2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 58 - Public Utilities, Services and Carriers
CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 58-1-10. Acceptance of free rides on railroads or telegraph frank by certain officials shall be unlawful.


SC Code § 58-1-10 (2013) What's This?

It shall be unlawful for any person, while a member of the Senate or of the House of Representatives, State or national, or any State or county official or judge of a court of record in this State to use any free pass, express or telegraph frank or complimentary ticket or to ride without paying the usual fare on any railroad in this State. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be liable to a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars or imprisonment not to exceed six months.

But nothing herein contained shall apply to the Commissioner of Agriculture nor to the use of a pass to ride without paying the usual fare on any railroad by an officer or employee, active or retired, of such railroad who has earned his pass through seniority and service to the railroad.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 58-4; 1952 Code Section 58-4; 1942 Code Section 1234; 1932 Code Section 1234; Cr. C. '22 Section 130; Cr. C. '12 Section 273; Cr. C. '02 Section 204; R. S. 190; 1891 (20) 1047; 1905 (24) 900; 1941 (42) 119; 1949 (46) 386.

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