South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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S. 218

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senators Massey, Bennett, Alexander, Bryant, Rice, Gregory, Corbin, Martin, Campsen, Turner and Young
Document Path: l:\s-res\asm\016empl.dmr.asm.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2017
Introduced in the House on February 9, 2017
Passed by the General Assembly on March 23, 2017

Summary: Employee benefit

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/10/2017  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 113)
   1/10/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (Senate Journal-page 113)
   1/26/2017  Senate  Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (Senate Journal-page 11)
   1/31/2017  Senate  Special order, set for January 31, 2017 
                        (Senate Journal-page 35)
    2/2/2017  Senate  Debate interrupted
    2/7/2017  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 14)
    2/7/2017  Senate  Roll call Ayes-32  Nays-8 (Senate Journal-page 14)
    2/8/2017  Senate  Read third time and sent to House 
                        (Senate Journal-page 20)
    2/9/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 16)
    2/9/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (House Journal-page 16)
    3/7/2017  House   Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (House Journal-page 4)
    3/9/2017  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s). Sandifer, Toole, Forrest, 
                        West, Whitmire, Allison, Bedingfield, Anderson, 
                        Loftis, Weeks, Hart, Felder, Hixon 
                        (House Journal-page 12)
   3/22/2017  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 69)
   3/22/2017  House   Roll call Yeas-73  Nays-29 (House Journal-page 73)
   3/23/2017  House   Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 49)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/10/2017
1/26/2017
3/7/2017

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COMMITTEE REPORT

March 7, 2017

S. 218

Introduced by Senators Massey, Bennett, Alexander, Bryant, Rice, Gregory, Corbin, Martin, Campsen, Turner and Young

S. Printed 3/7/17--H.

Read the first time February 9, 2017.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON

LABOR, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

To whom was referred a Bill (S. 218) to amend Chapter 1, Title 41 of the 1976 Code, relating to labor and employment generally, by adding Section 41-1-25, to provide that a political, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

WILLIAM E. SANDIFER III for Committee.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 41 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT GENERALLY, BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-25, TO PROVIDE THAT A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE MAY NOT ESTABLISH, MANDATE, OR OTHERWISE REQUIRE AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Chapter 1, Title 41 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 41-1-25.    (A)    For purposes of this section:

(1)    'Employee benefit' means anything of value that an employee may receive from an employer in addition to wages. This term includes, but is not limited to, any health benefits, disability benefits, death benefits, group accidental death and dismemberment benefits, paid days off for holidays, paid sick leave, paid vacation leave, paid personal necessity leave, retirement benefits, and profit-sharing benefits.

(2)    'Political subdivision' includes, but is not limited to, a municipality, county, school district, special purpose district, or public service district.

(B)    A political subdivision of this State may not establish, mandate, or otherwise require an employee benefit.

(C)    This section does not limit the authority of political subdivisions to establish employee benefits in employment relationships to which they are a party."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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