Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4250Primary Sponsor: RudnickCommittee Number: 26Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Motor vehicle driving record, one-time surchargeResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Labor, Commerce and IndustryComputer Document Number: BBM/9643.JMIntroduced Date: Jan 22, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Jan 22, 1992Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Rudnick D. Williams Harwell Smith Byrd Kirsh Wilder Snow McGinnisType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4250 House Jan 22, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 26 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO PROVIDE THAT AN INSURED UNDER A POLICY OF AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE WITH AN OTHERWISE CLEAN DRIVING RECORD WHO VIOLATES FOR THE FIRST TIME ANY OF THE STATE'S MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS, FOR WHICH VIOLATION POINTS ARE ASSESSED, IS SUBJECT TO ONLY A ONE-TIME SURCHARGE OR INCREASE IN RECOUPMENT FEE, BASED ON THE ASSESSMENT OF POINTS, OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THAT VIOLATION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NO SURCHARGE OR INCREASE IN RECOUPMENT FEE, BASED ON THE ASSESSMENT OF POINTS, SHALL BE APPLIED TO OR ASSESSED AGAINST AN INSURED AFTER THE DATE ON WHICH SUCH POINTS ARE REMOVED OR ARE REQUIRED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE INSURED'S DRIVING RECORD WITH RESPECT TO ANY VIOLATION OF THE STATE'S MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. (A) An insured under a policy of automobile insurance, who has an otherwise clean driving record with no previous assessment of points pursuant to Section 56-1-720 of the 1976 Code of Laws, who violates for the first time any of the state's motor vehicle laws, for which violation points are assessed in accordance with that code section, is subject to only a one-time surcharge or increase in recoupment fee, based on the assessment of such points, of one hundred dollars for that violation.
(B) In no case shall any surcharge or increase in recoupment fee referenced in subsection (A), based on the assessment of points pursuant to Section 56-1-720, be applied to or assessed against an insured under a policy of automobile insurance after the date on which such points are removed or are required by law to be removed from the insured's driving record with respect to any violation of the state's motor vehicle laws, regardless of whether the violation is a first-time offense or not.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.