South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
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TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS BY AMENDING SECTION 27-40-20, RELATING TO THE PURPOSES AND RULES OF CONSTRUCTION FOR THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT, SO AS TO EXEMPT CERTAIN TENANCIES FROM THE ACT; AND BY AMENDING SECTION 45-2-60, RELATING TO THE EJECTMENT OF A PERSON FROM A LODGING ESTABLISHMENT, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE AN INNKEEPER TO REQUEST ASSISTANCE FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT TO EJECT A PERSON AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON EJECTED FROM A CAMPGROUND HAS TEN DAYS TO MAKE A CLAIM FOR PROPERTY LEFT AT THE TIME OF EJECTMENT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
(c) The provisions of this chapter do not apply to a tenancy where a rental space is offered for occupancy by a vehicle which primarily is designed as temporary living quarters for recreational camping or travel use that has its own motor or is mounted on or drawn by another vehicle.
(B) An innkeeper may request assistance from local law enforcement to eject a person pursuant to this section or a trespasser.
(C) A person ejected from a campground has ten days from the date of lawful ejection made pursuant to the provisions of this chapter to make a valid claim for any property that was allegedly left behind. Once notice is issued to the innkeeper, the person has ten days to collect the property. An innkeeper may keep or otherwise dispose of any property left uncollected after the passage of twenty days from an ejectment in the innkeeper's sole discretion.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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