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

Thursday, April 4, 2013
(Statewide Session)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The Senate assembled at 11:00 A.M., the hour to which it stood adjourned, and was called to order by the ACTING PRESIDENT, SENATOR SCOTT. (This is a Statewide Session day established under the provisions of Senate Rule 1B. Members not having scheduled committee or subcommittee meetings may be in their home districts without effect on their session attendance record.)


The following was received:

Document No. 4210
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Chapter: 61
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 44-1-140, 44-33-30, 44-37-40, 44-37-50, and 44-89-10, et seq.
SUBJECT: Licensed Midwives
Received by Lieutenant Governor January 8, 2013
Referred to Medical Affairs Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 8, 2013
House Committee Requested Withdrawal March 19, 2013
120 Day Period Tolled
Withdrawn and Resubmitted April 3, 2013


On motion of Senators JOHNSON, COURSON, SETZLER, PEELER, LEATHERMAN, MATTHEWS, McGILL, ALEXANDER, ALLEN, BENNETT, BRIGHT, BRYANT, CAMPBELL, CAMPSEN, CLEARY, COLEMAN, CORBIN, CROMER, DAVIS, FAIR, FORD, GREGORY, GROOMS, HAYES, HEMBREE, HUTTO, JACKSON, LOURIE, MALLOY, LARRY MARTIN, SHANE MARTIN, MASSEY, McELVEEN, NICHOLSON, O'DELL, PINCKNEY, RANKIN, REESE, SCOTT, SHEALY, SHEHEEN, THURMOND, TURNER, VERDIN, WILLIAMS and YOUNG, with unanimous consent, the Senate stood adjourned out of respect to the memory of Mr. Othniel Henry Wienges, Jr. of St. Matthews, S.C., beloved husband of Callie, devoted father to Carol and husband Monty Laffitte and John Wienges, Reading Clerk of the Senate, and doting grandfather of Montague, Lauren, Carolyn and Othniel Laffitte and John, Jr., Trezevant and Francie Wienges.

Mr. Wienges served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and had a very prominent career throughout his lifetime. He served in the S.C. House of Representatives for 10 years, 9 of which he was on the House Ways and Means Committee. He was vice chairman, chairman and currently chairman emeritus of the USC Board of Trustees. He was active in civic organizations including the Lions' Club, Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, Masons and was past president of the Calhoun County Farm Bureau, S.C. Horse Council, and S.C. Thoroughbred Association. He was past president of the S.C. Rural Area Development Commission and many farm and horse racing related organizations. He was presented the Man of the Year Award in New England Racing by Northeastern Sportswriters Association in 1974 and the Paul Revere Award in New England Racing in 1981. He was a thirteen-time winner of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Award and the first year of having the honor of this award being named for him, he was the winner of the award. He was a loving family man, avid USC Gamecock supporter and fan and outstanding community leader whose presence will be sorely missed.


At 11:05 A.M., on motion of Senator CROMER, the Senate adjourned to meet tomorrow at 11:00 A.M. under the provisions of Rule 1 for the purpose of taking up local matters and uncontested matters which have previously received unanimous consent to be taken up.

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