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A34, R54, S444
Sponsors: Senator Grooms
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Introduced in the Senate on February 21, 2017
Introduced in the House on March 30, 2017
Last Amended on March 23, 2017
Passed by the General Assembly on May 9, 2017
Governor's Action: May 10, 2017, Signed
Summary: Motor vehicles
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/21/2017 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6) 2/21/2017 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 6) 3/21/2017 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Transportation (Senate Journal-page 11) 3/22/2017 Scrivener's error corrected 3/23/2017 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 18) 3/23/2017 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 18) 3/23/2017 Senate Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 18) 3/29/2017 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 24) 3/30/2017 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 8) 3/30/2017 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 8) 4/27/2017 House Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 42) 5/4/2017 House Read second time (House Journal-page 21) 5/4/2017 House Roll call Yeas-95 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 22) 5/9/2017 House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 61) 5/9/2017 Ratified R 54 5/10/2017 Signed By Governor 5/17/2017 Effective date 11/10/17 5/18/2017 Act No. 34
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(A34, R54, S444)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-1-10 AND 56-1-130, BOTH AS AMENDED, SECTION 56-3-20 AND SECTION 56-19-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE, THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES, THE TERM "AUTOMOTIVE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" AND ITS DEFINITION, AND THE TERM "MOTORCYCLE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "AUTOMOTIVE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "AUTOCYCLE" AND TO REVISE ITS DEFINITION; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 56-5-145 AND 56-5-155 RELATING TO THE TERMS "AUTOMOTIVE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" AND "MOTORCYCLE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" AND THEIR DEFINITIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-1-10(15) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(15) 'Autocycle' means every motor vehicle having no more than three permanent functional wheels in contact with the ground, having seating that does not require the operator to straddle or sit astride it and having an automotive-type steering device, but excluding a tractor or motorcycle three-wheel vehicle."
SECTION 2. Section 56-1-10(18) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(18) 'Motorcycle three-wheel vehicle' means every motor vehicle having no more than three permanent functional wheels in contact with the ground to include motorcycles with detachable side cars, having a saddle type seat for the operator, and having handlebars or a motorcycle type steering device but excluding a tractor or autocycle."
SECTION 3. Section 56-1-130(C) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 42 of 2009, is further amended to read:
"(C)(1) A basic driver's license authorizes the licensee to operate motor vehicles, autocycles, motorcycle three-wheel vehicles, excluding a motorcycle with a detachable side car, or combinations of vehicles which do not exceed twenty-six thousand pounds gross vehicle weight rating; provided, that the driver has successfully demonstrated the ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control in the operation of a motor vehicle in this category. A basic driver's license also authorizes the licensee to operate farm trucks provided for in Sections 56-3-670, 56-3-680, and 56-3-690, which are used exclusively by the owner for agricultural, horticultural, and dairying operations or livestock and poultry raising. Notwithstanding another provision of law, the holder of a conditional license, or special restricted license operating a farm truck for the purposes provided in this subsection, may operate the farm truck without an accompanying adult after six o'clock a.m. and no later than nine o'clock p.m., but may not operate a farm truck on a freeway. A person operating a farm truck while holding a conditional driver's license or a special restricted license may not use the farm truck for ordinary domestic purposes or general transportation.
(2) A classified driver's license shall authorize the licensee to operate a motorcycle, motorcycle three-wheel vehicle, including a motorcycle with a detachable side car, or those vehicles in excess of twenty-six thousand pounds gross vehicle weight rating which are indicated by endorsement on the license. The endorsement may include classifications such as: motorcycle, two-axle truck, three- or more axle truck, combination of vehicles, motor busses, or oversize or overweight vehicles. The department shall determine from the driving demonstration the endorsements to be indicated on the license."
SECTION 4. Section 56-3-20(30) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
SECTION 5. Section 56-3-20(31) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
SECTION 6. Section 56-19-10(44) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
SECTION 7. Section 56-19-10(45) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
SECTION 8. Sections 56-5-145 and 56-5-155 of the 1976 Code are repealed.
SECTION 9. This act takes effect six months after approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 9th day of May, 2017.
Approved the 10th day of May, 2017.
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