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1159Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000216Primary Sponsor: MatthewsAll Sponsors: Matthews, Holland, Passailaigue, Courtney, Patterson, Ford, Elliott, McGill, McConnell, Courson, Wilson and RussellDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\skb\18121som00.docResiding Body: SenateDate of Last Amendment: 20000328Subject: Trade practices, unfair; acceptance of payment for insurance referral from service provider; Consumer AffairsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20000328 Amended, read second time, notice of general amendments ------ 20000327 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000323 Committee report: Favorable with 02 SBI amendment Senate 20000216 Introduced, read first time, 02 SBI referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 23, 2000 - Word format Revised on March 27, 2000 - Word format Revised on March 28, 2000 - Word format
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March 28, 2000
Introduced by Senators Matthews, Holland, Passailaigue, Courtney, Patterson, Ford, Elliott, McGill, McConnell, Courson, Wilson and Russell
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Read the first time February 16, 2000.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 39-5-170 SO AS TO DEFINE UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES AND MAKE UNLAWFUL CERTAIN CONDUCT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE BODY REPAIR OR MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 39-5-170. It is declared an unfair trade practice and unlawful for any person who is engaged in the motor vehicle body or other motor vehicle repair business (a) to offer or make any payment to any third person for such third person's referral of an insurance claimant to the motor vehicle body or other motor vehicle repair business for motor vehicle repairs; or (b) to waive, rebate, give or pay all or part of an insurance claimant's casualty or property insurance deductible as consideration for selecting the motor vehicle body or other motor vehicle repair business."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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