Legislation Assigned to the Senate Judy Committee (82)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/10/2019


H 3080 Allows the SC Department of Revenue to issue permits to sell beer and wine at multiple locations on multiple days on one application04.02.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.28.2019 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows the SC Department of Revenue to issue permits to sell beer and wine at multiple locations on multiple days on one application.
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/10/2019
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 03.25.2019 Week of 04.01.2019
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H 3145 Gives authority to the Office of Regulatory Staff to conduct audits of electric cooperatives 04.23.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows a ratepayer to file a complaint with the Office of Regulatory Staff before a matter gets to court. The amendment also requires early voting, requires greater notice before elections are held, requires accommodations for elderly voters and places restrictions on the Office of Regulatory Staff's authority to inspect subsidiary entities. 04.11.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.28.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. 02.27.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended.  The amendment allows the Office of Regulatory Staff to audit the electric cooperatives; it allows the Public Service Commission to mediate disputes between the electric cooperatives and the Office of Regulatory Staff; it requires electric cooperative boards to disclose financial and operational information to members; and it prohibits conflicts of interest and nepotism by electric cooperative board members.Summary of the bill as introduced: Gives authority to the Office of Regulatory Staff to conduct audits of electric cooperatives.
Sponsor: Russell Ott House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 56 Status Date: 6/5/2019
Keywords: Electric House Utilities Week of 02.25.2019 Week of 04.08.2019 Week of 04.22.2019
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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 3309 Requires SLED to create and operate a statewide sexual assault kit tracking system04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires SLED to create and operate a statewide sexual assault kit tracking system.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 5/9/2019
Keywords: House Public Safety
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H 3420 Amends the Youth Access to Tobacco Prevention Act of 200603.12.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.06.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments strengthens online ID requirements, strikes the term e-cigarette and replaces it with electronic smoking device to make the definition more inclusive.01.29.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments redefine "alternative nicotine products" to include all vaping products even if they do not include nicotine. The amendment prevents anyone younger than 18 years old from entering a facility that has the primary purpose of selling tobacco products. It also requires age verification at time of ordering products online. Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits minors from entering retail establishments that primarily sell tobacco products, alternative nicotine products or both. The bill also changes the definition of alternative nicotine product.
Sponsor: Beth Bernstein House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 25 Status Date: 5/6/2019
Keywords: House Week of 01.28.2019 Week of 03.04.2019 Week of 03.11.2019
Passed
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 3659 Enacts the South Carolina Energy Freedom Act04.09.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires electric cities to submit integrated resource plans to the State Energy Office. If elements of the required integrated resource plan do not pertain to cities, those elements do not have to be included in the plan.04.02.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.28.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that there is a rebuttable presumption that fixed price contracts with a minimum term of 10 years are commercially reasonable and in the public interest. 03.20.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.14.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment provides protections to senior consumers to be administered by the Office of Regulatory Staff. 02.13.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies the procedure and parameters for electric utilities and solar users to enter into power purchase agreements. 02.07.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Enumerates specific rights owed to every electric utility customer in South Carolina.
Sponsor: Peter McCoy House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 62 Status Date: 6/5/2019
Keywords: Electric Utilities Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 02.04.2019 Week of 02.11.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.25.2019 Week of 04.01.2019 Week of 04.08.2019
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H 3780 Creates the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology Program03.26.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes sections unrelated to broadband and houses the program in the Rural Infrastructure Authority.03.20.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is available, it will be posted.03.06.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Facilitates the deployment of broadband to unserved areas of the state and allows a municipality or municipal-owned utility to sell or lease any public enterprise that it owns.
Sponsor: Brian White House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/4/2019
Keywords: General Governance Telecommunications Week of 01.28.2019 Week of 03.04.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.25.2019
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H 4260 Enacts the SC Ratepayer Protection Act of 201903.26.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. Summary of the bill as introduced: Protects employees of a public utility who report wrongdoing by the utility.
Sponsor: Micajah Caskey House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/2/2019
Keywords: Utilities Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.25.2019
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H 4262 Enacts the SC Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act04.23.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.04.18.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.04.17.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.03.26.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. 03.21.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is available, it will be posted.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits state or local governments with control over rights of way from stopping, regulating or charging for the collocation of certain small wireless facilities.
Sponsor: Gary Simrill House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Gambrell (ch), Hutto, Massey, Sabb, Climer Status Date: 4/10/2019
Keywords: Telecommunications Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.25.2019 Week of 04.15.2019 Week of 04.22.2019
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S 0002 Changes the rules in the Senate to conform to the constitutional amendment from 201401.08.2019 A Senate Finance subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the rules in the Senate to conform to the constitutional amendment passed in 2014 that removes the lieutenant governor as the presiding officer of the Senate. This bill eliminates the president pro tempore and replaces it with the president.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 1 Status Date: 3/4/2019
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 01.07.2019
Passed
S 0003 Defines the campaign information that must be submitted to an Independent Expenditure CommitteeSummary 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: Hugh Leatherman House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Elections Ethics Senate
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S 0007 Increases the tort claims cap to one million dollars01.22.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.01.15.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendments require the SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office to be the agency to publish notice of the CPI change and changes the effective date to one year after publication of the notice of cap adjustment. Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the limits from a loss to one person from a single occurrence to $1 million, and increases the total limits from a loss arising out of a single occurrence to $2 million.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: WM Senate Com: Judy
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 4/11/2019
Keywords: Senate Tort Reform Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 01.21.2019
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S 0029 Prohibits a court or other enforcement agency from enforcing foreign law in South CarolinaSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a court or other enforcement agency from enforcing foreign law in South Carolina from a forum outside of the United States.
Sponsor: Lawrence Grooms House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts General Governance Senate
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S 0037 Allows qualified electors without a picture identification to complete a written statement at the polling place.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows qualified electors without a valid picture identification to complete a written statement at the polling place in order to vote in an election.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Elections Senate
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S 0038 Gives SLED exclusive authority to conduct investigations of all officer-involved shootings01.22.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.15.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment expands SLED's jurisdiction to also include investigation of incidents where an officer is shot.Summary of the bill as introduced: Gives SLED exclusive authority to conduct investigations of all officer-involved shootings that result, or could have resulted, in bodily injury or death.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 1/24/2019
Keywords: Police Public Safety Senate Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 01.21.2019
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S 0045 Creates the offense of hindering a law enforcement officerSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates the offense of hindering a law enforcement officer and excludes someone who is videotaping or photographing a law enforcement officer from being charged with hindering a law enforcement officer.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Police Public Safety Senate
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S 0048 Reestablishes the Sentencing Reform Oversight CommitteeSummary of the bill as introduced: Reestablishes the Sentencing Reform Oversight Committee.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0050 Enacts the Drug Court Program ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Directs each circuit solicitor to establish a drug court program for adults and juveniles.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0051 Modifies the requirements for first responders seeking workers' compensationSummary of the bill as introduced: Defines the types of employees considered to be emergency responders and modifies the requirements for first responders seeking workers' compensation for personal injury caused by PTSD from the first responders' direct involvement in a significant traumatic experience.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Senate Workers' Comp
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S 0052 Creates the Study Committee on Racial ProfilingSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates the Study Committee on Racial Profiling to review state and local law enforcement policies, practices and procedures and requires the committee to make recommendations to the General Assembly about possible changes in current law.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: General Governance Senate
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S 0057 Legalizes certain types of gambling in South CarolinaSummary of the bill as introduced: Legalizes pari-mutuel betting on horse racing, sports betting on professional sports, casino activities such as card and dice games and games of chance.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Gaming Senate
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S 0060 Requires statements made during questioning or interrogation by a law enforcement officer to be audio or video recordedSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires statements made during questioning or interrogation by a law enforcement officer to be audio or video recorded.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Police Senate
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S 0069 Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $15,000Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $15,000.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate
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