Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3596Ratification Number: 104Act Number: 52Primary Sponsor: R. SmithType of Legislation: GBSubject: Speed limit for school busesDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930429Computer Document Number: BBM/10284JM.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19930514Introduced Date: 19930302Date of Last Amendment: 19930421Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19930514Last History Type: Act No. 52Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: R. Smith StoneType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3596 ------ 19930514 Act No. 52 3596 ------ 19930514 Signed by Governor 3596 ------ 19930511 Ratified R 104 3596 Senate 19930429 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3596 Senate 19930428 Read second time 3596 Senate 19930427 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference 3596 House 19930422 Read third time, sent to Senate 3596 House 19930421 Amended, read second time 3596 House 19930413 Committee Report: Favorable 21 with amendment 3596 House 19930302 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A52, R104, H3596)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-67-515, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SPEED LIMIT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL BUSES AND EXCEPTIONS, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, PROVIDE THAT NO PUBLIC SCHOOL BUS MAY BE OPERATED IN THIS STATE IN EXCESS OF FORTY-FIVE, RATHER THAN THIRTY-FIVE, MILES AN HOUR, EXCEPT WHEN TRAVELING ON A HIGHWAY WITH A POSTED MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT ABOVE FIFTY-FIVE MILES AN HOUR OR EXCEPT UNDER CERTAIN OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES, DELETE CERTAIN LANGUAGE, AND PROVIDE THAT PUBLIC SCHOOL BUSES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE DEVICES TO GOVERN THE SPEED OR OPERATION OF THE VEHICLES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-67-525, RELATING TO THE SPEED LIMIT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL BUSES TRANSPORTING HANDICAPPED CHILDREN.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Maximum speed changed; etc.
SECTION 1. Section 59-67-515 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 351 of 1992, is amended to read:
"Section 59-67-515. No public school bus may be operated in this State in excess of forty-five miles an hour, except when traveling on a highway with a posted maximum speed limit above fifty-five miles an hour, or when traveling to and from special events which necessitate travel on interstate or state primary highways. Special event variances from the authorized speed limit for public school buses must be obtained by written authorization from the Department of Education. In no instance may the public school bus be authorized to exceed the speed of fifty-five miles an hour. Public school buses are not required to have devices to govern the speed or operation of the vehicles."
SECTION 2. Section 59-67-525 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 14th day of May, 1993.