View Amendment Current Amendment: 199R001.DR.LKG.docx to Bill 199     The Committee on Transportation proposed the following amendment (199R001.DR.LKG):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

/SECTION     1.     Article 21, Chapter 5, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 56-5-2774.     (A)     The Department of Public Safety may issue a civil penalty citation to the registered owner of a vehicle found in violation of Section 56-5-2770(A) or (C) subject to the exclusions contained in subsection (B) of this section based upon an inspection of photographs, microphotographs, videotape, or other digitally recorded images produced by a digital recording system mounted on a school bus. The department may issue a civil penalty citation:
        (1)     for a first offense, in an amount not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars; and
        (2)     for a second or subsequent offense, in an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars.
(B)     The registered owner of the vehicle shall not be responsible for the civil penalty citation if, within thirty days after receiving notification of the civil penalty citation, he provides the Department of Public Safety the following information:
        (1) an affidavit containing the name and address of the person or company who had care, custody, and control of the vehicle at the time of the violation; or
        (2) an affidavit that states that the vehicle was stolen at the time of the violation. This affidavit must be supported by evidence that the vehicle was insured at the time of the violation and must be accompanied by a police report that confirms that the vehicle was stolen.
    (C)     No points contained in Section 56-1-720 shall be imposed against the driving record of the registered owner of the vehicle.
    (D)     A citation issued pursuant to this section shall state clearly the manner in which the citation may be challenged. The citation must be sent by first-class mail to the registered owner of the vehicle at the address provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles."

SECTION     2.     This act is repealed effective July 1, 2020.

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

    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.