Current Status Bill Number:
3198Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: RichardsonAll Sponsors: RichardsonDrafted Document Number: JIC\5125HTC.95Residing Body: HouseDate of Last Amendment: 19960522Subject: Handicapped parking signs
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960528 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19960522 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments Senate 19960522 Recalled from Committee 15 ST Senate 19950525 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee House 19950525 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950524 Amended, read second time House 19950523 Committee report: Favorable with 21 HEPW amendment House 19950110 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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May 22, 1996
S. Printed 5/22/96--S.
Read the first time May 25, 1995.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1975, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION OF HANDICAPPED PARKING PLACES, SO AS TO REQUIRE HANDICAPPED PARKING SIGNS ERECTED AFTER JUNE 30, 1995, TO INCLUDE THE PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL USE.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-3-1975 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-3-1975. Each handicapped parking place must be clearly identified as a handicapped parking place. If the handicapped parking place is on public property, the marker must be maintained by the political subdivision having jurisdiction over the public property or the street or highway where the handicapped parking place is located. If the handicapped parking place is on private property, the marker must be maintained by the owner of the property.
A post or wall-mounted placard identifying sign erected after January 1, 1997, must include the fine for unlawful use of a handicapped parking place. The sign must read `Reserved Parking', must be followed by display of the handicapped symbol, and must be followed by the phrase `$200.00 fine'. If a local government's fine exceeds two hundred dollars, then that amount must be placed on the identification sign. Omission of the fine on an identifying sign is not a defense to a prosecution for unlawful use of a handicapped parking place."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect June 30, 1996.