Legislation with Tracking Level = Priority (24)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/13/2022


H 3131 Repeals the sunset section of the Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Repeals the sunset section of the Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act, making the law permanent. 
Sponsor: Marvin Pendarvis House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2021 Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3195 Prohibits a municipality from charging water customers who live outside of the corporate limits more Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipality from charging water customers who live outside of the corporate limits more than it charges municipal residents.
Sponsor: Timothy McGinnis House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Hixon Status Date: 2/16/2021
Keywords: House Utilities Water
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H 3198 Enacts the Local Government Efficiency ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes a municipal council to annex an area by ordinance if the area is no larger than 25 acres and is completely surrounded by the municipality. 
Sponsor: Marvin Pendarvis House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Daning Status Date: 2/8/2022
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2021 Annexation House
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H 3791 Enacts the Police and Communities Together (PACT) Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires additional certification and training for law enforcement officers and outlines certain guidelines for law enforcement officers to follow.  
Sponsor: Christopher Wooten House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Carter Status Date: 2/9/2021
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2021 Police Public Safety
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H 4100 Makes appropriations and provides revenues to meet the ordinary expenses of state government for FY 2021-202204.20.2021 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the committee.Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes appropriations and provides revenues to meet the ordinary expenses of state government for FY 2021-2022.
Sponsor: Ways and Means House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Conference committee appointed Leatherman, Peeler, Setzler Status Date: 6/9/2021
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 4387 Exempts rental property from the business license tax if it is rented by a business owned by the same owner or ownersSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts rental property from the business license tax if it is rented by a business owned by the same owner or owners.
Sponsor: Wallace Jordan House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 5/13/2021
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing
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H 4408 Authorizes the expenditure of American Rescue Plan funding04.12.2022 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.05.2022 The Senate Finance American Rescue Plan Act subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment change the language back to the Senate version of the bill and adds $8 million for grant management services.02.09.2022 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.03.2022 The House Ways and Means SRS and ARPA Appropriations Ad Hoc subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments allocate the federal ARPA funding.Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes the expenditure of federal American Rescue Plan Act funding. 
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Signed By Governor Status Date: 5/13/2022
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 4507 Prohibits municipalities from requiring individuals to wear a face maskSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits state agencies, departments, institutions, commissions, boards, school districts or municipalities from requiring individuals to wear a face mask.
Sponsor: Stewart Jones House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/11/2022
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 4508 Prohibits municipalities from requiring individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccinationSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits state agencies, departments, institutions, commissions, boards, school districts and municipalities from requiring individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
Sponsor: Stewart Jones House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/11/2022
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 4547 Prohibits a municipality from enacting an ordinance that stops the rental of a residential dwelling to a short-term guestSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipality from enacting an ordinance that stops the rental of a residential dwelling to a short-term guest.
Sponsor: William Hewitt House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/11/2022
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 4769 Repeals three sections of Act 176, the SC Business License Tax Standardization Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Repeals three sections of Act 176, the SC Business License Tax Standardization Act, passed in 2020 and effective January 1, 2022.
Sponsor: William Herbkersman House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2022
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing
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H 4972 Requires cities, towns and counties to forfeit four quarterly Local Government Fund distributions if they violated state lawSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires cities, towns and counties to forfeit four quarterly Local Government Fund distributions if they are found to have violated state law.
Sponsor: Kirkman Finlay House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 2/15/2022
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 5135 Allows municipalities to utilize ranked-choice voting in municipal electionsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows municipalities to utilize ranked-choice voting in municipal elections.
Sponsor: Bobby Cox House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/15/2022
Keywords: Elections
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H 5150 Makes appropriations and provides revenues to meet the ordinary expenses of state government for FY 2022-2023Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes appropriations and provides revenues to meet the ordinary expenses of state government for FY 2022-2023.
Sponsor: Ways and Means House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Conference committee appointed Peeler, Setzler. Alexander Status Date: 5/12/2022
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 5196 Authorizes municipalities to annex an area by ordinance if the area is completely surrounded by the municipality Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes municipalities to annex an area by ordinance if the area is completely surrounded by the municipality.
Sponsor: Joseph Bustos House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/5/2022
Keywords: Annexation
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H 5278 Provides for the continuing authority to pay the expenses of state government if the fiscal year begins without a general appropriations actSummary of the bill as introduced: Provides for the continuing authority to pay the expenses of state government if the fiscal year begins without a general appropriations act.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 5/12/2022
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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S 0124 Enacts the SC LEADS Act03.08.2022 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Law Enforcement Training Council to establish required standards for all law enforcement agencies, and grants punitive authority to the council to take action against a law enforcement agency that does not implement and enforce the standards.
Sponsor: Shane Massey House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Senn (ch), Malloy, Kimpson, Matthews, Adams, Garrett, Gustafson Status Date: 7/16/2021
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2021 Police Public Safety Senate
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S 0125 Gives SLED exclusive jurisdiction over certain investigationsSummary of the bill as introduced: Gives the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division exclusive jurisdiction and authority in the investigation of the unexpected death or great bodily injury of an arrested person. 
Sponsor: Shane Massey House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Kimpson, Matthews, Adams, Garrett, Gustafson Status Date: 7/16/2021
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2021 Police Public Safety Senate
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S 0126 Requires law enforcement officers to complete an approved field training programSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires law enforcement officers to complete an approved field training program in order to be a certified law enforcement officer.
Sponsor: Shane Massey House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Senn (ch), Malloy, Kimpson, Matthews, Adams, Garrett, Gustafson Status Date: 7/16/2021
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2021 Police Public Safety Senate
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S 0127 Requires the Law Enforcement Training Council to create a training for new chiefs of policeSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Law Enforcement Training Council to create a model training program for newly appointed chiefs of police.
Sponsor: Shane Massey House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Senn (ch), Malloy, Kimpson, Matthews, Adams, Garrett, Gustafson Status Date: 7/16/2021
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2021 Police Senate
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S 0128 Defines misconduct as willfully failing to intervene with another law enforcement officerSummary of the bill as introduced: Defines misconduct as willfully failing to intervene when observing another law enforcement officer not complying with set standards.
Sponsor: Shane Massey House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Senn (ch), Malloy, Kimpson, Matthews, Adams, Garrett, Gustafson Status Date: 7/16/2021
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2021 Police Senate
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S 0710 Allows municipalities without an operating millage on January 1, 2021, to impose an operating millageSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows municipalities without an operating millage on January 1, 2021, to impose an operating millage.
Sponsor: Michael Gambrell House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 3/30/2021
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Property Taxes
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S 0952 Authorizes the expenditure of funds disbursed to the state in the American Rescue Plan Act of 202102.01.2022 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The amendment allocates funding from the ARPA. Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes the expenditure of funds disbursed to the state in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. 
Sponsor: Harvey Peeler House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 2/17/2022
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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S 1078 Allows municipalities with less than $500,000 in total revenues to provide a compilation of financial statementsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows municipalities with less than $500,000 in total revenues to provide a compilation of financial statements instead of a full audit.
Sponsor: Bradley Hutto House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 2/17/2022
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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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