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3388Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010130Primary Sponsor: SnowAll Sponsors: SnowDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22758cm01.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWSubject: Memorials, private; Transportation Department requests to study whether or not to place along state highwaysHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20010130 Introduced, referred to Committee 21 HEPW Versions of This Bill
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON WHETHER THE PLACEMENT OF PRIVATE MEMORIALS ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS CONSTITUTES ROAD HAZARDS OR PROMOTES SAFE DRIVING PRACTICES, TO RECOMMEND WAYS TO STEM THE PROLIFERATION OF THESE MEMORIALS, AND TO REPORT THE FINDINGS OF THE STUDY TO THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OR REPRESENTATIVES, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE EDUCATION AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE BY JANUARY 1, 2002.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, requests the Department of Transportation to conduct a study on whether the placement of memorials that mark areas where fatal accidents have occurred along the state's highways constitutes road hazards or promotes safe driving practices, and to make recommendations on ways to stem the proliferation of these memorials. The study shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) obtaining comments from the public on whether the practice of placing memorials along the state's highways should be allowed in its current form, regulated, or discontinued;
(2) exploring the possibility of private citizens obtaining department approval before placing memorials along a highway's right-of-way; and
(3) exploring the possibility of having the department design and place a standard memorial at an accident scene which would remain at that location for a specified period.
The Department of Transportation shall report the findings and conclusions of its study to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and the Chairman of the House Education and Public Works Committee by January 1, 2002.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the director of the Department of Transportation.
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