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Sponsors: Senators Knotts, Bryant, Fair, Thomas, Grooms, Scott and Williams
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3193, 3194
Introduced in the Senate on January 17, 2012
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Finance
Summary: Income tax deductions
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/17/2012 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 14) 1/17/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance (Senate Journal-page 14)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1140, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEDUCTIONS ALLOWED FROM SOUTH CAROLINA TAXABLE INCOME OF AN INDIVIDUAL FOR PURPOSES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA INCOME TAX ACT, SO AS TO ALLOW A MAXIMUM THREE THOUSAND DOLLAR A YEAR DEDUCTION FOR VOLUNTEER STATE CONSTABLES DESIGNATED BY THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION AS STATE CONSTABLES AND TO PROVIDE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS DEDUCTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. A. Section 12-6-1140(10)(a) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 116 of 2007, is further amended to read:
"(a) A deduction calculated as provided in this item for a volunteer firefighter, rescue squad member, volunteer member of a Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Response Team, reserve police officer, Department of Natural Resources deputy enforcement officer,
or a member of the State Guard, or a volunteer state constable appointed pursuant to Section 23-1-60 for the purpose of assisting named law enforcement agencies and who has been designated by the State Law Enforcement Division as a state constable not otherwise eligible for this exemption."
B. Section 12-6-1140(10)(c) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 116 of 2007, is further amended by adding at the end:
"(v) In the case of a volunteer state constable and in lieu of minimum points determining eligibility, this deduction is allowed only if the volunteer state constable completes a minimum logged service time of two hundred forty hours per year and has been designated by the State Law Enforcement Division as a state constable before the taxable year for which the deduction is first claimed and if the volunteer state constable is current with the required SLED approved annual training for constables for the most recently completed fiscal year as evidenced by a copy of the documentation provided SLED of this annual training filed with the volunteer state constable's state income tax return."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies for taxable years beginning after 2010.
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