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

PREFILE SHEET

12/03/13

H. 4340 (Word version) -- Rep. Putnam: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "CONSUMERS AND ENTREPRENEURS HOMESTEAD PROTECTION ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 15-41-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM COURT OR BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS OR ATTACHMENT, LEVY, AND SALE, SO AS TO REVISE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE VALUE OF THE MAXIMUM HOMESTEAD CREDITOR PROTECTION IS DETERMINED.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4341 (Word version) -- Rep. Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-335, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE HORRY COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE HORRY COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY.

Referred to Horry Delegation

H. 4342 (Word version) -- Rep. Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-11-445 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN APPEAL ON AN ORDER RULING ON THE APPLICABILITY OF THE CHAPTER REGARDING PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY MAY BE IMMEDIATELY TAKEN IN A CRIMINAL OR CIVIL CASE AND THE FILING OF THE APPEAL STAYS THE ACTION DURING THE PENDENCY OF THE APPEAL.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4343 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-25-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSES AND PENALTIES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR FIRST OFFENSE CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FROM THIRTY DAYS TO ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS, CLARIFY THAT THE AMOUNT OF BOND IS IN THE DISCRETION OF THE JUDGE, PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MUST ORDER PARTICIPATION IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM, AND ALLOW RESTRICTION ON FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION AS A CONDITION OF BOND; TO AMEND SECTION 16-25-30, RELATING TO THE ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A PERSON CONVICTED OF A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON CONVICTED OF A CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSE OR A PERSON SUBJECT TO AN ORDER OF PROTECTION FOR DOMESTIC OR FAMILY VIOLENCE TO SHIP, TRANSPORT, OR RECEIVE A FIREARM OR AMMUNITION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE SURRENDER OF FIREARMS TO THE APPROPRIATE COUNTY SHERIFF, AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE TO A PERSON TO WHOM THE STATUTE APPLIES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-25-65, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OF A HIGH AND AGGRAVATED NATURE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MUST ORDER PARTICIPATION IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM AND ALLOW A RESTRICTION ON FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION AS A CONDITION OF BOND; TO AMEND SECTION 22-5-910, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF TIME WHEN A FIRST OFFENSE CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSE MAY BE EXPUNGED FROM FIVE TO SEVEN YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THE CONVICTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 22-5-920, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO YOUTHFUL OFFENDER CONVICTIONS, SO AS TO CORRECT AN OBSOLETE REFERENCE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4344 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-640 SO AS TO CREATE THE HATE CRIME OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY UPON A HOMELESS PERSON AND PROVIDE A TWO-TIERED PENALTY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4345 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-9-1120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POINT SYSTEM FOR VIOLATIONS RELATING TO HUNTING AND FISHING, SO AS TO REVISE THE POINTS TO BE ASSESSED FOR TRESPASSING TO HUNT OR TRAP AND RAISE THE POINTS FROM TEN TO EIGHTEEN POINTS.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4346 (Word version) -- Rep. Forrester: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1230, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE IMMEDIATE ENTRY OF, AMONG OTHERS, FOSTER PARENTS IN THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO FILE A PETITION WITH THE COURT BEFORE DOING SO; TO ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS FOR FILING A PETITION WITH THE COURT PURSUANT TO SECTION 63-7-1230 AND FOR PROVIDING NOTICE OF, SCHEDULING, AND HOLDING A HEARING; TO EXEMPT PETITIONS FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 63-7-1230 FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 63-7-1620 AND TO CHANGE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING PARTY STATUS OF THE CHILD AND PARENTS OF THE CHILD IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS BEFORE A COURT MAY ORDER A PERSON TO BE ENTERED IN THE CENTRAL REGISTRY PURSUANT TO SECTION 63-7-1230, TO PROHIBIT PARTIES FOR WAIVING PLACEMENT IN THE REGISTRY AND TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO PETITION THE COURT FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1410, RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL OF INDICATED CASES OF CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN APPEAL PROCESS FOR, AMONG OTHERS, FOSTER PARENTS FOR CASES INDICATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 63-7-1230; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1430, RELATING TO NOTICE AND OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD IN AN ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL OF AN INDICATED FINDING OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT, SO AS TO ELIMINATE REFERENCE TO ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS OF CASES IN WHICH THERE HAS BEEN IMMEDIATE ENTRY OF, AMONG OTHERS, A FOSTER PARENT INTO THE CENTRAL REGISTRY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4347 (Word version) -- Rep. Bannister: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY MEDICAL RESPONSE SYSTEM ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 4 TO CHAPTER 11, TITLE 63 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY MEDICAL RESPONSE SYSTEM, A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE COORDINATION AND MEDICAL SERVICE RESOURCES STATEWIDE TO AGENCIES AND ENTITIES THAT RESPOND TO VICTIMS OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PROGRAM; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-310, RELATING TO RESPONSIBILITIES OF CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTERS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THESE CENTERS TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN'S MEDICAL RESPONSE SYSTEM AND OTHERWISE COORDINATE WITH THE PROGRAM.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4348 (Word version) -- Rep. Lucas: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-3-530, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE FAMILY COURT, INCLUDING JURISDICTION TO ORDER VISITATION FOR GRANDPARENTS OF MINOR CHILDREN, SO AS TO ELIMINATE CERTAIN PREREQUISITES TO ORDERING VISITATION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4349 (Word version) -- Reps. W. J. McLeod, Skelton and D. C. Moss: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 2 TO CHAPTER 35, TITLE 43 SO AS TO CREATE THE VULNERABLE ADULT GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM WITHIN THE OFFICE ON AGING TO RECRUIT, TRAIN, AND SUPERVISE VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE AS COURT APPOINTED GUARDIANS AD LITEM FOR VULNERABLE ADULTS IN ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND EXPLOITATION PROCEEDINGS; TO PROVIDE THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A GUARDIAN AD LITEM; TO PROVIDE THAT A GUARDIAN AD LITEM MAY BE A LAYPERSON OR AN ATTORNEY; TO PROVIDE QUALIFICATIONS TO BECOME A GUARDIAN AD LITEM; TO AUTHORIZE THE VULNERABLE ADULT GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM TO INTERVENE IN PROCEEDINGS TO PETITION FOR REMOVAL OF A GUARDIAN AD LITEM UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN INFORMATION, REPORTS, AND RECORDS MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE TO GUARDIANS AD LITEM BY CERTAIN STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES, MEDICAL AND DENTAL PRACTITIONERS, AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; TO PROVIDE THAT REPORTS AND INFORMATION COLLECTED AND MAINTAINED BY THE PROGRAM ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND TO PROVIDE FOR CIVIL IMMUNITY WHEN ACTING IN GOOD FAITH AND IN THE ABSENCE OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 43-35-45, RELATING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TO THE APPOINTMENT OF AN ATTORNEY AND A GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR A VULNERABLE ADULT IN A PROCEEDING, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE THAT THE COURT SHALL APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR A LAY GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND THAT THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM MAY BE REMOVED IF THE VULNERABLE ADULT HAS THE CAPACITY TO ASSIST IN THE CASE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4350 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-55, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PRIMARY ELECTIONS TO FILL A PARTY NOMINEE VACANCY, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A RUNOFF ELECTION WHEN THE PARTY NOMINEE VACANCY OCCURS DURING A SPECIAL ELECTION PRIMARY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-50, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RUNOFF PRIMARIES, SO AS TO APPLY ONLY TO GENERAL ELECTION PRIMARIES; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-190, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SPECIAL ELECTIONS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE RUNOFF PRIMARIES FOR SPECIAL ELECTIONS AND TO CHANGE SPECIAL ELECTION PRIMARY ELECTION DATE REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-17-600, RELATING TO VOTES REQUIRED TO DECLARE A CANDIDATE THE PARTY NOMINEE, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT A CANDIDATE IN A SPECIAL ELECTION PRIMARY RECEIVE THE LARGEST NUMBER OF VOTES CAST TO BE DECLARED THE PARTY NOMINEE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4351 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-13-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE SHALL MAINTAIN A PROFILE OF EACH INSURANCE ADJUSTER, AGENCY, BROKER, COMPANY, AND PRODUCER LICENSED UNDER A PROVISION OF TITLE 38, AND THAT THIS PROFILE MUST INDICATE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT ALL COMPLAINTS OF AN ALLEGED VIOLATION OF TITLE 38 FILED AGAINST THE LICENSEE BY A CITIZEN OR INITIATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT; TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE COPIES OF THESE PROFILES AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC IN A PRINTED FORM AND ONLINE; TO PROVIDE THAT EVERY APPLICATION AND CONTRACT FOR INSURANCE COVERAGE IN THIS STATE MUST INCLUDE A COPY OF THE PROFILE OF THE AGENT, BROKER, COMPANY, AND PRODUCER DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE APPLICATION AND CONTRACT, ALONG WITH AN EXPLANATION OF THE PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION; AND TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE THAT A LICENSEE MAY FOLLOW TO REMOVE A COMPLAINT FROM HIS PROFILE.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4352 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-505 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO RELEASE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE DATA BASED ON RACE OR ETHNICITY BY SEPTEMBER FIRST OF EACH YEAR; TO AMEND SECTIONS 59-1-450, 59-1-452, AS AMENDED, 59-1-453, 59-6-10, 59-16-70, 59-18-120, AS AMENDED, 59-18-310, AS AMENDED, 59-18-320, AS AMENDED, 59-18-350, AS AMENDED, 59-18-900, AS AMENDED, 59-18-920, AS AMENDED, 59-18-950, 59-18-1500, AS AMENDED, 59-18-1510, AS AMENDED, 59-18-1530, AS AMENDED, 59-18-1540, AS AMENDED, 59-18-1570, AS AMENDED, 59-18-1590, AS AMENDED, 59-18-1700, AS AMENDED, 59-18-1930, AS AMENDED, 59-21-440, 59-21-600, 59-21-1210, 59-24-65, 59-26-20, AS AMENDED, 59-28-150, 59-28-190, 59-28-200, AS AMENDED, 59-28-210, 59-29-220, 59-40-70, AS AMENDED, 59-40-230, AS AMENDED, 59-50-20, AS AMENDED, 59-63-65, 59-139-10, 59-139-40, 59-139-60, AND 59-150-325, ALL RELATING TO THE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, TO CHANGE CERTAIN REFERENCES FROM THE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, OR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION, AND TO DELETE CERTAIN REFERENCES TO THE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, AMONG OTHER THINGS; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 59-6-15, 59-6-16, 59-6-17, 59-6-20, 59-6-30, 59-6-100, AND 59-6-110 ALL RELATING TO THE BUSINESS EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP AND EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM MONITORING; TO REPEAL SECTION 59-21-1220 RELATING TO THE CAMPUS INCENTIVE PROGRAM; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 59-24-100 AND 59-24-110 BOTH RELATING TO THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL INCENTIVE PROGRAM; TO REPEAL SECTION 59-28-220 RELATING TO RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EMPLOYER TAX CREDIT INCENTIVES; TO REPEAL SECTION 59-59-170 RELATING TO THE EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, WHICH CEASED TO EXIST ON JULY 1, 2012 PURSUANT TO ACT 58 OF 2011; TO REPEAL SECTION 59-139-50 RELATING TO A PLAN FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-141-10 RELATING TO NATIONAL EDUCATION GOALS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4353 (Word version) -- Rep. Felder: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-39-85 SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN IDENTIFICATION FOR A PERSON MAKING A PURCHASE FROM A PAWNSHOP, TO REQUIRE PAWNSHOPS TO MAINTAIN RELATED RECORDS IN A CERTAIN MANNER, AND TO IMPOSE RELATED REQUIREMENTS ON THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-10, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING PAWNBROKERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "PLEDGED GOODS" TO INCLUDE GIFT CERTIFICATES AND GIFT CARDS.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4354 (Word version) -- Rep. Harrell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-115-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE RIGHT OF A PATIENT TO RECEIVE A COPY OF HIS MEDICAL RECORD OR HAVE IT TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER PHYSICIAN, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PATIENT MAY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE THE RECORD EITHER AS A PHOTOCOPY REPRODUCTION OR IN AN ELECTRONIC FORMAT STORED ON DIGITAL MEDIA; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-115-80, RELATING TO FEES PHYSICIANS MAY CHARGE TO SEARCH AND DUPLICATE A MEDICAL RECORD, SO AS TO SPECIFY WHAT FEES MAY BE CHARGED FOR A PHOTOCOPY REPRODUCTION AND FOR AN ELECTRONIC REPRODUCTION, AND TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FROM FEES FOR REPRODUCTIONS REQUESTED TO SATISFY A REQUIREMENT OF AN INSURER OR GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY THAT PROVIDES BENEFITS RELATED TO THE MEDICAL NEEDS OF THE PATIENT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4355 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Mack, Bannister, Whitmire, Henderson and McCoy: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO FIX NOON ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014, AS THE TIME TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT, CHIEF JUSTICE, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JULY 31, 2014; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, AT-LARGE SEAT 11, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2014; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, AT-LARGE SEAT 12, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2014; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, AT-LARGE SEAT 13, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2014; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 3, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2014; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2014; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 5, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2014; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 5, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2014, AND TO FILL THE SUBSEQUENT FULL TERM WHICH WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2020; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF FAMILY COURT, FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2016, AND THE SUCCESSOR WILL FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM OF THAT OFFICE; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO THE FAMILY COURT, FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 3, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2014; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF FAMILY COURT, SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2016, AND THE SUCCESSOR WILL FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM OF THAT OFFICE; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO THE JUDGE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2014; AND AS THE DATE TO MEET IN JOINT SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY, AT-LARGE SEAT NINE, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2016; FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2017; AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING TWO MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE OLD EXCHANGE BUILDING COMMISSION, AT-LARGE SEATS, WHOSE TERMS EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2018.

Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

H. 4356 (Word version) -- Rep. Felder: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 14 TO TITLE 6 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.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4357 (Word version) -- Rep. Hardwick: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 4-23-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LEVY AND COLLECTION OF TAXES IN THE MURRELL'S INLET-GARDEN CITY FIRE DISTRICT, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF AN ADDITIONAL TEN MILLS.

Referred to Horry Delegation

H. 4358 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 4-1-195 SO AS TO REQUIRE EACH COUNTY TO PUBLISH AND DISTRIBUTE A DOCUMENT THAT IDENTIFIES LOCATIONS WITHIN THE COUNTY WHERE A HOMELESS OR NEEDY PERSON MAY GO TO RECEIVE SHELTER, HEALTH CARE, FOOD, AND OTHER HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, AND TO REQUIRE THE DOCUMENT TO BE PROVIDED TO EACH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FOR DISTRIBUTION.

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

H. 4359 (Word version) -- Rep. Herbkersman: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, PURSUANT TO THE DEPARTMENT'S MEDICAID HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED WAIVER, SHALL ISSUE PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM (PERS) DEVICES TO MEDICAID RECIPIENTS THAT INCLUDE A NURSE TRIAGE COMPONENT AND TO FURTHER SPECIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR A PERS DEVICE CONTAINING THE NURSE TRIAGE COMPONENT.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4360 (Word version) -- Rep. Barfield: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-31-60, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE COMMISSION FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS ELIMINATE ELIGIBILITY FOR A NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN GROUP TO RECEIVE OFFICIAL RECOGNIZED STATUS IN THIS STATE, AND TO REQUIRE THAT THE COMMISSION FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS REVISE ITS REGULATIONS TO DELETE ANY PROCEDURES FOR RECOGNIZING A NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN GROUP.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4361 (Word version) -- Rep. George: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-320, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CAP ON ANNUAL PROPERTY TAX MILLAGE IMPOSED BY LOCAL UNITS OF GOVERNMENT INCLUDING SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND MILLAGE EXEMPT FROM THE CAP, SO AS TO ADD AN EXEMPTION FOR MILLAGE IMPOSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE COSTS OF REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENT OF EXISTING SCHOOL FACILITIES FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF MAKING SAFE THE CONTINUED USE OF SUCH FACILITIES IF THE SAFETY CONCERNS RENDER THE FACILITIES OTHERWISE UNUSABLE AND TO OBTAIN AND INSTALL SECURITY SYSTEMS AND MONITORING EQUIPMENT.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4362 (Word version) -- Rep. George: 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 EXEMPT THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALE OF ELECTRICITY USED EXCLUSIVELY TO CURE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4363 (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 THE CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY AND THE APPLICABLE ASSESSMENT RATIOS FOR THE VARIOUS CLASSES OF PROPERTY FOR PURPOSES OF IMPOSITION OF THE PROPERTY TAX, SO AS TO DEFINE "LEGALLY SEPARATED" FOR PURPOSES OF THE CERTIFICATE CONTAINED IN THE APPLICATION FOR THE SPECIAL FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO FOR OWNER-OCCUPIED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY AND TO REQUIRE ANNUAL REAPPLICATION AND RECERTIFICATION TO MAINTAIN THE SPECIAL FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO FOR CERTAIN SEPARATED SPOUSES.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4364 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SELECTION AND DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO PUBLISH ON THE COMMISSION'S WEBSITE ACTS OR JOINT RESOLUTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AFFECTING THE ELECTION LAWS OF THIS STATE TOGETHER WITH A BRIEF EXPLANATION, IF NECESSARY, OF EACH SUCH ENACTMENT, TO PROVIDE THE CRITERIA FOR THE SELECTION OF THE ENACTMENTS REQUIRED TO BE PUBLISHED, AND THE DURATION OF THE WEBSITE PUBLICATION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4365 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3586, SO AS TO ALLOW A COMPANY DEVELOPING OR MANUFACTURING MEDICAL DEVICES IN THIS STATE A STATE INCOME TAX CREDIT EQUAL TO ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE FEES PAID THE COMPANY TO THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) WHICH MUST ACCOMPANY APPLICATIONS FOR FDA APPROVAL OF MEDICAL DEVICES AND TO ALLOW UNUSED SUCH CREDITS TO BE TRANSFERRED AND USED BY OTHERS IN EXCHANGE FOR SPECIFIED MINIMUM AMOUNTS OF PRIVATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PAID TO THE TRANSFERRING COMPANY FOR ITS USE IN DEVELOPING ITS BUSINESS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4366 (Word version) -- Rep. Horne: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-90, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COMPLAINTS, INVESTIGATIONS, HEARINGS, AND ORDERS INVOLVING AN EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION VIOLATION BY THE STATE HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION, SO AS TO REVISE THE PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO COMPLAINTS INVOLVING A COVERED STATE AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT OR SUBDIVISIONS OR PARTS OF AN AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING A REQUIREMENT FOR PRELIMINARY MEDIATION CONFERENCES CONCERNING THESE COMPLAINTS.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4367 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: 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 PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION SUFFICIENT TO KEEP THE PROPERTY TAX VALUE OF A HOMESTEAD FROM INCREASING ONCE THE OWNER ATTAINS THE AGE OF SEVENTY YEARS, TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT EXEMPTION WHEN A PERSON ATTAINS THE AGE OF SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AND TO INCREASE THE EXEMPTION BY AN ADDITIONAL TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT EVERY FIVE YEARS THEREAFTER, AND TO SPECIFY THE APPLICABILITY OF THE EXEMPTION; AND BY ADDING SECTION 12-45-82 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A TAX EXECUTION ON THE HOMESTEAD OF AN INDIVIDUAL THAT HAS ATTAINED THE AGE OF EIGHTY YEARS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4368 (Word version) -- Rep. Henderson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-8-230, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE CRIMINAL GANG PREVENTION ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "CRIMINAL GANG"; TO AMEND SECTION 16-8-240, RELATING TO THE USE OR THREATENED USE OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE BY CRIMINAL GANG MEMBERS TO COERCE PERSONS TO PARTICIPATE IN A CRIMINAL GANG, SO AS TO REVISE THE OFFENSE TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT OF THE USE OR THREATENED USE OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE AMONG OTHER THINGS; BY ADDING SECTION 16-8-245 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR GANG-RELATED OFFENSES; TO AMEND SECTION 17-15-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERSONS WHO MAY BE RELEASED PENDING TRIAL UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, SO AS TO REFERENCE THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 17-15-15; AND TO AMEND SECTION 17-15-15, RELATING TO DEPOSIT OF A CASH PERCENTAGE IN LIEU OF BOND, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A CRIMINAL GANG MEMBER CHARGED WITH A FELONY OFFENSE IS RELEASED PENDING TRIAL ON BOND, THE BOND MUST BE SET FOR AT LEAST FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS CASH OR SURETY UNLESS CERTAIN FINDINGS ARE MADE BY THE COURT ON THE RECORD.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4369 (Word version) -- Rep. Putnam: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-67-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE A SCHOOL DISTRICT MUST OFFER FOR SALE CHILD-FRIENDLY COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENTS ON PUBLIC SCHOOL BUSES OPERATED IN THE DISTRICT EXCEPT FOR THOSE BUSES OWNED BY A SCHOOL OR DISTRICT, IN WHICH CASE THE SALE IS OPTIONAL BUT ONLY IF IN COMPLIANCE WITH OTHER APPLICABLE PROVISIONS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE DISTRICTS ONLY MAY USE THE RESULTING REVENUE TO PURCHASE NEW SCHOOL BUSES; TO PROVIDE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL DEVELOP RELATED GUIDELINES AND A STANDARD CONTRACT THAT DISTRICTS MUST USE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT MUST APPROVE THESE ADVERTISING CONTRACTS; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMINOLOGY.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4370 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-19-105 SO AS TO PROVIDE A FUNERAL HOME, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, OR EMBALMER MAY REFUSE TO RELEASE A DEAD HUMAN BODY TO THE CUSTODY OF THE PERSON OR ENTITY WHO HAS THE LEGAL RIGHT TO EFFECT A RELEASE UNTIL ALL FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS RELATED TO SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE FUNERAL HOME, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, OR EMBALMER WITH RESPECT TO THE DEAD HUMAN BODY HAVE BEEN FULLY SATISFIED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-19-110, RELATING TO UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR OR EMBALMER, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT REFUSING TO PROPERLY RELEASE A DEAD HUMAN BODY TO THE CUSTODY OF THE PERSON OR ENTITY WHO HAS THE LEGAL RIGHT TO EFFECT A RELEASE CONSTITUTES UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT EXCEPT WHEN THE REFUSAL IS FOR FAILURE TO SATISFY RELATED FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4371 (Word version) -- Rep. Finlay: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 15-75-70 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON IN THIS STATE, IN REGARD TO PATENT OWNERSHIP AND POTENTIAL PATENT INFRINGEMENT, MAY INTENTIONALLY INTERFERE WITH THE EXISTING CONTRACTUAL RELATIONS OF ANOTHER PERSON OR INTENTIONALLY INTERFERE WITH THE PROSPECTIVE CONTRACTUAL RELATIONS OF ANOTHER PERSON, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON AGGRIEVED BY ANOTHER PERSON'S INTENTIONAL INTERFERENCE WITH HIS EXISTING CONTRACTUAL RELATIONS OR WITH HIS PROSPECTIVE CONTRACTUAL RELATIONS HAS A CAUSE OF ACTION IN BOTH INSTANCES AGAINST THAT PERSON, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELEMENTS OF EACH CAUSE OF ACTION AND THE DAMAGES WHICH MAY ENSUE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4372 (Word version) -- Rep. Taylor: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES TO BE CALLED BY CONGRESS RESTRICTED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4373 (Word version) -- Rep. Putnam: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-350, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ETHICS BROCHURES TO BE PROVIDED TO CERTAIN PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES BY THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE ALL STATE OR LOCAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS ELECTED TO OFFICE AFTER JULY 1, 2014, TO RECEIVE SPECIFIC ETHICS INSTRUCTION BY THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION OR IN THE CASE OF MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY THE APPROPRIATE ETHICS COMMITTEES OF EACH HOUSE, TO REQUIRE CONTINUING ETHICS INSTRUCTION OF THESE PUBLIC OFFICIALS UPON REELECTION, AND TO PROVIDE CIVIL PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4374 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-67-140 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A JOINT PROJECT ON LITTER WHERE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, PALMETTO PRIDE, AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES SHALL COOPERATE IN THE ERADICATION OF LITTER.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4375 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 45-1-85 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A RESTAURANT MAY ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH A CHURCH OR CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION THAT FEEDS NEEDY INDIVIDUALS TO DONATE SURPLUS PREPARED OR UNPREPARED FOOD ITEMS TO THE CHURCH OR CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION FOR THIS PURPOSE WITHOUT INCURRING LEGAL LIABILITY OR HEALTH CODE VIOLATIONS ABSENT GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR RECKLESSNESS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4376 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-370, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM BY THE COMMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND RELATED HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AND FUNDING, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION, IN REGARD TO A PROPOSED PROJECT WHICH IS NOT ON THE PRIORITY LIST OF PROJECTS OF THE STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, MAY ADD THE PROJECT TO THE LIST IN WHATEVER PRIORITY POSITION IT DETERMINES IF THE COMMISSION FINDS THE PROPOSED PROJECT WILL HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL IMMEDIATE ECONOMIC BENEFIT NOT ONLY TO THE AREA CONCERNED, BUT TO THE STATE AS A WHOLE.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4377 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A COMMITTEE TO STUDY VETERAN HOMELESSNESS, UNEMPLOYMENT, JOB PLACEMENT, INCIDENCE OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, ACCESS TO BASIC HUMAN SERVICES, AND OTHER ISSUES AFFECTING SOUTH CAROLINA VETERANS AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AND DUTIES, THE FILLING OF VACANCIES, COMMITTEE MEETINGS, AND STAFFING.

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

H. 4378 (Word version) -- Rep. Putnam: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-23-295, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF TITLE ON A WATERCRAFT OR OUTBOARD MOTOR ON WHICH PROPERTY TAXES ARE OWED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES MAY NOT REFUSE TO TRANSFER THE TITLE DUE TO OUTSTANDING PROPERTY TAXES OR LIENS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY ACTUAL OUTSTANDING TAXES BECOME THE PERSONAL LIABILITY OF THE SELLER AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE A LIEN ON THE WATERCRAFT OR OUTBOARD MOTOR.

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4379 (Word version) -- Rep. Putnam: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-1-180, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ADJOURNMENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DATE THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MUST GIVE THIRD READING TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL WITHOUT EXTENDING THE SINE DIE ADJOURNMENT DATE FROM MARCH THIRTY-FIRST TO MARCH TENTH, AND TO EXTEND SINE DIE ADJOURNMENT BY ONE STATEWIDE DAY FOR EACH STATEWIDE DAY AFTER MAY TENTH THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FAILS TO RATIFY THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4380 (Word version) -- Rep. Putnam: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-145 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL, THE FEBRUARY FIFTEENTH FINAL FORECAST OF STATE REVENUES IS DEEMED TO BE THE ANNUAL STATE REVENUE FOR WHICH STATE APPROPRIATIONS MAY NOT EXCEED PURSUANT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 THROUGH 2020-2021, ANY GENERAL FUND REVENUES ACCUMULATED IN A FISCAL YEAR IN EXCESS OF GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS MUST BE CREDITED TO THE STATE HIGHWAY FUND.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4381 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-39-370 SO AS TO REQUIRE EACH COUNTY AUDITOR TO MAIL REAL PROPERTY TAX NOTICES BY OCTOBER FIFTEENTH OF EACH YEAR, TO PROVIDE THAT THE NOTICE MUST BE MAILED EVEN IF IT IS INCOMPLETE AND A SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE IS NECESSARY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF ANY TAXING JURISDICTION THAT HAS ITS PROPERTY TAXES COLLECTED BY A COUNTY CAUSES THE TAX NOTICE TO BE INCOMPLETE, IT MUST REIMBURSE THE COUNTY THE COST OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE AND ITS MAILING.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4382 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO URGE OUR FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, ALONG WITH CHURCHES AND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS, TO ACCELERATE THEIR EFFORTS TO ASSIST THE HOMELESS IN LIGHT OF THE NATION'S ECONOMY AND ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

H. 4383 (Word version) -- Rep. Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 136 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE "AMERICANS STAND WITH ISRAEL" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4384 (Word version) -- Rep. Whitmire: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-5-3710, 56-5-3720, AND 56-5-3730, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A MOPED ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON OPERATING A MOPED AND HIS PASSENGER MUST WEAR REFLECTIVE VESTS, TO REQUIRE THAT A MOPED SOLD IN THIS STATE MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH A REAR RED TAIL LIGHT THAT FLASHES CONTINUALLY WHILE THE MOPED IS IN MOTION, AND TO REQUIRE A MOPED'S REAR RED TAIL LIGHT THAT FLASHES CONTINUALLY TO BE TURNED ON AT ALL TIMES WHILE THE MOPED IS IN OPERATION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4385 (Word version) -- Rep. Parks: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 178 IN GREENWOOD COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH "MAYS CROSSROADS" TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 25 "DR. BENJAMIN E. MAYS HIGHWAY", AND THAT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS BE ERECTED ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "DR. BENJAMIN E. MAYS HIGHWAY".

Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

H. 4386 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 56-5-3890 AND 56-5-3897 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO USE A 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 THIS PROVISION; 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 TEXTING WHILE DRIVING; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2920, RELATING TO RECKLESS DRIVING, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT RECKLESS DRIVING INCLUDES TEXTING WHILE DRIVING WHEN BODILY INJURY OCCURS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4387 (Word version) -- Reps. Felder and Pope: 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 OR PERMIT, OR THE DENIAL OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR PERMIT TO A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE WHO DRIVES A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION, SO AS TO REMOVE THE PROHIBITION CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION THAT PRECLUDES A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO INITIATES SUSPENSION PROCEEDINGS FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION FROM PROSECUTING A PERSON FOR A VIOLATION OF SEVERAL OTHER SECTIONS THAT PERTAIN TO THE UNLAWFUL PURCHASE OR CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL BY A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OT TWENTY-ONE AND THE UNLAWFUL OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4388 (Word version) -- Rep. Thayer: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF NORTH HAMILTON STREET IN THE TOWN OF WILLIAMSTON FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH GREENVILLE DRIVE TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH MINOR STREET "DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL DRIVE", AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL DRIVE".

Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

H. 4389 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1555, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SPEED LIMITATIONS PLACED ON THE OPERATION OF A MOPED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MOPED MAY NOT BE OPERATED ALONG A ROAD, STREET, OR HIGHWAY WHOSE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT IS GREATER THAN FORTY-FIVE MILES AN HOUR.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4390 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-3-240, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF CERTAIN STATE OFFICERS BY THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO DELETE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FROM THIS LIST; TO AMEND SECTION 1-7-920, RELATING TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ON PROSECUTION COORDINATION, SO AS TO REMOVE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FROM THE COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO DELETE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-90, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "SLED"; 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 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY; 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, 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, AS AMENDED, 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 PUBLIC SAFETY'S CONTRIBUTIONS INTO THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM ON BEHALF OF ACTIVE HIGHWAY PATROL MEMBER EMPLOYEES, PARKING IN 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 "SLED"; 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, 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, 59-67-20, 59-67-260, 59-67-570, 61-6-2900, 61-6-4250, 63-19-1860, 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 MOTORIST PREMIUMS, MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE FRAUD REPORTING-IMMUNITY ACT, THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE METRIC SYSTEM, A 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 DRIVERS' LICENSES, THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, 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 PROMULGATIONS 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 "SLED".

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4391 (Word version) -- Rep. Putnam: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-1885 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN IT IS LAWFUL TO DRIVE A VEHICLE IN THE FARTHEST LEFT LANE OF A MULTILANE HIGHWAY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-720, RELATING TO THE SYSTEM OF POINTS ASSESSED AGAINST A PERSON'S DRIVING RECORD FOR THE VIOLATION OF CERTAIN TRAFFIC OFFENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT DRIVING A VEHICLE AT LEAST FIVE MILES LESS THAN THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT IN THE FARTHEST LEFT LANE OF A MULTILANE HIGHWAY IS A TWO POINT VIOLATION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4392 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-180, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVERS' LICENSES TO CERTAIN MINORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON A HOLDER OF THIS LICENSE MAY BE WAIVED OR MODIFIED TO ALLOW THE LICENSE HOLDER TO TRAVEL BETWEEN HIS HOME AND A CHURCH-RELATED OR SPONSORED ACTIVITY.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4393 (Word version) -- Rep. Gagnon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 47-3-920, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS OF CERTAIN TERMS THAT PERTAIN TO THE PROTECTION OF GUIDE DOGS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "SERVICE ANIMAL".

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

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