Current Status Bill Number:
4977Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960424Primary Sponsor: McKayAll Sponsors: McKayDrafted Document Number: gjk\22760ac.96Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee 01 SANRSubject: Florence County, open burning of leaves, tree branches
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960507 Committed to Committee 01 SANR Senate 19960507 Recalled from Florence County 87 SLD Delegation Senate 19960502 Introduced, read first time, 87 SLD referred to Florence County Delegation House 19960501 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960430 Read second time House 19960425 Florence Delegation report: 97 HLD Favorable House 19960424 Introduced, read first time, 97 HLD referred to Florence DelegationView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
April 25, 1996
L. Printed 4/25/96--H.
Read the first time April 24, 1996.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 4977), to restrict in Florence County the open burning of leaves, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
WOODROW M. McKAY, for Committee.
TO RESTRICT IN FLORENCE COUNTY THE OPEN BURNING OF LEAVES, TREE BRANCHES, AND YARD TRIMMINGS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND TO AUTHORIZE CAMPFIRES ONLY FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES OR HUMAN WARMTH.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation, in Florence County:
(1) Open burning of leaves, tree branches, or yard trimmings originating on the premises of private residences and burned on those premises is permitted only if:
(a) the location of the burning is a sufficient distance, but not less than five hundred feet, from any other inhabited residential building not a part of the contiguous property on which the burning is conducted;
(b) the location of the burning is more than five hundred feet from public roadways;
(c) offensive, toxic, or undesirable levels of smoke are not created;
(d) the initial burning is started between the hours of nine a.m. and three p.m. and completely extinguished before dark; and
(e) no combustible material is added to the fire between three p.m. of one day and nine a.m. the following day.
(2) Open fires in the form of campfires only may be used for recreational purposes or human warmth.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.