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

THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014

NO. 62

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
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THURSDAY, MAY 29, 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 2 Kings 2:2: "As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you."
Let us pray. Strengthen our faith, dear Lord, so we can face situations which may come before us. Let us hear You say, "I will not leave you or forsake you, but will always keep you in My care". Thank You for being our rock and our refuge. Remain constant in Your blessings upon these Representatives and staff, as they continue to work these last days of Session. For our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, and staff, we offer our prayers. 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. BARFIELD moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Robert Earl Ambrose Sr. of Aynor, which was agreed to.

SILENT PRAYER

The House stood in silent prayer for Asher Putnam, infant son of Representative Putnam and Mrs. Putnam.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., May 28, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it concurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 569:

S. 569 (Word version) -- Senators Davis, Turner, Campsen, Young, O'Dell, Cromer, Cleary, Hembree, Pinckney and Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "COMPETITIVE INSURANCE ACT" BY AMENDING SECTION 38-3-110, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE CHIEF INSURANCE COMMISSIONER, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR MUST ENGAGE IN EFFORTS TO PROVIDE MARKET ASSISTANCE AND PROMOTE CONSUMER EDUCATION TO COASTAL RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY INSURANCE CONSUMERS, AND THE DIRECTOR MUST SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE BANKING AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE LABOR, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE BY NO LATER THAN JANUARY THIRTY-FIRST OF EACH YEAR REGARDING THE STATUS OF THE COASTAL PROPERTY INSURANCE MARKET; TO AMEND SECTION 38-7-200, RELATING TO CREDITS AGAINST PREMIUM TAX, TO DEFINE ESSENTIAL TERMS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT INSURERS MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A PREMIUM TAX CREDIT AGAINST THE PREMIUM TAX IMPOSED BY SECTION 38-7-20 ON FULL COVERAGE POLICIES WRITTEN OUTSIDE OF THE COASTAL AREA TO REDUCE THE INSURANCE PREMIUM TAX LEVIED TO ONE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL PREMIUMS WRITTEN ON FULL COVERAGE POLICIES OUTSIDE OF THE COASTAL AREA, AND THE DIRECTOR OR HIS DESIGNEE SHALL DEVELOP PROCEDURES TO BE USED IN IMPLEMENTING THIS TAX CREDIT; TO AMEND SECTION 38-75-485, RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HURRICANE DAMAGE MITIGATION PROGRAM BY THE DEPARTMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT ONE PERCENT OF THE PREMIUM TAXES DUE TO THIS STATE BY BROKERS PLACING PROPERTY INSURANCE WITHIN THE ELIGIBLE SURPLUS LINES MARKET AND TWO PERCENT OF THE PREMIUM TAXES COLLECTED ANNUALLY AND REMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT BY INSURERS LICENSED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-75-755, RELATING TO NOTIFICATION OF APPLICANTS OR RENEWING POLICYHOLDERS OF AVAILABLE CREDITS, DISCOUNTS, AND DEDUCTIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL INSURERS, AT THE ISSUANCE OF A NEW POLICY AND AT EACH RENEWAL SHALL NOTIFY THE APPLICANT OR POLICYHOLDER OF A PERSONAL LINES RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY INSURANCE POLICY OF CERTAIN DISCLOSURES, AND THE DIRECTOR OR HIS DESIGNEE SHALL PRESCRIBE THE FORM AND MANNER FOR INSURER NOTICES OR DISCLOSURES, AND ANY DISCLOSURE SHALL BE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND SHALL NOT AMEND, EXTEND, OR ALTER COVERAGE PROVIDED IN A POLICY.
and has ordered the Bill enrolled for ratification.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., May 28, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has adopted the report of the Committee of Free Conference on H. 3512:

H. 3512 (Word version) -- Reps. Quinn and J. E. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 61, RELATING TO THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LAWS, SO AS TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-1560, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DISCOUNTS ON ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS OR NONALCOHOLIC ITEMS, SO AS TO ALLOW A RETAIL DEALER TO OFFER DISCOUNTS AT THE REGISTER THROUGH THE USE OF PREMIUMS, COUPONS, OR STAMPS, SO LONG AS THE COST RELATED TO THE DISCOUNT IS PROVIDED ONLY BY THE RETAIL DEALER AND IS NOT PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL LAW; TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-1515, RELATING TO SALES OF BEER IN BREWERIES SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR EATING ESTABLISHMENTS AT BREWERIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-1500, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON RETAIL DEALERS OF CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC PRODUCTS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS TO ANOTHER RETAIL DEALER IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS, TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN LOCATIONS OWNED BY THE SAME RETAIL DEALER, AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., May 28, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that the Report of the Committee of Free Conference, having been adopted by both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act and the Act enrolled for ratification.

H. 3512 (Word version) -- Reps. Quinn and J. E. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 61, RELATING TO THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LAWS, SO AS TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-1560, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DISCOUNTS ON ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS OR NONALCOHOLIC ITEMS, SO AS TO ALLOW A RETAIL DEALER TO OFFER DISCOUNTS AT THE REGISTER THROUGH THE USE OF PREMIUMS, COUPONS, OR STAMPS, SO LONG AS THE COST RELATED TO THE DISCOUNT IS PROVIDED ONLY BY THE RETAIL DEALER AND IS NOT PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL LAW; TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-1515, RELATING TO SALES OF BEER IN BREWERIES SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR EATING ESTABLISHMENTS AT BREWERIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-1500, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON RETAIL DEALERS OF CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC PRODUCTS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS TO ANOTHER RETAIL DEALER IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS, TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN LOCATIONS OWNED BY THE
SAME RETAIL DEALER, AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., May 14, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has adopted the report of the Committee of Conference on H. 4482:

(R194) H. 4482 (Word version) -- Rep. Ridgeway: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-691 SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE COLUMBIAN MAMMOTH AS THE OFFICIAL STATE FOSSIL.

Very Respectfully,
President
Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., May 28, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it concurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 1189:

S. 1189 (Word version) -- Senators Gregory, Reese, McElveen, Hembree, Hutto, Lourie, Campsen, Cleary, Allen, Shealy, O'Dell, Campbell, Cromer, Hayes, Verdin, Sheheen, L. Martin, Kimpson, Scott and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ADD CHAPTER 39 TO TITLE 58, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A SOUTH CAROLINA DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCE PROGRAM, TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, TO SET GOALS FOR THE PROGRAM, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROCESS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING THE APPLICATION AND APPROVAL PROCESS FOR THE PROGRAM AND COST RECOVERY; TO ADD CHAPTER 40 TO TITLE 58 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A NET ENERGY METERING PROGRAM, TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NET ENERGY METERING PROGRAM, INCLUDING COSTS AND THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AND THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF PURSUANT TO THIS PROGRAM; TO ADD ARTICLE 23 TO CHAPTER 27, TITLE 58, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE LEASE OF RENEWABLE ELECTRIC GENERATION FACILITIES PROGRAM, TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LEASE PROGRAM, INCLUDING AN APPLICATION PROCESS AND REGISTRATION WITH THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE LEASE PROGRAM; TO REQUIRE THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF TO REPORT TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ON COSTS AND CHARGES ATTRIBUTABLE TO DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES WITHIN CURRENT COSTS OF SERVICE RATE MAKING METHODOLOGIES; TO REQUIRE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO PROMULGATE STANDARDS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITY INTERCONNECTION; TO REQUIRE EACH DISTRIBUTION ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE BOARD TO CONSIDER NET ENERGY METERING POLICIES AND MAKE A REPORT TO THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF; TO REQUIRE EACH ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE TO INVESTIGATE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COSTS AND CHARGES ATTRIBUTABLE TO DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES WITHIN CURRENT COST OF SERVICE RATEMAKING METHODOLOGIES AND REPORT ITS FINDINGS WITH THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF.
and has ordered the Bill enrolled for ratification.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., May 28, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it concurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 356:

S. 356 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander and Reese: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 26, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO NOTARIES PUBLIC, SO AS TO DEFINE TERMS, TO MAKE GRAMMATICAL CORRECTIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT TO BE QUALIFIED FOR A NOTARIAL COMMISSION, A PERSON MUST BE REGISTERED TO VOTE AND READ AND WRITE IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, TO AUTHORIZE AND PROHIBIT CERTAIN ACTS OF A NOTARY PUBLIC, TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM FEE A NOTARY MAY CHARGE, TO PROVIDE THE PROCESS FOR GIVING A NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE, TO SPECIFY CHANGES FOR WHICH A NOTARY MUST NOTIFY THE SECRETARY OF STATE, TO PROVIDE THE ELEMENTS AND PENALTIES OF CERTAIN CRIMES RELATING TO NOTARIAL ACTS, AND TO PROVIDE THE FORM FOR A NOTARIZED DOCUMENT SENT TO ANOTHER STATE, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
and has ordered the Bill enrolled for ratification.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., May 28, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it concurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 757:

S. 757 (Word version) -- Senators Hembree, Reese, Shealy, Williams, Malloy, Campbell, Grooms, Verdin, Hayes, Bennett, Gregory, Nicholson, Campsen, Ford, Allen, McGill, Coleman, McElveen, Alexander, Pinckney, Turner, Hutto, Young, Cleary, Sheheen, Massey, Corbin, Rankin, Thurmond and Johnson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE WIND ENERGY CAPABILITIES OF SOUTH CAROLINA AS PART OF A MULTI SOURCE ENERGY STRATEGY AND HONOR THE PARTNERSHIP OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUPS, AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN THE PURSUIT OF A CLEAN ENERGY SOURCE COMPONENT TO THIS OVERALL STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

S. 459--COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED

The following was received from the Senate:

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Columbia, S.C., May 28, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it nonconcurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 459:

S. 459 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen, Rankin, Alexander and Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-55, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON WHO HOLDS A BEGINNER'S PERMIT OR A RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE USING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE OR TEXT MESSAGING DEVICE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE THROUGH A SCHOOL ZONE WHILE USING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE OR TEXT MESSAGING DEVICE WHEN THE SCHOOL ZONE'S WARNING LIGHTS HAVE BEEN ACTIVATED.

Very respectfully,
President

On motion of Rep. OWENS, the House insisted upon its amendments.

Whereupon, the Chair appointed Reps. OWENS, DANING and BRANHAM to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5327 (Word version) -- Reps. Quinn, Atwater, Ballentine, Bingham, Huggins, Kennedy, R. L. Ott, Spires, Toole, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Bales, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, 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, 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, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Norrell, 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, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE WARMEST THANKS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO HARRY THOMPSON "TOM" CONE OF LEXINGTON UPON HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AFTER AN EXEMPLARY CAREER SPANNING MORE THAN FOUR DECADES AND TO EXPRESS GRATITUDE FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS, WHICH HAVE BROUGHT DESERVED CREDIT NOT ONLY UPON HIMSELF BUT ALSO UPON THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

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

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5328 (Word version) -- Reps. H. A. Crawford, 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, 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 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE WORK OF THE VETERANS CAFÉ AND GRILLE IN HORRY COUNTY AND TO COMMEND THE OUTSTANDING SERVICE THAT LOU "MASH" MASCHERINO AND RHONDA MASCHERINO PROVIDE TO ASSIST VETERANS IN THE PALMETTO STATE AND TO PROMOTE THE HISTORY OF OUR MILITARY.

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:

S. 1311 (Word version) -- Senators Young, Setzler and Massey: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 588 OF 1986, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SINGLE-MEMBER ELECTION DISTRICTS FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD OF AIKEN COUNTY, SO AS TO REAPPORTION THE DISTRICTS BEGINNING WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS IN 2014, TO REDESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THESE DISTRICTS MAY BE FOUND, AND TO PROVIDE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION REGARDING THE REAPPORTIONED ELECTION DISTRICTS.
On motion of Rep. HIXON, with unanimous consent, the Bill was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 1329 (Word version) -- Senator Massey: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 595 OF 1992, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE EDGEFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO REVISE THE SEVEN SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS FROM WHICH THE TRUSTEES ARE ELECTED BEGINNING WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS IN 2014, TO DESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THESE ELECTION DISTRICTS ARE DELINEATED, AND TO PROVIDE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE NEWLY DRAWN ELECTION DISTRICTS.
Referred to Edgefield Delegation

ROLL CALL

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

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Atwater                Barfield               Bedingfield
Bingham                Bowen                  Bowers
Brannon                G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown
Burns                  Chumley                Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cole                   H. A. Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Delleney
Erickson               Felder                 Forrester
Gagnon                 George                 Gilliard
Goldfinch              Hamilton               Hardee
Hardwick               Harrell                Hayes
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hixon
Hodges                 Hosey                  Howard
Huggins                Jefferson              King
Knight                 Long                   Lowe
Mack                   McEachern              W. J. McLeod
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn
Newton                 R. L. Ott              Owens
Parks                  Patrick                Pitts
Pope                   Quinn                  Ridgeway
Rivers                 Rutherford             Sellers
Simrill                G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Southard               Spires
Stavrinakis            Stringer               Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Wells                  White

STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE

I came in after the roll call and was present for the Session on Thursday, May 29.

Terry Alexander                   Jimmy Bales
Beth Bernstein                    Lester P. Branham
Alan D. Clemmons                  Chandra Dillard
MaryGail Douglas                  Tracy Edge
Kirkman Finlay                    Laurie Funderburk
Mike Gambrell                     Jerry Govan
Chris Hart                        Davey Hiott
Jenny A. Horne                    Ralph Kennedy
H. B. "Chip" Limehouse            Dwight Loftis
James Lucas                       Mia S. McLeod
Harold Mitchell                   Chris Murphy
Wendy Nanney                      Joseph Neal
Ralph Norman                      Mandy Powers Norrell
Robert Riley                      Leola Robinson-Simpson
Mike Ryhal                        Ronnie A. Sabb
W. E. "Bill" Sandifer             B. R. Skelton
Ted Vick                          David Weeks
Jackson "Seth"  Whipper           William R. "Bill" Whitmire
Robert Williams                   Mark Willis
Donna Wood

Total Present--116

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. J. R. SMITH a leave of absence for the day to attend a funeral.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. G. R. SMITH a leave of absence for the day to attend a funeral.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. BALLENTINE a leave of absence for the day due to business reasons.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Rep. TALLON presented to the House the Spartanburg Day School Boys Tennis Team, the 2014 SCISA Class AAAA State Champions, their coaches, and other school officials.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Rep. COLE presented to the House the Spartanburg High School Boys Varsity Tennis Team, the 2014 South Carolina Class AAAA State Champions, their coaches, and other school officials.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Reps. G. M. SMITH and WEEKS presented to the House the Sumter High School Varsity Baseball Team, the 2014 South Carolina Class AAAA State Champions, their coaches, and other school officials.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Reps. GAGNON and WHITE presented to the House the Dixie High School Varsity Softball Team, the 2014 Class A State Champions, their coaches, and other school officials.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

H. 5159--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

On the motion of Rep. DELLENEY, the Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for immediate consideration:

H. 5159 (Word version) -- Rep. Delleney: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-170, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF PRECINCTS IN CHESTER COUNTY, SO AS TO CONSOLIDATE CERTAIN PRECINCTS, AND TO DESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 70; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anthony                Atwater
Bannister              Barfield               Bedingfield
Bingham                Bowen                  Bowers
Brannon                G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown
Chumley                Clyburn                Cole
H. A. Crawford         Delleney               Douglas
Felder                 George                 Gilliard
Goldfinch              Hamilton               Hardwick
Harrell                Hixon                  Hodges
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Kennedy                King                   Loftis
Long                   Mack                   McEachern
W. J. McLeod           D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Munnerlyn              Murphy                 Nanney
Norman                 Norrell                R. L. Ott
Owens                  Parks                  Pope
Quinn                  Ridgeway               Riley
Rivers                 Robinson-Simpson       Sabb
Simrill                Skelton                G. M. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Stringer               Tallon                 Taylor
Toole                  Weeks                  Wells
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Wood

Total--70

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

H. 5014--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

On the motion of Rep. WILLIS, the Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for immediate consideration:

H. 5014 (Word version) -- Reps. Willis, Owens and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-2100, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE, SO AS TO DELETE THE VARIOUS ENDORSEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS THAT MAY BE ATTACHED TO A COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE, AND THAT ENDORSEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS MAY BE ADDED TO A COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE AS REQUIRED UNDER THE FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS.

Rep. WILLIS explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 70; Nays 20

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Anthony                Bannister              Barfield
Bernstein              Bowen                  Bowers
Branham                Brannon                R. L. Brown
Cobb-Hunter            Crosby                 Daning
Delleney               Douglas                Felder
Finlay                 Funderburk             Gagnon
Gambrell               George                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hardee                 Hardwick
Harrell                Hayes                  Herbkersman
Hodges                 Horne                  Hosey
Jefferson              King                   Knight
Limehouse              Long                   Lucas
Mack                   McEachern              M. S. McLeod
W. J. McLeod           Mitchell               V. S. Moss
Munnerlyn              Murphy                 Newton
Norrell                R. L. Ott              Owens
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Riley                  Rivers                 Rutherford
Sabb                   Sandifer               Sellers
Simrill                Skelton                J. E. Smith
Sottile                Southard               Spires
Stavrinakis            Taylor                 Thayer
Wells                  Whipper                White
Willis

Total--70

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Atwater                Bedingfield
Bingham                Burns                  Chumley
H. A. Crawford         Erickson               Forrester
Goldfinch              Hamilton               Hiott
Huggins                Loftis                 D. C. Moss
Nanney                 Norman                 Quinn
Toole                  Wood

Total--20

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

S. 75--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN
AND BILL ENROLLED

On the motion of Rep. SANDIFER, the Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for immediate consideration:

S. 75 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-57-130, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LICENSE RENEWALS FOR REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESMEN, SO AS TO REQUIRE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK FROM A SOURCE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION; AND BY ADDING SECTION 40-57-245 SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE DEPARTMENT ASSIGN ONE INVESTIGATOR FOR EVERY TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED LICENSEES TO ENSURE COMPLAINTS ARE PROCESSED AND CONSIDERED IN AN EXPEDITIOUS MANNER.

Rep. SANDIFER explained the Senate Amendments.

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
Bannister              Barfield               Bedingfield
Bernstein              Bingham                Bowen
Bowers                 Branham                Brannon
G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown            Burns
Chumley                Clyburn                Cole
H. A. Crawford         Crosby                 Daning
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Edge                   Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrester              Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gambrell               George
Goldfinch              Hamilton               Hardee
Hardwick               Harrell                Hayes
Herbkersman            Hiott                  Hodges
Horne                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Kennedy                King
Limehouse              Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
McEachern              M. S. McLeod           W. J. McLeod
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Munnerlyn              Murphy                 Nanney
Newton                 Norman                 Norrell
R. L. Ott              Owens                  Pope
Quinn                  Riley                  Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sabb                   Sandifer               Sellers
Simrill                J. E. Smith            Sottile
Southard               Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  Wells                  Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Wood

Total--98

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

SENT TO THE SENATE

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

H. 5313 (Word version) -- Reps. Knight, Murphy, Horne, Whipper, Jefferson and Harrell: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF A JOINT RESOLUTION OF 2014 BEARING RATIFICATION NUMBER 150 AND THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 59-1-425, THE GOVERNING BODY OF DORCHESTER SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUR MAY WAIVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOLS MAKE UP FULL DAYS MISSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FOR FIVE OR FEWER FULL SCHOOL DAYS THAT STUDENTS WHO ATTEND SCHOOLS OR CHARTER SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT MISSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER DURING THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DISTRICT HAS EXHAUSTED ALL STATUTORILY REQUIRED MAKE-UP DAYS REMAINING ON THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL CALENDAR.

H. 5314 (Word version) -- Reps. Hixon, Clyburn, J. R. Smith, Taylor and Wells: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 588 OF 1986, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SINGLE-MEMBER ELECTION DISTRICTS FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD OF AIKEN COUNTY, SO AS TO REAPPORTION THE DISTRICTS BEGINNING WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS IN 2014, TO REDESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THESE DISTRICTS MAY BE FOUND, AND TO PROVIDE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION REGARDING THE REAPPORTIONED ELECTION DISTRICTS.

H. 5316 (Word version) -- Reps. Limehouse and Stavrinakis: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF A JOINT RESOLUTION OF 2014 BEARING RATIFICATION NUMBER 150 AND THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 59-1-425, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CHARLESTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY WAIVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOLS MAKE UP FULL DAYS MISSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FOR FIVE OR FEWER FULL SCHOOL DAYS THAT STUDENTS WHO ATTEND SCHOOLS OR CHARTER SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT MISSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER DURING THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DISTRICT EXHAUSTS OR PLANS TO EXHAUST ALL STATUTORILY REQUIRED MAKE-UP DAYS REMAINING ON THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL CALENDAR.

SENT TO THE SENATE

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

H. 4520 (Word version) -- Reps. Herbkersman and Bowers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT "UNCLE PRESTON'S LAW" TO ALLOW A TAXPAYER TO CLAIM THE FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO ON A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OTHER THAN THEIR LEGAL RESIDENCE IF THE ADDITIONAL RESIDENCE IS USED AS A RESIDENCE BY A FAMILY MEMBER WHO IS OVER THE AGE OF SIXTY-FIVE.

H. 3075 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford, Gilliard, Knight and Mitchell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-1730, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE TO HEAR MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE STATE GRAND JURY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON INDICTED BY A STATE GRAND JURY FOR A BAILABLE OFFENSE MUST HAVE A BOND HEARING WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS AND BE RELEASED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME.

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. 1085 (Word version) -- Senators Campbell, Grooms, Matthews, McGill, O'Dell and Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 4-37-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, RELATING TO THE USE OF LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX OR TOLL REVENUES TO FINANCE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN A COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY IN WHICH THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX IS CURRENTLY IMPOSED FOR LESS THAN THE TWENTY-FIVE YEAR MAXIMUM IMPOSITION PERIOD, UPON REFERENDUM APPROVAL, MAY EXTEND WITHOUT INTERRUPTION THE INITIAL IMPOSITION FOR AN IMPOSITION PERIOD IN THE AGGREGATE NOT TO EXCEED TWENTY-FIVE YEARS, TO PROVIDE WHAT QUESTIONS MUST APPEAR ON THE REFERENDUM BALLOT, TO PROVIDE THAT A REFERENDUM FOR OTHER THAN THE INITIAL IMPOSITION OF THE TAX MAY BE HELD AT THE TIME OF EITHER A GENERAL OR SPECIAL ELECTION IN THE COUNTY, AS THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY MAY DETERMINE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY IN WHICH THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX IS CURRENTLY IMPOSED, WITHIN TWO YEARS OF THE TERMINATION OF THE TAX OR THE ANTICIPATED TERMINATION OF THE TAX AND UPON REFERENDUM APPROVAL, MAY RENEW WITHOUT INTERRUPTION THE IMPOSITION OF THE TAX AND PROVIDE THAT NO MORE THAN ONE REFERENDUM RELATING TO THIS TAX BE HELD IN A CALENDAR YEAR.

S. 1295 (Word version) -- Senator Coleman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-53-1710, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAW OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE COMMISSION, SO AS TO ADD ONE MEMBER FROM FAIRFIELD COUNTY, AND TO REVISE THE MANNER OF APPOINTING THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 59-53-1720, 59-53-1730, 59-53-1740, AND 59-53-1750, ALL RELATING TO THE MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE COMMISSION, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.

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.

S. 828 (Word version) -- Senators Fair and Turner: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-41-75 SO AS TO EXEMPT CERTAIN BOND REIMBURSEMENT REQUIREMENTS IF A CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW CENTER IS SOLD AND IS TO BE REPLACED WITH A NEW CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW CENTER, AND TO SET FORTH EXEMPTION REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 11-41-70, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BONDS, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE.

S. 560 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-15-870, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE WILFULL AND MALICIOUS INJURY TO A RAILROAD OR ELECTRIC RAILWAY, SO AS TO PROVIDE A TIER OF PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; AND TO AMEND ARTICLE 9, CHAPTER 15, TITLE 58, RELATING TO RAILROADS, ELECTRIC RAILROADS, AND THE LIKE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO PURCHASE, SELL, OR TRANSPORT RAILROAD TRACK MATERIALS, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE A TIER OF PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.

S. 1173 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 11, TITLE 25 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA PRISONER OF WAR MEDAL, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNOR MAY PRESENT THE MEDAL ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO SET FORTH ELIGIBILITY, AND TO ALLOW THE MEDAL TO BE AWARDED TO A DECEASED OR ABSENT PERSON.

S. 1307 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: 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.

RETURNED TO THE SENATE WITH AMENDMENTS

The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments:

S. 988 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 27-2-105, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GEODETIC SURVEY (SCGS) WITH RESPECT TO DETERMINING COUNTY BOUNDARIES, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE AND DIRECT THE SCGS TO CLARIFY COUNTY BOUNDARIES AND MEDIATE BOUNDARY DISPUTES BETWEEN COUNTIES BY PROVIDING A PROCEDURE ALLOWING THE SCGS ADMINISTRATIVELY TO ADJUST COUNTY BOUNDARIES, TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURES INCLUDING NOTICE THAT SCGS MUST FOLLOW IN MAKING SUCH ADJUSTMENTS, TO PROVIDE THAT AFFECTED PARTIES MAY APPEAL THESE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT IN A DE NOVO HEARING, TO PROVIDE THE METHOD OF DETERMINING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THESE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNTY BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS AND THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR THESE ADJUSTMENTS TO BE EFFECTIVE AND TO PROVIDE THAT NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS RESTRICTS THE AUTHORITY OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT TO ADJUST OR OTHERWISE CLARIFY COUNTY BOUNDARIES BY LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT.

S. 999 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-218 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHOSE DRIVER'S LICENSE EXPIRES WHILE THE MEMBER IS SERVING OUTSIDE OF THIS STATE MAY APPLY FOR AN EXTENSION THAT LASTS UNTIL NINETY DAYS AFTER THE MEMBER RETURNS TO THE STATE OR THE TIME THE MEMBER IS DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMED FORCES, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST, TO PROVIDE THE APPLICATION PROCESS, AND TO SPECIFY TO WHOM EXTENSION ELIGIBILITY APPLIES.

S. 876--CONFERENCE REPORT ADOPTED

CONFERENCE REPORT
S. 876 (Word version)
The General Assembly, Columbia, S.C., May 28, 2014

The COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE, to whom was referred:

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.

Beg leave to report that they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend:

That the same do pass with the following amendments: (Reference is to Printer's Version 05\07\14.)

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/   SECTION   1.   Section 50-11-355 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 50-11-355.   It is unlawful to hunt deer with a firearm within three hundred yards of a residence when less than ten feet above the ground without permission of the owner and occupant. Anyone violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days. The provisions of this section do not apply to a landowner hunting on his own land or a person taking deer pursuant to a department permit."
SECTION   2.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /

Amend title to conform.

Senator J. Yancey McGill          Representative Ted M. Vick
Senator Ronnie W. Cromer          Representative William M. Hixon
Senator Katrina Frye Shealy       Representative R. Shannon Riley
On Part of the Senate.            On Part of the House.

Rep. VICK explained the Conference Report.

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                Bannister
Barfield               Bedingfield            Bernstein
Bingham                Bowen                  Bowers
Branham                Brannon                G. A. Brown
R. L. Brown            Burns                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cole                   H. A. Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Edge
Erickson               Finlay                 Forrester
Funderburk             Gambrell               George
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Govan
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hardwick
Harrell                Hayes                  Herbkersman
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hodges
Horne                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Kennedy                King
Knight                 Limehouse              Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   McEachern              M. S. McLeod
W. J. McLeod           D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Munnerlyn              Murphy                 Nanney
Newton                 Norman                 Norrell
R. L. Ott              Owens                  Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Quinn
Riley                  Rivers                 Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sabb                   Sandifer
Sellers                Simrill                Skelton
G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Southard               Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  Vick                   Weeks
Wells                  Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Wood

Total--103

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Conference Report was adopted and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

H. 4265--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 4265 (Word version) -- Reps. McCoy, Harrell and Merrill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 5-3-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROCEDURE FOR ANNEXATION OF SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN ADDITIONAL METHOD OF ANNEXATION BY RESOLUTION OF A SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT WHEN A PREEXISTING MUNICIPALITY ANNEXES A MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION OF THE DISTRICT OR WHEN A MUNICIPALITY INCORPORATES A MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION OF A DISTRICT.

Rep. STAVRINAKIS moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was adopted.

S. 890--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 890 (Word version) -- Senators Cleary and Rankin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERMITS REQUIRED FOR COASTAL ZONE CRITICAL AREAS, SO AS TO DELETE THE EMERGENCY ORDER EXCEPTION TO ORDERS BY APPOINTED OFFICIALS OF COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-280, RELATING TO THE SHORELINE FORTY-YEAR RETREAT POLICY, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE SEAWARD MOVEMENT OF THE BASELINE AFTER JULY 1, 2014, AND TO ELIMINATE THE RIGHT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND LANDOWNERS TO PETITION THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT TO MOVE THE BASELINE SEAWARD UPON COMPLETION OF A BEACH RENOURISHMENT PROJECT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-290, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION RESTRICTIONS SEAWARD OF THE BASELINE, EXCEPTIONS TO RESTRICTIONS, AND SPECIAL PERMITS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE EXCEPTION OF GOLF COURSES FROM A PERMIT REQUIREMENT AND TO SUBSTITUTE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL'S COASTAL DIVISION AS THE DIVISION TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR SPECIAL PERMITS.

Rep. HIOTT moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, June 3, which was agreed to.

S. 840--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 840 (Word version) -- Senator Bryant: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-1640, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SUBMISSION OF CERTAIN INFORMATION BY DISPENSERS AS PART OF THE STATE PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM, SO AS TO REVISE THE MANNER OF SUBMISSION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-1650, RELATING TO CONFIDENTIALITY AND RELEASE OF DATA FROM THE STATE PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM, SO AS TO REQUIRE A COURT ORDER FOR THE RELEASE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION PURPOSES, AND TO REQUIRE A COURT ORDER TO RELEASE INFORMATION TO CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WHEN THE REQUEST IS FOR SYSTEM DATA MAINTAINED FOR LONGER THAN ONE YEAR.

Rep. GAMBRELL moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, June 3, which was agreed to.

S. 516--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 516 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Fair, Hayes, Courson, Young, Setzler, Malloy, Leatherman, Lourie, L. Martin, Johnson, Jackson, Allen, Rankin, Scott and Pinckney: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA READ TO SUCCEED ACT"; BY ADDING CHAPTER 155 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA READ TO SUCCEED OFFICE AND A READING PROFICIENCY PANEL WITHIN THE OFFICE, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION, SCHOOL DISTRICTS, COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES THAT OFFER CERTAIN RELATED GRADUATE EDUCATION, AND EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS, AMONG OTHER THINGS.

Rep. Erickson moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, June 3, which was agreed to.

S. 474--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 474 (Word version) -- Senator Setzler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-2420, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE ADMISSIONS LICENSE TAX, SO AS TO EXEMPT ADMISSIONS CHARGED BY THE STATE MUSEUM.

Rep. BINGHAM proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 474 (COUNCIL\BH\474C001.BH.DG14), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 2 and inserting:
/   SECTION   2.   This act takes effect July 1, 2014.   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. BINGHAM explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. BINGHAM explained the Bill.

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 106; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atwater                Bannister
Barfield               Bedingfield            Bernstein
Bingham                Bowen                  Bowers
Branham                Brannon                G. A. Brown
R. L. Brown            Burns                  Chumley
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cole
H. A. Crawford         Crosby                 Daning
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Edge                   Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrester              Funderburk
George                 Gilliard               Goldfinch
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hardwick               Harrell                Hart
Hayes                  Herbkersman            Hiott
Hixon                  Hodges                 Horne
Hosey                  Jefferson              Kennedy
King                   Knight                 Limehouse
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   McEachern
M. S. McLeod           W. J. McLeod           Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn
Murphy                 Nanney                 Newton
Norman                 Norrell                R. L. Ott
Owens                  Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Quinn                  Ridgeway
Riley                  Rivers                 Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sabb
Sandifer               Sellers                Simrill
Skelton                G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Southard               Spires
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  Vick                   Weeks
Wells                  Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Wood

Total--106

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on S. 474. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Chip Huggins

S. 474--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. BINGHAM, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that S. 474 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

Further proceedings were interrupted by expiration of time on the uncontested Calendar.

R. 201, H. 5024--DEBATE ADJOURNED ON MOTION TO RECONSIDER

The motion of Rep. QUINN to reconsider the vote whereby the veto on the following Act was sustained was taken up:

(R. 201) H. 5024 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: AN ACT TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF DENMARK-OLAR SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2 IN BAMBERG COUNTY TO IMPOSE A CAPITAL MILLAGE TO PROVIDE SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN THE DISTRICT, INCLUDING ANY ASSOCIATED LEASE PAYMENTS, AND TO MAKE FINDINGS THAT ILLUSTRATE THE UNIQUE ISSUES FACING THE DISTRICT.

Rep. BEDINGFIELD moved to table the motion to reconsider.

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

Yeas 43; Nays 57

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Atwater                Bannister
Bedingfield            Chumley                Cole
Crosby                 Daning                 Delleney
Edge                   Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrester              Hamilton
Hiott                  Hixon                  Horne
Huggins                Limehouse              Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
D. C. Moss             Murphy                 Nanney
Newton                 Norman                 Owens
Pitts                  Quinn                  Riley
Rivers                 Simrill                G. M. Smith
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  Wells                  Willis
Wood

Total--43

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Barfield               Bernstein              Bowers
Branham                Brannon                G. A. Brown
R. L. Brown            Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
H. A. Crawford         Dillard                Douglas
Funderburk             George                 Gilliard
Goldfinch              Govan                  Hardee
Hardwick               Harrell                Hart
Hayes                  Hodges                 Hosey
Jefferson              Kennedy                King
Knight                 Mack                   McEachern
M. S. McLeod           W. J. McLeod           Mitchell
V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn              Norrell
R. L. Ott              Parks                  Ridgeway
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sabb                   Sellers                Skelton
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Southard
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Vick
Weeks                  Whipper                Williams

Total--57

So, the House refused to table the motion to reconsider.

Rep. SELLERS moved to adjourn debate on the motion to reconsider until Tuesday, June 3, which was agreed to.

OBJECTION TO RECALL

Rep. TALLON asked unanimous consent to recall S. 1243 from the Committee on Judiciary.
Rep. ATWATER objected.

H. 4701--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 4701 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A BILL TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS AND TO PROVIDE REVENUES TO MEET THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2014, TO REGULATE THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT DURING THIS FISCAL YEAR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Rep. WHITE moved to adjourn debate upon the Senate Amendments until Tuesday, June 3, which was agreed to.

H. 4702--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The Senate Amendments to the following Joint Resolution were taken up for consideration:

H. 4702 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE MONIES FROM THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014, AND TO ALLOW UNEXPENDED FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO BE CARRIED FORWARD TO SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEARS AND EXPENDED FOR THE SAME PURPOSES.

Rep. WHITE moved to adjourn debate upon the Senate Amendments until Tuesday, June 3, which was agreed to.

H. 3626--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 3626 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas, Williams, Munnerlyn, Lowe, Bannister, Finlay and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-515 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OWNER OF A "MOTORSPORTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX" LOCATED IN THIS STATE OR HIS DESIGNEE MAY APPLY FOR AND BE ISSUED AN ANNUAL LICENSE WHICH AUTHORIZES THE PURCHASE, SALE, AND CONSUMPTION OF BEER AND WINE AT ANY OCCASION HELD ON THE GROUNDS OF THE COMPLEX YEAR ROUND ON ANY DAY OF THE WEEK, TO PROVIDE FOR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THIS ANNUAL LICENSE, INCLUDING THE FEE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THIS LICENSE AND APPLICABLE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAWS IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS LICENSE; AND BY ADDING SECTION 61-6-2016 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OWNER OF A "MOTORSPORTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX", OR HIS DESIGNEE, ALSO MAY BE ISSUED, UPON APPLICATION, AN ANNUAL LICENSE THAT AUTHORIZES THE PURCHASE, SALE, AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS BY THE DRINK AT ANY OCCASION HELD ON THE GROUNDS OF THE COMPLEX UNDER THE SAME SPECIFIED TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS PROVIDED FOR BEER AND WINE PERMITS.

Rep. LUCAS explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 90; Nays 8

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Atwater                Bannister              Barfield
Bernstein              Bingham                Bowen
Bowers                 Branham                Brannon
G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown            Clyburn
Cole                   Crosby                 Daning
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Funderburk             Gambrell               George
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Govan
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hardwick
Harrell                Hart                   Hayes
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hodges
Horne                  Hosey                  Huggins
King                   Knight                 Limehouse
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   McEachern              M. S. McLeod
W. J. McLeod           Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn              Murphy
Newton                 Norman                 Norrell
R. L. Ott              Owens                  Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Quinn
Ridgeway               Rivers                 Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sabb                   Sandifer
Sellers                Simrill                Skelton
G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Southard               Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  Vick                   Weeks
Wells                  Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Wood

Total--90

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Bedingfield            Chumley
Forrester              Loftis                 Nanney
Riley                  Willis

Total--8

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

H. 4560--SENATE AMENDMENTS AMENDED AND RETURNED TO THE SENATE

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 4560 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-1-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DESTRUCTION OR EXPUNGEMENT OF CERTAIN ARREST AND BOOKING RECORDS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE RETENTION OF EVIDENCE GATHERED, INCIDENT REPORTS, AND INVESTIGATIVE FILES PRODUCED AS A RESULT OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTION, TO PROVIDE THAT THESE MATERIALS ARE NOT SUBJECT TO AN EXPUNGEMENT ORDER, AND AUTHORIZE REDACTION OF CERTAIN INFORMATION FOLLOWING A NO CONVICTION DISPOSITION OF THE CRIMINAL CHARGE.

Rep. G. M. SMITH proposed the following Amendment No. 1A to H. 4560 (COUNCIL\AGM\4560C001.AGM.AB14), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting Section 17-1-40(E), as contained in SECTION 1, page 4, lines 9-19, and inserting:
/   (C)(E)(1)   This section does not apply to a person who is charged with a violation of Title 50, Title 56, an enactment pursuant to the authority of counties and municipalities provided in Titles 4 and 5, or any other state criminal offense if the person is not fingerprinted for the violation.

(D)(2)   If a charge enumerated in subsection (C) item (1) is discharged, proceedings against the person are dismissed, or the person is found not guilty of the charge, or the person's record is expunged pursuant to Title 17, Chapter 22, Article 9, the charge must be removed from any Internet-based public record no later than thirty days from the disposition date.   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. G. M. SMITH explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 98; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Bannister              Barfield
Bedingfield            Bernstein              Bingham
Bowers                 Branham                Brannon
G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown            Burns
Chumley                Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cole                   H. A. Crawford         Crosby
Daning                 Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Edge                   Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrester
Funderburk             Gambrell               George
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Hamilton
Hardee                 Hardwick               Harrell
Hart                   Hayes                  Herbkersman
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hodges
Horne                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              King                   Limehouse
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   McEachern
W. J. McLeod           D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Munnerlyn              Murphy                 Nanney
Newton                 Norman                 Norrell
R. L. Ott              Owens                  Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Quinn
Ridgeway               Riley                  Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sabb                   Sandifer               Simrill
Skelton                G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Taylor                 Toole                  Vick
Weeks                  Wells                  Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Wood

Total--98

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Senate Amendments were amended, and the Bill was ordered returned to the Senate.

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

H. 5312--ADOPTED AND SENT TO SENATE

The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

H. 5312 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 178 IN ORANGEBURG COUNTY FROM THE BOWMAN NATURE PARK TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 95 "ARTHUR R. GLOVER MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THIS DESIGNATION.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted and sent to the Senate.

S. 1296--ADOPTED AND SENT TO SENATE

The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

S. 1296 (Word version) -- Senator S. Martin: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 176 AND NEW HOPE CHURCH ROAD IN UNION COUNTY "JOAN BURGESS INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT EACH ENTRANCE OF THIS INTERSECTION THAT CONTAIN THIS DESIGNATION.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted and sent to the Senate.

MOTION PERIOD

The motion period was dispensed with on motion of Rep. HIXON.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. W. J. MCLEOD a leave of absence for the remainder of the day.

H. 5126--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 5126 (Word version) -- Reps. Tallon, Allison, Patrick, Burns, Atwater, Bannister, Chumley, Erickson, Forrester, Gagnon, Hardee, Loftis, D. C. Moss, Norrell and Ryhal: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-13-180 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PUBLIC, PRIVATE, OR NONPROFIT ENTITY WHICH IS ENGAGED IN HELPING TO REHABILITATE AND REINTRODUCE PAROLED PRISON INMATES INTO THE COMMUNITY AND WHICH AS A PART OF ITS PROGRAM PROVIDES RESIDENTIAL HOUSING IN THE COMMUNITY TO THESE PAROLEES MUST PROVIDE NOTICE IN A NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE COMMUNITY OF THE ADDRESSES WHERE THESE RESIDENTIAL HOUSING FACILITIES WILL BE LOCATED, AND ALSO MUST CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE PROGRAM AND THE LOCATION OF THESE RESIDENTIAL HOUSING FACILITIES IN THE COMMUNITY WHERE THEY WILL BE LOCATED.

Rep. TALLON proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 5126 (COUNCIL\BBM\5126C001.BBM.AC14):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   Article 1, Chapter 13, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 24-13-180.   (A)   Any public, private, or nonprofit entity whose primary purpose is in helping to rehabilitate and reintroduce into the community paroled inmates and which as part of its program provides or furnishes residential housing in the community to these parolees on either an individual or communal basis must comply with the following provisions of this section in addition to all other requirements of law:

(1)   The entity at least thirty days before locating any parolees in any type of residential facility including manufactured homes must publish a notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the community giving the address of where the residential facility will be located. A separate notice is required each time such a facility is to be opened.

(2)   A public hearing must be conducted by the entity at least sixty days before the first residential facility opens in the community where all residents of the community must be given an opportunity to comment on the program and on the location of any or all of the proposed facilities which have been determined by the entity as of the date of the public hearing. A separate public hearing is required each time a facility is to be opened if more than ninety days has transpired since the last public hearing.

(B)   The Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services and its staff members are exempt from the provisions of this section. Family members or other persons providing housing to a parolee, but not operating an on-going program targeting the reintegration of parolees, are exempt from the provisions of this section.

(C)   This section only applies to a county, incorporated municipality, or town where there are no zoning requirements.

(D)   The provisions of this section must be complied with before a facility may be opened after the effective date of this section."
SECTION   2.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. TALLON explained the amendment.

Rep. TALLON moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, June 3, which was agreed to.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

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

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., May 29, 2014
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it concurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 909:

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.
and has ordered the Bill enrolled for ratification.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5329 (Word version) -- Reps. Felder, D. C. Moss, Long, King, Delleney, Norman, Simrill, V. S. Moss and Pope: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE NATION FORD LAND TRUST AND CONGRATULATE ITS MEMBERS AS THEY CELEBRATE TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF PRESERVING THE OPEN SPACE, NATURAL BEAUTY, AND SCENIC HERITAGE OF YORK COUNTY.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5330 (Word version) -- Reps. Limehouse, 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, 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 WANDO HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM ON WINNING THE 2014 CLASS AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5331 (Word version) -- Reps. Long, Lucas and Norrell: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE LIEUTENANT MICHAEL MILLER OF LANCASTER ON BEING SELECTED AS THE SOUTH CAROLINA SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION 2013 DEPUTY OF THE YEAR.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5332 (Word version) -- Reps. Anderson, Alexander, Allison, 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, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR THE REVEREND JOHN H. GILLISON, PRESIDING ELDER OF THE AME CHURCH'S EDISTO DISTRICT, FOR HIS FIFTY-SIX YEARS OF GOSPEL MINISTRY, TO CONGRATULATE HIM ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT, AND TO WISH HIM GOD'S RICHEST BLESSINGS AS HE CONTINUES TO SERVE THE LORD.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5336 (Word version) -- Reps. Williams, Alexander, Hayes, Lowe, Lucas and Munnerlyn: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR WILLIAM L. "BILL" FLEMING, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF MARLBORO ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AFTER FORTY-THREE YEARS OF EXEMPLARY SERVICE, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5333 (Word version) -- Reps. Funderburk, 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, 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 HONOR AND RECOGNIZE ROSALIND WATSON FOR HER SERVICE AS DIRECTOR OF KERSHAW COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS, TO CONGRATULATE HER ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT, AND TO WISH HER WELL IN HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

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

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5335 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Sandifer, Hardwick, Stavrinakis, Bannister, Delleney, Lucas, Owens and White: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO URGE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO SUPPORT LEGISLATION REAUTHORIZING THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK FOR AN ADDITIONAL FIVE YEARS BECAUSE FAILURE TO DO SO WOULD CREATE AN ADVERSE IMPACT ON THE FUTURE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

H. 5334 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 22 TO TITLE 56 SO AS TO ENACT THE "TAKE PALMETTO PRIDE WHERE YOU LIVE ACT", TO CREATE THE TAKE PALMETTO PRIDE WHERE YOU LIVE ACT COMMISSION UNDER THE AUSPICES OF, AND STAFFED BY, THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERS, POWERS, AND DUTIES; TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION SHALL DEVELOP A STRATEGIC STATE PLAN FOR LITTER REMOVAL, REDUCTION AND PREVENTION, AND LITTER LAW ENFORCEMENT THROUGH THE COORDINATION AND COOPERATION OF STATE AGENCIES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, PRIVATE PROFIT AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESS, AND INDUSTRY TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPONENTS OF THE PLAN; TO AMEND SECTION 24-23-115, RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVICE WORK AS A CONDITION OF PROBATION OR SUSPENSION OF A SENTENCE, SO AS TO DEFINE "PUBLIC SERVICE WORK" AS PARTICIPATING IN A LITTER REMOVAL PROGRAM OR ANOTHER LITTER PROGRAM UNDER THE COMMISSION UNLESS THE COURT FINDS THAT PARTICIPATION IN SUCH A PROGRAM IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR THE OFFENDER; AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 67, TITLE 44 RELATING TO THE "LITTER CONTROL ACT OF 1978" UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

S. 1328 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION REVIEW AND COMMENT PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN BUILDING PERMITS IN BERKELEY COUNTY.
On motion of Rep. DANING, with unanimous consent, the Joint Resolution was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

H. 4265--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 4265 (Word version) -- Reps. McCoy, Harrell and Merrill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 5-3-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROCEDURE FOR ANNEXATION OF SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN ADDITIONAL METHOD OF ANNEXATION BY RESOLUTION OF A SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT WHEN A PREEXISTING MUNICIPALITY ANNEXES A MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION OF THE DISTRICT OR WHEN A MUNICIPALITY INCORPORATES A MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION OF A DISTRICT.

Rep. STAVRINAKIS moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, June 3, which was agreed to.

S. 809--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 809 (Word version) -- Senator Leatherman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 4-10-330, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CAPITAL PROJECTS SALES TAX, SO AS TO DELETE A PROVISION ALLOWING THE REFERENDUM FOR IMPOSITION OR REIMPOSITION TO BE HELD AT A TIME OTHER THAN AT THE TIME OF THE GENERAL ELECTION.

Rep. WHITE moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, June 3, which was agreed to.

S. 535--RECONSIDERED

Rep. WHITE moved to reconsider the vote whereby debate was adjourned on the following Bill until Tuesday, June 3, which was agreed to:

S. 535 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Alexander, L. Martin, McGill, Coleman, Jackson, Campbell, Setzler, Cromer, O'Dell, Sheheen, Turner, Fair, Ford, Nicholson, Hayes and Pinckney: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 11 TO CHAPTER 119, TITLE 59, ENACTING "THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISE ACT", SO AS TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY BY RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH AN ENTERPRISE DIVISION AS PART OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN ASSETS, PROGRAMS, AND OPERATIONS OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION IS EXEMPT FROM VARIOUS STATE LAWS GOVERNING PROCUREMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES, PERSONNEL, AND DISPOSITION OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY WITH SOME SUCH EXEMPTIONS APPLYING AUTOMATICALLY AND OTHERS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL ACTIONS BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TO PROVIDE THAT BONDS, NOTES, OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF INDEBTEDNESS MAY BE ISSUED FOR THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION AND PROVIDE AUDIT AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 8-11-260, 8-17-370, AND 11-35-710, ALL AS AMENDED, AND RELATING RESPECTIVELY TO EXEMPTIONS FROM STATE PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATIONS, THE STATE EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE ACT, AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSOLIDATED PROCUREMENT CODE, SO AS TO ADD EXEMPTIONS CONFORMING TO THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISE ACT.

S. 535--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 535 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Alexander, L. Martin, McGill, Coleman, Jackson, Campbell, Setzler, Cromer, O'Dell, Sheheen, Turner, Fair, Ford, Nicholson, Hayes and Pinckney: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 11 TO CHAPTER 119, TITLE 59, ENACTING "THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISE ACT", SO AS TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY BY RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH AN ENTERPRISE DIVISION AS PART OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN ASSETS, PROGRAMS, AND OPERATIONS OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION IS EXEMPT FROM VARIOUS STATE LAWS GOVERNING PROCUREMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES, PERSONNEL, AND DISPOSITION OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY WITH SOME SUCH EXEMPTIONS APPLYING AUTOMATICALLY AND OTHERS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL ACTIONS BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TO PROVIDE THAT BONDS, NOTES, OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF INDEBTEDNESS MAY BE ISSUED FOR THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION AND PROVIDE AUDIT AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 8-11-260, 8-17-370, AND 11-35-710, ALL AS AMENDED, AND RELATING RESPECTIVELY TO EXEMPTIONS FROM STATE PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATIONS, THE STATE EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE ACT, AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSOLIDATED PROCUREMENT CODE, SO AS TO ADD EXEMPTIONS CONFORMING TO THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISE ACT.

The Ways and Means Committee proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 535 (COUNCIL\BBM\535C004. BBM.HTC14), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/   SECTION   1.   Chapter 101, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Article 5
Permanent Improvement Project Review

Section 59-101-1310.   The purpose of this article is to specify the manner and time in which Joint Bond Review Committee approval is necessary for a permanent improvement project of a public institution of higher learning. To the extent that the provisions of this article conflict with any other provisions of law, the provisions of this article shall govern.

Section 59-101-1320.   As used in this article:

(1)   'Committee' means the Joint Bond Review Committee.

(2)   'Authority' means the State Budget and Control Board or its successor entity the State Fiscal Accountability Authority.

(3)   'Public institution of higher learning' has the meaning provided in Section 59-103-5.

(4)   'Phase one construction submittal' or 'POCS' means a request to acquire professional services for predesign or design work, or both, through development of concept design and preparation of a project budget for complete project design and construction. The product of these services must be a statement of project scope and budget. Predesign and design services must include, but not be limited to, design objectives, site requirements, project schedule, human, vehicular, and material flow patterns, general space allocations, site measurements, environmental considerations/impacts, utility systems, deed and zoning analyses, and preliminary building plans and elevations.

(5)   'Phase two construction submittal' or 'PTCS' means a request to acquire and complete final design and construction documents and to execute construction documents to begin and complete construction.

(6)   'Limited review', with respect to new construction, renovations, or acquisitions, means that a permanent improvement project is exempt from receiving approval for a POCS from both the committee and the authority. However, projects are still required to receive PTCS approval from both the committee and the authority.

(7)   'Modified review', with respect to new construction, renovations or acquisitions, means that a permanent improvement project's POCS is considered approved by the committee unless a member of the committee objects within fifteen days of being provided a copy of the POCS by committee staff. If no objection is noted and the POCS stands approved, approval from the authority is not required. However, projects are still required to receive PTCS approval from both the committee and the authority. With respect to leases, 'modified review' means the lease request is considered approved by the committee unless a member of the committee objects within fifteen days of being provided a copy of the submission by committee staff. If no objection is noted and the approval stands, approval from the authority is not required and the lease request is considered to have received final approval.

(8)   'Full review', with respect to new construction, renovations or acquisitions, means the permanent improvement project must receive both POCS and PTCS approval from both the committee and the authority.

(9)   'Highly rated' means a public institution of higher learning receiving AAA credit ratings from either Standard and Poor's Ratings Services or Fitch Ratings or Aaa ratings from Moody's Investors Service.

(10)   'Well rated' means a public institution of higher learning receiving AA+, AA, or AA- credit ratings from either Standard and Poor's Ratings Services or Fitch Ratings or Aa1, Aa2, or Aa3 ratings from Moody's Investors Service.

(11)   'Medium Rated' means a public institution of higher learning receiving A+, A, or A- credit ratings from either Standard and Poor's Ratings Services or Fitch Ratings or A1, A2, or A3 ratings from Moody's Investors Service.

(12)   'Low or unrated' means a public institution of higher learning receiving BBB+ or lower credit ratings from either Standard and Poor's Ratings Services or Fitch Ratings or Baa1 or lower rating from Moody's Investors Service or a public institution of higher learning that has not received a credit rating from Standard and Poor's Ratings Services, Fitch Ratings or Moody's Investors Service in the past two years.

Section 59-101-1330.   For a public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project funded in whole or in part with the use of institutional bonds of a public institution of higher learning requires a full review by the committee and authority.

Section 59-101-1340.   (A)   For a highly rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project funded in whole or in part by revenue bonds of the institution requires a:

(1)   limited review for a project for which the total cost is less than forty million dollars; and

(2)   modified review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than forty million dollars.

(B)   For a well rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project funded in whole or in part by revenue bonds of the institution requires a:

(1)   limited review for a project for which the total cost is less than forty million dollars; and

(2)   full review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than forty million dollars.

(C)   For a medium rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project funded in whole or in part by revenue bonds of the institution requires a:

(1)   modified review for a project for which the total cost is less than forty million dollars;

(2)   full review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than forty million dollars.

(D)   For a low or unrated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project funded in whole or in part by revenue bonds of the institution requires full review regardless of total cost.

Section 59-101-1350.   (A)   For a highly rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving new construction utilizing one hundred percent private funds or gifts requires a limited review for a project for which the total cost is greater than five hundred thousand dollars.

(B)   For a well rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving new construction utilizing one hundred percent private funds or gifts requires a:

(1)   limited review for a project for which the total cost is greater than five hundred thousand dollars but less than ten million dollars; and

(2)   modified review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than ten million dollars.

(C)   For a medium rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving new construction utilizing one hundred percent private funds or gifts requires a:

(1)   limited review for a project for which the total cost is greater than five hundred thousand dollars but less than five million dollars;

(2)   modified review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than five million dollars but less than ten million dollars; and

(3)   full review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than ten million dollars.

(D)   For a low or unrated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving new construction utilizing one hundred percent private funds or gifts requires a full review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than five hundred thousand dollars.

Section 59-101-1360.   (A)   For a highly rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving renovations utilizing one hundred percent private funds or gifts requires a limited review for a project for which the total cost is greater than one million dollars.

(B)   For a well rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving renovations utilizing one hundred percent private funds or gifts requires a:

(1)   limited review for a project for which the total cost is greater than one million dollars but less than ten million dollars; and

(2)   modified review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than ten million dollars.

(C)   For a medium rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving renovations utilizing one hundred percent private funds or gifts requires a:

(1)   limited review for a project for which the total cost is greater than one million dollars but less than five million dollars;

(2)   modified review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than five million dollars but less than ten million dollars; and

(3)   full review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than ten million dollars.

(D)   For a low or unrated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving renovations utilizing one hundred percent private funds or gifts requires a full review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than one million dollars.

Section 59-101-1370.   (A)   For a highly rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving new construction utilizing sources of funds that are not debt requires a:

(1)   limited review for a project for which the total cost is greater than five hundred thousand dollars but less than seven million dollars; and

(2)   modified review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than seven million dollars.

(B)   For a well rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving new construction utilizing sources of funds that are not debt requires a:

(1)   limited review for a project for which the total cost is greater than five hundred thousand dollars but less than five million dollars; and

(2)   modified review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than five million dollars.

(C)   For a medium rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving new construction utilizing sources of funds that are not debt requires a:

(1)   limited review for a project for which the total cost is greater than five hundred thousand dollars but less than five million dollars;

(2)   modified review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than five million dollars but less than seven million dollars; and

(3)   full review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than seven million dollars.

(D)   For a low or unrated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving new construction utilizing sources of funds that are not debt requires a full review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than five hundred thousand dollars.

Section 59-101-1380.   (A)   For a highly rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving renovations utilizing sources of funds that are not debt requires a:

(1)   limited review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than one million dollars but less than seven million dollars; and

(2)   modified review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than seven million dollars.

(B)   For a well rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving renovations utilizing sources of funds that are not debt requires a:

(1)   limited review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than one million dollars but less than five million dollars; and

(2)   modified review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than five million dollars.

(C)   For a medium rated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving renovations utilizing sources of funds that are not debt requires a:

(1)   limited review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than one million dollars but less than five million dollars;

(2)   modified review for a project for which the total cost is equal to or greater than five million dollars but less than seven million dollars; and

(3)   full review for a project for which the total cost is more than seven million dollars.

(D)   For a low or unrated public institution of higher learning, a permanent improvement project involving renovations utilizing sources of funds that are not debt requires a full review for a project for which the total cost is greater than one million dollars.

Section 59-101-1390.   (A)   For a highly rated public institution of higher learning, an acquisition utilizing any source of funds requires a:

(1)   limited review for an acquisition for which the total cost is greater than two hundred fifty thousand dollars but less than one million dollars; and

(2)   modified review for an acquisition for which the total cost is equal to or greater than one million dollars.

(B)   For a well rated public institution of higher learning, an acquisition utilizing any source of funds requires a modified review for an acquisition for which the total cost is greater than two hundred fifty thousand dollars.

(C)   For a medium rated public institution of higher learning, an acquisition utilizing any source of funds requires a:

(1)   modified review for an acquisition for which the total cost is greater than two hundred fifty thousand dollars but less than one million dollars; and

(2)   full review for an acquisition for which the total cost is equal to or greater than one million dollars.

(D)   For a low or unrated public institution of higher learning, an acquisition utilizing any source of funds requires a full review for an acquisition for which the total cost is greater than two hundred fifty thousand dollars.

Section 59-101-1400.   (A)   For a highly rated and a well rated public institution of higher learning, a lease utilizing any source of funds requires a:

(1)   modified review for a lease for which the total cost is greater than one million dollars but less than three million dollars; and

(2)   full review for a lease for which the total cost is equal to or greater than three million dollars.

(B)   For a medium rated and a low or unrated public institution of higher learning, a lease utilizing any source of funds requires a full review for a lease for which the total cost is greater than one million dollars.

Section 59-101-1410.   Nothing in this article is intended to supercede committee or authority, or both committee and authority staff level approval for certain projects as provided in Title 2, Chapter 47.

Section 59-101-1420.   Notwithstanding a credit rating to the contrary, a public institution of higher learning which is in deficit posture, has not completed its annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) on time, received material findings in a procurement audit, state auditor's report, or an Inspector General's report, is deemed low or unrated for the purposes of this article. Upon completion of corrective action on any of these items, the public institution of higher learning shall operate subject to its stated credit rating."
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Rep. WHITE explained the amendment.
Rep. WHITE spoke in favor of the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Reps. STAVRINAKIS and WHITE proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to S. 535 (COUNCIL\NBD\535C003.NBD.AC14), which was adopted:
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/   SECTION   __.   A.   Article 1, Chapter 103, Title 59 is amended by adding:

"Section 59-103-22.   The University of Charleston, South Carolina, as provided for in this chapter is hereby designated a 'research institution' as provided in Section 59-103-15 (B)(1), and as such is eligible to participate in South Carolina Research Centers of Economic Excellence as provided in Title 2, Chapter 75. The University of Charleston, South Carolina, shall submit a mission statement corresponding with its designation as a research institution before January 1, 2015, and this mission statement must be approved by the Commission on Higher Education before April 1, 2015. The University of Charleston, South Carolina, shall not duplicate any degree programs offered in the Charleston region. The provisions of this section do not alter the designation of the College of Charleston as a four-year liberal arts college. The University of Charleston, South Carolina, and the College of Charleston must each be established as separate budget sections in the annual appropriations bill."
B.   Section 2-75-5 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 2-75-5.   (A)   This chapter is known and may be cited as the 'South Carolina Research Centers of Economic Excellence Act'.

(B)   The General Assembly finds that:

(1)   it is in the public interest to create incentives for the senior research universities of South Carolina consisting of Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Charleston, South Carolina, and the University of South Carolina to raise capital from the private sector to fund endowments for professorships in research areas targeted to create well-paying jobs and enhanced economic opportunities for the people of South Carolina;

(2)   these endowed professorships should be used to recruit and maintain leading scientists and engineers at the senior research universities of South Carolina for the purposes of developing and leveraging the research capabilities of the universities for the creation of well-paying jobs and enhanced economic opportunities in knowledge-based industries for all South Carolinians;

(3)   in communities across the United States in which better paying jobs and enhanced economic development in knowledge-based industries has flourished, the local or state government has created incentives and made a long-term commitment to public and private funding for a significant number of endowments for professorships in targeted knowledge-based industries;

(4)   the South Carolina Education Lottery provides a source of funding and an incentive for the senior research universities to raise, in dollar-for-dollar matching amounts, sums from nonstate sources sufficient to create endowed professorships;

(5)   these endowed professorships should be awarded to the senior research universities through a competitive application process, provided that the competitive process must encourage the senior research universities to submit cooperative applications with one another as well as in cooperation with other institutions of higher education; and

(6)   these endowed professorships, funded equally from the South Carolina Education Lottery and from other nonstate sources, provide a foundation for the creation of centers of economic excellence; and

(7)   these endowed professorships and senior research universities shall seek collaboration and develop partnerships with similarly focused programs at the state's technical colleges to meet the workforce demands of South Carolina's growing economy."     /
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Rep. WHITE explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 82; Nays 13

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Barfield               Bernstein              Bingham
Bowers                 Branham                Brannon
R. L. Brown            Burns                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cole                   Crosby
Daning                 Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Edge                   Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gambrell               George
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Govan
Hardwick               Harrell                Hart
Hayes                  Herbkersman            Hiott
Hodges                 Horne                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Kennedy
Knight                 Limehouse              Long
Lucas                  Mack                   McEachern
M. S. McLeod           Mitchell               D. C. Moss
Munnerlyn              Murphy                 Newton
R. L. Ott              Pope                   Quinn
Ridgeway               Rivers                 Rutherford
Ryhal                  Sabb                   Sandifer
Sellers                Simrill                Skelton
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Southard
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Vick                   Weeks                  Wells
Whipper                White                  Williams
Wood

Total--82

Those who voted in the negative are:

Anthony                Bedingfield            Chumley
Forrester              Hamilton               Loftis
Lowe                   Nanney                 Norman
Parks                  Pitts                  Riley
Willis

Total--13

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

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on S. 535. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. V. Stephen Moss

S. 535--MOTION TO RECONSIDER TABLED

Rep. WHITE moved to reconsider the vote whereby the following Bill was given second reading:

S. 535 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Alexander, L. Martin, McGill, Coleman, Jackson, Campbell, Setzler, Cromer, O'Dell, Sheheen, Turner, Fair, Ford, Nicholson, Hayes and Pinckney: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 11 TO CHAPTER 119, TITLE 59, ENACTING "THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISE ACT", SO AS TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY BY RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH AN ENTERPRISE DIVISION AS PART OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN ASSETS, PROGRAMS, AND OPERATIONS OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION IS EXEMPT FROM VARIOUS STATE LAWS GOVERNING PROCUREMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES, PERSONNEL, AND DISPOSITION OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY WITH SOME SUCH EXEMPTIONS APPLYING AUTOMATICALLY AND OTHERS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL ACTIONS BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TO PROVIDE THAT BONDS, NOTES, OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF INDEBTEDNESS MAY BE ISSUED FOR THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION AND PROVIDE AUDIT AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 8-11-260, 8-17-370, AND 11-35-710, ALL AS AMENDED, AND RELATING RESPECTIVELY TO EXEMPTIONS FROM STATE PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATIONS, THE STATE EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE ACT, AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSOLIDATED PROCUREMENT CODE, SO AS TO ADD EXEMPTIONS CONFORMING TO THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISE ACT.

Rep. WHITE moved to table the motion to reconsider, which was agreed to.

OBJECTION TO MOTION

Rep. WHITE asked unanimous consent that S. 535 (Word version) be read a third time tomorrow.
Rep. QUINN objected.

S. 1305--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

S. 1305 (Word version) -- Fish, Game and Forestry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, RELATING TO SEASONS, LIMITS, METHODS OF TAKE AND SPECIAL USE RESTRICTIONS ON WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4443, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. HARDWICK explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 93; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atwater                Barfield
Bedingfield            Bingham                Bowers
Branham                Brannon                R. L. Brown
Burns                  Chumley                Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cole                   H. A. Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Edge
Erickson               Felder                 Forrester
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gambrell
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Govan
Hamilton               Hardwick               Harrell
Hart                   Herbkersman            Hiott
Hixon                  Hodges                 Horne
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Kennedy                Knight                 Limehouse
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   McEachern
M. S. McLeod           Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn              Murphy
Nanney                 Newton                 Norman
R. L. Ott              Owens                  Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Quinn
Ridgeway               Riley                  Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sabb
Sandifer               Simrill                Skelton
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Southard
Spires                 Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  Vick
Weeks                  Wells                  White
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.

S. 1305--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. HARDWICK, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that S. 1305 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

S. 894--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 894 (Word version) -- Senators Massey and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 14 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO COURTS, BY ADDING SECTION 14-1-240, TO PROVIDE THAT A FIVE DOLLAR SURCHARGE TO FUND TRAINING AT THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY SHALL BE LEVIED ON ALL FINES, FORFEITURES, ESCHEATMENTS, OR OTHER MONETARY PENALTIES IMPOSED IN THE GENERAL SESSIONS COURT OR IN MAGISTRATES OR MUNICIPAL COURT FOR MISDEMEANOR TRAFFIC OFFENSES OR FOR NONTRAFFIC VIOLATIONS.

Rep. PITTS explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 89; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atwater                Barfield
Bingham                Bowers                 Brannon
R. L. Brown            Burns                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cole                   H. A. Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Edge
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gambrell
Goldfinch              Govan                  Hardwick
Harrell                Hart                   Herbkersman
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hodges
Horne                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Kennedy                Knight
Limehouse              Loftis                 Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   McEachern
M. S. McLeod           Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn              Nanney
Newton                 Norman                 R. L. Ott
Owens                  Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Quinn                  Ridgeway
Riley                  Rivers                 Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sabb
Sandifer               Simrill                Skelton
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Southard
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Vick                   Weeks                  Wells
Whipper                White                  Williams
Willis                 Wood

Total--89

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

S. 894--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. PITTS, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that S. 894 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

S. 897--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 897 (Word version) -- Senator Coleman: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-11-723 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO RETIRES FROM A SOLICITOR'S OFFICE MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE PLANS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE COUNTY IN WHICH HE IS EMPLOYED AT THE TIME OF HIS RETIREMENT PARTICIPATES IN THESE PLANS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS RETROACTIVE TO JANUARY 1, 2012.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. ATWATER made the Point of Order that the Bill was improperly before the House for consideration since its number and title have not been printed in the House Calendar at least one statewide legislative day prior to second reading.
The SPEAKER sustained the Point of Order.

OBJECTION TO RECALL

Rep. TALLON asked unanimous consent to recall S. 1243 (Word version) from the Committee on Judiciary.
Rep. MCEACHERN objected.

OBJECTION TO RECALL

Rep. J. E. SMITH asked unanimous consent to recall H. 5295 (Word version) from the Committee on Judiciary.
Rep. ATWATER objected.

OBJECTION TO RECALL

Rep. TALLON asked unanimous consent to recall S. 1243 (Word version) from the Committee on Judiciary.
Rep. J. E. SMITH objected.

S. 1329--RECALLED FROM COMMITTEE ON EDGEFIELD DELEGATION

On motion of Rep. HIXON, with unanimous consent, the following Bill was ordered recalled from the Committee on Edgefield Delegation:

S. 1329 (Word version) -- Senator Massey: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 595 OF 1992, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE EDGEFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO REVISE THE SEVEN SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS FROM WHICH THE TRUSTEES ARE ELECTED BEGINNING WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS IN 2014, TO DESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THESE ELECTION DISTRICTS ARE DELINEATED, AND TO PROVIDE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE NEWLY DRAWN ELECTION DISTRICTS.

OBJECTION TO RECALL

Rep. CROSBY asked unanimous consent to recall H. 3177 (Word version) from the Committee on Judiciary.
Rep. DELLENEY objected.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. LIMEHOUSE moved that the House recur to the morning hour.

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

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

H. 5335 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Sandifer, Hardwick, Stavrinakis, Bannister, Delleney, Lucas, Owens and White: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO URGE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO SUPPORT LEGISLATION REAUTHORIZING THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK FOR AN ADDITIONAL FIVE YEARS BECAUSE FAILURE TO DO SO WOULD CREATE AN ADVERSE IMPACT ON THE FUTURE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5337 (Word version) -- Reps. M. S. McLeod, 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, 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 COMMEND THE OUTSTANDING LEGACY AND FINE PROFESSIONAL TRADITION OF THE MORRIS FUNERAL HOME OF BENNETTSVILLE AND TO CONGRATULATE THE FAMILY OWNERS AND THE STAFF AS THEY CELEBRATE THEIR ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF SERVING FAMILIES WITH DIGNITY AND COMPASSION.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5338 (Word version) -- Reps. D. C. Moss, Tallon and V. S. Moss: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE LIMESTONE COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE TEAM, COACHES, AND COLLEGE OFFICIALS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2014 NCAA DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

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

Rep. ANDERSON moved that the House do now adjourn, pending ratification of Acts, which was agreed to.

RETURNED WITH CONCURRENCE

The Senate returned to the House with concurrence the following:

H. 5272 (Word version) -- Reps. Hardee and Edge: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RENAME "STALVEY BELLAMY INTERSECTION" WHICH IS LOCATED AT THE JUNCTURE OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAYS 9 AND 57 IN HORRY COUNTY "STEVENS CROSSROADS" TO REFLECT ITS HISTORICAL DESIGNATION AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION THAT CONTAIN THIS DESIGNATION.

H. 5291 (Word version) -- Rep. Munnerlyn: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF THE CHERAW HIGHWAY IN MARLBORO COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH WEST MAIN STREET IN THE CITY OF BENNETTSVILLE TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH THE MARLBORO/CHESTERFIELD COUNTY LINE THE "JAMES S. 'JIMMY' MCLEOD, SR. MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THIS DESIGNATION.

RATIFICATION OF ACTS
FOR MAY 29, 2014

Pursuant to an invitation the Honorable Speaker and House of Representatives appeared in the Senate Chamber on May 29, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. and the following Acts and Joint Resolutions were ratified:

(R205, S. 293 (Word version)) -- Senator Cleary: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 4-23-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LEVY AND COLLECTION OF TAXES IN THE MURRELL'S INLET-GARDEN CITY FIRE DISTRICT, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF AN ADDITIONAL FOUR MILLS.

(R206, S. 294 (Word version)) -- Senators Cleary and Ford: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 6-4-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EXPENDITURE OF LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX REVENUES, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS, FUNDS MAY BE USED FOR BEACH RENOURISHMENT, AND TO ALLOW A MUNICIPALITY OR COUNTY, IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS, UPON A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY, TO HOLD THE FUNDS FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS IF THE FUNDS ARE COMMITTED FOR THE CONTROL AND REPAIR OF WATERFRONT EROSION, INCLUDING BEACH RENOURISHMENT.

(R207, S. 343 (Word version)) -- Senator Hayes: AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 7, TITLE 36, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ARTICLE 7 OF THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, SO AS TO REVISE THE CHAPTER IN ITS ENTIRETY IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS OF TITLE; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 36, SECTIONS 36-2-103, 36-2-104, 36-2-202, 36-2-310, 36-2-323, 36-2-401, 36-2-503, 36-2-505, 36-2-506, 36-2-509, 36-2-605, 36-2-705, 36-2A-103, 36-2A-501, 36-2A-514, 36-2A-518, 36-2A-519, 36-2A-527, 36-2A-528, 36-3-103, 36-4-104, 36-4-210, 36-4A-105, 36-4A-106, 36-4A-204, 36-5-103, 36-8-102, 36-9-102, 39-8-103, 36-9-203, 36-9-207, 36-9-208, 36-9-301, 36-9-310, 36-9-312, 36-9-313, 36-9-314, 36-9-317, 36-9-338, 36-9-601, ALL RELATING TO THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO REPEAL SECTION 36-2-208 RELATING TO THE COMMERCIAL CODE GOVERNING CERTAIN SALES AND SECTION 36-2A-207 RELATING TO THE COMMERCIAL CODE GOVERNING LEASES; TO PROVIDE FINDINGS THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT RELATE TO ONE SUBJECT; TO STATE THAT PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT ARE SEVERABLE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROSPECTIVE APPLICATION OF THIS ACT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT.

(R208, S. 356 (Word version)) -- Senators Alexander and Reese: AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 26, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO NOTARIES PUBLIC, SO AS TO DEFINE TERMS, TO MAKE GRAMMATICAL CORRECTIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT TO BE QUALIFIED FOR A NOTARIAL COMMISSION, A PERSON MUST BE REGISTERED TO VOTE AND READ AND WRITE IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, TO AUTHORIZE AND PROHIBIT CERTAIN ACTS OF A NOTARY PUBLIC, TO PROVIDE THE MAXIMUM FEE A NOTARY MAY CHARGE, TO PROVIDE THE PROCESS FOR GIVING A NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE, TO SPECIFY CHANGES FOR WHICH A NOTARY MUST NOTIFY THE SECRETARY OF STATE, TO PROVIDE THE ELEMENTS AND PENALTIES OF CERTAIN CRIMES RELATING TO NOTARIAL ACTS, AND TO PROVIDE THE FORM FOR A NOTARIZED DOCUMENT SENT TO ANOTHER STATE, AMONG OTHER THINGS.

(R209, S. 440 (Word version)) -- Senators Fair, Hutto and Jackson: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-19-1435 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE USE OF RESTRAINTS ON JUVENILES APPEARING IN COURT ARE PROHIBITED UNLESS THE RESTRAINTS ARE NECESSARY TO PREVENT THE JUVENILE FROM HARMING HIMSELF OR OTHERS OR IF THE JUVENILE IS A FLIGHT RISK AND THERE ARE NO LESS RESTRICTIVE ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE; TO GIVE A JUVENILE'S ATTORNEY THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD BEFORE THE COURT ORDERS THE USE OF RESTRAINTS; AND IF RESTRAINTS ARE ORDERED, TO REQUIRE THE COURT TO MAKE FINDINGS OF FACT IN SUPPORT OF THE ORDER; AND BY ADDING SECTION 24-13-425 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO KNOWINGLY, WITHOUT AUTHORITY, TO REMOVE, DESTROY, OR CIRCUMVENT THE OPERATION OF AN ELECTRONIC MONITORING DEVICE USED FOR DETENTION, A CONDITION OF BOND, PRETRIAL RELEASE, PROBATION, OR PAROLE OR TO REQUEST ANOTHER PERSON TO REMOVE, DESTROY, OR CIRCUMVENT THE OPERATION OF SUCH DEVICES AND TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.

(R210, S. 446 (Word version)) -- Senators Massey and L. Martin: AN ACT TO RATIFY AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 8, ARTICLE IV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE ELECTION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND TERM OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR MUST BE ELECTED JOINTLY WITH THE GOVERNOR IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY LAW; BY ADDING SECTION 37 TO ARTICLE III SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SENATE SHALL ELECT FROM AMONG ITS MEMBERS A PRESIDENT TO PRESIDE OVER THE SENATE AND TO PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS PROVIDED BY LAW; TO AMEND ARTICLE IV, RELATING TO THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, BY DELETING SECTIONS 9 AND 10, SO AS TO ELIMINATE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE PRESIDING OFFICER OF THE SENATE MADE OBSOLETE BY THE AMENDMENTS RATIFIED BY THIS ACT; TO AMEND SECTION 11, ARTICLE IV, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR FROM OFFICE BY IMPEACHMENT, DEATH, RESIGNATION, DISQUALIFICATION, DISABILITY, OR REMOVAL FROM THE STATE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNOR SHALL APPOINT, WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, A SUCCESSOR TO FULFILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12, ARTICLE IV, RELATING TO THE DISABILITY OF THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO CHANGE REFERENCES TO THE PRESIDING OFFICER OF THE SENATE TO CONFORM TO AMENDMENTS RATIFIED BY THIS ACT.

(R211, S. 495 (Word version)) -- Senators Lourie and Rankin: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-115, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FEES FOR CRIMINAL RECORD SEARCHES, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS WHICH PAY A REDUCED FEE TO INCLUDE LOCAL PARK AND RECREATION VOLUNTEERS THROUGH A COMMISSION, MUNICIPALITY, COUNTY, OR THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM.

(R212, S. 503 (Word version)) -- Senators Thurmond, Hembree, Campsen, Cleary, Rankin and Ford: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 6 SO AS TO ENACT THE "BEACH PRESERVATION ACT", TO ALLOW A QUALIFIED COASTAL MUNICIPALITY TO IMPOSE A FEE NOT TO EXCEED ONE PERCENT ON THE GROSS PROCEEDS DERIVED FROM THE RENTAL OR CHARGES FOR ACCOMMODATIONS FURNISHED TO TRANSIENTS SUBJECT TO THE MUNICIPALITY'S LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX, TO PROVIDE THAT THE MUNICIPALITY MAY IMPOSE THE FEE ONLY AFTER ITS APPROVAL IN A REFERENDUM HELD IN THE MUNICIPALITY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE FEE IS IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES IMPOSED AND MUST NOT BE DEEMED CUMULATIVE TO OTHER LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES IMPOSED BY THE MUNICIPALITY, TO PROVIDE USES FOR WHICH THE FEE REVENUE MUST BE APPLIED, TO PROVIDE FOR REPORTING AND FOR REMITTANCE OF THESE FEES, AND TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS.

(R213, S. 560 (Word version)) -- Senator L. Martin: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 58-15-870, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE WILFULL AND MALICIOUS INJURY TO A RAILROAD OR ELECTRIC RAILWAY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO WILFULLY AND MALICIOUSLY CUT, MUTILATE, DEFACE, OR OTHERWISE INJURE A RAILROAD OR ELECTRIC RAILWAY, INCLUDING ANYTHING APPERTAINING TO THE RAILROAD OR ELECTRIC RAILWAY OR ANY MATERIAL OR INSTRUMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE RAILROAD OR ELECTRIC RAILWAY, TO PROVIDE A TIER OF PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS INCLUDING THOSE VIOLATIONS WHERE SPECIFIED CIRCUMSTANCES ARE PRESENT, AND TO ALSO PROVIDE THAT EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF AN ELECTRIC RAILWAY, THE PERSON COMMITTING THE VIOLATION SHALL FORFEIT TO THE RAILROAD COMPANY FOR EACH OFFENSE TREBLE THE DAMAGES PROVED TO HAVE BEEN SUSTAINED TO BE RECOVERED IN A TORT ACTION IN THE RAILROAD COMPANY'S NAME; AND BY ADDING SECTION 58-15-875 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO PURCHASE, SELL, OR TRANSPORT RAILROAD TRACK MATERIALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECYCLING, TO REQUIRE A SPECIFIED METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR RAILROAD TRACK MATERIALS, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE A TIER OF PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.

(R214, S. 561 (Word version)) -- Senator L. Martin: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-680, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PURCHASING, SELLING, AND TRANSPORTING OF NONFERROUS METALS, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "COIL"; TO PROVIDE THAT A SECONDARY METALS RECYCLER MUST NOT PURCHASE OR OTHERWISE ACQUIRE A COIL AND PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR PRESENTMENT OF A FALSIFIED BILL OF SALE; TO RESTRICT A SECONDARY METALS RECYCLER FROM ENTERING INTO CASH TRANSACTIONS IN PAYMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF COPPER, CATALYTIC CONVERTERS, OR BEER KEGS WHICH TOTAL TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS OR MORE AND PROHIBIT A SECONDARY METALS RECYCLER FROM ENTERING INTO MORE THAN ONE CASH TRANSACTION PER DAY PER SELLER FOR THESE PURCHASES; AND TO CLARIFY SELLERS FOR WHOM THE PROVISIONS OF THE SECTION DO NOT APPLY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

(R215, S. 569 (Word version)) -- Senators Davis, Turner, Campsen, Young, O'Dell, Cromer, Cleary, Hembree, Pinckney and Sheheen: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "COMPETITIVE INSURANCE ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 38-3-110, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE CHIEF INSURANCE COMMISSIONER, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR MUST ENGAGE IN CERTAIN EFFORTS TO PROVIDE MARKET ASSISTANCE AND PROMOTE CONSUMER EDUCATION TO COASTAL RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY INSURANCE CONSUMERS, AND TO PROVIDE THE DIRECTOR ANNUALLY MUST SUBMIT A REPORT REGARDING THE STATUS OF THE COASTAL PROPERTY INSURANCE MARKET TO CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND POST THIS REPORT ON THE INTERNET WEBSITE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE; TO AMEND SECTION 38-7-200, RELATING TO CREDITS AGAINST A PREMIUM TAX, SO AS TO DELETE A PROVISION APPLYING THE SECTION TO ALL NEW POLICIES ISSUED WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2007; TO AMEND SECTION 38-75-755, RELATING TO NOTIFICATION OF APPLICANTS OR RENEWING POLICYHOLDERS OF AVAILABLE CREDITS, DISCOUNTS, AND DEDUCTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL INSURERS SHALL NOTIFY APPLICANTS OR POLICYHOLDERS OF CERTAIN DISCLOSURES AT THE ISSUANCE OF NEW PERSONAL LINES RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY INSURANCE POLICIES AND AT EACH RENEWAL OF THESE POLICIES, TO PROVIDE THE DIRECTOR OR HIS DESIGNEE SHALL PRESCRIBE THE FORM AND MANNER FOR INSURER NOTICES OR DISCLOSURES, TO PROVIDE THESE DISCLOSURES ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT ADMISSIBLE IN RELATED LITIGATION EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO DELETE A PROVISION APPLYING THIS SECTION TO POLICIES ISSUED OR RENEWED AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2007; AND TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONDUCT A STUDY TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF CREATING A HURRICANE MODEL BY THE STATE WITH EMPHASIS ON THE ASSOCIATED COSTS AND CERTAIN LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE A SUMMARY OF ITS FINDINGS TO CERTAIN COMMITTEES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2015.

(R216, S. 657 (Word version)) -- Senator L. Martin: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 22-2-190, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MAGISTRATES COURT JURY AREAS IN EACH COUNTY, SO AS TO REVISE AND UPDATE THE TERRITORIAL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE JURY AREAS AND PROVIDE REFERENCES TO PUBLIC MAPS SHOWING THE JURY AREAS.

(R217, S. 687 (Word version)) -- Senator L. Martin: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA BLIND PERSON'S RIGHT TO PARENT ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 4 TO CHAPTER 15, TITLE 63 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 A DECISION CONCERNING ADOPTION MAY NOT BE BASED UPON THE SOLE CONSIDERATION THAT THE PERSON SEEKING TO ADOPT A CHILD IS BLIND.

(R218, S. 779 (Word version)) -- Senator Davis: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-19-60 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN SOCIAL TILES, CARDS, AND DICE GAMES ARE NOT UNLAWFUL UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

(R219, S. 812 (Word version)) -- Senator O'Dell: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 11-50-50, AS AMENDED, SECTIONS 11-50-60, 11-50-90, AND 11-50-160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, ALL RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AUTHORITY, SO AS TO UPDATE THE LIST OF COUNTIES IN WHICH A BOARD MEMBER MAY RESIDE OR REPRESENT, TO REMOVE THE AUTHORITY FROM THE JURISDICTION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT, AND TO NO LONGER REQUIRE THE AUTHORITY TO OBTAIN REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE JOINT BOND REVIEW COMMITTEE BEFORE PROVIDING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, BUT TO REQUIRE THE AUTHORITY TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE JOINT BOND REVIEW COMMITTEE REGARDING LOANS AND OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

(R220, S. 815 (Word version)) -- Senators L. Martin and Campsen: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SELECTION AND DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO SUPERVISE, REVIEW, AND AUDIT THE CONDUCT AND PERFORMANCE OF THE COUNTY BOARDS OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 7-3-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE REMEDIAL PROCEDURES WHEN THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION DETERMINES THAT A COUNTY BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS HAS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT AND REMOVAL OF MEMBERS OF COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO ESTABLISH COUNTY BOARDS OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR COMPOSITION, TERMS, AND DUTIES; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-20, RELATING TO DEPUTY MEMBERS OF COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT COUNTY BOARDS OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS MAY APPOINT DEPUTY MEMBERS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-30, RELATING TO THE DUTIES AND TERMS OF MEMBERS OF COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO THE MEMBERS' TERMS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PARTY CONVENTION NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PARTY MAY CHOOSE TO CHANGE FROM NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES BY PRIMARY TO A METHOD TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES BY CONVENTION AND TO CLARIFY THAT A POLITICAL PARTY THAT HAS NOMINATED CANDIDATES BY CONVENTION IN THE PREVIOUS ELECTION CYCLE IS NOT REQUIRED TO HOLD A PRIMARY IN ORDER TO CONTINUE USING THE CONVENTION METHOD TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES; TO REPEAL SECTION 7-5-35 RELATING TO COMBINED COUNTY ELECTION AND REGISTRATION COMMISSIONS, SECTION 7-13-70 RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT, REMOVAL, AND TRAINING OF COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONERS, AND CHAPTER 27, TITLE 7 RELATING TO COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTION COMMISSIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SELECTION AND DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO PUBLISH ON THE COMMISSION'S WEBSITE CERTAIN CHANGES TO VOTING PROCEDURES ENACTED BY STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

(R221, S. 826 (Word version)) -- Senator Rankin: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 38-73-500, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RANDOM DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING PROCEDURES CONCERNING MERIT RATING FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SINGLE SAMPLE MAY BE USED FOR THE FIRST AND SECOND TESTS IF A SECOND TEST IS ADMINISTERED.

(R222, S. 828 (Word version)) -- Senators Fair and Turner: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-41-75 SO AS TO EXEMPT CERTAIN BOND REIMBURSEMENT REQUIREMENTS IF A CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW CENTER IS SOLD AND IS TO BE REPLACED WITH A NEW CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW CENTER, AND TO SET FORTH EXEMPTION REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 11-41-70, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BONDS, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE.

(R223, S. 839 (Word version)) -- Senators Bryant, Bright and Davis: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 55 TO TITLE 46 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS LAWFUL TO GROW INDUSTRIAL HEMP IN THIS STATE, THAT INDUSTRIAL HEMP IS EXCLUDED FROM THE DEFINITION OF MARIJUANA, TO PROHIBIT THE GROWING OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP AND MARIJUANA ON THE SAME PROPERTY OR OTHERWISE GROWING MARIJUANA IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP TO DISGUISE THE MARIJUANA GROWTH, TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.

(R224, S. 998 (Word version)) -- Senators Shealy, Malloy, Turner, Massey and Corbin: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-16-140, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF MOTORCYCLE DEALER AND WHOLESALER LICENSES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A DEALER'S EXHIBITION LICENSE THAT ALLOWS A HOLDER TO EXHIBIT MOTORCYCLES AND THEIR RELATED PRODUCTS AT FAIRS, RECREATIONAL OR SPORTS SHOWS, VACATION SHOWS, AND OTHER SIMILAR EVENTS OR SHOWS.

(R225, S. 1000 (Word version)) -- Senators Peeler and Reese: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT IN 2015 AND 2016, THE ANNUAL FEE FOR THE AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURER STANDARD LICENSE PLATE FOR VEHICLES IN THE MANUFACTURER'S EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PROGRAM AND FOR THE TESTING, DISTRIBUTION, EVALUATION, AND PROMOTION OF ITS VEHICLES IS SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR DOLLARS, TO PROVIDE THAT TWENTY DOLLARS OF EACH FEE IS CREDITED TO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE STATE AND THE BALANCE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ENTIRE FEE AMOUNT BE CREDITED TO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE STATE FOR NONRESIDENT PARTICIPANTS IN THE EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PROGRAM.

(R226, S. 1007 (Word version)) -- Senators Campbell and O'Dell: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 29-3-625 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROCESS FOR EXPEDITING MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMINOLOGY.

(R227, S. 1032 (Word version)) -- Senators Campsen, Verdin and Reese: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-320, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE'S COMPREHENSIVE BEACH MANAGEMENT PLAN, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OR THE OFFICE OF OCEAN AND COASTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO ALLOW THE USE OF PILOT PROJECTS TO ADDRESS BEACH OR DUNE EROSION AND TO ALLOW CONTINUED USE OF THESE PROJECTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

(R228, S. 1033 (Word version)) -- Senators Campbell, Leatherman, Setzler, O'Dell and Alexander: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-2-110 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN OUT-OF-STATE BUSINESS OR EMPLOYEE THAT PERFORMS DISASTER OR EMERGENCY-RELATED WORK IN THIS STATE IS EXEMPT FROM CERTAIN LICENSING AND TAXING PROVISIONS DURING THE DISASTER PERIOD, TO DEFINE TERMS, AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS.

(R229, S. 1035 (Word version)) -- Senators Davis, Rankin, Shealy, Cleary, L. Martin, Grooms, Bright, Pinckney, Coleman, Bryant, Verdin and Campbell: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO NARCOTICS AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION FOR "MARIJUANA" AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES TO EXISTING DEFINITIONS; BY ADDING ARTICLE 18 TO CHAPTER 53, TITLE 44 SO AS TO CREATE JULIAN'S LAW, TO AUTHORIZE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF STATEWIDE INVESTIGATION OF NEW DRUG APPLICATIONS APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL DRUG ADMINISTRATION THAT ALLOW TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH CERTAIN FORMS OF EPILEPSY WITH CANNABIDIOL AS PART OF CLINICAL TRIALS, TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY FROM ARREST, PROSECUTION, AND OTHER PENALTIES; TO REPEAL SECTION 44-53-150 RELATING TO A REVIEW OF CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR SALE AND USE OF MARIJUANA; AND TO CREATE A STUDY COMMITTEE TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR THE SALE AND USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

(R230, S. 1036 (Word version)) -- Senator Cleary: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 15, TITLE 40 SO AS TO ENACT THE "DENTAL SEDATION ACT", TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF VARYING LEVELS OF SEDATION TO DENTAL PATIENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-15-85, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE DENTISTRY PRACTICE ACT, SO AS TO ADD NECESSARY DEFINITIONS; AND TO DESIGNATE THE EXISTING SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 15, TITLE 40 AS ARTICLE 1 "GENERAL PROVISIONS".

(R231, S. 1065 (Word version)) -- Senator Hayes: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 43, TITLE 38 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE LIMITED LICENSING OF SELF-STORAGE FACILITIES TO SELL OR OFFER INSURANCE.

(R232, S. 1071 (Word version)) -- Senator Campsen: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-1-60, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SECTIONS 50-11-120, 50-11-150, AND SECTIONS 50-11-310, 50-11-335, AND 50-11-430, ALL AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF THE STATE INTO GAME ZONES, SMALL GAME SEASONS, SMALL GAME BAG LIMITS, THE OPEN SEASON FOR ANTLERED DEER, THE BAG LIMIT ON ANTLERED DEER, AND BEAR HUNTING, SO AS TO DECREASE THE NUMBER OF GAME ZONES, REVISE THE DATES FOR THE VARIOUS SMALL GAME SEASONS, TO REVISE THE SMALL GAME BAG LIMITS FOR THE VARIOUS GAME ZONES, AND TO REVISE THE DATES FOR THE VARIOUS ANTLERED DEER OPEN SEASONS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 50-11-2110 RELATING TO FIELD TRIALS IN AND PERMITS FOR GAME ZONE NINE.

(R233, S. 1076 (Word version)) -- Senators Shealy and Hembree: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-600, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION CARDS ISSUED TO AND FIREARM QUALIFICATION PROVIDED FOR RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERMS "IDENTIFICATION CARD" AND "QUALIFIED RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER", TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, TO PROVIDE THAT AN AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT OF THIS STATE MAY ISSUE IDENTIFICATION CARDS, AND TO ELIMINATE THE FEE IMPOSED TO OBTAIN AN IDENTIFICATION CARD.

(R234, S. 1085 (Word version)) -- Senators Campbell, Grooms, Matthews, McGill, O'Dell and Bennett: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 4-37-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE USE OF LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX OR TOLL REVENUES TO FINANCE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN A COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY IN WHICH THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX IS CURRENTLY IMPOSED FOR LESS THAN THE TWENTY-FIVE YEAR MAXIMUM IMPOSITION PERIOD, UPON REFERENDUM APPROVAL, MAY EXTEND WITHOUT INTERRUPTION THE INITIAL IMPOSITION PERIOD FOR UP TO SEVEN YEARS FOR NOT MORE THAN TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN THE AGGREGATE, INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL IMPOSITION PERIOD, TO PROVIDE WHAT QUESTIONS MUST APPEAR ON THE REFERENDUM BALLOT FOR THE EXTENSION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT REFERENDUMS TO IMPOSE OR EXTEND THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE SALES AND USE TAX MUST BE HELD AT THE TIME OF THE GENERAL ELECTION.

(R235, S. 1089 (Word version)) -- Senators Davis, Campsen, Grooms and Pinckney: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 54-3-700, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CESSATION OF MARINE TERMINAL OPERATIONS AND THE SALE OF PROPERTY AT PORT ROYAL, SO AS TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE STATE PORTS AUTHORITY HAS CEASED OPERATIONS AT PORT ROYAL, TO DIRECT THE STATE PORTS AUTHORITY TO SELL THE PORT ROYAL PROPERTY AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 2015, TO PROVIDE THE CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SALE, TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE THE SALE MAY BE CLOSED AFTER JUNE 30, 2015, BUT NOT LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, 2015, TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE PROPERTY IS NOT SOLD BY JUNE 30, 2015, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, OR NOT CLOSED BY DECEMBER 31, 2015, THE AUTHORITY MUST IRREVOCABLY TRANSFER THE PROPERTY ON JULY 1, 2015, TO THE DIVISION OF GENERAL SERVICES TO BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION; TO PROVIDE FOR AN APPRAISAL OF THE PROPERTY PRIOR TO SALE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROPERTY MAY BE SOLD BY THE STATE PORTS AUTHORITY OR GENERAL SERVICES FOR EIGHTY PERCENT OR MORE OF THE APPRAISED VALUE; TO PROVIDE THAT ALL SALES MUST BE MADE ACCORDING TO STATE PROCEDURES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF SALES PROCEEDS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A SALE OF THE PROPERTY PURSUANT TO THIS ACT SATISFIES THE STATE PORTS AUTHORITY BOARD'S FIDUCIARY DUTIES TO THE AUTHORITY AND TO THE AUTHORITY'S BOND HOLDERS.

(R236, S. 1136 (Word version)) -- Senators Shealy, Hembree, Bennett, Johnson, Campbell, Cleary, Turner, Cromer and McElveen: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-683 SO AS TO DESIGNATE BARBECUE AS THE OFFICIAL STATE PICNIC CUISINE.

(R237, S. 1172 (Word version)) -- Senators Nicholson, Hayes, Turner, Sheheen, L. Martin, McGill, Alexander, O'Dell, Johnson, Scott and Williams: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 60-15-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES FOR STATE-DESIGNATED CULTURAL DISTRICTS BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION, TO STATE THE INTENDED PURPOSE OF THE CULTURAL DISTRICTS, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO THE CULTURAL DISTRICTS.

(R238, S. 1173 (Word version)) -- Senator Hayes: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 11, TITLE 25 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA PRISONER OF WAR MEDAL, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNOR MAY PRESENT THE MEDAL ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO SET FORTH ELIGIBILITY, AND TO ALLOW THE MEDAL TO BE AWARDED TO A DECEASED OR ABSENT PERSON.

(R239, S. 1177 (Word version)) -- Senator Gregory: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-2200, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT, OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN ACTS OR CONDUCT ARE PROHIBITED ON STATE LAKES AND PONDS THAT ARE OWNED OR LEASED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND HERITAGE PRESERVES OWNED BY THE DEPARTMENT, TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, AND TO REVISE THE LIST OF ACTS OR CONDUCT THAT ARE PROHIBITED; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 50-13-2011 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY OVER THE LAKES AND PONDS THAT IT OWNS OR LEASES.

(R240, S. 1178 (Word version)) -- Senators Hembree and Campsen: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-2240 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES UPON WHICH A HUNTER'S PRIVILEGE TO PARTICIPATE IN A WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA LOTTERY HUNT MAY BE REVOKED AND TO PROVIDE A REMEDY FOR A HUNTER WHO IS NOT CONVICTED OF A VIOLATION ARISING FROM THE OCCURRENCE PRECIPITATING THE REVOCATION OF HIS PRIVILEGE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LOTTERY HUNT.

(R241, S. 1189 (Word version)) -- Senators Gregory, Reese, McElveen, Hembree, Hutto, Lourie, Campsen, Cleary, Allen, Shealy, O'Dell, Campbell, Cromer, Hayes, Verdin, Sheheen, L. Martin, Kimpson, Scott and Alexander: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 58-27-865, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "FUEL COST" AND RELATED PROVISIONS IN REGARD TO ELECTRIC UTILITY RATE DETERMINATIONS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION AND FURTHER PROVIDE FOR RELATED PROVISIONS; BY ADDING CHAPTER 39 TO TITLE 58 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A SOUTH CAROLINA DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCE PROGRAM, TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, TO SET GOALS FOR THE PROGRAM, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROCESS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING THE APPLICATION AND APPROVAL PROCESS FOR THE PROGRAM AND COST RECOVERY; BY ADDING CHAPTER 40 TO TITLE 58 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A NET ENERGY METERING PROGRAM, TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NET ENERGY METERING PROGRAM, INCLUDING COSTS AND THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AND THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF PURSUANT TO THIS PROGRAM; BY ADDING ARTICLE 23 TO CHAPTER 27, TITLE 58 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE LEASE OF RENEWABLE ELECTRIC GENERATION FACILITIES PROGRAM, TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LEASE PROGRAM, INCLUDING AN APPLICATION PROCESS AND REGISTRATION WITH THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE LEASE PROGRAM; BY ADDING SECTION 58-27-1050 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF SHALL INVESTIGATE AND REPORT TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ON FIXED COSTS, FIXED CHARGES, AND THE EXTENT OF COST SHIFTING THAT IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES WITHIN CURRENT UTILITY COST OF SERVICE RATEMAKING METHODOLOGIES, COST ALLOCATIONS, AND RATE DESIGNS; BY ADDING SECTION 58-27-460 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE STANDARDS FOR INTERCONNECTION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES AND OTHER NONUTILITY-OWNED GENERATION WITH A GENERATION CAPACITY OF TWO THOUSAND KILOWATTS OR LESS TO AN ELECTRICAL UTILITY'S DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND TO PROVIDE THAT NO CUSTOMER-GENERATOR OR CUSTOMER-GENERATOR LESSEE SHALL CONNECT OR OPERATE AN ELECTRIC GENERATION UNIT IN PARALLEL PHASE AND SYNCHRONIZATION WITH ANY ELECTRICAL UTILITY WITHOUT WRITTEN APPROVAL BY THE ELECTRICAL UTILITY THAT ALL OF THE COMMISSION'S REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET; TO PROVIDE THAT EACH DISTRIBUTION ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE BOARD SHALL CONSIDER CERTAIN GENERAL OBJECTIVES AND METHODOLOGY IN ADOPTING A NET ENERGY METERING POLICY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT EACH DISTRIBUTION ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE SHALL ADOPT A NET ENERGY METERING POLICY AND SHALL REPORT THEIR POLICY TO THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF WITHIN ONE YEAR; TO PROVIDE THAT EACH ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE SHALL INVESTIGATE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FIXED COSTS, FIXED CHARGES, AND THE EXTENT OF COST SHIFTING THAT IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES WITHIN CURRENT COST OF SERVICE RATEMAKING METHODOLOGIES, COST ALLOCATIONS, AND RATE DESIGNS, WITH A FOCUS ON THE IMPLICATIONS DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES COULD HAVE FOR THEIR BUSINESS MODELS IN THE FUTURE; TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE APPLICATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT TO ANY WHOLESALE ELECTRICAL CONTRACT EXISTING ON THE DATE OF ITS ADOPTION IS DETERMINED TO IMPAIR UNLAWFULLY ANY TERM OF SUCH CONTRACT OR TO ADD MATERIAL COSTS TO EITHER PARTY, THEN THAT CONTRACT IS EXEMPT FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO PROVIDE HOW CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT MUST BE CONSTRUED.

(R242, S. 1214 (Word version)) -- Senators S. Martin, Peeler, Reese, Bright and Corbin: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-490, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SO AS TO CHANGE THE NAMES OF FOUR PRECINCTS.

(R243, S. 1219 (Word version)) -- Education Committee: AN ACT 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.

(R244, S. 1233 (Word version)) -- Banking and Insurance Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, RELATING TO ANNUITY MORTALITY TABLES FOR USE IN DETERMINING RESERVE LIABILITIES FOR ANNUITIES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4453, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

(R245, S. 1295 (Word version)) -- Senator Coleman: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-53-1710, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAW OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE COMMISSION, SO AS TO ADD ONE MEMBER FROM FAIRFIELD COUNTY, AND TO REVISE THE MANNER OF APPOINTING THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 59-53-1720, 59-53-1730, 59-53-1740, AND 59-53-1750, ALL RELATING TO THE MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE COMMISSION, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.

(R246, S. 1307 (Word version)) -- Senator Verdin: AN ACT 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.

(R247, H. 3134 (Word version)) -- Reps. Nanney and Taylor: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 29-3-330, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO METHODS BY WHICH CERTAIN PARTIES MAY CANCEL, DISCHARGE, OR SATISFY A MORTGAGE, SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO EXPAND APPLICABILITY TO INCLUDE WRITTEN INSTRUMENTS SECURING THE PAYMENT OF MONEY AND BEING A LIEN UPON REAL PROPERTY, TO REVISE RELATED PROCEDURES AND FORMS, AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.

(R248, H. 3512 (Word version)) -- Reps. Quinn and J.E. Smith: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-1560, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DISCOUNTS ON ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS OR NONALCOHOLIC ITEMS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A RETAIL DEALER TO OFFER A DISCOUNT ON SUCH PRODUCTS AT THE REGISTER SO LONG AS ALL THE COSTS OF THE DISCOUNT ARE BORNE BY THE RETAIL DEALER; TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-1500, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON RETAIL DEALERS OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS AMONGST RETAIL DEALERS AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES; BY ADDING SECTION 61-6-195 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEFORE A RETAIL DEALER LICENSE IS ISSUED, THE RETAIL DEALER MUST CERTIFY THAT HE HAS NOT AND WILL NOT PURCHASE ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS FROM A PERSON WHO DOES NOT HOLD A WHOLESALER'S LICENSE; TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-1530, RELATING TO REQUIRED POSTING OF SIGNS, SO AS TO REQUIRE A RETAIL DEALER TO POST A SIGN STATING THAT THE PURCHASE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR FROM THE RETAIL DEALER BY ANOTHER RETAIL DEALER IS UNLAWFUL; TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-1515, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO BREWERIES, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A BREWERY TO SELL BEER PRODUCED ON ITS PREMISES FOR ON-SITE CONSUMPTION AT AN EATING AREA WITHIN THE BREWERY, TO AUTHORIZE THE BREWERY TO APPLY FOR AN ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION PERMIT TO SELL BEER AND WINE PURCHASED FROM A WHOLESALER THROUGH THE THREE-TIER DISTRIBUTION CHAIN, AND TO SET FORTH CERTAIN CRITERIA; AND TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-4160, RELATING TO THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS ON CERTAIN DAYS, SO AS TO ALLOW FOR THE SALE ON STATEWIDE ELECTION DAYS AND TO PROHIBIT THE SALE ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

(R249, H. 3540 (Word version)) -- Reps. Harrell, J.E. Smith, Bales, Hosey, Cobb-Hunter, Bannister, J.R. Smith, Patrick, Brannon, Erickson, Taylor, Huggins, Kennedy, Ballentine, Bernstein, Sellers, Williams, Jefferson, M.S. McLeod, Atwater, Bowers, R.L. Brown, Cole, Douglas, George, Hixon, Long, McCoy, Mitchell, Pitts, Pope, G.R. Smith, Tallon, Wood, Weeks, Knight and Hart: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1-3-240, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF OFFICERS BY THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO ADD THE ADJUTANT GENERAL TO THE LIST OF OFFICERS OR ENTITIES THE GOVERNING BOARD OF WHICH MAY BE REMOVED BY THE GOVERNOR ONLY FOR CERTAIN REASONS CONSTITUTING CAUSE; TO AMEND SECTION 25-1-320, RELATING TO THE STATE ADJUTANT GENERAL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE ADJUTANT GENERAL MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE FOR A TERM NOT COTERMINOUS WITH THE GOVERNOR, AND TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF ADJUTANT GENERAL; TO AMEND SECTION 25-1-340, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF ADJUTANT GENERAL, SO AS TO DELETE A REFERENCE TO THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNOR TO MAKE A TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT TO THE OFFICE OF ADJUTANT GENERAL PURSUANT TO SECTION 1-3-210 SHOULD A VACANCY OCCUR AT A TIME WHEN THE SENATE IS NOT IN SESSION; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ABOVE PROVISIONS ARE EFFECTIVE UPON THE RATIFICATION OF AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI, AND SECTION 4, ARTICLE XIII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE DELETING THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE STATE ADJUTANT GENERAL BE ELECTED BY THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THIS STATE.

(R250, H. 3541 (Word version)) -- Reps. Harrell, J.E. Smith, Bales, Williams, Bannister, J.R. Smith, Patrick, Brannon, Erickson, Huggins, Kennedy, Ballentine, M.S. McLeod, Bernstein, Atwater, Cole, Funderburk, George, Hixon, Long, McCoy, W.J. McLeod, Pitts, Pope, G.R. Smith, Tallon, Taylor, Wood and Knight: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE THAT UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS PROVISION THE ADJUTANT GENERAL MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE FOR A TERM NOT COTERMINOUS WITH THE GOVERNOR, MAY BE REMOVED ONLY FOR CAUSE, AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE TERM, DUTIES, COMPENSATION, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE, THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE APPOINTMENT IS MADE, AND THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE ADJUTANT GENERAL MAY BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE; AND PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 4, ARTICLE XIII, RELATING TO THE ADJUTANT GENERAL AND HIS STAFF OFFICERS, TO UPDATE REFERENCES TO HIS TITLE AND PROVIDE THAT THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S MILITARY RANK IS MAJOR GENERAL AS OPPOSED TO BRIGADIER GENERAL, AND TO PROVIDE THAT UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS PROVISION, HE MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR IN THE MANNER REQUIRED BY SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI.

(R251, H. 3626 (Word version)) -- Reps. Lucas, Williams, Munnerlyn, Lowe, Bannister, Finlay and Weeks: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-515 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OWNER OF A "MOTORSPORTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX" OR A "TENNIS SPECIFIC COMPLEX" LOCATED IN THIS STATE OR HIS DESIGNEE MAY APPLY FOR AND BE ISSUED A BIENNIAL LICENSE WHICH AUTHORIZES THE PURCHASE, SALE, AND CONSUMPTION OF BEER AND WINE AT ANY OCCASION HELD ON THE GROUNDS OF THE COMPLEX YEAR ROUND ON ANY DAY OF THE WEEK, TO PROVIDE FOR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THIS BIENNIAL LICENSE, INCLUDING THE FEE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS LICENSE AND APPLICABLE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAWS IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS LICENSE; AND BY ADDING SECTION 61-6-2016 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OWNER OF A "MOTORSPORTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX" OR A "TENNIS SPECIFIC COMPLEX", OR HIS DESIGNEE, ALSO MAY BE ISSUED, UPON APPLICATION, AN ANNUAL LICENSE THAT AUTHORIZES THE PURCHASE, SALE, AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS BY THE DRINK AT ANY OCCASION HELD ON THE GROUNDS OF THE COMPLEX UNDER THE SAME SPECIFIED TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS PROVIDED FOR BEER AND WINE PERMITS.

(R252, H. 3893 (Word version)) -- Reps. Bedingfield, G.R. Smith, Loftis, Stringer, Burns, Hamilton, Erickson, Taylor, Clemmons, Delleney, Pitts, Willis, Chumley, Henderson, Rivers, Crosby, McCoy and Wood: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-490 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION USE AND GOVERNANCE POLICY; BY ADDING SECTION 59-18-355 SO AS TO PROVIDE STATE CONTENT STANDARDS MAY NOT BE REVISED, ADOPTED, OR IMPLEMENTED WITHOUT APPROVAL BY THE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS AND REQUIRE NOTIFICATION BE GIVEN TO THE GOVERNOR; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-325, RELATING TO ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE PROCUREMENT OF A SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT, TO REQUIRE THE SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT OF CERTAIN GRADE LEVELS, TO SPECIFY CONTENT AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS, TO REQUIRE PROCUREMENT OF A COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS ASSESSMENT, TO REQUIRE THE ASSESSMENT OF CERTAIN STUDENTS, TO PROVIDE FOR A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT PANEL AND FOR ITS COMPOSITION AND FUNCTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-350, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CYCLICAL REVIEW BY ACADEMIC AREAS OF STATE STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE AND MANDATE A SPECIFIC REVIEW; AND TO PROVIDE THAT ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, SOUTH CAROLINA WILL NO LONGER BE A GOVERNING OR ADVISORY STATE IN THE SMARTER BALANCE CONSORTIUM AND MAY NOT ADOPT OR ADMINISTER THE SMARTER BALANCE ASSESSMENT.

(R253, H. 3904 (Word version)) -- Reps. Daning, Crosby, Merrill, Simrill and Lucas: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-2340, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES ALLOWING LICENSED MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS TO ISSUE FIRST TIME MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSE TAGS DIRECTLY FROM THEIR DEALERSHIPS, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY CERTIFY THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS TO PROCESS TITLES, LICENSE PLATES, TEMPORARY LICENSE PLATES, AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION TRANSACTIONS ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS MAY COLLECT TRANSACTION FEES FROM ENTITIES WHO TRANSMIT OR RETRIEVE CERTAIN DATA FROM THE DEPARTMENT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-19-265, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO LIENS RECORDED AGAINST MOTOR VEHICLES AND MOBILE HOMES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, TO PROVIDE THAT LIEN RECORDINGS MAY BE ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE OWNERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES OR MOBILE HOMES MAY RETAIN THE ELECTRONIC COPY OF THE VEHICLE'S TITLE WITH THE DEPARTMENT ONCE ALL LIENS ARE SATISFIED, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS RELATING TO GOVERNING THE TRANSMISSION OF ELECTRONIC LIEN INFORMATION, AND TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "STATE TREASURER" FOR THE TERM "COMPTROLLER GENERAL".

(R254, H. 3958 (Word version)) -- Rep. Quinn: AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 23, TITLE 23, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS CHAPTER ALSO RELATES TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY, TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS FOR THE TERMS "ACADEMY" AND "DIRECTOR", TO CORRECT CERTAIN REFERENCES, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 17-5-130, RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ELECTION OF AND TRAINING FOR CORONERS, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY" FOR THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY"; TO AMEND SECTION 24-5-340, RELATING TO RESERVE DETENTION OFFICERS, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY" FOR THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY"; TO AMEND SECTIONS 63-19-1860 AND 63-19-1880, BOTH RELATING TO THE CONDITIONAL RELEASE OF A JUVENILE AND THE EMPLOYMENT OF PROBATION COUNSELORS, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL" FOR THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY", AND TO CORRECT CERTAIN REFERENCES TO THE CODE OF LAWS.

(R255, H. 4383 (Word version)) -- Reps. Clemmons, Harrell, Sellers and Bernstein: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 136 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE "SOUTH CAROLINA STANDS WITH ISRAEL" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.

(R256, H. 4408 (Word version)) -- Reps. Horne and Weeks: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1930, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE CHILD FATALITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, SO AS TO ADD THREE MEMBERS TO THE COMMITTEE, TO CHANGE QUORUM REQUIREMENTS, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.

(R257, H. 4527 (Word version)) -- Reps. Felder, D.C. Moss, Brannon, Allison, Daning, Crosby, V.S. Moss, Hosey, Sottile, Clyburn, Kennedy, Spires, Quinn, R.L. Brown, Cole, Forrester, Pope, Rivers, Wood and Gilliard: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-3-195 SO AS TO ESTABLISH "A DAY OF RECOGNITION FOR VETERANS' SPOUSES AND FAMILIES" ON THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING DAY EACH YEAR.

(R258, H. 4551 (Word version)) -- Reps. Limehouse, Sottile and Hardwick: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-1705, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CATCH LIMITS FOR CERTAIN SPECIES OF FISH, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO TAKE OR POSSESS A GREAT WHITE SHARK (CARCHARODON CARCHARIAS), AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY GREAT WHITE SHARK THAT IS CAUGHT MUST BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY AND MUST REMAIN COMPLETELY IN THE WATER AT ALL TIMES WHILE BEING RELEASED.

(R259, H. 4630 (Word version)) -- Reps. Funderburk, Pitts and Weeks: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 23-23-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EXPIRATION OR LAPSE OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION OF AN OFFICER UPON HIS DISCONTINUANCE OF EMPLOYMENT, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION WHEN THE EMPLOYMENT IS DISCONTINUED BECAUSE OF HIS ABSENCE FROM WORK DUE TO A DISABILITY HE SUSTAINED IN THAT EMPLOYMENT FOR WHICH HE RECEIVES WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS AND FROM WHICH HE HAS NOT BEEN AUTHORIZED TO RETURN TO WORK WITHOUT RESTRICTION TO REQUIRE HE SATISFY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PERIOD; AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS RETROACTIVE TO JANUARY 1, 2013.

(R260, H. 4643 (Word version)) -- Rep. Sandifer: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY REPEALING SECTIONS 40-11-50 AND 40-67-50 RELATING TO CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL LICENSING FEES.

(R261, H. 4775 (Word version)) -- Reps. Gambrell, Bowen, Gagnon, Putnam, Thayer and White: AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 509 OF 1982, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF ANDERSON COUNTY BY DELETING PROVISIONS ALTERING THE MEMBERSHIP OF DISTRICT BOARDS BASED ON DISTRICT ENROLLMENT AND TO DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE ROLE OF THE ANDERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION IN REDISTRICTING SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS AND TO PROVIDE THE NUMBER OF THE OFFICIAL MAP DEFINING THE ELECTION DISTRICTS OF ANDERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 AS MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD.

(R262, H. 4871 (Word version)) -- Reps. Harrell, Owens, Bannister, Erickson, Forrester, Rutherford, Cobb-Hunter, Hayes, White and Mitchell: AN ACT 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.

(R263, H. 4916 (Word version)) -- Reps. Long, Sandifer, Felder, Erickson, Southard, Allison, Spires, McCoy, Whipper, R.L. Brown, Limehouse, Bedingfield, Burns, Chumley, Gagnon, George, Hamilton, Hayes, Horne, Loftis, V.S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Norrell, Pitts, Pope, Ryhal, Simrill, G.R. Smith, Sottile, Stringer, Willis and Wood: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-72-66 SO AS TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC NOTICE REQUIREMENTS OF AN INSURER BEFORE IT MAY CONSIDER A LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE POLICY THAT IT HAS WRITTEN TO BE TERMINATED AT THE REQUEST OF THE POLICYHOLDER OR CERTIFICATE HOLDER OR LAPSED OR TERMINATED FOR NONPAYMENT OF PREMIUM, AND TO PROVIDE FOR REINSTATEMENTS.

(R264, H. 4922 (Word version)) -- Reps. G.M. Smith, Rutherford, Cobb-Hunter, Sandifer, Weeks, Delleney, White, Gilliard, Anderson and Hosey: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-80, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES AND EXCEPTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS NOT AN UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE FOR A PRIVATE EMPLOYER TO GIVE HIRING PREFERENCES TO A VETERAN, AND TO EXTEND THE PREFERENCE TO THE VETERAN'S SPOUSE IF THE VETERAN HAS A SERVICE-CONNECTED PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITY.

(R265, H. 4945 (Word version)) -- Rep. Goldfinch: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-1705, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CATCH LIMITS IMPOSED ON THE TAKING OF CERTAIN FISH, SO AS TO IMPOSE CATCH LIMITS FOR TAKING OR POSSESSING IN ANY ONE DAY A COMBINATION OF SPOT, WHITING, AND ATLANTIC CROAKER TAKEN BY HOOK AND LINE.

(R266, H. 5159 (Word version)) -- Rep. Delleney: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-170, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF PRECINCTS IN CHESTER COUNTY, SO AS TO CONSOLIDATE CERTAIN PRECINCTS, AND TO DESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD.

ADJOURNMENT

At 1:13 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. BARFIELD, adjourned in memory of Robert Earl Ambrose Sr. of Aynor, to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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