Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4396Primary Sponsor: P. HarrisCommittee Number: 21Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Motorized vehicles, helmet requiredResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public WorksCompanion Bill Number: 937Computer Document Number: NO5/7514BDW.94Introduced Date: 19940111Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940111Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: P. Harris Carnell J. Harris Mattos J. WilderType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 4396 House 19940111 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to Committee 4396 House 19931215 Prefiled, referred to 21 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3660, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE HELMET REQUIREMENT FOR PERSONS OPERATING OR RIDING TWO-WHEELED MOTORIZED VEHICLES, SO AS TO DELETE THE AGE LIMITATION TO WHICH THE REQUIREMENT APPLIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-3660 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 56-5-3660. It shall be is unlawful for any a person under the age of twenty-one to operate or ride upon a two-wheeled motorized vehicle unless he wears a protective helmet of a type approved by the department. Such a The helmet must be equipped with either a neck or chin strap and be reflectorized on both sides thereof. The department is hereby authorized to may adopt and amend regulations covering the types of helmets and the their specifications therefor and to establish and maintain a list of approved helmets which meet the established specifications as established hereunder."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.