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S 0679 - Prohibits a municipality from imposing a new licensing fee on businesses within its jurisdiction beginning on July 1, 2018

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Scott Talley
Last Action: 5/2/2017 - Referred to Committee on Finance
Senate Committee: Fin
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipality from imposing a new licensing fee on businesses within its jurisdiction beginning on July 1, 2018.

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S 0679 General Bill, By Talley
Summary: Licensing fees
    A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT, BY ADDING ARTICLE 26, TO PROVIDE THAT, BEGINNING ON JULY 1, 2018, A STATE AGENCY MAY NOT IMPOSE ANY NEW LICENSING FEE ON BUSINESSES WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION, TO PROVIDE THAT A STATE AGENCY THAT VIOLATES THIS SECTION IS BARRED FROM IMPOSING LICENSING FEES ON BUSINESSES WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION, TO PROVIDE THAT A STATE AGENCY MAY NOT IMPOSE ANY REGULATION ON A PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION BEYOND THOSE PROVIDED IN TITLE 40 OF THE 1976 CODE, AND TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS; TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO COUNTIES, BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 TO PROVIDE THAT, BEGINNING ON JULY 1, 2018, A COUNTY MAY NOT IMPOSE ANY NEW LICENSING FEE ON BUSINESSES WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION, TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY THAT VIOLATES THIS SECTION IS BARRED FROM IMPOSING LICENSING FEES ON BUSINESSES WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION, TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY MAY NOT IMPOSE ANY REGULATION ON A PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION BEYOND THOSE PROVIDED IN TITLE 40 OF THE 1976 CODE, AND TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 6 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS, BY ADDING ARTICLE 10, TO PROVIDE THAT, BEGINNING ON JULY 1, 2018, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION MAY NOT IMPOSE ANY NEW LICENSING FEE ON BUSINESSES WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION, TO PROVIDE THAT A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION THAT VIOLATES THIS SECTION IS BARRED FROM IMPOSING LICENSING FEES ON BUSINESSES WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION, TO PROVIDE THAT A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION MAY NOT IMPOSE ANY REGULATION ON A PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION BEYOND THOSE PROVIDED IN TITLE 40 OF THE 1976 CODE, AND TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS.
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05/02/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 13)
05/02/17Senate Referred to Committee on Finance (Senate Journal-page 13)



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Municipal Association of South Carolina
1411 Gervais St., PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803.799.9574, Fax: 803.933.1299, mail@masc.sc