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H 3562 - Local Option School Operating Millage Property Tax Credit Act

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: William Herbkersman (R)
Last Action: 4/29/2015 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

04.22.2015 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
04.14.2015 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a county council with referendum approval to impose a one percent sales tax to use to provide a credit against property tax levied in the county for school operations.

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H 3562 General Bill, By Herbkersman, Newton, Erickson and Bradley
Summary: Local Option School Operating Millage Property Tax Credit Act
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 11 TO CHAPTER 10, TITLE 4 ENACTING THE "LOCAL OPTION SCHOOL OPERATING MILLAGE PROPERTY TAX CREDIT ACT" SO AS TO ALLOW A COUNTY GOVERNING BODY WITH REFERENDUM APPROVAL TO IMPOSE A ONE PERCENT SALES TAX THE REVENUE OF WHICH IS USED TO PROVIDE A CREDIT AGAINST PROPERTY TAX LEVIED IN THE COUNTY FOR SCHOOL OPERATIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REFERENDUM, THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE REVENUE, THE CALCULATION AND APPLICATION OF THE CREDIT AND THE ADJUSTMENT OF THE MILLAGE INCREASE CAP TO REFLECT ANNUAL GROWTH IN THIS REVENUE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE TAX MAY BE RESCINDED BY REFERENDUM INITIATED BY A PETITION OF FIFTEEN PERCENT OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE COUNTY OR BY ORDINANCE IF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY DETERMINES THAT CHANGES IN STATE LAW PROVIDING FOR THE FINANCING OF SCHOOL OPERATIONS MAKE THE ORIGINAL PURPOSE OF THE TAX IMPOSSIBLE TO ACCOMPLISH UNDER THE EXISTING LAW.
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02/11/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 7)
02/11/15House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 7)
04/23/15House Committee report: Favorable Ways and Means (House Journal-page 122)
04/28/15House Read second time (House Journal-page 123)
04/28/15House Roll call Yeas-65 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 123)
04/29/15House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 18)
04/29/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12)
04/29/15Senate Referred to Committee on Finance (Senate Journal-page 12)



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