Current Status Bill Number:
3573Ratification Number: 152Act Number: 98Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950209Primary Sponsor: KlauberAll Sponsors: KlauberDrafted Document Number: JIC\5387HTC.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950518Date of Last Amendment: 19950516Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19950612Subject: Public housing authority
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950612 Act No. A98 ------ 19950612 Signed by Governor ------ 19950606 Ratified R152 House 19950518 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19950517 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19950516 Amended, read second time Senate 19950511 Committee report: Favorable with 08 SG amendment Senate 19950404 Introduced, read first time, 08 SG referred to Committee House 19950330 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950329 Amended, read second time House 19950323 Committee report: Favorable with 26 HLCI amendment House 19950215 Referred to Committee 26 HLCI House 19950215 Recalled from Committee 27 H3M House 19950209 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A98, R152, H3573)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 31-3-50 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY MAY OBTAIN DATA FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND TAXATION AND THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION TO VERIFY A PERSON'S ELIGIBILITY FOR A PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAM AND TO PROVIDE THE METHOD OF MAKING AND RESPONDING TO THESE REQUESTS; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 12-54-240, AS AMENDED, AND 41-29-170, RELATING TO AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND TAXATION AND EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION TO DISCLOSE OFFICIAL INFORMATION, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE DISCLOSURE TO A PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY, AND PROVIDE FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF AN APPLICANT'S CURRENT AND PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 31 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 31-3-50. A public housing authority may obtain information from the Department of Revenue and Taxation and the Employment Security Commission for the purpose of assisting in verifying the eligibility of a person for any public housing program. The request for this information may be by electronic means and the request must specify the exact information requested, together with sufficient information to allow these agencies positively to identify the correct person. The authority may forward the request either to the main agency address or to a local branch and the agency shall provide an expeditious response which may be by electronic means. Where requests or responses have been made by electronic means, a written copy of the request or response must be subsequently forwarded to the appropriate party."
SECTION 2. Section 12-54-240(B) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 516 of 1994, is further amended by adding an appropriately numbered item at the end to read:
"( ) disclosure of information pursuant to Section 31-3-50. The public housing authority making this request is responsible for reimbursing the South Carolina Department of Revenue and Taxation for actual costs incurred in supplying such information. This information must be provided in the most useful and economical format possible." Disclosure allowed
SECTION 3. Section 41-29-170(2) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(2) The State Employment Office shall furnish, upon request of any public agency administering the aid to families with dependent children (AFDC) and child support programs or any public housing authority, any information in its possession relating to:
(a) individuals who are receiving, have received, or have applied for unemployment insurance;
(b) the amount of benefits being received;
(c) the current home address of such individuals;
(d) whether any offer of work has been refused and, if so, a description of the job and the terms, conditions, and rate of pay therefor; and
(e) in the case of requests from a public housing authority, a listing of the current employer and previous employers for the available preceding six calendar quarters.
The requesting agency is responsible for reimbursing the South Carolina Employment Security Commission for actual costs incurred in supplying such information. This information must be provided in the most useful and economical format possible."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 12th day of June, 1995.