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A82, R102, H4380
Sponsors: Reps. Rose, Caskey, Huggins, Bales, Anderson, Crawford, Moore, Hewitt and Bailey
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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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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(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."
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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