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Senate Judiciary Committee
S346 - S.C. Inclusionary Zoning Act – carried over. Before the bill was carried over, the committee passed the subcommittee amendment that 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.
H3879 - Increases the maximum payable amount for burial expenses under workers' compensation laws – favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The subcommittee 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 Constitutional Laws subcommittee
S289 - South Carolina Crime Victim Services Act – favorable report. Later in the week, the full House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment moves all of the victims' programs to the Attorney General's office.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Restructures and consolidates victims' services in the state.

House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee
H3929 - Changes certain exceptions to local ordinances related to certain agricultural animal facilities - favorable report as amended. The amendment changed from two miles to one mile the distance from an animal facility a resident must live in order to appeal the facility's operating permit. Later in the week, the full House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
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.

House Judiciary Committee
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.
H3138 - Allows the S.C. Department of Revenue to accept a single application to issue permits for selling beer and wine at a festival – no action although the bill was on the agenda
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows the S.C. Department of Revenue to issue permits to sell beer and wine at multiple locations on multiple days at a festival on one application.
S114 - Allows manufacturers or producers of alcoholic beverages to donate products to nonprofit organizations – no action although it was on the agenda
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows manufacturers or producers of beer, ale, porter, wine and alcoholic liquors to donate products and furnish representatives to dispense and promote their beverages to qualified nonprofit organizations that intend to sell these products at permitted events to raise money for the organization.

Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Professions and Occupations subcommittee
H3649 - Revises criteria for certain exempt buildings and detached single-family or two-family homes - favorable report as amended. The amendment provides criteria for when architectural or electrical drawings and seals are needed for certain commercial building construction. Later in the week, the full Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises criteria for certain exempt buildings and detached single-family or two-family homes.

House Labor, Commerce and Industry Insurance subcommittee
S315 - Authorizes the Hurricane, Earthquake and Fire Advisory Committee to address the mitigation of property losses due to flood – favorable report. Later in the week, the full House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes the Hurricane, Earthquake and Fire Advisory Committee to address the mitigation of property losses due to flood.

Senate Judiciary subcommittee
H3209 - Changes the eligibility for expungement for certain offenses – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that expungement provisions apply retroactively to certain offenses and allows for the eligibility for expungement of offenses subsequently repealed when the elements of the offense are consistent with existing similar offenses that are eligible for expungement.
H3055 - Stop the School House to Jail House Pipeline Act – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates a study committee on juvenile justice that includes disturbing schools policy.

Senate Judiciary subcommittee
H3231 - Directs the City of Spartanburg to establish the terms, conditions, membership and procedures of the city's civil service commission – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Directs the City of Spartanburg to establish the terms, conditions, membership and procedures of the city's civil service commission for the benefit of the police and fire departments.

House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee
S3 - Provisions for Cost of Animal Care Act of 2017 – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows the custodian of an animal taken into custody because of civil or criminal violations by its owner to petition the court for expenses related to caring for the animal. 

House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee
S115 - Establishes a mandatory alcohol server training and education program – adjourned debate
Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes and provides for the implementation and enforcement of an alcohol server training and education program that requires servers of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption to obtain alcohol server certificates.