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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR FEBRUARY 3, 2011

S. 497 (Word version) -- Senators Elliott, Rankin, Cleary and McGill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-130, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM PERMITS REQUIRED TO UTILIZE CRITICAL AREAS, SO AS TO ADD AN EXEMPTION FOR MAINTENANCE DREDGING BY COUNTIES OR MUNICIPALITIES OF CERTAIN CANALS IF THE DREDGING IS AUTHORIZED BY THE UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL OTHER DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL CERTIFICATIONS FOR SUCH DREDGING ARE WAIVED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Senator ELLIOTT spoke on the Bill.

S. 498 (Word version) -- Senators Jackson, Fair, Hutto, Knotts and Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-10-340, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SNACKS SOLD FOR STUDENT CONSUMPTION IN SCHOOLS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR FAT, CALORIE, AND SUGAR CONTENT STANDARDS THAT SNACK FOOD AND BEVERAGES MUST MEET IN ORDER TO BE SOLD IN SCHOOLS, DEFINE THE TERM "REGULAR SCHOOL DAY", AND TO ALLOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SET STRICTER STANDARDS; BY ADDING SECTION 59-10-345 SO AS TO PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS THAT ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOLS MUST FOLLOW FOR FULL MEALS FOR STUDENT CONSUMPTION AND TO REGULATE PORTION SIZE FOR A LA CARTE ITEM SALES; TO AMEND SECTION 59-10-380, RELATING TO FOOD OR BEVERAGE ITEMS SOLD AS A FUNDRAISER, SO AS TO SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDE FUNDRAISERS FROM THE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-10-390 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT REVISIONS TO THIS CHAPTER MUST CORRESPOND WITH GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED BY THE ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 499 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-670, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LISTING NEW STRUCTURES FOR TAXATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PREVIOUSLY UNTAXED IMPROVEMENTS TO REAL PROPERTY MUST BE LISTED FOR TAXATION BY THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEXT CALENDAR QUARTER AFTER A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY IS ISSUED OR THE STRUCTURE IS OCCUPIED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 500 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR A JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE TO STUDY WHETHER SOUTH CAROLINA SHOULD ADOPT A CURRENCY TO SERVE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE CURRENCY DISTRIBUTED BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM IN THE EVENT OF A MAJOR BREAKDOWN OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 501 (Word version) -- Senators Cromer, Peeler, Leatherman, L. Martin, McGill, Courson, Thomas, Grooms, Verdin, O'Dell, Campsen, Matthews, Campbell, Hutto, Alexander, Williams, Fair, Scott, Cleary, Reese, Davis, Leventis, Shoopman, Elliott, Anderson, S. Martin and Nicholson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-34-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONDUCTING A PRESCRIBED FIRE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A FIRE MANAGER WHO SUPERVISES A PRESCRIBED FIRE MUST CONSIDER BOTH FIRE BEHAVIOR AND SMOKE MANAGEMENT AND TO PROVIDE CITATIONS TO OTHER SPECIFIC STATUTORY AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 48-34-50, RELATING TO LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY A PRESCRIBED FIRE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO PROPERTY OWNER, LESSEE, AGENT, OR EMPLOYEE MAY BE HELD LIABLE FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE RESULTING SMOKE OF A PRESCRIBED FIRE UNLESS GROSS NEGLIGENCE IS PROVEN.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

S. 502 (Word version) -- Senator Davis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-23-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAW OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE REQUIREMENT THAT WATERCRAFT AND OUTBOARD MOTORS BE TITLED, SO AS TO EXEMPT SAILBOATS WITHOUT MOTORIZED PROPULSION NOT MORE THAN FOURTEEN FEET IN LENGTH FROM THE TITLING REQUIREMENT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

S. 503 (Word version) -- Senators Cleary, Alexander, Scott, Rankin, McGill, Williams and Ford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-37-290, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MANNER OF PRESCRIBING AND ADMINISTERING PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS BY AN OPTOMETRIST, SO AS TO PERMIT INJECTIONS INTO THE EYELID AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST MEDICATIONS BEING GIVEN BY INJECTION OR INTRAVENOUSLY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 504 (Word version) -- Senator Leventis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-1525 SO AS TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMITS FOR STATE-OPERATED MOTOR VEHICLES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 505 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE LOCATED ON MIRACLE HILL ROAD THAT CROSSES OVER OOLENOY RIVER IN PICKENS COUNTY "FRANK 'SLIM' KOTCHER BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "FRANK 'SLIM' KOTCHER BRIDGE".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 506 (Word version) -- Senators Bryant and O'Dell: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERCHANGE LOCATED AT EXIT 27 ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 85 IN ANDERSON COUNTY "LANCE CORPORAL JONATHAN SHEA NASH INTERCHANGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERCHANGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "LANCE CORPORAL JONATHAN SHEA NASH INTERCHANGE".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 507 (Word version) -- Senator Leventis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-21-80, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CHANGE OF VENUE IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A PERSON CHARGED WITH A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, MAGISTRATE, OR CIRCUIT JUDGE, IT IS REBUTTABLY PRESUMED THAT A FAIR AND IMPARTIAL TRIAL CANNOT BE OBTAINED IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE DEFENDANT SERVED AND THAT THE VENUE IN SUCH A CASE MUST BE CHANGED TO ANOTHER COUNTY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 508 (Word version) -- Senators Bright, Shoopman, Davis, Campbell, Knotts, Cromer, Campsen, Courson, Bryant, Verdin, McConnell, Grooms, Ryberg, Thomas and Massey: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE THAT THE FEDERAL PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY THIS STATE AND SHALL NOT BE ENFORCED BY ANY UNITED STATES OR SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICIAL, AGENT, OR EMPLOYEE UNLESS AND UNTIL THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT ISSUES AN OPINION THAT THE ACT IS NOT IN VIOLATION OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 509 (Word version) -- Senators Leventis, Land, Ryberg, Rankin, Hutto, Davis, Campsen, Bryant, L. Martin, Alexander, Shoopman, Thomas, Massey and Bright: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE CLERK OF THE SENATE SHALL REDUCE THE MONTHLY IN-DISTRICT COMPENSATION FOR EACH SENATOR BY A PROPORTIONATE AMOUNT SO THAT EACH SENATOR'S ANNUAL IN-DISTRICT COMPENSATION IS REDUCED BY ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 510 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-760 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE ACUPUNCTURE ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO ADD PHYSICIANS TRAINED TO PERFORM ACUPUNCTURE TO THE LIST OF EXEMPTIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 3074 (Word version) -- Reps. Barfield, Toole, Viers, Owens, Bikas and Clemmons: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST APPROPRIATE ACTION BY THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, ON ITS OWN ACTION BY CONSENT OF TWO-THIRDS OF BOTH HOUSES OR ON THE APPLICATION OF THE LEGISLATURES OF TWO-THIRDS OF THE SEVERAL STATES, TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES TO REQUIRE THAT THE TOTAL OF ALL FEDERAL APPROPRIATIONS MAY NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL OF ALL ESTIMATED FEDERAL REVENUES IN ANY FISCAL YEAR, WITH CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3095 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Erickson, Stavrinakis, McCoy, Bowen, Sandifer, Whitmire, Hixon, J. R. Smith, Allison, Long, Toole, Weeks, Atwater, Hardwick, Agnew, Govan and Bales: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 27-1-70 SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS RELATED TO TRANSFER FEE COVENANTS, TO STATE CERTAIN FINDINGS RELATED TO TRANSFER FEE COVENANTS, TO PROVIDE A TRANSFER FEE COVENANT RECORDED AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, OR ANY LIEN TO THE EXTENT THAT IT PURPORTS TO SECURE THE PAYMENT OF A TRANSFER FEE, IS NOT BINDING ON OR ENFORCEABLE AGAINST THE AFFECTED REAL PROPERTY OR ANY SUBSEQUENT OWNER, PURCHASER, OR MORTGAGEE OF ANY INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY, AND TO PROVIDE THE SECTION DOES NOT IMPLY THAT A TRANSFER FEE COVENANT RECORDED BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION IS VALID OR ENFORCEABLE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3479 (Word version) -- Rep. H. B. Brown: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 10, 11, 12, AND 13, 2011, BY THE STUDENTS OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 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.

Last Updated: February 3, 2011 at 5:10 PM