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Sponsors: Reps. Yow, West, Thayer, Govan and Williams
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Introduced in the House on January 10, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on April 11, 2017
Last Amended on April 6, 2017
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation
Summary: Driver's license
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/15/2016 House Prefiled 12/15/2016 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 1/10/2017 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 152) 1/10/2017 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 152) 3/8/2017 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thayer 3/30/2017 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 80) 4/6/2017 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Govan, Williams 4/6/2017 House Amended (House Journal-page 17) 4/6/2017 House Read second time (House Journal-page 17) 4/6/2017 House Roll call Yeas-105 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 19) 4/6/2017 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 20) 4/7/2017 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 5) 4/7/2017 Scrivener's error corrected 4/11/2017 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5) 4/11/2017 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 5)
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April 6, 2017
S. Printed 4/6/17--H. [SEC 4/7/17 11:46 AM]
Read the first time January 10, 2017.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-3350, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL IDENTIFICATION CARDS AND DRIVERS' LICENSES THAT CONTAIN A VETERAN DESIGNATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THE NATIONAL GUARD ARE ELIGIBLE TO OBTAIN A DRIVER'S LICENSE THAT CONTAINS A VETERAN DESIGNATION.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-1-151. An applicant for a new, renewed, or replacement South Carolina driver's license may apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a veteran designation on the front of his driver's license. The department may place the designation on the driver's license of a person who presents a:
(1) United States Department of Defense discharge certificate, also known as a DD Form 214, that shows a characterization of service or discharge status of 'honorable' or 'general under honorable conditions' and establishes the person's qualifying military service in the United States Armed Forces . A DD Form 214 indicating medical retirement that meets the characterization of service requirements will be valid for purposes of this section. However, a DD Form 214 received solely from participation in training activities will not be valid for purposes of this section; or
(2) National Guard Separation Report, also known as a NGB Form 22, that shows a characterization of service or discharge status of 'honorable' or 'general under honorable conditions' and establishes that the person has served for twenty or more years."
SECTION 2. Section 56-1-3350 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 275 of 2016, is further amended to read:
"Section 56-1-3350. (A) Upon application by a person five years of age or older, who is a resident of South Carolina, the department shall issue a special identification card as long as the:
(1) application is made on a form approved and furnished by the department; and
(2) applicant presents to the person issuing the identification card a birth certificate or other evidence acceptable to the department of his name and date of birth.
An applicant for a new, renewed, or replacement South Carolina driver's license may apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a veteran designation on the front of his driver's license by providing a:
(1) United States Department of Defense discharge certificate, also known as a DD Form 214, that shows a characterization of service, or discharge status of "honorable" or "general under honorable conditions" and establishes the person's qualifying military service in the United States Armed Forces; and
(2) payment of a one dollar fee that must be collected by the department and placed by the Comptroller General into the State Highway Fund as established by Section 57-11-20, to be distributed as provided in Section 11-43-167. (Reserved).
(C)(1) The fee for the issuance of the special identification card is five dollars for a person between the ages of five and sixteen years.
(2) An identification card must be free to a person aged seventeen years or older.
(D) The identification card expires five years from the date of issuance.
(E) Special identification cards issued to persons under the age of twenty-one must be marked, stamped, or printed to readily indicate that the person to whom the card is issued is under the age of twenty-one.
(F) The fees collected pursuant to this section must be credited to the Department of Transportation State Non-Federal Aid Highway Fund."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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