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Bill Number: 3598 Ratification Number: 729 Act Number 624 Introducing Body: House Subject: List of registered aircraft furnished
(A624, R729, H3598)
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5 OF TITLE 55, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE AERONAUTICAL REGULATORY ACT, BY ADDING SECTION 55-5-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FROM INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, THE STATE AERONAUTICS COMMISSION QUARTERLY SHALL FURNISH THE RESPECTIVE COUNTY AUDITORS OF THIS STATE WITH A LIST OF ALL AIRCRAFT REGISTERED IN THEIR COUNTY ACCORDING TO THE RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION; TO REPEAL CHAPTER 7 OF TITLE 55 RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT; TO AMEND SECTIONS 55-8-10, 55-8-40, AND 55-8-140, RELATING TO THE AIRCRAFT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO THE REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALITIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE AIRCRAFT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 55-8-60, 55-8-80, 55-8-120, AND 55-8-130 RELATING TO THE AIRCRAFT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-1-20, RELATING TO THE KINDS OF INSURANCE FOR WHICH AN INSURANCE COMPANY MAY BE LICENSED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT LOSSES, DESTRUCTION, OR DAMAGES TO AIRCRAFT ARE WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE TERM "MARINE INSURANCE".
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
List of registered aircraft furnished
SECTION 1. Chapter 5 of Title 55 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 55-5-75. From information obtained from the Federal Aviation Administration, the State Aeronautics Commission quarterly shall furnish the respective county auditors of this State with a list of all aircraft registered in their county according to the records of the Federal Aviation Administration."
SECTION 2. Chapter 7 of Title 55 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
Registration definition revised
SECTION 3. Section 55-8-10(i) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(i) 'Registration' means a certificate of registration of aircraft, or of operators thereof, issued by the Federal Aviation Administration."
Certain registration provisions deleted and civil penalty provided
SECTION 4. Section 55-8-40(b) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(b) Within thirty days after the entry of the
order required by subsection (a) of this section the agency, unless there is deposited for the benefit of the owner or operator, or both, as the case may be, security in the sum so determined by
the agency, upon ten days notification shall impose a civil penalty of one thousand dollars a day against the affected owner or operator or both for each day after the ten-day notification period has expired that the provisions of subsection (a) have not been complied with."
Certain registration provisions deleted
SECTION 5. Section 55-8-140 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 55-8-140. (a) Any owner or operator or other person who knowingly refuses or fails to make any report of an accident as required in
Section 55-8-30 is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.
(b) Any owner or operator who knowingly makes a false statement or representation of a material fact in a report to or written instrument filed with the agency is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned for not more than ninety days, or both.
(c) Any owner or operator who operates any aircraft in this State, or knowingly permits any aircraft owned by him to be operated by another in this State, without meeting the requirements of this chapter, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than three thousand dollars or imprisoned for not more than twelve months, or both."
SECTION 6. Sections 55-8-60, 55-8-80, 55-8-120, and 55-8-130 of the 1976 Code are repealed.
Marine insurance definition revised
SECTION 7. Section 38-1-20(28) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(28) 'Marine insurance' means every insurance against loss or destruction of or damage to aircraft, vessels, or watercraft and their cargoes; insurance covering the risks or perils of navigation, transit, or transportation of all forms of property, including the liability of any carrier for hire for the loss of property of shippers delivered for transporting; marine builder's risks; bridges, tunnels, piers, wharves, docks and slips, dry docks, marine railways, and other aids to navigation and transportation, precious stones, precious metals, and jewelry, whether in the course of transportation or otherwise; coverage of
personal property by all risk forms known as the 'Personal Property Floater'; and coverage of mobile machinery and equipment."
SECTION 8. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.