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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:
Our Father God, we thank You for this new day with its new outlook, new opportunities, and new frontiers. Put within us the will to do well what lies ahead. Help us to order our lives that we have time for prayer and time for people seeing friends as among the most valuable of life's assets. Deliver us from being too easily discouraged, from giving up, or giving in too soon. Above all, inspire us to do Your bidding with all our might, that when evening comes we may have peace in our hearts and wisdom for the days yet to come.
Lead us, then, this day and every day. 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. 4537 -- Reps. Hutson, Cromer, Limehouse, Herdklotz, Seithel, R. Smith, Simrill, Littlejohn, Sharpe, Bailey, Young-Brickell, Wofford, Fulmer, Rhoad, Inabinett, Walker, Davenport, Witherspoon, Sandifer, Waldrop, Riser, Dantzler, Law, Allison, J. Harris and Kinon: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 20-7-2725 SO AS TO PROHIBIT DAY CARE CENTERS FROM EMPLOYING PERSONS CONVICTED OF CERTAIN CRIMES, TO CREATE A CRIMINAL OFFENSE WHEN A PERSON CONVICTED OF CERTAIN CRIMES APPLIES TO OR IS EMPLOYED BY A DAY CARE CENTER, TO REQUIRE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS TO INCLUDE A STATEMENT REGARDING THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE, TO REQUIRE FINGERPRINT REVIEWS FOR EMPLOYEES AND CAREGIVERS, TO ALLOW TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT PENDING RESULTS OF THE REVIEWS, AND TO WAIVE FINGERPRINT REVIEWS FOR PERSONS CONTINUOUSLY EMPLOYED IN DAY CARE CENTERS FOR ONE YEAR PRIOR TO THIS ACT'S EFFECTIVE DATE; BY ADDING SECTION 20-7-3092 SO AS TO EXEMPT FROM THE FINGERPRINT REVIEW REQUIREMENTS CERTIFIED EDUCATION PERSONNEL AND LICENSED FOSTER PARENTS WHO HAVE UNDERGONE FINGERPRINT REVIEWS; BY AMENDING SECTIONS 20-7-2730, 20-7-2740, 20-7-2800, 20-7-2810, 20-7-2850, 20-7-2860, AND 20-7-2900, ALL AS AMENDED, AND ALL RELATING TO DAY CARE LICENSING, APPROVAL, REGISTRATIONS, AND RENEWALS, SO AS TO DELETE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSOLIDATION, PROVISIONS RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT IN DAY CARE CENTERS; AND BY AMENDING SECTION 20-7-2905, RELATING TO FEES FOR CRIMINAL HISTORY REVIEWS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION FROM CHARGING MORE THAN THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOR THESE REVIEWS.
H. 4614 -- Reps. Kelley, Easterday, Allison and Moody-Lawrence: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 7, CHAPTER 20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CHILDREN, SO AS TO ENACT THE CHILDREN'S CODE REFORM ACT OF 1996.
H. 4445 -- Reps. Harrison, Baxley, Martin, D. Smith, Wofford, Jennings, Kelley and J. Young: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-320, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROCEDURES IN CONTESTED CASES UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL CONTESTED CASE PROCEEDINGS BEFORE AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE DIVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-330, RELATING TO EVIDENTIARY MATTERS IN CONTESTED CASES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STANDARD OF PROOF SHALL BE THE PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE EXCEPT IN PROFESSIONAL LICENSING CASES IN WHICH THE STANDARD OF PROOF SHALL BE CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-570, RELATING TO THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE DIVISION BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DIVISION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHIEF JUDGE SHALL ASSIGN JUDGES TO HEAR ALL CASES RATHER THAN CONTESTED CASES COMING BEFORE THE DIVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-580, RELATING TO THE CLERK OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE DIVISION AND OTHER SUPPORT STAFF, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE AUTHORITY OF THE CHIEF JUDGE TO HIRE AND SUPERVISE CERTAIN SUPPORT STAFF, AND TO PROVIDE THAT EACH ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE MAY APPOINT, HIRE, CONTRACT, AND SUPERVISE AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AS INDIVIDUALLY ALLOTTED AND AUTHORIZED IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-650, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RULES OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE DIVISION, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THESE RULES AND THEIR PROMULGATION AND REVIEW; AND TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-160, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO JURISDICTION OF THE CIRCUIT COURT TO RESTRAIN VIOLATIONS OF COASTAL ZONE PROVISIONS, SO AS TO TRANSFER THIS JURISDICTION TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE DIVISION.
H. 3671 -- Rep. Askins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-930, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SALES TAX DUE ON THE SALE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE TO A RESIDENT OF ANOTHER STATE FOR LICENSING IN THE OTHER STATE, SO AS TO EXTEND THIS CALCULATION OF THE TAX DUE TO BOATS AND MOTORS SOLD TO A RESIDENT OF ANOTHER STATE FOR LICENSING IN THE OTHER STATE.
H. 4569 -- Reps. Gamble, Koon, Hallman, Lanford, Vaughn, Keegan, Boan, H. Brown and R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 9-1-1140, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ESTABLISHING SERVICE CREDIT IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR MATERNITY LEAVE, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO ESTABLISH SUCH CREDIT AN EMPLOYEE MUST NOT BE ABSENT FROM WORK FOR A PERIOD GREATER THAN TWO YEARS FOR EACH PREGNANCY.
H. 4737 -- Reps. Chamblee, Lanford, Kirsh, Harrison, Wofford and Trotter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-11-425 SO AS TO REQUIRE APPROVAL BY THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD FOR REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES, TO PROVIDE CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL, AND TO ESTABLISH THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COUNCIL TO ASSIST THE BOARD; TO ADD SECTION 59-7-70 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE TRANSFER OF TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION EQUIPMENT PURCHASED BY SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION FOR SCHOOLS TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS; TO ADD SECTION 59-7-80 SO AS TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS THAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION MUST SATISFY TO COMPLY WITH SUNSET REVIEW RECOMMENDATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-7-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SCETV COMMISSION, SO AS TO FURTHER DELINEATE CRITERIA FOR MEMBERS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-7-20, RELATING TO ADVISORY COMMITTEES OF THE SCETV COMMISSION, SO AS TO REVISE THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE STRUCTURE, TO DIRECT THE SCETV COMMISSION, WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCETV COMMISSION IS REAUTHORIZED UNDER SECTION 1-20-60.
The following Bill was taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments.
S. 1101 -- Senator Holland: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO APPOINTMENT AND REMOVAL OF MEMBERS OF BOARDS OF VOTER REGISTRATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS MUST COMPLETE A TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM CONDUCTED BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-35, RELATING TO ELECTION AND REGISTRATION COMMISSIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS MUST COMPLETE A TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM CONDUCTED BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-70, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION AND MANAGERS OF ELECTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT COMMISSIONERS MUST COMPLETE A TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM CONDUCTED BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, TO FURTHER DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MANAGERS; AND TO ADD SECTION 7-13-72, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MANAGERS AND CLERKS.
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. 1041 -- Senators Gregory, Ryberg, Courson, Wilson, Martin, Greg Smith and O'Dell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-65 SO AS TO GRANT EMPLOYERS IMMUNITY, BOTH ABSOLUTE AND QUALIFIED DEPENDING ON THE SCOPE OF THE INFORMATION, FOR RESPONDING TO PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYERS' REQUESTS FOR REFERENCES.
S. 1072 -- Senators Matthews, Washington, Ford and Glover: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO EXTEND THE EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN NONPROFIT HOUSING CORPORATIONS TO PROPERTY OF SUCH CORPORATIONS DEVOTED EXCLUSIVELY TO PROVIDING RENTAL OR COOPERATIVE HOUSING AND RELATED FACILITIES FOR ELDERLY OR HANDICAPPED PERSONS OR FAMILIES OF LOW OR MODERATE INCOME IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL HOUSING LAW.
At 10:45 A.M. the House in accordance with the motion of Rep. J. BROWN adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, April 9 in Statewide Session.
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