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									                                   South Carolina General Assembly
                                       119th Session, 2011-2012

S. 1071

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senators Sheheen and Rose
Document Path: l:\council\bills\swb\5064cm12.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2012
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation

Summary: Cell phone restrictions


HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

    Date   Body Action Description with journal page number
 1/10/2012 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 38)
 1/10/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 38)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/10/2012
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 9                               A BILL
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11   TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
12   1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-55 SO AS TO PROVIDE
13   THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON WHO HOLDS A
14   BEGINNERS PERMIT OR A RESTRICTED DRIVER’S
15   LICENSE TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE USING A
16   CELLULAR TELEPHONE OR TEXT MESSAGING DEVICE,
17   AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF
18   THIS SECTION.
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20   Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South
21   Carolina:
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23   SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is
24   amended by adding:
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26     “Section 56-1-55.      (A) It is unlawful for a person who holds
27   a beginners permit or a restricted driver’s license to drive a motor
28   vehicle while using a cellular telephone or text messaging device.
29     (B) A person who violates a provision contained in this section
30   is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be
31   imprisoned not more than thirty days, or fined not more than five
32   hundred dollars, or both.”
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34   SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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