South Carolina Legislature
South Carolina Legislature

House Amendment 1
H 4020 - Session 125 (2023-2024)
Film incentives

Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 4020

The Committee on Ways and Means proposes the following amendment (LC-4020.DG0002H):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, by striking Section 12-6-50(E)(1), (2), and (3) and inserting:

(1) In addition to the rebates allowed pursuant to subsection (A), the department may rebate to a motion picture production company up to thirty percent of the expenditures made by the motion picture production company in the State if the motion picture production company has a minimum in-state expenditure of one million dollars. This item does not apply to payroll paid for motion picture production employees subject to this section or money paid to the companies described in subsection (A)(2)(a)(ii) or (iii). The allocations to motion picture production companies contemplated by this chapter must be made by the department. The department shall report annually to the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on the use of all funds pursuant to this item. The report is a public record pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, Chapter 4, Title 30, and must be posted annually on the commission's website by July first.

(2) Also, the department may use a portion of the rebate allotment to fund the operations for the South Carolina Film Commission and for the promotion of collaborative production and educational efforts between institutions of higher learning in South Carolina and motion picture-related entities.

(3) Any rebates allowed or funds used by the department pursuant to this subsection shall reduce the annual limit set forth in subsection (A) by an equal amount.

(4)The department, in conjunction with the South Carolina Film Commission, shall adopt rules and promulgate regulations necessary to administer this subsection.