Bill Text: SC H3656 | 2019-2020 | 123rd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: DOT, functions and purposes

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-27 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bernstein [H3656 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2019-H3656-Introduced.html


A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE FUNCTIONS AND PURPOSES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL IMPLEMENT A "COMPLETE STREETS" POLICY TO PROVIDE SAFE AND EFFICIENT ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PEDESTRIANS, CYCLISTS, AND TRANSIT RIDERS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 57-1-30 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 57-1-30.    (A)    The department shall have as its functions and purposes the systematic planning, construction, maintenance, and operation of the state highway system and the development of a statewide intermodal and freight system that is consistent with the needs and desires of the public.

(B)    The department shall coordinate all state and federal programs relating to highways among all departments, agencies, and other bodies politic and legally constituted agencies of this State and the performance of such other duties and matters as may be delegated to it pursuant to law. The goal of the department is to provide adequate, safe, and efficient transportation services for the movement of people and goods.

(C)    The department shall implement a 'complete streets' policy with the goal of improving publicly funded highways in urban areas to provide safe and efficient accommodation for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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