Pending/Failed license plates

period 1/1/1977 - 5/09/2017

Official, Boards/Commissions and Military

Veteran's may retain old plate as a memento
1/13/1987 (SB75)

single plate to former Senate President Pro Tempore, Rembert C. Dennis
12/13/1989 (HB3593)

Special-Purpose District Commissioners
12/13/1989 (HB3694)
2/9/1995 (HB3569)
3/16/1999 (SB612)

Civil Air Patrol
1/8/1991 (SB21)
4/6/1993 (SB640)
4/9/1996 (SB1344)

General William C. Westmoreland
1/21/1992 (SB1173)

Selective Service Board
5/21/1992 (HB4297)
1/13/1994 (HB3098)

Pilotage Commission
5/3/1994 (SB1254)
3/25/1995 (SB288)

1/14/2003 (SB11)

regional Tourism Commissioners
1/19/1995 (HB3322)

Coast Guard Auxiliary
3/28/1995 (SB524)

Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities board members
4/22/1997 (HB4050)

Violence Prevention Authority
1/20/1999 (HB3309)
3/9/2000 (SB145)
2/1/2001 (HB3431)

GLEAMNS Human Resources
6/1/2006 (HB 4515)
4/25/2007 (HB3995)
Greenwood, Laurens, Edgefield, Aiken, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda Counties

Storm Eye Institute (directors and staff only)
4/28/2008 (SB773)

"Bronze Star with Valor"
1/28/2009 (SB338)

Iraq Veterans; Afghanistan Veterans
5/6/2015 (HB4136)

Bronze Star and Silver Star for motorcycles
2/3/2016 (SB1057)

Hearing Impaired
1/10/2017 (SB195)
2/26/2019 (SB557) 

Persian Gulf War Veteran
3/6/2018 (HB4710)

Air Medal Combat Veteran
6/24/2020 (SB163)
1/30/2019 (HB3593)
1/26/2021 (HB3147***PENDING: Current Session***

Medal of Honor, Branch specific; Distinguished Service Cross, Branch specific; SC Medal of Valor; Soldier's Medal; Legion of Merit; Normandy Invasion Veteran; Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation Enduring Freedom; Air Medal; Blue Star Family (public); Veterans of Foreign Wars (public); American Legion (public); Marine Corps League (existing plate>make public); Chief Petty Officer (existing plate>make public) [short title: "various military types"]
3/11/2020 (HB5261) 
2/3/2021 (HB3095***PENDING: Current Session***
1/12/2021 (HB3040***PENDING: Current Session***

alter Sons of Confederate Veterans to remove logo
1/12/2021 (HB3091***PENDING: Current Session***

Standard Plates

slogan on standard plates "Nothing Could Be Finer"
2/5/1985 (HB2322)
this would become the slogan on Personalized in 1991

front and rear (pairs)
12/6/1976 (HB2013)
3/8/1977 (HB2599)
5/8/1985 (SB623)
1/12/1988 (HB3301)
2/23/1989 (SB433)
3/3/1993 (HB3602)

American Red Cross owned-vehicles
5/5/1988 (SB1494)

require Legislative approval of design
2/27/1990 (HB4739)

require County names
12/13/1989 (HB3513)
3/22/1994 (HB4317)

slogan on standard plates "The Motor State"
4/1/1997 (HB3796)


High School or College/University booster clubs
5/17/1983 (SB153)

county or region specific
4/28/1994 (SB649)

out-of-state Colleges and Universities
4/28/1994 (SB855)
2/8/1995 (SB473)
5/20/1999 (SB846)
*superseded by non-profit organization provision

Organ Transplant recipients
1/9/1996 (SB965 and HB4314)
3/6/1996 (SB1227)

Girl Scouts
1/10/1996 (SB999)
1/23/1996 (HB4481)

Coastal Improvement Fund
3/13/1996 (SB1249)

Lake Murray
3/4/1997 (HB3589)

Animal Abuse Prevention
3/22/2001 (HB3782)

Sertoma International
6/7/2001 (HB3920)

"Project Pet"
1/15/2002 (SB743)
later became "No More Homeless Pets"

Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Fund
3/5/2002 (HB1088)
4/2/2003 (SB545)

Law Enforcement Supporter
4/2/2003 (SB551)

Harley Davidson Owners
4/16/2003 (SB623)

Choose Death
1/14/2003 (HB3285)
1/26/2005 (SB350)

"Choose Life" and "Choose Abortion"
1/26/2005 (HB3382)

"Choose Life" and "Pro Choice"
1/25/2005 (SB329)

"School Choice - The Right Choice"
1/25/2005 (SB330)

State Museum
1/30/2008 (HB4610)

Delta Waterfowl
4/29/2015 (HB3549)

NFL teams
5/6/2015 (HB4137)
1/10/2017 (HB3267)

Motorcycle Awareness
1/27/2016 (SB1031)

United States Submarine Veterans, Inc
2/2/2016 (HB4796)

Fallen Officer
1/14/2020 (HB4742) 


County Sheriff and County Coroner
5/25/1999 (SB859)
1/10/2001 (SB109)

County Coroner, County Auditor and County Treasurer
6/1/1999 (HB4202)


School Bus not to contain more than 3 characters
1/21/1982 (HB3443)
4/5/1983 (HB2803)
3/24/1987 (HB2506)
2/21/1989 (HB3308)
2/26/1991 (HB3454)
4/14/1993 (HB4096)

car rental companies
1/17/1989 (HB3231)

Repair Test-Driving
4/30/2008 (SB1344)

Medium Speed Vehicle
2/12/2009 (SB419)