Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3450Primary Sponsor: KoonCommittee Number: 26Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Cable television companiesResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Labor, Commerce and IndustryComputer Document Number: 3450Introduced Date: Feb 07, 1991Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Feb 07, 1991Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Koon Hallman Fulmer G. Bailey Sharpe Sturkie Klapman Wilder Smith Wilkes J. Harris Rhoad Townsend Littlejohn Shirley Fair Hendricks Beatty Mattos M.O. Alexander KeyserlingType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3450 House Feb 07, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 26 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-12-35 SO AS TO DEVOLVE THE DUTIES, FUNCTIONS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL GOVERNING BODIES IN REGARD TO CABLE TELEVISION UPON THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ON JULY 1, 1991, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION SHALL REGULATE THE RATES CHARGED BY CABLE TELEVISION COMPANIES IN A CERTAIN MANNER, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 58-12-35. The duties, functions, and responsibilities of county and municipal governing bodies under this chapter are devolved upon the Public Service Commission on July 1, 1991. However, the authority to allow installation of cable beneath public lands, roads, or waters, in Section 58-12-10, and the authority to require the moving or removal of cable from public lands, roads, or waters, in Section 58-12-20, is retained by the body having jurisdiction of the public lands, roads, or waters. The commission on this date also shall regulate the rates charged by cable television companies in the manner and under the terms and conditions it regulates the rates of telephone utilities under this chapter. After July 1, 1991, county governing body, municipal governing body, or similar derivations, used in this chapter where the context allows, mean the commission."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.