Current Status Bill Number:
3273Ratification Number: 508Act Number: 422Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950117Primary Sponsor: TownsendAll Sponsors: TownsendDrafted Document Number: dka\3581cm.95Companion Bill Number: 24Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960530Date of Last Amendment: 19960530Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960618Subject: Purple Heart recipients, license plates
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960626 Act No. A422 ------ 19960618 Signed by Governor ------ 19960613 Ratified R508 House 19960530 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960530 House amendments amended, returned to House with amendment House 19960530 Senate amendments amended, returned to Senate with amendment Senate 19960523 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19960516 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19960321 Committee report: Favorable 15 ST Senate 19950501 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee House 19950427 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950426 Amended, read second time House 19950418 Committee report: Favorable with 30 HWM amendment House 19950117 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A422, R508, H3273)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-3-3310 AND 56-3-3320, BOTH AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR RECIPIENTS OF THE PURPLE HEART, SO AS TO REVISE THE BIENNIAL FEE FOR THE LICENSE PLATE AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PLATE MUST BE PERMANENT; BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-7610 SO AS TO PROVIDE SQUARE DANCE COMMEMORATIVE LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1820, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO NATIONAL GUARD LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO REVISE THE BIENNIAL FEE; AND BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-7100 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR SHRINERS LICENSE PLATES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Purple Heart license plate
SECTION 1. Section 56-3-3310 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Section 22JJ, Part II, Act 164 of 1993, and Section 1392, Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 56-3-3310. The department may issue a permanent special motor vehicle license plate to a recipient of the Purple Heart. The biennial fee for the special license plate is the same as the fee provided in Article 5, Chapter 3 of this Title, and only one plate may be issued to a person. The application for a special plate must include proof the applicant is a recipient of the Purple Heart."
Purple Heart license plate
SECTION 2. Section 56-3-3320 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Section 22KK, Part II, Act 164 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 56-3-3320. The special license plates must be of the same size as regular motor vehicle license plates, upon which must be imprinted on the left side of the plates the distinctive Purple Heart insignia with numbers and designs determined by the department."
Square Dance license plate
SECTION 3. Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 56-3-7610. The department may issue a special commemorative motor vehicle license plate commemorating the Square Dance as the state's official American Folk Dance. The biennial fee for the commemorative license plate is fifty dollars in addition to the regular motor vehicle fee prescribed by Article 5 of this chapter. This license plate must be the same size and general design of regular motor vehicle license plates."
National Guard license plate
SECTION 4. Section 56-3-1820 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 164 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 56-3-1820. The special license plates must be of the same size and general design of regular motor vehicle license plates upon which must be imprinted `National Guard' and the figure of the `Minute Man' with numbers the department may determine. Special license plates for retired members of the National Guard must denote the member's retired status in the location and manner determined by the department. The biennial fee for the special license plates is the regular motor vehicle registration fee prescribed by Article 5 of this chapter. The plates must be issued for biennial periods November first to October thirty-first."
Shriners license plate
SECTION 5. Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 56-3-7100. The department may issue special motor vehicle license plates to members of the Shriners for private motor vehicles registered in their names. The fee for the issuance of this special plate must be the regular motor vehicle registration fee set forth in Article 5, Chapter 3 of this title which must be deposited in the state general fund and the special fee required by Section 56-3-2020 which must be deposited with the Department of Revenue. Every five years the department shall assess the cost of production, administration, and issuance of this plate and provide this information to the General Assembly. Only one plate may be issued to a Shriner."
SECTION 6. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 18th day of June, 1996.