South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

Download This Bill in Microsoft Word Format

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

S. 286


General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Scott
Document Path: SMIN-0049AA23.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2023
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation

Summary: Commercial ad benches, permits issued by DOT


Date Body Action Description with journal page number
12/7/2022 Senate Prefiled
12/7/2022 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation
1/10/2023 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 179)
1/10/2023 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 179)

View the latest legislative information at the website



A bill

to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by amending Section 57-25-40, relating to applications by a regional transit authority or public transit operator to install commercial advertisement benches, so as to ALLOW A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION TO INSTALL AND MAINTAIN COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENT BENCHES, remove THE PROVISION THAT REQUIRES A BENCH TO BE LOCATED AT the applicant's BUS STOP, and remove THE EXPIRATION DATE OF PERMITS ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.

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

SECTION 1.   Section 57-25-40 of the S.C. Code is amended to read:

   Section 57-25-40.   Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, upon proper application the Department of Transportation may issue appropriate permits to a regional transit authority, or public transit operator, or political subdivision to install and maintain benches upon which commercial advertisements are placed provided that each bench will be located at one of the applicant's bus stops, the proposed location for the bench is within the right-of-way of a public road, and the applicant otherwise meets all relevant federal statutory and regulatory requirements. The department may charge a permit fee of twenty-five dollars for each permit application. All permits issued pursuant to this section expire on July 1, 2010.

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


This web page was last updated on May 28, 2024 at 12:22 PM