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The House assembled at 10:00 a.m.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr. as follows:
Our thought for today is from Psalm 150:6: "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord."
Let us pray. Praise and thanksgiving we give to You, O Lord, for all Your blessings to us. Now guide us during this day that Your work may be done through us. For all those in any need, nourish and sustain them. Bless our State and Nation and our leaders. Keep our defenders of freedom safe in Your care. Hear us as we pray. Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
The following Bills and Joint Resolution were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate:
H. 4698 (Word version) -- Reps. Witherspoon, Rhoad, Bailey, Barfield, Battle, Coates, Davenport, Duncan, Edge, Hayes, J. Hines, Keegan, Leach, Limehouse, McCraw and M. A. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-23-95, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OFFICIAL SUMMONS FOR MAKING ARRESTS BY FOREST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE VIOLATIONS FOR WHICH THIS SUMMONS MAY BE USED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 48-23-96, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT AND TRAINING OF FOREST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THEIR APPOINTMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES.
H. 4696 (Word version) -- Reps. Witherspoon, Bailey, Battle, Clemmons, Coates, Davenport, Duncan, Edge, Keegan, Leach, Limehouse, Loftis, McCraw, Owens and Rhoad: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 46-17-200, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY BOARDS, SO AS TO REVISE THESE QUALIFICATIONS.
H. 4451 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith, Altman, Clark and Owens: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-15-342 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF CRIMINAL SOLICITATION OF A MINOR AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 14-7-1610 AND 14-7-1630, BOTH AS AMENDED, BOTH RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF A STATE GRAND JURY, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT AN OBSCENITY CRIME MUST BE MULTI-COUNTY IN NATURE OR MUST TRANSPIRE IN MORE THAN ONE COUNTY FOR THE STATE GRAND JURY TO HAVE JURISDICTION; TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-445, RELATING TO THE SEIZURE OF EQUIPMENT USED IN THE COMMISSION OF AN OBSCENITY CRIME INVOLVING A MINOR, SO AS TO INCLUDE A REFERENCE TO SECTIONS 16-15-410 AND 16-15-342; TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-335, RELATING TO HIRING A MINOR TO VIOLATE OBSCENITY LAWS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY; TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-345, RELATING TO THE DISSEMINATION OF OBSCENITY TO A PERSON UNDER EIGHTEEN, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY; TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-355, RELATING TO THE DISSEMINATION OF OBSCENITY TO A PERSON UNDER TWELVE, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY; TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-385, RELATING TO THE DISSEMINATION OF HARMFUL MATERIAL TO A MINOR, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY; TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-387, RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF A PERSON UNDER EIGHTEEN TO APPEAR IN PUBLIC IN A STATE OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT NUDITY, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY; TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-395, RELATING TO FIRST DEGREE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM PENALTIES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-405, RELATING TO SECOND DEGREE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM PENALTIES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-410, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THIRD DEGREE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-415, RELATING TO PROMOTING THE PROSTITUTION OF A MINOR, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM PENALTIES.
H. 4651 (Word version) -- Rep. Altman: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 8, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 13 SO AS TO PROVIDE PAID LEAVE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES TO ATTEND COURT PROCEEDINGS FOR THE ADJUDICATION OF THE DEFENDANT CHARGED WITH A VIOLENT CRIME COMMITTED AGAINST THE STATE EMPLOYEE OR A MEMBER OF THE STATE EMPLOYEE'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY AND TO PROVIDE THE METHOD OF CLAIMING THIS LEAVE AND THE DEFINITION NECESSARY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THIS LEAVE.
H. 4772 (Word version) -- Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, RELATING TO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS AND CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 2885, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
At 10:30 a.m. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, February 24.
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