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Bill Number: 284 Ratification Number: 175 Act Number 113 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Relating to permanent licensing of a semitrailer
(A113, R175, S284)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-785, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERMANENT LICENSING OF A SEMITRAILER, SO AS TO PROVIDE A FEE OF SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS FOR THE PERMANENT LICENSING OF EACH INDIVIDUAL SEMITRAILER, REGULAR TRAILER, AND UTILITY TRAILER AND CERTAIN CHASSIS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE FEE AND FOR REPORTS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Permanent licensing of certain vehicles
SECTION 1. Section 56-3-785 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-3-785. (A) Upon proper application, the department may issue a registration and license plate on a permanent basis for semitrailers, regular trailers, and utility trailers.
(B) The fee for the license is seventy-five dollars for each semitrailer, regular trailer, and utility trailer, and is not transferable. The fee must be paid in one sum. After the initial issuance of the license the owner shall remit annually to the department on a form furnished by the department a report of the units still in use and units which must be deleted and return the licenses issued to the units no longer in use. Failure to furnish required forms by the due date established by the department results in a fine not to exceed fifty dollars. A permanent license may be purchased for chassis, specially constructed to transport international shipping containers, without being required to furnish a South Carolina address if the chassis is not for domicile.
(C) The license plate must be the same size of regular license plates and design as specified by the department."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.