Bills Assigned to Keyword - Senate (49)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/30/2024


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 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 0008 Creates Juneteenth as a state holiday on June 19 Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates Juneteenth as a legal state holiday on June 19.
Sponsor: Darrell Jackson House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 2/8/2023
Keywords: General Governance Senate
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S 0030 Enacts the I-95 Corridor Authority ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes 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: Bradley Hutto House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Economic Development Senate
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S 0031 Allows municipalities with less than $500,000 in total revenues to provide a compilation of financial statements03.30.2023 The House Ways and Means Committee adopted an amendment to the bill and adjourned debate to a later date. The amendment changes the Comptroller General to Treasurer and decreases the extension to 90 days.03.28.2023 The House Ways and Means General Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows the Comptroller General to give counties a 180 day extension to submit an audit.02.21.2023 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.14.2023 The Senate Finance Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows municipalities with less than $500,000 in total revenues to provide a compilation of financial statements instead of an independent audit of financial records. 
Sponsor: Bradley Hutto House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 71 Status Date: 6/8/2023
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2023 Finance/Revenue/Taxes 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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S 0050 Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates' court from $7,500 to $15,000Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates' court from $7,500 to $15,000.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 7/27/2023
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0080 Repeals Act 233 of 2018 related to workers' compensation commission hearings so that hearings are held in the districts where the injury occurredSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires Workers' Compensation Commission hearings to be held in the districts where the injuries occurred instead of the cities or counties where the injury occurred.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Senate Workers' Comp
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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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S 0082 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 a limitation on stress, mental injuries and mental illness for workers' compensation does not apply to a first responder diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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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S 0085 Increases the limit on payments of judgements against governmental employees and officials from $1 million to $2 millionSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases the limit under the Tort Claims Act on payments of judgments against governmental employees and officials from $1 million to $2 million. The bill also changes the definition of "occurrence."
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 7/27/2023
Keywords: Legal Senate Tort Reform
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S 0087 Increases the caps under the Tort Claim Act03.26.2024 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.11.2023 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.03.29.2023 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the caps under the Tort Claims Act from $300,000 to $500,000 per person and from $600,000 to $1 million per occurrence.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/30/2024
Keywords: Senate Tort Reform
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S 0091 Extends the deadline for filing an election contest in municipal electionsSummary of the bill as introduced: Extends the deadline for filing an election contest in municipal elections from 48 hours after the election to noon Wednesday following the day of the declaration of the result of the election.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Elections Senate
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S 0103 Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates' court from $7,500 to $15,000Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates' court from $7,500 to $15,000.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0104 Allows a local government to adopt an ordinance restricting use of certain pesticide productsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a local government to adopt an ordinance restricting use of certain pesticide products.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: ANR
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Environment Senate
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S 0109 Enacts the South Carolina Constitutional Carry Act of 202305.09.2023 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes and inserts the House version of the bill. The amendment also amends felony possession penalties to conform to federal law.04.25.2023 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.04.05.2023 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes all of the language in the bill and replaces it with language from H3594, the House version of the bill. Section 16 of the bill was also removed. Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows anyone to carry a handgun, whether concealed or not, without a permit.
Sponsor: Shane Martin House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 5/10/2023
Keywords: Public Safety Senate
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S 0118 Requires a homeowners' association to provide a statement of unpaid assessments to an owner upon requestSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a homeowners' association to provide a statement of unpaid assessments to an owner upon request.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: General Governance Senate
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S 0129 Allows county and municipal prosecutors to conditionally discharge first-time open container offenders Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows county and municipal prosecutors to conditionally discharge first-time open container offenders. The bill also allows expungement of first-time open container offenses.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0156 Prohibits natural gas or electric public utilities from disclosing customer informationSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits natural gas or electric public utilities from disclosing customer information to a third party without the express consent of the customer.
Sponsor: Thomas Young House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Electric Gas Senate Utilities
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S 0157 Enacts the South Carolina Hands-Free and Distracted Driving ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a person who is operating a motor vehicle on any public highway in the state from holding a mobile device, texting from a mobile device or watching anything on a mobile device.
Sponsor: Thomas Young House Com: Senate Com: Tran
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Transportation Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: General Governance Senate
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S 0162 Requires a Class A water or sewer utility to submit an integrated resource plan to the Public Service CommissionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a Class A water or sewer utility to submit an integrated resource plan to the Public Service Commission.
Sponsor: David Climer House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Senate Sewer Water
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S 0168 Prohibits a water or sewer utility from receiving a rate of return due to failure to plan for reasonably foreseeable circumstancesSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a water or sewer utility from receiving a rate of return due to failure to plan for reasonably foreseeable circumstances that results in disruption of service.
Sponsor: David Climer House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Senate Sewer Water
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S 0176 Prohibits a public utility from recovering legal fees paid by the utility for the violation of lawSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a public utility from recovering legal fees from customers that were paid by the utility for the violation of a federal, state, regulation or local statute or ordinance.
Sponsor: David Climer House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Electric Senate Utilities
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S 0196 Requires candidates that vacate office due to a criminal conviction to reimburse the election authority for a special electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires candidates that vacate office due to a criminal conviction to reimburse the appropriate election authority for any election related to filling the vacated seat.
Sponsor: Michael Fanning House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Elections Senate
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