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

PREFILED BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR DECEMBER 18, 2012

S. 116 (Word version) -- Senator Setzler: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO SEEK THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED STATES PREVENTIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATION AGAINST PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN-BASED SCREENING FOR PROSTATE CANCER FOR MEN IN ALL AGE GROUPS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 117 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-66-75 SO AS TO REQUIRE A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO GIVE A PATIENT AN OPPORTUNITY TO AUTHORIZE DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION TO DESIGNATED FAMILY MEMBERS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE INVOLVEMENT OF THESE FAMILY MEMBERS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS IN THE TREATMENT OF THE PATIENT; TO SPECIFY WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIGN AN AUTHORIZATION MUST BE PROVIDED TO A PATIENT AND TO SPECIFY THE CONTENTS OF THE AUTHORIZATION; AND TO PROVIDE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL IMMUNITY FOR GOOD FAITH DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-66-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE ADULT HEALTH CARE CONSENT ACT, SO AS TO DEFINE "PATIENT" AND "TREATMENT" AND TO AMEND OTHER DEFINITIONS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 118 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2725, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CANCELLATION OF A LICENSE PLATE AND REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE WHEN A VEHICLE OWNER MOVES OUT OF STATE AND THE PRORATED PROPERTY TAX REFUND DUE ON THAT CANCELLATION, SO AS TO ALLOW THE APPROPRIATE RECEIPT ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ACTUAL LICENSE PLATE AND CERTIFICATE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-220, RELATING TO THE DISCOVERY OF UNTAXED PROPERTY FOR PURPOSES OF PROPERTY TAXES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DUTIES OF THE ASSESSOR WITH RESPECT TO THIS PROPERTY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-54-85, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TIME LIMITS APPLICABLE FOR ASSESSING DELINQUENT TAXES, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING AMENDMENT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 119 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: 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, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERSONS QUALIFIED TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT, SO AS TO INCLUDE VOTING DURING THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 120 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-1680 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE NUMBER OF VOTING MACHINES THAT MUST BE AT A POLLING PLACE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE HISTORIC AVERAGE VOTER TURNOUT MUST BE USED TO DETERMINE THE CORRECT NUMBER OF MACHINES, AND TO PROVIDE HOW TO CALCULATE THE HISTORIC AVERAGE VOTER TURNOUT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 121 (Word version) -- Senator Reese: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 48-39-370 SO AS TO ALLOW A PROPERTY OWNER TO APPLY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO PROTECT PROPERTY FROM THE WATERS OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, TO SET FORTH THE PERMIT PROCESS, AND TO SPECIFY THE AUTHORIZED METHODS OF PROTECTION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

S. 122 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-410 OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO OPERATION OF THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY, SO AS TO MAKE CERTAIN TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-450, RELATING TO REGISTRATION WITH THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN OFFENDER SHALL REGISTER IN PERSON WITH THE SHERIFF OF THE OFFENDER'S PRIMARY COUNTY OF REGISTRATION, AND ANY AND ALL REQUIRED LOCATIONS, WHETHER PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY; TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-460, RELATING TO REGISTRATION AND REREGISTRATION WITH THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN OFFENDER SHALL REGISTER AND REREGISTER WITH THE SHERIFF OF THE OFFENDER'S PRIMARY COUNTY OF REGISTRATION, AND ANY AND ALL REQUIRED LOCATIONS, WHETHER PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY, AND TO DEFINE "TEMPORARY ADDRESS", "RESIDENCE", AND "HABITUALLY LIVES OR RESIDES"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-480, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF FAILURE TO REGISTER WITH THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN OFFENDERS SHALL REGISTER WITH THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY WITHIN THREE BUSINESS DAYS OF A NOTIFICATION OF THE DUTY TO REGISTER.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 123 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 19 TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PERMANENT AND EMERGENCY CIVIL NO-CONTACT ORDERS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DURATION OF CIVIL NO-CONTACT ORDERS, TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION OF CIVIL NO-CONTACT ORDERS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 124 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 33-44-303, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LIABILITY OF MEMBERS OR MANAGERS OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MEMBER OR MANAGER CANNOT BE HELD PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR A DEBT, OBLIGATION, OR LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE AND TO REMOVE FROM THE COMMENTS LANGUAGE THAT STATES THAT MEMBERS OR MANAGERS WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTS OR OMISSIONS TO THE EXTENT THAT THOSE ACTS OR OMISSIONS WOULD BE ACTIONABLE IN CONTRACT OR TORT AGAINST THE MEMBER OR MANAGER IF THAT PERSON WERE ACTING IN AN INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 125 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-140, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INSURANCE PROVIDED TO ELIGIBLE ENTITIES BY THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD THROUGH THE INSURANCE RESERVE FUND, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD IS AUTHORIZED TO OFFER INSURANCE COVERAGE TO A LOCAL COUNCIL ON AGING OR OTHER ENTITY PROVIDING COUNTYWIDE SERVICES FOR THE AGING, HOWEVER ESTABLISHED, IF THE PROVIDER IS FUNDED BY THE OFFICE ON AGING OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 126 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1810 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE NUMBER OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES TO BE ISSUED TO MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD, TO PROVIDE THAT THE NUMBER OF PLATES ISSUED SHALL EQUAL THE NUMBER OF PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES OR MOTORCYCLES REGISTERED IN SUCH PERSON'S NAME IN THIS STATE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1815, RELATING TO ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES AUTHORIZED FOR RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD, TO PROVIDE THAT SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES MAY BE ISSUED TO A RETIRED MEMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD AND TO A MEMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE GUARD WHO IS A RESIDENT OF THE STATE FOR A PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE OR MOTORCYCLES OWNED OR LEASED BY A MEMBER OR A RETIREE ONLY AFTER THE CURRENT STOCK OF SOUTH CAROLINA GUARD, NATIONAL GUARD, AND SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD RETIRED LICENSE PLATES IS EXHAUSTED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1820, RELATING TO THE DURATION OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES MUST BE ISSUED FOR BIENNIAL PERIODS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 127 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 6, CHAPTER 38, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO HEAD AND SPINAL CORD INJURIES, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA BRAIN INJURY LEADERSHIP COUNCIL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION AND APPOINTMENT OF THE COUNCIL, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE COUNCIL.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 128 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, BY ADDING SECTION 59-5-170, TO ESTABLISH THE DIVISION OF INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS WITHIN THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND AUTHORITY OF THE DIVISION;
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 129 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-21-910, RELATING TO REPRIEVES AND COMMUTATION OF DEATH SENTENCES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROBATION, PAROLE, AND PARDON SERVICES BOARD MAY NOT RECOMMEND TO THE GOVERNOR THAT AN ALIEN UNLAWFULLY IN THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BE GRANTED A REPRIEVE OR COMMUTATION OF HIS SENTENCE; TO AMEND SECTION 24-21-920, RELATING TO CLEMENCY IN OTHER CASES, TO PROVIDE THAT ALIENS UNLAWFULLY IN THE UNITED STATES MAY NOT BE GRANTED CLEMENCY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 24-21-950, RELATING TO GUIDELINES FOR DETERMINING THE ELIGIBILITY OF A PARDON, TO PROVIDE THAT AN ALIEN UNLAWFULLY IN THE UNITED STATES IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO BE PARDONED.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Corrections and Penology.

S. 130 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-755 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON FORMER PUBLIC OFFICIALS, MEMBERS, OR EMPLOYEES SERVING AS A LOBBYIST OR ACCEPTING EMPLOYMENT IN THE FIELD OF FORMER SERVICE, TO ESTABLISH A ONE YEAR WAITING PERIOD BEFORE A FORMER PUBLIC OFFICIAL, MEMBER, OR EMPLOYEE MAY BE COMPENSATED TO COMMUNICATE WITH HIS FORMER AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT TO INFLUENCE THEIR ACTIONS; AND TO PROVIDE A COMPLETE PROHIBITION ON EMPLOYMENT THAT INVOLVES A MATTER IN WHICH HE DIRECTLY AND SUBSTANTIALLY PARTICIPATED DURING HIS PUBLIC SERVICE OR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 131 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL AMEND SECTION 22-8-40 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME MAGISTRATES, TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE UNIFORM BASE SALARY FOR MAGISTRATES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 132 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI, CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE ADJUTANT GENERAL, THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE, AND THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT FOLLOWING THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 2018, THEY MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, TO SERVE AT HIS PLEASURE AND TO BE REMOVABLE BY HIM FOR ANY REASON; PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 4, ARTICLE XIII, RELATING TO THE ADJUTANT GENERAL AND HIS STAFF OFFICERS, SO AS TO UPDATE REFERENCES TO HIS TITLE AND MILITARY RANK, AND TO PROVIDE THAT UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS PROVISION, HE MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR IN THE MANNER REQUIRED BY SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI; PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT BY ADDING SECTION 7A TO ARTICLE VI, RELATING TO STATE OFFICERS, SO AS TO ABOLISH THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE, AND PROVIDE FOR ITS FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES TO BE DEVOLVED UPON THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN THE MANNER THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW; AND PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1, ARTICLE XI, RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO ABOLISH THE BOARD EFFECTIVE UPON THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION BEING APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 133 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF SECTION 8-13-320(9) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE THAT COMPLAINTS AGAINST MEMBERS OR STAFF, INCLUDING STAFF ELECTED TO SERVE AS OFFICERS OF OR CANDIDATES FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, MUST BE FILED WITH THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-320(10)(D), TO PROVIDE THAT A FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE REGARDING A VERIFIED COMPLAINT FILED BY THE COMMISSION MUST BE PROVIDED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OR SENATE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEE, AS APPROPRIATE, FOR DISPOSITION; TO AMEND 8-13-320(10)(I), TO PROVIDE THAT A FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE REGARDING A VERIFIED COMPLAINT FILED BY AN INDIVIDUAL MUST BE PROVIDED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OR SENATE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEE, AS APPROPRIATE, FOR DISPOSITION; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-510, TO PROVIDE THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEES MUST EACH BE COMPRISED OF TEN MEMBERS WITH FIVE MEMBERS FROM THE MAJORITY PARTY AND FIVE MEMBERS FROM THE MINORITY PARTY; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-520, TO PROVIDE THAT EACH LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEE MUST MAKE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC A COMPILATION OF THE PRINCIPLES SET FORTH IN ITS ADVISORY OPINIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-530, TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF EACH LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEE; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-540, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROCESS AND PROCEDURE FOR DISPOSITION OF ETHICS COMPLAINTS REFERRED TO THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEES; TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8, BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-545, TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPOSITION OF PENALTIES AND THE DISPOSITION OF TECHNICAL VIOLATIONS BY THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEES; TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8, BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1317, TO PROHIBIT MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM RECEIVING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS DURING THE ANNUAL REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8, BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1341, TO PROHIBIT LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP POLITICAL ACTIONS COMMITTEES; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-755, TO PROVIDE THAT FORMER MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY NOT LOBBY FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS AFTER LEAVING OFFICE; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8, BY ADDING ARTICLE 12, TO REQUIRE ANNUAL PERSONAL FINANCE DISCLOSURES FROM ELECTED OFFICIALS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE FILING DEADLINE, THE INFORMATION THAT MUST BE DISCLOSED, PENALTIES, AND FOR THE DISPOSITION OF INADVERTENT AND UNINTENTIONAL VIOLATIONS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 134 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen, Setzler, Malloy, Jackson and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 156 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHILD DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM WHICH IS A FULL DAY, FOUR-YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM FOR AT-RISK CHILDREN WHICH MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED CHILDREN IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN THE STATE, TO ESTABLISH PRIORITY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO ESTABLISH ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO ESTABLISH PROVIDER STANDARDS, TO TASK THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS WITH ACTING AS ADMINISTRATORS OF THE PROGRAM, TO ESTABLISH STANDARDS FOR THE PROGRAM, AND TO SET THE FUNDING LEVEL OF THE PROGRAM.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 135 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-27-115 SO AS TO PLACE THE DIRECTORS OF THE COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS UNDER THE GENERAL SUPERVISION OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH BY REGULATION THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PERSON TO SERVE AS THE DIRECTOR OF A COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS, TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH MANDATORY TRAINING CERTIFICATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DIRECTORS OF THE COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS, AND TO REQUIRE COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS TO MEET AT LEAST FOUR TIMES EACH CALENDAR YEAR; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-110, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL COUNTIES MUST HAVE A SINGLE BOARD OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-260, RELATING TO THE CHEROKEE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-290, RELATING TO THE DILLON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE DILLON COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-320, RELATING TO THE GREENVILLE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE GREENVILLE COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-325, RELATING TO THE GREENWOOD COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE GREENWOOD COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-335, RELATING TO THE HORRY COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE HORRY COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-415, RELATING TO THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-430, RELATING TO THE WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 136 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-27-05 SO AS TO ENTITLE CHAPTER 27 THE "SOUTH CAROLINA WHISTLEBLOWER AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PROTECTION ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 8-27-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REWARDS FOR REPORTS RESULTING IN SAVINGS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR CAP ON REWARDS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-27-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CIVIL ACTIONS AGAINST AN EMPLOYING PUBLIC BODY FOR RETALIATION AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE WHO REPORTS A VIOLATION OF STATE OR FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATION, SO AS TO REMOVE THE ONE-YEAR LIMITATION ON THE PERIOD DURING WHICH THE EMPLOYEE IS PROTECTED FROM ADVERSE EMPLOYMENT ACTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL REMEDIES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 137 (Word version) -- Senator Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-286, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE OF A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE FOR HAVING AN UNLAWFUL ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES TO INCLUDE REQUIRING AN OFFENDER WHO OPERATES A VEHICLE TO HAVE AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-400, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF A LICENSE, A LICENSE RENEWAL OR ITS RETURN, AND ISSUANCE OF A LICENSE THAT RESTRICTS THE DRIVER TO ONLY OPERATING A VEHICLE WITH AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE INSTALLED, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF AN INTERLOCK RESTRICTED LICENSE AND ITS CONTENTS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE ISSUED TO A PERSON WHOSE VEHICLE IS INSTALLED WITH AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVISE AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL OFFENSES THAT REQUIRE THE INSTALLATION OF AN IGNITION INTERLOCK RESTRICTED DEVICE AS A PENALTY, TO REVISE THE DRIVER'S LICENSE SUSPENSION PERIOD FOR A PERSON WHO CHOOSES TO OR NOT TO HAVE AN INTERLOCK DEVICE INSTALLED ON HIS VEHICLE, AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WHO CHOOSE NOT TO HAVE AN INTERLOCK DEVISE INSTALLED ON THEIR VEHICLES AFTER BEING CONVICTED OF CERTAIN DRIVING OFFENSES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-748, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE TO PERSON'S WHO ARE INELIGIBLE TO OBTAIN A SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1320, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A PROVISIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT GIVES CERTAIN PERSONS AUTHORITY TO ISSUE A PROVISIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE AND REVIEW CANCELLATIONS AND SUSPENSION OF DRIVER'S LICENSES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2941, RELATING TO PENALTIES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED FOR DRIVING A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS, SO AS TO PROVIDE DURING THE OFFENSES THAT REQUIRE THE INSTALLATION OF AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE AS A PENALTY, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A PERSON WHO IS INCAPABLE OF OPERATING AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE, TO REVISE CERTAIN PENALTIES CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION; THE LENGTH OF TIME AN INTERLOCK DEVICE MUST BE AFFIXED TO A VEHICLE, TO REVISE THE PENALTY FOR AN OFFENDER WHO HAS ACCUMULATED FOUR POINTS UNDER THE INTERLOCK DEVICE POINT SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF FUNDS REMITTED TO THE INTERLOCK DEVICE FUND, TO REVISE THE FEES THAT MUST BE COLLECTED AND REMITTED TO THE INTERLOCK DEVICE FUND, AND TO PROVIDE THAT AN INTERLOCK DEVICE MUST CAPTURE A PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE OF A DRIVER AS HE OPERATES THE DEVICE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2942, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE IMMOBILIZATION OF A PERSON'S VEHICLE UPON HIS CONVICTION OF AN ALCOHOL-RELATED DRIVING OFFENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AS LONG AS A PERSON HOLDS A VALID IGNITION INTERLOCK LICENSE, HE IS NOT REQUIRED TO SURRENDER HIS LICENSE PLATES AND VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2945, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL AND GREAT BODILY INJURY OR DEATH OCCURS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON CONVICTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MAY ENROLL IN THE IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVISE PROGRAM UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2950, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO A PERSON WHO OPERATES A MOTOR VEHICLE GIVING IMPLIED CONSENT TO CHEMICAL TESTS TO DETERMINE THE PRESENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTY IMPOSED UPON A PERSON WHO REFUSES TO BE SUBJECTED TO A CHEMICAL TEST, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2951, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF A PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE WHO REFUSES TO SUBMIT TO BE TESTED TO DETERMINE HIS ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION, SO AS TO REVISE THE OFFENSES THAT ARE AFFECTED BY THIS SECTION, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY ENROLL IN THE IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE PROGRAM AS A ALTERNATE IN LIEU OF OTHER PENALTIES PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2990, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF A PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE FOR A VIOLATION OF CERTAIN ALCOHOL AND DRUG RELATED DRIVING OFFENSES, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES, AND TO INCLUDE REQUIRING CERTAIN PERSONS TO ENROLL IN THE IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES PROGRAM.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 138 (Word version) -- Senator Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-5-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO ENTITIES IN WHICH LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS ARE ALLOWED TO INVEST, TO ALLOW LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO INVEST IN OBLIGATIONS OF A CORPORATION, STATE, OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION DENOMINATED IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS, IF THE OBLIGATIONS BEAR AN INVESTMENT GRADE RATING OF AT LEAST TWO NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED RATING SERVICES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 139 (Word version) -- Senators Grooms and L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1535 OF THE 19765 CODE, RELATING TO SPEEDING IN WORK ZONES AND PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPEEDING IN WORK ZONES, TO DELETE THIS PROVISION AND PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR THE TERMS "HIGHWAY WORK ZONE" AND "HIGHWAY WORKER", TO CREATE THE OFFENSES OF "ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER" AND "AGGRAVATED ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER", AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR BOTH OFFENSES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-720, RELATING TO THE POINT SYSTEM ESTABLISHED FOR THE EVALUATION OF THE DRIVING RECORD OF PERSONS OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLES, TO PROVIDE THAT "ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER" AND "AGGRAVATED ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER" ARE TWO POINT VIOLATIONS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 56-5-1536 RELATING TO DRIVING IN TEMPORARY WORK ZONES AND PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL DRIVING IN TEMPORARY WORK ZONES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 140 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING ARTICLE 27, RELATING TO DRUG TESTING AND PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, TO DEFINE THE TERM "PUBLIC ASSISTANCE", TO PROVIDE THAT, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW, A PERSON SEEKING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE MUST SUBMIT TO CERTAIN DRUG TESTS, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MUST BE GIVEN NOTICE THAT DRUG TESTING WILL BE CONDUCTED AS A CONDITION FOR RECEIVING BENEFITS AND THAT THE PERSON MUST BEAR THE COST OF TESTING, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO TESTS POSITIVE FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES IS INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE BENEFITS FOR ONE YEAR AFTER THE DATE OF THE POSITIVE DRUG TEST, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO TESTS POSITIVE AND IS DENIED BENEFITS AS A RESULT MAY REAPPLY FOR THOSE BENEFITS AFTER SIX MONTHS IF HE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES A SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM AND PASSES AN INITIAL DRUG TEST, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO TWICE FAILS A DRUG TEST MAY NOT RECEIVE ADDITIONAL PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT AN AGENCY THAT ADMINISTERS THIS TEST TO A PERSON WHO TWICE FAILS THE TEST IMMEDIATELY SHALL TERMINATE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS IT PAYS HIM.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 141 (Word version) -- Senator Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 13 TO CHAPTER 22, TITLE 17, SO AS TO ENACT THE "DRUG COURT PROGRAM ACT", TO DIRECT EACH CIRCUIT SOLICITOR TO ESTABLISH A DRUG COURT PROGRAM FOR ADULTS AND JUVENILES, TO PROVIDE CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY OF PERSONS CHARGED WITH NONVIOLENT OFFENSES, TO ALLOW EACH CIRCUIT SOLICITOR TO ESTABLISH AN OFFICE OF DRUG COURT PROGRAM COORDINATOR, TO DIRECT THE COMMISSION ON PROSECUTION COORDINATION TO ESTABLISH A STATE OFFICE OF DRUG COURT COORDINATION, TO PROVIDE FOR FEES FOR PARTICIPATION IN A DRUG COURT PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE FOR ANNUAL REPORTS DETAILING THE ACTIVITIES OF DRUG COURT PROGRAMS TO THE COMMISSION ON PROSECUTION COORDINATION WITH A COPY PROVIDED TO THE SENTENCING REFORM OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF DRUG COURT JUDGES AND COMPENSATION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 142 (Word version) -- Senator Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND THE "OMNIBUS CRIME REDUCTION AND SENTENCING REFORM ACT OF 2010", CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY AMENDING SECTION 16-11-110, RELATING TO ARSON, SO AS TO RESTRUCTURE THE DEGREES OF ARSON; BY AMENDING SECTION 16-23-500, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM OR AMMUNITION BY A PERSON CONVICTED OF A VIOLENT CRIME CLASSIFIED AS A FELONY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS A VIOLATION OF PROBATION, PAROLE, COMMUNITY SUPERVISION, OR ANY OTHER SUPERVISION PROGRAM OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES FOR AN OFFENDER TO PURCHASE OR POSSESS A FIREARM, AMMUNITION, OR ANY OTHER DANGEROUS WEAPON; BY AMENDING SECTION 22-3-560, RELATING TO THE ABILITY OF MAGISTRATES TO PUNISH BREACHES OF THE PEACE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MAGISTRATES MAY PUNISH BREACHES OF THE PEACE BY A FINE NOT EXCEEDING FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS OR IMPRISONMENT FOR A TERM NOT EXCEEDING THIRTY DAYS, OR BOTH; BY AMENDING SECTION 22-5-920, RELATING TO THE EXPUNGEMENT OF YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS' RECORDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT EXPUNGEMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO OFFENSES IN WHICH REGISTRATION ON THE SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRY IS REQUIRED, EXCEPT IN CASES IN WHICH A DETERMINATION IS MADE BY THE SENTENCING COURT THAT THE SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A VICTIM OF AT LEAST FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE WAS CONSENSUAL; BY AMENDING SECTION 24-19-10, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF A "YOUTHFUL OFFENDER", SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE OFFENDER COMMITTED BURGLARY IN THE SECOND DEGREE PURSUANT TO SECTION 16-11-312(B), THE OFFENDER MUST RECEIVE AND SERVE A MINIMUM SENTENCE OF AT LEAST THREE YEARS, NO PART OF WHICH MAY BE SUSPENDED, AND THE PERSON IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CONDITIONAL RELEASE UNTIL THE PERSON HAS SERVED THE THREE-YEAR MINIMUM SENTENCE; BY AMENDING SECTION 24-21-5 AND SECTION 24-21-100, RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE MONITORING BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURES THE DEPARTMENT SHALL FOLLOW WHEN NOTIFYING PERSONS UNDER ADMINISTRATIVE MONITORING; BY AMENDING SECTION 24-21-280, RELATING TO COMPLIANCE CREDITS OF PERSONS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN INDIVIDUAL MAY EARN UP TO TWENTY DAYS OF COMPLIANCE CREDITS FOR EACH THIRTY-DAY PERIOD IN WHICH THE DEPARTMENT DETERMINES THAT THE INDIVIDUAL HAS SUBSTANTIALLY FULFILLED ALL OF THE CONDITIONS OF SUPERVISION; BY AMENDING SECTION 44-53-370 AND SECTION 44-53-375, RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OFFENSES, SO AS TO REMOVE CERTAIN PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO PRIOR AND SUBSEQUENT CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CONVICTIONS; BY AMENDING SECTION 44-53-470, RELATING TO WHEN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OFFENSE IS CONSIDERED A SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CONVICTION FOR TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES MUST BE CONSIDERED A PRIOR OFFENSE FOR PURPOSES OF ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PROSECUTION; BY AMENDING SECTION 56-1-396, RELATING TO THE DRIVERS LICENSE SUSPENSION AMNESTY PERIOD, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT QUALIFYING SUSPENSIONS DO NOT INCLUDE SUSPENSIONS PURSUANT TO SECTION 56-5-2990 OR SECTION 56-5-2945, AND DO NOT INCLUDE SUSPENSIONS PURSUANT TO SECTION 56-1-460, IF THE PERSON DRIVES A MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN THE PERSON'S LICENSE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED OR REVOKED PURSUANT TO SECTION 56-5-2990 OR SECTION 56-5-2945; AND BY AMENDING SECTION 56-1-460, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FOR A THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE, THE PERSON MUST BE FINED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND IMPRISONED FOR UP TO NINETY DAYS OR CONFINED TO THE PERSON'S PLACE OF RESIDENCE PURSUANT TO THE HOME DETENTION ACT FOR UP TO NINETY DAYS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 143 (Word version) -- Senators Malloy, Ford, Massey and S. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLES 1, 2, 3 AND 4 OF TITLE 62, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROBATE CODE, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, DEFINE THE JURISDICTION OF THE PROBATE CODE, TO DETERMINE INTESTATE SUCCESSION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROCESS OF EXECUTING A WILL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROCESS TO PROBATE AND ADMINISTER A WILL, AND TO PROVIDE FOR LOCAL AND FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES; AND TO AMEND ARTICLES 6 AND 7 OF TITLE 62, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROBATE CODE, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE GOVERNANCE OF NONPROBATE TRANSFERS, AND TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA TRUST CODE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 144 (Word version) -- Senator Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS, BY ADDING SECTION 59-17-160 TO PROVIDE THAT ON JULY 1, 2014, THE AREA OF EACH COUNTY OF THIS STATE ALSO MUST BE CONSTITUTED AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT AND A COUNTY MAY NOT HAVE MULTIPLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN ITS BOUNDARIES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY LOCAL LAW BEFORE JULY 1, 2014, SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE GOVERNANCE, FISCAL AUTHORITY, AND ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR A COUNTYWIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT WHERE NO PROVISIONS OF LAW NOW APPLY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL ACTS OR PARTS OF ACTS RELATING TO A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT IS NOT A COUNTYWIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT REQUIRED BY SECTION 59-17-160 ARE REPEALED AS OF JULY 1, 2014.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 145 (Word version) -- Senator Massey: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 57 OF TITLE 38 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO INSURANCE TRADE PRACTICES, BY ADDING SECTION 38-57-190, TO PROVIDE THAT TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HEALTH CARE CONTRACTS ISSUED BY HEALTH INSURANCE ISSUERS THAT PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE IN THE INDIVIDUAL, SMALL GROUP, OR LARGE GROUP MARKET DO NOT DISCRIMINATE UNREASONABLY AGAINST OR AMONG HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WILLING AND QUALIFIED TO MEET THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION ESTABLISHED BY A HEALTH INSURANCE ISSUER OR OTHERWISE PROHIBIT OR LIMIT PARTICIPATION BY A PROVIDER WHO IS WILLING TO ACCEPT AN ISSUER'S TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROVISION OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES; BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-450, TO PROVIDE THAT INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES OR CERTIFICATES OF COVERAGE MAY PROVIDE FOR WELLNESS CREDITS OR DISCOUNTS AND TO DEFINE WELLNESS CREDITS OR DISCOUNTS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-815, TO PROVIDE THAT GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES OR CERTIFICATES OF COVERAGE MAY PROVIDE FOR WELLNESS CREDITS OR DISCOUNTS AND TO DEFINE WELLNESS CREDITS OR DISCOUNTS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 146 (Word version) -- Senator Fair: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 24, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, SO AS TO DEVOLVE ITS DUTIES, FUNCTIONS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES UPON THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS; BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 TO TITLE 24 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 24-19-10, AS AMENDED, 24-19-20, 24-19-30, 24-19-40, 24-19-50, 24-19-60, 24-19-110, AS AMENDED, AND 24-19-160, RELATING TO THE CORRECTION AND TREATMENT OF YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS" FOR THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS", TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "YOUTHFUL OFFENDER DIVISION" FOR THE TERM "YOUTHFUL OFFENDER PAROLE AND REENTRY SERVICES DIVISION, TO DELETE THE TERM "TREATMENT" AND ITS DEFINITION, TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR THE TERM "CRIMINOGENIC RISKS AND NEEDS", TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIVISION OF YOUTHFUL OFFENDER PAROLE AND REENTRY SERVICES SHALL CONSIDER ITS CLIENTS CRIMINOGENIC RISKS AND TO REVISE THE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE HOUSING AND TREATMENT OF YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS, TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES" FOR THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS", TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, AND TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "PROBATION, PAROLE, AND PARDON SERVICES BOARD" FOR THE TERM "PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES BOARD"; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 24, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES, SO AS TO DEVOLVE ITS DUTIES, FUNCTIONS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES UPON THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS, TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "HEARING OFFICER", TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "BOARD OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES" FOR THE TERM "BOARD OF PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES", TO REVISE THE BOARD'S DUTIES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY SUPERVISION FEES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Corrections and Penology.

S. 147 (Word version) -- Senator Fair: 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.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 148 (Word version) -- Senators Shealy, Bryant and Gregory: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 20, TITLE 37 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CONSUMER IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION, BY ADDING SECTION 37-20-161, TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN MEASURES TO SAFEGUARD A CLASS OF "PROTECTED CONSUMERS" FROM BECOMING VICTIMS OF IDENTITY THEFT, TO ALLOW REPRESENTATIVES, PROVIDING SUFFICIENT PROOF OF AUTHORITY, TO PLACE A PREEMPTIVE SECURITY FREEZE ON PROTECTED CONSUMER'S CREDIT REPORTS, TO PROVIDE THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS SECTION, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS TO IMPLEMENT A SECURITY FREEZE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DURATION AND EXTENT OF A SECURITY FREEZE, AND TO PROVIDE TERMS FOR REMOVAL OF A SECURITY FREEZE ON A PROTECTED CONSUMER'S CREDIT REPORT OR RECORD.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 149 (Word version) -- Senator Gregory: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 14 SO AS TO ENACT THE "LOCAL OPTION MOTOR FUEL USER FEE ACT", TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY MAY IMPOSE BY ORDINANCE, APPROVED BY REFERENDUM, A USER FEE OF NOT MORE THAN TWO CENTS A GALLON ON RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR FUEL FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AND ROAD MAINTENANCE WITHIN THE COUNTY, TO PROVIDE THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE USER FEE MAY BE IMPOSED, AND TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SHALL COLLECT AND DISTRIBUTE THE USER FEE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 150 (Word version) -- Senator Hembree: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-100 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "NO PAROLE OFFENSE", TO REVISE ITS DEFINITION TO INCLUDE CLASS D, E, AND F FELONIES, OFFENSES CLASSIFIED AS EXEMPT WHICH ARE PUNISHABLE BY A MAXIMUM TERM OF IMPRISONMENT FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR, AND CLASS A AND B MISDEMEANORS, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO IS FOUND GUILTY OF, PLEADS GUILTY TO, OR PLEADS NOLO CONTENDRE TO A "NO PAROLE OFFENSE" IS ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY RELEASE FROM INCARCERATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION DO NOT AFFECT THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THE YOUTHFUL OFFENDER ACT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 151 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-2080 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS FOR A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, TO ESTABLISH THE INTRASTATE VISION WAIVER PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS MAY OBTAIN A WAIVER FROM THE SIGHT REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE WAIVER'S ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE WAIVER, THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A WAIVER MAY GRANTED, AND THE PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING A WAIVER.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 152 (Word version) -- Senator Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-5-20 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE SUPREME COURT'S AUTHORITY TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE PRACTICE OF LAW AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA BAR, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SUPREME COURT MAY PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS DEFINING AND REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF LAW SUBJECT TO THE STATUTORY LAW AND DETERMINING THE QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ADMISSION TO THE PRACTICE OF LAW AND THE LICENSURE OF ATTORNEYS IN THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PROVISION OF LAW OR RULE THAT REQUIRES AN ATTORNEY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA BAR IS SUPERSEDED AND OF NO FORCE AND EFFECT, AND TO DELETE INCONSISTENT PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE BAR; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-5-310, RELATING TO PRACTICING LAW OR SOLICITING THE LEGAL CAUSE OF ANOTHER WITHOUT BEING ENROLLED AS A MEMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA BAR, TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON MAY PRACTICE LAW UNLESS THE PERSON IS LICENSED BY THE SUPREME COURT AND TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A PERSON BE A MEMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA BAR.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 153 (Word version) -- Senator Malloy: 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 FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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