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967Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000111Primary Sponsor: MartinAll Sponsors: Martin, Elliott, LeathermanDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\lam\010fore.whb.docCompanion Bill Number: 3418Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Com 20 HANRDate of Last Amendment: 20000419Subject: Forest fire protection plan, provisions; Forestry, FireHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000425 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to Committee ------ 20000420 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000420 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20000419 Amended, read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20000413 Committee report: Favorable with 01 SANR amendment Senate 20000111 Introduced, read first time, 01 SANR referred to Committee Senate 19991207 Prefiled, referred to Committee 01 SANR Versions of This Bill Revised on April 13, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 19, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 20, 2000 - Word format
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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT AMENDED AND ADOPTED
April 19, 2000
S. Printed 4/19/00--S. [SEC 4/20/00 5:39 PM]
Read the first time January 11, 2000.
TO AMEND SECTION 48-33-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF FOREST LAND, SO AS TO FURTHER DEFINE "FOREST LAND"; TO AMEND SECTION 48-33-30, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF FOREST FIRE, SO AS TO FURTHER DEFINE "FOREST FIRE"; TO AMEND SECTION 48-33-60, RELATING TO COUNTY FORESTRY BOARDS, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE ANNUAL FOREST FIRE PROTECTION PLAN AND PROVIDE THAT COUNTY FOREST FIRE PROTECTION OFFICES SHALL BE EMPLOYED ONLY WITH THE CONSENT OF THE COUNTY FORESTRY BOARD; AND TO AMEND SECTION 48-33-70, RELATING TO PLANS FOR FOREST FIRE PROTECTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE COMMISSION OF FORESTRY SHALL PREPARE A PLAN FOR FOREST FIRE PROTECTION.
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 48-33-20 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 48-33-20. For the purpose of this chapter, all lands shall be construed as 'forest land' which have enough forest growth, standing or down, or have sufficient
inflammable flammable debris or grass, outside of corporate limits, to constitute, in the judgment of the State Commission of Forestry, a fire menace to itself or adjoining lands."
SECTION 2. Section 48-33-30 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 48-33-30. The term 'forest fire
,'', as used in this chapter, means any fire burning uncontrolled on any land covered wholly or in part by timber, brush, grass, or other inflammable flammable vegetation."
SECTION 3. Section 48-33-60 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 48-33-60. The county boards shall assist in the efficient performance of the requirements of this chapter and the general conduct of the forestry program in the county.
They shall review, revise and adopt the annual forest fire protection plan and the The county ranger, fire wardens, towermen and all other county forest fire protection officers shall be employed, retained, or dismissed only with the consent of the county forestry board. The county ranger, fire wardens and towermen, and all other county officers of the county board shall must be residents of the county in which they are so employed."
SECTION 4. Chapter 33, Title 48 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 48-33-65. The county boards shall assist in the efficient performance of the requirements of this chapter and the general conduct of the forestry program in the county. The county ranger, fire wardens, and all other county forest fire protection officers shall be employed only with the consent of the county forestry board. The county ranger, fire wardens, and all other county officers of the county board must be residents of the county in which they are so employed."
SECTION 5. Section 48-33-70 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 48-33-70. The State Commission of Forestry shall prepare
for each county forestry board a plan for forest fire protection for the fiscal year and present such plan at the July meeting of the board. It shall have power to make and enforce all rules and regulations necessary for the administration of forest fire protection."
SECTION 6. Section 48-33-60 is repealed effective July 1, 2005.
SECTION 7. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor, except that SECTION 4 takes effect on July 1, 2005.
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