§ 31-7-10 Short title
§ 31-7-20 Legislative findings and intent; essential government functions; powers jointly exercised
§ 31-7-25 Additional findings
§ 31-7-30 Definitions
§ 31-7-40 Obligations and pledges authorized; surplus fund distributions
§ 31-7-50 Application of proceeds
§ 31-7-60 State tax exemptions
§ 31-7-70 Ordinance adoption requirements and obligation retirement
§ 31-7-75 Municipal annexation; ad valorem tax valuation
§ 31-7-80 Conditions for issuing obligations; approving and modifying redevelopment plans
§ 31-7-90 Residential displacement requirements, benefits, and protections
§ 31-7-100 County auditor certification; value assessments; extending taxes
§ 31-7-110 Revenues and grants; county powers
§ 31-7-120 Intergovernmental agreements
§ 31-7-130 Government-owned telecommunications service providers

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 31 > Chapter 7 - Tax Increment Financing for Counties

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Convicted: includes any conviction by entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, conviction after trial, a finding of guilty but mentally ill, or a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity. See South Carolina Code 17-25-510
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Eligible person: means :

    (a) a victim of the particular crime in question who has suffered direct or threatened physical, psychological, or financial harm as a result of the commission of the particular crime;

    (b) a victim's spouse;

    (c) a victim's parent;

    (d) a victim's child;

    (e) a spouse, parent, child, or lawful representative of a victim who is:

    (i) deceased;

    (ii) a minor;

    (iii) incompetent; or

    (iv) physically or psychologically incapacitated; or

    (f) a person dependent for principal support on the deceased victim of the crime. See South Carolina Code 17-25-510
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Offender: means the person convicted of the particular crime in question. See South Carolina Code 17-25-510
  • Office: means Office of the Attorney General, South Carolina Crime Victim Services Division. See South Carolina Code 17-25-510
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Profit from a crime: includes any of the following:

    (a) property obtained through or income generated from the commission of a crime for which the offender was convicted;

    (b) property obtained or income generated from the sale, conversion, or exchange of proceeds of a crime for which the offender was convicted, including gain realized by the sale, conversion, or exchange; or

    (c) property which the offender obtained or income generated as a result of having committed the crime for which the offender was convicted, including assets obtained through the unique knowledge obtained during the commission of or in preparation for the commission of the crime, as well as any property obtained by or income generated from the sale, conversion, or exchange of that property and any gain realized by that sale, conversion, or exchange. See South Carolina Code 17-25-510
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.