Legislation Assigned to the House WM Committee (58)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/21/2024


H 3120 Enacts the I-95 Corridor Authority Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the I-95 Corridor Authority to carry out economic development, health and educational improvement activities that will improve the economic conditions in its member counties.
Sponsor: Lonnie Hosey House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3149 Prohibits a penalty or fine from being imposed on local hospitality tax payments received within seven days of the due dateSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a penalty or fine from being imposed on local hospitality tax payments received within seven days of the due date.
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Accommodations/Hospitality Taxes House
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H 3265 Directs a procurement officer to decrease the bidder's price by 2% for award determination purposes if the bid is submitted by a certain businessSummary of the bill as introduced: Directs a procurement officer to decrease the bidder's price by 2% for award determination purposes if the bid is submitted by a business owned by a service-disabled veteran residing in the state.
Sponsor: Dennis Moss House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Procurement
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H 3337 Allows employees to use up to three days of earned paid sick leave for certain chronic illnesses without a health care certificationSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows employees to use up to three days of earned paid sick leave for certain chronic illnesses or health conditions without a health care provider certification.
Sponsor: Christopher Wooten House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3413 Allows the millage rate limitation to be suspended and millage rate increased to purchase equipment for law enforcement, fire rescue and EMSSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the millage rate limitation to be suspended and millage rate increased to purchase equipment and make expenditures to improve law enforcement, fire rescue and EMS. This bill also requires a minimum salary for law enforcement and expenditures for body-worn cameras and post-traumatic stress disorder services.
Sponsor: Christopher Wooten House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 1/31/2023
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House Police Public Safety
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H 3425 Removes the SC Police Officers Retirement System and SC Retirement System earnings limitation upon returning to work in certain circumstances05.04.2023 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.25.2023 The House Ways and Means General Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment made only technical changes.Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes the SC Police Officers Retirement System and SC Retirement System earnings limitation upon returning to work after 12 consecutive months away from work.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 5/23/2023
Keywords: House Retirement
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H 3463 Outlines procedures where a fire department can be reimbursed for cost of training a firefighterSummary of the bill as introduced: Outlines procedures where a fire department that assumes the cost of training a firefighter can be reimbursed for those costs if the firefighter is hired by another department within a certain period of time.
Sponsor: Steven Long House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: S.Jones, White Status Date: 1/12/2023
Keywords: Employment/Personnel House
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H 3509 Prohibits local governments from investing in companies owned or controlled by the People's Republic of ChinaSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits local governments from investing in companies owned or controlled by the People's Republic of China or the Chinese Communist Party.
Sponsor: Steven Long House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Yow, Mitchell Status Date: 3/1/2023
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 3511 Requires a county to consult with other affected taxing entities before entering into a fee in lieu of property taxes agreementSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a county to consult with other affected taxing entities before entering into a fee in lieu of property taxes agreement.
Sponsor: Annie McDaniel House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3604 Authorizes the expenditure of funds from the state disbursement of the American Rescue Plan Act of 202101.12.2023 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The full committee added an amendment that clarifies that ARPA funds received by the SC Office of Resilience pursuant to Act 244, continue to be used in the manner in which they were approved.01.12.2023 The House Ways and Means Revenue Policy subcommitte gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment includes $586.6 million to the SC Rural Infrastructure Authority to continue the SC Infrastructure Investment Program and $500 million from the contingency reserve fund to the SC Department of Commerce for infrastructure funding related to economic development projects that were approved by the Joint Bond Review Committee and the State Fiscal Accountability Authority. Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes the expenditure of funds from the state disbursement of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the contingency reserve fund.
Sponsor: Bruce Bannister House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 3 Status Date: 3/23/2023
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 3806 Repeals Act 388Summary of the bill as introduced: Repeals Act 388 that imposed a millage cap on municipalities. 
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 2/8/2023
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 3809 Amends the state constitution to eliminate the fifteen percent limit on increases in the value of propertySummary of the bill as introduced: Amends the state constitution to eliminate the fifteen percent limit on increases in the value of property and eliminates the assessable transfer of interest as an event that changes the value of real property.
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 2/8/2023
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 3824 Adds electricity to the definition of alternative fuel05.04.2023 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.26.2023 The House Ways and Means Sales, Use and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Adds electricity to the definition of alternative fuel for the purposes of an income tax credit equal to 25 percent of the cost of purchasing, constructing and installing the eligible property.
Sponsor: Brandon Newton House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 5/11/2023
Keywords: Electric
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H 3832 Exempts personal protective equipment of a firefighter from the state sales taxSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts personal protective equipment of a firefighter from the state sales tax.
Sponsor: Marvin Smith House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Lawson Status Date: 1/10/2024
Keywords: Fire Sales Taxes
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H 3869 Includes affordable housing for hospitality workers as a tourism related expenditure of local accommodations taxSummary of the bill as introduced: Includes affordable housing for hospitality workers as a tourism related expenditure of local accommodations tax.
Sponsor: Joseph Bustos House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Landing Status Date: 2/7/2023
Keywords: Accommodations/Hospitality Taxes
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H 3885 Requires any flag flown at a public building, on public grounds, or purchased with public funds be manufactured in the United StatesSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires any flag flown at a public building, on public grounds, or purchased with public funds be made or manufactured in the United States.
Sponsor: Randy Ligon House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Leber Status Date: 6/7/2023
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3930 Places the Beach Restoration and Improvement Trust Fund under the SC Department of Parks, Recreation and TourismSummary of the bill as introduced: Places the Beach Restoration and Improvement Trust Fund under the SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to monitor erosion rates and beach profiles.
Sponsor: Matthew Leber House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hartnett, Herbkersman, Davis, Guffey, Sessions, Pope, Erickson Status Date: 2/21/2023
Keywords: General Governance
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H 3948 Creates a property tax exemption for certain renewable energy resource properties 05.04.2023 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.27.2023 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment prevents solar farms from benefiting from the exemption.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates a property tax exemption for certain renewable energy resource properties.
Sponsor: Nathan Ballentine House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 5/11/2023
Keywords: Environment Utilities
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H 3964 Provides a tax credit for a taxpayer that contracts with a small business Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides a tax credit for a taxpayer that contracts with a small business that necessitates the small business hiring additional full time employees.
Sponsor: Wendell Jones House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Collins Status Date: 2/29/2024
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 3983 Allows employers to grant employees specific amounts of additional paid leave for employees to attend public school functionsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows employers to grant employees specific amounts of additional paid leave for employees to attend public school functions or engage in volunteer teaching activities. 
Sponsor: Robert Williams House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 2/16/2023
Keywords: Employment/Personnel
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H 4059 Allows revenues of a sales tax for transportation facilities to be used for additional projects03.19.2024 The House Ways and Means Sales and Use Tax and Income Tax subcommittee adjourned debate on the bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows revenues of a sales tax for transportation facilities to be used for additional projects.
Sponsor: Weston Newton House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 3/1/2023
Keywords: Transportation
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H 4118 Increases the amount of the community development tax credit and extends the sunset provision Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the amount of the community development tax credit and extends the sunset provision until June 30, 2029.
Sponsor: David Weeks House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 4/6/2023
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 4123 Exempts school resource officers from the SC Police Officers Retirement System earnings limitationSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts school resource officers from the SC Police Officers Retirement System earnings limitation.
Sponsor: William Herbkersman House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Chapman Status Date: 3/29/2023
Keywords: Police Retirement
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H 4181 Prohibits the General Assembly from appropriating any funds in the state budget for nonessential projects through earmarksSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the General Assembly from appropriating any funds in the state budget for nonessential projects through earmarks.
Sponsor: Joe White House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Magnuson Status Date: 5/9/2023
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 4210 Exempts the retirement income of qualifying retired state employeesSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts from taxes the retirement income of qualifying retired state employees.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jefferson Status Date: 1/30/2024
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Retirement
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