Legislation with Tracking Level = Passed (66)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 12/6/2017


H 3035 Take Palmetto Pride Where You Live Act03.19.2015 The Senate Fish, Game and Forestry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.04.2015 The Senate Fish, Game and Forestry Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.02.11.2015 A Senate Fish, Game and Forestry subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.28.2015 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs I subcommitteee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment indicates public service will include a litter pick up but not limited to litter pick up. Later in the week, the full House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommitte.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the Take Palmetto Pride Where You Live Act Commission to develop a strategic state plan for litter removal, reduction and prevention.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 8 Status Date: 4/9/2015
Keywords: General Governance
Passed
H 3054 Urges local governments to assist the homeless in light of the economy and weather conditions04.14.2016 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.03.2016 A Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Urges federal, state and local governments along with churches and neighborhood associations to accelerate their efforts to assist the homeless in light of the nation's economy and adverse weather conditions.
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Adopted, returned to House with concurrence Status Date: 4/26/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 02.29.2016 Week of 04.11.2016
Passed
H 3168 SC Emergency Management Law Enforcement Act04.28.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.21.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.04.15.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.03.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.29.2015 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines procedures for the use of out-of-state officers who are deployed to the state in accordance with the provisions of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.
Sponsor: Edward Tallon House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 35 Status Date: 6/5/2015
Keywords: Public Safety
Passed
H 3184 Makes numerous changes to the current state ethics law02.02.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment makes changes to the appointment and structure of the state Ethics Commission. It also provides new procedures for the investigation of ethics complaints against elected officials.01.20.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee last week. The subcommittee added the language from H3185 to this bill. H3185 adds a chapter in the current law that changes and expands penalties for ethics violations.01.14.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The subcommmittee added the language from H3185 to H3184.Summary of the bill as introduced: Reconstitutes the state ethics commission membership and their duties and responsibilities to receive complaints about members of the General Assembly.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 282 Status Date: 7/7/2016
Keywords: Ethics Week of 02.01.2016
Passed
H 3186 Redefines certain terms regarding ethics and government accountability05.12.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment requires a listing of private sources of money, but does not require to list the amount of money.02.03.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Later in the day the full House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment was mostly technical, but it added language requiring filers to report money received by the filer’s immediate family, including money from a lobbyist principal and money received from a source funded by the entity with which the filer serves. 01.27.2015 The House Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill back to the subcommittee.01.21.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises the definition of "business with which he is associated" and revises the statements of economic interests form.
Sponsor: Kirkman Finlay House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 283 Status Date: 7/7/2016
Keywords: Ethics
Passed
H 3304 Creates a new fire district in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties04.14.2015 The House Education and Public Works Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.17.2015 The House Education and Public Works Public Safety subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment clarifies the area of the fire service district.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the Landrum Fire and Rescue District in Greenville and Spartanburg counties.
Sponsor: Norman Brannon House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 48 Status Date: 6/9/2015
Keywords: Fire
Passed
H 3313 Changes the rollback calculation on agricultural property03.22.2016 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.15.2016 The Senate Finance Property Taxation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes technical changes.04.22.2015 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report. 04.14.2015 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires when calculating rollback taxes due on real property that changed from agricultural to commercial or residential, if the value of the green space is ten percent or more, it must be valued based on the green space use.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 251 Status Date: 6/14/2016
Keywords: Property Taxes Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 03.21.2016
Passed
H 3325 Uniform Partition of Heirs' Property Act03.01.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.16.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.09.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.02.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.01.28.2016A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment requires notice on partition provisions.05.05.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.21.2015 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.15.2015 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. As soon as the amendments are available, they will be posted here.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates procedures for a court to follow in determining the value of the property and factors for a court to consider for different types of partitions.
Sponsor: James Smith House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 153 Status Date: 5/2/2016
Keywords: Property Taxes Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.15.2016 Week of 02.29.2016
Passed
H 3343 Prohibits certain methods of euthanasia in animal shelters03.24.2016 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.17.2016 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Welfare Select subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.04.22.2015 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee.04.21.2015 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the House 3M Committee.02.24.2015 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment adds the phrase "as a last resort" at the end of section 1(b) of the bill.02.04.2015 The House 3M Local Government and Corrections Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendments narrow down the types of drugs used for euthanasia to one type. It allows the Veterinary Board to allow other groups to provide training on euthanasia and it clarifies that no inhaled gas may be used for euthanasia. Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the use of barbituric acid derivatives and carbon monoxide gas in euthanasia in animal shelters.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 175 Status Date: 5/27/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 03.21.2016
Passed
H 3515 Declares Wednesday, February 4, 2015 as Cities Mean Business DaySummary of the bill as introduced: Declares Wednesday, February 4, 2015, as Cities Mean Business Day in South Carolina.
Sponsor: Brian White House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Introduced and adopted Status Date: 2/4/2015
Keywords: General Governance
Passed
H 3525 Regulates transportation network companies03.19.2015 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.17.2015 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment defines the companies as only those that operate outside municipal limits.02.19.2015 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee recommitted this bill to the subcommittee.02.12.2015 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments require any appeals go to the Administrative Law Court rather than Public Service Commission, require vehicles to be inspected within 30 days of entering service, and remove the mileage cap.Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines the regulations for transportation network companies under the Office of Regulatory Staff and exempts these companies from regulation by the Public Service Commission.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 88 Status Date: 7/14/2015
Keywords: Transportation
Passed
H 3545 Restructures the elements of the degrees of arson03.15.2016 A Conference Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes a provision that dealt with the Youthful Offender Act expungement. The conference report was later adopted by both the House and Senate. 02.10.2016 A Conference Committee met but did not take action on the bill.05.21.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.17.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.05.2015 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Restructures the elements of the degrees of arson.
Sponsor: Michael Gambrell House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 154 Status Date: 5/2/2016
Keywords: Fire Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 03.14.2016
Passed
H 3576 Defines coaches of youth sports organizations as independent contractors02.25.2016 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.03.2016 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Labor and Employment subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment includes language requested by the U.S. Department of Labor assuring that coaches working for non-profit sports entities impacted are contract employees not eligible for unemployment benefits.Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that certain written agreements between nonprofit youth sports organizations and coaches provide evidence that the coach is an independent contractor rather than an employee of the organization.
Sponsor: Bruce Bannister House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 155 Status Date: 5/2/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.22.2016
Passed
H 3583 Prohibits cities and towns from accepting proposals from businesses that boycott based on race or religion05.19.2015 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.05.12.2015 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Taxation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment includes language from S545.03.17.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment includes gender as a grounds in which a company can't discriminate. The amendment also reduced the monetary threshold from $100,000 to $10,000.03.03.2015 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.02.25.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the state or a political subdivision of the state from accepting a proposal from or procuring goods or services from a business which engages in the boycott of a person or entity based on race, color, religion or national origin.  
Sponsor: Alan Clemmons House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 63 Status Date: 6/12/2015
Keywords: General Governance
Passed
H 3653 Allows law enforcement agencies to enter into a multijurisdictional task force agreement04.19.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment restricts political subdivisions from entering into mutual aid agreements for the sole purpose of "speed enforcement." 04.12.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.04.05.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.23.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment prohibits municipalities from entering into mutual aid agreements for the enforcement of municipal ordinances or for the sole purpose of speed enforcement.02.24.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.09.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment resolves a conflict between counties and sheriffs.02.04.2016 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows city and town councils to enter into multijurisdictional agreements once and let it stand until revoked rather than entering into an agreement each time it is needed. Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes a law enforcement agency to enter into mutual aid agreements or multi jurisdictional task force agreements with other law enforcement providers as may be necessary.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 222 Status Date: 6/9/2016
Keywords: Police Public Safety Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.22.2016 Week of 03.21.2016 Week of 04.04.2016 Week of 04.11.2016 Week of 04.18.2016
Passed
H 3685 Adds a $5 surcharge on all monetary penalties imposed by municipal courts03.22.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.15.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over. 03.10.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.02.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the $5 surcharge and requires tickets to be electronically submitted to the SC DMV within five days of disposal.01.26.2015 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.05.19.2015 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.05.12.2015 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.05.05.2015 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.21.2015 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.03.24.2015 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.03.18.2015 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment includes all tickets.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a $5 surcharge on all penalties imposed by a general sessions, magistrates or municipal court for misdemeanor traffic or non-traffic offenses where an electronic ticket or citation was issued.
Sponsor: Dennis Moss House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 185 Status Date: 5/31/2016
Keywords: Police Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 03.07.2016 Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 03.21.2016
Passed
H 3701 State Budget for FY 2015-2016Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes appropriations and revenues to meet the ordinary expenses of state government for the FY 2015-2016.
Sponsor: Ways and Means House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 91 Status Date: 7/15/2015
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
Passed
H 3702 Capital Reserve Fund billSummary of the bill as introduced: Appropriates money from the Capital Reserve Fund.
Sponsor: Ways and Means House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 93 Status Date: 8/17/2015
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
Passed
H 3710 Extends the multilot discount for an additional five years03.22.2016 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the one year to 24 months. 03.15.2016 The Senate Finance Property Taxation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the five years to one year.05.12.2015 The Senate Finance Property Taxation subcommittee carried this bill over.04.23.2015 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.22.2015 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Real Estate subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment changes the extension dates from 2021 to 2018.Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides an additional five years of eligibility for the multiple lot discount. 
Sponsor: William Hixon House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 237 Status Date: 6/13/2016
Keywords: Property Taxes Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 03.21.2016
Passed
H 3725 Makes changes to the SC Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act 05.19.2015 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report. 04.22.2015 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment conforms the bill to the Senate version of the bill, S532.04.15.2015 The House Ways and Means Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendment removes the solar reference and reduces the cap from one million to $500,000.Summary of the bill as introduced: Adds the definition of state-owned abandoned buildings and certain tax credits for rehabilitating state-owned buildings.
Sponsor: James Smith House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 68 Status Date: 6/15/2015
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
Passed
H 3972 Clarifies that a land use plan is not required to execute or record a deed02.16.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the requirement for a land plan but requires a plat before a subdivision is approved.02.11.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that a county may require a plat be recorded by the grantee along with the deed.05.19.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.05.13.2015 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that the submission of a land use plan is not a prerequisite and may not be required to record a deed.
Sponsor: Dwight Loftis House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 144 Status Date: 3/17/2016
Keywords: Planning/Zoning Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.15.2016
Passed
H 4230 Makes supplemental appropriations to the state budget06.01.2015 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes supplemental appropriations to the state budget for FY 2015-2016 by providing targeted increases in general fund appropriations.
Sponsor: Brian White House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 92 Status Date: 7/31/2015
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
Passed
H 4274 Requires the General Assembly to adjourn at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2015Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the General Assembly to adjourn at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2015 and return to Columbia from June 16 - 18 to handle the state budget and conference committee reports.
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Adopted, returned to House with concurrence Status Date: 5/28/2015
Keywords: General Governance
Passed
H 4387 Prohibits a law enforcement agency or department from requiring officers to meet a quota for citations during a period of time05.24.2016The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment slightly changes the definition of quota.04.19.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.14.2016 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes section B and allows officer data performance comparison.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a law enforcement agency or department from requiring officers to issue a specific amount or meet a quota for the number of citations issued during a period of time.
Sponsor: Justin Bamberg House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 264 Status Date: 6/16/2016
Keywords: House Police Week of 04.11.2016 Week of 04.18.2016 Week of 05.23.2016
Passed
H 4416 Exempts certain schools and volunteer fire departments from impact fees04.19.2016 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.15.2016 The House Ways and Means Licenses, Fees, Insurance Tax and Other Charges subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds that impact fee revenue can be spent on building schools.Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts certain schools and volunteer fire departments from impact fees.
Sponsor: Raye Felder House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 229 Status Date: 6/9/2016
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 04.18.2016
Passed







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