Bills Assigned to Keyword - Week of 05.01.2017 (16)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 12/6/2017


H 3055 Stop the School House to Jail House Pipeline Act05.02.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.27.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.21.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. 03.02.2017 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes the entire bill except the language that creates a Disturbing Schools Study Committee. The amendment changes the report date to March 2018.02.16.2017 THe House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates a study committee on juvenile justice that includes disturbing schools policy.
Sponsor: Leola Robinson-Simpson House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Committee report: Favorable Judiciary Status Date: 5/3/2017
Keywords: House Public Safety Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 03.20.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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H 3138 Allows the S.C. Department of Revenue accept a single application to issue permits for selling beer and wine at a festival 05.02.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.25.2017 The House Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.04.05.2017 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.23.2017 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows the S.C. Department of Revenue to issue permits to sell beer and wine at multiple locations on multiple days at a festival on one application.
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 5/11/2017
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 04.03.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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H 3139 Allows baseball complexes to obtain certain permits to sell beer and wine05.04.2017 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds soccer stadiums in additional to baseball complexes.02.23.2017 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a baseball complex to be able to obtain a permit to sell beer and wine for on-premises consumption and obtain a biennial license to purchase alcoholic liquors by the drink.
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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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 3209 Changes the eligibility for expungement for certain offenses05.02.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.27.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.28.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment protects entities from lawsuits who hire individuals that have past convictions that have been expunged. The amendment also only makes the bill applicable prospectively. 03.28.2017 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds language allowing multiple convictions with a connection to be expunged as one rather than being limited to only the first offense. The amendment also adds language that applies current conditional discharge language to older drug charges that were committed prior to the conditional discharge becoming legally available. It also allows someone receiving a pardon for a nonviolent conviction to receive an expungement three years later.Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that expungement provisions apply retroactively to certain offenses, and allows for the eligibility for expungement of repealed offenses when the elements of the offense are consistent with existing similar offenses that are eligible for expungement.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Committee report: Favorable Judiciary Status Date: 5/3/2017
Keywords: Expungement House Week of 03.27.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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H 3231 Directs the City of Spartanburg to establish the terms, conditions, membership and procedures of the city's civil service commission05.02.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.27.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.08.2017 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.Summary of the bill as introduced: Directs the City of Spartanburg to establish the terms, conditions, membership and procedures of the city's civil service commission for the benefit of the police and fire departments.
Sponsor: Edward Tallon House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 105 Status Date: 7/12/2017
Keywords: Fire House Police Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
Passed
H 3352 Changes certain sections of the current Freedom of Information Act law05.19.2017 Gov. Henry McMaster signed the bill into law. Get a summary of the changes.05.02.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.07.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes technical changes.01.26.2017 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 the Administrative Law Court.
Sponsor: Weston Newton House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 67 Status Date: 5/31/2017
Keywords: FOIA House Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.06.2017 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 3830 Requires a year waiting period before a former public employee may accept compensation to influence their former agency05.04.2017 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a year waiting period before a former public employee may accept compensation to appear before or communicate with their former state agency for the purpose of influencing action.
Sponsor: Garry Smith House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton, Erickson, Herbkersman, Finlay, Bernstein Status Date: 5/4/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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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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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 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 0114 Allows manufacturers or producers of alcoholic beverages to donate products to nonprofit organizations05.02.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.25.2017 The House Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.04.05.2017 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee failed to give this bill a favorable report.02.21.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.15.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment limits to specific nonprofit events, not exceeding four per year. The amendment requires the continued adherence to the three-tiered system. Non-profits would be required to present its special event permit to the alcohol provider and the provider would be required to provide specified information in its invoice to the nonprofit.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows manufacturers or producers of beer, ale, porter, wine and alcoholic liquors to donate products and furnish representatives to dispense and promote their beverages to qualified nonprofit organizations that intend to sell these products at permitted events to raise money for the organization.
Sponsor: Sean Bennett House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 44 Status Date: 5/31/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 04.03.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
Passed
S 0346 S.C. Inclusionary Zoning Act05.02.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.04.25.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.04.19.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires the local government using inclusionary zoning to file restrictive covenants assuring that the dwellings will remain affordable and reducing the maximum percentage of required affordable housing from 30 percent to 25 percent. Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes counties and municipalities to use inclusionary zoning strategies to increase the availability of affordable housing.
Sponsor: Marlon Kimpson House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Subcommittee: Massey (ch), McElveen, Senn Status Date: 3/31/2017
Keywords: Planning/Zoning Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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S 0449 SC Constitutional Carry Act of 201705.02.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.04.18.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Affirms that it is legal to carry a handgun in this state with location exceptions where firearms are prohibited.
Sponsor: Shane Martin House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Fanning, Goldfinch, Rice, Senn Status Date: 4/19/2017
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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S 0516 Requires clerks of court to make certain reports to SLED with a certain time period05.02.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires that every clerk of court report to SLED within 10 days the disposition of each case in general sessions court. The bill also requires clerks of court to report the issuance of a restraining order, order of protection, order for the prevention of possession of a firearm, convictions or orders related to domestic violence  and convictions or orders related to stalking or harassment within 48 hours of the issuance.
Sponsor: Chauncey Gregory House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Subcommittee: Turner (ch), Malloy, Kimpson, Climer, Goldfinch Status Date: 4/4/2017
Keywords: Courts Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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