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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 Exodus 35:2: "Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy Sabbath of solemn rest to the Lord."
Let us pray. Holy God, forgive us when we place other things before You. Remind us we need a time with You to rest and renew our strength to continue our service to You and our fellow human beings. Care for us as we finish our work this week and refresh us for another week of duty. 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 Bills 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. 20 (Word version) -- Senators Elliott, Mescher, Cleary, Hutto, Lourie, Moore, Sheheen, Reese, Knotts, Leventis, Land, McGill, Rankin, Campsen, Grooms, Hawkins, Short and Scott: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-280 SO AS TO REQUIRE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT OF PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS AND TO DEFINE "PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER" AS A NEUROLOGICAL CONDITION, INCLUDING AUTISM AND ASPERGER'S SYNDROME.
S. 504 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman, Gregory, Courson, Bryant, Alexander, Verdin, Elliott, Ritchie and Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-9-40 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE BUILDING CODE ADOPTION PROCEDURE, TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURE FOR MODIFYING AN EXISTING CODE IS THE SAME AS ADOPTING A CODE, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURE FOR AN EMERGENCY BUILDING CODE MODIFICATION.
S. 334 (Word version) -- Senators Leventis, Hayes, Knotts, Drummond, Anderson and Ford: A BILL TO ADD SECTION 41-35-126, AND TO AMEND SECTION 41-35-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PAYMENT OF BENEFITS TO AN INSURED WORKER UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT LEAVING AN EMPLOYER BECAUSE OF THE TRANSFER OF A SPOUSE FROM ONE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT TO ANOTHER DOES NOT DISQUALIFY A PERSON FROM THESE BENEFITS.
S. 666 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes, Peeler, Gregory and Short: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 59-125-20 AND 59-125-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WINTHROP UNIVERSITY AND THEIR SELECTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR TWO ADDITIONAL AT-LARGE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND FOR THE MANNER OF THEIR ELECTION AND TERMS OF OFFICE.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments:
S. 235 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes, Thomas and Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 34-26-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CREDIT UNION ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS OF "DEPOSIT ACCOUNT" AND "SHARE ACCOUNT"; 34-26-350, RELATING TO THE PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS OF A CREDIT UNION, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT THE CREDIT UNION MAY ESTABLISH AND CLOSE BRANCHES WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE BOARD OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; 34-26-420, RELATING TO POWERS INCIDENTAL TO THE PURPOSE OF CREDIT UNIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE POWERS GRANTED BY STATE LAW OR REGULATION TO A STATE-CHARTERED CREDIT UNION NOT EXCEEDING THOSE FOR A FEDERALLY-INSURED FINANCIAL INSTITUTION; 34-26-500, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF MEMBERSHIP OF A CREDIT UNION, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT A CREDIT UNION PRESENTLY DOES NOT HAVE A CREDIT UNION SERVICE AVAILABLE, AND PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD APPROVAL IS NOT NECESSARY TO ADD GROUPS WITH NOT MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY POTENTIAL MEMBERS INSTEAD OF ONE HUNDRED; 34-26-605, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF A CREDIT UNION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE BYLAWS MAY OFFER THE OPTION OF USING LOAN OFFICERS INSTEAD OF A CREDIT COMMITTEE; 34-26-750, RELATING TO THE OWNERSHIP INTERESTS IN SHARE ACCOUNTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT CREDIT UNION BYLAWS MUST ESTABLISH MEMBERSHIP AND MEMBER'S RIGHT TO VOTE, OBTAIN LOANS, OR HOLD OFFICE; AND 34-26-860, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE LIMITATION ON THE SIZE OF LOAN SECURED BY REAL ESTATE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT LOAN TERMS FOR RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS MAY NOT EXCEED FORTY INSTEAD OF THIRTY YEARS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT LOANS FOR CERTIFIED APPRAISALS MUST BE THE SAME AS FOR STATE-CHARTERED BANKS.
S. 459 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen, Leventis, Lourie, Bryant, Ford, Knotts and Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-116-130 SO AS TO ENACT THE "JESSICA HORTON CAMPUS CRIME ACT" TO PROVIDE THAT CAMPUS POLICE OFFICERS SHALL NOTIFY AND WORK WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ON THE INVESTIGATION OF A DEATH OR A RAPE RESULTING FROM AN INCIDENT OCCURRING ON THE CAMPUS OF AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING.
S. 310 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes, Setzler and Gregory: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO EXEMPT THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OR SALES PRICE OF DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND RELATED MEDICAL SUPPLIES ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE OR MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT AND WHICH ARE SOLD BY WRITTEN PRESCRIPTION OR CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL NECESSITY.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate:
H. 3911 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas and Neilson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-210, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN DARLINGTON COUNTY, SO AS TO REVISE CERTAIN VOTING PRECINCTS IN DARLINGTON COUNTY AND REDESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER FOR THE MAP ON WHICH LINES OF THESE PRECINCTS ARE DELINEATED AND MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD.
H. 3857 (Word version) -- Rep. Jennings: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-15-90 SO AS TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN COURT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN THE PERSON HAS BEEN RELEASED ON BOND; TO AMEND SECTION 38-53-50, RELATING TO SURETY RELIEVED ON BOND AND SURRENDER OF A DEFENDANT, SO AS TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES WHEN A BENCH WARRANT MAY BE ISSUED FOR ARREST OF A DEFENDANT AND TO PROVIDE THAT NONPAYMENT OF FEES ALONE DOES NOT WARRANT IMMEDIATE INCARCERATION OF THE DEFENDANT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-53-70, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A BENCH WARRANT AND THE REMISSION OF JUDGMENT, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PERIOD OF TIME BEFORE THE BOND IS FORFEITED FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR FROM THIRTY TO NINETY DAYS FROM THE ISSUANCE OF THE BENCH WARRANT AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE BENCH WARRANT MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP BY THE SURETY WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF ISSUANCE.
H. 4136 (Word version) -- Reps. Lowe and Crawford: A BILL TO PROVIDE THAT THE REMAINS OF THE CSS PEE DEE, A CONFEDERATE NAVAL VESSEL WHICH SANK IN THE GREAT PEE DEE RIVER, AS WELL AS ALL OTHER ARTIFACTS LYING IN THE GREAT PEE DEE RIVER IN THE AREA BELOW THE ORDINARY HIGH WATER MARK BETWEEN FLORENCE AND MARION COUNTIES, IN A ZONE TWO MILES ABOVE AND TWO MILES BELOW THE UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 76 BRIDGE, ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO COLLECT ANY ARTIFACTS FROM THE AREA; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS ACT IS AUTOMATICALLY REPEALED AFTER FIVE YEARS.
At 11:00 a.m. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, May 29.
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