Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3293Ratification Number: 594Act Number: 479Primary Sponsor: BennettType of Legislation: GBSubject: Trucks, trailers; brake requirementsDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Jun 03, 1992Computer Document Number: BBM/9084.JMGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Jun 23, 1992Introduced Date: Jan 23, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Apr 16, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Jun 23, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 479Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Bennett Snow BruceType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3293 ------ Jun 23, 1992 Act No. 479 3293 ------ Jun 23, 1992 Signed by Governor 3293 ------ Jun 04, 1992 Ratified R 594 3293 Senate Jun 03, 1992 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3293 Senate Jun 02, 1992 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Wednesday, June 3, 1992 3293 Senate Jun 02, 1992 Recalled from Committee 15 3293 Senate Apr 22, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 15 referred to Committee 3293 House Apr 21, 1992 Read third time, sent to Senate 3293 House Apr 16, 1992 Amended, read second time 3293 House Apr 15, 1992 Debate adjourned until Thursday, April 16, 1992 3293 House Apr 15, 1992 Amended 3293 House Mar 31, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 21 with amendment 3293 House Jan 23, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A479, R594, H3293)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-4900, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES AND THE PROVISION THAT CERTAIN REGULATIONS AS TO BRAKES ARE INAPPLICABLE TO CERTAIN FARM TRAILERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SECTIONS 56-5-4850 TO 56-5-4900 DO NOT APPLY TO TRAILERS, NOT EXCEEDING TWELVE, RATHER THAN EIGHT, THOUSAND POUNDS GROSS WEIGHT, WHICH ARE PULLED BEHIND FARM TRACTORS OR TRUCKS AND USED IN THE TRANSPORTATION OF FARM PRODUCTS AND ARTICLES TO AND FROM FARMS, TO PROVIDE THAT FARM TRAILERS EXCEEDING EIGHT THOUSAND POUNDS GROSS WEIGHT, EXCLUDING GOOSENECK-TYPE TRAILERS, WHICH ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH BRAKES MUST BE PULLED BEHIND FARM TRACTORS OR BEHIND TRUCKS RATED BY THE MANUFACTURER AS HAVING A LOAD CAPACITY OF AT LEAST ONE TON AND HAVING AT LEAST FOUR WHEELS ON THE REAR AXLE, TO PROVIDE THAT TRAILERS SO PULLED WHEN PULLED BY A TRUCK, AND NOT A TRACTOR, MUST HAVE DISPLAYED ON THE REAR SIGNAL LAMPS IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 56-5-4730, AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL FARM TRAILERS MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH AND SHALL HAVE IN USE SAFETY CHAINS WHEN THE TRAILERS ARE USED TO HAUL FARM PRODUCTS AND ARTICLES ON THE ROADS, STREETS, OR HIGHWAYS OF THIS STATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Farm trailers, brakes; provisions added; etc.
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-4900 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-5-4900. Sections 56-5-4850 to 56-5-4900 do not apply to trailers, not exceeding twelve thousand pounds gross weight, which are pulled behind farm tractors or trucks and used in the transportation of farm products and articles to and from farms. However, farm trailers exceeding eight thousand pounds gross weight, excluding gooseneck-type trailers, which are not equipped with brakes must be pulled behind farm tractors or behind trucks rated by the manufacturer as having a load capacity of at least one ton and having at least four wheels on the rear axle. Trailers so pulled may not exceed a speed greater than twenty miles per hour and when pulled by a truck, and not a tractor, must have displayed on the rear signal lamps in accordance with Section 56-5-4730.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this section or of this chapter, all farm trailers must be equipped with and shall have in use safety chains when the trailers are used to haul farm products and articles on the roads, streets, or highways of this State."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 23rd day of June, 1992.