Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 628Primary Sponsor: RankinCommittee Number: 30Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Property taxes, payment by credit cardResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Ways and MeansComputer Document Number: JIC/5721HC.93Introduced Date: 19930401Date of Last Amendment: 19940208Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19940209Last History Type: Read third time, sent to HouseScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Rankin Drummond J. Verne SmithType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 628 House 19940209 Introduced, read first time, 30 referred to Committee 628 Senate 19940209 Read third time, sent to House 628 Senate 19940208 Amended, read second time 628 Senate 19940203 Committee Report: Favorable 06 with amendment 628 Senate 19930401 Introduced, read first time, 06 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
February 8, 1994
Introduced by SENATORS Rankin, Drummond and J. Verne Smith
S. Printed 2/8/94--S.
Read the first time April 1, 1993.
TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MEDIA FOR PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES, SO AS TO ALLOW PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES BY CREDIT CARD AND TO DELETE OBSOLETE METHODS OF PAYMENT.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 12-45-90 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 12-45-90. (A) Taxes shall be are payable in the following kinds of funds by the following methods and no other: silver coin, United States currency and not more than five dollars in United States coins, United States postal money orders, and checks subject to collection. Jury certificates and per diem of witnesses in the circuit court and all county claims which have been approved and certificates issued by the governing body of the county in which such services were rendered or such claims approved, not including school taxes. The receiving official may elect to accept more than five dollars in coins.
(B) In addition to the methods of payment provided in subsection (A), the governing body of the county may elect to accept payment of property taxes by credit card. If a municipality or other political subdivision collects its own property taxes, the governing body of that governmental entity may elect to accept credit card payments of property taxes. If any political subdivision elects to accept credit card payment of property taxes, no discounting of the property taxes to pay fees associated with accepting credit card payments is permissible."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.