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

NO. 13

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
________

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 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 Genesis 22:1-19: "After these things, God tested Abraham."
Let us pray. Holy God, help these Representatives in their testing that they may serve the purpose to which they have been called. Whether they fail or succeed, help them grow as they learn to persevere. In these challenging times, help them to succeed in their duties. Shower Your blessings upon our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, staff and all who serve the people of this State. 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, February 7, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. FUNDERBURK moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Deputy Sheriff Robert L. Evans of Lugoff, which was agreed to.

SILENT PRAYER

The House stood in silent prayer for those who are still without power in Aiken County.

CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT

The following was received:

State of South Carolina
Office of the Governor

Columbia, S.C., February 6, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting herewith an appointment for confirmation. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is, therefore, submitted for your consideration.

Master-in Equity Reappointment

Abbeville County Master-in Equity
Term Commencing: June 30, 2014
Term Expiring: June 30, 2021

Reappointment
The Honorable Curtis G. Clark
414 Monument Street, Suite A
Greenwood, South Carolina 29646

My very best,
Nikki R. Haley
Governor

The appointment was confirmed and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS

The following was received:

State of South Carolina
Office of the Governor

Columbia, S.C., February 11, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting herewith an appointment for confirmation. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the appointee's Congressional Delegation and is, therefore, submitted for your consideration.

Statewide Appointment

South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education
Term Commencing: June 1, 2013
Term Expiring: June 1, 2019
Seat: 1st Congressional District
Vice: Mr. Dan P. Gray

Appointment
Mr. Warren L. Helm
3105 Yachtsman Drive
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29466

My very best,
Nikki R. Haley
Governor

State of South Carolina
Office of the Governor

Columbia, S.C., February 11, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting herewith an appointment for confirmation. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the appointee's Congressional Delegation and is, therefore, submitted for your consideration.

Statewide Appointment

South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education
Term Commencing: July 1, 2008
Term Expiring: July 1, 2014
Seat: 2nd Congressional District
Vice: Mr. W. M. Brantley Harvey, Jr.

Appointment
Mr. Robert E. Barnett
219 West Passage
Columbia, South Carolina 29212

My very best,
Nikki R. Haley
Governor

State of South Carolina
Office of the Governor

Columbia, S.C., February 11, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting herewith an appointment for confirmation. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the appointee's Congressional Delegation and is, therefore, submitted for your consideration.

Statewide Appointment

South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education
Term Commencing: July 1, 2014
Term Expiring: July 1, 2020
Seat: 2nd Congressional District

Reappointment
Mr. Robert E. Barnett
219 West Passage
Columbia, South Carolina 29212

My very best,
Nikki R. Haley
Governor

State of South Carolina
Office of the Governor

Columbia, S.C., February 11, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting herewith an appointment for confirmation. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the appointee's Congressional Delegation and is, therefore, submitted for your consideration.

Statewide Appointment

South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education
Term Commencing: July 1, 2012
Term Expiring: July 1, 2018
Seat: 4th Congressional District
Vice: Tammy Devine

Appointment
Mr. Stephen J. Burry
303 Pawleys Drive
Simpsonville, South Carolina 29681

My very best,
Nikki R. Haley
Governor

State of South Carolina
Office of the Governor

Columbia, S.C., February 11, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting herewith an appointment for confirmation. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the appointee's Congressional Delegation and is, therefore, submitted for your consideration.

Statewide Appointment

South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education
Term Commencing: June 1, 2013
Term Expiring: June 1, 2019
Seat: 5th Congressional District

Reappointment
Mr. Ralph A. "Nick" Odom, Jr.
877 Hillcroft Place
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732

My very best,
Nikki R. Haley
Governor

The appointments were confirmed and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

INVITATIONS

On motion of Rep. BARFIELD, with unanimous consent, the following was taken up for immediate consideration and accepted:

February 5, 2014
The Honorable Liston D. Barfield
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Barfield:

On behalf of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Breakfast. This event will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Palmetto Club.

Sincerely,
Cason Gaither
Capitol Consultants, Inc.

REGULATION RECEIVED

The following was received and referred to the appropriate committee for consideration:

Document No. 4443
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 50-1-200, 50-1-220, 50-11-10, 50-11-96, 50-11-105, 50-11-310, 50-11-335, 50-11-350, 50-11-390, 50-11-520, 50-11-530, 50-11-854, 50-11-2200 and 50-11-2210
Seasons, Limits, Methods of Take and Special Use Restrictions on Wildlife Management Areas
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
February 11, 2014
Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee
Legislative Review Expiration January 18, 2015

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4635 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, 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, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A HOUSE RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE ACADEMIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION'S ACADEMIC BOYCOTT AGAINST ISRAEL AND CALLING UPON THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, EACH OF THE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AND ALL OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S INDEPENDENT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO REJECT ANTI-SEMITISM AND NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE ACADEMIC BOYCOTT.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4636 (Word version) -- Reps. V. S. Moss, 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, 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 HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR ERIN K. BROADBENT, SUPERINTENDENT OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT, THANK HER FOR HER MANY YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE WITH THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, AND WISH HER MUCH SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4637 (Word version) -- Rep. Delleney: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES TO USE THE HOUSE CHAMBER ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2014, FOR THE ORGANIZATION'S JAMES OTIS LECTURE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BUILDING POLICY AS ADMINISTERED BY THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates be allowed the use of the House Chamber on September 19, 2014, for the organization's James Otis Lecture, in accordance with the building policy as administered by the Clerk of the House. If the General Assembly is in statewide session on this day or if the House chamber is otherwise unavailable, the House chamber may not be used on this date.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4638 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas, 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, 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 HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE HARTSVILLE NORTHERN MINOR ALL-STARS BASEBALL TEAM AND COACHES FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2013 DIXIE YOUTH CLASS AAA WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4639 (Word version) -- Rep. Lucas: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE HARTSVILLE NORTHERN MINOR ALL-STAR BASEBALL TEAM OF DARLINGTON COUNTY WITH THE TEAM COACHES, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR CAPTURING THE 2013 DIXIE YOUTH CLASS AAA WORLD SERIES 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 Hartsville Northern Minor All-Star baseball team of Darlington County with the team coaches, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being recognized and commended for capturing the 2013 Dixie Youth Class AAA World Series Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4640 (Word version) -- Reps. Hiott, Owens and Skelton: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR FRIENDS OF PICKENS COUNTY GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM FOR ITS OUTSTANDING WORK OF NEARLY TWELVE YEARS IN PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN AND IN PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO THE PICKENS COUNTY GUARDIAN AD LITEM OFFICE AND ITS COURT-APPOINTED GUARDIAN AD LITEM VOLUNTEERS.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4641 (Word version) -- Rep. Delleney: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE PALMETTO BOYS STATE TO USE THE CHAMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014, FROM 11:30 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. FOR ITS ANNUAL STATE HOUSE MEETING.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That Palmetto Boys State is authorized to use the chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate on Friday, June 13, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for its annual State House meeting. If either House is in statewide session on this date or its chamber is otherwise unavailable, that chamber may not be used.

Be it further resolved that the State House security forces shall provide assistance and access as necessary for this meeting in accordance with previous procedures.

Be it further resolved that no charges may be made for the use of the House and Senate chambers by Palmetto Boys State on this date.

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

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4642 (Word version) -- Reps. Gagnon, Gambrell and Southard: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 72 THAT IS LOCATED WITHIN THE CALHOUN FALLS TOWN LIMITS "CHIEF BILLY HAYNIE MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "CHIEF BILLY HAYNIE MEMORIAL HIGHWAY".
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The Senate sent to the House the following:

S. 1017 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND SOUTH CAROLINA'S FFA MEMBERS (FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA) AND ALL WHO SUPPORT, PROMOTE, AND ENCOURAGE THESE OUTSTANDING STUDENTS OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND TO JOIN THEM IN OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL FFA WEEK, FEBRUARY 15-22, 2014.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered returned to the Senate with concurrence.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

H. 4634 (Word version) -- Rep. Harrell: 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.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4643 (Word version) -- Rep. Sandifer: A BILL TO REPEAL SECTION 40-11-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, AND SECTION 40-67-50 BOTH RELATING TO CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL LICENSING FEES.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4644 (Word version) -- Rep. Sandifer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, AND SECTIONS 40-60-31, 40-60-33, 40-60-34, 40-60-35, AS AMENDED, 40-60-36, 40-60-37, 40-60-38, 40-60-80, AND 40-60-220, ALL RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION ACT, SO AS TO CONFORM THE PROVISIONS TO CERTAIN REVISED NATIONAL UNIFORM STANDARDS FOR LICENSING, CERTIFYING, AND RECERTIFYING REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4645 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-31-218 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A VALID CONCEALABLE WEAPONS PERMIT ISSUED BY THE STATE OF GEORGIA MUST BE HONORED BY THIS STATE PER RECIPROCITY.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4646 (Word version) -- Reps. Bingham, Allison, Anthony and Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-48-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EX OFFICIO MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GOVERNORS SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROVOST OR VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS WHO MUST SERVE AS AN EX OFFICIO MEMBER MAY DESIGNATE A PERSON TO SERVE IN HIS PLACE.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4647 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts, Willis and Anthony: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-360, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN LAURENS COUNTY, SO AS TO REVISE BOUNDARIES OF EXISTING PRECINCTS AND TO DESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE BOUNDARIES OF LAURENS COUNTY VOTING PRECINCTS AS REVISED BY THIS ACT MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD.
On motion of Rep. PITTS, with unanimous consent, the Bill was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 1002 (Word version) -- Senator Coleman: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 191 OF 1991, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO REVISE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SEVEN SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY ARE ELECTED.
On motion of Rep. DOUGLAS, with unanimous consent, the Bill was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

ROLL CALL

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

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Barfield
Bedingfield            Bernstein              Bingham
Bowen                  Branham                R. L. Brown
Burns                  Chumley                Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cole
H. A. Crawford         K. R. Crawford         Crosby
Daning                 Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Edge                   Felder
Finlay                 Forrester              Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gambrell               George
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Hardee
Hardwick               Harrell                Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Herbkersman
Hiott                  Hixon                  Horne
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Kennedy                Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   McCoy
McEachern              M. S. McLeod           W. J. McLeod
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Munnerlyn              Nanney                 Newton
Norman                 Norrell                R. L. Ott
Owens                  Patrick                Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
Ridgeway               Riley                  Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sabb                   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               Wood

STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE

I came in after the roll call and was present for the Session on Tuesday, February 18.

Douglas "Doug" Brannon            James Merrill
Mark Willis                       Shannon Erickson
Ted Vick                          H. B. "Chip" Limehouse
John R. King                      Joseph Neal
Jerry Govan                       William Bowers
Jackson "Seth" Whipper
Kenneth Hodges   Grady Brown
J. Anne Parks

Total Present--121

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. MURPHY a leave of absence for the day due to a family commitment.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. HAMILTON a leave of absence for the day due to travel complications out of state.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. SANDIFER a leave of absence for the day due to illness.

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. Meredith Stanton was the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

CO-SPONSORS ADDED AND REMOVED

In accordance with House Rule 5.2 below:
"5.2   Every bill before presentation shall have its title endorsed; every report, its title at length; every petition, memorial, or other paper, its prayer or substance; and, in every instance, the name of the member presenting any paper shall be endorsed and the papers shall be presented by the member to the Speaker at the desk. A member may add his name to a bill or resolution or a co-sponsor of a bill or resolution may remove his name at any time prior to the bill or resolution receiving passage on second reading. The member or co-sponsor shall notify the Clerk of the House in writing of his desire to have his name added or removed from the bill or resolution. The Clerk of the House shall print the member's or co-sponsor's written notification in the House Journal. The removal or addition of a name does not apply to a bill or resolution sponsored by a committee."

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4501 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/18/14   KNIGHT

CO-SPONSORS REMOVED

Bill Number:   H. 4632 (Word version)
Date:   REMOVE:
02/18/14   R. L. BROWN, MACK and SOTTILE

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4409 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/18/14   J. E. SMITH

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4407 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/18/14   J. E. SMITH

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4503 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/18/14   J. E. SMITH

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4461 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/18/14   J. E. SMITH

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4372 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/18/14   HARDWICK

H. 4573--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 4573 (Word version) -- Rep. Douglas: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 191 OF 1991, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO REVISE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SEVEN SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY ARE ELECTED.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 72; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anthony                Atwater
Bales                  Bannister              Barfield
Bingham                Bowen                  Brannon
R. L. Brown            Chumley                Clemmons
Clyburn                Cole                   K. R. Crawford
Delleney               Douglas                Edge
Felder                 Finlay                 Funderburk
Gagnon                 Goldfinch              Hardwick
Harrell                Henderson              Herbkersman
Hiott                  Hosey                  Huggins
Knight                 Limehouse              Loftis
Lowe                   Lucas                  McCoy
McEachern              W. J. McLeod           Merrill
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Nanney
Newton                 Norrell                Owens
Patrick                Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               Riley
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sabb
Sellers                Simrill                Skelton
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
J. R. Smith            Sottile                Southard
Spires                 Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Vick                   Weeks
White                  Willis                 Wood

Total--72

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 4611--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 4611 (Word version) -- Reps. Hosey, Sellers and Mitchell: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 28, 29, AND 30 BY THE STUDENTS OF BARNWELL COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS 19, 29, AND 45 WHEN THE SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW ARE EXEMPT FROM THE MAKE-UP REQUIREMENT THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 68; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Atwater                Bales                  Bannister
Barfield               Bedingfield            Bingham
Brannon                Chumley                Cole
K. R. Crawford         Crosby                 Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Erickson
Forrester              Gagnon                 George
Goldfinch              Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Knight
Limehouse              Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  W. J. McLeod
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Nanney
Neal                   Newton                 Norman
Norrell                R. L. Ott              Owens
Patrick                Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sabb
Sellers                Simrill                Skelton
G. M. Smith            J. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Toole                  Weeks                  White
Willis                 Wood

Total--68

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 4620--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 4620 (Word version) -- Reps. Hosey and Clyburn: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 28, 29, AND 30 BY THE STUDENTS OF THE ALLENDALE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT WHEN ITS SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW ARE EXEMPT FROM THE MAKE-UP REQUIREMENT THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 61; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Bales                  Bannister              Bingham
Bowen                  Bowers                 Brannon
Burns                  Clemmons               Cole
H. A. Crawford         K. R. Crawford         Crosby
Delleney               Dillard                Edge
Erickson               Forrester              Gagnon
George                 Goldfinch              Govan
Hayes                  Henderson              Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Knight
Lowe                   Lucas                  McCoy
McEachern              Merrill                Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Nanney
Neal                   Norman                 Norrell
R. L. Ott              Patrick                Pope
Rivers                 Robinson-Simpson       Sabb
Simrill                Skelton                G. M. Smith
J. R. Smith            Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Vick
Weeks                  White                  Willis
Wood

Total--61

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 4633--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 4633 (Word version) -- Reps. Gambrell, Gagnon, Bowen, Putnam, Thayer and White: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 510 OF 1982, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ANDERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO REAPPORTION THE DISTRICTS FROM WHICH BOARD MEMBERS ARE ELECTED; AND TO AMEND ACT 509 OF 1982, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF TRUSTEES OF THE FIVE ANDERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SO AS TO REAPPORTION THESE DISTRICTS.
The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 60; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Bingham
Bowen                  Bowers                 R. L. Brown
Burns                  Cole                   K. R. Crawford
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Erickson               Forrester              Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gambrell               Goldfinch
Hardee                 Hardwick               Harrell
Hayes                  Henderson              Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Knight
Limehouse              Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  McCoy
McEachern              Merrill                D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Nanney                 Neal
Norman                 Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
Rutherford             Ryhal                  G. M. Smith
J. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Vick                   Weeks
White                  Willis                 Wood

Total--60

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 4482--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 4482 (Word version) -- Rep. Ridgeway: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-691 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE WOOLY MAMMOTH IS DESIGNATED AS THE OFFICIAL STATE FOSSIL OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Rep. RIDGEWAY explained the Bill.

Rep. HUGGINS moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, February 19, which was agreed to.

OBJECTION TO RECALL

Rep. FELDER asked unanimous consent to recall H. 3630 (Word version) from the Committee on Judiciary.
Rep. RUTHERFORD objected.

SENT TO THE SENATE

The following Bill was taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate:

H. 3833 (Word version) -- Reps. Horne, Bannister and Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-738 SO AS TO ALLOW THE HOLDER OF A RETAIL WINE PERMIT FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION WHOSE RETAIL SPACE IS AT LEAST TEN THOUSAND SQUARE FEET AND WHOSE PRIMARY PRODUCT IS NOT BEER, WINE, OR DISTILLED SPIRITS TO CONDUCT UP TO TWENTY-FOUR WINE TASTINGS IN A CALENDAR QUARTER, AND TO PROVIDE RESTRICTIONS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-965 SO AS TO ALSO ALLOW THE HOLDER OF A RETAIL PERMIT AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF BEER FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION WHOSE RETAIL SPACE IS AT LEAST TEN THOUSAND SQUARE FEET AND WHOSE PRIMARY PRODUCT IS NOT BEER, WINE, OR DISTILLED SPIRITS TO CONDUCT UP TO TWENTY-FOUR BEER TASTINGS IN A CALENDAR QUARTER, AND TO PROVIDE RESTRICTIONS.

H. 4592--ADOPTED

The following House Resolution was taken up:

H. 4592 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, 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, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENACT HOUSE BILL H.R. 318, TO AUTHORIZE A WALL OF REMEMBRANCE AS PART OF THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL SO AS TO PROPERLY HONOR THOSE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES MEMBERS WHO WERE KILLED IN THE KOREAN WAR AND TO PROPERLY REMEMBER THOSE THAT WERE WOUNDED, LISTED AS MISSING IN ACTION, AND WERE PRISONERS OF WAR.

The Resolution was adopted.

H. 4505--ADOPTED AND SENT TO SENATE

The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

H. 4505 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO JOIN THE SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA JOINT WATER CAUCUS TO ENCOURAGE STATE AGENCIES, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, TO IMPLEMENT A WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE SAVANNAH RIVER BASIN TO ENSURE CONTINUOUS OPTIMIZATION OF WATER QUALITY AND QUANTITY MANAGEMENT OF THE WATER RESOURCES SHARED BY SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA THROUGHOUT THE SAVANNAH RIVER BASIN.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted and sent to the Senate.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. HOSEY moved that the House recur to the morning hour, which was agreed to.

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

Rep. BARFIELD, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

S. 822 (Word version) -- Senators Jackson, Alexander, Courson and Malloy: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO INVITE THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, THE HONORABLE GLENN F. MCCONNELL, TO ADDRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION ON THE STATE OF THE AGING POPULATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA AT 12:00 P.M. ON FEBRUARY 12, 2014.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4654 (Word version) -- Rep. Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR GAIL BELISSARY FOR HER YEARS OF OUTSTANDING DEDICATION AND SIGNIFICANT COMMITMENT TO HEALTHCARE FOR CITIZENS IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY.

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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

H. 4648 (Word version) -- Reps. Toole, Atwater, Huggins, Ballentine, Kennedy, Bingham and Quinn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-11-115 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A MANDATORY PUBLIC SERVANT DRUG PREVENTION AND TESTING PROGRAM FOR ALL STATE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, AND ELECTED OFFICIALS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-155 SO AS TO SPECIFY THAT MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ARE SUBJECT TO THE MANDATORY DRUG PREVENTION AND TESTING PROGRAM.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4649 (Word version) -- Reps. Toole, Atwater, Huggins, Spires, Kennedy, Bingham and Quinn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE FOUR PERCENT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT RATIO, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT, IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS, IF A PERSON RECEIVES THE FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO WHEN THE PERSON WAS NOT ELIGIBLE, ANY PAYMENT IN ERROR IS CONSIDERED PARTIAL PAYMENT AND THE PERSON OWES THE BALANCE AT THE CORRECT ASSESSMENT RATIO PLUS A PENALTY ON THE BALANCE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-54-85, RELATING TO THE TIME LIMITATION ON THE ASSESSMENT OF TAXES AND FEES, SO AS TO DISALLOW ASSESSMENTS AFTER THIRTY-SIX MONTHS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A TAXPAYER MAY MAKE A CLAIM FOR A REFUND ON REAL PROPERTY WITHIN THREE YEARS OF PAYMENT INSTEAD OF TWO YEARS.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4650 (Word version) -- Reps. Bannister, Bedingfield, Simrill, Burns and Henderson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-5-65, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BOARD SHALL ESTABLISH BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2014, A PROFICIENCY-BASED SYSTEM AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL SEAT-TIME REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN NOT EXEMPT FROM COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE THE SYSTEM MUST BE OPTIONAL FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-65-90, RELATING TO RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING STUDENT ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4651 (Word version) -- Reps. Toole, Atwater, Spires, Quinn, Huggins, G. M. Smith, Kennedy and Bingham: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 43-5-250 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO MANAGE THE FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND TO APPLY FOR WAIVERS OF FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO THE PROGRAM THAT PROMOTE NUTRITIOUS DIETS, INCLUDING WAIVERS TO RESTRICT ALLOWABLE FOOD CHOICES.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4652 (Word version) -- Reps. Toole, Atwater, Kennedy, Spires, Huggins, G. M. Smith, Quinn and Bingham: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 43-5-1172 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE USE OF ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFERS FOR MONTHLY FAMILY INDEPENDENCE BENEFIT PAYMENTS EXCEPT IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROHIBIT FAMILY INDEPENDENCE RECIPIENTS FROM MAKING CERTAIN PURCHASES WITH THESE BENEFIT PAYMENTS, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT FAMILY INDEPENDENCE RECIPIENTS FROM USING THESE BENEFIT PAYMENTS TO MAKE PROHIBITED PURCHASES.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4653 (Word version) -- Reps. Toole, Atwater, Spires, Huggins, Kennedy, Bingham, Quinn and G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 43-5-255 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO MANAGE THE FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND TO ISSUE BENEFIT CARDS THAT INCLUDE A PHOTOGRAPH AND OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF THE PERSON AUTHORIZED TO USE THE CARD.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

Rep. LONG 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. 4626 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson, Bannister, Bedingfield, Burns, Chumley, Dillard, Hamilton, Loftis, Nanney, Putnam, Robinson-Simpson, G. R. Smith and Stringer: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO COMMEND GREENVILLE WATER FOR ITS CONTINUAL STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE IN PROVIDING QUALITY DRINKING WATER AND A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR RESIDENCES AND BUSINESSES IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO CONGRATULATE THE COMPANY ON RECEIVING THE PARTNERSHIP FOR SAFE WATER PHASE IV PRESIDENT'S AWARD.

ADJOURNMENT

At 1:24 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. FUNDERBURK, adjourned in memory of Deputy Sheriff Robert L. Evans of Lugoff, to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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