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H 3247 - Makes several changes to the current law on mopeds

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: William Crosby (R)
Last Action: 5/31/2017 - Act No. 89
House Committee: EdPW
Senate Committee: Tran
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

02.08.2017 The House Education and Public Works Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
02.07.2017 The House Education and Public Works Transportation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.
01.25.2017 The House Education and Public Works Transportation subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.
01.18.2017 The House Education and Public Works Transportation subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Defines a moped as a cycle, defined as a motor vehicle, with or without pedals, to permit propulsion by human power, that travels on no more than three wheels in contact with the ground powered by gas, electricity, alternative fuel, or a hybrid combination.

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H*3247 (Rat #0099, Act #0089 of 2017) General Bill, By Crosby, Collins, Daning, Knight and Clemmons
Similar (S 0197, H 3884)
Summary: Mopeds
    AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE ISSUANCE OF DRIVERS' LICENSES, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF CERTAIN TERMS AND TO ADD THE TERMS "MOPED", "DAYLIGHT HOURS", AND "VEHICLE" AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-30, RELATING TO PERSONS EXEMPT FROM OBTAINING A DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "ARTICLE" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "CHAPTER"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-50, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A BEGINNER'S PERMIT, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISIONS THAT ALLOW A PERMIT HOLDER TO OPERATE A MOPED AND REVISE THE TIME OF DAY AND CONDITIONS UPON WHICH A PERMITTEE MAY OPERATE A MOTORCYCLE, AND TO DELETE AN OBSOLETE PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-175, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A CONDITIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALLOWS A LICENSEE TO OPERATE A MOTOR SCOOTER OR LIGHT MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE, THE PROVISION THAT DEFINES THE TERM "DAYLIGHT HOURS", AND TO PROVIDE THE LOCATION THAT AN ACCOMPANYING DRIVER MUST BE SEATED WHEN THE LICENSEE IS OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE, MOTORCYCLE, OR MOPED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-180, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALLOWS A LICENSEE TO OPERATE A MOTOR SCOOTER OR LIGHT MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT DEFINES THE TERM "DAYLIGHT HOURS", TO PROVIDE THE LOCATION THAT AN ACCOMPANYING DRIVER MUST BE SEATED WHEN THE LICENSEE IS OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE, MOTORCYCLE, OR MOPED, AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS THAT AN UNACCOMPANIED LICENSEE MAY TRAVEL; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1710, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "MOPED", SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1720, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A MOPED, SO AS TO REVISE THE FORM OF LICENSURE A PERSON MUST POSSESS TO OPERATE A MOPED, AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROHIBITS THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM ISSUING A BEGINNER'S PERMIT OR A SPECIAL RESTRICTED LICENSE TO CERTAIN PERSONS CONVICTED OF A MOPED VIOLATION FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1730, RELATING TO THE ELIGIBILITY TO OBTAIN, SUSPENSION OF, AND REVOCATION OF A MOPED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-2-2740, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND PROPERTY TAXES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT VALIDATION DECALS MUST NOT BE ISSUED TO VEHICLES THAT DO NOT REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES; BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 2, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION, TITLING, AND LICENSING OF MOPEDS, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE, TO REGULATE THE OPERATION OF A MOPED, AND TO REGULATE THE SALE OF A MOPED; BY ADDING ARTICLE 4 TO CHAPTER 2, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF CHAPTER 2, TITLE 56; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-20, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-200, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF A VEHICLE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE IS NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER A MOPED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-250, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE ONCE ALL LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES ARE PAID, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO A MOPED, AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-3-630, AS AMENDED, AND 56-3-760, BOTH RELATING TO VEHICLES, CLASSIFIED AS PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES AND THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "MOPED", AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-5-120 AND 56-5-130, RELATING TO THE TERMS "VEHICLE" AND "MOTOR VEHICLE" AND THEIR DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO DELETE BOTH PROVISIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-140, RELATING TO THE TERM "MOTORCYCLE" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-150, RELATING TO THE TERM "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-155, RELATING TO THE TERM "MOTORCYCLE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-165, RELATING TO THE TERM "MOPED" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-361, RELATING TO THE TERM "PASSENGER CAR" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLES" AND ADD THE TERM "MOPEDS"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-410, RELATING TO THE TERM "OWNER" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1550, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1555, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A MOPED, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-4450, RELATING TO DISPLAY OF LIGHTS BY A VEHICLE DURING CERTAIN TIMES OF DAY, SO AS TO DELETE AN OBSOLETE PROVISION AND MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-9-110, RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT TO CERTAIN ACCIDENTS OR JUDGMENTS, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-15-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE REGULATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND DEALERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "MOTOR VEHICLE" TO EXCLUDE MOPEDS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-16-10, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE REGULATION OF MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS, AND WHOLESALERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "MOTORCYCLE" AND REVISE THE TYPE OF VEHICLES REGULATED BY THIS CHAPTER; TO AMEND SECTION 56-19-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE PROTECTION OF TITLES TO AND INTERESTS IN MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-19-220, RELATING TO VEHICLES THAT ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE AND TO ADD MOPEDS TO THE LIST OF EXEMPTED VEHICLES; TO AMEND SECTION 38-77-30, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERMS "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLES", "MOTOR SCOOTERS", AND "MOPEDS", AND TO PROVIDE THAT MOPEDS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE MOTOR VEHICLES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE COVERAGE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2941, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERSONS REQUIRED TO INSTALL IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES ON THEIR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO MOPEDS; AND TO REPEAL ARTICLE 30, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 56 RELATING TO MOPED REGULATIONS. - ratified title
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12/15/16House Prefiled
12/15/16House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works
01/10/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 127)
01/10/17House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 127)
01/11/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Daning (House Journal-page 43)
02/14/17House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 31)
02/15/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Knight
02/21/17House Requests for debate-Rep(s). JE Smith, White, Jefferson, Wheeler, Williams, Ott, Henegan, Gagnon, Ridgeway, Douglas, McEachern, Weeks, West, King, Thigpen, Bernstien, Davis, Clary, Anderson, S Rivers, Kirby, Crosby, Bennett, Cogswell, Hosey, Danning, Sottile, Mack, Gilliard, Forrester, Taylor, Allison, Govan, Pope (House Journal-page 21)
02/23/17House Debate adjourned until Tues., 2-28-17 (House Journal-page 17)
02/28/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Clemmons
02/28/17House Debate adjourned until Wed., 3-1-17 (House Journal-page 15)
03/07/17House Amended (House Journal-page 32)
03/07/17House Read second time (House Journal-page 32)
03/07/17House Roll call Yeas-75 Nays-29 (House Journal-page 67)
03/08/17House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 49)
03/08/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 13)
03/08/17Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 13)
03/10/17 Scrivener's error corrected
04/27/17Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 2)
04/27/17Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 2)
04/27/17Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 2)
05/02/17Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 22)
05/04/17House Debate adjourned until Tues., 5-9-17 (House Journal-page 45)
05/09/17House Senate amendment amended (House Journal-page 107)
05/09/17House Returned to the Senate (House Journal-page 107)
05/09/17House Roll call Yeas-97 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 141)
05/10/17Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment (Senate Journal-page 71)
05/10/17House House insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Reps. Daning, Crosby, Kirby (House Journal-page 49)
05/11/17Senate Conference committee appointed Hembree, Campbell, Johnson (Senate Journal-page 12)
05/11/17House Conference report adopted (House Journal-page 72)
05/11/17House Roll call Yeas-89 Nays-7 (House Journal-page 107)
05/11/17Senate Conference report received and adopted (Senate Journal-page 68)
05/11/17Senate Roll call Ayes-36 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 72)
05/11/17Senate Ordered enrolled for ratification (Senate Journal-page 111)
05/15/17 Ratified R 99
05/19/17 Signed By Governor
05/30/17 Effective date See Act
05/31/17 Act No. 89



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