Legislation Assigned to the House WM Committee (36)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 12/6/2017


H 3074 Requires a county to adjust a taxpayers tax bill to automatically reflect the property tax homestead exemptionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a county to adjust a taxpayers tax bill to automatically reflect the property tax homestead exemption when the taxpayer reaches a certain age.
Sponsor: Terry Alexander House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: House Property Taxes
Of Interest
H 3077 Adds emergency medical technician to the definition of "eligible owner" for a property tax exemption03.08.2017 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Adds "emergency medical technician" to the definition of eligible owner for a property tax exemption for certain individuals who are permanently and totally disabled.
Sponsor: Gregory Duckworth House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: House Property Taxes Week of 03.06.2017
Of Interest
H 3079 Exempts 80 percent of the fair market value of certain distributed energy resourcesSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts 80 percent of the fair market value of specific distributed energy resources and exempts the value of renewable energy resource residential property.
Sponsor: Dwight Loftis House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Blackwell Status Date: 3/30/2017
Keywords: House Property Taxes
Of Interest
H 3092 Exempts all property taxes of an owner-occupied residence if the owner is 80 years oldSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts all property taxes of an owner-occupied residence if the owner is 80 years old.
Sponsor: John King House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Robinson-Simpson Status Date: 1/12/2017
Keywords: House Property Taxes
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H 3093 Allows a property to continue to receive the four percent assessment ratio after the owner dies until the estate is closed03.28.2017 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.08.2017 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a property to continue to receive the 4 percent assessment ratio after the owner dies until the estate is closed so long as the property is not rented.
Sponsor: Dwight Loftis House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 4/5/2017
Keywords: House Property Taxes Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.27.2017
Of Interest
H 3099 Makes changes to the funding formula of the Local Government FundSummary of the bill as introduced: Changes the name of the Local Government Fund to the Local Government Revenue Sharing Fund and requires the Fund for the upcoming fiscal year to increase by the same projected increase as the state general fund not to exceed five percent compared to the appropriation in the current fiscal year.
Sponsor: Russell Ott House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3106 Requires each county to allow for a property tax deferment for armed services membersSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires each county to allow for a property tax deferment for armed services members stationed in or near a hazard duty zone to begin on the tax due date and extend 90 days after the last date of deployment.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: House Property Taxes
Of Interest
H 3111 Increases the gas tax by seven cents a gallonSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases the gas tax by seven cents a gallon and requires the revenue from the tax be credited to the State Highway Fund.
Sponsor: Jackson Whipper House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Robinson-Simpson Status Date: 1/12/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House Transportation
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H 3227 Authorizes a city council to impose an impact fee on any private developer for each new residential dwelling unit constructed in the municipalitySummary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes the governing body of a county or municipality to impose an impact fee on any private developer for each new residential dwelling unit constructed by that developer in the municipality.
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3270 Requires municipalities to submit an annual financial audit to the Office of the State Treasurer instead of the Comptroller's OfficeSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires municipalities to submit an annual financial audit to the Office of the State Treasurer instead of the Comptroller's Office.
Sponsor: Weston Newton House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson Status Date: 2/16/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3307 Allows a taxpayer to claim the four percent assessment ratio on a residence other than the legal residenceSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a taxpayer to claim the four percent assessment ratio on a residence other than the legal residence if the additional legal residence is the legal residence of either a parent or child of the taxpayer.
Sponsor: William Bowers House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Robinson-Simpson Status Date: 1/12/2017
Keywords: House Property Taxes
Of Interest
H 3310 Prohibits charging a penalty, fine or other additional cost for late local hospitality tax payments04.19.2017 A House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits charging a penalty, fine or other additional cost for local hospitality tax payments received within seven days of the due date that in the aggregate exceeds five percent of the delinquent tax.
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Robinson-Simpson Status Date: 1/12/2017
Keywords: Accommodations/Hospitality Taxes House Week of 04.17.2017
Of Interest
H 3312 Allows the creation of promenade pride districts and exempts property taxes in the district for seven yearsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the creation of promenade pride districts and exempts the value of any addition or improvement to real property located in the district from property taxes for seven years.
Sponsor: William Bowers House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
Of Interest
H 3314 Imposes a statewide uniform property tax to replace any other property tax imposed for school operating purposesSummary of the bill as introduced: Imposes a statewide uniform property tax to replace any other property tax imposed for school operating purposes.
Sponsor: William Bowers House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: House Property Taxes
Of Interest
H 3315 South Carolina Voluntary Infrastructure Funding ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Imposes an additional user fee equal to 10 cents a gallon on motor fuels that includes a voluntary exemption for individual residents and a income tax credit equal to 10 percent of the user fee paid.
Sponsor: James Burns House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Cogswell Status Date: 1/25/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House Transportation
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H 3317 South Carolina Fair Tax ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Taxes all non federal government consumption of goods in the state without any exceptions.
Sponsor: Christopher Corley House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor Status Date: 1/25/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3356 Requires the SC DMV to implement a procedure to allow it to collect motor vehicle property taxes owed to local governmentsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC DMV to implement a procedure to allow it to collect motor vehicle property taxes owed to local governments when a person registers a vehicle.
Sponsor: John Mccravy House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: House Property Taxes
Of Interest
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 3449 Allows a 100 percent property tax exemption for homeowners age 65 or olderSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a 100 percent property tax exemption for homeowners age 65 or older.
Sponsor: Kit Spires House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2017
Keywords: Property Taxes Week of 01.09.2017
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H 3485 Proposes an amendment to the state constitution to eliminate the 15 percent assessment capSummary of the bill as introduced: Proposes an amendment to the state constitution to eliminate the 15 percent assessment cap.
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/17/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 01.16.2017
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H 3486 Repeals Act 388 of 2006Summary of the bill as introduced: Repeals all of the provisions of Act 388 passed in 2006 that imposes a millage cap on local governments.
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/17/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 01.16.2017
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H 3516 Increases certain fees and taxes to pay for highway and road repair and maintenance 05.04.2017 The conference committee met and adopted all identical sections of the two bills. Members plan to continue to meet to work on the different sections.03.14.2017 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee and later amended by the full committee to change the car tax structure but yield the same revenue.03.08.2017 The Senate Finance Special Transportation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment raises the gas tax 2 cents every year for 6 years to raise $800 million for roads. The amendment would also cap the gas tax below Georgia and North Carolina's current taxes, it strikes the S.C. DOT governance changes included in the House bill. The amendment also raises car sales taxes and other fees. 03.07.2017 The Senate Finance Special Transportation subcommittee carried this bill over.02.09.2017 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.07.2017 The House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment creates a infrastructure maintenance trust fund for repairs and maintenance only. Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the motor fuel user fee by 10 cents over five years to pay for highway and road repair and maintenance.
Sponsor: Gary Simrill House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 40 Status Date: 5/25/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Transportation Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.13.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
Passed
H 3566 Requires the law enforcement training council to develop guidelines for a training that certifies first responders to carry firearms on a school campus02.28.2017 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that schools designate the responders. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the law enforcement training council to develop guidelines for a training at the Criminal Justice Academy that certifies first responders to carry firearms on a school premises.
Sponsor: Phillip Lowe House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/11/2017
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 03.27.2017
Of Interest
H 3600 Allows employees and retiree and their dependents of any political subdivision of the state to participate in the state health planSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows employees and retirees and their dependents of any political subdivision of the state to participate in the state health plan.
Sponsor: Raye Felder House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/31/2017
Keywords: Health Insurance Week of 01.30.2017
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H 3726 Makes changes to the SC Retirement System04.04.2017 The conference committee adopted portions of each version of the bill and passed it out favorably.02.14.2017 The House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Summary of the bill as introduced: Pays down the unfunded liability of the state retirement system and reduces the assumed annual rate of return from 7.5 percent to 7.25 percent.This bill increases the employer contribution rate for SCRS and PORS by 2 percent effective July 1. It increases the employer contribution 1 percent each year through 2023 ultimately producing an employer rate of 18.56 for SCRS and 21.24 for PORS. It also places a cap of 9 percent on the employee contribution rate effective July 1. There is no reduction in cost of living adjustments for retirees.
Sponsor: William Herbkersman House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 13 Status Date: 4/28/2017
Keywords: Retirement Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 04.03.2017
Passed







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