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3485Ratification Number: 455Act Number: 349Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010206Primary Sponsor: PhillipsAll Sponsors: Phillips, Littlejohn, McCraw and WhipperDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22821cm01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020605Date of Last Amendment: 20020605Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020720Subject: Motor vehicle license plates, special issuance of provided to mayors and retired members of General Assembly; fee increased for transfer of certificate of title to support adult education and highway patrol programsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020731 Act No. A349 ------ 20020720 Signed by Governor ------ 20020606 Ratified R455 Senate 20020605 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 20020605 Senate amendments amended, returned to Senate with amendment House 20020530 Debate adjourned Senate 20020528 Read third time, returned to House with amendment ------ 20020528 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20020523 Amended, read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20020522 Recalled from Committee, 15 ST placed on the Calendar Senate 20010322 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee House 20010322 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20010321 Read second time ------ 20010315 Scrivener's error corrected House 20010314 Committee report: Favorable 21 HEPW House 20010206 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 14, 2001 - Word format Revised on March 15, 2001 - Word format Revised on May 22, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 23, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 28, 2002 - Word format Revised on June 5, 2002 - Word format
(A349, R455, H3485)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-19-420, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FEES THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY MAY CHARGE TO ISSUE OR TRANSFER A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, SO AS TO INCREASE THE FEE FROM FIVE DOLLARS TO TEN DOLLARS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE FEE; AND TO AMEND ARTICLE 22, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES TO MEMBERS OF MUNICIPAL COUNCILS, COUNTY COUNCILS, AND COUNTY CORONERS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FOR PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES OWNED BY THEM, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY ALSO ISSUE SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES TO MAYORS AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE RETIREMENT BENEFITS UNDER THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Certificates of title
SECTION 1. Section 56-19-420 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-19-420. (A) The department shall charge ten dollars for:
(1) the issuance of a certificate of title;
(2) the transfer of a certificate of title; or
(3) the issuance of a duplicate certificate of title.
(B) Five dollars of the fee contained in this section must be placed in a special earmarked account by the Comptroller General and must be distributed in the following manner:
(1) the first one million dollars must be allocated to the Department of Education and used to support adult education programs; and
(2) the remainder must be allocated to the Department of Public Safety and used to support highway patrol programs."
Special license plates
SECTION 2. Article 22, Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
Section 56-3-2150. The department may issue special motor vehicle license plates to members of municipal and county councils, county coroners, and mayors of this State for private passenger motor vehicles owned by them. The department also may issue special motor vehicle license plates to former members of the General Assembly who are eligible to receive retirement benefits under the General Assembly Retirement System for private passenger motor vehicles owned by them. The biennial fee for these special license plates is the same as the fee provided in Section 56-3-2020, and only one plate may be issued to a councilman, coroner, mayor, or member of the General Assembly who is receiving retirement benefits. The plate must be issued or revalidated biennially for the regular registration and licensing period.
Section 56-3-2160. The special plates must be of the same size as regular motor vehicle license plates, but must be of a distinctive design and bear those letters and numerals the department prescribes. The plates must be issued or revalidated biennially for the regular registration and licensing period."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 6th day of June, 2002.
Approved the 20th day of July, 2002.
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