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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:
O Lord, our Maker and Sustainer, bless all who labor here with pure hearts, clear minds, sound judgment and a steadfast dedication to the best. We thank You for human dignity, for our free society, and for abiding spiritual values. Make us receptive, we pray, to all the light and wisdom which You impart to all who claim Your leadership. May the noble impulses of our Founding Father arise anew within us that our Country may remain "one Nation under God".
In the Name of our blessed Redeemer we offer our prayer in praise and in thankfulness. Amen.
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. 2564 -- Reps. Sheheen, Gordon, Gregory, Mangum and White: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 1, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT, BY ADDING CHAPTER 18, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR DEFINITIONS OF CERTAIN TERMS IN THE CHAPTER; FOR THE STATE REORGANIZATION COMMISSION TO REVIEW THE REGULATION OF CERTAIN OCCUPATIONS; FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS TO BE HELD AS TO WHETHER THE OCCUPATION SHOULD BE REGULATED AND FOR THE COMMISSION TO CONSIDER PROPOSALS FOR REGULATION; FOR WAIVING OF THE HEARING BY TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE TO WHICH A BILL REGULATING AN OCCUPATION IS REFERRED; FOR NOTICE OF THE HEARING TO THE PUBLIC AND OTHERS AFFECTED BY REGULATION; FOR FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMISSION IN EVALUATING WHETHER AN OCCUPATION SHOULD BE REGULATED; FOR THE VARIOUS DEGREES OF REGULATION TO BE CONSIDERED IF THE COMMISSION DETERMINES THAT EXISTING REMEDIES DO NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, OR WELFARE; AND FOR THE COMMISSION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS IN WRITING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AS TO HOW THE OCCUPATIONS SHOULD BE REGULATED.
H. 3762 -- Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 47, TITLE 40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PHYSICIANS, SURGEONS, AND OSTEOPATHS, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF RESPIRATORY CARE, TO CREATE THE RESPIRATORY CARE COMMITTEE AND PROVIDE ITS RESPONSIBILITIES, TO PROVIDE FEES, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
H. 3704 -- Rep. Cooper: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-25-150, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RENEWAL OF HEARING AID DEALERS AND FITTERS' LICENSES AND THE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN A LICENSE, SO AS TO REVISE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE COMMISSION OF HEARING AID DEALERS AND FITTERS APPROVES CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAINING PROGRAMS.
H. 3717 -- Reps. M.D. Burriss and T. Rogers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-700, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL TATTOOING, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS NOT UNLAWFUL FOR A LICENSED PHYSICIAN OR SURGEON TO TATTOO PART OF A PATIENT'S BODY IF IN HIS MEDICAL OPINION IT IS NECESSARY WHEN PERFORMING COSMETIC OR RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY.
H. 3436 -- Reps. McLeod, McEachin and Beasley: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-160 SO AS TO REGULATE THE CHOOSING OF PARTICIPANTS IN PUBLIC HUNTS ON STATE OWNED OR CONTROLLED PROPERTY.
H. 3512 -- Reps. Altman, Snow and Pearce: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-17-890, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LICENSING OF WHOLESALE SHELLFISH DEALERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL PENALTY WHICH REQUIRES ANY PERSON WHO REFUSES TO MAKE OPEN AND AVAILABLE ACCURATE RECORDS, BOOKS, OR ACCOUNTS, REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OR DIVISION OF MARINE RESOURCES PERSONNEL, GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR AND UPON CONVICTION SHALL HAVE HIS LICENSE OR PERMIT, OR BOTH, SUSPENDED FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY DAYS FROM THE DATE OF CONVICTION.
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. 542 -- Senator Waddell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-1935, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FEES FOR STOCKING OF FISH IN PRIVATE NONNAVIGABLE WATERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE FEES MUST BE USED FOR THE CHERAW FISH HATCHERY PRIVATE POND FISH STOCKING PROGRAMS.
S. 994 -- Fish, Game and Forestry Committee: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-21-150, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF WATERCRAFT, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM FINE PENALTY FROM ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS.
S. 997 -- Fish, Game and Forestry Committee: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-21-170 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CHANGES IN FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATIONS RELATING TO BOATING MUST AUTOMATICALLY AND IMMEDIATELY BE REFLECTED IN REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE AND MARINE RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AND THE CHANGES MUST BE PUBLISHED IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE STATE REGISTER.
S. 1044 -- Fish, Game and Forestry Committee: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-21-148 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE OBSTRUCTION OF WHARFS, DOCKS, PIERS, BOAT RAMPS, AND ACCESS TO THEM; TO PROVIDE FOR THE REMOVAL OF VEHICLES, VESSELS, OR OTHER OBSTRUCTING OBJECTS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE ERECTION OF SIGNS ADVERTISING THE PROHIBITION; AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
S. 1055 -- Senators Ravenel, Applegate, Fielding, McConnell and McLeod: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-2775 SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE LANDS AND WATERS IN CHARLESTON HARBOR AND ITS ADJACENT ESTUARINE SYSTEM IN CHARLESTON COUNTY A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY.
At 10:30 A.M. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon Tuesday, April 15.
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