Bills Assigned to Keyword - General Governance (59)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 12/6/2017


H 3005 Requires existing dwellings to be equipped with smoke alarmsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires all existing one-family, two-family, and multifamily dwellings to be equipped with approved and properly functioning smoke alarms.
Sponsor: Neal Collins House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Fire General Governance House
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H 3012 Prohibits a local government from enacting an ordinance to require transgender bathroomsSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a local government from enacting an ordinance that would require a place of public accommodation to allow a person to use a multiple  occupancy bathroom or locker room regardless of the person's biological sex.
Sponsor: Steven Long House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3018 Requires municipalities to develop a process for nonelected officials to request removal of personal information from a websiteSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires municipalities to develop a process for nonelected officials to request removal of certain personal information available to the general public from any website maintained by the municipality.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3021 Uniform Antidiscrimination ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the discrimination against a person on the basis of sex or sexual orientation.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3031 Clarifies that franchisors are not considered employers or co-employers of franchiseesSummary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that franchisors are not considered employers or co-employers of franchisees or franchisee employees unless the franchisor agrees in writing to assume the role of an employer or co-employer of the franchisee.
Sponsor: Neal Collins House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor Status Date: 3/21/2017
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3065 Creates the Office of Homeowners Association OmbudsmanSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates the Office of Homeowners Association Ombudsman in the Department of Consumer Affairs and creates a central registry for all homeowners associations.
Sponsor: Mike Ryhal House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3102 Legalizes gambling and requires the revenue from those games be used for highway, road and bridge repairSummary of the bill as introduced: Legalizes gambling and requires the revenue from those games be used for highway, road and bridge repair, maintenance and construction. This bill also allows elected officials to participate in games of chance and other betting and gambling. 
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ott Status Date: 1/19/2017
Keywords: General Governance House Transportation
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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 3170 Allows public officers to participate in lotteries conducted by the state of South CarolinaSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows public officers to participate in lotteries conducted by the state of South Carolina.
Sponsor: Jackson Whipper House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3218 Makes changes to the Dam and Reservoirs Safety Act01.25.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.01.24.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment prohibits DHEC from requiring changes to dams from reclassification unless potential failure poses a threat of loss of life. 01.17.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee failed to report this bill out of subcommittee. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires dam owners to report annually to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control with current contact information and a completed owner checklist with a current emergency action plan that includes downstream residents and business owners.
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: ANREA Senate Com: ANR
Status: Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 2/7/2017
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017
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H 3239 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: William Chumley House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3246 Makes it illegal to drive while distracted Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes it illegal to drive while distracted, creates a penalty and allows a law enforcement officers to issue a warning ticket to a driver whose actions could result in a distracted driving violation.
Sponsor: William Crosby House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: Member Status Date: 1/11/2017
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3287 Regulates the operation of a moped along public roadsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires both the passenger and driver of a moped to wear reflective vests, requires that a moped be equipped with a flashing rear red tail light that flashes continually.
Sponsor: Mike Ryhal House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3301 SC Homeowners Association ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a property owner to disclose the association's governing documents to a prospective owner and grants concurrent civil jurisdiction in certain actions between a homeowner association and a property owner. 
Sponsor: Gregory Duckworth House Com: Labor, Commerce and Industry Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Crosby Status Date: 1/18/2017
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3306 Requires the director of the SC Department of Insurance to be elected to the officeSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the director of the SC Department of Insurance to be elected to the office.
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Robinson-Simpson Status Date: 1/12/2017
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3340 Requires dam owners to report failures and repairs to the SC DOT and SC DHEC01.25.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.01.24.2017The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment allows DOT to proceed with road repair if it does not receive a response from the dam owners. 01.17.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires dam owners to report a failed dam that has a state highway system running across the top to the SC DOT and SC DHEC with notification if the dam owner plans to repair the dam and the anticipated date the repairs will be finished.
Sponsor: Russell Ott House Com: ANREA Senate Com: ANR
Status: Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 2/7/2017
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017
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H 3357 Makes changes to the Residential Landlord and Tenant ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a protected tenant to terminate a rental agreement under certain circumstances.
Sponsor: Alan Clemmons House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3407 Allows a constable, reserve police officer volunteer firefighter or member of the state guard to enter any state park for freeSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a South Carolina resident who is a constable, reserve police officer volunteer firefighter or member of the state guard to enter any state park for free.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Martin Status Date: 2/14/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.09.2017
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H 3408 Allows a constable, reserve police officer volunteer firefighter or member of the state guard to recieve a free fishing licenseSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the SC DNR to issue a constable, reserve police officer volunteer firefighter or member of the state guard a combination or a fishing license for free.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Martin Status Date: 2/14/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.09.2017
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H 3409 Allows a constable, reserve police officer volunteer firefighter or member of the state guard to enter the State Museum for freeSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a South Carolina resident who is a constable, reserve police officer volunteer firefighter or member of the state guard to enter the State Museum for free.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Martin Status Date: 2/14/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.09.2017
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H 3482 Prohibits local governments from knowingly using personal information for commerical solicitation by a private person or entitySummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits local governments from knowingly using personal information for commercial solicitation by a private person or entity.
Sponsor: Peter McCoy House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/17/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.16.2017
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H 3529 Allows only the General Assembly to regulate plastic bags and other containers02.01.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.25.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that trash collection is not impacted by this bill. Tiger Wells testified against this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Bans local governments from passing ordinances to regulate the use, disposition, sale, or any imposition of any prohibition, restriction, fee imposition, or taxation of plastic bags and other auxiliary containers.
Sponsor: Eric Bedingfield House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Continued Status Date: 3/7/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 01.30.2017
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H 3593 Eliminates the authority of police chief and their officers to perform certain pyrotechnic inspections Summary of the bill as introduced: Eliminates the authority of police chiefs and their officers to perform certain inspections and turns over those duties to the State Board of Pyrotechnic Safety.
Sponsor: Jimmy Bales House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Long Status Date: 2/16/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.23.2017
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H 3603 Declares Wednesday, February 1, 2017, as Cities Mean Business Day in South CarolinaSummary of the bill as introduced: Declares Wednesday, February 1, 2017, as Cities Mean Business Day in South Carolina.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Introduced and adopted Status Date: 1/31/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.30.2017
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