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April 20 Legislative Report

April 20, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Full House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jim Harrison, met on Tuesday.
Favorable report:
S. 271 Retirement Account
H. 4758 Jury Commissioners
H. 4516 Abuse on vulnerable adults
H. 3987 Clerk of Courts to receive information regarding child support information
H. 4766 Benefit Corporation Act

Favorable report as amended:
H. 3274 Ejectment of tenant
S. 391 Absentee ballots

Carried over:
H. 3110 Voting

Adjourned debate:
H. 4109 Wine and beer tastings

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.1243, chaired by Sen. Gerald Malloy, met Tuesday.   
Favorable report as amended:
S.1243 S.C. Probate Code. Franchelle Millender, Roger Jellinik, Catherine Kennedy and Professor Alan Medlin testified on the bill.

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S. 1416, chaired by Sen. Chip Campsen, met Tuesday.
Carried over:
S. 1416 Limited Liability Companies. Professor Martin McWilliams, Tucker Player and Graham Newman testified on the bill.

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S. 485, chaired by Sen. Luke Rankin, met Tuesday.  
Favorable report as amended:
S. 485 Trained police dogs

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The House Full Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Brian White, met Wednesday.
Favorable report:
H. 4484 Classifications for assessment ratios

Favorable report as amended:
H. 3079 Charitable Bingo Advisory Committee
H. 4082 Firefighter and Property Protection
H.4697 Arts Commission Tax Revenue
H. 5049 Property Tax Assessment Values and Appeals
H. 4995 Sales Tax Exemptions

Adjourned debate:
H. 4993 Manufacturing property tax and business personal property tax reductions
H. 4998 Commercial property tax reduction

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on H. 3127, chaired by Sen. Vincent Sheheen, met Wednesday.
Carried over:
H. 3127 Pardons

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on H. 4451, chaired by Sen. Jake Knotts, met Wednesday.
Favorable report as amended:
H.4451 Use of cell phone while driving

Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S. 1317, chaired by Sen. Gerald Malloy, met Thursday.
Carried over:
S. 1317 Drug Court Program Act

Other News
House and Senate introductions are available online. The following are a number of bills of interest that were introduced last week:

S. 1443 Appraisal Management Company Registration Act
S. 1454 TRAC Recommendation Act of 2012
S. 1455 Vehicle tax credit
S. 1464 Work zones
H. 5142 SC taxable income
H. 5143 Grandparent visitation

Questions related to legislation can be directed to Kali Campbell Turner at (803) 799 6653, ext. 170 or kturner@scbar.org. Additional information can be found at http://www.scstatehouse.gov/.
 

*bolding indicates S.C. Bar membership

 

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