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TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1538, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT OF AN EMERGENCY SCENE, DRIVING A VEHICLE THROUGH AN EMERGENCY SCENE, AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING THIS SECTION, SO AS TO DOUBLE THE PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-1538(H) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(H) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of the misdemeanor of endangering emergency services personnel and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than
three six hundred dollars nor more than five hundred one thousand dollars."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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