South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3127

STATUS INFORMATION

Joint Resolution
Sponsors: Reps. Dillard, Henderson-Myers and Clyburn
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11105cz19.docx

Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/18/2018  House   Prefiled
  12/18/2018  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs
    1/8/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 96)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 96)
   1/16/2019  House   Recalled from Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 43)
   1/16/2019  House   Committed to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources 
                        and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 43)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/18/2018

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

A JOINT RESOLUTION

TO ESTABLISH THE MOLD ABATEMENT AND REMEDIATION STUDY COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF MOLD IN PUBLIC AREAS AND TO ASCERTAIN THE BEST METHOD OF ABATEMENT FOR MOLD IN PUBLIC AREAS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE, TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN GOALS FOR THE STUDY COMMITTEE, TO REQUIRE THE STUDY COMMITTEE TO PREPARE A REPORT FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO DISSOLVE THE STUDY COMMITTEE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Whereas, mold presents a public health issue when present in older public buildings and currently no state agency regulates mold remediation; and

Whereas, aging infrastructure in South Carolina presents an ever-growing opportunity for exposure, especially to young children in public schools; and

Whereas, it is the intent of the General Assembly of South Carolina to study the issue of mold to ascertain policy initiatives to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its most vulnerable citizens. Now, therefore:

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    (A)    There is created the Mold Abatement and Remediation Study Committee to study the health effects of mold in public areas and to ascertain the best method of abatement for the mold. The study committee shall:

(1)    examine public policy issues relative to mold in public buildings in South Carolina;

(2)    ascertain the impacts on public health with a focus on children in public schools;

(3)    propose policy initiatives to remediate or abate problems with mold, if necessary;

(4)    determine proactive steps to prevent the growth of mold in public buildings; and

(5)    identify best practices regarding how to make public buildings more resilient with regards to flooding events and mold growth.

(B)    The study committee must be comprised of three members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate and three members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House. Members of the study committee shall serve without mileage, per diem, or subsistence. Staff from the Senate and House of Representatives shall assist the study committee.

(C)    The members of the study committee shall seek assistance from state agencies and members of the private sector including, but not limited to, the Department of Health and Environmental Control, the State Department of Education, the Association of Counties, the Municipal Association, the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, the Association of General Contractors, Realtors, and Home Builders.

(D)    The study committee shall provide a report to the General Assembly by December 31, 2019, at which time the study committee shall dissolve.

SECTION    2.    This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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