Legislation Sponsored by Lee Bright (11)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/16/2021


S 0090 Prohibits searching a cell phone or other portable electronic wireless device without a search warrantSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits searching a cell phone or other portable electronic wireless device incident to a lawful custodial arrest without a search warrant or without the written permission of the owner of the device.
Sponsor: Lee Bright House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Police
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S 0105 SC Constitutional Carry Act of 2015Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the offense of illegally carrying a handgun to carrying a handgun with intent to commit a crime.
Sponsor: Lee Bright House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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S 0106 Proposes an amendment to the constitution to prohibit nonrecurring funds in the Capital Reserve FundSummary of the bill as introduced: Proposes an amendment to the constitution to prohibit funds from being expended for other nonrecurring purposes.
Sponsor: Lee Bright House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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S 0114 Prohibits public officers from aiding in the detention of any US citizen without trial by the US Armed Forces Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits any officer or employee of the state or political subdivision from aiding in the detention of any US citizen without trial by the US Armed Forces in violation of the US Constitution.
Sponsor: Lee Bright House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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S 0118 Reduces the assessment ratio on manufacturing from 10.5 percent to 6 percentSummary of the bill as introduced: Reduces the assessment ratio on manufacturing, utility and mining real and personal property from 10.5 percent to 6 percent.
Sponsor: Lee Bright House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Property Taxes
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S 0127 Prohibits municipalities from restricting free speech or religionSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits restrictions on the free exercise of speech or religion during the course of any municipality proceeding in violation of the first amendment.
Sponsor: Lee Bright House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: General Governance
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S 0230 Requires a separate bill from the annual budget bill to enact a fee, penalty or fine Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the General Assembly from authorizing a state agency, department or entity to increase or implement a fee, penalty or fine in the state budget bill.
Sponsor: Lee Bright House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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S 0232 Establishes term limits for SC House and Senate membersSummary of the bill as introduced: Limits members of the House of Representatives to four terms and limits members of the Senate to two terms.
Sponsor: Lee Bright House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Elections
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S 0570 SC Constitutional Carry Act of 2015Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows individuals at least 21 years old to carry a handgun and deletes references in the current law to concealable weapon's permit.
Sponsor: Lee Bright House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/17/2015
Keywords: Public Safety
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S 0997 Prohibits state or local funds from being expended for the benefit of refugees05.19.2016 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.05.05.2016 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee did not report this bill out of subcommittee. The vote ended in a tie.04.28.2016 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.01.27.2016 The full Senate General Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. 01.26.2016 A Senate General subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments add a requirement of refugees to register with DSS, allows a civil cause of action and requires SLED to determine the safety of the refugees. 01.19.2016 A Senate General subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits state or local funds from being expended for the direct or indirect benefit of refugees until legislation specifically authorizes the expenditure.
Sponsor: Lee Bright House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/12/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.11.2016 Week of 01.18.2016 Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 04.25.2016 Week of 05.02.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
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S 1203 Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances allowing multiple occupancy bathrooms regardless of a person's biological gender04.13.2016 The Senate General Transgender Bathroom subcommittee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances allowing multiple occupancy bathrooms regardless of a person's biological gender in public accommodations or private clubs.
Sponsor: Lee Bright House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on General Status Date: 4/6/2016
Keywords: General Governance Week of 04.04.2016 Week of 04.11.2016
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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