South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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R256, S968

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senators Alexander, Climer and Kimbrell
Document Path: l:\s-res\tca\056buri.kmm.tca.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3598

Introduced in the Senate on January 12, 2022
Introduced in the House on March 2, 2022
Last Amended on June 15, 2022
Passed by the General Assembly on June 15, 2022
Governor's Action: June 17, 2022, Signed

Summary: Veteran Service Organization Burial Honor Guard Support Fund, established

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/12/2022  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
   1/12/2022  Senate  Referred to Committee on Family and Veterans' Services 
                        (Senate Journal-page 5)
   2/23/2022  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Family and 
                        Veterans' Services (Senate Journal-page 9)
   2/24/2022          Scrivener's error corrected
    3/1/2022  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 31)
    3/1/2022  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 31)
    3/1/2022  Senate  Roll call Ayes-42  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 31)
    3/2/2022  Senate  Read third time and sent to House 
                        (Senate Journal-page 11)
    3/2/2022  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 102)
    3/2/2022  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 102)
   4/27/2022  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, 
                        Military, Public and Municipal Affairs 
                        (House Journal-page 10)
    5/3/2022  House   Amended (House Journal-page 73)
    5/3/2022  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 73)
    5/3/2022  House   Roll call Yeas-109  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 74)
    5/4/2022  House   Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments 
                        (House Journal-page 23)
    5/5/2022  Senate  House amendment amended (Senate Journal-page 37)
    5/5/2022  Senate  Roll call Ayes-38  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 37)
    5/5/2022  Senate  Returned to House with amendments 
                        (Senate Journal-page 37)
   5/11/2022  House   Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled 
                        (House Journal-page 73)
   5/11/2022  House   Roll call Yeas-102  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 73)
   5/11/2022  House   Reconsidered (House Journal-page 88)
   5/11/2022  House   Non-concurrence in Senate amendment 
                        (House Journal-page 88)
   5/11/2022  House   Roll call Yeas-1  Nays-100 (House Journal-page 88)
   5/12/2022  Senate  Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee 
                        appointed  Shealy, Young, McElveen 
                        (Senate Journal-page 26)
   5/12/2022  House   Conference committee appointed  Yow, Matthews, McGarry 
                        (House Journal-page 120)
   5/12/2022  Senate  Free conference powers granted (Senate Journal-page 26)
   5/12/2022  Senate  Free conference committee appointed  Shealy, Young, 
                        McElveen (Senate Journal-page 26)
   5/12/2022  Senate  Free conference report received and adopted 
                        (Senate Journal-page 28)
   6/15/2022  House   Free conference powers granted (House Journal-page 39)
   6/15/2022  House   Roll call Yeas-105  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 40)
   6/15/2022  House   Free conference committee appointed  Yow, Matthews, 
                        McGarry (House Journal-page 41)
   6/15/2022  House   Free conference report adopted (House Journal-page 43)
   6/15/2022  House   Roll call Yeas-111  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 43)
   6/15/2022  House   Ordered enrolled for ratification (House Journal-page 45)
   6/16/2022          Ratified R  256
   6/17/2022          Signed By Governor

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/12/2022
2/23/2022
2/24/2022
3/1/2022
4/27/2022
5/3/2022
5/5/2022
6/15/2022

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NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(R256, S968)

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 25-11-85 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE "VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATION BURIAL HONOR GUARD SUPPORT FUND" TO HELP OFFSET THE COSTS INCURRED BY SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTERS OF CONGRESSIONALLY CHARTERED VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS IN PROVIDING HONOR GUARD BURIAL DETAILS AT THE FUNERALS OF QUALIFYING SOUTH CAROLINA MILITARY VETERANS, AND TO DEFINE RELEVANT TERMS.

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

Veterans Service Organization Burial Honor Guard Support Fund established

SECTION    1.    Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 25 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 25-11-85.    (A)(1)    There is established and created in the State Treasury a fund separate and distinct from the general fund of the State and all other funds entitled the 'Veterans Service Organization Burial Honor Guard Support Fund'. The fund's exclusive purpose is to help offset the costs paid by South Carolina chapters of congressionally chartered veterans service organizations that provide well-equipped and properly trained honor guard burial details at the funerals of qualifying South Carolina veterans.

(2)    Revenues of the fund may include gifts, grants, federal funds, or donations made to the fund, regardless of source, and amounts as may be appropriated to the fund by the General Assembly. Money deposited in the fund must be disbursed by the State Treasurer upon the warrant of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans' Affairs or his representative. Earnings on this fund must be credited to it, and a balance in the fund at the end of a fiscal year does not lapse to the general fund of the State, but is instead carried forward in the fund to the succeeding fiscal year to be used for the same purposes. The fund is not subject to midyear budget reductions, and disbursements awarded may not at any time exceed the fund balance at the time of the grant.

(B)    Upon request by a South Carolina chapter of a congressionally chartered veterans service organization that provided an honor guard burial detail at the funeral of a qualifying South Carolina veteran, the Secretary of the Department of Veterans' Affairs or his representative may authorize a disbursement from the fund, in an amount not less than fifty dollars, but not exceeding the per funeral cap established annually by the secretary, for the purposes described in this section. Pursuant to his authority provided for in Section 25-11-20(D), the Secretary of the Department of Veterans' Affairs may promulgate regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this section.

(C)    As used in this section:

(1)    'Veteran' means a person who has:

(a)    served on active duty in the uniformed military services of the United States;

(b)    served on active duty in the National Guard or any organized state militia; or

(c)    served in the reserve components of the uniformed military services of the United States on active duty; and

(d)    was released from this service other than by dishonorable discharge.

(2)    'Veterans service organization' means an association, corporation, or other entity that qualifies under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) or Section 501(c)(19) as a tax exempt organization, a federally chartered veterans service corporation, or a veterans' affairs office or agency established by state law. This term also includes a member or employee of any such entity."

Time effective

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

Ratified the 16th day of June, 2022.

__________________________________________

President of the Senate

___________________________________________

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Approved the ____________ day of _____________________2022.

___________________________________________

Governor

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