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Sponsors: Reps. Cato, Anthony, Bailey, Barfield, Battle, Bingham, G. Brown, Chellis, Cooper, Cotty, Dantzler, Davenport, Edge, Hinson, Huggins, Lee, Limehouse, Perry, Quinn, Rice, Sandifer, Scott, J.E. Smith, Stille, Townsend, Tripp, Walker and White
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Introduced in the House on February 6, 2003
Currently residing in the House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
Summary: Registered land surveyors, employees and agents allowed to enter land
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/6/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-6 2/6/2003 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry HJ-7 2/26/2003 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Toole 4/23/2003 House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Trotter 2/3/2004 House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Toole 2/17/2004 House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Kirsh
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-22-286 SO AS TO ALLOW REGISTERED LAND SURVEYORS, THEIR EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS TO ENTER ONTO THE LANDS OF OTHERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PERFORMING CUSTOMARY AND NECESSARY ACTS OF SURVEYING LAND.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 22, Title 40 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 40-22-286. Registered land surveyors, their employees, and agents may enter onto the lands of others and carry with them their customary equipment for the geographical area concerned, to obtain the monumentation required and perform the customary and necessary acts to perform the surveys of land. The reasonable removal of undergrowth, brush, and limbs from naturally occurring plants for sight lines and the marking of boundary trees and witness trees is considered normal and necessary actions under this section. A landowner is not liable for the negligent or wilful acts of the land surveyor, his employees, or agents in the course of performing their duties. A landowner is not liable for injuries to person or property while the land surveyor, his employees, or agents are performing their duties as long as the injury does not result from unlawful, malicious, or wilful conduct of the landowner or his agents."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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