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456Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990203Primary Sponsor: LandAll Sponsors: LandDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\jcl\003moto.whb.docCompanion Bill Number: 3534Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWSubject: Motorcycles, handlebars; provision regulating height of deleted; Motor VehiclesHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000215 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Senate 20000210 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20000209 Read second time Senate 20000203 Committee report: Favorable 15 ST Senate 19990203 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on February 3, 2000 - Word format
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February 3, 2000
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Read the first time February 3, 1999.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 456), to amend Section 56-5-3650, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to certain equipment that must be maintained on a motorcycle, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
JOHN C. LAND, III, for Committee.
EXPLANATION OF IMPACT:
The Department of Public Safety states that there would be no financial impact to the General Fund of the State nor on federal and/or other funds.
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TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3650, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CERTAIN EQUIPMENT THAT MUST BE MAINTAINED ON A MOTORCYCLE, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT REGULATES THE HEIGHT OF MOTORCYCLE HANDLEBARS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-3650 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-5-3650. (a)
Any A motorcycle carrying a passenger, other than in a sidecar or enclosed cab, shall must be equipped with footrests for such the passenger.
No person shall operate any motorcycle with handlebars more than fifteen inches in height above that portion of the seat occupied by the operator.
(c) No A person shall not operate any a motorcycle unless it is equipped with a rear view rearview mirror which will afford the operator ample vision to the rear at all times."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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