Legislation with Tracking Level = Passed (19)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/12/2017


H 3150 Removes a municipality's authority not to conduct general elections 05.02.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes the section consolidating elections to November of even years. Another amendment was passed that allows a ranked ballot to be sent to overseas voters immediately following the 5th Congressional district primary.03.21.2017 THe House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.09.2017 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes a municipality's authority to declare a winner without conducting a general election where only one candidate registers and no write-in candidates declare candidacy within 14 days of the close of the filing period.
Sponsor: Laurie Funderburk House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 15 Status Date: 5/15/2017
Keywords: Elections House Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.20.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
Passed
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 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 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 3516 Increases certain fees and taxes to pay for highway and road repair and maintenance 05.04.2017 The conference committee met and adopted all identical sections of the two bills. Members plan to continue to meet to work on the different sections.03.14.2017 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee and later amended by the full committee to change the car tax structure but yield the same revenue.03.08.2017 The Senate Finance Special Transportation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment raises the gas tax 2 cents every year for 6 years to raise $800 million for roads. The amendment would also cap the gas tax below Georgia and North Carolina's current taxes, it strikes the S.C. DOT governance changes included in the House bill. The amendment also raises car sales taxes and other fees. 03.07.2017 The Senate Finance Special Transportation subcommittee carried this bill over.02.09.2017 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.07.2017 The House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment creates a infrastructure maintenance trust fund for repairs and maintenance only. Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the motor fuel user fee by 10 cents over five years to pay for highway and road repair and maintenance.
Sponsor: Gary Simrill House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 40 Status Date: 5/25/2017
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Transportation Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.13.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
Passed
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
Passed
H 3726 Makes changes to the SC Retirement System04.04.2017 The conference committee adopted portions of each version of the bill and passed it out favorably.02.14.2017 The House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Summary of the bill as introduced: Pays down the unfunded liability of the state retirement system and reduces the assumed annual rate of return from 7.5 percent to 7.25 percent.This bill increases the employer contribution rate for SCRS and PORS by 2 percent effective July 1. It increases the employer contribution 1 percent each year through 2023 ultimately producing an employer rate of 18.56 for SCRS and 21.24 for PORS. It also places a cap of 9 percent on the employee contribution rate effective July 1. There is no reduction in cost of living adjustments for retirees.
Sponsor: William Herbkersman House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 13 Status Date: 4/28/2017
Keywords: Retirement Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 04.03.2017
Passed
H 3792 Sets minimum standards for the number of toilets at middle and high school football stadiums03.29.2017 The Senate Education Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the word "football" in order to make it cover any stadium.03.29.2017 The Senate Education K-12 subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.02.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment reduces the numbers of sinks and applies current building codes.02.23.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Administration and Regulations subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Sets minimum standards for the number of toilets and lavatories for men and women at middle and high school football stadiums.
Sponsor: Anne Thayer House Com: LCI Senate Com: Ed
Status: Act No. 25 Status Date: 5/15/2017
Keywords: Planning/Zoning Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 03.27.2017
Passed
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 4196 Declares May 2017 as "Building Safety Month"Summary of the bill as introduced: Declares May 2017 as "Building Safety Month" and recognizes and comments local and state code officials for the significant service they provide in keeping our communities safe and our economy growing.
Sponsor: Edward Tallon House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Adopted, returned to House with concurrence Status Date: 5/2/2017
Keywords: Building Codes Week of 04.24.2017
Passed
S 0061 Allows employees and retirees and their dependents of any political subdivision of the state to participate in the state health plan04.19.2017 A House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.31.2017 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.18.2017 The Senate Finance Health and Human Services subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary 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: Bradley Hutto House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 43 Status Date: 5/31/2017
Keywords: Health Insurance Senate Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 04.17.2017
Passed
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 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 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 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 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
Passed
S 0692 Sine Die adjournment resolutionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the General Assembly to adjourn no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 and return in statewide session on Tuesday, May 23 at noon until Thursday, May 25 at 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Hugh Leatherman House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Roll call Yeas-104 Nays-0 Status Date: 5/10/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 05.01.2017
Passed







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