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House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee
H3516 - Increases certain fees and taxes to pay for highway and road repair and maintenance – favorable report as amended. The amendment creates an infrastructure maintenance trust fund for repairs and maintenance only. Later in the week, the full House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the motor fuel user fee by 10 cents over five years to pay for highway and road repair and maintenance.
 
Senate Judiciary Committee
S90 - Extends the time period for eligibility exam for magistrates – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the time period for the validity of the examination scores for magistrates to one year before and two years after the time of the appointment.
S118 - Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates' court from $7,500 to $10,000 – favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the mediation requirement.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates' court from $7,500 to $10,000 and requires any case with an amount exceeding $5,000 to be ordered for mandatory mediation.
 
House Education and Public Works Transportation subcommittee
H3247 - Makes several changes to the current law on mopeds – favorable report. Later in the week, the full House Education and Public Works Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Defines a moped as a cycle, which is a motor vehicle, with or without pedals, to permit propulsion by human power, that travels on no more than three wheels in contact with the ground powered by gas, electricity, alternative fuel, or a hybrid combination.
 
House Judiciary Committee
H3352 - Changes certain sections of the current Freedom of Information Act law – favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes a technical change.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the Office of Freedom of Information Act Review within the Administrative Law Court.
H3278 - Prohibits a state, county or municipal detention facility from keeping an inmate from meeting with his attorney – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a state, county or municipal detention facility from keeping an inmate from meeting with his attorney.
 
House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee
H3652 - Requires governmental agencies to consider all piping materials for determining requirements for certain projects – 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: Requires governmental agencies to consider all piping materials for determining requirements for certain projects.

House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee
H3231- Directs the City of Spartanburg to establish the terms, conditions, membership and procedures of the city's civil service commission – no action although it was on the agenda
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.
 
Senate Banking and Insurance Committee
S11 - Expands the S.C. Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program to include flood damage – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Expands the S.C. Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program to include flood damage.

Senate Judiciary subcommittee
S115 - Establishes a mandatory alcohol server training and education program – favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendments are written, they will be posted in the tracking system.
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.
S126 - Establishes mandatory alcohol server education – carried over
Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a mandatory responsible alcohol server education program for persons employed by businesses who are authorized to sell, serve, transfer or dispense beer, wine or alcoholic liquors for consumption on or off premises.
 
House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee
H3333 - Requires the Legislative Audit Council to conduct a management performance audit of the Office of Indigent Defense – favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the language that required the Office of Indigent Defense to pay the Legislative Audit Council for the audit.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Legislative Audit Council to conduct a management performance audit of the Office of Indigent Defense beginning December 2017 and every three years after.