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S 0248 General Bill, By Young, Hembree, Turner, McElveen, Bennett, Massey, Rankin, M. Johnson, Shealy and Jackson
Similar (H 3360, H 3677)
    A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA HANDS-FREE ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3890 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL USE OF A WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE, TO REVISE THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH IT IS UNLAWFUL TO USE A WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF DISTRACTED DRIVING AND PROVIDE PENALTIES, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL REVISIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-720 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO POINTS THAT MAY BE ASSESSED AGAINST A PERSON'S DRIVING RECORD FOR MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVING VIOLATIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT A SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE OF DISTRACTED DRIVING IS A TWO-POINT VIOLATION; TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL NOTIFY MOTORISTS OF THE HANDS-FREE REQUIREMENTS AT CERTAIN POINTS ALONG THE STATE'S INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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12/09/20Senate Prefiled
12/09/20Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/12/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 234)
01/12/21Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 234)
01/25/22Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Transportation (Senate Journal-page 8)
01/26/22 Scrivener's error corrected
02/22/22Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 10)
02/22/22Senate Special order, set for February 22, 2022 (Senate Journal-page 27)
02/22/22Senate Roll call Ayes-32 Nays-9 (Senate Journal-page 27)
02/23/22 Scrivener's error corrected
02/23/22Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 17)
02/23/22Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 17)
02/23/22Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-3 (Senate Journal-page 17)
02/24/22Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 20)
02/24/22 Scrivener's error corrected
03/01/22House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 7)
03/01/22House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 7)



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