Current Status Bill Number:
4462Ratification Number: 386Act Number: 325Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960118Primary Sponsor: RiserAll Sponsors: Riser, G. Brown, Koon and WitherspoonDrafted Document Number: PT\2143DW.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960430Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19960521Subject: Pesticide registration fees
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960530 Act No. A325 ------ 19960521 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19960514 Ratified R386 Senate 19960430 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960429 Read second time Senate 19960404 Committee report: Favorable 01 SANR Senate 19960227 Introduced, read first time, 01 SANR referred to Committee House 19960223 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960222 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19960222 Read second time House 19960221 Committee report: Favorable 20 HANR House 19960118 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A325, R386, H4462)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 46-13-45 SO AS TO CREATE TWO CLASSES OF PESTICIDE REGISTRATION FEES, TO PROVIDE FOR AMOUNT OF THE FEE FOR A BASIC FEE, AND PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE SPECIAL FEE AND HOW THE MONIES DERIVED FROM THE SPECIAL FEE MUST BE USED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 46-13-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO STANDARDS FOR CERTIFICATION OF PESTICIDE APPLICATORS, SO AS TO DELETE THE ANNUAL FEES FOR RESTRICTED AND UNRESTRICTED USE OF A PESTICIDE PRODUCT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Pesticide registration fees
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 46-13-45. There are two classes of pesticide registration fees as follows:
(1) Basic. All pesticide products will be classified as basic pesticides, solely for determination of the annual registration fee. The classification will not affect a pesticide's state or federal classification as a general use pesticide or a restricted use pesticide. All registrants shall pay an annual basic registration fee of one hundred dollars per product registered. This fee must be used to support the general pesticide regulatory and education program.
(2)(a) Special. In instances where identifiable types of pesticides require regulatory activities exceeding those provided by the general regulatory program, the director in consultation with pesticide registrants shall prepare and submit to the legislature a report containing:
(i) the identity of the particular types of pesticides and a listing of such pesticides which warrant special regulatory activity;
(ii) an evaluation and explanation of the special regulatory activity necessary, the approximate duration, and the costs of implementing and maintaining this activity;
(iii) a recommendation of the appropriate allocation of these costs; and
(iv) a recommendation of a special registration fee to collect the necessary amount to be paid by the registrants to fund the special regulatory activity.
(b) All special fees collected must be devoted exclusively to the special regulatory activities for which they were established and are not subject to any direct or indirect charges, costs, or assessments by any state agency. Special fees must be terminated when the special regulatory activities which these fees support are no longer required."
Annual registration fee
SECTION 2. Section 46-13-40(F) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 467 of 1992, is further amended to read:
"(F) The applicant desiring to register a pesticide shall pay an annual registration fee in accordance with the provisions of Section 46-13-45. Registrations expire on August thirty-first each year."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 5/21/96.