South Carolina General Assembly
122st Session, 2017-2018
Legislation Introduced into the Senate

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR FEBRUARY 28, 2017

S. 473 (Word version) -- Senator Kimpson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR WALLINGFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FOR ITS DEEP HERITAGE IN CHARLESTON AND TO COMMEND THE LEADERSHIP AND CONGREGATION FOR THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 474 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE WEST-OAK HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR A STELLAR SEASON AND TO HONOR THEM FOR WINNING THE 2017 CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 475 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO DECLARE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017 AS "SOUTH CAROLINA RECYCLERS' DAY" AND TO COMMEND AND RECOGNIZE SOUTH CAROLINA'S RECYCLERS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR STATE'S ECONOMY, THEIR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AND THEIR LEADERSHIP IN PROVIDING SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL-MANAGEMENT OPTIONS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 476 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL TEAMS' DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR BRENT VENABLES, ON BEING SELECTED TO RECEIVE THE FRANK BROYLES AWARD.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 477 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR CLEMSON UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL TEAMS' ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH AND DEFENSIVE TACKLES COACH, DAN BROOKS, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AND TO CONGRATULATE HIM ON BEING NAMED 2016 ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR FOR THE FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION BY THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 478 (Word version) -- Senators Hutto, Jackson and Shealy: 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.
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Senator HUTTO spoke on the Bill.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 479 (Word version) -- Senator Hutto: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-2080 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS FOR A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, TO ESTABLISH THE INTRASTATE VISION WAIVER PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS MAY OBTAIN A WAIVER FROM THE SIGHT REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE WAIVER, THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A WAIVER MAY BE GRANTED, AND THE PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING A WAIVER.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 480 (Word version) -- Senators Hutto and M. B. Matthews: 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.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 481 (Word version) -- Senator Hembree: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE CERTAIN DATA FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE MOUNTED VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDINGS IN THE LIST OF SPECIFIC CATEGORIES OF PUBLIC INFORMATION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT MAY APPLY TO OBTAIN A COURT ORDER PREVENTING DISCLOSURE OF THIS INFORMATION IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE PUBLIC BODIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE ANY AUDIO RECORDING OF THE FINAL STATEMENTS OF A DYING VICTIM IN A CALL TO 911 EMERGENCY SERVICES, TO PROVIDE ANY SUCH STATEMENTS MUST BE REDACTED PRIOR TO RELEASE UNLESS THE PRIVACY INTEREST IS WAIVED BY THE VICTIM'S NEXT OF KIN, AND TO REVISE EXEMPTIONS FOR CERTAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCY RECORDS ALSO TO EXEMPT RECORDS, VIDEO OR AUDIO RECORDINGS, OR OTHER INFORMATION COMPILED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 482 (Word version) -- Senator Davis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 4-10-330, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CAPITAL PROJECTS SALES TAX, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE PROCEEDS OF THE TAX ARE ONLY FOR ONE PROJECT, THEN THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY MAY PERFORM THE DUTIES OF ANOTHER COMMISSION, AND TO PROVIDE QUALIFICATIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 483 (Word version) -- Senators Williams, Malloy, Setzler, Sheheen, Hembree and Rankin: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DIRECT THE TREASURER TO DISBURSE CERTAIN FUNDS TO THE TOWN OF NICHOLS FOR RECOVERY EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE MATTHEW.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 484 (Word version) -- Finance Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, RELATING TO CIGARETTE TAXES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4702, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 485 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, RELATING TO SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD COLLEGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4730, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 486 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, RELATING TO FREE TUITION FOR RESIDENTS SIXTY YEARS OF AGE, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4728, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 487 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERCHANGE LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS 126 AND 26 IN RICHLAND COUNTY "MILTON KIMPSON INTERCHANGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERCHANGE CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 488 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: 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.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 489 (Word version) -- Senator Fanning: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR DR. ROBERT M. SCOTLAND OF SHILOH FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN WINNSBORO ON THE OCCASION OF HIS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF GOSPEL MINISTRY AND TO EXTEND HIM BEST WISHES FOR GOD'S RICHEST BLESSINGS AS HE CONTINUES TO SERVE THE LORD.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 490 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR GERALD W. "JERRY" STOUDEMIRE UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RECENT RETIREMENT AS A FIREFIGHTER WITH THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, TO THANK HIM FOR HIS FIFTY-TWO YEARS OF SELFLESS SERVICE, AND TO WISH HIM MUCH SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 491 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CELEBRATE THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL TEAM AND COACHES FOR CAPTURING THE 2016 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AND TO SALUTE THEM FOR THEIR POSTSEASON RANKING AS NUMBER 1 IN THE NATION.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 3420 (Word version) -- Reps. Herbkersman and Henderson: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE "SHINGLES VACCINATION STUDY COMMITTEE" TO STUDY WHETHER IT IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO ESTABLISH A SHINGLES VACCINATION PROGRAM TO OFFER THE VACCINATION FOR SHINGLES (HERPES ZOSTER) TO CERTAIN PERSONS, TO PROVIDE FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE, TO REQUIRE THE STUDY COMMITTEE TO PREPARE A REPORT FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO INCLUDE A SUNSET PROVISION FOR THE STUDY COMMITTEE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 3621 (Word version) -- Rep. Gagnon: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 187 AND SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 29 IN ANDERSON COUNTY "PAUL ROBINSON EARLE MEMORIAL INTERSECTION", AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3719 (Word version) -- Reps. Burns, Hiott, Hixon, Chumley, Bannister and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-35-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE FORESTER'S AUTHORITY TO DIRECT THAT CERTAIN FIRES NOT BE STARTED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN EXTREME CONDITIONS EXIST, THE STATE FORESTER MAY PROHIBIT ALL OPEN BURNING EXCEPT FIRES USED FOR NONRECREATIONAL PURPOSES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 48-35-60, RELATING TO PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE STARTING OF UNLAWFUL FIRES, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

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