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1324Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000406Primary Sponsor: BrantonAll Sponsors: BrantonDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\wsb\002devo.whb.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Dorchester Delegation HLD 97Subject: Dorchester County Transportation Committee not under authority of county council; Transportation DepartmentHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000621 Introduced, read first time, 97 HLD referred to Dorchester Delegation Senate 20000621 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20000621 Recalled from Dorchester County Delegation 87 SLD Senate 20000420 Committed to Dorchester County 87 SLD Delegation ------ 20000410 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000407 Read second time Senate 20000406 Unanimous consent for second reading on Friday, 20000407 Senate 20000406 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on April 6, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 10, 2000 - Word format
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April 6, 2000
L. Printed 4/6/00--S. [SEC 4/10/00 4:53 PM]
Read the first time April 6, 2000.
TO AMEND ACT 512 OF 1996, RELATING TO DEVOLUTION OF AUTHORITY AND BUDGETARY APPROVALS TO THE GOVERNING BODY OF DORCHESTER COUNTY, SO AS TO DELETE THE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE FROM THE OFFICES, BOARDS, AND COMMISSIONS OVER WHICH THE GOVERNING BODY OF DORCHESTER COUNTY HAS AUTHORITY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Act 512 of 1996 is amended to read:
"SECTION 1. (A) Except for the appointment of magistrates, as provided in Section 22-1-10, the appointment of members of county boards of registration, as provided in Section 7-5-10, and the appointment of county commissioners of election, as provided in Section 7-13-70, in all cases where appointments to offices, boards, and commissions are made by or upon the recommendation of the House Delegation, the Senate Delegation, or the Joint Legislative Delegation of Dorchester County, or by any other member or combination of members of the General Assembly by reason of their representing all or a portion of Dorchester County, all said appointments must be made by or upon the recommendation of a majority of the members of the governing body of Dorchester County if, and to the extent that, the governing body of Dorchester County by ordinance or resolution agrees to accept the responsibility and the authority for making those appointments and notifies the Code Commissioner of its acceptance. All appointments and recommendations must be made without regard to race, religion, color, sex, or national origin.
(B) The application of subsection (A) includes, but is not limited to:
(1) Forestry Board Section 48-33-50
(2) Veterans Affairs Section 25-11-40
(3) Building Permit
Inspector Section 4-25-240
(4) Clemson Extension
Service Agent Section 4-11-50
(5) County Department of
Social Services Section 43-3-10
Committee Section 12-27-400
7 6) Department of
Special Needs Section 44-20-375
8 7) Assistant Solicitor Section 1-7-420
9 8) Low Country Resources
Development Authority Section 48-15-20
10 9) Foster Care
Review Board Section 20-7-2385
11 10) Mental Health
Center Board Section 44-15-60
12 11) Trident TEC
Board Section 59-53-410
13 12) Economic Opportunity
Commission Section 4-31-330.
(C) This act does not apply to a special purpose district.
SECTION 2. Authority for levy of taxes or approval of budgets or millage levels for all offices, boards, and commissions referenced in Section 1 above is vested in the governing body of Dorchester County.
SECTION 3. The devolution of powers provided for in this act shall occur only if, and to the extent that, the county governing body by ordinance or resolution agrees to accept the action and notifies the Code Commissioner of its acceptance. The Code Commissioner shall keep a list of such notifications and shall include the information in the statutory notes in each cumulative supplement and revised volume of the Code of Laws of South Carolina. The Code Commissioner is empowered and directed to modify all code sections which are inconsistent with this act and to indicate in the notes following a code section any action accepted by a county governing body by ordinance or resolution.
SECTION 4. (A) Members of the Dorchester County Transportation Committee, as provided in Section 12-27-2740, shall be appointed by the county legislative delegation upon a majority vote of the members of the Senate and a majority vote of the members of the House of Representatives who represent Dorchester County.
(B) The Code Commissioner is directed to make the appropriate change in Section 12-28-2740 to reflect the provisions incorporated in this act ."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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