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A31, R32, S3
Sponsors: Senators Leatherman, Verdin, Gregory and Grooms
Document Path: l:\council\bills\swb\6177cm05.doc
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3024
Introduced in the Senate on January 11, 2005
Introduced in the House on February 1, 2005
Last Amended on March 16, 2005
Passed by the General Assembly on March 22, 2005
Became law without Governor's signature, April 7, 2005
Summary: Allocation of fees collected from special license plates
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/8/2004 Senate Prefiled 12/8/2004 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation 1/11/2005 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-81 1/11/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-81 1/19/2005 Senate Committee report: Favorable Transportation SJ-14 1/26/2005 Senate Read second time SJ-32 1/27/2005 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-19 2/1/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-12 2/1/2005 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-12 3/15/2005 House Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-110 3/16/2005 House Amended HJ-11 3/16/2005 House Read second time HJ-12 3/17/2005 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-2 3/22/2005 Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled SJ-15 3/31/2005 Ratified R 32 4/7/2005 Became law without Governor's signature 4/8/2005 Copies available 4/8/2005 Effective date 04/07/05 4/13/2005 Act No. 31
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A31, R32, S3)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-3950, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE "KEEP SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUTIFUL" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE LICENSE PLATE TO "KEEP IT BEAUTIFUL", TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PROCEEDS RECEIVED FROM THE FEES COLLECTED FROM THE ISSUANCE OF THIS LICENSE PLATE MUST BE USED TO ENHANCE INSTEAD OF BEAUTIFY THE STATE'S ROADS AND HIGHWAYS, TO REVISE THE ALLOCATION OF THE FEES COLLECTED FROM THE ISSUANCE OF THIS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE, AND TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE FUND USED TO FINANCE THE ENHANCEMENTS TO BE COMPLETED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
"Keep It Beautiful" special license plates
SECTION 1. Section 56-3-3950 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 459 of 1996, is further amended to read:
"Section 56-3-3950. The department may issue a special commemorative 'Keep It Beautiful' motor vehicle license plate for use by owners on their private passenger motor vehicles to establish a special fund to be used by the Department of Transportation for the purposes of enhancing the state's roads and highways. These enhancements may include landscaping, wildflower plantings, scenic easements, or other highway enhancement projects. The Department of Transportation, in implementing this program, may not expend beautification funds for wildflowers without prior approval of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. The Department of Agriculture shall ensure, before granting approval, that the varieties of wildflowers used in beautification are not harmful to agriculture at or near a proposed project. The biennial fee for the commemorative license plate is fifty-four dollars. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the fees collected for this special license plate, the Comptroller General shall place sufficient funds into a special restricted account to be used by the Department of Motor Vehicles to defray the department's expenses in producing and administering this special license plate. Any remaining funds must be placed in a special 'Highway Beautification Fund' established within and administered by the Department of Transportation. This biennial fee is in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee set forth in Article 5, Chapter 7 of this title. The commemorative plate must be of the same size and general design of regular motor vehicle license plates and must be imprinted with the words 'Keep It Beautiful'. The plates must be issued or revalidated for a biennial period which expires twenty-four months from the month they are issued."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 31st day of March, 2005.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 4/7/05.
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