Legislation Sponsored by Margie Matthews (15)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/16/2021


S 0270 Reduces the revenue threshold from $900,000 in accommodations taxes collected to $750,000Summary of the bill as introduced: Reduces the revenue threshold in counties from $900,000 in accommodations taxes collected to $750,000.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Accommodations/Hospitality Taxes Senate
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S 0274 Repeals the law prohibiting the removal, relocation or renaming of monumentsSummary of the bill as introduced: Repeals the law governing the prohibition on removal, relocation or renaming of monuments.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: General Governance Senate
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S 0275 Requires the Law Enforcement Training Council to maintain the Central Registry of Police MisconductSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Law Enforcement Training Council to maintain the Central Registry of Police Misconduct. The bill also requires a favorable result from a review of the Central Registry of Police Misconduct in order to make a determination of good character.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety Senate
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S 0276 Requires SLED to provide an information system accessible to local law enforcement agencies for disciplinary background checksSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Law Enforcement Division to provide an information system accessible to state and local law enforcement agencies for disciplinary background checks on prospective employees. 
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety Senate
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S 0277 Requires SLED to disclose previous counseling services to an officer's employing agencySummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Law Enforcement Division to disclose previous counseling services to an officer's employing agency, and whether future counseling services are recommended.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety Senate
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S 0278 Requires SLED to disclose previous counseling services to an officer's employing agencySummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Law Enforcement Divison to disclose previous counseling services to an officer's employing agency and whether future counseling services are recommended.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety Senate
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S 0279 Requires the completion of an eight-hour general training education program as a condition for law enforcement certificate renewalSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a law enforcement officer to complete an eight-hour general training education program as a condition for law enforcement certificate renewal.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety Senate
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S 0280 Allows for extensions for police misconduct investigations in certain circumstances Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows for extensions for police misconduct investigations when the parties agree to the extension, or the director of the SC Law Enforcement Division grants an extension. 
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety Senate
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S 0281 Defines police misconduct Summary of the bill as introduced: Defines police misconduct as an officer who willfully provides a false, misleading, incomplete, deceitful or incorrect statement on an affidavit for the purpose of securing a warrant.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety Senate
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S 0282 Excludes certain limitations on workers' compensation for a first responder diagnosed with PTSD03.02.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.25.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over. Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines that a limitation on stress, mental injuries and mental illness for workers' compensation does not apply to a first responder diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Young (ch), Sabb, Matthews, Garrett, M.Johnson Status Date: 2/16/2021
Keywords: Senate Workers' Comp
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S 0283 Prohibits law enforcement agencies and their officers from purchasing property seized by that agencySummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits law enforcement agencies and their officers from purchasing property seized by that agency.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety Senate
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S 0284 Requires that money seized in a civil asset forfeiture procedure be returned if proceedings do not begin within 90 daysSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires that money seized in a civil asset forfeiture procedure to be returned to the person from whom the money was seized if proceedings do not begin within 90 days.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: General Governance Senate
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S 0285 Allows the data from a body-worn camera involving a loss of life to become subject to FOIA 30 days after the incidentSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the data from a body-worn camera involving a loss of life to become subject to the SC Freedom of information Act 30 days after the incident.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: FOIA Police Public Safety Senate
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S 0793 Prohibits an employer from inquiring about a potential employee's criminal recordSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits an employer from inquiring about a potential employee's criminal record on an application until the applicant is selected for an interview.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 5/5/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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S 0795 Exempts municipal personnel who participate in community volunteer programs for probationers from civil damagesSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts municipal personnel who participate in community volunteer programs for probationers from civil damages unless an injury occurs from gross negligence. recklessness or intentional misconduct. 
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology Status Date: 5/5/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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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