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Sponsors: Reps. May, Bustos, Gilliam and Yow
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Introduced in the House on January 11, 2022
Currently residing in the House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
Summary: Childcare facilities, health and safety
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11/10/2021 House Prefiled 11/10/2021 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 1/11/2022 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 57) 1/11/2022 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 57) 1/12/2022 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliam, Yow
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-13-205 SO AS TO REQUIRE OWNERS OR TENANTS OF PROPERTY ADJACENT TO A LICENSED CHILDCARE FACILITY TO MAINTAIN OUTDOOR SPACE FREE OF CERTAIN HAZARDS DANGEROUS TO CHILDREN AND TO CREATE A CIVIL PENALTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 13, Title 63 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 63-13-205. (A) An owner or tenant of any lot or property adjacent to a licensed childcare facility must maintain outdoor space free from hazards, litter, and noxious odors including, but not limited to, livestock, feral animals, and animal waste, that could pose a danger to the health and safety of children. Any livestock, including chickens, maintained on the premises in accordance with a municipal or county ordinance must be confined in a coop, pen, or other secure cage at least fifty feet from the property line of the childcare facility.
(B) The failure of an owner or tenant of any lot or property adjacent to a licensed childcare facility to maintain outdoor space in accordance with the provisions of this section constitutes a public nuisance and may be enjoined by a magistrate or by a municipal authority pursuant to a local public nuisance ordinance. A person who violates this provision is liable for a civil penalty not to exceed five thousand dollars per day for each day of violation."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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