H. 4691 Equal access bill

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1/27/2012 7:15:54 AM
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H. 4691 Equal access bill

 

All,

 Representative Todd Atwater filed an equal access bill which will prevent discrimination against motorcyclists in facilities constructed using public funds.  The bill is included below and has been referred to the Committee on Education and Public Works.  Please contact your representative as well as representatives on the Committee to let them know how important this bill is to us.  If we are successful, motorcyclists will no longer be denied access to the very facilities our tax dollars went to build.  I have included the contact information for each of the committee members below.  It would also be helpful if you could contact Representative Atwater, a member of ABATE, and let him know how much we appreciate his help in getting this bill introduced.  Todd’s email is:ToddAtwater@schouse.gov.

 

House Committee of Education and Public Works members:

Representative Phillip D. "Phil" Owens

Chairman, House Education and Public Works Committee

District 5 - Pickens County

Columbia Address

429 Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 734-3053

(864) 850-7070

 

Representative Don C. Bowen

District 8 - Anderson & Oconee Counties

Columbia Address

306C Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 734-3038

(864) 934-3272

 

Representative Eric J. Bikas

District 26 - Greenville & Pickens Counties

Columbia Address

434C Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 212-6892

(864) 246-6009

 

Representative Norman D. "Doug" Brannon

District 38 - Spartanburg County

Columbia Address

404D Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 212-6876

(864) 573-0048

 

Representative Joseph S. Daning

District 92 - Berkeley County

Columbia Address

310B Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 734-2951

 

Representative Harold Mitchell, Jr.

District 31 - Spartanburg County

Columbia Address

414C Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 734-6638

 

Representative Andrew S. "Andy" Patrick

District 123 - Beaufort County

Columbia Address

308A Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 212-6928

(843) 290-6606

 

Representative Tommy M. Stringer

District 18 - Greenville County

Columbia Address

312A Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 212-6881

(864) 877-9511

 

Representative Anne J. Thayer

District 9 - Anderson County

Columbia Address

436D Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 212-6889

(864) 940-1696

 

Representative James M. "Jimmy" Neal

District 44 - Lancaster County

Columbia Address

422C Blatt Bdlg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 734-2976

(803) 475-3533

 

Representative Todd K. Atwater

District 87 - Lexington County

Columbia Address

320D Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 212-6924

(803) 798-6207

 

Representative Lester P. Branham, Jr.

District 61 - Florence County

Columbia Address

314B Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 734-3002

(843) 374-8545

 

Representative Robert L. Brown

District 116 - Charleston & Colleton Counties

Columbia Address

330D Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 734-3170

(843) 889-6440

 

Representative Jerry N. Govan, Jr.

District 95 - Orangeburg County

Columbia Address

530C Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 734-3012

(803) 533-6402

 

Representative Ralph W. Norman

District 48 - York County

Columbia Address

404A Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29211

(803) 212-6888

(803) 366-8141

 

Representative Joshua A. Putnam

District 10 - Anderson County

Columbia Address

532D Blatt Office Building

(803) 212-6931

(864) 238-9431

 

Representative Bill Taylor

District 86 - Aiken County

Columbia Address

416D Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 212-6923

(803) 270-2012

 

Representative Mark N. Willis

District 16 - Greenville & Laurens Counties

Columbia Address

326B Blatt Bldg.

Columbia, 29201

(803) 212-6882

(864) 230-0135

H. 4691

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. Atwater
Document Path: l:\council\bills\swb\5107cm12.docx

Introduced in the House on January 26, 2012
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/26/2012  House   Introduced and read first time
   1/26/2012  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

View the latest legislative information at the LPITS web site

VERSIONS OF THIS BILL


 

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-1-90, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST MOTORCYCLES, MOTORCYCLE OPERATORS, OR MOTORCYCLE PASSENGERS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 57-1-90.    (A)    In formulating transportation policy, promulgating regulations, allocating funds, and planning, designing, constructing, equipping, operating and maintaining transportation facilities, no action of the South Carolina Transportation Commission, or the South Carolina Department of Transportation shall have the effect of discriminating against motorcycles, motorcycle operators, or motorcycle passengers. No regulation or action of the commission, or department shall have the effect of enacting a prohibition or imposing a requirement that applies only to motorcycles or motorcyclists, and the principal purpose of which is to restrict or inhibit access or motorcycles and motorcyclists to any highway, bridge, tunnel, or other transportation facility.

(B)    The provisions of this section shall apply also to transportation facilities and projects undertaken or operated by counties, cities, towns, and other political subdivisions of the State of South Carolina where public funds have been used in whole or in part to plan, design, construct, equip, operate, or maintain the facility or project."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. 

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