Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
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, the Inspiration of every noble thought and each worthy accomplishment, may we take hold of every task and responsibility with ready and responsive hands and minds. Preserve and perpetuate through us those blessings of freedom and democracy which our forefathers found so hard to win. Cheer us with the assurance that You have promised Your presence to make us strong and steadfast even in crisis and confusion. Make of us partners in our efforts to build a better civilization for today and which will extend into the world's tomorrows.
And to You, Lord, we give all glory and honor. Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
Rep. SHISSIAS moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Carrington B. Hoefer, which was agreed to.
The following was received.
/s/Patrick B. Harris, Chairman
/s/Dave C. Waldrop, Jr., Vice-Chairman /s/Warren K. Giese
/s/Denny W. Neilson /s/Ernie Passailaigue
/s/Gloria H. Sholin /s/Maggie W. Glover
/s/Thomas D. Stilwell /s/Robert C. Wasson
To: Members of the General Assembly of South Carolina
The Joint Legislative Committee on Aging, created in 1969 by Concurrent Resolution H.1286 and in 1978 made a permanent committee by Act 402 (Section 2-51-10), is pleased to submit the Twenty-fourth Annual Report of the Committee.
/s/Representative Patrick B. Harris, Chairman
/s/Representative Dave C. Waldrop, Jr., Vice-Chairman
/s/Representative Denny Woodall Neilson
/s/Senator Warren K. Giese
/s/Senator Ernest L. Passailaigue
/s/Senator Maggie Wallace Glover
/s/Gloria H. Sholin
/s/Thomas D. Stilwell
/s/Robert C. Wasson
Keller H. Barron, Research Director
Karen L. Jacobs, Research Assistant
212 Blatt Building, PO Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211
Telephone: (803) 734-2995 Fax: (803) 734-2925
In 1959 the first Joint Legislative Committee "to study the needs and problems relating to the aged citizens in South Carolina" was created. This Committee continued its work until 1963. By 1969 the need for a committee to study the problems of the elderly in South Carolina was again evident and the legislature created such a committee under Concurrent Resolution No. 1286. This Committee continued under the authority of continuing resolutions until 1978 when the General Assembly found "the Committee to Study Public and Private Service, Programs and Facilities of the Aging fulfills a necessary and continuing legislative need and that the functions of the Committee can be more properly fulfilled by a permanent Committee," Act 402 (Code 2-51-10, 1978).
The Committee is made up of three members of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate, three members of the House, appointed by the Speaker, and three members appointed by the Governor. Serving as chair of the Committee have been Representative Martha Thomas Fitzgerald, 1959-1963; Senator Richard Riley, 1969-1976; Senator Hyman Rubin, 1977-1984. Representative Patrick Harris is the current Chairman, elected on November 29, 1984.
Senator Maggie Wallace Glover joined the Committee in January 1993, replacing former Senator Isadore Lourie who retired.
The Committee was allocated $77,627 for Fiscal Year 1992-93 and is authorized for two full time employees and one part-time employee.
The Annual Public Hearing of the Committee on Aging was held in Columbia on September 16, 1992. Testimony was received from 25 persons representing individual interests, state agencies, commissions, organizations and service delivery groups. Approximately 120 persons attended the Hearing.
The record of the hearing is available in the office of the Committee, 212 Blatt Building. Transcription copies are provided to appropriate state agencies and upon request to individuals and organizations.
The Committee met on November 5, 1992, to review the public hearing testimony, to receive reports, to discuss proposed legislation and to determine the 1993 legislative priorities.
Copies of Acts, Bills, and Bill Status may be obtained from Legislative Information 1-800-922-1539, 734-2060.
HOME EQUITY CONVERSION MORTGAGES (H.3019, S.172/R.12, Act No. ) Effective Date: March 8, 1993
A Joint Resolution to form a Task Force to study home equity conversion mortgages.
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE TASK FORCE (H.3018, S.113/R.63, Act No. ) Effective Date: April 22, 1993
A Joint Resolution to form a Blue Ribbon Task Force to study planning, coordination and delivery of services to Alzheimer's victims and their families.
OMNIBUS ADULT PROTECTION ACT (H.3016, S.7)
A bill to specify guidelines and duties for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Adult Protective Services Program in order to give rights and protection to elderly against adult abuse, neglect and exploitation.
STATUS: H.3016 - Third reading with amendments in House; S.7 - Referred to Senate Medical Affairs
AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE DISCOUNT CREDIT FOR DRIVER TRAINING (H.3017, S.114)
A bill to provide that automobile liability and collision insurance rates are subject to a mandatory credit if an insured has passed an approved driver training course.
STATUS: H.3017 - Tabled; S.114 - PASSED Senate _ PASSED House with amendments _ Senate refused to concur _ Conference Committee considering
SENIOR HOUSING INSTITUTE (H.3020, S.173)
A bill to sponsor a "Senior Housing Institute" and to report annually to the General Assembly and the Governor.
STATUS: H.3020 - PASSED House _ Referred to Senate Medical Affairs; S.173 - PASSED Senate _ Referred to House Ways and Means
TAX CREDIT FOR ADULT DAY CARE PROGRAMS (H.3021, S.115)
A bill to extend to adult day care programs the tax credit received by employers beginning in 1990 for child day care programs.
STATUS: H.3021 - Referred to House Ways and Means; S.115 - Referred to Senate Finance
SPECIAL LICENSE TAG/PLACARD FOR HANDICAPPED EQUIPPED VEHICLES (H.3254, S.320)
A bill to provide a special license tag/placard for handicapped parking to agency, organization or facility vehicles transporting handicapped or disabled persons.
STATUS: S.320 - PASSED Senate _ PASSED House with amendments; H.3254 - Tabled
AGING CURRICULUM/VOLUNTEERISM (H.3165, S.248)
A Joint Resolution to integrate aging topics into public school curriculum and promote volunteerism within the school.
STATUS: H.3165 - PASSED House _ Referred to Senate Education; S.248 - Referred to Senate Education
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION - REVOCABLE TRUST (H.4068, S.685)
A bill relating to the application of the Homestead Exemption to property held in trust to provide that the Homestead Exemption applies when the otherwise eligible beneficiary of a trust possesses use of the dwelling.
STATUS: H.4068 - Reported out favorably House Ways and Means; S.685 - Referred to Senate Finance
MANUFACTURED HOME PARK ACT (H.3974)
A bill to provide for a minimum lease of one year on manufacture home park rental agreements.
STATUS: Referred to House Labor, Commerce and Industry
1993 OUTSTANDING OLDER SOUTH CAROLINIAN (H.4168, S.754, Effective Date: May 12, 1993)
House and Senate Resolutions to recognize Mrs. Marjorie C. Stonebrook of Myrtle Beach upon receiving the 1993 Outstanding Older South Carolinian Award presented by the South Carolina Commission on Aging.
LONG TERM HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATORS (H.3015, S.28/R.75, Act No.__, Effective Date: April 22, 1993)
A bill which defines the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators and Community Residential Care Facility Administrators; defines "accredited college or university"; changes the Board name to the Board of Long Term Health Care Administrators.
RESTRUCTURING STATE GOVERNMENT (H.3610/H.3546)
Appropriation Bill 1993-94 (H.3610)
STATUS: PASSED House _ Third reading in Senate
Restructuring Bill (H.3546)
STATUS: Passed House _ PASSED Senate with amendments _ Pending House concurrence
HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT (H.4171, S.749)
A bill to enact the "South Carolina Comprehensive Health Care Reform Act of 1993" by providing health care cooperative agreements, to regulate self-referral of patients by health care professionals, and to direct SCDHEC to develop clinical practice guidelines, provide for health care cost containment, provide a transition to universal health insurance coverage, provide for education and training of health care professionals, provide medical review criteria, provide standards and requirements for individual and group health benefit plans, provide that the Uniform Arbitration Act is applicable to insurance companies, administrators of insurance benefit plans and health maintenance organizations.
STATUS: H.4171 - Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs; S.727 - Senate General
INCOME TAX EXEMPTION (S.41)
A Bill to exempt from state income tax resident individuals who have attained the age of sixty-five years.
STATUS: Senate Finance
DEPENDENT TAX CREDIT (S.145)
A Bill to enact the Dependent Tax Credit Act.
STATUS: Senate Finance
INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL ACCOUNT (S.171)
A bill to create the Individual Medical Account Act for the purpose of paying the medical, dental, and long-term care expenses of the account holder.
STATUS: Senate Finance
HEALTH CARE REGULATION (S.585)
A bill to require a fingerprint review of persons applying to become an administrator of a health care facility required to obtain a certificate of need.
STATUS: PASSED SENATE _ Second reading in House
PHYSICIANS' ASSISTANTS (S.622)
A bill to include physicians' assistants among those professionals who may prescribe medications (schedule V controlled substances).
STATUS: PASSED SENATE _ Second reading in House
A Joint Resolution to provide that a portion of the revenue derived from the lotteries conducted by the State be used for reducing the sales and use tax on unprepared food.
STATUS: Senate Finance
A Joint Resolution to authorize lotteries conducted only by the State, one-half of revenues from lotteries must be used for elderly and indigent care.
STATUS: House Judiciary
ABSENTEE BALLOT (H.3100)
A bill to lower from seventy-two to sixty-five the age of a person who qualifies to vote by absentee ballot.
STATUS: PASSED HOUSE _ Senate Judiciary
INCOME TAX DEDUCTION (H.3125)
A bill to allow a deduction for a sixty-five year old person, or his spouse, who is ineligible for a deduction under other provisions.
STATUS: House Ways and Means
AUTO LEASE FEE REDUCTION (H.3172)
A bill to authorize a fee of ten dollars annually for persons sixty-five years of age or older who leases a vehicle.
STATUS: PASSED HOUSE _ Senate Transportation
STATE PARK EXEMPTION (S.309)
A bill to allow aged, blind, and disabled persons free use of facilities free of charge and to change from 65 to 62 the qualifying age.
STATUS: Senate General
STATE PARK DISCOUNT (H.3242)
A bill to allow aged, blind and disabled persons free use of facilities in a state park including no admission charges.
STATUS: House Ways and Means
STATE PARK FREE ADMISSION (H.3393)
A bill to give free admission and reduced charges for state parks to non-residents, sixty-five or older or disabled if their state reciprocates.
STATUS: House Ways and Means
HUNTING/FISHING EXEMPTION (H.3383)
A bill to allow persons who are nonresident, sixty-five years of age or older and exemption from obtaining a hunting and fishing license/permit if their state of residence extends similar privileges.
STATUS: House Agriculture
RETIREMENT INCOME (H.3653/H.3906/S.667)
A bill to increase from $3,000 to $6,000 the maximum amount of retirement income a taxpayer at least sixty-two years of age may deduct from taxable income.
STATUS: H.3653/H.3906 - House Ways and Means; S.667 - Senate Finance
HEALTH CARE CONSENT ACT (H.3695)
A bill to revise the definition of "Health Care" to include the provision of medically or surgically implanted tubes in the Adult Health Care Consent Act.
STATUS: House Judiciary
ADEQUATE SEATING (H.3699)
A bill to require the Department of Highways and Public Transportation to provide adequate seating for persons who, because of their age or infirmity, cannot stand for long periods of time in offices in which the department registers and licenses motor vehicles.
STATUS: House Education and Public Works
INCOME TAX DEDUCTION (H.3907, S.666)
A bill to clarify taxable income deductions for the retirement income exclusion for surviving spouses; so as to clarify that the Eldercare Trust Fund "Checkoff" applies only to individual income tax returns.
STATUS: H.3907 - House Ways and Means, S.666 - Senate Finance
A bill to repeal current provisions pertaining to regulation of bingo games and adds provisions to regulate bingo.
STATUS: House Ways and Means
CHILDREN/FAMILY SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT (H.3985, S.727)
A bill pertaining to restructuring, to enact the "Children's and Family Services Act of 1993" to establish the Department of Children's and Family Services and to create within the Department the divisions of aging programs and adult services, children's services, economic services, to abolish the South Carolina Board of Social Services and the South Carolina Commission on Aging.
STATUS: H.3985 - House Judiciary, S.727 - Senate General
SALES TAX EXEMPTION - 85 Years (H.4094)
A bill to require the Tax Commission to distribute placards to retailers informing the public that the one percent sales and use tax to fund the Education Improvement Act of 1984 does not apply to individuals 85 years of age of older.
STATUS: House Ways and Means
MEDICAID FOR NURSING HOME CARE (H.4185)
A bill to provide for court-approved trusts and their requirements in order for a trust beneficiary to qualify for Medicaid for nursing home care.
STATUS: Second reading in House
NURSING HOME/RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY REGULATIONS H.3903
A Joint Resolution to approve regulations of the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators and Community Residential Care Facility Administrators, relating to licensing of nursing home and community residential care facility administrators.
STATUS: PASSED House _ PASSED Senate w/ amendments _ Non-concurrence in Senate amendments
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION TO $25,000 (H.3963, S.64)
A bill to increase the amount of real property exempted from taxation from the $20,000 of fair market value to $25,000.
STATUS: H.3963 - House Ways and Means; S.64 - Senate Finance
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION TO $30,000 (H.3089, H.3114, S.20, S.332)
A bill to increase the amount of real property exempted from taxation from the $20,000 of fair market value to $30,000.
STATUS: H.3089/H.3114 - House Ways and Means, S.20/S.332 - Senate Finance
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION - FAIR MARKET VALUE (H.3364)
A bill to provide an exemption on residential property tax for fair market value which represents increases after the property first qualifies for the homestead exemption.
STATUS: House Ways and Means
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION - CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (H.3139, H.3694)
A bill to require annual adjustments to offset increases in the consumer price index.
STATUS: H.3139 - House Ways and Means; H.3694 - House Ways and Means
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION (H.3922)
A bill to extend the exemption allowed nonprofit housing corporations exclusively providing below-cost housing for handicapped persons or both aged and handicapped persons to nonprofit corporations exclusively providing below-cost supportive housing for elderly persons or households authorized pursuant to appropriate federal laws.
STATUS: House Ways and Means
•Alzheimer's Task Force appointed by the Committee to study the coordination and delivery of services for Alzheimer's victims and their families, report date - January 1, 1994.
•Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, SC Commission on Aging and the SC Housing, Finance and Development Authority, report date - September 8, 1993.
•Long Term Care Insurance Home/Community Optional Benefit, SC Commission on Aging, Dept. of Insurance, report date - 1995 and 1997.
The status of legislation introduced by the Committee and other selected legislation related to aging interests is summarized periodically during the session. This publication entitled "Legislative Update" is very popular among legislators, the aging network organizations and interested individuals. Copies are distributed upon request.
The Committee also distributes two pamphlets. One gives a brief history of the Committee and includes a list of the members and legislative priorities and the other, "Aging Resources," lists state organizations, agencies, and legislative committees interested in aging issues.
This year the SC Federation of Older Americans along with Central Midlands Regional Planning Council, SC Commission on Aging, SC Gerontological Society, SC Educators Association-Retired, USC School of Public Health, and the Joint Legislative Committee on Aging co-sponsored the Annual Seniors' Legislative Day with the Legislature on Wednesday, January 27, 1993. The event was held at the Marriott Hotel in Columbia.
"Honoring Our Legislators" was the theme of this year's event. Over 200 persons were present to give a special tribute to the more than 60 Legislators who attended.
Speaker of the House Robert J. Sheheen introduced the guest speaker, former-Senator Isadore Lourie, who received the Legislative Award from the SCFOA. Other award winners were Channel 19 News, Media of the Year Award; Levona Page, senior writer at The State newspaper, Reporter of the Year Award; and Floye Walters of Lancaster, Volunteer of the Year Award.
The Task Force to Study Services for Alzheimer's Victims and their Families was appointed by the Committee on Aging as provided by Joint Resolution, H.3018, signed by the Governor on April 26, 1993. Members of the Task Force are Dean Winona Vernberg, School of Public Health, USC, Chair; Dr. David Bachman, Medical University of South Carolina; Dr. Joseph Bevilacqua, Department of Mental Health; Tom Brown, Department of Health and Environmental Control; Harry Bryan, Alzheimer's Association, Mid-State Chapter; Dr. Paul Eleazer, USC School of Medicine; Dr. Pam Kline, Clemson University; Dr. Eugene Laurent, SC Health and Human Services Finance Commission; Jack McIntosh, Alzheimer's Association, Upstate Chapter; Ruth Seigler, SC Commission on Aging; Betty Allison, caregiver; Reverend Monroe Fields, caregiver; Nancy Jones, caregiver. The first meeting was held on May 20, 1993. The Preliminary Report will be presented at the Public Hearing of the Committee on Aging, September 15th and the Final Report will be presented at the meeting of the Committee on November 4, 1993.
The Alzheimer's Association sponsored a dinner in honor of the General Assembly on Wednesday, March 24, 1993 at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute.
During the event, the Joint Legislative Committee on Aging was awarded the "1992 Legislator of the Year" Award. Representative Patrick B. Harris, Chairman, gave remarks and each individual member of the Committee received an award.
The College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina assigned Terry Willie, a candidate for a Master's degree in Social Work, as legislative intern for the Committee during the 1993 academic period of January to May. This is the fifth time a graduate field placement has been provided by the Committee.
Ms. Willie researched and collected information on the Hospice Licensure Act and the Automobile Insurance Credit for Driver Training legislation. She prepared fact sheets on the bills introduced by the Committee during the 1993 Legislative Session and developed a booklet entitled The Elderly in South Carolina: Quick Facts, which includes facts and miscellaneous information on the elderly in our State.
This year as in past years, Keller H. Barron, Research Director, participated in the Agnes Scott College Shadow program. Charlene H. Webb, a Return-to-College student, joined the staff for the weekly session March 16-19, 1993.
Members of the Committee and/or staff worked cooperatively throughout the year with the Standing Committees of the House and Senate, Long Term Care Council, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Joint Health Care Planning and Oversight Committee, Commission on Aging, Tax Commission, Comptroller General's Office, Health and Human Services Finance Commission, Department of Consumer Affairs and the State Library.
Chairman Patrick B. Harris represents the Committee on the Health Care Planning and Oversight Committee.
Keller H. Barron, Director of Research, is the designee for Chairman Harris on the Long Term Care Council and serves on the Agenda and Continuum of Care Committees. She also serves on the South Carolina Health Decisions Committee of DHEC.
LAWS, REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES affecting the Aged and Disabled Drivers of South Carolina Report, as directed by Joint Resolution Act 304, 1992, was submitted to the Committee on December 29 , 1992, by the SC Department of Highways and Public Transportation in cooperation with the Commission on Aging and the State Agency of Vocational Rehabilitation. The report concluded that current laws, policies, and procedures for the licensing of older and disabled drivers are adequate. The agencies involved do recommend, however, that the SCHDPT continue to make engineering improvements to enhance the safety of the roadway environment, as described in the report; that efforts to create a greater awareness of the availability of restricted licenses be made; and that the SCHDPT continue to examine traffic accident data involving licensed drivers with restrictions.
SENIOR HOUSING SURVEY, a study of the housing needs of the low and moderate income elderly with special attention to the reverse mortgage program, as directed by Joint Resolution Act 179, 1991, was submitted to the Committee on Aging in connection with the SC State Housing, Finance and Development Authority. The recommendations are: 1) the SCCOA Housing Program Consultant will provide assistance to the 10 Area Agencies on Aging to establish a Consumer Housing Information Service for Seniors; 2) the General Assembly should direct the SCCOA and the State Housing, Finance and Development Authority to study Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (S.172 enacted); 3) the SCCOA and the SCHFDA should work with the HHSFC which has convened a Long Term Care Housing Alternative Task Force to develop a pilot Assisted Living Project; 4) the SCCOA should assist and evaluate the pilot Shared Housing Program; 5) the Aging Network should work with the counties to develop a demonstration project for Elderly Cottage Housing Opportunities; 6) the General Assembly should direct the SCCOA, SCHFDA and Committee on Aging to sponsor a Senior Housing Institute (S.173, H.3020).
A LIMITED-SCOPE REVIEW OF LONG TERM CARE AND RELATED SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY, as requested by the members of the General Assembly, March 1992, was reported to the General Assembly in March 1993 by the Legislative Audit Council. The recommendations are: 1) consideration of merging the Health and Human Services Coordinating Council, Long Term Care Council and Commission on Aging Coordinating Council into one interagency planning group; 2) the Joint Health Care Planning and Oversight Committee should determine ways to better integrate long term care, report back in one year with recommendations and action plan; 3) the Health and Human Services Finance Commission should comply with state law by discontinuing in-house service provision in its Community Long Term Care Program; 4) consideration of allowing regional councils of government to perform area agency on aging functions outside their boundaries and the Commission on Aging should redesignate planning and service areas to reduce the number of area agencies; 5) consideration of freezing, reducing or eliminating fee and tax exemptions and reductions for elderly, disabled and blind persons with high incomes and using resulting savings for needed long term care services. This Report is under a compliance review by the State Reorganization Commission.
The following publications are available from the Committee office and distributed upon request:
•Adult Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Preliminary Report to the Committee by the Advisory Committee of the Long Term Council, December 1991; Final Report April 1992
•Adult Day Care Survey of Needs of State Employees Report to the Committee, Human Resource Management Division, Budget and Control Board, 1991
•Aging in South Carolina: Focus on Caregiving, SC Commission on Aging, 1993
•Annual Reports 1970-1993
•Aging Resources, 1993
•Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Registry, Annual Report, School of Public Health, 1992
•Consumer's Guide to Long Term Care Insurance in SC, 1990
•Declaration of a Desire for a Natural Death form, 1993
•Directory of Continuing Care and Retirement Communities in SC, 1989
•Economic Impact of the Senior Living Industry in SC, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, 1991
•Elderly in SC: Quick Facts, 1993
•Health Care Power of Attorney form, 1993
•Homestead Tax Exemption Program,Comptroller General, 1993
•Laws, Regulations,Policies and Procedures Affecting the Aged and Disabled Drivers in SC Report to the Committee, Department of Highways and Public Transportation, 1992
•Legislative History of the "Living Will" and Health Care Power of Attorney, 1977-1992
•Long Term Care and Related Services for the Elderly, Limited-Scope Review, Legislative Audit Council, 1993
•Panel Study of Older South Carolinians, Long Term Care Council, 1990
•Senior Housing Survey Report, SC Commission on Aging, 1993
•SC Mature Lifestyles, SC Retirement Association, Vol.5, No.1, 1993
•SC Senior Citizens' Handbook, a Guide to Laws and Programs Affecting Senior Citizens, Young Lawyers Division, SC Bar, 1992
•Summary of Aging Legislation Enacted Through 1993
The South Carolina Commission on Aging is the state agency designated by the General Assembly to administer the provisions and funds of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, and to plan, coordinate and serve as an advocate for programs and services in the areas of income, health, housing, employment, retirement and in-home and community services for older persons and their family caregivers.
The "Aging Network" in South Carolina includes the Commission, 10 Area Agencies on Aging which plan, develop and coordinate aging programs and services in their regions, and 59 local direct aging service providers.
THE ELDERCARE TRUST FUND
The General Assembly has established a check off for Eldercare on state income tax forms; one-fourth of the funds remain in trust, and the remainder will be used to administer the program and fund innovative community projects.
THE PARTNERSHIP FOR OLDER SOUTH CAROLINIANS
The Commission has entered into an agreement with United Way of South Carolina to develop collaborative community efforts to meet the needs of older persons and help them retain their independence.
I-CARE is a federally funded project to assist victims of Alzheimer's disease and their families. Services are being initiated in three regions, but will expand to state-wide coverage.
Project COPE is a federally funded project to assist victims of Alzheimer's disease and their families. Services are being initiated in three regions, but will expand to state-wide coverage.
SC CAREGIVERS SURVEY
A state-wide survey of a sample of over 300 caregivers was completed and a report of findings has been published. The data are being used to support the need for programs to assist caregivers.
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS)
The University of South Carolina and the Commission on Aging have developed a system to transmit data from the Client Information System in local agencies by phone line to the Commission. This provides unduplicated client counts and units of service provided.
STATE PLAN ON AGING
A new four-year State Plan on Aging was developed and approved by the Governor and the Administration on Aging.
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT
The Commission has implemented TQM as its management philosophy. Staff have received formal and in-service training, and all staff participate in TQM Teams.
The Commission is comprised of one member from each congressional district and one additional member who is of the State at large. All are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Chair: Mrs. Helen D. Brawley, Rock Hill, 1995
Vice Chair: Mr. Joseph C. Strickland, Columbia, 1992
Secretary: Dr. Susanne Geist Black, Dillon, 1994
Treasurer: Mrs. Erminie Nave, Greenwood, 1996
Mr. James A. Moore, Hampton, 1993
Dr. Nora K. Bell, Columbia, 1993
Mr. Charles D. LeGrand, Greenville, 1993
Mrs. Ruth Q. Seigler, R.N., M.N. - Executive Director
SC Commission on Aging
400 Arbor Lake Drive, Suite B-500
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
Phone: (803) 735-0210
Fax: (803) 786-7752 Senior Helpline: 1-800-868-9095
X. APPENDIX A: COUNTY HOMESTEAD TAX EXEMPTION
REIMBURSEMENTS TAX YEAR 1992
COUNTY NUMBER AMOUNT
Abbeville 3,230 407,049.19
Aiken 11,315 1,293,112.22
Allendale 1,350 192,887.81
Anderson 15,709 1,898,998.37
Bamberg 1,877 245,749.41
Barnwell 2,213 235,484.02
Beaufort 8,326 861,267.90
Berkeley 5,396 610,145.38
Calhoun 1,247 152,635.60
Charleston 22,537 3,329,645.02
Cherokee 4,668 558,377.49
Chester 3,745 629,094.71
Chesterfield 3,921 371,733.85
Clarendon 2,550 361,879.40
Colleton 3,384 463,093.64
Darlington 6,120 675,254.32
Dillon 2,476 254,298.15
Dorchester 4,545 571,798.24
Edgefield 1,721 276,962.22
Fairfield 1,993 291,964.55
Florence 9,908 951,400.61
Georgetown 4,816 624,886.16
Greenville 26,530 3,743,318.72
Greenwood 6,975 885,107.53
Hampton 2,340 363,265.30
Horry 14,140 1,497,700.16
Jasper 1,307 211,644.86
Kershaw 4,220 550,240.42
Lancaster 4,927 744,819.81
Laurens 5,866 633,672.18
Lee 1,781 257,356.03
Lexington 12,425 1,930,155.70
McCormick 787 104,716.31
Marion 3,319 444,735.76
Marlboro 3,280 312,653.78
Newberry 4,785 589,051.13
Oconee 5,851 536,952.20
Orangeburg 7,562 1,052,389.63
Pickens 9,769 1,030,752.50
Richland 19,906 2,812,514.22
Saluda 1,771 226,517.70
Spartanburg 21,561 3,543,915.30
Sumter 6,981 901,634.67
Union 4,054 514,282.59
Williamsburg 2,786 413,811.76
York 11,081 1,294,489.52
STATE TOTALS 307,051 $39,853,398.04
TOTAL ALL 65 YRS.+ 65 YRS. +
COUNTY PERSONS TOTAL PERCENTAGE
Abbeville 23,862 3,520 14.8%
Aiken 120,940 13,796 11.4
Allendale 11,722 1,486 12.7
Anderson 145,196 19,732 13.6
Bamberg 16,902 2,165 12.8
Barnwell 20,293 2,489 12.3
Beaufort 86,425 10,664 12.3
Berkeley 128,776 7,453 5.8
Calhoun 12,753 1,768 13.9
Charleston 295,039 29,881 10.1
Cherokee 44,506 5,778 13.0
Chester 32,170 4,293 13.3
Chesterfield 38,577 4,921 12.8
Clarendon 28,450 3,787 13.3
Colleton 34,377 4,394 12.8
Darlington 61,851 7,417 12.0
Dillon 29,114 3,565 12.2
Dorchester 83,060 6,136 7.4
Edgefield 18,375 2,250 12.2
Fairfield 22,295 3,041 13.6
Florence 114,344 12,723 11.1
Georgetown 46,302 5,954 12.9
Greenville 320,167 38,063 11.9
Greenwood 59,567 8,224 13.8
Hampton 18,191 2,249 12.4
Horry 144,053 18,229 12.7
Jasper 15,487 1,949 12.6
Kershaw 43,599 5,292 12.1
Lancaster 54,516 6,709 12.3
Laurens 58,092 7,805 13.4
Lee 18,437 2,269 12.3
Lexington 167,611 14,897 8.9
McCormick 8,868 1,162 13.1
Marion 33,899 4,240 12.5
Marlboro 29,361 3,753 12.8
Newberry 33,172 5,123 15.4
Oconee 57,494 7,905 13.7
Orangeburg 84,803 10,547 12.4
Pickens 93,894 10,484 11.2
Richland 285,720 27,133 9.5
Saluda 16,357 2,350 14.4
Spartanburg 226,800 28,785 12.7
Sumter 102,637 9,621 9.4
Union 30,337 4,494 14.8
Williamsburg 36,815 4,438 12.1
York 131,497 14,001 10.6
TOTAL 3,486,703 396,935 11.4%
COUNTY TOTAL TOTAL %
REGISTERED VOTED VOTED
Abbeville 2,443 1,885 77.15
Aiken 10,132 8,404 82.94
Allendale 1,045 818 78.27
Anderson 11,842 9,845 83.13
Bamberg 1,644 1,257 76.45
Barnwell 1,892 1,563 82.61
Beaufort 10,143 8,514 83.93
Berkeley 5,789 4,806 83.01
Calhoun 1,276 1,074 84.16
Charleston 22,796 18,688 81.89
Cherokee 3,838 3,101 80.79
Chester 2,899 2,234 77.06
Chesterfield 2,987 2,368 79.27
Clarendon 2,890 2,343 81.07
Colleton 3,072 2,507 81.60
Darlington 4,830 3,964 82.07
Dillon 2,353 1,807 76.79
Dorchester 4,958 3,927 79.20
Edgefield 1,702 1,423 83.60
Fairfield 1,942 1,577 81.20
Florence 8,433 6,815 80.81
Georgetown 4,765 3,882 81.46
Greenville 24,464 20,764 84.87
Greenwood 5,096 4,194 82.29
Hampton 1,786 1,470 82.30
Horry 15,064 12,551 83.31
Jasper 1,473 1,176 79.83
Kershaw 3,934 3,411 86.70
Lancaster 4,148 3,682 83.34
Laurens 4,830 3,927 81.30
Lee 1,786 1,471 82.36
Lexington 11,190 9,544 85.29
McCormick 894 723 86.87
Marion 2,948 2,187 74.18
Marlboro 2,462 1,795 72.90
Newberry 3,709 3,038 81.90
Oconee 5,417 4,582 84.58
Orangeburg 8,207 6,789 82.72
Pickens 6,298 5,240 83.20
Richland 19,692 16,659 84.59
Saluda 1,656 1,364 82.36
Spartanburg 16,967 14,020 82.63
Sumter 6,493 5,231 80.56
Union 3,258 2,630 80.72
Williamsburg 3,542 2,912 82.21
York 9,257 7,861 84.91
TOTALS 278,512 230,003 82.58%
On motion of Rep. P. HARRIS, the Report was ordered printed in the Journal.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments.
S. 461 -- Senators Giese, Setzler, Rose, J. Verne Smith, Elliott, Short, Ford, Ryberg, Wilson, Peeler, Lander, Richter and Bryan: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 36 TO TITLE 59, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AND TO REQUIRE THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON FORMULA FUNDING FOR EDUCATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE DETERMINATION OF ANNUAL ALLOCATIONS AND WEIGHTINGS FOR CERTAIN ADDITIONAL WEIGHTINGS; TO ADD SECTION 59-33-110 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A MEDIATION PROCESS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-20, RELATING TO PUPILS AND AGE OF ATTENDANCE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THREE-YEAR-OLD, FOUR-YEAR-OLD, AND FIVE-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM RATHER THAN JUST IN EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS.
S. 496 -- Senators Rankin, J. Verne Smith, Williams, Drummond, Lander, Short and Passailaigue: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-305, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TAX APPEALS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE INTEREST CHARGED A TAXPAYER DURING THE PENDENCY OF AN APPEAL SHALL BE LIMITED TO FIFTEEN PERCENT WHEN THE APPEAL IS NOT RESOLVED WITHIN FIFTEEN MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF FILING, PROVIDED THAT DELAY BEYOND THE FIFTEEN MONTH LIMITATION IS NOT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE PROPERTY OWNER.
S. 622 -- Senator Bryan: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-150, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CERTAIN DRUGS THAT ONLY MAY BE SOLD ON PRESCRIPTION, SO AS TO INCLUDE PHYSICIANS' ASSISTANTS AMONG THOSE PROFESSIONALS WHO MAY PRESCRIBE MEDICATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-25, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PHYSICIANS' ASSISTANTS, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE NUMBER OF ASSISTANTS A PHYSICIAN MAY SUPERVISE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-290, RELATING TO REGISTRATION FOR MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTING, OR DISPENSING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE REGISTRATIONS TO NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND PHYSICIANS' ASSISTANTS FOR PRESCRIBING SCHEDULE V CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate.
H. 3660 -- Reps. Wilkins, Waldrop, T.C. Alexander, Simrill, Felder, Wright, Riser, Harrison, G. Bailey, Cato, Davenport, Chamblee, Fulmer, Sharpe, Jaskwhich, Carnell, Kennedy, Lanford, Littlejohn, R. Smith, Townsend, Vaughn, Wells, Wofford, A. Young, R. Young, J. Wilder, Stuart, Gamble, D. Wilder, Witherspoon, Richardson, Waites, Law, Keegan, Shissias, Quinn, Allison, Walker, H. Brown, Robinson, Elliott, Koon, McAbee, Stone, J. Harris and Meacham: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-185 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICAL SERVICES TO COLLECT, ANALYZE, AND MAKE AVAILABLE CERTAIN NONIDENTIFYING HEALTH CARE INFORMATION.
H. 3692 -- Reps. Vaughn, Waldrop, J. Bailey, Hines, Farr, Kirsh, Stone, Walker, Littlejohn, Gamble, Richardson, Cobb-Hunter, Allison, Wells, Wofford, Chamblee, Corning, Cato, Holt, Harrelson, Davenport, Moody-Lawrence, P. Harris, Gonzales, Witherspoon, Cooper, Byrd, Riser, Wright, D. Wilder, Mattos, Houck, Jaskwhich and Klauber: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-1650, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN REGARD TO ADOPTIONS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF CHILD PLACING AGENCY.
H. 3693 -- Reps. Vaughn, Moody-Lawrence, Waldrop, J. Bailey, Kirsh, Farr, Holt, Stone, Walker, Littlejohn, Gamble, Richardson, Cobb-Hunter, Allison, Wells, Hines, Huff, Cato, Harrelson, Witherspoon, Wofford, P. Harris, Gonzales, Cooper, Klauber, Davenport, Byrd, Chamblee, Houck, Riser, D. Wilder, Lanford, Wright, Jaskwhich, Mattos, Haskins and Corning: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-1670, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS WHO MAY PETITION FOR THE ADOPTION OF A CHILD AND THE EXCEPTIONS TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT CHILDREN BE PLACED WITH SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS, SO AS TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL EXCEPTION TO THE ABOVE REQUIREMENT WHERE THE CHILD HAS BEEN IN FOSTER CARE FOR SIX MONTHS AFTER REQUIRED CONSENTS HAVE BEEN OBTAINED AND NO SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A PROSPECTIVE ADOPTIVE HOME.
H. 3845 -- Reps. Phillips, Fulmer and Wright: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3 OF TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF CORPORATE-OWNED FLEET MOTOR VEHICLES.
H. 3880 -- Rep. Lanford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-4435 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MOTOR VEHICLE FROM WHICH FOOD PRODUCTS ARE SOLD FOR CONSUMPTION MUST HAVE CERTAIN VEHICLE SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
At 10:50 A.M. the House in accordance with the motion of Rep. SHISSIAS adjourned in memory of Carrington B. Hoefer, to meet at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, May 25.
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