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Bill Number: 1160 Ratification Number: 693 Act Number 565 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Motorcycle safety instruction
(A565, R693, S1160)
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 53 OF TITLE 59, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING, BY ADDING ARTICLE 23 SO AS TO ESTABLISH AND FUND A PROGRAM OF MOTORCYCLE SAFETY INSTRUCTION AND PROVIDE THAT A DISCOUNT INSURANCE RATE MAY BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR CERTIFIED GRADUATES OF THE PROGRAM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Motorcycle safety instruction
SECTION 1. Chapter 53, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 59-53-2010. As used in this article:
(1) 'Program' means a statewide motorcycle safety instruction program.
(2) 'Coordinator' means the administrator of the program.
(3) 'Board' means the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education.
Section 59-53-2020. (A) The State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education is authorized to establish a Motorcycle Safety Instruction Program. The board shall designate an individual who is currently an employee of the technical education system to coordinate and administer the program subject to the availability of funds necessary to support such activity. The executive director of the board, or his designee, is responsible for the planning, curriculum, and completion requirements of the program in accordance with subsection (C).
(B) The program must be implemented through the state technical education system at institutions which choose to provide the program. The coordinator shall select and facilitate the training and certification of instructors who shall implement the program.
(C) The program of instruction must incorporate the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Motorcycle Rider Course core curriculum or equivalent as determined by the executive director.
Section 59-53-2030. The board may charge a fee to persons who enroll in the program. The amount of the fee must be determined by the board.
Section 59-53-2040. The board may accept funds, grants, or equipment from donors to offset the cost of implementing the program.
Section 59-53-2050. A person may apply for a reduction in motorcycle insurance rates under the jurisdiction of the Insurance Commission upon proof of satisfactory completion of the program."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 11th day of June, 1990.