Legislation with Tracking Level = Of Interest (298)

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 3046 Requires a certified law enforcement officer to complete annual diversity trainingSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a certified law enforcement officer to complete annual continuing law enforcement education credits in diversity training.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3047 Requires all law enforcement officers to undergo a mental health evaluation before being certifiedSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires all law enforcement officers to undergo a mental health evaluation before being certified or recertified. This bill also requires the Law Enforcement Training Council to conduct the evaluation.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3049 Enacts the Law Enforcement Integrity ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires all law enforcement agencies to provide a body worn camera to officers and provide guidelines for use of body worn and dash cameras. This bill also requires SC Law Enforcement Division to provide an annual report containing information about law enforcement officer conduct.
Sponsor: Cezar McKnight House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan, J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3050 Requires a noncertified law enforcement officer to be accompanied by a certified law enforcement officer04.20.2021 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds several components from H3791, the PACT Act, including language related to failure to intervene, chokeholds, minimum standards for local agencies and compliance.04.14.2021 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a noncertified law enforcement officer to be accompanied by a certified law enforcement officer while performing duties. 
Sponsor: Dennis Moss House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Senn (ch), Malloy, Kimpson, Matthews, Adams, Garrett, Gustafson Status Date: 7/16/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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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 3066 Enacts Fargo's and Hyco's LawSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases penalties for wilfully or maliciously torturing, mutilating, injuring, disabling, poisoning or killing a police dog or horse.
Sponsor: Neal Collins House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McGinnis Status Date: 1/13/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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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 3092 Creates the SC Department of Law Enforcement and Public SafetySummary of the bill as introduced: Creates a new administrative agency of state government called the SC Department of Law Enforcement and Public Safety that includes a Division of Public Safety and a State Law Enforcement Division.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Caskey Status Date: 1/13/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3098 Allows a municipality to adopt an ordinance that governs the operation of golf cartsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipality to adopt an ordinance that allows for the operation of golf carts that are equipped with working headlights and rear lights during nondaylight hours.
Sponsor: Bruce Bryant House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Caskey Status Date: 1/13/2021
Keywords: General Governance House Transportation
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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 3115 Enacts the South Carolina Government Efficiency ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates a task force to develop recommendations for improving governmental operations and reducing costs.
Sponsor: Sylleste Davis House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thayer Status Date: 2/2/2021
Keywords: General Governance House
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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 3137 Allows a municipal law enforcement agency to use an automatic license plate reader systemSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipal law enforcement agency to use an automatic license plate reader system in certain locations.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3138 Prohibits a law enforcement agency from purchasing cell-site simulator technologySummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a law enforcement agency from purchasing or using cell-site simulator technology or devices.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3146 Creates the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology ProgramSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates the Growing Rural Economies With Access to Technology Program to facilitate the deployment of broadband to unserved areas of the state. 
Sponsor: Brian White House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McDaniel Status Date: 3/9/2021
Keywords: House Telecommunications
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H 3150 Prohibits a law enforcement agency from purchasing cell-site simulator technology from a company that requires a nondisclosure agreementSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a law enforcement agency from purchasing cell-site simulator technology from a company that requires the purchaser to enter into a nondisclosure agreement.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety Telecommunications
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H 3152 Prohibits law enforcement officers from using excessive restraintSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits law enforcement officers from using excessive restraint such as chokeholds and strangleholds. This bill also gives the SC Law Enforcement Division the authority to investigate all officer-involved uses of force.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords:
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