Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 461Primary Sponsor: MartschinkCommittee Number: 15Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Legislative position, not to influence traffic ticketResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: TransportationCompanion Bill Number: 154 3209Computer Document Number: JIC/5182.HCIntroduced Date: Jan 10, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Jan 10, 1991Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Martschink Courson Matthews Pope Rose J. Verne Smith WashingtonType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 461 Senate Jan 10, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 15 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-7-60 SO AS TO PROHIBIT AN ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICIAL OF A STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, OR INSTRUMENTALITY FROM USING HIS POSITION TO CANCEL, REVOKE, OR INFLUENCE THE RESULT IN ANY PROCEEDING REGARDING THE ISSUANCE OF A TRAFFIC TICKET UNDER SECTION 56-7-10.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-7-60. It is unlawful for an elected or appointed official of a state agency, department, or instrumentality to use his position to cancel, revoke, or influence the result in any proceeding regarding a traffic ticket issued under Section 56-7-10. A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than three years. A person convicted under this section must forfeit his office."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.