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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR FEBRUARY 2, 2011

S. 489 (Word version) -- Senators O'Dell and Nicholson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE WORK OF ROGER STEVENSON, M.D., UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AFTER THIRTY-SEVEN YEARS AS DIRECTOR OF THE GREENWOOD GENETIC CENTER.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 490 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen, Lourie, Scott and Hutto: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 11-9-820, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF ECONOMIC ADVISORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF ECONOMIC ADVISORS MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 491 (Word version) -- Senators Hutto, Sheheen, McGill and Land: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-10-86 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO DEPOSIT REVENUES FROM THE RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND EXCEEDING TWELVE MILLION BUT NOT EXCEEDING SEVENTEEN MILLION DOLLARS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND UNDER THE SOUTH CAROLINA RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AUTHORITY; AND TO REQUIRE THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO TRANSFER ALL THE FUNDS IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE BANK TRUST FUND TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 492 (Word version) -- Senator Fair: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-53-45 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO FILE ELECTRONICALLY ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE ENFORCED COLLECTION OF TAXES DUE THIS STATE WITH COUNTY CLERKS OF COURT AND REGISTERS OF DEEDS IN THOSE COUNTIES WHICH ACCEPT ELECTRONIC FILINGS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 493 (Word version) -- Senator McConnell: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ADOPT REVISED CODE VOLUMES 4A AND 14 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO THE EXTENT OF THEIR CONTENTS, AS THE ONLY GENERAL PERMANENT STATUTORY LAW OF THE STATE AS OF JANUARY 1, 2011.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 494 (Word version) -- Senators Cleary, Bryant and Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-15-110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CHAPTER 15 OF TITLE 40 REGULATING DENTISTS AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS, SO AS TO FURTHER SPECIFY THE SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES OF INTERNS AND RESIDENTS WHO ARE EXEMPT FROM LICENSURE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-15-360, RELATING TO THE AUTHORIZATION OF PHARMACISTS TO FILL PRESCRIPTIONS FOR DENTISTS, SO AS TO EXTEND THIS AUTHORIZATION TO INTERNS AND RESIDENTS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 495 (Word version) -- Senators Matthews and Hutto: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE CONGRATULATIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO LEROY RAVENELL ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BEING ELECTED SHERIFF OF ORANGEBURG COUNTY, AND TO WISH HIM MUCH SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT AS HE TAKES UP HIS NEW DUTIES.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 496 (Word version) -- Senators Matthews and Hutto: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE CONGRATULATIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE TO LEROY RAVENELL ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BEING ELECTED SHERIFF OF ORANGEBURG COUNTY, AND TO WISH HIM MUCH SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT AS HE TAKES UP HIS NEW DUTIES.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 3112 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, G. R. Smith and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1960, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE AND USE OF TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT PARKING PLACARDS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ISSUE A SLEEVE WITH A PLACARD TO ALLOW THE HOLDER TO COVER THE PHOTOGRAPH ON THE PLACARD FROM PUBLIC VIEW, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PHOTOGRAPH MUST BE SHOWN WHEN IT IS REQUESTED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR ITS AGENTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3122 (Word version) -- Rep. J. M. Neal: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-180, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PERMITS TO MOVE VEHICLES DURING AN EMERGENCY, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "MOVE" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "OPERATE", TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT RESTRICTS THE ISSUANCE OF THE PERMITS TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS, TO REMOVE THE RESTRICTION PLACED ON THE NUMBER OF PERMITS THAT MAY BE ISSUED FOR A VEHICLE, AND TO REVISE THE INFORMATION THAT MUST BE SPECIFIED ON THE PERMIT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3185 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Cooper, Owens, Harrison, Hardwick, Sandifer, Bingham, Atwater, Bowen, Daning, Hamilton, Hiott, Parker, Bannister, J. R. Smith, Tallon, Limehouse, Brady, Willis, Taylor, Young, Spires, Thayer, Long, Pitts, D. C. Moss, Patrick, Edge, Hixon, Norman, Chumley, Huggins, Frye, Pope, Brannon, Umphlett, Delleney, Allison, Bedingfield, Loftis, Crosby, McCoy, Horne, Clemmons, Skelton, Quinn, White, G. R. Smith, Toole, Ballentine, G. M. Smith, Barfield, Sottile, Erickson, Hearn, Murphy, Pinson, Ryan, Stringer, Lucas, Bikas, Gambrell, Corbin, Simrill, Forrester, Henderson, Viers, Weeks, Whitmire, Vick, McLeod, McEachern and Knight: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHER EDUCATION TRANSPARENCY ACT OF 2011" INCLUDING THE PROVISIONS TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-355 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT EACH PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING MUST MAINTAIN A DETAILED TRANSACTION REGISTER OF ALL FUNDS EXPENDED EACH MONTH AND POST THAT REGISTER ONLINE, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPLEMENTATION, TO PROVIDE THAT EACH PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING MUST POST ONLINE ALL OF ITS CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS AND THE CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS FOR CREDIT CARDS ISSUED TO ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES FOR OFFICIAL USE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL'S OFFICE POSTS THE SAME CREDIT CARD INFORMATION ON ITS WEBSITE, THE INSTITUTION MAY PROVIDE INFORMATION ON HOW TO ACCESS ITS CREDIT CARD INFORMATION ON THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL'S WEBSITE IN LIEU OF COMPLYING WITH THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 3295 (Word version) -- Rep. Herbkersman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-1820, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CRITERIA FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION TO OBTAIN A LICENSE TO SELL ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS BY THE DRINK, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS A HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION, CHARTERED AS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE, WHOSE MEMBERSHIP IS LIMITED TO INDIVIDUALS WHO OWN PROPERTY IN THE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY AND WHOSE AFFAIRS ARE GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED BY THE MEMBERSHIP, IS ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR SUCH A LICENSE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3351 (Word version) -- Reps. Cobb-Hunter, Weeks and McLeod: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-3-75 SO AS TO DECLARE JANUARY SEVENTEENTH OF EACH YEAR AS "EARTHA KITT DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA IN HONOR OF THE LATE EARTHA MAE KITT, NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN ACTRESS, SINGER, AND NATIVE SOUTH CAROLINIAN.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3471 (Word version) -- Reps. Pope and D. C. Moss: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 11, 12, AND 13, 2011, BY THE STUDENTS OF YORK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT TWO WHEN THE SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW ARE EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENT THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 3475 (Word version) -- Reps. Pinson, Parks and Pitts: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 10, 11, AND 12, 2011, BY THE STUDENTS OF GREENWOOD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS FIFTY AND FIFTY-TWO WHEN THE SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW ARE EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENT THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 3476 (Word version) -- Reps. Pinson, Parks, Patrick and Pitts: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 10, 11, 12, AND 13, 2011, BY THE STUDENTS OF GREENWOOD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FIFTY-ONE WHEN THE SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW ARE EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENT THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 3494 (Word version) -- Reps. Willis, Pitts and Tribble: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 10, 11, 12, AND 13, 2011, BY THE STUDENTS OF LAURENS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FIFTY-FIVE WHEN THE SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW ARE EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENT THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 3514 (Word version) -- Rep. Harrison: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO INVITE THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT, THE HONORABLE JEAN HOEFER TOAL, TO ADDRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION ON THE STATE OF THE JUDICIARY AT 12:00 NOON ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3557 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith and Weeks: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE THE THESPIANS OF SUMTER LITTLE THEATRE ON WINNING MULTIPLE TOP HONORS AT THE 2010 SOUTH CAROLINA THEATRE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

Last Updated: February 2, 2011 at 10:55 PM