Bills Assigned to Keyword - Week of 04.29.2019 (24)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/10/2019


H 3045 Defines the campaign information that must be submitted to an Independent Expenditure Committee05.07.2019 The House Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.11.2019 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Defines the election communication information that must be submitted to an Independent Expenditure Committee and then disclosed by the Independent Expenditure Committee.
Sponsor: Mandy Norrell House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Rose Status Date: 4/24/2019
Keywords: Elections Ethics House Week of 04.08.2019 Week of 04.29.2019 Week of 05.06.2019
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H 3066 Requires that the destruction of arrest records of persons arrested as a result of mistaken identity must occur no later than 180 days after a completed investigation05.07.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.25.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires that the destruction of arrest records of persons arrested as a result of mistaken identity must occur no later than 180 days after a completed investigation.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan Status Date: 1/15/2019
Keywords: Courts House Public Safety Week of 04.22.2019 Week of 04.29.2019 Week of 05.06.2019
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H 3087 Prohibits the approval of Atlantic Ocean seismic testing to locate reserves of oil and gas04.30.2019 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.10.2019 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment ensures that existing oil and gas operations in the state are not affected by this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced:Prohibits the approval by state or local government of Atlantic Ocean seismic testing to locate reserves of oil and gas. This bill also prohibits the approval by state or local government of infrastructure used for the transportation of offshore oil into the land and waters of South Carolina.
Sponsor: Peter McCoy House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Davis Status Date: 5/9/2019
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 04.08.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 3090 Allows a conservation easement holder to contest a condemnation action04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill to the subcommittee.04.03.2019 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee failed to report this bill out favorably.03.27.2019 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. 03.21.2019 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a conservation easement holder to contest a condemnation action under specific circumstances.  
Sponsor: Dennis Moss House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.25.2019 Week of 04.01.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 3108 Requires a person to agree, before taking office, to forfeit retirement benefits if convicted of a crime while in office05.07.2019 The House Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bil although it was on the agenda.04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a person to agree, before taking office, to forfeit retirement benefits if the person is convicted of a crime while in office.
Sponsor: Nathan Ballentine House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Toole Status Date: 3/6/2019
Keywords: Ethics House Week of 04.29.2019 Week of 05.06.2019
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H 3243 Creates a flat fee of $25 for filing certain documents with the register of deeds or clerks of court05.02.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments only make technical changes.02.26.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.20.2019 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes technical changes.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates a flat fee of $25 for filing certain documents with the register of deeds or clerks of court.
Sponsor: Beth Bernstein House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 58 Status Date: 6/5/2019
Keywords: Courts House Week of 02.18.2019 Week of 02.25.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 3307 Requires SLED to create a tracking system and searchable website that includes information about property seized by law enforcement and forfeited under state law05.02.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment includes prosecutors in the reporting requirements.03.19.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.28.2019 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires SLED to create a tracking system and searchable website that includes information about property seized by law enforcement and forfeited under state law.
Sponsor: Alan Clemmons House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 5/8/2019
Keywords: House Public Safety Week of 02.25.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 3471 Prohibits municipalities from approving ordinances that would stop seismic testing to locate oil and natural gas reserves04.30.2019 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.10.2019 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits municipalities from approving ordinances that would  deter, prohibit or impede construction used to facilitate Atlantic Ocean marine seismic testing to locate oil and natural gas reserves, or facilitate the transportation or storage of Atlantic Ocean offshore oil or gas onto the land of this state.
Sponsor: James Burns House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 5/8/2019
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.07.2019 Week of 04.08.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 3586 Requires the SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office to audit a local government's emergency telephone system fund04.30.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.23.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee adopted the subcommittee amendment and carried this bill over.04.17.2018 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment includes the Sheriff's Association on the SC 911 Advisory Committee.02.28.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.20.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment preserves press access to certain information while protecting the personal information of alleged victims who may call, text or send video messaging containing personal information.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office to audit a local government's emergency telephone system fund; and if funds are found to be missing or used for unauthorized purposes, requires the local government to return those funds in 90 days.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 60 Status Date: 6/5/2019
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 02.18.2019 Week of 02.25.2019 Week of 04.15.2019 Week of 04.22.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 3620 Removes the state retirement systems' $10,000 earnings limitation on return-to-work retirees who retired before January 2, 201905.02.2019 The Senate Finance Retirement Systems subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment extends the break in service requirement from one year to two years before returning to work without an earnings cap.04.10.2019 The Senate Finance Retirement Systems subcommittee carried this bill over.03.26.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.26.2019 The House Ways and Means General Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes the current language in the bill and adds a required 12-month break in service before returning to work with the earnings cap. The amendment also gives PEBA the authority to review return-to-work retirees for fraud.Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes the state retirement systems' $10,000 earnings limitation on employees returning to covered employment who retired before January 2, 2019.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/3/2019
Keywords: Retirement Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 03.25.2019 Week of 04.08.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 3733 Enacts the Community-Law Enforcement Partnership for Deflection and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Act05.07.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.05.07.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee carried over this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes law enforcement agencies to establish deflection programs in partnership with treatment facilities and community organizations to facilitate treatment.
Sponsor: David Weeks House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thayer, Wooten, W.Newton, Thigpen, Kirby, Sandifer, Jefferson, Henegan, Erickson, Bennett, Funderburk, Henderson-Myers, Huggins Status Date: 1/30/2019
Keywords: Police Public Safety Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 04.29.2019 Week of 05.06.2019
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H 3984 Allows an employer to choose to pay all or a portion of required employee contributions to SCRS or PORS during a fiscal year04.30.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.24.2019 The House Ways and Means General Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows an employer to choose to pay all or a portion of required employee contributions to the South Carolina Retirement System or Police Officers Retirement System during a fiscal year.
Sponsor: Bruce Bannister House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 5/9/2019
Keywords: Retirement Week of 02.11.2019 Week of 04.22.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 4259 Includes under FOIA the toxicology reports from driving under the influence arrests of public officials05.01.2019 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Includes under the Freedom of Information Act the toxicology reports from driving under the influence arrests of public officials, public employees and school board members.
Sponsor: Russell Fry House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/19/2019
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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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 4381 Enacts the Commercial Driver License Holder Employment Protection Act04.30.2019 The House Education and Public Works Motor Vehicles subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires that the successful completion of a federally sanctioned commercial driver license exam, and the issuance of a valid commercial driver license by South Carolina or another state, qualifies as prima facie evidence of basic qualifications to drive commercial vehicles.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works Status Date: 4/2/2019
Keywords: General Governance Week of 04.01.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 4431 Makes changes to the current business license tax law05.01.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the methods by which a business license tax is calculated, purchased and enforced.
Sponsor: Wallace Jordan House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hewitt, Pope Status Date: 5/21/2019
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing Week of 04.08.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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S 0105 Requires magistrates and municipal judges to receive instruction on animal cruelty04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.25.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds a misdemeanor for someone who cruelly tethers an animal.01.24.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.15.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Welfare subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that the governing body responsible for the shelter itself would need to adopt the standard proposed in the bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires magistrates and municipal judges to receive at least two hours of instruction on animal cruelty every four years.
Sponsor: Paul Campbell House Com: Judy Senate Com: ANR
Status: Act No. 43 Status Date: 6/5/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 04.22.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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S 0227 Allows municipalities without an operating millage on January 1, 2019, to impose an operating millage 04.30.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.30.2019 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.15.2019 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.15.2019 The Senate Finance Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment restricts the initial amount of millage a city or town could impose. Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows municipalities without an operating millage on January 1, 2019, to impose an operating millage.
Sponsor: Michael Gambrell House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: House - Requests for debate-Rep Status Date: 5/8/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Senate Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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S 0281 Establishes penalties for intentionally misrepresenting a service animal04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.25.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.28.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments change the criminal penalties to civil penalties that can be cited on a Uniform Traffic Ticket; amends the definition of a service animal to only dogs and miniature horses and restricts to people with a documented medical condition; defines emotional support animal; allows landlords to ask questions and request documentation. 03.14.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee carried this bill over.02.28.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee carried this bill over.02.14.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee carried this bill over.01.24.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee carried this bill over.01.15.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Welfare subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment incorporates ADA definitions of service animals.Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a misdemeanor charge and penalties for intentionally misrepresenting a service animal. 
Sponsor: Scott Talley House Com: Judy Senate Com: ANR
Status: Act No. 44 Status Date: 6/5/2019
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 02.11.2019 Week of 02.18.2019 Week of 03.11.2019 Week of 03.25.2019 Week of 04.22.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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S 0303 Requires a therapeutic transport unit for state and local law enforcement officers responsible for transporting mental health patients04.30.2019 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.24.2019 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Social Services, Mental Health and Children's Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. 03.21.2019 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.20.2019 A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment creates an agreement that a study committee will be formed to study this issue.02.13.2019 A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a therapeutic transport unit and mental health training for state and local law enforcement officers responsible for transporting mental health patients. 
Sponsor: Marlon Kimpson House Com: MMPMA Senate Com: MA
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/10/2019
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 01.07.2019 Week of 02.11.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 04.22.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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S 0309 Increases the aggregate annual Industry Partnership Fund Tax credit amount04.30.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.30.2019 The House Ways and Means Economic Development subcommittee gave the bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment replaces all of the language in the bill with language from H4243, the bill that amends the job tax credit law to include professional sports teams. Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the aggregate annual Industry Partnership Fund Tax credit amount.
Sponsor: Nikki Setzler House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: House - Conference committee appointed Simrill, Pope, Weeks Status Date: 5/9/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 01.07.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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S 0323 Allows the Department of Revenue to submit certain information to a financial institution about a debtor 04.30.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.30.2019 The House Ways and Means Economic Development subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.05.2019 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.01.29.2019 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment indemnifies the bank.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows the Department of Revenue to submit certain information to a financial institution about a debtor who has been named on a warrant for distraint.
Sponsor: Thomas Alexander House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 46 Status Date: 6/5/2019
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.07.2019 Week of 01.28.2019 Week of 02.04.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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S 0397 Gives a county sheriff the same powers as a municipal police officer05.07.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the population threshold applicable to sheriff's departments and the counties they serve.05.07.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.05.02.2019 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.02.05.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows both sheriffs and municipal police departments to enforce beer and wine laws.01.29.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment makes only technical changes.Summary of the bill as introduced: Confirms county sheriffs’ power to enforce certain criminal laws throughout the county, including within municipalities, and gives sheriffs the authority to continue pursuits when they extend beyond the sheriff’s county.
Sponsor: Richard Harpootlian House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: House - Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary Status Date: 5/8/2019
Keywords: Police Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 01.28.2019 Week of 02.04.2019 Week of 04.29.2019 Week of 05.06.2019
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S 0440 Amends the SC Textiles Communities Revitalization Act04.30.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.30.2019 The House Ways and Means Economic Development subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.12.2019 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.26.2019 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes technical changes. Summary of the bill as introduced: Amends the SC Textiles Communities Revitalization Act to clarify that a certain cap on rehabilitated expenses applies only to certain rehabilitated buildings on contiguous parcels.
Sponsor: Scott Talley House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 50 Status Date: 6/5/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 01.28.2019 Week of 02.25.2019 Week of 03.11.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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