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Sponsors: Reps. Ceips, Whipper, M.A. Pitts, Altman, Anthony, Bailey, Battle, Cato, Clark, Dantzler, Duncan, Emory, Hamilton, Harrison, Haskins, Herbkersman, Keegan, Kirsh, Koon, Leach, Littlejohn, Mahaffey, Martin, McCraw, Miller, J.M. Neal, Phillips, Pinson, Rhoad, Richardson, Sinclair, Umphlett, Whitmire, Lourie and Owens
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Introduced in the House on March 5, 2003
Introduced in the Senate on May 29, 2003
Last Amended on June 5, 2003
Tabled by the Senate on March 3, 2004
Summary: Requirements for drivers stopped by a law enforcement officer
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/5/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-71 3/5/2003 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-72 5/15/2003 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Lourie 5/15/2003 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works HJ-12 5/21/2003 House Debate adjourned HJ-39 5/22/2003 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Owens 5/22/2003 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). FN Smith, Allen, Lee, Thompson, Loftis, Leach, Hosey, Breeland, Kennedy, Howard and Cobb-Hunter HJ-23 5/27/2003 House Amended HJ-372 5/27/2003 House Read second time HJ-374 5/27/2003 House Roll call Yeas-105 Nays-5 HJ-374 5/28/2003 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-66 5/29/2003 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-11 5/29/2003 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-11 6/4/2003 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation SJ-15 6/4/2003 Senate Amended SJ-15 6/4/2003 Senate Read second time SJ-15 6/4/2003 Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-16 6/5/2003 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-309 6/5/2003 House Senate amendment amended HJ-21 6/5/2003 House Returned to Senate with amendments HJ-21 1/14/2004 Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment SJ-33 1/15/2004 House House insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Reps. Ceips, Lourie, and Owens HJ-274 2/10/2004 Senate Conference committee appointed Sens. Rankin, Ryberg, Richardson SJ-17 3/3/2004 Senate Conference report tabled SJ-14
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June 5, 2003
Introduced by Reps. Ceips, Whipper, M.A. Pitts, Altman, Anthony, Bailey, Battle, Cato, Clark, Dantzler, Duncan, Emory, Hamilton, Harrison, Haskins, Herbkersman, Keegan, Kirsh, Koon, Leach, Littlejohn, Mahaffey, Martin, McCraw, Miller, J.M. Neal, Phillips, Pinson, Rhoad, Richardson, Sinclair, Umphlett, Whitmire and Lourie
S. Printed 6/4/03--H.
Read the first time March 5, 2003.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-3905 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OPERATOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE MUST ACTIVATE THE VEHICLE'S INTERIOR LIGHTS WHEN STOPPED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A PERSON WHO FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THIS PROVISION.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 31, Chapter 5, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-5-3910. (A) The operator of a motor vehicle equipped with interior lights, when stopped by a law enforcement officer from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise, must, upon request of the officer:
(1) activate the vehicle's interior lights; and
(2) open the vehicle's front window.
(B) A person who willfully violates this provision must be fined twenty-five dollars. A violation of this provision does not constitute a criminal offense, and must not be included in the person's motor vehicle records."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect six months after approval by the Governor.
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