Bills Assigned to Keyword - Week of 03.06.2017 (16)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 12/6/2017


H 3077 Adds emergency medical technician to the definition of "eligible owner" for a property tax exemption03.08.2017 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Adds "emergency medical technician" to the definition of eligible owner for a property tax exemption for certain individuals who are permanently and totally disabled.
Sponsor: Gregory Duckworth House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: House Property Taxes Week of 03.06.2017
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H 3093 Allows a property to continue to receive the four percent assessment ratio after the owner dies until the estate is closed03.28.2017 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.08.2017 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a property to continue to receive the 4 percent assessment ratio after the owner dies until the estate is closed so long as the property is not rented.
Sponsor: Dwight Loftis House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 4/5/2017
Keywords: House Property Taxes Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.27.2017
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H 3150 Removes a municipality's authority not to conduct general elections 05.02.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes the section consolidating elections to November of even years. Another amendment was passed that allows a ranked ballot to be sent to overseas voters immediately following the 5th Congressional district primary.03.21.2017 THe House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.09.2017 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes a municipality's authority to declare a winner without conducting a general election where only one candidate registers and no write-in candidates declare candidacy within 14 days of the close of the filing period.
Sponsor: Laurie Funderburk House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 15 Status Date: 5/15/2017
Keywords: Elections House Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.20.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
Passed
H 3516 Increases certain fees and taxes to pay for highway and road repair and maintenance 05.04.2017 The conference committee met and adopted all identical sections of the two bills. Members plan to continue to meet to work on the different sections.03.14.2017 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee and later amended by the full committee to change the car tax structure but yield the same revenue.03.08.2017 The Senate Finance Special Transportation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment raises the gas tax 2 cents every year for 6 years to raise $800 million for roads. The amendment would also cap the gas tax below Georgia and North Carolina's current taxes, it strikes the S.C. DOT governance changes included in the House bill. The amendment also raises car sales taxes and other fees. 03.07.2017 The Senate Finance Special Transportation subcommittee carried this bill over.02.09.2017 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.07.2017 The House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment creates a infrastructure maintenance trust fund for repairs and maintenance only. Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the motor fuel user fee by 10 cents over five years to pay for highway and road repair and maintenance.
Sponsor: Gary Simrill House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 40 Status Date: 5/25/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Transportation Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.13.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
Passed
H 3685 Adjusts the dates of special elections to comply with the S.C. Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act03.21.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment shortens the filing period  from 10 days to 8 days after a vacancy occurs.03.09.2017 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Adjusts the dates on which primaries, runoff primaries and special elections must be held to comply with the S.C. Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act.
Sponsor: Rick Quinn House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/29/2017
Keywords: Elections Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.20.2017
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H 3744 Revises the method of setting a base salary for magistrates and adds a $15 assessment to all civil filings in magistrates' court03.28.2017 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires chief magistrates to report all magistrate salaries to Court Administration each year.03.09.2017 A House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises the method of setting a base salary for magistrates and adds a $15 assessment to all civil filings in magistrates' court.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Roll call Yeas-41 Nays-56 Status Date: 4/4/2017
Keywords: Courts Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.27.2017
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H 3842 Extends the provisions of the S.C. Community Economic Development Act until June 30, 202703.08.2017 A House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the current one year $5 million tax credit to a $5 million 3-year phase in tax credit.Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the provisions of the S.C. Community Economic Development Act until June 30, 2027.
Sponsor: Gary Simrill House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/26/2017
Keywords: Economic Development Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 03.06.2017
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H 3867 Exempts all property devoted to housing low income residents from property taxes05.02.2017 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The full committee also adopted an amendment that freezes property tax on Santee Cooper lease hold properties.04.18.2017 The Senate Finance Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes technical changes.03.28.2017 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.08.2017 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts all property devoted to housing low income residents from property taxes if the property is owned by an instrumentality of a nonprofit housing corporation.
Sponsor: William Herbkersman House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 5/10/2017
Keywords: Property Taxes Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.27.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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H 3879 Increases the maximum payable amount for burial expenses under workers' compensation laws04.25.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.20.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment increases the maximum amount from $10,000 to $12,000.03.09.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.08.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Insurance subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment moves the cap from $7500 to $10,000.Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the maximum payable amount for burial expenses under workers' compensation laws for accidental death to $7500. 
Sponsor: Sylleste Davis House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 38 Status Date: 5/18/2017
Keywords: Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Workers' Comp
Passed
S 0131 Restructures the offenses that involve disturbing schools03.21.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires than an administrator must be brought in when practical before law enforcement is contacted to remove a suspended student.03.07.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.21.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.02.15.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Summary of the bill as introduced: Restructures the offenses and penalties into a delineated list of actions that involve disturbing schools.
Sponsor: Maymia McLeod House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/18/2017
Keywords: Police Senate Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.20.2017
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S 0173 Requires a Class 1-LE law enforcement officer to complete continuing education credits in mental health or addictive disorders04.25.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.20.2017 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.07.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.01.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes all of the bill except the section that requires an officer to receive mental health or addictive disorder training once during a 3 year renewal period. The amendment also expands the training requirement to Class 2 and Class 3 officers. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a Class 1-LE law enforcement officer to complete continuing law enforcement education credits in mental health or addictive disorders.
Sponsor: Vincent Sheheen House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 46 Status Date: 5/31/2017
Keywords: Police Senate Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
Passed
S 0261 S.C. Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy Act (C-PACE)05.10.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Executive subcommittee carried this over.03.09.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.23.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee carried this over.02.15.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes all language that would allow bonds.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a governing body to establish a district by ordinance to promote, encourage and facilitate clean energy improvements within its geographic area.
Sponsor: Thomas Alexander House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/30/2017
Keywords: Environment Utilities Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 05.08.2017
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S 0289 South Carolina Crime Victim Services Act04.25.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment moves all of the victims' programs to the Attorney General's office. 04.25.2017 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.21.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes technical changes.03.07.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.01.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with technical amendments.Summary of the bill as introduced: Restructures and consolidates victims' services in the state.
Sponsor: Katrina Shealy House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 96 Status Date: 6/22/2017
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.20.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
Passed
S 0323 Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that declare operations or expansion of manufacturing facilities a nuisance03.09.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.08.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment limits the scope and defines "manufacturing" and "industrial."02.15.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee carried over this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that declare operations or expansion of manufacturing facilities a nuisance.
Sponsor: Paul Campbell House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 3/13/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 03.06.2017
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S 0324 Allows retired and active judges and clerks of court to carry a concealed weapon 04.18.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is written, it will be available in the tracking system. 03.21.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.07.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.21.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill even though it was on the agenda.02.15.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows retired and active judges and clerks of court to carry a concealed weapon.
Sponsor: Harvey Peeler House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 5/9/2017
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.20.2017 Week of 04.17.2017
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S 0483 Directs the treasurer to disburse certain funds to the Town of Nichols for recovery expenses03.14.2017 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.09.2017 The Senate Finance Constitutional subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment includes a possible payback provision.Summary of the bill as introduced: Directs the treasurer to disburse certain funds to the Town of Nichols for recovery expenses associated with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
Sponsor: Kent Williams House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 3/21/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.13.2017
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