South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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S. 382

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Peeler
Document Path: l:\council\bills\agm\19100wab17.docx

Introduced in the Senate on February 8, 2017
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Traffic records

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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    2/8/2017  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6)
    2/8/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 6)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/8/2017

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A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 30-9-37 SO AS TO PROHIBIT RECORDS OF CERTAIN MINOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS FROM APPEARING IN PUBLIC INDEXES, AND TO DIRECT ALL COUNTY CLERKS OF COURT TO REMOVE SUCH RECORDS WITHIN SIX MONTHS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Article 3, Chapter 9, Title 30 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 30-9-37.    (A)    A public index in this State may not include any charges, guilty pleas, nolo contendere pleas, or convictions for minor traffic violations, regardless of when the violation occurred. A county clerk of court promptly shall remove any record of such minor violations that appear on a county public index.

(B)    For purposes of this section, 'minor traffic violations' include violations of Section 56-5-1520(G)(1), (2), or (3)."

SECTION    2.    All county clerks of court are directed to remove all records of minor traffic violations, as defined in Section 30-9-37, from the public indexes of their respective counties. These records must be removed within six months after the effective date of this act.

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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