Current Status Bill Number:
846Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980114Primary Sponsor: WashingtonAll Sponsors: Washington, Leventis, Reese, Gregory, Hutto and ShortDrafted Document Number: res1504.mwResiding Body: SenateDate of Last Amendment: 19980218Subject: Motor vehicle accident reports, Public Safety not to keep records unless licensee convicted of traffic violation
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980218 Amended Senate 19980210 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19980205 Committee report: Favorable 15 ST Senate 19980114 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee Senate 19971117 Prefiled, referred to Committee 15 STView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
February 18, 1998
Introduced by Senators Washington, Leventis, Reese, Gregory, Hutto and Short
S. Printed 2/18/98--S.
Read the first time January 14, 1998.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-540 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FILES, RECORDS, AND INDEXES TO BE KEPT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE DEPARTMENT FROM MAINTAINING RECORDS OF ACCIDENTS AS A PART OF A LICENSEE'S DRIVING RECORD UNLESS THE LICENSEE IS CONVICTED OF A TRAFFIC VIOLATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCIDENT.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-1-540(2) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(2) The department shall:
(a) file all accident reports; and
(b) file abstracts of court records of convictions received by it under the laws of this State and, in connection therewith, maintain convenient records or make suitable notations in order that an individual record of each licensee showing the convictions of such the licensee and the traffic accidents in which he has been involved convicted of a traffic violation in connection with the accident shall be readily ascertainable and available for the consideration of the department upon application for renewal of license and at other suitable times."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.