South Carolina Legislature


Acts
2018 Session

Listed below are the Acts from the 2018 Legislative Session. Following each Act number are the Ratification number (preceded by an R), the bill number (preceded by an H for House or an S for Senate), a brief description and the date the Act became effective. An Act will not be added to this page until it has been assigned an Act Number. The full text of an Act is included in the linked page. There is also a list of new laws listed by Effective Date.

Act No. 127 (R131, S456) Word format
-- Motorcycle Beginner's permits. Effective February 5, 2018
Act No. 128 (R132, S680) Word format
-- Florence County voting precincts. Effective July 1, 2017
Act No. 129 (R133, S882) Word format
-- Code volumes; To adopt volumes 15A and 18. See Act
Act No. 130 (R134, H4180) Word format
-- Boundary lines of Beaufort and Jasper counties. Effective February 7, 2018
Act No. 131 (R135, S297) Word format
-- Security officers. Effective February 12, 2018
Act No. 132 (R136, H3653) Word format
-- Manufacturing or industrial facilities. Effective February 12, 2018
Act No. 133 (R137, H4268) Word format
-- Horry County voting precincts. Effective February 12, 2018
Act No. 134 (R138, S105) Word format
-- Automatic stay, contested cases in the Administrative Law Court. Effective March 12, 2018
Act No. 135 (R139, S185) Word format
-- Funeral service providers. Effective March 12, 2018
Act No. 136 (R140, S884) Word format
-- Voting precincts in Greenwood County. Effective March 12, 2018
Act No. 137 (R141, S885) Word format
-- Voting precincts in Newberry County. Effective March 12, 2018
Act No. 138 (R143, H3649) Word format
-- Architectural Examiners Board. Effective March 12, 2018
Act No. 139 (R144, H3929) Word format
-- Agricultural animal facilities. Effective March 12, 2018
Act No. 140 (R145, H4005) Word format
-- SC Native Plant Week. Effective March 12, 2018
Act No. 141 (R148, H4858) Word format
-- Dr. Ronald McNair Day. Effective March 12, 2018
Act No. 142 (R151, H4977) Word format
-- Governor and Lieutenant Governor Restructuring. Effective March 15, 2018
Act No. 143 (R149, H3926) Word format
-- Pharmacy Practice Act. Effective March 20, 2018
Act No. 144 (R152, H3442) Word format
-- Adoption. Effective April 4, 2018
Act No. 145 (R153, H3513) Word format
-- Retired educator teaching certificates. Effective April 4, 2018
Act No. 146 (R154, H3701) Word format
-- Foster Care. Effective April 4, 2018
Act No. 147 (R155, H4729) Word format
-- Alcoholic liquor retail license. Effective April 4, 2018
Act No. 148 (R156, H4868) Word format
-- PEBA audit. Effective April 4, 2018
Act No. 149 (R157, H4869) Word format
-- Employment termination, payments. Effective April 4, 2018
Act No. 150 (R158, H4870) Word format
-- Voting precincts, Lancaster County. Effective April 4, 2018
Act No. 151 (R160, H4981) Word format
-- Voting precincts, York County. Effective April 4, 2018
Act No. 152 (R161, H3591) Word format
-- First Steps. Effective April 12, 2018
Act No. 153 (R162, S340) Word format
-- Poet Laureate. Effective April 17, 2018
Act No. 154 (R164, S1014) Word format
-- Regional Health Services Board of Directors. Effective April 17, 2018
Act No. 155 (R165, S1038) Word format
-- Capital projects sales tax. Effective April 17, 2018
Act No. 156 (R166, S1101) Word format
-- Private For-Profit pipeline companies. Effective April 17, 2018
Act No. 157 (R168, S1144) Word format
-- Newberry County Voting precincts. Effective April 17, 2018
Act No. 158 (R169, H4654) Word format
-- Insurance producers. Effective April 17, 2018
Act No. 159 (R170, S499) Word format
-- Driver's licenses. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 160 (R171, S805) Word format
-- Children's Advocacy Department. Effective July 1, 2019
Act No. 161 (R172, S937) Word format
-- Denmark Technical College. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 162 (R173, S1041) Word format
-- Vulnerable adults. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 163 (R175, H3177) Word format
-- Native American Indian Groups. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 164 (R176, H3698) Word format
-- Striped bass, intracoastal waterway in Horry County. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 165 (R177, H3699) Word format
-- Health information. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 166 (R178, H3822) Word format
-- Controlled substance schedules. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 167 (R179, H4411) Word format
-- Coastal Zone Management Appellate Panel. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 168 (R180, H4488) Word format
-- Prescription Monitoring Program. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 169 (R182, H4600) Word format
-- Opioid antidote, prescriptions to community organizations. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 170 (R183, H4644) Word format
-- Solid Waste Emergency Fund. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 171 (R184, H4655) Word format
-- SC Insurance Data Security Act. Effective January 1, 2019
Act No. 172 (R185, H4656) Word format
-- Reinsurance credits. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 173 (R186, H4683) Word format
-- Beachfront Management Reform Act. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 174 (R187, H4704) Word format
-- Permits to utilize critical areas. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 175 (R188, H4832) Word format
-- Foster care review board. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 176 (R190, H4946) Word format
-- Shellfish permits. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 177 (R192, H5038) Word format
-- Pharmacy benefit manager. Effective May 3, 2018
Act No. 178 (R194, S27) Word format
-- Superintendent of Education, appointment by the Governor. Effective May 15, 2018
Act No. 179 (R195, S28) Word format
-- High school students, religious instruction, elective credit. Effective July 1, 2018
Act No. 180 (R196, S67) Word format
-- Redevelopment fees. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 181 (R197, S79) Word format
-- Fibroid Tumor Awareness Month. Effective May 15, 2018
Act No. 182 (R198, S131) Word format
-- Disturbing schools. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 183 (R199, S170) Word format
-- Child fatality review team. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 184 (R200, S176) Word format
-- Drones, unlawful operation at corrections and local detention facilities. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 185 (R201, S302) Word format
-- Physical education. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 186 (R202, S337) Word format
-- Credit unions. Effective May 15, 2018
Act No. 187 (R204, S506) Word format
-- State of emergency, prescription refills by pharmacists. Effective May 15, 2018
Act No. 188 (R205, S567) Word format
-- SC Amusement Rides Safety Code. Effective May 15, 2018
Act No. 189 (R206, S648) Word format
-- Surplus property of Midlands Tech.. Effective May 15, 2018
Act No. 190 (R208, S758) Word format
-- Waterfowl hunting on Lake Blalock. Effective May 15, 2018
Act No. 191 (R209, S810) Word format
-- Pawn transactions. See Act
Act No. 192 (R210, S812) Word format
-- Raffles. Effective May 15, 2018
Act No. 193 (R211, S820) Word format
-- Temporary alcohol permits, referendum vote. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 194 (R212, S857) Word format
-- Will Lou Gray Opportunity School Board of Trustees. Effective May 15, 2018
Act No. 195 (R213, S862) Word format
-- Securities Commissioners' investigations and subpoenas. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 196 (R214, S874) Word format
-- Emergency vehicles. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 197 (R215, S877) Word format
-- Appraisal management company registration requirements. Effective May 15, 2018
Act No. 198 (R216, S888) Word format
-- Public school faculty members, unused leave. Effective May 15, 2018
Act No. 199 (R217, S891) Word format
-- Newborns, information available to parents, safe sleep practices and causes of SUID. See Act
Act No. 200 (R218, S913) Word format
-- Youth Hunting Day. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 201 (R219, S918) Word format
-- Opioid prescriptions, limits, prescription report cards. See Act
Act No. 202 (R220, S928) Word format
-- Special purpose districts, transfer of art to nonprofits. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 203 (R221, S933) Word format
-- Red Drum, catch limits. Effective July 1, 2018
Act No. 204 (R222, S959) Word format
-- Graffiti vandalism. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 205 (R223, S1027) Word format
-- Unemployment. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 206 (R224, S1042) Word format
-- Insurance, definitions. Effective May 15, 2018
Act No. 207 (R225, S1044) Word format
-- Trout, catch and release zone on the Saluda River. Effective July 1, 2018
Act No. 208 (R226, S1083) Word format
-- Temporary license plates. See Act
Act No. 209 (R227, S1099) Word format
-- SC Mining Act. Effective May 15, 2018
Act No. 210 (R228, S1111) Word format
-- Cobia, size and possession limits. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 211 (R249, H4116) Word format
-- Medical Practice Act. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 212 (R250, H4117) Word format
-- Prescription Monitoring Program. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 213 (R251, H4434) Word format
-- Dyslexia. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 214 (R252, H4458) Word format
-- Littering. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 215 (R253, H4479) Word format
-- Law Enforcement Training Council, hearings, misconduct. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 216 (R255, H4487) Word format
-- Controlled substances, scheduling. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 217 (R257, H4612) Word format
-- General and mechanical contractor licensure, financial statements. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 218 (R258, H4628) Word format
-- Telephone Privacy Protection Act. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 219 (R259, H4657) Word format
-- Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations, penalties for violations of state and federal laws. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 220 (R260, H4672) Word format
-- Driver's licenses, vision screening requirements. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 221 (R263, H4698) Word format
-- Medical licenses, examination requirements, exceptions, disability retirement. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 222 (R264, H4705) Word format
-- Religious counselors designated as mandated reporters. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 223 (R265, H4715) Word format
-- Watercraft, demonstration numbers, certificate of numbers, fees, annual renewal. Effective January 1, 2020
Act No. 224 (R266, H4727) Word format
-- Conservation Bank Trust Fund. Effective July 1, 2018
Act No. 225 (R267, H4795) Word format
-- Dealer and motor vehicle dealer, definitions revised. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 226 (R268, H4799) Word format
-- Wild turkey hunting. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 227 (R269, H4807) Word format
-- Wild turkey seasons. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 228 (R270, H4913) Word format
-- Penn Center Heritage Day. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 229 (R271, H4962) Word format
-- Title insurers, retaliatory tax computation. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 230 (R274, H5042) Word format
-- School district fiscal practices and budgetary issues, placing district on fiscal watch. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 231 (R275, H5063) Word format
-- Home-based food production operations. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 232 (R276, H5152) Word format
-- Cotton bales in warehouse, identification tag, numbers, and stickers. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 233 (R277, H5153) Word format
-- Workers' Compensation Commission hearings. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 234 (R203, S345) Word format
-- Advanced practice registered nurses, scope and standards of practice. Effective July 1, 2018
Act No. 235 (R233, H3068) Word format
-- Uniform Athlete Agents Act. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 236 (R234, H3139) Word format
-- Alcohol permits, soccer complexes. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 237 (R236, H3195) Word format
-- Sickle Cell Day. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 238 (R238, H3329) Word format
-- Human trafficking. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 239 (R239, H3440) Word format
-- Commission for the Blind. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 240 (R240, H3622) Word format
-- Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgery. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 241 (R241, H3775) Word format
-- Birth certificates of adopted children. Effective July 1, 2019
Act No. 242 (R242, H3819) Word format
-- Opioid analgesics, prescriptions to minors. See Act
Act No. 243 (R243, H3826) Word format
-- Prescriptions. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 244 (R244, H3865) Word format
-- SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 245 (R245, H3886) Word format
-- Homeowner's Associations. Effective May 17, 2018
Act No. 246 (R246, H3895) Word format
-- Revenue and Fiscal Affairs. Effective July 1, 2018
Act No. 247 (R247, H4077) Word format
-- Exceptional Needs Children's Fund, income tax credit, grants. See Act
Act No. 248 (R254, H4486) Word format
-- Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact Act. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 249 (R256, H4601) Word format
-- Addiction counselors. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 250 (R261, H4673) Word format
-- Revocation of certain beneficiary designations. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 251 (R262, H4675) Word format
-- Captive insurance companies. Effective May 18, 2018
Act No. 252 (R282, H3549) Word format
-- Alcohol. Effective May 25, 2018
Act No. 253 (R283, H4875) Word format
-- SC Solar Habitat Act. Effective May 25, 2018




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