Current Status Bill Number:
4975Ratification Number: 526Act Number: 392Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980408Primary Sponsor: YoungAll Sponsors: Young and AskinsDrafted Document Number: bbm\9819ac.98Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980604Date of Last Amendment: 19980604Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19980615Subject: Fire trucks, apparatus; restrictions when in emergency; Fire, Motor Vehicles, License plates, College, Universities
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19980624 Act No. A392 ------ 19980615 Signed by Governor ------ 19980610 Ratified R526 Senate 19980604 Ordered enrolled for ratification Senate 19980604 Conference Committee Report adopted 88 SCC House 19980604 Conference Committee Report adopted 98 HCC Senate 19980604 Conference powers granted, 88 SCC Moore appointed Senators to Committee Martin of Conference Anderson House 19980603 Conference powers granted, 98 HCC Bailey appointed Reps. to Committee of Askins Conference Seithel House 19980603 Insists upon amendment Senate 19980603 Non-concurrence in House amendment House 19980603 Senate amendments amended, returned to Senate with amendment Senate 19980527 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19980527 Amended Senate 19980526 Amended, read second time Senate 19980526 Committee amendment adopted Senate 19980513 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 19980430 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19980429 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19980428 Amended, read second time House 19980422 Committee report: Favorable with 26 HLCI amendment House 19980408 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A392, R526, H4975)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 4-23-880, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PARKING WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET OF A PLACE WHERE FIRE APPARATUS IS STOPPED, SO AS TO ALSO RESTRICT PARKING WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET OF AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE AND APPLY THESE RESTRICTIONS WHEN A VEHICLE IS RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY RATHER THAN ONLY TO A FIRE ALARM; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1960, RELATING TO PROHIBITING FOLLOWING A FIRE APPARATUS CLOSER THAN FIVE HUNDRED FEET, SO AS TO APPLY THIS PROHIBITION WHEN THE FIRE APPARATUS IS RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY RATHER THAN ONLY TO A FIRE ALARM; TO ADD SECTION 56-3-3725 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION OF A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY FOR ISSUANCE OF A LICENSE PLATE CONTAINING A REFERENCE TO OR USING A SYMBOL OR LOGO OF THE INSTITUTION; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 5-25-30 RESTRICTING THE NUMBER OF HOURS A FIREMAN MAY WORK IN CITIES OF TEN THOUSAND OR MORE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Prohibiting parking within five hundred feet of a fire apparatus or emergency vehicle
SECTION 1. Section 4-23-880 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
Section 4-23-880. It is unlawful in the fire district to park within five hundred feet of a place where fire apparatus or an emergency vehicle is stopped in answer to an emergency and no person shall cause any highway, road, either public or private, in the area of fire apparatus or emergency vehicles to be blocked by his vehicle in such a manner that fire apparatus or emergency vehicles will be hindered from reaching the scene of the emergency. It is also unlawful to drive a vehicle over any unprotected hose of a fire department without the consent of the fire department official in command on any street, road, or private driveway when the hose is being used for fire fighting. A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than ten dollars or more than one hundred dollars.
Prohibiting following a fire apparatus closer than five hundred feet
SECTION 2. Section 56-5-1960 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-5-1960. The driver of any vehicle other than one on official business shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to an emergency closer than five hundred feet or stop such vehicle within five hundred feet of any fire apparatus stopped in answer to an emergency."
Institutions authorization required to use reference to or symbol of institution on license plate
SECTION 3. Article 37, Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-3-3725. License plates issued pursuant to this article shall not contain a reference to a private or public college or university in this State or use symbols, designs, or logos of these institutions without the institution's written authorization."
SECTION 4. Section 5-25-30 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION 5. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 15th day of June, 1998.