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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
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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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) 2/19/2020 House Debate adjourned until Tues., 3-17-20 (House Journal-page 41) 9/22/2020 House Debate adjourned until Wed. 9-23-20 (House Journal-page 103)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
May 2, 2019
S. Printed 5/2/19--H.
Read the first time January 29, 2019.
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
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
GILDA COBB-HUNTER for Committee.
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
"(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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