2022 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 48 - Environmental Protection and Conservation
Chapter 4 - Department Of Natural Resources
Section 48-4-60. Director.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 48-4-60 (2022)

The board shall appoint a director upon the advice and consent of the Senate. The director shall serve at the pleasure of the board and must be the administrative head of the department. The director must carry out the policies of the board and administer the affairs of the department. The director may exercise all powers belonging to the board within the guidelines and policies established by the board. The director shall manage the administration and organization of the department and may appoint such assistants or deputies the director considers necessary. The director may hire these employees as the director considers necessary for the proper administration of the affairs of the department. The director must prescribe the duties, powers, and functions of all assistants, deputies, and employees of the department.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1174; 2012 Act No. 215, Section 2, eff June 7, 2012.

Editor's Note

2012 Act No. 215, Section 4, provides as follows:

"Notwithstanding another provision of law to the contrary, a person appointed to serve, or serving, as a member of the Department of Natural Resources Board to represent a congressional district, whose residency is transferred to another district by a change in the composition of the district, may serve, or continue to serve, as the representative of the district to which he was transferred for the term of office for which he was appointed; however, the appointing authority shall appoint an additional member to the board from the district which loses a resident member on it as a result of the transfer to serve until the term of the transferred member expires. When a vacancy occurs in the district to which a member has been transferred, the vacancy must not be filled until the full term of the transferred member expires."

Effect of Amendment

The 2012 amendment inserted ", upon the advice and consent of the Senate. The director shall" and made other, nonsubstantive, changes.

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