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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MARCH 22, 2011

S. 712 (Word version) -- Senator Leatherman: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND CONGRATULATE THE WEST FLORENCE HIGH SCHOOL KNIGHTS BAND UPON ITS INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NEW YEAR'S DAY PARADE IN LONDON IN 2012.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 713 (Word version) -- Senators Knotts and Anderson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-117-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO ADD A MEMBER TO THE BOARD TO BE ELECTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
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Senator KNOTTS spoke on the Bill.

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

S. 714 (Word version) -- Senator Reese: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-21-920, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE GRANTING OF CLEMENCY BY THE PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES BOARD, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A DENIAL OF CLEMENCY BY THE BOARD MAY BE APPEALED TO THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AND THE GOVERNOR.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Corrections and Penology.

S. 715 (Word version) -- Senators Rose and Davis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-270 SO AS TO CREATE THE EXEMPTIONS REPEAL COMMITTEE, A JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TO REQUIRE THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH TO DIVIDE THE SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS INTO FIVE GROUPS AND RANDOMLY SELECT AN ORDER FOR THE REPEAL OF ONE GROUP A YEAR UNTIL ALL GROUPS ARE REPEALED, TO PROVIDE THAT THE EXEMPTIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE SHALL HOLD HEARINGS ON THE EXEMPTIONS AND MAY AMEND THE CONTENTS OF SALES TAX EXEMPTION GROUPS AND THE ORDER FOR REPEAL, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURE BY WHICH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY ENACT THE RECOMMENDATIONS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3760 SO AS TO CREATE THE TAXPAYER REBATE FUND, TO PROVIDE FOR A REFUNDABLE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX CREDIT RESULTING FROM INCREASED SALES TAX COLLECTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CREDIT IS CALCULATED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 716 (Word version) -- Senators Rose and Davis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-270 SO AS TO CREATE THE EXEMPTIONS REPEAL COMMITTEE, A JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TO REQUIRE THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH TO DIVIDE THE SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS INTO FIVE GROUPS AND RANDOMLY SELECT AN ORDER FOR THE REPEAL OF ONE GROUP A YEAR UNTIL ALL GROUPS ARE REPEALED, TO PROVIDE THAT THE EXEMPTIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE SHALL HOLD HEARINGS ON THE EXEMPTIONS AND MAY AMEND THE CONTENTS OF SALES TAX EXEMPTION GROUPS AND THE ORDER FOR REPEAL, TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURE BY WHICH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY ENACT THE RECOMMENDATIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3760 SO AS TO CREATE THE TAXPAYER REBATE FUND, TO PROVIDE FOR A REFUNDABLE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX CREDIT RESULTING FROM INCREASED SALES TAX COLLECTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CREDIT IS CALCULATED; AND BY ADDING SECTION 12-36-2121 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DOES NOT ENACT A LAW SETTING FORTH A SCHEDULE FOR THE REPEAL OF THE SALES TAX EXEMPTION GROUPS, THE SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS ONLY APPLY TO EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES, AND TO REDUCE THE PERCENTAGE BY TWENTY PERCENT ANNUALLY UNTIL THE SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS ARE REPEALED ON JULY 1, 2016.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 717 (Word version) -- Senator Scott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 14-5-610, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF THE STATE INTO SIXTEEN JUDICIAL CIRCUITS, SO AS TO REALIGN THE BOUNDARIES OF CERTAIN CIRCUITS.
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Senator SCOTT spoke on the Bill.

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

S. 718 (Word version) -- Senator Scott: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-5-395 SO AS TO DEFINE A LANDFILL, TO PROVIDE THAT A PUBLIC OR PRIVATELY OWNED WATER UTILITY OPERATING WITHIN FIVE MILES OF A LANDFILL SHALL PROVIDE A WATER LINE AND SUPPLY WATER TO THE LANDFILL, TO PROVIDE THE UTILITY INITIALLY MUST BEAR THE EXPENSE OF CONSTRUCTING THE WATER LINE BUT LATER MAY RECOVER ACTUAL COST OF THE WATER LINE FROM THE LANDFILL'S OWNER, TO PROVIDE A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY MAY ISSUE REVENUE BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WATER LINE REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND SITUATED WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION AND MAY PLEDGE REVENUE RECEIVED FROM THE LANDFILL SERVICED BY THE WATER LINE TO REPAY THESE REVENUE BONDS, AND TO PROVIDE THE UTILITY MAY CHARGE THE LANDFILL'S OWNER A FEE FOR WATER SUPPLIED TO THE LANDFILL AT THE SAME RATE CHARGED OTHER CUSTOMERS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 719 (Word version) -- Senator Matthews: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 58 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES, SERVICES, AND CARRIERS, BY ADDING CHAPTER 39 TO ESTABLISH A RENEWABLE ENERGY AND EFFICIENCY PORTFOLIO STANDARD FOR ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLIERS, TO ACCOUNT FOR INCREMENTAL COSTS INCURRED BY AN ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLIERS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION MUST ENFORCE THE STANDARD, MONITOR COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER, AND CARRY OUT CERTAIN OTHER DUTIES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION MUST MAKE AN ANNUAL REPORT OF ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS AND COMPLIANCE, TO PROVIDE STANDARDS FOR BIOMASS COMBUSTION PROCESSES AT NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES THAT DELIVER ELECTRIC POWER TO AN ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLIER, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE, TO AMEND CHAPTER 31, TITLE 58 BY ADDING SECTION 58-31-610 TO PROVIDE THAT THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY MUST COMPLY WITH THE STANDARDS ESTABLISHED IN THIS ACT; TO AMEND CHAPTER 49, TITLE 33 BY ADDING SECTION 33-49-150 TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES MUST COMPLY WITH THE STANDARDS ESTABLISHED IN THIS ACT; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 720 (Word version) -- Senator Scott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-45-230, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN APPLICANT IS ALLOWED TO TAKE THE EXAMINATION A MAXIMUM OF FOUR TIMES AND MUST WAIT FOR ONE YEAR AFTER TAKING IT A THIRD TIME BEFORE TAKING IT THE FOURTH TIME.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 721 (Word version) -- Senator Massey: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 955 OF 1974, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF THE EDGEFIELD COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE TRUSTEES SHALL RECEIVE COMPENSATION AGREED UPON BY THE BOARD.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar.

S. 722 (Word version) -- Fish, Game and Forestry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, RELATING TO SEASONS, LIMITS, METHODS OF TAKE AND SPECIAL USE RESTRICTIONS ON WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS; AND TURKEY HUNTING RULES AND SEASONS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4141, 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. 723 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR SEA HAVEN INC. OF HORRY COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF ITS THIRTY-EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY, AND TO EXPRESS THE THANKS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE FOR SEA HAVEN'S OUTSTANDING WORK IN LENDING A HELPING HAND TO AT-RISK YOUTH.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 724 (Word version) -- Senator McGill: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 1095 OF 1962, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE LOWER FLORENCE COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROCESS BY WHICH THE FLORENCE COUNTY COUNCIL MAY LEVY MILLAGE WITHIN THE DISTRICT FOR PURPOSES OF CONSTRUCTING, EQUIPPING, AND MAINTAINING HOSPITAL FACILITIES WITHIN THE DISTRICT.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar.

Last Updated: March 22, 2011 at 3:09 PM