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Jackson’s Pre-filed Bills Signal An Aggressive 2014 Legislative Agenda

 

(Columbia, SC) – State Senator Darrell Jackson pre -filed several bills for the upcoming 2014 Legislative Session. Jackson, a democrat from Richland County (Senate District 21) signaled he plans to have an aggressive legislative agenda, which starts in January.

“We have many serious issues and challenges to address and face next year. I hope we can work together and act on what is in the best interest of our state and most importantly the people we all represent,” Jackson said. “ Many of the legislative items I intend to work on with my colleagues next year are not partisan issues but they are issues that impact the lives of citizens around this state.”

Yesterday was the first day for state Senators to pre-file legislation for the 2014 legislative session.

Senator Jackson pre filed the following bills and says he has plans to pre file one more bill on next Tuesday, which concludes pre filling for the South Carolina Senate:

 

Homeowners Association Reform Act

A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 52 TO TITLE 27 SO AS TO ENACT THE “SOUTH CAROLINA HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION ACT.

State of Aging

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO INVITE THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, THE HONORABLE GLENN F. MCCONNELL TO ADDRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION ON THE STATE OF THE AGING POPULATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA AT 12:00 P.M. ON FEBRUARY 12, 2014.

Second Chance Offenders Act

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-22-935 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN NONVIOLENT OFFENSES MAY BE EXPUNGED AND TO ESTABLISH THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH THE EXPUNGEMENT MAY OCCUR

Work While You Pay Law

A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-5-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN OFFENDER SENTENCED TO NINETY OR FEWER DAYS IMPRISONMENT WHO IS EMPLOYED AT THE TIME OF SENTENCING AND IS ABLE TO MAINTAIN EMPLOYMENT MAY SERVE HIS SENTENCE AT A TIME WHEN HE IS NOT WORKING AND DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH HIS EMPLOYMENT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR WAGE GARNISHMENT TO SATISFY CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS.

Credit Where Credit is Due Act

A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3785 SO AS TO ALLOW AN INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER TO CLAIM AN INCOME TAX CREDIT IF THE INDIVIDUAL SERVES AS A CAREGIVER, AND TO SET THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT

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