Current Status Bill Number:
836Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980114Primary Sponsor: PeelerAll Sponsors: Peeler, Reese and RybergDrafted Document Number: gjk\20905sd.98Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Motor vehicle driver license, registration, plates; surveillance cameras used by Public Safety Department to video
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980114 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Senate 19971117 Prefiled, referred to Committee 11 SJView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-6-96 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING JULY 1, 1998, ALL OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY WHERE THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS ADMITTED FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING DRIVERS' LICENSES OR PERMITS, MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSE PLATES, OR TITLES TO MOTOR VEHICLES MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS WHICH PROVIDE A VIDEO RECORD OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT OCCUR WITHIN THAT OFFICE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THESE VIDEO RECORDS MUST BE MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 23-6-96. Beginning July 1, 1998, all offices of the Department of Public Safety where the general public is admitted for the purpose of obtaining drivers' licenses or permits, motor vehicle registration and license plates, or titles to motor vehicles must be equipped with surveillance cameras which provide a video record of the activities that occur within that office. These video records must be maintained by the department for a period of three years."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.