Bills Assigned to Keyword - Week of 01.13.2020 (17)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/16/2021


H 4823 Allows the SC DOT and counties to establish subcontracting goals on construction projects to obtain participation in the process by firms owned by disadvantaged ethnic groups or womenSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the SC DOT and counties to establish subcontracting goals on construction projects to obtain participation in the process by firms owned by disadvantaged ethnic groups or women.
Sponsor: David Weeks House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Transportation Week of 01.13.2020
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H 4828 Enacts the South Carolina Private Flood Insurance ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Advances different flood insurance coverages for the benefit of consumers and insurers.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.13.2020
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H 4830 Authorizes municipalities to contract with licensed contractors to bury overhead electrical transmission lines01.29.2020 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes municipalities to contract with properly licensed, certified and insured public utility electrical contractors to bury or underground existing overhead electrical power transmission lines located within the boundary of the municipality.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Electric Week of 01.13.2020 Week of 01.27.2020
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H 4940 Establishes the Electricity Market Reform Measures Study Committee03.12.2020 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment makes technical changes.02.06.2020 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the SC Chamber of Commerce from the study committee and adds farming interests.01.29.2020 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment makes changes to clarify the scope and timeline of the study committee's work.Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a study committee to examine whether the General Assembly should adopt market reform measures affecting electric service in South Carolina.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 187 Status Date: 10/9/2020
Keywords: Electric Utilities Week of 01.13.2020 Week of 01.27.2020 Week of 02.03.2020 Week of 03.09.2020
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H 4943 Creates the South Carolina Rural Communications Infrastructure Study CommitteeSummary of the bill as introduced: Addresses the access to communications services, including broadband, internet, voice and cellular.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hixon, W.Newton, Taylor Status Date: 1/16/2020
Keywords: Week of 01.13.2020 Wireless Broadband
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H 4945 Allows for certain erosion control structures to have the damage assessment based on a single distinct continuous seawall01.29.2020 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.29.2020 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs I subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows for certain erosion control structures to have the damage assessment based on a single distinct continuous seawall or bulkhead rather than on a lot-by-lot basis.
Sponsor: William Hewitt House Com: ANREA Senate Com: ANR
Status: Act No. 178 Status Date: 10/7/2020
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.13.2020 Week of 01.27.2020
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H 4952 Requries the owner of a dam to provide notification to certain state agenciesSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the owner of a dam that failed on or after October 1, 2015, and the dam has a public road or highway running across the top of it, to provide written notification to SC DOT and SC DHEC indicating whether the owner plans to repair the dam.
Sponsor: Russell Ott House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 1/16/2020
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.13.2020
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H 4953 Allows spouses covered by a state insurance plan to remain covered under the same state plan when they become eligible for coverage under the state plan due to their employmentSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows spouses covered by a state insurance plan to remain covered under the same state plan when they become eligible for coverage under the state plan due to their employment.
Sponsor: Shedron Williams House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/16/2020
Keywords: Retirement Week of 01.13.2020
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H 4955 Deletes the earnings limitation under the Police Officers Retirement System for those returning to work after retirement to a covered employer Summary of the bill as introduced: Deletes the earnings limitation under the Police Officers Retirement System for those returning to work after retirement to a covered employer.
Sponsor: Shedron Williams House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/16/2020
Keywords: Police Retirement Week of 01.13.2020
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H 4956 Creates the first and second offense of failure to stop a motor vehicle when signaled by a law enforcement vehicle Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the first and second offense of failure to stop a motor vehicle when signaled by a law enforcement vehicle.
Sponsor: Anne Thayer House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/16/2020
Keywords: Police Week of 01.13.2020
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H 4957 Allows for the election of additional members to municipal councils to represent nonresident water and sewer customersSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows for the election of additional members to municipal councils to represent nonresident water and sewer customers when these customers are charged higher rates for these utilities than residential customers within the municipal boundaries.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/16/2020
Keywords: Sewer Utilities Water Week of 01.13.2020
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S 0974 Extends the SC Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act until December 31, 2024Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the provisions of the SC Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act until December 31, 2024.
Sponsor: Scott Talley House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Week of 01.13.2020
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S 0984 Requires the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control to provide public notice of a significant wastewater spillSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control to provide public notice of a significant spill by a wastewater utility.
Sponsor: Vincent Sheheen House Com: Senate Com: MA
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Sewer Utilities Week of 01.13.2020
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S 0987 Includes any public beach or public beach access under the definition of Fireworks Prohibited Zone03.10.2020 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.04.2020 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended to clarify the public body must pass a resolution declaring a public beach is a fireworks prohibited zone and post notice on the beach of the prohibition. Summary of the bill as introduced: Includes any public beach or public beach access under the definition of Fireworks Prohibited Zone.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 6/24/2020
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.13.2020 Week of 03.02.2020 Week of 03.09.2020
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S 0993 Allows licensed wineries, breweries and micro-distilleries to obtain a permit to sell wine, beer and liquor at festivals03.10.2020 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment prohibits alcohol sales at festivals as a primary business.03.03.2020 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.27.2020 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment restricts permits for festivals to wineries that produce wine using only the majority of South Carolina-grown fruit.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows licensed wineries, breweries and micro-distilleries to obtain a permit to sell wine, beer and liquor at festivals.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: WM Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 167 Status Date: 10/7/2020
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.13.2020 Week of 02.24.2020 Week of 03.02.2020 Week of 03.09.2020
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S 0998 Establishes the Electricity Market Reform Measures Study Committee03.10.2020 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.03.2020 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.06.2020 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes the Senate bill and replaces it with House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee language.Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a study committee to examine whether the General Assembly should adopt market reform measures affecting electric service in South Carolina.
Sponsor: Thomas Davis House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Gambrell (ch), Hutto, Sabb, Climer, Goldfinch Status Date: 1/30/2020
Keywords: Electric Week of 01.13.2020 Week of 02.03.2020 Week of 03.02.2020 Week of 03.09.2020
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S 1016 Prohibits any more than three unrelated adults from living in a single-family residenceSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits any more than three unrelated adults from living in a single-family residence. 
Sponsor: John Scott House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/16/2020
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.13.2020
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