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Senate Judiciary Committee
S131 - Restructures the offenses that involve disturbing schools - carried over
Summary of the bill as introduced: Restructures the offenses and penalties into a delineated list of actions that involve disturbing schools.
S324 - Allows retired and active judges and clerks of court to carry a concealed weapon – carried over
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows retired and active judges and clerks of court to carry a concealed weapon.
S289 - South Carolina Crime Victim Services Act – carried over
Summary of the bill as introduced: Restructures and consolidates victims' services in the state.
S173 - Requires a Class 1-LE law enforcement officer to complete continuing education credits in mental health or addictive disorders – favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The subcommittee amendment strikes all of the bill except the section that requires an officer to receive mental health or addictive disorder training once during a 3 year renewal period. The amendment also expands the training requirement to Class 2 and Class 3 officers.
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.

House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee
H3077 - Adds emergency medical technician to the definition of "eligible owner" for a property tax exemption – adjourned debate
Summary of the bill as introduced: Adds "emergency medical technician" to the definition of eligible owner for a property tax exemption for certain individuals who are permanently and totally disabled.
H3093 - Allows a property to continue to receive the four percent assessment ratio after the owner dies until the estate is closed – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a property to continue to receive the 4 percent assessment ratio after the owner dies until the estate is closed so long as the property is not rented.

House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee
H3842 - Extends the provisions of the S.C. Community Economic Development Act until June 30, 2027 - favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the current one-year $5 million tax credit to a $5 million 3-year phase-in tax credit.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the provisions of the S.C. Community Economic Development Act until June 30, 2027.

House Labor, Commerce and Industry Insurance subcommittee
H3879 - Increases the maximum payable amount for burial expenses under workers' compensation laws - favorable report as amended. The amendment moves the cap from $7500 to $10,000. 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: Increases the maximum payable amount for burial expenses under workers' compensation laws for accidental death to $7500. 

Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee
S323 - Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that declare operations or expansion of manufacturing facilities a nuisance - favorable report as amended. The amendment limits the scope and defines "manufacturing" and "industrial." 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: Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that declare operations or expansion of manufacturing facilities a nuisance.

Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee
S261 - S.C. Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy Act – favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The subcommittee amendment removed all language that would allow bonds.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a governing body to establish a district by ordinance to promote, encourage and facilitate clean energy improvements within its geographic area.

House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee
H3685 - Adjusts the dates of special elections to comply with the S.C. Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Adjusts the dates on which primaries, runoff primaries and special elections must be held to comply with the S.C. Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act.
H3150 - Removes a municipality's authority not to conduct general elections – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes a municipality's authority to declare a winner without conducting a general election where only one candidate registers and no write-in candidates declare candidacy within 14 days of the close of the filing period.

House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee
H3744 - Revises the method of setting a base salary for magistrates and adds a $15 assessment to all civil filings in magistrates' court – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises the method of setting a base salary for magistrates and sets a $15 assessment to all civil filings in magistrates' court.

Senate Finance Constitutional subcommittee
S483 - Directs the treasurer to disburse certain funds to the Town of Nichols for recovery expenses – favorable report as amended. The amendment includes a possible payback provision.
Summary of the bill as introduced:  Directs the treasurer to disburse certain funds to the Town of Nichols for recovery expenses associated with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.