South Carolina General Assembly
119th Session, 2011-2012
Legislation Prefiled in the House

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12/07/10

H. 3002 (Word version) -- Reps. Cooper, Owens, Horne and Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 20, TITLE 59, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EDUCATION FINANCE ACT OF 1977, SO AS TO ENACT "THE EDUCATION FINANCE ACT OF 2011".

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3003 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Harrell, Lucas, Bingham, Harrison, Cooper, Owens, Sandifer, Allison, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bowen, Brady, Cole, Crawford, Daning, Delleney, Forrester, Frye, Gambrell, Hamilton, Hardwick, Hiott, Horne, Huggins, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Merrill, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Norman, Parker, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Stringer, Toole, Umphlett, Viers, White, Crosby, Thayer and Simrill: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-3-70 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO CREATE A LIST CONTAINING ALL REGISTERED VOTERS WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO VOTE, BUT DO NOT HAVE A SOUTH CAROLINA DRIVER'S LICENSE OR OTHER FORM OF IDENTIFICATION CONTAINING A PHOTOGRAPH ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES AS OF JANUARY 1, 2013, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO FURNISH A LIST OF PERSONS WITH A SOUTH CAROLINA DRIVER'S LICENSE OR OTHER FORM OF IDENTIFICATION CONTAINING A PHOTOGRAPH ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT AT NO CHARGE TO THE COMMISSION; BY ADDING SECTION 7-5-675 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO IMPLEMENT A SYSTEM IN ORDER TO ISSUE VOTER REGISTRATION CARDS WITH A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ELECTOR; TO REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH AN AGGRESSIVE VOTER EDUCATION PROGRAM CONCERNING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT; TO AMEND SECTION 7-1-25, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "DOMICILE", SO AS TO PROVIDE FACTORS TO CONSIDER IN DETERMINING A PERSON'S INTENTION REGARDING HIS DOMICILE; TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO MAINTAIN IN A MASTER FILE A SEPARATE DESIGNATION FOR ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING IN A GENERAL ELECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-125, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF REGISTRATION TO VOTE, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A DUPLICATE NOTIFICATION IF THE ELECTOR TO WHOM IT WAS ORIGINALLY ISSUED LOSES OR DEFACES IT; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-230, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BOARDS OF REGISTRATION BEING THE JUDGES OF THE LEGAL QUALIFICATIONS OF ALL APPLICANTS FOR REGISTRATION, SO AS TO ADD A REFERENCE TO SECTION 7-1-25 AND DELETE CERTAIN CRITERIA USED WHEN CONSIDERING A CHALLENGE REGARDING THE RESIDENCE OF AN ELECTOR; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-710, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PRESENTATION OF A PERSON'S PROOF OF HIS RIGHT TO VOTE, SO AS TO REQUIRE PHOTOGRAPH IDENTIFICATION TO VOTE, PROVIDING FOR PROVISIONAL BALLOTS IF THE IDENTIFICATION CANNOT BE PRODUCED AND PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS, TO REQUIRE A POLL MANAGER TO COMPARE THE PHOTOGRAPH ON THE REQUIRED IDENTIFICATION WITH THE PERSON PRESENTING HIMSELF TO VOTE AND VERIFY THAT THE PHOTOGRAPH IS THAT OF THE PERSON SEEKING TO VOTE; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-330, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TIME OF APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE REQUESTING AN APPLICATION FOR A QUALIFIED ELECTOR; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-385, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE MARKING AND RETURNING OF THE ABSENTEE BALLOT, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION TO RECORD, INSTEAD OF NOTE, CERTAIN PROCEDURES REGARDING THE RETURN OF THE ABSENTEE BALLOT; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-3350, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL IDENTIFICATION CARDS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO PROVIDE FREE IDENTIFICATION CARDS UPON REQUEST UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 7-15-470 RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF VOTING ON A VOTING MACHINE FOR IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3004 (Word version) -- Reps. Ballentine, Norman, Viers, Lucas, Simrill, Huggins, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Loftis, Bedingfield, Hamilton, Stringer, Nanney, Lowe, Young, Willis, Bowen, D. C. Moss, Agnew, Pope, Daning, Thayer, Harrison and Allison: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SPENDING ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2011"; AND TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-7-125 SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS TO RECEIVE A RECORDED ROLL CALL VOTE AT VARIOUS STAGES OF THEIR PASSAGE BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3005 (Word version) -- Reps. Ballentine and Simrill: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1343 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A MEMBER OR CANDIDATE FOR A BOARD OR COMMISSION ELECTED OR APPOINTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OR A HOUSE OF IT, FROM MAKING A CONTRIBUTION TO A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, A MEMBER OF THE CANDIDATE'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY, A BUSINESS, OR INDIVIDUAL WITH WHOM HE IS ASSOCIATED, AND TO MAKE A MEMBER OR CANDIDATE INELIGIBLE FOR ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3006 (Word version) -- Reps. Ballentine and Daning: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE III, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF SENATORS AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ENACT TERM LIMITATIONS FOR ITS MEMBERS BY LAW.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3007 (Word version) -- Rep. Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-190 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTION TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IF THAT PERSON HAS SERVED SIX TERMS IN THE SAME BODY, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTION TO THE SENATE IF THAT PERSON HAS SERVED FOUR TERMS IN THE SAME BODY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A TERM SERVED FOR WHICH THE ELECTION WAS HELD BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2011, MAY NOT BE COUNTED AS A TERM SERVED.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3008 (Word version) -- Reps. Ballentine, Huggins and Simrill: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, BY ADDING SECTION 1B TO ARTICLE III SO AS TO ESTABLISH A SPECIFIED PROCEDURE FOR THE ENACTMENT OR REPEAL OF LAWS BY INITIATIVE PETITION AND REFERENDUM AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 4 TO ARTICLE XVI SO AS TO REQUIRE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY LAW TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE WHEREBY AMENDMENTS TO THIS CONSTITUTION MAY BE PROPOSED BY AN INITIATIVE PETITION SIGNED BY THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THIS STATE AND ENACTED BY REFERENDUM; TO PROVIDE THE NUMBER OF SIGNATURES REQUIRED AND THE TIME PERIOD OVER WHICH THE SIGNATURES MUST BE COLLECTED; TO REQUIRE IN AN INITIATIVE THE AMOUNT AND SOURCE OF REVENUE FOR IMPLEMENTATION; TO PROVIDE THOSE MATTERS WHICH MAY NOT BE THE SUBJECT OF AN INITIATIVE PETITION; TO REQUIRE A CERTIFIED INITIATIVE TO BE FILED WITH EACH BRANCH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, WHICH BY MAJORITY VOTE MAY ADOPT, AMEND, OR REJECT THE INITIATIVE, WHICH THEN GOES ON THE BALLOT TOGETHER WITH ANY ALTERNATIVE PROPOSAL BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; TO PROVIDE THAT THE INITIATIVE GOES ON THE BALLOT IF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TAKES NO ACTION WITHIN FOUR MONTHS OF FILING; TO PROVIDE THE FORMAT FOR SUBMITTING THE INITIATIVE AND ANY ALTERNATIVE TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS, THE MAJORITY REQUIRED, AND THE MEANS OF DEALING WITH CONFLICTING INITIATIVES OR ALTERNATIVES; TO LIMIT INITIATIVES SUBMITTED AT ONE ELECTION TO FIVE; TO PROVIDE THAT AN INITIATIVE APPROVED BY THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS TAKES EFFECT THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE VOTE IS CERTIFIED UNLESS THE INITIATIVE PROVIDES OTHERWISE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE LAW IMPLEMENTING THIS SECTION, ONCE ENACTED, MAY NOT BE AMENDED OR REPEALED EXCEPT BY AN AFFIRMATIVE VOTE OF AT LEAST TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERS OF EACH BRANCH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BUT NOT LESS THAN THREE-FIFTHS OF THE TOTAL MEMBERSHIP IN EACH BRANCH.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3009 (Word version) -- Reps. Ballentine and Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 4-9-1210, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF A COUNTY BY INITIATIVE PETITION PROPOSING CERTAIN ORDINANCES, SO AS TO REVISE THE SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS ON THE INITIATIVE PETITION AND TO PROVIDE THAT UPON RECEIPT OF A PROPOSED ORDINANCE MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION, THE COUNTY GOVERNING BODY SHALL CAUSE IT TO BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT AT THE NEXT ENSUING COUNTYWIDE ELECTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 5-17-10, RELATING TO QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF A MUNICIPALITY BY INITIATIVE PETITION PROPOSING CERTAIN ORDINANCES, SO AS TO REVISE THE SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS ON THE INITIATIVE PETITION AND TO PROVIDE THAT UPON RECEIPT OF A PROPOSED ORDINANCE MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION, THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNING BODY SHALL CAUSE IT TO BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT AT THE NEXT ENSUING MUNICIPAL-WIDE ELECTION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3010 (Word version) -- Rep. Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3478 SO AS TO ALLOW A REFUNDABLE STATE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR UP TO TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS OF EXPENSES INCURRED BY THE TAXPAYER FOR TUTORING AN ELIGIBLE STUDENT AND TO DEFINE "TAXPAYER", "ELIGIBLE STUDENT", AND "TUTORING EXPENSES".

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3011 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith, Daning, Thayer and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-285 SO AS TO ENACT THE "FREEDOM OF CHOICE IN HEALTH CARE ACT" AND TO PROVIDE THAT A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE MUST NOT BE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN OR MAINTAIN A POLICY OF INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE COVERAGE AND TO PROVIDE THAT A RESIDENT IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY PENALTY, FEE, OR FINE AS A RESULT OF THE RESIDENT'S FAILURE TO PROCURE OR OBTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3012 (Word version) -- Rep. Horne: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 70 TO TITLE 44 TO ENACT THE "LICENSURE OF IN-HOME CARE PROVIDER ACT" SO AS TO REQUIRE A BUSINESS TO BE LICENSED TO PROVIDE, OR TO MAKE PROVISIONS FOR, IN-HOME CARE SERVICES THROUGH ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS OR THROUGH CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENTS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS FOR LICENSURE IN ACCORDANCE WITH REQUIREMENTS PROVIDED FOR IN THIS ACT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS; TO REQUIRE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR IN-HOME CAREGIVERS EMPLOYED BY IN-HOME CARE PROVIDERS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL RETAIN ALL FEES COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY TO CARRY OUT THE DEPARTMENT'S RESPONSIBILITIES PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-2910, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS FOR CAREGIVERS, SO AS TO INCLUDE IN-HOME CARE PROVIDERS.

Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 3013 (Word version) -- Reps. Cooper, Ballentine and Allison: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-18-1125 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IS EXEMPT FROM STATE STATUTES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE STATE BOARD UPON MEETING CERTAIN CONDITIONS, TO REQUIRE THE DISTRICT TO APPLY TO THE STATE BOARD FOR EXEMPTION FROM SPECIFIC STATUTES AND REGULATIONS, TO SPECIFY WHAT THE APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE, TO SPECIFY HOW THE APPLICATION MUST BE MADE, TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT RULES AND PROMULGATE REGULATIONS REGARDING APPLICATION PROCEDURES, TO PROVIDE THAT A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT RECEIVES AN EXEMPTION MUST BE EVALUATED BY THE STATE BOARD AFTER THREE YEARS TO ENSURE THAT IT CONTINUES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS OF THE DISTRICT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR SUSPENSION OF TH EXEMPTION UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 59-18-1110 AND 59-18-1120, BOTH RELATING TO EXEMPTION FROM REGULATION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3014 (Word version) -- Reps. Cooper and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-39-100, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ISSUANCE OF DIPLOMAS BY ACCREDITED HIGH SCHOOLS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE NUMBER OF UNITS REQUIRED FOR A STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA IS TWENTY, TO REDESIGNATE A TWENTY-FOUR CREDIT DIPLOMA AS AN ADVANCED DIPLOMA, AND TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT RULES AND PROMULGATE REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE A MODIFIED HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FOR STUDENTS WITH AN INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3015 (Word version) -- Rep. Hosey: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 95 OF TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE "CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT OF 1990", SO AS TO EXTEND THE SMOKING PROHIBITION PROVIDED FOR IN THE ACT TO RESTAURANTS, BARS, LOUNGE AREAS, AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES; TO SPECIFY THAT SMOKING IS PERMITTED IN PRIVATE HOMES AND AUTOMOBILES, HOME-BASED BUSINESSES, PRIVATE FUNCTIONS IN INDOOR AREAS, HOTEL ROOMS DESIGNATED AS SMOKING ROOMS, SPECIALTY TOBACCO STORES, TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS, CIGAR BARS, AND PRIVATE CLUBS AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PROPRIETOR OF AN ESTABLISHMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO PROHIBIT SMOKING IN HIS ESTABLISHMENT WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE BE PERMITTED BY THIS CHAPTER; TO PROVIDE THAT THE POSTING OF DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA SIGNS IS NOT REQUIRED FOR PRIVATE HOMES AND AUTOMOBILES OR HOME-BASED BUSINESSES AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION; TO DELETE THE MAXIMUM CRIMINAL PENALTY FROM A FINE OF TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS AND TO PROVIDE A MINIMUM CRIMINAL PENALTY OF A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN FIFTY DOLLARS; TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON SMOKING IN A RESTAURANT, BAR, OR LOUNGE MUST BE ASKED TO EXTINGUISH ALL LIGHTED TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND IF THE PERSON REFUSES TO DO SO, THE PERSON MUST BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PREMISES; TO PROHIBIT A PERSON OR EMPLOYER FROM RETALIATING AGAINST ANOTHER PERSON OR AN EMPLOYEE OR CUSTOMER FOR FILING A COMPLAINT FOR OR SEEKING PROSECUTION OF A VIOLATION OF THIS CHAPTER; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT MUST NOT BE CONSTRUED TO PERMIT SMOKING WHERE IT IS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY REGULATION OF A STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY, INCLUDING A LOCAL ORDINANCE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3016 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrison and Horne: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-20-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO REVISE DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-20-210, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS, SO AS TO DELETE OBSOLETE LANGUAGE; TO AMEND SECTION 44-20-220, RELATING TO THE PROMULGATION OF REGULATIONS BY THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION REQUIRING THE COMMISSION TO CONSULT WITH THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE DIVISION TO WHICH THE REGULATIONS APPLY; TO AMEND SECTION 44-20-230, RELATING TO THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR TO APPOINT AND REMOVE EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 44-20-240, RELATING TO THE CREATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION TRANSFERRING THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR AUTISTIC SERVICES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-20-350, RELATING TO AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS TO ESTABLISH CHARGES FOR SERVICES IN REGULATION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THESE CHARGES TO BE ESTABLISHED IN REGULATION; TO AMEND SECTION 44-20-430, RELATING TO THE DIRECTOR CARRYING OUT CERTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES SUBJECT TO POLICIES ADOPTED BY THE COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CARRYING OUT THESE RESPONSIBILITIES IS SUBJECT TO REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-260, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FACILITIES REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL AND FACILITIES THAT ARE EXEMPT FROM SUCH LICENSURE, SO AS TO REQUIRE LICENSURE FOR COMMUNITY-BASED HOUSING AND DAY PROGRAMS OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS AND TO REMOVE COMMUNITY-BASED HOUSING SPONSORED, LICENSED, OR CERTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS FROM THOSE FACILITIES THAT ARE EXEMPT FROM LICENSURE; TO AMEND ARTICLE 23, CHAPTER 7, TITLE 44, RELATING TO CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECKS OF DIRECT CARE STAFF, SO AS TO FURTHER SPECIFY THE CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECKS THAT MUST BE CONDUCTED ON DIRECT CARE STAFF, TO PROVIDE THAT A DIRECT CARE ENTITY INCLUDES A DAY PROGRAM OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH OR THE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS, TO DELETE PROVISIONS REQUIRING DIRECT CAREGIVERS TO VERIFY RESIDENCY FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS PRECEDING APPLYING FOR EMPLOYMENT, TO DELETE PROVISIONS AUTHORIZING PRIVATE BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS, OR ASSOCIATIONS TO CONDUCT CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED BY THIS ARTICLE, AND TO DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO CERTAIN FINGERPRINT FORMS AND PROCEDURES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 44-20-225 RELATING TO CONSUMER ADVISORY BOARDS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS, MENTAL RETARDATION, AUTISM, AND HEAD AND SPINAL CORD INJURY DIVISIONS AND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 20, TITLE 44 RELATING TO THE LICENSURE AND REGULATION OF FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS; AND BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVE A DUTY TO REVIEW AND STUDY THE OPERATIONS OF THE STATE AGENCIES WITHIN THE COMMITTEE'S JURISDICTION, TO ESTABLISH COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT JURISDICTION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROCESS BY WHICH A COMMITTEE MAY INITIATE AN OVERSIGHT STUDY OR INVESTIGATION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH AN INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE MAY ACQUIRE EVIDENCE OR INFORMATION RELATED TO THE STUDY OR INVESTIGATION, TO PROVIDE FOR PROGRAM EVALUATION REPORTS, THE MANNER IN WHICH THEY ARE REQUESTED, AND THE CONTENTS OF THE REPORTS, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL TESTIMONY GIVEN TO AN INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE MUST BE GIVEN UNDER OATH, TO PROVIDE THAT WITNESSES TESTIFYING IN FRONT OF AN INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE MAY BE REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL, AND TO PROVIDE THAT WITNESSES ARE GIVEN THE BENEFIT OF ANY PRIVILEGE WHICH THE WITNESS COULD HAVE CLAIMED IN COURT AS A PARTY TO A CIVIL ACTION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3017 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-1-130, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "TEACHER", SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION BY REQUIRING CERTAIN MINIMUM TIME IN THE CLASSROOM AMONG OTHER CRITERIA.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3018 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 24, TITLE 59, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-24-90 SO AS TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR OF A SCHOOL THAT MAINTAINS AN AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP OF FIVE HUNDRED STUDENTS OR LESS TO SPEND AT LEAST THIRTY HOURS A WEEK IN A CLASSROOM AS THE PRIMARY INSTRUCTOR AND TO SPEND AT LEAST THIRTY CONSECUTIVE MINUTES IN THE CLASSROOM WITH THE SAME GROUP OF STUDENTS FOR THE PERIODS OF INSTRUCTION RELATED TO A PARTICULAR SUBJECT OR COURSE, AND TO EXCLUDE PRINCIPALS, CAREER COUNSELORS, AND GUIDANCE COUNSELORS FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3019 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-11-410, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT TO INCLUDE A DISTRICT CREATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 33-36-1310.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3020 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-11-425 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT THAT PROVIDES WATER MAY REQUEST APPROVAL FROM THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO ENLARGE ITS BOUNDARIES, PROVIDED THAT THE ENLARGEMENT OF ITS SERVICE AREA DOES NOT INFRINGE ON WATER SERVICE ALREADY PROVIDED BY A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION WITHIN THAT SERVICE AREA; AND TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3021 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-5-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTION FROM REGULATION FOR PUBLIC UTILITIES OWNED OR OPERATED BY MUNICIPALITIES, SO AS TO ALLOW A LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION OF A COUNTY IN WHICH A MUNICIPALITY IS LOCATED TO DESIGNATE POWER TO REGULATE PUBLIC SEWER AND WATER UTILITIES OF THE MUNICIPALITY TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3022 (Word version) -- Rep. McEachern: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 95 OF TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE "CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT OF 1990", SO AS TO EXTEND THE SMOKING PROHIBITION PROVIDED FOR IN THE ACT TO RESTAURANTS, BARS, LOUNGE AREAS, AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES; TO SPECIFY THAT SMOKING IS PERMITTED IN PRIVATE HOMES AND AUTOMOBILES, HOME-BASED BUSINESSES, PRIVATE FUNCTIONS IN INDOOR AREAS, HOTEL ROOMS DESIGNATED AS SMOKING ROOMS, SPECIALTY TOBACCO STORES, TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS, CIGAR BARS, AND PRIVATE CLUBS AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PROPRIETOR OF AN ESTABLISHMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO PROHIBIT SMOKING IN HIS ESTABLISHMENT WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE BE PERMITTED BY THIS CHAPTER; TO PROVIDE THAT THE POSTING OF DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA SIGNS IS NOT REQUIRED FOR PRIVATE HOMES AND AUTOMOBILES OR HOME-BASED BUSINESSES AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION; TO DELETE THE MAXIMUM CRIMINAL PENALTY FROM A FINE OF TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS AND TO PROVIDE A MINIMUM CRIMINAL PENALTY OF A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN FIFTY DOLLARS; TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON SMOKING IN A RESTAURANT, BAR, OR LOUNGE MUST BE ASKED TO EXTINGUISH ALL LIGHTED TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND IF THE PERSON REFUSES TO DO SO, THE PERSON MUST BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PREMISES; TO PROHIBIT A PERSON OR EMPLOYER FROM RETALIATING AGAINST ANOTHER PERSON OR AN EMPLOYEE OR CUSTOMER FOR FILING A COMPLAINT FOR OR SEEKING PROSECUTION OF A VIOLATION OF THIS CHAPTER; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT MUST NOT BE CONSTRUED TO PERMIT SMOKING WHERE IT IS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY REGULATION OF A STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY, INCLUDING A LOCAL ORDINANCE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3023 (Word version) -- Reps. Ballentine and Simrill: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 4.4 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO COMMITTEES, SO AS TO REQUIRE A BILL HAVING SIXTY-FIVE OR MORE SPONSORS BE CONSIDERED WITHIN THIRTY DAYS BY THE COMMITTEE TO WHICH IT IS REFERRED AND PROVIDE FOR NOTIFICATION OF THE PRIMARY SPONSOR IF THE BILL IS TABLED OR NOT REPORTED OUT OF COMMITTEE.

Referred to Committee on Rules

H. 3024 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-500 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CHILD OF A PUBLIC OFFICIAL OF THIS STATE WHO IS REQUIRED TO LIVE ON STATE PROPERTY IN ORDER TO EXECUTE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF HIS OFFICE MAY CONTINUE TO ATTEND SCHOOLS WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HE ATTENDED PRIOR TO THE MOVE OF THE PUBLIC OFFICIAL TO STATE PROPERTY.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3025 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 138 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY BOARD OF REGENTS AND PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE SERVICE OF TRUSTEES OR MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF "CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS", DEFINED AS ALL TWO-YEAR AND FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THIS STATE INCLUDING TECHNICAL COLLEGES; TO PROVIDE THAT ON JULY 1, 2011, THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STATE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE STATE BOARD FOR TECHNICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION NOT INCONSISTENT WITH CHAPTER 138 OF TITLE 59 ARE DEVOLVED UPON THE SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY BOARD OF REGENTS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-103-10 RELATING TO THE STATE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND SECTION 59-53-10 RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD FOR TECHNICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3026 (Word version) -- Reps. Nanney, Thayer and Simrill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-41-330, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TO PREREQUISITES TO PERFORMING AN ABORTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF AN ULTRASOUND IS PERFORMED, AN ABORTION MUST NOT BE PERFORMED SOONER THAN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS, RATHER THAN SIXTY MINUTES, FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE ULTRASOUND, AND TO REQUIRE THE WOMAN TO BE INFORMED OF THE PROCEDURE TO BE INVOLVED AND THE PROBABLE GESTATIONAL AGE OF THE EMBRYO OR FETUS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3027 (Word version) -- Rep. H. B. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-17-115 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY NOT OFFER A COMPENSATION PACKAGE TO A DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEE OF THE DISTRICT THAT EXCEEDS NINETY-NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3028 (Word version) -- Rep. Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-26-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INDUCTION, ANNUAL, AND CONTINUING CONTRACTS FOR TEACHERS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE INDUCTION CONTRACT PERIOD FROM ONE YEAR TO FIVE YEARS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3029 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts, Daning, Simrill and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-1-55 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER PROTECTION ACT" TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON IS NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE HIS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON A FORM REQUIRED BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3030 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-75 SO AS TO REQUIRE A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO OFFER SWIMMING LESSONS TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE DISTRICT IF THE DISTRICT HAS WITHIN A TEN-MILE RADIUS OF ITS BOUNDARIES A PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL, TO REQUIRE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE DISTRICT TO COMPLETE TWO YEARS OF SWIMMING INSTRUCTION IN ORDER TO GRADUATE FROM A HIGH SCHOOL WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3031 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-53-1990 SO AS TO REQUIRE EVERY PUBLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL AND PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL OF THIS STATE EACH TO OFFER AT LEAST FIVE CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY COURSES TO THEIR RESPECTIVE STUDENTS FOR ELECTIVE CREDIT.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3032 (Word version) -- Reps. Young, Daning and Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-17-45 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THIS STATE MUST BE COMPRISED OF AT LEAST TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOLS OF THE DISTRICT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE STATE APPROPRIATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXCEPTION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3033 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 95 OF TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE "CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT OF 1990", SO AS TO EXTEND THE SMOKING PROHIBITION PROVIDED FOR IN THE ACT TO RESTAURANTS, BARS, LOUNGE AREAS, AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES; TO SPECIFY THAT SMOKING IS PERMITTED IN PRIVATE HOMES AND AUTOMOBILES, HOME-BASED BUSINESSES, PRIVATE FUNCTIONS IN INDOOR AREAS, HOTEL ROOMS DESIGNATED AS SMOKING ROOMS, SPECIALTY TOBACCO STORES, TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS, CIGAR BARS, AND PRIVATE CLUBS AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PROPRIETOR OF AN ESTABLISHMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO PROHIBIT SMOKING IN HIS ESTABLISHMENT WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE BE PERMITTED BY THIS CHAPTER; TO PROVIDE THAT THE POSTING OF DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA SIGNS IS NOT REQUIRED FOR PRIVATE HOMES AND AUTOMOBILES OR HOME-BASED BUSINESSES AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION; TO DELETE THE MAXIMUM CRIMINAL PENALTY FROM A FINE OF TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS AND TO PROVIDE A MINIMUM CRIMINAL PENALTY OF A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN FIFTY DOLLARS; TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON SMOKING IN A RESTAURANT, BAR, OR LOUNGE MUST BE ASKED TO EXTINGUISH ALL LIGHTED TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND IF THE PERSON REFUSES TO DO SO, THE PERSON MUST BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PREMISES; TO PROHIBIT A PERSON OR EMPLOYER FROM RETALIATING AGAINST ANOTHER PERSON OR AN EMPLOYEE OR CUSTOMER FOR FILING A COMPLAINT FOR OR SEEKING PROSECUTION OF A VIOLATION OF THIS CHAPTER; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT MUST NOT BE CONSTRUED TO PERMIT SMOKING WHERE IT IS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY REGULATION OF A STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY, INCLUDING A LOCAL ORDINANCE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3034 (Word version) -- Reps. Erickson and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS THAT PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM FOR STUDENTS WHO ACHIEVE CERTAIN HIGH SCORES ON THE SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST OR AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3035 (Word version) -- Reps. Erickson and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-1-425, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO BEGINNING AND LENGTH OF SCHOOL TERM AND SCHOOL MAKE-UP DAYS, SO AS TO ALLOW A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ESTABLISH ITS CALENDAR BASED ON A STATUTORY TERM OF ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS OF INSTRUCTION OR THE EQUIVALENT NUMBER OF INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3036 (Word version) -- Rep. H. B. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 138 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY BOARD OF REGENTS AND PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE SERVICE OF TRUSTEES OR MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF "CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS", DEFINED AS ALL FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THIS STATE INCLUDING THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA; TO PROVIDE THAT ON JULY 1, 2011, THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STATE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION NOT INCONSISTENT WITH CHAPTER 138 OF TITLE 59 ARE DEVOLVED UPON THE SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY BOARD OF REGENTS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-103-10 RELATING TO THE STATE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3037 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-53-1990 SO AS TO REQUIRE EVERY PUBLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL AND PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL OF THIS STATE THAT IS LOCATED WITHIN A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT IS LOCATED WITHIN A COUNTY THAT HAS A PORT TO OFFER AT LEAST FIVE CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY COURSES TO THEIR RESPECTIVE STUDENTS FOR ELECTIVE CREDIT.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3038 (Word version) -- Rep. Umphlett: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-34-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A TATTOO FACILITY ENGAGING IN ANOTHER RETAIL BUSINESS, SO AS TO PROVIDE A TATTOO FACILITY MAY PROVIDE THE RETAIL SALE OF MERCHANDISE WITH IMAGES AND LANGUAGE PROMOTING THE ART AND CULTURE OF TATTOOING.

Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 3039 (Word version) -- Reps. Umphlett, Bowen, Thayer and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-23-210, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENT, AND RENOVATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NEW CONSTRUCTION OF ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL FACILITIES MUST COMPLY WITH SPECIFIED DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURAL REQUIREMENTS IMPOSED BY A COMMITTEE OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, THAT THIS COMMITTEE SHALL CREATE THREE STANDARD ARCHITECTURAL PLANS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, MIDDLE SCHOOLS, AND HIGH SCHOOLS TO WHICH ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION MUST COMPLY UNLESS PRIOR APPROVAL FOR ADAPTATION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMITTEE, THAT STANDARD PLANS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION UPON ADOPTION, AND THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY NOT BE CHARGED FOR USE OF THE PLANS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3040 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-72 SO AS TO REQUIRE A STUDENT WHO PARTICIPATES ON A SCHOOL-SPONSORED ATHLETIC TEAM TO BE ADMINISTERED AN ELECTROCARDIOGRAM TEST AND A TEST TO DETERMINE IF THE STUDENT HAS SICKLE CELL ANEMIA OR CARRIES THE SICKLE CELL ANEMIA TRAIT DURING THE STUDENT'S PREPARTICIPATION PHYSICAL, AND TO REQUIRE THE DOCTOR WHO ADMINISTERS THE TESTS TO CLEAR THE STUDENT FOR PARTICIPATION ON THE TEAM BEFORE HE IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3041 (Word version) -- Reps. J. R. Smith, Thayer and Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 59-71-40 AND 59-71-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BOTH RELATING TO A SCHOOL BOND ELECTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE ELECTION MUST BE HELD ON THE DATE OF A GENERAL ELECTION OR ON THE DATE OF A PRIMARY ELECTION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3042 (Word version) -- Rep. G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-691 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHMOONEY, THE MAIN CHARACTER IN "THE SCHMOONEY TRILOGIES", IS DESIGNATED AS THE OFFICIAL MASCOT FOR LITERACY FOR SOUTH CAROLINA.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3043 (Word version) -- Rep. Loftis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-43-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION WITH REGARD TO ADULT EDUCATION AND GENERAL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMAS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD SHALL REQUIRE A GED CANDIDATE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORK KEYS PROGRAM OR ANOTHER SIMILAR WORK SKILLS PROGRAM CHOSEN BY THE BOARD AND PASS ANY RELATED ASSESSMENTS BEFORE HE IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A GED.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3044 (Word version) -- Rep. Brady: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 44 TO TITLE 11 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA ANGEL INVESTMENT ACT OF 2011" BY PROVIDING FOR STATE NONREFUNDABLE INCOME TAX CREDITS ALLOCATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR QUALIFIED INVESTMENTS IN BUSINESSES MEETING CERTAIN CRITERIA AND PRIMARILY ENGAGED IN MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING, WAREHOUSING, WHOLESALING, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OR/ OTHER NONPROHIBITED SERVICES.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3045 (Word version) -- Rep. H. B. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 50-5-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COMMERCIAL SALTWATER FISHING LICENSE FEES FOR NONRESIDENTS; 50-9-540, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RECREATIONAL FRESHWATER AND SALTWATER FISHING LICENSE FEES FOR RESIDENTS AND NONRESIDENTS; AND 50-9-560, RELATING TO RECREATIONAL SALTWATER FISHING LICENSE FEES FOR RESIDENTS AND NONRESIDENTS, ALL SO AS TO INCREASE EACH OF THESE NONRESIDENT LICENSE FEES AND PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THE FUNDS GENERATED BY THE INCREASES.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 3046 (Word version) -- Rep. H. B. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 49-1-95 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OWNER OF A DOCK, PIER, OR BOATHOUSE EXTENDING IN WHOLE OR IN PART OVER A PUBLIC BODY OF WATER OR A PUBLIC WETLAND SHALL PAY AN ADDITIONAL ANNUAL PERMIT FEE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THESE FEES.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 3047 (Word version) -- Rep. H. B. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-3-65 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE LAST SATURDAY IN NOVEMBER OF EACH YEAR, OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE, THE DATE OF THE ANNUAL FOOTBALL GAME BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND CLEMSON UNIVERSITY IS HEREBY DESIGNATED AS "CAROLINA-CLEMSON DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3048 (Word version) -- Rep. H. B. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-9-510, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO HUNTING LICENSES AUTHORIZED FOR SALE AND THE FEES FOR THESE LICENSES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE FEES FOR CERTAIN NONRESIDENT LICENSES AND PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF FUNDS GENERATED BY THE INCREASES.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 3049 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-75, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AS AN EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT WILL BE HEADED AND GOVERNED BY A DIRECTOR APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE IN THE MANNER PROVIDED BY LAW AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ABOVE PROVISION SHALL BECOME AN ADVISORY BODY; TO AMEND CHAPTER 4, TITLE 48 AND SECTIONS 48-9-15, 51-17-10, AS AMENDED, 51-17-50, 51-17-70, 51-17-90, 51-17-130, ALL AS AMENDED, 51-18-60, 1-5-40 48-45-80, AS AMENDED, 49-59-40, 49-23-20, 49-25-40, 50-1-5, 50-3-180, 50-3-720, 50-3-910, 50-3-1120, 50-5-1950, 50-11-20, AS AMENDED, 49-3-20, 49-3-30, 13-11-20, AS AMENDED, AND TO REPEAL SECTION 50-3-10, ALL RELATING IN PART TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO CONFORM THESE PROVISIONS TO THE ABOVE PROVISIONS PROVIDING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES MUST BE HEADED AND GOVERNED BY A DIRECTOR APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 3050 (Word version) -- Rep. Clemmons: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THOSE HOUSE MEMBERS ELECTED AT THE 2012 GENERAL ELECTION OR WHO TAKE OFFICE AFTER THAT DATE, ONCE THESE PERSONS HAVE THEREAFTER SERVED FOUR FULL TERMS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OR HAVE THEREAFTER SERVED AT LEAST EIGHT YEARS IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN EITHER THE HOUSE OR THE SENATE, WHETHER OR NOT ANY OF THIS SERVICE HAS BEEN CONSECUTIVE, THEY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; AND TO PROVIDE BEGINNING WITH THOSE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE ELECTED AT THE 2012 GENERAL ELECTION OR WHO TAKE OFFICE AFTER THAT DATE, ONCE THESE PERSONS HAVE THEREAFTER SERVED TWO FULL TERMS IN THE SENATE OR HAVE THEREAFTER SERVED AT LEAST EIGHT YEARS IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN EITHER THE HOUSE OR THE SENATE, WHETHER OR NOT ANY OF THIS SERVICE HAS BEEN CONSECUTIVE, THEY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE SENATE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3051 (Word version) -- Reps. Erickson and Harrison: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT NO STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, OR ENTITY BY REGULATION OR OTHERWISE MAY ADMINISTRATIVELY INCREASE OR IMPLEMENT A FEE FOR PERFORMING A SERVICE OR FUNCTION, OR A CIVIL PENALTY OR FINE FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH A REQUIREMENT OR PROVISION OF LAW UNDER ITS JURISDICTION WITHOUT THE SPECIFIC APPROVAL OF THE INCREASED OR NEW FEE, FINE, OR PENALTY BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON A RECORDED ROLL CALL VOTE; TO PROVIDE THAT GENERAL APPROVAL BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY JOINT RESOLUTION OF A REGULATION OF A STATE AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT WHEREIN A FEE, FINE, OR PENALTY INCREASE OR IMPOSITION IS CONTAINED DOES NOT CONSTITUTE APPROVAL UNDER THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION, AND IF AN INCREASE OR IMPLEMENTATION IS CONTAINED IN THAT JOINT RESOLUTION, THE INCREASE OR IMPLEMENTATION IS NULL AND VOID; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DURATION OF THIS PROVISION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3052 (Word version) -- Reps. Funderburk and Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 6 TO TITLE 1 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE OFFICE OF STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER OF APPOINTMENT OF THE STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND FUNCTIONS OF THE OFFICE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3053 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES IN CONJUNCTION WITH EACH COUNTY'S LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES SHALL CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS PERSONS IN EACH COUNTY IN THIS STATE AS AGGRAVATED BY THE CURRENT RECESSION, ASSESS THE AVAILABILITY AND CAPACITIES OF HOMELESS SHELTERS IN EACH COUNTY, AND DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING TENT-LIKE TEMPORARY SHELTERS TO BE OBTAINED WITH STATE FUNDS TO HOUSE ON A SHORT-TERM BASIS PERSONS WHO WOULD OTHERWISE BE TURNED AWAY; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT'S REPORT MUST BE MADE TO THE GOVERNOR AND EACH HOUSE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND ALSO MADE AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC BY JANUARY 31, 2012.

Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 3054 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 45-1-85 SO AS TO PROVIDE ANY RESTAURANT TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH A CHURCH OR CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION THAT FEEDS NEEDY INDIVIDUALS TO DONATE SURPLUS PREPARED OR UNPREPARED FOOD ITEMS TO THE CHURCH OR CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION FOR THIS PURPOSE WITHOUT INCURRING LEGAL LIABILITY OR HEALTH CODE VIOLATIONS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3055 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-60-430, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE FAILURE OF A TAXPAYER TO MAKE A REPORT OR FILE A RETURN REQUIRED BY LAW OR A TAXPAYER WHO FILES A FRIVOLOUS RETURN, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE INFORMATION THE DEPARTMENT MUST CONSIDER WHEN MAKING AN ESTIMATE OF THE TAX LIABILITY OF THE TAXPAYER UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3056 (Word version) -- Rep. Limehouse: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-7-155 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A PERSON INCLUDING A CANDIDATE FOR PUBLIC OFFICE FROM KNOWINGLY MAKING A FRAUDULENT STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATION, VERBALLY OR IN WRITING, REGARDING THE PERSON'S RECORD OF MILITARY SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF GAINING HONORARIUM, PUBLIC OFFICE, OR OTHER POSITION OF AUTHORITY OR EMPLOYMENT, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3057 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-3-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011, THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION SHALL HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND JURISDICTION OVER ALL INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES OF PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS OF THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL APPOINT A DIVERSE ADVISORY BOARD OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS, ATHLETIC DIRECTORS, AND COACHES, INCLUDING WOMEN AND MINORITY MEMBERS, TO ADVISE HIM IN REGARD TO HIS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THIS SECTION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A STATE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL MAY NOT JOIN OR AFFILIATE WITH ANY JURISDICTIONAL BODY OR ENTITY THAT OPERATES OUTSIDE THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3058 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill and Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 4-9-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DESIGNATIONS OF POWERS TO COUNTY GOVERNMENTS, AND SECTION 5-7-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DESIGNATIONS OF POWERS TO MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS, BOTH SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE IMPOSITION OF A BUSINESS LICENSE TAX ON A BUSINESS MUST BE BASED ON THE SIZE OF THE BUSINESS IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF ITS EMPLOYEES AND NOT ON ITS GROSS INCOME, AND PROVIDE THAT COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL GOVERNING BODIES SHALL ESTABLISH A CLEAR AND CONCISE POLICY FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT OF THEIR BUSINESS LICENSE TAX WHICH IS CONSISTENT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION AND OTHER APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF LAW.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3059 (Word version) -- Rep. Merrill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3376, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLES, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLE", TO RAISE THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT AVAILABLE EACH FISCAL YEAR AND DELETE ITS EXPIRATION DATE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CREDIT MUST BE ALLOCATED TO ELIGIBLE CLAIMANTS DURING A FISCAL YEAR ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3060 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 2 TO CHAPTER 22, TITLE 12 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE TERMS, CONDITIONS, PROCEDURES, AND REQUIREMENTS UNDER WHICH CHARITABLE RAFFLES MAY BE CONDUCTED IN THIS STATE AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 2 TAKE EFFECT UPON RATIFICATION OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, ALLOWING ITS PROVISIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3061 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill and Daning: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON LOTTERIES AND THE EXCEPTIONS TO THIS PROHIBITION, BY ADDING A NEW PARAGRAPH SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ENACT A GENERAL LAW AUTHORIZING A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION TO CONDUCT A RAFFLE, AND WHICH DEFINES THE TYPE OF ORGANIZATION ALLOWED TO CONDUCT A RAFFLE, PROVIDES THE STANDARDS FOR THE CONDUCT AND MANAGEMENT OF THE RAFFLE, PROVIDES PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS, AND ENSURES THE PROPER FUNCTIONING, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, AND CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE RAFFLE IS CONDUCTED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A RAFFLE CONDUCTED IN CONFORMITY WITH LAWS ENACTED PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH IS NOT CONSIDERED A LOTTERY PROHIBITED BY THE CONSTITUTION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3062 (Word version) -- Rep. Merrill: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-43-218 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A MUNICIPALITY CONSISTS OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN TWO OR MORE COUNTIES AND ONE OF THOSE COUNTIES BUT NOT ALL UNDERGOES AND IMPLEMENTS A COUNTYWIDE REASSESSMENT AND EQUALIZATION PROGRAM IN A PARTICULAR YEAR, FOR PURPOSES OF COMPUTING MUNICIPAL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES IN THE MUNICIPAL AREAS OF THE COUNTY WHICH HAS REASSESSED, THE PRIOR FAIR MARKET VALUES OF TAXABLE PROPERTY MUST BE USED UNTIL THE YEAR IN WHICH ALL OTHER COUNTIES IN THE MUNICIPALITY HAVE COMPLETED AND IMPLEMENTED SUCH A REASSESSMENT AND EQUALIZATION PROGRAM; AND TO MAKE THE ABOVE PROVISIONS RETROACTIVE TO THE YEAR 2009.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3063 (Word version) -- Rep. Merrill: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-43-219 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE BOUNDARIES OF A MUNICIPALITY EXTEND INTO MORE THAN ONE COUNTY AND THOSE COUNTIES IMPLEMENT COUNTYWIDE APPRAISAL AND EQUALIZATION PROGRAMS ON DIFFERENT SCHEDULES, THEN THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE MUNICIPALITY SHALL SET AN EQUIVALENT MILLAGE TO BE USED THEREAFTER TO COMPUTE MUNICIPAL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THE EQUIVALENT MILLAGE SHALL BE DETERMINED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ABOVE PROVISIONS ARE RETROACTIVE TO THE 2009 PROPERTY TAX YEAR.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3064 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3680 SO AS TO ALLOW A STATE INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR A TAXPAYER WHO SENDS HIS CHILD TO PRIVATE SCHOOL OR HOME SCHOOLS HIS CHILD IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER CHILD TO BE USED FOR BOOKS AND SUPPLIES.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3065 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill and Daning: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BY ADDING RULE 4.20 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE AD HOC COMMITTEE CREATED BY THE SPEAKER OR BY RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MAY SPONSOR LEGISLATION WHICH IS WITHIN THE SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION OF THE AD HOC COMMITTEE TO STUDY AND UPON WHICH A REPORT IS MADE.

Referred to Committee on Rules

H. 3066 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith, Daning, Ballentine, Harrison and Allison: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA RESTRUCTURING ACT OF 2011" INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AGENCIES OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT BY ADDING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION; BY ADDING SECTION 1-30-125 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AS AN AGENCY OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT TO BE HEADED BY A DIRECTOR APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO TRANSFER TO THIS NEWLY CREATED DEPARTMENT CERTAIN OFFICES AND DIVISIONS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, AND OTHER AGENCIES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR TRANSITIONAL AND OTHER PROVISIONS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE ABOVE; BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND THE PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS OVERSIGHT; TO AMEND SECTIONS 1-11-20, AS AMENDED, 1-11-22, 1-11-55, 1-11-56, 1-11-58, 1-11-65, 1-11-67, 1-11-70, 1-11-80, 1-11-90, 1-11-100, 1-11-110, 1-11-180, 1-11-220, 1-11-225, 1-11-250, 1-11-260, 1-11-270, 1-11-280, 1-11-290, 1-11-300, 1-11-310, AS AMENDED, 1-11-315, 1-11-320, 1-11-335, 1-11-340, 1-11-435, 2-13-240, CHAPTER 9, TITLE 3; 10-1-10, 10-1-30, AS AMENDED, 10-1-40, 10-1-130, 10-1-190, CHAPTER 9, TITLE 10, 10-11-50, AS AMENDED, 10-11-90, 10-11-110, 10-11-140, 10-11-330; 11-9-610, 11-9-620, 11-9-630, 11-35-3810, AS AMENDED, 11-35-3820, AS AMENDED, 11-35-3830, AS AMENDED, 11-35-3840, AS AMENDED, 13-7-30, AS AMENDED, 13-7-830, AS AMENDED, 44-53-530, AS AMENDED, AND 44-96-140; 48-46-30, 48-46-40, 48-46-50, 48-46-60, 48-46-90, 48-52-410, 48-52-440, AND 48-52-460; AND BY ADDING SECTION 1-11-185 RELATING TO VARIOUS AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT PROVISIONS SO AS TO CONFORM THEM TO THE ABOVE PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO THE NEW DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION OR TO SUPPLEMENT SUCH PROVISIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3067 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith, Daning, Thayer, Ballentine, Harrison, Allison, Simrill and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 17 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA TRUTH IN SPENDING ACT OF 2011" TO PROVIDE THAT EACH AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, AND INSTITUTION OF STATE GOVERNMENT AND EACH LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY SHALL MAINTAIN A DETAILED TRANSACTION REGISTER OF ALL FUNDS EXPENDED EACH MONTH AND POST THAT REGISTER ONLINE, TO PROVIDE THAT EACH AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, AND INSTITUTION OF STATE GOVERNMENT AND EACH LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY SHALL POST ONLINE ALL OF ITS CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS AND THE CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS FOR CREDIT CARDS ISSUED TO PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES FOR PUBLIC USE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT EACH LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY ANNUALLY SHALL POST ONLINE A LISTING OF ITS FULL TIME EMPLOYEES GROUPED BY CLASS ALONG WITH THE NUMBER OF FULL TIME POSITIONS IN EACH CLASS AND THE AVERAGE SALARY IN EACH CLASS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3068 (Word version) -- Rep. Spires: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-13-120 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION TO ASSESS A CIVIL PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS OF CHAPTER 13, TITLE 1, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE REVENUE FROM THIS PENALTY BE DEPOSITED IN THE GENERAL FUND OF THE STATE AND APPROPRIATED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AS IT CONSIDERS NECESSARY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3069 (Word version) -- Reps. Young and Harrison: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR A TERM COTERMINOUS WITH THE GOVERNOR UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS PROVISION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE DUTIES, COMPENSATION, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE, THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE APPOINTMENT IS MADE, AND THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE MAY BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3070 (Word version) -- Reps. Young and Harrison: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR A TERM COTERMINOUS WITH THE GOVERNOR UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS PROVISION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE DUTIES, COMPENSATION, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE, THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE APPOINTMENT IS MADE, AND THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION MAY BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3071 (Word version) -- Reps. Young and Harrison: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE SECRETARY OF STATE FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT THE SECRETARY OF STATE MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR A TERM COTERMINOUS WITH THE GOVERNOR UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS PROVISION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE DUTIES, COMPENSATION, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE, THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE APPOINTMENT IS MADE, AND THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE SECRETARY OF STATE MAY BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3072 (Word version) -- Rep. Young: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE STATE TREASURER FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE STATE TREASURER SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS PROVISION, THE STATE TREASURER SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, FOR A TERM OF FOUR YEARS COTERMINOUS WITH THAT OF THE GOVERNOR, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE DUTIES, COMPENSATION, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE STATE TREASURER AND THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE STATE TREASURER MAY BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3073 (Word version) -- Reps. Young and Harrison: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO, THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE ADJUTANT GENERAL FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT THE ADJUTANT GENERAL MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR A TERM COTERMINOUS WITH THE GOVERNOR UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS PROVISION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE DUTIES, COMPENSATION, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE, THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE APPOINTMENT IS MADE, AND THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE ADJUTANT GENERAL MAY BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE; AND PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 4, ARTICLE XIII, RELATING TO THE ADJUTANT GENERAL AND HIS STAFF OFFICERS, SO AS TO UPDATE REFERENCES TO HIS TITLE AND MILITARY RANK, AND TO PROVIDE THAT UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS PROVISION, HE MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR IN THE MANNER REQUIRED BY SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3074 (Word version) -- Reps. Barfield and Toole: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST APPROPRIATE ACTION BY THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, ON ITS OWN ACTION BY CONSENT OF TWO-THIRDS OF BOTH HOUSES OR ON THE APPLICATION OF THE LEGISLATURES OF TWO-THIRDS OF THE SEVERAL STATES, TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES TO REQUIRE THAT THE TOTAL OF ALL FEDERAL APPROPRIATIONS MAY NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL OF ALL ESTIMATED FEDERAL REVENUES IN ANY FISCAL YEAR, WITH CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS.

Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

H. 3076 (Word version) -- Reps. Bowen, Ballentine, Huggins and Simrill: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE OWNER OCCUPANT OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY QUALIFYING FOR THE FOUR PERCENT PROPERTY SPECIAL ASSESSMENT RATIO FOR SUCH PROPERTY VACATES THE PROPERTY IN CALENDAR YEAR 2011, 2012, OR 2013, THE ASSESSMENT RATIO APPLICABLE TO THE PROPERTY REMAINS AT FOUR PERCENT WHETHER OR NOT THE OWNER HAS CLAIMED THE FOUR PERCENT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT RATIO ON ANOTHER RESIDENCE IF THE PROPERTY IS UNSOLD, NOT RENTED, AND UNOCCUPIED UNLESS THE PROPERTY SOONER UNDERGOES AN ASSESSABLE TRANSFER OF INTEREST, TO PROVIDE THAT THIS JOINT RESOLUTION MUST BE CONSTRUED AS A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION AND THAT THE EXEMPTION INCLUDES AMOUNTS EQUAL TO HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS ON THE PROPERTY FOR THE YEAR THE PROPERTY WAS VACATED, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OF EXEMPTIONS EQUAL TO REIMBURSED HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS, TO PROVIDE THE MANNER OF CLAIMING THE EXEMPTION, TO PROVIDE THAT A PROPERTY VACATED BEFORE 2011 AND OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR THE EXEMPTION IS DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN VACATED IN 2011, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NO REFUNDS MAY BE PAID ON ACCOUNT OF THESE EXEMPTIONS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3077 (Word version) -- Rep. Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-37-221 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXEMPTION OF A PORTION OF THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF ALL REAL PROPERTY ASSOCIATED WITH A FACILITY FOR THE GENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER PLACED INTO SERVICE AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION AND TO SUBJECT THE REMAINING PORTION TO A STATE PROPERTY TAX AND PROVIDE FOR ITS DISTRIBUTION AMONG THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THIS STATE, WITH AN AGGREGATE ANNUAL CAP ON DISTRIBUTION TO A COUNTY AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND MUNICIPALITIES THEREIN OF TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS AND TO PROVIDE THAT AMOUNTS OVER THE AGGREGATE COUNTY CAP MUST BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE COUNTY AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND MUNICIPALITIES THEREIN IN WHICH THE FACILITY IS LOCATED.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3078 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, Daning and Simrill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO EXTEND THE EXEMPTION FOR A PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE OWNED BY OR LEASED TO AN ELIGIBLE DISABLED VETERAN TO SUCH A VEHICLE OWNED OR LEASED BY THE SURVIVING SPOUSE OF THE VETERAN.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3079 (Word version) -- Rep. Herbkersman: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-21-4310 SO AS TO CREATE THE CHARITABLE BINGO ADVISORY COMMITTEE, PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP AND PURPOSES, AND REQUIRE A DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE DESIGNEE AS LIAISON; BY ADDING SECTION 12-21-4320 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INFORMATIONAL CHARITABLE BINGO WEBSITE BY THE DEPARTMENT AND REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT'S RESPONSE TO INQUIRIES AS PERMANENTLY ACCESSIBLE ADVISORY OPINIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 12-21-4330 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ALLOWABLE PROMOTIONAL EXPENSES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-3920, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE BINGO TAX ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE SPECIFIC NAMED GAMES IN THE DEFINITION "BINGO", AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEFINITION OF A "CARD" INCLUDES AN INSTANT BINGO TICKET; TO AMEND SECTIONS 12-21-3940 AND 12-21-3950, BOTH AS AMENDED, RELATING TO APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSING BY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND PROMOTERS, RESPECTIVELY, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN INFORMAL APPEAL OF A REJECTION AS A FIRST STEP IN AN APPEAL; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-3990, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE MANNER OF PLAYING BINGO, SO AS TO SPECIFY THE MANNER OF PLAYING BINGO WITH INSTANT BINGO TICKETS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-4000, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PROCEDURES FOR OPERATING A BINGO GAME, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICABILITY OF BINGO PROCEDURES FOR BINGO PLAYED WITH INSTANT BINGO TICKETS, TO INCREASE THE ALLOWABLE EXPENSE FOR PROMOTIONS FROM ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS FOR EACH SESSION, AND TO SPECIFY THE INTENT OF THIS SECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-4020, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CLASSES OF BINGO LICENSEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR OPERATIONAL HOURS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-4120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO A CLARIFICATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT AS TO PLAY OR OPERATION OF A GAME, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR A BINGO ADVISORY OPINION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-4240, RELATING TO LICENSES TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, OR USE BINGO CARDS, SO AS TO INCLUDE ITEMS OTHER THAN BINGO CARDS TO WHICH THIS SECTION APPLIES.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3080 (Word version) -- Reps. Horne, Daning, Ballentine, Harrison, Allison and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-1-180, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ADJOURNMENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DATE FOR THE MANDATORY ADJOURNMENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM THE FIRST THURSDAY IN JUNE TO THE THIRTEENTH THURSDAY AFTER THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FIRST CONVENED IN REGULAR SESSION IN THAT YEAR, AND PROVIDE THAT IN ANY YEAR THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FAILS TO GIVE THIRD READING TO THE APPROPRIATIONS BILL BY FEBRUARY FIFTEENTH, RATHER THAN MARCH THIRTY-FIRST, THE DATE OF ADJOURNMENT IS EXTENDED BY ONE STATEWIDE DAY FOR EACH STATEWIDE DAY AFTER FEBRUARY FIFTEENTH, THAT THE HOUSE FAILS TO GIVE THE BILL THIRD READING.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3081 (Word version) -- Reps. Gambrell and Crosby: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO EXEMPT FROM PROPERTY TAX ONE PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE OWNED OR LEASED BY AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS ATTAINED THE AGE OF SIXTY-FIVE YEARS AND TO EXEMPT ONE WATERCRAFT OWNED OR LEASED BY AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS ATTAINED THE AGE OF SIXTY-FIVE YEARS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3082 (Word version) -- Rep. McEachern: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-730, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE USES ALLOWED FOR LOCAL HOSPITALITY TAX REVENUES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE GOVERNING BODY OF A MUNICIPALITY AND A COUNTY BY ORDINANCE TO USE NOT MORE THAN ONE-HALF OF THE REVENUES OF THE LOCAL HOSPITALITY TAX IMPOSED BY THE COUNTY AND MUNICIPALITY FOR TRANSPORTATION NEEDS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3083 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts, Daning and Toole: A BILL TO ENACT THE "THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION BANK REAUTHORIZATION ACT" BY AMENDING ACT 200 OF 2002, WHICH ENACTED THE "SOUTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION BANK ACT" AND PROVIDED FOR ITS FUNDING, SO AS TO DELETE THE SUNSETTING OF THAT ACT OTHERWISE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013, AND TO MAKE VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THAT ACT PERMANENT LAW BY DESIGNATING SECTIONS 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, AND 11 OF ACT 200 OF 2002, RELATING RESPECTIVELY TO THE PORTION OF THE DEED RECORDING FEE DEDICATED TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION BANK TRUST FUND, THE SUSPENSION OF DEED RECORDING FEE REVENUE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, CONSERVATION EASEMENTS, BIENNIAL REPORTS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, USE OF CONSERVATION BANK FUNDS FOR BEACH CONSERVATION, AND USE OF CONSERVATION BANK FUNDS TO ACQUIRE LAND FOR STATE PARKS AS SECTIONS 12-24-96, 48-59-65, 27-8-37, 48-59-150, 48-59-160, AND 48-59-170, ALL OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3084 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts and Toole: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION BANK REAUTHORIZATION AND STABILIZATION ACT" BY AMENDING ACT 200 OF 2002, WHICH ENACTED THE "SOUTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION BANK ACT" AND PROVIDED FOR ITS FUNDING, SO AS TO DELETE THE SUNSETTING OF THAT ACT OTHERWISE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013, AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION PROVIDING FOR THE SUSPENSION OF CREDITING OF DEED RECORDING FEES AND OTHER APPROPRIATED FUNDS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION BANK TRUST FUND FOR A FISCAL YEAR BASED ON SPECIFIED FISCAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO MAKE VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THAT ACT PERMANENT LAW BY DESIGNATING SECTIONS 3, 6, 8, 10, AND 11 OF ACT 200 OF 2002, RELATING RESPECTIVELY TO THE PORTION OF THE DEED RECORDING FEE DEDICATED TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION BANK TRUST FUND, CONSERVATION EASEMENTS, BIENNIAL REPORTS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, USE OF CONSERVATION BANK FUNDS FOR BEACH CONSERVATION, AND USE OF CONSERVATION BANK FUNDS TO ACQUIRE LAND FOR STATE PARKS AS SECTIONS 12-24-96, 48-59-65, 27-8-37, 48-59-150, 48-59-160, AND 48-59-170, ALL OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3085 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1140, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEDUCTIONS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA TAXABLE INCOME OF INDIVIDUALS FOR PURPOSES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA INCOME TAX ACT, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEDUCTION OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS ATTRIBUTABLE TO SERVICE ON ACTIVE DUTY IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1170, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE RETIREMENT INCOME DEDUCTION, SO AS TO CONFORM THIS DEDUCTION TO THE MILITARY RETIREMENT DEDUCTION ALLOWED BY THIS ACT.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3086 (Word version) -- Rep. Spires: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO DELETE THE EXEMPTION ALLOWED FOR UNPREPARED FOOD ITEMS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3087 (Word version) -- Rep. Spires: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO ALLOW AN EXEMPTION FROM ALL PROPERTY TAX EQUAL TO ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE VALUE SUBJECT TO TAX OF AN OWNER-OCCUPIED RESIDENCE IF THE OWNER HAS ATTAINED THE AGE OF SIXTY-FIVE YEARS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3088 (Word version) -- Rep. Umphlett: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MODIFICATIONS OF TAXABLE INCOME FOR PURPOSES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA INCOME TAX, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEDUCTION OF ASSESSMENTS OTHER THAN PROPERTY TAXES IMPOSED ON REAL PROPERTY IN CONNECTION WITH PROVIDING SERVICES OR POTENTIAL SERVICES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PROPERTY OWNER, AND TO ALLOW THE DEDUCTION OF THE CHARGE FOR A PERMIT, LICENSE, SURCHARGE, OR OTHER FEE REQUIRED TO BE PAID TO A UNIT OF GOVERNMENT IN CONNECTION WITH IMPROVEMENTS TO REAL PROPERTY.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3089 (Word version) -- Rep. Umphlett: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-37-3175 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE TRANSFEROR OF REAL PROPERTY RECEIVING THE AGRICULTURAL USE CLASSIFICATION TO PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE TRANSFEREE BEFORE CLOSING THAT THE PROPERTY IS RECEIVING THE AGRICULTURAL USE CLASSIFICATION AND THE TRANSFER MAY RESULT IN THE IMPOSITION OF ROLLBACK TAXES IF THE USE OF THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN CHANGED BY THE TRANSFEROR OR WILL BE CHANGED BY THE TRANSFEREE.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3090 (Word version) -- Rep. Umphlett: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-51-55, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIRED BID ON BEHALF OF A COUNTY FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION BY THE OFFICIAL CONDUCTING A DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAX SALE, SO AS TO ALLOW BUT NOT REQUIRE A BID AND TO CONFORM BIDDING PROVISIONS WITH RESPECT TO CONTAMINATED PROPERTY.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3091 (Word version) -- Reps. Young, Daning, Ballentine, Harrison and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-1-180, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ADJOURNMENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DATE FOR THE MANDATORY ADJOURNMENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM THE FIRST THURSDAY IN JUNE TO THE FIRST THURSDAY IN MAY, AND PROVIDE THAT IN ANY YEAR THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FAILS TO GIVE THIRD READING TO THE APPROPRIATIONS BILL BY MARCH FIRST, RATHER THAN MARCH THIRTY-FIRST, THE DATE OF ADJOURNMENT IS EXTENDED BY ONE STATEWIDE DAY FOR EACH STATEWIDE DAY AFTER MARCH FIRST, THAT THE HOUSE FAILS TO GIVE THE BILL THIRD READING.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3092 (Word version) -- Reps. Young and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "LONG-TERM CARE INCOME TAX CREDIT ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3395 TO ALLOW A STATE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX CREDIT OF TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF PREMIUMS PAID BY A TAXPAYER PURSUANT TO A LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE CONTRACT, UP TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH TAXABLE YEAR FOR EACH CONTRACT, TO PROHIBIT A DOUBLE BENEFIT, AND TO MAKE THIS CREDIT RETROACTIVE FOR TAXABLE YEARS BEGINNING AFTER 2010.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3093 (Word version) -- Rep. Allison: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 85 TO TITLE 40 SO AS TO ENACT THE "MUSIC THERAPY PRACTICE ACT" TO REGULATE THE PRACTICE OF MUSIC THERAPY, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS, TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF MUSIC THERAPY TO ASSIST THE DEPARTMENT ON ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE EDUCATION, EXAMINATION, LICENSURE, AND CONTINUING EDUCATION OF LICENSED MUSIC THERAPISTS AND THE PRACTICE OF MUSIC THERAPY, TO PROHIBIT THE PRACTICE OF MUSIC THERAPY WITHOUT A LICENSE, TO REQUIRE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION SHALL PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE, FISCAL, INVESTIGATIVE, INSPECTIONAL, CLERICAL, SECRETARIAL, AND LICENSE RENEWAL OPERATIONS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE CRITERIA FOR LICENSURE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF A PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION, AMONG OTHER THINGS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3094 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Daning and Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 1-3-240, AS AMENDED; SECTION 1-5-40; SECTIONS 44-1-20, 44-1-30, AND 44-1-40; SECTION 44-1-50, AS AMENDED; SECTIONS 44-1-60, 44-1-70, 44-1-80, AS AMENDED, 44-1-90, 44-1-130, AS AMENDED, 44-1-165, 44-1-280, 44-2-130, 44-7-130, AS AMENDED, 44-7-150, AS AMENDED, 44-7-180, AS AMENDED, 44-7-190, AS AMENDED, 44-7-200, AS AMENDED, 44-7-320, AS AMENDED, 44-7-370, 44-29-150, 44-29-210, 44-53-280, 44-53-290, 44-53-310, 44-53-320, 44-53-740, 44-55-20, 44-55-30, 44-55-40, 44-55-45, 44-55-50, 44-55-60, 44-55-70, 44-55-2320, 44-55-2360, 44-56-20, 44-56-30, 44-56-130; 44-56-440, AND 44-61-20; SECTIONS 44-61-30, 44-61-40, 44-61-50, 44-61-60, 44-61-70, 44-61-80, AND 44-61-130, ALL AS AMENDED; SECTIONS 44-63-110, 44-67-30, 44-67-40, 44-67-120, 44-69-20, 44-69-30, 44-69-50, 44-71-20, 44-75-20, 44-75-30, 44-75-40, 44-89-30, 44-93-20, 44-93-150, 44-96-100, 44-96-450, 48-2-340, 48-39-10, 48-39-280, 48-43-10, 48-43-30, 48-43-50, 48-43-60, 48-43-510, 49-21-10, 49-21-40, AND 49-21-80, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, ALL RELATING TO THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SO AS TO TRANSFER THESE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FROM THE BOARD TO THE DEPARTMENT OR THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3095 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Erickson and Stavrinakis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 27-1-70 SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS RELATED TO TRANSFER FEE COVENANTS, TO STATE CERTAIN FINDINGS RELATED TO TRANSFER FEE COVENANTS, TO PROVIDE A TRANSFER FEE COVENANT RECORDED AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, OR ANY LIEN TO THE EXTENT THAT IT PURPORTS TO SECURE THE PAYMENT OF A TRANSFER FEE, IS NOT BINDING ON OR ENFORCEABLE AGAINST THE AFFECTED REAL PROPERTY OR ANY SUBSEQUENT OWNER, PURCHASER, OR MORTGAGEE OF ANY INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY, AND TO PROVIDE THE SECTION DOES NOT IMPLY THAT A TRANSFER FEE COVENANT RECORDED BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION IS VALID OR ENFORCEABLE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3096 (Word version) -- Reps. Daning and Crosby: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-59-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LICENSE REQUIREMENTS FOR A RESIDENTIAL HOME BUILDER, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PERSON SEEKING A RESIDENTIAL HOME BUILDER LICENSE MUST SUBMIT TO CERTAIN CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION SHALL NOT ISSUE A RESIDENTIAL HOMEBUILDER LICENSE TO A PERSON WHO HAS NOT SUBMITTED TO THESE BACKGROUND CHECKS.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3097 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 27-40-810 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE EXECUTION OF A JUDGMENT FOR EJECTMENT FROM FEDERALLY SUBSIDIZED PUBLIC HOUSING MAY NOT OCCUR UNTIL AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS LAPSE FROM THE DATE ON WHICH THE MAGISTRATE ISSUED THE ORDER OR, IF THE JUDGMENT IS STAYED, UNTIL AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS LAPSE FROM THE DATE ON WHICH THE ORDER IS LIFTED, AND DURING THE SEVEN DAY PERIOD THE TENANT MAY REMOVE HIS PERSONAL PROPERTY FROM THE PREMISES WITHOUT INTERFERENCE FROM THE LANDLORD; AND TO AMEND SECTION 27-40-710, RELATING TO REMOVAL OF AN EVICTED TENANT'S PERSONAL PROPERTY FROM THE RENTAL PREMISES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PARTY REMOVING THE PERSONAL PROPERTY FROM FEDERALLY SUBSIDIZED PUBLIC HOUSING SHALL RETAIN POSSESSION OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY FOR THIRTY DAYS, DURING WHICH TIME THE TENANT MAY RECOVER THE PERSONAL PROPERTY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3098 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A STUDY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW COMPENSATION OF PHYSICIANS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND OTHER HIGHLY-COMPENSATED STAFF MEMBERS OF PUBLIC HOSPITALS, TO EVALUATE THE REASONABLENESS OF THIS COMPENSATION, AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCLUSION.

Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 3099 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-7-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "HAIR BRAIDING", SO AS TO PROVIDE THE TERM INCLUDES THE USE OF HAIR EXTENSIONS IF PERFORMED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED COSMETOLOGIST.

Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 3100 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A STUDY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE MINIMUM SAFETY STANDARDS FOR NATURAL GAS PIPELINE FACILITIES AND THE TRANSPORTATION OF NATURAL GAS IN THIS STATE, WITH EXCEPTIONS, TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING THE DESIGN, INSTALLATION, INSPECTION, TESTING, CONSTRUCTION, EXTENSION, REPLACEMENT, AND MAINTENANCE OF THESE FACILITIES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY COMMITTEE'S MEMBERSHIP, AND TO REQUIRE THE STUDY COMMITTEE TO REPORT ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY NO LATER THAN MARCH 19, 2011, AT WHICH TIME THE STUDY COMMITTEE IS ABOLISHED.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3101 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-55-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN INSURER MAY NOT USE THE CREDIT REPORT OF A PERSON SEEKING A CONTRACT OF INSURANCE TO DETERMINE THE INSURANCE RATE OF THE CONTRACT OR WHETHER TO ISSUE THE INSURANCE CONTRACT, AND TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS; BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-120 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EMPLOYER MAY NOT USE A CREDIT REPORT TO EVALUATE A PERSON FOR EMPLOYMENT, AND TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS; BY ADDING SECTION 56-31-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE A VEHICLE RENTAL COMPANY MAY NOT USE THE CREDIT REPORT OF A PERSON SEEKING TO RENT CERTAIN VEHICLES TO DETERMINE THE RENTAL RATE OF THE VEHICLES OR WHETHER TO RENT THE VEHICLES, AND TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 37-20-110, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF A "CREDIT REPORT", SO AS TO REMOVE ESTABLISHING A PERSON'S ELIGIBILITY FOR EMPLOYMENT FROM THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THIS REPORT IS INTENDED.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3102 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-7-257 SO AS TO IMPOSE A CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT ON REGISTERED BARBERS IN THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS, TO PROVIDE A VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT, TO DEFINE WHAT ACTIVITIES CONSTITUTE ACCEPTABLE CONTINUING EDUCATION, TO PROVIDE AN AUDIT PROCEDURE, AND TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR A CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDER, AMONG OTHER THINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-7-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS RELATED TO THE REGULATION OF BARBERS AND BARBERING, SO AS TO DEFINE ADDITIONAL TERMS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-7-250, RELATING TO THE RENEWAL OF A BARBER LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE A RENEWAL IS SUBJECT TO COMPLIANCE WITH CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.

Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 3103 (Word version) -- Reps. Horne, Daning, Simrill and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 27-1-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE RIGHT OF A HOMEOWNER OR A TENANT TO DISPLAY THE UNITED STATES FLAG ON REAL PROPERTY HE OWNS OR IS ENTITLED TO USE, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DISPLAY OF ONE PORTABLE, REMOVABLE UNITED STATES FLAG IN A RESPECTFUL MANNER, CONSISTENT WITH 4 U.S.C. SECTIONS 4-10 AND TO APPLY THE PROVISION RETROACTIVELY; AND BY ADDING SECTION 27-1-70 SO AS TO PROVIDE REASONABLE STANDARDS FOR A STRUCTURE OR POLE ON WHICH THE UNITED STATES FLAG MAY BE DISPLAYED.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3104 (Word version) -- Rep. Nanney: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 29-3-330, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ENTERING A SATISFACTION OF MORTGAGE IN THE PUBLIC RECORD, SO AS TO INCLUDE A PROBATE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM IN THE SATISFACTION AFFIDAVIT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3105 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 46-3-290 SO AS TO TRANSFER THE LAND RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS DIVISION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TO PROVIDE THAT UPON THIS TRANSFER THE LAND RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS DIVISION AND ANY SOIL AND CONSERVATION DISTRICT IN THIS STATE ARE NO LONGER SUBJECT TO THE DIRECTION OF ANY ENTITY OR INDIVIDUAL OTHER THAN THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TRANSFER OF EMPLOYEES, APPROPRIATIONS, PROPERTY, ASSETS AND LIABILITIES.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 3106 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-8-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MAGISTRATES' SALARIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE A MAGISTRATE WHO IS A LICENSED ATTORNEY IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA BAR MUST BE PAID A BASE SALARY EQUAL TO FIFTY-FIVE PERCENT OF A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE'S SALARY FOR THE STATE'S IMMEDIATELY PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR, REGARDLESS OF THE POPULATION CATEGORY OF THE COUNTY HE SERVES OR THE LENGTH OF HIS TENURE AS A MAGISTRATE.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3107 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 29-3-795 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA FORECLOSURE DATABASE IN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE BY DECEMBER 31, 2011; TO PROVIDE INFORMATION THAT MUST BE CONTAINED IN THE DATABASE AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INFORMATION; TO PROVIDE LIABILITY MAY NOT ACCRUE TO THE PARTY FORECLOSING THE MORTGAGE OR ITS ATTORNEY FOR CERTAIN ERRORS IN THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION TO THE DATABASE; TO PROVIDE OMISSION OF INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION DOES NOT INVALIDATE A FORECLOSURE; AND TO PROVIDE THE SECRETARY OF STATE MAY PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE DATABASE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3108 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 14-1-240 SO AS TO CREATE THE "MANDATORY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE MEDIATION PROGRAM" WITHIN THE JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, TO PROVIDE A REQUIRED MEDIATION PROCESS BEFORE A COMPETENT JURISDICTION MAY ORDER THE SALE OF PROPERTY SUBJECT TO THE FORECLOSURE ACTION, AND TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY PROMULGATE RULES NEEDED TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION; AND BY ADDING SECTION 29-3-625 SO AS TO MANDATE MEDIATION OF A FORECLOSURE ACTION WITHIN A SPECIFIC PERIOD FOLLOWING THE INITIATION OF A FORECLOSURE ACTION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3109 (Word version) -- Reps. Skelton and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-95-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PLACES WHERE SMOKING IS PROHIBITED, SO AS TO PROVIDE SMOKING IS PROHIBITED IN ALL PUBLIC INDOOR PLACES, TO DEFINE AND INCLUDE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES IN THIS BAN, TO DELETE CERTAIN REFERENCES TO DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS IN PUBLIC INDOOR PLACES, AND TO EXEMPT PRIVATE CLUBS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 44-95-30 RELATING TO DESIGNATED SMOKING AND NONSMOKING AREAS, AND SECTION 44-95-40 RELATING TO SEPARATION OF SMOKING AND NONSMOKING AREAS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3110 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith and Thayer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT OF REGISTRATION IN ORDER TO VOTE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON IS NOT ALLOWED TO VOTE IN A PARTISAN PRIMARY ELECTION OR PARTISAN ADVISORY REFERENDUM UNLESS THE PERSON HAS REGISTERED AS BEING A MEMBER OF THAT PARTY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-170, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTER REGISTRATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE REQUIREMENT OF STATING POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION, IF ANY, ON THE FORM AND INCLUDING IT IN THE OATH; AND REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO ASSIST IN CAPTURING THIS DATA; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-9-20, RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING IN PRIMARY ELECTIONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE, AS A REQUIREMENT, REGISTERING AS A MEMBER OF THE PARTY AND TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR CHANGING POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION OR NONAFFILIATION AFTER A SELECTION HAS BEEN MADE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3111 (Word version) -- Rep. Young: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-73-525, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT AN INSURER WRITING A WORKERS' COMPENSATION POLICY SHALL FILE CERTAIN INFORMATION ON WHICH IT RELIES TO SUPPORT ITS RATE REQUEST, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE INSURER TO ADOPT THE MOST RECENT LOSS COST WITHIN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS OF APPROVAL OF THE LOSS COSTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-73-1210, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT ITS OBLIGATION TO MAKE CERTAIN FILINGS MAY BE SATISFIED BY MAKING FILINGS AS A MEMBER OF, OR SUBSCRIBER TO, A LICENSED RATING ORGANIZATION THAT MAKES FILINGS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THESE FILINGS BE RULE AND FORM FILINGS AND NOT LOSS COST ADOPTION FILINGS, AND REQUIRE THE INSURER TO FILE FOR CERTAIN APPROVAL IF THE RATING ORGANIZATION TO WHICH IT SUBSCRIBES HAS A RATE INCREASE WITHIN TWELVE MONTHS AFTER THE INSURER BECOMES A MEMBER.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3112 (Word version) -- Rep. Allison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1960, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE AND USE OF TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT PARKING PLACARDS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ISSUE A SLEEVE WITH A PLACARD TO ALLOW THE HOLDER TO COVER THE PHOTOGRAPH ON THE PLACARD FROM PUBLIC VIEW, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PHOTOGRAPH MUST BE SHOWN WHEN IT IS REQUESTED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR ITS AGENTS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3113 (Word version) -- Rep. Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OPEN SEASON FOR ANTLERED DEER, SO AS TO REVISE THE OPEN SEASON DATES FOR GAME ZONE 4.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 3114 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 47-3-420, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO METHODS OF EUTHANASIA THAT MAY BE USED TO KILL ANIMALS IMPOUNDED OR QUARANTINED IN ANIMAL SHELTERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE USE OF BARBITURIC ACID DERIVATIVES, AND CARBON MONOXIDE GAS ARE NOT ALLOWABLE METHODS OF EUTHANASIA AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE USE OF SODIUM PENTOBARBITAL AND OTHER SUBSTANCES OR PROCEDURES THAT ARE HUMANE MAY BE USED TO PERFORM EUTHANASIA.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 3115 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-3890 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY NOT OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE IN MOTION WHILE TEXT MESSAGING OR RECEIVING TEXT MESSAGES, OR USING ANY FORM OF ELECTRONIC READING DEVICE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-720, RELATING TO THE SCHEDULE OF POINTS ASSIGNED TO VARIOUS TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING, SECOND OFFENSE, IS A TWO POINT VIOLATION AND TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING, THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE, IS A FOUR POINT VIOLATION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3116 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PENALTIES IMPOSED FOR THE UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF A HANDGUN AND THE UNLAWFUL SALE OR DELIVERY OF A HANDGUN, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR EACH OFFENSE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3117 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME A PORTION OF CONSTITUTION BOULEVARD IN THE CITY OF ROCK HILL "DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BOULEVARD" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BOULEVARD".

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3118 (Word version) -- Reps. Limehouse and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 2 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY USE DEADLY FORCE AGAINST AN INDIVIDUAL WHEN THE PERSON REASONABLY BELIEVES THE INDIVIDUAL IS USING OR ATTEMPTING TO USE UNLAWFUL FORCE AGAINST HIM OR ANOTHER PERSON IN A MOTOR VEHICLE TO COMMIT OR ATTEMPT TO COMMIT THE BREAKING INTO AND ENTERING OR THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE; AND BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-90 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN DEATH OF A PERSON RESULTS FROM INJURIES RECEIVED DURING THE THEFT OF A STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN UNLAWFUL FORCE IS ATTEMPTED OR USED, THE PERSON WHO ATTEMPTED OR USED UNLAWFUL FORCE IS GUILTY OF MURDER OR MANSLAUGHTER.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3119 (Word version) -- Rep. McEachern: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 56-5-3890 AND 56-5-3895 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR CERTAIN PERSONS WHO ARE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE OR SCHOOL BUS TO USE A TEXT MESSAGING DEVICE OR A HAND-HELD MOBILE TELEPHONE, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING THESE PROVISIONS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3120 (Word version) -- Rep. McEachern: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-23-845 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE TOWN OF BLYTHEWOOD SHALL CONDUCT VEGETATION MANAGEMENT ALONG A PORTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 77.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3121 (Word version) -- Rep. McEachern: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-115, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN AGENT OR EMPLOYEE OF AN OWNER OF A GOLF CART WHO POSSESSES A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE MAY OPERATE THE VEHICLE ALONG CERTAIN HIGHWAYS AND STREETS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3122 (Word version) -- Rep. J. M. Neal: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-180, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PERMITS TO MOVE VEHICLES DURING AN EMERGENCY, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "MOVE" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "OPERATE", TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT RESTRICTS THE ISSUANCE OF THE PERMITS TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS, TO REMOVE THE RESTRICTION PLACED ON THE NUMBER OF PERMITS THAT MAY BE ISSUED FOR A VEHICLE, AND TO REVISE THE INFORMATION THAT MUST BE SPECIFIED ON THE PERMIT.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3123 (Word version) -- Rep. J. M. Neal: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE ISSUANCE OF DRIVER'S LICENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR THE TERM "MOPED"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-20, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "MOPED" AND ITS DEFINITION; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 56-1-1710 AND 56-5-165 RELATING TO THE TERM "MOPED" AND ITS DEFINITION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3124 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLES 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, AND 124 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE "DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, "SECOND AMENDMENT" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, "DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, "DEPARTMENT OF NAVY" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, "PARENTS AND SPOUSES OF ACTIVE DUTY OVERSEAS VETERANS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, "STATE FLAG" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, "SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY PATROL-RETIRED" LICENSE PLATES, "I SUPPORT LIBRARIES" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, "SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATOR" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, "COON HUNTERS" LICENSE PLATES, "BEACH MUSIC" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, "CITADEL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 'BIG RED'" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, "LARGE MOUTH BASS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, "HIGH SCHOOL" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, "SOUTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE FEDERATION" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES AND "HISTORIC" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-7330, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF "BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF "EAGLE SCOUTS OF AMERICA" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-2150, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES TO CERTAIN CURRENT AND FORMER ELECTED OFFICIALS AND JUDICIAL OFFICERS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES THAT A CORONER MAY BE ISSUED FROM ONE TO TWO; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1240, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DISPLAY OF A LICENSE PLATE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A FRAME MAY BE PLACED ON A LICENSE PLATE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-10410, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF "VETERAN" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE PLACEMENT OF THE WHEELCHAIR SYMBOL ON CERTAIN "VETERAN" LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-3310, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF "PURPLE HEART" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF LICENSE PLATES THAT MAY BE ISSUED TO A PERSON FROM ONE TO THREE AND TO PROVIDE A FEE FOR THE THIRD LICENSE PLATE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-8000, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES THAT CONTAIN THE EMBLEM OF A TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION, SO AS TO SPECIFY THEIR SIZE, GENERAL DESIGN, PERIOD OF VALIDITY, TO REVISE THEIR COSTS AND DISTRIBUTION OF FEES COLLECTED FROM THEIR SALE, TO REVISE THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PREPAID APPLICATIONS AND MINIMUM PAYMENT THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MUST RECEIVE BEFORE A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE MAY BE ISSUED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ORGANIZATION MUST GIVE ITS LEGAL AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT'S USE OF THE ORGANIZATION'S LOGO, TRADE MARK, OR DESIGN; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-8100, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES CREATED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SO AS TO REVISE THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PREPAID APPLICATIONS AND MINIMUM PAYMENT THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MUST RECEIVE BEFORE A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE MAY BE ISSUED AND TO REVISE THEIR COSTS AND DISTRIBUTION OF FEES COLLECTED FROM THEIR SALES.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3125 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 46-3-280 SO AS TO TRANSFER THE STATE VETERINARIAN FROM CLEMSON UNIVERSITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TO PROVIDE THAT UPON THIS TRANSFER THE STATE VETERINARIAN IS NO LONGER SUBJECT TO THE DIRECTION OF ANY ENTITY OR INDIVIDUAL OTHER THAN THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TRANSFER OF EMPLOYEES, APPROPRIATIONS, PROPERTY, ASSETS AND LIABILITIES.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 3126 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-240 SO AS TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS OF TERMS RELATING TO THE VIDEO RECORDING OF STATEMENTS MADE DURING A CUSTODIAL INTERROGATION, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN STATEMENTS MADE DURING A CUSTODIAL INTERROGATION MUST BE VIDEO RECORDED, TO PROVIDE THAT A COURT MUST INSTRUCT A JURY THAT IT MAY DRAW AN ADVERSE INFERENCE FOR A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO FAILS TO VIDEO RECORD A STATEMENT RELATING TO A CRIME, TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCE IN WHICH A PERSON'S STATEMENT MAY BE USED FOR IMPEACHMENT PURPOSES, TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN A STATEMENT OBTAINED IN ANOTHER STATE OR BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS ADMISSIBLE IN THIS STATE AND TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN AN INAUDIBLE PORTION OF A VIDEO RECORDING DOES NOT RENDER IT INADMISSIBLE IN A JUDICIAL PRECEDING.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3127 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-21-925 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A LIMITED PARDON MAY BE GRANTED TO A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF A NONVIOLENT FELONY OFFENSE THAT WOULD ALLOW HIM TO CARRY A FIREARM USED FOR HUNTING TO AND FROM HIS HUNTING DESTINATION AND USE IT WHILE HUNTING.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3128 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5015, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE SUNSCREEN DEVICES, SO AS TO REVISE THE PERMITTED LEVEL OF LIGHT TRANSMISSION FOR SUNSCREENING DEVICES INSTALLED ON THE WINDSHIELD, SIDE WINDOWS, AND REAR WINDOW OF A MOTOR VEHICLE.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3129 (Word version) -- Reps. Bedingfield, Horne, Simrill and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 15 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 23 SO AS TO ENTITLE THE ARTICLE "ILLEGAL ALIENS ENFORCEMENT", TO PROVIDE FOR PROCEDURES FOR VERIFICATION OF A PERSON'S IMMIGRATION STATUS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE WARRANTLESS ARREST OF PERSONS SUSPECTED OF BEING PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES UNLAWFULLY; BY ADDING SECTION 16-9-470 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF WILFUL FAILURE TO COMPLETE OR CARRY AN ALIEN REGISTRATION DOCUMENT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR THE VARIOUS DEGREES OF THE OFFENSE; AND BY ADDING SECTION 16-9-480 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFULLY HIRING AND PICKING UP WORKERS AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS WHILE IMPEDING TRAFFIC, TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF ENTERING MOTOR VEHICLES STOPPED IN RIGHTS-OF-WAY TO BE HIRED TO WORK AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3130 (Word version) -- Rep. Brady: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-19-2470 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF SEXTING, TO PROVIDE FOR A CIVIL FINE AND THE CREATION OF AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR A PERSON WHO COMMITS THE OFFENSE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RESTRICTION OF A MINOR'S DRIVING PRIVILEGES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN SAFEGUARDS FOR MINORS WHO COMMIT THE OFFENSE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THE UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET FOR THE OFFENSE AND FOR JURISDICTION OVER THE OFFENSE IN THE MUNICIPAL OR MAGISTRATES COURT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3131 (Word version) -- Rep. Brady: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-25-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "HOUSEHOLD MEMBER" IN CONNECTION WITH CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSES, SO AS TO INCLUDE PERSONS IN A DATING RELATIONSHIP AND TO DEFINE "DATING RELATIONSHIP"; TO AMEND SECTION 20-4-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE "PROTECTION FROM DOMESTIC ABUSE ACT", SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "HOUSEHOLD MEMBER" TO INCLUDE PERSONS IN A DATING RELATIONSHIP AND TO DEFINE "DATING RELATIONSHIP"; TO AMEND SECTION 20-4-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PETITION FOR AN ORDER OF PROTECTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MAY PETITION THE COURT FOR AN ORDER ON BEHALF OF A MINOR WHO IS IN A DATING RELATIONSHIP; AND TO AMEND SECTION 20-4-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CONTENTS OF AN ORDER OF PROTECTION, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A RESPONDENT IN A PROCEEDING TO COMPLETE A BATTERER TREATMENT PROGRAM AND TO ORDER OTHER PROHIBITIONS OR REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE ABUSED PERSON.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3132 (Word version) -- Rep. H. B. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 20-4-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO HEARINGS REGARDING ORDERS OF PROTECTION FROM DOMESTIC ABUSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A TEN-DAY TEMPORARY ORDER OF PROTECTION FOR ABUSED PERSONS OR PERSONS ON WHOSE BEHALF A PETITION IS FILED.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3133 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA TEACHER PROTECTION ACT OF 2011"; BY ADDING SECTION 15-78-230 SO AS TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FROM CIVIL LIABILITY FOR TEACHERS ACTING IN THE SCOPE OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION TO THIS PROTECTION; BY ADDING SECTION 59-25-900 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH A SCHOOL IN AN OFFICIAL CAPACITY WHO IS INJURED TO THE DEGREE THAT THE PERSON IS UNABLE TO RETURN TO HIS FORMER POSITION BY A STUDENT CONVICTED OF A VIOLATION OF AN ASSAULT AND BATTERY OFFENSE PURSUANT TO SECTION 16-3-600 THAT CAUSED THE INJURY MUST BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE IN ALL RETIREMENT, INSURANCE, AND DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAMS IN WHICH THE PERSON WAS ENROLLED AT THE TIME OF THE INJURY WITH THE EMPLOYER REQUIRED TO CONTINUE EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS ON BEHALF OF THE INJURED EMPLOYEE; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 16-3-1535, AS AMENDED, 16-3-1545, AND 16-3-1550, ALL RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR NOTICE FOR CRIME VICTIMS AND WITNESSES TO CRIMES IN CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE OFFENDER PROCEEDINGS, SO AS TO REQUIRE JUDGES IN THESE PROCEEDINGS TO MAKE A SPECIFIC INQUIRY INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THESE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3134 (Word version) -- Rep. Funderburk: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 14-17-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF CLERKS OF COURT, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE ELECTION OF CLERKS OF COURT TO BE NONPARTISAN, TO PROVIDE FOR NONPARTISAN SPECIAL ELECTIONS WHEN A VACANCY OCCURS, AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES AND THE CONDUCT OF THE NONPARTISAN ELECTIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3135 (Word version) -- Rep. Funderburk: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 14-23-1020, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF PROBATE JUDGES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE ELECTION OF PROBATE JUDGES TO BE NONPARTISAN, TO PROVIDE FOR NONPARTISAN SPECIAL ELECTIONS WHEN A VACANCY OCCURS, AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES AND THE CONDUCT OF THE NONPARTISAN ELECTIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3136 (Word version) -- Rep. Gambrell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-17-745 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE RELEASE OF TWENTY OR MORE BALLOONS EN MASSE OR OVER THE PERIOD OF ONE HOUR, TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS, TO PROVIDE A CRIMINAL PENALTY, AND TO AUTHORIZE A PERSON TO SEEK AN INJUNCTION AGAINST THE ACTIVITY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3137 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-190, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MATERIALS, COMPOUNDS, MIXTURES, AND PREPARATIONS CLASSIFIED AS SCHEDULE I DRUGS, SO AS TO ADD SYNTHETIC CANNABIS TO THE LIST OF SCHEDULE I DRUGS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3138 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "HOME INVASION PROTECTION ACT"; BY ADDING SECTION 16-11-395 TO ESTABLISH THE OFFENSES OF HOME INVASION IN THE FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD DEGREES, AND TO PROVIDE GRADUATED PENALTIES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-1-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE LIST OF VIOLENT CRIMES, SO AS TO INCLUDE HOME INVASION, FIRST AND SECOND DEGREE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PUNISHMENT FOR MURDER, SO AS TO INCLUDE AS A SEPARATE STATUTORY AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE WHICH MAY BE CONSIDERED IN THE DETERMINATION OF WHETHER THE DEATH PENALTY SHOULD BE IMPOSED, A MURDER COMMITTED WHILE IN THE COMMISSION OF THE OFFENSE OF HOME INVASION IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3139 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS ACCOUNTABILITY AND PROTECTION ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-624 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF COMMITTING A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PUNISHMENT FOR MURDER, SO AS TO INCLUDE AS A SEPARATE STATUTORY AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE WHICH MAY BE CONSIDERED IN THE DETERMINATION OF WHETHER THE DEATH PENALTY MAY BE IMPOSED, A MURDER COMMITTED DURING THE COMMISSION OF A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3140 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN OFFENSES INVOLVING WEAPONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE ASSAULT WEAPONS IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE AND INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION AND CREATE A TWO-TIERED PENALTY SCHEME; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-210, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE ARTICLE, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "ASSAULT WEAPON".

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3141 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-640 SO AS TO CREATE THE HATE CRIME OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY UPON A HOMELESS PERSON AND PROVIDE A TWO-TIERED PENALTY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3142 (Word version) -- Rep. Govan: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-160 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A PERSON WHO VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THE SAFE SCHOOLS CLIMATE ACT REGARDING HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, OR BULLYING.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3143 (Word version) -- Rep. Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-11-2025 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE GOVERNING BODY OF A SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT CREATED BY ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THAT PROVIDES RECREATIONAL SERVICES AND HAS AS ITS BOUNDARY THE SAME AS THE COUNTY IN WHICH IT IS LOCATED, TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY AND TRANSFER ITS ASSETS AND LIABILITIES TO A COUNTY BY ORDINANCE OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CALCULATING THE MILLAGE LIMITATION FOR A COUNTY WHEN A SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT TRANSFERS ITS ASSETS AND LIABILITIES TO A COUNTY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3144 (Word version) -- Reps. King and Simrill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-190, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MATERIALS, COMPOUNDS, MIXTURES, AND PREPARATIONS CLASSIFIED AS SCHEDULE I DRUGS, SO AS TO ADD SYNTHETIC CANNABIS TO THE LIST OF SCHEDULE I DRUGS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3145 (Word version) -- Reps. Limehouse, Anthony, Horne and Allison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SAFE HAVENS FOR ABANDONED BABIES, SO AS TO EXPAND THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE TO APPLY TO A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF THREE YEARS OLD AND TO EXPAND THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "SAFE HAVEN" TO INCLUDE A STAFFED LOCAL OR STATE OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3146 (Word version) -- Reps. Nanney and Ballentine: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 1.9 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES BY THE SPEAKER, SO AS TO IMPOSE A LIMITATION OF TWO CONSECUTIVE TWO-YEAR TERMS ON A PERSON SERVING AS THE CHAIRMAN OF ANY COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE.

Referred to Committee on Rules

H. 3147 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts, Simrill and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-19-80, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NOMINATION OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES BY THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE NAMES OF ALL CANDIDATES WHO ARE CONSTITUTIONALLY AND STATUTORILY QUALIFIED MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY RATHER THAN THE NAMES OF THE THREE CANDIDATES THE COMMISSION DEEMS BEST QUALIFIED.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3148 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts, Simrill and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA IMMIGRATION COMPLIANCE ACT OF 2011" BY ADDING ARTICLE 13 TO CHAPTER 11, TITLE 8 TO REQUIRE PUBLIC EMPLOYERS OF THE STATE TO REGISTER AND PARTICIPATE IN THE FEDERAL WORK AUTHORIZATION PROGRAM AND TO PROHIBIT A PUBLIC EMPLOYER OF THIS STATE FROM ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT FOR SERVICES UNLESS THE CONTRACTOR AND SUBCONTRACTOR COMPLY WITH THE FEDERAL WORK AUTHORIZATION PROGRAM IN VERIFYING INFORMATION ON ALL NEW EMPLOYEES; BY ADDING SECTION 43-5-250 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY NOT RECEIVE WELFARE, HEALTH, DISABILITY, PUBLIC OR ASSISTED HOUSING, FOOD ASSISTANCE, UNEMPLOYMENT, RETIREMENT, OR OTHER SIMILAR BENEFITS PROVIDED BY THE STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE UNLESS THE PERSON VERIFIES THAT HE OR SHE IS LAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE STATE AND TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR THE STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE TO PROVIDE SUCH BENEFITS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY NOT RECEIVE SERVICES FROM A HOSPITAL LICENSED IN THIS STATE UNLESS THE PERSON VERIFIES THAT HE OR SHE IS LAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE STATE AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR RECEIVING SERVICES FOR AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL CONDITION; TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-30, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS OF A CHILD TO ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THIS STATE, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE PARENT OF A CHILD TO VERIFY THAT THE CHILD IS LEGALLY PRESENT IN THE STATE; BY ADDING SECTION 11-35-57 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN EMPLOYER WHO HIRES AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS NOT LEGALLY PRESENT IN THIS STATE PURSUANT TO FEDERAL LAW IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE STATE OR WITH OTHER GOVERNMENTAL BODIES OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS THAT PROCURE GOODS OR SERVICES PURSUANT TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROCUREMENT CODE; BY ADDING SECTION 16-11-645 SO AS TO CREATE THE FELONY OFFENSE OF ILLEGAL ALIEN TRESPASS AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY; AND BY ADDING SECTION 16-11-647 SO AS TO ALLOW THE FORFEITURE OF PROPERTY, MONIES, NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS, SECURITIES, AND OTHER THINGS OF VALUE WHEN A PERSON COMMITS THE OFFENSE OF ILLEGAL ALIEN TRESPASS, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR FORFEITURE, TO CREATE AN EXCEPTION FOR THE INNOCENT OWNER OF ITEMS SUBJECT TO FORFEITURE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF FORFEITED ITEMS AFTER CONVICTION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3149 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT "LOLLIS'S LAW" BY ADDING SECTIONS 14-25-40 AND 22-3-1020 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE CLERK OF COURT OF THE MUNICIPAL COURT AND A MAGISTRATE OR HIS DESIGNATED CLERK, RESPECTIVELY, TO SEND A SUMMONS OR OTHER WRITTEN NOTIFICATION CHANGING A COURT DATE BY CERTIFIED LETTER TO THE DEFENDANT OR THE DEFENDANT'S ATTORNEY OF RECORD.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3150 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith and Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT OF 2011" BY ADDING CHAPTER 10 TO TITLE 44 SO AS TO CREATE THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES COMPRISED OF THE DIVISION OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES AND THE DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DEPARTMENT'S POWERS AND DUTIES, INCLUDING DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING A STATE PLAN FOR THE COORDINATED CARE AND UNIFIED DELIVERY OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES AND OVERSEEING THE ADMINISTRATION AND DELIVERY OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES, TO CREATE THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, TO AUTHORIZE THE NEWLY CREATED DEPARTMENT TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DEPARTMENT'S ADMINISTRATIVE POWERS; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO ADD THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES AND MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; BY ADDING SECTION 1-30-68 SO AS TO TRANSFER ALL NECESSARY ENTITIES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE SERVICES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-20, RELATING TO AGENCIES PREVIOUSLY TRANSFERRED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE POWER AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES ARE TRANSFERRED TO AND DEVOLVED UPON THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES, DIVISION OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-70, RELATING TO AGENCIES PREVIOUSLY TRANSFERRED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH ARE TRANSFERRED TO AND DEVOLVED UPON THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES, DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH; TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 44, RELATING TO THE ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ITS FACILITIES AND TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION, SO AS TO CONFORM THE CHAPTER TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT AND TO RESTRUCTURE THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION INTO AN ADVISORY BOARD; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 49, TITLE 44, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, SO AS TO CONFORM THE CHAPTER TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT AND TO CREATE AN ADVISORY BOARD TO THE DIVISION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3151 (Word version) -- Rep. Spires: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-1-25, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE FOR MAGISTRATES, SO AS TO RAISE THE AGE OF MANDATORY RETIREMENT FROM SEVENTY-TWO YEARS OF AGE TO SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3152 (Word version) -- Reps. Young, Daning, Harrison and Allison: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 8, ARTICLE IV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE ELECTION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND TERM OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE JOINT ELECTION OF GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3153 (Word version) -- Rep. Young: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-3-1000, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TIME FOR A MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL AND APPEAL IN MAGISTRATES COURT, SO AS TO INCREASE THE TIME PERIOD IN WHICH A MOTION FOR A NEW TRIAL MAY BE MADE FROM FIVE TO TEN DAYS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3154 (Word version) -- Reps. Young, Horne and Allison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-342, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF CRIMINAL SOLICITATION OF A MINOR, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR THE OFFENSE; AND BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-760 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF SEXUAL BATTERY WITH A STUDENT AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES BASED ON THE AGE OF THE STUDENT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3155 (Word version) -- Rep. Young: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 19-1-180, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ADMISSIBILITY OF OUT-OF-COURT STATEMENTS MADE BY CHILDREN UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE ADMISSIBILITY OF HEARSAY STATEMENTS MADE TO FORENSIC INTERVIEWERS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3156 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 57-25-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S ISSUANCE OF PERMITS THAT ALLOW THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF BENCHES UPON WHICH COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENTS MAY BE PLACED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PERMITS MUST BE RENEWED ANNUALLY INSTEAD OF TERMINATED ON JULY 1, 2010.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3157 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1520, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMITS ALLOWABLE ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS, AND PENALTIES FOR TRAVELING AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN THE SPEED LIMIT, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATE PENALTY FOR DRIVING IN EXCESS OF THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT BUT NOT IN EXCESS OF TEN MILES AN HOUR AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE FINE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3158 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1520, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MAXIMUM SPEED LIMITS IMPOSED ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT THAT MAY BE POSTED ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS AND FREEWAYS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3159 (Word version) -- Rep. Ryan: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 200 OF 2002, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION BANK ACT, SO AS TO DELETE A PROVISION WHICH PROVIDES THAT NO FURTHER DEED RECORDING FEES OR OTHER FUNDS MAY BE CREDITED TO THE CONSERVATION BANK TRUST FUND IN ANY YEAR WHEN A MAJORITY OF STATE AGENCY APPROPRIATIONS ARE REDUCED IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OR WHEN THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD IMPOSES ACROSS THE BOARD CUTS AND INSTEAD PROVIDE FOR A REDUCTION ON A PERCENTAGE BASIS IN THE AMOUNT OF DEED RECORDING FEES WHICH MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO THE TRUST FUND.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3160 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-3890 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO USE A HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WHILE DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR VIOLATING THIS PROVISION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-720, RELATING TO THE SCHEDULE OF POINTS ASSIGNED TO VARIOUS TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT USING A HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WHILE DRIVING IS A TWO POINT VIOLATION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3161 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CARRYING OF A HANDGUN, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN ISSUED A CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT MAY SECURE HIS WEAPON UNDER A SEAT IN A VEHICLE OR IN ANY OPEN OR CLOSED STORAGE COMPARTMENT WITHIN THE VEHICLE'S PASSENGER COMPARTMENT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR TERMS REGARDING HANDGUNS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "LUGGAGE".

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3162 (Word version) -- Reps. Stringer and Bedingfield: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 108 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF "DON'T TREAD ON ME" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3163 (Word version) -- Reps. Tallon, Cole and Allison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-130, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "MOTOR VEHICLE" SO AS TO INCLUDE "MOPEDS" IN THE TERM'S DEFINITION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3164 (Word version) -- Rep. Young: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-176, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ISSUANCE OF CONDITIONAL AND SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THESE AND ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE ISSUANCE OR REINSTATEMENT OF A BEGINNER'S PERMIT, CONDITIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND A REGULAR DRIVER'S LICENSE ISSUED TO A PERSON LESS THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE; BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-177 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MINOR'S PRIVILEGE TO DRIVE MUST BE SUSPENDED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-46 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A PERSON WHO DRIVES A MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN HIS LICENSE TO DRIVE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED, CANCELLED, REVOKED, OR DENIED PURSUANT TO CERTAIN PROVISIONS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3165 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 387 OF 1963, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE IRMO FIRE DISTRICT, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF FIRE CONTROL TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF ITS RULES AND REGULATIONS.

Referred to Lexington Delegation

H. 3166 (Word version) -- Reps. Limehouse, H. B. Brown and Crosby: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR REGISTERING TO VOTE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER IS DISQUALIFIED FROM REGISTERING TO VOTE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3167 (Word version) -- Reps. Limehouse, H. B. Brown, Crosby and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-3-15 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER FROM BEING APPOINTED TO A PUBLIC OFFICE; AND BY ADDING SECTION 8-11-25 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER FROM BEING EMPLOYED BY THE STATE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3168 (Word version) -- Reps. Limehouse, H. B. Brown and Crosby: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING BY REASON OF MENTAL INCOMPETENCE OR CONVICTION OF A SERIOUS CRIME, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER IS DISQUALIFIED FROM REGISTERING TO VOTE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3169 (Word version) -- Rep. Lucas: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 975 OF 1962, RELATING TO THE DARLINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S CONTROL OVER COUNTY PRISONERS, SO AS TO DELETE A PROVISION THAT STATES "NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS ACT SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS GIVING THE SHERIFF ANY CONTROL OR AUTHORITY OVER THE COUNTY CHAIN GANG.

Referred to Darlington Delegation

H. 3170 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A COMMITTEE TO STUDY VETERAN HOMELESSNESS, UNEMPLOYMENT, JOB PLACEMENT, INCIDENCE OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, ACCESS TO BASIC HUMAN SERVICES, AND OTHER ISSUES AFFECTING SOUTH CAROLINA VETERANS AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AND DUTIES, THE FILLING OF VACANCIES, COMMITTEE MEETINGS, AND STAFFING.

Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 3171 (Word version) -- Rep. McEachern: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-730, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE USES ALLOWED FOR LOCAL HOSPITALITY TAX REVENUES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY BY ORDINANCE TO USE NOT MORE THAN ONE-HALF OF THE REVENUES OF THE LOCAL HOSPITALITY TAX IMPOSED BY THE COUNTY FOR COUNTY TRANSPORTATION NEEDS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3172 (Word version) -- Rep. McEachern: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 15 TO CHAPTER 9, TITLE 4 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE BY WHICH CERTAIN COUNTY OFFICES AND THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY MAY BE ELECTED IN NONPARTISAN ELECTIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3173 (Word version) -- Rep. McEachern: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-25 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA VOTER ACCESSIBILITY ACT", TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION SHALL ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE BY WHICH A QUALIFIED ELECTOR MAY CAST HIS BALLOT IN PERSON WITHOUT EXCUSE DURING AN EARLY VOTING PERIOD; TO ESTABLISH EARLY VOTING CENTERS TO ALLOW A REGISTERED COUNTY RESIDENT TO VOTE OUTSIDE THEIR PRECINCT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS, AND REQUIRE THESE LOCATIONS AND TIMES TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 30-4-80; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-330, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TIME OF APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, SO AS TO DELETE THE AUTHORIZATION THAT AN APPLICATION MAY BE REQUESTED IN PERSON FOUR DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION AND AUTHORIZING AN ABSENTEE APPLICATION MAY BE REQUESTED ONLY ON THE DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3174 (Word version) -- Rep. McEachern: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-730, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE USES ALLOWED FOR LOCAL HOSPITALITY TAX REVENUES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE GOVERNING BODY OF A MUNICIPALITY AND A COUNTY BY ORDINANCE TO USE NOT MORE THAN ONE-HALF OF THE REVENUES OF THE LOCAL HOSPITALITY TAX IMPOSED BY THE COUNTY AND MUNICIPALITY FOR TRANSPORTATION NEEDS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3175 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill and Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-17-55 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO CONTRACT WITH A PERSON WHOSE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE LOBBYING.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3176 (Word version) -- Reps. Nanney, Ballentine and Toole: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 9, ARTICLE III, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE ANNUAL SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO REQUIRE EACH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ADJOURN SINE DIE NO LATER THAN MARCH THIRTY-FIRST OF THE YEAR IN WHICH IT CONVENES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3177 (Word version) -- Rep. Nanney: 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 ALL NOTICES REQUIRED BY LAW TO THE COUNTY'S WEBSITE INSTEAD OF PRINTING IT IN THE NEWSPAPER.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3178 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts and Limehouse: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-550, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SPECIAL PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF BEER AND WINE, SO AS TO REMOVE SPECIFIC REFERENCES TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3179 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 29 TO TITLE 14 SO AS TO ENACT THE "VETERANS COURT PROGRAM ACT", TO REQUIRE THE CREATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF A VETERANS COURT PROGRAM IN EACH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF A VETERANS COURT JUDGE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR REQUIREMENTS FOR AN OFFENDER TO QUALIFY FOR ADMISSION TO A VETERANS COURT PROGRAM.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3180 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-710, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THOSE PROOFS OF IDENTITY REQUIRED OF A PERSON WHEN HE PRESENTS HIMSELF TO VOTE, SO AS TO ADD A COLLEGE IDENTIFICATION CARD CONTAINING A PHOTOGRAPH AS ANOTHER FORM OF PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION AUTHORIZED TO BE ACCEPTED.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3181 (Word version) -- Rep. Sottile: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 50 TO TITLE 38 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE LICENSING OF INSURANCE CONSULTANTS BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE; AND TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS, EXEMPTIONS, AND PENALTIES.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3182 (Word version) -- Rep. Spires: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 18 TO CHAPTER 71, TITLE 38 SO AS TO ENACT THE "PHARMACY PATIENT PROTECTION ACT", TO PROVIDE FOR THE LICENSURE AND REGISTRATION OF PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS, PROVIDE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS OF A CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION, AND PROVIDE FOR THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH A PRESCRIPTION BENEFITS MANAGER SHALL OPERATE; TO REQUIRE CERTAIN FINANCIAL AND UTILIZATION INFORMATION BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW; TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR RECORD KEEPING; TO PROVIDE FOR PRICING GUIDELINES THAT MUST BE USED; TO PROVIDE THAT A PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGER MAY NOT DISCRIMINATE WHEN CONTRACTING WITH PHARMACIES ON THE BASIS OF COPAYMENTS OR DAYS OF SUPPLY; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE TO MAKE RULES AND PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THIS ARTICLE.

Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 3183 (Word version) -- Reps. Young, Daning, Harrison and Simrill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-17-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION AND REREGISTRATION OF LOBBYISTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF ALL OUTSTANDING PENALTIES BEFORE A LOBBYIST MAY RESUME LOBBYING ACTIVITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 2-17-25, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION AND REREGISTRATION OF LOBBYIST'S PRINCIPALS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF ALL OUTSTANDING PENALTIES BEFORE A LOBBYIST PRINCIPAL MAY RESUME LOBBYING ACTIVITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 2-17-50, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION TO ENFORCE FILING REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESS PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO FILE, SO AS TO CAP CERTAIN FINES AT FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT FIRST AND SECOND OFFENSES MAY BE TRIED IN MAGISTRATES COURT; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-100, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "FAMILY MEMBER" FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT OF 1991, SO AS TO INCLUDE BROTHERS-IN-LAW AND SISTERS-IN-LAW; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-700, RELATING TO USE OF ONE'S OFFICIAL POSITION FOR OFFICIAL GAIN, SO AS TO REPLACE CERTAIN REFERENCES TO "IMMEDIATE FAMILY" WITH THE BROADER TERM "FAMILY MEMBER"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1510, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR EITHER LATE FILING OF OR FAILURE TO FILE A REPORT OR STATEMENT REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8, SO AS TO CAP CERTAIN FINES AT FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT FIRST AND SECOND OFFENSES MAY BE TRIED IN MAGISTRATES COURT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3184 (Word version) -- Rep. Young: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR A TERM COTERMINOUS WITH THE GOVERNOR UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS PROVISION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE DUTIES, COMPENSATION, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE, THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE APPOINTMENT IS MADE, AND THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL MAY BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

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