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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 Psalm 78:38: "Yet he, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity."
Let us pray. Loving God, help us to grow to be more faithful and loving each day. Forgive us those things we have done which we should not have done and those things which we should have done. Your gracious forgiveness changes us and we begin to learn Your ways of faithfulness, compassion, and love. Help us to grow up. Bless our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker and all who serve in government and private enterprise. Protect our defenders of freedom at home and abroad as they protect us. In the name of our Lord. Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
The following Bill was taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate:
H. 3172 (Word version) -- Reps. Toole, Littlejohn and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 20-7-1792 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN ADOPTEE TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER MAY OBTAIN A COPY OF HIS OR HER ORIGINAL RECORD OF BIRTH FROM THE STATE REGISTRAR UNLESS WITHIN THE PAST THREE YEARS THE ADOPTEE'S BIRTH PARENT HAS FILED A NOTARIZED FORM WITH THE STATE REGISTRAR PROHIBITING RELEASE OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATION; TO REQUIRE A BIRTH PARENT TO BE GIVEN INFORMATION ABOUT PROHIBITING RELEASE OF SUCH INFORMATION AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING A CONSENT OR RELINQUISHMENT FOR ADOPTION; TO PROVIDE THAT THIS ACT APPLIES TO ADOPTIONS FINALIZED AFTER JUNE 30, 2008, AND APPLIES TO ALL OTHER ADOPTIONS BEGINNING JULY 1, 2011; AND TO REQUIRE THE STATE REGISTRAR TO CARRY OUT A PUBLIC SERVICE CAMPAIGN EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.
At 10:10 a.m. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, May 1.
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