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Senate Finance Special subcommittee
S1228 - Requires the sale, use or titling of a motor vehicle to be credited to the State Highway Fund – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the sale, use or titling of a motor vehicle to be credited to the State Highway Fund.
S1237 - Directs all fees collected by the SC DMV to be credited to the state highway account – favorable report as amended. The amendment prohibits any funds from being used for new interstates. Later in the week, the full Senate Finance Committee combined these two bills into a new bill, S125mi8. This bill redirects certain SC Department of Motor Vehicles fines and fees and sales tax on motor vehicles to the SC Department of Transportation and State Infrastructure Bank to use on prioritized bridge and resurfacing projects approved by the State Infrastructure Bank prior to July 1, 2013.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Directs all fees collected by the SC DMV to be credited to the state highway account of the SC Transportation Infrastructure Bank.

House Ways and Means General Government, Personnel and Benefits subcommittee
H3767 - Prohibits property taxes on real property owned or leased by certain childcare providers – favorable report as amended. The amendment puts public and nonprofit summer day camps and after school programs under similar DSS guidelines as private daycares. Later in the day, the full House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits charging property taxes on real property owned or leased to certain childcare providers.

House Ways and Means Committee
H4762 - Revises the limitation on certain millage rate increases – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises the limitation on millage rate increases for the purchase of capital equipment and other expenditures in a county with a population of less than 100,000 people and has at least 40,000 acres of state or national forest land.
H5077 - Allows a lien to be placed on a Joint Authority Water and Sewer System's property in accordance with the Revenue Bond Act for utilities – favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The subcommittee amendment makes only technical changes.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a lien to be placed on a Joint Authority Water and Sewer System's property in accordance with the Revenue Bond Act for utilities.
H5078 - Requires the Capital Projects Sales Tax Act to terminate on April 30 of an odd or even numbered year – favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the even year to any year.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Capital Projects Sales Tax Act to terminate on April 30 of an odd or even numbered year.
H5007 - Reduces the amortization schedule for retirement system funds from 30 years to 20 years - favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The subcommittee amendment deletes the language regarding the 20 year amortization schedule.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Reduces the amortization schedule for retirement system funds from 30 years to 20 years and provides the assumed rate of return expires every four years unless action is taken by the General Assembly.
H4416 - Exempts certain schools and volunteer fire departments from impact fees – favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The subcommittee amendment adds that impact fee revenue can be spent on building schools.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts certain schools and volunteer fire departments from impact fees.
H5011 - Allows for the renewal of the Local Option Tourism Development fee – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows for the renewal of the Local Option Tourism Development fee.
H4556 - Adds emergency medical technician to the definition of eligible owner for property tax exemptions – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Adds emergency medical technician to the definition of eligible owner for property tax exemptions for certain people who are permanently and totally disabled.
H5009 - Deletes a provision that limits the textiles communities revitalization income tax credit to 50 percent – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Deletes a provision that limits the textiles communities revitalization income tax credit to 50 percent.

House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee
S277 - State Telecom Equity in Funding Act – favorable report as amended. The amendment includes new language detailing the process by which prepaid wireless sellers are required to collect universal service fees from customers in the form of a fixed per-transaction fee. Later in the week, the full House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission over certain providers regarding telephone service for hearing and speech impaired people.
H4661 - Outlines requirements for acceptable piping material for use in certain infrastructure projects - favorable report as amended. The amendment narrows the bill's applicability to construction, rebuild or repair bidding where state funds are used, and requires that the engineering practices and design requirements be determined by an "official engineer of the governmental agency." Later in the week, the full House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines requirements for acceptable piping material for use in certain infrastructure projects.
H5226 - Authorizes a pilot program requiring the Public Service Authority to sell power at market-based prices – adjourned debate
Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes a pilot program that requires the Public Service Authority to sell power to electrolytic processors at market-based prices while protecting the Public Service Authority's other customers from any additional costs.

Senate Judiciary Committee
H3653 - Allows law enforcement agencies to enter into a multijurisdictional task force agreement - favorable report as amended. The amendment restricts political subdivisions from entering into mutual aid agreements for the sole purpose of "speed enforcement."
Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes a law enforcement agency to enter into mutual aid agreements or multi-jurisdictional task force agreements with other law enforcement providers as may be necessary.
H3521 - Prevents a court or other enforcement authority from enforcing foreign law –carried over
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prevents a court or other enforcement authority from enforcing foreign law.

House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee
H5160 - Places all animal shelters that provide veterinary services under the SC LLR – carried over.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Places all animal shelters that provide veterinary services under the SC LLR.

House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee
H4481 - Restructures the offenses involving disturbing a school – adjourned debate
Summary of the bill as introduced: Restructures the offenses involving disturbing a school into a delineated list of actions and the penalties associated with those actions.
H4448 - Fargo and Hyco's Law – adjourned debate
Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the penalties associated with willfully or maliciously torturing, mutilating, injuring, disabling, poisoning or killing a police dog or horse. 

House Judiciary Committee
H4387 - Prohibits a law enforcement agency or department from requiring officers to meet a quota for citations during a period of time – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a law enforcement agency or department from requiring officers to issue a specific amount or meet a quota for the number of citations issued during a period of time.
S338 - Requires residential housing programs for paroled prison inmates to provide notice in the newspaper – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires any public, private or nonprofit entity that is engaged in helping to rehabilitate and reintroduce paroled prison inmates into the community through residential housing to provide notice in a newspaper of general circulation of the address of the residential housing facility.

House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee
S40 - Encourages state agencies to implement a water management program – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Encourages state agencies to implement a water management program for the Savannah River Basin to ensure continuous optimization of water quality and quantity management.

Senate Transportation subcommittee
S946 - Allows a civil citation to be issued for overtaking a school bus – carried over
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a civil citation to be issued to the registered owner of a vehicle that illegally overtakes a school bus if the driver of his vehicle can't be identified by law enforcement officer or a video mounted on the school bus.

House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee
S626 - Exempts 80 percent of the fair market value of property taxes on a renewable energy resource – carried over
Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts 80 percent of the fair market value of a renewable energy resource for 10 years.