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Bill Number: 2392 Ratification Number: 191 Act Number 139 Introducing Body: House Subject: Motor vehicles, window glass
(A139, R191, H2392)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5015, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT TRANSPARENT GLASS BE USED IN NEW MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE OWNER OF ANY VEHICLE WITH GLASS INSTALLED WHICH IS TRANSPARENT FROM ONLY ONE SIDE TO STOP AND IMMEDIATELY ROLL DOWN THE FRONT WINDOWS WHEN APPREHENDED BY A HIGHWAY PATROLMAN OR OTHER COMMISSIONED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS SHALL NOT APPLY TO MOTOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH STANDARD OR OPTIONAL LEGAL WINDSHIELD OR WINDOW EQUIPMENT WHEN SOLD NEW, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Owner required to roll down front windows
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-5015 of the 1976 Code, added by Act 484 of 1978, is amended by adding at the end:
"The owner of any vehicle with glass installed in the windshield or front windows which is transparent from only one side shall immediately stop and roll down the front windows when apprehended by a highway patrolman or any other commissioned law enforcement officer.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to make illegal the operation or sale of any motor vehicle the windshield or windows of which are composed of, covered by or treated with any material, substance, system or component with which such motor vehicle was sold when new or could have been equipped for sale when new as standard or optional equipment under any United States Government statute or regulation governing such sale at the time of manufacture. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or be imprisoned for not more than thirty days."
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.