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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MARCH 8, 2011

S. 668 (Word version) -- Senator Fair: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-97 SO AS TO REQUIRE EACH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THIS STATE TO DEVELOP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES REGARDING THE IDENTIFICATION OF SUSPECTED CONCUSSIONS IN STUDENT ATHLETES AND THEIR SUSPENSION FROM PLAY UNTIL CLEARED BY A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, TO REQUIRE STUDENT ATHLETES AND THEIR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS TO READ AND SIGN THE POLICIES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL MAY SERVE AS A VOLUNTEER, AND TO LIMIT HIS LIABILITY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 669 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-17-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF LOBBYISTS AND SECTION 2-17-25, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF LOBBYIST'S PRINCIPALS, BOTH SO AS TO INCREASE THE FILING FEE FOR REGISTRATION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 670 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-17-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION AND REREGISTRATION OF LOBBYISTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF ALL OUTSTANDING PENALTIES BEFORE A LOBBYIST MAY RESUME LOBBYING ACTIVITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 2-17-25, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION AND REREGISTRATION OF LOBBYIST'S PRINCIPALS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF ALL OUTSTANDING PENALTIES BEFORE A LOBBYIST PRINCIPAL MAY RESUME LOBBYING ACTIVITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 2-17-50, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION TO ENFORCE FILING REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESS PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO FILE, SO AS TO CAP CERTAIN FINES AT FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT FIRST AND SECOND OFFENSES MAY BE TRIED IN MAGISTRATES COURT; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-100, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "FAMILY MEMBER" FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT OF 1991, SO AS TO INCLUDE BROTHERS-IN-LAW AND SISTERS-IN-LAW; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-700, RELATING TO USE OF ONE'S OFFICIAL POSITION FOR OFFICIAL GAIN, SO AS TO REPLACE CERTAIN REFERENCES TO "IMMEDIATE FAMILY" WITH THE BROADER TERM "FAMILY MEMBER"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1510, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR EITHER LATE FILING OF OR FAILURE TO FILE A REPORT OR STATEMENT REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8, SO AS TO CAP CERTAIN FINES AT FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT FIRST AND SECOND OFFENSES MAY BE TRIED IN MAGISTRATES COURT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 671 (Word version) -- Senator Thomas: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR BRANDOLYN THOMAS PINKSTON, UPON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT AFTER THREE DECADES OF SERVICE TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, AND TO WISH HER MANY YEARS OF CONTINUED SUCCESS IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 672 (Word version) -- Senators Jackson and O'Dell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-17-681 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE PURCHASE OF CERTAIN METALS BY A SECONDARY METALS RECYCLER, PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, AND PROVIDE A PENALTY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-680, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PURCHASE OF NONFERROUS METALS, SO AS TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "NONFERROUS METALS", AND FURTHER REGULATE THE PURCHASE OF NONFERROUS METALS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3120 (Word version) -- Reps. McEachern and H. B. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-23-845 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE TOWN OF BLYTHEWOOD SHALL CONDUCT VEGETATION MANAGEMENT ALONG A PORTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 77.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3478 (Word version) -- Reps. Young, D. C. Moss, Gambrell, Agnew, Bowen, H. B. Brown, Clyburn, Spires, Frye, Bingham, Cobb-Hunter, Hardwick, Hayes, Herbkersman, Hixon, Horne, Hosey, Lucas, McEachern, Ott, Quinn, G. R. Smith, J. R. Smith, Taylor, Umphlett and White: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 39-41-235, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND DIESEL FUEL SUITABLE FOR BLENDING, SALE OF UNBLENDED PRODUCTS WITHOUT NECESSARY ADDITIVES, RECORDKEEPING AND REGISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT, WHOLESALER RESPONSIBILITY, LIABILITY, AND NOTICE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS APPLY TO EVERY TERMINAL OPERATOR AND EVERY SUPPLIER.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

H. 3586 (Word version) -- Reps. Hardwick, Clemmons, Loftis, Corbin, Barfield, Thayer, Patrick, Hearn, Murphy, Ryan, Viers, Bedingfield, Edge, Herbkersman, Horne and Stringer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-290, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST NEW CONSTRUCTION OR RECONSTRUCTION SEAWARD OF THE BASELINE AND EXEMPTIONS FROM THIS PROHIBITION, SO AS TO DELETE FROM THE EXEMPTIONS CERTAIN PIERS AND ASSOCIATED STRUCTURES, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE, EXISTING ON SEPTEMBER 21, 1989.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

H. 3587 (Word version) -- Reps. Edge, Viers, Hardwick, Hearn, Clemmons, Barfield, Hayes and Loftis: 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.

Last Updated: March 8, 2011 at 3:07 PM