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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, the Help of our present and the Hope of our future, ere we begin the challenges of this day we invoke Your blessings upon us throughout this day and every day. Help us to meet our duties with understanding, our difficulties with fortitude, and our differences with fairness. Reveal to us the path in which we should walk, and give us the determination to walk in it. So as we stand before this altar of prayer, we ask that Your wisdom may make us wise, Your strength may make us strong and Your forgiveness may make us forgiving.
We pray in our Master's Name. Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
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. 1347 -- Senator Peeler: A BILL TO ENACT THE CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 SCHOOL BOND-PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT.
The following Bills and Joint Resolutions were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate.
H. 4864 -- Rep. Richardson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-17-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ALTERATION OR DIVISION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF CERTAIN PETITION REQUIREMENTS ARE SATISFIED, THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION IS REQUIRED TO ALTER OR DIVIDE THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS CONCERNED IN THE MANNER STIPULATED IN THE PETITION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF CERTAIN OTHER PETITION REQUIREMENTS ARE SATISFIED, THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION IS REQUIRED TO CALL THE REFERENDUMS CONCERNING THE ALTERATION OR DIVISION OF THE AFFECTED SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND IF THE RESULTS OF THE REFERENDUMS ARE FAVORABLE IN EACH OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS, THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION IS REQUIRED TO ALTER OR DIVIDE THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE MANNER STIPULATED.
H. 3491 -- Reps. Neilson, Quinn, Govan, Cobb-Hunter, G. Brown, Sturkie, Hutson, Holt, Harwell, Richardson, McLeod, Hines, Breeland, Canty, Shissias, Davenport, Fair, Trotter, Harrell, Chamblee, McMahand, Allison, Vaughn, Wright, Inabinett, Gonzales, Harrison, Corning, Lanford, Walker, Meacham, D. Wilder and Stone: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 8, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICES AND EMPLOYEES BY ADDING CHAPTER 10 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING OF PROSPECTIVE STATE EMPLOYEES.
H. 4036 -- Reps. Wilkins, Clyborne, Jaskwhich, Fair, G. Brown, R. Smith, Quinn, Hines, Sharpe, McAbee, Richardson, Cato, Jennings, Gamble, Wofford, Wells, J. Bailey, Stone, Hallman, G. Bailey, J. Wilder, Marchbanks, Trotter, H. Brown, P. Harris, Keegan, Mattos, Vaughn, Walker and Phillips: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 59, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EDUCATION, BY ADDING CHAPTER 50 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES.
H. 4835 -- Reps. McElveen, Cobb-Hunter, Cromer, Neal, Govan, Shissias, Inabinett, Waldrop, Boan, Wells, Mattos and Hodges: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ENACT THE SOUTH CAROLINA SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1994 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE WELFARE POLICY OF THE STATE; TO EXPAND THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES WORK SUPPORT PROGRAM STATEWIDE; TO REVISE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE WORK SUPPORT PROGRAM; TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL WAIVERS FOR A TRANSITION TO EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM, REMOVAL OF THE AUTOMOBILE RESOURCE VALUE LIMIT, A SELF-SUFFICIENCY PILOT PROJECT, AND ELIMINATION OF THE PARENTAL DEPRIVATION RULE; TO REQUIRE MANDATORY PARTICIPATION IN THE WORK SUPPORT PROGRAM BY NONCUSTODIAL UNEMPLOYED PARENTS; TO EXPAND THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TEEN COMPANION PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE PARENTING AND DAILY LIVING SKILLS AS PART OF THE WORK SUPPORT PROGRAM; TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO CONTINUE EXPANSION OF FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES INCLUDING A FEDERAL WAIVER EXTENDING MEDICAID FAMILY PLANNING ELIGIBILITY FOR TWO YEARS AFTER CHILDBIRTH AND TO RECOMMEND A FIVE-YEAR FUNDING PHASE-IN FOR THESE SERVICES.
H. 4837 -- Reps. McElveen, Cobb-Hunter, Cromer, Neal, Govan, Shissias, Inabinett, Wells, Mattos, Boan, Hodges and Waldrop: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ENACT THE SOUTH CAROLINA WELFARE AND ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM ACT OF 1994 SO AS TO ESTABLISH STATE WELFARE POLICY; TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO APPLY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN, FOOD STAMP, AND MEDICAID PROGRAM WAIVERS TO ALLOW THE IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS FOR CLIENT NONCOMPLIANCE AND TO REVISE INCOME DISREGARDS FOR PURPOSES OF ELIGIBILITY; TO DIRECT THE STATE HOUSING FINANCE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO APPLY FOR A FEDERAL PILOT PROJECT WAIVER PLACING A CEILING ON RENT IN PUBLIC HOUSING; AND TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE A STATEWIDE NETWORK OF MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS; TO INITIATE STRATEGIES DIRECTED AT PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES INCLUDING INCREASING PHYSICIAN PARTICIPATION IN MEDICAID, TEENAGE PREGNANCY PREVENTION, PRENATAL CARE, CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS, ACCESS TO CLINIC SERVICES, SCHOOL NURSES, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE INTERVENTION AND INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION; TO PROVIDE EDUCATION INITIATIVES INCLUDING COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE THROUGH AGE EIGHTEEN FOR AFDC RECIPIENTS AND A REVIEW OF COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE GENERALLY, DESIGNING ADULT EDUCATION AND TECHNICAL PROGRAMS TO TARGET AFDC RECIPIENTS AND AT-RISK YOUTH, DEVELOPING A PROGRAM TO PROMOTE STATE AGENCY HIRING OF AFDC RECIPIENTS; TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO REVISE, REVIEW, AND DEVELOP ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES INCLUDING SIMPLIFICATION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FORMS, STATEWIDE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE IN-HOSPITAL MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY WORKER PROGRAM, PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES, ENHANCED UTILIZATION OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, AND CHILD DAY CARE VOUCHER PROCEDURES AND ACCESS TO DAY CARE SERVICES.
At 10:30 A.M. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, May 3.
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