Bills Assigned to Keyword - General Governance (114)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/9/2020


H 3014 Requires the General Assembly to convene in February and adjourn in May each year01.26.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill to the subcommittee.03.03.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.25.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the General Assembly to convene on the second Tuesday in February and adjourn sine die no later than the first Thursday in May each year.
Sponsor: Bruce Bannister House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Massey (ch), Scott, Bennett Status Date: 8/13/2015
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.25.2016
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H 3024 Exempts highway construction projects from all local ordinances and laws that would require local permits and zoning02.18.2015 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs I subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts highway construction projects approved by the SC DOT from all local ordinances  and laws that would otherwise require it to obtain local permits and zoning authorizations.
Sponsor: Alan Clemmons House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 1/20/2015
Keywords: General Governance Transportation
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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 3063 Requires funds to pay for an audit be included in a municipality's annual budgetSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires funds to pay for an audit be included in a municipality's annual budget and if that audit is not filed with the state treasurer within 13 months of the end of the audit year, the state payments to that municipality are suspended.
Sponsor: Stephen Goldfinch House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pitts Status Date: 1/15/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3066 Increases golf cart permit fees 01.13.2016 THe House Education and Public Works Transportation subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the required golf cart permit fee from $5 to $50, and revenue from the increase must be given to the state non-federal aid highway fund.
Sponsor: Stephen Goldfinch House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.11.2016
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H 3074 Prohibits the distribution of crime scene images of minors on social media04.14.2016 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the distribution of crime  or accident scene images of minors on social media.
Sponsor: Patricia Henegan House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: General Governance Week of 04.11.2016
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H 3082 Motorboat Noise ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes the maximum noise levels that are allowed when a motorboat is operated along the state's waterways.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3086 Prohibits cities and towns from spending public funds as a result of a contract with a non-citizen of the United StatesSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits officers or employees of cities and towns from spending or authorizing the expenditure of public funds as a result of an official contract with an individual who is a non-citizen of the United States illegally present in the United States.
Sponsor: Harry Limehouse House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pitts Status Date: 1/15/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3091 Seeks limited immunity for a person seeking help for another person suffering from an overdose04.14.2016 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides limited immunity from prosecution for certain drug and alcohol-related offenses committed by a person who seeks medical assistance for another person who is experiencing a drug or alcohol-related overdose.
Sponsor: Deborah Long House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: General Governance Week of 04.11.2016
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H 3093 Extends to local governments the prohibition on obtaining personal information for commercial solicitation 03.03.2015 The House Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill back to the subcommittee.02.25.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends to local governments the prohibition on knowingly obtaining or using personal information obtained from a state agency for commercial solicitation by a private person or entity.
Sponsor: Peter McCoy House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: G.R.Smith Status Date: 3/19/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3115 Prohibits municipalities from regulating knives and guns03.17.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.05.2015 The House Judiciary General and Family Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment clarifies that local governments may enforce state or federal laws that regulate knives and firearms. The amendment also clarifies that local governments may regulate the careless or negligent discharge or public brandishment of knives and firearms.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits municipalities from enacting, enforcing or promulgating any regulation or ordinance that regulates or attempts to regulate the transfer, ownership, possession, carrying or transportation of knives, guns or ammunition.
Sponsor: Michael Pitts House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/31/2015
Keywords: General Governance Public Safety
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H 3121 Changes the adjournment date of the SC General AssemblySummary of the bill as introduced: Extends the statewide adjournment date by one legislative day for each statewide day after May 10 that the General Assembly does not ratify the state budget bill. This bill also requires the House of Representatives to give third reading to the budget by March 10.
Sponsor: Joshua Putnam House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3150 Prohibits municipalities from punishing an individual for refusing goods or services for a same sex marriageSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits municipalities from  imposing a civil, administrative or criminal sanction or penalty on an individual or its entity for refusing to provide goods or services for a same sex marriage.
Sponsor: Garry Smith House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Loftis, Kennedy Status Date: 3/3/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3162 Allows public officers of the state to participate in the SC Education LotterySummary of the bill as introduced: Amends the constitution of the state to allow public officers to participate in lotteries conducted by the state of South Carolina.
Sponsor: Kit Spires House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3183 Requires all-terrain vehicles to have decals and registration similar to golf cartsSummary of the bill as introduced: Applies the state law related to golf cart permit decals and registration by the Department of Motor Vehicles to all-terrain vehicles.
Sponsor: William Whitmire House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pitts Status Date: 1/15/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3208 Allows compensation to landowners for right of way property acquisitionSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows compensation to landowners whose property value decreases due to a right of way acquisition under certain circumstances. This bill also requires contracts regarding eminent domain to include compensation to landowners.
Sponsor: Robert Brown House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3216 Gives the same power and duties as animal control officers to litter control officers 03.19.2015 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.18.2015 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs II subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Gives the same power and duties as animal control officers to litter control officers
Sponsor: Deborah Long House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Gregory (ch), Coleman, Thurmond Status Date: 5/9/2016
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3228 Prohibits the use of public funds to contract with a person that lobbiesSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the use of public funds to contract with a person whose activities include lobbying.
Sponsor: James Merrill House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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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 3365 Makes it illegal to use a cell phone while operating a motor vehicleSummary of the bill as introduced: Makes it illegal to operate a motor vehicle while using a cellular phone, pager, personal digital assistant device or other wireless communications device without a hands free option.
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: M.S.McLeod Status Date: 1/21/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3378 Grants DHEC sole authority on emergency orders over a beach or dune critical area03.19.2015 The House Agriculture, Natural Resource and Environmental Affairs Committee adjourned debate on this bill.03.18.2015 The House Agriculture, Natural Resource and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs I subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Grants DHEC sole authority in granting emergency orders over a beach or dune critical area and establishes guidelines over the use of sandbags in these areas.
Sponsor: William Herbkersman House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Bowers Status Date: 2/17/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3399 Forfeited Lands Emergency Development ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Provides authority to county councils and forfeited land commissions to petition legislative delegations for the use of the special authorities when certain forfeited lands have a significant adverse effect.
Sponsor: Anne Parks House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/22/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3510 Prohibits dronesSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the operation of a public unmanned aircraft system and the disclosure of personal information information acquired through the operation of a public unmanned aircraft system.
Sponsor: Daniel Hamilton House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/4/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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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







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