Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3384Ratification Number: 630Act Number: 498Primary Sponsor: AltmanType of Legislation: GBSubject: Motor vehicle weight, name displayed onDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Jun 04, 1992Computer Document Number: 3384Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Jul 01, 1992Introduced Date: Jan 31, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Jun 03, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Jul 01, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 498Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: AltmanType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3384 ------ Jul 01, 1992 Act No. 498 3384 ------ Jul 01, 1992 Signed by Governor 3384 ------ Jun 04, 1992 Ratified R 630 3384 House Jun 04, 1992 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 3384 Senate Jun 03, 1992 Amended, read third time, returned with amendment 3384 Senate Jun 02, 1992 Read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments 3384 Senate Apr 09, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 15 3384 Senate Mar 07, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 15 referred to Committee 3384 House Mar 06, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3384 House Mar 05, 1991 Amended, read second time 3384 House Feb 28, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 21 with amendment 3384 House Jan 31, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A498, R630, H3384)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-4150, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VEHICLE LOAD CAPACITY, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT OF TRUE UNLOADED WEIGHT SIGN ON FARM TRUCKS AND TO REQUIRE TRUCK TRACTORS TO COMPLY WITH IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-2320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEALER TAGS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR DEALER TAGS FOR HEAVY DUTY TRUCK FRANCHISES REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF TRUCKS SOLD IN PRECEDING MONTHS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Vehicle load identification
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-4150 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-5-4150. The department upon registering a vehicle, under the laws of this State, which is designed and used primarily for the transportation of property or for the transportation of ten or more persons, may require information and may make investigation or tests necessary to enable it to determine whether the vehicle may be operated safely upon the highways in accordance with all the provisions of this chapter. The department may register the vehicle for a load capacity which, added to the empty or unloaded weight of the vehicle, will result in a permissible gross weight not exceeding the limitations set forth in this chapter. It is unlawful for a person to operate a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a load capacity in excess of that for which it is registered by the department or in excess of the limitations set forth in this chapter. A person making application for a `farm truck' license shall declare, in the form prescribed by the department, the true unloaded or empty weight of the vehicle.
A private motor truck or truck tractor of more than twenty-six thousand pounds gross weight and a for-hire motor truck or truck tractor must have the name of the registered owner or lessor on the side clearly distinguishable at a distance of fifty feet. These provisions do not apply to two-axle straight trucks hauling raw farm and forestry products. A truck operating pursuant to the federal motor carrier safety regulations may operate with the owner's, lessor's, or lessee's name as required."
Dealer tags for heavy duty truck dealers
SECTION 2. Section 56-3-2320 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 91 of 1991, is further amended by adding at the end of the section:
"Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a dealer franchised exclusively for the sale of heavy duty trucks is eligible to obtain dealer tags for exclusive use on such heavy duty trucks regardless of the number of trucks sold by him during the preceding required number of months. These dealer tags for trucks must be noted with a distinct and separate identification and used only on heavy duty trucks."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 1st day of July, 1992.