Legislation Assigned to the Senate Judy Committee (86)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 4/23/2024


H 3014 Enacts the Clementa C. Pinckney Hate Crimes Act02.28.2023 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.28.2023 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.28.2023 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.23.2023 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates additional penalties for people who commit certain crimes when the victim was intentionally selected based on certain factors. 
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 3/31/2023
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2023 General Governance House
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H 3209 Extends certain governmental approvals affecting economic development in the state03.28.2023 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.24.2023 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the development approval date from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2020.01.18.2023 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes two sections that pertain to SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends certain governmental approvals and permits affecting economic development in the state.
Sponsor: Wallace Jordan House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 87 Status Date: 7/6/2023
Keywords: Economic Development House
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H 3503 Creates an offense for trafficking in fentanyl05.09.2023 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.05.04.2023 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes the House language in the bill and replaces it with Senate language. An additional amendment adds language that includes penalties for felony gun possession charges.01.24.2023 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The full committee amended the first and second offense sentencing language further.01.24.2023 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes homicide by fentanyl language, removes mandatory minimum sentences and alters sentencing guidelines for first and second offenses. 01.19.2023 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee met and heard testimony but did not take action on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates an offense for trafficking in fentanyl.
Sponsor: Doug Gilliam House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 72 Status Date: 6/17/2023
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2023 House Public Safety
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H 3532 Creates sentencing enhancements for persons who commit certain additional crimes while on pretrial release on bond02.21.2023 THe House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments create a criminal offense for bond violation if charged with a violent crime while out on bond with another charge. The amendments also include cash bond and electronic monitoring after a subsequent offense and a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years if convicted on a bond violation charge.02.14.2023 The House Judiciary adjourned debate on this bill.02.09.2023 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment rewrites a full section of the bill and adds language regarding electronic monitoring.02.07.2023 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.01.25.2023 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates sentencing enhancements for persons who commit certain additional crimes while on pretrial release on bond. This bill also prohibits pretrial release on bond for a person charged with certain crimes.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 83 Status Date: 6/26/2023
Keywords: Courts
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H 3591 Repeals a section of the state constitution that prohibits the state or its political subdivisions from providing direct aid to certain institutions02.14.2023 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.09.2023 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Repeals a section of the state constitution that prohibits the state or its political subdivisions from providing direct aid to religious or other private educational institutions.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: House - Committee report: Favorable Judiciary Status Date: 2/16/2023
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3594 Enacts the SC Constitutional Carry/Second Amendment Preservation Act of 202303.05.2024 The Conference Committee agreed on a version of this bill and reported the bill out to the House and Senate.02.14.2023 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds mandatory minimum sentences for the amount of time loss to carry for violations of the bill. The amendment also includes an expungement provision, maintains authority of private detectives to carry and allows clerks of court to carry. 02.08.2023 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment addresses unlawful possession of a firearm.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows anyone to carry a handgun, whether concealed or not, without a permit.
Sponsor: Bobby Cox House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 111 Status Date: 3/14/2024
Keywords: Public Safety
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H 3614 Enacts the Ratepayer Protection Act 01.26.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.18.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a public utility from taking an adverse employment action against an employee who reported wrongdoing by the public utility to the SC Office of Regulatory Staff.
Sponsor: Russell Ott House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/1/2023
Keywords: Utilities
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H 3734 Requires all municipal elections to be held on certain dates04.16.2024 The Senate Judiciary Committee met but did not take action on this bill.01.25.2024 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments eliminate all municipal election commissions for cities and towns with a population below 100,000 residents. Another adopted amendment requires any currently unresolved election be certified within 30 days of the effective date of the bill. Another amendment allows cities and towns to set commencement dates for the terms of their elected officials no sooner than 48 hours after the election is certified, but no later than 75 days after certification.04.18.2023 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment sets the time of commencement of terms and the adjustment of incumbent terms to comply with odd year elections.04.06.2023 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes several changes to municipal elections including dates, voting machines and terms of office.
Sponsor: Brandon Newton House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Hutto, Malloy, Garrett, Kimbrell Status Date: 10/12/2023
Keywords: Elections
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H 3782 Amends the definition of video service in relation to franchise authority 05.09.2023 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.05.04.2023 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds clarifying language to the definition of video service.03.28.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The technical amendment clarifies that a portion of the bill language applies only to the Cable Services Act. 03.01.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that streaming services and other services delivered over the internet are not subject to franchise fees.Summary of the bill as introduced: Amends the definition of video service in relation to franchise authority to include direct to satellite and streaming services.
Sponsor: John West House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 104 Status Date: 2/9/2024
Keywords: General Governance
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H 4042 Provides a framework in which antisemitism is considered regarding all laws prohibiting discriminatory acts04.09.2024 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment compels the definitions in the bill to be considered rather than at the discretion of the court.02.08.2024 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.04.18.2023 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.06.2023 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides a framework in which antisemitism is considered regarding all laws prohibiting discriminatory acts.
Sponsor: Beth Bernstein House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Read third time and returned to House with amendments Status Date: 4/18/2024
Keywords: General Governance
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H 4231 Allows a micro-distillery to sell certain liquors distilled on the premises on Sundays04.16.2024 The Senate Judiciary Committee met but did not take action on this bill.03.27.2024 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.23.2024 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments limit the hours to sell liquor on Sunday from 1-5 pm and eliminates the $3,000 annual license fee for single store owners.01.10.2024 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows any city or county to put a referendum on the ballot instead of just the ten counties that qualify under the bills current accommodations tax threshold language.04.27.2023 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a micro-distillery to sell certain liquors distilled on the premises on Sundays.
Sponsor: Marvin Smith House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Talley (ch), Hutto, Malloy, Senn, M.Johnson, Reichenbach, Tedder Status Date: 3/26/2024
Keywords: General Governance
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H 4274 Enacts the SC Public Expression Protection Act03.19.2024 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.29.2024 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a cause of action asserted in a civil action based on a person's communication.
Sponsor: Weston Newton House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/27/2024
Keywords: General Governance
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H 4561 Allows a candidate or public official to use campaign funds for dependent care of an immediate family member03.05.2024 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows elected officials to use a non-licensed provider if a licensed provider is unavailable. The amendment also adds a reporting requirement.02.29.2024 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a candidate or public official to use campaign funds for dependent care of an immediate family member.
Sponsor: Elizabeth Wetmore House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/11/2024
Keywords: Ethics House
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H 4563 Clarifies the power of special purpose districts to own, acquire, purchase, or dispose of property04.16.2024 The Senate Judiciary Committee met but did not take action on this bill.03.05.2024 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.29.2024 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies the power of special purpose districts to own, acquire, purchase, hold, use, lease, convey, sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of property.
Sponsor: Beth Bernstein House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: M.Johnson (ch), Sabb, Talley, Adams, Devine Status Date: 4/8/2024
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 4589 Deletes language providing that in municipal elections that incumbents hold over pending final determination of any contests filed02.27.2024 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.25.2024 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Deletes language providing that in municipal elections that incumbents hold over pending final determination of any contests filed.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/5/2024
Keywords: Elections House
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H 4590 Extends the hours of operation of early voting centers02.27.2024 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.25.2024 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the hours of operation of early voting centers until 7 p.m.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/7/2024
Keywords: Elections House
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H 4680 Revises the definition of firefighter for the Firefighter Cancer Health Care Benefit Plan to include nonresidents of the state02.27.2024 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.06.2024 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Medical and Health Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the requirement that firefighters are a resident or nonresident of a contiguous state.Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises the definition of firefighter for the Firefighter Cancer Health Care Benefit Plan to include nonresidents of the state.
Sponsor: Marvin Smith House Com: MMPMA Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/12/2024
Keywords: Fire House
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H 4681 Increases the number of First Responder Advisory Committee members to include a representative of the SC Coroners Association03.26.2024 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.06.2024 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Municipal and Public Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the number of First Responder Advisory Committee members to include a representative of the SC Coroners' Association.
Sponsor: Marvin Smith House Com: MMPMA Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/2/2024
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 4867 Requires all 911 telecommunicators that provide dispatch for medical emergencies be trained in T-CPR03.26.2024 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. 03.19.2024 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Medical and Health Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments define T-CPR, requires continuing education to be completed annually and covers government entities under the State Tort Claims Act.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires all 911 telecommunicators that provide dispatch for medical emergencies be trained in T-CPR.
Sponsor: Brian Lawson House Com: MMPMA Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/19/2024
Keywords:
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H 5118 Enacts the South Carolina Ten-Year Energy Transformation Act 04.09.2024 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows utilities to appeal permit denials first to the Administrative Law Court and ultimately to the state Supreme Court; allows multiple electric customers to partner on bulk power contracts; reduces electric rates for data centers and; creates an Energy Policy Institute at the University of South Carolina and Clemson University.04.04.2024 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.20.2024 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.19.2024 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows the Public Service Commission to assign a TPA to a utility that does not comply with the bill's energy efficiency requirements for low income residents. The amendment also changes the Canadys section to assert the Public Service Commission's authority to approve its development.03.06.2024 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.02.27.2024 THe House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes changes to current energy policy to promote the development of new and reliable energy infrastructure resources, fostering resilient and reliable energy infrastructure.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/15/2024
Keywords: Utilities
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H 5154 Assesses a civil penalty on a gas utility that violates certain laws03.27.2024 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.26.2024 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Assesses a civil penalty on a gas utility that violates certain laws.
Sponsor: John West House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/2/2024
Keywords: Gas Utilities
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S 0001 Creates the offense of fentanyl-induced homicide 04.23.2024 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.18.2024 A House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strengthens penalties for dealers of fentanyl.01.31.2023 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.19.2023 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the offense of fentanyl-induced homicide for a person who illegally delivers, dispenses or provides fentanyl to another person and the cause of death for that person is fentanyl-related.
Sponsor: Thomas Alexander House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/28/2023
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2023 Courts Public Safety Senate
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S 0004 Requires a city or town to allow a builder to hire a certified third-party inspector to perform the duties of the local inspector Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a city or town to allow a builder to hire a certified third-party inspector to perform the duties of the local inspector of buildings as they relate to that builder.
Sponsor: Darrell Jackson House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 2/8/2023
Keywords: Planning/Zoning Senate
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S 0041 Makes changes to criminal asset forfeiture proceduresSummary of the bill as introduced: Makes changes to criminal asset forfeiture procedures to establish guidelines for the forfeiture of money, property and other assets.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 2/8/2023
Keywords: Police Senate
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S 0048 Enacts the Asset Forfeiture and Private Property Protection ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Adds a new chapter to the state code of laws to provide for asset forfeiture and private property protection processes.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Police Senate
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