Bills Assigned to Keyword - Senate (59)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/10/2019


S 0002 Changes the rules in the Senate to conform to the constitutional amendment from 201401.08.2019 A Senate Finance subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the rules in the Senate to conform to the constitutional amendment passed in 2014 that removes the lieutenant governor as the presiding officer of the Senate. This bill eliminates the president pro tempore and replaces it with the president.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 1 Status Date: 3/4/2019
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 01.07.2019
Passed
S 0003 Defines the campaign information that must be submitted to an Independent Expenditure CommitteeSummary of the bill as introduced: Defines the election communication information that must be submitted to an Independent Expenditure Committee and then disclosed by the Independent Expenditure Committee.
Sponsor: Hugh Leatherman House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Elections Ethics Senate
Of Interest
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
Priority
S 0024 Requires the SC Department of Revenue to determine if there are barriers to the enforcement or collection of the cigarette taxSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Department of Revenue to determine if there are barriers to the enforcement or collection of the cigarette tax. This bill also revises the weight limitation on cigarettes and exempts cigarettes that are wrapped totally in tobacco with no filter.
Sponsor: Bradley Hutto House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: General Governance Senate
Of Interest
S 0029 Prohibits a court or other enforcement agency from enforcing foreign law in South CarolinaSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a court or other enforcement agency from enforcing foreign law in South Carolina from a forum outside of the United States.
Sponsor: Lawrence Grooms House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts General Governance Senate
Of Interest
S 0037 Allows qualified electors without a picture identification to complete a written statement at the polling place.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows qualified electors without a valid picture identification to complete a written statement at the polling place in order to vote in an election.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Elections Senate
Of Interest
S 0038 Gives SLED exclusive authority to conduct investigations of all officer-involved shootings01.22.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.15.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment expands SLED's jurisdiction to also include investigation of incidents where an officer is shot.Summary of the bill as introduced: Gives SLED exclusive authority to conduct investigations of all officer-involved shootings that result, or could have resulted, in bodily injury or death.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 1/24/2019
Keywords: Police Public Safety Senate Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 01.21.2019
Of Interest
S 0045 Creates the offense of hindering a law enforcement officerSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates the offense of hindering a law enforcement officer and excludes someone who is videotaping or photographing a law enforcement officer from being charged with hindering a law enforcement officer.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Police Public Safety Senate
Of Interest
S 0048 Reestablishes the Sentencing Reform Oversight CommitteeSummary of the bill as introduced: Reestablishes the Sentencing Reform Oversight Committee.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate
Of Interest
S 0050 Enacts the Drug Court Program ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Directs each circuit solicitor to establish a drug court program for adults and juveniles.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate
Of Interest
S 0051 Modifies the requirements for first responders seeking workers' compensationSummary of the bill as introduced: Defines the types of employees considered to be emergency responders and modifies the requirements for first responders seeking workers' compensation for personal injury caused by PTSD from the first responders' direct involvement in a significant traumatic experience.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Senate Workers' Comp
Of Interest
S 0052 Creates the Study Committee on Racial ProfilingSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates the Study Committee on Racial Profiling to review state and local law enforcement policies, practices and procedures and requires the committee to make recommendations to the General Assembly about possible changes in current law.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: General Governance Senate
Of Interest
S 0057 Legalizes certain types of gambling in South CarolinaSummary of the bill as introduced: Legalizes pari-mutuel betting on horse racing, sports betting on professional sports, casino activities such as card and dice games and games of chance.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Gaming Senate
Of Interest
S 0060 Requires statements made during questioning or interrogation by a law enforcement officer to be audio or video recordedSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires statements made during questioning or interrogation by a law enforcement officer to be audio or video recorded.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Police Senate
Of Interest
S 0069 Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $15,000Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $15,000.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate
Of Interest
S 0072 Requires each law enforcement agency to have written policies regarding the investigation of officer-involved deathsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires each law enforcement agency to have written policies regarding the investigation of officer-involved deaths.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Police Senate
Of Interest
S 0089 Prohibits the approval of infrastructure used to facilitate the transportation of offshore oil into the land and waters of South Carolina by state or local governmentSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the approval of infrastructure used for the transportation of offshore oil into the land and waters of South Carolina by state or local government.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: ANR
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: General Governance Senate
Of Interest
S 0092 Enacts the Surface Water Stewardship ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires registered surface water withdrawers to obtain a surface water withdrawal permit rather than registering withdrawals.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: ANR
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Senate Water
Of Interest
S 0093 Enacts the Wetlands Restoration ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows certain impoundments that originally impounded a parcel of tideland or marshland but no longer completely impounding that parcel to be repaired or restored.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: ANR
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Environment Senate
Of Interest
S 0098 Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $10,000Summary of the bill as introduced: Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $10,000.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate
Of Interest
S 0101 Extends the time period for eligibility exam for magistratesSummary of the bill as introduced: Extends the time period for the validity of the examination scores for magistrates to one year before and two years after the time of the appointment.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate
Of Interest
S 0102 Imposes an annual limit on the state general fund revenues available for appropriationSummary of the bill as introduced: Imposes an annual limit on the state general fund revenues available for appropriation by restricting an increase to a percentage that is equal to the average annual percentage change from the previous ten completed state fiscal years.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: General Governance Senate
Of Interest
S 0103 Changes the funding formula of the Local Government FundSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Local Government Fund appropriations to be no less than the greater of two amounts: the allocation ratio of the latest fiscal year, or the average of the allocation ratio of the last five fiscal years.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Senate
Of Interest
S 0105 Requires magistrates and municipal judges to receive instruction on animal cruelty04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.25.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds a misdemeanor for someone who cruelly tethers an animal.01.24.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.15.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Welfare subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that the governing body responsible for the shelter itself would need to adopt the standard proposed in the bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires magistrates and municipal judges to receive at least two hours of instruction on animal cruelty every four years.
Sponsor: Paul Campbell House Com: Judy Senate Com: ANR
Status: Act No. 43 Status Date: 6/5/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 04.22.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
Passed
S 0106 Changes the penalties for reckless drivingSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases the penalties for the driver of a motor vehicle who neglects the law regarding driving a motor vehicle from a misdemeanor to a felony.
Sponsor: Paul Campbell House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Public Safety Senate
Of Interest







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