Legislation Assigned to the House LCI Committee (33)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 2/27/2024


H 3156 Prohibits the interruption of electrical service to a commercial customer for nonpayment until 25 days have elapsedSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the interruption of electrical service to a commercial customer for nonpayment until 25 days have elapsed from the date of billing.
Sponsor: John King House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Electric House Utilities
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H 3157 Prohibits a public utility or a third party authorized by a public utility to accept payments for utility bills on behalf of the public utility Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a public utility or a third party authorized by a public utility to accept payments for utility bills on behalf of the public utility. This bill also prohibits public utilities from collecting additional service fees from a customer's payment.
Sponsor: John King House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Electric House Utilities
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H 3229 Allows the issuance of a license for a tattoo facility if all churches, schools and playgrounds within the parameters do not objectSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the issuance of a license for a tattoo facility if all churches, schools and playgrounds within the parameters do not object to the issuance of the license.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Planning/Zoning
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H 3272 Outlines requirements for a first responder to file a workers' compensation claim for a stress or mental injury Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines requirements for a first responder to file a workers' compensation claim for a stress or mental injury unaccompanied by a physical injury.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Workers' Comp
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H 3334 Includes swimming pool installers among the areas of residential specialty contracting recognized by the Residential Builders CommissionSummary of the bill as introduced: Includes swimming pool installers among the areas of residential specialty contracting recognized by the Residential Builders Commission.
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Building Codes House
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H 3493 Creates the Coastal Structural Stability Study Committee 04.20.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Real Estate subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Examines current measures for inspecting commercial buildings that are six floors or more in height constructed along the SC coast.
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3577 Requires an electrical utility that owns or operates an electrical substation to have security camerasSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires an electrical utility that owns or operates an electrical substation to have security cameras. This bill also fines a person $30,000 that willfully destroys or damages an electrical substation.
Sponsor: Michael Rivers House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliard, King, McDaniel, Henegan, Williams, Alexander, Hosey, Cobb-Hunter, Jefferson, Anderson, Kirby Status Date: 2/8/2023
Keywords: Electric House Utilities
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H 3607 Allows the SC Building Codes Council to deny the residential building codes within a certain time frameSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the SC Building Codes Council to deny the residential building codes within a certain time frame.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Chapman Status Date: 4/4/2023
Keywords: Building Codes
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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 3617 Increases the number of paid parental leave from six weeks to twelve weeks for state employeesSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases the number of paid parental leave from six weeks to twelve weeks for state employees in the event of a birth of adoption of a child.
Sponsor: Beth Bernstein House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ott Status Date: 2/8/2024
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 3746 Establishes grant criteria and matching grant funds available to local governments from the SC Hurricane Damage Mitigation ProgramSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes grant criteria and matching grant funds available to local governments from the SC Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/19/2023
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3769 Prohibits SC DHEC from denying the repair, replacement or construction of wells and septic tanks on certain rural lands04.06.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only allows for replacement and repair on existing septic tanks regardless of the availability of other water or sewer services.03.29.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Real Estate subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes municipal water and sewer service and replaces it with any other available water and sewer service.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits SC DHEC from denying the repair, replacement or construction of wells and septic tanks on certain rural lands regardless of the availability of municipal water and sewer service.
Sponsor: Randy Ligon House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 4/25/2023
Keywords: Water
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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 3808 Requires an electrical utility to bury all of its new electrical power transmission lines installed within the boundaries of a municipalitySummary of the bill as introduced: Requires an electrical utility to bury all of its new electrical power transmission lines installed within the boundaries of a municipality beginning on January 2, 2024.
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/25/2023
Keywords: Electric
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H 3822 Enacts the First Responders Protection Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires that certain injured first responders be paid by the employer on the same basis as before the injury.
Sponsor: Marvin Smith House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Landing Status Date: 5/9/2023
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Public Safety
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H 3937 Enacts the SC Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy and Resilience Act03.28.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes the C-PACE program that local governments can voluntarily implement to offer low-cost, long-term financing for qualifying improvements to increase sustainability and decrease energy and water costs.
Sponsor: Bart Blackwell House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Kirby, Williams Status Date: 3/28/2023
Keywords: Environment
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H 3977 Allows insurers to post an insurance policy or endorsement on their website05.03.2023 The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee did not take action on this bill.03.28.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.08.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Insurance subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows insurers to post an insurance policy or endorsement on their website if certain conditions are met.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com: BI
Status: Act No. 108 Status Date: 2/9/2024
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3989 Enacts the Solar, Agricultural, Farmland and Environmental Act 05.02.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.05.02.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds taxable as agricultural land to the first section and strikes the additional 10% fund.04.26.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee did not pass this bill out of subcommittee.Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes certificate requirements for construction of photovoltaic energy facilities. 
Sponsor: Russell Ott House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Debate adjourned until Mon., 3/18/24 Status Date: 2/27/2024
Keywords: Building Codes General Governance
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H 4064 Enacts the Multifamily Dwelling Safety ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to establish minimum standards for balcony railings that are primarily constructed of wood and are located in a multifamily dwelling.
Sponsor: Sylleste Davis House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 3/30/2023
Keywords: Building Codes
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H 4070 Requires an association of electric cooperatives to submit an integrated resource planSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires an association of electric cooperatives to submit an integrated resource plan to the South Carolina Public Service Commission.
Sponsor: Heather Crawford House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ott Status Date: 3/7/2023
Keywords: Electric Utilities
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H 4086 Requires that certain licensees of the Residential Builders Commission be deemed to satisfy certain implied warranties05.02.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.30.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.29.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Real Estate subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment rewrites the bonding language for residential builders.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires that certain licensees of the Residential Builders Commission be deemed to satisfy certain implied warranties.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 5/9/2023
Keywords: Building Codes
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H 4115 Creates the SC Contractor's Licensing Board and applies all changes to current law to apply to counties and municipalities04.25.2023 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Professions and Occupations subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.30.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.29.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Real Estate subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment expands the definition of renovations to include nonstructural renovations and roofing.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the SC Contractor's Licensing Board and applies all changes to current law to apply to counties and municipalities.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: Act No. 69 Status Date: 5/26/2023
Keywords: Building Codes
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H 4212 Enacts the Act to Establish Pay EquitySummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits employers from paying wages to employees at rates less than the rate paid to employees of other races, religions, colors, sexes, ages, national origins or disability status for comparable work.
Sponsor: Chandra Dillard House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/29/2023
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 4539 Requires public housing authorities and agencies to provide certain housing to displaced residentsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires public housing authorities and agencies to provide certain housing to displaced residents.
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/9/2024
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 4544 Enacts the Religious Institutions Affordable Housing ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a religious organization to build certain affordable housing and maintain its property tax exempt status.
Sponsor: Wendell Jones House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Vaughan Status Date: 1/11/2024
Keywords: General Governance House
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