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Sponsors: Reps. Clemmons, M.A. Pitts, D.C. Moss, Crawford and Viers
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Introduced in the House on February 2, 2010
Introduced in the Senate on March 10, 2010
Last Amended on March 9, 2010
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Finance
Summary: Income tax deductions
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/2/2010 House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-47 2/2/2010 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: M.A.Pitts, D.C.Moss, Crawford 2/3/2010 House Debate adjourned until Thursday, February 4, 2010 HJ-12 2/4/2010 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, February 16, 2010 HJ-31 2/16/2010 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Clemmons, GR Smith, White, Hardwick, Hearn, Crawford, Lowe, GM Smith, Sandifer, MA Pitts, Erickson, Chalk, Bedingfield, and Hayes HJ-24 2/17/2010 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Viers 2/17/2010 House Debate adjourned HJ-189 2/24/2010 House Debate adjourned HJ-29 2/25/2010 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, March 2, 2010 HJ-37 3/3/2010 House Rejected HJ-31 3/3/2010 House Roll call Yeas-41 Nays-67 HJ-31 3/3/2010 House Motion noted- Rep. Clemmons moved to reconsider the vote whereby rejected HJ-113 3/4/2010 House Debate adjourned on the motion to reconsider until Tuesday, March 9 HJ-18 3/9/2010 House Reconsidered HJ-25 3/9/2010 House Amended HJ-51 3/9/2010 House Read second time HJ-51 3/9/2010 House Roll call Yeas-107 Nays-1 HJ-51 3/10/2010 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-31 3/10/2010 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-8 3/10/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance SJ-8
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
March 9, 2010
Introduced by Reps. Clemmons, M.A. Pitts, D.C. Moss, Crawford and Viers
S. Printed 3/9/10--H.
Read the first time February 2, 2010.
REVENUE IMPACT 1/
This bill would reduce state general fund individual income tax revenue by an estimated $170,172 in FY2010-11.
This bill would amend Section 12-6-1140(6) to include detention officers and telecommunications personnel certified in those positions by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy within the category of law enforcement officers eligible to deduct a daily subsistence allowance of eight dollars per day. Pursuant to Section 12-6-1140(6), each federal, state, and local law enforcement officer, full-time firefighter, and emergency medical service technician may deduct a subsistence allowance of five dollars a day for each regular work day in a taxable year. Proviso 36.14 of the FY2005-06 Appropriations Act increased the daily subsistence allowance from five dollars per day to $6.67 per day in a taxable year, and again, Proviso 36.14 of the FY2006-07 Appropriations Act increased the daily subsistence allowance from $6.67 per day to $8.00 per day in a taxable year. These changes to the daily subsistence allowance were codified into permanent law in Act 353 of 2008. Based upon information from officials with the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, this bill would add 1,467 telecommunications personnel (911 officers and dispatchers) certified in these positions to those taxpayers currently eligible for the state income tax deduction. The average, full-time individual works 250 days each year (2000 hours divided by 8 hour days). Multiplying 1,467 telecommunications personnel by the number of days worked and a daily subsistence allowance of $8.00 per day, and applying an average marginal tax rate of 5.8 percent would reduce general fund individual income tax revenue by an estimated $170,172 in FY2010-11.
William C. Gillespie
Board of Economic Advisors
1/ This statement meets the requirement of Section 2-7-71 for a state revenue impact by the BEA, or Section 2-7-76 for a local revenue impact or Section 6-1-85(B) for an estimate of the shift in local property tax incidence by the Office of Economic Research.
TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1140, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEDUCTIONS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA TAXABLE INCOME OF INDIVIDUALS FOR PURPOSES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA INCOME TAX ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE DETENTION OFFICERS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS PERSONNEL WITHIN THE CATEGORY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ELIGIBLE TO CLAIM THE EIGHT DOLLARS A DAY SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE DEDUCTION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, FIRE FIGHTERS, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 12-6-1140(6) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 353 of 2008, is further amended to read:
"(6) a subsistence allowance of eight dollars a day for federal, state, and local law enforcement officers paid by a political subdivision of this State, the government of this State, or the federal government, for each regular work day in a taxable year and full-time firefighters and emergency medical service personnel may deduct as a subsistence allowance eight dollars a day for each regular work day in a taxable year. Included within the category of law enforcement officers for purposes of this item are detention officers certified in those positions by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy or an equivalent certification;"
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies for taxable years beginning after 2009.
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