Bill stops local govt from imposing stricter laws on poultry farms
A bill has this week become law preventing South Carolina's (USA) local
governments from imposing stricter rules on poultry
About 12 counties in South Carolina have implemented rules that are stricter
than those imposed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
for items such as how close poultry operations can be to neighbouring homes.
However, the view of the General Assembly is that the DHEC should
make all decisions on regulating the poultry farms.
SC governor, Mark
Sanford, permitted the bill to be past into law without his signature. Sanford
had until midnight Monday to veto the bill, sign it or let it become law without
On the Tuesday morning, Sanford sent a letter to the
Legislature outlining his concerns. Saying he was conflicted about local
governments having control and that he didn't want them to duplicate the role of
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