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4545Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000203Primary Sponsor: SandiferAll Sponsors: Sandifer, Barrett, Cato and TrotterDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20907ac00.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Telecommunications Relay Access Service Advisory Committee, Public Service Commission, HandicappedHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20000302 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 20000301 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20000229 Read second time ------ 20000224 Scrivener's error corrected House 20000223 Committee report: Favorable 26 HLCI House 20000203 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on February 23, 2000 - Word format Revised on February 24, 2000 - Word format
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To whom was referred a Bill (H. 4545), to amend Section 58-9-2540, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the advisory committee to the Public Service Commission for monitoring the statewide telecommunications relay access service for hearing, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
HARRY F. CATO, for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 58-9-2540, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION FOR MONITORING THE STATEWIDE TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY ACCESS SERVICE FOR HEARING AND SPEECH-IMPAIRED PERSONS AND FOR HEARING AND VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PERSONS, SO AS TO ADD REPRESENTATIVES TO THE COMMITTEE FROM THE NATIONAL FEDERATION FOR THE BLIND OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 58-9-2540 of the 1976 Code, as amended by Act 396 of 1992, is further amended to read:
"Section 58-9-2540. (A) The commission may appoint an advisory committee to monitor the statewide telecommunications relay access service and advise and make recommendations to the commission in pursuing services which meet the needs of the hearing or speech-impaired and others similarly impaired in communicating with other users of telecommunications services.
(B) The advisory committee consists of
nine eleven members as follows:
(1) one representative from the Spartanburg School for the Deaf and Blind;
(2) one representative from the South Carolina Association of the Deaf, Inc.;
(3) one representative from the South Carolina Telephone Association;
(4) two representatives from the commission staff;
(5) one representative from the provider of the dual party relay service;
(6) one representative from the office of the Consumer Advocate;
(7) one representative from the office of the Division of Information Resource Management, State Budget and Control Board;
(8) one hearing-impaired person who is an active member of Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH);
(9) one representative from the National Federation for the Blind of South Carolina; and
(10) one representative from the South Carolina Commission for the Blind.
The advisory committee must be appointed by the commission upon the recommendations of the applicable agency or organization. The commission shall prescribe regulations which set forth guidelines for the responsibilities, duties, and authority of the committee. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the commission and vacancies must be filled in the manner of the original appointment."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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