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

NO. 48

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
________

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 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 Hebrews 12:1: "Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us."

Let us pray. Loving God, help us recall Your promises and see hope in that which seems hopeless. Guide these Representatives and staff to continue to fulfill the promises they have made to do the work of the people. Guide them in the way of Your will. Bless our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, staff, and all who give of their efforts for the good of this State. Protect our first responders and those who protect and defend us at home and abroad. Heal the wounds, those seen and those hidden, of our women and men who sacrifice and suffer 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. BEDINGFIELD moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of John D. Hopkins, Jr., of Simpsonville, which was agreed to.

John D. Hopkins, Jr., 65, a recognized business leader of the Upstate of South Carolina, peacefully entered The Church Triumphant on March 26, 2017.

A 1973 graduate of Clemson University, he served as president of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, was a member of Tiger Brotherhood, and Blue Key Honor Society. Mr. Hopkins loved his Clemson Tigers and remained a faithful IPTAY life member and past fund chairman. He served on the Clemson Board of Visitors and the S.C. Botanical Garden Advisory Board.

Mr. Hopkins had a distinguished career with Owens Corning for twenty-six years, serving as Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs.   Upon leaving Owens Corning, Mr. Hopkins returned to the family farm where he cultivated his lifelong interest in land and real estate by forming The Fieldstone Group. He served on a variety of boards and commissions, most recently serving as Director of the International Transportation Innovation Center and the South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center. Mr. Hopkins recognized business success was strengthened by his faith and his commitment to three core principles: "Work hard, do what you say you're going to do, and treat everyone with respect."

A true southern gentleman, Mr. Hopkins leaves a legacy of selfless devotion to his family, his friends, and the community. He prided himself on serving the State of South Carolina. He truly loved meeting people and developing relationships. The son of a farmer, he was fond of the saying "friends are the flowers in the garden of life."

REPORT RECEIVED

The following was received:

LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL
NOMINATING COMMITTEE

March 28, 2017

Pursuant to Section 2-15-20, the Legislative Audit Council Nominating Committee favorably reports the following candidate with a term prescribed by law to the General Assembly for election to the Legislative Audit Council.

The Nominating Committee consists of the following members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker, and members of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate.

Sen. Tom Davis   Rep. William E. Sandifer III
Sen. Gerald Malloy   Rep. Chandra E. Dillard
Sen. Ross Turner   Rep. Jeffrey E. Johnson

The below listed candidate is hereby nominated for election by the General Assembly to the Legislative Audit Council.

1. Mr. John B. Dangler, for a term to expire June 30, 2023

Respectfully submitted,
Sen. Tom Davis   Rep. William E. Sandifer III
Sen. Gerald Malloy   Rep. Chandra E. Dillard
Sen. Ross Turner   Rep. Jeffrey E. Johnson

JOHN B. DANGLER
Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey (Retired)

172 Foxhound Run Road
Aiken, South Carolina 29803

EDUCATION:
June, 1975 - Juris Doctor - Widener University School of Law
December, 1971 - B.S. Business Administration - Seton Hall University

LEGAL CERTIFICATION:
1975 - Admitted to New Jersey State Bar and U.S. District Court of New Jersey
1981 - Admitted to Practice before the U.S. Supreme Court
1991 - Admitted to Georgia State Bar

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:
2002- 2010 - Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris/Sussex Vicinage
1995-2001 - Prosecutor, County of Morris, NJ
1981-1995 - Municipal Prosecutor, Borough of Mendham and Township of Mendham, NJ
1975-1995 - Private Law Practice, Morristown, NJ

As Judge of the Superior Court for 8 years, I served in the Civil, Family, and Criminal Divisions. While serving in the Family Division, I processed cases involving the abuse and neglect of children, domestic violence, custody and support, as well as juvenile matters.

As County Prosecutor for 6 years, I provided leadership and direction in an office that processed over 10,000 cases per year. The County Prosecutor is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for the County. This position involved oversight of an office of 180 employees, including assistant prosecutors and detectives. I provided legal analysis and set policy and direction for many complex cases. Additionally, the position provided leadership, direction and support to 39 police agencies, in a County having a population of approximately 500,000 people.

As Municipal Prosecutor, for 15 years, I prosecuted hundreds of cases involving domestic violence, controlled dangerous substances, assault, drunk driving, and motor vehicle related matters, assisted and advised police departments in preparation of appropriate charges and issues for prosecution of cases, advised on appropriate means of investigation, issues involving search and seizure, and provided overall legal support when needed.

Other legal experience since 1975 included representation of hundreds of individual clients and numerous corporations in various matters involving litigation, real estate, and family matters. Numerous other cases included matters involving civil and criminal issues.

FORMER NEW JERSEY AND
GEORGIA LEGAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Chairman, Morris/Sussex Vicinage Committee on Minority Concerns
President, County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey
Member, State of New Jersey Human Relations Council
Chairman, Law Enforcement & Community Relations Committee, State of NJ Human Relations Council
Commissioner, New Jersey Commission to Deter Criminal Activity
Member, Criminal Practice Committee of New Jersey Supreme Court
Member, National District Attorney Association
Associate Member, Morris County Chiefs of Police Association
Associate Member, State Chiefs of Police Association of New Jersey
President and Charter Member, Municipal Prosecutor's Association of Morris County
Member, Morris County Bar Association
Member, Georgia State Bar Association

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2001 - Named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International 1999 - Blue Shield Award presented by St. Michael's Soldiers
1998 - Good Scout Award presented by the Morris-Essex Boy Scout Council
1996 - Annie Moore Award, Irishman of the Year, presented by the Irish American Cultural Institute
1995-2000 - Miscellaneous Awards and Honors from various educational, non-profit, and law enforcement groups
1994 - Special Achievement Award for Service to the Morristown Area Veterans, presented by the Morristown and Morris Township Memorial and Veterans Day Committee
1994 - Resolution from the Morris County Freeholders for outstanding service to Veterans and their families
1994 - Man of the Year Resolution from Morris Township Committee
1994 - Citizens Award, presented by the Town of Morristown
1993 - Honorable Mention, Unsung Heroes Award, presented by Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ

FORMER NEW JERSEY CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:
Guest lectured for over 10 years at Morris County College and the College of St. Elizabeth, on the topics of criminal justice, substance abuse, and related areas.
Member, Board of Directors, Patriots Path Council, Boy Scouts of America
Member, Board of Directors, DARE-NJ
Member, Morristown Rotary Club (Chairman, Gift of Life, 1994-1995; Board of Directors, 1995-1999)
Ex-Officio Member, Deidre O'Brien Child Advocacy Center
Charter Member and Trustee, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Morris County
Exempt Member, Mt. Arlington and Mendham Boro Fire Department
Member, Morris County Corrections Committee
Project Manager, Reopening of the Community Theater (Morristown), 1994, (directed efforts of over 300 volunteers)
Vice President, Board of Trustees, South Street Theater Company, Inc.
(provided pro bono legal services to procure the theater, continued to assist in efforts to establish a Morris Area Arts Center)
Co-Chairman (Morristown), Veterans Monument and Statue Restoration Committee
Finance Chairman, St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee of Morris County, 1994, 1995
Member 200 Club of Morris County

CURRENT SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC
AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:
Public Member, Legislative Audit Council of South Carolina (2015-Present)
Member, The Rotary Club of Aiken
Member and Past Chairman, Board of Directors, The Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County
Member, St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church Vestry, Aiken
Active with various committees and special projects for St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, Aiken
Active with special projects for Mead Hall Episcopal School, Aiken

PERSONAL: Wife, Patricia Mathews Dangler

Received as information.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4069 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR JOYCE KOH, AN AWARD-WINNING POLITICAL AND GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER WITH WLTX, AND TO WISH HER CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS AS SHE LEAVES COLUMBIA TO RETURN TO HER HOME STATE OF MARYLAND.

The Resolution was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

H. 4070 (Word version) -- Rep. Finlay: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-31-70 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN INSURANCE POLICY THAT COVERS A PERSON WHO OPERATES A RENTED OR LEASED MOTOR VEHICLE, REGARDLESS OF THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS IN THE OPERATOR'S POLICY, IS PRIMARY TO A MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE POLICY IN WHICH A NAMED INSURED IS A MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL COMPANY OR AFFILIATE OF SUCH COMPANY, A QUALIFIED SELF-INSURER, AND A BOND POSTED BY A RENTAL COMPANY OR AFFILIATE OF SUCH COMPANY, FOR FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COMPLIANCE PURPOSES.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

S. 9 (Word version) -- Senator Hutto: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-380 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OPTIONAL INTOXICANTS AND NARCOTICS EXCLUSION PROVISION CONTAINED IN CERTAIN INSURANCE POLICIES THAT REQUIRE THE REPLICATION OF EXACT LANGUAGE AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 38-71-370 DOES NOT APPLY TO A MEDICAL EXPENSE POLICY, AND TO DEFINE MEDICAL EXPENSE POLICY.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

S. 261 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, BY ADDING CHAPTER 39, TO ENACT THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMERCIAL-PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY ACT (C-PACE), TO PROVIDE THAT GOVERNING BODIES MAY ESTABLISH A DISTRICT BY ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING, ENCOURAGING, AND FACILITATING CLEAN ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN ITS GEOGRAPHIC AREA; TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE ORDINANCE; TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT AND OWNERS OF QUALIFYING REAL PROPERTY MAY VOLUNTARILY EXECUTE A WRITTEN AGREEMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMERCIAL-PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING BODY HAS THE AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE AN ASSESSMENT ON THE QUALIFYING REAL PROPERTY; TO PROVIDE THAT THE ASSESSMENT SHALL CONSTITUTE A C-PACE LIEN AGAINST THE QUALIFYING REAL PROPERTY UNTIL PAID, SUBJECT TO THE CONSENT OF EXISTING MORTGAGEES; TO PROVIDE HOW CLEAN ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS MAY BE FINANCED; TO PROVIDE THAT CLEAN ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS MUST MEET ALL APPLICABLE SAFETY, PERFORMANCE, INTERCONNECTION, AND RELIABILITY STANDARDS; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

S. 444 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-10(15) AND 56-1-10(18) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSE DEFINITIONS, TO CHANGE "AUTOMOTIVE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" TO "AUTOCYCLE" AND PROVIDE THE DEFINITION AND TO UPDATE REFERENCES TO THE DEFINITION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-130(C), RELATING TO LICENSE EXAMINATIONS, TO CHANGE "AUTOMOTIVE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" TO "AUTOCYCLE"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-20(30) AND 56-3-20(31), RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING DEFINITIONS, TO CHANGE "AUTOMOTIVE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" TO "AUTOCYCLE"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-145, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "AUTOMOTIVE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE", TO CHANGE "AUTOMOTIVE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" TO "AUTOCYCLE"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-155, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "MOTORCYCLE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE", TO UPDATE REFERENCES; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-19-10(44) AND 56-19-10(45), RELATING TO DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE PROTECTION OF TITLES TO AND INTERESTS IN MOTOR VEHICLES, TO CHANGE "AUTOMOTIVE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" TO "AUTOCYCLE" AND UPDATE REFERENCES.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

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
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hardee
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   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             B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total Present--111

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. CROSBY a leave of absence for the day to attend a funeral.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. MURPHY a leave of absence for the day to attend the funeral service for the Dorchester County Treasurer.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. ERICKSON a leave of absence for the day to attend the funeral service for a WWII veteran.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Reps. GAGNON, MCCRAVY and PARKS presented to the House the Lighthouse Christian School Girls Varsity Basketball Team, coaches and other school officials.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Reps. KNIGHT, JEFFERSON, WHIPPER, MACK, ARRINGTON and BENNETT presented to the House the Dorchester Academy Girls Basketball Team, coaches 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. 3079 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/30/17   BLACKWELL

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3093 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/30/17   WHIPPER and BROWN

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3209 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/30/17   WHIPPER, BROWN and M. RIVERS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3417 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/30/17   M. RIVERS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3566 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/30/17   PUTNAM

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3789 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/30/17   WHIPPER and BROWN

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3817 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/30/17   HENEGAN

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3865 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/30/17   WHIPPER and J. E. SMITH

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3867 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/30/17   WHIPPER and BROWN

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3898 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/30/17   M. RIVERS

CO-SPONSOR REMOVED

Bill Number:   H. 3929 (Word version)
Date:   REMOVE:
03/30/17   TOOLE

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

H. 4067--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 4067 (Word version) -- Rep. Kirby: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 84 OF 2011, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FLORENCE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER THREE, SO AS TO EXTEND THE TERMS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FLORENCE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER THREE TO FOUR YEARS, TO STAGGER THE TERMS OF THE MEMBERS, TO REQUIRE THAT THE MEMBERS BE ELECTED AT A GENERAL ELECTION HELD IN AN EVEN-NUMBERED YEAR, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROCESS BY WHICH A VACANCY IS FILLED.

Rep. KIRBY explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 86; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anthony
Arrington              Atwater                Bales
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clyburn                Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Duckworth              Elliott                Felder
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Govan
Hardee                 Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hixon                  Hosey                  Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
W. Newton              Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Taylor
Thayer                 West                   Wheeler
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--86

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 4067--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. KIRBY, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 4067 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. KNIGHT a leave of absence for the remainder of the day to attend a funeral.

SENT TO THE SENATE

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

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.

H. 3343 (Word version) -- Reps. White, Allison, Daning, B. Newton and Govan: 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.

H. 3150 (Word version) -- Rep. Funderburk: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-190, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SPECIAL ELECTIONS TO FILL VACANCIES IN OFFICES, SO AS TO REMOVE A MUNICIPALITY'S AUTHORITY NOT TO CONDUCT GENERAL ELECTIONS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

H. 3428 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith, Gilliard, Mack, Williams and Jefferson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 25-11-65 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS SHALL RECEIVE AND RESPOND TO COMPLAINTS FROM VETERANS REGARDING COUNTY VETERANS' AFFAIRS OFFICERS.

H. 3601 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Pitts, Hiott, Hardee, Duckworth, Crawford, Yow, Delleney, Lowe, White, Hewitt and Hixon: 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.

H. 3417--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3417 (Word version) -- Reps. Henegan, King, Yow, Gilliard, Mack and M. Rivers: 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.

The Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3417 (COUNCIL\WAB\3417C001.AGM.WAB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 40-7-355(F), as contained in SECTION 1, page 2, line 36, by deleting / universal precautions, /.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. YOW 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 99; Nays 1


Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--99

Those who voted in the negative are:

Finlay

Total--1

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

H. 3417--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. YOW, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3417 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 3041--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

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.

The Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3041 (COUNCIL\WAB\3041C001. AGM.WAB17):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   Section 40-57-115 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 170 of 2016, is further amended to read:

"Section 40-57-115.   In addition to other requirements established by law and for the purpose of determining an applicant's eligibility for licensure as a salesman, broker, broker-in-charge, property manager, and property manager-in-charge, the commission shall require initial applicants and applicants for licensure renewal to submit to a state fingerprint-based criminal records check, by a source approved by the commission to be conducted by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and a national criminal records check, supported by fingerprints, by the FBI. Costs of conducting a criminal records check must be borne by the applicant. The commission shall keep information received pursuant to this section confidential, except that information relied upon in denying licensure may be disclosed as necessary to support the administrative action."
SECTION   2.   Section 40-57-340 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 170 of 2016, is amended to read:

"Section 40-57-340.   (A)   As a condition of active license renewal:

(1)   A broker or salesperson shall submit to a criminal background check upon every third renewal as required for initial applicants pursuant to Section 40-57-115 and shall provide proof of satisfactory completion biennially of ten hours of continuing education in courses. The ten hours must include a minimum of four hours of instruction in mandated topics.

(2)   A broker-in-charge shall submit to a criminal background check upon every third renewal as required for initial applicants pursuant to Section 40-57-115 and shall provide proof of satisfactory completion biennially of ten hours of continuing education in courses approved by the commission. The ten hours must include a minimum of four hours of instruction in mandated topics for a broker or salesperson license and four hours of continuing education must be in advanced real estate topics designed for brokers-in-charge.

(3)   A license must be renewed biennially coinciding with the licensees' continuing education deadline. Approximately one-half of the licensees must renew in even-numbered years and the remainder in odd-numbered years.

(B)   Exempt from the biennial continuing education required by subsection (A) are a:

(1)   salesperson who successfully completes a post-licensing course or takes a broker course is exempt for the renewal period during which the course was taken;

(2)   licensee while on inactive status;

(3)   nonresident broker or salesperson who has successfully satisfied the continuing education requirements in their jurisdiction of residence may be exempt with approval of the commission; or

(4)   broker or salesperson with a minimum of twenty-five years of licensure may apply to be granted an experience-based partial continuing education waiver, and upon granting of the waiver, is required to complete only the mandatory four hour core course biennially to maintain active licensure. A broker-in-charge who has been granted a partial continuing education waiver is required to take the four hour core course and the mandated four hour broker-in-charge course biennially. A licensee who previously has been granted a full continuing education waiver by the commission is exempt from the continuing education requirements of this chapter.

(C)   A broker or salesperson who takes more than the required number of hours during a two-year period may not carry forward any excess hours to another renewal period.

(D)   A broker or salesperson who fails to submit to a criminal background check requirements of this section or complete the continuing education requirements of this section by the date of license renewal may renew by submitting applicable fees but immediately must be placed on inactive status. The license may be reactivated upon proof of completion of required continuing education and payment of applicable fees or submission to a criminal background check and payment of applicable fees, whichever remedies the deficiency that caused the licensee to be placed on inactive status.

(E)   In accordance with regulations, providers electronically shall transmit to the commission student continuing education and qualifying course records. The commission shall maintain an accurate and secure database of student records.

(F)   A prelicensing and continuing education course is eligible for distance learning. Certification by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) or its subsidiary, the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC), is required.

(G)   The commission shall qualify for continuing education credit designation and certification programs of nationally recognized real estate organizations and associations. The commission may qualify for continuing education credit other than courses currently approved for continuing credit including, but not limited to, courses offered by the South Carolina Bar Association, South Carolina Forestry Board, and the South Carolina Appraisers Board.

(H)   Notwithstanding another provision of law, the commission shall qualify for continuing education credit courses that are related to real estate technology, professional development, and business ethics."
SECTION   3.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. HUGGINS moved to adjourn debate on the amendment, which was agreed to.

Rep. HUGGINS proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to H. 3041 (COUNCIL\WAB\3041C003.AGM.WAB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   Section 40-57-115 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 170 of 2016, is further amended to read:

"Section 40-57-115.   In addition to other requirements established by law and for the purpose of determining an applicant's eligibility for licensure as a salesman, broker, broker-in-charge, property manager, and property manager-in-charge, the commission shall require initial applicants and applicants for licensure renewal to submit to a state fingerprint-based criminal records check, by a source approved by the commission to be conducted by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and a national criminal records check, supported by fingerprints, by the FBI. Costs of conducting a criminal records check must be borne by the applicant. The commission shall keep information received pursuant to this section confidential, except that information relied upon in denying licensure may be disclosed as necessary to support the administrative action."
SECTION   2.   Section 40-57-340 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 170 of 2016, is amended to read:

"Section 40-57-340.   (A)   As a condition of active license renewal:

(1)   A broker or salesperson shall submit to a criminal background check upon every third renewal as required for initial applicants pursuant to Section 40-57-115 and shall provide proof of satisfactory completion biennially of ten hours of continuing education in courses. The ten hours must include a minimum of four hours of instruction in mandated topics.

(2)   A broker-in-charge shall submit to a criminal background check upon every third renewal as required for initial applicants pursuant to Section 40-57-115 and shall provide proof of satisfactory completion biennially of ten hours of continuing education in courses approved by the commission. The ten hours must include a minimum of four hours of instruction in mandated topics for a broker or salesperson license and four hours of continuing education must be in advanced real estate topics designed for brokers-in-charge.

(3)   A license must be renewed biennially coinciding with the licensees' continuing education deadline. Approximately one-half of the licensees must renew in even-numbered years and the remainder in odd-numbered years.

(B)   Exempt from the biennial continuing education required by subsection (A) are a:

(1)   salesperson who successfully completes a post-licensing course or takes a broker course is exempt for the renewal period during which the course was taken;

(2)   licensee while on inactive status;

(3)   nonresident broker or salesperson who has successfully satisfied the continuing education requirements in their jurisdiction of residence may be exempt with approval of the commission; or

(4)   broker or salesperson with a minimum of twenty-five years of licensure may apply to be granted an experience-based partial continuing education waiver, and upon granting of the waiver, is required to complete only the mandatory four hour core course biennially to maintain active licensure. A broker-in-charge who has been granted a partial continuing education waiver is required to take the four hour core course and the mandated four hour broker-in-charge course biennially. A licensee who previously has been granted a full continuing education waiver by the commission is exempt from the continuing education requirements of this chapter.

(C)   A broker or salesperson who takes more than the required number of hours during a two-year period may not carry forward any excess hours to another renewal period.

(D)   A broker or salesperson who fails to submit to a criminal background check requirements of this section or complete the continuing education requirements of this section by the date of license renewal may renew by submitting applicable fees but immediately must be placed on inactive status. The license may be reactivated upon proof of completion of required continuing education and payment of applicable fees or submission to a criminal background check and payment of applicable fees, whichever remedies the deficiency that caused the licensee to be placed on inactive status.

(E)   In accordance with regulations, providers electronically shall transmit to the commission student continuing education and qualifying course records. The commission shall maintain an accurate and secure database of student records.

(F)   A prelicensing and continuing education course is eligible for distance learning. Certification by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) or its subsidiary, the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC), is required.

(G)   The commission shall qualify for continuing education credit designation and certification programs of nationally recognized real estate organizations and associations. The commission may qualify for continuing education credit other than courses currently approved for continuing credit including, but not limited to, courses offered by the South Carolina Bar Association, South Carolina Forestry Board, and the South Carolina Appraisers Board.

(H)   Notwithstanding another provision of law, the commission shall qualify for continuing education credit courses that are related to real estate technology, professional development, and business ethics."
SECTION   3.   This act takes effect three years after approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

The Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3041 (COUNCIL\WAB\3041C001. AGM.WAB17), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   Section 40-57-115 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 170 of 2016, is further amended to read:

"Section 40-57-115.   In addition to other requirements established by law and for the purpose of determining an applicant's eligibility for licensure as a salesman, broker, broker-in-charge, property manager, and property manager-in-charge, the commission shall require initial applicants and applicants for licensure renewal to submit to a state fingerprint-based criminal records check, by a source approved by the commission to be conducted by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and a national criminal records check, supported by fingerprints, by the FBI. Costs of conducting a criminal records check must be borne by the applicant. The commission shall keep information received pursuant to this section confidential, except that information relied upon in denying licensure may be disclosed as necessary to support the administrative action."
SECTION   2.   Section 40-57-340 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 170 of 2016, is amended to read:

"Section 40-57-340.   (A)   As a condition of active license renewal:

(1)   A broker or salesperson shall submit to a criminal background check upon every third renewal as required for initial applicants pursuant to Section 40-57-115 and shall provide proof of satisfactory completion biennially of ten hours of continuing education in courses. The ten hours must include a minimum of four hours of instruction in mandated topics.

(2)   A broker-in-charge shall submit to a criminal background check upon every third renewal as required for initial applicants pursuant to Section 40-57-115 and shall provide proof of satisfactory completion biennially of ten hours of continuing education in courses approved by the commission. The ten hours must include a minimum of four hours of instruction in mandated topics for a broker or salesperson license and four hours of continuing education must be in advanced real estate topics designed for brokers-in-charge.

(3)   A license must be renewed biennially coinciding with the licensees' continuing education deadline. Approximately one-half of the licensees must renew in even-numbered years and the remainder in odd-numbered years.

(B)   Exempt from the biennial continuing education required by subsection (A) are a:

(1)   salesperson who successfully completes a post-licensing course or takes a broker course is exempt for the renewal period during which the course was taken;

(2)   licensee while on inactive status;

(3)   nonresident broker or salesperson who has successfully satisfied the continuing education requirements in their jurisdiction of residence may be exempt with approval of the commission; or

(4)   broker or salesperson with a minimum of twenty-five years of licensure may apply to be granted an experience-based partial continuing education waiver, and upon granting of the waiver, is required to complete only the mandatory four hour core course biennially to maintain active licensure. A broker-in-charge who has been granted a partial continuing education waiver is required to take the four hour core course and the mandated four hour broker-in-charge course biennially. A licensee who previously has been granted a full continuing education waiver by the commission is exempt from the continuing education requirements of this chapter.

(C)   A broker or salesperson who takes more than the required number of hours during a two-year period may not carry forward any excess hours to another renewal period.

(D)   A broker or salesperson who fails to submit to a criminal background check requirements of this section or complete the continuing education requirements of this section by the date of license renewal may renew by submitting applicable fees but immediately must be placed on inactive status. The license may be reactivated upon proof of completion of required continuing education and payment of applicable fees or submission to a criminal background check and payment of applicable fees, whichever remedies the deficiency that caused the licensee to be placed on inactive status.

(E)   In accordance with regulations, providers electronically shall transmit to the commission student continuing education and qualifying course records. The commission shall maintain an accurate and secure database of student records.

(F)   A prelicensing and continuing education course is eligible for distance learning. Certification by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) or its subsidiary, the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC), is required.

(G)   The commission shall qualify for continuing education credit designation and certification programs of nationally recognized real estate organizations and associations. The commission may qualify for continuing education credit other than courses currently approved for continuing credit including, but not limited to, courses offered by the South Carolina Bar Association, South Carolina Forestry Board, and the South Carolina Appraisers Board.

(H)   Notwithstanding another provision of law, the commission shall qualify for continuing education credit courses that are related to real estate technology, professional development, and business ethics."
SECTION   3.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

Rep. HUGGINS explained the Bill.

The question then recurred to the passage of 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              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               Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hardee
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hixon                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Taylor                 Thayer                 Weeks
West                   Wheeler                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--103

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. 3041--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. HUGGINS, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3041 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

H. 3038--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3038 (Word version) -- Reps. Duckworth, Clemmons, Johnson, Atkinson, Daning and Whipper: 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.

The Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3038 (COUNCIL\WAB\3038C001. AGM.WAB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   Title 40 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"CHAPTER 42
Locksmiths

Section 40-42-110.   For purposes of this chapter:

(1)   'Department' means the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

(2)   'Lock' means a mechanical, electromechanical, electronic, or electromagnetic device or similar device, including peripheral hardware, that is designed to control access from one area to another or that is designed to control the use of a device. These devices if operated by electrical current shall include both alternating current and direct current low voltage.

(3)   'Locksmith' means a person who directly or indirectly engages in the business of rekeying, installing, repairing, opening, or modifying locks or who originates keys for locks.

(4)   'Permanent employee registration card' means a card issued by the department to an individual who has applied to the department and has been found to be employable by an agency licensed under this chapter.

Section 40-42-120.   (A)   There is created the South Carolina State Board of Locksmiths composed of seven members appointed by the Governor, five of whom must be licensed locksmiths pursuant to this chapter, and two public members who are not locksmiths or do not have a pecuniary interests in an entity engaged in the locksmith practices.

(B)   The term of a member is for four years and until his successor is appointed and qualified. A member of the board may be reappointed for one term consecutive to his initial term, regardless of whether the first term was a full term or an appointment to fulfill the remainder of an unexpired term of another member. A member who serves two consecutive terms may not serve as a member of the board for a period of four years after this second term expires.

(C)   A vacancy on the board is filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the unexpired portion of the term.

(D)   The board is responsible for examining applicants for certification as locksmiths and investigating complaints and prosecuting violations of this chapter.

(E)   The board may promulgate regulations to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

Section 40-42-130.   (A)   In order to safeguard public welfare, health, and property and to promote public good, a person seeking to provide or offer to provide locksmith services to the public must submit to the board evidence that he is qualified to provide locksmith services and must obtain licensure as a locksmith as provided in this chapter. It is unlawful for a person to provide or offer to provide locksmith services to the public or to use the term or title 'locksmith' unless licensed under the provisions of this chapter.

(B)   To be qualified for licensure as a locksmith in this State, an applicant must:

(1)   be at least eighteen years of age;

(2)   pass the written or oral examination provided in Section 40-42-140;

(3)   comply with insurance and bonding requirements established by the board through regulation;

(4)   pay the application fee established by the board through regulation;

(5)   meet other qualifications established by the board through regulation; and

(6)   submit to a state and national criminal record background check.

(C)   An applicant for licensure shall submit his application on forms prescribed by the department and pay applicable registration fee.

(D)   An applicant for licensure shall submit to a state and national criminal background check at his expense. The department may not issue a license to a person who:

(1)   is a registered sex offender or is convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, or been adjudicated delinquent for an offense for which he is required to register as a sex offender as enumerated in Section 23-3-430(C); or

(2)   has had a prior license to do business as a locksmith revoked for fraud or misrepresentation.

(E)   Upon issuing the license, the department also shall issue a license number and a photographic identification card indicating the name, contact information, status as a licensed locksmith, and license number. A licensee shall, on demand, provide this identification card for inspection at the request of any person to whom he seeks to provide locksmith services.

Section 40-42-140.   The board shall adopt a written or oral examination that applicants for licensure must pass to demonstrate a mastery of the skills, best safety practices, and best ethical business practice concepts required of a locksmith. If the board elects to use an examination prepared by a national entity, a section specific to South Carolina must be developed by the board and included in the examination. The applicant may choose between the written or oral examination.

Section 40-42-150.   (A)   A license issued under this chapter must be renewed every two years on or before a date set by the department upon the payment of a renewal fee established by the board through regulation.

(B)   A licensee who allows his license to lapse for less than one year by failing to renew the license in accordance with this section may be reinstated by the department upon satisfactory explanation by the licensee of failure to renew the license and upon payment of a reinstatement fee and the current renewal fee, as established by the board through regulation.

(C)   If a license has lapsed for more than two years, the applicant must reapply for licensure. A person who provides locksmith services in this State during the time that his license is lapsed is engaging in unlicensed practice and is subject to penalties provided in this chapter.

Section 40-42-160.   Nothing in this chapter prohibits any of the following:

(1)   servicing, installing, repairing, or rebuilding automotive locks by automotive service dealers if they do not hold themselves out to the public as locksmiths;

(2)   police or fire departments from opening a lock in an emergency situation if they do not hold themselves out to the public as locksmiths;

(3)   a merchant, retail, or hardware store from duplicating keys or from selling locks or other security accessories not prohibited from sale by the State if they do not hold themselves out to the public as locksmiths;

(4)   the installation or removal of complete locks or locking devices by members of the building trades when doing so in the course of residential or commercial new construction or remodeling if they do not hold themselves out to the public as locksmiths;

(5)   the employees of towing services or repossessors from opening automotive locks in the normal course of their duties if they do not hold themselves out to the public as locksmiths; additionally, this chapter does not prohibit employees of towing services from opening motor vehicles to be moved without towing if they use the work order form required by this chapter and if the towing service does not hold itself out to the public as a locksmith or locksmith agency by way of yellow page advertisement, through a sign at the facilities of the service, or by any other advertisement;

(6)   the practice of locksmithing by a student in the course of study in programs approved by the department if the student does not hold himself out to the public as a locksmith;

(7)   servicing, installing, repairing, or rebuilding locks by a lock manufacturer or anyone employed by a lock manufacturer if he does not hold himself out to the public as a locksmith;

(8)   the provision of a product or service in the practice of locksmithing by a business licensed by the State as a private alarm contractor agency if the principal purpose of the services provided to a customer is not the practice of locksmithing and the business does not hold itself out to the public as a locksmith agency; or

(9)   a maintenance employee of a property management company at a multifamily residential building from servicing, installing, or repairing locks for tenants if the maintenance employee does not hold himself out to the public as a locksmith."
SECTION   2.   The initial professional members of the South Carolina Board of Locksmiths will be appointed and qualified before the licensure process exists and are consequently not required to be licensed as professional members as otherwise required by this act for professional members of the board, but instead must have at least five years of experience as locksmiths in this State and meet the other criteria of the act and for public officials in this State. Within six months after establishing the written test for licensure under this act, an initial professional member successfully must complete the test and obtain licensure under this act or his seat will be vacated.
SECTION   3.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

Rep. HILL proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to H. 3038 (COUNCIL\VR\3038C001.CC.VR17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, Section 40-42-110, beginning on page 3038-1, by deleting item (4) in its entirety.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by striking Section 40-42-160
in its entirety and inserting:
/ Section 40-42-160.   A license is not required to perform any of the following:

(1)   servicing, installing, repairing, or rebuilding automotive locks by automotive service dealers if they do not hold themselves out to the public as locksmiths;

(2)   police or fire departments from opening a lock in an emergency situation if they do not hold themselves out to the public as locksmiths;

(3)   a merchant, retail, or hardware store from duplicating keys or from selling locks or other security accessories not prohibited from sale by the State if they do not hold themselves out to the public as locksmiths;

(4)   the installation or removal of complete locks or locking devices by members of the building trades when doing so in the course of residential or commercial new construction or remodeling if they do not hold themselves out to the public as locksmiths;

(5)   the employees of towing services or repossessors from opening automotive locks in the normal course of their duties if they do not hold themselves out to the public as locksmiths; additionally, this chapter does not prohibit employees of towing services from opening motor vehicles to be moved without towing if they use the work order form required by this chapter and if the towing service does not hold itself out to the public as a locksmith or locksmith agency by way of yellow page advertisement, through a sign at the facilities of the service, or by any other advertisement;

(6)   the practice of locksmithing by a student in the course of study in programs approved by the department if the student does not hold himself out to the public as a locksmith;

(7)   servicing, installing, repairing, or rebuilding locks by a lock manufacturer or anyone employed by a lock manufacturer if he does not hold himself out to the public as a locksmith;

(8)   the provision of a product or service in the practice of locksmithing by a business licensed by the State as a private alarm contractor agency if the principal purpose of the services provided to a customer is not the practice of locksmithing and the business does not hold itself out to the public as a locksmith agency; or

(9)   a maintenance employee of a property management company at a multifamily residential building from servicing, installing, or repairing locks for tenants if the maintenance employee does not hold himself out to the public as a locksmith." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

Rep. DUCKWORTH explained the Bill.

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

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.

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on H. 3038. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Richard Yow

H. 3038--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. DUCKWORTH, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3038 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 3743--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3743 (Word version) -- Reps. Willis and Felder: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 140 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE "POWERING THE PALMETTO STATE" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES HONORING SOUTH CAROLINA'S ELECTRICAL LINEMEN.

Rep. WILLIS explained 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                Atkinson               Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bedingfield
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Caskey                 Chumley
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--98

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3743--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. WILLIS, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3743 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 3209--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3209 (Word version) -- Reps. Pope, Robinson-Simpson, Crosby, Whipper, Brown and M. Rivers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-22-910, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO APPLICATIONS FOR THE EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR EXPUNGEMENT OF OFFENSES SUBSEQUENTLY REPEALED WHEN THE ELEMENTS OF THE OFFENSE ARE CONSISTENT WITH AN EXISTING SIMILAR OFFENSE WHICH IS SUBJECT TO EXPUNGEMENT, AND CLARIFY THAT EXPUNGEMENT PROVISIONS APPLY RETROACTIVELY TO THE OFFENSES DELINEATED.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. WEEKS 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. 3789--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3789 (Word version) -- Reps. Govan, Yow, Henegan, J. E. Smith, Thigpen, Hart, Clemmons, Whipper and Brown: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY AND SOUTH CAROLINA JOBS CHALLENGE PROGRAM EXPUNGEMENT ACT"; BY ADDING ARTICLE 10 TO CHAPTER 22, TITLE 17 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PERSONS ELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNGEMENT OF A CRIMINAL RECORD PURSUANT TO SECTION 17-22-910 WHO SUCCESSFULLY GRADUATE AND COMPLETE THE SOUTH CAROLINA YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY AND SOUTH CAROLINA JOBS CHALLENGE PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MAY APPLY TO HAVE THEIR RECORD EXPUNGED UPON SUCCESSFUL GRADUATION AND COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAMS UNDER CERTAIN DELINEATED CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 17-22-940, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE EXPUNGEMENT PROCESS, SO AS TO INCLUDE A REFERENCE TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY ATTESTING TO THE ELIGIBILITY OF THE CHARGE FOR EXPUNGEMENT ON AN EXPUNGEMENT APPLICATION.

Rep. WEEKS explained 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                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               Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Duckworth              Elliott
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hardee
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hixon                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Loftis
Long                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCravy
McKnight               Mitchell               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            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            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. 3789--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. WEEKS, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3789 (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. WEEKS moved that the House recur to the morning hour, which was agreed to.

H. 3290--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3290 (Word version) -- Reps. Stavrinakis and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-7-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKETS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND OTHER PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO PROSECUTE THOSE OFFENSES TO REISSUE A UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET FOR ANOTHER OFFENSE INCIDENT TO A PLEA NEGOTIATION OR AGREEMENT.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. LOFTIS 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. 3898--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3898 (Word version) -- Reps. Knight, Henegan, Spires, King, Douglas, Robinson-Simpson, Felder, Hosey, Clyburn, Mack, Kirby, Alexander, Bennett, Whipper, Collins, Arrington, Loftis, Pitts, Elliott and M. Rivers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-9-780, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ACCESS TO AND DISCLOSURE OF NONIDENTIFYING AND IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ABOUT ADOPTEES, BIOLOGICAL PARENTS, AND BIOLOGICAL SIBLINGS, SO AS TO APPLY ALSO TO BIOLOGICAL GRANDPARENTS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bamberg                Bannister
Bedingfield            Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  Caskey
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
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. 3898--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. BANNISTER, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3898 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 3823--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3823 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson, Bedingfield, Fry, Huggins, Johnson, Hewitt, Crawford, Duckworth, Allison, Forrester, Arrington, Tallon, Hamilton, Felder, Elliott, G. R. Smith, Jordan, B. Newton, Martin, Erickson, V. S. Moss, Long, Bradley, Weeks, Taylor, Putnam and Cogswell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MANDATED REPORTING OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT, SO AS TO REQUIRE REPORTING WHEN AN INFANT OR FETUS IS EXPOSED TO ALCOHOL OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

The Committee on Judiciary proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3823 (COUNCIL\VR\3823C001.CC.VR17):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION     1.   Section 63-7-310 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 227 of 2010, is further amended by adding subsections (E) and (F):

"(E)(1)   Every physician, nurse, or medical or allied health professional shall report to the department:

(a)   a child, birth to one year, who is diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome or a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder; or

(b)   a child, birth to one year, who is medically affected by the prenatal substance exposure to a controlled or illegal substance, or withdrawal from alcohol or a controlled or illegal substance.

(2)     A report submitted pursuant to this subsection must be made regardless of whether or not the alcohol or substance exposure constitutes child abuse or neglect as defined in Section 63-7-20. However, a report submitted pursuant to this subsection does not create a presumption that the alcohol or substance exposure constitutes child abuse or neglect as defined in Section 63-7-20.

(F)   Every physician, nurse, or medical or allied health professional who submits a report pursuant to subsection (E) may provide information to assist the department in the development of a plan of safe care for the child and his family or caregiver." /
SECTION   2.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. BANNISTER explained the amendment.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. COLLINS 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. 3549--REQUEST FOR DEBATE AND POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3549 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A PERMIT ISSUED FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR IN PROXIMITY TO A CHURCH, SCHOOL, OR PLAYGROUND, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DECISION-MAKING BODY OF THE LOCAL SCHOOL MUST AFFIRMATIVELY STATE THAT IT DOES NOT OBJECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF A LICENSE.

Rep. BANNISTER explained the Bill.

Reps. MCCRAVY requested debate on the Bill.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. JORDAN 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. 3817--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3817 (Word version) -- Reps. Bedingfield, Fry, Henderson, Huggins, Johnson, Hewitt, Crawford, Duckworth, Arrington, Allison, Tallon, Hamilton, Elliott, Jordan, B. Newton, Martin, G. M. Smith, Yow, D. C. Moss, Wheeler, Erickson, V. S. Moss, Long, G. R. Smith, Magnuson, Bradley, Weeks, Taylor, Putnam, Cogswell, Collins, King and Henegan: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-53-362 SO AS TO ALLOW PHARMACIES AND OTHER ENTITIES TO REGISTER AS A COLLECTOR TO RECEIVE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AS PART OF LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE TAKE-BACK EVENTS AND OPERATE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE MAIL-BACK PROGRAMS AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION.

Rep. FRY 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                Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Bamberg
Bannister              Bedingfield            Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
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. 3817--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. FRY, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3817 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 3865--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3865 (Word version) -- Reps. Bernstein, Delleney, Ridgeway, King, Whipper and J. E. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA PREGNANCY ACCOMMODATIONS ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-30, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS UNDER THE SOUTH CAROLINA HUMAN AFFAIRS LAWS, SO AS TO REVISE THE TERMS "BECAUSE OF SEX" OR "ON THE BASIS OF SEX" USED IN THE CONTEXT OF EQUAL TREATMENT FOR WOMEN AFFECTED BY PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH, OR RELATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-80, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES OF AN EMPLOYER, SO AS TO ADD CERTAIN OTHER UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES IN REGARD TO FAILURE TO PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR AN APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT OR EMPLOYEE WITH LIMITATIONS BECAUSE OF PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH, OR RELATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR NOTICE AND APPLICABILITY TO EMPLOYEES TO WHOM THE ABOVE PROVISIONS APPLY; AND TO PROVIDE NO LATER THAN TWO YEARS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, THE SOUTH CAROLINA HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS, WHICH SHALL IDENTIFY SOME REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS ADDRESSING KNOWN LIMITATIONS RELATED TO PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH, OR RELATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT MUST BE PROVIDED TO A JOB APPLICANT OR EMPLOYEE, UNLESS THE EMPLOYER CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT DOING SO WOULD IMPOSE AN UNDUE HARDSHIP.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. HENDERSON 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. 3864--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3864 (Word version) -- Reps. Bernstein, Collins, Erickson, King and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-5-6410 AND 56-5-6420, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT CERTAIN CHILDREN MUST BE SECURED IN A CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEM WHILE TRAVELING IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND THE TRANSPORTATION OF CHILDREN IN A VEHICLE WITH AN INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF CHILD RESTRAINT DEVICES, SO AS TO REVISE THE AGE, WEIGHT, AND POSITION OF A CHILD WHO MUST BE SECURED IN A CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEM.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. PUTNAM 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. 4033--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 4033 (Word version) -- Reps. Hixon, Taylor, Blackwell, Clyburn, Allison, Daning, Yow, Erickson, B. Newton, Bennett and Arrington: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1535, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SPEEDING IN WORK ZONES AND PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH SPEEDING IN WORK ZONES, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION AND PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR THE TERMS "HIGHWAY WORK ZONE" AND "HIGHWAY WORKER", TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF "ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER", AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR THIS OFFENSE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-720, RELATING TO THE POINT SYSTEM ESTABLISHED FOR THE EVALUATION OF THE DRIVING RECORD OF PERSONS OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFENSE OF ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER RESULTING IN NO INJURY IS A TWO POINT VIOLATION, THE OFFENSE OF ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER IN WHICH INJURY OCCURS IS A FOUR POINT VIOLATION, AND THE OFFENSE OF ENDANGERMENT OF A HIGHWAY WORKER IN WHICH GREAT BODILY INJURY OCCURS IS A SIX POINT VIOLATION; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 56-5-1536 RELATING TO DRIVING IN TEMPORARY WORK ZONES AND PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL DRIVING IN TEMPORARY WORK ZONES.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. ALLISON 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. 3895--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3895 (Word version) -- Rep. Herbkersman: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLES 9 AND 11 OF CHAPTER 9, TITLE 11, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS, SO AS TO REORGANIZE THE ARTICLES, TO ELIMINATE CERTAIN DIVISIONS, AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 2-7-71 AND 2-7-78, RELATING TO CERTAIN IMPACT STATEMENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATEMENTS TO BE CERTIFIED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE; TO AMEND SECTION 2-7-73, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO HEALTH COVERAGE IMPACT STATEMENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE TO CONDUCT THE ANALYSIS; TO AMEND SECTION 4-10-790, RELATING TO DISTRIBUTIONS FROM A LOCAL OPTION SALES AND USE TAX, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO FURNISH DATA TO THE STATE TREASURER, AND TO REQUIRE THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE TO PROVIDE CERTAIN ASSISTANCE; TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-50, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FINANCIAL REPORTS FROM COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES, SO AS TO DELAY THE REPORTS UNTIL MARCH FIFTEENTH; TO AMEND SECTION 23-47-65, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA 911 ADVISORY COMMITTEE, SO AS TO ALLOW THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE TO APPOINT A MEMBER; TO AMEND SECTIONS 27-2-85 AND 27-2-95, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA GEODETIC SURVEY, SO AS TO DELETE OBSOLETE REFERENCES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-6-170, RELATING TO THE DATA OVERSIGHT COUNCIL, SO AS TO DELETE OBSOLETE REFERENCES, AND TO REVISE THE COMPOSITION OF THE COUNCIL; TO AMEND SECTION 44-6-5, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SO AS TO DELETE AN OBSOLETE REFERENCE; TO REDESIGNATE CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE CODE; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 1-11-360, 2-7-62, 44-6-175, AND 48-22-20 ALL RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. KING 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. 3093--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3093 (Word version) -- Reps. Loftis, Clyburn, Elliott, Long, G. M. Smith, Whipper and Brown: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ASSESSMENT RATIOS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN AN OWNER RECEIVING THE FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO DIES, THE PROPERTY SHALL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT RATE UNTIL THE DECEASED'S ESTATE IS CLOSED, SO LONG AS THE PROPERTY IS NOT RENTED.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. KING 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. 3867--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3867 (Word version) -- Reps. Herbkersman, Pitts, Hayes, Anthony, Cobb-Hunter, Whipper and Brown: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM PROPERTY TAX, SO AS TO EXEMPT ALL PROPERTY DEVOTED TO HOUSING LOW INCOME RESIDENTS IF THE PROPERTY IS OWNED BY AN INSTRUMENTALITY OF A NONPROFIT HOUSING CORPORATION.

The Committee on Ways and Means proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3867 (COUNCIL\DG\3867C001.BBM.DG17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 1 and inserting:
/   SECTION   1.   Section 12-37-220(B)(11)(e) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(e)   all property of nonprofit housing corporations or solely-owned instrumentalities of these corporations which when the property is devoted to providing housing to low or very low income residents. A nonprofit housing corporation must satisfy the safe harbor provisions of Revenue Procedure 96-32 issued by the Internal Revenue Service to qualify for this exemption to apply. For purposes of this subitem, partnerships, limited liability companies, or other corporations are instrumentalities if the nonprofit housing corporation is the controlling partner, member, or shareholder of the instrumentality. For purposes of this subitem, 'controlling' means the nonprofit house corporation is the partner, member, or shareholder of the instrumentality permitted to exercise substantial and continuous control over the provision of the low or very low income housing;"   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. CLYBURN 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 104; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--104

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. 3867--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. CLYBURN, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3867 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 3744--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3744 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith and Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-8-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME MAGISTRATES AND THEIR SALARIES, SO AS TO REVISE THE METHOD OF SETTING A BASE SALARY FOR MAGISTRATES AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS TO FULL-TIME CHIEF AND ASSISTANT CHIEF MAGISTRATES; AND BY ADDING SECTION 22-3-315 SO AS TO ADD AN ASSESSMENT OF FIFTEEN DOLLARS TO ALL CIVIL FILINGS IN MAGISTRATES COURT AND PROVIDE FOR DISTRIBUTION OF THE PROCEEDS.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. OTT 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. 3566--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3566 (Word version) -- Reps. Lowe, Pitts, Jordan, White and Putnam: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-23-150 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL SHALL DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR A ONE-WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM OFFERED BY THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY TO SCHOOL FIRST RESPONDERS THAT CERTIFIES THEM TO POSSESS FIREARMS ON SCHOOL PREMISES, AND TO PROVIDE THE CONDITIONS UPON WHICH SCHOOL FIRST RESPONDERS MAY POSSESS FIREARMS ON SCHOOL PREMISES, AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO CREATE THIS PROGRAM.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. LOWE 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. 3790--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3790 (Word version) -- Rep. Erickson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-20-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TERMS DEFINED IN THE "SOUTH CAROLINA INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY, RELATED DISABILITIES, HEAD INJURIES, AND SPINAL CORD INJURIES ACT", SO AS TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR "AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER"; TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-280, RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-21-510, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. HERBKERSMAN 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. 3824--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3824 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson, Bedingfield, Fry, Huggins, Johnson, Hewitt, Crawford, Duckworth, Allison, Arrington, Forrester, Tallon, Hamilton, Felder, Elliott, Jordan, B. Newton, Martin, Erickson, Jefferson, Cobb-Hunter, Govan, Long, Putnam, Cogswell and Collins: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-53-1645 SO AS TO REQUIRE HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS TO REVIEW A PATIENT'S CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTION HISTORY, AS MAINTAINED IN THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM, BEFORE PRESCRIBING A SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, WITH EXCEPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-1630, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM, SO AS TO ADD A DEFINITION OF "PRACTITIONER"; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-1640, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-1680, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING REQUIREMENTS OF THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM, SO AS TO ESTABLISH A PENALTY IF A PRACTITIONER OR AUTHORIZED DELEGATE FAILS TO REVIEW A PATIENT'S CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTION HISTORY, AS MAINTAINED IN THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM, BEFORE PRESCRIBING A SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; BY ADDING SECTION 40-15-145 SO AS TO ESTABLISH EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DENTISTS ADDRESSING THE PRESCRIPTION AND MONITORING OF CERTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 40-37-240, 40-47-965, AS AMENDED, AND 40-51-140, RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS, SO AS TO ADD REQUIREMENTS ADDRESSING THE PRESCRIPTION AND MONITORING OF CERTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-130, RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS, SO AS TO ADD REQUIREMENTS ADDRESSING CERTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. KING 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. 3969--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3969 (Word version) -- Reps. Felder and Allison: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-18-1940 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE SHALL DESIGN AND PILOT CERTAIN DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY MODELS THAT FOCUS ON COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION; BY ADDING SECTION 59-18-1950 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEM FOR MEASURING THE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION AND THE COLLEGE READINESS AND CAREER READINESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADUATES, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED FINDINGS; BY ADDING SECTION 59-18-1960 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE MEASURING OF STUDENT PROGRESS OR GROWTH USING A VALUE-ADDED SYSTEM; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-100, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PURPOSE OF THE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM IN THE EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PURPOSES CONCERNING THE PROFILE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GRADUATE; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY ACT, SO AS TO REVISE AND ADD DEFINED TERMS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-310, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM FOR MEASURING STUDENT PERFORMANCE, SO AS TO DELETE OBSOLETE LANGUAGE AND TO DELETE PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE TIMING FOR ADMINISTERING CERTAIN ASSESSMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN STATEWIDE STANDARDS-BASED ASSESSMENTS, SO AS TO DELETE OBSOLETE PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT, AND TO DELETE PROVISIONS CONCERNING PERFORMANCE LEVEL RESULTS IN VARIOUS CORE SUBJECT AREAS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-325, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS, SO AS TO REVISE PROCUREMENT AND ADMINISTRATION PROVISIONS AND THE TIME AFTER WHICH RESULTS OF SUCH ASSESSMENTS MAY BE INCLUDED IN SCHOOL RATINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-330, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE COORDINATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATION PROGRESS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE STATE SHALL PARTICIPATE AS AN INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSESSMENT AND TO PROVIDE ASSOCIATED RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-340, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE MANDATORY PROVISION OF STATE-FUNDED ASSESSMENTS SO AS TO DELETE ONE SUCH ASSESSMENT AND INCLUDE TWO ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-900, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL REPORT CARD FOR SCHOOLS, SO AS TO PROVIDE IT IS WEB-BASED, TO REVISE THE PURPOSES OF THE REPORT CARD, TO REVISE AND DEFINE CATEGORIES OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE RATINGS, TO PROVIDE THE SAME CATEGORIES ALSO MUST BE ASSIGNED TO INDIVIDUAL INDICATORS USED TO MEASURE SCHOOL PERFORMANCE, TO MAKE THE USE OF STUDENT SCORES IN CALCULATING SCHOOL RATINGS BE OPTIONAL INSTEAD OF MANDATORY, TO DELETE STUDENT PERFORMANCE LEVELS, TO PROVIDE THE REPORT CARD MUST INCLUDE INDICATORS THAT MEET FEDERAL LAW REQUIREMENTS, TO INCLUDE DROPOUT RETENTION DATA AND ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY AMONG THE TYPES OF INFORMATION THAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN REPORT CARDS, AND TO REVISE REQUIREMENTS FOR RELATED SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL REPORTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-910, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO COMPREHENSIVE CYCLICAL REVIEWS OF THE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE INCLUSION OF CERTAIN RECOMMENDATIONS DETERMINING THE READINESS OF GRADUATING STUDENTS IN CERTAIN CATEGORIES RELATED TO THE PROFILE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GRADUATE; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-920, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS, SO AS TO PROVIDE DATA REQUIRED OF A CHARTER SCHOOL MAY BE USED TO DEVELOP A RATING OF THE SCHOOL, TO DELETE EXISTING PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE CHARTER SCHOOL RATINGS, TO DELETE PROVISIONS PROHIBITING USE OF CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENT PERFORMANCE IN A DISTRICT'S OVERALL PERFORMANCE RATINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-930, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE DEPARTMENT ANNUALLY ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE REPORT CARD, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT INSTEAD MAY PUBLISH THE REPORT ON ITS WEBSITE IN A CERTAIN MANNER, AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN NATIONAL ASSESSMENT SCORES MAY BE INCLUDED; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-18-950 RELATING TO CRITERIA FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT AND HIGH SCHOOL RATINGS.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. WHEELER 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. 3722--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3722 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 1377 OF 1968, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL PROJECTS AND CONFORM THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL INDEBTEDNESS AMOUNT TO THE ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS AUTHORIZED HEREBY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 2-7-105, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, DO NOT APPLY TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PART.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. HART 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. 3450--SENT TO THE SENATE

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

H. 3450 (Word version) -- Rep. Spires: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "ELECTROLOGY PRACTICE ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 11 TO CHAPTER 47, TITLE 40 SO AS TO PROVIDE A CITATION, TO PROVIDE PURPOSES, TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS, TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN CONDUCT CONCERNING THE PRACTICE AND TEACHING OF ELECTROLOGY WITHOUT LICENSURE, TO CREATE THE ELECTROLOGY LICENSURE COMMITTEE AS AN ADVISORY BOARD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE COSMETOLOGY BOARD, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION AND ORGANIZATION OF THE COMMITTEE, TO PROVIDE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEE, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AS AN ELECTROLOGIST AND REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AS AN ELECTROLOGY INSTRUCTOR, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONDUCT OF LICENSEES, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR VOLUNTARY SURRENDER OF A LICENSE AND SUBSEQUENT REINSTATEMENT, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES FOR VIOLATIONS, AMONG OTHER THINGS.

H. 3548--SENT TO THE SENATE

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, Toole, Huggins, Hamilton, Bedingfield, Atwater, Ballentine, Willis, Simrill and Lowe: 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.

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

Yeas 83; Nays 17

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--83

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bales                  Bamberg                Bernstein
Brown                  Cobb-Hunter            Dillard
Gilliard               Hart                   Hosey
Jefferson              Mack                   McKnight
Mitchell               Parks                  M. Rivers
Rutherford             J. E. Smith

Total--17

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

H. 3401--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

H. 3401 (Word version) -- Rep. Clemmons: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND URGE THEM TO PROPOSE THE REGULATION FREEDOM AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

Rep. CLEMMONS moved to adjourn debate on the Resolution until Tuesday, April 4, which was agreed to.

MOTION PERIOD

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

H. 3930--DEBATE ADJOURNED

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, Lucas and Atwater: 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.

Rep. PITTS moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, April 4, which was agreed to.

H. 3240--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3240 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Lucas, Pope, Bannister, Rutherford, Delleney, White, Sandifer, Hiott, Allison, G. R. Smith, Bedingfield, W. Newton, Taylor, Yow, Murphy, Thayer, Finlay, D. C. Moss, Hayes, Crawford, Ryhal, Duckworth, Johnson, Fry, Hewitt, S. Rivers, Huggins, Chumley, Gagnon, Burns, Hill, Stringer, Loftis, Atwater, Clyburn, Elliott, Long, Magnuson, B. Newton, G. M. Smith, West, Whitmire, Hixon, Daning, Hamilton, Hardee, Crosby, Martin, V. S. Moss, Blackwell, Henderson, Herbkersman, Willis and Forrest: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-215, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS, SO AS TO ENACT THE "NATIONAL CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT RECIPROCITY ACT" BY REVISING THE CONDITIONS THAT ALLOW A HOLDER OF AN OUT-OF-STATE WEAPONS PERMIT TO CARRY A WEAPON IN THIS STATE.

Rep. CLEMMONS moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, April 4, which was agreed to.

H. 3565--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3565 (Word version) -- Reps. Fry, Crawford, Elliott, Burns, Clemmons, Allison, Jordan, Yow, Johnson, Atwater, Duckworth, Ryhal, Loftis, Hewitt, V. S. Moss, D. C. Moss, Daning, Hardee, Felder, Erickson, Bales, Hamilton, Huggins, Putnam, Anthony, Bedingfield, West, Atkinson, Bennett, B. Newton, Lucas, Arrington, Ballentine, Chumley, Crosby, Davis, Delleney, Forrester, Gagnon, Hixon, Long, Lowe, Murphy, Pitts, Pope, S. Rivers, Sandifer, Simrill, Stringer, Taylor, Thayer, White, Bannister, Tallon, McCravy, Quinn and McEachern: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-600, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TIMELY REQUESTS FOR CONTESTED CASE HEARINGS UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT AND RELATED PROVISIONS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH AN AUTOMATIC STAY CONCERNING LICENSE ISSUANCES, RENEWALS AND THE LIKE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH THE AUTOMATIC STAY MAY BE LIFTED.

Rep. FRY moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, April 4, which was agreed to.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

H. 3886--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3886 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford, Ryhal, Hamilton, Sandifer, Fry, Putnam, Clemmons, Yow, Anderson, Johnson, Hardee, Huggins, Hewitt, Duckworth, Bowers, Sottile, Crosby, Felder, Bennett, Thigpen, Whipper, Brown, Hixon, Taylor, King, Daning, Spires, Henderson, Pitts, Kirby, White, McCravy, Hill, Gagnon, West, Wheeler, Davis, Murphy, Hayes, Ott, V. S. Moss, Lowe and Jordan: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 30 TO TITLE 27 SO AS TO ENTITLE THE CHAPTER "HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS"; TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS; TO REQUIRE OWNERS OF PROPERTY SUBJECT TO A HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION TO DISCLOSE THE ASSOCIATION'S GOVERNING DOCUMENTS TO PROSPECTIVE OWNERS, TO PROVIDE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS SHALL PROVIDE HOMEOWNERS WITH PRINTED OR ELECTRONIC COPIES OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND THE GOVERNING DOCUMENTS OF THE ASSOCIATION UPON REQUEST AT NO CHARGE, TO PROVIDE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARDS MAY NOT TAKE ACTION TO ADD OR INCREASE FEES AND THE LIKE WITHOUT GIVING CERTAIN NOTICE TO HOMEOWNERS AND TO PROVIDE HOMEOWNERS MAY ATTEND MEETINGS AT WHICH SUCH ACTIONS ARE TO BE TAKEN, TO INSTRUCT THE SOUTH CAROLINA REAL ESTATE COMMISSION TO OFFER AN ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE COVERING THE BASICS OF HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT AND THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF HOMEOWNERS, TO GRANT CONCURRENT CIVIL JURISDICTION IN CERTAIN ACTIONS BETWEEN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS AND HOMEOWNERS, AND TO CREATE THE OFFICE OF HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION OMBUDSMAN IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, TO PROVIDE QUALIFICATIONS, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF THE OMBUDSMAN, AMONG OTHER THINGS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 27-50-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MANDATORY DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS SELLERS OF REAL PROPERTY MUST PROVIDE PURCHASERS, SO AS TO INCLUDE PROVISIONS CONCERNING DISCLOSURES OF PROPERTY SUBJECT TO HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION GOVERNANCE.
The Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3886 (COUNCIL\WAB\3886C002. AGM.WAB17):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 27-30-120(3), as contained in SECTION 1, page 2, by deleting the item in its entirety and inserting:
/   (3)   'Financial information' means budgets, expenditures, and debts of a homeowners association. /
Amend the bill further, Section 27-30-130(B), as contained in SECTION 1, page 3, by deleting the subsection in its entirety and inserting:
/   (B)   At the request of a homeowner, a homeowners association shall provide him copies of all governing documents and financial information of the association in either printed or electronic format. Such a request must be completed within three business days. The homeowners association may charge the homeowner for the actual cost of printed documents; however, documents provided in electronic format must be provided at no charge. /
Amend the bill further, Section 27-30-160(A), as contained in SECTION 1, page 4, by deleting the subsection in its entirety and inserting:
/   (A)   Magistrates have concurrent civil jurisdiction in the following actions between associations and homeowners regarding:

(1)   payment of dues, assessments, fines, or fees if the amount being claimed does not exceed the civil jurisdictional amount in magistrates court as provided in Section 22-3-10(1);

(2)   actions for specific performance arising out of the governing documents provided the cost of the specific performance would not exceed the civil jurisdictional amount in magistrates court as provided in Section 22-3-10(1); and

(3)   access to the governing documents, financial records, and homeowner's membership list that includes each homeowner's contact addresses; however, under no circumstances may the homeowner's membership list be released or used for commercial purposes. /
Amend the bill further, Section 27-30-330, as contained in SECTION 1, page 6, by deleting the Section in its entirety and inserting:
/   Section 27-30-330.   (A)   There is established within the department the Office of the Homeowners Association Ombudsman.

(B)   The director shall appoint the ombudsman, consistent with the qualifications set forth in Section 27-30-340.

(C)   The ombudsman is the head of the office and is charged with managing the office consistent with the powers and duties vested in the ombudsman by this article, within the limitations of the funds appropriated by the General Assembly.

(D)   The ombudsman shall serve at the pleasure of the director.

(E)   A vacancy in the ombudsman position is filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

(F)   Nothing in this section may be construed to allow the department, director, or ombudsman to charge a fee on an association, declarant, or residential builder to fund the Office of the Homeowners Association Ombudsman. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. CRAWFORD moved to adjourn debate on the amendment, which was agreed to.

Reps. CRAWFORD, NEWTON and CLARY proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to H. 3886 (COUNCIL\AHB\3886C006. BH.AHB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   Title 27 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"CHAPTER 30
Homeowners Associations
Article 1
South Carolina
Homeowners Association Act

Section 27-30-110.   This article may be cited as the 'South Carolina Homeowners Association Act'.

Section 27-30-120.   As used in this article:

(1)   'Board' means the representative body, regardless of name, designated in the governing documents to act on behalf of a homeowners association and govern the association.

(2)   'Declarant' means a person or group of persons acting in concert who:

(a)   as part of a common promotional plan, offers to dispose of the interest of the person or group of persons in a unit not previously disposed of; or

(b)   reserves or succeeds to a special declarant right, which means a right, in addition to the regular rights of the declarant as a unit owner, reserved for the benefit of or created by the declarant under the declaration or bylaws of the association.

(3)   'Declaration' means the recorded instruments, however denominated, that create a homeowners association, including amendments to those instruments.

(4)   'Governing documents' means any documents:

(a)   establishing a homeowners association and governing its management or operation;

(b)   providing for the duties and obligations of the board, the association, and the homeowners;

(c)   creating or imposing assessments, fees, or fines by the board or the association on the homeowners; and

(d)   including, but not limited to, the master deed or master lease, covenants, conditions, and restrictions, declarations, bylaws, rules and regulations, and any amendments thereto.

(5)   'Homeowner' means a declarant or other person who owns a unit in a homeowners association, but does not include a person having an interest in such a unit solely as security for an obligation.

(6)   'Homeowners association' or 'association' means an entity developed to manage and maintain a planned community or horizontal property regime for which there is a declaration requiring a person, by virtue of his ownership of a separate property within the planned community or horizontal property regime, to pay assessments for a share of real estate taxes, insurance premiums, maintenance, or improvement of, or services or other expenses related to, common elements and other real estate described in that declaration. A 'homeowners association' or 'association' does not include a vacation timesharing plan organized and subject only to the provisions of Chapter 32.

Section 27-30-130.   A declaration or other governing document of a homeowners association must be recorded in the clerk of court's or register of deeds office in the county in which the property is located in order to be enforceable. Homeowners associations in existence on the effective date of this section must record all such documents within six months after this effective date.

Section 27-30-140.   A homeowners' association shall provide notice to homeowners before it may take action to increase an annual budget at least forty-eight hours in advance of such meeting. Notice may be accomplished through posting notice in a conspicuous place in a common area in the community, on an Internet website maintained by the homeowners' association, or by electronic mail; however, a homeowners' association's bylaws may provide for notice requirements more stringent than those in this section.

Section 27-30-150. The access to documents provisions of Sections 33-31-1602, 33-31-1603, 33-31-1604, and 33-31-1605 apply to all homeowners associations not subject to the South Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act for the purposes of allowing homeowners access to inspect and copy a homeowner association's annual budget and homeowners membership lists.

Section 27-30-160. Pursuant to Section 22-3-10, the magistrates court shall have concurrent jurisdiction to adjudicate monetary disputes arising under this article, provided the dispute meets the jurisdictional requirements of Section 22-3-10.

Section 27-30-170. No provision of this article may be construed to be in conflict with the provisions of the South Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act.

Article 3
Homeowners Association Ombudsman

Section 27-30-310.   This article must be known and may be cited as the 'Homeowners Association Ombudsman Act'.

Section 27-30-320.   For the purposes of this article:

(1)   'Board' means the representative body, regardless of name, designated in the governing documents to act on behalf of a homeowners association and govern the association.

(2)   'Bylaws' means the document, and amendments to it, that contain the procedures for conducting the affairs of a homeowners association, regardless of the form of the association's legal entity or the name by which the document comprising the bylaws is identified.

(3)   'Declarant' means a person or group of persons acting in concert who:

(a)   as part of a common promotional plan, offers to dispose of the interest of the person or group of persons in a unit not previously disposed of; or

(b)   reserves or succeeds to a special declarant right, which means a right, in addition to the regular rights of the declarant as a unit owner, reserved for the benefit of or created by the declarant under the declaration or bylaws of the association.

(4)   'Declaration' means the recorded instruments, however denominated, that create a homeowners association, including amendments to those instruments.

(5)   'Department' means the Department of Consumer Affairs.

(6)   'Director' means the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs.

(7)   'Homeowner' means a declarant or other person who owns a unit in a homeowners association, but does not include a person having an interest in such a unit solely as security for an obligation.

(8)   'Homeowners association' or 'association' means an entity developed to manage and maintain a planned community or horizontal property regime for which there is a declaration requiring a person, by virtue of his ownership of a separate property within the planned community or horizontal property regime, to pay assessments for a share of real estate taxes, insurance premiums, maintenance, or improvement of, or services or other expenses related to, common elements and other real estate described in that declaration. A 'homeowners association' or 'association' does not include a vacation timesharing plan organized and subject only to the provisions of Chapter 32.

(9)   'Office' means the Office of the Homeowners Association Ombudsman established in this article.

(10)   'Ombudsman' means the homeowners association ombudsman established in this article.

Section 27-30-330.   (A)   There is established within the department the Office of the Homeowners Association Ombudsman.

(B)   The director shall appoint the ombudsman.

(C)   The ombudsman is the head of the office and is charged with managing the office consistent with the powers and duties vested in the ombudsman by this article, within the limitations of the funds appropriated by the General Assembly.

(D)   The ombudsman shall serve at the pleasure of the director.

(E)   A vacancy in the ombudsman position is filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

(F)   Nothing in this section may be construed to allow the department, director, or ombudsman to charge a fee on an association, declarant, or residential builder to fund the Office of the Homeowners Association Ombudsman.

Section 27-30-340.   The ombudsman:

(1)   shall maintain a publicly available Internet website containing information about the office, contact information, services available through the office, information required to be placed on the website by other provisions of this article, and other information considered appropriate by the ombudsman;

(2)   may organize and conduct meetings to educate declarants, homeowners associations, executive boards of homeowners associations, and other interested parties about their rights and responsibilities and the processes available to them according to the law, regulations, and documents governing their respective homeowners association;

(3)   shall prepare, publish, and make available online communities, including general information about the roles, rights, and responsibilities of the various parties, suggestions for the orderly operation of the homeowners association, mechanisms for internal dispute resolution, and other information considered appropriate by the ombudsman;

(4)   may assist with meetings, mediations, or other forms of alternative dispute resolution as requested by declarants, homeowners, homeowners associations, executive boards of homeowners associations, or other interested parties, if all parties to the dispute consent, which may be withdrawn at any time;

(5)   shall receive complaints for informational purposes to report as required in item (6) and, if all parties to the dispute consent, which may be withdrawn at any time, may arrange for meetings or other forms of alternative dispute resolution to assist the parties in the resolution of the complaint;

(6)   shall make an annual report of the office's activities to the Governor and the General Assembly before December first, provided this report must include:

(a)   statistics on the number of inquiries and complaints handled by the office;

(b)   information on education and outreach efforts by the office;

(c)   concerns expressed to the office by declarants, homeowners, homeowners associations, executive boards of homeowners associations, or other interested parties;

(d)   legal developments impacting homeowners communities, associations, or both;

(e)   recommendations to the General Assembly for changes to state law to improve the regulation and operation of homeowners communities; and

(f)   other information considered appropriate by the ombudsman;

(7)   shall direct the work of the office consistent with the powers and duties established by this section;

(8)   shall employ and supervise staff necessary to assist in carrying out the powers and duties established by this section, within the limitations of funds appropriated by the General Assembly; and

(9)   shall perform any other function necessary to fulfill the powers and duties outlined in this section."
SECTION   2.   Section 27-50-40(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 141 of 2010, is further amended to read:

"(A)   The owner of the real property shall furnish to a purchaser a written disclosure statement. The disclosure statement must contain the language and be in the form promulgated by the commission and the form may be delivered electronically through the Internet or other similar methods. The commission may charge a reasonable fee for the printed form but shall post the form for free downloading on its public website. The disclosure statement must include, but is not limited to, the following characteristics and conditions of the property:

(1)   the water supply and sanitary sewage disposal system;

(2)   the roof, chimneys, floors, foundation, basement, and other structural components and modifications of these structural components;

(3)   the plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling, and other mechanical systems;

(4)   present infestation of wood-destroying insects or organisms or past infestation, the damage from which has not been repaired;

(5)   the zoning laws, restrictive covenants, building codes, and other land-use restrictions affecting the real property, any encroachment of the real property from or to adjacent real property, and notice from a governmental agency affecting this real property;

(6)   presence of lead-based paint, asbestos, radon gas, methane gas, underground storage tank, hazardous material or toxic material, buried or covered, and other environmental contamination; or

(7)   existence of a rental, rental management, vacation rental, or other lease contract in place on the property at the time of closing, and, if known, any outstanding charges owed by the tenant for gas, electric, water, sewerage, or garbage services provided to the property the tenant leases;

(8)   existence of a meter conservation charge, as permitted by Section 58-37-50, that applies to electricity or natural gas service to the property; or

(9)   whether the property is subject to governance of a homeowners association, as provided in Chapter 30 of this title, which carries certain rights and obligations that may limit the use of his property and involve financial obligations, and that copies are recorded in the clerk of court's office or the register of deeds office in the county in which the property is located."
SECTION   3.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.
Rep. CRAWFORD explained the amendment.
Rep. BEDINGFIELD spoke upon the amendment.
Rep. BEDINGFIELD spoke upon the amendment.
Rep. CLEMMONS spoke in favor of the amendment.

The question then recurred to the passage of the amendment.

The amendment was then adopted.

The Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3886 (COUNCIL\WAB\3886C002. AGM.WAB17), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 27-30-120(3), as contained in SECTION 1, page 2, by deleting the item in its entirety and inserting:
/   (3)   'Financial information' means budgets, expenditures, and debts of a homeowners association. /
Amend the bill further, Section 27-30-130(B), as contained in SECTION 1, page 3, by deleting the subsection in its entirety and inserting:
/   (B)   At the request of a homeowner, a homeowners association shall provide him copies of all governing documents and financial information of the association in either printed or electronic format. Such a request must be completed within three business days. The homeowners association may charge the homeowner for the actual cost of printed documents; however, documents provided in electronic format must be provided at no charge. /
Amend the bill further, Section 27-30-160(A), as contained in SECTION 1, page 4, by deleting the subsection in its entirety and inserting:
/   (A)   Magistrates have concurrent civil jurisdiction in the following actions between associations and homeowners regarding:

(1)   payment of dues, assessments, fines, or fees if the amount being claimed does not exceed the civil jurisdictional amount in magistrates court as provided in Section 22-3-10(1);

(2)   actions for specific performance arising out of the governing documents provided the cost of the specific performance would not exceed the civil jurisdictional amount in magistrates court as provided in Section 22-3-10(1); and

(3)   access to the governing documents, financial records, and homeowner's membership list that includes each homeowner's contact addresses; however, under no circumstances may the homeowner's membership list be released or used for commercial purposes. /
Amend the bill further, Section 27-30-330, as contained in SECTION 1, page 6, by deleting the Section in its entirety and inserting:
/   Section 27-30-330.   (A)   There is established within the department the Office of the Homeowners Association Ombudsman.

(B)   The director shall appoint the ombudsman, consistent with the qualifications set forth in Section 27-30-340.

(C)   The ombudsman is the head of the office and is charged with managing the office consistent with the powers and duties vested in the ombudsman by this article, within the limitations of the funds appropriated by the General Assembly.

(D)   The ombudsman shall serve at the pleasure of the director.

(E)   A vacancy in the ombudsman position is filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

(F)   Nothing in this section may be construed to allow the department, director, or ombudsman to charge a fee on an association, declarant, or residential builder to fund the Office of the Homeowners Association Ombudsman. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 91; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Bamberg
Bannister              Bedingfield            Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Caskey                 Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Govan                  Hardee                 Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hixon
Hosey                  Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Thayer
Thigpen                Weeks                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--91

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. 3886--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. CRAWFORD, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3886 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

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

H. 3726--COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED

The following was received from the Senate:

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Columbia, S.C., March 30, 2017
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it insists upon its amendments to H. 3726:

H. 3726 (Word version) -- Reps. Herbkersman, Cobb-Hunter, Anthony, Whitmire, Stringer, Bradley, Lucas and White: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 9-1-1085, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEM EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION RATES, SO AS TO CHANGE FUTURE EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION RATES AND TO REQUIRE THAT THE UNFUNDED LIABILITIES OF THE SYSTEM MUST BE ON A CERTAIN AMORTIZATION SCHEDULE; TO AMEND SECTION 9-11-225, RELATING TO THE POLICE OFFICERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION RATES, SO AS TO CHANGE FUTURE EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION RATES AND TO REQUIRE THAT THE UNFUNDED LIABILITIES OF THE SYSTEM MUST BE ON A CERTAIN AMORTIZATION SCHEDULE; TO AMEND SECTION 9-16-335, RELATING TO THE ASSUMED RATE OF RETURN, SO AS TO CHANGE THE ASSUMED RATE OF RETURN TO SEVEN AND ONE QUARTER PERCENT AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ASSUMED RATE OF RETURN EXPIRES EVERY FOUR YEARS; TO AMEND SECTION 9-4-10, RELATING TO THE TERM OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFIT AUTHORITY (PEBA), SO AS TO CHANGE THE TERM FROM TWO TO FIVE YEARS AND TO REQUIRE THE BOARD TO EMPLOY AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; TO AMEND SECTION 9-4-40, RELATING TO THE AUDIT OF PEBA, SO AS TO REQUIRE PEBA TO BE AUDITED EVERY FOUR YEARS; TO AMEND SECTION 9-16-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RETIREMENT SYSTEM FUNDS "FIDUCIARY" DEFINITION, SO AS TO ADD THE COMMISSION'S "CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER" TO THE DEFINITION; TO AMEND SECTION 9-16-90, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN INVESTMENT REPORTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN REPORTS MUST CONTAIN A SCHEDULE OF NET MANAGER FEES AND EXPENSES; TO AMEND SECTION 9-16-315, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT COMMISSION, SO AS TO CHANGE CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, TO ADD QUALIFICATIONS, AND TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSION TO EMPLOY AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; TO AMEND SECTION 9-16-330, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN STATEMENTS OF ACTUARIAL ASSUMPTIONS AND INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES, SO AS TO ALLOW FOR CERTAIN DELEGATIONS TO THE CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, AND TO REQUIRE THE INVESTMENT PLAN TO INCLUDE THE FINAL AUTHORITY TO INVEST MADE BY THE COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 9-16-380, RELATING TO THE AUDIT OF THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT COMMISSION BE AUDITED EVERY FOUR YEARS; BY ADDING SECTION 9-16-100 SO AS TO PLACE CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON LOBBYISTS AND TO PROHIBIT THE COMMISSION FROM MAKING CERTAIN INVESTMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 9-1-1310, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TRUSTEE OF THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SO AS TO CHANGE A TRUSTEE FROM THE STATE FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AUTHORITY TO THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 9-1-1320, RELATING TO THE CUSTODY OF THE ASSETS OF THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SO AS TO CHANGE THE CUSTODIAN OF THE ASSETS FROM THE STATE TREASURER TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF PEBA; TO AMEND SECTION 1-3-240, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF OFFICERS BY THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO ADD THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT INVESTMENT COMMISSION MEMBERS AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC BENEFIT AUTHORITY MEMBERS; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 9-4-45, 9-8-170, 9-9-160, 9-10-80, AND 9-11-250 RELATING TO POLICY DETERMINATIONS AND THE CUSTODY OF FUNDS FOR THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR JUDGES AND SOLICITORS, THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THE NATIONAL GUARD RETIREMENT SYSTEM, AND THE POLICE OFFICERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
and asks for a Committee of Conference and has appointed Senators Sheheen, Bennett and Gambrell to the Committee of Conference on the part of the Senate.

Very respectfully,
President

Whereupon, the Chair appointed Reps. HERBKERSMAN, STRINGER and COBB-HUNTER to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Rep. MCKNIGHT, from the Committee on Williamsburg Delegation, submitted a favorable report on:

S. 568 (Word version) -- Senator Sabb: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 471 OF 2002, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD SHALL INCLUDE TWO MEMBERS FROM THE COUNTY AT-LARGE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER OF INITIAL APPOINTMENT OF THE TWO AT-LARGE MEMBERS, TO PROVIDE FOR STAGGERED TERMS OF THE TWO AT-LARGE MEMBERS, AND TO CONFORM THE ADDITION OF TWO AT-LARGE MEMBERS TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS TO THE BOARD AND FILLING VACANCIES ON THE BOARD.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3821 (Word version) -- Reps. Fry, Bedingfield, Henderson, Huggins, Johnson, Hewitt, Crawford, Duckworth, Allison, Arrington, Forrester, Tallon, Hamilton, Felder, Elliott, Jordan, B. Newton, Martin, Erickson, Jefferson, Cobb-Hunter, Govan, Long, Putnam, Cogswell and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-103-155 SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO OFFER MANDATORY COURSES ON THE PRESCRIBING AND MONITORING OF SCHEDULE II, III, AND IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3271 (Word version) -- Reps. W. Newton, Felder and Erickson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-1-148, 56-1-170, AS AMENDED, SECTION 56-1-171, SECTIONS 56-1-220, 56-1-286, 56-1-390, 56-1-395, 56-1-400, 56-1-460, 56-1-550, 56-1-740, 56-1-746, 56-1-2080, 56-3-210, 56-3-355, ALL AS AMENDED, SECTION 56-3-662, SECTIONS 56-3-1230, 56-3-1290, 56-3-1335, ALL AS AMENDED, SECTION 56-3-2545, SECTIONS 56-3-3500, 56-3-3600, 56-3-3800, 56-3-3950, 56-3-4100, 56-3-4200, 56-3-4410, 56-3-4510, 56-3-4600, 56-3-4800, 56-3-5400, 56-3-6000, ALL AS AMENDED, SECTIONS 56-3-6500, 56-3-7050, SECTIONS 56-3-7200, 56-3-7300, 56-3-7310, 56-3-7320, 56-3-7330, ALL AS AMENDED, SECTIONS 56-3-7340, 56-3-7350, 56-3-7370, 56-3-7780, AS AMENDED, SECTION 56-3-7800, SECTIONS 56-3-7950, 56-3-8000, 56-3-8100, 56-3-8200, 56-3-8300, 56-3-8600, 56-3-8710, ALL AS AMENDED, SECTIONS 56-3-9400, 56-3-9500, SECTIONS 56-3-9600, 56-3-9710, 56-3-10010, ALL AS AMENDED, SECTIONS 56-3-10110, 56-3-10210, 56-3-10310, 56-3-11450, 56-3-12610, ALL AS AMENDED, SECTIONS 56-3-13010, 56-3-13310, 56-3-13610, SECTIONS 56-5-750, 56-5-2930, 56-5-2933, AND 56-5-2942, ALL AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, ALL RELATING TO THE IDENTIFYING CODE AFFIXED ON THE DRIVER'S LICENSE OF A PERSON CONVICTED OF CERTAIN CRIMES, THE SUSPENSION OF A PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE WHO FAILS TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT, VISION SCREENING REQUIRED FOR A PERSON TO RENEW HIS DRIVER'S LICENSE, THE SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN PERSONS' DRIVER'S LICENSES FOR DRIVING WITH AN UNLAWFUL LEVEL OF ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION, FEES ASSESSED FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE, THE SURRENDER OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE WHEN THE LICENSE IS SUSPENDED OR REVOKED, AND THE PLACEMENT OF AN INTERLOCK DEVICE ON THE VEHICLES OF CERTAIN PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR ANOTHER SUBSTANCE, PENALTIES IMPOSED UPON A PERSON WHO OPERATES A VEHICLE WITH A LICENSE THAT HAS BEEN CANCELED, SUSPENDED, OR REVOKED, THE FEE IMPOSED FOR EXPEDITING A REQUEST FOR A COPY OF CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES DOCUMENTS, THE SUSPENSION OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE AND THE ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE, THE ISSUANCE OF A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, THE PERIOD FOR PROCURING A LICENSE PLATE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, THE ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY LICENSE PLATES, AND THE TRANSFER OF A LICENSE PLATE FROM ONE VEHICLE TO ANOTHER VEHICLE, THE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION CARD AND LICENSE PLATE, THE FEE TO OBTAIN AN IDENTIFIER, LICENSE PLATE SPECIFICATIONS AND THE ISSUANCE OF NEW LICENSE PLATES, THE TRANSFER OF A LICENSE PLATE FROM ONE VEHICLE TO ANOTHER VEHICLE, THE SUSPENSION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATE WHEN ITS DRIVER FAILS TO PAY A TOLL, THE DISPERSEMENT OF FEES COLLECTED FROM THE ISSUANCE OF CONSERVE SOUTH CAROLINA SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, PENN CENTER SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SOUTH CAROLINA NURSES SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, AMERICAN LEGION SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, KEEP SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUTIFUL SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SOUTH CAROLINA ELKS ASSOCIATION SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, CAROLINA PANTHERS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SHARE THE ROAD SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE LICENSE PLATES, HOMEOWNERSHIP: THE AMERICAN DREAM SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, UNITED STATES ARMED SERVICES SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, ARTS AWARENESS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SALTWATER FISHING SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SUPPORT OUR TROOPS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA AND EAGLE SCOUT SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, NATIVE AMERICAN SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SOUTH CAROLINA PEACH COUNCIL SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, CAREER RESEARCH CENTERS OF THE CAROLINAS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, VIETNAM WAR VETERANS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SOUTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, HUNTING ISLAND STATE PARK SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION GUIDELINES, ROTARY INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, MARINE CORPS LEAGUE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, DUCKS UNLIMITED SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, NASCAR SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, MORRIS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, GOD BLESS AMERICA SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, NO MORE HOMELESS PETS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, PARROT HEAD SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, OPERATION DESERT STORM - DESERT SHIELD VETERANS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM VETERAN SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM VETERAN SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, HISTORIC SPECIAL MOTOR VEHICLE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SOUTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE FEDERATION SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, 2010-2011 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS ALLIANCE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SOUTH CAROLINA STANDS WITH ISRAEL SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, A MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER'S FAILURE TO STOP WHEN SIGNALED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE, OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS, DRIVING WITH AN UNLAWFUL ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION, AND THE IMMOBILIZATION OF CERTAIN VEHICLES, ALL SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES" FOR THE TERM "COMPTROLLER GENERAL", AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3933 (Word version) -- Rep. Willis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-2320, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES' ISSUANCE OF DEALER LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL SUPPLY AN ADDITIONAL TWO LICENSE PLATES TO A FULL-SERVICE DEALER WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE THE PRESENCE OF A SERVICE GARAGE AT HIS DEALERSHIP.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3945 (Word version) -- Reps. Robinson-Simpson, Clary, Brown, Mack, Gilliard and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-67-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL SCHOOL BUSES PUT INTO SERVICE AFTER AUGUST 1, 2020, MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH LAP SEAT BELTS FOR ALL PERMANENT SEATING ACCOMMODATIONS, TO PROVIDE THIS REQUIREMENT IS IN ADDITION TO EXISTING SCHOOL BUS SAFETY REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE THESE SEAT BELTS MUST BE PROPERLY FASTENED ABOUT PASSENGERS DURING VEHICLE OPERATION, TO PROVIDE SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS SHALL ENSURE THAT THESE SEAT BELTS ARE FASTENED ABOUT EACH PASSENGER, AND TO PROVIDE NO CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES MAY ARISE FROM THE FAILURE OF SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS TO ENSURE PASSENGERS WEAR THESE SEAT BELTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-67-10, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING THE TRANSPORTATION OF STUDENTS AND SCHOOL BUSES, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "LAP SEAT BELT"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-67-40, RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL BUSES TO PRIVATE SCHOOL BUSES, SO AS INCLUDE LAP SEAT BELT REQUIREMENTS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3971 (Word version) -- Rep. Willis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-1-10 AND 56-1-130, BOTH AS AMENDED, SECTION 56-3-20 AND SECTION 56-19-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE, THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES, THE TERM "AUTOMOTIVE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" AND ITS DEFINITION, AND THE TERM "MOTORCYCLE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "AUTOMOTIVE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "AUTOCYCLE" AND TO REVISE ITS DEFINITION; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 56-5-145 AND 56-5-155 RELATING TO THE TERMS "AUTOMOTIVE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" AND "MOTORCYCLE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" AND THEIR DEFINITIONS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3297 (Word version) -- Reps. Yow, West and Thayer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-3350, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL IDENTIFICATION CARDS AND DRIVERS' LICENSES THAT CONTAIN A VETERAN DESIGNATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THE NATIONAL GUARD ARE ELIGIBLE TO OBTAIN A DRIVER'S LICENSE THAT CONTAINS A VETERAN DESIGNATION.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3615 (Word version) -- Reps. Herbkersman, W. Newton, Duckworth, G. R. Smith, Williams, Jefferson, Bernstein, Thayer and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "DYLAN PAUL MITCHELL BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ACT"; BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-3520 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BICYCLISTS OPERATING BICYCLES WITH HELPER MOTORS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ALL STATUTORY PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO BICYCLISTS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-990, RELATING TO CERTAIN PEDESTRIAN CONTROL SIGNALS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION ALSO APPLIES TO PEDESTRIAN CONTROL SIGNALS THAT EXHIBIT THE SYMBOLS FOR "WALK" OR "WAIT", AND TO PROVIDE THAT FOR PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKS EQUIPPED WITH COUNTDOWN INDICATORS, A PEDESTRIAN MAY CROSS IF HE CAN COMPLETE THE CROSSING DURING THE REMAINING TIME; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3130, RELATING TO A PEDESTRIAN'S RIGHT OF WAY IN A CROSSWALK, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DRIVER OF A VEHICLE SHALL STOP TO YIELD TO A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING A ROADWAY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3230, RELATING TO A DRIVER'S DUTY TO EXERCISE DUE CARE WHEN OPERATING A VEHICLE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION APPLIES TO A DRIVER'S DUTY TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH A VULNERABLE ROAD USER, TO DEFINE THE TERM "VULNERABLE ROAD USER", TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER TO FAIL TO YIELD TO A VULNERABLE ROAD USER UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND PROVIDE A PENALTY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PREVENT A PERSON FROM BEING CHARGED WITH ANOTHER OFFENSE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3425, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "BICYCLE LANE" AND OPERATIONS OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND BICYCLES ALONG BICYCLE LANES, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "BICYCLE LANE"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE REGULATION OF MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS, AND WHOLESALERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS FOR THE TERMS "BICYCLES WITH HELPER MOTORS", "ELECTRIC-ASSIST BICYCLES", AND "PERSONAL MOBILITY DEVICE".
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

H. 4005 (Word version) -- Rep. J. E. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-3-215 SO AS TO DECLARE THE THIRD WEEK IN OCTOBER OF EACH YEAR AS "SOUTH CAROLINA NATIVE PLANT WEEK" AND ENCOURAGE ALL SOUTH CAROLINIANS TO RECOGNIZE THE ESSENTIAL VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE NATIVE PLANTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO OUR STATE'S HISTORY, ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE, AND ENVIRONMENT.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

H. 3815 (Word version) -- Reps. Hardee and Johnson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE THAT CROSSES THE WACCAMAW RIVER ALONG UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 501 BYPASS IN HORRY COUNTY "LOIS EARGLE BRIDGE" AND TO ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

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.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4071 (Word version) -- Reps. Hosey, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, 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 MRS. LILLIAN CARTER LAWTON OF ALLENDALE COUNTY AND TO CONGRATULATE HER AS A RECIPIENT OF THE RETIRED DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4072 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Fry, Crawford, Duckworth, Hardee, Johnson, Ryhal, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, 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, 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 SALUTE ATOMIC VETERANS AND TO COMMEND KENNETH SWAIN AND THE CITY OF MYRTLE BEACH FOR

RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ATOMIC VETERANS BY THE ERECTION OF A MONUMENT IN THEIR HONOR.

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

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4073 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Yow, J. E. Smith, Williams, Fry, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, 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, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire and Willis: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE JULY 16, 2017, AS ATOMIC VETERANS DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

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

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4074 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Yow, J. E. Smith, Williams, Fry, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, 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, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire and Willis: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND URGE THEM TO PASS H.R. 2747, THE "ATOMIC VETERANS SERVICE MEDAL ACT".

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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

H. 4075 (Word version) -- Reps. Johnson and Hardee: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 5-7-320 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY REGULATION, LEGISLATION, OR STATUTE REGARDING ON-STREET PARKING PRIVILEGES FOR RESIDENTS OF A MUNICIPALITY THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO NONRESIDENTS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF THAT COUNTY MUST BE APPROVED ONLY BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4076 (Word version) -- Rep. McCoy: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 5-3-320 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN ADDITIONAL METHOD OF ANNEXATION BY RESOLUTION OF A SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT WHEN A PREEXISTING MUNICIPALITY THAT DOES NOT OPERATE AN ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM ANNEXES A MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION OF THE DISTRICT OR WHEN A MUNICIPALITY INCORPORATES A MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION OF A DISTRICT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4077 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith, Erickson, J. E. Smith, McKnight, McCoy, Norrell, Kirby, Bales, McEachern, Gilliard, Loftis, Burns, Allison, Douglas, McCravy, Hamilton, Fry, Henderson, Elliott, W. Newton, Martin, V. S. Moss, Long, Robinson-Simpson, West, Collins, Bradley, Arrington, Bedingfield, Putnam, Johnson, Bowers, Anthony, Bannister, Bennett, Blackwell, Clary, Crawford, Daning, Delleney, Forrest, Forrester, Herbkersman, Hixon, Jordan, Lucas, Magnuson, Murphy, B. Newton, S. Rivers, Sandifer, Sottile, Stringer, Taylor, Tallon, Thayer, White, Whitmire and Willis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3780 SO AS TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS, TO ALLOW FOR AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE EDUCATIONAL CREDIT FOR EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS CHILDREN'S FUND AND FOR TUITION PAYMENTS MADE TO AN ELIGIBLE SCHOOL FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS CHILD WITHIN THE TAXPAYER'S CUSTODY OR CARE, TO PROVIDE FOR ANNUAL LIMITS ON INCOME TAX CREDITS AVAILABLE, TO SPECIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CREDIT IS CLAIMED, TO CREATE THE "EDUCATIONAL CREDIT FOR EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS CHILDREN'S FUND", TO PROVIDE FOR GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE FUND, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH GRANTS ARE AWARDED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING WHICH SCHOOLS ARE ELIGIBLE.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4078 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "MILITARY PRIORITY REGISTRATION ACT"; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-103-37 SO AS TO PROVIDE PRIORITY COURSE ENROLLMENT FOR MILITARY-RELATED STUDENTS, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMINOLOGY.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4079 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "TITLE IX NOTIFICATION ACT"; BY ADDING SECTION 59-105-55 SO AS TO PROVIDE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING THAT RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDS SHALL INDICATE THE EXISTENCE OF AFFIRMATIVE FINDINGS OF STUDENT VIOLATIONS OF TITLE IX AND RELATED PUNISHMENTS RESULTING FROM DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS CONDUCTED BY THE INSTITUTION ON STUDENT TRANSCRIPTS FOR FIVE YEARS AFTER GRADUATION OR WITHDRAWAL FROM THE INSTITUTION, AND TO REQUIRE CERTAIN NOTIFICATION TO INSTITUTIONS TO WHICH STUDENTS SEEK TO TRANSFER OR PURSUE GRADUATE STUDIES WHILE DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS ARE UNDERWAY, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

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

ADJOURNMENT

At 1:04 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. BEDINGFIELD, adjourned in memory of John D. Hopkins, Jr., of Simpsonville, to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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