Bills Assigned to Keyword - Week of 02.29.2016 (11)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/9/2020


H 3054 Urges local governments to assist the homeless in light of the economy and weather conditions04.14.2016 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.03.2016 A Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Urges federal, state and local governments along with churches and neighborhood associations to accelerate their efforts to assist the homeless in light of the nation's economy and adverse weather conditions.
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Adopted, returned to House with concurrence Status Date: 4/26/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 02.29.2016 Week of 04.11.2016
Passed
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 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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H 4875 Changes language in current law to conform to the previously adopted restructuring bill03.08.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.03.2016 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes a section of the bill that was questioned by the Treasurer. Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes language in current law to conform to the restructuring bill.
Sponsor: Weston Newton House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 3/17/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.29.2016 Week of 03.07.2016
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H 4944 Removes a municipality's authority not to conduct general elections05.24.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.01.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.24.2016 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a municipality to conduct general elections even when only one person has filed for the office and no person has declared as a write-in candidate.
Sponsor: Laurie Funderburk House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 Status Date: 6/2/2016
Keywords: Elections Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.22.2016 Week of 02.29.2016 Week of 05.23.2016
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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
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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
Priority
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
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S 0233 Defines public prayer as a prayer or invocation05.19.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.05.18.2016 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.22.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the General Assembly from being subject to the bill and removes a “member of the public body” as being eligible to serve as the body’s chaplain.03.15.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.01.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.25.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Defines a public prayer in open meetings of deliberative bodies as a prayer or invocation and makes other changes to the SC Public Invocation Act to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Town of Greece, NY vs. Galloway (2014) case.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 198 Status Date: 6/9/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 02.22.2016 Week of 02.29.2016 Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
Passed
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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