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TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-115, TO PROVIDE THAT NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR THE PURPOSES OF REGISTRATION AND THE REQUIRED LIMITS OF LIABILITY INSURANCE, A MOPED IS A MOTOR VEHICLE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-50, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF CHAPTER 5 TO THE OPERATION OF MOPEDS, TO STRIKE THE EXCEPTION FOR THE APPLICATION OF ARTICLES 35 AND 37 AS APPLIED TO THE OPERATION OF MOPEDS ON THE PUBLIC HIGHWAYS AND STREETS OF THIS STATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-3-115. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for the purposes of registration and the required limits of liability insurance, a moped is a motor vehicle."
SECTION 2. Section 56-5-50 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
With the exception of Articles 35 and 37, the The provisions of Chapter 5 of Title 56 govern the operation of mopeds on the public highways and streets of this State."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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