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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 God, Father of all mankind, Whom to know is assurance, Whom to love is life glorified and Whom to serve is life filled to the full, come in abundant measure into our every activity and remain there always. Direct our steps, guard us from all evil and lead us to wise decisions. In our discharge of daily duties, enable us to meet each demand with confidence, difficulties with courage, doubts with so much trust in God that no darkness can diminish. Aware of Your pervading presence, we say with the Psalmist: "The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; the Lord is the Strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalm 27:1).
Hear us as we pray in the Name of Jesus. 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. 4253 -- Rep. J. Bradley: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-3025 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A BIRD SANCTUARY IN A CERTAIN PORTION OF CHARLESTON COUNTY WITHIN THE CITY OF CHARLESTON, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
H. 4257 -- Reps. Short, O. Phillips and Lewis: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 1779 OF 1972, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE CHESTER FIRE DISTRICT IN CHESTER COUNTY, SO AS TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE DISTRICT.
H. 4261 -- Reps. Kay, Townsend and Carnell: A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ABBEVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 60 TO ISSUE A GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS; TO PRESCRIBE THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE BOND MUST BE ISSUED AND THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THE PROCEEDS MUST BE EXPENDED; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE BOND.
H. 4262 -- Reps. Kay, Townsend and Carnell: A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROCEDURE TO IMPOSE AD VALOREM TAXES FOR OPERATIONAL PURPOSES FOR ABBEVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 60, SOUTH CAROLINA.
H. 4108 -- Rep. Hodges: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 77, TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEATH WITH DIGNITY ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS PERTAINING TO THE ACT, PROVIDE WHEN LIFE SUSTAINING PROCEDURES MAY BE WITHHELD OR WITHDRAWN AND CLARIFY THE PHYSICIAN'S RESPONSIBILITIES, REVISE THE FORM AND PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO EXECUTE A VALID DECLARATION OF A DESIRE FOR A NATURAL DEATH, PROVIDE NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR REVOCATION OF A DECLARATION, PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH IMMUNITY APPLIES IN RELIANCE UPON A DECLARATION, DETAIL THE DUTIES OF A PHYSICIAN AND HEALTH CARE FACILITY IF A DECLARATION IS NOT EFFECTUATED, AND REVISE THE PENALTIES FOR NONCOMPLIANCE WITH THIS ACT.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments.
S. 943 -- Senator Garrison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-26-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION CONCERNING TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT LIMITS UNDERGRADUATES MAJORING IN EDUCATION TO TAKING THE BASIC SKILLS EXAMINATION MORE THAN THREE TIMES AND TO REQUIRE THAT THE TEST BE ADMINISTERED AT LEAST TWICE YEARLY.
S. 1353 -- Senator Waddell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-17-1520, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LAWFUL AREAS FOR TRAWLING FOR SHRIMP AND PRAWN SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE AREAS DESCRIBED ARE CLOSED TO TRAWLING UNLESS THE DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND MARINE RESOURCES OPENS THEM FOR SPECIFIED PERIODS BETWEEN SEPTEMBER FIRST AND DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST OF ANY YEAR BECAUSE OF EXTRAORDINARY CONDITIONS AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH SPECIFIED CRITERIA.
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. 1169 -- Senator Waddell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-17-1580, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROVISIONS MAKING IT UNLAWFUL TO TRAWL FOR SHRIMP DURING THE CLOSED SEASON NEAR CERTAIN BEACHES OF HUNTING ISLAND AND HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SO AS ALSO TO PROHIBIT TRAWLING WITHIN ONE-QUARTER MILE OF THE SHORES OF THE OCEAN BEACHES OF FRIPP ISLAND AND TO CHANGE THE REFERENCES TO THE LOCAL INSPECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE AND MARINE RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.
At 10:15 A.M. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, May 17.
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