South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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H. 3093

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. W. Cox, Bryant, Haddon and J.L. Johnson
Document Path: l:\council\bills\gt\5927cm21.docx

Introduced in the House on January 12, 2021
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   12/9/2020  House   Prefiled
   12/9/2020  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary
   1/12/2021  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 68)
   1/12/2021  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 68)
   1/14/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/9/2020

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A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3890, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL USE OF WIRELESS ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES WHILE OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION.

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

SECTION    1.    Section 56-5-3890(D)(1) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

    "(1)    A person who is adjudicated to be in violation of the provisions of this section must be fined not more than twenty-five two hundred dollars, no part of which may be suspended. No court costs, assessments, or surcharges may be assessed against a person who violates a provision of this section. A person must not be fined more than fifty two hundred dollars for any one incident of one or more violations of the provisions of this section. A custodial arrest for a violation of this section must not be made, except upon a warrant issued for failure to appear in court when summoned or for failure to pay an imposed fine. A violation of this section does not constitute a criminal offense. Notwithstanding Section 56-1-640, a violation of this section must not be:

            (a)    included in the offender's motor vehicle records maintained by the Department of Motor Vehicles or in the criminal records maintained by SLED; or

            (b)    reported to the offender's motor vehicle insurer."

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

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