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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 God of all goodness and strength, make clear our vision as we pray of a stronger reliance upon You. Deliver us from allowing our faith in our God to shrink. Instead make us increasingly aware of Your ever abiding presence. Help us to meet every experience with a jubilant faith, a strong courage, and a steadfast confidence. When disappointments come, when discouragements would shut us in, when clouds of distress hover over us, give us such a measure of Your presence as to remain steady and serene.
Make us to hear at all times the words of Joshua: "Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you whithersoever you go". Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
The following Bill was taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments.
S. 830 -- Senators Martschink, Moore, McConnell, Long, Land, Rose, Saleeby, Stilwell, Washington, Pope, Passailaigue, Bryan, Shealy, Helmly and Reese: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1250, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION CARDS, SO AS TO REDUCE THE PENALTY FOR FAILURE OF THE OWNER TO SIGN THE REGISTRATION CARD IN THE SPACE PROVIDED.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate.
H. 4136 -- Reps. J. Bailey, Corning, McElveen, Quinn and Scott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-730, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR GROUP HEALTH, GROUP ACCIDENT, AND GROUP ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE, SO AS TO DELETE THE "REASON OF AGE" REQUIREMENT FOR CONTRACTS OF ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE DESIGNED TO SUPPLEMENT REIMBURSEMENTS UNDER MEDICARE.
H. 4138 -- Reps. J. Bailey, Corning, McElveen, Quinn and Scott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-9-180, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE INSURANCE STANDARD VALUATION LAW, SO AS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS REGARDING OPINIONS OF QUALIFIED ACTUARIES FOR LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES DOING BUSINESS IN THIS STATE AND PROVIDE FOR THE REQUIRED AMOUNT OF AGGREGATE RESERVES.
H. 4277 -- Rep. Kirsh: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-77-150, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT FOR ORAL EXAMINATIONS AND REQUIRE APPROPRIATE EXAMINATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-77-370, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD TO DETERMINE THE TIME LIMITS FOR PRACTICING WITH A TEMPORARY PERMIT AND DELETE THE REQUIREMENT FOR REGISTRATION IN A PERSON'S RESIDENT STATE OR COUNTRY FOR A TEMPORARY PERMIT; AND TO REAUTHORIZE THE EXISTENCE OF THE STATE BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR GEOLOGISTS FOR THREE YEARS.
H. 4103 -- Reps. P. Harris, Carnell, J. Harris and Mattos: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-20-375, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CREATION OF COUNTY MENTAL RETARDATION BOARDS BY COUNTY ORDINANCE, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS RATHER THAN THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY EXISTING ON JANUARY 1, 1991, MUST BE PRESERVED IN THE ORDINANCE AND PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
H. 4108 -- Reps. P. Harris, Carnell, J. Harris and Mattos: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-17-410, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EMERGENCY COMMITMENT PROCEDURES FOR MENTAL ILLNESS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A PERSON WHO IS COMMITTED IS FOUND NOT TO BE MENTALLY ILL BUT CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT AND IF PROCEDURES FOR EMERGENCY ADMISSION FOR CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE HAVE BEEN INITIATED, THEN THE PERSON MUST NOT BE DISCHARGED BUT MUST BE TRANSFERRED TO AN APPROPRIATE FACILITY; TO AMEND SECTIONS 44-17-430, 44-17-440, AND 44-17-530, RELATING TO TAKING INTO CUSTODY AND TRANSPORTING PERSONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF EMERGENCY COMMITMENT AND EXAMINATION FOR MENTAL ILLNESS, SO AS TO CHANGE REFERENCES FROM "OFFICER OF THE PEACE" TO "STATE OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER"; TO AMEND SECTION 44-17-870, RELATING TO TAKING CUSTODY OF A PERSON INVOLUNTARILY COMMITTED TO A FACILITY WHO IS ABSENT WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION, SO AS TO DELETE OBSOLETE PROVISIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-52-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO EMERGENCY COMMITMENT PROCEDURES FOR CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A PERSON WHO IS COMMITTED IS FOUND NOT TO BE CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT BUT MENTALLY ILL AND IF PROCEDURES FOR EMERGENCY ADMISSION FOR MENTAL ILLNESS HAVE BEEN INITIATED THEN THE PETITION MUST BE DISMISSED, AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE APPROPRIATE COMMITMENT PROCEDURES, THE PERSON MUST BE DETAINED AND MUST BE TRANSFERRED TO AN APPROPRIATE FACILITY.
At 10:50 A.M. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, February 25.
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