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Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
Sponsors: Reps. George and McKnight
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Introduced in the House on January 13, 2015
Introduced in the Senate on February 24, 2015
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation
Summary: Auto accidents
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/18/2014 House Prefiled 12/18/2014 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 1/13/2015 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 151) 1/13/2015 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 151) 2/17/2015 House Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 18) 2/18/2015 House Read second time (House Journal-page 28) 2/18/2015 House Roll call Yeas-102 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 28) 2/19/2015 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 12) 2/24/2015 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12) 2/24/2015 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 12)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 17, 2015
S. Printed 2/17/15--H.
Read the first time January 13, 2015.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3213) to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 56-1-227 so as to provide that a law enforcement officer who suspects that a motor vehicle accident, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
MERITA A. ALLISON for Committee.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-227 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO SUSPECTS THAT A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT WAS THE RESULT OF A DRIVER'S LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS DUE TO A MEDICAL CONDITION MUST NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES OF THIS DETERMINATION AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION.
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 56-1-227. A law enforcement officer who reasonably suspects that a motor vehicle accident was the result of a driver's loss of consciousness due to any medical condition that impaired the driver's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle must notify the department of this determination. The department shall promulgate regulations and develop the procedures and documents that are required to obtain written, electronic, or other methods of notification to implement the provisions contained in this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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