South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 906

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senators Young and Rankin
Document Path: l:\s-res\try\028bike.sp.try.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 4832

Introduced in the Senate on January 14, 2020
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation

Summary: Bicycles and motor vehicles; safe distance between

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/11/2019  Senate  Prefiled
  12/11/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Transportation
   1/14/2020  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 35)
   1/14/2020  Senate  Referred to Committee on Transportation 
                        (Senate Journal-page 35)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/11/2019

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A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3435 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO MAINTAINING A SAFE OPERATING DISTANCE BETWEEN A MOTOR VEHICLE AND A BICYCLE, TO DEFINE "SAFE OPERATING DISTANCE."

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

SECTION    1.    Section 56-5-3435 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

    "Section 56-5-3435.    A driver of a motor vehicle must at all times maintain a safe operating distance between the motor vehicle and a bicycle. 'Safe operating distance' means not less than three feet and must be maintained until the driver of the motor vehicle has clearance to pass the bicycle safely."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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