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4844Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000330Primary Sponsor: WilkinsAll Sponsors: Wilkins, Harrison, Haskins, D. Smith, Harrell, Cato, Townsend, Sharpe, CampsenDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11947dw00.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: County legislative delegations, county governing body; appointment powers; General Assembly, Political SubdivisionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000411 Co-Sponsor removed (Rule 5.2) by Rep. J. Brown House 20000405 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Campsen House 20000330 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-240 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES GRANTED TO A COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION WHICH AFFECT ONLY ONE COUNTY ARE DEVOLVED UPON THE GOVERNING BODY OF THAT COUNTY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF LEGISLATIVE DELEGATIONS WITH REGARD TO STATEWIDE OR REGIONAL ENTITIES COMPRISING MORE THAN ONE COUNTY ARE DEVOLVED UPON THE APPROPRIATE COUNTY GOVERNING BODY OR BODIES FROM THOSE COUNTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 2-1-240. (A) For the purposes of this section, 'county legislative delegation' is defined as a group composed of members of the House of Representatives and of the Senate whose districts include any portion of the geographic area of a given county.
(B) All powers, duties, and responsibilities granted by statute or resolution to any county legislative delegation which affect only one county are devolved upon the governing body of that county. All powers, duties, and responsibilities of legislative delegations with regard to statewide or regional boards, commissions, authorities, or entities comprising more than one county are devolved upon the appropriate county governing body or bodies from those counties."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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