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Bill Number: 737 Ratification Number: 174 Act Number 112 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Powers and duties of the Board of the Savannah Valley Authority
(A112, R174, S737)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 13-9-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF THE SAVANNAH VALLEY AUTHORITY, SO AS TO GRANT THE BOARD THE POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN IN ABBEVILLE AND MCCORMICK COUNTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Authority granted power of eminent domain
SECTION 1. Section 13-9-30 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:
"( ) For the acquiring of rights-of-way and property necessary for the accomplishment of its duties and purposes, the authority may purchase them by negotiation or may condemn them, and should it elect to exercise the right of eminent domain, condemnation actions must be in the name of the authority. The power of eminent domain applies to all property of private persons or corporations and also to property already devoted to public use in Abbeville and McCormick Counties."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.