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Bill Number: 3314 Ratification Number: 269 Act Number 176 Introducing Body: House Subject: Relating to garbage or trash collection
(A176, R269, H3314)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-11-295 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT VIOLATIONS OF ORDINANCES OR REGULATIONS OF SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS OR PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICTS RELATING TO GARBAGE OR TRASH COLLECTION ARE UNLAWFUL AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR THESE VIOLATIONS, TO LIMIT THE APPLICATION OF THIS SECTION TO THOSE DISTRICTS WHICH HAVE GOVERNING BODIES ELECTED BY THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE DISTRICT, AND TO AMEND SECTION 4-9-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF COUNTY COUNCILS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A COUNTY BY ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE THAT THE UNIFORM SERVICE CHARGE IN A SPECIAL TAX DISTRICT MAY BE COLLECTED ON AN ANNUAL, SEMIANNUAL, QUARTERLY, OR MONTHLY BASIS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 6 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 6-11-295. Violations of ordinances or regulations of special purpose districts or public service districts relating to garbage or trash collection are unlawful, and a person convicted of a violation is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or imprisoned for not more than ten days. This section applies only to ordinances or regulations of districts which have governing bodies elected by the qualified electors of the district."
SECTION 2. Section 4-9-30(5) of the 1976 Code is amended by adding at the end:
"After a special tax district is created, pursuant to the provisions of this item, the governing body of the county may, by ordinance, provide that the uniform service charge be collected on an annual, semiannual, quarterly, or monthly basis."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.