SENATE TO MEET AT 2:00 P.M. TODAY

NO. 21

CALENDAR

OF THE

SENATE

OF THE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013


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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

JOINT ASSEMBLIES

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Noon:
H. 3337 (Word version)--Reps. Delleney, Bannister, Cole, Clemmons, Horne, McCoy and Weeks: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO INVITE THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT, THE HONORABLE JEAN HOEFER TOAL, TO ADDRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION ON THE STATE OF THE JUDICIARY AT 12:00 NOON ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013.
(Adopted--February 12, 2013)

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)

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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)

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)

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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)

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)

UNCONTESTED LOCAL

SECOND READING BILLS

S. 358 (Word version)--Senator Pinckney: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 601 OF 1971, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE JASPER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AS THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE JASPER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE YEAR 2013, THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION RATHER THAN THE COUNTY COUNCIL SHALL IMPOSE THE TAX LEVY NECESSARY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PROCEDURES FOR AND LIMITATIONS ON THIS SCHOOL TAX LEVY.
(Without reference--February 7, 2013)

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S. 368 (Word version)--Senator Coleman: A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY BOARD OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, TO DEFINE THE BOARD'S TERMS, POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES, AND TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF APPOINTING AND REMOVING THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICER.
(Without reference--February 12, 2013)

MOTION PERIOD

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)

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STATEWIDE THIRD READING BILLS

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 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

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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 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

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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)
(Committee Amendment Adopted--February 12, 2013)
(Amended--February 12, 2013)
(Read the second time--February 12, 2013)
(Ayes 36 Nays 0--February 12, 2013)

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)
(Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted--February 12, 2013)
(Read the second time--February 12, 2013)
(Ayes 40 Nays 0--February 12, 2013)

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)
(Read the second time--February 12, 2013)
(Ayes 42 Nays 0--February 12, 2013)

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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. 151 (Word version)--Senator Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-2080 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO 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. 7 (Word version)--Senators Courson, McGill, Williams, Sheheen, Johnson, Hayes and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SEVERAL SECTIONS OF TITLE 12 TO PROVIDE FOR THE AUTHORITY OF CERTAIN COUNTY TAX OFFICIALS,

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CERTAIN COUNTY TAX POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, TO PROVIDE COMFORMING SECTIONS, AND TO REPEAL 12-37-850, 12-37-2735, 12-45-10, 12-59-30, AND 12- 59-110. (ABBREVIATED TITLE)
(Read the first time--January 8, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 7, 2013)
(Favorable)

S. 12 (Word version)--Senators O'Dell and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-10-108 SO AS TO PROVIDE A CLIENT COMPANY THAT CONTRACTS WITH A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE EMPLOYER AND IS ASSIGNED EMPLOYEES UNDER THAT CONTRACT, IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE JOB DEVELOPMENT CREDIT, TO SPECIFY THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE JOB DEVELOPMENT CREDIT MAY BE CLAIMED, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE CLIENT COMPANY MAY CLAIM THE CREDIT AND THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SHALL ADMINISTER THE CREDIT WITH RESPECT TO A CLIENT COMPANY; AND BY ADDING SECTION 40-68-145 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING AN INCENTIVE OR BUSINESS PREFERENCE PROGRAM BASED ON EMPLOYMENT, AN ASSIGNED EMPLOYEE IS CONSIDERED AN EMPLOYEE OF THE CLIENT COMPANY.
(Read the first time--January 8, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 7, 2013)
(Favorable)

S. 15 (Word version)--Senators Grooms, Campsen and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ENACTING THE "TAXPAYER FAIRNESS ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 12-4-397 TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE MUST INTERPRET TAX STATUTES OF THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE THAT TERMS IN THE TAX STATUTES OF THIS STATE MAY NOT BE GIVEN BROADER MEANING THAN INTENDED BY POLICY DOCUMENTS AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, TO PROVIDE THAT AMBIGUITY IN TAX STATUTES MUST BE RESOLVED

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IN FAVOR OF THE TAXPAYER, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO REPORT AMBIGUITIES TO CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO DEFINE "TAX STATUTES OF THIS STATE".
(Read the first time--January 8, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 7, 2013)
(Favorable)

S. 118 (Word version)--Senators Hayes and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2725, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CANCELLATION OF A LICENSE PLATE AND REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE WHEN A VEHICLE OWNER MOVES OUT OF STATE AND THE PRORATED PROPERTY TAX REFUND DUE ON THAT CANCELLATION, SO AS TO ALLOW THE APPROPRIATE RECEIPT ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ACTUAL LICENSE PLATE AND CERTIFICATE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-220, RELATING TO THE DISCOVERY OF UNTAXED PROPERTY FOR PURPOSES OF PROPERTY TAXES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DUTIES OF THE ASSESSOR WITH RESPECT TO THIS PROPERTY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-54-85, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TIME LIMITS APPLICABLE FOR ASSESSING DELINQUENT TAXES, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING AMENDMENT.
(Read the first time--January 8, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 7, 2013)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 125 (Word version)--Senators Alexander, O'Dell, McGill and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-140, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INSURANCE PROVIDED TO ELIGIBLE ENTITIES BY THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD THROUGH THE INSURANCE RESERVE FUND, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD IS AUTHORIZED TO OFFER INSURANCE COVERAGE TO A LOCAL COUNCIL ON AGING OR OTHER ENTITY PROVIDING COUNTYWIDE SERVICES FOR THE AGING, HOWEVER ESTABLISHED, IF THE PROVIDER

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IS FUNDED BY THE OFFICE ON AGING OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.
(Read the first time--January 8, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 7, 2013)
(Favorable)

S. 223 (Word version)--Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-108 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, 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 TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES.
(Read the first time--January 15, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--February 7, 2013)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 244 (Word version)--Senators McGill, Cleary and Campsen: A BILL TO REPEAL SECTION 50-11-940 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY OF THE BELLE W. BARUCH FOUNDATION IN GEORGETOWN COUNTY AS A BIRD AND GAME REFUGE, AND TO REPEAL SECTION 50-11-941, REQUIRING SECTION 50-11-940 TO NOT BE CONSTRUED IN CONFLICT WITH

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF BELLE W. BARUCH.
(Read the first time--January 16, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--February 7, 2013)
(Favorable)

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S. 261 (Word version)--Senators Leatherman, Setzler and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE TO STATE INCOME TAX LAWS, SO AS TO UPDATE THE REFERENCE TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE TO JANUARY 2, 2013, AND TO DELETE AN INAPPLICABLE SUBITEM.
(Read the first time--January 17, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 7, 2013)
(Favorable)
(Senator Leatherman desires to be present.)

S. 262 (Word version)--Senators Leatherman, Setzler and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 44 TO TITLE 11 SO AS TO ENACT THE "HIGH GROWTH SMALL BUSINESS JOB CREATION ACT OF 2013" BY PROVIDING FOR STATE NONREFUNDABLE INCOME TAX CREDITS FOR QUALIFIED INVESTMENTS IN BUSINESSES MEETING CERTAIN CRITERIA AND PRIMARILY ENGAGED IN MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING, WAREHOUSING, WHOLESALING, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OR OTHER NONPROHIBITED SERVICES, TO ESTABLISH THE CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR THE CREDIT, AND TO MAKE THE CREDIT TRANSFERABLE.
(Read the first time--January 17, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 7, 2013)
(Favorable with amendments)

S. 304 (Word version)--Senators Shealy, Cromer and Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 50-13-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING GENERAL RESTRICTIONS ON FRESHWATER FISHING, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE AND TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM 'BAIT FISH'; TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE LAWFUL POSSESSION OF FISH, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE TO THE PROVISION RELATING

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TO THE POSSESSION OF A GAME FISH; TO AMEND SECTIONS 50-13-200, 50-13-210, 50-13-250, 50-13-260, AND 50-13-270, ALL AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF FRESHWATER GAME FISH, SO AS TO REVISE THE AGE OF PERSONS IN A BOAT THAT MAY USE AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF FISHING DEVICES, TO REVISE THE NUMBER OF TROUT THAT MAY BE TAKEN ON THE LOWER REACH OF THE SALUDA RIVER, TO PROVIDE THE LEGAL LENGTH OF SMALLMOUTH BASS THAT MAY BE TAKEN FROM CERTAIN LAKES, RIVERS, AND RESERVOIRS ALONG THE STATE'S WESTERN REGION, AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-620, 50-13-625, AND 50-13-635, ALL AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF NONGAME FISH, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A COMMERCIAL TROTLINE WHICH USES FIFTY OR FEWER HOOKS MUST BE MARKED AT INTERVALS OF TWENTY-FIVE HOOKS, TO REVISE THE AGE OF PERSONS IN A BOAT THAT MAY USE AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF FISHING DEVICES, AND TO REVISE THE NUMBER OF SET HOOKS A RECREATIONAL FISHERMAN MAY USE.
(Read the first time--January 29, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--February 7, 2013)
(Favorable)

S. 305 (Word version)--Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-1-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES OF THE STATE'S BODIES OF WATERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES OF SAINT HELENA SOUND; TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-15, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "TOTAL LENGTH"; TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-40, RELATING TO THE UNAUTHORIZED TAGGING OR MARKING AND RELEASING OF SALTWATER FISH, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-375, RELATING TO SEAFOOD DEALERS' RECORDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION APPLIES TO EVERY WHOLESALE SEAFOOD DEALER; TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-545, RELATING TO

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COMMERCIAL CRAB TRAPS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION APPLIES TO TRAPS USED FOR TAKING BLUE CRABS; TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-550, RELATING TO TRAPS ATTACHED TO A BUOY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN MINNOW TRAP FLOATS DO NOT HAVE TO BE MARKED WITH THE OPERATOR'S BAIT DEALER LICENSE NUMBER; TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-705, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TRAWLING ZONES, SO AS TO REVISE THE BOUNDARIES OF CERTAIN TRAWLING ZONES; TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-1330, RELATING TO THE TAKING OF HORSESHOE CRABS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERMIT IS NOT REQUIRED TO POSSESS A CAST OFF OR MOLTED SHELL OF A HORSESHOE CRAB, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES MAY GRANT PERMITS TO CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS AND PERSONS TO POSSESS AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF HORSESHOE CRABS OR THEIR PARTS; TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-1335, RELATING TO THE USE OF BLUE CRAB TRAPS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO SET A TRAP USED FOR TAKING BLUE CRAB FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES WITHIN CERTAIN WATERS WITHIN THIS STATE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 50-5-1705, AND 50-5-1710, BOTH AS AMENDED, RELATING TO LAWFUL SIZE AND CATCH LIMITS FOR CERTAIN FISH, SO AS PROVIDE THAT THE LIMITS ESTABLISHED IN ARTICLE 17, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 50 APPLY TO ALL STATE WATERS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 50-5-1340, RELATING TO COMMERCIAL USE OF CRAB POTS IN LITTLE CHECHESSEE CREEK IN BEAUFORT COUNTY.
(Read the first time--January 29, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--February 7, 2013)
(Favorable)

S. 306 (Word version)--Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-1-130 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES CONTAINED IN TITLE 50, TO REVISE THE PENALTIES FOR THESE OFFENSES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT MAGISTRATE'S COURT HAS BOTH ORIGINAL AND

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CONCURRENT JURISDICTION OVER MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES.
(Read the first time--January 29, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry--February 7, 2013)
(Favorable)

H. 3180 (Word version)--Reps. Pope and V.S. Moss: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF CLOVER NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY IN CLOVER, SOUTH CAROLINA, TO THE TOWN OF CLOVER.
(Read the first time--January 24, 2013)
(Reported by Committee on Finance--February 7, 2013)
(Favorable)

SENATE RESOLUTION

S. 325 (Word version)--Senators Cleary and Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO COMMEND AND SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIZATION EFFORTS OF TAIWAN AND THE NATION'S MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION, AND THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE, AS WELL AS OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.
(Introduced--January 31, 2013)
(Polled by General Committee--February 7, 2013)
(Favorable)

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

H. 3203 (Word version)--Rep. Whitmire: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR SOUTH CAROLINA'S PURPLE HEART RECIPIENTS AND TO DECLARE THE

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA A PURPLE HEART STATE.
(Introduced--January 9, 2013)
(Polled by General Committee--February 12, 2013)
(Favorable)


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