House Bills - January 13, 2023
H. 3002 (Reps. Bailey, McCravy, Henegan and Pope) — Allows the court, in lieu of setting bond or as an additional condition of release on bond, to place a person charged with a domestic violence offense on surveillance via an active electronic monitoring device capable of keeping the victim of the offense notified at all times of the person's immediate location.
H. 3003 (Reps. Bustos, McCravy and Pope) — Enacts the "South Carolina Street Gang and Criminal Enterprise Prevention and Anti-Racketeering Act".
H. 3005 (Rep. Carter) — Adds Article 22 to Chapter 3, Title 16 so as entitle the article "Penalty Enhancements for Hate Crimes".
H. 3008 (Reps. Chumley, Hixon, McCravy, Leber, Lawson, Burns, Taylor, Pace, Nutt, Haddon and Beach) — Relates to the Article commonly referred to as "Stand Your Ground" to include places of worship.
H. 3009 (Rep. Cobb-Hunter) — Provides that all defendants in the summary courts of this state facing criminal charges with the possibility of imprisonment must be informed of their right to counsel.
H. 3010 (Reps. Cobb-Hunter and Henegan) — Requires a national instant criminal background check before any sale, exchange, or transfer of a firearm in this state.
H. 3011 (Reps. Cobb-Hunter and Jefferson) — Requires that a national instant criminal background check must be completed, and delivery of a firearm to a purchaser or transferee may not take place until the results of all required background checks are known, and the purchaser or transferee is not prohibited from delivery of the firearm.
H. 3012 (Reps. Gilliam, Pope, Wooten, West, Nutt and Haddon) — Relates to the unlawful possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime to expand the parameters of the offense to include persons convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment of five years or more.
H. 3013 (Reps. Gilliard, Jefferson, Henegan) — Includes assault weapons in the purview of the statute, increases the penalties for a violation, and creates a two-tiered penalty scheme relating to penalties for violations of certain offenses involving weapons.
H. 3014 (Reps. Gilliard and Henegan) — Enacts the "Clementa C. Pinckney Hate Crimes Act".
H. 3017 (Reps. King and Leber) — Relates to permits for cremation, which must be issued by coroners, to provide that no fee for a permit for cremation may be charged.
H. 3018 (Reps. King and Henegan) — Deletes the provisions requiring reporting to law enforcement within 30 days and provides that the section is not applicable to persons under a certain age relating to spousal sexual battery.
H. 3019 (Reps. King, Leber and Henegan) — Provides for the destruction of arrest records of persons arrested as a result of mistaken identity not later than 180 days after an investigation by a law enforcement or prosecution agency reveals that the person was arrested as a result of mistaken identity.
H. 3020 (Reps. King and Henegan) — Provides penalties for a person convicted of a crime contained in this chapter with the intent to assault, intimidate, or threaten a person because of his race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.
H. 3021 (Reps. King and Henegan) — Prohibits the distribution of sensitive crime scene images on social media or through other similar means.
H. 3024 (Reps. B. Newton, McCravy, Leber, West, Lawson, Pope and Guffey) — Relates to persons allowed to carry concealable weapons within the state while on duty to include clerks of court in the purview of the statute.
H. 3025 (Reps. W. Newton, West, Henegan, Pope and Guffey) — Enacts the "Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act".
H. 3027 (Rep. W. Newton) — Revises the definition of "criminal offense" relating to definitions for purposes of victim and witness services.
H. 3031 (Reps. Pope and Henegan) — Includes the offense of discharging, or causing to be discharged, firearms at or into a dwelling house, other building, structure, or enclosure regularly occupied by persons relating to offenses defined as violent crimes.
H. 3033 (Reps. Pope and Wooten) — Adds that assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature occur when a person injures a federal, state, or local law enforcement officer or corrections officer, a firefighter, or an emergency medical services (EMS) worker in the discharge of or because of their official duties relating to assault and battery offenses.
H. 3034 (Reps. Pope and Wooten) — Relates to penalties for 911 call abuse, including false reporting, to include 911 call abuse via text messaging.
H. 3036 (Rep. Rutherford) — Defines the term "tracking device" and creates the offense of unlawful tracking.
H. 3037 (Rep. Rutherford) — Provides that a courtesy summons must be issued when charges are dismissed or nol prossed after a preliminary hearing when a defendant is subsequently indicted by a local or state grand jury for the original or substantially similar charge or charges.
H. 3038 (Reps. Rutherford, Haddon, Henegan and Guffey) — Creates the offense of intentionally impersonating another person through the use of email, social media, or other internet websites.
H. 3041 (Rep. Rutherford) — Restructures the circumstances under which photographs and videos of an autopsy may be disseminated.
H. 3044 (Rep. Rutherford) — Provides that a judge may not issue a bench warrant for failure to appear unless the solicitor or clerk of court has provided notice to the attorney of record before issuing the bench warrant.
H. 3045 (Rep. Rutherford) — Allows forfeiture proceedings to be held in the magistrate's court if the value of the property seized does not exceed $7500, change the method of allocating various assets obtained through drug forfeitures so that after the first $1000 retained by the appropriate law enforcement agency, the remaining assets must be forwarded to the prosecuting agency.
H. 3046 (Rep. Rutherford) — Deletes the exception for institution or prosecution of any judicial or administrative proceeding relating to the tort claims act and exceptions to waiver of immunity.
H. 3047 (Rep. Rutherford) — Prohibits the sale, furnishing, or provision of cigarettes or alternative nicotine products to a person under 21.
H. 3048 (Rep. Rutherford) — Provides that criminal cases in which the penalty does not exceed three years, rather than one year, may be transferred from General Sessions court.
H. 3049 (Rep. Rutherford) — Amends Section 14-23-1040, relating to qualifications of probate judges, to revise the qualifications and restructure the statute.
H. 3050 (Rep. Rutherford) — Revises the qualifications and restructures the statute relating to the qualifications of probate judges.
H. 3051 (Rep. Rutherford) — Prohibits custodial arrest of a person in possession of a lawful handgun and prohibits confiscation of a lawful handgun under certain circumstances.
H. 3052 (Reps. Rutherford and Taylor) — Restructures the various offenses to include intent and clarifies certain aspects of the violations relating to permits to purchase nonferrous metals, transportation and sale of nonferrous metals, and various offenses associated with nonferrous metals.
H. 3053 (Reps. M. M. Smith and Magnuson) — Entitles the "Apportionment of Fault Act".
H. 3054 (Rep. Stavrinakis) — Provides that criminal cases in which the penalty does not exceed three years, rather than one year, may be transferred from General Sessions court.
H. 3055 (Reps. Stavrinakis and Henegan) — Requires that every clerk of court shall report to SLED within 10 days, weekends and holidays excluded, the disposition of each case in General Sessions, and reports within 48 hours the issuance of a restraining order, order of protection, order for the prevention of possession of a firearm, convictions or orders related to domestic violence, orders related to stalking, intimidation, or harassment, and orders for bond with any limitations listed in this section.
H. 3056 (Reps. Taylor, McCravy, Nutt and Pope) — Provides that the General Assembly, either of its respective bodies, a standing committee, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, or not less than five members of the General Assembly may review any presidential executive order not affirmed by Congress and may recommend that the Attorney General review a presidential executive order to determine its constitutionality under certain circumstances.
H. 3057 (Reps. Taylor, Henegan and Pope) — Allows that, in the event war, social unrest, contagious disease, epidemic, pandemic, natural disaster, or Act of God renders it unsafe to the health and well-being of the members of the General Assembly to meet at the seat of government, at the determination of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as appropriate, the members of the General Assembly may otherwise meet in annual session using remote and virtual technology.
H. 3058 (Reps. Wooten and Pope) — Creates the offense of cyber harassment, provides penalties and delineates exceptions.
H. 3059 (Reps. Wooten, Carter, McCravy, Chumley, Pope and Guffey) — Creates the offense of unlawful dissemination of sexually explicit materials.
H. 3060 (Reps. Wooten, W. Newton and Pope) — Deletes a provision exempting certain crime victim service providers from basic certification requirements relating to the Department of Crime Victim Services Training, provider certification, and statistical analysis.
H. 3065 (Reps. Cobb-Hunter, Jefferson and Henegan) — Establishes the plan by which the Department of Administration must allocate amounts appropriated for employee pay increases so that state employees receive a 5 percent employee pay increase effective July 1, 2023.
H. 3066 (Rep. Cobb-Hunter) — Ratifies a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, providing that equality of rights under the law must not be denied or abridged on account of sex.
H. 3068 (Rep. Cobb-Hunter) — Directs the Office of Human Resources of the Department of Administration to implement the recommendations of a study on the state's classification and compensation system and to increase each pay band annually to account for inflation.
H. 3069 (Rep. Cobb-Hunter) — Establishes the "South Carolina Fairness, Accountability, and Integrity in Redistricting Act".
H. 3070 (Rep. Garvin) — Provides that a statewide advisory referendum must be conducted by the State Election Commission at the same time as the 2024 General Election on the question of whether South Carolina should participate in Medicaid expansion.
H. 3071 (Reps. Forrest, McCravy, West, Burns, Taylor and Haddon) — Reduces the penalty for changing the use of agricultural property to $1 for each parcel and repeals Section 12-43-222 relating to roll back taxes for open spaces.
H. 3072 (Reps. Hewitt, McCravy, Burns, Pace and Pope) — Provides that under certain circumstances, property receiving the 4 percent assessment ratio shall continue at 4 percent when the owner dies.
H. 3075 (Reps. Hixon and W. Newton) — Directs the authority to provide staff support and assistance for the South Carolina Infrastructure Facilities Authority and the South Carolina Water Quality Revolving Fund Authority relating to the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority.
H. 3076 (Reps. Hixon and W. Newton) — Defines environmental facilities.
H. 3077 (Reps. Hixon and W. Newton) — Revises the corporate purposes of the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority.
H. 3078 (Reps. Hixon and W. Newton) — Repeals Section 1-11-26 relating to the use of funds from the Rural Infrastructure Authority.
H. 3079 (Reps. Hixon and W. Newton) — Updates the definition of rural infrastructure project relating to the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Act.
H. 3082 (Rep. King) — Prohibits the South Carolina infantry battle flag of the Confederate States of America or any other confederate flag from being flown or displayed in or on any public building except a museum.
H. 3083 (Rep. King) — Prohibits a county governing body from imposing a surcharge for the acceptance of a particular medium of payment.
H. 3085 (Rep. King) — Prohibits a county treasurer from refusing to accept full payment of property taxes on a motor vehicle or refusing to issue a tax receipt on a motor vehicle solely because the taxpayer is delinquent on another property.
H. 3086 (Reps. King, Henegan and O'Neal) — Allows an exemption from all property tax equal to 100 percent of the value subject to tax of an owner-occupied residence if the owner has attained the age of 80.
H. 3088 (Rep. King) — Provides that a statewide advisory referendum must be conducted by the State Election Commission at the same time as the 2024 General Election on the question of whether or not the constitutional per diem of members of the General Assembly should be increased to $42,830.
H. 3091 (Reps. Pope, B. Newton and West) — Prohibits a county from reducing its funding for circuit solicitor operations.
H. 3092 (Rep. Rutherford) — Allows the General Assembly also to restrict the sale of certain products, substances, or services determined by the General Assembly to be unreasonably hazardous, perilous, or unsafe to persons until age 21.
H. 3093 (Rep. Rutherford) — Authorizes the local governing body of a county or municipality to impose a community charge on nonprofit hospitals and institutions of higher learning, provides guidelines for the method of determining the charge, and provides certain collection measures.
H. 3094 (Rep. Rutherford) — Requires a nonprofit corporation that has an annual gross revenue exceeding $1 billion dollars that imposes a reduction in force of more than 100 employees to prepare and present a report to certain committees and entities detailing all economic and procedural benefits made available to it and why it was necessary to impose the reduction in force.
H. 3095 (Rep. Rutherford) — Provides that the General Assembly by law, in specified areas of the state, may provide for the conduct of gambling and gaming activities on which bets are made to include pari-mutuel betting on horse racing, sports betting on professional sports, casino activities, such as card and dice games where the skill of the player is involved in the outcome, and games of chance with the use of electronic devices or gaming tables, all of which strictly must be regulated and may be conducted in one location or in separate locations within the specified area subject to special laws, including criminal laws, enacted by the General Assembly, applicable only in the specified area, with the revenue realized by the state and local jurisdictions to be used for highway, road, and bridge maintenance, construction, and repair.
H. 3096 (Reps. Taylor, McCravy, Burns, Chumley and Hartnett) — Expands the type of monuments that may not be relocated, removed, or disturbed, to withhold all disbursements from the Local Government Fund for any county or municipality that violates this section.
H. 3097 (Reps. Stavrinakis and Henegan) — Ratifies a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, providing that equality of rights under the law must not be denied or abridged on account of sex.
H. 3099 (Reps. Burns, McCravy, Pace and Beach) — Provides that a bank may not allow a governmental tax collection agency to collect certain customer data.
H. 3100 (Reps. Burns, McCravy and Pace) — Authorizes an innkeeper to request assistance from law enforcement to eject a person.
H. 3102 (Reps. Burns, McCravy and Chumley) — Stops certain social media censorship.
H. 3103 (Reps. Burns, Chumley and Beach) — Enacts the "South Carolina Job Creation and Competitiveness Act of 2023".
H. 3104 (Rep. Bustos) — Provides that a shooting range may not be located in certain areas.
H. 3106 (Reps. Cobb-Hunter and Henegan) — Provides for an income tax credit to an individual or business that constructs, purchases, or leases certain solar energy property and places it in service in this state.
H. 3109 (Reps. Collins and Pace) — Provides a sales tax exemption for feminine hygiene products, diapers, and toilet paper.
H. 3110 (Rep. Collins) — Adds feminine hygiene products to the sales tax exemption holiday.
H. 3114 (Rep. Collins) — Adds section 12-37-130 to provide that the General Assembly annually, by joint resolution, shall impose a statewide millage on all real and personal property subject to property tax in this state for the purpose of raising revenue for public school operations.
H. 3115 (Reps. B. L. Cox, McCravy, Leber, Lawson, Taylor and Pope) — Adds Section 12-6-3810 to provide an income tax credit for disabled veterans.
H. 3116 (Reps. Felder, Carter, Pope, Guffey and O'Neal) — Provides that certain disabled veterans of the armed forces of the United States are exempt from property taxes in the year in which the disability occurs.
H. 3118 (Reps. Gilliam, McCravy, Taylor, Pope, Harris and O'Neal) — Provides that certain companies owned, in whole or in part, by the People's Republic of China or the Chinese communist party may not own, lease, possess, or exercise any control over any land or real estate located within 50 miles of a state or federal military base or installation for the purpose of installing or erecting certain towers.
H. 3119 (Reps. Gilliam, Pope, McCravy, Taylor and Pace) — Prohibits certain contracts with certain foreign-owned companies in connection with critical infrastructure.
H. 3120 (Rep. Hosey) — Adds Chapter 54 to Title 11 to establish the "I-95 Corridor Authority Act".
H. 3121 (Rep. Hyde) — Adds Section 12-6-3810 to provide an income tax credit to a property owner who encumbers his property with a perpetual recreational trail easement.
H. 3122 (Reps. J. E. Johnson and W. Newton) — Repeals Section 1-7-730 relating to the examination of the offices of county officers.
H. 3124 (Rep. J. Moore) — Amends Section 12-43-220, relating to property tax classifications and assessment ratios, to provide that certain community land trust property receives the special assessment ratio.
H. 3127 (Reps. Moss, McCravy, Lawson, Burns, Pace, Pope, Guffey and O'Neal) — Increases the exemption amount from the first $50,000 to the first $100,000 of the fair market value of the homestead and repeals Section 12-37-245 relating to an obsolete reference to the homestead exemption.
H. 3130 (Rep. Ott) — Provides that every shooting range established or expanded on or after July 1, 2023, must develop and continuously maintain a written safety plan for the protection of shooting range participants.
H. 3133 (Reps. Wooten and W. Newton) — Repeals Chapter 22 of Title 24 relating to the classification system and adult criminal offender management system.
H. 3135 (Rep. Rutherford) — Legalizes the possession of 28 grams or one ounce or less of marijuana or 10 grams or less of hashish by certain veterans diagnosed with service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder.
H. 3137 (Reps. Burns, Haddon and Pope) — Prohibits motor vehicle modifications that result in certain motor vehicles' front fenders being raised four or more inches above the height of their rear fenders and provides penalties.
H. 3138 (Rep. Bustos) — Adds Chapter 7 to Title 55 to provide for the disposal of abandoned or derelict aircraft by an airport manager.
H. 3141 (Reps. Pope, B. Newton and Guffey) — Provides that the General Assembly approves Ordinance Number 3421, adopted on September 7, 2021, by the York County Council to expand the Catawba Indian reservation, as requested by the Catawba Indian nation.
H. 3143 (Rep. Rose) — Relates to certain retirement allowances under the Police Officers Retirement System to provide that certain disability retirees are subject to certain earnings limitations.
H. 3144 (Reps. Rutherford and Kilmartin) — Provides that the sale of alcoholic liquors on Sunday may be authorized by referendum.
H. 3145 (Rep. Rutherford) — Changes the applicable age from 21 to 18 relating to the purchase of beer and wine.
H. 3146 (Reps. Rutherford and Kilmartin) — Provides that the Governor, in an emergency proclamation or declaration, may not prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages before 12:00 a.m. by holders of certain types of licenses.
H. 3148 (Reps. Stavrinakis and Henegan) — Enacts the "South Carolina State Employee Equal Pay for Equal Work Act" to prohibit discrimination by gender regardless of gender in compensation paid to state employees for the same kind, grade, and quality of state employment.
H. 3149 (Rep. Stavrinakis) — Provides that a penalty, fine, or other additional costs may not be imposed with respect to local hospitality tax payments received within seven days of the due date that in the aggregate exceeds 5 percent of the delinquent tax.
H. 3151 (Reps. Taylor, Burns and Kilmartin) — Provides that after the elapse of at least 30 days following the declaration of an emergency by the Governor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House may convene their respective bodies for the purpose of considering such declaration, that the General Assembly by concurrent resolution, may terminate, alter, amend, or consent to the terms of any declaration of emergency during this called session.
H. 3154 (Rep. Collins) — Adds Section 59-17-35 to require countywide school districts no later than July 1, 2025.
H. 3155 (Reps. Hixon and Taylor) — Adds Article 3 to Chapter 7, Title 58, to establish provisions relating to petroleum pipelines.
H. 3157 (Rep. King) — Adds Section 58-1-70 to make it unlawful for a public utility or a third party authorized by a public utility to accept payments for utility bills on behalf of the public utility, to collect an additional fee for a consumer's payment.
H. 3159 (Reps. Stavrinakis and McCravy) — Requires an additional report when a lobbyist has performed lobbying activities or had other work-related contacts with a member or employee of the Public Service Commission or the Office of Regulatory staff.
H. 3161 (Reps. Burns, Chumley, McCravy, Taylor, Pace, Kilmartin, Haddon, Beach and O'Neal) — Adds Section 7-5-115 to provide that a person is not allowed to vote in a partisan primary election or partisan advisory referendum unless the person has registered as being a member of that party.
H. 3162 (Reps. Burns, Chumley, Taylor, Kilmartin and Beach) — Adds Section 7-13-1625 to provide that any voting system purchased for use in South Carolina must utilize hand-marked paper ballots that are counted by hand.
H. 3163 (Reps. Burns and Chumley) — Permits the operation of a newly acquired vehicle or a vehicle moved into this state within this time period so long as the bill of sale and proof of insurance is maintained in the vehicle at all times.
H. 3164 ( Reps. Calhoon and Pope) — Requires a statement of intention of candidacy form to identify the qualifications for the office sought relating to qualifications to run as a candidate in General Elections.
H. 3167 (Rep. Chumley) — Requires the filing of signed and notarized declaration of candidacy forms by candidates for President of the United States to appear on a political party's presidential preference primary ballot.
H. 3169 (Rep. Collins) — Authorizes a correctional officer to serve warrants issued by municipal jurisdictions within the same county on a person incarcerated in that county's jail or detention center without the necessity of a magistrate endorsing the warrant.
H. 3170 (Reps. Cromer, Haddon, Pace and Beach) — Adds Section 24-13-37 to provide for the treatment of pregnant and postpartum inmates.
H. 3171 (Reps. Forrest, Chapman, Chumley, Kilmartin and Pope) — Adds an Afghanistan War veteran specialty plate.
H. 3172 Reps. King and Henegan) — Provides that each state identification card application or motor vehicle driver's license application, including renewal applications, submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles shall serve as an application for voter registration.
H. 3173 (Rep. King) — Adds Article XVIII to provide for an Independent Reapportionment Commission.
H. 3174 (Reps. Moss and West) — Amends Section 16-11-700, relating to dumping litter on private or public property, to revise the penalties for littering offenses.
H. 3175 (Reps. Moss, Carter, Lawson and Pope) — Adds that assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature occur when a person injures a healthcare worker or emergency response employee in the discharge of or because of their official duties.
H. 3177 (Rep. Pendarvis) — Adds a tax deduction for all direct expenses related to the installation of solar panels on the roof of a gas station or canopy of a charging station for electric vehicles if the solar panels are used to provide power to electric vehicle charging stations.
H. 3178 (Rep. Pendarvis) — Establishes certain duties of the state, its political subdivisions, and law enforcement to prevent or mitigate incidents of mass violence.
H. 3180 (Reps. Rutherford and Kilmartin) — Provides that a debtor's interest in real property used as a primary residence may not be sold if the action was instituted by a homeowner's association attempting to collect unpaid dues, fees, or fines.
H. 3181 (Rep. Rutherford) — Removes certain offenses involving controlled substances.
H. 3183 (Reps. Taylor, McCravy, West, Burns, Kilmartin, Haddon and Pope) — Expresses the General Assembly's unwavering support for the Electoral College and urges the Governor and Attorney General of South Carolina to litigate aggressively against any effort to repeal or nullify it, including the implementation of the National Popular Vote Interstate compact.
H. 3184 (Rep. Stavrinakis) — Adds Section 16-17-780 to create the criminal offense of unlawful permitting.
H. 3185 (Reps. Wooten and W. Newton) — Repeals Sections 24-19-60, 24-19-80, and 24-19-90 all relate to the treatment of youthful offenders.
H. 3186 (Reps. Wooten and W. Newton) — Repeals Sections 24-13-710 and 24-13-720, both relating to the supervised furlough program.
H. 3187 (Reps. Wooten and W. Newton) — Deletes references to the construction of work camps relating to the use of inmate labor for certain public projects.
H. 3188 (Reps. Wooten and W. Newton) — Limits the granting of furlough to medical reasons relating to furlough for qualified inmates of the state prison system.
H. 3189 (Reps. Wooten, W. Newton, Carter, Chapman, Haddon and Pope) — Allows supervising law enforcement officers with reasonable suspicion to believe that contraband cell phones exist in a prison or local detention facility to authorize the use of any electronic device to detect and confirm such presence.
H. 3190 (Reps. Wooten, W. Newton and Carter) — Reduces the percentage of an inmate's sentence that must be served to become eligible relating to inmate eligibility for work release.
H. 3191 (Reps. Wooten and W. Newton) — Requires the Department of Corrections to regularly conduct validation studies of its inmate classification system.
H. 3192 (Reps. Wooten and W. Newton) — Repeals Section 24-23-10 relating to the development of a statewide case classification system and community-based correctional programs.
H. 3194 (Reps. Wooten and W. Newton) — Repeals Section 24-19-140 relating to supervisory agents for the youthful offender division.
H. 3195 (Reps. Wooten, W. Newton, B. Newton, McCravy and Pope) — Provide that earnings limitation does not apply to retired employees of the Department of Corrections who return to covered employment with the department and work in a critical needs area.
H. 3197 (Reps. Burns, McCravy, Leber, Chumley, Taylor, Pace, Kilmartin, Haddon, Beach and Harris) — Limits the ability of the government to infringe on parental rights.
H. 3202 (Reps. Cromer, Haddon, McCravy and Beach) — Requires correctional and detention facilities to offer cervical and ovarian cancer screenings to all women under their care.
H. 3208 (Reps. Hewitt and McCravy) — Authorizes the Director of DHEC to add a substance to Schedule I temporarily to protect the public health and safety.
H. 3209 (Rep. Jordan) — Extends certain governmental approvals affecting economic development within the state.
H. 3216 (Reps. Oremus, Kilmartin and Pope) — Requires first responder stations to maintain a supply of opioid antidote medication at all times.
H. 3220 (Reps. W. Newton, Carter, Mitchell, Haddon and Pope) — Enacts the "Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act".
H. 3221 (Reps. Pope, Wooten and Gilliam) — Adds Section 44-130-65 to authorize civil and criminal penalties for failing to seek treatment for opioid use disorders in certain circumstances.
H. 3229 (Reps. Rutherford, Pace and Kilmartin) — Allows the issuance of a license for a tattoo facility if all churches, schools, and playgrounds within the parameters affirmatively state that they do not object to the issuance, with exceptions.
H. 3226 (Reps. Rutherford and Kilmartin) — Authorize registered patients to use marijuana for medical purposes, physicians to recommend the medical use of marijuana for those patients, and individuals to act as registered caregivers for those patients, all with exceptions.
H. 3230 (Reps. Rutherford and Henegan) — Requires law enforcement officers to comply with certain requirements before interrogating a child who has been taken into custody for violating a criminal law or ordinance.
H. 3233 (Reps. Wooten and W. Newton) — Makes inmates determined to be sexually violent predators ineligible for reentry supervision.
H. 3235 (Reps. Bailey and Chumley) — Requires SCEMD to ensure all emergency shelters opened during declared emergencies or evacuations are staffed and equipped with sufficient personnel and supplies to maintain continuous sheltering operations based on each shelter's maximum occupancy for the predicted duration of the emergency or evacuation period.
H. 3236 (Reps. Bustos and O'Neal) — Authorizes the governing body of a municipality to annex an area by ordinance if the area is completely surrounded by the municipality.
H. 3238 (Rep. Carter) — Requires the payment of all reasonable costs incurred related to the conviction and prohibits a person convicted of a subsequent offense of cruelty to animals from owning an animal for a period not to exceed five years.
H. 3239 (Reps. Yow, Burns, Magnuson and Harris) — Renames the chapter the "Department of Public Health" and reorganizes the chapter to abolish DHEC.
H. 3240 (Rep. Cobb-Hunter) — Adds Section 7-19-130 to adopt "The Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote".
H. 3243 (Rep. Cobb-Hunter) — Adds Article XVIII to provide for an independent citizens redistricting commission to be known as the "South Carolina Citizens Redistricting Commission".
H. 3244 (Rep. Cobb-Hunter) — Adds Section 8-1-200 to provide that an elected local, state, or federal public official whose office is declared vacant due to a criminal conviction during the official's term of office shall reimburse the appropriate state or local elections authority for the actual costs of holding the ensuing primary, runoff primary, or special election necessitated by the official's removal from office prior to the expiration of his term.
H. 3245 (Rep. Cobb-Hunter) — Adds Chapter 80 to Title 2 to establish the South Carolina Citizens Redistricting Commission for the purpose of submitting reapportionment plans to the General Assembly and to provide for the selection, qualifications, powers, duties, and terms of the commission and its members.
H. 3247 (Reps. Collins, Chapman, Haddon and Pope) — Amends Article 11, Chapter 3, Title 47, relating to teasing, maltreating, and injuring police dogs, to increase the penalties and to make a technical change.
H. 3251 (Reps. Gilliard and Henegan) — Enacts the "Healthy Rental Housing Act".
H. 3253 (Reps. Hewitt, Oremus and Kilmartin) — Prohibits a governing body of a municipality, county, or other political subdivision of the state from enacting or enforcing an ordinance, resolution, or regulation that prohibits the rental of a residential dwelling to a short-term guest.
H. 3256 (Rep. Jefferson) — Enacts the "Rural Area Support Act.”
H. 3257 (Rep. King) — Adds Section 4-9-32 to require county councils to provide office space and appropriate monies for the operation of the county legislative delegation office and requires the appropriation to be included in the annual county budget.
H. 3258 (Rep. King) — Adds Section 27-30-180 to authorize a homeowner or tenant to display a political sign within a certain timeframe and to allow a homeowner’s association to establish certain rules for political signs.
H. 3263 (Rep. King) — Adds Section 23-1-250 to create a "Police Brutality Citizens Review Committee" in every county to investigate instances of alleged police brutality and publish a report.
H. 3264 (Rep. King) — Adds Section 27-39-370 to provide restrictions on raising residential rent.
H. 3265 (Rep. Moss) — Provides that for the purpose of making an award determination, a procurement officer is directed to decrease a bidder's price by two percent if the bid is submitted by a business owned by a service-disabled veteran residing in this state.
H. 3270 (Rep. W. Newton) — Requires reporting of any gift with a value of $25 or more in a day or a total of $200 or more in a calendar year.
H. 3272 (Reps. Pope, Gilliam, Wooten, McCravy, Lawson and Pace) — Adds Section 42-9-50 to provide the requirements for a first responder to file a workers' compensation claim for a stress or mental injury unaccompanied by a physical injury.
H. 3273 (Reps. Pope, Gilliam and Wooten) — Adds Section 38-77-128 to prohibit insurers or agents from considering the work-related driving record of a first responder in determining the premium rate for the first responder's personal automobile insurance policy.
H. 3276 (Rep. Rutherford) — Adds Section 4-1-190 to provide that the county legislative delegation may, by the adoption of a resolution, appoint the members of a county recreation commission that was established as a special purpose district prior to the adoption of home rule.
H. 3280 (Reps. Yow and B. Newton) — Designates County Veterans' Affairs officers as county employees and provides that they may be removed by the county legislative delegation.
H. 3282 (Reps. Burns, McCravy, Magnuson, Chumley, Kilmartin, Beach, Pope and Harris) — Adds Section 10-1-169 to require the display of certain posters representing the state flag, the United States flag, and the national motto of the United States in public buildings throughout the state, including public school classrooms and libraries.
H. 3286 (Rep. Cobb-Hunter) — Enacts the "Freedom of Employment Contract Act" by repealing Chapter 7 of Title 41.
H. 3290 (Rep. King) — Adds Section 40-19-105 to provide when dead human bodies are transferred from one funeral service provider to another funeral service provider, the transferor may recover certain unpaid service fees and legal fees from the transferee in certain circumstances.
H. 3306 (Rep. Garvin) — Adds Section 41-1-35 to provide that no job application may include questions related to convictions of a crime unless the crime for which the applicant was convicted directly relates to the position of employment sought or the occupation for which the license is sought.
H. 3313 (Rep. Jordan) — Adds Florence County to the counties exempt from the requirement that register of deeds duties be performed by the clerk of court and adds Florence County to the counties where the governing body of the county appoints the register of deeds.
H. 3316 (Rep. King) — Provides that it is an unlawful employment practice for an employer to fail or refuse to hire an individual because of the credit history or credit report of the individual.
H. 3327 (Rep. Rose) — Limits the time period within which the circuit court must make a final ruling on an action to enforce provisions of the act to one year after filing relating to remedies available for violations of the Freedom of Information Act.
H. 3331 (Rep. Rutherford) — Adds Section 41-1-23 to provide that no job application may include questions related to criminal convictions unless the conviction directly relates to the employment or licensure sought.
H. 3336 (Reps. Wooten, W. Newton and Carter) — Repeals Section 59-63-350 relating to the requirement that local law enforcement officials contact the attorney general's school safety phone line when certain crimes are committed on school property and related school activities.
H. 3337 (Rep. Wooten) — Adds Section 41-1-27 to provide employees may use up to three days of earned paid sick leave for certain chronic illnesses or health conditions without obtaining health care provider certification.
H. 3338 (Rep. Cobb-Hunter) — Provides that certain conduct by law enforcement officers shall prohibit them from being reinstated, transferred, or employed by a law enforcement agency.
H. 3339 (Rep. Cobb-Hunter) — Provides that certain conduct by law enforcement officers shall prohibit them from being reinstated, transferred, or employed by other law enforcement agencies.
H. 3341 (Rep. Gilliard) — Defines the terms "assault weapon" and "high-capacity magazines".
H. 3342 (Rep. Henegan) — Adds Article 150 to Chapter 3, Title 56 to provide SCDMV may issue "Military Veteran Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" special license plates.
H. 3343 (Rep. Henegan) — Reduces the percentage of time inmates who have committed "no parole offenses" must serve before they may become eligible for early release, discharge, or community supervision from 85 percent to 65 percent for certain drug offenses and provides this reduction applies to inmates currently incarcerated under certain circumstances.
H. 3345 (Rep. J. L. Johnson) — Adds Section 23-47-85 to provide 911 professional first responders are entitled to certain benefits.
H. 3346 (Rep. J. L. Johnson) — Adds Section 23-1-250 to provide all law enforcement agencies must employ or maintain contracts with licensed mental health professionals.
H. 3347 (Reps. J. L. Johnson and Henegan) — Provides persons who are subjects in data recorded by body-worn cameras may request and must receive recorded data without pursuing actions under the rules of criminal procedure or civil procedure or by obtaining court orders.
H. 3349 (Reps. King and Henegan) — Provide the Department of Corrections and the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services shall inform a person who has been convicted of a felony or an offense against the election laws and has served the sentence imposed for the conviction, including probation and parole time unless sooner pardoned, that he is eligible to register to vote.
H. 3350 (Rep. King) — Adds Section 23-3-560 to provide persons who are required to register as sex offenders may petition the court to terminate the registration requirement 10 years from the date of initial registration under certain circumstances.
H. 3352 (Rep. King) — Add Section 23-23-57 to provide a certified law enforcement officer annually must complete continuing law enforcement education credits in diversity training.
H. 3353 (Rep. King) — Adds Section 23-23-45 to provide all law enforcement officers must undergo a mental health evaluation before they can become certified or recertified and provides the evaluation must be conducted under the direction of the law enforcement training council.
H. 3356 (Rep. King) — Adds Article 11 to Chapter 3, Title 23 to provide the state law enforcement division (SLED) shall establish a "Hate Crimes Database".
H. 3358 (Reps. O'Neal, Pace, Atkinson and Guffey) — Provides municipalities may adopt ordinances that allow for the operation of golf carts equipped with working headlights and rear lights during non-daylight hours.
H. 3359 (Reps. Ott, Chumley, Taylor and Atkinson) — Adds Section 56-2-140 to define the term "utility terrain vehicle" and provides for the registration and operation of them on the highways and streets of the state.
H. 3360 (Reps. Pope, Gilliam, Wooten and McCravy) — Adds Article 17 to Chapter 23, Title 23 to establish the Center for School Safety and Targeted Violence within the state law enforcement division.
H. 3361 (Reps. Pope and Wooten) — Adds Chapter 2 to Title 23 to create the South Carolina Department of Law enforcement and Public Safety.
H. 3364 (Reps. Rutherford and McCravy) — Provides the minimum speed limits along highways with maximum posted speed limit of 70 mph is 50 mph.
H. 3365 (Rep. Rutherford) — Authorizes the South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Council to establish a course to train law enforcement officers on aspects of executing warrants and minimum standards for certification and recertification of law enforcement officers as eligible to conduct the execution of warrants.
H. 3367 (Rep. Rutherford) — Adds Section 24-3-980 to provide inmates confined in state or local detention facilities must be allowed at least one in-person meeting each month and to define the term "in-person meeting."
H. 3368 (Rep. Rutherford) — Adds Section 24-3-980 to provide inmates confined to state, county, or municipal detention facilities shall not be prohibited access to legal counsel when requested under certain circumstances.
H. 3370 (Rep. Rutherford) — Adds Section 24-3-975 to provide state, county, or municipal jails or detention facilities shall not intercept, record, monitor, or divulge telephonic communications between inmates and other persons under certain circumstances.
H. 3371 (Rep. Rutherford) — Adds Section 56-1-555 to provide individuals may not be placed under custodial arrest when stopped for operating motor vehicles with suspended drivers' licenses under certain circumstances.
H. 3373 (Reps. Rutherford and Chumley) — Provides that a vehicle may not be stopped for having a frame on its license plate that obscures the license plate letters or numbers in the absence of a violation of another law.
H. 3374 (Rep. Rutherford) — Adds Section 23-1-235 to provide only certain entities may use an automatic license plate reader system.
H. 3375 (Rep. Rutherford) — Provides vehicles may not be stopped for having inoperable tail lamps or separate lamps in the absence of a violation of another law.
H. 3376 (Reps. Rutherford and McCravy) — Adds Article 4 to Chapter 13, Title 24 to provide the director of the Department of Corrections may conditionally release inmates who are serving sentences for the unlawful possession, manufacture, sale, or distribution of controlled substances.
H. 3377 (Rep. Rutherford) — Adds Section 24-13-185 to provide inmates shall not be denied visitation rights under certain circumstances.
H. 3380 (Rep. Rutherford) — Provides a procedure to allow certain juveniles who have been adjudicated delinquent by the family court for committing certain offenses to be placed on the sex offender registry.
H. 3382 (Rep. Rutherford) — Provides this provision applies also to motor vehicle stops where officers issue citations or make arrests.
H. 3383 (Rep. Rutherford) — Adds Section 56-7-90 to provide that a person may not be placed under custodial arrest when he is charged with certain traffic offenses for which a uniform traffic ticket is issued.
H. 3386 (Rep. Rutherford) — Provides tests for the presence of marijuana may not be performed during a urinalysis or blood tests performed on probationers.
H. 3389 (Rep. Rutherford) — Adds Section 23-1-235 to provide law enforcement agencies shall not purchase cell-site simulator technology or devices.
H. 3390 (Rep. Rutherford) — Adds Section 23-1-235 to provide law enforcement agencies shall not purchase cell-site simulator technology from companies that require the purchasers of this equipment to enter into nondisclosure agreements.
H. 3393 (Reps. Taylor, McCravy, West, Burns and Pace) — Adds Article 11 to Chapter 31, Title 23 to provide it is unlawful for financial institutions or governmental entities to discriminate against certain manufacturers and retailers of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition.
H. 3394 (Reps. Taylor, West, Chapman and Pope) — Enacts the "South Carolina Hands-Free and Distracted Driving Act".
H. 3401 (Reps. Wooten and Pope) — Establishes an "In-car-Video Cameras Fund" within the Department of Public Safety for the purpose of assisting law enforcement agencies in purchasing, maintaining, and replacing in-car video cameras and other costs related to the cameras.
H. 3402 (Reps. Wooten, Pope and McCravy) — Adds Section 23-23-200 to provide certain law enforcement officers qualify for student loan forgiveness.
H. 3407 (Reps. Yow, McCravy and Chapman) — Provides at no charge, SLED shall issue concealed weapon permits under certain circumstances to certain holders of qualified retired law enforcement officer credentials.
H. 3408 (Rep. Yow) — Provides at no charge, SLED shall issue concealed weapon permits under certain circumstances to certain holders of qualified retired law enforcement officer credentials.
H. 3409 (Reps. Yow and Chumley) — Adds Section 56-2-140 to define the term "utility terrain vehicle" and provides for the registration and operation of them on the highways of this state.
H. 3412 (Reps. T. Moore and Pope) — Provides additional penalties for the unlawful carrying of a handgun.
H. 3413 (Reps. Wooten and Pope) — Provides the millage rate limitation may be suspended, and the millage rate may be increased to purchase equipment and make expenditures to improve law enforcement, fire rescue, emergency medical response, and for other purposes.
H. 3415 (Reps. Chumley, Burns and Pace) — Adds Section 10-1-181 to provide for an African American Confederate Veterans Monument.
H. 3416 (Reps. B. L. Cox and Pope) — Excludes certain law enforcement wages relating to gross income.
H. 3417 (Rep. J. L. Johnson) — Changes the age at which the 1 percent tax does not apply from 85 to 78 relating to the accommodations tax.
H. 3418 (Rep. J. L. Johnson) — Adds Chapter 81 to Title 2 to establish the "Joint Committee on Women's Reproductive Rights".
H. 3419 (Rep. J. L. Johnson) — Adds Part 7 to Chapter 3, Title 37, to limit the amount of time that interest may accrue on a student education loan.
H. 3421 (Reps. Lawson, McCravy, Chapman, Taylor and Pope) — Excludes certain first responder wages relating to gross income.
H. 3423 (Reps. Long, McCravy, Burns, Pace and Kilmartin) — Increases the homestead property tax exemption amount from the first $50,000 to the first $100,000 of the fair market value of the homestead.
H. 3425 (Reps. Pope, Thayer, Gilliam, S. Jones, Wooten, B. Newton, McCravy, Lawson, Leber and Atkinson) — Provides that the earnings limitation upon return to covered employment in the South Carolina Police Officers Retirement System does not apply in certain circumstances.
H. 3428 (Reps. Cobb-Hunter and Henegan) — Adds Chapter 12 to Title 41 to prohibit on the basis of sex the paying of wages to employees of one sex at a lesser rate than the rate paid to employees of the opposite sex for comparable work in jobs which require the same or essentially the same knowledge, skill, effort, and responsibility.
H. 3431 (Reps. Haddon, Hixon, Forrest, Trantham, Burns, Magnuson, Chumley, Pace, Kilmartin and Harris) — Adds Section 26 to Article I to provide that all individual citizens in this state have the unalienable right to grow, raise, harvest, produce, and consume food of their own choosing.
H. 3432 (Reps. Haddon, Hixon, Forrest, Trantham, Burns, Magnuson, Chumley, Pace and Harris) — Establishes the rights and obligations of municipalities in governing a farm, farm operation, or agricultural composting operation.
H. 3435 (Rep. J. L. Johnson) — Designates the second Monday of October of each year as "Indigenous Peoples' Day" in South Carolina.
H. 3436 (Rep. J. L. Johnson) — Designates May 10 as "Constitution Day".
H. 3437 (Rep. J. L. Johnson) — Designates June 22 of each year as "Sarah Mae Flemming Day" in South Carolina.
H. 3438 (Reps. Magnuson, Burns, Chumley, Pace, Kilmartin, Harris and Guffey) — Adds Section 46-1-170 to prohibit local governments from restricting the use of private property to grow plants for human consumption.
H. 3442 (Reps. Collins, Kilmartin and Beach) — Adds a church or place of worship to the locations where a person, in certain circumstances, has no duty to retreat relating to the presumption of reasonable fear of imminent peril when using deadly force against another unlawfully entering a residence, occupied vehicle, or place of business.
H. 3443 (Rep. Garvin) — Creates the "Address Confidentiality Program" in the office of the Attorney General.
H. 3445 (Reps. Blackwell, Carter, Magnuson and Taylor) — Extends the prohibition against members of the General Assembly running for judicial office to family members of a member of the General Assembly.
H. 3448 (Reps. Bauer, B. J. Cox and Guffey) — Adds Section 1-1-499 to require the Department of Administration to prohibit the electronic devices it manages from accessing and use of websites and applications that threaten cybersecurity and infrastructure from foreign and domestic threats, such as TikTok.
H. 3449 (Rep. Hardee) — Requires that a person be a resident of the state for at least five years, instead of one year, to obtain the homestead tax exemption.
H. 3450 (Reps. Long, Chumley and Pace) — Excludes overtime pay and certain bonus pay from gross income relating to modifications to gross income for individual income tax purposes.
H. 3451 (Rep. J. L. Johnson) — Requires the Department of Transportation to maintain a toll-free hotline system whereby a motorist that suffers property damage resulting from a road hazard may call to file a complaint.
H. 3462 (Rep. Gilliard) — Adds Section 41-1-115 to prohibit an individual's credit score from being the basis of any personnel action.
H. 3463 (Reps. Long, Magnuson and Harris) — Adds Section 40-80-65 to provide procedures through which a fire department that assumes the cost of training a firefighter may be reimbursed for these costs by other fire departments that subsequently hire the firefighter within a certain period of time.
H. 3465 (Rep. Rutherford) — Prohibits the disclosure of recordings of telephone conversations of inmates and their visitors made by the facility in which the inmate is incarcerated.
H. 3469 (Reps. J. L. Johnson and Henegan) — Increases the penalties for violations relating to the prohibition of dumping litter on private or public property.
H. 3470 (Rep. J. L. Johnson) — Creates the offenses of criminally negligent storage of a firearm in the first and second degree.
H. 3471 (Rep. J. L. Johnson) — Makes it unlawful for candidates to leave campaign signs on public property more than 21 calendar days after an election.
H. 3472 (Reps. Long, Chumley, Taylor and Beach) — Adds Section 7-5-115 to, among other things, provide that a person is not allowed to vote in a partisan primary election or a partisan advisory referendum unless the person has registered as being a member of that party or is registered as an independent.
H. 3473 (Rep. B. Newton) — Changes the formula for determining how many delegates each county may elect to the state convention.
H. 3474 (Reps. B. Newton and Taylor) — Increases the individual campaign contribution limits for statewide candidates, statewide candidates elected jointly, and candidates for other than statewide office.
H. 3475 (Reps. B. Newton, Gilliam and McCravy) — Provides that earnable compensation does not include certain amounts paid to managers and clerks of elections relating to the South Carolina Retirement System.
H. 3476 (Reps. Pope, Gilliam, Wooten, Carter, McCravy, Lawson, Chapman, Leber, Taylor, Guffey and O'Neal) — Adds Section 16-3-80 to create the offense of fentanyl-induced homicide, provide a penalty for a violation, and prohibit an affirmative defense.
H. 3477 (Reps. Pope and Wooten) — Adds Section 17-13-180 to provide that a South Carolina business must treat a subpoena, court order, or warrant issued by another state as if the subpoena, court order, or warrant was issued by a South Carolina court.
H. 3478 (Reps. Clyburn and Henegan) — Adds Section 44-55-125 to require a private or public utility or municipality operating a public water system to provide the water purification levels for the water provided by the utility or municipality and the minimum water quality standards required by state law.
H. 3480 (Rep. J. L. Johnson) — Adds Article 2, to Chapter 1, Title 44 to create the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Division of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
H. 3483 (Reps. Long, Chumley and Kilmartin) — Adds Section 44-95-45 to provide that political subdivisions of this state may not enact any laws, ordinances, or rules pertaining to ingredients, flavors, or licensing of cigarettes, electronic smoking devices, e-liquid, vapor products, tobacco products, or alternative nicotine products.
H. 3486 (Reps. Herbkersman, Carter, Taylor, Kilmartin and Henegan) — Adds Article 20 to Chapter 53, Title 44 to authorize the use of cannabis products by patients with debilitating medical conditions who are under the care of a physician, with exceptions.
H. 3488 (Reps. Beach and Chumley) — Enacts the "Religious Freedom of Marriage Act".
H. 3490 (Reps. Long, Burns, Chumley, Pace and Beach) — Makes an abortion a criminal act during any trimester if the sole reason is that the unborn child has a fetal anomaly.
H. 3491 (Reps. Pope, Gilliam and Wooten) — Provides that certain public safety answering points or radio communication vehicles are "authorized emergency vehicles".
H. 3492 (Reps. Long and Burns) — Adds Section 6-27-60 to provide a local government found to have violated state law forfeits its next four quarterly distributions from the local government fund, and the state treasurer may not make distributions from the local government fund to the local government during this period.
H. 3493 (Rep. Gilliard) — Creates the "Coastal Structural Stability Study Committee" to examine current measures for inspecting commercial buildings that are six floors or more in height constructed along the South Carolina coast and on the Charleston peninsula to evaluate their structural soundness.
H. 3495 (Rep. J. Moore) — Adds Section 23-1-250 to provide law enforcement agencies may not acquire or purchase certain military items.
H. 3496 (Reps. Sessions and Guffey) — Provides candidates for certification as municipal law enforcement officers may hold a valid driver's license issued by this state or any contiguous state.
H. 3498 (Rep. J. Moore) — Requires DHEC to promulgate regulations to establish maximum contaminant levels for certain pollutants in public water systems.
H. 3499 (Rep. J. Moore) — Adds Section 44-55-130 to DHEC to promulgate regulations to establish maximum contaminant levels for certain pollutants in public water systems.
H. 3500 (Rep. W. Newton) — Provides all mortgages and deeds executed after June 30, 2023, must include information identifying the party who prepared the instrument or the attorney licensed in this state who assisted in the closing of the instrument.
H. 3502 (Reps. Lawson and Chapman) — Provides that certain surviving spouses are eligible for the property tax exemption.
H. 3503 (Reps. Gilliam, Pope, Taylor, Chumley, Haddon, McCravy, Oremus, Hiott, Burns, Wooten, Hixon, Bailey, Caskey, Thayer, Trantham, Forrest, Yow, S. Jones, Sessions, Guffey, Lawson, Chapman, Leber and O'Neal) — Adds fentanyl-related substances relating to Schedule I substances.
H. 3509 (Reps. Long, Beach, Burns, Chumley, B. J. Cox, Cromer, Haddon, Harris, S. Jones, Kilmartin, Magnuson, May, McCabe, A. M. Morgan, T. A. Morgan, O'Neal, Oremus, Pace, Trantham, White, McCravy, Leber and Guffey) — Prohibit each political subdivision from investing in certain companies owned or controlled by the People's Republic of China or the Chinese communist party or whose principal place of business is located within the People's Republic of China.
H. 3510 (Reps. Long, Beach, Burns, Chumley, B. J. Cox, Cromer, Haddon, Harris, S. Jones, Kilmartin, Magnuson, May, McCabe, A. M. Morgan, T. A. Morgan, O'Neal, Oremus, Pace, Trantham, White, McCravy and Leber) — Prohibits the Department of Commerce from offering or awarding incentives to certain companies owned or controlled by the People's Republic of China or the Chinese communist party, and to prohibit any company receiving an incentive from contracting with such prohibited companies.
H. 3511 (Reps. McDaniel and Henegan) — Adds Section 4-1-190 to require a county to consult with other affected taxing entities before entering into a fee in lieu of property taxes agreement.
H. 3512 (Reps. McDaniel and Henegan) — Adds Section 15-39-160 to provide that if the state is under a state of emergency, then no judicial proceeding or judicial sale may be held to foreclose on real property.
H. 3516 (Rep. Rivers) — Adds Section 4-1-190 to provide conditions when a county may authorize the maintenance or improvement of private property.
H. 3517 (Reps. Cobb-Hunter and Henegan) — Adds Section 24-3-980 to require state and local correctional and prison facilities must supply feminine hygiene products in female public restrooms, free of charge.
H. 3519 (Rep. Hardee) — Adds Section 56-2-140 to define certain terms, and for the registration and operation of utility terrain vehicles on the highways of this state.
H. 3520 (Rep. Henegan) — Reduces the percentage of time inmates who have committed "no parole offenses" must serve before they may become eligible for early release, discharge, or community supervision from 85 percent to 65 percent for certain drug offenses.
H. 3521 (Reps. Long, Lawson, Burns and Chumley) — Revises the definition of the term "emergency services personnel" to include tow truck operators.
H. 3522 (Reps. Long, Lawson, Burns and Chumley) — Deletes the restriction placed on the carrying of weapons into college athletic events.
H. 3523 (Reps. McCravy and Lawson) — Adds Article 8 to chapter 11, Title 1 to create the "Fallen First Responder Survivor Advocate" position within the Department of Administration and provides its duties and responsibilities.
H. 3524 (Reps. Nutt, McCravy, Long, Haddon, Lawson, T. Moore, Hyde, West, Chapman, Burns, Wooten, Pace and Harris) — Reduces the penalty for changing the use of agricultural property to $1 if a church converted the property relating to rollback taxes.
H. 3529 (Reps. Magnuson, Beach, Burns, Chumley, B. J. Cox, Cromer, Haddon, Harris, S. Jones, Kilmartin, Long, May, McCabe, A. M. Morgan, T. A. Morgan, O'Neal, Oremus, Pace, Trantham and White) — Provides that Supreme Court justices, judges on the Court of Appeals, and Circuit Court judges shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate rather than being elected by the General Assembly.
H. 3530 (Rep. J. Moore) — Adds Section 23-1-250 to require state and local law enforcement agencies to adopt and maintain a written policy regarding the use of taser devices or stun guns that meet or exceed the model policy to be developed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Council.
H. 3531 (Reps. J. Moore and Henegan) — Enacts the "Jamal Sutherland Justice Act" by adding Section 17-15-270 to provide for a mental health evaluation before a bond hearing after the arrest of a person from a mental health facility or institution.
H. 3532 (Reps. G. M. Smith, Pope, McCravy, B. Newton, West, Chapman, Burns, Wooten, Haddon and O'Neal) — Adds Section 17-15-270 to provide sentencing enhancements for persons who commit certain additional crimes while on pretrial release on bond.
H. 3533 (Rep. Thigpen) — Limits the circumstances in which a citizen may arrest, including taking the life of the person, to arrest a person who has entered a dwelling house without express or implied permission.
H. 3534 (Reps. Thigpen and Henegan) — Adds Article 21 to Chapter 3, Title 16 to enact the "Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights Act".
H. 3535 (Reps. White, Chumley and Beach) — Adds Section 2-19-115 to require candidates for the office of magistrate to be screened by the Judicial Merit Selection Commission.
H. 3536 (Reps. Burns, Chumley, Pace, Nutt and Beach) — Adds Section 42-9-50 to provide that adverse health conditions or death caused by an employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccine are compensable.
H. 3537 (Rep. Henegan) — Adds Sections 38-71-292 and 38-71-820 both to define terms and require insurers to include cost-sharing amounts paid when calculating an enrollee's contribution.
H. 3539 (Reps. Magnuson, Beach, Burns, Chumley, B. J. Cox, Cromer, Haddon, Harris, S. Jones, Kilmartin, Long, May, McCabe, A. M. Morgan, T. A. Morgan, O'Neal, Oremus, Pace, Trantham, White, McCravy, Leber and Nutt) — Enacts the "South Carolina Sovereignty Act".
H. 3540 (Reps. J. Moore and Henegan) — Enacts the "Black Farmer Restoration Program".
H. 3541 (Rep. J. Moore) — Adds Section 23-1-250 to provide it is unlawful for law enforcement officers to use excessive force when detaining or arresting persons.
H. 3543 (Reps. Thigpen and Wooten) — Enacts the "Law Enforcement Officers Helping Alleviate Lawful Obstruction (HALO) Act" by adding Section 16-3-1092 to provide that bystanders shall remain at least 12 feet away from law enforcement officers when the officers are apprehending, arresting, searching, or consulting an individual when the bystanders are recording the actions of the officers.
H. 3544 (Rep. Thigpen) — Adds Article 11 to Chapter 3, Title 23 to provide SLED shall establish "use of force" and "traffic stop" databases.
H. 3545 (Reps. Thigpen, Pace and Henegan) — Adds Section 23-1-243 to prohibit the destruction or deletion of data from a body-worn camera with the intent to alter or influence a criminal action, criminal investigation, internal police investigation, civil action, or potential civil action if notice is provided by the adverse party, or if litigation is reasonably anticipated.
H. 3546 (Rep. Thigpen) — Adds Article 22 to Chapter 13, Title 24 to provide that certain persons who have been wrongfully convicted of and imprisoned for a crime may recover the monetary value of the loss sustained through the wrongful conviction and imprisonment.
H. 3548 (Reps. Bernstein, Collins and Henegan) — Prohibits minors from entering a tobacco retail establishment.
H. 3549 (Reps. Harris, Burns, Chumley, Pace and Nutt) — Enacts the "South Carolina Prenatal Equal Protection Act of 2023".
H. 3552 (Reps. McCravy, G. M. Smith, Hiott, Pope, Haddon, S. Jones, Hyde, Magnuson, Gilliam, Bailey, T. Moore, Chumley, Oremus, May, Caskey, Cromer, Robbins, B. J. Cox, Crawford, Jordan, M. M. Smith, Nutt, Long, Vaughan, Willis, Thayer, Trantham, Beach, Gibson, J. E. Johnson, Hayes, Yow, Forrest, McCabe, West, Leber, Kilmartin, White, Ligon, Lawson, Chapman, Burns, Wooten and Pace) — Adds Article 7 to Chapter 11, Title 44 to ban abortions in this state with exceptions.
H. 3559 (Rep. Thigpen) — Reschedules flunitrazepam and gamma-hydroxybutyric acid as Schedule II controlled substances.
H. 3560 (Reps. Thigpen and Henegan) — Adds Article 12 to Chapter 31, Title 23 to provide for the authority of law enforcement officers to seize a person's firearms and ammunition if the person poses a risk of imminent personal injury to himself or other individuals.
H. 3561 (Reps. Thigpen and Pace) — Decriminalizes possession of 28 grams or one ounce or less of marijuana or 10 grams or less of hashish and authorizes law enforcement to issue a civil citation for possession of that same quantity of marijuana or hashish.
H. 3562 (Reps. Thigpen and Henegan) — Enacts the "South Carolina Medicaid Buy-In Act".
H. 3563 (Rep. Cobb-Hunter) — Provides for a sales tax exemption for feminine hygiene products.
H. 3564 (Reps. Gilliam and Burns) — Adds Section 11-1-130 to require companies that contract with the state to certify that they do not boycott or discriminate against certain companies.
H. 3565 (Reps. Gilliam, Burns and Pace) — Provides that state retirement funds must be invested solely to achieve a return for pension plan beneficiaries and not to achieve certain political and social objectives.
H. 3566 (Reps. Haddon, Beach, Burns, Chumley, B. J. Cox, Cromer, Harris, S. Jones, Kilmartin, Long, Magnuson, May, McCabe, A. M. Morgan, T. A. Morgan, O'Neal, Oremus, Pace, Trantham, White and Leber) — Provides that certain companies owned, in whole or in part, by the People's Republic of China or the Chinese Communist party may not own, lease, possess, or exercise any control over more than 100 acres of real estate in this state.
H. 3567 (Reps. Long, Beach, Burns, Chumley, B. J. Cox, Cromer, Haddon, Harris, S. Jones, Kilmartin, Magnuson, May, McCabe, A. M. Morgan, T. A. Morgan, O'Neal, Oremus, Pace, Trantham, White and Leber) — Provides that the Retirement Investment Commission may not invest public employee retirement funds in certain companies owned, in whole or in part, by the People's Republic of China or the Chinese Communist party.
H. 3569 (Rep. J. Moore) — Restores the former method of overriding the annual cap by a positive majority of the appropriate governing body and deleting the super majority requirement for overriding the cap for specific circumstances relating to the limit on annual property tax millage increases imposed by political subdivisions.
H. 3574 (Reps. Cromer and O'Neal) — Provides that beginning with those House members elected in the 2024 General Election or who take office after that date, once these persons have thereafter served four consecutive terms, they are not eligible to serve as a member of the House of Representatives.
H. 3575 (Rep. Hixon) — Deletes the requirement that the South Carolina Resources Authority must only issue bonds for those projects recommended to the authority by the Water Resources Coordinating Council.
H. 3577 (Rep. Rivers) — Adds Section 58-1-70 to provide that an electrical utility that owns or is responsible for operating an electrical substation has security cameras to monitor and record activities at the electrical substation and to define "electrical utility".
H. 3579 (Reps. Beach, Burns, Chumley and Pace) — Adds Section 44-41-90 to prohibit state or local funds from being used for the unlawful killing of an unborn person or for the benefit of any person or entity who provides funding for the unlawful killing of an unborn person.
H. 3580 (Reps. Bradley, Chumley and Taylor) — Prohibits a candidate from seeking nomination for more than one office in a single election.
H. 3584 (Rep. B. Newton) — Adds Section 7-17-110 to provide for the extension of an election protest filing deadline which falls on a legal holiday.
H. 3585 (Reps. Thigpen and Kilmartin) — Adds Article 15 to Chapter 9, Title 4 to provide a procedure by which the sheriff may be elected in a nonpartisan election.
H. 3590 (Rep. Rivers) — Creates study committee to examine the impact of the Jim Crow laws and slavery on public education in this state.
H. 3591 (Reps. G. M. Smith, Taylor, B. Newton, West, Pace and Haddon) — Proposes an amendment to repeal Section 4, Article XI of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to the prohibition against the state or its political subdivisions providing direct aid to religious or other private educational institutions.
H. 3594 (Reps. B. J. Cox, G. M. Smith, Lowe, Wooten, Hiott, Bailey, Beach, Burns, Caskey, Crawford, Cromer, Elliott, Forrest, Haddon, Hardee, Hixon, Hyde, Jordan, Ligon, Long, Magnuson, May, McCabe, McCravy, A. M. Morgan, T. A. Morgan, T. Moore, B. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, M. M. Smith, S. Jones, Taylor, Thayer, Trantham, Willis, Yow, West, Lawson, Chapman, Chumley, Leber, Mitchell, Pace and Harris) — Enacts the "South Carolina Constitutional Carry/Second Amendment Preservation Act of 2023".
H. 3595 (Rep. Henegan) — Allows for the use of an inscribed family bible or genealogical records as documentation of date of birth in certain circumstances.
H. 3604 (Reps. Bannister and G. M. Smith) — Authorizes the expenditure of funds from the contingency reserve fund for economic development projects and federal funds disbursed to the state in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and specifies the manner in which the funds may be expended.
H. 3606 (Rep. B. Newton) — Adds Section 7-13-42 to provide that the candidate who receives the largest number of votes cast for a given office in the primary of a political party is considered nominated.
H. 3607 (Rep. Sandifer) — Provides that the South Carolina Building Codes Council may deny the residential building codes within a certain time frame.
H. 3608 (Rep. Hixon) — Provides guidelines for the records of county real property sales and removes county auditor fees.
H. 3609 (Reps. Jefferson and Pendarvis) — Exempts heirs' property owned by certain disabled veterans.
H. 3610 (Rep. Beach) — Repeals Sections 44-7-160, 44-7-170, 44-7-180, 44-7-190, 44-7-200, 44-7-210, 44-7-220, 44-7-225, 44-7-230, and 44-7-240 relating to the Certificate of Need program.
H. 3611 (Rep. Beach) — Adds Article 2 to Chapter 32 of Title 1 to prohibit the state government from discriminating against certain individuals and organizations based on their beliefs regarding marriage and a person's sex.
H. 3612 (Rep. Beach) — Enacts the "South Carolina Constitutional Carry Act of 2023".
H. 3613 (Rep. Beach) — Adds Section 12-8-610 to provide that certain employers are not required to withhold income tax.
H. 3615 (Reps. Wooten, Ballentine, Caskey and Hixon) — Adds Section 16-3-760 so as to define necessary terms, creates the offense of cyber harassment, provides penalties, and delineates exceptions.
H. 3616 (Reps. Beach, Leber, Cromer, O'Neal, Pace, Harris and S. Jones) — Enacts the "Defense of Children's Innocence Act" by adding Section 6-1-200 to provide that any business where drag shows are held is deemed to be a sexually oriented business for all local ordinances relating to a sexually oriented business.
H. 3617 (Reps. Bernstein, Pope, Cobb-Hunter, Ballentine, Caskey, Jordan, W. Newton, B. Newton, Haddon, Elliott, Collins, J. E. Johnson, Henegan, Garvin, Alexander, Wheeler, Henderson-Myers, Hosey, Kirby, Weeks, Hart, Wetmore, W. Jones, Bauer, King and Crawford) — Increases the number of weeks of paid parental leave in the event of the birth or adoption of a child for eligible state employees.
H. 3619 (Reps. Bustos, Pope, T. Moore, Wooten, Taylor, McCabe, Pedalino and Leber) — Provides, under certain circumstances, no governmental agency shall disclose identifying information of members of execution teams or the details regarding the procurement of certain drugs used in the administration of the death penalty and provides the intent of this section is to ensure the absolute confidentiality of identifying information of persons or entities involved in the planning or execution of death sentences.
H. 3681 (Reps. West, Long, Rutherford, Bannister, Bradley, Chumley, Hiott and Hixon) — Adds Section 44-95-45 to provide that political subdivisions of this state may not enact any laws, ordinances, or rules pertaining to ingredients, flavors, or licensing of cigarettes, electronic smoking devices, e-liquid, vapor products, tobacco products, or alternative nicotine products.
H. 3682 (Reps. Murphy, Wetmore, Bailey, Rose, Crawford and Brewer) — Removes provisions regarding a lien on the seized animal relating to the care of animals after the arrest of the owner.
H. 3685 (Rep. Hixon) — Adds Section 7-5-115 so as to, among other things, provide that only an elector registered as a member of a certified political party may vote in that party's primary or advisory referendum unless the state executive committee of the party takes action to allow electors registered as independent voters unaffiliated with a political party to participate.
H. 3691 (Rep. G. M. Smith) — Adds Section 17-5-135 to allow coroners to possess and administer opioid antidotes under certain circumstances.
H. 3692 (Reps. Bauer, J. L. Johnson and McDaniel) — Clarifies that any person may petition for a surname change regardless of whether a spouse, if any, has petitioned for the same surname change.
H. 3693 (Rep. Beach) — Enacts the "No Compliance Required Authorization Passport Act" by adding Section 44-1-320 to prohibit the development and enforcement of a vaccine passport.
H. 3695 (Rep. Beach) — Adds Section 7-5-200 so as to, among other things, provide that an elector must be registered as a member of a certified political party for a certain period of time prior to the date of that party's partisan primary or advisory referendum in order to participate, and require that voter registration applications allow an applicant to indicate a preference to be affiliated with a certified political party.