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Sponsors: Senator Gambrell
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 113, 3168, 3457
Introduced in the Senate on January 8, 2019
Last Amended on January 23, 2019
Currently residing in the Senate
Summary: Millage rate increase limitations
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/12/2018 Senate Prefiled 12/12/2018 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance 1/8/2019 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 141) 1/8/2019 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance (Senate Journal-page 141) 1/22/2019 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Finance (Senate Journal-page 14) 1/23/2019 Scrivener's error corrected 1/23/2019 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted 1/23/2019 Senate Read second time 1/23/2019 Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-3
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
January 23, 2019
S. Printed 1/23/19--S.
Read the first time January 8, 2019.
TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-320, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MILLAGE RATE INCREASE LIMITATIONS, SO AS TO ALLOW A MUNICIPALITY WITHOUT AN OPERATING MILLAGE ON JANUARY 1, 2019, OR A MUNICIPALITY THAT INCORPORATES AFTER JANUARY 1, 2019, TO IMPOSE AN OPERATING MILLAGE AND TO IMPOSE LIMITATIONS.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 6-1-320(A) of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately numbered item at the end to
"(3)(a) A municipality without an operating millage on January 1, 2019, or a municipality that incorporates after January 1, 2019, may impose an operating millage sufficient to generate one-third of the municipality's general fund expenses in the previous fiscal year.
(b) Notwithstanding subitem (a), a municipality without an operating millage on January 1, 2019, that previously imposed an operating millage but repealed the millage, may re-impose an operating millage up to an amount equal to its last millage plus the cumulative amount of the increases that would have been allowed pursuant to item (1) since 2007 or since the millage was repealed, whichever is more recent. In calculating the millage amount for reimposition, appropriate amounts must be adjusted to account for rollback millage pursuant to Section 12-37-251(E). For purposes of item (2), a municipality that re-imposes millage pursuant to this subitem is deemed to have imposed the maximum millage for the years prior to the reimposition.
(c) After the operating millage is imposed pursuant to this item, the millage is subject to the limitations on increases set forth in item (1)."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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