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The House assembled at 10:00 a.m.
Deliberations were opened with prayer as follows:
Eternal God, Who has spoken to Your people at creation, from Mt. Sinai and from the Light at Bethlehem, speak to us Your truths for our present age. Grant to us clean thoughts and words and worthy motives. And since this new day is an unearned gift from Your good and gracious hand, enable us to use each moment of it well. Lead us as we evaluate options, reconcile differences. Keep us from wasting time on the wrong things or on things that do not matter. From the beginning of this day to the end of it help us fervently "to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God." Look with favor, Lord, upon this our prayer offered in thanksgiving. Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
The following Bills and Joint Resolution 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. 220 (Word version) -- Senator Leatherman: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE APPEALS PROCEDURE FOR ACTIONS BY THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SETOFF OF A DEBT AGAINST A TAXPAYER'S REFUND IS GOVERNED BY TITLE 26 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE, NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROCEDURE PRESCRIBED IN CHAPTER 56 OF TITLE 12 FOR THE SETOFF DEBT COLLECTION ACT.
S. 198 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman, Martin, Giese, Mescher, McConnell, J. V. Smith, Thomas, Verdin, Branton and Richardson: A BILL TO RATIFY AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 3, ARTICLE X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO ALLOW THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY TO IMPOSE A SALES AND USE TAX TO EXEMPT PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES, MOTORCYCLES, GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT, BOATS, AND BOAT MOTORS FROM PROPERTY TAX LEVIED IN THE COUNTY AND TO ALLOW THIS EXEMPTION ONLY PURSUANT TO A REFERENDUM HELD IN THE COUNTY IN THE MANNER THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROVIDES BY LAW.
S. 199 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman, Peeler, Giese, McConnell, Wilson, Mescher, Ravenel, Richardson, Waldrep, Branton, Ritchie, Martin, Alexander, Verdin, Grooms, Reese and Courson: A BILL TO RATIFY AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1(8), ARTICLE X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO ASSESSMENT RATIOS AND CLASSES OF PROPERTY FOR PURPOSES OF THE PROPERTY TAX, SO AS TO ESTABLISH A NEW CLASS OF PROPERTY CONSISTING OF PERSONAL MOTOR VEHICLES WHICH MUST BE TITLED BY A STATE OR FEDERAL AGENCY AND LIMITED TO PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES AND PICKUP TRUCKS AS DEFINED BY LAW ASSESSED FOR PROPERTY TAX AT NINE AND SEVENTY-FIVE HUNDREDTHS PERCENT OF FAIR MARKET VALUE REDUCED IN ANNUAL INCREMENTS OF SEVENTY-FIVE HUNDREDTHS OF ONE PERCENT OVER SIX YEARS TO A PERMANENT RATE OF SIX PERCENT OF FAIR MARKET VALUE AND TO PROVIDE THAT THESE REVISED ASSESSMENT RATIOS AND THE NEW CLASS OF PROPERTY APPLIES FOR PROPERTY TAX YEARS BEGINNING AFTER 2001 OR IN EARLIER TAX YEARS AS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY PROVIDE BY LAW.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate:
H. 3224 (Word version) -- Reps. Altman and Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-15-115 SO AS TO PROVIDE A FORFEITURE PROCEDURE WITH RESPECT TO CASH THAT IS CONFISCATED FROM A PERSON ARRESTED FOR A PROSTITUTION VIOLATION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-110, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR PROSTITUTION VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CASH CONFISCATED PURSUANT TO AN ARREST FOR PROSTITUTION IS SUBJECT TO FORFEITURE.
H. 3259 (Word version) -- Reps. W. D. Smith, Wilkins, Harrison, Harrell, J. Brown, Townsend, Sharpe, Miller and Edge: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1355 SO AS TO DEFINE AND REGULATE A PUSH-POLL AND PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
At 10:30 a.m. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, February 27.
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