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H 3374
Session 121 (2015-2016) 

H 3374 General Bill, By Merrill, White and G.R. Smith
 A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 27, TITLE 6, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976,
 RELATING TO THE STATE AID TO SUBDIVISIONS ACT, SO AS TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE
 LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND, TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE FUND RECEIVE NOT
 LESS THAN FOUR AND ONE-HALF PERCENT OF THE GENERAL FUND REVENUES OF THE LATEST
 COMPLETED FISCAL YEAR, TO DELETE A PROVISION REGARDING MIDYEAR CUTS, TO
 PROVIDE THAT THE FUND MUST BE INCREASED BY TWO PERCENT IF REVENUES ARE
 PROJECTED TO INCREASE BY AT LEAST FOUR PERCENT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE TWO
 PERCENT INCREASE, IF APPLICABLE, BE INCLUDED IN ALL STAGES OF THE BUDGET
 PROCESS, TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION PERCENTAGE OF THE FUND, AND TO DELETE A
 PROVISION REQUIRING AMENDMENTS TO THE STATE AID TO SUBDIVISIONS ACT BE
 INCLUDED IN SEPARATE LEGISLATION.

   01/21/15  House  Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 18)
   01/21/15  House  Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
                     (House Journal-page 18)
   01/27/15  House  Member(s) request name added as sponsor: G.R.Smith
   02/19/15  House  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Ways
                     and Means
   02/25/15  House  Requests for debate-Rep(s). Jefferson, Willis,
                     Pitts, Hill, Taylor, Delleney, Hart, JE Smith,
                     Sandifer, Southard, Knight, Ott, Douglas,
                     McKnight, Ridgeway, Bamberg, Williams, George,
                     Daning, Crosby, Tallon, Kirby, Whipper, RL
                     Brown, Hosey, Corley, Wells, Clary, Sottile,
                     Gilliard, Henegan, Chumley, Burns, Bannister,
                     Hicks, Loftis, Toole, Forrester, GR Smith,
                     Ballentine, Robinson-Simpson, Dilliard, Spires,
                     Norrell, Pope, Funderburk, Weeks, DC Moss,
                     Limehouse, GM Smith, Norman, Gambrell
                     (House Journal-page 28)
   03/04/15  House  Amended (House Journal-page 71)
   03/04/15  House  Read second time (House Journal-page 71)
   03/04/15  House  Roll call Yeas-96  Nays-17 (House Journal-page 74)
   03/05/15  House  Read third time and sent to Senate
                     (House Journal-page 49)
   03/10/15  Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 14)
   03/10/15  Senate Referred to Committee on Finance
                     (Senate Journal-page 14)



VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/21/2015
2/19/2015
3/4/2015



H. 3374

Indicates Matter Stricken

Indicates New Matter

AMENDED

March 4, 2015

H. 3374

Introduced by Reps. Merrill, White and G.R. Smith

S. Printed 3/4/15--H.

Read the first time January 21, 2015.

            

STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED FISCAL IMPACT

Fiscal Impact Summary

The bill as written first applies to the annual general appropriations bill process for FY 2017-18. For information, however, if the bill applied to the FY 2015-16 general appropriations bill, the appropriation to the local government fund would increase by $4,252,388 and local revenue would increase by the same amount. This fiscal impact statement has been updated to correct a typographical error in the footnote of the Municipal Estimates for FY 2015-16 table.

Explanation of Fiscal Impact

Local Revenue

This bill amends Section 6-27-20 by changing the name of the Local Government Fund to the Local Government Revenue Sharing Fund and deleting the provision regarding mid-year cuts. Additionally, Section 6-27-30 is amended by deleting the requirement that the Local Government Fund receive no less than four and one-half percent of the general fund revenues of the latest completed fiscal year. This bill also adds Section 6-27-30(B), which provides that in any fiscal year in which the general fund revenues are projected to increase by at least four percent, then the appropriation to the Local Government Revenue Sharing Fund for the upcoming fiscal year must increase by two percent. The percentage increase in general fund revenues will be determined by the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office by comparing the current fiscal year's recurring general fund expenditure base with the Board of Economic Advisor's (BEA) most recent projection of recurring general fund revenue for the upcoming fiscal year. Also, this bill amends Section 6-27-40 by changing the county and municipal allocations. Under this proposal, the county allocation will change from 83.278 percent to 83 percent. The municipal allocation will change from 16.722 percent to 17 percent.

We are unable to forecast the future revenue impact of this bill when it first applies to the general appropriations bill process for FY 2017-18 since the amount of the recurring general fund expenditure base and the BEA forecast of recurring general fund revenue for FY 2017-18 are currently undetermined. If the bill was applied to the general appropriations process for FY 2015-16, the current BEA forecast anticipates that the growth in general fund revenue over the recurring expenditure base will exceed four percent. This would result in a two percent increase in the Local Government Revenue Sharing Fund for FY 2015-16, or $4,252,388. The distribution of this additional revenue is discussed below.

Under current statute, the FY 2015-16 county distributions total $174,752,511 and the municipal distributions total $35,554,218. Fifty cents per capita is withheld from the county allocation, per statute, for Medicaid Services. In FY 2015-16, this amount totaled $2,312,682. Under this bill, county distributions would total $177,690,911 and municipal distributions would total $36,868,206. Again, the fifty cents per capita, or $2,312,682, would be withheld from the county allocation. In calculating the two percent base, we presume the General Assembly will fund the Local Government Revenue Sharing Fund at $212,619,411. Therefore, it is estimated that an additional $2,938,400 would be distributed to counties and an additional $1,313,988 would be distributed to municipalities. This totals an additional $4,252,388 in local revenue for FY 2015-16.

The attached tables show the FY 2015-16 distributions under current statute and this proposal on county and municipal levels.

COUNTY ESTIMATES FOR FY 2015-16

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND DISTRIBUTION

COUNTY            FY 16            FY 16                FY 16                FY 16            DIFFERENCE

CURRENT        APPROPRIATION    APPROPRIATION    ESTIMATE        BETWEEN

STATUTORY    ESTIMATE            ESTIMATE AND    PROPOSED    PROPOSAL

FORMULA                            STATUTORY        LEGISLATION    AND FY 16

FORMULA                            APPROPRIA

-TION

                                                                                            ESTIMATE                           

ABBEVILLE        $1,336,630        $960,282            ($376,348)            $976,429        $16,147

AIKEN                $8,419,291        $6,048,743            ($2,370,548)            $6,150,451        $101,707

ALLENDALE        $547,915        $393,630            ($154,285)            $400,249        $6,619

ANDERSON        $9,840,588        $7,069,857            ($2,770,730)            $7,188,734        $118,877

BAMBERG            $840,725        $603,997            ($236,728)            $614,153        $10,156

BARNWELL        $1,189,594        $854,645            ($334,949)            $869,015        $14,371

BEAUFORT            $8,531,514        $6,129,374            ($2,402,140)            $6,232,438        $103,063

BERKELEY            $9,352,413        $6,719,147            ($2,633,266)            $6,832,127        $112,980

CALHOUN            $798,023        $573,328            ($224,695)            $582,968        $9,640

CHARLESTON        $18,416,802        $13,231,369            ($5,185,433)            $13,453,850        $222,481

CHEROKEE            $2,916,900        $2,095,615            ($821,286)            $2,130,852        $35,237

CHESTER            $1,742,767        $1,252,067            ($490,701)            $1,273,120        $21,053

CHESTERFIELD    $2,457,649        $1,765,664            ($691,985)            $1,795,353        $29,689

CLARENDON        $1,839,056        $1,321,251            ($517,805)            $1,343,468        $22,216

COLLETON            $2,045,254        $1,469,389            ($575,865)            $1,494,096        $24,707

DARLINGTON        $3,611,799        $2,594,847            ($1,016,951)            $2,638,479        $43,631

DILLON            $1,686,077        $1,211,332            ($474,746)            $1,231,700        $20,368

DORCHESTER        $7,181,158        $5,159,218            ($2,021,940)            $5,245,969        $86,750

EDGEFIELD        $1,419,088        $1,019,524            ($399,564)            $1,036,666        $17,143

FAIRFIELD            $1,259,799        $905,078            ($354,721)            $920,297        $15,219

FLORENCE            $7,198,513        $5,171,696            ($2,026,817)            $5,258,656        $86,960

GEORGETOWN        $3,163,591        $2,272,849            ($890,742)            $2,311,066        $38,217

GREENVILLE        $23,729,034        $17,047,876            ($6,681,158)            $17,334,530        $286,654

GREENWOOD        $3,663,335        $2,631,878            ($1,031,457)            $2,676,132        $44,254

HAMPTON            $1,109,08        $796,801            ($312,280)            $810,199        $13,398

HORRY                $14,161,483        $10,174,161            ($3,987,322)            $10,345,236        $171,075

JASPER                $1,302,974        $936,097            ($366,877)            $951,837        $15,740

KERSHAW            $3,237,950        $2,326,270            ($911,680)            $2,365,386        $39,115

LANCASTER        $4,030,978        $2,896,016            ($1,134,962)            $2,944,712        $48,695

LAURENS            $3,499,050        $2,513,850            ($985,200)            $2,556,119        $42,269

LEE                $1,010,742        $726,149            ($284,593)            $738,359        $12,210

LEXINGTON        $13,798,626        $9,913,483            ($3,885,143)            $10,080,174        $166,692

MCCORMICK        $538,133        $386,605            ($151,528)            $393,105        $6,501

MARION            $1,738,665        $1,249,113            ($489,552)            $1,270,117        $21,003

MARLBORO        $1,521,529        $1,093,112            ($428,418)            $1,111,492        $18,380

NEWBERRY        $1,972,472        $1,417,085            ($555,386)            $1,440,913        $23,828

OCONEE            $3,905,871        $2,806,123            ($1,099,748)            $2,853,307        $47,184

ORANGEBURG        $4,864,445        $3,494,805            ($1,369,640)            $3,553,569        $58,764

PICKENS            $6,269,755        $4,504,438            ($1,765,317)            $4,580,179        $75,740

RICHLAND            $20,220,308        $14,527,071            ($5,693,237)            $14,771,339        $244,267

SALUDA            $1,045,187        $750,894            ($294,293)            $763,520        $12,626

SPARTANBURG    $14,951,145        $10,741,495            ($4,209,650)            $10,922,109        $180,614

SUMTER            $5,650,899        $4,059,833            ($1,591,067)            $4,128,09        7$68,265

UNION                $1,523,002        $1,094,178            ($428,824)            $1,112,576        $18,398

WILLIAMSBURG    $1,810,238        $1,300,543            ($509,695)            $1,322,411        $21,868

YORK                $11,888,73        4$8,541,733            ($3,347,000            $8,685,359        $143,626

TOTAL                $243,238,782    $174,752,511        ($68,486,271)        $177,690,911    $2,938,400

Notes: Statutory formula amounts are based on the fully funded formula pursuant to S.C. Code of Laws Section 6-27-40. FY 16 appropriation estimates are based on recurring funds of $187,619,411 and non-recurring funds of $25,000,000, totaling $212,619,411. Fifty cents per capita is withheld from the portion of the Local Government Fund allotted to counties per S.C. Code of Laws Section 44-6-146 for Medicaid Services. This amount totals $2,312,682 for FY 16. Of the $212,619,411, the county allocation is 83.278%, which results in a distribution of $174,752,511. Under proposed legislation, the county allocation is 83%, which would result in a distribution of $177,690,911.

MUNICIPAL ESTIMATES FOR FY 2015-16

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND DISTRIBUTION

MUNICIPALITY    FY 16            FY 16                FY 16                FY 16            DIFFERENCE

CURRENT        APPROPRIATION    APPROPRIATION    ESTIMATE        BETWEEN

STATUTORY    ESTIMATE            ESTIMATE AND    PROPOSED    PROPOSAL

FORMULA                            STATUTORY        LEGISLATION    AND FY 16

FORMULA                            APPROPRIA

-TION

                                                                                            ESTIMATE       

Abbeville city        $156,673        $112,976            ($43,697)            $117,151        $4,175

Aiken city            $883,259        $636,911            ($246,348)            $660,450        $23,539

Allendale town        $104,170        $75,116                ($29,054)            $77,892            $2,776

Anderson city        $798,356        $575,688            ($222,668)            $596,964        $21,276

Andrews town        $85,592            $61,719                ($23,872)            $64,000            $2,281

Arcadia Lakes town    $25,758            $18,574                ($7,184)                $19,261            $686

Atlantic Beach town    $9,992            $7,205                ($2,787)                $7,472            $266

Awendaw town        $38,712            $27,915                ($10,797)            $28,947            $1,032

Aynor town            $16,753            $12,081                ($4,673)                $12,527            $446

Bamberg town        $107,909        $77,813                ($30,097)            $80,688            $2,876

Barnwell city        $142,104        $102,470            ($39,634)            $106,257        $3,787

Batesburg-Leesville

town                $160,413        $115,673            ($44,740)            $119,948        $4,275

Beaufort city            $369,800        $266,660            ($103,140)            $276,515        $9,855

Belton city            $123,675        $89,181                ($34,494)            $92,477            $3,296

Bennettsville city        $271,314        $195,642            ($75,672)            $202,873        $7,230

Bethune town        $9,992            $7,205                ($2,787)                $7,472            $266

Bishopville city        $103,841        $74,879                ($28,962)            $77,646            $2,767

Blacksburg town        $55,286            $39,866                ($15,420)            $41,340            $1,473

Blackville town        $71,979            $51,904                ($20,076)            $53,822            $1,918

Blenheim town        $4,607            $3,322                ($1,285)                $3,445            $123

Bluffton town        $385,715        $278,136            ($107,579)            $288,415        $10,279

Blythewood town        $60,850            $43,879                ($16,972)            $45,500            $1,622

Bonneau town        $14,569            $10,506                ($4,064)                $10,894            $388

Bowman town        $28,959            $20,882                ($8,077)                $21,654            $772

Branchville town        $30,635            $22,090                ($8,544)                $22,907            $816

Briarcliffe Acres

town                $13,672            $9,859                ($3,813)                $10,223            $364

Brunson town        $16,574            $11,951                ($4,623)                $12,393            $442

Burnettown town        $79,967            $57,664                ($22,303)            $59,795            $2,131

Calhoun Falls town    $59,953            $43,232                ($16,721)            $44,829            $1,598

Camden city            $204,570        $147,514            ($57,056)            $152,966        $5,452

Cameron town        $12,685            $9,147                ($3,538)                $9,485            $338

Campobello town        $15,018            $10,829                ($4,189)                $11,230            $400

Carlisle town            $13,044            $9,406                ($3,638)                $9,753            $348

Cayce city            $374,796        $270,262            ($104,534)            $280,250        $9,988

Central town            $154,340        $111,293            ($43,047)            $115,406        $4,113

Central Pacolet

town                $6,462            $4,660                ($1,802)                $4,832            $172

Chapin town            $43,230            $31,172                ($12,057)            $32,325            $1,152

Charleston city        $3,592,481        $2,590,509            ($1,001,972)            $2,686,247        $95,738

Cheraw town            $175,042        $126,222            ($48,821)            $130,886        $4,665

Chesnee city            $25,968            $18,725                ($7,243)                $19,417            $692

Chester city            $167,743        $120,958            ($46,785)            $125,428        $4,470

Chesterfield town        $44,037            $31,755                ($12,282)            $32,929            $1,174

Clemson city            $415,991        $299,968            ($116,023)            $311,054        $11,086

Clinton city            $253,992        $183,152            ($70,841)            $189,921        $6,769

Clio town            $21,719            $15,662                ($6,058)                $16,241            $579

Clover town            $152,395        $109,891            ($42,504)            $113,952        $4,061

Columbia city        $3,867,385        $2,788,740            ($1,078,645)            $2,891,805        $103,064

Conway city            $511,664        $368,957            ($142,707)            $382,593        $13,636

Cope town            $2,304            $1,661                ($642)                $1,722            $61

Cordova town        $5,056            $3,646                ($1,410)                $3,781            $135

Cottageville town        $22,796            $16,438                ($6,358)                $17,046            $608

Coward town        $22,497            $16,223                ($6,275)                $16,822            $600

Cowpens town        $64,680            $46,640                ($18,040)            $48,364            $1,724

Cross Hill town        $15,168            $10,937                ($4,230)                $11,342            $404

Darlington city        $188,146        $135,670            ($52,475)            $140,684        $5,014

Denmark city        $105,845        $76,324                ($29,521)            $79,145            $2,821

Dillon city            $203,074        $146,435            ($56,639)            $151,847        $5,412

Donalds town        $10,411            $7,507                ($2,904)                $7,785            $277

Due West town        $37,306            $26,901                ($10,405)            $27,895            $994

Duncan town            $95,165            $68,623                ($26,542)            $71,159            $2,536

Easley city            $598,124        $431,302            ($166,821)            $447,242        $15,940

Eastover town        $24,322            $17,539                ($6,784)                $18,187            $648

Edgefield town        $151,438        $109,201            ($42,237)            $113,237        $4,036

Edisto Beach town    $12,385            $8,931                ($3,454)                $9,261            $330

Ehrhardt town        $16,305            $11,757                ($4,547)                $12,192            $435

Elgin town            $39,221            $28,282                ($10,939)            $29,327            $1,045

Elko town            $5,774            $4,164                ($1,610)                $4,317            $154

Elloree town            $20,702            $14,928                ($5,774)                $15,480            $552

Estill town            $61,030            $44,008                ($17,022)            $45,635            $1,626

Eutawville town        $9,424            $6,795                ($2,628)                $7,047            $251

Fairfax town            $60,581            $43,685                ($16,897)            $45,299            $1,614

Florence city            $1,108,591        $799,396            ($309,195)            $828,940        $29,544

Folly Beach city        $78,292            $56,456                ($21,836)            $58,542            $2,086

Forest Acres city        $309,966        $223,514            ($86,452)            $231,775        $8,260

Fort Lawn town        $26,775            $19,308                ($7,468)                $20,021            $714

Fort Mill town        $323,429        $233,222            ($90,207)            $241,841        $8,619

Fountain Inn city        $233,320        $168,245            ($65,075)            $174,463        $6,218

Furman town            $7,150            $5,156                ($1,994)                $5,346            $191

Gaffney city            $375,125        $270,500            ($104,625)            $280,496        $9,997

Gaston town            $49,213            $35,487                ($13,726)            $36,799            $1,312

Georgetown city        $274,126        $197,670            ($76,456)            $204,976        $7,305

Gifford town            $8,616            $6,213                ($2,403)                $6,443            $230

Gilbert town            $16,903            $12,189                ($4,714)                $12,639            $450

Goose Creek city        $1,075,145        $775,278            ($299,866)            $803,930        $28,652

Govan town            $1,945            $1,402                ($542)                $1,454            $52

Gray Court town        $23,784            $17,150                ($6,633)                $17,784            $634

Great Falls town        $59,205            $42,692                ($16,513)            $44,270            $1,578

Greeleyville town        $13,103            $9,449                ($3,655)                $9,798            $349

Greenville city        $1,747,402        $1,260,037            ($487,364)            $1,306,605        $46,568

Greenwood city        $694,724        $500,960            ($193,764)            $519,474        $18,514

Greer city            $763,323        $550,426            ($212,897)            $570,769        $20,342

Hampton town        $84,006            $60,576                ($23,430)            $62,815            $2,239

Hanahan city            $538,410        $388,243            ($150,167)            $402,592        $14,348

Hardeeville city        $88,314            $63,682                ($24,631)            $66,036            $2,354

Harleyville town        $20,254            $14,605                ($5,649)                $15,144            $540

Hartsville city        $232,273        $167,490            ($64,783)            $173,680        $6,190

Heath Springs town    $23,634            $17,042                ($6,592)                $17,672            $630

Hemingway town        $13,732            $9,902                ($3,830)                $10,268            $366

Hickory Grove town    $13,163            $9,492                ($3,671)                $9,843            $351

Hilda town            $13,373            $9,643                ($3,730)                $9,999            $356

Hilton Head Island

town                $1,109,878        $800,324            ($309,554)            $829,902        $29,578

Hodges town            $4,637            $3,344                ($1,293)                $3,467            $124

Holly Hill town        $38,204            $27,548                ($10,655)            $28,566            $1,018

Hollywood town        $141,027        $101,694            ($39,334)            $105,452        $3,758

Honea Path town        $107,610        $77,597                ($30,013)            $80,46        5    $2,868

Inman city            $69,437            $50,070                ($19,366)            $51,921            $1,850

Irmo town            $331,985        $239,392            ($92,593)            $248,239        $8,847

Isle of Palms city        $123,646        $89,160                ($34,486)            $92,455            $3,295

Iva town                $36,438            $26,275                ($10,163)            $27,247            $971

Jackson town        $50,858            $36,674                ($14,185)            $38,029            $1,355

James Island            $344,759        $248,603            ($96,156)            $257,791        $9,188

Jamestown town        $2,154            $1,553                ($601)                $1,611            $57

Jefferson town        $22,527            $16,244                ($6,283)                $16,845            $600

Jenkinsville town        $1,376            $992                ($384)                $1,029            $37

Johnsonville city        $44,277            $31,928                ($12,349)            $33,107            $1,180

Johnston town        $70,663            $50,955                ($19,709)            $52,838            $1,883

Jonesville town        $27,254            $19,653                ($7,601)                $20,379            $726

Kershaw town        $53,940            $38,896                ($15,044)            $40,333            $1,437

Kiawah Island town    $48,644            $35,077                ($13,567)            $36,373            $1,296

Kingstree town        $99,563            $71,794                ($27,769)            $74,447            $2,653

Kline town            $5,894            $4,250                ($1,644)                $4,407            $157

Lake City city        $199,694        $143,997            ($55,696)            $149,319        $5,322

Lake View town        $24,143            $17,409                ($6,734)                $18,053            $643

Lamar town            $29,588            $21,335                ($8,252)                $22,124            $788

Lancaster city        $255,069        $183,928            ($71,141)            $190,726        $6,798

Landrum city        $71,082            $51,257                ($19,825)            $53,151            $1,894

Lane town            $15,198            $10,959                ($4,239)                $11,364            $405

Latta town            $41,255            $29,749                ($11,506)            $30,848            $1,099

Laurens city            $273,408        $197,153            ($76,256)            $204,439        $7,286

Lexington town        $534,611        $385,503            ($149,107)            $399,751        $14,247

Liberty town            $97,798            $70,521                ($27,277)            $73,127            $2,606

Lincolnville town        $34,075            $24,571                ($9,504)                $25,479            $908

Little Mountain town    $8,706            $6,278                ($2,428)                $6,510            $232

Livingston town        $4,069            $2,934                ($1,135)                $3,042            $108

Lockhart town        $14,599            $10,527                ($4,072)                $10,917            $389

Lodge town            $3,590            $2,589                ($1,001)                $2,684            $96

Loris city            $71,680            $51,688                ($19,992)            $53,598            $1,910

Lowndesville town    $3,829            $2,761                ($1,068)                $2,863            $102

Lowrys town            $5,983            $4,315                ($1,669)                $4,474            $159

Luray town            $3,799            $2,740                ($1,060)                $2,841            $101

Lyman town            $97,020            $69,960                ($27,060)            $72,546            $2,586

Lynchburg town        $11,159            $8,047                ($3,112)                $8,344            $297

McBee town            $25,938            $18,703                ($7,234)                $19,395            $691

McClellanville town    $14,928            $10,765                ($4,164)                $11,163            $398

McColl town            $65,039            $46,899                ($18,140)            $48,632            $1,733

McConnells town        $7,629            $5,501                ($2,128)                $5,704            $203

McCormick town        $83,258            $60,037                ($23,221)            $62,256            $2,219

Manning city            $122,898        $88,620                ($34,277)            $91,896            $3,275

Marion city            $207,592        $149,693            ($57,899)            $155,225        $5,532

Mauldin city            $684,762        $493,777            ($190,986)            $512,025        $18,249

Mayesville town        $21,869            $15,770                ($6,099)                $16,352            $583

Meggett town        $36,678            $26,448                ($10,230)            $27,426            $977

Moncks Corner town    $235,893        $170,100            ($65,792)            $176,387        $6,286

Monetta town        $7,060            $5,091                ($1,969)                $5,279            $188

Mount Croghan town    $5,834            $4,207                ($1,627)                $4,362            $155

Mount Pleasant town    $2,029,635        $1,463,554            ($566,082)            $1,517,643        $54,089

Mullins city            $139,501        $100,593            ($38,908)            $104,311        $3,718

Myrtle Beach city    $811,010        $584,813            ($226,197)            $606,426        $21,613

Neeses town            $11,189            $8,068                ($3,121)                $8,366            $298

Newberry town        $307,453        $221,702            ($85,751)            $229,896        $8,194

New Ellenton town    $61,389            $44,267                ($17,122)            $45,903            $1,636

Nichols town            $11,009            $7,939                ($3,071)                $8,232            $293

Ninety Six town        $59,773            $43,102                ($16,671)            $44,695            $1,593

Norris town            $24,322            $17,539                ($6,784)                $18,187            $648

North town            $22,557            $16,266                ($6,291)                $16,867            $601

North Augusta city    $638,661        $460,533            ($178,128)            $477,553        $17,020

North Charleston city    $2,916,006        $2,102,708            ($813,297)            $2,180,419        $77,710

North Myrtle Beach

city                    $411,414        $296,667            ($114,747)            $307,631        $10,964

Norway town        $10,082            $7,270                ($2,812)                $7,539            $269

Olanta town            $16,843            $12,145                ($4,698)                $12,594            $449

Olar town            $7,689            $5,544                ($2,144)                $5,749            $205

Orangeburg city        $417,756        $301,241            ($116,516)            $312,374        $11,133

Pacolet town            $66,864            $48,215                ($18,649)            $49,997            $1,782

Pageland town        $82,570            $59,541                ($23,029)            $61,741            $2,200

Pamplico town        $36,678            $26,448                ($10,230)            $27,426            $977

Parksville town        $3,500            $2,524                ($976)                $2,617            $93

Patrick town            $10,501            $7,572                ($2,929)                $7,852            $280

Pawleys Island town    $3,081            $2,222                ($859)                $2,304            $82

Paxville town        $5,535            $3,991                ($1,544)                $4,138            $148

Peak town            $1,915            $1,381                ($534)                $1,432            $51

Pelion town            $20,164            $14,540                ($5,624)                $15,077            $537

Pelzer town            $2,663            $1,920                ($743)                $1,991            $71

Pendleton town        $88,673            $63,941                ($24,732)            $66,304            $2,363

Perry town            $6,971            $5,026                ($1,944)                $5,212            $186

Pickens town            $93,519            $67,436                ($26,083)            $69,928            $2,492

Pine Ridge town        $61,748            $44,526                ($17,222)            $46,172            $1,646

Pinewood town        $16,095            $11,606                ($4,489)                $12,035            $429

Plum Branch town    $2,453            $1,769                ($684)                $1,834            $65

Pomaria town        $5,355            $3,862                ($1,494)                $4,004            $143

Port Royal town        $319,450        $230,353            ($89,097)            $238,866        $8,513

Prosperity town        $35,302            $25,456                ($9,846)                $26,397            $941

Quinby town            $27,882            $20,106                ($7,777)                $20,849            $743

Ravenel town        $73,745            $53,177                ($20,568)            $55,142            $1,965

Reevesville town        $5,864            $4,228                ($1,635)                $4,385            $156

Reidville town        $17,980            $12,965                ($5,015)                $13,444            $479

Richburg town        $8,227            $5,932                ($2,295)                $6,152            $219

Ridgeland town        $120,744        $87,067                ($33,676)            $90,285            $3,218

Ridge Spring town    $22,049            $15,899                ($6,150)                $16,487            $588

Ridgeville town        $59,205            $42,692                ($16,513)            $44,270            $1,578

Ridgeway town        $9,543            $6,882                ($2,662)                $7,136            $254

Rock Hill city        $1,979,106        $1,427,117            ($551,989)            $1,479,860        $52,742

Rockville town        $4,009            $2,891                ($1,118)                $2,998            $107

Rowesville town        $9,095            $6,558                ($2,537)                $6,800            $242

Ruby town            $10,770            $7,766                ($3,004)                $8,053            $287

St. George town        $62,346            $44,957                ($17,389)            $46,619            $1,662

St. Matthews town    $60,462            $43,598                ($16,863)            $45,210            $1,611

St. Stephen town        $50,769            $36,609                ($14,160)            $37,962            $1,353

Salem town            $4,039            $2,912                ($1,126)                $3,020            $108

Salley town            $11,907            $8,586                ($3,321)                $8,903            $317

Saluda town            $106,653        $76,907                ($29,746)            $79,749            $2,842

Santee town            $28,750            $20,731                ($8,019)                $21,498            $766

Scotia town            $6,432            $4,638                ($1,794)                $4,810            $171

Scranton town        $27,882            $20,106                ($7,777)                $20,849            $743

Seabrook Island town    $51,277            $36,976                ($14,302)            $38,342            $1,367

Sellers town            $6,552            $4,724                ($1,827)                $4,899            $175

Seneca city            $242,385        $174,782            ($67,603)            $181,241        $6,459

Sharon town            $14,779            $10,657                ($4,122)                $11,051            $394

Silverstreet town        $4,846            $3,495                ($1,352)                $3,624            $129

Simpsonville city        $545,620        $393,442            ($152,178)            $407,983        $14,541

Six Mile town        $20,194            $14,562                ($5,632)                $15,100            $538

Smoaks town        $3,769            $2,718                ($1,051)                $2,819            $100

Smyrna town            $1,346            $971                ($375)                $1,007            $36

Snelling town        $8,197            $5,911                ($2,286)                $6,129            $218

Society Hill town        $16,843            $12,145                ($4,698)                $12,594            $449

South Congaree town    $68,988            $49,747                ($19,241)            $51,585            $1,839

Spartanburg city        $1,107,305        $798,469            ($308,836)            $827,978        $29,509

Springdale town        $78,860            $56,866                ($21,995)            $58,967            $2,102

Springfield town        $15,676            $11,304                ($4,372)                $11,722            $418

Starr town            $5,176            $3,732                ($1,444)                $3,870            $138

Stuckey town        $7,330            $5,285                ($2,044)                $5,481            $195

Sullivan's Island town    $53,581            $38,637                ($14,944)            $40,065            $1,428

Summerton town        $29,917            $21,573                ($8,344)                $22,370            $797

Summerville town    $1,298,143        $936,081            ($362,063)            $970,676        $34,595

Summit town        $12,026            $8,672                ($3,354)                $8,993            $321

Sumter city            $1,212,342        $874,210            ($338,132)            $906,519        $32,308

Surfside Beach town    $114,790        $82,774                ($32,016)            $85,833            $3,059

Swansea town        $24,741            $17,841                ($6,900)                $18,500            $659

Sycamore town        $5,385            $3,883                ($1,502)                $4,027            $144

Tatum town            $2,244            $1,618                ($626)                $1,678            $60

Tega Cay city        $227,965        $164,384            ($63,581)            $170,459        $6,075

Timmonsville town    $69,407            $50,049                ($19,358)            $51,898            $1,850

Travelers Rest city    $136,899        $98,716                ($38,182)            $102,365        $3,648

Trenton town        $5,864            $4,228                ($1,635)                $4,385            $156

Troy town            $2,782            $2,006                ($776)                $2,080            $74

Turbeville town        $22,916            $16,525                ($6,392)                $17,135            $611

Ulmer town            $2,633            $1,898                ($734)                $1,969            $70

Union city            $251,090        $181,059            ($70,031)            $187,751        $6,691

Vance town            $5,086            $3,667                ($1,418)                $3,803            $136

Varnville town        $64,680            $46,640                ($18,040)            $48,364            $1,724

Wagener town        $23,844            $17,193                ($6,650)                $17,829            $635

Walhalla city            $127,535        $91,964                ($35,570)            $95,363            $3,399

Walterboro city        $161,490        $116,449            ($45,041)            $120,753        $4,304

Ward town            $2,722            $1,963                ($759)                $2,036            $73

Ware Shoals town    $64,919            $46,813                ($18,106)            $48,543            $1,730

Waterloo town        $4,966            $3,581                ($1,385)                $3,713            $132

Wellford city            $71,142            $51,300                ($19,842)            $53,196            $1,896

West Columbia city    $448,391        $323,331            ($125,060)            $335,280        $11,949

Westminster city        $72,338            $52,163                ($20,176)            $54,090            $1,928

West Pelzer town        $26,327            $18,984                ($7,343)                $19,686            $702

West Union town        $8,706            $6,278                ($2,428)                $6,510            $232

Whitmire town        $43,110            $31,086                ($12,024)            $32,235            $1,149

Williams town        $3,500            $2,524                ($976)                $2,617            $93

Williamston town        $117,692        $84,867                ($32,825)            $88,003            $3,136

Williston town        $93,908            $67,717                ($26,192)            $70,219            $2,503

Windsor town        $3,620            $2,610                ($1,010)                $2,707            $96

Winnsboro town        $106,204        $76,583                ($29,621)            $79,413            $2,830

Woodford town        $5,535            $3,991                ($1,544)                $4,138            $148

Woodruff city        $122,359        $88,232                ($34,127)            $91,493            $3,261

Yemassee town        $30,724            $22,155                ($8,569)                $22,974            $819

York city            $231,435        $166,886            ($64,549)            $173,054        $6,168

Total                $49,306,078        35,554,218            ($13,751,860)    $    36,868,206        $1,313,988

Notes: Statutory formula amounts are based on the fully funded formula pursuant to S.C. Code of Laws Section 6-27-40. FY 16 estimates are based on recurring funds of $187,619,411 and non-recurring funds of $25,000,000, totaling $212,619,411. Of the $212,619,411, the municipal allocation is 16.722%, which results in a distribution of $35,554,218. Under proposed legislation, the municipal allocation is 17%, which would result in a distribution of $36,868,206.

Frank A. Rainwater, Executive Director

Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office

A BILL

TO AMEND CHAPTER 27, TITLE 6, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE AID TO SUBDIVISIONS ACT, SO AS TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND, TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE FUND RECEIVE NOT LESS THAN FOUR AND ONE-HALF PERCENT OF THE GENERAL FUND REVENUES OF THE LATEST COMPLETED FISCAL YEAR, TO DELETE A PROVISION REGARDING MIDYEAR CUTS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE FUND MUST BE INCREASED BY TWO PERCENT IF REVENUES ARE PROJECTED TO INCREASE BY AT LEAST FOUR PERCENT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE TWO PERCENT INCREASE, IF APPLICABLE, BE INCLUDED IN ALL STAGES OF THE BUDGET PROCESS, TO AMEND THE DISTRIBUTION PERCENTAGE OF THE FUND, AND TO DELETE A PROVISION REQUIRING AMENDMENTS TO THE STATE AID TO SUBDIVISIONS ACT BE INCLUDED IN SEPARATE LEGISLATION.

Amend Title To Conform

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

SECTION    1.    Chapter 27, Title 6 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"CHAPTER 27

State Aid to Subdivisions Act

Section 6-27-10.    This chapter may be cited as the 'State Aid to Subdivisions Act'.

Section 6-27-20.    There is created the Local Government Revenue Sharing Fund administered by the State Treasurer. This fund is part of the general fund of the State. It is the intent of the General Assembly that this fund not be subject to mid-year cuts. However, if mid-year cuts are mandated by the State Budget and Control Board to avoid a year-end deficit, this fund is not subject to such cuts, except by a majority vote of the entire State Budget and Control Board which is separate and apart from any other reduction. These cuts are permitted only to the extent that counties and municipalities do not receive less funding than received in the immediate preceding fiscal year. The Local Government Revenue Sharing Fund must be financed as provided in this chapter.

Section 6-27-30.    (A)    In the annual general appropriations act, an amount equal to not less than four and one-half percent of general fund revenues of the latest completed fiscal year must be appropriated the General Assembly must appropriate funds to the Local Government Revenue Sharing Fund.

(B)(1)    In any fiscal year in which general fund revenues are projected to increase, the appropriation to the Local Government Revenue Sharing Fund for the upcoming fiscal year must be increased by the same projected percentage increase, but not to exceed five percent, when compared to the appropriation in the current fiscal year. For purposes of this subsection, beginning with the initial forecast required pursuant to Section 11-9-880, the percentage increase in general fund revenues must be determined by the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office by comparing the current fiscal year's recurring general fund expenditure base with the Board of Economic Advisors' most recent projection of recurring general fund revenue for the upcoming fiscal year. Upon the issuance of the initial forecast, the Executive Director of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office, or his designee, shall notify the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Governor of the projected percentage increase. The executive director, or his designee, shall provide similar notice if subsequent modifications to the forecast change the projected percentage increase. However, the forecast in effect on May thirty-first of the current fiscal year is the final forecast for which the percentage increase is determined, and no subsequent forecast modifications shall have any effect on that determination.

(2)    The Governor shall include the appropriation increase to the Local Government Revenue Sharing Fund in the Executive Budget.

(3)    The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office shall determine the current fiscal year's recurring general fund expenditure base, and determine any projected increase in general fund revenues. If an increase is projected, the appropriation for the upcoming fiscal year must be adjusted accordingly.

(C)    For purposes of this section:

(1)    'Recurring general fund revenue' means the forecast of recurring general fund revenues pursuant to Section 11-9-880 after the amount apportioned to the Trust Fund for Tax Relief, as required in Section 11-11-150, is deducted.

(2)    'Recurring general fund expenditure base' means the total recurring general fund appropriations authorized in the current general appropriations act less any reduced appropriations mandated by the General Assembly or the Executive Budget Office pursuant to Section 11-9-890B.

Section 6-27-40.    (A)    Not later than thirty days after the end of the calendar quarter, the State Treasurer shall distribute the monies appropriated to the Local Government Revenue Sharing Fund as follows:

(1)    Eighty-three and two hundred seventy-eight thousandths percent must be distributed to counties. Of the total distributed to counties, each county must receive an amount based on the ratio that the county's population is of the whole population of this State according to the most recent United States Census.

(2)    Sixteen and seven hundred twenty-two thousandths Seventeen percent must be distributed to municipalities. Of the total distributed to municipalities, each municipality must receive an amount based on the ratio that the municipality's population is of the population of all municipalities in this State according to the most recent United States Census.

(B)    In making the quarterly distribution to counties, the State Treasurer must notify each county of the amount that must be used for educational purposes relating to the use of alcoholic liquors and for the rehabilitation of alcoholics and drug addicts. Counties may pool these funds with other counties and may combine these funds with other funds for the same purposes. The amount that must be used as provided in this subsection is equal to twenty-five percent of the revenue derived pursuant to Section 12-33-245 allocated on a per capita basis according to the most recent United States Census.

Section 6-27-50.    No section of this chapter may be amended or repealed except in separate legislation solely for that purpose.

Section 6-27-55.    From funds distributed to the county pursuant to Section 6-27-40, a county council shall provide a reasonable amount of funds for all county offices of state agencies for which the council is required to provide funding by state law."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect on July 1, 2016, and first applies for the annual general appropriations bill process for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

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