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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MARCH 31, 2011

S. 757 (Word version) -- Senators Grooms, Campbell and Campsen: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE TIMBERLAND HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM ON ITS IMPRESSIVE WIN OF THE 2011 CLASS AA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE, AND TO HONOR THE PLAYERS, COACH, AND STAFF ON AN OUTSTANDING SEASON.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 758 (Word version) -- Senator Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 11, CHAPTER 21, TITLE 24 OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-21-1010, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO HAS RECEIVED A PARDON FOR ANY CRIME EXCEPT CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT OR A CRIME OF VIOLENCE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 16-23-10(3), MAY APPLY, OR CAUSE SOMEONE ACTING ON THE PERSON'S BEHALF TO APPLY, TO THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR AN ORDER EXPUNGING THE RECORDS OF THE PERSON'S ARREST AND CONVICTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Corrections and Penology.

S. 759 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND CONGRATULATE PRIVATE FIRST CLASS BRENT K. SCHIPPER UPON BEING NAMED THE SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIER OF THE YEAR.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 760 (Word version) -- Senator McGill: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THELMA WILLIAMS, MOTHER OF OUR DEAR FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE, SENATOR KENT WILLIAMS, UPON THE OCCASION OF HER EIGHTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY, AND TO WISH HER A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND MANY MORE YEARS OF CONTINUED HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 761 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND RECOGNIZE EASLEY COMBINED UTILITIES FOR PROVIDING SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY FOR ONE HUNDRED YEARS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

H. 3267 (Word version) -- Reps. Sellers, G. M. Smith and Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 24, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CREATION AND OPERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES AND THE BOARD OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES, SO AS TO TRANSFER ALL FUNCTIONS, POWERS, DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY STATUTORILY EXERCISED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, DIVISION OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Corrections and Penology.

H. 3403 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, Simrill, Lucas, Hiott, Limehouse, Bowen, Bedingfield, Pinson, G. M. Smith, J. R. Smith, Bingham, Frye, V. S. Moss, Corbin, Bikas, Cooper, Allison, Parker, Toole, G. R. Smith, Henderson, Atwater, McCoy, Ballentine, Brannon, Clemmons, D. C. Moss, Hixon, Pitts, Young, Sandifer, Quinn, Willis, Viers, Pope, Stringer, Nanney, Hamilton, Owens and Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-7-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORDS "PERSON" AND "PARTY" AS THOSE WORDS APPEAR IN THE LAWS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO PROVIDE FURTHER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF "PERSON", "HUMAN BEING", "CHILD", AND "INDIVIDUAL", SO THAT THEY INCLUDE EVERY INFANT MEMBER OF THE SPECIES HOMO SAPIENS WHO IS BORN ALIVE AND TO DEFINE "BORN ALIVE".
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3408 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, Lucas, Simrill, Hiott, Limehouse, Bowen, Bedingfield, Pinson, J. R. Smith, G. M. Smith, Bingham, Thayer, V. S. Moss, Brannon, Bikas, Cooper, Allison, Toole, Parker, G. R. Smith, Frye, Atwater, Henderson, McCoy, Ballentine, Clemmons, Hixon, D. C. Moss, Pitts, Young, Quinn, Willis, Viers, Sandifer, Stringer, Nanney, Hamilton, Owens and Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5, TO CHAPTER 41, TITLE 44, TO ENACT THE "FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE ACT" SO AS TO PROHIBIT AN EMPLOYER FROM DISMISSING, DEMOTING, SUSPENDING, DISCIPLINING OR DISCRIMINATING AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE WHO ADVISES THE EMPLOYER THAT HE OR SHE REFUSES TO PARTICIPATE IN CERTAIN ACTIVITIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCEDURES RELATED TO EMBRYONIC TISSUE OR A DEVELOPING CHILD IN AN ARTIFICIAL OR NATURAL WOMB; TO PROVIDE THAT A HEALTH CARE FACILITY IS NOT REQUIRED TO ADMIT A PATIENT, OR TO ALLOW THE USE OF THE FACILITY FOR PROCEDURES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCEDURES RELATED TO EMBRYONIC TISSUE OR A DEVELOPING CHILD IN AN ARTIFICIAL OR NATURAL WOMB AND TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND EMPLOYEES OF SUCH PROVIDERS WHO PROVIDED NOTICE THAT THEY WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN SUCH ACTIVITIES MUST NOT BE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE, MUST NOT BE DISCIPLINED DUE TO SUCH REFUSAL, AND ARE IMMUNE FROM LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY SUCH REFUSAL; TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE MUST NOT REQUIRE AN INSURANCE PLAN OR ISSUER TO COVER PROCEDURES INCLUDING, BUT LIMITED TO, PROCEDURES RELATING TO EMBRYONIC TISSUE OR DEVELOPMENT OF A CHILD IN AN ARTIFICIAL OR NATURAL WOMB; TO PROHIBIT A HEALTH CARE FACILITY, SCHOOL, OR EMPLOYER FROM DISCRIMINATING AGAINST A PERSON REGARDING ADMISSION, HIRING OR FIRING, TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT, OR STUDENT OR STAFF STATUS BECAUSE THE PERSON REFUSES, WHETHER OR NOT IN WRITING, TO PARTICIPATE IN PROCEDURES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCEDURES RELATED TO EMBRYONIC TISSUE OR A DEVELOPING CHILD IN AN ARTIFICIAL OR NATURAL WOMB; TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MUST NOT BE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN, MAKE FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR, OR PROVIDE PERSONNEL FOR PROCEDURES INCLUDING, BUT LIMITED TO, PROCEDURES RELATING TO EMBRYONIC TISSUE OR DEVELOPMENT OF A CHILD IN AN ARTIFICIAL OR NATURAL WOMB IF THE ACTIVITY IS CONTRARY TO THE PERSON'S CONSCIENCE; TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST A PERSON ESTABLISHING OR OPERATING A HEALTH CARE FACILITY BECAUSE THE FACILITY DECLINES TO PARTICIPATE IN A HEALTH CARE SERVICE THAT IS CONTRARY TO THE FACILITY'S CONSCIENCE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY CONDUCT THAT IS IN VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE MAY BRING A CIVIL ACTION FOR EQUITABLE RELIEF AND IF THE PERSON PREVAILS, THE COURT SHALL AWARD ATTORNEY'S FEES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 3642 (Word version) -- Reps. Cooper, Bingham, Allison, Harrell and Owens: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY PAY TEACHERS BASED ON THE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE THE TEACHERS POSSESSED IN FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011 WITHOUT NEGATIVE IMPACT TO THEIR EXPERIENCE CREDIT; TO PROVIDE VOTING AND NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS DECISION; TO REQUIRE THAT PAYMENT ACCORDING TO THE 2010-2011 DATA BE APPLIED UNIFORMLY; TO PROVIDE THAT A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY NOT PAY DISTRICT OR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS MORE THAN THEY RECEIVED IN FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011; TO REQUIRE A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PAY TEACHERS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS FOR CHANGES IN THEIR EDUCATION LEVELS; AND TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 3711 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer, Hayes and D. C. Moss: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 39-61-210 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN ENTITY THAT CONTRACTS WITH AN AUTOMOBILE CLUB LICENSED UNDER THE MOTOR CLUB SERVICES ACT FOR THE PROVISIONS OF EMERGENCY ROAD SERVICE AND TOWING SERVICE TO THE ENTITY'S CUSTOMERS IS EXEMPT FROM ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THE MOTOR CLUB SERVICES ACT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3914 (Word version) -- Rep. Herbkersman: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 20 TO CHAPTER 23, TITLE 57 SO AS TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN HIGHWAYS IN BEAUFORT COUNTY AS SCENIC HIGHWAYS AND SCENIC BYWAYS; AND TO REPEAL ACT 714 OF 1978 WHICH DESIGNATED CERTAIN PORTIONS OF HIGHWAYS IN BEAUFORT COUNTY AS SCENIC HIGHWAYS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3923 (Word version) -- Rep. Parker: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-490, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SO AS TO RENAME THE INMAN MILLS BAPTIST VOTING PRECINCT THE GREATER ST. JAMES VOTING PRECINCT AND REDESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER FOR THE MAP ON WHICH LINES OF THESE PRECINCTS ARE DELINEATED AND MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3947 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford and Bales: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 55-11-320, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE RICHLAND-LEXINGTON AIRPORT COMMISSION, SO AS TO REVISE THE PROCEDURE TO APPOINT THE MEMBERS SELECTED BY THE RICHLAND COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3957 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrison, Bales, McLeod and Funderburk: A BILL TO DESIGNATE SECTION 3 OF ACT 292 OF 1985, RELATING TO THE RICHLAND-LEXINGTON COUNTY AIRPORT COMMISSION'S AUTHORITY TO MAKE APPLICATION TO THE FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES BOARD FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING, OPERATING, AND MAINTAINING FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES AS SECTION 55-11-430 OF THE 1976 CODE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 55-11-430, RELATING TO THE RICHLAND-LEXINGTON COUNTY AIRPORT COMMISSION'S AUTHORITY TO MAKE APPLICATION TO THE FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES BOARD FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING, OPERATING, AND MAINTAINING FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES, SO AS TO EXPAND THE AREA WITHIN THE STATE IN WHICH THE COMMISSION MAY ESTABLISH FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3978 (Word version) -- Rep. Barfield: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE ALONG VALLEY FORGE ROAD IN HORRY COUNTY LOCATED BETWEEN ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 410 AND LOUISVILLE ROAD "ELISHA TYLER MEMORIAL BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "ELISHA TYLER MEMORIAL BRIDGE".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3984 (Word version) -- Reps. Howard, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, 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, 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 COMMEND THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SOUTH CAROLINA FOR THEIR WONDERFUL EFFORTS IN HELPING SOUTH CAROLINA'S YOUTH PREPARE FOR A PRODUCTIVE LIFE, TO RECOGNIZE THE TWELVE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS THROUGHOUT THE STATE WHO HAVE BEEN NAMED 2011 YOUTH OF THE YEAR BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA ALLIANCE OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS, AND TO DECLARE THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011, AS "BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS DAY" AT THE STATE HOUSE.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the General Committee.

H. 4002 (Word version) -- Reps. Alexander, Brantley, J. E. Smith, Spires, Knight, Brannon, Corbin, Ott, King, McLeod, Parker, Bales, Jefferson, McEachern, Ballentine, Branham, Cobb-Hunter, Crosby, Dillard, Hardwick, Hearn, Herbkersman, Long, J. M. Neal, Pope, G. M. Smith and G. R. Smith: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THAT ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF CHILDREN IS A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM, AND TO DECLARE APRIL AS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 4004 (Word version) -- Reps. Owens, Bikas, Hiott and Skelton: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE EASLEY COMBINED UTILITIES, AND TO CONGRATULATE THE ORGANIZATION, UPON THE OCCASION OF ITS CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY, FOR ITS DEDICATION IN PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY OF EASLEY.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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