S.908, the Carolina Squat bill, PASSED!!! Your emails and calls worked! This bill was sponsored by Senator Rankin of Horry. It will soon be illegal to dangerously alter your vehicle's front and rear so the angle is unsafe to drive and see safely.
S.248, the Hands Free bill, moved at lightning speed at the start of session in January in the Senate and through committee. In February it struggled with an Objection on the Senate floor, but made it through by rare Special Order late February. By March 1, the Hands Free bill had successfully passed through the Senate and into the House - only because of windfall of voiced support. In the House, S.248 was sent to Judiciary committee, where PCC and partners continued to work to prioritize the bill. Rep. Rita Allison of Spartanburg passed a Resolution for Distracted Driving in the House towards that end. S.248 still awaits a subcommittee hearing in Judiciary near the end of session.
H.3120, the Trails Tax Incentive bill, acquired over 20 co-sponsors last year and made it through subcommittee. This year, it crossed from the House to the Senate just in time, after an attempt to stall it failed. It currently resides in the Senate Finance committee and awaits a hearing near the end of session.
S.245, the 3 Feet to Pass bill, sponsored by Senator Young of Aiken, was advanced by PCC last year, but an Objection was raised by a Senator who wanted to change the existing Safe Passing Law. PCC was unable to obtain resolution with the merits of this Objection. S.245 died when it did not make it through the Senate by the cross over deadline of April 10.
H.3050, Criminal Justice Reform, sponsored by Rep. Moss, establishes additional responsibilities to the Law Enforcement Training Council to develop curriculum and minimum standards. Additionally establishes a Compliance Division under the Council, which will inspect the relevant policies and procedures for every law enforcement agency in this State to ensure compliance with minimum standards. H.3050 was developed by the House Equitable Justice and Law Enforcement Reform committee and has broad support. H.3050 was amended May 3 in committee and awaits passage in the Senate now.