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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 by Teressa L. Vowell: "What traps catch me again and again?"
Let us pray. Dear God, help us to call out to You to set us free the moment we realize we have been drawn into a trap that goes against Your word and will. Give us strength to wrestle free so we can continue our duties in the service of our State and her people. Bless us as a Nation and bless our President, our State, Governor and leaders. Keep our defenders of freedom safe and return them home unharmed. In the name of the Lord our God. 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. 4316 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Clark, Bailey, Hinson, Harrison, Altman, G. R. Smith, Cotty, Whipper, Taylor, Kirsh, M. A. Pitts, Coates, G. M. Smith, Moody-Lawrence, Toole, Brady, Littlejohn, Sandifer, Mahaffey, McLeod, Funderburk, R. Brown, Haley, Owens, Simrill, Neilson and Bales: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 39-5-145, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PRICE GOUGING DURING A DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY OR DISASTER, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE ACTS ALSO UPON AN OUT-OF-STATE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY OR DISASTER RESULTING IN ABNORMAL DISRUPTION OF THE MARKET IN CERTAIN COMMODITIES WHEN THIS STATE IS AFFECTED.
H. 3879 (Word version) -- Reps. M. A. Pitts, Hardwick, Witherspoon, E. H. Pitts, Agnew, J. Brown, Hagood, Jefferson, Leach, Littlejohn, Sandifer, Sinclair, G. R. Smith, W. D. Smith, Umphlett, Duncan and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-95 SO AS TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO ENGAGE IN COMPUTER ASSISTED REMOTE HUNTING, TO DEFINE COMPUTER ASSISTED REMOTE HUNTING FOR THIS PURPOSE, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION.
H. 3922 (Word version) -- Reps. Witherspoon, Ott, Umphlett, Barfield, Cato, Bailey, Hagood, Bowers, Hardwick and Neilson: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO HEALTH, BY ADDING CHAPTER 18 SO AS TO ENACT THE "MERCURY SWITCH REMOVAL ACT OF 2005" IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE REDUCTIONS OF MERCURY IN THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH REMOVAL AND COLLECTION OF MERCURY SWITCHES FROM MOTOR VEHICLES WEIGHING LESS THAN TWELVE THOUSAND POUNDS; TO PROVIDE THAT EVERY MANUFACTURER OF MOTOR VEHICLES SOLD IN THIS STATE TO WHICH THIS CHAPTER APPLIES SHALL DEVELOP A MERCURY MINIMIZATION PLAN TO BE FILED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL; TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN COSTS WITH REGARD TO THE COLLECTION AND RECOVERY OF MERCURY SWITCHES TO BE PAID BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER; TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER RELATED PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO THE RECYCLING, STORAGE, AND DISPOSAL OF MERCURY SWITCHES, INCLUDING DESIGNATING MERCURY SWITCHES AS UNIVERSAL WASTE AND REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THESE SWITCHES; AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
H. 4165 (Word version) -- Reps. M. A. Pitts, Rhoad, Umphlett, E. H. Pitts, Loftis, Whipper, Witherspoon, Haley, Hardwick, Agnew, Anderson, Vaughn, Mahaffey, Leach, Bales, Clemmons, Cooper, Littlejohn, Owens, Taylor, Weeks, Whitmire, Duncan and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-316, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRITERIA FOR HIRING NATURAL RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR THESE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
H. 4313 (Word version) -- Reps. J. Brown, Clark, Altman, G. R. Smith, Loftis, Moody-Lawrence, Toole, Vick and R. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-3-185 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE FIRST FRIDAY IN MAY OF EACH YEAR IS DECLARED TO BE "VIETNAM VETERANS SURVIVORS' DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
H. 4092 (Word version) -- Rep. White: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-35-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION AND AUTHORITY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF LONG TERM HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, WHO SERVES EX OFFICIO ON THIS BOARD, SERVES AS A VOTING, RATHER THAN A NONVOTING MEMBER OF THE BOARD.
H. 3833 (Word version) -- Rep. White: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 13-7-10 AND SECTIONS 13-7-40 AND 13-7-45, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REGULATION OF IONIZING AND NONIONIZING RADIATION AND THE LICENSURE AND REGULATION OF USERS OF SUCH RADIATION, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO NONIONIZING RADIATION.
H. 4296 (Word version) -- Reps. Altman, Mahaffey, Toole and Perry: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-2300, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERMITS TO HARVEST AND MARKET DIAMOND-BACKED TERRAPIN AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO DELETE THE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO GRANT PERMITS TO HARVEST AND MARKET DIAMOND-BACKED TERRAPIN AND PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO TAKE OR POSSESS DIAMOND-BACKED TERRAPIN FOR A COMMERCIAL PURPOSE, AND TO REVISE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
The following Bill was read the third time, passed and, having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification:
S. 353 (Word version) -- Senator McConnell: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 54, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PILOTS AND PILOTAGE, SO AS TO REVISE THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE FOR CHARLESTON AND GEORGETOWN AND PROVIDE THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE IN THIS STATE, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH COMMISSIONERS ARE SELECTED AND OPERATE AND PILOTS ARE LICENSED, TRAINED, AND REGULATED.
At 10:45 a.m. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, February 21.
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