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The Senate assembled at 11:00 A.M., the hour to which it stood adjourned, and was called to order by the ACTING PRESIDENT, Senator CROMER.
The following Bills were read the third time and having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the titles be changed to that of Acts and enrolled for Ratification:
H. 4029 (Word version) -- Rep. Barfield: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 114 OF 1959, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE HORRY COUNTY HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION, SO AS TO REVISE THE MANNER IN WHICH MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ARE APPOINTED, TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR WHERE THE COMMISSION WILL MEET, AND TO REVISE OR DELETE OBSOLETE LANGUAGE.
By prior motion of Senator CLEARY
H. 3722 (Word version) -- Reps. Scott, Govan, Rutherford, Whipper, Brantley, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Anthony, Bales, Breeland, G. Brown, R. Brown, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Funderburk, Hart, Harvin, Hodges, Hosey, Howard, Jefferson, Jennings, Kennedy, Knight, Mack, McLeod, Miller, Mitchell, J.H. Neal, Ott, Parks, Sellers, Vick, Weeks and Williams: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 22, TITLE 40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LICENSURE AND REGULATION OF ENGINEERS AND LAND SURVEYORS, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, ESTABLISH A STATE POLICY TO ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTE THE ACCOUNTABILITY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS; TO PROVIDE STAGGERED TERMS FOR MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND SURVEYORS; TO REVISE THE CAP ON CIVIL FINES; TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD TO WAIVE STATE LICENSING AND CREDENTIALING REQUIREMENTS DURING A STATE OF DECLARED PUBLIC EMERGENCY; TO PROVIDE FOR THE LICENSURE AND REGULATION OF SURVEYORS, RATHER THAN LAND SURVEYORS; TO ELIMINATE CATEGORY A ENGINEER LICENSURE AND TO PROVIDE THAT CATEGORY B ENGINEERS MAY CONTINUE TO PRACTICE UNTIL JULY 1, 2020, AT WHICH TIME CATEGORY B ENGINEERING CEASES TO EXIST; TO REVISE EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AS AN ENGINEER AND FOR CERTIFICATION AS AN ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING; AND TO DELETE OBSOLETE PROVISIONS.
By prior motion of Senator MATTHEWS, with unanimous consent
H. 4081 (Word version) -- Rep. Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 930 OF 1970, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR KERSHAW COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD IN THE AMOUNT OF TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THEIR ATTENDANCE AT EACH MEETING AND TO ALLOW THE SCHOOL BOARD TO ADJUST ITS SALARY AND EXPENSES, BY RESOLUTION, TO BE EFFECTIVE ON THE COMMENCEMENT DATE OF THE TERMS OF TWO OR MORE MEMBERS ELECTED AT THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION FOLLOWING THE ADOPTION OF THE RESOLUTION.
By prior motion of Senator SHEHEEN
The following House Bill was read the third time and ordered returned to the House with amendments:
H. 3034 (Word version) -- Reps. Brady, Haskins, Cobb-Hunter, Cotty, Funderburk, Hagood, Stavrinakis, Gullick, Bowers, Whipper, Bales and Neilson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 48-52-690 TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA ENERGY EFFICIENCY ACT SO AS TO REQUIRE THE APPLICATION OF "GREEN BUILDING" OR COMPARABLE STANDARDS TO STANDARDS OR MEASURES OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION TO BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTED ON STATE PROPERTY WITH CONSTRUCTION BUDGETS OF MORE THAN FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS AND TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS OF CERTAIN STATE-FUNDED STRUCTURES.
By prior motion of Senator RITCHIE, with unanimous consent
The following Bills and Joint Resolution were read the third time and ordered sent to the House of Representatives:
S. 784 (Word version) -- Senator Leatherman: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT IF A GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008 HAS NOT TAKEN EFFECT BY JULY 1, 2007, THEN THE APPROPRIATIONS AND PROVISOS CONTAINED IN ACT 397 OF 2006 ARE AUTHORIZED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008, UNTIL A GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008 TAKES EFFECT.
By prior motion of Senator LEATHERMAN, with unanimous consent
S. 765 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman and McConnell: A BILL TO PROVIDE THAT THE REMAINS OF THE CSS PEE DEE, A CONFEDERATE NAVAL VESSEL WHICH SANK IN THE GREAT PEE DEE RIVER, AS WELL AS ALL OTHER ARTIFACTS LYING IN THE GREAT PEE DEE RIVER IN THE AREA BELOW THE ORDINARY HIGH WATER MARK BETWEEN FLORENCE AND MARION COUNTY, IN A ZONE TWO MILES ABOVE AND TWO MILES BELOW THE UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 76 BRIDGE, IS THE PROPERTY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO COLLECT ANY ARTIFACTS FROM THE AREA.
By prior motion of Senator LEATHERMAN, with unanimous consent
S. 726 (Word version) -- Senators Grooms, McGill, Rankin, Cleary, Reese, Bryant, Alexander, O'Dell, Verdin, Ford, Williams, McConnell, Short, Knotts, Land, Setzler, Malloy, Leatherman, Jackson, Hayes, Scott, Peeler, Sheheen, Thomas, Ryberg, Patterson, Vaughn, Fair, Hutto, Pinckney, Gregory, Moore, Anderson, Drummond, Hawkins, Campsen, Courson, Cromer, Matthews and Ritchie: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 29, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SUBJECTS OF INSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-230, TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ANY STATE SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY OFFER AN ELECTIVE COURSE TEACHING THE HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT ERA AND AN ELECTIVE COURSE TEACHING THE HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT ERA; TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURSES MUST BE TAUGHT IN AN OBJECTIVE MANNER WITH NO ATTEMPT TO INDOCTRINATE STUDENTS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MUST DEVELOP AND ADOPT CURRICULA, MATERIALS, AND GUIDELINES FOR THE COURSES; TO PROVIDE FOR OVERSIGHT OF THE CLASSES BY THE LOCAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT STUDENTS AND TEACHERS MAY USE VERSIONS OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT THAT DIFFER FROM THE VERSIONS RECOMMENDED BY THE LOCAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
By prior motion of Senator GROOMS, with unanimous consent
On motion of Senator MOORE, with unanimous consent, the Senate stood adjourned out of respect to the memory of Mr. William E. "Bill" Griffin, 82, of N. Augusta, S.C.
At 11:45 A.M., on motion of Senator KNOTTS, the Senate adjourned to meet next Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at 12:00 Noon.
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