HOUSE TO MEET AT 12:00 NOON

NO. 51

CALENDAR

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OF THE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013

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INVITATIONS

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Members of the House, breakfast drop-in, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School.

(Accepted--April 23, 2013)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Members of the House, luncheon, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

(Accepted--April 23, 2013)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Members of the House, reception, Columbia Metropolitan Center, by South Carolina Future Minds.

(Accepted--April 23, 2013)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Members of the House, reception, The Inn at USC Wyndham Garden, by South Carolina State Chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

(Accepted--April 23, 2013)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Members of the House, breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by the South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships, Inc.

(Accepted--April 23, 2013)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Members of the House, luncheon, Palmetto Club, by the South Carolina Optometric Association.

(Accepted--April 23, 2013)

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Members of the House and staff, breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by Leadership South Carolina.

(Accepted--April 23, 2013)

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JOINT ASSEMBLIES

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 12:00 Noon

TO SET NOON ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013, AS THE TIME TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO THE MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION FOR THE FIRST DISTRICT FOR A TERM EXPIRING ON JUNE 30, 2016; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO THE MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION FOR THE THIRD DISTRICT FOR A TERM EXPIRING ON JUNE 30, 2016; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO THE MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION FOR THE FIFTH DISTRICT FOR A TERM EXPIRING ON JUNE 30, 2016; AND TO ELECT A PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONER FOR THE SEVENTH DISTRICT, AS A SUCCESSOR TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONER FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT, FOR A TERM EXPIRING ON JUNE 30, 2016.

(Under S.480--Adopted--March 19, 2013)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, Immediately Following the Election of Public Service Commissioners

TO SET WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE ELECTION OF CERTAIN MEMBERS TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, AS THE DATE AND TIME FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE TO MEET IN JOINT SESSION IN THE HALL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING MEMBERS OF THE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES FOR THE CITADEL, COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY, LANDER UNIVERSITY, MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY, AND WIL LOU GRAY OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL TO SUCCEED THOSE MEMBERS WHOSE TERMS EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2013, OR WHOSE POSITIONS OTHERWISE MUST BE FILLED; AND TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE REGARDING NOMINATIONS AND SECONDING SPEECHES FOR THE CANDIDATES FOR THESE OFFICES DURING THE JOINT SESSION.

(Under H.3657--Adopted-- April 15, 201)

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 12:00 Noon

TO SET NOON ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013, AS THE TIME TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2016; AND AS THE DATE TO MEET IN JOINT SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SEAT, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2017, AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, MEDICAL SEAT, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2016.
(Under H.3947--Adopted--April 18, 2013)

HOUSE ASSEMBLIES

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

To recognize the Lewisville High School Boys Basketball Team, coaches and other school officials.

(Under H.3873--Adopted--April 9, 2013)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

To recognize the Powdersville High School Marching Band, directors and other school officials.

(Under H.3934--Adopted--April 11, 2013)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

To recognize the Landrum High School Girls Cross Country Team, coaches and other school officials.

(Under H.3913--Adopted--April 10, 2013)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

To recognize Lower Richland High School Girls Basketball Team, coaches and other school officials.

(Under H.3931--Adopted--April 11, 2013)

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THIRD READING STATEWIDE UNCONTESTED BILLS

S. 612 (Word version)--Senator Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY REPEALING ACT 961 OF 1974, RELATING TO THE ELECTION AND TERMS OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR THE TOWN OF SUMMERVILLE IN DORCHESTER COUNTY.
(Without reference--April 18, 2013)
(Read second time--April 24, 2013)
(Read third time--April 25, 2013)
(Reconsidered whereby the Bill received third reading-April 25, 2013)

H. 3783 (Word version)--Rep. Lucas: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-2425, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ADMISSIONS LICENSE TAX EXEMPTION FOR A MOTORSPORTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COMPLEX TO BE A NASCAR SANCTIONED SPEEDWAY THAT HOSTS AT LEAST ONE RACE EACH YEAR FEATURING THE PREEMINENT NASCAR CUP SERIES, INSTEAD OF REQUIRING THE SPEEDWAY TO HAVE AT LEAST SIXTY THOUSAND SEATS FOR RACE PATRONS.
(Ways and Means Com.--March 07, 2013)
(Favorable--April 18, 2013)
(Debate Adjourned until Thu., April 25, 2013--April 24, 2013)
(Request for debate by Rep. Wells--April 25, 2013)
(Amended and read second time--April 25, 2013)

SECOND READING STATEWIDE UNCONTESTED BILLS

H. 3366 (Word version)--Reps. J. E. Smith, Long, Delleney, Skelton, Huggins, Allison, Toole, Felder, Cobb-Hunter and Jefferson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-66-75 SO AS TO REQUIRE A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO GIVE A PATIENT AN OPPORTUNITY TO AUTHORIZE DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION TO DESIGNATED FAMILY MEMBERS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE INVOLVEMENT OF THESE FAMILY MEMBERS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS IN THE TREATMENT OF THE PATIENT; TO SPECIFY WHEN THE

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OPPORTUNITY TO SIGN AN AUTHORIZATION MUST BE PROVIDED TO A PATIENT AND TO SPECIFY THE CONTENTS OF THE AUTHORIZATION; AND TO PROVIDE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL IMMUNITY FOR GOOD FAITH DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-66-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE ADULT HEALTH CARE CONSENT ACT, SO AS TO DEFINE "PATIENT" AND "TREATMENT" AND TO AMEND OTHER DEFINITIONS.
(Med., Mil., Pub. & Mun. Affrs. Com.--January 17, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 18, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Rep. Simrill--April 24, 2013)
(Amended--April 24, 2013)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Apr. 30, 2013--April 24, 2013)

H. 3989 (Word version)--Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO ASSISTING, DEVELOPING, AND EVALUATING PROFESSIONAL TEACHING (ADEPT), DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4325, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Without Reference--April 18, 2013)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Apr. 30, 2013--April 24, 2013)

H. 4010 (Word version)--Rep. Bingham: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 288 OF 2012, RELATING TO THE 2012-2013 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, SO AS TO REVISE PARAGRAPH 1A.48, SECTION 1A, PART IB, THAT DIRECTS THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO TRANSFER CERTAIN FUNDS TO MEET MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT BY DELETING THE SET MAXIMUM AMOUNT THAT MAY BE TRANSFERRED.
(Without reference--April 23, 2013)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Apr. 30, 2013--April 25, 2013)

H. 3941 (Word version)--Reps. Sandifer, Harrell, Bannister, Daning, Erickson, Forrester and Gambrell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-130, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION'S AUTHORITY TO SET A

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MINIMUM WAGE, SO AS TO ALSO PROHIBIT THE MANDATE OF AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT.
(Labor, Com. & Ind. Com.--April 11, 2013)
(Favorable--April 24, 2013)

H. 3960 (Word version)--Rep. Sandifer: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-41-35 SO AS TO REQUIRE EMPLOYERS PARTICIPATING IN A MULTIPLE EMPLOYER SELF-INSURED HEALTH PLAN TO EXECUTE HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENTS IN WHICH THE EMPLOYER AGREES TO PAY ALL UNPAID PORTIONS OF INSURED CLAIMS, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE TO PROVIDE FORMS THAT MUST BE USED FOR THESE AGREEMENTS, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
(Labor, Com. & Ind. Com.--April 16, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 24, 2013)

H. 3893 (Word version)--Reps. Bedingfield, G. R. Smith, Loftis, Stringer, Burns, Hamilton, Erickson, Taylor, Clemmons, Delleney, Pitts and Willis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-320, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF NEW STATEWIDE EDUCATION STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE SUCH AN ADOPTION MUST NOT BE IMPLEMENTED UNTIL APPROVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY JOINT RESOLUTION.
(Educ. & Pub. Wks. Com.--April 09, 2013)
(Favorable--April 24, 2013)

H. 4014 (Word version)--Reps. Mitchell, Cobb-Hunter, King, Dillard, Mack, Anderson, R. L. Brown, Sandifer, Whitmire, Bingham, Bannister, Neal, Finlay, Pitts, Howard, Whipper, Quinn, Hart, Brannon, Edge, K. R. Crawford, Lucas and Harrell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-127-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, SO AS TO RECONSTITUTE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES BY REVISING THE NUMBER OF BOARD MEMBERS AND THE MANNER IN WHICH THEY ARE ELECTED TO ACCOUNT FOR THE NEW SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, PROVIDING TWO AT-LARGE SEATS FILLED BY

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ELECTION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TWO AT-LARGE SEATS FILLED BY APPOINTMENT OF THE GOVERNOR, ONE OF WHOM IS RECOMMENDED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, TO REVISE OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO TERMS OF BOARD MEMBERS, AND TO PROVIDE TRANSITION PROVISIONS.
(Without reference--April 24, 2013)

H. 3098 (Word version)--Rep. Spires: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-81-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE A RESIDENT OR HIS REPRESENTATIVE TO PROVIDE THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE FACILITY CERTAIN NOTICE OF THE INTENT OF THE RESIDENT TO VOLUNTARILY RELOCATE TO ANOTHER FACILITY, AND TO PROVIDE THE FACILITY MAY CHARGE THE RESIDENT THE EQUIVALENT OF THIRTY DAYS OCCUPANCY FOR FAILURE TO GIVE THIS NOTICE.
(Prefiled--Tuesday, December 11, 2012)
(Med., Mil., Pub. & Mun. Affrs. Com.--January 08, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 24, 2013)

H. 3856 (Word version)--Reps. Erickson, M. S. McLeod, Spires, Mitchell, Cobb-Hunter, Long, Murphy, Munnerlyn, Sabb, King, K. R. Crawford, Jefferson, H. A. Crawford, McCoy, Robinson-Simpson, Allison, Horne, W. J. McLeod, McEachern, Dillard, Felder, Gagnon, Henderson, Nanney, Powers Norrell, Sandifer, Stavrinakis and Wood: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-13-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN CHILDCARE FACILITIES, SO AS TO ALSO PROHIBIT SUCH EMPLOYMENT OF A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF UNLAWFUL CONDUCT TOWARD A CHILD, CRUELTY TO CHILDREN, OR CHILD ENDANGERMENT.
(Med., Mil., Pub. & Mun. Affrs. Com.--March 21, 2013)
(Favorable--April 24, 2013)

H. 3567 (Word version)--Rep. Horne: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976,

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RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF TERMS USED IN THE STATE CERTIFICATE OF NEED AND HEALTH FACILITY LICENSURE ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NEED OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT" IN A RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY BY REVISING THE TERM TO INCLUDE YOUNG ADULTS AND BY INCREASING THE ELIGIBILITY AGE FROM UNDER EIGHTEEN TO UNDER TWENTY-ONE.
(Med., Mil., Pub. & Mun. Affrs. Com.--February 19, 2013)
(Favorable--April 24, 2013)

H. 3907 (Word version)--Reps. Willis, Owens, Stringer, Daning, Brannon, Rivers, Kennedy, King, Mitchell, Putnam, Wells and Wood: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 56 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO ACCEPT UNCERTIFIED CHECKS FOR PAYMENT FOR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY REFUSE TO PROVIDE A PERSON ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE, EXCEPT AN IDENTIFICATION CARD, UNTIL THE PERSON HAS PAID ALL FEES OWED THE DEPARTMENT AS A RESULT OF A RETURNED CHECK, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY CHARGE A FEE SPECIFIED IN SECTION 34-11-70 TO COVER THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COLLECTION OF FEES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY CHARGE A PROCESSING FEE FOR THE USE OF CREDIT CARDS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL PROCESSING FEES COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE MUST BE PLACED IN A SPECIAL RESTRICTED ACCOUNT TO BE USED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO DEFRAY ITS COSTS.
(Educ. & Pub. Wks. Com.--April 09, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 24, 2013)

H. 3961 (Word version)--Reps. Wood, Allison, Owens, Horne, Crosby, Daning, Gagnon, Govan, Hardee, Jefferson, Kennedy, Munnerlyn, J. R. Smith, Spires, Taylor, Wells, R. L. Brown and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 132 TO CHAPTER

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3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE "AUTISM AWARENESS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
(Educ. & Pub. Wks. Com.--April 16, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 24, 2013)

H. 3983 (Word version)--Reps. Sellers, G. M. Smith and White: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 29 TO CHAPTER 7, TITLE 44 SO AS TO PROVIDE RURAL COUNTIES WITH ACCESS TO FREE EMERGENCY HOSPITAL CARE AND ALLOW RELICENSURE OF CLOSED RURAL HOSPITALS AS FREESTANDING EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
(Ways and Means Com.--April 18, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 24, 2013)

H. 3978 (Word version)--Reps. White and G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 7, TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MEDICAID NURSING HOME PERMITS, TO DEFINE "MEDICAID PERMIT DAY", TO SPECIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH ADDITIONAL MEDICAID PERMIT DAYS ARE ALLOCATED, TO SET FORTH COMPLIANCE STANDARDS AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
(Ways and Means Com.--April 17, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 24, 2013)

S. 143 (Word version)--Senators Malloy, Ford, Massey, S. Martin and Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLES 1, 2, 3 AND 4 OF TITLE 62, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROBATE CODE, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, DEFINE THE JURISDICTION OF THE PROBATE CODE, TO DETERMINE INTESTATE SUCCESSION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROCESS OF EXECUTING A WILL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROCESS TO PROBATE AND ADMINISTER A WILL, AND TO PROVIDE FOR LOCAL AND FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES; AND TO AMEND ARTICLES 6 AND 7 OF TITLE 62, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROBATE CODE, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE

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GOVERNANCE OF NONPROBATE TRANSFERS, AND TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA TRUST CODE.
(Judiciary Com.--March 21, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 24, 2013)

H. 3822 (Word version)--Reps. Pitts, Loftis, Funderburk, Hixon, Norman and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-210, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF CONCEALABLE WEAPONS PERMITS, SO AS DELETE THE DEFINITIONS OF "RESIDENT", "QUALIFIED NONRESIDENT", "PROOF OF RESIDENCE", AND "PROOF OF OWNERSHIP OF REAL PROPERTY" AND REVISE THE DEFINITIONS OF "PICTURE IDENTIFICATION", "PROOF OF TRAINING", AND "CONCEALABLE WEAPON"; TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-215, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A CONCEALABLE WEAPONS PERMIT, SO AS TO REVISE THE REQUIREMENTS THAT MUST BE MET IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A CONCEALABLE WEAPONS PERMIT, INCREASE THE APPLICATION FEE FOR A PERMIT FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS AND CREATE A NONRESIDENT APPLICATION FEE OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS, ALLOW PERMIT APPLICATIONS TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE WITH SLED, AND TO REVISE THE LIST OF PLACES WHERE A PERSON MAY NOT CARRY A CONCEALABLE WEAPON AND PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY NOT CARRY A CONCEALABLE WEAPON INTO A PLACE CLEARLY MARKED WITH A SIGN PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALABLE WEAPON, PROVIDE THAT A PERMIT IS VALID FOR FIVE YEARS, AND TO REQUIRE SLED TO SEND A RENEWAL NOTICE AT LEAST THIRTY DAYS BEFORE A PERMIT EXPIRES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 23-31-240 RELATING TO PERSONS ALLOWED TO CARRY A CONCEALABLE WEAPON WHILE ON DUTY.
(Judiciary Com.--March 19, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 24, 2013)

H. 3833 (Word version)--Reps. Horne, Bannister and Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY

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ADDING SECTION 61-4-738 SO AS TO ALLOW THE HOLDER OF A RETAIL WINE PERMIT FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION WHOSE RETAIL SPACE IS AT LEAST TEN THOUSAND SQUARE FEET AND WHOSE PRIMARY PRODUCT IS NOT BEER, WINE, OR DISTILLED SPIRITS TO CONDUCT UP TO TWENTY-FOUR WINE TASTINGS IN A CALENDAR QUARTER, AND TO PROVIDE RESTRICTIONS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-965 SO AS TO ALSO ALLOW THE HOLDER OF A RETAIL PERMIT AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF BEER FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION WHOSE RETAIL SPACE IS AT LEAST TEN THOUSAND SQUARE FEET AND WHOSE PRIMARY PRODUCT IS NOT BEER, WINE, OR DISTILLED SPIRITS TO CONDUCT UP TO TWENTY-FOUR BEER TASTINGS IN A CALENDAR QUARTER, AND TO PROVIDE RESTRICTIONS.
(Judiciary Com.--March 20, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 24, 2013)

S. 22 (Word version)--Senators Sheheen, Massey, L. Martin, Hayes, Campsen, Nicholson, Young and Alexander: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA RESTRUCTURING ACT OF 2013" INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE AGENCIES OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT BY ADDING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION; BY AMENDING SECTION 1-11-10, TO DIVEST THE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD OF CERTAIN PROGRAMS, POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND TRANSFER THOSE PROGRAMS, POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES; BY AMENDING SECTION 1-11-20, 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 SENATE, 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 THE TRANSITION; BY ADDING ARTICLE 2 TO CHAPTER 3,

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TITLE 1, TO ESTABLISH THE EXECUTIVE BUDGET AND STRATEGIC PLANNING OFFICE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND AUTHORITY OF THE OFFICE; BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 TO TITLE 2 TO PROVIDE FOR LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND THE PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS OVERSIGHT; BY ADDING CHAPTER 55 TO TITLE 11 TO ESTABLISH THE STATE FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AUTHORITY, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE AUTHORITY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND AUTHORITY TO BE EXERCISED BY THE AUTHORITY; TO AMEND CHAPTER 35, TITLE 11 BY ADDING SECTION 11-35-315 TO ESTABLISH THE PROCUREMENT OVERSIGHT BOARD, THE MEMBERSHIP ON THE BOARD, AND THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND AUTHORITY TO BE EXERCISED BY THE BOARD; TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 2 BY ESTABLISHING THE LEGISLATIVE FISCAL OFFICE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND AUTHORITY TO BE EXERCISED BY THE OFFICE, TO AMEND TITLE 2 BY ADDING CHAPTER 79 TO ENACT THE STATE AGENCY DEFICIT PREVENTION AND RECOGNITION ACT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN CONNECTION WITH AGENCY DEFICIT PREVENTION AND RECOGNITION; TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 60 TO ESTABLISH THE CONFEDERATE RELIC ROOM AND MILITARY MUSEUM COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION AND THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND AUTHORITY TO BE EXERCISED BY THE COMMISSION; TO AMEND TITLE 2 BY ADDING A CHAPTER 9 TO ESTABLISH THE JOINT STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERS ON THE COMMITTEE AND THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND AUTHORITY TO BE EXERCISED BY THE COMMITTEE; TO ESTABLISH THE CHARLESTON NAVY BASE MUSEUM AUTHORITY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE AUTHORITY MAY EXERCISE ALL POWERS AND AUTHORITY GRANTED TO THE HUNLEY COMMISSION BY SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORITY REFERENCED IN

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SECTIONS 54-7-100 AND 54-7-110; BY ADDING SECTION 1-11-185, TO PROVIDE FOR APPROVALS FOR PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS; BY ADDING SECTION 11-31-5, TO PROVIDE THAT STATE BOARD MEANS THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE STATE FISCAL AFFAIRS AUTHORITY; BY ADDING SECTION 11-50-65, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE FISCAL AFFAIRS AUTHORITY MUST PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TO THE RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AUTHORITY; TO AMEND SECTIONS 1-11-20, 1-11-25, 1-11-26, 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, 1-11-140, 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, 1-11-315, 1-11-320, 1-11-335, 1-11-340, 1-11-435; 1-11-440, 1-15-10, CHAPTER 47, TITLE 2, 2-7-72, 2-7-73, 2-7-74, 2-7-76, 2-13-240, 2-15-50, 2-59-10, CHAPTER 9, TITLE 3; 10-1-10, 10-1-30, 10-1-130, 10-1-190, CHAPTER 9, TITLE 10, 10-11-50, 10-11-90, 10-11-110, 10-11-140, 10-11-330; 11-9-610, 11-9-620, 11-9-630, 11-9-665,11-9-670, 11-9-680, 11-9-820, 11-9-825, 11-9-830,11-9-880, 11-9-890, 11-18-20, 11-27-10, 11-35-310, 11-35-3820, 11-35-3840, 11-35-5270, 11-37-30, 11-37-200, 11-38-20, 11-40-20, 11-40-250, 11-41-70, 11-41-80, 11-41-90, 11-41-100, 11-42-30, 11-42-40, 11-42-60, 11-43-510, 11-45-30, 11-45-55, 11-45-105, 11-49-40, 11-50-50, 11-49-100, 11-51-30, 11-51-125, 11-51-190, 11-53-20, 13-7-10, 13-7-30, 13-7-810, 13-7-830, 13-7-860, 15-78-140, 16-3-1620, 16-3-1680, 25-11-10, 25-11-80, 25-11-90, 25-11-310, 44-38-380, 44-53-530, 44-96-140; 48-46-30, 48-46-40, 48-46-50, 48-46-60, 48-46-90, 48-52-410, 48-52-440, 48-52-460, 48-52-635, 48-52-680, 59-109-30, 59-109-40, 59-115-20, 59-115-40, 63-11-500, 63-11-700, 63-11-730, 63-11-1110, 63-11-1140, 63-11-1310, 63-11-1340, 63-11-1360, 63-11-1510 RELATING TO VARIOUS AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT PROVISIONS SO AS TO CONFORM THEM TO THE ABOVE PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, STATE FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AUTHORITY, AND OTHER STATE AGENCIES, AND TO SUPPLEMENT SUCH PROVISIONS; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 1-30-110, 1-11-22, AND 11-11-90.
(Judiciary Com.--February 21, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 24, 2013)

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H. 3149 (Word version)--Rep. Tallon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-54-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING DEALERS IN PRECIOUS METALS, SO AS TO MODIFY THE TERM "PURCHASE"; TO AMEND SECTION 40-54-40, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT A SELLER OF PRECIOUS METALS PROVIDE CERTAIN POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION BEARING HIS PHOTOGRAPH, SO AS TO PROVIDE THIS REQUIREMENT MAY BE SATISFIED BY CERTAIN IDENTIFICATION ISSUED BY THE STATE OR THE UNITED STATES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-54-50, RELATING TO A MANDATORY PERIOD FOR WHICH A DEALER IN PRECIOUS METALS MUST HOLD PRECIOUS METALS HE PURCHASES BEFORE HE MAY SELL THE PRECIOUS METALS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MANDATORY PERIOD AND SPECIFY LOCATION FOR HOLDING THE METALS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-54-80, RELATING TO PENALTIES, SO AS TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR THE PURCHASE OF PRECIOUS METALS BY A DEALER WITH A REVOKED LICENSE.
(Prefiled--Tuesday, December 11, 2012)
(Judiciary Com.--January 08, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 24, 2013)

H. 3124 (Word version)--Reps. Bingham, Taylor, Long and M. S. McLeod: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-7-315 SO AS TO PROHIBIT AN EMPLOYER FROM DISMISSING, DEMOTING, SUSPENDING, OR DISCIPLINING AN EMPLOYEE WHO REPORTS CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT, WHETHER REQUIRED OR PERMITTED TO REPORT; AND TO CREATE A CAUSE OF ACTION FOR REINSTATEMENT AND BACK PAY WHICH AN EMPLOYEE MAY BRING AGAINST AN EMPLOYER WHO VIOLATES THIS PROHIBITION.
(Prefiled--Tuesday, December 11, 2012)
(Judiciary Com.--January 08, 2013)
(Favorable--April 24, 2013)

H. 3956 (Word version)--Reps. Horne and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN

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THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "FURNISHING LODGING" TO PROVIDE FOR AT LEAST EIGHTEEN INSTEAD OF TWENTY ROOMS THAT A BUSINESS MUST OFFER FOR ACCOMMODATIONS ON A REGULAR BASIS.
(Judiciary Com.--April 16, 2013)
(Favorable--April 24, 2013)

H. 3722 (Word version)--Reps. Wells, Clemmons, Felder, Gagnon, Goldfinch, Hixon, Kennedy, Ridgeway, Robinson-Simpson, Ryhal, G. R. Smith, J. R. Smith, Taylor and Wood: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 26, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO NOTARIES PUBLIC, SO AS TO DEFINE TERMS, TO MAKE GRAMMATICAL CORRECTIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT TO BE QUALIFIED FOR A NOTARIAL COMMISSION, A PERSON MUST BE REGISTERED TO VOTE AND READ AND WRITE IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, TO AUTHORIZE AND PROHIBIT CERTAIN ACTS OF A NOTARY PUBLIC, TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM FEE A NOTARY MAY CHARGE, TO PROVIDE THE PROCESS FOR GIVING A NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE, TO SPECIFY CHANGES FOR WHICH A NOTARY MUST NOTIFY THE SECRETARY OF STATE, TO PROVIDE THE ELEMENTS AND PENALTIES OF CERTAIN CRIMES RELATING TO NOTARIAL ACTS, AND TO PROVIDE THE FORM FOR A NOTARIZED DOCUMENT SENT TO ANOTHER STATE, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
(Judiciary Com.--February 28, 2013)
(Favorable--April 24, 2013)

H. 3894 (Word version)--Reps. Clemmons and Horne: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 28-2-370, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FACTORS THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED WHEN DETERMINING JUST COMPENSATION IN CONDEMNATION ACTIONS REGARDING EMINENT DOMAIN, SO AS TO INCLUDE DIMINUTION IN VALUE OF THE LANDOWNER'S REMAINING PROPERTY CAUSED BY RECONFIGURATION OF ROADWAYS AND CIRCUITOUS ACCESS.
(Judiciary Com.--April 09, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 24, 2013)

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H. 3147 (Word version)--Reps. Pope, Tallon, Southard, V. S. Moss and Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 42-1-160, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITIONS OF "INJURY" AND "PERSONAL INJURY" IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION, SO AS TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF AN EMPLOYEE SEEKING WORKERS' COMPENSATION FOR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY STRESS, MENTAL INJURY, OR MENTAL ILLNESS, AND TO ADD MENTAL ILLNESS TO RELATED CONDITIONS THAT ARE NOT COMPENSABLE IF RESULTING FROM AN EVENT INCIDENTAL TO NORMAL RELATIONS BETWEEN AN EMPLOYEE AND EMPLOYER.
(Prefiled--Tuesday, December 11, 2012)
(Judiciary Com.--January 08, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--February 27, 2013)
(Recommitted to Judiciary Com.--March 4, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 24, 2013)

H. 4026 (Word version)--Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, RELATING TO AGRITOURISM AND TOURISM-ORIENTED DIRECTIONAL SIGNING, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4314, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Without Reference--April 24, 2013)

H. 4027 (Word version)--Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, RELATING TO SIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR PETITIONS TO CLOSE ROAD, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4311, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Without Reference--April 24, 2013)

H. 4028 (Word version)--Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, RELATING TO SPECIFIC INFORMATION SERVICE SIGNING,

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DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4312, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Without Reference--April 24, 2013)

S. 621 (Word version)--Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO ASSISTING, DEVELOPING, AND EVALUATING PROFESSIONAL TEACHING (ADEPT), DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4325, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Educ. & Pub. Wks. Com.--April 23, 2013)
(Recalled--April 24, 2013)

H. 3919 (Word version)--Reps. Owens, Bowen, Patrick, Taylor, Anderson, Allison, Brannon, Loftis, Ballentine, Rivers, Huggins, Knight, Simrill, King, Willis, Whitmire, McCoy, Anthony, Crosby, Neal, Clyburn, Barfield, Bedingfield, R. L. Brown, Cobb-Hunter, George, Hayes, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Lucas, Pope, Putnam, G. R. Smith, Wells, Wood and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EXIT EXAM REQUIRED FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE EXIT EXAM TO GRADUATE BUT NEED NOT ATTAIN ANY MINIMUM SCORE ON THE EXIT EXAM TO GRADUATE, TO PROVIDE AN ELIGIBLE STUDENT WHO PREVIOUSLY FAILED TO RECEIVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR WAS DENIED GRADUATION SOLELY FOR FAILING THE EXIT EXAM MAY REENROLL IN HIGH SCHOOL AND WILL NOT HAVE TO PASS THE EXIT EXAM TO RECEIVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO REMOVE ANY CONFLICTING REQUIREMENTS AND PROMULGATE CONFORMING CHANGES IN ITS APPLICABLE REGULATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-48-35, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR A DIPLOMA FROM THE SPECIAL SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS, AND SECTION 59-139-60, RELATING TO THE DUTY OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO REVIEW STUDENT PERFORMANCE ON ASSESSMENT

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TESTING AND TO MONITOR THE PERFORMANCE OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS, ALL SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; AND TO CREATE THE HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENT STUDY COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER WHETHER THE HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM SHOULD REMAIN THE ACCOUNTABILITY ASSESSMENT USED BY THE STATE AND TO RECOMMEND AN ALTERNATIVE IF NECESSARY, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION AND STAFFING OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE, TO REQUIRE THE COMMITTEE REPORT CERTAIN INFORMATION TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TERMINATION OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE.
(Educ. & Pub. Wks. Com.--April 10, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 24, 2013)

H. 4020 (Word version)--Rep. Allison: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT ACT 99 OF 1999, THE SOUTH CAROLINA FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS ACT, IS REAUTHORIZED UNTIL JULY 1, 2014.
(Educ. & Pub. Wks. Com.--April 24, 2013)
(Recalled--April 24, 2013)

H. 4033 (Word version)--Rep. Merrill: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-21-2426 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ONE-HALF OF THE PAID ADMISSIONS TO A SOCCER SPECIFIC STADIUM IS EXEMPT FROM THE ADMISSION LICENSE TAX IMPOSED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12-21-2420, AND TO DEFINE THE TERM "SOCCER SPECIFIC STADIUM".
(Without reference--April 25, 2013)

H. 4038 (Word version)--Reps. Sandifer and Harrell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-280, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE APPLICATION OF THE CHAPTER CONCERNING ENGINEERS AND SURVEYORS, SO AS TO ADD AN EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN ENGINEERS.
(Without reference--April 25, 2013)

S. 237 (Word version)--Senators Shealy, Setzler, Courson, Turner, Cromer, Massey, Young and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 10-1-161

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OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO STATE CAPITOL BUILDING FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF, TO PROVIDE THAT FLAGS ATOP THE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING MUST BE LOWERED TO HALF-STAFF FOR MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY SERVICES, WHO WERE RESIDENTS OF THIS STATE AND WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY, ON THE DAY WHEN THEIR NAMES ARE RELEASED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, AND THE FLAGS SHALL REMAIN AT HALF-STAFF UNTIL AT LEAST DAWN THE SECOND DAY AFTER FUNERAL SERVICES ARE CONDUCTED.
(Educ. & Pub. Wks. Com.--March 20, 2013)
(Recalled and referred to Med., Mil., Pub. & Mun. Affrs. Com.--April 17, 2013)
(Recalled--April 25, 2013)

H. 3631 (Word version)--Reps. Daning, Crosby, Sottile, Atwater, Sabb, Erickson and Newton: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-115 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF GOLF CART PERMITS, TO REGULATE THE OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 56-2-105 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF GOLF CART PERMITS AND THE OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS.
(Educ. & Pub. Wks. Com.--February 27, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 18, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Bales, George and Southard--April 24, 2013)

H. 3561 (Word version)--Reps. White, Stavrinakis and Merrill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-920, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TAX ON ACCOMMODATIONS, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN ITEMS SUBJECT TO THE FIVE PERCENT TAX ON ADDITIONAL SURCHARGES.
(Ways and Means Com.--February 19, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 18, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Chumley, Edge, Ryhal and Taylor-April 24, 2013)

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WITHDRAWAL OF OBJECTIONS/REQUEST FOR DEBATE

UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUESTS

SENATE AMENDMENTS ON

S. 2 (Word version)--Senators Campsen, L. Martin, Cromer, Hayes and Grooms: A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE "EQUAL ACCESS TO THE BALLOT ACT", BY AMENDING SECTION 8-13-1356, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE FILING OF A STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS BY A CANDIDATE, TO PROVIDE THAT A CANDIDATE WHO IS NOT A PUBLIC OFFICIAL AND A CANDIDATE WHO IS A PUBLIC OFFICIAL SHALL ELECTRONICALLY FILE OR UPDATE A STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS, AS APPLICABLE, PRIOR TO FILING A STATEMENT OF INTENTION OF CANDIDACY OR NOMINATION FOR PETITION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-15, TO PROVIDE THAT THE FILING PERIOD RUNS FROM MARCH TWENTY-THIRD TO MARCH THIRTIETH, TO REQUIRE THAT THE PARTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE NOT ACCEPT A STATEMENT OF INTENTION OF CANDIDACY UNLESS THE COMMITTEE VERIFIES THAT THE CANDIDATE FILED AN ELECTRONIC STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTEREST, AND TO PROVIDE THAT INTENTIONS OF CANDIDACY ARE TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE APPROPRIATE ELECTION COMMISSION BY NOON ON THE FIFTH DAY AFTER THE FILING DEADLINE.
(Pending Question: Shall the House concur in the Senate Amendments--April 25, 2013)

THIRD READING STATEWIDE CONTESTED BILLS

H. 3176 (Word version)--Reps. Clemmons and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-25 SO AS TO ESTABLISH EARLY VOTING PROCEDURES; BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-200 SO AS TO PROVIDE UNIFORM DATES FOR ELECTION EVENTS; BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-1115 SO AS TO REQUIRE A BALLOT TO INDICATE A VOTE CAST FOR A SINGLE CANDIDATE IN ORDER TO BE CERTIFIED AS

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PART OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTES CAST; TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO FURTHER DEFINE HIS DUTIES; TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO METHODS OF NOMINATING CANDIDATES, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A CANDIDATE FROM FILING MORE THAN ONE STATEMENT OF INTENTION OF CANDIDACY FOR A SINGLE ELECTION, AND TO PROHIBIT A CANDIDATE FROM BEING NOMINATED BY MORE THAN ONE POLITICAL PARTY FOR A SINGLE OFFICE IN AN ELECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO BALLOTS AND SPECIFICATIONS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A CANDIDATE'S NAME FROM APPEARING ON THE BALLOT MORE THAN ONCE; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-330, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BALLOT FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING ON GENERAL ELECTION BALLOTS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-1340, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTE RECORDERS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERSONS QUALIFIED TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT, SO AS TO INCLUDE VOTING DURING THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-360, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FURNISHING OF BALLOTS AND ENVELOPES, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-365, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO BALLOTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FURNISHED BY COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-370, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FURNISHING OF BALLOTS AND ENVELOPES AND THE DUTIES OF THE COUNTY REGISTRATION BOARD, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 7-15-470

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RELATING TO ABSENTEE BALLOTS OTHER THAN PAPER BALLOTS.
(Prefiled--Tuesday, December 18, 2012)
(Judiciary Com.--January 08, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--March 07, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Anderson, Atwater, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bowen, G.A. Brown, R.L. Brown, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H.A. Crawford, Dillard, Felder, Gagnon, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Hardee, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Jefferson, King, Loftis, Mack, McEachern, Nanney, Neal, Ott, Owens, Pope, Robinson-Simpson, Sabb, Sandifer, G.R. Smith, J.R. Smith, Southard, Stringer, Taylor, Weeks, Whipper and Williams--March 20, 2013)
(Debate adjourned until Thu., Apr. 18, 2013--April 17, 2013)

H. 3101 (Word version)--Reps. Chumley, Taylor, G. R. Smith, Huggins, Wells, Henderson, Crosby, Atwater, Long, Wood, Toole, Willis, Clemmons, Hardwick, Hardee, Goldfinch, Bedingfield, D. C. Moss, Loftis, Nanney, Pitts, Putnam, V. S. Moss, Owens, Barfield, H. A. Crawford, Stringer, Hamilton, Burns, Tallon, Kennedy, Allison, Murphy, Delleney, Horne, Daning and Brannon: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA FREEDOM OF HEALTH CARE PROTECTION ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 21 TO CHAPTER 71, TITLE 38 SO AS TO RENDER NULL AND VOID CERTAIN UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKING CONTROL OVER THE HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND MANDATING THAT INDIVIDUALS PURCHASE HEALTH INSURANCE UNDER THREAT OF PENALTY; TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS FROM ENFORCING OR ATTEMPTING TO ENFORCE SUCH UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS; AND TO ESTABLISH

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CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND CIVIL LIABILITY FOR VIOLATING THIS ARTICLE.
(Prefiled--Tuesday, December 11, 2012)
(Labor, Com. & Ind. Com.--January 08, 2013)
(Recalled and referred to Judiciary Com.--January 09, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 10, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Anderson, Atwater, Ballentine, G.A. Brown, R.L. Brown, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Douglas, Felder, Gilliard, Hamilton, Hixon, Hosey, Jefferson, King, Lucas, Mack, McEachern, W.J. McLeod, D.C. Moss, Neal, Owens, Pope, Robinson-Simpson, Sabb, Sellers, Skelton, J.E. Smith, J.R. Smith, Toole, Weeks and Wells--April 16, 2013)
(Amended and read second time--April 25, 2013)

MOTION PERIOD

SECOND READING STATEWIDE CONTESTED BILLS

H. 3165 (Word version)--Reps. Tallon, Henderson, G. R. Smith, Long, V. S. Moss, Atwater, Taylor, Toole, Erickson and Thayer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 41-35-120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DISQUALIFICATIONS FROM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, SO AS TO REVISE THE METHOD OF DETERMINING THE BENEFITS OF A PERSON DISCHARGED FROM EMPLOYMENT FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE, GROSS MISCONDUCT, AND FAILURE TO ACCEPT WORK, TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, TO SPECIFY CRITERIA FOR A LABORATORY QUALIFIED TO PERFORM A TEST FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE BY A PERSON SEEKING OR RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, TO LIMIT THE LIABILITY OF AN EMPLOYER FOR ACTS OR OMISSIONS IN THE DISCLOSURE OF A DRUG TEST PERFORMED UNDER THIS SECTION, AND TO PROVIDE THE MISUSE OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL OBTAINED IN THE COURSE OF THIS DRUG TESTING IS

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A MISDEMEANOR SUBJECT TO CERTAIN MONETARY PENALTIES.
(Prefiled--Tuesday, December 18, 2012)
(Judiciary Com.--January 08, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--March 20, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Allison, Anderson, Atwater, Bales, Brannon, R.L. Brown, Cobb-Hunter, Gilliard, Hosey, King, Mitchell, Neal, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Tallon and Toole--April 10, 2013)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Apr. 30, 2013--April 25, 2013)

H. 3236 (Word version)--Reps. Sellers, J. E. Smith, W. J. McLeod, Whipper and R. L. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-29-185 SO AS TO ENACT THE "CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION ACT", TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL MAY OFFER THE CERVICAL CANCER VACCINATION SERIES TO ADOLESCENT STUDENTS ENROLLING IN THE SEVENTH GRADE OF ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL IN THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE THAT NO STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO HAVE THE VACCINE BEFORE ENROLLING IN OR ATTENDING SCHOOL, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY DEVELOP AN INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE RELATED TO OFFERING THIS VACCINATION WITH SPECIFIC CONTENT REQUIREMENTS, TO DEFINE "CERVICAL CANCER VACCINATION SERIES", AND TO PROVIDE THAT IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS ACT IS CONTINGENT UPON RECEIPT OF FULL FUNDING BY STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS.
(Med., Mil., Pub. & Mun. Affrs. Com.--January 08, 2013)
(Favorable--March 21, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Allison, Atwater, Bedingfield, Brannon, Chumley, Cole, H.A. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Hamilton, Henderson, Hiott, Hixon, Loftis, McEachern, Nanney, Patrick, Ryhal, Sellers, J.R. Smith, Southard, Stavrinakis, Tallon, Taylor and Wood--April 10, 2013)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Apr. 30, 2013--April 25, 2013)

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H. 3639 (Word version)--Rep. Sandifer: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-15-70 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE FAIR AND OPEN COMPETITION IN GOVERNMENTAL CONTRACTS BY STIPULATING THAT STATE OR LOCAL ENTITIES, OFFICIALS, AND EMPLOYEES, IN REGARD TO A PUBLIC BUILDING, MAY NOT REQUIRE OR PROHIBIT A BIDDER, OFFEROR, CONTRACTOR, OR SUBCONTRACTOR FROM ENTERING INTO OR ADHERING TO AN AGREEMENT WITH ONE OR MORE LABOR ORGANIZATIONS IN REGARD TO THE PROJECT AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE DISCRIMINATE AGAINST A BIDDER, OFFEROR, CONTRACTOR, OR SUBCONTRACTOR FOR BECOMING OR REFUSING TO BECOME A SIGNATORY TO AN AGREEMENT WITH ONE OR MORE LABOR ORGANIZATIONS IN REGARD TO THE PROJECT, TO PROVIDE THAT STATE AND LOCAL ENTITIES, OFFICIALS, AND EMPLOYEES SHALL NOT AWARD A GRANT, TAX ABATEMENT, OR TAX CREDIT CONDITIONED UPON THE INCLUSION OF SUCH AGREEMENTS IN THE AWARD, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS TO AND EXEMPTIONS FROM THESE PROVISIONS.
(Labor, Com. & Ind. Com.--February 27, 2013)
(Favorable--March 21, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Anderson, Atwater, Bedingfield, R.L. Brown, Cobb-Hunter, K.R. Crawford, Gilliard, Hart, Hosey, Jefferson, Lowe, Mitchell, Neal, Rutherford, Sandifer, Whipper and Williams--April 10, 2013)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Apr. 30, 2013--April 25, 2013)

H. 3369 (Word version)--Reps. Sandifer, Limehouse, Sottile, Clemmons, Crosby, Daning, Spires, Toole, Simrill, Putnam, Loftis, Bedingfield, Quinn, Huggins, Finlay, Kennedy, Owens, Gagnon, Gambrell, Whitmire, Herbkersman, G. R. Smith, Barfield, Hardwick, Edge, K. R. Crawford, D. C. Moss, Hiott, Forrester, Long, W. J. McLeod, Funderburk, Southard, Hixon, V. S. Moss, Anthony, Ryhal, Wells, Skelton, Taylor, Norman, Henderson, Atwater, Pitts, Lowe, Horne, Murphy and Wood: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 42-1-378 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN EMPLOYEE COVERED BY THE FEDERAL EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ACT, THE

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LONGSHORE AND HARBOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT OR ANY OF ITS EXTENSIONS, OR THE JONES ACT IS EXEMPT FROM WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWS.
(Labor, Com. & Ind. Com.--January 17, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--March 21, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Anderson, Atwater, Bedingfield, Bowers, R.L. Brown, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, Daning, Dillard, Douglas, Forrester, Gilliard, Govan, Hosey, Jefferson, King, Lowe, McEachern, Mitchell, Powers Norrell, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Sabb, Sandifer, Stavrinakis, Toole, Whitmire and Williams--April 10, 2013)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Apr. 30, 2013--April 25, 2013)

H. 3563 (Word version)--Reps. Delleney, J. E. Smith and Lucas: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 20, TITLE 39, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES, SO AS TO DEFINE 'ELECTRONIC MAIL', TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN RENT OR OTHER CHARGES ARE FIVE OR MORE DAYS PAST DUE THE OWNER MAY DENY THE OCCUPANT ACCESS TO THE PERSONAL PROPERTY AND THE OCCUPANT IS CONSIDERED IN DEFAULT, TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN RENT OR OTHER CHARGES ARE FOURTEEN OR MORE DAYS PAST DUE THE OCCUPANT MUST BE NOTIFIED, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROCESS BY WHICH A DEFAULTING OCCUPANT'S PERSONAL PROPERTY MAY BE DESTROYED OR SOLD.
(Judiciary Com.--February 19, 2013)
(Favorable--April 10, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Anderson, Atwater, Ballentine, Brannon, G.A. Brown, Clyburn, Delleney, Gilliard, Hamilton, Hiott, Hosey, Mack, D.C. Moss, Owens, Pope, Powers Norrell, Ryhal, Sellers, Simrill, G.R. Smith, J.R. Smith, Taylor, Toole and Wells--April 16, 2013)

H. 3024 (Word version)--Reps. McCoy, Henderson, Long, Weeks, Erickson, Harrell and Stavrinakis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS REQUIRED TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT, SO AS TO REQUIRE ANY PERSON IN THIS STATE TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE

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OR NEGLECT; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-360, RELATING TO MANDATORY REPORTING TO THE CORONER, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-450, RELATING TO INFORMATION THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES MUST PROVIDE TO PERSONS REQUIRED TO REPORT, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.
(Prefiled--Tuesday, December 11, 2012)
(Judiciary Com.--January 08, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 10, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Bedingfield, Clemmons, Gambrell, Goldfinch, Hardwick, Loftis, V.S. Moss, Pitts, Ryhal, Sandifer, G.R. Smith, Vick and White--April 17, 2013)

H. 3592 (Word version)--Reps. Sandifer and Loftis: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 8, CHAPTER 52, TITLE 48, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE "ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION ACT OF 2007", SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS, TO CHANGE CERTIFICATION STANDARDS WITH WHICH MAJOR FACILITY PROJECTS MUST COMPLY, TO ELIMINATE REFERENCE TO THE LEED AND GREEN GLOBES CERTIFICATION RATING SYSTEMS, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
(Labor, Com. & Ind. Com.--February 21, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 11, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Rep. J.E. Smith--April 17, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Allison, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bowers, Brannon, R.L. Brown, H.A. Crawford, Forrester, Funderburk, Gambrell, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hardwick, Hosey, Jefferson, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Mack, Munnerlyn, Nanney, Neal, Ott, Parks, Pope, Powers Norrell, Ridgeway, Robinson-Simpson, Sabb, Sandifer, G.R. Smith, Weeks, Whipper and Williams--April 17, 2013)

H. 3818 (Word version)--Reps. K. R. Crawford, Sandifer, Erickson, Simrill, G. M. Smith, Gambrell and Bannister: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-1730, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CLOSED PANEL HEALTH PLANS, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT CERTAIN EMPLOYERS THAT OFFER ONLY CLOSED PANEL HEALTH PLANS TO ITS

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EMPLOYEES ALSO OFFER A POINT-OF-SERVICE OPTION TO ITS EMPLOYEES, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES, AND TO INCREASE THE ALLOWABLE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COINSURANCE PERCENTAGES FOR IN-NETWORK AND OUT-OF-NETWORK COVERED SERVICES AND SUPPLIES UNDER A POINT-OF-SERVICE OPTION.
(Labor, Com. & Ind. Com.--March 13, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 11, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Daning, Forrester, Gagnon, Gambrell, Hiott, Murphy, Sandifer, Sottile and Whitmire--April 23, 2013)

H. 3925 (Word version)--Rep. Hardwick: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-1-90, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROHIBITING THE DISCHARGE OF POLLUTANTS INTO THE ENVIRONMENT AND REMEDIES FOR VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO CLARIFY PERSONS WHO MAY FILE A PETITION WITH THE DEPARTMENT DO NOT INCLUDE CERTAIN AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS OF THE STATE AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY DECISION OF THE DEPARTMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE TYPE OF REVIEW OBTAINED IS NOT SUBJECT TO JUDICIAL REVIEW; TO AMEND SECTION 48-1-250, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO WHOM BENEFITS FROM CAUSES OF ACTION RESULTING FROM POLLUTION VIOLATIONS INURE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW NO PRIVATE CAUSE OF ACTION IS CREATED BY OR EXISTS UNDER THE POLLUTION CONTROL ACT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 6 OF ACT 198 OF 2012, RELATING TO THE SAVINGS CLAUSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SAVINGS CLAUSE OF ACT 198 OF 2012 APPLIES ONLY TO CASES FILED BEFORE JUNE 6, 2012, AND TO ANY FEDERAL PROJECT FOR WHICH A FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT WAS

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ISSUED PRIOR TO JUNE 6, 2012, BUT NO RECORD OF DECISION WAS ISSUED PRIOR TO JUNE 6, 2012.
(Agri., Natl. Res. and Environ. Affrs. Com.--April 11, 2013)
(Favorable--April 18, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Anderson, G.A. Brown, R.L. Brown, Clemmons, Crosby, Dillard, Finlay, Forrester, Goldfinch, Hardee, Hardwick, Hart, Hiott, Neal, Owens, Robinson-Simpson, Ryhal, G.R. Smith and Wood--April 23, 2013)

H. 3827 (Word version)--Reps. Pitts and Loftis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-1-60, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REQUESTS FOR FINAL REVIEW OF A DECISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL DECISIONS BEFORE REQUESTING A CONTESTED CASE HEARING BEFORE THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS ESTABLISHING INITIAL DECISIONS INVOLVING ACTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT AS STAFF DECISIONS WHICH BECOME DEPARTMENT DECISIONS AND ULTIMATELY FINAL AGENCY DECISIONS IF NOT APPEALED TO THE BOARD AND TO INSTEAD PROVIDE THAT INITIAL STAFF DECISIONS ARE DEPARTMENT DECISIONS AND FINAL AGENCY DECISIONS IF NOT APPEALED AND THAT SUCH APPEALS MUST BE MADE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT.
(Agri., Natl. Res. and Environ. Affrs. Com.--March 19, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 18, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Bernstein, R.L. Brown, Clemmons, H.A. Crawford, Dillard, Douglas, Erickson, Forrester, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Hardee, Hardwick, Hiott, Hixon, Jefferson, Loftis, M.S. McLeod, W.J. McLeod, V.S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Neal, Ott, Ryhal, Sabb, G.R. Smith, J.E. Smith, Southard, Spires, Vick, Whipper and Williams--April 24, 2013)

H. 3945 (Word version)--Reps. G. M. Smith, Harrell, Lucas, Bannister, Toole, Stringer, Hamilton, Sottile, Barfield, Bingham, Spires, Hardwick, Burns, Owens, Hiott, Allison, Forrester, Long, Erickson, Murphy, Horne, Willis, Gagnon, Simrill, Funderburk and Henderson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 4 TO CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8 SO

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AS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION ON ETHICS ENFORCEMENT AND DISCLOSURE, TO PROVIDE FOR ITS POWERS, DUTIES, PROCEDURES, AND JURISDICTION, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS; TO REPEAL ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8 RELATING TO THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION; TO REPEAL ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8 RELATING TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEES; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-100, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN REGARD TO ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM, SO AS TO REVISE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-700, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO USE OF AN OFFICIAL POSITION OR OFFICE FOR FINANCIAL GAIN, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DETERMINES THAT HE HAS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST, HE MUST COMPLY WITH CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS BEFORE ABSTAINING FROM ALL VOTES ON THE MATTER, AND TO PROVIDE FOR WHEN A PUBLIC OFFICIAL WHO IS REQUIRED TO RECUSE HIMSELF FROM A MATTER MUST DO SO; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-740, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REPRESENTATION OF ANOTHER PERSON BY A PUBLIC OFFICIAL BEFORE A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY, SO AS TO FURTHER DELINEATE WHAT IS CONSIDERED A CONTESTED CASE WHEN REPRESENTATION BY A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS PERMITTED; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-745, RELATING TO PAID REPRESENTATION OF CLIENTS AND CONTRACTING BY A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OR AN ASSOCIATE IN PARTICULAR SITUATIONS, SO AS TO DELETE A PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN CONTRACTS WITH AN ENTITY FUNDED WITH GENERAL FUNDS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CONTENTS OF STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTEREST, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THESE CONTENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1300, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN REGARD TO CAMPAIGN PRACTICES, SO AS TO REVISE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1318, RELATING

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TO ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO RETIRE CAMPAIGN DEBTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE ANY SUCH CONTRIBUTIONS TO BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE ONLY; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1338, RELATING TO PERSONS WHO MAY NOT SOLICIT CONTRIBUTIONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE HEAD OF ANY STATE AGENCY WHO IS SELECTED BY THE GOVERNOR, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OR AN APPOINTED OR ELECTED BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1340, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS BY ONE CANDIDATE TO ANOTHER OR THROUGH COMMITTEES CONTROLLED BY A CANDIDATE, SO AS TO DELETE AN EXCEPTION FOR A COMMITTEE CONTROLLED BY A CANDIDATE IF IT IS THE ONLY SUCH COMMITTEE, AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 8-13-1510 AND 8-13-1520, BOTH AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR ETHICAL AND OTHER VIOLATIONS, AND BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1530 SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS AND FOR WHERE CERTAIN WILFUL VIOLATIONS MUST BE TRIED; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 8-13-710 AND 8-13-715 RELATING TO REPORTING OF PARTICULAR GIFTS AND AUTHORIZED REIMBURSEMENTS FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS.
(Judiciary Com.--April 11, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 18, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Allison, Atwater, Ballentine, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Branham, Brannon, Burns, Chumley, Clemmons, Cobb-Hunter, H.A. Crawford, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Felder, Forrester, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Hart, Hiott, Hosey, Jefferson, Loftis, Lucas, McEachern, Mitchell, D.C. Moss, V.S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Owens, Ridgeway, Robinson-Simpson, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, Skelton, G.R. Smith, J.E. Smith, Spires, Tallon, Toole, Williams and Wood--April 24, 2013)

H. 3796 (Word version)--Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-330, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FEES IMPOSED BY POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN A GOVERNING BODY OF A POLITICAL

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SUBDIVISION IMPOSES A SCHEDULE OF ROAD FEES ON MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED IN THE COUNTY BASED ON VEHICLE CLASS, THE LOWEST FEE IN THE SCHEDULE MUST APPLY TO ALL MOTOR VEHICLES SUBJECT TO THE STATE BIENNIAL REGISTRATION FEE FOR PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES IMPOSED PURSUANT TO SECTION 56-3-620; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-630, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES FOR PURPOSES OF MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSING AND REGISTRATION BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A TRUCK INCLUDED IN THE DEFINITION OF PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE, WHICH IS NOT USED IN A TRADE OR BUSINESS, MAY BE REGISTERED UPON PAYMENT OF THE BIENNIAL REGISTRATION FEES PROVIDED PURSUANT TO SECTION 56-3-620.
(Educ. & Pub. Wks. Com.--March 11, 2013)
(Recalled and referred to Ways and Means Com.--March 20, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 18, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Bowers, Branham, Brannon, H.A. Crawford, Crosby, Douglas, Erickson, Felder, Forrester, Goldfinch, Hardwick, Hiott, Jefferson, Neal, Norman, Pitts, Ryhal, Skelton, J.R. Smith, Southard, Whipper, Williams and Wood--April 24, 2013)

H. 3125 (Word version)--Reps. Hodges, M. S. McLeod, Mitchell, Whipper, R. L. Brown, Hiott, Toole, Hardee, Cobb-Hunter and Dillard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "MICROENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 55 TO TITLE 11 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SHALL ESTABLISH THE MICROENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM TO PROMOTE AND FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF MICROENTERPRISES IN THIS STATE AND TO DEFINE "MICROENTERPRISE" AS A BUSINESS, WHETHER NEW OR EXISTING, INCLUDING STARTUP, HOME-BASED, AND SELF EMPLOYMENT, WITH FIVE OR FEWER EMPLOYEES; TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT

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SHALL AWARD GRANTS TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO MAKE LOANS AND DEVELOP LOAN SOURCES; TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA TO BE CONSIDERED IN AWARDING GRANTS; TO PROVIDE THAT APPROPRIATED FUNDS MAY BE AWARDED AS A GRANT TO MICROLOAN DELIVERY ORGANIZATIONS AND THAT SUCH GRANTS MUST BE MATCHED BY NONSTATE FUNDS; TO PROVIDE THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH GRANT FUNDS MAY BE EXPENDED; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN PROVISIONS THAT MUST BE IN A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT AND A STATEWIDE MICROLENDING SUPPORT ORGANIZATION; AND TO REQUIRE THE STATE TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
(Prefiled--Tuesday, December 11, 2012)
(Ways and Means Com.--January 08, 2013)
(Favorable--April 18, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Allison, Atwater, Brannon, Crosby, Edge, Felder, Forrester, Jefferson, Norman, Ryhal, Southard, Taylor, Wells, Whipper and Wood--April 24, 2013)

H. 3644 (Word version)--Reps. Loftis, Gagnon, Herbkersman, Lowe, Lucas, D. C. Moss, Ott, Pitts and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 13-1-390 SO AS TO ESTABLISH WITHIN THE DIVISION OF STATE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE THE CLEAN ENERGY INDUSTRY MARKET DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL AND PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP AND FUNCTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3588, RELATING TO THE RENEWABLE ENERGY TAX CREDIT INCENTIVE PROGRAM, SO AS TO REDESIGNATE THE PROGRAM THE SOUTH CAROLINA CLEAN ENERGY TAX INCENTIVE PROGRAM, TO REVISE DEFINITIONS TO EXTEND THE CREDIT TO ADDITIONAL FORMS OF ENERGY PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS, TO DECREASE INVESTMENT THRESHOLDS AND DECREASE JOB CREATION THRESHOLDS FOR QUALIFYING FOR THE CREDIT AND MAKE THE CREDIT, PREVIOUSLY DUE TO EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2015, AVAILABLE THROUGH 2019 AND TO REVISE CREDIT

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ADMINISTRATION PROCEDURES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3600, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR CORN-BASED ETHANOL OR SOY-BASED BIODIESEL PRODUCTION IN THIS STATE, SO AS TO EXTEND THE CREDIT TO ALL LIQUID FUELS DERIVED FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES, MAKE CONFORMING DEFINITIONS, REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF LIQUID FUEL ELIGIBLE FOR THE CREDIT, AND TO EXTEND THE PERIOD DURING WHICH THE CREDIT MAY BE CLAIMED THROUGH 2019.
(Labor, Com. & Ind. Com.--February 27, 2013)
(Recalled and referred to Ways and Means Com.--March 07, 2013)
(Fav. With Amdt.--April 18, 2013)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Anderson, Daning, Forrester, Hamilton, Hart, Jefferson, Loftis, W.J. McLeod, Neal, Skelton, G.R. Smith, J.E. Smith, J.R. Smith, Taylor, Wells and Williams--April 24, 2013)


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