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A189, R220, H4560
Sponsors: Rep. Walker
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Introduced in the House on January 24, 2008
Introduced in the Senate on February 26, 2008
Passed by the General Assembly on March 20, 2008
Governor's Action: March 31, 2008, Signed
Summary: Department of Motor Vehicles
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/24/2008 House Introduced and read first time HJ-4 1/24/2008 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-4 2/14/2008 House Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works HJ-3 2/15/2008 Scrivener's error corrected 2/19/2008 House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, February 20, 2008 HJ-13 2/20/2008 House Read second time HJ-26 2/21/2008 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-16 2/26/2008 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-9 2/26/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-9 3/18/2008 Senate Committee report: Favorable Transportation SJ-17 3/19/2008 Senate Read second time SJ-7 3/20/2008 Senate Read third time and enrolled SJ-5 3/27/2008 Ratified R 220 3/31/2008 Signed By Governor 4/2/2008 Copies available 4/2/2008 Effective date 03/31/08 4/7/2008 Act No. 189
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(A189, R220, H4560)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-2025 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE EMERGENCY WAIVERS OF THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS OF MOTOR CARRIERS THAT PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN RELIEF DURING THE TIME OF AN EMERGENCY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Department of Motor Vehicles emergency waivers for motor carriers
SECTION 1. Article 13, Chapter 1, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-1-2025. (A) The Governor may authorize the Department of Motor Vehicles to waive temporarily any requirements under the provisions of this title relating to any permits, authorizations, or licenses required to operate a motor vehicle in this State. However, a temporary waiver must be for the sole purpose of facilitating the response of motor carriers providing humanitarian relief during a time of emergency officially declared by the President of the United States, the Governor of this State, or the chief executive of another state or jurisdiction, and must satisfy the following conditions:
(1) the driver of the vehicle must be properly licensed in his jurisdiction of residency;
(2) the motor vehicle must be properly licensed and registered in this or another jurisdiction; and
(3) the motor vehicle satisfies all motor vehicle insurance requirements or provisions of its jurisdiction of registration. Proof of the insurance must be carried in the cab of the motor vehicle.
(B) A motor vehicle operating pursuant to this section must be issued a statement from the person or entity authorizing the transport of goods or materials which certifies that the motor carrier is providing humanitarian relief without compensation on a volunteer basis and include a description of the materials or goods being transported during the time of declared emergency while it is in this State. The statement must be carried in the cab of the motor vehicle and be made available for inspection upon request of an employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles, or any law enforcement officer.
(C) The Department of Motor Vehicles shall determine, at the time the temporary waiver is issued, the length of time the waiver shall be in effect. However, all temporary waivers issued pursuant to this section become void upon the termination of the time of the emergency as determined by the President of the United States, the Governor of this State, or the chief executive of another state or jurisdiction."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 27th day of March, 2008.
Approved the 31st day of March, 2008.
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