More than 250 pre-filed bills. Your thoughts?

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Since last session, I’ve been hearing from many of you on a variety of topics. Mainly: Roads and Ethics. To that extent, I focused my time and research on those topics and introduced (or re-introduced) legislation that can help. It won’t be the “end all; be all” but it’s a step in the right direction and does more than what we currently have in place.

I have additional legislation I am finalizing in the coming weeks dealing with additional ethics reforms, autistic children and consumer privacy. As those develop, I’ll pass along for you to read.

What are your thoughts on these bills and the links below to the other House and Senate prefiled bills that were priorities to 176 elected officials the state sent to Columbia?

H. 3009 (Word version) — Reps. Ballentine, Norman, Long and Atwater: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 1.9 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES AND THE ELECTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF A COMMITTEE MAY NOT SERVE MORE THAN FIVE CONSECUTIVE TERMS.
Referred to Committee on Rules

H. 3010 (Word version) — Rep. Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE “SOUTH CAROLINA MARKETPLACE AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT ACT” BY ADDING SECTION 12-36-960 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO TAKE CERTAIN NECESSARY ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS IN THE EVENT THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES ENACTS LEGISLATION REQUIRING STATES TO COLLECT SALES AND USE TAX FROM REMOTE SELLERS, TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES ENACTS LEGISLATION THAT PERMITS STATES TO COLLECT SALES AND USE TAX FROM REMOTE SELLERS, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL REQUIRE THE COLLECTION OF SALES AND USE TAX FROM REMOTE SELLERS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT SALES AND USE TAX REVENUE COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS ACT MUST BE CREDITED TO THE STATE HIGHWAY FUND FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF ROADS AND BRIDGES.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3011 (Word version) — Rep. Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-275 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE BOARD OF ECONOMIC ADVISORS ADJUSTS ITS FORECAST FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR AFTER THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES GIVES THIRD READING TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, ANY INCREASE IN PROJECTED REVENUE ONLY MAY BE APPROPRIATED TO THE STATE NON-FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUND.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3012 (Word version) — Rep. Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-730, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY IN THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL PLANS, SO AS TO DISALLOW CERTAIN FORMER MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE PLANS IF THE MEMBER IS CONVICTED OF, PLEADS GUILTY OR NOLO CONTENDERE TO CERTAIN CRIMES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3013 (Word version) — Rep. Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-35-3017 SO AS TO REQUIRE CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICERS OF GOVERNMENTAL BODIES TO UNDERTAKE LIFE-CYCLE COST ANALYSIS FOR ALL PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THAT ARE EXPECTED TO COST MORE THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 11-35-3020, RELATING TO ADDITIONAL BIDDING PROCEDURES FOR CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE ALTERNATE INFRASTRUCTURE-TYPE BIDDING PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

House Bills prefiled on 12/11

House Bills prefiled on 12/18

Senate prefiled bills