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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR JANUARY 20, 2011

S. 403 (Word version) -- Senators Ryberg and Massey: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE ROGER LEDUC, AIKEN CITY MANAGER, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT, TO COMMEND HIM FOR HIS TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CITY OF AIKEN, AND TO WISH HIM MUCH HAPPINESS AND FULFILLMENT IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
L:\council\bills\rm\1043bh11.docx

The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 404 (Word version) -- Senators Campsen, McConnell, Land, Peeler, Alexander, Bryant, Campbell, Cleary, Coleman, Cromer, Davis, Elliott, Fair, Grooms, Hayes, Hutto, Jackson, Knotts, Leventis, Matthews, L. Martin, Massey, McGill, O'Dell, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Rose, Ryberg, Setzler, Sheheen, Thomas, Verdin and Williams: A BILL RELATING TO REFORM OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTION LAWS BY ENACTING THE "SOUTH CAROLINA UNIFORMED AND OVERSEAS CITIZENS ABSENTEE VOTERS ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-400, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO APPLICATIONS AND ISSUANCE OF WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOTS, SO AS TO ALLOW A VOTER TO MAKE A STATEMENT ON A FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT THAT HE IS UNABLE TO VOTE BY REGULAR ABSENTEE BALLOT OR IN PERSON DUE TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF MILITARY SERVICE, LIVING IN AN ISOLATED AREA, OR AN EXTREMELY REMOTE AREA OF THE WORLD, AND TO ADD THAT A QUALIFIED ABSENTEE ELECTOR MAY ALTERNATIVELY SUBMIT A FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR ANY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL OFFICE OR BALLOT INITIATIVE; TO ADD SECTION 7-15-406 TO ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 7, SO AS TO REQUIRE ALL ABSENTEE BALLOTS MUST BE MAILED TO THE ELECTOR AT LEAST FORTY-FIVE DAYS PRIOR TO ANY ELECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-460, RELATING TO ABSENTEE BALLOTS AS PROVIDED BY THE UNIFORMED AND OVERSEAS CITIZENS ABSENTEE VOTING ACT, SO AS TO MAKE THE PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL OFFICES, AND TO REQUIRE THAT AN ELECTRONIC FREE ACCESS BALLOT TRACKING SYSTEM IS AVAILABLE TO ELECTORS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-220, RELATING TO THE SIGNING AND WITNESSING OF THE OATH BY THE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICANT, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR WITNESS REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTERS QUALIFIED UNDER THE UNIFORMED AND OVERSEAS CITIZENS ABSENTEE VOTERS ACT.
L:\s-jud\bills\campsen\jud0070.ssp.docx

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

S. 405 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-860, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES' ACCEPTANCE OF UNCERTIFIED CHECKS AS PAYMENT FOR FEES CHARGED FOR THE ISSUANCE OF LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY ACCEPT UNCERTIFIED CHECKS AS PAYMENT FOR ANY SERVICE THAT IT PROVIDES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-870, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES' SUSPENSION OR CANCELLATION OF THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSE OF A PERSON WHO PURCHASED THESE ITEMS WITH AN UNCERTIFIED CHECK THAT WAS RETURNED TO THE DEPARTMENT UNPAID, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON'S LICENSE PLATE AND REGISTRATION AND DRIVER'S LICENSE MUST BE SUSPENDED OR CANCELED BY THE DEPARTMENT WHEN AN UNCERTIFIED CHECK IT HAS ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY SERVICE CONTAINED IN CHAPTER 10, TITLE 56 IS RETURNED TO THE DEPARTMENT UNPAID, AND MAY TAKE THIS ACTION WHEN AN UNCERTIFIED CHECK IT HAS ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE IS RETUNED TO THE DEPARTMENT UNPAID.
L:\council\bills\swb\5085cm11.docx

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

S. 406 (Word version) -- Senators Rose, McConnell, Thomas, Cleary, S. Martin, Davis, Bright, Peeler, O'Dell and McGill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-497 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ACROSS-THE-BOARD REDUCTION IN EXPENDITURES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT UNLESS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW, ANY ACROSS-THE-BOARD REDUCTION MUST BE APPLIED TO ALL APPROPRIATED FUNDS INCLUDING STATE FUNDS, FEDERAL FUNDS, AND "OTHER FUNDS"; TO AMEND SECTION 2-7-75, RELATING TO APPROPRIATING OF FUNDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT UNLESS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW, IF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MANDATES ANY ACROSS-THE-BOARD PERCENTAGE REDUCTION OF ANY APPROPRIATED FUNDS, THE REDUCTION APPLIES IN THE SAME PERCENTAGE TO "OTHER FUNDS"; TO AMEND SECTION 2-65-40, RELATING TO, OVERSIGHT AND EXPENDITURE OF "OTHER FUNDS", SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THAT UNLESS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW, IF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MANDATES ANY ACROSS-THE-BOARD PERCENTAGE REDUCTION OF ANY APPROPRIATED FUNDS, THE REDUCTION APPLIES IN THE SAME PERCENTAGE TO "OTHER FUNDS"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 11-11-160, RELATING TO TRANSFERS OF APPROPRIATIONS AND REDUCTION OF AUTHORIZED SPENDING, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THAT UNLESS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW, IF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MANDATES ANY ACROSS-THE-BOARD PERCENTAGE REDUCTION OF ANY APPROPRIATED FUNDS, THE REDUCTION APPLIES IN THE SAME PERCENTAGE TO "OTHER FUNDS".
L:\s-jud\bills\rose\jud0071.pb.docx

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

Senator ROSE spoke on the Bill.

S. 407 (Word version) -- Senators Rose, McConnell, Thomas, Cleary, S. Martin, Davis, Bright, Peeler, O'Dell and McGill: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 291 OF 2010, AN ACT TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS AND TO PROVIDE REVENUES TO MEET THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2010, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE AMOUNTS OF "OTHER FUNDS" APPROPRIATED BY ACT 291, AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO TEN PERCENT OF "OTHER FUNDS" IS TRANSFERRED TO THE STATE GENERAL FUND, AND TO SPECIFY HOW THE TRANSFERRED FUNDS ARE TO BE APPROPRIATED.
L:\s-jud\bills\rose\jud0075.pb.docx

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

Senator ROSE spoke on the Bill.

S. 408 (Word version) -- Senators Courson and Lourie: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE DR. GREGORY OWINGS, PRINCIPAL OF SPRING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL, ON BEING NAMED 2011 SOUTH CAROLINA SECONDARY PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR, TO COMMEND HIM FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE AND OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO EDUCATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO WISH HIM MUCH SUCCESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
L:\council\bills\rm\1040sd11.docx

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 409 (Word version) -- Senators Courson and Coleman: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE TAMMY GRAHAM UPON THE OCCASION OF HER BEING NAMED THE 2011 SOUTH CAROLINA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR, AND TO COMMEND HER FOR HER OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO EDUCATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
L:\council\bills\rm\1039ab11.docx

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 410 (Word version) -- Senators Courson and Knotts: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE MR. THOMAS RIVERS, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS BEING NAMED THE 2011 SOUTH CAROLINA SECONDARY ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR, AND TO COMMEND HIM FOR HIS DEDICATED SERVICE TO EDUCATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
L:\council\bills\rm\1041dg11.docx

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 411 (Word version) -- Senators Courson and Lourie: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND DR. ROBIN HARDY FOR HER SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD OF EDUCATION AND TO HONOR HER FOR BEING NAMED 2011 MIDDLE LEVEL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.
L:\council\bills\gm\24622htc11.docx

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 412 (Word version) -- Senators Courson and Campbell: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND MS. INGRID DUKES FOR HER OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD OF EDUCATION, AND TO COMMEND HER FOR BEING NAMED THE 2011 MIDDLE LEVEL PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.
L:\council\bills\gm\24623ac11.docx

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 413 (Word version) -- Senators Courson, Reese, Bright, S. Martin and Peeler: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR DR. CYNTHIA PRIDGEN FOR HER OUTSTANDING WORK AS AN EDUCATOR, AND TO CONGRATULATE HER FOR BEING NAMED 2011 ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.
L:\council\bills\gm\24621zw11.docx

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 414 (Word version) -- Senators Grooms, McConnell, Ford, Ryberg, Bryant, Campsen, Davis, Fair, Rose, Shoopman, Verdin, Thomas and Bright: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 63, TITLE 59 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A QUALIFYING STUDENT IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL IF HE MEETS CERTAIN CONDITIONS, AND TO PROVIDE THE VALUE OF THOSE SCHOLARSHIPS; TO ALLOW A TAX CREDIT TO BE TAKEN BY A PERSON WHO FILES STATE INCOME TAX FOR TUITION PAID FOR A QUALIFYING STUDENT TO ATTEND AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS, TO PROVIDE THE VALUE OF THE TAX CREDIT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE TAX CREDIT MAY BE TAKEN IN FUTURE YEARS UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS, TO REQUIRE A RECEIPT TO CLAIM THE TAX CREDIT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A TAX CREDIT MAY NOT BE TAKEN IF THE STUDENT'S ENROLLMENT IN THE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL IS TERMINATED; TO REQUIRE THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO CALCULATE THE SAVINGS TO THE STATE GENERAL FUND DERIVED FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE, TO PROVIDE THE MECHANISM FOR THAT CALCULATION, TO PROVIDE FOR TAX CREDITS TO BE TAKEN FOR TUITION PAID FOR OTHER STUDENTS TO ATTEND INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TOTAL AND INDIVIDUAL AMOUNTS OF THOSE TAX CREDITS; TO PROVIDE FOR A TAX CREDIT FOR A PERSON WHO TEACHES A QUALIFYING STUDENT AT HOME, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE TAX CREDIT MAY BE TAKEN IN FUTURE YEARS UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS; TO ALLOW A CORPORATION OR PERSON TO CLAIM A CREDIT AGAINST STATE INCOME TAX OR FRANCHISE FEES FOR A CONTRIBUTION MADE TO A STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP ORGANIZATION; TO PROVIDE DUTIES FOR INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP ORGANIZATIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS ARTICLE; TO PROVIDE TESTING REQUIREMENTS; TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO PROMULGATE NECESSARY REGULATIONS AND TO CONDUCT NECESSARY EXAMINATIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS; TO PROVIDE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS BY THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD AND THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL; TO PROVIDE DUTIES OF THE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WITH REGARD TO THIS ARTICLE; TO PROVIDE THAT AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL IS NOT AN AGENT OR ARM OF THE STATE OR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WITH RESPECT TO THIS ARTICLE; TO PROVIDE THAT OTHER STATE AGENCIES MAY NOT REGULATE THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OF AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL; AND BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3383 SO AS TO ALLOW AN INDIVIDUAL TO CLAIM AN INCOME TAX CREDIT PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 6, CHAPTER 63, TITLE 59.
L:\council\bills\agm\18331bh11.docx

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

Senator GROOMS spoke on the Bill.

S. 415 (Word version) -- Senators Knotts, McConnell, Alexander, Anderson, Bright, Bryant, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Coleman, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Elliott, Fair, Ford, Grooms, Hayes, Hutto, Jackson, Land, Leatherman, Leventis, Lourie, Malloy, L. Martin, S. Martin, Massey, Matthews, McGill, Nicholson, O'Dell, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Rose, Ryberg, Scott, Setzler, Sheheen, Shoopman, Thomas, Verdin and Williams: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO COMMEND AND CONGRATULATE PERSONNEL SUPPORT DETACHMENT PERSONNEL SPECIALIST 1ST CLASS JAMES R. LONG, JR., ON BEING NAMED 2010 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY'S SAILOR OF THE YEAR ON JOINT BASE CHARLESTON-WEAPONS STATION.
L:\council\bills\rm\1038cm11.docx

The Senate Resolution was adopted.

Last Updated: January 24, 2011 at 10:11 AM