Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4309Primary Sponsor: GovanCommittee Number: 26Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Motor vehicle insurance, surcharge eliminatedResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Labor, Commerce and IndustryComputer Document Number: DKA/3073JM.94Introduced Date: 19940111Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940111Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Govan RudnickType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 4309 House 19940111 Introduced, read first time, 26 referred to Committee 4309 House 19931201 Prefiled, referred to 26 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-73-765 SO AS TO ELIMINATE A SURCHARGE FOR AN INSURED IN CERTAIN INSTANCES FOR PURPOSES OF A MERIT RATING PLAN OR SYSTEM UNDER THE AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE LAWS OF THIS STATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 38-73-765. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an insured must not be assessed, for purposes of a merit rating plan or system under Section 38-73-760 or any other provision of law, a surcharge (including loss of the safe driver discount) for:
(1) his first violation under Section 56-1-720 involving four points or less than four points occurring in a three-year period; or
(2) his first motor vehicle accident involving property damage totaling more than seven hundred fifty dollars occurring in a three-year period."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.