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Bill Number: 3612 Ratification Number: 189 Act Number 125 Introducing Body: House Subject: Preservation and protection of cemeteries
(A125, R189, H3612)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-35 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT ABANDONED CEMETERIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Preservation and protection of cemeteries
SECTION 1. Chapter 1, Title 6 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 6-1-35. (A) Counties and municipalities are authorized to preserve and protect any cemetery located within its jurisdiction which the county or municipality determines has been abandoned or is not being maintained and are further authorized to expend public funds and use county or municipal inmate labor, in the manner authorized by law, in connection with the cemetery.
(B) As used in this section, the term 'preserve and protect' means to keep safe from destruction, peril, or other adversity and may include the placement of signs, markers, fencing, or other appropriate features so as to identify the site as a cemetery and so as to aid in the preservation and protection of the abandoned cemetery."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.