An Ordinance Adopting and Enacting a New Code of Richland County, South Carolina; Establishing the Same; Providing for the Repeal of Certain Ordinances Not Included Therein; Providing for the Manner of Amending and Supplementing Such Code; and Providing When Such Code and This Ordinance Shall Become Effective.
   Section I. That the Code of Ordinances, consisting of Chapters 1 to 25, each inclusive, is hereby adopted and enacted as the "Code of Ordinances, Richland County, South Carolina" which Code shall supersede all general and permanent ordinances of the county adopted on or before the same date as Ordinance No. 999-82 to the extent provided in section 2 hereof.
   Section II. That all provisions of such Code shall be in full force and effect from and after April 3, 1984, except that the adoption of this Code shall not affect the effective date of Ordinance 954-82, which shall remain January 1, 1984, and all ordinances of a general and permanent nature of the County adopted on final passage on the same date as or before Ordinance No. 999-82 and not included in such Code or recognized and continued in force by reference therein, are hereby repealed from and after the effective date of such Code.
   Section III. That the repeal provided for in section 2 hereof shall not be construed to revive any ordinance or part thereof that has been repealed by a subsequent ordinance which is repealed by this ordinance.
   Section IV. That unless another penalty is expressly provided, a violation of any provision of such Code, or any provision of any rule or regulation adopted or issued pursuant thereto, shall be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00) or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, as provided in Sec. 1-8. General penalty, continuing violations. of such Code.
   Section V. That any and all additions and amendments to such Code, when passed in such form as to indicate the intention of the county council to make the same a part of such Code, shall be deemed to be incorporated in such Code, so that reference to such Code shall be understood and intended to include such additions and amendments.
   Section VI. That in case of the amendment of any section of such Code for which a penalty is not provided, the general penalty as provided in Sec. 1-8. General penalty, continuing violations. of such Code shall apply to the section as amended, or in case such amendment contains provisions for which a penalty, other than the aforementioned general penalty, is provided in another section in the same chapter, the penalty so provided in such other section shall be held to relate to the section so amended, unless such penalty is specifically repealed therein.
   Section VII. A copy of such Code shall be kept on file in the office of the clerk of council preserved in looseleaf form, or in such other form as the clerk of council may consider most expedient. It shall be the express duty of the clerk of council or someone authorized by him, to insert in their designated places all amendments or ordinances which indicate the intention of the county council to make the same a part of such Code, when the same have been printed or reprinted in page form, and to extract from such Code all provisions which may from time to time be repealed by the county council. This copy of such Code shall be available for all persons desiring to examine the same.
   Section VIII. It shall be unlawful for any person to change or amend, by additions or deletions, any part of or portion thereof, or to alter or tamper with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of Richland County to be misrepresented thereby. Any person violating this section shall be punished as provided in Sec. 1-8. General penalty, continuing violations. of the Code of Ordinances of Richland County, and in Section IV of this ordinance.
   Section IX. This ordinance shall become effective on April 3, 1984.
                           RICHLAND COUNTY COUNCIL
                           James C. Leventis, Chairman
Introduced, February 21, 1984
Second Reading, March 6, 1984
Final Reading, April 3, 1984