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

                                                  NO. 58

JOURNAL

OF THE

SENATE

OF THE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
(Statewide Session)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The Senate assembled at 10:00 A.M, the hour to which it stood adjourned, and was called to order by ACTING PRESIDENT Senator LARRY MARTIN.

A quorum being present, the proceedings were opened with a devotion by the Chaplain as follows:

Elihu of the Old Testament admonishes Job (and us!), saying:

" 'Listen to this, Job, stop and consider God's wonders.' "

(Job 37:14)

Let us pray:

Glorious Lord, all around us here in South Carolina we do observe the wonders of Your creation. We all freely and fully recognize our need to pause and to give thanksgiving for the richness and beauty of our State. Lead each one of these Senators -- truly, lead each one of us, Lord -- to voice our appreciation and love for the natural beauty and the treasures which surround all of us here in South Carolina. May the Senators in this body never forget to do all they can to preserve the very wonders that enrich our lives day by day. In Your glorious name we pray this, O Lord. Amen.

The PRESIDENT called for Petitions, Memorials, Presentments of Grand Juries and such like papers.

Point of Quorum

At 10:12 A.M., Senator PEELER made the point that a quorum was not present. It was ascertained that a quorum was not present.

Call of the Senate

Senator PEELER moved that a Call of the Senate be made. The following Senators answered the Call:

Alexander                 Allen                     Bennett
Bright                    Bryant                    Campbell
Campsen                   Corbin                    Courson
Cromer                    Davis                     Fair
Hutto                     Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin, Larry
Martin, Shane             Massey                    Matthews
McElveen                  McGill                    O'Dell
Peeler                    Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Thurmond                  Turner
Young

A quorum being present, the Senate resumed.

Doctor of the Day

Senators GROOMS and SETZLER introduced Dr. Radwan Hallaba of Charleston, S.C., Doctor of the Day. Dr. Hallaba is CEO of Medcare Urgent Care Center.

Leave of Absence

On motion of Senator CAMPBELL, at 10:05 A.M., Senator VERDIN was granted a leave of absence until 3:10 P.M.

Leave of Absence

At 1:25 P.M., Senator SHANE MARTIN requested a leave of absence from 12:00 P.M. Friday, May 9, 2014 until 1:10 A.M. on Saturday, May 10.

Leave of Absence

On motion of Senator MATTHEWS, at 1:25 P.M., Senator PINCKNEY was granted a leave of absence for the balance of the day.

Leave of Absence

At 2:30 P.M., Senator DAVIS requested a leave of absence until 3:15 P.M.

Leave of Absence

On motion of Senator HEMBREE, at 2:30 P.M., Senator GREGORY was granted a leave of absence until 3:30 P.M.

Leave of Absence

On motion of Senator COURSON, at 6:45 P.M., Senator THURMOND was granted a leave of absence for the balance of the day.

Leave of Absence

At 7:05 P.M., Senator COLEMAN requested a leave of absence until 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Expression of Personal Interest

Senator BRYANT rose for an Expression of Personal Interest.

Expression of Personal Interest

Senator HUTTO rose for an Expression of Personal Interest.

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

The following co-sponsors were added to the respective Bills:
S. 1230 (Word version)     Sen. Rankin

Motion Adopted

On motion of Senator YOUNG, with unanimous consent, Senators YOUNG, LOURIE and SHEALY were granted leave to attend a subcommittee meeting and were granted leave to vote from the balcony.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

The following were introduced:

S. 1281 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE SINCERE APPRECIATION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE FOR THE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE AND TO JOIN IN THE OBSERVANCE OF THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSAGE OF THE SMITH-LEVER ACT.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1282 (Word version) -- Senator Lourie: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR, COMMEND, AND EXTEND DEEP APPRECIATION TO BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM J. GOTHARD, DEPUTY COMMANDING GENERAL FOR THE 81ST REGIONAL SUPPORT COMMAND AT FORT JACKSON, SOUTH CAROLINA FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF EXEMPLARY PUBLIC SERVICE AND TO OFFER BEST WISHES FOR A SATISFYING AND REWARDING RETIREMENT.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1283 (Word version) -- Senators L. Martin, Thurmond, Alexander, Cromer and Rankin: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-6-4157 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO USE, OFFER FOR USE, PURCHASE, OFFER TO PURCHASE, SELL, OFFER TO SELL, OR POSSESS POWDERED ALCOHOL OR FOR A LICENSE HOLDER FOR ON-PREMISES OR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS TO USE POWDERED ALCOHOL AS AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES AND EXCEPTIONS.
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Senator THURMOND spoke on the Bill.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1284 (Word version) -- Senator Pinckney: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 190 OF 1991, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF COLLETON COUNTY, SO AS TO REAPPORTION THE SPECIFIC ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF COLLETON COUNTY MUST BE ELECTED BEGINNING WITH SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS IN 2014, AND TO PROVIDE FOR DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION IN REGARD TO THESE NEWLY DRAWN ELECTION DISTRICTS.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar.

S. 1285 (Word version) -- Senator Lourie: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE DR. CHERYL CAUTION-PARKER UPON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT AS DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT TWO, TO COMMEND HER FOR HER MANY YEARS OF OUTSTANDING AND DEDICATED SERVICE AS AN EDUCATOR, AND TO WISH HER MUCH SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

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

The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 5212 (Word version) -- Rep. Bernstein: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO COMMEND THE GLENN AND CARA O'NEILL FAMILY OF RICHLAND COUNTY FOR THEIR COURAGE AND TO WISH THEM THE RICHEST BLESSINGS OF GOD IN THE DAYS AHEAD.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 5220 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, 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, 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 OUTSTANDING ROLE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA BEER WHOLESALERS ASSOCIATION IN OUR STATE, UPON THE OCCASION OF ITS SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 5224 (Word version) -- Reps. Hardwick, 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, 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 EXPRESS SINCERE APPRECIATION FOR THE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE UPON THE OBSERVANCE OF THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SMITH-LEVER ACT.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

PRESIDENT PRESIDES

At 10:40 A.M., the PRESIDENT assumed the Chair.

HOUSE CONCURRENCES

The following Resolutions were returned from the House with concurrence and received as information:

S. 1204 (Word version) -- Senator Bryant: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE THE "GAIN MOMENTUM: BUSINESS EXPO AND SHRIMP & GRITS COOK-OFF" EVENT, HOSTED BY THE ANDERSON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AS THE OFFICIAL STATE SHRIMP & GRITS COOK-OFF.

S. 1273 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR NEWBERRY COUNTY SHERIFF LEE FOSTER AND HIS STAFF FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING WORK IN APPREHENDING A TEENAGE MURDER SUSPECT FROM TENNESSEE AND TO EXPRESS DEEP GRATITUDE FOR THEIR MERITORIOUS SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

S. 1274 (Word version) -- Senators Cromer, Courson, Shealy, Setzler and Massey: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE ALBERT J. "A. J." DOOLEY, SR., OF LEXINGTON COUNTY, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS EIGHTY-FOURTH BIRTHDAY, AND TO WISH HIM A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND MANY YEARS OF CONTINUED HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.

S. 1275 (Word version) -- Senator Lourie: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND COMMEND THE DRILL SERGEANTS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING SERVICE, TO CONGRATULATE THE U.S. ARMY DRILL SERGEANT PROGRAM ON ITS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY, AND TO DECLARE SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, AS "ARMY DRILL SERGEANT RECOGNITION DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

THE SENATE PROCEEDED TO A CALL OF THE UNCONTESTED LOCAL AND STATEWIDE CALENDAR.

ORDERED ENROLLED FOR RATIFICATION

The following Bills were read the third time and, having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the titles be changed to that of Acts and enrolled for Ratification:

H. 5024 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF DENMARK-OLAR SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2 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.

H. 5134 (Word version) -- Rep. W.J. McLeod: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 485 OF 1998, RELATING TO THE ELECTION PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO THE NEWBERRY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO AMEND THE FILING PERIOD DATES AND THE DATES THAT THE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION SHALL EXAMINE PETITIONS AND VERIFY SIGNATURES.

H. 3567 (Word version) -- Rep. Horne: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF TERMS USED IN THE STATE CERTIFICATE OF NEED AND HEALTH FACILITY LICENSURE ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN NEED OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT" IN A RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY BY REVISING THE TERM TO INCLUDE YOUNG ADULTS AND BY INCREASING THE ELIGIBILITY AGE FROM UNDER EIGHTEEN TO UNDER TWENTY-ONE.

HOUSE BILL RETURNED

The following House Bill was read the third time and ordered returned to the House with amendments:

H. 3098 (Word version) -- Rep. Spires: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-81-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE A RESIDENT OR HIS REPRESENTATIVE TO PROVIDE THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE FACILITY CERTAIN NOTICE OF THE INTENT OF THE RESIDENT TO VOLUNTARILY RELOCATE TO ANOTHER FACILITY, AND TO PROVIDE THE FACILITY MAY CHARGE THE RESIDENT THE EQUIVALENT OF THIRTY DAYS OCCUPANCY FOR FAILURE TO GIVE THIS NOTICE.

THIRD READING BILLS

The following Bills were read the third time and ordered sent to the House of Representatives:

S. 1256 (Word version) -- Senator Hutto: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 581 OF 1992, RELATING TO BAMBERG-EHRHARDT SCHOOL DISTRICT ONE, SO AS TO REAPPORTION THE SPECIFIC ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE BAMBERG-EHRHARDT SCHOOL DISTRICT ONE MUST BE ELECTED, AND TO PROVIDE FOR DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION IN REGARD TO THESE NEWLY DRAWN ELECTION DISTRICTS.

S. 1257 (Word version) -- Senator Hutto: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 581 OF 1992, RELATING TO DENMARK-OLAR SCHOOL DISTRICT TWO, SO AS TO REAPPORTION THE SPECIFIC ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE DENMARK-OLAR SCHOOL DISTRICT TWO MUST BE ELECTED, AND TO PROVIDE FOR DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION IN REGARD TO THESE NEWLY DRAWN ELECTION DISTRICTS.

S. 1136 (Word version) -- Senators Shealy, Hembree, Bennett, Johnson, Campbell, Cleary, Turner, Cromer and McElveen: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 9, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-720, RELATING TO STATE EMBLEMS, TO DESIGNATE BARBECUE AS THE OFFICIAL STATE PICNIC CUISINE.

AMENDED, READ THE THIRD TIME
RETURNED TO THE HOUSE

H. 3512 (Word version) -- Reps. Quinn and J.E. Smith: A BILL 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; 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.

The Senate proceeded to a consideration of the Bill, the question being the third reading of the Bill.

Motion Under Rule 26B

Senator RANKIN asked unanimous consent to make a motion to take up further amendments pursuant to the provisions of Rule 26B.

There was no objection.

Senator RANKIN proposed the following amendment (3512R001.1am.docx), which was adopted:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 4, line 4, by striking SECTION 5 and inserting:

/   SECTION   5.   This act takes effect July 1, 2014.     /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend title to conform.

Senator RANKIN explained the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

There being no further amendments, the Bill was read the third time, passed and ordered returned to the House of Representatives with amendments.

SECOND READING FAILS

H. 5108 (Word version) -- Reps. White and Gambrell: A BILL TO THE ENACT "ANDERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT" SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE IMPOSITION, FOLLOWING REFERENDUM APPROVAL, OF A SALES AND USE TAX OF ONE PERCENT IN ANDERSON COUNTY FOR NOT MORE THAN FIFTEEN YEARS WITH AT LEAST TWENTY PERCENT OF THE REVENUES USED TO PAY DEBT SERVICE ON EXISTING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS ISSUED FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION AND THE REMAINDER USED TO PAY DEBT SERVICE ON SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OR FOR DIRECT PAYMENT, OR BOTH SUCH FINANCING METHODS, FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION, TO INSTALL, MAINTAIN, AND IMPROVE SECURITY AND PUBLIC SAFETY MEASURES, TO PROVIDE TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE IN THE ANDERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TO PROVIDE A CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FACILITY FOR ANDERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS THREE, FOUR, AND FIVE, TO PROVIDE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ROOFS, STADIUMS, AND FIELDS IN ANDERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE TAX.

Senator BRYANT asked unanimous consent to take the Bill up for immediate consideration.

There was no objection.

The Senate proceeded to a consideration of the Bill, the question being the second reading of the Bill.

Senator BRYANT asked unanimous consent to give the Bill a second reading and requested a roll call of the Local Delegation.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 1; Nays 1

AYES

O'Dell (weighted vote 45.68%)

Total--1

NAYS

Bryant (weighted vote 54.32%)

Total--1

Second reading of the Bill failed.

COMMITTEE AMENDMENT AMENDED AND ADOPTED
READ THE SECOND TIME

S. 1147 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin and Hembree: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 62-5-401, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS IN RELATION TO THE ESTATE AND AFFAIRS OF CERTAIN PERSONS INCLUDING MINORS, PERSONS WITH MENTAL OR PHYSICAL ILLNESS OR DISABILITY, AND MISSING PERSONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR EXPEDITED HEARINGS IN THE CASE OF MISSING PERSONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

The Senate proceeded to a consideration of the Bill, the question being the adoption of the amendment proposed by the Committee on Judiciary.

Senators RANKIN, BENNETT and HEMBREE proposed the following amendment (JUD1147.003), which was adopted:

Amend the committee report, as and if amended, by striking the committee report in its entirety and inserting the following:

/   (B)(1)   Pursuant to the provisions of this article, in the case of an individual's disappearance in which the assets of the missing individual total twenty-five thousand dollars or less, and no person was previously appointed by the missing individual to have general authority to act on behalf of the missing individual, a spouse or next of kin of the missing individual, upon submitting a document that complies with the requirements of Section 62-1-507(3), may petition the court to be appointed the temporary conservator of the missing individual's property for a six-month period of time. For such temporary conservator appointments of missing individual's estates, the petitioner may request a hearing on an emergency basis, with the appointment of an attorney for the missing individual and the setting of a bond being temporarily waived. The petitioner must also comply with all notice requirements. The appointment of a spouse or next of kin as a temporary conservator for the property of a missing individual does not alter the ability of the spouse or next of kin to apply for appointment as the conservator after the expiration of the six-month period, pursuant to the provisions of Part 4, Article 5, Title 62.

(2)   For estates that total more than twenty-five thousand dollars, the provisions of Section 62-5-408(1) shall apply for the appointment of temporary conservators.

(3)   Termination of the conservatorship shall occur pursuant to the provisions of Section 62-5-430(B), upon application to the court that the missing person is no longer missing or deceased, and the court orders the termination of the conservatorship."     /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend title to conform.

Senator RANKIN explained the perfecting amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

The Committee on Judiciary proposed the following amendment (JUD1147.002), which was adopted:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking page 2, lines 9-16 in their entirety and inserting the following:

/   (B)   Pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, in the case of a person's disappearance where the assets of the missing person total twenty-five thousand dollars or less, a spouse or next of kin of the missing person, upon submitting a document that complies with the requirements of Section 62-1-507, may petition the court to be appointed the temporary conservator of the missing person's property for a six month period of time. For such temporary appointments, the petitioner may request a hearing on an emergency basis, with the appointment of an attorney for the missing person and the setting of a bond being temporarily waived. The appointment of a spouse or next of kin as a temporary conservator for the property of a missing person does not alter the ability of the spouse or next of kin to apply for appointment as the conservator after the expiration of the six-month period, pursuant to the remaining provisions of Part 4, Chapter 5, Title 62. Termination of the conservatorship shall occur pursuant to the provisions of Section 62-5-430, when the missing person is no longer missing, a petition for termination of the conservatorship is filed, and the court orders the termination of the conservatorship."     /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend title to conform.

Senator RANKIN explained the committee amendment.

The committee amendment was adopted.

The question then was second reading of the Bill, as amended.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 37; Nays 0

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Bright
Bryant                    Campbell                  Campsen
Cleary                    Coleman                   Courson
Davis                     Fair                      Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Johnson                   Kimpson                   Leatherman
Lourie                    Malloy                    Martin, Larry
Martin, Shane             Massey                    McElveen
McGill                    Nicholson                 O'Dell
Peeler                    Rankin                    Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Thurmond                  Turner                    Williams
Young

Total--37

NAYS
                      

Total--0

There being no further amendments, the Bill was read the second time, passed and ordered to a third reading.

READ THE SECOND TIME

H. 3941 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer, Harrell, Bannister, Daning, Erickson, Forrester and Gambrell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-130, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION'S AUTHORITY TO SET A MINIMUM WAGE, SO AS TO ALSO PROHIBIT THE MANDATE OF AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT.

The Senate proceeded to a consideration of the Bill, the question being the second reading of the Bill.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 37; Nays 1

AYES

Alexander                 Allen                     Bennett
Bright                    Bryant                    Campbell
Campsen                   Coleman                   Corbin
Courson                   Davis                     Fair
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Johnson                   Leatherman
Lourie                    Malloy                    Martin, Larry
Martin, Shane             Massey                    McElveen
McGill                    Nicholson                 O'Dell
Peeler                    Rankin                    Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Thurmond                  Turner                    Williams
Young

Total--37

NAYS

Kimpson

Total--1

The Bill was read the second time and ordered placed on the Third Reading Calendar.

OBJECTION

H. 4871 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Owens, Bannister, Erickson, Forrester, Rutherford, Cobb-Hunter, Hayes, White and Mitchell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-140, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VARIOUS PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS INCLUDING A PROVISION EXEMPTING ALL EARNINGS OR PROPERTY OF CHARTER SCHOOLS FROM STATE OR LOCAL TAXATION, EXCEPT FOR THE SALES TAX, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT PROPERTY OF CHARTER SCHOOLS EXEMPT FROM SUCH TAXATION INCLUDES OWNED OR LEASED PROPERTY.

Senator HAYES asked unanimous consent to take the Bill up for immediate consideration.

Senator MALLOY objected.

CARRIED OVER

H. 3459 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer, Bales, J.E. Smith and Erickson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-2-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION SHALL DESIGNATE CERTAIN PERSONNEL FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE BOARD, TO PROHIBIT THE DEPARTMENT FROM ASSIGNING OTHER WORK TO THESE PERSONNEL WITHOUT APPROVAL OF THE BOARD, AND TO PROVIDE THESE PERSONNEL MAY BE TERMINATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF A MAJORITY OF THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 40-2-30, RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF ACCOUNTANCY, SO AS TO PROVIDE A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT LICENSED BY THE BOARD IS EXEMPT FROM LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS OF PRIVATE SECURITY AND INVESTIGATION AGENCIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-2-70, RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BOARD MAY CONDUCT PERIODIC INSPECTIONS OF LICENSEES OR FIRMS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-2-80, RELATING TO INVESTIGATIONS OF ALLEGED VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DIRECT THE INVESTIGATOR ASSIGNED TO THE BOARD TO INVESTIGATE AN ALLEGED VIOLATION TO DETERMINE THE EXISTENCE OF PROBABLE CAUSE MERITING FURTHER PROCEEDINGS.

On motion of Senator MALLOY, the Bill was carried over.

H. 3797 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer and Erickson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-90-165 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE MAY DECLARE A CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY INACTIVE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND THAT THE DIRECTOR MAY MODIFY THE MINIMUM TAX PREMIUM APPLICABLE TO THE COMPANY DURING INACTIVITY; BY ADDING SECTION 38-90-215 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROTECTED CELL MAY BE EITHER INCORPORATED OR UNINCORPORATED, AND TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH; BY ADDING SECTION 38-90-250 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MUST CONSIDER A LICENSED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY THAT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF AN INSURER FOR ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY TO ACT AS AN INSURER; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TERMS AND REVISE DEFINITIONS OF CERTAIN EXISTING TERMS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR LICENSING CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT OF A CERTIFICATE OF GENERAL GOOD ISSUED BY THE DIRECTOR; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-35, RELATING TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION CONCERNING CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, SO AS TO REVISE REQUIREMENTS FOR MAKING THE INFORMATION SUBJECT TO DISCOVERY IN A CIVIL ACTION; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CAPITALIZATION REQUIREMENTS, SECURITY REQUIREMENTS, AND RESTRICTIONS ON DIVIDEND PAYMENTS FOR CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO REVISE THE FORM OF CAPITAL REQUIRED FOR A CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY THAT IS NOT A SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY THAT ASSUMES RISK, AND TO REVISE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO A CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY INCORPORATED AS A NONPROFIT, AMONG OTHER THINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-50, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FREE SURPLUS REQUIREMENTS OF A CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY, SO AS TO REVISE THE FORM OF CAPITAL REQUIRED FOR A CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY THAT IS NOT A SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY THAT ASSUMES RISK; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-55, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE INCORPORATION OF CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE MINIMUM NUMBER AND STATUS OF INCORPORATORS, PREREQUISITES TO TRANSMITTING ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE, AND THE ISSUANCE OF CAPITAL STOCK AT PAR VALUE; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO INCORPORATION OPTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO REVISE THE AVAILABLE OPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-80, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO INSPECTIONS AND EXAMINATIONS OF CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES BY THE DEPARTMENT, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO PURE CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES AND SPECIAL PURPOSE CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-90, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF A CAPTIVE INSURANCE LICENSE, SO AS TO MAKE A GRAMMATICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-100, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE LOANS BY CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE A SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY MAY MAKE LOANS TO ITS PARENT COMPANY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-130, AS AMENDED, RELATING THE PROHIBITION AGAINST PARTICIPATION IN PLAN, POOL, ASSOCIATION, GUARANTY, OR INSOLVENCY FUNDS BY CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, INCLUDING PURE CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, MAY PARTICIPATE IN A POOL FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMMERCIAL RISK SHARING, AMONG OTHER THINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-180, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS RELATING TO INSURANCE, SO AS TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NAME OF NEW CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, TO PROVIDE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH A SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY MAY ESTABLISH PROTECTED CELLS, INCLUDING REQUIREMENTS FOR A PLAN OF OPERATION, THE ATTRIBUTIONS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES BETWEEN A PROTECTED CELL AND THE GENERAL ACCOUNT OF THE SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY, AND ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-210, RELATING TO THE SEPARATE ACCOUNTING OF PROTECTED CELLS WHEN ESTABLISHED, SO AS TO REQUIRE THIS ACCOUNTING MUST REFLECT THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE PROTECTED CELL IN ADDITION TO EXISTING REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO SPONSORS OF CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO REVISE THE REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-230, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PARTICIPANTS IN SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PROTECTED CELLS ASSETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO CREDITORS OF THE SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING OBLIGATIONS OF SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES WITH RESPECT TO PROTECTED CELLS AND ITS GENERAL ACCOUNT; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-240, RELATING TO THE ELIGIBILITY OF A LICENSED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY TO ACT AS INSURER, SO AS TO DELETE THE EXISTING LANGUAGE AND TO PROVIDE FOR WHO MAY PARTICIPATE IN A SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY AND OBLIGATIONS OF THESE PARTICIPANTS, AND TO PROVIDE SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES MAY NOT BE USED TO FACILITATE INSURANCE SECURITIZATION TRANSACTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-450, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO ORGANIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL CAPTIVES, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE MINIMUM NUMBER AND STATUS OF INCORPORATORS, AND PREREQUISITES TO TRANSMITTING ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 38-90-235 RELATING TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PROTECTED CELL INSURANCE COMPANIES TO APPLY TO SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES.

On motion of Senator MALLOY, the Bill was carried over.

H. 3191 (Word version) -- Reps. Cole and Tallon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-5-130 AND 56-5-140, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERMS "MOTOR VEHICLE" AND "MOTORCYCLE", SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MOPEDS ARE MOTOR VEHICLES AND NOT MOTORCYCLES.

On motion of Senator CORBIN, the Bill was carried over.

S. 1222 (Word version) -- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION BOARD, RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION BOARD, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4410, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

On motion of Senator MASSEY, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

S. 1223 (Word version) -- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE, RELATING TO EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4316, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

On motion of Senator MASSEY, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

S. 1224 (Word version) -- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS BOARD, RELATING TO REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS BOARD, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4426, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

On motion of Senator MASSEY, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

S. 1225 (Word version) -- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION, RELATING TO ESTABLISH AND AMEND SCHEDULES OF FEES FOR CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4437, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

On motion of Senator MASSEY, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

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.

On motion of Senator LEATHERMAN, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

S. 1259 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO DEFINED PROGRAM FOR THE PALMETTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (PUSD), DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4421, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

On motion of Senator COURSON, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

S. 1260 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO ACCREDITATION CRITERIA, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4400, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

On motion of Senator COURSON, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

S. 1261 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO SCHOOL ADMISSION, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4397, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

On motion of Senator COURSON, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

S. 1262 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS/EXPENSES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4391, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

On motion of Senator COURSON, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

S. 1263 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO UTILIZATION OF GENERAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4396, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

On motion of Senator COURSON, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

S. 1264 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO OPERATION AND FUNDING OF TEACHER TRAINING COURSES IN MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, READING, AND COMPUTER EDUCATION, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4405, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

On motion of Senator COURSON, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

H. 4922 (Word version) -- Reps. G.M. Smith, Rutherford, Cobb-Hunter, Sandifer, Weeks, Delleney, White, Gilliard, Anderson and Hosey: A BILL 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.

On motion of Senator MASSEY, the Bill was carried over.

S. 1265 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO TEACHER GRANTS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4409, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

On motion of Senator COURSON, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

S. 1266 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO MINIMUM STANDARDS OF STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINARY ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4404, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

On motion of Senator COURSON, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

S. 1267 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO DISPLAYING THE FLAG, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4403, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

On motion of Senator COURSON, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

S. 1268 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO ACCREDITATION STANDARDS FILED, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4401, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

On motion of Senator COURSON, the Joint Resolution was carried over.

S. 1163 (Word version) -- Senators Young, Lourie, Shealy, L. Martin and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-940 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE USE OF UNFOUNDED ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASE INFORMATION AND SECTION 63-7-1990, RELATING TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY AND RELEASE OF RECORDS AND INFORMATION CONCERNING THE CENTRAL CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REGISTRY, TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION WHCH MUST OTHERWISE REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL MAY BE RELEASED BY THE DIRECTOR OR DESIGNEE TO CONFIRM, CLARIFY, OR CORRECT INFORMATION CONCERNING A CASE THAT HAS BEEN MADE PUBLIC BY SOURCES OTHER THAN THE DEPARTMENT, TO RESPOND TO AN INQUIRY FROM A COMMITTEE OR SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE SENATE OR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OR A JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OR TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF THE FEDERAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT ACT AND TO LIMIT CIVIL LIABILITY RESULTING FROM THE DISCLOSURE.

On motion of Senator MASSEY, the Bill was carried over.

S. 139 (Word version) -- Senators Grooms, L. Martin, Campbell and Rankin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1535 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SPEEDING IN WORK ZONES AND PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPEEDING IN WORK ZONES, TO DELETE THIS PROVISION AND PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR THE TERMS "HIGHWAY WORK ZONE" AND "HIGHWAY WORKER", TO CREATE THE OFFENSES OF "ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER" AND "AGGRAVATED ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER", AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR BOTH OFFENSES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-720, RELATING TO THE POINT SYSTEM ESTABLISHED FOR THE EVALUATION OF THE DRIVING RECORD OF PERSONS OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLES, TO PROVIDE THAT "ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER" AND "AGGRAVATED ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER" ARE TWO POINT VIOLATIONS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 56-5-1536 RELATING TO DRIVING IN TEMPORARY WORK ZONES AND PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL DRIVING IN TEMPORARY WORK ZONES.

On motion of Senator MALLOY, the Bill was carried over.

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

On motion of Senator HUTTO, the Concurrent Resolution was carried over.

ADOPTED

H. 4382 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO URGE OUR FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, ALONG WITH CHURCHES AND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS, TO ACCELERATE THEIR EFFORTS TO ASSIST THE HOMELESS IN LIGHT OF THE NATION'S ECONOMY AND ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

Expression of Personal Interest

Senator CAMPSEN rose for an Expression of Personal Interest.

Remarks To Be Printed

On motion of Senator ALEXANDER, with unanimous consent, the remarks of Senator CAMPSEN, when reduced to writing and made available to the Desk, would be printed in the Journal.

THE SENATE PROCEEDED TO A CONSIDERATION OF H. 4701, THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL.

H. 4701--GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL

AMENDED, READ THE SECOND TIME
DEBATE INTERRUPTED

H. 4701 -- 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.

The Senate proceeded to a consideration of the Bill, the question being the second reading of the Bill.

Amendment No. 16

Senator ALEXANDER proposed the following amendment (DAD BLIND FTE SHIFT), which was adopted:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 39, COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND, page 143, by line 33, by:

COLUMN 7   COLUMN 8

/   STRIKING:   (6.53)

and

INSERTING:   (6.53)   (1.00)/

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator ALEXANDER explained the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 24

Senator ALEXANDER proposed the following amendment (DAD 94.8 LTG), which was adopted:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 94, OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, page 493, proviso 94.8, line 5, after "Office" by inserting:

/ of Executive Policy and Programs /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator ALEXANDER explained the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Point of Order

Senator BRIGHT raised a Point of Order under Rule 24A that Proviso 3.3 of Part 1B was out of order inasmuch as it was not germane to the Bill.

3.3.   (LEA: Election Day Sales) For the current fiscal year, Section 59-150-210(E) is suspended.

Senator BRIGHT spoke on the Point of Order.

The PRESIDENT overruled the Point of Order.

Amendment No. 22

Senator LEATHERMAN proposed the following amendment (DAD 101.32 REF CHANGE), which was adopted:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 101, BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, page 510, proviso 101.32, lines 6, 10, 12, 13, 14, and 15 by striking /Budget and Control Board/ and inserting /Division of State Technology/

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 101, BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, page 510, proviso 101.32, line 16, by striking /Board/ and inserting /Division/

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator LEATHERMAN explained the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 14

Senators CLEARY, PINCKNEY, CAMPBELL, SETZLER and SHEHEEN proposed the following amendment (DAD PBM AUDIT), which was adopted:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 105, PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFIT AUTHORITY, page 513, after line 6, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/(PEBA: Pharmacy Benefit Manager Audit) By September 1, 2014, the Public Employee Benefit Authority shall have prepared a detailed report and have prepared an independent audit of its contract with Catamaran for Pharmacy Benefit Manager services to ensure, among other things, that fair and equitable reimbursement practices are being followed. The independent auditor must have experience in conducting Pharmacy Benefit Manager services audits. /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator CLEARY explained the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 20

Senator CROMER proposed the following amendment (DAD 118.11 YEAR UPDATE), which was adopted:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 564, proviso 118.11, line 23, by striking /2013/ and inserting /2014/

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator CROMER explained the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 25

Senator MASSEY proposed the following amendment (4701R013.ASM.DOCX), which was tabled:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 571, by striking line 14 and inserting:

/   (1)   General Reserve Fund Contribution   $31,389,049;     /

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 573, by striking lines 11-12.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 573, by striking lines 13-22 and inserting:

/   (11)   J04 - Department of Health and Environmental Control

(a)   Best Chance/Colon Cancer Networks   $1,500,000;

(b)   Bleeding Disorders - Premium Assistance Program $100,000;

(c)   Ocean Water Quality Outfall Initiative   $500,000;

(d)   Water Quality     $1,575,700;

(e)   Outreach Program for Continued Testing of TB Victims $125,000;/

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 573, by striking lines 25-36, and page 574, by striking lines 1-3, and inserting:

/   (12)   P28 - Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

(a)   Palmetto Trail     $150,000;

(b)   Sports Development Fund     $2,000,000;

(c)   Marketing - International     $25,000;

(d)   African-American History Museum     $1,000,000;

(e)   Parks and Recreation Development Program   $1,000,000;

(f)     State Park Fire Department - Jones Gap   $   50,000;

(g)   Town of Eastover - Historic Site Preservation   $75,000;

(h)   SC Hall of Fame     $100,000;/

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 574, by striking lines 16-17.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 576, by striking lines 17-21 and inserting:

/     (38)   J16 - Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

(a)   Lander University Therapeutic Equestrian Center - Burton Center   $   300,000;

(b)   Autism Services     $1,150,000;

(c)   Charles Lea Center     $100,000;/

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 576, by striking lines 22-25.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 576, by striking lines 26-33 and inserting:

/   (40)   L04 - Department of Social Services Child Support Enforcement System     $3,000,000;/

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 577, by striking lines 11-12.

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator MASSEY explained the amendment.

Senator ALEXANDER spoke on the amendment.

Senator ALEXANDER moved to lay the amendment on the table.

The amendment was laid on the table.

Amendment No. 3A

Senator FAIR proposed the following amendment (QH COLLEGE ALL-STAR BOWL), which was adopted:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 579, proviso 118.16, after line 19, by inserting an appropriately numbered subitem:

/   P28 - Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism College All-Star Bowl     $100,000 /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator FAIR explained the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 1

Senator COURSON proposed the following amendment (DAD NR-WOODROW WILSON), which was adopted:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 579, proviso 118.16, after line 19, by inserting a new subitem to read:

/ ( ) P28 - Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Historic Columbia Woodrow Wilson Family Home $350,000;/

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator COURSON explained the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 8

Senator SHANE MARTIN proposed the following amendment (DAD GF RED TO FUND LG EFA BUSES), which was tabled:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 581, after line 12, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/(SR: General Fund Reduction) All general fund appropriations contained in this act are reduced by an amount sufficient to generate $548,969,422 in order to fully fund the Local Government Fund and the Education Finance Act and for School Buses. Excluded from this reduction is the Capital Reserve Fund; Commission on Higher Education: Life Scholarship, Palmetto Fellows and Educational Endowment (open-ended scholarship funds); Debt Service; Aid To Subdivisions-State Treasurer: Local Government Fund; Aid to Subdivisions-Department of Revenue: Homestead Exemption Fund; and Department of Education: Education Finance Act and Employer Contributions - EFA.

The revenue realized from these reductions shall be distributed as follows:

(1)   H63-Department of Education--Education Finance Act      

$441,632,222;

(2)   X22-Aid to Subdivision-Local Government Fund

$90,924,225;and

(3)   H63-Department of Education--School Buses  

$16,412,975. /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator SHANE MARTIN explained the amendment.

Senator ALEXANDER moved to lay the amendment on the table.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 35; Nays 6

AYES

Alexander                 Allen                     Bennett
Campbell                  Campsen                   Coleman
Courson                   Cromer                    Davis
Fair                      Gregory                   Grooms
Hayes                     Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Kimpson                   Leatherman
Lourie                    Martin, Larry             Massey
Matthews                  McElveen                  McGill
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Rankin
Reese                     Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Thurmond                  Turner
Williams                  Young

Total--35

NAYS

Bright                    Bryant                    Cleary
Corbin                    Malloy                    Martin, Shane

Total--6

The amendment was laid on the table.

Amendment No. 26

Senators DAVIS and CAMPSEN proposed the following amendment (QH PORT ROYAL PROVISO CHANGE), which was adopted:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 88, STATE PORTS AUTHORITY, page 484, proviso 88.5, line 30, by striking /shall/ and inserting /may/

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 88, STATE PORTS AUTHORITY, page 484, proviso 88.5, line 31-32, by striking /the Town of Port Royal, to Beaufort County, or to a combination of the Town of Port Royal and Beaufort County/ and inserting /a third party/

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator DAVIS explained the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 28

Senators O'DELL and McGILL proposed the following amendment (QH CITADEL - MECH ENG), which was adopted:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 579, proviso 118.16, after line 19, by inserting an appropriately numbered sub item:

/ H09 The Citadel

Mechanical Engineering Lab and Equipment   $500,000 /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator McGILL explained the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 11

Senator LARRY MARTIN proposed the following amendment (DAD FLIP 4K & LGF), which was tabled:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 5, line 2, opposite "CDEPP" by:

COLUMN 7   COLUMN 8

/   STRIKING:   8,472,078   8,472,078

and

INSERTING:   2,867,631   2,867,631/

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 12, line 16, opposite "CDDEP - SCDE by:

COLUMN 7   COLUMN 8

/   STRIKING:   15,807,402   15,807,402

and

INSERTING:   5,399,144   5,399,144/

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 110, AID TO SUBDIVISIONS - STATE TREASURER, page 323, line 3, opposite "AID - LOCAL GOV'T FUND"by:

COLUMN 7   COLUMN 8

/   STRIKING:   187,619,411   187,619,411

and

INSERTING:   203,632,116   203,632,116/

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 578, proviso 118.16, line 30-31, by striking:

/     (2)   X22 - Local Government Fund, State Treasurer

Local Government Fund $   16,012,705;/

and inserting:

/     (2)   H63 - Department of Education

(a) CDEPP $ 10,408,258;

(b) First Steps-CDEPP $ 5,604,447; /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator LARRY MARTIN explained the amendment.

Senator MALLOY spoke on the amendment.

RECESS

At 12:30 P.M., on motion of Senator LEATHERMAN, the Senate receded from business until 1:15 P.M.

At 1:22 P.M., the Senate resumed.

AFTERNOON SESSION

The Senate reassembled at 1:22 P.M. and was called to order by ACTING PRESIDENT, Senator LARRY MARTIN.

ACTING PRESIDENT PRESIDES

Senator LARRY MARTIN assumed the Chair.

Point of Quorum

At 1:22 P.M., Senator PEELER made the point that a quorum was not present. It was ascertained that a quorum was not present.

Call of the Senate

Senator PEELER moved that a Call of the Senate be made. The following Senators answered the Call:

Alexander                 Bennett                   Bryant
Campbell                  Coleman                   Cromer
Fair                      Hayes                     Hembree
Hutto                     Leatherman                Malloy
Martin, Larry             Martin, Shane             Massey
Matthews                  McGill                    Peeler
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Thurmond                  Turner
Williams

A quorum being present, the Senate resumed.

ACTING PRESIDENT PRESIDES

Senator CROMER assumed the Chair.

Senator MALLOY resumed speaking on the Amendment No. 11.

Senator LARRY MARTIN spoke on the amendment.

PRESIDENT PRESIDES

At 2:04 P.M., the PRESIDENT assumed the Chair.

Senator MALLOY spoke on the amendment.

Senator LARRY MARTIN explained the amendment.

Senator MALLOY moved to lay the amendment on the table.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 29; Nays 13

AYES

Alexander                 Allen                     Campbell
Cleary                    Coleman                   Courson
Cromer                    Grooms                    Hayes
Hutto                     Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Lourie                    Malloy
Matthews                  McElveen                  McGill
Nicholson                 O'Dell                    Peeler
Pinckney                  Rankin                    Reese
Scott                     Setzler                   Sheheen
Williams                  Young

Total--29

NAYS

Bennett                   Bright                    Bryant
Campsen                   Corbin                    Fair
Hembree                   Martin, Larry             Martin, Shane
Massey                    Shealy                    Thurmond
Turner

Total--13

The amendment was laid on the table.

Expression of Personal Interest

Senator SHEHEEN rose for an Expression of Personal Interest.

Amendment No. 10

Senators FAIR, PEELER, SHANE MARTIN, BRYANT and BRIGHT proposed the following amendment (DAD UNIV CHAS & USC UPSTATE):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 15, UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON, page 46, line 36, opposite /OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES/ by:

COLUMN 7   COLUMN 8

/   STRIKING:   71,872,473   670,066

and

INSERTING:   71,820,473   670,066/

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 20C, USC - UPSTATE, page 62, line 11, opposite /OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES/ by:

COLUMN 7   COLUMN 8

/   STRIKING:   17,825,570   121,176

and

INSERTING:   17,808,428   121,176/

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator FAIR explained the amendment.

ACTING PRESIDENT PRESIDES

At 3:12 P.M., Senator CROMER assumed the Chair.

Senator COURSON spoke on the amendment.

Remarks To Be Printed

On motion of Senator RANKIN, with unanimous consent, the remarks of Senator COURSON, when reduced to writing and made available to the Desk, would be printed in the Journal.

PRESIDENT PRESIDES

At 3:25 P.M., the PRESIDENT assumed the Chair.

Senator PEELER spoke on the amendment.

Remarks To Be Printed

On motion of Senator VERDIN, with unanimous consent, the remarks of Senator PEELER, when reduced to writing and made available to the Desk, would be printed in the Journal.

Senator KIMPSON spoke on the amendment.

Remarks To Be Printed

On motion of Senator LOURIE, with unanimous consent, the remarks of Senator KIMPSON, when reduced to writing and made available to the Desk, would be printed in the Journal.

Senator VERDIN spoke on the amendment.

Senator GROOMS spoke on the amendment.

Senator CAMPSEN spoke on the amendment.

Remarks To Be Printed

On motion of Senator SETZLER, with unanimous consent, the remarks of Senator CAMPSEN, when reduced to writing and made available to the Desk, would be printed in the Journal.

Senator GREGORY spoke on the amendment.

Remarks To Be Printed

On motion of Senator SETZLER, with unanimous consent, the remarks of Senator GREGORY, when reduced to writing and made available to the Desk, would be printed in the Journal.

Senator MALLOY spoke on the amendment.

Remarks To Be Printed

On motion of Senator SETZLER, with unanimous consent, the remarks of Senator MALLOY, when reduced to writing and made available to the Desk, would be printed in the Journal.

Senator HUTTO moved to lay the amendment on the table.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 17; Nays 28; Present 1

AYES

Coleman                   Courson                   Gregory
Hayes                     Hutto                     Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Lourie
Matthews                  McElveen                  Nicholson
Pinckney                  Rankin                    Scott
Setzler                   Sheheen

Total--17

NAYS

Alexander                 Allen                     Bennett
Bright                    Bryant                    Campbell
Campsen                   Cleary                    Corbin
Cromer                    Davis                     Fair
Grooms                    Hembree                   Jackson
Martin, Larry             Martin, Shane             Massey
McGill                    O'Dell                    Peeler
Reese                     Shealy                    Thurmond
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--28

PRESENT

Malloy

Total--1

Having failed to receive the necessary votes, the Senate refused to table the amendment.

Statement By Senator SETZLER

I voted to table Amendment No. 10 because the college and universities impacted by the amendment have already taken corrective action on this issue.

Senator HUTTO spoke on the amendment.

Senator HUTTO moved to lay the amendment on the table.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 18; Nays 21; Present 2

AYES

Campbell                  Cleary                    Coleman
Courson                   Davis                     Gregory
Hayes                     Hutto                     Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Lourie
Matthews                  McElveen                  Pinckney
Rankin                    Setzler                   Sheheen

Total--18

NAYS

Alexander                 Bennett                   Bright
Bryant                    Campsen                   Corbin
Cromer                    Fair                      Grooms
Hembree                   Martin, Larry             Martin, Shane
Massey                    McGill                    Peeler

Reese   Shealy   Turner
Verdin   Williams   Young

Total--21

PRESENT

Allen                     Malloy

Total--2

Having failed to receive the necessary votes, the Senate refused to table the amendment.

Statement By Senator SETZLER

I voted to table Amendment No. 10 because the college and universities impacted by the amendment have already taken corrective action on this issue.

Statement by Senator GREGORY

I opposed the amendment to strip funding from the College of Charleston and USC Spartanburg because it attempts to make a point using an improper channel. Senators elect members of the boards of trustees of our state's universities. Since we influence board members then the proper way for legislators to express their displeasure with the textbooks used by these two universities should be by going through them, not the state budget.

In addition, the amendment has no effect on whether the cost of these books is paid for by taxpayers. First of all, SC taxpayers are paying for less than 10% of these universities' budgets through the state budget. Second, the money spent for the textbooks was spent in the current fiscal year, not the next fiscal year. The amendment strips funds for the fiscal year 2014-2015 when the books will no longer be used.

Lastly, I oppose these textbooks being mandated for a student reading course. Universities should give students a choice, at least, and these were poor ones.

Statement by Senator DAVIS

SC Senate debated today for over three hours an amendment to cut funding, as a form of punishment, to a state college that offered a class with a book titled "Fun Home: A Family Tradition" as required reading. I voted to table the amendment because I think having 170 politicians micromanaging a college's curriculum is bad public policy. If a state legislator has concerns in that regard, they should be expressed to the college's board of trustees. Also, I was dismayed to learn during the course of the debate that some state senators -- by no means all, but some -- who voted for the amendment did so because they thought homosexuality was immoral and should not be referenced in a college course subject.

Senator HUTTO resumed speaking on the amendment.

Objection

Senator LEATHERMAN asked unanimous consent to make a motion that the Bill be given a second reading, carrying over all amendments to third reading, with all members reserving the right to raise any Points of Order and to offer amendments without regard to questions of degree on third reading and with Senator HUTTO retaining the floor on Amendment No. 10.

Senator MALLOY objected.

Senator HUTTO resumed speaking on the amendment.

Motion Adopted

On motion of Senator LEATHERMAN, with unanimous consent, H. 4701 was given a second reading, carrying over all amendments to third reading, with all members reserving the right to raise any Points of Order and to offer amendments without regard to questions of degree on third reading and with Senator HUTTO retaining the floor on Amendment No. 10.

There being no further amendments, the Bill was read the second time, passed and ordered to a third reading.

Recorded Vote

Senators BRIGHT, CORBIN, LARRY MARTIN, YOUNG, MASSY and SHANE MARTIN desired to be recorded as voting against the second reading of the Bill.

Motion Adopted

Senator COURSON moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it stand adjourned to meet at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.

The motion was adopted.

MOTION ADOPTED

On motion of Senator HUTTO, with unanimous consent, the Senate stood adjourned out of respect to the memory of Mrs. Mary Bass Crum of Denmark, S.C. Ms. Crum was a WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Army Women's Auxiliary Corps. She was a long time educator in Denmark, S.C. teaching chemistry, physics, geometry and english as well as serving as the Debate and Public Speaking Team coach. Mary was an active member of Bethel Park United Methodist Church. She was an avid University of South Carolina Gamecocks fan and a die-hard Atlanta Braves fan. She was a loving mother to Liz, Wesley and Hayne Crum and doting grandmother who will be dearly missed.

and

MOTION ADOPTED

On motion of Senators LARRY MARTIN, ALEXANDER, ALLEN, BENNETT, BRIGHT, BRYANT, CAMPBELL, CAMPSEN, CLEARY, COLEMAN, CORBIN, COURSON, CROMER, DAVIS, FAIR, GREGORY, GROOMS, HAYES, HEMBREE, HUTTO, JACKSON, JOHNSON, KIMPSON, LEATHERMAN, LOURIE, MALLOY, SHANE MARTIN, MASSEY, MATTHEWS, McELVEEN, McGILL, NICHOLSON, O'DELL, PEELER, PINCKNEY, RANKIN, REESE, SCOTT, SETZLER, SHEALY, SHEHEEN, THURMOND, TURNER, VERDIN, WILLIAMS and YOUNG, with unanimous consent, the Senate stood adjourned out of respect to the memory of The Honorable Butler Derrick. Congressman Derrick represented South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District for twenty years. He attended South Carolina public schools, graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1958 and earned a law degree from the University of Georgia in 1965. Upon graduation, he was admitted to the South Carolina Bar and practiced law in Edgefield, S.C. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1969-1974. In 1974, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives for South Carolina's Third Congressional District where he was the last Democrat to hold that seat and served until 1994. After his retirement from Congress, he practiced law at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP in Washington, D.C. Congressman Derrick was known for his work to establish a regional compact system to spread the disposal of nuclear waste among states. He was a loving husband, devoted father and doting grandfather.

ADJOURNMENT

At 7:35 P.M., on motion of Senator COURSON, the Senate adjourned to meet tomorrow at 10:00 A.M.

Recorded Vote

Senators BRIGHT and SHEALY desired to be recorded as voting against the motion to adjourn.

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