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3040Ratification Number: 39Act Number: 16Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990112Primary Sponsor: LittlejohnAll Sponsors: Littlejohn, McKay, Rodgers, BarfieldDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22061cm99.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19990325Date of Last Amendment: 19990217Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19990503Subject: Motor vehicle drivers licenses, certain foreign citizens with license may drive in state for five years, provisionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19990524 Act No. A16 ------ 19990503 Signed by Governor ------ 19990428 Ratified R39 Senate 19990325 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19990317 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19990311 Recalled from Committee, 15 ST Placed on the Calendar Senate 19990223 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee House 19990219 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19990218 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19990218 Read second time House 19990218 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Barfield House 19990217 Amended House 19990216 Committee report: Favorable with 21 HEPW amendment House 19990112 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee House 19981209 Prefiled, referred to Committee 21 HEPW Versions of This Bill Revised on February 16, 1999 - Word format Revised on February 17, 1999 - Word format Revised on February 18, 1999 - Word format Revised on March 11, 1999 - Word format
(A16, R39, H3040)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN A DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN CITIZENS OF A FOREIGN JURISDICTION WHOSE LICENSING PROCEDURE IS AT LEAST AS STRICT AS THIS STATE'S WHO HAVE A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE FROM THAT JURISDICTION MAY DRIVE IN THIS STATE FOR FIVE YEARS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Reciprocal driving privilege
SECTION 1. Section 56-1-30(6) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(6) A citizen of a foreign jurisdiction whose licensing procedure is at least as strict as South Carolina's, as determined by the department, who is at least eighteen years of age, who is employed in South Carolina, and who has a valid driver's license issued by that jurisdiction may drive in this State for five years if the foreign jurisdiction provides a reciprocal arrangement for South Carolina residents. The provisions of this item also shall apply to the dependents of foreign nationals who qualify under this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 28th day of April, 1999.
Approved the 3rd day of May, 1999.
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