Bills Assigned to Keyword - Building Codes (12)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/16/2021


H 3062 Passes the Permit Extension Joint Resolution of 2021Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the ability to keep working on a permitted building project through December 31, 2024.
Sponsor: William Bailey House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Building Codes Economic Development House
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H 3191 Enacts the Multifamily Dwelling Safety Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to adopt a multifamily dwelling balcony code that establishes minimum standards for balcony railings that are primarily constructed of wood. 
Sponsor: Sylleste Davis House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bernstein Status Date: 2/2/2021
Keywords: Building Codes House
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H 3606 Exempts certain improvements made to residential property10.13.2021 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Professions and Occupations subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.24.2021 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.18.2021 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. THe amendment clarifies that property owners may construct decks under a certain size without a building permit and it raised to $500 the threshold needed before a licensed contractor is required.Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts certain improvements made to residential property from building permit requirements.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/3/2021
Keywords: Building Codes
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H 3742 Allows home-based businesses or occupations as an accessory use in residential homesSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows home-based businesses or occupations as an accessory use in residential homes.
Sponsor: Robert May House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/27/2021
Keywords: Building Codes General Governance
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H 3751 Requires that the SC Department of Education alone may approve plans for construction of public school buildingsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires that the SC Department of Education alone may approve plans for construction, improvement and renovation of public school buildings, subject to state and local building codes, with compliance left to the determination of local building code officials.
Sponsor: Anne Thayer House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Felder Status Date: 2/2/2021
Keywords: Building Codes
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H 3863 Enacts the South Carolina Home Attainability Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Reduces certain administrative and permitting costs as well as barriers to construction of housing. 
Sponsor: Jerry Govan House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hill, Gagnon Status Date: 3/24/2021
Keywords: Building Codes General Governance Planning/Zoning
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H 3938 Enacts the South Carolina Inclusionary Housing Act 05.05.2021 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Social Services, Mental Health and Children's Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes counties and municipalities to adopt and use voluntary inclusionary housing strategies to increase the availability of affordable housing.
Sponsor: Deon Tedder House Com: MMPMA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bradley Status Date: 5/5/2021
Keywords: Building Codes General Governance
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H 4060 Requires the SC Building Codes Council to extend building codes03.18.2021 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment makes the effective date of new residential building codes no earlier than 5 years but no later than 6 years and for commercial building codes no earlier than 2 years but no later than 3 years from adoption of the last updates.03.16.2021 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires residential and commercial codes be implemented no later than 7 years and 4 years from the previously-adopted codes.Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the SC Building Codes Council residential and commercial code adoption process for six years from the date of implementation. 
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/7/2021
Keywords: Building Codes
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S 0258 Enacts the South Carolina Inclusionary Zoning Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes counties and municipalities to use inclusionary zoning strategies to increase the availability of affordable housing.
Sponsor: Marlon Kimpson House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Building Codes Senate
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S 0500 Revises an exemption from regulation by the Board of Architectural Examiners for plans and specifications for certain detached single-family or two-family dwelling04.29.2021 The House, Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.28.2021 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.25.2021 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment references the SC Residential Code. 03.03.2021 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Professions and Occupations subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment exempts townhomes from the architectural requirement and it changes the references to the International Code Series to the SC Residential Code.Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises an exemption from regulation by the Board of Architectural Examiners for plans and specifications for certain detached single-family or two-family dwelling.
Sponsor: John Scott House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Act No. 54 Status Date: 6/1/2021
Keywords: Building Codes
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S 0528 Enacts the South Carolina Home Attainability Act04.28.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Reduces certain administrative and permitting costs as well as barriers to construction of housing. 
Sponsor: Darrell Jackson House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Senn (ch), Matthews, Garrett, M.Johnson, Stephens Status Date: 4/6/2021
Keywords: Building Codes General Governance Planning/Zoning
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S 0604 Requires that the SC Department of Education alone may approve plans for construction of public school buildingsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires that the SC Department of Education alone may approve plans for construction, improvement and renovation of public school buildings, subject to state and local building codes, with compliance left to the determination of local building code officials.
Sponsor: Dwight Loftis House Com: Senate Com: Ed
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Education Status Date: 2/24/2021
Keywords: Building Codes
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