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4970Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020326Primary Sponsor: WilkinsAll Sponsors: Wilkins, Carnell, A. Young, Govan, Rice and BarrettDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\pt\1861dw02.docResiding Body: SenateSubject: State House and Capitol Complex security, provisions regardingHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020412 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20020409 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference House 20020404 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020403 Read second time ------ 20020327 Scrivener's error corrected House 20020326 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on March 26, 2002 - Word format Revised on March 27, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 9, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 12, 2002 - Word format
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April 9, 2002
Introduced by Reps. Wilkins, Carnell, A. Young, Govan, Rice and Barrett
S. Printed 4/9/02--S. [SEC 4/12/02 11:35 AM]
Read the first time April 9, 2002.
TO AMEND SECTION 2-3-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO OFFICERS ELECTED BY THE RESPECTIVE HOUSES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO DELETE A REFERENCE TO ASSISTANT SERGEANT AT ARMS; TO AMEND SECTION 2-3-100, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS OF THE RESPECTIVE HOUSES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OVER CERTAIN PROPERTY ON THE STATE HOUSE GROUNDS, SO AS TO INCLUDE ANY OFFICE BUILDING OCCUPIED BY THE RESPECTIVE BODIES; TO AMEND SECTION 10-1-10, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO PROVIDE FOR THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE STATE HOUSE GROUNDS, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE BOARD'S AUTHORITY; TO AMEND SECTION 10-1-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF GENERAL SERVICES TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF THE STATE HOUSE, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE AUDITORIUM AND MAKE CERTAIN TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 10-1-40, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION AND AUTHORITY OF THE STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE COMMITTEE'S AUTHORITY; TO AMEND SECTION 10-11-310, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF CAPITOL GROUNDS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION TO CAPITOL COMPLEX OR STATE HOUSE GROUNDS AND TO DELETE A REFERENCE TO SENATE STREET AND ADD A REFERENCE TO PENDLETON STREET; AND TO AMEND SECTION 60-12-90, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE TO APPROVE ALTERATIONS OR RENOVATIONS TO THE STATE HOUSE, SO AS TO DELETE A REFERENCE TO CAPITOL COMPLEX.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 2-3-90 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 2-3-90. The Senate and House of Representatives shall also, at the same time, each for itself elect a reading clerk
, and a Sergeant at Arms , and an assistant sergeant at arms. Should a vacancy occur in the sergeant at arms Sergeants at Arms or assistant sergeant at arms while the General Assembly is not in session, the Lieutenant Governor President Pro Tempore of the Senate or the Speaker of the House is authorized to appoint for their its respective Houses House a Sergeant at Arms or assistant sergeant at arms until the convening of the next General Assembly."
SECTION 2. Section 2-3-100 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 2-3-100. The Sergeant at Arms of the Senate and the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives shall take exclusive care and charge of the Senate
chamber and the hall of the House of Representatives Chambers, respectively, the foyers of both Chambers, respectively, and the committee rooms, respectively, the legislative conference room between the Chambers, all offices occupied by members or staff, respectively, the lobby of the second floor of the State House, the third floor of the State House, and the office buildings on the Capitol Complex occupied by the respective Houses, and be held responsible for their keeping and the keeping and protection of the furniture and furnishings belonging to them, packing such them as may need packing and inspecting and caring for them during the recess of the General Assembly. The Sergeant Sergeants at Arms of both Houses shall employ such laborers and help as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section."
SECTION 3. Section 10-1-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 10-1-10. The State Budget and Control Board shall keep, landscape, cultivate, and beautify the State House and State House grounds with authority to expend such amounts as may be annually appropriated
therefor by the General Assembly. The Board shall employ all help and labor in policing, protecting and caring for the State House and State House grounds and shall have full authority over them. The board is responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the State House grounds, except for those areas designated in Section 10-1-40(C). The board may designate the Department of Public Safety to maintain security pursuant to Section 23-6-90. In the event of emergency, as determined by the Department of Public Safety or other entity designated by the board to provide security, the exceptions contained in Section 10-1-40 do not apply. The board must carry out any policies and procedures adopted by the State House Committee pursuant to Section 10-1-40(B) regarding the safety and security of the State House. The board may employ all other help and labor necessary to carry out the requirements of this section."
SECTION 4. Section 10-1-30 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 628 of 1988, is further amended to read:
"Section 10-1-30. The Director of the Division of General Services of the State Budget and Control Board may authorize the use of the State House lobbies and auditorium, the State House steps and grounds, and other public buildings and grounds in accordance with
regulations promulgated procedures adopted by the board. The director shall obtain the approval of the Clerk of the Senate before authorizing any use of the Gressette Building and shall obtain the approval of the Clerk of the House of Representatives before authorizing any use of the Blatt Building. The regulations procedures must contain provisions to insure ensure that the public health, safety, and welfare will be protected in the use of the areas including reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions and application periods before use. If sufficient measures cannot be taken to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, the director shall deny the requested use. Other restrictions may be imposed on the use of the areas as are necessary for the conduct of business in those areas and the maintenance of the dignity, decorum, and aesthetics of the areas."
SECTION 5. Section 10-1-40 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 10-1-40. (A) There is
hereby established a committee to be known as the 'State House Committee', consisting of five members of the Senate, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor and five members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker, whose duties shall be are to review all proposals for alterations and/or and renovations, or both, to the State House. No alterations or renovations shall may be undertaken without the approval of this committee.
(B) The State House Committee is responsible for establishing all policies regarding the safety and security of the State House and the chairman of the committee must notify the Executive Director of the State Budget and Control Board of all policies adopted by the committee. The executive director must ensure that these policies are carried out by the board pursuant to its authority under Section 10-1-10.
(C) The Senate and House of Representatives Chambers, the respective foyers of both Chambers, the legislative conference room between the Chambers, all offices occupied by members or staff, the lobby of the second floor of the State House, the third floor of the State House, and any office buildings occupied by the respective Houses on the Capitol Complex are under the exclusive control of the respective Houses. The Sergeants at Arms of the respective Houses will provide security in these areas as determined by the respective Houses. The Sergeants at Arms may require the Department of Public Safety or any other law enforcement agency designated by the board pursuant to Section 10-1-10 to assist in providing security in these areas.
(D) For purposes of security and to allow the free flow of traffic on the second floor, any special use of the second floor areas that is shared by the Senate and the House of Representatives, including the lobby between the Chambers and the legislative conference room, will be determined by the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Clerk of the Senate, collectively."
SECTION 6. Section 10-11-310 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 10-11-310. As used in this article, '
capitol Capitol Complex' or 'State House grounds' shall be is that area inward from the vehicular traveled surfaces of Gervais, Sumter, Senate Pendleton, and Assembly Streets in the city of Columbia."
SECTION 7. Section 60-12-90 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 503 of 1992, is amended to read:
"Section 60-12-90. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the State House Committee shall
cause require the Department of Archives and History to review and comment on any proposal for alterations or renovations to the State House or that area designated as the capitol complex. The policy and decisions of the State House Committee, with regard to any proposal for or the administration of any project or program for the maintenance, alteration, or renovation of the State House or that area designated as the capitol complex, shall be is final."
SECTION 8. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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