South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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H. 3267


General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. W. Newton
Document Path: LC-0002PH23.docx

Introduced in the House on January 10, 2023
Introduced in the Senate on April 5, 2023

Summary: Division of Public Charities


Date Body Action Description with journal page number
12/8/2022 House Prefiled
12/8/2022 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
1/10/2023 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 114)
1/10/2023 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 114)
3/29/2023 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 50)
4/4/2023 House Read second time (House Journal-page 24)
4/4/2023 House Roll call Yeas-98 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 24)
4/5/2023 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 20)
4/5/2023 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 1)
4/5/2023 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 1)

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Committee Report

March 29, 2023

H. 3267

Introduced by Rep. W. Newton


S. Printed 03/29/23--H.

Read the first time January 10, 2023




The committee on House Judiciary

To who was referred a Bill (H. 3267) to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by repealing Section 1-7-117 relating to the Division Of Public Charities, etc., respectfully


That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:


WESTON NEWTON for Committee.


statement of estimated fiscal impact

Explanation of Fiscal Impact


State Expenditure

This bill eliminates the outdated code section which places the Division of Public Charities within the Office of the Attorney General and provides for the office's administration of the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act.


The Offices of the Attorney General and Secretary of State report that the implementation of this bill will have no expenditure impact, as the Division of Public Charities was moved to the Office of the Secretary of State from the Office of the Attorney General after 1998 pursuant to Section 33-56-10 et al.



Frank A. Rainwater, Executive Director

Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office











A bill


to amend the south carolina code of laws by repealing section 1-7-117 relating to the division of public charities.


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


SECTION 1.  Section 1-7-117 of the S.C. Code is repealed.


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


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