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H*3105 (Rat #0155, Act #0141 of 2022) General Bill, By Yow, Burns, Chumley, Magnuson, McCravy, Wooten, Fry, B. Cox, May, Haddon, Long, Gilliam, Forrest, Nutt, Trantham, Oremus, McGarry, Bennett, Jones, Thayer, Hiott, Willis, Huggins, Hixon, McCabe, Dabney, B. Newton, Bryant, Elliott, M.M. Smith, Pope, D.C. Moss, Ballentine, Lucas, Crawford, Erickson, Bradley, T. Moore, Wheeler, Herbkersman, W. Newton, Martin, Taylor and Davis
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 33 TO TITLE 1 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE EXERCISE OF RELIGION DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY, TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO PROVIDE THAT RELIGIOUS SERVICES ARE DEEMED AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY THAT MUST BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE OPERATING, TO ALLOW A RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION TO ASSERT A VIOLATION OF THESE PROVISIONS AS A CLAIM OR DEFENSE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS CHAPTER APPLIES TO ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND ORDINANCES REGARDLESS OF WHEN ADOPTED OR IMPLEMENTED. - ratified title
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12/09/20House Prefiled
12/09/20House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/12/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 74)
01/12/21House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 74)
01/13/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Nutt, Trantham, Oremus, McGarry
01/14/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bennett
01/26/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jones
02/02/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thayer
02/04/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hiott, Willis
02/09/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins
02/10/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hixon
02/16/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McCabe, Dabney
02/17/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: B.Newton
02/18/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bryant, Elliott
02/23/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: M.M.Smith
02/24/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pope, D.C.Moss, Ballentine
02/24/21House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 4)
02/25/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Lucas, Crawford, Erickson, Bradley
02/25/21House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Hiott, McGravy, DC Moss, Bryant, Carter (House Journal-page 18)
03/02/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: T.Moore
03/03/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Wheeler, Herbkersman, W.Newton
03/04/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Martin
03/09/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor
03/11/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Davis
03/11/21House Amended (House Journal-page 35)
03/11/21House Read second time (House Journal-page 35)
03/11/21House Roll call Yeas-73 Nays-39 (House Journal-page 42)
03/17/21House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 31)
03/17/21House Roll call Yeas-83 Nays-22 (House Journal-page 31)
03/17/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6)
03/17/21Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 6)
02/10/22Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Garrett (ch), Kimpson, Loftis, Gustafson, Stephens
03/30/22Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 14)
03/31/22 Scrivener's error corrected
04/06/22Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 98)
04/06/22Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 98)
04/06/22Senate Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-2 (Senate Journal-page 98)
04/07/22Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 47)
04/20/22House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 21)
04/20/22House Roll call Yeas-102 Nays-9 (House Journal-page 22)
04/21/22 Ratified R 155
04/25/22 Signed By Governor
05/02/22 Effective date 04/25/22
05/02/22 Act No. 141



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