South Carolina Legislature


HOUSE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Office of the Secretary of State

+ Committee Details

Below are current members of the subcommittee to which this agency is assigned. If the agency is under study, these are the members studying the agency at the subcommittee level. If the agency is not currently under study, please see the applicable subcommittee report for the names of the members on the subcommittee at that time, as they may be different from those listed below.


Hon. Gary E. Clary,
Chair


Rep Clary
Hon. Chandra E. Dillard

Rep Dillard
Hon. Laurie Slade Funderburk

Rep Funderburk
Hon. Wm. Weston J. Newton

Rep Newton


UNDER STUDY

The information below is typically only updated when an agency is under study. For completed studies, it may no longer reflect the current structure or operation of the agency.

+ Reports, Recommendations, and Implementation


  • Full Committee Report and Implementation
  • Full Committee Study Report 2020 (will be posted when approved)
  • Secretary of State status of implementing recommendations - 2020 RFI (will be posted when available)

  • Subcommittee Study Report
  • Subcommittee Study Report 2020 (will be posted when approved)

  • Agency Program Evaluation Report (PER)

  • Agency Annual Restructuring Reports, Accountability Reports, and Seven-Year Plan Reports
  • 2018-19 Agency Accountability Report
  • 2017-18 Agency Accountability Report
  • 2016-17 Agency Accountability Report
  • In 2016 the Oversight Committee worked with the Executive Budget Office to combine the information sought in the Annual Restructuring Report and Annual Accountability Report, into one report.
  • 2016 Annual Restructuring Report
  • 2015-16 Agency Accountability Report
  • 2015 Restructuring and Seven-Year Plan Report

  • Other Related External Reports, Reviews, Audits, and Studies



  • + Meetings and Agency Presentations

    Agency presentations during meetings
    Individual Meetings
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 1 hour after adjournment of the House (Blatt 110)
  • Full Legislative Oversight Committee
  • Meeting Packet
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Discussion of agency begins at 13:55 in the archived video

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. (Blatt 110) - Public Input Meeting
  • Full Legislative Oversight Committee
  • Meeting Packet
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Discussion of agency begins at 1:25:13 in the archived video

  • Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:30am (Blatt 321)
  • Executive Subcommittee
  • Meeting Packet
  • Agency Presentation
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Discussion of agency begins at 0:36 in the archived video

  • Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10:30am (Blatt 321)
  • Executive Subcommittee
  • Meeting Packet
  • Agency Presentation - Charities and Trademarks
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Discussion of agency begins at 2:27 in the archived video

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:30am (Blatt 321)

  • Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (Blatt 321)
  • Executive Subcommittee
  • Meeting Packet
  • Agency Presentation - Municipalities
  • Meeting Minutes (will be linked when approved by Subcommittee)
  • Discussion of agency begins at 1:13 in the archived video

  • Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (via Microsoft Teams)
  • Executive Subcommittee
  • Meeting Packet
  • Meeting Minutes (will be linked when approved by Subcommittee)
  • Discussion of agency begins at ____ in the archived video (will be updated after the meeting)



  • + Public Input

    + Correspondence


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    Date of correspondence From To Topic
    2019.01.09 Committee Secretary of State's Office
  • Study process - Committee provides explanation of the oversight study process and applicable documents to the agency
  • 2019.09.18 Secretary of State's Office Committee Response to 2019.08.20 letter from Committee
  • Public participation - Secretary of State's Office adds direct link to committee's webpage on their website
  • 2020.01.17 Secretary of State's Office Subcommittee Response to 2019.12.12 letter from Subcommittee
  • Angel charity selection process
  • Boards and commissions;
  • Corporations and filings;
  • Fees for business and UCC filings;
  • Railroad filings;
  • Notaries;
  • Fees for notaries;
  • Oaths of office;
  • Boards for elected officials;
  • Crowdfunding taskforce;
  • Service of process;
  • Municipalities;
  • Special purpose districts;
  • Private personnel placement services and business opportunities;
  • Fees related to municipalities deliverables;
  • Rarely used deliverables;
  • SoS databases;
  • Data sharing;
  • Employee cross-training;
  • Law recommendations; and
  • Program evaluation report
  • 2019.10.23 Secretary of State's Office Subcommittee Reponse to 2019.10.07 letter from Subcommittee
  • Investigations;
  • Webinars-notary public and raffle;
  • Boards and commissions;
  • Counties, municipalities, and special purpose districts
  • Online searches;
  • Employment agencies;
  • S.C. business one stop;
  • Small and minority business contracting and certification; and
  • Online filing
  • 2019.12.04 Secretary of State's Office Subcommittee Reponse to 2019.11.15 letter from Subcommittee
  • Solicitation of charitable funds;
  • Online filing;
  • Enforcement;
  • Performance;
  • Fees for charities and fundraisers;
  • Fines and injunctions related to charities and fundraisers;
  • Nonprofit raffles;
  • Nonprofits and internal revenue service;
  • Trademark and livestock brands;
  • Counterfeit marks-investigation of distribution, trafficking, and production;
  • Law changes related to charities;
  • Physical security at agency;
  • Notaries; and
  • Boards and commissions
  • 2020.06.18 Municipal Association Subcommittee
  • Municipal incorporation review by Secretary of State‚Äôs Office on regular basis, response to idea


  • + Agency Background and Services

    + Additional Agency Details


  • Searchable Information and Databases

  • Charities and Professional Fundraisers
  • Charities
  • What is a charity and what are the three main aspects of regulation?
  • Charitable organization registration statement
  • Number of charitable organizations filing registration statements (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Exemption from registering as a public charity
  • Number of charitable organizations filing applications for registration exemption (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Number of charities soliciting in S.C. (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Public charity annual financial report and extension requests
  • Number of public charity annual financial report and extension request filings (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • State payroll deduction application for public charity
  • Number of charities and raffles training presentations (FY 2013-14 - FY 2018-19)
  • Number of injunctions filed against charitable organizations, professional fundraisers, etc. (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Number of multistate actions against charities (FY 2014-15 - FY 2018-19)
  • Percentage of charities filings submitted online (FY 2013-14 - FY 2018-19)
  • Professional Fundraiser Filings
  • Enforcement
  • Informing Charitable Giving Decisions

  • Raffles

  • Trademarks and Counterfeit Goods

  • Business Filings
  • Business Filings
  • Number of...
  • Comparison of number of business filing rejections and acceptances (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Number of transactions on the Secretary of State's website that relate to business filings (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)

  • Number of uniform commercial code (UCC) filings, by type of filing, and rejections (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • UCC-1 financing statement filing form
  • UCC-3 amendment filing form
  • Number of UCC filings: UCC-1 financing statement and UCC-3 amendment (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Number of UCC-5 information statement filings (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Number of debtor or secured party searches and UCC certified copies (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Number of UCC filing rejections (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Comparison of number of UCC filing rejections and acceptances (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Sample UCC filing rejection

  • Number of business and UCC filing copies (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)

  • Number of certificates of existence for business entities furnished by Secretary of State (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)

  • High Growth Small Business Job Creation Act required reporting
  • Qualified business data
  • Number of small businesses registered as qualified businesses for the High Growth Small Business Job Creation Act (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)

  • Business corporation administrative dissolution - reasons and statistics

  • Notaries, Authentications, and Apostilles

  • Oaths of Office, Election process, Legislative Acts, and Boards and Commissions
  • Oaths of Office, Commissions, and Bonds for Public Officials
  • Election Process and Filings
  • Executive Orders and Legislative Acts
  • Boards and Commissions

  • Service of Process

  • Municipalities, Special Purpose Districts, Private Personnel Placement, and Business Opportunities

  • Freedom of Information Act Requests

  • Fines, Fees, Revenues, and Costs
  • Charities Division
  • Business Filings, Information Technology, and Administration Divisions
  • Fee revenue collected for business filings by type of entity (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Uniform commercial code filing fees
  • Fee revenue collected for UCC filings, searches, and copies (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Fee revenue collected for business certificates of existence, copies, and bulk data (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Fee revenue compared to costs for the Business Filings Division (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Revenue compared to costs for the Information Technology Division (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Fee and fine revenue compared to costs for agency administration and internal operations (FY 2015-16 - FY 2018-19)
  • Business filing fees in S.C. - types, costs, and statistics from last five years
  • Business filings and fees - common types in Southeastern states
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filing fees in S.C. and other southeastern states
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filing fees in S.C. - Types, costs, and statistics from last five years
  • Notaries, Authentications, Boards and Commissions Division
  • Investigations and Trademarks Division
  • Municipalities Division


  • + Other Information




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