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A9, R21, S358
Sponsors: Senators Verdin, Campsen and McElveen
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Introduced in the Senate on January 22, 2015
Introduced in the House on April 14, 2015
Last Amended on March 26, 2015
Passed by the General Assembly on April 30, 2015
Governor's Action: May 7, 2015, Signed
Summary: Vehicular requirements
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/22/2015 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 2) 1/22/2015 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 2) 3/25/2015 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Transportation (Senate Journal-page 18) 3/26/2015 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 31) 3/26/2015 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 31) 3/26/2015 Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 31) 3/31/2015 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 16) 4/14/2015 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 31) 4/14/2015 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 31) 4/23/2015 House Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 11) 4/28/2015 House Debate adjourned until Wed., 4-29-15 (House Journal-page 117) 4/29/2015 House Read second time (House Journal-page 33) 4/29/2015 House Roll call Yeas-105 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 34) 4/30/2015 House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 7) 5/7/2015 Ratified R 21 5/7/2015 Signed By Governor 5/13/2015 Effective date 05/07/15 5/14/2015 Act No. 9
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(A9, R21, S358)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-70, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF VEHICULAR REQUIREMENTS DURING A DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE TIME PERIOD FOR UP TO ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS RELATING TO SUSPENSIONS OF REGISTRATION, PERMITTING, LENGTH, WIDTH, WEIGHT, AND LOAD ON NONINTERSTATE ROUTES FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES, AND TO MAKE SUSPENSIONS OF TIME OF SERVICE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIRTY DAYS UNLESS EXTENDED BY FEDERAL REGULATION FOR BOTH INTERSTATE AND NONINTERSTATE ROUTES FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
State of emergency
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-70(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 250 of 2010, is further amended to read:
"(A)(1) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter or any other provision of law, during a state of emergency declared by the Governor and in the course of responding to the state of emergency:
(a) requirements relating to registration, permitting, length, width, weight, and load are suspended for commercial and utility vehicles traveling on noninterstate routes for up to one hundred twenty days, provided the vehicles do not exceed a gross weight of ninety thousand pounds and do not exceed a width of twelve feet;
(b) requirements relating to time of service suspensions for commercial and utility vehicles traveling on interstate and noninterstate routes are suspended for up to thirty days, unless extended for additional periods in accordance with 49 C.F.R. 390-399.
(2) All vehicles operated upon the public highways of this State under the authority of this section must:
(a) be operated in a safe manner;
(b) maintain required limits of insurance; and
(c) be clearly identified as a utility vehicle or provide appropriate documentation indicating it is a commercial vehicle responding to the emergency."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 7th day of May, 2015.
Approved the 7th day of May, 2015.
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