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

PREFILED BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR DECEMBER 17, 2013

S. 864 (Word version) -- Senators L. Martin, Lourie and Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 4 TO CHAPTER 11, TITLE 63, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY MEDICAL RESPONSE SYSTEM ACT" TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY MEDICAL RESPONSE SYSTEM, WHICH IS A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES 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.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 865 (Word version) -- Senators L. Martin, Alexander, Campbell, O'Dell, Reese, Verdin, Peeler, Shealy and Gregory: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 8 TO CHAPTER 23, TITLE 58, SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE CDL DRIVER EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION ACT WHICH PROVIDES THAT CIVIL LIABILITY CLAIMS MADE AGAINST AN EMPLOYER OF A PERSON WHO HOLDS A VALID COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE BASED ON ANY THEORY OF NEGLIGENT HIRING, TRAINING, RETENTION, OR ENTRUSTMENT MUST BE CONSIDERED IN THE SECOND PHASE OF A BIFURCATED TRIAL PURSUANT TO SECTION 15-32-520(E), IF THERE IS EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT AN AWARD OF PUNITIVE DAMAGES, BUT PUNITIVE DAMAGES MAY NOT BE AWARDED AGAINST AN EMPLOYER SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF VICARIOUS LIABILITY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 866 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 7, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS OF VOTER REGISTRATION, TO REPLACE CURRENT COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONS AND REGISTRATION BOARDS, TO DEVOLVE THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY TO A COMBINED BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS FOR EACH COUNTY, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF BOARD MEMBERS, AND TO ESTABLISH TERMS, DUTIES, AND AUTHORITY FOR THE BOARDS; TO REPEAL SECTION 7-5-35 AND SECTION 7-13-70; AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 27, TITLE 7 RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL COUNTY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 867 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 101 OF 2013, RELATING TO THE 2013-2014 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, SO AS TO REVISE PARAGRAPH 1.85, SECTION 1, PART 1B, THAT ALLOWS FOR A TAX CREDIT FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO A NONPROFIT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING ORGANIZATION BY SPECIFYING THE TAXES FOR WHICH THE CREDIT MAY BE CLAIMED AGAINST, TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS", TO ESTABLISH AN APPLICATION PROCESS TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF CREDIT AVAILABLE TO BE CLAIMED, AND TO DELETE A PROVISION RELATING TO MARRIED PERSONS FILING SEPARATELY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 868 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 30-5-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE UNIFORM STANDARDS FOR FORMATTING DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO A CLERK OF COURT OR REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR RECORDING, TO PROVIDE A SIX-MONTH GRACE PERIOD, TO PROVIDE THAT AFTER THE GRACE PERIOD A NONCONFORMING DOCUMENT MUST BE ACCEPTED FOR RECORDING WITH THE IMPOSITION OF A NONREFUNDABLE FINE TO BE DEPOSITED IN THE COUNTY GENERAL FUND OR MUST BE REFUSED FOR RECORDING, AND TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FOR DOCUMENTS FILED ELECTRONICALLY PURSUANT TO THE UNIFORM REAL PROPERTY ELECTRONIC RECORDING ACT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 869 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 25, TITLE 16 ENTITLED "DATING VIOLENCE" SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, CREATE THE OFFENSE OF DATING VIOLENCE, AND PROVIDE A PENALTY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 870 (Word version) -- Senator Kimpson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-36-71 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A RETAILER IS PRESUMED TO BE LIABLE FOR THE SALES TAX OR RESPONSIBLE FOR COLLECTING AND REMITTING THE USE TAX IF THE RETAILER ENTERS INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE UNDER WHICH THE RESIDENT, FOR CONSIDERATION, REFERS POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS, WHETHER BY AN INTERNET LINK OR OTHERWISE, TO REQUIRE SUCH RETAILERS TO OBTAIN A RETAIL LICENSE AND REMIT SALES AND USE TAX ON ALL TAXABLE RETAIL SALES, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 871 (Word version) -- Senator Fair: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 55 TO TITLE 46 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA EQUINE PROMOTION ACT" INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO PROVIDE FOR THE SUPPORT OF THIS PROGRAM BY MEANS OF A VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION MADE BY PREVIOUS FILING OF SOUTH CAROLINA STATE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RETURNS AND OTHER DONATIONS, GRANTS, OR APPROPRIATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THE REVENUE DERIVED FROM THESE ASSESSMENTS MUST BE USED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-5060, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES MADE BY TAXPAYERS ON STATE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RETURNS, SO AS TO CONFORM THE SECTION TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA EQUINE PROMOTION ACT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

S. 872 (Word version) -- Senator Fair: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-1-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE JOINT CITIZENS AND LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN, SO AS TO ESTABLISH IT AS A PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE AND TO DELETE OBSOLETE PROVISIONS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 873 (Word version) -- Senator Hutto: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-27-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FUNDING OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT, AT A MINIMUM, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND MUST BE APPROPRIATED AS MUCH AS WAS APPROPRIATED IN FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014; AND TO AMEND SECTION 6-27-50, RELATING TO AMENDMENTS TO PROVISIONS OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ITS PROVISIONS MAY NOT BE SUSPENDED EXCEPT IN SEPARATE LEGISLATION SOLELY FOR THAT PURPOSE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 874 (Word version) -- Senator Hutto: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE GOVERNOR AND STATE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE TO INTENSIFY EFFORTS TO CREATE JOBS AND FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN RURAL AREAS OF SOUTH CAROLINA THAT FACE CHRONIC LEVELS OF HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 875 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 41, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO ABORTIONS, BY ADDING SECTION 44-41-25, TO PROVIDE THAT A PHYSICIAN PERFORMING AN ABORTION OUTSIDE OF A HOSPITAL MUST HAVE ADMITTING AND STAFF PRIVILEGES AT A LOCAL CERTIFIED HOSPITAL.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 876 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-355 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL DEER HUNTING NEAR A RESIDENCE, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO HUNT DEER WITH FIREARMS NEAR A RESIDENCE WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE OWNER AND OCCUPANT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

S. 877 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-195, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS SAFETY STANDARDS, TO PROVIDE THAT MOTOR COACHES ARE EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIRED STANDARDS WHEN OWNED AND OPERATED BY A SCHOOL OR A SCHOOL DISTRICT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 878 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 16 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO FELONIES AND MISDEMEANORS, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO PRODUCE OR CREATE AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDINGS OF A VIOLENT CRIME AND THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO PUBLISH AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDINGS OF THE VIOLENT CRIME; AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 879 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 7, TITLE 13 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO NUCLEAR ENERGY, BY ADDING SECTION 13-7-47 TO PROHIBIT MINORS FROM USING SOURCES OF NONIONIZED RADIATION WHICH IS USED IN COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS FOR THE TANNING OF HUMAN SKIN.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 880 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-55, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON WHO HOLDS A BEGINNER'S PERMIT OR A RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE USING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE OR TEXT MESSAGING DEVICE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE THROUGH A SCHOOL ZONE OR HIGHWAY WORK ZONE WHILE USING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE OR TEXT MESSAGING DEVICE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 881 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO GENERAL EXEMPTIONS FROM PROPERTY TAXES; BY ADDING A NEW SUBSECTION TO ALLOW COUNTIES TO EXEMPT FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION SOLAR ENERGY ELECTRIC SYSTEMS AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE COST OF A SOLAR ENERGY HEATING OR COOLING SYSTEM AND A TRADITIONAL HEATING OR COOLING SYSTEM.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 882 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 41-27-210 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF EMPLOYMENT; TO PROVIDE THAT INDIVIDUALS THAT TRANSPORT VEHICLES FOR AUTOMOBILE DEALERS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES ARE EXCLUDED FROM THE DEFINITION; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 883 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 13, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CAMPAIGN PRACTICES, BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1347 TO PROHIBIT CAMPAIGN STAFF, FUNDRAISERS, AND MEMBERS OF COMMITTEES ORGANIZED TO INFLUENCE THE OUTCOME OF CAMPAIGNS FROM BEING TRANSPORTED IN STATE OWNED VEHICLES AND AIRCRAFT; TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8 BY ADDING ARTICLE 12, TO REQUIRE ANNUAL PERSONAL FINANCIAL 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; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-310, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION SHALL BE COMPRISED OF TEN MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE SUPREME COURT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ETHICS COMMISSION MUST BE EVENLY SPLIT BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE MAJORITY PARTY IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE LARGEST MINORITY PARTY IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO REMOVE ARCHAIC REFERENCES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 884 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-20-35 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF A TRUSTEE TO A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY; TO PROVIDE THAT THE FINDINGS OF FACT PRODUCED BY THE SCREENING COMMITTEE MUST CONTAIN AN ANALYSIS OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES PRIOR TO THE VACANCY AND AS A RESULT OF THE VACANCY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 885 (Word version) -- Senator Bryant: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-510 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF THE OWNERSHIP, TRANSFER, OR POSSESSION OF FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION, TO PROVIDE NO GOVERNING BODY OF ANY COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY, OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION IN THE STATE MAY ENACT, ENFORCE, OR PROMULGATE ANY REGULATION OR ORDINANCE THAT REGULATES OR ATTEMPTS TO REGULATE THE TRANSFER, OWNERSHIP, POSSESSION, CARRYING, OR TRANSPORTATION OF KNIVES, FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, COMPONENTS OF FIREARMS, OR ANY COMBINATION OF THESE THINGS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 886 (Word version) -- Senator Bryant: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 38 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO TRANSACTING INSURANCE BUSINESS, BY ADDING SECTION 38-5-15, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE SHALL AUTHORIZE OUT-OF-STATE INSURERS TO OFFER HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES IN THIS STATE, TO AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE TO CONDUCT MARKET AND SOLVENCY EXAMINATIONS OF OUT-OF-STATE INSURERS SEEKING TO OFFER PLANS IN THIS STATE, AND TO PROVIDE LANGUAGE THAT MUST BE PRESENT IN AN OUT-OF-STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN OFFERED TO SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 887 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-25-326, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ALTERATION, MODIFICATION, OR RESCISSION OF A COURT ORDER, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A COURT SHALL NOT ALTER, MODIFY, OR RESCIND A DEFENDANT'S CRIMINAL SENTENCE, UNLESS THE COURT HAS HELD A HEARING ALLOWING THE DEFENDANT, ATTORNEY GENERAL OR SOLICITOR, AND THE VICTIM TO TESTIFY REGARDING THE DECISION TO ALTER, MODIFY, OR RESCIND THE SENTENCE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 888 (Word version) -- Senators Campsen, Courson, Hayes, Grooms, Peeler, L. Martin and Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "ACADEMIC STANDARDS ACCOUNTABILITY ACT"; BY ADDING SECTION 59-18-355 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN RECOMMENDED REVISIONS AND OTHER CHANGES OR ADDITIONS TO A STATEWIDE CORE ACADEMIC AREA CONTENT STANDARD THAT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION CONSIDERS FOR APPROVAL AS AN ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURE MUST RECEIVE BOTH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND THE APPROVAL OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY JOINT RESOLUTION TO BE ADOPTED AND IMPLEMENTED, EXCEPT THAT GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVAL IS NOT NEEDED FOR A REVISION, CHANGE, OR ADDITION DEVELOPED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN RECOMMENDED REVISIONS AND OTHER CHANGES OR ADDITIONS TO STATEWIDE ACADEMIC ASSESSMENTS THAT THE BOARD CONSIDERS FOR APPROVAL AS AN ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURE MUST RECEIVE THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE COMMITTEE TO BE ADOPTED AND IMPLEMENTED, TO PROVIDE THE COMMITTEE AND THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOTIFY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE GOVERNOR BEFORE INITIATING A CHANGE TO AN EXISTING STATEWIDE ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARD OR STATEWIDE ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CODE SECTION MAY NOT BE INTERPRETED TO PREVENT THE DEPARTMENT, BOARD, AND COMMITTEE FROM CONSIDERING THE BEST PRACTICES IN EDUCATION STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS WHILE DEVELOPING ITS OWN STANDARDS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT NEW STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED TO BE DEVELOPED AND ADOPTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR USE AS AN ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURE MUST BE DEVELOPED AND ADOPTED UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-350, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO A MANDATORY CYCLICAL REVIEW OF STATE STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 889 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-260 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY LEGISLATION OR REGULATION IMPOSING A FEE OR AMENDING A FEE AMOUNT MUST BE REFERRED TO THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 890 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERMITS REQUIRED FOR COASTAL ZONE CRITICAL AREAS, SO AS TO DELETE THE EMERGENCY ORDER EXCEPTION TO ORDERS BY APPOINTED OFFICIALS OF COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-280, RELATING TO THE SHORELINE FORTY-YEAR RETREAT POLICY, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE SEAWARD MOVEMENT OF THE BASELINE AFTER JULY 1, 2014, AND TO ELIMINATE THE RIGHT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND LANDOWNERS TO PETITION THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT TO MOVE THE BASELINE SEAWARD UPON COMPLETION OF A BEACH RENOURISHMENT PROJECT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-290, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION RESTRICTIONS SEAWARD OF THE BASELINE, EXCEPTIONS TO RESTRICTIONS, AND SPECIAL PERMITS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE EXCEPTION OF GOLF COURSES FROM A PERMIT REQUIREMENT AND TO SUBSTITUTE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL'S COASTAL DIVISION AS THE DIVISION TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR SPECIAL PERMITS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

S. 891 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-28-310(A) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE USER FEE ON GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SIXTEEN CENT PER GALLON USER FEE SHALL BE INCREASED BY TWO CENTS EACH YEAR UNTIL THE USER FEE IS EQUAL TO THIRTY-SIX CENTS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 892 (Word version) -- Senator Campbell: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 38, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INSURANCE, BY ADDING CHAPTER 8 ENACTING THE "SOUTH CAROLINA NEW MARKET JOBS ACT" SO AS TO PROVIDE A CREDIT AGAINST INSURANCE PREMIUM TAXES AND POSSIBLE OTHER STATES TAXES MADE IN CERTAIN INVESTMENTS MADE BY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ENTITIES, PROVIDING INVESTMENT CAPITAL FOR A QUALIFIED ACTIVE LOW INCOME COMMUNITY SMALL BUSINESS LOCATED IN THIS STATE, TO MODEL THIS STATE INSURANCE PREMIUM TAX CREDIT ON THE FEDERAL NEW MARKETS TAX CREDIT PROGRAM PROVIDING FEDERAL INCOME TAX CREDITS FOR SUCH INVESTMENTS BUT LIMITED TO SUCH INVESTMENTS IN THIS STATE, TO ADOPT FEDERAL DEFINITIONS AS APPLICABLE FOR THE CREDIT BUT MODIFIED TO REFLECT THE PARTICULAR SOUTH CAROLINA APPLICATION OF THE CREDITS, TO PROVIDE A MAXIMUM INITIAL INDIVIDUAL INVESTMENT, A MAXIMUM OVERALL LIMIT FOR ALL SUCH INVESTMENTS ELIGIBLE FOR THE CREDIT, AND AN ANNUAL MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF CREDIT THAT MAY BE CLAIMED, TO PROVIDE THAT THESE CREDITS APPLY OVER SEVEN YEARS AND ARE NONREFUNDABLE AND NOT SALEABLE, TO REQUIRE FEES FOR PROCESSING APPLICATIONS FOR SUCH CREDITS AND FOR RECAPTURE OF THE CREDITS IF QUALIFICATIONS ARE NOT MAINTAINED, TO PROVIDE FOR LETTER RULINGS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE WHEN FEDERAL REGULATIONS DO NOT PROVIDE SPECIFIC GUIDANCE, AND TO PROVIDE OTHER LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 893 (Word version) -- Senator Campbell: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 39 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO TRADE AND COMMERCE, BY ADDING CHAPTER 77, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO SELL OR INSTALL AN UNMOUNTED, UNSAFE USED TIRE ONTO A PASSENGER CAR OR LIGHT TRUCK; TO DEFINE UNSAFE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE CHAPTER, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO CONDUCT INSPECTIONS; TO ESTABLISH A FINE FOR VIOLATIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT THIS CHAPTER DOES NOT LIMIT A BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL'S LIABILITY UNDER THE STATE'S PRODUCTS LIABILITY LAWS; AND TO EXEMPT A BUSINESS OR PERSON WHO IS SELLING TIRES FOR RETREADING.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 894 (Word version) -- Senator Massey: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 14 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO COURTS, BY ADDING SECTION 14-1-240, TO PROVIDE THAT A FIVE DOLLAR SURCHARGE TO FUND TRAINING AT THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY SHALL BE LEVIED ON ALL FINES, FORFEITURES, ESCHEATMENTS, OR OTHER MONETARY PENALTIES IMPOSED IN THE GENERAL SESSIONS COURT OR IN MAGISTRATES OR MUNICIPAL COURT FOR MISDEMEANOR TRAFFIC OFFENSES OR FOR NONTRAFFIC VIOLATIONS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 895 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-110 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT OF REGISTRATION IN ORDER TO VOTE, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON IS NOT ALLOWED TO VOTE IN A PARTISAN PRIMARY ELECTION OR PARTISAN ADVISORY REFERENDUM UNLESS THE PERSON HAS REGISTERED AS BEING A MEMBER OF THAT PARTY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-170, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTER REGISTRATION, TO PROVIDE THE REQUIREMENT OF STATING POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION, IF ANY, ON THE FORM AND INCLUDING IT IN THE OATH, AND REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO ASSIST IN CAPTURING THIS DATA; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-9-20, RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING IN PRIMARY ELECTIONS, TO INCLUDE, AS A REQUIREMENT, REGISTERING AS A MEMBER OF THE PARTY AND TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR CHANGING POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION OR NONAFFILIATION AFTER A SELECTION HAS BEEN MADE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 896 (Word version) -- Senators Coleman, Shealy and Campbell: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 27, TITLE 48, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF FORESTRY IN THIS STATE, SO AS TO CHANGE THE METHOD OF APPOINTMENT FOR MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR FORESTERS, TO CHANGE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO THE RIGHT OF BOARD MEMBERS TO COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES, TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT FOR A SURETY BOND FOR THE BOARD SECRETARY AND THE SECRETARY'S ENTITLEMENT TO A SALARY, TO CHANGE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE POWERS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND OPERATION OF THE BOARD, TO REQUIRE FORESTERS TO BECOME LICENSED IN ADDITION TO BEING REGISTERED, TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, TO ADD REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO THE BOARD'S INVESTIGATION AND REVIEW OF COMPLAINTS, TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT FOR MAINTENANCE OF A SEPARATE FUND FOR MONIES RECEIVED UNDER THE CHAPTER, TO CHANGE PROVISIONS RELATING TO CRIMINAL AND FINANCIAL PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN MISCONDUCT, BY ADDING LICENSURE PROVISIONS FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL, BY ADDING REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

S. 897 (Word version) -- Senator Coleman: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-11-723 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO RETIRES FROM A SOLICITOR'S OFFICE MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE PLANS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE COUNTY IN WHICH HE IS EMPLOYED AT THE TIME OF HIS RETIREMENT PARTICIPATES IN THESE PLANS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS RETROACTIVE TO JANUARY 1, 2012.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 898 (Word version) -- Senator Allen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-20-50, CODE OF LAW OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VARIOUS FUNDING REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE EDUCATION FINANCE ACT, INCLUDING CERTIFIED TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR SALARY REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO REVISE THESE SALARY REQUIREMENTS TO ENSURE THAT, AT A MINIMUM, CERTIFIED TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS ARE ALWAYS PAID AT THE SOUTHEASTERN AVERAGE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED PROVISIONS TO IMPLEMENT THIS REQUIREMENT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 899 (Word version) -- Senator Allen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA SECOND CHANCE ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 17-22-935 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN NONVIOLENT MISDEMEANOR AND FELONY OFFENSES MAY BE EXPUNGED AND TO ESTABLISH THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH THE EXPUNGEMENT MAY OCCUR.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 900 (Word version) -- Senator Allen: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE "STUDY COMMITTEE ON EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL OFFENSES" TO REVIEW THE CRIMINAL LAWS OF THE STATE AND DETERMINE CRIMINAL OFFENSES APPROPRIATE FOR EXPUNGEMENT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP AND STAFFING OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY COMMITTEE'S TERMINATION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 901 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-517 SO AS TO REPLACE THE INCOME TAX IMPOSED ON THE TAXABLE INCOME OF INDIVIDUALS, ESTATES, TRUSTS, AND CERTAIN OTHER ENTITIES IN TAX YEARS BEGINNING AFTER 2013 BY REDUCING THE RATE OF TAXATION BY 1.4 PERCENT EACH YEAR UNTIL THE TAX RATE FOR ALL BRACKETS IS ZERO PERCENT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 902 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-115, TO PROVIDE THAT NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR THE PURPOSES OF REGISTRATION AND THE REQUIRED LIMITS OF LIABILITY INSURANCE, A MOPED IS A MOTOR VEHICLE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-50, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF CHAPTER 5 TO THE OPERATION OF MOPEDS, TO STRIKE THE EXCEPTION FOR THE APPLICATION OF ARTICLES 35 AND 37 AS APPLIED TO THE OPERATION OF MOPEDS ON THE PUBLIC HIGHWAYS AND STREETS OF THIS STATE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 903 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-15-315 OF THE 1976 CODE RELATING TO OFF-SITE DISPLAYS OF AUTOMOBILES OR TRUCKS TO PROVIDE THAT LICENSED DEALERS MAY DISPLAY AUTOMOBILES OR TRUCKS AT AIRPORTS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 904 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-25-20 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, TO INCREASE THE PENALTY OF IMPRISONMENT TO NOT MORE THAN ONE YEAR FOR A FIRST OFFENSE, AND TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR IMPRISONMENT TO NOT LESS THAN A MANDATORY MINIMUM OF NINETY DAYS NOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS FOR A SECOND OFFENSE, AND TO REMOVE THE OPTION OF ATTENDING A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO TREAT BATTERERS TO REDUCE A SENTENCE FOR A SECOND OFFENSE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 905 (Word version) -- Senators Shealy and Turner: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-15-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CONSIDERATION OF A CHILD'S PREFERENCE IN A CUSTODY ORDER, TO PROVIDE THAT IN DETERMINING THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD, THE COURT MUST CONSIDER THE CHILD'S REASONABLE PREFERENCE FOR PARENTING TIME; TO AMEND SECTION 63-15-210, RELATING TO TERMS APPLICABLE TO COURT-ORDERED CUSTODY, TO DEFINE "SHARED CUSTODY"; TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 15, TITLE 63, RELATING TO COURT-ORDERED CUSTODY, BY ADDING SECTION 63-15-215, TO PROVIDE THAT IN A SHARED CUSTODY ORDER, THERE SHALL BE A PRESUMPTION THAT, ABSENT PROOF OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT, OR AN AGREEMENT TO THE CONTRARY, THE PARENTS SHALL HAVE SHARED LEGAL DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY AND SHARE APPROXIMATELY EQUALLY IN THE PARENTING TIME OF A CHILD; TO AMEND SECTION 63-15-220, RELATING TO PARENTING PLANS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT SHALL PROVIDE PARENTS, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST, MEDIATION SERVICES, TO DEVELOP A PARENTING PLAN OR SHARED PARENTING PLAN; TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 15, TITLE 63, RELATING TO COURT-ORDERED CUSTODY, BY ADDING SECTION 63-15-225, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MAY ORDER ANY PERSON SEEKING LEGAL DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY OR PARENTING TIME TO UNDERGO TESTING FOR THE ILLEGAL USE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES OR ABUSE OF ALCOHOL; TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 15, TITLE 63, RELATING TO COURT-ORDERED CUSTODY, BY ADDING SECTION 63-15-227, TO PROVIDE THAT IF A PARTY IS ABSENT OR RELOCATES, THE COURT SHALL NOT CONSIDER IT AS A FACTOR IN DETERMINING LEGAL DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY OR PARENTING TIME IF THE ABSENCE OR RELOCATION IS OF SHORT DURATION OR THE PARTY IS ABSENT OR RELOCATES BECAUSE OF SAFETY REASONS; TO AMEND SECTION 63-15-230, RELATING TO CONSIDERATIONS IN A FINAL CUSTODY DETERMINATION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT SHALL CONSIDER A SHARED CUSTODY AWARD IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD; TO AMEND SECTION 63-15-240, RELATING TO CONTENTS OF AN ORDER FOR CUSTODY AFFECTING THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARENTS, TO PROVIDE THAT IN ISSUING OR MODIFYING AN ORDER FOR CUSTODY, THE ORDER MAY INCLUDE THE AWARD OF SHARED CUSTODY, IN WHICH CASE THE ORDER MUST INCLUDE RESIDENTIAL ARRANGEMENTS, MAJOR DECISIONS CONCERNING THE CHILD, AND THAT EACH CHILD MUST SPEND AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF PARENTING TIME BUT NOT LESS THAN THIRTY-FIVE PERCENT OF CUSTODY TIME WITH EACH PARENT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-15-250, RELATING TO TELEPHONIC AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A MINOR CHILD AND A PARENT, TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN A COURT ORDERS JOINT CUSTODY OR SHARED CUSTODY TO BOTH PARENTS, EACH PARENT SHOULD FACILITATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR REASONABLE TELEPHONIC AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE MINOR CHILD AND THE OTHER PARENT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 906 (Word version) -- Senator Kimpson: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 41 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, TO ENACT THE EARNED PAID SICK LEAVE ACT, TO PROVIDE THAT EMPLOYEES SHALL ACCRUE EARNED PAID AND EARNED UNPAID SICK LEAVE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE METHOD OF AND LIMITS OF ACCRUAL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH AN EMPLOYEE MAY USE EARNED PAID OR EARNED UNPAID SICK LEAVE, TO PROVIDE FOR CERTIFICATION OF THE REASONS FOR WHICH EARNED PAID OR EARNED UNPAID SICK LEAVE IS USED; TO PROVIDE THAT AN EMPLOYER CANNOT HINDER AN EMPLOYEE'S USE OF EARNED PAID OR EARNED UNPAID SICK LEAVE; TO PROVIDE THAT EMPLOYERS MAY NOT PENALIZE A PERSON FOR PROPERLY USING EARNED PAID OR EARNED UNPAID SICK LEAVE; TO PROVIDE THAT EMPLOYERS WHO ALREADY HAVE POLICIES THAT EXCEED THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER DO NOT HAVE TO CHANGE THOSE POLICIES; TO PROVIDE THAT EMPLOYEES MUST PROVIDE REASONABLE NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS BEFORE USING EARNED PAID OR EARNED UNPAID SICK LEAVE IF POSSIBLE; TO PROVIDE FOR NOTICE OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER TO EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 907 (Word version) -- Senator Kimpson: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 6, TITLE 12 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA INCOME TAX ACT, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3710 TO ALLOW A TAX CREDIT TO ANY TAXPAYER THAT EMPLOYS A FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUAL AS A FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE, TO SPECIFY THE TAXES FOR WHICH THE CREDIT MAY BE APPLIED, TO ALLOW THE CREDIT FOR TWENTY-FOUR CONSECUTIVE MONTHS FOR EACH FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUAL; TO SPECIFY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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