South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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H. 3106

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Bannister, G.R. Smith, Dillard, Elliott, Hosey and Willis
Document Path: l:\council\bills\sm\20158sa21.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 234, 616

Introduced in the House on January 12, 2021
Currently residing in the House Committee on Ways and Means

Summary: Employer and employee contribution rates under SCRS and PORS

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   12/9/2020  House   Prefiled
   12/9/2020  House   Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
   1/12/2021  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 75)
   1/12/2021  House   Referred to Committee on Ways and Means 
                        (House Journal-page 75)
    2/2/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Willis

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/9/2020

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A BILL

TO AMEND SECTIONS 9-1-1085 AND 9-11-225, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BOTH RELATING TO EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION RATES UNDER THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND THE POLICE OFFICERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM RESPECTIVELY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN EMPLOYER, UP TO CERTAIN LIMITS, MAY ELECT TO PAY ALL OR A PORTION OF REQUIRED EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS DURING A FISCAL YEAR.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 9-1-1085 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding a new subsection (E) to read:

    "(E)    Notwithstanding the employer and employee contribution rates set out in this section, no later than July first, an employer may notify the system of its election to increase its employer contribution rate for the fiscal year beginning that July first by a percentage of earnable compensation no greater than the employee contribution rate for the fiscal year. The employer election under this subsection may not be changed during the fiscal year. The employee contribution rate for employees of an employer electing to increase its employer contribution rate under this subsection must be reduced by the additional percentage of earnable compensation paid by the employer pursuant to this subsection. Additional contributions remitted by an employer under this subsection must be treated as employer contributions."

SECTION    2.    Section 9-11-225 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding a new subsection (E) to read:

    "(E)    Notwithstanding the employer and employee contribution rates set out in this section, no later than July first, an employer may notify the system of its election to increase its employer contribution rate for the fiscal year beginning that July first by a percentage of earnable compensation no greater than the employee contribution rate for the fiscal year. The employer election under this subsection may not be changed during the fiscal year. The employee contribution rate for employees of an employer electing to increase its employer contribution under this subsection must be reduced by the additional percentage of earnable compensation paid by the employer pursuant to this subsection. Additional contributions remitted by an employer under this subsection must be treated as employer contributions."

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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