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March 7 Legislative Report

March 07, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The Senate Judiciary Committee met Tuesday.
Favorable Report:
Document No. 4399 – Workers’ Compensation Commission – Lump Sum Payment

The Senate Finance Committee met Tuesday.
Favorable Report:
S. 954 – PEBA
S. 1008 – Judicial Retirement System: add ALJs
S. 985 – Fairness in Lodging Act
S. 1033 – Tax Exemptions for Out of State Employees/Employees during Disaster Periods
S. 525 – Clean Energy Bill
*Minority report added by Senator Kevin Bryant

Favorable Report as amended:
S. 511 – Property Held by Family in Irrevocable Trust Still Gets 4%-clarification

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The House Judiciary General Laws Subcommittee met Wednesday.
Favorable Report with Amendment:
H. 4629 – Unlawful Trade Practices. Neil Rashley (S.C. Bankers Association) testified in support of this bill.

The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee met Wednesday.
Favorable Report as amended:
S. 1026 – Contractor Payment Bonds. Charles McDonald (Robinson, McFadden & Moore) testified in support of this bill.
S. 1065 – Limited Licensing of Self-Storage Facilities

Carried over:
S. 886 – Out of State Health Insurance Coverage

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Court Rules met Wednesday.
Favorable Report:
Rule 244 of the S.C. Appellate Court Rules. Dan Shearouse (S.C. Supreme Court) testified in support of this rule.
Rules 11, 77, and 41.2 of the S.C. Rules of Civil Procedure. Jason Bobertz (S.C. Supreme Court) testified in support of these rules.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S. 18 met Thursday.
Carried over with amendments:
S. 18 – Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. Sue Berkowitz (Appleseed Legal Justice Center) testified in support of this bill.

The Education K-12 Subcommittee met Thursday.
Favorable Report:
Doc. 4400 – Accreditation Criteria
Doc. 4401 – Accreditation Standards Filed
Doc. 4406 – Requirements for Certification at the Advanced Level

Favorable Report as amended:
S. 910 – Home School Students

Carried over:
S. 843 - Bullying

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S. 773 and S. 788 met Thursday.
Carried over:
S. 773 – Transparency in Private Attorney Contracts Act
S. 788 – Noneconomic Damages Limit
Rod Jernigan (Jernigan Law Firm) testified in opposition to these bills.

House and Senate introductions are available online.

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/.

 

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