Bills Assigned to Keyword - Fire (6)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 6/15/2021


H 3083 Designates certain individuals as first respondersSummary of the bill as introduced: Designates law enforcement officers, volunteer and paid firefighters, corrections officers, public safety telecommunicators, emergency medical technicians, responders or paramedics, and individuals who perform emergency management services as first responders.
Sponsor: Paula Rawl Calhoon House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Fire House Police Public Safety
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H 3252 Increases the grant amounts for the V-Safe Program for firefightersSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases the V-Safe Program grant funds each year by the increase of the consumer price index for all chartered fire departments. 
Sponsor: Brian White House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Fire House
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H 3466 Develops procedures for a fire department to be reimbursed for training a firefighter when the firefighter leaves the job05.13.2021 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment caps the training reimbursement at $1,000 for volunteer firefighters only. 05.05.2021 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Professions and Occupations subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds emergency medical technicians in the reimbursement training costs and also clarifies that the cost can only be reimbursed if the training occurred within the first two years of employment. The amendment also deletes "mandatory training" and replaces it with "training."03.03.2021 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.24.2021 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee did not pass this bill out of committee. 02.11.2021 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Military, Local Government and Public Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines procedures for a fire department that assumes the cost of training a firefighter to be reimbursed for the training costs by other fire departments that subsequently hire the firefighter. 
Sponsor: Steven Long House Com: MMPMA Senate Com: LCI
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 5/18/2021
Keywords: Fire House Public Safety
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H 3615 Allows a county council to suspend the millage cap to support a fire protection districtSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a county council to suspend the millage cap to support a fire protection district.
Sponsor: William Wheeler House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Fire
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S 0149 Exempts volunteer firefighters from paying property taxes on their homeSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts volunteer firefighters from paying property taxes on their home that they own.
Sponsor: Shane Massey House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Fire Property Taxes Senate
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S 0401 Allows a county council to suspend the millage increase limit to support a fire protection district03.16.2021 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.09.2021 The Senate Finance Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment limits the millage cap suspension to 2 years after the effective date of this legislation and includes special purpose districts. Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a county council to suspend the millage increase limit to support a fire protection district.
Sponsor: Penry Gustafson House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Roll call Ayes-22 Nays-20 Status Date: 4/6/2021
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Fire Senate
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Municipal Association of South Carolina
1411 Gervais St., PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211
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