South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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A128, R132, H4702

STATUS INFORMATION

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Sponsors: Reps. Huggins, Martin, Wooten, Caskey, Calhoon, Forrest, Howard and Brawley
Document Path: l:\council\bills\gt\5760cm20.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 883

Introduced in the House on January 14, 2020
Introduced in the Senate on February 19, 2020
Passed by the General Assembly on March 10, 2020
Governor's Action: March 24, 2020, Signed

Summary: Richland-Lexington Airport Commission

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  11/20/2019  House   Prefiled
  11/20/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
   1/14/2020  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 72)
   1/14/2020  House   Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (House Journal-page 72)
   2/11/2020  House   Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (House Journal-page 3)
   2/11/2020  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Caskey, Calhoon
   2/12/2020  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Forrest
   2/12/2020  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s).  King, Brawley, Garvin, 
                        Matthews, Moore (House Journal-page 24)
   2/12/2020  House   Requests for debate removed-Rep(s).  King, Matthews 
                        (House Journal-page 31)
   2/12/2020  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Howard, Brawley
   2/12/2020  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 31)
   2/12/2020  House   Roll call Yeas-107  Nays-1 (House Journal-page 31)
   2/13/2020  House   Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 6)
   2/19/2020  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
   2/19/2020  Senate  Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (Senate Journal-page 8)
   2/25/2020  Senate  Recalled from Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (Senate Journal-page 4)
    3/4/2020  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 95)
    3/4/2020  Senate  Roll call Ayes-46  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 95)
   3/10/2020  Senate  Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 28)
   3/19/2020          Ratified R  132
   3/24/2020          Signed By Governor
   3/26/2020          Effective date  03/24/20
   3/26/2020          Act No.  128

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

11/20/2019
2/11/2020
2/25/2020

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NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(A128, R132, H4702)

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 55-11-440 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE RICHLAND-LEXINGTON AIRPORT COMMISSION MAY MAKE APPLICATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES IN CERTAIN COUNTIES, SELECT AND DESCRIBE THE LOCATION OF THE ZONES FOR WHICH APPLICATION MAY BE MADE, PROMULGATE CERTAIN REGULATIONS, OWN, ERECT, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE BUILDINGS IN A FOREIGN-TRADE ZONE, AND DO ALL THINGS NECESSARY AND PROPER TO ACHIEVE COMPLIANCE WITH THE FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES ACT.

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

Richland-Lexington Airport Commission

SECTION    1.    Article 5, Chapter 11, Title 55 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 55-11-440.    Notwithstanding another provision of law, the Richland-Lexington Airport Commission may make application to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board for the purpose of establishing, operating, and maintaining foreign-trade zones in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter counties, under the act of Congress known as the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, which provides for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of foreign-trade zones in the United States.

The commission shall select and describe the location of the zones for which application may be made and shall make such regulations concerning the operation, maintenance, and policing of them as may be necessary to insure compliance with the Foreign-Trade Zones Act and for other appropriate purposes.

The commission has the authority to own, erect, maintain, and operate or lease any structures or buildings or enclosures as may be necessary or proper for establishing, operating, and maintaining such foreign-trade zones within Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter counties.

The authority granted to the commission confers the right, duty, and power to do all things necessary and proper to achieve compliance with the Foreign-Trade Zones Act and to carry into effect the establishing, operating, and maintaining of foreign-trade zones within Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter counties."

Time effective

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 19th day of March, 2020.

Approved the 24th day of March, 2020.

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