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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 God Who has brought us to this day, keep us close to You that we may be close to one another. Help us first to be our brother's brother that we may better share our brother's burdens. Keep us from pride and arrogance, from self-serving and self-seeking, that with pure purpose and divinely taught we may move forward Your will and way in us and with our fellowbeings. Save us from wasting time on wrong things that we fail neither those who put us here nor You.
In the Name of Jesus, the Master-Workman, 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. 3494 -- Reps. Wilkins, Mattos, M.O. Alexander, Manly, Cato, Barber, Vaughn, Wofford, A. Young, Haskins, Jaskwhich, Clyborne and Baxley: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 47 TO TITLE 23 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A THREE DIGIT PUBLIC SAFETY EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER, 911, TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE TO CREATE 911 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING A LOCAL EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SERVICE, TO PERMIT FUNDING FOR THE CENTERS, INCLUDING PROVISIONS FOR LEVYING A TELEPHONE SERVICE CHARGE, AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
H. 3935 -- Rep. Rhoad: A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO RESTORE THE CHARTER OF EHRHARDT CEMETERY COMPANY IN BAMBERG COUNTY.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments.
S. 362 -- Senators Holland, Moore, Matthews and Wilson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 7-13-35, AS AMENDED, 7-13-40, AS AMENDED, 7-13-50, AS AMENDED, 7-13-60, 7-13-70, AS AMENDED, 7-13-610, 7-13-830, AS AMENDED, 7-15-420, AS AMENDED, 7-15-450, 7-17-510, 7-17-520, 7-17-530, 7-17-540, 7-17-550, 7-17-560, 7-17-570, AND 7-25-140, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ELECTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PRIMARIES, EXCEPT MUNICIPAL PRIMARIES, MUST BE CONDUCTED BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE RESPECTIVE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONS, PROVIDE FOR HEARING AND DECIDING PROTESTS AND CONTESTS THAT MAY ARISE IN THE CASE OF MEMBERS OF THE STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT THE STATE LEVEL RATHER THAN AT THE COUNTY LEVEL, DELETE CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW, AND CHANGE CERTAIN PROVISIONS REGARDING THE APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION; TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 7, RELATING TO BALLOTS FOR PRIMARY ELECTIONS, BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-611 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ARRANGEMENT OF EVERY "OFFICIAL COUNTY BALLOT" AND OF EVERY "OFFICIAL STATE BALLOT"; TO PROVIDE THAT NOTHING IN THIS ACT OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW MAY BE CONSTRUED AS PROHIBITING POLITICAL PARTIES FROM CONDUCTING PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARIES; TO PROVIDE THAT, IN THE CASE OF ANY COUNTY WHICH OPERATES ITS ELECTIONS THROUGH AN ELECTION AND REGISTRATION COMMISSION COMPOSED OF SEVEN MEMBERS, THE STRUCTURE AND COMPOSITION ARE NOT AFFECTED OR CHANGED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 7-9-110, RELATING TO PERMITTING COUNTY POLITICAL PARTY COMMITTEES TO ESTABLISH A COUNTY PARTY ELECTION COMMISSION FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES, AND 7-13-90, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MANAGERS OF PRIMARIES; AND TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PRIMARIES, EXCEPT MUNICIPAL PRIMARIES, MUST BE CONDUCTED BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONS ON THE SECOND TUESDAY IN JUNE OF EACH GENERAL ELECTION YEAR.
S. 376 -- Senators Wilson and Rose: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 14 TO TITLE 48 SO AS TO ENACT THE "STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND SEDIMENT REDUCTION ACT" AND TO PROVIDE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; TO REPEAL CHAPTER 13, TITLE 48 OF THE 1976 CODE RELATING TO COUNTY SEDIMENT CONTROL PROGRAMS, AND TO DIRECT THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAND RESOURCES CONSERVATION COMMISSION TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS.
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. 730 -- Senator Land: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 46-10-100 AND SECTION 46-10-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PENALTIES AND FEES FOR BOLL WEEVIL CONTROL, SO AS TO REVISE PROVISIONS FOR ASSESSMENTS AND PENALTIES AGAINST COTTON GROWERS.
At 10:30 A.M. the House in accordance with the motion of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, May 7.
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