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Indicates Matter Stricken
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Sponsors: Senators Cleary and Campbell
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Introduced in the Senate on March 9, 2016
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation
Summary: Department of Transportation
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/9/2016 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4) 3/9/2016 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 4) 4/19/2016 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Transportation (Senate Journal-page 12) 4/26/2016 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 44) 4/27/2016 Senate Recommitted to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 27)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
April 19, 2016
S. Printed 4/19/16--S.
Read the first time March 9, 2016.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 1157) to amend Article 7, Chapter 3, Title 57 of the 1976 Code, relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Transportation, to provide that the Department, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 1 and inserting:
/ SECTION 1. Article 5, Chapter 5, Title 57 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 57-5-880. (A) For the purposes of this section:
(1) 'Betterment' means any upgrading of the facility being relocated that is made solely for the benefit of the public water system and is not attributable to improvement, construction, reconstruction, or alteration of roads, streets, or highways undertaken by the department.
(2) 'Costs related to relocating water and sewer lines' means the amount attributable to the relocation less the amount of any betterment made to the system. Costs related to relocating water and sewer lines include, but are not limited to, right-of-way acquisition to accommodate the relocated utility, design, engineering, permitting, removal, installation, inspection, materials, and labor costs.
(3) 'Public highway system' means:
(a) the state highway system as defined in Section 57-5-10;
(b) roads, streets, and highways under the jurisdiction of a county or municipality; and
(c) bridges, tunnels, overpasses, underpasses, interchanges, and other similar facilities located throughout the State.
(4) 'Public water system' has the same meaning as in Section 44-55-20(13);
(5) 'Public sewer system' means any publicly or privately owned sewer system that provides sewer services to the public;
(6) 'Relocating' or 'relocated' means the adjustment of a public water system facility by removing and reinstalling the facility, including necessary temporary facilities; moving, rearranging, or changing the type of existing facilities; taking necessary safety and protective measures; the construction of a replacement facility that is both functionally equivalent to, but not a betterment of, the existing facility and necessary for continuous operation of the system's service.
(7) 'Transportation improvement project' or 'project' means a permanent improvement, construction, reconstruction, or alteration to the public highway system undertaken by the Department of Transportation, a county, or a municipality.
(B) An entity undertaking a transportation improvement project must bear the costs related to relocating water and sewer lines not to exceed seven and one-half percent of the total cost of the transportation improvement project:
(1) that are maintained and operated by a public water system or a public sewer system that are located within the rights-of-way for a transportation improvement project; and
(2) that must be relocated to undertake the project or that are otherwise required by the department to relocate.
(C) Nothing contained in this section grants the department the authority to prevent or materially limit a public water system's utilization of property located within a state transportation improvement project's right-of-way for water and sewer construction, installation, maintenance, and operations.
(D) In conjunction with new road construction, or the maintenance or reconstruction of existing roadways in the public highway system, the department may acquire additional rights-of-way to facilitate the location of utilities outside of rights-of-way currently contained in the public highway system. Additional rights-of-way acquired pursuant to this subsection shall be funded pursuant to an agreement entered into between the department and the utility desiring to utilize the newly acquired right-of-way." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.
LAWRENCE K. GROOMS for Committee.
TO AMEND ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 57 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL BEAR COSTS, NOT TO EXCEED SEVEN AND ONE-HALF PERCENT OF THE TOTAL PROJECT COSTS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS OR IMPROVEMENTS FUNDED BY REVENUE GENERATED FROM H. 3579, R. ___, ACT ___ OF 2015.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 7, Chapter 3, Title 57 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 57-3-695. Regarding construction projects or improvements funded by revenue generated from H. 3579, R. ___, Act ___ of 2015, the Department of Transportation shall bear costs, not to exceed seven and one-half percent of the total project costs, associated with the relocation of water and sewer service facilities owned by a public utility of a political subdivision of the State or a not-for-profit utility which is located within a department-owned easement, excluding betterments, affected by the project or improvement."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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