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

NO. 67

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
(STATEWIDE SESSION)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

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

Our thought for today is from Psalm 118:1: "O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His steadfast love endures forever."

Let us pray. Good and gracious God, we give You thanks for directing our lives. Give us strength so we may be able to serve the people You have placed in our care as Representatives. Lead them to accomplish great deeds and greater lives so all people in South Carolina may flourish. Bestow Your blessings on these people and the Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, staff, and all who strive to do the best works possible. Protect our first responders and those who defend us at home and abroad. Heal the wounds, those seen and those hidden, of our women and men who suffer and sacrifice for our freedom. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayers. Amen.

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

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

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. HENEGAN moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Ella Shantrica Lowery, which was agreed to.

SILENT PRAYER

The House stood in silent prayer for the family and friends of the late Ella Shantrica Lowery, and pray that her daughter, Iyana Lowery, is found and safely returned. The House also stood in silent prayer for the Bright family and all the citizens of Bennettsville.

SILENT PRAYER

The House stood in silent prayer for Representative Parks and her family.

SILENT PRAYER

The House stood in silent prayer for the family and friends of former Representative and Congressman Ed Young.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4306 (Word version) -- Reps. Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR BRIGGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF FLORENCE COUNTY FOR ITS WORTHY STANDARDS IN EDUCATION AND TO CONGRATULATE STUDENTS, PARENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF, INCLUDING MS. CAUSEY'S THIRD GRADE CLASS, ON THEIR FINE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR.

The Resolution was adopted.

ROLL CALL

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

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              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                  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               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                  Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total Present--116

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. Anthony E. Harris of Aiken was the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

In accordance with House Rule 5.2 below:

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

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4304 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
05/10/17   MURPHY

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4307 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
05/10/17   CROSBY

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

R. 51, H. 3516--ORDERED PRINTED IN THE JOURNAL

The SPEAKER ordered the following Veto printed in the Journal:

May 9, 2017
The Honorable James H. "Jay" Lucas
South Carolina House of Representatives
State House, Second Floor
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:

I am hereby vetoing and returning without my approval R. 51, H. 3516 (Word version), a bill that raises the state gas tax in an effort to address the needs of South Carolina's roads, bridges and highways. I am vetoing this bill because it represents the single largest tax increase in our state's history, and places its greatest burden on South Carolina's working families, young workers and senior citizens. Moreover, this increased levy would be unnecessary if the General Assembly would use existing gas tax revenues more efficiently, without diverting them to non-road agencies, non-priority roads and office overhead.
Members of the General Assembly are right to make fixing our roads a priority, and I strongly agree that South Carolina's infrastructure - including our port, roads and rail - represents a vital engine of our economic growth. Unfortunately, this year, as in recent years, the first and last solution embraced by the legislature is yet another tax on the people, many of whom cannot bear the burden of existing taxes. Requiring South Carolinians to pay more than 70% in additional taxes at the fuel pump is not reform; rather, it is an oversimplified, misguided and ineffective solution to systemic problems of long standing which require thoughtful analysis, restructuring, transparency and prioritization. Clearly, our roads must have additional funding, but this is not the right or necessary way to get it. This is not "legislating" in the proper sense of that word; it is an act of capitulation. Moreover, the income tax breaks in this bill, if utilized, are grossly insufficient to offset the massive liability our citizens will shoulder in the coming years. Also, they are too cumbersome for most families, they further clutter our tax code with yet more exemptions and deductions and - unlike the tax increases - they are temporary.
As stewards of our state's infrastructure, we have a duty to refurbish our roads, and I stand ready to work with the General Assembly to do so. I propose that we enact much-needed reforms at the Department of Transportation (DOT) which will create a long-term funding solution. Under the current system, over one-fourth of gas tax revenues never make it to the pavement in the first place; they are diverted to state agencies for overhead at DOT and other costs. The rest of these funds are spent through an inefficient, complex system of political influence and parochial patronage that fails to address our urgent needs and priorities; that is, most of the money is spent on lightly and rarely travelled roads.
It is a disservice to taxpayers to raise gas taxes for a dysfunctional system while promising efficiency, accountability and progress from that same system. For the foregoing reasons, I am respectfully vetoing R. 51, H. 3516 and returning the same without my signature.

Yours very truly,
Henry McMaster
Governor

R. 51, H. 3516--GOVERNOR'S VETO OVERRIDDEN

The Veto on the following Act was taken up:

(R. 51) H. 3516 (Word version) -- Reps. Simrill, Lucas, White, G. M. Smith, Pope, Stringer, W. Newton, Bales, Clary, Cole, Delleney, Herbkersman, Hixon, Sandifer, Douglas, Knight, Erickson, Henegan, Ridgeway, Williams, Jefferson, Ott, Govan, Henderson, V. S. Moss, Martin, Spires, Funderburk, D. C. Moss, Brown, Whipper, Cobb-Hunter, Felder, Bernstein, J. E. Smith, Clemmons, Clyburn, Daning, Cogswell, Davis, B. Newton, Anthony, Crosby, S. Rivers, Thigpen, Hosey, Murphy, Hardee, Weeks, King, Sottile and Anderson: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 57-11-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT OF FUNDS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO CREATE THE INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE TRUST FUND; TO AMEND SECTION 12-28-310, RELATING TO THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE, SO AS TO PHASE-IN AN INCREASE OF TWELVE CENTS ON THE FEE OVER SIX YEARS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-11-410 AND 56-11-450, BOTH RELATING TO THE ROAD TAX, SO AS TO INCREASE THE ROAD TAX IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-620, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BIENNIAL REGISTRATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, SO AS TO INCREASE THE FEE FOR THE REGISTRATION; BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-627 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF AN INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE FEE UPON FIRST REGISTERING ANY VEHICLE AND CERTAIN OTHER ITEMS IN THIS STATE AND TO SPECIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE FEE IS CALCULATED, CREDITED, AND ADMINISTERED; BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-645 SO AS TO IMPOSE A ROAD USE FEE ON CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES THAT OPERATE ON FUEL THAT IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2110, RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM SALES TAX, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM TAX ON CERTAIN ITEMS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE STATE SALES TAX, SO AS TO EXEMPT ANY ITEM SUBJECT TO THE INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE FEE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-1710, RELATING TO THE CASUAL EXCISE TAX, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MOTOR VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE TAX; TO REPEAL SECTION 12-36-2647 RELATING TO THE CREDITING OF CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE TAX REVENUES; TO AMEND ARTICLE 23, CHAPTER 37, TITLE 12, RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIERS, SO AS TO DEFINE TERMS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ARTICLE DOES NOT APPLY TO A SMALL COMMERCIAL VEHICLE, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN VEHICLES ARE ASSESSED AND APPORTIONED BASED ON A ROAD USE FEE INSTEAD OF PROPERTY TAXES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ROAD USE FEE IS DUE AT THE SAME TIME AS REGISTRATION FEES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE ROAD USE FEE, AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN SEMITRAILERS, TRAILERS, LARGE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES, AND BUSES FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-376, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE A REGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR LARGE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES AND BUSES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-120, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-610, RELATING TO THE PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-660, RELATING TO REGISTRATION FEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FEES FOR LICENSING AND REGISTRATION AND THE ROAD USE FEE MAY BE CREDITED OR PRORATED IF THE FEE EXCEEDS FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS INSTEAD OF EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS, AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-620, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE IMPOSITION OF LOCAL FEES, SO AS TO APPORTION CERTAIN LICENSE FEES AND TAXES; BY ADDING SECTION 12-37-2600 SO AS TO EXEMPT MOTOR CARRIERS FROM AD VALOREM TAXES ON LARGE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES AND BUSES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2610, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TAX YEAR FOR MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2650, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF TAX NOTICES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-28-2355, RELATING TO INSPECTION FEE REVENUES, SO AS TO DELETE A PROVISION THAT CREDITED THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WITH TEN PERCENT OF THE REVENUES; TO REPEAL SECTION 12-28-530 RELATING TO THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE ON FUEL INVENTORY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-28-2740, RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE TO COUNTIES, SO AS TO ALLOW FOR CERTAIN ADDITIONAL ALLOCATIONS, AND TO DISTRIBUTE ADDITIONAL REVENUES TO EACH COUNTY; BY ADDING SECTION 57-1-380 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PREPARE A TRANSPORTATION ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM; TO AMEND SECTION 11-43-167, RELATING TO FEES AND FINES CREDITED TO THE STATE HIGHWAY FUND, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO REDUCE CERTAIN AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED TO THE STATE-FUNDED RESURFACING PROGRAM; TO REPEAL SECTION 11-43-165 RELATING TO A TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BANK; BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3780 SO AS TO ALLOW FOR A REFUNDABLE INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR CERTAIN PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE ON A PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE, AND TO SPECIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CREDIT IS CALCULATED AND OFFSET; BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-240 SO AS TO CREATE THE SAFETY MAINTENANCE ACCOUNT TO OFFSET THE AMOUNT OF THE PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE CREDIT; BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3632 SO AS TO PHASE- IN A CREDIT EQUAL TO ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF ANY EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT ALLOWED; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3330, RELATING TO THE TWO-WAGE EARNER CREDIT, SO AS TO PHASE-IN AN INCREASE IN THE MULTIPLIER THAT DETERMINES THE MAXIMUM CREDIT AMOUNT; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3385, RELATING TO THE INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR TUITION, SO AS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT FOR BOTH FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS AND TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM PROPERTY TAX, SO AS TO PHASE IN AN EXEMPTION OF A PERCENTAGE OF MANUFACTURING PROPERTY; TO REPEAL SECTION 57-1-460 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY'S EVALUATION AND APPROVAL OF ROUTINE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, AND EMERGENCY REPAIRS; TO REPEAL SECTION 57-1-470 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION'S REVIEW OF ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND EMERGENCY REPAIR REQUESTS APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-310, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE COMMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO ADD AN AT-LARGE MEMBER AND TO SPECIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE MEMBERS ARE APPROVED; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-325, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SUBMISSION OF TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT APPOINTMENTS, SO AS TO SPECIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION MAY APPROVE THE APPOINTEE; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-340, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE OATH OF OFFICE FOR A COMMISSION MEMBER, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE; TO REPEAL ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 57 RELATING TO THE JOINT TRANSPORTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-350, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE RULES AND PROCEDURES OF THE COMMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF SIX REGULAR MEETINGS ANNUALLY, TO PROHIBIT A MEMBER FROM BEING INVOLVED IN THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT, AND TO PROHIBIT A MEMBER FROM HAVING AN INTEREST IN A GRANT OR AWARD OF THE DEPARTMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-360, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO REQUIRE ALL FINAL AUDIT REPORTS BE PUBLISHED ON THE WEBSITE MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND THE STATE AUDITOR; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-430, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE SECRETARY TO PREPARE AND PUBLISH CERTAIN ANNUAL REPORTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-330, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE.

Rep. LUCAS explained the Veto.
Rep. CASKEY spoke against the Veto.
Rep. RUTHERFORD spoke against the Veto.
Rep. ARRINGTON spoke against the Veto.
Rep. HILL spoke in favor of the Veto.
Rep. COLLINS spoke in favor of the Veto.
Rep. GOVAN spoke against 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 95; Nays 18

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--95

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Bedingfield            Bennett
Burns                  Chumley                Collins
Elliott                Hill                   Hiott
Long                   Magnuson               D. C. Moss
Putnam                 Quinn                  G. R. Smith
Taylor                 Thayer                 Willis

Total--18

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

STATEMENT FOR THE JOURNAL

I was on medical leave on May 10, 2017. Due to that leave, I was not present when the House voted to override the Governor's veto on R. 51, H. 3516 (the Roads bill). If I had been present, I would definitely have voted to override the Governor's veto on this very important piece of legislation.

Rep. Bill Sandifer

STATEMENT FOR THE JOURNAL

I was not in the Chambers when the House voted to override the Governor's veto on R. 51, H. 3516 (the Roads bill). For the record, I am against the veto and would have voted to override.

Rep. J. David Weeks

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

RETURNED TO THE SENATE WITH AMENDMENTS

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

S. 562 (Word version) -- Senators McElveen and Johnson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2(A) OF ACT 321 OF 2010, RELATING TO THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE SUMTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TO PROVIDE FOR TWO AT-LARGE MEMBERS OF THE SUMTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE INITIAL APPOINTMENT AND SUBSEQUENT ELECTION OF AT-LARGE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS; AND TO STAGGER THE TERMS OF THE AT-LARGE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.

ORDERED ENROLLED FOR RATIFICATION

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

S. 321 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 14 TO TITLE 56 SO AS TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES THAT REGULATE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RECREATIONAL VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND DEALERS OF RECREATIONAL VEHICLES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-15-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE REGULATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND DEALERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "MOTOR VEHICLE" AND TO DELETE THE TERM "MOTOR HOME" AND ITS DEFINITION; TO REPEAL ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 17, TITLE 31 RELATING TO THE SALE OF TRAVEL TRAILERS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY PROMULGATE REGULATIONS FOR ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 14, TITLE 56.

S. 421 (Word version) -- Fish, Game and Forestry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, RELATING TO GENERAL REGULATIONS; AND ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO SPECIFIC PROPERTIES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4686, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

S. 325 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 43-33-350 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SYSTEM FOR THE HANDICAPPED, TO PROVIDE THAT PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SYSTEM FOR THE HANDICAPPED, SHALL ADMINISTER THE CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; TO REPEAL SECTION 1-11-10(A)(9); AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TRANSITION OF THE PROGRAM'S ADMINISTRATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION.

S. 114 (Word version) -- Senators Bennett and Senn: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTERS 4 AND 6, TITLE 61, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-555 AND SECTION 61-6-2001, RELATING TO SPECIAL AND TEMPORARY PERMITS TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT CERTAIN EVENTS, SO AS TO ALLOW MANUFACTURERS OR PRODUCERS OF BEER, ALE, PORTER, WINE, OR ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS TO DONATE THEIR PRODUCTS AND FURNISH EQUIPMENT AND REPRESENTATIVES TO DISPENSE AND PROMOTE THEIR BEVERAGES TO QUALIFIED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT INTEND TO SELL THESE PRODUCTS AT PERMITTED EVENTS ORGANIZED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION OR OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSE.

S. 275 (Word version) -- Senator Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-1515, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO BREWERIES, SAMPLES AND SALES FOR ON- AND OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A BREWERY BREWING AND SELLING BEER ON ITS LICENSED PREMISES IN THIS STATE MAY APPLY FOR A PERMIT TO SELL ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR BY THE DRINK FOR CONSUMPTION WITHIN A SPECIFIED AREA UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A BREWPUB MAY APPLY FOR A BREWERY PERMIT PROVIDED THAT IT SURRENDERS ITS BREWPUB PERMIT AT THE TIME THE BREWERY PERMIT IS ISSUED.

S. 637 (Word version) -- Senators Talley, Martin, Peeler, Reese and Corbin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-490 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY, TO ADD ANDERSON MILL BAPTIST, D. R. HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL, HOPE, LYMAN ELEMENTARY, AND TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN PRECINCTS; TO REMOVE THE FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST PRECINCT; AND TO REDESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.

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.

S. 61 (Word version) -- Senator Hutto: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-720, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE STATE HEALTH PLAN, SO AS TO ALLOW EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES, AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, OF ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE HEALTH PLAN.

S. 448--RECONSIDERED

Rep. CRAWFORD moved to reconsider the vote whereby the following Bill was given second reading, which was agreed to:

S. 448 (Word version) -- Senators Young, Shealy, Johnson, Climer, Talley and McElveen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-940, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO AUTHORIZED USES OF UNFOUNDED CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORTS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT CHILD FATALITIES OR NEAR FATALITIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1990, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CONFIDENTIALITY OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT RECORDS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT CHILD FATALITIES OR NEAR FATALITIES.

H. 3138--AMENDED AND SENT TO THE SENATE

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3138 (Word version) -- Reps. Stavrinakis, McCoy and Erickson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-550, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SPECIAL PERMITS FOR USE AT FAIRS AND SPECIAL FUNCTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE MAY ISSUE PERMITS TO SELL BEER AND WINE AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ON MULTIPLE DAYS AT A FESTIVAL ON ONE APPLICATION, AND TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR "FESTIVAL"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-2000, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO TEMPORARY PERMITS FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE MAY ISSUE LICENSES TO SELL ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR BY THE DRINK AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ON MULTIPLE DAYS AT A FESTIVAL ON ONE APPLICATION, AND TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION OF "FESTIVAL".

Reps. BANNISTER and STAVRINAKIS proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3138 (COUNCIL\ZW\3138C001.NL.ZW17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding appropriately numbered SECTIONS to read:
/   SECTION   ( ).   Section 61-4-1515(A), as last amended by Act 36 of 2013, is further amended to read:
/   (A)   A brewery licensed permitted in this State is authorized to offer samples of sell beer to consumers on its licensed permitted premises, provided that the beer is brewed on the licensed permitted premises with an alcoholic content of twelve percent by weight, or less, subject to the following conditions:

(1)   sales to or samplings by consumers must be held in conjunction with a tour by the consumer of the licensed permitted premises and the entire brewing process utilized at the licensed permitted premises;

(2)   sales or samplings shall not be offered or made to, or allowed to be offered, made to, or consumed by an intoxicated person or a person who is under the age of twenty-one;

(3)(a)   no more than a total of forty-eight ounces of beer brewed at the licensed permitted premises, including amounts of samples offered and consumed with or without cost, shall be sold to a consumer for on-premises consumption within a twenty-four hour period; and

(b)   of that forty-eight ounces of beer available to be sold to a consumer within a twenty-four hour period, no more than sixteen ounces of beer with an alcoholic weight of above eight percent, including any samples offered and consumed with or without cost, shall be sold to a consumer for on-premises consumption within a twenty-four hour period;

(4)   a brewery must develop and use a system to monitor the amounts and types of beer sampled or sold to a consumer for on-premises consumption;

(5)   a brewery must sell the beer at the licensed permitted premises at a price approximating retail prices generally charged for identical beverages in the county where the licensed permitted premises are located;

(6)   a brewery must remit appropriate taxes to the Department of Revenue for beer sales in an amount equal to and in a manner required for excise taxes assessed by the department. A brewery also must remit appropriate sales and use taxes and local hospitality taxes;

(7)   a brewery must post information that states the alcoholic content by weight of the various types of beer available in the brewery and the penalties for convictions for:

(a)   driving under the influence;

(b)   unlawful transport of an alcoholic container; and

(c)   unlawful transfer of alcohol to minors.
And, the information shall be in signage that must be posted at each entrance, each exit, and in places in a brewery seen during a tour;

(8)   a brewery must provide department or DAODAS approved alcohol enforcement training for the employees who serve beer on the licensed permitted premises to consumers for on-premises consumption, so as to prevent and prohibit unlawful sales, transfer, transport, or consumption of beer by persons who are under the age of twenty-one or who are intoxicated; and

(9)   a brewery must maintain a liquor liability insurance policy or a general liability insurance policy with a liquor liability endorsement in the amount of at least one million dollars for the biennial period for which it is licensed permitted. Within ten days of receiving its biennial license permit, a brewery must send proof of this insurance to the State Law Enforcement Division and to the Department of Revenue, where the proof of insurance information shall be retained with the department's alcohol beverage licensing section.
SECTION   ( ).   Section 61-4-1515(B), as added by Act 223 of 2014, is amended to read:

(B)   In addition to the sampling and sales provisions set forth in subsection (A), a brewery licensed permitted in this State is authorized to sell beer produced on its licensed permitted premises to consumers on site for on-premises consumption within an area of its permitted and licensed premises approved by the rules and regulations of the Department of Health and Environmental Control governing eating and drinking establishments and other food service establishments. These establishments also may apply for a retail on-premises consumption permit for the sale of beer and wine of a producer not produced on the licensed premises that has been purchased from a wholesaler through the three-tier distribution chain set forth in Section 61-4-735 and Section 61-4-940.     /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. BANNISTER explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted by a division vote of 74 to 7.

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 80; Nays 18

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Arrington              Atkinson               Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bedingfield
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bradley                Brown                  Caskey
Clary                  Clyburn                Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Hardee                 Henderson
Hewitt                 Hixon                  Hosey
Howard                 Jefferson              Kirby
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McEachern
McKnight               V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Ryhal                  Simrill
G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                Williams

Total--80

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atwater                Burns                  Chumley
Hayes                  Henegan                Hill
Hiott                  Huggins                Johnson
Jordan                 Loftis                 Long
McCravy                D. C. Moss             G. R. Smith
Whitmire               Willis                 Yow

Total--18

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

RETURNED TO THE SENATE WITH AMENDMENTS

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

S. 179 (Word version) -- Senators Hutto and Hembree: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 19 TO CHAPTER 53, TITLE 44 SO AS TO PROVIDE LIMITED IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION FOR CERTAIN DRUG AND ALCOHOL-RELATED OFFENSES COMMITTED BY A PERSON WHO SEEKS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR ANOTHER PERSON WHO IS EXPERIENCING A DRUG OR ALCOHOL-RELATED OVERDOSE OR BY A PERSON WHO IS EXPERIENCING A DRUG OR ALCOHOL-RELATED OVERDOSE AND SEEKS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, TO ALLOW THE COURT TO CONSIDER AS A MITIGATING FACTOR IN PROCEEDINGS RELATED TO OTHER CRIMINAL OFFENSES WHETHER THE PERSON SOUGHT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR A PERSON EXPERIENCING AN OVERDOSE, TO LIMIT THE IMMUNITY TO ALLOW PROSECUTION OF A PERSON FOR OTHER CRIMES ARISING OUT OF THE DRUG OR ALCOHOL-RELATED OVERDOSE, TO ALLOW FOR ADMISSIBILITY OF CERTAIN EVIDENCE, TO PROVIDE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL IMMUNITY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS RELATING TO THE ARREST OF A PERSON LATER DETERMINED TO QUALIFY FOR LIMITED IMMUNITY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

SENT TO THE SENATE

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

H. 4269 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-501, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN SUMTER COUNTY, SO AS TO ADD NEW PRECINCTS, AND TO REDESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE AND TO CORRECT OUTDATED REFERENCES TO THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.

H. 4268 (Word version) -- Rep. Crawford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-320, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN HORRY COUNTY, SO AS TO REDESIGNATE VARIOUS 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.

H. 3822 (Word version) -- Reps. Fry, Bedingfield, Henderson, Huggins, Johnson, Hewitt, Crawford, Duckworth, Arrington, Allison, Tallon, Hamilton, Felder, Elliott, Jordan, B. Newton, Martin, Erickson, West, Lowe, Ryhal, Atwater, Willis, Jefferson, W. Newton, Bennett, Crosby, Long, Putnam, Cogswell and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-160, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROCESS FOR MAKING CHANGES TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE SCHEDULES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO NOTIFY THE CODE COMMISSIONER OF ADDITIONS, DELETIONS, AND RESCHEDULING OF SUBSTANCES.

S. 448--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 448 (Word version) -- Senators Young, Shealy, Johnson, Climer, Talley and McElveen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-940, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO AUTHORIZED USES OF UNFOUNDED CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORTS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT CHILD FATALITIES OR NEAR FATALITIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1990, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CONFIDENTIALITY OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT RECORDS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT CHILD FATALITIES OR NEAR FATALITIES.

Rep. CRAWFORD moved to reconsider the vote whereby Amendment No. 1 was adopted, which was agreed to.

Rep. CRAWFORD proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 448 (COUNCIL\ZW\448C001.NL.ZW17), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/ SECTION   __.   Section 63-7-40 (G) and (J) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 228 of 2016, is further amended to read:

"(G)   A person who leaves an infant at a safe haven or directs another person to do so must not be prosecuted for any criminal offense on account of such action if:

(1)   the person is a parent of the infant or is acting at the direction of a parent;

(2)   the person leaves the infant in the physical custody of a staff member or an employee of the safe haven; and

(3)   the infant is not more than sixty days one year old or the infant is reasonably determined by the hospital or hospital outpatient facility to be not more than sixty days one year old.

This subsection does not apply to prosecution for the infliction of any harm upon the infant other than the harm inherent in abandonment.

(J)   For purposes of this section:

(1)   'infant' means a person not more than sixty days one year old; and

(2)   'safe haven' means a hospital or hospital outpatient facility, a law enforcement agency, a fire station, an emergency medical services station, or any staffed house of worship during hours when the facility is staffed." /
Amend the bill further by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/   SECTION   __.   Section 63-7-40(K) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

(K)   Annually the department shall submit a report to the General Assembly containing data on infants who come into the custody of the department pursuant to this section. The data must include, but are not limited to, the date, time, and place where the infant was left, the hospital to which the infant was taken, the health of the infant at the time of being admitted to the hospital, disposition and placement of the infant, and, if available, circumstances surrounding the infant being left at the safe haven. The department's report to the General Assembly shall include the number of infants age zero through six months and seven through twelve months as determined to the best of the department's ability. No data in the report may contain identifying information.   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

Rep. CRAWFORD proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to S. 448 (COUNCIL\VR\448C001.CC.VR17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/ SECTION   __.   Section 63-7-40 (G) and (J) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 228 of 2016, is further amended to read:

"(G)   A person who leaves an infant at a safe haven or directs another person to do so must not be prosecuted for any criminal offense on account of such action if:

(1)   the person is a parent of the infant or is acting at the direction of a parent;

(2)   the person leaves the infant in the physical custody of a staff member or an employee of the safe haven; and

(3)   the infant is not more than sixty days one year old or the infant is reasonably determined by the hospital or hospital outpatient facility to be not more than sixty days one year old.

This subsection does not apply to prosecution for the infliction of any harm upon the infant other than the harm inherent in abandonment.

(J)   For purposes of this section:

(1)   'infant' means a person not more than sixty days one year old; and

(2)   'safe haven' means a hospital or hospital outpatient facility, a law enforcement agency, a fire station, an emergency medical services station, or any staffed house of worship during hours when the facility is staffed." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. CRAWFORD 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 109; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Bannister
Bedingfield            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                  Hardee
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
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
West                   Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--109

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

S. 651--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 651 (Word version) -- Senators Grooms, Bennett, Campbell, J. Matthews and Sabb: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-120 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN BERKELEY COUNTY, TO ADD CARNES CROSS ROAD 3, PIMLICO 1, AND PIMLICO 2 PRECINCTS; AND TO REDESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 83; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Brown
Burns                  Chumley                Clary
Cogswell               Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Hewitt                 Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Kirby
Knight                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               D. C. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Ryhal                  Simrill                G. M. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Yow

Total--83

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on S. 651. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Jeff Bradley

OBJECTION TO RECALL

Rep. COBB-HUNTER asked unanimous consent to recall S. 662 (Word version) from the Orangeburg Delegation.
Rep. GOVAN objected.

OBJECTION TO RECALL

Rep. FORRESTER asked unanimous consent to recall S. 185 (Word version) from the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.
Rep. HILL objected.

OBJECTION TO RECALL

Rep. PUTNAM asked unanimous consent to recall H. 3701 (Word version) from the Committee on Judiciary.
Rep. DELLENEY objected.

OBJECTION TO RECALL

Rep. FUNDERBURK asked unanimous consent to recall S. 456 (Word version) from the Committee on Education and Public Works.
Rep. HILL objected.

H. 4003--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

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

Rep. V. S. MOSS explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 98; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bedingfield            Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Finlay
Forrest                Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
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               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Ryhal                  G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Tallon                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Yow

Total--98

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.

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on H. 4003. If I had been present, I would have voted to concur in the Senate's Amendments to the Bill.

Rep. Patsy Knight

H. 3817--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

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

Rep. MURPHY explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 104; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--104

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.

H. 3927--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

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

Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 102; Nays 3


Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--102


Those who voted in the negative are:

Caskey                 Hill                   McCravy

Total--3

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.

H. 3861--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

H. 3861 (Word version) -- Reps. Hixon, Hamilton, Crawford, Sandifer and Hewitt: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-57-120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION TO RECOGNIZE NONRESIDENT REAL ESTATE LICENSES ON ACTIVE STATUS FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS WHICH RECIPROCATE, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT SUCH NONRESIDENT APPLICANTS SEEKING LICENSURE IN THIS STATE FIRST MUST COMPLETE SUCCESSFULLY THE STATE PORTIONS OF THE APPLICABLE EXAMINATIONS.

Rep. HIXON explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 105; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--105

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.

SENT TO THE SENATE

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

H. 3929 (Word version) -- Reps. Hiott, Pitts, Kirby, Forrest, Yow, Sandifer, Atkinson, Hayes, Hixon, V. S. Moss, S. Rivers, Magnuson, Long, Chumley, Burns, Loftis and Gagnon: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-65 SO AS TO ESTABLISH SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REVIEW AND APPEAL OF DECISIONS BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DHEC) REGARDING THE PERMITTING OF CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL ANIMAL FACILITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-1-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO APPEALS FROM DHEC DECISIONS GIVING RISE TO CONTESTED CASES, SO AS TO REVISE AND CLARIFY PROCEDURES FOR REVIEWING PERMITS FOR CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL ANIMAL FACILITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 46-45-60, RELATING TO APPLICABILITY OR LOCAL ORDINANCES TO AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS, SO AS TO CHANGE CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 46-45-80, RELATING TO SETBACK DISTANCES FOR CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL ANIMAL FACILITIES, SO AS TO PROHIBIT DHEC FROM REQUIRING ADDITIONAL SETBACK DISTANCES IF ESTABLISHED DISTANCES ARE ACHIEVED, TO PROHIBIT THE WAIVER OR REDUCTION OF SETBACK DISTANCES IF THEY ARE ACHIEVED, WITH EXCEPTIONS, WITHOUT WRITTEN CONSENT OF ADJOINING PROPERTY OWNERS, AND TO ALLOW DHEC TO REQUIRE CERTAIN BUFFERS.

RETURNED TO THE SENATE WITH AMENDMENTS

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

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.

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

THE HOUSE RESUMES

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

POINT OF QUORUM

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

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE granted Rep. FINLAY a temporary leave of absence.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE granted Rep. D. C. MOSS a leave of absence for the remainder of the day.

S. 692--ADOPTED AND SENT TO SENATE

The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

S. 692 (Word version) -- Senator Leatherman: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT PURSUANT TO SECTION 9, ARTICLE III, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, 1895, WHEN THE RESPECTIVE HOUSES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURN ON THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017, NOT LATER THAN 5:00 P.M., OR ANYTIME EARLIER, EACH HOUSE SHALL STAND ADJOURNED TO MEET IN STATEWIDE SESSION AT 12:00 NOON ON TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017, AND CONTINUE IN STATEWIDE SESSION, IF NECESSARY, UNTIL NOT LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017, FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN SPECIFIED MATTERS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN THE RESPECTIVE HOUSES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURN NOT LATER 12:00 NOON TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL STAND ADJOURNED SINE DIE.

Rep. LUCAS explained the Concurrent Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 104; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Arrington              Atkinson               Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bedingfield
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Caskey                 Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Govan                  Hardee
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Quinn                  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
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--104

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted and sent to the Senate.

COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

May 10, 2017
The Honorable James H. Lucas
Speaker of the House of Representatives
506 Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Mr. Speaker,

Prior to the House of Representatives having adopted the Sine Die Resolution, S. 692, I accepted an invitation to visit Israel in conjunction with President Trump's impending visit to Israel. In as much as my arrangements to travel conflicts with the dates set by the Sine Die Resolution to consider Conference Committee Reports and other matters, I respectfully request leave for the period of May 23, 2017, through May 25, 2017.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Rep. Alan Clemmons
State House District 107

Received as information.

S. 665--ADOPTED AND SENT TO SENATE

The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

S. 665 (Word version) -- Senators Talley, Martin, Peeler and Reese: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE INTERCHANGE OF I-585 AND EAST CAMPUS BOULEVARD, LYING BETWEEN VALLEY FALLS ROAD AND BUSINESS I-85, "TONEY J. LISTER INTERCHANGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS LOCATION CONTAINING THE DESIGNATION.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted and sent to the Senate.

H. 4284--ADOPTED AND SENT TO SENATE

The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

H. 4284 (Word version) -- Reps. Douglas, Delleney and King: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF WALNUT STREET IN THE CITY OF CHESTER FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH SPRING STREET TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH GADSDEN STREET "THE REVEREND JOE H. NEAL WAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS 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. SIMRILL.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

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

H. 3722--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

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

Reps. KING, ALEXANDER, ANDERSON, BAMBERG, BROWN, CLYBURN, DILLARD, GILLIARD, GOVAN, HART, HENEGAN, HOSEY, HOWARD, JEFFERSON, MACK, McEACHERN, McKNIGHT, MITCHELL, PARKS, M. RIVERS, ROBINSON-SIMPSON, RUTHERFORD, THIGPEN, WEEKS, WHIPPER, and WILLIAMS proposed the following Amendment No. 4 to H. 3722 (COUNCIL\SA\3722C001.DKA.SA17):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by adding an appropriately numbered subitem to item (f) at the end to read:
/   ( )   H24 - South Carolina State University

Truth Hall         $   8,465,000       /
Amend further, SECTION 1, page 3, line 42 by amending the total to conform.
Amend further, SECTION 2, page 4, line 6 by amending the total to conform.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. WHITE explained the amendment.

Rep. WHITE moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, January 9, 2018, which was agreed to.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

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

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., May 10, 2017
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has overridden the Veto by the Governor on R. 51, H. 3516, by a vote of 32 to 12:

(R. 51) H. 3516 (Word version) -- Reps. Simrill, Lucas, White, G. M. Smith, Pope, Stringer, W. Newton, Bales, Clary, Cole, Delleney, Herbkersman, Hixon, Sandifer, Douglas, Knight, Erickson, Henegan, Ridgeway, Williams, Jefferson, Ott, Govan, Henderson, V. S. Moss, Martin, Spires, Funderburk, D. C. Moss, Brown, Whipper, Cobb-Hunter, Felder, Bernstein, J. E. Smith, Clemmons, Clyburn, Daning, Cogswell, Davis, B. Newton, Anthony, Crosby, S. Rivers, Thigpen, Hosey, Murphy, Hardee, Weeks, King, Sottile and Anderson: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 57-11-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT OF FUNDS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO CREATE THE INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE TRUST FUND; TO AMEND SECTION 12-28-310, RELATING TO THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE, SO AS TO PHASE-IN AN INCREASE OF TWELVE CENTS ON THE FEE OVER SIX YEARS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-11-410 AND 56-11-450, BOTH RELATING TO THE ROAD TAX, SO AS TO INCREASE THE ROAD TAX IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-620, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BIENNIAL REGISTRATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, SO AS TO INCREASE THE FEE FOR THE REGISTRATION; BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-627 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF AN INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE FEE UPON FIRST REGISTERING ANY VEHICLE AND CERTAIN OTHER ITEMS IN THIS STATE AND TO SPECIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE FEE IS CALCULATED, CREDITED, AND ADMINISTERED; BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-645 SO AS TO IMPOSE A ROAD USE FEE ON CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES THAT OPERATE ON FUEL THAT IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2110, RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM SALES TAX, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM TAX ON CERTAIN ITEMS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE STATE SALES TAX, SO AS TO EXEMPT ANY ITEM SUBJECT TO THE INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE FEE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-1710, RELATING TO THE CASUAL EXCISE TAX, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MOTOR VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE TAX; TO REPEAL SECTION 12-36-2647 RELATING TO THE CREDITING OF CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE TAX REVENUES; TO AMEND ARTICLE 23, CHAPTER 37, TITLE 12, RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIERS, SO AS TO DEFINE TERMS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ARTICLE DOES NOT APPLY TO A SMALL COMMERCIAL VEHICLE, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN VEHICLES ARE ASSESSED AND APPORTIONED BASED ON A ROAD USE FEE INSTEAD OF PROPERTY TAXES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ROAD USE FEE IS DUE AT THE SAME TIME AS REGISTRATION FEES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE ROAD USE FEE, AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN SEMITRAILERS, TRAILERS, LARGE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES, AND BUSES FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-376, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE A REGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR LARGE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES AND BUSES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-120, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-610, RELATING TO THE PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-660, RELATING TO REGISTRATION FEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FEES FOR LICENSING AND REGISTRATION AND THE ROAD USE FEE MAY BE CREDITED OR PRORATED IF THE FEE EXCEEDS FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS INSTEAD OF EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS, AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-620, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE IMPOSITION OF LOCAL FEES, SO AS TO APPORTION CERTAIN LICENSE FEES AND TAXES; BY ADDING SECTION 12-37-2600 SO AS TO EXEMPT MOTOR CARRIERS FROM AD VALOREM TAXES ON LARGE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES AND BUSES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2610, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TAX YEAR FOR MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2650, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF TAX NOTICES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-28-2355, RELATING TO INSPECTION FEE REVENUES, SO AS TO DELETE A PROVISION THAT CREDITED THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WITH TEN PERCENT OF THE REVENUES; TO REPEAL SECTION 12-28-530 RELATING TO THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE ON FUEL INVENTORY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-28-2740, RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE TO COUNTIES, SO AS TO ALLOW FOR CERTAIN ADDITIONAL ALLOCATIONS, AND TO DISTRIBUTE ADDITIONAL REVENUES TO EACH COUNTY; BY ADDING SECTION 57-1-380 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PREPARE A TRANSPORTATION ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM; TO AMEND SECTION 11-43-167, RELATING TO FEES AND FINES CREDITED TO THE STATE HIGHWAY FUND, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO REDUCE CERTAIN AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED TO THE STATE-FUNDED RESURFACING PROGRAM; TO REPEAL SECTION 11-43-165 RELATING TO A TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BANK; BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3780 SO AS TO ALLOW FOR A REFUNDABLE INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR CERTAIN PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE ON A PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE, AND TO SPECIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CREDIT IS CALCULATED AND OFFSET; BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-240 SO AS TO CREATE THE SAFETY MAINTENANCE ACCOUNT TO OFFSET THE AMOUNT OF THE PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE CREDIT; BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3632 SO AS TO PHASE- IN A CREDIT EQUAL TO ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF ANY EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT ALLOWED; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3330, RELATING TO THE TWO-WAGE EARNER CREDIT, SO AS TO PHASE-IN AN INCREASE IN THE MULTIPLIER THAT DETERMINES THE MAXIMUM CREDIT AMOUNT; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3385, RELATING TO THE INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR TUITION, SO AS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT FOR BOTH FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS AND TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM PROPERTY TAX, SO AS TO PHASE IN AN EXEMPTION OF A PERCENTAGE OF MANUFACTURING PROPERTY; TO REPEAL SECTION 57-1-460 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY'S EVALUATION AND APPROVAL OF ROUTINE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, AND EMERGENCY REPAIRS; TO REPEAL SECTION 57-1-470 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION'S REVIEW OF ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND EMERGENCY REPAIR REQUESTS APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-310, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE COMMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO ADD AN AT-LARGE MEMBER AND TO SPECIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE MEMBERS ARE APPROVED; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-325, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SUBMISSION OF TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT APPOINTMENTS, SO AS TO SPECIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION MAY APPROVE THE APPOINTEE; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-340, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE OATH OF OFFICE FOR A COMMISSION MEMBER, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE; TO REPEAL ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 57 RELATING TO THE JOINT TRANSPORTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-350, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE RULES AND PROCEDURES OF THE COMMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF SIX REGULAR MEETINGS ANNUALLY, TO PROHIBIT A MEMBER FROM BEING INVOLVED IN THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT, AND TO PROHIBIT A MEMBER FROM HAVING AN INTEREST IN A GRANT OR AWARD OF THE DEPARTMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-360, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO REQUIRE ALL FINAL AUDIT REPORTS BE PUBLISHED ON THE WEBSITE MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND THE STATE AUDITOR; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-430, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE SECRETARY TO PREPARE AND PUBLISH CERTAIN ANNUAL REPORTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-330, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., May 10, 2017
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it concurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 480:

S. 480 (Word version) -- Senator Hutto: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-53-630 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND FUNDING FOR DENMARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING BODY FOR DENMARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE IS THE STATE BOARD FOR TECHNICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION, AND TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD FOR TECHNICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION TO COMMISSION A STUDY INTO THE MOST EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT DELIVERY OF TECHNICAL COLLEGE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES IN CERTAIN COUNTIES; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 59-53-610, 59-53-620, AND 59-53-640.
and has ordered the Bill enrolled for ratification.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

S. 289--COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED

The following was received from the Senate:

Columbia, S.C., May 10, 2017
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it nonconcurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 289:

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.

Very respectfully,
President

On motion of Rep. DELLENEY, the House insisted upon its amendments.
Whereupon, the Chair appointed Reps. TALLON, WEEKS and MCCOY to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

H. 3247--COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED

The following was received from the Senate:

Columbia, S.C., May 10, 2017
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it nonconcurs in the amendments proposed by the House to H. 3247:

H. 3247 (Word version) -- Reps. Crosby, Collins, Daning, Knight and Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE ISSUANCE OF DRIVER'S LICENSES, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF CERTAIN TERMS AND TO ADD THE TERMS "MOPED", "DAYLIGHT HOURS", AND "VEHICLE" AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-30, RELATING TO PERSONS EXEMPT FROM OBTAINING A DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "ARTICLE" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "CHAPTER"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-175, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A CONDITIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALLOWS A LICENSEE TO OPERATE A MOTOR SCOOTER OR LIGHT MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE, THE PROVISION THAT DEFINES THE TERM "DAYLIGHT HOURS", AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE HOLDER OF A CONDITIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE MAY OPERATE A MOPED DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-180, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALLOWS A LICENSEE TO OPERATE A MOTOR SCOOTER OR LIGHT MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT DEFINES THE TERM "DAYLIGHT HOURS", AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE HOLDER OF A SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE MAY OPERATE A MOPED DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-185, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF THE RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON A CONDITIONAL OR SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON YOUNGER THAN SEVENTEEN YEARS OF AGE WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER A MOPED OPERATOR'S LICENSE WHO OBTAINS SIX POINTS AGAINST HIS DRIVING RECORD SHALL HAVE HIS LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR SIX MONTHS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A BEGINNER'S PERMIT, CONDITIONAL LICENSE, OR SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE MAY NOT BE ISSUED TO A PERSON CONVICTED OF CERTAIN VIOLATIONS OF OPERATING A MOPED WHILE UNDER AGE OR WITHOUT A LICENSE FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1710, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM MOPED, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1720, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A MOPED, SO AS TO REVISE THE FORM OF LICENSURE A PERSON MUST POSSESS TO OPERATE A MOPED, AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROHIBITS THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM ISSUING A BEGINNER'S PERMIT OR A SPECIAL RESTRICTED LICENSE TO CERTAIN PERSONS CONVICTED OF A MOPED VIOLATION FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1730, RELATING TO THE ELIGIBILITY TO OBTAIN, SUSPENSION OF, AND REVOCATION OF A MOPED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE A MAXIMUM SPEED FOR THE OPERATION OF A MOPED AND FINES AND PENALTIES FOR THE UNLAWFUL OPERATION OF A MOPED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1740, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A MOPED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, SO AS TO REVISE THE FEE CHARGED FOR ADMINISTERING THE MOPED OPERATOR'S LICENSE EXAMINATION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-2-2740, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND PROPERTY TAXES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT VALIDATION DECALS MUST NOT BE ISSUED TO VEHICLES THAT DO NOT REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES; BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 2, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION, TITLING, AND LICENSING OF MOPEDS, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE, TO REGULATE THE OPERATION OF A MOPED, AND TO REGULATE THE SALE OF A MOPED; BY ADDING ARTICLE 4 TO CHAPTER 2, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF CHAPTER 2, TITLE 56; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-20, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-200, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF A VEHICLE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE IS NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER A MOPED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-250, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE ONCE ALL LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES ARE PAID, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO A MOPED, AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-3-630, AS AMENDED, AND 56-3-760, BOTH RELATING TO VEHICLES, CLASSIFIED AS PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES AND THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "MOPED", AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-5-120 AND 56-5-130, RELATING TO THE TERMS "VEHICLE" AND "MOTOR VEHICLE" AND THEIR DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO DELETE BOTH PROVISIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-140, RELATING TO THE TERM "MOTORCYCLE" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-150, RELATING TO THE TERM "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-155, RELATING TO THE TERM "MOTORCYCLE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-165, RELATING TO THE TERM "MOPED" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-361, RELATING TO THE TERM "PASSENGER CAR" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLES" AND ADD THE TERM "MOPEDS"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-410, RELATING TO THE TERM "OWNER" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1550, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1555, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A MOPED, SO AS TO RAISE THE MAXIMUM SPEED AT WHICH A MOPED MAY BE OPERATED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-4450, RELATING TO DISPLAY OF LIGHTS BY A VEHICLE DURING CERTAIN TIMES OF DAY, SO AS TO DELETE AN OBSOLETE PROVISION AND MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-9-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS CONTAINED IN THE MOTOR VEHICLE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT, SO AS TO DELETE AND REVISE CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-9-110, RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT TO CERTAIN ACCIDENTS OR JUDGMENTS, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-10-520, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF OPERATING AN UNINSURED MOTOR VEHICLE, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE AND PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION APPLIES TO AN OPERATOR OF AN UNINSURED MOPED WHO IS NOT THE REGISTERED OWNER OF THE MOPED, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-10-535, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES REQUIRING A PERSON TO PROVIDE PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AFTER A CONVICTION OF CERTAIN TRAFFIC OFFENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION APPLIES TO A REGISTERED OWNER OF A MOPED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-15-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE REGULATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND DEALERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "MOTOR VEHICLE" TO EXCLUDE MOPEDS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-16-10, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE REGULATION OF MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS, AND WHOLESALERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "MOTORCYCLE" AND REVISE THE TYPE OF VEHICLES REGULATED BY THIS CHAPTER; TO AMEND SECTION 56-19-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE PROTECTION OF TITLES TO AND INTERESTS IN MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-19-220, RELATING TO VEHICLES THAT ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE AND TO ADD MOPEDS TO THE LIST OF EXEMPTED VEHICLES; TO AMEND SECTION 38-77-30, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERMS "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLES", "MOTOR SCOOTERS", AND "MOPEDS"; AND TO REPEAL ARTICLE 30, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 56 RELATING TO MOPED REGULATIONS.

Very respectfully,
President

On motion of Rep. DANING, the House insisted upon its amendments.

Whereupon, the Chair appointed Reps. DANING, CROSBY and KIRBY to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

H. 3601--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

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

Rep. HIOTT explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 105; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bedingfield
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hardee
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
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  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                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--105

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.

H. 3647--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

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

Rep. CRAWFORD explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 105; Nays 0


Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bedingfield
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Caskey                 Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  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               V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Quinn                  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
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--105


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.

H. 3289--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

H. 3289 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1930, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DISTANCE THAT MUST BE MAINTAINED BETWEEN VEHICLES TRAVELING ALONG A HIGHWAY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO THE OPERATOR OF ANY NONLEADING VEHICLE TRAVELING IN A PROCESSION OF VEHICLES IF THE SPEED OF EACH VEHICLE IS AUTOMATICALLY COORDINATED.

Rep. G. R. SMITH explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 101; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bedingfield
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Caskey                 Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hardee
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Loftis                 Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              V. S. Moss
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
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                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--101

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.

H. 3969--NONCONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS

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

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

Rep. ALLISON explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 0; Nays 98

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Total--0

Those who voted in the negative are:

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

Total--98

The House refused to agree to the Senate Amendments and a message was ordered sent accordingly.

S. 443--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

S. 443 (Word version) -- Senators Campsen, Young, McElveen, Williams and Corbin: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 4, CHAPTER 11, TITLE 50 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO NIGHT HUNTING AND HARASSMENT OF WILDLIFE, TO RESTRUCTURE THE EXISTING PROVISIONS THAT REGULATE NIGHT HUNTING, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-705, TO PROVIDE THAT NIGHT HUNTING ANY ANIMAL EXCEPT DEER, BEAR, TURKEY, OR ANY ANIMAL LISTED IN SECTIONS 50-11-710 OR 50-11-715 IS UNLAWFUL, TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE PENALTIES, TO PROVIDE THAT NIGHT HUNTING DEER, BEAR, OR TURKEY ON PROPERTY NOT REGISTERED WITH THE DEPARTMENT FOR NIGHT HUNTING FERAL HOGS, COYOTES, OR ARMADILLOS IS UNLAWFUL AND TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE PENALTIES, TO PROVIDE THAT HUNTING DEER, BEAR, OR TURKEY ON PROPERTY REGISTERED WITH THE DEPARTMENT IS UNLAWFUL AND TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE PENALTIES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DISPLAY OR USE OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHT AT NIGHT ON PROPERTY NOT REGISTERED WITH THE DEPARTMENT FOR NIGHT HUNTING FERAL HOGS, COYOTES, OR ARMADILLOS, IN A MANNER CAPABLE OF DISCLOSING THE PRESENCE OF DEER, BEAR, OR TURKEY, TOGETHER WITH THE POSSESSION OF OR ACCESS TO A CENTERFIRE RIFLE AND AMMUNITION LARGER THAN CERTAIN WEAPONS, SHALL CONSTITUTE PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF NIGHT HUNTING DEER, BEAR, OR TURKEY; TO AMEND ARTICLE 4, CHAPTER 11, TITLE 50, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-715, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO NIGHT HUNT FOR HOGS, COYOTES, OR ARMADILLOS, AND TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE PENALTIES; TO AMEND ARTICLE 4, CHAPTER 11, TITLE 50, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-717, TO PROVIDE THAT THE USE OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBSERVING OR HARASSING WILDLIFE IS UNLAWFUL, EXCEPT THAT A PROPERTY OWNER MAY USE ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS TO OBSERVE WILDLIFE PRIOR TO 11:00 P.M., AND TO PROVIDE OTHER APPROPRIATE USES OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHT; TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-710, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO NIGHT HUNT FOR RACCOONS, OPOSSUMS, FOXES, MINKS, OR SKUNKS UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION AND TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE PENALTIES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 50-11-740, 50-11-745(A), AND 50-9-1120(2)(b), TO ADD TURKEY TO THE LISTS THAT INCLUDE DEER OR BEAR; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 50-11-708 AND 50-11-720, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.

Rep. HIXON explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 96; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--96

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.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE

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

S. 682 (Word version) -- Senator Leatherman: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE ON U.S. HIGHWAY 76 OVER JEFFERIES CREEK "JOHN 'JACK' MOULTON ROBINSON, JR. BRIDGE" AND TO ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS LOCATION CONTAINING THE DESIGNATION.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.
Rep. BALES, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

S. 683 (Word version) -- Senator Leatherman: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE ON OLD RIVER ROAD THAT CROSSES BARFIELD MILL CREEK IN FLORENCE COUNTY "WILLIAM CLYDE GRAHAM BRIDGE" AND TO ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS LOCATION CONTAINING THE DESIGNATION.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4311 (Word version) -- Reps. Bannister, Alexander, Allison, 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, 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 PORTER & ROSENFELD LLC LAW FIRM AND ITS PARTNERS, KENNETH C. PORTER AND ROBERT M. ROSENFELD, ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR RETIREMENT, TO EXTEND DEEP APPRECIATION FOR THEIR FORTY YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE GREENVILLE COUNTY BAR, SOUTH CAROLINA BAR, AND 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. 4312 (Word version) -- Reps. Yow, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams and Willis: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE MR. AND MRS. BERNIE GARRETT SIMPSON, SR., OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR SIXTY-FIFTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND TO EXTEND BEST WISHES FOR MANY MORE YEARS OF BLESSING AND FULFILLMENT.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4313 (Word version) -- Reps. Bradley, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND CELEBRATE WILLIAM "BILL" RAISCH ON THE OCCASION OF HIS EIGHTIETH BIRTHDAY.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4314 (Word version) -- Reps. 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, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR ENVIRONMENTAL ATTORNEY BOB GUILD FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF DEDICATED LABOR AS AN

ADVOCATE FOR THE CONSERVATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S NATURAL RESOURCES.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4315 (Word version) -- Reps. McCravy, 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, 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 EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE PASSING OF LEXIE TURNER "LUCY" RODGERS OF GREENWOOD COUNTY AND TO EXTEND THEIR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER LARGE AND LOVING FAMILY AND HER MANY FRIENDS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4316 (Word version) -- Reps. Govan, Cobb-Hunter, Ott, Jefferson, 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, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, 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, 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 CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S SOFTBALL TEAM AND COACHES FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2017 SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4317 (Word version) -- Reps. Alexander and Kirby: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOUTH CAROLINA FOR ITS WORTHY STANDARDS IN COMPETITIVE SPORTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND TO CONGRATULATE AND CELEBRATE FLORENCE COUNTY ATHLETES JACKIE HOCH, KEITH FROSTICK, AND LATRICE PRINGLE ON THEIR STELLAR PERFORMANCES AS REPRESENTATIVES OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS USA IN THE 2017 SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD WINTER GAMES, HELD IN AUSTRIA.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4318 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard, Whipper, Mack, 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, 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, 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, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND COMMEND REVEREND DR. LARRY D. GOSS, SR. FOR HIS DEDICATION TO SPREADING THE WORD OF GOD AND SALVATION TO ALL WHOM HE MEETS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4319 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith, Weeks, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND COMMEND TERESA ALEXANDER FOR HER TIRELESS EFFORTS IN PROVIDING THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF SUMTER COUNTY.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4320 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard, 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, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND COMMEND ROYNELL BARCLAY ON HIS UNCEASING EFFORTS TO BETTER THE LIVES OF YOUNG MEN IN CHARLESTON COUNTY.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4321 (Word version) -- Reps. Stringer, Dillard, 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, 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, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR AIKEN CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH FOR ITS HISTORY OF MINISTRY TO THE COMMUNITY AND TO CONGRATULATE THE PASTOR AND CONGREGATION FOR A CENTURY OF SERVICE TO THEIR GOD AND TO THEIR FELLOWMAN.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4323 (Word version) -- Reps. Govan, Ott, Hosey, Cobb-Hunter, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, 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 CONGRATULATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S TENNIS TEAM ON WINNING THE MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AND TO WISH THESE ATHLETES WELL AS THEY PREPARE TO PLAY IN THE NCAA DIVISION I TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

The Resolution was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

H. 4307 (Word version) -- Reps. Stavrinakis, Cogswell, Sottile, W. Newton, J. E. Smith, Gilliard, Mack, Bernstein, Brown, Herbkersman and Crosby: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 48-43-400 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE APPROVAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE USED TO FACILITATE THE TRANSPORTATION OF OFFSHORE OIL INTO THE LAND AND WATERS OF THIS STATE BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, A STATE AGENCY, OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4308 (Word version) -- Reps. Erickson, Bedingfield, Knight, Loftis, Long, Martin, Magnuson, Yow, Cogswell, West, Duckworth, Johnson, Spires, Henegan, G. R. Smith, B. Newton, W. Newton, Clemmons, Elliott, Putnam, McCoy, Forrest, Ballentine, Clary, Crosby, Daning, Finlay, Henderson, Herbkersman, Huggins, Lowe, Lucas, McKnight, V. S. Moss, Pitts, Simrill, J. E. Smith, Thayer and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ESTABLISH THE "EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNT ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 8 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO PROVIDE A CITATION, TO STATE THE PURPOSE OF THE CHAPTER, TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS, TO PROVIDE PARENTS OF ELIGIBLE CHILDREN MAY ESTABLISH AND FUND ACCOUNTS FOR USE IN MEETING CERTAIN EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES, TO PROVIDE GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF SUCH FUNDS AND PENALTIES FOR MISUSE, AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN RELATED POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, AND TO CREATE A PARENTAL REVIEW PANEL TO ASSIST IN DETERMINING WHETHER CERTAIN EXPENSES CONSTITUTE QUALIFIED EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4309 (Word version) -- Rep. Bradley: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ALLOW A LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO BE REIMBURSED FOR THE CLEAN-UP COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE MATTHEW IN THE 2018-2019 ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT ONLY IF THE CLEAN-UP PROJECT IS COMPLETED BY JANUARY 1, 2018.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4310 (Word version) -- Reps. Brown, Gilliard, Mack and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 34-3-115 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A CUSTOMER RESIDING IN THIS STATE BY WRITTEN AFFIDAVIT CERTIFIES TO HIS STATE OR FEDERALLY CHARTERED BANK, CREDIT UNION, OR OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION WHICH IS DOING BUSINESS IN THIS STATE THAT HE HAS NO PERSONAL INTERNET ACCESS, THE BANK, CREDIT UNION, OR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION MUST PROVIDE IN PAPER FORM, ALL ACCOUNT STATEMENTS AT LEAST MONTHLY, AND RELATED CORRESPONDENCE AND MAY NOT CHARGE A FEE FOR THIS SERVICE, AND TO PROVIDE CIVIL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4322 (Word version) -- Reps. Bradley and Allison: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-40-95 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE PARTNERSHIPS TO CREATE CHARTER SCHOOLS IN THE WORKPLACE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

S. 680 (Word version) -- Senator Leatherman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-260, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN FLORENCE COUNTY, SO AS TO REDESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE AND TO CORRECT OUTDATED REFERENCES TO THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.

On motion of Rep. KIRBY, with unanimous consent, the Bill was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 662--RECALLED FROM ORANGEBURG DELEGATION

On motion of Rep. COBB-HUNTER, with unanimous consent, the following Bill was ordered recalled from the Orangeburg Delegation:

S. 662 (Word version) -- Senators J. Matthews and Hutto: A BILL TO CONSOLIDATE THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ORANGEBURG COUNTY INTO ONE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS THE ORANGEBURG COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE ORDERLY TRANSITION TO A SINGLE SCHOOL DISTRICT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, ITS ELECTION, POWERS, AND DUTIES; TO PROVIDE THAT A DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT IS THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF THE DISTRICT AND IS RESPONSIBLE TO THE BOARD FOR THE PROPER ADMINISTRATION OF ALL AFFAIRS OF THE DISTRICT AND SUBJECT TO ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW RELATING TO HIS DUTIES.

S. 456--RECALLED FROM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

On motion of Rep. FUNDERBURK, with unanimous consent, the following Bill was ordered recalled from the Committee on Education and Public Works:

S. 456 (Word version) -- Senators Grooms and Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-50 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO BEGINNER'S PERMITS, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO HOLDS A MOTORCYCLE BEGINNER'S PERMIT WHO HAS FAILED THE MOTORCYCLE DRIVER'S LICENSE TEST THREE OR MORE TIMES MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A SOUTH CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY COURSE, OR ITS EQUIVALENT, IN LIEU OF PASSING THE MOTORCYCLE DRIVER'S LICENSE TEST, IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A MOTORCYCLE LICENSE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-770, RELATING TO POINTS REDUCED FOR COMPLETING A DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE, TO PROVIDE THAT ANY DRIVER WITH A CLASS M (MOTORCYCLE) ENDORSEMENT WHO HAS ACCUMULATED POINTS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL HAVE THE NUMBER OF HIS POINTS REDUCED BY FOUR UPON PROVING TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES THAT HE HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A SOUTH CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY COURSE OR ITS EQUIVALENT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE COURSE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON'S POINTS MAY BE REDUCED MORE THAN ONE TIME IN ANY THREE-YEAR PERIOD.

MOTION PERIOD

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

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 Thursday, May 11, which was agreed to.

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

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 Thursday, May 11, which was agreed to.

S. 367--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 367 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-21-870(B)(6) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PROVISIONS THAT REGULATE THE OPERATION OF VARIOUS TYPES OF WATERCRAFT, TO INCREASE THE DISTANCE BETWEEN A WATERCRAFT AND ANOTHER OBJECT NEAR WHICH A WATERCRAFT MAY BE OPERATED IN EXCESS OF IDLE SPEED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN WATERCRAFT MAY NOT BE OPERATED UPON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY IN EXCESS OF IDLE SPEED WITHIN FIFTY FEET OF CERTAIN OBJECTS.

Rep. HIOTT moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, until Thursday, May, 11, which was agreed to.

S. 116--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 116 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin and Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-2-145, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT A PERSON PERMITTED OR LICENSED TO SELL BEER, WINE, OR ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION SHALL MAINTAIN LIABILITY INSURANCE WITH COVERAGE OF AT LEAST ONE MILLION DOLLARS DURING THE PERIOD OF THE PERMIT OR LICENSE.

The Committee on Judiciary proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 116 (COUNCIL\JH\116C001.DKA.JH17), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   Chapter 2, Title 61 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 61-2-145.   (A)   In addition to all other requirements, a person licensed or permitted to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption is required to maintain a liquor liability insurance policy or a general liability insurance policy with a liquor liability endorsement for a total coverage of at least one million dollars during the period of the biennial permit or license. The policy providing this coverage must contain a provision insuring the named insured, the insured's employees, and any other person defined as an insured against liability for death or injury sustained or loss or damage incurred within the coverage of the policy for liquor liability. Any endorsement, provision, or rider attached to or included in any policy of insurance which purports or seeks to limit or reduce the coverage afforded by the provisions required by this section is void. Failure to maintain this coverage constitutes grounds for suspension or revocation of the permit or license.

(B)   The department shall add this requirement to all applications and renewals for biennial permits or licenses to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption, and each applicant or person renewing its license or permit shall provide the department with documentation of a liquor liability insurance policy or a general liability insurance policy with a liquor liability endorsement in the required amounts.

(C)   Each insurer writing liquor liability insurance policies or general liability insurance policies with a liquor liability endorsement to a person licensed or permitted to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption shall notify the department in a manner prescribed by department regulation of the lapse, expiration, cancellation, nonrenewal, or other termination of the liquor liability insurance policy or the general liability insurance policy with a liquor liability endorsement.

(D)   For the purposes of this section:

(1)   'Alcoholic beverages' means beer, wine, alcoholic liquors, and alcoholic liquor by the drink as defined in Chapters 4 and 6, Title 61.

(2)   'Liquor liability' means liability for losses, damages, or other expenses arising from death or injury to a person or damage to property as a result of tortious conduct in the distribution, sale, or service of alcoholic beverages for consideration including, without limitation, liability for conduct in violation of Sections 61-4-580 and 61-6-2220."
SECTION   2.   This act takes effect on July 1, 2017, and any person applying for a new biennial permit or license for on-premises consumption under Title 61 after this date must comply with the provisions of this act at the time of the application. A person renewing a biennial permit or license under Title 61 after this date must comply with the provision of this act at the time of the renewal. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

Rep. BANNISTER explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 85; Nays 5

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Bannister
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Caskey                 Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Daning                 Delleney               Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hixon                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thigpen
Weeks                  Wheeler                Whipper
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--85

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atkinson               Bedingfield            Douglas
Hill                   G. R. Smith

Total--5

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

RECORD FOR VOTING

I inadvertently voted in favor of S. 116. I intended to vote against the passage of the Bill.

Rep. Samuel Rivers

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on S. 116. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Sylleste Davis

S. 271--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 271 (Word version) -- Senator Allen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-3-220 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE TO ALLOW AN INMATE WHO THE DEPARTMENT HAS DETERMINED IS NOT A SECURITY RISK AND CONFINED IN A DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS' FACILITY TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL SERVICE OF CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS AND VISIT CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WHILE THEY ARE HOSPITALIZED, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF THE INMATE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 24-3-210, RELATING TO FURLOUGHS FOR QUALIFIED INMATES, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALLOWS AN INMATE TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL OF CERTAIN PERSONS.

Rep. WEEKS explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 98; Nays 2

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--98

Those who voted in the negative are:

Crosby                 Felder

Total--2

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

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

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

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4324 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Alexander, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND RECOGNIZE PUBLIC SCHOOL BUS DRIVER TERESA STROBLE AND TO COMMEND HER HEROISM IN THE COURAGEOUS RESCUE OF THE CHILDREN UNDER HER CARE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4326 (Word version) -- Reps. Taylor, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH OF AIKEN ON THE OCCASION OF ITS HISTORIC ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AND TO COMMEND THE CHURCH FOR NEARLY TWO CENTURIES OF SERVICE TO GOD AND THE COMMUNITY.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4325 (Word version) -- Reps. Henegan, 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, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE S.W.A.T.A. (SPIRITUAL WOMEN AWAKENING TO AUTHORITY) ON THE OCCASION OF ITS TENTH ANNIVERSARY AND TO HONOR THE ORGANIZATION'S FOUNDER, DR. MARCIA L. BAILEY.

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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bill was introduced, read the first time, and referred to appropriate committees:

H. 4327 (Word version) -- Reps. Magnuson, B. Newton, Martin, Long, Burns, Putnam, Pitts and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 21 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THE TWO UNITED STATES SENATORS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA SHALL APPEAR ANNUALLY BEFORE A JOINT SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO DISCUSS AND REVIEW VARIOUS TOPICS AND ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE UNITED STATES SENATE AND BY THEM.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3488--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

H. 3488 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer and Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 55, TITLE 38 SO AS TO ALLOW AN INSURER TO DELIVER, STORE, OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF INSURANCE COVERAGE BY ELECTRONIC MEANS, TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN CONDITIONS THAT MUST BE MET BEFORE A NOTICE OR DOCUMENT MAY BE DELIVERED BY ELECTRONIC MEANS, TO REQUIRE THE PARTY TO VERIFY OR ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF THE ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERED NOTICE OR DOCUMENT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE THAT A WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT DOES NOT AFFECT THE LEGAL EFFECTIVENESS, VALIDITY, OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THE NOTICE OR DOCUMENT, TO REQUIRE AN INSURER TO NOTIFY THE PARTY OF CERTAIN PRIVILEGES BEFORE SENDING ADDITIONAL NOTICES OR DOCUMENTS SUBJECT TO CONSENT TO RECEIVE CERTAIN NOTICES OR DOCUMENTS, TO ALLOW FOR A PARTY TO ELECTRONICALLY SIGN ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERED DOCUMENTS, TO PROTECT A PRODUCER FROM CIVIL LIABILITY FOR ANY HARM OR INJURY THAT OCCURS AS A RESULT OF A PARTY'S ELECTION TO RECEIVE A NOTICE OR DOCUMENT BY ELECTRONIC MEANS, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.

Rep. RYHAL explained the Senate Amendments.
The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 98; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Arrington
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bedingfield            Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hayes                  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
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pope                   Quinn
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Weeks                  West                   Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--98


Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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.

H. 3429--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

H. 3429 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons and Norrell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 15-41-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS OR ATTACHMENT, LEVY, AND SALE, SO AS TO REVISE EXEMPTIONS IN BANKRUPTCY.

Rep. CLEMMONS explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 100; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Ballentine             Bannister
Bedingfield            Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  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
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
V. S. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Weeks                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--100

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.

H. 3823--NONCONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS

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

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.

Rep. BANNISTER explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 0; Nays 99

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Total--0

Those who voted in the negative are:

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

Total--99

The House refused to agree to the Senate Amendments and a message was ordered sent accordingly.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE granted Rep. WILLIS a leave of absence for the remainder of the day to attend his son's senior class awards night.

H. 3864--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

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 Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 70; Nays 24

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Atkinson               Atwater                Ballentine
Bannister              Bedingfield            Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Forrest                Fry
Funderburk             Gilliard               Govan
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Lucas                  Mack                   McCoy
McEachern              McKnight               Murphy
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pope                   Quinn
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thigpen                Weeks
Wheeler                Whipper                Williams
Yow

Total--70

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Arrington              Caskey
Felder                 Forrester              Gagnon
Hiott                  Johnson                Jordan
Long                   Lowe                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCravy                V. S. Moss
B. Newton              Pitts                  Putnam
G. R. Smith            Thayer                 West
White                  Whitmire               Willis

Total--24

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.

H. 3824--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

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.

Rep. HENDERSON explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 100; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bedingfield            Bennett
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  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
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Howard                 Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Weeks                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--100

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.

H. 3406--SENATE AMENDMENTS AMENDED AND RETURNED TO THE SENATE

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

H. 3406 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 95 OF 2013, RELATING TO THE MAINTENANCE TAX IMPOSED BY THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION ON SELF INSURERS, SO AS TO DELETE AN UNCODIFIED PROVISION THAT TERMINATES THE ACT FIVE YEARS AFTER ITS EFFECTIVE DATE.

Rep. G. M. SMITH proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3406 (COUNCIL\SA\3406C002.DKA.SA17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by inserting an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/ If any section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this act is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such holding shall not affect the constitutionality or validity of the remaining portions of this act, the General Assembly hereby declaring that it would have passed this act, and each and every section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, phrase, and word thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more other sections, subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs, sentences, clauses, phrases, or words hereof may be declared to be unconstitutional, invalid, or otherwise ineffective. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.
Rep. G. M. SMITH explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 102; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Ballentine             Bannister
Bedingfield            Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  Caskey
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hardee
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
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Quinn                  Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Weeks                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Yow

Total--102

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The amendment was then adopted.

The Senate Amendments were amended, and the Bill was ordered returned to the Senate.

H. 3132--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

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

Rep. G. M. SMITH explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 94; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Ballentine             Bannister
Bedingfield            Bennett                Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Caskey                 Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Howard
Huggins                Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               Murphy
B. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pope                   Putnam
Quinn                  Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Ryhal                  Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                Whitmire               Williams
Yow

Total--94

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.

S. 463--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

S. 463 (Word version) -- Senators Cromer and Gambrell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-1-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS USED IN TITLE 38, SO AS TO INCLUDE CERTAIN FORMS OF DISABILITY INSURANCE IN THE DEFINITION FOR THE TERM "SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE".

Rep. RYHAL explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 94; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--94

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. 3649--NONCONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS

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

H. 3649 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford and Sandifer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-3-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RULES AND OFFICERS OF THE BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BOARD MAY PROVIDE ADVICE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF STATUTORY REVISIONS AND OTHER MATTERS AS THE DEPARTMENT REQUESTS CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF CHAPTER 3, TITLE 40; TO AMEND SECTION 40-3-115, RELATING TO JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD, SO AS TO REVISE THIS JURISDICTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-3-290, RELATING TO EXCEPTIONS FROM CHAPTER 3, TITLE 40, SO AS TO REVISE CRITERIA FOR CERTAIN EXEMPT BUILDINGS AND DETACHED SINGLE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS.

Rep. ATWATER explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 0; Nays 94

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Total--0

Those who voted in the negative are:

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

Total--94

The House refused to agree to the Senate Amendments and a message was ordered sent accordingly.

H. 3789--SENATE AMENDMENTS AMENDED AND RETURNED TO THE SENATE

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

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

Reps. POPE and WEEKS proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3789 (COUNCIL\SA\3789C001.DKA.SA17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   This act may be cited as the "South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy and South Carolina Jobs Challenge Program Expungement Act".
SECTION   2.   Chapter 22, Title 17 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Article 10
South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy
and South Carolina Jobs Challenge Program Expungement

Section 17-22-1010.   (A)   A person who is eligible for expungement of his criminal record pursuant to the provisions of Section 17-22-910 may apply to have his record expunged pursuant to the procedures provided in Article 9 if he graduates and successfully completes the South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy and the South Carolina Jobs Challenge Program administered by the South Carolina Army National Guard. Notwithstanding another provision of law, such person may apply for expungement immediately upon graduation and successful completion of the South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy and the South Carolina Jobs Challenge Program.

(B)   If the person has had no other conviction during the approximately one-year period as provided in subsection (A), the circuit court may issue an order expunging the records including any associated bench warrant. No person may have his records expunged under this section more than once.

(C)   After the expungement, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is required to keep a nonpublic record of the offense and the date of the expungement to ensure that no person takes advantage of the rights of this section more than once. This nonpublic record is not subject to release pursuant to Section 34-11-95, the Freedom of Information Act, or any other provision of law except to those authorized law or court officials who need to know this information in order to prevent the rights afforded by this section from being taken advantage of more than once.

(D)   As used in this section, 'conviction' includes a guilty plea, a plea of nolo contendere, or the forfeiting of bail."
SECTION   3.   Section 17-22-940(E) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 276 of 2014, is further amended to read:

"(E)   In cases when charges are sought to be expunged pursuant to Section 17-22-150(a), 17-22-530(a), 22-5-910, or 44-53-450(b), or 17-22-1010, the circuit pretrial intervention director, alcohol education program director, traffic education program director, South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy director, or summary court judge shall attest by signature on the application to the eligibility of the charge for expungement before either the solicitor or his designee and then the circuit court judge, or the family court judge in the case of a juvenile, signs the application for expungement."
SECTION   4.   Section 17-22-910 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 22 of 2015, is further amended to read:

"Section 17-22-910.   (A)   Applications for expungement of all criminal records must be administered by the solicitor's office in each circuit in the State as authorized pursuant to:

(1)   Section 34-11-90(e), first offense misdemeanor fraudulent check;

(2)   Section 44-53-450(b), conditional discharge;

(3)   Section 22-5-910, first offense conviction in magistrates court;

(4)   Section 22-5-920, youthful offender act;

(5)   Section 22-5-930, first offense drug convictions;

(6)   Section 56-5-750(f), first offense failure to stop when signaled by a law enforcement vehicle;

(6)(7)   Section 17-22-150(a), pretrial intervention;

(7)(8)   Section 17-1-40, criminal records destruction, except as provided in Section 17-22-950;

(8)(9)   Section 63-19-2050, juvenile expungements;

(9)(10)   Section 17-22-530(A), alcohol education program;

(10)(11)   Section 17-22-330(A), traffic education program; and

(11)(12)   any other statutory authorization.

(B)   A person's eligibility for expungement of an offense contained in this section, or authorized by any other provision of law, must be based on the offense that the person pled guilty to or was convicted of committing and not on an offense for which the person may have been charged. In addition, if an offense for which a person was convicted is subsequently repealed and the elements of the offense are consistent with an existing similar offense which is currently eligible for expungement, a person's eligibility for expungement of an offense must be based on the existing similar offense.

(C)   The provisions of this section apply retroactively to allow expungement as provided by law for each offense delineated in subsection (A) by persons convicted prior to the enactment of this section or the addition of a specific item contained in subsection (A)."
SECTION   5.   Section 22-5-910 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 132 of 2016, is further amended to read:

"Section 22-5-910.   (A)   Following a first offense conviction for a crime carrying a penalty of not more than thirty days imprisonment or a fine of one thousand dollars, or both, the defendant after three years from the date of the conviction, including a conviction in magistrates or general sessions court, may apply, or cause someone acting on his behalf to apply, to the circuit court for an order expunging the records of the arrest and conviction and any associated bench warrant. However, this section does not apply to an offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle.

(B)   Following a first offense conviction for domestic violence in the third degree pursuant to Section 16-25-20(D), or Section 16-25-20(B)(1) as it existed before June 4, 2015, the defendant after five years from the date of the conviction, including a conviction in magistrates or general sessions court, may apply, or cause someone acting on his behalf to apply, to the circuit court for an order expunging the records of the arrest and conviction and any associated bench warrant.

(C)   If the defendant has had no other conviction during the three-year period as provided in subsection (A), or during the five-year period as provided in subsection (B), the circuit court may issue an order expunging the records including any associated bench warrant. No person may have his records expunged under this section more than once. A person may have his record expunged even though the conviction occurred prior to June 1, 1992.

(D)   After the expungement, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is required to keep a nonpublic record of the offense and the date of the expungement to ensure that no person takes advantage of the rights of this section more than once. This nonpublic record is not subject to release pursuant to Section 34-11-95, the Freedom of Information Act, or any other provision of law except to those authorized law or court officials who need to know this information in order to prevent the rights afforded by this section from being taken advantage of more than once.

(E)   As used in this section, 'conviction' includes a guilty plea, a plea of nolo contendere, or the forfeiting of bail, including out-of-state convictions. For the purpose of this section, any number of offenses for crimes carrying a penalty of not more than thirty days imprisonment or a fine of one thousand dollars, or both, that are closely connected and arose out of the same incident may be considered as one offense and treated as one conviction for expungement purposes.

(F)   No person may have the person's record expunged under this section if the person has pending criminal charges of any kind. No person may have the person's records expunged under this section more than once. A person may have the person's record expunged even though the conviction occurred before the effective date of this section."
SECTION   6.   Section 22-5-920 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 132 of 2016, is further amended to read:

"Section 22-5-920.   (A) As used in this section, ' conviction' includes a guilty plea, a plea of nolo contendere, or the forfeiting of bail, including out-of-state convictions. For the purpose of this section, any number of offenses for which the individual received a youthful offender sentence that are closely connected and arose out of the same incident may be considered as one offense and treated as one conviction for expungement purposes.

(B)(1) Following a first offense conviction as a youthful offender for which a defendant is sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 19, Title 24, Youthful Offender Act, the defendant, who has not been convicted of any offense while serving the youthful offender sentence, including probation and parole, or for a period of after five years from the date of completion of the defendant's sentence, including probation and parole, may apply, or cause someone acting on the defendant's behalf to apply, to the circuit court for an order expunging the records of the arrest and conviction.

(2)   However, this section does not apply to:

(a)   an offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle;

(b)   an offense classified as a violent crime in Section 16-1-60; or

(c)   an offense contained in Chapter 25, Title 16, except as otherwise provided in Section 16-25-30; or

(d)   an offense for which the individual is required to register in accordance with the South Carolina Sex Offender Registry Act.

(3)   If the defendant has had no other conviction during the service of the youthful offender sentence, including probation and parole, or during the five-year period following completion of the defendant's sentence, including probation and parole, for a first offense conviction as a youthful offender for which the defendant was sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 19, Title 24, Youthful Offender Act, the circuit court may issue an order expunging the records. No person may have the person's records expunged under this section more than once. A person may have the person's record expunged even though the conviction occurred before the effective date of this section. A person eligible for a sentence pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 19, Title 24, Youthful Offender Act, and who is not sentenced pursuant to those provisions, is not eligible to have the person's record expunged pursuant to the provisions of this section.

(C)   After the expungement, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is required to keep a nonpublic record of the offense and the date of its expungement to ensure that no person takes advantage of the rights permitted by this section more than once. This nonpublic record is not subject to release under Section 34-11-95, the Freedom of Information Act, or another provision of law, except to those authorized law enforcement or court officials who need this information in order to prevent the rights afforded by this section from being taken advantage of more than once."
SECTION   7.   Article 11, Chapter 5, Title 22 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 22-5-930.   (A)   Following a first offense conviction of any offense under Title 44, Chapter 53, Article 3 involving the possession of a controlled substance, including those charges for which the person would now be eligible for a conditional discharge pursuant to Section 44-53-450, the defendant after three years from the date of the conviction, including a conviction in magistrates or general sessions court, may apply, or cause someone acting on his behalf to apply, to the circuit court for an order expunging the records of the arrest and conviction and any associated bench warrant.

(B)   If the defendant had no other convictions during the three-year period as provided in subsection (A), the circuit court may issue an order expunging the records including any associated bench warrant.

(C)   No person may have the person's record expunged under this section if the person has pending criminal charges of any kind. No person may have the person's records expunged under this section more than once. No person may have the person's records expunged if the person had a conditional discharge with the prior five years from the date of arrest for underlying conviction if for marijuana, and the prior ten years from the date of arrest for the underlying conviction if for any other controlled substance. A person may have the person's record expunged even though the conviction occurred before the effective date of this section.

(D)   After the expungement, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is required to keep a nonpublic record of the offense and the date of expungement to ensure that no person takes advantage of the rights of this section more than once. This nonpublic record is not subject to release pursuant to Section 34-11-95, the Freedom of Information Act, or any other provision of law except to those authorized law or court officials who need to know this information in order to prevent the rights afforded by this section from being taken advantage of more than once.

(E)   As used in this section, 'conviction' includes a guilty plea, a nolo contendere, or the forfeiting of bail, including out-of-state convictions. For the purpose of this section, any number of offenses that are closely connected and arose out of the same incident may be considered as one offense and treated as one conviction for expungement purposes."
SECTION   8.   Section 63-19-2050(C)(2) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(2)   If the person has been taken into custody for, charged with, or adjudicated delinquent for having committed a nonviolent crime, as defined in Section 16-1-70, the court may grant the expungement order. For the purpose of this section, any number of offenses for which the individual received a youthful offender sentence that are closely connected and arose out of the same incident may be considered as one offense and treated as one conviction for expungement purposes."
SECTION   9.   Section 17-22-940(E) and (F) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 276 of 2014, is further amended to read:

"(E)   In cases when charges are sought to be expunged pursuant to Section 17-22-150(a), 17-22-530(A), 17-22-330(A), 22-5-910, or 44-53-450(b), the circuit pretrial intervention director, alcohol education program director, traffic education program director, or summary court judge shall attest by signature on the application to the eligibility of the charge for expungement before either the solicitor or his designee and then the circuit court judge, or the family court judge in the case of a juvenile, signs the application for expungement.

(F)   SLED shall verify and document that the criminal charges in all cases, except in cases when charges are sought to be expunged pursuant to Section 17-1-40, Section 17-22-150(a), Section 17-22-530(A), Section 17-22-330(A), or Section 44-53-450(b), are appropriate for expungement before the solicitor or his designee, and then a circuit court judge, or a family court judge in the case of a juvenile, signs the application for expungement. If the expungement is sought pursuant to Section 34-11-90(e), Section 22-5-910, Section 22-5-920, Section 63-19-2050, or Section 56-5-750(f), the conviction for any minor traffic-related offense which is punishable only by a fine or loss of points that is not related in any way to driving under the influence of alcohol will not be considered as a bar to expungement.

(1)   SLED shall receive a twenty-five dollar certified check or money order from the solicitor or his designee on behalf of the applicant made payable to SLED for each verification request, except that no verification fee may be charged when an expungement is sought pursuant to Section 17-1-40, Section 17-22-530(A), Section 17-22-330(A), Section 17-22-150(a), or 44-53-450(b). SLED then shall forward the necessary documentation back to the solicitor's office involved in the process.

(2)   In the case of juvenile expungements, verification and documentation that the charge is statutorily appropriate for expungement must first be accomplished by the Department of Juvenile Justice and then SLED.

(3)   Neither SLED, the Department of Juvenile Justice, nor any other official shall allow the applicant to take possession of the application for expungement during the expungement process."
SECTION   10.   Article 9, Chapter 22, Title 17 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 17-22-960.   Any employer that employs a worker who has had an expungement shall not, at any time, be subject to any administrative or legal claim or cause of action related to the worker's expunged offense. Employers shall not use expunged information adversely against an employee. No information related to an expungement shall be used or introduced as evidence in any administrative or legal proceeding involving negligent hiring, negligent retention, or similar claims."
SECTION   11.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. WEEKS explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 92; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bennett                Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Caskey                 Clary                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Howard                 Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Pitts                  Pope                   Quinn
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Ryhal                  Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Yow

Total--92

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The amendment was then adopted.

The Senate Amendments were amended, and the Bill was ordered returned to the Senate.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

H. 3256--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

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

H. 3256 (Word version) -- Reps. Jefferson and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 140 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE PALMETTO CROSS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.

Rep. ALLISON explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 102; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              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               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hardee
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hixon                  Hosey                  Howard
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Quinn                  Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Rutherford             Ryhal
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Weeks                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Yow

Total--102

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.

Rep. COGSWELL 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. 4302 (Word version) -- Reps. Howard, Bales, Ballentine, Bernstein, Douglas, Finlay, Hart, McEachern, Rutherford, J. E. Smith and Thigpen: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE FIFTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF NIGERIA'S INDEPENDENCE AND TO CELEBRATE THE NIGERIAN COMMUNITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE CONTRIBUTIONS THEY HAVE MADE TO THE CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF OUR GREAT STATE.

ADJOURNMENT

At 5:01 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. HENEGAN, adjourned in memory of Ella Shantrica Lowery, to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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