Friday Report - March 29, 2024

Both chambers worked through their respective calendars in advance of the April 11 crossover deadline. Bills that have not crossed over from their originating chamber will require a two-thirds vote after the deadline to be considered by the other chamber. In advance of furlough next week, the House passed one of its priority pieces of legislation — a comprehensive 10-year energy bill (H. 5118) — and sent it to the Senate. A Senate Finance subcommittee took testimony from SCAC staff and county auditors on S. 1114, a bill to change the way boats and watercraft are titled and taxed. This and several other bills of interest to counties are discussed in the full Friday Report.

Left: County officials this week worked at the SC Scrap Tire Coalition on the Waste Tire Disposal bill (S. 736). From left Greenville County Director of Solid Waste Compliance Susan Turner, Saluda County Council Chairman Jim Moore, SCAC Staff Attorney John Wienges, Greenville County Director of Solid Waste Marcia Papin and Horry County Solid Waste Authority Assistant Executive Director Ed Marr.

Right: SCAC Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs Owen McBride (center) testifies on S. 1114, a bill on taxation and registering of boats/motors, alongside Charleston County Auditor (left) Peter Tecklenberg and Union County Auditor (right) Brad Valentine.




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