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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 79:13: "Then we, your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever, from generation to generation we will recount your praise."
Let us pray. O faithful Lord, we praise You for tenderly watching over Your sheep. Keep Your eye upon us when we are in danger of growing secure and careless; make us to see the weakness and helplessness of the flesh, and warn us to watch and pray that we may not put our trust in ourselves, but in fervent prayer, calling on You for help. Keep us in Your care during this weekend, that we may return refreshed because of Your caring for us. Bless our leaders and guide them in their daily walk in life. Protect our defenders of freedom at home and abroad as they protect us. Hear us as we pray. 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 returned to the Senate with amendments:
S. 1050 (Word version) -- Senators Verdin and Ryberg: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 OF THE 1976 CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE OPERATION DESERT STORM-DESERT SHIELD VETERANS LICENSE PLATES, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM VETERANS LICENSE PLATES, AND OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS LICENSE PLATES.
S. 996 (Word version) -- Senators Ceips, Grooms and Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 15 OF TITLE 57 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PROVISIONS AFFECTING FERRIES ONLY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE, MAINTAIN, AND SUPERVISE PUBLIC FERRIES CONNECTING PARTS OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY IS AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE, MAINTAIN, AND SUPERVISE PUBLIC FERRIES CONNECTING PARTS OF PUBLIC ROADS LOCATED WITHIN THE COUNTY NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TO PROVIDE THAT GOVERNING BODIES OF ADJOINING COUNTIES MAY ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE, MAINTAIN, AND SUPERVISE PUBLIC FERRIES CONNECTING PARTS OF PUBLIC ROADS THAT LIE WITHIN EACH COUNTY THAT ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COUNTY GOVERNING BODIES MAY ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH PRIVATE ENTITIES TO FINANCE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, THE COST OF ACQUIRING, EQUIPPING, MAINTAINING, AND OPERATING A PUBLIC FERRY, TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN MINIMUM SAFETY REQUIREMENTS, TO ALLOW FOR PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FERRY OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR A FERRY ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY IN GEORGETOWN COUNTY.
S. 605 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1240, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DISPLAY OF A MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A MOTORCYCLE IS EQUIPPED WITH VERTICALLY MOUNTED LICENSE PLATE BRACKETS, ITS LICENSE PLATE MUST BE MOUNTED VERTICALLY WITH ITS TOP FASTENED ALONG ITS RIGHT VERTICAL EDGE.
S. 1252 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman and Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-75-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE MATCHING ENDOWMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE INTEREST EARNINGS IN THE FUND MAY BE USED AT THE RESEARCH CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE REVIEW BOARD'S DISCRETION FOR ADDITIONAL STATE AWARDS.
The following Bills and Joint Resolution were read the third time, passed and, having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title of each be changed to that of an Act, and that they be enrolled for ratification:
S. 1182 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A STUDY COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY AND BENEFITS OF THE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE OF TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE THROUGH THE UTILIZATION OF PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND VENTURES AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATIONS OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE.
S. 1366 (Word version) -- Senator Land: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-190, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN CLARENDON COUNTY, SO AS TO REDESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER FOR THE MAP ON WHICH LINES OF THESE PRECINCTS ARE DELINEATED AND MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, AND CORRECT CERTAIN REFERENCES.
S. 1372 (Word version) -- Senator Land: A BILL TO DESIGNATE MAP DOCUMENT NUMBERS FOR MAPS DELINEATING THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN SCHOOL DISTRICTS NO. 1 AND 2 IN CLARENDON COUNTY AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE MAPS DELINEATING THIS BOUNDARY BE FILED AND MAINTAINED IN THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD.
At 10:50 a.m. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, May 27.
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