South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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S. 296

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senators Climer, Fanning and M. Johnson
Document Path: l:\s-res\wc\006golf.sp.wc.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3098

Introduced in the Senate on January 12, 2021
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   12/9/2020  Senate  Prefiled
   12/9/2020  Senate  Referred to Committee on Transportation
   1/12/2021  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 254)
   1/12/2021  Senate  Referred to Committee on Transportation 
                        (Senate Journal-page 254)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/9/2020

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A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 56-2-105 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES' ISSUANCE OF GOLF CART PERMITS AND THE OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS, TO PROVIDE THAT A MUNICIPALITY OF A CERTAIN SIZE AND POPULATION MAY ADOPT AN ORDINANCE THAT ALLOWS FOR THE OPERATION DURING NON-DAYLIGHT HOURS OF GOLF CARTS THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH WORKING HEADLIGHTS AND REAR LIGHTS.

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

SECTION    1.    Section 56-2-105 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately lettered new subsection at the end to read:

    "(    )    A municipality with a land area of approximately 3.87 square miles and a population as of July 1, 2017 between ten and eleven thousand persons, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau's Population Estimate Program, that is located within a county that had a population of two hundred twenty-six thousand seventy-three persons according to the 2010 United States Census may enact an ordinance allowing the operation of a permitted golf cart for up to sixty minutes after sunset on locally owned roads for which the posted speed limit is twenty-five miles an hour or less if the golf cart has operable headlights and brake lights."

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

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