South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018
Journal of the House of Representatives

NO. 40

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
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TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
(STATEWIDE SESSION)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The House assembled at 9:30 a.m.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr., as follows:

Our thought for today is from Matthew 4:4: "People do not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."

Let us pray. Gracious Lord, fuel our faith, so that we might live as we feed on the food for the body and food for the soul. Give these Representatives and staff the nourishment to work for the people of this State. We give thanks and praise to You, O Lord, for giving these people the opportunity for service in this place. Bless our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, staff, and all who labor in these Halls of Government. Protect our first responders and those who defend us at home and abroad. Heal the wounds, those seen and those hidden, of our women and men who suffer and sacrifice for our freedom. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayers. 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. ERICKSON moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Virginia "Ginny" Darden Meeks of Mount Pleasant, which was agreed to.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3974 (Word version) -- Reps. Thayer, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE NEW COVENANT SCHOOL BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2017 SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3975 (Word version) -- Rep. Thayer: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE NEW COVENANT SCHOOL BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM OF ANDERSON COUNTY WITH THE TEAM COACHES AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR CAPTURING THE 2017 SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the privilege of the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives be extended to the New Covenant School boys varsity basketball team of New Covenant School boys varsity basketball team of Anderson County with the team coaches and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being recognized and commended for capturing the 2017 South Carolina Association of Christian Schools Class A State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3976 (Word version) -- Reps. Atkinson, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE MULLINS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR A REMARKABLE SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2017 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3977 (Word version) -- Rep. Atkinson: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE MULLINS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM OF MARION COUNTY WITH THE TEAM COACHES AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR CAPTURING THE 2017 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the privilege of the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives be extended to the Mullins High School girls varsity basketball team of Marion County with the team coaches and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being recognized and commended for capturing the 2017 South Carolina Class AA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3978 (Word version) -- Reps. Bernstein, Howard, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND COMMEND THE CARDINAL NEWMAN WRESTLING TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR ANOTHER STELLAR SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2017 SOUTH CAROLINA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ASSOCIATION STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3979 (Word version) -- Reps. Bernstein and Howard: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE CARDINAL NEWMAN SCHOOL WRESTLING TEAM WITH THE TEAM COACHES AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR CAPTURING THE 2017 SOUTH CAROLINA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ASSOCIATION STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the privilege of the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives be extended to the Cardinal Newman School wrestling team with the team coaches and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being recognized and commended for capturing the 2017 South Carolina Independent School Association State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3980 (Word version) -- Reps. Cobb-Hunter, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR RUBY SANDERS UPON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT AFTER MORE THAN TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE, AND TO WISH HER CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3981 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR LENARD MCKELVEY, AN AMERICAN RADIO PRESENTER AND TELEVISION PERSONALITY, AND TO WELCOME HIM AS HE RETURNS TO HIS NATIVE SOUTH CAROLINA TO BE THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THE THIRD COLUMBIA CAREER CONNECT CONFERENCE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3982 (Word version) -- Reps. Taylor, Blackwell, Clyburn, Hixon, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CELEBRATE THE SOUTH AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SWIM TEAM ON CAPTURING THE 2016 CLASS AAAA STATE SWIM CHAMPIONSHIP AND TO CONGRATULATE THE SWIMMERS AND THEIR COACHES ON AN OUTSTANDING SEASON.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3983 (Word version) -- Rep. Taylor: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE SOUTH AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SWIM TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECOGNIZING AND COMMENDING THEM ON THEIR OUTSTANDING SEASON AND FOR CAPTURING THE 2016 CLASS AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the privilege of the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives be extended to the South Aiken High School girls swim team, coaches, and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of recognizing and commending them on their outstanding season and for capturing the 2016 Class AAAA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3984 (Word version) -- Reps. Loftis, Burns, Dillard, Robinson-Simpson, Chumley, Allison, Bannister, Bedingfield, Elliott, Hamilton, Henderson and G. R. Smith: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE FURMAN UNIVERSITY MEN'S RUGBY TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR A REMARKABLE SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2016 SOUTHERN RUGBY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3985 (Word version) -- Reps. Loftis, Burns, Dillard, Robinson-Simpson, Chumley, Allison, Bannister, Bedingfield, Elliott, Hamilton, Henderson and G. R. Smith: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE FURMAN UNIVERSITY MEN'S RUGBY TEAM OF GREENVILLE COUNTY WITH THE COACHES AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR CAPTURING THE 2017 SOUTHERN RUGBY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the privilege of the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives be extended to the Furman University men's rugby team of Greenville County with the coaches and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being recognized and commended for capturing the 2017 Southern Rugby Conference Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3986 (Word version) -- Rep. Finlay: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF COLUMBIA CITY COUNCILWOMAN LEONA KIRBY PLAUGH OF RICHLAND COUNTY, TO HONOR HER REMARKABLE COMMITMENT TO THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, AND TO EXTEND DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER LOVING FAMILY AND HER MANY FRIENDS.

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

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3987 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Alexander, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND EXPRESS DEEP APPRECIATION TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM FOR ITS OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS IN EDUCATING AND TRAINING OUR STATE'S WORKFORCE AND TO DECLARE APRIL 5, 2017, AS SOUTH CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM DAY.

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

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3988 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Alexander, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE THIRTY-FOUR SOUTH CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE STUDENTS NAMED TO SOUTH CAROLINA'S 2017 ACADEMIC ALL-STATE ACADEMIC TEAM IN THE ALL-USA ACADEMIC TEAM COMPETITION FOR TECHNICAL COLLEGES, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND JUNIOR COLLEGES SPONSORED BY THE PHI THETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND SERVICE TO THEIR COMMUNITIES.

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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

H. 3989 (Word version) -- Reps. Jefferson, Knight, Anderson, Thigpen, Williams, Mack and Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 38 TO CHAPTER 5, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES SHALL REQUIRE THAT CERTAIN VEHICLES MUST UNDERGO AN ANNUAL INSPECTION, TO PROVIDE A FEE FOR THE INSPECTION, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3990 (Word version) -- Rep. Sandifer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-280, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY REVIEW COMMITTEE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS THE DUTY OF THE COMMITTEE TO REQUEST FROM AN AGENCY PROMULGATING A REGULATION BEING REVIEWED BY THE COMMITTEE A RESPONSE TO THE COMMITTEE'S REQUEST FOR INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REGULATION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMITTEE SHALL HAVE THE ABILITY TO REQUEST INFORMATION FOR A REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ANALYSIS ON A PROPOSED REGULATION AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING DATE OR A REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ANALYSIS ON AN EXISTING REGULATION, AND THE ABILITY TO PETITION THE STATE AGENCY, AND TO AMEND, REVISE, OR REVOKE A REGULATION IF THE COMMITTEE DETERMINES THERE WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT ADVERSE IMPACT ON SMALL BUSINESSES; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADJUSTMENT OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS' TERMS TO ACHIEVE STAGGERED TERMS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT AN APPOINTED COMMITTEE MEMBER SHALL NOT SERVE CONSECUTIVELY FOR MORE THAN SIX YEARS.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

ROLL CALL

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

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total Present--118

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. ATWATER a temporary leave of absence.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. WILLIS a temporary leave of absence.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. FINLAY a temporary leave of absence due to medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. M. RIVERS a temporary leave of absence.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. STRINGER a temporary leave of absence.

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. Gary A. Vukov of Myrtle Beach was the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

In accordance with House Rule 5.2 below:

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

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3079 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/14/17   POPE

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3615 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/14/17   ELLIOTT

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3786 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/14/17   HUGGINS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3886 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/14/17   CROSBY and FELDER

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3930 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/14/17   V. S. MOSS, POPE, SIMRILL, MARTIN and ATWATER

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3967 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/14/17   G. R. SMITH, HAMILTON, PUTNAM, DANING, CROSBY, MAGNUSON and TAYLOR

H. 3720--AMENDED AND INTERRUPTED DEBATE

Debate was resumed on the following Bill, the pending question being the consideration of Part 1A.

H. 3720--THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL

H. 3720 (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, 2017, 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.

PART IA

SECTION 1--AMENDED AND ADOPTED

Reps. WHITMIRE, WHITE, COBB-HUNTER and GOVAN proposed the following Amendment No. 9 (H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\008\EIANEWSPONSORS. DOCX), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 5, immediately after line 4, by inserting a new line to read:

Column 3   Column 4
Aid to Districts
-Technology

12,000,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 7, line 3, opposite /alloc eia - employer/ by increasing the amount(s) in Column 3 by:

Column 3   Column 4

4,255,165
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 8, line 3, opposite /employer contributions/ by decreasing the amount(s) in Column 3 by:

Column 3   Column 4

4,255,165
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 8, line 14, opposite /sc youth challenge academy/ by increasing the amount(s) in Column 3 by:

Column 3   Column 4

1,000,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 10, line 9, opposite /Abbeville equity districts/ by increasing the amount(s) in Column 3 by:

Column 3   Column 4

24,602,000
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.

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

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 99; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bennett                Blackwell
Bradley                Brown                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hamilton
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
West                   Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Yow

Total--99

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

Section 1, as amended, was adopted.

SECTION 7

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 94; Nays 4

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bennett                Blackwell
Brown                  Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Felder                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hamilton
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Hewitt                 Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Yow

Total--94

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bradley                Erickson               Hill
Putnam

Total--4

Section 7 was adopted.

SECTION 16

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 94; Nays 2


Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Bales                  Ballentine
Bennett                Blackwell              Bradley
Brown                  Caskey                 Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  West
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Williams

Total--94

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                   Magnuson

Total--2

Section 16 was adopted.

SECTION 50

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 94; Nays 2

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Bales                  Bannister
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Elliott                Erickson
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Jefferson              Johnson
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Toole                  West                   Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Yow

Total--94

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                   Magnuson

Total--2

Section 50 was adopted.

SECTION 53

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 90; Nays 16

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bradley
Brown                  Caskey                 Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crosby                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Forrest                Forrester              Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thigpen                Toole                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Yow

Total--90

Those who voted in the negative are:

Burns                  Chumley                Crawford
Daning                 Fry                    Hardee
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Johnson                Loftis                 Long
Magnuson               Putnam                 Ryhal
Thayer

Total--16

Section 53 was adopted.

SECTION 63--AMENDED AND ADOPTED

Reps. RUTHERFORD, KING, HART and HENEGAN proposed the following Amendment No. 40 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\007\dps director.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 63, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, page 166, line 2-3, opposite /Director/ by decreasing the amount(s) in Columns 3 and 4 by:

Column 3   Column 4

162,313   129,851

(1.00)   (0.80)
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.

Rep. RUTHERFORD explained the amendment.
Rep. RUTHERFORD spoke in favor of the amendment.
Rep. COBB-HUNTER spoke against the amendment.

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

Rep. PITTS spoke in favor of the amendment.
Rep. PITTS spoke in favor of the amendment.
Rep. BAMBERG spoke against the amendment.
Rep. BAMBERG spoke against the amendment.
Rep. TALLON spoke in favor of the amendment.
Rep. TALLON spoke in favor of the amendment.
Rep. BALES spoke upon the amendment.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the amendment.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 76; Nays 20

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Bales                  Ballentine             Bannister
Bennett                Blackwell              Bradley
Burns                  Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Cole                   Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Gagnon
Hamilton               Hart                   Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Huggins                King                   Kirby
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McEachern              McKnight               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Yow

Total--76

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bamberg                Bowers                 Brown
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Collins                Dillard                Funderburk
Gilliard               Govan                  Jefferson
Mitchell               Norrell                Quinn
M. Rivers              Thigpen                Weeks
Whipper                Williams

Total--20

The amendment was then adopted.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 82; Nays 7

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Bales                  Ballentine             Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Burns                  Chumley
Clary                  Clemmons               Cogswell
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Govan
Hamilton               Hart                   Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Howard
Huggins                King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McEachern              D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Putnam
Quinn                  Ridgeway               S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  West
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Yow

Total--82

Those who voted in the negative are:

Brown                  Cobb-Hunter            Gilliard
Jefferson              Mitchell               M. Rivers
Weeks

Total--7

Section 63, as amended, was adopted.

SECTION 85

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 101; Nays 3

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Bales                  Ballentine             Bamberg
Bannister              Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Caskey                 Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Knight                 Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Yow

Total--101

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                   Kirby                  Magnuson

Total--3

Section 85 was adopted.

RECORD FOR VOTING

I inadvertently voted in against Part 1A, Section 85. I intended to vote in favor of the Section.

Rep. Roger Kirby

SECTION 95--ADOPTED

Rep. DOUGLAS proposed the following Amendment No. 24 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\005\family caregivers.docx), which was rejected:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 95, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, page 229, line 2, opposite
/Family Caregivers/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 3 and 4 by:

Column 3   Column 4

400,000   400,000
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.

Rep. DOUGLAS explained the amendment.
Rep. HERBKERSMAN spoke against the amendment.

Rep. HERBKERSMAN moved to table the amendment.

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

Yeas 52; Nays 56

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Bales                  Ballentine             Bannister
Bradley                Burns                  Caskey
Clemmons               Cogswell               Cole
Crawford               Delleney               Duckworth
Erickson               Finlay                 Forrest
Fry                    Gagnon                 Hamilton
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hiott                  Huggins                Johnson
Jordan                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Pitts                  Putnam                 Quinn
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Thayer                 West                   White
Whitmire

Total--52

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bernstein              Bowers                 Brown
Chumley                Clary                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Collins                Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Dillard
Douglas                Elliott                Felder
Forrester              Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Hart                   Henegan
Hixon                  Hosey                  Jefferson
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Mack                   McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pope
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             J. E. Smith
Taylor                 Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  Wheeler                Whipper
Williams               Yow

Total--56

So, the House refused to table the amendment.

Rep. WHITE spoke against the amendment.
Rep. OTT spoke in favor of the amendment.
Rep. OTT spoke in favor of the amendment.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the amendment.

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

Yeas 43; Nays 66

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Atwater
Bernstein              Bowers                 Brown
Daning                 Davis                  Dillard
Douglas                Felder                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hart                   Henegan
Hixon                  Howard                 Jefferson
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Mack                   McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               V. S. Moss
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pope                   Ridgeway               M. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             J. E. Smith
Taylor                 Thigpen                Weeks
Wheeler                Whipper                Williams
Yow

Total--43

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Blackwell              Bradley
Burns                  Caskey                 Chumley
Clary                  Clemmons               Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Delleney               Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Gagnon
Hamilton               Hayes                  Henderson
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Huggins                Johnson
Jordan                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  D. C. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Pitts                  Putnam                 Quinn
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Thayer                 Toole                  West
White                  Whitmire               Willis

Total--66

So, the amendment was rejected.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 115; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Hart                   Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Howard
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Quinn                  Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--115

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

Section 95 was adopted.

SECTION 99--AMENDED AND ADOPTED

Reps. TAYLOR and BRADLEY proposed the following Amendment No. 45 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\005\rsic reduction - salaries.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 99, RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT COMMISSION, page 234, line 6, opposite /Other Personal Service/ by decreasing the amount(s) in Column 3 by:

Column 3   Column 4

99,995
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.

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

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 115; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Howard                 Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--115

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

Section 99, as amended, was adopted.

Rep. B. NEWTON moved that the House recede until 2:30 p.m., which was agreed to.

Further proceedings were interrupted by the House receding, the pending question being the consideration of Part IA.

THE HOUSE RESUMES

At 2:30 p.m. the House resumed, the SPEAKER in the Chair.

POINT OF QUORUM

The question of a quorum was raised.
A quorum was later present.

H. 3720--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

Debate was resumed on the following Bill, the pending question being the consideration of Part IA.

H. 3720--THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL

H. 3720 (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, 2017, 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.

PART IA

SECTION 106--ADOPTED

Reps. COBB-HUNTER, KNIGHT and PARKS proposed the following Amendment No. 1 (H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\001\BPI$1SUB.DOCX), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 106, STATEWIDE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, page 244, immediately after line 1, by inserting new lines to read:

Column 3   Column 4
A. Base Pay Increase
Base Pay Increase

1   1
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the amendment.
Rep. COBB-HUNTER spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. HERBKERSMAN moved to table the amendment.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 65; Nays 46

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Arrington              Atwater                Bales
Bannister              Bennett                Blackwell
Bradley                Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clemmons               Cogswell
Cole                   Crawford               Crosby
Davis                  Delleney               Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Gagnon                 Hamilton
Hardee                 Henderson              Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Huggins                Johnson
Jordan                 Loftis                 Lowe
Lucas                  Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Yow

Total--65

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atkinson               Ballentine
Bamberg                Bernstein              Bowers
Brown                  Clary                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Collins                Dillard
Douglas                Funderburk             Gilliard
Hayes                  Henegan                Hosey
Jefferson              King                   Kirby
Knight                 Long                   Mack
McEachern              McKnight               Mitchell
D. C. Moss             Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
J. E. Smith            Tallon                 Thigpen
Weeks                  Wheeler                Whipper
Williams

Total--46

So, the amendment was tabled.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 77; Nays 10

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bennett                Blackwell              Bradley
Burns                  Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cogswell
Crawford               Crosby                 Davis
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Gagnon
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Kirby                  Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McEachern
D. C. Moss             B. Newton              Ott
Pitts                  Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. R. Smith
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Toole                  Weeks                  West
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--77

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bowers                 Cobb-Hunter            Dillard
Gilliard               Henegan                King
McKnight               Mitchell               Parks
Robinson-Simpson

Total--10

Section 106 was adopted.

RECORD FOR VOTING

After recusing myself from voting on Part IA, Section 106 of H. 3720, the General Appropriation Bill, I inadvertently voted on this Section. I wish the record to reflect that I meant to abstain from voting.

Rep. Leon Stavrinakis

SECTION 107

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 104; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Bales                  Ballentine             Bannister
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Caskey                 Chumley
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Hamilton               Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Toole                  Weeks                  West
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--104

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

Section 107 was adopted.

PART IB

SECTION 1A--AMENDED AND ADOPTED

Rep. WHITMIRE proposed the following Amendment No. 6 (H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\001\EIA DELETED PROVISOS.DOCX), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1A, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EIA, page 307, paragraph 1A.53 (Low Achieving Schools), lines 16 - 21, by striking the proviso in its entirety.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1A, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EIA, page 307, paragraph 1A.54 (TransformSC), lines 22 - 23, by striking the proviso in its entirety.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1A, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EIA, page 314, paragraph 1A.69 (Digital Learning), lines 6-9, by striking:/ $1,600,000 will be authorized to be utilized to enter into one-year memoranda of agreements with public and private entities to pilot computer science initiatives in schools and school districts. The initiatives must focus on improving the digital literacy skills of students and teachers, expanding opportunities for students to learn coding, or providing computer science curriculum. To this end, at least /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1A, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EIA, page 315, paragraph 1A.75 (EOC Military-Connected Children), lines 14 - 21, by striking the proviso in its entirety.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1A, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EIA, page 315, paragraph 1A.76 (STEM Labs), lines 22 - 28, by striking the proviso in its entirety.
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Rep. WHITMIRE explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. WHITMIRE proposed the following Amendment No. 7 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\008\value-added accountability.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1a, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EIA, page 317, after line 27, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (SDE: EIA Value-Added Accountability) With the funds appropriated for School Value Added Instrument in the current fiscal year the Department of Education shall use the education value-added assessment system that was procured and administered in the prior fiscal year to calculate the magnitude of student progress or growth at the school level for purposes of state and federal accountability. At the discretion of the local school district, a district may use the education value-added assessment system to evaluate classroom teachers using student progress or growth. The estimates of specific teacher effects on the educational progress of students will not be a public record and shall be made available only to the specific teacher, principal and superintendent. In the current fiscal year, the Department of Education is directed to procure a value-added assessment system, which calculates student growth and includes the measurement of magnitude of growth, to be used in future school years that meets the requirements of the state and federal accountability system as defined in Chapter 18 of Title 59 of the 1976 Code. /
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Rep. WHITMIRE explained the amendment.
Rep. ALLISON spoke in favor of the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. WHITMIRE proposed the following Amendment No. 10 to (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\008\aid districts-technology.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1a, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EIA, page 317, after line 27, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(SDE-EIA: Aid to Districts-Technology) Funds appropriated to the Department of Education for Aid to Districts - Technology shall be distributed to the public school districts of the state, the special schools of the state and the South Carolina Public Charter School District, per pupil, based on the previous year's one hundred thirty-five day average daily membership, according to the below calculations: (1) For a school district with a poverty index of less than 75: $35 per ADM; (2) For a school district with a poverty index of at least 75 but no more than 85: $50 per ADM; or (3) For a school district with a poverty index of greater than 85 or a special school with no defined poverty index: $70 per ADM. Poverty will be defined as determined for the poverty add on weight in Proviso 1.3 of this Act.
The Department of Education may adjust the per-ADM rates for each of the three classes defined above in order to conform to actual levels of student attendance and available appropriations, provided that the per-ADM rate for each class is adjusted by the same percentage.
Funds distributed to a school district may only be used for the following purposes: (1) To improve external connections to schools, with a goal of reaching at least 100 kilobits per second, per student in each school by 2017; (2) To improve internal connections within schools, with a goal of reaching at least 1 megabit per second, per student in each school by 2017; or (3) To develop or expand one-to-one computing initiatives.
A school district that has achieved each of the above goals may submit a plan to the K-12 Technology Committee for permission to expend its allocation on other technology-related uses; such permission shall not be unreasonably withheld and the K-12 Technology Committee must permit districts to appeal any process should a district not receive approval and must provide technical assistance to districts in developing plans should the district request such.
Funds appropriated may not be used to supplant existing school district expenditures on technology. By June 30, 2018, each school district that receives funding during Fiscal Year 2017-18 must provide the K-12 Technology Committee with an itemized report on the amounts and uses of these funds, using a form developed by the Education Oversight Committee. In this report, a school district must provide information on its efforts to obtain reimbursements through the "E-Rate" Schools and Libraries Program administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company. Within its available resources, the K-12 Technology Committee shall support school districts' efforts to obtain these reimbursements. /
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Rep. WHITMIRE explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 109; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--109

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

Section 1A, as amended, was adopted.

SECTION 7--ADOPTED

Rep. ERICKSON proposed the following Amendment No. 8 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\008\john de la howe-erickson.docx), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 7, JOHN DE LA HOWE SCHOOL, page 329, paragraph 7.5, lines 29 - 35 and Page 330 lines 1-4, by striking the proviso in its entirety.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 7, JOHN DE LA HOWE SCHOOL, page 330, after line 4, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (JDLHS: JDLHS Foster Care Youth Success Pilot Program)There is created the John de la Howe Planning Committee (Planning Committee) that shall be comprised of a Representative appointed by the Speaker of the House, a Senator appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, an appointee of the Governor, the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children, and the Director, or their designee, of the Department of Social Services, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Education, and Clemson University to develop vocational and agriculture-related training programs, life skills training, and an independent living program for at-risk youth aging out of foster care and other state services.

For Fiscal Year 2017-18, all financial, programmatic, personnel, and facility management and operations of the John de la Howe School shall be placed under the control and management of the Planning Committee. The members of the John de la Howe Board of Trustees and the president (i.e., superintendent) shall be suspended and terminated effective July 1, 2017. Any contracts for employment or other services, other than for routine procurements for facility operations, entered into prior to July 1, 2017, shall be terminated effective July 1, 2017. As deemed appropriate by the Planning Committee, other remaining employees shall continue employment at John de la Howe School or shall be assisted for transfer to other state agencies or considered for contract employment pursuant to the new contract for children's program services.

John de la Howe School and the legacy of the will of Dr. John de la Howe shall be preserved by the implementation of a vocational, life skills, and independent living program to serve older at-risk children who are aging out of foster care and other state services. The Planning Committee shall be authorized to allocate, expend, and utilize the funds and FTE's appropriated to John de la Howe School as it sees fit to employ and manage employees, to maintain and operate school grounds and facilities, and to contract for services to operate the vocational, life skills, and independent living programs that shall include a GED and school drop-out recovery program, agricultural-related training, vocational training, graduated levels of independent housing, and statewide aftercare assistance in the transition of the youth to independent living and employment. Each student in the independent living program shall have an individualized vocational and educational plan based on their course of study that may include completion of GED programs, attainment of a high school diploma, vocational certifications, and agriculture-related training programs.

By July 31, 2017, the Planning Committee shall submit a Request for Proposal to the State Fiscal Accountability Authority, Procurement Services for the new children's program services and have the new program operational as soon as possible thereafter. By December 1, the Planning Committee shall report to the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Governor regarding program development, facility maintenance and operations, and budget expenditures. By March 1, 2018, the Planning Committee shall submit its recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor regarding the continuing organization, administration, operation, budget, programs, and governance of the John de la Howe School./
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Rep. ERICKSON explained the amendment.
Rep. WHITMIRE spoke against the amendment.
Rep. PARKS spoke against the amendment.
Rep. WHITE spoke against the amendment.
Rep. WILLIAMS spoke against the amendment.
Rep. DANING spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. PARKS moved to table the amendment.
Rep. HILL demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 79; Nays 32

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Atkinson               Bales                  Bamberg
Bannister              Bernstein              Blackwell
Brown                  Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cole                   Crawford
Delleney               Dillard                Elliott
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Thigpen                Weeks
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--79

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atwater
Ballentine             Bennett                Bowers
Bradley                Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Cogswell               Collins
Daning                 Davis                  Douglas
Duckworth              Erickson               Felder
Fry                    Funderburk             Hardee
Hewitt                 Hill                   Huggins
Long                   McCoy                  W. Newton
Putnam                 G. R. Smith            Taylor
Thayer                 Toole

Total--32

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. PARKS proposed the following Amendment No. 27 to (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\008\jhdls transition #1.docx), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 7, JOHN DE LA HOWE SCHOOL, page 329, paragraph 7.5, lines 29 - 35 and Page 330 lines 1-4, by striking the proviso in its entirety./
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 7, JOHN DE LA HOWE SCHOOL, page 330, after line 4, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
(JDLHS: JDLHS Transition) With level year funding appropriated, for Fiscal Year 2017-18 John de la Howe shall develop a transition plan and begin implementation from being an accredited school district and accredited school to being a program under Section 59-19-350 that provides career development opportunities to homeless, truant, and at-risk high school students.

The Board of Trustees of the John de la Howe School is directed to procure a contract with a qualified four-year institution of higher learning to conduct a feasibility study focused on expanding agricultural education and related Career and Technology Education (CATE) programs for middle- and high-school-aged students that align with the terms and purpose of the Dr. John de la Howe will.
Elements of the feasibility study will include:
a. Conducting an assessment of the agricultural, farming, horticulture and livestock resources of the JDLH campus and making recommendations for further developing and expanding those resources.
b. Considering the land management and operation changes needed in order for the property and other assets to support an expanded agricultural education program.
c. Identifying potential employment opportunities within South Carolina for young adults with various types of education and training in agriculture-related fields.
d. Identifying available resources and opportunities for post-secondary education in the state and recommending articulation agreements to facilitate pathways for students opting to pursue advanced education in agriculture-related fields.
e. Gathering information on secondary education and training programs in agriculture in the state to identify strengths and needs to assist in developing a model agricultural education program at John de la Howe.
f. Developing specific agriculture and animal science courses, curricula and resources needed for implementation, including teacher qualifications and recruitment needs.
g. Identifying potential educational partners and drafting memoranda of agreement for articulation of students and sharing of resources.
h. Identifying potential organizations and industries that may be developed to assist in supporting an expanded agricultural focus at John de la Howe.
i. Compiling data on the governance structure of other state special schools and agriculture-related educational programs and making recommendations for consideration.
j. Identifying staffing needs for an expanded agriculture education emphasis and developing job descriptions for new positions.
k. Providing projected costs and timeframe for implementing such changes. l.

In conducting the feasibility study, the contractor will consult with, as necessary, and consider the requirements, responsibilities, resources and interests of the following entities: Department of Education, Education Oversight Committee, Department of Social Services, Clemson University Department of Agriculture and Cooperative Extension, Piedmont Technical College, Western Piedmont Educational Consortium, CATE Education Associates, McCormick County School District, McCormick County Council, and the John de la Howe School.

The John de la Howe Board of Trustees will work with the State Materials Management Office for technical assistance in procuring the contract. The Board shall submit a report to the Senate Finance Committee and to the House Ways and Means Committee by December 1 of the current fiscal year with the feasibility study and recommendations of the contractor and the recommendations of the Board.

The John de la Howe School is authorized to continue to provide wilderness camp programs to middle-school students who are ages 12 to 14 at the time of admission and to provide or obtain accredited educational services for wilderness camp students.

Children in the wilderness program will be eligible to participate in career and technology education (CATE) programs, including agricultural education, offered on the John de la Howe campus.

The John de la Howe School is authorized to use carryover and recurring funds in the current fiscal year to make needed repairs to buildings and facilities.

The John de la Howe School is authorized to continue to provide services to at-risk adolescent's ages 14 to 17 at the time of admission in non-wilderness educational programs to maximize residential occupancy of the facilities to the extent permitted by the remaining budget.

The John de la Howe School is directed to work with the State Department of Education to establish a Defined Program for the L.S. Brice School, to be implemented by December 1 of the current fiscal year. Such program will take into consideration the limited enrollment of the state special school and the course needs of the types of students served.
The John de la Howe School is directed to work with the State Department of Education to pursue the establishment of the L.S. Brice School as a School of Choice under Education Code Section 59-19-350 and to assist the Department in identifying specific statutes and regulations to be considered for exemption.
In providing agricultural and other CATE-related courses on the campus, the Board of Trustees is authorized to continue its collaboration with the McCormick County School District to share vocational technology resources and allow student access to such resources on either campus.
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Rep. PARKS explained the amendment.
Rep. WHITMIRE spoke against the amendment.

Rep. WHITMIRE moved to table the amendment.
Rep. PARKS demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 77; Nays 32

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bennett
Blackwell              Bradley                Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Gagnon
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Huggins                Jordan                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
S. Rivers              Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Yow

Total--77

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Bamberg
Bernstein              Bowers                 Brown
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Dillard
Douglas                Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Henegan                Hosey
Howard                 Jefferson              King
Knight                 Mack                   McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               Mitchell
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Ridgeway               Robinson-Simpson       Weeks
Wheeler                Williams

Total--32

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. PARKS proposed the following Amendment No. 28 to (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\008\jdlhs transition #2.docx), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 7, JOHN DE LA HOWE SCHOOL, page 329, paragraph 7.5, lines 29 - 35 and Page 330 lines 1-4, by striking the proviso in its entirety./

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 7, JOHN DE LA HOWE SCHOOL, page 330, after line 4, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
(JDLHS: JDLHS Transition) With level year funding appropriated, for Fiscal Year 2016-17 John de la Howe shall develop a transition plan and begin implementation from being an accredited school district and accredited school to being a program under Section 59-19-350 that provides career development opportunities to homeless, truant, and at-risk high school students. John de la Howe shall contract with nearby public school districts to provide education services or with alternative education providers that provide accelerated programs of instruction for overage students at risk of dropping out of school. John de la Howe shall enter into public-private partnerships to provide career opportunities, aligned with the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate. Such training shall focus on the unique natural and agricultural resources of the school to develop skills for which career opportunities exist in our state. John de la Howe will cooperate with Wil Lou Gray, the Department of Juvenile Justice, family courts, and school districts to encourage the placement of truant students to John de la Howe when such students can be served appropriately by the transition plan opportunities. As needed, the Department of Education and the Department of Administration will assist John de la Howe in making the transition. John de la Howe shall report to the Senate Finance Committee and to the House Ways and Means Committee by December 1 of the current fiscal year on the transition plan and its implementation.
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Rep. PARKS explained the amendment.

Rep. WHITMIRE moved to table the amendment.

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

Yeas 74; Nays 31

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bennett
Blackwell              Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Gagnon                 Hamilton               Hayes
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Huggins                Jordan                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Pitts
Pope                   Quinn                  S. Rivers
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Yow

Total--74


Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Bamberg
Bernstein              Bowers                 Brown
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Dillard
Douglas                Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Henegan                Hosey
Jefferson              King                   Knight
Mack                   McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Norrell                Parks
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Weeks                  Wheeler                Whipper
Williams

Total--31

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. PARKS proposed the following Amendment No. 29 to (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\7.4 parks.docx), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 7, JOHN DE LA HOWE SCHOOL, page 328, paragraph 7.4 (Transition), lines 20-36 and page 329, lines 1-28, by reinserting and amending:

7.4.   (JDLH: Transition) In accordance with the purposes of the will of Dr. John de la Howe, by September thirtieth 30 of the current fiscal year, the Board of Trustees of John de la Howe is directed to work with an advisory group comprised of one person each designated by the Director of the Department of Social Services, the Director of the Department of Mental Health, the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice, the State Superintendent of Education, the Director of the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, the Chair of the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children, a Representative appointed by the Speaker of the House, and a Senator appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate representatives of the Department of Education, Education Oversight Committee, Department of Social Services, Clemson University Department of Agriculture and Cooperative Extension, Piedmont Technical College, Western Piedmont Educational Consortium, CATE Education Associates, McCormick County School District, McCormick County Council, and the John de la Howe School to recommend an educational, vocational, and life skills training program at the John de la Howe School for older youth who are at risk and who are aging out of the foster care or the juvenile justice supervisory programs of the Department of Social Services or the Department of Juvenile Justice. The program will utilize the funds appropriated to John de la Howe School for the costs of the program that will include school drop-out recovery to complete a high school degree, a GED program, vocational and employment training, and an aftercare program for transition of the youth to independent living and employment. Clemson University will collaborate with the advisory group regarding the development of a vocational farming component for the program.

In consultation with the advisory group and as set forth herein, by November thirtieth 30, the John de la Howe Board of Trustees will procure a contract with a child-service provider to operate the program. The child-service provider must be a nationally accredited (AdvancED) educational organization experienced in both child protection and juvenile justice programs and must be able to demonstrate a history of success in the operation of educational and vocational residential training programs for youth. The Department of Administration and the Executive Budget Office will assist John de la Howe as needed in the transition.

With funds appropriated and with technical assistance from Clemson University, the Department of Administration and the Executive Budget Office, the John de la Howe School Board of Trustees will continue to provide wilderness camp programs to middle-school-aged students in the current fiscal year; and identify initiatives to provide agricultural education opportunities on campus for students who have not yet completed high school.

John de la Howe will work with the Department of Social Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice to provide for the safe transition of the existing residents from John de la Howe School into such placements, programs and services as determined appropriate based on an assessment of their individual needs.

In the development of the program and in the qualifications and selection of the child-service provider, considerations by the John de la Howe Board of Trustees in consultation with the advisory group will include the following:

(1)   the overlap of needs of children who crossover for services between are served by the Department of Social Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice;

(2)   educational, school drop-out recovery, GED, vocational programs, life skills training programs, career and employment opportunities, and independent living programs for these older youth clients that can be provid youth who are at risk and aging out of state services to prepare for success as adults;

(3)   aftercare programs that will follow these youths into the community and help them to become established in viable employment and living situations that encourage a future free of homelessness, unemployment, poverty, alcohol and other substance abuse, criminal behavior, and dependence on public assistance;

(4)   provide the existing child clients at John de la Howe School with a proper, safe transition to family reunification or other appropriate placements and services;

(5)   provide consideration of current John de la Howe School employees, where appropriate, for employment pursuant to the new provider contract for program services; and,

(6)   how the existing funds and youth vocational training programs can be applied to provide repairs and maintenance to the John de la Howe School buildings and grounds.

The John de la Howe Board of Trustees, with technical assistance from the Department of Education State Fiscal Accountability Authority, Procurement Services, will provide procurement for the contract, fiscal administration of the funds, contract accountability, compliance, and reporting and will submit reports by June thirtieth 30 of the current fiscal year to the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children to inform the Committees regarding the status and progress of programs, operations, client data, facilities, and budget information. The John de la Howe Board of Trustees, in consultation with the advisory group will make recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly regarding the future role of the John De La Howe School.
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Rep. PARKS explained the amendment.

Rep. WHITMIRE moved to table the amendment.

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

Yeas 74; Nays 39


Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bennett                Blackwell
Bradley                Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Duckworth              Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Gagnon
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Huggins                Jordan                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
W. Newton              Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  S. Rivers
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Yow

Total--74

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Bamberg                Bernstein              Bowers
Brown                  Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Dillard                Douglas                Elliott
Funderburk             Gilliard               Govan
Henegan                Hosey                  Howard
Jefferson              Kirby                  Knight
Mack                   McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
J. E. Smith            Thigpen                Weeks
Wheeler                Whipper                Williams

Total--39

So, the amendment was tabled.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 82; Nays 26

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Blackwell              Bradley
Burns                  Caskey                 Chumley
Clary                  Clemmons               Cobb-Hunter
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Duckworth              Elliott
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hayes                  Henderson              Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Huggins                Johnson
Jordan                 Kirby                  Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McEachern              D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Quinn                  S. Rivers              Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  West                   White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--82

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Bamberg
Bernstein              Bowers                 Brown
Dillard                Douglas                Erickson
Gilliard               Henegan                Hosey
Howard                 Jefferson              King
Mack                   McCravy                McKnight
Mitchell               Parks                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       J. E. Smith
Wheeler                Whipper

Total--26

Section 7 was adopted.

SECTION 25

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 106; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hamilton
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Thigpen                Weeks
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--106

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

Section 25 was adopted.

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

SECTION 34--AMENDED AND ADOPTED

Reps. HILL and G. M. Smith proposed the following Amendment No. 21 (H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\010\BIRTH CEN-TER 2.DOCX), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 34, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, page 357, paragraph 34.48, line 12, by striking the proviso in its entirety and inserting /(DHEC: Birth Center Inspections) With the funds appropriated and authorized to the Department of Health and Environmental Control for this fiscal year, the Department shall ensure that all licensed birth centers must register an on-call agreement and any transfer policies with the Department of Health and Environmental Control. The on-call agreement shall contain provisions which provide that the on-call physician, or another physician designated by the on-call physician, is readily available to provide medical assistance either in person or by telecommunications or other electronic means, which means the physician must be within a thirty minute drive of the birth center or hospital, must be licensed in the State of South Carolina, and have hospital admitting or consulting privileges, and shall provide consultation and advice to the birth center at all times it is serving the public. Furthermore, a birth center shall document in its practice guidelines and policies the ability to transfer care to an acute care hospital with obstetrical and newborn services and must demonstrate this by: (A) coordinated transfer care plans, protocols, procedures, arrangements, or through collaboration with one or more acute care hospitals with appropriate obstetrical and newborn services; and (B) admitting or consulting privileges at one or more hospitals with appropriate obstetrical and newborn services by a birth center's consulting physician. The department shall require a $25.00 registration fee upon receipt and review of the agreements containing these provisions. Acute care hospitals licensed by the Department must negotiate in good faith and fair dealing effort with any birth center licensed by the Department within a 50 mile radius to establish a written transfer agreement pursuant to this proviso. Birth centers registering on-call and transfer policies in accordance with this proviso shall be deemed by the department to be in compliance with Section 44-89-60(3) of the South Carolina Code and any implementing regulations for this fiscal year./
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Rep. HILL explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 87; Nays 2


Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Bales
Ballentine             Bennett                Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cogswell
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hamilton
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Lowe                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McEachern              McKnight
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
B. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Putnam
Quinn                  Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. R. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Weeks                  Wheeler
Whipper                Whitmire               Willis

Total--87

Those who voted in the negative are:

Long                   Yow

Total--2

Section 34, as amended, was adopted.

SECTION 38--AMENDED AND ADOPTED

Rep. FINLAY proposed the following Amendment No. 32 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\010\independent living.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 38, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, page 369, after line 25, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (DSS: Group Home Transition) For the current fiscal year, the Department of Social Services shall provide financial and administrative support and flexibility to Group Homes in order to best enable any necessary transition of services or the development of new service models for children and young adults. Group Homes with young adults between the ages of 18 to 23 years residing in approved and supervised independent living programs shall not be required to provide 24 hours per day face to face supervision for the resident. Regulatory and contractual requirements must not be different for supervision and staff ratios when a young adult aged 18 to 23 is a resident in an approved and supervised independent living program./
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Rep. FINLAY explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. PUTNAM proposed the following Amendment No. 36 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\010\dss case system.docx), which was ruled out of order:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 38, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, page 369, after line 25, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (DSS: Case Management System)   The Department of Social Services, in consultation with the Department of Administration, shall study the feasibility of implementing an Advanced Data Analytic Technology for Child Welfare Program to access, integrate, and analyze data sources to calculate a child's risk scores for abuse or neglect. The department shall solicit feedback from appropriate stakeholder representatives from child welfare services at the state and county levels. The Department of Administration shall provide technical and cost benefit analysis related to the proposed system.

Based on the findings in the Department's study, the Deparment must submit a request for any necessary funding needed to implement this system in the agency's submittal of budget request decision packages to the Executive Budget Office.

The study shall determine whether an Advanced Data Analytic Technology for Child Welfare Program should provide the ability to integrate data from various state and county sources and the capability to merge data from different databases, analyze social network and link relationships, and use the latest analytical techniques including Advanced modeling, complex pattern analysis, social network analysis, text mining, and geospatial analysis, to more accurately and precisely calculate child risk scores. The study must also review potential ability to regularly monitor data sources, provide alert mechanisms with risk factors exceed preset tolerance levels, and an intuitive interface for caseworkers to easily prioritize and visualize cases and related information about the child and his or her environment.

Unless prohibited by state or federal statute or rules or regulations, state agencies shall make their data available to the Department of Social Services for the specific purpose of the study. Data sharing agreements or memoranda of understanding must be executed between agencies to protect the privacy and confidentiality of the data. The Department of Social Services shall submit recommendations and cost estimates on the implementation of the Advanced Data Analytic Technology for Child Welfare Program to the Governor, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee by November 1, 2017./
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Rep. PUTNAM explained the amendment.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. G. M. SMITH raised the Point of Order that Amendment No. 36 to H. 3720, under Rule 5.3B, is out of order in that the amendment is not germane to the Bill.
Rep. PUTNAM spoke against the point.
The SPEAKER PRO-TEMPORE sustained the Point of Order and stated that the substantial effect of all temporary provisions of law and amendments thereto must be directly germane to the appropriation of funds, affecting revenue, or be rules, regulations, directives, or procedures relative to the appropriation of funds or affecting revenue for the fiscal year referred to in the Bill. He stated that Amendment No. 36 failed to meet the test and ruled the amendment to not be germane.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 76; Nays 3

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Chumley                Clary
Clyburn                Cogswell               Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Douglas                Duckworth              Erickson
Felder                 Forrest                Forrester
Funderburk             Gilliard               Govan
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henegan
Herbkersman            Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Lowe                   Mack                   Martin
McEachern              McKnight               Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
Pitts                  Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  West
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--76


Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                   Long                   Magnuson

Total--3

Section 38, as amended, was adopted.

SECTION 49--AMENDED AND ADOPTED

Reps. ERICKSON and THAYER proposed the following Amendment No. 22 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\005\palmetto pride.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 49, DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM, page 376, after line 27, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(PRT: Palmetto Pride) The funds distributed through Section 14-1-208(10) of the 1976 Code to the Governor's Task Force on Litter shall only be utilized by Palmetto Pride for the purpose of recycling, reducing litter, and education, and shall not be used for beautification projects of any kind./
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Rep. ERICKSON explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. BOWERS proposed the following Amendment No. 50 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\005\prt land acquisition.docx), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 49, DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM, page 376, after line 27, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(PRT: Land Acquisition) The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism shall acquire the one hundred and seven acres of land neighboring Lake Warren State Park and shall expend no more than $400,000 of the funds appropriated through this act to purchase the property./
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Rep. BOWERS explained the amendment.
Rep. HERBKERSMAN spoke against the amendment.
Rep. HERBKERSMAN moved to table the amendment, which was agreed to.

Rep. HIXON proposed the following Amendment No. 61 to (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\005\prt welcome center complex mowing.docx):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 49, DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM, page 376, after line 27, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(PRT: Welcome Center Complex Mowing), which was adopted: Of the funds appropriated for State Welcome Centers, the department is directed to ensure that at every Welcome Centers complex, the outer edge of the pavement of the adjacent highway, the highway control of access right of way line, and all boundaries surrounding the complex must be mowed in a manner to ensure that the entirety of the grounds are uniform in appearance. /
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Rep. HIXON explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 106; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clyburn
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Govan
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--106

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

Section 49, as amended, was adopted.

SECTION 53--ADOPTED

Rep. BANNISTER proposed the following Amendment No. 25 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\007\53.1 suspension deletion, 25 sub.docx), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 53, S.C. CONSERVATION BANK, page 379, paragraph 53.1, lines 31 - 32, by striking:/For Fiscal Year 2017-18, the provisions of Section 12-24-95 of the 1976 Code are suspended./
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Rep. BANNISTER explained the amendment.
Rep. PITTS spoke against the amendment.
Rep. PITTS spoke against the amendment.
Rep. J. E. SMITH spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. WHITE moved to table the amendment.

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

Yeas 74; Nays 39

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Burns                  Chumley
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cole                   Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Gagnon
Gilliard               Hamilton               Hardee
Hayes                  Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Magnuson               Martin
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
Mitchell               V. S. Moss             B. Newton
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Putnam                 Ridgeway               S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Taylor                 Thayer                 Weeks
West                   White                  Whitmire
Williams               Yow

Total--74

Those who voted in the negative are:

Anderson               Ballentine             Bamberg
Bannister              Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Caskey                 Clary
Cogswell               Collins                Davis
Elliott                Erickson               Finlay
Funderburk             Hart                   Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Huggins
Mack                   McCoy                  D. C. Moss
W. Newton              Norrell                Pope
Quinn                  M. Rivers              J. E. Smith
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Thigpen
Toole                  Wheeler                Whipper

Total--39

So, the amendment was tabled.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 113; Nays 3

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Burns                  Caskey                 Chumley
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hamilton
Hardee                 Hart                   Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--113

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bennett                Brown                  Hill

Total--3

Section 53 was adopted.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

SECTION 63

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 89; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Chumley                Clary
Cogswell               Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Erickson
Felder                 Forrest                Forrester
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  West
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--89

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

Section 63 was adopted.

SECTION 78

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 85; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Bales                  Ballentine             Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Chumley                Clary                  Clyburn
Cogswell               Crawford               Crosby
Davis                  Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Erickson               Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McEachern              McKnight
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
B. Newton              Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Putnam                 Quinn
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
West                   Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--85


Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

Section 78 was adopted.

SECTION 84--AMENDED AND ADOPTED

Rep. SIMRILL proposed the following Amendment No. 16 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\004\localroadtransfer.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 84, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, page 411, after line 18, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(DOT: Local Road Transfer) The Department of Transportation, upon receipt of a proper resolution submitted by a county or municipal governing authority to the Secretary of Transportation indicating its conditions, willingness, and desire to incorporate into the county or municipal road system a road on the state highway system and to assume the maintenance thereof, may at its discretion accept the resolution and remove the road from the state highway system, and it shall thereafter form a part of the county or municipal road system.
As a condition of such transfer, the Department may provide a thing of value, including but not limited to credits towards future construction projects, payment of funds from the state's share of the County Transportation Committee funds, or satisfaction of debt owed to the Department. Such thing of value may be equal to the amount of the present value of the forty-year projected future maintenance cost of the road to be transferred and may be funded by the state's share of the County Transportation Committee funds. Any such condition of transfer shall be agreed to in writing by all parties./
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Rep. SIMRILL explained the amendment.
Rep. SIMRILL spoke in favor of the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposed the following Amendment No. 51 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\dot rest area contracts.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 84, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, page 411, after line 18, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/   (DOT: Rest Areas Contractual Payments) The Department of Transportation is directed to ensure that firms the department contracts with to perform services at South Carolina Rest Areas pay their employees for performing such services in a timely manner. If the department determines that the contracted firm does not pay these employees in a timely manner, the department shall delay the next contractual payment to the firm by the same number of days that payment to its contracted employees was delayed./
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Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the amendment.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. LOFTIS raised the Point of Order that Amendment No. 51 to H. 3720, under Rule 5.3B, was not germane to the bill.
Rep. COBB-HUNTER spoke against the point.
The SPEAKER overruled the Point of Order and stated that Amendment No. 51 was directly related to the payment of funds appropriated to the DOT.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER continued speaking.

Rep. LOFTIS moved to table the amendment.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 43; Nays 66

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Atwater                Bannister
Blackwell              Burns                  Caskey
Clemmons               Cogswell               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrester
Gagnon                 Hamilton               Henderson
Herbkersman            Hill                   Hiott
Huggins                Loftis                 Long
Lucas                  Martin                 V. S. Moss
B. Newton              Putnam                 Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. R. Smith
Spires                 Tallon                 Thayer
Toole                  White                  Whitmire
Willis

Total--43

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Bales
Ballentine             Bamberg                Bennett
Bernstein              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Chumley                Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Collins
Dillard                Douglas                Forrest
Fry                    Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Hardee                 Hart
Hayes                  Henegan                Hewitt
Hixon                  Hosey                  Howard
Jefferson              Johnson                King
Knight                 Lowe                   Mack
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             Murphy
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             J. E. Smith            Sottile
Stavrinakis            Taylor                 Thigpen
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                Williams               Yow

Total--66

So, the House refused to table the amendment.

Rep. TALLON spoke against the amendment.
Rep. SIMRILL spoke in favor of the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.
The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 91; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Chumley                Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Howard                 Huggins                Jefferson
King                   Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McEachern
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
B. Newton              Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--91


Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

Section 84, as amended, was adopted.

SECTION 93--AMENDED AND ADOPTED

Rep. WHITE proposed the following Amendment No. 38 to (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\93.29 competitive.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 93, DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, page 424, paragraph 93.29 (Competitive Grants Review Committee), lines 22 - 36, and page 425, lines 1-7, by striking the proviso in its entirety.
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Rep. WHITE explained the amendment.
Rep. OTT spoke against the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 112; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Quinn                  Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--112

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

Section 93, as amended, was adopted.

SECTION 99--AMENDED AND ADOPTED

Reps. TAYLOR and BRADLEY proposed the following Amendment No. 56 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\005\rsic salaries.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 99, RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT COMMISSION, page 430, after line 23, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(RSIC: Commissioner Salaries) For Fiscal Year 2017-18, any Retirement System Investment Commissioner who has served as a commissioner for longer than two years shall receive an annual salary of one dollar ./
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Rep. TAYLOR explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 114; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Howard                 Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--114

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

Section 99, as amended, was adopted.

SECTION 108--ADOPTED

Rep. HAYES proposed the following Amendment No. 44 to (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\005\teachers return to work.docx), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 108, PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFIT AUTHORITY, page 443, after line 5, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(PEBA: Classroom Teachers Earnings Limitation Exemption) The earnings limitation imposed by Section 9-1-1790 of the 1976 Code shall not apply to classroom teachers who teach in the following subject areas: Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, English, and Foreign Languages./
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Rep. HAYES explained the amendment.

Rep. HAYES moved to table the amendment, which was agreed to.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 88; Nays 1

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Chumley                Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hamilton
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Howard                 Huggins                Jefferson
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Lowe                   Mack                   Martin
McEachern              Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Putnam
Quinn                  Ridgeway               S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
West                   Wheeler                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--88

Those who voted in the negative are:

Long

Total--1

Section 108 was adopted.

SECTION 108--RECONSIDERED AND ADOPTED

Rep. WHITE moved to reconsider the vote whereby Section 108 was adopted, which was agreed to.

Rep. MAGNUSON spoke against the Section.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 66; Nays 23

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Arrington
Bales                  Ballentine             Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Dillard                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Finlay                 Forrest
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hardee                 Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hixon                  Hosey                  Howard
Jefferson              King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Mack
Martin                 McEachern              Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
Parks                  Pitts                  Quinn
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Taylor
Thigpen                West                   Wheeler
White                  Whitmire               Williams

Total--66

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Atwater                Bennett
Burns                  Chumley                Crawford
Felder                 Forrester              Hamilton
Hill                   Hiott                  Huggins
Long                   Magnuson               Putnam
Ridgeway               Robinson-Simpson       G. R. Smith
Tallon                 Thayer                 Toole
Willis                 Yow

Total--23

Section 108 was adopted.

SECTION 117--AMENDED AND ADOPTED

Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposed the following Amendment No. 52 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\005\mandatory furlough exemption. docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 475, paragraph 117.75, lines 16 - 25, by striking the proviso in its entirety and by inserting: /117.75.   (GP: Mandatory Furlough) In a fiscal year in which the general funds appropriated for a state agency are less than the general funds appropriated for that agency in the prior fiscal year, or whenever the General Assembly or the Executive Budget Office implements a midyear across-the-board budget reduction, and agency heads institute a mandatory employee furlough program, in determining which employees must participate in the program, agency heads should give consideration to furloughs for contract employees, post-TERI employees, and TERI employees before other employees. Employees which make a salary of under $40,000 shall not be furloughed. During this mandatory furlough, the state employees shall be entitled to participate in the same state benefits as otherwise available to them except for receiving their salaries. As to those benefits which require employer and employee contributions, the state agencies, institutions, and departments will be responsible for making both employer and employee contributions if coverage would otherwise be interrupted; and as to those benefits which require only employee contributions, the employee remains solely responsible for making those contributions. In the event an agency's reduction is due solely to the General Assembly transferring or deleting a program, this provision does not apply./
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Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposed the following Amendment No. 63 (H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\004\GCHSOUND BARRIER.DOCX), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 486, paragraph 117.112, lines 13 - 27, by striking the proviso in its entirety and inserting:
/   117.112.   (GP: Charleston, & Dorchester, and Orangeburg County Sound Barriers) From the funds authorized to the Department of Transportation, the department shall take the appropriate measures to allow the counties of Charleston, and Dorchester, and Orangeburg to construct sound barriers in the department's easements along Interstate 26 within the borders of Charleston County, and along Dorchester Road within Dorchester County, and along Interstate 26 between US 301 and Homestead Road within Orangeburg county, provided, no funds appropriated or authorized in Part IA to the Department of Transportation, any other section of this act, any Federal Funds, unless otherwise agreed to by the local Metropolitan Planning Organization or Council or Governments for use of a portion of their annual federal allocation, or any Other Funds, shall be used in the construction of the sound barriers, and only local dollars shall be used in the construction of sound barriers. The sound barriers must meet the state and federal noise abatement guidelines and must be constructed to meet any and all state and federal regulations. Consistent with the requirements of Section 57-25-190 (E) of the 1976 Code, or regulations adopted pursuant thereto, including construction by a local government in a state right of way, the owner of a legally erected and maintained billboard shall have the option to relocate such billboard sign to another location as close as practicable to the sign being relocated or adjust the height or angle of the billboard sign to a height or angle that restores the visibility of the billboard sign to the same or comparable visibility as before construction of a sound barrier. Costs for re-location or alteration of a billboard due to sound barrier installation by a local government in a state right of way shall be paid by the local government. The provisions of Section 39-14-10 et seq. of the 1976 Code will apply regarding any compensation to be paid by local governments for billboard signs which cannot be relocated or altered./
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Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the amendment.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER moved to table the amendment, which was agreed to.

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

Reps. COBB-HUNTER and PARKS proposed the following Amendment No. 3 (H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\001\ CH1%PPSUB.DOCX), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 487, paragraph 117.116, lines 32 and 35, and page 488, lines 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, and 12, by striking /zero percent/ and inserting /1%/
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Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the amendment.
Rep. COBB-HUNTER spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. WHITE moved to table the amendment.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 58; Nays 42

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atwater
Bannister              Bennett                Blackwell
Bradley                Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clemmons               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Delleney               Duckworth              Elliott
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrester
Fry                    Gagnon                 Hamilton
Hardee                 Henderson              Hewitt
Hill                   Huggins                Johnson
Jordan                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Magnuson               McCravy
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
W. Newton              Putnam                 Quinn
S. Rivers              Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Tallon
Thayer                 West                   Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Willis
Yow

Total--58

Those who voted in the negative are:

Anderson               Anthony                Atkinson
Ballentine             Bamberg                Bernstein
Bowers                 Brown                  Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Davis
Dillard                Douglas                Forrest
Funderburk             Gilliard               Govan
Hart                   Hayes                  Henegan
Hixon                  Hosey                  Jefferson
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Lucas                  Mack                   Martin
McEachern              McKnight               Mitchell
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Ridgeway               Robinson-Simpson       J. E. Smith
Taylor                 Thigpen                Williams

Total--42

So, the amendment was tabled.

Reps. COBB-HUNTER and PARKS proposed the following Amendment No. 4 (H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\001\ CH0.5%PPSUB.DOCX), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 487, paragraph 117.116, lines 32 and 35, and page 488, lines 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, and 12, by striking /zero percent/ and inserting /0.5%/
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Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the amendment.
Rep. COBB-HUNTER spoke in favor of the amendment.
Rep. WILLIAMS spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. WHITE moved to table the amendment.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 61; Nays 53

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atwater
Bales                  Bannister              Bennett
Blackwell              Bradley                Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clemmons
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Delleney
Duckworth              Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrester              Fry
Gagnon                 Hamilton               Hardee
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hiott                  Huggins                Johnson
Jordan                 Loftis                 Lowe
Lucas                  Magnuson               McCoy
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Tallon
Thayer                 Toole                  West
White                  Whitmire               Willis
Yow

Total--61

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Atkinson               Ballentine             Bamberg
Bernstein              Bowers                 Brown
Clary                  Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Davis                  Dillard                Douglas
Elliott                Forrest                Funderburk
Gilliard               Govan                  Hart
Hayes                  Henegan                Hill
Hixon                  Hosey                  Howard
Jefferson              King                   Kirby
Knight                 Long                   Mack
Martin                 McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
J. E. Smith            Spires                 Taylor
Thigpen                Weeks                  Wheeler
Whipper                Williams

Total--53

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. G. R. SMITH proposed the following Amendment No. 12 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\003\smith sbdcs.docx), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 495, after line 30, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(GP: Small Business Development Centers Transfer) For Fiscal Year 2017-18, no state funds shall be transferred to or expended by the Small Business Development Centers program until the program provides unfettered access of its entire client database to the Legislative Audit Council as requested in the July 2016 LAC report "A Review of the Small Business Development Centers Programs."/
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Rep. G. R. SMITH explained the amendment.
Rep. G. R. SMITH spoke in favor of the amendment.
Rep. FORRESTER spoke against the amendment.

Rep. FORRESTER moved to table the amendment.

Rep. G. R. SMITH demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 79; Nays 34

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Bales
Ballentine             Bamberg                Bannister
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Brown                  Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Dillard                Douglas                Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Funderburk
Gilliard               Govan                  Hamilton
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Hiott                  Hosey                  Howard
Jefferson              King                   Kirby
Long                   Mack                   Martin
McCoy                  McEachern              Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              Norrell                Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thigpen                Weeks
Wheeler                Whipper                Whitmire
Williams

Total--79

Those who voted in the negative are:

Anderson               Atwater                Bradley
Burns                  Caskey                 Chumley
Crawford               Delleney               Duckworth
Fry                    Gagnon                 Hardee
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Huggins                Johnson                Jordan
Knight                 Loftis                 Lowe
Lucas                  Magnuson               McCravy
W. Newton              Ott                    Putnam
G. R. Smith            Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Willis
Yow

Total--34

So, the amendment was tabled.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

Rep. LONG proposed the following Amendment No. 15 to (COUNCIL\SA\3720C010.DKA.SA17.DOCX), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 495, after line 30, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/   117. .   (GP: Prohibited funding for aborted fetus research)   Notwithstanding any other provision of this act, general funds appropriated in this act may not be used to purchase fetal tissue obtained from an abortion to perform scientific or laboratory research or other kinds of investigation conducted on fetal tissue.   /
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Rep. LONG explained the amendment.

Rep. MCKNIGHT moved to table the amendment.
Rep. HILL demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 22; Nays 88

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Bales
Bamberg                Brown                  Cobb-Hunter
Dillard                Gilliard               Hart
Henegan                Howard                 Jefferson
Mack                   McKnight               Mitchell
Parks                  M. Rivers              Rutherford
J. E. Smith            Weeks                  Whipper
Williams

Total--22

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Ballentine
Bannister              Bennett                Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Cogswell               Cole
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Govan                  Hamilton
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Huggins
Johnson                Jordan                 Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  West                   Wheeler
White                  Whitmire               Willis
Yow

Total--88

So, the House refused to table the amendment.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the amendment, which was agreed to.

Rep. TOOLE proposed the following Amendment No. 23 to (COUNCIL\SA\3720C005.DKA.SA17.DOCX), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 495, after line 30, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ 117.147.   (GP: Hiring Freeze) Notwithstanding Part 1A authorizing employment levels in the current fiscal year, a state agency may not hire any full-time or part-time employees. /
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Rep. TOOLE explained the amendment.

Rep. HERBKERSMAN moved to table the amendment.

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

Yeas 93; Nays 14

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Bamberg                Bannister
Bennett                Bernstein              Bowers
Brown                  Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Erickson               Felder
Forrest                Forrester              Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sandifer               G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Thayer
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--93

Those who voted in the negative are:

Ballentine             Blackwell              Bradley
Burns                  Chumley                Elliott
Finlay                 Huggins                Long
Magnuson               Putnam                 Simrill
Taylor                 Toole

Total--14

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. TOOLE proposed the following Amendment No. 35 to (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\004\sibtransfer.docx), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 495, after line 30, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(GP: Transfer State Transportation Infrastructure Bank to Department of Transportation) For the current fiscal year, effective July 1, 2017, the duties, functions, responsibilities, personnel, funding, and physical assets of the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank are transferred to the Department of Transportation. The Department of Administration and the Office of the Comptroller General shall facilitate and coordinate this transfer. /
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Rep. TOOLE explained the amendment.
Rep. SIMRILL spoke against the amendment.

Rep. SIMRILL moved to table the amendment.

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

Yeas 83; Nays 25

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Bales
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Caskey
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Duckworth              Erickson               Felder
Forrest                Forrester              Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hixon                  Hosey                  Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
W. Newton              Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Thigpen
Weeks                  West                   Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--83

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atwater                Ballentine             Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Chumley                Douglas                Elliott
Finlay                 Fry                    Hamilton
Hill                   Hiott                  Huggins
Long                   Magnuson               Norrell
Ott                    Putnam                 Ridgeway
G. R. Smith            Taylor                 Thayer
Toole

Total--25

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. FINLAY proposed the following Amendment No. 53 (H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\004\FINLAYBLT.DOCX), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 495, after line 30, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/   (GP: Collection of Business License Taxes) A municipality or other political subdivision shall be prohibited from authorizing the Municipal Association of South Carolina or any other nongovernmental entity from collecting business license taxes on its behalf. This prohibition does not apply to the broker's premium tax, insurance premium tax, business license taxes imposed upon insurers, or any business license taxes collected under the Telecommunications Tax Collection Program. If a municipality or other political subdivision violates this prohibition, its remaining Aid to Subdivisions, Local Government Fund allocation shall be reduced by the amount of the taxes collected and received from the municipal association or other nongovernmental entity. /
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Rep. FINLAY explained the amendment.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. J. E. SMITH raised the Point of Order that Amendment No. 53 to H. 3720, under Rule 5.3B, was not germane to the Bill. Rep. J. E. SMITH stated that Amendment No. 53 must be directly related to and expressly germane to the purpose of an appropriation being made or revenue provided therein the Bill. He stated further that the Amendment is attempting to change permanent law.
The SPEAKER overruled the Point of Order and stated that Rep. J. E. SMITH had incorrectly cited the standard for Part II permanent provisions. The Speaker stated that the proper test for a Part IB provision or amendment was different and he overruled the Point of Order.

Rep. FINLAY continued speaking.
Rep. FINLAY spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. CLARY moved to table the amendment.

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

Yeas 59; Nays 46

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Ballentine
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Brown                  Clary                  Cole
Collins                Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Dillard                Douglas
Forrest                Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Hayes                  Henegan
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Howard                 Jefferson
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Mack                   Magnuson               McKnight
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Taylor
Thayer                 Weeks                  Whipper
Whitmire               Williams

Total--59

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atwater                Bales                  Bannister
Bradley                Burns                  Caskey
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cogswell
Crawford               Delleney               Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrester              Fry
Gagnon                 Hamilton               Hardee
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hosey
Huggins                Johnson                Jordan
Loftis                 Long                   Lucas
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Pitts
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            Tallon                 Toole
West                   White                  Willis
Yow

Total--46

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. BAMBERG proposed the following Amendment No. 62 (COUNCIL\SA\3720C013.DKA.SA17.DOCX), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 495, after line 30, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ 117.____.   (GP: Gambling Study Committee)   (A)   Of the funds appropriated to the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Department of Revenue, there is created a study committee to examine the feasibility of legalizing gambling, the possible revenue generated by legalizing gambling, specifically casinos, and to determine possible appropriations of revenue generated by gambling including, but not limited to, road improvement projects.

(B)   The study committee is composed of the:

(1)   Speaker of the House of Representatives, or his designee;

(2)   Majority leader of the House of Representatives, or his designee;

(3)   Minority leader of the House of Representatives, or his designee;

(4)   Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, or his designee;

(5)   President Pro Tempore of the Senate, or his designee;

(6)   Majority leader of the Senate, or his designee;

(7)   Minority leader of the Senate, or his designee;

(8)   Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, or his designee; and

(9)   Director of the Department of Revenue, or his designee.

(C)   Members of the study committee shall serve without compensation, but are allowed the mileage, subsistence, and per diem allowed by law for members of state boards, committees, and commissions, to be paid equally from approved accounts of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Department of Revenue.

(D)   The study committee shall choose its officers and must be provided with clerical, administrative, and research services by the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Department of Revenue.

(E)   The study committee shall make a report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly by June 30, 2018, at which time the study committee terminates. /
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Rep. BAMBERG explained the amendment.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. CLEMMONS raised the Point of Order that Amendment No. 62 to H. 3720, under Rule 5.3B, was not germane to the Bill.
The SPEAKER overruled the Point of Order and stated that Amendment No. 62 directs the expenditure of funds, and he overruled the Point of Order.

Rep. BAMBERG continued speaking.

Rep. HIOTT moved to table the amendment.

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

Yeas 68; Nays 40

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anthony                Arrington
Atwater                Bannister              Bennett
Blackwell              Bradley                Burns
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Cogswell               Cole                   Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Hamilton
Hayes                  Henderson              Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Huggins                Johnson                Jordan
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Magnuson               Martin
McCravy                McKnight               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Pope                   Putnam                 S. Rivers
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Tallon                 Taylor                 Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Yow

Total--68


Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Atkinson               Ballentine
Bamberg                Bernstein              Bowers
Brown                  Caskey                 Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Collins                Dillard
Douglas                Gilliard               Hardee
Hart                   Henegan                Herbkersman
Hosey                  Howard                 Jefferson
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Mack                   McCoy                  Mitchell
Murphy                 Norrell                Ott
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             J. E. Smith            Spires
Stavrinakis            Thayer                 Weeks
Williams

Total--40

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposed the following Amendment No. 64 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\004\ocpermitting.docx), which was rejected:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 495, after line 30, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(GP: Permitting of Outdoor Concert Venues)   In the current fiscal year, a county receiving a distribution from funds appropriated or authorized in any section of this act may not issue a permit for the development of an outdoor concert venue until the permit applicant has submitted to the appropriate state and county offices and officials an Environmental Impact Statement and an Environmental Mitigation Plan. The Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental mitigation plan must, at minimum, provide solutions to prevent sound leakage from the venue.

Upon receiving the Environmental Impact Statement, from the funds appropriated or authorized in this act, the appropriate state and county officials shall provide the applicant with a proof of receipt./
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Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the amendment.

The amendment was then rejected by a division vote of 42 to 57.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposed the following Amendment No. 57 (H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\005\GCH CONTRACT USAGE SECTION 117.DOCX), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 495, after line 30, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/   (GP: Statewide Contract Usage and Administration Fees) In order to promote accountability and transparency, the State Fiscal Accountability Authority must provide and release to the public via the agency's website, a report of all aggregate amounts of contract usage and administrative fees that were due and collected by the authority in the prior fiscal year. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) contract name; (2) solicitation number; (3) vendor name and address; (4) vendor number; (5) total sales reported per vendor; (6) total administrative fee due per vendor; (7) total administrative fee collected per vendor; (8) total administrative fee outstanding per vendor; and (9) purchasing agency name and address. This report shall include any state contract for which usage/administrative fees are required from vendors or agencies. The report must be posted online and be submitted to the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and to members of the House Ways and Means Committee by September 1st. Funds appropriated to and/or authorized for use by the State Fiscal Accountability Authority shall be used to accomplish this directive./
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Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposed the following Amendment No. 54 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\010\optout health act.docx), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 495, after line 30, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (GP: Opt Out of American Health Care Act)   For the current fiscal year, the State of South Carolina shall opt out of any provisions of the American Health Care Act as permitted by federal law. These provisions include but are not limited to:

(1)   the reduction of any increased rates or adjustments to eligibility thresholds as a result of provisions in the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA);

(2)     the elimination of any requirement that prevents insurers from charging older people premiums that are more than three times larger than the premiums charged to younger peoople in the nongroup and small-group markets;

(3)   the removal of any requirement that plans in the nongroup and small-group markets must offer plans that cover at least 60 percent of the cost of covered benefits; and

(4) Any amendments that eliminate coverage for exisiting medicaid beneficiaries or individuals currently covered by insurance plans made available through the PPACA./
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Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the amendment.

Rep. G. M. SMITH moved to table the amendment.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 84; Nays 27

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bennett
Blackwell              Bradley                Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Hamilton               Hardee
Hayes                  Henderson              Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Ott
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Quinn                  S. Rivers              Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  West                   White
Whitmire               Willis                 Yow

Total--84

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Bernstein
Brown                  Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Dillard                Douglas                Gilliard
Govan                  Henegan                Hosey
King                   Mack                   McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               Norrell
Parks                  Ridgeway               M. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       J. E. Smith            Thigpen
Weeks                  Wheeler                Williams

Total--27

So, the amendment was tabled.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 117; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--117


Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

Section 117, as amended, was adopted.

SECTION 118--AMENDED AND ADOPTED

Rep. WHITE proposed the following Amendment No. 37 to (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\118.14 litigation recovery.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 506, paragraph 118.14, line 13, by striking /$10,183,789/ and inserting /$16,183,789/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 506, paragraph 118.14, line 14, by striking:/ (3) $6,000,000 from the Litigation Recovery Account /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 506, paragraph 118.14, after line 30, by inserting a new subitem under item (1) to read:
/ ( )   Parks Recreation Development Fund $6,000,000 /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, lines 34-35, by striking: / (12) D500 Department of Administration Competitive Grants $6,000,000 /
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Rep. WHITE explained the amendment.

Rep. OTT moved to table the amendment.

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

Yeas 8; Nays 100

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Caskey                 Cobb-Hunter            Hill
Knight                 Ott                    Quinn
Ridgeway               Robinson-Simpson

Total--8

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Bamberg
Bannister              Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  Chumley
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--100

So, the House refused to table the amendment.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the amendment, which was agreed to.

Rep. HILL proposed the following Amendment No. 18 to (H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\004\HILLNRCTC.DOCX), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 506, paragraph 118.14, line 30, by striking:/(c)   Parks, Recreational and Tourism Revitalizations   $1,000,000/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, after line 2, by inserting appropriately numbered items to read:
/() U120 - Department of Transportation County Transportation Committee Road Program $ 38,805,179

() The Department of Transportation shall distribute the $40,805,179 appropriated above for the County Transportation Committee Road Program pursuant to Section 12-28-2740 of the 1976 Code. County Transportation Committees shall utilize the funds distributed pursuant to this proviso solely for use on the state-owned secondary road system for paving, rehabilitation, resurfacing, and/or reconstruction, and bridge repair, replacement, or reconstruction. No funds from this allocation shall be used for any road, bridge, or highway that is not part of the state owned system.

Unexpended funds appropriated pursuant to this subsection may be carried forward to succeeding fiscal years and expended for the same purposes./
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, line 4, by striking:
/(a)   Closing Fund       $20,000,000/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, line 6, by striking:
/(c) LocateSC             $ 5,455,179/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, line 7, by striking:
/(d) Applied Research Centers   $2,000,000/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, line 8, by striking:
/(e)   Military Base Task Force   $300,000/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, line 9, by striking:
/(f)   IT-ology/Coursepower   $200,000/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, lines 10 and 11, by striking:
/(3)   P400 - S.C. Conservation Bank

Conservation Bank Trust   $5,000,000/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, line 22, by striking /$1,000,000/ and inserting /$3,000,000/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, lines 32 and 33, by striking:
/(11)   E240   Office of Adjutant General
Youth Challenge - POST Challenge $500,000/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, lines 34 and 35, by striking:
/(12)   D500   Department of Administration

Competitive Grants   $6,000,000/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 508, paragraph 118.14, line 5, by striking:
/(b)   Airline Recruitment and Retention $150,000/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 508, paragraph 118.14, lines 15 and 16, by striking:
/(19)   H790 - Department of Archives and History
Conservation of South Carolina's Constitutions   $   200,000/
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Rep. HILL explained the amendment.

Rep. SIMRILL moved to table the amendment.

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

Yeas 101; Nays 13

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Bales                  Ballentine             Bamberg
Bannister              Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Weeks
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--101

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atwater                Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Daning                 Elliott
Fry                    Hill                   Long
Magnuson               Ott                    Quinn
Toole

Total--13

So, the amendment was tabled.
Reps. J. E. SMITH, COBB-HUNTER, BERNSTEIN, CASKEY, and FINLAY proposed the following Amendment No. 70 to (H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\001\300 BONUS.DOCX), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, by amending Amendment No. 37 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\118.14 Litigation Recovery.docx, page 506, by striking the amendment in its entirety and inserting:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 506, paragraph 118.14, line 13, by striking /$10,183,789/ and inserting /$16,183,789/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 506, paragraph 118.14, line 14, by striking:/ (3) $6,000,000 from the Litigation Recovery Account /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, item (12) line 35, by striking:
/ Competitive Grants $6,000,000 / and inserting:
/Employee Pay Bonus $4,700,000/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, after line 35, by inserting an appropriately numbered subitem under item (12) to read:

( .1)   From the funds appropriated above in item (12), effective on the first pay date that occurs on or after the date the funds become available, the Department of Administration shall allocate to state agencies $4,700,000 to provide for a one-time lump sum bonus. Each permanent state employee, in a full-time equivalent position, who has been in continuous state service for at least six months prior to July 1, 2017, and who earns less than $40,000 shall receive a $300 one-time lump sum payment. This payment is not a part of the state employee's base salary and is not earnable compensation for purposes of employer or employee contributions to respective retirement systems. This appropriation may be used for payments to employees only in the same ratio as the employee's base salary is paid from appropriated sources and the employing agency shall pay the bonus for federal and other funded full-time equivalent positions employees from federal or other funds available to the agency in the proportion that such funds are the source of the employee's salary. The earnings limit in Proviso 117.55 does not apply to this bonus. If only a portion of the $4,700,000 becomes available, then the one-time lump sum payment to each qualified employee must be reduced proportionately.

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Rep. J. E. SMITH explained the amendment.
Rep. WHITE spoke against the amendment.

Rep. WHITE moved to table the amendment.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 68; Nays 48

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Arrington              Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bennett
Blackwell              Bradley                Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clemmons
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Delleney               Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Gagnon
Hamilton               Hardee                 Henderson
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hiott
Hixon                  Johnson                Jordan
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Parks                  Pitts                  Putnam
S. Rivers              Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Yow

Total--68


Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atkinson               Bamberg
Bernstein              Brown                  Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Davis
Dillard                Douglas                Finlay
Funderburk             Gilliard               Govan
Hart                   Hayes                  Henegan
Hill                   Hosey                  Howard
Huggins                Jefferson              King
Kirby                  Knight                 Mack
Magnuson               McEachern              McKnight
Mitchell               Norrell                Ott
Pope                   Quinn                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
J. E. Smith            Tallon                 Taylor
Wheeler                Whipper                Williams

Total--48

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. BOWERS proposed the following Amendment No. 66 (H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\001\LAND AQUISITION2.DOCX), which was rejected:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, after line 11, by inserting an appropriately numbered item to read: /( .1) Of the $5,000,000 appropriated above in item (3) for the Conservation Bank Trust, $400,000 shall be utilized to acquire the one hundred and seven acres of land neighboring Lake Warren State Park on behalf of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism./
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Rep. BOWERS explained the amendment.

Rep. PITTS moved to table the amendment.


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

Yeas 48; Nays 65

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Arrington              Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bennett
Blackwell              Caskey                 Clary
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crosby                 Davis                  Finlay
Forrest                Fry                    Gagnon
Hamilton               Hardee                 Henderson
Hewitt                 Hill                   Huggins
Johnson                Jordan                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Magnuson
McCoy                  V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              Pitts                  Putnam
Quinn                  S. Rivers              Ryhal
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 West
Whitmire               Willis                 Yow

Total--48

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Atkinson               Bamberg                Bernstein
Bowers                 Bradley                Burns
Chumley                Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Daning                 Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Forrester              Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Hayes                  Henegan
Herbkersman            Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Jefferson
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Mack                   Martin
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pope                   Ridgeway               M. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Weeks                  Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Williams

Total--65

So, the House refused to table the amendment.

Rep. PITTS spoke against the amendment.
Rep. RYHAL spoke against the amendment.
Rep. BOWERS spoke in favor of the amendment.
Rep. HERBKERSMAN spoke against the amendment.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the amendment.

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

Yeas 16; Nays 85

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Bamberg                Bowers
Burns                  Chumley                Forrester
Govan                  Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Jefferson              Martin
McKnight               Norrell                Ridgeway
Sandifer

Total--16

Those who voted in the negative are:

Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bradley                Brown
Caskey                 Clary                  Clemmons
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Hamilton               Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Huggins
Johnson                Jordan                 Kirby
Knight                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Magnuson               McCoy
McEachern              Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Ott                    Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
S. Rivers              Ryhal                  Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--85

So, the amendment was rejected.

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

Reps. OTT, COBB-HUNTER, and KNIGHT proposed the following Amendment No. 59 (COUNCIL\DG\3720C016.BBM.DG17.DOCX), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking the amendment bearing document number H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\001\118.14 LITIGATION RECOVERY. DOCX, BY STRIKING THE AMENDMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY AND INSERTING:
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, by striking lines 34-35, and inserting:
/ (12)   Tax Relief for Students Fund                 $6,000,000

(12.1)   (A)There is created the Tax Relief for Students Fund within the State Treasury. The fund only may be used to provide tax credits as provided in this item. Upon the credits being claimed, the Tax Relief for Students Fund shall transfer an equal amount of funds to the general fund. Any amounts remaining in the fund on June 30, 2018, shall lapse to the general fund.

(B)   There is allowed an income tax credit of three hundred dollars for any taxpayer who, during the tax year ending in the current fiscal year, was enrolled in a public institution of higher learning, including technical colleges, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and earned at least six credit hours in any semester while simultaneously being employed at a full-time job. The maximum aggregate credit for all taxpayers may not exceed six million dollars. If the credits claimed exceed the six million dollar limit, the department of Revenue must reduce each credit amount equally. This provision only applies if the taxpayer is not claimed as a dependent on any other taxpayer's return. The department may require any proof it determines necessary to implement this provision. For purposes of this provision, "full-time job" has the same meaning as provided in Section 12-6-3360 of the 1976 Code.   /
/   Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 506, paragraph 118.14, line 13, by striking /$10,183,789/ and inserting /$16,183,789/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 506, paragraph 118.14, line 14, by striking:/ (3) $6,000,000 from the Litigation Recovery Account /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.

Rep. OTT explained the amendment.

Rep. WHITE moved to table the amendment.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 60; Nays 47

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Arrington              Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bennett
Blackwell              Bradley                Burns
Clary                  Clemmons               Cogswell
Cole                   Crosby                 Delleney
Duckworth              Erickson               Felder
Forrest                Forrester              Gagnon
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hiott                  Hixon                  Huggins
Johnson                Jordan                 Loftis
Lowe                   Lucas                  Magnuson
Martin                 McCravy                McEachern
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              Putnam                 Quinn
S. Rivers              Ryhal                  Sandifer
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  West
White                  Whitmire               Yow

Total--60

Those who voted in the negative are:

Anderson               Anthony                Atkinson
Atwater                Bamberg                Bernstein
Bowers                 Brown                  Caskey
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Collins
Daning                 Davis                  Dillard
Douglas                Elliott                Finlay
Fry                    Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Hill                   Hosey
Jefferson              Kirby                  Knight
Long                   Mack                   McCoy
Mitchell               W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Pitts                  Pope
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Simrill                J. E. Smith            Stavrinakis
Weeks                  Wheeler                Whipper
Williams               Willis

Total--47

So, the amendment was tabled.


Rep. DANING proposed the following Amendment No. 5 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\008\uss clamagore restoration.docx), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 508, paragraph 118.14, after line 26, by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:
/ () P360-Patriots Point Development Authority
USS Clamagore Restoration (requires 2:1 match) $950,000/
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.

Rep. DANING explained the amendment.

Rep. WHITE moved to table the amendment.

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

Yeas 80; Nays 28

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Anthony                Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Bamberg
Bannister              Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Burns                  Caskey
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Delleney               Dillard
Duckworth              Elliott                Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Fry
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Hamilton
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Huggins
Johnson                Jordan                 Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Magnuson
McEachern              Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            Spires                 Tallon
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--80

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Anderson               Arrington
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Cogswell               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Douglas                Erickson
Forrester              Funderburk             Govan
Hewitt                 Jefferson              Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                Murphy
Norrell                S. Rivers              J. E. Smith
Sottile                Stavrinakis            Taylor
Whipper

Total--28

So, the amendment was tabled.

Reps. J .E. SMITH, COBB-HUNTER, BERNSTEIN, CASKEY and FINLAY proposed the following Amendment No. 71 to (H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\001\300 BONUS2.DOCX), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, by amending Amendment No. 37 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\118.14 Litigation Recovery.docx, page 506, by striking the amendment in its entirety and inserting:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 506, paragraph 118.14, line 13, by striking /$10,183,789/ and inserting /$16,183,789/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 506, paragraph 118.14, line 14, by striking:/ (3) $6,000,000 from the Litigation Recovery Account /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, paragraph 118.14, item (12) line 35, by striking:
/ Competitive Grants $6,000,000 / and inserting:
/Employee Pay Bonus $6,000,000/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 507, after line 35, by inserting an appropriately numbered subitem under item (12) to read:

( .1)   From the funds appropriated above in item (12), effective on the first pay date that occurs on or after the date the funds become available, the Department of Administration shall allocate to state agencies $6,000,000 to provide for a one-time lump sum bonus. Each permanent state employee, in a full-time equivalent position, who has been in continuous state service for at least six months prior to July 1, 2017, and who earns less than $35,000, regardless of the employee's salary source of funding shall receive a one-time lump sum payment. The Executive Budget Office shall determine the number of employees that qualify for the bonus in this provision and shall determine the amount of the bonus with the funding contained in this provision based upon the number of eligible employees.
This payment is not a part of the state employee's base salary and is not earnable compensation for purposes of employer or employee contributions to respective retirement systems. The earnings limit in Proviso 117.55 does not apply to this bonus. If only a portion of the $6,000,000 becomes available, then the one-time lump sum payment to each qualified employee must be reduced proportionately.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.

Rep. J. E. SMITH explained the amendment.

Rep. WHITE moved to table the amendment.

Rep. J. E. SMITH demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 62; Nays 45

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bennett                Blackwell
Bradley                Burns                  Chumley
Clary                  Clemmons               Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Delleney
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Gagnon                 Hamilton
Hardee                 Henderson              Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Huggins                Johnson
Jordan                 Lowe                   Lucas
McCravy                D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Pitts                  Putnam                 S. Rivers
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Tallon                 Thayer
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Yow

Total--62

Those who voted in the negative are:

Anderson               Anthony                Arrington
Atwater                Bamberg                Bernstein
Bowers                 Brown                  Caskey
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Davis
Dillard                Douglas                Finlay
Funderburk             Gilliard               Henegan
Hosey                  Jefferson              Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McEachern              Mitchell
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pope                   Quinn                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       J. E. Smith
Stavrinakis            Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  Whipper                Williams

Total--45

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. PUTNAM proposed the following Amendment No. 67 to H. 3720 (Council\amend\SD\3720C006.NL.SD17), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 506, paragraph 118.14, line 9, by deleting paragraph 118.14 in its entirety.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.

Rep. PUTNAM explained the amendment.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. WILLIAMS raised the Point of Order that Amendment No. 67 to H. 3720, under Rule 5.3B, was not germane to the Bill.
The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE stated that Amendment No. 67 deleted an entire subsection already within the Bill, as passed by the Ways & Means Committee, and he overruled the Point of Order.

Rep. PUTNAM continued speaking.

Rep. WHITE moved to table the amendment, which was agreed to.

The question then recurred to the adoption of the section.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 113; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Bamberg
Bannister              Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--113

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

Section 118, as amended, was adopted.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

STATEMENT BY REP. WHITE

Rep. WHITE gave notice of offering amendments on third reading if necessary, pursuant to Rule 9.2.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. WHITE moved to table all pending motions to reconsider, which was agreed to.

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 113; Nays 5

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Howard                 Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--113

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                   King                   Magnuson
Parks                  J. E. Smith

Total--5

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

ABSTENTIONS FROM VOTING

In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34 and 78

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

Rep. Todd Atwater

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. Justin Bamberg

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 49, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Bruce W. Bannister

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Section 25

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

Rep. Eric Bedingfield

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Beth Bernstein

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Sections 81 and 83

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Bart T. Blackwell

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Section 20 D

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Bill Bowers

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 17, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 42, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Micah Caskey

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Section 45

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Bill Chumley

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Sections 57 and 66

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. Gary E. Clary

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. Alan Clemmons

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 34, 35, 37, 38, 44, 45 and 67

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Section 14

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

Rep. William Scott Cogswell, Jr.

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. Derham Cole

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Neal A. Collins

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Sections 16, 113, 114 and 115

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

Rep. Heather A. Crawford

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Sections 25 and 108

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Joe Daning

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. F. Greg Delleney

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Part II and Part III, Sections 16 and 25

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745(B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Gregory D. Duckworth

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 38, 58, 61, 63, 66, 67, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 81, 82, 83, 84, and 109

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. Jason Elliot

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Section 38

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

Rep. Shannon S. Erickson

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Section 78 and 91B

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

Rep. Raye Felder

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Section 25

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

Rep. Mike Forrester

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Russell Fry

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Sections 20, 20A and 58

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Christopher R. Hart

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. Jeffrey E. Johnson

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 23, 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. Jay Jordan

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 78 and 93

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745(B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. John King

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 84 and 86

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745(B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Roger K. Kirby

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, and Part II, Sections 32, 33, 36, 74, 75, 76 and 78

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745(B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Phillip D. Lowe

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 83, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. James H. Lucas

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33 and 34

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

Rep. David J. Mack III

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110 and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. Peter M. McCoy, Jr.

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by

myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. John R. McCravy III

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 66, 65, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. Cezar E. McKnight

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Section 33

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745(B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Dennis C. Moss

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Chris Murphy

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 20E and 78

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Brandon Newton

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. Weston J. Newton

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 61, 66, 65, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:

Part IA, Part IB, Sections 25 and 93

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. J. Anne Parks

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 57, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. Thomas E. Pope

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I'm abstaining from voting on the budgets for the University of South Carolina, The Ports Authority and the Department of Agriculture. While I do not personally have a conflict on these sections, I have business partners, who own other businesses separate from those with which I'm associated who may have an economic interest with these agencies. Therefore, to avoid the appearance of a conflict I am abstaining from voting on Parts IA and IB, Sections 20A, 44 and 88.

Rep. Rick Quinn

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745(B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. J. Todd Rutherford

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 28, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 44, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 58, 61, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 88, 93, 94, 96, 100, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745(B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. James E. Smith, Jr.

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 17, 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. G. Murrell Smith, Jr.

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 1, 1A, 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. Leonidas E. Stavrinakis

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745(B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. J. David Weeks

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 1, 1A, 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. William W. Wheeler III

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 33, 34, 38, 58, 61, 65, 66, 67, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 104, 105, 108, 109, 110, and 111

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-740(C) because of representation of a client before a particular agency or commission by me or an individual or business with whom I am associated within the past year.

Rep. J. Seth Whipper

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In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on the below referenced Part, Section and/or amendment because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal:
Part IA, Part IB, Sections 25, 33, 35 and 36

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is:

A potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745 (B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by

myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. W. Brian White

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H. 3721--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3721 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE MONIES FROM THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017, AND TO ALLOW UNEXPENDED FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO BE CARRIED FORWARD TO SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEARS AND EXPENDED FOR THE SAME PURPOSES.

Reps. G. M. SMITH, J. E. SMITH and HENDERSON proposed the following Amendment No. 1 (H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\001\CDV2.DOCX), which was adopted:
Amend the joint resolution, as and if amended, Section 1, page 1, line 39, opposite Child Support System by striking /$25,000,000/ and inserting /$24,500,000/
Amend the joint resolution further, as and if amended, Section 1, page 2, after line 9, by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:
/( ) L040 - Department of Social Services

Criminal Domestic Violence - SCCADVASA $500,000/
Amend the joint resolution further, as and if amended, page 2, after line 23, by adding an appropriately numbered section to read:
/ SECTION __. The funds appropriated to the Department of Social Services in item ( ) for Criminal Domestic Violence - SCCADVASA shall be distributed equitably between member organizations to provide additional residential shelter for victims of Criminal Domestic Violence in Fiscal Year 2017-18.
Renumber items and sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.

Rep. G. M. SMITH explained the amendment.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. SANDIFER raised the Point of Order that H. 3721 was out of order that it was not on the Members' desks prior to being considered for second reading.
The SPEAKER stated that according to Rule 5.10, only the General Appropriation Bill and Supplemental Appropriation Bill were required to be on the Members' desks for at least three legislative days prior to receiving second reading. The SPEAKER stated that the Capital Reserve Fund is neither a General Appropriation Bill or a Supplemental Appropriation Bill. The SPEAKER stated further that all other bills only had to be printed on the calendar by bill number and title for one statewide day prior to second reading. He overruled the Point of Order, but asked that copies of H. 3721 be made and distributed to the Members as a courtesy to the body.

Rep. G. M. SMITH continued speaking.
The amendment was then adopted.

Reps. HAYES, ATKINSON, KIRBY, LUCAS, and WHITE proposed the following Amendment No. 2 (h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\crf-nichols.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the joint resolution, as and if amended, page 2, after line 23, by inserting an appropriately numbered section to read:
/ SECTION __. Of the funds appropriated in Section 1, item (1) for Hurricane Matthew FEMA Match, $700,000 must be distributed to the Town of Nichols for costs associated with damages caused by Hurricane Matthew./
Renumber items and sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.

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

The question then recurred to the passage of the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 114; Nays 1

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Howard                 Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--114


Those who voted in the negative are:

Pitts

Total--1

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

HOUSE TO MEET AT 12:25 A.M. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15.

Rep. SIMRILL moved that when the House adjourns it adjourn to meet at 12:25 a.m., on Wednesday, March 15, which was agreed to.

Rep. SIMRILL moved that the House do now adjourn, which was agreed to.

ADJOURNMENT

At 12:17 a.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. ERICKSON, adjourned in memory of Virginia "Ginny" Darden Meeks of Mount Pleasant, to meet at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

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