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A242, R245, H3580
Sponsors: Reps. Scott, Hosey, Vick, Clyburn, J. Hines, Govan, McCraw, Clark, Anthony, Bales, Branham, Breeland, J. Brown, R. Brown, Ceips, Chalk, Cooper, Davenport, Edge, Emory, Frye, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrison, Herbkersman, M. Hines, Jefferson, Littlejohn, Mack, Martin, Moody-Lawrence, Ott, Owens, Parks, Phillips, Rhoad, Rice, Simrill, D.C. Smith, G.R. Smith, J.E. Smith, Taylor, Townsend, Umphlett, Witherspoon, Talley and McLeod
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Introduced in the House on February 16, 2005
Introduced in the Senate on April 20, 2005
Last Amended on February 16, 2006
Passed by the General Assembly on February 22, 2006
Governor's Action: March 20, 2006, Signed
Summary: National Guard Income tax deduction
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/16/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-56 2/16/2005 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means HJ-56 4/13/2005 House Committee report: Favorable Ways and Means HJ-9 4/14/2005 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Talley, McLeod 4/19/2005 House Read second time HJ-69 4/20/2005 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-24 4/20/2005 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-8 4/20/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance SJ-8 2/15/2006 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Finance SJ-15 2/16/2006 Senate Amended SJ-24 2/16/2006 Senate Read second time SJ-24 2/21/2006 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-23 2/22/2006 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-35 3/14/2006 Ratified R 245 3/20/2006 Signed By Governor 3/23/2006 Copies available 3/23/2006 Effective date See Act for Effective Date 4/5/2006 Act No. 242
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(A242, R245, H3580)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1140, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEDUCTIONS ALLOWED FROM SOUTH CAROLINA TAXABLE INCOME OF AN INDIVIDUAL FOR PURPOSES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA INCOME TAX ACT, SO AS TO ALLOW A MAXIMUM THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR DEDUCTION FOR MEMBERS OF THE STATE GUARD AND TO PROVIDE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS DEDUCTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 12-6-1140(10) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 278 of 2004, is further amended to read:
"(10) a deduction calculated as provided in this item for a volunteer firefighter, rescue squad member, volunteer member of a Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Response Team, reserve police officer, Department of Natural Resources deputy enforcement officer, or member of the State Guard not otherwise eligible for this exemption. An individual may receive only one deduction pursuant to this item. The Board of Economic Advisors 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 thousand dollars. Only a volunteer earning a minimum number of points pursuant to Section 23-9-190 is eligible for this deduction. In the case of a reserve police officer and in lieu of minimum points determining eligibility, this deduction is allowed only if the reserve police officer's coordinator-supervisor certifies in writing to the officer that the officer met all requirements of Chapter 28, Title 23 applicable to a reserve police officer for the entire taxable year. In the case of a Department of Natural Resources deputy enforcement officer and in lieu of minimum points determining eligibility, this deduction is allowed only if the deputy enforcement officer's supervisor certifies in writing to the officer that the officer met all requirements of Section 50-3-315 for the entire taxable year. In the case of a member of the State Guard and in lieu of minimum points determining eligibility, this deduction is allowed only if the State Guard member completes a minimum of sixteen hours of training or drill each month, equating to one hundred ninety-two hours a year, and the member's commanding officer certifies in writing to the member that the member met these requirements. These certifications must be on a form approved by the Department of Revenue that must be filed with the officer's or member's tax return for the exemption to be claimed."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies to taxable years beginning after 2005.
Ratified the 14th day of March, 2006.
Approved the 20th day of March, 2006.
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