Bills Assigned to Keyword - Employment/Personnel (27)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/9/2020


H 3048 SC Whistleblower and Public Employee Protection ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Eliminates the $2,000 cap on rewards for whistleblowers and removes the one year limitation on the period when the employee is protected from adverse employment actions.
Sponsor: Laurie Funderburk House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 3056 Requires a background check before a person can be employed by a law enforcement agencySummary of the bill as introduced: Requires that before a person is employed by a law enforcement agency in this state, he or she must undergo a criminal background check that spans at least 10 years.
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Public Safety
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H 3202 SC Whistleblower and Public Employee Protection Act02.03.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.27.2015 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.01.21.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Summary of the bill as introduced: Eliminates the $2,000 cap on rewards  for reports resulting in savings and eliminates the one year limitation on the period during which the employee is protected from adverse employment actions.
Sponsor: Laurie Funderburk House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Massey (ch), Coleman, Gregory Status Date: 3/12/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 3236 Prohibits a municipality from recognizing a labor union as a bargaining agent for employeesSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipality from recognizing a labor union or other employee association as being a bargaining agent of public officers or employees.
Sponsor: James Merrill House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 3338 Requires a process by local governments to remove personal information from a websiteSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires state agencies and political subdivisions to develop and make available a process for a non elected official to request the removal of certain personal information available to the general public from any website maintained by the state agency or political subdivision.
Sponsor: Samuel Rivers House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 1/23/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 3346 Ban the Box ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits job applications from including questions related to convictions of a crime unless the crime for which the person was convicted directly relates to the position of employment or license for the occupation is sought.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/20/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 3359 Allows a state tax credit for hiring an unemployed individual who is receiving benefitsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a state tax credit for employers hiring an unemployed individual receiving unemployment compensation benefits.
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: M.S.McLeod Status Date: 1/21/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 3397 SC Earned Paid Sick Leave ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires private sector employees to accrue earned paid and earned unpaid sick leave.
Sponsor: Mia McLeod House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/22/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 3400 Changes the amount of money an employee can receive in damages after reporting law violationsSummary of the bill as introduced: Changes the maximum amount of actual damages an employee may recover from $15,000 to $300,000.
Sponsor: Jackson Whipper House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/22/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 3536 South Carolina Wage Assignment ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Provides specific procedures for the assignment of wages earned or to be earned by an employee to secure a debt. This bill also prohibits an employer from discharging or suspending an employee because his earnings have been subjected to wage demands.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 2/5/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 3949 Prohibits discrimination in employment because of sexual orientation or gender identity05.14.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits discrimination in employment because of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Sponsor: James Smith House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/14/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 3950 Uniform Antidiscrimination ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Expands the definition of discrimination to include discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Roll call Yeas-79 Nays-34 Status Date: 5/5/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 3951 Prohibition Against Employer Intimidation ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a person, organization, corporation, union or agency from damaging, harming, injuring or threatening to injure or coerce a business or an employee or representative of the business with the intent to illegally intimidate the business or its employees.
Sponsor: Joshua Putnam House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/14/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 4466 Makes it illegal for an employer to refuse to hire an individual because of a credit report or credit historySummary of the bill as introduced: Makes it illegal for an employer to fail or refuse to hire an individual because of a credit report or credit history.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2016
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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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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S 0017 Workforce Opportunity Act 05.13.2015 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Labor and Employment subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the state from inquiring, considering or requiring disclosure of the criminal record or criminal history of an applicant for employment until the applicant is selected for an interview.
Sponsor: Darrell Jackson House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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S 0035 Allows post-employment benefits to be invested in equity securities01.21.2015 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows money set aside by a political subdivisions to fund post-employment benefits of employees of the political subdivision, including funds invested in an independent trust for that same purpose, to be invested in equity securities.
Sponsor: Kevin L. Bryant House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 2/3/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel GASB 45
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S 0145 SC Minimum Wage ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires employers to pay employees a certain minimum wage rate.
Sponsor: John L. Scott, Jr. House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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S 0172 Earned Paid Sick Leave ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Require employees to accrue earned paid and earned unpaid sick leave.
Sponsor: Marlon Kimpson House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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S 0207 South Carolina Whistleblower and Public Employee Protection ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Eliminates the $2,000 cap on rewards for whistleblowers and removes the one year limitation on the period when the employee is protected from adverse employment actions.
Sponsor: Vincent Sheheen House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Massey (ch), Coleman, Gregory Status Date: 3/12/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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S 0322 South Carolina Workforce Participation Incentives ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Provides a tax credit for employers hiring a new full-time employee who was formerly unemployed.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Economic Development Employment/Personnel
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S 0324 Prohibits workers from obtaining a SC drivers' license with a matricula consular cardSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits workers from obtaining a SC drivers' license if the worker's only proof of identification is a matricula consular card or a substantially similar document issued by a consulate or embassy of another country.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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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
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S 0527 Makes changes to the state retirement system04.14.2015 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.19.2015 A Senate Finance Special State Retirement Funds Investment Review subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. As soon as the amendment is written by Senate staff, it will be posted here.Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes technical changes to Public Employee Benefit Authority and the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission as recommended by an audit report.
Sponsor: Joel Lourie House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 3/10/2015
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Retirement
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S 0938 Establishes a base state minimum wage and a schedule to gradually implement an adjusted minimum wage04.27.2016 A Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry subcommittee failed to report this bill out of subcommittee.Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a base state minimum wage and a schedule to gradually implement an adjusted minimum wage.
Sponsor: Marlon Kimpson House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/13/2016
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Finance/Revenue/Taxes Senate Week of 04.25.2016
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