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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.
The following House Bills were read the third time and ordered returned to the House with amendments:
H. 3304 (Word version) -- Reps. Witherspoon, Wilkins, Harrell, Jennings, Battle, Cotty, Cato, Barfield, Hosey, Allen, Altman, Anderson, Bales, Bowers, Brady, Branham, G. Brown, J. Brown, Chalk, Chellis, Clemmons, Clyburn, Coates, Dantzler, Delleney, Duncan, Edge, Emory, Frye, Funderburk, Hardwick, Harrison, Harvin, Hayes, J. Hines, M. Hines, Kennedy, Kirsh, Lee, Littlejohn, Loftis, McCraw, McGee, McLeod, Merrill, Miller, J.M. Neal, Neilson, Ott, Phillips, M.A. Pitts, Rhoad, Rice, Rivers, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scarborough, J.R. Smith, Taylor, Umphlett, Vick, Viers, Young and Bailey: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 11, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 48 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR FURTHER ENFORCEMENT OF THE TOBACCO ESCROW FUND ACT, INCLUDING BOTH CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS, TO AMEND SECTION 11-47-30, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT FOR A TOBACCO PRODUCT MANUFACTURER TO EITHER PARTICIPATE IN THE MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT OR DEPOSIT MONIES INTO A QUALIFIED ESCROW FUND, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ESCROW PAYMENTS REQUIRED OF A NONPARTICIPATING TOBACCO PRODUCTS MANUFACTURER AND ANY REFUND OF AN ESCROW OVERPAYMENT BY SUCH A MANUFACTURER ARE BASED ON UNITS SOLD IN THIS STATE COMPARED WITH MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT PAYMENTS RATHER THAN AN ALLOCABLE SHARE, TO AMEND SECTIONS 11-49-60 AND 11-49-150, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE BOARD OF THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT REVENUE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY ACT AND THE CONSENT TO AND APPROVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE TOBACCO MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVE ANY AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT BEFORE THE BOARD MAY APPROVE SUCH AN AMENDMENT AND TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE SUCH AMENDMENTS ON BEHALF OF THE STATE IF SUCH AMENDMENTS DO NOT DIMINISH THE RIGHTS AND REMEDIES OF THE AUTHORITY AND BONDHOLDERS.
By prior motion of Senator LEATHERMAN, with unanimous consent
H. 3870 (Word version) -- Reps. Walker and Sinclair: 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 INCREASE FROM FIVE TO SEVEN THE NUMBER OF COMMISSIONERS AND TO PROVIDE THAT TWO MEMBERS MAY RESIDE IN THE SERVICE AREA OF THE DISTRICT.
By prior motion of Senator HAWKINS
The following Bill and Joint Resolution were read the third time and ordered sent to the House of Representatives:
S. 801 (Word version) -- Senators Matthews, McGill, Leventis, Ritchie, Hutto, Elliott, Moore, Ford, Land, Scott, Williams, Malloy, Pinckney, Patterson, Anderson, Grooms and Rankin: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE I-95 CORRIDOR ECONOMIC POTENTIAL BLUE RIBBON STUDY COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE POTENTIAL FOR FURTHER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE I-95 CORRIDOR THROUGH THIS STATE AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNOR AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
By prior motion of Senator MATTHEWS, with unanimous consent
S. 803 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 41-18-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITION OF TERMS IN THE "SOUTH CAROLINA AMUSEMENT RIDES SAFETY CODE", SO AS TO DEFINE "CATAPULTING AMUSEMENT RIDE"; TO ADD SECTION 41-18-160 SO AS TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR OBTAINING A PERMIT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION FOR THE OPERATION OF A CATAPULTING AMUSEMENT RIDE; TO AMEND SECTION 52-19-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "BUNGEE JUMPING", SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO THE CORD USED IN BUNGEE JUMPING BEING MADE OF WIRE ROPE, CABLE, OR SPRINGS OR OTHER DEVICE SIMILAR IN DESIGN OR USE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 52-19-50, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITION OF TERMS USED IN CONNECTION WITH PERMITTING AND REGULATING BUNGEE JUMPING, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "BUNGEE CATAPULTING", SO AS TO CONFORM THIS DEFINITION TO THE DEFINITION OF "BUNGEE CATAPULTING" AS PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION 41-18-10.
By prior motion of Senator RANKIN, with unanimous consent
The following Bill, having been read the second time, was ordered placed on the Third Reading Calendar:
S. 808 (Word version) -- Senators Patterson, Courson, Lourie and Jackson: A BILL TO DEVOLVE THE AUTHORITY TO APPOINT THE MEMBERS OF THE RICHLAND COUNTY RECREATION COMMISSION FROM THE RICHLAND COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION TO THE GOVERNING BODY OF RICHLAND COUNTY.
By prior motion of Senator COURSON
On motion of Senator FAIR, with unanimous consent, the Senate stood adjourned out of respect to the memory of Oney Martin Jaynes, 86, who passed away on April 26, 2005. He was a veteran in the U. S. Army during WWII and served as General Patton's barber.
At 11:44 A.M., on motion of Senator MARTIN, the Senate adjourned to meet next Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at 12:00 Noon.
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