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The Senate assembled at 11:00 A.M., the hour to which it stood adjourned, and was called to order by the ACTING PRESIDENT, Senator COURSON. (This is a special Statewide Session day established under the provisions of Senate Rule 1B. Members not having scheduled committee or subcommittee meetings may be in their home districts without effect on their session attendance record.)
The ACTING PRESIDENT called for Petitions, Memorials, Presentments of Grand Juries and such like papers.
The following were introduced:
S. 594 (Word version) -- Senators Land, Ford, Matthews, Patterson, Glover, Anderson, McGill, Leventis, Moore and Rankin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-1340, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTE RECORDERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR STRAIGHT PARTY TICKET VOTING FOR THE ELECTORS FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES.
Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
S. 595 (Word version) -- Senators Thomas, Short and Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 34-29-140, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CONSUMER FINANCING IN CONNECTION WITH LICENSING OF CONSUMER FINANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO ALLOW A LICENSEE TO CHARGE A MINIMUM DELINQUENCY CHARGE OF FIVE DOLLARS ON AN UNPAID INSTALLMENT AFTER TEN DAYS AND TO ADD A MAINTENANCE FEE OF TWO DOLLARS A MONTH TO THE GROSS AMOUNT OF THE PROMISSORY NOTE, IF THAT FEE IS REFUNDED PRO RATA UPON PREPAYMENT OF THE NOTE.
Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.
S. 596 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander, Passailaigue, Grooms, Jackson and McGill: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-4-35 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE TOURISM EXPENDITURE REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEWING TOURISM-RELATED EXPENDITURES OF STATE ACCOMMODATIONS SALES TAX REVENUES OF MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP AND DUTIES, TO AUTHORIZE ORDERING A REDUCTION IN THE ACCOMMODATIONS TAX REVENUE ALLOCATION TO A MUNICIPALITY OR COUNTY TO REFLECT A QUESTIONABLE EXPENDITURE OR LATE FILED REPORTS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 6-4-5 AND 6-4-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS AND THE DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE IN THE ALLOCATIONS OF ACCOMMODATIONS TAX REVENUES, SO AS TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR "TOURIST" AND TO DELETE DUTIES FORMERLY ASSIGNED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE NOW ASSIGNED THE COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED BY THIS ACT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2630, RELATING TO THE IMPOSITION OF THE STATE SALES TAX ON ACCOMMODATIONS, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE REVENUES WHICH MAY BE RETAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND TO ALLOW THESE REVENUES TO FUND THE EXPENSES OF THE COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED BY THIS ACT.
Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S. 597 (Word version) -- Senators Wilson, Grooms and Branton: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING ARTICLE 91 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.
Senator COURSON from the Committee on Invitations polled out S. 562 favorable:
S. 562 (Word version) -- Senator Courson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE PALMETTO GIRLS STATE TO USE THE CHAMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE ON THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2001, AND FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2001.
Courson Wilson Matthews
Patterson O'Dell Passailaigue
McGill Waldrep Alexander
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.
Senator COURSON from the Committee on Invitations polled out S. 582 favorable:
S. 582 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander, Courson and Drummond: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SOUTH CAROLINA STUDENT LEGISLATURE THE USE OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE CHAMBERS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2001, AND THE USE OF AVAILABLE MEETING SPACE IN THE BLATT OFFICE BUILDING ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2001, FOR THE ORGANIZATION'S ANNUAL MEETING, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BUILDING POLICY AS ADMINISTERED BY THE CLERKS OF THE RESPECTIVE BODIES.
Courson Wilson Matthews Patterson O'Dell Passailaigue McGill Waldrep Alexander Bauer Richardson
Ordered for consideration tomorrow
THE SENATE PROCEEDED TO A CALL OF THE UNCONTESTED LOCAL AND STATEWIDE CALENDAR.
The following Bill was read the third time and, having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act and enrolled for Ratification:
H. 3685 (Word version) -- Reps. Hayes and M. Hines: A BILL TO AUTHORIZE SCHOOL DISTRICTS 1, 2, AND 3 OF DILLON COUNTY TO CHARGE AND COLLECT INCIDENTAL FEES FROM PUPILS AND TO PROVIDE A WAIVER OF THESE FEES UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
By prior motion of Senator GLOVER
On motion of Senator BAUER, with unanimous consent, the Senate stood adjourned out of respect to the memory of Mr. Emerson Rabon of Charleston, S.C.
At 11:20 A.M., on motion of Senator GIESE, the Senate adjourned to meet tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.
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