Legislation Assigned to the Senate MA Committee (7)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/16/2021


H 3681 Prohibits political subdivisions from enacting ordinances that relate to vaping04.06.2021 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment affirms that cities may continue to apply zoning and business license requirements on tobacco and vaping businesses.03.10.2021 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment preserves zoning ordinances of tobacco-related businesses passed prior to 12.31.20.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits political subdivisions from enacting ordinances that pertain to the ingredients, flavors or licensing of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, e-liquid, vapor, tobacco products or alternative nicotine products.
Sponsor: Gary Simrill House Com: Judy Senate Com: MA
Status: Senate - Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs Status Date: 4/22/2021
Keywords: General Governance
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S 0177 Prohibits an employer from taking adverse action against an employee who chooses not to get the COVID-19 vaccine03.31.2021 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that state employers can't fire employees for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine unless they work with vulnerable populations. The amendment also states that nothing prohibits employers from providing incentives for getting vaccinated.03.04.2021 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee carried this bill over.03.03.2021 A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is written and available, it will be posted.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits an employer from taking adverse employment action against an employee who chooses not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Sponsor: Thomas Corbin House Com: MMPMA Senate Com: MA
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Status Date: 4/13/2021
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Senate
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S 0219 Requires SC DHEC to establish maximum containment levels for certain pollutants in public water systemsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control to establish maximum containment levels for certain pollutants in public water systems. 
Sponsor: Thomas McElveen House Com: Senate Com: MA
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Senate Utilities Water
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S 0445 Requires individuals to wear a face covering in public Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires individuals to wear a face covering in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Sponsor: Kevin Johnson House Com: Senate Com: MA
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: General Governance
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S 0498 Prohibits local governments from enacting laws that restrict vapingSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits political subdivisions from enacting ordinances that pertain to the ingredients, flavors or licensing of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, e-liquid, vapor, tobacco products or alternative nicotine products.
Sponsor: Lawrence Grooms House Com: Senate Com: MA
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs Status Date: 1/28/2021
Keywords: General Governance
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S 0506 Preempts local governments from prohibiting or regulating home-based food production operations and sales02.25.2021 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment includes language that allows local governments to enact ordinances to regulate home food production.02.17.2021 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Summary of the bill as introduced: Preempts local governments from prohibiting or regulating home-based food production operations and sales. 
Sponsor: Joshua Kimbrell House Com: MMPMA Senate Com: MA
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Status Date: 3/11/2021
Keywords: General Governance
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S 0525 Defines terms related to advanced recycling and advanced recycling facilities 04.27.2021 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.18.2021 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The committee adopted an additional amendment that allows DHEC to investigate applicants and their compliance history.02.11.2021 A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment creates a facilities inspection process through DHEC and makes few technical changes.Summary of the bill as introduced: Defines terms related to advanced recycling and advanced recycling facilities. 
Sponsor: Michael Gambrell House Com: ANREA Senate Com: MA
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 5/18/2021
Keywords: Environment
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