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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:
We thank You, Heavenly Father, for Your promise never to leave or forsake us. We are also grateful for friends and colleagues that surround us to help along life's way. We thank You for those who give guidance, counsel and a good example. We thank You for moments of success which inspire new endeavors and even for times of failure that keep us humble and remind us of our much need of Your help. May we never shirk our duty or leave to others that which we should do. May our every doing be such as to bring a blessing to others and a contentment to ourselves.
Hear this, our morning prayer, made in Your Holy Name. Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
The following Bill was taken up, read the second time, and ordered to a third reading:
H. 3752 -- Reps. R. Brown and McLeod: A BILL TO CREATE A REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION FOR MARION COUNTY AND TO ABOLISH THE OFFICE OF COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION AND THE REGISTRATION BOARD OF MARION COUNTY AND DEVOLVE THEIR POWERS AND DUTIES UPON THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION.
The following Bill was taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments.
S. 1192 -- Senators Nell W. Smith and J. Verne Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-9-320, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS OF AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A BEER OR WINE PERMIT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL COMMISSION MAY CONSIDER GEOGRAPHIC DISTANCE TO RESIDENCES, SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, BUSINESSES, OR OTHER PLACES OR LOCATIONS, AND MAY DENY A PERMIT BASED ON DISTANCE ONLY.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate.
H. 3427 -- Reps. Sheheen, Mangum, Gordon, Kirsh, Wilkins, White and Gregory: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 40-1-190, 40-1-200, 40-1-240, AND 40-1-560, ALL AS AMENDED, AND 40-1-50, 40-1-150, 40-1-180, 40-1-250, 40-1-360, 40-1-510, 40-1-520, 40-1-530, AND 40-1-550, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS, PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS, AND ACCOUNTING PRACTITIONERS, SO AS TO CHANGE REFERENCES FROM CORPORATION TO PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION; PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY COLLECT FEES AND DEPOSIT THE FEES IN THE GENERAL FUND OF THE STATE; PROVIDE THAT AN APPLICANT FOR EXAMINATION MUST DEMONSTRATE THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE A HISTORY OF DISHONEST OR FELONIOUS ACTS AND THAT HE HAS A BACCALAUREATE DEGREE AND A MINIMUM OF TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OR THE EQUIVALENT IN ACCOUNTING AND PROVIDE FOR A WAIVER OF EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT WHO IS PRACTICING ON JULY 1, 1965; PROVIDE THAT THE DATES SET IN A NEWSPAPER FOR THE EXAMINATION TO PRACTICE AS A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT MUST APPEAR IN THE NEWSPAPER BY SEPTEMBER FIRST FOR THE NOVEMBER EXAMINATION AND BY MARCH FIRST FOR THE MAY EXAMINATION AND THE APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ON THESE DATES AND TO INCREASE THE INITIAL EXAMINATION FEE FOR A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT FROM ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS AND THE FEE FOR REEXAMINATION FROM FORTY DOLLARS TO EIGHTY DOLLARS; PROVIDE THAT THE FEE FOR A CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION AS A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT IS FIXED BY THE BOARD INSTEAD OF TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS; PROVIDE THAT THE WAIVER OF EXAMINATION FOR A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT DOES NOT APPLY TO A PERSON WHO HOLDS A CERTIFICATE OR DEGREE OF A FOREIGN COUNTRY; PROVIDE THAT THE FEE FOR NONRESIDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT IS FIXED BY THE BOARD INSTEAD OF THIRTY-EIGHT DOLLARS; TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION BY STRIKING COURT AND INSERTING COURSE; REMOVE THE GRANDFATHER PROVISIONS FOR ACCOUNTING PRACTITIONERS WHO ARE LICENSED TO PRACTICE AS OF JUNE 11, 1969, OR JULY 1, 1970, RESPECTIVELY, AND TO STRIKE A SIMILAR PROVISION FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES; PROVIDE THAT DEFAULT IN PAYMENT OF THE LICENSE FEE BY AN ACCOUNTING PRACTITIONER SHALL RESULT IN REVOCATION OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OR LICENSE; REAUTHORIZE THE EXISTENCE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 40-1-260 RELATING TO PERSONS ENTITLED TO REGISTRATION AS A PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT UNTIL JANUARY 1, 1972.
H. 3743 -- Reps. Holt, Foxworth, J. Bradley, Washington and D. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-17-1066, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE USE OF GILL NETS IN A PORTION OF GAME ZONE NO. 6, SO AS TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE AREA.
The following Bill was read the third time, passed and, having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for Ratification.
S. 344 -- Senators Lee, Land and Courson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-5-4030, 56-5-4070, AND 56-5-4140, ALL AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LENGTHS AND WIDTHS OF VEHICLES AND COMBINATIONS OF VEHICLES, SO AS TO ALLOW VEHICLE WIDTHS OF 102 INCHES ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS AND OTHER ROADS TO BE DESIGNATED, TO PERMIT AND REGULATE THE USE OF TWO AND THREE UNIT COMBINATIONS OF VEHICLES ON THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM AND OTHER ROADS TO BE DESIGNATED, AND TO INCLUDE THE FEDERAL BRIDGE FORMULA FOR ALLOWABLE VEHICLE WEIGHTS ON THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM; AND TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-4075 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION.
At 10:25 A.M. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, April 8.
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