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March 7, 2002
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Read the first time January 24, 2002.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-8000 OF THE 1976 CODE 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.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
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
six 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) or, 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."
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.
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