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A148, R166, S348
Sponsors: Senators Thomas and J. Verne Smith
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Introduced in the Senate on January 26, 2005
Introduced in the House on March 16, 2005
Last Amended on May 5, 2005
Passed by the General Assembly on June 1, 2005
Became law without Governor's signature, June 9, 2005
Summary: Hotels without sprinkler systems must post notice
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/26/2005 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-14 1/26/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry SJ-14 3/10/2005 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry SJ-10 3/11/2005 Scrivener's error corrected 3/15/2005 Senate Amended SJ-22 3/15/2005 Senate Read second time SJ-22 3/16/2005 Scrivener's error corrected 3/16/2005 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-28 3/16/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-92 3/16/2005 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry HJ-92 5/4/2005 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry HJ-40 5/5/2005 House Amended HJ-18 5/5/2005 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Whipper, Breeland, R Brown, Norman, Limehouse, Simrill, Clemmons, Barfield, Scarborough, Huggins, Cato, Littlejohn, and Phillips HJ-19 5/12/2005 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 17, 2005 HJ-65 5/18/2005 House Debate adjourned until Thursday, May 19, 2005 HJ-119 5/19/2005 House Requests for debate removed-Rep(s). Breeland HJ-54 5/24/2005 House Requests for debate removed-Rep(s). Limehouse HJ-96 5/26/2005 House Requests for debate removed-Rep(s). Huggins HJ-42 5/31/2005 House Read second time HJ-120 5/31/2005 House Roll call Yeas-76 Nays-21 HJ-127 6/1/2005 House Requests for debate removed-Rep(s). R Brown HJ-65 6/1/2005 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-82 6/1/2005 Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled SJ-68 6/2/2005 Ratified R 166 6/9/2005 Became law without Governor's signature 6/14/2005 Copies available 6/14/2005 Effective date 06/09/05 6/16/2005 Act No. 148
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A148, R166, S348)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 45-2-70, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POSTING OF RULES IN LODGING ESTABLISHMENTS, TO REQUIRE THE POSTING OF A NOTICE REQUIRED BY SECTION 45-5-80; AND BY ADDING SECTION 45-5-80 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL LODGING ESTABLISHMENTS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM MUST POST A NOTICE IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE AT OR NEAR THE GUEST REGISTRATION DESK AND PROVIDE A PENALTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Posting rules of the establishment
SECTION 1. Section 45-2-70 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 446 of 1994, is amended to read:
"Section 45-2-70. The innkeeper shall post a copy of this chapter, including the requirements of Section 45-5-80, together with all rules of the lodging establishment, in a conspicuous place at or near the guest registration desk."
Posting notice that hotel is not required to have sprinkler system
SECTION 2. Chapter 5, Title 45 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 45-5-80. (A) All hotels in this State that are not required by law to have a fire sprinkler system in the building shall post a notice in a conspicuous place at or near the guest registration desk no later than July 1, 2006. The posting must be on an eight and one-half inches by eleven inches sign with letters no less than three quarters of an inch in size and must state the following: 'This building meets local fire and building codes and is not required by law to have a fire sprinkler system.'
(B) A hotel that violates the provisions of this section shall be fined up to two hundred dollars for each violation. Each day constitutes a separate violation."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 2nd day of June, 2005.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 6/9/05.
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