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A399, R454, H3882
Sponsors: Reps. Harrell and Clark
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 1017
Introduced in the House on April 7, 2005
Introduced in the Senate on February 7, 2006
Last Amended on June 14, 2006
Passed by the General Assembly on June 14, 2006
Governor's Action: September 29, 2006, Signed
Summary: Year of Manufacture Motor Vehicle License Plates
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/7/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-4 4/7/2005 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-4 1/19/2006 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Clark 1/26/2006 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works HJ-28 1/31/2006 Scrivener's error corrected 2/1/2006 House Amended HJ-33 2/1/2006 House Read second time HJ-34 2/2/2006 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-14 2/7/2006 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-11 2/7/2006 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-11 5/8/2006 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation SJ-47 5/9/2006 Senate Amended SJ-19 5/11/2006 Scrivener's error corrected 5/16/2006 Senate Amended SJ-31 5/17/2006 Senate Amended SJ-29 5/17/2006 Senate Read second time 5/18/2006 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-49 5/25/2006 House Senate amendment amended HJ-38 5/25/2006 House Returned to Senate with amendments HJ-38 5/30/2006 Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment SJ-102 5/31/2006 House House insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Reps. Owens, EH Pitts, and Clark HJ-89 5/31/2006 Senate Conference committee appointed Fair, Hutto, and Grooms SJ-113 6/14/2006 House Conference report received and adopted HJ-157 6/14/2006 Senate Conference report adopted SJ-169 6/14/2006 Senate Ordered enrolled for ratification SJ-169 6/14/2006 Ratified R 454 9/29/2006 Signed By Governor 10/4/2006 Copies available 10/4/2006 Effective date 03/30/07 10/9/2006 Act No. 399
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A399, R454, H3882)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 10 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ALLOW YEAR OF MANUFACTURE LICENSE PLATES TO SERVE AS THE OFFICIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Year of Manufacture Motor Vehicle License Plates
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 56-3-1450. (A) An owner of a motor vehicle that is thirty years old or older, may apply to the department to use a license plate issued by this State in the year corresponding to the model year of the vehicle, if the license plate is legible and serviceable, as determined by the department. If the department determines that the plate is legible and serviceable, the applicant must submit the regular vehicle registration fee contained in Article 5, Chapter 3 of this title, and the special license plate fee required by Section 56-3-2020. The biennial renewal fee for these plates shall be the regular vehicle registration fee contained in Article 5, Chapter 3 of this title, and the special license plate fee required by Section 56-3-2020.
(B) Once the department approves use of the plate and the applicant submits the required fees, the department shall register the plate to the applicant. The department may not register a license plate that has a sequence of numbers, letters, or other characters identical to any other license plate already issued by the department. The applicant may only use the special license plate on the vehicle with which the license plate registration corresponds.
(C) License plates registered pursuant to this section may only be transferred to vehicles of the same model year as the year the license plate was originally issued."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect six months after the approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 14th day of June, 2006.
Approved the 29th day of September, 2006.
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