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  1. Introduced Apr 11, 2013
  2. Passed House May 1, 2013
  3. Passed Senate Feb 27, 2014
  4. Signed into Law

H 3945

South Carolina House Bill

A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Article 4 To Chapter 13, Title 8 So As To Establish The South Carolina Commission On Ethics Enforcement And Disclosure, To Provide For Its Powers, Duties, Procedures, And Jurisdiction, And To Provide Penalties For Certain Violations; To Repeal Article 3, Chapter 13, Title 8 Relating To The State Ethics Commission; To Repeal Article 5, Chapter 13, Title 8 Relating To The House Of Representatives And Senate Ethics Committees; To Amend Section 8-13-100, As Amended, Relating To Definitions In Regard To Ethics, Government Accountability, And Campaign Reform, So As To Revise Certain Definitions; To Amend Section 8-13-700, As Amended, Relating To Use Of An Official Position Or Office For Financial Gain, So As To Provide That If A Member Of The General Assembly Determines That He Has A Conflict Of Interest, He Must Comply With Certain Requirements Before Abstaining From All Votes On The Matter, And To Provide For When A Public Official Who Is Required To Recuse Himself From A Matter Must Do So; To Amend Section 8-13-740, As Amended, Relating To Representation Of Another Person By A Public Official Before A Governmental Entity, So As To Further Delineate What Is Considered A Contested Case When Representation By A Member Of The General Assembly Is Permitted; To Amend Section 8-13-745, Relating To Paid Representation Of Clients And Contracting By A Member Of The General Assembly Or An Associate In Particular Situations, So As To Delete A Prohibition Against Certain Contracts With An Entity Funded With General Funds; To Amend Section 8-13-1120, As Amended, Relating To Contents Of Statements Of Economic Interest, So As To Further Provide For These Contents; To Amend Section 8-13-1300, As Amended, Relating To Definitions In Regard To Campaign Practices, So As To Revise Certain Definitions; To Amend Section 8-13-1318, Relating To Acceptance Of Contributions To Retire Campaign Debts, So As To Require Any Such Contributions To Be Used For This Purpose Only; To Amend Section 8-13-1338, Relating To Persons Who May Not Solicit Contributions, So As To Include The Head Of Any State Agency Who Is Selected By The Governor, The General Assembly, Or An Appointed Or Elected Board; To Amend Section 8-13-1340, As Amended, Relating To Restrictions On Contributions By One Candidate To Another Or Through Committees Controlled By A Candidate, So As To Delete An Exception For A Committee Controlled By A Candidate If It Is The Only Such Committee, And To Make Conforming Changes; To Amend Sections 8-13-1510 And 8-13-1520, Both As Amended, Relating To Penalties For Ethical And Other Violations, And By Adding Section 8-13-1530 So As To Further Provide For The Penalties For Violations And For Where Certain Wilful Violations Must Be Tried; And To Repeal Sections 8-13-710 And 8-13-715 Relating To Reporting Of Particular Gifts And Authorized Reimbursements For Speaking Engagements.
Session:
2013-2014 Regular Session
Bill Subjects:
Government Reform
Sponsors (24):

Votes

Actions

Date Chamber  
Jun 5, 2014 House Roll call Yeas-101 Nays-12
Jun 5, 2014 House Conference report received and adopted
May 28, 2014 Senate Conference committee appointed Hayes, Rankin, Hutto
May 28, 2014 House House insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Reps. Delleney, Bannister, Weeks
May 27, 2014 Senate Roll call Ayes-2 Nays-39
May 27, 2014 Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment
May 22, 2014 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments
May 21, 2014 House Roll call Yeas-110 Nays-0
May 21, 2014 House Read second time
May 21, 2014 House Amended
May 21, 2014 House Reconsidered
May 21, 2014 House Roll call Yeas-114 Nays-0
May 21, 2014 House Read second time
May 21, 2014 House Amended
May 14, 2014 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Delleney, Norman, Hixon, Cole, Tallon, Brannon, VS Moss, Robinson-Simpson, Hardee, Hosey, Anderson, Douglas, McEachern, Mitchell, King, McCoy
May 8, 2014 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.J.McLeod
May 7, 2014 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary
Mar 26, 2014 House Committed to Committee on Judiciary
Mar 25, 2014 House Debate adjourned until Wed., 3-26-14
Mar 20, 2014 House Debate adjourned until Tues., 3-25-14
Mar 19, 2014 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 3-20-14
Mar 3, 2014 Other Scrivener's error corrected
Feb 27, 2014 Senate Roll call Ayes-33 Nays-2
Feb 27, 2014 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments
Feb 27, 2014 Senate Amended
Feb 26, 2014 Senate Debate interrupted
Feb 26, 2014 Senate Amended - Related Vote
Feb 20, 2014 Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-3
Feb 20, 2014 Senate Read second time
Feb 20, 2014 Senate Amended - Related Vote
Feb 6, 2014 Senate Debate interrupted
Feb 5, 2014 Senate Debate interrupted
Feb 4, 2014 Senate Debate interrupted
Jan 23, 2014 Senate Debate interrupted
Jan 22, 2014 Senate Debate interrupted
Jun 5, 2013 Senate Debate interrupted
Jun 4, 2013 Senate Debate interrupted
May 30, 2013 Senate Roll call Ayes-31 Nays-14
May 30, 2013 Senate Special order, set for May 30, 2013
May 29, 2013 Senate Roll call Ayes-24 Nays-20
May 29, 2013 Senate Motion For Special Order Failed
May 13, 2013 Senate Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., minority unfavorable Judiciary
May 2, 2013 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Rankin (ch), Hutto, Malloy, Campsen, Massey
May 2, 2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
May 2, 2013 Senate Introduced and read first time
May 1, 2013 House Roll call Yeas-101 Nays-5
May 1, 2013 House Read third time and sent to Senate
Apr 30, 2013 House Roll call Yeas-113 Nays-7
Apr 30, 2013 House Read second time
Apr 30, 2013 House Amended
Apr 30, 2013 House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Allison, Forrester, Burns
Apr 25, 2013 House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: R.L.Brown
Apr 24, 2013 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Delleney, Lucas, Simrill, Ballentine, Norman, Felder, Atwater, Spires, HA Crawford, Robinson-Simpson, Dilliard, Hamilton, Hardwick, Clemmons, Goldfinch, GR Smith, Bedingfield, VS Moss, Loftis, Nanney, Hardee, Owens, Gilliard, Brannon, Ryhal, Burns, DC Moss, Chumly, Toole, Tallon, Allison, Wood, Forrester, Branham, Hosey, Skelton, Hiott, Neal, Douglas, Ridgeway, Newton, Cobb-Hunter, Bernstein, Mitchell, Williams, Jefferson, JE Smith, Hart, Munnerlyn, McEachern, Sandifer, Murphy
Apr 24, 2013 House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Branham, Brannon
Apr 23, 2013 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson
Apr 19, 2013 Other Scrivener's error corrected
Apr 18, 2013 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary
Apr 18, 2013 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Toole, Stringer, Hamilton, Sottile, Barfield, Bingham, Spires, Hardwick, Burns, Brannon, Owens, Hiott, R.L.Brown, Branham, Allison, Forrester, Long, Erickson, Murphy, Horne, Willis, Gagnon, Simrill, Funderburk
Apr 11, 2013 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Apr 11, 2013 House Introduced and read first time

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