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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 our Father, help us to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us. Give us the ability to possess respect and tolerance for the views of others as we wish them to have for ours; give us the ability to understand others as we wish to be understood; give us the ability to make allowances in others as we would like them to make for us. Give us the ability to forgive others as we wish to be forgiven; give us the ability to be kind as we wish others to be kind to us.
Enable us to enter into the feelings of others that we may see things with their eyes, think things with their minds, feel things with their hearts.
In our Master's Name we pray. Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
Rep. L. WHIPPER moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Henry W. Smith of Charleston, which was agreed to.
The following Bills and Joint Resolution were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate.
H. 3632 -- Reps. Jennings, Harwell, Knotts, Klauber and Shissias: A BILL TO CONFORM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW TO THE NEW SOUTH CAROLINA RULES OF EVIDENCE WHICH TAKE EFFECT SEPTEMBER 3, 1995, BY AMENDING SECTION 15-75-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE IMPUTATION TO A FEMALE OF A WANT OF CHASTITY SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO THE RULES OF EVIDENCE AT COMMON LAW; BY AMENDING SECTION 19-11-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE COMPETENCY OF SPOUSES AS WITNESSES IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SPOUSES ARE COMPETENT TO BE WITNESSES BECAUSE UNDER THE NEW RULES OF EVIDENCE EVERY PERSON IS DEEMED COMPETENT TO BE A WITNESS UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED; BY AMENDING SECTION 19-11-50, RELATING TO THE TESTIMONY OF A DEFENDANT IN CRIMINAL CASES, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS MAY TESTIFY; BY AMENDING SECTION 19-21-50, RELATING TO PROOF OF LOST PAPERS SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO THE PROOF OF LOST PAPERS ACCORDING TO THE RULES OF EVIDENCE EXISTING AT COMMON LAW; BY AMENDING SECTION 24-21-990, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE RESTORATION OF A PERSON'S CIVIL RIGHTS UPON A PARDON, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR HIS RIGHT TO TESTIFY WITHOUT HAVING HIS CONVICTION INTRODUCED FOR IMPEACHMENT PURPOSES; AND BY REPEALING SECTIONS 19-1-40, 19-1-50, 19-5-410, 19-11-10, 19-11-25, 19-11-40, 19-11-60, AND 19-11-70 RELATING TO VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF LAW IN REGARD TO EVIDENTIARY MATTERS IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
H. 3023 -- Reps. Byrd, Baxley, Lloyd and Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 10 TO TITLE 44, CHAPTER 43, SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE ORGAN AND TISSUE DONOR PROGRAM WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL; AND TO ADD SECTION 56-1-143 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND TAXATION SHALL OFFER PERSONS OBTAINING OR RENEWING A DRIVER'S LICENSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE ONE DOLLAR TO THE ORGAN AND TISSUE PROGRAM AND THESE FUNDS MUST BE CREDITED TO AN ACCOUNT IN THE STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE FOR USE BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR THIS PROGRAM.
H. 3135 -- Reps. Hodges, Tucker, Knotts, Inabinett, Baxley and Whatley: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-28-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF RESERVE POLICE OFFICERS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE CHIEF, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE MUNICIPALITY, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPENSATION OF RESERVE POLICE OFFICERS.
H. 3170 -- Reps. Govan, Simrill, Inabinett, Lloyd and Hines: A JOINT RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND THE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ALLOWING MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO RETIRE AT ANY AGE WITHOUT PENALTY ON ATTAINING AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF CREDITED SERVICE AND TO REQUIRE THE STUDY'S FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS TO BE REPORTED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 15, 1995.
H. 3343 -- Rep. Rogers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-11-610, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COMPUTATION OF ANNUAL LEAVE ALLOWED STATE EMPLOYEES, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION LIMITING THE MAXIMUM ANNUAL LEAVE ALLOWED IN ONE YEAR TO THIRTY DAYS.
H. 3364 -- Reps. Tucker, P. Harris, McAbee and Carnell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 21 IN TITLE 25, RELATING TO MILITARY, CIVIL DEFENSE, AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE VETERANS' TRUST FUND OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND PROVIDE FOR ITS POWERS, DUTIES, AND GOVERNANCE; AND TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 12-7-2417 SO AS TO PROVIDE A DESIGNATION ON STATE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX FORMS ENABLING A TAXPAYER TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE VETERANS' TRUST FUND OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
H. 3731 -- Reps. Cooper, Kinon, Askins, Quinn, Herdklotz, Neilson, Scott, Cobb-Hunter, Hines, Keyserling, Inabinett, Bailey, Mason, Easterday, Rogers, Wilder, Moody-Lawrence, White, Cato, Shissias, J. Harris, Stuart, Hutson, Wright, Koon, Allison, Trotter, Gamble, McCraw, Lloyd, Byrd, Littlejohn, Wells, Howard, J. Brown, Haskins, Limehouse, Phillips, Elliott, Seithel, Whatley and S. Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-11-83, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PAYROLL DEDUCTION FOR DUES OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES' ASSOCIATION, SO AS TO ALSO AUTHORIZE A PAYROLL DEDUCTION FOR THE DUES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA TROOPERS' ASSOCIATION.
H. 3774 -- Rep. Rogers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-11-620, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ANNUAL LEAVE AND A LUMP-SUM PAYMENT ALLOWED TO A STATE EMPLOYEE UPON TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT, DEATH, OR RETIREMENT, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE AN EMPLOYEE, UPON TERMINATION TO RECEIVE A LUMP-SUM PAYMENT FOR UNUSED LEAVE, NOT TO EXCEED FORTY-FIVE DAYS WITHOUT REGARD TO THE EARNED LEAVE TAKEN DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR IN WHICH THE EMPLOYEE TERMINATES.
H. 3901 -- Reps. Harrell, Fleming, Cobb-Hunter, Seithel, A. Young, Limbaugh, Wilkins, Wofford, Hallman, H. Brown, Cain, Cotty, Martin, D. Smith, Fulmer, L. Whipper, Shissias, Quinn, McCraw, Knotts, Stuart, Harrison, Sheheen, Huff, Klauber, Beatty, Limehouse, Whatley, Harwell, Hodges, J. Young, Govan, Herdklotz, Jennings, Richardson, Hutson, Delleney and McElveen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-51-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REDEMPTION OF REAL PROPERTY SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE INTEREST RATE FROM EIGHT TO TWELVE PERCENT IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS OF THE REDEMPTION PERIOD FOR ALL REAL PROPERTY NOT ASSESSED AS OWNER-OCCUPIED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
H. 4008 -- Reps. Govan, Cave, Cobb-Hunter, Stuart, Rhoad and Sharpe: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 346 OF 1975, RELATING TO THE TRICOUNTY COMMISSION ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE, SO AS TO REVISE THE COMPOSITION OF THE COMMISSION; TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE CHAIRMANSHIP MUST ROTATE; TO ADD ADDITIONAL POWERS AND DUTIES; TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF COPIES OF THE COMMISSION AUDIT REPORT; AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL MEMBERS CURRENTLY SERVING ON THE COMMISSION CONTINUE TO SERVE UNTIL THE EXPIRATION OF THEIR CURRENT TERMS.
At 10:30 A.M. the House in accordance with the motion of Rep. L. WHIPPER adjourned in memory of Henry W. Smith of Charleston, to meet at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, April 25.
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