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The House assembled at 10:00 a.m.
Deliberations were opened with prayer as follows:
Almighty God, Guardian of our lives, be with us not only during these moments of prayer but during our working hours as well. Quicken within us noble impulses, worthy purposes and wise actions. Give us hearts free from malice and filled with charity and good will. If we have offended any of our fellow beings or underrated Your forgiveness, have mercy on us. If we have mistrusted your guidance, distorted Your power or ignored Your beckoning, good Lord, forgive. If we have squandered time, avoided challenges or misused people, forgive us. Move amongst us to give understanding and strength for all our days and for every experience. May we use this day to honor and hallow Your Name. 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. 4133 (Word version) -- Reps. McGee and Coates: A BILL TO REVISE THE MANNER IN WHICH MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FLORENCE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 ARE ELECTED BEGINNING WITH THE 2002 ELECTION, TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THEIR TERMS OF OFFICE, AND THE FILLING OF VACANCIES; AND TO AMEND ACT 239 OF 1981, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FLORENCE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1, AND THE BUDGET OF THE DISTRICT, SO AS TO REVISE THE MANNER IN WHICH ANNUAL SCHOOL MILLAGE ABOVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT MUST BE APPROVED BY THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE DISTRICT AND TO DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD WHICH ARE INCONSISTENT WITH THE ABOVE PROVISIONS.
H. 3948 (Word version) -- Reps. Campsen, Loftis, Cotty, Tripp, Limehouse, Lourie, Altman, Cato, Chellis, Easterday, Hamilton, Harrell, Leach, Lucas, Ott, Rice, Robinson, Scarborough, D. C. Smith, Stille, Townsend and McLeod: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 59, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EDUCATION, BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE INVESTMENT ACCOUNT (SCCIA) PROGRAM TO ESTABLISH A COLLEGE INVESTMENT PLAN FOR QUALIFIED HIGHER EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES; TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFICE OF STATE TREASURER SHALL MANAGE THE SCCIA PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THE PROGRAM SHALL OPERATE; TO PROVIDE FOR AND DEFINE SAVINGS TRUST AGREEMENTS; TO PROVIDE THAT CONTRIBUTIONS TO A SAVINGS TRUST AGREEMENT ARE DEDUCTIBLE FROM SOUTH CAROLINA INCOME SUBJECT TO TAX UP TO SPECIFIED LIMITS; AND PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.
H. 3383 (Word version) -- Reps. Coates, Allison, Barfield, Barrett, Battle, Bingham, Bowers, Harvin, Hayes, J. Hines, Koon, Lucas, McGee, Owens, Sandifer, Scarborough, Sharpe, Sheheen, Sinclair, G. M. Smith, J. R. Smith, Talley, Thompson, Walker, Weeks, Witherspoon and White: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS GENERALLY INCLUDING THE EXEMPTION FOR THE SALE OF NATURAL GAS, LP GAS, AND ELECTRICITY TO PRODUCE CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OR ANIMALS SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SUCH EXEMPTION ALSO INCLUDES THE SALE OF PROPANE GAS FOR THIS PURPOSE AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE SALE OF THESE GASES OR ELECTRICITY TO PRODUCE AGRICULTURAL PLANTS IN GREENHOUSES THAT WILL SUBSEQUENTLY BE REPLANTED IS ALSO EXEMPT FROM THE SALES TAX.
H. 4003 (Word version) -- Reps. Barfield, Limehouse, Whipper, Allison, Askins, Bales, Barrett, Battle, Bingham, Bowers, G. Brown, J. Brown, R. Brown, Campsen, Carnell, Cato, Chellis, Clyburn, Coates, Cobb-Hunter, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Edge, Emory, Fleming, Freeman, Frye, Gilham, Govan, Hamilton, Harrell, Harvin, Hayes, J. Hines, Hosey, Jennings, Keegan, Kelley, Kirsh, Klauber, Knotts, Koon, Leach, Lee, Lloyd, Loftis, Lucas, Martin, McCraw, McGee, McLeod, Meacham-Richardson, Merrill, Miller, Moody-Lawrence, J. M. Neal, Ott, Owens, Parks, Phillips, Rhoad, Riser, Rivers, Robinson, Rodgers, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scarborough, Sharpe, Sheheen, D. C. Smith, F. N. Smith, J. R. Smith, Stille, Taylor, Thompson, Tripp, Vaughn, Webb, Weeks, Whatley, White, Witherspoon and A. Young: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-47-280 TO ENACT THE "ACCESS TO MEDICAL TREATMENT ACT" SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT INDIVIDUALS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE PROVIDED WITH EXPERIMENTAL OR NONCONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR A POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING OR CHRONICALLY DISABLING DISEASE IF THE TREATING PHYSICIAN AGREES TO THE TREATMENT, TO PROVIDE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH A PHYSICIAN MAY PROVIDE SUCH TREATMENT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT TREATING A PERSON IN COMPLIANCE WITH THIS SECTION IS NOT IN ITSELF UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.
H. 3817 (Word version) -- Reps. J. Brown, Bales, Hayes, Limehouse, Mack and Rhoad: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-33-980 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE LICENSED NURSES TO TRAIN AND SUPERVISE SELECTED UNLICENSED PERSONS TO PROVIDE ORAL AND TOPICAL MEDICATIONS, REGULARLY SCHEDULED INSULIN, AND PRESCRIBED ANAPHYLACTIC TREATMENTS IN COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES.
The following Bills and Joint Resolutions 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. 316 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Hayes, Ryberg, Wilson and McGill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-48-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY TO CONTRACT FOR HOUSING AND CARE OF INMATES UNDER THE COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS INCENTIVE ACT, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO CONTRACT TO HAVE CONSTRUCTED OR FUND ALL OR A PORTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES IF FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED; SECTION 2-48-30, RELATING TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITY PROVIDING LAND FOR A COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THESE FACILITIES AND TO CONTRACT WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO FUND CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH A COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; SECTION 2-48-60, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE DEPARTMENT MUST CONTRACT WITH A LOCAL ENTITY BEFORE CONSTRUCTING A COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, SO AS TO MAKE REIMBURSEMENT TO A LOCAL ENTITY OPTIONAL INSTEAD OF MANDATORY FOR THE COST OF CARING FOR EACH STATE INMATE AS PROVIDED BY CONTRACT; AND SECTION 24-3-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DESIGNATION OF PLACES OF CONFINEMENT FOR A PERSON CONVICTED OF AN OFFENSE AGAINST THE STATE, SO AS TO ADD MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL DETENTION FACILITIES TO COUNTY FACILITIES AS LOCATIONS WHERE THESE PRISONERS MAY BE DESIGNATED TO BE CONFINED.
S. 356 (Word version) -- Senators McGill, Ravenel and Land: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 49-29-230, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CERTAIN SCENIC RIVER DESIGNATIONS, SO AS TO DESIGNATE A PORTION OF THE BLACK RIVER AS A SCENIC RIVER.
S. 567 (Word version) -- Medical Affairs Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION, BOARD OF NURSING, RELATING TO STANDARDS FOR AUTHORIZED PRESCRIPTIONS BY THE NURSE PRACTITIONER WITH PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 2577, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
S. 568 (Word version) -- Medical Affairs Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION, BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS, RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (REPEAL), DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 2605, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
S. 343 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 47, TITLE 40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PHYSICIANS, SURGEONS, AND OSTEOPATHS BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE LICENSURE AND REGULATION OF ANESTHESIOLOGIST'S ASSISTANTS, TO ESTABLISH AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST'S ASSISTANT ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF BOTH WITH REGARD TO ANESTHESIOLOGIST'S ASSISTANTS, TO DEFINE THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A SUPERVISORY PHYSICIAN FOR AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST'S ASSISTANT, TO PROVIDE GENERAL PRACTICE PARAMETERS AND PROCEDURES FOR ESTABLISHING SCOPE OF PRACTICE PROTOCOLS, TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF ANESTHESIOLOGIST'S ASSISTANTS, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments:
S. 249 (Word version) -- Senator Gregory: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF GAME, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-24 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE HUNTING OF MIGRATORY WATERFOWL IN THE GILLS CREEK WATERSHED IN LANCASTER COUNTY WITHIN THREE HUNDRED YARDS OF A DWELLING WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE OWNER OR OCCUPANT AND PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION.
S. 219 (Word version) -- Senator Leatherman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 11-9-660, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INVESTMENT OF FUNDS OF THE STATE BY THE STATE TREASURER, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE INVESTMENTS IN CORPORATIONS AND IN STATES AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OUTSIDE OF SOUTH CAROLINA SO LONG AS THE OBLIGATIONS ARE DENOMINATED IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS, TO MODIFY THE INVESTMENT GRADE RATING REQUIREMENT FOR INVESTMENT IN OBLIGATIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR INVESTMENT IN CERTAIN GUARANTEED INVESTMENT CONTRACTS ISSUED BY A DOMESTIC OR FOREIGN INSURANCE COMPANY OR OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE TREASURER TO CONTRACT TO LEND INVESTED SECURITIES.
S. 559 (Word version) -- Finance Committee: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES" FOR PURPOSES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SALES TAX ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES DO NOT INCLUDE INTEREST, FEES, OR CHARGES IMPOSED ON A CUSTOMER FOR LATE PAYMENT OF A BILL FOR ELECTRICITY OR NATURAL GAS, OR BOTH, WHETHER OR NOT SALES TAX IS REQUIRED TO BE PAID ON THE UNDERLYING BILL.
At 11:15 a.m. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, May 22.
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