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131Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990112Primary Sponsor: PassailaigueAll Sponsors: Passailaigue, Russell, Hutto, ReeseDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\elp\001truc.dmb.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWSubject: Truck or trailer, open bed of pickup; persons under fifteen not to stand or sit in; Motor Vehicles, MinorsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000215 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Senate 20000210 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20000209 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20000203 Committee report: Favorable 15 ST Senate 19990112 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee Senate 19981118 Prefiled, referred to Committee 15 ST Versions of This Bill Revised on February 3, 2000 - Word format
February 3, 2000
S. Printed 2/3/00--S.
Read the first time January 12, 1999.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 131), to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 56-5-3905 so as to prohibit persons under fifteen years of age from standing or sitting in the open bed of a pickup truck, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
JOHN C. LAND, III, for Committee.
EXPLANATION OF IMPACT:
There would no impact on the General Fund of the State nor on federal and/or other funds.
Upon conviction the operator of the vehicle must be fined up to $25, therefore, pursuant to Section 2-7-71 of the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws the Board of Economic Advisors is the appropriate agency to address any revenue impact of this legislation.
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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-3905 SO AS TO PROHIBIT PERSONS UNDER FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE FROM STANDING OR SITTING IN THE OPEN BED OF A PICKUP TRUCK OR TRAILER UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-5-3905. (A) It is unlawful for a person under fifteen years of age to stand or sit in the open bed of a pickup truck or trailer while it is traveling in excess of twenty-five miles an hour on a public road or highway.
(B) Subsection (A) does not apply when the vehicle is being:
(1) used for hunting;
(2) operated in an agricultural enterprise; or
(3) operated in an organized hay ride or parade.
(C) The operator of a motor vehicle who permits a person under fifteen years of age to ride in the open bed of a pickup truck or trailer in violation of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than twenty-five dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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