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3545Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010214Primary Sponsor: LittlejohnAll Sponsors: Littlejohn, Allison, Altman, Bales, Barfield, Battle, G. Brown, Coates, Coleman, Easterday, Emory, Fleming, Frye, Hamilton, Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, J. Hines, Keegan, Kelley, Kennedy, Kirsh, Klauber, Leach, McCraw, McGee, McLeod, Miller, J.M. Neal, Owens, Perry, Phillips, Rice, Riser, Rivers, Sheheen, Simrill, Sinclair, Stille, Talley, Thompson, Walker, Weeks, Whatley, Wilder and WitherspoonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22825cm01.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJDate of Last Amendment: 20010419Subject: Police Officer Safety Zone, restrictions imposed on motor vehicle traveling through; Law Enforcement, OfficersHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20010424 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 20010420 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20010419 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20010420 House 20010417 Committee report: Favorable with 21 HEPW amendment House 20010221 Referred to Committee 21 HEPW House 20010221 Recalled from Committee 25 HJ House 20010214 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 17, 2001 - Word format Revised on April 19, 2001 - Word format
April 19, 2001
Introduced by Reps. Littlejohn, Allison, Altman, Bales, Barfield, Battle, G. Brown, Coates, Coleman, Easterday, Emory, Fleming, Frye, Hamilton, Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, J. Hines, Keegan, Kelley, Kennedy, Kirsh, Klauber, Leach, McCraw, McGee, McLeod, Miller, J.M. Neal, Owens, Perry, Phillips, Rice, Riser, Rivers, Sheheen, Simrill, Sinclair, Stille, Talley, Thompson, Walker, Weeks, Whatley, Wilder and Witherspoon
S. Printed 4/19/01--H.
Read the first time February 14, 2001.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-2365 SO AS TO DEFINE "POLICE OFFICER SAFETY ZONE", TO PROVIDE FOR THE RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED UPON A MOTOR VEHICLE TRAVELING THROUGH A POLICE OFFICER SAFETY ZONE, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A PERSON WHO VIOLATES A PROVISION CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION.
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 56-5-2365. (A) As used in this section, 'Law Enforcement or Authorized Emergency Vehicle Safety Zone' means the area that immediately surrounds a law enforcement or an authorized emergency vehicle making use of an audible signal meeting the requirements of Section 56-5-4970 or visual signals meeting the requirements of Section 56-5-4700 parked along an interstate or four-lane highway.
(B) A motor vehicle traveling through a law enforcement or an authorized emergency vehicle safety zone must:
(1) not exceed the posted speed limit;
(2) yield the right-of-way to a law enforcement or an authorized emergency vehicle; and
(3) move to a lane away from the law enforcement or an authorized emergency vehicle safety zone, if possible.
(C) A driver of a motor vehicle who violates the provisions contained in subsection (B) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined one hundred dollars."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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