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Bill Number: 3062 Ratification Number: 161 Act Number 104 Introducing Body: House Subject: Relating to environmental protection and conservation
(A104, R161, H3062)
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 48, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION, BY ADDING CHAPTER 53 SO AS TO REQUIRE ALL VEHICLES WHICH TRANSPORT LITTER TO PROVIDE A MEANS OF COVERING THE VEHICLE TO PREVENT LITTER FROM DROPPING, SIFTING, LEAKING, OR OTHERWISE ESCAPING FROM THE VEHICLE AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR VIOLATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Transportation of litter
SECTION 1. Title 48 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Transportation of Litter
Section 48-53-10. As used in this chapter:
(1) 'Litter' means all waste material including, but not limited to, bottles, glass, crockery, cans, paper, plastic, rubber, garbage, offal, waste building material at construction sites, disposable packages, or containers thrown or deposited as prohibited by the provisions of this chapter but not including the wastes of the primary processes of mining, logging, sawmilling, farming, or manufacturing.
(2) 'Vehicle' means every device capable of being moved upon a public highway and in, upon, or by which any persons or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, excepting devices moved by human or animal power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
Section 48-53-20. No vehicle which transports litter may be driven or moved on any highway unless the litter is secured by means of a covering which is fastened securely so as to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping from the vehicle.
Section 48-53-30. A person violating the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars for each offense."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.