HOUSE TO MEET AT 12:00 NOON

NO. 26

CALENDAR

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OF THE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011

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INVITATIONS

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Members of the House, reception, Capital Club, by the South Carolina Economic Development Association.

(Accepted--February 22, 2011)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

Members of the House and staff, luncheon, State House grounds, by the National Kidney Foundation.

(Accepted--February 22, 2011)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 6:00-7;00 p.m.

Members of the House, reception, The Columbia Museum of Art, by the South Carolina Bankers Association.

(Accepted--February 22, 2011)

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Members of the House, breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by the AMIkids.

(Accepted--February 22, 2011)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Members of the House and staff, reception, Clarion Town House, by the South Carolina Association of Technical College Commissioners.

(Accepted--February 22, 2011)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 7:30 a.m.

Members of the House, prayer breakfast, Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, by the South Carolina Prayer Fellowship.

(Accepted--February 22, 2011)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Members of the House and staff, lunch, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by the Carolina Recycling Association.

(Accepted--February 22, 2011)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Members of the House, reception, Seawell's, by the South Carolina Summary Court Judges Assoc.

(Accepted--February 22, 2011)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Members of the House, reception, Marriott, by the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics.

(Accepted--February 22, 2011)

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Members of the House, breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by the South Carolina Aviation Association.

(Accepted--February 22, 2011)

JOINT ASSEMBLIES

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 12:30 p.m.

TO HEAR AN ADDRESS BY THE NATIONAL COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, THE HONORABLE JIMMIE FOSTER, TO ADDRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION IN THE CHAMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT 12:30 P.M. ON TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011.

(Under S.343--Adopted-- January 27, 2011)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 12:00 noon

TO INVITE THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT, THE HONORABLE JEAN HOEFER TOAL, TO ADDRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION ON THE STATE OF THE JUDICIARY AT 12:00 NOON ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011.

(Under H.3514--Adopted--February 25, 2011)

HOUSE ASSEMBLIES

Thursday, March 3, 2011

To recognize the Hammond Varsity Football Team, coaches and other school officials.

(Under H.3282--Adopted--January 12, 2011)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

To recognize Hillcrest High School Wrestling Team, coaches and other school officials.

(Under H.3670--Adopted--January 15, 2011)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

To recognize the Mauldin High School Competitive Cheer Team, coaches and other school officials.

(Under H.3681--Adopted--January 15, 2011)

SECOND READING STATEWIDE UNCONTESTED BILLS

H. 3410 (Word version)--(Debate adjourned until Wed., Mar. 02, 2011--February 24, 2011)

H. 3066 (Word version)--Reps. G. R. Smith, Daning, Ballentine, Harrison, Allison, Hamilton, G. M. Smith, Bingham, Long, Henderson, Erickson, Horne, Willis, Weeks, McLeod, Pope, Simrill, Lucas, Norman, D. C. Moss, Clemmons and Harrell: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA RESTRUCTURING ACT OF 2011" INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AGENCIES OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT BY ADDING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION; BY ADDING SECTION 1-30-125 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AS AN AGENCY OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT TO BE HEADED BY A DIRECTOR APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO TRANSFER TO THIS NEWLY CREATED DEPARTMENT CERTAIN OFFICES AND DIVISIONS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, AND OTHER AGENCIES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR TRANSITIONAL AND OTHER PROVISIONS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE ABOVE; BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND THE PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS OVERSIGHT; TO AMEND SECTIONS 1-11-20, AS AMENDED, 1-11-22, 1-11-55, 1-11-56, 1-11-58, 1-11-65, 1-11-67, 1-11-70, 1-11-80, 1-11-90, 1-11-100, 1-11-110, 1-11-180, 1-11-220, 1-11-225, 1-11-250, 1-11-260, 1-11-270, 1-11-280, 1-11-290, 1-11-300, 1-11-310, AS AMENDED, 1-11-315, 1-11-320, 1-11-335, 1-11-340, 1-11-435, 2-13-240, CHAPTER 9, TITLE 3; 10-1-10, 10-1-30, AS AMENDED, 10-1-40, 10-1-130, 10-1-190,

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CHAPTER 9, TITLE 10, 10-11-50, AS AMENDED, 10-11-90, 10-11-110, 10-11-140, 10-11-330; 11-9-610, 11-9-620, 11-9-630, 11-35-3810, AS AMENDED, 11-35-3820, AS AMENDED, 11-35-3830, AS AMENDED, 11-35-3840, AS AMENDED, 13-7-30, AS AMENDED, 13-7-830, AS AMENDED, 44-53-530, AS AMENDED, AND 44-96-140; 48-46-30, 48-46-40, 48-46-50, 48-46-60, 48-46-90, 48-52-410, 48-52-440, AND 48-52-460; AND BY ADDING SECTION 1-11-185 RELATING TO VARIOUS AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT PROVISIONS SO AS TO CONFORM THEM TO THE ABOVE PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO THE NEW DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION OR TO SUPPLEMENT SUCH PROVISIONS.
(Prefiled--Tuesday, December 07, 2010)
(Judiciary Com.--January 11, 2011)
(Fav. With Amdt.--February 16, 2011)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Mar. 01, 2011--February 22, 2011)

H. 3152 (Word version)--Reps. Young, Daning, Harrison, Allison, G. R. Smith, Stringer, Taylor, Forrester, Hamilton, Murphy, G. M. Smith, Bingham, Long, Patrick, Viers, Funderburk, Horne, Willis, Weeks, Pope, Simrill, Clemmons and Harrell: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 8, ARTICLE IV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE ELECTION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND TERM OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE JOINT ELECTION OF GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.
(Prefiled--Tuesday, December 07, 2010)
(Judiciary Com.--January 11, 2011)
(Favorable--February 16, 2011)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Mar. 01, 2011--February 22, 2011)

H. 3070 (Word version)--Reps. Young, Harrison, G. R. Smith, H. B. Brown, Taylor, Hamilton, Murphy, G. M. Smith, Bingham, Long, Patrick, Viers, Funderburk, Horne, Willis, Simrill, Pope, Clemmons and Harrell: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO

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DELETE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR A TERM COTERMINOUS WITH THE GOVERNOR UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS PROVISION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE DUTIES, COMPENSATION, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE, THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE APPOINTMENT IS MADE, AND THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION MAY BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.
(Prefiled--Tuesday, December 07, 2010)
(Judiciary Com.--January 11, 2011)
(Favorable--February 16, 2011)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Mar. 01, 2011--February 22, 2011)

H. 3419 (Word version)--Reps. Merrill, Bingham, Young, Taylor, Hixon, J. R. Smith, Clemmons and Stavrinakis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "TAXPAYER FAIRNESS ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 12-4-397 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE MUST INTERPRET TAX STATUTES OF THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE THAT TERMS IN THE TAX STATUTES OF THIS STATE MAY NOT BE GIVEN BROADER MEANING THAN INTENDED BY POLICY DOCUMENTS AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, TO PROVIDE THAT AMBIGUITY IN TAX STATUTES MUST BE RESOLVED IN FAVOR OF THE TAXPAYER, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO REPORT AMBIGUITIES

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TO CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO DEFINE "TAX STATUTES OF THIS STATE".
(Ways and Means Com.--January 25, 2011)
(Favorable--February 22, 2011)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Mar. 01, 2011--February 24, 2011)

H. 3368 (Word version)--Reps. G. R. Smith, Harrell, Bingham, Harrison, Cooper, Huggins, Bowen, Brady, Atwater, Parker, Clemmons, Crawford, D. C. Moss, Pinson, Loftis, Lowe, Allison, Bedingfield, Owens, Frye, Hardwick, Lucas, Quinn, Hamilton, Toole, Bannister, Whitmire, Stringer, Ballentine, Henderson, Nanney, Hearn, Bikas, V. S. Moss, Sottile, Gambrell, J. R. Smith, Corbin, Brannon, McCoy, Crosby, Barfield, Cole, Daning, Delleney, Hixon, Horne, Long, Murphy, Sandifer, G. M. Smith, Spires, Taylor, Young and Viers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-415 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE LIMIT ON GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS FOR A FISCAL YEAR IS THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE GENERAL FUND REVENUE ESTIMATE AS OF FEBRUARY 15, 2010, FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011, INCREASED ANNUALLY AND CUMULATIVELY BY A PERCENTAGE DETERMINED BY POPULATION INCREASES AND INCREASES IN THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, TO PROVIDE FOR THE LIMITATION TO BE SUSPENDED FOR A FISCAL YEAR FOR A SPECIFIC AMOUNT UPON A SPECIAL VOTE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TO DEFINE THIS SPECIAL VOTE, TO ESTABLISH THE SPENDING LIMIT RESERVE FUND TO WHICH ALL SURPLUS GENERAL FUND REVENUES MUST BE CREDITED, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PRIORITY USES OF THE REVENUES OF THIS FUND, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPROPRIATION OF FUND REVENUES AFTER THESE PRIORITIES ARE MET, TO REQUIRE THAT APPROPRIATION OF REVENUES OF THIS FUND MUST BE BY A JOINT RESOLUTION ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS LIMIT FIRST APPLIES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012.
(Ways and Means Com.--January 19, 2011)
(Fav. With Amdt.--February 22, 2011)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Mar. 01, 2011--February 24, 2011)

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H. 3716 (Word version)--Ways and Means Committee: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 20, TITLE 59, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EDUCATION FINANCE ACT OF 1977, SO AS TO RENAME THE CHAPTER, DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, REVISE THE PURPOSE OF THE CHAPTER, REVISE PUPIL WEIGHTINGS WITHIN THE ALLOCATION FORMULA, DELETE PROVISIONS REGARDING SCHOOL AND DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLANS, DELETE THE INFLATION ADJUSTMENT TO STATE FUNDS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, DELETE THE PROVISION THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY NOT RECEIVE HOLD HARMLESS FUNDS, DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT TEACHER SALARIES MUST BE ADJUSTED TO STAY AT THE SOUTHEASTERN AVERAGE, PROVIDE WHAT THE STATE MINIMUM SALARY SCHEDULE MUST INCLUDE, PROVIDE THAT TEACHER SALARIES IN THE FISCAL YEAR AFTER A FURLOUGH HAS BEEN IMPOSED MUST BE BASED ON THE TEACHER SALARY IN THE YEAR PRIOR TO THE FURLOUGH, PROVIDE THAT TEACHER PAY RAISES MAY BE PROVIDED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, REVISE HOW A TEACHER MAY QUALIFY FOR A PAY RAISE, REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO DEVELOP AN INCENTIVE COMPENSATION SYSTEM BASED ON TEACHER PERFORMANCE FOR TEACHERS AND PROVIDE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PUBLISH THE ACTUAL PERCENTAGE OF ITS PER PUPIL EXPENDITURES USED FOR CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION, INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT, AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL PUPIL SERVICES, REQUIRE THE DISTRICT TO SPEND AT LEAST SEVENTY PERCENT OF ITS PER PUPIL EXPENDITURES IN THESE CATEGORIES, AND DELETE OBSOLETE REFERENCES; BY ADDING ARTICLE 2 TO CHAPTER 139, TITLE 59 SO AS TO REQUIRE EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO DEVELOP FIVE-YEAR PLANS FOR THE DISTRICT AND FOR THE SCHOOLS OF THE DISTRICT, PROVIDE WHAT THESE PLANS MUST INCLUDE, AND PROVIDE FOR ALLOCATION OF FUNDING FOR ELEMENTS OF THE PLAN; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-19-91 SO AS TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD

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OF TRUSTEES TO ESTABLISH AN IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL AT EACH SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT, PROVIDE WHO MAY SERVE ON THE COUNCIL, PROVIDE THE DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL, AND PROVIDE TERMS FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS.
(Without Reference--February 22, 2011)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Mar. 01, 2011--February 24, 2011)

H. 3333 (Word version)--Reps. Sandifer, Toole, Bowers, Hayes, Erickson and Brady: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-1-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS USED IN TITLE 38 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, SO AS TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "ADMITTED ASSETS" TO INCLUDE THOSE ON THE MOST RECENT STATUTORY FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE INSURER FILED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 38-13-80; TO AMEND SECTION 38-9-10, RELATING TO CAPITAL AND SURPLUS REQUIRED OF STOCK INSURERS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE MARKETABLE SECURITIES THAT MAY BE REQUIRED BY THE DIRECTOR OF INSURANCE; TO AMEND SECTION 38-9-20, RELATING TO THE SURPLUS REQUIRED OF MUTUAL INSURERS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE MARKETABLE SECURITIES WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED BY THE DIRECTOR OF INSURANCE; TO AMEND SECTION 38-9-210, RELATING TO THE REDUCTION FROM LIABILITY FOR THE REINSURANCE CEDED BY A DOMESTIC INSURER, SO AS TO CHANGE THE SECURITIES LISTED THAT QUALIFY AS SECURITY; TO AMEND SECTION 38-10-40, RELATING TO THE PROTECTED CELL ASSETS OF A PROTECTED CELL, SO AS TO CHANGE A CODE REFERENCE; TO AMEND SECTION 38-33-130, RELATING TO THE SECURITY DEPOSIT OF A HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION SHALL ISSUE A CONVERSION POLICY TO AN ENROLLEE UPON THE TERMINATION OF THE ORGANIZATION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-55-80,

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RELATING TO LOANS TO DIRECTORS OR OFFICERS BY AN INSURER, SO AS TO CHANGE A CODE REFERENCE.
(Labor, Com. & Ind. Com.--January 18, 2011)
(Favorable--February 23, 2011)

H. 3414 (Word version)--Reps. Sandifer, Toole, Bowers, Hayes, Erickson and Brady: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-90-213 SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN FEATURES AND REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING A PROTECTED CELL; BY ADDING SECTION 38-90-215 SO AS TO PERMIT THE FORMATION OF A PROTECTED CELL AND TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR ITS CREATION, OWNERSHIP AND OPERATION; BY ADDING SECTION 38-90-457 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE FORMATION OF A PROTECTED CELL OF A SPECIAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL CAPTIVE; TO AMEND SECTION 33-9-100, RELATING TO ARTICLES OF DOMESTICATION FOR A FOREIGN CORPORATION, SO AS TO CHANGE THE WORD 'STATE' TO 'JURISDICTION'; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-180, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO APPLICABILITY OF PROVISIONS RELATING TO INSURANCE REORGANIZATIONS, RECEIVERSHIPS, INJUNCTIONS, AND SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY ASSETS AND CAPITAL PROVISIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICABILITY OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CHAPTERS 26 AND 27, TITLE 38, TO A CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY AND A PROTECTED CELL OF THIS COMPANY, AND TO PROVIDE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE MAY OBTAIN PERMISSION OF THE CIRCUIT COURT TO CONSERVE, REHABILITATE, OR LIQUIDATE ONE OR MORE PROTECTED CELLS, INDEPENDENTLY, WITHOUT CAUSING OR OTHERWISE EFFECTING CERTAIN ACTIONS, TO PROVIDE A DIRECTOR MAY NOT SEEK TO HAVE A SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY DECLARED INSOLVENT IF AT LEAST ONE OF ITS PROTECTED CELLS REMAINS SOLVENT, AND TO PROVIDE THIS SECTION DOES NOT PREVENT THE DIRECTOR FROM TAKING CERTAIN ACTIONS TO THE CONSERVATION OR REHABILITATION OF A SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES;

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TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-210, RELATING TO FORMATION OF A SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY AND ESTABLISHING PROTECTED CELLS, SO AS TO ADD CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH A SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY MAY ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN ONE OR MORE PROTECTED CELLS TO INSURE RISKS OF ONE OR MORE OF ITS PARTICIPANTS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO SPONSORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DIRECTOR MAY APPROVE AN ADDITIONAL ENTITY UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-230, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PARTICIPANTS IN SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PARTICIPANT WHOSE RISKS ARE INSURED THROUGH CERTAIN PROTECTED CELL ENTITIES, THE SPONSOR, OR THE SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY MUST BE THE OWNER OF THAT PROTECTED CELL ENTITY UNLESS OTHERWISE APPROVED BY THE DIRECTOR; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-235, RELATING TO TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND EXCEPTIONS FOR PROTECTED CELL INSURANCE COMPANIES APPLICABLE TO SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE LAW THAT GOVERNS IN THE EVENT OF A CONFLICT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-485, RELATING TO THE EFFECT OF THE CREATION, NAMING, AND MANAGEMENT OF ASSETS OF A PROTECTED CELL, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR CERTAIN PROTECTED CELLS.
(Labor, Com. & Ind. Com.--January 25, 2011)
(Favorable--February 23, 2011)

H. 3621 (Word version)--Reps. Bannister, Rutherford, Herbkersman, Weeks, J. E. Smith and Viers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-1035, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SAMPLING OF WINES, SO AS TO PERMIT RETAILERS TO CONDUCT TASTINGS.
(Judiciary Com.--February 08, 2011)
(Fav. With Amdt.--February 23, 2011)

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H. 3668 (Word version)--Rep. Bannister: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY REPEALING SECTION 56-1-745 RELATING TO THE DRIVER'S LICENSE SUSPENSION OF A PERSON CONVICTED OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE VIOLATION.
(Judiciary Com.--February 15, 2011)
(Favorable--February 23, 2011)

H. 3403 (Word version)--Reps. Delleney, Simrill, Lucas, Hiott, Limehouse, Bowen, Bedingfield, Pinson, G. M. Smith, J. R. Smith, Bingham, Frye, V. S. Moss, Corbin, Bikas, Cooper, Allison, Parker, Toole, G. R. Smith, Henderson, Atwater, McCoy, Ballentine, Brannon, Clemmons, D. C. Moss, Hixon, Pitts, Young, Sandifer, Quinn, Willis, Viers and Pope: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-7-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORDS "PERSON" AND "PARTY" AS THOSE WORDS APPEAR IN THE LAWS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO PROVIDE FURTHER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF "PERSON", "HUMAN BEING", "CHILD", AND "INDIVIDUAL", SO THAT THEY INCLUDE EVERY INFANT MEMBER OF THE SPECIES HOMO SAPIENS WHO IS BORN ALIVE AND TO DEFINE "BORN ALIVE".
(Judiciary Com.--January 20, 2011)
(Favorable--February 23, 2011)

H. 3408 (Word version)--Reps. Delleney, Lucas, Simrill, Hiott, Limehouse, Bowen, Bedingfield, Pinson, J. R. Smith, G. M. Smith, Bingham, Thayer, V. S. Moss, Brannon, Bikas, Cooper, Allison, Toole, Parker, G. R. Smith, Frye, Atwater, Henderson, McCoy, Ballentine, Clemmons, Hixon, D. C. Moss, Pitts, Young, Quinn, Willis and Viers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5, TO CHAPTER 41, TITLE 44, TO ENACT THE "FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE ACT" SO AS TO PROHIBIT AN EMPLOYER FROM DISMISSING, DEMOTING, SUSPENDING, DISCIPLINING OR DISCRIMINATING AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE WHO ADVISES THE EMPLOYER THAT HE OR SHE REFUSES TO PARTICIPATE IN CERTAIN ACTIVITIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCEDURES RELATED TO EMBRYONIC TISSUE OR A DEVELOPING CHILD IN AN ARTIFICIAL OR NATURAL

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WOMB; TO PROVIDE THAT A HEALTH CARE FACILITY IS NOT REQUIRED TO ADMIT A PATIENT, OR TO ALLOW THE USE OF THE FACILITY FOR PROCEDURES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCEDURES RELATED TO EMBRYONIC TISSUE OR A DEVELOPING CHILD IN AN ARTIFICIAL OR NATURAL WOMB AND TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND EMPLOYEES OF SUCH PROVIDERS WHO PROVIDED NOTICE THAT THEY WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN SUCH ACTIVITIES MUST NOT BE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE, MUST NOT BE DISCIPLINED DUE TO SUCH REFUSAL, AND ARE IMMUNE FROM LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY SUCH REFUSAL; TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE MUST NOT REQUIRE AN INSURANCE PLAN OR ISSUER TO COVER PROCEDURES INCLUDING, BUT LIMITED TO, PROCEDURES RELATING TO EMBRYONIC TISSUE OR DEVELOPMENT OF A CHILD IN AN ARTIFICIAL OR NATURAL WOMB; TO PROHIBIT A HEALTH CARE FACILITY, SCHOOL, OR EMPLOYER FROM DISCRIMINATING AGAINST A PERSON REGARDING ADMISSION, HIRING OR FIRING, TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT, OR STUDENT OR STAFF STATUS BECAUSE THE PERSON REFUSES, WHETHER OR NOT IN WRITING, TO PARTICIPATE IN PROCEDURES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCEDURES RELATED TO EMBRYONIC TISSUE OR A DEVELOPING CHILD IN AN ARTIFICIAL OR NATURAL WOMB; TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MUST NOT BE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN, MAKE FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR, OR PROVIDE PERSONNEL FOR PROCEDURES INCLUDING, BUT LIMITED TO, PROCEDURES RELATING TO EMBRYONIC TISSUE OR DEVELOPMENT OF A CHILD IN AN ARTIFICIAL OR NATURAL WOMB IF THE ACTIVITY IS CONTRARY TO THE PERSON'S CONSCIENCE; TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST A PERSON ESTABLISHING OR OPERATING A HEALTH CARE FACILITY BECAUSE THE FACILITY DECLINES TO PARTICIPATE IN A HEALTH CARE SERVICE THAT IS CONTRARY TO THE FACILITY'S CONSCIENCE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY CONDUCT THAT IS IN

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VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE MAY BRING A CIVIL ACTION FOR EQUITABLE RELIEF AND IF THE PERSON PREVAILS, THE COURT SHALL AWARD ATTORNEY'S FEES.
(Judiciary Com.--January 20, 2011)
(Fav. With Amdt.--February 23, 2011)

WITHDRAWAL OF OBJECTIONS/REQUEST FOR DEBATE

UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUESTS

MOTION PERIOD


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