South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014
Journal of the House of Representatives

NO. 49

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
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TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
(STATEWIDE SESSION)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The House assembled at 12:00 noon.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr., as follows:

Our thought for today is from Jeremiah 6:16: "Thus says the Lord: Stand at the crossroads and look, and ask for the ancient paths where the good way lies, and walk in it and find rest for your souls."
Let us pray. Good and gracious God, lead these Representatives and staff in the ways they need to make the right decisions for the great people of this State. May they find rest for their souls in carrying out the promises they made. Grant them Your every blessing. Look in favor upon our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, and staff, that they may listen to Your voice and act upon it Protect our defenders of freedom, at home and abroad, as they protect us. Heal the wounds, those seen and those hidden, of our brave warriors. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer. Amen.

Pursuant to Rule 6.3, the House of Representatives was led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America by the SPEAKER.

After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of Friday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. COBB-HUNTER moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Wilbert Howard, father of Representative Leon Howard, which was agreed to.

REPORT RECEIVED

The following was received:

REVIEW AND OVERSIGHT COMMISSION ON THE STATE PORTS AUTHORITY
2014 BIENNIAL OVERSIGHT REVIEW
April 30, 2014

Article 13, Chapter 3 of Title 54 of the South Carolina Code establishes The Review and Oversight Commission on the State Ports Authority and vests with the Commission the duty to screen appointees to the State Ports Authority Board and to conduct biennial oversight reviews of the State Ports Authority and its operations.
With regard to the biennial oversight review, Section 54-3-1310(B) requires the Commission to:

1. Consider whether the authority is promoting, developing, constructing, equipping, maintaining, and operating the harbors and seaports of this State in an efficient, effective manner in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations
2. Evaluate the performance of the Ports Authority's Executive Director
3. Evaluate the performance of the Ports Authority Board and each of its members 4.

On August 8, 2013 the Commission notified Mr. Bill Stern, Chairman of the South Carolina State Ports Authority Board, and Mr. Jim Newsome, Executive Director of the South Carolina State Ports Authority, that it was beginning the biennial oversight review process. In that letter, the Commission requested that the Ports Authority provide information on a wide range of topics related to the Authority's operations and information related to Board members. The Ports Authority timely responded to the request for information on September 9, 2013.
Commission staff has reviewed the information submitted by the Ports Authority and provided Commission members with a brief analysis of the submitted information.
A public hearing was held by the Commission at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston on November 20, 2013 concerning the Ports Authority and its operations. Mr. Newsome briefed the Commission on a wide range of topics related to the Ports Authority's operations.
This is the Commission's report of its findings. The report will be published in the journals of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 1.
OVERSIGHT REVIEW OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE PORTS AUTHORITY AND ITS OPERATIONS

Total Cargo Volume

Total cargo volume is broken into two components: (1) Container Volume and (2) Breakbulk Volume. The Port of Charleston handles all of the container volume for South Carolina's ports. Break bulk cargo is handled by the Port of Charleston and the Port of Georgetown. Port Royal handled breakbulk cargo until its operations were terminated in 2008.
Total cargo volume at the State's ports experienced a decline beginning in approximately FY 2007. Total cargo volume fell to its lowest point in FY 2010. The State Ports Authority steadily rebounded from the FY 2010 low.
Beginning in 2010, the Ports Authority implemented a cargo diversification plan to maximize its various resources in order to stimulate business. The plan included an increased emphasis on breakbulk cargo, increasing cruise activity, and regaining the Port's reputation as the premier container port in the Southeast. The combination of increased container volume, breakbulk tonnage, and cruise ship activity all indicate that the diversification plan has been successful to date.

Container Volume
* 13% increase since FY 2009
* 8% increase year over year - FY 2012 to FY 2013
* Container volumes in March 2014 reached the highest monthly levels since August 2008 and are 10% higher than March 2013
* Projected increase in the current fiscal year *

Breakbulk Volume
* Stronger recovery than in container volume with continued strong growth expected in the last quarter of this fiscal year
* 13% increase year over year - FY 2012 to FY 2013
* Significant increases at Union Pier and gains at the Port of Georgetown *

Port of Georgetown

The Port of Georgetown is used primarily for breakbulk cargo related to local heavy industries. Low channel depth prevents cargo ships from calling on Georgetown. The channel is currently 19 to 20 feet deep. The federal government has authorized the channel to be as deep as 27 feet. The Ports Authority would like to dredge to that depth and is actively pursuing all available funding avenues. Because container ships require much greater depth, even if maximum depth is achieved through maintenance dredging, a new dredging project, or some combination of the two, container ships will still not be a viable option for Georgetown.
However, the Port of Georgetown is an asset to the state that should be maximized. Maintenance dredging would assist in that regard. Additional steps have been taken by the Ports Authority to maximize Georgetown's potential, including aggressively marketing the port for barge-related cargo traffic and emphasizing growth in breakbulk traffic. Georgetown's breakbulk volume during the first three quarters of the current fiscal year has increased by 10% over same period during the previous fiscal year.

Navy Base Terminal

The terminal is the only permitted new container terminal on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts. The Port has completed preliminary demolition, site preparation and construction of the containment wall. At final build-out, the 280-acre facility will boost the Port's capacity by 50 percent. The Ports Authority has set December 2019 as the target date for the completion of Phase 1 of the new terminal. Upon completion of Phase 1, the new terminal will be a fully operational cargo terminal with three berths and landside infrastructure. On a demand driven basis, the Ports Authority will undertake Phases 2 and 3 which will provide additional container yards and dock space.

Inland Port

Located along Interstate 85 and Norfolk Southern's main line, the South Carolina Inland Port opened in October of 2013. Its Greer, S.C. location -- halfway between the Atlanta and Charlotte markets -- extends the Port's operational reach some 212 miles inland. The Port-owned and operated SCIP offers shippers a way to increase efficiency by speeding and simplifying international freight movements between the Port of Charleston and companies in the Upstate and throughout the Southeast. This forward-thinking concept provides Port customers with access to nearly 95 million consumers within a one-day haul.

By partnering with Norfolk Southern, the Port estimates that as many as 20,000 container movements may be converted from highway to rail the first year. As is noted on the Inland Port's website, "[r]ail service maximizes tonnage moved per gallon of fuel for importers and exporters, helping them save costs and lower their carbon footprint." The inland port also has another advantage: access to empty container boxes, which shippers can pick up in Greer and use to move goods throughout the region.

Panama Canal Expansion

During late 2015 to early 2016, an expansion of the Panama Canal is expected to be completed. The expansion will allow larger cargo vessels (commonly referred to as "post-Panamax" ships) to pass through the canal and call upon ports on the East Coast. Currently, the majority of the post-Panamax sized ships only call on West Coast ports. This provides the Port of Charleston with an extraordinary opportunity to increase its cargo volume. At its current depth, and with tidal influences, the Port of Charleston can accommodate some post-Panamax ships. For example, this summer, the Port of Charleston welcomed the MSC Bruxelles, the first 9,000+ TEU1 ship to call on the East Coast. The Ports Authority has been preparing to aggressively pursue the new business and has taken, or is in the process of taking, the necessary steps to be successful in its pursuit.

* Harbor Deepening. The Ports Authority has commenced the second phase of the harbor deepening project. The project will deepen the harbor to fifty feet (+) so that post-Panamax ships can call on Charleston on a continuous basis regardless of tidal influence.
* Navy Base Terminal. The Navy Base will not come online until after the expansion project in Panama is completed. However, it is a vital long-term component of the Port of Charleston's ability to maximize the positive effect post-Panamax vessels can have on the State's economy.
* Landside Equipment. Post-Panamax ships require larger cranes to load and offload cargo. The Ports Authority already has the necessary cranes in place, and all other landside infrastructure, at each of its operational terminals. The larger cranes and landside infrastructure will be in place at the Navy Base when the new terminal comes online.
* Memorandum of Understanding. The Ports Authority has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Panama Canal Authority to jointly market the East Coast as a destination for post-Panamax vessels. *

Harbor Deepening

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun its Charleston "Post 45" project to deepen the Charleston Harbor. Once completed, the Port of Charleston will secure its position as the premier deep-water ocean terminal in the Southeast. The Ports Authority has identified this harbor deepening project as its number-one strategic initiative. Completion of the deepening project is vital to the continued growth of the Port of Charleston. Projects of this magnitude often take as long as fourteen years to complete. However, the Post 45 project is moving more quickly. Among the key factors that has accelerated the completion time table is the State's financial commitment, the Ports Authority's strong working relationship with the Corps of Engineers and other stakeholders, and support from both the Obama Administration and Congress.
The project is nearing the completion of the second of five phases of development. A draft feasibility report is expected to be completed by the end of the summer, and finalized next summer. At that point, the Corps of Engineers will be in the third phase of the project, during which detailed engineering and design plans are developed, project specifications are identified, and other preparations are made. The final two phases consist of actual dredging and then ongoing operations and maintenance.
The Corps of Engineers has established a website dedicated to the Post 45 project. The website is a central location where the public can keep up to date with all of the developments relating to the project.
The website address is:
http://www.sac.usace.army.mil/?action=programs.post45

Cruise Operations

The cruise industry has a long history of operating out of the Port of Charleston. As part of its business diversification plan the Ports Authority has sought to enhance cruise operations in Charleston. Part of this plan includes the construction of a new, state-of-the-art cruise terminal at Union Pier. Those plans had been delayed due to lawsuits filed in the South Carolina Supreme Court, state administrative law court, and federal district court. The Supreme Court and the Administrative Law Court dismissed the suit in favor of the Port's Authority. The plaintiffs in the Administrative Law Court matter are appealing the decision. The judge presiding over the matter on the federal level told the Corps of Engineers that it needs a more complete record for the matter to proceed. Regarding permitting, the Ports Authority does not have a federal permit but is in the process of determining how to proceed to secure that permit.
The increased cruise activity led to a heated debate about the appropriate role that the cruise industry should have in the Ports Authority's business portfolio. Concerns have been raised about potential negative environmental impacts that will result from the increased cruise operations. The Ports Authority reports that federal and international standards governing cruise operations provide adequate protection to Charleston's environmental assets.
Concerns were also raised locally about the visual impact that the ships will have on the aesthetics of Charleston's historic district. The Ports Authority believes that the new cruise terminal, in conjunction with new development at the old terminal location, will provide a net-benefit to the aesthetics and charm of the historic district.
To address the concerns of local leaders, the Ports Authority reached an agreement with the City of Charleston to place a voluntary limit on the number of ships and the size of ships calling the city, and agreed to a formal consultation process should the Ports Authority's plans change.

Jasper Ocean Terminal

The Ports Authority has continued to work in good faith within the framework of the intergovernmental agreement with Georgia through its seat on the Joint Project Office to construct a new ocean terminal in Jasper County. The Joint Project Office is nearing completion of the feasibility stage of the project. The Joint Project Office is undertaking a capacity study of the Savannah River to determine whether the river can support the additional shipping traffic that a new port would produce. Following the capacity study, a navigational depth study will be conducted to determine the extent that the river will need to be modified to accommodate the expected ship traffic resulting from the new port. When these studies are complete, the JPO can draw the feasibility stage of the new terminal to a close. The JPO, or its successor, will then look to begin the lengthy permitting process for the new ocean terminal.
When the intergovernmental agreement was executed, it was intended to be a temporary working agreement between Georgia and South Carolina to ultimately be replaced with a bi-state compact addressing long-term development and operational matters. A compact of that nature requires action by the General Assembly of Georgia and South Carolina, and approval by Congress. Neither state has initiated the process. To keep moving forward, the Ports Authority initiated discussions with Georgia about entering into another agreement which would provide for the development and operational model without the necessity of a congressionally approved compact. The Ports Authority presented a draft to Georgia for consideration in January. Georgia officials have acknowledged receipt of the draft and are in the process of reviewing it now that their legislative session is complete.

Land Sales

1. Port Royal. Section 54-3-700 of the South Carolina Code requires the State Ports Authority to sell its property at Port Royal. The Ports Authority has been unable to complete the sale to date within the statutorily mandated parameters. Market conditions and other factors have impeded efforts to complete a sale. However, legislation is pending in the General Assembly ease the statutory conditions for the sale and a proviso is currently in the State Appropriations Bill to direct the sale of the property to the Town of Port Royal and/or Beaufort County. 2.

3. Daniel Island/Thomas Island Properties. Section 54-3-119 of the South Carolina Code requires the State Ports Authority to sell certain of its properties on Daniel Island and Thomas Island. As with Port Royal, market conditions and other factors, including the nature of the property to be sold, have prevented the Ports Authority from selling the property within the statutorily mandated parameters. Legislative initiatives to ease the restrictions on the sale or otherwise provide for the disposition of the property in a manner beneficial to the State and local residents have been proposed but to date have not been enacted. 4.

SECTION 2
PERFORMANCE REVIEW OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JIM NEWSOME

Mr. Newsome was hired by the State Ports Authority Board on September 1, 2009. Prior to his current position with the Ports Authority, he was President of Hapag-Lloyd (America) Inc., an international shipping company. Mr. Newsome has spent his entire career in international shipping.
When Mr. Newsome took the helm at the Ports Authority container and breakbulk volume had been steadily declining and the Port of Charleston was losing market share. Under his leadership, the Ports Authority has embarked on a new strategic plan that includes aggressive sales and marketing, a cargo diversification plan, and actions to enhance the Port of Charleston's reputation in the shipping industry. Mr. Newsome has identified the Post 45 project as the key strategic project necessary to ensure that the Port of Charleston can grow and regain lost market share. Mr. Newsome has also acted to maximize the use of the Port of Georgetown. He has demonstrated that he has a long-range vision for the Ports Authority and has taken commensurate actions regarding personnel and has made other key decisions to bring that vision to fruition.
Key actions during Mr. Newsome's tenure include:

* Overhauling the Ports Authority's sales and marketing staff and program
* Rebuilding relationships with shipping lines that had become frayed under previous leadership
* Diversifying the Ports Authority's cargo portfolio through maintaining and pursuing new cargo lines, increasing emphasis on breakbulk cargo and modernizing cruise capabilities
* Developing a strong working relationship with state and local leaders
* Working closely with Charleston Mayor Joe Riley concerning cruise lines
* Initiating the construction and operation of the new Inland Port
* Leading the effort to deepen the Charleston Harbor *

Mr. Newsome recently agreed to a contract extension with the Ports Authority Board that will keep him with the Ports Authority for at least another seven years.

SECTION 3
PERFORMANCE REVIEW OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE PORTS AUTHORITY BOARD AND BOARD MEMBERS

The South Carolina State Ports Authority Board is comprised of nine voting members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, and two non-voting members2. The two non-voting members are the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, and the Secretary of Transportation, or his designee.

The nine voting members of the State Ports Authority Board are:

* Mr. Bill H. Stern - Chairman
* Mr. John F. Hassell, III - Vice Chairman
* Ms. Michael Sisk - Treasurer
* Mr. Willie E. Jeffries - Secretary
* Mr. Whitmarsh S. Smith, III
* Mr. David J. Posek
* Ms. Pamela P. Lackey
* Mr. Patrick W. McKinney
* Mr. Henry D. McMaster
The two non-voting members of the State Ports Authority Board are:

* Mr. Robert Hitt, Secretary of Commerce
* The seat reserved for the Secretary of Transportation is vacant. The office of Secretary of Transportation is vacant as of the date of this report. *

Staff has observed that each voting member of the Board of Directors has demonstrated knowledge of substantive port issues and the ability to apply that knowledge to addressing issues facing the Ports Authority. The voting members of the board are inquisitive and critically analyze the matters presented to them. The voting members have further demonstrated that their decisions, both individually, and as a body, are free of influence from political considerations and labor unions and serve the best interests of the State of South Carolina. Each voting member of the board has demonstrated the temperament and demeanor necessary to be an active, productive member of the board.
The positive developments at the Ports Authority evidences the fact that the board, as a whole, is taking the actions necessary to promote, develop, construct, equip, maintain, and operate the harbors and seaports of this State in an efficient, effective manner in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Key actions taken by the Board:

* Ensuring preparations for post-Panama Canal expansion are on target
* Oversight of the development of the Navy Base terminal
* Oversight of the Post 45 project
* Agreeing to voluntary commitments to implement the Cruise Management Program
* Approving funding and implementation of the Inland Port *

Received as information.

REPORT RECEIVED

The following was received:

JOINT TRANSPORTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE

FINAL REPORT OF QUALIFICATIONS

The Joint Transportation Review Committee met on April 30, 2014 to consider the qualifications of applicants for the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission from the 3rd District. The Committee unanimously made the following findings:

Mr. Ernest R. Gunnells, Honea Path -- QUALIFIED

Dr. Harry C. Stille, Jr., Due West -- QUALIFIED

Mr. William M. Lowish, Edgefield -- NOT QUALIFIED

This report became final at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014. Candidates may now solicit pledges of votes. Members of the General Assembly are now free to pledge votes to elect a candidate.

Relating to the election, Section 57-1-325 of the South Carolina Code of Laws stipulates: Legislators residing in the congressional district shall meet upon written call of a majority of the members of the delegation of each district at a time and place to be designated in the call for the purpose of electing a commissioner to represent the district. A majority present, either in person or by written proxy, of the delegation from a given congressional district constitutes a quorum for the purpose of electing a district commissioner. No person may be elected commissioner who fails to receive a majority vote of the members of the delegation. The delegation must be organized by the election of a chairman and a secretary, and the delegations of each congressional district shall adopt such rules as they consider proper to govern the election. Any absentee may vote by written proxy. When the election is completed, the chairman and the secretary of the delegation shall immediately transmit the name of the person elected to the Secretary of State who shall issue to the person, after he has taken the usual oath of office, a certificate of election as commissioner. The Governor shall then issue a commission to the person, and pending the issuance of the commission, the certificate of election is sufficient warrant to the person to perform all of the duties and functions of his office as commissioner. Each commissioner shall serve until his successor is elected and qualified.
Further, Section 57-1-330 stipulates that "[f]or the purposes of electing a commission member, a legislator shall vote only in the congressional district in which he resides."

Received as information.

SILENT PRAYER

The House stood in silent prayer for the family of Mr. Wilbert Howard, father of Representative Leon Howard.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5200 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Norrell, R. L. Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE DEATH OF WILBERT HOWARD OF COLUMBIA AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS, INCLUDING HIS SON AND OUR FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE REPRESENTATIVE LEON HOWARD.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5201 (Word version) -- Reps. Dillard, Robinson-Simpson, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Norrell, R. L. Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE HONORABLE ROBERT NATHANIEL JENKINS, CIRCUIT FAMILY COURT JUDGE, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AFTER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF EXEMPLARY SERVICE, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5202 (Word version) -- Rep. Whitmire: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE CARSON KING OF OCONEE COUNTY FOR WINNING THE 2014 PALMETTO PRIDE "LITTER TRASHES EVERYONE" ELEMENTARY ART CONTEST.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5203 (Word version) -- Reps. Felder, Norman, Delleney, King, Long, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Pope and Simrill: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE FORT MILL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON, AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2014 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5204 (Word version) -- Reps. Felder, Norman, Delleney, King, Long, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Pope and Simrill: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE FORT MILL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE TEAM OF YORK COUNTY WITH THE TEAM COACHES AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR CAPTURING THE 2014 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the privilege of the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives be extended to the Fort Mill High School boys varsity lacrosse team of York County with the team coaches and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being recognized and commended for capturing the 2014 South Carolina Class AAAA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5205 (Word version) -- Reps. Douglas, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Norrell, R. L. Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE MAY 11-17, 2014, AS "NURSING HOME WEEK" IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO
THANK ALL THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR STATE'S NURSING HOMES.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5206 (Word version) -- Reps. D. C. Moss, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Norrell, R. L. Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE FORMER STATE TROOPER SERGEANT KENNETH E. BRANHAM II OF UNION COUNTY UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT, TO COMMEND HIM FOR MORE THAN TWENTY-FOUR YEARS AND EIGHT MONTHS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO EXTEND BEST WISHES FOR MUCH SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT IN THE DAYS AHEAD.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5207 (Word version) -- Rep. Bannister: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF AUGUSTA STREET IN THE CITY OF GREENVILLE FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH MAULDIN ROAD TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CHURCH STREET "DAVID H. WILKINS BOULEVARD" AND INSTALL APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY INDICATING THIS DESIGNATION IN RECOGNITION OF FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO CANADA DAVID H. WILKINS' YEARS OF HARD WORK AND SERVICE TO HIS COMMUNITY, STATE, AND COUNTRY.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bills were introduced, read the first time, and referred to appropriate committees:

S. 909 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO DEFINE "RISK RETENTION GROUP"; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CAPITALIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO INCLUDE CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES AND SPECIAL PURPOSE CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES FORMED AS A RISK RETENTION GROUP; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-50, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FREE SURPLUS REQUIREMENTS FOR CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO INCLUDE CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES AND SPECIAL PURPOSE CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES FORMED AS A RISK RETENTION GROUP; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-70, AS AMENDED, SECTION 38-90-100, AS AMENDED, SECTION 38-90-110, AS AMENDED, AND SECTION 38-90-160, AS AMENDED, ALL RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS FOR CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING PROVISIONS FOR CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES FORMED AS RISK RETENTION GROUPS AND SPECIAL PURPOSE CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES FORMED AS RISK RETENTION GROUPS.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

S. 919 (Word version) -- Senators L. Martin and Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 43-7-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FALSE CLAIMS, STATEMENTS, AND REPRESENTATIONS FOR PURPOSES OF QUALIFYING FOR AND RECEIVING PAYMENT FOR AND REIMBURSEMENT OF MEDICAID CLAIMS AND BENEFITS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT ANY PERSON FROM ENGAGING IN THE PROHIBITED CONDUCT AND TO EXPAND OFFENSES AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARTICLE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 43-7-90, RELATING TO ENFORCEMENT OF THE ARTICLE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR A DESIGNEE, ADDITIONAL POWERS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

S. 964 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-320 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE LIMIT ON ANNUAL PROPERTY TAX MILLAGE INCREASES IMPOSED BY POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, TO ADD AN EXEMPTION FOR MILLAGE IMPOSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY FOR OPERATING REVENUE NECESSARY TO RETAIN A FIRE DEPARTMENT'S ISO RATING.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

S. 1219 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-25-57 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NOTWITHSTANDING ANOTHER PROVISION OF LAW, SCHOOL DISTRICTS UNIFORMLY MAY NEGOTIATE SALARIES BELOW THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SALARY SCHEDULE FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR FOR RETIRED TEACHERS WHO ARE NOT PARTICIPANTS IN THE TEACHER AND EMPLOYEE RETENTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM, AND TO EXTEND THIS NEGOTIATION OPTION TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS THROUGH JULY 1, 2020.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

ROLL CALL

The roll call of the House of Representatives was taken resulting as follows:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Barfield               Bedingfield
Bernstein              Bingham                Bowen
Branham                Brannon                R. L. Brown
Burns                  Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cole                   Crosby                 Daning
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrester
Gagnon                 Gambrell               George
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Hamilton
Hardee                 Harrell                Hayes
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hiott
Hixon                  Hodges                 Jefferson
King                   Knight                 Limehouse
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  McEachern              M. S. McLeod
W. J. McLeod           Merrill                D. C. Moss
Murphy                 Nanney                 Neal
Newton                 Norman                 Norrell
R. L. Ott              Patrick                Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
Riley                  Rivers                 Rutherford
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Sellers
Simrill                Skelton                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            J. R. Smith
Sottile                Southard               Spires
Stavrinakis            Stringer               Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Weeks                  Wells                  White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Wood

STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE

I came in after the roll call and was present for the Session on Tuesday, May 6.

Grady Brown                       Bill Chumley
Alan D. Clemmons                  Heather Crawford
Tracy Edge                        Laurie Funderburk
Jenny A. Horne                    Lonnie Hosey
Ralph Kennedy                     Peter McCoy, Jr.
Harold Mitchell                   V. S. Moss
Elizabeth Munnerlyn               Anne Parks
Leola Robinson-Simpson            Ted Vick
Jackson "Seth" Whipper            Ronnie A. Sabb
Chip Huggins
David Mack   Leon Howard

Total Present--115

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. OWENS a leave of absence for the day due to a prior commitment.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. CLEMMONS a temporary leave of absence.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. ERICKSON a leave of absence for the day due to medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. K. R. CRAWFORD a leave of absence for the day due to medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. BANNISTER a leave of absence for the day due to a death in the family.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. HOWARD a temporary leave of absence due to a death in the family.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. BOWERS a temporary leave of absence due to medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. HARDWICK a temporary leave of absence due to a prior commitment.

H. 5195--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 5195 (Word version) -- Reps. Williams and Lucas: A BILL TO REVISE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE PALMETTO RURAL FIRE DISTRICT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BOARD MEMBERS MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE DARLINGTON COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION, TO DEFINE THE BOARD'S TERMS, POWERS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, AND TO PROVIDE A METHOD FOR FILLING VACANCIES.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 75; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Bales                  Barfield
Bedingfield            Bernstein              Branham
Brannon                R. L. Brown            Burns
Clyburn                Cole                   Crosby
Daning                 Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Edge                   Finlay
Forrester              Funderburk             Gagnon
George                 Hamilton               Hardee
Harrell                Hayes                  Hiott
Hixon                  Hodges                 Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Kennedy
King                   Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
McEachern              M. S. McLeod           W. J. McLeod
Merrill                D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Munnerlyn              Murphy                 Nanney
Newton                 Norman                 Norrell
Parks                  Patrick                Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Simrill                Skelton                G. M. Smith
J. R. Smith            Sottile                Southard
Tallon                 Weeks                  Wells
Williams               Willis                 Wood

Total--75

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Bill was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

S. 1010--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 1010 (Word version) -- Senators McGill, Cleary and Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 10 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 50 SO AS TO CREATE THE TOM YAWKEY CENTER TRUST FUND.

Rep. HIOTT moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, May 7, which was agreed to.

S. 876--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 876 (Word version) -- Senators Cromer and Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-355 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL DEER HUNTING NEAR A RESIDENCE, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO HUNT DEER WITH FIREARMS NEAR A RESIDENCE WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE OWNER AND OCCUPANT.

Rep. HIOTT moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, May 7, which was agreed to.

S. 1034--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

S. 1034 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ADOPT REVISED CODE VOLUMES 5 AND 8 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO THE EXTENT OF THEIR CONTENTS, AS THE ONLY GENERAL PERMANENT STATUTORY LAW OF THE STATE AS OF JANUARY 1, 2014.

Rep. DELLENEY explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 94; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Barfield               Bedingfield            Bernstein
Bingham                Bowen                  Branham
Brannon                G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown
Burns                  Cole                   H. A. Crawford
Crosby                 Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Edge                   Felder
Forrester              Funderburk             Gagnon
George                 Gilliard               Hamilton
Hardee                 Harrell                Hayes
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hiott
Hixon                  Hodges                 Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Kennedy
King                   Knight                 Limehouse
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  McCoy                  McEachern
M. S. McLeod           W. J. McLeod           Merrill
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn
Murphy                 Nanney                 Newton
Norman                 Norrell                R. L. Ott
Parks                  Patrick                Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
Rivers                 Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Skelton
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
J. R. Smith            Sottile                Southard
Spires                 Stringer               Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Weeks                  Wells                  White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Wood

Total--94

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Bill was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

H. 3995--RECOMMITTED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3995 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith, Quinn, King, Edge, Finlay, Herbkersman and Pope: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-370, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, SO AS TO REVISE THE CRITERIA AND THE MANDATORY PRIORITY LIST FOR SELECTING CERTAIN TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AND NONMETROPOLITAN AREA PROJECTS.

Rep. G. M. SMITH moved to recommit the Bill to the Committee on Education and Public Works, which was agreed to.

S. 908--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 908 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-9-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING RISK-BASED CAPITAL, SO AS TO REVISE EXISTING DEFINITIONS AND DEFINE ADDITIONAL TERMS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-9-320, RELATING TO PREPARING AND SUBMITTING A RISK-BASED CAPITAL REPORT, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR DETERMINING A HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S RISK-BASED CAPITAL REPORT AND TO PROVIDE THAT EACH RISK FOR A LIFE AND HEALTH INSURER, PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURER, AND A HEALTH ORGANIZATION MUST BE DETERMINED IN A CERTAIN MANNER; TO AMEND SECTION 38-9-330, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO COMPANY ACTION LEVEL EVENTS, SO AS TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL EVENT CONCERNING A HEALTH ORGANIZATION, AMONG OTHER THINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-9-360, RELATING TO THE ROLE OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE WHEN A MANDATORY CONTROL LEVEL EVENT OCCURS, SO AS TO ADD PROVISIONS CONCERNING HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-9-370, RELATING TO HEARINGS AVAILABLE TO A LICENSEE TO CHALLENGE A DETERMINATION OR ACTION BY THE DIRECTOR IN RESPONSE TO A MANDATORY CONTROL LEVEL EVENT, SO AS TO PROVIDE A LICENSEE MAY HAVE THE HEARING CONFIDENTIALLY, ON THE RECORD, AND BEFORE THE DIRECTOR UPON PROVISION OF CERTAIN NOTICE, AND TO PROVIDE THE DIRECTOR SHALL SET A DATE FOR THE HEARING IN A CERTAIN MANNER; TO AMEND SECTION 38-9-380, RELATING TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF RISK-BASED CAPITAL REPORTS AND ADJUSTED RISK-BASED CAPITAL REPORTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH THE DIRECTOR MAY SHARE, RECEIVE, AND USE CERTAIN RELATED INFORMATION THAT IS CONFIDENTIAL AND PRIVILEGED; TO AMEND SECTION 38-9-430, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO ADD PROVISIONS CONCERNING DOMESTIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-9-340, SECTION 38-9-350, SECTION 38-9-365, SECTION 38-9-390, SECTION 38-9-400, SECTION 38-9-440, AND SECTION 38-9-460, ALL RELATING TO CAPITAL, SURPLUS, RESERVES, AND OTHER FINANCIAL MATTERS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.

Rep. SANDIFER moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, May 7, which was agreed to.

S. 900--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

S. 900 (Word version) -- Senator Allen: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE "STUDY COMMITTEE ON EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL OFFENSES" TO REVIEW THE CRIMINAL LAWS OF THE STATE AND DETERMINE CRIMINAL OFFENSES APPROPRIATE FOR EXPUNGEMENT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP AND STAFFING OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY COMMITTEE'S TERMINATION.

Rep. WEEKS moved to adjourn debate on the Joint Resolution until Wednesday, May 7, which was agreed to.

H. 5054--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 5054 (Word version) -- Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO DISPLAYING THE FLAG, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4403, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. PATRICK explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 102; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Barfield               Bedingfield            Bernstein
Bingham                Bowen                  Branham
Brannon                G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown
Burns                  Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cole                   H. A. Crawford         Crosby
Daning                 Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Edge                   Felder
Finlay                 Forrester              Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gambrell               George
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Hamilton
Hardee                 Harrell                Hayes
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hixon
Hodges                 Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Kennedy                King
Knight                 Limehouse              Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
McCoy                  McEachern              M. S. McLeod
W. J. McLeod           Merrill                D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn              Murphy
Nanney                 Neal                   Newton
Norman                 Norrell                R. L. Ott
Parks                  Patrick                Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
Ridgeway               Riley                  Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                Skelton
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
J. R. Smith            Sottile                Southard
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Stringer
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  Weeks                  Wells
Whitmire               Williams               Willis

Total--102

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Joint Resolution was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

H. 5055--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 5055 (Word version) -- Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO ACCREDITATION STANDARDS FILED, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4401, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. PATRICK explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 90; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Barfield               Bedingfield            Bernstein
Bingham                Branham                Brannon
G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown            Burns
Clyburn                Cole                   H. A. Crawford
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrester
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gambrell
George                 Gilliard               Goldfinch
Hamilton               Hardee                 Harrell
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Herbkersman            Hodges                 Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Kennedy
King                   Knight                 Limehouse
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  McCoy                  M. S. McLeod
W. J. McLeod           D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Munnerlyn              Murphy                 Nanney
Neal                   Newton                 Norman
Norrell                Parks                  Patrick
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Quinn                  Ridgeway               Riley
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                Skelton                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            J. R. Smith
Sottile                Southard               Spires
Stavrinakis            Stringer               Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  Weeks
Wells                  White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Wood

Total--90

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Joint Resolution was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. FELDER a leave of absence for the remainder of the day.

H. 5056--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 5056 (Word version) -- Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO SCHOOL ADMISSION, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4397, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. PATRICK explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 101; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Barfield               Bedingfield
Bernstein              Bingham                Bowen
Branham                Brannon                G. A. Brown
R. L. Brown            Burns                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cole                   H. A. Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Edge
Finlay                 Forrester              Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gambrell               George
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Hamilton
Hardee                 Harrell                Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Hiott
Hixon                  Hodges                 Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Kennedy
King                   Knight                 Limehouse
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  McEachern              M. S. McLeod
W. J. McLeod           Merrill                D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn              Murphy
Nanney                 Neal                   Newton
Norman                 Norrell                R. L. Ott
Patrick                Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
Riley                  Rivers                 Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Sellers
Simrill                Skelton                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            J. R. Smith
Sottile                Southard               Spires
Stringer               Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  Weeks
Wells                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Wood

Total--101

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Joint Resolution was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

H. 5057--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 5057 (Word version) -- Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO UTILIZATION OF GENERAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4396, PURSUANT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. PATRICK explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 98; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atwater                Ballentine
Barfield               Bedingfield            Bernstein
Bingham                Bowen                  Brannon
G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown            Burns
Cobb-Hunter            Cole                   H. A. Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Edge
Finlay                 Forrester              Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gambrell               George
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Hamilton
Hardee                 Harrell                Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Hiott
Hixon                  Hodges                 Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Kennedy
King                   Knight                 Limehouse
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
McCoy                  McEachern              M. S. McLeod
W. J. McLeod           Merrill                D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn              Murphy
Nanney                 Newton                 Norman
Norrell                R. L. Ott              Parks
Patrick                Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
Riley                  Rivers                 Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
Skelton                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            J. R. Smith            Sottile
Southard               Spires                 Stavrinakis
Stringer               Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Weeks                  Wells
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Wood

Total--98

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Joint Resolution was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

H. 5058--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 5058 (Word version) -- Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR ADDITIONAL AREAS OF CERTIFICATION, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4422, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. PATRICK explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 98; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atwater                Ballentine
Barfield               Bedingfield            Bernstein
Bingham                Bowen                  Branham
Brannon                G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown
Burns                  Clyburn                Cole
H. A. Crawford         Crosby                 Daning
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Edge                   Finlay                 Forrester
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gambrell
George                 Gilliard               Goldfinch
Hamilton               Hardee                 Harrell
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hodges
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Kennedy                King                   Knight
Limehouse              Loftis                 Lowe
Lucas                  McCoy                  McEachern
M. S. McLeod           W. J. McLeod           Merrill
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn
Murphy                 Nanney                 Neal
Newton                 Norman                 Norrell
Parks                  Patrick                Pitts
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
Riley                  Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                Skelton
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
J. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Stringer               Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Weeks                  Wells                  Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Wood

Total--98

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Joint Resolution was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

H. 5059--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 5059 (Word version) -- Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO TEACHER GRANTS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4409, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. PATRICK explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 103; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Barfield               Bedingfield
Bernstein              Bingham                Branham
Brannon                G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown
Burns                  Clyburn                Cole
H. A. Crawford         Crosby                 Daning
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Edge                   Finlay                 Forrester
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gambrell
George                 Gilliard               Goldfinch
Hamilton               Hardee                 Harrell
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hodges
Horne                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Kennedy                King
Knight                 Limehouse              Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
McCoy                  McEachern              M. S. McLeod
W. J. McLeod           Merrill                D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn              Murphy
Nanney                 Neal                   Newton
Norman                 Norrell                Parks
Patrick                Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
Riley                  Rivers                 Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
Skelton                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            J. R. Smith            Sottile
Southard               Spires                 Stavrinakis
Stringer               Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  Weeks
Wells                  Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Wood

Total--103

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Joint Resolution was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

H. 5060--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 5060 (Word version) -- Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO OPERATION AND FUNDING OF TEACHER TRAINING COURSES IN MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, READING AND COMPUTER EDUCATION, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4405, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. PATRICK explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 94; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Barfield               Bedingfield            Bernstein
Bingham                Bowen                  Branham
G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown            Burns
Clyburn                H. A. Crawford         Crosby
Daning                 Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Edge                   Forrester
Funderburk             Gagnon                 George
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Hamilton
Hardee                 Harrell                Hayes
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hiott
Hixon                  Hodges                 Horne
Huggins                Kennedy                King
Knight                 Limehouse              Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
McCoy                  McEachern              M. S. McLeod
W. J. McLeod           Merrill                D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn              Murphy
Nanney                 Neal                   Newton
Norman                 Norrell                Parks
Patrick                Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               Riley
Rivers                 Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
Simrill                Skelton                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            J. R. Smith
Sottile                Southard               Spires
Stavrinakis            Stringer               Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Weeks
Wells                  Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Wood

Total--94

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Joint Resolution was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

H. 5061--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 5061 (Word version) -- Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO MINIMUM STANDARDS OF STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINARY ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4404, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. PATRICK explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 93; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Barfield               Bedingfield            Bernstein
Bingham                Bowen                  Branham
G. A. Brown            Clyburn                Cole
H. A. Crawford         Crosby                 Delleney
Edge                   Finlay                 Forrester
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gambrell
George                 Gilliard               Goldfinch
Hamilton               Hardee                 Harrell
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Herbkersman            Hiott                  Hixon
Hodges                 Horne                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Kennedy
King                   Knight                 Limehouse
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  McCoy                  McEachern
M. S. McLeod           W. J. McLeod           Merrill
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn
Murphy                 Nanney                 Neal
Newton                 Norman                 Parks
Patrick                Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
Riley                  Rivers                 Rutherford
Ryhal                  Simrill                Skelton
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. R. Smith
Sottile                Southard               Spires
Stavrinakis            Stringer               Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Weeks
Wells                  White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Wood

Total--93

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Joint Resolution was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

H. 5062--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 5062 (Word version) -- Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO ACCREDITATION CRITERIA, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4400, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. PATRICK explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 101; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Barfield
Bedingfield            Bernstein              Bingham
Bowen                  Branham                Brannon
G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown            Burns
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cole
H. A. Crawford         Crosby                 Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Edge
Finlay                 Forrester              Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gambrell               George
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Hamilton
Hardee                 Harrell                Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Herbkersman
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hodges
Horne                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Kennedy                King
Knight                 Limehouse              Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
McCoy                  McEachern              M. S. McLeod
W. J. McLeod           Merrill                D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn              Murphy
Nanney                 Neal                   Newton
Norman                 Norrell                R. L. Ott
Patrick                Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               Riley                  Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                Skelton                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            J. R. Smith
Sottile                Southard               Spires
Stavrinakis            Stringer               Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Weeks                  Wells                  Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Wood

Total--101

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Joint Resolution was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

H. 5070--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 5070 (Word version) -- Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DISAPPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4392, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. PATRICK explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 104; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Barfield               Bedingfield
Bernstein              Bingham                Bowen
Branham                Brannon                G. A. Brown
R. L. Brown            Burns                  Chumley
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cole
H. A. Crawford         Crosby                 Daning
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Edge                   Forrester              Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gambrell               George
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Hamilton
Hardee                 Harrell                Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Herbkersman
Hiott                  Hixon                  Horne
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Kennedy                King                   Knight
Limehouse              Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  McCoy
McEachern              M. S. McLeod           W. J. McLeod
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Munnerlyn              Murphy                 Nanney
Neal                   Newton                 Norman
Norrell                R. L. Ott              Parks
Patrick                Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               Riley
Rivers                 Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                Skelton                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            J. R. Smith
Sottile                Southard               Spires
Stavrinakis            Stringer               Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Weeks                  Wells                  Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Wood

Total--104

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Joint Resolution was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

H. 5071--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 5071 (Word version) -- Education and Public Works Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS/EXPENSES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4391, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. PATRICK explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 103; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Barfield               Bedingfield
Bernstein              Bingham                Brannon
G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown            Burns
Chumley                Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cole                   H. A. Crawford         Crosby
Daning                 Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Edge                   Forrester
Gagnon                 Gambrell               George
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Hamilton
Hardee                 Harrell                Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Herbkersman
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hodges
Horne                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Kennedy                King
Knight                 Limehouse              Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
McCoy                  McEachern              M. S. McLeod
W. J. McLeod           Merrill                Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn
Murphy                 Nanney                 Neal
Newton                 Norman                 Norrell
R. L. Ott              Parks                  Patrick
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
Ridgeway               Riley                  Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                Skelton                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            J. R. Smith
Sottile                Southard               Spires
Stavrinakis            Stringer               Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Weeks                  Wells                  Whipper
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Wood

Total--103

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Joint Resolution was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

Rep. TALLON moved that the House do now adjourn, which was agreed to.

RETURNED WITH CONCURRENCE

The Senate returned to the House with concurrence the following:

H. 5199 (Word version) -- Rep. Barfield: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, AND ADMINISTRATION OF HORRY COUNTY'S MIDLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON RECEIVING A COVETED 2014 CAROLINA FIRST PALMETTO'S FINEST AWARD.

H. 5132 (Word version) -- Reps. Jefferson, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Norrell, R. L. Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE OFFICERS, MEMBERS, AND AUXILIARIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE CHAPTERS OF ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INCORPORATED, FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF OUR STATE, OUR NATION, AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, AND TO DECLARE MAY 14, 2014, "ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

H. 5151 (Word version) -- Reps. Taylor, Wells, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Norrell, R. L. Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE GRATITUDE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF AIKEN FOR ITS FINE WORK TOWARD IMPROVING THE READING SKILLS OF AIKEN'S STUDENTS AND TO DECLARE MAY 19, 2014, AS "ROTARY READER RECOGNITION DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

ADJOURNMENT

At 1:18 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. COBB-HUNTER, adjourned in memory of Mr. Wilbert Howard, father of Representative Leon Howard, to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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