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H*3125 (Rat #0188, Act #0171 of 2014) General Bill, By Hodges, M.S. McLeod, Mitchell, Whipper, R.L. Brown, Hiott, Toole, Hardee, Cobb-Hunter, Dillard and Robinson-Simpson
Summary: Microenterprise Development Act
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "MICROENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 55 TO TITLE 11 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SHALL ESTABLISH THE MICROENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM TO PROMOTE AND FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF MICROENTERPRISES IN THIS STATE AND TO DEFINE "MICROENTERPRISE" AS A BUSINESS, WHETHER NEW OR EXISTING, INCLUDING STARTUP, HOME-BASED, AND SELF EMPLOYMENT, WITH FIVE OR FEWER EMPLOYEES; TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL AWARD GRANTS TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO MAKE LOANS AND DEVELOP LOAN SOURCES; TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA TO BE CONSIDERED IN AWARDING GRANTS; TO PROVIDE THAT AUTHORIZED FUNDS MAY BE AWARDED AS A GRANT TO MICROLOAN DELIVERY ORGANIZATIONS AND THAT SUCH GRANTS MUST BE MATCHED BY NONSTATE FUNDS; TO PROVIDE THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH GRANT FUNDS MAY BE EXPENDED; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN PROVISIONS THAT MUST BE IN A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT AND A STATEWIDE MICROLENDING SUPPORT ORGANIZATION; AND TO REQUIRE THE STATE TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY; AND TO ESTABLISH A CLEAN ENERGY INDUSTRY MANUFACTURING MARKET DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION TO ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, MATERIALS, AND PRODUCTS IN THIS STATE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AND THEIR POWERS AND DUTIES, INCLUDING, CONDUCTING AN ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE CLEAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN THE STATE AND OF THE MARKET AND EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL, RECOMMENDING INCENTIVES FOR DEVELOPING CLEAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING AND FOR DEVELOPING CATEGORIES OF CLEAN ENERGY MARKETS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION SHALL ISSUE A FINAL REPORT BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2015, AT WHICH TIME THE COMMISSION IS DISSOLVED UNLESS OTHERWISE EXTENDED. - ratified title
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12/11/12House Prefiled
12/11/12House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
01/08/13House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 96)
01/08/13House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 96)
01/10/13House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: M.S.McLeod
04/10/13House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Mitchell
04/17/13House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Whipper, R.L.Brown
04/18/13House Committee report: Favorable Ways and Means (House Journal-page 20)
04/24/13House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hiott, Toole, Hardee, Cobb-Hunter, Dillard
04/24/13House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Norman, Atwater, Felder, Wells, Taylor, Ryhal, Brannon, Wood, Allison, Forrester, Edge, Jefferson, Southard, Crosby, Whipper (House Journal-page 125)
05/01/13House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Robinson-Simpson
05/15/13House Debate adjourned until Thur., 5-16-13 (House Journal-page 26)
05/30/13House Read second time (House Journal-page 86)
05/30/13House Roll call Yeas-49 Nays-37 (House Journal-page 87)
05/30/13House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 88)
05/31/13House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 3)
06/04/13Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 15)
06/04/13Senate Referred to Committee on Finance (Senate Journal-page 15)
04/09/14Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Finance (Senate Journal-page 22)
04/11/14 Scrivener's error corrected
04/29/14Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 20)
04/29/14Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 20)
04/30/14Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 35)
05/01/14House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 41)
05/01/14House Roll call Yeas-96 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 42)
05/15/14 Ratified R 188
05/16/14 Signed By Governor
05/27/14 Effective date See Act for Effective Date
06/02/14 Act No. 171



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