South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3383

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Ott, Hosey and Ridgeway
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11053cz19.docx

Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Ways and Means

Summary: State forest land revenues shared with counties

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 Ways and Means
    1/8/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 216)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Ways and Means 
                        (House Journal-page 216)
   1/15/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ridgeway

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/18/2018

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A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 48-23-260, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SHARING STATE FOREST LAND REVENUES WITH COUNTIES, SO AS TO EXCLUDE THE PROCEEDS FROM LAND RENTALS AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA PAYMENTS FROM THE PROCEEDS TO BE SHARED WITH THE COUNTIES.

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

SECTION    1.    Section 48-23-260 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 48-23-260.    The State Treasurer shall pay to any county containing State forest lands an amount equal to twenty-five per cent of the gross proceeds received by the State in each fiscal year from the sale of timber, pulpwood, poles, gravel, land rentals and other privileges on such State forest lands in any such county. The proceeds from land rentals and Wildlife Management Area payments are excluded from the provisions of this section. This provision shall must apply to all State forest lands managed or operated by the State Commission of Forestry whether they be owned in fee by the State or leased from the United States, but this provision shall does not apply to State parks. The funds herein provided for shall must be spent for general school purposes. Where a particular State forest lies in more than one county or school district, the funds derived from such the State forest and to be paid by the State Treasurer shall must be apportioned on the basis of land acreage involved. All funds distributed under the provisions of this section shall must be spent upon the approval of a majority of the county legislative delegation, including the Senator."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect July 1, 2019.

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