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Sponsors: Reps. T.R. Young, Brantley, Spires, Allison, Bales, Bedingfield, Cole, Crawford, Delleney, Horne, McEachern, Merrill, Parker, Scott, G.R. Smith, Viers, A.D. Young and Erickson
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Introduced in the House on February 19, 2009
Introduced in the Senate on February 23, 2010
Last Amended on February 17, 2010
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Motor vehicles
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/19/2009 House Introduced and read first time HJ-7 2/19/2009 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-7 1/20/2010 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson 2/4/2010 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-1 2/16/2010 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Kennedy, Hart, Govan, R Brown, Gunn and King HJ-25 2/17/2010 House Amended HJ-189 2/17/2010 House Read second time HJ-192 2/17/2010 House Roll call Yeas-107 Nays-0 HJ-192 2/18/2010 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-45 2/23/2010 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-12 2/23/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-12 2/26/2010 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Knotts (ch), Massey, Coleman
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 17, 2010
Introduced by Reps. T.R. Young, Brantley, Spires, Allison, Bales, Bedingfield, Cole, Crawford, Delleney, Horne, McEachern, Merrill, Parker, Scott, G.R. Smith, Viers, A.D. Young and Erickson
S. Printed 2/17/10--H.
Read the first time February 19, 2009.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-1065 SO AS TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS FOR THE TERMS "VEHICLE" AND "FALSE OR SECRET COMPARTMENT", TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO OWN OR OPERATE A VEHICLE WITH A FALSE OR SECRET COMPARTMENT, TO INSTALL A FALSE OR SECRET COMPARTMENT IN A VEHICLE, AND TO SELL OR TRADE A VEHICLE WITH A FALSE OR SECRET COMPARTMENT, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 11, Chapter 3, Title 16 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-3-1065. (A) As used in this section:
(1) 'Vehicle' includes, but is not limited to, cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, aircraft, helicopters, boats, ships, yachts, and other vessels.
(2) 'False or secret compartment' means an enclosure which is integrated into, or attached to, a vehicle and which is found to actually contain:
(a) an illegal controlled substance;
(b) an illegal firearm;
(c) a person concealed for unlawful purposes; or
(d) other contraband.
Examples of 'false or secret compartments' include, but are not limited to, false, altered, or modified fuel tanks, original factory equipment on a vehicle that has been modified, and any compartment, space, or box that is added or attached to existing compartments, spaces, or boxes of the vehicle.
(B) It is unlawful for a person to knowingly own or operate a vehicle containing a false or secret compartment.
(C) It is unlawful for a person to knowingly install, create, build, or fabricate in a vehicle a false or secret compartment.
(D) It is unlawful for a person to knowingly sell, trade, or otherwise dispose of a vehicle which is in violation of this section.
(E) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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