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March 3, 2004
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Read the first time January 29, 2004.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 4649) to amend Section 56-5-765, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to investigations of traffic collisions involving a motor vehicle or motorcycle, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
JAMES H. HARRISON for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-765, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INVESTIGATIONS OF TRAFFIC COLLISIONS INVOLVING A MOTOR VEHICLE OR MOTORCYCLE OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "INVOLVED IN A TRAFFIC COLLISION", AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY INVESTIGATION THAT OCCURS AS A RESULT OF A COLLISION INVOLVING A POLICE VEHICLE MUST INCLUDE A FIELD INVESTIGATION TO IDENTIFY POSSIBLE WITNESSES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-765 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 277 of 2002, is further amended by adding at the end:
"(F) For the purposes of this section, 'involved in a traffic collision' includes any police vehicle involved in a police action when a collision occurs.
(G) Any investigation that occurs as a result of a collision involving a police vehicle must include a field investigation to identify possible witnesses, including witnesses not involved in the collision itself, but who may have witnessed the collision from an area separate from the collision site."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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