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

NO. 18

CALENDAR

OF THE

SENATE

OF THE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013


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Thursday, February 7, 2013

JOINT ASSEMBLY

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 12:30 P.M.:
S. 264 (Word version)--Senator Bryant: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO INVITE THE NATIONAL COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, THE HONORABLE JAMES E. KOUTZ, TO ADDRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION IN THE CHAMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT 12:30 P.M. ON TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013.
(Adopted--January 22, 2013)

INVITATIONS

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Members of the Senate, Reception, The Marriott, by the MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 12:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Members of the Senate, Luncheon, Epworth Children's Home, by the SC CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, Columbia Convention Center, by LEXINGTON COUNTY
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Building, by the ASSOCIATION OF COSMETOLOGISTS & SALON PROFESSIONALS
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 12:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Members of the Senate, Luncheon, Room 112, Blatt Building, by the SC RECYCLING COUNCIL
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, The Embassy Suites Hotel, by the SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Members of the Senate, Reception, The Clarion, by the SC COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 8:00 - 10:00 P.M.
Members of the Senate, Breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Building, by the SC NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Members of the Senate, Reception, Seawell's, by the SC ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Members of the Senate, Reception, The Clarion, by the SC ASSOCIATION OF TECHNICAL COLLEGE COMMISSIONERS
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
Members of the Senate, Breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Building, by the SC ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Luncheon, Room 112, Blatt Building, by the SC ATHLETIC TRAINERS ASSOCIATION
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, The Palmetto Club, by the SC HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Members of the Senate and Staff, Reception, Hilton Columbia Center, by the ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS OF THE CAROLINAS
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
Members of the Senate, Breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Building, by the ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC.
(Accepted--January 31, 2013)

MOTION PERIOD

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INTERRUPTED DEBATE

(Debate was interrupted by adjournment on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, to be taken up Wednesday, February 20, 2013)
S. 22 (Word version)--Senators Sheheen, Massey, L. Martin, Hayes, Campsen and Nicholson: (Committed to Committee on Finance--January 29, 2013, retaining its place on the calendar)
(Read the first time--January 8, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--January 23, 2013)
(Favorable with amendments)

STATEWIDE SECOND READING BILLS

S. 4 (Word version)--Senators Scott, Malloy, Setzler, Matthews, Allen, Coleman, Ford, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Lourie, McElveen, McGill, Nicholson, Pinckney, Reese, Sheheen and Williams: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-25 SO AS TO ESTABLISH EARLY VOTING PROCEDURES; TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO FURTHER DEFINE HIS DUTIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-320, RELATING TO PERSONS QUALIFIED TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT, SO AS TO INCLUDE VOTING DURING THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD.
(Read the first time--January 8, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--February 6, 2013)
(Majority Favorable with amendments)
(Minority Unfavorable)

S. 142 (Word version)--Senator Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND THE "OMNIBUS CRIME REDUCTION AND SENTENCING REFORM ACT OF 2010", CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY AMENDING SECTION 16-11-110, RELATING TO ARSON, SO AS TO RESTRUCTURE THE DEGREES OF ARSON; BY AMENDING SECTION 16-23-500, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM OR AMMUNITION BY A PERSON CONVICTED OF A VIOLENT CRIME CLASSIFIED AS A FELONY, SO AS TO

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PROVIDE THAT IT IS A VIOLATION OF PROBATION, PAROLE, COMMUNITY SUPERVISION, OR ANY OTHER SUPERVISION PROGRAM OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES FOR AN OFFENDER TO PURCHASE OR POSSESS A FIREARM, AMMUNITION, OR ANY OTHER DANGEROUS WEAPON; BY AMENDING SECTION 22-3-560, RELATING TO THE ABILITY OF MAGISTRATES TO PUNISH BREACHES OF THE PEACE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MAGISTRATES MAY PUNISH BREACHES OF THE PEACE BY A FINE NOT EXCEEDING FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS OR IMPRISONMENT FOR A TERM NOT EXCEEDING THIRTY DAYS, OR BOTH; BY AMENDING SECTION 22-5-920, RELATING TO THE EXPUNGEMENT OF YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS' RECORDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT EXPUNGEMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO OFFENSES IN WHICH REGISTRATION ON THE SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRY IS REQUIRED, EXCEPT IN CASES IN WHICH A DETERMINATION IS MADE BY THE SENTENCING COURT THAT THE SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A VICTIM OF AT LEAST FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE WAS CONSENSUAL; BY AMENDING SECTION 24-19-10, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF A "YOUTHFUL OFFENDER", SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE OFFENDER COMMITTED BURGLARY IN THE SECOND DEGREE PURSUANT TO SECTION 16-11-312(B), THE OFFENDER MUST RECEIVE AND SERVE A MINIMUM SENTENCE OF AT LEAST THREE YEARS, NO PART OF WHICH MAY BE SUSPENDED, AND THE PERSON IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CONDITIONAL RELEASE UNTIL THE PERSON HAS SERVED THE THREE-YEAR MINIMUM SENTENCE; BY AMENDING SECTION 24-21-5 AND SECTION 24-21-100, RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE MONITORING BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURES THE DEPARTMENT SHALL FOLLOW WHEN NOTIFYING PERSONS UNDER ADMINISTRATIVE MONITORING; BY AMENDING SECTION 24-21-280, RELATING TO COMPLIANCE CREDITS OF PERSONS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE

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THAT AN INDIVIDUAL MAY EARN UP TO TWENTY DAYS OF COMPLIANCE CREDITS FOR EACH THIRTY-DAY PERIOD IN WHICH THE DEPARTMENT DETERMINES THAT THE INDIVIDUAL HAS SUBSTANTIALLY FULFILLED ALL OF THE CONDITIONS OF SUPERVISION; BY AMENDING SECTION 44-53-370 AND SECTION 44-53-375, RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OFFENSES, SO AS TO REMOVE CERTAIN PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO PRIOR AND SUBSEQUENT CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CONVICTIONS; BY AMENDING SECTION 44-53-470, RELATING TO WHEN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OFFENSE IS CONSIDERED A SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CONVICTION FOR TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES MUST BE CONSIDERED A PRIOR OFFENSE FOR PURPOSES OF ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PROSECUTION; BY AMENDING SECTION 56-1-396, RELATING TO THE DRIVERS LICENSE SUSPENSION AMNESTY PERIOD, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT QUALIFYING SUSPENSIONS DO NOT INCLUDE SUSPENSIONS PURSUANT TO SECTION 56-5-2990 OR SECTION 56-5-2945, AND DO NOT INCLUDE SUSPENSIONS PURSUANT TO SECTION 56-1-460, IF THE PERSON DRIVES A MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN THE PERSON'S LICENSE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED OR REVOKED PURSUANT TO SECTION 56-5-2990 OR SECTION 56-5-2945; AND BY AMENDING SECTION 56-1-460, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FOR A THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE, THE PERSON MUST BE FINED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND IMPRISONED FOR UP TO NINETY DAYS OR CONFINED TO THE PERSON'S PLACE OF RESIDENCE PURSUANT TO THE HOME DETENTION ACT FOR UP TO NINETY DAYS.
(Read the first time--January 8, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Judiciary--February 6, 2013)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 151 (Word version)--Senator Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-2080 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO

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QUALIFICATIONS FOR A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, TO ESTABLISH THE INTRASTATE VISION WAIVER PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS MAY OBTAIN A WAIVER FROM THE SIGHT REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE WAIVER'S ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE WAIVER, THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A WAIVER MAY GRANTED, AND THE PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING A WAIVER.
(Read the first time--January 8, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--February 6, 2013)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 297 (Word version)--Senators Grooms and Campbell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-222 TO EXPAND VISION STANDARDS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS TO ALLOW CERTAIN PERSONS WHO WEAR BIOPTIC TELESCOPIC LENSES FOR VISION ASSISTANCE TO OBTAIN A DRIVER'S LICENSE.
(Read the first time--January 24, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--February 6, 2013)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 354 (Word version)--Transportation Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, RELATING TO SIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR PETITIONS TO CLOSE ROAD, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4311, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
(Without reference--February 6, 2013)

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

S. 251 (Word version)--Senators Scott, Massey, Alexander, Allen, Bennett, Bright, Bryant, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Coleman,

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Corbin, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Fair, Ford, Gregory, Grooms, Hayes, Hembree, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Leatherman, Lourie, Malloy, L. Martin, S. Martin, Matthews, McElveen, McGill, Nicholson, O'Dell, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Setzler, Shealy, Sheheen, Thurmond, Turner, Verdin, Williams and Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF PLEASANT LANE ROAD IN EDGEFIELD COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 25 TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 378 "MAMIE J. REARDEN HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "MAMIE J. REARDEN HIGHWAY".
(Introduced--January 16, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--February 6, 2013)
(Favorable)

S. 324 (Word version)--Senator L. Martin: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE OVER HIGHWAY 123 AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 123 AND ROAD 37-18 AS THE SAMUEL MAVERICK BRIDGE AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THE BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "SAMUEL MAVERICK BRIDGE".
(Introduced--January 31, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Transportation--February 6, 2013)
(Favorable)



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