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

NO. 23

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

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

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The House assembled at 10:00 a.m.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr., as follows:

Our thought for today is from 1 Kings 19:20: "Then Elijah said to him, 'Go back again, for what have I done to you?'"
Let us pray. Loving God, give us a heart like Elijah's, faithful to Your call and devoted to our loved ones. Help us find the balance that pleases You. When we get overwhelmed by the busyness of our days, bring us back to the real issues of the day. Bless leaders of Nation, and State. Give them the tools to work with, in order for the people to be served. 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 yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. ALLISON moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Dr. William Kanes of Columbia, which was agreed to.

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

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

H. 4851 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION OF MALL DRIVE AND LACROSS ROAD IN CHARLESTON COUNTY "MICHAEL 'MICKEY' S. WHATLEY INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS LOCATION THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "MICHAEL 'MICKEY' S. WHATLEY INTERSECTION".
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4860 (Word version) -- Reps. Burns, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, 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, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE TRAVELERS REST HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2013 CLASS AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4861 (Word version) -- Rep. Burns: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE TRAVELERS REST HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS TEAM OF GREENVILLE 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 2013 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AAA 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 Travelers Rest High School girls tennis team of Greenville 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 2013 South Carolina Class AAA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4862 (Word version) -- Reps. Govan, Jefferson, Williams, Clyburn, Stavrinakis, McCoy, Sabb, Mitchell, Burns, Hosey, Cobb-Hunter, Neal, Anderson, Alexander, Branham, George, Hodges, Kennedy, Mack, Norrell, Pitts, Ridgeway, Rivers, Ryhal and Wells: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO ENCOURAGE ALL CITIZENS OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO INCREASE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF WISE FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP AND TO DECLARE APRIL 2014 AS FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4867 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Bannister, Bedingfield, Burns, Chumley, Dillard, Hamilton, Henderson, Loftis, Nanney, Putnam, Robinson-Simpson, G. R. Smith, Stringer, Willis, Brannon, Cole, Forrester, Mitchell, Tallon, Wood, Alexander, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Barfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Neal, Newton, Norman, Norrell, R. L. Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire and Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF KEISHA KIRKLAND, FORMER METEOROLOGIST FOR WYFF-TV IN GREENVILLE AND PHILANTHROPIC CHAMPION FOR LUNG CANCER AWARENESS.

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. 4863 (Word version) -- Reps. King and Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE RESPECTIVE AGES THAT CHILDREN MUST ATTAIN TO ENTER KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CHILDREN ENTERING KINDERGARTEN MUST ATTAIN THE AGE OF FIVE AND CHILDREN ENTERING FIRST GRADE MUST ATTAIN THE AGE OF SIX ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST OF THE APPLICABLE SCHOOL YEAR, IN ADDITION TO CERTAIN OTHER EXISTING REQUIREMENTS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4864 (Word version) -- Rep. Gambrell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 46-21-215, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REQUIRED LABELS AND TAGS FOR CONTAINERS OF AGRICULTURAL, VEGETABLE, AND FLOWER SEEDS, SO AS
TO REVISE CERTAIN OF THESE LABELING AND TAGGING REQUIREMENTS.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4865 (Word version) -- Rep. Brannon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-430, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE FAMILY COURT WITH THE DISCRETION TO DETERMINE WHETHER A JUVENILE IS PLACED ON THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4866 (Word version) -- Rep. Bedingfield: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-36-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WITH RESPECT TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNDERGROUND FACILITY DAMAGE CONTROL PREVENTION ACT, EXEMPTED OPERATORS MAY ELECT TO NOT JOIN CERTAIN ASSOCIATIONS CONCERNING THE WATER AND SEWAGE SYSTEMS OF THE EXEMPTED OPERATORS; TO AMEND SECTION 58-36-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO DEFINE A NECESSARY TERM; TO AMEND SECTION 58-36-50, RELATING TO OPERATOR ASSOCIATION NOTIFICATION CENTERS, SECTION 58-36-60, RELATING TO NOTICES OF INTENT TO EXCAVATE OR DEMOLISH AND OPERATOR RESPONSES, SECTION 58-36-70, RELATING TO INFORMATION THAT OPERATORS MUST SUPPLY TO EXCAVATORS, SECTION 58-36-80, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM NOTICE REQUIREMENTS AND THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES FOR EMERGENCY EXCAVATIONS OR DEMOLITIONS, SECTION 58-36-90, RELATING TO NOTICE OF DAMAGES, SECTION 58-36-100, RELATING TO DESIGN REQUESTS AND OPERATOR RESPONSES, AND SECTION 58-36-110, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CERTAIN NOTICE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING EXCAVATIONS, ALL SO AS TO INCORPORATE PROVISIONS CONCERNING EXEMPTED OPERATORS.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4868 (Word version) -- Reps. W. J. McLeod, Bernstein, Rivers, Quinn, Jefferson, Erickson, Williams, King, Whipper, Atwater, Robinson-Simpson, Kennedy, Ryhal, Hosey, Spires, Brannon, Bales, Ballentine, Bowen, R. L. Brown, Clyburn, Delleney, Dillard, Finlay, Hamilton, Hodges, Long, D. C. Moss, Munnerlyn, Neal, Norrell, R. L. Ott and Pope: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "CURSIVE WRITING EDUCATION ACT"; BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-15 SO AS TO ADD CURSIVE WRITING TO THE REQUIRED SUBJECTS OF INSTRUCTION FOR SECOND GRADE AND THIRD GRADE STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO REQUIRE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS TO DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE IN CREATING READABLE DOCUMENTS THROUGH LEGIBLE CURSIVE HANDWRITING BY THE END OF THIRD GRADE, TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMINOLOGY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2015, THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL DEVELOP RELATED STANDARDS AND ASSIST THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN IDENTIFYING THE MOST APPROPRIATE MEANS FOR INTEGRATING THESE REQUIREMENTS INTO THEIR EXISTING CURRICULUMS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4869 (Word version) -- Rep. Herbkersman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-3-8000 AND 56-3-8100, BOTH AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION THAT OBTAINED APPROVAL FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE MAY DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO REISSUE A LICENSE PLATE OF AN ACTIVE SERIES OF LICENSE PLATES THAT HAS BEEN RETURNED TO THE DEPARTMENT TO A PERSON OF ITS CHOICE.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4870 (Word version) -- Reps. McCoy, Stavrinakis, G. M. Smith, Brannon, Delleney and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 30-2-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON KNOWINGLY OBTAINING OR USING PERSONAL INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM A STATE AGENCY FOR COMMERCIAL SOLICITATION BY A PRIVATE PERSON OR PRIVATE ENTITY, SO AS TO EXTEND APPLICATION OF THIS PROHIBITION AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS TO INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

S. 275 (Word version) -- Senators L. Martin, Hembree and Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-1-210, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TEMPORARY TRANSFER OR ASSIGNMENT OF A MUNICIPAL OR COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO A MULTIJURISDICTIONAL TASK FORCE, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE, DELETE THE PROVISION THAT REQUIRES A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY THAT SENDS AN OFFICER TO ANOTHER COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY TO BE REIMBURSED FOR SERVICES BY THE COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY TO WHICH THE OFFICER IS TRANSFERRED OR ASSIGNED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING BODIES OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS AFFECTED BY THIS PROVISION MUST BE NOTIFIED BY THEIR LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISIONS OF ANY MULTIJURISDICTIONAL TASK FORCE AGREEMENT EXECUTION AND TERMINATION.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

S. 611 (Word version) -- Senator Rankin: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-31-60, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE COMMISSION FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS ELIMINATE ELIGIBILITY FOR A NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN GROUP TO RECEIVE OFFICIAL RECOGNIZED STATUS IN THIS STATE, TO REPEAL ANY REGULATIONS PROVIDING FOR RECOGNITION AS A NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN GROUP, AND TO REQUIRE THAT THE COMMISSION FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS REVISE ANY OF ITS REGULATIONS TO DELETE ANY REFERENCES OR ELIMINATE ANY PROCEDURES FOR RECOGNIZING A NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN GROUP.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

S. 687 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 63, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA BLIND PERSON'S RIGHT TO PARENT ACT", BY ADDING ARTICLE 4 TO THE CHAPTER SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A COURT MAY NOT MAKE A DECISION ON GUARDIANSHIP, CUSTODY, OR VISITATION BASED UPON A SOLE CONSIDERATION OF THE BLINDNESS OF A CHILD'S PARENT OR GUARDIAN, AND THAT DECISIONS CONCERNING ADOPTIONS MAY NOT BE BASED UPON THE SOLE CONSIDERATION THAT THE PERSON SEEKING TO ADOPT A CHILD IS BLIND.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

S. 826 (Word version) -- Senator Rankin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-73-500(C) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO RANDOM DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING PROCEDURES CONCERNING MERIT RATING FOR WORKER'S COMPENSATION INSURANCE; TO PROVIDE THAT A SINGLE SAMPLE MAY BE USED FOR THE FIRST AND SECOND TESTS IF A SECOND TEST IS ADMINISTERED.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

S. 872 (Word version) -- Senators Fair, Hutto, Jackson and L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-1-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE JOINT CITIZENS AND LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN, SO AS TO ESTABLISH IT AS A PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE AND TO DELETE OBSOLETE PROVISIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

ROLL CALL

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

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              Hamilton
Hardee                 Hardwick               Harrell
Hayes                  Henderson              Herbkersman
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hodges
Horne                  Hosey                  Howard
Huggins                Jefferson              Kennedy
King                   Knight                 Limehouse
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   McCoy
McEachern              W. J. McLeod           Merrill
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Munnerlyn              Murphy                 Nanney
Norman                 Norrell                R. L. Ott
Owens                  Parks                  Patrick
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
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                 Wood

STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE

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

Terry Alexander                   Mia S. McLeod
Joseph Neal                       Richard "Rick" Quinn
Chris Hart                        Jerry Govan

Total Present--123

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. Chris Yeakel was the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Rep. HIOTT presented to the House the Pickens High School Girls Golf Team, the 2013 South Carolina Class AAA State Champions, coaches, and other school officials.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Rep. HIOTT presented to the House the Pickens High School Volleyball Team, the 2013 South Carolina Class AAA State Champions, their coaches, and other school officials.

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

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. 3498 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/06/14   JEFFERSON

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4801 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/06/14   R. L. BROWN

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4803 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/06/14   WHIPPER

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. WHITE moved that H. 4701, the General Appropriation Bill for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, be set for Special Order on Monday, March 10, 2014, immediately after roll call and after roll call every day thereafter, and continue each day until given second reading, which was agreed to.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. WHITE moved that while debating H. 4701 on second reading that the Bills on the Calendar be printed by number only, which was agreed to.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. WHITE moved that when the House adjourns today that it adjourn to meet in Local Session tomorrow, Friday, March 7, 2014, and then convene in Statewide Session at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014, which was agreed to.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. WHITE moved that H. 4702, the Joint Resolution appropriating the Capital Reserve Fund for Fiscal Year 2013-2014, be set for Special Order immediately following second reading of H. 4701, and immediately after roll call every day thereafter, and continue each day until given second reading, which was agreed to.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. WHITE moved that H. 4701 be set for Special Order for third reading immediately after second reading of H. 4702, and immediately after roll call every day thereafter, and continue each day thereafter until given third reading, which was agreed to.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. WHITE moved that H. 4702 be set for Special Order for third reading immediately after third reading of H. 4701, and immediately after roll call every day thereafter, and continue each day thereafter until given third reading, which was agreed to.

SENT TO THE SENATE

The following Bills and Joint Resolutions were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate:

H. 4819 (Word version) -- Reps. Norman, King, Long, D. C. Moss, Delleney, Felder, V. S. Moss and Simrill: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 470 OF 2000, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ELECTION DISTRICTS OF MEMBERS OF ROCK HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT 3 IN YORK COUNTY, SO AS TO ESTABLISH AND REAPPORTION THESE ELECTION DISTRICTS.

H. 4820 (Word version) -- Reps. Norman, King, Long, D. C. Moss, Delleney, Felder, V. S. Moss, Pope and Simrill: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 473 OF 2002, RELATING TO THE ELECTION DISTRICTS OF MEMBERS OF CLOVER SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 IN YORK COUNTY, SO AS TO ESTABLISH AND REAPPORTION THESE ELECTION DISTRICTS.

H. 4827 (Word version) -- Reps. Gagnon and Gambrell: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE WAIVER OF SEVEN OR FEWER DAYS THAT SCHOOLS IN THE ABBEVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT CLOSED IN 2014 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FROM WINTER STORM LEON AND WINTER STORM PAX FROM THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO TIME MISSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FROM THESE STORMS.

H. 4830 (Word version) -- Rep. G. A. Brown: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE WAIVER OF THREE OR FEWER DAYS THAT SCHOOLS IN THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT CLOSED IN 2014 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FROM WINTER STORM LEON AND WINTER STORM PAX FROM THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO TIME MISSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FROM THESE STORMS.

H. 4857--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 4857 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowers: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE WAIVER OF ALL DAYS THAT SCHOOLS IN HAMPTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT ONE AND HAMPTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT TWO CLOSED IN 2014 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FROM WINTER STORM LEON AND WINTER STORM PAX FROM THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO TIME MISSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FROM THESE STORMS.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 91; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Bales                  Bannister              Barfield
Bedingfield            Bingham                Bowen
Bowers                 Branham                G. A. Brown
R. L. Brown            Burns                  Chumley
Cole                   H. A. Crawford         K. R. Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Edge
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrester              Gagnon                 Gambrell
George                 Hamilton               Hardee
Harrell                Hayes                  Henderson
Hixon                  Hodges                 Horne
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Kennedy                Knight
Limehouse              Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  McCoy
McEachern              W. J. McLeod           D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn              Murphy
Nanney                 Norman                 Norrell
Parks                  Patrick                Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
Ridgeway               Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Ryhal                  Sabb                   Sandifer
Simrill                Skelton                G. M. Smith
J. E. Smith            J. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Vick                   Weeks                  Wells
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Wood

Total--91

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 4857--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD
TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. BOWERS, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 4857 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

S. 19--RETURNED TO THE SENATE WITH AMENDMENTS

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 19 (Word version) -- Senators Ford, Campsen and Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-15-55, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO BOND AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE CIRCUIT COURT TO REVOKE BOND UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE COMMISSION OF A SUBSEQUENT VIOLENT CRIME BY A PERSON RELEASED ON BOND IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE AND TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL PENALTY IF A PERSON COMMITS A GENERAL SESSIONS COURT OFFENSE WHILE ON RELEASE ON BOND.

Rep. STAVRINAKIS demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 96; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Barfield               Bedingfield
Bernstein              Bowen                  Bowers
Branham                G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown
Burns                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cole                   H. A. Crawford
K. R. Crawford         Crosby                 Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Edge
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrester              Funderburk             Gagnon
Gambrell               George                 Goldfinch
Hamilton               Hardwick               Harrell
Hayes                  Henderson              Herbkersman
Hixon                  Hodges                 Horne
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Limehouse              Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
McCoy                  McEachern              W. J. McLeod
Merrill                Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn              Murphy
Nanney                 Norrell                R. L. Ott
Owens                  Parks                  Patrick
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               Rivers                 Ryhal
Sabb                   Sellers                Simrill
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            J. R. Smith
Sottile                Southard               Spires
Stavrinakis            Stringer               Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Vick                   Weeks                  Wells
Whipper                Willis                 Wood

Total--96

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Bill was read the third time and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments.

SENT TO THE SENATE

The following Bills and Joint Resolutions were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate:

H. 4550 (Word version) -- Rep. Parks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-35-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING LONG TERM HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATORS, SO AS TO REVISE AND ADD NECESSARY DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-35-40, RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF LONG TERM HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATORS, SO AS TO REVISE LICENSURE CRITERIA; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-35-200, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST A PERSON ACTING OR SERVING IN THE CAPACITY OF A NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATOR OR RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY ADMINISTRATOR WITHOUT A LICENSE, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE.

H. 4788 (Word version) -- Reps. Burns, Bedingfield, Chumley, H. A. Crawford, Goldfinch, Loftis, Norman, Putnam, Stringer, Willis, Wood, Barfield and Douglas: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-3-65 SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE SECOND SUNDAY IN AUGUST AS "SPIRIT OF '45 DAY".

H. 4808 (Word version) -- Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, RELATING TO VACCINATION, SCREENING AND IMMUNIZATION REGARDING CONTAGIOUS DISEASES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4434, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

H. 4345 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts and McCoy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-9-1120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POINT SYSTEM FOR VIOLATIONS RELATING TO HUNTING AND FISHING, SO AS TO REVISE THE POINTS TO BE ASSESSED FOR TRESPASSING TO HUNT OR TRAP AND RAISE THE POINTS FROM TEN TO EIGHTEEN POINTS.

ORDERED ENROLLED FOR RATIFICATION

The following Bills were read the third time, passed and, having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title of each be changed to that of an Act, and that they be enrolled for ratification:

S. 957 (Word version) -- Senator Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-230, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN DORCHESTER COUNTY, SO AS TO REDESIGNATE AN EXISTING PRECINCT, TO ADD NINE PRECINCTS, AND TO REDESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD.

S. 995 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-530, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN YORK COUNTY, SO AS TO REVISE BOUNDARIES OF EXISTING PRECINCTS AND TO DESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE BOUNDARIES OF YORK 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.

H. 3170--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3170 (Word version) -- Reps. W. J. McLeod, Bannister, Spires, Jefferson, Williams, Taylor, J. E. Smith, Munnerlyn and Knight: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 3, ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A DIVORCE MAY BE GRANTED ON THE GROUND OF CONTINUOUS SEPARATION FOR A PERIOD OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DAYS RATHER THAN ONE YEAR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION   1.   It is proposed that Section 3, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:

"Section 3.   Divorces from the bonds of matrimony shall be allowed on the grounds of adultery, desertion, physical cruelty, continuous separation for a period of at least one year one hundred fifty days or habitual drunkenness."

SECTION   2.   The proposed amendment must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:

"Must Section 3, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to provide that a divorce may be granted on the ground of continuous separation for a period of at least one hundred fifty days, rather than on the ground of continuous separation for a period of at least one year?

Yes   []

No   []

Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'No'."

Rep. BANNISTER explained the Joint Resolution.

Reps. BANNISTER and WILLIAMS proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to H. 3170 (COUNCIL\GGS\3170C001. GGS.VR14):
Amend the Joint Resolution, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/   SECTION   1.   It is proposed that Section 3, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:

"Section 3.   Divorces from the bonds of matrimony shall be allowed on the grounds of adultery, desertion, physical cruelty, continuous separation for a period of at least one year or after eight months if both parties agree, or habitual drunkenness."
SECTION   2.   The proposed amendment must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:

"Must Section 3, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to provide that a divorce may be granted on the ground of continuous separation for a period of at least one year or after eight months, if both parties agree, rather than only on the ground of continuous separation for a period of at least one year?

Yes   []
No   []

Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'No'."   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. BANNISTER explained the amendment.
Rep. BANNISTER spoke in favor of the amendment.

Reps. G. R. SMITH, LOFTIS, BINGHAM, LUCAS, DELLENEY, POPE, SIMRILL, BALLENTINE, TAYLOR, SPIRES, ATWATER, HENDERSON, NANNEY, ALLISON, TALLON, CHUMLEY, WOOD, RYHAL, HARDWICK, H. A. CRAWFORD, OWENS, HOSEY, CLYBURN, FORRESTER, MCEACHERN, NORRELL, K. R. CRAWFORD, LOWE, BOWEN, SANDIFER, PUTNAM, GAGNON, THAYER, SELLERS, GAMBRELL, RILEY, SOUTHARD, JEFFERSON, QUINN, VICK, WELLS, V. S. MOSS, HAMILTON and BEDINGFIELD requested debate on the Joint Resolution.

H. 3169--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3169 (Word version) -- Reps. W. J. McLeod, Bannister, Spires, Jefferson, Williams, Taylor, J. E. Smith, Munnerlyn, Whipper and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 20-3-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A DIVORCE MAY BE GRANTED ON THE GROUND OF CONTINUOUS SEPARATION FOR ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DAYS, RATHER THAN FOR ONE YEAR.

Reps. G. R. SMITH, SELLERS, MCEACHERN, SANDIFER, MACK, W. J. MCLEOD, WEEKS, SKELTON, HOSEY, FORRESTER, ALLISON, TALLON, WOOD, CHUMLEY, J. R. SMITH, HENDERSON, NANNEY, CLEMMONS, STRINGER, GOLDFINCH, HARDWICK, H. A. CRAWFORD, LOFTIS, V. S. MOSS, KENNEDY, HAMILTON, SPIRES, ATWATER, HUGGINS, BALLENTINE, BURNS, MCCOY, CROSBY, SOUTHARD and TOOLE requested debate on the Bill.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. WOOD 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:

H. 4833 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Limehouse, Southard and Hixon: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO DEFEAT H.R. 1518 AND S. 1406 WHICH WOULD ENACT EXCESSIVE GUIDELINES RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF SORING THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE, AND ADOPT ALTERNATIVE LEGISLATION PROPOSED BY THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE INDUSTRY THAT ADDRESSES THIS ISSUE AND PROTECTS THE INDUSTRY.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4874 (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 DECLARE FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014, AS "ETIQUETTE DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA" AND TO COMMEND THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH PROGRAM AND ITS PARTICIPANTS FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROGRESS IN BECOMING PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4876 (Word version) -- Reps. Norrell, 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, 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 EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE PASSING OF DAVID G. WILLIAMS OF LANCASTER COUNTY AND TO EXTEND THEIR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS LARGE AND LOVING FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4877 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Hardwick, H. A. Crawford, Edge, Ryhal, Barfield, George, Hayes, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Harrell, Hart, 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, 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 MYRTLE BEACH HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2013 CLASS AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4878 (Word version) -- Rep. Clemmons: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE MYRTLE BEACH HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM OF HORRY 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 2013 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AAA 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 Myrtle Beach High School football team of Horry 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 2013 South Carolina Class AAA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4881 (Word version) -- Rep. Clyburn: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR PASTOR WILLIAM CALVIN JEFFERSON, JR., OF RESTORATION-EMPOWERMENT AND DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES IN AIKEN FOR HIS NINE YEARS OF MINISTRY AT THE CHURCH AND WISH HIM GOD'S RICHEST BLESSINGS AS HE CONTINUES TO SERVE THE LORD.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4873 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO AFFIRM THE DEDICATION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE FUTURE SUCCESS OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S YOUNG PEOPLE AND TO THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT AND TO DECLARE THE MONTH OF APRIL AS "CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH" IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

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. 4871 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Owens, Bannister, Erickson, Forrester, Rutherford, Cobb-Hunter, Hayes and White: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-140, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VARIOUS PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS INCLUDING A PROVISION EXEMPTING ALL EARNINGS OR PROPERTY OF CHARTER SCHOOLS FROM STATE OR LOCAL TAXATION, EXCEPT FOR THE SALES TAX, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT PROPERTY OF CHARTER SCHOOLS EXEMPT FROM SUCH TAXATION INCLUDES OWNED OR LEASED PROPERTY.
On motion of Rep. OWENS, with unanimous consent, the Bill was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

H. 4872 (Word version) -- Reps. Neal and Howard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 17 TO CHAPTER 53, TITLE 44 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA BY CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS AND FOR CERTAIN DISEASES AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS; TO AUTHORIZE PHYSICIANS LICENSED IN GOOD STANDING IN THE STATE TO RECOMMEND THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS TO ACT AS CAREGIVERS FOR PATIENTS TO ASSIST IN THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA UNDER LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES; TO CREATE A CONFIDENTIAL REGISTRY THROUGH WHICH TO ISSUE IDENTIFICATION CARDS TO REGISTERED PATIENTS AND REGISTERED CAREGIVERS AUTHORIZED TO ENGAGE IN THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFENSES AND OTHER PROTECTIONS TO REGISTERED PATIENTS, REGISTERED CAREGIVERS, AND PHYSICIANS FROM CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AND SANCTIONS AND PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE FOR CONDUCT AUTHORIZED BY THIS ARTICLE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF DISPENSARIES TO CULTIVATE, GROW, AND DISPENSE MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL USE; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFENSES AND PROTECTIONS TO DISPENSARIES FOR CONDUCT AUTHORIZED BY THIS ARTICLE; TO ALLOW ESTABLISHMENT OF FEES; TO CREATE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING THE TERMS OF THE ARTICLE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FORMS, PROCESSES, AND REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE ARTICLE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; AND TO REPEAL ARTICLE 4, CHAPTER 53, TITLE 44.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4875 (Word version) -- Reps. Funderburk, Simrill, Delleney, Hamilton, Lucas, W. J. McLeod, D. C. Moss, Pope, Skelton, G. M. Smith and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAX INCENTIVE EVALUATION ACT OF 2014" BY ADDING CHAPTER 70 TO TITLE 12 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO COMPLETE A STUDY EVERY FOUR YEARS TO ASSESS THE IMPACT, INCLUDING BOTH THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS AND THE FINANCIAL COST, OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAX INCENTIVES.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4879 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford, J. E. Smith, Dillard, Hodges, M. S. McLeod, Neal and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 17 TO CHAPTER 53, TITLE 44 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA BY CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS AND FOR CERTAIN DISEASES AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS; TO AUTHORIZE PHYSICIANS LICENSED IN GOOD STANDING IN THE STATE TO RECOMMEND THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS TO ACT AS CAREGIVERS FOR PATIENTS TO ASSIST IN THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA UNDER LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES; TO CREATE A CONFIDENTIAL REGISTRY THROUGH WHICH TO ISSUE IDENTIFICATION CARDS TO REGISTERED PATIENTS AND REGISTERED CAREGIVERS AUTHORIZED TO ENGAGE IN THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFENSES AND OTHER PROTECTIONS TO REGISTERED PATIENTS, REGISTERED CAREGIVERS, AND PHYSICIANS FROM CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AND SANCTIONS AND PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE FOR CONDUCT AUTHORIZED BY THIS ARTICLE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF DISPENSARIES TO CULTIVATE, GROW, AND DISPENSE MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL USE; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFENSES AND PROTECTIONS TO DISPENSARIES FOR CONDUCT AUTHORIZED BY THIS ARTICLE; TO ALLOW ESTABLISHMENT OF CERTAIN FEES; TO CREATE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING THE TERMS OF THE ARTICLE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FORMS, PROCESSES, AND REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE ARTICLE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; AND TO REPEAL ARTICLE 4, CHAPTER 53, TITLE 44.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4880 (Word version) -- Reps. Riley, Pitts, Bingham, Quinn, Brannon, Hardwick, Allison, Spires, Tallon, Herbkersman, Loftis, Hardee, H. A. Crawford, G. R. Smith, Clemmons, Rivers, Ryhal, D. C. Moss, Goldfinch, Gambrell, Burns, Kennedy, Crosby, McCoy, Southard, Vick, Bedingfield, Putnam, Ballentine, Nanney, Limehouse, J. R. Smith, Huggins, Atwater, Toole, Merrill, Sandifer, Murphy, Patrick, Chumley, Bowen, Felder, Barfield, Bernstein, Bowers, Daning, Delleney, Edge, Erickson, Finlay, Gagnon, Hamilton, Harrell, Henderson, Hiott, Hixon, Horne, Long, Lowe, Lucas, V. S. Moss, Norman, Norrell, Owens, Pope, Rutherford, Sellers, G. M. Smith, Stringer, Taylor, Thayer, Wells, White, Whitmire, Willis and Wood: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-3-425 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY, NO PERSON ACTING ON BEHALF OR UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE MAY PROHIBIT CERTAIN ACTIONS RELATING TO FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION OR CONFISCATE OR SEIZE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE REMEDIES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Rep. BURNS 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. 4854 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith, Huggins, 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, 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. 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 HEATHER BARNHART, DIRECTOR OF CAPITAL CITY DANCE AND FITNESS AND THE CAPITAL CITY CLOGGERS, FOR HER ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER IN CLOGGING AND TO CONGRATULATE HER FOR WINNING THE 2013 OPRY FEMALE AWARD AT THE 2013 AMERICA'S CLOGGING HALL OF FAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

H. 4856 (Word version) -- Reps. Jefferson, Crosby, Daning, Merrill, Rivers and Southard: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR BERNARD HARMON OF THE TIMBERLAND HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING TEAM IN BERKELEY COUNTY FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE HIM FOR WINNING THE CLASS A/AA INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

H. 4867 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Bannister, Bedingfield, Burns, Chumley, Dillard, Hamilton, Henderson, Loftis, Nanney, Putnam, Robinson-Simpson, G. R. Smith, Stringer, Willis, Brannon, Cole, Forrester, Mitchell, Tallon, Wood, Alexander, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Barfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Neal, Newton, Norman, Norrell, R. L. Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire and Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF KEISHA KIRKLAND, FORMER METEOROLOGIST FOR WYFF-TV IN GREENVILLE AND PHILANTHROPIC CHAMPION FOR LUNG CANCER AWARENESS.

ADJOURNMENT

At 11:57 a.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. ALLISON, adjourned in memory of Dr. William Kanes of Columbia, to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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