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H 3714 - Grants further duties to the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation to review charters of certain cities and towns

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Gregory Duckworth
Last Action: 2/25/2015 - House - Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
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03.19.2015 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Local Government and Corrections subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires cities and towns shows population drops below 300 to show that it is maintaining municipal services at an adequate level to maintain its certificate of incorporation.

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H 3714 General Bill, By Duckworth, Clemmons, Hardwick, Hardee, H.A. Crawford, Kennedy, Johnson, Goldfinch, Erickson, Allison, Lucas, Bowers, Collins, Gagnon, Herbkersman, Hixon, Long, Lowe, Pope and Rivers
Similar (S 0163)
Summary: Incorporation of municipalities
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 5 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MUNICIPALITY WHOSE POPULATION DROPS BELOW THREE HUNDRED MUST SHOW THAT IT IS MAINTAINING MUNICIPAL SERVICES AT AN ADEQUATE LEVEL TO MAINTAIN ITS CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION, TO PROVIDE THAT A REVIEW OF A MUNICIPALITY'S CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION MAY BE INITIATED BY THE COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE REVIEW AND DETERMINATION PROCESS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 5-1-26, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL INCORPORATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE COMMITTEE WITH ADDITIONAL DUTIES RELATED TO THE REVIEW OF MUNICIPAL CERTIFICATES OF INCORPORATION; AND TO DESIGNATE SECTIONS 5-1-10 THROUGH 5-1-110 AS ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 5, ENTITLED "THE MUNICIPAL INCORPORATION PROCESS".
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02/25/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 7)
02/25/15House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 7)



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