South Carolina - H 3516 - 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: 05-26-2017
Status: Passed Both Chambers
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 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: King
  • 02-23-2017 - Debate adjourned until Tues., 2-28-17
  • 02-28-2017 - Debate adjourned until Wed., 3-1-17
  • 02-28-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Sottile
  • 03-01-2017 - Roll call Yeas-97 Nays-18
  • 03-01-2017 - Amended
  • 03-01-2017 - Read second time
  • 03-01-2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Anderson
  • 03-02-2017 - Referred to Committee on Finance
  • 03-02-2017 - Read third time and sent to Senate
  • 03-02-2017 - Introduced and read first time
  • 03-02-2017 - Scrivener's error corrected
  • 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 - Debate interrupted
  • 04-19-2017 - Roll call Ayes-21 Nays-17
  • 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 - Read third time and returned to House with amendments
  • 04-27-2017 - Roll call Ayes-30 Nays-9
  • 05-03-2017 - Conference committee appointed Simrill, Rutherford, White
  • 05-03-2017 - Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Campbell, Sheheen, Turner
  • 05-03-2017 - Roll call Yeas-7 Nays-107
  • 05-03-2017 - Non-concurrence in Senate amendment
  • 05-08-2017 - Roll call Ayes-32 Nays-12
  • 05-08-2017 - Free conference report adopted
  • 05-08-2017 - Free conference committee appointed Sheheen, Campbell, Turner
  • 05-08-2017 - Roll call Ayes-32 Nays-11
  • 05-08-2017 - Free conference powers granted
  • 05-09-2017 - Vetoed by Governor
  • 05-09-2017 - Ratified R 51
  • 05-09-2017 - Ordered enrolled for ratification
  • 05-09-2017 - Roll call Yeas-99 Nays-20
  • 05-09-2017 - Roll call Yeas-102 Nays-16
  • 05-09-2017 - Free conference committee appointed Simrill, Rutherford, White
  • 05-09-2017 - Free conference report adopted
  • 05-09-2017 - Free conference powers granted
  • 05-10-2017 - Veto overridden by originating body Yeas-95 Nays-18
  • 05-10-2017 - Veto overridden Ayes-32 Nays-12
  • 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 (4)

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 ...