Legislation Sponsored by Richard Harpootlian (7)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/16/2021


S 0295 Prohibits people who are convicted of using their official position for financial gain from serving as a public official or public employeeSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits people who are convicted of using their official position for financial gain from serving as a public official or public employee.
Sponsor: Richard Harpootlian House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Ethics General Governance Senate
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S 0397 Gives a county sheriff the same powers as a municipal police officer05.07.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the population threshold applicable to sheriff's departments and the counties they serve.05.07.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.05.02.2019 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.02.05.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows both sheriffs and municipal police departments to enforce beer and wine laws.01.29.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment makes only technical changes.Summary of the bill as introduced: Confirms county sheriffs’ power to enforce certain criminal laws throughout the county, including within municipalities, and gives sheriffs the authority to continue pursuits when they extend beyond the sheriff’s county.
Sponsor: Richard Harpootlian House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: House - Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/19/2020
Keywords: Police Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 01.28.2019 Week of 02.04.2019 Week of 04.29.2019 Week of 05.06.2019
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S 0453 Repeals sections of the law exempting certain matters and closed meetings of public bodies from the Freedom of Information Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Repeals sections of the law exempting certain matters and closed meetings of public bodies from the Freedom of Information Act.
Sponsor: Richard Harpootlian House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/29/2019
Keywords: FOIA Week of 01.28.2019
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S 0747 Authorizes local governments to adopt ordinances for the civil enforcement of traffic laws by use of traffic control signal monitoring systemsSummary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes local governments to adopt ordinances for the civil enforcement of traffic laws by use of traffic control signal monitoring systems.
Sponsor: Richard Harpootlian House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/9/2019
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 04.08.2019
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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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S 1081 Allows the issuance of a license to operate a tattoo facility if all churches, schools and playgrounds approve of the facilitySummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the issuance of a license to operate a tattoo facility if all churches, schools and playgrounds approve of the facility.
Sponsor: Richard Harpootlian House Com: Senate Com: MA
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs Status Date: 2/5/2020
Keywords: General Governance Week of 02.03.2020
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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