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Legislation Enacted During the 2019 Legislative Session

Below is list of significant changes in tax and regulatory laws (both permanent and temporary) enacted during the 2019 legislative session. Temporary provisos are enacted in the State budget and are only effective for the State fiscal year (July 1 – June 30); unless re-enacted they expire on June 30, 2020. This list is divided by subject matter with bills listed in numeric order. To view the full text of a bill, click on the bill or section number highlighted in the column “bill #” below.


 *Information concerning S. 160: 

After the passage of S. 160, the SCDOR is charged with implementing a statewide lien registry. The SCDOR is working on the system and expects its implementation by the end of the year. As noted in the legislation, the SCDOR will notify clerks of court and registers of deeds once the system is ready. Until the new lien registry is available, counties should still update and maintain their current lien registries. 
Please note: The lien registry currently available on MyDORWAY is not the lien registry called for in S. 160.