Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3374Ratification Number: 469Act Number: 409Primary Sponsor: HarrisonType of Legislation: GBSubject: Highway work zoneDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940511Computer Document Number: DKA/4194AL.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940525Introduced Date: 19930203Date of Last Amendment: 19940406Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940525Last History Type: Act No. 409Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Harrison Fulmer Kelley PhillipsType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3374 ------ 19940525 Act No. 409 3374 ------ 19940525 Signed by Governor 3374 ------ 19940519 Ratified R 469 3374 House 19940511 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 3374 House 19940511 Reconsidered vote whereby continued 3374 House 19940510 Continued the Bill 3374 Senate 19940412 Read third time, returned to House with amendment 3374 Senate 19940406 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments 3374 Senate 19940303 Committee Report: Favorable 15 with amendment 3374 Senate 19930421 Introduced, read first time, 15 referred to Committee 3374 House 19930420 Read third time, sent to Senate 3374 House 19930415 Read second time 3374 House 19930414 Amended, debate interrupted 3374 House 19930407 Committee Report: Favorable 21 3374 House 19930203 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A409, R469, H3374)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-1535 SO AS TO PROHIBIT SPEEDING IN HIGHWAY WORK ZONES, PROVIDE PENALTIES, DEFINE TERMS, AND PROVIDE FOR APPLICATION OF THE SECTION AND POSTING OF SIGNS; AND SECTION 56-5-1895 SO AS TO PROHIBIT PASSING IN HIGHWAY WORK ZONES AND PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Speeding prohibited in highway work zones; penalties; terms; application; signs
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-5-1535. (A) It is unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle in a highway work zone at a speed in excess of the speed limit set and posted by signs. A person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than seventy-five nor more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.
(B) A `highway work zone' is the area between the first sign that informs motorists of the existence of the work zone on the highway and the last sign that informs motorists of the end of the work zone.
(C) The penalty imposed by this section applies only:
(1) if a sign is posted at the beginning of the active work zone that states `HIGHWAY WORK ZONE - NO SPEEDING - TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR FINE AND THIRTY DAYS IMPRISONMENT';
(2) to the area between the posted sign and the `END CONSTRUCTION' sign. Signs may be posted at the discretion of the Department of Transportation in the highway work zones designed to comply with work zone traffic control standards contained in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices published by the Federal Highway Administration."
Passing prohibited in highway work zones; penalties
SECTION 2. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-5-1895. No vehicle may be driven so as to overtake and pass another vehicle in a highway work zone where road maintenance or construction work is underway and passing would be hazardous to the highway worker. A person who violates the provisions of this section must be punished as provided in Section 56-5-6190."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 25th day of May, 1994.