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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MARCH 15, 2018

S. 1120 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR RESTRUCTURING ACT OF 2018" INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO AMEND SECTIONS 1-3-620, 1-17-20, 1-23-125(B), 1-23-125(D), 2-3-30, 2-3-90, 7-11-30(A), 7-17-10, 10-1-40, 14-27-20(10), 14-27-30, 14-27-40(2), 14-27-80, 44-56-840(A), AND 59-6-15(A), CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SO AS TO REVISE STATUTORY REFERENCES TO CONFORM TO CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY CHANGES CONCERNING SELECTION AS PART OF A JOINT TICKET AND TO MAKE THE GOVERNOR RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXISTING DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SO THE GOVERNOR MAY DETERMINE HOW THOSE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES MAY BE ACCOMPLISHED; TO AMEND SECTIONS 1-11-720(A)(9), 1-30-10(A), 9-1-10(11)(g), 9-1-10(14), 29-4-60(D), 43-21-10, 43-21-20, 43-21-45, 43-21-60, 43-21-70, 43-21-100, 43-21-130(A)(1), 43-21-190(2), 44-36-20(21), 44-36-50, 44-36-310, 44-36-320(7), AND 44-36-330, RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, DIVISION ON AGING, SO AS TO CREATE IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH A DEPARTMENT ON AGING; TO REQUIRE, ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2019, THE CODE COMMISSIONER TO PREPARE AND DELIVER A REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES RECOMMENDING ANY ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATE AND CONFORMING CHANGES TO THE 1976 CODE OF LAWS REFLECTING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT; AND ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2019, TO REQUIRE THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON AGING TO PREPARE AND DELIVER A REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES RECOMMENDING ANY ADDITIONAL CHANGES TO THE DEPARTMENT ON AGING CREATED BY THIS ACT TO ENHANCE EFFICIENT AND COST EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO THE AGING COMMUNITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL OLDER AMERICANS ACT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1121 (Word version) -- Senator Young: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 42-17-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO HEARINGS BEFORE THE SOUTH CAROLINA WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE VENUE FOR HEARINGS SHALL BE IN DISTRICTS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1122 (Word version) -- Senators Campsen and Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-1-1210, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ANNUAL SALARIES OF STATE OFFICERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING IN 2018 AND EVERY FOUR YEARS THEREAFTER, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE ANNUAL SALARIES OF THE STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR THE DURATION OF EACH OFFICER'S FOUR-YEAR TERM.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1123 (Word version) -- Senator Hembree: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-149-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LEGISLATIVE INCENTIVES FOR FUTURE EXCELLENCE (LIFE) SCHOLARSHIPS, TO ALLOW FOR AN ANNUAL BOOK ALLOWANCE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE CALCULATIONS FOR ANNUAL COST OF ATTENDANCE; TO AMEND SECTION 59-149-15(A) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO AN ADDITIONAL LIFE SCHOLARSHIP STIPEND, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STIPEND IS AVAILABLE TO CERTAIN STUDENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-149-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO A FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENT, TO ALLOW A LIFE SCHOLARSHIP TO BE PRORATED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 59-149-50 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO GRADE POINT AVERAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR LIFE SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY, TO INCREASE THE REQUIRED GRADE POINT AVERAGE AND INCREASE THE SAT REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY; TO AMEND SECTION 59-149-60 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DURATION OF THE LIFE SCHOLARSHIP, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SEMESTER REQUIREMENTS ARE RELATED TO AN APPROVED PROGRAM; TO AMEND SECTION 59-104-20 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, TO ALLOW A PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP TO BE PRORATED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO INCREASE THE REQUIRED GRADE POINT AVERAGE AND INCREASE THE SAT REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY; TO AMEND SECTION 59-104-25(A) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO AN ADDITIONAL PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP STIPEND, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STIPEND IS AVAILABLE TO CERTAIN STUDENTS, AND TO PRESCRIBE THE AMOUNT AVAILABLE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-150-370 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SC HOPE SCHOLARSHIPS, TO SPECIFY WHERE THE CRITERIA USED TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY FOR A HOPE SCHOLARSHIP MUST BE LOCATED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1124 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-11-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE TIME FOR ELECTION OF SHERIFFS, TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY MAY HOLD A SHERIFF'S ELECTION EVERY FOUR YEARS DURING THE GENERAL ELECTION IN NON-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEARS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-20 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE TIME FOR ELECTION OF CERTAIN COUNTY OFFICERS, TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY MAY HOLD A SHERIFF'S ELECTION EVERY FOUR YEARS DURING THE GENERAL ELECTION IN NON-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEARS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1125 (Word version) -- Senator Corbin: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 2 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, GENERALLY, BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-260, TO PROVIDE THAT A GOVERNMENT AGENCY, BODY, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, OR COUNCIL FOR WHICH ITS GOVERNING BOARD IS APPOINTED BY A LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION OF THIS STATE MAY NOT ASSIGN, CONVEY, DEVOLVE, ENTRUST, OR TRANSFER TO ANOTHER BOARD OR ENTITY THE BOARD'S GOVERNANCE AUTHORITY, DUTIES, FUNCTIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES, OR OPERATIONAL OVERSIGHT WITHOUT A PRIOR AFFIRMATIVE ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1126 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF SECTION 1 OF ACT 930 OF 1970, AS LAST AMENDED BY ACT 606 OF 1992, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE KERSHAW COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ELECTIONS SHALL BE HELD AT THE TIME OF THE GENERAL ELECTION IN APPROPRIATE YEARS.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar.

S. 1127 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-54-250, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO REQUIRE PAYMENT WITH IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FUNDS, TO CHANGE THE REQUIREMENT FROM FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, TO REQUIRE THE SETTLEMENT OF THOSE FUNDS IN THE STATE'S ACCOUNT ON OR BEFORE TWO BANKING DAYS FOLLOWING THE DUE DATE OF THE TAX AS PROVIDED BY LAW, AND TO PROVIDE A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP EXCEPTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1128 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin, Hutto, Massey, McElveen, Sabb, Gambrell and Climer: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF TO FILE AN ACTION IN CIRCUIT COURT TO REQUIRE THE PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS OR WITNESSES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES IF AN ENTITY HAS PROVIDED GOODS OR SERVICES TO A UTILITY FOR THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, OR OPERATION OF A FACILITY THAT HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF A PROCEEDING CONCERNING THE BASE LOAD REVIEW ACT; TO PROVIDE THAT THE ONLY RELIEF THE COURT MAY ORDER IS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS, REQUIRING THE APPEARANCE OF WITNESSES, ALLOWING THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF TO TAKE DEPOSITIONS, OR A COMBINATION THEREOF; TO REQUIRE THE ACTION TO BE HEARD AS AND DECIDED AS EXPEDITIOUSLY AS CONSISTENT WITH DUE PROCESS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH A COURT ORDER ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS JOINT RESOLUTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 4950 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A BILL TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS AND TO PROVIDE REVENUES TO MEET THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2018, TO REGULATE THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT DURING THIS FISCAL YEAR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 4951 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE MONIES FROM THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018, AND TO ALLOW UNEXPENDED FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO BE CARRIED FORWARD TO SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEARS AND EXPENDED FOR THE SAME PURPOSES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Last Updated: March 15, 2018 at 1:21 PM