Legislation Assigned to the Senate LCI Committee (17)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/12/2018


H 3529 Allows only the General Assembly to regulate plastic bags and other containers04.12.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows municipalities to ban the use of auxiliary containers on any property or waterway owned or maintained by a county or municipality, including but not limited to tidelands, wetlands and public beaches. The amendment also increased the fine municipalities can charge to $1000. 03.15.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Senators Massey, Williams, Gambrell and Corbin voted in favor of the bill. Senators Sabb, Setzler and Davis voted against the bill.03.07.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee did not take action on this bill.02.01.2017 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: LCI
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/18/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 03.05.2018 Week of 03.12.2018 Week of 04.09.2018
Graveyard
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: Act No. 138 Status Date: 3/20/2018
Keywords: Building Codes Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
Passed
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: Act No. 132 Status Date: 2/20/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 02.27.2017
Passed
H 3846 Removes a provision from homebuilders licensure requirements for residential property improvements04.26.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.25.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Professionals and Occupations subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes section 1 that listed specific improvements a homeowner could make to his home without a permit.03.22.2018 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment defines specific improvements to a home that a homeowner may do without need for a permit and it allows a general contractor to hold multiple specialty licenses. 0321.2018 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Real Estate subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows a contractor to hold two specialty licenses.Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes a provision from homebuilders license requirements for residential property improvements which disqualifies property owners who sell or rent an improved property within two years after the improvements are made.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: House - Roll call Yeas-0 Nays-75 Status Date: 5/10/2018
Keywords: Building Codes Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 03.19.2018 Week of 04.23.2018
Of Interest
H 4093 Employment First Initiative Act04.26.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.25.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Labor and Employment subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.20.2018 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment deletes all references to "mandates" and replaces it with "encourages."Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the S.C. Employment First Oversight Commission to establish policies and related responsibilities of state agencies and political subdivisions supportive of competitive and integrated employment of individuals with disabilities.
Sponsor: Neal Collins House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Effective date See Act Status Date: 5/25/2018
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 03.19.2018 Week of 04.03.2017 Week of 04.23.2018
Of Interest
H 4196 Declares May 2017 as "Building Safety Month"Summary of the bill as introduced: Declares May 2017 as "Building Safety Month" and recognizes and comments local and state code officials for the significant service they provide in keeping our communities safe and our economy growing.
Sponsor: Edward Tallon House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Adopted, returned to House with concurrence Status Date: 5/2/2017
Keywords: Building Codes Week of 04.24.2017
Passed
S 0188 South Carolina Minimum Wage ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires employers to pay employees one dollar above the federal minimum wage requirement.
Sponsor: John Scott House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Senate
Of Interest
S 0218 Prohibits a municipality from establishing, mandating or requiring an employee benefit03.02.2017 The House, Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.22.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.26.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.18.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Labor and Employment subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipality from establishing, mandating or requiring an employee benefit. This bill does not limit the authority of municipalities to establish employee benefits in employment relationships.
Sponsor: Shane Massey House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Act No. 3 Status Date: 4/17/2017
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 01.09.2017 Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 02.27.2017
Passed
S 0261 S.C. Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy Act (C-PACE)05.10.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Executive subcommittee carried this over.03.09.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.23.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee carried this over.02.15.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes all language that would allow bonds.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a governing body to establish a district by ordinance to promote, encourage and facilitate clean energy improvements within its geographic area.
Sponsor: Thomas Alexander House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/30/2017
Keywords: Environment Utilities Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 05.08.2017
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S 0323 Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that declare operations or expansion of manufacturing facilities a nuisance03.09.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.08.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment limits the scope and defines "manufacturing" and "industrial."02.15.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee carried over this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that declare operations or expansion of manufacturing facilities a nuisance.
Sponsor: Paul Campbell House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Recommitted to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 2/7/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 03.06.2017
Of Interest
S 0361 Earned Paid Sick Leave Act03.21.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Labor and Employment subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires employees to accrue earned paid and earned unpaid sick leave.
Sponsor: Marlon Kimpson House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 2/7/2017
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 03.19.2018
Of Interest
S 0579 Prohibits the Building Codes Council from denying changes to the code recommended by the technical committees 03.07.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee carried this bill over.02.28.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the Building Codes Council from denying changes to the code recommended by the technical committees and changes the code cycle from a three-year cycle to a six-year cycle.
Sponsor: Thomas Alexander House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/23/2017
Keywords: Building Codes Week of 02.26.2018 Week of 03.05.2018 Week of 03.20.2017
Of Interest
S 0791 Multifamily Dwelling Safety ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to adopt a multifamily dwelling balcony code establishing minimum standards for balcony railings that are primarily constructed of wood.
Sponsor: Paul Campbell House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/9/2018
Keywords: Building Codes General Governance
Of Interest
S 0810 Allows municipalities and counties to enact ordinances that require fees on pawn transactions and purchases 04.25.2018 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.25.2018 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.22.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires municipalities to enact regulations requiring pawnshops to transfer records electronically, and requires pawnbrokers to report records to an electronic database being established by SLED.03.20.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Professions and Occupations subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. 03.14.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Professions and Occupations subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows municipalities and counties to enact ordinances that require fees on pawn transactions and purchases. The bill also allows municipalities and counties to enact ordinances that requires the pawnshops to provide electronic pawn purchase or transfer records to local law enforcement.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Act No. 191 Status Date: 5/31/2018
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 03.12.2018 Week of 03.19.2018 Week of 04.23.2018
Passed
S 0929 Declares Tuesday, February 6, 2018 as Cities Mean Business DaySummary of the bill as introduced: Honors the valuable contributions that SC cities and towns make to the state's economic prosperity through their relationships with businesses.
Sponsor: Nikki Setzler House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Adopted Status Date: 1/25/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.22.2018
Passed
S 0969 Requires a local governing body to appoint a nine member commission to vote with the Board of Commissioners on federal housing tax creditsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a local governing body to appoint a nine member commission to vote with the Board of Commissioners on federal housing tax credits.
Sponsor: Ronnie Cromer House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 2/7/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 02.05.2018
Of Interest
S 1050 Prohibits a political subdivision from requiring employers to pay employees additional wages or pay based on any alteration or adjustment of employee scheduling Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a political subdivision from requiring employers to pay employees additional wages or pay based on any alteration or adjustment of employee scheduling.
Sponsor: Thomas Alexander House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 2/27/2018
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 02.26.2018
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