Bills Assigned to Keyword - Week of 05.16.2016 (22)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/9/2020


H 4661 Outlines requirements for acceptable piping material for use in certain infrastructure projects05.17.2016 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee carried this bill over.04.20.2016 The House Labor,Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.19.2016 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment narrows the bill's applicability to construction, rebuild or repair bidding where state funds are used, and requires that the engineering practices and design requirements be determined by an "official engineer of the governmental agency."01.20.2016 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines requirements for acceptable piping material for use in certain infrastructure projects.
Sponsor: Michael Forrester House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 4/28/2016
Keywords: Utilities Week of 01.11.2016 Week of 01.18.2016 Week of 04.18.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
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H 4762 Revises the limitation on certain millage rate increases 05.17.2016 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.05.17.2016 The Senate Finance Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.04.19.2016 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.13.2016 The House Ways and Means Revenue Policy subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises the limitation on millage rate increases for the purchase of capital equipment and other expenditures in a county with a population of less than 100,000 people and has at least 40,000 acres of state or national forest land.
Sponsor: Michael Anthony House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 276 Status Date: 6/21/2016
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 04.11.2016 Week of 04.18.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
Passed
H 5078 Requires the Capital Projects Sales Tax Act to terminate on April 30 of an odd or even numbered year05.17.2016 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires a notice to be published six weeks before the referendum with the list of projects.05.17.2016 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.04.19.2016 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changes even year to any year.04.13.2016 The House Ways and Means Revenue Policy subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires all referenda to terminate in odd years.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Capital Projects Sales Tax Act to terminate on April 30 of an odd or even numbered year.
Sponsor: Brian White House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 250 Status Date: 6/14/2016
Keywords: Local Option Sales Tax Week of 03.07.2016 Week of 04.11.2016 Week of 04.18.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
Passed
S 0139 Prohibits local governments from moving the baseline seaward after a beach renourishment project05.19.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.05.17.2016 The House Judiciary General and Family Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.04.23.2015 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee recommitted this bill to the subcommittee.04.01.2015 The Senate Agricultural and Natural Resources Environmental subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.29.2015 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Environmental subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies technical language regarding golf course repair options.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits seaward movement of the baseline after July 1, 2015, and eliminates the right of local governments and landowners to petition the Administrative Law Court to move the baseline seaward upon completion of a beach renourishment project.
Sponsor: Raymond E. Cleary III House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 197 Status Date: 6/9/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 05.16.2016
Passed
S 0170 Obligates a retailer to be liable for the sales tax05.18.2016 The House Ways and Means Committee adjourned debate on this bill.05.04.2016 The House Ways and Means Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.17.2015 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.11.2015The Senate Finance Sales and Income Taxation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment makes the provisions of the bill effective on January 1, 2016 and deletes the distribution center exemption.Summary of the bill as introduced: Obligates a retailer to be liable for the sales tax or responsible for collecting and remitting the use tax if the retailer enters into an agreement with a resident of the state under which the resident refers potential customers.
Sponsor: Marlon Kimpson House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 5/12/2015
Keywords: Sales Taxes Week of 05.02.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
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S 0221 Continues the Sentencing Reform Oversight Committee until December 31, 202005.19.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.05.05.2016 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.05.21.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Summary of the bill as introduced: Continues the Sentencing Reform Oversight Committee until December 31, 2020.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 6/1/2016
Keywords: Courts Public Safety Week of 05.02.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
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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 0267 Changes the adjournment date of the SC General Assembly05.19.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.05.05.2016 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the adjournment date to the second Thursday in May subject to the call of the Speaker no later than current sine die to address matters in the traditional sine die resolution.01.26.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the date for mandatory adjournment of the General Assembly from the first Thursday in June to the first Thursday in May.
Sponsor: Thomas Young House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 199 Status Date: 6/9/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 05.02.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
Passed
S 0381 Allows terminated employees close to retirement to buy out remaining retirement time05.18.2016 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.05.05.2016 The House Ways and Means General Government, Personnel and Benefits subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.10.2015 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.03.2015 The Senate Finance Retirement and Employee Benefits subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment confirms the terminated employee who is a member of either SCRS or PORS has five days to purchase up to one year of service credit to make them eligible to retire.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows any public employee who is terminated within one year of full retirement to purchase the remaining time within five days of termination.
Sponsor: Katrina Shealy House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 202 Status Date: 6/9/2016
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 05.02.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
Passed
S 0460 Allows a taxpayer to receive tax bills in electronic form05.18.2016 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires liens to be made available online. The amendment further allows new owners of agricultural property to keep the agricultural assessment ratio. 05.04.2016 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is written, it will be posted in the tracking system.03.17.2015 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.10.2015 The Senate Finance Property Taxation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment clarifies that this is optional.Summary of the bill as introduced: Permits a county to allow a taxpayer the option to receive certain property tax bills and receipts in electronic form.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments Status Date: 6/1/2016
Keywords: Property Taxes Week of 05.02.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
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S 0626 Exempts 80 percent of the fair market value of property taxes on a renewable energy resource05.18.2016 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.05.17.2016 The House Ways and Means Revenue Policy subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment includes property owned by the Pinewood Site Custodial Trust as eligible for the income tax credit for certain solar energy property. 04.21.2016 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee carried this bill over.02.16.2016 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the effective date from 2015 to 2016.05.19.2015 The Senate Finance Committee carried this bill over.05.12.2015 The Senate Finance Property Taxation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. As soon as the amendment is available, it will be posted.Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts 80 percent of the fair market value of a renewable energy resource for 10 years.
Sponsor: Chauncey Gregory House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Returned to House with amendments Status Date: 6/2/2016
Keywords: Property Taxes Week of 02.15.2016 Week of 04.18.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
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S 0680 Provisions for Cost of Animal Care Act05.24.2016 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.05.18.2016 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.04.28.2016 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report. 04.07.2016 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Welfare Select subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments require payment for animal care only if a person is found guilty, give animal cruelty cases higher priority on court dockets and allow forfeiture of animal ownership.03.17.2016 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Welfare Select subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows the custodian of an animal taken into custody for civil or criminal violations by its owners to petition the court for expenses related to care of the animal.
Sponsor: Luke Rankin House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Recommitted to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 6/1/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 04.04.2016 Week of 04.25.2016 Week of 05.16.2016 Week of 05.23.2016
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S 0685 Regulates the practice of engineering and surveying in South Carolina05.19.2016 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows general contractors to call employees “project engineers” or “field engineers” without the employees being licensed as engineers.05.17.2016 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Real Estate subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.04.13.2016 A Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Summary of the bill as introduced: Regulates the practice of engineering and surveying in South Carolina.
Sponsor: Hugh Leatherman House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 259 Status Date: 6/16/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 04.11.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
Passed
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 0913 Includes police vehicle mounted video and audio recordings in the Freedom of Information Act05.19.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.05.18.2016 The House Judiciary Constiututional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes all of the language in S913 and replaces it with the language from H3191, the House bill that creates the Office of FOIA Review within the Administrative Law Court. 03.22.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.17.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment matches the language to the federal standard and allows the court to determine whether a video should be redacted or withheld if it includes last words.02.18.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.04.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Includes law enforcement vehicle-mounted video and audio recordings in the list of specific categories of information that is to be made public under the Freedom of Information Act.
Sponsor: Larry Martin House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Conference committee appointed Larry Martin, Hembree, Bright Matthews Status Date: 6/1/2016
Keywords: FOIA Senate Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.15.2016 Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 03.21.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
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S 0932 Revises an application deadline for property owned by certain members of the Armed Forces05.18.2016 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.05.04.2016 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.02.2016 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.26.2016 The Senate Finance Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises an application deadline for property owned by certain members of the Armed Forces related to property tax assessment ratios.
Sponsor: Sean Bennett House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 206 Status Date: 6/9/2016
Keywords: Property Taxes Senate Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 05.02.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
Passed
S 0946 Allows a civil citation to be issued for overtaking a school bus05.18.2016 The Senate Transportation Committee gave this bill a favorable report.05.17.2016 A Senate Transportation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.04.27.2016 The Senate Transportation Committee carried this bill over.04.21.2016 A Senate Transportation subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a civil citation to be issued to the registered owner of a vehicle that illegally overtakes a school bus if the driver of his vehicle can't be identified by law enforcement officer or a video mounted on the school bus.
Sponsor: Robert Hayes House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Recommitted to Committee on Transportation Status Date: 5/31/2016
Keywords: Police Senate Week of 04.18.2016 Week of 04.25.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
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S 0997 Prohibits state or local funds from being expended for the benefit of refugees05.19.2016 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.05.05.2016 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee did not report this bill out of subcommittee. The vote ended in a tie.04.28.2016 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.01.27.2016 The full Senate General Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. 01.26.2016 A Senate General subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments add a requirement of refugees to register with DSS, allows a civil cause of action and requires SLED to determine the safety of the refugees. 01.19.2016 A Senate General subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits state or local funds from being expended for the direct or indirect benefit of refugees until legislation specifically authorizes the expenditure.
Sponsor: Lee Bright House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/12/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.11.2016 Week of 01.18.2016 Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 04.25.2016 Week of 05.02.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
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S 1075 Incentivizes the purchase of natural gas powered vehicles05.18.2016 The House Ways and Means Committee adjourned debate on this bill.05.17.2016 The House Ways and Means Revenue Policy subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.22.2016 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.15.2016 The Senate Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment is a strike all and insert new language. As soon as the amendment is written, it will be posted. Summary of the bill as introduced: Incentivizes the purchase of natural gas powered vehicles by lowering the property tax assessment by 30 percent.
Sponsor: Paul Campbell House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 4/13/2016
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 03.21.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
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S 1122 Allows for the reimposition of the Local Option Tourism Development fee05.18.2016 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.05.03.2016 The House Ways and Means Licenses, Fees, Insurance Tax and Other Charges subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires a referendum. 04.13.2016 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.12.2016 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows for the reimposition of the Local Option Tourism Development fee.
Sponsor: Luke Rankin House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 269 Status Date: 6/17/2016
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 02.22.2016 Week of 04.11.2016 Week of 05.02.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
Passed
S 1252 Requires the state fire marshal to issue a license for community fireworks display05.19.2016 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.05.18.2016 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the state fire marshal to issue a license for community fireworks displays if certain safety conditions and other requirements are met.
Sponsor: Shane Martin House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 218 Status Date: 6/9/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 04.18.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
Passed
S 1258 Outlines the distribution of fines and fees from the SC DMV to the State Highway Fund05.18.2016 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.05.17.2016 The House Ways and Means Revenue Policy subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment revises the method of appointing Transportation Commission members, mandates the State Auditor will appoint the Commission’s chief internal auditor, repeals the Joint Transportation Review Committee and makes several technical changes. 05.04.2016 The House Ways and Means Revenue Policy subcommittee took testimony on this bill but did not take action. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires that certain fines and fees collected from the SC DMV be redirected to the State Highway Fund.
Sponsor: Finance House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 275 Status Date: 6/21/2016
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Transportation Week of 04.18.2016 Week of 05.02.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
Passed







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