South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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A82, R102, H4380

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Rose, Caskey, Huggins, Bales, Anderson, Crawford, Moore, Hewitt and Bailey
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\15573zw19.docx

Introduced in the House on April 2, 2019
Introduced in the Senate on April 10, 2019
Last Amended on May 9, 2019
Passed by the General Assembly on May 9, 2019
Governor's Action: May 16, 2019, Signed

Summary: Samantha L. Josephson Ridesharing Safety Act

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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    4/2/2019  House   Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without 
                        reference (House Journal-page 60)
    4/3/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hewitt, Bailey
    4/9/2019  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s).  G.R. Smith, Magnuson, Long, 
                        Bennett, McKnight (House Journal-page 80)
    4/9/2019  House   Requests for debate removed-Rep(s).  Magnuson, McKnight, 
                        G.R. Smith, Bennett (House Journal-page 107)
    4/9/2019  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 148)
    4/9/2019  House   Roll call Yeas-99  Nays-1 (House Journal-page 149)
   4/10/2019  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 10)
   4/10/2019  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 23)
   4/10/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Transportation 
                        (Senate Journal-page 23)
   4/25/2019  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment 
                        Transportation (Senate Journal-page 11)
   4/26/2019          Scrivener's error corrected
    5/7/2019  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 103)
    5/7/2019  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 103)
    5/8/2019          Scrivener's error corrected
    5/8/2019  Senate  Amended (Senate Journal-page 72)
    5/8/2019  Senate  Read third time and returned to House with amendments 
                        (Senate Journal-page 72)
    5/8/2019  Senate  Roll call Ayes-41  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 72)
    5/9/2019  House   Senate amendment amended (House Journal-page 89)
    5/9/2019  House   Returned to Senate with amendments 
                        (House Journal-page 89)
    5/9/2019  Senate  Concurred in House amendment and enrolled 
                        (Senate Journal-page 58)
   5/13/2019          Ratified R  102
   5/16/2019          Signed By Governor
   5/31/2019          Effective date  06/15/19
    6/5/2019          Act No.  82

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

4/2/2019
4/2/2019-A
4/25/2019
4/26/2019
5/7/2019
5/8/2019
5/8/2019-A
5/9/2019

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

NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(A82, R102, H4380)

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-1640, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SAFETY INSPECTION OF TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY (TNC) VEHICLES, SO AS TO REQUIRE TNC VEHICLES IN THIS STATE TO DISPLAY LICENSE PLATE NUMBERS FROM THE FRONT, TO ESTABLISH ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS REGARDING THE FRONT-DISPLAYED LICENSE PLATE NUMBERS, AND TO ESTABLISH MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES FOR MISREPRESENTING ONESELF AS AN AUTHORIZED TNC DRIVER AND KNOWINGLY USING TNC TRADE DRESS OR TNC RIDESHARING APPLICATIONS IN THE FURTHERANCE OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.

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

TNC vehicle must display license plate number from vehicle's front, penalties

SECTION    1.    Section 58-23-1640 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding appropriately lettered subsections at the end to read:

"( )    At the time of a pick up of a TNC passenger, a TNC vehicle must display the vehicle's license plate number, which must be printed in a legible font of no less than two inches in height and displayed from the front of the TNC vehicle. The display of the license plate number shall not be required to be permanent and shall not be required to be issued or approved by a TNC or the State, including the Department of Motor Vehicles or the Office of Regulatory Staff.

( )    A person who misrepresents himself as an authorized TNC driver is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.

( )    A person who knowingly engages in the use of a TNC trade dress or a TNC ridesharing application in the furtherance of a criminal activity is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, imprisoned for not more than two years, or both."

Time effective

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect thirty days after approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 13th day of May, 2019.

Approved the 16th day of May, 2019.

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