Bills Assigned to Keyword - Week of 01.23.2017 (13)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 12/6/2017


H 3218 Makes changes to the Dam and Reservoirs Safety Act01.25.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.01.24.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment prohibits DHEC from requiring changes to dams from reclassification unless potential failure poses a threat of loss of life. 01.17.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee failed to report this bill out of subcommittee. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires dam owners to report annually to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control with current contact information and a completed owner checklist with a current emergency action plan that includes downstream residents and business owners.
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: ANREA Senate Com: ANR
Status: Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 2/7/2017
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017
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H 3247 Makes several changes to the current law on mopeds02.08.2017 The House Education and Public Works Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.07.2017 The House Education and Public Works Transportation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.25.2017 The House Education and Public Works Transportation subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.01.18.2017 The House Education and Public Works Transportation subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Defines a moped as a cycle, defined as a motor vehicle, with or without pedals, to permit propulsion by human power, that travels on no more than three wheels in contact with the ground powered by gas, electricity, alternative fuel, or a hybrid combination.
Sponsor: William Crosby House Com: EdPW Senate Com: Tran
Status: Act No. 89 Status Date: 5/31/2017
Keywords: House Public Safety Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.06.2017
Passed
H 3333 Requires the Legislative Audit Council to conduct a management performance audit of the Office of Indigent Defense02.14.2017 The House Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill to the subcommittee.02.08.2017 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the language that required the Office of Indigent Defense to pay the Legislative Audit Council for the audit. 01.26.2017 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Legislative Audit Council to conduct a management performance audit of the Office of Indigent Defense beginning December 2017 and every three years after.
Sponsor: Jeffrey Johnson House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Courts Finance/Revenue/Taxes House Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 02.13.2017
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H 3340 Requires dam owners to report failures and repairs to the SC DOT and SC DHEC01.25.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.01.24.2017The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment allows DOT to proceed with road repair if it does not receive a response from the dam owners. 01.17.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires dam owners to report a failed dam that has a state highway system running across the top to the SC DOT and SC DHEC with notification if the dam owner plans to repair the dam and the anticipated date the repairs will be finished.
Sponsor: Russell Ott House Com: ANREA Senate Com: ANR
Status: Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 2/7/2017
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017
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H 3352 Changes certain sections of the current Freedom of Information Act law05.19.2017 Gov. Henry McMaster signed the bill into law. Get a summary of the changes.05.02.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.07.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes technical changes.01.26.2017 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the Office of Freedom of Information Act Review within the Administrative Law Court.
Sponsor: Weston Newton House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 67 Status Date: 5/31/2017
Keywords: FOIA House Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
Passed
H 3441 Requires employers' representatives to make workers' compensation payments through check or direct deposit04.25.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.20.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.24.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.19.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Insurance subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires employers' representatives to make workers' compensation payments through check or direct deposit.
Sponsor: Craig Gagnon House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 24 Status Date: 5/15/2017
Keywords: Week of 01.09.2017 Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Workers' Comp
Passed
H 3529 Allows only the General Assembly to regulate plastic bags and other containers02.01.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.25.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that trash collection is not impacted by this bill. Tiger Wells testified against this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Bans local governments from passing ordinances to regulate the use, disposition, sale, or any imposition of any prohibition, restriction, fee imposition, or taxation of plastic bags and other auxiliary containers.
Sponsor: Eric Bedingfield House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Continued Status Date: 3/7/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 01.30.2017
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S 0006 Expands the penalties for injuring or killing a police dog or horse01.26.2017 THe Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.19.2017 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Welfare Select subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Expands the penalties for torturing, mutilating, injuring, disabling, poisoning or killing a police dog or horse to include a $10,000 fine, up to 10 years in prison, restitution to cover the cost of restoring or replacing the dog or horse and up to 500 hours of community service.
Sponsor: Kevin Bryant House Com: Judy Senate Com: ANR
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/14/2017
Keywords: Police Senate Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017
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S 0011 Expands the S.C. Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program to include flood damage 02.08.2017 The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.25.2017 A Senate Banking and Insurance subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Expands the S.C. Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program to include flood damage.
Sponsor: Thomas Davis House Com: Senate Com: BI
Status: Committed to Committee on Finance Status Date: 2/16/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.06.2017
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S 0075 Allows a property owner residing at a nursing home to retain the 4 percent assessment ratio01.31.2017 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments strike the phrase 'need to reapply' and adds assisted living facilities.01.24.2017 The Senate Finance Property Taxation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes a technical change. Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows an owner living in a nursing home to retain the 4 percent property tax assessment ratio as long as the owner plans to return to the property, does not have a living spouse and does not receive rental income from the property.
Sponsor: Thomas Young House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 2/8/2017
Keywords: Property Taxes Senate Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 01.30.2017
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S 0078 Requires state guard members to be entitled to military leave without loss of pay while attending training04.19.2017 A House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.22.2017 The Senate General Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.16.2017 A Senate General subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.26.2017 A Senate General subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires state guard members to be entitled to military leave without loss of pay, seniority or efficiency rating while attending state guard encampment, training or ordered to active duty.
Sponsor: Thomas Alexander House Com: WM Senate Com: Gen
Status: Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 3/13/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 04.17.2017
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S 0218 Prohibits a municipality from establishing, mandating or requiring an employee benefit03.02.2017 The House, Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.22.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.26.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.18.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Labor and Employment subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipality from establishing, mandating or requiring an employee benefit. This bill does not limit the authority of municipalities to establish employee benefits in employment relationships.
Sponsor: Shane Massey House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Act No. 3 Status Date: 4/17/2017
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 01.09.2017 Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 02.27.2017
Passed
S 0245 Conforms language of trafficking illegal drugs to the language concerning possession and distribution of illegal drugs01.24.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that the provision would not undermine existing definitions included in the bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Conforms language of trafficking illegal drugs, including opiates and heroin, to the language concerning possession and distribution of illegal drugs including synthetic opiates.
Sponsor: Bradley Hutto House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Amended Status Date: 2/23/2017
Keywords: Police Week of 01.09.2017 Week of 01.23.2017
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