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A25, R44, H3792
Sponsors: Reps. Thayer, Funderburk and Sandifer
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Introduced in the House on February 16, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on March 9, 2017
Last Amended on April 18, 2017
Passed by the General Assembly on April 20, 2017
Governor's Action: May 9, 2017, Signed
Summary: Football stadiums
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/16/2017 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 20) 2/16/2017 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 20) 3/7/2017 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 2) 3/8/2017 Scrivener's error corrected 3/8/2017 House Amended (House Journal-page 13) 3/8/2017 House Read second time (House Journal-page 13) 3/8/2017 House Roll call Yeas-101 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 15) 3/9/2017 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 8) 3/9/2017 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 11) 3/9/2017 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 11) 3/9/2017 Scrivener's error corrected 4/3/2017 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education 4/18/2017 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 23) 4/18/2017 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 23) 4/18/2017 Senate Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 23) 4/19/2017 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 13) 4/20/2017 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 16) 5/4/2017 Ratified R 44 5/9/2017 Signed By Governor 5/12/2017 Effective date 5/9/17 5/15/2017 Act No. 25
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A25, R44, H3792)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-23-245 SO AS TO REQUIRE MINIMUM NUMBERS OF TOILETS AND LAVATORIES AT MIDDLE SCHOOL STADIUMS AND HIGH SCHOOL STADIUMS BASED ON GENDER AND SEATING CAPACITY, AND TO PROVIDE THESE STANDARDS APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING OTHERWISE APPLICABLE BUILDING CODES AND PLUMBING CODES.
Whereas, South Carolina adopts building codes to maintain reasonable and consistent standards of construction in buildings and other structures in the State in order to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of its citizens; and
Whereas, the South Carolina General Assembly finds current building codes and plumbing codes that specify the minimum number of water closets and lavatories for football stadiums causes an undue financial burden on our public schools, and consequently must be revised. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Fixture ratios based on gender and facility capacity established, exempted from other building and plumbing codes
SECTION 1. Article 2, Chapter 23, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-23-245. (A) Notwithstanding applicable national, state, or local building codes, plumbing codes, school building regulations, or other provisions of law relating to the minimum numbers of required plumbing fixtures for stadiums in middle schools and high schools based on occupancy and use, the minimum number of:
(1) toilets for male restrooms required for a stadium are:
(a) one per two hundred for the first fifteen hundred occupancy;
(b) one per two hundred fifty for the next fifteen hundred occupancy; and
(c) one per five hundred for the remainder occupancy;
(2) toilets for female restrooms required for a stadium are:
(a) one per one hundred for the first one thousand five hundred twenty occupancy;
(b) one per one hundred fifty for the next one thousand five hundred twenty occupancy; and
(c) one per three hundred for the remainder occupancy;
(3) lavatories for male restrooms required for a stadium are one per three hundred; and
(4) lavatories for female restrooms required for a stadium are one per three hundred.
(B) The provisions of this section apply to all middle school stadiums and high school stadiums built or renovated after the effective date of this act and all middle school stadiums and high school stadiums in existence or in the process of being planned, constructed, or renovated on the effective date of this act. However, a stadium that is being renovated but is not replacing existing seating or adding new seating may not be required to add water closets or lavatories to conform to the provisions of this section or any other applicable building code, plumbing code, school building regulations, or another provision of law. For a stadium that is being renovated to replace existing or add new seating, the plumbing fixtures requirements apply only to the number of new seats being added or replaced.
(C) To determine the occupant load of each sex, the total occupant load must be divided in half. To determine the required number of fixtures, the fixture ratio or ratios for each fixture type must be applied to the occupant load of each sex in accordance with subsection (A). Fractional numbers resulting from applying the fixture ratios must be rounded up to the next whole number. For calculations involving multiple occupancies, such fractional numbers for each occupancy first must be summed and then rounded up to the next whole number. However, the total occupant load must not be required to be divided in half where approved statistical data indicates a distribution of the sexes of other than fifty percent of each sex."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and is applicable to any existing facilities and future facilities.
Ratified the 4th day of May, 2017.
Approved the 9th day of May, 2017.
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