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4340Ratification Number: 315Act Number: 286Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000111Primary Sponsor: BreelandAll Sponsors: Breeland, WhipperDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22437cm00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000509Date of Last Amendment: 20000504Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000519Subject: Motor vehicle license plate, charitable or nonprofit organization; recreation or social club; Law Enforcement, permanentHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20000606 Act No. A286 ------ 20000519 Signed by Governor ------ 20000516 Ratified R315 House 20000509 Ordered enrolled for ratification Senate 20000504 Free Conference Committee Report 89 SFCC adopted Senate 20000504 Free Conference Powers granted, 89 SFCC Land appointed Senators to Committee Wilson of Free Conference Anderson House 20000503 Free Conference Committee Report 99 HFCC adopted House 20000503 Free Conference Powers granted, 99 HFCC Townsend appointed Reps. to Committee of Miller Free Conference Stuart House 20000419 Conference powers granted, 98 HCC Townsend appointed Reps. to Committee of Miller Conference Stuart Senate 20000419 Conference powers granted, 88 SCC Land appointed Senators to Committee Wilson of Conference Anderson Senate 20000419 Insists upon amendment House 20000329 Non-concurrence in Senate amendment ------ 20000324 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000322 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 20000321 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20000316 Committee report: Favorable 15 ST Senate 20000203 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee House 20000203 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20000202 Read second time House 20000127 Committee report: Favorable 21 HEPW House 20000111 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee House 19991208 Prefiled, referred to Committee 21 HEPW Versions of This Bill Revised on January 27, 2000 - Word format Revised on March 16, 2000 - Word format Revised on March 22, 2000 - Word format Revised on March 24, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 4, 2000 - Word format
(A286, R315, H4340)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-8000, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THESE LICENSE PLATES MAY ALSO BE ISSUED TO SOCIAL AND RECREATION CLUBS THAT HAVE OBTAINED CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 501(C)(7) OF THE FEDERAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-780, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF PERMANENT LICENSE PLATES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OPERATED BY THE STATE, ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, AND THE CIVIL AIR PATROL, AND THE TRANSFERABILITY OF THESE LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY ISSUE A PERMANENT LICENSE PLATE TO VEHICLES USED BY STATE OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FOR A FEE OF TWO DOLLARS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY ISSUE A DECAL TO DESIGNATE THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY ISSUED THE DECAL AND CHARGE A FEE TO COVER THE COST OF THE DECAL.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Nonprofit organization special license plates
SECTION 1. Section 56-3-8000(A) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 63 of 1999, is amended to read:
"(A) The department may issue special motor vehicle license plates to owners of private passenger-carrying motor vehicles or light pickups having an empty weight of six thousand pounds or less and a gross weight of nine thousand pounds or less registered in their names which may have imprinted on the plate the emblem, a seal, or other symbol the department considers appropriate of an organization which has obtained certification pursuant to either Section 501(C)(3) or 501(C)(7) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code. The fee for this special license plate is the fee contained in Section 56-3-2020.
The special license plate must be issued or revalidated for a biennial period which expires twenty-four months from the month it is issued."
State and local law enforcement, vehicle permanent license plates
SECTION 2. Section 56-3-780 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 459 of 1996, is further amended to read:
"Section 56-3-780. (A) Permanent license plates must be issued by the department for all motor vehicles operated by the State or its political subdivisions. The license fee, including registration, is two dollars. Permanent plates must bear the words 'South Carolina', the number, and a prefix 'SG', 'RG', 'CG', or 'MG' to designate respectively state government, regional government, county government, or municipal government. The department may issue a permanent license plate to vehicles used by state or local law enforcement agencies. The fee for the permanent plate is two dollars. A decal may be issued to designate the law enforcement agency. The department may charge a reasonable fee to cover the cost of the decal.
(B) All other vehicles operated by the State or its subdivisions and the Civil Air Patrol must be registered and licensed for a biennial fee of two dollars and must be issued plates in accordance with Section 56-3-1710.
(C) Registration and licenses issued under this section are not transferable except to another agency or department of government."
SECTION 3. Section 1 of this act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and Section 2 takes effect on January 1, 2001.
Ratified the 16th day of May, 2000.
Approved the 19th day of May, 2000.
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