Bills Assigned to Keyword - Week of 04.24.2017 (16)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 12/6/2017


H 3055 Stop the School House to Jail House Pipeline Act05.02.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.27.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.21.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. 03.02.2017 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes the entire bill except the language that creates a Disturbing Schools Study Committee. The amendment changes the report date to March 2018.02.16.2017 THe House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates a study committee on juvenile justice that includes disturbing schools policy.
Sponsor: Leola Robinson-Simpson House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Committee report: Favorable Judiciary Status Date: 5/3/2017
Keywords: House Public Safety Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 03.20.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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H 3138 Allows the S.C. Department of Revenue accept a single application to issue permits for selling beer and wine at a festival 05.02.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.25.2017 The House Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.04.05.2017 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.23.2017 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows the S.C. Department of Revenue to issue permits to sell beer and wine at multiple locations on multiple days at a festival on one application.
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 5/11/2017
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 04.03.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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H 3209 Changes the eligibility for expungement for certain offenses05.02.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.27.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.28.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment protects entities from lawsuits who hire individuals that have past convictions that have been expunged. The amendment also only makes the bill applicable prospectively. 03.28.2017 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds language allowing multiple convictions with a connection to be expunged as one rather than being limited to only the first offense. The amendment also adds language that applies current conditional discharge language to older drug charges that were committed prior to the conditional discharge becoming legally available. It also allows someone receiving a pardon for a nonviolent conviction to receive an expungement three years later.Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that expungement provisions apply retroactively to certain offenses, and allows for the eligibility for expungement of repealed offenses when the elements of the offense are consistent with existing similar offenses that are eligible for expungement.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Committee report: Favorable Judiciary Status Date: 5/3/2017
Keywords: Expungement House Week of 03.27.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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H 3231 Directs the City of Spartanburg to establish the terms, conditions, membership and procedures of the city's civil service commission05.02.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.27.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.08.2017 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.Summary of the bill as introduced: Directs the City of Spartanburg to establish the terms, conditions, membership and procedures of the city's civil service commission for the benefit of the police and fire departments.
Sponsor: Edward Tallon House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 105 Status Date: 7/12/2017
Keywords: Fire House Police Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 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 3649 Revises criteria for certain exempt buildings and detached single-family or two-family homes04.27.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. 04.26.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Professions and Occupations subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment provides criteria for when architectural or electrical drawings and seals are needed for certain commercial building construction. 03.02.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.23.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Administration and Regulations subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes all of the language in the architectural examiners bill, leaving current law as it is, and replaces the language with changes to the engineers' practice act. The amendment returns the thresholds for an engineer seal on plans for buildings and structures to those that are less than three stories high and less than five thousand square feet in area.Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises criteria for certain exempt buildings and detached single-family or two-family homes.
Sponsor: Kristopher Crawford House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Conference committee appointed Crawford, Atwater, Anderson Status Date: 5/11/2017
Keywords: Building Codes Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
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H 3818 Allows a law enforcement officer to seize evidence and detain people in circumstances related to a drug overdose04.25.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.20.2017 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a law enforcement officer to seize evidence and detain people in circumstances related to a drug overdose and provides civil and criminal immunity for law enforcement officers related to the arrest of a person who later is determined to qualify for limited immunity.
Sponsor: Eric Bedingfield House Com: Judy Senate Com: MA
Status: Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs Status Date: 5/2/2017
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
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H 3879 Increases the maximum payable amount for burial expenses under workers' compensation laws04.25.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.20.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment increases the maximum amount from $10,000 to $12,000.03.09.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.08.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Insurance subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment moves the cap from $7500 to $10,000.Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the maximum payable amount for burial expenses under workers' compensation laws for accidental death to $7500. 
Sponsor: Sylleste Davis House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 38 Status Date: 5/18/2017
Keywords: Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Workers' Comp
Passed
H 3929 Changes certain exceptions to local ordinances related to certain agricultural animal facilities 04.27.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.25.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changed the appeal radius from two miles to one mile.04.18.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resource and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Considers agricultural operations compliant with local laws and ordinances if the operation or facility is compliant with state law or regulations.
Sponsor: Davey Hiott House Com: ANREA Senate Com: ANR
Status: Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 5/11/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
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S 0003 Provisions for Cost of Animal Care Act of 201705.02.2017 The House Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill to the House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee. 04.27.2017 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.23.2017 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows for a request of a trial at the discretion of the court. It also ensures the accused pays for the care up to the trial.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows the custodian of an animal taken into custody because of civil  or criminal violations by its owner to petition the court for expenses related to caring for the animal. 
Sponsor: Luke Rankin House Com: Judy Senate Com: ANR
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/4/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 03.20.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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S 0114 Allows manufacturers or producers of alcoholic beverages to donate products to nonprofit organizations05.02.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.25.2017 The House Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.04.05.2017 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee failed to give this bill a favorable report.02.21.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.15.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment limits to specific nonprofit events, not exceeding four per year. The amendment requires the continued adherence to the three-tiered system. Non-profits would be required to present its special event permit to the alcohol provider and the provider would be required to provide specified information in its invoice to the nonprofit.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows manufacturers or producers of beer, ale, porter, wine and alcoholic liquors to donate products and furnish representatives to dispense and promote their beverages to qualified nonprofit organizations that intend to sell these products at permitted events to raise money for the organization.
Sponsor: Sean Bennett House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 44 Status Date: 5/31/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 04.03.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
Passed
S 0115 Establishes a mandatory alcohol server training and education program04.26.2017 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.02.21.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.09.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendments are written, they will be posted on the tracking system.Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes and provides for the implementation and enforcement of an alcohol server training and education program that requires servers of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption to obtain alcohol server certificates.
Sponsor: Luke Rankin House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/28/2017
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
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S 0173 Requires a Class 1-LE law enforcement officer to complete continuing education credits in mental health or addictive disorders04.25.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.20.2017 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.07.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.01.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes all of the bill except the section that requires an officer to receive mental health or addictive disorder training once during a 3 year renewal period. The amendment also expands the training requirement to Class 2 and Class 3 officers. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a Class 1-LE law enforcement officer to complete continuing law enforcement education credits in mental health or addictive disorders.
Sponsor: Vincent Sheheen House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 46 Status Date: 5/31/2017
Keywords: Police Senate Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
Passed
S 0289 South Carolina Crime Victim Services Act04.25.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment moves all of the victims' programs to the Attorney General's office. 04.25.2017 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.21.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes technical changes.03.07.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.01.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with technical amendments.Summary of the bill as introduced: Restructures and consolidates victims' services in the state.
Sponsor: Katrina Shealy House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 96 Status Date: 6/22/2017
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.20.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
Passed
S 0315 Authorizes the Hurricane, Earthquake and Fire Advisory Committee to address the mitigation of property losses due to flood04.27.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.26.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Insurance subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.22.2017 The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.15.2017 A Senate Banking and Insurance subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes the Hurricane, Earthquake and Fire Advisory Committee to address the mitigation of property losses due to flood.
Sponsor: Ronnie Cromer House Com: LCI Senate Com: BI
Status: Act No. 28 Status Date: 5/18/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
Passed
S 0346 S.C. Inclusionary Zoning Act05.02.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.04.25.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.04.19.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires the local government using inclusionary zoning to file restrictive covenants assuring that the dwellings will remain affordable and reducing the maximum percentage of required affordable housing from 30 percent to 25 percent. Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes counties and municipalities to use inclusionary zoning strategies to increase the availability of affordable housing.
Sponsor: Marlon Kimpson House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Subcommittee: Massey (ch), McElveen, Senn Status Date: 3/31/2017
Keywords: Planning/Zoning Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 04.24.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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