~ March 13, 2014 ~
The Motorcycle Equal Access Bill passed its second reading in the South Carolina Senate by a unanimous vote. After the third reading, which is usually a formality, the bill will go to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. The bill amends the Code of South Carolina to prohibit the Department of Transportation from discriminating against motorcycles, motorcycle operators, or motorcycle passengers. One way it does this is by prohibiting motorcycles from being denied access to highways, bridges or transportation facilities that are maintained or have been constructed with public funds. Under this bill, cities, counties and towns will have to make reasonable accommodations for motorcycle parking in lots and garages that were built or are maintained in whole or in part with public funds. It is fundamentally unfair to deny motorcyclists access to public facilities which are maintained or were constructed with their tax dollars.
McGrath & Danielson
Tom McGrath's Motorcycle Law Group