H 3729

  • South Carolina House Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Mar 02, 2022
  • Passed House Mar 02, 2022
  • Passed Senate Apr 20, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Jun 17, 2022

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-11-760, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VEHICLES PARKED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT PERMISSION, THE TOWING AND SALES OF THE VEHICLES, AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING THIS SECTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE VEHICLES FOUND PARKED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WHICH ARE TOWED ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON ALLOWED STORAGE CHARGES; TO AMEND SECTION 29-15-10, RELATING TO REPAIR AND STORAGE LIENS, AND THE SALE OF STORAGE ARTICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE NOTICES TO OWNERS OF ARTICLES TO BE SOLD MUST BE MADE BY REGISTERED OR CERTIFIED MAIL, RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED, OR CERTIFIED MAIL WITH ELECTRONIC TRACKING, TO REVISE THE MAXIMUM PERIOD STORAGE CHARGES CAN ACCRUE BEFORE THE LOCATIONS OF THE ARTICLES ARE SENT TO THEIR OWNERS OR LIENHOLDERS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE NOTICES, TO PROVIDE THE STORAGE COSTS MAY BE CHARGED AFTER NOTICES ARE SENT, TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE TITLING FACILITIES MUST BE CONTACTED TO OBTAIN THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF OWNERS OR LIENHOLDERS OF ARTICLES BEFORE THEY ARE SOLD, TO REVISE THE METHOD MAGISTRATES MUST USE TO NOTIFY OWNERS AND LIENHOLDERS OF THEIR RIGHTS TO CLAIM PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF CERTAIN ARTICLES TO INCLUDE BY CERTIFIED MAIL WITH ELECTRONIC TRACKING; TO PROVIDE PERSONS WHO REPAIR OR FURNISH MATERIAL FOR REPAIRS TO ARTICLES MAY HOLD THE LICENSE TAGS OF VEHICLES UNTIL ALL TOWING AND STORAGE COSTS ALLOWED UNDER THIS SECTION ARE PAID UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5630, RELATING TO NOTICES THAT MUST BE PROVIDED TO REGISTERED OWNERS AND LIENHOLDERS OF ABANDONED AND STOLEN VEHICLES TAKEN INTO CUSTODY, COSTS IMPOSED FOR THE RELEASE OF THESE VEHICLES, AND COURT-ORDERED RESTITUTION THAT MAY BE IMPOSED ON PERSONS CONVICTED OF STEALING VEHICLES, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT LIMITS THE RECOVERY OF STORAGE COSTS FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES TO SIX DAYS, TO REVISE THE ALLOWABLE TYPES OF NOTIFICATIONS TO INCLUDE CERTIFIED MAIL WITH ELECTRONIC TRACKING, TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN ALLOWABLE STORAGE COSTS MAY BE RECOVERED, AND TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MUST INFORM OWNERS OF RECOVERED VEHICLES WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS AFTER VEHICLES ARE RECOVERED AND EXPLAIN THAT DAILY STORAGE CHARGES MAY BEGIN TO ACCRUE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5635, RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS DIRECTING VEHICLES TO BE TOWED, STORAGE PROCEDURES, NOTIFICATION PROVIDED TO OWNERS OF TOWED VEHICLES, AND THE DISPOSITION OF TOWED VEHICLES AND PERSONAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES CERTAIN PROPRIETORS, OWNERS, OR OPERATORS OF TOWING COMPANIES, STORAGE FACILITIES, GARAGES, OR REPAIR SHOPS WHO FAIL TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WITH LISTS DESCRIBING VEHICLES REMAINING IN THEIR POSSESSION MAY FORFEIT RECOVERY OF CERTAIN STORAGE FEES, TO REVISE THE TYPES OF NOTICES THESE FACILITIES MUST PROVIDE REGISTERED OWNERS AND LIENHOLDERS OF RECORD THAT THEIR VEHICLES HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY TO INCLUDE CERTIFIED MAIL WITH ELECTRONIC TRACKING, TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE, TO PROVIDE THESE FACILITIES MUST APPLY TO THE APPROPRIATE TITLING FACILITIES TO OBTAIN THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF OWNERS OR LIENHOLDERS OF VEHICLES BEFORE THEY ARE SOLD AND TO ADD ADDITIONAL FACILITIES TO THE LIST OF APPROPRIATE TITLING FACILITIES, AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT RELATES TO THE IMPOSITION AND RECOVERY OF CERTAIN STORAGE COSTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5640, RELATING TO THE SALE OF UNCLAIMED ABANDONED VEHICLES AND THE DISPOSITION OF SALES PROCEEDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN COSTS OF STORING VEHICLES THAT ACCRUED BEFORE CERTAIN NOTIFICATION OF THE LOCATION OF THE VEHICLE IS MAILED MAY BE CHARGED. - ratified title

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Jun 28, 2022

South Carolina Legislature

Effective date 06/17/22

South Carolina Legislature

Act No. 233

Jun 17, 2022

South Carolina Legislature

Signed By Governor

Jun 16, 2022

South Carolina Legislature

Ratified R 267

Jun 15, 2022

House

Ordered enrolled for ratification

May 12, 2022

House

Conference report received and adopted

Senate

Conference report received and adopted

House

Roll call Yeas-106 Nays-0

May 03, 2022

House

Conference committee appointed Wooten, Blackwell, Jefferson

Apr 28, 2022

Senate

Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Climer, Bright Matthews, Bennett

Apr 26, 2022

House

Non-concurrence in Senate amendment

South Carolina Legislature

Scrivener's error corrected

House

Roll call Yeas-0 Nays-107

Apr 20, 2022

South Carolina Legislature

Scrivener's error corrected

Senate

Read third time and returned to House with amendments

South Carolina Legislature

Scrivener's error corrected

Apr 19, 2022

Senate

Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-0

Senate

Committee Amendment Adopted

Senate

Amended

Senate

Read second time

Mar 21, 2022

South Carolina Legislature

Scrivener's error corrected

Mar 17, 2022

Senate

Committee report: Favorable with amendment Transportation

Mar 02, 2022

House

Read third time and sent to Senate

Senate

Referred to Committee on Transportation

Senate

Introduced and read first time

Mar 01, 2022

House

Amended

House

Roll call Yeas-102 Nays-0

House

Read second time

House

Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cogswell

Feb 28, 2022

South Carolina Legislature

Scrivener's error corrected

Feb 24, 2022

House

Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry

Jan 27, 2021

House

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

House

Introduced and read first time

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