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H*2151 (Rat #0584, Act #0487 of 1984) General Bill, By R. Schwartz, M.O. Alexander, R.L. Altman, J.F. Anderson, W.S. Anderson, D.L. Aydlette, L.E. Bennett, J.D. Bradley, P.T. Bradley, Branton, T.A. Brett, R.B. Brown, D.M. Bruce, T.M. Burriss, M.J. Busbee, Carnell, M.D. Cleveland, R.L. Cobb, M.J. Cooper, W.N. Cork, C.M. Dangerfield, F.L. Day, P.W. Derrick, T.W. Edwards, T.J. Ervin, P. Evatt, J.P. Gardner, L.E. Gentry, H.C. Granger, M.S. Gulledge, J.L. Harris, Harvin, D.O. Hawkins, J.C. Hearn, B.L. Hendricks, L.I. Hendricks, D.N. Holt, B.E. Huff, W.H. Jones, J.E. Kinard, J.R. Klapman, R.A. Kohn, Koon, E.S. Lake, W.R. Lee, E.C. Lewis, T.M. Marchant, Martin, D.M. McEachin, McKay, J.W. McLeod, D.E. McTeer, M.P. Miles, E.L. Nettles, D.L. Ogburn, H.E. Pearce, L. Phillips, Phillips, R.L. Rigdon, J.I. Rogers, Russell, D. Sheppard, E.W. Simpson, E.C. Stoddard, B.E. Thrailkill, D.C. Waldrop, M.H. Westbrook, Wilkins, D.E. Winstead and R.R. Woods
    A Bill to designate Sections 11-11-10 through 11-11-110 and Section 11-11-130, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the 1976 Code to be entitled "General Provisions"; to designate Section 12 of Part II of Act 219 of 1977 as Section 11-11-310 and Article 3 of Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the 1976 Code to be entitled "Reserve Fund"; to amend Chapter 11 of Title 11 by adding Article 5 so as to establish a limitation on appropriations of State Government based on the economic growth of the State as measured by the growth in South Carolina personal income, and a limitation on growth of state employment based on the growth of the population of the State and provide procedures for computing and suspending both limitations; prohibit the Comptroller General from approving or issuing warrants for disbursement above the amount appropriated unless authorized by the General Assembly; provide that the Division of Research and Statistical Services of the Budget and Control Board shall annually compute and certify to the General Assembly a current figure to limit appropriations as provided in this Article prior to the Board's submission of its recommended budget to the House Ways and Means Committee; provide that the General Assembly may, by a special vote, suspend the spending limitation for any one fiscal year for a specific amount if a financial emergency is declared to exist; provide that when surplus funds are collected, the surplus may be appropriated by the General Assembly to match funds for public education, public welfare, public health, road and highway construction, rehabilitation, replacement, or maintenance financed in part with federal participation funding or federal grants or tolls or to accelerate the retirement of bonded indebtedness transferred to the General Fund Reserve, provide tax relief, or be used to avoid the issuance of bonds for projects that are authorized but not issued; provide that the ratio of the number of permanent state positions to the total annually updated resident population of the State may not exceed that ratio of permanent state positions as existed in fiscal year 1980-81 compared to the total resident population of the State as determined by the 1980 decennial census; provide that the Budget and Control Board determine the number of permanent state positions; prohibit the Budget and Control Board from recommending to the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives that the Committee may not introduce any Appropriation Bill which provides for an increase in state employment in excess of the ratio prescribed in this Article; provide that if a financial emergency is declared to exist the General Assembly may suspend, by a special vote, the employment limitation for any one fiscal year for a specific number; provide that the presiding officer of either house of the General Assembly shall not allow to be introduced any amendment to the Appropriation Bill which increases the number of state employees unless there is attached to the amendment a certificate from the State Auditor which states the increase in state employees is within the limitation prescribed; prohibit the use of bond proceeds for other than capital improvements and limit annual maximum debt service on general obligation bonds to not more than five and one-half percent of general state revenues for the fiscal year next preceding; require new or increased taxes to be levied by separate legislative acts rather than in appropriation acts; to amend the Code by adding Section 12-17-616 so as to provide for a tax credit for business enterprises who employ eighteen or more full-time employees and locate the business in a designated less developed area; and to repeal Section 12, Part II, of Act 517 of 1980 relating to spending and employment limitations and other budget matters.-amended title
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01/11/83House Introduced and read first time HJ-234
01/11/83House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means HJ-235
05/17/83House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Ways and Means HJ-2873
05/19/83House Objection by Rep. McAbee, Taylor, Archibald, McLellan & Koon HJ-2976
01/10/84House Special order, set for immediately after 2nd reading of H-3267 (under H-3227) HJ-297
03/28/84House Debate interrupted HJ-2028
03/29/84House Amended HJ-2081
03/29/84House Debate interrupted HJ-2096
04/03/84House Amended HJ-2123
04/03/84House Read second time HJ-2131
04/17/84House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-2442
04/18/84Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-1438
04/18/84Senate Referred to Committee on Finance SJ-1439
05/15/84Senate Committee report: Favorable Finance SJ-1802
06/07/84Senate Special order SJ-2395
06/14/84Senate Read second time SJ-2541
06/14/84Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-2541
06/14/84Senate Special order SJ-2541
06/15/84Senate Read third time and enrolled SJ-2600
06/21/84 Ratified R 584
06/27/84 Signed By Governor
06/27/84 Effective date 06/27/84
06/27/84 Act No. 487
07/12/84 Copies available

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