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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:
Remain near to us, Lord God, as we endeavor in this prayer to draw nearer to You. Take from us all petty desires and remove far from us all selfish endeavors that we may "abide under the shadow of the Almighty" (Psalm 91:1). Make us clean in mind, wholesome in speech, firm in faith, strong to do the right as You reveal to us what is right, ready to serve You and our people - with all our might.
Thus may we be worthy of the unique positions we hold that justice and goodwill may be and abide here and everywhere.
To You, Lord, we lift our praise and thanksgiving. Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
The following Joint Resolution 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. 347 -- Senator Alexander: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON AUGUST 15 AND 16, 1996, BY THE STUDENTS OF CERTAIN SCHOOLS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OCONEE COUNTY DUE TO INCOMPLETE SCHOOL RENOVATIONS, AND THE SCHOOL DAY MISSED ON AUGUST 15, 1996, BY THE STUDENTS OF CERTAIN OTHER SCHOOLS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OCONEE COUNTY FOR SCHOOL YEAR 1996-97 DUE TO A TRAIN DERAILMENT WHICH REQUIRED THE EVACUATION OF THESE SCHOOLS ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE MAKE-UP REQUIREMENT OF THE DEFINED MINIMUM PLAN THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES BE MADE UP.
The following Bills and Joint Resolution were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate.
H. 3459 -- Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, RELATING TO FOOD STAMP PROGRAM ELECTRONIC BENEFITS TRANSFER, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 2101, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
H. 3233 -- Rep. Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 17, CHAPTER 13 OF TITLE 7, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXPLANATIONS OF PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS, SO AS TO INCLUDE PROCEDURES FOR EXPLANATIONS OF STATE AND LOCAL REFERENDUM QUESTIONS WHEN DEEMED NECESSARY.
H. 3317 -- Reps. Bailey, Young-Brickell, Allison, Altman, Askins, Barfield, Barrett, Battle, Bauer, Boan, Bowers, Breeland, G. Brown, H. Brown, T. Brown, Carnell, Cato, Chellis, Cobb-Hunter, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Easterday, Edge, Felder, Fleming, Gamble, Gourdine, Hamilton, Harrell, Harrison, Harvin, Haskins, Hawkins, Hinson, Inabinett, Jordan, Keegan, Kennedy, Kinon, Kirsh, Klauber, Knotts, Lanford, Law, Leach, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Lloyd, Maddox, Martin, Mason, McCraw, McLeod, Meacham, Miller, Moody-Lawrence, Mullen, Neal, Neilson, Parks, Phillips, Pinckney, Quinn, Rhoad, Rice, Riser, Robinson, Rodgers, Sandifer, Scott, Seithel, Sharpe, Sheheen, Simrill, D. Smith, J. Smith, R. Smith, Spearman, Stille, Stoddard, Stuart, Townsend, Tripp, Trotter, Webb, Whatley, Wilder, Wilkes, Wilkins, Witherspoon, Woodrum and Young: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-6-405 SO AS TO PROVIDE REIMBURSEMENT TO A MUNICIPALITY OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY FOR COSTS EXPENDED ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ATTENDING THE MANDATORY TRAINING PROGRAM REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 6, TITLE 23.
H. 3240 -- Reps. Spearman, Wilkins, Beck, Edge, Altman, Bauer, Barfield, Barrett, Knotts, Rice, Harrell, Young-Brickell, Meacham, Limehouse, Klauber, Young, Sandifer, Mullen, Stuart, McCraw, Harrison, Mason, Allison, Davenport, Townsend, Martin, Kelley, Riser, Witherspoon, Hawkins, Keegan, Campsen, Rodgers, Chellis and Seithel: A BILL TO ENACT "THE SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL SAFETY ACT OF 1997" INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-612 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A STUDENT COMMITS AN ASSAULT AND BATTERY THAT IS NOT AGGRAVATED ON SCHOOL GROUNDS OR AT A SCHOOL-SPONSORED EVENT AGAINST ANY PERSON AFFILIATED WITH THE SCHOOL IN AN OFFICIAL CAPACITY, THE STUDENT IS GUILTY OF THE CRIME OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON SCHOOL PERSONNEL AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION; TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-7210, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO JUVENILE DETENTION PROCEDURES, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A CHILD TO BE DETAINED IN A SECURE JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY IF THE CHILD COMMITS AN ASSAULT AND BATTERY OF ANY KIND ON SCHOOL GROUNDS OR AT A SCHOOL-SPONSORED EVENT AGAINST ANYONE AFFILIATED WITH THE SCHOOL IN AN OFFICIAL CAPACITY; TO AMEND SECTION 22-3-560, RELATING TO A MAGISTRATE'S AUTHORITY TO PUNISH ASSAULTS AND BATTERIES AND OTHER BREACHES OF THE PEACE AND EXCEPTIONS THERETO, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON SCHOOL PERSONNEL SHALL BE PUNISHED AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 16-3-612; TO ADD SECTION 59-63-370 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE TO NOTIFY CERTAIN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS OF A STUDENT'S CONVICTION OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON SCHOOL PERSONNEL OR OF ANY VIOLENT CRIME; TO ADD SECTION 59-63-380 SO AS TO GRANT CIVIL AND CRIMINAL IMMUNITY TO PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH A SCHOOL IN AN OFFICIAL CAPACITY MAKING A REPORT OF A SCHOOL-RELATED CRIME IN GOOD FAITH; AND TO ADD SECTION 59-63-390 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR OF EACH SCHOOL TO INCLUDE A SUMMARY OF THE SCHOOL CRIME REPORT ACT AND THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 16-3-612 IN THE SCHOOL'S STUDENT HANDBOOK EACH YEAR.
At 10:20 A.M. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, February 25.
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