Bills Assigned to Keyword - Week of 01.30.2017 (14)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 4/28/2017


H 3599 S.C. Equal Pay for Equal Work Act03.22.2017 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits paying wages to employees of one gender at a lesser rate than the rate paid to employees of the opposite sex for comparable work.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Whipper, Brown Status Date: 3/23/2017
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 03.20.2017
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H 3600 Allows employees and retiree and their dependents of any political subdivision of the state to participate in the state health planSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows employees and retirees and their dependents of any political subdivision of the state to participate in the state health plan.
Sponsor: Raye Felder House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/31/2017
Keywords: Health Insurance Week of 01.30.2017
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H 3603 Declares Wednesday, February 1, 2017, as Cities Mean Business Day in South CarolinaSummary of the bill as introduced: Declares Wednesday, February 1, 2017, as Cities Mean Business Day in South Carolina.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Introduced and adopted Status Date: 1/31/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.30.2017
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H 3615 Dylan Paul Mitchell Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act03.30.2017 The House Education and Public Works Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.01.2017 The House Education and Public Works Committee adjourned debate on this bill.02.22.2017 THe House Education and Public Works Motor Vehicle subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires a defensive driving course six months after the conviction instead of three months.Summary of the bill as introduced: Enacts penalties for drivers who fail to yield to a vulnerable road user.
Sponsor: William Herbkersman House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: House - Committed to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/19/2017
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 03.27.2017
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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: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/28/2017
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 3650 S.C. Business License Tax Standardization Act02.09.2017 The House, Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.08.2017 The House, Labor, Commerce and Industry Executive subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments exempt from business license tax 25 percent of gross income of businesses that is collected outside of the county or municipal limits; memorialize formal or informal agreements between businesses and cities “agreed to before January 1, 2019”; allow real estate brokers and brokers-in-charge to pay a business license tax only on commissions retained; allow business license verification to business licensing “officials” only; allow adjustments for growth in business’ gross income between 2016 and the first year of the bill’s implementation when calculating the tax due from each business; allow the Secretary of State to use reserve funds to implement collection of business license taxes; and provide that a county or municipality may establish business license rates; exempt premiums collected on life, accident and health insurance policies from insurance companies’ gross income. Summary of the bill as introduced: Shifts the responsibility to administer business license taxes from cities and towns to the Secretary of State and exempts certain businesses from paying a business license tax.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Recommitted to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/1/2017
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.06.2017
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H 3651 Prohibits the Municipal Association of S.C. from collecting certain business license and insurance taxes02.09.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.08.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Executive subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment exempts premiums collected on life, accident and health insurance policies from insurance companies’ gross income. Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the Municipal Association of S.C. from collecting certain business license and insurance taxes.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Recommitted to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/1/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.06.2017
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H 3652 Requires governmental agencies to consider all piping materials for determining requirements for certain projects02.09.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment includes all political subdivisions.02.07.2017 THe House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires governmental agencies to consider all piping materials for determining requirements for certain projects.
Sponsor: Michael Forrester House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 3/21/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.06.2017
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H 3653 Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that declare operations or expansion of manufacturing facilities a nuisance03.02.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report. 02.16.2017 The House, Labor, Commerce and Industry Real Estate subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that declare operations or expansion of manufacturing facilities a nuisance.
Sponsor: Michael Forrester House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 4/18/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 02.27.2017
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S 0323 Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that declare operations or expansion of manufacturing facilities a nuisance03.09.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.08.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment limits the scope and defines "manufacturing" and "industrial."02.15.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee carried over this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that declare operations or expansion of manufacturing facilities a nuisance.
Sponsor: Paul Campbell House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 3/13/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 03.06.2017
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S 0324 Allows retired and active judges and clerks of court to carry a concealed weapon 04.18.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is written, it will be available in the tracking system. 03.21.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.07.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.21.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill even though it was on the agenda.02.15.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows retired and active judges and clerks of court to carry a concealed weapon.
Sponsor: Harvey Peeler House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/20/2017
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.20.2017 Week of 04.17.2017
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S 0333 Declares Wednesday, February 1, 2017, as Cities Mean Business Day in South CarolinaSummary of the bill as introduced: Declares Wednesday, February 1, 2017, as Cities Mean Business Day in South Carolina.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Introduced and adopted Status Date: 1/31/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.30.2017
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S 0343 Requires the S.C. Department of Transportation to bear costs for construction projects or improvementsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the S.C. Department of Transportation to bear costs, not to exceed 7.5 percent of the total project costs, for construction projects or improvements.
Sponsor: Paul Campbell House Com: Senate Com: Tran
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Transportation Status Date: 2/1/2017
Keywords: Transportation Week of 01.30.2017
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S 0346 S.C. Inclusionary Zoning Act04.25.2017 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: Senate - 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
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