South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 953

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Senn
Document Path: l:\s-res\ss\022road.kmm.ss.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 893, 4958

Introduced in the Senate on January 14, 2020
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/11/2019  Senate  Prefiled
  12/11/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Transportation
   1/14/2020  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 53)
   1/14/2020  Senate  Referred to Committee on Transportation 
                        (Senate Journal-page 53)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/11/2019

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A BILL

TO AMEND ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 57 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TO PROVIDE THAT A ROAD, BRIDGE, OR OTHER HIGHWAY FACILITY SHALL NOT BE DEDICATED AND NAMED IN HONOR OF A LIVING PERSON, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE NAMES OF CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS FROM A ROAD, BRIDGE, OR OTHER HIGHWAY FACILITY; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND PROPERTY, TO PROVIDE THAT A PUBLIC BUILDING SHALL NOT BE DEDICATED AND NAMED IN HONOR OF A LIVING PERSON, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE NAMES OF CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS FROM A PUBLIC BUILDING.

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

SECTION    1.    Article 7, Chapter 3, Title 57 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 57-3-612.    (A)    A road, bridge, or other highway facility pursuant to Section 57-3-610 shall not be dedicated and named in honor of a living person.

    (B)    For a road, bridge, or other highway facility that has been named after an individual as of July 1, 2020, the Department of Transportation must remove the name of the individual:

        (1)    upon the conviction of a crime by the individual; or

        (2)    if the individual was an elected state or local official, one year after the official's death, unless the General Assembly enacts a joint resolution to extend the current name."

SECTION    2.    Chapter 1, Title 10 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 10-1-167.    (A)    A public building shall not be dedicated and named in honor of a living person.

    (B)    For a public building that has been named after an individual as of July 1, 2020, the Department of Administration or the naming authority, if named by a local body, must remove the name of the individual:

        (1)    upon the conviction of a crime by the individual; or

        (2)    if the individual was an elected state or local official, one year after the official's death, unless the General Assembly enacts a joint resolution to extend the current name."

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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