Current Status Bill Number:
3178Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970114Primary Sponsor: SeithelAll Sponsors: SeithelDrafted Document Number: pt\2806ac.97Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWSubject: Aeronautics Division of Commerce Department, to control state aircraft
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970114 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee House 19970108 Prefiled, referred to Committee 21 HEPWView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 55-5-70, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE AERONAUTICS DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, SO AS TO BRING ALL STATE AIRCRAFT UNDER THE CONTROL AND SUPERVISION OF THE DIVISION AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 55-5-70 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Section 1289, Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 55-5-70. (A) The division shall foster air commerce within the State and the division shall have has supervision over the aeronautical activities and facilities within the State. Such Except as provided in subsection (B), the authority shall include includes supervision and control over all aircraft owned, operated, and maintained by the State, its departments, agencies and institutions, airports, landing fields, landing strips, air instruction, air parking, air beacons, and all other air navigation facilities. Accordingly, the division may prescribe such reasonable rules and regulations as it may deem necessary and advisable for the public safety and for the promotion of aeronautics governing:
(1) the designing, laying out, location, building, equipping, operation, and use of all airports, landing fields or landing strips.;
(2) The division may further prescribe such reasonable rules and regulations as it may deem necessary governing the curriculum, equipment, personnel, and operation, and management of all air instruction, for the purpose of protecting to protect the health and safety of students receiving or to receive such instruction and insuring, so far as may be, ensuring the public safety through the proper training and instruction of student aviators.;
(3) The division may further prescribe such reasonable rules and regulations as it may deem necessary and advisable for the public safety and the safety of those engaged in aeronautics and for the promotion of aeronautics governing the establishment, location, maintenance, and operation of all air markings, air beacons, and other air navigation facilities.; and
(4) The division may further prescribe such reasonable air traffic rules and regulations as it shall deem necessary for public safety and the safety of those engaged in aeronautics and for the promotion of aeronautics;. provided, however, that no rules or regulations
Regulations prescribed by the division under the authority of this section shall be must not be inconsistent with the then current federal legislation governing aeronautics and the regulations duly promulgated thereunder under federal law.
(B) The provisions of this section do not apply to aircraft operated by the Department of Commerce, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Natural Resources, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect July 1, 1997.