Current Status Bill Number:
3302Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970128Primary Sponsor: StilleAll Sponsors: Stille, Neilson, Klauber, Townsend, Govan, Robinson, Rodgers, Easterday, Young, Simrill, Riser, Harvin, Wilkes, Leach and HamiltonDrafted Document Number: bbm\9066cm.97Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWSubject: Motor vehicle registration cards, proof of insurance to be carried by driver and shown to law enforcement officer
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970128 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1250, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CONTENTS, POSSESSION, AND DISPLAY OF REGISTRATION CARDS AND CERTAIN PENALTY PROVISIONS, SO AS TO REQUIRE PROOF OF INSURANCE TO BE CARRIED BY A DRIVER AND DISPLAYED BY THE DRIVER WHEN A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER REQUESTS IT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-3-1250 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 278 of 1992, is further amended to read:
"Section 56-3-1250. (A) The department, upon registering and licensing a vehicle, shall issue to the owner of the vehicle a registration card containing upon the face of the card the date issued, the name and address of the owner, including the county in which the owner resides, the registration and license number assigned to the vehicle, and that any other description of the vehicle as may be determined by the department. The registration card must be delivered to the owner, and the owner, upon receipt of it, who shall write his signature on it sign his name with pen and ink in the space provided. Every The registration card and proof of insurance that covers the period the vehicle is being operated must at all times must be carried by the person driving or in control of the vehicle, who shall display it both upon demand of a police officer or any other another person authorized by law to examine registration cards.
(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 56-3-2520 or any other provisions of law, the penalty for the failure of the owner to sign the registration card with pen and ink in the space provided is a fine of ten dollars."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.