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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 140 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE "POWERING THE PALMETTO STATE" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES HONORING SOUTH CAROLINA'S ELECTRICAL LINEMEN.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 56-3-14010. (A) The Department of Motor Vehicles may issue 'Powering the Palmetto State' special license plates to owners of private passenger-carrying motor vehicles as defined in Section 56-3-630, and motorcycles as defined in Section 56-3-20, registered in their names. The fee for each special license plate is the regular motor vehicle license fee set forth in Article 5, Chapter 3. The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc. shall submit to the department for its approval the proposed design it desires to be used for this special license plate honoring the work of South Carolina's electrical linemen.
Each special license plate must be of the same size and general design of regular motor vehicle license plates. Each special license plate must be issued or revalidated for a biennial period which expires twenty-four months from the month the special license plate is issued.
(B) The guidelines for the production, collection, and distribution of fees for a special license plate under this section must meet the requirements of Section 56-3-8100."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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