South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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H. 3992

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General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Blackwell, McGinnis, Sandifer, Ligon, Cromer, Magnuson, White, Pace and Burns
Document Path: LC-0228WAB23.docx

Introduced in the House on February 16, 2023
Introduced in the Senate on February 7, 2024
Last Amended on February 6, 2024
Labor, Commerce and Industry

Summary: Delinquent unemployment compensation tax rates

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

Date Body Action Description with journal page number
2/16/2023 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 18)
2/16/2023 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 18)
2/22/2023 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Sandifer
1/31/2024 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ligon
1/31/2024 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 2)
2/1/2024 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cromer, Magnuson, White, Pace, Burns
2/6/2024 House Amended (House Journal-page 20)
2/6/2024 House Read second time (House Journal-page 20)
2/6/2024 House Roll call Yeas-117 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 21)
2/7/2024 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 13)
2/7/2024 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7)
2/7/2024 Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 7)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

02/16/2023
01/31/2024
02/06/2024



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February 06, 2024

 

H. 3992

 

Introduced by Reps. Blackwell, McGinnis, Sandifer, Ligon, Cromer, Magnuson, White, Pace and Burns

 

S. Printed 02/06/24--H.

Read the first time February 16, 2023

 

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TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS BY AMENDING SECTION 41-31-60, RELATING TO DELINQUENT UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION TAX RATES, SO AS TO PERMIT EMPLOYERS WITH INSTALLMENT PAYMENT AGREEMENTS APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE TO PAY THE TAX AT A REDUCED RATE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE AUTOMATIC REVERSION OF THIS RATE UPON FAILURE TO TIMELY COMPLY WITH THE PAYMENT AGREEMENT.

    Amend Title To Conform

 

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

 

SECTION 1.  Section 41-31-60(B) of the S.C. Code is amended to read:

 

    (B) No employer is permitted to pay his unemployment compensation tax at a reduced tax rate class for any quarter when a tax execution issued in accordance with Section 41-31-390 with respect to delinquent unemployment compensation tax for a previous quarter is unpaid and outstanding against the employer. If on the computation date upon which an employer's tax rate is computed as provided in Section 41-31-40 there is an outstanding tax execution, the tax class twenty rate must be assigned to the employer until the next computation date or until such time as all outstanding tax executions have been paid. An employer who has a department-approved installment payment agreement shall be permitted to pay its unemployment compensation tax at a reduced rate. However, any such employer's tax rate shall immediately revert to the tax class twenty rate if the employer fails to make any one of the succeeding deferred payments or fails to submit any succeeding wage report and payment in a timely manner as required by the department-approved installment payment agreement.

 

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

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