Bills Assigned to Keyword - Senate (19)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/11/2021


S 0866 Allows the county boards of voter registration and elections to serve as appropriate election authorities for municipal election contests01.28.2020 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.23.2020 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows the county boards of voter registration and elections to serve as appropriate election authorities for initiating or hearing municipal election contests.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/11/2020
Keywords: Elections Senate Week of 01.20.2020 Week of 01.27.2020
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S 0867 Requires the notice of a municipal election to state a specific time to begin the process of examining the return-addressed envelopes02.27.2020 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.01.28.2020 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.23.2020 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the notice of a municipal election to state that the process of examining the return-addressed envelopes containing the absentee ballots may begin at 9:00 a.m. on the calendar day immediately preceding Election Day.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/25/2020
Keywords: Elections Senate Week of 01.20.2020 Week of 01.27.2020 Week of 02.24.2020
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S 0868 Applies certain exceptions to the establishment of a baseline for coastal erosion zones 01.30.2020 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment deals with setback lines for lots that do not have primary sand dunes.01.29.2020 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Environmental subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Applies certain exceptions to the establishment of a baseline for coastal erosion zones and removes the study requirement in cases where primary oceanfront sand dunes do not exist.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: ANREA Senate Com: ANR
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 3/11/2020
Keywords: Environment Senate Week of 01.27.2020
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S 0870 Prohibits the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control from approving a plan, license or permit application for facilitating offshore drilling01.30.2020 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.15.2020 the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Environmental subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control from approving a plan, license or permit application for infrastructure used to facilitate the transportation of crude oil or natural gas from the Atlantic Ocean in this state.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: ANR
Status: Senate - Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 2/4/2020
Keywords: Environment Senate Week of 01.13.2020 Week of 01.27.2020
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S 0875 Prohibits city and county councils from enacting an ordinance that regulates firearmsSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits city and county councils from enacting an ordinance that regulates the transfer, ownership, possession, carrying, transportation, manufacture, assembly, storage, warehousing, distribution or sale of firearms or ammunition.
Sponsor: Danny Verdin House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: General Governance Public Safety Senate
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S 0880 Authorizes the director of the SC Department of Insurance to issue a limited lines travel insurance producer license02.12.2020 A Senate Banking and Insurance subcommittee carried this bill over.01.22.2020 A Senate Banking and Insurance subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes the director of the SC Department of Insurance to issue a limited lines travel insurance producer license.  
Sponsor: Ronnie Cromer House Com: Senate Com: BI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Banking and Insurance Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: General Governance Senate Week of 01.20.2020 Week of 02.10.2020
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S 0884 Allows a county council to suspend the limitation on millage increases for the purpose of supporting a fire protection districtSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a county council to suspend the limitation on millage increases for the purpose of supporting a fire protection district.
Sponsor: Vincent Sheheen House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Fire Property Taxes Senate
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S 0896 Requires the Law Enforcement Training Council to develop minimum standards and regulations for a mandatory mental health training programSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Law Enforcement Training Council to develop minimum standards and regulations for a mandatory mental health training program for law enforcement certification.
Sponsor: Katrina Shealy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Police Public Safety Senate
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S 0900 Creates the offense of tethering a dog in certain circumstances and provides for penaltiesSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates the offense of tethering a dog in certain circumstances and provides for misdemeanor penalties.
Sponsor: Paul Campbell House Com: Senate Com: ANR
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: General Governance Senate
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S 0903 Enacts the Magistrate Reform Act of 2020Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the current law related to the appointment, term, territorial jurisdiction, training, certification and recertification of magistrates.
Sponsor: Thomas Davis House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0904 Prohibits natural gas and electric public utilities from disclosing customer information to a third party Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits natural gas and electric public utilities from disclosing customer information to a third party without the express consent of the customer.
Sponsor: Thomas Young House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Electric Gas Senate Utilities
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S 0905 Allows a magistrate to serve in holdover status no more than 14 days at the end of the termSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a magistrate to serve in holdover status no more than 14 days at the end of the term.
Sponsor: Thomas Young House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0910 Increases the property tax homestead exemption from the first $50,000 to the first $75,000 of the fair market valueSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases the property tax homestead exemption from the first $50,000 to the first $75,000 of the fair market value.
Sponsor: Kevin Johnson House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Property Taxes Senate
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S 0916 Allows municipal prosecutors to conditionally discharge and expunge first time offenders of municipal open container offensesSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows municipal prosecutors to conditionally discharge and expunge first-time offenders of municipal open container offenses.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: General Governance Senate
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S 0923 Requires a water or sewer utility to submit an integrated resource plan to the Public Service CommissionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a water or sewer utility, classified by the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners as Class A, to submit an integrated resource plan to the Public Service Commission
Sponsor: David Climer House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Senate Utilities Water
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S 0924 Prohibits a water or sewer utility from receiving a rate of return during a period when the utility didn't provide serviceSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a water or sewer utility from receiving a rate of return during a period when the utility didn't provide service. 
Sponsor: David Climer House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Senate Sewer Utilities Water
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S 0946 Gives a school board of trustees the power to obtain a proprietary security business licenseSummary of the bill as introduced: Gives a school board of trustees the power to obtain a proprietary security business license.
Sponsor: Richard Cash House Com: Senate Com: Ed
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Education Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing Senate
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S 0948 Removes the maximum allowable amounts that a municipality can charge a railroad for a business licenseSummary of the bill as introduced: Removes the maximum allowable amounts that a municipality can charge a railroad for a business license.
Sponsor: Richard Harpootlian House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing Senate
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S 0951 Requires a public utility to be responsible for the cost of repairs to service linesSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a public utility to be responsible for the cost of repairs to the portion of a service line, from the utility's service meter to the point of entry of the served facility of structure.
Sponsor: Richard Harpootlian House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Senate Utilities
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Municipal Association of South Carolina
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