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Sponsors: Rep. Kirsh
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Introduced in the House on February 26, 2004
Currently residing in the House Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
Summary: Dept. of Natural Resources, membership of board
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/26/2004 House Introduced and read first time HJ-4 2/26/2004 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-4
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 48-4-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD FROM SEVEN TO EIGHT AND PROVIDE THAT THE ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENT MUST BE MADE FROM THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 48-4-30 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 181 of 1993, is amended to read:
"Section 48-4-30. The department
shall be is governed by a board consisting of seven eight non-salaried nonsalaried board members. Board members of the former Department of Wildlife and Marine Resources shall serve as board members for the Department of Natural Resources until their terms expire and their successors are appointed and qualify. All board members shall must be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. One member shall must be appointed from each congressional district of the state and State, one shall must be appointed from the state State at-large, and one must be appointed from the membership of the South Carolina Association of Conservation Districts. In making appointments, race, gender, and other demographic factors should be considered to assure nondiscrimination, inclusion, and representation to the greatest extent possible of all segments of the population of the State; however, consideration of these factors in making an appointment in no way creates a cause of action or basis for an employee grievance for a person appointed or for a person who fails to be appointed. Board members must possess sound moral character, superior knowledge in the fields of wildlife, marine, and natural resource management, and proven administrative ability.
The Governor may remove any board member pursuant to the provisions of Section 1-3-240.
Terms of the members
shall be are for four years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. If a vacancy occurs when the General Assembly is not in session, it must be filled by the Governor's appointment for the unexpired term, subject to confirmation by the Senate at the next session of the General Assembly.
Each board member, within thirty days after notice of appointment and before taking office, shall take and file with the Secretary of State the oath of office prescribed by the State Constitution.
One of the members of the board
shall must be designated by the Governor to serve as chairman."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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