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H 5150 - Prohibits a state entity from selling property for nonpublic use

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: William Bowers
Last Action: 3/23/2016 - House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a state entity from entering into a contract to sell land for a nonpublic use before it studies the public uses of the property and holds a public hearing.

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H 5150 General Bill, By Bowers
Summary: Property owned by a state entity
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 10-1-215 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEFORE A STATE ENTITY MAY ENTER INTO A CONTRACT TO SELL OR LEASE REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY IT OR THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, IT MUST CAUSE A STUDY TO BE MADE OF WHAT PUBLIC USES COULD BE MADE OF THE PROPERTY IF IT WOULD BE PUT TO A NONPUBLIC USE, AND TO REQUIRE A PUBLIC HEARING IN THE COUNTY WHERE THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED IF THE STUDY FINDS THAT THERE ARE OTHER FEASIBLE AND COST-EFFECTIVE PUBLIC USES OF THE PROPERTY.
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03/23/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 17)
03/23/16House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 17)



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