Current Status Bill Number:
3121Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970114Primary Sponsor: KelleyAll Sponsors: Kelley and BauerDrafted Document Number: dka\3932cm.97Residing Body: SenateDate of Last Amendment: 19970312Subject: South Carolina: First in Golf license plates; motor vehicles
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980513 Read second time Senate 19970515 Recalled from Committee, 15 ST placed on the Calendar Senate 19970318 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee House 19970313 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970312 Amended, read second time House 19970311 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19970312 House 19970311 Amended House 19970227 Committee report: Favorable with 21 HEPW amendment House 19970114 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee House 19970108 Prefiled, referred to Committee 21 HEPWView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
May 15, 1997
S. Printed 5/15/97--S.
Read the first time March 18, 1997.
TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING ARTICLE 51 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF "SOUTH CAROLINA: FIRST IN GOLF" LICENSE PLATES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISBURSEMENT OF THE FEES COLLECTED.
Whereas, a 1994 study by South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism reported that the state's economy gained more than $644 million from golf course operations alone from 1992-1993; and
Whereas, when expenditures for transportation, hotels, restaurants, and other related items are considered, the state's economy gained more than $1.5 billion from the sport of golf; and
Whereas, as the number one golf destination in the country, according to Golf Digest, South Carolina attracts visitors from throughout the world; and
Whereas, the state's golf course operations have created more than 14,000 full-time jobs with an annual payroll of more than $277 million, annual direct tax revenues of $5.7 million, and over $16.7 million in combined tax revenues. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 56-3-5200. The department may issue a special commemorative 'South Carolina: First In Golf' motor vehicle license plate to establish a special fund to be used by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to provide grants to promote the South Carolina Junior Golf Association.
The biennial fee for the commemorative license plate is seventy dollars. Twenty-four dollars of this amount must be deposited in the state general fund. Forty-six dollars of this amount must be placed in a special 'South Carolina: First In Golf' fund established within and administered by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to promote the South Carolina Junior Golf Association.
The commemorative plate must be of the same size and general design of a regular motor vehicle license plate and must be imprinted with the words 'South Carolina: First in Golf'. The plates must be issued or revalidated for a biennial period which expires twenty-four months from the month they are issued."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.