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760Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20010621Primary Sponsor: WilsonAll Sponsors: WilsonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20775sd01.docCompanion Bill Number: 3593Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Planning Commission, Local; planning process to include financial plan, specifications; Political SubdivisionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20010622 Companion Bill No. 3593 Senate 20010621 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND SECTION 6-29-510, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT OF DEVELOPING AND MANAGING OF THE PLANNING PROCESS BY THE LOCAL PLANNING COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE PLANNING PROCESS INCLUDE A LONG RANGE FINANCIAL PLAN AND SPECIFY WHAT THE PLAN MUST INCLUDE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 6-29-510(D) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 355 of 1994, is amended to read:
"(D) A local comprehensive plan must include, but not be limited to, the following planning elements:
(1) a population element which considers historic trends and projections, household numbers and sizes, educational levels, and income characteristics;
(2) an economic development element which considers labor force and labor force characteristics, employment by place of work and residence, and analysis of the economic base;
(3) a natural resources element which considers coastal resources, slope characteristics, prime agricultural and forest land, plant and animal habitats, parks and recreation areas, scenic views and sites, wetlands, and soil types. Where a separate board exists pursuant to this chapter, this element is the responsibility of the existing board;
(4) a cultural resources element which considers historic buildings and structures, commercial districts, residential districts, unique, natural, or scenic resources, archaeological, and other cultural resources. Where a separate board exists pursuant to this chapter, this element is the responsibility of the existing board;
(5) a community facilities element which considers transportation network; water supply, treatment, and distribution; sewage system and wastewater treatment; solid waste collection and disposal, fire protection, emergency medical services, and general government facilities; education facilities; and libraries and other cultural facilities;
(6) a housing element which considers location, types, age and condition of housing, owner and renter occupancy, and affordability of housing;
(7) a land use element which considers existing and future land use by categories, including residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, forestry, mining, public and quasi-public, recreation, parks, open space,
and vacant or undeveloped .; and
(8) a long range financial plan covering a minimum of five future years which must be updated at least every second year. It must include capital cost of all proposed government facilities and infrastructure, estimated cost of operations, tax revenues and other income sources, bond funding and retirement plans, estimated growth of the tax base and increases in tax milage which would be required."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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