Bills We're Watching

 

Education and Workforce Development 

H.3759 (Lucas) - Omnibus Education Reform Bill (House version)

  • Chamber supports
  • Passed the House; assigned to the Senate Education Committee

S.419 (Hembree) - Omnibus Education Reform Bill (Senate version)

  • Chamber monitoring as amendments are published
  • Full committee adopted subcommittee amendment, still in committee

S.203 (Young) - School District Consolidation

  • Chamber supports
  • Passed the Senate, assigned to House Education and Public Works Committee

H.3263 (Murrell Smith) and S.455 (Alexander) - Military Spouse Reciprocal Licensing

  • Chamber supports
  • House version passed the House and received a favorable report from the Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee
  • Senate version passed Senate and House; the bodies did not concur on amendments so a conference committee was appointed consisting of Senators Gambrell, Scott, and Davis. The House has not yet appointed its conferees. 

H.4336 (Felder) - Commercial Drivers Licenses

  • Chamber supports
  • In subcommittee; did not make crossover deadline

Economic Development 

S.185 (McElveen) - Angel Investor Tax Credit Reauthorization

  • Chamber supports
  • Passed Senate; assigned to House Ways and Means Committee

S.439 (Leatherman) - Charleston Port Tax Credit

  • Chamber supports
  • Passed Senate and House; signed by the Governor
  • Act 37 of 2019

H.3595 (Elliott) - Industry Partnership Credit - increases the annual tax credit amount to allow more people to donate and receive tax benefits

  • Chamber supports 
  • Passed House and Senate; signed by the Governor
  • Act 15 of 2019

H.4243 (Simrill) - Professional Sports Team Tax Incentives (Carolina Panthers)

  • Chamber supports
  • Passed House and Senate; awaiting signature by the Governor

H.3780 (White) - Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) Program - brings internet access to rural communities

  • Chamber supports
  • Passed the House; assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee

H.4334 (Pope) - Income Tax Reform

  • Chamber monitoring
  • In committee; did not make crossover deadline

H.4431 (Jordan) - Business License Tax Reform

  • Chamber supports
  • Received first subcommittee hearing 5/1/2019; subcommittee will continue to meet over the summer to work on the bill

H.4532 (Pope) - Sales Tax Reform

  • Chamber monitoring
  • Introduced 5/2/2019 in the House and assigned to the Ways and Means Committee

H.3998 (Bannister) - Worforce and Senior Affordable Housing Act

  • Chamber supports
  • Passed the House; assigned to the Senate Finance Committee

Regulations  

S.290 (Talley) - Retail Curbside Pickup of Beer and Wine

  • Chamber supports
  • In subcommittee; did not make crossover deadline

S.394 (Talley) - Auxiliary Container Pre-Emption - stops local governments from passing ordinances banning auxiliary containers from point of sale

  • Chamber supports
  • Favorable report from Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, on Senate floor; did not make crossover deadline

H.3200 (Henderson-Myers) - Lactation Support Act 

  • Chamber monitoring
  • Passed the House; assigned to the Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee

S.366 (Davis) - Compassionate Care Act (medical marijuana)

  • Chamber monitoring
  • In committee; did not make crossover deadline

H.4287 (Lucas) - Santee Cooper Sale

  • Chamber monitoring
  • Passed House and Senate; awaiting signature by the Governor

Updated 5/22/2019