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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MARCH 9, 2011

S. 673 (Word version) -- Senators Cleary, Campbell, O'Dell, Cromer, Knotts and Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-244 SO AS TO PROVIDE A DENTAL INSURANCE PLAN MAY NOT REQUIRE A DENTIST WHO IS A PARTICIPATING PROVIDER OF THE PLAN TO PROVIDE A SERVICE TO AN INSURED OF THE PLAN AT A FEE SET BY OR SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE INSURER UNLESS THE SERVICE IS COVERED BY THE DENTAL INSURANCE PLAN, TO PROVIDE A HEALTH CARE SERVICE CONTRACTOR OR THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATOR MAY NOT MAKE A MEMBER OF ITS DENTAL CARE PROVIDERS NETWORK AVAILABLE TO A DENTAL PLAN THAT SETS DENTAL FEES FOR A SERVICE THAT IS NOT A COVERED SERVICE, AND TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 674 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 24 OF ARTICLE III, SECTION 3 OF ARTICLE VI, AND SECTION 1A OF ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, ALL RELATING TO DUAL OFFICE HOLDING AND QUALIFICATION FOR OFFICE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROHIBITION AGAINST HOLDING TWO OFFICES OF HONOR OR PROFIT DOES NOT APPLY TO COMMISSIONED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, CORRECTIONS OFFICERS, OR DEPUTY CORONERS WHO HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE IN A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OTHER THAN THE ONE IN WHICH THEY SERVE AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, CORRECTIONS OFFICER, OR DEPUTY CORONER.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 675 (Word version) -- Senators Lourie, Campbell, Williams, Bryant, Land, Cromer, Elliott, Alexander, Ryberg, McGill, Nicholson, Massey and Reese: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 27-40-715 SO AS TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR CONDUCTING EXPEDITED HEARINGS ON ACTIONS FOR EVICTION IN RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT AGREEMENTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 676 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-1-130, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS NOT CONSIDERED DUAL OFFICEHOLDERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, CORRECTIONS OFFICER, OR DEPUTY CORONER EMPLOYED BY A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OTHER THAN THE ONE IN WHICH THEY SERVE AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, CORRECTIONS OFFICER, OR DEPUTY CORONER IS NOT CONSIDERED A DUAL OFFICEHOLDER FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 677 (Word version) -- Senators Hutto, Sheheen, Lourie, Land, Setzler, Reese, Williams, Matthews, Malloy, Pinckney, Leventis, Coleman, Jackson, Elliott, Anderson, Nicholson and Scott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-720, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ENTITIES WHOSE EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE PLANS, SO AS TO INCLUDE AND MAKE ELIGIBLE A BUSINESS WITH NO MORE THAN TWENTY-FIVE FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 678 (Word version) -- Senator Lourie: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO DECLARE MARCH 14-22, 2011, NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WEEK IN SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO COMMEND THE EFFORTS OF THE NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY TO ADVOCATE FOR AWARENESS OF THE EFFECTS OF AND TREATMENTS FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 679 (Word version) -- Senators Elliott, Alexander, Anderson, Bright, Bryant, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Coleman, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Fair, Ford, Grooms, Hayes, Hutto, Jackson, Knotts, Land, Leatherman, Leventis, Lourie, Malloy, L. Martin, S. Martin, Massey, Matthews, McConnell, McGill, Nicholson, O'Dell, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Rose, Ryberg, Scott, Setzler, Sheheen, Shoopman, Thomas, Verdin and Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE CONGRESS AND PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO EXPEDITIOUSLY PURSUE IMPROVED ENERGY POLICIES AND RELATED TAX POLICIES IN AN EFFORT TO STRENGTHEN OUR NATIONAL ECONOMY AND ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF AMERICAN CITIZENS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 680 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO DECLARE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011, AS "SOUTH CAROLINA RECYCLERS DAY" AND TO COMMEND AND RECOGNIZE SOUTH CAROLINA'S RECYCLERS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR STATE'S ECONOMY AND FOR THEIR EFFORTS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 681 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR DANIEL H. ISAAC OF HORRY COUNTY FOR EXEMPLARY COMMUNITY SERVICE, AND TO CONGRATULATE HIM UPON RECEIVING THE 2011 ANN DEBOCK AWARD THROUGH THE LEADERSHIP GRAND STRAND CLASS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 3012 (Word version) -- Reps. Horne, H. B. Brown and Lowe: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 70 TO TITLE 44 TO ENACT THE "LICENSURE OF IN-HOME CARE PROVIDER ACT" SO AS TO REQUIRE A BUSINESS TO BE LICENSED TO PROVIDE, OR TO MAKE PROVISIONS FOR, IN-HOME CARE SERVICES THROUGH ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS OR THROUGH CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENTS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS FOR LICENSURE IN ACCORDANCE WITH REQUIREMENTS PROVIDED FOR IN THIS ACT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS; TO REQUIRE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR IN-HOME CAREGIVERS EMPLOYED BY IN-HOME CARE PROVIDERS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL RETAIN ALL FEES COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY TO CARRY OUT THE DEPARTMENT'S RESPONSIBILITIES PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-2910, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS FOR CAREGIVERS, SO AS TO INCLUDE IN-HOME CARE PROVIDERS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 3038 (Word version) -- Rep. Umphlett: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-34-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A TATTOO FACILITY ENGAGING IN ANOTHER RETAIL BUSINESS, SO AS TO PROVIDE A TATTOO FACILITY MAY PROVIDE THE RETAIL SALE OF MERCHANDISE WITH IMAGES AND LANGUAGE PROMOTING THE ART AND CULTURE OF TATTOOING.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 3170 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A COMMITTEE TO STUDY VETERAN HOMELESSNESS, UNEMPLOYMENT, JOB PLACEMENT, INCIDENCE OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, ACCESS TO BASIC HUMAN SERVICES, AND OTHER ISSUES AFFECTING SOUTH CAROLINA VETERANS AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AND DUTIES, THE FILLING OF VACANCIES, COMMITTEE MEETINGS, AND STAFFING.
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Read the first time and referred to the General Committee.

H. 3378 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford and McLeod: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 31, TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COMMITMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN EMERGENCY ORDER ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OR AN ORDER ISSUED BY THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE DETENTION, EXAMINATION, ISOLATION, AND TREATMENT OF A PERSON WITH TUBERCULOSIS WHO POSES A RISK TO THE PUBLIC; TO PROVIDE FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH AN EMERGENCY ORDER MAY BE ISSUED AND THE SCOPE OF AN EMERGENCY ORDER; TO PROVIDE REVIEW AND APPEAL PROCEDURES FOR AN EMERGENCY ORDER; TO AUTHORIZE THE COURT TO WAIVE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO PROHIBIT STAYING A COMMITMENT ORDER PENDING APPEAL; TO PROVIDE THAT INVOLUNTARY EXAMINATION OF A PERSON WITH SUSPECTED TUBERCULOSIS IS NOT COMPULSORY TREATMENT; AND TO DELETE PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS FACILITIES AT THE STATE PARK HEALTH CENTER AND THAT THE ENFORCEMENT OF THIS ARTICLE IS CONTINGENT UPON THE AVAILABILITY OF FACILITIES FOR HOSPITALIZATION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 3716 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 20, TITLE 59, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EDUCATION FINANCE ACT OF 1977, SO AS TO RENAME THE CHAPTER, DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, REVISE THE PURPOSE OF THE CHAPTER, REVISE PUPIL WEIGHTINGS WITHIN THE ALLOCATION FORMULA, DELETE PROVISIONS REGARDING SCHOOL AND DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLANS, DELETE THE INFLATION ADJUSTMENT TO STATE FUNDS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, DELETE THE PROVISION THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY NOT RECEIVE HOLD HARMLESS FUNDS, DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT TEACHER SALARIES MUST BE ADJUSTED TO STAY AT THE SOUTHEASTERN AVERAGE, PROVIDE WHAT THE STATE MINIMUM SALARY SCHEDULE MUST INCLUDE, PROVIDE THAT TEACHER SALARIES IN THE FISCAL YEAR AFTER A FURLOUGH HAS BEEN IMPOSED MUST BE BASED ON THE TEACHER SALARY IN THE YEAR PRIOR TO THE FURLOUGH, PROVIDE THAT TEACHER PAY RAISES MAY BE PROVIDED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, REVISE HOW A TEACHER MAY QUALIFY FOR A PAY RAISE, REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO DEVELOP AN INCENTIVE COMPENSATION SYSTEM BASED ON TEACHER PERFORMANCE FOR TEACHERS AND PROVIDE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PUBLISH THE ACTUAL PERCENTAGE OF ITS PER PUPIL EXPENDITURES USED FOR CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION, INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT, AND NON-INSTRUCTIONAL PUPIL SERVICES, REQUIRE THE DISTRICT TO SPEND AT LEAST SEVENTY PERCENT OF ITS PER PUPIL EXPENDITURES IN THESE CATEGORIES, AND DELETE OBSOLETE REFERENCES; BY ADDING ARTICLE 2 TO CHAPTER 139, TITLE 59 SO AS TO REQUIRE EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO DEVELOP FIVE-YEAR PLANS FOR THE DISTRICT AND FOR THE SCHOOLS OF THE DISTRICT, PROVIDE WHAT THESE PLANS MUST INCLUDE, AND PROVIDE FOR ALLOCATION OF FUNDING FOR ELEMENTS OF THE PLAN; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-19-91 SO AS TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO ESTABLISH AN IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL AT EACH SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT, PROVIDE WHO MAY SERVE ON THE COUNCIL, PROVIDE THE DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL, AND PROVIDE TERMS FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 3764 (Word version) -- Rep. Bales: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THE INTERSECTION OF UNIVERSAL DRIVE AND SUMTER HIGHWAY AND AT THE INTERSECTION OF UNIVERSAL DRIVE AND BURDELL DRIVE, BOTH IN RICHLAND COUNTY, THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "IN MEMORY OF MARY L. SHIVERS".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3894 (Word version) -- Reps. Owens, Daning and Forrester: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE TWENTY SOUTH CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE STUDENTS NAMED TO SOUTH CAROLINA'S 2011 ACADEMIC ALL-STATE BY PHI THETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR SCHOLARLY ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND SERVICE TO THEIR COMMUNITIES.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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