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S 363
Session 125 (2023-2024)


S 0363  General Bill, By Rankin, Grooms and Verdin

Similar(H 3137, H 3411, H 3414)
A BILL TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS BY AMENDING SECTION 56-5-4445, RELATING TO THE RESTRICTION OF ELEVATING OR LOWERING A MOTOR VEHICLE; SO AS TO PROHIBIT MOTOR VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS THAT RESULT IN THE MOTOR VEHICLE'S FRONT FENDER BEING RAISED FOUR OR MORE INCHES ABOVE THE HEIGHT OF THE REAR FENDER, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER OF MEASURING THE HEIGHT OF THE FRONT FENDER IN RELATION TO THE REAR FENDER, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.

1/10/2023 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 207) 1/10/2023 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 207) 1/19/2023 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Transportation (Senate Journal-page 8) 1/20/2023 Scrivener's error corrected


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Committee Report

January 19, 2023

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Introduced by Senators Rankin, Grooms and Verdin

S. Printed 01/19/23--S.                                                                  [SEC 1/20/2023 11:55 AM]

Read the first time January 10, 2023

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The committee on Senate Transportation

To who was referred a Bill (S. Previous363) to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by amending Section 56-5-4445, relating to the restriction of elevating or lowering a motor vehicle; so as to prohibit motor, etc., respectfully

Report:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass with Amendment:

   Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 2 and inserting:

SECTION 2.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. For a period of one hundred eighty days after the effective date of this act, only warning tickets may be issued for a violation of the provisions of this act.

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend title to conform.

LAWRENCE GROOMS for Committee.

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A bill

TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS BY AMENDING SECTION 56-5-4445, RELATING TO the restriction of elevating or lowering a MOTOR VEHICLE; SO AS TO PROHIBIT MOTOR VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS THAT RESULT IN THE MOTOR VEHICLE'S FRONT FENDER BEING RAISED FOUR OR MORE INCHES ABOVE THE HEIGHT OF THE REAR FENDER, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER OF MEASURING the HEIGHT OF THE FRONT FENDER IN RELATION TO THE REAR FENDER, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.

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

SECTION 1.   Section 56-5-4445 of the S.C. Code is amended to read:

   Section 56-5-4445.   (A) It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a passenger motor vehicle on the highways of this State which has been elevated or lowered either in front or back, yet still leveled, more than six inches by a modification, alteration, or change in the physical structure of the vehicle. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemedis guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars. Provided, however, the provisions in this subsection shall not apply to motor vehicles commonly called referred to as "pickup trucks".

   (B)(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a passenger motor vehicle, including motor vehicles commonly referred to as pickup trucks, on the highways of this State if, by alteration of the suspension, frame, or chassis, the height of the front fender is raised or lowered four or more inches above or below the height of the rear fender. For the purposes of this subsection, the height of the fender shall be a vertical measurement from and perpendicular to the ground, through the centerline of the wheel, and to the bottom of the fender.

      (2) A person who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction:

         (a) for a first offense, shall be fined one hundred dollars;

         (b) for a second offense, shall be fined two hundred dollars; and

         (c) for a third or subsequent offense, shall be fined three hundred dollars and have his license suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles for twelve months from the date of conviction.

      (3) Only offenses which occur within five years of each other, including and immediately preceding the date of the last offense, shall constitute a prior offense within the meaning of this subsection.

SECTION 2.   This act takes effect one hundred eighty days after approval by the Governor. For a period of one hundred eighty days after the effective date of this act, only warning tickets may be issued for a violation of the provisions of this act.

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