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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MARCH 10, 2011

S. 682 (Word version) -- Senator Matthews: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR DR. ARTHUR L. EVANS OF ORANGEBURG COUNTY FOR HIS DEVOTED SERVICE TO SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA SPANNING MORE THAN TWO DECADES.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 683 (Word version) -- Senator Reese: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO EXEMPT A NEW OR USED MOTOR VEHICLE THAT IS PURCHASED FROM A LICENSED DEALER WITH A FUEL ECONOMY OF AT LEAST FORTY MILES PER GALLON; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO EXEMPT THE FIRST YEAR OF PROPERTY TAX ON A NEW OR USED MOTOR VEHICLE THAT IS PURCHASED FROM A LICENSED DEALER WITH A FUEL ECONOMY OF AT LEAST FORTY MILES PER GALLON.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 684 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-375 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, OR TRAFFICKING OF METHAMPHETAMINE, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON CONVICTED UNDER THIS STATUTE SHALL BE ORDERED TO MAKE RESTITUTION FOR COSTS OF EMERGENCY OR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-530, RELATING TO FORFEITURE PROCEDURES, PROCEEDS, AND DISPOSITION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COST OF CLEAN-UP FROM THE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETAMINE MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE REASONABLE COSTS DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS FROM FORFEITURE OR SEIZURE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 685 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-22-950, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRIMINAL CHARGES RESULTING IN A NOT GUILTY VERDICT OR DISMISSAL OF ALL CHARGES REQUIRING THE ISSUANCE OF AN EXPUNGEMENT ORDER BY A JUDGE, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE EXPUNGEMENT PROCEEDING MUST BE HEARD BY THE JUDGE WHO PRESIDED OVER COURT WHEN THE FINDING OF NOT GUILTY, DISMISSAL, OR NOLLE PROSSE OF THE CHARGE WAS ENTERED RATHER THAN BY A JUDGE OF THE GENERAL SESSIONS COURT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 686 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CLARIFY THE SCIENCE COURSE REQUIREMENT FOR RECEIVING A SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 687 (Word version) -- Senator Scott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF TERMS USED IN THE STATE CERTIFICATION OF NEED AND HEALTH FACILITY LICENSURE ACT, INCLUDING THE DEFINITION OF "INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITY FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED", SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE "PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY" FOR "THE MENTALLY RETARDED"; TO AMEND CHAPTER 20, TITLE 44, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA MENTAL RETARDATION, RELATED DISABILITIES, HEAD INJURIES, AND SPINAL CORD INJURIES ACT, INCLUDING THE CREATION, GOVERNANCE, AND OPERATION OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS, CHAPTER 21, TITLE 44, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES, SECTION 44-23-10, AND ARTICLES 3 AND 5 OF CHAPTER 23, TITLE 44, RELATING TO PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO BOTH MENTALLY ILL AND MENTALLY RETARDED PERSONS, CHAPTER 26, TITLE 44, RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF MENTAL RETARDATION CLIENTS, ALL SO AS TO CHANGE THE TERM" MENTAL RETARDATION" TO "INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY" AND THE TERM "MENTALLY RETARDED" TO "PERSON WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY"; TO PROVIDE THAT THE TERMS "INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY" AND "PERSON WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY" HAVE REPLACED AND HAVE THE SAME MEANINGS AS THE FORMER TERMS "MENTAL RETARDATION" AND "MENTALLY RETARDED"; AND TO DIRECT STATE AGENCIES, BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE AND THE CODE COMMISSIONER TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY" FOR "MENTAL RETARDATION" AND THE TERM "PERSON WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY" FOR "MENTALLY RETARDED" IN RULES, REGULATIONS, POLICIES, PROCEDURES, STATUTES, ORDINANCES, AND PUBLICATIONS WHEN THESE RULES, REGULATIONS, POLICIES, PROCEDURES, STATUTES, ORDINANCES, OR PUBLICATIONS ARE AMENDED, REVISED, OR REPUBLISHED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

Last Updated: March 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM