Bills Assigned to Keyword - Week of 03.25.2019 (12)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/10/2019


H 4327 Revises the definition of farm structure 04.30.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report. 04.25.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment specifies that agritourism structures will be classified as A-3 occupancies.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a county or municipality from enforcing the portion of a nationally recognized building code which regulates the construction or improvement of a farm structure.
Sponsor: Robert Williams House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 5/8/2019
Keywords: Building Codes Week of 03.25.2019 Week of 04.22.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 4328 Expresses the intent of the General Assembly for the Criminal Justice Academy to provide multiple facilities to train law enforcement officersSummary of the bill as introduced: Expresses the intent of the General Assembly for the Criminal Justice Academy to provide multiple facilities to train law enforcement officers. This bill also authorizes the Law Enforcement Training Council to enter into contracts to allow the Criminal Justice Academy and other entities to train law enforcement personnel.
Sponsor: Nancy Mace House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pendarvis Status Date: 3/28/2019
Keywords: Police Public Safety Week of 03.25.2019
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H 4334 Enacts the South Carolina Income Tax Act for Individuals, Trusts and EstatesSummary of the bill as introduced: Changes the state income tax rate to a flat rate of 4.85 percent in taxable year 2021 phasing down over five years to a rate of 4.5 percent.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/23/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 03.25.2019
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H 4335 Enacts the Regulatory Freedom Act04.09.2019 The House Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment excludes regulations from federal statutes, the SC Department of Revenue, emergency regulations and the State Board of Financial Institutions. The amendment also requires emergency regulations to expire 90 days after filing, and allows them to be extended if the General Assembly is not in session.04.04.2019 The House Regulations and Administrative Procedures Business, Commerce and Administration subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment exempts regulations that are not under legislative oversight from the five year expiration provision.Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes that a regulation promulgated under the Administrative Procedures Act expires five years after July 1, 2020, or the effective date of the act.
Sponsor: Jeffrey Bradley House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Debate adjourned until Fri., 5-10-19 Status Date: 5/2/2019
Keywords: General Governance Week of 03.25.2019 Week of 04.01.2019 Week of 04.08.2019
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H 4336 Presumes that a person who has a commercial drivers license possesses the qualifications to drive a commercial motor vehicle 05.01.2019 The House Education and Public Works Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.30.2019 The House Education and Public Works Motor Vehicles subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Presumes that a person who has a commercial drivers license possesses the qualifications to drive a commercial motor vehicle. 
Sponsor: Raye Felder House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works Status Date: 3/27/2019
Keywords: General Governance Transportation Week of 03.25.2019
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H 4343 Reduces the maximum cable television franchise fee from five percent of gross revenues to three percent of gross revenuesSummary of the bill as introduced: Reduces the maximum cable television franchise fee payable under a state-issued certificate of franchise authority from five percent of gross revenues to three percent of gross revenues.
Sponsor: Nathan Ballentine House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/28/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 03.25.2019
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H 4344 Exempts from property taxes all property devoted to housing low income residents if the property is owned by an instrumentality of a nonprofit housing corporationSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts from property taxes all property devoted to housing low income residents if the property is owned by an instrumentality of a nonprofit housing corporation.
Sponsor: William Herbkersman House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Dillard Status Date: 4/2/2019
Keywords: Property Taxes Week of 03.25.2019
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H 4347 Increases penalties for using a wireless electronic communication device while operating a motor vehicle Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases penalties for using a wireless electronic communication device while operating a motor vehicle.
Sponsor: West Cox House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/28/2019
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 03.25.2019
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H 4402 Allows for a property tax refund in any year when taxes are overpaid because of financial disabilitySummary of the bill as introduced: Allows for a property tax refund in any year when taxes are overpaid because the property owner was financially disabled during that time.
Sponsor: James Burns House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 4/4/2019
Keywords: Property Taxes Week of 03.25.2019
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S 0706 Enacts the Multifamily Dwelling Safety Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to adopt a multifamily dwelling balcony code establishing minimum standards for balcony railings.
Sponsor: Paul Campbell House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/26/2019
Keywords: Building Codes Week of 03.25.2019
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S 0720 Excludes internet video streaming services from the sales tax on communication servicesSummary of the bill as introduced: Excludes internet video streaming services from the sales tax on communication services.
Sponsor: Glenn Reese House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 3/28/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Telecommunications Week of 03.25.2019
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S 0723 Enacts the South Carolina Hands-Free Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the offense of distracted driving and provides penalties.
Sponsor: Thomas Young House Com: Senate Com: Tran
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Transportation Status Date: 3/28/2019
Keywords: Week of 03.25.2019
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