Current Status Bill Number:
4580Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980204Primary Sponsor: J. SmithAll Sponsors: J. Smith, Altman, Cobb-Hunter, Littlejohn, Clyburn, Govan, Limehouse, Cave, Vaughn, Jennings, Battle, Rice and WalkerDrafted Document Number: gjk\20916sd.98Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Ways and Means Committee 30 HWMSubject: Appropriations Act, State, General; to enact biennial, General Assembly
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980204 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 2-7-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT, BEGINNING WITH ITS 1999 SESSION, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ENACT A BIENNIAL STATE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 2-7-60 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 2-7-60. Except as hereinafter provided, The the General Assembly shall annually provide for all expenditures in the general appropriation appropriations act, and the appropriations made for any department, institution, board, or commission shall must be in a definite sum for each purpose or activity with such that itemization under the activity as may be deemed considered necessary by the General Assembly.
Beginning with its 1999 session and in each session every two years thereafter, the General Assembly shall enact a biennial state general appropriations act in a form and under conditions as the General Assembly considers appropriate. On July 1, 1999, and thereafter, the term 'annual state general appropriations act' or any similar variations of this term as contained in any provision of law must be construed to mean the biennial state general appropriations act."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.