Current Status Bill Number:
3761Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970401Primary Sponsor: MartinAll Sponsors: Martin, Cobb-Hunter, Sheheen, Rodgers, Cave, Woodrum, Allison, Hinson, Walker, McMahand, Stille, Neal, Moody-Lawrence, Miller, Kirsh, Lloyd, Littlejohn, Harvin, Askins and BarrettDrafted Document Number: kgh\15021ac.97Companion Bill Number: 699Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWSubject: Motor vehicle license plates, standard state plate required on rear bumper; special may be placed on front bumper
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970401 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-112 SO AS TO REQUIRE ALL VEHICLES TO HAVE A STANDARD STATE LICENSE PLATE ON THE REAR BUMPER OF THE VEHICLE AND TO PROVIDE THAT SPECIAL AND COMMEMORATIVE LICENSE PLATES MAY BE PLACED ONLY ON THE FRONT BUMPER OF A VEHICLE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-3-112. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all vehicles required to be licensed pursuant to this chapter must have a standard state license plate on the rear bumper of the vehicle, and special and commemorative license plates authorized pursuant to this chapter may be placed only on the front bumper of a vehicle.
For purposes of this section, 'standard state license plate' means the license plate issued by the Department of Transportation for all passenger vehicles and light weight pickup trucks at the regular fee for those vehicles."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.