Current Status Bill Number:
686Ratification Number: 77Act Number: 42Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950329Primary Sponsor: Transportation Committee ST 15All Sponsors: Transportation CommitteeDrafted Document Number: dka\3846cm.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950504Date of Last Amendment: 19950426Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19950517Subject: Motor vehicle certificate of title
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950517 Act No. A42 ------ 19950517 Signed by Governor ------ 19950511 Ratified R77 Senate 19950504 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 19950427 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment House 19950426 Amended, read second time House 19950420 Committee report: Favorable 21 HEPW House 19950411 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Senate 19950406 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19950405 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19950329 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A42, R77, S686)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-21-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MISUSE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, REGISTRATION CARD, OR LICENSE PLATE, THE FAILURE TO DELIVER A MOTOR VEHICLE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE OR APPLICATION, AND FILING A FRAUDULENT APPLICATION FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE TITLE OR REGISTRATION, SO AS TO REVISE THE PERIOD A PERSON MUST DELIVER A MOTOR VEHICLE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE OR APPLICATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND TAXATION AND A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE TO A TRANSFEREE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-19-370, RELATING TO THE PROCEDURES FOR THE VOLUNTARY TRANSFER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE WHEN A DEALER PURCHASES A MOTOR VEHICLE FOR RESALE, SO AS TO REVISE THE PERIOD THE TRANSFER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE MUST BE COMPLETED TO AVOID SENDING THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Grace period increased
SECTION 1. Section 16-21-20 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 16-21-20. A person is guilty of a misdemeanor who:
(1) with fraudulent intent, permits another to use or have possession of a certificate of title, registration card, or license plate who is not entitled to it;
(2) wilfully fails to mail or deliver a certificate of title or application to the department within forty-five days after the time required by Chapter 19 of Title 56;
(3) wilfully fails to deliver to his transferee a certificate of title within forty-five days after the time required by Chapter 19 of Title 56; or
(4) commits a fraud in an application for a title or registration."
Grace period increased
SECTION 2. Section 56-19-370 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-19-370. If a dealer buys a vehicle and holds it for resale and procures the certificate of title from the owner within forty-five days after delivery to him of the vehicle, he need not send the certificate to the department, but, upon transferring the vehicle to another person other than by the creation of a security interest, promptly shall execute the assignment and warranty of title by a dealer, showing the names and addresses of the transferee and of any lienholder holding a security interest created or reserved at the time of the resale and the date of his security agreement, in the spaces provided on the certificate or as the department prescribes, and mail or deliver the certificate to the department with the transferee's application for a new certificate."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 17th day of May, 1995.