Current Status Bill Number:
3898Ratification Number: 279Act Number: 258Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950329Primary Sponsor: SharpeAll Sponsors: SharpeDrafted Document Number: BBM\10057BDW.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960228Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960401Subject: Watercraft, outboard motors; certificates of title
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960410 Act No. A258 ------ 19960401 Signed by Governor ------ 19960326 Ratified R279 Senate 19960228 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960227 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19960222 Committee report: Favorable 07 SFGF Senate 19950504 Introduced, read first time, 07 SFGF referred to Committee House 19950503 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950502 Read second time House 19950426 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 19950502 House 19950419 Committee report: Favorable 20 HANR House 19950329 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A258, R279, H3898)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-23-60, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CERTIFICATES OF TITLE FOR WATERCRAFT AND OUTBOARD MOTORS, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATES BE SWORN TO BEFORE NOTARY PUBLICS OR OTHER APPROPRIATE PERSONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Notary requirement deleted
SECTION 1. Section 50-23-60(A) of the 1976 Code, as amended by Act 128 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"(A) Every owner of a watercraft or outboard motor required to be titled under this chapter shall apply to the department within thirty days of the purchase date for a certificate of title for the watercraft or outboard motor accompanied by the required fee and on the appropriate forms prescribed and furnished by the department. The application must be signed by the owner and must contain:
(1) the purchaser's name, street and mailing addresses, and social security number;
(2) for watercraft, a description of the watercraft, including its make, model, year, length, the principal material used in construction, builder's hull number, defined in Section 50-23-170, and the manufacturer's engine serial number if an inboard; for an outboard motor, its make, model, year, horsepower, and manufacturer's serial number;
(3) the date of purchase by the applicant, the name and address of the person from whom the watercraft or outboard motor was acquired, and the names and addresses of persons having a security interest in the order of their priority;
(4) further information reasonably required by the department to enable it to determine whether the owner is entitled to a certificate of title and the existence or nonexistence of security interests in the watercraft or outboard motor."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 1st day of April, 1996.