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

PREFILED BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR DECEMBER 5, 2011

S. 1022 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Ryberg, Gregory, Massey and Courson: 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 SECTIONS 11-43-120, 11-43-130, 11-43-150, 11-43-160, 11-43-170, 11-43-180, 11-43-220, 11-43-510, 11-43-520, 11-43-540, 11-43-550, AND 11-43-560, RELATING TO THE CREATION, DUTIES, AND FUNCTIONS OF THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BANK, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE BANK IS ADMINISTERED BY THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, AND TO ELIMINATE ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 57-1-10, 57-1-40, 57-1-410, 57-1-430, 57-1-490, AND 57-3-20, 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, AND TO ALLOW THE GOVERNOR TO APPOINT THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION; TO AMEND SECTION 57-3-50, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HIGHWAY DISTRICTS, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT" FOR THE TERM "COMMISSION"; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-500, RELATING TO A DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ETHICS WORKSHOP, SO AS TO DELETE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONERS AS PARTICIPANTS IN THIS WORKSHOP; TO REPEAL SECTION 11-43-140 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BANK; AND TO REPEAL ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 57, 57-1-460, 57-1-470, 57-1-500, ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 56, AND SECTIONS 6, 7, AND 8 OF ACT 114 OF 2007 ALL RELATING TO THE CREATION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND ITS COMMISSION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1023 (Word version) -- Senators McConnell, Knotts and Nicholson: 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.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1024 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-35, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NOTICE OF GENERAL, MUNICIPAL, SPECIAL, AND PRIMARY ELECTIONS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE TIME IN WHICH ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAY BE OPENED FROM 2:00 P.M. TO 9:00 A.M., AND TO PROVIDE FOR A DATE ON WHICH AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN THE EVENT THAT IT IS POSTPONED; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-40, RELATING TO THE TIME OF PARTY PRIMARY, CERTIFICATION OF NAMES, VERIFICATION OF CANDIDATES' QUALIFICATIONS, AND THE FILING FEE, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DATE FROM APRIL NINTH TO APRIL FIFTH; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-190, RELATING TO SPECIAL ELECTIONS TO FILL VACANCIES IN OFFICE, SO AS TO ADD A SUBSECTION THAT PROVIDES FOR THE DATE OF AN ELECTION WHEN THE GOVERNOR DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR A JURISDICTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-350, RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATION OF CANDIDATES AND VERIFICATION OF QUALIFICATIONS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE CERTIFICATION DATE FOR CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT FROM SEPTEMBER TENTH TO THE FIRST TUESDAY FOLLOWING THE FIRST MONDAY OF SEPTEMBER.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1025 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-17-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COUNTY BOARD OF CANVASSERS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE MEETING DATE FROM FRIDAY TO MONDAY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-17-20, RELATING TO THE CANVASS OF VOTES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEADLINE FROM SATURDAY TO TUESDAY; AND TO ADD SECTION 7-17-25, SO AS TO REQUIRE POST-ELECTION AUDITS TO BE CONDUCTED BY COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONS PURSUANT TO REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1026 (Word version) -- Senator Bryant: A BILL TO REPEAL SECTION 41-27-525 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE AVAILABILITY OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR PERSONS SEEKING ONLY PART-TIME WORK.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1027 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR AN ADVISORY REFERENDUM TO BE HELD AT THE SAME TIME AS THE 2012 GENERAL ELECTION TO ASCERTAIN THE WISHES OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THIS STATE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THE TEACHER AND EMPLOYEE RETENTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM (TERI) SHOULD BE CLOSED TO NEW PARTICIPANTS, PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THIS REFERENDUM MUST BE CONDUCTED AND THE COSTS PAID, AND TO PROVIDE FOR A BALLOT EXPLANATION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1028 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 21 TO TITLE 37 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF PREPAID MEDICAL SERVICE AGREEMENTS THROUGH WHICH EMPLOYERS, INDIVIDUALS AND NON-EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS MAY CONTRACT DIRECTLY WITH HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS, TO PROVIDE THOSE CONTRACTS ARE NOT INSURANCE, AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 1029 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: 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.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

S. 1030 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE SECOND AMENDMENT WEEKEND TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN FIREARMS, TO INCLUDE AN EXEMPTION FOR RESIDENTIAL HOME PROTECTION PRODUCTS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1031 (Word version) -- Senators Lourie and L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5660(E)(1) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION FOR AND ISSUANCE OF DISPOSAL AUTHORITY CERTIFICATES, TO INCREASE THE AGE OF A VEHICLE THAT MAY BE DISPOSED OF BY A DEMOLISHER WITHOUT A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE OR OTHER NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FROM EIGHT TO FIFTEEN YEARS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5670(A), RELATING TO DUTIES OF DEMOLISHERS PRIOR TO DEMOLISHING A VEHICLE ABANDONED ON A HIGHWAY, TO ESTABLISH A FIFTEEN DAY WAITING PERIOD BEFORE A DEMOLISHER MAY WRECK, DISMANTLE, OR DEMOLISH A VEHICLE UNLESS THE DEMOLISHER IS PROVIDED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, AN AUCTION SALES RECEIPT, A DISPOSAL AUTHORITY CERTIFICATE, OR AN AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF LAWFUL POSSESSION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5670(D), RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR DEMOLISHERS THAT BREACH DUTIES ESTABLISHING IN THIS SECTION, TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SECTION 56-5-5670; TO AMEND ARTICLE 39, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 56, RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLES ON HIGHWAYS, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-5680 TO PROVIDE FOR AN AFFIDAVIT OF LAWFUL POSSESSION THAT A DEMOLISHER MAY ACCEPT IN LIEU OF A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, AN AUCTION SALES RECEIPT, OR A DISPOSAL AUTHORITY CERTIFICATE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE AFFIDAVIT, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS FELONY TO KNOWINGLY PROVIDE FALSE INFORMATION IN THE AFFIDAVIT, TO REQUIRE A DEMOLISHER ACCEPTING AN AFFIDAVIT TO TRANSMIT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE AFFIDAVIT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO REPORT THE INFORMATION TRANSMITTED BY THE DEMOLISHER TO THE NATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE TITLE INFORMATION SYSTEM, AND TO PROVIDE PRESCRIBE THE APPROPRIATE USES OF THE INFORMATION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5945, RELATING TO DUTIES OF DEMOLISHERS PRIOR TO DEMOLISHING AN ABANDONED OR DERELICT MOTOR VEHICLE FOUND ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, TO ESTABLISH A FIFTEEN DAY WAITING PERIOD BEFORE A DEMOLISHER MAY WRECK, DISMANTLE, OR DEMOLISH AN ABANDONED VEHICLE UNLESS THE DEMOLISHER IS PROVIDED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, A SALES RECEIPT ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 56-5-5850, OR AN AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF LAWFUL POSSESSION, AND TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SECTION 56-5-5945; AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO ESTABLISH A MECHANISM FOR THE ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF THE INFORMATION REQUIRED UNDER THIS ACT AT NO CHARGE TO THE DEMOLISHER SUBMITTING THE INFORMATION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1032 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 57-23-800 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO VEGETATION MANAGEMENT OF MEDIANS, ROADSIDES, AND INTERCHANGES ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE INTERCHANGE OF INTERSTATE 95 AND SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 34 MAY BE MOWED BEYOND THIRTY FEET FROM THE EDGE OF THE TRAVEL LANE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1033 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A BILL TO REPEAL CHAPTER 43, TITLE 46 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE MIGRANT FARM WORKERS COMMISSION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 1-31-40, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE COMMISSION FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS, TO VEST THE STATE COMMISSION FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS WITH THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE FORMER MIGRANT FARM WORKERS COMMISSION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

S. 1034 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-1050 TO REQUIRE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, AGENCIES, ORGANIZATIONS, OR INDIVIDUALS THAT RECEIVE, COLLECT, OR SPEND PUBLIC FUNDS DERIVED FROM STATE OR LOCAL TAX REVENUE TO FILE PERIODIC EXPENDITURE REPORTS WITH THE STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY OR AGENCY THAT PROVIDED, COLLECTED, OR SPENT THE PUBLIC FUNDS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1035 (Word version) -- Senator Massey: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-143 TO PROVIDE FOR HOME BASED FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROTECTION OF FOOD ITEMS PREPARED BY HOME BASED FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS FOR SALE, TO PROVIDE HEALTH AND SANITARY REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE FOR PACKAGING AND LABELS OF FOOD ITEMS, TO PROVIDE THAT HOME BASED FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS MAY NOT SELL ITEMS PREPARED BY THE OPERATION AT WHOLESALE, TO PROVIDE THAT HOME BASED FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS ARE NOT RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS, TO PROVIDE FOR A PROCESS THROUGH WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL MAY INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 1036 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2946 AND 56-5-2950, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE IMPLIED CONSENT TO TESTING OF A MOTORIST'S BODILY FLUIDS TO DETERMINE THE PRESENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS IN HIS SYSTEM, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CHEMICAL TESTS OF A PERSON'S SALIVA MAY BE USED TO DETERMINE THE ALCOHOL OR DRUGS IN HIS SYSTEM.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1037 (Word version) -- Senator Anderson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 22 TO CHAPTER 13, TITLE 24 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF AND IMPRISONED FOR A CRIME MAY RECOVER THE MONETARY VALUE OF THE LOSS SUSTAINED THROUGH THE WRONGFUL CONVICTION AND IMPRISONMENT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Corrections and Penology.

S. 1038 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 9-9-7 SO AS TO CLOSE THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA (GARS) TO NEW MEMBERS AFTER 2012, TO PROVIDE THAT NO ADDITIONAL SERVICE CREDIT MAY BE EARNED OR ESTABLISHED IN GARS NOR MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS ACCEPTED BY GARS AFTER 2012, TO PROVIDE THAT ANNUITY BENEFITS EARNED BY GARS MEMBERS BEFORE 2013 MUST BE PAID, INCLUDING APPLICABLE SURVIVOR BENEFITS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REFUND OF CONTRIBUTIONS AND APPLICABLE INTEREST TO GARS MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT EARNED AN ANNUITY BENEFIT BEFORE 2013, AND TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PARTICIPATING IN THE STATE DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS SHALL RECEIVE A STATE-PAID MATCHING CONTRIBUTION NOT TO EXCEED IN TOTAL THE MATCH THAT WOULD BE PAID IF THEY WERE PARTICIPATING IN THE STATE OPTIONAL RETIREMENT PROGRAM.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1039 (Word version) -- Senator Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES, SERVICES, AND CARRIERS, BY ADDING CHAPTER 28 TO TITLE 58 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTRICAL UTILITY DEREGULATION AND COMPETITIVE POWER ACT OF 2012".
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1040 (Word version) -- Senator Thomas: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-730, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RETIREE ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL PLANS AND THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR RETIREES ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE PLANS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A STATE EMPLOYEE OR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEE RETIRES ON DISABILITY UNDER A STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM, AND THE RETIREE IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE PLANS WHILE RETIRED, THEN THE TRUST FUND SHALL PAY ONE-HALF OF THE RETIREE'S EMPLOYEE PREMIUM.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1041 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-580 SO AS TO ALLOW A LOCAL GOVERNING BODY WHICH IMPOSES THE LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX BY ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION OF THE TAX BY MEANS OF A JEOPARDY ASSESSMENT, TO PROVIDE THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH A JEOPARDY ASSESSMENT MAY BE ISSUED, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEANS OF WHICH THE JEOPARDY ASSESSMENT MAY BE CANCELED, STAYED, AND APPEALED.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1042 (Word version) -- Senator Anderson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-65 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH SCHOOL YEAR 2012-2013, ALL MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS OF THIS STATE SHALL PROVIDE AT LEAST THREE HOURS OF INSTRUCTION EACH YEAR TO ITS STUDENTS IN EACH GRADE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR ABOUT CRIMINAL CONDUCT OR OTHER ACTIONS MOST COMMONLY COMMITTED BY OR INVOLVING SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN OR YOUNG ADULTS THAT COULD RESULT IN INCARCERATION IN A FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL PRISON OR DETENTION FACILITY WHETHER THE CONDUCT OR ACTIONS ARE COMMITTED AS A JUVENILE OR AS AN ADULT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PROCEDURES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1043 (Word version) -- Senator Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-48 SO AS TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS, TO REQUIRE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE AND GROUP HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS TO COVER HEARING AIDS AND REPLACEMENT HEARING AIDS FOR AN INSURED WITH IMPAIRED HEARING AND WHO IS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR LESS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE SCOPE OF COVERAGE, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 1044 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-59-250, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INITIATION OF OVERPAYMENT RECOVERY EFFORTS PURSUANT TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL RECOVERY AND PROTECTION ACT, SO AS TO ADD REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING AN APPEAL.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 1045 (Word version) -- Senator Thomas: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 32 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA ZERO-BASE BUDGET ACT", TO ESTABLISH THE ZERO-BASE BUDGET COMMITTEE AND PROVIDING FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, POWERS, AND DUTIES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1046 (Word version) -- Senator Anderson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3660, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE WEARING OF A HELMET BY CERTAIN PERSONS WHO OPERATE OR RIDE UPON A TWO-WHEELED MOTORIZED VEHICLE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION APPLIES TO ALL PERSONS WHO OPERATE OR RIDE UPON A TWO-WHEELED MOTORIZED VEHICLE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1047 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-55 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE THROUGH A SCHOOL ZONE WHILE USING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE OR TEXT MESSAGING DEVICE WHEN THE SCHOOL ZONE'S WARNING LIGHTS HAVE BEEN ACTIVATED, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1048 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CREATE, STRENGTHEN, AND EXPAND LOCAL FARM AND FOOD ECONOMIES THROUGHOUT SOUTH CAROLINA BY SUPPORTING STATE POLICIES THAT ENCOURAGE STATE AGENCIES, STATE-OWNED FACILITIES, AND STATE PARTNERS TO PURCHASE LOCAL SOUTH CAROLINA FARM OR FOOD PRODUCTS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

S. 1049 (Word version) -- Senator Campbell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 41-35-120 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO DISQUALIFICATION FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON IS DISQUALIFIED FROM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AFTER TWENTY-SIX WEEKS IF THE PERSON DOES NOT APPLY FOR OR ACCEPT SUITABLE WORK OR DOES NOT ACCEPT DEPARTMENTALLY APPROVED COMMUNITY SERVICE WORK, AND TO ESTABLISH THE LENGTH OF THE DISQUALIFICATION PERIOD.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1050 (Word version) -- Senator Bryant: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 35, TITLE 41 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO REGULAR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, BY ADDING SECTION 41-35-150, TO PROVIDE THAT EACH APPLICANT FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS MUST FIRST UNDERGO A DRUG TEST, TO PROVIDE FOR A PERIOD OF INELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE BENEFITS FOR AN APPLICANT WHO TESTS POSITIVE FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, TO PROVIDE FOR NOTICE TO THE APPLICANT PRIOR TO THE TESTING, TO PROVIDE THAT AN APPLICANT MAY DISCLOSE ANY PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THAT THE APPLICANT IS TAKING TO THE PERSON ADMINISTERING THE TEST, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RETESTING AND REAPPLICATION FOR BENEFITS IF THE APPLICANT TESTS POSITIVE FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1051 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 40, TITLE 27 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT, BY ADDING SECTION 27-40-550 TO PROVIDE THAT A TENANT MAY NOT HARM THE PREMISES IN RETALIATION FOR A LANDLORD INITIATING AN EJECTMENT PROCEEDING; AND BY ADDING SECTION 27-40-810 TO PROVIDE THAT A TENANT THAT HARMS THE PREMISES IN RETALIATION FOR THE LANDLORD INITIATING AN EJECTMENT PROCEEDING MUST MAKE THE NECESSARY REPAIRS OR REIMBURSE THE LANDLORD FOR THE COSTS OF THE REPAIRS IF THE LANDLORD REPAIRS THE DAMAGES AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE LANDLORD MAY RECOVER THE COSTS OF THE REPAIRS AND ATTORNEY'S FEES IF THE TENANT DOES NOT REIMBURSE HIM.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1052 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 32(B) OF THE RULES OF THE SENATE, RELATING TO THE CONTESTED CALENDAR, TO PROVIDE THAT A BILL OR RESOLUTION MAY ONLY BE PLACED ON THE CONTESTED CALENDAR BY A MEMBER OBJECTING TO THE BILL OR BY A MEMBER OR MEMBERS DESIRING TO BE PRESENT AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND LIMITATIONS OF A MEMBER OBJECTING TO A BILL OR RESOLUTION AND A MEMBER OR MEMBERS DESIRING TO BE PRESENT ON A BILL OR RESOLUTION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Rules.

S. 1053 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 32(A) OF THE RULES OF THE SENATE, RELATING TO THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND SPECIAL ORDERS, TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF BILLS ALLOWED TO BE IN SPECIAL ORDER STATUS ON SECOND AND THIRD READING FROM THREE TO SIX; AND TO AMEND RULE 33(B) TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF BILLS ALLOWED ON SPECIAL ORDER UPON MOTION OF THE RULES COMMITTEE FROM ONE TO TWO.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Rules.

S. 1054 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS REQUIRED TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT, SO AS TO EXPAND THE DELINEATED LIST OF PERSONS REQUIRED TO REPORT TO INCLUDE SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, COACHES, CAMP COUNSELORS, ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, AND OTHER PERSONS WHOSE DUTIES REQUIRE DIRECT CONTACT OR SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN, TO PROVIDE ANY PERSON MUST REPORT SUSPECTED SEXUAL OR PHYSICAL ABUSE OF A CHILD, TO PROVIDE THAT BOARD MEMBERS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND OTHER HEADS OF ORGANIZATIONS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND SUPERVISORS ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT BY A STAFF MEMBER, TO PROVIDE FOR REPORTING TO THE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE, AND PUBLICIZE A TWENTY-FOUR HOUR, STATEWIDE, TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE REPORTING OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-410, RELATING TO THE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY NOT BE ADJUDICATED DELINQUENT FOR FAILURE TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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