Current Status Bill Number:
3300Ratification Number: 532Act Number: 430Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970128Primary Sponsor: BreelandAll Sponsors: Breeland, Cave, Inabinett, Mack, J. Hines, Govan, M. Hines, J. Brown, Lloyd, Pinckney and ByrdDrafted Document Number: dka\3997cm.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980616Date of Last Amendment: 19980616Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19980623Subject: Motor vehicle drivers licenses, special restricted; age when may obtain revised; regular license provisions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19980707 Act No. A430 ------ 19980623 Signed by Governor ------ 19980617 Ratified R532 House 19980616 Ordered enrolled for ratification House 19980616 Free Conference Committee Report 99 HFCC adopted Senate 19980616 Free Conference Committee Report 89 SFCC adopted House 19980616 Free Conference Powers granted, 99 HFCC Stoddard appointed Reps. to Committee of Leach Free Conference Woodrum Senate 19980616 Free Conference Powers granted, 89 SFCC Patterson appointed Senators to Committee Hutto of Free Conference Ravenel House 19980218 Conference powers granted, 98 HCC Stoddard appointed Reps. to Committee of Leach Conference Woodrum Senate 19980218 Conference powers granted, 88 SCC Patterson appointed Senators to Committee Hutto of Conference Revenel Senate 19980218 Insists upon amendment House 19980212 Non-concurrence in Senate amendment Senate 19980211 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19980210 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Wednesday, 19980211 Senate 19980210 Committee amendment amended and adopted Senate 19980205 Debate interrupted by adjournment Senate 19970521 Made Special Order Senate 19970508 Committee report: Favorable with 15 ST amendment Senate 19970429 Recommitted to Committee 15 ST Senate 19970429 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19970424 Polled out of Committee: 15 ST Favorable Senate 19970408 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee House 19970403 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970402 Amended, read second time House 19970402 Request for debate withdrawn by Representative Simrill Young- Brickell Robinson House 19970401 Request for debate by Representative Young- Brickell House 19970401 Request for debate by Representative Kirsh McLeod Robinson Simrill House 19970326 Committee report: Favorable with 21 HEPW amendment House 19970128 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A430, R532, H3300)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 258 OF 1998, RELATING GENERALLY TO THE ISSUANCE, SUSPENSION, REVOCATION, AND RENEWAL OF A BEGINNER'S PERMIT, SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE, PROVISIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND REGULAR DRIVER'S LICENSE, THE EFFECT OF CERTAIN CONVICTIONS ON A PERSON'S DRIVING RECORD, ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES FOR COMPLETING A DRIVER TRAINING COURSE, EXCEPTIONS FROM THE DRIVER'S LICENSING REQUIREMENT, THE TESTING OF THE BAC DATAMASTER, THE ISSUANCE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER CERTIFICATES, AND THE OPERATION OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO IS A HOLDER OF A SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE MAY OBTAIN A REGULAR DRIVER'S LICENSE BEFORE THE AGE OF SEVENTEEN UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 56-1-141, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A QUALIFIED SCHOOL DRIVER'S EDUCATION PROGRAM AS EQUIVALENT TO MEETING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY'S STANDARDS TO OBTAIN A PERMIT OR DRIVER'S LICENSE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Restricted driver's license
SECTION 1. Section 24 of Act 258 of 1998 is amended to read:
SECTION 24. Sections 1, 2, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 24 take effect upon approval by the Governor unless otherwise provided. The provision in Section 13 that enhances the suspension period from two years to four years for a third conviction within five years of a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, drugs, or narcotics shall not apply unless the first, second, and third offense convictions occurred after the effective date of this act. Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, which apply to a person applying for a beginner's permit, provisional or restricted driver's license, or regular motor vehicle driver's license, take effect on July 1, 1998. A person who, on July 1, 1998, is a holder of a valid special restricted license is entitled to retain that license and is exempt from the provisional license requirements. Additionally, a person who is a holder of a valid restricted driver's license on July 1, 1998, may obtain a regular driver's license as contained in Section 56-1-130 before the age of seventeen if, after one year from the date of issuance of the special restricted driver's license, the driver has not been convicted of a point-assessable traffic offense posted to his driver's record during that period. The purpose of this section is to grandfather persons who hold a valid special restricted license on July 1, 1998. No provision in this section must be construed to prevent loss of the holder's licensing privileges for traffic violations or other acts which would otherwise affect his driving privilege. Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23 become effective on October 1, 1997.
SECTION 2. Section 56-1-141 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 23rd day of June, 1998.