South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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H. 3377


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Sponsors: Rep. Rutherford
Document Path: LC-0081CM23.docx

Introduced in the House on January 10, 2023
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works

Summary: Special license plate, Sons of Confederate veterans


Date Body Action Description with journal page number
12/8/2022 House Prefiled
12/8/2022 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works
1/10/2023 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 152)
1/10/2023 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 152)

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to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by amending Section 56-3-4800, relating to Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates, distribution of fees, AND prepaid applications, so as to PROVIDE these LICENSE PLATEs SHALL NOT CONTAIN A CONFEDERATE FLAG, AND TO PROVIDE UPON REVALIDATION OF THese SPECIAL LICENSE PLATEs, SPECIAL LICENSE PLATEs THAT DO NOT CONTAIN A CONFEDERATE FLAG MUST BE ISSUED TO REPLACE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES THAT CONTAIN CONFEDERATE FLAGs.

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

SECTION 1.      Section 56-3-4800(A) of the S.C. Code is amended to read:

   (A) The department may issue Sons of Confederate Veterans special license plates to owners of private passenger-carrying motor vehicles and motorcycles registered in their names. The fee for each special license plate is thirty dollars every two years in addition to the regular motor vehicle license fee set forth in Article 5, Chapter 3 of this title. Each special license plate must be of the same size and general design of regular motor vehicle license plates. Each special license plate shall not contain a confederate flag. Each special license plate must be issued or revalidated for a biennial period which expires twenty-four months from the month the special license plate is issued. Upon revalidation, a special license plate that does not contain a confederate flag must be issued to the owner of the vehicle or motorcycle to replace a special license plate that contains a confederate flag.

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


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