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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:
Almighty and merciful God Whose presence is with us in the newness of the morning and in the weariness of the evening, we thank You for the constancy of Your nearness - not to condemn us, but help us all along the way. Keep us aware of Your ever available wisdom and of Your never failing strength of support. Guide us by the light of Your Word that our work may be well done for the welfare of Your people. When the road is rough and the going tough, give us the confidence to know that You are "a very present help in trouble".
Keep us faithful to You even as You are faithful to us. Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
The following Joint Resolution was taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate.
H. 3561 -- Reps. Helmly, Snow, Williams and Rhoad: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO INCREASE THE LIMIT ON THE TAKING OF BLUEBACK HERRING AND GIZZARD SHAD IN 1986 ONLY IN LAKE MOULTRIE AND THE TAILRACE CANAL.
The following Bill was taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments.
S. 459 -- Senators Horace C. Smith, Mitchell, Theodore, J. Verne Smith, Drummond, Newman, Doar, Waddell, Land, Nell Smith and Long: A BILL TO ENACT "THE OMNIBUS CRIMINAL JUSTICE IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1985" WHICH INCLUDES PROVISIONS TO AMEND CHAPTER 25 OF TITLE 17, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO JUDGMENT AND EXECUTION, BY ADDING ARTICLE 2 SO AS TO CREATE A COMMUNITY PENALTIES PROGRAM AND PROVIDE FOR GRANT FUNDING THROUGH THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR; TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 25 OF TITLE 17, RELATING TO CRIMINAL JUDGMENT AND EXECUTION, BY ADDING SECTION 17-25-115 SO AS TO EMPOWER JUDGES SITTING IN GENERAL SESSIONS TO ORDER RESTITUTION AS A CONDITION OF PAROLE; TO AMEND TITLE 2, RELATING TO STATE GOVERNMENT BY ADDING CHAPTER 48 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN COST OF COURT FEES TO BE ASSESSED IN CRIMINAL CASES AND PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THESE ASSESSMENTS FOR PRISONER INCARCERATION PURPOSES; TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 3 OF TITLE 24, RELATING TO THE STATE PRISON SYSTEM, BY ADDING SECTION 24-3-31 TO AUTHORIZE THE PAYMENT OF GENERAL REVENUE FUNDS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AS A SUBSIDY FOR INCREASES IN LOCAL INMATE POPULATIONS AND TO PROVIDE FOR SUBSIDY PAYMENTS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO MAINTAIN A DESIGNATED FACILITIES PROGRAM; TO AMEND CHAPTER 13 OF TITLE 24, RELATING TO PRISONERS, BY ADDING ARTICLE 11 SO AS TO ESTABLISH VOLUNTARY PROGRAMS FOR WORK/PUNISHMENT OF INMATES CONFINED TO LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; TO AMEND ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 1 OF TITLE 42, RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION, BY ADDING SECTION 42-1-505 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PERSONS CONVICTED OF CRIME PARTICIPATING IN PUBLIC SERVICE AND COMMUNITY WORK PROGRAMS MAY BE COVERED UNDER WORKERS' COMPENSATION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; TO AMEND ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 5 OF TITLE 22, RELATING TO MAGISTRATES' POWERS AND DUTIES IN CRIMINAL MATTERS, BY ADDING SECTION 22-5-580 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A PRETRIAL CLASSIFICATION PROGRAM TO ASSIST MAGISTRATES WITH THE BAIL SETTING DECISIONS; TO AMEND CHAPTER 1 OF TITLE 23, RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-225 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN SUBSIDY PAYMENTS TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FOR CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS; TO AMEND SECTION 24-21-80, RELATING TO PROBATIONERS AND PAROLEES SO AS TO REQUIRE A WEEKLY SUPERVISORY FEE TO BE PAID BY OFFENDERS UNDER CERTAIN SUPERVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PAROLE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 2-7-72, RELATING TO FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN BILLS OR RESOLUTIONS AFFECTING CRIMES, OFFENSES, OR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM TO HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENT CONTAINING SPECIFIED INFORMATION; TO AMEND ACT 418 OF 1984, RELATING TO VICTIMS AND WITNESSES SO AS TO AUTHORIZE GARNISHMENT OF WAGES OR THE PLACING OF CIVIL LIENS ON PROPERTY TO ENFORCE ORDERS OF RESTITUTION; TO AMEND SECTION 24-3-40, RELATING TO PRISONERS SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WITHHOLDING FROM THE WAGES OF PRISONERS WORKING AT PAID EMPLOYMENT IN THE COMMUNITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPORTING VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS; TO AMEND SECTION 24-3-30, RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SO AS TO REVISE THE SENTENCES OF IMPRISONMENT WHICH MUST BE SERVED AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, AND PROVIDE THAT EACH COUNTY MUST MAINTAIN A FACILITY SUITABLE FOR CONFINEMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 24-21-13, RELATING TO PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE PAROLE AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS BOARD TO DEVELOP POLICIES FOR PUBLIC SERVICE WORK PROGRAMS FOR CERTAIN OFFENDERS; TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 23 OF TITLE 24, RELATING TO SENTENCING AND PROBATION PROCEDURES BY ADDING SECTION 24-23-115; TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-1350, RELATING TO FAMILY COURTS SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FAMILY COURT JUDGES ARE EMPOWERED TO UTILIZE CERTAIN UNPAID PUBLIC SERVICE WORK AS A PUNISHMENT FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT; TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-210, RELATING TO CREDIT GIVEN CONVICTS FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR CREDIT TO BE GIVEN TO PRISONERS INCARCERATED AT THE LOCAL LEVEL; TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-230, RELATING TO PRISONERS SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT INMATES SERVING SENTENCES IN LOCAL DETENTION FACILITIES SHALL EARN CREDITS AGAINST SENTENCE FOR PRODUCTIVE DUTY ASSIGNMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-270, RELATING TO PRISONERS SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND LOCAL OFFICIALS MAY PERMIT THE RELEASE OF PRISONERS ON THE FIRST AND FIFTEENTH DAYS OF THE MONTH IN WHICH THEIR SENTENCES EXPIRE; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 17-25-90 RELATING TO THE REQUIRED PLACE TO SERVE CERTAIN SENTENCES; TO PROVIDE FOR A REVIEW OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS ACT BY THE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD PRIOR TO STATE FISCAL YEAR 1990-91.
At 10:15 A.M. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, March 4.
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