Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1491Ratification Number: 522Act Number: 438Primary Sponsor: WilsonType of Legislation: GBSubject: Firefighters, special license platesCompanion Bill Number: 4750Date Bill Passed both Bodies: Jun 04, 1992Computer Document Number: DKA/3846.ALGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Jun 15, 1992Introduced Date: Apr 21, 1992Date of Last Amendment: Jun 03, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Jun 15, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 438Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Wilson RoseType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1491 ------ Jun 15, 1992 Act No. 438 1491 ------ Jun 15, 1992 Signed by Governor 1491 ------ Jun 04, 1992 Ratified R 522 1491 Senate Jun 04, 1992 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification 1491 House Jun 04, 1992 Read third time, returned with amendment 1491 House Jun 03, 1992 Amended, read second time 1491 House Jun 03, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 21 1491 House Jun 02, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to Committee 1491 Senate May 28, 1992 Read third time, sent to House 1491 Senate May 27, 1992 Read second time, notice of general amendments 1491 Senate May 27, 1992 Recalled from Committee 15 1491 Senate Apr 21, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 15 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A438, R522, S1491)
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 56, CHAPTER 3, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 49 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR SOUTH CAROLINA FIREFIGHTERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
South Carolina firefighter license plates
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 56-3-4910. (A) The South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation shall issue special motor vehicle license plates to active and retired South Carolina firefighters who request them in the manner provided in this article and who are residents of the State for private motor vehicles registered in their respective names. The special license plates, which must be of the same size and general design of regular motor vehicle license plates, must be imprinted with the words `SOUTH CAROLINA FIREFIGHTER' together with a fire service emblem and with numbers as the department may determine. The plates are for annual periods as provided by law. The fee for this special license plate is thirty-five dollars each year which is in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee as set forth in Article 5, Chapter 3 of this title.
(B) The fees collected pursuant to this section must be deposited in a separate fund for the South Carolina Fire Academy. The fund must be administered by the Budget and Control Board Division of State Fire Marshal and must be used only to train in-state public firefighters, paid and volunteer, to comply with state and federal mandated training standards. Funds collected must be deposited with the State Treasurer. The distribution of the funds is based on the total number of special license plates sold as follows:
(1) one thousand or less total special license plates sold: twenty-six dollars to the department and nine dollars to the academy for each special license plate sold;
(2) more than one thousand and less than two thousand total special license plates sold: twenty-one dollars to the department and fourteen dollars to the academy for each special license plate sold;
(3) two thousand or more total special license plates sold: fifteen dollars to the department and twenty dollars to the academy for each special license plate sold.
(C) The department must receive one hundred or more applications requesting a special license plate for the South Carolina Firefighters before a specialized license plate may be developed.
Section 56-3-4920. The license plate issued pursuant to this article may be transferred to another vehicle of the same weight class owned by the same person upon application being made and approved by the department. It is unlawful for any person to whom the special plate has been issued knowingly to permit it to be displayed on a vehicle except the one authorized by the department.
Section 56-3-4930. The provisions of this article do not affect the registration and licensing of motor vehicles as required by other provisions of this chapter, but are cumulative to them. A person who violates the provisions of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 15th day of June, 1992.