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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-29-705 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AND ALLOW HOME-BASED BUSINESSES OR OCCUPATIONS AS AN ACCESSORY USE IN RESIDENTIAL HOMES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 5, Chapter 29, Title 6 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 6-29-705. (A) Notwithstanding another provision of law, any ordinance adopted pursuant to this chapter shall provide for and allow the use of a residential home or accessory structure by a resident of the home or accessory structure for a home-based business or occupation.
(B) Inside the home or accessory structure, a zoning or other ordinance may not:
(1) prohibit a home occupation from serving clients by appointment;
(2) prohibit two or fewer nonresident employees from working at the home occupation;
(3) prohibit or require structural modifications for a home occupation;
(4) restrict the amount of floor space a home-based business or occupation may use; or
(5) restrict storage or the use of equipment that does not produce effects outside the home or accessory structure.
(C) Outside the home or accessory structure, a local planning commission or local governing authority may regulate external effects that may accompany a home-based business or occupation provided for pursuant to this section.
(D) Any ordinance adopted pursuant to this chapter shall treat all home-based businesses or occupations equally; however, nothing in this section may be construed as limiting the power of a local planning commission or local governing authority to regulate sexually oriented businesses or adult business establishments."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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