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Senate Finance Committee  
S1087 – Comprehensive Tax Cut Act of 2022 – favorable report as amended. The amendment sets a floor and ceiling amount for the tax rebate. 
Summary of the bill as introduced: Reduces the top marginal income tax rate to 5.7% and increases a property tax exemption for certain manufacturing property. 

Senate Judiciary subcommittee 
S124 – Enacts the SC LEADS Act – carried over 
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Law Enforcement Training Council to establish required standards for all law enforcement agencies, and grants punitive authority to the council to act against a law enforcement agency that does not implement and enforce the standards. 
S1092 – Requires detention and correctional officer candidates to be at least 18 years old – favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the SC Department of Juvenile Justice. 
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires detention and correctional officer candidates to be at least 18 years old. 

House Labor, Commerce Committee 
H5036 – Extends current law to include buildings unfit for both habitation and occupation – favorable report as amended. The amendment allows for the collection of demolition liens over five years or through the property tax process. 
Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends current law to include buildings unfit for both habitation and occupation in counties and adds a cause for police powers to be used regarding rubbish. 

House Education and Public Works Committee 
H4799 – Prohibits state and political subdivisions from affirming, adopting, adhering to or instructing any tenets of Critical Race Theory – carried over 
Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits state and political subdivisions from affirming, adopting, adhering to or instructing any tenets of Critical Race Theory. 

House Judiciary Committee 
H4321 – Makes the filing of a notice form of action against a third party in a workers' compensation claim permissive – favorable report 
Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes the filing of a notice form of action against a third party in a workers' compensation claim permissive. 

House Judiciary Family and Probates Laws subcommittee 
H3926 – Establishes the Heirs' Property Study Committee – adjourned debate 
Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a study committee to examine the current and prospective methods to address heirs' property issues in the state. 

House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee 
H3108 – Increases the amount of the homestead property tax exemption – adjourned debate 
Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the amount of the homestead property tax exemption from the first $50,000 to the first $75,000 of the fair market value of the homestead. 

House Ways and Means General Government subcommittee 
H4918 – Increases the earnings amount for retirees returning to work under the SC Police Officers Retirement System – favorable report as amended. The amendment adds a 12-month required break in service before returning to work for an SC Retirement System employer and includes language for the Police Officers Retirement Systems that allows officers to return to work after retirement in a critical need law enforcement position.   
Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the earnings amount for retirees returning to work under the SC Police Officers Retirement System from $10,000 to $50,000. 

H4921 – Removes the $10,000 earnings cap for retirees in the SC Police Officers Retirement System – favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes all of the language in the existing bill and replaces it with language that prohibits an employer from misclassifying the status of an employee in an attempt to avoid contribution requirements. 
Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes the $10,000 earnings cap for return-to-work retirees in the SC Police Officers Retirement System.