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597Ratification Number: 214Act Number: 194Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20010418Primary Sponsor: WilsonAll Sponsors: Wilson, Grooms and BrantonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22005cm01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020312Date of Last Amendment: 20020307Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020327Subject: Motor vehicle license plates, issuance of special to nonprofit organizations certified under 501(C)(8) of Internal Revenue Code; fees used to defray cost of producingHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020424 Act No. A194 ------ 20020327 Signed by Governor ------ 20020321 Ratified R214 Senate 20020312 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 20020308 Read third time, returned with amendment House 20020307 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20020308 House 20020305 Committee report: Favorable with 21 HEPW amendment House 20020124 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Senate 20020123 Amended, read third time, sent to House ------ 20010510 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20010509 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20010508 Polled out of Committee: Favorable 15 ST Senate 20010418 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on May 8, 2001 - Word format Revised on May 10, 2001 - Word format Revised on January 23, 2002 - Word format Revised on March 5, 2002 - Word format Revised on March 7, 2002 - Word format
(A194, R214, S597)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-8000, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PRIVATE-PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES OR LIGHT PICKUPS HAVING AN EMPTY WEIGHT OF SEVEN THOUSAND POUNDS OR LESS MAY OBTAIN A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND AN ORGANIZATION WHICH HAS OBTAINED CERTIFICATION UNDER SECTION 501(C)(8) OF THE FEDERAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE MAY OBTAIN A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-8100, RELATING TO GUIDELINES FOR THE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT OF THE FEES COLLECTED FOR A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE, THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL SHALL PLACE SUFFICIENT FUNDS INTO A RESTRICTED ACCOUNT TO BE USED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSES OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION IN PRODUCING THE SPECIAL PLATES.
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 last amended by Act 286 of 2000, is further 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 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 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), 501(C)(7), or 501(C)(8) 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."
Production and distribution guidelines
SECTION 2. Section 56-3-8100 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 63 of 1999, is amended by adding at the end:
"(D) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the fees collected for the special license plate, the Comptroller General shall place sufficient funds into a special restricted account to be used by the Department of Public Safety to defray the expenses of the Motor Vehicle Division in producing and administering the special plate."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 21st day of March, 2002.
Approved the 27th day of March, 2002.
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