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Sponsors: Reps. Stewart, Taylor, D.C. Smith, Hart, Gullick, Bedingfield, Toole, Hardwick, Young, Simrill, G.M. Smith, Weeks, Williams, Erickson, Umphlett, Moss, Clemmons, Vick, J.R. Smith, Hagood and Hodges
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Introduced in the House on May 29, 2007
Introduced in the Senate on April 9, 2008
Last Amended on April 3, 2008
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation
Summary: Special license plates
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/29/2007 House Introduced and read first time HJ-10 5/29/2007 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-10 2/5/2008 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor, D.C.Smith 2/6/2008 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hart, Gullick, Bedingfield 2/7/2008 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Toole, Hardwick, Young, Simrill, G.M.Smith, Weeks, Williams 2/12/2008 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson 2/13/2008 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Umphlett 2/14/2008 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Moss, Clemmons 2/19/2008 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Vick, J.R.Smith 2/28/2008 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hagood 4/1/2008 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works HJ-1 4/2/2008 Scrivener's error corrected 4/3/2008 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hodges 4/3/2008 House Amended HJ-30 4/3/2008 House Read second time HJ-32 4/3/2008 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-32 4/4/2008 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-1 4/9/2008 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-9 4/9/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-9
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April 3, 2008
Introduced by Reps. Stewart, Taylor, D.C. Smith, Hart, Gullick, Bedingfield, Toole, Hardwick, Young, Simrill, G.M. Smith, Weeks, Williams, Erickson, Umphlett, Moss, Clemmons, Vick, J.R. Smith, Hagood and Hodges
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Read the first time May 29, 2007.
TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING ARTICLE 77 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE "MILITARY VETERANS MOTORCYCLE" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 56-3-10040. (A) The department may issue a 'Veteran' special motor vehicle license plate for use on a private passenger motor vehicle or motorcycle registered in a person's name in this State who served in the United States Armed Forces, active or reserve components, and who was honorably discharged from service. An application for this special motor vehicle license plate must include official military documentation showing the applicant was honorably discharged from service. Only two plates may be issued to a person.
(B) The requirements for production and distribution of the plate are those set forth in Section 56-3-8100. The biennial fee for this plate is the regular registration fee set forth in Article 5, Chapter 3 of this title. The Department of Motor Vehicles shall imprint the special license plates with the word 'Veteran', with numbers the department may determine.
(C) A license plate issued pursuant to this article may be transferred to another vehicle of the same weight class owned by the same person upon application being made and being approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles. It is unlawful for a person to whom the plate has been issued to knowingly permit it to be displayed on any vehicle except the one authorized by the department.
(D) The provisions of this article do not affect the registration and licensing of motor vehicles as required by other provisions of this chapter but are cumulative to those other provisions. A person violating the provisions of this article or a person who (A) fraudulently gives false or fictitious information in any application for a special license plate, as authorized in this article, (B) conceals a material fact, or (C) otherwise commits fraud in the application or in the use of a special license plate issued is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both."
SECTION 2. Section 56-3-8000(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 398 of 2006, is further amended to read:
"(A) The Department of Motor Vehicles may issue special motor vehicle license plates to owners of private passenger motor vehicles registered in their names which may have imprinted on the plate the emblem, a seal, or other symbol the department considers appropriate of an organization which has obtained certification pursuant to either Section 501(C)(3), 501(C)(6), 501(C)(7), or 501(C)(8) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code and maintained this certification for a period of five years. The biennial fee for this special license plate is the regular registration fee set forth in Article 5, Chapter 3 of this title plus an additional fee to be requested by the individual or organization seeking issuance of the plate. The initial fee amount requested may be changed only every five years from the first year the plate is issued. Of the additional fee collected pursuant to this section, the Comptroller General shall place sufficient funds into a special restricted account to be used by the Department of Motor Vehicles to defray the expenses of producing and administering special license plates. Any of the remaining fee not placed in the restricted account must be distributed to an organization designated by the individual or organization seeking issuance of the license plate. The special license plate must be issued or revalidated for a biennial period which expires twenty-four months from the month it is issued."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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