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

NO. 44

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
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THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017
(STATEWIDE SESSION)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

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

Our thought for today is from Deuteronomy 6:18: "Do what is right in the sight of the Lord, that it may go well with you."

Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we are grateful to You for the blessings You have so wonderfully provided for us. Give these Representatives and staff the tools to do their best to provide for the people of this State. Fill them with wisdom and integrity as they continue to serve. Bless our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, staff, and all who faithfully serve behind the scenes. Bless our first responders and those who defend us at home and abroad. Heal the wounds, those seen and those hidden, of those 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. KNIGHT moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Joe Luther Allen, Jr., which was agreed to.

Joe L. Allen, Jr.

A life time of public service ended March 19, 2017, with the death of Joe L. Allen, Jr. He was born August 24, 1923, in Florence, South Carolina, the son of the late Joe L. and Etta Gause Allen. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Jo Ann Hornsby and her husband Dr. Guy Hornsby of Morgantown, West Virginia; his granddaughter, Teresa Ann DeLuca of Wilkes Barrie, Pennsylvania; a grandson, Joe Allen Hornsby; a great-granddaughter, Sherry Jean Shannon; and great-great-granddaughter, Elena Teresa Holley. His wife, Elier (Gerry) Montrose Allen and daughter, Deborah A. Jones preceded him in death.
During World War II, he served in the 30th U.S. Air Force in the Pacific Theater as A B-25 pilot flying combat missions in New Guinea and in the Philippine Islands. After his service, he entered the University of South Carolina, graduating from its Law School in 1950. He then began work with the South Carolina Tax Commission, holding many positions, until he resigned to work with the State Attorney General as General Counsel for the Commission. During his service, he wrote many AG's Opinions. In 1992, he retired after 42 years, but continued his public service by rendering advice to the State's County Tax Official as well as to the State.
Mr. Allen was presented a Certificate of Appreciation by the South Carolina Supreme Court for his contributions to the Bar and the State. Governor Campbell awarded him the Order of the Palmetto, the State's highest recognition. He received a Concurrent Resolution from the General Assembly in recognition of his years of service. The South Carolina Association of Auditors, Treasurers and Tax Collectors awarded him the Sonny Siau Award for Excellence in Public Service. The South Carolina Association of Assessing Officials awarded him a Certificate of Appreciation for his years of service and in 1974, he served all state employees as President of the South Carolina Employees Association. He was also awarded a certificate of appreciation by the South Carolina Tax Commission and by the Tax Collector's Association for his years of service.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Rep. HIOTT, from the Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, submitted a favorable report on:

S. 181 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-56-200(B) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT, TO PROVIDE THAT, FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS CHAPTER, "RESPONSIBLE PARTY" DOES NOT INCLUDE A PERSON WHO IS EXCLUDED FROM LIABILITY UNDER THE SUPERFUND RECYCLING EQUITY ACT, 42 U.S.C. SECTION 9627.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. HIOTT, from the Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3601 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Pitts, Hiott, Hardee, Duckworth, Crawford, Yow, Delleney, Lowe and White: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-9-665, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF BEAR HUNTING TAGS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE NONRESIDENT FEE TO OBTAIN A BEAR TAG, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR THE RANDOM DRAWING OF TAGS BY BEAR TAG APPLICANTS IN GAME ZONES OTHER THAN GAME ZONE 1, AND TO ELIMINATE THE APPLICATION FEE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-430, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE HUNTING OF BEARS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH AN OPEN SEASON FOR HUNTING AND TAKING BEAR FOR STILL GUN HUNTS IN GAME ZONE 4, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALLOWS THE DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE PERMITS TO ALLOW THE HUNTING AND TAKING OF BEAR, TO ESTABLISH A SEASON FOR THE HUNTING AND TAKING OF BEAR ON PRIVATE LANDS AND ALL LANDS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT'S CONTROL IN GAME ZONES 2, 3, AND 4, AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROHIBITS THE HUNTING AND TAKING OF BEAR BY THE USE OR AID OF BAIT.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. HIOTT, from the Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 4003 (Word version) -- Reps. Hiott, Hewitt, Davis, Forrest, Bennett, West, Ott and Atkinson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 26 TO TITLE 39 SO AS TO ENACT THE "PRODUCE SAFETY ACT", TO ESTABLISH THE AUTHORITY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ENFORCE CERTAIN FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO FARM PRODUCE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE AUTHORITY TO INSPECT CERTAIN FARMS; TO SEIZE, CONDEMN, AND DESTROY COVERED PRODUCE; AND TO OBTAIN A COURT ORDER FOR FORFEITURE AND DESTRUCTION OF COVERED PRODUCE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPEAL OF COURT ORDERS; TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, INCLUDING "FARM" AND "COVERED PRODUCE"; TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS FOR CERTAIN FARMS AND PRODUCE; TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS; TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE CHAPTER; TO PROVIDE FOR THE REPEAL OF THE CHAPTER UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. HIOTT, from the Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3559 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts, Ott, Putnam, Gagnon, Atkinson, Dillard, Martin, West, Hill, Bedingfield, Gilliard and Kirby: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 55, TITLE 46, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CULTIVATION OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS OF TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS CHAPTER, TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR THE TERM "HUMAN CONSUMPTION", TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE THAT INDUSTRIAL HEMP IS AN AGRICULTURAL CROP UPON WHICH AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION MAY CONDUCT RESEARCH, TO PROVIDE THAT INDUSTRIAL HEMP OR HEMP PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED AN ADULTERANT, TO PROVIDE PROVISIONS THAT REGULATE THE GROWING, SELLING, AND IMPORTATION OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP AND HEMP SEED, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT EXCLUDES INDUSTRIAL HEMP FROM THE DEFINITION OF MARIJUANA, TO REVISE THE PROVISION THAT SPECIFIES THAT CERTAIN CONDUCT REGARDING THE MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTION, PURCHASE, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATING TO DISGUISING MARIJUANA TO MAKE IT APPEAR TO BE INDUSTRIAL HEMP, AND TO PROVIDE FOR LABORATORY TESTING OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. HOWARD, from the Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3417 (Word version) -- Reps. Henegan, King and Yow: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-7-355 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS TO ISSUE MOBILE BARBERSHOP PERMITS, TO ESTABLISH PERMIT REQUIREMENTS, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF MOBILE BARBERSHOPS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

ROLL CALL

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

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bedingfield            Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
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                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             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            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total Present--111

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. J. E. SMITH a leave of absence for the day due to a court appearance.

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. Patricia Witherspoon of Columbia was the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Rep. RIDGEWAY presented to the House the Laurence Manning Academy Bowling Team, coaches and other school officials.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Rep. MCCRAVY presented to the House the Ninety Six High School Marching band, directors and other school officials.

CO-SPONSORS ADDED AND REMOVED

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. 3027 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   WHIPPER

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3055 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   GILLIARD

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3079 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   CLARY, W. NEWTON, BROWN and WHIPPER

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3116 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   ERICKSON and KNIGHT

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3125 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   TOOLE

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3311 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   WHIPPER, BROWN and GILLIARD

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3318 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   TOOLE

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3548 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   POPE and TOOLE

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3559 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   KIRBY, WHIPPER and BROWN

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3666 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   MCEACHERN and YOW

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3685 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   WHIPPER

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3809 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   GILLIARD

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3930 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   SANDIFER, GAGNON, TAYLOR, WHITMIRE, HAMILTON, FORRESTER, HUGGINS, D. C. MOSS, HIOTT, G. M. SMITH, SPIRES, PUTNAM, TOOLE, BRADLEY, W. NEWTON, ERICKSON, ARRINGTON and LUCAS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3932 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   CLARY and MARTIN

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3945 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   WHIPPER

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4002 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   ATWATER

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4033 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/23/17   DANING, YOW, ERICKSON, B. NEWTON, BENNETT and ARRINGTON

CO-SPONSOR REMOVED

Bill Number:   H. 3463 (Word version)
Date:   REMOVE:
03/23/17   GAGNON

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

SENT TO THE SENATE

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

H. 3352 (Word version) -- Reps. W. Newton, Taylor, Norrell and Erickson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-23-665 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFICE OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REVIEW WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE OFFICE; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-500, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE COURT, INCLUDING THE OFFICE OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, IS CONSIDERED PART OF THE UNIFIED JUDICIAL SYSTEM FOR THE PURPOSES OF CERTAIN ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM STATUTES; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-30, RELATING TO RIGHTS TO INSPECT PUBLIC RECORDS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSIONS AMONG THE RECORD FORMATS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS APPLICABLE TO PRISONERS, TO PROVIDE PUBLIC BODIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO CREATE ELECTRONIC VERSIONS OF PUBLIC RECORDS TO FULFILL RECORDS REQUESTS, TO REVISE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING FEES TO FULFILL RECORDS REQUESTS, AND TO REVISE THE MANNER FOR RESPONDING TO RECORDS REQUESTS; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MATTERS EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE IN THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE CERTAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT RECORDINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-50, RELATING TO CATEGORIES OF MATTERS DECLARED TO BE PUBLIC INFORMATION IN THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE MOUNTED VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDINGS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT MAY APPLY FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT IF THERE IS CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE OF SPECIFIC HARM FROM THE RELEASE OF THE RECORDING; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-100, RELATING TO EQUITABLE REMEDIES AVAILABLE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE AVAILABLE REMEDIES; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-110, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO REMOVE CRIMINAL PENALTIES, TO VEST EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER CASES ARISING FROM REQUESTS FOR RECORDS AND EXEMPTIONS FROM DISCLOSURE, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS TO THIS JURISDICTION, TO PROVIDE RELATED PROCEDURES FOR PERSONS ALLEGING VIOLATIONS, TO PROVIDE REVISED REMEDIES AND RELIEF AVAILABLE FOR VIOLATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE A PROCESS FOR APPEALS; TO AMEND SECTION 30-2-50, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON OBTAINING PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM A STATE AGENCY FOR COMMERCIAL SOLICITATION, SO AS TO EXTEND THE PROHIBITION TO INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THESE MEASURES TAKE EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2017.

H. 3647 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer, Clemmons, Bedingfield, Forrester, Rutherford, Duckworth, Ott, Williams, Atwater, McCravy, Erickson, Jefferson, King, Anderson, Simrill, Hixon, Bowers, Hewitt and Forrest: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 27-32-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING VACATION TIME SHARING PLANS, SO AS TO DEFINE AND REDEFINE CERTAIN TERMS; TO AMEND SECTION 27-32-55, RELATING TO FEES FOR THE RESALE OF INTERESTS IN VACATION TIMESHARES, SO AS TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS OF RESALE VACATION TIMESHARE SERVICES AND PROVIDERS OF THESE SERVICES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 27-32-130, RELATING TO ENFORCEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION PROVISIONS, SO AS TO MAKE THE PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO VACATION TIME SHARING ASSOCIATIONS.

H. 3034 (Word version) -- Rep. Daning: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-112-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ELIGIBILITY FOR IN-STATE COLLEGE TUITION RATES OF VETERANS AND RELATED PERSONS COVERED BY CERTAIN FEDERAL EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE ENROLLMENT TIME LIMITS FOR THESE RELATED PERSONS.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

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

H. 3132--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3132 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith and B. Newton: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 71, TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO HOSPICE PROGRAMS, SO AS TO ADD DEFINITIONS; TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN LICENSING REQUIREMENTS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF MULTIPLE OFFICE LOCATIONS OF LICENSED HOSPICES; TO PROVIDE FOR EXPANSION OF HOSPICE SERVICE AREAS; TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO APPROVE APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION OF MULTIPLE OFFICE LOCATIONS AND FOR EXPANSION OF HOSPICE SERVICE AREAS, WITH EXCEPTIONS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Rep. G. M. SMITH proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3132 (COUNCIL\VR\3132C001.CC.VR17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   Chapter 71, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"CHAPTER 71

Licensure of Quality Hospice Programs Act

Section 44-71-10.   This chapter may be cited as the 'Quality Hospice Licensure Programs Act'.

Section 44-71-20.   As used in this chapter:

(1)   'Board' means the South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control.

(2)   'Department' means the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

(3)   'Hospice' means a centrally administered, interdisciplinary health care program. This program must provide, which provides a continuum of medically supervised palliative and supportive care for the terminally ill patient and the family including, but not limited to, outpatient and inpatient services provided directly or through written agreement. Inpatient services include, but are not limited to, services provided by a hospice in a licensed hospice facility.

Admission to a hospice program of care is based on the voluntary request of the hospice patient alone or in conjunction with designated family members.

(4)   'Hospice facility' means an institution, place, or building in which a licensed hospice provides room, board, and appropriate hospice services on a twenty-four hour basis to individuals requiring hospice care pursuant to the orders of a physician.

(5)   'Licensee' means the individual, corporation, or public entity with whom rests the ultimate responsibility for maintaining approved standards for the hospice or hospice facility.

(6)   'Multiple location' means a properly registered additional site, other than the licensed primary office, from which a parent hospice organization provides hospice services. 'Multiple location' does not mean a 'work station' as defined in item (9).

(7)   'Parent hospice' means a properly licensed hospice that, in addition to its primary office, also provides hospice services from a multiple location as defined in item (6).

(8)   'Primary office' means the main office of a hospice program from which a parent hospice provides hospice services to patients and their families and from which a parent hospice performs oversight, administrative, and coordination of care duties for any multiple location.

(9)   'Work station' means a site operated within the licensed service area of a hospice solely for the convenience of the staff where they may conduct activities including, but not limited to, completing paperwork, checking messages, or storing equipment. These work stations must not have signage with an address or operating hours, must not be advertised, and must not be open to the public for any reason, such as to distribute supplies or to receive referrals.

Section 44-71-30.   (A)   No person, private or public organization, political subdivision, or other governmental agency may establish, conduct, or maintain a hospice or represent itself as a hospice without first obtaining a license from the department.

(B)   This A license obtained pursuant to this section is effective for a twelve-month period following the date of issue and must prescribe by county the geographic area authorized to be served.

(C)   The license must prescribe by county the geographic area authorized to be served. A hospice that wishes to expand its licensed service area to include additional counties shall first obtain approval from the department confirming that, pursuant to Section 44-71-40(C), the hospice has properly filed the application to amend its license to include the additional counties within the prescribed geographic area authorized to be served.

(D)   A license issued under this chapter is not assignable or transferable and is subject to suspension or revocation at any time for failure to comply with this chapter.

(E)   The department shall publish a current list of all licensed hospices on its website. The information to be published must include, but not be limited to, the licensee's primary office as well as any and all registered multiple locations. In addition, the information also must include a list of all counties served by the licensee's primary office and any and all multiple locations.

Section 44-71-35.   (A)   A hospice may not establish, operate, or maintain a multiple location or represent itself as such without first registering the multiple location with the department and receiving approval of the registration from the department confirming that, pursuant to Section 44-71-40(B), the hospice has properly filed the application to amend its license to include the multiple location. Upon approval by the department, a multiple location must be listed on the license of the parent hospice.

(B)   A registration may be filed at any time and is effective until the expiration of the license of the parent hospice that is in effect at the time of the initial approval of the multiple location. The registration and approval of a multiple location is effective for a period running coterminous with the parent hospice's license, and the registration and approval of a multiple location must be reviewed by the department annually at the time of the parent hospice's license renewal and as a part of that process as prescribed by the department in regulation.

(C)   The application for registration of a multiple location must prescribe by county the geographic area authorized to be served. Upon approval of the registration by the department, the license of the parent hospice must be amended to include the multiple location as required in subsection (A) as well as any additional counties within the prescribed geographic area authorized to be served.

(D)   A multiple location approval granted pursuant to this chapter is not assignable or transferable and is subject to suspension or revocation at any time for failure to comply with this chapter.

Section 44-71-40.   (A)   A person, private or public organization, political subdivision, or other governmental agency desiring to obtain a license must shall file with the department an application on a form prescribed, prepared, and furnished by the department.

(B)   Any hospice desiring to obtain approval for the registration of a multiple location shall file with the department an application on a form prescribed, prepared, and furnished by the department.

(C)   Any hospice desiring to expand its licensed service area of its primary office or one or more of its registered multiple locations to include additional counties shall first file with the department an application on a form prescribed, prepared, and furnished by the department.

Section 44-71-50.   The department is authorized to establish reasonable fees to be used in the administration of the program.

Section 44-71-60.   The department shall promulgate regulations which define needs, services, and standards for the care, treatment, health, safety, welfare, and comfort of patients and their families served by hospices, including hospice facilities, primary offices, and multiple locations, and for the maintenance and operation of hospices, including hospice facilities, primary offices, and multiple locations, which will promote safe and adequate care and treatment of the patients and their families.

Section 44-71-65.   Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a hospice facility, primary office, and multiple location must comply with the regulations promulgated by the department pursuant to this chapter and is are not subject to regulations pertaining to the licensure and regulation of nursing homes or community residential care facilities.

Section 44-71-70.   (A)   The department is authorized to issue, deny, suspend, or revoke licenses in accordance with regulations promulgated pursuant to this section. Such regulations must include hearing procedures related to denial, suspension, or revocation of licenses.

(B)   The department is authorized to deny, suspend, or revoke approvals of multiple locations in accordance with regulations promulgated pursuant to this section when there is evidence or reason to believe that any of the following requirements and conditions are not being met:

(1)   the parent hospice is properly licensed, operating in accordance with all South Carolina laws and regulations;

(2)   the multiple location will provide the full scope of hospice services in all geographical areas listed on the license;

(3)   the multiple location will share administration, supervision, and services with the parent hospice; and

(4)   the multiple location will be included in the quality improvement activities of the parent hospice.

(C)   The department shall approve a request to expand the service area of a parent hospice to include additional counties only when the additional counties are requested in a properly filed application as required by Section 44-71-40(C).

(D)   Regulations pertaining to the denial, suspension, or revocation of approvals must include hearing procedures related to denial, suspension, or revocation of licenses.

Section 44-71-80.   (A)   Each hospice for which a license has been issued must be inspected by an authorized representative of the department at least once a year for the purpose of ensuring that the provisions of this chapter are being followed. For hospices whose licensees include multiple locations, the department shall rotate those inspections among each location.

(B)   All hospices shall complete and return a joint annual report to the department and the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office on a form prescribed by the department within a time period specified by the department or the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office. In the development of this form, the department shall incorporate input from hospice providers to ensure the report captures data on all services that are to be provided by hospices.

Section 44-71-90.   Hospices must not discriminate based on age, sex, race, color, religion, or source of payment, location of patient, acceptance or provision of goods and services to patients of potential patients.

Section 44-71-95.   Nothing in this chapter may be construed to prohibit a health care facility from providing hospice services through contractual arrangements with a licensed hospice operation.

Section 44-71-100.   Hospices may not participate in, or offer, or imply an offer to participate in the practice known generally as rebate, kickbacks, or fee-splitting arrangements.

Section 44-71-110.   Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not to exceed five hundred dollars or imprisoned for a period not to exceed six months or both."
SECTION   2.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 100; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--100

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3132--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. G. M. SMITH, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3132 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

S. 496--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

S. 496 (Word version) -- Medical Affairs Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, RELATING TO SHELLFISH, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4736, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. BEDINGFIELD explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 98; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--98

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

S. 496--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. BEDINGFIELD, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that S. 496 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

S. 250--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 250 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman, Setzler and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE TO STATE INCOME TAX LAWS, SO AS TO UPDATE THE REFERENCE TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE TO THE YEAR 2016 AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE SECTIONS ADOPTED BY THIS STATE ARE EXTENDED, THEN THESE SECTIONS ALSO ARE EXTENDED FOR SOUTH CAROLINA INCOME TAX PURPOSES.

Rep. CLEMMONS explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 93; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--93

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on S. 250. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Jeff Bradley

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on Legislative Oversight Committee business and missed the vote on S. 250. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Wm Weston J. Newton

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on S. 250. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Jerry N. Govan, Jr.

S. 250--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. CLEMMONS, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that S. 250 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 3311--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3311 (Word version) -- Reps. White, G. R. Smith, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Pitts, G. M. Smith, West, V. S. Moss, Thayer, Putnam, Loftis, Whipper, Brown and Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 29 TO CHAPTER 53, TITLE 59 SO AS TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A CAREER PATHWAYS INITIATIVE, TO ESTABLISH A PATHWAYS TO FIRST CAREERS PROGRAM, TO ESTABLISH A PATHWAYS TO NEW OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM, AND TO ADMINISTER THE WORKFORCE SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT FUND; BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3760 SO AS TO PROVIDE A TAX CREDIT FOR TAXPAYERS WHO HIRE AN APPRENTICE; BY ADDING SECTION 59-53-110 SO AS TO CREATE A "WORKFORCE SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT FUND"; AND BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3765 SO AS TO PROVIDE A TAX CREDIT FOR TAXPAYERS WHO CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORKFORCE SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT FUND.

Rep. WHITE moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

H. 3343--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3343 (Word version) -- Reps. White, Allison, Daning and B. Newton: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 158 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATION SCHOOL FACILITIES ACT" TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ORDER TO ACQUIRE SCHOOL FACILITIES BY USING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, AND OTHER FORMS OF ASSISTANCE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL DETERMINE AND SELECT ON A PRIORITY BASIS, QUALIFIED SCHOOL PROJECTS WHICH SHALL RECEIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE STATE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IN THIS REGARD, AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER RELATED PROVISIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATION OF SCHOOL FACILITIES; AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 146, TITLE 59 RELATING TO THE STATE SCHOOL FACILITIES BONDS ACT WHICH AUTHORIZED THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIFIC DOLLAR AMOUNTS OF STATE SCHOOL FACILITIES BONDS WITHIN A SPECIFIED TIME PERIOD.

Rep. WHITE moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

H. 3463--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3463 (Word version) -- Reps. Martin, B. Newton, V. S. Moss, G. R. Smith, Arrington, Elliott, Ott, West, Bennett, Atkinson, Govan, Hill, McCravy, Hosey, Davis, Magnuson, Bedingfield, Felder, Blackwell, Brown, Clemmons, Forrest, Hayes, Hiott, Hixon, Norrell, Pope, Putnam and Wheeler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-43-235 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF PROPERTY WAS ASSESSED AS AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY OR AS FARM MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT IN 2016, THE PROPERTY MUST CONTINUE TO BE ASSESSED WITH THE SAME ASSESSMENT RATIO UNLESS A CHANGE OF USE OCCURS.

Rep. ERICKSON proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3463 (COUNCIL\WAB\3463C001.AGM.WAB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 12-43-235, as contained in SECTION 1, line 28, by inserting /, buildings, / after / machinery /.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

Rep. CLYBURN explained the Bill.

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 98; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Ballentine             Bannister
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            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
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Loftis
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
W. Newton              Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sandifer
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Toole                  Weeks                  Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--98

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3463--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. CLYBURN, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3463 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 3666--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3666 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith, McEachern and Yow: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR THE STATE CERTIFICATION OF NEED AND HEALTH FACILITIES LICENSURE ACT, SO AS TO DEFINE "CRISIS STABILIZATION UNIT FACILITY"; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-170, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROCESS TO CERTAIN PROJECTS, SO AS TO MAKE THE PROCESS INAPPLICABLE TO CRISIS STABILIZATION UNIT FACILITIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-260, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE FOR HEALTH FACILITIES, SO AS TO REQUIRE CRISIS STABILIZATION UNIT FACILITIES TO OBTAIN A LICENSE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL.

Committee on Ways and Means proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3666 (COUNCIL\VR\3666C001.CC.VR17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/     SECTION   1.   Section 44-7-130 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 173 of 2014, is further amended by adding an appropriately numbered item at the end to read:

"(26)   'Crisis stabilization unit facility' means a facility, other than a health care facility, operated by the Department of Mental Health or operated in partnership with the Department of Mental Health that provides a short-term residential program, offering psychiatric stabilization services and brief, intensive crisis services to individuals eighteen and older, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week."
SECTION   2.   Section 44-7-170(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 278 of 2010, is further amended to read:

"(A)   The following are exempt from Certificate of Need review:

(1)   the acquisition by a person of medical equipment to be used solely for research, the offering of an institutional health service by a person solely for research, or the obligation of a capital expenditure by a person to be made solely for research if it does not:

(a)   affect the charges imposed by the person for the provision of medical or other patient care services other than the services that are included in the research;

(b)   change the bed capacity of a health care facility; or

(c)   substantially change the medical or other patient care services provided by the person.

A written description of the proposed research project must be submitted to the department in order for the department to determine if these conditions are met. A Certificate of Need is required in order to continue use of the equipment or service after the equipment or service is no longer being used solely for research;

(2)   the offices of a licensed private practitioner whether for individual or group practice except as provided for in Section 44-7-160(1) and (6);

(3)   the replacement of like equipment for which a Certificate of Need has been issued which does not constitute a material change in service or a new service;

(4)   crisis stabilization unit facilities. Notwithstanding subsection (C), crisis stabilization facilities do not require a written exemption from the department."
SECTION   3.   Section 44-7-260(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 47 of 2011, is further amended to read:

"(A)   If they provide care for two or more unrelated persons, the following facilities or services may not be established, operated, or maintained in this State without first obtaining a license in the manner provided by this article and regulations promulgated by the department:

(1)   hospitals, including general and specialized hospitals;

(2)   nursing homes;

(3)   residential treatment facilities for children and adolescents;

(4)   ambulatory surgical facilities;

(5)   Reserved crisis stabilization unit facilities;

(6)   community residential care facilities;

(7)   facilities for chemically dependent or addicted persons;

(8)   end-stage renal dialysis units;

(9)   day-care facilities for adults;

(10)   any other facility operating for the diagnosis, treatment, or care of persons suffering from illness, injury or other infirmity and for which the department has adopted standards of operation by regulation.

(11)   intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disability;

(12)   freestanding or mobile technology.

(13)   facilities wherein abortions are performed.

(14)   birthing centers."
SECTION   4.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 102; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Burns                  Caskey                 Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
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              Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--102

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3666--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. G. M. SMITH, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3666 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

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

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE

Rep. SANDIFER, from the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3041 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Elliott, Long and Hamilton: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-57-115, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED FOR INITIAL LICENSURES BY THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THESE BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR LICENSURE RENEWALS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-57-340, RELATING TO LICENSURE RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS FOR REAL ESTATE SALESPERSONS, BROKERS, AND BROKERS-IN-CHARGE, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. SANDIFER, from the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3968 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer and Forrester: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-1-140, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EFFECTS OF PRIOR CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS ON PERSONS SEEKING AUTHORIZATION TO PRACTICE, PURSUE, OR ENGAGE IN REGULATED PROFESSIONS OR OCCUPATIONS, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS PROHIBITING DENIALS OF SUCH AUTHORIZATIONS SOLELY FOR CERTAIN PRIOR CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS, TO ALLOW THE DENIAL OF AN AUTHORIZATION TO PRACTICE WHICH WOULD POSE CERTAIN THREATS TO THE PUBLIC, TO REQUIRE CERTAIN MINIMUM CRIMINAL RECORD BACKGROUND CHECKS OF PERSONS SEEKING AUTHORIZATION TO PRACTICE, TO PROVIDE SUCH REQUIREMENTS ARE INTENDED TO OPERATE IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH REQUIREMENTS BUT DO NOT LIMIT OR OTHERWISE RESTRICT THE ABILITY OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND PANELS FROM IMPOSING MORE RESTRICTIVE AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, AND TO SPECIFY THE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND PANELS TO WHICH THESE BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS APPLY; TO AMEND SECTION 40-1-110, RELATING TO SPECIFIC GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE, PURSUE, OR ENGAGE IN REGULATED PROFESSIONS AND AUTHORIZATIONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE CERTAIN PRIOR CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS OR PLEAS TO CRIMINAL CONDUCT; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT TAKE EFFECT TWO YEARS AFTER APPROVAL BY THE GOVERNOR.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. SANDIFER, from the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3038 (Word version) -- Reps. Duckworth, Clemmons, Johnson, Atkinson and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 42 TO TITLE 40 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE LICENSURE OF LOCKSMITHS; TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMINOLOGY; TO CREATE THE BOARD OF LOCKSMITHS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION, FUNCTION, AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD; TO REQUIRE APPLICANTS FOR LICENSURE TO SATISFY CERTAIN CRITERIA, COMPLETE WRITTEN TESTING REQUIREMENTS, AND SUBMIT TO FINGERPRINT-BASED NATIONAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND RECORDS CHECKS; AND TO REQUIRE LOCKSMITHS TO COMPLETE CERTAIN CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS TO MAINTAIN LICENSURE.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4045 (Word version) -- Reps. Forrester, 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, 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 DORMAN HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLER NIC CASPIO FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE HIM FOR WINNING THE 2017 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AAAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING TITLE IN THE 152-POUND WEIGHT CLASS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4047 (Word version) -- Reps. Forrester, 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, 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 DORMAN HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLER JOSHUA AQUINO FOR A REMARKABLE SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE HIM FOR WINNING THE 2017 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AAAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING TITLE IN THE 120-POUND WEIGHT CLASS.

The Resolution was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

H. 4046 (Word version) -- Rep. Hill: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 30-4-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT PUBLIC BODIES MAY CHARGE NO MORE THAN THE ACTUAL COST OF PRINTING PUBLIC RECORDS CONTAINING DATA SUBJECT TO CERTAIN COPYRIGHT PROTECTIONS, TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FOR REQUESTERS WHO CERTIFY THAT THE INFORMATION SOUGHT IS NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE, TO PROVIDE PUBLIC BODIES MAY INDICATE ON DOCUMENTS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS ACT THAT THE DOCUMENTS ARE NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE, AND TO PROVIDE THESE PROVISIONS APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING EXISTING PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE AMOUNTS PUBLIC BODIES MAY CHARGE FOR COMPLYING WITH RECORDS REQUESTS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4048 (Word version) -- Reps. Herbkersman, G. M. Smith and White: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-55 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ISSUE PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM (PERS) DEVICES TO MEDICAID RECIPIENTS THAT INCLUDE A NURSE TRIAGE COMPONENT.
On motion of Rep. HERBKERSMAN, with unanimous consent, the Bill was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

H. 4049 (Word version) -- Reps. Brown, Gilliard, Mack and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-36-2575 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY TAXPAYER HOLDING A RETAIL SALES TAX LICENSE WHEN FILING A MONTHLY, QUARTERLY, OR OTHER PERIOD SALES TAX RETURN AND REMITTING A TAX DUE SHALL ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS ROUND THE TAX DUE UPWARD TO THE NEAREST WHOLE DOLLAR, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE REVENUE RAISED BY THESE PROVISIONS MUST BE USED TO FUND THE TEACHER GRANT PROGRAM PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION 59-25-60; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-25-60 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL ESTABLISH A REVOLVING FUND WITH FUNDS DERIVED FROM THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 12-36-2575 TO OPERATE A GRANT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE RECURRING OR NONRECURRING AID TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR ADDITIONAL TEACHER FUNDING FOR THE COMPENSATION OF AN ADDITIONAL TEACHER IN THOSE CLASSROOMS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHERE TWO TEACHERS ARE MOST NEEDED.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3311--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3311 (Word version) -- Reps. White, G. R. Smith, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Pitts, G. M. Smith, West, V. S. Moss, Thayer, Putnam, Loftis, Whipper, Brown and Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 29 TO CHAPTER 53, TITLE 59 SO AS TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A CAREER PATHWAYS INITIATIVE, TO ESTABLISH A PATHWAYS TO FIRST CAREERS PROGRAM, TO ESTABLISH A PATHWAYS TO NEW OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM, AND TO ADMINISTER THE WORKFORCE SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT FUND; BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3760 SO AS TO PROVIDE A TAX CREDIT FOR TAXPAYERS WHO HIRE AN APPRENTICE; BY ADDING SECTION 59-53-110 SO AS TO CREATE A "WORKFORCE SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT FUND"; AND BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3765 SO AS TO PROVIDE A TAX CREDIT FOR TAXPAYERS WHO CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORKFORCE SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT FUND.

Rep. WHITE moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, March 28, which was agreed to.

H. 3343--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3343 (Word version) -- Reps. White, Allison, Daning and B. Newton: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 158 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATION SCHOOL FACILITIES ACT" TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ORDER TO ACQUIRE SCHOOL FACILITIES BY USING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, AND OTHER FORMS OF ASSISTANCE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL DETERMINE AND SELECT ON A PRIORITY BASIS, QUALIFIED SCHOOL PROJECTS WHICH SHALL RECEIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE STATE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IN THIS REGARD, AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER RELATED PROVISIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATION OF SCHOOL FACILITIES; AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 146, TITLE 59 RELATING TO THE STATE SCHOOL FACILITIES BONDS ACT WHICH AUTHORIZED THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIFIC DOLLAR AMOUNTS OF STATE SCHOOL FACILITIES BONDS WITHIN A SPECIFIED TIME PERIOD.

Rep. WHITE moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, March 28, which was agreed to.

H. 3742--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3742 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 24-21-230 AND 24-21-280, BOTH AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT, DUTIES, AND POWERS OF DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES' AGENTS, HEARING OFFICERS, AND STAFF, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT MAY EMPLOY OFFENDER SUPERVISION SPECIALISTS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS REGARDING THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THESE EMPLOYEES, AND PROCEDURES FOR CLASSIFYING OFFENDERS AS STANDARD AND LOW-RISK, AND TO PROVIDE THE DUTIES AND AUTHORITY OF AN OFFENDER SUPERVISION SPECIALIST.

Rep. LOWE explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 102; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--102

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3742--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. LOWE, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3742 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 3927--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3927 (Word version) -- Reps. Simrill, Herbkersman, J. E. Smith, Bernstein, G. M. Smith and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 41-43-100, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE STATE FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AUTHORITY APPROVE INTEREST RATES ON BONDS ISSUED TO FINANCE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS UNDER THE SOUTH CAROLINA JOBS-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND ACT, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT AND TO SPECIFY APPROVAL OF THESE INTEREST RATES BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS NOT REQUIRED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 41-43-110, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE POWER OF THE AUTHORITY TO ISSUE CERTAIN BONDS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING AND RELATED CHANGES.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the Bill.
The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 99; Nays 5

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Ballentine             Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Brown                  Burns                  Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
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              Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sandifer               G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--99

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atwater                Caskey                 Hill
Magnuson               Toole

Total--5

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

STATEMENT FOR THE HOUSE JOURNAL

ABSTENTION FROM VOTING
BASED ON POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST

In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on H. 3927 because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal of this date:

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is that 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. Jeffrey A. Bradley

H. 3927--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. COBB-HUNTER, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3927 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 3318--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3318 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts, G. R. Smith, Long, Tallon and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 18 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 23, SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT UNIT WITHIN THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION; TO REPEAL SECTION 23-6-60 RELATING TO THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT UNIT ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY; AND TO TRANSFER ALL THE ASSOCIATED EMPLOYEES, AUTHORIZED APPROPRIATIONS, ASSETS, AND LIABILITIES.
Rep. LOWE explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 89; Nays 5

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Ballentine             Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Burns                  Caskey
Clary                  Clemmons               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Gagnon                 Hamilton
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Rutherford
Ryhal                  Sandifer               G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--89

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander              Cobb-Hunter            Gilliard
Mack                   Norrell

Total--5

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

H. 3318--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. PITTS, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3318 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 3548--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3548 (Word version) -- Reps. Bennett, Delleney, Yow, Stringer, Hardee, Erickson, Long, Fry, Daning, S. Rivers, Davis, Allison, Hill, Crosby, B. Newton, McCoy, West, McCravy, Tallon, Elliott, Henderson, V. S. Moss, G. R. Smith, Pope and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION FROM DISMEMBERMENT ABORTION ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 41, TITLE 44 SO AS TO PROHIBIT DISMEMBERMENT ABORTIONS, WITH EXCEPTIONS, AND TO DEFINE RELEVANT TERMS; TO PROVIDE FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND CIVIL REMEDIES TO ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARTICLE; TO CREATE CRIMINAL PENALTIES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Reps. DELLENEY, MAGNUSON, FELDER, THAYER, MARTIN, TOOLE, HIOTT, BROWN, B. NEWTON, SANDIFER, COLE, MACK, BANNISTER, S. RIVERS, G. R. SMITH, LONG, CROSBY, LOFTIS, CLARY, MCEACHERN, DOUGLAS, RIDGEWAY, WEEKS, FINLAY, ERICKSON, YOW, KNIGHT, CRAWFORD, HOSEY, MCKNIGHT and MCCOY requested debate on the Bill.

H. 3930--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3930 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts, Delleney, Clemmons, McCravy, Bennett, Forrest, Crawford, Lowe, Jordan, Duckworth, White, Henderson, Loftis, Burns, Chumley, Long, G. R. Smith, Bedingfield, Stringer, Bannister, Fry, Elliott, Hixon, Thayer, Collins, Yow, West, S. Rivers, V. S. Moss, Pope, Simrill, Martin, Sandifer, Gagnon, Taylor, Whitmire, Hamilton, Forrester, Huggins, D. C. Moss, Hiott, G. M. Smith, Spires, Putnam, Toole, Bradley, W. Newton, Erickson, Arrington and Lucas: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-23-510 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM CARRYING A HANDGUN INTO CERTAIN PLACES WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE OWNER OR A PERSON IN CONTROL OF THE PREMISES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-20, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF A HANDGUN, SO AS TO REVISE THE PROVISIONS THAT PROVIDE WHEN A PERSON MAY LAWFULLY CARRY A HANDGUN; TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-420, RELATING TO THE POSSESSION OF A FIREARM ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, SO AS TO REVISE THE PROVISIONS REGARDING THE LAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM ON SCHOOL PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-430, RELATING TO THE CARRYING OF A WEAPON ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, SO AS TO REVISE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN IT IS LAWFUL TO CARRY A WEAPON ON SCHOOL PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-460, RELATING TO CARRYING A DEADLY CONCEALED WEAPON, SO AS TO REQUIRE AN ELEMENT OF INTENT; TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-465, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFULLY CARRYING A WEAPON ONTO PREMISES THAT SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, SO AS TO REVISE THE ELEMENTS OF THE OFFENSE; TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-215, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF CONCEALABLE WEAPON PERMITS, SO AS TO REVISE THE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS; TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-220, RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF A PROPERTY OWNER TO ALLOW OR PERMIT A PERSON CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON ON HIS PROPERTY, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-225, RELATING TO A PERSON CARRYING A CONCEALABLE WEAPON INTO THE RESIDENCE OR DWELLING PLACE OF ANOTHER PERSON, SO AS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN CERTAIN PERSONS WHO CARRY A CONCEALABLE WEAPON MUST LEAVE OR REMOVE THE WEAPON FROM THE PREMISES AND TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS ACT APPLIES ONLY TO INDIVIDUALS WHO LEGALLY MAY PURCHASE A FIREARM FROM A PROPERLY LICENSED AND CERTIFIED FIREARMS DEALER.

Reps. DELLENEY, HIOTT, B. NEWTON, BLACKWELL, THAYER, TOOLE, FELDER, MARTIN, SANDIFER, FORREST, CLARY, MACK, ANDERSON, MCKNIGHT, BROWN, CROSBY, LONG, HIXON, DILLARD, CLYBURN, DAVIS, MCCOY, GOVAN, RIDGEWAY, DOUGLAS, MCEACHERN, WEEKS, FINLAY, KING, KNIGHT, COBB-HUNTER, WILLIAMS, JEFFERSON, HOSEY, HART, CRAWFORD, CLEMMONS and YOW requested debate on the Bill.

H. 3804--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3804 (Word version) -- Reps. D. C. Moss, Chumley, Delleney, Burns, Long, G. R. Smith, Bedingfield, V. S. Moss, Herbkersman, Yow, Hixon and King: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-4072 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PICK-UP TRUCK WITH A FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY MAY NOT TOW MORE THAN ONE SEPARATE TRAILING VEHICLE, AND TO PROVIDE A MAXIMUM LENGTH FOR THIS COMBINATION OF VEHICLES.

Rep. D. C. MOSS explained the Bill.

POINT OF ORDER

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

H. 3019--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3019 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford and Robinson-Simpson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-5-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CORONER QUALIFICATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO IS ELECTED AS CORONER AND COMPLETES NECESSARY TRAINING IS QUALIFIED TO SERVE AS CORONER.

POINT OF ORDER

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

H. 3116--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3116 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford, Norrell, Felder, Pitts, Yow, King, Henegan, Erickson and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PLACEMENT OF INFANTS AT DESIGNATED LOCATIONS WITHOUT CRIMINAL LIABILITY, SO AS TO ALLOW THE PLACEMENT OF AN INFANT NOT MORE THAN ONE YEAR OLD AT A SAFE HAVEN AND TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF "INFANT".

Rep. BANNISTER explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 101; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atwater
Ballentine             Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            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
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
G. M. Smith            Sottile                Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--101

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3116--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. CRAWFORD, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3116 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

H. 3125--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3125 (Word version) -- Reps. McEachern, Pitts and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-7-645 SO AS TO ALLOW TEMPORARY PLACEMENT OF A CHILD WITH A RELATIVE OR ALTERNATIVE CAREGIVER PURSUANT TO A SAFETY PLAN, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SAFETY PLAN, AND TO LIMIT THE DURATION OF A SAFETY PLAN TO NINETY DAYS, WITH EXCEPTIONS; BY ADDING SUBARTICLE 10 TO ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 7, TITLE 63 SO AS TO ALLOW DSS TO OFFER PROTECTIVE SERVICES PURSUANT TO A CHILD AND FAMILY PLAN IN CERTAIN CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT MATTERS, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR A CHILD AND FAMILY PLAN, TO LIMIT THE DURATION OF A CHILD AND FAMILY PLAN TO SIX MONTHS, WITH EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR TERMINATION OF FAMILY PRESERVATION SERVICES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS USED IN CHAPTER 7, TITLE 63, SO AS TO ADD DEFINITIONS FOR "SAFETY PLAN", "PLACEMENT PLAN", AND "TREATMENT PLAN"; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-650, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS BEFORE PLACING A CHILD WITH A RELATIVE OR OTHER PERSON WHEN THE CHILD IS TAKEN INTO EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CUSTODY, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-690, RELATING TO PLACEMENT OF A CHILD WITH A RELATIVE OR OTHER PERSON INSTEAD OF TAKING THE CHILD INTO DSS CUSTODY, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.

POINT OF ORDER

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

H. 3538--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3538 (Word version) -- Rep. J. E. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES RIGHT TO PARENT ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 21 TO TITLE 63 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND THE FAMILY AND PROBATE COURTS, AMONG OTHERS, TO PROTECT THE PARENTING RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY BY ESTABLISHING CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AND SAFEGUARDS APPLICABLE IN CHILD CUSTODY, CHILD PROTECTION, AND PROBATE GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDINGS TO ENSURE THAT PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE NOT DENIED THE RIGHT TO PARENT OR TO HAVE CUSTODY OF OR VISITATION WITH A CHILD BECAUSE OF THE DISABILITY; AND TO PROHIBIT CHILD PLACING AGENCIES AND ADOPTION SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM DENYING PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY THE RIGHT TO ACCESS SERVICES BECAUSE OF THE PERSON'S DISABILITY, WITH EXCEPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-720, RELATING TO REASONABLE EFFORTS REQUIREMENTS FOR PROBABLE CAUSE HEARINGS, SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN EFFORTS IF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN HAS A DISABILITY TO INCLUDE REFERRALS FOR SERVICES PROVIDING INSTRUCTION ON ADAPTIVE PARENTING TECHNIQUES AND OTHER REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS WITH REGARD TO ACCESSING SERVICES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1640, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FAMILY COURT DETERMINATIONS WHETHER TO REQUIRE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PRESERVE OR REUNIFY A FAMILY WHEN THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN HAS A DISABILITY, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COURT TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE DISABILITY AND WAYS IN WHICH TO ACCOMMODATE THE DISABILITY TO PRESERVE OR REUNIFY THE FAMILY; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-2570, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO GROUNDS FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF A DISABILITY.

Rep. BANNISTER explained the Bill.
The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 103; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atwater
Ballentine             Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            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
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lucas
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--103

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3538--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. BANNISTER, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3538 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

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

H. 3653--SENT TO THE SENATE

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3653 (Word version) -- Reps. Forrester, Yow, Loftis, Henegan, Spires, Anderson, Burns, V. S. Moss, Crawford, Hamilton, Felder, Norman, Anthony, Chumley, Erickson, Gagnon, Hayes, Henderson, Hosey, Jefferson, S. Rivers, Ryhal, Sandifer, Thayer, Willis, Atkinson, Alexander, West, Hixon, Murphy, Arrington, Bennett and Crosby: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 24 TO TITLE 31 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE OPERATIONS OR EXPANSIONS OF MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED PUBLIC OR PRIVATE NUISANCES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE RELATED FINDINGS, TO EXPLICITLY PROHIBIT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM ENACTING ORDINANCES TO THE CONTRARY, TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMINOLOGY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT MAY NOT BE CONSTRUED TO MODIFY STATUTORY EMINENT DOMAIN LAWS OR ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT DO NOT APPLY TO NUISANCE ACTIONS COMMENCED WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS CHAPTER.

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

Yeas 75; Nays 24

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anthony
Arrington              Atwater                Ballentine
Bannister              Bennett                Blackwell
Bradley                Burns                  Caskey
Clemmons               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Davis
Delleney               Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrester              Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hayes
Henderson              Hewitt                 Hiott
Hixon                  Huggins                Jefferson
Jordan                 Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lucas
Mack                   Martin                 McCoy
McEachern              McKnight               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Ott                    Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--75

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bernstein              Brown                  Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Dillard
Douglas                Forrest                Funderburk
Hart                   Hill                   Hosey
Johnson                Magnuson               McCravy
Norrell                Parks                  Ridgeway
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Thigpen
Weeks                  Wheeler                Whipper

Total--24

The Bill was read the third time and ordered sent to the Senate.

ORDERED ENROLLED FOR RATIFICATION

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

S. 218 (Word version) -- Senators Massey, Bennett, Alexander, Bryant, Rice, Gregory, Corbin, Martin, Campsen, Turner and Young: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 41 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT GENERALLY, BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-25, TO PROVIDE THAT A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE MAY NOT ESTABLISH, MANDATE, OR OTHERWISE REQUIRE AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE

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

H. 3965 (Word version) -- Reps. Hardee, Johnson, Clemmons, Crawford, Duckworth, Fry, Atkinson, Hayes and Ryhal: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THE INTERSECTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 17 AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA - NORTH CAROLINA STATE LINE, AT THE INTERSECTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 701 AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA - NORTH CAROLINA STATE LINE, AT THE INTERSECTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 701 AND THE HORRY-GEORGETOWN COUNTY LINE, ALONG UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 501 IN GALIVANTS FERRY, AT THE INTERSECTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 378 AND THE HORRY - MARION COUNTY LINE, AND AT THE INTERSECTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 905 AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA - NORTH CAROLINA LINE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "HOME OF THE 2016 NATIONAL BASEBALL CHAMPIONS COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY CHANTICLEERS".
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

H. 3878 (Word version) -- Reps. Stavrinakis, McCoy, Gilliard, Crosby, Arrington, Whipper, Bennett, Brown, Cogswell, Daning, Davis, Mack and S. Rivers: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 171 AND CARRIAGE LANE IN CHARLESTON COUNTY "DEPUTY SHERIFF JOSEPH J. MATUSKOVIC MEMORIAL INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS LOCATION CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

H. 3962 (Word version) -- Reps. Putnam, Thayer, Gagnon, Yow, West, Taylor, Loftis, Toole, Felder, Simrill, Burns, Long, V. S. Moss, Pope, Magnuson, Chumley, Hamilton, G. R. Smith, Elliott, Arrington, Bennett, McCoy, Jordan, Allison, Sottile, Atwater, Bradley, S. Rivers, Davis, Erickson, B. Newton, Martin, Bedingfield, Crawford, Fry, W. Newton, Murphy, Spires, Bannister, Blackwell, Clemmons, Cogswell, Cole, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Forrest, Forrester, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Lowe, D. C. Moss, Pitts, Sandifer, Tallon, Whitmire and Willis: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION, AND THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION TO SUPPORT AND ENACT LEGISLATION THAT GIVES THE STATES MORE FLEXIBILITY IN SPENDING FEDERAL DOLLARS ON TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 303 (Word version) -- Senators Bryant, Alexander, Bennett, Campbell, Campsen, Climer, Corbin, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Gambrell, Goldfinch, Gregory, Grooms, Hembree, Leatherman, Martin, Massey, Peeler, Rankin, Rice, Senn, Shealy, Talley, Timmons, Turner, Verdin and Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO INVITE THE HONORABLE DONALD J. TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TO ADDRESS THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT ASSEMBLY IN THE CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4050 (Word version) -- Rep. Johnson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 129 AND VAUGHT ROAD IN HORRY COUNTY "LONNIE HOYT MARTIN INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

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

RETURNED WITH CONCURRENCE

The Senate returned to the House with concurrence the following:

H. 3916 (Word version) -- Reps. Erickson, Collins, Bernstein, 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, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, 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 THAT ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF CHILDREN IS A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM, TO COMMEND THE IMPORTANT WORK BEING DONE TO COMBAT THIS SERIOUS PROBLEM, AND TO DECLARE TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017, AS "CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

ADJOURNMENT

At 12:25 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. KNIGHT, adjourned in memory of Joe Luther Allen, Jr., to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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