Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4222Primary Sponsor: FelderCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Negligent drivingResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: DKA/3557.ALIntroduced Date: Jan 21, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Jan 21, 1992Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: FelderType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4222 House Jan 21, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-2925 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A STATEWIDE MOTOR VEHICLE MOVING VIOLATION OF NEGLIGENT DRIVING AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-5-2925. (A) It is unlawful for a person to operate a motor vehicle upon a public way in a negligent or careless manner without due cause so as to endanger persons or property. A person who violates the provisions of this section upon conviction, entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or forfeiture of bail, must be fined a minimum of one hundred dollars but not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days. That portion of the fine imposed over the administrative cost must be divided between the judicial department and the Commission on Prosecution Coordination.
(B) Negligent driving is an alternative or lesser charge for all moving violations except driving while license is canceled, suspended, or revoked pursuant to Section 56-1-460, and offenses relating to driving while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or other drugs pursuant to Sections 56-5-2910 and 56-5-2930.
(C) A negligent driving conviction, plea, or forfeiture of bail carries no points."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.