2017 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 54 - Ports and Maritime Matters
Section 54-3-1310. Powers and duties.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 54-3-1310 (2017)

The commission has the following powers and duties:

(A) To screen each person appointed to serve on the board:

(1) in screening candidates and making its findings, the commission must give due consideration to:

(a) ability, area of expertise, dedication, compassion, common sense, and integrity of each candidate; and

(b) the impact that each candidate would have on the racial and gender composition of the commission, and each candidate's impact on other demographic factors represented on the commission, such as residence in rural or urban areas, to assure nondiscrimination to the greatest extent possible of all segments of the population of the State;

(2) to determine if each candidate is qualified and meets the requirements provided by law to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the State Ports Authority, make findings concerning whether each candidate is qualified, and deliver its findings to the Clerk of the Senate, the Clerk of the House of Representatives, and the Senate Transportation Committee for confirmation.

(B) To conduct an oversight review of the authority and its operations at least once every two years:

(1) the oversight reviews must consider whether the authority is promoting, developing, constructing, equipping, maintaining, and operating the harbors and seaports of this State in an efficient, effective manner in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The oversight reviews also must include an analysis of the performance of the executive director. In performing this analysis, the commission must consider the report required pursuant to Section 54-3-70 in addition to other information collected concerning the executive director's performance;

(a) a draft of a board member's and executive director's performance review and the evaluations of the actions of the board, must be submitted to the appropriate party, and that party must be allowed an opportunity to be heard before the commission conducting the oversight review by the performance review or evaluation, as the case may be, is final;

(b) the final performance review of a board member must be made a part of the member's record for consideration if the member seeks reappointment to the board;

(2) a written report of the findings from each oversight review must be published in the journals of both houses and made available on the General Assembly's Internet website and transmitted to the Governor and the board.

(C) To review and evaluate the complete list of the properties on Daniel and Thomas (St. Thomas) Islands transmitted to the commission. The commission must recommend to the Department of Administration or State Fiscal Accountability Authority, as appropriate, whether to approve the sale or sell, as appropriate, any or all of the real property the authority owns on Daniel Island and Thomas (St. Thomas) Island pursuant to Section 54-3-119.

(D) Undertake any additional reviews, studies, or evaluations as it considers necessary.

HISTORY: 2009 Act No. 73, Section 7, eff June 16, 2009.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1), effective July 1, 2015.

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