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South Carolina Bills

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action
S 455 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "ARMED SERVICES MEMBERS AND SPOUSES PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 27-1-170 SO AS TO PROVIDE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH ACTIVE DUTY UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES MEMBERS' SPOUSES WHO ARE CREDENTIALED IN PROFESSIONS OR OCCUPATIONS IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS AND SUBSEQUENTLY RELOCATE TO THIS STATE UNDER OFFICIAL MILITARY ORDERS MAY CONTINUE TO WORK IN SUCH PROFESSIONS OR OCCUPATIONS IN THIS STATE, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING THESE PROVISIONS, AMONG OTHER THINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-1-630, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES BY STATE REGULATORY BOARDS, SO AS TO MAKE THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH TEMPORARY LICENSES MANDATORY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-1-640, RELATING TO THE DISCRETIONARY ACCEPTANCE OF MILITARY EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE TO SATISFY PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS OF CERTAIN STATE REGULATORY BOARDS, SO AS TO MANDATE THE ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-33-20, AS AMENDED, AND SECTION 40-33-34, AS AMENDED, BOTH RELATING TO CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS, SO AS TO REVISE ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCH CERTIFICATION. - ratified title
Jan 29 2019 Signed By Governor
May 26 2020
S 76 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 48-52-870, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ENERGY EFFICIENT MANUFACTURED HOMES INCENTIVE PROGRAM, SO AS TO EXTEND THE PROGRAM FIVE ADDITIONAL YEARS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2110, RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM SALES TAX, SO AS TO EXTEND A PROVISION RELATED TO ENERGY EFFICIENT MANUFACTURED HOMES, AND TO AMEND ACT 80 OF 2013, RELATING TO THE HIGH GROWTH SMALL BUSINESS JOB CREATION ACT, SO AS TO REAUTHORIZE THE ACT FOR AN ADDITIONAL SIX YEARS. - ratified title
Dec 12 2018 Signed By Governor
May 26 2020
S 601 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-2350, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND RESTRICTIONS ON FOSTER CARE OR ADOPTION PLACEMENTS, SO AS ALSO TO APPLY TO EMPLOYEES OF RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES IN WHICH FOSTER CHILDREN ARE PLACED AND TO ADD BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCH EMPLOYEES. - ratified title
Mar 05 2019 Signed By Governor
May 26 2020
H 3309 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 15 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 23 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION SHALL CREATE AND OPERATE A STATEWIDE SEXUAL ASSAULT KIT TRACKING SYSTEM. - ratified title
Dec 18 2018 Act No. 134
May 19 2020
H 3967 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-13-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE TREATMENT OF FEMALE INMATES, AND TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AUTHORIZATION OF PERIODIC VISITS BETWEEN SUCH INMATES AND THEIR MINOR DEPENDENTS. - ratified title
Feb 13 2019 Act No. 136
May 19 2020
H 3411 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS AND TO PROVIDE REVENUES TO MEET THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2020, IN THE EVENT THAT THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 HAS NOT BEEN ENACTED BY THAT DATE AND TO REGULATE THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS, TO MAKE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 TO COMBAT THE COVID-19 VIRUS, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS CAUSED BY THE COVID-19 VIRUS. - ratified title
Dec 18 2018 Act No. 135
May 19 2020
H 3998 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "WORKFORCE AND SENIOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3795 SO AS TO ALLOW A TAXPAYER ELIGIBLE FOR THE FEDERAL HOUSING TAX CREDIT TO CLAIM A SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSING TAX CREDIT. - ratified title
Feb 19 2019 Act No. 137
May 19 2020
S 635 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-35, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NOTICE OF GENERAL, MUNICIPAL, SPECIAL, AND PRIMARY ELECTIONS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE NOTICE TO STATE THAT THE PROCESS OF EXAMINING THE RETURN-ADDRESSED ENVELOPES CONTAINING THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAY BEGIN AT 9:00 A.M. ON THE CALENDAR DAY IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING ELECTION DAY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-420, RELATING TO THE RECEIPT, TABULATION, AND REPORTING OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROCESS OF EXAMINING THE RETURN-ADDRESSED ENVELOPES THAT HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY THE COUNTY BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS MAY BEGIN AT 9:00 A.M. ON THE CALENDAR DAY IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING ELECTION DAY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-470, RELATING TO ABSENTEE BALLOTS OTHER THAN PAPER BALLOTS, SO AS TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO OBTAIN THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION CERTIFICATION BEFORE USING A NONPAPER-BASED VOTING MACHINE OR VOTING SYSTEM FOR IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING; TO REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO IMPLEMENT A SOFTWARE UPDATE TO ITS ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES TO ALLOW FOR CHALLENGES TO ABSENTEE VOTES CAST USING THE MACHINES IN AN EQUIVALENT MANNER TO CHALLENGES TO ABSENTEE VOTES CAST ON ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES IN THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-330, RELATING TO THE TIME OF APPLICATION FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS AND APPLICATIONS IN PERSON, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS TO KEEP A RECORD OF THE DATE AND METHOD UPON WHICH THE ABSENTEE BALLOT IS RETURNED; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-440, RELATING TO THE LIST OF PERSONS ISSUED AND WHO MAY CAST ABSENTEE BALLOTS, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT THE LIST IS IN ADDITION TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED PURSUANT TO SECTION 7-15-330; BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-825 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION AND EACH COUNTY BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS MUST POST THE REQUIREMENTS TO CHALLENGE A BALLOT IN A CONSPICUOUS LOCATION IN THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICES AND WEBSITES; TO REPEAL CERTAIN SUBSECTIONS OF SECTION 1 OF THE ACT ON DECEMBER 31, 2021; AND TO PROVIDE THAT A QUALIFIED ELECTOR MUST BE PERMITTED TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT IN AN ELECTION IF THE QUALIFIED ELECTOR'S PLACE OF RESIDENCE OR POLLING PLACE IS LOCATED IN AN AREA SUBJECT TO A STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED BY THE GOVERNOR AND THERE ARE FEWER THAN FORTY-SIX DAYS REMAINING UNTIL THE DATE OF THE ELECTION AND PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION EXPIRES ON JULY 1, 2020. - ratified title
Mar 12 2019 Act No. 133
May 14 2020
S 1212 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
A Joint Resolution To Suspend Any Requirement That A School Board Candidate Must Collect Petition Signatures To Run For A School Board Seat Until December 31, 2020.
May 12 2020 Read Third Time And Sent To House
May 14 2020
H 5034 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend Act 340 Of 1967, As Amended, Relating To The Charleston County School District, The Governing Body Thereof, And The Manner In Which Its Members Are Elected, So As To Revise The Areas From Which Board Members Are Elected.
Jan 28 2020 Scrivener's Error Corrected
May 13 2020
S 1222 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
A Concurrent Resolution To Request The Department Of Transportation Name The Portion Of United States Highway 78 In Orangeburg County From Its Intersection With United States Highway 21 In The Town Of Branchville To The Orangeburg/Dorchester County Line "Betty Henderson Highway" And Erect Appropriate Markers Or Signs Along This Portion Of Highway Containing These Words.
May 13 2020 Referred To Committee On Transportation
May 13 2020
S 1071 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 23-9-197 So As To Establish The "Firefighter Cancer Health Care Benefit Plan" To Provide A Supplemental Insurance Policy Upon A Firefighter Being Diagnosed With Cancer And To Set Forth The Benefits Contained In The Policy; And To Amend Sections 38-7-30 And 38-7-35, Relating To The Tax On Fire Insurers And The Expenditure Of The Tax, So As To Fund The Plan.
Feb 04 2020 Read Third Time And Sent To House
May 13 2020
S 753 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend Section 38-7-20, As Amended, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To Insurance Premium Taxes, So As To Transfer One Percent Of The Revenues To The V-Safe Program; And To Transfer Certain Funds To The V-Safe Program.
Apr 10 2019 Read Third Time And Sent To House
May 13 2020
S 1115 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 34-1-150 So As To Provide Requirements For An Applicant Seeking Permission To Organize A Bank; By Adding Section 34-1-160 So As To Provide Conditions That Must Be Met In Order To Authorize The Organization Of A Proposed Bank; By Adding Section 34-1-170 So As To Provide For The Requirements Of The Articles Of Incorporation Of A Proposed Bank; By Adding Section 34-1-180 So As To Provide The Requirements For The Board Of Financial Institutions To Approve A Charter For A Proposed Bank; By Adding Section 34-1-190 So As To Provide That The Board Shall Decide Whether To Uphold Or Overturn Its Approval Or Denial Of An Application; By Adding Section 34-1-200 So As To Provide The Requirements For Issuing A Bank Charter; By Adding Section 34-1-210 So As To Provide That A Remote Service Unit Is Not Considered A Branch Of A Bank; To Amend Section 34-3-350, Relating To The Review Of Reports Of Examinations, So As To Provide That The Commissioner Of Banking Shall Forward A Copy Of The Report To The Chief Executive; To Amend Section 34-3-360, Relating To The Form Of Notice To A Cashier, So As To Replace "State Board Of Bank Control" With "Commissioner Of Banking" And To Replace "Cashier" With "Chief Executive"; To Amend Section 34-3-370, Relating To The Form Of Report To The State Board, So As To Replace "State Board Of Bank Control" With "Commissioner Of Banking" And To Replace "President Or Cashier" With "Chief Executive"; To Amend Section 34-3-380, Relating To Reports Of Condition, So As To Replace "President Or Cashier" With "Chief Executive Or Chief Financial Officer" And To Provide That Two Directors Shall Verify The Report; To Amend Section 34-3-810, Relating To The Conversion Of A National Bank Or Non-South Carolina State Bank Into A South Carolina State Bank, So As To Permit Another State'S Bank To Convert Into A South Carolina State Bank And To Require Board Approval And To Require A National Or Other State Banking Corporation To File An Application Of Conversion; To Amend Section 34-3-820, Relating To The Timing Of The Corporate Existence Of The State Bank, So As To Include References To A Non-South Carolina State Bank Converting To A South Carolina State Bank; To Amend Section 34-3-830, Relating To The Transfer Of Assets To The South Carolina State Bank, So As To Include References To A Non-South Carolina State Bank Converting To A South Carolina State Bank; To Amend Section 34-3-840, Relating To The Directors And Organization Of A National Banking Corporation Or State Banking Corporation, So As To Provide That Unless Otherwise Elected By The Shareholders Of The National Banking Corporation Or State Banking Corporation, The Directors And Officers In Office At The Time Of Its Dissolution Are The Directors And Officers Of The Bank Created; To Amend Section 34-9-10, Relating To The Amount Of Capital Stock To Be Paid In Cash, So As To Provide Payment Of United States Currency And To Delete A Provision That Requires No Authorized But Unissued Capital Stock May Be Issued Without Approval By The Board; To Amend Section 34-9-40, Relating To Minimum Capital Stock Requirements, So As To Provide That A Banking Company Or Corporation Must Have Minimum Capital In The Amount Required By The State Board Of Financial Institutions; To Amend Section 34-11-60, Relating To Fraudulent Checks, So As To Remove The Requirement That A Home Telephone Number Is Necessary To Establish Prima Facie Evidence Against A Defendant; To Amend Section 34-13-140, Relating To The Restrictions On Loan Or Discount On Or Purchase Of A Bank'S Own Stock, So As To Provide An Exception To The Restriction If The Purchase Is Approved By The Board Of Financial Institutions Or If The Banking Association Holds The Outstanding Shares As Treasury Stock; To Amend Section 34-26-350, Relating To The Principal Place Of Business Of A Credit Union, So As To Provide That The Maintenance Of The Facility Must Be Reasonably Necessary To Furnish Service To Its Members Or Potential Members; To Amend Section 34-26-530, Relating To An Application For Membership To A Credit Union, So As To Remove A Requirement For Membership Officers To Approve Applications; To Amend Section 34-26-640, Relating To Board Meetings, So As To Provide That The Board Must Meet At Least Quarterly; To Amend Section 34-26-645, Relating To The Duties Of The Board, So As To Remove The Duty To Establish Titles For Senior Management Positions; To Amend Section 34-26-1220, Relating To The Conversion Of A Credit Union, So As To Provide That The Assets And Liabilities Of The Credit Union Will Vest In And Become The Property Of The Successor Credit Union; To Repeal Chapter 12 Of Title 34 Relating To County And Multi-County Check Clearing Houses; To Repeal Section 34-1-70 Relating To The Approval Of Charters Of Banks, Building And Loan Associations, Savings And Loan Associations, And Savings Banks; To Repeal Section 34-3-60 Relating To Branch Bank Identification; To Repeal Section 34-9-70 Relating To Certain Paid-In Capital Requirements And Exceptions; To Repeal Section 34-9-80 Relating To The Issuance Of Preferred Stock; To Repeal Section 34-11-40 Relating To The Duplicate For Lost Or Destroyed Time Certificate Of Deposits; And To Repeal Section 34-11-50 Relating To The Duplicate For Any Lost Or Destroyed Certificate Of Deposit Or Savings Account Book.
Feb 19 2020 Read Third Time And Sent To House
May 13 2020
S 922 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend The 1976 South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 58-27-1060, So As To Provide When A Person Or Corporation Using An Electric Vehicle Charging Station Is Not An Electric Utility, And To Further Provide That Any Increase In Customer Demand Or Energy Consumption Associated With Transportation Electrification Shall Not Constitute Revenues For An Electrical Utility.
Dec 11 2019 Read Third Time And Sent To House
May 13 2020
S 1048 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend Section 13-1-1030, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To The Members Serving On The Aeronautics Commission, So As To Provide That A Resident Commission Member May Not Serve For More Than Two Consecutive Terms; And To Amend Section 13-1-1050, Relating To The Terms Of The Aeronautics Commission, So As To Make Conforming Changes.
Jan 28 2020 Read Third Time And Sent To House
May 13 2020
S 891 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend Section 61-4-90(A), Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To The Transfer Of Beer Or Wine For Underage Person'S Consumption, So As To Provide That Compliance Testing Must Be Under The Direct Supervision Of A Law Enforcement Agency And The Agency Must Have The Person'S Parental Consent; To Amend Section 61-6-4070(A), Relating To The Transfer To Person Under The Age Of Twenty-One Years, So As To Provide That Compliance Testing Must Be Under The Direct Supervision Of A Law Enforcement Agency And The Agency Must Have The Person'S Parental Consent; To Repeal Section 61-4-100, Relating To Criminal Charges Brought Against Both A Seller And Purchaser; And To Repeal Section 61-6-4085, Relating To Charges Against A Seller And Minor Purchaser.
Dec 11 2019 Read Third Time And Sent To House
May 13 2020
S 993 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 61-4-555, So As To Provide For A Permit Allowing Licensed Wineries, Breweries, And Micro-Distilleries To Sell Their Wine, Beer, And Alcoholic Liquors At Festivals And To Provide Samples Of These Products At Festivals; By Adding Section 61-4-721, So As To Permit Licensed Wineries To Obtain Winery Festival Permits In Accordance With Section 61-4-555; By Adding Section 61-4-970, So As To Permit Licensed Breweries To Obtain Brewery Festival Permits In Accordance With Section 61-4-555; And By Adding Section 61-6-1155, So As To Permit Licensed Micro-Distilleries To Obtain Micro-Distillery Festival Permits In Accordance With Section 61-4-555.
Jan 14 2020 Read Third Time And Sent To House
May 13 2020
S 1167 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
A Joint Resolution To Approve Regulations Of The Public Service Commission, Relating To E-Filing And E-Service, Designated As
Mar 11 2020 Read Third Time And Sent To House
May 13 2020
S 1221 (2019-2020 Regular Session)
A Concurrent Resolution To Request The Department Of Transportation Name The Portion Of South Carolina Highway 210 In Orangeburg County From Its Intersection With Cattle Creek Road To The Bowman Town Limit "Arthur J. Glover Memorial Highway" And Erect Appropriate Markers Or Signs Along This Portion Of Highway Containing These Words.
May 13 2020 Referred To Committee On Transportation
May 13 2020

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