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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:
Eternal God, our Father, we thank You that we are creatures of Your hand, sustained by Your power, redeemed by Your love and guided by Your wisdom. Give us the will to do what we ought to do. Spare us from accepting too easy answers for the challenges that confront us. Save us from yielding to the temptation to accept second best when the best can be ours. May we strive first for that which is first, second for that which is second, and last for that which is last. Cause us to avoid the treacherous road of deceit, hypocrisy and pretense.
At all times may we hear the words of confidence: "The eternal God is your Refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms." (Deuteronomy 33:27) 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. 3073 -- Reps. Kirsh and Stille: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 47-19-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR VOLUNTARY INSPECTION OF CERTAIN BIRDS BY THE LIVESTOCK-POULTRY HEALTH COMMISSION.
H. 3033 -- Reps. Simrill, Haskins, Cromer, Walker, Vaughn, D. Smith, Meacham, Moody-Lawrence, Sandifer, Rice, Cain, Mason, Lloyd and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 7-15-320 AND 7-15-340, BOTH AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS QUALIFIED TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT, SO AS TO LOWER FROM SEVENTY-TWO TO SIXTY-FIVE THE AGE OF A PERSON WHO QUALIFIES TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT.
H. 3268 -- Reps. Richardson, Vaughn, Harvin, Bailey, Cotty, Limbaugh, Chamblee, Wofford, A. Young, Shissias, Stuart, Lloyd, Sandifer, Thomas, Witherspoon, Wells, Keyserling, Walker and Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PUNISHMENT FOR MURDER, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE MURDER OF A WITNESS OR POTENTIAL WITNESS IN A CRIMINAL TRIAL TO DETER PROSECUTION AS AN AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE IN CONSIDERATION OF IMPOSING THE DEATH PENALTY.
H. 3271 -- Reps. Richardson, Vaughn, McKay, Harvin, Limbaugh, Lloyd, Bailey, Cain, Sandifer, Walker, Baxley, Chamblee, Wofford, A. Young, Shissias, Stuart, Dantzler, Thomas, Keyserling, Jennings, Wells, Tucker, Harrison and Spearman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-9-340, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF INTIMIDATING COURT OFFICIALS, JURORS, OR WITNESSES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
H. 3091 -- Reps. Cromer, Keyserling, Kirsh, Knotts and Shissias: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-70, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MEETINGS WHICH MAY BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE MEETINGS OF A LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS MAY NOT BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.
H. 3528 -- Reps. Wells, Allison, Littlejohn, Lanford, Beatty, Wilder, Walker, Vaughn, Davenport and D. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 36 OF 1967, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY COMMISSION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ONE ADDITIONAL MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION FROM GREENVILLE COUNTY, AND ONE ADDITIONAL MEMBER FROM CHEROKEE COUNTY AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THESE MEMBERS SHALL BE APPOINTED.
The following Bills were read the third time, passed and, having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title of each be changed to that of an Act, and that they be enrolled for ratification.
S. 442 -- Senators Rose and Mescher: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-330, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE ELECTRIC POWER SERVICE IN BERKELEY COUNTY, SO AS TO REVISE THE NUMBER OF THE AUTHORITY DRAWING MAP WHICH IS REQUIRED TO BE FILED AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 58-31-340.
S. 45 -- Senator Greg Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 54-15-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY PROVIDING THAT BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1, 1995, AT THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERMS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GEORGETOWN PILOTAGE COMMISSION, THE TERMS OF THE COMMISSIONERS ELECTED INITIALLY THEREAFTER SHALL BE STAGGERED, TWO SHALL SERVE FOR THREE YEARS, TWO SHALL SERVE FOR TWO YEARS, AND TWO SHALL SERVE FOR ONE YEAR. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AT THE EXPIRATION OF THESE TERMS, COMMISSIONERS SHALL BE ELECTED TO TWO-YEAR TERMS.
At 10:30 A.M. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, February 14.
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