Legislation Sponsored by Thomas Pope (9)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/9/2020


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 3313 Changes the rollback calculation on agricultural property03.22.2016 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.15.2016 The Senate Finance Property Taxation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes technical changes.04.22.2015 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report. 04.14.2015 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires when calculating rollback taxes due on real property that changed from agricultural to commercial or residential, if the value of the green space is ten percent or more, it must be valued based on the green space use.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 251 Status Date: 6/14/2016
Keywords: Property Taxes Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 03.21.2016
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 4226 Reduces the property tax assessment ratio on commercial properties from six to five percentSummary of the bill as introduced: Reduces the property tax assessment ratio on commercial and other applicable real properties from six to five percent.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 5/26/2015
Keywords: Property Taxes
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H 4229 Exempts a certain amount of property taxes from manufacturing and business personal propertySummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts 42.75 percent of property taxes from the fair market value of manufacturing property and exempts 42.75 percent of property taxes from the fair market value of business personal property.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 5/26/2015
Keywords: Property Taxes
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H 4490 Clarifies that expungement provisions apply retroactively to certain offensesSummary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that expungement provisions apply retroactively to specific listed offenses in the bill. 
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2016
Keywords: Expungement House
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H 4545 Increases the civil jurisdiction in magistrates courtSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction in magistrates court from $7,500 to $25,000.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Felder Status Date: 1/13/2016
Keywords: Courts House
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H 5207 South Carolina Beverage Container Recycling Act05.04.2016 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs I subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a local government from imposing an assessment or fee on deposit beverage containers.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 4/13/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 04.11.2016 Week of 05.02.2016
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