SENATE TO MEET AT 12:00 NOON TODAY

NO. 60

CALENDAR

OF THE

SENATE

OF THE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012

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TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

JOINT ASSEMBLY

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Noon:
S. 1411 (Word version)--Senators L. Martin, Knotts and Nicholson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO FIX NOON ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012, AS THE TIME TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2016; AND TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 3, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2013 AND THE SUBSEQUENT FULL TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2019.
(Adopted--April 10, 2012)

INVITATIONS

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate, Reception, Clarion Hotel Downtown, by the
SC ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPAL POWER SYSTEMS
(Accepted --March 20, 2012)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, Historic Horseshoe, USC Campus, by the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
(Accepted --March 20, 2012)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Building, by the PIEDMONT MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY
(Accepted --March 20, 2012)

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate, Luncheon, Room 112 Blatt Building, by the
SC CHAPTER AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
(Accepted --March 20, 2012)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, L.B. Owens Airport, 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd. (Owens Field behind USC Stadium), by the SC AREA ASSOCIATION OF AIR MEDICAL SERVICES
(Accepted --March 20, 2012)

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Members of the Senate, Breakfast, Room 112 of the Blatt Building, by the SC ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY CONNECTION COMMITTEE
(Accepted --March 20, 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)

S. 1460 (Word version)--Senators Hayes and Gregory: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 270 OF 1981, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FORT MILL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4 IN YORK COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPIRATION DATE OF THE TERMS OF CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE BOARD IN ORDER TO HAVE ALL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD ELECTED IN NOVEMBER OF EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS.
(Without reference--April 18, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)

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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)
(Senators Campsen (WV-26.44) and Grooms (WV-7.27) 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,

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RELATING TO THE CHARLESTON COUNTY AIRPORT 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)
(Senators Ford (WV-13.38) and Grooms (WV-7.27) 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.)

S. 1469 (Word version)--Senator Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 748 OF 1978, AS AMENDED RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF DARLINGTON COUNTY, TO RESTRICT THE AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD TO INCREASE THE TAX LEVY WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF A VOTE OF THE COUNTY ELECTORATE.
(Without reference--April 19, 2012)

MOTION PERIOD

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INTERRUPTED DEBATE

(Debate was interrupted by adjournment on Thursday, April 19, 2012)
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

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)
(Set for Special Order--March 29, 2012)
(Senators Knotts, Scott and Ford desire to be present.)

SPECIAL ORDER

(Set for Special Order Wednesday, April 18, 2012)
H. 3508 (Word version)--Reps. Gambrell, Sandifer, Harrell, Erickson, Limehouse, Weeks, H.B. Brown, Agnew, Allison, Anthony, Bales, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bingham, Brady, Brannon, G.A. Brown, Cole, Crosby, Forrester, Hardwick, Harrison, Hayes, Hiott, Hixon, Horne, Lowe, Lucas, McCoy, D.C. Moss, Owens, Parker, Pinson, Pitts, Skelton, J.E. Smith, J.R. Smith, Sottile, Tallon, Vick, White, Taylor, Hamilton, Battle, Allen, Dillard, Alexander, Cooper, Mack and Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO RETITLE ARTICLE 23, CHAPTER 9, TITLE 58, RELATING TO GOVERNMENT-OWNED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDERS AS "GOVERNMENT-OWNED COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDERS"; BY ADDING SECTION 58-9-2660 SO AS TO PROVIDE A GOVERNMENT-OWNED

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COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDER MAY PETITION THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO DESIGNATE ONE OR MORE AREAS AS AN 'UNSERVED AREA', TO SPECIFY THE PROCEDURE FOR MAKING AND PROTESTING THIS PETITION, TO PROVIDE FOR A HEARING OF A PROTEST TO A PETITION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICATION OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW TO AN UNSERVED AREA, AND TO PROVIDE A PROCESS FOR PETITIONING FOR A DETERMINATION THAT AN AREA HAS CEASED TO BE AN UNSERVED AREA; TO AMEND SECTION 58-9-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING TELEPHONE COMPANIES, SO AS TO MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF "BROADBAND SERVICE"; TO AMEND SECTION 58-9-2600, RELATING TO THE PURPOSE OF ARTICLE 23, CHAPTER 9, TITLE 58, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES AND CLARIFY THE SCOPE OF THE ARTICLE; TO AMEND SECTION 58-9-2610, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING GOVERNMENT-OWNED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDERS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES AND ADD CERTAIN DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 58-9-2620, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DUTIES, RESTRICTIONS, RATE COMPUTATIONS, AND ACCOUNTING REQUIREMENTS OF GOVERNMENT-OWNED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDERS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES, TO GIVE THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF JURISDICTION TO INVESTIGATE THE COMPLIANCE OF A GOVERNMENT-OWNED COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER, TO PROVIDE THE COMMISSION MAY ENFORCE THE COMPLIANCE OF A GOVERNMENT-OWNED COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDER WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER, AND TO CLARIFY THAT THIS SECTION DOES NOT EXPAND OR LIMIT THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSION OR OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF WITH RESPECT TO ANY SERVICE PROVIDER OTHER THAN A GOVERNMENT-OWNED COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDER; TO AMEND SECTION 58-9-2630, RELATING TO CERTAIN TAX COLLECTIONS AND PAYMENTS, SO AS TO MAKE

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CONFORMING CHANGES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 58-9-2650, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO LIABILITY INSURANCE RATES FOR COMMUNICATIONS

OPERATIONS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.
(Read the first time--February 22, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 20, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary--March 21, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 28, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Set for Special Order--April 18, 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, 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

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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 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

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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

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

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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)
(Senator Elliott desires 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

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. 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

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)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--March 20, 2012)
(Amended--March 20, 2012)
(Read the second time--March 21, 2012)
(Ayes 39 Nays 2--March 21, 2012)
(Senators Bright and Scott desire 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)
(Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted--March 21, 2012)
(Read the second time--March 21, 2012)
(Ayes 35 Nays 8--March 21, 2012
(Senators Scott and Hutto desire to be present.)

S. 1035 (Word version)--Senators Massey, L. Martin, Verdin and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE,

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RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-143 TO PROVIDE FOR HOME BASED FOOD 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)
(Read the second time--March 28, 2012)
(Ayes 34 Nays 0--March 28, 2012)
(Senator Leatherman desire to be present.)

H. 4689 (Word version)--Reps. Hiott, Skelton, Owens, Hixon, Loftis, Hodges, Knight, Dillard, Erickson, Crawford, Clyburn and Anderson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-143 SO AS TO PROVIDE HEALTH AND SANITARY REQUIREMENTS FOR HOME BASED FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS, INCLUDING PROCEDURES FOR PROTECTING FOOD ITEMS PREPARED FOR SALE BY THESE OPERATIONS, AND FOOD ITEM PACKAGING AND LABELING REQUIREMENTS; TO PROVIDE THAT THESE OPERATIONS MAY NOT SELL FOOD ITEMS AT WHOLESALE; TO PROVIDE THAT THESE OPERATIONS ARE NOT RETAIL FOOD

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ESTABLISHMENTS; AND TO PROVIDE A PROCESS WHEREBY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL MAY INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS.
(Read the first time--March 6, 2012)
(Recalled from Committee on Medical Affairs--March 28, 2012)
(Amended--March 29, 2012)
(Read the second time--March 29, 2012)
(Ayes 35 Nays 0--March 29, 2012
(Senator Leatherman desires to be present.)

S. 1398 (Word version)--Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR ADDITIONAL AREAS OF CERTIFICATION, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4207, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Without reference--April 3, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 11, 2012)
(Ayes 42 Nays 0-- April 11, 2012)
(Senator Ford desires to be present.)

S. 1410 (Word version)--Senators Grooms, Fair, Shoopman and Campbell: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CLARIFY AND AFFIRM THAT THE SAVANNAH RIVER MARITIME COMMISSION IS THE SOLE AUTHORITY THAT MAY TAKE ANY ACTION PERTAINING TO THE NAVIGABILITY, DEPTH, DREDGING, WASTEWATER AND SLUDGE DISPOSAL, AND RELATED COLLATERAL ISSUES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PORTION OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER AND CONCERNING THE SAVANNAH HARBOR EXPANSION PROJECT; TO ESTABLISH VOTING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA DELEGATION TO THE JOINT PROJECT OFFICE; TO PROVIDE THAT SOUTH CAROLINA APPOINTEES TO THE JOINT PROJECT OFFICE ARE SUBJECT TO THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY EXPENDITURE OF STATE FUNDS THROUGH THE JOINT PROJECT OFFICE MUST BE UPON THE APPROVAL OF A MAJORITY OF THE SOUTH

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CAROLINA REPRESENTATIVES ON THE JOINT PROJECT OFFICE.
(Read the first time--April 10, 2012)
(Polled by Committee on Transportation--April 11, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 11, 2012)
(Ayes 37 Nays 0--April 11, 2012)
(Senators Davis and Pinckney desire to be present.)

S. 1388 (Word version)--Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-150, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED (CON) PROGRAM, INCLUDING THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF FEES, SO AS

TO ESTABLISH CON APPLICATION, FILING, AND ISSUANCE FEES.
(Read the first time--March 28, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Medical Affairs--April 12, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Read the second time--April 17, 2012)
(Ayes 35 Nays 5--April 17, 2012
(Senator Knotts desires to be present.)

S. 1221 (Word version)--Senators O'Dell and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 29-5-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DISSOLUTION OF A MECHANIC'S LIEN UPON THE FAILURE OF A CERTAIN EVENT TO OCCUR WITHIN A SPECIFIC TIME PERIOD, SO AS TO ADD A BASIS FOR

BEGINNING THE RUNNING OF THIS TIME PERIOD, AND TO CORRECT ARCHAIC LANGUAGE.
(Read the first time--February 15, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Banking and Insurance--April 12, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Read the second time--April 18, 2012)
(Ayes 40 Nays 0--April 18, 2012)
(Senators Setzler and Sheheen desire to be present.)

S. 1107 (Word version)--Senators Leventis, Hayes, Rose and Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-1-77 SO AS TO PROVIDE

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A BOARD OR COMMISSION THAT REGULATES THE LICENSURE OF A PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION UNDER TITLE 40 MAY ISSUE A TEMPORARY LICENSE FOR A PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION IT REGULATES TO THE SPOUSE OF AN ACTIVE DUTY MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR

OBTAINING THIS LICENSE, AND TO PROVIDE TIME LIMITS ON THE VALIDITY OF THIS LICENSE.
(Read the first time--January 17, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry--April 17, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--April 18, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 18, 2012)
(Ayes 42 Nays 0--April 18, 2012)

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 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

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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)
(Committee Amendment Amended--April 17, 2012)
(Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted--April 19, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 37 Nays 1--April 19, 2012)
(Senator Bright desires to be present.)

S. 1137 (Word version)--Senator Shoopman: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 40-3-325 AND 40-22-295 SO AS TO ENACT THE "ARCHITECTS' AND ENGINEERS' VOLUNTEER ACT" WHICH PROVIDES IMMUNITY FOR A REGISTERED ARCHITECT OR ENGINEER WHO PROVIDES CERTAIN ARCHITECTURAL OR ENGINEERING SERVICES AT THE SCENE OF A DECLARED EMERGENCY.
(Read the first time--January 24, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry--March 21, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--April 19, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 38 Nays 0--April 19, 2012)

H. 3083 (Word version)--Reps. Pitts, Daning, Toole, G.M. Smith, Clyburn, Bingham, J.R. Smith, Huggins, Young, Taylor, Long, H.B. Brown, Ryan, Whipper and R.L. Brown: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION BANK REAUTHORIZATION ACT" BY AMENDING ACT 200 OF 2002, WHICH ENACTED THE "SOUTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION BANK ACT" AND PROVIDED FOR ITS FUNDING, SO AS TO DELETE THE SUNSETTING OF THAT ACT OTHERWISE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013, AND TO MAKE VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THAT ACT PERMANENT LAW BY DESIGNATING SECTIONS 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, AND 11 OF ACT 200 OF 2002, RELATING RESPECTIVELY TO THE PORTION OF THE DEED RECORDING FEE DEDICATED TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSERVATION BANK TRUST FUND, THE

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SUSPENSION OF DEED RECORDING FEE REVENUE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, CONSERVATION EASEMENTS, BIENNIAL REPORTS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, USE OF CONSERVATION BANK FUNDS FOR BEACH CONSERVATION, AND USE OF CONSERVATION BANK FUNDS TO ACQUIRE LAND FOR STATE PARKS AS SECTIONS 12-24-96, 48-59-65,

27-8-37, 48-59-150, 48-59-160, AND 48-59-170, ALL OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976.
(Read the first time--May 24, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--March 21, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--March 27, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 38 Nays 2--April 19, 2012)
(Senator Bright desires to be present.)

S. 1307 (Word version)--Senators Courson, Setzler, Matthews, Hayes and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CERTAIN BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS TO AMEND CERTAIN EDUCATIONAL BOARDS OR COMMISSIONS, BOARDS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, THE SC EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION, AND THE SC MUSEUM COMMISSION TO ADJUST MEMBERSHIP TO ACCOUNT FOR THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTINUATION OF A MEMBER WHOSE RESIDENCY IS TRANSFERED. (ABBREVIATED TITLE)
(Read the first time--March 6, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Education--March 28, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--April 12, 2012)
(Amended--April 19, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 37 Nays 0--April 19, 2012)

S. 1395 (Word version)--Senators Lourie, Cleary, Bryant, S. Martin, Knotts and Bright: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-1-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION IN THE OVERSIGHT AND ADMINISTRATION OF PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL BOARDS, INCLUDING THE PROCESS

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WHEREBY THESE BOARDS ESTABLISH FEE SCHEDULES, SO AS TO DELETE THESE PROVISIONS CONCERNING BOARDS ESTABLISHING FEES AND TO REQUIRE THAT ALL SUCH FEES MUST BE ESTABLISHED BY LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT IN THE GENERAL AND PERMANENT LAW OF THE STATE.
(Read the first time--March 29, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Medical Affairs--April 12, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--April 18, 2012)
(Amended--April 19, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 38 Nays 0--April 19, 2012)
(Senator Bryant desires to be present.)

H. 5028 (Word version)--Reps. G.M. Smith and White: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE MEDICAID NURSING HOME PERMIT LAW AND TO SET CERTAIN NURSING HOME STAFFING STANDARDS IN ORDER TO MEET APPROPRIATIONS.
(Read the first time--March 27, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Medical Affairs--April 12, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Amended--April 18, 2012)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--April 19, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 36 Nays 0--April 19, 2012)

S. 947 (Word version)--Senators Malloy and Williams: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 33 TO TITLE 49, SO AS TO CREATE THE LAKE PAUL A. WALLACE AUTHORITY.
(Read the first time--June 1, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--April 19, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 32 Nays 3--April 19, 2012)

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S. 1044 (Word version)--Senators Knotts, Cromer and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-59-250, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INITIATION OF OVERPAYMENT RECOVERY EFFORTS PURSUANT TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL RECOVERY AND PROTECTION ACT, SO AS TO ADD REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING AN APPEAL.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Banking and Insurance--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted--April 19, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 37 Nays 0--April 19, 2012)

S. 1231 (Word version)--Senator Gregory: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-1-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE VARIOUS CLASSIFICATIONS OF BIRDS, GAME ANIMALS, AND FISH, SO AS TO CLASSIFY COBIA RACHYCENTRON CANADUM AS A SALTWATER GAME FISH.
(Read the first time--February 16, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--April 19, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 34 Nays 0--April 19, 2012)

S. 1247 (Word version)--Senators Alexander, Rankin and Hutto: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-250 OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO SERVE A FINAL ORDER OR DECISION BY ELECTRONIC SERVICE, REGISTERED MAIL, OR CERTIFIED MAIL.
(Read the first time--February 22, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 34 Nays 0--April 19, 2012)

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S. 1364 (Word version)--Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 50-5-1705 AND 50-5-1710, BOTH AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LAWFUL SIZE AND CATCH LIMITS FOR CERTAIN FISH, SO AS TO PROVIDE LAWFUL SIZE AND CATCH

LIMITS FOR SHEEPSHEAD (ARCHOSARGUS PROBATOCEPHALUS).
(Read the first time--March 22, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 35 Nays 1--April 19, 2012)

S. 1417 (Word version)--Senator Land: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 108 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF "SOUTH CAROLINA TENNIS PATRONS FOUNDATION" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
(Read the first time--April 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 29 Nays 4--April 19, 2012)

S. 1445 (Word version)--Senator Land: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN NONRESIDENTS MAY OBTAIN A LIFETIME COMBINATION LICENSE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS WHICH GRANTS THE SAME PRIVILEGES AS A STATEWIDE COMBINATION LICENSE DURING A SPECIFIED PERIOD.
(Read the first time--April 17, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 34 Nays 0--April 19, 2012)

H. 3236 (Word version)--Reps. Daning and G.R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-65-10 AND SECTION 59-65-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO

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COMPULSORY EDUCATION FOR SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL CHILDREN AND THE EXCEPTION TO THE REQUIREMENT, RESPECTIVELY, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS AS AN AUTHORIZER OF SCHOOLS THAT CHILDREN MAY ATTEND WITHIN THE COMPULSORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT.
(Read the first time--January 12, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Education--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 32 Nays 0--April 19, 2012)

H. 4463 (Word version)--Reps. Harrison, Clyburn, Murphy, McLeod and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-3-545, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN CRIMINAL CASES FROM GENERAL SESSIONS COURT TO MAGISTRATES OR MUNICIPAL COURT, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE TYPES OF CASES THAT MAY BE TRANSFERRED INCLUDES CRIMINAL CASES ORIGINALLY CHARGED AND THOSE IN WHICH THE CHARGES ARE REDUCED FOR PURPOSES OF A GUILTY PLEA, TO ALLOW DEFENDANTS TO WAIVE CERTAIN RIGHTS, AND TO REQUIRE THE APPROVAL OF A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE REGARDING TERMS OF COURT OF THE MAGISTRATES AND MUNICIPAL COURTS FOR THE DISPOSITION OF TRANSFERRED CASES.
(Read the first time--February 8, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 31 Nays 0--April 19, 2012)

H. 4733 (Word version)--Rep. Anderson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 21 TO CHAPTER 23, TITLE 57 SO AS TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN HIGHWAYS IN GEORGETOWN COUNTY AS THE PLANTERSVILLE SCENIC BYWAY, AND TO MAKE IT SUBJECT TO REGULATIONS OF THE

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA SCENIC HIGHWAYS COMMITTEE.
(Read the first time--February 28, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 35 Nays 0--April 19, 2012)

H. 4761 (Word version)--Reps. Hiott, D.C. Moss, Agnew, Skelton, Frye, Spires, Owens, Atwater, Bowen, Gambrell, Corbin, Hardwick, Whitmire, Branham, Thayer, Crosby, Allison, Southard, J.R. Smith, Daning, Delleney, Harrison, Hayes, Hixon, V.S. Moss, Pitts, Putnam, Taylor, White and Loftis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-225 SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "FARM TRUCK"; BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-363 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES AND FARM TRUCKS ARE EXEMPT FROM CERTAIN FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY LAWS AND REGULATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-670, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FEES FOR FARM TRUCK LICENSES, SO AS TO REVISE THE WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR FARM TRUCKS THAT MAY BE USED FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES AND GENERAL TRANSPORTATION BUT MAY NOT BE USED TO TRANSPORT PERSONS OR PROPERTY FOR HIRE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-4010, RELATING TO SIZE, WEIGHT, AND SPEED LIMITATIONS PLACED ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE TRANSPORT POLICE DIVISION HAS THE EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE THE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE CARRIER LAWS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-4150, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN "FARM TRUCKS" ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE THE NAME OF THE REGISTERED OWNER, LESSOR, OR LESSEE MARKED ON THE VEHICLE.
(Read the first time--April 3, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 33 Nays 1--April 19, 2012)

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S. 1457 (Word version)--Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4261, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Without reference--April 18, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 35 Nays 0--April 19, 2012)

S. 1459 (Word version)--Transportation Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS OF LICENSURE FOR PILOTS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4249, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Without reference--April 18, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 36 Nays 0--April 19, 2012)

S. 1461 (Word version)--Senator McGill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-520, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF PRECINCTS IN WILLIAMSBURG 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--April 18, 2012)
(Read the second time--April 19, 2012)
(Ayes 33 Nays 0--April 19, 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

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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

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.)

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

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REQUIRE CERTAIN BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS 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

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MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL 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, Knotts and Campbell: 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 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

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,

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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 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

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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.)

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

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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 "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

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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 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

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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.)

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. 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

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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

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

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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. 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. 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 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 ARTICLE 23, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 56 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR, DRUGS, OR NARCOTICS, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-2905 TO INCLUDE MOPEDS IN

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THE DEFINITION OF MOTOR VEHICLES FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE ARTICLE.
(Read the first time--April 28, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--February 15, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--April 11, 2012)
(Amended--April 11, 2012)
(Amendment proposed--April 11, 2012)
(Document No. 3163R004.JLS)
(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.)

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. 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 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

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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.)

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.)

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 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

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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)

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)
(Senator Malloy desires to be present.)

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 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

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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)
(Senator Ryberg 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. 1012 (Word version)--Senator Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-5-945 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DELEGATION OF A MILITARY PARENT'S VISITATION RIGHTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; BY ADDING SECTION 63-5-960 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THIS STATE'S EXCLUSIVE CONTINUING JURISDICTION OVER AN ORDER OF CUSTODY DURING A MILITARY DEPLOYMENT FOR PURPOSES OF THE "UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT"; BY ADDING SECTION 63-5-970 SO AS TO RECOGNIZE A MILITARY FAMILY CARE PLAN FOR RESIDENCY PURPOSES DURING A MILITARY DEPLOYMENT FOR PURPOSES OF THE "UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 63-5-930, RELATING TO THE TEMPORARY MODIFICATION OF A SUPPORT ORDER FOR THE DURATION OF A MILITARY PARENT'S MILITARY SERVICE, SO AS TO

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PROVIDE THAT A PROPERLY FILED NOTICE OF ACTIVATION AND ACCOMPANYING PETITION CONSTITUTES COMPLIANCE WITH 42 U.S.C., SECTION 666(a)(9)(C); AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-5-940, RELATING TO MUTUALLY AGREEABLE ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN MILITARY AND NONMILITARY PARENTS PRIOR TO MOBILIZATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A NONDEPLOYED PARENT SHALL FACILITATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TELEPHONIC AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A DEPLOYED PARENT AND CHILD.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 14, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senator Malloy desires to be present.)

S. 1066 (Word version)--Senators McConnell and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 35, TITLE 23, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FIREWORKS AND EXPLOSIVES, BY ADDING SECTION 23-35-180, SO AS TO

PERMIT A LOCAL GOVERNING BODY TO REGULATE THE DISCHARGE OF FIREWORKS.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 14, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Knotts desires to be present.)

H. 4139 (Word version)--Reps. Limehouse, Sottile, Gilliard, McCoy, Clyburn, Hosey, Stavrinakis and Viers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-3-190 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE

"STATE DAY OF PRAYER" AS THE FIRST THURSDAY IN MAY OF EACH YEAR.
(Read the first time--May 3, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 14, 2012)
(Majority Favorable)
(Minority Unfavorable)

H. 4886 (Word version)--Rep. Willis: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAY MISSED ON FEBRUARY 17, 2012, BY THE STUDENTS OF FOUNTAIN INN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, WHEN THE SCHOOL WAS CLOSED

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DUE TO BAT INFESTATION, IS EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENT THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP.
(Read the first time--March 6, 2012)
(Recalled from Committee on Education--March 14, 2012)
(Senator Ryberg desires to be present.)

S. 1222 (Word version)--Senators McConnell and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-23-11, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO WATERCRAFT DEALER DEMONSTRATION NUMBERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THEY MAY BE ASSIGNED TO WATERCRAFT OPERATED FOR PURPOSES OF BUYER

ADVERTISING BY OWNERS, EMPLOYEES, OR CORPORATE OFFICERS OF A DEALERSHIP.
(Read the first time--February 15, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--March 20, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Knotts desires to be present.)

S. 163 (Word version)--Senators Shoopman, Rose, Verdin and Fair: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-95 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSES OF UNLAWFULLY PROVIDING BEER OR WINE TO A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE WHEN GREAT BODILY INJURY OR DEATH RESULTS TO THE PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE OR TO ANOTHER PERSON AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES; AND BY ADDING SECTION 61-6-4083 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSES OF UNLAWFULLY PROVIDING ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS TO A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE WHEN GREAT BODILY INJURY OR DEATH RESULTS TO THE

PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE OR TO ANOTHER PERSON AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 21, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senator Malloy desires to be present.)

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S. 212 (Word version)--Senators McConnell, Shoopman, Campsen, Peeler, Campbell, Rose and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-700, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE USE OF OFFICIAL POSITION OR OFFICE FOR FINANCIAL GAIN AND DISCLOSURE OF POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE MEMBER BE EXCUSED FROM ALL VOTES INVOLVING A POTENTIAL CONFLICT ON THE FLOOR OF THE RESPECTIVE HOUSE, DURING COMMITTEE PROCEEDINGS OR SUBCOMMITTEE PROCEEDINGS, AND TO PROHIBIT THE MEMBER FROM LISTING HIS RECUSAL ON THE VOTE IN THE JOURNAL IF THE MEMBER PARTICIPATED IN ANY MANNER ON THE MATTER.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 21, 2012)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)

S. 746 (Word version)--Senators Lourie, Hutto, Fair, L. Martin, Rose, O'Dell, Ford and Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-286, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE TO A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE FOR HAVING AN UNLAWFUL ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES TO INCLUDE REQUIRING AN OFFENDER WHO OPERATES A VEHICLE TO HAVE AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-400, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF A LICENSE, A LICENSE RENEWAL OR ITS RETURN, AND ISSUANCE OF A LICENSE THAT RESTRICTS THE DRIVER TO ONLY OPERATING A VEHICLE WITH AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE INSTALLED, SO AS TO REVISE THE DRIVER'S LICENSE SUSPENSION PERIOD FOR A PERSON WHO CHOOSES TO OR NOT TO HAVE AN INTERLOCK DEVICE INSTALLED ON HIS VEHICLE, TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WHO CHOOSE NOT TO HAVE AN INTERLOCK DEVISE INSTALLED ON THEIR VEHICLES AFTER BEING CONVICTED OF CERTAIN DRIVING OFFENSES, AND TO REVISE THE PROCEDURE FOR A

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PERSON TO OBTAIN A LICENSE WHO DOES NOT OWN A VEHICLE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1320, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A PROVISIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONAL LICENSE MAY BE ISSUED AS LONG AS THE VEHICLE AUTHORIZED TO BE OPERATED HAS HAD AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVISE INSTALLED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2941, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PENALTIES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED FOR DRIVING A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE LENGTH OF TIME AN INTERLOCK DEVICE MUST BE AFFIXED TO A VEHICLE FOR A FIRST OFFENSE, TO REVISE THE PENALTY FOR AN OFFENDER WHO HAS ACCUMULATED FOUR POINTS UNDER THE INTERLOCK DEVICE POINT SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF FUNDS REMITTED TO THE INTERLOCK DEVICE FUND, TO REVISE THE FEES THAT MUST BE COLLECTED AND REMITTED TO THE INTERLOCK DEVICE FUND, TO REVISE THE FREQUENCY OF TIME IN WHICH AN OFFENDER MUST HAVE AN INTERLOCK DEVICE INSPECTED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT AN INTERLOCK DEVICE MUST CAPTURE A PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE OF A DRIVER AS HE OPERATES THE DEVICE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2942, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE IMMOBILIZATION OF A PERSON'S VEHICLE UPON HIS CONVICTION OF AN ALCOHOL-RELATED DRIVING OFFENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AS LONG AS A PERSON HOLDS A VALID IGNITION INTERLOCK LICENSE, HE IS NOT REQUIRED TO SURRENDER HIS LICENSE PLATES AND VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2947, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DATE WHEN A PERSON MAY ENROLL IN AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG SAFETY ACTION PROGRAM AND BE ISSUED A PROVISIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2950, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO A PERSON WHO OPERATES A MOTOR VEHICLE GIVING IMPLIED CONSENT TO CHEMICAL TESTS TO DETERMINE THE PRESENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTY IMPOSED

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UPON A PERSON WHO REFUSES TO BE SUBJECTED TO A CHEMICAL TEST; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2951, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF A PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE WHO REFUSES TO SUBMIT TO BE TESTED TO DETERMINE HIS ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION, SO AS TO LOWER THE ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION LEVEL THAT RESULTS IN A PERSON HAVING HIS LICENSE SUSPENDED, TO REVISE THE PERIOD OF TIME THAT A TEMPORARY ALCOHOL LICENSE REMAINS IN EFFECT, TO REVISE THE PERIOD OF TIME THAT A SUSPENSION OF A PERSON'S PRIVILEGE TO OPERATE A VEHICLE MUST REMAIN IN EFFECT WHEN AN ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE UPHOLDS A SUSPENSION, TO PROVIDE THAT A HOLDER OF A RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE MAY OPERATE ONLY A VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE, AND TO REVISE THE PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS OF VARIOUS DRIVING OFFENSES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2990, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF A PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE FOR A VIOLATION OF CERTAIN ALCOHOL AND DRUG RELATED DRIVING OFFENSES, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION APPLIES TO CERTAIN

PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN ISSUED AN IGNITION INTERLOCK RESTRICTED LICENSE.
(Read the first time--March 30, 2011)
(Committed to Committee on Transportation--March 30, 2011)
(Recalled from Committee on Transportation--May 17, 2011)
(Committed to Committee on Judiciary--May 17, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 21, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senators Hutto and Malloy desire to be present.)

S. 1065 (Word version)--Senators L. Martin, Hayes and Fair: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-2-180 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO BINGO, RAFFLES, AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS, TO CLARIFY THAT THIS SECTION DOES NOT AUTHORIZE THE USE OF ANY DEVICE PROHIBITED BY SECTION 12-21-2710; AND TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-580, RELATING TO GAME PROMOTIONS ALLOWED BY HOLDERS OF PERMITS AUTHORIZING

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THE SALE OF BEER OR WINE, TO CLARIFY THAT THIS ITEM DOES NOT AUTHORIZE THE USE OF ANY DEVICE PROHIBITED BY SECTION 12-21-2710.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 21, 2012)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)

S. 771 (Word version)--Senator Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-390 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THERE IS NO MONETARY LIABILITY, AND NO CAUSE OF ACTION IS CREATED, BY A HOSPITAL UNDERTAKING OR PERFORMING CERTAIN ACTS IF NOT DONE WITH MALICE; BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-392 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN HOSPITAL PROCEEDINGS AND DATA, DOCUMENTS, RECORDS, AND INFORMATION RESULTING FROM THESE PROCEEDINGS ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND NOT SUBJECT TO DISCOVERY OR SUBPOENA AND MAY NOT BE USED AS EVIDENCE IN A CIVIL ACTION UNLESS THE HOSPITAL HAS WAIVED CONFIDENTIALITY OR THE DATA, DOCUMENTS, RECORDS, OR INFORMATION ARE OTHERWISE AVAILABLE AND SUBJECT TO DISCOVERY; TO PROVIDE THAT THE OUTCOME OF A PRACTITIONER'S APPLICATION FOR HOSPITAL STAFF MEMBERSHIP OR CLINICAL PRIVILEGES IS NOT CONFIDENTIAL BUT THAT THE APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE CONFIDENTIAL; TO PROVIDE THAT DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION BY A HOSPITAL THROUGH REPORTS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, THE JOINT COMMISSION, OR THE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS IS NOT A WAIVER OF ANY PRIVILEGE OR CONFIDENTIALITY; AND TO PROVIDE THAT AN AFFECTED PERSON MAY FILE AN ACTION TO ASSERT A CLAIM OF CONFIDENTIALITY AND TO ENJOIN THE HOSPITAL, THE JOINT COMMISSION, OR THE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS FROM RELEASING SUCH INFORMATION, AND IF THE COURT FINDS THAT THE PERSON ACTED UNREASONABLY IN ASSERTING THIS

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CLAIM, THE COURT SHALL ASSESS ATTORNEY'S FEES AGAINST THAT PERSON; BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-394 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF IN A JUDICIAL PROCEEDING THE COURT FINDS DOCUMENTS, OVER WHICH THE HOSPITAL ASSERTED A CLAIM OF CONFIDENTIALITY, ARE NOT SUBJECT TO CONFIDENTIALITY AND THAT THE HOSPITAL ACTED UNREASONABLY IN ASSERTING THIS CLAIM, THE COURT SHALL ASSESS ATTORNEY'S FEES AGAINST THE HOSPITAL FOR COSTS INCURRED BY THE REQUESTING PARTY TO OBTAIN THE DOCUMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-71-10, RELATING TO THE EXEMPTION FROM TORT LIABILITY FOR MEMBERS OF CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES, SO AS TO DELETE FROM THE EXEMPTION AN APPOINTED MEMBER OF A COMMITTEE OF A MEDICAL STAFF OF A HOSPITAL IF THE STAFF OPERATES PURSUANT TO

WRITTEN BYLAWS APPROVED BY THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE HOSPITAL.
(Read the first time--April 6, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Medical Affairs--March 22, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Malloy desires to be present.)

H. 4721 (Word version)--Reps. Bingham, Merrill, Hixon, Southard, Corbin, Erickson, Parker, J.R. Smith, Allison, G.R. Smith, Sottile, Gambrell, Huggins, Murphy, Ryan, Putnam, Brady, Whitmire, Atwater, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bowen, G.A. Brown, Chumley, Cole, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Forrester, Frye, Hamilton, Harrell, Henderson, Herbkersman, Horne, Limehouse, Long, Lowe, McCoy, D.C. Moss, V.S. Moss, Norman, Owens, Pinson, Pitts, Pope, Quinn, Sandifer, Simrill, Skelton, G.M. Smith, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, White, Willis, Hardwick and Patrick: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "BUSINESS FREEDOM TO CHOOSE ACT", BY AMENDING SECTION 44-96-80, RELATING TO COUNTY SOLID WASTE PROGRAMS, INCLUDING A COUNTY'S AUTHORITY TO ENACT ORDINANCES CONSISTENT WITH THE STATE PLAN, LAW, AND REGULATIONS, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS, DELETE

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OBSOLETE LANGUAGE AND TO PROVIDE THAT AN ORDINANCE THAT RESTRICTS SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL AT A PERMITTED FACILITY OR IMPEDES THE DEVELOPMENT OR IMPLEMENTATION OF A RECYCLING PROGRAM IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-55-1210, RELATING TO A COUNTY'S AUTHORITY TO REQUIRE THE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY ORDINANCE IS VOID TO THE EXTENT THAT THE ORDINANCE RESTRICTS OR PROHIBITS SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL AT A PERMITTED FACILITY OR IMPEDES THE

DEVELOPMENT OR IMPLEMENTATION OF A RECYCLING PROGRAM.
(Read the first time--March 14, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Medical Affairs--March 22, 2012)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)
(Senators Leventis, Elliott, Knotts, Ford and Williams desire to be present.)

S. 148 (Word version)--Senators Campsen, Rose, Verdin, McConnell and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "HOME INVASION PROTECTION ACT", BY ADDING SECTION 16-11-320 TO ESTABLISH THE OFFENSE OF HOME INVASION, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY; TO AMEND SECTION 16-1-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO VIOLENT OFFENSES, SO AS TO INCLUDE HOME INVASION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PUNISHMENT FOR MURDER, SO AS TO INCLUDE AS A SEPARATE STATUTORY AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE WHICH MAY BE CONSIDERED IN THE DETERMINATION OF WHETHER THE DEATH PENALTY SHOULD BE

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IMPOSED, A MURDER COMMITTED WHILE IN THE COMMISSION OF THE OFFENSE OF HOME INVASION.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 28, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--March 29, 2012)
(Senator Malloy desires to be present.)

S. 744 (Word version)--Senators L. Martin and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-605, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO IMPEDE THE NORMAL BREATHING OR BLOOD CIRCULATION OF ANOTHER PERSON WITHOUT CONSENT BY INTENTIONALLY APPLYING PRESSURE TO THE OTHER PERSON'S THROAT OR NECK OR OBSTRUCTING THE OTHER PERSON'S NOSE OR MOUTH; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-25-65 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OF A HIGH AND AGGRAVATED NATURE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO VIOLATES SECTION 16-25-20(A) OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, IS GUILTY OF THE OFFENSE OF CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OF A HIGH AND AGGRAVATED NATURE WHEN THE PERSON COMMITS A VIOLATION OF SECTION 16-3-605.
(Read the first time--March 30, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 28, 2012)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)

H. 4061 (Word version)--Rep. Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 62-2-612, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROBATE PROCEEDINGS TO DETERMINE A DECEDENT'S INTENT REGARDING THE APPLICATION OF CERTAIN FEDERAL TAX

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FORMULAS, SO AS TO IMPOSE CERTAIN TIME LIMITS ON THE AVAILABILITY OF THESE PROCEEDINGS.
(Read the first time--May 3, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--March 28, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senators Scott, Williams, Ford and Matthews desire to be present.)

S. 1162 (Word version)--Senators Grooms, Gregory, Campbell and Rose: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TO REMOVE THE DEFINITION FOR "COMMISSION"; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-20, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SECRETARY MAY ESTABLISH OTHER DEPARTMENTAL DIVISIONS RATHER THAN THE COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-40, RELATING TO PROHIBITED ACTS, TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONERS; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-410, TO ADD QUALIFICATIONS TO SERVE AS SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION APPOINTEE MAY NOT SERVE IN OFFICE UNTIL SCREENED BY THE JOINT TRANSPORTATION SCREENING AND OVERSIGHT COMMISSION; TO REPEAL ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 1 OF TITLE 7 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-430, RELATING TO THE DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, AND TO VEST THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION IN THE SECRETARY; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-460, RELATING TO THE EVALUATION AND APPROVAL OF ROUTINE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE, TO DELETE THE CURRENT PROVISIONS AND TO PROVIDE THAT CONSULTING CONTRACTS AND SALES OF SURPLUS PROPERTY MUST BE CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THE CONSOLIDATED PROCUREMENT CODE; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-470, RELATING TO COMMISSION

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REVIEW OF ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND EMERGENCY REPAIR REQUESTS, TO DELETE THE CURRENT PROVISIONS AND TO VEST IN THE SECRETARY THE DUTY TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT THE STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLAN AND THE STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-490, RELATING TO ANNUAL AUDITS, TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR INTERNAL AUDITS PERFORMED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICE OF INTERNAL AUDIT ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL; TO AMEND ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 1 OF TITLE 57, RELATING TO THE JOINT TRANSPORTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMITTEE MAY CONDUCT OVERSIGHT INVESTIGATIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMITTEE MUST SCREEN SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION APPOINTEES, AND TO DELETE PROVISIONS RELATED TO SCREENING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION CANDIDATES; TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 57, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO ESTABLISH THE JOINT TRANSPORTATION PLANNING REVIEW COMMITTEE AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, POWERS, DUTIES, AND OBLIGATIONS; TO AMEND CHAPTER 15 OF TITLE 2, RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL, BY ADDING SECTION 2-15-130, TO ESTABLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION INTERNAL AUDIT OFFICE WITH THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL, AND TO PRESCRIBE THE INTERNAL AUDIT OFFICE'S POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 57, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, BY ADDING SECTION 57-1-45 TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN ENGINEERS FROM PARTICIPATING IN DEPARTMENTAL CONTRACTING

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FOR THREE YEARS AFTER THEY LEAVE THE EMPLOYMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT.
(Read the first time--January 31, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--March 29, 2012)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)

S. 1386 (Word version)--Senators Cleary, Grooms and Ford: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE TRANSITION OF MEMBERSHIP ON THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION REGARDING THE ADDITION OF THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL

DISTRICT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR NOTICE OF VACANCIES ON THE COMMISSION.
(Read the first time--March 28, 2012)
(Polled by Committee on Transportation--March 29, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Minority report removed by unanimous consent--April 11, 2012)
(Senator Knotts desires to be present.)

S. 1380 (Word version)--Senators Matthews, Courson, Setzler, Hayes, Scott, Williams, Nicholson and Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-127-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, SO AS TO REVISE THE NUMBER OF BOARD MEMBERS AND THE MANNER IN WHICH MEMBERS OF THE BOARD ARE ELECTED TO, AMONG OTHER PROVISIONS, ACCOUNT FOR THE NEW SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, AND TO REVISE VARIOUS OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO TERMS OF BOARD MEMBERS.
(Read the first time--March 28, 2012)
(Recalled from Committee on Education--March 29, 2012)
(Senators Anderson, Fair and Ford desire to be present.)

S. 1210 (Word version)--Senators Hayes, Land, Lourie and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 60-15-100 AND 60-15-110 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN ANNUAL TRANSFER TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION OF AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO FIFTEEN PERCENT OF THE

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GENERAL FUND PORTION OF STATE ADMISSIONS TAX REVENUES IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR AFTER OTHER TRANSFERS REQUIRED FROM THE REVENUE AND TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSION TO EXPEND AT LEAST SEVENTY PERCENT OF ITS STATE

APPROPRIATED FUNDS ON GRANTS FOR CHILDREN'S AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS.
(Read the first time--February 14, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Education--April 3, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Land desires to be present.)

H. 3028 (Word version)--Reps. Clemmons, Taylor, Clyburn and Long: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-26-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INDUCTION, ANNUAL, AND CONTINUING CONTRACTS FOR TEACHERS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE INDUCTION

CONTRACT PERIOD FROM ONE YEAR TO FIVE YEARS.
(Read the first time--May 24, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Education--April 3, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senators Pinckney and Scott desire to be present.)

S. 1399 (Word version)--Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO CREDENTIAL CLASSIFICATION, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4206, PURSUANT TO THE

PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Without reference--April 3, 2012)
(Senator Ford desires to be present.)

S. 149 (Word version)--Senators Campsen, Rose, McConnell, Ryberg, Fair, Massey, Leventis, Bryant, Davis and Shoopman: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "EQUAL ACCESS TO INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-100 SO AS TO PERMIT HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS, GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL STUDENTS, AND CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES OF THE SCHOOL

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DISTRICT IN WHICH THE STUDENT RESIDES PURSUANT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
(Read the first time--January 11, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Education--April 10, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Minority report removed by unanimous consent--April12, 2012)

S. 772 (Word version)--Senators Peeler, Reese and Bright: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 15-78-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA TORT CLAIMS ACT, TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR ECONOMIC AND NONECONOMIC DAMAGES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 15-78-120, RELATING TO LIABILITY LIMITS IMPOSED BY THE TORT CLAIMS ACT, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY RECOVER THE ACTUAL AMOUNT OF HIS ECONOMIC DAMAGES, TO PROVIDE THAT LIMITS ON NONECONOMIC DAMAGES ARE FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS PER PERSON AND NO MORE THAN SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS PER OCCURRENCE, AND THAT THE LIMITS ON NONECONOMIC DAMAGES

CAUSED BY A LICENSED PHYSICIAN OR DENTIST ARE THREE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.
(Read the first time--April 6, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--April 11, 2012)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)

S. 1124 (Word version)--Senators Rankin and Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE SHALL BE THE "COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE" ELECTED TO OFFICE UNDER THE LAWS OF THIS STATE; TO AMEND SECTION 38-1-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS UNDER THE INSURANCE LAWS OF THIS STATE, TO DELETE THE DEFINITION OF "DIRECTOR" OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE AND SUBSTITUTE "COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE"; TO AMEND SECTION 38-1-30, TO PROVIDE THAT EVERY REFERENCE TO "DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT

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OF INSURANCE" IN THE 1976 CODE SHALL BE DEEMED TO MEAN "COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE" ; TO AMEND SECTION 38-3-10, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, TO DELETE CERTAIN PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT'S DIRECTOR, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE SHALL BE ELECTED RATHER THAN APPOINTED, AND TO MAKE CHANGES IN THE PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE REMOVAL OF THE COMMISSIONER; TO AMEND SECTION 38-3-100, RELATING TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, TO, AMONG OTHER CHANGES, SUBSTITUTE "COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE" FOR "DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE" AND DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT, IF THE COMMISSIONER BECOMES A CANDIDATE FOR PUBLIC OFFICE OR BECOMES A MEMBER OF A POLITICAL COMMITTEE DURING TENURE, HIS OFFICE MUST BE IMMEDIATELY VACATED; TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 38-3-102 TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE MUST BE ELECTED TO OFFICE BY THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE STATE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION AND PROVIDE FOR THE COMMISSIONER'S TERM OF OFFICE, QUALIFICATIONS, VACANCIES, AND RELATED MATTERS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE ELECTION OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE BEGINS WITH THE 2014 STATEWIDE ELECTION PROCESS AND THAT THE DIRECTOR SERVING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT SHALL CONTINUE TO SERVE UNTIL HIS SUCCESSOR IS ELECTED AND QUALIFIES FOR OFFICE AS COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE; TO PROVIDE THAT EVERY REFERENCE TO "DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE" IN THE 1976 CODE SHALL BE DEEMED TO MEAN "COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE"; AND TO AUTHORIZE AND DIRECT THE

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CODE COMMISSIONER TO CHANGE CERTAIN REFERENCES.
(Read the first time--January 19, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--April 11, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senators Davis, Campbell, Ryberg and Jackson desire to be present.)

S. 1176 (Word version)--Senators Courson and Land: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 12 RELATING TO TAXATION, AND COUNTY TAX OFFICIALS TO AMEND THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, THE COUNTY ASSESSORS, AUDITORS, TREASURERS, AND TAX COLLECTORS AND MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE TAX CODE. (ABBREVIATED TITLE)
(Read the first time--February 2, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--April 11, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Thomas desires to be present.)

H. 3385 (Word version)--Reps. D.C. Moss, V.S. Moss, Harrison, Delleney, Gambrell, Harrell, Hiott, Hixon, Lucas and Norman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-4160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS ON SUNDAYS AND ELECTION DAYS, SO AS TO INCLUDE

CHRISTMAS DAY AND THANKSGIVING DAY IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE.
(Read the first time--January 10, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--April 11, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senators Ford, Fair and Thomas desire to be present.)

H. 4726 (Word version)--Reps. Pitts, Parks and Pinson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-11-1230, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POWERS OF PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT AND SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT COMMISSIONS, INCLUDING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE POWER TO ASSESS THE COST OF THE ESTABLISHMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF A SEWER LATERAL COLLECTION LINE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION RECEIVED

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CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FOR SEPTIC TANK USE AND SUBSEQUENTLY FIVE OR MORE LOTS IN THE SUBDIVISION WERE DENIED PERMITS BY THE DEPARTMENT, AN ASSESSMENT MAY BE LEVIED ON THE ABUTTING PARCELS IN THE SUBDIVISION FOR THE ACTUAL COSTS OF THE SEWER LATERAL COLLECTION LINES, TRANSMISSION LINES, AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE AND TO PROVIDE THAT A LETTER OR CERTIFICATE OF THE DEPARTMENT

ESTABLISHES THESE CONDITIONS AUTHORIZING THE ASSESSMENT.
(Read the first time--March 27, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--April 11, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senator Knotts desires to be present.)

H. 4654 (Word version)--Reps. Hardwick, Harrell, Loftis, Sandifer, White, Harrison, Owens, Crosby, Anderson, Bingham, Sottile, Corbin, Chumley, Forrester, Hearn, Henderson, Lucas, D.C. Moss, V.S. Moss, Ott, Parker, Southard, Murphy, Clemmons, Hixon, Knight and Patrick: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-1-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROHIBITING THE DISCHARGE OF POLLUTANTS INTO THE ENVIRONMENT AND REMEDIES FOR VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS ON THESE EXEMPTIONS AND TO SPECIFY THAT NO PRIVATE CAUSE OF ACTION IS CREATED BY OR EXISTS UNDER THE POLLUTION CONTROL ACT; TO AMEND SECTION 48-1-130, RELATING TO FINAL ORDERS OF THE DEPARTMENT DISCONTINUING DISCHARGE OF POLLUTANTS, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO REQUIRED PROCEDURES PRECEDING THE ISSUANCE OF A FINAL ORDER AND TO PROVIDE THAT AN ORDER IS SUBJECT TO REVIEW PURSUANT TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT; TO AMEND SECTION 48-1-250, RELATING TO WHOM BENEFITS FROM CAUSES OF ACTION RESULTING FROM POLLUTION VIOLATIONS INURE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO PRIVATE CAUSE OF ACTION IS CREATED BY OR EXISTS UNDER THE

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POLLUTION CONTROL ACT; AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS RETROACTIVE AND EXTINGUISH ANY RIGHT, CLAIM, OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING UNDER OR RELATED TO THE POLLUTION CONTROL

ACT, SUBJECT TO EXCEPTIONS FOR THE STATE AND ITS SUBDIVISIONS.
(Read the first time--March 29, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Medical Affairs--April 12, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senators Hutto, Gregory, Leventis and Scott desire to be present.)

S. 1362 (Word version)--Senator Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-127-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE CURRENT TERM OF ANY PRESENT MEMBER OF THE BOARD ELECTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHO HAS SERVED MORE THAN ONE FULL FOUR-YEAR TERM ON THE BOARD IS TERMINATED ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS PROVISION AND HIS SUCCESSOR MUST BE SELECTED IN THE MANNER PRESCRIBED BY LAW, AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PRESENT MEMBER OF THE BOARD ELECTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHOSE CURRENT TERM IS CURTAILED BY THIS PROVISION IS ELIGIBLE FOR REELECTION TO THE BOARD.
(Read the first time--March 21, 2012)
(Recalled from Committee on Education--April 12, 2012)
(Senator Courson desires to be present.)

S. 1108 (Word version)--Senators Leventis, Hutto, Williams, Elliott, Matthews, O'Dell, Ford and Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 37-3-414 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW AS TO CERTAIN CONSUMER LOAN TRANSACTIONS IS A VIOLATION OF STATE LAW.
(Read the first time--January 17, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Banking and Insurance--April 17, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator S. Martin desires to be present.)

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H. 3478 (Word version)--Reps. Young, D.C. Moss, Gambrell, Agnew, Bowen, H.B. Brown, Clyburn, Spires, Frye, Bingham, Cobb-Hunter, Hardwick, Hayes, Herbkersman, Hixon, Horne, Hosey, Lucas, McEachern, Ott, Quinn, G.R. Smith, J.R. Smith, Taylor, Umphlett and White: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 39-41-235, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND DIESEL FUEL SUITABLE FOR BLENDING, SALE OF UNBLENDED PRODUCTS WITHOUT NECESSARY ADDITIVES, RECORDKEEPING AND REGISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT, WHOLESALER RESPONSIBILITY, LIABILITY, AND NOTICE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS APPLY TO EVERY TERMINAL OPERATOR AND EVERY SUPPLIER.
(Read the first time--March 8, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry--April 17, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 485 (Word version)--Senators Knotts, Bright, Campbell, McConnell, L. Martin and Leatherman : A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 47-3-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LIABILITY OF THE OWNER OR A PERSON HAVING A DOG IN HIS CARE WHEN THE DOG ATTACKS A PERSON, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN TRAINED POLICE DOGS.
(Read the first time--February 1, 2011)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--April 18, 2012)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

S. 1229 (Word version)--Senators O'Dell and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-47-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LICENSES REQUIRED FOR ADJUSTERS, SO AS TO ADD EXEMPTIONS FROM LICENSURE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-47-20, RELATING TO RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS FOR LICENSING NONRESIDENT ADJUSTERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE WHERE A NONRECIPROCAL AGREEMENT EXISTS BETWEEN THIS STATE AND ANOTHER STATE, AN APPLICANT FOR A NONRESIDENT ADJUSTER'S

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LICENSE WHO HOLDS A LICENSE IN ANOTHER STATE MAY RESIDE IN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA WITHOUT LOSING THE BENEFITS OF THE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT IF HE COMPLIES WITH OTHER APPLICABLE LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS.
(Read the first time--February 16, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Banking and Insurance--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--April 19, 2012)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

S. 1267 (Word version)--Senators Hayes, Matthews, Courson, Setzler, Jackson, Hutto and Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 62 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A SCHOOL DISTRICT CHOICE PROGRAM AND OPEN ENROLLMENT PROGRAM WITHIN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM OF THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE FOR A VOLUNTARY PILOT TESTING OF THE PROGRAM BEFORE FULL IMPLEMENTATION, TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, TO PROVIDE FOR AN APPLICATION PROCESS FOR STUDENTS WISHING TO TRANSFER, TO PROVIDE RESPONSIBILITIES OF AND STANDARDS AND CRITERIA FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TO PROVIDE STANDARDS OF APPROVAL, PRIORITIES FOR ACCEPTING STUDENTS, AND CRITERIA FOR DENYING STUDENTS, TO PROVIDE THAT WITH CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS THE PARENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSPORTING THE STUDENT TO SCHOOL, TO PROVIDE THAT DISTRICTS SHALL RECEIVE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE BASE STUDENT COST FROM THE STATE FOR NONRESIDENT STUDENTS ENROLLED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, TO PROVIDE THAT A STUDENT WITH EXCEPTIONS MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS FOR ONE YEAR AFTER HIS DATE OF ENROLLMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT A RECEIVING DISTRICT SHALL ACCEPT CERTAIN CREDITS TOWARD A STUDENT'S REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION, TO PROVIDE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY CONTRACT WITH

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CERTAIN ENTITIES FOR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL PROVIDE CERTAIN REPORTS ON THE PROGRAM TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PROGRAM EACH FISCAL YEAR IS CONTINGENT UPON THE APPROPRIATION OF ADEQUATE FUNDING BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
(Read the first time--February 29, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Education--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Fair desires to be present.)

S. 1382 (Word version)--Senators Reese and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 26, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO NOTARIES PUBLIC, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR DEFINITIONS, QUALIFICATIONS FOR A NOTARIAL COMMISSION, SPECIFIC POWERS AND LIMITS ON POWERS OF A NOTARY, DISCLOSURE BY A NONATTORNEY NOTARY AND PROHIBITION OF A NONATTORNEY NOTARY ACTING IN THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW, PROHIBITION OF A NOTARY EXECUTING A CERTIFICATE IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH, CHARGING OF SPECIFIC FEES FOR SPECIFIC NOTARIAL ACTS, REQUIRED CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE MAY BE MADE OR GIVEN BY A NOTARY, MAINTENANCE OF A JOURNAL OF THE NOTARY'S NOTARIAL ACTS, FORMS AND PROCESSES FOR REPORTING CHANGES IN A NOTARY'S STATUS, PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN ACTS BY A NOTARY AND CRIMINAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION; AND PROCEDURES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY OR APOSTILLE BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
(Read the first time--March 28, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Sheheen desires to be present.)

S. 1431 (Word version)--Senators Leatherman, Campbell, Grooms, Alexander, L. Martin, Coleman, Ford, Cleary, Hutto, McGill, Nicholson,

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Anderson, Williams, Pinckney, Hayes, O'Dell, Land, Malloy, Jackson, Matthews, Elliott, Setzler, Fair, Reese, Lourie and Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 1377 OF 1968, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL PROJECTS AND CONFORM THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL INDEBTEDNESS AMOUNT TO THE ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS AUTHORIZED BY THIS ACT.
(Read the first time--April 11, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--April 18, 2012)
(Majority Favorable)
(Minority Unfavorable)
(Senator Bryant desires to be present.)

H. 4614 (Word version)--Reps. Pitts, Lucas, Hearn, Brannon, Weeks, Spires, Loftis and Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 2 TO CHAPTER 15, TITLE 63 SO AS TO SPECIFY CERTAIN PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR COURT-ORDERED CHILD CUSTODY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DEFINING "JOINT CUSTODY" AND "SOLE CUSTODY", REQUIRING PARENTS TO JOINTLY PREPARE AND SUBMIT A PARENTING PLAN, WHICH THE COURT MUST CONSIDER BEFORE ISSUING TEMPORARY AND FINAL CUSTODY ORDERS; REQUIRING THE COURT TO MAKE FINAL CUSTODY DETERMINATIONS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD BASED UPON THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED, REQUIRING THE COURT TO CONSIDER JOINT CUSTODY IF EITHER PARENT SEEKS IT, STATING FINDINGS OF FACT AS TO WHY OR WHY NOT JOINT CUSTODY WAS AWARDED, PROVIDING MATTERS THAT MAY BE INCLUDED IN A CUSTODY ORDER, PROVIDING FACTORS THE COURT MAY CONSIDER IN ISSUING OR MODIFYING A CUSTODY ORDER WHEN CONSIDERING THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD, AND AUTHORIZING A PARENT TO SEEK ARBITRATION OF AN ISSUE THAT CANNOT BE RESOLVED BETWEEN THE PARENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-5-30, RELATING TO THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF PARENTS TO THEIR CHILDREN, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT UNLESS

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OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY AN ORDER OF THE COURT, PARENTS HAVE EQUAL POWERS, RIGHTS, AND DUTIES CONCERNING ALL MATTERS AFFECTING THEIR CHILDREN.
(Read the first time--February 1, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)
(Senator Leventis desires to be present.)

H. 4678 (Word version)--Reps. Nanney, Brantley, Clemmons, Toole, Parker, Long, Allison, Limehouse, J.R. Smith, Bedingfield, Bowen, Corbin, Hamilton, Henderson, Hixon, Stringer and Willis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 29-3-330, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO METHODS OF ENTERING A SATISFACTION OF MORTGAGE IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE MORTGAGEE OF RECORD, THE OWNER OR HOLDER OF THE DEBT INSTRUMENT SECURED BY THE MORTGAGE, THE TRUSTEE OR BENEFICIARY OF A DEED OF TRUST, OR THE LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE OR ATTORNEY-IN-FACT OF ANY OF THOSE PARTIES MAY EXECUTE A MORTGAGE SATISFACTION OR DEED OF TRUST RELEASE, AND TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE AND FORM FOR USE IN THIS EXECUTION.
(Read the first time--March 6, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Banking and Insurance--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 1375 (Word version)--Senators Campsen and Hutto: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3860 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF ANIMALS AND CERTAIN VEHICLES ON CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAYS, TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXEMPTION FOR BICYCLES AND PEDESTRIANS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
(Read the first time--March 27, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--April 19, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 1376 (Word version)--Senators Grooms, Campbell, Land, Peeler, Cleary, Cromer, Coleman, Setzler, McGill, Verdin, Nicholson and

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Shoopman: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-15-315 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR OFF-SITE DISPLAYS OF AUTOMOBILES AND CERTAIN TRUCKS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS PROVISION.
(Read the first time--March 27, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--April 19, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 1429 (Word version)--Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-36-330, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO APPOINTMENT BY THE GOVERNOR OF MEMBERS TO THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS RESOURCE COORDINATION CENTER ADVISORY COUNCIL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SHALL APPOINT MEMBERS TO THE COUNCIL.
(Read the first time--April 11, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Medical Affairs--April 19, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 1438 (Word version)--Senators Lourie, Alexander, Sheheen, Courson, Nicholson, Hutto and Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 84 TO TITLE 44 SO AS TO CREATE THE COMMISSION ON HUNGER WITHIN AND STAFFED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERS, POWERS, AND DUTIES.
(Read the first time--April 12, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Medical Affairs--April 19, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)

H. 4008 (Word version)--Reps. Harrison, H.B. Brown, G.R. Smith, Knight, Atwater, Branham, Viers, Bannister, Dillard, Erickson, Hamilton, Hearn, Hosey, Limehouse, D.C. Moss, Patrick, Pinson, Sandifer, G.M. Smith, J.R. Smith, Stringer, Toole, Willis, Bingham and Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-390 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THERE IS NO MONETARY LIABILITY, AND NO CAUSE OF ACTION IS CREATED, BY A HOSPITAL

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UNDERTAKING OR PERFORMING CERTAIN ACTS IF NOT DONE WITH MALICE; BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-392 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN HOSPITAL PROCEEDINGS AND DATA, DOCUMENTS, RECORDS, AND INFORMATION RESULTING FROM THESE PROCEEDINGS ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND NOT SUBJECT TO DISCOVERY OR SUBPOENA AND MAY NOT BE USED AS EVIDENCE IN A CIVIL ACTION UNLESS THE HOSPITAL HAS WAIVED CONFIDENTIALITY OR THE DATA, DOCUMENTS, RECORDS, OR INFORMATION ARE OTHERWISE AVAILABLE AND SUBJECT TO DISCOVERY; TO PROVIDE THAT THE OUTCOME OF A PRACTITIONER'S APPLICATION FOR HOSPITAL STAFF MEMBERSHIP OR CLINICAL PRIVILEGES IS NOT CONFIDENTIAL BUT THAT THE APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE CONFIDENTIAL; TO PROVIDE THAT DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION BY A HOSPITAL THROUGH REPORTS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, THE JOINT COMMISSION, OR THE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS IS NOT A WAIVER OF ANY PRIVILEGE OR CONFIDENTIALITY; AND TO PROVIDE THAT AN AFFECTED PERSON MAY FILE AN ACTION TO ASSERT A CLAIM OF CONFIDENTIALITY AND TO ENJOIN THE HOSPITAL, THE JOINT COMMISSION, OR THE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS FROM RELEASING SUCH INFORMATION, AND IF THE COURT FINDS THAT THE PERSON ACTED UNREASONABLY IN ASSERTING THIS CLAIM, THE COURT SHALL ASSESS ATTORNEY'S FEES AGAINST THAT PERSON; BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-394 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF IN A JUDICIAL PROCEEDING THE COURT FINDS DOCUMENTS, OVER WHICH THE HOSPITAL ASSERTED A CLAIM OF CONFIDENTIALITY, ARE NOT SUBJECT TO CONFIDENTIALITY AND THAT THE HOSPITAL ACTED UNREASONABLY IN ASSERTING THIS CLAIM, THE COURT SHALL ASSESS ATTORNEY'S FEES AGAINST THE HOSPITAL FOR COSTS INCURRED BY THE REQUESTING PARTY TO OBTAIN THE DOCUMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-71-10, RELATING TO THE EXEMPTION FROM TORT LIABILITY FOR MEMBERS

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OF CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES, SO AS TO DELETE FROM THE EXEMPTION AN APPOINTED MEMBER OF A COMMITTEE OF A MEDICAL STAFF OF A HOSPITAL IF THE STAFF OPERATES PURSUANT TO WRITTEN BYLAWS APPROVED BY THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE HOSPITAL.
(Read the first time--March 27, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Medical Affairs--April 19, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)

H. 4513 (Word version)--Rep. Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 43-35-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ADULT PROTECTION COORDINATING COUNCIL, SO AS TO REVISE THE MEMBERSHIP AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 43-35-330, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE ADULT PROTECTION COORDINATING COUNCIL, SO AS TO REVISE THE DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL AND ADD THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE COUNCIL ANNUALLY PREPARE AND DISTRIBUTE TO THE MEMBERSHIP AND THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY A REPORT OF THE COUNCIL'S ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR.
(Read the first time--March 27, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Medical Affairs--April 19, 2012)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 1465 (Word version)--Fish, Game and Forestry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR FORESTERS, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS OF LICENSURE FOR FORESTERS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4234, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Without reference--April 19, 2012)

H. 4787 (Word version)--Reps. Brady and Sandifer: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 97 TO TITLE 38 SO AS TO ENACT THE "PORTABLE ELECTRONICS INSURANCE ACT", TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS RELATED TO

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PORTABLE ELECTRONICS INSURANCE, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO THE SALE OF PORTABLE ELECTRONICS INSURANCE, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS OF A VENDOR OF PORTABLE ELECTRONICS INSURANCE TO THE PROSPECTIVE CONSUMER OF THIS INSURANCE, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION, AND TO PROVIDE LICENSURE FEES AND SURCHARGES.
(Read the first time--March 27, 2012)
(Recalled from Committee on Banking and Insurance--April 19, 2012)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

SENATE RESOLUTION

S. 1361 (Word version)--Senators Alexander and Ford: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO COMMEND THE USE OF REFORMED MILITARY COMMISSIONS AT THE TRIAL OF ALLEGED TERRORISTS WHO WERE INVOLVED WITH ATTACKING INNOCENT AMERICANS, INTENTIONALLY CAUSING SERIOUS BODILY INJURIES, MURDER IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW OF

WAR, AND PROVIDING MATERIAL SUPPORT OF TERRORISM.
(Introduced--March 21, 2012)
(Polled by General Committee--March 21, 2012)
(Favorable)
(Senator Hutto desires to be present.)

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

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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.)

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.)

H. 4984 (Word version)--Reps. Pitts, White, Funderburk and Harrell: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENACT WITHOUT DELAY H.R. 3061, THE "FLEXIBILITY IN REBUILDING AMERICAN FISHERIES ACT OF 2011" WHICH, AMONG OTHER PROVISIONS, EXTENDS THE TIME PERIOD FOR REBUILDING CERTAIN

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OVERFISHED FISHERIES, REQUIRES BETTER INFORMATION TO BE CONSIDERED IN THE MANAGEMENT OF FEDERAL FISHERIES.
(Introduced--March 21, 2012)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--April 18, 2012)
(Favorable)

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.)

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

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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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