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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 Proverbs 13:15: "Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard."
Let us pray. We give thanks to You, O Lord, Your goodness and mercy are great. Be present with us today as we continue the service to our State and her people. We thank You for those who assist us in our duties and are grateful for their friendship and caring. Give us good rest and renewal on the weekend so we may continue our duties. Bless our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, Representatives and staff. Keep our defenders of freedom safe and in Your care as they protect us. Comfort those who wait at home in their hours of loneliness and anxiety. Let them know of Your presence. In the name of the Lord, 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 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. 1263 (Word version) -- Senators Ritchie, Peeler and Martin: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-165 SO AS TO ESTABLISH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL THE EXPEDITED REVIEW PROGRAM TO PROVIDE A VOLUNTARY EXPEDITED PROCESS FOR REVIEW OF PERMIT APPLICATIONS; TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING EXPEDITED PROCESS APPLICATION FEES; TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM TO TEST AND EVALUATE THE ECONOMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE BENEFITS OF A STATEWIDE REVIEW PROGRAM; AND TO CREATE AN EXPEDITED REVIEW FUND THROUGH THE IMPOSITION OF THE EXPEDITED PROCESS APPLICATION FEES AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND USE OF THIS FUND.
S. 925 (Word version) -- Senators Pinckney and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 61, TITLE 15, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 15-61-25, RELATING TO PARTITIONS, SO AS TO GIVE ONE OR MORE OF THE JOINT TENANTS OR TENANTS IN COMMON THE RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL TO PURCHASE THE SUBJECT PROPERTY BEFORE ITS JUDICIAL PARTITION.
S. 1353 (Word version) -- General Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 3044, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
The following Bill was taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments:
S. 1346 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 48-1-115 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SHALL PROVIDE PUBLIC NOTICE PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FOR A FACILITY THAT STORES SLUDGE OR OTHER RESIDUALS AND THAT IS NOT LOCATED AT THE SITE OF AN EXISTING WASTEWATER OR SLUDGE TREATMENT FACILITY.
The following Bill and Joint Resolutions were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate:
H. 5131 (Word version) -- Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DISAPPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, RELATING TO SHELLFISH, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 3002, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
H. 5139 (Word version) -- Reps. Emory and J. M. Neal: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-350, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN LANCASTER COUNTY, SO AS TO ADD PETTUS PLACE AND POSSUM HOLLOW TO THE LIST OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN LANCASTER COUNTY.
H. 4977 (Word version) -- Reps. Cato, Sandifer, Cooper, Barfield, Mitchell, Anthony, Chellis, Delleney, Duncan, Edge, Harrison, Harvin, Jefferson, Jennings, Kennedy, Leach, Mahaffey, McCraw, Norman, Ott, Perry, Rice, Scott, Sinclair, F. N. Smith, J. E. Smith, W. D. Smith, Talley, Townsend, Tripp, Vick, Walker, White, Witherspoon, G. R. Smith and Hamilton: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE A STUDY COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF NATURAL GAS EXPLORATION IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN OFF THE COAST OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO PROVIDE FOR ITS COMPOSITION, APPOINTMENT, POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES, AND TO REQUIRE THE COMMITTEE TO MAKE A REPORT ON ITS RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE JANUARY 13, 2007 AT WHICH TIME IT IS DISSOLVED.
At 10:40 a.m. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, May 23.
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