Current Status Bill Number:
131Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: MitchellAll Sponsors: Mitchell, Leventis, O'Dell, WashingtonDrafted Document Number: RES9469.TWMResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Transportation Committee 15 STSubject: Drivers license suspension, certified mail
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19950110 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee Senate 19941003 Prefiled, referred to Committee 15 STView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-360, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NOTICE REQUIRED TO BE SENT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO A PERSON WHEN IT CONCERNS THAT PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE NOTICE BE SENT BY CERTIFIED MAIL, RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED, AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT IT IS PRESUMPTIVE PROOF THAT THE REQUIREMENTS AS TO NOTICE OF SUSPENSION HAVE BEEN MET IF THE NOTICE HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED BY THE ADDRESSEE WHEN A CERTIFICATE BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION HAS BEEN SENT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-1-360 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"When notice is required concerning a person's driver's license the notice must be given by the Department of Public Safety by depositing the notice in the United States mail, certified mail, return receipt requested, with postage prepaid addressed to the person at the address contained in the driver's license records of the department. The giving of notice by mail is complete ten days after the deposit of the notice. A certificate by the deputy director of the motor vehicle records division of the Department of Public Safety that the notice has been sent as required in this section is presumptive proof that the requirements as to notice of suspension have been met even if the notice has not been received by the addressee."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.