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

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12/10/13

H. 4394 (Word version) -- Rep. Allison: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ERECT APPROPRIATE DEDICATION SIGNS AT THE INTERSECTION OF PELHAM ROAD AND INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 85 IN GREENVILLE COUNTY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "GIBBS CANCER CENTER & RESEARCH INSTITUTE-PELHAM", AND ERECT APPROPRIATE DEDICATION SIGNS AT THE INTERSECTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS 585 AND 85 IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "GIBBS CANCER CENTER & RESEARCH INSTITUTE".

Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

H. 4395 (Word version) -- Rep. Bales: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTURE OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 601 AND REYNOLDS ROAD IN THE TOWN OF EASTOVER IN HONOR OF ELIZABETH WORKMAN DEVEAUX, AND ERECT APPROPRIATE SIGNS OR MARKERS AT THIS INTERSECTION THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "ELIZABETH WORKMAN DEVEAUX INTERSECTION."

Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

H. 4396 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME EXIT 19 ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 85 IN ANDERSON COUNTY "T. ED GARRISON INTERCHANGE", AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS EXIT THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "T. ED GARRISON INTERCHANGE".

Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

H. 4397 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAYS 187 AND 24 IN ANDERSON COUNTY "PORTMAN SHOALS INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "PORTMAN SHOALS INTERSECTION".

Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

H. 4398 (Word version) -- Rep. Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2950, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A PERSON'S IMPLIED CONSENT TO SUBMIT TO CHEMICAL TESTS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE PERSON IS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS, AND THE SUSPENSION OF A PERSON'S PRIVILEGE TO OPERATE A VEHICLE WHEN HIS ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION REGISTERS A CERTAIN LEVEL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO IS OPERATING A VEHICLE WHICH IS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT IN WHICH A PERSON SUFFERED GREAT BODILY INJURY OR DEATH MUST SUBMIT TO TESTS TO DETERMINE WHETHER HE IS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4399 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CERTAIN ALCOHOL PERMITS IN THE PROXIMITY OF SCHOOLS, PLAYGROUNDS, AND CHURCHES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE ISSUANCE OF A LICENSE FOR THE ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR IF ALL PLAYGROUNDS AND CHURCHES IN THE PROXIMITY AFFIRMATIVELY STATE THAT THEY DO NOT OBJECT TO THE ISSUANCE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4400 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-10-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE MINIMUM WAGE IN THIS STATE IS THE GREATER VALUE OF EITHER TEN DOLLARS OR THE MINIMUM WAGE SET BY THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT; TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-130, RELATING TO THE SCOPE OF AUTHORITY TO SET MINIMUM WAGE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE MAY NOT REQUIRE A MINIMUM WAGE THAT EXCEEDS THE ONE PROVIDED IN SECTION 41-10-35; TO AMEND SECTION 44-22-160, RELATING TO THERAPEUTIC PATIENT EMPLOYMENT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PATIENT EMPLOYEE MUST BE PAID THE MINIMUM WAGE PROVIDED IN SECTION 41-10-35; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 53-1-100 AND 53-1-110, RELATING TO SUNDAY WORK IN MACHINE SHOPS AND SUNDAY WORK IN MANUFACTURING OR FINISHING OF TEXTILE PRODUCTS, RESPECTIVELY, BOTH SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SUNDAY WORK MUST BE COMPENSATED AT A RATE NO LESS THAN THE MINIMUM WAGE PROVIDED IN SECTION 41-10-35.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4401 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-655, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A MINOR OFFENSES, SO AS TO EXPAND THE PURVIEW OF OFFENSES OF CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT IN THE SECOND AND THIRD DEGREES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN THE ACTOR IS IN A POSITION OF FAMILIAL, CUSTODIAL, OR OFFICIAL AUTHORITY TO COERCE THE VICTIM TO CONSENT AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION WHEN THE ACTOR ENGAGES IN A NONCOERCED CONSENSUAL ENCOUNTER WITH ANOTHER PERSON WHO IS OVER THE AGE OF FOURTEEN.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4402 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-1030 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE FELONY OFFENSE OF STRANGULATION AND THE FELONY OFFENSE OF SMOTHERING AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-25-65, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OF A HIGH AND AGGRAVATED NATURE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT STRANGULATION AND SMOTHERING ARE BOTH CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OF A HIGH AND AGGRAVATED NATURE AND TO DEFINE SERIOUS BODILY INJURY AND PETECHIA.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4403 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-3-75 SO AS TO DECLARE JANUARY SEVENTEENTH OF EACH YEAR AS "EARTHA KITT DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA IN HONOR OF THE LATE EARTHA MAE KITT, NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN ACTRESS, SINGER, AND NATIVE SOUTH CAROLINIAN AND TO PROMOTE CULTURAL TOURISM IN THE STATE IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THE ECONOMIC WELL-BEING AND IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF ALL SOUTH CAROLINIANS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4404 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-77 SO AS TO REQUIRE A STUDENT WHO PARTICIPATES ON A SCHOOL-SPONSORED ATHLETIC TEAM TO BE ADMINISTERED AN ELECTROCARDIOGRAM TEST DURING THE STUDENT'S PREPARTICIPATION PHYSICAL AND TO REQUIRE THE DOCTOR WHO ADMINISTERS THE TEST TO CLEAR THE STUDENT FOR PARTICIPATION ON THE TEAM BEFORE HE IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE; AND TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4405 (Word version) -- Rep. Goldfinch: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-27-660 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN IMPLEMENTING THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT, SC WORKS SHALL REQUIRE A TEST FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE AND A FINGERPRINT-BASED CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK CONDUCTED BY SLED OF ANY CUSTOMER DETERMINED TO NEED TRADE OR OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING BEFORE SC WORKS MAY PAY FOR THE TRAINING, TO PROVIDE THAT THE RESULTS MUST BE CONFIDENTIAL AND AVAILABLE ONLY TO THE CUSTOMER AND SC WORKS, TO PROVIDE THAT SC WORKS MAY PAY FOR NO TRADE OR OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING WHEN A DRUG TEST OR BACKGROUND CHECK PROVIDES INFORMATION THAT WOULD RESULT IN AN ADVERSE EMPLOYMENT ACTION FOR THE SORT OF EMPLOYMENT THAT THE CUSTOMER SEEKS TO ATTAIN WITH THE TRAINING; TO PROVIDE A CUSTOMER WHILE RECEIVING TRAINING SHALL IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY SC WORKS IF HE FAILS A DRUG TEST OR IS CONVICTED OF A CRIME OR WOULD OTHERWISE BE SUBJECT TO AN ADVERSE EMPLOYMENT ACTION FOR EMPLOYMENT SOUGHT BY THE CUSTOMER RELATED TO THE TRAINING, AND SC WORKS IMMEDIATELY SHALL CEASE PAYMENT FOR THIS TRAINING, TO PROVIDE THAT THE CUSTOMER MUST BE GIVEN NOTICE AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND TO THE RESULTS OF A DRUG TEST OR ANY INFORMATION FROM THE BACKGROUND CHECK THAT WOULD RESULT IN AN ADVERSE EMPLOYMENT ACTION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD SHALL CONSIDER THE RESPONSE OF THE EMPLOYEE AND PERMIT PAYMENT FOR TRAINING UPON FINDING THAT THE DRUG TEST RESULTS OR BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION WOULD NOT RESULT IN A RELEVANT ADVERSE EMPLOYMENT ACTION, AND TO PROVIDE SC WORKS MUST PAY FOR THE DRUG TEST AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK, AND THAT THE CUSTOMER MUST REIMBURSE IT.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4406 (Word version) -- Rep. Henderson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-5-530, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEPOSITS IN LIEU OF RECOGNIZANCE AND PAYMENT TO A JAIL OR CORRECTIONAL FACILITY TO SECURE IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THE SECTION DO NOT APPLY TO A PERSON CHARGED WITH A CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSE AND SUCH A PERSON IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM MAKING A DEPOSIT IN LIEU OF RECOGNIZANCE TO SECURE IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4407 (Word version) -- Rep. Horne: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA JOBS, EDUCATION, AND TAX ACT", INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO AMEND CHAPTER 20, TITLE 59, RELATING TO THE EDUCATION FINANCE ACT (EFA), SO AS TO REVISE THE MANNER IN WHICH AND REQUIREMENTS UNDER WHICH EFA FUNDING IS DETERMINED AND DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS INCLUDING THE CREATION OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM (SCPEP) FUND INTO WHICH CERTAIN MONIES ARE CREDITED AND OUT OF WHICH PAYMENTS ARE MADE, AND TO DELETE THE INDEX OF TAXPAYING ABILITY, THE FOUNDATION PROGRAM, AND THE DEFINED MINIMUM PROGRAM AMONG OTHER PROVISIONS WHILE MAINTAINING THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS IN COMPUTING THE INDEX OF TAXPAYING ABILITY; TO AMEND SECTION 59-21-30, RELATING TO SCHOOLS TO WHICH THE APPROPRIATION OF TEACHER SALARIES BASED ON A TERM OF ONE HUNDRED NINETY DAYS DOES NOT APPLY, SO AS TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THAT NO SCHOOL IN ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL CONTINUE TO BE OPEN A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME THAN THAT FIXED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN THE DISTRICT IN WHICH THE SCHOOL IS LOCATED, AND DELETE THE REMAINDER OF THE SECTION; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 59-21-40, 59-21-50, 59-21-60, 59-21-110, 59-21-120, 59-21-160, AND 59-21-1030 RELATING TO STATE AID FOR SCHOOLS, AND THE EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT ACT FUND AND THE EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT ACT REQUIRED MINIMUM EFFORT; TO AMEND SECTION 59-21-1010, RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION AND ALLOCATION OF CERTAIN SCHOOL REVENUES UNDER THE EIA, SO AS TO REDIRECT THE DEPOSIT OF SPECIFIED FUNDS INTO THE SCPEP FUND; TO AMEND SECTION 59-29-170, RELATING TO PROGRAMS FOR TALENTED STUDENTS, SO AS TO REVISE HOW THE SPECIFIC FUNDING FOR CERTAIN STUDENTS IS DETERMINED; TO AMEND SECTION 59-35-10, RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF KINDERGARTEN CLASSES, SO AS TO REVISE PUPIL WEIGHTINGS, AND DELETE A REQUIREMENT FOR LOCAL MATCH FUNDING FOR EXTENDED DAY KINDERGARTEN; TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-140, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES AND RESOURCES IN REGARD TO CHARTER SCHOOL FUNDING, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN REFERENCES TO EFA PROVISIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-65, RELATING TO FUNDING FOR CLASS SIZE REDUCTIONS, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-1380, RELATING TO FUNDING FOR ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PROGRAMS, SO AS TO REVISE THE FUNDING CRITERIA FOR THESE PROGRAMS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-69-110, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF RESERVE FUNDS TO FINANCE SCHOOLS, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THESE RESERVE FUNDS; TO REPEAL SECTION 59-69-120 RELATING TO THE USE OF RESERVE FUNDS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-69-215, RELATING TO THE COUNTY TREASURER DISBURSING FUNDS TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SO AS TO REVISE THE MANNER OF THE DISBURSEMENT AND THE INVESTMENT OF SUCH FUNDS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-69-240, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT A COUNTY TREASURER REPORT MONTHLY TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION PERTAINING TO HIS COLLECTIONS AND DISBURSEMENTS OF SCHOOL FUNDS, SO AS TO DELETE A PENALTY FOR A COUNTY TREASURER TO FAIL TO PERFORM THESE DUTIES, AND TO GRANT SUPERINTENDENTS OF EDUCATION ACCESS TO THESE RECORDS; TO AMEND CHAPTER 73, TITLE 59, RELATING TO SCHOOL TAXES, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN LOCAL LAWS DELEGATING AD VALOREM TAXING AUTHORITY FOR THE OPERATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND TO REVISE AND FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE LEVY AND DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOL TAXES, INCLUDING A PROVISION THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY LEVY AD VALOREM TAXES FOR SCHOOL OPERATING PURPOSES NOT TO EXCEED EIGHT PERCENT OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S ASSESSED VALUE OF PROPERTY NOTWITHSTANDING CERTAIN MILLAGE LIMITATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-144-100, RELATING TO THE ALLOCATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES ASSISTANCE FUNDS, SO AS TO REVISE THE AMOUNT OF FUNDS TO BE DISTRIBUTED AND THE SOURCE OF THESE FUNDS; TO REPEAL SECTION 59-1-449 RELATING TO THE REPORTING OF FUNDING REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-19-80, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS AS TO PURCHASES AND TEACHER EMPLOYMENT, SO AS TO REVISE THESE REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 4-1-170, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE JOINT DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRIAL PARKS, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE CALCULATION OF ASSESSED VALUE WITHIN MULTICOUNTY PARKS; TO AMEND SECTION 4-9-70, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF COUNTY COUNCILS WITH REGARD TO ESTABLISHING SCHOOL MILLAGE, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AND MANDATES OF THE SECTION; TO AMEND SECTIONS 6-1-300 AND 6-1-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN REGARD TO THE AUTHORITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO ASSESS TAXES AND FEES, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT THE DEFINITION OF "LOCAL GOVERNING BODY" DOES NOT MEAN THE GOVERNING BODY OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND TO DELETE CERTAIN AUTHORITY OF A LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION IN REGARD TO SCHOOL MILLAGE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 11-11-155 AND 11-11-156, RELATING TO THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FUND AND REIMBURSEMENTS FROM THE FUND, SO AS TO DELETE THE FUND AND REVISE THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH REVENUE DEPOSITED IN THE FUND MUST BE USED, AND TO PRESERVE CERTAIN PROVISIONS REGARDING REIMBURSEMENTS FOR ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS, CAREER SCHOOLS, COUNTY BOARDS OF EDUCATION, AND TIFs; TO AMEND SECTION 12-4-510, RELATING TO THE POWER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE IN REGARD TO CERTAIN LEVIES MADE BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE LEVY OF A STATEWIDE UNIFORM MILLAGE UNDER ARTICLE 27, CHAPTER 37, TITLE 12; TO AMEND SECTION 12-4-520, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEALINGS WITH COUNTY TAX OFFICIALS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ENSURE THAT THE COUNTY AUDITORS, COUNTY ASSESSORS, AND COUNTY TREASURERS ARE CORRECTLY ASSESSING, LEVYING, COLLECTING, AND REMITTING THE REVENUE RAISED BY THE STATE UNIFORM MILLAGE FOR THE SCPEP ESTABLISHED IN ARTICLE 27, CHAPTER 37, TITLE 12; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES, SO AS TO EXEMPT A PORTION OF THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY OF MANUFACTURERS FROM PROPERTY TAX MILLAGE IMPOSED FOR SCHOOL OPERATIONS AND TO REVISE THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FROM PROPERTY TAX MILLAGE IMPOSED FOR SCHOOL OPERATIONS, SO AS TO ALLOW SUCH MILLAGE TO BE IMPOSED ON HOMESTEADS PURSUANT TO REFERENDUM; BY ADDING ARTICLE 27 TO CHAPTER 37, TITLE 12, SO AS TO IMPOSE A STATE UNIFORM MILLAGE OF ONE HUNDRED MILLS TO BE USED FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE SCPEP, TO PROVIDE THAT THIS MILLAGE IS NOT SUBJECT TO ROLLBACK AND IS APPLICABLE TO FEES-IN-LIEU-OF-TAXES, WITHOUT ANY SPECIAL SOURCE REVENUE BONDS OR CREDITS OR OTHER DIVERSION FROM THE SCPEP, AND TO REQUIRE COUNTY TREASURERS TO SEND TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ALL EXISTING FEES-IN-LIEU-OF-TAXES FOR SCHOOL OPERATING PURPOSES, ALL OF WHICH IS TO BE DEPOSITED TO THE SCPEP FUND; TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-296, RELATING TO PREPARATION OF BUDGETS AND THE CARRY FORWARD OF POSITIVE GENERAL FUND BALANCES, SO AS TO SPECIFY WHAT GENERAL FUND BALANCES MAY BE CARRIED FORWARD BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-350, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE STANDARDIZED TAX BILL FOR REAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE STANDARDIZED TAX BILL.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4408 (Word version) -- Rep. Horne: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1930, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE CHILD FATALITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, SO AS TO ADD TWO MEMBERS TO THE COMMITTEE; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1940, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION'S DEPARTMENT OF CHILD FATALITIES, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN PROVISIONS REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT TO PROCEED WITH AN INVESTIGATION OR TO CLOSE A CASE; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4409 (Word version) -- Rep. Horne: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 6 TO TITLE 63 SO AS TO CREATE THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS POWERS AND DUTIES; TO TRANSFER CERTAIN POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO THE DEPARTMENT; TO TRANSFER THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT; TO TRANSFER THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH'S DIVISION OF CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, AND FAMILIES AND THE CONTINUUM OF CARE FOR EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILDREN DIVISION OF THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR TO THE DEPARTMENT; TO CREATE A DIVISION OF ACCOUNTABILITY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT; AND TO CREATE THE COUNCIL ON CHILDREN AND PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP AND DUTIES; BY ADDING CHAPTER 21 TO TITLE 63 SO AS TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF CHILD MENTAL HEALTH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS POWERS AND DUTIES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1310, RELATING TO ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTINUUM OF CARE DIVISION, SO AS TO MAKE IT A PROGRAM OF THE DIVISION OF CHILD MENTAL HEALTH; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEPARTMENTS OF GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO ADD THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES AS A DEPARTMENT OF STATE GOVERNMENT; BY ADDING SECTION 1-30-22 SO AS TO TRANSFER AGENCIES AND UNITS AND DIVISIONS OF AGENCIES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-10, RELATING TO THE PRINCIPLES AND PURPOSES OF THE CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM, SO AS TO DELETE AND RECODIFY THE PURPOSES IN A SEPARATE SECTION; BY ADDING SECTION 63-7-15 SO AS TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF CHILD PROTECTION AND PERMANENCY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES AND PROVIDE FOR ITS PURPOSES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-9-10, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA ADOPTION ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE ADOPTION SERVICES AS A SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE DIVISION OF CHILD PROTECTION AND PERMANENCY; TO AMEND SECTION 63-19-310, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, SO AS TO ABOLISH THAT DEPARTMENT, TO CREATE A DIVISION OF JUVENILE JUSTICE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DIVISION'S PURPOSES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 63-7-1990, 63-9-780, 63-11-1350, AND 63-19-2020, ALL RELATING TO CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS, SO AS TO GIVE DIVISIONS ACCESS TO RECORDS ADDRESSING SERVICES PROVIDED TO A CHILD; TO ESTABLISH CRIMINAL PENALTIES; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 63-11-1340 AND 63-11-1360 BOTH RELATING TO THE CONTINUUM OF CARE; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 63-19-320, 63-19-330, AND 63-19-340 ALL RELATING THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4410 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-80, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION ADOPTING A BUDGET, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION TO GIVE NOTICE IN ADDITIONAL WAYS, INCLUDING SENDING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS OR MAKING TELEPHONE CALLS TO REGISTERED VOTERS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-80, RELATING TO NOTICE OF MEETINGS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS MUST GIVE NOTICE OF THEIR MEETINGS IN ADDITIONAL WAYS, INCLUDING SENDING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND MAKING TELEPHONE CALLS TO REGISTERED VOTERS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NOTICE MUST BE GIVEN AT LEAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS BEFORE THE MEETING OR BY 4:00 PM ON THE DAY BEFORE THE MEETING, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4411 (Word version) -- Rep. Jefferson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO CREATE THE "DENTALLY INDIGENT CHILDREN PREVENTATIVE DENTAL CARE ASSISTANCE ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 10 TO CHAPTER 6, TITLE 44 SO AS TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS, TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA DENTALLY INDIGENT CHILDREN PREVENTATIVE DENTAL CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO PAY FOR PREVENTATIVE DENTAL CARE TO DENTALLY INDIGENT CHILDREN FROM DENTISTS WHO DO NOT ACCEPT MEDICAID PATIENTS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES UNDER THIS ARTICLE ARE SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

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

H. 4412 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2951, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF A PERSON'S PRIVILEGE TO OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE FOR HIS REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO TESTING FOR CERTAIN LEVELS OF ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHOSE DRIVING PRIVILEGE HAS BEEN RESTORED BECAUSE THE CHARGE THAT LED TO HIS SUSPENSION HAS BEEN DISMISSED, NOL PROSSED, OR BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN FOUND TO BE NOT GUILTY OF THE CHARGE IS NOT REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE ALCOHOL AND DRUG SAFETY ACTION PROGRAM.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4413 (Word version) -- Rep. Limehouse: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "REPORT-A-BULLY IN SCHOOL WEBSITE ACT"; BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-145 SO AS TO PROVIDE EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL DEVELOP A WEBSITE THROUGH WHICH A PERSON MAY ANONYMOUSLY REPORT ACTS OF HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, OR BULLYING OF A STUDENT AT SCHOOL; TO PROVIDE THE DISTRICT SHALL RESPOND TO COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY MEANS OF THE WEBSITE IN A CERTAIN MANNER; TO IMPOSE RELATED REPORTING REQUIREMENTS ON THE DISTRICT; TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL DEVELOP RELATED GUIDELINES; AND TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION RECEIVED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4414 (Word version) -- Rep. Limehouse: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO CHAPTER 104, TITLE 59 SO AS TO CREATE THE PALMETTO PAY FORWARD, PAY BACK PILOT PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL CREATE A SYSTEM IN WHICH A PERSON ACCEPTED TO ATTEND A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING IN THIS STATE CAN FORGO PAYING TUITION AND FEES IN EXCHANGE FOR CONTRACTING WITH THE INSTITUTION TO PAY IT OR THE STATE A PERCENTAGE OF HIS INCOME FOR A SPECIFIED NUMBER OF YEARS AFTER GRADUATION, AMONG OTHER THINGS; AND TO PROVIDE THE COMMISSION SHALL SUBMIT ITS PROPOSED PILOT PROGRAM TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 2015.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4415 (Word version) -- Rep. Lucas: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1300, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CAMPAIGN PRACTICES DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT "CONTRIBUTION" DOES NOT INCLUDE CERTAIN THINGS OF VALUE USED TO PAY FOR COMMUNICATIONS MADE MORE THAN FORTY-FIVE DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION TO INFLUENCE THE OUTCOME OF AN ELECTED OFFICE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4416 (Word version) -- Rep. McEachern: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-650, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PREREQUISITES TO PLACING A CHILD WITH AN ALTERNATIVE CAREGIVER, SO AS TO ADD REQUIREMENTS TO CONDUCT AN INTERVIEW AND A HOME VISIT BEFORE PLACING A CHILD WITH AN ALTERNATIVE CAREGIVER; BY ADDING SECTION 63-7-655 SO AS TO ESTABLISH SAFETY PLAN REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-690, RELATING TO THE TIME TO FORMALIZE PLACEMENT OF A CHILD WITH AN ALTERNATIVE CAREGIVER, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND THE ALTERNATIVE CAREGIVER MUST SIGN A SAFETY PLAN AGREEMENT; AND BY ADDING SECTION 63-7-695 SO AS TO ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO ALTERNATIVE CAREGIVER ARRANGEMENTS BEYOND THE EFFECTIVE DATES OF A SAFETY PLAN.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4417 (Word version) -- Reps. McEachern and Douglas: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 613 OF 1986, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN RICHLAND COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FOUR OF THE SEVEN TRUSTEES OF RICHLAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 MUST BE ELECTED FROM SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS, AND TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS ARE CREATED.

Referred to Richland Delegation

H. 4418 (Word version) -- Rep. M. S. McLeod: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-55-325 SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT A LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY MUST PROVIDE CERTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT A DECEASED INSURED'S LIFE INSURANCE TO A FUNERAL DIRECTOR OR AN EMPLOYEE OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR, AND TO PROVIDE REMEDIES FOR A VIOLATION.

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4419 (Word version) -- Rep. Patrick: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-25-425 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SCHOOL PRINCIPAL MAY SELECT FOR HIS SCHOOL TEACHERS WHO DEMONSTRATE THEIR QUALIFICATIONS AND EFFECTIVENESS UNDER THE EVALUATION SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY ADOPT OPTIONS FOR CERTAIN TEACHERS WHO ARE DISPLACED AND NOT SELECTED FOR A REGULAR POSITION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A DISTRICT MAY PLACE A TEACHER IN CERTAIN LIMITED ASSIGNMENTS; BY ADDING SECTION 59-25-445 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROCESS FOR THE DISMISSAL OR DEMOTING OF TEACHERS WHO RECEIVE CERTAIN DEFICIENT RATINGS ON AN ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND SUBSEQUENTLY FAIL TO REMEDY THE DEFICIENCIES; BY ADDING SECTION 59-26-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL REVIEW THE RESULTS OF CERTAIN PILOT EVALUATION SYSTEMS TO DETERMINE THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NEEDS OF TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS AND TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE SYSTEM FOR FULL IMPLEMENTATION IN SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015, TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS CONCERNING A STATEWIDE STUDENT GROWTH MODEL FOR DETERMINING STUDENT GROWTH ON ASSESSMENTS FOR PURPOSES OF TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL EVALUATIONS, TO PROVIDE OR HELP TO DEVELOP TRAINING FOR EVALUATORS AND A RESOURCE BANK THAT A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY USE TO DEVELOP ITS EVALUATION SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE A DEFAULT EVALUATION SYSTEM AS AN ALTERNATIVE FOR DISTRICTS UNABLE TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN LOCAL SYSTEM IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO REVIEW AND APPROVE STUDENT ASSESSMENTS TO ENSURE ALIGNMENT WITH STATE STANDARDS BEFORE THEY ARE USED TO EVALUATE TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS AND PROVIDE OR APPROVE EVALUATION FORMS USED TO EVALUATE TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS, TO INCLUDE CERTAIN DATA LINKS IN ITS LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEM AND TO REQUIRE A PUBLIC REPORT OF THIS DATA, AND TO REVIEW THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL EVALUATION IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND ENSURING THE EVALUATIONS ARE APPROPRIATELY ADMINISTERED; BY ADDING SECTION 59-26-35 SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MUST IMPLEMENT A SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING ANNUAL AND CONTINUING CONTRACT TEACHERS IN A CERTAIN MANNER; TO AMEND SECTION 59-20-50, RELATING TO SALARY SCHEDULES FOR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS, SO AS TO REVISE THE REQUIREMENTS AND PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-24-40, RELATING TO STATEWIDE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR PRINCIPALS, SO AS TO REVISE THE REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-25-310, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO HIRE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE RECEIVED A PASSPORT CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE AMERICAN BOARD FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF TEACHER EXCELLENCE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DISTRICTS ALSO MAY HIRE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE ALTERNATIVELY CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-25-320, RELATING TO A MANDATORY BACKGROUND CHECK FOR A PERSON WHO HAS RECEIVED A PASSPORT CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE AMERICAN BOARD FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF TEACHER EXCELLENCE, SO AS TO APPLY THE REQUIREMENT TO PEOPLE WITH CERTAIN ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION; TO AMEND SECTION 59-25-330, RELATING TO ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TEACHER CERTIFICATION, SO AS TO EXPAND CRITERIA FOR THIS CERTIFICATION; TO AMEND SECTION 59-25-340, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT OF PASSING THE SOUTH CAROLINA ADOPTED PEDAGOGY EXAMINATION FOR PEOPLE SEEKING ALTERNATIVE TEACHER CERTIFICATION, SO AS TO FURTHER REQUIRE THE EXAMINATION FOR A PERSON WITH AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE CERTIFICATION; TO AMEND SECTION 59-25-350, RELATING TO REPORTS OF PEOPLE WITH A PASSPORT CERTIFICATE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO INCLUDE PEOPLE WITH CERTAIN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE CERTIFICATES IN THIS REPORTING REQUIREMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 59-25-460, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT OF A NOTICE OF DISMISSAL AND HEARING BEFORE A TEACHER MAY BE DISMISSED, SO AS TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CHARGE AND RELATED PROCEDURES; TO AMEND SECTION 59-26-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO COGNITIVE ASSESSMENTS FOR TEACHERS AND TEACHER CERTIFICATION, SO AS TO MODIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND REQUIRE THE PROMULGATION OF CERTAIN RELATED REGULATIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-26-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO TEACHER CONTRACTS, EVALUATIONS, AND THE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT FOR ANNUAL CONTRACT TEACHERS, SO AS TO APPLY THE PROVISIONS TO TEACHERS CERTIFIED THROUGH ALTERNATIVE ROUTE CERTIFICATION AND MODIFY EXISTING REQUIREMENTS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4420 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 11-50-50, AS AMENDED, SECTIONS 11-50-60, 11-50-90, AND 11-50-160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, ALL RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AUTHORITY, SO AS TO UPDATE THE LIST OF COUNTIES IN WHICH A BOARD MEMBER MAY RESIDE OR REPRESENT, TO REMOVE THE AUTHORITY FROM THE JURISDICTION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT, AND TO NO LONGER REQUIRE THE AUTHORITY TO OBTAIN REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE JOINT BOND REVIEW COMMITTEE BEFORE PROVIDING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, BUT TO REQUIRE THE AUTHORITY TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE JOINT BOND REVIEW COMMITTEE REGARDING LOANS AND OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4421 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith, M. S. McLeod and Bernstein: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION AND BOARDS OF ELECTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FOR THOSE COUNTIES THAT DO NOT HAVE A COMBINED BOARD OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTION THE BOARDS MAY BE COMBINED UPON WRITTEN AGREEMENT OF THE COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION AND THE COUNTY GOVERNING BODY; TO PROVIDE THAT THIS WRITTEN AGREEMENT MUST BE FILED WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND STATE ETHICS COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION, MANNER OF APPOINTMENT, TERMS, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF THE COMBINED BOARD; TO REQUIRE THE APPOINTMENTS OF A DIRECTOR AND TO PROVIDE FOR HIS RESPONSIBILITIES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE ABOLISHMENT OF THE SEPARATE BOARDS OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTION; TO PROVIDE THAT FOR THOSE COUNTIES THAT DO HAVE COMBINED BOARDS OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTION, THE POWER TO APPOINT OR RECOMMEND THE APPOINTMENT OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COMBINED BOARD MAY BE DEVOLVED TO THE COUNTY GOVERNING BODY UPON WRITTEN AGREEMENT OF THE COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION AND THE COUNTY GOVERNING BODY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4422 (Word version) -- Rep. Taylor: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE "FEDERAL EDUCATION FUNDING STUDY COMMITTEE" TO REVIEW FEDERAL FUNDING OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THIS STATE AND IDENTIFY AREAS WHERE THE RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF FEDERAL FUNDS SHOULD BE GIVEN GREATER EFFICIENCY AND TRANSPARENCY, TO PROVIDE FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE AND THE METHOD OF APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS, TO SET FORTH THE DUTIES OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE, TO REQUIRE THE STUDY COMMITTEE TO PREPARE A REPORT WITH FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOVERNOR AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AMONG OTHERS, TO MAKE THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, AND TO INCLUDE A SUNSET PROVISION FOR THE STUDY COMMITTEE.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

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