Current Status Bill Number:
4814Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980317Primary Sponsor: KelleyAll Sponsors: Kelley, Keegan, Witherspoon, Edge and BarfieldDrafted Document Number: kgh\15524htc.98Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: County councils, fireworks; may regulate by ordinance discharge of; Political Subdivisions, Counties
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980317 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 4-9-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF COUNTY GOVERNMENTS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A COUNTY BY ORDINANCE TO REGULATE OR PROHIBIT THE DISCHARGE OF OTHERWISE LAWFUL FIREWORKS IN PARTS OF THE COUNTY WHERE BECAUSE OF POPULATION DENSITY OR CONTIGUITY TO MUNICIPALITIES, THE PUBLIC SAFETY REQUIRES SUCH REGULATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 4-9-30(14) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(14) to enact ordinances for the implementation and enforcement of the powers granted in this section and provide penalties for violations thereof of these ordinances not to exceed the penalty jurisdiction of magistrates' courts. Alleged violations of such ordinances shall must be heard and disposed of in courts created by the general law including the magistrates' courts of the county. County officials are further empowered to seek and obtain compliance with ordinances and regulations issued pursuant thereto to ordinances through injunctive relief in courts of competent jurisdiction. No ordinance including penalty provisions shall be enacted with regard to matters provided for by the general law, except as specifically authorized by such the general law. Ordinances regulating or prohibiting the discharge of otherwise lawful fireworks may be enacted and may by their terms be made to apply only to those parts of the county where because of population density or contiguity to municipalities the public safety requires such regulation; and"
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.