Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 934Committee Number: 15Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Motor vehicles, restriction on emissionsResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: TransportationComputer Document Number: NO5/7518.BDIntroduced Date: Apr 25, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Apr 25, 1991Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 934 Senate Apr 25, 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 56-5-5025 SO AS TO RESTRICT EMISSIONS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES AND PROVIDE A PENALTY AND FORFEITURE FOR VIOLATIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-5-5025. (A) A gasoline-powered motor vehicle registered and operated in this State may not emit visible air contaminants for longer than five consecutive seconds. A diesel-powered motor vehicle registered and operated in this State may not emit for longer than five consecutive seconds visible air contaminants equal to or darker than the shade or density designated as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart or equal to or darker than a shade or density of twenty percent opacity.
(B) A person charged with a violation of this section is allowed thirty days within which to make the necessary repairs or modification to bring the motor vehicle into conformity with the standards of this section and to have the motor vehicle inspected and approved by the agency issuing the notice of violation. A person who, within thirty days of receipt of a notice of violation and before inspection and approval by the agency issuing the notice, receives additional notice or notices of violation may exhibit a certificate of inspection and approval from the agency issuing the first notice in lieu of inspection and approval by the agencies issuing the subsequent notices.
(C) A person who violates this section, upon conviction, must be punished as provided in Section 56-5-5030. A motor vehicle possessed or operated by a person in violation of this section is forfeited pursuant to Section 56-5-5030."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.