Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3701Ratification Number: 187Act Number: 121Primary Sponsor: R. YoungType of Legislation: GBSubject: Identification cards for mentally ill or retardedCompanion Bill Number: 925Date Bill Passed both Bodies: May 28, 1991Computer Document Number: BR1/1384.ACGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Jun 05, 1991Introduced Date: Mar 19, 1991Date of Last Amendment: May 29, 1991Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Jun 05, 1991Last History Type: Act No. 121Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: R. Young Fulmer Rama Hallman GonzalesType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3701 ------ Jun 05, 1991 Act No. 121 3701 ------ Jun 05, 1991 Signed by Governor 3701 ------ May 30, 1991 Ratified R 187 3701 House May 28, 1991 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 3701 Senate May 27, 1991 Read third time, returned with amendment 3701 Senate May 23, 1991 Amended, read second time 3701 Senate May 21, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 15 with amendment 3701 Senate Apr 25, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 15 referred to Committee 3701 House Apr 24, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3701 House Apr 23, 1991 Amended, read second time 3701 House Apr 18, 1991 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, April 23 3701 House Apr 18, 1991 Amended 3701 House Apr 17, 1991 Debate adjourned until Thursday, April 18 3701 House Apr 16, 1991 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, April 17 3701 House Apr 10, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 21 3701 House Mar 19, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A121, R187, H3701)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 57-3-910, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION CARDS ISSUED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FOR NONDRIVERS, SO AS TO WAIVE THE FEE FOR PERSONS WHO ARE MENTALLY ILL, MENTALLY RETARDED, HOMELESS, OR ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS AND PROCEDURES FOR VERIFICATION OF HOMELESSNESS, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO REPORT THE FISCAL IMPACT AFTER ONE YEAR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Waiver of identification card fees for certain individuals
SECTION 1. The second paragraph of Section 57-3-910 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"The fee for the issuance of the special identification card is five dollars and the identification card expires five years from the date of issuance. The renewal fee is also five dollars. The department shall retain the fee to defray costs of providing the identification cards. Issuance and renewal fees are waived for indigent persons who are mentally ill, mentally retarded, homeless, or who are on public assistance as the sole source of income. As used in this section `indigent' means a person who is qualified for legal assistance which is paid for with public funds. For purposes of this section, a homeless person is an individual who lacks a fixed and regular nighttime residence or an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is:
(1) a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations, including congregated shelters, and transitional housing;
(2) an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or
(3) a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, regular sleeping accommodations for human beings.
The term does not include any individual imprisoned or otherwise detained pursuant to an act of Congress. Annually, the director of a facility which provides care or shelter to homeless persons must certify this fact to the Department of Highways and Public Transportation. The department must maintain a list of facilities which are approved by the department and only letters from the directors of these approved facilities are considered to comply with the provisions of this section. To have the issuance or renewal fee waived for an identification card, a homeless person must present a letter to the Department of Highways and Public Transportation from the director of a facility that provides care or shelter to homeless persons certifying that the person named in the letter is homeless. The signature of the director must be notarized and the date of the letter may not be older than thirty days. The department may promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of this section."
Fiscal impact to be reported
SECTION 2. After the first year of the implementation of the provisions of this act, the department shall make a report to the Senate Transportation Committee and the House Education and Public Works Committee as to the fiscal impact of waiving the issuance and renewal fees as provided in this act.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 5th day of June, 1991.