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S 0040 - Prohibits a municipality from altering or establishing parking facilities on any state highway

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Lawrence Grooms (R)
Last Action: 5/5/2021 - House - Debate adjourned until Thur., 5-6-21
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

04.21.2021 The House Education and Public Works Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
04.15.2021 The House Education and Public Works Transportation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.
02.03.2021 The Senate Transportation Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
01.26.2021 A Senate Transportation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipality from altering or establishing parking facilities on any state highway without the SC Department of Transportation's prior approval.

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S 0040 General Bill, By Grooms
Summary: State highways
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 5-29-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE RIGHT OF MUNICIPALITIES TO ESTABLISH ON-STREET PARKING FACILITIES, TO PROVIDE THAT MUNICIPALITIES MAY NOT ESTABLISH OR ALTER PARKING FACILITIES ON ANY STATE HIGHWAY FACILITY WITHOUT THE PRIOR APPROVAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION; TO AMEND SECTION 57-5-840 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO ALTERATIONS BY A MUNICIPALITY OF STATE HIGHWAY FACILITIES, TO PROVIDE THAT RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF STATE HIGHWAY FACILITIES BY A MUNICIPALITY ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR APPROVAL BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION; TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 57 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM, BY ADDING SECTION 57-5-845, TO PROVIDE THAT PARKING ON STATE HIGHWAY FACILITIES LOCATED ON BARRIER ISLANDS IS FREE AND ANY RESTRICTIONS MAY ONLY BE MADE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION; TO AMEND SECTION 57-7-210 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO OBSTRUCTIONS IN HIGHWAYS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE FINE FOR VIOLATIONS IS CALCULATED ON A PER-DAY BASIS; TO AMEND SECTION 57-7-220 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF OBSTRUCTIONS IN HIGHWAYS, TO PROVIDE THAT OBSTRUCTIONS ON ANY PORTION OF A PUBLIC HIGHWAY MUST BE REMOVED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BY THE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE HIGHWAY; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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12/09/20Senate Prefiled
12/09/20Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/12/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 109)
01/12/21Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 109)
02/03/21Senate Committee report: Favorable Transportation (Senate Journal-page 40)
03/31/21Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 39)
03/31/21Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 39)
03/31/21Senate Roll call Ayes-44 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 39)
04/01/21 Scrivener's error corrected
04/06/21Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 45)
04/06/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 122)
04/06/21House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 122)
04/22/21House Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 24)
04/28/21House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Bustos, Carter, Morgan,Calhoon, McCabe, May, Oremus, McGarry, B. Newton, Ott, Anderson, Hiott, T. Moore, B. Cox, Nutt, Allison, Hixon, Kirby, Wetmore, Stavrinakas, M. Smith and Taylor (House Journal-page 30)
05/05/21House Debate adjourned until Thur., 5-6-21



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