South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014
Legislation Prefiled in the House

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12/11/12

H. 3002 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-17-55 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR FROM EXPENDING PUBLIC FUNDS TO HIRE OR CONTRACT WITH A PERSON WHOSE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE LOBBYING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3003 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-710, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED OF A PERSON WHEN HE PRESENTS HIMSELF TO VOTE, SO AS TO INCLUDE A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IDENTIFICATION CARD CONTAINING A PHOTOGRAPH AS ANOTHER FORM OF IDENTIFICATION AUTHORIZED TO BE ACCEPTED.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3004 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY FOR PURPOSES OF PROPERTY TAX AND THE ASSESSMENT RATIOS APPLICABLE FOR EACH CLASS OF PROPERTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OWNED BY AN ACTIVE DUTY MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES ELIGIBLE FOR AND RECEIVING THE SPECIAL FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO ALLOWED OWNER-OCCUPIED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY RETAINS THAT ASSESSMENT RATIO AND EXEMPTIONS BASED ON THAT CLASSIFICATION FOR SO LONG AS THE OWNER REMAINS ON ACTIVE DUTY IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES REGARDLESS OF DUTY STATION AND DOES NOT CLAIM THE SPECIAL FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO ON ANY OTHER RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE SERVICE MEMBER OR A MEMBER OF HIS HOUSEHOLD IN THIS STATE AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS RETAINING OF THE SPECIAL FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO MUST BE CONSTRUED AS A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3005 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-25 SO AS TO ESTABLISH EARLY VOTING PROCEDURES; TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO FURTHER DEFINE HIS DUTIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-320, RELATING TO PERSONS QUALIFIED TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT, SO AS TO INCLUDE VOTING DURING THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TIMES DURING WHICH AN ABSENTEE BALLOT MAY BE CAST.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3006 (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 2014 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 2014 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. 3007 (Word version) -- Rep. Clemmons: 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 FOUR TERMS IN THE SAME BODY, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTION TO THE SENATE IF THAT PERSON HAS SERVED TWO TERMS IN THE SAME BODY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A TERM SERVED FOR WHICH THE ELECTION WAS HELD BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2013, MAY NOT BE COUNTED AS A TERM SERVED.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3008 (Word version) -- Reps. Ballentine and Taylor: 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, 2013, MAY NOT BE COUNTED AS A TERM SERVED.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3009 (Word version) -- Rep. Ballentine: 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. 3010 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-860, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT, QUALIFICATION, IDENTIFICATION, AND CONDUCT OF A POLL WATCHER, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A POLL WATCHER MUST BE A QUALIFIED VOTER IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3011 (Word version) -- Rep. Whitmire: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 53-3-120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF PURPLE HEART DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA, SO AS TO MOVE THE DAY FROM THE THIRD SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY TO THE SEVENTH DAY OF AUGUST IN ORDER TO COINCIDE WITH THE DATE GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON ORIGINALLY AUTHORIZED THE AWARD.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3012 (Word version) -- Rep. Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 39 TO TITLE 4 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A CITIZEN RELATIONS COMMITTEE WITHIN EACH COUNTY, TO PROVIDE FOR EACH COMMITTEE'S COMPOSITION, POWERS, AND DUTIES, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE CONTINUATION OF CURRENT COMMITTEES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3013 (Word version) -- Rep. Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-25-110 SO AS TO REQUIRE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITIES TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS WITHIN THEIR SERVICE AREAS THAT MAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FOR CERTAIN QUALIFYING VETERANS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3014 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith and Bernstein: 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 TREATMENT COURT PROGRAM ACT", TO REQUIRE THE CREATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF A VETERANS TREATMENT COURT PROGRAM IN EACH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF A VETERANS TREATMENT COURT JUDGE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR REQUIREMENTS FOR AN OFFENDER TO QUALIFY FOR ADMISSION TO A VETERANS TREATMENT COURT PROGRAM.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3015 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Sellers, Bernstein and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-5-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO AUTHORIZED INVESTMENTS OF POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE INVESTMENT IN OBLIGATIONS OF AN ISRAELI CORPORATION, THE STATE OF ISRAEL, OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL, SO LONG AS THE OBLIGATION IS DENOMINATED IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS AND BEAR AN INVESTMENT GRADE RATING OF AT LEAST TWO NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED RATING SERVICES.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3016 (Word version) -- Reps. Bowen and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 75 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO ESTABLISH COOPERATIVE DUAL CREDIT HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS WHICH WILL ENABLE STUDENTS TO CONCURRENTLY OBTAIN A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND BEGIN OR COMPLETE AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM, MASTER A CERTIFICATE OR VOCATIONAL PROGRAM, OR EARN UP TO TWO YEARS OF COLLEGE CREDIT WITHIN FOUR YEARS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THESE PROGRAMS SHALL BE FUNDED, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR PILOT TESTING FOR A THREE YEAR PERIOD PRIOR TO THEIR CONVERSION STATEWIDE AS DETERMINED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3017 (Word version) -- Reps. Ballentine and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-275 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE BOARD OF ECONOMIC ADVISORS ADJUSTS ITS FORECAST FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR AFTER THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES GIVES THIRD READING TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, ANY INCREASE IN PROJECTED REVENUE ONLY MAY BE APPROPRIATED TO THE STATE NON-FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUND.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3018 (Word version) -- Reps. White, Erickson, Tallon, Allison and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-4-520, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COUNTY TAX OFFICIALS, SO AS TO REDUCE THE OBLIGATION THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ANNUALLY SHALL EXAMINE RECORDS OF ASSESSORS, AUDITORS, TREASURERS, AND TAX COLLECTORS TO A PERMISSIVE AUTHORITY TO ANNUALLY EXAMINE THESE RECORDS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-4-530, RELATING TO INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO REDUCE THE OBLIGATION THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INITIATE COMPLAINTS, INVESTIGATIONS, AND PROSECUTIONS OF VIOLATIONS TO A PERMISSIVE AUTHORITY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-30, RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT OF MULTIPLE TAXES TO BE LEVIED ON THE SAME ASSESSMENT, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DESIGNATION OF STATE TAXES TO COUNTY TAXES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-266, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR DWELLINGS HELD IN TRUST, SO AS TO REQUIRE A COPY OF THE TRUST AGREEMENT BE PROVIDED; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-290, RELATING TO THE GENERAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, SO AS TO CHANGE THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FROM PROPERTY TAXES FROM THE FIRST TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE FIRST FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THE VALUE OF THE PRIMARY RESIDENCE OF A HOMEOWNER WHO IS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO CONFORM WITH OTHER SECTIONS OF THE CODE, AND TO TRANSFER FROM THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE THE AUTHORITY TO PROMULGATE RULES AND FORMS, AND THE OBLIGATION TO REIMBURSE THE STATE AGENCY OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION FOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN EVALUATING DISABILITY UNDER THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-450, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BUSINESS INVENTORY TAX EXEMPTION, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE AMOUNT OF REIMBURSEMENT ATTRIBUTED TO DEBT SERVICE BE REDISTRIBUTED TO OTHER SEPARATE MILLAGES ONCE THE DEBT IS PAID, TO REQUIRE THE REIMBURSEMENT BE REDISTRIBUTED PROPORTIONATELY TO THE SEPARATE MILLAGES LEVIED BY THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE REDISTRIBUTION BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE MILLAGE RATES IN THE YEAR 1987, AND TO REQUIRE THE ATTRIBUTION OF THE CURRENT TAX YEAR MILLAGE RATES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-710, RELATING TO THE RETURN AND ASSESSMENT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO DELETE "OF FULL AGE AND OF SOUND MIND" AS A QUALIFIER FOR EVERY PERSON WHO MUST LIST PERSONAL PROPERTY FOR TAXATION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-715, RELATING TO THE FREQUENCY OF AD VALOREM TAXATION ON PERSONAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO ALLOW NEWLY ACQUIRED VEHICLES TO BE TAXED MORE THAN ONCE IN A TAX YEAR; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-760, RELATING TO STATEMENTS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY FOR TAXATION WHERE A PERSON REFUSES OR NEGLECTS TO DELIVER A STATEMENT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE OBLIGATION AND TO ALLOW THE PERMISSIVE AUTHORITY FOR THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO ASCERTAIN AND RETURN A LIST OF THAT PERSON'S PERSONAL PROPERTY AND TO ALLOW THAT HE MAY DENOTE REASONS FOR THE REFUSAL; TO REPEAL SECTION 12-37-850 RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURTS TO HEAR MATTERS ORIGINATED FROM THE TAXPAYER CONCERNING ALLEGATIONS OF FALSE RETURNS, TAX EVASION, OR FRAUD; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-890, RELATING TO PERSONAL PROPERTY RETURNS FOR TAXATION PURPOSES, SO AS TO DELETE LANGUAGE LISTING ANIMALS AND VEHICLES AND REPLACE WITH DESIGNATION OF PROPERTY USED IN ANY BUSINESS TO BE RETURNED TO THE COUNTY IN WHICH IT IS SITUATED FOR TAXATION PURPOSES, AND TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT ALL BANKERS' CAPITAL OR PERSONAL ASSETS RELATED TO THE BANKING BUSINESS BE RETURNED TO THE COUNTY WHERE THE BANKING HOUSE IS LOCATED FOR TAXATION PURPOSES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-900, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RETURNS, SO AS TO DELETE THE DESIGNATED DATES OF THE REQUIRED ANNUAL RETURNS OF PERSONAL AND REAL PROPERTY TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR AND TO DELETE THE AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION TO WAIVE THE PENALTIES OF FAILURE TO MAKE THIS STATEMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-940, RELATING TO VALUATION OF ARTICLES OF PERSONAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT MONEY AND BANK BILLS BE VALUED AT PAR VALUE AND THAT CREDITS BE VALUED AT THE FACE VALUE OF THE CONTRACT UNLESS THE PRINCIPAL BE PAYABLE AT A FUTURE TIME WITHOUT INTEREST AND CONTRACTS FOR THE DELIVERY OF SPECIFIC ARTICLES BE VALUED AT THE USUAL SELLING PRICE OF SUCH ITEMS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-970, RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT AND RETURN OF MERCHANTS' INVENTORIES, SO AS TO REMOVE MERCHANTS' INVENTORIES FROM THE REQUIRED ASSESSMENT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY FOR TAXATION PURPOSES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2420, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX RETURNS FOR AIRLINE COMPANIES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DATE OF FILING FROM APRIL FIFTEENTH TO APRIL THIRTIETH, AND TO DELETE LANGUAGE DESIGNATING THE FILING DEADLINES FOR AIRLINES IN YEAR 1976; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2610, RELATING TO TAX YEAR OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO VEHICLE LICENSE AND REPLACE WITH VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS, TO REMOVE REFERENCES AND PROCEDURES FOR TWO-YEAR VEHICLE LICENSES, TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR TRANSFER OF THE LICENSE FROM ONE VEHICLE TO ANOTHER, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NOTICES OF SALES BY DEALERS MUST BE MADE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES RATHER THAN THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2630, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT AN OWNER OF A VEHICLE SHALL MAKE A PROPERTY TAX RETURN TO THE AUDITOR WITHIN FORTY-FIVE DAYS OF THE VEHICLE BECOMING TAXABLE IN A COUNTY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2660, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE REGISTRATIONS, SO AS TO REDUCE THE TIME THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MUST PROVIDE A LIST OF LICENSE REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR FROM NINETY TO SIXTY DAYS AND TO UPDATE THE REQUIRED FORM OF THE LISTINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2725, RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF THE TITLE OF A VEHICLE TO ANOTHER STATE, SO AS TO CHANGE THE LOCATION OF THE RETURN OF THE LICENSE PLATE AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION FROM THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, AND TO DELINEATE THE PROCESS FOR OBTAINING A TAX REFUND FOR THE PORTION OF THE TAX YEAR REMAINING; TO REPEAL SECTION 12-37-2735 RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FUND; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-10, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF THE COUNTY AUDITOR, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE FOUR YEAR TERM OF THE AUDITOR AND TO REQUIRE HIM TO TAKE THE OATH OF OFFICE BEFORE ENTERING INTO OFFICE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO APPOINTMENT OF A DEPUTY AUDITOR, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE APPOINTMENT TO BE FILED WITH THE STATE TREASURER INSTEAD OF THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-60, RELATING TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING TAX RETURNS FROM APRIL FIFTEENTH TO APRIL THIRTIETH AND TO REDUCE THE REQUIREMENT OF PUBLIC NOTICE FOR A LOCATION TO RECEIVE RETURNS TO A PERMISSIVE AUTHORITY FOR THE PROVIDING OF THIS NOTICE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-120, RELATING TO THE POWER OF THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO ENTER INTO BUILDINGS THAT ARE NOT DWELLINGS TO DETERMINE VALUE, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DETERMINATION FROM THE VALUE OF ANY BUILDING TO THE VALUE OF ANY TAXABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-160, RELATING TO SPECIAL LEVIES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE COUNTY AUDITOR REPORT THE AMOUNT OF PROPERTIES SUBJECT TO SPECIAL LEVIES TO THE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT, BOARDS OF EDUCATION, AND BOARDS OF TRUSTEES, TO A PERMISSIVE AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE THE INFORMATION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-190, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REPORTING OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE REPORTING BE IN A NUMBER OF COLUMNS SPECIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-200, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FORMS THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE MAY PRESCRIBE, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO DETERMINE THE TYPES OF ACCEPTABLE FORMAT REQUIRED; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-220, RELATING TO OMISSION OF NEW PROPERTY FROM THE COUNTY DUPLICATE, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO NOTIFY IMMEDIATELY THE COUNTY ASSESSOR, TO ELIMINATE THE SPECIFICATION OF A TWENTY PERCENT PENALTY FOR UNPAID TAXES, TO REPLACE WITH ALL APPLICABLE PENALTIES, AND TO ELIMINATE DUPLICATE LANGUAGE IN THE CODE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-260, RELATING TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR'S RECORDS, SO AS TO REDUCE THE REQUIREMENT THAT AUDITORS KEEP RECORDS OF ALL SALES OR CONVEYANCES OF REAL PROPERTY TO A PERMISSIVE AUTHORITY TO KEEP THESE RECORDS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-270, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR'S ABATEMENT BOOK, SO AS TO REMOVE THE PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE ABATEMENT ALLOWED IN ANNUAL SETTLEMENTS BETWEEN THE AUDITOR AND THE TREASURER TO BE ACCORDING TO THE RECORD IN THE ABATEMENT BOOK; TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO COUNTY EQUALIZATION AND REASSESSMENT, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT IN ORDER TO PROVE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE FOUR PERCENT HOME ASSESSMENT RATIO, THE OWNER-OCCUPANT MUST PROVIDE PROOF THAT ALL MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED IN HIS NAME WERE REGISTERED AT THAT SAME ADDRESS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-10, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY TREASURERS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE OBLIGATION OF THE GOVERNOR TO APPOINT COUNTY TREASURERS TO MAKE IT A PERMISSIVE AUTHORITY TO DO SO; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-35, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY COUNTY TREASURERS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE REQUIREMENT OF THE FILING OF THE APPOINTMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO THE FILING WITH THE STATE TREASURER; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-40, RELATING TO THE PUBLICATION AND NOTICE OF CERTAIN TAX RATES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE OBLIGATION TO PUBLISH IN ONE NEWSPAPER, TO REQUIRE PUBLICATION IN EITHER THE PRINT MEDIA OR ELECTRONICALLY, OR BOTH, AND TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE PUBLICATION STATE THE RATE PERCENT OF THE STATE LEVY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-70, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO COLLECTION OF TAXES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE OFFICIAL CHARGED WITH COLLECTING TAXES SHALL SEND A LIST OF TAXES PAID TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES INSTEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ACCEPT THIS CERTIFICATION INSTEAD OF A TAX RECEIPT; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-90, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FORMS OF PAYMENT FOR TAXES, SO AS TO DELETE FROM THE ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT, JURY CERTIFICATES, CIRCUIT COURT WITNESS PER DIEMS, AND COUNTY CLAIMS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-120, RELATING TO DELINQUENT TAXATION, SO AS TO REPLACE THE DESIGNATION OF "CHATTEL TAX" WITH THE TERM "PERSONAL TAX"; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-180, RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT TAXES, SO AS TO ADD THE OFFICE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT DELINQUENT TAXES AS AN OFFICE AUTHORIZED TO WAIVE PENALTIES IN CASES OF IMPROPER MAILING OR ERROR; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-185, RELATING TO THE WAIVER OF PENALTIES FOR DELINQUENT TAXES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE COUNTY TREASURER TO NOTIFY THE COUNTY AUDITOR OF SUCH WAIVERS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-260, RELATING TO THE MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORTS OF COUNTY TREASURERS TO THE COUNTY SUPERVISORS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE TREASURER MUST REPORT TO THE COUNTY SUPERVISORS ON THE FIFTEENTH OF EACH MONTH AND TO ALLOW THE TREASURERS TO REPORT MONTHLY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-300, RELATING TO THE AUDITOR'S LIST OF DELINQUENT TAXES, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE AUDITOR MUST MAKE MARGINAL NOTATIONS AS TO THE REASONS THE TAXES WERE NOT COLLECTABLE, AND TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE TREASURER MUST SIGN AND SWEAR TO THE LIST BEFORE THE AUDITOR; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-420, RELATING TO THE WAIVER OF PENALTIES DUE TO ERRORS BY THE COUNTY BY A COMMITTEE MADE UP OF THE COUNTY AUDITOR, TREASURER, AND ASSESSOR, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE WAIVER MUST BE BY MAJORITY VOTE OF THE COMMITTEE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-10, RELATING TO LIENS AND SUITS FOR THE COLLECTION OF TAXES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DESIGNATION OF DEBTS PAYABLE TO THE STATE TO DEBTS PAYABLE TO THE COUNTY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-20, RELATING TO LIENS IN THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT TAXES, SO AS TO MOVE THE AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY SHERIFF TO COLLECT DELINQUENT TAXES TO THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-85, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO UNCOLLECTABLE PROPERTY TAX FOR DERELICT MOBILE HOMES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE AUTHORITY FROM THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO THE COUNTY ASSESSOR, TO DETERMINE THE REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF A MOBILE HOME, TO INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE ASSESSOR REMOVE THE DERELICT HOME FROM HIS RECORDS AND THE AUDITOR TO REMOVE THE DERELICT HOME FROM THE DUPLICATE LIST; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-910, RELATING TO THE SEIZURE OF PROPERTY SUBJECT TO A TAX LIEN BY THE SHERIFF OR COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR, SO AS TO REMOVE THE AUTHORITY OF THE SHERIFF TO LEVY AND SEIZE PROPERTY OF A DEFAULTING TAXPAYER; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-920, RELATING TO THE SEIZURE OF PROPERTY FOR TAX DEFAULT BY THE COUNTY SHERIFF OR THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR, SO AS TO REMOVE THE AUTHORITY OF THE SHERIFF TO POSSESS THE SEIZED PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-930, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OR DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO A TAX LIEN, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REFERENCE TO THE COUNTY SHERIFF; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-940, RELATING TO THE DISPOSAL OF PERSONAL PROPERTY SEIZED DUE TO A TAX LIEN BY THE COUNTY SHERIFF OR TAX COLLECTOR, SO AS TO REMOVE THE AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY SHERIFF TO ADVERTISE FOR THE SALE OF THE PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-950, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO BIDDING ON PERSONAL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO A TAX LIEN BY THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION, SO AS TO ALLOW BIDS TO BE MADE ON BEHALF OF THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-960, RELATING TO THE SALE OF PROPERTY SUBJECT TO A TAX SALE, SO AS TO REMOVE THE AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY SHERIFF; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-1110, RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF REAL PROPERTY MORTGAGES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF "TAX TITLE" FROM "A DEED FOR REAL PROPERTY AND A BILL OF SALE FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY" TO "A DEED FOR REAL PROPERTY OR A BILL OF SALE FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY"; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-1150, RELATING TO THE NOTICE TO MORTGAGEE OF A TAX SALE, SO AS TO INCLUDE IN THE INFORMATION PROVIDED THE TAX MAP NUMBER OF THE PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-1220, RELATING TO THE PROCEDURES FOR PROVIDING NOTICE OF TAX SALE OF MOBILE OR MANUFACTURED HOMES, SO AS TO SPECIFY THE FORMS OF LIENHOLDERS PROVIDED TO TAX COLLECTORS FOR NOTICE TO BE THOSE PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF MANUFACTURED HOMES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-1270, RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF THE LIENHOLDER IN A TAX SALE AND THE RIGHTS AND REMEDIES THAT ARE NOT AFFECTED BY COMPLIANCE OF THE INFORMATION PROVISIONS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE INFORMATION PROVIDED FROM THE AUDITOR TO THE ASSESSOR; TO AMEND SECTION 12-51-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAXES AND THE TREATMENT OF MOBILE HOMES AS PERSONAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT OF WRITTEN NOTICE OF THE HOMES ANNEXATION TO THE LAND BY THE HOMEOWNER TO THE AUDITOR TO REQUIRE COMPLIANCE WITH DETITLING PROVISIONS OF THE MANUFACTURED HOUSING LAW AND TO ALLOW A COUNTY TO CONTRACT IN THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT TAXES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-51-55, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BID ON PROPERTY SOLD FOR AD VALOREM TAXES, SO AS TO REMOVE THE PROVISIONS FOR THE APPLICATIONS OF THE FUNDS WHEN THE PROPERTY IS NOT REDEEMED; TO AMEND SECTION 12-51-80, RELATING TO THE SETTLEMENT BY THE TREASURER, SO AS TO INCREASE THE TIME OF SETTLEMENT TO THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS FROM THIRTY DAYS TO FORTY-FIVE DAYS AFTER THE TAX SALE; TO REPEAL SECTION 12-59-30 RELATING TO THE SUFFICIENCY OF DEEDS OF LANDS FORFEITED TO THE STATE COMMISSIONS IN YEAR 1939; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-40, RELATING TO FORFEITED LAND COMMISSIONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE LANDS FORFEITED TO COUNTY TAX COLLECTORS IN LANDS AUTHORIZED FOR SALE AND TO REMOVE THE STATE AS HOLDER OF PROPERTY HELD AND SOLD BY THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-50, RELATING TO THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REFERENCE TO DELINQUENT STATE TAXES SUBJECT TO THESE PROVISIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-70, RELATING TO FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION SALES, SO AS TO REMOVE REFERENCE TO THE SHERIFF SUBMITTING TITLE TO THE COMMISSION AND TO REFERENCE THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR SUBMITTING TITLE TO THE COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-80, RELATING TO THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION, SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE PROCEDURE FOR ACCEPTING BIDS FOR THE SALE OF FORFEITED PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-90, RELATING TO FORFEITED LANDS TAX SALES, SO AS TO REMOVE THE AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY SHERIFF TO EXECUTE DEEDS AND CONVEYANCES FOR FORFEITED LANDS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR TO EXECUTE THE DEEDS AND CONVEYANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-100, RELATING TO THE TURNING OVER OF PROCEEDS OF A DELINQUENT TAX SALE BY THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION TO THE COUNTY TREASURER AND THE TREASURER TO DEPOSITING THESE FUNDS INTO THE COUNTY GENERAL FUND, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT THE TREASURER DO SO AT THE CLOSE OF THE FISCAL YEAR AND TO DELETE REFERENCES TO THE STATE INTERESTS IN THESE PROCEEDS; TO REPEAL SECTION 12-59-110 RELATING TO FEES AND COSTS OF THE SHERIFF FOR SERVICES PROVIDED TO THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION IN REGARD TO DELINQUENT TAX SEIZURES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-120, RELATING TO THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION, SO AS TO REPLACE REFERENCE TO THE COUNTY SHERIFF WITH THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR REGARDING THE ALLOWING OF AGENTS OF THE COMMISSION ACCESS TO EXECUTIONS ISSUED FOR THE COLLECTION OF TAXES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-60-1760, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX PROTESTS, SO AS TO REPLACE THE COUNTY AUDITOR WITH THE COUNTY IN REGARD TO WHO IS OBLIGATED TO RATABLY APPORTION FEES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES, AND COSTS RESULTING IN DEFENDING A COURT ACTION, AND TO REPLACE THE COUNTY AUDITOR OR TREASURER WITH THE COUNTY AS TO WHO MAY CAUSE A MUNICIPALITY TO BE MADE A PARTY TO ANY ACTION INVOLVING A MUNICIPAL LEVY.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3019 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: 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 FIRST FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THE VALUE OF A DWELLING HOUSE AND A LOT NOT TO EXCEED ONE ACRE OF LAND OF A RESIDENT WHO CARES FOR A DISABLED CHILD IN THE DWELLING HOUSE AND IS UNABLE TO BE EMPLOYED OUTSIDE OF THE DWELLING HOUSE DUE TO THE NEEDS OF THE DISABLED CHILD.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3020 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill, Taylor and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "TAXPAYER FAIRNESS ACT"; BY ADDING SECTION 12-4-397 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE MUST INTERPRET TAX STATUTES OF THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE THAT TERMS IN THE TAX STATUTES OF THIS STATE MAY NOT BE GIVEN BROADER MEANING THAN INTENDED BY POLICY DOCUMENTS AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, TO PROVIDE THAT AMBIGUITY IN TAX STATUTES MUST BE RESOLVED IN FAVOR OF THE TAXPAYER, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO REPORT AMBIGUITIES TO CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO DEFINE "TAX STATUTES OF THIS STATE".

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3021 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons and Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 55 TO TITLE 11 SO AS TO ENACT THE IRAN DIVESTMENT ACT OF 2013 AND TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN INVESTMENTS AND CONTRACTS WITH PERSONS DEEMED TO BE ENGAGING IN INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES IN IRAN.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3022 (Word version) -- Rep. Herbkersman: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-56-130 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MUNICIPAL COURT MUST UTILIZE THE SETOFF DEBT COLLECTION ACT ON DEBTS DUE AND OWING FOR OVER A YEAR, TO PROVIDE THAT IF SETOFF IS NOT SUCCESSFUL IN THE FIRST TAXABLE YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SHALL NOTIFY THE APPROPRIATE CIRCUIT SOLICITOR TO ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DEBT, TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SETOFF, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE MUST KEEP A DIGITAL RECORD OF DEBTS SUBMITTED FOR SETOFF BY A MUNICIPAL COURT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3023 (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. 3024 (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. 3025 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-2-180, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO BINGO, RAFFLES, AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT THIS SECTION DOES NOT AUTHORIZE THE USE OF ANY DEVICE PROHIBITED BY SECTION 12-21-2710; AND TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-580, RELATING TO GAME PROMOTIONS ALLOWED BY HOLDERS OF PERMITS AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF BEER OR WINE, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT THIS ITEM DOES NOT AUTHORIZE THE USE OF ANY DEVICE PROHIBITED BY SECTION 12-21-2710.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3026 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-22-720 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE WORTHLESS CHECK UNIT OF A JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FROM ACCEPTING A CASE WHERE THE UNIT PREVIOUSLY COLLECTED FULL RESTITUTION FROM THE DRAWER OF THE CHECK BEFORE PROSECUTION ON MORE THAN THREE OCCASIONS WHEN THE AMOUNT OF FULL RESTITUTION EXCEEDS ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3027 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT RATIOS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT, IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS, AN ACTIVE DUTY MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES MAY CLAIM THE FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO REGARDLESS OF THE OWNER'S RELOCATION AND REGARDLESS OF ANY RENTAL INCOME, AND TO PROVIDE THAT AN ACTIVE DUTY MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS, MAY CLAIM THE FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO ON TWO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES SO LONG AS THE OWNER ATTEMPTS TO SELL THE FIRST RESIDENCE WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF ACQUIRING THE SECOND RESIDENCE.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3028 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-240 SO AS TO CREATE THE IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION FUND TO PROVIDE IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION FOR CERTAIN TAXPAYERS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE AN AMOUNT NECESSARY TO THE FUND FOR THE NEXT FIVE FISCAL YEARS IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3029 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1140, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEDUCTIONS FROM THE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX, SO AS TO ALLOW A DEDUCTION FOR COSTS TO PURCHASE IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3030 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3595 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT TO A TAXPAYER IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING MOTOR FUEL FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF A GENERATOR SO AS TO ENABLE THE TAXPAYER TO SELL MOTOR FUEL IN THE CASE OF AN ELECTRICAL OUTAGE, TO SPEFICFY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CREDIT MAY BE CLAIMED, AND TO PROVIDE FOR A REFUND TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE IN CASE OF CERTAIN EVENTS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3031 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3760 SO AS TO PROVIDE A REFUNDABLE TAX CREDIT FOR A TAXPAYER THAT SUSTAINS AN ACTUAL LOSS RESULTING FROM IDENTITY THEFT, TO SPECIFY THOSE TAXPAYERS ELIGIBLE FOR THE CREDIT AND THE TIME PERIODS FOR WHICH THE CREDIT IS ALLOWED, AND TO DEFINE TERMS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3032 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-9-320, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT CERTAIN PERSONS SUCCESSFULLY MUST COMPLETE A HUNTER'S EDUCATION PROGRAM BEFORE THEY ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A SOUTH CAROLINA HUNTING LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO NONRESIDENT ACTIVE DUTY, HONORABLY DISCHARGED OR RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED SERVICES WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES THAT THEY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP DURING THEIR MILITARY CAREER; AND TO PROVIDE THAT A NONRESIDENT DURING A SPECIFIED PERIOD MAY OBTAIN A LIFETIME COMBINATION LICENSE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS WHICH GRANTS THE SAME PRIVILEGES AS A STATEWIDE COMBINATION LICENSE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT A NONRESIDENT MAY OBTAIN A LIFETIME COMBINATION LICENSE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 3033 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 132 TO CHAPTER 3 OF TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES TO RECIPIENTS OF THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3034 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-10-225, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A MOTOR VEHICLE OWNER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAINTAIN PROOF OF INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN HIS MOTOR VEHICLE, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE OWNER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE MUST MAINTAIN PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN HIS MOTOR VEHICLE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MAY BE DISPLAYED ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3035 (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. 3036 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-21-1010 SO AS TO PERMIT A PERSON WHO APPLIES FOR A PARDON FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES TO REQUEST THAT THE BOARD OF PAROLES AND PARDONS RECOMMEND THE EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS, TO ALLOW RETROACTIVE APPLICATION OF THE STATUTE, TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR PERSONS PARDONED FOR A VIOLENT CRIME, TO PROVIDE AN APPLICATION FEE, AND TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE BY WHICH CRIMINAL RECORDS MAY BE EXPUNGED AND A NONPUBLIC RECORD MAINTAINED.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3037 (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. 3038 (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. 3039 (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. 3040 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford and G. R. Smith: 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. 3041 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2950, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER'S 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. 3042 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-21-680, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PAROLE VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MAGISTRATE JUDGE OF THE COUNTY, WHERE A PRISONER CHARGED WITH A PAROLE VIOLATION IS ARRESTED, INSTEAD OF A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE SHALL SET BOND FOR THE PRISONER.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3043 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 TO TITLE 23 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY; TO AMEND SECTION 1-3-240, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF CERTAIN STATE OFFICERS BY THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY"; TO AMEND SECTION 1-7-920, RELATING TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ON PROSECUTION COORDINATION, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY"; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY"; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-90, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "DIVISION OF PUBLIC SAFETY" FOR THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY"; TO AMEND SECTION 2-13-240, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO VARIOUS ENTITIES, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY"; TO AMEND SECTIONS 5-3-90, 5-7-110, 9-11-180, AS AMENDED, 10-11-80, 11-35-710, 12-28-1910, AS AMENDED, 12-28-2325, 12-45-70, AS AMENDED, 13-7-70, AS AMENDED, 13-7-160, AS AMENDED, 14-1-206, AS AMENDED, 14-1-207, AS AMENDED, 14-1-208, AS AMENDED, 14-1-212, 16-3-1410, AS AMENDED, 17-5-130, AS AMENDED, 17-22-350, AND 23-1-230, RELATING TO THE SCOPE OF THE PROVISIONS THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STRUCTURE, ORGANIZATION, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS, THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY'S CONTRIBUTIONS INTO THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM ON BEHALF OF ACTIVE HIGHWAY PATROL MEMBER EMPLOYEES, PARKING ON CERTAIN STATE PARKING LOTS, STATE PROCUREMENT CODE EXEMPTIONS, THE INSPECTION OF FUEL AND SHIPPING PAPERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, PAYING TAXES AND THE DELEGATION OF COLLECTION OF TAXES, RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING THE TRANSPORTATION OF MATERIALS, REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS, COURT ASSESSMENTS AND SURCHARGES, VICTIM ASSISTANCE SERVICES, QUALIFICATIONS AND AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR CORONERS, TRAFFIC EDUCATION PROGRAM FEES, AND THE FIRST RESPONDERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, ALL SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY"; TO AMEND CHAPTER 6, TITLE 23, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, SO AS TO REESTABLISH IT AS A DIVISION OF SLED; TO AMEND SECTIONS 23-23-30, 23-25-20, 24-5-340, 36-9-410, AS AMENDED, 38-55-530, AS AMENDED, 38-55-570, AS AMENDED, 38-77-1120, 39-9-230, AS AMENDED, 43-5-1250, 44-4-130, AS AMENDED, 54-17-60, 56-1-286, AS AMENDED, 56-1-460, AS AMENDED, 56-1-1320, 56-1-1760, 56-1-2220, 56-1-2230, 56-3-662, 56-3-663, 56-3-840, AS AMENDED, 56-5-330, 56-5-380, 56-5-765, 56-5-1270, 56-5-1300, 56-5-1320, 56-5-1330, 56-5-1340, 56-5-1350, 56-5-1520, 56-5-2930, AS AMENDED, 56-5-2933, AS AMENDED, 56-5-2945, AS AMENDED, 56-5-2951, AS AMENDED, 56-5-2953, AS AMENDED, 56-5-3660, 56-5-3670, 56-5-3680, 56-5-3690, 56-5-3900, 56-5-4030, 56-5-4035, 56-5-4070, 56-5-4075, 56-5-4140, AS AMENDED, 56-5-4160, AS AMENDED, 56-5-4170, 56-5-4840, 56-5-4880, 56-5-4970, 56-5-5015, 56-5-5080, 56-5-5120, 56-5-5140, 56-5-5810, AS AMENDED, 56-5-5870, 56-5-5880, 56-5-6170, 56-5-6525, AS AMENDED, 56-5-6560, 56-5-6565, 56-7-10, AS AMENDED, 56-7-12, 56-7-30, AS AMENDED, 56-9-350, 56-10-45, 56-10-552, AS AMENDED, 56-11-20, 56-11-40, 56-19-420, AS AMENDED, 56-35-50, 57-3-180, 58-23-50, AS AMENDED, 58-23-1120, AS AMENDED, 59-67-20, 59-67-260, 59-67-570, 61-6-2900, 61-6-4250, 61-6-4290, 63-19-1860, AND 63-19-1880, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL, THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE, RESERVE DETENTION OFFICERS, UNLAWFUL SALE OR DISPOSAL OF PERSONAL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO A SECURITY INTEREST, INSURANCE FRAUD AND REPORTING IMMUNITY, THE DISPOSITION OF UNINSURED MOTOR PREMIUMS, MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE FRAUD-REPORTING IMMUNITY ACT, THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE METRIC SYSTEM, THE STATEWIDE NETWORK OF MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS, THE EMERGENCY HEALTH POWERS ACT, ACCOUNT BALANCES RELATING TO HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES, ACTIVITIES OF THE MARITIME SECURITY COMMISSION AND THE NAVAL MILITIA, MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER'S LICENSES, THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES, THE REGULATION OF TRAFFIC TRAVELING ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS, THE ISSUANCE OF TRAFFIC TICKETS, VERIFICATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE, THE CONFISCATION OF REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES AND LICENSE PLATES, THE UNINSURED ENFORCEMENT FUND, THE ROAD TAX ON MOTOR CARRIERS, THE PROMULGATION OF REGULATIONS RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER AND WHOLESALER LICENSES, MOTOR VEHICLE CERTIFICATES OF TITLE, DIESEL IDLING RESTRICTIONS, PERMITS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, MOTOR VEHICLE CARRIERS, THE TRANSPORTATION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN, THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL ACT, THE CONDITIONAL RELEASE OF A JUVENILE, AND THE APPOINTMENT OF JUVENILE PROBATION COUNSELORS, ALL SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY", OR "DIVISION OF PUBLIC SAFETY"; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 23-3-10, 23-3-680, AND 23-3-690, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF SLED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ITS DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS ARE TRANSFERRED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3044 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS WHO KNOWINGLY SOLICIT, PERSUADE, ENCOURAGE, OR ENTICE A LICENSED DEALER OR PRIVATE SELLER OF FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION IN VIOLATION OF STATE OR FEDERAL LAW, OR KNOWINGLY PROVIDE THAT PERSON WITH MATERIALLY FALSE INFORMATION TO DECEIVE HIM ABOUT THE LEGALITY OF A TRANSFER OF A FIREARM OR AMMUNITION, OR WILFULLY PROCURE ANOTHER PERSON TO ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES ARE GUILTY OF A FELONY, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES, AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS THAT RELATE TO THESE OFFENSES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3045 (Word version) -- Reps. Long and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 12 TO TITLE 23 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION OF ANIMAL ABUSERS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3046 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 8 TO CHAPTER 21, TITLE 24 SO AS TO ENACT THE "FRIENDSHIP NINE ACT", TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE WHEREBY A PERSON WHO MAY OBTAIN A PARDON FOR A CONVICTION FOR CONDUCT RELATED TO THE PROTESTING OR CHALLENGING OF A STATE LAW, OR A COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE WHOSE PURPOSE WAS TO MAINTAIN RACIAL SEGREGATION OR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION OF INDIVIDUALS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3047 (Word version) -- Rep. Hardwick: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-5-581 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO GIG FOR FLOUNDER IN SALT WATERS DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS, TO DEFINE THE TERM "DAYLIGHT HOURS", AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 3048 (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. 3049 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-650, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COCKFIGHTING, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR THE OFFENSE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3050 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: 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 REVISE THE DEFINITION TO INCLUDE CLASS D, E, AND F FELONIES, CLASS A, B, AND C MISDEMEANORS, AND OFFENSES CLASSIFIED AS EXEMPT WHICH ARE PUNISHABLE BY A MAXIMUM TERM OF IMPRISONMENT OF ONE YEAR OR MORE, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO IS FOUND GUILTY OF, OR PLEADS GUILTY OR NOLO CONTENDRE TO, A "NO PAROLE OFFENSE" IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY RELEASE FROM INCARCERATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION RELATED TO THE YOUTHFUL OFFENDER ACT; AND BY ADDING CHAPTER 29 TO TITLE 14 SO AS TO ENACT THE "MIDDLE COURT PROCESSES ACT", TO REQUIRE THE CREATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF A MIDDLE COURT PROCESS IN EACH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF A MIDDLE COURT JUDGE, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR AN OFFENDER TO QUALIFY FOR ADMISSION TO A MIDDLE COURT PROCESS, AND TO REQUIRE FUNDING OF THE MIDDLE COURT PROCESS BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3051 (Word version) -- Reps. Limehouse and Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-15-55, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO BOND AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE CIRCUIT COURT TO REVOKE BOND UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE COMMISSION OF A SUBSEQUENT VIOLENT CRIME BY A PERSON RELEASED ON BOND IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE AND TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL PENALTY IF A PERSON COMMITS A GENERAL SESSIONS COURT OFFENSE WHILE ON RELEASE ON BOND.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3052 (Word version) -- Reps. Limehouse and 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 CREATE GRADUATED PENALTIES FOR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3053 (Word version) -- Reps. Taylor, Pitts, Harrell, White, Delleney, Merrill, Clemmons, Bannister, Wells, J. R. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Hiott, Barfield, Hardee, Ballentine, Toole, Brannon, Allison, Wood, Bowen, Hardwick, Goldfinch, Hamilton, Loftis, Bedingfield, Stringer, Limehouse, Hixon and Kennedy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-465, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFULLY CARRYING A PISTOL OR FIREARM ONTO THE PREMISES OF A BUSINESS SELLING ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS, BEER, OR WINE FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION, SO AS TO INCLUDE IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE CARRYING A FIREARM INTO A BUSINESS SELLING ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS, BEER, OR WINE WHEN A SIGN IS POSTED PROHIBITING CONCEALABLE WEAPONS, REFUSING TO LEAVE OR REMOVE THE FIREARM FROM THE PREMISES WHEN ASKED, AND WHILE CONSUMING ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS, BEER, OR WINE, AND TO REVISE THE PENALTY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3054 (Word version) -- Rep. G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT OF 2013" BY ADDING CHAPTER 12 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. 3055 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 22-3-915 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MAGISTRATE MAY NOT COMMENCE A TRIAL OR ANOTHER PROCEEDING, OR REQUIRE AN ATTORNEY TO APPEAR OR BE PRESENT IN COURT, ON SATURDAY, SUNDAY, OR AFTER FIVE O'CLOCK ON A WEEKDAY EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN MINIMUM LEVELS OF COMPENSATION FOR JURORS AND OVERTIME PAY FOR COURT PERSONNEL IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3056 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-19-115 SO AS TO REQUIRE CANDIDATES FOR MAGISTRATES COURT TO BE SCREENED BY THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION BEFORE THEY MAY BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR BY AND WITH THE CONSENT OF THE SENATE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3057 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-22-50, AS AMENDED, AND SECTION 17-22-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS WHO MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR PARTICIPATION IN A PRETRIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM AND PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY, RESPECTIVELY, BOTH SO AS TO ALLOW A PERSON TO PARTICIPATE IN A PROGRAM MORE THAN ONCE WITH THE SOLICITOR'S CONSENT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3058 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-2712, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SEIZURE AND DESTRUCTION OF UNLAWFUL MACHINES, BOARDS, AND OTHER DEVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF LAWFUL MACHINES, BOARDS, AND OTHER DEVICES BY A MAGISTRATE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE CERTIFICATION MUST BE IN WRITING, TO ALLOW A MAGISTRATE TO CHARGE A FEE FOR THE CERTIFICATION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CERTIFICATION MUST BE MAINTAINED ON THE PREMISES OF THE BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT AT ALL TIMES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3059 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-13-180 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FROM CONFISCATING OR SEIZING A CELL PHONE, VIDEO RECORDER, OR OTHER ELECTRONIC RECORDING DEVICE AT THE SCENE OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATION OR LAWFUL ARREST UNLESS ITS USE SUBSTANTIALLY IMPEDES OR INTERFERES WITH THE INVESTIGATION OR ARREST, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR UNLAWFUL SEIZURE OF A DEVICE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE RETURN OF THE DEVICE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3060 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 44-53-370 AND 44-53-375, BOTH AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BOTH RELATING TO POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, AND TRAFFICKING IN CERTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO REMOVE MANDATORY MINIMUM PENALTIES AND ALLOW PERSONS WHO COMMIT CERTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OFFENSES TO BE PAROLED AND PARTICIPATE IN SUPERVISED FURLOUGH, COMMUNITY SERVICE, WORK RELEASE, WORK CREDITS, EDUCATION CREDITS, AND GOOD CONDUCT CREDITS PROGRAMS; AND TO CREATE A STUDY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE STATE'S DRUG LAWS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP AND STAFFING OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY COMMITTEE'S TERMINATION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3061 (Word version) -- Rep. McCoy: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-95 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP AND DISTRIBUTE MODEL POLICIES CONCERNING THE NATURE AND RISK OF CONCUSSIONS SUSTAINED BY STUDENT ATHLETES, TO REQUIRE EACH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DEVELOP ITS OWN POLICY, TO REQUIRE THE REVIEW OF THE POLICY BY STUDENT ATHLETES AND THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS, TO REQUIRE THE REMOVAL FROM PLAY AND MEDICAL EVALUATION OF A STUDENT ATHLETE BELIEVED TO HAVE SUSTAINED A CONCUSSION DURING PLAY, TO ALLOW FOR THE EVALUATION TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY A VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, AND TO PROVIDE THAT LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3062 (Word version) -- Rep. Pope: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-13-510, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FINANCIAL IDENTITY FRAUD, SO AS TO REVISE AND BROADEN THE DEFINITION OF "PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION", TO DEFINE THE TERM "FINANCIAL RESOURCES", AND TO PROVIDE VENUE FOR PROSECUTION OF AN IDENTITY FRAUD OFFENSE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3063 (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. 3064 (Word version) -- Rep. McCoy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-29, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ATTEMPTED MURDER, SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF ATTEMPTED MURDER OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AND PROVIDE A MANDATORY MINIMUM PENALTY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3065 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 10.1 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO PERSONS WHO MAY BE ADMITTED TO THE HOUSE CHAMBER WHEN THE HOUSE IS IN SESSION, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A MEMBER OF THE STAFF OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE FROM ADMITTANCE TO THE HOUSE CHAMBER WHEN THE HOUSE IS IN SESSION IN THE SAME MANNER THAT LOBBYISTS ARE PROHIBITED ADMITTANCE.

Referred to Committee on Rules

H. 3066 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 18 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16 SO AS TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR A PERSON CONVICTED OF A CRIME CONTAINED IN THIS CHAPTER WITH THE INTENT TO ASSAULT, INTIMIDATE, OR THREATEN A PERSON BECAUSE OF HIS RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, SEX, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 16-11-510 AND 16-11-520, BOTH AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MALICIOUS INJURY TO PERSONAL AND REAL PROPERTY, RESPECTIVELY, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES FOR MALICIOUS INJURY TO REAL PROPERTY OFFENSES AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR PERSONS WHO MALICIOUSLY INJURE PERSONAL OR REAL PROPERTY OF ANOTHER PERSON WITH THE INTENT TO ASSAULT, INTIMIDATE, OR THREATEN THAT PERSON.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3067 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: 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 SO AS 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. 3068 (Word version) -- Rep. Long: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-650, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COCKFIGHTING, SO AS TO INCREASE THE FINES AND PENALTIES FOR THE OFFENSE, CREATE A NEW OFFENSE OF BEING PRESENT AT A STRUCTURE, FACILITY, OR LOCATION WHERE COCKFIGHTING IS TAKING PLACE, AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR MINORS PRESENT WHEN COCKFIGHTING IS TAKING PLACE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3069 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-23-540 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF THEFT OF A FIREARM AND PROVIDE A PENALTY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3070 (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. 3071 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, Clemmons and Mack: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO FIX NOON ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013, AS THE TIME TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS, SEAT 3, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS, SEAT 4, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A JUDGE TO A NEWLY CREATED SEAT FOR THE CIRCUIT COURT, AT LARGE, SEAT 14, WHOSE TERM WILL BE FROM JULY 1, 2013, UNTIL JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A JUDGE TO A NEWLY CREATED SEAT FOR THE CIRCUIT COURT, AT LARGE, SEAT 15, WHOSE TERM WILL BE FROM JULY 1, 2013, UNTIL JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A JUDGE TO A NEWLY CREATED SEAT FOR THE CIRCUIT COURT, AT LARGE, SEAT 16, WHOSE TERM WILL BE FROM JULY 1, 2013, UNTIL JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 3, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013, AND TO FILL THE SUBSEQUENT FULL TERM WHICH WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 3, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 3, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013, AND TO FILL THE SUBSEQUENT FULL TERM WHICH WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 4, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 3, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A JUDGE TO A NEWLY CREATED SEAT FOR THE FAMILY COURT, AT LARGE, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL BE FROM JULY 1, 2013, UNTIL JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A JUDGE TO A NEWLY CREATED SEAT FOR THE FAMILY COURT, AT LARGE, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL BE FROM JULY 1, 2013, UNTIL JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A JUDGE TO A NEWLY CREATED SEAT FOR THE FAMILY COURT, AT LARGE, SEAT 3, WHOSE TERM WILL BE FROM JULY 1, 2013, UNTIL JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A JUDGE TO A NEWLY CREATED SEAT FOR THE FAMILY COURT, AT LARGE, SEAT 4, WHOSE TERM WILL BE FROM JULY 1, 2013, UNTIL JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A JUDGE TO A NEWLY CREATED SEAT FOR THE FAMILY COURT, AT LARGE, SEAT 5, WHOSE TERM WILL BE FROM JULY 1, 2013, UNTIL JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A JUDGE TO A NEWLY CREATED SEAT FOR THE FAMILY COURT, AT LARGE, SEAT 6, WHOSE TERM WILL BE FROM JULY 1, 2013, UNTIL JUNE 30, 2019; AND TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SEAT 5, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2013.

Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

H. 3072 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-31-250 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A BUSINESS ENTITY, PROPERTY OWNER, OR PUBLIC OR PRIVATE EMPLOYER FROM CREATING OR MAINTAINING A POLICY WHICH PROHIBITS A PERSON FROM STORING LEGALLY POSSESSED AMMUNITION OR A FIREARM IN AN ENCLOSED COMPARTMENT OR AREA WITH THE PERSON'S PRIVATELY-OWNED LOCKED MOTOR VEHICLE, AND TO PROVIDE CIRCUMSTANCES FOR WHICH A PERSON MAY BRING A CIVIL ACTION AGAINST A BUSINESS ENTITY, PROPERTY OWNER, OR PUBLIC OR PRIVATE EMPLOYER.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3073 (Word version) -- Rep. Sandifer: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT "BRIANNA'S LAW"; TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-85, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF HOMICIDE BY CHILD ABUSE, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE OR DEATH IF THE STATE SEEKS THE DEATH PENALTY FOR MURDER.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3074 (Word version) -- Rep. Stavrinakis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-7-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKETS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND OTHER PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO PROSECUTE THOSE OFFENSES TO REISSUE A UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET FOR ANOTHER OFFENSE INCIDENT TO A PLEA NEGOTIATION OR AGREEMENT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3075 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-1730, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE TO HEAR MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE STATE GRAND JURY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON INDICTED BY A STATE GRAND JURY FOR A BAILABLE OFFENSE MUST HAVE A BOND HEARING WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS AND BE RELEASED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3076 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 18-3-30, AS AMENDED, AND SECTION 22-3-1000, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TIME FOR A MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL AND APPEALS IN MAGISTRATES COURT, SO AS TO INCREASE THE TIME PERIOD IN WHICH A MOTION FOR A NEW TRIAL OR APPEAL MAY BE FILED AND TO EXTEND THE TIME PERIOD FURTHER IN THE INTERESTS OF JUSTICE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3077 (Word version) -- Rep. Pope: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-3-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CIVIL JURISDICTION OF THE MAGISTRATES COURT, SO AS TO INCREASE THE CIVIL JURISDICTION FROM SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3078 (Word version) -- Rep. Merrill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-970, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM IMPACT FEES AUTHORIZED TO BE LEVIED UNDER THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEE ACT, SO AS TO EXEMPT FROM THE IMPACT FEE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, OR SECONDARY SCHOOL FACILITY, OR REPLACING, RENOVATING, OR REPAIRING AN ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, OR SECONDARY SCHOOL FACILITY, DESIGNED AND USED PRIMARILY FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF STUDENTS, AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS RETROACTIVE TO JULY 1, 2008.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3079 (Word version) -- Rep. Merrill: 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. 3080 (Word version) -- Rep. Crosby: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-605 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO IMPEDE THE NORMAL BREATHING OR BLOOD CIRCULATION OF ANOTHER PERSON WITHOUT CONSENT BY INTENTIONALLY APPLYING PRESSURE TO THE OTHER PERSON'S THROAT OR NECK OR OBSTRUCTING THE OTHER PERSON'S NOSE OR MOUTH AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-25-65, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OF A HIGH AND AGGRAVATED NATURE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO VIOLATES SECTION 16-25-20 IS GUILTY OF THE OFFENSE OF CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OF A HIGH AND AGGRAVATED NATURE WHEN THE PERSON COMMITS A VIOLATION OF SECTION 16-3-605.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3081 (Word version) -- Rep. Merrill: 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. 3082 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill and G. R. Smith: 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, 2013, 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. 3083 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CONTENTS OF A PERSON'S STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN OTHER DISCLOSURES WHICH MUST BE MADE BY A FILER ON HIS STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3084 (Word version) -- Rep. Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-17-165 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE GOVERNING BODY OF EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THIS STATE SHALL CREATE A STUDENT BULLYING ADVISORY COUNCIL TO BE MADE UP OF STUDENTS AND PARENTS SELECTED BY THE GOVERNING BODY TO ADVISE THE GOVERNING BODY ON MATTERS RELATING TO STUDENT ON STUDENT BULLYING PROBLEMS, AND ON SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS THE GOVERNING BODY SHALL DETERMINE.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3085 (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. 3086 (Word version) -- Reps. Daning and J. E. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-112-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO IN-STATE TUITION RATES FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR DEPENDENTS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, SO AS TO REVISE THE CRITERIA UNDER WHICH VETERANS WHO ARE HONORABLY DISCHARGED AND THEIR DEPENDENTS MAY RECEIVE IN-STATE TUITION RATES.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3087 (Word version) -- Rep. Merrill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VARIOUS CHARTER SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS, POWERS, AND DUTIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CHARTER SCHOOL LOCATED ON A FEDERAL MILITARY INSTALLATION OR BASE WHERE THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES HAVE MADE BUILDINGS, FACILITIES, AND GROUNDS ON THE INSTALLATION OR BASE AVAILABLE FOR USE BY THE CHARTER SCHOOL, AS ITS PRINCIPAL LOCATION, ALSO MAY GIVE ENROLLMENT PRIORITY TO OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE STUDENTS WHO ARE DEPENDENTS OF MILITARY PERSONNEL LIVING IN MILITARY HOUSING ON THE BASE OR INSTALLATION OR WHO ARE CURRENTLY STATIONED AT THE BASE OR INSTALLATION NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY PERCENT OF THE TOTAL ENROLLMENT OF THE CHARTER SCHOOL.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3088 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-17-145 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING JULY 1, 2013, A SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THIS STATE MAY NOT PAY MEMBERSHIP DUES OR FEES TO ANY EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION OR ORGANIZATION AND INSTEAD IS REQUIRED TO REDIRECT ANY SUCH FUNDING AVAILABLE TO CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3089 (Word version) -- Reps. Pope, Tallon and Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1140, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEDUCTIONS ALLOWED FROM SOUTH CAROLINA TAXABLE INCOME OF AN INDIVIDUAL FOR PURPOSES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA INCOME TAX ACT, SO AS TO ALLOW A MAXIMUM THREE THOUSAND DOLLAR A YEAR DEDUCTION FOR VOLUNTEER STATE CONSTABLES DESIGNATED BY THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION AS STATE CONSTABLES AND TO PROVIDE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS DEDUCTION.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3090 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 2, ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE SUPREME COURT, SO AS TO INCREASE FROM FIVE TO SEVEN THE NUMBER OF JUSTICES COMPRISING THE SUPREME COURT ON JULY 31, 2016; AND TO AMEND SECTION 3, ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE SUPREME COURT, SO AS TO CONFIGURE THE TERMS OF THE NEW AND EXISTING ASSOCIATE JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT SO THAT, BEGINNING IN 2016, THE TERMS OF TWO ASSOCIATE JUSTICES SHALL EXPIRE EVERY TWO YEARS WITH ALL ASSOCIATE JUSTICES THEN BEING ELECTED TO SIX YEAR TERMS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3091 (Word version) -- Rep. Henderson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 33-56-55, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS AND LOCAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BEING EXEMPT FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE SOLICITATION OF CHARITABLE FUNDS ACT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THESE PROVISIONS ALSO DO NOT APPLY TO AN ATHLETIC, BAND, OR OTHER EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY BOOSTER CLUB OR ORGANIZATION AFFILIATED WITH A K-12 SCHOOL IF THE ORGANIZATION IS A 501(c)(3) TAX-EXEMPT ENTITY PROPERTY FILING ALL FEDERAL AND STATE REPORTING FORMS REQUIRED OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING FORM 990.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3092 (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. 3093 (Word version) -- Rep. J. E. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 67 TO TITLE 12 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA ABANDONED BUILDINGS REVITALIZATION ACT", TO PROVIDE THAT A TAXPAYER MAKING INVESTMENTS OF A CERTAIN SIZE IN REHABILITATING AN ABANDONED BUILDING BASED ON THE POPULATION OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION IN WHICH THE BUILDING IS LOCATED MAY AT THE TAXPAYER'S OPTION RECEIVE SPECIFIED INCOME TAX CREDITS OR CREDITS AGAINST THE PROPERTY TAX LIABILITY.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3094 (Word version) -- Rep. Long: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-1-180, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ADJOURNMENT OF THE ANNUAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR SINE DIE ADJOURNMENT ON THE LAST THURSDAY BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY IN MAY RATHER THAN THE FIRST THURSDAY IN JUNE AND DELETE THE AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE SESSION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3095 (Word version) -- Rep. Daning: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 44 TO TITLE 11 SO AS TO ENACT THE "BILL WYLIE ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACT OF 2013" 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, TO ESTABLISH THE CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR THE CREDIT, AND TO MAKE THE CREDIT TRANSFERABLE.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3096 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "STATE HEALTH CARE FREEDOM ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-285 SO AS TO NOT ELECT TO ESTABLISH OR OPERATE AN AMERICAN HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE FEDERAL "PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT" OF 2010.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3097 (Word version) -- Rep. Bales: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 56, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DRYCLEANING FACILITY RESTORATION TRUST FUND, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, SPECIFY THE USE AND PURPOSE OF THE FUND, AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO EXPEND MONIES FROM THE FUND FOR ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL SITES PRIOR TO OBTAINING EVIDENCE OF CONTAMINATION AT THE SITE, AND CLARIFY WHAT FACILITIES ARE EXCLUDED FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE FUND AND THE EFFECT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE FUND IF A FACILITY IS SEEKING EXEMPTION FROM THE FUND; AND TO DELETE OBSOLETE PROVISIONS, REORGANIZE PROVISIONS, AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 3098 (Word version) -- Rep. Spires: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-81-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE A RESIDENT OR HIS REPRESENTATIVE TO PROVIDE THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE FACILITY CERTAIN NOTICE OF THE INTENT OF THE RESIDENT TO VOLUNTARILY RELOCATE TO ANOTHER FACILITY, AND TO PROVIDE THE FACILITY MAY CHARGE THE RESIDENT THE EQUIVALENT OF THIRTY DAYS OCCUPANCY FOR FAILURE TO GIVE THIS NOTICE.

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

H. 3099 (Word version) -- Rep. Nanney: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-17-2310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ENTITIES REQUIRED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING, MODIFYING, AND ENFORCING CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS, SO AS TO ALSO REQUIRE THESE ENTITIES TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION TO CLERKS OF COURT FOR THE SAME PURPOSE IN CASES NOT BEING ADMINISTERED PURSUANT TO TITLE IV-D OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3100 (Word version) -- Reps. Chumley and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC PROCEEDINGS FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 36 TO TITLE 1 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE AND DIRECT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO DEFEND THE RIGHTS OF ANY CITIZEN WHILE PARTICIPATING IN ANY ACTION OF ANY BOARD, COMMISSION, COUNCIL, OR OTHER INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO FREE EXERCISE OF SPEECH AND RELIGION UNDER THE FIRST AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND SECTION 2, ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895; TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS FROM ENFORCING OR ATTEMPTING TO ENFORCE LAWS THAT VIOLATE THIS CHAPTER; AND TO ESTABLISH CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND CIVIL LIABILITY FOR VIOLATING THIS CHAPTER.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3101 (Word version) -- Reps. Chumley, Taylor and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA FREEDOM OF HEALTH CARE PROTECTION ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 21 TO CHAPTER 71, TITLE 38 SO AS TO RENDER NULL AND VOID CERTAIN UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKING CONTROL OVER THE HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND MANDATING THAT INDIVIDUALS PURCHASE HEALTH INSURANCE UNDER THREAT OF PENALTY; TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS FROM ENFORCING OR ATTEMPTING TO ENFORCE SUCH UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS; AND TO ESTABLISH CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND CIVIL LIABILITY FOR VIOLATING THIS ARTICLE.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3102 (Word version) -- Rep. Forrester: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT "JAIDON'S LAW"; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1680, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CONTENTS, APPROVAL, AND AMENDMENT OF A PLACEMENT PLAN DEVELOPED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES FOR A CHILD REMOVED FROM THE CUSTODY OF HIS OR HER PARENTS, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE VISITATION RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARENTS UNDER THE PLACEMENT PLAN; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1690, RELATING TO CONTENTS OF A PLACEMENT PLAN WHEN THE CONDITIONS FOR REMOVAL OF A CHILD FROM THE CUSTODY OF HIS OR HER PARENTS INCLUDE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ABUSE BY THE PARENTS, SO AS TO MAKE THE CONTENTS OF THE PLAN MANDATORY, RATHER THAN IN THE DISCRETION OF THE COURT; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1710, RELATING TO CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES SHALL FILE A PETITION TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL FILE THIS PETITION IF THE PARENT IS CONVICTED OF HOMICIDE BY CHILD ABUSE, OR AIDING OR ABETTING TO COMMIT HOMICIDE BY CHILD ABUSE, OF ANOTHER CHILD OF THE PARENT; TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL FILE THIS PETITION IF A PARENT FAILED THREE HAIR-STRAND DRUG TESTS OVER A NINE-MONTH PERIOD; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL FILE SUCH A PETITION IF A PARENT FAILED TWICE IN A TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF A TREATMENT PLAN OR PLACEMENT PLAN; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1940, RELATING TO COURT-ORDERED PLACEMENT OF A PERSON IN THE CENTRAL REGISTRY FOR CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT SHALL ORDER THAT A PERSON BE PLACED IN THE REGISTRY IF THE PERSON GAVE BIRTH TO THE CHILD AND THE CHILD TESTED POSITIVE FOR DRUGS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-2570, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO GROUNDS FOR TERMINATING PARENTAL RIGHTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT TERMINATING THESE RIGHTS ON THE GROUNDS OF SEVERE AND REPETITIVE ABUSE OR NEGLECT INCLUDES HOSPITALIZATION OF A CHILD FOR MORE THAN FOURTEEN DAYS DUE TO ABUSE OR NEGLECT; TO INCLUDE IN THE GROUNDS FOR TERMINATING THESE RIGHTS A PARENT'S ADDICTION TO ALCOHOL OR ILLEGAL DRUGS OR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION ABUSE WHEN THE PARENT'S ADDICTION IS UNLIKELY TO CHANGE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME; AND TO PROVIDE AS A GROUND FOR TERMINATING THESE RIGHTS A PARENT BEING CONVICTED OF MURDER, VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, OR HOMICIDE BY CHILD ABUSE OF ANOTHER CHILD OF THE PARENT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3103 (Word version) -- Rep. Crosby: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-115-35 SO AS TO REQUIRE A PHYSICIAN, UPON REQUEST OF A PATIENT, TO TRANSMIT THE PATIENT'S MEDICAL RECORD TO THE HOSPITAL AT WHICH THE PATIENT HAS BEEN OR IS SCHEDULED TO BE HOSPITALIZED WHEN THE PHYSICIAN IS NOT THE PATIENT'S ATTENDING PHYSICIAN AT THE HOSPITAL; TO REQUIRE THE PHYSICIAN TO TRANSMIT A SUMMARY OF THE MEDICAL RECORD ON A FORM DEVELOPED AND PUBLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL; AND TO REQUIRE TRANSMISSION OF THE RECORD TO BE CONDUCTED SO AS TO MAINTAIN CONFIDENTIALITY.

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

H. 3104 (Word version) -- Rep. Stavrinakis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-5-65, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP CURRICULA AND OTHER WRITTEN MATERIALS TO EDUCATE STUDENTS, SCHOOL PERSONNEL, AND PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ABOUT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE; AND TO REQUIRE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO MAINTAIN A LIST OF SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES THAT PROVIDE SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WHO MAY BE VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3105 (Word version) -- Rep. Delleney: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 11-27-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS THAT CERTAIN FINANCING AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO BY A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY TO ACQUIRE AN ASSET IS SUBJECT TO REFERENDUM APPROVAL IF THE PRINCIPAL BALANCE OF THE FINANCING AGREEMENT WHEN ADDED TO THE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY'S EXISTING LIMITED BONDED INDEBTEDNESS EXCEEDS EIGHT PERCENT OF THE ASSESSED VALUE OF TAXABLE PROPERTY IN THE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY, SO AS TO EXTEND THE DEFINITION OF "FINANCING AGREEMENT" TO INCLUDE THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, OR REPAIR OF ANY ASSET OF THE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR CERTAIN REFINANCING AGREEMENTS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3106 (Word version) -- Rep. Crosby: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-250, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION ALLOWED PERSONS OVER THE AGE OF SIXTY-FIVE YEARS, OR DISABLED, OR LEGALLY BLIND, SO AS TO INCREASE THE EXEMPTION AMOUNT FROM THE FIRST FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE FIRST SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE HOMESTEAD; AND TO AMEND JOINT RESOLUTION 406 OF 2000, RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS, SO AS TO DELETE AN OBSOLETE REFERENCE TO THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3107 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3632 SO AS TO ALLOW A REFUNDABLE STATE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX CREDIT EQUAL TO TEN PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT AND ANNUALLY TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT IN INCREMENTS OF TWO AND ONE-HALF PERCENT UNTIL THE CREDIT EQUALS TWENTY PERCENT.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3108 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-3-21 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SCHEDULED TO CONVENE JANUARY 9, 2015, MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MUST RECEIVE TOTAL ANNUAL COMPENSATION FOR THEIR LEGISLATIVE SERVICE FOR A REGULAR SESSION IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS, TO PROVIDE THAT THIS COMPENSATION CONSISTS OF PER DIEM AND SALARY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SALARY PORTION OF COMPENSATION THE MEMBER RECEIVES MUST BE REDUCED BY PER DIEM RECEIVED BY THE MEMBER FOR ATTENDANCE AT AN EXTRA SESSION AND PROVIDE THAT EXPENSES OR OTHER PER DIEM REIMBURSED OR OTHERWISE PAID TO MEMBERS ARE IN ADDITION TO COMPENSATION, AND TO REQUIRE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO APPROPRIATE THE SALARY PORTION OF COMPENSATION IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 9-9-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GARS), SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT "EARNABLE COMPENSATION" USED IN THE CALCULATION OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS UNDER GARS DOES NOT INCLUDE SALARY.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3109 (Word version) -- Reps. Crosby and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-86 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A ZERO-BASE BUDGET REVIEW ON A TEN YEAR SCHEDULE OF EACH STATE AGENCY, BEGINNING WITH APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015, TO PROVIDE FOR ESTABLISHING THE SCHEDULE, AND TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3110 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons and Goldfinch: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA GIVING BACK TO OUR VETERANS ACT" 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 PHASE IN THIS DEDUCTION OVER FOUR YEARS; 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. 3111 (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. 3112 (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. 3113 (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. 3114 (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. 3115 (Word version) -- Rep. Merrill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-27-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE AID TO SUBDIVISIONS ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015, THE AMOUNT REQUIRED TO BE APPROPRIATED TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND IS THE AMOUNT APPROPRIATED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014, INCREASED ANNUALLY AND CUMULATIVELY BY THE INCREASE IN THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AMOUNT REQUIRED TO BE APPROPRIATED ANNUALLY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND AND FOUR AND ONE-HALF PERCENT OF STATE GENERAL FUND REVENUES IN THE LATEST STATE FISCAL YEAR MUST BE CREDITED TO THE STATE HIGHWAY FUND.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3116 (Word version) -- Reps. Taylor, Bedingfield and Edge: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 34 TO TITLE 12 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA FAIR TAX ACT", TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE ACT AND DEFINITIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR JUDICIAL GUIDANCE FOR INTERPRETATION OF THE ACT AND THE IMPOSITION OF THE TAX, TO PROVIDE FOR CREDITS AND REFUNDS, TO PROVIDE FOR A FAMILY CONSUMPTION ALLOWANCE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE TAX BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE ACT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR COLLECTIONS, APPEALS, AND TAXPAYER RIGHTS; TO PROVIDE FOR SPECIAL RULES RELATED TO INTERMEDIATE SALES, TAXABLE GAMING SERVICES, PURCHASES BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISES, MIXED-USE PROPERTY OR SERVICES, AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS; TO PROVIDE FOR TAXATION OF FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION SERVICES, TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SALE OF A COPYRIGHT OR TRADEMARK, CERTAIN EXCLUSIONS FROM TAXATION, TAXATION RELATED TO THE PURCHASE OF TAXABLE PROPERTY OR SERVICES SUBJECT TO AN EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT, TAXABLE PROPERTY OR SERVICES GIVEN AS A GIFT, PRIZE, REWARD, OR AS REMUNERATION FOR EMPLOYMENT BY A REGISTERED PERSON, AND TO PROVIDE FOR TAX TREATMENT FOR INVENTORY HELD BY A TRADE OR BUSINESS ON THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST OF THE YEAR THAT THIS ACT IS ENACTED; TO PROVIDE FOR FUNDING TO THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FUND, THE STATE PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING FUND, THE SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1984 FUND, FUNDING FOR MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES, AND THE TOURISM EXPENDITURE REVIEW COMMITTEE; TO PROVIDE FOR A SPECIAL VOTE TO AMEND OR REPEAL THIS ACT WITHIN THREE YEARS OF ITS ENACTMENT AND REFERENDUM FOR CHANGES AFTER THE FOURTH YEAR; AND TO REPEAL CHAPTERS 6, 8, 11, 13, 16, 36, 58, AND 62 OF TITLE 12 RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA INCOME TAX, AND INCOME TAX WITHHOLDING, THE BANK TAX, THE BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION TAX, THE SOUTH CAROLINA ESTATE TAX, THE SOUTH CAROLINA SALES TAX, THE TAXPAYER BILL OF RIGHTS, AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA MOTION PICTURE INCENTIVE ACT ALL REPLACED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA FAIR TAX ACT.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3117 (Word version) -- Rep. Loftis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER RESTRUCTURING ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 1 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER TO BE HEADED BY THE STATE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER WHO IS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE FOR A TERM OF SIX YEARS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT INCLUDING TECHNOLOGY PROCUREMENT; TO AMEND SECTIONS 11-35-40, 11-35-70, AND 11-35-310, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF AND DEFINITIONS USED IN THE CONSOLIDATED PROCUREMENT CODE, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING AMENDMENTS AND TO DELETE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS PERTAINING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 1-11-430, 11-35-820 AND 11-35-1580 RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO GOVERN THE USE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3118 (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. 3119 (Word version) -- Rep. Daning: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3630, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MANNER IN WHICH A MOTORCYCLE MUST BE OPERATED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO TRANSPORT A PERSON WHO IS SEVEN YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER ON A MOTORCYCLE.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3120 (Word version) -- Rep. Crosby: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 TO TITLE 23 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE POLICE; TO AMEND SECTION 1-3-240, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF CERTAIN STATE OFFICERS BY THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM THE "DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "DIRECTOR OF THE STATE POLICE"; TO AMEND SECTION 1-7-920, RELATING TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ON PROSECUTION COORDINATION, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "DIRECTOR OF THE STATE POLICE"; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "STATE POLICE"; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-90, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "DIVISION OF PUBLIC SAFETY" FOR THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY"; TO AMEND SECTION 2-13-240, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO VARIOUS ENTITIES, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "STATE POLICE"; TO AMEND SECTIONS 5-3-90, 5-7-110, 9-11-180, AS AMENDED, 10-11-80, AS AMENDED, 11-35-710, AS AMENDED, 12-28-1910, AS AMENDED, 12-28-2325, 12-45-70, AS AMENDED, 13-7-70, AS AMENDED, 13-7-160, AS AMENDED, 14-1-206, AS AMENDED, 14-1-207, AS AMENDED, 14-1-208, AS AMENDED, 14-1-212, 16-3-1410, AS AMENDED, 17-5-130, AS AMENDED, 17-22-350, AND 23-1-230, RELATING TO THE SCOPE OF THE PROVISIONS THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STRUCTURE, ORGANIZATION, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS, THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY'S CONTRIBUTIONS INTO THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM ON BEHALF OF ACTIVE HIGHWAY PATROL MEMBER EMPLOYEES, PARKING ON CERTAIN STATE PARKING LOTS, STATE PROCUREMENT CODE EXEMPTIONS, THE INSPECTION OF FUEL AND SHIPPING PAPERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, PAYING TAXES AND THE DELEGATION OF COLLECTION OF TAXES, RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING THE TRANSPORTATION OF MATERIALS, REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS, COURT ASSESSMENTS AND SURCHARGES, VICTIM ASSISTANCE SERVICES, QUALIFICATIONS AND AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR CORONERS, TRAFFIC EDUCATION PROGRAM FEES, AND THE FIRST RESPONDERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, ALL SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "STATE POLICE" OR "DIVISION OF PUBLIC SAFETY"; TO AMEND CHAPTER 6, TITLE 23, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, SO AS TO REESTABLISH IT AS A DIVISION OF THE STATE POLICE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 23-23-30, AS AMENDED, 23-25-20, 24-5-340, 36-9-410, 38-55-530, AS AMENDED, 38-55-570, AS AMENDED, 38-77-1120, 39-9-230, AS AMENDED, 43-5-1250, AS AMENDED, 44-4-130, AS AMENDED, 54-17-60, 56-1-286, AS AMENDED, 56-1-460, AS AMENDED, 56-1-1320, 56-1-1760, 56-1-2220, 56-1-2230, 56-3-662, 56-3-663, AS AMENDED, 56-3-840, AS AMENDED, 56-5-330, 56-5-380, 56-5-765, 56-5-1270, 56-5-1300, 56-5-1320, 56-5-1330, 56-5-1340, 56-5-1350, 56-5-1520, 56-5-2930, AS AMENDED, 56-5-2933, AS AMENDED, 56-5-2945, AS AMENDED, 56-5-2951, AS AMENDED, 56-5-2953, AS AMENDED, 56-5-3660, 56-5-3670, 56-5-3680, 56-5-3690, 56-5-3900, 56-5-4030, 56-5-4035, 56-5-4070, 56-5-4075, 56-5-4140, AS AMENDED, 56-5-4160, AS AMENDED, 56-5-4170, 56-5-4840, 56-5-4880, 56-5-4970, 56-5-5015, 56-5-5080, 56-5-5120, 56-5-5140, 56-5-5810, AS AMENDED, 56-5-5870, 56-5-5880, 56-5-6170, 56-5-6525, AS AMENDED, 56-5-6560, 56-5-6565, 56-7-10, 56-7-12, 56-7-30, AS AMENDED, 56-9-350, 56-10-45, 56-10-552, AS AMENDED, 56-11-20, 56-11-40, 56-15-420, 56-19-420, AS AMENDED, 56-35-50, 57-3-180, 58-23-50, AS AMENDED, 58-23-1120, AS AMENDED, 59-67-20, 59-67-260, 59-67-570, 61-6-2900, 61-6-4250, 61-6-4290, 63-19-1860, AND 63-19-1880, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL, THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE, RESERVE DETENTION OFFICERS, UNLAWFUL SALE OR DISPOSAL OF PERSONAL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO A SECURITY INTEREST, INSURANCE FRAUD AND REPORTING IMMUNITY, THE DISPOSITION OF UNINSURED MOTOR PREMIUMS, MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE FRAUD-REPORTING IMMUNITY ACT, THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE METRIC SYSTEM, THE STATEWIDE NETWORK OF MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS, THE EMERGENCY HEALTH POWERS ACT, ACCOUNT BALANCES RELATING TO HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES, ACTIVITIES OF THE MARITIME SECURITY COMMISSION AND THE NAVAL MILITIA, MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER'S LICENSES, THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES, THE REGULATION OF TRAFFIC TRAVELING ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS, THE ISSUANCE OF TRAFFIC TICKETS, VERIFICATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE, THE CONFISCATION OF REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES AND LICENSE PLATES, THE UNINSURED ENFORCEMENT FUND, THE ROAD TAX ON MOTOR CARRIERS, THE PROMULGATION OF REGULATIONS RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER AND WHOLESALER LICENSES, MOTOR VEHICLE CERTIFICATES OF TITLE, DIESEL IDLING RESTRICTIONS, PERMITS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, MOTOR VEHICLE CARRIERS, THE TRANSPORTATION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN, THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL ACT, THE CONDITIONAL RELEASE OF A JUVENILE, AND THE APPOINTMENT OF JUVENILE PROBATION COUNSELORS, ALL SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "STATE POLICE" OR "DIVISION OF PUBLIC SAFETY"; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 23-3-10, 23-3-680, AND 23-3-690, ALL RELATING TO THE CREATION OF SLED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ITS DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS ARE TRANSFERRED TO THE STATE POLICE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3121 (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. 3122 (Word version) -- Rep. Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-3910 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A DRIVER OR OCCUPANT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE TO SMOKE A TOBACCO PRODUCT WHILE A CHILD OF PRESCHOOL AGE IS ALSO AN OCCUPANT OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3123 (Word version) -- Rep. Crosby: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-3-790 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MUST CONDUCT A NOISE STUDY WHEN IT PLANS TO CONSTRUCT, EXPAND, OR IMPROVE AN INTERSTATE OR UNITED STATES HIGHWAY.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

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

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3125 (Word version) -- Rep. Hodges: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "MICROENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 55 TO TITLE 11 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SHALL ESTABLISH THE MICROENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM TO PROMOTE AND FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF MICROENTERPRISES IN THIS STATE AND TO DEFINE "MICROENTERPRISE" AS A BUSINESS, WHETHER NEW OR EXISTING, INCLUDING STARTUP, HOME-BASED, AND SELF EMPLOYMENT, WITH FIVE OR FEWER EMPLOYEES; TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL AWARD GRANTS TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO MAKE LOANS AND DEVELOP LOAN SOURCES; TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA TO BE CONSIDERED IN AWARDING GRANTS; TO PROVIDE THAT APPROPRIATED FUNDS MAY BE AWARDED AS A GRANT TO MICROLOAN DELIVERY ORGANIZATIONS AND THAT SUCH GRANTS MUST BE MATCHED BY NONSTATE FUNDS; TO PROVIDE THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH GRANT FUNDS MAY BE EXPENDED; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN PROVISIONS THAT MUST BE IN A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT AND A STATEWIDE MICROLENDING SUPPORT ORGANIZATION; AND TO REQUIRE THE STATE TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3126 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-1-310 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO IMPLEMENT AUTOMATED PAYMENT, DETECTION, AND RECOVERY PROCEDURES TO ENSURE THAT MEDICAID IS BILLED FOR ELIGIBLE CORRECTIONAL INPATIENT HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES; TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO IMPLEMENT CERTAIN TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE CLAIM ACCURACY, TO PREVENT AND IDENTIFY ERRORS IN OVERBILLING, AND TO RECOVER VALID CLAIM OVERPAYMENTS; TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO CONTRACT FOR SERVICES TO PERFORM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ACT; AND TO PROVIDE THAT SAVINGS GENERATED BY THIS ACT MUST BE USED, TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, TO SECURE THE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES USED IN CARRYING OUT THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ACT.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3127 (Word version) -- Rep. Bingham: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 77 TO TITLE 39 SO AS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN DISCLOSURES WITH THE SALE OF SECONDHAND BEDDING, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3128 (Word version) -- Reps. Bedingfield, Taylor and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA REGULATORY REFORM ACT"; TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-23-122 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OR A COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY NOT AMEND OR OTHERWISE CHANGE AN AMENDMENT UNDER GENERAL ASSEMBLY REVIEW, AND ONLY THE AGENCY THAT SUBMITTED THE REGULATION FOR REVIEW MAY AMEND OR OTHERWISE CHANGE THE LANGUAGE OF A REGULATION IT SUBMITS FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY REVIEW; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION OF AN AUTOMATIC APPROVAL AND TO INSTEAD PROVIDE AN AUTOMATIC VOTE IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-125, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN NOTICE REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3129 (Word version) -- Rep. Merrill: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-112-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A STUDENT WHO IS NOT DOMICILED IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND WHO HAS NOT BEEN GRANTED AN OUT-OF-STATE TUITION RATE WAIVER SHALL COMMIT TO PAYING THE OUT-OF-STATE TUITION RATE FOR FOUR YEARS BEFORE HE MAY BE ACCEPTED TO A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3130 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-150-357 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT APPROPRIATIONS MADE TO A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING FROM THE LOTTERY EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT MUST BE REFLECTED IN ITS BUDGET.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3131 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-3-110 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION WITH FINAL APPELLATE AUTHORITY OVER DECISIONS RENDERED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3132 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith and G. R. 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, 2013, 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. 3133 (Word version) -- Rep. Spires: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-11-200, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR PRACTICING OR ATTEMPTING TO PRACTICE AS A CONTRACTOR WITHOUT A LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PERSON WHO ENGAGES IN THIS PRACTICE OR WHO UNDER A FALSE PRETENSE USES IMPERMISSIBLY ANOTHER PERSON'S VALID CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE TO PRACTICE OR ATTEMPT TO PRACTICE AS A CONTRACTOR MUST PAY A FINE OF TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND IS GUILTY OF A FELONY FOR WHICH IF CONVICTED HE MUST SERVE ONE YEAR IN PRISON; TO AMEND SECTION 40-11-100, RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION MAY IMPOSE FOR A VIOLATION OF THE LAW GOVERNING THE LICENSURE OF CONTRACTORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE NO MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN PENALTIES MAY BE ASSESSED AGAINST AN ENTITY OR INDIVIDUAL IN A DAY, AND THAT AN ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY IMPOSED FOR A FIRST OFFENSE MAY NOT EXCEED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-11-110, RELATING TO CIVIL PENALTIES FOR A PERSON WHO VIOLATES A PROVISION REGARDING THE LICENSURE OF CONTRACTORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONTRACTORS' LICENSING BOARD MAY IMPOSE A PENALTY OF UP TO TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR A VIOLATION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3134 (Word version) -- Rep. Nanney: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 29-3-330, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO METHODS OF ENTERING A SATISFACTION OF MORTGAGE IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE MORTGAGEE OF RECORD, THE OWNER OR HOLDER OF THE DEBT INSTRUMENT SECURED BY THE MORTGAGE, THE TRUSTEE OR BENEFICIARY OF A DEED OF TRUST, OR THE LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE OR ATTORNEY-IN-FACT OF ANY OF THOSE PARTIES MAY EXECUTE A MORTGAGE SATISFACTION OR DEED OF TRUST RELEASE, AND TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE AND FORM FOR USE IN THIS EXECUTION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3135 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 40 TO TITLE 40 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF PROFESSIONAL BONDSMEN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS, TO PROVIDE LICENSURE, EDUCATION, REGISTRATION, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL BONDSMEN, TO PROVIDE OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 38-53-10, 38-53-80, 38-53-85, 38-53-90, 38-53-100, 38-53-140, 38-53-150, 38-53-160, 38-53-180, 38-53-190, 38-53-200, 38-53-220, AND 38-53-260, ALL RELATING TO THE PROFESSION OF BONDSMEN, SO AS TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO PROFESSIONAL BONDSMEN; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 38-53-110, 38-53-230, 38-53-280, 38-53-290, 38-53-300, 38-53-310 AND 38-53-330 ALL RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF PROFESSIONAL BONDSMEN.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3136 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-1-425, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SCHOOL CALENDAR AND MAKE-UP DAYS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A DISTRICT MAY NOT DESIGNATE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY AS A POTENTIAL MAKE-UP DAY WHEN THE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3137 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-53-65 SO AS TO PROVIDE A BAIL BONDSMAN OR RUNNER MAY ASSIST ANOTHER BAIL BONDSMAN IN THE APPREHENSION, ARREST, AND SURRENDER OF THE DEFENDANT EVEN IF THE ASSISTING BAIL BONDSMAN OR RUNNER IS NOT EMPLOYED OR APPOINTED BY THE BAIL BONDSMAN WHO IS SURETY FOR THE DEFENDANT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3138 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-53-85, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL BONDSMEN, SO AS TO CHANGE THE SIX-HOUR ANNUAL CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT TO A THREE-HOUR BIENNIAL REQUIREMENT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3139 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-19-220 SO AS TO REQUIRE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK FOR LICENSURE TO PRACTICE FUNERAL SERVICES, AND TO MAKE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK OPTIONAL TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION WHEN CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION IN CONNECTION WITH A DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING AGAINST A PERSON LICENSED TO CONDUCT FUNERAL SERVICES; BY ADDING SECTION 40-19-267 SO AS TO REQUIRE A POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION OF A BODY BEFORE THE BODY MAY BE CREMATED, AND TO SPECIFY BY WHAT MEANS THIS POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION MAY BE MADE; TO AMEND SECTION 40-19-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS RELEVANT TO THE LICENSURE OF EMBALMERS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS, SO AS TO DEFINE ADDITIONAL TERMS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-19-200, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION, SO AS TO ELIMINATE A CRIMINAL PENALTY AND INCREASE THE MAXIMUM FINE; TO AMEND SECTION 40-19-235, RELATING TO LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS OF AN APPLICANT FOR LICENSURE AS AN EMBALMER OR FUNERAL DIRECTOR WHO HOLDS A VALID LICENSE FROM ANOTHER STATE, SO AS TO ALTER THE EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-19-240, RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATION OF AN APPRENTICE AS AN EMBALMER OR FUNERAL DIRECTOR, SO AS TO ALTER THE REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT STATUS AND WORK REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, TO REQUIRE SPECIFIC TASKS TO MEET THE MANDATORY CASE WORK REQUIREMENTS, AND TO REQUIRE THE PRESENCE OF AN APPRENTICE BY A PRECEPTOR ON THE PREMISES WHERE AN APPRENTICE IS CONDUCTING AN EMBALMING OR FUNERAL SERVICE WHEN HE PERFORMS THOSE SERVICES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-19-250, RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE ANNUAL REQUIREMENT OF CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS, TO IMPOSE A MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS OF HOURS COMPLETED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICE MAY RANDOMLY AUDIT THESE RECORDS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-19-265, RELATING TO PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FUNERAL HOMES, SO AS TO PROVIDE A CREMATORY MUST MAINTAIN ADEQUATE REFRIGERATION FOR THE RETENTION OF BODIES.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3140 (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. 3141 (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. 3142 (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 NEGLECT 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. 3143 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 45-1-15 SO AS TO REQUIRE NOTICE OF BEDBUG INFESTATION TO A TRANSIENT GUEST OF A HOTEL OR SIMILAR LODGING; BY ADDING SECTION 27-40-445 SO AS TO REQUIRE NOTICE OF BEDBUG INFESTATION TO A TENANT UNDER THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT; AND BY ADDING SECTION 15-75-70 SO AS TO REQUIRE NOTICE OF BEDBUG INFESTATION TO A PERSON SEEKING TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN A CHARITABLE OR EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE SHELTER, AMONG OTHER THINGS.

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

H. 3144 (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. 3145 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 27-37-45 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR EXPEDITED EJECTMENTS OF CERTAIN TENANTS BY LANDLORDS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-21-1010, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MAGISTRATES FEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE A FEE FOR FILING AN EXPEDITED EJECMENT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3146 (Word version) -- Rep. Daning: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-59-30, 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. 3147 (Word version) -- Reps. Pope and Tallon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 42-1-160, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING THE DEFINITIONS OF "INJURY" AND "PERSONAL INJURY" IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION, SO AS TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF AN EMPLOYEE SEEKING WORKERS' COMPENSATION FOR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY STRESS, MENTAL INJURY, OR MENTAL ILLNESS, AND TO ADD MENTAL ILLNESS TO RELATED CONDITIONS THAT ARE NOT COMPENSABLE IF RESULTING FROM AN EVENT INCIDENTAL TO NORMAL RELATIONS BETWEEN AN EMPLOYEE AND EMPLOYER.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3148 (Word version) -- Rep. R. L. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-7-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF HAIR BRAIDING, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE USE OF ARTIFICIAL HAIR; TO AMEND SECTION 40-7-350, RELATING TO BARBER EDUCATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE A SCHOOL OFFERING HAIR BRAIDING COURSEWORK AND A PERSON TEACHING HAIR BRAIDING COURSEWORK MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE BOARD, AND TO PROVIDE LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR A HAIR BRAIDING TEACHER; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-7-255, RELATING TO HAIR BRAIDING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE.

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

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

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3150 (Word version) -- Reps. Goldfinch and Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-17-760 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA MILITARY SERVICE INTEGRITY AND PRESERVATION ACT OF 2013", TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO, WITH THE INTENT OF SECURING A TANGIBLE BENEFIT OR PERSONAL GAIN, KNOWINGLY AND FALSELY REPRESENTS HIMSELF TO HAVE SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES OR TO HAVE BEEN AWARDED A DECORATION, MEDAL, RIBBON, OR OTHER DEVICE AUTHORIZED BY CONGRESS OR PURSUANT TO FEDERAL LAW FOR THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3151 (Word version) -- Rep. Spires: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 22 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 Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3152 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill and G. R. Smith: 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. 3153 (Word version) -- Rep. Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-25 SO AS TO ESTABLISH EARLY VOTING PROCEDURES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN EARLY VOTING PERIOD TO BEGIN THIRTY DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO FURTHER DEFINE HIS DUTIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-320, RELATING TO PERSONS QUALIFIED TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT, SO AS TO INCLUDE VOTING DURING THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TIMES DURING WHICH AN ABSENTEE BALLOT MAY BE CAST.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

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