Current Status Bill Number:
3276Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970121Primary Sponsor: SimrillAll Sponsors: Simrill, Kirsh, Bailey, Bauer, Govan, Cave, Neal, Koon, Rodgers, J. Smith, Rice, Moody-Lawrence, Riser, Trotter, Stuart, Altman, Maddox, Young and MullenDrafted Document Number: gjk\23213sd.97Companion Bill Number: 203Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee 26 HLCISubject: Passenger vans operated by Blind Federation, motor vehicle insurance coverage provisions; Handicapped
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970121 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-77-114 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PASSENGER VANS OWNED OR OPERATED BY LOCAL CHAPTERS OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF SOUTH CAROLINA MUST BE INSURED FOR CERTAIN MINIMUM AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COVERAGES, AND REQUIRE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE TO ENFORCE THESE PROVISIONS BY APPROPRIATE REGULATIONS, RULINGS, OR ORDERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 38-77-114. Every passenger van owned or operated by any local chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina must be insured for minimum automobile insurance coverages at the same standard rates as any comparable fifteen passenger church bus.
The Director of the Department of Insurance shall enforce the provisions of this section by appropriate regulations, rulings, or orders."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.