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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MAY 8, 2018

S. 1229 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin, Alexander, Allen, Bennett, Campbell, Campsen, Cash, Climer, Corbin, Cromer, Davis, Fanning, Gambrell, Goldfinch, Gregory, Grooms, Hembree, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Kimpson, Leatherman, Malloy, Martin, Massey, J. Matthews, M. B. Matthews, McElveen, McLeod, Nicholson, Peeler, Reese, Rice, Sabb, Scott, Senn, Setzler, Shealy, Sheheen, Talley, Timmons, Turner, Verdin, Williams and Young: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO COMMEND LINDSEY DANIELLE KNIPP FOR HER THREE AND A HALF YEARS OF OUTSTANDING AND DEDICATED SERVICE AS A PROOFREADER TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND TO WISH HER MUCH SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1230 (Word version) -- Senator Setzler: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE LEO REDMOND UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT, TO COMMEND HIM FOR HIS TWENTY-THREE YEARS OF SERVICE AS DIRECTOR OF THE CAYCE HISTORICAL MUSEUM, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1231 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin, Alexander, Allen, Bennett, Campbell, Campsen, Cash, Climer, Corbin, Cromer, Davis, Fanning, Gambrell, Goldfinch, Gregory, Grooms, Hembree, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Kimpson, Leatherman, Malloy, Martin, Massey, J. Matthews, M. B. Matthews, McElveen, McLeod, Nicholson, Peeler, Reese, Rice, Sabb, Scott, Senn, Setzler, Shealy, Sheheen, Talley, Timmons, Turner, Verdin, Williams and Young: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO COMMEND ELEANOR KATHERINE WELLS FOR HER FIFTEEN YEARS OF OUTSTANDING AND DEDICATED LEGAL SERVICE TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE AND TO WISH HER MUCH SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1232 (Word version) -- Senator Williams: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND RECOGNIZE COLONEL TRACY L. SIMMONS, COMMAND INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE 311TH EXPEDITIONARY SUSTAINMENT COMMAND, FOR HIS OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD AND UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE; TO THANK HIM FOR THE SACRIFICES HE HAS MADE IN DEFENDING OUR COUNTRY; AND TO WISH HIM MUCH SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS AS HE CONTINUES HIS ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1233 (Word version) -- Senator Turner: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THOMAS "TIP" PRICE ON WINNING THE BOYS 10 TO 11-YEAR-OLD DIVISION IN THE 2018 DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT NATIONAL FINALS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1234 (Word version) -- Senator Hembree: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO SALUTE DAVID M. ROSS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION ON PROSECUTION COORDINATION (SCCPC), ON THE OCCASION OF HIS DEPARTURE FROM THE COMMISSION, TO EXTEND DEEP APPRECIATION FOR HIS MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE ORGANIZATION, AND TO WISH HIM MUCH SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT IN HIS NEW ENDEAVORS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1235 (Word version) -- Senator Gambrell: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR JEFF MAXEY, A SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE TEACHER AT STARR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN ANDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT THREE, AND CONGRATULATE HIM FOR BEING NAMED THE 2019 SOUTH CAROLINA TEACHER OF THE YEAR BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 1236 (Word version) -- Senator Goldfinch: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE SOUTH CAROLINA STUDENT LEGISLATURE TO USE THE CHAMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE FOR ITS ANNUAL STATE HOUSE MEETING FROM OCTOBER 24 THROUGH OCTOBER 26, 2018, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHAMBER MAY NOT BE USED IF THE SENATE IS IN SESSION OR THE CHAMBER IS OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Invitations.

S. 1237 (Word version) -- Senator Setzler: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND RECOGNIZE MAYOR JERALD SANDERS FOR HIS VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS AS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF SWANSEA.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1238 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE DEBORAH POLSON ANDERSON OF KERSHAW COUNTY UPON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY, TO COMMEND HER FOR HER MORE THAN THIRTY-NINE YEARS OF EXEMPLARY SERVICE TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO WISH HER CONTINUED SUCCESS IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1239 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen and Setzler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 11, TITLE 11 SO AS TO PROVIDE INCREASED FUNDING TO PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING IN THE SAME PERCENTAGE AS GENERAL FUND REVENUES INCREASE, TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR CERTAIN SCHOLARSHIPS AND TO PROVIDE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE FUNDING, AND TO ESTABLISH THE HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES REPAIR AND RENOVATION FUND TO PROVIDE INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING; BY ADDING SECTIONS 59-149-170, 59-149-180, 59-104-50, AND 59-104-60 SO AS TO NORMALIZE THE TEN-POINT GRADING SCALE FOR PURPOSES OF ELIGIBILITY FOR CERTAIN SCHOLARSHIPS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-150-370, RELATING TO THE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP, SO AS TO NORMALIZE THE TEN-POINT GRADING SCALE FOR PURPOSES OF ELIGIBILITY; BY ADDING SECTIONS 59-142-80 AND 59-143-40 SO AS TO APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE NEED-BASED GRANT PROGRAM AND TO PROVIDE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR FUTURE FUNDING; TO AMEND SECTIONS 59-104-25 AND 59-149-15, RELATING TO CERTAIN STEM STIPENDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STIPEND IS AVAILABLE WHEN THE STUDENT BECOMES A JUNIOR INSTEAD OF A SOPHOMORE; BY ADDING SECTION 59-142-80 SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE FUNDING TO THE NEED-BASED TUITION GRANTS PROGRAM MUST BE THE SAME AS THE FUNDING TO THE NEED-BASED GRANTS; TO AMEND SECTION 2-7-105, RELATING TO AUTHORIZATION FOR STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE BONDS BE ISSUED IN EVERY ODD-NUMBERED YEAR; TO AMEND SECTION 2-47-40, RELATING TO THE JOINT BOND REVIEW COMMITTEE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN INFORMATION BE GIVEN TO THE COMMITTEE THROUGH THE EXECUTIVE BUDGET OFFICE; BY ADDING SECTION 2-47-65 SO AS TO INDEX FOR INFLATION PROJECT COSTS FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING IF CERTAIN IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS ARE PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS; TO AMEND SECTION 2-47-55, RELATING TO A COMPREHENSIVE PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT PLAN, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 59-103-110, RELATING TO APPROVAL FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, SO AS TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-103-170 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION SUBMIT POLICY STATEMENTS AND RULES AS REGULATIONS.
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Senator SHEHEEN spoke on the Bill.

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

S. 1240 (Word version) -- Senator Fanning: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF EAST MADISON STREET IN YORK, SOUTH CAROLINA, FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH NORTH CONGRESS STREET TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH HUNTER STREET "DANIEL LEE LOWRY BOULEVARD" AND TO ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 1241 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO APPLAUD AND HONOR THE TOWN THEATRE OF COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, ON THE OCCASION OF ITS CENTENNIAL SEASON AND TO CELEBRATE THIS MOMENTOUS MILESTONE.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1242 (Word version) -- Senators Scott, Alexander, Allen, Bennett, Campbell, Campsen, Cash, Climer, Corbin, Cromer, Davis, Fanning, Gambrell, Goldfinch, Gregory, Grooms, Hembree, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Kimpson, Leatherman, Malloy, Martin, Massey, J. Matthews, M. B. Matthews, McElveen, McLeod, Nicholson, Peeler, Rankin, Reese, Rice, Sabb, Senn, Setzler, Shealy, Sheheen, Talley, Timmons, Turner, Verdin, Williams and Young: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND COMMEND VERSIE J. BELLAMY ON THE OCCASION OF EARNING A DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE DEGREE AND TO APPLAUD HER FOR HER TIRELESS EFFORTS TO OFFER EXEMPLARY HEALTHCARE SERVICES.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1243 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE ANNIE RUTH BURROUGHS ON THE OCCASION OF HER ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY AND TO WISH HER A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND MUCH HAPPINESS IN THE DAYS AHEAD.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1244 (Word version) -- Senator Senn: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE AND HONOR DR. ALYKHAN SHARIFF OF CHARLESTON COUNTY FOR HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD OF CHIROPRACTIC AND TO THE WELL-BEING OF SOUTH CAROLINIANS THROUGH THE PROVISION OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS, HEALTH, AND HAPPINESS FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 3751 (Word version) -- Reps. Parks, McCravy, King, Pitts, Ridgeway, Elliott and Thigpen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 84 TO TITLE 40 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF GENETIC COUNSELORS; TO ESTABLISH THE BOARD OF GENETIC COUNSELOR EXAMINERS; TO PROVIDE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD; TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMINOLOGY; TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR LICENSURE BY THE BOARD; TO PROVIDE RELATED DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION; TO PROVIDE FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF VIOLATIONS AND IMPOSITION OF PENALTIES; AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 4489 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson, Jefferson, Robinson-Simpson and W. Newton: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-170, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT KIDNEY DISEASE TREATMENT CENTERS ARE EXEMPT FROM CERTIFICATE OF NEED REVIEW REQUIREMENTS BUT ARE SUBJECT TO LICENSING REQUIREMENTS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 44-7-310 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS TO HEALTH FACILITY LICENSING INFORMATION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 5341 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas, White, Simrill, Rutherford, Murphy, S. Rivers and Davis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE TO STATE INCOME TAX LAWS, SO AS TO UPDATE THE REFERENCE TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE, TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR PERSONAL AND DEPENDENT EXEMPTION AMOUNTS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE SECTIONS ADOPTED BY THIS STATE ARE EXTENDED, THEN THESE SECTIONS ALSO ARE EXTENDED FOR SOUTH CAROLINA INCOME TAX; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-50, RELATING TO PROVISIONS OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE NOT ADOPTED BY THIS STATE, SO AS TO NOT ADOPT CERTAIN PROVISIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 5368 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Alexander, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, 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, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McGinnis, McKnight, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis, Young and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE MONDAY, MAY 7, THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018, AS CHARTER SCHOOL WEEK IN THE PALMETTO STATE AND TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATING THE CHILDREN OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN INNOVATIVE CLASSROOMS AND SCHOOLS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Education.

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