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Bill Number: 883 Ratification Number: 398 Act Number 360 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: No automobile insurance premium increase or surcharge until conviction, reports
(A360, R398, S883)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-73-456 SO AS TO PROHIBIT INSURERS FROM INCREASING PREMIUMS ON OR ADDING SURCHARGES TO AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE OF A PERSON CHARGED WITH A DRIVING VIOLATION UNLESS HE IS CONVICTED OF THE VIOLATION AND TO PROHIBIT THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FROM REPORTING AN ALLEGED VIOLATION TO INSURERS UNTIL THE PERSON CHARGED IS CONVICTED AND WHEN REPORTING ALSO MUST REPORT A CONVICTION DATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
No automobile insurance premium increase or surcharge until conviction, reports
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 38-73-456. An insurer may not increase premiums on or add surcharges to automobile insurance of a person charged with a driving violation unless he is convicted of the violation. The Department of Highways and Public Transportation may not report an alleged violation to insurers until the person charged is convicted and when reporting must also report the conviction date."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 19th day of March, 1990.