South Carolina General Assembly
119th Session, 2011-2012
Legislation Introduced into the Senate

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR JANUARY 13, 2011

S. 344 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-77-112, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EXEMPTION OF AN AUTOMOBILE INSURER FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO WRITE AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AN APPLICANT OR EXISTING POLICYHOLDER, SO AS TO REMOVE CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS FROM THE APPLICABILITY OF THIS SECTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 345 (Word version) -- Senators Setzler, McGill, Land, Reese, Elliott, Williams, Nicholson, Lourie, Coleman, Sheheen, Matthews and Leventis: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DURING THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 10, 2011 THROUGH JANUARY 14, 2011, BY THE STUDENTS OF ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THIS STATE WHEN THE SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW OR INCLEMENT WEATHER ARE EXEMPT FROM THE MAKE-UP REQUIREMENT THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP.
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Senator SETZLER spoke on the Resolution.

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

S. 346 (Word version) -- Senator Massey: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 19, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SCHOOL TRUSTEES, BY ADDING SECTION 59-19-35 TO PROHIBIT A PERSON CONVICTED OF A FELONY DRUG OFFENSE OR A CRIME THAT REQUIRES THE PERSON TO REGISTER ON THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY FROM BEING ELECTED OR APPOINTED TO SERVE ON A SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 347 (Word version) -- Senators Davis, Rose, Campbell, Grooms, Cromer, Bright and Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY AND THE APPLICABLE ASSESSMENT RATIOS FOR PURPOSES OF IMPOSITION OF PROPERTY TAX, SO AS TO REDUCE THE ASSESSMENT RATIO ON MANUFACTURING, UTILITY, AND MINING REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY FROM TEN AND ONE-HALF PERCENT OF VALUE TO SIX PERCENT OF VALUE AND TO DELETE PROVISIONS MADE OBSOLETE BY THIS REDUCTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 348 (Word version) -- Senator Ryberg: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A WELLNESS PREMIUM DISCOUNT TO ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATING IN A HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN OFFERED THROUGH THE SOUTH CAROLINA EMPLOYEE INSURANCE PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE FOR ELIGIBILITY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR ONGOING CERTIFICATION GUIDELINES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 349 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-21-125, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN SWIMMING RESTRICTIONS APPLY ON LAKES AND RESERVOIRS CONSTRUCTED OR DEVELOPED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

S. 350 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-854 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SEASON AND BAG LIMITS FOR HUNTING AND TAKING CROWS, TO EXEMPT CROW HUNTERS FROM A REQUIREMENT TO WEAR CERTAIN CLOTHING WHILE HUNTING.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

S. 351 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE PURPOSE OF PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES TO PERMIT THE REPEAL OF ANY FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATION BY VOTE OF TWO-THIRDS OF THE STATE LEGISLATURES.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 352 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-19-30, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO THE HEARINGS OF JUDICIAL CANDIDATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE REOPENING OF THE PUBLIC HEARING WHEN SUFFICIENT CAUSE IS DETERMINED BY THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION AFTER THE CANDIDATE IS FOUND QUALIFIED BUT PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF THE COMMISSION'S REPORT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 353 (Word version) -- Senators Knotts and McConnell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CONVENTION NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES, SO AS TO INCLUDE STATE SENATORS AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TO REMOVE NOMINATION BY COMMITTEE, AND TO REMOVE NOMINATION TO THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR AND MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BY STATE CONVENTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 354 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-11-260(A) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND NET WORTH REQUIREMENTS FOR GENERAL CONTRACTORS, TO ADJUST THE REQUIRED NET WORTH AMOUNTS NECESSARY FOR A GENERAL CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE OR LICENSE RENEWAL; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-11-260(B), TO ADJUST THE REQUIRED NET WORTH AMOUNTS NECESSARY FOR A MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE OR LICENSE RENEWAL.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 355 (Word version) -- Senator Reese: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 88 TO TITLE 44 SO AS TO ENACT THE "BEDBUG PREVENTION AND SANITATION ACT", TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO APPROVE BEDBUG SANITATION APPARATUSES, TO REQUIRE THE TAGGING OF CERTAIN BEDDING MATERIALS AND TO PROVIDE TAGGING PROCEDURES, TO PROVIDE THAT MATERIALS USED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF BEDDING MUST BE FREE OF TOXINS AND MADE FROM NEW MATERIALS, TO REQUIRE SEGREGATION OF UNSANITIZED BEDDING MATERIALS FROM NEW BEDDING MATERIALS, TO PROHIBIT THE ALTERATION OF BEDDING TAGS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SALE OF BEDDING MATERIAL ONLY MAY BE MADE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, TO REQUIRE MANUFACTURERS OR SANITIZERS OF BEDDING MATERIALS TO OBTAIN LICENSURE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, TO PROVIDE A FEE SCHEDULE FOR LICENSURE AND LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS, TO ESTABLISH A BEDDING LAW ACCOUNT INTO WHICH FEES MUST BE DEPOSITED AND TO PROVIDE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THESE FEES MAY BE EXPENDED, TO PROVIDE FOR ENFORCEMENT OF THIS CHAPTER BY THE DEPARTMENT, TO EXEMPT CERTAIN NONPROFIT AND STATE AGENCIES FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO ADOPT RULES AND PROMULGATE REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 356 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 96, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT, BY ADDING SECTION 44-96-285 TO REQUIRE THAT AN APPLICANT MAY APPLY FOR A PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT, EXPAND, OR MODIFY A SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY THE PROPOSED APPLICANT MUST FIRST RECEIVE A PRELIMINARY SITE APPROVAL AND A GEOLOGIC AND HYDROLOGIC SITE APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT, TO PROVIDE FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL AND THE PROPOSED APPLICANT, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 357 (Word version) -- Senator Massey: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF RULE 19(E) OF THE RULES OF THE SENATE TO PROVIDE THAT COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN CANNOT SERVE CONSECUTIVE TERMS AS CHAIRMAN OF THE SAME COMMITTEE.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Rules.

S. 358 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-2335 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LICENSE PLATES, TO PROVIDE THAT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LICENSE PLATES MAY ALSO BE ISSUED TO VEHICLES OWNED BY THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS AND BY A FLEET OWNER UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS, TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LICENSE PLATES THAT MAY BE ISSUED, AND TO PROVIDE FOR OPERATION OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LICENSED VEHICLES IN OTHER STATES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 359 (Word version) -- Senators Lourie, Scott, Jackson and Courson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR DR. JASPER SALMOND OF RICHLAND COUNTY, VICE CHAIRMAN OF RICHLAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT ONE SCHOOL BOARD, FOR HIS SELFLESS SERVICE TO HIS COMMUNITY, AND TO WISH HIM WELL UPON HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE BOARD.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 360 (Word version) -- Senator Malloy: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND RECOGNIZE JOSHUA WILLIAM GODWIN OF DARLINGTON COUNTY FOR HIS NOTEWORTHY ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, AND TO CONGRATULATE HIM FOR EARNING THE PRESTIGIOUS RANK OF EAGLE SCOUT, THE HIGHEST AWARD IN SCOUTING.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 361 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE WILLIAM PRITCHARD, FORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF BURROUGHS & CHAPIN COMPANY, ON BEING NAMED RECIPIENT OF THE 2010 LEADERSHIP GRAND STRAND ANN DEBOCK LEADERSHIP AWARD.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 362 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE CALVIN GILMORE, OWNER, PRODUCER, AND DIRECTOR OF THE CAROLINA OPRY, ON BEING NAMED MYRTLE BEACH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2010 ASHBY WARD PIONEER OF THE YEAR.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 363 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE MAGGIE SULLIVAN OF OCEAN REEF RESORT ON BEING NAMED MYRTLE BEACH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2010 HOSPITALITY EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 364 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE DANIEL H. ISAAC, JR., PRESIDENT OF A&I CORPORATION, ON BEING NAMED MYRTLE BEACH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2010 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 365 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE DEANNE JOHNSON, OWNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF STUDIO 303, ON BEING NAMED MYRTLE BEACH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2010 CHAMBER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 366 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE MARTY KEENE OF THE MYRTLE BEACH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ON BEING NAMED THE CHAMBER'S 2010 AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 367 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen, Alexander, Anderson, Bright, Bryant, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Coleman, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Elliott, Fair, Ford, Grooms, Hayes, Hutto, Jackson, Knotts, Land, Leatherman, Leventis, Lourie, Malloy, L. Martin, S. Martin, Massey, Matthews, McConnell, McGill, Nicholson, O'Dell, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Rose, Ryberg, Scott, Setzler, Shoopman, Thomas, Verdin and Williams: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO COMMEND THE HONORABLE JOHN M. SPRATT, JR., OF YORK COUNTY FOR HIS TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS OF COMMITTED SERVICE AS A MEMBER OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, REPRESENTING SOUTH CAROLINA'S 5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, AND TO WISH HIM ALL THE BEST IN THE YEARS TO COME.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 368 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen, Malloy, Scott, Coleman, Massey and Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-495(B) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO MONITORING APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES TO DETERMINE YEAR-END DEFICITS, TO PROHIBIT AGENCIES, DEPARTMENTS, AND INSTITUTIONS OF THIS STATE FROM RUNNING A DEFICIT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR; AND TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-495(C), TO PROHIBIT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM AUTHORIZING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS TO ANY AGENCY PROJECTED TO RUN A DEFICIT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 3279 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Lucas, Cooper, Hardwick, Harrison, Owens, Sandifer, White, Howard and Bingham: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION INVITING HER EXCELLENCY, NIKKI HALEY, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO ADDRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION AT 7:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011, IN THE CHAMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 3281 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Battle, Bedingfield, Bikas, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brannon, Brantley, G. A. Brown, H. B. Brown, R. L. Brown, Butler Garrick, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, Cooper, Corbin, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Edge, Erickson, Forrester, Frye, Funderburk, Gambrell, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrison, Hart, Hayes, Hearn, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, J. H. Neal, J. M. Neal, Neilson, Norman, Ott, Owens, Parker, Parks, Patrick, Pinson, Pitts, Pope, Quinn, Rutherford, Ryan, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Tribble, Umphlett, Vick, Viers, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY UPON THE DEATH OF SOUTH CAROLINA STATE REPRESENTATIVE CATHY HARVIN OF CLARENDON COUNTY ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2010, AND TO CONVEY THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 3326 (Word version) -- Rep. J. R. Smith: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND REMEMBER JOE W. DEVORE OF AIKEN COUNTY FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE, ESPECIALLY TO AIKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE, AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MR. DEVORE UPON HIS RECENT PASSING.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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