Current Status Bill Number:
3608Ratification Number: 155Act Number: 101Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950215Primary Sponsor: GovanAll Sponsors: Govan, Beatty, Moody-Lawrence and WhiteDrafted Document Number: bbm\9713jm.95Companion Bill Number: 811Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950524Date of Last Amendment: 19950518Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19950612Subject: Wrecked or salvaged vehicle
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950612 Act No. A101 ------ 19950612 Signed by Governor ------ 19950606 Ratified R155 House 19950524 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19950523 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19950518 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments Senate 19950517 Polled out of Committee: 15 ST Favorable with amendment Senate 19950505 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee House 19950504 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950504 Objection withdrawn by Representative Govan Scott Howard Moody- Lawrence White House 19950503 Amended, read second time House 19950426 Objection withdrawn by Representative Spearman D. Smith Haskins House 19950426 Objection withdrawn by Representative Robinson Rhoad House 19950419 Objection by Representative Haskins Davenport Riser House 19950419 Objection withdrawn by Representative Lanford Knotts R. Smith House 19950419 Objection by Representative Tucker D. Smith House 19950419 Objection withdrawn by Representative Wright House 19950412 Objection by Representative Elliott Robinson Lanford Rhoad Spearman Sharpe R. Smith Wright Govan Scott Howard Moody- Lawrence White Knotts House 19950412 Amended House 19950405 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19950412 House 19950404 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19950405 House 19950329 Committee report: Favorable with 26 HLCI amendment House 19950215 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A101, R155, H3608)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-19-485 SO AS TO PROVIDE, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT WHENEVER ANY MOTOR VEHICLE WHICH QUALIFIES AS "WRECKAGE" OR "SALVAGE" IS TRANSFERRED IN THIS STATE PURSUANT TO SECTION 56-19-480, WHETHER THE VEHICLE, IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE TRANSFER, WAS TITLED IN THIS STATE OR IN ANOTHER STATE, THE VEHICLE SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS "WRECKAGE" OR "SALVAGE", AS MAY BE APPLICABLE, TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO INFORM THE TRANSFEREE OF THE EXACT CONDITION OF THE VEHICLE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Designation of vehicles as "wreckage" or "salvage", etc.
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-19-485. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever any motor vehicle which qualifies as `wreckage' or `salvage' is transferred in this State pursuant to Section 56-19-480, whether the vehicle was, immediately before such transfer, titled in this State or in another state, the vehicle shall be designated as `wreckage' or `salvage', as may be applicable, to the extent necessary to inform the transferee of the exact condition of the vehicle. No wrecked or salvaged out-of-state vehicle or South Carolina-registered vehicle shall be registered under the laws of this State without such designation, and this designation must be applied to all subsequent transfers of the vehicle.
The provisions of this section apply to transfers of vehicles in all of the circumstances described in Section 56-19-480, whether the vehicle is `totaled', declared a total loss, `junked', or `salvaged'.
Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the owner of a vehicle whose total cost of repair, including all labor and parts, is estimated to be seventy-five percent or more of the fair market value of the vehicle must provide the department an affidavit from a person who reconstructs or rebuilds a vehicle indicating the cost of repair along with other data the department may prescribe to obtain a certificate of title. A certificate of title issued for a vehicle described in this paragraph must be annotated to indicate the motor vehicle is designated `wreckage' or `salvage' as applicable to the extent necessary to inform the transferee of the exact condition of the vehicle. A wrecked or salvaged out-of-state vehicle or South Carolina registered vehicle may not be registered in this State without this designation, and this designation must be applied to subsequent transfer of the vehicle."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect January 1, 1996.
Approved the 12th day of June, 1995.