Current Status Bill Number:
4033Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950412Primary Sponsor: WilkinsAll Sponsors: Wilkins, Witherspoon and SharpeDrafted Document Number: pfm\7375bdw.95Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Fish, Game and Forestry Committee 07 SFGFDate of Last Amendment: 19950524Subject: Natural resources enforcement officers
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960125 Introduced, read first time, 07 SFGF referred to Committee House 19960124 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960123 Read second time House 19950530 Objection withdrawn by Representative P. Harris House 19950524 Objection by Representative Quinn Sharpe Huff Witherspoon Wright Fleming R. Smith Rice House 19950524 Amended House 19950524 Objection by Representative Klauber Jennings House 19950523 Objection withdrawn by Representative White Breeland Baxley Carnell House 19950518 Objection by Representative Baxley White House 19950518 Objection by Representative Carnell House 19950518 Objection withdrawn by Representative Neilson Spearman R. Smith Tucker Felder Whatley House 19950517 Objection withdrawn by Representative Fulmer House 19950517 Objection by Representative Tucker McAbee Felder Whatley P. Harris Fulmer Spearman Neilson Breeland R. Smith House 19950511 Committee report: Favorable with 20 HANR amendment House 19950412 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
January 23, 1996
S. Printed 1/23/996--H.
Read the first time April 12, 1995.
1. Estimated Cost to State-First Year$ - 0 -
2. Estimated Cost to State-Annually Thereafter$ - 0 -
House Bill 4033, as amended, amends Section 50-3-316 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by deleting the requirement that all enforcement officers hired by the Department of Natural Resources must live in the county in which they are hired and by adding the requirement that all enforcement officers hired by a county must move to within 15 miles of that county at their own expense.
The Department of Natural Resources indicates that there would be no fiscal impact upon the agency. There is no fiscal impact on the General Fund of the State.
Prepared By: Approved By:
Robert J. Stein George N. Dorn, Jr.
State Budget Analyst Director, Office of State Budget
TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-316, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT BASED ON COUNTY OF RESIDENCE.
Amend title to conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 50-3-316 of the 1976 Code, as amended by Section 1258, Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 50-3-316. The department shall, In employing enforcement officers, the department shall use the criteria as required by the Division of Human Resource Management and the department, which shall. The criteria must include, but is not limited to, a written examination, physical examination, and interview. Each applicant shall be is required to perform at minimal levels as required by the Division of Human Resource Management and the department. The department shall employ the most qualified applicants. If an enforcement officer does not reside in the county or within fifteen miles of the county for which he is employed, he shall move to the county or within fifteen miles of the county at his expense within three months of employment.
The department, when employing enforcement officers within a particular county, must hire those applicants, if any, who meet the minimum employment qualification requirements as required by the Division of Human Resource Management and the department and who reside within that particular county before the department may hire other qualified applicants who reside outside that county.
If more than one vacancy exists in a county, the resident candidate with the next highest score will be chosen to fill the second vacancy. Additional vacancies would be filled in the same manner.
If there are no candidates for that county who meet the minimum requirements, the vacancy will be filled by the top scoring candidate regardless of county of residence."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.