South Carolina Bills

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H 3260 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Joint Resolution Proposing An Amendment To Section 7, Article Iii Of The Constitution Of South Carolina, 1895, Relating To The Qualifications Of Senators And Members Of The House Of Representatives, So As To Authorize The General Assembly To Enact Term Limitations For Its Members By Law.
Dec 09 2020 Member(S) Request Name Added As Sponsor: Jones
Jan 26 2021
H 3105 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 33 TO TITLE 1 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE EXERCISE OF RELIGION DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY, TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO PROVIDE THAT RELIGIOUS SERVICES ARE DEEMED AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY THAT MUST BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE OPERATING, TO ALLOW A RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION TO ASSERT A VIOLATION OF THESE PROVISIONS AS A CLAIM OR DEFENSE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS CHAPTER APPLIES TO ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND ORDINANCES REGARDLESS OF WHEN ADOPTED OR IMPLEMENTED. - ratified title
Dec 09 2020 Act No. 141
May 02 2022
H 3249 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend Section 10-1-165, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To The Protection Of Certain Monuments And Memorials, So As To Expand The Type Of Monuments That May Not Be Relocated, Removed, Or Disturbed, To Withhold All Disbursements From The Local Government Fund For Any County Or Municipality That Violates This Section, And To Provide That Any Member Of A Local Governing Body Who Votes In Favor Of Any Action That Violates This Section Is Guilty Of Misconduct In Office.
Dec 09 2020 Member(S) Request Name Added As Sponsor: Mcgarry
Apr 08 2021
H 3388 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 12-6-525 So As To Allow Married Taxpayers That File A Joint Federal Return To Calculate Their Amount Of South Carolina Income Tax Owed For The Tax Year As Though Each Taxpayer Filed A Return As A Single Taxpayer If The Taxpayers' Cumulative Tax Owed Would Be Less Than The Amount They Would Owe Had They Filed A Joint Return.
Dec 09 2020 Member(S) Request Name Added As Sponsor: Haddon
Feb 02 2021
H 3017 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-104-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY FOR PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIPS, SO AS TO INCLUDE TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES AMONG INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING WHOSE STUDENTS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-149-60, RELATING TO THE DURATION OF LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS, SO AS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS MAY NOT RECEIVE LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MORE THAN SIX SEMESTERS FOR THREE-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMS. - ratified title
Dec 09 2020 Act No. 36
May 13 2021
H 3064 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 59-1-325 So As To Authorize The State Board Of Education To Make Rules And Regulations To Require The Display Of The Official Mottos Of The United States Of America And South Carolina.
Dec 09 2020 Member(S) Request Name Added As Sponsor: Huggins
Mar 09 2021
H 3016 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, To Enact The "South Carolina Data Privacy Act" By Adding Article 3 To Chapter 13, Title 17 So As To Provide For A Citation, To Define Necessary Terms, To Provide That A Search Warrant Must Be Issued Before Certain Electronic Data May Be Seized By A Law Enforcement Agency, To Require The Law Enforcement Agency To Notify The Owner Of The Electronic Device, Data, Or Information Specified In The Search Warrant, To Prohibit A Law Enforcement Agency From Collecting Certain Information From A Third-Party Without A Search Warrant, To Prohibit The Use Of Information Obtained In Violation Of The Provisions Of Article 3, And To Provide For Certain Exceptions; And To Designate Sections 17-13-10 Through 17-13-170 Of Chapter 13, Title 17 As Article 1, Entitled "General Provisions".
Dec 09 2020 Member(S) Request Name Added As Sponsor: J.L.Johnson
Jan 14 2021
H 3039 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, So As To Enact The "South Carolina Constitutional Carry Act Of 2021"; To Amend Section 10-11-320, Relating To Carrying Or Discharging Of A Firearm, So As To Delete The Term "Concealable Weapons Permit" And Replace It With The Term "Firearm"; To Amend Section 16-23-20, Relating To The Unlawful Carrying Of A Handgun, So As To Delete References To A Concealed Weapons Permit Issued To A Person, To Revise The Provision That Allows A Handgun To Be Carried By A Person In A Vehicle, And To Provide That A Person Who Is Not Prohibited From Possessing Firearms Under State Law May Carry A Handgun Under Certain Circumstances; To Amend Sections 16-23-420 And 16-23-430, Both Relating To The Possession Of A Firearm On School Property, So As To Delete References To Concealed Weapon Permits, To Delete The Term "Weapon" And Replace It With The Term "Firearm", And To Provide That Both Sections Do Not Apply To A Person Who Lawfully Is Carrying A Weapon Secured In A Motor Vehicle; To Amend Section 16-23-460, Relating To Carrying Concealed Weapons, So As To Delete A Reference To Article 4, Chapter 31, Title 23, To Provide That This Section Does Not Apply To A Person Lawfully Carrying A Concealable Weapon, And To Provide That This Section Does Not Apply To Handguns; To Amend Section 51-3-145, Relating To Certain Acts That Are Unlawful In A State Park, So As To Make Technical Changes; To Amend Section 23-31-210, Relating To Certain Terms And Their Definitions Relating To The Issuance Of Concealable Weapon Permits, So As To Revise The Definition Of The Term "Concealable Weapon"; To Amend Section 16-23-465, Relating To Penalties For Unlawfully Carrying A Firearm Onto The Premises Of A Business Selling Alcoholic Liquor, Beer, Or Wine For Consumption On The Premises, So As To Delete A Reference To A Person Carrying A Concealable Weapon Pursuant To Article 4, Chapter 31, Title 23, And To Provide That This Section Does Not Apply To A Person Lawfully Carrying A Concealable Weapon Who Does Not Consume Alcoholic Liquor, Beer, Or Wine While Carrying A Weapon On The Business Premises; To Amend Section 23-31-215, Relating To The Issuance Of A Concealed Weapon Permit, So As To Delete The Provision That Requires A Permit Holder To Possess His Permit Identification When Carrying A Concealable Weapon, The Provision That Requires A Permit Holder To Inform A Law Enforcement Officer That He Is A Permit Holder And Present The Permit To The Officer Under Certain Circumstances, And The Penalty Associated With This Provision, To Provide An Exception To The Provision That Prohibits The Carrying Of A Concealable Weapon Onto Certain Premises, To Delete The Provision That Provides For The Revocation Of A Person'S Permit When He Violates Certain Provisions Contained In This Section, To Provide That Valid Out-Of-State Permits To Carry Concealable Weapons By A Resident Of Another State Must Be Honored By The State, To Revise The Provision That Allows Certain Persons To Carry A Concealable Weapon Without A Permit, And To Delete The Term "Reciprocal State" And Replace It With The Term "Another State"; To Amend Sections 23-31-220 And 23-31-225, Both Relating To A Property Owner'S Right To Allow A Holder Of A Concealed Weapons Permit To Carry A Weapon Onto His Property, So As To Make Technical Changes, To Provide That This Provision Regulates Both Persons Who Possess And Do Not Possess A Concealable Weapons Permit, To Delete The Provision That Requires The Revocation Of A Permit For A Violation Of Certain Provisions Of Law, And To Delete A Reference To The Provision That Provides For The Issuance Of Concealed Weapon Permits; And To Amend Section 23-31-240, Relating To Persons Who Are Allowed To Carry A Concealed Weapon While On Duty, So As To Delete The Provision That Requires These Persons To Possess A Concealed Weapon Permit.
Dec 09 2020 Member(S) Request Name Added As Sponsor: May, Dabney
Jan 14 2021
H 3134 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Sections 9-1-1220 And 9-11-240 So As To Provide That If A Participating Employer In The South Carolina Retirement System Or The Police Officers Retirement System, Respectively, Engages A Certain Member Of The System To Perform Services, Then The Participant Employer Shall Pay To The System The Employer Contribution That Would Be Required If The Member Received The Compensation As An Active Contributing Member Of The System; And To Amend Sections 9-1-1790 And 9-11-90, Relating To Retirement Benefits After Returning To Covered Employment Under The South Carolina Retirement System And The Police Officers Retirement System, Respectively, So As To Remove The Ten Thousand Dollar Earnings Limitation On An Employee Returning To Employment Who Has Not Been Engaged To Perform Services For A Participating Employer In The System Or Any Other System For At Least Twelve Consecutive Months Subsequent To Retirement.
Dec 09 2020 Member(S) Request Name Added As Sponsor: Thayer, White
Feb 16 2022
H 3357 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 11-5-285 So As To Require The State Treasurer To Withhold All Disbursements From The Local Government Fund For Any County Or Municipality That Removes The Monument Or Memorial Of An Historical Figure.
Dec 09 2020 Referred To Committee On Ways And Means
Jan 12 2021
H 3307 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend Section 27-40-800, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To The Appeal Of A Judgment For Ejection, So As To Require A Tenant To Pay The Landlord All Rent Allegedly Owed Prior To The Action For Possession And To Update A Reference.
Dec 09 2020 Referred To Committee On Labor, Commerce And Industry
Jan 12 2021
H 3346 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 11-11-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATUTORY GENERAL RESERVE FUND, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL RESERVE FUND OF FIVE PERCENT OF GENERAL FUND REVENUE OF THE LATEST COMPLETED FISCAL YEAR MUST BE INCREASED EACH YEAR BY ONE-HALF OF ONE PERCENT OF GENERAL FUND REVENUE OF THE LATEST COMPLETED FISCAL YEAR UNTIL IT EQUALS SEVEN PERCENT OF SUCH REVENUES; TO AMEND SECTION 11-11-320, RELATING TO THE STATUTORY CAPITAL RESERVE FUND OF TWO PERCENT OF GENERAL FUND REVENUE OF THE LATEST COMPLETED FISCAL YEAR, SO AS TO INCREASE IT TO THREE PERCENT OF GENERAL FUND REVENUE OF THE LATEST COMPLETED FISCAL YEAR AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE FIRST USE OF THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND MUST BE TO OFFSET MIDYEAR BUDGET REDUCTIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-325 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND BE REDUCED BEFORE MIDYEAR BUDGET REDUCTIONS ARE MADE; TO AMEND SECTION 11-9-1140, RELATING TO THE REDUCTION OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ABOVE PROVISIONS TAKE EFFECT UPON RATIFICATION OF AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 36, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE PROVIDING FOR THE ABOVE. - ratified title
Dec 09 2020 Act No. 238
Jun 28 2022
H 3030 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend Section 17-5-130, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To County Coroner Qualifications, So As To Revise Forensics Training Requirements.
Dec 09 2020 Referred To Committee On Judiciary
Jan 12 2021
H 3161 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend Sections 44-7-110, 44-7-120, 44-7-130, 44-7-140, 44-7-150, And 44-7-320, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, All Relating To The Regulation Of Health Care Facilities In The State, So As To Eliminate References To Certificate Of Need Requirements; To Repeal Sections 44-7-160, 44-7-170, 44-7-180, 44-7-190, 44-7-200, 44-7-210, 44-7-220, 44-7-225, 44-7-230, And 44-7-240 All Relating To The Certificate Of Need Program; To Rename Article 3, Chapter 7, Title 44 As "State Health Facility Licensure Act"; And For Other Purposes.
Dec 09 2020 Member(S) Request Name Removed As Sponsor: Felder
Jan 11 2022
H 3287 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend Section 23-31-240, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To Persons Allowed To Carry A Concealable Weapon While On Duty, So As To Include Clerks Of Court In The Purview Of The Statute.
Dec 09 2020 Member(S) Request Name Added As Sponsor: Bennett
Jan 14 2021
H 3224 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend Sections 16-15-90 And 16-15-100, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To Prostitution, So As To Add Prohibited Conduct And To Increase The Penalties For, Among Other Prohibitions, Solicitation Of Prostitution, Establishing Or Keeping A Brothel Or House Of Prostitution, Or Causing Or Inducing Another To Participate In Prostitution; To Establish The Affirmative Defense Of Being A Victim Of Human Trafficking For Certain Defendants, To Increase Certain Penalties When The Prostitute Has A Mental Disability, And For Other Purposes; And To Repeal Section 16-15-110 Relating To Prostitution.
Dec 09 2020 Member(S) Request Name Added As Sponsor: Tedder, Jones, Bennett, Stringer, T.Moore, Willis, Robinson, Trantham, Oremus, Martin, White, Haddon, Morgan, W.Cox, Davis, Wetmore, Crawford, K.O.Johnson, Wheeler, M.M.Smith, Jefferson, R.Williams, Thigpen, Rivers, Yow, Gilliam, Brawley, Howard, J.L.Johnson, Garvin
Feb 25 2021
H 3031 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend Section 59-63-100, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To Participation In Interscholastic Activities Of Public School Districts By Homeschool Students And Others, So As To Remove The Requirement That Homeschool Students Must Be Homeschooled For A Full Academic Year Before They May Participate In Such Interscholastic Activities; And To Make These Provisions Effective July 1, 2021.
Dec 09 2020 Referred To Committee On Education And Public Works
Jan 12 2021
H 3264 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-9-70, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIRED NOTICES OF COUNTY CONVENTIONS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A COUNTY COMMITTEE PUBLISH CERTAIN NOTICES REGARDING COUNTY CONVENTIONS IN A NEWSPAPER HAVING GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE COUNTY. - ratified title
Dec 09 2020 Act No. 10
Apr 15 2021
H 3431 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend Section 22-3-10, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To The Civil Jurisdiction Of The Magistrates Court, So As To Increase The Civil Jurisdiction From Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars To Fifteen Thousand Dollars.
Dec 09 2020 Member(S) Request Name Added As Sponsor: Caskey
Jan 13 2021
H 3194 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, REVISE THE TERMS AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND TO PROVIDE FOR EX OFFICIO MEMBERS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS; TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-30, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH SUBCOMMITTEES AND TO SELECT A CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER WHO SHALL CAUSE THE AUTHORITY TO EMPLOY ALL NECESSARY EMPLOYEES WITH THE BOARD APPROVING THE COMPENSATION OF ANY SENIOR MANAGEMENT OFFICIAL SELECTED BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, AND TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY COMPENSATION AND SEVERANCE PACKAGES MUST FIRST BE APPROVED BY THE AGENCY HEAD SALARY COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-55, RELATING TO THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "BEST INTERESTS"; TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-56, RELATING TO CONFLICT OF INTEREST TRANSACTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION BY A DIRECTOR CONSTITUTES GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL FROM OFFICE BY THE GOVERNOR; TO AMEND SECTION 1-3-240, RELATING TO REMOVAL OF OFFICERS BY THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE GOVERNOR'S AUTHORITY TO REMOVE DIRECTORS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY; TO ESTABLISH EXPIRATION DATES FOR DIRECTORS SERVING AS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT; BY ADDING SECTION 58-31-240 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE JOINT BOND REVIEW COMMITTEE TO APPROVE, REJECT, OR MODIFY CERTAIN BONDS, NOTES, OR OTHER INDEBTEDNESS PRIOR TO ISSUANCE, AND TO REQUIRE THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE AN ANNUAL REPORT BY SEPTEMBER FIRST OF EACH YEAR REGARDING REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS EXECUTED DURING THE PRECEDING TWELVE MONTHS; BY ADDING SECTION 58-31-250 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE TO COMPEL CERTAIN WRITTEN OR ORAL TESTIMONY FROM THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY; TO AMEND SECTION 58-33-110, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATION OF MAJOR UTILITY FACILITIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE A QUALIFIED CERTIFICATION EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN TRANSMISSION LINES OR FACILITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-430, RELATING TO THE SERVICE AREA TO BE EXCLUSIVELY SERVED BY THE AUTHORITY, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, CLARIFY THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY'S RIGHT TO ENTER INTO CERTAIN AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER ELECTRIC SUPPLIERS CONCERNING SERVICE AREAS AND CORRIDOR RIGHTS; BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 31, TITLE 58 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A RETAIL RATES PROCESS; BY ADDING SECTION 58-31-225 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF TO MAKE INSPECTIONS, AUDITS, AND EXAMINATIONS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY; BY ADDING SECTION 58-4-51 SO AS TO ENUMERATE CERTAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF REGARDING THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY; TO AMEND SECTION 58-4-55, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PRODUCTION OF RECORDS TO THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF WHEN CONDUCTING INSPECTIONS, AUDITS, AND EXAMINATIONS, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, AUTHORIZE THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN DOCUMENTS OR INFORMATION PROVIDED TO THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF AS CONFIDENTIAL, OR PROPRIETARY, AND EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 58-27-190, 58-27-200, 58-27-210, AND 58-27-220, ALL RELATING TO THE INSPECTION, AUDIT, AND ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY OF THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF, ALL SO AS TO EXPAND THE APPLICABILITY OF THESE SECTIONS' PROVISIONS TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY; TO AMEND SECTION 58-33-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE "UTILITY FACILITY SITING AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT", SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "MAJOR UTILITY FACILITY"; BY ADDING SECTIONS 58-33-180, 58-33-185, AND 58-33-190 ALL SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, IMPOSE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITATIONS ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION, ACQUISITION, AND PURCHASE OF MAJOR UTILITY FACILITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 58-37-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLANS, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, EXPAND THE SECTION'S APPLICABILITY TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY, AND TO IMPOSE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY; BY ADDING SECTION 58-31-227 SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, IMPOSE RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCE PROCUREMENT REQUIREMENTS ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY; TO REQUIRE THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PLAN THAT PROVIDES FOR EMPLOYEE RETENTION, JOB TRAINING, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYEES AND COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY THE RETIREMENT OF CERTAIN COAL STATIONS; AND TO EXTEND THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 11 OF ACT 135 OF 2020. - ratified title
Dec 09 2020 Act No. 90
Jun 22 2021

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