Legislation Assigned to the House Committee (66)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 12/6/2017


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
Passed
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
Of Interest
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
Of Interest
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 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 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
Priority
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 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
Of Interest
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
Of Interest
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
Of Interest
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
Of Interest
S 0099 Makes changes to the current FOIA lawSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates the Office of FOIA Review and changes the response time of public bodies from 15 to 10 days.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: FOIA Senate
Priority
S 0100 Establishes early voting proceduresSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes procedures for early voting in South Carolina.
Sponsor: John Scott House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Young, Fanning Status Date: 3/31/2017
Keywords: Elections Senate
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S 0104 Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates to include homeowners' associationsSummary of the bill as introduced: Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates to include homeowners' associations.
Sponsor: Luke Rankin House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Climer, Goldfinch Status Date: 1/20/2017
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0117 Requires psychological testing as part of the certification to be a law enforcement officerSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires psychological testing as part of the certification to become a law enforcement officer.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Police Senate
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S 0118 Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $10,00002.07.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the mediation requirement.02.01.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendments are drafted, they will be posted in the tracking system.Summary of the bill as introduced: Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $10,000 and requires any case with an amount exceeding $5,000 to be ordered for mandatory mediation.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/28/2017
Keywords: Courts Senate Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.06.2017
Of Interest
S 0119 Prohibits a court from altering, modifying, or rescinding a defendant's criminal sentence unless the court has held a hearingSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a court from altering, modifying, or rescinding a defendant's criminal sentence unless the court has held a hearing allowing the defendant, attorney general or solicitor and the victim to testify regarding the decision to alter the sentence.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Courts Senate
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