Current Status Bill Number:
4501Ratification Number: 483Act Number: 395Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960125Primary Sponsor: FlemingAll Sponsors: Fleming, Mason, G. Brown, Seithel, Clyburn, S. Whipper, Sandifer, Stoddard, L. Whipper, Vaughn, Littlejohn, Cato, Elliott and R. SmithDrafted Document Number: pfm\7828htc.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960530Date of Last Amendment: 19960515Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960604Subject: Delinquent debt to hospitals
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960613 Act No. A395 ------ 19960604 Signed by Governor ------ 19960530 Ratified R483 House 19960530 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960528 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19960515 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments Senate 19960508 Recalled from Committee, 06 SF placed on the Calendar Senate 19960227 Introduced, read first time, 06 SF referred to Committee House 19960222 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960221 Amended, read second time House 19960214 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19960125 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A395, R483, H4501)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 12-56-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE SETOFF DEBT COLLECTION ACT, SO AS TO EXCLUDE FROM THE DEFINITION OF "DELINQUENT DEBT" SUMS OWED A COUNTY HOSPITAL WHEN THE HOSPITAL AND THE DEBTOR HAVE ENTERED INTO A WRITTEN PAYMENT AGREEMENT AND THE DEBTOR IS CURRENT IN MEETING THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE AGREEMENT AND TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A DELINQUENT DEBT BE A "LIQUIDATED" SUM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 12-56-20(4) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 76 of 1995, is amended to read:
"(4) `Delinquent debt' means any sum due and owing any claimant agency, including collection costs, court costs, fines, penalties, and interest which have accrued through contract, subrogation, tort, operation of law, or any other legal theory regardless of whether there is an outstanding judgment for that sum which is legally collectible and for which a collection effort has been or is being made. It does not include sums owed to county hospitals when the hospital and the debtor have entered into a written payment agreement and the debtor is current in meeting the obligations of the agreement."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies with respect to applicable offsets on and after that date regardless of the taxable year for which the refund is issued.
Approved the 4th day of June, 1996.