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

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11/29/11

H. 4419 (Word version) -- Rep. Toole: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO COUNTIES AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT, BY ADDING A NEW SECTION SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THERE MUST BE ELECTED IN EACH COUNTY A PROPERTY TAX ASSESSOR WHO SHALL SERVE FOR A TERM OF FOUR YEARS AND UNTIL HIS SUCCESSOR IS ELECTED AND QUALIFIES AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY GENERAL LAW SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES, QUALIFICATIONS, AND COMPENSATION OF COUNTY PROPERTY TAX ASSESSORS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4420 (Word version) -- Rep. Viers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-5-40 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT VETERAN'S DAY MUST BE RECOGNIZED AS A HOLIDAY FOR ALL LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OF THE STATE.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4421 (Word version) -- Rep. Ryan: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-100, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE GENERAL PROVISIONS OF THE ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE DEFINITION OF "APPROPRIATE SUPERVISORY OFFICE"; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-310, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION, MEMBERSHIP, TERMS, AND MEETINGS OF THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ONE OF THE AT-LARGE COMMISSIONERS MUST BE RECOMMENDED BY THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE AND A SECOND AT-LARGE COMMISSIONER MUST BE RECOMMENDED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE MEMBERS, STAFF, AND CANDIDATES FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1300, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE CAMPAIGN PRACTICES PROVISIONS OF THE ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE DEFINITION OF "APPROPRIATE SUPERVISORY OFFICE"; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 8-13-530, 8-13-540, AND 8-13-550 ALL RELATING TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4422 (Word version) -- Rep. Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-37-95 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT COUNTY PROPERTY TAX ASSESSORS MUST BE ELECTED FOR A TERM OF FOUR YEARS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE FIRST ELECTION MUST BE HELD AT THE TIME OF THE 2012 GENERAL ELECTION, TO PROVIDE QUALIFICATIONS AND SALARY REQUIREMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE TRANSITION PROVISIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-90, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE COUNTY PROPERTY TAX ASSESSOR, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING AMENDMENT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4423 (Word version) -- Rep. Stringer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-680, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PURCHASE, SALE, AND TRANSPORTATION OF NONFERROUS METALS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A RESIDENTIAL HOME BUILDER IS NOT REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A PERMIT TO TRANSPORT, PURCHASE, OR SELL NONFERROUS METALS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4424 (Word version) -- Rep. Viers: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, BY ADDING SECTION 26 SO AS TO PREEMPT ANY FEDERAL LAW OR RULE THAT RESTRICTS A PERSON'S CHOICE OF PRIVATE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS OR THE RIGHT TO PAY FOR MEDICAL SERVICES.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4425 (Word version) -- Rep. Viers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 5-3-160 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MUNICIPALITY MAY NOT REQUIRE ANNEXATION AS A CONDITION PRECEDENT TO PROVIDING UTILITY SERVICES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4426 (Word version) -- Rep. Barfield: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-180 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CITY, COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY, OR OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY MAY NOT ENACT OR ENFORCE AN ORDINANCE, POLICY, OR REGULATION THAT PROHIBITS INDIVIDUALS OR BUSINESSES PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL TREE CUTTING AND REMOVAL SERVICES FROM BURNING THE COLLECTED DEBRIS IN A LOCATION AND MANNER THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH STATE LAW AND REGULATIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4427 (Word version) -- Rep. McCoy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 5-1-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PREREQUISITES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CORPORATE CERTIFICATE TO A PROPOSED MUNICIPALITY, SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS FROM THE CONTIGUITY REQUIREMENT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 5-3-300, RELATING TO MUNICIPAL ANNEXATION PROCEDURES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN NONCONTIGUOUS AREAS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4428 (Word version) -- Rep. McCoy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS REQUIRED TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT, SO AS TO REQUIRE ANY PERSON IN THIS STATE TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-360, RELATING TO MANDATORY REPORTING TO THE CORONER, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-450, RELATING TO INFORMATION THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES MUST PROVIDE TO PERSONS REQUIRED TO REPORT, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4429 (Word version) -- Rep. Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-35-3017 SO AS TO REQUIRE CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICERS OF GOVERNMENTAL BODIES TO UNDERTAKE LIFE CYCLE COST ANALYSIS FOR ALL PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THAT ARE EXPECTED TO COST MORE THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 11-35-3020, RELATING TO ADDITIONAL BIDDING PROCEDURES FOR CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE ALTERNATE INFRASTRUCTURE BIDDING PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4430 (Word version) -- Rep. Ryan: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 12, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO PUNISHMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SUPERVISION OF ETHICAL CONDUCT BY MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, INCLUDING THE AUTHORITY TO DISCIPLINE MEMBERS, IS VESTED IN THE STATE AGENCY CHARGED BY LAW WITH INVESTIGATING, ENFORCING, AND ADJUDICATING ALLEGATIONS OF ETHICAL MISCONDUCT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4431 (Word version) -- Rep. Ryan: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-7-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORIZATION AND GEOGRAPHIC GROUPINGS FOR REGIONAL COUNCILS OF GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO DELETE THE REFERENCE TO THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR GEORGETOWN COUNTY; TO AMEND ACT 515 OF 1996, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEVOLUTION ON THE GOVERNING BODY OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY OF APPOINTMENT AND RECOMMENDATION FOR APPOINTMENT AUTHORITY OF VARIOUS GEORGETOWN COUNTY OFFICES FORMERLY HELD BY THE GEORGETOWN COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION, SO AS TO RESTORE THE WACCAMAW REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL WHICH IS SUBJECT TO THE ABOVE PROVISIONS; AND TO AMEND ACT 197 OF 1999, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT AUTHORITY FOR THE WACCAMAW REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL, SO AS TO CONFORM IT TO THE REVISED PROVISIONS OF ACT 515 OF 1996.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4432 (Word version) -- Rep. Viers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 66 TO TITLE 12 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA ECONOMIC INCENTIVE TRANSPARENCY ACT OF 2012" WHICH PROVIDES THAT LEGISLATION PROVIDING AN INCENTIVE FOR A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE TO LOCATE OR EXPAND IN THIS STATE MUST BE INTRODUCED AS A SEPARATE BILL, TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR THESE INCENTIVES AND THE APPLICABILITY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES TO CURRENT INCENTIVES, TO PROVIDE THAT INCENTIVES ARE TO BE GRANTED AS FORGIVABLE LOANS, TO PROVIDE THE CONDITIONS THAT MUST BE MET FOR THE LOANS TO BE FORGIVEN, TO PROVIDE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR INCENTIVE APPLICATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD OF ECONOMIC ADVISORS AND DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SHALL CONDUCT ANALYSES AND REVIEWS OF THESE INCENTIVES.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4433 (Word version) -- Reps. King and Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 27 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, INSTITUTION, OR ENTITY MAY BE REQUIRED TO USE A TELEPHONE GREETING OF "IT'S A GREAT DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA" OR ANOTHER SIMILAR GREETING CONNOTING THE ADVANTAGES OF OR A PLEASANT DEMEANOR IN THIS STATE SO LONG AS CERTAIN CONDITIONS EXIST IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4434 (Word version) -- Reps. White, Gambrell and Thayer: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 794 OF 1966, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PENDLETON DISTRICT HISTORICAL AND RECREATIONAL COMMISSION OF ANDERSON, OCONEE, AND PICKENS COUNTIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2012, THE NAME OF THE PENDLETON DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM MUST BE THE "BART GARRISON AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA".

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4435 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 34-3-120 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A BANK OR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION DOING BUSINESS IN THIS STATE, WHOSE CHARGES AND FEES ARE NOT REGULATED SOLELY BY FEDERAL LAW, MAY NOT CHARGE A FEE FOR A TRANSACTION IN THIS STATE WHERE A CUSTOMER USES A DEBIT CARD ISSUED BY IT TO MAKE A CONSUMER PURCHASE.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4436 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 10-1-220 AND 57-3-605 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A STATE BUILDING, ROAD, HIGHWAY, INTERSTATE HIGHWAY, BRIDGE, INTERCHANGE, OR INTERSECTION MAY NOT BE NAMED FOR AN ELECTED OFFICIAL WHO IS NOT DECEASED.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4437 (Word version) -- Rep. Brannon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-430, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE FAMILY COURT WITH THE DISCRETION TO DETERMINE WHETHER A JUVENILE IS PLACED ON THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4438 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2950, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE IMPLIED CONSENT TO BE TESTED TO DETERMINE WHETHER ALCOHOL OR DRUGS ARE PRESENT IN HIS BREATH, BLOOD, OR URINE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO IS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS MUST BE OFFERED THE CHOICE OF TAKING A BREATH OR BLOOD TEST TO DETERMINE THE PRESENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS IN HIS SYSTEM, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO REGISTERS AN ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION OF FIVE ONE-HUNDREDTHS OF ONE PERCENT OR LESS MAY NOT BE CHARGED WITH DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4439 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-13-180 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PROPERTY SEIZED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY PURSUANT TO OR WITHOUT A WARRANT MUST BE RETURNED TO ITS LAWFUL OWNER WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF ITS SEIZURE UNLESS A COURT DETERMINES THAT PROBABLE CAUSE EXISTS TO ALLOW THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO MAINTAIN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4440 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-2155 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES TRAVELING ALONG A CERTAIN PORTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 26 IN CHARLESTON COUNTY MUST BE OPERATED ONLY IN THE FARTHEST LEFT LANE AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4441 (Word version) -- Rep. Whitmire: 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 THIS PROVISION ALSO APPLIES TO THE OPERATION OF AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4442 (Word version) -- Reps. Bingham and Quinn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT "CAYLEE'S LAW" BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-1095 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON WHO HAS A LEGAL DUTY OF CARE FOR A CHILD TO FAIL TO REPORT TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR CONCEAL THE DEATH OR DISAPPEARANCE OF THE CHILD, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4443 (Word version) -- Rep. Pope: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5015, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE USE OF SUNSCREEN DEVICES ON MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THIS PROVISION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4444 (Word version) -- Rep. Lucas: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT AND THEIR GOVERNING BODIES, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES THAT PART OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS A SEVEN-MEMBER COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-105, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION; TO AMEND SECTION 1-3-240, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF CERTAIN OFFICERS BY THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONERS MAY BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE BY THE GOVERNOR UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1110, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICIALS WHO MUST FILE A STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTEREST, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT ENGINEERS MUST FILE STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTEREST; TO AMEND SECTIONS 57-1-10, 57-1-20, 57-1-40, 57-1-410, 57-1-430, 57-1-490, ALL AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AND ITS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND ITS RESPONSIBILITIES, DEFINE THE TERM "HIGHWAY ENGINEERING DISTRICTS", TO CREATE THE DIVISIONS OF HUMAN RESOURCE AND INTERNAL AUDIT WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT, TO ALLOW THE GOVERNOR TO APPOINT THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION WITHOUT THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, TO ELIMINATE THE AUDIT PERFORMED BY THE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT OFFICE OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, AND TO REVISE AUDITS THAT ARE CONDUCTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL; TO AMEND SECTION 11-11-150, RELATING TO CALCULATING ESTIMATED STATE AND CORPORATE INCOME TAX REVENUES, AND THE TRUST FUND FOR TAX RELIEF, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN AMOUNTS OF GENERAL FUND REVENUE COLLECTED DURING CERTAIN FISCAL YEARS MUST BE CREDITED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DISTRIBUTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 57-11-410; TO AMEND SECTION 11-35-710, RELATING TO GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES EXEMPTED FROM PURCHASING ITEMS THROUGH THE CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER, SO AS TO REVISE THE LIST OF DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THIS PROVISION, AND TO GRANT EXEMPTIONS TO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEES, COUNCILS ON GOVERNMENTS, AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE BANK; TO AMEND SECTION 11-35-1230, RELATING TO THE AUDITING OF STATE PROCUREMENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PROCUREMENT AUDITS SHALL VERIFY THAT PROCUREMENT CODE EXEMPTIONS GRANTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ARE VALID; TO AMEND SECTION 57-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S DIVISION DEPUTY DIRECTORS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE DIVISION DEPUTY DIRECTORS FOR HUMAN RESOURCES AND INTERNAL AUDITS; BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 11, TITLE 57 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RECEIVES PURSUANT TO SECTION 11-11-150; TO AMEND SECTION 11-43-140, RELATING TO THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BANK, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION" FOR THE TERM "CHAIRMAN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION"; TO AMEND SECTIONS 57-3-10, AS AMENDED, AND 57-3-50, RELATING TO THE DIVISIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HIGHWAY DISTRICTS, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT" FOR THE TERM "COMMISSION"; TO AMEND SECTION 57-11-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO STATE AND FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUNDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AFTER JUNE 30, 2012, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE REVENUES TO BOTH FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; AND TO REPEAL ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 57, 57-1-460, 57-1-470, 57-1-500, ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 57, AND SECTIONS 6, 7, AND 8 OF ACT 114 OF 2007 ALL RELATING TO THE CREATION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4445 (Word version) -- Rep. Allen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-3-220 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE TO ALLOW AN INMATE WHO IS CONFINED IN A DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS' FACILITY TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL SERVICE OF CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS AND VISIT CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 24-3-210, RELATING TO FURLOUGHS FOR QUALIFIED INMATES, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALLOWS AN INMATE TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL OF CERTAIN PERSONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4446 (Word version) -- Rep. Corbin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-10-225, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OWNER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE MAINTAINING PROOF OF INSURANCE IN THIS VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO FAILS TO MAINTAIN PROOF OF INSURANCE IN HIS VEHICLE IS SUBJECT TO HAVING HIS VEHICLE IMPOUNDED AND DISPOSED OF AS ABANDONED PROPERTY AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4447 (Word version) -- Reps. Forrester, Allison, Chumley and Tallon: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE THAT CROSSES THE NORTH TYGER RIVER ALONG SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 296 IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY "CAPTAIN JOHN DAVID HORTMAN BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "CAPTAIN JOHN DAVID HORTMAN BRIDGE".

Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

H. 4448 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 2, TITLE 56 SO AS TO CREATE PROVISIONS THAT GOVERN THE OPERATION, REGISTRATION, TITLING, AND LICENSING OF MOPEDS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF CERTAIN TERMS THAT RELATE TO THE OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERMS "OWNER", "MOTORCYCLE", "LOW SPEED VEHICLE", AND TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS FOR THE TERMS "MOPED", "DAYLIGHT HOURS", AND "VEHICLE"; TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-1-40, 56-1-50, AS AMENDED, 56-1-130, AS AMENDED, 56-1-175, 56-1-180, 56-1-185, AND 56-1-187, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE AND RENEWAL OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE, BEGINNER'S PERMIT, CONDITIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, ALL SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A MOPED CLASSIFIED DRIVER'S LICENSE, TO ALLOW A HOLDER OF A BEGINNER'S PERMIT TO OPERATE A MOPED, TO DELETE CERTAIN OBSOLETE PROVISIONS AND TERMS, TO ALLOW A HOLDER OF A CLASSIFIED DRIVER'S LICENSE TO OPERATE A MOPED, TO PROVIDE FOR THE SUSPENSION OF A CLASSIFIED DRIVER'S LICENSE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE THAT A BEGINNER'S PERMIT OR A SPECIAL RESTRICTED LICENSE MAY NOT BE ISSUED TO CERTAIN MINORS UNTIL THEY REACH THE AGE OF AT LEAST FIFTEEN AND ONE-HALF YEARS, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILFULLY PERMITS HIS DEPENDENT TO OPERATE A MOPED IN VIOLATION OF A RESTRICTION IMPOSED UPON A MOPED CLASSIFIED DRIVER'S LICENSE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-2-2740, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES' REFUSAL TO RENEW A DRIVER'S LICENSE AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION FOR NONPAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES, AND THE ISSUANCE OF LICENSE PLATES AND VALIDATION DECALS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT VALIDATION DECALS SHALL NOT BE ISSUED FOR VEHICLES THAT DO NOT REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-20, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF TERMS REGARDING MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERMS "VEHICLE", "MOTOR VEHICLE", "MOTORCYCLE", "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE", "NONRESIDENT", "MOPED", AND "MOTORCYCLE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-200, RELATING TO REQUIRING A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE TO BE ISSUED BEFORE A VEHICLE MAY BE REGISTERED OR REREGISTERED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION APPLIES TO MOPEDS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-250, RELATING TO THE PAYMENT OF LOCAL TAXES BEFORE A VEHICLE MAY BE REGISTERED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO MOPEDS AND TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE" FOR THE TERM "STATE TAX COMMISSION"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-630, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO VEHICLES CLASSIFIED AS PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "MOPED" FOR THE TERM "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE", AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-760, RELATING TO BIENNIAL REGISTRATION FEES FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "MOPED" FOR THE TERM "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-50, RELATING TO THE INAPPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS TO THE OPERATION OF MOPEDS, SO AS TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO THE OPERATION OF MOPEDS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-361, RELATING TO VEHICLES THAT ARE DEFINED AS PASSENGER CARS, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "MOPEDS" FOR THE TERM "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLES"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1555, RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM OPERATION SPEED OF A MOPED, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM OPERATING SPEED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-9-20, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF LICENSE PLATES AND REGISTRATION CARDS, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERMS "NONRESIDENT", "NONRESIDENT OPERATING PRIVILEGE", AND "OPERATOR" AND THEIR DEFINITIONS, AND TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "OWNER"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-10-520, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF AN UNINSURED MOTOR VEHICLE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION APPLIES TO A PERSON OPERATING A MOPED WHO IS NOT THE REGISTERED OWNER; TO AMEND SECTION 56-10-535, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES REQUIRING A PERSON TO SHOW PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AFTER A CONVICTION OF CERTAIN TRAFFIC OFFENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION APPLIES TO THE REGISTERED OWNER OF A MOPED; TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-15-10 AND 56-16-10, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE AND MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS AND DEALERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERMS "MOTOR VEHICLE" AND "MOTORCYCLE"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-19-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF TITLE, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERMS "DRIVER", "MOTOR VEHICLE", "MOTORCYCLE", "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE", "NONRESIDENT", "OPERATOR", "OWNER", "VEHICLE", "MOPED", "AUTOMOTIVE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE", AND "MOTORCYCLE" AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-19-220, RELATING TO CERTAIN VEHICLES THAT DO NOT NEED A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION APPLIES TO MOPEDS; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 56-1-1710, 56-1-1720, 56-1-1730, 56-1-1740, 56-1-1760, 56-1-1770, 56-1-1780, 56-5-120, 56-5-130, 56-5-140, 56-5-150, 56-5-155, 56-5-165, 56-5-410, 56-5-1550, 56-5-1555, 56-5-3710, 56-5-3720, 56-5-3730, 56-5-3740, 56-5-3750, 56-5-3760, AND 56-9-110 RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "MOPED", THE MOPED OPERATOR'S LICENSE AND ITS ISSUANCE, SUSPENSION, REVOCATION, AND CANCELLATION, AND THE OPERATION OF A MOPED, THE TERMS "VEHICLE", "MOTOR VEHICLE", "MOTORCYCLE", "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE", "MOTORCYCLE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE", AND "OWNER" AND THEIR DEFINITIONS, SPEED LIMITATIONS ON MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLES, LIMITATIONS ON RIDING POSITIONS ON A MOPED AND THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS THAT MAY RIDE ON A MOPED, THE REGULATION OF A BUSINESS THAT SELLS MOPEDS, AND AN OBSOLETE PROVISION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4449 (Word version) -- Rep. Lucas: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2953, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INCIDENT SITE AND BREATH TEST SITE VIDEO RECORDING, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A PERSON REFUSES TO TAKE A BREATH TEST, THEN THE VIDEO RECORDING MAY END.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4450 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1965, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FREE PARKING FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION APPLIES TO PARKING SPACES OPERATED BY ALL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES AND PARKING GARAGES OPERATED BY THESE ENTITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1110, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES TO DISABLED WARTIME VETERANS, SO AS TO DECREASE THE DISABILITY RATING A VETERAN MUST POSSESS IN ORDER TO QUALIFY TO OBTAIN THIS LICENSE PLATE, TO PROVIDE THAT ONLY A TOTALLY AND PERMANENTLY DISABLED VETERAN LICENSE PLATE MAY DISPLAY A HANDICAPPED SYMBOL, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO QUALIFIES FOR A LICENSE PLATE THAT CONTAINS THE HANDICAPPED SYMBOL DOES NOT HAVE TO APPLY FOR A HANDICAPPED PARKING PLACARD.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4451 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 56-5-3890, 56-5-3895, AND 56-5-3897 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO USE AN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE WHILE DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF MONIES COLLECTED FROM FINES ASSOCIATED WITH VIOLATIONS OF THESE PROVISIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-720, RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT OF POINTS AGAINST A PERSON'S DRIVING RECORD FOR CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT POINTS MUST BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE DRIVING RECORD OF A PERSON CONVICTED OF IMPROPER USE OF AN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE WHILE DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4452 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-15-60 SO AS TO ABOLISH ALL COUNTY BOARDS OF EDUCATION IN THIS STATE IN EXISTENCE ON JANUARY 1, 2013, TO DEVOLVE THEIR POWERS AND DUTIES UPON THE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN THE COUNTY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ASSETS, LIABILITIES, AND APPROPRIATIONS OF A COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MUST BE TRANSFERRED TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF THE COUNTY ON A FORMULA BASIS TO BE USED BY THE DISTRICTS FOR EXPENSES RELATED TO CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL POWERS AND DUTIES OF A COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION AS PROVIDED BY LAW IN REGARD TO COUNTY EDUCATION MATTERS SHALL CONTINUE TO BE EXERCISED BY THE LOCAL COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4453 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO CLOSE THE TEACHER AND EMPLOYEE RETENTION INCENTIVE (TERI) PROGRAM TO NEW PARTICIPANTS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012; AND TO REPEAL, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017, ARTICLE 17, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 9, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TERI PROGRAM.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4454 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-1-140 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON IS NOT CRIMINALLY LIABLE FOR AN ACT, OMISSION, OR NEGLIGENCE CONSTITUTING A CRIME IF THE PERSON IS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INVOLUNTARY INTOXICATION AND DOES NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT MENTAL CAPACITY TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN MORAL OR LEGAL RIGHT AND WRONG AS A RESULT AND TO DEFINE THE TERM "INVOLUNTARY INTOXICATION".

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4455 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-3150, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DETERMINING WHEN TO APPRAISE A PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A TRANSFER FOR ZERO OR A DE MINIMIS MONETARY CONSIDERATION IS NOT CONSIDERED AN ASSESSABLE TRANSFER OF INTEREST.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4456 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: 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.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4457 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-13-230, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PIONEER RURAL WATER DISTRICT OF OCONEE AND ANDERSON COUNTIES, SO AS TO REVISE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONS WHO MAY BE APPOINTED TO THE BOARD OF THE DISTRICT BY THE GOVERNOR UPON RECOMMENDATION OF THE MAJORITY OF THOSE ATTENDING A MEETING OF RESIDENTS OF THE SERVICE AREA OF THE DISTRICT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT ARE DETERMINED FOR PURPOSES OF VOTING AT THIS MEETING, AND TO PROVIDE THAT PERSONS RECOMMENDED TO THE GOVERNOR FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD SHALL COME FROM SEPARATE AND DISTINCT PORTIONS OF THE OVERALL DISTRICT.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4458 (Word version) -- Rep. Viers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 43-5-480 SO AS TO REQUIRE APPLICANTS FOR MEDICAID, TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES, AND FOOD STAMPS BENEFITS TO UNDERGO A DRUG TEST AS A CONDITION OF ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE THESE BENEFITS; TO PROVIDE THAT AN INDIVIDUAL WHO TESTS POSITIVE FOR DRUGS IS INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THESE BENEFITS FOR ONE YEAR UNLESS THE PERSON SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES A SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN LIMITED EXCEPTIONS, AND TO FURTHER SPECIFY THE PROCEDURES FOR CONDUCTING THESE TESTS AND PROVIDING THESE BENEFITS PURSUANT TO THIS ACT.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4459 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith and Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-13-180 SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "CELLULAR OR OTHER PORTABLE ELECTRONIC WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE" AND TO PROHIBIT THE SEARCH OF CELLULAR OR OTHER PORTABLE ELECTRONIC WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES INCIDENT TO A LAWFUL CUSTODIAL ARREST WITHOUT A SEARCH WARRANT OR WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE PERSON OR OTHER LAWFUL OWNER OF THE DEVICE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4460 (Word version) -- Rep. G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT "CAYLEE'S LAW"; TO AMEND SECTION 17-5-530, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERSONS WITH KNOWLEDGE OF A DEATH REQUIRED TO REPORT TO THE CORONER OR MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO REPORT THE DEATH; AND TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-240, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SUBMISSION OF MISSING PERSON REPORTS TO THE MISSING PERSON INFORMATION CENTER, SO AS TO REQUIRE MANDATORY REPORTING OF A MISSING CHILD AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO REPORT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4461 (Word version) -- Rep. McCoy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-25-45, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LIST OF OFFENSES DEFINED AS MOST SERIOUS AND SERIOUS FOR PURPOSES OF TWO AND THREE STRIKES FOR REPEAT OFFENDERS, SO AS TO ADD NONVIOLENT BURGLARY IN THE SECOND DEGREE TO THE LIST OF OFFENSES DELINEATED AS A SERIOUS OFFENSE FOR PURPOSES OF THREE STRIKES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4462 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-3-545, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN CRIMINAL CASES FROM GENERAL SESSIONS COURT TO MAGISTRATES OR MUNICIPAL COURT, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE TYPES OF CASES THAT MAY BE TRANSFERRED INCLUDES APPROPRIATE CRIMINAL CASES ORIGINALLY CHARGED AND THOSE IN WHICH THE CHARGES ARE REDUCED TO FALL WITHIN THE PARAMETERS OF THE STATUTE, TO ALLOW DEFENDANTS TO WAIVE CERTAIN RIGHTS, AND TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT FOR APPROVAL OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE OF THE GENERAL SESSIONS COURT REGARDING TERMS OF COURT OF THE MAGISTRATES AND MUNICIPAL COURTS FOR THE DISPOSITION OF TRANSFERRED CASES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4463 (Word version) -- Rep. Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-3-545, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN CRIMINAL CASES FROM GENERAL SESSIONS COURT TO MAGISTRATES OR MUNICIPAL COURT, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE TYPES OF CASES THAT MAY BE TRANSFERRED INCLUDES CRIMINAL CASES ORIGINALLY CHARGED AND THOSE IN WHICH THE CHARGES ARE REDUCED FOR PURPOSES OF A GUILTY PLEA, TO ALLOW DEFENDANTS TO WAIVE CERTAIN RIGHTS, AND TO REQUIRE THE APPROVAL OF A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE REGARDING TERMS OF COURT OF THE MAGISTRATES AND MUNICIPAL COURTS FOR THE DISPOSITION OF TRANSFERRED CASES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4464 (Word version) -- Rep. D. C. Moss: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-1030 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF THREATENING OR INTIMIDATING A PROCESS SERVER OR LICENSED PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, PROVIDE A PENALTY, AND DEFINE THE TERM "IMMEDIATE FAMILY".

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4465 (Word version) -- Rep. Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-27-160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POST-CONVICTION RELIEF PROCEEDINGS IN CAPITAL CASES, SO AS TO EXEMPT ATTORNEYS CERTIFIED AS LEAD COUNSEL IN DEATH PENALTY CASES AND ATTORNEYS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY REPRESENTED INMATES SENTENCED TO THE DEATH PENALTY IN POST-CONVICTION RELIEF PROCEEDINGS FROM CERTAIN CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS BEFORE THEY MAY PARTICIPATE IN DEATH PENALTY POST-CONVICTION RELIEF PROCEDURES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4466 (Word version) -- Rep. Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-27-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POST-CONVICTION RELIEF PROCEDURES AND PERSONS WHO MAY INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS, SO AS TO CLARIFY PERSONS MUST HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF, AND SENTENCED FOR, A CRIME IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE DELINEATED CRITERIA IN ORDER TO INSTITUTE A POST-CONVICTION RELIEF PROCEEDING.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4467 (Word version) -- Rep. Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 14-27-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL, SO AS TO REVISE THE COMPOSITION OF THE COUNCIL TO INCLUDE THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS, THE DEAN OF THE CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF LAW, AND TWO SUMMARY COURT, RATHER THAN MAGISTRATES COURT, JUDGES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4468 (Word version) -- Rep. Allison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-9-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF ADOPTIONS, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "SIBLINGS"; AND BY ADDING SECTION 63-9-80 SO AS TO PROVIDE A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION FOR THE PLACEMENT OF SIBLINGS TOGETHER IN THE SAME ADOPTIVE HOME WHEN IT IS IN THE CHILDREN'S BEST INTERESTS AND WHEN POSSIBLE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4469 (Word version) -- Rep. J. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-11-312, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO BURGLARY IN THE SECOND DEGREE, SO AS TO PROVIDE MANDATORY MINIMUM TERMS OF IMPRISONMENT FOR SECOND OFFENSE BURGLARY IN THE SECOND DEGREE OFFENSES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4470 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard and Limehouse: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "HOME INVASION AND DRIVE-BY SHOOTING ACCOUNTABILITY AND 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; BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-624 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF COMMITTING A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY; 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 DRIVE-BY SHOOTING; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PUNISHMENT FOR MURDER, SO AS TO INCLUDE AS SEPARATE STATUTORY AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH MAY BE CONSIDERED IN THE DETERMINATION OF WHETHER THE DEATH PENALTY SHOULD BE IMPOSED, A MURDER COMMITTED WHILE IN THE COMMISSION OF THE OFFENSES OF HOME INVASION IN THE FIRST DEGREE AND DRIVE-BY SHOOTING.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4471 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: 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 SALVIA DIVINORUM AND SALVINORIN A, SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS, AND CATHINONES AND SUBSTITUTED CATHINONES, COMMONLY KNOWN AS "BATH SALTS" TO THE LIST OF SCHEDULE I DRUGS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4472 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, Clemmons and Mack: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO FIX NOON ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012, AS THE TIME TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT, SEAT 4, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JULY 31, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS, SEAT 8, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 3, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2015; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2012.

Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

H. 4473 (Word version) -- Rep. Limehouse: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-15-45 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A COURT FROM GRANTING LEGAL CUSTODY TO A PARENT, GUARDIAN, OR ANOTHER PERSON WHO IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER PURSUANT TO THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-2350, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON FOSTER CARE PLACEMENTS, SO AS TO RESTRICT THE PLACEMENT OF A CHILD IN FOSTER CARE WITH A PERSON WHO IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER PURSUANT TO THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4474 (Word version) -- Rep. Limehouse: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-375, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR THE PURPOSES OF CRIMES INVOLVING OBSCENITY AND CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "SEXUALLY EXPLICIT NUDITY" DOES NOT INCLUDE MATERIAL OF A PRIVATE, FAMILY NATURE NOT HARMFUL TO MINORS; TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-395, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FIRST DEGREE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE APPEARANCE OF A MINOR IN A STATE OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT NUDITY IN THE PURVIEW OF THE OFFENSE; TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-405, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SECOND DEGREE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE APPEARANCE OF A MINOR IN A STATE OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT NUDITY IN THE PURVIEW OF THE OFFENSE AND INCREASE THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FROM TEN TO FIFTEEN YEARS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-410, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THIRD DEGREE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE APPEARANCE OF A MINOR IN A STATE OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT NUDITY IN THE PURVIEW OF THE OFFENSE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4475 (Word version) -- Rep. Young: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 47-9-710, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF EQUINE LIABILITY IMMUNITY, SO AS TO INCLUDE TRAIL RIDING IN THE DEFINITION OF "EQUINE ACTIVITY"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 47-9-730, RELATING TO WARNING SIGNS REQUIRED TO BE POSTED BY EQUINE PROFESSIONALS AND EQUINE ACTIVITY SPONSORS, SO AS TO INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT THAT WARNING SIGNS ARE TO BE POSTED AT THE ENTRANCE TO RIDING TRAILS.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4476 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: 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 PERSONAL MOTOR VEHICLE OWNED OR LEASED BY A DISABLED VETERAN WITH A SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITY RATING BY THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION OF AT LEAST SEVENTY PERCENT BUT LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED PERCENT AND TO PROVIDE THE DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED TO CLAIM THE EXEMPTION.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4477 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts, Long, Parker, Horne and Erickson: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, SO AS TO ADD A NEW SECTION PRESERVING THE FREEDOM OF SOUTH CAROLINIANS WITH RESPECT TO THE PROVIDING OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES, TO PROHIBIT ANY LAW, REGULATION, OR RULE TO COMPEL AN INDIVIDUAL, EMPLOYER, OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO PARTICIPATE IN A HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, TO ALLOW INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS TO PAY DIRECTLY FOR LAWFUL HEALTH CARE SERVICES WITHOUT PENALTIES OR FINES FOR THESE DIRECT PAYMENTS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF HEALTH INSURANCE IN PRIVATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS MUST NOT BE PROHIBITED BY LAW, REGULATION, OR RULE, TO PROVIDE THOSE INCENTIVES IN WHICH THE RIGHTS PROVIDED BY THIS SECTION DO NOT APPLY, AND TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE DEFINITIONS.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4478 (Word version) -- Rep. Viers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-415 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE LIMIT ON GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS FOR A FISCAL YEAR IS THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE GENERAL FUND REVENUE ESTIMATE AS OF FEBRUARY FIFTEENTH FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012, INCREASED ANNUALLY AND CUMULATIVELY BY THE LESSER OF SIX PERCENT OR A PERCENTAGE DETERMINED BY POPULATION INCREASES AND INCREASES IN THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, AND REDUCTIONS FOR NONRECURRING REVENUES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE LIMITATION TO BE SUSPENDED FOR A FISCAL YEAR FOR A SPECIFIC AMOUNT UPON A SPECIAL VOTE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TO DEFINE THIS SPECIAL VOTE, TO ESTABLISH THE INCOME TAX REBATE FUND, TO WHICH ALL SURPLUS GENERAL FUND REVENUES MUST BE CREDITED, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PRIORITY USES OF THE REVENUES OF THIS FUND, INCLUDING AN INCOME TAX REBATE TO TAXPAYERS, AND TO REQUIRE THAT APPROPRIATION OF REVENUES OF THIS FUND MUST BE BY A JOINT RESOLUTION ORIGINATING IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4479 (Word version) -- Rep. D. C. Moss: A BILL TO CLOSE THE TEACHER AND EMPLOYEE RETENTION INCENTIVE (TERI) PROGRAM TO NEW PARTICIPANTS; AND TO REPEAL, FIVE YEARS AFTER CLOSING TERI TO NEW PARTICIPANTS, ARTICLE 17, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 9, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TERI PROGRAM.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4480 (Word version) -- Rep. Ryan: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 13-1-1040, 46-5-10, AS AMENDED, AND 57-1-325, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE AERONAUTICS COMMISSION, THE ESTABLISHMENT AND ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE AGRICULTURE COMMISSION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BY MEMBERS OF LEGISLATIVE DELEGATIONS REPRESENTING CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS AND JUDICIAL CIRCUITS IN THE CASE OF THE AGRICULTURE COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A QUORUM FOR THE DELEGATION MEETINGS AT WHICH THESE COMMISSIONERS ARE ELECTED CONSISTS OF A MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE DELEGATION PRESENT RATHER THAN PRESENT BY PROXY, TO PROVIDE THAT PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE DATE, TIME, AND PLACE OF THE DELEGATION MEETING FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING THESE COMMISSIONERS MUST BE POSTED AT THE MEETING PLACE AND ON THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WEBSITE NO LATER THAN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS BEFORE THE MEETING, TO PROVIDE THAT THESE MEETINGS MUST BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AND TO REQUIRE AN AFFIDAVIT FROM A CANDIDATE FOR ELECTION TO THE AERONAUTICS COMMISSION AND THE AGRICULTURE COMMISSION THAT THE CANDIDATE MEETS THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE ON THESE COMMISSIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4481 (Word version) -- Rep. Ryan: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 9-9-5 SO AS TO CLOSE THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO NONMEMBERS ELECTED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AFTER JUNE 30, 2012, TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS ELECTED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AFTER JUNE 30, 2012, ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE ENROLLED IN THE STATE OPTIONAL RETIREMENT PROGRAM, TO DEFINE "NONMEMBER", TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA FOR ACTIVE AND RETIRED MEMBERS OF THAT SYSTEM AS OF JUNE 30, 2012, AND FOR THE BENEFICIARIES OF DECEASED MEMBERS OF THAT SYSTEM, TO DEFINE "COMPENSATION" FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PARTICIPATING IN THE STATE OPTIONAL RETIREMENT PROGRAM, AND TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PARTICIPATING IN THE STATE OPTIONAL RETIREMENT PROGRAM ARE INELIGIBLE TO ELECT TO TRANSFER TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4482 (Word version) -- Reps. Hiott and Owens: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-1-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES OF CERTAIN BODIES OF WATER, SO AS TO GIVE A NUMERICAL DESIGNATION TO EACH BODY OF WATER ENUMERATED IN THE SECTION AND TO MAKE OTHER TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE SECTION.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4483 (Word version) -- Rep. Ballentine: 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 THE DWELLING HOUSE AND A LOT NOT TO EXCEED ONE ACRE OF LAND OWNED BY A PERSON WITH DEMENTIA, SO LONG AS THE PERSON WITH DEMENTIA RESIDES AND IS DOMICILED IN THE DWELLING HOUSE.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4484 (Word version) -- Rep. Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CLASSIFICATIONS FOR ASSESSMENT RATIOS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, A TAXPAYER MAY CLAIM THE FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO FOR TWO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES LOCATED IN THE STATE SO LONG AS THE TAXPAYER IS ATTEMPTING TO SELL THE FIRST ACQUIRED RESIDENCE.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4485 (Word version) -- Rep. McCoy: 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 ESTABLISH "HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEKEND" WHEREBY CERTAIN HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS ITEMS SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE STATE SALES TAX.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4486 (Word version) -- Rep. Barfield: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-65-130 SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT BY OCTOBER THIRTY-FIRST OF EACH YEAR, EACH STATE AGENCY SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT DETAILING ITS FEDERAL RECEIPTS AND DEVELOPING A PLAN SHOULD ITS FEDERAL RECEIPTS BE REDUCED, TO REQUIRE THAT BY FEBRUARY FIFTEENTH OF EACH YEAR, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE MUST PLACE THE MOST RECENTLY RECEIVED REPORT ON THE AGENDA FOR REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION; AND TO CREATE THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION FEDERAL FUNDS STUDY COMMITTEE, TO PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMITTEE SHALL STUDY THE EFFECT OF FEDERAL FUNDS ON POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4487 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts, Cobb-Hunter, Munnerlyn, Vick, Sabb, J. M. Neal, Clyburn, Hayes, Long and Willis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-5-880 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL BEAR ALL COSTS RELATED TO RELOCATING WATER AND SEWER LINES THAT ARE MAINTAINED AND OPERATED BY A PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM OR A PUBLIC SEWER SYSTEM THAT ARE LOCATED WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR A STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AND THAT MUST BE RELOCATED TO UNDERTAKE THE PROJECT OR THAT ARE OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO RELOCATE, TO PROVIDE THAT NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION GRANTS THE DEPARTMENT THE AUTHORITY TO PREVENT OR MATERIALLY LIMIT A PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM'S UTILIZATION OF PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN A STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT'S RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR WATER AND SEWER CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, AND OPERATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IN CONJUNCTION WITH NEW ROAD CONSTRUCTION, OR THE MAINTENANCE OR RECONSTRUCTION OF EXISTING ROADWAYS IN THE PUBLIC HIGHWAY SYSTEM, THE DEPARTMENT MAY ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS-OF-WAY TO FACILITATE THE LOCATION OF UTILITIES OUTSIDE OF RIGHTS-OF-WAY CURRENTLY CONTAINED IN THE PUBLIC HIGHWAY SYSTEM AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER OF FUNDING FOR ACQUISITIONS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4488 (Word version) -- Rep. Viers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-35-112 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL UNEMPLOYED INSURED WORKERS SHALL PARTICIPATE IN A DRUG SCREENING PROGRAM TO MAINTAIN ELIGIBILITY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE PROGRAM.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4489 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 42-3-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE COMMISSIONERS MUST BE ELECTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4490 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 43-35-14 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A FACILITY CONSIDERING THE ADMITTANCE OF A PERSON AS A RESIDENT OF THE FACILITY SHALL DETERMINE WHETHER THE PERSON IS A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER BY FOLLOWING CERTAIN PROCEDURES, AND THAT IF THE FACILITY DETERMINES THE PERSON IS A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER IT MUST PROVIDE CERTAIN NOTICE TO THE OTHER RESIDENTS OF THE FACILITY OR, IF APPLICABLE, THEIR LEGAL GUARDIANS, AND THAT FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH EITHER OF THESE REQUIREMENTS CONSTITUTES A KNOWING AND WILFUL NEGELCT OF THE SAFETY OF THE VULNERABLE ADULTS RESIDING IN THE FACILITY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 43-35-85, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE ADULTS, SO AS TO INCLUDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 43-35-14.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4491 (Word version) -- Rep. Pope: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-79-225 SO AS TO REQUIRE AN ALARM BUSINESS TO EMPLOY A MEANS OF ALARM VERIFICATION FOR ALL BURGLAR ALARM SIGNALS THE ALARM BUSINESS RECEIVES, SUBJECT TO SPECIFIC EXCEPTIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-79-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA ALARM SYSTEMS ACT, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "ALARM VERIFICATION".

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4492 (Word version) -- Rep. Limehouse: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-31-175 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY TO CONTRACT WITH PRIVATE PARTIES TO SALVAGE AND SELL TREES SUBMERGED IN CERTAIN LAKES CONSTRUCTED BY THE AUTHORITY, AND TO PROVIDE ASSOCIATED LICENSING REQUIREMENTS.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4493 (Word version) -- Rep. Limehouse: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-12 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EMPLOYER REQUIRED BY THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD TO POST NOTICE OF THE RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES CONCERNING UNION ACTIVITY ALSO SHALL POST NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES OF CERTAIN RELATED RIGHTS IN A SPECIFIC MANNER.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4494 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PURCHASE OF RIFLES OR SHOTGUNS IN CONTIGUOUS STATES, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE PURCHASE BE MADE FROM A CONTIGUOUS STATE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4495 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "NO PAROLE OFFENSE", SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEFINITION EXCLUDES ALL DRUG-RELATED OFFENSES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4496 (Word version) -- Rep. Ryan: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-3-605 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO STATE ROAD, HIGHWAY, INTERSTATE HIGHWAY, BRIDGE, INTERCHANGE, OR INTERSECTION MAY BE NAMED FOR A PERSON WHO IS NOT DECEASED AND WHO DURING HIS LIFE DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF IN THE LINE OF DUTY AS A MEMBER OF THE ARMED SERVICES OF THE UNITED STATES OR AS A STATE OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL, FIREFIGHTER, OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

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