South Carolina General Assembly
118th Session, 2009-2010
Journal of the Senate

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
(Statewide Session)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The Senate assembled at 12:00 Noon, the hour to which it stood adjourned, and was called to order by the PRESIDENT.

A quorum being present, the proceedings were opened with a devotion by the Chaplain as follows:

The Psalmist reminds us:

"I lift up my eyes to the hills--from where will my help come? My help comes   from the Lord, who made heaven and earth."
(Psalm 121:1)

Please, friends, join me as we bow in prayer:

Amen.

The PRESIDENT called for Petitions, Memorials, Presentments of Grand Juries and such like papers.

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR

The following appointments were transmitted by the Honorable Mark C. Sanford:

Local Appointments

Reappointment, Sumter County Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2010, and to expire April 30, 2014
Joseph B. Davis, Davis Properties, Inc., P.O. Box 1272, Sumter, SC 29150-1272

Reappointment, Sumter County Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2010, and to expire April 30, 2014
George R. Gibson, P.O. Box 236, Mayesville, SC 29104

Reappointment, Sumter County Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2010, and to expire April 30, 2014
Bryan Keith Griffin, 45 Evening Shade Lane, Sumter, SC 29154

Reappointment, Sumter County Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2010, and to expire April 30, 2014
Lee Anna Tindal, 3065 Tindal Road, Sumter, SC 29150

PRESIDENT Pro Tempore PRESIDES

At 12:53 P.M., Senator McCONNELL assumed the Chair.

RATIFICATION OF ACTS

Pursuant to the provisions of S. 1435, the Sine Die Resolution, and an invitation, the Honorable Speaker and House of Representatives appeared in the Senate Chamber on Monday, June 7, 2009, at 5:30 P.M., and the following Acts and Joint Resolutions were ratified:

(R294, S. 104 (Word version)) -- Senators Verdin and Campsen: AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 46 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO AGRICULTURE, BY ADDING CHAPTER 53, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN AGRITOURISM PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT RESULTING FROM AN INHERENT RISK OF AN AGRITOURISM ACTIVITY OR LOSS OR DAMAGES TO THE PARTICIPANT RESULTING THEREFROM, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXTENT OF THE LIABILITY PROVIDED AND THE DEFENSES WHICH MAY BE PLED, TO PROVIDE THAT AN AGRITOURISM PROFESSIONAL MUST POST A WARNING NOTICE WHERE THE AGRITOURISM ACTIVITIES ARE CONDUCTED, TO PROVIDE THAT WARNING NOTICES MUST BE INCLUDED IN CONTRACTS THE AGRITOURISM PROFESSIONAL ENTERS INTO WITH PARTICIPANTS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE AGRITOURISM PROFESSIONAL'S LIABILITY IS NOT LIMITED IF THE PROPER WARNING NOTICES ARE NOT PROVIDED TO PARTICIPANTS OR WARNING SIGNS POSTED.
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(R296, S. 288 (Word version)) -- Senator L. Martin: AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-146 SO AS TO REQUIRE A CLERK OF COURT TO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES OF A PERSON WHO IS CONVICTED OF A VIOLENT CRIME; TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO NOTIFY THE CONVICTED PERSON THAT HE SHALL SURRENDER HIS DRIVER'S LICENSE OR SPECIAL IDENTIFICATION CARD TO THE DEPARTMENT; BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-148 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON CONVICTED OF A VIOLENT CRIME SHALL HAVE A SPECIAL CODE AFFIXED TO THE REVERSE SIDE OF HIS DRIVER'S LICENSE OR SPECIAL IDENTIFICATION CARD THAT IDENTIFIES THE PERSON AS HAVING BEEN CONVICTED OF A VIOLENT CRIME, TO PROVIDE A FEE TO BE CHARGED FOR AFFIXING THE CODE AND FOR ITS DISTRIBUTION, AND TO PROVIDE A PROCESS FOR REMOVING THE CODE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-80, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CONTENTS OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE APPLICATION, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-3350, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL IDENTIFICATION CARD BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 56-1-80 MUST BE MET UPON THE RENEWAL OF AN EXISTING DRIVER'S LICENSE OR SPECIAL IDENTIFICATION CARD.
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(R297, S. 319 (Word version)) -- Senators Leventis, Rose, Malloy, Davis, Lourie and Hayes: AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 59, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 46 SO AS TO ENACT THE "INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN", TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNOR MAY EXECUTE THE COMPACT WITH OTHER COMPACT STATES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION IS THE COMPACT COMMISSIONER OF THIS STATE, TO ESTABLISH A COUNCIL ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COUNCIL'S MEMBERSHIP, APPOINTMENTS, TERMS, QUORUM, LEADERSHIP, FILLING OF VACANCIES, AND POWERS AND DUTIES, AND TO PROVIDE THE TERMS OF THE COMPACT; BY ADDING SECTION 59-5-160 SO AS TO PROVIDE WAYS IN WHICH THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MAY FACILITATE THE GRADUATION OF CERTAIN STUDENTS; TO PROVIDE THAT RULES ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THE COMPACT ARE ONLY BINDING UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-112-50, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO TUITION RATES FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, SO AS TO ALLOW THE RATES TO CONTINUE UPON TRANSFER TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION WITHIN A SPECIFIED TIME PERIOD.
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(R299, S. 405 (Word version)) -- Senator Cleary: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT A WATERCRAFT AND ITS MOTOR MAY NOT RECEIVE A FORTY-TWO AND 75/100 PERCENT EXEMPTION IF THE BOAT OR WATERCRAFT IS CLASSIFIED FOR PROPERTY TAX PURPOSES AS A PRIMARY OR SECONDARY RESIDENCE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-714, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO BOATS WITH A SITUS IN THIS STATE FOR PURPOSES OF PROPERTY TAX, SO AS TO ALLOW A COUNTY, BY ORDINANCE TO REVISE WITHIN SPECIFIED LIMITS SITUS REQUIREMENTS BASED ON PRESENCE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-224, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO WATERCRAFT, CAMPER TRAILERS, AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES ELIGIBLE TO BE A PRIMARY OR SECONDARY RESIDENCE FOR PURPOSES OF PROPERTY TAX, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A BOAT OR WATERCRAFT THAT CONTAINS A COOKING AREA WITH AN ONBOARD POWER SOURCE, A TOILET WITH EXTERIOR EVACUATION, AND A SLEEPING QUARTER, IS CONSIDERED A PRIMARY OR SECONDARY RESIDENCE FOR PURPOSES OF PROPERTY TAX, TO PROVIDE THOSE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS CLASSIFICATION AND THE NUMBER OF SUCH APPLICATIONS ALLOWED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 50-23-295, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON THE TRANSFER OF A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE TO A WATERCRAFT OR OUTBOARD MOTOR SUBJECT TO DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES AND ENFORCEMENT OF THESE RESTRICTIONS, SO AS TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL KNOWINGLY TO SELL A WATERCRAFT SUBJECT TO DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES, PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS, AND PROVIDE A CIVIL REMEDY WITH TREBLE DAMAGES TO A WATERCRAFT BUYER AGAINST A SELLER WHO FALSELY SIGNED THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATE THAT PROPERTY TAXES ON THE WATERCRAFT ARE CURRENT.
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(R300, S. 452 (Word version)) -- Senators Campbell, Leatherman, Reese, Shoopman, Williams, Mulvaney, Pinckney, O'Dell, Ford, Knotts, Bryant, Land, Grooms, Hutto, Fair, Peeler, Sheheen, Ryberg, Massey, Elliott, Alexander, McGill, Bright, L. Martin, Matthews, Setzler, Rose, Hayes and Campsen: AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 4, TITLE 49, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE "SOUTH CAROLINA SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL AND REPORTING ACT", SO AS TO CHANGE THE NAME TO THE "SOUTH CAROLINA SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL, PERMITTING, USE, AND REPORTING ACT"; TO REVISE AND ADD DEFINITIONS OF TERMS USED IN THIS ACT; TO PROVIDE THAT, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS, SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWALS MUST BE MADE PURSUANT TO A PERMIT ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL AND TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS FROM PERMITTING, REGISTERING, AND REPORTING FOR SPECIFIED USES OF SUCH WITHDRAWALS; TO REQUIRE AGRICULTURAL SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWERS TO REGISTER THEIR SURFACE WATER USE WITH THE DEPARTMENT AND TO GRANDFATHER CURRENTLY REGISTERED WITHDRAWERS AT THEIR AUTHORIZED QUANTITY; TO PROVIDE FOR NONCONSUMPTIVE SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL PERMITS; TO PROVIDE FOR SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL PERMITS FOR WITHDRAWERS THAT OWN AND OPERATE A LICENSED IMPOUNDMENT; TO REQUIRE PERMITTED AND REGISTERED SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWERS TO REPORT ANNUALLY TO THE DEPARTMENT THE QUANTITY OF WATER WITHDRAWN; TO PROVIDE THAT REGISTERED AND EXEMPT SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWERS MAY APPLY FOR A SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL PERMIT; TO PROVIDE THAT THE AUTHORIZED USE OF SURFACE WATER ON NONRIPARIAN LAND MUST BE GIVEN EQUAL CONSIDERATION WITH USES ON RIPARIAN LAND IN PROCEEDINGS RELATING TO WATER USES OR WATER RIGHTS; TO FURTHER SPECIFY SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL PERMIT PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW AND EXISTING SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWERS AND TO PROVIDE THAT EXISTING INTERBASIN TRANSFER PERMITS OR REGISTRATION HOLDERS ARE DEEMED TO BE SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWERS AND TO PROVIDE RENEWAL PROCEDURES FOR THESE PERMIT AND REGISTRATION HOLDERS; TO PROVIDE CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING IF A PROPOSED WATER USE IS REASONABLE; TO PROVIDE PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURES FOR NEW SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING APPLICATIONS FOR INTERBASIN TRANSFERS, AND APPLICATIONS FOR SIGNIFICANT WATER QUANTITY INCREASES TO EXISTING PERMITS; TO SPECIFY THE CONTENTS AND DURATION OF AND THE RIGHTS CONFERRED BY A SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL PERMIT; TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A PERMIT MAY BE MODIFIED, SUSPENDED, OR REVOKED; TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR ISSUING RENEWAL PERMITS AND SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN WATER WITHDRAWAL QUANTITIES; TO REQUIRE A SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWER TO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF CERTAIN SURFACE WATER INTAKE CHANGES; TO AUTHORIZE TEMPORARY SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL PERMITS; TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES TO MAINTAIN MINIMUM INSTREAM FLOW REQUIREMENTS; TO REQUIRE PERMITTEES TO PREPARE AND MAINTAIN OPERATIONAL AND CONTINGENCY PLANS TO PROMOTE AN ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY WHEN THE FLOW OF THE SURFACE WATER IS LESS THAN THE MINIMUM INSTREAM FLOW FOR THAT SURFACE WATER SEGMENT; TO PROVIDE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT IN ADMINISTERING THIS ACT; TO PROVIDE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ACT; TO AMEND SECTION 48-2-30, RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUND, SO AS TO REQUIRE FEES COLLECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL, PERMITTING, USE, AND REPORTING ACT TO BE DEPOSITED INTO THIS FUND; TO AMEND SECTION 48-2-50, RELATING TO FEES CHARGED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN ADMINISTERING PROGRAMS FROM WHICH FEES ARE DEPOSITED IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUND, SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR FEES CHARGED FOR SERVICES AND FUNCTIONS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWALS, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO REPORT ANNUALLY TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL FEES COLLECTED, TO PROVIDE THAT THESE SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL FEES ARE REPEALED JANUARY 1, 2013, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NO FEES MAY BY CHARGED FOR SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL APPLICATIONS UNTIL A FEE SCHEDULE IS ESTABLISHED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; TO REPEAL CHAPTER 21, TITLE 49 RELATING TO THE INTERBASIN TRANSFER OF WATER; TO PROVIDE THAT CHAPTER 1, TITLE 49, GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO WATER, WATER RESOURCES, AND DRAINAGE, IS NOT AFFECTED BY AND SUPERSEDES CHAPTER 4, TITLE 49, THE "SOUTH CAROLINA SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL, PERMITTING, USE, AND REPORTING ACT", TO STATE THAT THE INTENTION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS NOT TO AFFECT ONGOING LITIGATION BETWEEN SOUTH CAROLINA AND NORTH CAROLINA OR TO PREJUDICE ANY ARGUMENT THAT THIS STATE MAY MAKE IN SUCH LITIGATION.
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(R301, S. 692 (Word version)) -- Senators Sheheen, McConnell, Hutto, Knotts, Scott and Coleman: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE REQUIRING ALL CIRCUIT SOLICITORS TO HAVE A TRAFFIC EDUCATION PROGRAM IN EFFECT FROM JULY 1, 2009, AS PROVIDED IN ACT 176 OF 2008, TO JULY 1, 2011.
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(R302, S. 717 (Word version)) -- Senators Coleman, Setzler, Land, Campbell and Hayes: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO EXEMPT MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT, BUILDING AND OTHER RAW MATERIALS, AND ELECTRICITY USED BY A FACILITY OWNED BY A TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION INVESTING AT LEAST TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS OVER THREE YEARS IN THE FACILITY WHEN THAT FACILITY IS USED PRINCIPALLY FOR RESEARCHING AND TESTING THE IMPACT OF NATURAL HAZARDS SUCH AS WIND, FIRE, EARTHQUAKE, AND HAIL ON BUILDING MATERIALS USED IN RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS.
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(R303, S. 783 (Word version)) -- Senator McConnell: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 51-13-720, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE PATRIOTS POINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THREE ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND THE MANNER OF THEIR TERMS AND APPOINTMENT.
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(R304, S. 915 (Word version)) -- Senators Land, Anderson, Nicholson, Leventis, Elliott, Williams, Sheheen and Setzler: AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 314 OF 2000, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDITS, SO AS TO TERMINATE THE PROVISIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT AND TAX CREDITS ON JUNE 30, 2015.
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(R305, S. 950 (Word version)) -- Senator Elliott: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 5-37-20, 5-37-35, 5-37-40, AS AMENDED, 5-37-50, AS AMENDED, AND 5-37-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, ALL RELATING TO THE MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ACT, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT AN EASEMENT FOR MAINTENANCE IN CHANNELS, CANALS, OR WATERWAYS IS SUFFICIENT PROPERTY INTEREST TO PROCEED WITH AN ASSESSED DISTRICT; TO AUTHORIZE SOME PORTION OF THE BONDS ISSUED TO FUND ASSESSMENTS MAY BE BACKED BY THE TAXING POWER OF A MUNICIPALITY; AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION OF AN OWNER OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TO BE REQUIRED TO CONSENT TO INCLUSION IN AN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT WHEN THE SOLE IMPROVEMENTS ARE THE WIDENING AND DREDGING OF CANALS.
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(R306, S. 1027 (Word version)) -- Senator McGill: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-770 SO AS TO ENACT THE "RENEGADE HUNTER ACT", TO PROVIDE IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO HUNT FROM A ROAD, RIGHT OF WAY, PROPERTY LINE, BOUNDARY, OR PROPERTY UPON WHICH HE DOES NOT HAVE HUNTING RIGHTS WITH THE AID OR USE OF A DOG WHEN THE DOG HAS ENTERED UPON THE LAND OF ANOTHER WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION OR OVER WHICH THE PERSON DOES NOT HAVE HUNTING RIGHTS, TO PROVIDE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION APPLY WHETHER THE PERSON IN CONTROL OF THE DOG INTENTIONALLY OR UNINTENTIONALLY RELEASES, ALLOWS, OR OTHERWISE CAUSES THE DOG TO ENTER UPON THE LAND OF ANOTHER WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE LANDOWNER, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
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(R307, S. 1030 (Word version)) -- Senators Hayes, Mulvaney, Coleman, Verdin, S. Martin, Bryant, O'Dell, Davis, Campsen and Pinckney: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-714 SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE MARSH TACKY AS THE OFFICIAL STATE HERITAGE HORSE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-714A SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE MULE AS THE OFFICIAL STATE HERITAGE WORK ANIMAL OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
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(R308, S. 1120 (Word version)) -- Senators Lourie, Pinckney, Williams, Leventis, Anderson, Land and Sheheen: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-1360 SO AS TO PROHIBIT HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FROM ENGAGING IN DEBT COLLECTION ACTIVITIES RELATING TO MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT RECEIVED IN CONNECTION WITH A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION OF A VICTIM OF CRIME UNTIL AN AWARD IS MADE OR A CLAIM IS DENIED OR NINETY DAYS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER RECEIVED NOTICE OF THE CLAIM AND TO STAY THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR THE COLLECTION OF THIS DEBT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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(R309, S. 1137 (Word version)) -- Senators Fair and L. Martin: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-398, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MONITORING THE SALE OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING EPHEDRINE OR PSEUDOEPHEDRINE, SO AS TO ALSO MONITOR PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE AND THE SALE AND PURCHASE OF THESE PRODUCTS, TO ALSO MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO PURCHASE CERTAIN AMOUNTS OF THESE PRODUCTS IN CERTAIN TIME PERIODS, TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION GATHERED FROM THE PURCHASER AT THE TIME OF THE SALE OF THESE PRODUCTS MUST BE ENTERED IN AN ELECTRONIC LOG, RATHER THAN A WRITTEN LOG, TO PROVIDE THAT THE INFORMATION MUST BE TRANSMITTED TO A DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM THAT MUST COLLECT THIS DATA IN REAL TIME AND THAT MUST GENERATE A STOP SALE ALERT IF THE SALE WOULD RESULT IN A VIOLATION, TO PROVIDE THAT A RETAILER WHO RECEIVES A STOP SALE ALERT MUST NOT COMPLETE THE SALE UNLESS BODILY HARM IS FEARED, TO REQUIRE ALL SALES TO BE REPORTED TO THE COLLECTION SYSTEM UNLESS THE SYSTEM IS NOT OPERATIONAL AND TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY AND PROCEDURES FOR DELAYED SUBMISSION OF THIS DATA, TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE ELECTRONIC LOG REQUIREMENT FOR CERTAIN RETAILERS, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES AND PENALTIES FOR NONCOMPLIANCE FOR THOSE KEEPING WRITTEN LOGS, AND TO REQUIRE THE SHERIFF OR CHIEF OF POLICE TO MONITOR RETAILERS FOR COMPLIANCE WITH SALE AND PURCHASE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; AND BY ADDING ARTICLE 14 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 23 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION (SLED) SHALL HAVE AN ELECTRONIC MONITORING SYSTEM WHICH WILL SERVE AS THE REPOSITORY FOR INFORMATION THE DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM GATHERS AND TRANSFERS TO SLED PERTAINING TO THE SALE AND PURCHASE OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING EPHEDRINE, PSEUDOEPHEDRINE, AND PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE, TO PROVIDE THAT SLED'S SYSTEM MUST HAVE CERTAIN CAPABILITIES, TO PROHIBIT IMPOSING FEES ON RETAILERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR ACCESS TO THE DATA REPORTING AND COLLECTION SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE THAT THE INFORMATION IN SLED'S SYSTEM IS CONFIDENTIAL, TO AUTHORIZE SLED AND RETAILERS TO PARTICIPATE IN OTHER DATA COLLECTION SYSTEMS, AND TO REQUIRE SLED TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DRUG DIVERSION INVESTIGATORS, AS THE DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM, AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES, CERTAIN CONTENTS OF THE MEMORANDUM, AND ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PARTIES.
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(R310, S. 1148 (Word version)) -- Senator Cleary: AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 28, TITLE 40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, SO AS TO CONFORM THE CHAPTER TO THE STATUTORY ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF CHAPTER 1, TITLE 40 FOR PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION; AND, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TO TRANSFER THE OVERSIGHT AND REGULATION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION; TO CREATE THE BOARD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS, TO PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERS, POWERS, AND DUTIES, AND TO TRANSFER THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO THE BOARD; TO PROVIDE THAT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS MUST BE LICENSED RATHER THAN REGISTERED, TO PROVIDE FOR AN EMERITUS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION SHALL ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM FOR LICENSURE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS; TO REVISE CERTAIN LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS; TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR A FIRM TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION TO ALLOW AN INDIVIDUAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT TO PRACTICE THROUGH A FIRM OFFERING LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT SERVICES; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 65, TITLE 40, RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF PROFESSIONAL SOIL CLASSIFIERS, SO AS TO CONFORM THIS CHAPTER TO THE STATUTORY ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF CHAPTER 1, TITLE 40 FOR PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION; AND, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TO PROVIDE THAT PERSONS ENGAGING IN PROFESSIONAL SOIL CLASSIFICATION MUST BE LICENSED, RATHER THAN REGISTERED; TO REVISE QUALIFICATIONS FOR LICENSURE; TO PROVIDE GRANDFATHERING PROVISIONS FOR REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL SOIL CLASSIFIERS TO BECOME LICENSED PROFESSIONAL SOIL CLASSIFIERS UPON THE NEXT RENEWAL OF THEIR REGISTRATION; AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE LICENSURE AND REGULATION OF PROFESSIONAL SOIL CLASSIFIERS; AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION TO PROVIDE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WITH CERTAIN FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS ON EACH PROFESSION AND OCCUPATION UNDER THE DEPARTMENT.
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(R311, S. 1296 (Word version)) -- Senator S. Martin: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-710, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO NIGHT HUNTING, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT COYOTES AND ARMADILLOS MAY BE HUNTED AT NIGHT UNDER SPECIFIED CONDITIONS, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION.
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(R312, S. 1298 (Word version)) -- Senator McGill: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-70, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF COMMERCIAL AND UTILITY VEHICLES ON THE HIGHWAYS DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED BY THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN CERTAIN FEDERAL REGULATIONS TRIGGER RELIEF FROM FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER REGULATIONS IN NORTH CAROLINA OR GEORGIA, THE GOVERNOR MUST DECLARE THAT EMERGENCY IN THIS STATE FOR THE SAME PURPOSES, TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE ENFORCEMENT AND TERMINATION OF THE STATE EMERGENCY, TO PROVIDE THAT CITATIONS FOR SPEEDING AND DISREGARDING TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES, EXCEPT TOLL COLLECTION ENFORCEMENT, BASED SOLELY ON PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE ONLY MAY BE ISSUED FOR VIOLATIONS THAT OCCUR WHILE RELIEF FROM THESE FEDERAL REGULATIONS ARE IN FORCE DUE TO AN EMERGENCY, AND TO REQUIRE SERVICE OF THE CITATION WITHIN ONE HOUR OF THE VIOLATION.
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(R313, S. 1338 (Word version)) -- Senator Fair: AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 432 OF 1947, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE GREENVILLE HOSPITAL SYSTEM, ITS CREATION, BOARD, POWERS, AND DUTIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GREENVILLE HOSPITAL SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES MAY ESTABLISH A POLICE DEPARTMENT, EMPLOY POLICE AND SECURITY OFFICERS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, POWERS, FUNCTIONS, AND JURISDICTION.
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(R314, S. 1348 (Word version)) -- Senator Campsen: AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, TRUSTEE, OR ANY AFFECTED BENEFICIARY OF A DECEDENT DYING IN CALENDAR YEAR 2010 MAY BRING A PROCEEDING IN PROBATE COURT TO DETERMINE THE DECEDENT'S INTENT WHEN THE WILL, TRUST, OR OTHER INSTRUMENT CONTAINS A FORMULA BASED ON FEDERAL ESTATE TAX OR GENERATION-SKIPPING TAX AND TO PROVIDE THE TIME IN WHICH THE PROCEEDING MUST BE COMMENCED.
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(R315, H. 3746 (Word version)) -- Reps. Clemmons and Viers: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-11-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON OFFERING FOR ELECTION AS A PETITION CANDIDATE IN ANY GENERAL ELECTION MUST NOTIFY THE ENTITY TO WHICH THE PETITION IS REQUIRED TO BE FILED BY NOON ON THE DAY OF THE PRIMARY ELECTION PRECEDING THAT GENERAL ELECTION OF HIS INTENTION TO FILE AS A PETITION CANDIDATE FOR THAT OFFICE, TO PROVIDE THAT FAILURE TO DO SO DISQUALIFIES HIM AS A PETITION CANDIDATE FOR THAT GENERAL ELECTION, AND TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR PETITION CANDIDATES IN SPECIAL ELECTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-80, RELATING TO THE FORM OF NOMINATING PETITIONS, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE NOMINATING PETITION AND WHEN THE PETITION MAY BE CIRCULATED AND SIGNED; TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-85, RELATING TO VERIFICATION OF THE SIGNATURES ON PETITIONS, SO AS TO REVISE THE VERIFICATION PROCESS, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL QUALIFIED ELECTORS SIGNING A PETITION FOR A CANDIDATE TO APPEAR ON A BALLOT FOR ELECTION TO A PARTICULAR OFFICE MUST HAVE BEEN A QUALIFIED ELECTOR WHO REGISTERED TO VOTE AT LEAST THIRTY DAYS BEFORE SUBMISSION OF THE PETITION, AND TO PROVIDE FURTHER CRITERIA FOR A REGISTRATION BOARD TO FOLLOW WHEN VERIFYING SIGNATURES ON A PETITION; BY ADDING SECTION 7-11-95 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE ENTITY TO WHICH A PETITION MUST BE FILED MAY REJECT THE PETITION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, AND TO REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS TO VALIDATE SIGNATURES ON A PETITION; BY ADDING SECTION 7-11-100 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT DECISIONS OF A LOCAL ENTITY CONCERNING A NOMINATING PETITION MAY BE APPEALED TO THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION UNDER THE PROCEDURES SET OUT IN THIS SECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-15, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS TO RUN AS A CANDIDATE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION, SO AS TO REVISE THE TIME WHEN STATEMENTS OF INTENTION OF CANDIDACY MUST BE FILED AND WHEN REPORTS OF THESE STATEMENTS MUST BE MADE OR WHEN THESE STATEMENTS MUST BE FILED WITH ADDITIONAL ENTITIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-45, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DUTIES OF A COUNTY CHAIRMAN IN GENERAL ELECTION YEARS, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THESE DUTIES INCLUDING REQUIREMENTS FOR PLACING LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTS AND WEBSITE NOTICES CONTAINING SPECIFIED INFORMATION REGARDING THE ELECTION.
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(R316, H. 3779 (Word version)) -- Reps. Hearn, Weeks, Bannister, Erickson, Clemmons and Viers: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1620, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF CHILDREN AND THE APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN ABUSE AND NEGLECT PROCEEDINGS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CHILDREN MUST BE APPOINTED A GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND MAY BE APPOINTED LEGAL COUNSEL, THAT ATTORNEYS MUST BE APPOINTED FOR GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA GUARDIANS AD LITEM PROGRAM AND IN RICHLAND COUNTY CASA, AND THAT LEGAL COUNSEL APPOINTED FOR A CHILD MUST NOT BE THE SAME COUNSEL AS COUNSEL FOR THE CHILD'S GUARDIAN AD LITEM.
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(R317, H. 3814 (Word version)) -- Reps. Allison, Cole, Forrester, Kelly and Parker: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-740, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VACANCIES ON THE COMMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE JOINT TRANSPORTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE SHALL SUBMIT TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DELEGATION FOR ELECTION ONLY THE NAMES AND QUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONS WHO IT CONSIDERS TO BE QUALIFIED, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DELEGATION SHALL NOT ELECT A PERSON WHO IS NOT NOMINATED BY THE REVIEW COMMITTEE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DELEGATION MAY REJECT ALL PERSONS NOMINATED BY THE REVIEW COMMITTEE, TO PROVIDE THAT FURTHER NOMINATIONS MUST BE MADE UNTIL THE OFFICE IS FILLED IF THE DELEGATION REJECTS THE REVIEW COMMITTEE'S NOMINEES, TO PROVIDE THAT NO CANDIDATE MAY DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SEEK THE PLEDGE OF A VOTE FROM A MEMBER OF THE CANDIDATE'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION OR, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, CONTACT A STATEWIDE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER, A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OR THE JOINT TRANSPORTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE REGARDING SCREENING FOR THE COMMISSION UNTIL THE REVIEW COMMITTEE HAS FORMALLY RELEASED ITS REPORT AS TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF ALL CANDIDATES IN A PARTICULAR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, AND MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES.
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(R318, H. 3835 (Word version)) -- Reps. Harrell, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Bales, Bannister, Barfield, Battle, Bedingfield, Bingham, Bowen, Brady, Branham, Brantley, H.B. Brown, R.L. Brown, Cato, Chalk, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Duncan, Edge, Erickson, Forrester, Frye, Funderburk, Gambrell, Gilliard, Govan, Gullick, Gunn, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrison, Hart, Harvin, Hayes, Hearn, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Huggins, Hutto, Jefferson, Jennings, Kelly, Kennedy, King, Kirsh, Knight, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McEachern, McLeod, Merrill, Miller, Millwood, Mitchell, D.C. Moss, Nanney, J.H. Neal, J.M. Neal, Neilson, Ott, Owens, Parker, Parks, Pinson, E.H. Pitts, M.A. Pitts, Rice, Scott, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, D.C. Smith, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, J.E. Smith, J.R. Smith, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stewart, Thompson, Toole, Umphlett, Vick, Viers, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis, Wylie, A.D. Young and T.R. Young: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 9, TITLE 23 TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA HYDROGEN PERMITTING ACT" SO AS TO CREATE THE STATE HYDROGEN PERMITTING PROGRAM AND TO STATE THE PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS; TO PROVIDE THAT ONLY THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL MAY PERMIT A HYDROGEN FACILITY IN THIS STATE, BUT MAY DELEGATE THIS AUTHORITY TO A COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL IN SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES; TO PROVIDE THE DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL UNDER THE ACT; TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR A PARTY SEEKING TO RENOVATE OR CONSTRUCT A HYDROGEN FACILITY; TO PROVIDE THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL MAY IMPOSE CERTAIN FEES RELATED TO PERMITTING, LICENSING, AND INSPECTING UNDER THE ACT; TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR A PERSON WHO CONVEYS OR ATTEMPTS TO CONVEY HYDROGEN IN VIOLATION OF THE ACT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 23-9-20, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL SHALL SUPERVISE ENFORCEMENT OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HYDROGEN PERMITTING PROGRAM.
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(R319, H. 4051 (Word version)) -- Reps. Pinson, M.A. Pitts and Parks: AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TRANSFER FROM THE SINKING FUND OF GREENWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT 52 TO ITS GENERAL FUND A SPECIFIED SUM OF MONEY TO REIMBURSE THE DISTRICT FOR AMOUNTS PAID BY IT FROM ITS GENERAL FUND FOR DEBT SERVICE ON A GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND OF THE DISTRICT.
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(R320, H. 4107 (Word version)) -- Reps. White and Bowen: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO REQUIRE ALL ROAD, SEWER, AND WATER IMPROVEMENTS NECESSITATED BY SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN ANDERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FIVE FUNDED BY THE DISTRICT'S APRIL 2007 ONE HUNDRED FORTY MILLION DOLLAR BOND ISSUE REFERENDUM TO BE PAID FOR SOLELY FROM PROCEEDS OF THAT BOND ISSUE.
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(R321, H. 4129 (Word version)) -- Reps. Funderburk, Umphlett, Hodges, Clemmons, Whipper, R.L. Brown and Weeks: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-11-780 SO AS TO PROVIDE IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO WILFULLY, KNOWINGLY, OR MALICIOUSLY ENTER UPON THE LANDS OF ANOTHER OR THE POSTED LANDS OF THE STATE AND DISTURB OR EXCAVATE A PREHISTORIC OR HISTORIC SITE FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCOVERING, UNCOVERING, MOVING, REMOVING, OR ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE AN ARCHEOLOGICAL RESOURCE, AND TO PROVIDE EACH SUCH ENTRY AND ACT OF DISTURBANCE OR EXCAVATION CONSTITUTES A SEPARATE AND DISTINCT VIOLATION, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN RELATED DEFINITIONS, TO PROVIDE A COURT MAY CALL UPON THE STATE ARCHEOLOGIST TO PROVIDE CERTAIN EVIDENCE RELATED TO THE VALUE OF AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCE, TO PROVIDE MISDEMEANOR PENALTIES AND A FELONY PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN EQUIPMENT AND CONVEYANCES USED IN CONNECTION WITH A FELONY VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION ARE SUBJECT TO FORFEITURE, AND TO PROVIDE EQUIPMENT AND CONVEYANCES SUBJECT TO THIS FORFEITURE MAY BE FORFEITED BY ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE A CIVIL CAUSE OF ACTION TO AN AFFECTED LANDOWNER FOR A VIOLATION, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-600, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DESTRUCTION OR DESECRATION OF HUMAN REMAINS OR REPOSITORIES OF HUMAN REMAINS, SO AS TO APPLY THE SECTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN BURIAL GROUNDS OR BURIAL MOUNDS, AND TO PROVIDE A PERSON WHO OWNS OR HAS AN INTEREST IN CARING FOR THE PROPERTY, IN THE CASE OF PRIVATE LANDS, OR THE STATE, IN THE CASE OF STATE LANDS, MAY BRING A CIVIL CAUSE OF ACTION FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION TO RECOVERY DAMAGES, THE COST OF RESTORATION AND REPAIR OF THE PROPERTY, ATTORNEY'S FEES, AND COURT COSTS.
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(R322, H. 4172 (Word version)) -- Reps. Forrester and Wylie: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 4-1-180 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH A COUNTY GOVERNING BODY MAY INSTITUTE AN EMPLOYEE FURLOUGH PROGRAM, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION DO NOT PRECLUDE A COUNTY FROM IMPLEMENTING OTHER FURLOUGH PROGRAMS NOT IN CONFORMITY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION.
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(R323, H. 4187 (Word version)) -- Reps. White and Kirsh: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 55-9-190, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS THAT AN ENTITY HAS TO ESTABLISH AN AIRPORT OR LANDING FIELD OR TO ACQUIRE, LEASE, OR SET APART PROPERTY FOR THAT PURPOSE, SO AS TO DELETE A PROVISION THAT LIMITS THE TERM OF A LEASE OF AIRPORTS OR LANDING FIELDS TO PRIVATE PARTIES FOR OPERATION AND A PROVISION THAT LIMITS THE TERM THAT AN ENTITY MAY ASSIGN TO PRIVATE PARTIES THE OPERATION SPACE, AREA, IMPROVEMENTS AND EQUIPMENT ON AN AIRPORT OR LANDING FIELD.
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(R324, H. 4202 (Word version)) -- Reps. Mitchell, Long, Dillard, Cobb-Hunter and Sellers: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-1-60, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VIOLENT CRIMES, SO AS TO ADD CERTAIN OFFENSES TO THE LIST OF VIOLENT CRIMES INCLUDING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS; TO AMEND SECTION 16-1-90, RELATING TO CRIME CLASSIFICATION, SO AS TO ADD TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS TO THE LIST OF CLASS A FELONIES AND TO DELETE SECTION 16-3-930 FROM THE LIST OF CLASS D FELONIES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MURDER, SO AS TO ADD TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS TO LIST OF STATUTORY AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES FOR WHICH A PERSON MAY RECEIVE THE DEATH PENALTY; TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-652 AND SECTION 16-3-655, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT IN THE FIRST DEGREE AND CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A MINOR, RESPECTIVELY, BOTH SO AS TO ADD TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS TO THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE; TO AMEND SECTION 17-25-45, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO TWO STRIKES/THREE STRIKES FOR REPEAT OFFENDERS OF MOST SERIOUS AND SERIOUS OFFENSES, SO AS TO ADD CERTAIN CRIMES TO THE DELINEATED LIST OF MOST SERIOUS OFFENSES INCLUDING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS; TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-430, AS AMENDED, AND SECTION 23-3-490, RELATING TO THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY AND PUBLIC INSPECTION OF THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY, RESPECTIVELY, BOTH SO AS TO ADD TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS TO THE DELINEATED LIST OF OFFENSES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-535 AND SECTION 23-3-540, BOTH AS AMENDED, RELATING TO LIMITATIONS ON SEX OFFENDERS AND ELECTRONIC MONITORING OF SEX OFFENDERS, RESPECTIVELY, BOTH SO AS TO ADD TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS TO THE DELINEATED LIST OF OFFENSES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-370, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION AND TRAFFICKING IN CERTAIN DRUGS, SO AS TO ADD TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS TO THE DELINEATED LIST OF OFFENSES.
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(R325, H. 4239 (Word version)) -- Reps. Miller, Wylie, J.E. Smith and Anderson: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 8-21-310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SCHEDULE OF FEES AND COSTS COLLECTED BY COUNTY CLERKS OF COURT AND REGISTERS OF DEEDS, SO AS TO WAIVE THE RECORDING FEE OTHERWISE REQUIRED FOR A POWER OF ATTORNEY FILED BY A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES PREPARATORY TO DEPLOYMENT TO A COMBAT ZONE UPON PRESENTATION OF COPIES OF THE DEPLOYMENT ORDER, TO WAIVE THE RECORDING FEE FOR A REVOCATION OF A POWER OF ATTORNEY FILED BY OR ON BEHALF OF A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES AND TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH THE REVOCATION FEE IS WAIVED, AND TO DEFINE "COMBAT ZONE".
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(R326, H. 4244 (Word version)) -- Rep. Limehouse: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-130-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL TRUSTEE TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS, TO SET HIS TERM, AND TO PROVIDE CRITERIA FOR HIS SELECTION.
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(R327, H. 4448 (Word version)) -- Reps. Sandifer, Agnew, Duncan, M.A. Pitts, Neilson, Brady, Gunn, Lowe, Funderburk, Hardwick, Mitchell, Hearn, Pinson, Bales, Clemmons, Toole, D.C. Moss, Ballentine, Willis, Huggins, Long, Simrill, H.B. Brown, Kirsh, Forrester, Rice, Anderson, D.C. Smith, Nanney, Vick, Stewart, T.R. Young, Bowers, Allen, V.S. Moss, Whitmire, Littlejohn, G.R. Smith, Hayes, Cobb-Hunter, J.R. Smith, Brantley, Gambrell, King, Viers, Bannister, Dillard, Ott, Jefferson, Herbkersman, Allison, Wylie, R.L. Brown, Whipper, Weeks and Hodges: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 58-5-380, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON INTERRUPTION OF ELECTRIC AND GAS SERVICES TO RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER FOR NONPAYMENT OF BILL, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE GAS UTILITIES TO IMPLEMENT PREPAYMENT PROGRAMS FOR RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS IN SUCH A MANNER THAT WILL PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BY FACILITATING CONSUMER AWARENESS OF ENERGY USE AND THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY RESOURCES AND TO ALLOW THE GAS UTILITIES TO INTERRUPT SERVICE WHEN THE PREPAID ACCOUNT BALANCE IS ZERO IF CERTAIN CONDITIONS ARE MET, AND ALLOW ALTERNATIVE COMPLIANCE; BY ADDING SECTION 58-27-250 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE ELECTRIC UTILITIES TO IMPLEMENT PREPAYMENT PROGRAMS FOR RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS IN SUCH A MANNER THAT WILL PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BY FACILITATING CONSUMER AWARENESS OF ENERGY USE AND THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY RESOURCES AND TO ALLOW THE UTILITIES TO INTERRUPT SERVICE WHEN THE PREPAID ACCOUNT BALANCE IS ZERO IF CERTAIN CONDITIONS ARE MET, AND ALLOW ALTERNATIVE COMPLIANCE; BY ADDING SECTION 58-31-460 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT PREPAYMENT PROGRAMS FOR RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS IN SUCH A MANNER THAT WILL PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BY FACILITATING CONSUMER AWARENESS OF ENERGY USE AND THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY RESOURCES AND TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY TO INTERRUPT SERVICE WHEN THE PREPAID ACCOUNT BALANCE IS ZERO; BY ADDING SECTION 33-49-255 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES TO IMPLEMENT PREPAYMENT PROGRAMS FOR RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS IN SUCH A MANNER THAT WILL PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BY FACILITATING CONSUMER AWARENESS OF ENERGY USE AND THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY RESOURCES AND TO ALLOW THE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES TO INTERRUPT SERVICE WHEN THE PREPAID ACCOUNT BALANCE IS ZERO; AND BY ADDING SECTION 5-31-690 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC AND GAS SYSTEMS TO IMPLEMENT PREPAYMENT PROGRAMS FOR RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS IN SUCH A MANNER THAT WILL PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BY FACILITATING CONSUMER AWARENESS OF ENERGY USE AND THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY RESOURCES AND TO ALLOW THE SYSTEMS TO INTERRUPT SERVICE WHEN THE PREPAID ACCOUNT BALANCE IS ZERO.
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(R328, H. 4516 (Word version)) -- Rep. M.A. Pitts: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-550, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SPECIAL PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF BEER AND WINE, SO AS TO ALLOW NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO ACQUIRE PERMITS FOR A LIMITED DURATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND LIMITATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-240, RELATING TO TEMPORARY PERMITS FOR THE POSSESSION, CONSUMPTION, OR SALE OF BEER OR WINE, SO AS TO REMOVE A REFERENCE TO SECTION 61-6-510; TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-2000, RELATING TO SPECIAL PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS, SO AS TO ALLOW NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO ACQUIRE PERMITS FOR A LIMITED DURATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND LIMITATIONS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 61-6-510 RELATING TO TEMPORARY PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.
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(R329, H. 4542 (Word version)) -- Reps. Harrison, Weeks and McLeod: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-320, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROHIBITION OF THE RELEASE OF INFORMATION UNTIL FINAL DISPOSITION OF AN ETHICS INVESTIGATION AND REQUIRE THAT THE INFORMATION MAY NOT BE RELEASED UNTIL A FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE HAS BEEN MADE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1372, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF STATE ETHICS COMMISSION TO DETERMINE THAT ERRORS OR OMISSIONS ON CAMPAIGN REPORTS ARE INADVERTENT AND MAY BE HANDLED AS TECHNICAL VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO CHANGE REFERENCES OF THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION TO THE APPROPRIATE SUPERVISORY OFFICE.
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(R330, H. 4562 (Word version)) -- Rep. Vick: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 39-11-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REGISTRATION FEES OF WEIGHMASTERS AND DEPUTY WEIGHMASTERS, SO AS TO DELETE THE ADDITIONAL FEE FOR DEPUTY PUBLIC WEIGHMASTERS AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHAPTER APPLIES TO EMPLOYEES DESIGNATED BY A PUBLIC WEIGHMASTER; TO AMEND SECTION 39-11-60, RELATING TO LENGTH OF REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL, SO AS TO DELETE DEPUTY WEIGHMASTERS FROM THE PROVISION REGARDING LENGTH OF REGISTRATIONS AND RENEWALS; TO AMEND SECTION 39-11-80, RELATING TO REFUSAL OR REVOCATION OF A LICENSE, SO AS TO DELETE THE REFUSAL OR REVOCATION OF A DEPUTY PUBLIC WEIGHMASTER LICENSE BY THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 39-11-40 AND 39-11-50 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT OR DESIGNATION OF DEPUTY WEIGHMASTERS AND RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION, RESPECTIVELY.
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(R331, H. 4563 (Word version)) -- Rep. Vick: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 39-25-115 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS RELATING TO PRESCRIBED CONDITIONS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS FOR THE MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING, OR PACKAGING OF FOODS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, AND TO ALLOW AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE COMMISSIONER TO HAVE ACCESS TO A FACTORY OR ESTABLISHMENT OWNED BY A PERMIT HOLDER TO ASCERTAIN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PERMIT CONDITIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 39-25-210 SO AS TO REQUIRE A PERSON ENGAGED IN MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING, OR PACKAGING FOODS TO FIRST REGISTER WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RENEWAL OF PERMITS, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO OBTAIN A PERMIT; TO AMEND SECTION 39-25-30, RELATING TO PROHIBITED ACTS, SO AS TO INCLUDE OPERATING WITHOUT REGISTERING; TO AMEND SECTION 39-25-180, RELATING TO PROMULGATION OF REGULATIONS BY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, SO AS TO INCLUDE REGULATIONS RELATING TO GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES, THERMALLY PROCESSED LOW-ACID FOODS PACKAGED IN HERMETICALLY SEALED CONTAINERS, ACIDIFIED FOODS, FISH AND FISHERY PRODUCTS, HAZARD ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL CONTROL POINT SYSTEMS, AND FOOD ALLERGEN AND LABELING; AND TO AMEND SECTION 39-25-190, RELATING TO AUTHORITY TO ENTER AND INSPECT A PREMISES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MAY PERFORM ANALYTICAL WORK AND LABORATORY SERVICES.
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(R332, H. 4589 (Word version)) -- Reps. Gambrell, D.C. Moss, Frye, V.S. Moss and White: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 46-7-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ANIMAL FACILITY WASTE MANAGEMENT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS, SO AS TO EXEMPT CATTLE STOCKYARD OWNERS AND OPERATORS FROM THESE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.
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(R333, H. 4837 (Word version)) -- Reps. J.E. Smith, Miller and McLeod: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-3940, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE BINGO LICENSE REQUIRED FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE PROHIBITION ON ISSUING SUCH A LICENSE TO A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WHICH HOLDS A LICENSE TO SELL ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS BY THE DRINK; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-3920, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE BINGO TAX ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION FOR "NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION".
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(R334, H. 4839 (Word version)) -- Rep. J.E. Smith: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR RECIPIENTS OF THE MEDAL OF HONOR AND PRISONERS OF WAR IN CERTAIN CONFLICTS APPLIES TO MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS REGARDLESS OF WHEN THE MEDAL OF HONOR WAS AWARDED OR THE CONFLICT INVOLVED.
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(R335, H. 4888 (Word version)) -- Reps. Duncan, Ott, Forrester and Mitchell: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GREENHOUSE GAS REGULATIONS FOR STATIONARY SOURCES IN ORDER TO GIVE THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SUFFICIENT TIME TO PROMULGATE APPROPRIATE REGULATIONS, IF REQUIRED.
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(R336, H. 4966 (Word version)) -- Rep. Funderburk: AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF KERSHAW COUNTY TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WITHIN ITS CONSTITUTIONAL DEBT LIMIT, IN ONE OR MORE SERIES, IN A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, TO DEFRAY THE LOSS OF EDUCATION FINANCE ACT FUNDS TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, TO PRESCRIBE THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE BONDS MAY BE ISSUED AND THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE PROCEEDS MAY BE EXPENDED, AND TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE BONDS.
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RATIFICATION OF ACTS

Pursuant to an invitation the Honorable Speaker and House of Representatives appeared in the Senate Chamber on June 15, 2010, at 1:00 P.M. and the following Act was ratified:

(R337, H. 3975 (Word version)) -- Rep. G.M. Smith: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-9-320, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT CERTAIN PERSONS SUCCESSFULLY MUST 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 NONRESIDENT ACTIVE DUTY, HONORABLY DISCHARGED OR RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED SERVICES WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES THAT THEY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP DURING THEIR MILITARY CAREER; AND TO PROVIDE THAT A NONRESIDENT DURING A SPECIFIED PERIOD MAY OBTAIN A LIFETIME COMBINATION LICENSE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS WHICH GRANTS THE SAME PRIVILEGES AS A STATEWIDE COMBINATION LICENSE.
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Doctor of the Day

Senator CLEARY introduced Dr. Andrew J. Pate of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Doctor of the Day.

Leave of Absence

On motion of Senator BRYANT, at 12:05 P.M., Senator RYBERG was granted a leave of absence for today.

Leave of Absence

On motion of Senator SHANE MARTIN, at 12:05 P.M., Senator CAMPBELL was granted a leave of absence for today.

Leave of Absence

At 1:50 P.M., Senator KNOTTS requested a leave of absence until 3:00 P.M.

Leave of Absence

At 3:25 P.M., Senator JACKSON requested a leave of absence beginning at 5:00 P.M. and lasting until 11:00 A.M. in the morning.

Privilege of the Chamber

On motion of Senator LEATHERMAN, the Privilege of the Chamber was extended to Mr. Craig H. Parks, Senior Research Analyst with the Senate Finance Committee, upon the occasion of his having been named the Wofford College 2010 Young Alumnus of the Year.

Mr. Parks was joined with his wife, Amy, and his two children, Grace and Cole.

The Senate extended its profound congratulations to this outstanding employee and his family.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

The following were introduced:

S. 1510 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE JOHN R. BROCK, CHAIRMAN OF THE OCONEE TAX APPEALS BOARD, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT, TO THANK HIM FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE, AND TO WISH HIM MUCH FULFILLMENT AND SUCCESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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S. 1511 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE EFFORTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT JOINED TOGETHER TO ADVOCATE FOR AN INCREASE IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA CIGARETTE TAX.
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S. 1512 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA TOBACCO COLLABORATIVE FOR THEIR ADVOCACY TO INCREASE SOUTH CAROLINA'S CIGARETTE TAX.
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S. 1513 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE UPON THE DEATH OF HENRY MCKAY NORRIS OF CAMDEN AND TO EXTEND THEIR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
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S. 1514 (Word version) -- Senator Scott: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR KARA GORMLEY AS SHE LEAVES WIS TELEVISION, AND TO WISH HER SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 1515 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE DAVID EDWARD STOUDENMIRE, JR. OF HORRY COUNTY AND TO HONOR HIM FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES OF SERVICE AS MAYOR TO THE CITY OF LORIS.
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S. 1516 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR GEORGE W. LINDSAY III OF HORRY COUNTY, AND TO COMMEND HIM FOR HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROSPERITY OF THE PALMETTO STATE.
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S. 1517 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND W. PAUL PRINCE OF HORRY COUNTY FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE.
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S. 1518 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE RACHEL M. WHITLEY, COMMUNITY/REGIONAL EXECUTIVE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL BANK OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ON THE OCCASION OF HER ELECTION AS CHAIRMAN OF THE NORTH MYRTLE BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR 2010-2011.
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S. 1519 (Word version) -- Senator Setzler: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE MRS. LILLIE B. JENKINS QUATTLEBAUM OF AIKEN COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HER NINETIETH BIRTHDAY, AND TO WISH HER A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND CONTINUED HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.
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S. 1520 (Word version) -- Senator Bryant: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE HONORABLE WILLIAM PRESSLEY STEELE, JR., UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AS AN ANDERSON COUNTY MAGISTRATE, AND TO COMMEND HIM FOR MANY YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO OUR STATE, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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S. 1521 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman, Courson and O'Dell: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE MR. CRAIG H. PARKS UPON RECEIVING WOFFORD COLLEGE'S 2010 YOUNG ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR AWARD.
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S. 1522 (Word version) -- Senator Courson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE RICHLAND SERTOMA CLUB FOR ITS OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AND SUPPORT THE 50TH ANNUAL SPORTSARAMA TO BE HELD ON AUGUST 14, 2010.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 1523 (Word version) -- Senator Nicholson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR ANITA WOOLDRIDGE SMITH OF GREENWOOD COUNTY, UPON THE OCCASION OF HER SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY, AND TO COMMEND HER FOR A LIFETIME OF SERVICE TO HER COMMUNITY AND TO HER GOD.
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S. 1524 (Word version) -- Senators Matthews and Hutto: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND BETTY HENDERSON FOR HER SINGULAR SERVICE TO ORANGEBURG COUNTY, AND TO CONGRATULATE HER FOR HER MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE FURTHERANCE OF RACIAL EQUALITY IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 1525 (Word version) -- Senator Matthews: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE MR. WILLIE R. DAVIS OF DORCHESTER COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY AND TO WISH HIM A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND MANY MORE YEARS OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.
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H. 5090 (Word version) -- Rep. McLeod: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE, HONOR, AND RECOGNIZE DR. MITCHELL M. ZAIS, THE TWENTIETH PRESIDENT OF NEWBERRY COLLEGE, UPON HIS RETIREMENT AFTER TEN YEARS OF DEDICATED AND DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP SERVICE TO NEWBERRY COLLEGE AND THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 5091 (Word version) -- Reps. Govan, Ott, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Battle, Bedingfield, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brantley, G. A. Brown, H. B. Brown, R. L. Brown, Cato, Chalk, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Duncan, Edge, Erickson, Forrester, Frye, Funderburk, Gambrell, Gilliard, Gunn, Haley, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrell, Harrison, Hart, Harvin, Hayes, Hearn, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hutto, Jefferson, Jennings, Kelly, Kennedy, King, Kirsh, Knight, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McEachern, McLeod, Merrill, Miller, Millwood, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Nanney, J. H. Neal, J. M. Neal, Neilson, Norman, Owens, Parker, Parks, Pinson, E. H. Pitts, M. A. Pitts, Rice, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scott, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, D. C. Smith, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stewart, Stringer, Thompson, Toole, Umphlett, Vick, Viers, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis, Wylie, A. D. Young and T. R. Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CELEBRATE THE JOYOUS OCCASION OF THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OLIVE GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, AND TO CONGRATULATE AND COMMEND PASTOR JAMES A. CROMARTIE AND THE CONGREGATION FOR THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE ORANGEBURG COMMUNITY.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

READ THE THIRD TIME, ENROLLED FOR RATIFICATION

H. 5047 (Word version) -- Reps. Parks, M.A. Pitts and Pinson: A BILL TO VEST TITLE IN GREENWOOD COUNTY OF CERTAIN PROPERTY FORMERLY BELONGING TO THE GREENWOOD RECREATION COMMISSION WHICH WAS CREATED BY ACT 338 OF 1949 AND DISSOLVED BY ACT 1352 OF 1968, AND TO DIRECT THE CLERK OF COURT FOR GREENWOOD COUNTY TO EXECUTE DEEDS OF CONVEYANCE ON BEHALF OF THE GREENWOOD RECREATION COMMISSION.

By prior motion of Rep. Nicholson, the Bill was read the third time and ordered enrolled for Ratification.

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 3, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has overridden the veto by the Governor on R.234, S. 1363 by a vote of 94 to 0:

(R234, S1363 (Word version)) -- Senators Hayes, Setzler and Courson: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-26-85, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO NATIONAL BOARD RECERTIFICATION AND PAY INCREASES RELATING TO NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT TEACHERS WHO RECEIVE NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION BEFORE JULY 1, 2010, SHALL ENTER INTO A RECERTIFICATION CYCLE CONSISTENT WITH THE RECERTIFICATION CYCLE FOR NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHERS WHO RECEIVE THE CERTIFICATION BEFORE JULY 1, 2010, SHALL RECEIVE A PAY INCREASE FOR THE INITIAL TEN-YEAR CERTIFICATION PERIOD AND NO MORE THAN ONE TEN-YEAR RENEWAL PERIOD.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 3, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has overridden the veto by the Governor on R.223, S. 906 by a vote of 61 to 25:

(R223, S906 (Word version)) -- Senators Leatherman, Land, Coleman and Elliott: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 9-8-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SERVICE CREDIT IN THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR JUDGES AND SOLICITORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MEMBER UPON TERMINATION WHO DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR A MONTHLY BENEFIT MAY TRANSFER HIS SERVICE CREDIT TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEM, AND TO CLARIFY PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE TRANSFER OF EARNED SERVICE CREDIT IN RETIREMENT PLANS ADMINISTERED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEMS.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 3, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has overridden the veto by the Governor on R.235, S. 1379 by a vote of 98 to 0:

(R235, S1379 (Word version)) -- Senators Peeler, Campbell and O'Dell: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-500, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM, SO AS TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF CASS ELIAS MCCARTER BY NAMING THE PROGRAM THE CASS ELIAS MCCARTER GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 3, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has overridden the veto by the Governor on R.222, S. 836 by a vote of 79 to 1:

(R222, S836 (Word version)) -- Senator Cromer: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 51-13-80, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE RIVERBANKS PARKS COMMISSION, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS THAT AUTHORIZE THE RIVERBANKS PARKS COMMISSION TO ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING PARK PROPERTY AND AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSION TO EMPLOY POLICE OFFICERS, TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN ACTIVITIES WHILE ON PARK PROPERTY, AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT FINES AND FORFEITURES COLLECTED PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 51-13-50 THROUGH 51-13-80 BE FORWARDED TO THE RIVERBANKS PARKS COMMISSION.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

ACTING PRESIDENT PRESIDES

At 1:33 P.M., Senator LARRY MARTIN assumed the Chair.

HOUSE CONCURRENCES

S. 1514 (Word version) -- Senator Scott: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR KARA GORMLEY AS SHE LEAVES WIS TELEVISION, AND TO WISH HER SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

Returned with concurrence.

S. 1522 (Word version) -- Senator Courson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE RICHLAND SERTOMA CLUB FOR ITS OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AND SUPPORT THE 50TH ANNUAL SPORTSARAMA TO BE HELD ON AUGUST 14, 2010.

Returned with concurrence.

CONCURRENCE

S. 1372 (Word version) -- Senator Leventis: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 387 OF 2008, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CONSOLIDATION OF SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICTS 2 AND 17, SO AS TO EXTEND THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR MEMBERS THAT ARE SET TO EXPIRE IN 2010; TO PROVIDE THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL SELECT AND APPOINT AN ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICTS 2 AND 17 TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE RESPECTIVE DISTRICTS FOR SCHOOL OPERATING PURPOSES UP TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEBT LIMIT OF THE RESPECTIVE DISTRICTS FOR SCHOOL OPERATING PURPOSES, TO PROVIDE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE BONDS MAY BE ISSUED AND THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE PROCEEDS MAY BE EXPENDED, AND TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE PAYMENT OF BONDS.

The House returned the Bill with amendments.

Senator LEVENTIS asked unanimous consent to take the Bill up for immediate consideration.

There was no objection.

The Senate proceeded to a consideration of the Bill, the question being the concurrence in the House amendments.

On motion of Senator LEVENTIS, the Senate concurred in the House amendments and a message was sent to the House accordingly. Ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act and the Act enrolled for Ratification.

RATIFICATION OF ACTS

Pursuant to an invitation the Honorable Speaker and House of Representatives appeared in the Senate Chamber on June 15, 2010, at 4:54 P.M. and the following Act was ratified:

(R338, S. 1372 (Word version)) -- Senator Leventis: AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 387 OF 2008, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CONSOLIDATION OF SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICTS 2 AND 17, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHAIRMAN AND OTHER OFFICERS OF THE BOARD OF THE CONSOLIDATED DISTRICT SHALL SERVE TWO-YEAR TERMS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL SELECT AND APPOINT AN ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT; TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICTS 2 AND 17 TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE RESPECTIVE DISTRICTS FOR SCHOOL OPERATING PURPOSES UP TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEBT LIMIT OF THE RESPECTIVE DISTRICTS FOR SCHOOL OPERATING PURPOSES, TO PROVIDE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE BONDS MAY BE ISSUED AND THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE PROCEEDS MAY BE EXPENDED, AND TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE PAYMENT OF BONDS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDING FOR THE BOARD BEFORE THE INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE ABOLISHED MUST BE PROVIDED FROM OPERATING FUNDS AVAILABLE TO THE INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
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Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 3, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has requested and was granted Free Conference Powers and has appointed Reps. Edge, Cobb-Hunter and Loftis to the Committee of Free Conference on the part of the House on:

S. 304 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman, Alexander, Land, Campsen and Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-760, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MUNICIPAL OR COUNTY ORDINANCES IMPOSING AN ACCOMMODATIONS FEE AND THE USE OF THE REVENUE FROM THE FEES INCLUDING THE ISSUANCE OFCERTAIN BONDS SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROCEEDS OF LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS FEES, HOSPITALITY FEES, AND STATE ACCOMMODATIONS FEES MAY BE PLEDGED AS SECURITY FOR THE PAYMENT OF BONDS FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS USED TO ATTRACT AND SUPPORT TOURISTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 6-4-10, RELATING TO STATE ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT REVENUES ALLOCATED FOR TOURISM ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION MAY NOT BE PLEDGED AS SECURITY FOR CERTAIN BONDS OR TO RETIRE SUCH BONDS.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 3, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has adopted the report of the Committee of Free Conference on:

S. 304 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman, Alexander, Land, Campsen and Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-760, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MUNICIPAL OR COUNTY ORDINANCES IMPOSING AN ACCOMMODATIONS FEE AND THE USE OF THE REVENUE FROM THE FEES INCLUDING THE ISSUANCE OFCERTAIN BONDS SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROCEEDS OF LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS FEES, HOSPITALITY FEES, AND STATE ACCOMMODATIONS FEES MAY BE PLEDGED AS SECURITY FOR THE PAYMENT OF BONDS FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS USED TO ATTRACT AND SUPPORT TOURISTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 6-4-10, RELATING TO STATE ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT REVENUES ALLOCATED FOR TOURISM ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION MAY NOT BE PLEDGED AS SECURITY FOR CERTAIN BONDS OR TO RETIRE SUCH BONDS.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

S. 304--REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF FREE CONFERENCE ENROLLED FOR RATIFICATION

S. 304 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman, Alexander, Land, Campsen and Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-760, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MUNICIPAL OR COUNTY ORDINANCES IMPOSING AN ACCOMMODATIONS FEE AND THE USE OF THE REVENUE FROM THE FEES INCLUDING THE ISSUANCE OFCERTAIN BONDS SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROCEEDS OF LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS FEES, HOSPITALITY FEES, AND STATE ACCOMMODATIONS FEES MAY BE PLEDGED AS SECURITY FOR THE PAYMENT OF BONDS FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS USED TO ATTRACT AND SUPPORT TOURISTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 6-4-10, RELATING TO STATE ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT REVENUES ALLOCATED FOR TOURISM ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION MAY NOT BE PLEDGED AS SECURITY FOR CERTAIN BONDS OR TO RETIRE SUCH BONDS.

The Report of the Committee of Free Conference having been adopted by both Houses, ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and the Act enrolled for Ratification.

A message was sent to the House accordingly.

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 3, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it refuses to concur in the amendments proposed by the Senate to:

S. 901 (Word version) -- Senators McConnell, Elliott and Courson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-3-500, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN THE GOVERNOR LEAVES THE STATE, HE MUST NOTIFY THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, WHETHER OR NOT THE POWER OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IS TRANSFERRED TO THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR; AND BY ADDING SECTION 1-3-630, SO AS TO DEFINE "EMERGENCY", "FULL AUTHORITY", AND "TEMPORARY ABSENCE" IN ORDER TO CLARIFY WHEN A LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR HAS THE FULL AUTHORITY TO ACT IN AN EMERGENCY IN THE EVENT OF THE TEMPORARY ABSENCE OF THE GOVERNOR FROM THE STATE.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

S. 901--SENATE INSISTS ON THEIR AMENDMENTS
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE APPOINTED

S. 901 (Word version) -- Senators McConnell, Elliott and Courson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-3-500, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN THE GOVERNOR LEAVES THE STATE, HE MUST NOTIFY THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, WHETHER OR NOT THE POWER OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IS TRANSFERRED TO THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR; AND BY ADDING SECTION 1-3-630, SO AS TO DEFINE "EMERGENCY", "FULL AUTHORITY", AND "TEMPORARY ABSENCE" IN ORDER TO CLARIFY WHEN A LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR HAS THE FULL AUTHORITY TO ACT IN AN EMERGENCY IN THE EVENT OF THE TEMPORARY ABSENCE OF THE GOVERNOR FROM THE STATE.

Senator LARRY MARTIN explained the House amendments.

On motion of Senator LARRY MARTIN, the Senate insisted upon its amendments to S. 901 and asked for a Committee of Conference.

Whereupon, Senators LARRY MARTIN, KNOTTS and COLEMAN were appointed to the Committee of Conference on the part of the Senate and a message was sent to the House accordingly.

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 15, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has appointed Reps. Harrison, McLeod and G. R. Smith to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House on:

S. 901 (Word version) -- Senators McConnell, Elliott and Courson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-3-500, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN THE GOVERNOR LEAVES THE STATE, HE MUST NOTIFY THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, WHETHER OR NOT THE POWER OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IS TRANSFERRED TO THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR; AND BY ADDING SECTION 1-3-630, SO AS TO DEFINE "EMERGENCY", "FULL AUTHORITY", AND "TEMPORARY ABSENCE" IN ORDER TO CLARIFY WHEN A LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR HAS THE FULL AUTHORITY TO ACT IN AN EMERGENCY IN THE EVENT OF THE TEMPORARY ABSENCE OF THE GOVERNOR FROM THE STATE.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 15, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it refuses to concur in the amendments proposed by the Senate to:

H. 4478 (Word version)--Reps. Harrell, Cato, Cooper, Duncan, Harrison, Owens, Sandifer, White, Bingham, Barfield, D.C. Moss, Horne, Skelton, V.S. Moss, Bannister, Whitmire, Toole, J.R. Smith, Merrill, Hamilton, Thompson, Bedingfield, Stewart, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Bales, Ballentine, Battle, Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brantley, G.A. Brown, Chalk, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cole, Crawford, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Erickson, Forrester, Gambrell, Govan, Hardwick, Harvin, Hayes, Hearn, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hodges, Hutto, Hosey, Jefferson, Kelly, Huggins, Kennedy, Knight, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Mack, McEachern, Miller, Millwood, Nanney, J.M. Neal, Norman, Ott, Parker, Parks, Pinson, M.A. Pitts, Rice, Scott, Simrill, D.C. Smith, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, J.E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Umphlett, Vick, Viers, Weeks, Willis, Wylie, A.D. Young, T.R. Young, Mitchell, Lucas and Jennings: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMPETITIVENESS ACT OF 2010", TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE PROCESS AND PROCEDURES FOR AWARDING ENDOWMENTS AND FOR THE APPLICABILITY OF MATCHING REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 4-12-30, TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF YEARS A FEE IS AVAILABLE AND TO DELETE A PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE PROPERTY ESTABLISHED FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF THE FEE TO REMAIN THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE REAL PROPERTY FOR THE LIFE OF THE FEE; TO AMEND SECTION 4-29-68, TO SPECIFY THAT ONE OF THE PURPOSES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF THESE BONDS IS TO PAY FOR THE COST OF PERSONAL PROPERTY INCLUDING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT; BY ADDING CHAPTER 18 TO TITLE 11 SO AS TO ESTABLISH MECHANISMS AND PROCEDURES FOR FEDERAL RECOVERY ZONE BONDS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-530, TO REDUCE THE RATE OF THE CORPORATE INCOME TAX FROM FIVE PERCENT ANNUALLY TO ZERO BEGINNING IN 2011 OVER A TEN-YEAR PERIOD IN INTERVALS OF ONE-HALF PERCENT PER YEAR; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 12-6-3450, 12-10-88, 12-14-30, 12-14-40, 12-14-50, AND 12-14-70.
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Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

H. 4478--SENATE INSISTS ON THEIR AMENDMENTS
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE APPOINTED

H. 4478 (Word version)--Reps. Harrell, Cato, Cooper, Duncan, Harrison, Owens, Sandifer, White, Bingham, Barfield, D.C. Moss, Horne, Skelton, V.S. Moss, Bannister, Whitmire, Toole, J.R. Smith, Merrill, Hamilton, Thompson, Bedingfield, Stewart, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Bales, Ballentine, Battle, Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brantley, G.A. Brown, Chalk, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cole, Crawford, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Erickson, Forrester, Gambrell, Govan, Hardwick, Harvin, Hayes, Hearn, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hodges, Hutto, Hosey, Jefferson, Kelly, Huggins, Kennedy, Knight, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Mack, McEachern, Miller, Millwood, Nanney, J.M. Neal, Norman, Ott, Parker, Parks, Pinson, M.A. Pitts, Rice, Scott, Simrill, D.C. Smith, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, J.E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Umphlett, Vick, Viers, Weeks, Willis, Wylie, A.D. Young, T.R. Young, Mitchell, Lucas and Jennings: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMPETITIVENESS ACT OF 2010", TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE PROCESS AND PROCEDURES FOR AWARDING ENDOWMENTS AND FOR THE APPLICABILITY OF MATCHING REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 4-12-30, TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF YEARS A FEE IS AVAILABLE AND TO DELETE A PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE PROPERTY ESTABLISHED FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF THE FEE TO REMAIN THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE REAL PROPERTY FOR THE LIFE OF THE FEE; TO AMEND SECTION 4-29-68, TO SPECIFY THAT ONE OF THE PURPOSES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF THESE BONDS IS TO PAY FOR THE COST OF PERSONAL PROPERTY INCLUDING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT; BY ADDING CHAPTER 18 TO TITLE 11 SO AS TO ESTABLISH MECHANISMS AND PROCEDURES FOR FEDERAL RECOVERY ZONE BONDS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-530, TO REDUCE THE RATE OF THE CORPORATE INCOME TAX FROM FIVE PERCENT ANNUALLY TO ZERO BEGINNING IN 2011 OVER A TEN-YEAR PERIOD IN INTERVALS OF ONE-HALF PERCENT PER YEAR; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 12-6-3450, 12-10-88, 12-14-30, 12-14-40, 12-14-50, AND 12-14-70.
(ABBREVIATED TITLE)

On motion of Senator LEATHERMAN, the Senate insisted upon its amendments to H. 4478 and asked for a Committee of Conference.

Whereupon, Senators LEATHERMAN, LAND and O'DELL were appointed to the Committee of Conference on the part of the Senate and a message was sent to the House accordingly.

H. 4478--Recorded Vote

Senators BRYANT, BRIGHT, SHOOPMAN, VERDIN, GROOMS and SHANE MARTIN desired to be recorded as voting against the motion to insist on Senate amendments.

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 3, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it refuses to concur in the amendments proposed by the Senate to:

S. 107 (Word version) -- Senators Ryberg, Bryant, Massey, Peeler, L. Martin and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-654 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT IN THE THIRD DEGREE, TO INCLUDE SEXUAL BATTERY WHEN THE VICTIM IS A STUDENT SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND THE ACTOR IS A PERSON EMPLOYED AT A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

S. 107--SENATE INSISTS ON THEIR AMENDMENTS
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE APPOINTED

S. 107 (Word version) -- Senators Ryberg, Bryant, Massey, Peeler, L. Martin and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-654 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT IN THE THIRD DEGREE, TO INCLUDE SEXUAL BATTERY WHEN THE VICTIM IS A STUDENT SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND THE ACTOR IS A PERSON EMPLOYED AT A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

Senator LARRY MARTIN explained the House amendments.

On motion of Senator LARRY MARTIN, the Senate insisted upon its amendments to S. 107 and asked for a Committee of Conference.

Whereupon, Senators HUTTO, ROSE and SHOOPMAN were appointed to the Committee of Conference on the part of the Senate and a message was sent to the House accordingly.

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 15, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has appointed Reps. T. Young, Cole and Jennings to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House on:

S. 107 (Word version) -- Senators Ryberg, Bryant, Massey, Peeler, L. Martin and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-654 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT IN THE THIRD DEGREE, TO INCLUDE SEXUAL BATTERY WHEN THE VICTIM IS A STUDENT SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND THE ACTOR IS A PERSON EMPLOYED AT A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 3, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it refuses to concur in the amendments proposed by the Senate to:

S. 348 (Word version) -- Senators Fair, Sheheen, S. Martin, Lourie, Shoopman, Knotts and Rose: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-95, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INFLICTION OF GREAT BODILY INJURY UPON A CHILD, SO AS TO PROVIDE A MINIMUM TERM OF IMPRISONMENT OF TWO YEARS FOR A PERSON WHO IS CONVICTED OF THIS OFFENSE AND WHO IS REGISTERED WITH OR LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PURSUANT TO CHILDCARE FACILITIES LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS; TO PROVIDE THAT NO PORTION OF THE SENTENCE MAY BE SUSPENDED; AND BY ADDING SECTION 63-13-825 SO AS TO REQUIRE FAMILY CHILDCARE OPERATORS AND CAREGIVERS ANNUALLY TO COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF TWO HOURS OF TRAINING APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

S. 348--SENATE INSISTS ON THEIR AMENDMENTS
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE APPOINTED

S. 348 (Word version) -- Senators Fair, Sheheen, S. Martin, Lourie, Shoopman, Knotts and Rose: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-95, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INFLICTION OF GREAT BODILY INJURY UPON A CHILD, SO AS TO PROVIDE A MINIMUM TERM OF IMPRISONMENT OF TWO YEARS FOR A PERSON WHO IS CONVICTED OF THIS OFFENSE AND WHO IS REGISTERED WITH OR LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PURSUANT TO CHILDCARE FACILITIES LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS; TO PROVIDE THAT NO PORTION OF THE SENTENCE MAY BE SUSPENDED; AND BY ADDING SECTION 63-13-825 SO AS TO REQUIRE FAMILY CHILDCARE OPERATORS AND CAREGIVERS ANNUALLY TO COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF TWO HOURS OF TRAINING APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

Senator FAIR explained the House amendments.

On motion of Senator VERDIN, the Senate insisted upon its amendments to S. 348 and asked for a Committee of Conference.

Whereupon, Senators HUTTO, ROSE and SHOOPMAN were appointed to the Committee of Conference on the part of the Senate and a message was sent to the House accordingly.

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 15, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has appointed Reps. Kelly, Rutherford and Sottile to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House on:

S. 348 (Word version) -- Senators Fair, Sheheen, S. Martin, Lourie, Shoopman, Knotts and Rose: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-95, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INFLICTION OF GREAT BODILY INJURY UPON A CHILD, SO AS TO PROVIDE A MINIMUM TERM OF IMPRISONMENT OF TWO YEARS FOR A PERSON WHO IS CONVICTED OF THIS OFFENSE AND WHO IS REGISTERED WITH OR LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PURSUANT TO CHILDCARE FACILITIES LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS; TO PROVIDE THAT NO PORTION OF THE SENTENCE MAY BE SUSPENDED; AND BY ADDING SECTION 63-13-825 SO AS TO REQUIRE FAMILY CHILDCARE OPERATORS AND CAREGIVERS ANNUALLY TO COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF TWO HOURS OF TRAINING APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 3, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it refuses to concur in the amendments proposed by the Senate to:

S. 1051 (Word version) -- Senator Davis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-290, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS, EXCEPTIONS, AND SPECIAL PERMITS CONCERNING CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION SEAWARD OF THE BASELINE OR BETWEEN THE BASELINE AND THE SET BACK LINE, SO AS TO REVISE THE DESCRIPTION OF A PRIVATE ISLAND WITH AN ATLANTIC SHORELINE THAT IS EXEMPT FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND THE FORTY-YEAR RETREAT POLICY.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

S. 1051--SENATE INSISTS ON THEIR AMENDMENTS
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE APPOINTED

S. 1051 (Word version) -- Senator Davis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-290, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS, EXCEPTIONS, AND SPECIAL PERMITS CONCERNING CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION SEAWARD OF THE BASELINE OR BETWEEN THE BASELINE AND THE SET BACK LINE, SO AS TO REVISE THE DESCRIPTION OF A PRIVATE ISLAND WITH AN ATLANTIC SHORELINE THAT IS EXEMPT FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND THE FORTY-YEAR RETREAT POLICY.

On motion of Senator VERDIN, the Senate insisted upon its amendments to S. 1051 and asked for a Committee of Conference.

Whereupon, Senators HAYES, HUTTO and CAMPBELL were appointed to the Committee of Conference on the part of the Senate and a message was sent to the House accordingly.

SUBSTITUTION OF CONFEREES

S. 1051 (Word version) -- Senator Davis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-290, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS, EXCEPTIONS, AND SPECIAL PERMITS CONCERNING CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION SEAWARD OF THE BASELINE OR BETWEEN THE BASELINE AND THE SET BACK LINE, SO AS TO REVISE THE DESCRIPTION OF A PRIVATE ISLAND WITH AN ATLANTIC SHORELINE THAT IS EXEMPT FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND THE FORTY-YEAR RETREAT POLICY.

Whereupon, Senators LEVENTIS and BRYANT were appointed to the Committee of Conference in lieu of Senators HUTTO and CAMPBELL on the part of the Senate and a message was sent to the House accordingly.

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 15, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has appointed Reps. Hiott, Norman and Vick to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House on:

S. 1051 (Word version) -- Senator Davis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-290, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS, EXCEPTIONS, AND SPECIAL PERMITS CONCERNING CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION SEAWARD OF THE BASELINE OR BETWEEN THE BASELINE AND THE SET BACK LINE, SO AS TO REVISE THE DESCRIPTION OF A PRIVATE ISLAND WITH AN ATLANTIC SHORELINE THAT IS EXEMPT FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND THE FORTY-YEAR RETREAT POLICY.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 3, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it refuses to concur in the amendments proposed by the Senate to:

S. 1392 (Word version) -- Transportation Committee: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-10810, RELATING TO 'BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA' SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, TO PROVIDE FOR 'EAGLE SCOUT' SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-2150, RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICIALS, TO PROVIDE THAT CORONERS MAY BE PROVIDED WITH TWO LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1240, RELATING TO THE LOCATION ON VEHICLES WHERE LICENSE PLATES MUST BE ATTACHED, TO PROVIDE THAT A FRAME MAY BE PLACED AROUND A LICENSE PLATE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-10410, RELATING TO A SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATE FOR VETERANS, TO PROVIDE FOR A DISABLED VETERAN SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

S. 1392--SENATE INSISTS ON THEIR AMENDMENTS
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE APPOINTED

S. 1392 (Word version) -- Transportation Committee: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-10810, RELATING TO 'BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA' SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, TO PROVIDE FOR 'EAGLE SCOUT' SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-2150, RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICIALS, TO PROVIDE THAT CORONERS MAY BE PROVIDED WITH TWO LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1240, RELATING TO THE LOCATION ON VEHICLES WHERE LICENSE PLATES MUST BE ATTACHED, TO PROVIDE THAT A FRAME MAY BE PLACED AROUND A LICENSE PLATE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-10410, RELATING TO A SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATE FOR VETERANS, TO PROVIDE FOR A DISABLED VETERAN SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.

On motion of Senator VERDIN, the Senate insisted upon its amendments to S. 1392 and asked for a Committee of Conference.

Whereupon, Senators ELLIOTT, VERDIN and KNOTTS were appointed to the Committee of Conference on the part of the Senate and a message was sent to the House accordingly.

Message from the House

Columbia, S.C., June 15, 2010

Mr. President and Senators:

The House respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has appointed Reps. Barfield, Daning and Branham to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House on:

S. 1392 (Word version) -- Transportation Committee: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-10810, RELATING TO 'BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA' SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, TO PROVIDE FOR 'EAGLE SCOUT' SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-2150, RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICIALS, TO PROVIDE THAT CORONERS MAY BE PROVIDED WITH TWO LICENSE PLATES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1240, RELATING TO THE LOCATION ON VEHICLES WHERE LICENSE PLATES MUST BE ATTACHED, TO PROVIDE THAT A FRAME MAY BE PLACED AROUND A LICENSE PLATE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-10410, RELATING TO A SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATE FOR VETERANS, TO PROVIDE FOR A DISABLED VETERAN SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
Very respectfully,
Speaker of the House

CONSIDERATION OF CONFERENCE REPORT INTERRUPTED BY ADJOURNMENT

H. 3418 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Simrill, Crawford, Huggins, Bedingfield, Merrill, G.R. Smith, Erickson, Ballentine, Brady, Chalk, Daning, Delleney, Frye, Gambrell, Hamilton, Harrison, Hearn, Herbkersman, Loftis, Long, Lucas, Nanney, Pinson, Rice, G.M. Smith, Spires, Stringer, Thompson, Viers, Willis, Wylie, T.R. Young, Clemmons, Owens, Parker, Toole, M.A. Pitts, Lowe, Bingham, Umphlett, Sandifer and Edge: A BILL RELATING TO REFORM OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTION LAWS BY ENACTING THE "SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTION REFORM ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-710 OF THE 1976 CODE TO REQUIRE PHOTOGRAPH IDENTIFICATION TO VOTE, PERMITTING FOR PROVISIONAL BALLOTS IF THE IDENTIFICATION CANNOT BE PRODUCED AND PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR A RELIGIOUS OBJECTION TO BEING PHOTOGRAPHED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-3350 TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO PROVIDE FREE IDENTIFICATION CARDS UPON REQUEST; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-25 TO PROVIDE FOR AN EARLY VOTING PERIOD BEGINNING SIXTEEN DAYS BEFORE A STATEWIDE PRIMARY OR GENERAL ELECTION AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE HOURS AND EARLY VOTING LOCATION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20(C) TO REQUIRE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTIONS COMMISSION TO MAINTAIN IN THE MASTER FILE A SEPARATE DESIGNATION FOR ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTERS IN A GENERAL ELECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-30 TO ADD STATUTORY CITES REGARDING THE REQUEST OF AN ABSENTEE BALLOT; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-470 TO PROVIDE FOR EARLY VOTING ON MACHINES DURING THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD ONLY AND DELETE THE REFERENCE TO ABSENTEE VOTING; TO AMEND SECTION 7-1-25 TO LIST FACTORS TO CONSIDER FOR DOMICILE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-230 TO REFERENCE REVISIONS TO SECTION 7-1-25.

Senator CAMPSEN asked unanimous consent to take the Conference Report up for immediate consideration.

There was no objection.

The Senate proceeded to a consideration of the Conference Report, the question being the adoption of the Conference Report.

Senator CAMPSEN explained the Conference Report.

Senator LEVENTIS moved to carry over the Conference Report.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 14; Nays 23

AYES

Anderson                  Coleman                   Elliott
Jackson                   Land                      Leventis
Lourie                    Malloy                    McGill
Nicholson                 Pinckney                  Reese
Scott                     Setzler

Total--14

NAYS

Alexander                 Bright                    Bryant
Campsen                   Cleary                    Courson
Cromer                    Davis                     Fair
Grooms                    Hayes                     Knotts
Leatherman                Martin, Larry             Martin, Shane
Massey                    McConnell                 Mulvaney
Peeler                    Rose                      Shoopman
Thomas                    Verdin

Total--23

The Senate refused to carry over the Conference Report.

Senator MALLOY was recognized to speak on the Conference Report.

Point of Quorum

At 2:46 P.M., Senator MALLOY made the point that a quorum was not present. It was ascertained that a quorum was not present.

Call of the Senate

Senator GROOMS moved that a Call of the Senate be made. The following Senators answered the Call:

Alexander                 Anderson                  Bright
Bryant                    Campsen                   Cleary
Coleman                   Courson                   Cromer
Davis                     Elliott                   Fair
Ford                      Grooms                    Hayes
Hutto                     Jackson                   Land
Leatherman                Leventis                  Lourie
Malloy                    Martin, Larry             Martin, Shane
Massey                    Matthews                  McConnell
McGill                    Mulvaney                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Pinckney                  Rankin
Reese                     Rose                      Scott
Setzler                   Sheheen                   Shoopman
Thomas                    Verdin                    Williams

A quorum being present, the Senate resumed.

Recorded Presence

Senator O'DELL recorded his presence subsequent to the Call of the Senate.

Senator MALLOY resumed speaking on the Conference Report.

PRESIDENT Pro Tempore PRESIDES

At 3:25 P.M., Senator McCONNELL assumed the Chair.

Senator SCOTT rose to speak on the Conference Report.

ACTING PRESIDENT PRESIDES

At 4:00 P.M., Senator LARRY MARTIN assumed the Chair.

Senator SCOTT resumed speaking on the Conference Report.

At 4:17 P.M., on motion of Senator KNOTTS, with unanimous consent, Senators VERDIN, ELLIOTT and KNOTTS were granted leaved to attend a meeting of the Committee of Conference and were granted leave to vote from the balcony.

Senator SCOTT resumed speaking on the Conference Report.

PRESIDENT Pro Tempore PRESIDES

At 4:40 P.M., Senator McCONNELL assumed the Chair.

On motion of Senator SETZLER, the Senate agreed that, when the Senate adjourns today, it stand adjourned to meet at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 16, 2010.

Rule 15A Failed

At 5:05 P.M., Senator CROMER moved under the provisions of Rule 15A to vote on the entire matter of H. 3418.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 16; Nays 24

AYES

Alexander                 Bryant                    Campsen
Cleary                    Courson                   Cromer
Grooms                    Hayes                     Martin, Larry
Martin, Shane             Massey                    McConnell
Mulvaney                  Peeler                    Rose
Verdin

Total--16

NAYS

Anderson                  Bright                    Coleman
Davis                     Elliott                   Fair
Hutto                     Knotts                    Land
Leatherman                Leventis                  Lourie
Malloy                    Matthews                  McGill
Nicholson                 Pinckney                  Rankin
Reese                     Scott                     Setzler
Sheheen                   Shoopman                  Williams

Total--24

Having failed to receive the necessary vote, the motion under Rule 15A failed.

Senator HUTTO resumed speaking on the Conference Report.

Point of Personal Privilege

Senator KNOTTS rose to a Point of Personal Privilege.

Statement by Senator KNOTTS

Today I rise to a Point of Personal Privilege. Recent remarks made by me and the different reactions in the aftermath have caused me some grief, a lot of soul searching, and some doubt about who I really am. Today I am going to speak about political morals, political correctness, and decorum here in South Carolina and Lexington County.

I can't lie, like it or not, I am still the same JAKIE KNOTTS that I've always been. Then I wonder, do the rest of you really know who you are? Do we as politicians involved or associated with different political parties practice double or triple standards? Do we represent the people or participate in the ongoing war between political parties and do the people really benefit from this ongoing political bickering? Had my remark only been about President Obama and not included Representative Haley, would it have even raised an eyebrow with the Lexington County Republican Party or any parties around the State? I have personally witnessed remarks made from this very podium about previous presidents, both Democrat and Republican, that were far more egregious and they fell to deaf ears in the press.

When Mr. DePass, a lifetime Republican in South Carolina, made disgusting and disgraceful remarks concerning President Obama's wife, comparing her to a primate, did the Republican Party hold a special meeting and ask him to resign from the party? What about when the two Republicans that accused Representative Haley of infidelity? Was a special meeting held to reprimand them or censure them? They weren't asked to leave!

What about when the Governor, approximately one year ago today, left his post and left South Carolina unattended to fly on Father's Day weekend, leaving his children on this most special family day of the year to be with his mistress, which later led to a divorce and humiliation to the citizens of this State, even to the point of having to pay back the funds to the taxpayer? Did the Lexington County Republican Party, the State Republican Party, or the State Executive Committee hold a special meeting to condemn this action, censure him, or ask him to resign? What actions did they take?

It was I who insisted that the censorship legislation be sent to committee, where it still remains to protect further embarrassment to the citizens of this State and the Republican Party.

And my longtime good friend, Congressman JOE WILSON, in his own frustration forgetting decorum, loudly called the President a liar in the joint session of Congress, what action was taken? Instead of curses, it was great appreciation! Did the Lexington County Republican Party hold a special meeting to censure or remove him?

In my last election all kinds of accusations were made against me that offended my family by the same people of the Lexington County Republican Party and the groups that have infiltrated the Republican Party throughout South Carolina. I was even called a fat RINO, redneck, and an embarrassment to the party. The usage of this term, I did consider to be a slur. I took it on the chin and let it run off like water on a duck's back. The hypocrites are the true embarrassment. They make much worse racial and religious statements in private company, some that would make even me blush.

I am proud to be stereotyped as a redneck. The true meaning of redneck is a hardworking farmer that worked from dawn to dusk in the fields to support his family. I hope you listen carefully to the following and determine for yourself whether redneck is a slur and it should have offended me.

The following traits categorize a redneck:
1.   You have good manners that come naturally, are courteous to your elders and those around you.
2.   You have honorable served in the military or, if not, are respectful to those who have.
3.   You stand and put your hand over your heart and sing along when the National Anthem is played.
4.   You love your pets and treat them like loyal and loving family members.
5.   When your aunt or uncle, who is a little touched, starts telling stories you have heard 1000 times before, you listen patiently, smile, and nod your head in agreement.
6.   You will barbecue anything that isn't moving and then invite your friends, neighbors, and passersby to join in.
7.   When invited to an impromptu party, you wouldn't think of going without bringing something along.
8.   You love sports and actively and vocally support your teams from the professional to the pee wee soccer team.
9.   You recognize when folks suffer through a disaster or are simply having a hard time. You help them out, the school kids, the church groups, or anyone volunteering support.
10.   You look out for the young, the old, the needy, the sick, and the poor to ensure their well-being.

These, plus many more, are reasons why I am proud to be stereotyped a redneck.

These same people who openly call me a redneck need to start overcoming their own hypocrisy. I challenge everyone to let the "P" in your vocabulary stand for people - not partisanship, politics, or party.

In closing, if all of us rednecks leave the Republican Party, the party is going to have one hell of a void! If I thought by resigning it would stop the hypocrisy in politics, then I might consider it, but I won't. I am not resigning. I deeply regret the remarks I made and I have already apologized for them, before anyone asked me to. I am sorry that my disgusting remarks have offended some people. In these days and times, anything you say could possibly offend people. I am and will continue to be the JAKIE KNOTTS that I have always been, correcting my mistakes to the point where I don't commit them again and being the least hypocritical member of this legislature.

At 5:26 P.M., Senator HUTTO moved that the Senate stand adjourned.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 27; Nays 13

AYES

Alexander                 Anderson                  Coleman
Elliott                   Fair                      Grooms
Hayes                     Hutto                     Knotts
Land                      Leatherman                Leventis
Lourie                    Malloy                    Martin, Larry
Matthews                  McConnell                 McGill
Nicholson                 O'Dell                    Peeler
Pinckney                  Rankin                    Scott
Setzler                   Sheheen                   Williams

Total--27

NAYS

Bright                    Bryant                    Campsen
Cleary                    Courson                   Cromer
Davis                     Martin, Shane             Massey
Mulvaney                  Reese                     Rose
Shoopman

Total--13

Consideration of the Conference Report was interrupted by adjournment.

Statement by Senator McCONNELL

I voted to adjourn because we did not have the votes for cloture on the Voter Identification Conference Report to end the debate and pass the Bill. The Senator from Orangeburg had the floor and could block us for the remainder of the evening. Therefore, some of us who voted for cloture because we wanted to pass the Bill supported adjourning at this time. The failure of others to vote cloture with us made staying any longer a waste of time and may have doomed the Bill.

STATEWIDE APPOINTMENT
Confirmation

Having received a favorable report from the Judiciary Committee, the following appointment was confirmed in open session:

Reappointment, Director of State Accident Fund, with the term to commence June 11, 2010, and to expire June 11, 2016
Harry B. Gregory, Jr., 2508 Windsor Road, Columbia, SC 29204

Having received a favorable report from the Committee on Labor Commerce and Industry, the following appointment was confirmed in open session:

Initial Appointment, South Carolina State Board of Cosmetology, with the term to commence March 20, 2007, and to expire March 20, 2011
Cosmetologist:
Cynthia T. Rodgers, 2731 Avalon Lane, Lancaster, SC 29720 VICE Michelle Furtick

LOCAL APPOINTMENTS
Confirmations

Having received a favorable report from the Senate, the following appointments were confirmed in open session:

Reappointment, Sumter County Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2010, and to expire April 30, 2014
Joseph B. Davis, Davis Properties, Inc., P.O. Box 1272, Sumter, SC 29150-1272

Reappointment, Sumter County Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2010, and to expire April 30, 2014
Lee Anna Tindal, 3065 Tindal Road, Sumter, SC 29150

Reappointment, Sumter County Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2010, and to expire April 30, 2014
Bryan Keith Griffin, 45 Evening Shade Lane, Sumter, SC 29154

Reappointment, Sumter County Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2010, and to expire April 30, 2014
George R. Gibson, P.O. Box 236, Mayesville, SC 29104

On motion of Senator ROSE, with unanimous consent, the Senate stood adjourned out of respect to the memory of Colonel (USAF Ret.) Orion Paul Davidson Canant of Summerville, S.C., who passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2010. Colonel Canant served the United States Army and United States Air Force during 1942-1999, during which time he flew 18 different aircraft in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

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On motion of Senator LEVENTIS, with unanimous consent, the Senate stood adjourned out of respect to the memory of Mr. Edward Francis Noonan of Annapolis, Maryland. Mr. Noonan was the beloved father of Sumter County Administrator William "Bill" Noonan. The Sumter community and the State of South Carolina extends its deepest sympathy to Mr. Bill Noonan and his family.

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On motion of Senator SHANE MARTIN, with unanimous consent, the Senate stood adjourned out of respect to the memory of
Mr. David Smith of Pauline, S.C.

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On motion of Senator SETZLER, with unanimous consent, the Senate stood adjourned out of respect to the memory of Mr. John D. Petrey of West Columbia, S.C., beloved husband and devoted father to two sons. He was school administrator at Granby Alternative School in Cayce and Dixie Youth baseball coach.

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