SENATE TO MEET AT 11:00 A.M. TODAY

NO. 10

CALENDAR

OF THE

SENATE

OF THE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011


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Thursday, January 27, 2011

JOINT ASSEMBLY

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Noon:
S. 52 (Word version)--Senators McConnell, Knotts and Nicholson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO FIX NOON ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011, AS THE TIME TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2011; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2011; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2012, AND THE SUBSEQUENT FULL TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AT-LARGE, SEAT 9, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2015; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, TO FILL THE SUBSEQUENT FULL TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2016.
(Adopted--January 26, 2011)

INVITATIONS

Thursday - January 27, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Members of the Senate, Breakfast, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the SC ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES
(Accepted-- January 11, 2011)

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, by the ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.
(Accepted --January 26, 2011)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Members of the Senate, Breakfast, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the SC ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Tuesday, February 2, 2011 - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate, Luncheon, State House Grounds, by the
SC BAPTIST CONVENTION
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Tuesday, February 2, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate, Reception, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, by the LEXINGTON COUNTY NIGHT
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

TUESDAY, February 2, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, Clarion Town House Hotel, by the SC OPTOMETRIC PHYSICIANS ASSOCIATION
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

TUESDAY, February 2, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, Koger Center for the Arts, by the CAROLINAS AGC
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Breakfast, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by EDISON LEARNING, INC.
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Luncheon, Capital City Club, by the
SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS ALLIANCE
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate, "Old Fashioned Barbecue", Clarion Town House Hotel, by the MEMBERS OF THE SC SUPREME COURT, THE COURT OF APPEALS, THE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES, THE FAMILY COURT JUDGES AND THE MASTERS-IN-EQUITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate, Reception, The Palmetto Club, by the
SC FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Members of the Senate, Breakfast, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the SC COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate, Luncheon, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the WIL LOU GRAY OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, "Low Country Boil", Clarion Town House Hotel, by the SC HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, Inn at USC, by the
INN AT USC
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Thursday - February 10, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Members of the Senate, Breakfast, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the COLUMBIA ALUMNAE CHAPTER OF DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, York County Day Legislative Reception, Clarion Town House Hotel, by the YORK COUNTY DAY COMMITTEE AND THE COUNCIL OF CHAMBERS OF YORK COUNTY
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, Palmetto Club, by the
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Breakfast, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the ASSOCIATION OF COSMETOLOGY SALON PROFESSIONALS AND SC ASSOCIATION OF COSMETOLOGY SCHOOLS
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Barbecue Luncheon, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the SC ATHLETIC TRAINERS' ASSOCIATION
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate, Reception, Capital Ballroom/Marriott Columbia, by the MUNICPAL ASSOCIATION OF SC
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, Clarion Town House Hotel Ballroom, by the MYRTLE BEACH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate, Reception, Clarion Town House Hotel, by the
SC CREDIT UNION LEAGUE
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Breakfast, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the SC ASSOCIATION OF HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Luncheon, State House Grounds, by the SC REALTORS
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate, Reception and Dinner, Seawell's Restaurant, by the SC ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Breakfast, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the SC PRIMARY HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 12:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Members of the SC Senate and Staff, Luncheon, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF SC
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, Embassy Suites Hotel, by the SC ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, Clarion Town House Hotel, by the AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Members of the Senate, Breakfast, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the SC NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION AND THE SC GREENHOUSE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
(Accepted-- January 26, 2011)

UNCONTESTED LOCAL

THIRD READING BILL

S. 337 (Word version)--Senator Coleman: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 525 OF 1982, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE CHESTER COUNTY COUNCIL AND THE CHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO REVISE THE DATE BY WHICH A PERSON SHALL FILE A STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY IN ORDER TO RUN FOR A SEAT ON THE CHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
(Without reference--January 11, 2011)
(Read the second time--January 18, 2011)

MOTION PERIOD

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INTERRUPTED DEBATE

(Debate was interrupted by adjournment on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, Senator Cleary retains the floor)
S. 255 (Word version)--Senators Cleary, McConnell, Hutto, Rose and Ford : A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 33, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 57, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE QUALIFIED RELIGIOUS, CHARITABLE, EDUCATIONAL, AND OTHER ELEEMOSYNARY ORGANIZATIONS TO OPERATE AND CONDUCT RAFFLES AND CASINO NIGHT CHARITY GAMES THROUGH REGISTRATION WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA SECRETARY OF STATE, TO PROVIDE STANDARDS FOR THESE EVENTS; TO REQUIRE PROCEEDS TO BE USED FOR RELIGIOUS, CHARITABLE, EDUCATIONAL, OR OTHER

ELEEMOSYNARY PURPOSES; AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--January 19, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senators Thomas and Verdin desire to be present.)

STATEWIDE SECOND READING BILLS

S. 256 (Word version)--Senators Cleary, McConnell, Hutto, Rose and Ford: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON LOTTERIES AND THE EXCEPTIONS TO THIS PROHIBITION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY AUTHORIZE RAFFLES TO BE OPERATED AND CONDUCTED BY RELIGIOUS, CHARITABLE, OR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOR RELIGIOUS, CHARITABLE, OR ELEEMOSYNARY PURPOSES, AND BY GENERAL LAW MUST DEFINE THE TYPE OF ORGANIZATION AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT RAFFLES, PROVIDE THE STANDARDS FOR THEIR CONDUCT AND MANAGEMENT, PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS, AND PROVIDE FOR

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ANY OTHER LAW NECESSARY TO ASSURE THE PROPER FUNCTIONING, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, AND

CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE RAFFLES ARE CONDUCTED.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--January 19, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senators Thomas and Verdin desire to be present.)

S. 213 (Word version)--Senators McConnell and Campsen: A BILL TO DIRECT THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE COMMISSIONER TO INCLUDE BEGINNING WITH THE 2011 CUMULATIVE SUPPLEMENT TO THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, CERTAIN REPORTER'S COMMENTS IN REGARD TO VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROBATE CODE IN TITLE 62, AMENDED BY ACT 244 OF 2010.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--January 26, 2011)
(Favorable)

S. 254 (Word version)--Senators Cleary, McConnell, Hutto, Ford and Ryberg: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 19, TITLE 16 OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO GAMBLING AND LOTTERIES, SO AS TO ADD DEFINITIONS FOR THE REGULATION OF GAMBLING; TO MAKE UNIFORM PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL LOTTERIES AND GAMBLING; TO ALLOW EXCEPTIONS FOR GAMES OF CARDS OR DICE IN A PRIVATE RESIDENCE OR HOME; AND TO PROVIDE THAT MONIES PAID FOR GAMBLING ARE RECOVERABLE BY A DEBTOR.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--January 26, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 277 (Word version)--Senators Peeler, Campsen, Rose, Ryberg and McConnell: A BILL TO RATIFY AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE RIGHT OF SUFFRAGE, BY ADDING SECTION 12 TO GUARANTEE THE RIGHT OF AN INDIVIDUAL TO VOTE BY SECRET BALLOT FOR A DESIGNATION, A SELECTION, OR AN

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AUTHORIZATION FOR EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATION BY A LABOR ORGANIZATION.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--January 26, 2011)
(Majority Favorable)
(Minority Unfavorable)

CONTESTED LOCAL

SECOND READING BILL

S. 384 (Word version)--Senator Pinckney: A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE JASPER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION TO IMPOSE AN IMPACT FEE ON ANY DEVELOPER FOR EACH NEW RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNIT CONSTRUCTED BY THE DEVELOPER WITHIN THE JASPER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE FUNDS MAY BE USED ONLY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION FACILITIES FOR GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELVE WITHIN THE DISTRICT AND FOR THE PAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON EXISTING OR NEW BONDS ISSUED BY THE DISTRICT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE IMPACT FEE MUST BE SET AT AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE COST THAT EACH ADDITIONAL DWELLING UNIT IMPOSES ON THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION FACILITIES.
(Without reference--January 19, 2011)
(Senator Pinckney (WV-100.00) desires to be present.)


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