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Sponsors: Reps. Elliott, Erickson and Bradley
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Introduced in the House on January 13, 2022
Introduced in the Senate on February 9, 2022
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation
Summary: Public Education: A Great Investment license plates
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/13/2022 House Introduced and read first time 1/13/2022 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 2/2/2022 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson, Bradley 2/3/2022 House Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 7) 2/8/2022 House Read second time (House Journal-page 15) 2/8/2022 House Roll call Yeas-112 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 15) 2/9/2022 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 10) 2/9/2022 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4) 2/9/2022 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 4)
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February 3, 2022
S. Printed 2/3/22--H.
Read the first time January 13, 2022.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 4797) to amend Section 56-3-5010, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the issuance of "Public Education: A Great Investment" motor vehicle, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
MERITA A. ALLISON for Committee.
Explanation of Fiscal Impact
This bill revises language regarding the purpose of "Public Education: A Great Investment" motor vehicle license plates by specifying that the revenue from the plates must be used to provide classroom technology, instead of computers, for public schools.
As of December 31, 2021, there were 3,542 of the "Public Education: A Great Investment" license plates in existence. The current biennial registration fee is $54. Of this amount, $20 is placed in a special "Public Education: A Great Investment Fund" that is currently administered by the State Department of Education for use in the classroom, and the remaining $34 is distributed to the school district or a school chosen by the license plate purchaser. Funds must be used according to the provisions of the bill.
The bill does not operationally or fiscally impact DMV, and, therefore, it does not have an expenditure impact.
Frank A. Rainwater, Executive Director
Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office
TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-5010, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF "PUBLIC EDUCATION: A GREAT INVESTMENT" MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE REVISED PURPOSE OF ISSUANCE OF THE LICENSE PLATES IS TO ESTABLISH A FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-3-5010 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-3-5010. The Department of Motor Vehicles may issue a special commemorative 'Public Education: A Great Investment' motor vehicle license plate to establish a special fund to be used by the Department of Education for the purpose of providing
computers classroom technology to the public schools. The biennial fee for the commemorative license plate is fifty-four dollars, and of this amount, twenty dollars must be placed in a special 'Public Education: A Great Investment Fund' established within and administered by the Department of Education to purchase computers classroom technology for use in the classroom and thirty-four dollars must be distributed to the school district or a school chosen by the license plate purchaser to be used to purchase computers classroom technology for use in the classroom. The Department of Motor Vehicles shall report to the Department of Education the school district and the school chosen by the license plate purchaser to which the funds must be distributed. The Department of Education shall distribute funds to the district for further distribution to the schools chosen by the license plate purchasers. The commemorative plate must be of the same size and general design of regular motor vehicle license plates and must be imprinted with the words 'Public Education: A Great Investment'. The plates must be issued or revalidated for a biennial period which expires twenty-four months from the month they are issued."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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