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Sponsors: Senators Ryberg and Cleary
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 4661
Introduced in the Senate on March 15, 2007
Introduced in the House on June 5, 2007
Last Amended on May 31, 2007
Currently residing in the House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/15/2007 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-6 3/15/2007 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-6 3/21/2007 Senate Committee report: Favorable Transportation SJ-15 3/22/2007 Scrivener's error corrected 5/31/2007 Senate Amended SJ-63 5/31/2007 Senate Read second time SJ-63 5/31/2007 Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-63 6/1/2007 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-5 6/4/2007 Scrivener's error corrected 6/5/2007 House Introduced and read first time HJ-24 6/5/2007 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry HJ-24
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
May 31, 2007
S. Printed 5/31/07--S. [SEC 6/4/07 3:42 PM]
Read the first time March 15, 2007.
TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DIVISION OF PUBLIC RAILWAYS TO IMPLEMENT AND OVERSEE A STATEWIDE RAIL PLAN, ON OR BEFORE MARCH 31, 2008, IN ACCORDANCE WITH EXISTING FEDERAL STATUTES, RULES, AND GUIDELINES.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. (A) The General Assembly finds that South Carolina must create a new statewide rail plan that accommodates all future commercial and passenger demands and that addresses the state's economic development needs.
(B) The General Assembly finds that to receive federal funds, the new statewide rail plan must comply with any and all federal statutes, rules, and guidelines.
SECTION 2. (A) The Division of Public Railways is directed to create a statewide rail plan on or before March 31, 2009, in compliance with applicable federal laws, rules, and regulations.
(B) Throughout the planning of the statewide rail plan, the division shall consult with and seek input from: the Department of Transportation, the State Ports Authority, the Aeronautics Division of the Department of Commerce, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, the South Carolina Public Service Commission, the Office of Regulatory Staff, and the Department of Health and Environmental Control.
(C) The division shall further seek the advice and input of the Councils of Governments, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Amtrak, short-line railroads, and any other associations that may be affected by the development of the statewide rail plan.
SECTION 3. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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