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A257, R286, H4009
Sponsors: Reps. Lucas, Williams, Crawford, Alexander, McCoy, Hiott, Clemmons, Bales, Bedingfield, Ott, G.R. Smith, Herbkersman, Sandifer and S. Rivers
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Introduced in the House on March 21, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on April 9, 2018
Last Amended on June 27, 2018
Passed by the General Assembly on June 27, 2018
Governor's Action: July 2, 2018, Signed
Summary: Motorsports Entertainment Complex Investment Act
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/21/2017 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 120) 3/21/2017 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 120) 2/14/2018 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: S.Rivers 3/22/2018 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Ways and Means (House Journal-page 53) 3/26/2018 Scrivener's error corrected 4/3/2018 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Hill (House Journal-page 104) 4/3/2018 House Amended (House Journal-page 104) 4/3/2018 House Read second time (House Journal-page 104) 4/3/2018 House Roll call Yeas-97 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 107) 4/4/2018 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 11) 4/9/2018 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 9) 4/9/2018 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance (Senate Journal-page 9) 4/24/2018 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Finance (Senate Journal-page 13) 4/25/2018 Scrivener's error corrected 5/8/2018 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 60) 5/8/2018 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 60) 5/8/2018 Senate Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 60) 5/9/2018 Scrivener's error corrected 5/9/2018 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 36) 5/10/2018 House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment (House Journal-page 76) 5/10/2018 House Roll call Yeas-0 Nays-102 (House Journal-page 77) 5/10/2018 Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Malloy, Campbell, Martin (Senate Journal-page 19) 5/10/2018 House Conference committee appointed Williams, Lucas, Simrill (House Journal-page 85) 6/27/2018 Senate Conference report received and adopted (Senate Journal-page 39) 6/27/2018 Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 39) 6/27/2018 House Conference report received and adopted (House Journal-page 79) 6/27/2018 House Roll call Yeas-107 Nays-2 (House Journal-page 83) 6/27/2018 House Ordered enrolled for ratification (House Journal-page 84) 6/28/2018 Ratified R 286 7/2/2018 Signed By Governor 7/5/2018 Effective date 07/02/2018 7/12/2018 Act No. 257
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(A257, R286, H4009)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 69 TO TITLE 12 SO AS TO ENACT THE "MOTORSPORTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX INVESTMENT ACT" BY EXEMPTING CERTAIN BUILDING MATERIALS FOR A COMPLEX FROM THE SALES TAX AND TO PROVIDE THE PROCESS BY WHICH A QUALIFIED COMPANY MAY CLAIM THE EXEMPTION.
Whereas, since 1950, with the inaugural running of the Southern 500, the first stock car race on a paved track, South Carolina has served as a cornerstone in the development of stock car racing, one of the fastest growing and most popular spectator sports in the country; and
Whereas, South Carolina lays claim to many of the legends of NASCAR racing, including Rex White, David Pearson, Bud Moore, James Hylton, Tiny Lund, and Cale Yarborough; and
Whereas, the State of South Carolina is rich in historical references to the sport of stock car racing, as evidenced by the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum and the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame, in addition to dirt raceways across the State of South Carolina that served as home to the fledgling sport of NASCAR racing in the 1950s; and
Whereas, the NASCAR events in South Carolina focus our nation's attention and the attention of the world upon our great State as a sport and tourism destination each year; and
Whereas, the annual economic impact that NASCAR racing has on South Carolina is in excess of fifty million dollars, as NASCAR fans from across the country and around the world visit the State each year to attend racing events and then vacation in communities throughout the Palmetto State. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Motorsports Entertainment Complex Investment Act
SECTION 1. Title 12 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 12-69-10. This chapter may be cited as the 'Motorsports Entertainment Complex Investment Act'.
Section 12-69-20. For purposes of this chapter:
(1) 'Company' means any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other business entity.
(2) 'Department' means the Department of Revenue.
(3) 'Motorsports entertainment complex' has the same meaning as provided in Section 12-21-2425.
Section 12-69-30. (A) A company, upon making application for, meeting the requirements of, and receiving written certification of that designation from the department, as provided in subsection (B), is exempt from state and local sales tax on building materials, supplies, fixtures, and equipment for the construction, repair, or improvement of or that become a part of a motorsports entertainment complex.
(B) A company shall become a qualified company by applying with the department. The director of the department shall approve the application so long as the application is accompanied by a practical plan to make a capital investment of at least ten million dollars on any motorsports entertainment complex in this State within the five-year period immediately following the approval of the application. Upon receiving written certification from the department, a company may utilize the exemption specified in subsection (A).
(C) Once a company has met the requirements of subsection (B), the department shall issue a sales and use tax exemption certificate to the company as evidence of the exemption. The exemption is effective upon receipt and shall remain effective until December thirty-first of the fifth full calendar year after its issuance. Once the exemption certificate is ineffective, the company must return the exemption certificate to the department and submit a report to the department of the actual expenditures made in South Carolina in connection with the investment. The company must designate a member or representative of the company to work with the department on reporting of the investment.
(D) A company that is approved and receives a sales and use tax exemption certificate but fails to meet the capital investment requirements within the five-year period, is liable for the sales and use taxes that would have been paid had the approval not been granted in the same proportion as the actual capital investment failed to meet the required capital investment. The company must be given a sixty-day period in which to pay the sales and use taxes without incurring penalties. The sales and use taxes are considered due as of the date the tangible personal property was purchased in or brought into South Carolina for use, storage, or consumption."
SECTION 2. Except where specified otherwise, this act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies to tax years beginning after 2017.
Ratified the 28th day of June, 2018.
Approved the 2nd day of July, 2018.
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