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House Education and Public Works Committee
H3615 - Dylan Paul Mitchell Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act – adjourned debate
Summary of the bill as introduced: Enacts penalties for drivers who fail to yield to a vulnerable road user.
 
Senate Judiciary subcommittee
S173 - Requires a Class 1-LE law enforcement officer to complete continuing education credits in mental health or addictive disorders - favorable report as amended. The 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.
S289 - South Carolina Crime Victim Services Act – favorable report with technical amendments.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Restructures and consolidates victims' services in the state.
 
House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee
H3055 - Stop the School House to Jail House Pipeline Act - favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes the entire bill except the language that creates a Disturbing Schools Study Committee. The amendment 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.
 
House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee
H3653 - Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that declare operations or expansion of manufacturing facilities a nuisance – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that declare operations or expansion of manufacturing facilities a nuisance.
S218 - Prohibits a municipality from establishing, mandating or requiring an employee benefit – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipality from establishing, mandating or requiring an employee benefit. This bill does not limit the authority of municipalities to establish employee benefits in employment relationships.
H3792 - Sets minimum standards for the number of toilets at middle and high school football stadiums - favorable report as amended. The amendment reduces the numbers of sinks and applies current building codes.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Sets minimum standards for the number of toilets and lavatories for men and women at middle and high school football stadiums.
H3649 - Revises criteria for certain exempt buildings and detached single-family or two-family homes – favorable report
Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes changes to the Architects Practice Act to conform with changes made to the Engineers Practice Act in 2016. The changes include the addition of numerous commercial occupancies that must obtain architects' stamps on drawings before construction.