A bill introduced in the South Carolina Statehouse would make school security purchases exempt from sales tax.

Rep. Jason Elliott, R-Greenville, co-sponsored bill H.5068 that would provide the sales tax exemption on security purchases to public schools and districts, charter schools and districts, and public and private institutions of higher education.

The exemption would extend to items such as medical response equipment, digital security, and surveillance systems for all schools in the state, including private schools, charter schools and colleges.

The bill, which is currently in the House Committee on Ways and Means, was introduced Jan. 29, and is sponsored by seven members of Greenville's legislative delegation.