South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3457

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Kirby, Wheeler, Jordan and Weeks
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11151dg19.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 113, 227, 3168

Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Last Amended on April 9, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Ways and Means

Summary: Millage rate increase limitations

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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    1/8/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 249)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Ways and Means 
                        (House Journal-page 249)
   1/10/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Wheeler, Jordan
   3/27/2019  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Ways and 
                        Means (House Journal-page 36)
    4/2/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Weeks
    4/4/2019  House   Debate adjourned until  Tues., 4-9-19 
                        (House Journal-page 73)
    4/9/2019  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s).  Hill, Toole 
                        (House Journal-page 13)
    4/9/2019  House   Amended (House Journal-page 13)
    4/9/2019  House   Recommitted to Committee on Ways and Means 
                        (House Journal-page 28)
   4/10/2019  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 17)
   4/10/2019  House   Roll call Yeas-92  Nays-7 (House Journal-page 18)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/8/2019
3/27/2019
4/9/2019

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

AMENDED--NOT PRINTED IN THE HOUSE

Amt. No. 1 (3457C001.NBD.DG19)

April 9, 2019

H. 3457

Introduced by Reps. Kirby, Wheeler, Jordan and Weeks

S. Printed 3/27/19--H.

Read the first time January 8, 2019.

            

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.

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 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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