March 7, 2017
Introduced by Senators Massey, Bennett, Alexander, Bryant, Rice, Gregory, Corbin, Martin, Campsen, Turner and Young
S. Printed 3/7/17--H.
Read the first time February 9, 2017.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 218) to amend Chapter 1, Title 41 of the 1976 Code, relating to labor and employment generally, by adding Section 41-1-25, to provide that a political, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
WILLIAM E. SANDIFER III for Committee.
TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 41 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT GENERALLY, BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-25, TO PROVIDE THAT A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE MAY NOT ESTABLISH, MANDATE, OR OTHERWISE REQUIRE AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 1, Title 41 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 41-1-25. (A) For purposes of this section:
(1) 'Employee benefit' means anything of value that an employee may receive from an employer in addition to wages. This term includes, but is not limited to, any health benefits, disability benefits, death benefits, group accidental death and dismemberment benefits, paid days off for holidays, paid sick leave, paid vacation leave, paid personal necessity leave, retirement benefits, and profit-sharing benefits.
(2) 'Political subdivision' includes, but is not limited to, a municipality, county, school district, special purpose district, or public service district.
(B) A political subdivision of this State may not establish, mandate, or otherwise require an employee benefit.
(C) This section does not limit the authority of political subdivisions to establish employee benefits in employment relationships to which they are a party."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.