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Sponsors: Reps. Duckworth, Kirby, Johnson, Hardee, Hosey, Crosby, Arrington, Daning, V.S. Moss, Elliott, Bales, Bannister, Bennett, Dillard, Hamilton, Willis, Murphy, Stavrinakis, McCoy, McGinnis, Hewitt, Jefferson, Williams, McEachern, W. Newton and Clary
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 833
Introduced in the House on March 7, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on April 9, 2018
Last Amended on April 4, 2018
Currently residing in the Senate
Summary: County government
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/7/2017 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 8) 3/7/2017 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 8) 3/8/2017 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Murphy, Stavrinakis, McCoy 1/30/2018 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McGinnis 2/14/2018 House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: S.Rivers 2/27/2018 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hewitt 3/7/2018 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jefferson, Williams 3/20/2018 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McEachern 3/21/2018 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 57) 3/22/2018 House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: G.R.Smith 3/22/2018 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Sandifer, GM Smith, Weeks, Yow, Mace, Hart, Bamberg, King, Henegan, JE Smith, Hill, Crawford, Kirby, Whitmire, Forrester, Long, GR Smith, Magnuson, Martin, Hewitt (House Journal-page 29) 4/3/2018 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton, Clary 4/4/2018 House Amended (House Journal-page 75) 4/4/2018 House Read second time (House Journal-page 75) 4/4/2018 House Roll call Yeas-73 Nays-31 (House Journal-page 77) 4/5/2018 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 46) 4/9/2018 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8) 4/9/2018 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 8) 4/26/2018 Senate Polled out of committee Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 4) 4/26/2018 Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 4)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
April 26, 2018
Introduced by Reps. Duckworth, Kirby, Johnson, Hardee, Hosey, Crosby, Arrington, Daning, V.S. Moss, Elliott, Bales, Bannister, Bennett, Dillard, Hamilton, Willis, Murphy, Stavrinakis, McCoy, McGinnis, Hewitt, Jefferson, Williams, McEachern, W. Newton and Clary
S. Printed 4/26/18--S.
Read the first time April 9, 2018.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3896) to amend Section 4-9-30, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to powers of a county government, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Bill out majority favorable.
TO AMEND SECTION 4-9-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POWERS OF A COUNTY GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY TO ADOPT BY ORDINANCE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNER SHALL KEEP A LOT OR OTHER PROPERTY CLEAN AND FREE OF RUBBISH AND TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR ENFORCEMENT OF THE ORDINANCE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 4-9-30 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding at the end:
"(18)(a) to provide by ordinance that the owner of a lot or property in the county, whether residential or commercial, shall keep that lot or property clean and free of rubbish, debris, and other unhealthy conditions that constitute a public nuisance; however,
(i) land zoned for farming and agriculture, land used for the production of food, fiber, or other agricultural products, and archaeological resources to include artifacts, relics, burial objects, property designated as historically significant, or material remains of past human life specifically are excluded from an ordinance enacted pursuant to this item; and
(ii) an ordinance enacted pursuant to this item must not be solely for aesthetic purposes; and
(b) to provide by ordinance for notification from the designated county official to the owner of conditions needing correction; provide for a hearing before a hearing officer as designated in the ordinance, that hearing to determine if the owner needs to take action to correct the conditions; provide that the property owner may appeal the order to the county council within sixty days of the order; provide that the property owner may appeal to the administrative law court within thirty days of a final county council determination; provide that the property owner may appeal a final determination of the administrative law court to the circuit court to conduct a trial de novo within fifteen days of the final determination of the administrative law court; provide the terms and conditions under which an employee of the county or a person employed for that purpose may go on the property to correct the conditions after all appeals are exhausted or in the absence of any appeals provided in this section; and provide that not more than the actual cost of correcting the conditions becomes a lien upon the real estate and is collectable as a county tax."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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