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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.
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 56-5-3905. The operator of a motor vehicle must activate the vehicle's interior lights when the vehicle is stopped by a law enforcement officer. A person who violates this provision is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined twenty-five dollars which must be transferred to the law enforcement agency that employs the arresting law enforcement officer and must be used to purchase law enforcement equipment."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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