Bills Assigned to Keyword - Week of 02.08.2016 (18)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/9/2020


H 3031 Sets the minimum wage in the state02.10.2016 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.04.15.2015 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a political subdivision of the state from requiring a minimum wage that exceeds the one provided for in statute.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 02.08.2016
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H 3191 Creates the Office of Freedom of Information Act Review with in Administrative Law Court03.15.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. There was a minority report placed on the bill.03.01.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.16.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.09.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.03.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment provides that an appeal from the Administrative Law Court automatically halts the the FOIA production requirement. The amendment also clarifies that a public body has the ability to appeal an action to the Office of FOIA review, it adds greater flexibility to the final documentation production time and protects public bodies from FOIA requests that seek personal information for commercial solicitation.01.21.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee met and heard testimony on this bill but did not take action.05.20.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.05.13.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.05.06.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.10.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendments set attorney's fees, remove two hours of free time for records retrieval that was included in the previous versions, and specifies that the 30 day production deadline doesn't start running until the 25 percent deposit has been paid by the party submitting a request. 02.04.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the Office of Freedom of Information Act Review within Administrative Law Court and reduces the time in which a public body has to respond to requests from 15 days to ten days.
Sponsor: Weston Newton House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 3/17/2016
Keywords: FOIA Week of 01.18.2016 Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.15.2016 Week of 02.29.2016 Week of 03.14.2016
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H 3325 Uniform Partition of Heirs' Property Act03.01.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.16.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.09.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.02.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.01.28.2016A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment requires notice on partition provisions.05.05.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.21.2015 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.15.2015 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. As soon as the amendments are available, they will be posted here.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates procedures for a court to follow in determining the value of the property and factors for a court to consider for different types of partitions.
Sponsor: James Smith House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 153 Status Date: 5/2/2016
Keywords: Property Taxes Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.15.2016 Week of 02.29.2016
Passed
H 3545 Restructures the elements of the degrees of arson03.15.2016 A Conference Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes a provision that dealt with the Youthful Offender Act expungement. The conference report was later adopted by both the House and Senate. 02.10.2016 A Conference Committee met but did not take action on the bill.05.21.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.17.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.05.2015 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Restructures the elements of the degrees of arson.
Sponsor: Michael Gambrell House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 154 Status Date: 5/2/2016
Keywords: Fire Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 03.14.2016
Passed
H 3653 Allows law enforcement agencies to enter into a multijurisdictional task force agreement04.19.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment restricts political subdivisions from entering into mutual aid agreements for the sole purpose of "speed enforcement." 04.12.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.04.05.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.23.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment prohibits municipalities from entering into mutual aid agreements for the enforcement of municipal ordinances or for the sole purpose of speed enforcement.02.24.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.09.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment resolves a conflict between counties and sheriffs.02.04.2016 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows city and town councils to enter into multijurisdictional agreements once and let it stand until revoked rather than entering into an agreement each time it is needed. Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes a law enforcement agency to enter into mutual aid agreements or multi jurisdictional task force agreements with other law enforcement providers as may be necessary.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 222 Status Date: 6/9/2016
Keywords: Police Public Safety Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.22.2016 Week of 03.21.2016 Week of 04.04.2016 Week of 04.11.2016 Week of 04.18.2016
Passed
H 3972 Clarifies that a land use plan is not required to execute or record a deed02.16.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the requirement for a land plan but requires a plat before a subdivision is approved.02.11.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that a county may require a plat be recorded by the grantee along with the deed.05.19.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.05.13.2015 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that the submission of a land use plan is not a prerequisite and may not be required to record a deed.
Sponsor: Dwight Loftis House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 144 Status Date: 3/17/2016
Keywords: Planning/Zoning Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.15.2016
Passed
H 4555 Freedom of Employment Contract Act02.10.2016 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Repeals the law relating to South Carolina being a right to work state.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2016
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House Week of 02.08.2016
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H 4712 Classifies off-premise outdoor advertising signs as personal property04.05.2016 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.22.2016 The Senate Finance Property Taxation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment eliminates any loopholes for structures other than billboards.02.10.2016 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires both written and electronic notice to the assessor if a mistake is made.02.04.2016 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires written notification from property owners for 2014 and 2015 changes in assessments.Summary of the bill as introduced: Classifies off-premise outdoor advertising signs as personal property and requires an off-premise sign site to be taxed at its value that existed before the erection of the sign.
Sponsor: Brian White House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 167 Status Date: 5/6/2016
Keywords: Property Taxes Week of 01.18.2016 Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 03.21.2016 Week of 04.04.2016
Passed
H 4717 Creates the South Carolina Farm Aid Fund03.15.2016 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment makes the board an advisory board and dissolves in two years. It also requires the SC Department of Agriculture to use existing resources to administer the grants. 03.15.2016 The Senate Finance Natural Resources and Economic Development subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. 02.10.2016 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments require the governor’s declaration of a state of emergency to grant application eligibility and it adds that a grant must be used for agricultural production expenses and losses but not new equipment.01.28.2016 The House Ways and Means Revenue Policy subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment makes only technical changes.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates a fund to assist farmers who have suffered at least a 40 percent loss of agricultural commodities as a result of a natural disaster. 
Sponsor: Brian White House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 174 Status Date: 5/24/2016
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 01.18.2016 Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 03.14.2016
Passed
S 0163 Grants further duties to the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation to review charters of certain cities and towns04.12.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. There was also a minority report placed on the bill.04.05.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.22.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.15.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.01.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.16.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.10.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment lowers the population threshold from 300 to 150. The amendment also requires a 2/3 vote of the legislative delegation and a written statement alleging failure to provide services to trigger a review regardless of population.01.28.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires cities and towns whose population drops below 300 to show that it is maintaining municipal services at an adequate level to maintain its certificate of incorporation.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 5/31/2016
Keywords: Incorporation Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.15.2016 Week of 02.29.2016 Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 03.21.2016 Week of 04.04.2016 Week of 04.11.2016
Of Interest
S 0194 Dilapidated Buildings Act04.12.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill to the subcommittee.04.05.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.22.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.15.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.01.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.16.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.09.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.02.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.01.26.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.05.12.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda. 04.28.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.04.22.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment includes counties.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipality to bring a cause of action against the owner of property not in substantial compliance with municipal ordinances.  
Sponsor: Bradley Hutto House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Gregory, Thurmond Status Date: 1/30/2015
Keywords: Blight Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.15.2016 Week of 02.29.2016 Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 03.21.2016 Week of 04.04.2016 Week of 04.11.2016
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S 0220 Amends the Omnibus Crime Reduction and Sentencing Reform Act of 201003.15.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill to the subcommittee.03.01.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.16.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.09.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.02.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.01.26.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.05.21.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes numerous changes to the current law including restructuring the degrees of arson, prohibiting offenders from purchasing a firearm while on parole or probation, removing expungement for youthful offenders on the sexual offender registry and changing prison sentences.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Campsen, Hembree Status Date: 4/7/2015
Keywords: Courts Public Safety Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.15.2016 Week of 02.29.2016 Week of 03.14.2016
Of Interest
S 0255 Requires removal of arrest records on websites if the charges have been dismissed or discharged02.08.2016 The conference committee was granted free conference powers to change the bill. The final conference report expands expungement law to municipal ordinance offenses, among others. The bill also makes the new expungement availability retroactive to individuals who were previously denied expungement.01.21.2016 A conference committee met but did not take action on the bill. 05.05.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.30.2015 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment allows the records up for destruction to be retained beyond the statutory period if they are being used in an ongoing action.03.24.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment provides that for dismissed criminal offenses, including traffic offenses and local ordinance offenses, for which an individual was not fingerprinted are eligible for expungement.03.17.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over. 03.11.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee took no action although it was on the agenda. 03.10.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill back to the subcommittee03.03.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.24.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.17.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is written by Senate staff, it will be posted.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires removal of arrest records on websites within 30 days if the charges have been dismissed, discharged or the person is found not guilty.
Sponsor: Paul Thurmond House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 132 Status Date: 2/23/2016
Keywords: Courts Week of 01.18.2016 Week of 02.08.2016
Passed
S 0282 Makes several changes to the Tort Claims Act02.16.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill back to the subcommittee.02.09.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.02.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.01.26.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.05.12.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.04.28.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.04.21.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.04.14.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.19.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave his bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes several changes to the Tort Claims Act including changes to the medical malpractice language and defective product language.
Sponsor: Shane Massey House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Massey (ch), Coleman, Gregory Status Date: 2/20/2015
Keywords: Tort Reform Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.15.2016
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S 0289 Creates the offense of assault and battery on a law enforcement officer04.12.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill to the subcommittee.04.05.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.22.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.15.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.01.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.16.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.11.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that a person who illegally injures a law enforcement officer, EMS provider or firefighter commits the offense of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.
Sponsor: Thomas Alexander House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Corbin, Young Status Date: 3/20/2015
Keywords: Police Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.15.2016 Week of 02.29.2016 Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 03.21.2016 Week of 04.04.2016 Week of 04.11.2016
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S 0649 Requires all law enforcement agencies to have written policies regarding investigations of officer involved deaths02.16.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes all of the language in the bill and inserts language that requires development of written policies by the agency rather than the state. 02.09.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.02.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.01.26.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.05.12.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda. 04.30.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires all law enforcement agencies to have written polices regarding investigations of officer involved deaths.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 2/19/2016
Keywords: Police Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.15.2016
Of Interest
S 0868 Outlines procedures for the exercise of eminent domain by pipeline companies05.19.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.05.17.2016 The House Judiciary General and Family Laws subcommitee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the five year moratorium for the exercise of eminent domain by pipeline companies to “up to five years.” 02.09.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment restricts private companies that are not public utilities from exercising eminent domain.02.04.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment denies an unregulated privately-owned company the use of eminent domain to acquire property over which to run its utility lines. The amendment also creates a study committee. Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines procedures for the exercise of eminent domain by pipeline companies.
Sponsor: Thomas Young House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 205 Status Date: 6/9/2016
Keywords: Eminent Domain Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
Passed
S 1061 Requires coal combustion residuals to be placed in a Class 3 landfill02.16.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee referred this bill back to the subcommittee.02.10.2016 The Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment specifies that the solid waste referenced in the bill is commercial solid waste.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires coal combustion residuals that result from the production of electricity to be placed in a Class 3 landfill.
Sponsor: Larry Martin House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Rankin (ch), Hutto, Turner Status Date: 2/4/2016
Keywords: Electric Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.15.2016
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