Legislation Sponsored by Thomas Pope (11)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 6/22/2022


H 3092 Creates the SC Department of Law Enforcement and Public SafetySummary of the bill as introduced: Creates a new administrative agency of state government called the SC Department of Law Enforcement and Public Safety that includes a Division of Public Safety and a State Law Enforcement Division.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Caskey Status Date: 1/13/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
Of Interest
H 3134 Removes the $10,000 earnings cap on retired employees returning to work02.25.2021 The House Ways and Means General Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes the $10,000 earnings cap on retired employees returning to employment who have not been engaged to perform services for an employer who participates in the SC Retirement System or the SC Police Officers Retirement System in the last 12 months.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thayer, White Status Date: 2/16/2022
Keywords: House Retirement
Of Interest
H 3392 Reduces the state accommodations tax rateSummary of the bill as introduced: Reduces the state sales tax rate and the state accommodations tax rate.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Oremus Status Date: 2/25/2021
Keywords: Accommodations/Hospitality Taxes House
Of Interest
H 3413 Exempts injuries sustained by law enforcement in the line of duty from limitation on workers' compensation claimsSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts injuries sustained by law enforcement in the line of duty from limitation on workers' compensation claims for injury caused by stress, mental injury or mental illness.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Workers' Comp
Of Interest
H 3619 Criminal Asset Forfeiture ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Outlines procedures for the forfeiture of money, property and other assets. 
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Willis, Jones Status Date: 2/2/2021
Keywords: General Governance Public Safety
Of Interest
H 3698 Provides liability protections for health care providers and businesses that follow public health guidance in response to the coronavirus public health emergencySummary of the bill as introduced: Provides liability protections for health care providers and businesses that follow public health guidance in response to the coronavirus public health emergency. 
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor Status Date: 2/10/2021
Keywords: General Governance
Of Interest
H 3939 Exempts injuries sustained by law enforcement in the line of duty from limitations on workers' compensation claims04.19.2022 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment specifies the events a first responder must experience and the standards by which a PTSD diagnosis must be made. Also, first responders can file a workers’ compensation claim due to a PTSD diagnosis, the amendment requires a claimant to first exhaust PTSD treatment services through the SCLEAP and SCFFAST program. 04.05.2022 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The strike all and insert amendment only allows PTSD to be a covered diagnosis. 04.20.2021 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment further defines first responder and significant traumatic experience. The amendment also excludes first responders who have been diagnosed with the listed disorders as defined by the DSM.04.15.2021 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts injuries sustained by law enforcement in the line of duty from limitations on workers' compensation claims for injury caused by stress, mental injury or mental illness.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary Status Date: 4/20/2022
Keywords: Workers' Comp
Of Interest
H 4870 Requires employers to pay the same employer contribution for an employee retired under the South Carolina Retirement System or Police Officers Retirement System as they do for active contributing membersSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires employers to pay the same employer contribution for an employee retired under SCRS or PORS as they do for active contributing members.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thayer, White Status Date: 2/16/2022
Keywords: Retirement
Of Interest
H 4921 Removes the $10,000 earnings cap for retirees in the SC Police Officers Retirement System Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes the $10,000 earnings cap for return-to-work retirees in the SC Police Officers Retirement System.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 2/3/2022
Keywords: Retirement
Of Interest
H 4922 Removes the $10,000 earnings cap for return-to-work retirees in the SC Retirement SystemSummary of the bill as introduced: Removes the $10,000 earnings cap for return-to-work retirees in the South Carolina Retirement System.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 2/3/2022
Keywords: Retirement
Of Interest
H 5143 Requires candidates for certification at the Criminal Justice Academy to hold a driver's license issued by South Carolina or any contiguous stateSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires candidates for certification at the Criminal Justice Academy to hold a driver's license issued by South Carolina or any contiguous state.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Carter Status Date: 3/30/2022
Keywords: Police Public Safety
Of Interest







Municipal Association of South Carolina
1411 Gervais St., PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803.799.9574, Fax: 803.933.1299, mail@masc.sc