South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 227

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Gambrell
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11062dg19.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 113, 3168, 3457

Introduced in the Senate on January 8, 2019
Introduced in the House on January 29, 2019
Last Amended on January 23, 2019
Currently residing in the House

Summary: Millage rate increase limitations

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  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 (Senate Journal-page 15)
   1/23/2019  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 15)
   1/23/2019  Senate  Roll call Ayes-37  Nays-3 (Senate Journal-page 15)
   1/24/2019  Senate  Read third time and sent to House
   1/29/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 21)
   1/29/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Ways and Means 
                        (House Journal-page 21)
    5/2/2019  House   Committee report: Favorable Ways and Means 
                        (House Journal-page 10)
    5/8/2019  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s).  Kirby, Hiott, G.R. Smith, 
                        Hill, Hixon, Mack, Felder, Pope, Long, Chumley, Burns, 
                        Magnuson, Hewitt, Fry, Week, Brown, Finlay, Henegan, 
                        Jones, Yow, Wooten, Caskey, Mace, Hardee 
                        (House Journal-page 103)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/12/2018
1/22/2019
1/23/2019
1/23/2019-A
5/2/2019

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

COMMITTEE REPORT

May 2, 2019

S. 227

Introduced by Senator Gambrell

S. Printed 5/2/19--H.

Read the first time January 29, 2019.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

To whom was referred a Bill (S. 227) 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, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

GILDA COBB-HUNTER for Committee.

            

A BILL

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.

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

read:

"(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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