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S 0561 - Reforms the SC Department of Transportation

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Lawrence Grooms (R)
Last Action: 4/27/2016 - House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

01.28.2016 The full Senate Transportation Committee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendments creates a ten member commission nominated by each Council of Governments board and chosen by the governor. The commission then chooses the secretary of transportation.
01.26.2016 A Senate Transportation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows the governor to appoint seven commissioners from seven districts with the chairman of the commission also a member of the State Infrastructure Bank.
01.20.2016 The Senate Transportation Committee recommitted this bill to the subcommittee.
04.01.2015 The Senate Transportation Committee carried this bill over.
03.25.2015 The Senate Transportation Committee carried this bill over.
03.18.2015 The Senate Transportation DOT Reform subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment allows the governor to appoint one commissioner per congressional district with two at large seats with no two commission members from the same county.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the governing structure of the SC Department of Transportation.

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S 0561 General Bill, By Grooms, Davis, Gregory, Peeler, Malloy, Campbell, Cleary, Bennett, Campsen, Sheheen and Fair
Summary: Inspector General
    A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 57 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE COMMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TO INCREASE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION TO NINE MEMBERS, TO PROVIDE THAT COMMISSIONERS SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR FROM THE STATE AT LARGE SUBJECT TO SCREENING BY THE JOINT TRANSPORTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE AND THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, TO PROVIDE THAT COMMISSIONERS SHALL BE APPOINTED TO SIX-YEAR TERMS, AND TO CLARIFY THE COMMISSION'S DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-410, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE GOVERNOR, SHALL APPOINT A SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION SUBJECT TO THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 57-1-720(C) AND 57-1-730 TO MAKE TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS REFLECTING THE APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSIONERS RATHER THAN ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS; TO AMEND CHAPTER 6, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL, TO ESTABLISH A DIVISION WITHIN THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INTERNAL AUDIT FUNCTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 57-1-460 AND 57-1-740.
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03/17/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4)
03/17/15Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 4)
02/03/16Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Transportation (Senate Journal-page 30)
02/04/16 Scrivener's error corrected
02/04/16 Scrivener's error corrected
04/21/16Senate Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted (Senate Journal-page 26)
04/21/16Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 26)
04/21/16Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 26)
04/26/16Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 20)
04/27/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 4)
04/27/16House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 4)



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