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April 26, 2001
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Read the first time April 25, 2001.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-70 SO AS TO SUSPEND DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED BY THE GOVERNOR AND FOR THIRTY DAYS THEREAFTER THE REGISTRATION, PERMITTING, SIZE, WEIGHT, LOAD, AND TIME OF SERVICE REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICLES RESPONDING TO THE STATE OF EMERGENCY AND TO PRESCRIBE CERTAIN VEHICULAR AND OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS DURING THIS PERIOD.
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-5-70. Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter or any other provision of law, during a state of emergency declared by the Governor and for thirty days thereafter, requirements relating to registration, permitting, size, weight, load, and time of service are suspended for commercial and utility vehicles responding to the state of emergency. All vehicles operated upon the public highways of this State under the authority of this section must:
(1) be operated in a safe manner;
(2) maintain required limits of insurance;
(3) be clearly identified as a utility vehicle or with signage indicating it is a commercial vehicle responding to the emergency."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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