SENATE TO MEET AT 12:00 NOON TODAY

NO. 36

CALENDAR

OF THE

SENATE

OF THE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012

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TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

INVITATIONS

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, Mezza Restaurant, 701 Gervais Street, by the SC NURSING HOME ASSOCIATION
(Accepted --February 23, 2012)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Florence County Day Reception, Columbia Museum of Art, by the FLORENCE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOOPMENT PARNTERSHIP, FLORENCE COUNTY PROGRESS, FLORENCE COUNTY, CITY OF FLORENCE AND GREATER FLORENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
(Accepted --February 23, 2012)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 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
(Accepted --February 23, 2012)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Luncheon, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the SC ATHLETIC TRAINERS' ASSOCIATION
(Accepted --February 23, 2012)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception and Barbecue Dinner, The Coop, 1100 Key Road, by the MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF SC
(Accepted --February 23, 2012)

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Breakfast, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the LEADERSHIP SOUTH CAROLINA
(Accepted --February 23, 2012)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Luncheon, State House Grounds, by the SC REALTORS
(Accepted --February 23, 2012)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, Clarion Hotel Downtown by the SC HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
(Accepted --February 23, 2012)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Members of the Senate, Breakfast, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the SC ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH UNDERWRITERS
(Accepted --February 23, 2012)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, "Jasper County on the Move" Low country Shrimp Boil, State House Grounds, by the
JASPER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
(Accepted --February 23, 2012)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 6:30 p.m.
Members of the Senate, 42nd Annual Bird Supper, Columbia Marriott, by the HOMEBUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF SC
(Accepted --February 23, 2012)

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Members of the Senate, Breakfast, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the LANDER UNIVERSITY
(Accepted --February 23, 2012)

UNCONTESTED LOCAL

THIRD READING BILLS

H. 3790 (Word version)--Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO CREATE THE BAMBERG COUNTY WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY; TO PROVIDE FOR ITS DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND POWERS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT AND TERMS OF THE AUTHORITY'S MEMBERS.
(Without reference--March 15, 2011)
(Read the second time--March 16, 2011)

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UNCONTESTED LOCAL

SECOND READING BILLS

S. 764 (Word version)--Senators Ryberg and Massey: A BILL TO CONSOLIDATE AND REDESIGNATE THE NUMBER, DISTRICTS, AND LOCATION OF THE OFFICES OF MAGISTRATES IN AIKEN COUNTY, AND TO REPEAL ACT 758 OF 1988 RELATING TO THE MAGISTRATES IN AIKEN COUNTY.
(Without reference--April 5, 2011)
(Senator Setzler (WV- 3.02) desires to be present.)

H. 4030 (Word version)--Reps. Clyburn and Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 955 OF 1974, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF THE EDGEFIELD COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO

PROVIDE THAT THE TRUSTEES SHALL RECEIVE COMPENSATION AGREED UPON BY THE BOARD.
(Without reference--April 12, 2011)

H. 4094 (Word version)--Rep. Stavrinakis: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF CHARLESTON COUNTY FOR FISCAL YEARS 2010-2011 THROUGH 2012-2013 MAY EXPEND FUNDS GENERATED FROM A GENERAL OBLIGATION DEBT BOND ISSUED FOR SCHOOL OPERATING PURPOSES, IN ORDER TO DEAL WITH A SHORTAGE OF SCHOOL OPERATING FUNDS, IF PERMITTED BY THE FEDERAL LAW APPLICABLE TO THE PARTICULAR TYPES OF BONDS ISSUED AND IF IT DOES NOT VIOLATE ANY PROVISIONS OF THE BOND INDENTURE APPLICABLE TO THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF THOSE BONDS AND TO REQUIRE THAT ANY BOND FUNDS USED FOR SCHOOL OPERATING PURPOSES MUST BE RESTORED

TO THE APPROPRIATE BOND PROCEEDS ACCOUNTS WITHIN TWELVE MONTHS.
(Without reference--May 3, 2011)
(Senator McConnell (WV-13.89) desires to be present.)

H. 4143 (Word version)--Reps. Gilliard, R.L. Brown, Mack and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 1235 OF 1970, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CHARLESTON COUNTY AIRPORT

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DISTRICT AND ITS GOVERNING BOARD, SO AS TO ADD TWO MEMBERS OF THE CHARLESTON COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION, EX OFFICIO, TO THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE DISTRICT; TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE AUTHORITY MAY SERVE AS ITS CHAIRMAN, AND TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS WHO ARE APPOINTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION OR COUNTY COUNCIL SHALL SERVE ONE FOUR-YEAR TERM.
(Without reference--May 5, 2011)
(Senator Ford (WV-13.38) desires to be present.)

S. 1092 (Word version)--Senators Jackson, Courson, Lourie and Scott: A BILL TO ABOLISH THE RICHLAND COUNTY BOARD OF ASSESSMENT CONTROL AND DEVOLVE ALL OF ITS DUTIES, POWERS, AND FUNCTIONS UPON THE RICHLAND COUNTY COUNCIL AND TO REPEAL SECTION 1 OF ACT 952 OF 1958.
(Without reference--January 11, 2012)
(Senator Scott (WV-28.42) desires to be present.)

H. 4632 (Word version)--Rep. Battle: A BILL TO FORM ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN MARION COUNTY INTO A SINGLE SCHOOL DISTRICT ENTITLED THE "MARION COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT" ON JULY 1, 2012, TO PROVIDE THAT THERE MUST BE NO ELECTED COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION FOR MARION COUNTY WITH ALL POWERS AND DUTIES OF THIS OFFICE DEVOLVED UPON THE MARION COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION WHICH MUST BE THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE MARION SCHOOL DISTRICT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANAGERIAL AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF FOR THE DISTRICT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH CONTRACTS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR TEACHERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL OF THE DISTRICT MUST BE OFFERED, TO PROVIDE FOR THE FISCAL AUTHORITY AND AFFAIRS OF THE DISTRICT, INCLUDING THE MANNER IN WHICH AD VALOREM TAXES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE DISTRICT MUST BE LEVIED FOR OPERATING AND GENERAL OBLIGATION DEBT PURPOSES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR

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OTHER RELATED PROVISIONS TO EFFECTUATE THIS FORMATION ON JULY 1, 2012.
(Without reference--March 1, 2012)

MOTION PERIOD

VETOES

(Returned to the Senate)
(R135, H4723)--Reps. Loftis, Corbin, Allen, Dillard, Hamilton, Henderson, Nanney, G.R. Smith, Stringer, Willis and Bannister: AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 848 OF 1954, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE BEREA WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT IN GREENVILLE COUNTY, SO AS TO ADD TWO ADDITIONAL MEMBERS TO THE GOVERNING COMMISSION AND PROVIDE FOR STAGGERING THEIR TERMS.
(Vetoed by Governor--February 28, 2012)

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INTERRUPTED DEBATE

(Debate was interrupted by adjournment on Thursday, March 01, 2012, not to be taken up until March 13, 2012)
H. 3241 (Word version)--Reps. Owens, Stringer, G.R. Smith, Harrison, Daning, Hamilton, Bingham, Long, Henderson, Atwater, Lucas, Clemmons, Cooper, Horne, Simrill, D.C. Moss, Sandifer, Harrell, Erickson, Norman, Barfield and Loftis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-40-55 SO AS TO PROVIDE CHARTER SCHOOL POWERS AND DUTIES AND TO ALLOW A SPONSOR TO RETAIN CERTAIN FUNDS FOR OVERSEEING THE CHARTER SCHOOL; BY ADDING SECTION 59-40-175 SO AS TO CREATE THE CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITY REVOLVING LOAN PROGRAM FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, PURCHASE, RENOVATION, AND MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PURPOSE OF THE CHARTER SCHOOL ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE AN ADDITIONAL PURPOSE; TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO AMEND EXISTING DEFINITIONS AND ADD NEW DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-50, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOL POWERS AND DUTIES, SO AS TO ALLOW FOR THE APPLICATION TO CREATE A SINGLE GENDER CHARTER SCHOOL, REVISE PRIORITY ENROLLMENT LIMITS, PROVIDE FOR THE ELECTION OF A CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, PROVIDE FOR BOARD MEETING NOTICE REQUIREMENTS, ALLOW A CHARTER SCHOOL TO CONTRACT WITH PROVIDERS FOR STUDENT TRANSPORTATION, AND ALLOW CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN CERTAIN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO APPLICATION TO CREATE A CHARTER SCHOOL, SO AS TO CLARIFY WHAT MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE CONTRACT, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CREATE A CONTRACT TEMPLATE; TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-70, AS AMENDED,

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RELATING TO THE CHARTER SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, SO AS TO REVISE ITS MEMBERSHIP AND TO EXTEND THE TIME PERIOD IN WHICH THE COMMITTEE SHALL DETERMINE APPLICATION COMPLIANCE AND THE TIME IN WHICH A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL RULE ON THE APPLICATION; TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-100, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOL CONVERSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS PROVIDING FOR PAPER BALLOTS, TO REVISE PRIORITY ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES FOR A CONVERTED CHARTER SCHOOL, AND TO ALLOW A CONVERTED CHARTER SCHOOL TO RETAIN FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE BEFORE CONVERSION; TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-110, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DURATION OF A CHARTER, SO AS TO ALLOW A SPONSOR TO IMMEDIATELY REVOKE A CHARTER AND CLOSE THE SCHOOL UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-140, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS TO CHARTER SCHOOLS, TO REVISE WHAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL RECEIVE, TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO FINE SPONSORS THAT FAIL TO DISTRIBUTE CERTAIN FUNDS TO CHARTER SCHOOLS, AND TO REVISE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-190, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO LIABILITY OF A GOVERNING BODY OF A CHARTER SCHOOL, SO AS TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY TO A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LIABILITY REGARDING ACTIVITIES RELATED TO A SPONSORED CHARTER SCHOOL; TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-230, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL, SO AS TO REVISE ITS MEMBERSHIP; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-130, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO LEAVE TO BE EMPLOYED AT A CHARTER SCHOOL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CHARTER SCHOOL IS A COVERED EMPLOYER WITH RESPECT TO THE SOUTH

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CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEMS FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES.
(Read the first time--March 1, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Education--March 24, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Minority report removed by unanimous consent--April 20, 2011)
(Read the second time--June 1, 2011)
(Set for Special Order February 21, 2012)
(Senators Ford, Matthews and Leventis desire to be present.)

SPECIAL ORDERS

(Set for Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Senator Malloy retains the floor)
H. 3631 (Word version)--Reps. Harrison, Clemmons, Funderburk, Pitts, Anderson, R.L. Brown, Govan, Hodges, Allen, White, Edge, Whipper, Hiott, Limehouse, Horne, Vick, Herbkersman, Agnew, Viers, Hardwick, Harrell, Sellers, Skelton, Gambrell, Young and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-34-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONDUCTING A PRESCRIBED FIRE, SO AS TO FURTHER SPECIFY SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS FOR A PRESCRIBED FIRE MANAGER AND TO REFERENCE SPECIFIC REGULATORY AND STATUTORY PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO CONDUCTING A PRESCRIBED FIRE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 48-34-50, RELATING TO LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY A PRESCRIBED FIRE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PROPERTY OWNER, LESSEE, AGENT, OR EMPLOYEE IS NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE RESULTING SMOKE OF A

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PRESCRIBED FIRE UNLESS GROSS NEGLIGENCE IS PROVEN.
(Read the first time--March 15, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--April 20, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Set for Special Order February 21, 2012)
(Amended--March 8, 2012)
(Read the second time--March 8, 2012)
(Ayes 40 Nays 0--March 8, 2012)
(Senator Malloy desires to be present.)

(Made Special Order Tuesday, February 21, 2012, following all other Special Orders)
S. 102 (Word version)--Senators Grooms, Fair, Verdin and Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 71, TITLE 38 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-238 TO PROHIBIT QUALIFIED HEALTH PLANS OFFERED THROUGH A HEALTH CARE EXCHANGE REQUIRED BY THE FEDERAL "PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT" FROM OFFERING

ABORTION COVERAGE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Banking and Insurance--April 14, 2011)
(Majority Favorable)
(Minority Unfavorable)
(Set for Special Order February 21, 2012)
(Amended--March 8, 2012)
(Read the second time--March 8, 2012)
(Ayes 38 Nays 1--March 8, 2012)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

STATEWIDE THIRD READING BILLS

S. 256 (Word version)--Senators Cleary, McConnell, Hutto, Rose, Ford and Knotts: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895,

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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 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)
(Amended--February 9, 2011)
(Read the second time--February 9, 2011)
(Ayes 22 Nays 17--February 9, 2011)
(Senators Thomas and Bright desire to be present.)

S. 231 (Word version)--Senators Campsen, Davis and Rose: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-550, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SPECIAL PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF BEER AND

WINE, SO AS TO REMOVE SPECIFIC REFERENCES TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--February 16, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted--February 22, 2011)
(Read the second time--February 23, 2011)
(Ayes 40 Nays 2--February 23, 2011)
(Senator Thomas desires to be present.)

S. 633 (Word version)--Senators Sheheen, Knotts and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8 OF THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1339 TO PROHIBIT A POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE ORGANIZED BY OR

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ON BEHALF OF CERTAIN STATEWIDE OFFICIALS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1340 TO DELETE REFERENCES TO A COMMITTEE ORGANIZED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ESTABLISHED, FINANCED, MAINTAINED, OR CONTROLLED BY A CANDIDATE OR PUBLIC OFFICIAL.
(Read the first time--March 2, 2011)
(Recalled from Committee on Judiciary--March 16, 2011)
(Read the second time--March 16, 2011)
(Ayes 32 Nays 8--March 16, 2011)
(Senators Bryant and Bright desire to be present.)

H. 3266 (Word version)--Reps. Owens, Hiott, Whipper and R.L. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 57-5-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE GENERAL COMPOSITION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM MUST BE BUILT ACCORDING TO STATE STANDARDS AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MAY USE CERTAIN FUNDS TO MAINTAIN THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM; TO AMEND SECTION 57-5-70, RELATING TO ADDITIONS TO THE STATE HIGHWAY SECONDARY SYSTEM, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO ADD COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL ROADS TO THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM WHEN NECESSARY FOR THE INTERCONNECTIVITY OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM; TO AMEND SECTION 57-5-80, RELATING TO THE DELETION AND REMOVAL OF ROADS FROM THE STATE HIGHWAY SECONDARY SYSTEM, SO AS TO REVISE THE PROCEDURE FOR THE REMOVAL OF ROADS FROM THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM WHEN A GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY AGREES TO ACCEPT THE ROAD INTO ITS OWN HIGHWAY

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SYSTEM; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 57-5-90 RELATING TO BELT LINES AND SPURS.
(Read the first time--May 24, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--May 25, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Amended--June 1, 2011)
(Read the second time--June 1, 2011)
(Ayes 38 Nays 1--June 1, 2011)
(Amendment proposed--January 10, 2012)
(Document No. 3266R003.LKG)
(Senators Knotts desires to be present.)

H. 3259 (Word version)--Reps. Herbkersman and Forrester: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-115, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN A GOLF CART OWNER'S RESIDENCE IS LOCATED WITHIN A GATED COMMUNITY THE TWO-MILE LIMIT WITHIN WHICH A GOLF CART OWNER MAY OPERATE HIS GOLF CART MUST BE MEASURED FROM THE COMMUNITY'S PRIMARY ENTRANCE AND NOT FROM THE OWNER'S RESIDENCE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF A GOLF CART ALONG A SECONDARY HIGHWAY OR STREET ON CERTAIN SEA ISLANDS, TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR THE TERM "GATED

COMMUNITY", AND TO PROVIDE THAT A GOLF CART MAY CROSS CERTAIN SECONDARY HIGHWAYS.
(Read the first time--April 7, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--May 25, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted--June 1, 2011)
(Read the second time--June 1, 2011)
(Ayes 31 Nays 6--June 1, 2011)
(Senators Williams and Elliott desire to be present.)

S. 1170 (Word version)--Judiciary Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, RELATING TO INFORMATION SUBMITTED WITH AN ELECTRIC UTILITY FINANCING APPLICATION FILED WITH THE COMMISSION, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER

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4189, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Without reference--February 1, 2012)
(Read the second time--February 2, 2012)
(Ayes 37 Nays 2--February 2, 2012)
(Senator Ford desires to be present.)

S. 704 (Word version)--Senator S. Martin and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-40 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE METHOD AND TERMS OF SALE OF FORFEITED LANDS, TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR MAY BID IN FOR THAT COUNTY'S FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION ON PROPERTY SOLD FOR NONPAYMENT OF AD VALOREM TAXES AND TO PROVIDE THAT LANDS DEEDED TO THE COMMISSION ARE ONLY COUNTY ASSETS, NOT STATE ASSETS, AND MUST BE SOLD TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE COUNTY, NOT THE COUNTY AND THE STATE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-50, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION TO THE COMMISSION FOR APPROVAL TO SELL FORFEITED LAND BY THE FORMER OWNER, TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO DELINQUENT STATE TAXES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-70, RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY BY THE COMMISSION OF FORFEITED LAND SOLD BY THE FORMER OWNER, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR, RATHER THAN THE SHERIFF, MUST DELIVER THE TITLE TO THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-80, RELATING TO THE ASSIGNMENT OF COMMISSION BIDS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF A COUNTY FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION MAY ACCEPT BIDS FOR ASSIGNMENTS OF THE COMMISSION'S BIDS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-90, RELATING TO THE EXECUTION OF DEEDS AND VALIDATION OF CERTAIN DEEDS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR MAY EXECUTE A DEED TO THE PURCHASER OF PROPERTY BID IN BY THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR FOR THAT COUNTY'S FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION ON PROPERTY SOLD FOR NONPAYMENT OF AD VALOREM TAXES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-100, RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF

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FORFEITED PROPERTY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE NET PROCEEDS MUST GO TO THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 12-59-30.
(Read the first time--March 17, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 22, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--February 28, 2012)
(Read the second time--March 1, 2012)
(Ayes 35 Nays 0--March 1, 2012)
(Senator Malloy desires to be present.)

S. 1054 (Word version)--Senators Rose and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS REQUIRED TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT, SO AS TO EXPAND THE DELINEATED LIST OF PERSONS REQUIRED TO REPORT TO INCLUDE SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, COACHES, CAMP COUNSELORS, ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, AND OTHER PERSONS WHOSE DUTIES REQUIRE DIRECT CONTACT OR SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN, TO PROVIDE ANY PERSON MUST REPORT SUSPECTED SEXUAL OR PHYSICAL ABUSE OF A CHILD, TO PROVIDE THAT BOARD MEMBERS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND OTHER HEADS OF ORGANIZATIONS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND SUPERVISORS ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT BY A STAFF MEMBER, TO PROVIDE FOR REPORTING TO THE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE, AND PUBLICIZE A TWENTY-FOUR HOUR, STATEWIDE, TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE REPORTING OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-410, RELATING TO THE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY NOT BE ADJUDICATED DELINQUENT

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FOR FAILURE TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--February 29, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--March 1, 2012)
(Read the second time--March 1, 2012)
(Ayes 36 Nays 0--March 1, 2012)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

H. 3254 (Word version)--Rep. Daning: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 57-23-815, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ROADSIDE VEGETATION MANAGEMENT AT EXIT 199 ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 26 IN BERKELEY COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BOTH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE TOWN OF SUMMERVILLE MAY MOW BEYOND THIRTY FEET

FROM THE PAVEMENT ROADSIDE VEGETATION ADJACENT TO INTERSTATE 26 AT THIS LOCATION.
(Read the first time--January 19, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--February 14, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Read the second time--February 21, 2012)
(Ayes 34 Nays 0--February 21, 2012)
(Second reading reconsidered--February 23, 2012)
(Amended--March 6, 2012)
(Read the second time--March 6, 2012)
(Ayes 37 Nays 0--March 6, 2012)
(Senator Williams desires to be present.)

H. 4716 (Word version)--Rep. Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-23-855 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MAY MAINTAIN AND MOW ROADSIDE VEGETATION BEYOND THIRTY FEET FROM THE PAVEMENT ADJACENT TO EXIT 190

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ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 95 IN DILLON COUNTY.
(Read the first time--February 8, 2012)
(Recalled from Committee on Transportation--March 1, 2012)
(Amended--March 6, 2012)
(Read the second time--March 6, 2012)
(Ayes 37 Nays 0--March 6, 2012)
(Senator Williams desires to be present.)

S. 1029 (Word version)--Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-1-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES OF CERTAIN BODIES OF WATER, SO AS TO GIVE A NUMERICAL DESIGNATION TO EACH BODY OF WATER ENUMERATED IN THE SECTION AND TO MAKE OTHER TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE SECTION.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--February 22, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted--March 7, 2012)
(Read the second time--March 7, 2012)
(Ayes 42 Nays 1-- March 7, 2012)
(Senator Bright desires to be present.)

H. 4475 (Word version)--Reps. Young, Clyburn, Taylor, Hixon, Frye, Southard, Clemmons and Hardwick: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 47-9-710, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF EQUINE LIABILITY IMMUNITY, SO AS TO INCLUDE TRAIL RIDING IN THE DEFINITION OF "EQUINE ACTIVITY"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 47-9-730, RELATING TO WARNING SIGNS REQUIRED TO BE POSTED BY EQUINE PROFESSIONALS AND EQUINE ACTIVITY SPONSORS, SO AS TO INCLUDE A

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REQUIREMENT THAT WARNING SIGNS ARE TO BE POSTED AT THE ENTRANCE TO RIDING TRAILS.
(Read the first time--January 31, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources--February 22, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Read the second time--March 7, 2012)
(Ayes 42 Nays 0-- March 7, 2012)

S. 1301 (Word version)--Senators Fair and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-11-335 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT TO ENSURE A REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNING BODY ABOVE A SIZE OF THREE, AN ELECTED GOVERNING BODY OF A PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT LOCATED WHOLLY IN ONE COUNTY WHICH PROVIDES WATER, SEWER, OR FIRE SERVICE WITHIN ITS SERVICE AREA MAY BE ENLARGED BY ADDITIONAL MEMBERS IN THE MANNER AND UNDER THE PROCEDURES SPECIFIED IN THIS SECTION.
(Without reference--March 1, 2012)
(Amended--March 7, 2012)
(Read the second time--March 7, 2012)
(Ayes 39 Nays 1-- March 7, 2012)

S. 1062 (Word version)--Senators Bryant, Verdin, Grooms, Bright, Shoopman and Rose: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 24 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE STATE PRISON SYSTEM, BY ADDING SECTION 24-3-83 TO PROHIBIT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FROM USING STATE FUNDS OR STATE RESOURCES TO PROVIDE A PRISONER WITH SEXUAL REASSIGNMENT SURGERY OR HORMONAL THERAPY.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Corrections and Penology--March 6, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--March 7, 2012)
(Read the second time--March 7, 2012)
(Ayes 41 Nays 0-- March 7, 2012)

H. 3527 (Word version)--Reps. Gilliard, McEachern, Spires, Butler Garrick, King, Jefferson, Sabb, Munnerlyn, V.S. Moss, Cobb-Hunter,

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Herbkersman, Willis, Harrell, Pope, D.C. Moss, Norman, Hearn, Horne, Murphy, Bikas, Viers, Whipper and R.L. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-3-970 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR AN INMATE TO BE A MEMBER OF AN INTERNET-BASED SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITE AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.
(Read the first time--May 3, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Corrections and Penology--March 6, 2012)
(Favorable with Amendment)
(Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted--March 8, 2012)
(Read the second time--March 8, 2012)
(Ayes 37 Nays 0--March 8, 2012)

S. 1227 (Word version)--Senator Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 10-1-35 SO AS TO PROHIBIT CAMPING, SLEEPING, OR USE OF THE STATE HOUSE GROUNDS AND ALL BUILDINGS LOCATED ON THE GROUNDS FOR LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS PURPOSES.
(Read the first time--February 15, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--March 7, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Read the second time--March 8, 2012)
(Ayes 35 Nays 0--March 8, 2012)

H. 4295 (Word version)--Reps. Bowers and Brantley: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-300, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN HAMPTON COUNTY, SO AS TO DELETE POLLING PLACE LOCATIONS IN THE VOTING PRECINCTS OF HAMPTON COUNTY, TO DESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER FOR THE MAP ON WHICH LINES OF THESE PRECINCTS ARE DELINEATED AND MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE HAMPTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND VOTER REGISTRATION, WITH THE

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APPROVAL OF A MAJORITY OF THE HAMPTON COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION, TO

DETERMINE THE POLLING PLACES FOR THE PRECINCTS IN HAMPTON COUNTY.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Recalled from Committee on Judiciary--March 7, 2012)
(Read the second time--March 8, 2012)
(Ayes 36 Nays 0--March 8, 2012)

STATEWIDE SECOND READING BILLS

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)
(Senators Hayes and Bright desire to be present.)

S. 122 (Word version)--Senators Campsen, McConnell, Rose, Fair and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-108 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY USE A FIREARM TO KILL OR ATTEMPT TO KILL ANY ANIMAL DURING ANY SEASON IN SELF-DEFENSE, DEFENSE OF ANOTHER, OR DEFENSE OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO USES DEADLY FORCE AGAINST A BIG GAME ANIMAL OR ALLIGATOR MUST REPORT THE INCIDENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN ANIMAL CARCASSES TAKEN PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MAY NOT BE RETAINED, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR

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FAILURE TO REPORT THE INCIDENT OR SURRENDER THE CARCASS.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--February 2, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--February 16, 2011)
(Amendment proposed--February 16, 2011)
(Document No. 122R005.VAS)
(Senator Knotts desires to be present.)

S. 501 (Word version)--Senators Cromer, Peeler, Leatherman, L. Martin, McGill, Courson, Thomas, Grooms, Verdin, O'Dell, Campsen, Matthews, Campbell, Hutto, Alexander, Williams, Fair, Scott, Cleary, Reese, Davis, Leventis, Shoopman, Elliott, Anderson, S. Martin, Nicholson, Coleman, Rose, Ford and Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-34-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONDUCTING A PRESCRIBED FIRE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A FIRE MANAGER WHO SUPERVISES A PRESCRIBED FIRE MUST CONSIDER BOTH FIRE BEHAVIOR AND SMOKE MANAGEMENT AND TO PROVIDE CITATIONS TO OTHER SPECIFIC STATUTORY AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 48-34-50, RELATING TO LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY A PRESCRIBED FIRE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO PROPERTY OWNER, LESSEE, AGENT, OR EMPLOYEE MAY BE HELD LIABLE FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE RESULTING SMOKE OF A PRESCRIBED FIRE UNLESS GROSS NEGLIGENCE IS PROVEN.
(Read the first time--February 3, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--February 16, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senator Malloy desires to be present.)

H. 3285 (Word version)--Reps. Ballentine, Young, Viers and Huggins: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT, BY ADDING SECTION 22A SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

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TO RECEIVE A RECORDED ROLL CALL VOTE AT VARIOUS STAGES OF THEIR PASSAGE BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE.
(Read the first time--January 26, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--February 16, 2011)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)

S. 27 (Word version)--Senators Leatherman, McGill, Rose, Leventis and Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS INCLUDING AN EXEMPTION OF TWO PRIVATE PASSENGER VEHICLES OWNED OR LEASED BY A TOTALLY AND PERMANENTLY DISABLED VETERAN, TO PROVIDE THAT A TOTALLY AND PERMANENTLY

DISABLED FIREFIGHTER ALSO QUALIFIES FOR THIS EXEMPTION.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 23, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senator Leatherman desires to be present.)

S. 418 (Word version)--Senator Leatherman: A BILL TO ENACT THE PROVISO CODIFICATION ACT OF 2011, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CODIFICATION IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS OF CERTAIN PROVISOS CONTAINED IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT EFFECTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 ONLY.
(Read the first time--January 25, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 23, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senators Ryberg, Leatherman, Davis and Knotts desire to be present.)

S. 419 (Word version)--Senators Setzler, Thomas, Fair, Bryant Rose and Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-240 SO AS TO CREATE THE OTHER FUNDS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO REVIEW AND EXAMINE THE SOURCE OF OTHER FUNDS IN THIS STATE AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL

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ASSEMBLY, TO PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL AGENCIES MUST COOPERATE WITH THE COMMITTEE, AND TO REQUIRE THE STATE BUDGET OFFICE TO NOTIFY THE COMMITTEE OF ANY REQUEST FOR AN INCREASE IN INTERIM BUDGET AUTHORIZATION.
(Read the first time--January 25, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 23, 2011)
(Majority Favorable)
(Minority Unfavorable)

S. 427 (Word version)--Senators Hayes, Hutto, Grooms, Land, O'Dell and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-45-17 SO AS TO PROVIDE MINIMUM CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR COUNTY TAX COLLECTORS AND PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 12-59-85 SO AS TO ALLOW A COUNTY FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION TO REFUSE TO ACCEPT TITLE TO PROPERTY WHEN REFUSAL IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 12-51-50, AS AMENDED, AND 12-51-70, RELATING TO DELINQUENT TAX SALES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALES DATE AND TO INCREASE FROM THREE HUNDRED TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS THE

DAMAGES FOR WHICH A DEFAULTING BIDDER IS LIABLE.
(Read the first time--January 25, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 23, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senator O'Dell desires to be present.)

S. 428 (Word version)--Senators Hayes, Hutto, Grooms, Land and O'Dell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-251, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CALCULATION OF ROLLBACK MILLAGE USED IN THE YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION OF A COUNTYWIDE REASSESSMENT PROGRAM, SO AS TO REVISE THE METHOD OF CALCULATING ROLLBACK MILLAGE AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPOSITION OF AN "EQUIVALENT MILLAGE" FOR MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX WHEN MUNICIPAL

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BOUNDARIES EXTEND INTO MULTIPLE COUNTIES ON DIFFERENT REASSESSMENT SCHEDULES.
(Read the first time--January 25, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 23, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senator O'Dell desires to be present.)

S. 447 (Word version)--Senators O'Dell, Peeler, Leatherman, Bryant, Nicholson, Cleary, Alexander, Cromer, Elliott, Setzler, Ford and Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-224, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT OF UNDEVELOPED ACREAGE SUBDIVIDED INTO LOTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE ASSESSOR MAY DETERMINE THAT A REASONABLE TIME TO SELL THE PLATTED LOTS IS NINE YEARS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF APPLICATION FOR THE DISCOUNTED RATE COMES AFTER MAY FIRST BUT BEFORE JUNE FIRST, THE OWNER SHALL RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTED RATE BUT THE DISCOUNT SHALL BE REDUCED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-225, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MULTIPLE LOT DISCOUNTS, SO AS TO EXTEND THE DISCOUNT FROM FIVE TO SEVEN YEARS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DISCOUNT RUNS WITH THE PROPERTY UNTIL THE DISCOUNT IS TERMINATED, TO PROVIDE THAT IF APPLICATION FOR THE DISCOUNTED RATES COMES AFTER MAY FIRST BUT BEFORE JUNE FIRST THE OWNERS SHALL RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTED RATE BUT THE DISCOUNT SHALL BE REDUCED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT APPLICATION FOR THE DISCOUNTED RATE ONLY MUST BE MADE IN THE FIRST YEAR.
(Read the first time--January 26, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 23, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Leventis desires to be present.)

H. 3344 (Word version)--Reps. Brady, Erickson, Sandifer, Allison, Dillard, Butler Garrick, Munnerlyn, Funderburk, Horne, Long, Nanney, Bowers, Bales, Anderson, Pinson, Weeks and Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "UNFAIR DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SUBJECTS OF ABUSE IN

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INSURANCE ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 38-57-115 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNFAIR DISCRIMINATION FOR AN INSURER TO DENY, REFUSE TO ISSUE OR RENEW, CANCEL, RESTRICT OR EXCLUDE COVERAGE, DENY A CLAIM OR LIMIT PAYMENTS, OR ADD A PREMIUM DIFFERENTIAL TO A POLICY OR CERTIFICATE OF COVERAGE ON THE BASIS THAT AN APPLICANT OR INSURED HAS BEEN OR IS PERCEIVED TO HAVE BEEN ABUSED OR MAY BE A SUBJECT

OF ABUSE AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES, INCLUDING FINES UP TO TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
(Read the first time--February 9, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Banking and Insurance--February 23, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Amended--April 19, 2011)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2011)
(Ayes 23 Nays 16--April 19, 2011)
(Second reading reconsidered--April 19, 2011)
(Ayes 27 Nays 13--April 19, 2011)
(Senators Malloy, Ford, Verdin, Bryant, Bright and Knotts desire to be present.)

S. 224 (Word version)--Senators Knotts and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-111-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FREE TUITION FOR CERTAIN VETERANS' CHILDREN, SO AS TO ALSO PROVIDE FREE TUITION TO CHILDREN OF CERTAIN ACTIVE DUTY SERVICEMEMBERS WITH HONORABLE WARTIME SERVICE.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Education--February 24, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

H. 3185 (Word version)--Reps. Harrell, Cooper, Owens, Harrison, Hardwick, Sandifer, Bingham, Atwater, Bowen, Daning, Hamilton, Hiott, Parker, Bannister, J.R. Smith, Tallon, Limehouse, Brady, Willis, Taylor, Young, Spires, Thayer, Long, Pitts, D.C. Moss, Patrick, Edge, Hixon, Norman, Chumley, Huggins, Frye, Pope, Brannon, Umphlett, Delleney, Allison, Bedingfield, Loftis, Crosby, McCoy, Horne, Clemmons, Skelton, Quinn, White, G.R. Smith, Toole, Ballentine, G.M. Smith, Barfield, Sottile,

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Erickson, Hearn, Murphy, Pinson, Ryan, Stringer, Lucas, Bikas, Gambrell, Corbin, Simrill, Forrester, Henderson, Viers, Weeks, Whitmire, Vick, McLeod, McEachern and Knight: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHER EDUCATION TRANSPARENCY ACT OF 2011" INCLUDING THE PROVISIONS TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-355 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT EACH PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING MUST MAINTAIN A DETAILED TRANSACTION REGISTER OF ALL FUNDS EXPENDED EACH MONTH AND POST THAT REGISTER ONLINE, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPLEMENTATION, TO PROVIDE THAT EACH PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING MUST POST ONLINE ALL OF ITS CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS AND THE CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS FOR CREDIT CARDS ISSUED TO ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES FOR OFFICIAL USE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL'S OFFICE POSTS THE SAME CREDIT CARD INFORMATION ON ITS WEBSITE, THE INSTITUTION MAY PROVIDE INFORMATION ON HOW TO ACCESS ITS CREDIT CARD INFORMATION ON THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL'S WEBSITE IN

LIEU OF COMPLYING WITH THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS.
(Read the first time--February 2, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Education--February 24, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senators Hutto, Courson and Knotts desire to be present.)

S. 225 (Word version)--Senators Knotts, Ford and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-3890 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR CERTAIN PERSONS WHO ARE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE TO USE A WIRELESS ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO COMPOSE, SEND, OR READ A TEXT-BASED COMMUNICATION AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING THIS PROVISION; AND 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

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PROVIDE THAT ONE POINT MUST BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE DRIVING RECORD OF A PERSON CONVICTED OF USING A WIRELESS ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO COMPOSE, SEND, OR

READ A TEXT-BASED COMMUNICATION WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 2, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted--March 23, 2011)
(Amended--March 23, 2011)
(Amended--March 24, 2011)
(Amended--June 1, 2011)
(Senators Leatherman and Land desire to be present.)

S. 432 (Word version)--Senators Jackson and Rose: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE A STUDY COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY AND COST EFFECTIVENESS OF CONSOLIDATING SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN THE INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES OF THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEE AND FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, AND TO REQUIRE THE COMMITTEE TO REPORT ITS FINDINGS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY JANUARY 31, 2012, AT WHICH TIME THE STUDY COMMITTEE IS ABOLISHED.
(Read the first time--January 26, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Education--March 15, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Reese desires to be present.)

S. 385 (Word version)--Senators Fair, Rose, Campsen and Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 24, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, SO AS TO DEVOLVE ITS DUTIES, FUNCTIONS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES UPON THE DEPARTMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 24, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES, SO AS TO DEVOLVE ITS DUTIES,

FUNCTIONS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES UPON THE

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DEPARTMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS.
(Read the first time--January 19, 2011)
(Polled by Committee on Corrections and Penology--March 30, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senators Malloy and Knotts desire to be present.)

S. 591 (Word version)--Senators Peeler, Ryberg, Bryant, Massey, Rose and Setzler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3765, SO AS TO ALLOW A STATE TAX CREDIT FOR EMPLOYERS HIRING AN UNEMPLOYED INDIVIDUAL RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS, TO PROVIDE THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT, THOSE TAXES AGAINST WHICH THE CREDIT IS ALLOWED, AND THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CREDITABLE EMPLOYEES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE CREDIT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CREDIT IS ALLOWED FOR ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS HIRED AFTER JUNE 30, 2011, AND BEFORE JULY 1, 2013, AND EXTENDS FOR

TWENTY-FOUR MONTHS FOR EACH CREDITABLE EMPLOYEE.
(Read the first time--February 17, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--March 30, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senator Leventis desires to be present.)

S. 647 (Word version)--Senators Campbell, Peeler, Bryant, Elliott, Grooms, Davis, Campsen, Hayes, Coleman, Knotts and Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-37-3135 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN A PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON PREVIOUSLY SUBJECT TO PROPERTY TAX UNDERGOES AN ASSESSABLE TRANSFER OF INTEREST AND THE VALUE OF THE PARCEL AS DETERMINED AT THE TIME OF THE ASSESSABLE TRANSFER OF INTEREST IS GREATER THAN THE VALUE OF THE PARCEL USED IN THE PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT ON THE PARCEL FOR THE MOST RECENTLY COMPLETED PROPERTY TAX YEAR,

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THERE IS ALLOWED AN EXEMPTION OF AN AMOUNT OF THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE PARCEL SUFFICIENT TO ELIMINATE ANY INCREASE IN THE VALUE OF THE PARCEL; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-3140, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DETERMINING FAIR MARKET VALUE, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-60-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE REVENUE PROCEDURES ACT, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT.
(Read the first time--March 3, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--March 30, 2011)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

S. 690 (Word version)--Senator Leatherman: A BILL TO REENACT SECTION 12-6-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976,

RELATING TO DETERMINATIONS FOR INCOME TAX AND CORPORATE LICENSE FEE PURPOSES.
(Read the first time--March 15, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--March 30, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senators Bright, Massey, Ryberg and Bryant desire to be present.)

S. 730 (Word version)--Senator S. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-415 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND SPARTANBURG COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS ARE APPOINTED TO FOUR YEAR TERMS.
(Read the first time--March 24, 2011)
(Recalled from Committee on Judiciary--March 30, 2011)
(Senator Bright desires to be present.)

S. 310 (Word version)--Senators Davis, Campsen, Elliott, Ford, Setzler, Rose, Hayes and Rankin: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO REVISE THE METHOD OF CALCULATING THE INDEX OF TAXPAYING ABILITY FOR PURPOSES OF THE EDUCATION FINANCE ACT (EFA) FOR FISCAL YEARS 2011-2012 AND 2012-2013 BY IMPUTING AN INDEX

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VALUE FOR OWNER-OCCUPIED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED AT FOUR PERCENT OF VALUE.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--April 6, 2011)
(Majority Favorable)
(Minority Unfavorable)

S. 5 (Word version)--Senators Leatherman, Rose, McConnell, Campsen, Fair, Rankin, Cromer, Alexander and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 38, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE TO ENACT THE "HEALTHCARE FREEDOM ACT", BY ADDING SECTION 38-1-40 TO PROVIDE THAT A CITIZEN OF THIS STATE HAS THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE HEALTH INSURANCE OR REFUSE TO PURCHASE HEALTH INSURANCE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNMENT MAY NOT ENACT A LAW THAT WOULD INTERFERE, RESTRICT, OR PUNISH A CITIZEN FOR EXERCISING

THESE RIGHTS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY SHALL BE VOID AB INITIO.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Banking and Insurance--April 14, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

H. 3516 (Word version)--Rep. Cooper: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 6-27-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON AMENDING OR REPEALING PROVISIONS IN THE STATE AID TO SUBDIVISIONS ACT ARE SUSPENDED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012, AND TO PROVIDE THAT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 COUNTIES MAY TRANSFER AMONG APPROPRIATED

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STATE REVENUES AS NEEDED TO ENSURE THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES.
(Read the first time--March 1, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--April 19, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senators Ford and Hutto desire to be present.)

S. 787 (Word version)--Senators Verdin and Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 11, TITLE 50 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PROTECTION OF SMALL GAME, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-190 TO PROVIDE FOR THE

FEEDING OF NATIVE QUAIL POPULATIONS BY PROPERTY OWNERS, LESSEES, OR THEIR DESIGNEES.
(Read the first time--April 7, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--April 20, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Amendment proposed--April 26, 2011)
(Document No. 787R001.RWC)
(Senator Gregory desires to be present.)

S. 808 (Word version)--Senators Setzler, Leatherman, Knotts and Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-36-2691 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT OWNING OR UTILIZING A DISTRIBUTION FACILITY WITHIN SOUTH CAROLINA IS NOT CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING WHETHER THE PERSON HAS A PHYSICAL PRESENCE IN SOUTH CAROLINA SUFFICIENT TO ESTABLISH NEXUS WITH SOUTH CAROLINA FOR SALES AND USE TAX PURPOSES, AND TO PROVIDE THE APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS AND DURATION.
(Read the first time--April 13, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--April 20, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senators Reese, S. Martin, Campsen, Bryant, Davis, Bright and Ryberg desire to be present.)

H. 3070 (Word version)--Reps. Young, Harrison, G.R. Smith, H.B. Brown, Taylor, Hamilton, Murphy, G.M. Smith, Bingham, Long, Patrick, Viers, Funderburk, Horne, Willis, Simrill, Pope, Clemmons, Harrell, Bedingfield, Henderson, D.C. Moss, Erickson and Edge: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING

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AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR A TERM COTERMINOUS WITH THE GOVERNOR UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS PROVISION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE DUTIES, COMPENSATION, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE, THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE APPOINTMENT IS MADE, AND THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION MAY BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.
(Read the first time--March 3, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--April 20, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Minority report removed by unanimous consent--April 26, 2011)
(Senators Ford and Scott desire to be present.)

H. 3152 (Word version)--Reps. Young, Daning, Harrison, Allison, G.R. Smith, Stringer, Taylor, Forrester, Hamilton, Murphy, G.M. Smith, Bingham, Long, Patrick, Viers, Funderburk, Horne, Willis, Weeks, Pope, Simrill, Clemmons, Harrell, Bedingfield and Edge: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 8, ARTICLE IV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE ELECTION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND TERM OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SO AS

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TO PROVIDE FOR THE JOINT ELECTION OF GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.
(Read the first time--March 3, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--April 20, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Minority report removed by unanimous consent--April 26, 2011)
(Senators Knotts, Scott and Ford desire to be present.)

S. 457 (Word version)--Senator Fair: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-116-45 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT EVERY POLICE/SECURITY DEPARTMENT SHALL IMPLEMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO GOVERN THEIR OPERATIONS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 59-116-10, 59-116-20, AND 59-116-30, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT, POWERS, AND OPERATION OF CAMPUS SECURITY DEPARTMENTS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERMS "CAMPUS" AND "CAMPUS POLICE OFFICER", AND TO DEFINE THE TERM "CAMPUS SECURITY OFFICER", TO PROVIDE THAT THESE PROVISIONS APPLY TO PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS, TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, TO REVISE THE JURISDICTIONAL BOUNDARY OF A CAMPUS SECURITY OFFICER, AND TO REVISE THE MARKINGS THAT MAY APPEAR ON A CAMPUS POLICE OFFICER'S VEHICLE AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF CAMPUS UNMARKED VEHICLES; TO AMEND SECTION 59-116-50, RELATING TO THE RANKS AND GRADES OF CAMPUS POLICE OFFICERS, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVE", TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION APPLIES TO PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-116-60, RELATING TO CAMPUS POLICE VEHICLES AND RADIO SYSTEMS, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "CAMPUS POLICE DEPARTMENTS" FOR THE TERM "SAFETY AND SECURITY DEPARTMENTS"; TO AMEND SECTION 59-116-80, RELATING TO IMPERSONATING A CAMPUS POLICE OFFICER, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "CAMPUS SECURITY DEPARTMENT" FOR THE TERM

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"SAFETY AND SECURITY DEPARTMENT", TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION APPLIES TO A PRIVATE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 59-116-100, RELATING TO THE PROCESSING OF A PERSON ARRESTED BY A CAMPUS POLICE OFFICER, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION ALSO APPLIES TO THE ARREST OF A PERSON BY A CAMPUS SECURITY OFFICER; TO AMEND SECTION 59-116-120, RELATING TO COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES EMPLOYING SECURITY PERSONNEL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION APPLIES TO PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-116-70 RELATING TO THE POSTING OF A

BOND BY A CAMPUS POLICE OFFICER BEFORE THE ASSUMPTION OF THEIR DUTIES.
(Read the first time--January 27, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Education--April 21, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Amended--March 7, 2012)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

S. 732 (Word version)--Senators Pinckney, Knotts, Scott, Peeler, Fair, Cleary, Ford, Nicholson, Williams, Hutto, Elliott, Alexander, Matthews, Land, Setzler, Campbell, Hayes, McConnell, Davis, Thomas, Rose and Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-11-523, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO OBTAINING NONFERROUS METALS UNLAWFULLY, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-680, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PURCHASE OF NONFERROUS METALS, PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PURCHASE OF NONFERROUS METALS, AND EXCEPTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO THE SALE OF COPPER; TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-685, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL TRANSPORTATION OF NONFERROUS METALS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS OF THIS PROVISION; AND BY ADDING CHAPTER 40 TO TITLE 40 SO AS TO REQUIRE SECONDARY METALS

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RECYCLERS TO REGISTER WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION, AND TO PROVIDE REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS.
(Read the first time--March 24, 2011)
(Polled by Committee on Judiciary--May 4, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--February 22, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senators Reese and Bright desire to be present.)

H. 3897 (Word version)--Reps. Stringer and Ballentine: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DISAPPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FEES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4132, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Read the first time--May 3, 2011)
(Recalled from Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources--May 5, 2011)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

H. 3267 (Word version)--Reps. Sellers, G.M. Smith and Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 24, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CREATION AND OPERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES AND THE BOARD OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES, SO AS TO TRANSFER ALL FUNCTIONS, POWERS, DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY STATUTORILY EXERCISED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS,

DIVISION OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES.
(Read the first time--March 31, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Corrections and Penology--May 11, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Knotts desires to be present.)

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S. 876 (Word version)--Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, STATE CROP PEST COMMISSION, RELATING TO SOUTH CAROLINA PESTICIDE CONTROL, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4126, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF REGULATION 27-1079 WHICH IS DISAPPROVED, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Without reference--May 11, 2011)
(Senator Verdin desires to be present.)

H. 3621 (Word version)--Reps. Bannister, Rutherford, Herbkersman, Weeks, J.E. Smith and Viers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-1035, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SAMPLING OF WINES, SO AS TO PERMIT RETAILERS TO CONDUCT TASTINGS.
(Read the first time--March 3, 2011)
(Polled by Committee on Judiciary--May 18, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senators Thomas and Fair desire to be present.)

S. 263 (Word version)--Senators Knotts and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 23, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 56 OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-2905, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO WHILE DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE DOES ANY ACT FORBIDDEN BY LAW IN THE DRIVING OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE, EXCEPT A VIOLATION OF SECTIONS 56-5-2930, 56-5-2935, OR 56-5-2945, WHICH PROXIMATELY CAUSES DEATH TO A PERSON, IS GUILTY OF THE MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE OF VEHICULAR HOMICIDE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2946 OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MUST SUBMIT TO EITHER ONE OR A COMBINATION OF CHEMICAL TESTS OF HIS BREATH, BLOOD, OR URINE FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING THE PRESENCE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS, OR A COMBINATION OF ALCOHOL AND DRUGS IF THE PERSON IS THE DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE INVOLVED IN A

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MOTOR VEHICLE INCIDENT RESULTING IN THE DEATH OF ANOTHER PERSON.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--June 1, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Amended--January 25, 2012)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

S. 532 (Word version)--Senator Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-35-122 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE SHALL SUSPEND THE BENEFITS OF A PERSON WHO, WHILE RECEIVING BENEFITS, FAILS A DRUG TEST TAKEN AS A CONDITION OF AN APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT, TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY NOT RESTORE THESE SUSPENDED BENEFITS UNTIL THE PERSON HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A CERTAIN DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAM AND PASSED A DRUG TEST, TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY NOT PROVIDE OR RESTORE RETROACTIVELY A BENEFIT TO A PERSON FOR A PERIOD IN WHICH HIS

BENEFITS ARE SUSPENDED UNDER THIS SECTION, AND TO DEFINE A "DRUG TEST".
(Read the first time--February 9, 2011)
(Polled by Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry--June 1, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senator Ford desires to be present.)

S. 593 (Word version)--Senators Hayes, Campsen and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1300, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN REGARD TO CAMPAIGN PRACTICES, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS OF "COMMITTEE", "NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEE", AND "BALLOT MEASURE COMMITTEE", AND TO ADD A

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DEFINITION OF "INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE".
(Read the first time--February 22, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--June 1, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Amendment proposed--January 11, 2012)
(Document No. JUD0593.001)
(Senator Sheheen desires to be present.)

H. 3667 (Word version)--Rep. Bannister: 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 PROVIDE FOR CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT IN THE THIRD DEGREE WHEN THE ACTOR IS OVER THE AGE OF FOURTEEN AND COMMITS CERTAIN ACTS WITH A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN, TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR CERTAIN CONSENSUAL CONDUCT, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 16-15-140 RELATING TO COMMITTING OR

ATTEMPTING TO COMMIT A LEWD ACT UPON A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN.
(Read the first time--March 15, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--June 1, 2011)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--January 10, 2012)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

S. 946 (Word version)--Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS, RELATING TO BOARD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4163, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Without reference--June 1, 2011)
(Senators Bright and Elliott desire to be present.)

S. 168 (Word version)--Senators Shoopman, Verdin and Leventis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-11-580, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR CUTTING, REMOVING, OR

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TRANSPORTING TIMBER PRODUCTS WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE LANDOWNER, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FROM FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO FIFTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS IF THE VALUE OF THE TIMBER IS ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR LESS AND TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM PENALTIES FOR TIMBER PRODUCTS VALUED AT MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS BUT LESS THAN FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND FOR TIMBER PRODUCTS VALUED AT FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources--January 12, 2012)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)

S. 3 (Word version)--Senators McConnell, Peeler, McGill, Rose, Campsen, Fair, Rankin, Knotts and S. Martin: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE STATE AND ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO HAVE BUDGET PROCESSES DESIGNED TO KEEP REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES IN BALANCE, THE LIMITATION ON STATE APPROPRIATIONS, AND THE LIMITATIONS ON STATE EMPLOYEES, SO AS TO DELETE THE EXISTING STATE SPENDING LIMITATION AND REQUIRE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO REPLACE IT BY A LAW IMPOSING AN ANNUAL LIMIT ON THE APPROPRIATION OF STATE GENERAL FUND REVENUES BY ADJUSTING SUCH REVENUES BY A ROLLING TEN-YEAR AVERAGE IN ANNUAL CHANGES TO GENERAL FUND REVENUES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF A BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND IN THE STATE TREASURY TO WHICH MUST BE CREDITED ALL GENERAL FUND REVENUES IN EXCESS OF THE ANNUAL LIMIT; AND TO PROVIDE BY GENERAL LAW FOR THE REVENUES TO WHICH THE LIMIT APPLIES, THE METHOD OF AND SOURCES FOR CALCULATING THE LIMIT, AND

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THE RESTRICTIONS ON DISBURSEMENTS FROM THE BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--January 18, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senators Ford and Hutto desire to be present.)

S. 12 (Word version)--Senators McConnell, Davis, McGill, Rose, Campsen, Verdin, Rankin, Knotts and S. Martin: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION, 1895, RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT, BY ADDING SECTION 37, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL DESIGNATE, AS IT DETERMINES, FUNDS IN THE STATE TREASURY AS TRUST FUNDS, TO PROVIDE THAT MONIES APPLIED TO A TRUST FUND MAY ONLY BE APPROPRIATED FOR THE DESIGNATED PURPOSE EXCEPT UPON THE ADOPTION OF A SEPARATE PIECE OF LEGISLATION ADOPTED BY A TWO-THIRDS VOTE IN EACH HOUSE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PROVISION DESIGNATING A FUND AS A TRUST FUND MAY ONLY BE AMENDED BY A SEPARATE PIECE OF LEGISLATION ADOPTED BY A TWO-THIRDS VOTE IN EACH HOUSE.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--January 18, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senators Ford and Hutto desire to be present.)

S. 372 (Word version)--Senators McConnell, Rose, Campsen, Massey, Shoopman, Knotts and S. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "STATE AGENCY DEFICIT PREVENTION AND RECOGNITION ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 79 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, OR INSTITUTION MAY NOT OPERATE IN A MANNER THAT RESULTS IN A YEAR-END DEFICIT UNLESS THE DEFICIT IS RECOGNIZED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY RECOGNIZE A DEFICIT, TO PROVIDE THAT AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THIS STATE MAY NOT

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MAKE OR AUTHORIZE AN EXPENDITURE OR OBLIGATION EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT AVAILABLE IN AN EXISTING STATE APPROPRIATION, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-495, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO YEAR END DEFICITS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD AUTHORITY TO RECOGNIZE AN AGENCY DEFICIT.
(Read the first time--January 18, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--January 18, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senators Ford and Hutto desire to be present.)

H. 3226 (Word version)--Reps. Bedingfield, Stringer, G.R. Smith, Simrill, Harrison, Allison, G.M. Smith, Bingham, Viers, Ballentine, Harrell, Young, Herbkersman, Hixon, Taylor, Barfield, Loftis, Corbin, Clemmons, Hearn, Owens, Bowen, Norman, Erickson, Pinson and Patrick: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA REGULATORY REFORM ACT"; TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-23-122 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OR A COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY NOT AMEND OR OTHERWISE CHANGE AN AMENDMENT UNDER GENERAL ASSEMBLY REVIEW, AND ONLY THE AGENCY THAT SUBMITTED THE REGULATION FOR REVIEW MAY AMEND OR OTHERWISE CHANGE THE LANGUAGE OF A REGULATION IT SUBMITS FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY REVIEW; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION OF AN AUTOMATIC APPROVAL AND TO INSTEAD PROVIDE AN AUTOMATIC VOTE IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-125, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN NOTICE REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.
(Read the first time--May 12, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--January 18, 2012)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

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S. 1015 (Word version)--Senators Hayes, Courson, Knotts, Lourie and Davis : A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-66-75 SO AS TO REQUIRE A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO GIVE A PATIENT AN OPPORTUNITY TO AUTHORIZE DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION TO DESIGNATED FAMILY MEMBERS OR OTHER PEOPLE AND TO AUTHORIZE THE INVOLVEMENT OF DESIGNATED FAMILY MEMBERS OR OTHER PEOPLE IN THE TREATMENT OF THE PATIENT, AND TO SPECIFY INFORMATION THAT MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE AUTHORIZATION, AMONG OTHER THINGS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-66-20, AS AMENDED,

RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE ADULT CARE CONSENT ACT, SO AS TO ADD DEFINITIONS.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Medical Affairs--January 19, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Cleary desires to be present.)

S. 40 (Word version)--Senators McConnell, Campsen and Rankin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VALUATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY FOR PURPOSES OF THE PROPERTY TAX, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OWNER-OCCUPANT OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY QUALIFIES FOR THE FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO ALLOWED OWNER-OCCUPIED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY, IF THE OWNER IS OTHERWISE QUALIFIED AND THE RESIDENCE IS NOT RENTED FOR MORE THAN NINETY DAYS A YEAR; TO ALLOW REFUNDS OR CREDITS TO OWNER-OCCUPANTS WHO QUALIFY FOR THE FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO DUE TO THE AMENDMENTS CONTAINED HEREIN; TO DELETE OTHER REFERENCES TO RENTAL OF THESE RESIDENCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-54-240 RELATING TO DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS, REPORTS, AND RETURNS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT VERIFICATION THAT THE FEDERAL SCHEDULE E CONFORMS WITH

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THE SAME DOCUMENT REQUIRED BY A COUNTY ASSESSOR IS NOT PROHIBITED.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--January 25, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Elliott desires to be present.)

S. 304 (Word version)--Senators Campsen, Verdin, Fair and Massey: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION TO VOTE, SO AS TO REQUIRE A PERSON TO SUBMIT PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP; TO ADD SECTION 7-5-123 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP WHEN REGISTERING TO VOTE, INCLUDES A DRIVERS LICENSE OR IDENTIFICATION CARD ISSUED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES OR A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR IDENTIFICATION CARD ISSUED BY ANOTHER STATE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS IN SECTION 41-8-20(B)(2)(C), A UNITED STATES PASSPORT, A BIRTH CERTIFICATE, UNITED STATES NATURALIZATION DOCUMENTATION, OR ANY DOCUMENT OR METHOD OF PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP PROVIDED FOR IN FEDERAL LAW, TO EXEMPT PERSONS REGISTERED TO VOTE PRIOR TO THE APPROVAL OF THIS BILL, AND TO PROVIDE THAT PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED WHEN THE ELECTOR MOVES OR CHANGES HIS NAME; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-320, RELATING TO APPLICATIONS FOR MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSES AND RENEWALS SERVING AS AN APPLICATION FOR VOTER REGISTRATION, SO AS TO STATE ON THE VOTER REGISTRATION PORTION OF THE APPLICATION THE DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP, WHICH MUST ACCOMPANY THE APPLICATION.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--February 1, 2012)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)

S. 1026 (Word version)--Senators Bryant and Elliott: A BILL TO REPEAL SECTION 41-27-525 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO

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THE AVAILABILITY OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR PERSONS SEEKING ONLY PART-TIME WORK.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry--February 1, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senators Hutto, Bryant, Scott and Leventis desire to be present.)

S. 1069 (Word version)--Senator Bryant: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 41-35-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE PAYMENT OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXCEPTION FOR BENEFITS BASED ON SEASONAL WAGES; TO AMEND CHAPTER 35, TITLE 41, RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND CLAIMS, TO SET THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF BENEFITS PAID ON SEASONAL WAGES; TO AMEND CHAPTER 27, TITLE 41, RELATING TO GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE, TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS RELATING TO SEASONAL AND NON-SEASONAL EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES, AND INDUSTRIES; TO AMEND CHAPTER 31, TITLE 41, RELATING TO CONTRIBUTIONS AND PAYMENTS TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT TRUST FUND, BY ADDING SECTION 41-31-52, TO PROVIDE FOR AN APPLICATION PROCESS TO DETERMINE AN EMPLOYER'S STATUS AS A SEASONAL EMPLOYER, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE APPLICATION, TO PROVIDE FOR DETERMINATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE, TO PROVIDE FOR DUTIES OF A SEASONAL EMPLOYER, TO PROVIDE FOR REVOCATION OF SEASONAL EMPLOYER STATUS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN APPEALS PROCESS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 41-35-66, TO

PROVIDE FOR THE DETERMINATION OF SEASONAL WORKER BENEFITS.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry--February 1, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senators Pinckney and Scott desire to be present.)

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S. 1110 (Word version)--Senators Alexander, Rankin, Hutto, Leventis, L. Martin, Courson and Nicholson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-10-30, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, TO ADOPT THE 2009 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE AS THE ENERGY STANDARD.
(Read the first time--January 17, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--February 1, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senators S. Martin, Bryant and Fair desire to be present.)

S. 836 (Word version)--Senators Grooms, Verdin, Knotts, Bright, Bryant, Courson, Campsen, McConnell, Cleary, Rose, Hayes, Shoopman, Massey, Campbell, Fair, Gregory and Cromer : A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO HEALTH, BY ADDING CHAPTER 10 TO ENACT THE INTERSTATE HEALTHCARE COMPACT, TO PROVIDE THAT COMPACT MEMBERS MUST TAKE ACTION TO OBTAIN CONGRESSIONAL CONSENT TO THE COMPACT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE LEGISLATURE IS VESTED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY TO REGULATE HEALTHCARE DELIVERED IN THEIR STATE, TO PROVIDE FOR HEALTHCARE FUNDING, TO ESTABLISH THE INTERSTATE ADVISORY HEALTH CARE COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE ITS COMPOSITION, POWERS, DUTIES, AND AUTHORITY, TO PROVIDE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE COMPACT, TO PROVIDE FOR AMENDING THE COMPACT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER OF WITHDRAWAL FROM THE COMPACT, AND TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS.
(Read the first time--April 20, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Medical Affairs--February 7, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senator Leventis desires to be present.)

S. 1035 (Word version)--Senators Massey, L. Martin and Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-143 TO PROVIDE FOR HOME BASED FOOD

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PRODUCTION OPERATIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROTECTION OF FOOD ITEMS PREPARED BY HOME BASED FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS FOR SALE, TO PROVIDE HEALTH AND SANITARY REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE FOR PACKAGING AND LABELS OF FOOD ITEMS, TO PROVIDE THAT HOME BASED FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS MAY NOT SELL ITEMS PREPARED BY THE OPERATION AT WHOLESALE, TO PROVIDE THAT HOME BASED FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS ARE NOT RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS, TO PROVIDE FOR A PROCESS THROUGH WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL MAY INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Medical Affairs--February 7, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--March 7, 2012)
(Amended--March 7, 2012)
(Amended--March 8, 2012)
(Senator Malloy desires to be present.)

S. 1001 (Word version)--Senators L. Martin, Campsen, Rose and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE EQUAL ACCESS TO INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES FOR MILITARY CHILDREN ACT, BY ADDING SECTION 59-17-160, TO PROVIDE THAT A CHILD OF A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES ATTENDING SCHOOL IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHO LIVES WITH A RESIDENT OF THE DISTRICT OTHER THAN THE CHILD'S PARENT IS ENTITLED TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY THE CHILD'S SCHOOL.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Education--February 9, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--February 14, 2012)
(Senator Ryberg desires to be present.)

S. 1226 (Word version)--Fish, Game and Forestry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE

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DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, RELATING TO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA REGULATIONS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4191, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Without reference--February 15, 2012)
(Senator Cromer desires to be present.)

H. 3163 (Word version)--Reps. Tallon, Cole, Allison, G.R. Smith, Taylor, McCoy, Forrester, Murphy, Hixon and Patrick: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-130, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "MOTOR VEHICLE" SO AS TO INCLUDE "MOPEDS" IN THE TERM'S DEFINITION.
(Read the first time--April 28, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--February 15, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Scott desires to be present.)

H. 3038 (Word version)--Rep. Umphlett: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-34-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A TATTOO FACILITY ENGAGING IN ANOTHER RETAIL BUSINESS, SO AS TO PROVIDE A TATTOO FACILITY MAY PROVIDE THE RETAIL SALE OF MERCHANDISE WITH IMAGES AND LANGUAGE

PROMOTING THE ART AND CULTURE OF TATTOOING.
(Read the first time--March 9, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Medical Affairs--February 21, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senator Leventis desires to be present.)

S. 731 (Word version)--Senators Scott and Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 5-7-200, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO GROUNDS FOR FORFEITURE OF THE OFFICE OF MAYOR OR COUNCILMAN AND THE FILLING OF A VACANCY IN EITHER OFFICE, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL

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PERIOD OF TIME THAT MAY BE UTILIZED TO FILL A VACANCY IN EITHER OFFICE.
(Read the first time--March 24, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--February 22, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Scott desires to be present.)

S. 1158 (Word version)--Senator Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-19-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITIES, DISTRICTS, OR SYSTEMS, TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS ON THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO REFLECT THE ADDITION OF THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT; TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-40, RELATING TO THE COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT APPELLATE PANEL, TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS TO REFLECT THE ADDITION OF THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT; TO AMEND SECTION 48-59-40, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION BANK, TO ADD TWO SEATS TO THE BANK'S BOARD, ONE MEMBER TO REPRESENT THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE, AND ONE MEMBER FROM THE STATE AT LARGE APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-69-10, RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD OF VETERINARY EXAMINERS, TO INCREASE

THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS TO REFLECT THE ADDITION OF THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
(Read the first time--January 31, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources--February 22, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Elliott desires to be present.)

S. 1211 (Word version)--Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 43-31-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STATE AGENCY OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION, SO AS TO INCLUDE IN THE AGENCY'S MEMBERSHIP THE APPOINTMENT OF A MEMBER TO REPRESENT THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, TO

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ELIMINATE THE AT-LARGE AGENCY MEMBER, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE AGENCY'S TRANSITION FROM SIX TO SEVEN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT MEMBERS.
(Read the first time--February 14, 2012)
(Reported by General Committee--February 22, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senator Grooms desires to be present.)

S. 1212 (Word version)--Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 43-25-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CREATION AND MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION OF THE BLIND, SO AS TO INCLUDE IN THE COMMISSION'S MEMBERSHIP THE APPOINTMENT OF A MEMBER TO REPRESENT THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, TO ELIMINATE THE STATE AT-LARGE COMMISSION MEMBER, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE COMMISSION'S TRANSITION FROM SIX TO SEVEN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT MEMBERS.
(Read the first time--February 14, 2012)
(Reported by General Committee--February 22, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senator Grooms desires to be present.)

H. 3342 (Word version)--Reps. Harrison and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-286, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OR DENIAL OF ISSUANCE OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR PERMIT TO OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE TO CERTAIN PERSONS WHO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH AN UNLAWFUL ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "CONTESTED CASE HEARING", TO PROVIDE THAT A CONTESTED CASE HEARING MUST BE HELD BEFORE THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLE HEARINGS PURSUANT TO ITS RULES OF PROCEDURE, AND TO DELETE THE TERM "DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLE HEARINGS" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLE HEARINGS"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2942, AS AMENDED, RELATING

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TO VEHICLE IMMOBILIZATION AFTER A CONVICTION FOR DRIVING A VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS, OR ANOTHER ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE, SO AS TO REVISE THE PROCEDURE WHEREBY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY RELEASE AN IMMOBILIZED VEHICLE REGISTERED TO A PERSON WHO HAS NOT BEEN CONVICTED OF DRIVING A VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS, OR ANOTHER UNLAWFUL SUBSTANCE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2951, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF A PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE OR PERMIT FOR HIS REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO A TEST TO DETERMINE HIS LEVEL OF ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "CONTESTED CASE HEARING", TO PROVIDE THAT ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS ARE HELD BEFORE THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLE HEARINGS AND NOT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SENDING A HEARING OFFICER'S DECISION TO A PERSON WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A RESTRICTED LICENSE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2952, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FILING FEE TO REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING BEFORE THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLE HEARINGS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE FEE, TO DELETE THE TERM "ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLE HEARINGS", AND REVISE THE PROCEDURE FOR DISTRIBUTING FUNDS

GENERATED FROM THE COLLECTION OF THESE FEES.
(Read the first time--May 3, 2011)
(Committed to Committee on Transportation--May 3, 2011)
(Recalled from Committee on Transportation--May 5, 2011)
(Committed to Committee on Judiciary--May 5, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--February 22, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senator Scott desires to be present.)

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H. 3392 (Word version)--Reps. Clemmons, Sellers, Allen, G.M. Smith and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-35, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIRED NOTICE FOR GENERAL, MUNICIPAL, SPECIAL, AND PRIMARY ELECTIONS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE POSTED TIME AT WHICH ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAY BEGIN TO BE EXAMINED FROM 2:00 P.M. TO 9:00 A.M. AND TO REQUIRE NOTIFICATION OF THE DATE THE MAKE-UP ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER OR OTHER EMERGENCY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DATE BY WHICH THE PARTY CHAIRMAN, VICE CHAIRMAN, OR SECRETARY MUST PROVIDE WRITTEN CERTIFICATION OF THE CANDIDATES' NAMES TO THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DATE FROM APRIL NINTH TO APRIL FIFTH; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-190, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SPECIAL ELECTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE GOVERNOR DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY COVERING AN ENTIRE JURISDICTION HOLDING AN ELECTION, THE ELECTION MUST BE POSTPONED AND HELD ON THE NEXT TUESDAY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-350, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATION OF CANDIDATES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DATE BY WHICH CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT MUST BE CERTIFIED TO THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION FROM SEPTEMBER TENTH

TO THE FIRST TUESDAY FOLLOWING THE FIRST MONDAY IN SEPTEMBER.
(Read the first time--February 23, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--February 22, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Scott desires to be present.)

H. 3607 (Word version)--Reps. Harrison, Weeks and McLeod: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-5-190, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ENDORSEMENT AND EXECUTION OF WARRANTS ISSUED IN OTHER COUNTIES OR BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE A WARRANT IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE ENDORSED BY A MAGISTRATE IN THE COUNTY

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WHERE A PERSON CHARGED WITH A CRIME RESIDES OR WHERE HE IS LOCATED, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR SERVING A WARRANT, AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.
(Read the first time--April 14, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--February 22, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Scott desires to be present.)

H. 4042 (Word version)--Reps. Harrison, Brady, Pinson, H.B. Brown, Munnerlyn, Viers, Horne and Hardwick: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 39-5-31 SO AS TO MAKE IT AN UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE GLASS REPAIR BUSINESS THAT ADMINISTERS INSURANCE CLAIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLE GLASS REPAIRS TO HAVE AN INSURED'S GLASS REPAIR BUSINESS REFERRED TO ITSELF OR TO USE INFORMATION TO SOLICIT BUSINESS.
(Read the first time--May 24, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Banking and Insurance--February 22, 2012)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)

S. 579 (Word version)--Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 13-1-1710, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SO AS TO ADD THE STATE FORESTER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA FORESTRY COMMISSION TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COUNCIL.
(Read the first time--February 16, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry--February 23, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senator Leatherman desires to be present.)

S. 1125 (Word version)--Senators Bright, Bryant, S. Martin, Thomas, Gregory, Knotts, Campbell, Rose, Cromer, Fair, Campsen, Grooms, and Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 41-35-120 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO DISQUALIFICATION FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, TO PROVIDE THAT

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A PERSON DISCHARGED FROM EMPLOYMENT FOR CAUSE IS INELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS FOR TWENTY WEEKS BEGINNING WITH THE DATE THE PERSON FILED A BENEFITS REQUEST.
(Read the first time--January 24, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry--February 23, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Amendment proposed--February 28, 2012)
(Document No. 1125R002.WGR)
(Senator Scott desires to be present.)

H. 3735 (Word version)--Reps. Loftis, Chumley, Hamilton, Sandifer, J.R. Smith, Whitmire, Thayer, Corbin, Clemmons, G.M. Smith, Hardwick, Hearn, Barfield, White and Viers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 12 TO TITLE 39 TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULB FREEDOM ACT" SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULBS MANUFACTURED IN THIS STATE, WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT PARTS IMPORTED FROM ANOTHER STATE, AND OFFERED FOR SALE AND SOLD FOR USE ONLY IN THIS STATE ARE DEEMED ONLY TO BE IN THE STREAM OF INTRASTATE COMMERCE AND THEREFORE NOT SUBJECT TO FEDERAL REGULATION UNDER THE COMMERCE CLAUSE OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
(Read the first time--April 13, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry--February 23, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senators Leventis, Hutto and Sheheen desire to be present.)

S. 566 (Word version)--Senators Leventis, Ford, Elliott, Reese, Ryberg, Setzler and Land: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS OF THE SAFE SCHOOL CLIMATE ACT, SO AS TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF HARASSMENT TO INCLUDE MOTIVATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-140, RELATING TO LOCAL DISTRICT POLICIES PROHIBITING HARASSMENT, SO AS TO INCLUDE PROCEDURES AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR

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ACTS OF HARASSMENT, AND TO REQUIRE LOCAL DISTRICTS TO POST A LINK TO THE POLICY ON THEIR WEBSITES; TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-150, RELATING TO AVAILABILITY OF CIVIL OR CRIMINAL REDRESS, SO AS TO INCLUDE PROVISIONS REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ARTICLE; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-160 SO AS TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE FILING OF REPORTS, NOTIFICATION TO THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT AND TO THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TO PROVIDE A PROCESS FOR GRADING SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS WITH REGARD TO HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, AND BULLYING, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PUBLICATION OF THE SCHOOL AND DISTRICT GRADE ON ITS WEBSITE.
(Read the first time--February 15, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Education--March 1, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Grooms desires to be present.)

S. 1037 (Word version)--Senators Anderson and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 22 TO CHAPTER 13, TITLE 24 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF AND IMPRISONED FOR A CRIME MAY RECOVER THE MONETARY VALUE OF THE LOSS SUSTAINED THROUGH THE WRONGFUL CONVICTION AND IMPRISONMENT.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Corrections and Penology--March 6, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)

H. 3164 (Word version)--Reps. Young, G.R. Smith, Taylor, Forrester, Patrick, Bowers, Brannon and Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-176, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ISSUANCE OF CONDITIONAL AND SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THESE AND ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS SHALL

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APPLY TO THE ISSUANCE OR REINSTATEMENT OF A BEGINNER'S PERMIT, CONDITIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND A REGULAR DRIVER'S LICENSE ISSUED TO A PERSON LESS THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE; BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-177 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MINOR'S PRIVILEGE TO DRIVE MUST BE SUSPENDED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-46 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A PERSON WHO DRIVES A MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN HIS LICENSE TO DRIVE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED, CANCELLED, REVOKED, OR DENIED PURSUANT TO CERTAIN PROVISIONS.
(Read the first time--May 24, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Education--March 6, 2012)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)

H. 3730 (Word version)--Reps. Munnerlyn, Sabb, Vick, Hayes, Tribble and McLeod: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-9-450 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A COMMERCIAL FUR LICENSE, IN ADDITION TO A STATE HUNTING LICENSE IS REQUIRED OF ALL PERSONS WHO SELL OR TAKE FURBEARING ANIMALS BY ANY MEANS, EXCEPT A PROCESSOR, MANUFACTURER, OR RETAILER, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN MAY PURCHASE A COMMERCIAL FUR LICENSE WITHOUT HAVING TO PURCHASE A STATE HUNTING LICENSE AFTER COMPLETING THE TRAPPERS EDUCATION COURSE; TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-40, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL USE OF RECORDED SOUNDS OR AMPLIFIED IMITATIONS OF CALLS OR SOUNDS BY A PERSON TO HUNT, CATCH, TAKE, OR KILL A GAME BIRD OR GAME ANIMAL OR ATTEMPT TO HUNT, CATCH, TAKE, OR KILL A GAME BIRD OR GAME ANIMAL BY USE OF THESE MEANS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT MAKES IT UNLAWFUL TO CATCH OR KILL A GAME BIRD OR GAME ANIMAL OR ATTEMPT TO CATCH OR KILL A GAME BIRD OR GAME ANIMAL BY USE OF THESE MEANS AND TO

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PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO THE HUNTING AND TAKING OF COYOTES; TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-1080, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DECLARING OPEN SEASON ON COYOTES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THERE IS NO CLOSED SEASON FOR HUNTING OR TAKING COYOTES WITH WEAPONS; TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-2400, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS OF CERTAIN TERMS THAT PERTAIN TO THE TRAPPING OF FURBEARING ANIMALS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERMS "FURBEARING ANIMAL" AND "COMMERCIAL PURPOSES", AND TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS FOR THE TERMS "OWNER" AND "AGENT"; TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-2430, RELATING TO REQUIRING A FUR TRAPPER TO CARRY PROOF THAT HE IS THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY ON WHICH HE SETS HIS TRAPS, OR HAS PERMISSION FROM THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY UPON WHICH HIS TRAPS ARE SET, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-2440, RELATING TO REQUIRING A TRAPPER TO VISIT HIS TRAPS DAILY, SO AS TO MODIFY THE FREQUENCY THAT A TRAPPER MUST VISIT HIS TRAPS; TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-2445, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF TRAPPED WILDLIFE BY THE OWNERS OF TRAPS, SO AS TO ALLOW A TRAP OWNER'S DESIGNEE TO REMOVE WILDLIFE FROM HIS TRAPS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A DESIGNEE MUST POSSESS WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE TRAP'S OWNER TO ACT ON HIS BEHALF AND MUST MEET ALL COMMERCIAL FUR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS OR BE LISTED ON A VALID DEPREDATION PERMIT; TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-2460, RELATING TO CERTAIN TRAPS THAT ARE ALLOWED FOR TRAPPING, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT RESTRICTS THE TYPES OF TRAPS THAT ARE ALLOWED TO THOSE THAT ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPROVED COMMERCIAL FUR LICENSES, TO ALLOW FOR THE USE OF LIVE TRAPS TO CAPTURE CERTAIN FERAL ANIMALS, TO REVISE THE SIZE OF FOOT-HOLD TRAPS THAT ARE ALLOWABLE, TO PROVIDE THAT SMALL SNAP, BOX, AND OTHER TRAPS ARE ALLOWED FOR TRAPPING;

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TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-2475, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A FUR PROCESSOR'S LICENSE, SO AS TO REVISE THE COST OF THE LICENSE, TO REQUIRE A TAXIDERMIST TO KEEP A DAILY REGISTER OF THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON FROM WHOM A FURBEARING ANIMAL IS RECEIVED ALONG WITH OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE ANIMAL, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 50-11-1060, 50-11-1070, AND 50-11-2420 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A COMMERCIAL FUR LICENSE, THE ISSUANCE OF A PERMIT TO POISON PREDATORY ANIMALS, AND THE KILLING OF BOBCATS.
(Read the first time--April 28, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--March 6, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senators Hutto and Knotts desire to be present.)

S. 45 (Word version)--Senators McConnell, Campsen and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 17 OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-15-55, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE CIRCUIT COURT SHALL CONSIDER MOTIONS REGARDING RECONSIDERATION OF BOND FOR GENERAL SESSIONS OFFENSES SET BY A SUMMARY COURT JUDGE; TO PROVIDE THAT FURTHER DEFENSE MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER BOND MAY BE HEARD BY THE CIRCUIT COURT ONLY UPON THE DEFENDANT'S PRIMA FACIE SHOWING OF A MATERIAL CHANGE IN CIRCUMSTANCE; TO PROVIDE THAT MOTIONS BY THE STATE TO REVOKE OR MODIFY A DEFENDANT'S BOND MUST BE MADE IN WRITING, STATE WITH PARTICULARITY THE GROUNDS FOR REVOCATION OR MODIFICATION, AND SET FORTH THE RELIEF OR ORDER SOUGHT; AND TO PROVIDE THAT, IF THE STATE'S MOTION TO REVOKE OR MODIFY BOND INCLUDES A PRIMA FACIE SHOWING OF IMMINENT DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY, OR IMMINENT DANGER TO THE DEFENDANT, OR FLIGHT BY THE DEFENDANT, THE CHIEF JUDGE OR PRESIDING JUDGE SHALL

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CONDUCT OR ORDER AN EMERGENCY HEARING WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 7, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 299 (Word version)--Senators Fair, Hutto, Jackson, Ryberg, Knotts, Rankin and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 19-1-180, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ADMISSIBILITY OF OUT-OF-COURT STATEMENTS MADE BY CHILDREN UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE ADMISSIBILITY OF HEARSAY STATEMENTS MADE TO FORENSIC INTERVIEWERS.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 7, 2012)
(Favorable)

S. 300 (Word version)--Senators Fair, Hutto, Jackson, Knotts, Rankin and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-19-1440, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COMMITMENT OF JUVENILES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE TO ALLOW A JUVENILE WHO IS TEMPORARILY COMMITTED TO ITS CUSTODY, AFTER BEING ADJUDICATED FOR A STATUS OFFENSE, MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE, OR A PROBATION VIOLATION OR CONTEMPT, TO UNDERGO A COMMUNITY EVALUATION WITH CERTAIN SAFEGUARDS AND EXCEPTIONS.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 7, 2012)
(Favorable)

S. 1002 (Word version)--Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 31-6-40 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO TAX INCREMENT FINANCING FOR REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, BY STRIKING LANGUAGE THAT SURPLUS FUNDS MUST BE SENT TO THE TAXING DISTRICT AND THAT MUNICIPALITIES MAY PLEDGE OBLIGATION FUNDS TO ANY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT; TO ADD SECTION 31-6-45 TO DEFINE THE REQUIREMENTS OF A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT; AND TO AMEND

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SECTION 31-6-50 TO LIMIT THE USE OF FUNDS TO PROJECTS SPECIFIED BY THE AUTHORIZING REDEVELOPMENT PLAN, AND TO REQUIRE THAT SURPLUS FUNDS MAY BE USED TO PAY DOWN OUTSTANDING DEBT OBLIGATIONS OR OTHERWISE MUST BE RETURNED TO THE TAXING DISTRICT.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--March 7, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 1101 (Word version)--Senators Sheheen, Malloy, Land, Leventis, Scott, Hutto, Nicholson, McGill, Setzler, Ford, Matthews, Reese and Anderson: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 2, TITLE 12 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING TAXATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, BY ADDING SECTION 12-2-110, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MUST DEVELOP A CHART TO REFLECT THE PROPORTION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS CATEGORIES TO TOTAL STATE APPROPRIATIONS AND TO DEVELOP A CHART TO REFLECT THE PROPORTION OF CATEGORIZED REVENUE SOURCES TO THE TOTAL REVENUE USED IN THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHARTS MUST BE DISPLAYED ON INCOME TAX FORMS, INCOME TAX FORM INSTRUCTION BOOKLETS, AND IN CONFIRMATION E-MAILS FOR INCOME TAX RETURNS FILED ELECTRONICALLY; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 54, TITLE 12, RELATING TO THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF TAXES LEVIED AND ASSESSED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, BY ADDING SECTION 12-54-255, TO REQUIRE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SEND A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL FOR ALL INCOME TAX RETURNS FILED ELECTRONICALLY, AND TO REQUIRE THAT THE CONFIRMATION E-MAIL CONTAIN THE CHARTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 12-2-110.
(Read the first time--January 12, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--March 7, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)

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H. 3059 (Word version)--Reps. Merrill, Stavrinakis, J.E. Smith and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3376, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLES, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLE", TO RAISE THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT AVAILABLE EACH FISCAL YEAR AND DELETE ITS EXPIRATION DATE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CREDIT MUST BE ALLOCATED TO ELIGIBLE CLAIMANTS DURING A FISCAL YEAR ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS.
(Read the first time--May 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--March 7, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Bryant desires to be present.)

H. 4033 (Word version)--Reps. Patrick and Loftis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 5-37-40, 5-37-50, AND 5-37-100, ALL AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, ALL RELATING TO THE MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE WIDENING AND DREDGING OF CERTAIN WATERWAYS MAY BE INCLUDED WITHIN A MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT WHEN THE OWNER GIVES THE GOVERNING BODY WRITTEN PERMISSION TO INCLUDE THE PROPERTY AT THE TIME THE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT IS CREATED.
(Read the first time--April 14, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 7, 2012)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)
(Senator Davis desires to be present.)

S. 1316 (Word version)--Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-450, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF PRECINCTS IN PICKENS COUNTY, SO AS TO REDESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, AND TO CORRECT ARCHAIC LANGUAGE.
(Without reference--March 7, 2012)

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S. 1059 (Word version)--Senators Cromer and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-4-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF BOARD MEMBERS TO REFLECT THE ADDITION OF THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, AND TO DESIGNATE THE AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER AS CHAIRMAN.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--March 8, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 1122 (Word version)--Senator Gregory: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-350, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF PRECINCTS IN LANCASTER COUNTY, SO AS TO REVISE AND RENAME CERTAIN PRECINCTS AND REDESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, AND TO CORRECT ARCHAIC LANGUAGE.
(Read the first time--January 19, 2012)
(Recalled from Committee on Judiciary--March 8, 2012)

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

S. 92 (Word version)--Senators Ryberg, Rose, Campsen, Verdin, Leventis and Massey: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO URGE THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENDORSE YUCCA MOUNTAIN'S SUITABILITY AS A PERMANENT

FEDERAL REPOSITORY FOR HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS.
(Introduced--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources--February 23, 2011)
(Favorable)
(Senators Hutto and Elliott desire to be present.)

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S. 96 (Word version)--Senators Grooms, Verdin, Rose, Fair, Bright Cromer: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO OPPOSE CAP AND TRADE LEGISLATION AND SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT ENCOURAGES STATES

TO ESTABLISH AND DEVELOP THEIR OWN RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO STANDARDS.
(Introduced--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources--February 23, 2011)
(Majority Favorable with Amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

S. 1048 (Word version)--Senators Verdin and Elliott: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CREATE, STRENGTHEN, AND EXPAND LOCAL FARM AND FOOD ECONOMIES THROUGHOUT SOUTH CAROLINA BY SUPPORTING STATE POLICIES THAT ENCOURAGE STATE AGENCIES, STATE-OWNED FACILITIES, AND STATE

PARTNERS TO PURCHASE LOCAL SOUTH CAROLINA FARM OR FOOD PRODUCTS.
(Introduced--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources--January 12, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senator Ryberg desires to be present.)

S. 1303 (Word version)--Senator Courson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE PALMETTO GIRLS STATE TO USE THE CHAMBERS OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012.
(Introduced--March 6, 2012)
(Polled by Committee on Invitations--March 8, 2012)
(Favorable)

H. 4146 (Word version)--Reps. Pinson, Parks and Pitts: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE ON WEST CAMBRIDGE STREET IN THE CITY OF GREENWOOD "CARL JULIEN BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE

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MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "CARL JULIEN BRIDGE".
(Introduced--May 12, 2012)
(Recalled from Committee on Transportation--March 8, 2012)

H. 4803 (Word version)--Reps. Pinson, Parks and Pitts: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 72 AND WILLARD ROAD IN GREENWOOD COUNTY "JIMMY BRITT INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "JIMMY BRITT INTERSECTION".
(Introduced--March 6, 2012)
(Recalled from Committee on Transportation--March 8, 2012)

CONTESTED LOCAL

THIRD READING BILL

H. 4275 (Word version)--Rep. G.A. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 426 OF 2006, THE "SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT", RELATING TO AUTHORIZATION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF A ONE CENT SALES AND USE TAX IN LEE COUNTY, THE REVENUES OF WHICH MUST BE USED FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AND

RENOVATION, SO AS TO EXTEND FROM FIVE TO EIGHT YEARS THE TIME THE TAX MAY BE IMPOSED.
(Without reference--May 31, 2011)
(Read the second time--June 16, 2011)
(Senators Leventis (WV-33.22) and Malloy (WV-66.78) desire to be present.)

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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)
(Senators Pinckney (WV-100.00) and Elliott desire to be present.)



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