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The House assembled at 10:00 a.m.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr., as follows:
Our thought for today is from Psalm 40:11: "Let your steadfast love and your faithfulness keep me safe forever."
Let us pray. Almighty God, giver of every perfect gift. Look in favor upon us this day, as we go about our duties and responsibilities, that we may do the work assigned to us with joy and contentment. Lord, Your steadfast love and faithfulness never fails us. Keep us above the fray and place our feet on solid ground. Bless our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, this Honorable Assembly, and all who serve in these Halls of Government. Protect our defenders of freedom at home and abroad as they protect us. Hear our prayer, O Lord. Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate:
H. 4775 (Word version) -- Reps. Hagood, Whipper, Breeland, Limehouse, Mack, Scarborough and Stavrinakis: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 340 OF 1967, AS AMENDED, CREATING THE CHARLESTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DATES FOR FILING OF CONSTITUENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND TO CONSOLIDATE THE SCHOOL BOARD TO CONFORM WITH PROVISIONS OF STATE LAW.
H. 3674 (Word version) -- Reps. Cato, Perry, J. H. Neal, Chellis, Harvin, F. N. Smith, Bedingfield, Simrill, Crawford, Leach, W. D. Smith, Alexander, Bales, Bannister, Dantzler, Edge, Gambrell, Hamilton, Haskins, Kennedy, Lowe, Mitchell, Mulvaney, Ott, Pinson, Sandifer, Scarborough, Shoopman, G. R. Smith, Spires, Stewart, Thompson, Toole, White, Young, Brady, Talley, Clemmons, Owens, Hiott, Skelton and Rice: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 19 TO TITLE 44 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL RECOVERY AND PROTECTION ACT", TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR A HEALTH INSURER TO PAY OR REIMBURSE A PROVIDER FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES FURNISHED BY THE PROVIDER, INCLUDING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TIMEFRAMES WITHIN WHICH A CLAIM FOR SERVICES RENDERED, WHICH HAS NOT MATERIAL DEFECT OR IMPROPRIETY, MUST BE PAID BY AN INSURER, CONDITIONS WHICH CONSTITUTE A CONTESTED CLAIM, INTEREST RATES AND OTHER FEES THAT MAY BE RECOVERED FOR CLAIMS NOT PAID OR PROPERLY DISPUTED WITHIN THE TIMEFRAMES PROVIDED, THE APPLICABILITY OF UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES, TIMEFRAMES WITHIN WHICH AN INSURER SEEKING A REFUND OF A PAYMENT MADE FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES RENDERED MUST REQUEST THE REFUND, AND PROVISIONS LIMITING THE NUMBER OF SERVICES AND SUPPLIES REQUIRING PREAUTHORIZATION BY AN INSURER; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-230, RELATING TO WRITTEN NOTICE WHICH MUST BE PROVIDED BY INSURERS OF CLAIM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND THE ADOPTION OF STANDARDIZED CLAIM FORMS, SO AS TO REVISE CERTAIN CLAIM FORM NUMBERS.
H. 4058 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer, Leach, Bedingfield, Cato, Chellis, Ott, Owens, Whitmire, Parks, Howard and J. H. Neal: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 7 OF TITLE 32, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PRENEED FUNERAL CONTRACTS, SO AS TO CONFORM THE PROVISIONS TO REFLECT THAT THE PREVIOUS POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS RELATING TO THOSE CONTRACTS HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, TO PROVIDE FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING BEFORE THE REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION OF A LICENSE FOR VIOLATION OF THE CHAPTER, TO PROVIDE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-19-290, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO LICENSED EMBALMERS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS RECEIVING PAYMENTS FOR PRENEED FUNERAL CONTRACTS, SO AS TO CHANGE "STATE BOARD OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS" TO "SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS".
H. 4759 (Word version) -- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-27-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PERSONS COVERED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE "INSURERS REHABILITATION AND LIQUIDATION ACT", SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CHAPTER 27, TITLE 38 DOES NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN ASSOCIATIONS DEFINED IN SECTION 38-38-730; TO AMEND SECTION 38-38-430, RELATING TO THE GOVERNANCE OF FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES BY CHAPTER 38, TITLE 38, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN ASSOCIATIONS IN WHICH MEMBERS ARE ACTIVE OR RETIRED MILITARY OFFICERS OR ENLISTED PERSONNEL ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 38; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-38-730, RELATING TO EXEMPTION FROM THE REGULATION OF CERTAIN ASSOCIATIONS AND SOCIETIES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, SO AS TO ADD A CERTAIN ASSOCIATION IN WHICH MEMBERS ARE ACTIVE OR RETIRED MILITARY OFFICERS OR ENLISTED PERSONNEL.
H. 4680 (Word version) -- Reps. Walker, Anthony, W. D. Smith, Littlejohn, Talley, Kelly, Mahaffey and Davenport: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 906 OF 1962, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY COMMISSION FOR TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR REPRESENTATION ON THE COMMISSION OF A MEMBER FROM CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT ONE AND A MEMBER FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF UNION COUNTY, TO REDUCE FROM FOUR TO TWO THE AT-LARGE MEMBERS FROM SPARTANBURG COUNTY AND TO PROVIDE TRANSITION PROVISIONS.
The following Joint Resolution 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. 1099 (Word version) -- Senators Martin, Ford, Ritchie, Malloy, Cromer, Ceips and Setzler: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE A STUDY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS OF THE STATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONCERNING ANY PROPOSED CHANGES, AND TO REQUIRE THE STUDY COMMITTEE TO REPORT ITS RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31, 2009, AT WHICH TIME THE STUDY COMMITTEE MUST BE DISSOLVED.
At 10:45 a.m. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, March 4.
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