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4523Ratification Number: 234Act Number: 232Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000201Primary Sponsor: StilleAll Sponsors: Stille, Townsend and CarnellDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22475cm00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000211Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000225Subject: Trailers, semitrailers; trucks, Motor Vehicles; temporary license plates and registration cards to manufacturers ofHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20000331 Act No. A232 ------ 20000225 Signed by Governor ------ 20000223 Ratified R234 Senate 20000211 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 20000210 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20000211 Senate 20000210 Recalled from Committee 15 ST Senate 20000203 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee House 20000203 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20000202 Read second time ------ 20000202 Scrivener's error corrected House 20000201 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on February 1, 2000 - Word format Revised on February 2, 2000 - Word format Revised on February 10, 2000 - Word format
(A232, R234, H4523)
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING ARTICLE 32 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF AND A TWENTY-DOLLAR FEE FOR TEMPORARY LICENSE PLATES AND REGISTRATION CARDS TO MANUFACTURERS OF TRAILERS AND SEMI-TRAILERS WHO IN TURN MAY ISSUE THEM FOR TRAILERS AND SEMI-TRAILERS BEING MOVED FROM THE MANUFACTURER'S PLACE OF BUSINESS TO A DEALER OR PURCHASER'S PLACE OF BUSINESS, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Temporary license plates and registration cards
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 56-3-2900. Upon request the department shall provide temporary license plates and registration cards designed by the department to manufacturers in South Carolina who produce trailers or semi-trailers and who apply for these plates and cards. The fee for each set of license plates and registration cards is twenty dollars. Applications for these license plates and registration cards must be made to the department on forms prescribed and furnished by the department. The department shall issue temporary license plates and registration cards in blocks of up to one hundred per application. When a block of temporary license plates and registration cards is issued, the fee is equal to the number of sets of temporary license plates and registration cards in the block multiplied by twenty dollars. A manufacturer may issue a temporary license plate to a trailer or semi-trailer that is being moved from the manufacturer to the dealer's or purchaser's place of business.
Section 56-3-2910. Each manufacturer must maintain a permanent record of all temporary license plates and registration cards either delivered to it, issued by it, or both. In addition, each manufacturer shall maintain a permanent record of any other information pertaining to the receipt or the issuance of temporary license plates and registration cards that the department may require. Each record must be kept for a period of at least one year from the date of the latest entry on the record.
Section 56-3-2920. A manufacturer who issues a temporary license plate shall also prepare a temporary registration card upon a form prescribed and furnished by the department and must deliver it with the temporary plate to the owner of the trailer or semi-trailer.
Section 56-3-2930. It is unlawful for a manufacturer to issue a temporary plate or registration card containing a misstatement of fact, to knowingly insert false information upon the face of it, or to intentionally leave blank any required information.
Section 56-3-2940. A manufacturer who issues temporary plates shall insert clearly and indelibly on the face of each temporary license plate the date of issuance, the date of expiration, the make, and the identification number of the trailer or semi-trailer for which it is issued and any other information the department requires.
Section 56-3-2950. A temporary license plate must be used only on the trailer or semi-trailer for which it is issued and must not be transferred, loaned, or assigned to any other trailer or semi-trailer.
Section 56-3-2960. The temporary license plate and registration card is valid for thirty days from the date of issuance to the owner of the trailer or semi-trailer.
Section 56-3-2970. (A) A person who violates the provisions of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than thirty days. Each temporary license plate and registration card issued in violation of this article is a separate offense.
(B) Upon determining that a person has violated a provision of this article, the department may order any and all temporary plates and registration cards issued to the manufacturer be forfeited without refunding any fees, and may suspend or revoke the privilege of the manufacturer to obtain temporary plates.
Section 56-3-2980. If temporary license plates and registration cards are issued for a trailer or semi-trailer pursuant to this article, no other provisions of law of this State relating to temporary licensing and registration shall apply."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 23rd day of February, 2000.
Approved the 25th day of February, 2000.
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