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2545Ratification Number: 282Act Number: 184Introducing Body: HouseSubject: Counties or municipalities prohibited from regulating rent
(A184, R282, H2545)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 27-39-60 SO AS TO PROHIBIT COUNTIES OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS FROM REGULATING THE AMOUNT OF RENT TO BE CHARGED FOR SINGLE FAMILY OR MULTIPLE UNIT RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL RENTAL PROPERTY, EXCEPT FOR PROPERTY BELONGING TO ANY COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OR ANY OF THEIR AUTHORITIES, OR BY AGREEMENT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Counties or municipalities prohibited from regulating rent
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 27-39-60. No county or municipal corporation may enact, maintain, or enforce any ordinance or resolution which would regulate in any way the amount of rent to be charged for privately owned, single family, or multiple unit residential, or commercial rental property. This section may not be construed as prohibiting any county or municipal corporation, or any authority created by a county or municipal corporation for that purpose, from regulating in any way property belonging to the county or municipal corporation or from entering into any agreements with private persons which regulate the amount of rent to be charged for rental properties."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.