Current Status Bill Number:
3995Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970410Primary Sponsor: LanfordAll Sponsors: Lanford, Lee, Mack, T. Brown, Kennedy, Trotter, Knotts, M. Hines, Stuart, Miller, Battle, D. Smith, Spearman, Seithel, J. Hines, Bauer, F. Smith and RiserDrafted Document Number: jic\6082htc.97Residing Body: HouseDate Tabled: 19970514Subject: Accommodations tax exemption from Sunday work, Blue Laws, revenue in county; threshold lowered
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970514 Tabled House 19970430 Debate adjourned until Thursday, 19970501 House 19970430 Request for debate by Representative Meacham Lanford Young Kirsh Sandifer Hinson Tripp Haskins Davenport Chellis House 19970430 Objection by Representative Simrill House 19970424 Committee report: Favorable 30 HWM House 19970410 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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April 24, 1997
Introduced by Reps. Lanford, Lee, Mack, T. Brown, Kennedy, Trotter, Knotts, M. Hines, Stuart, Miller, Battle, D. Smith, Spearman, Seithel, J. Hines, Bauer, F. Smith and Riser
S. Printed 4/24/97--H.
Read the first time April 10, 1997.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3995), to amend Section 53-1-150, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to exemption of a county from the Sunday closing (blue) laws, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
HENRY E. BROWN, JR., for Committee.
1. Estimated Cost to State-First Year$ - 0 -
2. Estimated Cost to State-Annually Thereafter$ - 0 -
This bill would have no impact on the general fund.
Based on accommodations tax collections for fiscal year 1996, this bill would allow the counties of Florence, Georgetown, Lexington and Spartanburg to be exempt from Sunday closing (blue) laws.
Michael L. Shealy
Office of State Budget
This bill would have no effect on state or local revenue.
Currently, Beaufort, Charleston, Greenville, Horry and Richland Counties are exempt from the Sunday closing laws. This proposal would further exempt Florence, Georgetown, Lexington and Spartanburg Counties.
Burnet R. Maybank, III
S.C. Department of Revenue
TO AMEND SECTION 53-1-150, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTION OF A COUNTY FROM THE SUNDAY CLOSING (BLUE) LAWS BASED ON ACCOMMODATIONS TAX REVENUES IN THE COUNTY, SO AS TO LOWER THE EXEMPTION THRESHOLD FROM NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN A FISCAL YEAR TO FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 53-1-150(B) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 134 of 1995, is further amended to read:
"(B) The provisions of Chapter 1 of Title 53 do not apply to any county area, as defined in Section 6-4-5(1), which collects more than nine hundred four hundred fifty thousand dollars in one fiscal year in revenues from the accommodations tax provided for in Section 12-36-2630(3) and imposed in Section 12-36-920(A). After a county area has collected more than nine hundred four hundred fifty thousand dollars in one fiscal year in revenues from the accommodations tax provided for in Section 12-36-2630(3) and imposed in Section 12-36-920(A), the exclusion from the provisions of Chapter 1 of Title 53 will continue from year to year irrespective of whether revenue falls below nine hundred four hundred fifty thousand dollars in subsequent years."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.