Legislation Assigned to the House LCI Committee (44)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/10/2019


H 3091 Enacts the SC Inclusionary Housing ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes counties and municipalities to adopt and use voluntary inclusionary housing strategies to increase the availability of affordable housing.
Sponsor: Marvin Pendarvis House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cogswell Status Date: 1/24/2019
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3104 Outlines procedures and rights for the retention and release by law enforcement of precious metals possessed by dealers and believed to be stolenSummary of the bill as introduced: Outlines procedures and rights for the retention and release by law enforcement of precious metals possessed by dealers and believed to be stolen.
Sponsor: Bill Taylor House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3106 Modifies the requirement 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: William Wheeler House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor Status Date: 4/24/2019
Keywords: House Workers' Comp
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H 3114 Defines the minimum wage in the state as the greater value of either $10.10 or the wage set by the Fair Labor Standards ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Defines the minimum wage in the state as the greater value of either $10.10 or the wage set by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson-Myers Status Date: 1/31/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3126 Creates the SC Flood Insurance Study CommitteeSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates a committee to study whether coastal municipalities are in compliance with certain guidelines, and if strong guidelines would reduce costs associated with flooding in coastal communities.
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: General Governance House
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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 3187 Prohibits a county or municipality from banning vacation rentals or short-term rentals, or enacting certain regulations or imposing certain fees or taxes on vacation rentals or short-term rentalsSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a county or municipality from banning vacation rentals or short-term rentals, or enacting certain regulations or imposing certain fees or taxes on vacation rentals or short-term rentals.
Sponsor: Garry Smith House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3200 Enacts the SC Lactation Support Act02.28.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds that employers have 30 days to comply after receiving notice from the SC Human Affairs Commission.02.19.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Real Estate subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment made only technical changes.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires employers to provide employees with reasonable unpaid break time to express breast milk. 
Sponsor: Rosalyn Henderson-Myers House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/7/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House Week of 02.18.2019 Week of 02.25.2019
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H 3217 Creates a base state minimum wageSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates a base state minimum wage, and gradually increases the state minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over a three-year period.
Sponsor: Kambrell Garvin House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3326 Establishes that an employer refusing to hire an individual because of credit history, or the individual's credit report, is an unlawful employment practiceSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes that an employer refusing to hire an individual because of credit history, or the individual's credit report, is an unlawful employment practice.
Sponsor: John King House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3339 Prohibits a telecommunications or internet service provider with a franchise agreement with a local government from collecting personal information from a customerSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a telecommunications or internet service provider with a franchise agreement or right of way agreement with a local government from collecting personal information from a customer without express written permission from the customer.
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Telecommunications
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H 3342 Enacts the SC Net Neutrality Preservation ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires telecommunications and internet service providers that provide broadband internet access to publicly disclose accurate information about its network management practices, performance and commercial terms of its services.
Sponsor: Ivory Thigpen House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson-Myers Status Date: 1/31/2019
Keywords: House Telecommunications
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H 3344 Allows an electric service supplier to furnish electric service to any business, corporation or organization at a business location that is served by another electric supplierSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows an electric service supplier to furnish electric service to any business, corporation or organization at a business location that is identified on a current business license and served by another electric supplier.
Sponsor: McLain Toole House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hill Status Date: 5/9/2019
Keywords: Electric House Utilities
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H 3345 Prohibits an electric utility from expanding, adjusting or modifying its use of an existing easement or right of way unless the property owner agrees in writingSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits an electric utility from expanding, adjusting or modifying its use of an existing easement or right of way to conform to a future need unless the property owner agrees in writing.
Sponsor: McLain Toole House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Forrest Status Date: 2/13/2019
Keywords: Electric House
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H 3352 Makes workers' compensation settlement agreements unenforceable if they are conditioned on the release of certain legal claims by the injured employeeSummary of the bill as introduced: Makes workers' compensation settlement agreements unenforceable if they are conditioned on the release of certain legal claims by the injured employee or his dependents.
Sponsor: Jeffrey Johnson House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: McCravy Status Date: 1/17/2019
Keywords: House Workers' Comp
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H 3371 Prohibits a store in South Carolina from providing a single use plastic bag to a customerSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a store in South Carolina from providing a single use plastic bag to a customer.
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3372 Enacts the Safe Water ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a public or private utility or a municipality operating a public water system to provide the average water purification levels on the customer's bill.
Sponsor: William Clyburn House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Water
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H 3395 Sets a base state minimum wage Summary of the bill as introduced: Sets a base state minimum wage and a schedule to gradually implement a minimum wage of $12 per hour over a three-year period.
Sponsor: Wendy Brawley House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Rose, Rivers Status Date: 6/25/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3401 Enacts the Freedom of Employment Contract ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Repeals the section of law related to the right to work. 
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3467 Sets the minimum wage in South Carolina02.20.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Sets the minimum wage in the state as $13.00 or the minimum wage set by the Fair Labor Standards Act, whichever is greater.
Sponsor: Leola Robinson-Simpson House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 01.07.2019 Week of 02.18.2019
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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 3587 Requires an insurer or an insurance group to submit a corporate governance annual disclosure01.31.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment makes only technical changes.01.24.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Insurance subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires an insurer or an insurance group to submit a corporate governance annual disclosure; and establishes certain requirements for the disclosure.
Sponsor: Kit Spires House Com: LCI Senate Com: BI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Banking and Insurance Status Date: 2/7/2019
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 01.28.2019
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H 3628 Requires an electrical utility to bury all new electrical power transmission lines installed within the boundaries of a city or townSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires an electrical utility to bury all new electrical power transmission lines installed within the boundaries of a city or town; and to bury existing lines, according to a graduated schedule, before 2025.
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/16/2019
Keywords: Electric Week of 01.14.2019
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H 3633 Enacts the Fair Access to Residential Water Act of 2019Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipality from charging people who live outside the corporate boundaries of the municipality higher rates for water services than it charges municipal residents.
Sponsor: Jonathon Hill House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/16/2019
Keywords: Water Week of 01.14.2019
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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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