Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3880Ratification Number: 313Act Number: 303Primary Sponsor: LanfordType of Legislation: GBSubject: Food vehiclesDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940209Computer Document Number: DKA/4213AL.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940302Introduced Date: 19930407Date of Last Amendment: 19930520Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940302Last History Type: Act No. 303Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: LanfordType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3880 ------ 19940302 Act No. 303 3880 ------ 19940302 Signed by Governor 3880 ------ 19940224 Ratified R 313 3880 Senate 19940209 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3880 Senate 19940208 Read second time 3880 Senate 19940203 Committee Report: Favorable 15 3880 Senate 19930525 Introduced, read first time, 15 referred to Committee 3880 House 19930521 Read third time, sent to Senate 3880 House 19930520 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, May 21, 1993 3880 House 19930511 Committee Report: Favorable 21 with amendment 3880 House 19930407 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A303, R313, H3880)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-4435 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MOTOR VEHICLE WHICH PERFORMS BUSINESS IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA FOR SELLING CERTAIN FOOD PRODUCTS MUST HAVE CERTAIN VEHICLE SAFETY EQUIPMENT, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Motor vehicles used in vending food require certain safety equipment
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-5-4435. A motor vehicle which performs business in a residential or abundant housing area and makes frequent or unscheduled stops for the purpose of vendor sales of frozen dairy products or other types of snack foods must be equipped with the following safety features:
(1) an audible alarm signal device when the vehicle is in reverse gear, but the signal must not emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound;
(2) signal lamps mounted on the front and on the rear as high and as widely spaced laterally as practicable, which are capable of displaying two alternately flashing red lights at the same level. These lights must have sufficient intensity to be visible at five hundred feet in normal sunlight;
(3) an extended mirror outside on both the right and left side of the vehicle to reflect to the driver a view of the street or highway for a distance of at least two hundred feet behind the vehicle;
(4) a rear mirror situated to provide the operator a view of the area immediately behind the vehicle; and
(5) a swing arm located on the front and rear of the vehicle that prohibits a person from walking directly in front of or behind the vehicle. The swing arm must be engaged when the vehicle is stopped for the purpose of vending products.
This section does not apply to a vehicle that delivers or distributes foods to commercial properties or construction sites only."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect six months after approval by the Governor.
Approved the 2nd day of March, 1994.