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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR JANUARY 18, 2011

S. 369 (Word version) -- Senator Leatherman: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND CONGRATULATE MRS. BECKY COOPER OF FLORENCE ON BEING NAMED THE 2011 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS NATIONAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION TEACHER OF THE YEAR.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 370 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-495(B) OF THE 1976 CODE, AS AMENDED, 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 REQUIRE AGENCIES, DEPARTMENTS, AND INSTITUTIONS OF THIS STATE TO EXPEND APPROPRIATIONS IN A MANNER THAT WILL NOT PREDICT OR PROJECT A DEFICIT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-495(C), TO REQUIRE AN AGENCY THAT PREDICTS OR PROJECTS A DEFICIT MUST REQUEST A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE REQUEST, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DOES NOT HAVE TO ACT ON THE REQUEST, TO PROVIDE FOR CONSEQUENCES IF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DOES NOT ACT ON THE REQUEST, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY HOLD THE MANAGEMENT OF AN AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, OR INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR DEFICITS ARISING AS A RESULT OF MISMANAGEMENT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 371 (Word version) -- Senator Thomas: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 27-1-65 SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "CLOSING AGENT", AND TO REQUIRE A CLOSING AGENT WHEN DETERMINING THE CHAIN OF TITLE FOR REAL PROPERTY BEING SOLD TO VERIFY AND DISCLOSE IN WRITING TO THE BUYER WHETHER A STRUCTURE EXISTING ON THE PROPERTY WAS BUILT BY AN OWNER OF THE PROPERTY WITHOUT A LICENSED CONTRACTOR PURSUANT TO SECTION 40-59-260; AND TO AMEND SECTION 27-50-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CONTENTS OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY CONDITION DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THESE STATEMENTS MUST INCLUDE WHETHER THE SUBJECT PROPERTY INCLUDES A STRUCTURE BUILT BY AN OWNER OF THE PROPERTY FOR HIS OWN USE WITHOUT A LICENSED CONTRACTOR PURSUANT TO SECTION 40-59-260.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 372 (Word version) -- Senator McConnell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "STATE AGENCY DEFICIT PREVENTION AND RECOGNITION ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 79 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, OR INSTITUTION MAY NOT OPERATE IN A MANNER THAT RESULTS IN A YEAR-END DEFICIT UNLESS THE DEFICIT IS RECOGNIZED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY RECOGNIZE A DEFICIT, TO PROVIDE THAT AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THIS STATE MAY NOT MAKE OR AUTHORIZE AN EXPENDITURE OR OBLIGATION EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT AVAILABLE IN AN EXISTING STATE APPROPRIATION, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-495, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO YEAR END DEFICITS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD AUTHORITY TO RECOGNIZE AN AGENCY DEFICIT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 373 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 15, TITLE 63 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION, BY ADDING SECTION 63-15-70 TO DEFINE JOINT CUSTODY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 374 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 53, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING POISONS, DRUGS, AND OTHER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, BY ADDING SECTION 44-53-60 TO PROHIBIT THE IMPORTATION, PRODUCTION, MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION, OR SALE OF SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS AND SUBSTANCES TO WHICH SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS HAVE BEEN APPLIED, TO ALLOW USE FOR LABORATORY RESEARCH PURPOSES, TO DEFINE SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 375 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 4, TITLE 61 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-280 TO PROHIBIT THE IMPORTATION, PRODUCTION, MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION, OR SALE OF ALCOHOLIC ENERGY DRINKS AND CAFFEINATED MALT BEVERAGES AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 376 (Word version) -- Senator Bryant: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-1750 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DURATION OF A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST A PERSON ENGAGED IN HARASSMENT OR STALKING, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ORDER MAY NOT BE LIFTED WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE VICTIM; TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-1780, RELATING TO THE MODIFICATION OF RESTRAINING ORDERS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MAY NOT TERMINATE THE FIXED PERIOD OR TERMINATE A RESTRAINING ORDER WITHOUT THE PRIOR CONSENT OF THE PLAINTIFF; TO AMEND SECTION 16-25-120, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A RESTRAINING ORDER, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MAY NOT SHORTEN THE FIXED PERIOD OR TERMINATE A RESTRAINING ORDER OR PROTECTIVE ORDER WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT OF THE VICTIM; AND TO AMEND SECTION 20-4-70, RELATING TO THE DURATION OF THE TERM OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER AND THE MODIFICATION OF ITS TERMS, TO PROVIDE THAT EITHER PARTY MAY EXTEND THE LENGTH OF AN ORDER, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE LENGTH OF THE ORDER MAY NOT BE SHORTENED OR TERMINATED WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE PETITIONER.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 377 (Word version) -- Senator Thomas: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 4-9-1210, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF A COUNTY BY INITIATIVE PETITION PROPOSING CERTAIN ORDINANCES, SO AS TO REVISE THE SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS ON THE INITIATIVE PETITION AND TO PROVIDE THAT UPON RECEIPT OF A PROPOSED ORDINANCE MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION, THE COUNTY GOVERNING BODY SHALL CAUSE IT TO BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT AT THE NEXT ENSUING COUNTYWIDE ELECTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 5-17-10, RELATING TO QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF A MUNICIPALITY BY INITIATIVE PETITION PROPOSING CERTAIN ORDINANCES, SO AS TO REVISE THE SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS ON THE INITIATIVE PETITION AND TO PROVIDE THAT UPON RECEIPT OF A PROPOSED ORDINANCE MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION, THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNING BODY SHALL CAUSE IT TO BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT AT THE NEXT ENSUING MUNICIPAL-WIDE ELECTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 378 (Word version) -- Senator Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 108 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES SHALL ISSUE COMBAT-RELATED DISABLED VETERAN SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 379 (Word version) -- Senator Pinckney: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE MRS. LIZZIE BELL WOODS OF JASPER COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HER ONE HUNDRED FOURTH BIRTHDAY, TO HONOR HER AS GRAND MARSHAL OF THE 2010 GOPHER HILL FESTIVAL, AND TO WISH HER CONTINUED HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 380 (Word version) -- Senators O'Dell and Bryant: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SADNESS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE UPON LEARNING OF THE LOSS OF MR. GARNET HANLEY, A DECORATED WORLD WAR II VETERAN, RETIRED ANDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY, AND VOLUNTEER CHAPLAIN FOR THE RICHARD CAMPBELL VETERANS HOME, AND TO EXTEND THEIR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 381 (Word version) -- Senators Setzler, Knotts, Courson and Cromer: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE LEXINGTON MEDICAL CENTER ON THE OCCASION OF ITS FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY, AND, ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO EXPRESS THE APPRECIATION OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE FOR THE CENTER'S MANY YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THIS GREAT STATE.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 382 (Word version) -- Senators Scott, 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, Setzler, Sheheen, Shoopman, Thomas, Verdin and Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE COLUMBIA URBAN LEAGUE FOR RECEIVING THE WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR., LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR ADVANCING RACIAL EQUALITY AND JAMES T. MCLAWHORN, ITS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, FOR BEING NAMED THE CENTENNIAL PUBLIC POLICY CHAMPION BY THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 383 (Word version) -- Senators Scott, 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, Setzler, Sheheen, Shoopman, Thomas, Verdin and Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND AUDREY L. WILLIAMSON OF RICHLAND COUNTY FOR HER PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

H. 3004 (Word version) -- Reps. Ballentine, Norman, Viers, Lucas, Simrill, Huggins, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Loftis, Bedingfield, Hamilton, Stringer, Nanney, Lowe, Young, Willis, Bowen, D. C. Moss, Agnew, Pope, Daning, Thayer, Harrison, Allison, Taylor, Ryan, McCoy, Hixon, Bingham, Long, Whipper, R. L. Brown, Atwater, Henderson, Horne and Harrell: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SPENDING ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2011"; AND TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-7-125 SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS TO RECEIVE A RECORDED ROLL CALL VOTE AT VARIOUS STAGES OF THEIR PASSAGE BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3278 (Word version) -- Rep. Harrison: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT UNTIL JUNE 30, 2011, THERE ARE NO LIMITATIONS AS TO TYPES OF APPLICANTS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHO MAY APPLY FOR A SPECIAL FIFTEEN-DAY BEER AND WINE PERMIT AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 61-4-550 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, IN ORDER TO TEMPORARILY CORRECT AN IMPROVIDENTLY ENACTED PROVISION IN 2010 RESTRICTING THE ISSUANCE OF THESE PERMITS TO ONLY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS UNTIL SUCH TIME AS ZTHE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONSIDERS AND ENACTS PERMANENT GENERAL LAW CHANGES TO EFFECTUATE THIS CORRECTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Last Updated: January 18, 2011 at 3:02 PM