Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3257Ratification Number: 136Act Number: 79Primary Sponsor: RudnickType of Legislation: GBSubject: Gasoline, self-service prices; disabled personsDate Bill Passed both Bodies: May 01, 1991Computer Document Number: 436/11138.DWGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: May 27, 1991Introduced Date: Jan 17, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Apr 23, 1991Last History Body: ------Last History Date: May 27, 1991Last History Type: Act No. 79Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Rudnick Wilder Baxley Klapman Rama Wright Waites CorningType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3257 ------ May 27, 1991 Act No. 79 3257 ------ May 27, 1991 Signed by Governor 3257 ------ May 21, 1991 Ratified R 136 3257 House May 01, 1991 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 3257 Senate Apr 25, 1991 Read third time, returned with amendment 3257 Senate Apr 23, 1991 Amended, read second time 3257 Senate Apr 18, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 12 with amendment 3257 Senate Mar 21, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 12 referred to Committee 3257 House Mar 21, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3257 House Mar 20, 1991 Amended, read second time 3257 House Jan 17, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 26 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A79, R136, H3257)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 39-41-290 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE OWNER OR OPERATOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL SERVICE STATION TO DISPENSE GASOLINE OR OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL TO A DISABLED DRIVER UPON HIS REQUEST WHEN HE IS PROPERLY IDENTIFIED BY EITHER A PLACARD OR DISABLED LICENSE TAG AND HAVE THE GASOLINE OR OTHER FUEL DISPENSED TO THE DISABLED DRIVER AT THE SAME PRICE OTHERWISE CHARGED FOR GASOLINE OR OTHER FUEL PURCHASED ON A SELF-SERVICE BASIS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Dispensing gasoline to disabled persons at self-service gas stations
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 39-41-290. (A) An owner or operator shall conduct the operations of a motor vehicle fuel service station so that the holder of a placard or disabled person's license plate provided for in Section 56-3-1960 shall have, upon request, gasoline or other motor vehicle fuel dispensed by an employee of the station at the self-service pump and be allowed to purchase the gasoline or other fuel at the price otherwise charged for gasoline or other fuel purchased on a self-service basis if the holder of the placard or license plate is driving the motor vehicle into which the gasoline is to be dispensed.
(B) This section applies to an owner or operator of a station which sells gasoline or other fuel at one price when an employee of the station dispenses the gasoline or other fuel into a motor vehicle and at a lower price when the customer dispenses the gasoline or other fuel on a self-service basis.
(C) This section does not apply to any motor vehicle fuel station, convenience store, or other facility that offers gasoline or other fuel for sale to the public solely by means of remotely controlled pumps operated by a cashier and does not offer refueling service or to any such facility during those business hours when the facility does not offer refueling service to the public as a continuing business practice.
(D) An owner or operator who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned for a period not to exceed thirty days."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect ninety days after approval by the Governor.
Approved the 27th day of May, 1991.