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Acts
2014 Session
Listed in Order by Effective Date

Listed below are the Acts from the 2014 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 in order by Act Number.

Acts With Multiple Effective Dates
(These acts have multiple effective dates or other special circumstances. They are not listed below by effective date.)
Act No. 121 (R124, S22) Word format
-- SC Restructuring Act of 2014. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 133 (R145, H3027) Word format
-- Property tax assessments. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 134 (R146, H3089) Word format
-- Income tax deductions. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 150 (R159, H3592) Word format
-- Energy Independence and Sustainable Construction Act of 2007. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 155 (R170, H3919) Word format
--Exit exam requirement to graduate high school. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 171 (R188, H3125) Word format
--Microenterprise Development Act. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 180 (R197, H4644) Word format
--Real Estate Appraisers License and Certification Act. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 191 (R215, S569) Word format
--Competitive Insurance Act. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 192 (R216, S657) Word format
--Magistrate jury areas. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 200 (R252, H3893) Word format
--Statewide education standards and assessments. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 206 (R259, H4630) Word format
--Law enforcement certification. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 213 (R207, S343) Word format
--Uniform Commercial Code. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 219 (R227, S1032) Word format
-- Coastal zone critical areas. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 223 (R248, H3512) Word format
--Alcoholic liquors. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 224 (R249, H3540) Word format
--Removal of officers by the Governor. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 243 (R272, S809) Word format
--Capital project sales tax. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 247 (R276, S894) Word format
--Criminal Justice Academy. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 248 (R277, S897) Word format
--Solicitors Office. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 253 (R300, H4399) Word format
--Alcohol permits. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 254 (R301, H4543) Word format
--Blue catfish. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 259 (R269, S437) Word format
--Property tax. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 267 (R291, H3021) Word format
--Iran Divestment Act. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 275 (R319, H3905) Word format
--Back to Basics in Education Act of 2013. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 277 (R321, H4944) Word format
--Multiple lot discount. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 278 (R322, H5040) Word format
--Old Jacksonborough Historic District Authority. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 279 (R297, H3644) Word
--Clean Energy Industry Market Development Advisory Council. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 284 (R313, S516) Word format
--Read To Succeed Act. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 286 (R304, H4701) Word format
--FY 2014-15 Appropriations Bill. See Act for Effective Date.
Act No. 289 (R323, S825) Word format
--Ad Valorem Taxation. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 298 (R305, H4702) Word format
--Capital Reserve Fund. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 301 (R261, H4775) Word format
--Anderson County School Districts. See Act for Effective Date

Effective July 1, 2015
Act No. 227 (R232, S1071) Word format
--Game zones. Effective July 1, 2015

Effective January 1, 2015
Act No. 145 (R153, S148) Word format
-- Identity theft protection. Effective January 1, 2015
Act No. 164 (R177, S908) Word format
--Risk-based capital. Effective January 1, 2015
Act No. 222 (R230, S1036) Word format
--Dental Sedation Act. Effective January 1, 2015
Act No. 266 (R286, S1100) Word format
--Unemployment benefits. Effective January 1, 2015
Act No. 321 (R225, S1000) Word format
--License plates. Effective January 1, 2015

Effective October 1, 2014
Act No. 158 (R166, S137) Word format
--DUI and DUS for person under 21 years of age. Effective October 1, 2014

Effective August 27, 2014
Act No. 296 (R314, S813) Word format
--Public library trespass. Effective August 27, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014
Act No. 132 (R137, H4521) Word format
-- Jasper County voting precincts. Effective July 1, 2014
Act No. 140 (R139, S699) Word format
-- Inspection fee on the distribution or sale of commercial fertilizer. Effective July 1, 2014
Act No. 169 (R183, S1180) Word format
--York County voting precincts. Effective July 1, 2014
Act No. 172 (R189, H3561) Word format
--Accommodation tax. Effective July 1, 2014
Act No. 176 (R193, H4467) Word format
--Berkeley County voting precincts. Effective July 1, 2014
Act No. 207 (R260, H4643) Word format
--Professional licensing fees. Effective July 1, 2014
Act No. 212 (R266, H5159) Word format
--Chester County voting precincts. Effective July 1, 2014
Act No. 237 (R242, S1214) Word format
--Spartanburg County voting precincts. Effective July 1, 2014
Act No. 242 (R271, S474) Word format
--Admissions license tax. Effective July 1, 2014

Effective June 24, 2014
Act No. 290 (R324, S940) Word format
--Capital improvement sales and use tax. Effective June 24, 2014

Effective June 23, 2014
Act No. 291 (R325, H3124) Word format
--Child abuse. Effective June 23, 2014
Act No. 292 (R326, H3149) Word format
--Precious metals. Effective June 23, 2014
Act No. 293 (R327, H4061) Word format
--State Board of Education. Effective June 23, 2014
Act No. 294 (R328, H4354) Word format
--Right of patients regarding medical records. Effective June 23, 2014
Act No. 295 (R329, H4665) Word format
--Childcare facility. Effective June 23, 2014

Effective June 18, 2014
Act No. 287 (R295, H3428) Word format
--First Steps to School Readiness Initiative. Effective June 18, 2014

Effective June 12, 2014
Act No. 288 (R318, H3853) Word format
--Alternative Education Campus. Effective June 12, 2014
Act No. 319 (R287, S1305) Word format
--Seasons, Limits, Methods or take and special use restrictions on wildlife management areas (D. No. 4443). Effective June 12, 2014

Effective June 11, 2014
Act No. 283 (R294, H3411) Word format
--Hair braiding. Effective June 11, 2014

Effective June 10, 2014
Act No. 280 (R316, H3014) Word format
--Veterans Treatment Court Program Act. Effective June 10, 2014
Act No. 281 (R317, H3102) Word format
--Jaidonís Law. Effective June 10, 2014
Act No. 282 (R278, S909) Word format
--Captive insurance companies. Effective June 10, 2014

Effective June 9, 2014
Act No. 258 (R267, S75) Word format
--Licensure of real estate brokers and salesmen. Effective June 9, 2014
Act No. 260 (R270, S459) Word format
--Use of cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. Effective June 9, 2014
Act No. 261 (R280, S985) Word format
--Fairness in Lodging Act. Effective June 9, 2014
Act No. 262 (R282, S988) Word format
--Geodetic survey. Effective June 9, 2014
Act No. 268 (R296, H3459) Word format
--South Carolina Board of Accountancy. Effective June 9, 2014
Act No. 269 (R298, H3959) Word format
--Sexual exploitation of a minor. Effective June 9, 2014
Act No. 270 (R299, H4348) Word format
--Child visitation. Effective June 9, 2014
Act No. 271 (R302, H4550) Word format
--Long Term Health Care Administrators. Effective June 9, 2014
Act No. 272 (R308, H4840) Word format
--High School Equivalency Diploma Accessibility Act. Effective June 9, 2014
Act No. 274 (R310, H5014) Word format
--Commercial driver license. Effective June 9, 2014
Act No. 276 (R320, H4560) Word format
--Expungement of criminal records. Effective June 9, 2014
Act No. 285 (R315, S999) Word format
--Driverís license. Effective June 9, 2014

Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 241 (R268, S176) Word format
--Magistrate courts. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 244 (R273, S840) Word format
--Prescription Monitoring Program. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 245 (R274, S872) Word format
--Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 246 (R275, S876) Word format
--Deer hunting. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 249 (R279, S964) Word format
--Property tax millage. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 250 (R281, S986) Word format
--Hunting, fishing, or trapping. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 251 (R292, H3361) Word format
--Domestic abuse. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 252 (R293, H3365) Word format
--Mental health counseling. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 255 (R303, H4673) Word format
--Landowners liability. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 256 (R306, H4732) Word format
--Party conventions or party primary elections. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 257 (R307, H4788) Word format
--Spirit of 45 Day. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 263 (R283, S1008) Word format
--SC Retirement System. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 264 (R284, S1026) Word format
--Contractor payment bonds. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 265 (R285, S1099) Word format
--Unemployment benefits. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 273 (R309, H4864) Word format
--Vegetable and flower seed containers and tags. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 299 (R288, S1311) Word format
--Aiken County School Board. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 302 (R290, S1341) Word format
--Barnwell County School Consolidation Planning Committee. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 305 (R289, S1329) Word format
--Edgefield County School District Board of Trustees. Effective June 6, 2014
Act No. 322 (R311, H5084) Word format
--Budget and Control Board. Effective June 6, 2014

Effective June 5, 2014
Act No. 303 (R312, H5316) Word format
--Snow days. Effective June 5, 2014

Effective June 3, 2014
Act No. 232 (R237, S1172) Word format
--Arts Commission. Effective June 3, 2014

Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 184 (R206, S294) Word format
--Local accommodation tax revenues. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 185 (R208, S356) Word format
--Notaries Public. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 186 (R209, S440) Word format
--Use of restraints on juvenile defendants. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 187 (R211, S495) Word format
--Charitable organizations. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 188 (R212, S503) Word format
--Beach Preservation Act . Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 189 (R213, S560) Word format
--Railroad or electric railway. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 190 (R214, S561) Word format
--Nonferrous metals. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 193 (R217, S687) Word format
--Blind Person's Right To Parent Act. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 194 (R218, S779) Word format
--Lotteries. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 195 (R219, S812) Word format
--Rural Infrastructure Authority. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 196 (R220, S815) Word format
--Candidate nominations. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 197 (R221, S826) Word format
--Worker's compensation insurance. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 198 (R247, H3134) Word format
--Methods of entering a satisfaction of mortgage. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 199 (R251, H3626) Word format
--Motorsports entertainment complex. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 201 (R253, H3904) Word format
--Motor vehicle dealers. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 202 (R255, H4383) Word format
--Special license plates. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 203 (R256, H4408) Word format
--Child Fatality Advisory Committee. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 204 (R257, H4527) Word format
--A Day of Recognition for Veterans' Spouses and Families. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 205 (R258, H4551) Word format
--Great White Shark. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 208 (R262, H4871) Word format
--Charter schools. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 209 (R263, H4916) Word format
--Notice requirements of an insurer. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 210 (R264, H4922) Word format
--Veterans. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 211 (R265, H4945) Word format
-- Catch limits on certain fish. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 215 (R222, S828) Word format
--Convention and Trade show center. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 216 (R223, S839) Word format
--Industrial Hemp. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 217 (R224, S998) Word format
-- Dealer licenses. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 218 (R226, S1007) Word format
-- Mortgage foreclosures. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 220 (R228, S1033) Word format
-- Out-of-state businesses. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 221 (R229, S1035) Word format
-- Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Treatment Research Act. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 225 (R254, H3958) Word format
--Coroners. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 226 (R231, S1065) Word format
--Self-Storage facilities. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 228 (R233, S1076) Word format
--Law enforcement personnel. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 229 (R234, S1085) Word format
--Transportation infrastructure. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 230 (R235, S1089) Word format
--State Ports Authority. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 231 (R236, S1136) Word format
--Barbecue. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 233 (R238, S1173) Word format
--Prisoner of War Medal. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 234 (R239, S1177) Word format
--Wildlife management areas. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 235 (R240, S1178) Word format
--Hunters. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 236 (R241, S1189) Word format
--Distributed Energy Resource Program Act. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 238 (R243, S1219) Word format
--Teacher salaries. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 239 (R245, S1295) Word format
--Midlands Technical College Commission. Effective June 2, 2014
Act No. 240 (R246, S1307) Word format
--Laurens County voting precincts. Effective June 2, 2014

Effective May 29, 2014
Act No. 214 (R210, S446) Word format
--Lieutenant Governor. Effective May 29, 2014
Act No. 297 (R250, H3541) Word format
--Adjutant General (Constitutional Amendment). Effective May 29, 2014
Act No. 318 (R244, S1233) Word format
--Annuity mortality tables for use in determining reserve liabilities for annuities (D. No. 4453). Effective May 29, 2014

Effective May 28, 2014
Act No. 183 (R203, H5225) Word format
--West Florence Fire District. Effective May 28, 2014
Act No. 312 (R204, H5253) Word format
--Snow days. Effective May 28, 2014

Effective May 22, 2014
Act No. 317 (R185, S1198) Word format
--Water Pollution Control Permits (D. No. 4444). Effective May 22, 2014

Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 162 (R174, S764) Word format
--Vulnerable Adult Guardian Ad Litem Program. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 163 (R175, S817) Word format
--Commission on National and Community Service. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 165 (R178, S913) Word format
--Falconry. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 166 (R179, S983) Word format
--Endometriosis Awareness Month. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 167 (R180, S997) Word format
--Speech pathologist and audiologist. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 168 (R181, S1010) Word format
--Tom Yawkey Center Trust Fund. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 170 (R187, H3098) Word format
--Long-term care facility. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 173 (R190, H3567) Word format
--Mental health. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 174 (R191, H3939) Word format
--Beaufort County Board of Elections and Registration. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 175 (R192, H4259) Word format
--Military Service Integrity and Preservation Act. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 177 (R194, H4482) Word format
--Official State Fossil. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 178 (R195, H4561) Word format
--Interstate Boating Violator Compact. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 179 (R196, H4578) Word format
--Modular Buildings Construction Act. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 181 (R198, H4646) Word format
--Governors School for Science and Mathematics. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 182 (R200, H4993) Word format
--Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 304 (R186, S1284) Word format
--Reapportion election districts for Colleton County School District Boards of Trustees. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 309 (R202, H5134) Word format
--Newberry County Board of Education. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 314 (R184, S1194) Word format
--Summer reading program funds. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 315 (R199, H4921) Word format
--Teachersí salaries. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 323 (R176, S900) Word format
--Study Committee on Expungement of Criminal Offenses. Effective May 16, 2014
Act No. 324 (R182, S1034) Word format
--Revised Code Volumes 5 and 8. Effective May 16, 2014

Effective April 14, 2014
Act No. 156 (R171, H4574) Word format
--Environmental Certification Board. Effective April 14, 2014
Act No. 157 (R172, H4604) Word format
--Engineering, licensure. Effective April 14, 2014
Act No. 159 (R167, S714) Word format
--Captive Alligator Propagation Act. Effective April 14, 2014
Act No. 160 (R168, S842) Word format
--Veteran's unclaimed cremated remains. Effective April 14, 2014
Act No. 161 (R169, S1028) Word format
--Watercraft on Tugalo Lake. Effective April 14, 2014
Act No. 311 (R173, H4820) Word format
--Clover School District 2. Effective April 14, 2014

Effective April 7, 2014
Act No. 144 (R152, S19) Word format
-- Bond revocations. Effective April 7, 2014
Act No. 146 (R154, S405) Word format
-- Administrative Law Judges. Effective April 7, 2014
Act No. 147 (R156, S1031) Word format
-- Golf courses. Effective April 7, 2014
Act No. 148 (R157, H3231) Word format
-- Department of Transportation. Effective April 7, 2014
Act No. 149 (R158, H3410) Word format
-- Regional Education Centers. Effective April 7, 2014
Act No. 151 (R160, H3784) Word format
-- National Guard College Assistance Program. Effective April 7, 2014
Act No. 152 (R161, H3978) Word format
-- Medicaid Nursing Home Permits. Effective April 7, 2014
Act No. 153 (R162, H4347) Word format
-- Children's Advocacy Medical Response System Act. Effective April 7, 2014
Act No. 154 (R163, H4541) Word format
-- Fishing along the Little Pee Dee River. Effective April 7, 2014
Act No. 300 (R164, H4633) Word format
--Anderson County Board of Education. Effective April 7, 2014
Act No. 308 (R155, S798) Word format
--Marlboro County School Board. Effective April 7, 2014
Act No. 310 (R165, H4819) Word format
--Rock Hill School District 3. Effective April 7, 2014

Effective March 13, 2014
Act No. 135 (R147, H3367) Word format
-- Charitable Funds Act. Effective March 13, 2014
Act No. 136 (R148, H3563) Word format
-- Self-Service Storage Facility Act. Effective March 13, 2014
Act No. 137 (R149, H4468) Word format
-- Horry County voting precincts. Effective March 13, 2014
Act No. 138 (R151, H4647) Word format
-- Laurens County voting precincts. Effective March 13, 2014
Act No. 139 (R138, S558) Word format
-- Restrictions placed on use of watercraft on Lakes in Spartanburg County. Effective March 13, 2014
Act No. 141 (R141, S957) Word format
-- Dorchester County voting precincts. Effective march 13, 2014
Act No. 142 (R142, S989) Word format
-- Greenwood County voting precincts. Effective March 13, 2014
Act No. 143 (R143, S995) Word format
-- York County voting precincts. Effective March 13, 2014
Act No. 307 (R140, S921) Word format
--lorence School District No. 5. Effective March 13, 2014
Act No. 316 (R144, S1001) Word format
--Criminal Justice Academy. Effective March 13, 2014

Effective March 12, 2014
Act No. 313 (R150, H4576) Word format
--Snow days. Effective March 12, 2014

Effective March 4, 2014
Act No. 124 (R128, S689) Word format
-- Anderson County voting precincts added and revised. Effective March 4, 2014
Act No. 125 (R129, S807) Word format
-- Lexington County voting precincts. Effective March 4, 2014
Act No. 126 (R130, S953) Word format
-- Internal Revenue Code. Effective March 4, 2014
Act No. 127 (R131, S987) Word format
-- Spartanburg County voting precincts. Effective March 4, 2014
Act No. 128 (R133, H3623) Word format
-- Automobile insurance. Effective March 4, 2014
Act No. 129 (R134, H3847) Word format
-- Computer Monitor Manufacturers. Effective March 4, 2014
Act No. 130 (R135, H4475) Word format
-- Aiken County voting precincts. Effective March 4, 2014
Act No. 131 (R136, H4497) Word format
-- Beaufort County voting precincts. Effective March 4, 2014
Act No. 306 (R132, S1002) Word format
--Fairfield County School District. Effective March 4, 2014

Effective February 11, 2014
Act No. 123 (R127, S308) Word format
-- Firearms. Effective February 11, 2014

Effective January 27, 2014
Act No. 122 (R126, S671) Word format
-- Edgefield County voting precincts. Effective January 27, 2014
Act No. 320 (R125, S502) Word format
--Starr-IVA Water. Effective January 27, 2014




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