South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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H. 3722

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Ways and Means Committee
Document Path: l:\council\bills\bbm\9654dg17.docx

Introduced in the House on March 29, 2017
Currently residing in the House

Summary: State Capital Improvement Bonds

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   3/29/2017  House   Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without 
                        reference (House Journal-page 51)
   3/30/2017          Scrivener's error corrected
    4/6/2017  House   Debate adjourned until Wed., 4-19-17 
                        (House Journal-page 7)
   4/19/2017  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s). White, West, Hill, 
                        Cobb-Hunter, Jefferson, GM Smith, Weeks, Anthony, 
                        Bales, King, Govan, Hiott, Anderson, Hosey, Crosby, 
                        Gilliard, Mack, Toole, Davis, Douglas, Bedingfield, 
                        Robinson-Simpson, GR Smith, Loftis, Dilliard 
                        (House Journal-page 12)
    5/4/2017  House   Debate adjourned until Tues., 5-9-17 
                        (House Journal-page 64)
    5/9/2017  House   Debate adjourned until Wed., 5-10-17 
                        (House Journal-page 145)
   5/10/2017  House   Debate adjourned until Tues., 1-9-18 
                        (House Journal-page 40)

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3/29/2017
3/29/2017-A
3/30/2017

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INTRODUCED

March 29, 2017

H. 3722

Introduced by Ways and Means Committee

S. Printed 3/29/17--H.    [SEC 3/30/17 4:13 PM]

Read the first time March 29, 2017.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND ACT 1377 OF 1968, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL PROJECTS AND CONFORM THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL INDEBTEDNESS AMOUNT TO THE ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS AUTHORIZED HEREBY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 2-7-105, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, DO NOT APPLY TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.

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

SECTION    1.    Item (f) of Section 3 of Act 1377 of 1968, as last amended by Act 308 of 2012, is further amended by adding:

"(1)    H63 - Department of Education

School Buses                                        $30,000,000

(2)    J20 - Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services

Act 301 Behavioral Health

Facilities                                            $    9,500,000

(3)    J12 - Department of Mental Health

Mental Health Centers                        $14,180,000

(4)    P24 - Department of Natural Resources

Marine Facility

Renovation                                        $    2,600,000

(5)    P24 - Department of Natural Resources

Hatchery Maintenance                        $    7,400,000

(6)    N04 - Department of Corrections

Building Maintenance                        $    6,125,000

(7)    N12 - Department of Juvenile Justice

Deferred Maintenance                        $    3,780,000

(8)    P32 - Department of Commerce

Economic Development

Infrastructure                                        $25,000,000

(9)    Y14 - State Ports Authority

Terminal Renovations                        $10,000,000

(10)    U12 - Department of Transportation

Rest Areas Renovations                        $16,200,000

(11)    R36 - Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Fire Academy Facilities                        $    3,500,000

(12)    D50 - Department of Administration

State Building Maintenance                $80,000,000

(13)    E24 - Office of Adjutant General

State Armories                                    $15,000,000

(14)    P28 - Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

Welcome Centers Renovations            $10,000,000

(15)    P28 - Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

State Parks Maintenance                    $11,000,000

(16)    B04 - Judicial Department

Statewide Case Management

System                                                $    3,000,000

(17)    H09 - The Citadel

Stevens Barracks                                $    2,500,000

(18)    H09 - The Citadel

Stem Labs                                            $    1,500,000

(19)    H09 - The Citadel

Critical Maintenance                            $    4,000,000

(20)    H12 - Clemson University

Daniel Hall                                            $10,000,000

(21)    H12 - Clemson University

Martin Hall                                            $15,000,000

(22)    H15 - University of Charleston

58 George Street                                    $    1,500,000

(23)    H15 - University of Charleston

Silcox Physical Education and

Health Center                                    $10,500,000

(24)    H17 - Coastal Carolina University

Eldred E. Prince Building                    $    1,525,240

(25)    H17 - Coastal Carolina University

Kimbel Library                                    $    3,214,359

(26)    H17 - Coastal Carolina University

Kearns Hall                                            $    1,097,686

(27)    H17 - Coastal Carolina University

Critical Maintenance                            $    2,162,715

(28)    H18 - Francis Marion University

Medical and Health Education

Classroom Complex                        $    8,000,000

(29)    H21 - Lander University

Barrett Hall                                            $    5,000,000

(30)    H21 - Lander University

Critical Maintenance                            $    2,500,000

(31)    H24 - South Carolina State University

Information Technology                        $    5,000,000

(32)    H24 - South Carolina State University

Critical Maintenance                            $    3,000,000

(33)    H27 - University of South Carolina - Columbia Campus

Old Law School                                    $25,000,000

(34)    H29 - USC - Aiken Campus

Penland Administration Building        $    3,500,000

(35)    H36 - USC - Beaufort Campus

Science and Technology Building        $    8,000,000

(36)    H34 - USC - Upstate

Smith Science Building                        $    8,000,000

(37)    H37 - USC - Lancaster Campus

Gregory Health and

Wellness Center                                $        750,000

(38)    H38 - USC - Salkehatchie Campus

Walterboro Science

Research Building                            $    1,700,000

(39)    H39 - USC - Sumter Campus

Science Building                                    $    4,500,000

(40)    H40 - USC - Union Campus

Truluck Gym                                        $        990,000

(41)    H51 - Medical University of South Carolina

Critical Capital Maintenance                $25,000,000

(42)    H47 - Winthrop University

Electrical Distribution

Upgrades                                            $    6,310,000

(43)    H47 - Winthrop University

Critical Maintenance                            $    3,690,000

(44)    H59 - State Board for Technical and Comprehensive

Education

Critical Maintenance and

Capital Needs                                    $87,000,000

TOTAL                                                                $498,225,000"

SECTION    2.    Section 4 of Act 1377 of 1968, as last amended by Act 1 of 2001, is further amended to read:

"Section    4.    The aggregate principal indebtedness on account of bonds issued pursuant to this act may not exceed $2,583,904,475 $3,082,129,475. The limitation imposed by the provisions of the section does not apply to bonds issued on behalf of the Mental Health Commission as provided in Acts 1276 and 1272 of 1970 or to bonds issued on behalf of the Commission on Mental Retardation as provided in Act 1087 of 1970 or to bonds issued on behalf of the South Carolina Fire Academy. The limitation imposed by the provisions of this section is not considered to be an obligation of the contract made between the State and holders of bonds issued pursuant to this act, and the limitation imposed by the provisions of this section may be enlarged by acts amending it or reduced by the application of the Capital Reserve Fund or by amendments of this act. Within these limitations state capital improvement bonds may be issued under the conditions prescribed by this act."

SECTION    3.    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the provisions contained in Section 2-7-105 of the 1976 Code do not apply to the provisions contained in this act.

SECTION    4.    The funds authorized pursuant to SECTION 1 for the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education for Critical Maintenance and Capital Needs must be allocated by the South Carolina Technical College System for the purpose of funding critical maintenance and capital needs at the respective institutions. Eligible school projects shall include: (a) health and safety upgrades; (b) technology upgrades inside school facilities; (c) upgrades associated with career and technology education programs; and (d) deferred maintenance needs as described in the school's capital improvement plan. For purposes of this section, school projects do not include new equipment or new construction unless deemed critical by the System.

The South Carolina Technical College System shall develop and maintain an application process for the technical schools to request funding for qualified school projects and establish policies, procedures, and priorities for the making of grants pursuant to this section. Upon receipt of applications pursuant to the application process adopted by the System, the System shall prioritize the eligible projects with the greatest need and shall submit a list of recommended grant awards to the South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education Board. Grants must be awarded upon an affirmative vote of the State.

The financial assistance provided to technical schools pursuant to this section must be used for the eligible school project. The System is responsible for establishing policies and procedures to ensure that funds are expended in a manner consistent with this section.

By August 1, 2018, the System shall submit a report detailing the policies, procedures, and priorities of the awards made for critical maintenance and capital need for each technical school to the Governor, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

SECTION    5.    Funds for the projects authorized in SECTION 1 may not be released until January 1, 2018.

SECTION    6.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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