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A214, R238, S1111
Sponsors: Senators Peeler and Grooms
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11204dg16.docx
Introduced in the Senate on February 24, 2016
Introduced in the House on April 12, 2016
Passed by the General Assembly on May 25, 2016
Governor's Action: June 3, 2016, Signed
Summary: License plates
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/24/2016 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12) 2/24/2016 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 12) 3/17/2016 Senate Committee report: Favorable Transportation (Senate Journal-page 17) 3/23/2016 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 16) 3/23/2016 Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-3 (Senate Journal-page 16) 4/5/2016 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 10) 4/12/2016 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 13) 4/12/2016 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 13) 5/19/2016 House Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 7) 5/25/2016 House Read second time (House Journal-page 45) 5/25/2016 House Roll call Yeas-99 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 45) 5/25/2016 House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 13) 6/2/2016 Ratified R 238 6/3/2016 Signed By Governor 6/9/2016 Effective date 06/03/16 6/9/2016 Act No. 214
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(A214, R238, S1111)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-2332, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LICENSE PLATES FOR CERTAIN MANUFACTURERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE METHOD BY WHICH THE LICENSE PLATE FEE IS CALCULATED AND CREDITED; AND TO SET THE LICENSE PLATE FEE FOR 2017 AND 2018.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Manufacturer standard license plate for employee benefit program and testing, registration fee calculation
SECTION 1. Section 56-3-2332 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-3-2332. (A) Upon application and payment of the required fee, the Department of Motor Vehicles may issue a standard license plate to a manufacturer for vehicles it has manufactured and which are used in a benefit program for the manufacturer's employees or used by the manufacturer for testing, distribution, evaluation, and promotion.
(B) The annual registration fee provided for by this section is derived by computing the average price of the vehicle manufacturer's fleet times the property tax rates times the average millage for all purposes statewide for the preceding calendar year.
(C) The plates issued in connection with an employee benefit program may be used only on vehicles provided for the applicant's employees. In the application, the manufacturer shall notify the department in which county the employee assigned the vehicle resides. Twenty dollars of the fee must be credited to the general fund of the State and the remainder must be remitted to the county noted on the application. Amounts received by a county pursuant to this subsection must be credited to the accounts of taxing entities in the county as if it were a county property tax and are instead of state sales or use taxes. If the employee resides outside this State, the fee must be credited to the general fund of the State.
(D) The plates issued in connection with testing, distribution, evaluation, and promotion, not to exceed fifty plates, may be used only for those purposes. Twenty dollars of the fee must be credited to the general fund of the State and the remainder must be remitted to the county in which the principal facility of the manufacturer is located. Amounts received by a county pursuant to this subsection must be credited to the accounts of taxing entities in the county as if it were a county property tax and are instead of state sales or use taxes. The department may require the documentation it determines necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of this subsection.
(E) Before December thirty-first of each odd-numbered year, the manufacturer shall review the average price of its fleet and submit the cost to the Department of Revenue. The Department of Revenue shall determine the annual registration fee pursuant to subsection (B) and then notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of the adjusted fee amount, which is effective for the next two years."
Registration fee for 2017 and 2018
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding Section 56-3-2332(B), for 2017 and 2018, the annual registration fee for license plates issued pursuant to Section 56-3-2332 is seven hundred eighty-nine dollars.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 2nd day of June, 2016.
Approved the 3rd day of June, 2016.
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