Current Status Bill Number:
3697Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970320Primary Sponsor: HowardAll Sponsors: Howard, Knotts, Woodrum, Cobb-Hunter, J. Hines, Harrison, Gourdine, Kennedy, Neal, Quinn, McLeod, Scott, Whatley, Young, H. Brown, Moody-Lawrence, Martin, Littlejohn, Hinson, McMahand, Wilkes, Stuart, Stille, Leach, Lloyd, Inabinett, Canty, Byrd, Maddox, Harvin, Parks, Kirsh, Cave, Askins, Limehouse, Meacham, Tripp, Battle and FlemingDrafted Document Number: dka\4200cm.97Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWSubject: Motor vehicle license plates, name of county in which vehicle registered and taxes paid to be placed on
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970320 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1230, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE NAME OF THE COUNTY IN WHICH A VEHICLE IS REGISTERED AND PROPERTY TAXES ARE PAID TO BE PLACED ON LICENSE PLATES AND TO PROVIDE THAT LOGOS OR SLOGANS MUST NOT BE PLACED ON A LICENSE PLATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-3-1230(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 497 of 1994, is further amended to read:
"(A) A license plates plate must be at least six inches wide and not less than twelve inches in length and must show in bold characters the year of registration, the serial number, the full name or the abbreviation of the name of the State, the name of the county in which the vehicle is registered and property taxes are paid, and other distinctive markings the department may consider advisable to indicate the class of the weight of the vehicle for which the license plate was issued. A logo or slogan must not be placed on a license plate. The plate must be of a strength and quality to provide a minimum service of five years. A new license plate including personalized and special plates must be provided by the department at intervals the department considers appropriate. A license plates plate issued for vehicles a vehicle in excess of twenty-six thousand pounds must be issued biennially, and no revalidation sticker may be issued for the plates. A license plates plate issued as permanent may be revalidated and replaced at intervals determined by the department."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.