Current Status Bill Number:
508Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950214Primary Sponsor: GregoryAll Sponsors: GregoryDrafted Document Number: DKA\3687CM.95Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Transportation Committee 15 STSubject: Trucks, open-bed
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19950214 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-3905 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM BEING TRANSPORTED IN THE OPEN BED OR CARGO AREA OF A PICKUP TRUCK OR TRAILER UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-5-3905. (A) It is unlawful for a person to be transported in the open bed or open cargo area of a pickup truck or trailer that is traveling in excess of twenty-five miles an hour on a public road or highway. An open bed or open cargo area is a bed or cargo area without permanent overhead restraining construction.
(B) Subsection (A) does not apply when the vehicle is being operated in an organized hay ride or parade pursuant to a valid permit.
(C) A person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined twenty-five dollars.
(D) No driver's license points or insurance surcharge may be assessed for a violation of this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.