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3703Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010314Primary Sponsor: TownsendAll Sponsors: Townsend, Cotty, Webb, A. Young, Allison, Riser, Stille, Stuart, Keegan, Kennedy, Gilham, Martin, Littlejohn, Limehouse, Taylor, Coates, Kelley, Knotts, McGee, Ott, Rivers, Sinclair, Snow, Walker, Whatley and WilderDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22778cm01.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Transportation Committee 15 STDate of Last Amendment: 20010524Subject: Motor vehicle license plates, new; Public Safety Department to issue every six years, registration or reregistration feeHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20010529 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee House 20010525 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20010524 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20010525 House 20010516 Objection withdrawn by Representative Simrill House 20010425 Request for debate by Representative Townsend Martin A. Young Gilham Stuart Weeks Moody- Lawrence Vaughn House 20010425 Objection by Representative Simrill Koon Knotts House 20010425 Objection withdrawn by Representative Simrill Koon Davenport Phillips Loftis House 20010419 Objection by Representative Simrill Loftis Kirsh Davenport Koon Phillips House 20010417 Committee report: Favorable with 21 HEPW amendment House 20010314 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 17, 2001 - Word format Revised on May 24, 2001 - Word format
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May 24, 2001
Introduced by Reps. Townsend, Cotty, Webb, A. Young, Allison, Riser, Stille, Stuart, Keegan, Kennedy, Gilham, Martin, Littlejohn, Limehouse, Taylor, Coates, Kelley, Knotts, McGee, Ott, Rivers, Sinclair, Snow, Walker, Whatley and Wilder
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Read the first time March 14, 2001.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1230, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PRODUCTION AND ISSUANCE OF LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO ISSUE NEW LICENSE PLATES AT LEAST EVERY SIX YEARS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MUST COLLECT A ONE DOLLAR FEE WHEN A VEHICLE IS REGISTERED OR REREGISTERED TO OFFSET THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRODUCTION OF NEW LICENSE PLATES.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-3-1230(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 497 of 1994, is further amended to read:
"(A) License plates must be at least six inches wide and not less than twelve inches in length and must show in bold characters the year of registration, the serial number, the full name or the abbreviation of the name of the State, and other distinctive markings the department may consider advisable to indicate the class of the weight of the vehicle for which the license plate was issued. The plate must be of a strength and quality to provide a minimum service of five years. A new license plate including personalized and special plates must be provided by the department at intervals the department considers appropriate, but at least every six years. Beginning with the vehicle registration and license fees required by this title which are collected after July 1, 2002, two dollars of each biennial fee and one dollar of each annual fee collected from the vehicle owner must be placed by the Comptroller General in a special restricted account to be used solely by the Department of Public Safety for the costs associated with the production and issuance of new license plates. The department is not authorized to use this set aside money for any other purpose. License plates issued for vehicles in excess of twenty-six thousand pounds must be issued biennially, and no revalidation sticker may be issued for the plates. License plates issued as permanent may be revalidated and replaced at intervals determined by the department."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. The set aside of two dollars of each biennial fee and one dollar of each annual fee and its placement into a special restricted account must begin with collections on and after July 1, 2002.
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