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4680Ratification Number: 278Act Number: 237Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020207Primary Sponsor: TalleyAll Sponsors: Talley and LourieDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22249cm02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020424Date of Last Amendment: 20020410Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020501Subject: Technology Alliance special license plates issuedHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020514 Act No. A237 ------ 20020501 Signed by Governor ------ 20020425 Ratified R278 House 20020424 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 20020411 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 20020410 Amended, read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20020409 Committee report: Favorable with 15 ST amendment Senate 20020312 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee House 20020308 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020307 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20020308 House 20020305 Committee report: Favorable with 21 HEPW amendment House 20020207 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 5, 2002 - Word format Revised on March 7, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 9, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 10, 2002 - Word format
(A237, R278, H4680)
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING ARTICLE 91 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY SHALL ISSUE SOUTH CAROLINA TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF FEES COLLECTED FOR THIS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
South Carolina Technology Alliance special license plates
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 56-3-9100. (A) The department may issue 'South Carolina Technology Alliance' special motor vehicle license plates to owners of private passenger-carrying motor vehicles or light pickups having an empty weight of seven 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 an emblem, seal, logo, or other symbol that represents the South Carolina Technology Alliance and technology. The South Carolina Technology Alliance must submit to the department for approval the emblem, seal, logo, or other symbol it desires to be used for this special license plate. The South Carolina Technology Alliance may request a change in the emblem, seal, logo, or other symbol not more than once every five years. The special license plate must be issued or revalidated for a biennial period which expires twenty-four months from the month it is issued. The fee for this special license plate is the regular motor vehicle license fee contained in Article 5, Chapter 3 of this title and a special motor vehicle license fee of one hundred dollars.
(B) The remaining funds collected from the special motor vehicle license fee must be distributed to the South Carolina Technology Alliance for the continued development of high technology programs across the State and to provide resources for South Carolina Technology Entrepreneurs. The remaining funds must be administered by the South Carolina Technology Alliance, used only for efforts to develop and manage technology entrepreneur programs for South Carolina entrepreneurial high technology businesses, and deposited in an appropriate nonprofit account designated by the South Carolina Technology Alliance.
(C) The department shall reserve the initial fifty license plates in this series for use by the South Carolina Technology Alliance.
(D) Before the department produces and distributes a plate authorized under this section, it must receive:
(1) four hundred or more prepaid applications for the special license plate or a deposit of four thousand dollars from the individual or organization seeking issuance of the license plate. If a deposit of four thousand dollars is made by an individual or organization pursuant to this section, the department must refund the four thousand dollars once an equivalent amount of license plate fees is collected for that organization's license plate. If the equivalent amount is not collected within four years of the first issuance of the respective license plate, the department must retain the deposit; and
(2) a plan to market the sale of the special license plate which must be approved by the department.
(E) If the department receives less than three hundred biennial applications and renewals for a particular special license plate authorized under this section, it shall not produce additional special license plates in that series. The department shall continue to issue special license plates of that series until the existing inventory is exhausted."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 25th day of April, 2002.
Approved the 1st day of May, 2002.
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