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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 KNOTTS.
The following Bill and Joint Resolution 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. 3782 (Word version) -- Reps. Rice, Hiott and Owens: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 260 OF 1981, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO REDUCE FROM THREE TO ONE THE NUMBER OF AT-LARGE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE THAT THE AT-LARGE MEMBER OF THE BOARD SHALL SERVE AS ITS CHAIRMAN, AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE ABOVE PROVISIONS INCLUDING PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF THE AT-LARGE MEMBER TO SERVE AS CHAIRMAN.
By prior motion of Senator MARTIN
Senator ALEXANDER desired to be recorded as voting against the third reading of the Bill.
H. 3239 (Word version) -- Reps. Funderburk, Cato and Mahaffey: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE SOUTH CAROLINA EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION TO EXPEND UP TO FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THE FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE TO THE STATE UNDER SECTION 903 OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT, AS AMENDED, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING LAND ON WHICH TO ERECT A BUILDING FOR USE BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY.
By prior motion of Senator REESE, with unanimous consent
The following House Bills and Joint Resolution were read the third time and ordered returned to the House with amendments:
H. 3317 (Word version) -- Reps. Walker, Hinson, Harrell, Cobb-Hunter, Weeks, Hart, F.N. Smith, Parks, Knight, Williams, Jefferson, Howard, McLeod, Mahaffey, Herbkersman and Agnew: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 13, CHAPTER 43, TITLE 44 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE GIFT OF LIFE TRUST FUND, SO AS TO CHANGE THE NAME TO "DONATE LIFE SOUTH CAROLINA", AND TO ADD ARTICLE 14 TO CHAPTER 43, TITLE 44 SO AS TO ESTABLISH AN ORGAN AND TISSUE DONOR REGISTRY TO BE ADMINISTERED BY DONATE LIFE SOUTH CAROLINA; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-80, RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSE AND PERMIT APPLICATIONS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO PROVIDE ORGAN DONOR INFORMATION INDICATED ON SUCH APPLICATIONS TO DONATE LIFE SOUTH CAROLINA.
By prior motion of Senator FAIR, with unanimous consent
H. 3820 (Word version) -- Reps. Cato, Viers, Clemmons, Bales, Hardwick, Miller, Haley, Perry, Leach, Anderson, Witherspoon, Barfield, Battle, Dantzler, Edge, Herbkersman and Hodges: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ENACTING THE "OMNIBUS COASTAL PROPERTY INSURANCE REFORM ACT OF 2007", TO ALLOW AN INSURANCE POLICYHOLDER TO ESTABLISH A CATASTROPHE SAVINGS ACCOUNT, TO ALLOW A TAX CREDIT FOR CERTAIN EXPENDITURES, TO ALLOW A THREE PERCENT SALES TAX ON SPECIFIED BUILDING MATERIALS USED ON HOMES TO MITIGATE DAMAGE FROM WIND, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE HAS AUTHORITY TO ISSUE GENERAL ORDERS APPLICABLE TO ALL INSURANCE COMPANIES AFTER THE GOVERNOR DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY, TO ALLOW TAX CREDIT INCENTIVES TO INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT PROVIDE FULL INSURANCE COVERAGE TO PROPERTY OWNERS ALONG THE COAST, TO REGULATE CERTAIN INSURANCE RATES, TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL GENERAL CORPORATE POWERS AND DUTIES FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA WIND AND HAIL UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION AND TO REGULATE THEIR RATES, TO ESTABLISH THE "SOUTH CAROLINA HURRICANE GRANT DAMAGE MITIGATION PROGRAM" WHICH PROVIDES FOR A GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE MITIGATION OF DAMAGE TO OR THE ENHANCEMENT OF MANUFACTURED HOMES, AND TO INCREASE THE TIME PERIOD FOR NOTIFYING AN INSURED OF THE CANCELLATION OR REFUSAL TO RENEW AN INSURANCE POLICY. (ABBREVIATED TITLE)
By prior motion of Senator THOMAS, with unanimous consent
H. 3568 (Word version) -- Reps. Thompson and Bedingfield: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-43-233 SO AS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL "AGRITOURISM" USES FOR AGRICULTURAL REAL PROPERTY THAT DOES NOT AFFECT THE ELIGIBILITY OF THE PROPERTY FOR AGRICULTURAL USE CLASSIFICATION FOR PURPOSES OF THE PROPERTY TAX.
By prior motion of Senator O'DELL, with unanimous consent
H. 3699 (Word version) -- Reps. Rice, Govan, Huggins, Kirsh, Young, Viers and Thompson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-240 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A MORATORIUM ON THE PLACEMENT OF NEW MONUMENTS ON THE STATE HOUSE GROUNDS AND IN THE STATE HOUSE, EXCEPT FOR THE SENATE CHAMBER AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CHAMBER; TO PROVIDE THAT TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE IS REQUIRED TO LIFT THE MORATORIUM; TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE MORATORIUM IS LIFTED, A NEW MONUMENT MAY BE PLACED PURSUANT TO THIS ACT IF THE MONUMENT MEETS CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OR MARKS A MILESTONE IN STATE HISTORY; AND TO PROVIDE THAT IN ORDER TO PLACE A NEW MONUMENT, A MAJORITY OF THE STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE MUST AGREE TO REVIEW PROPOSALS, A PROPOSAL MUST BE APPROVED BY TWO-THIRDS OF THE STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE, AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MUST ADOPT THE PROPOSAL BY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION.
By prior motion of Senator COURSON, with unanimous consent
H. 3569 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Loftis, Govan, Merrill, Simrill, Bingham, Shoopman, Bannister, Haley, Bedingfield, Mitchell, Herbkersman, F.N. Smith, Anderson, Anthony, Bales, Barfield, Bowen, Bowers, R. Brown, Cato, Cooper, Davenport, Duncan, Edge, Frye, Funderburk, Hardwick, Harrison, Harvin, Hayes, Hinson, Hiott, Howard, Jennings, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Lowe, Lucas, Mahaffey, Miller, Neilson, Owens, Pinson, M.A. Pitts, Rice, Sandifer, J.R. Smith, Taylor, Umphlett, Whitmire, Witherspoon, Young, Knight, Talley, Walker, Ballentine and Hart: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS STUDY COMMITTEE FOR THE PURPOSE OF EVALUATING THE STATE'S BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE AND ASSESSING THE AVAILABILITY OF AND NEED FOR BROADBAND SERVICES IN UNSERVED AND UNDERSERVED AREAS WITHIN THE STATE AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, POWERS, AND DUTIES.
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. 804 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 604 OF 1994, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION FOR OCONEE COUNTY, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSION TO APPOINT AND REMOVE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
By prior motion of Senator ALEXANDER, with unanimous consent
S. 585 (Word version) -- Senators Ryberg and Cleary: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DIVISION OF PUBLIC RAILWAYS TO IMPLEMENT AND OVERSEE A STATEWIDE RAIL PLAN, ON OR BEFORE MARCH 31, 2008, IN ACCORDANCE WITH EXISTING FEDERAL STATUTES, RULES, AND GUIDELINES.
By prior motion of Senator CLEARY, with unanimous consent
S. 110 (Word version) -- Senators Thomas, Elliott, Knotts and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY DESIGNATING THE EXISTING SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 22, TITLE 17 AS ARTICLE 1 AND BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 SO AS TO ENACT THE "UNIFORM EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS ACT", TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE WHICH MUST BE FOLLOWED REGARDING APPLICATIONS FOR EXPUNGEMENT OF ALL CRIMINAL RECORDS, AND TO AUTHORIZE EACH SOLICITOR'S OFFICE IN THE STATE TO ADMINISTER THE PROCEDURE.
By prior motion of Senator RITCHIE, with unanimous consent
On motion of Senators HAWKINS and RITCHIE, with unanimous consent, the Senate stood adjourned out of respect to the memory of Mr. Charles L. Wright, Sr. of Duncan, S.C., beloved husband, devoted father and doting grandfather.
At 12:00 Noon, on motion of Senator RYBERG, the Senate adjourned to meet next Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at 12:00 Noon.
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