South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014
Legislation Introduced into the House

INTRO SHEET

01/24/13

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.
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Referred to Committee on Judiciary

S. 91 (Word version) -- Senator Gregory: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE HUNTING AND TAKING OF ANTLERED DEER, SO AS TO DELETE A PROHIBITION ON BAITING DEER IN GAME ZONES 1 AND 2.
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Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

S. 96 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 54-15-20 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE FOR THE UPPER COASTAL AREA, TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS ON THE COMMISSION FROM SIX TO EIGHT.
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Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

S. 165 (Word version) -- Senators Campsen and Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-15-65 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF ALLIGATORS ON PRIVATE LAND, TO PROVIDE FOR A HUNTING SEASON OF ALLIGATORS ON PRIVATE LAND FROM SEPTEMBER FIRST THROUGH MAY THIRTY-FIRST.
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Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

S. 287 (Word version) -- Senator Scott: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE LILLIAN JONES DENNIS OF RICHLAND COUNTY, UPON THE OCCASION OF HER ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY, AND TO WISH HER A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND MANY YEARS OF CONTINUED HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.
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Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence

H. 3415 (Word version) -- Reps. K. R. Crawford, Bedingfield, Atwater, Loftis, Henderson, Nanney and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "FREEDOM FROM UNWARRANTED SURVEILLANCE ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 17-13-180 SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF DRONES BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO GATHER EVIDENCE OR OTHER INFORMATION WITHOUT A SEARCH WARRANT, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS TO THE PROHIBITION, TO ALLOW AN AGGRIEVED PARTY TO BRING A CIVIL ACTION AGAINST A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FOR A VIOLATION, AND TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED IN VIOLATION OF THE STATUTE CANNOT BE USED IN A CRIMINAL PROSECUTION IN THIS STATE.
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Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3416 (Word version) -- Reps. Putnam, Pitts, H. A. Crawford, Kennedy, Southard, McCoy, Allison, Loftis, Gambrell, G. R. Smith, J. R. Smith, Taylor, Rivers, Erickson, Hamilton, Hardee, Huggins, Toole, Hiott, Limehouse, Bannister, Bowen, Chumley, Clemmons, Cole, Crosby, Daning, Felder, Forrester, Gagnon, Goldfinch, Hardwick, Herbkersman, Hixon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Merrill, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Nanney, Newton, Owens, Pope, Riley, Sandifer, Simrill, Sottile, Spires, Stringer, Tallon, Thayer, Wells, White, Whitmire, Willis and Wood: 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 THAT A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER MUST NOT INQUIRE OF A PATIENT ABOUT THE PATIENT'S FIREARM OWNERSHIP OR FIREARM POSSESSION AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS WHEN TREATING A PATIENT WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND, AN INJURY RELATED TO FIREARM USE, TREATING A PATIENT FOR A MENTAL HEALTH OR PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER, OR IF REQUIRED TO REPORT ADULT ABUSE AND NEGLECT OR CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT AND FIREARM OWNERSHIP OR POSSESSION IS INTEGRAL TO THE INFORMATION TO BE REPORTED.
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Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3417 (Word version) -- Rep. Horne: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 85 TO TITLE 40 SO AS TO ENACT THE "REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNER PRACTICE ACT", TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICABILITY AND PURPOSE OF THE CHAPTER, TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNERS BOARD, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION, TERMS, DUTIES, AND POWERS OF THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION OF A REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNER, TO PROVIDE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE EXCLUSIONS, AND TO REQUIRE THE OBTAINING AND USE OF A SEAL.
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Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3418 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Alexander, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Powers Norrell, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF BEACH MUSIC TO THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE ENJOYMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT IT PROVIDES, AND TO PROCLAIM APRIL 24, 2013, AS BEACH MUSIC DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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Introduced and adopted

H. 3419 (Word version) -- Rep. Felder: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR DAVID HUDSPETH, FORT MILL TOWN MANAGER, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE TOWN OF FORT MILL, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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Introduced and adopted

H. 3420 (Word version) -- Reps. Bernstein, J. E. Smith, Finlay, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Powers Norrell, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE GERRY SUE AND NORMAN J. ARNOLD OF RICHLAND COUNTY, UPON THE OCCASION OF THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, AND TO EXTEND BEST WISHES FOR MANY MORE YEARS OF BLESSING AND FULFILLMENT.
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Introduced and adopted

H. 3421 (Word version) -- Rep. G. A. Brown: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 527 IN LEE COUNTY FROM MOUNT PLEASANT HIGH SCHOOL TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 76 "ISAAC C. JOE HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "ISAAC C. JOE HIGHWAY".
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Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

H. 3422 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas, Delleney and Harrell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-100, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE GENERAL PROVISIONS OF THE ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS OF CERTAIN TERMS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-700, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE USE OF ONE'S OFFICIAL POSITION FOR FINANCIAL GAIN AND THE DISCLOSURE OF POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, SO AS TO REVISE THE DISCLOSURE PROVISIONS FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TO REQUIRE THAT THE WRITTEN DISCLOSURE STATEMENT DESCRIBE THE SPECIFIC NATURE OF THE POTENTIAL CONFLICT; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CONTENTS OF A PERSON'S STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN OTHER DISCLOSURES WHICH MUST BE MADE BY A FILER ON HIS STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1300, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE CAMPAIGN PRACTICES PROVISIONS OF THE ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS OF CERTAIN TERMS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1314, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS AND RESTRICTIONS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CERTAIN NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1340, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS BY ONE CANDIDATE TO ANOTHER AND COMMITTEES ESTABLISHED, FINANCED, MAINTAINED, OR CONTROLLED BY A CANDIDATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE CONTRIBUTION RESTRICTION EXCEPTION FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF COMMITTEES.
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Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3423 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer, Toole and D. C. Moss: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-29-95 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE MANUFACTURED HOUSING BOARD SHALL ADOPT CERTAIN FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR ITS LICENSEES; BY ADDING SECTION 40-29-225 SO AS TO PROVIDE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF LICENSURE AS A MANUFACTURED HOME RETAIL DEALER, RETAIL SALESMAN, INSTALLER, CONTRACTOR, OR REPAIRER; BY ADDING SECTION 40-29-325 SO AS TO PROVIDE A DEALER SHALL INCLUDE HIS LICENSE NUMBER IN ADVERTISING, TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION; BY ADDING SECTION 40-29-500 SO AS TO PROVIDE FAILURE TO OBTAIN AN APPROPRIATE BUILDING PERMIT BEFORE INSTALLING A MANUFACTURED HOME CONSTITUTES A VIOLATION; TO AMEND SECTION 40-29-80, RELATING TO BASES FOR SUSPENDING, REVOKING, RESTRICTING, OR DENYING A LICENSE BY THE BOARD, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE AIDING OR ABETTING AN UNLICENSED ENTITY TO EVADE THE PROVISIONS OF THE CHAPTER OR TO ALLOW USE OF A LICENSE BY AN UNLICENSED ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 40-29-200, RELATING TO APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSURE AND RENEWAL, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN APPLICANT FOR LICENSURE AS A RETAIL DEALER SHALL GIVE THE BOARD A FINANCIAL STATEMENT REVIEWED BY A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, TO PROVIDE THE HOLDER OF A LIEN ON A MANUFACTURED HOME IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER FOR THE SALE, EXCHANGE, OR TRANSFER BY LEASE-PURCHASE A REPOSSESSED MANUFACTURED HOME MADE THROUGH A LICENSED MANUFACTURED HOME RETAILER, AND TO PROVIDE A PERSON LICENSED BY ANOTHER BOARD OR COMMISSION IN THIS STATE MAY NOT INSTALL A MANUFACTURED HOME BUT MAY REPAIR, INSPECT, OR IMPROVE A MANUFACTURED HOME CONSISTENT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF HIS LICENSE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-29-230, RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF SURETY BOND, CLAIM, AND RELEASE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS FOR LICENSURE BY THE BOARD, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE INABILITY OF AN APPLICANT TO SATISFY REQUISITE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY GUIDELINES AS A BASIS FOR INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF THE REQUIRED SURETY BOND OR OTHER APPROVED SECURITY.
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Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3424 (Word version) -- Rep. J. E. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 156 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHILD DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM WHICH IS A FULL DAY, FOUR-YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM FOR AT-RISK CHILDREN WHICH MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED CHILDREN IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN THE STATE, TO ESTABLISH PRIORITY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO ESTABLISH ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO ESTABLISH PROVIDER STANDARDS, TO TASK THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS WITH ACTING AS ADMINISTRATORS OF THE PROGRAM, TO ESTABLISH STANDARDS FOR THE PROGRAM, AND TO SET THE FUNDING LEVEL OF THE PROGRAM.
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Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3425 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith, Loftis, Cobb-Hunter, Horne, M. S. McLeod, Funderburk, W. J. McLeod, Powers Norrell and Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "ENERGY SYSTEM FREEDOM OF OWNERSHIP ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 14 TO CHAPTER 52, TITLE 48 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A THIRD PARTY MAY SELL ELECTRICITY PRODUCED BY A RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITY AS DEFINED IN THIS ACT, TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SALE OF ELECTRICITY FROM A RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITY BY THIRD PARTIES DOES NOT SUBJECT THE SELLER TO REGULATION AS A PUBLIC UTILITY, TO PROVIDE RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STATE ENERGY OFFICE, TO IMPOSE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS ON FEES CHARGED BY A UTILITY TO A RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITY; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE ENERGY OFFICE MAY PROMULGATE NECESSARY REGULATIONS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 58-27-25 SO AS TO EXEMPT RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES FROM PROVISIONS GOVERNING ELECTRIC UTILITIES AND ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES.
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Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3426 (Word version) -- Reps. Thayer, Bowen and Putnam: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF THE WILLIAMSTON NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY TO THE TOWN OF WILLIAMSTON.
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Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference

H. 3427 (Word version) -- Reps. Nanney, Lucas, Loftis, Putnam, H. A. Crawford, Allison, K. R. Crawford, Bowen, Erickson, Newton, McCoy, Patrick, Bingham, Chumley, Goldfinch, Hamilton, Henderson, Herbkersman, Merrill, Norman, Pitts, G. R. Smith, Stringer, Tallon, Thayer, Willis and Wood: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 4-1-190 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A COUNTY TO POST CERTAIN NOTICES REQUIRED BY LAW TO THE COUNTY'S WEBSITE INSTEAD OF PRINTING IT IN THE NEWSPAPER.
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Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference

H. 3428 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Erickson, M. S. McLeod, J. E. Smith, Spires, Hiott, Owens and Whitmire: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-152-25 SO AS TO DEFINE TERMS CONCERNING THE FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS INITIATIVE; BY ADDING SECTION 59-152-32 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE FIRST STEPS BOARD OF TRUSTEES SHALL DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE LONG-RANGE INITIATIVE AND STRATEGY FOR SCHOOL READINESS; BY ADDING SECTION 59-152-33 SO AS TO PROVIDE A STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT SCHOOL READINESS; BY ADDING SECTION 63-11-1725 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION, FUNCTION, AND DUTIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA EARLY CHILDHOOD ADVISORY COUNCIL; BY ADDING SECTION 63-11-1735 SO AS TO PROVIDE FIRST STEPS SHALL ENSURE THE COMPLIANCE OF BABYNET WITH FEDERAL MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT REQUIREMENTS, AND TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-10, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FIRST STEPS, SO AS TO REDESIGNATE COUNTY FIRST STEPS PARTNERSHIPS AS LOCAL FIRST STEPS PARTNERSHIPS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-20, RELATING TO THE PURPOSE OF FIRST STEPS, SO AS TO REDESIGNATE COUNTY PARTNERSHIPS AS LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-30, RELATING TO THE GOALS OF FIRST STEPS, SO AS TO RESTATE CERTAIN GOALS OF STUDENT READINESS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-40, RELATING TO OVERSIGHT OF THE INITIATIVE BY THE FIRST STEPS BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE BOARD ALSO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE INITIATIVE; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-50, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS, SO AS TO REVISE THE TIME FOR REQUIRED PERFORMANCE AUDITS AND TO CORRECT AN OBSOLETE REFERENCE; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-60, RELATING TO FIRST STEPS PARTNERSHIPS, SO AS TO REQUIRE A LOCAL PARTNERSHIP IN EACH COUNTY, TO PROVIDE THAT MEETINGS AND ELECTIONS OF A LOCAL PARTNERSHIP ARE SUBJECT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND CERTAIN DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS, TO SPECIFY AND REVISE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMPOSITION OF A LOCAL PARTNERSHIP BOARD AND TO CORRECT AN OBSOLETE REFERENCE; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-70, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF A LOCAL PARTNERSHIP BOARD, SO AS TO REVISE THE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING COUNTY NEEDS ASSESSMENTS, RECORD KEEPING AND REPORTING, TO PROVIDE STAFFING PURSUANT TO LOCAL BYLAWS, AND TO PROVIDE MULTIPLE LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS MAY COLLABORATE TO MAXIMIZE EFFICIENT DELIVERY OF SERVICES AND THE EXECUTION OF THEIR DUTIES AND POWERS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-90, RELATING TO FIRST STEPS GRANTS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE GRANTS AS LOCAL PARTNERSHIP GRANTS, AND TO REVISE THE PROCESS FOR OBTAINING A GRANT AND THE METHOD OF ALLOCATING GRANT FUNDS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-100, RELATING TO USE OF FIRST STEPS GRANT FUNDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE SECTION APPLIES TO GRANTS EXPENDED BY A FIRST STEPS PARTNERSHIP, AND TO REVISE THE PERMISSIBLE USES OF GRANT FUNDS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-120, RELATING TO THE USE OF GRANT FUNDS FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURES, SO AS TO REVISE THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH FUNDS MAY BE USED AND TO REQUIRE PRIOR APPROVAL OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-130, RELATING TO A MANDATORY MATCHING OF FUNDS BY LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS, SO AS TO REVISE THE MANDATORY AMOUNT, TO ENCOURAGE PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS TO HELP LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS MEET THEIR MANDATORY MATCHING REQUIREMENT, AND TO DELETE A PROVISION ALLOWING CERTAIN EXPENSES TO BE INCLUDED IN DETERMINING MATCHING FUNDS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-140, RELATING TO THE PERMISSIBILITY OF CARRY FORWARD FUNDS BY A LOCAL PARTNERSHIP, SECTION 59-152-150, RELATING TO ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS, AND SECTION 59-152-160, RELATING TO PROGRESS EVALUATIONS, ALL SO AS TO DELETE OBSOLETE TERMS; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1720, RELATING TO THE FIRST STEPS BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO REVISE THE COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-152-80 RELATING TO FIRST STEPS GRANTS AND SECTION 59-152-110 RELATING TO THE USE OF FIRST STEPS LOCAL PARTNERSHIP GRANT FUNDS.
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Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3429 (Word version) -- Rep. Bingham: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-510, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE HOUSE AND SENATE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY THE RULES OF THE RESPECTIVE BODIES, THE HOUSE AND SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEES SHALL CONSIST OF TEN MEMBERS SELECTED BY THEIR PARTICULAR HOUSE, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE TERMS OF MEMBERS AND THE OFFICERS OF THESE COMMITTEES.
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Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference

H. 3430 (Word version) -- Reps. R. L. Brown and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-150-395 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELVE SCHOOLS FROM PROCEEDS OF A DESIGNATED LOTTERY GAME AND TO NAME THE GAME "THE K-12 GAME".
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Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3431 (Word version) -- Reps. R. L. Brown and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 1-7-180, 43-1-730, AND 44-6-230 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IN CASES OF MEDICAID ABUSE OR MEDICAID FRAUD REPORTED ON THE MEDICAID ABUSE OR FRAUD REPORTING HOTLINES, RESPECTIVELY, ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND FOOD STAMP OR TEMPORARY AID TO NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) ABUSE OR FRAUD REPORTED TO THE FINANCIAL FRAUD OR ABUSE HOTLINE OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, WHEN THE CALL RESULTS IN THE RECOVERY OF STATE SOURCE FUNDS AS A RESULT OF THE REPORT, THOSE AGENCIES SHALL ISSUE A MONETARY REWARD TO THE PERSON REPORTING IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO TEN PERCENT OF STATE FUNDS RECEIVED, NOT TO EXCEED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TOTAL WITH RESPECT TO THE REPORT.
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Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 3432 (Word version) -- Reps. R. L. Brown and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-67-310 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION SHALL CREATE A PILOT PROJECT TO STUDY THE USE OF BIOFUEL AND OTHER ALTERNATIVE FUELS TO POWER THE STATE'S PUBLIC SCHOOL BUSES AND MAKE ANNUAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGARDING THE FEASIBILITY OF USING ALTERNATIVE FUELS TO POWER THE STATE'S PUBLIC SCHOOL BUSES.
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Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3433 (Word version) -- Reps. R. L. Brown and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-17-506 SO AS TO PROVIDE IT IS ILLEGAL FOR A PERSON ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO SHIP OR TRANSPORT CIGARETTES TO A PERSON IN THIS STATE WHO IS NOT A LAWFUL RECIPIENT, TO DEFINE A LAWFUL RECIPIENT, TO REQUIRE PROOF OF AGE BY A LAWFUL RECIPIENT, AND TO IMPOSE CIVIL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
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Referred to Committee on Judiciary

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