Legislation with Tracking Level = Priority (37)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/30/2024


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 3137 Prohibits motor vehicle modifications that result in a motor vehicle's front fender being raised Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits motor vehicle modifications that result in a motor vehicle's front fender being raised 4 or more inches above the height of the rear fenders.
Sponsor: James Burns House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Yow Status Date: 1/12/2023
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2023 General Governance House
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H 3236 Allows a municipality to annex an area by ordinance if the area is completely surrounded by the municipalitySummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipality to annex an area by ordinance if the area is completely surrounded by the municipality and has been for at least five years.
Sponsor: Joseph Bustos House Com: MMPMA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Landing Status Date: 1/24/2024
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2023 Annexation House
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H 3253 Prohibits a municipality from enacting an ordinance that stops the rental of a residential dwelling to a short-term guest05.03.2023 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Municipal and Public Affairs subcommittee did not take action on this bill.04.26.2023 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Municipal and Public Affairs subcommittee did not take action on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a county or municipality from enacting or enforcing an ordinance, resolution or regulation that stops the rental of a residential dwelling to a short-term guest. The bill also includes language that enacts penalties for passing an ordinance.
Sponsor: William Hewitt House Com: MMPMA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Robbins Status Date: 3/29/2023
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2023 House
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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 3476 Creates the offense of fentanyl-induced homicideSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates the offense of fentanyl-induced homicide and adds fentanyl-induced homicide in the statute of violent crimes.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 1/31/2023
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2023 House Public Safety
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H 3492 Suspends a local government's payments from the Local Government Fund if the local government is found to have violated state lawSummary of the bill as introduced: Suspends a local government's payments from the Local Government Fund if the local government is found to have violated state law.
Sponsor: Steven Long House Com: MMPMA Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 3734 Requires all municipal elections to be held on certain dates04.30.2024 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment sets the election date for all cities and towns as either the first Tuesday of April or the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November of odd years. The amendment also does not requires election machines, eliminates holdover status for incumbents who are defeated or don't run again and adds provisions of S406.04.16.2024 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 - Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-4 Status Date: 5/9/2024
Keywords: Elections
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H 3904 Outlines increased penalties and punishments for possession and trafficking fentanylSummary of the bill as introduced: Outlines increased penalties and punishments for possession and trafficking fentanyl.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 2/28/2023
Keywords: Courts Police Public Safety
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H 4119 Prohibits a political subdivision from requiring a state or federal income tax return to issue or renew a business license Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a political subdivision from requiring a state or federal income tax return to issue or renew a business license. 
Sponsor: Marvin Pendarvis House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/9/2023
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing
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H 4213 Allows local accommodations and hospitality taxes to be used for the development of workforce housingSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows local accommodations and hospitality taxes to be used for the development of workforce housing.
Sponsor: Chandra Dillard House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 3/29/2023
Keywords: Accommodations/Hospitality Taxes
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H 4300 Makes appropriations and provides revenues to meet the ordinary expenses of state government for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 202304.04.2023 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes appropriations and provides revenues to meet the ordinary expenses of state government for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2023.
Sponsor: Ways and Means House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: House - Vetos 1 -11 continued Status Date: 2/6/2024
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 4547 Extends the South Carolina Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the Abandoned Buildings Revitalization tax credit until December 31, 2035.
Sponsor: Brandon Newton House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pendarvis Status Date: 1/10/2024
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2023 Finance/Revenue/Taxes General Governance House
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H 4573 Enacts the Private Property Protection Act of 2024Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a county or municipality from enacting or enforcing an ordinance, resolution or regulation that stops the rental of a residential dwelling to a short-term guest. The bill also includes language that enacts penalties for passing an ordinance.
Sponsor: William Hewitt House Com: MMPMA Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Status Date: 1/9/2024
Keywords: General Governance House
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H 4586 Enacts the Private Landowner Protection ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows counties to deannex areas of existing municipal corporate limits and requires municipalities to receive county approval before annexations can occur.
Sponsor: Christopher Wooten House Com: MMPMA Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Status Date: 1/9/2024
Keywords: Annexation House
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H 4651 Enacts the Annexation Fairness ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Gives county council legal standing to challenge an annexation or deannexation by a municipality.
Sponsor: Thomas Beach House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 1/10/2024
Keywords: Annexation House
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H 4659 Allows a municipality or a county to impose an impact fee that applies only to residential developments Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipality or a county to impose an impact fee that applies only to residential developments.
Sponsor: Timothy McGinnis House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bailey, Schuessler, Hardee, Brittain Status Date: 1/24/2024
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House
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H 4936 Requires that the property tax exemption of a nonprofit housing organization only applies to the percentage of property that equals the corporation's ownership interestSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires that the property tax exemption of a nonprofit housing organization only applies to the percentage of property that equals the corporation's ownership interest in the property.
Sponsor: Heath Sessions House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 1/24/2024
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes Property Taxes
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H 5017 Allows a county or municipality to impose an impact fee through passage of an ordinanceSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a county or municipality to impose an impact fee through passage of an ordinance. The bill also requires a municipality to file notice with the county before first reading of a proposed annexation.
Sponsor: Christopher Wooten House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Kilmartin Status Date: 2/7/2024
Keywords: Economic Development
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H 5066 Provides an affordable option for liquor liability insurance to any person or business02.27.2024 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.27.2024 The House Judiciary Liquor Liability Ad Hoc Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes all of the language in the bill and replaces it with language that allows reductions in the amount of liability coverage required if businesses comply with risk mitigation measures. The bill also includes language that reduces to $500,000 coverage needed by nonprofits or special events and it funds a state trust fund to help reduce premiums.02.15.2024 The House Judiciary Liquor Liability Ad Hoc Committee met and took testimony on the bill but did not take any action. Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides an affordable option for liquor liability insurance to any person or business that is required to maintain a policy.
Sponsor: Jason Elliott House Com: Judy Senate Com: BI
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/2/2024
Keywords: General Governance
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H 5100 Makes appropriations and provides revenues to meet the ordinary expenses of state government beginning July 1, 2024Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes appropriations and provides revenues to meet the ordinary expenses of state government beginning July 1, 2024.
Sponsor: Ways and Means House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Conference committee appointed Peeler, Setzler, Bennett Status Date: 5/9/2024
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 5101 Appropriates monies from the Capital Reserve Fund for Fiscal Year 2023-2024Summary of the bill as introduced: Appropriates monies from the Capital Reserve Fund for Fiscal Year 2023-2024.
Sponsor: Ways and Means House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Conference committee appointed Peeler, Setzler, Bennett Status Date: 5/9/2024
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes
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H 5114 Prohibits a third party from contacting the business or another entity that the business contracts with when the business notifies the taxing jurisdictionSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a third party from contacting the business or another entity that the business contracts with when the business notifies the taxing jurisdiction.
Sponsor: William Herbkersman House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 2/15/2024
Keywords: Business License Business Licensing
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S 0001 Creates the offense of fentanyl-induced homicide 04.30.2024 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment tables the subcommittee amendment and adopts an amendment that clarifies that this law does not apply to someone who share drugs and is unaware that the drugs contain fentanyl.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 - Debate adjourned Status Date: 5/8/2024
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2023 Courts Public Safety Senate
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S 0081 Clarifies that a limitation on stress, mental injuries and mental illness for workers' compensation does not apply to a first responder diagnosed with PTSD04.04.2023 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that the limitation on stress, mental injuries and mental illness for workers' compensation does not apply to a first responder diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. This section of the bill does not apply if the first responder is medically diagnosed with PTSD as described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders arising from the event that happened during the course and scope of employment.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: M.Johnson (ch), Sabb, Matthews, Talley, Adams Status Date: 3/30/2023
Keywords: Senate Workers' Comp
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Municipal Association of South Carolina
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Phone: 803.799.9574, Fax: 803.933.1299, mail@masc.sc