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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 all goodness, may we feel Your nearness amid the uncertainties of this day. Spare us from despair, defeatism, frustration or anything less than the best. Accomplish through us Your divine purposes, however frail our efforts. Cause us to feel at all times the upward tug of God-inspired hope. When we cannot see clearly the road ahead, light up our pathway that we take wisely one step at a time. When our human strength falters, give us Your strength sufficient for our needs.
Speak clearly to us in the words of the Psalmist: "Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart." (Psalm 27:14a) Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
The following Bills and Joint Resolution were taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments.
S. 778 -- Senators Moore, Setzler and Shealy: A BILL TO CREATE A REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION FOR AIKEN COUNTY AND TO ABOLISH THE OFFICE OF COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION AND THE REGISTRATION BOARD OF AIKEN COUNTY AND DEVOLVE THEIR POWERS AND DUTIES UPON THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION AND PROVIDE A TRANSITION PERIOD.
S. 393 -- Senators Martschink, Shealy and Passailaigue: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT FOR TAXPAYERS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, AND TRUSTEES WHO ARE IN THE REGULAR MILITARY, RESERVES, OR NATIONAL GUARD AND STATIONED OVERSEAS AS A RESULT OF OPERATION DESERT SHIELD, THE SOUTH CAROLINA TAX COMMISSION SHALL CONFORM TO THE ACTIONS OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE AND TO AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986 WITH RESPECT TO TIME FOR FILING INDIVIDUAL AND FIDUCIARY INCOME TAX RETURNS AND PAYING INDIVIDUAL INCOME AND FIDUCIARY INCOME TAXES, TO EXTEND THIS CONFORMITY TO CORPORATE INCOME AND LICENSE TAX RETURNS AND CORPORATE INCOME AND LICENSE TAXES WHERE ALL CORPORATE OFFICERS ARE STATIONED OVERSEAS AS A RESULT OF OPERATION DESERT SHIELD AND TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR PAYING PROPERTY TAXES AND FILING PROPERTY TAX RETURNS FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS.
S. 534 -- Senators Helmly, Land, Rose, Passailaigue and Long: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-9-310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS FROM CERTAIN PAYMENTS FOR STATE INCOME TAX PURPOSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE EXEMPTION FROM WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS OF UTILITIES HIRING OR CONTRACTING WITH NONRESIDENT UTILITIES TO PERFORM SERVICES OF A TEMPORARY NATURE RELATING TO DAMAGE CAUSED BY NATURAL FORCES ALSO APPLIES TO COUNTIES MAKING SUCH PAYMENTS TO A PERSON NOT IN ITS REGULAR EMPLOY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THESE PROVISIONS RELATING TO COUNTIES ARE RETROACTIVE TO DECEMBER 31, 1988.
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. 793 -- Senators Washington and Waddell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 21 IN CHAPTER 13, TITLE 51, RELATING TO REGIONAL DISTRICTS, COMMISSIONS, AND AUTHORITIES FOR PURPOSES OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND TOURISM, SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE LOWCOUNTRY AND RESORT ISLANDS TOURISM COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.
The following Bill was taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate.
H. 3076 -- Reps. P. Harris, Carnell, Whipper, J. Harris, Waites and Mattos: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 24 TO TITLE 44 SO AS TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE COMMITMENT OF CHILDREN IN NEED OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT.
At 10:30 A.M. the House in accordance with the motion of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, April 23.
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