119th Session, 2011-2012
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Sponsors: Reps. Rutherford and G.R. Smith
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Introduced in the House on January 11, 2011
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Speed limits
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1520, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMITS ALLOWABLE ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS, AND PENALTIES FOR TRAVELING AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN THE SPEED LIMIT, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATE PENALTY FOR DRIVING IN EXCESS OF THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT BUT NOT IN EXCESS OF TEN MILES AN HOUR AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE FINE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-1520(G)(1) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(1) in excess of the above posted limit but not in excess of ten miles an hour by a fine of not less than fifteen dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars, or a fine of one hundred fifty dollars on a warning ticket that is a no point violation that is not reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles. One-half of this fine must be placed in the state's general fund, and the remaining one-half of this fine must be retained by the local governmental body that issued the warning ticket;"
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.