Legislation Assigned to the Senate Judy Committee (56)

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 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 3441 Requires employers' representatives to make workers' compensation payments through check or direct deposit04.25.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.20.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.24.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.19.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Insurance subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires employers' representatives to make workers' compensation payments through check or direct deposit.
Sponsor: Craig Gagnon House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 24 Status Date: 5/15/2017
Keywords: Week of 01.09.2017 Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Workers' Comp
Passed
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
H 4180 Alters the boundary lines of Beaufort and Jasper counties by annexing portions of Jasper County to Beaufort CountySummary of the bill as introduced: Alters the boundary lines of Beaufort and Jasper counties by annexing portions of Jasper County to Beaufort County.
Sponsor: Weston Newton House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-0 Status Date: 5/10/2017
Keywords: Annexation Week of 04.24.2017
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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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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 0109 Prohibits the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle near a state or federal military installation04.18.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment ties state law violations to federal law (FAA guidelines) and creates a state law violation to which state or local law enforcement can respond. 03.29.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment makes technical changes related to the authorized flight altitude consistent with FAA regulations.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle within a certain distance of a state or federal military installation.
Sponsor: Thomas McElveen House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 5/9/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 03.27.2017 Week of 04.17.2017
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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 0115 Establishes a mandatory alcohol server training and education program04.26.2017 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.02.21.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.09.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendments are written, they will be posted on the tracking system.Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes and provides for the implementation and enforcement of an alcohol server training and education program that requires servers of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption to obtain alcohol server certificates.
Sponsor: Luke Rankin House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/28/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
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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
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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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S 0123 Healthy Rental Housing Act of 2017Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides remedies for tenants of residential rental properties with mold.
Sponsor: Darrell Jackson House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance
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S 0126 Establishes mandatory alcohol server education02.09.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a mandatory responsible alcohol server education program for persons employed by businesses who are authorized to sell, serve, transfer or dispense beer, wine or alcoholic liquors for consumption on or off premises.
Sponsor: Bradley Hutto House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Subcommittee: Shealy (ch), Hutto, Senn Status Date: 1/18/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 02.06.2017
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Municipal Association of South Carolina
1411 Gervais St., PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211
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