Legislation with Tracking Level = Passed (46)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/12/2018


H 3139 Allows baseball complexes to obtain certain permits to sell beer and wine04.17.2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment limits insurance requirements to the statutory limits for governmental entities. 02.20.2018 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.13.2018 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill. 02.06.2018 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.01.16.2018 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill. 05.04.2017 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds soccer stadiums in additional to baseball complexes.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 a baseball complex to be able to obtain a permit to sell beer and wine for on-premises consumption and obtain a biennial license to purchase alcoholic liquors by the drink.
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 236 Status Date: 5/31/2018
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 01.15.2018 Week of 02.05.2018 Week of 02.12.2018 Week of 02.19.2018 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 04.16.2018 Week of 05.01.2017
Passed
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: Act No. 254 Status Date: 7/12/2018
Keywords: Expungement House Week of 03.27.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
Passed
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 3247 Makes several changes to the current law on mopeds02.08.2017 The House Education and Public Works Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.07.2017 The House Education and Public Works Transportation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.25.2017 The House Education and Public Works Transportation subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.01.18.2017 The House Education and Public Works Transportation subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Defines a moped as a cycle, defined as a motor vehicle, with or without pedals, to permit propulsion by human power, that travels on no more than three wheels in contact with the ground powered by gas, electricity, alternative fuel, or a hybrid combination.
Sponsor: William Crosby House Com: EdPW Senate Com: Tran
Status: Act No. 89 Status Date: 5/31/2017
Keywords: House Public Safety Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.06.2017
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 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 3603 Declares Wednesday, February 1, 2017, as Cities Mean Business Day in South CarolinaSummary of the bill as introduced: Declares Wednesday, February 1, 2017, as Cities Mean Business Day in South Carolina.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Introduced and adopted Status Date: 1/31/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.30.2017
Passed
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 3720 State budget billSummary of the bill as introduced: Makes general appropriations to provide revenues to meet the ordinary expenses of state government for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017.
Sponsor: Ways and Means House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Veto sustained on certain items: 3, 9, 11, 16, 22 Status Date: 3/14/2018
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 03.06.2017
Passed
H 3721 Capital Reserve Fund billSummary of the bill as introduced: Appropriates money from the Capital Reserve Fund for FY 2016-2017.
Sponsor: Ways and Means House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 98 Status Date: 7/12/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 03.06.2017
Passed
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
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 3865 South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees for medical needs resulting from pregnancy or childbirth.
Sponsor: Beth Bernstein House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 244 Status Date: 5/31/2018
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 02.27.2017
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 3895 Changes the due date for the municipal financial report to be submitted to the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs office from January to March 1504.24.2018 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.17.2018 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment makes only technical changes.03.28.2017 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the financial report reporting date of municipalities to the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs office from January to March 15.
Sponsor: William Herbkersman House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 246 Status Date: 5/31/2018
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.27.2017 Week of 04.16.2018 Week of 04.23.2018
Passed
H 3929 Changes certain exceptions to local ordinances related to certain agricultural animal facilities 01.11.2018 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report with technical amendments. 04.27.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.25.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changed the appeal radius from two miles to one mile.04.18.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resource and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Considers agricultural operations compliant with local laws and ordinances if the operation or facility is compliant with state law or regulations.
Sponsor: Davey Hiott House Com: ANREA Senate Com: ANR
Status: Act No. 139 Status Date: 3/20/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.08.2018 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
Passed
H 4117 Creates an additional exception in the confidentiality of data in the prescription drug monitoring program 04.19.2018 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is available, it will be posted in the tracking system. 04.17.2018 A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.07.2018 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes technical changes.02.21.2018 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Health and Environmental Affairs subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates an additional exception in the confidentiality of data in the prescription drug monitoring program to allow data to be given to drug courts.
Sponsor: Phyllis Henderson House Com: MMPMA Senate Com: MA
Status: Act No. 212 Status Date: 5/31/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 02.19.2018 Week of 03.05.2018 Week of 04.03.2017 Week of 04.16.2018
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: Act No. 130 Status Date: 2/12/2018
Keywords: Annexation Week of 04.24.2017
Passed
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
H 4458 Ensures cigarette butts, cigarette component litter and deceased animals are included in the litter statute04.24.2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment increases the per hour fee to pay out of participating in a litter pickup. The amendment also requires data to be tracked regarding the number and demographic break down of those paying the fee.04.17.2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.03.13.2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.08.2018 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.25.2018 THe House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The full committee also adopted a technical amendment.01.24.2018 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment ensures local ordinances related to property maintenance are not affected by this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Ensures cigarette butts, cigarette component litter and deceased animals are included in the litter statute.
Sponsor: Jeffrey Johnson House Com: ANREA Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 214 Status Date: 5/31/2018
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 01.22.2018 Week of 03.05.2018 Week of 03.12.2018 Week of 04.16.2018 Week of 04.23.2018
Passed
H 4479 Prohibits anyone who has a pending allegation of misconduct from being employed as a law enforcement officer or as a telecommunications operator04.24.2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.17.2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.03.13.2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.07.2018 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.13.2018 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.08.2018 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment gives the officer the right to a speedy hearing.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits anyone who has a pending allegation of misconduct from being employed as a law enforcement officer or as a telecommunications operator.
Sponsor: Edward Tallon House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 215 Status Date: 5/31/2018
Keywords: House Police Week of 02.05.2018 Week of 02.12.2018 Week of 03.05.2018 Week of 03.12.2018 Week of 04.16.2018 Week of 04.23.2018
Passed
H 4600 Authorizes certain community organizations to distribute opioid antidotes to a person at risk of experiencing an overdose 04.19.2018 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.17.2018 A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.07.2018 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committe gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires the drug to be acquired from a pharmacy rather than directly from the manufacturer. 03.07.2018 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Health and Environmental Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. 02.28.2018 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Health and Environmental Affairs subcommittee carried this bill over.02.21.2018 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Health and Environmental Affairs subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes certain community organizations to distribute opioid antidotes to a person at risk of experiencing an overdose.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: MMPMA Senate Com: MA
Status: Act No. 169 Status Date: 5/14/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.08.2018 Week of 02.19.2018 Week of 02.26.2018 Week of 03.05.2018 Week of 04.16.2018
Passed







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