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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR FEBRUARY 24, 2011

S. 613 (Word version) -- Senators Coleman, S. Martin, Rose, Grooms, Ryberg, McConnell, Knotts, Ford, McGill, Pinckney, Land, Setzler, Anderson, O'Dell, Jackson, Campbell, Leventis, Sheheen, Williams, Davis, Lourie, Courson, Cleary, Bright, Campsen, Hayes, Leatherman, Verdin, Bryant and L. Martin: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE CITADEL REGIMENTAL BAND AND PIPES ON ITS RECENT APPEARANCE AT THE 2010 DIAMOND JUBILEE OF THE EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO IN SCOTLAND, AUGUST 6 THROUGH 28, 2010, AND TO HONOR AND COMMEND THE BAND FOR ITS FINE MUSICIANSHIP AND OUTSTANDING CULTURAL AMBASSADORSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE CITADEL AND THIS GREAT STATE AND NATION.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 614 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE SENATE BY ADDING RULE 54 RELATING TO EARMARKS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION SURROUNDING EARMARKS REQUESTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SENATE FOR INCLUSION IN AN APPROPRIATIONS BILL, TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE FOR THIS DISCLOSURE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THESE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Rules.

S. 615 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A BILL TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 2-7-67 ENACTING THE "APPROPRIATIONS BILL EARMARK DISCLOSURE ACT", TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION SURROUNDING EARMARKS REQUESTED BY MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR INCLUSION IN AN APPROPRIATIONS BILL, TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE FOR THIS DISCLOSURE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THESE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 616 (Word version) -- Senators Bright, Thomas, Cromer, O'Dell, Davis, Jackson, Williams, McGill, S. Martin, Grooms, Reese, Bryant, Rose, Shoopman, Fair and Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO ENACT THE "PERSONHOOD ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA" WHICH ESTABLISHES THAT THE RIGHT TO LIFE FOR EACH BORN AND PREBORN HUMAN BEING VESTS AT FERTILIZATION, AND THAT THE RIGHTS OF DUE PROCESS AND EQUAL PROTECTION, GUARANTEED BY ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, VEST AT FERTILIZATION FOR EACH BORN AND PREBORN HUMAN PERSON.
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Senator BRIGHT spoke on the Bill.

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

S. 617 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 15-3-645 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PROVISION IN AN INSURANCE POLICY IS VOID AND UNENFORCEABLE IF IT SHIELDS A CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL FROM LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO REAL PROPERTY RESULTING FROM A DEFECTIVE OR UNSAFE CONDITION CAUSED BY AN IMPROVEMENT TO THE PROPERTY EVEN IF THAT DAMAGE OCCURS PRIOR TO THE INCEPTION DATE OF THE POLICY AND CONTINUES TO WORSEN WHILE COVERAGE UNDER THE POLICY WAS IN EFFECT, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS, AMONG OTHER THINGS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 38-61-70 SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS RELATED TO LIABILITY INSURANCE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF A LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY ISSUED TO A CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 618 (Word version) -- Senators Cleary, Knotts, Bright, O'Dell, Grooms, Campsen, Williams, Ryberg, McConnell, Rose, Verdin, Alexander, Land, Anderson, Bryant, L. Martin, Leventis, Rankin and Campbell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A FIREARM USED IN THE COMMISSION OF AN ALLEGED MURDER MUST BE RETURNED TO ITS OWNER UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 619 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 59, TITLE 40 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING SECTION 40-59-35 TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, PROHIBIT THE SALE OF HEATING, VENTILATION, OR AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT BY CERTAIN PARTIES EXCEPT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, TO EXEMPT HOMEOWNERS FROM THIS SECTION, TO IMPOSE RECORD KEEPING REQUIREMENTS ON A SUPPLIER OR DISTRIBUTOR OF HEATING, VENTILATION, OR AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT, TO PROVIDE THESE RECORDS MUST BE OPEN TO INSPECTION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION OR A DESIGNEE OF THE DEPARTMENT, TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE OF INSTALLING HEATING, VENTILATION, OR AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT MUST BE PERFORMED IN COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE BUILDING CODES AND OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 620 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, RELATING TO PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP AND PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP ENHANCEMENT, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4149, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 621 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, RELATING TO SOUTH CAROLINA NEED-BASED GRANTS PROGRAM, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4148, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 622 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, RELATING TO LIFE SCHOLARSHIP & LIFE SCHOLARSHIP ENHANCEMENT, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4146, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 623 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, RELATING TO LOTTERY TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR TWO-YEAR PUBLIC AND INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4147, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 624 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, RELATING TO SOUTH CAROLINA HOPE SCHOLARSHIP, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4145, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 625 (Word version) -- Senators Nicholson and Courson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR JEROME PHILLIP SINGLETON, JR., FOR HIS ATHLETIC, ACADEMIC, AND CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS, AND TO CONGRATULATE HIM FOR CAPTURING THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE 100-METER RACE AT THE INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE TRACK AND FIELD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 626 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO DECLARE SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2011, AS "VIETNAM-ERA VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY" IN OCONEE COUNTY AND TO OFFER OUR GRATITUDE FOR THE MILITARY SERVICE OF THESE HEROES.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 3746 (Word version) -- Reps. Bales, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Battle, Bedingfield, Bikas, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brannon, Brantley, G. A. Brown, H. B. Brown, R. L. Brown, Butler Garrick, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, Cooper, Corbin, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Edge, Erickson, Forrester, Frye, Funderburk, Gambrell, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrell, Harrison, Hart, Hayes, Hearn, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, J. H. Neal, J. M. Neal, Neilson, Norman, Ott, Owens, Parker, Parks, Patrick, Pinson, Pitts, Pope, Quinn, Rutherford, Ryan, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Tribble, Umphlett, Vick, Viers, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY UPON THE PASSING OF MARY L. SHIVERS OF RICHLAND COUNTY AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

Last Updated: February 24, 2011 at 2:31 PM