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Sponsors: Reps. Ryhal, Clemmons, Hixon, Felder, Dillard, Knight and Gilliard
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3042, 3182
Introduced in the House on January 13, 2015
Introduced in the Senate on March 18, 2015
Last Amended on March 5, 2015
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation
Summary: Operation of mopeds
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/11/2014 House Prefiled 12/11/2014 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 1/13/2015 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 113) 1/13/2015 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 113) 1/15/2015 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Felder 2/17/2015 House Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 18) 2/18/2015 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Dillard 2/19/2015 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Knight 2/19/2015 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Clemmons, Daning, WJ McLeod, Hill, Gagnon, Southard, Putnam, JE Smith, Yow, Johnson, Duckworth, Goldfinch, Sandifer, Douglas, Jefferson, Williams, Allison, Felder, Forrester, Hicks, Hosey, Clyburn, Clary, RL Brown 2/24/2015 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliard 2/24/2015 House Debate adjourned until Wed., 2-25-15 (House Journal-page 33) 2/25/2015 House Debate adjourned until Tues., 3-3-15 (House Journal-page 30) 3/4/2015 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 3-5-15 (House Journal-page 70) 3/5/2015 House Amended (House Journal-page 51) 3/5/2015 House Read second time (House Journal-page 51) 3/5/2015 House Roll call Yeas-79 Nays-34 (House Journal-page 52) 3/18/2015 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 26) 3/18/2015 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6) 3/18/2015 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 6)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
March 5, 2015
Introduced by Reps. Ryhal, Clemmons, Hixon, Felder, Dillard, Knight and Gilliard
S. Printed 3/5/15--H.
Read the first time January 13, 2015.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-3715 SO AS TO REGULATE THE OPERATION OF A MOPED ALONG CERTAIN PUBLIC ROADS; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-5-3710, 56-5-3720, AND 56-5-3730, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A MOPED ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BOTH A PERSON OPERATING A MOPED AND HIS PASSENGER MUST WEAR REFLECTIVE VESTS, TO REQUIRE THAT A MOPED SOLD IN THIS STATE MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH A REAR RED TAIL LIGHT THAT FLASHES CONTINUALLY WHILE THE MOPED IS IN MOTION, AND TO REQUIRE A MOPED'S REAR RED TAIL LIGHT THAT FLASHES CONTINUALLY TO BE TURNED ON AT ALL TIMES WHILE THE MOPED IS IN OPERATION.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 30, Chapter 5, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-5-3715. It is unlawful for a person to operate a moped on the public roads in this State that have a speed limit of greater than fifty-five miles per hour. A moped is not prohibited from crossing an intersection at a public road with a speed limit in excess of fifty-five miles per hour."
SECTION 2. Section 56-5-3710 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-5-3710. (A)
No A person may not ride upon a moped other than upon or astride a permanent and regular seat attached to the moped. No A moped may not be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.
(B) A person, while operating a moped, and his passenger must each wear a reflective vest that at a minimum is ANSI/ISEA Class 1 standard."
SECTION 3. Section 56-5-3720 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-5-3720. It is unlawful for a person to sell a moped for use on the public highways and streets of this State or operate a moped upon the public highways and streets of this State without operable pedals if the moped is equipped with pedals, at least one rearview mirror, operable running lights,
and brake lights which are operable when either brake is deployed, and a rear red tail light that flashes continually while the moped is in motion. A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days."
SECTION 4. Section 56-5-3730 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-5-3730. The operator of a moped must have the operating lights and the rear red tail light that flashes continually turned on at all times while the moped is in operation on the public highways and streets of this State."
SECTION 5. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-5-3765. A moped, while traveling along a multi-lane highway, must be operated in the farthest right lane except when making a left turn."
SECTION 6. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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