Legislation Sponsored by Thomas Pope (5)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/10/2019


H 3078 Adds an additional offense if a person injures a federal, state or local law enforcement officer, firefighter, corrections officer or EMS workerSummary of the bill as introduced: Adds an additional offense of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature if a person injures a federal, state or local law enforcement officer, firefighter, corrections officer or EMS worker.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins, Forrest Status Date: 1/31/2019
Keywords: Fire House Police Public Safety
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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 3664 Exempts injuries sustained by law enforcement in the line of duty from certain limitations on workers' compensation claimsSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts injuries sustained by law enforcement in the line of duty from certain limitations on workers' compensation claims for injury caused by stress, mental injury or mental illness.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/17/2019
Keywords: Week of 01.14.2019 Workers' Comp
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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 4532 Proportionally reduces local sales and use taxes in the same manner as the state sales and use taxSummary of the bill as introduced: Proportionally reduces local sales and use taxes in the same manner as the state sales and use tax.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 5/2/2019
Keywords: Local Option Sales Tax Sales Taxes Week of 04.29.2019
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