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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 from Whom comes wisdom and strength, grant these gifts to us as we go into the waiting duties of this day. May moral virtues and spiritual values reign supreme in our lives. Give to us an abundant measure of courage, faith and vision. Save us from littleness at a time that demands greatness, from pettiness when high principles are needed, from narrow views in a period that cries out for wide concerns.
Help us to be true to the best and responsive to the challenge to accomplish it. To this end we commit ourselves this day.
In the Name of our Saviour we pray. Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
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. 957 -- Senator Drummond: A BILL TO REPEAL ARTICLE 17 OF CHAPTER 13 OF TITLE 51 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO HERITAGE WORLD EXPO AUTHORITY.
S. 786 -- Senators E. Patterson, Theodore and N.W. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-690, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CONFIDENTIALITY OF REPORTS AND RECORDS OF CHILD WELFARE AGENCIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION COLLECTED IN PROTECTING ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN IS CONFIDENTIAL AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE REPORTS AND THE INFORMATION COLLECTED TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE OMBUDSMAN OF THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR.
S. 787 -- Senators E. Patterson, Theodore and N.W. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-670, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE AND NEGLECT INVESTIGATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE DEPARTMENT FROM INVESTIGATING ANY ALLEGATION OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT WHERE THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CHILD'S WELFARE IS AN EMPLOYEE OF A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HEALTH FACILITY, INSTITUTION, OR AGENCY LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OR OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND TO PROVIDE FOR THESE ALLEGATIONS TO BE INVESTIGATED BY THE OMBUDSMAN OF THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR.
The following Bill and Joint Resolution were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate.
H. 3239 -- Rep. P. Harris: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 43-30-20, 43-30-50, 43-30-60, AND 43-30-70, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CLIENT-PATIENT PROTECTION ACT, SO AS TO CHANGE THE REFERENCE TO NURSING HOME OMBUDSMAN TO OMBUDSMAN AND TO CHANGE OBSOLETE REFERENCES.
H. 3604 -- Reps. Schwartz and Sheheen: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ADOPT REVISED CODE VOLUMES 1, 4, AND 14 AND NEW VOLUMES 1A, 4A, AND 14A OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO THE EXTENT OF THEIR CONTENTS, AS THE ONLY GENERAL PERMANENT STATUTORY LAW OF THE STATE.
The following Bill was taken up, read the second time, and ordered to a third reading:
H. 3612 -- Reps. Dangerfield, Sheheen, Toal, Hearn and L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 42-15-55 TO ALLOW A JUDGE OF PROBATE, CLERK OF COURT, MASTER, CIRCUIT JUDGE, OR A MEMBER OF THE INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION TO APPOINT A GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR A MINOR OR MENTALLY INCOMPETENT PERSON WHO IS A PARTY IN A PROCEEDING BEFORE THE INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION.
At 10:15 A.M. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, March 10.
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