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TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-2080, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR THE PHRASE "RESIDENT OF SOUTH CAROLINA".
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-1-2080(A)(1) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
No A person may shall not be issued a commercial driver driver's license unless that the person is a resident of this State, and has passed a knowledge and skills test for driving a commercial motor vehicle which complies with the minimum federal standards established by 49 CFR part 383, subparts G and H, and has satisfied all other requirements of the CMVSA, as well as any other requirements imposed by state law or federal regulation. The tests must be prescribed and conducted by the department. For purposes of this section, 'resident of this State' expressly includes all persons who: (1) are authorized by the United States Department of Justice, the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, or the United States Department of State to live, work, or study in the United States on a temporary or permanent basis, and (2) present the Department of Public Safety documents that indicate their intent to live, work, or study in South Carolina."
SECTION 2. The repeal or amendment by this act of any law, whether temporary or permanent or civil or criminal, does not affect pending actions, rights, duties, or liabilities founded thereon, or alter, discharge, release, or extinguish any penalty, forfeiture, or liability incurred under the repealed or amended law, unless the repealed or amended revision shall so expressly provide. After the effective date of this act, all laws repealed or amended by this act must be taken and treated as remaining in full force and effect for the purpose of sustaining any pending or vested right, civil action, special proceeding, criminal prosecution, or appeal existing as of the effective date of this act, and for the enforcement of rights, duties, penalties, forfeitures, and liabilities as they stood under the repealed or amended laws.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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