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Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
S 1237 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE 142, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF "UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 2017 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO ALSO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF "UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 2022 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES BY THE DEPARTMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-14970, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN MILITARY SERVICE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF "US SPACE FORCE" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-14940, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO EXEMPT THESE LICENSE PLATES FROM THE REGULAR MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE, AND PROVIDE FOR REFUNDS OF CERTAIN REGISTRATION FEES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-14960, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF MERITORIOUS SERVICE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF "MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-14980, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES SHOWING SUPPORT FOR MILITARY-RELATED PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-14990, RELATING TO SURVIVING SPOUSES OBTAINING CERTAIN SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES ISSUED TO THEIR DECEASED SPOUSES, SO AS TO REVISE THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES SUBJECT TO THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-15000, RELATING TO LICENSE PLATES ISSUED UNDER PREVIOUS AWARD CRITERIA, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; AND TO REPEAL ARTICLE 20, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES ISSUED TO MEMBERS OF FOREIGN CONSULATES. - ratified title
Apr 05 2022 Ratified R 244
May 18 2022
S 533 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF SECTION 14(c) OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT OF 1938 TO PAY SUBMINIMUM WAGES TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS; AND TO ENACT THE "EMPLOYMENT FIRST INITIATIVE ACT", SO AS TO DEFINE TERMS, ENCOURAGE STATE AGENCIES AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO ENCOURAGE COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA EMPLOYMENT FIRST OVERSIGHT COMMISSION, AND TO OUTLINE ITS DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS. - ratified title
Feb 09 2021 Ratified R 237
May 18 2022
S 1011 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA PARKINSON'S DISEASE RESEARCH COLLECTION ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-3240 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION OF DATA ON THE INCIDENCE OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE BY THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO ALLOW FOR DIAGNOSED PATIENTS TO PARTICIPATE VOLUNTARILY IN DATA COLLECTION; TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF A PARKINSON'S DISEASE ADVISORY BOARD AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE BOARD'S ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES; TO DEFINE TERMS; TO ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO CONFIDENTIALITY AND DISSEMINATION OF COLLECTED INFORMATION AND RECORD KEEPING; TO REQUIRE REPORTING OF DATA BY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES AND PROVIDERS; TO ALLOW THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS TO FURTHER THE PROGRAM; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; AND BY ADDING SECTION 44-130-75 SO AS TO ALLOW FOR DISTRIBUTION OF OPIOID ANTIDOTES BY HOSPITALS. - ratified title
Jan 25 2022 Ratified R 239
May 18 2022
S 1025 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-63-80, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CERTIFIED COPIES OF BIRTH CERTIFICATES, SO AS TO EXPAND THE DEFINITION OF LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE AND TO ALTER THE PROCESS FOR OBTAINING BIRTH CERTIFICATES. - ratified title
Jan 27 2022 Ratified R 240
May 18 2022
S 1103 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-3-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL PROVIDE CERTAIN FINGERPRINT AND DNA IDENTIFICATION KITS TO ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND OPEN-ENROLLMENT CHARTER SCHOOLS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE KITS AT THE REQUEST OF THE PARENT OR LEGAL CUSTODIAN OF ANY STUDENT OF SUCH SCHOOLS IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF SUCH KITS BY PARENTS TO ASSIST LAW ENFORCEMENT IN LOCATING AND RETURNING MISSING OR TRAFFICKED CHILDREN, AND TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT EXPEND FUNDS TO PROCURE THE KITS UNLESS EXPRESSLY APPROPRIATED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. - ratified title
Mar 01 2022 Signed By Governor
May 16 2022
S 222 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-2320, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE KINSHIP FOSTER CARE PROGRAM, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FICTIVE KIN ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE FOSTER PARENTS UNDER THE KINSHIP FOSTER CARE PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE THAT RELATIVES AND FICTIVE KIN MAY FOSTER A CHILD BEFORE BEING LICENSED AS A KINSHIP FOSTER CARE PROVIDER UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS. - ratified title
Dec 09 2020 Signed By Governor
May 16 2022
S 969 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-325 SO AS TO PROVIDE EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL SHALL DISPLAY DEPICTIONS OF THE RESPECTIVE FLAGS AND MOTTOS OF THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTH CAROLINA BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2023, TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS THAT RECEIVE ANY PUBLIC FUNDING; BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-465 SO AS TO PROVIDE PUBLIC SCHOOL PRINCIPALS SHALL ALLOW YOUTH PATRIOTIC SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVES TO ADDRESS STUDENTS ON CERTAIN TOPICS DURING PATRIOT DAY, CONSTITUTION DAY, OR PATRIOTISM WEEK EVENTS, TO PROVIDE RELATED IMPLEMENTATION PROVISIONS, AND TO DEFINE RELATED TERMS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 53-3-150, RELATING TO PATRIOTISM WEEK OBSERVATIONS, SO AS TO MAKE SUCH OBSERVATIONS MANDATORY IN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND TO INCLUDE MANDATORY OBSERVATIONS FOR PATRIOT DAY AND CONSTITUTION DAY, AMONG OTHER THINGS. - ratified title
Jan 12 2022 Signed By Governor
May 16 2022
S 227 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTICE ACT"; TO AMEND CHAPTER 30 OF TITLE 40 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTICE, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE TO REGULATE THE PRACTICE OF MASSAGE THERAPY, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION SHALL PUBLISH A ROSTER OF LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPISTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS, TO PROVIDE FOR LICENSURE FEES, TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT FOR AN ANNUAL REPORT ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTICE ACT BY THE DEPARTMENT, TO PROVIDE FOR EXEMPTIONS TO THE MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTICE ACT, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TEMPORARY PRACTICE OF MASSAGE THERAPY, TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON MAY PRACTICE OR OFFER TO PRACTICE MASSAGE THERAPY WITHOUT A LICENSE, TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON OR ENTITY MAY OPEN, OPERATE, MAINTAIN, USE, OR ADVERTISE AS A MASSAGE THERAPY ESTABLISHMENT OR A SOLE PRACTITIONER ESTABLISHMENT WITHOUT OBTAINING A LICENSE, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES, TO CLARIFY LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASSAGE THERAPIST LICENSE, TO PROVIDE LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASSAGE THERAPY ESTABLISHMENT OR SOLE PRACTITIONER ESTABLISHMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD MAY GRANT A LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT TO A MASSAGE THERAPIST WHO HOLDS AN ACTIVE MASSAGE THERAPIST LICENSE AND IS IN GOOD STANDING IN ANOTHER STATE, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, OR ANY OTHER UNITED STATES TERRITORY, TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO APPLYING FOR AND OBTAINING A LICENSE, TO PROVIDE FOR PERIODIC INSPECTIONS OF MASSAGE THERAPY ESTABLISHMENTS AND SOLE PRACTITIONER ESTABLISHMENTS, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO LICENSES SHALL BE COMPLETED BIENNIALLY, TO PROVIDE THAT RENEWAL OF LICENSES SHALL BE COMPLETED IN A MANNER PROVIDED BY THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE THAT CONTINUING EDUCATION REPORTS ARE SUBJECT TO AUDITS, TO CLARIFY CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO LAPSED LICENSES, TO PROVIDE THAT A LICENSEE MAY PROVIDE A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE BOARD TO PLACE A LICENSE IN INACTIVE STATUS, TO PROVIDE THAT A LICENSEE MUST BIENNIALLY RENEW ITS LICENSE TO REMAIN IN INACTIVE STATUS, TO PROVIDE THAT A LICENSE MAY BE REACTIVATED IN A MANNER PROVIDED BY THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE THAT INACTIVE STATUS DOES NOT STAY ANY DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS FOR VIOLATIONS THAT OCCURRED DURING THE COURSE OF AN ACTIVE LICENSE, TO CLARIFY REGULATIONS THAT SHALL BE PROMULGATED BY THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS AND VIOLATIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE PRESIDING OFFICER OF THE BOARD MAY ADMINISTER OATHS, TO PROVIDE FOR APPEALS OF THE BOARD'S DECISIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT SERVICE OF A NOTICE OF AN APPEAL DOES NOT STAY THE BOARD'S OR THE DEPARTMENT'S DECISION PENDING COMPLETION OF THE APPELLATE PROCESS, TO CLARIFY GROUNDS FOR DENYING A LICENSE, TO CLARIFY THE INVESTIGATION PROCESS AND CERTAIN DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT AN INDIVIDUAL OR ESTABLISHMENT THAT VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERS A LICENSE MAY NOT PRACTICE AS A MASSAGE THERAPIST OR OPERATE AS A MASSAGE THERAPY ESTABLISHMENT OR SOLE PRACTITIONER ESTABLISHMENT UNTIL THE BOARD REINSTATES THE LICENSE, TO PROVIDE THAT SERVICE OF NOTICE MAY BE MADE BY LEAVING A COPY OF THE NOTICE WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OR HIS DESIGNEE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE THAT COSTS AND FINES IMPOSED ARE DUE AND PAYABLE AS REQUIRED BY THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE THAT A LICENSEE FOUND IN VIOLATION OF THE MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTICE ACT OR RELATED REGULATIONS MAY BE REQUIRED TO PAY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INVESTIGATION OF HIS CASE, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS. - ratified title
Dec 09 2020 Signed By Governor
May 13 2022
S 11 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-11-150 SO AS TO DEFINE TERMS AND TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN AN ELIGIBLE STATE EMPLOYEE MAY BE ENTITLED TO PAID PARENTAL LEAVE UPON THE BIRTH OF A CHILD OR INITIAL LEGAL PLACEMENT OF A FOSTER CHILD; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-11-155, RELATING TO THE USE OF SICK LEAVE TO CARE FOR AN ADOPTED CHILD, SO AS TO DEFINE TERMS AND TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN AN ELIGIBLE STATE EMPLOYEE MAY BE ENTITLED TO PAID PARENTAL LEAVE UPON THE INITIAL LEGAL PLACEMENT OF A CHILD BY ADOPTION. - ratified title
Dec 09 2020 Signed By Governor
May 13 2022
S 1179 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 40-63-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF SOCIAL WORKERS, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT SOCIAL WORKERS LICENSED IN THIS STATE MAY PROVIDE SERVICES WITHIN THEIR SCOPE OF PRACTICE THROUGH TELEPHONIC, ELECTRONIC, OR OTHER MEANS; BY ADDING SECTION 40-63-35 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE INDEPENDENT CLINICAL PRACTICE SOCIAL WORKERS LICENSED IN OTHER STATES OR JURISDICTIONS TO PROVIDE INDEPENDENT SOCIAL WORK SERVICES BY MEANS OF BEHAVIORAL TELEHEALTH TO CLIENTS LOCATED IN THIS STATE IF REGISTERED IN THIS STATE AND PROVIDING SERVICES WITHIN THEIR SCOPE OF PRACTICE, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED DEFINITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS; AND BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 75, TITLE 40 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS, ADDICTION COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND LICENSED PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL SPECIALISTS SERVICES IN OTHER STATES OR JURISDICTIONS TO PROVIDE THEIR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BY MEANS OF BEHAVIORAL TELEHEALTH TO CLIENTS LOCATED IN THIS STATE IF REGISTERED IN THIS STATE AND PROVIDING SERVICES WITHIN THEIR APPLICABLE SCOPE OF PRACTICE, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED DEFINITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS. - ratified title
Mar 17 2022 Signed By Governor
May 13 2022
S 906 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend Section 43-35-10(3) Of The 1976 Code, Relating To The Definition Of "Exploitation" In The "Omnibus Adult Protection Act", To Amend The Definition Of "Exploitation" To Include The Exercise Of Extreme Undue Influence Over, Coercive Persuasion Of, Or Psychologically Damaging Manipulation Of A Vulnerable Adult; And To Further Amend Section 43-35-10 By Adding A Definition For "Undue Influence".
Dec 06 2021 Debate Adjourned
May 12 2022
S 1087 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, So As To Enact The "Comprehensive Tax Cut Act Of 2022"; To Amend Section 12-6-510, Relating To The Individual Income Tax, So As To Reduce The Top Marginal Rate To 5.7 Percent; To Amend Section 12-6-1171, Relating To The Military Retirement Deduction, So As To Exempt All Military Retirement Income; To Amend Section 12-37-220, As Amended, Relating To Property Tax Exemptions, So As To Increase A Property Tax Exemption For Certain Manufacturing Property; To Appropriate One Billion Dollars From The Contingency Reserve Fund To The Taxpayer Rebate Fund To Provide Rebates To Taxpayers; And To Repeal Section 12-6-515 Relating To An Archaic Individual Income Tax Provision.
Feb 17 2022 Conference Committee Appointed Peeler, Setzler, Alexander
May 12 2022
S 133 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Joint Resolution To Make Application To The Congress Of The United States To Call A Convention For Proposing Amendments Pursuant To Article V Of The United States Constitution Limited To Proposing Amendments That Impose Fiscal Restraints On The Federal Government, Limit The Power And Jurisdiction Of The Federal Government, And Limit The Terms Of Office For Its Officials And For Members Of Congress; To Provide Certain Reservations, Understandings, And Declarations Limiting The Application; And To Provide Certain Selection Criteria For Delegates To A Convention Of The States As Well As Limitations Upon Their Authority.
Dec 09 2020 Conference Committee Appointed Rice, Campsen, Sabb
May 12 2022
S 1328 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Senate Resolution To Congratulate Lexington High School'S Varsity Color Guard, Coaches, And School Officials On An Outstanding Season And To Honor Them For Placing In The Top Twenty Overall In The World At The Color Guard World Championships.
May 11 2022 Introduced And Adopted
May 11 2022
S 531 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Enact The "Save Women'S Sports Act"; To Amend Article 5, Chapter 1, Title 59 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Miscellaneous Educational Provisions, By Adding Section 59-1-500, To Provide That Public And Private Middle School-Level And High School-Level Teams And Sports Must Be Designated Based On Biological Sex, To Provide That Teams Or Sports Designated For Females Must Be Restricted To Students Of The Female Sex, To Provide Certain Protections For Public And Private Schools, And To Provide Certain Relief For Violations.
Feb 09 2021 Recommitted To Committee On Education
May 05 2022
S 1128 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend Chapter 5, Title 52 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Horse Racing, To Enact The South Carolina Equine Advancement Act To Establish A Grant Program To Assist The Growth And Development Of The Equine Industry In South Carolina, To Provide For Pari-Mutuel Wagering On Applications Operated By A Licensed Advanced Deposit Wagering Entity, To Establish South Carolina Equine Commission To Regulate The Industry, To Provide For Membership On The Commission, To Provide For The Powers, Duties, And Obligations Of The Commission, To Provide For License Fees, And To Define Necessary Terms.
Mar 08 2022 Scrivener's Error Corrected
May 04 2022
S 1306 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Concurrent Resolution To Recognize Oliver "Buddy" Pough, Head Football Coach Of South Carolina State University, For His Outstanding Coaching Career And To Congratulate Him For Being Named As A South Carolina State Employee Association Honoree.
May 03 2022 Introduced, Adopted, Returned With Concurrence
May 04 2022
S 1055 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Concurrent Resolution To Request That The Department Of Transportation Name The Intersection Of Gibson Road Where Highway 378 Splits Toward Lake Murray In Lexington County "H.E. 'Bucky' Phillips, Jr. Intersection" And Erect Appropriate Markers Or Signs At This Location Containing This Designation.
Feb 08 2022 Adopted, Returned To Senate With Concurrence
May 04 2022
S 1245 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Concurrent Resolution To Request That The Department Of Transportation Install Appropriate Signs And Markers To Commemorate The Lady Gamecocks Basketball Team Winning The 2022 Ncaa Championship.
Apr 06 2022 Adopted, Returned To Senate With Concurrence
May 04 2022
S 150 (2021-2022 Regular Session)
A Bill To Enact The "South Carolina Compassionate Care Act"; To Amend Chapter 53, Title 44 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Poisons, Drugs, And Other Controlled Substances, By Adding Article 20, To Provide For The Sale Of Medical Cannabis Products And The Conditions Under Which A Sale Can Occur; To Amend Section 12-36-2120(69) Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Exemptions From The South Carolina Sales And Use Tax, To Provide That Cannabis Sold By A Dispensary To A Cardholder Is Exempt From A Certain Sales Tax; To Repeal Article 4, Chapter 53, Title 44 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research; And To Define Necessary Terms.
Dec 09 2020 Bill Ruled Out Of Order
May 04 2022

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