Legislation Assigned to the House WM Committee (42)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/16/2021


H 3018 Establishes a base state minimum wageSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a base state minimun wage and a schedule to gradually implement an increase to $10.10 per hour over a three-year period.
Sponsor: Kambrell Garvin House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3020 Provides hazard pay to public employees working in frontline positions during a declared state of emergencySummary of the bill as introduced: Provides hazard pay to public employees working in frontline positions during a declared state of emergency, a declared public health emergency or both.
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3032 Increases the earnings cap for covered retirees in the state retirement system Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the earnings cap for covered retirees in the state retirement system who are returning to work from $10,000 to $50,000. 
Sponsor: Doug Gilliam House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins, T.Moore Status Date: 3/2/2021
Keywords: House Retirement
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H 3106 Allows an employer to elect to pay all or a portion of required employee contributions to the SC Retirement System02.25.2021 The House Ways and Means General Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows an employer to elect to pay all or a portion of required employee contributions to the SC Retirement System and the Police Officers Retirement System.
Sponsor: Bruce Bannister House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Willis Status Date: 2/2/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House Retirement
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H 3108 Increases the amount of the homestead property tax exemption Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the amount of the homestead property tax exemption from the first $50,000 to the first $75,000 of the fair market value of the homestead.
Sponsor: Wendy Brawley House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bennett, Jones Status Date: 3/18/2021
Keywords: House Property Taxes
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H 3126 Prohibits the state or political subdivision from accepting federal funds to enforce a federal mask or vaccine mandateSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the state or political subdivision from accepting federal funds to enforce an unlawful federal mask or unlawful vaccine mandate.
Sponsor: Stewart Jones House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hill Status Date: 1/27/2021
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3129 Removes the limitation on a capital project sales tax Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes the limitation on a capital project sales tax that a portion of the county area may not be subject to an additional penny sales tax.
Sponsor: Marvin Pendarvis House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3130 Enacts the South Carolina Opportunity Zone Enhancement Act of 2021Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates new income tax credits to taxpayers investing in new projects located in Opportunity Zones. 
Sponsor: Marvin Pendarvis House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Davis Status Date: 4/7/2021
Keywords: Economic Development House
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H 3133 Enacts the South Carolina Economic Development Tax Incentive Evaluation Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Department of Revenue to complete a study every two years to assess the economic and financial impact of economic development tax incentives.
Sponsor: Marvin Pendarvis House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Economic Development House
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H 3134 Removes the $10,000 earnings cap on retired employees returning to work02.25.2021 The House Ways and Means General Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes the $10,000 earnings cap on retired employees returning to employment who have not been engaged to perform services for an employer who participates in the SC Retirement System or the SC Police Officers Retirement System in the last 12 months.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: M.M.Smith Status Date: 3/2/2021
Keywords: House Retirement
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H 3184 Requires a state base minimum wageSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a state base minimum wage and a schedule to gradually implement an adjusted minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Sponsor: Wendy Brawley House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: K.O.Johnson, King Status Date: 1/13/2021
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3188 Enacts the South Carolina Equal Pay for Equal Work ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits paying wages to employees of one sex at a lesser rate than the rate paid to employees of the opposite sex for comparable work in jobs that require the same skill.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brawley, J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3340 Increases the maximum annual credit amount for infrastructure and economic development projectsSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases the maximum annual state license credits allowed taxpayers for contributions to qualifying infrastructure and economic development projects from $400,000 to $600,000.  
Sponsor: William Bailey House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hardee Status Date: 1/26/2021
Keywords: Economic Development Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3354 Exempts a renewable energy resource property from property taxes05.04.2021 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes a technical change.05.04.2021 The Senate Finance Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.18.2021 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.17.2021 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts a renewable energy resource property having a nameplate capacity of an operating at no greater than 20 kilowatts from property taxes.
Sponsor: Nathan Ballentine House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 68 Status Date: 6/1/2021
Keywords: Electric Environment House Utilities
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H 3357 Requires the state treasurer to withhold Local Government fund dollars for removing monumentsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the state treasurer to withhold Local Government fund dollars from counties or municipalities that remove monuments or memorials of historical figures.
Sponsor: Stewart Jones House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3383 Prohibits a county council from imposing a surcharge for the acceptance of a tax paymentSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a county council from imposing a surcharge for the acceptance of a tax payment.
Sponsor: John King House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3386 Exempts 80-year-old homeowners from all property taxesSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts 100% of the value of an owner-occupied home from property taxes if the owner has reached 80 years of age.
Sponsor: John King House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Property Taxes
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H 3389 Requires a county council to consult with other affected taxing entities before entering into a fee in lieu of property taxes agreementSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a county council to consult with other affected taxing entities before entering into a fee in lieu of property taxes agreement.
Sponsor: Annie McDaniel House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pendarvis Status Date: 1/13/2021
Keywords: House Property Taxes
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H 3391 Allows the appraised value of real property to be increased only if the increase is reasonably supported by clear and convincing evidenceSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the appraised value of real property to be increased only if the increase is reasonably supported by clear and convincing evidence.
Sponsor: Melissa Oremus House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Property Taxes
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H 3392 Reduces the state accommodations tax rateSummary of the bill as introduced: Reduces the state sales tax rate and the state accommodations tax rate.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Oremus Status Date: 2/25/2021
Keywords: Accommodations/Hospitality Taxes House
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H 3396 Authorizes a county or municipality to impose a community charge on nonprofit hospitals and institutions of higher learningSummary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes a county or municipality to impose a community charge on nonprofit hospitals and institutions of higher learning.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3452 Increases the property tax homestead exemption to $100,000Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the property tax homestead exemption from the first $50,000 to the first $100,000.
Sponsor: Steven Long House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Property Taxes
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H 3458 Provides a property tax exemption for any amount of value added as a result of a countywide appraisal02.24.2021 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides a property tax exemption for any amount of value added as a result of a countywide appraisal for residents who qualify for the homestead property tax exemption. 
Sponsor: Leola Robinson-Simpson House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Property Taxes
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H 3460 Allows a municipality to impose a one-time impact fee on a private developer02.25.2021 The House Ways and Means Sales and Use and Income Tax subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipality to impose a one-time impact fee on a private developer for each new residential and commercial unit constructed by the developer in the municipality.
Sponsor: Leola Robinson-Simpson House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3480 Prohibits a municipality from requiring a minimum wage that exceeds the state minimum wage02.24.2021 The House Ways and Means General Government subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipality from requiring a minimum wage that exceeds the state minimum wage.
Sponsor: Leola Robinson-Simpson House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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