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3380Ratification Number: 73Act Number: 36Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010130Primary Sponsor: JenningsAll Sponsors: Jennings and KelleyDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11195ac01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20010502Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20010529Subject: Bungee jumping, regulation of devices used in; AthleticsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20010611 Act No. A36 ------ 20010529 Signed by Governor ------ 20010523 Ratified R73 Senate 20010502 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 20010419 Read second time Senate 20010417 Committee report: Favorable 08 SG Senate 20010220 Introduced, read first time, 08 SG referred to Committee House 20010216 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20010215 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20010216 House 20010214 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 20010130 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on February 14, 2001 - Word format Revised on April 17, 2001 - Word format
(A36, R73, H3380)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 52-19-20 AND 52-19-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BOTH RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING BUNGEE JUMPING, SO AS TO INCLUDE IN THE REGULATION OF BUNGEE JUMPING DEVICES IN WHICH THE BUNGEE CORD IS A WIRE ROPE, CABLE, SPRING, OR OTHER DEVICE SIMILAR IN DESIGN OR USE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
"Bungee jumping" defined
SECTION 1. Section 52-19-20 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 408 of 1994, is amended to read:
"Section 52-19-20. (A) For purposes of this chapter, the term 'bungee jumping' includes and refers to the sport, activity, or practice of jumping, stepping out, dropping, or otherwise being released into the air while attached or fastened to a cord made of rubber, latex, or other elastic-type material, whether natural or synthetic or wire rope or cable or springs or other devices similar in design or use, whereby the cord, wire rope, cable, spring, or other device similar in design or use stops the fall, lengthens and shortens, allows the person to bounce up and down, and is intended to finally bring the person to a stop at a point above the surface.
(B) Each bungee operation must be considered a new device."
"Bungee catapulting" or "reverse bungee jumping" defined
SECTION 2. Section 52-19-50(5) and (7) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 408 of 1994, are amended to read:
"(5) 'Bungee catapulting' or 'reverse bungee jumping' means the sport, activity, or practice whereby a person is attached to a bungee cord or wire rope or cable or springs or other devices similar in design or use which is stretched and then released, thus catapulting or otherwise launching the jumper or passenger into the air from a fixed position. Bungee catapulting is prohibited in this State.
(7) 'Bungee jumping' means the sport, activity, or other practice of jumping, diving, stepping out, dropping, or otherwise being released into the air while attached or fastened to a bungee cord or wire rope or cable or springs or other devices similar in design or use, whereby the cord, wire rope, cable, spring, or other devices similar in design or use stops the fall, lengthens and shortens, allows the person to bounce or jump up and down, and is intended to finally bring the person to a stop at a point above the landing surface."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 23rd day of May, 2001.
Approved the 29th day of May, 2001.
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