Legislation with Tracking Level = Priority (29)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 6/26/2019


H 3132 Allows expenditure of accommodations and hospitality revenue for the control and repair of flooding and drainage at tourism-related landsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows expenditure of state and local accommodations taxes and local hospitality tax revenue for the control and repair of flooding and drainage at tourism-related lands.
Sponsor: Peter McCoy House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: G.R.Smith Status Date: 2/13/2019
Keywords: House
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H 3137 Changes the funding formula of the Local Government Fund04.09.2019 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.09.2019 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows an increase or decrease capped at five percent beginning in FY2021.01.29.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.01.24.2019 The House Ways and Means General Government Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment deletes the language that changes the name of the Local Government Fund and keeps the city portion of the LGF at 16.7222 percent instead of the 17 percent in the bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the name of the Local Government Fund to the Local Government Revenue Sharing Fund and requires the Fund for the upcoming fiscal year to increase by the same percentage that the state general fund is projected to increase, not to exceed five percent compared to the appropriation in the current fiscal year.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 84 Status Date: 6/10/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 01.28.2019 Week of 04.08.2019
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H 3168 Allows municipalities without an operating millage on January 1, 2019, to impose an operating millageSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows municipalities that do not have an operating millage on January 1, 2019, or municipalities that incorporate after January 1, 2019, to impose an operating millage.
Sponsor: Anne Thayer House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hewitt Status Date: 1/24/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3187 Prohibits a county or municipality from banning vacation rentals or short-term rentals, or enacting certain regulations or imposing certain fees or taxes on vacation rentals or short-term rentalsSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a county or municipality from banning vacation rentals or short-term rentals, or enacting certain regulations or imposing certain fees or taxes on vacation rentals or short-term rentals.
Sponsor: Garry Smith House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3274 Prohibits municipalities from enacting laws related to the ingredients, flavors or licensing of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, tobacco products or nicotine products03.21.2019 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.14.2019 A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds language clarifying that the bill is not intended to interfere with local ordinances that prohibit smoking or vaping in public spaces. 01.29.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.29.2019 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits municipalities from enacting laws related to the ingredients, flavors or licensing of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, tobacco products or nicotine products.
Sponsor: Gary Simrill House Com: WM Senate Com: MA
Status: Senate - Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs Status Date: 3/21/2019
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 01.28.2019 Week of 03.11.2019 Week of 03.18.2019
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H 3439 Enacts the Local Government Efficiency ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes the governing body of a municipality to annex an area by ordinance if the area does not exceed 25 acres and is completely surrounded by the municipality. 
Sponsor: Mandy Norrell House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Daning Status Date: 2/6/2019
Keywords: Annexation House
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H 3457 Allows a municipality without an operating millage to impose a millage03.26.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.19.2019 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment amends the House version of the bill to S227, the Senate version of the bill to restrict the initial amount of millage that a city or town could impose.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipality without an operating millage on January 1, 2019, or that incorporates after January 1, 2019, to impose an operating millage.
Sponsor: Roger Kirby House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Roll call Yeas-92 Nays-7 Status Date: 4/10/2019
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.07.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.25.2019
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H 3622 Expands the definition of a lobbyist to include someone who is employed to influence official actions of a city or county council01.31.2019 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Expands the definition of a lobbyist to include someone who is employed to influence official actions of a city or county council.
Sponsor: Seth Rose House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton Status Date: 1/29/2019
Keywords: Ethics Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 01.28.2019
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H 3661 Clarifies the meaning of "contiguous" relating to annexation in a special purpose district03.26.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.20.2019 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended to maintain existing billboard regulations in an annexed area.Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies the meaning of "contiguous" relating to a municipality that is located entirely within the borders of a special purpose district annexing unincorporated property that is also located within the same special purpose district as the annexing municipality.
Sponsor: Peter McCoy House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Read third time and sent to Senate Status Date: 5/9/2019
Keywords: Annexation Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.25.2019
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H 3682 Amends the SC Textiles Communities Revitalization Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Amends the SC Textiles Communities Revitalization Act to clarify that a certain cap on rehabilitated expenses only applies to certain rehabilitated buildings on contiguous parcels.
Sponsor: Gary Simrill House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/22/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 01.21.2019
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H 3799 Requires the entity undertaking a transportation improvement project to pay for utility relocation02.19.2019 The House Education and Public Works Transportation subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires an entity undertaking a transportation improvement project to bear the cost of relocating water and sewer lines.
Sponsor: Dwight Loftis House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Yow Status Date: 2/19/2019
Keywords: General Governance Transportation Week of 01.28.2019 Week of 02.18.2019
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H 3833 Enacts the Municipal Tax Relief Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipality to impose a sales tax through a referendum, which cannot exceed one percent, for municipal tax relief and for certain authorized projects.
Sponsor: Jason Elliott House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/31/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 01.28.2019
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H 4000 Makes appropriations and provides revenues to meet the ordinary expenses of state government for FY 2019-2020Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes appropriations and provides revenues to meet the ordinary expenses of state government for FY 2019-2020.
Sponsor: Ways and Means House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 91 Status Date: 6/26/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 03.04.2019
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H 4001 Appropriates monies from the Capital Reserve Fund for FY 2018-2019Summary of the bill as introduced: Appropriates monies from the Capital Reserve Fund for FY 2018-2019.
Sponsor: Ways and Means House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Effective date See Act for Effective Date Status Date: 6/10/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 03.04.2019
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H 4257 Prohibits the Municipal Association of SC from collecting an insurance premium tax or a broker's premium tax03.26.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee adjourned debate on this bill. 03.21.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Insurance subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the Municipal Association of SC from collecting an insurance premium tax or a broker's premium tax.
Sponsor: Kirkman Finlay House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/19/2019
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.25.2019
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H 4262 Enacts the SC Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act04.23.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.04.18.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.04.17.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.03.26.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. 03.21.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is available, it will be posted.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits state or local governments with control over rights of way from stopping, regulating or charging for the collocation of certain small wireless facilities.
Sponsor: Gary Simrill House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Gambrell (ch), Hutto, Massey, Sabb, Climer Status Date: 4/10/2019
Keywords: Telecommunications Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.25.2019 Week of 04.15.2019 Week of 04.22.2019
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H 4431 Makes changes to the current business license tax law05.01.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the methods by which a business license tax is calculated, purchased and enforced.
Sponsor: Wallace Jordan House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hewitt, Pope Status Date: 5/21/2019
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing Week of 04.08.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 4516 Prohibits counties and municipalities from enacting or enforcing an ordinance that bans the rental of a residential dwelling to a short-term guestSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits counties and municipalities from enacting or enforcing an ordinance that bans the rental of a residential dwelling to a short-term guest.
Sponsor: William Hewitt House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hill Status Date: 5/9/2019
Keywords: General Governance Week of 04.29.2019
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S 0007 Increases the tort claims cap to one million dollars01.22.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.01.15.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendments require the SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office to be the agency to publish notice of the CPI change and changes the effective date to one year after publication of the notice of cap adjustment. Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the limits from a loss to one person from a single occurrence to $1 million, and increases the total limits from a loss arising out of a single occurrence to $2 million.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: WM Senate Com: Judy
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 4/11/2019
Keywords: Senate Tort Reform Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 01.21.2019
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S 0113 Allows municipalities without an operating millage on January 1, 2018, to impose an operating millage Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows municipalities that do not have an operating millage on January 1, 2018, or municipalities that incorporate after January 1, 2018, to impose an operating millage.
Sponsor: Shane Massey House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Senate
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S 0171 Enacts the Municipal Tax Relief Act02.26.2019 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipality to impose a sales tax through a referendum, which cannot exceed one percent, for municipal tax relief and for certain authorized projects.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Senate Week of 02.25.2019
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S 0217 Allows the expenditure of accommodations and hospitality revenue for the control and repair of flooding and drainage at tourism-related lands01.15.2019 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report with a technical amendment.01.15.2019 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows the expenditure of state and local accommodations taxes and local hospitality tax revenue for the control and repair of flooding and drainage at tourism-related lands.
Sponsor: Marlon Kimpson House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/23/2019
Keywords: Accommodations/Hospitality Taxes Senate Week of 01.14.2019
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S 0227 Allows municipalities without an operating millage on January 1, 2019, to impose an operating millage 04.30.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.30.2019 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.15.2019 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.15.2019 The Senate Finance Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment restricts the initial amount of millage a city or town could impose. Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows municipalities without an operating millage on January 1, 2019, to impose an operating millage.
Sponsor: Michael Gambrell House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: House - Requests for debate-Rep Status Date: 5/8/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Senate Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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S 0255 Repeals Act 388Summary of the bill as introduced: Restores the former method of overriding the annual millage cap by a positive majority of the governing body.
Sponsor: Michael Fanning House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Senate
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S 0394 Requires any regulation on auxiliary containers to be done by the General Assembly04.11.2019 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.04.2019 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.20.2019 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee carried this bill over.02.27.2019 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires any regulation on the use, disposition, sale or imposition of any prohibition, restriction, fee imposition or taxation of auxiliary containers to be done by the General Assembly.
Sponsor: Scott Talley House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 4/11/2019
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 02.25.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 04.01.2019 Week of 04.08.2019
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Municipal Association of South Carolina
1411 Gervais St., PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803.799.9574, Fax: 803.933.1299, mail@masc.sc