South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 4380

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
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation

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)

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INTRODUCED

April 2, 2019

H. 4380

Introduced by Reps. Rose, Caskey, Huggins, Bales, Anderson, Crawford and Moore

S. Printed 4/2/19--H.

Read the first time April 2, 2019.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ENACTING THE "SAMANTHA L. JOSEPHSON RIDESHARING SAFETY ACT"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-1640, RELATING TO THE SAFETY INSPECTION OF TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY (TNC) VEHICLES, SO AS TO REQUIRE TNC VEHICLES IN THIS STATE TO POSSESS AND DISPLAY CERTAIN ILLUMINATED SIGNAGE AT ALL TIMES WHEN THE TNC DRIVER IS ACTIVE.

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

SECTION 1.    This act may be cited as the "Samantha L. Josephson Ridesharing Safety Act".

SECTION    2.    Section 58-23-1640(F) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(F)(1)        A TNC vehicle must display a consistent and distinctive signage or emblem, which must be known as a trade dress, at all times when the TNC driver is active on the TNC digital platform or providing TNC service. The trade dress used by the TNC must be approved by the Office of Regulatory Staff before its use and:

(1)(a)    must be readable during daylight hours at a distance of fifty feet;

(2)(b)    must be reflective, include an illuminated, or otherwise TNC-provided sign displaying the company's proprietary trademark or logo that is patently visible so as to be seen in darkness; and

(3)(c)    may be magnetic or removable in nature.

(2)    All TNC trade dress including, but not limited to, the illuminated signage described in item (1) must be returned to the TNC when a driver ceases to be employed by or work for the TNC. A TNC that does not receive back all TNC-provided trade dress furnished to a particular driver shall report in writing to the Office of Regulatory Staff the driver's name and last known physical address, along with a list of the specific trade dress items the driver failed to return. If a driver cannot return TNC-provided trade dress items at the end of his employment with a TNC, he may provide a signed and witnessed affidavit explaining why the particular trade dress items could not be returned."

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect thirty days after approval by the Governor.

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