South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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S. 969

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senators Alexander, Peeler, Setzler, K. Johnson, Young, Malloy, Senn, Stephens and McLeod
Document Path: LC-0331DG24.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 17, 2024
Introduced in the House on March 21, 2024
Ways and Means

Summary: Income tax deductions

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

Date Body Action Description with journal page number
1/17/2024 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4)
1/17/2024 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance (Senate Journal-page 4)
2/28/2024 Senate Committee report: Favorable Finance (Senate Journal-page 14)
3/19/2024 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 15)
3/19/2024 Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 15)
3/20/2024 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 11)
3/21/2024 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 18)
3/21/2024 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 18)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

01/17/2024
02/28/2024



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Committee Report

February 28, 2024

 

S. 969

 

Introduced by Senators Alexander, Peeler, Setzler, K. Johnson and Young

 

S. Printed 02/28/24--S.

Read the first time January 17, 2024

 

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The committee on Senate Finance

To whom was referred a Bill (S. 969) to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by amending Section 12-6-1140, relating to deductions from individual taxable income, so as to increase the subsistence, etc., respectfully

Report:

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

 

HARVEY S. PEELER, JR. for Committee.

 

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A bill

 

TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS BY AMENDING SECTION 12-6-1140, RELATING TO DEDUCTIONS FROM INDIVIDUAL TAXABLE INCOME, SO AS TO INCREASE THE SUBSISTENCE DEDUCTION AMOUNT FOR CERTAIN PAID PUBLIC SERVANTS SUCH AS LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIREFIGHTERS, AND TO INCREASE THE VOLUNTEER EXEMPTION AMOUNT FOR CERTAIN UNPAID PUBLIC SERVANTS SUCH AS LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIREFIGHTERS.

 

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

 

SECTION 1.  Section 12-6-1140(6) of the S.C. Code is amended to read:

 

    (6) a subsistence allowance of eight sixteen dollars a day for federal, state, and local law enforcement officers paid by a political subdivision of this State, the government of this State, or the federal government, for each regular work day in a taxable year and full-time firefighters and emergency medical service personnel may deduct as a subsistence allowance eight sixteen dollars a day for each regular work day in a taxable year;

 

SECTION 2.  Section 12-6-1140(10)(b) of the S.C. Code is amended to read:

 

    (b) An individual may receive only one deduction pursuant to this item. The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office annually shall estimate a maximum deduction that may be permitted under this section for a taxable year based on an individual income tax revenue loss of three million one hundred thousand dollars attributable to this deduction and shall certify that maximum deduction to the Department of Revenue and for the applicable taxable year, the maximum deduction amount must not exceed the lesser of the certified estimate or three six thousand dollars.

 

SECTION 3.  This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies to tax years beginning after 2023.

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