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A148, R157, H3231
Sponsors: Reps. Atwater, Huggins, Toole, Ballentine, Taylor, Bingham, Pitts and Wood
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Introduced in the House on January 8, 2013
Introduced in the Senate on February 25, 2014
Last Amended on March 18, 2014
Passed by the General Assembly on March 20, 2014
Governor's Action: April 7, 2014, Signed
Summary: Department of Transportation
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/8/2013 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 135) 1/8/2013 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 135) 2/26/2013 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins, Toole 2/27/2013 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ballentine 4/17/2013 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor 1/14/2014 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bingham, Pitts 1/16/2014 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Wood 1/23/2014 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 3) 1/24/2014 Scrivener's error corrected 2/4/2014 House Debate adjourned until Wed. 2/5/14 (House Journal-page 40) 2/6/2014 House Debate adjourned until Wed. 2- 19-14 (House Journal-page 20) 2/19/2014 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Lowe, Loftis 2/19/2014 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 2-20-14 (House Journal-page 15) 2/20/2014 House Amended (House Journal-page 55) 2/20/2014 House Read second time (House Journal-page 55) 2/20/2014 House Roll call Yeas-95 Nays-6 (House Journal-page 58) 2/20/2014 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 60) 2/21/2014 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 2) 2/25/2014 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 9) 2/25/2014 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 9) 3/6/2014 Senate Committee report: Favorable Transportation (Senate Journal-page 7) 3/13/2014 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 22) 3/13/2014 Senate Roll call Ayes-43 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 22) 3/18/2014 Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 8) 3/18/2014 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 8) 3/18/2014 Senate Roll call Ayes-35 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 8) 3/20/2014 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 37) 3/20/2014 House Roll call Yeas-106 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 37) 4/3/2014 Ratified R 157 4/7/2014 Signed By Governor 4/9/2014 Effective date 04/07/14 4/14/2014 Act No. 148
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(A148, R157, H3231)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-1-90 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST MOTORCYCLES, MOTORCYCLE OPERATORS, OR MOTORCYCLE PASSENGERS WHEN IT FORMULATES TRANSPORTATION POLICY, PROMULGATES REGULATIONS, ALLOCATES FUNDS, AND PLANS, DESIGNS, CONSTRUCTS, EQUIPS, OPERATES, AND MAINTAINS A TRANSPORTATION FACILITY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ALLOCATION OF PARKING SPACE IN CERTAIN TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES MUST MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR MOTORCYCLE PARKING.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 57-1-90. (A) In formulating transportation policy, promulgating regulations, allocating funds, and planning, designing, constructing, equipping, operating and maintaining transportation facilities, no action of the South Carolina Transportation Commission, or the South Carolina Department of Transportation shall have the effect of discriminating against motorcycles, motorcycle operators, or motorcycle passengers. No regulation or action of the commission, or department shall have the effect of enacting a prohibition or imposing a requirement that applies only to motorcycles or motorcyclists, and the principal purpose of which is to restrict or inhibit access or motorcycles and motorcyclists to any highway, bridge, tunnel, or other transportation facility.
(B) The allocation of parking space square footage specifically in transportation facilities, and other projects undertaken or operated by a political subdivision of this State where state or local source funds have been used in whole or in part to plan, design, construct, equip, operate, or maintain the facility must make reasonable accommodations for motorcycle parking. In carrying forward this requirement, among other options, the facility at its discretion may comply by sectioning portions of the area where the size configuration of the space does not meet code requirements for full-sized vehicles.
(C) As used in this section, 'reasonable accommodations' shall not be interpreted to include, require, or otherwise mandate the structural or technological modification of parking structures constructed or substantially completed before July 1, 2014."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 3rd day of April, 2014.
Approved the 7th day of April, 2014.
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