HOUSE TO MEET AT 12:00 NOON

NO. 17

CALENDAR

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OF THE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012

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INVITATIONS

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Members of the House, luncheon, Capital City Club, by the South Carolina Arts Alliance.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Members of the House, barbeque and oyster roast, Clarion Hotel Downtown, by the S. C. Supreme Court Justices, the Court of Appeals, the Circuit Court Judges, the Family Court Judges, and the Master-In-Equity of S. C.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Members of the House, reception, Capital City Club, by the South Carolina Funeral Directors Assn.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Members of the House, breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by the South Carolina Primary Health Care Assn.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Members of the House, luncheon, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by the Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Members of the House and staff, reception, Columbia Marriott, by the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Members of the House and staff, reception, Clarion Hotel Downtown, by the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Assn.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Members of the House and staff, breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by AMI Kids, Inc.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Members of the House, luncheon, Epworth Children's Home, by the South Carolina Conference United Methodist Women.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Members of the House and staff, reception, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, by The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Members of the House, breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by the South Carolina Assn. of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Members of the House and staff, luncheon, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by The South Carolina Public Defender Assn.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Members of the House and staff, reception, Embassy Suites Hotel, by the South Carolina Assn. of Counties.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Members of the House and staff, reception, The Summit Club, by the Construction Industry Assn., Carolinas AGC.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Members of the House, breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by the
South Carolina Nursery & Landscape Assn.

(Accepted--January 24, 2012)

JOINT ASSEMBLY

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 12:00 Noon

TO HEAR AN ADDRESS BY THE HONORABLE JEAN HOEFER TOAL, CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT.

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(Under H.4630--Adopted-- January 18, 2012)

HOUSE ASSEMBLIES

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

To recognize the Chapin High School Cheer Team, coach and other school officials.

(Under H.4646--Adopted--January 24, 2012)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

To recognize the Cardinal Newman High School Cheer Team, coach and other school officials.

(Under H.4545--Adopted--January 10, 2012)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

To recognize the Abbeville High School Football Team, coaches and other school officials.

(Under H.4684 --Adopted--January 26, 2012)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

To recognize the Mauldin High School Girls Tennis Team, coaches and other school officials.

(Under H.4539--Adopted--January 10, 2012)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

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

(Under H.4538--Adopted--January 10, 2012)

SECOND READING LOCAL UNCONTESTED BILLS

H. 4722 (Word version)--Rep. Agnew: A BILL TO REAPPORTION THE SPECIFIC AREAS OR ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE ABBEVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT MUST BE ELECTED BEGINNING WITH SCHOOL TRUSTEE ELECTIONS IN 2012, AND TO PROVIDE FOR DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION IN REGARD TO THESE NEWLY DRAWN ELECTION DISTRICTS.
(Without reference--February 02, 2012)

H. 4723 (Word version)--Reps. Loftis, Corbin, Allen, Dillard, Hamilton, Henderson, Nanney, G. R. Smith, Stringer, Willis and Bannister: A BILL TO

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AMEND ACT 848 OF 1954, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE BEREA WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT IN GREENVILLE COUNTY, SO AS TO ADD TWO ADDITIONAL MEMBERS TO THE GOVERNING COMMISSION AND PROVIDE FOR STAGGERING THEIR TERMS.
(Without reference--February 02, 2012)

SECOND READING STATEWIDE UNCONTESTED BILLS

H. 4243 (Word version)--(Debate adjourned until Wed., Feb. 08, 2012--January 31, 2012)

H. 4463 (Word version)--Reps. Harrison, Clyburn, Murphy, McLeod and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-3-545, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN CRIMINAL CASES FROM GENERAL SESSIONS COURT TO MAGISTRATES OR MUNICIPAL COURT, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE TYPES OF CASES THAT MAY BE TRANSFERRED INCLUDES CRIMINAL CASES ORIGINALLY CHARGED AND THOSE IN WHICH THE CHARGES ARE REDUCED FOR PURPOSES OF A GUILTY PLEA, TO ALLOW DEFENDANTS TO WAIVE CERTAIN RIGHTS, AND TO REQUIRE THE APPROVAL OF A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE REGARDING TERMS OF COURT OF THE MAGISTRATES AND MUNICIPAL COURTS FOR THE DISPOSITION OF TRANSFERRED CASES.
(Prefiled--Tuesday, November 29, 2011)
(Judiciary Com.--January 10, 2012)
(Fav. With Amdt.--January 25, 2012)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Feb. 07, 2012--February 02, 2012)

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H. 3248 (Word version)--Reps. Sottile and Viers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 2-17-150 AND 8-13-320, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS FOR PROSECUTING CERTAIN ETHICS VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO ALLOW ACTIONS TO BE COMMENCED UNTIL FOUR YEARS AFTER A PUBLIC OFFICIAL, PUBLIC EMPLOYEE OR PUBLIC MEMBER LEAVES OFFICE.
(Prefiled--Tuesday, December 14, 2010)
(Judiciary Com.--January 11, 2011)
(Fav. With Amdt.--February 01, 2012)

H. 4639 (Word version)--Reps. Sandifer, Gambrell and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-10-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE 2006 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE, SO AS TO ADOPT THE 2009 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE AS THE ENERGY STANDARD.
(Labor, Com. & Ind. Com.--January 19, 2012)
(Favorable--February 02, 2012)

S. 929 (Word version)--Senator Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-18-170 TO ENACT "BENJI'S LAW" SO AS TO SPECIFY PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR MINIATURE TRAINS OPERATED FOR THE USE OF THE PUBLIC AS AN AMUSEMENT DEVICE IN AN AMUSEMENT PARK.
(Labor, Com. & Ind. Com.--June 02, 2011)
(Favorable--February 02, 2012)

H. 4716 (Word version)--Rep. Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-23-855 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MAY MAINTAIN AND MOW ROADSIDE VEGETATION BEYOND THIRTY FEET FROM THE PAVEMENT ADJACENT TO EXIT 190 ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 95 IN DILLON COUNTY.
(Agri., Natl. Res. and Environ. Affrs. Com.--February 02, 2012)
(Recalled--February 02, 2012)

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WITHDRAWAL OF OBJECTIONS/REQUEST FOR DEBATE

MOTION TO RECONSIDER

S. 295 (Word version)-- (Debate adjourned until Feb. 21, 2012--January 11, 2012)

UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUESTS

SENATE AMENDMENTS ON

H. 3630 (Word version)--Reps. Bedingfield, Loftis, Hardwick and McLeod: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-720, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SALE OF WINE BY A LICENSED WINERY LOCATED IN SOUTH CAROLINA, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A MAJORITY OF THE JUICE USED IN THE WINE BE DERIVED FROM FRUIT OR BERRIES GROWN IN THIS STATE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-730, RELATING TO THE SALE OF WINE BY PERMITTED WINERIES, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A MAJORITY OF THE JUICE USED IN THE WINE BE DERIVED FROM FRUIT OR BERRIES GROWN IN THIS STATE.
(Pending Question: Shall the House concur in the Senate Amendments--February 01, 2012)

H. 4627 (Word version)--Reps. Merrill, Stavrinakis, Harrison, King, Knight, Williams, Jefferson, Johnson, Sabb, Munnerlyn, Anderson, G. A. Brown, Allison, Horne, Agnew, Gambrell, McCoy, Ryan, Mack, Gilliard, Sottile, Hardwick, Hearn, Weeks, Simrill, Pope, Delleney, Dillard, Sandifer, Erickson, Herbkersman, Brantley, Crosby, Daning, Brady, Quinn, Spires, Frye, Pitts, Southard, Butler Garrick, Pinson, Tallon, Long, Parker, Hodges, Whitmire, Anthony, Bannister, Putnam, Edge, Allen, Thayer, Funderburk, Lucas, Cobb-Hunter, Howard, Harrell, Bowers, Patrick, Whipper, Bowen, White, Murphy and R. L. Brown: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO SUSPEND THE AUTHORITY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FOR ALL DECISIONS SUBSEQUENT TO 2007 PERTAINING TO THE NAVIGABILITY, DEPTH, DREDGING, WASTEWATER AND SLUDGE DISPOSAL, AND RELATED COLLATERAL ISSUES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PORTION OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER BECAUSE THE AUTHORITY OF THE

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SAVANNAH RIVER MARITIME COMMISSION SUPERSEDES AND REPLACES THE AUTHORITY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL WITH REGARD TO ALL ACTIONS CONCERNING THE SOUTH CAROLINA PORTION OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER BY ENACTMENT OF ACT 56 OF 2007, EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2007.
(Pending Question: Shall the House concur in the Senate Amendments--February 02, 2012)

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

S. 1114 (Word version)--Senators Knotts, Grooms, Leventis, Ford, Bryant, Verdin, Setzler, Rose, Fair, McGill, Cleary, Land, Hayes, Matthews, Pinckney, Reese, Coleman, Malloy, Cromer, Sheheen, McConnell, Bright and Alexander: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO INVITE THE NATIONAL COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, THE HONORABLE FANG WONG, 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, FEBRUARY 21, 2012.
(Invitations and Memorial Resolutions--February 01, 2012)
(Fav. With Amdt.--February 02, 2012)

S. 1129 (Word version)--Senator Ford: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO INVITE THE HONORABLE BARACK H. OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TO ADDRESS THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT ASSEMBLY IN THE CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE.
(Invitations and Memorial Resolutions--January 31, 2012)
(Favorable--February 02, 2012)

MOTION PERIOD

SECOND READING STATEWIDE CONTESTED BILLS

H. 3788 (Word version)--(Debate adjourned until Wed., Feb. 15, 2012--January 31, 2012)

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H. 4592 (Word version)--(Debate adjourned until Tue., Feb. 21, 2012--February 01, 2012)

H. 4549 (Word version)--Reps. Clemmons and Loftis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-3-70 SO AS TO REQUIRE A THIRD-PARTY VOTER REGISTRATION ORGANIZATION OPERATING IN THIS STATE TO REGISTER AND FILE CERTAIN INFORMATION WITH THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE THAT A THIRD-PARTY VOTER REGISTRATION ORGANIZATION MUST PROMPTLY DELIVER ALL COLLECTED REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS TO THE APPROPRIATE REGISTRATION OFFICE, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
(Judiciary Com.--January 10, 2012)
(Fav. With Amdt.--January 25, 2012)
(Objection by Rep. Cobb-Hunter--January 31, 2012)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Anderson, Barfield, Bedingfield, Brantley, G.A. Brown, R.L. Brown, Clemmons, Corbin, Forrester, Gilliard, Hardwick, Hixon, Hosey, King, Loftis, V.S. Moss, Nanney, J.H. Neal, Pope, Sellers, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, J.R. Smith, Tallon, Weeks and Williams--January 31, 2012)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Feb. 07, 2012--February 01, 2012)

H. 4652 (Word version)--Reps. Sandifer, Harrell, Lucas, Bingham, Hardwick, Harrison, Owens, White, Allison, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bikas, Bowen, Brady, Brannon, Chumley, Clemmons, Cole, Corbin, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Edge, Erickson, Forrester, Frye, Gambrell, Hamilton, Hearn, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Horne, Huggins, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, McCoy, Merrill, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Nanney, Norman, Parker, Patrick, Pinson, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ryan, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Tribble, Viers, Whitmire, Willis, Young, Battle, Hayes and Anthony: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-7-110 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EMPLOYER MUST CONSPICUOUSLY POST CERTAIN NOTICE CONCERNING THE RIGHTS OF AN EMPLOYEE; BY

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ADDING SECTION 41-7-120 SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS AND PROHIBITIONS CONCERNING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; BY ADDING SECTION 41-7-130 SO AS TO REQUIRE A LABOR ORGANIZATION TO FILE CERTAIN INFORMATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION; TO AMEND SECTION 41-7-10, RELATING TO PUBLIC POLICY CONCERNING THE RIGHT TO WORK, SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS AND TO LIMIT APPLICABILITY OF THOSE DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 41-7-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEDUCTION OF LABOR ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP DUES FROM EMPLOYEE WAGES, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EMPLOYEE MUST AUTHORIZE THIS DEDUCTION IN A CERTAIN MANNER, AND TO CLARIFY THAT OTHERWISE LEGAL POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE NOT PROHIBITED; TO AMEND SECTION 41-7-80, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION OF RIGHT TO WORK LAWS, SO AS TO LIMIT THE APPLICABLE FINE TO A MAXIMUM OF TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS; TO AMEND SECTION 41-7-90, RELATING TO REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO A WORKER FOR A VIOLATION OF HIS RIGHT TO WORK, SO AS TO PERMIT TREBLE DAMAGES, REQUIRE A PERSON SEEKING THIS RELIEF TO DEMONSTRATE A FACTUAL BASIS FOR A CLAIM IN A CERTAIN MANNER, AND PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 41-7-100, RELATING TO CIVIL PENALTIES THE DEPARTMENT MAY ASSESS FOR A VIOLATION AND RELATED APPEALS, SO AS TO PROVIDE A CIVIL PENALTY MAY NOT EXCEED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.
(Labor, Com. & Ind. Com.--January 24, 2012)
(Maj. Fav. with Amdt., Min. Unfav.--February 02, 2012)


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