Bills Assigned to Keyword - Senate (51)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 12/6/2017


S 0003 Provisions for Cost of Animal Care Act of 201705.02.2017 The House Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill to the House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee. 04.27.2017 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.23.2017 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows for a request of a trial at the discretion of the court. It also ensures the accused pays for the care up to the trial.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows the custodian of an animal taken into custody because of civil  or criminal violations by its owner to petition the court for expenses related to caring for the animal. 
Sponsor: Luke Rankin House Com: Judy Senate Com: ANR
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/4/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 03.20.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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S 0004 Directs SC DHEC to establish a revolving fund to provide grants to dam ownersSummary of the bill as introduced: Directs SC DHEC to establish a revolving fund to operate a financial assistance program to provide grants to dam owners to conduct engineering and safety studies on the dams.
Sponsor: John Scott House Com: Senate Com: ANR
Status: Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate
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S 0005 Requires S.C. DHEC to inspect all dams that a state highway crosses over 02.23.2017 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee carried this bill over.01.18.2017 The Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires S.C. DHEC to inspect all dams that a state highway crosses over.
Sponsor: Katrina Shealy House Com: Senate Com: ANR
Status: Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 02.20.2017
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S 0006 Expands the penalties for injuring or killing a police dog or horse01.26.2017 THe Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.19.2017 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Welfare Select subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Expands the penalties for torturing, mutilating, injuring, disabling, poisoning or killing a police dog or horse to include a $10,000 fine, up to 10 years in prison, restitution to cover the cost of restoring or replacing the dog or horse and up to 500 hours of community service.
Sponsor: Kevin Bryant House Com: Judy Senate Com: ANR
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/14/2017
Keywords: Police Senate Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017
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S 0011 Expands the S.C. Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program to include flood damage 02.08.2017 The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.25.2017 A Senate Banking and Insurance subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Expands the S.C. Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program to include flood damage.
Sponsor: Thomas Davis House Com: Senate Com: BI
Status: Committed to Committee on Finance Status Date: 2/16/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.06.2017
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S 0017 Removes a portion of Dorchester County from the definition of the term coastal zoneSummary of the bill as introduced: Removes a portion of Dorchester County from the definition of the term coastal zone.
Sponsor: Sean Bennett House Com: Senate Com: ANR
Status: Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Planning/Zoning Senate
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S 0024 Surface Water Stewardship ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires surface water withdrawers to obtain a surface water withdrawal permit rather than registering withdrawals.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: ANR
Status: Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Senate Water
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S 0044 Exempts 80 percent of the fair market value for certain distributed energy resources when calculating property taxes05.02.2017 A House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. 01.17.2017 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. 01.17.2017 The Senate Finance Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows 100 percent property tax exemption for solar equipment on residential property. Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts 80 percent of the fair market value of specific distributed energy resources and exempts the value of renewable energy resource from residential property.
Sponsor: Chauncey Gregory House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 2/7/2017
Keywords: Property Taxes Senate Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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S 0050 Allows a person to claim a boat or watercraft as a primary residence for property tax purposesSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a person to claim a boat or watercraft as a primary residence for property tax purposes.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Property Taxes Senate
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S 0053 Directs the General Assembly to establish a trust fundSummary of the bill as introduced: Proposes an amendment to the state constitution that would allow the General Assembly to establish a trust fund directed through a separate piece of legislation.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Senate
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S 0060 Allows a 100 percent property tax exemption on residential property for owners 70 years old and olderSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a 100 percent property tax exemption on residential property for owners 70 years old and older and who have made the property a primary residence for 30 years.
Sponsor: Darrell Jackson House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Property Taxes Senate
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S 0061 Allows employees and retirees and their dependents of any political subdivision of the state to participate in the state health plan04.19.2017 A House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.31.2017 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.18.2017 The Senate Finance Health and Human Services subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows employees and retirees and their dependents of any political subdivision of the state to participate in the state health plan.
Sponsor: Bradley Hutto House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 43 Status Date: 5/31/2017
Keywords: Health Insurance Senate Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 04.17.2017
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S 0063 Changes the funding formula of the Local Government FundSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Local Government Fund appropriations to be no less than the greater of the allocation ratio of the latest fiscal year or the average of the allocation ratio of the last five fiscal years.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Senate
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S 0064 Imposes an annual limit on state general fund revenues Summary of the bill as introduced: Imposes an annual limit on state general fund revenues available for appropriation by restricting any increase to a percentage that is equal to the average annual percentage change from the previous ten state fiscal years.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Senate Spending Caps
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S 0068 Clarifies that state law on monuments and memorials does not apply to political subdivisionsSummary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that state law related to monuments and memorials only applies to property under state governmental jurisdiction and control and does not apply to property under the control of colleges, universities, political subdivisions and school districts.
Sponsor: Darrell Jackson House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate
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S 0070 Local Option Motor Fuel User Fee ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a county to impose by ordinance and approved by a referendum a user feel on retail sales of motor fuel for the sole purpose of road improvement projects and road maintenance within the county.
Sponsor: Sandra Senn House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Senate Transportation
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S 0071 Requires procurement officers to give resident bidders the opportunity to match lowest nonresident bidsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires procurement officers to give resident bidders the opportunity to match lowest nonresident bids and to give preference to the resident bidder who matches the lowest nonresident bid.
Sponsor: Katrina Shealy House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate
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S 0072 Phases in property tax exemptions for manufacturing propertySummary of the bill as introduced: Phases in a 42.75 percent property tax exemption of the fair market value of manufacturing property over a five year period.
Sponsor: Sean Bennett House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Property Taxes Senate
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S 0075 Allows a property owner residing at a nursing home to retain the 4 percent assessment ratio01.31.2017 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments strike the phrase 'need to reapply' and adds assisted living facilities.01.24.2017 The Senate Finance Property Taxation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes a technical change. Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows an owner living in a nursing home to retain the 4 percent property tax assessment ratio as long as the owner plans to return to the property, does not have a living spouse and does not receive rental income from the property.
Sponsor: Thomas Young House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 2/8/2017
Keywords: Property Taxes Senate Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 01.30.2017
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S 0078 Requires state guard members to be entitled to military leave without loss of pay while attending training04.19.2017 A House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.22.2017 The Senate General Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.16.2017 A Senate General subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.26.2017 A Senate General subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires state guard members to be entitled to military leave without loss of pay, seniority or efficiency rating while attending state guard encampment, training or ordered to active duty.
Sponsor: Thomas Alexander House Com: WM Senate Com: Gen
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 3/13/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 04.17.2017
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S 0081 Creates the Study Committee on Racial ProfilingSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates a study committee to review state and local policies and procedures regarding racial profiling and make recommendations to the General Assembly about changes to those policies.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Police Senate
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S 0082 SC Homeowners Association Act of 2017Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates a new section of the code of laws that outlines responsibilities and duties of homeowners associations.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Climer, Goldfinch Status Date: 1/20/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate
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S 0087 Enhances penalties for offenses committed against a law enforcement officerSummary of the bill as introduced: Enhances penalties for offenses committed against a law enforcement officer
Sponsor: Danny Verdin House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Police Senate
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S 0088 Creates a cause of action for a concealed weapons permit holder who is injured where concealed weapons are prohibitedSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates a cause of action for a concealed weapons permit holder who is injured while on the public or private premises of an employer who has prohibited the permit holder from carrying a concealed weapon.
Sponsor: Danny Verdin House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate
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S 0090 Extends the time period for eligibility exam for magistrates02.07.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.01.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the time period for the validity of the examination scores for magistrates to one year before and two years after the time of the appointment.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/16/2017
Keywords: Courts Senate Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.06.2017
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