South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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S. 401

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senators Gustafson, Hembree and Fanning
Document Path: l:\s-res\pg\002mill.kmm.pg.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3615

Introduced in the Senate on January 12, 2021
Last Amended on April 6, 2021
Currently residing in the Senate

Summary: Millage increases

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   12/9/2020  Senate  Prefiled
   12/9/2020  Senate  Referred to Committee on Finance
   1/12/2021  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 301)
   1/12/2021  Senate  Referred to Committee on Finance 
                        (Senate Journal-page 301)
   3/17/2021  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Finance 
                        (Senate Journal-page 9)
    4/6/2021  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 51)
    4/6/2021  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 51)
    4/6/2021  Senate  Roll call Ayes-22  Nays-20 (Senate Journal-page 51)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/9/2020
3/17/2021
4/6/2021

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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED

April 6, 2021

S. 401

Introduced by Senators Gustafson, Hembree and Fanning

S. Printed 4/6/21--S.

Read the first time January 12, 2021.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-320 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE LIMITATION ON MILLAGE INCREASES, TO ALLOW THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY TO SUSPEND THE LIMITATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPORTING A FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT.

Amend Title To Conform

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

SECTION    1.    Section 6-1-320 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately lettered new subsection at the end to read:

"( )    Notwithstanding the limitation upon millage rate increases contained in subsection (A), the governing body of a county, by a positive majority vote, may adopt an ordinance or resolution to suspend the millage rate limitation for the purpose of supporting a fire protection district created pursuant to Chapter 19, Title 4, or Chapter 11, Title 6. However, the positive majority vote must occur no later than the second anniversary of the effective date of this subsection."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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