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Senate Finance Property Tax subcommittee
H3867 - Exempts all property devoted to housing low income residents from property taxes - favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes technical changes.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts all property devoted to housing low income residents from property taxes if the property is owned by an instrumentality of a nonprofit housing corporation.

Senate Judiciary Committee
S148 - Revises the method of setting base salaries for magistrates - favorable report as amended. The amendment phases in an increase in filing fees across all county courts to pay for increases in salaries. The amendment also indexes mandatory contributions with excess funds being returned to donor counties.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises the method of setting base salaries for magistrates and provides additional supplements to full-time chief and assistant chief magistrates.
S324 - Allows retired and active judges and clerks of court to carry a concealed weapon - favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is written, it will be available in the Association's tracking system.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows retired and active judges and clerks of court to carry a concealed weapon.
S109 - Prohibits the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle near a state or federal military installation - favorable report as amended. The amendment ties state law violations to federal law (FAA guidelines) and creates a state law violation to which state or local law enforcement can respond.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle within a certain distance of a state or federal military installation.

House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee
H3929 - Changes certain exceptions to local ordinances related to certain agricultural animal facilities – adjourned debate
Summary of the bill as introduced: Considers agricultural operations compliant with local laws and ordinances if the operation or facility is compliant with state law or regulations.

Senate Judiciary subcommittee
S449 - SC Constitutional Carry Act of 2017 – carried over
Summary of the bill as introduced: Affirms that it is legal to carry a handgun in this state with location exceptions where firearms are prohibited.

Senate Judiciary subcommittee
S346 - S.C. Inclusionary Zoning Act - favorable report as amended. The amendment requires the local government using inclusionary zoning to file restrictive covenants assuring that the dwellings will remain affordable and reducing the maximum percentage of required affordable housing from 30 percent to 25 percent.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes counties and municipalities to use inclusionary zoning strategies to increase the availability of affordable housing.

Senate Judiciary subcommittee
H3879 - Increases the maximum payable amount for burial expenses under workers' compensation laws – favorable report as amended. The amendment increases the amount from $10,000 to $12,000.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the maximum payable amount for burial expenses under workers' compensation laws for accidental death to $7500. 
H3441 - Requires employers' representatives to make workers' compensation payments through check or direct deposit – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires employers' representatives to make workers' compensation payments through check or direct deposit.

House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee
S173 - Requires a Class 1-LE law enforcement officer to complete continuing education credits in mental health or addictive disorders – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a Class 1-LE law enforcement officer to complete continuing law enforcement education credits in mental health or addictive disorders.
H3818 - Allows a law enforcement officer to seize evidence and detain people in circumstances related to a drug overdose – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a law enforcement officer to seize evidence and detain people in circumstances related to a drug overdose and provides civil and criminal immunity for law enforcement officers related to the arrest of a person who later is determined to qualify for limited immunity.

House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee
S61 - Allows employees and retirees and their dependents of any political subdivision of the state to participate in the state health plan – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows employees and retirees and their dependents of any political subdivision of the state to participate in the state health plan.
S78 - Requires state guard members to be entitled to military leave without loss of pay while attending training – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires state guard members to be entitled to military leave without loss of pay, seniority or efficiency rating while attending state guard encampment, training or ordered to active duty.
H3310 - Prohibits charging a penalty, fine or other additional cost for late local hospitality tax payments – adjourned debate
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits charging a penalty, fine or other additional cost for local hospitality tax payments received within seven days of the due date that in the aggregate exceeds five percent of the delinquent tax.

House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee
S214 - Requires retailers to pay sales tax if an agreement is made to refer customers through the internet – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires retailers to collect and remit a sales tax if an agreement is made with a resident of this state to refer customers through the Internet or otherwise for a commission.