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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:
Our Father, where the paths of this day will lead, we do not know. But of one thing we are confident: You are ever present with us, unchangeable, and always ready to help us. We pray that we may see Your light to guide us, for strength enough to carry our responsibilities, for uncompromising courage to follow Your beckoning, for eyes to see Your way, and for wills to follow that way fearlessly. Use our lives as a tapestry of service to God and to mankind. Make this a great day because we have been with You and we have chosen that You are with us.
In the Name of Jesus we pray. 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. 4026 -Reps. Townsend, Kay, Tucker, Cooper, P. Harris and Chamblee: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 510 OF 1982, RELATING TO THE ANDERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MEMBERSHIP FROM SEVEN TO NINE PERSONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER OF ELECTION OF THE BOARD MEMBERS, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALL MEMBERS BE ELECTED COUNTYWIDE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERMS OF THE CURRENT MEMBERS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE INITIAL TERMS OF THE NEW BOARD ELECTED IN 1990.
H. 4027 -- Rep. Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 930 OF 1970, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SCHOOL TRUSTEES OF KERSHAW COUNTY, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEADLINE TIME PERIOD FOR HAVING AN AUDIT PREPARED FROM NOT MORE THAN NINETY DAYS FROM THE END OF EACH FISCAL YEAR TO DECEMBER FIRST, FOLLOWING THE END OF EACH FISCAL YEAR.
H. 3216 -- Rep. Boan: A BILL TO CREATE A HEALTH INSURANCE POOL TO INCLUDE ALL INSURERS PROVIDING HEALTH INSURANCE AND INSURANCE ARRANGEMENTS FOR HEALTH PLAN BENEFITS, TO EXEMPT THE POOL FROM TAXATION, AND TO ALLOW A TAX CREDIT FOR ANY ASSESSMENT PAID TO THE POOL BY A MEMBER INSURER, AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-770, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MANDATORY CONTINUATION AND CONVERSION PRIVILEGES OF GROUP HEALTH POLICIES, SO AS TO REVISE THESE CONTINUATION OR CONVERSION PRIVILEGES AND DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO MANDATORY CONVERSION OF GROUP HEALTH POLICIES.
H. 3932 -- Rep. Altman: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 13 SO AS TO ENACT THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE ACT.
The following Bill was taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments.
S. 575 -- Senators Horace C. Smith, Waddell, J. Verne Smith, Leatherman and Moore: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 1377 OF 1968, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SO AS TO EXPAND THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH BONDS WERE AUTHORIZED FOR THE RENOVATION OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, AIRPORT CAMPUS OF MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND AUTHORIZE CLASSROOM BUILDING RENOVATIONS ON THE BELTLINE CAMPUS OF THE COLLEGE.
The following Joint Resolution 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. 573 -- Senators Nell W. Smith, J. Verne Smith, Leatherman, Matthews, Peeler, Lourie, Hinson, Giese, Bryan, Thomas, Rose, Lee, Waddell, McGill, Mullinax, Gilbert, Hinds, Passailaigue, Stilwell, Setzler and Horace C. Smith: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL MEDICAID CERTIFIED NURSING HOME BEDS AND PROVIDE ADEQUATE FUNDS TO PAY FOR THE CARE GIVEN TO THE ADDITIONAL MEDICAID PATIENTS WHEN THESE NEW BEDS ARE CONSTRUCTED AND CERTIFIED, AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO CONTRACT WITH NURSING HOMES IN GEORGIA AND NORTH CAROLINA TO PROVIDE CARE FOR MEDICAID PATIENTS FROM THIS STATE DURING THE FIRST FISCAL YEAR BEFORE THE AUTHORIZED ADDITIONAL BEDS ARE CONSTRUCTED, PROVIDE FOR THE ADMISSION PROCEDURES FOR PATIENTS, AND REQUIRE THE STATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMISSION TO EXPAND THE HOSPITAL "SWING BED" PROGRAM TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY FEDERAL LAW.
The following Bill was taken up, read the second time, and ordered to a third reading:
H. 4041 -- Rep. J.W. Johnson: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 1197 OF 1930, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, SO AS TO REVISE THE MANNER IN WHICH MEMBERS OF ITS BOARD OF TRUSTEES ARE SELECTED.
At 10:30 A.M. the House in accordance with the motion of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, May 16.
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