Current Status Bill Number:
3653Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950222Primary Sponsor: Cato,All Sponsors: Cato, H. Brown, G. Brown, Neilson, Bailey, A. Young, Knotts, Meacham, Davenport, Simrill, Shissias, Cooper, Wright, Jennings, Spearman, Marchbanks and HarrisonDrafted Document Number: pfm\7162bdw.95Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Banking and Insurance Committee 02 SBIDate of Last Amendment: 19960111Subject: Motor vehicle liability policy
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960123 Introduced, read first time, 02 SBI referred to Committee House 19960118 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960111 Amended, read second time House 19950525 Objection by Representative McMahand Anderson Breeland House 19950525 Objection withdrawn by Representative Fleming Phillips House 19950524 Objection by Representative Fleming Inabinett Mason Phillips House 19950524 Objection by Representative Walker House 19950518 Committee report: Favorable with 26 HLCI amendment House 19950222 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
January 11, 1996
Introduced by REPS. Cato, H. Brown, G. Brown, Neilson, Bailey, A. Young, Knotts, Meacham, Davenport, Simrill, Shissias, Cooper, Wright, Jennings, Spearman, Marchbanks and Harrison
S. Printed 1/11/96--H.
Read the first time February 22, 1995.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-9-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS PERTAINING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY POLICY".
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-9-20(7)(d) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(d) Additional coverage permitted. Any A policy which grants the coverage required for a motor vehicle liability policy may also may grant any lawful coverage in excess of or in addition to the coverage specified for a motor vehicle liability policy and the excess or additional coverage shall is not be subject to the provisions of this chapter. With respect to a policy which grants this excess or additional coverage, the term `motor vehicle liability policy' shall apply applies only to that part of the coverage which is required by this article. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, when a liability or collision claim arises from the operation of a motor vehicle rented under a written rental agreement under which the renter agrees to provide coverage for damage resulting from the operation of the vehicle, the motor vehicle insurance coverage of the renter is primary, and no claim may be made against the coverage available for the rental vehicle by the rental vehicle company until the limits of the motor vehicle insurance coverage provided by the renter for the vehicle are exhausted. Every written rental agreement must include on its face a clause outlining the acceptance of `primary liability coverage'. This clause must be separately signed and dated by the renter. In the event a renter has varying coverages on owned vehicles for physical damage coverage, the rental contract shall assume the broadest coverage available on any owned vehicle."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect the first day of the second month following approval by the Governor.