Legislation with Tracking Level = Priority (16)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/12/2018


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: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jefferson, Knight Status Date: 2/21/2018
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3143 Allows a municipality to contract with a public or private academic institution to provide police protection02.16.2017 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipality to contract with a public or private academic institution to provide police protection services.
Sponsor: James Burns House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: House Police Week of 02.13.2017
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H 3158 Local Government Efficiency Act02.22.2018 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes a city council to annex an area by ordinance if the area does not exceed 25 acres and is completely surrounded by the municipality and has been for no less than five years. 
Sponsor: Mandy Norrell House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member Status Date: 1/11/2017
Keywords: Annexation House Week of 02.19.2018
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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: House - 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: House - 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 4816 Extends the South Carolina Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act until December 31, 2025Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the South Carolina Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act until December 31, 2025.
Sponsor: James Smith House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pope Status Date: 2/20/2018
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 01.29.2018
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H 4880 Allows expenditure of accommodations and hospitality revenue for the control and repair of flooding and drainage at tourism-related landsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows expenditure of state and local accommodations taxes and local hospitality tax revenue for the control and repair of flooding and drainage at tourism-related lands.
Sponsor: William Cogswell House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 2/8/2018
Keywords: Accommodations/Hospitality Taxes Week of 02.05.2018
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H 4950 Makes appropriations and provides revenues for the ordinary expenses of state government for fiscal year 2018-2019Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes appropriations and provides revenues for the ordinary expenses of state government for fiscal year 2018-2019.
Sponsor: Ways and Means House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 264 Status Date: 8/9/2018
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 03.05.2018
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H 4951 Appropriates monies from the Capital Reserve Fund for fiscal year 2017-2018 Summary of the bill as introduced: Appropriates monies from the Capital Reserve Fund for fiscal year 2017-2018.
Sponsor: Ways and Means House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Effective date See Act Status Date: 5/23/2018
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 03.05.2018
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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
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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
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S 0426 Municipal Tax Relief Act03.29.2018 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds a minimum 20 percent property tax credit; caps local sales tax at 9 percent; allows a city to initiate the sales tax referendum county wide and allows a city to initiate a municipal tax referendum if the county vote fails and allows a county to waive a referendum.03.13.2018 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipality to impose a sales tax, through a referendum, not to exceed one percent, for municipal tax relief and for certain authorized projects.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 2/16/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 03.12.2018 Week of 03.26.2018
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S 0618 Allows municipalities without an operating millage on January 1, 2017, to impose an operating millage Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows municipalities without an operating millage on January 1, 2017, to impose an operating millage and impose limitations.
Sponsor: Shane Massey House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/5/2017
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S 0917 Allows expenditure of accommodations and hospitality revenue for the control and repair of flooding and drainage at tourism-related lands04.19.2018 The House Ways and Means Economic Development subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.06.2018 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment defines nuisance flooding. 01.30.2018 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows expenditure of state and local accommodations taxes and local hospitality tax revenue for the control and repair of flooding and drainage at tourism-related lands.
Sponsor: Marlon Kimpson House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Conference committee appointed Davis, Scott, Goldfinch Status Date: 5/10/2018
Keywords: Accommodations/Hospitality Taxes Week of 01.22.2018 Week of 01.29.2018 Week of 02.05.2018 Week of 04.16.2018
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S 0932 Requires an entity undertaking a transportation improvement project to bear the cost of relocating water and sewer lines03.22.2018 The Senate Transportation Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.13.2018 A Senate Transportation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires an entity undertaking a transportation improvement project to bear the cost of relocating water and sewer lines.
Sponsor: Paul Campbell House Com: EdPW Senate Com: Tran
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works Status Date: 4/3/2018
Keywords: Utilities Week of 01.22.2018 Week of 03.12.2018 Week of 03.19.2018
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S 1043 Extends the South Carolina Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act until December 31, 202504.24.2018 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment extends the tax credit until 2021 and establishes credit limits for certain building sites that qualify for the tax credit.03.29.2018 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment extends the tax for two years until 2021.Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the South Carolina Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act until December 31, 2025.
Sponsor: Ross Turner House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Vetoed by Governor Status Date: 7/3/2018
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 02.19.2018 Week of 03.26.2018 Week of 04.23.2018
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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