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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:
Cause us, good Lord, to see each new day as like having a new, clean page on which to write. This day, like them all, is such a busy day. There is so much to do. Help us to pause in the midst of our busyness to give You thanks, to ask for Your help, and praise Your Name. Let us never forget Your gracious love, a love that will not let us go. When we are consumed with worry, empty us of fear and fill us with the assurance of Your constant and never failing presence.
Keep us always in Your care. 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. 3065 -- Reps. Limehouse, Baxley, Seithel, Altman, Whatley, Vaughn, Simrill, Harrell and Hinson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-852, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL MOLESTING OR KILLING OF BIRDS OF PREY, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION IF THE BIRD OF PREY IS A BALD EAGLE, AND PROVIDE THAT THE PERSON CONVICTED SHALL LOSE HIS HUNTING LICENSE AND BE PROHIBITED FROM HUNTING IN THIS STATE FOR A PERIOD OF FIFTEEN YEARS IF THE BALD EAGLE WAS KILLED AND FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS IF THE BALD EAGLE WAS MOLESTED.
H. 3180 -- Rep. Witherspoon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-17-665, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LIMITS ON THE AMOUNT OF SHRIMP AUTHORIZED TO BE TAKEN OVER BAIT, SO AS TO IMPOSE CATCH AND POSSESSION LIMITS ON SHRIMP, AND TO REVISE THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS INCLUDING THE FORFEITURE OF SPECIFIED PERSONAL PROPERTY FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS.
H. 3318 -- Reps. Townsend, Rhoad, Webb, Sharpe, Sandifer, Martin, Barrett and Witherspoon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 46-21-60 AND 46-21-70, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FOUNDATION SEED ORGANIZATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF FOSTERING THE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, AND DISTRIBUTION OF FOUNDATION HYBRID SEED CORN AND OTHER CROP SEED AND PROVIDE FOR THE COOPERATION OF VARIOUS OTHER AGENCIES IN CARRYING OUT THE PURPOSES OF THE FOUNDATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PURPOSE OF THE FOUNDATION IS AIMED AT THE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, AND DISTRIBUTION OF PURE VARIETIES OF CROP SEEDS AND PLANTS RATHER THAN FOUNDATION HYBRID SEED CORN AND OTHER CROP SEEDS, DELETE THE AUTHORITY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CROP IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION TO BE VESTED WITH CERTAIN POWERS, DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT AGENCIES COOPERATE WITH THE ASSOCIATION, EXCEPT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND ADD CLEMSON UNIVERSITY AS AN ENTITY RESPONSIBLE FOR CARRYING OUT THE PURPOSES OF SECTION 46-21-60.
H. 3351 -- Rep. Felder: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-704, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL USE OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS IN CERTAIN GAME ZONES TO OBSERVE OR HARASS WILDLIFE, SO AS TO INCLUDE GAME ZONE 3 AS A GAME ZONE TO WHICH THESE PROVISIONS APPLY.
H. 3420 -- Rep. Rhoad: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 47-6-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE IMPORTATION OF SWINE, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR RELIANCE ON PSEUDORABIES ERADICATION PROGRAM STANDARDS WHEN IMPORTING SWINE FOR FEEDING OR OTHER THAN FEEDING PURPOSES.
H. 3539 -- Reps. Klauber, Parks, Carnell and Stille: A BILL TO DISSOLVE THE GREENWOOD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND DEVOLVE ITS POWERS AND DUTIES, AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 15 OF TITLE 59, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COUNTY BOARDS OF EDUCATION, UPON THE GREENWOOD COUNTY COUNCIL FOR PURPOSES OF WINDING UP THE OPERATION AND AFFAIRS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
H. 3503 -- Reps. Tripp, Maddox, R. Smith, Wilder, Jordan, Townsend, Seithel, Baxley, Moody-Lawrence, Sandifer, Cobb-Hunter, Spearman, Askins, Neilson, Leach, Kennedy, Mason, Barrett, Inabinett, Hamilton, Knotts, Edge, Bailey, Cooper, Govan, Scott, Law, Hodges, Altman, Hawkins, Rice, Chellis, Stille, Neal, Kinon, Stoddard, Fleming, Miller, Robinson, D. Smith, Klauber, Carnell, Trotter, Lee, Martin, Whatley, Limehouse, Quinn, McMaster, Cato, Allison, Webb, Riser, Dantzler, Loftis, Lanford, Young-Brickell, Witherspoon, Harrell, Cromer, Harrison, Kelley, Gamble, Limbaugh, Parks, Keegan, Meacham, Simrill, Lloyd, McKay, McLeod, Harvin, Sharpe, Kirsh, Vaughn, J. Hines, McCraw, Bauer, Littlejohn, Jennings, Beck, Hinson, Battle and Davenport: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1300, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE PROVISIONS CONCERNING CAMPAIGN PRACTICES, SO AS TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "COMMITTEE" TO INCLUDE WITHIN THE DEFINITION A CORPORATION, AND INCLUDE THE INFLUENCING OF THE OUTCOME OF MATTERS CONSIDERED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHEN THE LIKENESS, IMAGE, VOICE, OR ENDORSEMENT OF A PUBLIC OFFICIAL IS USED; AND TO REQUIRE THAT AFFECTED ENTITIES ARE SUBJECT TO THE REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS UNDER ARTICLE 13, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8 FROM JULY 1, 1996, WHEN THE FIRST REPORT IS DUE AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT.
H. 3502 -- Judiciary Committee: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-41-85 SO AS TO MAKE THE PERFORMING OF A PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION UNLAWFUL AND A FELONY, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION, TO GRANT TO CERTAIN PERSONS A CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST THE PHYSICIAN OR OTHER PERSON UNLAWFULLY PERFORMING A PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION, AND TO STIPULATE THE TYPES OF DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE OBTAINED.
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. 61 -- Senator Holland: A BILL TO DISSOLVE THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO STUDY MANDATORY MINIMUM AND ALTERNATIVE SENTENCES CREATED BY THE CRIME BILL OF 1995.
At 10:30 A.M. the House in accordance with the motion of the Rep. H. BROWN adjourned to meet at 1:00 P.M., Monday, March 3 in Statewide Session.
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