Legislation Assigned to the House WM Committee (53)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 12/12/2019


H 3112 Allows for the qualified surviving spouse property tax exemption for a home acquired after the death to apply to the surviving spouse, regardless of the location of the original houseSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows for the qualified surviving spouse property tax exemption for a home acquired after the death of the deceased spouse to apply to the surviving spouse, regardless of the location of the original house.
Sponsor: Micajah Caskey House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Property Taxes
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H 3120 Requires the annual financial audits of municipalities to be submitted to the Comptroller General Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the annual financial audits of municipalities to be submitted to the Comptroller General, and requires the Comptroller General to withhold any funds from a municipality until its report is received.
Sponsor: John King House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3122 Exempts all property taxes of an owner-occupied residence if the owner is at least 80 years oldSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts all property taxes of an owner-occupied residence if the owner is at least 80 years old.
Sponsor: John King House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Property Taxes
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H 3128 Requires the state auditor to approve any auditor engaged by a municipalitySummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the state auditor to approve any auditor or auditing firm engaged by a municipality to perform an audit.
Sponsor: JA Moore House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3132 Allows expenditure of accommodations and hospitality revenue for the control and repair of flooding and drainage at tourism-related landsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows expenditure of state and local accommodations taxes and local hospitality tax revenue for the control and repair of flooding and drainage at tourism-related lands.
Sponsor: Peter McCoy House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: G.R.Smith Status Date: 2/13/2019
Keywords: House
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H 3137 Changes the funding formula of the Local Government Fund04.09.2019 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.09.2019 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows an increase or decrease capped at five percent beginning in FY2021.01.29.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.01.24.2019 The House Ways and Means General Government Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment deletes the language that changes the name of the Local Government Fund and keeps the city portion of the LGF at 16.7222 percent instead of the 17 percent in the bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the name of the Local Government Fund to the Local Government Revenue Sharing Fund and requires the Fund for the upcoming fiscal year to increase by the same percentage that the state general fund is projected to increase, not to exceed five percent compared to the appropriation in the current fiscal year.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 84 Status Date: 6/10/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 01.28.2019 Week of 04.08.2019
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H 3168 Allows municipalities without an operating millage on January 1, 2019, to impose an operating millageSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows municipalities that do not have an operating millage on January 1, 2019, or municipalities that incorporate after January 1, 2019, to impose an operating millage.
Sponsor: Anne Thayer House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hewitt Status Date: 1/24/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3184 Exempts certified educators from the earnings limitation of the state retirement system Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts certified educators from the earnings limitation of the state retirement system.
Sponsor: Marvin Pendarvis House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bryant Status Date: 2/12/2019
Keywords: House Retirement
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H 3185 Deletes the earnings limitation for police officers in the Police Officers Retirement System upon returning to covered employmentSummary of the bill as introduced: Deletes the earnings limitation for police officers in the Police Officers Retirement System upon returning to covered employment.
Sponsor: Marvin Pendarvis House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Trantham Status Date: 2/21/2019
Keywords: House Retirement
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H 3186 Creates an income tax credit for certain companies that invest in opportunity zones during the tax yearSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates an income tax credit for certain companies that invest in opportunity zones during the tax year.
Sponsor: Marvin Pendarvis House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3188 Requires that an accommodations tax imposed or collected for transient accommodations applies to the amounts received by the operator of the accommodationsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires that an accommodations tax imposed or collected for transient accommodations applies to the amounts received by the operator of the accommodations.
Sponsor: Garry Smith House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Accommodations/Hospitality Taxes House
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H 3190 Prohibits imposing a penalty or fine on local hospitality tax payments received within seven days of the due dateSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits imposing a penalty or fine on local hospitality tax payments received within seven days of the due date that in the aggregate exceeds five percent of the deliquent tax. 
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Accommodations/Hospitality Taxes House
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H 3191 Exempts certain school resource officers from the Police Officers Retirement System's earnings limitation upon returning to covered employmentSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts certain school resource officers from the Police Officers Retirement System's earnings limitation upon returning to covered employment.
Sponsor: Edward Tallon House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Retirement
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H 3207 Exempts all property taxes on an owner-occupied residence if the owner is at least 70 years old and has an income of less than $50,000 Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts all property taxes on an owner-occupied residence if the owner is at least 70 years old and has an income of less than $50,000.
Sponsor: Ashley Trantham House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McCravy Status Date: 1/16/2019
Keywords: House Property Taxes
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H 3274 Prohibits municipalities from enacting laws related to the ingredients, flavors or licensing of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, tobacco products or nicotine products03.21.2019 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.14.2019 A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds language clarifying that the bill is not intended to interfere with local ordinances that prohibit smoking or vaping in public spaces. 01.29.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.29.2019 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits municipalities from enacting laws related to the ingredients, flavors or licensing of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, tobacco products or nicotine products.
Sponsor: Gary Simrill House Com: WM Senate Com: MA
Status: Senate - Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs Status Date: 3/21/2019
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 01.28.2019 Week of 03.11.2019 Week of 03.18.2019
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H 3332 Increases the homestead property tax exemption from the first $50,000 to the first $75,000 of the fair market value of the homeSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases the homestead property tax exemption from the first $50,000 to the first $75,000 of the fair market value of the home.
Sponsor: Wendy Brawley House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Toole Status Date: 2/26/2019
Keywords: House Property Taxes
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H 3410 Authorizes a municipality to impose a community charge on nonprofit hospitals and institutions of higher learningSummary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes a municipality to impose a community charge on nonprofit hospitals and institutions of higher learning, not to exceed the costs of the services provided to the hospitals and institutions.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3414 Requires a zero-based budget process beginning with FY 2021Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the state to implement a zero-based budget process beginning with FY 2021.
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Davis Status Date: 1/23/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3457 Allows a municipality without an operating millage to impose a millage03.26.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.19.2019 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment amends the House version of the bill to S227, the Senate version of the bill to restrict the initial amount of millage that a city or town could impose.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipality without an operating millage on January 1, 2019, or that incorporates after January 1, 2019, to impose an operating millage.
Sponsor: Roger Kirby House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Roll call Yeas-92 Nays-7 Status Date: 4/10/2019
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.07.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.25.2019
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H 3460 Allows a municipality to impose a one-time impact fee on a private developer for new residential and commercial units03.06.2019 The House Ways and Means General Government subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipality to impose a one-time impact fee on a private developer for new residential and commercial units constructed in the municipality. The bill further requires revenue from the impact fees to fund the SC Gentrification Trust Fund.
Sponsor: Leola Robinson-Simpson House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.07.2019 Week of 03.04.2019
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H 3596 Limits rollback taxes to one year when land that is classified as agricultural real property is applied to another use03.26.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.19.2019 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Limits rollback taxes to one year when land that is classified as agricultural real property is applied to another use.
Sponsor: Steven Long House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 4/10/2019
Keywords: Property Taxes Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.25.2019
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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 3625 Repeals Act 388 of 2006Summary of the bill as introduced: Repeals all of the provisions of Act 388, passed in 2006, that impose a millage cap on local governments.
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/16/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 01.14.2019
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H 3626 Eliminates the 15 percent limit on increases in real property and eliminates the assessable transfer of interest that changes the value of real propertySummary of the bill as introduced: Eliminates the 15 percent limit on increases in real property and eliminates the assessable transfer of interest that changes the value of real property.
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/16/2019
Keywords: Property Taxes Week of 01.14.2019
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H 3682 Amends the SC Textiles Communities Revitalization Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Amends the SC Textiles Communities Revitalization Act to clarify that a certain cap on rehabilitated expenses only applies to certain rehabilitated buildings on contiguous parcels.
Sponsor: Gary Simrill House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/22/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 01.21.2019
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