South Carolina - H3516 - 2017

To amend Section 12-28-310, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the motor fuel user fee, so as to phase in an increase of ten cents on the fee over five years; to amend Sections 56-11-410 and 56-11-450, both relating to the road tax, so as to increase the road tax in the same manner as the motor fuel user fee; to amend Section 56-3-620, as amended, relating to the biennial registration of a motor vehicle, so as to increase the fee for the registration; by adding Section 56-3-627 so as to require each resident to pay an infrastructure maintenance fee upon first registering any vehicle and certain other items in this state and to specify the manner in which the fee is calculated, credited, and administered; by adding Section 56-3-645 so as to impose a road use fee on certain motor vehicles that operate on fuel that is not subject to the motor fuel user fee…

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Added On: 04-23-2017
Updated On: 09-01-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsors: Carl L. Anderson (House/Democratic), Michael A. Anthony (House/Democratic), Jimmy C. Bales (House/Democratic), Beth E. Bernstein (House/Democratic), Robert L. Brown (House/Democratic), Gary E. Clary (House/Republican), Alan D. Clemmons (House/Republican), William Clyburn (House/Democratic), Gilda Cobb-Hunter (House/Democratic), William Scott Cogswell, Jr. (House/Republican), J. Derham J. Cole Jr. (House/Republican), William E. Crosby (House/Republican), Joseph S. Daning (House/Republican), Sylleste H. Davis (House/Republican), F. Gregory Delleney Jr. (House/Republican), MaryGail K. Douglas (House/Democratic), Shannon S. Erickson (House/Republican), Raye Felder (House/Republican), Laurie Slade Funderburk (House/Democratic), Jerry N. Govan Jr. (House/Democratic), Kevin Hardee (House/Republican), Phyllis Henderson (House/Republican), Patricia Moore "Pat" Henegan (House/Democratic), William G. Herbkersman (House/Republican), William M. Hixon (House/Republican), Lonnie Hosey (House/Democratic), Joseph H. Jefferson (House/Democratic), John Richard C. King (House/Democratic), Patsy G. Knight (House/Democratic), James H. Lucas (House/Republican), Richard "Rick" Martin (House/Republican), Christopher J. Murphy (House/Republican), Brandon Michael Newton (House/Republican), Wm. Weston J. Newton (House/Republican), Russell L. Ott (House/Democratic), Thomas E. Pope (House/Republican), Robert L. Ridgeway, III (House/Democratic), Samuel Rivers, Jr. (House/Republican), William E. Sandifer III (House/Republican), J. Gary Simrill (House/Republican), F. Michael Sottile (House/Republican), L. Kit Spires (House/Republican), Tommy M. Stringer (House/Republican), Ivory Torrey Thigpen (House/Democratic), J. David Weeks (House/Democratic), J. Seth Whipper (House/Democratic), W. Brian White (House/Republican), Robert Q. Williams (House/Democratic)

Actions (66)

  • 01-18-2017 - Introduced and read first time
  • 01-18-2017 - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
  • 01-19-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Douglas, Knight, Erickson
  • 01-24-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan, Ridgeway, Williams, Jefferson, Ott, Govan
  • 01-25-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson
  • 01-26-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: V.S.Moss
  • 01-31-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Martin, Spires, Funderburk, D.C.Moss
  • 02-01-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brown, Whipper, Cobb-Hunter
  • 02-02-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Felder, Bernstein
  • 02-07-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.E.Smith, Clemmons
  • 02-09-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Clyburn
  • 02-14-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Daning
  • 02-14-2017 - Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., minority unfavorable Ways and Means
  • 02-15-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cogswell
  • 02-21-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Davis, B.Newton, Anthony, Crosby, S.Rivers, Thigpen, Hosey, Murphy
  • 02-22-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hardee, Weeks
  • 02-23-2017 - Debate adjourned until Tues., 2-28-17
  • 02-23-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: King
  • 02-28-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Sottile
  • 02-28-2017 - Debate adjourned until Wed., 3-1-17
  • 03-01-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Anderson
  • 03-01-2017 - Amended
  • 03-01-2017 - Read second time
  • 03-01-2017 - Roll call Yeas-97 Nays-18
  • 03-02-2017 - Introduced and read first time
  • 03-02-2017 - Referred to Committee on Finance
  • 03-02-2017 - Scrivener's error corrected
  • 03-02-2017 - Read third time and sent to Senate
  • 03-07-2017 - Scrivener's error corrected
  • 03-15-2017 - Committee report: Favorable with amendment Finance
  • 03-16-2017 - Scrivener's error corrected
  • 03-29-2017 - Motion For Special Order Failed
  • 03-29-2017 - Roll call Ayes-23 Nays-18
  • 04-06-2017 - Debate interrupted
  • 04-18-2017 - Debate interrupted
  • 04-19-2017 - Roll call Ayes-21 Nays-17
  • 04-19-2017 - Debate interrupted
  • 04-19-2017 - Committee Amendment Adopted
  • 04-20-2017 - Debate interrupted
  • 04-25-2017 - Debate interrupted
  • 04-25-2017 - Amended
  • 04-26-2017 - Read second time
  • 04-26-2017 - Amended
  • 04-27-2017 - Roll call Ayes-30 Nays-9
  • 04-27-2017 - Read third time and returned to House with amendments
  • 05-03-2017 - Conference committee appointed Simrill, Rutherford, White
  • 05-03-2017 - Non-concurrence in Senate amendment
  • 05-03-2017 - Roll call Yeas-7 Nays-107
  • 05-03-2017 - Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Campbell, Sheheen, Turner
  • 05-08-2017 - Free conference report adopted
  • 05-08-2017 - Roll call Ayes-32 Nays-12
  • 05-08-2017 - Free conference committee appointed Sheheen, Campbell, Turner
  • 05-08-2017 - Free conference powers granted
  • 05-08-2017 - Roll call Ayes-32 Nays-11
  • 05-09-2017 - Vetoed by Governor
  • 05-09-2017 - Ordered enrolled for ratification
  • 05-09-2017 - Ratified R 51
  • 05-09-2017 - Roll call Yeas-99 Nays-20
  • 05-09-2017 - Free conference report adopted
  • 05-09-2017 - Free conference committee appointed Simrill, Rutherford, White
  • 05-09-2017 - Free conference powers granted
  • 05-09-2017 - Roll call Yeas-102 Nays-16
  • 05-10-2017 - Veto overridden Ayes-32 Nays-12
  • 05-10-2017 - Veto overridden by originating body Yeas-95 Nays-18
  • 05-19-2017 - Effective date See Act
  • 05-25-2017 - Act No. 40

Votes (38)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
03-01-2017Adopt  House30846no
03-01-2017Passage of BillHouse97185yes
03-01-2017Table  House84333yes
03-01-2017Table  House792219yes
03-29-2017to set for Special OrderSenate23184no
04-19-2017adoption of committee amendmentSenate21177yes
04-19-2017to adopt  Senate16263no
04-19-2017to lay on the table Senate23193yes
04-19-2017to lay on the table Senate22203yes
04-25-2017to lay on the table Senate29124yes
04-25-2017to lay on the table Senate26172yes
04-25-2017to lay on the table Senate26163yes
04-25-2017to lay on the table Senate27162yes
04-25-2017to lay on the table Senate16263no
04-25-2017to lay on the table Senate23184yes
04-25-2017to lay on the table- -Part A Senate28152yes
04-26-2017to lay on the table Senate24174yes
04-26-2017to adopt  Senate3582yes
04-26-2017to lay on the table Senate29124yes
04-26-2017to lay on the table Senate27162yes
04-26-20172nd ReadingSenate33102yes
04-26-2017to lay on the table Senate26163yes
04-26-2017Rule 15ASenate26163yes
04-26-2017to lay on the table Senate26163yes
04-26-2017to lay on the table Senate26154yes
04-26-2017to lay on the table Senate26163yes
04-26-2017to lay on the table Senate24174yes
04-26-2017to lay on the table Senate23166yes
04-26-2017to lay on the table Senate27153yes
04-27-20173rd ReadingSenate3096yes
05-03-2017Concur in Senate AmendmentsHouse71076no
05-08-2017to grant free conference powersSenate32112yes
05-08-2017motion to invoke clotureSenate24201yes
05-08-2017to adopt the free conference reportSenate32121yes
05-09-2017Grant Free Conference PowersHouse102162yes
05-09-2017Adopt Free Conference ReportHouse99201yes
05-10-2017Overide Veto by the GovernorHouse95187yes
05-10-2017to override the vetoSenate32121yes

News (9)

State House Ways and Means Committee passes roads bill - Upstate Business Journal
Published by
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:52:56 GMT

The South Carolina House and Ways Means Committee passed a roads bill that includes long-term funding and governance reform, but opponents say it doesn't do enough to help fix the state's crumbling infrastructure. Ways and Means members amended ...

SC House passes roads bill, sends it to governor's desk - WYFF Greenville
Published by
Tue, 09 May 2017 19:30:05 GMT

SC House passes roads bill, sends it to governor's desk ... House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement after the House passed the conference report to H.3516 by an overwhelming bipartisan majority vote of 99-20 ...

Long road could be in store for bill to fix SC roads - WIS
Published by
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:49:48 GMT

Another hurdle is cleared after senators passed H. 3516, the bill to fund road repairs by raising South Carolina's gas tax. In a vote 30 to 9 on Thursday morning, ... Greg Hembree (R- Horry), say the fiscal impact of this plan to the state is uncertain ...

AFP Calls On SC Lawmakers To Oppose Gas Tax Bill - FITSNews
Published by
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:29:00 GMT

COLUMBIA – Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina is issuing a statement today urging members of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee to oppose H.3516, a bill that would raise the gas tax among other things. The group is encouraging lawmakers ...

SC House approves gas tax increase to fund road repairs - Greenville Journal
Published by
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:43:26 GMT

The bill, H.3516, would increase the state's gas tax by 2 cents a year for the next five years and increase the cap on the vehicle sales tax from $300 to $500 and add $60 or $120 fees for hybrid and electric vehicles every two years. It will also ...

SC senators expected to have roads, gas tax debate next week - Aiken Standard
Published by
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 02:37:29 GMT

House bill H.3516, would increase the state's 16.75-cents-per-gallon gas tax 10 cents over five years by increasing it 2 cents a year. .... He said the people of South Carolina "are not clamoring" for income tax reduction or more reform to the DOT ...

South Carolina Senate sets stage for gas tax debate after Easter - Charleston Post Courier
Published by
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:45:10 GMT

Senators expect to discuss the bill as soon as April 18 when they return from their scheduled one-week holiday that rolls into Easter. The bill, H. 3516, would increase license and registration fees, vehicle sales taxes and the state's gas tax by 12 ...

Week 1 of Senate gas tax debate closes without compromise - WIS
Published by
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:31:15 GMT

After Thursday's discourse, Republicans are accused of obstructing H. 3516, the bill to raise the gas tax over a span six years in 2-cent increments. Democrats are disgruntled over amendments attempted to be tacked on. ... Some Republicans have tried ...

Lakelands senators confident in fate of roads bill - Greenwood Index-Journal
Published by
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:06:23 GMT

In March, the House voted 97-18 on H. 3516, which would raise the state's gas tax from 12 cents to 28 cents a gallon during the next six years as a way to create $800 million a year – revenue that only be used to repair South Carolina's crumbling roads ...