Legislation Assigned to the House LCI Committee (28)

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 3029 Freedom of Employment Contract ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Repeals the current right to work law.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Robinson-Simpson Status Date: 1/12/2017
Keywords: Employment/Personnel 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 3059 Prohibits a job application from including questions about convictions of crime unless it directly relates to the jobSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a job application from including questions about convictions of crime unless the crime directly relates to the position of employment.
Sponsor: Leola Robinson-Simpson House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3062 Ban the Box ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a job application from including questions about convictions of crime unless the crime directly relates to the position of employment.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Robinson-Simpson Status Date: 1/12/2017
Keywords: Employment/Personnel 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 3085 Increases the minimum wage to the greater value of either $10.10 or the minimum wage set by the Fair Labor Standards ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases the minimum wage to the greater value of either $10.10 or the minimum wage set by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The bill also prohibits a municipality from setting a minimum wage that exceeds the amount outlined in the bill.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Robinson-Simpson Status Date: 1/12/2017
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3299 Safe Water ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a private or public utility or municipality operating a public water system to provide the average water purification levels on the customer's water bill.
Sponsor: William Clyburn House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: House Water
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H 3304 SC Commerical-Property Assessed Clean Energy Act (C-PACE)Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows governing bodies to establish a district by ordinance for the purpose of promoting, encouraging, and facilitating clean energy improvements within its geographic area.
Sponsor: Dwight Loftis House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Electric House
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H 3335 Prohibits a public electric utility from transferring a delinquent balance from one account to anotherSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a public electric or natural gas utility from transferring a delinquent balance from one account to another account held individually or jointly in the same customer's name.
Sponsor: Robert Williams House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Electric House
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H 3347 Revises workers' compensation law to modify the requirements for firefighters Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises workers' compensation law to modify the requirements for firefighters seeing workers' compensation for personal injury caused by PTSD arising from his direct involvement in a significant traumatic experience.
Sponsor: Gregory Duckworth House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan Status Date: 2/8/2017
Keywords: House Workers' Comp
Work
H 3348 Requires certain additional medical conditions to be presumed occupational diseases for the purposes of workers' compensationSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires certain additional medical conditions to be presumed occupational diseases sustained by a firefighter for the purposes of workers' compensation.
Sponsor: Gregory Duckworth House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: House Workers' Comp
Work
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 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 3528 Requires an electrical utility to bury all new electrical power transmission lines installed within the boundaries of a city or townSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires an electrical utility to bury all new electrical power transmission lines installed within the boundaries of a city or town and to bury existing lines according to a graduated schedule before 2023.
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/18/2017
Keywords: Electric 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 3649 Revises criteria for certain exempt buildings and detached single-family or two-family homes04.27.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. 04.26.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Professions and Occupations subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment provides criteria for when architectural or electrical drawings and seals are needed for certain commercial building construction. 03.02.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.23.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Administration and Regulations subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes all of the language in the architectural examiners bill, leaving current law as it is, and replaces the language with changes to the engineers' practice act. The amendment returns the thresholds for an engineer seal on plans for buildings and structures to those that are less than three stories high and less than five thousand square feet in area.Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises criteria for certain exempt buildings and detached single-family or two-family homes.
Sponsor: Kristopher Crawford House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Conference committee appointed Crawford, Atwater, Anderson Status Date: 5/11/2017
Keywords: Building Codes Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
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H 3650 S.C. Business License Tax Standardization Act02.09.2017 The House, Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.08.2017 The House, Labor, Commerce and Industry Executive subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments exempt from business license tax 25 percent of gross income of businesses that is collected outside of the county or municipal limits; memorialize formal or informal agreements between businesses and cities “agreed to before January 1, 2019”; allow real estate brokers and brokers-in-charge to pay a business license tax only on commissions retained; allow business license verification to business licensing “officials” only; allow adjustments for growth in business’ gross income between 2016 and the first year of the bill’s implementation when calculating the tax due from each business; allow the Secretary of State to use reserve funds to implement collection of business license taxes; and provide that a county or municipality may establish business license rates; exempt premiums collected on life, accident and health insurance policies from insurance companies’ gross income. Summary of the bill as introduced: Shifts the responsibility to administer business license taxes from cities and towns to the Secretary of State and exempts certain businesses from paying a business license tax.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Recommitted to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/1/2017
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.06.2017
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H 3651 Prohibits the Municipal Association of S.C. from collecting certain business license and insurance taxes02.09.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.08.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Executive subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment exempts premiums collected on life, accident and health insurance policies from insurance companies’ gross income. Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the Municipal Association of S.C. from collecting certain business license and insurance taxes.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Recommitted to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/1/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.06.2017
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H 3652 Requires governmental agencies to consider all piping materials for determining requirements for certain projects02.09.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment includes all political subdivisions.02.07.2017 THe House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires governmental agencies to consider all piping materials for determining requirements for certain projects.
Sponsor: Michael Forrester House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 3/21/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.06.2017
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H 3653 Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that declare operations or expansion of manufacturing facilities a nuisance03.02.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report. 02.16.2017 The House, Labor, Commerce and Industry Real Estate subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that declare operations or expansion of manufacturing facilities a nuisance.
Sponsor: Michael Forrester House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 4/18/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 02.27.2017
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H 3792 Sets minimum standards for the number of toilets at middle and high school football stadiums03.29.2017 The Senate Education Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the word "football" in order to make it cover any stadium.03.29.2017 The Senate Education K-12 subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.02.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment reduces the numbers of sinks and applies current building codes.02.23.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Administration and Regulations subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Sets minimum standards for the number of toilets and lavatories for men and women at middle and high school football stadiums.
Sponsor: Anne Thayer House Com: LCI Senate Com: Ed
Status: Act No. 25 Status Date: 5/15/2017
Keywords: Planning/Zoning Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 03.27.2017
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 4304 Defines offshore wind resource development activitiesSummary of the bill as introduced: Defines offshore wind resource development activities as initiatives undertaken by an electrical utility for the long-term advancement of economic development and clean energy benefits resulting from offshore wind.
Sponsor: Gregory Duckworth House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brown, Elliott Status Date: 5/11/2017
Keywords: Utilities Week of 05.08.2017
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Municipal Association of South Carolina
1411 Gervais St., PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803.799.9574, Fax: 803.933.1299, mail@masc.sc