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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:
God of grace and God of glory, grant us the wisdom and the determination to live and labor according to Your purpose. Show us more clearly how to be good stewards of the bounty with which we have been blessed. May the things that are seen be guided and upheld by the Unseen and Eternal. Let Your blessings rest upon all who labor in this place. Deepen our resolve "to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God". Store our minds with Your truths, our hearts with Your compassion, that we may be calm in crisis, strong under stress, triumphant in temptation - ever guided by Your Word that never fails.
We pray in the Name of our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
The following Bills and Joint Resolution 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. 608 -- Senator Long: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 114 OF 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE HORRY COUNTY HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE AUTHORIZED TAX LEVY FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST OF CERTAIN GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE COUNTY ISSUED FOR THE AUTHORIZED PURPOSES OF THE COMMISSION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF ANY SURPLUS REMAINING AFTER PAYMENT OF THIS DEBT SERVICE.
S. 512 -- Senators Bryan, Thomas E. Smith, Jr., Hayes and Peeler: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT APPROPRIATIONS IN SECTION 4 OF PART I OF ACT 540 OF 1986, THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, FOR COMMITMENTS, ADMISSIONS, AND DISCHARGES TO MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES BE EXPENDED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 52 OF TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE.
S. 329 -- Senator Dennis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT A WATER CONTROL STRUCTURE ON BIGGIN CREEK IN THE OLD SANTEE STATE PARK IN BERKELEY COUNTY.
The following Bills and Joint Resolution were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate.
H. 2333 -- Rep. Helmly: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AMEND SECTION 40, PART I OF ACT 540 OF 1986, THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, BY DELETING PROVISOS RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF FUNDS FROM THE SETTLEMENT OF THE NURSING HOME LAWSUIT AND AUTHORITY TO CARRY OVER UNSPENT MEDICAID FUNDS TO DEVELOP A HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION PILOT PROJECT AND TO PROVIDE THAT STATE FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE AS A RESULT OF THE DELETIONS MUST BE USED TO REDUCE THE CURRENT MEDICAID DEFICIT.
H. 2490 -- Reps. Sheheen and Wilkins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 16-3-240, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MEMBERS OF A MOB GUILTY AS PRINCIPALS; 16-11-820, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL USE OF CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE; 16-13-120 AND 16-13-130, RELATING TO SHOPLIFTING; 16-13-220, RELATING TO EMBEZZLEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS; 16-14-90, RELATING TO FRAUDULENT ACQUISITION OF TRANSPORTATION TICKETS OBTAINED AT A DISCOUNT; 16-15-300, RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION OF OBSCENE MATERIALS TO THE PUBLIC; 16-17-230, RELATING TO DESECRATION OR MUTILATION OF FEDERAL AND STATE FLAGS; AND 56-5-2950, RELATING TO IMPLIED CONSENT TO TAKE A CHEMICAL TEST TO DETERMINE THE ALCOHOLIC CONTENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S BLOOD, SO AS TO CHANGE CERTAIN REFERENCES TO "PRESUMPTIONS", "REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTIONS", AND "CONCLUSIVE PRESUMPTIONS" TO A "PERMISSIVE INFERENCE" REFERENCE IN ORDER TO BRING THESE SECTIONS IN CONFORMITY WITH EXISTING CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, AND TO FURTHER REVISE THESE SECTIONS IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THE ABOVE.
H. 2374 -- Reps. Gregory, White and Short: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-20-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TERMINATION DATES FOR THE PROGRAMS AND FUNCTIONS OF CERTAIN STATE AGENCIES, BOARDS, DEPARTMENTS, AND COMMISSIONS, SO AS TO REVISE THESE DATES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 1-20-60, RELATING TO THE METHOD BY WHICH A STATE AGENCY SCHEDULED FOR TERMINATION MAY BE REAUTHORIZED, SO AS TO INCREASE FROM SIX TO TEN YEARS THE MAXIMUM PERIOD FOR WHICH AN AGENCY MAY BE REAUTHORIZED AND TO PROVIDE THAT REAUTHORIZATION IS EFFECTIVE ONLY UPON ENACTMENT OF A JOINT RESOLUTION.
At 10:25 A.M. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday.
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