Legislation with Tracking Level = Priority (18)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/9/2020


H 3039 Dilapidated Buildings Act04.12.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.16.2016 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment exempts agricultural property. 03.03.2015 The House Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill back to the House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee by a vote of 11-10.02.25.2015 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment clarifies that cities can not be receivers for historic properties.02.18.2015 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill until next week.Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides an opportunity for private  and nonprofit businesses to invest in the local economy and create jobs  by returning derelict properties to productive use.
Sponsor: Joseph Daning House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Roll call Yeas-35 Nays-63 Status Date: 4/26/2016
Keywords: Blight Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 04.11.2016
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H 3180 Suspends the Local Government Fund for Fiscal Year 2015-2016Summary of the bill as introduced: Suspends the Local Government Fund for one year only, Fiscal Year 2015-2016.
Sponsor: Brian White House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 3190 Removes the legislative exemption in the Freedom of Information Act02.24.2015 The House Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill back to the subcommittee.02.10.2015 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.02.04.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes the existing FOIA exemption for members of the General Assembly and their immediate staff.
Sponsor: Weston Newton House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Corley Status Date: 3/3/2015
Keywords: FOIA
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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 3192 Requires an agenda for meetings of a public body02.10.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendments added an emergency finding requirement in order to add an item at the time of a meeting and specifies that the requirement only applies when adding an action item.02.04.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendments remove the “irreparable harm” language and allows an agenda to be amended by a 2/3 vote at the beginning of the meeting.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires an agenda for all meetings of a public body and requires 2/3 of the members of the body present and voting to add an item to the agenda after the meeting begins. The bill also requires that members make a finding that irreparable harm will come to the public if the item is not added after the meeting begins.
Sponsor: Weston Newton House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/18/2015
Keywords: FOIA
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H 3233 Requires business license taxes be based on number of employees in the business and not on gross incomeSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires business license taxes be based on number of employees in the business and not on gross income.
Sponsor: James Merrill House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing
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H 3337 Prohibits cities and towns from charging a business license feeSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits cities and towns from imposing any tax or charging any fee for the privilege of operating a business inside the municipality.
Sponsor: Samuel Rivers House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/20/2015
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing
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H 3374 Changes the calculation for the Local Government Fund02.17.2015 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.04.2015 The House Ways and Means Revenue Policy subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Sets a benchmark for the yearly increase in the Local Government Fund going forward.
Sponsor: James Merrill House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 3/10/2015
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 3429 Incrementally restores the lawful funding level to the Local Government FundSummary of the bill as introduced: Incrementally restores the lawful funding level of the Local Government Fund.
Sponsor: Edward Southard House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Felder, Hardee, Duckworth Status Date: 2/24/2015
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 3490 Business License Tax Reform ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Changes how business license taxes are calculated and caps the tax for each business at $100. For more detail about business license taxes and this bill, click here. 
Sponsor: Rick Quinn House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson Status Date: 1/12/2016
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing
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H 3992 Requires all state and local law enforcement officers to be equipped with body worn camerasSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires all state and local law enforcement officers to be equipped with body worn cameras and imposes a five dollar surcharge on monetary penalties imposed for ticketed offenses to pay for the cameras.
Sponsor: Joseph Neal House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/16/2015
Keywords: Police
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H 4203 Clarifies the meaning of the term contiguous related to annexationSummary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies the term contiguous when a municipality that is located entirely within the borders of a special purpose district annexes unincorporated property that is also located within the same special purpose district as the annexing municipality.
Sponsor: Peter McCoy House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 5/20/2015
Keywords: Annexation
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H 4484 Makes changes to the SC Department of TransportationSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires commissioners of the Commission of the SC Department of Transportation be appointed by the Governor.
Sponsor: Peter McCoy House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2016
Keywords: House Transportation
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H 4834 Local Government Efficiency Act05.03.2016 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.26.2016 The House Judiciary Committee was canceled. 04.19.2016 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.13.2016 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes the governing body of a municipality to annex an area by ordinance if the area does not exceed 25 acres and is completely surrounded by the municipality.
Sponsor: Mary Tinkler House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bingham Status Date: 2/9/2016
Keywords: Annexation Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 04.11.2016 Week of 04.18.2016 Week of 04.25.2016 Week of 05.02.2016
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H 5109 SC Business License Tax Standardization ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Standardizes the process of paying business license taxes to cities and towns. Get a summary of the bill here.
Sponsor: Kenneth Bingham House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Knight Status Date: 4/20/2016
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing Week of 03.14.2016
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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
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S 0213 Removes the 4.5 percent funding level requirement for the Local Government FundSummary of the bill as introduced: Removes the 4.5 percent funding level requirement for the Local Government Fund and requires that appropriations to the fund must be made between not less than the allocation ratio of the latest fiscal year or the average of the allocation ratio of the five latest fiscal years or higher.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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S 0473 Incrementally restores the funding level of the LGFSummary of the bill as introduced: Incrementally restores the lawful funding level of the Local Government Fund.
Sponsor: Larry Martin House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 2/19/2015
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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Municipal Association of South Carolina
1411 Gervais St., PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803.799.9574, Fax: 803.933.1299, mail@masc.sc