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The House assembled at 10:00 a.m.
Deliberations were opened with prayer as follows:
O God, out of the uncertainties of this world we come into Your presence to pray. We are thankful for all that You constantly and without ceasing do for us. From these moments of prayer, send us forth to be better citizens of our beloved State. Give us patience, O Lord, lest we demand too much of others. Allow us a higher sensitivity of the needs of all people and a deeper fellowship with You. Keep us ever loyal to the good within us, always more aware of Whose we are than who we are. Shine upon us, O Spirit of Light, to drive from us the darkness of doubt, fear and ill will. In the Lord's name we pray. Amen.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate:
H. 3653 (Word version) -- Reps. Campsen and Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 13-17-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA RESEARCH AUTHORITY, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT ITS PRINCIPAL OFFICE BE LOCATED IN COLUMBIA; TO AMEND SECTION 13-17-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES, REPORTS, AND MEETINGS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHAIRMAN DETERMINES WHEN AND WHERE THE BOARD HOLDS ITS REGULAR MEETINGS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 13-17-60, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY'S TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ITS CHAIRMAN DETERMINES WHEN AND WHERE THE ADVISORY BOARD MEETS.
H. 3756 (Word version) -- Reps. Wilkins and Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-420, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FAMILY COURT JURISDICTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FAMILY COURT HAS EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION TO HEAR AND DETERMINE MATTERS RELATING TO THE VALIDITY OF PREMARITAL AGREEMENTS AND THE EFFECT OF THESE AGREEMENTS ON ISSUES OTHERWISE WITHIN FAMILY COURT JURISDICTION.
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. 289 (Word version) -- Senators McConnell, Moore and Ritchie: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-19-80, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NOMINATING PROCESS OF QUALIFIED JUDICIAL CANDIDATES TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO REQUIRE A TWO-WEEK PERIOD BETWEEN THE DATE OF THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION'S NOMINATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE DATE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONDUCTS THE ELECTION FOR THESE JUDGESHIPS.
S. 70 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes, Elliott, Reese and Branton: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-13-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE CODE COMMISSIONER, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE CODE COMMISSIONER TO ANNOTATE IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS ALL UNPUBLISHED FEDERAL OPINIONS DECIDED IN THE DISTRICT WHICH HAVE BEEN SENT TO HIM BY THE CHIEF FEDERAL DISTRICT JUDGE IF THESE OPINIONS AFFECT THE INTERPRETATION OR INVALIDATIONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA STATUTES.
At 10:25 a.m. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, April 10.
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