Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3376Ratification Number: 74Act Number: 35Primary Sponsor: FelderType of Legislation: GBSubject: Cotton modular vehiclesDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Apr 16, 1991Computer Document Number: 3376Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Apr 24, 1991Introduced Date: Jan 31, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Mar 06, 1991Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Apr 24, 1991Last History Type: Act No. 35Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: FelderType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3376 ------ Apr 24, 1991 Act No. 35 3376 ------ Apr 24, 1991 Signed by Governor 3376 ------ Apr 18, 1991 Ratified R 74 3376 Senate Apr 16, 1991 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3376 Senate Apr 10, 1991 Read second time 3376 Senate Apr 09, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 15 3376 Senate Mar 12, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 15 referred to Committee 3376 House Mar 07, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3376 House Mar 06, 1991 Amended, read second time 3376 House Feb 28, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 21 with amendment 3376 House Jan 31, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A35, R74, H3376)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-4185 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO ISSUE AN OPEN END OR ANNUAL PERMIT FOR THE USE ON THE PUBLIC HIGHWAYS OF COTTON MODULAR VEHICLES, PROVIDE A FEE FOR THE PERMIT, AUTHORIZE REGULATIONS, CREATE A MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE, AND PROVIDE A PENALTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Cotton modular vehicles authorized
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-5-4185. Notwithstanding Section 56-5-4030 or any other provision of this chapter, the department shall issue, under terms and conditions as in its judgment are in the public interest for safety on the highways, an open end or annual permit for the use on the public highways of cotton modular vehicles. For the purposes of this section, `cotton modular vehicle' is defined as a single motor vehicle used only to transport seed cotton modules, cotton, or equipment used in the transporting or processing of cotton. This cotton modular vehicle must not exceed a width of one hundred seven inches and must not exceed a length of forty-six feet extreme overall dimensions and inclusive of front and rear bumpers and load. To be valid, the permit must be carried on the vehicle, and it is unlawful for any person to violate any provision, term, or condition of the permit. The fee for the permit is fifty dollars and authorizes the use of only one properly described cotton modular vehicle. The department may promulgate regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.
A person violating (1) the provisions of this section, (2) any provision, term, or condition of the permit, or (3) any regulation promulgated by the department pursuant to the authority of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined an amount not exceeding two hundred dollars or imprisoned for a term not exceeding thirty days."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 24th day of April, 1991.