View Amendment Current Amendment: 138 to Bill 3700 Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposes the following Amendment No. 138 to H.3700 as introduced by Ways & Means


Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 89, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 520, after line 27, by adding a new numbered paragraph to read:

/ 89.__. (GP: SCBOS moratorium) (A)      There is a twelve-month moratorium on the closing, transfer, or consolidation of any South Carolina Business One Stop location in this State. During the pendency of this moratorium, any service offered by the One Stop Help Center virtually through the Internet or by means of telephone, e-mail, fax, or live chat must be available to the public from a person physically present in a physical location in each county from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on normal business days for at least forty hours per week.
     (B)(1)      There is a created a study committee to study and review the feasibility and prudence of closing or consolidating South Carolina Business One Stop Job Center locations, or transferring the functions of these centers to a location outside of the county in which the service is being provided. This review must include an estimate of cost savings that may be realized from any such closure, consolidation, or transfer.
           (2)      The study committee must be composed of the five members, one of whom is appointed by the Speaker of the House, one of whom is appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, one of whom is appointed by the House Minority Leader, one of whom is appointed by the Senate Minority Leader, and one of whom is appointed by the Governor. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairman.
           (3)      The study committee shall accept committee staffing and coordination from the appropriate committees of the Senate and House of Representatives. The members of the study committee shall serve without mileage, per diem, and subsistence. The study committee shall meet as often as is necessary, and shall convene no later than sixty days after the effective date of this act.
           (4)      A meeting of the study committee may not take place without a quorum of its membership and must comply with all requirements of the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act.
           (5)      The study committee shall submit its report, including specific documentation of expected cost savings from any closing, transfer, or consolidation would achieve, to the General Assembly no later than July 1, 2012, at which point the study committee shall dissolve. /

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