Members of ABATE of South Carolina continue to work hard to make H3231 the law of the land in the Palmetto State. 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.
The bill, which was presented by Senator Grooms, was heard in the Senate Transportation Committee which he chairs. It unanimously received a favorable report. The bill now goes to the full Senate.
If you would like to voice your support for this bill to the members of the Senate, you may email them at the following link:
If you do email your support for this bill, please make sure to send an email to Senator Grooms thanking him for his efforts to pass this bill of importance to South Carolina motorcyclists.
McGrath & Danielson
Tom McGrath's Motorcycle Law Group