South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3357

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Wooten, Collins, Brawley, Huggins, Taylor, Hixon and Gilliard
Document Path: l:\council\bills\gt\5598cm19.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 294, 4391

Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Introduced in the Senate on March 20, 2019
Last Amended on February 5, 2020
Passed by the General Assembly on February 5, 2020

Summary: Vehicle registration, private passenger-carrying vehicle

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/18/2018  House   Prefiled
  12/18/2018  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works
    1/8/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 209)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 209)
   1/23/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Collins
   2/13/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brawley
   2/19/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins
   2/21/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor
    3/6/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hixon
    3/7/2019  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and 
                        Public Works (House Journal-page 47)
   3/19/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliard
   3/19/2019  House   Amended (House Journal-page 13)
   3/19/2019  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 13)
   3/19/2019  House   Roll call Yeas-83  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 14)
   3/20/2019  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 17)
   3/20/2019  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
   3/20/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Transportation 
                        (Senate Journal-page 8)
   4/24/2019  Senate  Committee report: Favorable Transportation 
                        (Senate Journal-page 10)
    5/7/2019  Senate  Amended (Senate Journal-page 41)
    5/7/2019  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 41)
    5/7/2019  Senate  Roll call Ayes-45  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 41)
    5/8/2019          Scrivener's error corrected
    5/8/2019  Senate  Read third time and returned to House with amendments 
                        (Senate Journal-page 59)
    5/9/2019  House   Non-concurrence in Senate amendment 
                        (House Journal-page 76)
    5/9/2019  House   Roll call Yeas-0  Nays-109 (House Journal-page 76)
    5/9/2019  Senate  Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee 
                        appointed  Campbell, Johnson, Climer 
                        (Senate Journal-page 49)
   1/22/2020  House   Conference committee appointed  Wooten, Long, Brawley 
                        (House Journal-page 1)
    2/5/2020  House   Conference report received and adopted 
                        (House Journal-page 23)
    2/5/2020  House   Roll call Yeas-110  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 24)
    2/5/2020  Senate  Conference report received and adopted 
                        (Senate Journal-page 51)
    2/5/2020  Senate  Roll call Ayes-43  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 51)
    2/6/2020  House   Ordered enrolled for ratification (House Journal-page 2)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/18/2018
3/7/2019
3/19/2019
4/24/2019
5/7/2019
5/8/2019
5/8/2019-A
2/5/2020

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ADOPTED -- NOT PRINTED

February 5, 2020

H. 3357

Introduced by Reps. Wooten, Collins, Brawley, Huggins, Taylor, Hixon and Gilliard

S. Printed 5/7/19--S.

Read the first time March 20, 2019.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-115 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ADD A NOTATION TO A PRIVATE PASSENGER-CARRYING MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION TO INDICATE THE VEHICLE OWNER MAY BE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Article 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 56-3-115.    The Department of Motor Vehicles may add a notation to a private passenger-carrying motor vehicle registration to indicate that the driver may be deaf or hard of hearing. The application for this special motor vehicle registration notation must include an original certificate from a licensed physician, as defined in Section 40-47-5, or licensed audiologist, as defined in Section 40-67-220, that certifies that the applicant has a permanent, uncorrectable hearing loss of forty decibels or more in one or both ears. The 'deaf or hard of hearing' notation would only appear when a law enforcement check is run on the vehicle's license plate through the department's online interface with law enforcement to alert the officer that the driver may be deaf or hard of hearing."

SECTION    2. This act takes effect one year after approval by the Governor.

/s/Sen. Paul G. Campbell Jr.        /s/Rep. Steven Wayne Long

/s/Sen. Kevin L. Johnson        /s/Rep. Christopher Sloan "Chris" Wooten

/s/Sen. David Wesley "Wes" Climer        /s/Rep. Wendy C. Brawley

On Part of the Senate.                            On Part of the House.

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