SC S0510 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 29-15)
Status: Engrossed on March 3 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-03-04 - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
Pending: House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]


Amend Section 56-15-10 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Definitions For The Regulation Of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Distributors, And Dealers, To Amend And Add Definitions, To Amend Article 1, Chapter 15, Title 56 Of The 1976 Code By Adding Section 56-15-35, To Provide For How A Franchisor, Manufacturer, Distributor, Or A Third Party Affiliate Must Handle Consumer Data; To Amend Section 56-15-40 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Specific Acts Deemed Unfair Methods Of Competition And Unfair Or Deceptive Acts Or Practices, To Amend A Violation For Taking Any Adverse Action Against A Dealer For Offering Or Declining To Offer Promotions, Service Contracts, Debt Cancellation Agreements, Maintenance Agreements, Or Other Similar Products; And To Add And Provide For Additional Violations; To Amend Section 56-15-45(a)(3) And (d) Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Ownership, Operation Or Control Of Competing Dealerships By Manufacturer Or Franchisor, To Provide For A Date Change, To Delete Qualifications For An Exemption, And To Add That A Manufacturer May Not Lease Of Enter Into A Subscription Agreement Except To A New Dealer Holding A Franchise In The Line Make That Includes The Vehicle; To Amend Section 56-15-46 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To The Notice Of Intent To Establish Or Relocate Competing Dealership, To Amend The Radius And Add A Time Requirement For Notice; To Amend Section 56-15-50 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To The Requirement That Manufacturers Must Specify Delivery And Preparation Obligations Of Dealers, Filing Of Copy Of Obligations, And Schedule Of Compensation, To Add A Provision For Indemnification; To Amend Section 56-15-60 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To The Fulfillment Of Warranty Agreements And A Dealers' Claims For Compensation, To Provide That It Is Unlawful For A New Motor Vehicle Manufacturer To Recover Any Portion Of Its Costs For Compensating Dealers For Recalls Or Warranty Parts And Service, Either By Reduction In The Amount Due To The Dealer, Or By Separate Charge, Surcharge, Or Other Imposition, To Provide For Compensation And A Compensation Schedule, To Provide Exclusions, To Prohibit A Manufacturer From Taking Certain Adverse Action Against A Dealer To Seeking To Obtain Compensation, To Provide For A Protest Procedure, To Provide For Claims And Violations, To Provide For Audits, And To Provide For Used Motor Vehicles; To Amend Section 56-15-65 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Requirements For A Change Of Location Or Alteration Of A Dealership, To Provide Additional Violations; To Amend Section 56-15-70 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Certain Unreasonable Restrictions On Dealers Or Franchisees That Are Unlawful, To Add Relocation; To Amend Section 56-15-75 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Requirements That The Dealer Refrain From Acquiring Another Line Of New Motor Vehicles, To Delete The Evidentiary Standard; To Amend Section 56-15-90 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To The Failure To Renew, Termination Or Restriction Of Transfer Of Franchise And Determining Reasonable Compensation For The Value Of A Dealership Franchise, To Expand Fair Market Value Considerations; To Amend Section 56-15-140 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Venue, And To Declare That Venue Is In State Courts In South Carolina Rather Than The State Of South Carolina.

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Regulations of motor vehicles manufacturers


Roll Calls

2021-03-02 - Senate - Senate: 2nd Reading (Y: 44 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2021-03-04HouseReferred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
2021-03-04HouseIntroduced and read first time
2021-03-03SenateRead third time and sent to House
2021-03-02SenateRoll call Ayes-44 Nays-0
2021-03-02SenateRead second time
2021-02-03SenateCommittee report: Favorable Transportation
2021-02-02SenateReferred to Committee on Transportation
2021-02-02SenateIntroduced and read first time

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
561510(n/a)See Bill Text
5615140(n/a)See Bill Text
561535(n/a)See Bill Text
561540(n/a)See Bill Text
561545(n/a)See Bill Text
561546(n/a)See Bill Text
561550(n/a)See Bill Text
561560(n/a)See Bill Text
561565(n/a)See Bill Text
561570(n/a)See Bill Text
561575(n/a)See Bill Text
561590(n/a)See Bill Text

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