Current Status Bill Number:
925Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960109Primary Sponsor: McConnellAll Sponsors: McConnellDrafted Document Number: PFM\7618HTC.96Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Transportation Committee 15 STSubject: Ports Authority, hotel accommodations provisions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960109 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee Senate 19951010 Prefiled, referred to Committee 15 STView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 54-3-145 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE PORTS AUTHORITY FROM ENGAGING IN THE BUSINESS OF PROVIDING OR OPERATING HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS AND RELATED FACILITIES, INCLUDING CONVENTION FACILITIES, RETAIL MERCHANDISING, AND HOUSING CONSTRUCTION ON LAND TITLED TO THE AUTHORITY OR IN WHICH IT HAS AN INTEREST, TO PROHIBIT THE AUTHORITY FROM LEASING ANY OF ITS PROPERTY FOR THESE PURPOSES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION DOES NOT PROHIBIT THE SALE OF AUTHORITY OWNED LAND TO OTHERS TO ENGAGE IN THESE ACTIVITIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 3, Chapter 3, Title 54 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 54-3-145. The South Carolina State Ports Authority is prohibited from engaging in the business of providing or operating, or both providing and operating, hotel accommodations and related facilities, including convention facilities, retail merchandising, and housing construction on land titled to it or in which it has an interest, nor may the Authority lease any of its property to others for any of these purposes. Nothing in this section prohibits the State Ports Authority from selling land for these activities to be done by others."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.