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A156, R178, H4021
Sponsors: Reps. Clary, W. Newton, R. Williams and Funderburk
Document Path: l:\council\bills\bh\7084cz19.docx
Introduced in the House on February 19, 2019
Introduced in the Senate on April 10, 2019
Passed by the General Assembly on September 23, 2020
Governor's Action: September 28, 2020, Signed
Summary: Swimming prohibition and use of cabins in state parks
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/19/2019 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 42) 2/19/2019 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 42) 3/27/2019 House Committee report: Favorable Ways and Means (House Journal-page 42) 4/9/2019 House Read second time (House Journal-page 42) 4/9/2019 House Roll call Yeas-104 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 42) 4/10/2019 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 10) 4/10/2019 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 21) 4/10/2019 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 21) 5/1/2019 Senate Committee report: Favorable Fish, Game and Forestry (Senate Journal-page 12) 9/22/2020 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 28) 9/22/2020 Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 28) 9/23/2020 Senate Read third time and enrolled 9/25/2020 Ratified R 178 9/28/2020 Signed By Governor 10/2/2020 Effective date 09/28/20 10/2/2020 Act No. 156
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A156, R178, H4021)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 51-3-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF SWIMMING OR USE OF CABINS AT STATE PARKS, SO AS TO REMOVE THE PROHIBITION; TO AMEND SECTION 51-3-50, RELATING TO THE POWER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM TO OPEN PARKS TO NORMAL PUBLIC USE, SO AS TO REMOVE A LIMITATION ON THE DEPARTMENT'S POWER; TO REPEAL SECTION 51-3-20 RELATING TO LIMITATIONS ON THE FACILITIES AT STATE PARKS; TO REPEAL SECTION 51-3-30 RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR USING CABINS OR SWIMMING AT A STATE PARK; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 51-3-40 RELATING TO THE LIMITATIONS ON THE OPERATIONS OF CERTAIN STATE PARKS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
State parks, prohibitions removed
SECTION 1. Section 51-3-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 51-3-10. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism may control, supervise, maintain and, wherever practicable, improve all parks belonging to the State, for general recreational, educational, and forestry purposes."
State parks, limitations removed
SECTION 2. Section 51-3-50 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 51-3-50. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism shall open any state park to public use for such normal recreational, educational, and forestry purposes and uses, and for such hours of operation as it shall deem advisable."
SECTION 3. Sections 51-3-20, 51-3-30, and 51-3-40 of the 1976 Code are repealed.
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 25th day of September, 2020.
Approved the 28th day of September, 2020.
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