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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 JACKSON.
The following House Bill was read the third time and ordered returned to the House with amendments:
H. 3221 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Rice, Simrill, Mahaffey, Wilkins, Harrell, Harrison, Cato, J. Brown, Townsend, Edge, Merrill, Chellis, Ott, R. Brown, Mack, Barfield, Witherspoon, Duncan, M.A. Pitts, Owens, Chalk, Bailey, Ceips, Haley, Viers, Hardwick and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 6, TITLE 44 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREES AND INDIVIDUALS POOLING TOGETHER FOR SAVINGS ACT (SCRIPTS), SO AS TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THIS ACT TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREES AND INDIVIDUALS POOLING TOGETHER FOR SAVINGS-SILVERXCARD ACT AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCRIPTS-SILVERXCARD PROGRAM MUST COORDINATE WITH MEDICARE PART D TO PROVIDE TO LOW INCOME SENIOR RESIDENTS ASSISTANCE WITH THE COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, TO REQUIRE THAT A PARTICIPANT BE ENROLLED IN A MEDICARE PART D DRUG PLAN, TO CLARIFY OTHER ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, TO SPECIFY THAT AN ENROLLEE IS ENTITLED TO BENEFITS WHEN THE ENROLLEE'S ANNUAL OUT-OF-POCKET DRUG EXPENSES REACH THE POINT THAT STANDARD MEDICARE PART D BENEFITS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE AND THAT BENEFITS TERMINATE WHEN THE PARTICIPANT'S ANNUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES REACH THE POINT THAT CATASTROPHIC MEDICARE PART D BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF REVENUE IS GENERATED FOR THE PROGRAM FROM OTHER SOURCES, THIS ADDITIONAL REVENUE MUST BE USED TO FUND PROGRAM BENEFITS AND MAKE PAYMENTS, AS MAY BE REQUIRED, UNDER THE FEDERAL MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG, IMPROVEMENT AND MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2003; AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 130, TITLE 44, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENIORS' PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM ACT.
By prior motion of Senator ALEXANDER, with unanimous consent
The following Bills were read the third time and ordered sent to the House of Representatives:
S. 1095 (Word version) -- Senator Land: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-16-25, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF RELEASING OR TRANSPORTING PIGS FOR HUNTING OR ESTABLISHING A FREE ROAMING POPULATION OF PIGS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS OFFENSE DOES NOT APPLY WHEN PIGS ARE CAPTURED AND TRANSPORTED SOLELY FOR RELEASE INTO A CONTROLLED AND CONTAINED ENVIRONMENT.
By prior motion of Senator LAND, with unanimous consent
S. 1061 (Word version) -- Senators Gregory, Grooms, Courson, Drummond, Richardson, Campsen, Ryberg, Land, Hutto, Setzler, Hayes, Sheheen, Lourie and Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY REDESIGNATING SECTIONS 51-17-10 THROUGH 51-17-150 AS ARTICLE 1 OF CHAPTER 17, TITLE 51, ENTITLED "HERITAGE TRUST PROGRAM", AND BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 17, TITLE 51 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR BONDING AUTHORITY IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR LAND ACQUISITION, RESTORATION, IMPROVEMENT, AND MANAGEMENT OF PROPERTIES FOR INCLUSION IN THE HERITAGE TRUST PROGRAM.
By prior motion of Senator GREGORY, with unanimous consent
At 11:28 A.M., on motion of Senator PATTERSON, the Senate adjourned to meet next Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at 12:00 Noon.
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