South Carolina General Assembly
117th Session, 2007-2008
Journal of the House of Representatives

Tuesday, January 8, 2008
(Statewide Session)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The House assembled at 12:00 noon.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr., as follows:

Our thought for today is from Isaiah 40:31: "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
Let us pray. O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth. Thank You for preserving us during the last year and renewing our strength, courage, and integrity as we begin a new year in service to You and the people of this State. Instill in each the will, the desire, and the courage to do what needs to be done. Bless our Nation, President, Governor, State, Speaker, and this Honorable Assembly as we do Your will. Protect our defenders of freedom at home and abroad as they protect us. In the name of the Lord our God. Amen.

Pursuant to Rule 6.3, the House of Representatives was led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America by the SPEAKER.

After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of Friday, August 3, 2007, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. HARRELL moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Ethlyn Davis Hutto of Orangeburg, which was agreed to.

COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

November 15, 2007
House of Representatives
Mr. Charles F. Reid
Clerk of the House
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, SC 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:

The State Election Commission has certified to this office that the Honorable Shannon Erickson received the greatest number of votes cast for the House of Representatives, House District No. 124, in a special election held in Beaufort County on October twenty-third, 2007.

The Honorable Shannon Erickson is hereby certified as the duly and properly elected member of the House of Representatives, House District No. 124.

Sincerely,
Mark Hammond
Secretary of State

Received as information.

COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

December 17, 2007
House of Representatives
Mr. Charles F. Reid
Clerk of the House
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, SC 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:

The State Election Commission has certified to this office that the Honorable Heyward Hutson received the greatest number of votes cast for the House of Representatives, House District No. 94, in a special election held in Charleston and Dorchester Counties on December fourth, 2007.

The Honorable Heyward Hutson is hereby certified as the duly and properly elected member of the House of Representatives, House District No. 94.
Sincerely,
Mark Hammond
Secretary of State

Received as information.

MEMBER-ELECT SWORN IN

Mrs. Shannon Erickson, Member-elect from District No. 124, presented her credentials and the oath of office was administered to her by the SPEAKER.

MEMBER-ELECT SWORN IN

Mr. Heyward Hutson, Member-elect from District No. 94, presented his credentials and the oath of office was administered to him by the SPEAKER.

RESIGNATION

The following was received:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 22, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Harrell, Jr.
Speaker, South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, SC 29211

Dear Speaker Harrell:

It is with pleasant memories and much pride in our accomplishments that I am submitting to you this letter of resignation from the South Carolina House of Representatives effective December 1, 2007.

As I hope you know, I have only the utmost respect for you and the fine men and women of the House. But, life often presents new challenges and new opportunities, and I have encountered one such moment. I have recently been offered a full-time position with the Lowcountry Graduate Center, and believe that accepting it is in the best interest of my family and me.

I also know that it would be unfair to my constituents to provide anything less than my undivided attention. Therefore, I am relinquishing my position so the fine people of Berkeley County can elect a new representative who has the ability to treat this position as the full-time job that we know it truly is.

Thank you for your kindness, leadership, and friendship over the years. I look forward to seeing you soon and appreciate your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
Shirley R. Hinson
South Carolina House of Representatives

Received as information.

COMMITTEE OFFICERS

The following was received:

August 9, 2007
House of Representatives
Mr. Charles F. Reid
Clerk of the House
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, SC 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:

I am writing to inform you of the newly elected officers to the House Rules Committee. The new Chairman is W. Brian White; the new Vice-Chairman is Alan D. Clemmons. These elections took place because the former chairman, Converse A. Chellis III, resigned from the South Carolina House of Representatives on August 3, 2007, to become the South Carolina State Treasurer.

If you have any questions or would like me to provide further information, please contact me at 803-734-3113. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Adam Anderson
Research Assistant, House Ethics & Rules Committees

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 7, 2007
The Honorable McLain R. "Mac" Toole
South Carolina House of Representatives
180 Dogwood Circle
West Columbia, South Carolina 29170

Dear Mac:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, effective today. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I look forward to working with you in the coming year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Robert W. Harrell, Jr.
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 7, 2007
The Honorable Phillip W. Shoopman
South Carolina House of Representatives
4455 Skyland Drive
Greer, South Carolina 29651

Dear Phillip:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee, effective today. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I look forward to working with you in the coming year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Robert W. Harrell, Jr.
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 7, 2007
The Honorable James E. "Jim" Stewart, Jr.
South Carolina House of Representatives
584 Beaver Dam Road
Aiken, South Carolina 29805

Dear Jim:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Education and Public Works Committee, effective today. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I look forward to working with you in the coming year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Robert W. Harrell, Jr.
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 7, 2007
The Honorable J. Michael Mulvaney
South Carolina House of Representatives
550 Ralph Hood Road
Indian Land, South Carolina 29715

Dear Mick:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Judiciary Committee, effective today. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I look forward to working with you in the coming year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Robert W. Harrell, Jr.
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 7, 2007
The Honorable Leonidas E. Stavrinakis
South Carolina House of Representatives
1101 Lining Lane
Charleston, South Carolina 29407

Dear Leon:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Judiciary Committee, effective today. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I look forward to working with you in the coming year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Robert W. Harrell, Jr.
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

December 13, 2007
The Honorable Joan B. Brady
South Carolina House of Representatives
1101 Lining Lane
Charleston, South Carolina 29407

Dear Joan:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, effective today. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I look forward to working with you in the coming year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Robert W. Harrell, Jr.
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

December 13, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. "Bob" Leach, Sr.
South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 25503
Greenville, South Carolina 29616

Dear Bob:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Ways and Means Committee, effective today. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I look forward to working with you in the coming year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Robert W. Harrell, Jr.
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

January 4, 2008
The Honorable Phillip W. Shoopman
South Carolina House of Representatives
4455 Skyland Drive
Greer, South Carolina 29651

Dear Phillip:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Rules Committee, effective today. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I look forward to working with you in the coming year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Robert W. Harrell, Jr.
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

January 4, 2008
The Honorable Don C. Bowen
South Carolina House of Representatives
1176 Embassy Drive
Anderson, South Carolina 29625

Dear Don:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Education and Public Works Committee, effective today. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I look forward to working with you in the coming year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Robert W. Harrell, Jr.
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

January 4, 2008
The Honorable Shannon S. Erickson
South Carolina House of Representatives
129 South Hermitage Road
Beaufort, South Carolina 29902

Dear Shannon:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee, effective today. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I look forward to working with you in the coming year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Robert W. Harrell, Jr.
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

January 4, 2008
The Honorable Heyward G. Hutson
South Carolina House of Representatives
215 Golf Road
Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Dear Heyward:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee, effective today. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I look forward to working with you in the coming year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Robert W. Harrell, Jr.
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT

The following was received:

State of South Carolina
Office of the Governor

Columbia, S.C., December 14, 2008
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting herewith an interim appointment for confirmation. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is, therefore, submitted for your consideration.

Statewide Appointment

State Ethics Commission
Term Commencing: June 30, 2003
Term Expiring: June 30, 2008
Seat: 3rd CD
Vice: John L. Cannon

Initial Appointment

Mrs. E. Kay Biermann Brohl
48 Cherry Hills Drive
Aiken, South Carolina 29803

Respectfully,
Mark Sanford
Governor

The appointment was confirmed and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

INVITATIONS

On motion of Rep. LEACH, with unanimous consent, the following were taken up for immediate consideration and accepted:

October 1, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the Association of Cosmetology Salon Professionals the Members and staff of the House of Representatives are invited to a breakfast. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.
Sincerely,
Catherine Stabler
ACSP President

November 12, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the City of Columbia the Members and staff of the House of Representatives are invited to a reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at EdVenture Children's Museum.
Sincerely,
Robert D. Coble
Mayor

November 9, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the Clarion Hotel the Members and staff of the House of Representatives are invited to a Frogmore Stew and Oyster Roast. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel.
Sincerely,
Dee Simons
Director of Sales

October 1, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the American Cancer Society the Members and staff of the House of Representatives are invited to a breakfast. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.
Sincerely,
Stephanie Reely
Office Coordinator

November 9, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the Homebuilders Association of South Carolina, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Grand Opening Drop-In. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at 1419 Pendleton Street.
Sincerely,
Mark Nix
Executive Director

November 12, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the South Carolina Apartment Association the Members and staff of the House of Representatives are invited to a luncheon. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.
Sincerely,
Mike Holmes
President

November 12, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a luncheon. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.
Sincerely,
Phyllis W. Pendarvis, Ph.D.
Executive Director

October 1, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a breakfast. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2008, from 7:45 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn City Center.
Sincerely,
Edward Earwood
Executive Director

October 1, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the South Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists the Members and staff of the House of Representatives are invited to a breakfast. This event will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.
Sincerely,
Chris Wienand
President

October 1, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the South Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations, Inc. the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a breakfast. This event will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.
Sincerely,
Bernie Mazyck
President and CEO

November 9, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the South Carolina Bankers Association the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a reception. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel.
Sincerely,
E. Anne Gillespie
Senior Vice President

October 1, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the South Carolina Baptist Convention the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a luncheon. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, beginning at 12:00 noon or upon adjournment on the State House Grounds.
Sincerely,
Joseph A. Mack
Director

October 1, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the South Carolina Broadcasters Association the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a shrimp and grits breakfast. This event will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.
Sincerely,
Shani White
Executive Director

October 1, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the South Carolina Centers of Economic Excellence Program, New Carolina and Health Sciences, SC, the Members and staff of the House of Representatives are invited to a breakfast. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.
Sincerely,
Clare Morris
President, Clare Morris Agency

October 11, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel.
Sincerely,
Otis B. Rawl, Jr.
Vice President, Public Policy
Chief Operating Officer

November 14, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources the Members and staff of the House of Representatives are invited to a reception sponsored by the Harry R. E. Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund and the SC Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Ellison Building at the State Fairgrounds.
Sincerely,
Hank W. Stallworth

November 9, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the SC Environmental Excellence Program the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Seawell's Banquet and Reception Center.
Sincerely,
Jeffrey L. Beacham, Ph.D.
SCEEP Chairman

November 9, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina and the South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a reception. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Clarion Town House Hotel.
Sincerely,
Ginger Booker
Account Executive

October 1, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of South Carolina State University the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Clarion Town House Hotel.
Sincerely,
Andrew Hugine, Jr., Ph.D.
President

October 1, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the South Carolina Interior Design Coalition the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a breakfast. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the Clarion Town House Hotel.
Sincerely,
Karen C. Boyce

October 1, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a dessert reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.
Sincerely,
Carlotta Ungaro
President

May 17, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the SC Telephone Association the Members and staff of the House of Representatives are invited to a reception. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Columbia Museum of Art.
Sincerely,
J. D. Pate, MPA
Executive Director

November 9, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Sincerely,
Gloria J. Bowden

October 1, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina the Members and staff of the House of Representatives are invited to a breakfast. This event will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.
Sincerely,
Andrew S. Kraft, MD
Director

September 17, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the Foundation for the South Carolina Commission for the Blind the Members and staff of the House of Representatives are invited to a breakfast. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.
Sincerely,
John F. Shuler, Chairman
Foundation for the S.C. Commission for the Blind

September 4, 2007
The Honorable Robert W. Leach, Sr.
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Leach:

On behalf of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a luncheon. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.
Sincerely,
Donald C. Capps
Legislative Chairman

REGULATIONS RECEIVED

The following were received and referred to the appropriate committees for consideration:

Document No. 3143
Agency: Commission on Higher Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 59-111-330
Free Tuition for Residents Sixty Years of Age
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Education and Public Works Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3141
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 50-1-200, 50-1-220, 50-11-10, 50-11-105, 50-11-310, 50-11-335, 50-11-350, 50-11-390, 50-11-520, 50-11-530, 50-11-854, 50-11-2200, and 50-11-2210
Seasons, Limits, Methods of Take and Special Use Restrictions on WMA's
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3135
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Commissioners of Pilotage
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 54-15-140
Chapter Revision (136-001 through 136-799)
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3134
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 44-7-250, et seq. (2002 and Supp. 2006)
Standards for Licensing Nursing Homes
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3133
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 39-9-70
Weights and Measures
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3128
Agency: Public Service Commission
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 58-3-140
Electric Systems and Gas Systems
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3126
Agency: Public Service Commission
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 58-3-140
Motor Carrier Regulations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3125
Agency: Department of Public Safety
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 23-3-30(6)
Driver Schools and Truck Driver Training Schools
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Education and Public Works Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3124
Agency: Public Service Commission
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 58-3-140
Eligible Telecommunications Carrier
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3123
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 39-41-80 and 39-41-150
Gasoline, Lubricating Oils and Other Petroleum Products
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3114
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 13-7-10, 13-7-40, and 13-7-45, et seq.
Tanning Facilities
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3112
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 48-2-10, et seq. and 13-7-10, et seq.
Environmental Protection Fees
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3111
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control - Coastal Council
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 48-39-10, et seq.
Coastal Division Regulations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 5, 2008

Document No. 3151
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 44-44-10 through 44-44-160
South Carolina Birth Defects Program
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3149
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 13-7-10 et seq., 26-6-10 et seq., 44-1-10 et seq., 44-2-10 et seq., 44-55-10 et seq., 44-55-50 et seq., 44-56-10 et seq., 44-93-10 et seq., 44-96-10 et seq., 48-1-10 et seq., 48-2-10 et seq., 48-3-10 et seq., 48-5-10 et seq., 48-14-10 et seq., 48-18-10 et seq., 48-20-10 et seq., 48-39-10 et seq., and 48-43-10 et seq.
Environmental Electronic Reporting Requirements
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3175
Agency: Budget and Control Board
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 11-35-10, et seq.
South Carolina Procurement Regulations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Ways and Means Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3174
Agency: Budget and Control Board
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 11-35-10, et seq.
South Carolina Procurement Regulations - Pre-Bid Conferences
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Ways and Means Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

Document No. 3152
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 44-2-50
Underground Storage Tank Control Regulations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 8, 2008
Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 7, 2008

REGULATION WITHDRAWN

Document No. 3118
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Board of Dentistry
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-40, 40-15-40, and 40-15-172
Mobile Dental Facilities and Portable Dental Operations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
March 6, 2007
Referred to Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee
Legislative Review Expiration: Permanently Withdrawn

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bills and Joint Resolutions were introduced, read the first time, and referred to appropriate committees:

H. 4307 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford and Hosey: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-1545 SO AS TO ENACT "SENIOR TROOPER MICHAEL J. RAO'S LAW" TO PROVIDE CERTAIN PROCEDURES THAT A DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE SHALL FOLLOW WHEN APPROACHING A STATIONARY EMERGENCY VEHICLE DISPLAYING LIGHTED RED OR LIGHTED RED AND BLUE LIGHTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-720, RELATING TO POINTS ASSESSED AGAINST A PERSON'S DRIVING RECORD FOR VARIOUS MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO IMPROPERLY OPERATES A VEHICLE WHEN HE APPROACHES AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE MUST HAVE FOUR POINTS ASSESSED AGAINST HIS DRIVING RECORD.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4309 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrison, Harrell, G. M. Smith, Delleney, Leach, Haley, Young, Duncan, Haskins, Talley, G. R. Smith, Taylor and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "NO PAROLE OFFENSE", SO AS TO REVISE ITS DEFINITION TO INCLUDE CLASS D, E, AND F FELONIES, OFFENSES CLASSIFIED AS EXEMPT WHICH ARE PUNISHABLE BY A MAXIMUM TERM OF IMPRISONMENT FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR, AND CLASS A AND B MISDEMEANORS, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO IS FOUND GUILTY OF, PLEADS GUILTY TO, OR PLEADS NOLO CONTENDRE TO A "NO PAROLE OFFENSE" IS ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY RELEASE FROM INCARCERATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION DO NOT AFFECT THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THE YOUTHFUL OFFENDER ACT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4310 (Word version) -- Reps. Toole, Clyburn and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-5060, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION OF FUNDS TO VARIOUS ENTITIES BY A PERSON ON HIS STATE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RETURN, SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE STATE HIGHWAY REPAVING TRUST FUND AS AN ENTITY TO WHICH A PERSON MAY MAKE VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 57-11-30 SO AS TO CREATE THE STATE HIGHWAY REPAVING TRUST FUND WHICH CONSISTS OF TAXPAYERS' VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS WHICH MUST BE APPROPRIATED TO THE STATE'S COUNTIES FOR THE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF ROADS.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4311 (Word version) -- Reps. Hagood, Clyburn, D. C. Smith, Young, Agnew, Duncan, Haskins, G. R. Smith, Hosey and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-3310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES TO RECIPIENTS OF THE PURPLE HEART, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ESTABLISHES A FEE FOR THE LICENSE PLATE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THERE IS NO FEE FOR THE LICENSE PLATE.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4312 (Word version) -- Rep. Kirsh: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 62-5-106 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A GUARDIANSHIP, CONSERVATORSHIP, OR OTHER PROTECTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHED BY REASON OF INCAPACITY, AND NOT MERELY MINORITY, DOES NOT TERMINATE AUTOMATICALLY UPON THE ATTAINMENT OF THE AGE OF MAJORITY BY THE INCAPACITATED PERSON AND TO DEFINE "INCAPACITATED PERSON" FOR THAT PURPOSE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4313 (Word version) -- Reps. Kirsh, Duncan, Hosey and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING PART 5 TO CHAPTER 5, TITLE 37 SO AS TO ENACT THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSUMER CREDIT REPORT SECURITY FREEZE ACT, PROVIDING FOR A FREEZE ON THE RELEASE OF A CONSUMER FILE BY A CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY UPON THE REQUEST OF A CONSUMER WHO HAS REASON TO BELIEVE HE IS THE VICTIM OF FINANCIAL IDENTITY FRAUD, PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING AND REMOVING THE FREEZE, APPLICABILITY OF AND EXEMPTIONS FROM THE FREEZE, AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THESE PROVISIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4314 (Word version) -- Reps. Hardwick and Hosey: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 62-5-103, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FACILITY OF PAYMENT OR DELIVERY TO A MINOR OR INCAPACITATED PERSON, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT SO PAID OR DELIVERED FROM TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS TO TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4315 (Word version) -- Rep. R. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 190 OF 1991, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF COLLETON COUNTY, SO AS TO CHANGE THE TIME FOR FILING THE STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY TO BE ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND TO CORRECT INCORRECT REFERENCES.
Referred to the Colleton Delegation

H. 4316 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas, Clyburn and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-104-28 SO AS TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR THE AWARDING OF PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS GRADUATING IN 2008 AND THEREAFTER WHO ATTEND "MAGNET SCHOOLS" OR SCHOOLS WITH "OPEN ENROLLMENT".
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4317 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, M. A. Pitts, Taylor and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-32, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS TO ENROLL A CHILD IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL, SO AS TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION IN AN AFFIDAVIT OFFERED TO ENROLL A CHILD IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4318 (Word version) -- Reps. Rice and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO AGE OF ATTENDANCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SO AS TO ALLOW CHILDREN WHO HAVE REACHED A SPECIFIED AGE REQUIREMENT TO ATTEND KINDERGARTEN OR FIRST GRADE UPON THEIR PARENT'S PERMISSION.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4319 (Word version) -- Reps. White, Clyburn, G. R. Smith and Hosey: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-65-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT IN SCHOOLS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE AGE OF THE CHILD AT WHICH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN NO LONGER HAS RESPONSIBILITY TO CAUSE THE CHILD TO ATTEND SCHOOL.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4320 (Word version) -- Reps. Whipper and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-31, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS FOR ATTENDANCE AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SO AS TO ADD THE RESIDENCE OF A CHILD IN A PARTICULAR SCHOOL DISTRICT AS A RESULT OF A PARENT'S OR LEGAL GUARDIAN'S MILITARY DEPLOYMENT.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4321 (Word version) -- Reps. Rice and Hosey: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-1-425, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE BEGINNING AND LENGTH OF THE SCHOOL TERM, SO AS TO SHORTEN THE LENGTH OF THE SCHOOL TERM TO ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIVE DAYS, AND FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THE NONINSTRUCTIONAL DAYS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4322 (Word version) -- Reps. Kirsh, Clyburn and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE SAFETY ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 26 TO TITLE 50 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF THE OPERATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES BY PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF THE SALE OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES FOR THE USE OF PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN, TO PROVIDE SAFETY STANDARDS FOR OPERATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE CHAPTER.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4323 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford, Young, Haskins and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PUNISHMENT FOR MURDER, SO AS TO ADD THE MURDER OF A VULNERABLE ADULT TO THE LIST OF STATUTORY AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES FOR PURPOSES OF THE DEATH PENALTY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 43-35-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE OMNIBUS ADULT PROTECTION ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR THE TERM "ADVANCED AGE".
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4324 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-655, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A MINOR, SO AS TO DELETE THE EXCEPTION FROM PROSECUTION FOR CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A MINOR IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN THE PERSON IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR LESS AND THE VICTIM IS AT LEAST FOURTEEN AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT MISTAKE OF AGE MAY BE USED AS A DEFENSE TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A MINOR IN THE SECOND DEGREE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-540, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO ELECTRONIC MONITORING OF SEX OFFENDERS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO REMOVE EXCEPTIONS FROM ELECTRONIC MONITORING REQUIREMENTS OF PERSONS WHO COMMIT CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN THE OFFENDER IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR LESS AND THE VICTIM IS AT LEAST FOURTEEN.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4325 (Word version) -- Rep. Delleney: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 14-1-235, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO APPOINTMENT OF AN ATTORNEY IN A CIVIL ACTION, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT THE PROHIBITION ON APPOINTMENT APPLIES TO CERTAIN POST-CONVICTION RELIEF MATTERS AND ACTIONS PURSUANT TO THE SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR ACT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 17-27-60, RELATING TO COURT COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR INDIGENTS, SO AS TO INCLUDE A REFERENCE TO THE PROHIBITION ON CIVIL APPOINTMENTS IN CERTAIN CASES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4326 (Word version) -- Reps. Rice, D. C. Smith, Young, G. M. Smith, M. A. Pitts, G. R. Smith, Taylor, Witherspoon, Hosey, Cotty and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-13-455 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL DISPLAY OR POSSESSION OF FALSIFIED OR COUNTERFEIT GREEN CARDS OR OTHER DOCUMENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF OFFERING PROOF OF LAWFUL PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES AND TO PROVIDE GRADUATED PENALTIES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4327 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Clyburn, Duncan, Haskins, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-654, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT IN THE THIRD DEGREE, SO AS TO INCLUDE SEXUAL BATTERY WHEN THE VICTIM IS A STUDENT SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND THE ACTOR IS AN EMPLOYEE OF A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4328 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrison, Delleney, Haskins, G. M. Smith and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-23-505 SO AS TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS; BY ADDING SECTION 1-23-535 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT SHALL HAVE AN OFFICIAL SEAL; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-310, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES, SO AS TO CHANGE A REFERENCE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE DIVISION TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-320, RELATING TO CONTESTED CASE HEARINGS, SO AS TO DELETE A PROVISION REGARDING THE HANDLING OF ATTENDANCE AND TESTIMONY OF WITNESSES, PRODUCTION OF BOOKS, PAPERS, AND RECORDS, AND OTHER PROCEDURAL MATTERS AND TO PROVIDE FOR ENFORCEMENT OR RELIEF FROM AN AGENCY SUBPOENA BEFORE THE COURT; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-380, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO JUDICIAL REVIEW AFTER EXHAUSTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT AND TO REVIEW BY AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE OF A FINAL DECISION IN A CONTESTED CASE TO CONFORM THE PROCEDURES TO OTHER PROCEDURAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE COURT; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-560, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF THE CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT SERVES AS THE SOLE GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINE OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES AND TO ALLOW ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES AND SPOUSES TO ACCEPT INVITATIONS TO CERTAIN JUDICIAL-RELATED FUNCTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-600, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO HEARINGS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SO AS TO CONFORM THE PROCEDURES TO OTHER PROCEDURAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE COURT AND TO PROHIBIT THE HEARING OF CERTAIN INMATE APPEALS BY THE COURT; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-610, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REVIEW OF DECISIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SO AS TO CONFORM THE PROCEDURES TO OTHER PROCEDURAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE COURT AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION REQUIRING APPROPRIATED MONIES TO BE USED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE INDEFINITELY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-640, RELATING TO THE VENUE WHERE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT CASES ARE HEARD, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CONTESTED CASES WILL BE HEARD AT THE PRINCIPAL OFFICES OR AT ANOTHER SUITABLE LOCATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4329 (Word version) -- Reps. M. A. Pitts, Duncan, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS, ENACTING THE "SECOND AMENDMENT RECOGNITION ACT" BY ESTABLISHING THE SECOND AMENDMENT WEEKEND, EXEMPTING FROM SALES TAX THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF THE SALE OR SALES PRICE OF FIREARMS SOLD ON SECOND AMENDMENT WEEKEND AND TO DESIGNATE THE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING EACH YEAR AS SECOND AMENDMENT WEEKEND.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4330 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford, Clyburn and Hosey: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SALES AND USE TAX ACT, SO AS TO EXEMPT FROM SALES AND USE TAX TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY SOLD TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THIS STATE.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4331 (Word version) -- Rep. Miller: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-580, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF DAYLIGHT FISH GIGGING IN CERTAIN SALTWATERS IN GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SO AS TO PROHIBIT SUCH FISH GIGGING FROM SUNSET UNTIL SUNRISE AND TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4332 (Word version) -- Reps. Talley, Clyburn, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith and Cotty: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE STATE AND ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO HAVE BUDGET PROCESSES DESIGNED TO KEEP REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES IN BALANCE, THE LIMITATION ON STATE APPROPRIATIONS, AND THE LIMITATIONS ON STATE EMPLOYEES, SO AS TO DELETE THE EXISTING STATE SPENDING LIMITATION AND REQUIRE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO REPLACE IT BY A LAW PROVIDING A LIMIT ON STATE SPENDING FOR A FISCAL YEAR THAT EQUALS THE TOTAL OF STATE APPROPRIATIONS IN THE PRIOR YEAR INCREASED BY THE TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF INCREASES IN STATE PERSONAL INCOME AND STATE POPULATION IN THE MOST RECENT YEAR FOR WHICH THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AND PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN ENACTING THIS LIMIT SHALL DEFINE THE APPROPRIATIONS TO WHICH THE LIMIT APPLIES, AND THE METHOD OF AND SOURCES FOR CALCULATING THE LIMIT.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4333 (Word version) -- Reps. Jefferson and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 26-1-130 SO AS TO REQUIRE NOTARIES PUBLIC TO DETERMINE THE IDENTITY OF EACH INDIVIDUAL REQUESTING A NOTARIAL ACT AND TO ESTABLISH ACCEPTABLE MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION; AND BY ADDING SECTION 26-1-140 SO AS TO REQUIRE NOTARIES PUBLIC TO KEEP A JOURNAL OF NOTARIAL ACTS, TO RECORD SPECIFIED ENTRIES IN THE JOURNAL FOR EACH NOTARIAL ACT, AND TO RETAIN THE JOURNAL FOR SEVEN YEARS AFTER THE DATE OF THE LAST RECORDED ENTRY.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4334 (Word version) -- Reps. J. M. Neal, Harrell, Clyburn, Haskins, Hosey, Cotty and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-61-80, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS TO BE CERTIFIED AS AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN, SO AS TO ALSO REQUIRE AN APPLICANT TO UNDERGO A CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK FOR CERTIFICATION AND FOR RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATION.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4335 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford, Clyburn, Haskins and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-32-50 AND SECTION 44-76-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING, RESPECTIVELY, TO BODY PIERCING TECHNICIAN REQUIREMENTS AND TO TRAINING AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS, FOR AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (AED), SO AS TO INCLUDE THE AMERICAN HEALTH AND SAFETY COUNCIL AS A CERTIFYING AGENCY FOR BODY PIERCING TECHNICIANS AND FOR TRAINING AED USERS.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4336 (Word version) -- Reps. Jefferson, Breeland, Harvin, Clyburn, Haskins and Hosey: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA HOME LEMON LAW" SO AS TO ADD CHAPTER 18 TO TITLE 37 TO ESTABLISH REMEDIES FOR HOME WARRANTY DEFECTS, INCLUDING REPAIR, HOME REPLACEMENT, OR REFUND OF HOME PURCHASE PRICE, TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR PURSUING SUCH REMEDIES, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO CONDUCT CONTESTED CASE HEARINGS ON ANY DEFECT ISSUES NOT RESOLVED BY THE PARTIES, TO PROVIDE AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES, TO REQUIRE A HOMEOWNER TO EXHAUST THESE REMEDIES BEFORE BRINGING A CIVIL ACTION, TO REQUIRE WARRANTIES AND DISCLOSURE OF REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE HOME, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO ESTABLISH A TOLL-FREE NUMBER TO PROVIDE INFORMATION CONCERNING REMEDIES UNDER THIS CHAPTER, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO PUBLISH AN ANNUAL REPORT IDENTIFYING HOMES REQUIRED TO BE REPLACED OR REFUNDED, AND TO AUTHORIZE ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE CHAPTER; AND TO REPEAL ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 59, TITLE 40 RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA NOTICE AND OPPORTUNITY TO CURE CONSTRUCTION DWELLING DEFECTS ACT.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4337 (Word version) -- Reps. R. Brown, Clyburn and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-14-120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO STORMWATER RUNOFF FEES, SO AS TO SPECIFICALLY EXEMPT FARM LAND, FOREST LAND, AND UNDEVELOPED LAND FROM SUCH FEES.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4338 (Word version) -- Rep. Lucas: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1300, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CAMPAIGN PRACTICES DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT "CONTRIBUTION" DOES NOT INCLUDE CERTAIN THINGS OF VALUE USED TO PAY FOR COMMUNICATIONS MADE MORE THAN FORTY-FIVE DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION TO INFLUENCE THE OUTCOME OF AN ELECTED OFFICE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4339 (Word version) -- Reps. Cooper, Clyburn, Battle, Haskins, Harrison, Hosey and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 9-10-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO BECOMES A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL GUARD AFTER JUNE 30, 1993, MAY ALSO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL NATIONAL GUARD RETIREMENT BENEFITS PROVIDED BY THE STATE NATIONAL GUARD RETIREMENT SYSTEM UNDER CHAPTER 10 OF TITLE 9 AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION APPLY TO NATIONAL GUARD PENSION BENEFITS PAYABLE ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2007.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4340 (Word version) -- Reps. Cooper, Clyburn, Battle, Kirsh and Hosey: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-23-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MEMBERSHIP, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF THE DEFERRED COMPENSATION COMMISSION, SO AS TO ADD THE CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER OF THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT COMMISSION AS AN EX OFFICIO MEMBER OF THE DEFERRED COMPENSATION COMMISSION.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4341 (Word version) -- Reps. Cooper and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 6, TITLE 23 SO AS TO CREATE THE NATURAL RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT DIVISION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND TO TRANSFER TO THE DIVISION CERTAIN POWERS AND ASSETS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, AMONG OTHER THINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 23-6-20, RELATING TO THE DIVISIONS COMPRISING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, SO AS TO ADD THE NATURAL RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT DIVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 23-6-30, RELATING TO THE DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, SO AS TO INCLUDE POWERS TO ENFORCE CERTAIN LAWS RELATED TO NATURAL RESOURCES; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 50-3-110 RELATING TO THE SUPERVISION OF DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; 50-3-120 RELATING TO DESIGNATION OF WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL AS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; 50-3-130 RELATING TO UNIFORMS AND EMBLEMS OF DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; 50-3-140 RELATING TO PUBLICATION OF DESCRIPTION OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' UNIFORMS AND EMBLEMS; 50-3-150 RELATING TO USE OF PRESENT UNIFORMS AND MOTOR VEHICLES DURING AND AFTER TRANSFER; 50-3-160 RELATING TO INJUNCTIONS; 50-3-310 RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT AND REMOVAL OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; 50-3-315 RELATING TO DEPUTY ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; 50-3-316 RELATING TO CRITERIA FOR HIRING ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; 50-3-320 RELATING TO TRANSMITTAL AND DELIVERY OF COMMISSIONS OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; 50-3-330 RELATING TO OATHS AND BONDS FOR ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; 50-3-340 RELATING TO STATEWIDE POWER OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; 50-3-350 RELATING TO OFFICIAL BADGE OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; 50-3-360 RELATING TO ADDITIONAL DEPUTY ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FOR GAME ZONE 2; 50-3-370 RELATING TO DUTY OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO CHECK BAG LIMITS AND INVESTIGATE VIOLATIONS; 50-3-380 RELATING TO SEARCH AND SEIZURE OF GAME AND FISH OBTAINED UNLAWFULLY; 50-3-390 RELATING TO DUTY OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO ENFORCE LAWS AND PROSECUTE VIOLATIONS; 50-3-395 RELATING TO POWER OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO ISSUE WARNING TICKETS; 50-3-396 RELATING TO USE OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' OFFICIAL SUMMONS OF LITTERING VIOLATIONS; 50-3-400 RELATING TO GRANT OF CONSTABLE AND INSPECTOR POWERS TO ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; 50-3-410 RELATING TO ARREST PROCEDURES AND BAIL; AND 50-3-420 RELATING TO IMMUNITY FROM CERTAIN PROSECUTION.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4342 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford, Haskins and Hosey: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-183, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO IS INELIGIBLE TO OBTAIN A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR A DRIVER'S PERMIT MAY NOT OPERATE AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS PROVISION.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4343 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford, Young, G. M. Smith and M. A. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-28-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT ISSUED TO RESERVE POLICE OFFICERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT, IN THE DISCRETION OF THE CHIEF, A RESERVE MAY WEAR PLAIN CLOTHES OR ANOTHER UNIFORM THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH HIS DUTIES AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4344 (Word version) -- Reps. M. A. Pitts and Witherspoon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO OPEN SEASON FOR ANTLERED DEER, SO AS TO DELETE A PROVISION ENABLING THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO ESTABLISH METHODS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR THE HUNTING AND TAKING OF DEER.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4345 (Word version) -- Reps. W. D. Smith and Harrison: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-60-515 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT UNDER THE STATE REVENUE APPEALS PROCEDURE, A TAXPAYER IS CONSIDERED TO HAVE EXHAUSTED HIS PREHEARING REMEDY WHEN THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE FAILS TO ISSUE A PROPOSED ASSESSMENT OR DETERMINATION WITHIN A SPECIFIED PERIOD, TO PROVIDE THAT THE TAXPAYER MUST REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING BEFORE THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT WITHIN A SPECIFIED PERIOD, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT MAY REMAND THE CASE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE FOR A PROPOSED ASSESSMENT, DETERMINATION ON A REFUND CLAIM, OR FINAL AGENCY DETERMINATION, IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE THAT A TAXPAYER MAY REQUEST THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT PLACE THE CONTESTED CASE BACK ON THE COURT'S ACTIVE DOCKET WITHIN A SPECIFIED PERIOD, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE NOTIFY A TAXPAYER WHO FILES A WRITTEN PROTEST UNDER THIS CHAPTER OF HIS RIGHTS UNDER THIS SECTION.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4346 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Ballentine, Talley, Lowe, Young, Toole, E. H. Pitts, Kirsh, Littlejohn, Cotty and Bedingfield: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-7-81 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION REGARDING EARMARK PROJECTS OR PROGRAMS REQUESTED BY MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR INCLUSION IN AN APPROPRIATIONS BILL, TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE FOR THE DISCLOSURE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THESE DISCLOSURE PROVISIONS.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4347 (Word version) -- Reps. Stavrinakis, Young, Toole, Littlejohn and Cotty: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DIRECT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO PURSUE ALL AVAILABLE REMEDIES AND SEEK REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR COSTS INCURRED BY THE STATE ASSOCIATED WITH THE INCARCERATION OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND PROVISION OF VARIOUS STATE GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND TO REQUIRE THE COOPERATION OF STATE GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES IN PROVIDING INFORMATION ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4348 (Word version) -- Reps. Hagood and Bales: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-1100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF MANUFACTURERS OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS PROHIBITING OWNERSHIP OR OPERATION OF MORE THAN ONE ESTABLISHMENT, TO ALLOW LIMITED ON-PREMISES AND OFF-PREMISES TASTINGS, AND TO PROVIDE REGULATIONS ON THE SALE, PURCHASE, AND TRANSPORT OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS BY MANUFACTURERS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4349 (Word version) -- Rep. Jefferson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-53-175 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A BAIL BONDSMAN TO EXECUTE A BAIL BOND AND REMOVE A DEFENDANT FROM CUSTODY WITHOUT CHARGING AND COLLECTING THE FULL REQUIRED PREMIUM ON THE BOND AND TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN IT IS DETERMINED THAT A DEFENDANT CANNOT BE RELEASED FROM JAIL, THE BAIL BONDSMAN MUST RETURN THE PREMIUM WITHIN THREE BUSINESS DAYS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4350 (Word version) -- Rep. Chalk: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 29-5-26 SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "LANDSCAPE SERVICE" AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO PROVIDES A LANDSCAPE SERVICE ON A PARCEL OR REAL ESTATE BY VIRTUE OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE OWNER OF THE REAL ESTATE, AND TO WHOM A DEBT IS DUE FOR HIS PERFORMANCE OF THE LANDSCAPING SERVICE, HAS A MECHANICS' LIEN ON THE REAL ESTATE TO SECURE PAYMENT OF DEBT DUE TO HIM.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4351 (Word version) -- Reps. Kirsh, Bales and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-190, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SPECIAL ELECTIONS TO FILL VACANCIES IN OFFICE, SO AS TO EXEMPT MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS FROM CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECTION REGARDING THE CONDUCT OF THE ELECTION WHEN ONLY ONE PERSON HAS FILED FOR AN OFFICE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4352 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Thompson and Littlejohn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-5-200 SO AS TO REQUIRE A VOTER REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE TO HAVE THE VOTER'S PHOTOGRAPH ON IT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4353 (Word version) -- Reps. Viers, Young, Toole, Witherspoon, E. H. Pitts, Littlejohn and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-1-696, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE'S OFFICIAL LANGUAGE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AFTER JULY 1, 2008, ALL STATE AGENCIES AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE SHALL OFFER ALL SERVICES, PUBLICATIONS, PRINTED, AUDIO AND VIDEO MATERIALS, AND TEST IN AN ENGLISH-ONLY FORMAT UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4354 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith, Talley, Thompson and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-35-420 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN ON ITS WEBSITE A REGISTER OF ALL VENDORS WHO HAVE BEEN AWARDED NO-BID PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS BY THE BOARD AND THE BASIC TERMS OF EACH CONTRACT AWARDED.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4355 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Kirsh, Bales, Lowe, E. H. Pitts and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 4-10-20, 4-10-350, 4-10-580, AND 4-37-30, ALL AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX, THE CAPITAL PROJECT SALES TAX, THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION SALES TAX, AND THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE SALES TAX, SO AS TO EXEMPT FROM THESE TAXES UNPREPARED FOOD ITEMS ELIGIBLE FOR PURCHASE WITH UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOOD COUPONS AND MAKE THIS EXEMPTION APPLY PROSPECTIVELY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO ALLOW A COUNTY GOVERNING BOARD BY ORDINANCE TO EXTEND THE STATE SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR FOOD ITEMS TO A LOCALLY IMPOSED SALES AND USE TAX.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4356 (Word version) -- Reps. Ballentine, Harrell, Mulvaney, E. H. Pitts, Haley, Bedingfield, Lowe, Duncan, Crawford, Shoopman, Talley, Huggins, Thompson, Young, Toole, Kirsh, Littlejohn and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-7-67 ENACTING THE "APPROPRIATIONS BILL EARMARK DISCLOSURE ACT" SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION SURROUNDING EARMARKS REQUESTED BY MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR INCLUSION IN AN APPROPRIATIONS BILL, TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE FOR THIS DISCLOSURE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THESE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4357 (Word version) -- Rep. E. H. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 57-25-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO BUS SHELTERS AND ADVERTISING ALLOWED THEREON FOR SUCH SHELTERS LOCATED IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF A STATE ROAD, SO AS TO ALLOW ADVERTISING ON A STAND-ALONE BUS BENCH LOCATED WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF A STATE ROAD.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4358 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford and Bales: 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 TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY USED OR CONSUMED IN DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, REHABILITATION, RENOVATION, REPAIR, OR OPERATION OF HOUSING FACILITIES FOR LOW AND MODERATE INCOME FAMILIES AND PERSONS AND TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY INCORPORATED IN SUCH HOUSING FACILITIES.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4359 (Word version) -- Rep. Gullick: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 20 SO AS TO ENACT THE "UNIFORM PREMARITAL AGREEMENT ACT" WHICH PROVIDES REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EXECUTION, CONTENT, AND AMENDMENT OR REVOCATION OF PREMARITAL AGREEMENTS, THE EFFECT OF MARRIAGE OR A VOID MARRIAGE ON SUCH AN AGREEMENT, THE ENFORCEMENT OF SUCH AGREEMENTS, LIMITATION OF ACTIONS WITH REGARD TO SUCH AN AGREEMENT, AND THE APPLICATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF THIS ARTICLE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4360 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins and Littlejohn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR RENEW A DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A HOLDER OF A REGULAR DRIVER'S LICENSE WHO IS LESS THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE MAY NOT OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND SIX O'CLOCK A.M. UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS LICENSED PARENT OR GUARDIAN.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4361 (Word version) -- Reps. Thompson and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 7 OF TITLE 2, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENTS BY ADDING SECTION 2-7-74 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009, NO COMPETITIVE GRANT PROGRAMS MAY BE ESTABLISHED IN THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD OR IN ANY OTHER AGENCY BY TEMPORARY PROVISO APPLICABLE FOR THE PARTICULAR FISCAL YEAR, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD AND OTHER AGENCIES CONTAINED IN ACT 117 OF 2007 (THE 2007-2008 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT) IS ABOLISHED ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4362 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith, Thompson and Kirsh: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-810 SO AS DEFINE "DIRECT INFLUENCE" AND TO PROHIBIT A BUSINESS OR A PERSON, OR THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY, WITH AN OWNERSHIP INTEREST IN A BUSINESS THAT HAS A NO-BID CONTRACT FROM MAKING A CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION TO A CANDIDATE FOR PUBLIC OFFICE WHOSE OFFICE GIVES OR WOULD GIVE HIM DIRECT INFLUENCE IN AWARDING A CONTRACT AND TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4363 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrison, G. M. Smith, Delleney and Bales: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-660, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLE HEARINGS WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, DELETE THE PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT TO HIRE AND SUPERVISE A LAW CLERK TO ASSIST THE JUDGES WHO HEAR DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLE HEARING APPEALS WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OF THOSE APPEALS, TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES ELECTS TO NOT APPEAR AT CERTAIN HEARINGS, IT WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO APPEAL A FINAL DECISION OF A HEARING OFFICER, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR CERTAIN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENFORCEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN APPELLATE COURT RULES AND FOR THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN ADVISORY OPINIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS MAY ATTEND CERTAIN JUDICIAL-RELATED OR BAR-RELATED FUNCTIONS, AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALLOWS THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE TO ADJUDICATE CASES UNDER SECTION 1-23-600; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF TERMS RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-170, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSES, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES THAT A HOLDER OF A RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE IS ENTITLED TO A HEARING UPON A SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF HIS LICENSE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A HOLDER OF THE LICENSE MAY REQUEST A HEARING BEFORE THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLE HEARINGS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-820, RELATING TO A DRIVER'S LICENSE HOLDER'S REQUEST FOR A HEARING AFTER HAVING RECEIVED A NOTICE OF SUSPENSION, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1030, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REVOCATION OF THE LICENSE OF A HABITUAL OFFENDER, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLE HEARINGS HAS EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION TO CONDUCT A HABITUAL OFFENDER DRIVER'S LICENSE REVOCATION HEARING; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1090, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE TO A HABITUAL OFFENDER, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2942, RELATING TO THE IMMOBILIZATION OF A VEHICLE OWNED BY A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF CERTAIN DRIVING OFFENSES, SO AS TO REVISE THE PROCEDURE WHEREBY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES PERMITS OR DENIES THE RELEASE OF AN IMMOBILIZED VEHICLE, AND WHEREBY AN OWNER OF A VEHICLE MAY SEEK RELIEF FROM A DECISION TO HAVE A VEHICLE IMMOBILIZED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2951, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF THE DRIVER'S LICENSE OF A PERSON WHO REFUSES TO SUBMIT TO TESTING TO DETERMINE HIS LEVEL OF ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2952, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FILING FEE TO REQUEST AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-9-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SELF-INSURER'S FOR MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES RELATING TO THE CANCELLATION OF A SELF-INSURER'S STATUS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-9-363, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN FORMS PRESCRIBED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-10-510, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF AN UNINSURED MOTOR VEHICLE, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-10-530, RELATING TO AN UNINSURED VEHICLE INVOLVED IN CERTAIN ACCIDENTS, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-15-350 AND SECTION 56-16-180, BOTH AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DENIAL OF, THE ISSUANCE OF, SUSPENSION, AND REVOCATION OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4364 (Word version) -- Reps. M. A. Pitts and Littlejohn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL SALE OF HANDGUNS TO CERTAIN PERSONS, SO AS TO ALLOW PERSONS UNDER TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE TO LAWFULLY POSSESS HANDGUNS IF ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF DEALING IN FIREARMS IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF BUSINESS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4365 (Word version) -- Rep. Gullick: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A STUDY COMMITTEE TO DETERMINE THE FISCAL IMPACT AND OVERALL FEASIBILITY OF SHARED USE OF PUBLIC FACILITIES IN THE STATE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP AND DUTIES OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE STUDY COMMITTEE SHALL REPORT ITS FINDINGS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY JANUARY 1, 2009.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4366 (Word version) -- Reps. Haley, Bales, Lowe and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION ALLOWED VETERANS, FORMER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, AND FORMER FIREFIGHTERS, WHO ARE PERMANENTLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED AS A RESULT OF A SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY, THEIR SURVIVING SPOUSES, AND THE SURVIVING SPOUSES OF SUCH PERSONS WHO DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY, FIRST APPLIES FOR THE PROPERTY TAX YEAR IN WHICH THE DISABILITY WAS CERTIFIED OR THE DEATH OCCURRED.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4367 (Word version) -- Reps. Toole, E. H. Pitts, Kirsh and Cotty: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT, BY ADDING SECTION 15A SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A BILL OR JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IMPOSING OR INCREASING A TAX, THE REVENUE OF WHICH IS CREDITED TO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE STATE, MAY NOT BECOME LAW UNLESS IT RECEIVES THE APPROVAL OF TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND TWO-THIRDS OF THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SENATE.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4368 (Word version) -- Rep. Gullick: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 155 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA OUTSTANDING EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS GARNISHMENT ACT" TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO HAS RECOVERED JUDGMENT IN A COURT AGAINST ANOTHER PERSON TO COLLECT OUTSTANDING EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS HAS A RIGHT TO A WRIT OF GARNISHMENT TO SATISFY THE JUDGMENT HE HAS OBTAINED BY SUBJECTING TO GARNISHMENT SALARY OR WAGES OF THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR, TO PROVIDE THE JURISDICTION AND PROCEDURE FOR GARNISHMENT, AND TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4369 (Word version) -- Rep. Moss: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-1537 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO SPEED IN A SCHOOL ZONE, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION OF THIS PROVISION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR THE TERM "SCHOOL ZONE".
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4370 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford, E. H. Pitts, Mulvaney, Talley and Kirsh: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 4, ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE SUPREME COURT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE JURISDICTION OVER THE ADMISSION TO THE PRACTICE OF LAW AND THE DISCIPLINE OF PERSONS ADMITTED MUST NOT BE UNDER THE SUPREME COURT BUT RATHER MUST BE AS PROVIDED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY LAW, CONSISTENT WITH THE MANNER BY WHICH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULATES OTHER PROFESSIONS THAT REQUIRE A DOCTORATE DEGREE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4371 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford, E. H. Pitts, Mulvaney and Talley: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-5-5 SO AS TO CREATE THE COMMISSION ON THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND JUDICIARY, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION AND TERMS OF THE COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE FILLING OF A VACANCY, AND TO PROVIDE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION, AMONG OTHER THINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-1-40, RELATING TO THE DOMAIN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION ON THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND JUDICIARY IS AMONG THE BOARDS OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT; TO AMEND SECTIONS 40-5-10, 40-5-20, 40-5-40, 40-5-50, 40-5-70, 40-5-210, AS AMENDED, 40-5-220, 40-5-340, 40-5-350, 40-5-360, 40-5-520, ALL RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF THE PRACTICE OF LAW, ADMISSION TO THE PRACTICE OF LAW, AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST ATTORNEYS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION ON THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND JUDICIARY HAS EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY TO REGULATE ADMISSION TO THE PRACTICE OF LAW AND DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS AGAINST ATTORNEYS, TO PROVIDE FURTHER CONFORMING CHANGES, AND TO CORRECT ARCHAIC LANGUAGE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4372 (Word version) -- Rep. J. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY DESIGNATING SECTION 59-53-1610 AS SUBARTICLE 1 AND ENTITLED "GENERAL PROVISIONS" OF ARTICLE 19, CHAPTER 53, TITLE 59; AND BY ADDING SUBARTICLE 2 TO ARTICLE 19, CHAPTER 53, TITLE 59, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF THE AIKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE ENTERPRISE CAMPUS AUTHORITY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS POWERS AND DUTIES.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4373 (Word version) -- Rep. Crawford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2933, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF DRIVING WITH AN UNLAWFUL ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISIONS THAT RELATE TO THE PROSECUTION OF A PERSON CHARGED WITH THIS OFFENSE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4374 (Word version) -- Reps. W. D. Smith, Talley, Mitchell, Davenport, Littlejohn, Anthony, Mahaffey, Hayes and Young: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 12, TITLE 58 SO AS TO ENACT THE "CABLE ANTIDISCRIMINATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION ACT OF 2008", TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS, PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION BY A CABLE OPERATOR WHEN PROVIDING PROGRAMMING WHICH COMPETES IN THE SAME PROGRAMMING CATEGORY OF ANOTHER OPERATOR, TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4375 (Word version) -- Rep. Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 13 TO TITLE 10 SO AS TO CREATE THE "PUBLIC FACILITIES FAIR USE ACT".
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4376 (Word version) -- Reps. Toole and E. H. Pitts: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT, BY ADDING SECTION 15B SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A BILL OR JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IMPOSING OR INCREASING A FEE MAY NOT BECOME LAW UNLESS IT RECEIVES THE APPROVAL OF THREE-FIFTHS OF THE MEMBERSHIP ELECTED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THREE-FIFTHS OF THE MEMBERSHIP ELECTED TO THE SENATE.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4377 (Word version) -- Reps. E. H. Pitts, Bingham and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-650, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES CONCERNING REPORTS AND INVESTIGATIONS OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION CONCERNING REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CLASSIFIED AS UNFOUNDED MUST BE FORWARDED TO THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION FOR SAFEKEEPING INDEFINITELY, TO BE DISCLOSED ONLY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES CURRENTLY ALLOWED BY LAW AND TO MANDATE THAT BOTH THE DEPARTMENT AND THE APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY CONDUCT INVESTIGATIONS AND SHARE INFORMATION COLLECTED WHEN CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT IS INDICATED; TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-680, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN PUBLIC ENTITIES TO REVIEW THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT BEFORE HIRING A POTENTIAL EMPLOYEE AND TO PROVIDE CONSEQUENCES WHEN AN EMPLOYER REQUIRED TO CHECK THE CENTRAL REGISTRY FAILS TO DO SO; TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-690, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CONFIDENTIALITY OF REPORTS AND RECORDS MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, SO AS TO ALLOW CERTAIN PERSONS, AGENCIES, OR ENTITIES ACCESS TO THE DEPARTMENT'S RECORDS OF INDICATED CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 20-7-50 RELATING TO UNLAWFUL CONDUCT TOWARDS A CHILD.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4378 (Word version) -- Rep. Miller: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO CHAPTER 10, TITLE 4 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPOSITION OF A SALES AND USE TAX NOT TO EXCEED ONE PERCENT BY REFERENDUM IN A MUNICIPALITY FOR A SPECIFIC PERIOD OF TIME AND FOR SPECIFIC PROJECTS, AND TO PROVIDE THE METHOD FOR IMPOSITION, PAYMENT, AND COLLECTION OF THIS TAX.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4379 (Word version) -- Rep. Govan: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1, ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICERS, SO AS TO EXEMPT AN APPOINTED OR ELECTED PERSON SERVING ON THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY AND DELETE ARCHAIC REFERENCES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4380 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 34-11-60, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DRAWING AND UTTERING A FRAUDULENT CHECK, DRAFT, OR OTHER WRITTEN ORDER, SO AS TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR PRESENTMENT FROM TEN DAYS TO TWENTY-FIVE DAYS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DRAWEE OF THE CHECK, DRAFT, OR OTHER WRITTEN ORDER HAS THE BURDEN OF PROVING THE DATE IT WAS PRESENTED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE POSTMARK ON AN ENVELOPE DELIVERING THE CHECK, DRAFT, OR OTHER WRITTEN ORDER BY MAIL IS PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF THE DATE OF ITS PRESENTMENT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4381 (Word version) -- Rep. Gullick: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-4-590 SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH A PRIVATE THIRD PARTY COLLECTIONS ORGANIZATION TO COLLECT AN OUTSTANDING LIABILITY OWED THAT GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY, TO LIMIT IN THESE AGREEMENTS WAGE GARNISHMENT POWERS BOTH IN SCOPE AND TO COLLECTION OF AN OUTSTANDING TAX LIABILITY, TO PROVIDE FOR COMPENSATION TO THE EMPLOYER FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THE GARNISHMENT ACCOUNT, TO PROVIDE FOR INDEMNIFICATION OF THE DEPARTMENT IN THIS CONNECTION, AND TO DEFINE "OUTSTANDING TAX LIABILITY OWED A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY".
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4382 (Word version) -- Rep. Funderburk: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-35-2760 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF CERTAIN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS PURSUANT TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSOLIDATED PROCUREMENT CODE CONTAIN CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS BASED ON THE ELECTRONIC PRODUCT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT TOOL (EPEAT) FOR IDENTIFYING ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 11-35-820, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT OFFICE, SO AS TO REFERENCE THE SPECIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT FOR IDENTIFYING ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4383 (Word version) -- Rep. Coleman: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 27-1-70 SO AS TO PRESCRIBE THE CONDITIONS AND THE PROCEDURE FOR CLAIMING MINERAL RIGHTS IN REAL PROPERTY PURSUANT TO ADVERSE POSSESSION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4384 (Word version) -- Reps. Viers, E. H. Pitts and Littlejohn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 11 TO CHAPTER 5 OF TITLE 43 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO VERIFY THE LAWFUL PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES OF A PERSON FOURTEEN YEARS OR OLDER WHO HAS APPLIED FOR STATE OR LOCAL PUBLIC BENEFITS OR FOR FEDERAL BENEFITS ADMINISTERED BY THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE EXEMPTED BENEFITS, TO PROVIDE FOR AN AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND FOR CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR A FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION IN THE AFFIDAVIT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR ANNUAL REPORTS FROM THESE AGENCIES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4385 (Word version) -- Reps. Viers and E. H. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-52-10 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIAL TO ASCERTAIN AND REPORT THE UNLAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS OF ANY PERSON CONFINED IN A JAIL BY REASON OF A FELONY OR DUI CHARGE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4386 (Word version) -- Reps. Viers, Littlejohn and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-3355 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN IDENTIFICATION CARD MAY BE ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES ONLY TO PERSONS LEGALLY AND PERMANENTLY IN THE UNITED STATES, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS AND A PROCESS FOR ISSUING CARDS TO THOSE DOCUMENTED EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION APPLIES TO RENEWAL, DUPLICATION, OR REISSUANCE OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE IF THE DEPARTMENT HAS NOTICE OF UNLAWFUL PRESENCE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-40, RELATING TO A PERSON WHO MAY NOT BE ISSUED A SOUTH CAROLINA DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO CONFORM THE PROVISIONS CONCERNING NONRESIDENTS TO THE PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE ISSUANCE OF AN IDENTIFICATION CARD.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4387 (Word version) -- Reps. Viers, Witherspoon, E. H. Pitts, Littlejohn and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-430 SO AS TO DENY POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION BENEFITS ON THE BASIS OF RESIDENCE TO A PERSON UNLAWFULLY WITHIN THE UNITED STATES.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4388 (Word version) -- Reps. Viers, Kirsh, Littlejohn and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA TAXPAYER AND CITIZEN PROTECTION ACT", ADDRESSING THE FINDINGS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN CONNECTION WITH THE EFFECT OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ON THE CITIZENS OF THIS STATE; BY ADDING SECTION 12-8-610 SO AS TO REQUIRE A WITHHOLDING AGENT TO WITHHOLD STATE INCOME TAX AT THE RATE OF SIX PERCENT WITH RESPECT TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO FAILS TO PROVIDE A VALID SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, AND TO ESTABLISH A PENALTY; BY ADDING SECTION 16-9-460 SO AS TO MAKE IT A FELONY TO KNOWINGLY, OR IN RECKLESS DISREGARD OF THE TRUTH, TO TRANSPORT, MOVE, CONCEAL, HARBOR, OR SHELTER A PERSON IN FURTHERANCE OF THAT PERSON'S ILLEGAL PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES AND TO PROVIDE FOR IMPRISONMENT AND FINES; BY ADDING SECTION 23-3-90 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FRAUDULENT DOCUMENTS IDENTIFICATION UNIT WITHIN SLED TO INVESTIGATE AND APPREHEND PERSONS WHO PREPARE AND SELL FRAUDULENT IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS TO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT LAWFULLY PRESENT IN THIS STATE; BY ADDING SECTION 23-52-10 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIAL TO ASCERTAIN AND REPORT THE UNLAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS OF ANY PERSON CONFINED IN A JAIL BY REASON OF A FELONY OR DUI CHARGE; BY ADDING ARTICLE 11 TO CHAPTER 5 OF TITLE 43 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO VERIFY THE LAWFUL PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES OF A PERSON FOURTEEN YEARS OR OLDER WHO HAS APPLIED FOR STATE OR LOCAL PUBLIC BENEFITS OR FOR FEDERAL BENEFITS ADMINISTERED BY THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE EXEMPTED BENEFITS, TO PROVIDE FOR AN AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND FOR CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR A FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION IN THE AFFIDAVIT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR ANNUAL REPORTS FROM THESE AGENCIES; BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-3355 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN IDENTIFICATION CARD MAY BE ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES ONLY TO PERSONS LEGALLY AND PERMANENTLY IN THE UNITED STATES, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS AND A PROCESS FOR ISSUING CARDS TO THOSE DOCUMENTED EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION APPLIES TO RENEWAL, DUPLICATION, OR REISSUANCE OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE IF THE DEPARTMENT HAS NOTICE OF UNLAWFUL PRESENCE; BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-430 SO AS TO DENY POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION BENEFITS ON THE BASIS OF RESIDENCE TO A PERSON UNLAWFULLY WITHIN THE UNITED STATES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-40, RELATING TO A PERSON WHO MAY NOT BE ISSUED A SOUTH CAROLINA DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO CONFORM THE PROVISIONS CONCERNING NONRESIDENTS TO THE PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE ISSUANCE OF AN IDENTIFICATION CARD.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4389 (Word version) -- Rep. Govan: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-286 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO VOTING MEMBER OF THE GOVERNING BOARD OF A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING IN THIS STATE MAY BE OFFERED OR ACCEPT A POSITION OF EMPLOYMENT WITH THE INSTITUTION WHILE A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNING BOARD AND FOR A PERIOD OF FOUR YEARS AFTER HE CEASES TO BE A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNING BOARD.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4390 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith, Lowe and Witherspoon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-9-320, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT CERTAIN PERSONS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A HUNTER'S EDUCATION PROGRAM BEFORE THEY ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A SOUTH CAROLINA HUNTING LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO ACTIVE OR RETIRED UNITED STATES ARMED SERVICES PERSONNEL WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES THAT THEY RECEIVED WEAPONS TRAINING DURING THEIR MILITARY CAREER.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4391 (Word version) -- Reps. E. H. Pitts and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 59, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EDUCATION, BY ADDING CHAPTER 62 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAM WHEREBY EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT BEGINNING WITH THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR SHALL DEVELOP AND BEGIN IMPLEMENTING A PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAM DEVELOPED BY IT PROVIDING A CHOICE OPTION FOR STUDENTS AT THE ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL, TO ALSO PROVIDE THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS BEGINNING WITH THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR MAY ESTABLISH VOLUNTARY OPEN-ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS OF AND PROCEDURES FOR THESE PROGRAMS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4392 (Word version) -- Rep. E. H. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-15-65 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO BUY, SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, OR OFFER TO BUY CERTAIN SPECIES OF TURTLES, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO POSSESS MORE THAN FIVE OF EACH OF THESE SPECIES AND NO MORE THAN AN AGGREGATE OF FIFTEEN OF ALL SPECIES WITHOUT A PERMIT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4393 (Word version) -- Reps. Bowen and Thompson: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3 OF TITLE 49, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND COORDINATION BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE WATER MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2008", INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO REQUIRE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STATEWIDE COMPREHENSIVE WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE FOR PRINCIPLES ON WHICH SUCH PROGRAM MUST BE BASED; TO REQUIRE ALL WATER WITHDRAWAL PERMIT DECISIONS TO BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE FOR EFFECT OF NONCOMPLIANCE WITH THE PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE FOR A SOUTH CAROLINA WATER BOARD AND FOR ITS COMPOSITION AND DUTIES; TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, ADOPTION, AND REVISION; TO DESIGNATE SECTION 49-3-10 THROUGH SECTION 49-3-50 OF THE 1976 CODE AS ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 3 OF TITLE 49; AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 21 OF TITLE 49 RELATING TO THE INTERBASIN TRANSFER OF WATER TO BE UPON APPROVAL OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE STATEWIDE COMPREHENSIVE WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM PROVIDED ABOVE.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4394 (Word version) -- Reps. Thompson, Toole, Kirsh and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-7-77 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION REGARDING EARMARKS REQUESTED BY MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR INCLUSION IN AN APPROPRIATIONS BILL, TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE FOR THIS DISCLOSURE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THESE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4395 (Word version) -- Rep. E. H. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-655, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A MINOR, SO AS TO DELETE THE EXCEPTION FROM PROSECUTION FOR CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A MINOR IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN THE PERSON IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR LESS AND THE VICTIM IS AT LEAST FOURTEEN AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT MISTAKE OF AGE MAY BE USED AS A DEFENSE TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A MINOR IN THE SECOND DEGREE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-540, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO ELECTRONIC MONITORING OF SEX OFFENDERS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO REMOVE EXCEPTIONS FROM ELECTRONIC MONITORING REQUIREMENTS OF PERSONS WHO COMMIT CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN THE OFFENDER IS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR LESS AND THE VICTIM IS AT LEAST FOURTEEN.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4396 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Young, Kirsh and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-620, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO OFFENDERS BEING REQUIRED TO SUBMIT SAMPLES FOR INCLUSION IN THE DNA DATABASE, SO AS TO REQUIRE SAMPLES UPON LAWFUL CUSTODIAL ARREST FOR A FELONY RATHER THAN FOLLOWING SENTENCING AND AT THE TIME OF INTAKE AT A JAIL OR PRISON, AND TO REQUIRE SAMPLES TO BE PROVIDED BEFORE A PERSON IS RELEASED ON PAROLE, RELEASED FROM CONFINEMENT, OR RELEASED FROM AN AGENCY'S JURISDICTION; TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-630, RELATING TO PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO TAKE DNA SAMPLES AND THEIR IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY, SO AS TO DELETE REQUIREMENTS THAT THE PERSONS AUTHORIZED MUST BE CERTAIN TYPES OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND TO PROVIDE THAT ONLY THEY MUST BE APPROPRIATELY TRAINED; TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-650, RELATING TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF A DNA PROFILE, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR COORDINATION BETWEEN SLED AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO PREVENT COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF DUPLICATE DNA SAMPLES; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 23-3-660 AND 23-3-670, RELATING TO EXPUNGEMENTS AND FEES FOR DNA SAMPLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR EXPUNGEMENT WHEN CHARGES ARE DISMISSED OR NOLLE PROSSED, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE WILL PAY FOR THE COSTS OF COLLECTING AND PROCESSING A DNA SAMPLE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT FEES COLLECTED FROM CONVICTED PERSONS SHALL BE REMITTED TO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE STATE AND CREDITED TO THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4398 (Word version) -- Reps. Mahaffey and Duncan: 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 FROM SALES AND USE TAX CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS PURCHASED AFTER 2007 AND BEFORE 2013, USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION IN THIS STATE OF A NEW OR EXPANDED SINGLE ETHANOL PRODUCTION FACILITY OR BIODIESEL PRODUCTION FACILITY, OR BOTH, TO PROVIDE THE INVESTMENT AMOUNT REQUIRED FOR THE EXEMPTION AND THE METHOD OF RECAPTURING TAXES IF THE INVESTMENT THRESHOLDS ARE NOT MET.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4399 (Word version) -- Rep. Anthony: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 469 OF 2002, RELATING TO THE UNION COUNTY BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES AND THE UNION COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO REVISE THE TIME PERIOD WHEN CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO THE BOARD MUST FILE STATEMENTS OF CANDIDACY.
Referred to the Union Delegation

H. 4401 (Word version) -- Reps. F. N. Smith and J. H. Neal: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-250, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF PUBLIC SCHOOL PUPILS IN LIEU OF SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A DECISION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MAY BE APPEALED TO THE COURT SYSTEM.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4402 (Word version) -- Rep. Talley: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 13, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PLANNING, RESEARCH, AND DEVELOPMENT, BY ADDING CHAPTER 4 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA ECONOMIC GROWTH STRATEGIC COORDINATING ACT OF 2008" WHICH ESTABLISHES THE SOUTH CAROLINA COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, AND PROVIDES FOR THE MEMBERSHIP, FUNCTIONS, AND DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL TO INCLUDE THE FORMULATION OF AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SOUTH CAROLINA WHICH BRINGS OUR STATE INTO THE FOREFRONT OF CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE RESPONSIBILITY TO BECOME AN ADVOCATE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4403 (Word version) -- Rep. Davenport: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE THE SITE OF THE BOILING SPRINGS GEYSER IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY AS A STATE HISTORIC SITE.
Referred to Spartanburg Delegation

H. 4404 (Word version) -- Rep. W. D. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-1065 SO AS TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS FOR THE TERMS "VEHICLE" AND "FALSE OR SECRET COMPARTMENT", TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO OPERATE A VEHICLE WITH A FALSE OR SECRET COMPARTMENT, OR INSTALL A FALSE OR SECRET COMPARTMENT IN A VEHICLE, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE VEHICLE'S LICENSE PLATE AND REGISTRATION MAY BE SEIZED AND A TEMPORARY LICENSE PLATE ISSUED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE VEHICLE'S LICENSE PLATE AND REGISTRATION MUST BE RETURNED ONCE THE VEHICLE'S VIOLATION HAS BEEN ELIMINATED.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4405 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-27, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROHIBITIONS AGAINST MIGRATORY WATERFOWL HUNTING AND BAITING ON LAKE MURRAY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES BASED ON BOAT OR CONGESTION STUDIES OF A PARTICULAR AREA OF LAKE MURRAY, WHERE MIGRATORY WATERFOWL HUNTING COULD ENDANGER HUMAN LIFE, MAY CLOSE THAT PORTION OF LAKE MURRAY TO MIGRATORY WATERFOWL HUNTING.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4406 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA RESTROOM ACCESS ACT OF 2008", BY ADDING CHAPTER 57 TO TITLE 44 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ACCESS TO EMPLOYEE TOILET FACILITIES IN RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS WITHOUT PUBLIC RESTROOMS FOR PERSONS WHO SUFFER FROM MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO RESTROOMS, AND TO PROVIDE CIVIL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE ACT.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4407 (Word version) -- Reps. Walker and Barfield: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-1-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION AND BOUNDARIES OF THE STATE, SO AS TO REVISE A PORTION OF THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA, AND GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4408 (Word version) -- Reps. Skelton, Harrell and Walker: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 59-104-25 AND 59-149-15, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP STIPEND FOR STUDENTS MAJORING IN MATHEMATICS OR SCIENCES AND THE LIFE SCHOLARSHIP STIPEND FOR STUDENTS MAJORING IN MATHEMATICS OR SCIENCES, RESPECTIVELY, BOTH SO AS TO REVISE THE COURSE REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO RECEIVE THE STIPEND DURING A STUDENT'S FRESHMAN YEAR.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4409 (Word version) -- Reps. Herbkersman, Chalk, Littlejohn and M. A. Pitts: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO CONDUCT A PILOT PROGRAM IN WHICH THE INSTANT RUNOFF METHOD OF VOTING WOULD BE USED IN MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY ELECTIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4410 (Word version) -- Rep. Gullick: A BILL TO REPEAL SECTION 61-2-170, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON DRIVE-THROUGH OR CURB SERVICE SALES OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS, BEER, OR WINE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4430 (Word version) -- Rep. Talley: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-750 SO AS TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS FOR PURPOSES OF THE SECTION AND TO PROVIDE AN ENHANCED PENALTY FOR PERSONS WITH SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY OVER A CHILD WHO COMMIT CERTAIN DELINEATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR, OR KIDNAPPING OFFENSES AGAINST A CHILD.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4432 (Word version) -- Reps. Limehouse, R. Brown, Scarborough and Stavrinakis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 5-25-635 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OWNER OF A BUILDING WITH A FLOOR OR CEILING CONSTRUCTED WITH TRUSS CONSTRUCTION MUST ATTACH TO THE BUILDING AN EMBLEM IDENTIFYING THE BUILDING AS HAVING TRUSS CONSTRUCTION, TO PROVIDE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE EMBLEM'S APPEARANCE AND LOCATION, TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FOR A BUILDING WITH TRUSS CONSTRUCTION THAT IS A DETACHED ONE- OR TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE THAT IS NOT PART OF A PLANNED REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT, AND TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FOR AN INDIVIDUAL STRUCTURE OR DWELLING UNIT THAT IS PART OF A PLANNED REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT BUT HAS A TRUSS CONSTRUCTION IDENTIFYING EMBLEM CONSPICUOUSLY ATTACHED TO THE DEVELOPMENT'S ENTRANCES.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4433 (Word version) -- Reps. Bowers and Brantley: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-300, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN HAMPTON COUNTY, SO AS TO DELETE POLLING PLACE LOCATIONS IN THE VOTING PRECINCTS OF HAMPTON COUNTY, TO DESIGNATE 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, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE HAMPTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND VOTER REGISTRATION, WITH THE APPROVAL OF A MAJORITY OF THE HAMPTON COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION, TO DETERMINE THE POLLING PLACES FOR THE PRECINCTS IN HAMPTON COUNTY.
Referred to the Hampton Delegation

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4308 (Word version) -- Rep. Talley: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE THAT CROSSES INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 85 ALONG SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 129 IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY THE "DEPUTY KEVIN EARL CARPER BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "DEPUTY KEVIN EARL CARPER BRIDGE".
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

On motion of Rep. OTT, with unanimous consent, the following was taken up for immediate consideration:

H. 4397 (Word version) -- Reps. Ott, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Anthony, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Battle, Bedingfield, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brantley, Breeland, G. Brown, R. Brown, Cato, Chalk, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Cooper, Cotty, Crawford, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Duncan, Edge, Erickson, Frye, Funderburk, Gambrell, Govan, Gullick, Hagood, Haley, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrell, Harrison, Hart, Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hodges, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hutson, Jefferson, Jennings, Kelly, Kennedy, Kirsh, Knight, Leach, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Loftis, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Mahaffey, McLeod, Merrill, Miller, Mitchell, Moody-Lawrence, Moss, Mulvaney, J. H. Neal, J. M. Neal, Neilson, Owens, Parks, Perry, Phillips, Pinson, E. H. Pitts, M. A. Pitts, Rice, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scarborough, Scott, Sellers, Shoopman, Simrill, Skelton, D. C. Smith, F. N. Smith, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, W. D. Smith, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stewart, Talley, Taylor, Thompson, Toole, Umphlett, Vick, Viers, Walker, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Witherspoon and Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE THAT JANUARY 31, 2008, "PUBLIC LIBRARY APPRECIATION DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

Whereas, the South Carolina General Assembly, in Act 564 of 1978, found "that county public libraries make a substantial contribution to the education and recreation of the residents of the State and merit the continued interest and support of state and local government"; and

Whereas, public libraries contribute significantly to the overall quality of life of all South Carolinians; and

Whereas, today's public libraries utilize new and emerging technologies to provide access to a wealth of informational resources and services; and

Whereas, public libraries play a vital role in fostering literacy in our communities; and

Whereas, over 2.3 million people are registered library users; and

Whereas, over 19.8 million people visited South Carolina's public libraries in Fiscal Year 2006; and

Whereas, 21.5 million books and other materials were borrowed; and

Whereas, 637,440 children were in attendance at 22,123 children's programs; and

Whereas, a recent study by the University of South Carolina, School of Library and Information Science reported that every dollar invested in our public libraries results in a return investment of $4.48. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That January 31, 2008, be declared "Public Library Appreciation Day" in South Carolina.

Be it further resolved that the people of South Carolina avail themselves of the many rich services provided by our public libraries to meet their educational, informational, and recreational needs.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4411 (Word version) -- Rep. J. R. Smith: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE MEMBERS OF THE SILVER BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND AND THEIR DIRECTOR KRISTIN BROWN FOR THEIR STELLAR PERFORMANCE IN CAPTURING THE 2007 CLASS AA STATE BAND COMPETITION CHAMPIONSHIP.
The Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4412 (Word version) -- Rep. J. R. Smith: A HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE SILVER BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND, DIRECTORS, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED ON THEIR OUTSTANDING SEASON AND FOR CAPTURING THE CLASS AA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.
The Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4413 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith, Bedingfield and Bannister: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE EFFORTS OF THE GREENVILLE TEXTILE HERITAGE SOCIETY TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY OF TEXTILES AND THE ROLE TEXTILES PLAYED IN THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF GREENVILLE COUNTY AND TO JOIN IN ITS CELEBRATION OF THE FIRST FULL WEEK OF OCTOBER AS THE ANNUAL "TEXTILE HERITAGE WEEK".
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4414 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith, Bedingfield and Bannister: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE BOB SHUMAKER, OF GREENVILLE, AUTHOR OF THE SCHMOONEY TRILOGIES, A CHILDREN'S BOOK SERIES IN WHICH THE ENDEARING MAIN CHARACTER "THE SCHMOONEY" TAKES CHILDREN ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES, TO COMMEND HIM FOR HIS DEDICATION TO IMPROVING READING SKILLS AND LITERACY ACROSS THE STATE, AND TO DECLARE THE SCHMOONEY THE HONORARY MASCOT FOR LITERACY IN SOUTH CAROLINA FOR 2008-2009.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4415 (Word version) -- Rep. Rice: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO REVISE AND AMEND THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE TO LIMIT THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH CERTAIN IMMIGRANTS MAY CLAIM DEPENDENTS FOR FEDERAL TAX PURPOSES.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

On motion of Rep. DELLENEY, with unanimous consent, the following was taken up for immediate consideration:

H. 4416 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, W. D. Smith and F. N. Smith: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO FIX 12:00 NOON ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2008, AS THE TIME TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT, SEAT 3, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JULY 31, 2008; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS, SEAT 6, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2009, AND THE SUBSEQUENT FULL TERM WHICH EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2015; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, AT-LARGE SEAT 11, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2008; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, AT-LARGE SEAT 12, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2008; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, AT-LARGE SEAT 13, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2008, AND THE SUBSEQUENT FULL TERM WHICH EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2014; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 3, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2008; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 3, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2008, AND THE SUBSEQUENT FULL TERM WHICH EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2014; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 5, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2008; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2013; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 5, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2008; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2010; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 3, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2008; AND TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SEAT 5, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2008.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the House of Representatives and the Senate shall meet in Joint Assembly in the Hall of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at 12:00 noon to elect a successor to the Honorable James E. Moore, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Seat 3, whose term expires July 31, 2008; to elect a successor to the Honorable Donald W. Beatty, former Judge of the Court of Appeals, Seat 6, to fill the unexpired term which expires June 30, 2009, and the subsequent full term which expires on June 30, 2015; to elect a successor to the Honorable Daniel F. Pieper, former Judge of the Circuit Court for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Seat 2, to fill the unexpired term which expires on June 30, 2012; to elect a successor to the Honorable Alison Renee Lee, Judge of the Circuit Court, At-Large Seat 11, whose term expires on June 30, 2008; to elect a successor to the Honorable Thomas A. Russo, Judge of the Circuit Court, At-Large Seat 12, whose term expires on June 30, 2008; to elect a successor to the Honorable John L. Breeden, Jr., former Judge of the Circuit Court, At-Large Seat 13, to fill the unexpired term which expires on June 30, 2008, and the subsequent full term which expires on June 30, 2014; to elect a successor to the Honorable James A. Spruill III, Judge of the Family Court for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, Seat 3, whose term expires on June 30, 2008; to elect a successor to the late Honorable Rolly W. Jacobs, Judge of the Family Court for the Fifth Judicial Circuit, Seat 3, to fill the unexpired term which expires on June 30, 2013; to elect a successor to the late Honorable Walter B. Brown, Jr., Judge of the Family Court for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Seat 2, to fill the unexpired term which expires on June 30, 2008, and the subsequent full term which expires on June 30, 2014; to elect a successor to the Honorable Jocelyn B. Cate, Judge of the Family Court for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Seat 5, whose term expires on June 30, 2008; to elect a successor to the late Honorable Mary E. Buchan, Judge of the Family Court for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Seat 1, to fill the unexpired term which expires on June 30, 2013; to elect a successor to the Honorable Robert N. Jenkins, Sr., Judge of the Family Court for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 5, whose term expires on June 30, 2008; to elect a successor to the Honorable Jane Dowling Fender, Judge of the Family Court for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 2, upon Judge Fender's retirement on or before December 31, 2007, to fill the unexpired term which expires on June 30, 2010; to elect a successor to the Honorable Haskell T. Abbott III, Judge of the Family Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 3, upon Judge Abbott's retirement on or before June 30, 2008, whose term expires on June 30, 2008; and to elect a successor to the Honorable Paige J. Gossett, Judge of the Administrative Law Court, Seat 5, whose term expires on June 30, 2008.

Be it further resolved that all nominations must be made by the Chairman of the Judicial Merit Selection Commission and that no further nominating or seconding speeches may be made by members of the General Assembly on behalf of any candidate.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4417 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith and Bedingfield: A HOUSE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL'S PERFECT 2007 VOLLEYBALL SEASON AND THE LADY RAMS' SECOND CONSECUTIVE AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.
The Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4418 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith and Bedingfield: A HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL "LADY RAMS" VOLLEYBALL TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED ON THEIR PERFECT 26-0 SEASON AND FOR CAPTURING THE CLASS AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.
The Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4419 (Word version) -- Reps. Miller and Anderson: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE ATHLETES OF THE GEORGETOWN COUNTY DIXIE SOFTBALL DEBS FOR THEIR SUCCESS OVER THE ELEVEN COMPETING TEAMS AND FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING VICTORY AT THE DIXIE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES IN MARIANNA, FLORIDA.
The Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4420 (Word version) -- Rep. Battle: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND CONGRATULATE DANIEL MARK VINSON OF MARION COUNTY ON ACHIEVING THE ELITE RANK OF EAGLE SCOUT, TO COMMEND HIM FOR HIS HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION IN ACHIEVING THIS GOAL, AND TO RECOGNIZE HIM FOR HIS SPECIAL TALENT AND DEDICATED EFFORTS IN REFURBISHING THE SOUTH CAROLINA TOBACCO MUSEUM.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4421 (Word version) -- Rep. W. D. Smith: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE MEMBERS OF THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT UNIT DUI TEAM FOR THEIR EXEMPLARY WORK OF SUCCESSFULLY APPREHENDING THOSE WHO DRIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR OTHER SUBSTANCES THEREBY MAKING THE THOROUGHFARES OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY SAFE FOR ITS CITIZENS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4422 (Word version) -- Rep. Talley: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR TO THE STUDENTS AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECOGNIZING THEM FOR A DEMONSTRATION OF THEIR UNIQUE ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
The Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4423 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Anthony, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Battle, Bedingfield, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brantley, Breeland, G. Brown, R. Brown, Cato, Chalk, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Cooper, Cotty, Crawford, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Duncan, Edge, Erickson, Frye, Funderburk, Gambrell, Govan, Gullick, Hagood, Haley, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrell, Harrison, Hart, Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hodges, Hosey, Howard, Hutson, Jefferson, Jennings, Kelly, Kennedy, Kirsh, Knight, Leach, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Loftis, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Mahaffey, McLeod, Merrill, Miller, Mitchell, Moody-Lawrence, Moss, Mulvaney, J. H. Neal, J. M. Neal, Neilson, Ott, Owens, Parks, Perry, Phillips, Pinson, E. H. Pitts, M. A. Pitts, Rice, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scarborough, Scott, Sellers, Shoopman, Simrill, Skelton, D. C. Smith, F. N. Smith, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, W. D. Smith, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stewart, Talley, Taylor, Thompson, Toole, Umphlett, Vick, Viers, Walker, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Witherspoon and Young: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF THE LAKE MURRAY JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR THEIR ENTHUSIASTIC AND VISIONARY WORK IN SERVING THE NEEDS IN THE COMMUNITIES OF IRMO, LAKE MURRAY, AND LEXINGTON COUNTY.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4424 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Anthony, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Battle, Bedingfield, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brantley, Breeland, G. Brown, R. Brown, Cato, Chalk, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Cooper, Cotty, Crawford, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Duncan, Edge, Erickson, Frye, Funderburk, Gambrell, Govan, Gullick, Hagood, Haley, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrell, Harrison, Hart, Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hodges, Hosey, Howard, Hutson, Jefferson, Jennings, Kelly, Kennedy, Kirsh, Knight, Leach, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Loftis, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Mahaffey, McLeod, Merrill, Miller, Mitchell, Moody-Lawrence, Moss, Mulvaney, J. H. Neal, J. M. Neal, Neilson, Ott, Owens, Parks, Perry, Phillips, Pinson, E. H. Pitts, M. A. Pitts, Rice, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scarborough, Scott, Sellers, Shoopman, Simrill, Skelton, D. C. Smith, F. N. Smith, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, W. D. Smith, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stewart, Talley, Taylor, Thompson, Toole, Umphlett, Vick, Viers, Walker, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Witherspoon and Young: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND WARMEST BIRTHDAY WISHES AND GREETINGS TO ONE OF LEXINGTON COUNTY'S MOST DELIGHTFUL AND WELL-KNOWN CITIZENS, BOB HOLLAWAY, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY, AND TO EXTEND BEST WISHES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR MANY MORE BIRTHDAYS TO COME.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4425 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Ballentine, E. H. Pitts, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Anthony, Bales, Bannister, Barfield, Battle, Bedingfield, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brantley, Breeland, G. Brown, R. Brown, Cato, Chalk, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Cooper, Cotty, Crawford, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Duncan, Edge, Erickson, Frye, Funderburk, Gambrell, Govan, Gullick, Hagood, Haley, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrell, Harrison, Hart, Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hodges, Hosey, Howard, Hutson, Jefferson, Jennings, Kelly, Kennedy, Kirsh, Knight, Leach, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Loftis, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Mahaffey, McLeod, Merrill, Miller, Mitchell, Moody-Lawrence, Moss, Mulvaney, J. H. Neal, J. M. Neal, Neilson, Ott, Owens, Parks, Perry, Phillips, Pinson, M. A. Pitts, Rice, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scarborough, Scott, Sellers, Shoopman, Simrill, Skelton, D. C. Smith, F. N. Smith, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, W. D. Smith, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stewart, Talley, Taylor, Thompson, Toole, Umphlett, Vick, Viers, Walker, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Witherspoon and Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE AND HONOR COACH TIM WHIPPLE OF IRMO HIGH SCHOOL UPON THE OCCASION OF ATTAINING HIS FIVE HUNDREDTH BASKETBALL VICTORY AT IRMO DURING HIS REMARKABLE TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OF COACHING.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4426 (Word version) -- Reps. G. Brown, Weeks, G. M. Smith, Lowe and J. H. Neal: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF OLD UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 521 (S-43-1342) FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 441 TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH CHARLES JACKSON ROAD "BILL PINKNEY OF THE ORIGINAL DRIFTERS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "BILL PINKNEY OF THE ORIGINAL DRIFTERS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY".
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4427 (Word version) -- Rep. Leach: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO INVITE THE NATIONAL COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, THE HONORABLE MARTIN "MARTY" F. CONASTER, TO ADDRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION IN THE CHAMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT 12:30 P.M. ON TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4428 (Word version) -- Reps. Jefferson, Merrill, Anderson, Dantzler and Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 45 IN BERKELEY COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 17 TO A POINT EIGHT MILES EAST OF THIS INTERSECTION THE "REVEREND ROBERT 'BOB' SNIDER, JR. HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "REVEREND ROBERT 'BOB' SNIDER, JR. HIGHWAY".
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was taken up for immediate consideration:

H. 4429 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, W. D. Smith, White, Cooper, Harrison, Cato, Walker, Witherspoon and Howard: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION INVITING HIS EXCELLENCY, MARSHALL CLEMENT (MARK) SANFORD, JR., GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO ADDRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION AT 7:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2008, IN THE CHAMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That His Excellency, Marshall Clement (Mark) Sanford, Jr., Governor of the State of South Carolina, is invited to address the General Assembly in joint session at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, in the Chamber of the South Carolina House of Representatives.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Governor Sanford.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4431 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Anthony, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Battle, Bedingfield, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brantley, Breeland, G. Brown, R. Brown, Cato, Chalk, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Cooper, Cotty, Crawford, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Duncan, Edge, Erickson, Frye, Funderburk, Gambrell, Govan, Gullick, Hagood, Haley, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrison, Hart, Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hodges, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hutson, Jefferson, Jennings, Kelly, Kennedy, Kirsh, Knight, Leach, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Loftis, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Mahaffey, McLeod, Merrill, Miller, Mitchell, Moody-Lawrence, Moss, Mulvaney, J. H. Neal, J. M. Neal, Neilson, Ott, Owens, Parks, Perry, Phillips, Pinson, E. H. Pitts, M. A. Pitts, Rice, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scarborough, Scott, Sellers, Shoopman, Simrill, Skelton, D. C. Smith, F. N. Smith, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, W. D. Smith, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stewart, Talley, Taylor, Thompson, Toole, Umphlett, Vick, Viers, Walker, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Witherspoon and Young: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR BONNIE HARRIS FOR HER SELFLESS SERVICE TO HER FELLOW SOUTH CAROLINIANS DURING HER ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER IN SOUTH CAROLINA STATE GOVERNMENT AND TO WISH HER EVERY HAPPINESS UPON HER RETIREMENT.

Whereas, Bonnie worked for twelve years at the State Tax Commission and twenty-two years at Legislative Printing, Information and Technology Systems, totaling thirty-four years of dedicated service; and

Whereas, possessing expertise in administrative and fiscal management, Bonnie functioned and thrived as a thorough, accurate, and meticulous public servant; and
Whereas, having developed a respectful and keen understanding of the legislative institution and process early in her career, Bonnie served as a trusted advisor on policy, strategy, and protocol; and

Whereas, having achieved the implementation of many agency procedures and coordination of projects involving internal agency operations, Bonnie is credited by Legislative Printing, Information and Technology Systems for much of its success; and

Whereas, a true and trusted friend to her co-workers, Bonnie has often provided office entertainment with tales of her many domestic mishaps and attempts at hobbies and projects that went awry; and

Whereas, a loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and feline custodian, Bonnie will care for her family and friends upon her retirement; and

Whereas, while Legislative Printing, Information and Technology Systems will certainly be at a loss without her, Bonnie has left an indelible mark on South Carolina state government that will not soon be forgotten. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the members of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, recognize and honor Bonnie Harris for her selfless service to her fellow South Carolinians during her illustrious career in South Carolina state government and wish her every happiness upon her retirement.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Bonnie Harris.

The Resolution was adopted.

ROLL CALL

The roll call of the House of Representatives was taken resulting as follows:

Agnew                  Alexander              Allen
Anderson               Anthony                Bales
Bannister              Barfield               Battle
Bedingfield            Bingham                Bowen
Bowers                 Brady                  Branham
Brantley               Breeland               G. Brown
R. Brown               Cato                   Chalk
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cooper                 Cotty                  Crawford
Dantzler               Davenport              Delleney
Edge                   Erickson               Frye
Funderburk             Gambrell               Govan
Gullick                Haley                  Hamilton
Hardwick               Harrell                Harrison
Hart                   Harvin                 Haskins
Hayes                  Herbkersman            Hiott
Hodges                 Hosey                  Howard
Huggins                Hutson                 Jefferson
Jennings               Kelly                  Kirsh
Knight                 Leach                  Limehouse
Littlejohn             Loftis                 Lucas
Mack                   Mahaffey               McLeod
Merrill                Miller                 Moody-Lawrence
Moss                   Mulvaney               J. H. Neal
J. M. Neal             Neilson                Ott
Owens                  Parks                  Perry
Phillips               Pinson                 E. H. Pitts
M. A. Pitts            Rice                   Sandifer
Scarborough            Scott                  Sellers
Shoopman               Simrill                Skelton
D. C. Smith            F. N. Smith            G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. R. Smith            W. D. Smith
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Stewart
Talley                 Taylor                 Thompson
Toole                  Umphlett               Vick
Viers                  Walker                 Weeks
Whitmire               Williams               Witherspoon
Young

STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE

I came in after the roll call and was present for the Session on Tuesday, January 8.

Creighton Coleman                 Phillip Lowe
Harold Mitchell                   Todd Rutherford
Jackson "Seth" Whipper            Brian White

Total Present--118

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. J. E. SMITH a leave of absence until his return from military deployment.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. DUNCAN a leave of absence for the week due to family obligations.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. BALLENTINE a leave of absence for today and tomorrow due to business reasons.

STATEMENT FOR THE JOURNAL

I am writing today to request an excused absence for January 8-9, 2008. In my three years in this body, this is the first occasion when such an absence has been necessary and I regret that I will not be able to join my colleagues for the opening days of this year's session.

It is an honor and a privilege to devote much of my time to serve the people of House District 71. Unfortunately, a Regional Organizational Meeting for Wachovia, my employer, has been scheduled for the first two days of our legislative session and my attendance is required.

I also want to take this occasion to recognize the families and co-workers of those of us who serve in elective office. It is only through their support and assistance, in both professional and household responsibilities, that any of us are able to dedicate ourselves to serving our communities and our State.

I look forward to getting back to work in Columbia on Thursday, January 10, 2008.

Rep. Nathan Ballentine

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. Gerald E. Harmon was the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

CO-SPONSOR REMOVED

In accordance with House Rule 5.2 below:
"5.2   Every bill before presentation shall have its title endorsed; every report, its title at length; every petition, memorial, or other paper, its prayer or substance; and, in every instance, the name of the member presenting any paper shall be endorsed and the papers shall be presented by the member to the Speaker at the desk. A member may add his name to a bill or resolution or a co-sponsor of a bill or resolution may remove his name at any time prior to the bill or resolution receiving passage on second reading. The member or co-sponsor shall notify the Clerk of the House in writing of his desire to have his name added or removed from the bill or resolution. The Clerk of the House shall print the member's or co-sponsor's written notification in the House Journal. The removal or addition of a name does not apply to a bill or resolution sponsored by a committee."

CO-SPONSOR REMOVED

Bill Number:   H. 3876 (Word version)
Date:   REMOVE:
01/08/08   HARRISON

S. 826--DEBATE ADJOURNED

Rep. D. C. SMITH moved to adjourn debate upon the following Bill until Wednesday, January 9, which was adopted:

S. 826 (Word version) -- Senators Moore, Setzler and Ryberg: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 503 OF 1982, AS AMENDED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PETITION FILING DEADLINE FOR SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FOR THE AIKEN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MUST BE CONSISTENT WITH THE UNIFORM STATEWIDE FILING DEADLINE FOR PETITION CANDIDATES PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION 7-13-351, AND TO PROVIDE THAT CANDIDATES QUALIFYING BY A STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY MUST CONFORM TO THE UNIFORM STATEWIDE FILING DEADLINE SET FORTH IN SECTION 7-13-352.

S. 639--DEBATE ADJOURNED

Rep. G. M. SMITH moved to adjourn debate upon the following Bill until Wednesday, January 9, which was adopted:

S. 639 (Word version) -- Senator Leventis: A BILL TO PROVIDE THAT SUMTER COUNTY ON JULY 1, 2011, SHALL CONSIST OF ONE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS THE SUMTER COUNTY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND TO ABOLISH THE EXISTING SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN SUMTER COUNTY; TO PROVIDE THAT THE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT BE GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTED IN NONPARTISAN ELECTIONS ON SPECIFIED DATES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION AND MANNER OF ELECTION OF THE BOARD; TO PROVIDE A SUPERINTENDENT FOR THE DISTRICT TO BE APPOINTED BY THE BOARD; TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH SCHOOL BUDGETS MUST BE PRESENTED AND THE SCHOOL TAX MILLAGE BE IMPOSED AND CALCULATED; TO PROVIDE FOR THE TRANSFER OF THE ASSETS AND LIABILITIES OF THE TWO PRESENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO THE CONSOLIDATED DISTRICT WITH CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS; TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEBT LIMITATION OF THE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND MUST BE DETERMINED; AND TO PROVIDE FOR A SIX-MEMBER TRANSITION TEAM TO BE APPOINTED BY THE BOARDS OF DISTRICT TWO AND DISTRICT SEVENTEEN TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING ATTENDANCE ZONES AND OTHER MATTERS.

ORDERED ENROLLED FOR RATIFICATION

The following Bill was read the third time, passed and, having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification:

S. 793 (Word version) -- Senators Cleary and Elliott: A BILL TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY MAY MEET IN LOCATIONS OTHER THAN CONWAY AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL PROPERTY, REAL AND PERSONAL, AND RIGHTS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION VESTED IN COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY LOCATED IN HORRY COUNTY SHALL BE VESTED IN "COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY".

Rep. COOPER explained the Bill.

S. 729--RECOMMITTED

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

S. 729 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PLACE IN MURRELLS INLET AT LEAST EIGHT BUOYS THAT ESTABLISH A NO WAKE ZONE WITHIN FIFTY FEET OF A DOCK.

Rep. WITHERSPOON moved to recommit the Joint Resolution to the Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, which was agreed to.

H. 3623--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 3623 (Word version) -- Rep. Thompson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-11-340, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 14-1-206, 14-1-207, AND 14-1-208, ALL AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MONETARY ASSESSMENTS LEVIED AGAINST FINES IMPOSED IN GENERAL SESSIONS, MAGISTRATES, AND MUNICIPAL COURTS, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY"; TO AMEND SECTION 23-11-110, RELATING TO CERTAIN QUALIFICATIONS THAT A SHERIFF MUST POSSESS, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 23-23-70, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER CERTIFICATES, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO SECTION 23-6-440 AND REPLACE IT WITH REFERENCES TO SECTION 23-23-60; TO AMEND SECTIONS 23-28-20, 23-28-60, AND 23-28-90, ALL RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF RESERVE POLICE OFFICERS, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 23-47-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO 911 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 24-5-320, RELATING TO THE JAIL PRE-SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND REPLACE THEM WITH REFERENCES TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 24-5-360, RELATING TO TRAINING OFFERED TO RESERVES WHO WISH TO BECOME FULL-TIME JAILERS OR DETENTION OFFICERS, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND REPLACE THEM WITH REFERENCES TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY, AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2950, RELATING TO A PERSON WHO DRIVES A MOTOR VEHICLE HAVING GIVEN CONSENT TO SUBMIT TO CHEMICAL TESTS OF HIS BREATH, BLOOD, OR URINE FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES, SO AS TO DELETE A REFERENCE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND REPLACE IT WITH A REFERENCE TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-18-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION, SO AS TO DELETE A REFERENCE TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL AND TO REPLACE IT WITH A REFERENCE TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY.

Rep. THOMPSON moved to adjourn debate upon the Senate Amendments until Tuesday, January 15, which was agreed to.

H. 3544--TABLED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 3544 (Word version) -- Reps. Dantzler, Umphlett, McLeod, Bedingfield, Bowers, Harrell, Jefferson, E. H. Pitts, G. R. Smith, Williams and Bales: A BILL TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS AND TO PROVIDE REVENUES TO MEET THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2007; TO REGULATE THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS; TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT DURING THE FISCAL YEAR.

Rep. COOPER moved to table the Bill, which was agreed to.

H. 4258--ADOPTED AND SENT TO SENATE

The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

H. 4258 (Word version) -- Reps. Witherspoon, Barfield, Clemmons, Edge and Hardwick: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF THE STATE FARM TO MARKET ROAD #31 IN HORRY COUNTY, FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 905 TO THE TOWN OF LORIS, THE "SERGEANT HENRY ODELL STALVEY, JR. MEMORIAL ROAD" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS ROAD THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "SERGEANT HENRY ODELL STALVEY, JR. MEMORIAL ROAD".

Whereas, Sergeant Henry Odell Stalvey, Jr., was born on September 9, 1948, the eighth of ten children to Henry Odell Stalvey, Sr., and Cecil Chestnut Stalvey in the Red Bluff Community of Horry County; and

Whereas, Sergeant Stalvey was a farmer prior to joining the Horry County Police Department on May 2, 1977; and

Whereas, he was promoted to corporal on March 7, 1984, and to the rank of sergeant on November 14, 1984; and

Whereas, Sergeant Stalvey received the Horry County Police Officer of the Year Award on December 19, 1984, for his outstanding service as a law enforcement officer; and

Whereas, tragically, he lost his life in the line of duty on September 12, 1986, leaving five sons and the citizens of Horry County to mourn his loss; and

Whereas, it is fitting and proper for the members of the General Assembly to pay a lasting tribute to this fallen hero by having a road in his native Horry County named in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of the State Farm to Market Road #31 in Horry County from its intersection with South Carolina Highway 905 to the Town of Loris the "Sergeant Henry Odell Stalvey, Jr. Memorial Road" and erect appropriate markers or signs along this road that contain the words "Sergeant Henry Odell Stalvey, Jr. Memorial Road".

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted and sent to the Senate.

MOTION PERIOD

The motion period was dispensed with on motion of Rep. COOPER.

H. 3006--DEBATE ADJOURNED

Rep. MILLER moved to adjourn debate upon the following Bill until Wednesday, January 9, which was adopted:

H. 3006 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith, G. R. Smith, Talley, Gullick, Herbkersman, Brady, Mulvaney, Scarborough, Pinson, Shoopman, Hagood, Agnew, Stewart, Bedingfield, McLeod, Funderburk, Perry, Bales, Toole, Stavrinakis, Harrison, Vick, Ceips and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-5-160 AND 56-19-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BOTH RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "BICYCLE", SO AS TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION AND TO EXCLUDE CHILDRENS' TRICYCLES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1810, RELATING TO TRAFFIC REGULATIONS REQUIRING ONE TO DRIVE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, INCLUDING REQUIREMENTS FOR SLOWER MOVING VEHICLES, SO AS TO FURTHER SPECIFY THESE REQUIREMENTS AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE INTENT OF SUCH REQUIREMENTS IS TO FACILITATE THE OVERTAKING OF SLOWLY MOVING VEHICLES BY FASTER MOVING VEHICLES; AND TO AMEND ARTICLE 27, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 56, RELATING TO BICYCLISTS AND USERS OF PLAY VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MOTOR VEHICLES MUST NOT BLOCK BICYCLE LANES AND MUST YIELD TO BICYCLISTS IN SUCH LANES, TO PROVIDE THAT BICYCLISTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO RIDE ON THE SHOULDER OF A ROADWAY AND TO ALSO PROVIDE THAT A BICYCLIST MAY NOT BE PROHIBITED FROM DOING SO, TO DELETE THE PROVISION REQUIRING A BICYCLIST TO USE A BIKE PATH WHEN PROVIDED, RATHER THAN THE ROADWAY, TO REQUIRE A MOTORIST OVERTAKING A BICYCLIST TO ALLOW A MINIMUM OF FIVE FEET BETWEEN THE MOTOR VEHICLE AND THE BICYCLE, TO DELETE PROVISIONS REQUIRING BICYCLES TO HAVE A BELL OR OTHER AUDIBLE DEVICE, AND TO SPECIFY THE FORM AND EXTENT OF ARM SIGNALS THAT BICYCLISTS MAY USE.

Rep. MACK moved that the House do now adjourn, which was agreed to.

ADJOURNMENT

At 1:07 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. HARRELL, adjourned in memory of Ethlyn Davis Hutto of Orangeburg, to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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