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3833Ratification Number: 204Act Number: 121Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990406Primary Sponsor: RobinsonAll Sponsors: RobinsonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22226mm99.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19990603Date of Last Amendment: 19990603Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19990630Subject: Tax revenues or license fees, electronic collection of by state agencies; Property exemption, Charitable OrganizationsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19990721 Act No. A121 ------ 19990630 Signed by Governor ------ 19990624 Ratified R204 Senate 19990603 Ordered enrolled for ratification House 19990603 Conference Committee Report adopted 98 HCC Senate 19990603 Conference Committee Report adopted 88 SCC Senate 19990527 Conference powers granted, 88 SCC Thomas appointed Senators to Committee Patterson of Conference McGill House 19990527 Conference powers granted, 98 HCC Robinson appointed Reps. to Committee of Clyburn Conference Vaughn House 19990527 Insists upon amendment Senate 19990526 Non-concurrence in House amendment House 19990525 Senate amendments amended, returned to Senate with amendment House 19990520 Debate adjourned on Senate amendments Senate 19990513 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19990512 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments Senate 19990511 Recalled from Committee 06 SF Senate 19990428 Introduced, read first time, 06 SF referred to Committee House 19990428 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19990427 Amended, read second time House 19990422 Committee report: Favorable with 30 HWM amendment House 19990406 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 22, 1999 - Word format Revised on April 27, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 11, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 12, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 13, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 25, 1999 - Word format Revised on June 3, 1999 - Word format
(A121, R204, H3833)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-54-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ELECTRONIC COLLECTION OF REVENUES BY A STATE AGENCY PURSUANT TO A CONTRACT NEGOTIATED AND ENTERED INTO BY THE STATE TREASURER ON BEHALF OF THE AGENCY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM PROPERTY TAXES, SO AS TO INCLUDE CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY HELD BY CHARITABLE TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION OF FORTS AND BATTLEGROUNDS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Electronic collection of revenues
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 12-54-75. (A) The State Treasurer may authorize a state agency which collects revenues, either as taxes or license fees or as payment for goods or services, to accept electronic forms of payment including, but not limited to, credit cards, debit cards, bank debits or credits, or electronic purse options. These electronic payments may be accepted in the course of an electronic commerce transaction, in which the business transaction is conducted by means of the internet, interactive voice response, or other fully electronic means.
(B) The State Treasurer may contract on behalf of the agencies with payment service providers for the processing of electronic payments, and may negotiate associated processing fees. The agency collecting revenues electronically may withhold the negotiated processing fees for payment to service providers from the revenues collected."
General exemption from taxes
SECTION 2. Section 12-37-220(B) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 149 of 1997, is further amended by adding:
"(42) All real property of charitable trusts and foundations held for historic preservation of forts and battlegrounds which extends beyond the buildings and premises actually occupied by the charitable trusts and foundations which own the real property if no profit or benefit from any operation on the charitable trusts' and foundations' real property inures to the benefit of any private stockholder or individual and no income producing ventures are located on the charitable trusts' and foundations' real property. This exemption does not change any exemption provided for charitable trusts and foundations in item (4) of subsection (A) of this section and item (d), Section 3, Article X of the Constitution of this State but is an additional exemption for charitable trusts and foundations for historic preservation as provided in this item."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 24th day of June, 1999.
Approved the 30th day of June, 1999.
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