Bills Assigned to Keyword - Ethics (20)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 1/27/2021


H 3184 Makes numerous changes to the current state ethics law02.02.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment makes changes to the appointment and structure of the state Ethics Commission. It also provides new procedures for the investigation of ethics complaints against elected officials.01.20.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee last week. The subcommittee added the language from H3185 to this bill. H3185 adds a chapter in the current law that changes and expands penalties for ethics violations.01.14.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The subcommmittee added the language from H3185 to H3184.Summary of the bill as introduced: Reconstitutes the state ethics commission membership and their duties and responsibilities to receive complaints about members of the General Assembly.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 282 Status Date: 7/7/2016
Keywords: Ethics Week of 02.01.2016
Passed
H 3185 Creates a new section of the law entitled Ethics, Criminal Penalties01.14.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.Summary of the bill as introduced: Adds a chapter in the current law that changes and expands penalties for ethics violations.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Corley Status Date: 3/3/2015
Keywords: Ethics
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H 3186 Redefines certain terms regarding ethics and government accountability05.12.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment requires a listing of private sources of money, but does not require to list the amount of money.02.03.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Later in the day the full House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment was mostly technical, but it added language requiring filers to report money received by the filer’s immediate family, including money from a lobbyist principal and money received from a source funded by the entity with which the filer serves. 01.27.2015 The House Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill back to the subcommittee.01.21.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises the definition of "business with which he is associated" and revises the statements of economic interests form.
Sponsor: Kirkman Finlay House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 283 Status Date: 7/7/2016
Keywords: Ethics
Passed
H 3187 Revises the definition of a committee and campaign contribution05.12.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.20.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.14.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the definition of a committee and the campaign contribution of a committee related to campaigns.
Sponsor: Kirkman Finlay House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 5/14/2015
Keywords: Ethics
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H 3188 Makes changes to the current law on campaign contributions05.12.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment increases the campaign contribution limit.01.20.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.14.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits campaign contributions from certain noncandidate committees.
Sponsor: Kirkman Finlay House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 5/14/2015
Keywords: Elections Ethics
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H 3198 Requires public officials to recuse themselves from a matter that is a conflict of interest02.03.2015 The House Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill back to the subcommittee.01.28.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires public officials to recuse themselves at any time regarding a matter that is a conflict of interest is before the public body.
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Yow Status Date: 3/18/2015
Keywords: Ethics
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H 3201 Defines the functions paid for by a lobbyist principal that a General Assembly member can attendSummary of the bill as introduced: Changes the functions that a General Assembly member can attend that are paid for by a lobbyist principal.
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Ethics
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H 3227 Establishes the SC Commission on Ethics Enforcement and DisclosureSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a new ethics enforcement commission and makes numerous changes to the state ethics law.
Sponsor: Walton McLeod House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Ethics
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H 3237 Requires all public officials to receive special ethics instruction by the State Ethics CommissionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires all public officials elected to office after July 1, 2015, to receive special ethics instruction by the State Ethics Commission.
Sponsor: Joshua Putnam House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Felder Status Date: 1/15/2015
Keywords: Ethics
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H 3427 Requires certain elected officials to forfeit retirement benefitsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires any public official that is convicted of certain crimes prior to taking office to forfeit retirement benefits while in office.
Sponsor: Nathan Ballentine House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/27/2015
Keywords: Ethics Retirement
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H 3428 Requires public officials to forfeit retirement benefits if convicted of crimes in officeSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires public officials to forfeit retirement benefits if convicted of crimes that occured while in office.
Sponsor: Nathan Ballentine House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/27/2015
Keywords: Ethics Retirement
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H 3649 Requires the State Ethics Commission to develop and distribute information to local government officials and emplyeesSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the State Ethics Commission to develop, disseminate and publish on the commission's website a comprehensive ethics training curriculum for local government public employees, public members and public officials.
Sponsor: Jackie Hayes House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/12/2015
Keywords: Ethics
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H 3722 Makes changes to the state ethics lawsSummary of the bill as introduced: Makes changes to structure of the State Ethics Commission and the state's ethics laws.
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary Status Date: 3/11/2015
Keywords: Ethics
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H 3745 Allows ethics violation actions to be commenced until four years after leaving office03.03.2016 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee did not take action on the bill although it was on the agenda.05.06.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows ethics violations actions to be commenced until four years after a public official, public employee or public member leaves office.
Sponsor: Michael Sottile House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/3/2015
Keywords: Ethics Week of 02.29.2016
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S 0001 2015 Ethics Reform Act01.20.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee last week. The subcommittee's amendments did not make any changes that affect local governments.01.13.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments do not make changes that directly affect cities and towns.Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes numerous changes to the state's current ethics and campaign laws.   
Sponsor: Larry A. Martin House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Roll call Ayes-19 Nays-24 Status Date: 2/11/2015
Keywords: Ethics
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S 0014 Makes changes to ethics and campaign finance lawsSummary of the bill as introduced: Makes numerous changes to the current ethics and campaign laws.
Sponsor: Luke A. Rankin House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 2/5/2015
Keywords: Elections Ethics
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S 0074 2015 Ethics Reform ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Makes numerous changes to the state's ethics and campaign laws.
Sponsor: George E. %26quot;Chip%26quot; Campsen III House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 2/5/2015
Keywords: Ethics
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S 0202 Makes various changes to the current state ethics lawsSummary of the bill as introduced: Makes numerous changes to the power and duties of the State Ethics Commission as well as other current ethics laws in the state.
Sponsor: Vincent Sheheen House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Ethics
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S 0203 Requires the State Ethics Commission to provide training programs on state ethics lawsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the State Ethics Commission to provide training programs on state ethics laws.
Sponsor: Vincent Sheheen House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Ethics
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S 0258 Includes members of and the governing bodies of municipalities in the definition of lobbyist Summary of the bill as introduced: Includes members of and the governing bodies of municipalities in the definition of lobbyist and lobbying.
Sponsor: Paul Thurmond House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Ethics
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