Legislation Sponsored by James Lucas (6)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 2/3/2023


H 3444 Makes changes to the State Election Commission on how elections are conducted in South Carolina04.19.2022 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes changes to the State Election Commission on how elections are conducted in South Carolina. 
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/9/2022
Keywords: Elections
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H 3607 Allows for the issuance of bonds to defray the cost of infrastructure for certain economic development projectsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows for the issuance of bonds to defray the cost of infrastructure for certain economic development projects.
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Recommitted to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/27/2021
Keywords: Economic Development
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H 3683 Enacts the South Carolina Ratepayer Protection Act of 202103.17.2021 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides protections for employees who report a wrongdoing by the utility. 
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McGarry Status Date: 1/26/2021
Keywords: Electric Utilities
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H 4285 Outlines the adjournment procedures for the 2021 General AssemblySummary of the bill as introduced: Outlines the adjournment procedures for the 2021 General Assembly.
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence Status Date: 5/13/2021
Keywords: General Governance
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H 4919 Makes changes to the state's voting procedures04.19.2022 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill because it was already recalled to the Senate calendar.04.12.2022 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments change the municipal election certification period from 2 to 10 days. The amendment also creates a 3-14 day early voting period depending on the type of election and 2-7 early voting locations in each county.04.06.2022 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.22.2022 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments adopted were advocated by county election officials and the League of Women Voters.02.16.2022 The House Judiciary Committee met but did not take action on the bill.02.15.2022 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended with a strike and insert amendment that did not materially affect municipal elections.02.09.2022 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee heard testimony on the bill but did not take any action.Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the early voting and absentee election process. The bill also prohibits candidates from filing for more than one office at the same time.
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: House - Committed to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/26/2022
Keywords: Elections
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H 5182 Enacts the South Carolina Opioid Recovery Act 05.05.2022 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments add one additional appointment to the board from the Municipal Association, one appointment by the Senate and one appointment by the House. 04.07.2022 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment replaces the current language in the bill with the language from S1203. Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes the SC Opioid Recovery Fund and political subdivision subfund. 
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: Judy Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 222 Status Date: 6/1/2022
Keywords: General Governance
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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