Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 830Ratification Number: 294Act Number: 278Primary Sponsor: MartschinkType of Legislation: GBSubject: Registration card signature, motor vehicleDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Feb 27, 1992Computer Document Number: CYY/18392.SDGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Mar 10, 1992Introduced Date: Mar 28, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Feb 25, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Mar 10, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 278Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Martschink Moore McConnell Long Land Rose Saleeby Stilwell Washington Pope Passailaigue Bryan Shealy Helmly ReeseType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 830 ------ Mar 10, 1992 Act No. 278 830 ------ Mar 10, 1992 Signed by Governor 830 ------ Mar 04, 1992 Ratified R 294 830 House Feb 27, 1992 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 830 Senate Feb 25, 1992 House amendments amended, returned to House 830 House Feb 21, 1992 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment 830 House Feb 20, 1992 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on next Legislative day 830 House Feb 20, 1992 Reconsidered vote whereby given a second reading 830 House Feb 19, 1992 Amended, read second time 830 House Feb 12, 1992 Amended, debate adjourned until Thursday, February 13, 1992 830 House Feb 05, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 21 830 House May 27, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to Committee 830 Senate May 23, 1991 Read third time, sent to House 830 Senate May 22, 1991 Read second time 830 Senate May 21, 1991 Unanimous consent for second and third reading on the next two consecutive Legislative days 830 Senate May 21, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 15 830 Senate Mar 28, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 15 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A278, R294, S830)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1250, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION CARDS, SO AS TO REDUCE THE PENALTY FOR FAILURE OF THE OWNER TO SIGN THE REGISTRATION CARD IN THE SPACE PROVIDED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-375, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SYSTEM OF REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES ON A MONTHLY BASIS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION DOES NOT REQUIRE A PERSON TO MAINTAIN REGISTRATION AND LICENSING FOR A VEHICLE THAT CEASES TO BE OPERATED, IS IN STORAGE, OR IS INOPERABLE AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THESE VEHICLES MAY BE REREGISTERED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-3-1250 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-3-1250. The department, upon registering and licensing a vehicle, shall issue to the owner of the vehicle a registration card containing upon the face of the card the date issued, the name and address of the owner, including the county in which the owner resides, the registration and license number assigned to the vehicle, and that other description of the vehicle as may be determined by the department. The registration card must be delivered to the owner, and the owner, upon receipt of it, shall write his signature on it with pen and ink in the space provided. Every registration card must at all times be carried by the person driving or in control of the vehicle, who shall display it upon demand of a police officer or any other person authorized by law to examine registration cards.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 56-3-2520 or any other provisions of law, the penalty for the failure of the owner to sign the registration card with pen and ink in the space provided is a fine of ten dollars."
Registration and licensing not required
SECTION 2. Section 56-3-375 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding at the end:
"This section does not require a person to maintain registration and licensing for a vehicle that ceases to be operated, is in storage, or is inoperable. A person may subsequently register and license a vehicle that is in storage, is not being operated, or is inoperable upon payment of a five-dollar fee. However, the vehicle may be reregistered at the five-dollar fee only upon proof that the motor vehicle is insured and if the previous registration and licensing of the vehicle has not violated Sections 56-10-240 and 56-10-245."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 10th day of March, 1992.