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1137Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020320Primary Sponsor: HuttoAll Sponsors: HuttoDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\pt\1806dw02.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Telecommunications and cable television systems, municipalities authorized to construct and operateHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20020320 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND SECTION 5-7-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF A MUNICIPALITY, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A MUNICIPALITY TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE TELECOMMUNICATION AND CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEMS AND PROVIDE TELECOMMUNICATION AND CABLE SERVICES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The first undesignated paragraph of Section 5-7-30 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 113 of 1999, is further amended to read:
"Each municipality of the State, in addition to the powers conferred to its specific form of government, may enact regulations, resolutions, and ordinances, not inconsistent with the Constitution and general law of this State, including the exercise of powers in relation to roads, streets, markets, law enforcement, health, and order in the municipality or respecting any subject which appears to it necessary and proper for the security, general welfare, and convenience of the municipality or for preserving health, peace, order, and good government in it, including the authority to levy and collect taxes on real and personal property and as otherwise authorized in this section, make assessments, and establish uniform service charges relating to them; the authority to abate nuisances; the authority to provide police protection in contiguous municipalities and in unincorporated areas located not more than three miles from the municipal limits upon the request and agreement of the governing body of such contiguous municipality or the county, including agreement as to the boundaries of such police jurisdictional areas, in which case the municipal law enforcement officers shall have the full jurisdiction, authority, rights, privileges, and immunities, including coverage under the workers' compensation law, which they have in the municipality, including the authority to make arrests, and to execute criminal process within the extended jurisdictional area; provided, however, that this shall not extend the effect of the laws of the municipality beyond its corporate boundaries; grant franchises for the use of public streets and make charges for them; grant franchises and make charges for the use of public beaches; engage in the recreation function; construct and operate telecommunication and cable television systems and provide telecommunication and cable services; levy a business license tax on gross income, but a wholesaler delivering goods to retailers in a municipality is not subject to the business license tax unless he maintains within the corporate limits of the municipality a warehouse or mercantile establishment for the distribution of wholesale goods; and a business engaged in making loans secured by real estate is not subject to the business license tax unless it has premises located within the corporate limits of the municipality and no entity which is exempt from the license tax under another law nor a subsidiary or affiliate of an exempt entity is subject to the business license tax; borrow in anticipation of taxes; and pledge revenues to be collected and the full faith and credit of the municipality against its note and conduct advisory referenda. The municipal governing body may fix fines and penalties for the violation of municipal ordinances and regulations not exceeding five hundred dollars or imprisonment not exceeding thirty days, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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