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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:
Almighty God, from age to age the same, help us to live our best one moment at a time. When we do wrong, forgive us; when we make mistakes, correct us; when we fall, lift us up. Help us to serve God with gladness, gratitude and humility. Grant us the wisdom to live by the prophet's injunction "to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God". Protect us from all danger as we travel, in our work and in our play. Grant us Your peace, both now and always. 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. 3804 (Word version) -- Reps. Knotts, Whatley, Seithel, Koon, McGee, Wilkins, Harrison, Allison, Altman, Askins, Bales, Barrett, Battle, Bauer, Beck, H. Brown, J. Brown, T. Brown, Campsen, Carnell, Cato, Chellis, Clyburn, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Edge, Emory, Fleming, Gilham, Gourdine, Hamilton, Haskins, Hawkins, Hinson, Inabinett, Jennings, Keegan, Kennedy, Kirsh, Klauber, Law, Leach, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Lourie, Lucas, Mason, McCraw, M. McLeod, Meacham, Miller, Neal, Neilson, Ott, Phillips, Rhoad, Rice, Riser, Robinson, Rodgers, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scott, Sharpe, Sheheen, Simrill, D. Smith, J. Smith, Stuart, Taylor, Tripp, Trotter, Walker, Webb, Whipper, Wilder, Woodrum and Young-Brickell: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 23, TITLE 16, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO WEAPONS, BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 SO AS TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS RELATING TO BOMBS AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, TO PROHIBIT MANUFACTURE, TRANSPORTATION, POSSESSION, OR USE OF BOMBS AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
H. 3764 (Word version) -- Reps. Sheheen, Harrison, Altman and Delleney: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 14-1-215, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A RETIRED JUDGE OR JUSTICE BEING ASSIGNED BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT TO PRESIDE OVER CERTAIN CASES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN ACTIVE RETIRED JUDGE FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT HAS THE SAME POWERS AT CHAMBERS AS A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT.
H. 3870 (Word version) -- Reps. J. Smith, Harrison, Altman, Bailey, Bales, Campsen, Dantzler, Davenport, Edge, Emory, Harvin, Hayes, Keegan, Kelley, Lloyd, Lourie, Mack, Martin, McGee, Ott, Sandifer, Sharpe and Stuart: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 25, TITLE 17, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO JUDGMENT AGAINST PERSONS CONVICTED OF CRIME, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA NOTORIETY FOR PROFIT ACT" WHICH SHALL PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE RECOVERY OF PROFITS OBTAINED OR GENERATED FROM THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME BY ELIGIBLE PERSONS OR BY THE STATE OFFICE OF VICTIM ASSISTANCE AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 15-59-40 THROUGH 15-59-80, RELATING TO MONEYS PAID INTO COURT.
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. 577 (Word version) -- Senators McConnell, Leventis, Ryberg and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-19-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY NOT SEEK MORE THAN ONE JUDICIAL VACANCY AT THE SAME TIME.
S. 660 (Word version) -- Judiciary Committee: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 43-35-85, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ADULT PROTECTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILFULLY ABUSES, NEGLECTS, OR EXPLOITS A VULNERABLE ADULT IS GUILTY OF A FELONY AND MUST BE IMPRISONED NOT MORE THAN FIVE YEARS, TO FURTHER PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILFULLY ABUSES OR NEGLECTS A VULNERABLE ADULT RESULTING IN GREAT BODILY INJURY IS GUILTY OF A FELONY AND MUST BE IMPRISONED NOT MORE THAN FIFTEEN YEARS, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILFULLY ABUSES OR NEGLECTS A VULNERABLE ADULT RESULTING IN DEATH IS GUILTY OF A FELONY AND MUST BE IMPRISONED NOT MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS; TO AMEND SECTION 16-1-90, RELATING TO CRIMES CLASSIFIED AS FELONIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ABUSE, OR NEGLECT OF A VULNERABLE ADULT RESULTING IN DEATH IS A CLASS A FELONY, TO FURTHER PROVIDE THAT ABUSE OR NEGLECT OF A VULNERABLE ADULT RESULTING IN GREAT BODILY INJURY IS A CLASS D FELONY, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE THAT ABUSE, NEGLECT, OR EXPOITATION OF A VULNERABLE ADULT IS A CLASS F FELONY; AND TO ADD SECTION 16-3-1050, SO AS TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR ABUSE, NEGLECT, OR EXPLOITATION OF A VULNERABLE ADULT.
At 10:20 A. M. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, May 18.
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