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Senate Judiciary Committee
S289 - South Carolina Crime Victim Services Act – favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes technical changes.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Restructures and consolidates victims' services in the state.
S148 - Revises the method of setting base salaries for magistrates – carried over
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
S131 - Restructures the offenses that involve disturbing schools - favorable report as amended. The amendment requires than an administrator must be brought in when practical before law enforcement is contacted to remove a suspended student.
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.

House Ways and Means Committee
H3931 - Requires certain nonprofit organizations that receive more than $100 in public funds to submit a quarterly expenditure report – adjourned debate because of FOIA concerns.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires certain nonprofit organizations that receive more than $100 in public funds to submit a quarterly expenditure report to the awarding jurisdiction. The state agency or jurisdiction awarding the funds would then be required to make the report available to the public pursuant to FOIA.

House Judiciary Committee
H3055 - Stop the School House to Jail House Pipeline Act – favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The subcommittee amendment strikes the entire bill except the language that creates a Disturbing Schools Study Committee. It also changes the report date to March 2018.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates a study committee on juvenile justice that includes disturbing schools policy.
H3685 - Adjusts the dates of special elections held after a vacancy occurs to comply with the S.C. Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act - favorable report as amended. The amendment shortens the filing period from 10 days to 8 days after a vacancy occurs.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Adjusts the dates on which primaries, runoff primaries and special elections must be held after a vacancy occurs 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 Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee
H3599 - S.C. Equal Pay for Equal Work Act – carried over
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits paying wages to employees of one gender at a lesser rate than the rate paid to employees of the opposite sex for comparable work.

Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
S3 - Provisions for Cost of Animal Care Act of 2017 - favorable report as amended. The amendment allows for a request of a trial at the discretion of the court. It also ensures the accused pays for the care up to the trial.
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 Criminal Laws subcommittee
H3290 - Authorizes law enforcement officers to reissue a uniform traffic ticket for another offense incident to a plea negotiation or agreement – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes law enforcement officers to reissue a uniform traffic ticket for another offense incident to a plea negotiation or agreement.