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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:
We thank You, Heavenly Father, for these quiet moments of prayer. Show us that wisdom may come in silence as in speaking, in waiting as in working, in walking as in running. May no moment be wasted, no session be unimportant, no work devoid of meaning, no task without significance. Keep our minds focused on Your truths and our wills open to Your way. Hold before us worthy goals, and move us to an increasing commitment to selfless service.
And so may we legislate under Your guidance and with Your help. 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. 3160 -- Rep. Witherspoon: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 50-11-745 AND 50-13-1199 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES A PROCEDURE TO RELEASE CERTAIN PROPERTY CONFISCATED FROM VIOLATORS OF GAME AND FISH PROVISIONS TO INNOCENT OWNERS OR LIENHOLDERS AND TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO MAINTAIN OR DISPOSE OF CERTAIN UNCLAIMED PROPERTY.
H. 3184 -- Rep. Davenport: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-600, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL DESTRUCTION OR DESECRATION OF HUMAN REMAINS OR REPOSITORIES AND THE PENALTIES THEREFOR, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MONETARY PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS AND REQUIRE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE WHERE THE OFFENSE IS A MISDEMEANOR.
H. 3064 -- Reps. Wilkins, Haskins, Sharpe, Townsend, Meacham, Carnell, Quinn, Harrison, Cato, J. Brown, Vaughn, D. Smith, H. Brown, Stille, Kirsh, Cotty, Young-Brickell, Sandifer, Witherspoon, Baxley, Simrill, Seithel, Bailey, Robinson, Walker, Stuart, Altman, Harrell, Riser, Rodgers, Gamble, Harvin and Littlejohn: A BILL RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 16, ARTICLE X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO PUBLIC-FUNDED RETIREMENT SYSTEMS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE INVESTMENT AND REINVESTMENT OF ASSETS OF THE VARIOUS STATE-OPERATED RETIREMENT SYSTEMS IN EQUITY SECURITIES OF CORPORATIONS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES REGISTERED ON A NATIONAL SECURITIES EXCHANGE OR QUOTED THROUGH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECURITIES DEALERS AUTOMATIC QUOTATIONS SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS INVESTMENT PANEL AND PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PANEL SHALL NOT EXIST UNTIL THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENACTS IMPLEMENTING LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING THE PANEL, PROVIDING THE TERMS, DUTIES, AND COMPENSATION OF ITS MEMBERS, AUTHORIZING THE INVESTMENTS ALLOWED PURSUANT TO THIS AMENDMENT AND WHICH ALSO MAY PROVIDE THOSE LIMITATIONS ON INVESTMENTS IN EQUITY SECURITIES CONSIDERED PRUDENT BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
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. 64 -- Senator Holland: A BILL TO RATIFY AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE OR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; AND TO RATIFY AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1, ARTICLE VI RELATING TO THE ELIGIBILITY FOR OFFICE OF ANY PERSON POPULARLY ELECTED TO ANY OFFICE OF THIS STATE OR THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON IS ELIGIBLE FOR THESE OFFICES WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY UNDER STATE OR FEDERAL LAW OR A VIOLATION OF CERTAIN ELECTION LAWS, INCLUDING A PLEA OF GUILTY OR NOLO CONTENDERE TO THESE OFFENSES, AND PROVIDE THAT THIS PROHIBITION DOES NOT APPLY TO A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN PARDONED UNDER STATE OR FEDERAL LAW OR TO A PERSON WHO FILES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE FIFTEEN YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE COMPLETION DATE OF SERVICE OF THE SENTENCE, INCLUDING PROBATION AND PAROLE TIME, NOR SHALL ANY PERSON SERVING IN OFFICE PRIOR TO THE RATIFICATION OF THESE AMENDMENTS BE REQUIRED TO VACATE THE OFFICE TO WHICH HE IS ELECTED.
At 10:20 A.M. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, February 18.
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