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

NO. 50

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
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TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
(STATEWIDE SESSION)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The House assembled at 12:00 noon.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr., as follows:

Our thought for today is from Psalm 95:7: "For the Lord is our God, and we are the people of God's pasture and the sheep of God's hand."

Let us pray. We are grateful, O Lord, for Your blessings and care for us as Your people. Direct these Representatives to greater heights in providing good things for the people. Give them strength, courage, integrity, and wisdom to lead where You direct them. Bless our Nation that we may be one. Bless our President, State, Governor, Speaker, staff, and all who labor and advise. Protect our first responders and those who protect us at home and abroad. Heal the wounds, those seen and those hidden, of our men and women who suffer and sacrifice for our freedom. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayers. Amen.

Pursuant to Rule 6.3, the House of Representatives was led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America by the SPEAKER.

After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of Friday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. ARRINGTON moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Mary Pearson of Dorchester, which was agreed to.

SILENT PRAYER

The House stood in silent prayer for the family and friends of Charles E. Johnson.

MESSAGE TO SENATE

The following was sent to the Senate:

Columbia, S.C., April 4, 2017
Dear Mr. President Pro Tempore:

I am transmitting the below appointments for the State Ethics Commission on behalf of the House in accordance with Section 8-13-310. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is therefore submitted for your consideration.

State Ethics Commission
Term Commencing: April 1, 2017
Term Expiring: April 1, 2020
Seat: House - Majority

Mr. Donald H. Jackson
13186 Indian Mound Road
Ware Shoals, South Carolina 29692

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the House,
James H. Lucas
Speaker of the House

MESSAGE TO SENATE

The following was sent to the Senate:

Columbia, S.C., April 4, 2017
Dear Mr. President Pro Tempore:

I am transmitting the below appointments for the State Ethics Commission on behalf of the House in accordance with Section 8-13-310. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is therefore submitted for your consideration.

State Ethics Commission
Term Commencing: April 1, 2017
Term Expiring: April 1, 2020
Seat: House - Minority

Mr. Victor K. Li
11 Lord Nelson Court
Columbia, South Carolina 29209

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the House,
James H. Lucas
Speaker of the House

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., April 4, 2017
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:

The Senate respectfully invites your Honorable Body to attend in the Senate Chamber at a mutually convenient time today for the purpose of ratifying Acts.

Very respectfully,
President

On motion of Rep. WEEKS the invitation was accepted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The Senate sent to the House the following:

S. 611 (Word version) -- Senators Corbin, Alexander, Allen, Bennett, Campbell, Campsen, Climer, Cromer, Davis, Fanning, Gambrell, Goldfinch, Gregory, Grooms, Hembree, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Kimpson, Leatherman, Malloy, Martin, Massey, J. Matthews, M. B. Matthews, McElveen, McLeod, Nicholson, Peeler, Rankin, Reese, Rice, Sabb, Scott, Senn, Setzler, Shealy, Sheheen, Talley, Timmons, Turner, Verdin, Williams and Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE APRIL 2017 AS "HOMESCHOOL RECOGNITION MONTH" IN SOUTH CAROLINA, TO RECOGNIZE THE DILIGENT EFFORTS OF HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS AND THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF THEIR STUDENTS, AND TO EXPRESS SINCERE APPRECIATION FOR THEIR FOCUS ON THE WELL-BEING AND OVERALL ACHIEVEMENTS OF THEIR CHILDREN.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

S. 3 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin and Hembree: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 47-1-145, TO ENACT THE "PROVISIONS FOR COST OF ANIMAL CARE ACT OF 2017", TO PROVIDE THAT THE CUSTODIAN OF AN ANIMAL TAKEN INTO CUSTODY DUE TO CIVIL OR CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS BY ITS OWNER MAY PETITION THE COURT FOR EXPENSES RELATED TO PROVIDING CARE TO THE ANIMAL, TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR HEARING SUCH PETITIONS AND FOR THE COLLECTION AND USE OF FUNDS ORDERED TO BE PAID, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO FAILS TO PAY SUCH FUNDS FORFEITS RIGHTS OF OWNERSHIP TO THE ANIMAL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSITION OF SUCH AN ANIMAL, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE RETURN OF FUNDS WHEN A PERSON IS NOT FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

S. 28 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-39-112, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ELECTIVE CREDIT FOR RELEASED TIME CLASSES IN RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MAY, AS A MEANS TO ENSURE EVALUATION OF INSTRUCTION ON THE BASIS OF PURELY SECULAR CRITERIA, ACCEPT RELEASED TIME CREDITS AS TRANSFER CREDITS FROM AN ACCREDITED PRIVATE SCHOOL THAT HAS AWARDED PRIVATE SCHOOL CREDITS FOR A RELEASED TIME PROGRAM OPERATED BY AN UNACCREDITED ENTITY; AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

S. 289 (Word version) -- Senators Shealy, Rankin, McElveen, Sheheen, Hutto and McLeod: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA CRIME VICTIM SERVICES ACT" TO RESTRUCTURE AND CONSOLIDATE VICTIM SERVICES; TO AMEND CHAPTER 7, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND SOLICITORS, BY ADDING ARTICLE 8, TO CREATE THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SOUTH CAROLINA CRIME VICTIM SERVICES DIVISION, TO MOVE THE STATE OFFICE OF VICTIM ASSISTANCE, THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIME VICTIM OMBUDSMAN, AND THAT PORTION OF THE OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND JUSTICE PROGRAMS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY THAT ADMINISTERS CERTAIN VICTIM SERVICES GRANTS UNDER THE NEWLY CREATED DIVISION, AND TO CREATE FOUR DEPARTMENTS UNDER THE DIVISION TO OVERSEE AND ADMINISTER DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE VICTIM SERVICES DELIVERY SYSTEM; TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-10(A), RELATING TO OFFICES AND DIVISIONS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, TO DELETE THOSE VICTIM SERVICES OFFICES AND OTHER ENTITIES THAT ARE MOVED TO THE NEW DIVISION; TO AMEND SECTIONS 14-1-203, 14-1-204(A), 14-1-205, 14-1-206(C), 14-1-207(C), 14-1-208(C), AND 14-1-210(A), RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN FILING FEES, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REFLECTING THE RESTRUCTURING OF VICTIM SERVICES GENERALLY RELATING TO THAT PORTION OF THE FEES DISTRIBUTED TO THE VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND; TO AMEND SECTIONS 16-3-1110, 16-3-1120, 16-3-1140, 16-3-1150, 16-3-1160, 16-3-1170, 16-3-1180, 16-3-1220, 16-3-1230, 16-3-1240, 16-3-1260, 16-3-1290, 16-3-1330, 16-3-1340, AND 16-3-1350, RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF VICTIMS OF CRIME, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REFLECTING THE RESTRUCTURING OF VICTIM SERVICES GENERALLY RELATING TO THE VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND AND CERTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE NEWLY CREATED OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SOUTH CAROLINA CRIME SERVICES DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION; TO AMEND ARTICLE 14, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16, TO RENAME THE ARTICLE "CRIME VICTIM SERVICES TRAINING, PROVIDER CERTIFICATION, AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS," TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REFLECTING THE RESTRUCTURING OF VICTIM SERVICES ALL GENERALLY RELATING TO THE NEWLY CREATED OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SOUTH CAROLINA CRIME VICTIM SERVICES DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF CRIME VICTIM SERVICES TRAINING, PROVIDER CERTIFICATION, AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, AND ITS RESPONSIBILITIES, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES TO THE VICTIM SERVICES COORDINATING COUNCIL, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIME VICTIM SERVICES DIVISION SHALL SERVE AS CHAIRPERSON; TO AMEND ARTICLE 16, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16, TO RENAME THE ARTICLE "CRIME VICTIM OMBUDSMAN," TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REFLECTING THE RESTRUCTURING OF VICTIM SERVICES ALL GENERALLY RELATING TO THE NEWLY CREATED OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SOUTH CAROLINA CRIME VICTIM SERVICES DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF CRIME VICTIM OMBUDSMAN AND ITS RESPONSIBILITIES, AND TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SOUTH CAROLINA CRIME VICTIM SERVICES DIVISION AND ITS AFFILIATED DEPARTMENTS TO BE HANDLED THROUGH THE OMBUDSMAN WITH APPEAL TO THE STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL; TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16, BY ADDING ARTICLE 12, TO ENTITLE THE ARTICLE "CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE GRANTS," AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SOUTH CAROLINA CRIME VICTIM SERVICES DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE GRANTS WILL BE RUN BY A DEPUTY DIRECTOR WHO SHALL ESTABLISH A PROCESS TO SOLICIT AND ADMINISTER CERTAIN VICTIM SERVICES GRANTS AND THE DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS FROM THOSE GRANTS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 23-6-500, 23-6-510, AND 23-6-520, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES TO INCLUDE THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SOUTH CAROLINA CRIME VICTIM SERVICES DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE GRANTS IN THE GRANT PROCESS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO REVISE THE COUNCIL'S MEMBERSHIP TO INCLUDE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND A VICTIM WITH A DOCUMENTED HISTORY OF VICTIMIZATION APPOINTED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL; TO AMEND SECTION 16-5-445(C), RELATING TO THE SEIZURE AND FORFEITURE OF EQUIPMENT USED IN VIOLATION OF A CRIME, AND SECTION 24-3-40(A)(2)(b), RELATING TO THE PRISON INDUSTRIES PROGRAM AND DISTRIBUTION OF PRISONER WAGES, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REFLECTING THE RESTRUCTURING OF VICTIM SERVICES GENERALLY RELATING TO THE VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND; TO AMEND SECTIONS 14-1-206(E), 14-1-207(E), AND 14-1-208(E), RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN FILING FEES, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REFLECTING THE RESTRUCTURING OF VICTIM SERVICES GENERALLY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE UNIFORM SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE FORM TO BE DEVELOPED BY THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SOUTH CAROLINA CRIME VICTIM SERVICES DIVISION; AND BY ADDING SECTIONS 14-1-211.5, 14-1-211.6, AND 14-1-211.7, TO CODIFY EXISTING BUDGET PROVISOS RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN CRIME VICTIM FUNDS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE AUTHORITY OF THE VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND TO TRANSFER ANY STATE FUNDS DEEMED AVAILABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE GRANTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE FOR AUDITING AND REPORTING PROCEDURES FOR VICTIM SERVICES PROVIDERS, AND TO TRANSFER A CERTAIN SUM FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIME VICTIM SERVICES DIVISION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

S. 334 (Word version) -- Senators Senn and Kimpson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 61-4-515 AND 61-6-2016 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PERMITS TO PURCHASE AND SELL BEER AND WINE FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION AND A BIENNIAL LICENSE TO PURCHASE ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS BY THE DRINK AT A MOTORSPORTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX OR TENNIS SPECIFIC COMPLEX, TO INCLUDE BASEBALL COMPLEX, AND TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR "BASEBALL COMPLEX".
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

S. 447 (Word version) -- Senators Young, Sabb, Shealy, M. B. Matthews, Johnson, Climer, Talley and McElveen: 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.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

S. 462 (Word version) -- Senator Hembree: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-39-100, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNIFORM HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FOR GRADUATES OF ACCREDITED SCHOOLS, SO AS TO REVISE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING DIPLOMAS, TO PROVIDE PERSONALIZED PATHWAYS FOR STUDENTS, TO PROVIDE STUDENTS' COURSEWORK MUST BE ALIGNED WITH THEIR PERSONALIZED PATHWAYS AND BASED ON THEIR POSTSECONDARY PLANS, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS CONCERNING RELATED PROCEDURES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CRITERIA FOR UNIFORM STATE-RECOGNIZED EMPLOYABILITY CREDENTIALS ALIGNED TO INDIVIDUALIZED GRADUATION PLANS AND PROGRAMS OF STUDY FOR STUDENTS POTENTIALLY UNABLE TO ACHIEVE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF UNIFORM DIPLOMA PATHWAYS, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO MONITOR AND ANNUALLY REPORT THE NUMBER OF DIPLOMAS AND EMPLOYABILITY CREDENTIALS EARNED BY STUDENTS, AND TO MAKE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT APPLICABLE BEGINNING WITH STUDENTS ENTERING THE NINTH GRADE FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

S. 488 (Word version) -- Senators Grooms, Johnson, Campbell, Climer, Campsen, Peeler, Reese and Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-2320(A) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS' LICENSES AND DEMONSTRATION PLATES, TO PROVIDE THAT A DEALER LICENSE PLATE MAY BE USED BY A PERSON WHOSE VEHICLE IS BEING SERVICED OR REPAIRED BY THE DEALERSHIP, PROVIDED THE VEHICLE DISPLAYING THE LICENSE PLATE IS GIVEN TO THE PERSON BY THE DEALER AT NO CHARGE TO THE CONSUMER AND ONLY FOR THE DURATION OF THE SERVICE OR REPAIR, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A DEALER MAY BE ISSUED TWO PLATES FOR THE FIRST TWENTY VEHICLES SOLD DURING THE PRECEDING YEAR AND TWO ADDITIONAL PLATES FOR EACH FIFTEEN VEHICLES SOLD BEYOND THE INITIAL TWENTY DURING THE PRECEDING YEAR.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

S. 531 (Word version) -- Senator Young: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-112-50(C)(2) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "COVERED INDIVIDUAL" FOR THE PURPOSES OF IN-STATE TUITION AND FEES FOR CHILDREN AND SPOUSES OF VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEFINITION INCLUDES A CHILD OR SPOUSE ENROLLING WITHIN THREE YEARS OF A VETERAN'S DISCHARGE PROVIDED THAT THE CHILD OR SPOUSE WHO IS ENTITLED TO AND RECEIVING ASSISTANCE UNDER SECTION 3319, TITLE 38 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE, A CHILD OR SPOUSE OF ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL WHO IS ENTITLED TO AND RECEIVING ASSISTANCE UNDER SECTION 3319, TITLE 38 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE, AND A CHILD OR SPOUSE OF ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY WHO IS ENTITLED TO AND RECEIVING ASSISTANCE UNDER SECTION 3311(b)(9), TITLE 38 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-112-50(C)(4), TO PROVIDE ELIGIBILITY FOR CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT BEYOND THE THREE YEAR INITIAL ELIGIBILITY PERIOD.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

ROLL CALL

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

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Bamberg
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
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Putnam                 Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Stringer
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total Present--113

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. Steven W. Samoya of Greenville was the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

In accordance with House Rule 5.2 below:

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

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3002 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
04/04/17   SANDIFER and HUGGINS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3093 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
04/04/17   GILLIARD and S. RIVERS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3209 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
04/04/17   KING, MAGNUSON, NORRELL, MARTIN, B. NEWTON and LONG

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3290 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
04/04/17   HENEGAN and GILLIARD

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3483 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
04/04/17   DOUGLAS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3747 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
04/04/17   LONG and CROSBY

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3818 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
04/04/17   SOTTILE

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3865 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
04/04/17   KNIGHT

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4022 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
04/04/17   ATWATER, HUGGINS, TOOLE and FORREST

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4033 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
04/04/17   MURPHY, CRAWFORD and CLEMMONS

R. 6, S. 457--GOVERNOR'S VETO OVERRIDDEN

The Veto on the following Act was taken up:

(R. 6) S. 457 (Word version) -- Senator Fanning: AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 191 OF 1991, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO ALLOW BOARD MEMBERS TO RECEIVE A MONTHLY STIPEND IN AN AMOUNT TO BE DETERMINED BY THE BOARD, AND TO REQUIRE ACTUAL ATTENDANCE AT A DULY CONSTITUTED

BOARD MEETING IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE MONTHLY STIPEND.

Rep. DOUGLAS explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Act become a part of the law, the Veto of her Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 69; Nays 18

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anthony                Arrington
Bales                  Bamberg                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Caskey                 Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Funderburk
Gilliard               Hardee                 Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Hewitt                 Hixon                  Hosey
Howard                 Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Lowe                   Lucas                  McCravy
McKnight               V. S. Moss             Murphy
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Pitts                  Ridgeway               M. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Taylor                 Thigpen
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whitmire               Williams               Yow

Total--69

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atwater                Bennett                Burns
Chumley                Elliott                Felder
Hamilton               Hill                   Huggins
Long                   Magnuson               Martin
B. Newton              Putnam                 S. Rivers
Simrill                Stringer               Willis

Total--18

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

S. 568--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

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.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 78; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Bernstein              Blackwell
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Hamilton
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Hewitt                 Hosey
Howard                 Huggins                Jefferson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McKnight               V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Pitts
Putnam                 Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
Simrill                J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  Whitmire               Willis

Total--78

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3209--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3209 (Word version) -- Reps. Pope, Robinson-Simpson, Crosby, Whipper, Brown, M. Rivers, King, Magnuson, Norrell, Martin, B. Newton and Long: 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.

Reps. CASKEY, SIMRILL, J. E. SMITH, WEST, PITTS, JEFFERSON, OTT, MCCRAVY, WILLIS, ATWATER, RYHAL, JOHNSON, HART, TALLON, DOUGLAS, CLARY, KIRBY, BROWN, V. S. MOSS, KING and HOSEY requested debate on the Bill.

H. 3290--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3290 (Word version) -- Reps. Stavrinakis, Clyburn, Gilliard and Henegan: 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.

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              Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Bamberg                Bedingfield            Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hamilton
Hardee                 Hart                   Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Howard
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Pitts                  Putnam
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thigpen
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                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. 3823--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

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), which was adopted:

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. HENDERSON spoke in favor of the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. G. M. SMITH proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to H. 3823 (COUNCIL\AHB\3823C001.BH.AHB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/   SECTION   ___.   Section 63-7-390 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 63-7-390.   A person required or permitted to report pursuant to Section 63-7-310 or who participates in an investigation or judicial proceedings resulting from the report, acting in good faith, is immune from civil and criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of these actions or inactions. In all such civil or criminal proceedings, good faith is rebuttably presumed. Immunity under this section extends up to full disclosure by the person of facts which gave the person reason to believe that the child's physical or mental health or welfare had been or might be adversely affected by abuse or neglect." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 102; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Bedingfield            Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  Caskey
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Pitts                  Putnam
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                 Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--102

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3549--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

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.

Reps. GAGNON, ATWATER, WILLIS, WEST, HUGGINS, LONG, PITTS, HIOTT, BROWN, HART, MAGNUSON, CHUMLEY and CROSBY requested debate on the Bill.

H. 3865--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3865 (Word version) -- Reps. Bernstein, Delleney, Ridgeway, King, Whipper, J. E. Smith and Knight: 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.

The Committee on Judiciary proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3865 (COUNCIL\SD\3865C001.NL.SD17):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/   SECTION   1.   This act is known and may be cited as the "South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act".
SECTION   2.   It is the intent of the General Assembly by this act to combat pregnancy discrimination, promote public health, and ensure full and equal participation for women in the labor force by requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Current workplace laws are inadequate to protect pregnant women from being forced out or fired when they need a simple, reasonable accommodation in order to stay on the job. Many pregnant women are single mothers or the primary breadwinners for their families; if they lose their jobs then the whole family will suffer. This is not an outcome that families can afford in today's difficult economy.
SECTION   3.   Section 1-13-30(l) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(l)   The terms 'because of sex' or 'on the basis of sex' include, but are not limited to, because of or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions;, including, but not limited to, lactation, and women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions shall must be treated the same for all employment-related purposes, including receipt of benefits under fringe benefit programs, as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability to work, and nothing in item (3) of subsection (h) of Section 1-13-80 shall must be interpreted to permit otherwise. This subsection shall not require an employer to pay for health insurance benefits for abortion, except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term, or except where medical complications have arisen from an abortion. Provided, that However, nothing herein in this subsection shall preclude an employer from providing abortion benefits or otherwise affect bargaining agreements in regard to abortion. This subsection shall not apply to any fringe benefit fund or insurance program which was in effect on October 31, 1978, until April 30, 1979. Until after October 31, 1979 or, if there was an applicable collective bargaining agreement in effect on October 31, 1978, until the termination of that agreement, no person who, on October 31, 1978, was providing either by direct payment or by making contributions to a fringe benefit fund or insurance program, benefits in violation of the provisions of this chapter relating to sex discrimination in employment shall, in order to come into compliance with such provisions, reduce the benefits or the compensation provided any employee on October 31, 1978, either directly or by failing to provide sufficient contributions to a fringe benefit fund or insurance program: Provided, That, except that where the costs of such benefits on October 31, 1978 are apportioned between employers and employees, the payments or contributions required to comply with the provisions of this chapter relating to sex discrimination in employment may be made by employers and employees in the same proportion:. And provided, further, That Nothing in this section shall prevent the readjustment of benefits or compensation for reasons unrelated to compliance with the provisions of this chapter relating to sex discrimination in employment."
SECTION   4.   Section 1-13-80(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(A)   It is an unlawful employment practice for an employer:

(1)   to fail or refuse to hire, bar, discharge from employment, or otherwise discriminate against an individual with respect to the individual's compensation or terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of the individual's race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability;

(2)   to limit, segregate, or classify employees or applicants for employment in a way which would deprive or tend to deprive an individual of employment opportunities, or otherwise adversely affect the individual's status as an employee, because of the individual's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability;

(3)   to reduce the wage rate of an employee in order to comply with the provisions of this chapter relating to age.;

(4)(a)   to fail or refuse to make reasonable accommodations for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions of an applicant for employment or employee, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the business of the employer;

(b)   to deny employment opportunities to a job applicant or employee, if the denial is based on the need of the employer to make reasonable accommodations to the known limitations for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions of an applicant for employment or employee;

(c)   to require an applicant for employment or employee affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions to accept an accommodation that the applicant or employee chooses not to accept, if the applicant or employee does not have a known limitation related to pregnancy, or if the accommodation is unnecessary for the applicant or employee to perform the essential duties of her job;

(d)   to require an employee to take leave under any leave law or policy of the employer if another reasonable accommodation can be provided to the known limitations for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; or

(e)   to take adverse action against an employee in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation to the known limitations for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

For the purposes of this item:

(i)   The terms 'reasonable accommodations' and 'undue hardship' have the meanings given those terms in section 101 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12111), as amended, and shall be construed as these terms have been construed under the act and as set forth in the rules required by this act.

(ii)   An employer shall provide written notice of the right to be free from discrimination for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, pursuant to this item to new employees at the commencement of employment, and existing employees within one hundred twenty days after the effective date of this item.

(iii)   The notice required by subsubitem (ii) also must be conspicuously posted at an employer's place of business in an area accessible to employees.

The Commission shall develop courses of instruction and conduct ongoing public education efforts as necessary to inform employers, employees, employment agencies, and applicants for employment about their rights and responsibilities under this item."
SECTION   5.   No later than two years after the effective date of this act, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission shall promulgate regulations to carry out this act, which shall identify some reasonable accommodations addressing medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions that must be provided to a job applicant or employee affected by these known limitations, unless the employer can demonstrate that doing so would impose an undue hardship.
SECTION   6. Nothing in this act shall be construed to preempt, limit, diminish or otherwise affect any other provision of federal, state, or local law relating to discrimination based on sex or pregnancy, or to invalidate or limit the remedies, rights, and procedures of any federal, state, or local law that provides greater or equal protection for employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions.
SECTION   7.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. BERNSTEIN explained the amendment.

Reps. G. R. SMITH, LOFTIS, FORRESTER, MAGNUSON, BERNSTEIN, TOOLE, HIOTT, CROSBY, S. RIVERS, DAVIS, HOSEY, TAYLOR, FINLAY and ERICKSON requested debate on the Bill.

H. 3864--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

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.

Rep. BERNSTEIN explained the Bill.

Reps. TAYLOR, D. C. MOSS, TOOLE, CHUMLEY, BLACKWELL, BURNS, LOFTIS, ARRINGTON, HIOTT, FORRESTER, HAMILTON, HIXON, LONG, HART, FINLAY, HILL, PUTNAM, ERICKSON and MAGNUSON requested debate on the Bill.

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

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

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

H. 4033--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 4033 (Word version) -- Reps. Hixon, Taylor, Blackwell, Clyburn, Allison, Daning, Yow, Erickson, B. Newton, Bennett, Arrington, Murphy, Crawford and Clemmons: 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.

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

H. 3895--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

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.

Rep. HERBKERSMAN explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 103; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bamberg
Bedingfield            Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Putnam                 Ridgeway               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
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. 3093--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3093 (Word version) -- Reps. Loftis, Clyburn, Elliott, Long, G. M. Smith, Whipper, Brown, Gilliard and S. Rivers: 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.

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

Yeas 100; Nays 2

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bamberg                Bedingfield
Bennett                Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Hamilton               Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Magnuson               Martin
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Putnam                 Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
Sandifer               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
Yow

Total--100

Those who voted in the negative are:

Felder                 Knight

Total--2

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

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on H. 3093. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Jerry N. Govan, Jr.

H. 3744--AMENDED AND REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

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.

The Committee on Ways and Means proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3744 (COUNCIL\AHB\3744C001.BH. AHB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, section 1, by deleting Section 22-8-40(M), and inserting:
/   (M)   The South Carolina Court Administration shall monitor compliance with this section and report to the Governor annually by January twentieth any noncompliance or deviation of less than the base magistrate salary required by law. Chief Magistrates must report actual magistrate salaries annually as of June thirtieth to Court Administration. Nothing contained in this section may be construed as prohibiting a county from paying salaries in excess of the minimum salaries provided for in this section. /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

Rep. LOWE explained the Bill.

Reps. CLARY, HIOTT, TAYLOR, TOOLE, BROWN, MARTIN, FORRESTER, CROSBY, BENNETT, DOUGLAS, MCEACHERN, W. NEWTON, BAMBERG, RYHAL and HILL requested debate on the Bill.

Rep. FORREST moved that the House recede until 2:45 p.m., which was agreed to.

RATIFICATION OF ACTS

At 2:30 p.m. the House attended in the Senate Chamber, where the following Acts and Joint Resolutions were duly ratified:

(R. 8, S. 198 (Word version)) -- Senators Shealy, Alexander, McElveen and Bryant: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PERSONS WHO MUST SIGN AN APPLICATION OF A MINOR FOR A BEGINNER'S PERMIT, INSTRUCTION PERMIT, OR DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "INSTRUCTION PERMIT", AND TO REVISE THE LIST OF PERSONS WHO MUST SIGN THE APPLICATION OF AN UNEMANCIPATED MINOR.

(R. 9, S. 218 (Word version)) -- Senators Massey, Bennett, Alexander, Bryant, Rice, Gregory, Corbin, Martin, Campsen, Turner and Young: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE MAY NOT ESTABLISH, MANDATE, OR OTHERWISE REQUIRE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.

(R. 10, S. 250 (Word version)) -- Senators Leatherman, Setzler and Alexander: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE TO STATE INCOME TAX LAWS, SO AS TO UPDATE THE REFERENCE TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE TO THE YEAR 2016 AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE SECTIONS ADOPTED BY THIS STATE ARE EXTENDED, THEN THESE SECTIONS ALSO ARE EXTENDED FOR SOUTH CAROLINA INCOME TAX PURPOSES.

(R. 11, S. 365 (Word version)) -- Senators Rankin, Hembree, Goldfinch, Sabb and Malloy: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 141 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES SHALL ISSUE "2016 BASEBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.

(R. 12, S. 496 (Word version)) -- Medical Affairs Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, RELATING TO SHELLFISH, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4736, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

(R. 13, H. 3358 (Word version)) -- Reps. Willis, Allison, Collins, Knight, West, Felder and Williams: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-87 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY HOLD ONLY ONE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES-ISSUED CREDENTIAL AT A TIME, TO PROVIDE THAT A REAL ID CARD MAY BE A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR IDENTIFICATION CARD, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY ISSUE A COMPLIANT OR NONCOMPLIANT CREDENTIAL TO A PERSON WHO PRESENTS CERTAIN DOCUMENTS TO THE DEPARTMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-85, RELATING TO THE STATE'S NONPARTICIPATION IN THE FEDERAL REAL ID ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE SHALL MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FEDERAL REAL ID ACT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES SHALL NOT PROVIDE DIRECT ACCESS TO ITS FULL DRIVER'S LICENSE DATABASE TO ANY OTHER JURISDICTION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-90, RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION NECESSARY TO OBTAIN A DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO REVISE THE CRITERIA THAT MUST BE MET TO PROVE THE EXISTENCE AND VALIDITY OF A PERSON'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-140, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO REVISE THE COST AND FREQUENCY OF THE RENEWAL PERIOD FOR A DRIVER'S LICENSE, TO REVISE THE CONTENT OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND TO ELIMINATE THE FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THE PLACEMENT OF A VETERAN DESIGNATION ON A DRIVER'S LICENSE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-210, RELATING TO THE EXPIRATION OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO REVISE THE EXPIRATION DATE OF A LICENSE ISSUED AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2017, AND TO REVISE THE CRITERIA THAT MUST BE MET BY A PERSON WHO SEEKS TO HAVE HIS LICENSE RENEWED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO VISION SCREENINGS REQUIRED FOR RENEWAL OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO REVISE THE CRITERIA THAT MUST BE MET BY A PERSON WHO SEEKS TO RENEW HIS DRIVER'S LICENSE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES IS AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND A CERTAIN AMOUNT IN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR FROM ITS CASH BALANCES TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.

(R. 14, H. 3582 (Word version)) -- Reps. Anderson and Hewitt: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-270, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SO AS TO RENAME FOUR PRECINCTS AND REDESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.

(R. 15, H. 3661 (Word version)) -- Rep. Ott: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN CALHOUN COUNTY, SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.

(R. 16, H. 3803 (Word version)) -- Rep. Hayes: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN DILLON COUNTY, SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.

(R. 17, H. 3908 (Word version)) -- Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, RELATING TO STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STANDARDS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4703, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

THE HOUSE RESUMES

At 2:45 p.m. the House resumed, the SPEAKER in the Chair.

POINT OF QUORUM

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

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

H. 3438--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 3438 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson, G. M. Smith, Sandifer, Hiott, Loftis and Robinson-Simpson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 39-24-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE DRUG PRODUCT SELECTION ACT, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF "SUBSTITUTE" TO INCLUDE INTERCHANGEABLE BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS; TO AMEND SECTION 39-24-30, RELATING TO THE SUBSTITUTION OF EQUIVALENT DRUGS, SO AS TO ALLOW A PHARMACIST TO SUBSTITUTE AN INTERCHANGEABLE BIOLOGICAL PRODUCT FOR A SPECIFIC BIOLOGICAL PRODUCT; TO AMEND SECTION 39-24-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SUBSTITUTION OF PRESCRIPTIONS BY PHARMACISTS, SO AS TO ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO SUBSTITUTE INTERCHANGEABLE BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS WHEN APPROPRIATE; TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-30, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE PHARMACY PRACTICE ACT, SO AS TO ADD DEFINITIONS FOR "BIOLOGICAL PRODUCT" AND "INTERCHANGEABLE"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-86, RELATING IN PART TO LABEL REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESCRIPTIONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE INTERCHANGEABLE BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS AND LIMIT USE OF INTERCHANGEABLE BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS NOT APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, TO REQUIRE PHARMACIES TO KEEP RECORDS OF DISPENSED BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, TO REQUIRE THE BOARD OF PHARMACY TO HAVE A DATABASE OF ALL APPROVED BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.

Rep. HENDERSON explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 95; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--95

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. PUTNAM 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 Concurrent Resolution until Wednesday, April 5, which was agreed to.

H. 3815--ADOPTED AND SENT TO SENATE

The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

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.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted and sent to the Senate.

H. 4050--ADOPTED AND SENT TO SENATE

The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

H. 4050 (Word version) -- Rep. Johnson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 129 AND VAUGHT ROAD IN HORRY COUNTY "LONNIE HOYT MARTIN INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted and sent to the Senate.

MOTION PERIOD

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

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 Wednesday, April 5, 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 Wednesday, April 5, which was agreed to.

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 Wednesday, April 5, which was agreed to.

H. 3019--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

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

Rep. MURPHY moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, April 18, which was agreed to.

H. 3137--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3137 (Word version) -- Reps. Stavrinakis, McCoy, Bales, J. E. Smith and Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 61-6-1140 AND 61-6-1150, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BOTH RELATED TO TASTINGS AND RETAIL SALES OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS AT LICENSED PREMISES OF A MICRO-DISTILLERY OR MANUFACTURER, SO AS TO REVISE THE OUNCE AMOUNT OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS DISPENSED AT LICENSED PREMISES AND TO REVISE THE SALE AT RETAIL OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS AT LICENSED PREMISES AND TO ALLOW MIXERS TO BE USED IN TASTINGS.

Rep. DELLENEY moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, April 5, which was agreed to.

H. 3064--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3064 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford and Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-43-185 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BOARD OF PHARMACY SHALL ISSUE A WRITTEN PROTOCOL IN COMPLIANCE WITH WHICH PHARMACISTS, WITHOUT AN ORDER OF A PRACTITIONER, MAY PRESCRIBE AND DISPENSE HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVE PATCHES AND SELF-ADMINISTERED ORAL HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES; TO PROVIDE THE BOARD ALSO SHALL ADOPT CERTAIN RULES TO ESTABLISH STANDARD PROCEDURES FOR THESE PRESCRIPTIONS AND DISPENSATIONS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT LAWS GOVERNING INSURANCE COVERAGE OF CONTRACEPTIVE DRUGS, DEVICES, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES MUST BE CONSTRUED TO APPLY TO HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVE PATCHES AND SELF-ADMINISTERED ORAL HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES PRESCRIBED AND DISPENSED PURSUANT TO THIS ACT.

Rep. HOWARD moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, April 5, which was agreed to.

H. 3968--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

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

Rep. SANDIFER explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 102; Nays 3

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--102

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bedingfield            Hill                   Magnuson

Total--3

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

ACTING SPEAKER DELLENEY IN CHAIR

H. 3809--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3809 (Word version) -- Reps. Finlay, Bernstein, Collins, Spires, J. E. Smith, Ridgeway, Clary, Dillard, Gilliard, Huggins and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-120 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THAT AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY PROVIDING COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVE DRUGS MUST PROVIDE REIMBURSEMENT FOR A TWELVE-MONTH REFILL OF CONTRACEPTIVE DRUGS OBTAINED AT ONE TIME; AND BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-120 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR ALL MEDICAID PROGRAMS OFFERED THROUGH MANAGED CARE PLANS OR FEE-FOR-SERVICE PROGRAMS TO REQUIRE THE DISPENSING OF CONTRACEPTIVE DRUGS WITH A TWELVE-MONTH SUPPLY PROVIDED AT ONE TIME.

Rep. BERNSTEIN spoke in favor of the Bill.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

Rep. BERNSTEIN continued speaking.

Rep. ERICKSON moved to commit the Bill to the Committee on Judiciary.

Rep. BERNSTEIN moved to table the motion.

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

Yeas 61; Nays 41

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Anthony                Atkinson               Bales
Ballentine             Bamberg                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Brown
Caskey                 Clary                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Elliott                Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Funderburk
Gilliard               Govan                  Hardee
Hayes                  Henegan                Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Lowe
Lucas                  McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               Murphy
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Ridgeway               M. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  G. M. Smith
J. E. Smith            Stavrinakis            Taylor
Thigpen                Wheeler                Whipper
Williams

Total--61

Those who voted in the negative are:

Arrington              Atwater                Bedingfield
Bennett                Bradley                Burns
Chumley                Clemmons               Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Duckworth              Erickson               Forrester
Fry                    Gagnon                 Hamilton
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Johnson                Loftis                 Long
Magnuson               Martin                 D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              S. Rivers
Simrill                G. R. Smith            Sottile
Tallon                 Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Yow

Total--41

So, the motion to commit the Bill was tabled.

Rep. ERICKSON moved to continue the Bill.

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

Yeas 32; Nays 66

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Atwater                Bedingfield            Bennett
Bradley                Burns                  Chumley
Clemmons               Crosby                 Daning
Erickson               Forrester              Fry
Gagnon                 Hamilton               Hill
Hiott                  Johnson                Loftis
Long                   Magnuson               Martin
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
S. Rivers              G. R. Smith            Tallon
Thayer                 Toole                  White
Whitmire               Willis

Total--32

Those who voted in the negative are:

Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Bales                  Ballentine             Bamberg
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Brown                  Caskey                 Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Finlay
Forrest                Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Hardee                 Hayes
Henegan                Hewitt                 Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Lowe
Lucas                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Murphy                 Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Simrill                G. M. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Stavrinakis
Taylor                 Thigpen                West
Wheeler                Whipper                Williams

Total--66

So, the House refused to continue the Bill.

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 64; Nays 38

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Bales                  Ballentine             Bamberg
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Brown                  Caskey                 Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Elliott
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Fry                    Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Hardee                 Hayes
Henegan                Hewitt                 Hosey
Howard                 Huggins                Jefferson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Lowe                   McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
Murphy                 W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Simrill                G. M. Smith
J. E. Smith            Stavrinakis            Taylor
Thigpen                Wheeler                Whipper
Williams

Total--64

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atwater                Bedingfield            Bennett
Bradley                Burns                  Chumley
Clemmons               Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Duckworth
Erickson               Forrester              Gagnon
Hamilton               Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Johnson                Loftis
Long                   Magnuson               Martin
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
S. Rivers              G. R. Smith            Sottile
Tallon                 Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Yow

Total--38

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

H. 3559--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

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

Rep. PITTS proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to H. 3559 (COUNCIL\AHB\3559C001.BH.AHB17), which was rejected:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by deleting Section 46-55-20(3) and (10) and inserting:
/   (3)   The Department of Agriculture will allow up to fifty permits to be issued annually, to South Carolina residents, for the purposes of a pilot program. Each permittee is permitted to grow industrial hemp on up to fifty acres of land. When applying for a permit, each applicant, at a minimum must submit to the department, global positioning system coordinates of where the industrial hemp will be grown and must submit any and all information, including, but not limited to fingerprints and the appropriate fees, required by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to perform a fingerprint based state criminal records check and for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to perform a national fingerprint based criminal records check.

(10)   The department may charge growers application, registration and renewal of registration fees reasonably calculated by the department to pay the cost of administering the South Carolina Industrial Hemp Program, but not to exceed one thousand dollars annually per registrant. Moneys from fees collected under this subitem shall be continuously appropriated to the department for purposes of carrying out the duties of the South Carolina Industrial Hemp Program under this section.     /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by deleting Section 46-55-40(E) and inserting:
/     (E)   Testing is required by an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Certified Laboratory Facility as approved by an accredited body. The test results must be retained by the grower or processor for at least three years, and be made readily available to any state law enforcement agency upon request.   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. V. S. MOSS spoke against the amendment.

ACTING SPEAKER DELLENEY IN CHAIR

Rep. V. S. MOSS continued speaking.
Rep. PITTS spoke in favor of the amendment.

The question then recurred to the passage of the amendment.

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

Yeas 42; Nays 55

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Anthony                Atkinson               Bales
Bamberg                Bedingfield            Bowers
Bradley                Caskey                 Clemmons
Elliott                Erickson               Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Hamilton
Hart                   Henderson              Hill
Hosey                  King                   Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Magnuson
Martin                 McCravy                Murphy
W. Newton              Norrell                Parks
Pitts                  M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
J. E. Smith            Stavrinakis            Thayer
Thigpen                West                   Wheeler
White                  Whitmire               Willis

Total--42

Those who voted in the negative are:

Anderson               Arrington              Atwater
Ballentine             Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Brown                  Burns
Chumley                Clary                  Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Felder                 Forrester              Fry
Govan                  Hardee                 Hayes
Henegan                Hewitt                 Hixon
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
Ott                    Ridgeway               S. Rivers
Ryhal                  Simrill                G. R. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Tallon
Taylor                 Toole                  Williams
Yow

Total--55

So, the amendment was rejected.

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 105; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--105

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

H. 3209 (Word version)--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3209 (Word version) -- Reps. Pope, Robinson-Simpson, Crosby, Whipper, Brown, M. Rivers, King, Magnuson, Norrell, Martin, B. Newton and Long: 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.

Rep. DELLENEY moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, April 5, which was agreed to.

H. 3549--DEBATE ADJOURNED

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. DELLENEY moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, April 5, which was agreed to.

H. 3865--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3865 (Word version) -- Reps. Bernstein, Delleney, Ridgeway, King, Whipper, J. E. Smith and Knight: 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.

The Committee on Judiciary proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3865 (COUNCIL\SD\3865C001.NL.SD17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/   SECTION   1.   This act is known and may be cited as the "South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act".
SECTION   2.   It is the intent of the General Assembly by this act to combat pregnancy discrimination, promote public health, and ensure full and equal participation for women in the labor force by requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Current workplace laws are inadequate to protect pregnant women from being forced out or fired when they need a simple, reasonable accommodation in order to stay on the job. Many pregnant women are single mothers or the primary breadwinners for their families; if they lose their jobs then the whole family will suffer. This is not an outcome that families can afford in today's difficult economy.
SECTION   3.   Section 1-13-30(l) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(l)   The terms 'because of sex' or 'on the basis of sex' include, but are not limited to, because of or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions;, including, but not limited to, lactation, and women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions shall must be treated the same for all employment-related purposes, including receipt of benefits under fringe benefit programs, as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability to work, and nothing in item (3) of subsection (h) of Section 1-13-80 shall must be interpreted to permit otherwise. This subsection shall not require an employer to pay for health insurance benefits for abortion, except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term, or except where medical complications have arisen from an abortion. Provided, that However, nothing herein in this subsection shall preclude an employer from providing abortion benefits or otherwise affect bargaining agreements in regard to abortion. This subsection shall not apply to any fringe benefit fund or insurance program which was in effect on October 31, 1978, until April 30, 1979. Until after October 31, 1979 or, if there was an applicable collective bargaining agreement in effect on October 31, 1978, until the termination of that agreement, no person who, on October 31, 1978, was providing either by direct payment or by making contributions to a fringe benefit fund or insurance program, benefits in violation of the provisions of this chapter relating to sex discrimination in employment shall, in order to come into compliance with such provisions, reduce the benefits or the compensation provided any employee on October 31, 1978, either directly or by failing to provide sufficient contributions to a fringe benefit fund or insurance program: Provided, That, except that where the costs of such benefits on October 31, 1978 are apportioned between employers and employees, the payments or contributions required to comply with the provisions of this chapter relating to sex discrimination in employment may be made by employers and employees in the same proportion:. And provided, further, That Nothing in this section shall prevent the readjustment of benefits or compensation for reasons unrelated to compliance with the provisions of this chapter relating to sex discrimination in employment."
SECTION   4.   Section 1-13-80(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(A)   It is an unlawful employment practice for an employer:

(1)   to fail or refuse to hire, bar, discharge from employment, or otherwise discriminate against an individual with respect to the individual's compensation or terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of the individual's race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability;

(2)   to limit, segregate, or classify employees or applicants for employment in a way which would deprive or tend to deprive an individual of employment opportunities, or otherwise adversely affect the individual's status as an employee, because of the individual's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability;

(3)   to reduce the wage rate of an employee in order to comply with the provisions of this chapter relating to age.;

(4)(a)   to fail or refuse to make reasonable accommodations for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions of an applicant for employment or employee, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the business of the employer;

(b)   to deny employment opportunities to a job applicant or employee, if the denial is based on the need of the employer to make reasonable accommodations to the known limitations for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions of an applicant for employment or employee;

(c)   to require an applicant for employment or employee affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions to accept an accommodation that the applicant or employee chooses not to accept, if the applicant or employee does not have a known limitation related to pregnancy, or if the accommodation is unnecessary for the applicant or employee to perform the essential duties of her job;

(d)   to require an employee to take leave under any leave law or policy of the employer if another reasonable accommodation can be provided to the known limitations for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; or

(e)   to take adverse action against an employee in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation to the known limitations for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

For the purposes of this item:

(i)   The terms 'reasonable accommodations' and 'undue hardship' have the meanings given those terms in section 101 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12111), as amended, and shall be construed as these terms have been construed under the act and as set forth in the rules required by this act.

(ii)   An employer shall provide written notice of the right to be free from discrimination for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, pursuant to this item to new employees at the commencement of employment, and existing employees within one hundred twenty days after the effective date of this item.

(iii)   The notice required by subsubitem (ii) also must be conspicuously posted at an employer's place of business in an area accessible to employees.

The Commission shall develop courses of instruction and conduct ongoing public education efforts as necessary to inform employers, employees, employment agencies, and applicants for employment about their rights and responsibilities under this item."
SECTION   5.   No later than two years after the effective date of this act, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission shall promulgate regulations to carry out this act, which shall identify some reasonable accommodations addressing medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions that must be provided to a job applicant or employee affected by these known limitations, unless the employer can demonstrate that doing so would impose an undue hardship.
SECTION   6. Nothing in this act shall be construed to preempt, limit, diminish or otherwise affect any other provision of federal, state, or local law relating to discrimination based on sex or pregnancy, or to invalidate or limit the remedies, rights, and procedures of any federal, state, or local law that provides greater or equal protection for employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions.
SECTION   7.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. BERNSTEIN spoke in favor of 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 52; Nays 50

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Anderson               Anthony                Bales
Bamberg                Bernstein              Brown
Caskey                 Clary                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Forrest                Funderburk
Gilliard               Govan                  Hart
Hayes                  Henegan                Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Jefferson
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Lucas                  Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              Murphy
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Ridgeway               M. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Taylor
Thigpen                Wheeler                Whipper
Williams

Total--52

Those who voted in the negative are:

Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Ballentine             Bedingfield            Bennett
Blackwell              Bradley                Burns
Chumley                Clemmons               Crawford
Crosby                 Davis                  Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Forrester              Fry                    Gagnon
Hamilton               Hardee                 Henderson
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Huggins                Johnson
Jordan                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
B. Newton              Pitts                  S. Rivers
Ryhal                  Simrill                G. R. Smith
Tallon                 Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Yow

Total--50

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

H. 3864--AMENDED AND 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.

Rep. BERNSTEIN proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3864 (COUNCIL\ZW\3864C001.GGS.ZW17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 56-5-6410(4), as contained in SECTION 1, Page 3, Lines 1-17, by striking item 4 and inserting :
/   (4)   If a child is at least one year of age but less than six years of age and weighs more than eighty pounds, the child may be restrained in an adult safety belt. If a child less than six years of age can sit with his back straight against the vehicle seat back cushion, with his knees bent over the vehicle's seat edge without slouching, the child may be seated in the regular back seat and secured by an adult safety belt. A child at least eight years of age or at least fifty-seven inches tall may be restrained in an adult safety belt if the child can be secured properly by an adult safety seat belt. A child is properly secured by an adult safety seat belt when:

(a)   the lap belt fits across the child's thighs and hips and not across the abdomen;

(b)   the shoulder belt crosses the center of the child's chest and not the neck; and

(c)   the child is able to sit with his back straight against the vehicle seat back cushion with his knees bent over the vehicle's seat edge without slouching.   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. BERNSTEIN 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 75; Nays 28

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Anderson               Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bamberg                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bradley                Brown
Caskey                 Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Fry                    Funderburk
Gilliard               Govan                  Hardee
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              King                   Kirby
Knight                 Lucas                  McCoy
McEachern              V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Simrill                J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Taylor
Thigpen                West                   Wheeler
Whipper                Williams               Yow

Total--75

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bedingfield            Bennett                Burns
Chumley                Forrest                Forrester
Gagnon                 Hamilton               Hill
Hiott                  Johnson                Jordan
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Magnuson               Martin                 McCravy
D. C. Moss             Pitts                  Ryhal
G. R. Smith            Tallon                 Thayer
Toole                  White                  Whitmire
Willis

Total--28

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

H. 3744--REJECTED

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.

Rep. G. M. SMITH spoke in favor of the Bill.

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 41; Nays 56

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Anderson               Anthony                Atkinson
Bales                  Bamberg                Bernstein
Brown                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cole                   Delleney               Funderburk
Govan                  Hart                   Hayes
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hixon                  Hosey                  Howard
Jefferson              Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Lowe
Lucas                  Martin                 McEachern
Norrell                Ott                    Pitts
Ridgeway               G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith
West                   Wheeler                White
Williams               Yow

Total--41

Those who voted in the negative are:

Arrington              Ballentine             Bedingfield
Bennett                Blackwell              Bradley
Burns                  Caskey                 Chumley
Clary                  Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Collins                Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Forrest                Forrester
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Hamilton
Hardee                 Henderson              Hill
Hiott                  Huggins                Long
Magnuson               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Parks                  M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Whitmire               Willis

Total--56

So, the Bill was rejected.

STATEMENT FOR THE JOURNAL

I abstained from voting on H. 3744 due to a potential or perceived conflict of interest.

Rep. Todd Atwater

STATEMENT FOR THE HOUSE JOURNAL
ABSTENTION FROM VOTING
BASED ON POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST

In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on H. 3744 because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal of this date:

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is that a potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

Rep. John McCravy

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

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

H. 4033--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 4033 (Word version) -- Reps. Hixon, Taylor, Blackwell, Clyburn, Allison, Daning, Yow, Erickson, B. Newton, Bennett, Arrington, Murphy, Crawford and Clemmons: 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.

The Committee on Education and Public Works proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 4033 (COUNCIL\CM\4033C002. GT.CM17):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting Section 56-5-1535(A)(1), as contained on lines 6 through 17 on page 2, and inserting:
/(1)   'Highway work zone' means an area of a roadway, bridge, shoulder, median, or associated right of way, where construction, maintenance, utility work, accident response, or other incident response is being performed. The work zone must be marked by signs, channeling devices, barriers, pavement markings, or work vehicles, and extends from the first traffic control device erected for purposes of controlling the flow of motor vehicles through the work zone, including signs reducing the normal speed limit, to the 'END ROAD WORK' sign or the last temporary traffic control device. The signs, channeling devices, barriers, pavement markings, or work vehicles must meet state Department of Transportation standards, the provisions of Section 56-5-4700, or National Fire Protection (NFPA) standards, and must be installed properly. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by deleting Section 56-5-1535(D)(1), as contained on lines 18 through 23 on page 3, and inserting:
/(D)(1)   A person who commits the offense of endangerment of a highway worker where the highway worker suffers no physical injury is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one thousand dollars and not less than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than thirty days, or both. Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 22-3-540, 22-3-545, 22-3-550, and 14-25-65, an offense punishable under this subitem may be tried in magistrates or municipal court. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by deleting Section 56-5-1535(F), as contained on lines 11 through 19 on page 4, and inserting:
/(F)     Any fine imposed pursuant to this section is mandatory and may not be waived or reduced. Sixty-five percent of the fine must be remitted to the Treasurer and deposited in a special account, separate and apart from the general fund, designated for use by the Department of Public Safety to be used for work zone enforcement. Twenty-five percent of the fine must be deposited in the State Highway Fund and designated for use by the Department of Transportation to hire off-duty state, county, or municipal police officers to monitor construction or maintenance zones. Ten percent of the fine must be remitted to the county governing body in which the charge was disposed, or the municipality if the charge was disposed in municipal court.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

Reps. HIXON and G. M. SMITH proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to H. 4033 (COUNCIL\CM\4033C006.GT.CM17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/SECTION   1.   Section 56-5-1535 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 56-5-1535.   (A)   It is unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle in a highway work zone at a speed in excess of the speed limit set and posted by signs. A person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than seventy-five nor more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both. A person commits endangerment of a highway worker if the person is operating a motor vehicle within a highway work zone at anytime one or more highway workers are in the highway work zone and in proximity to the area where the act or omission occurs and the person:

(1)   drives through or around a work zone in any lane not clearly designated for use by motor vehicles traveling through or around a work zone; or

(2)   fails to obey traffic control devices erected for the purpose of controlling the flow of motor vehicles through the work zone for any reason other than:

(a)   an emergency;

(b)   the avoidance of an obstacle; or

(c)   the protection of the health and safety of another person.

(B)   A 'highway work zone' is the area between the first sign that informs motorists of the existence of the work zone on the highway and the last sign that informs motorists of the end of the work zone. (1)   A person who violates the endangerment of a highway worker provision where the highway worker suffers no physical injury must be fined not more than one thousand dollars and not less than five hundred dollars.

(2)   A person who violates the endangerment of a highway worker provision where the highway worker suffers physical injury and the violation was the sole proximate cause of the injury must be fined not more than two thousand dollars and not less than one thousand dollars.

(3)   A person who violates the endangerment of a highway worker provision where the highway worker suffers great bodily injury, as defined in Section 56-5-2945(B), and the violation was the sole proximate cause of the injury must be fined not more than five thousand dollars and not less than two thousand dollars.

(C)   The penalty imposed by this section applies only:

(1)   if a sign is posted at the beginning of the active work zone that states 'WORK ZONE $200 FINE AND 30 DAYS IMPRISONMENT FOR SPEEDING';

(2)   to the area between the posted sign and the 'END CONSTRUCTION' sign. Signs may be posted at the discretion of the Department of Transportation in the highway work zones designed to comply with work zone traffic control standards contained in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices published by the Federal Highway Administration.

A person who violates Section 56-5-1535(A) must have two points assessed against his motor vehicle operating record or four points assessed against his motor vehicle operating record if an injury to the highway worker occurred at the time of the incident and the violation is the sole proximate cause of the injury.

(D)   Any fine imposed pursuant to this section is mandatory and may not be waived or reduced below the minimum as provided in subsection (B). Sixty-five percent of the fine must be remitted to the Treasurer and deposited in a special account, separate and apart from the general fund, designated for use by the Department of Public Safety to be used for work zone enforcement. Twenty-five percent of the fine must be deposited in the State Highway Fund and designated for use by the Department of Transportation to hire off-duty state, county, or municipal police officers to monitor construction or maintenance zones. Ten percent of the fine must be remitted to the county governing body in which the charge was disposed, or the municipality if the charge was disposed in municipal court.

(E)   No person shall be cited for endangerment of a highway worker for any act or omission otherwise constituting a violation under this section if the act or omission results, in whole or in part, from mechanical failure of the person's motor vehicle or from the negligence of a highway worker or another person.

(F)   For purposes of this section:

(1)   'Highway work zone' means an area of a roadway, bridge, shoulder, median, or associated right of way, where construction, maintenance, utility work, accident response, or other incident response is being performed. The work zone must be marked by signs, channeling devices, barriers, pavement markings, or work vehicles, and extends from the first traffic control device erected for purposes of controlling the flow of motor vehicles through the work zone, including signs reducing the normal speed limit, to the 'END ROAD WORK' sign or the last temporary traffic control device. The signs, channeling devices, barriers, pavement markings, or work vehicles must meet state Department of Transportation standards, the provisions of Section 56-5-4700, or National Fire Protection (NFPA) standards, and must be installed properly.

(2)   'Highway worker' means a person who is required to perform work in highway work zones, including:

(a)   a person who performs maintenance, repair, or construction;

(b)   a person who operates a truck, loader, or other equipment;

(c)   a person who performs any other related maintenance work, as required;

(d)   a public safety officer who enforces work zone-related transportation management or traffic control;

(e)   a law enforcement officer who conducts traffic control or enforcement operations; and

(f)   an officer or firefighter, an emergency medical services provider, or any other authorized person who removes hazards or who responds to accidents and other incidents.

(G)   Magistrates and municipal court judges have exclusive jurisdiction pursuant to this section."
SECTION   2.   Section 56-1-720 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 56-1-720.   There is established a point system for the evaluation of the operating record of persons to whom a license to operate motor vehicles has been granted and for the determination of the continuing qualifications of these persons for the privileges granted by the license to operate motor vehicles. The system shall have as its basic element a graduated scale of points assigning relative values to the various violations in accordance with the following schedule:

VIOLATION                             POINTS

Reckless driving                             6

Passing stopped school bus                   6

Hit-and-run, property damages only             6

Driving too fast for conditions, or speeding:

(1)   No more than 10 m.p.h. above the posted limits

2

(2)   More than 10 m.p.h. but less than 25

m.p.h. above the posted limits           4

(3)   25 m.p.h. or above the posted limits       6

Disobedience of any official traffic control device

4

Disobedience to officer directing traffic         4

Failing to yield right-of-way                   4

Driving on wrong side of road                 4

Passing unlawfully                           4

Turning unlawfully                           4

Driving through or within safety zone           4

Failing to give signal or giving improper

signal for stopping, turning, or

suddenly decreased speed                   4

Shifting lanes without safety precaution         2

Improper dangerous parking                   2

Following too closely                         4

Failing to dim lights                         2

Operating with improper lights                 2

Operating with improper brakes               4

Operating a vehicle in unsafe condition         2

Driving in improper lane                     2

Improper backing                           2

Endangerment of a highway worker, no injury

2

Endangerment of a highway worker, injury results

4"
SECTION   3.   Section 56-5-1536 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION   4.   The repeal or amendment by this act of any law, whether temporary or permanent or civil or criminal, does not affect pending actions, rights, duties, or liabilities founded thereon, or alter, discharge, release or extinguish any penalty, forfeiture, or liability incurred under the repealed or amended law, unless the repealed or amended provision shall so expressly provide. After the effective date of this act, all laws repealed or amended by this act must be taken and treated as remaining in full force and effect for the purpose of sustaining any pending or vested right, civil action, special proceeding, criminal prosecution, or appeal existing as of the effective date of this act, and for the enforcement of rights, duties, penalties, forfeitures, and liabilities as they stood under the repealed or amended laws.
SECTION   5.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

Rep. ATWATER proposed the following Amendment No. 3 to H. 4033 (COUNCIL\AHB\4033C001.BH.AHB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/   SECTION   ___.   A.   Section 56-1-720 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 56-1-720.   There is established a point system for the evaluation of the operating record of persons to whom a license to operate motor vehicles has been granted and for the determination of the continuing qualifications of these persons for the privileges granted by the license to operate motor vehicles. The system shall have as its basic element a graduated scale of points assigning relative values to the various violations in accordance with the following schedule:

VIOLATION                   POINTS

Reckless driving                     6

Passing stopped school bus           6

Hit-and-run, property damages only     6

Driving too fast for conditions,

or speeding:

(1)   No more than 10 m.p.h. above

the posted limits                 2

(2)   More than 10 m.p.h. but less

than 25 m.p.h. above the

posted limits                   4

(3)   25 m.p.h. or above the posted

limits                         6

Disobedience of any official traffic

control device                     4

Disobedience to officer

directing traffic                   4

Failing to yield right of way           4

Driving on wrong side of road         4

Passing unlawfully                   4

Turning unlawfully                   4

Driving through or within safety

zone                             4

Failing to give signal or giving

improper signal for stopping,

turning, or suddenly decreased

speed                           4

Shifting lanes without safety

precaution                       2

Improper dangerous parking           2

Following too closely                 4

Failing to dim lights                 2

Operating with improper lights         2

Operating with improper brakes       4

Operating a vehicle in unsafe

condition                         2

Driving in improper lane             2"

B.     Section 56-5-2150 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 56-5-2150.   (a)(A)   No person shall turn a vehicle or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety nor without giving an appropriate signal as provided for in this section.

(b)(B)   A signal of intention to turn or move right or left when required shall be given continuously during not less than the last one hundred feet traveled by the vehicle before turning.

(c)(C)   No person shall stop or suddenly decrease the speed of a vehicle without first giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided herein to the driver of any vehicle immediately to the rear when there is opportunity to give such signal.

(d)(D)   The signals required on vehicles by subsection (b)(B) of Section 56-5-2180, shall not be flashed on one side only on a disabled vehicle, flashed as a courtesy or 'do pass' signal to operators of other vehicles approaching from the rear, nor be flashed on one side only of a parked vehicle except as may be necessary for compliance with this section.

(E)   A person who violates the provisions of this section must be fined twenty-five dollars, all or part of which may not be suspended. In addition no court costs, assessments, surcharges, or points may be assessed against the person or his driving record."

C.   The repeal or amendment by this SECTION of any law, whether temporary or permanent or civil or criminal, does not affect pending actions, rights, duties, or liabilities founded thereon, or alter, discharge, release or extinguish any penalty, forfeiture, or liability incurred under the repealed or amended law, unless the repealed or amended provision shall so expressly provide. After the effective date of this SECTION, all laws repealed or amended by this SECTION must be taken and treated as remaining in full force and effect for the purpose of sustaining any pending or vested right, civil action, special proceeding, criminal prosecution, or appeal existing as of the effective date of this SECTION, and for the enforcement of rights, duties, penalties, forfeitures, and liabilities as they stood under the repealed or amended laws.   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. ATWATER explained the amendment.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. MURPHY raised the Point of Order that under Rule 9.3 Amendment No. 3 to H. 4033 was out of order in that it was not germane to the Bill.
Rep. ATWATER spoke to the Point of Order.
The SPEAKER overruled the Point of Order stating that Amendment No. 3 and the Bill both dealt with traffic offenses and penalties for traffic offenses. He ruled that Amendment No. 3 was germane to the Bill.

The amendment was then adopted.

The Committee on Education and Public Works proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 4033 (COUNCIL\CM\4033C002. GT.CM17), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting Section 56-5-1535(A)(1), as contained on lines 6 through 17 on page 2, and inserting:
/(1)   'Highway work zone' means an area of a roadway, bridge, shoulder, median, or associated right of way, where construction, maintenance, utility work, accident response, or other incident response is being performed. The work zone must be marked by signs, channeling devices, barriers, pavement markings, or work vehicles, and extends from the first traffic control device erected for purposes of controlling the flow of motor vehicles through the work zone, including signs reducing the normal speed limit, to the 'END ROAD WORK' sign or the last temporary traffic control device. The signs, channeling devices, barriers, pavement markings, or work vehicles must meet state Department of Transportation standards, the provisions of Section 56-5-4700, or National Fire Protection (NFPA) standards, and must be installed properly. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by deleting Section 56-5-1535(D)(1), as contained on lines 18 through 23 on page 3, and inserting:
/(D)(1)   A person who commits the offense of endangerment of a highway worker where the highway worker suffers no physical injury is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one thousand dollars and not less than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than thirty days, or both. Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 22-3-540, 22-3-545, 22-3-550, and 14-25-65, an offense punishable under this subitem may be tried in magistrates or municipal court. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by deleting Section 56-5-1535(F), as contained on lines 11 through 19 on page 4, and inserting:
/(F)     Any fine imposed pursuant to this section is mandatory and may not be waived or reduced. Sixty-five percent of the fine must be remitted to the Treasurer and deposited in a special account, separate and apart from the general fund, designated for use by the Department of Public Safety to be used for work zone enforcement. Twenty-five percent of the fine must be deposited in the State Highway Fund and designated for use by the Department of Transportation to hire off-duty state, county, or municipal police officers to monitor construction or maintenance zones. Ten percent of the fine must be remitted to the county governing body in which the charge was disposed, or the municipality if the charge was disposed in municipal court.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. DANING 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 98; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--98

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3566--DEBATE ADJOURNED

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.

Rep. LOWE moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, April 5, which was agreed to.

H. 3790--DEBATE ADJOURNED

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.

Rep. ERICKSON moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, April 5, which was agreed to.

H. 3824--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

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.

The Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3824 (COUNCIL\VR\3824C001.CC.VR17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, Section 44-53-1645, page 2, by striking Section 44-53-1645(B)(3) and inserting:
/ (3)     a practitioner prescribing a Schedule II controlled substance for a patient with whom the practitioner has an established relationship for the treatment of a chronic condition; however, the practitioner must review the patient's controlled substance history maintained in the prescription monitoring program at least every three months; /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.
Rep. PARKS 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 97; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--97

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. COBB-HUNTER moved that the House recur to the morning hour, which was agreed to.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4080 (Word version) -- Reps. Yow, Henegan, Lucas, 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, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, 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 and Willis: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CELEBRATE THE ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY OF THE LATE DIZZY GILLESPIE AND HONOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF JAZZ, TO COMMEND THE TOWN OF CHERAW ON ITS SPONSORSHIP OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA JAZZ FESTIVAL, AND TO DECLARE OCTOBER 21, 2017, DIZZY GILLESPIE DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4081 (Word version) -- Reps. Robinson-Simpson, 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, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND APPLAUD THE ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INCORPORATED, FOR ITS MANY YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4082 (Word version) -- Reps. Henegan, Hayes, 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, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CELEBRATE THE JOYOUS OCCASION OF THE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEW ST. MATTHEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH AND TO CONGRATULATE AND COMMEND REVEREND FRANKLIN WASHINGTON AND THE CONGREGATION FOR THEIR YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE BENNETTSVILLE COMMUNITY.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4083 (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 REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF JAMES LEIGH "JAMIE" LEVENTIS OF RICHLAND COUNTY, AND TO EXTEND DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS LOVING FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4084 (Word version) -- Reps. Ballentine, Huggins, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, 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, 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 DR. GREGORY C. "GREG" OWINGS, PRINCIPAL OF DUTCH FORK HIGH SCHOOL, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AFTER FORTY-FOUR YEARS AS AN EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATOR, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4085 (Word version) -- Reps. M. Rivers, 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, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT OF THE ORIGINAL GULLAH FESTIVAL OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO EXPRESS APPRECIATION FOR ITS MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTIONS IN RETAINING THE HISTORIC GULLAH CULTURE AND FOR ITS ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE'S TOURISM INDUSTRY.
The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4086 (Word version) -- Reps. M. Rivers, Erickson, Bowers, Bradley, Herbkersman, W. Newton, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, 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, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR SCOTT ALLEN GIBBS, BENEFITS INTEGRITY CLAIMS SPECIALIST FOR THE BEAUFORT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT, TO EXTEND DEEP APPRECIATION FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO OFFER BEST WISHES FOR A SATISFYING AND REWARDING RETIREMENT.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4087 (Word version) -- Reps. Parks, McCravy, Pitts, 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, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR MT. TABERNACLE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, INC., (HEADQUARTERS) AND ST. LUKE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH AND TO CONGRATULATE PRESIDING BISHOP ROOSEVELT WILLIAMS AND THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION AS THEY DEDICATE THEIR NEW WORSHIP FACILITY.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4088 (Word version) -- Reps. Henegan, Hayes, 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, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CELEBRATE THE JOYOUS OCCASION OF THE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST CHURCH.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4089 (Word version) -- Reps. Taylor, Allison, Cobb-Hunter, Sottile, Knight, Elliott, Stringer, Bradley, Cogswell, Collins, Willis, Felder, West, Bennett, Brown, Daning, Alexander, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cole, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Erickson, 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, 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, Spires, Stavrinakis, Tallon, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR GARY S. GLENN, INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT, TO EXTEND DEEP APPRECIATION FOR HIS MORE THAN FORTY-FOUR YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO OFFER BEST WISHES FOR A SATISFYING AND REWARDING RETIREMENT.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4090 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford, J. E. Smith, 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, 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 CONGRATULATE THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM AND COACHES FOR WINNING THE 2017 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP AND CAPTURING ITS FIRST NCAA TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

H. 4091 (Word version) -- Rep. Sandifer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-13-230, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE PIONEER RURAL WATER DISTRICT OF OCONEE AND ANDERSON COUNTIES, SO AS TO ABOLISH THE EXISTING FIVE-MEMBER BOARD AND TERMINATE THE TERMS OF ITS MEMBERS, TO RECONSTITUTE THE BOARD TO CONSIST OF SEVEN MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, TO PROVIDE THREE OF THE MEMBERS MUST RESIDE IN OCONEE COUNTY AND TWO MEMBERS MUST RESIDE IN ANDERSON COUNTY, TO PROVIDE ALL MEMBERS MUST RESIDE IN THE SERVICE AREA OF THE DISTRICT, TO PROVIDE THE MEMBERS SERVE SIX-YEAR TERMS AND UNTIL THEIR SUCCESSORS ARE APPOINTED AND QUALIFIED, TO PROVIDE FOR THE STAGGERING OF TERMS, TO REQUIRE THE RECONSTITUTED BOARD TO IMMEDIATELY MEET AFTER APPOINTMENT TO ORGANIZE AND ELECT OFFICERS, AND TO PROVIDE THE MANNER OF FILLING VACANCIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 6-13-240, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DISTRICT MAY NOT CONSTRUCT A WATER TREATMENT FACILITY UNLESS IT CAN PROVE BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE THAT NO OTHER FEASIBLE OPTION IS AVAILABLE THAT IS ABLE TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF ITS SERVICE AREA.
Rep. SANDIFER asked unanimous consent to have the Bill placed on the Calendar without reference.
Rep. HILL objected.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4092 (Word version) -- Reps. Bedingfield, Fry, Henderson and Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-115 SO AS TO REQUIRE MEDICAID HEALTH PLANS TO ENSURE ACCESS TO APPROPRIATE CLINICAL SERVICES FOR THE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF OPIOID USE DISORDERS, INCLUDING ACCESS TO MEDICATIONS.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4093 (Word version) -- Reps. Collins and J. E. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "EMPLOYMENT FIRST INITIATIVE ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 5 TO TITLE 41 SO AS TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS, TO ESTABLISH POLICIES SUPPORTIVE OF COMPETITIVE AND INTEGRATED EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, TO CREATE RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR STATE AGENCIES AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE, TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA EMPLOYMENT FIRST OVERSIGHT COMMISSION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION, FUNCTION, AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4094 (Word version) -- Reps. Erickson, Collins, Bernstein and B. Newton: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CHILD PROTECTION AND PERMANENCY DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CHILD VICTIM OF SEX TRAFFICKING OR SEVERE FORMS OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS IS A VICTIM OF CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

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

RETURNED WITH CONCURRENCE

The Senate returned to the House with concurrence the following:

H. 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.

H. 4026 (Word version) -- Reps. Kirby, 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, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE MEMORY OF DR. RONALD E. MCNAIR, RENOWNED PHYSICIST AND ASTRONAUT WHO LOST HIS LIFE IN THE CHALLENGER SPACE SHUTTLE TRAGEDY, AND TO DECLARE OCTOBER 21, 2017, "DR. RONALD E. MCNAIR DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

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

ADJOURNMENT

At 6:05 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. ARRINGTON, adjourned in memory of Mary Pearson of Dorchester, to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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