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Sponsors: Senators Peeler and Reese
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Introduced in the Senate on March 31, 2010
Introduced in the House on April 20, 2010
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works
Summary: I-85 Cherokee-Spartanburg Corridor Authority Act
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/31/2010 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-6 3/31/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance SJ-6 4/14/2010 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Finance SJ-63 4/15/2010 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted SJ-25 4/15/2010 Senate Read second time SJ-25 4/20/2010 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-11 4/20/2010 House Introduced and read first time HJ-47 4/20/2010 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-47
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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
April 15, 2010
S. Printed 4/15/10--S.
Read the first time March 31, 2010.
TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE, BY ADDING CHAPTER 55 TO ESTABLISH THE "I-85 CHEROKEE-SPARTANBURG CORRIDOR AUTHORITY ACT" AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION, DUTIES, AND POWERS OF THE AUTHORITY.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Title 11 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 11-55-5. This chapter may be cited as the 'I-85 Corridor Authority Act'.
Section 11-55-10. There is established the I-85 Corridor Authority. The authority must:
(1) oversee the implementation of the recommendations contained in the Department of Transportation's I-85 Widening Corridor Feasibility Study for Cherokee County and Spartanburg County and other studies from the department relating to widening I-85; and
(2) report to the General Assembly, at least annually, on the progress made related to its charge, any modification of the laws of this State needed to allow the authority to better fulfill its charge, programs, and operations.
Section 11-55-15. The authority is a public body, politic and corporate, and an agency of the State and may:
(1) adopt bylaws, procedures, and regulations for the directors, officers, and employees and for implementation and operation of the programs authorized by this act;
(2) sue and be sued in its own name;
(3) enter into such contracts, agreements, and instruments and make such offers to contract with such persons, partnerships, firms, corporations, agencies, or entities, whether public or private, considered desirable in the furtherance of its purpose;
(4) acquire by purchase, donation, exchange, or otherwise, hold, improve, mortgage, pledge, or otherwise, encumber, manage, lease, convey, transfer, or dispose of any real or personal property, whether tangible or intangible, together with such rights and privileges as may be incidental and appurtenant thereto. To the extent that administrative funds are involved, the authority must comply with the provisions of the South Carolina Consolidated Procurement Code. To the extent that the liability of the authority is limited to program funds, any such acquisition or disposition may be pursuant to public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as the authority may approve in accordance with prudent business practices;
(5) appoint officers, agents, employees, and consultants, prescribe their duties, and fix their compensation; and
(6) participate in and cooperate with any agency or instrumentality of the United States and with any agency or political subdivision of this State in the administration of any of the programs authorized by this act.
Section 11-55-20. The member counties of the authority consist of Cherokee, Spartanburg, Greenville, Oconee, and Anderson Counties.
Section 11-55-25. (A) The authority is governed by a board of directors that is composed of seven members. The members must be appointed as follows:
(1) three members appointed by the senators whose districts include the member counties;
(2) three members appointed by the representatives whose districts include the member counties; and
(3) one member who is a president of a technical college located in a member county appointed by the senior senator of the member counties.
(B) Except as provided in subsection (C), members must serve a five-year term. Any vacancy on the authority must be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. Members of the authority shall serve without mileage, per diem, and subsistence. (C) Initial appointments to the authority shall be made within sixty days of the enactment of this section.
(D) The initial meeting of the authority shall be convened by the chairman as soon as practical after the initial appointments are made. Business of the authority may only be conducted when a quorum is present. A quorum consists of a majority of the total membership.
Section 11-55-30. (A) The authority shall receive state funds as appropriated by the General Assembly.
(B) In addition to funding sources listed in subsection (A), the authority is authorized to solicit and accept private and public donations, grants, gifts, and federal funds. All funds received by the authority, regardless of their source, are to be held and accounted for by the State Treasure in a separate account to be known as the 'I-85 Corridor Authority Fund'. Disbursements from the authority fund must only be made upon the signature of the chairmen of the board of directors, or a designee of the board, upon written warrants of the Comptroller General drawn on the State Treasurer to the payee designated in the requisition.
(C) The authority must distribute funds throughout the member counties as grants, in a manner which fulfills the charge in Section 11-55-10. The authority must create guidelines to govern the selection of recipients of grants and the distribution of grant funds.
(D) The authority must be audited annually by the State Auditor or by an independent certified public accounting firm approved by the State Auditor."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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