Legislation Sponsored by Murrell Smith (5)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/1/2024


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
Of Interest
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
Of Interest
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:
Status: House - Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day Status Date: 2/29/2024
Keywords: Elections House
Of Interest
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:
Status: House - Roll call Yeas-104 Nays-3 Status Date: 2/29/2024
Keywords: Elections House
Of Interest
H 5118 Enacts the South Carolina Ten-Year Energy Transformation Act 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:
Status: House - Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Guest Status Date: 2/28/2024
Keywords: Utilities
Of Interest







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