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The House assembled at 10:00 A.M.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by the Chaplain of the House of Representatives, the Rev. Dr. Alton C. Clark as follows:
Eternal God and Father, Whose goodness never ceases and Whose blessings know no end, look with favor upon our efforts as we seek to serve You and our fellowmen. We do not pray for easy lives, but that we may be stronger persons. We do not pray for tasks equal to our strength, but for strength equal to our tasks. We do not pray for easy solutions to complex problems, but rather that You would show us the next step. So help us to do the work at hand with courage and with wisdom that at the end of each day we may hear from our God: "Well done, good and faithful servant".
We pray in the Name of Him Whose teachings inspire to our best.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate.
H. 2958 -- Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 40-15-70, 40-15-110, 40-15-130, 40-15-140, AS AMENDED, 40-15-170, 40-15-190, 40-15-200, AS AMENDED, 40-15-210, 40-15-250, 40-15-300, AND 40-15-320, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DENTISTS, DENTAL HYGIENISTS, AND DENTAL TECHNICIANS, SO AS TO TO CHANGE THE REFERENCE TO COUNCIL ON DENTAL EDUCATION OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION TO THE COMMISSION ON DENTAL ACCREDITATION, TO ALSO DEFINE THE PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY TO INCLUDE ANYONE WHO OWNS OR LEASES AN ESTABLISHMENT OF ANY KIND IN WHICH DENTAL SERVICES ARE PERFORMED; TO PERMIT DENTAL ASSISTANTS AND HYGIENISTS TO TAKE IMPRESSIONS UNDER SUPERVISION OF A DENTIST; TO PERMIT DENTISTS AND DENTAL SPECIALISTS TO ADVERTISE, REQUIRE DENTISTS PRACTICING UNDER A TRADE NAME OR AS AN EMPLOYEE OF A DENTIST OR OF A PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION TO DISPLAY HIS NAME AND PLACE OF PRACTICE AT THE ENTRANCE WHERE PRACTICE IS CONDUCTED AND TO WEAR A NAME TAG; TO REQUIRE APPLICANTS FOR LICENSE TO PRACTICE DENTISTRY TO PRESENT EVIDENCE OF GOOD MORAL CHARACTER AND A NONRESIDENT APPLICANT TO CERTIFY THAT HE HAS NOT VIOLATED THIS ACT AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE APPLICANT'S FEE BE FIXED BY REGULATION; TO PROVIDE THAT THE LICENSE OF A DENTIST OR DENTAL HYGIENIST WHO DOES NOT RESIDE OR PRACTICE IN THIS STATE FOR SIX SUCCESSIVE YEARS IS INACTIVE INSTEAD OF REVOKED; TO PROVIDE GROUNDS FOR REVOCATION, SUSPENSION, PROBATION, REPRIMAND, OR OTHER RESTRICTION OF THE LICENSE OF A DENTIST, DENTAL HYGIENIST, OR TECHNICIAN; TO PROVIDE FOR A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE REPRIMAND FOR VIOLATION OF THIS ACT AND PLACE THE PARTY ON PROBATION OR IMPOSE A FINE OF UP TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS; TO PROVIDE A PENALTY; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE FEE FOR THE EXAMINATION FOR LICENSING SPECIALISTS IS FIXED BY REGULATION AND EXEMPT DIPLOMATES OF A NATIONAL CERTIFYING BOARD; AND TO AMEND THE CODE BY ADDING SECTIONS 40-15-215, 40-15-390, AND 40-15-400 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FINAL ORDERS OF THE BOARD THAT THE DENTIST, DENTAL HYGIENIST, OR TECHNICIAN IS GUILTY ARE MADE PUBLIC UNLESS THE ACCUSATION IS DISMISSED, PROVIDE THAT DENTISTS MAY NOT BE DENIED MEMBERSHIP ON THE MEDICAL STAFF OF A STATE LICENSED HOSPITAL, AND PERMIT AN INSURED TO CHOOSE ANY LICENSED DENTIST TO PROVIDE DENTAL SERVICES UNDER ACCIDENT AND HEALTH CARE INSURANCE OR DENTAL PLAN.
H. 3136 -- Rep. J. Rogers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-1-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SO AS TO ADD TO THE BOARD THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE MEDICAL, MILITARY, PUBLIC AND MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE MEDICAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, OR HIS DESIGNEE.
H. 3021 -- Reps. Sheheen, Kirsh and Shelton: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 4-9-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF COUNTY COUNCILS, SO AS TO DELETE A REFERENCE TO AN EMPLOYEE DISCHARGED BY AN ELECTED OFFICIAL, AND TO ADD A SPECIFIC REFERENCE THAT AN EMPLOYEE DISCHARGED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OR DESIGNATED DEPARTMENT HEAD MUST FOLLOW THE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES AS ESTABLISHED BY COUNTY COUNCIL, BUT IF NO GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES ARE IN PLACE, TO ALLOW THE DISCHARGED EMPLOYEE TO REQUEST A HEARING BEFORE COUNTY COUNCIL.
H. 3055 -- Reps. Sheheen, Kirsh and Shelton: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 5-13-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL UNDER THE COUNCIL-MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE MAYOR SHALL PRESIDE AT MEETINGS OF COUNCIL.
H. 3056 -- Reps. Sheheen, Kirsh and Shelton: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 5-11-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE POWERS VESTED IN THE COUNCIL FORM OF GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE MAYOR SHALL PRESIDE AT MEETINGS OF COUNCIL.
H. 3097 -- Rep. Kirsh: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-11-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE FILLING OF VACANCIES LESS THAN SIX MONTHS AND MORE THAN SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION FOR COUNTY SHERIFFS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE FILLING OF VACANCIES UPON ANY SHERIFF'S INDICTMENT AND SUSPENSION AND ACQUITTAL OR CONVICTION.
H. 3388 -- Reps. Sheheen, Mangum, Gordon, Kirsh, Wilkins, White and Gregory: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-35-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS SO AS TO REMOVE THE PUBLIC MEMBER FROM THE BOARD; AND TO REAUTHORIZE THE EXISTENCE OF THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS.
The following Bills were read the third time, passed and, having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title of each be changed to that of an Act, and that they be enrolled for Ratification.
S. 828 -- Senator Bryan: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 110 OF 1981, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MAGISTRATES AND MAGISTRATES' JURY AREAS IN THE VARIOUS COUNTIES OF THE STATE, SO AS TO CONSOLIDATE THE NINE JURY AREAS IN LAURENS COUNTY INTO THREE.
S. 221 -- Senator Doar: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-17-1021, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SET AND CHANNEL NETS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIVISION OF MARINE RESOURCES OF THE WILDLIFE AND MARINE DEPARTMENT MAY EXTEND THE OPEN SEASON FOR THEIR USE BY NO MORE THAN THIRTY DAYS IN ANY YEAR.
S. 157 -- Senator E. Patterson: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1 OF CHAPTER 7 OF TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING HOSPITALS, TUBERCULOSIS CAMPS, AND HEALTH SERVICES DISTRICTS, BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-70, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE REPORTING TO THE STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS THE RESULTS OF AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES CONCERNING ACTION RESULTING IN THE REVOCATION, SUSPENSION, OR OTHER LIMITATION UPON A PHYSICIAN'S PRIVILEGES TO PRACTICE IN A HEALTH CARE FACILITY, PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS TO THE REQUIREMENT OF MAKING THE REPORT, AND PROVIDE IMMUNITY FROM CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LIABILITY UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS IN MAKING THE REPORT.
At 10:20 A.M. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, February 4.
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