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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 I John 1:5: "God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all."
Let us pray. God of light, guide our path so that we may remain in fellowship with You and one another. Help us to share Your light in our common work for the people we serve. Support us during this day so that we can feel we have given our best in service and helpfulness to others. Bless our Nation, President, State and Leaders. Keep our defenders of freedom safe. In Your Holy 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. 3728 (Word version) -- Reps. Mahaffey, Sinclair, Davenport and Lee: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 1105 OF 1956, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE STARTEX-JACKSON-WELLFORD-DUNCAN WATER DISTRICT IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT ALL COMMISSIONERS OF THE DISTRICT SHALL RESIDE IN THE DISTRICT OR IN ITS SERVICE AREA.
H. 3634 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer and Cato: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-11-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT A RADIO COMMON CARRIER TO CONSTRUCT OR OPERATE A RADIO COMMON CARRIER SYSTEM MUST FIRST OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FROM THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH AND CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE COMMISSION MAY REGULATE "COMMERCIAL MOBILE SERVICE" PROVIDERS.
H. 3239 (Word version) -- Rep. Witherspoon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-9600, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO "NO MORE HOMELESS PETS" LICENSE PLATES, THE FEES FOR THESE LICENSE PLATES, AND THE SPECIAL FUND TO SUPPORT LOCAL ANIMAL SPAYING AND NEUTERING PROGRAMS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RATHER THAN THE STATE VETERINARIAN IS AUTHORIZED TO DESIGNATE THE USES OF MONIES IN THE SPECIAL FUND AND TO RECEIVE SPECIAL FUND MONIES FOR ADMINISTERING THE PROGRAM.
H. 3312 (Word version) -- Reps. Witherspoon and Vick: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-670, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FARM TRUCK LICENSE FEES, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "FARM TRUCK".
H. 3579 (Word version) -- Reps. Witherspoon, Frye, Hiott, Ott and Vick: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 46-9-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING STATE CROP PEST COMMISSION ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS, SO AS TO CLARIFY THOSE PERSONS TO WHOM CERTAIN PENALTIES MAY APPLY; AND TO ADD SECTION 46-33-100 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON SUBJECT TO TREE AND PLANT SHIPMENT PROVISIONS OF LAW OR OTHER PROVISIONS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE CROP PEST COMMISSION MAY BE ISSUED A STOP SALE, USE, AND DISTRIBUTION ORDER UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
H. 3079 (Word version) -- Reps. Howard, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 2-19-10, 2-19-20, 2-19-25, 2-19-30, 2-19-35, 2-19-70, 2-19-80, 2-19-100, 2-19-110, ALL AS AMENDED, AND SECTION 2-19-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, ALL RELATING TO THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION, ALL SO AS TO CHANGE THE COMMISSION'S PROCESS FOR NOMINATING JUDICIAL CANDIDATES FROM THE NOMINATION OF THREE CANDIDATES TO THE RELEASE OF A LIST OF ALL QUALIFIED AND FIT CANDIDATES TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT RACE, GENDER, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AND OTHER DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMISSION, TO DEFINE THE TERM "IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER", AND TO PROVIDE FURTHER CONFORMING CHANGES.
H. 3257 (Word version) -- Rep. Kirsh: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 25-15-50 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON RETIRED OR DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMED SERVICES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO HAS FILED HIS RELEASE OR DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE NOW KNOWN AS DD FORM 214 WITH THE CLERK OF COURT OF ANY COUNTY OF THIS STATE FOR SAFEKEEPING OR OTHER PURPOSES MAY INVALIDATE THIS FILING AND REMOVE IT FROM THE PUBLIC RECORDS PURSUANT TO SPECIFIED PROCEDURES.
H. 3110 (Word version) -- Reps. M. A. Pitts, Viers, Taylor, Rice, Witherspoon, Sandifer, Toole, Duncan, Huggins, Tripp, Cato, Walker, Davenport, G. R. Smith, Hamilton, Leach, F. N. Smith, Vaughn, Pinson, E. H. Pitts, Barfield, Clemmons, Owens, Young, Hinson, White, Loftis, Jennings, Hayes, Vick, Hosey, Merrill, Ceips, Bailey, Limehouse, Cooper, Hagood, Mahaffey, Bowers, Ott, Delleney, Talley, Scarborough, Hiott, McGee, J. R. Smith, Altman, Anthony, Umphlett, Hardwick, Townsend, Stewart, Thompson, J. E. Smith, Rutherford, Haley, Ballentine, Rhoad, Agnew, Littlejohn, Parks, Rivers and Chellis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-215, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF CONCEALABLE WEAPONS PERMITS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT VALID OUT-OF-STATE PERMITS TO CARRY CONCEALABLE WEAPONS HELD BY A RESIDENT OF ANOTHER STATE MUST BE HONORED BY THIS STATE AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT THIS STATE WILL ONLY HONOR OUT-OF-STATE PERMITS ISSUED BY A STATE WITH WHICH SOUTH CAROLINA HAS RECIPROCITY.
H. 3424 (Word version) -- Rep. Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-1220, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COURT REQUIRING A PARENT TO PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR A CHILD, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IN CHILD SUPPORT CASES ENFORCED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, THE DIVISION MUST USE THE NATIONAL MEDICAL SUPPORT NOTICE PROMULGATED BY FEDERAL LAW.
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. 255 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 39, TITLE 39 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LABELING AND MARKETING OF EGGS, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION INCLUDING LICENSING OF SELLERS OF EGGS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR LABELING AND REFRIGERATED STORING OF EGGS, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS.
S. 19 (Word version) -- Senators McConnell, Campsen, Elliott, Hayes, Fair, Richardson and Bryant: A BILL TO RATIFY AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1, ARTICLE VIII-A OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PERTAINING TO ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS AND BEVERAGES, SO AS TO REGULATE THEIR SALE IN CONTAINERS OF SUCH SIZE AS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONSIDERS APPROPRIATE.
S. 91 (Word version) -- Senators McConnell, Knotts and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-7-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR SOLICITORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SOLICITOR'S TERM OF OFFICE BEGINS AT NOON ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING THE SECOND TUESDAY IN JANUARY FOLLOWING HIS ELECTION AND ENDS AT NOON ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING THE SECOND TUESDAY IN JANUARY FOUR YEARS LATER.
S. 583 (Word version) -- Senators J. V. Smith and Hutto: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO EXTEND BY ONE ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX YEAR THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION ALLOWED FOR PROPERTY NOT OWNED BY BUT WHICH IS USED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA OR THE GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA.
The following Bill was taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments:
S. 326 (Word version) -- Senators Ritchie, Gregory, Sheheen, J. V. Smith and Ryberg: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 258 OF 2004, RELATING TO THE AQUATIC LIFE PROTECTION ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT DO NOT APPLY TO ANY NEW, MODIFIED, OR RENEWAL PERMIT CONTAINING WHOLE EFFLUENT TOXICITY (WET) PERMIT LIMITS WHICH WAS DRAFTED AND PENDING ISSUANCE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, SO LONG AS THE WET PERMIT LIMITS CONTAINED IN THE PERMIT ARE ACCEPTABLE TO THE PERMITTEE.
Rep. MAHAFFEY moved to reconsider the vote whereby H. 3728 (Word version) was given a third reading and the motion was noted.
At 11:15 a.m. the House in accordance with the motion of Rep. HARRELL adjourned to meet at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 14, in statewide session.
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