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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR FEBRUARY 9, 2011

S. 519 (Word version) -- Senator Fair: A SENATE RESOLUTION HONORING DR. DANIEL DREISBACH ON HIS DECADES OF SCHOLARLY WORK THAT WERE FOUNDED UPON THE EDUCATION HE EARNED IN SOUTH CAROLINA'S TECHNICAL SCHOOL PROGRAM.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 520 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-290 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION OR RECONSTRUCTION SEAWARD OF THE BASELINE OR BETWEEN THE BASELINE AND SETBACK LINE, TO PROVIDE THAT FISHING PIERS AND THEIR RELATED STRUCTURES, WHICH ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND APPROVED BY THE LOCAL ZONING AND PLANNING AUTHORITY, MAY BE CONSTRUCTED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

S. 521 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen and Williams: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-21-20 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE APPROPRIATION OF TEACHER SALARIES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MUST APPROPRIATE ENOUGH FUNDING TO ENSURE THAT TEACHERS ARE NOT DISMISSED BECAUSE OF A LACK OF FUNDING.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 522 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman, O'Dell and Setzler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE TO STATE INCOME TAX LAWS, SO AS TO UPDATE THE REFERENCE TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE TO THE YEAR 2010.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 523 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman and McGill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-11-810 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT, TO AMEND THE DEFINITION TO INCLUDE CERTAIN FIRE AND PUBLIC SAFETY DISTRICTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 524 (Word version) -- Senators O'Dell and Nicholson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-720, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ENTITIES WHOSE EMPLOYEES, RETIREES, AND THEIR DEPENDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE PLANS, SO AS TO EXTEND THIS ELIGIBILITY TO CERTAIN OFFICE STAFF MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC COACHES ASSOCIATION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 525 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011, AS "SOUTH CAROLINA FAMILY PLAY DAY" AND TO ENCOURAGE ALL SOUTH CAROLINIANS TO JOIN HANDS IN CELEBRATING THIS DAY.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the General Committee.

S. 526 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-637 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSES OF ASSAULT WITH A TASER AND ASSAULT AND BATTERY WITH A TASER AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 527 (Word version) -- Senator Fair: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED NATIONAL CERTIFICATION FROM THE AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION AND WORK IN SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS AS SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS, AND TO COMMEND THEIR SKILL AND CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE CHILDREN OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 528 (Word version) -- Senators Leventis, Matthews, Elliott, Thomas and Anderson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-490 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A MODEL DATING VIOLENCE POLICY TO ASSIST SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN DEVELOPING THEIR OWN POLICIES FOR REPORTING AND RESPONDING TO DATING VIOLENCE, TO PROVIDE WHAT MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE POLICIES, TO PROVIDE REPORTING AND PUBLICATION REQUIREMENTS, AND TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO INFORM PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF THE POLICY AND TO PROVIDE PARENTS WITH A COPY OF THE POLICY UPON REQUEST.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 529 (Word version) -- Senator Land: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO EXTEND TO A COMPLETELY BLIND PERSON THE DWELLING HOUSE EXEMPTION ALLOWED A PARAPLEGIC OR HEMIPLEGIC PERSON AND TO EXTEND TO A COMPLETELY BLIND PERSON THE MOTOR VEHICLE EXEMPTION ALLOWED A PERSON REQUIRED TO USE A WHEELCHAIR.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 530 (Word version) -- Senator Land: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011, AS "CITIES MEAN BUSINESS DAY" TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS SOUTH CAROLINA CITIES AND TOWNS MAKE TO THE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA THROUGH THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 531 (Word version) -- Senators Campsen, Ryberg, Grooms, Bryant, Rose, Campbell, Shoopman, Davis and Bright: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 9-1-5, 9-8-5, 9-9-5, 9-11-5, AND 9-20-5 SO AS TO CLOSE THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR JUDGES AND SOLICITORS, THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THE SOUTH CAROLINA POLICE OFFICERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM, AND THE STATE OPTIONAL RETIREMENT PROGRAM TO EMPLOYEES HIRED OR OFFICERS TAKING OFFICE AFTER JUNE 30, 2012, AND TO PROVIDE THAT OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES HIRED OR TAKING OFFICE AFTER JUNE 30, 2012 MUST BE ENROLLED IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT INVESTMENT PLAN; BY ADDING CHAPTER 22 TO TITLE 9 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT INVESTMENT PLAN AS A DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN AND PROVIDE FOR ITS ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATIONS; AND TO REPEAL, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017, CHAPTER 22, TITLE 9 RELATING TO THE STATE OPTIONAL RETIREMENT PROGRAM.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 532 (Word version) -- Senator Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-35-122 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE SHALL SUSPEND THE BENEFITS OF A PERSON WHO, WHILE RECEIVING BENEFITS, FAILS A DRUG TEST TAKEN AS A CONDITION OF AN APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT, TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY NOT RESTORE THESE SUSPENDED BENEFITS UNTIL THE PERSON HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A CERTAIN DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAM AND PASSED A DRUG TEST, TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY NOT PROVIDE OR RESTORE RETROACTIVELY A BENEFIT TO A PERSON FOR A PERIOD IN WHICH HIS BENEFITS ARE SUSPENDED UNDER THIS SECTION, AND TO DEFINE A "DRUG TEST".
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 533 (Word version) -- Senators Coleman and Reese: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SALES TAX EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN ITEMS FOR CERTAIN FACILITIES RESEARCHING AND TESTING THE IMPACT OF NATURAL DISASTERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE QUALIFYING INVESTMENT OF AT LEAST TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS MAY BEGIN AT ANY TIME PERIOD AFTER JANUARY 1, 2009, AND ALL OR A PORTION MAY OCCUR BEFORE THE TAXPAYER NOTIFIES THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE OF ITS INTENTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 3221 (Word version) -- Rep. Nanney: 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.

H. 3301 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Bowers, Bales, Anderson, Pinson, R. L. Brown and Erickson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-43-85, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO STANDARDS FOR PLACEMENT OF MODULAR HOMES, SO AS TO PROVIDE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH A MODULAR HOME USED AS A DISPLAY MODEL MAY BE PLACED FOR ITS FIRST RESIDENTIAL USE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3344 (Word version) -- Reps. Brady, Erickson, Sandifer, Allison, Dillard, Butler Garrick, Munnerlyn, Funderburk, Horne, Long, Nanney, Bowers, Bales, Anderson, Pinson, Weeks and Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "UNFAIR DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SUBJECTS OF ABUSE IN INSURANCE ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 38-57-115 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNFAIR DISCRIMINATION FOR AN INSURER TO DENY, REFUSE TO ISSUE OR RENEW, CANCEL, RESTRICT OR EXCLUDE COVERAGE, DENY A CLAIM OR LIMIT PAYMENTS, OR ADD A PREMIUM DIFFERENTIAL TO A POLICY OR CERTIFICATE OF COVERAGE ON THE BASIS THAT AN APPLICANT OR INSURED HAS BEEN OR IS PERCEIVED TO HAVE BEEN ABUSED OR MAY BE A SUBJECT OF ABUSE AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES, INCLUDING FINES UP TO TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

H. 3530 (Word version) -- Rep. Vick: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 10, 11, 12, AND 13, 2011, BY THE STUDENTS OF CHESTERFIELD 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.

H. 3578 (Word version) -- Rep. Anthony: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 13 AND 14, 2011, BY THE STUDENTS OF UNION 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.

H. 3583 (Word version) -- Rep. Cooper: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE TO STATE INCOME TAX LAWS, SO AS TO UPDATE THE REFERENCE TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE TO THE YEAR 2010.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 3588 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 10 AND 11, 2011, BY THE STUDENTS OF DENMARK OLAR SCHOOL DISTRICT TWO OF BAMBERG COUNTY 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. 3603 (Word version) -- Reps. Dillard, Tribble, Brantley, Sottile, Neilson, Parker, J. H. Neal, Brady, Knight, Allison, Brannon, Forrester, Hixon, Hosey, Jefferson, King, Long, Mitchell and Ott: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011, AS "CITIES MEAN BUSINESS DAY" TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS SOUTH CAROLINA CITIES AND TOWNS MAKE TO THE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA THROUGH THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 3634 (Word version) -- Reps. Simrill, Norman, King, Pope, Delleney, Long and D. C. Moss: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE YORK COUNTY AS A VITAL PART OF THIS STATE AND DECLARE FEBRUARY 15, 2011, AS "YORK COUNTY DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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On motion of Senator HAYES, with unanimous consent, the Concurrent Resolution was adopted and returned to the House.

Last Updated: February 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM