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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR APRIL 12, 2011

S. 793 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander and Bryant: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE MEDICAID NURSING HOME PERMIT LAW AND TO SET CERTAIN NURSING HOME STAFFING STANDARDS IN ORDER TO MEET APPROPRIATIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 794 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION CONDUCT PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARIES FOR CERTIFIED POLITICAL PARTIES THAT RECEIVED AT LEAST FIVE PERCENT OF THE POPULAR VOTE IN SOUTH CAROLINA FOR THE PARTY'S CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, EXCEPT WHEN A STATE COMMITTEE OF A POLITICAL PARTY DECIDES TO HOLD A PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 7-11-25, AND IF MORE THAN ONE STATE COMMITTEE DECIDES TO HOLD A PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY, THE COMMITTEES MUTUALLY SHALL SET A SINGLE DATE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY THAT HAS A FILING DEADLINE NO LATER THAN SEVENTY-FIVE DAYS BEFORE THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY DATE, TO BE AGREED UPON BY JANUARY FIRST OF THE YEAR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS TO BE HELD AND SUBMITTED TO THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, AND IF THE STATE COMMITTEES ARE NOT ABLE TO REACH AGREEMENT ON THE DATE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY, THEN THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY MUST BE HELD AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 7-13-40.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 795 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-15-20 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO APPEARANCE BONDS, TO PROVIDE THAT AN APPEARANCE BOND IS VALID FOR A CERTAIN TIME PERIOD IN CIRCUIT AND MAGISTRATES OR MUNICIPAL COURTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE TO RELIEVE THE SURETY OF LIABILITY WHEN THE TIME PERIOD HAS RUN.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 796 (Word version) -- Senator Thomas: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-13-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO IS OPERATING A LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE OUTSIDE HIS JURISDICTION MAY STOP AND DETAIN CERTAIN VEHICLES AND THEIR OPERATORS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 797 (Word version) -- Senator Thomas: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-15-910, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT A BELL AND WHISTLE BE INSTALLED ON LOCOMOTIVES AND SOUNDED AT CROSSINGS, SO AS TO PROVIDE A LOCOMOTIVE MUST ALSO SOUND THIS BELL AND WHISTLE AT LEAST FIVE HUNDRED YARDS FROM THE PLACE WHERE THE RAILROAD CROSSES A BRIDGE OR TRESTLE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 798 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 110 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE "ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 799 (Word version) -- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE, RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE REFORM (ARTICLE 2), DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4170, 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. 800 (Word version) -- Senator Shoopman: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO IMPOSE A MORATORIUM ON PERMITS FOR TROUT RIVER CROSS VANES ON THE SOUTH SALUDA RIVER.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

S. 801 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen, Alexander, Anderson, Bright, Bryant, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Coleman, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Elliott, 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, Shoopman, Thomas, Verdin and Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR DARLA MOORE, LAKE CITY NATIVE, FAMED BUSINESSWOMAN, AND COMMITTED PHILANTHROPIST, FOR HER MANY YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE PALMETTO STATE AND MOST PARTICULARLY TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
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SenatorS COURSON AND SHEHEEN spoke on the Resolution.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 802 (Word version) -- Senator Ryberg: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE THE THIRD WEEK IN APRIL 2011 AS "SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME AWARENESS WEEK" TO RAISE AWARENESS REGARDING SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME AND TO COMMEND THE HOSPITALS, CHILD CARE COUNCILS, SCHOOLS, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT EDUCATE PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS ON HOW TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ABUSE.
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On motion of Senator RYBERG, with unanimous consent, the Concurrent Resolution was adopted and ordered sent to the House.

H. 3582 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrison and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-22-320, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY FOR A TRAFFIC EDUCATION PROGRAM, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PROGRAM IF HE HAS NO SIGNIFICANT HISTORY OF TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3679 (Word version) -- Reps. Bannister and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-740, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TESTING OF CERTAIN OFFENDERS FOR HEPATITIS B AND HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV), SO AS TO FURTHER CLARIFY OFFENDERS WHO MUST BE TESTED AND THE TIME FRAME THAT TESTING MUST BE CONDUCTED AND PROVIDE FOR FOLLOW-UP TESTING FOR HIV WHEN MEDICALLY APPROPRIATE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 4030 (Word version) -- Reps. Clyburn and Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 955 OF 1974, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF THE EDGEFIELD COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS 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.

H. 4040 (Word version) -- Rep. Hodges: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE FOR THE MICROENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT STUDY COMMITTEE TO SUBMIT ITS WRITTEN REPORT FROM JANUARY 20, 2011, TO JANUARY 20, 2012.
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Read the first time and, on motion of Senator SCOTT, with unanimous consent, H. 4040 was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

H. 4056 (Word version) -- Reps. Loftis, Funderburk, Agnew, Brady, Hardwick, Hodges, Gilliard, Allison, Pinson, Patrick, Brannon, Spires, Huggins, Crosby, Allen, Branham, Daning, Hamilton, Jefferson, D. C. Moss, Munnerlyn, Neilson, Pitts, Pope, Sandifer, J. E. Smith, Toole, Whipper, Williams and Willis: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011, AS "SOUTH CAROLINA E-CYCLES DAY," AND TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE PRIMARY SPONSOR, LG ELECTRONICS USA, AS WELL AS THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, WASTE MANAGEMENT, AND THE MANY OTHER BUSINESSES, GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE MAKING MULTIPLE E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS POSSIBLE ON THAT DAY.
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On motion of Senator VERDIN, with unanimous consent, the Concurrent Resolution was adopted and returned to the House.

H. 4066 (Word version) -- Reps. Clyburn, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Brantley, R. L. Brown, Butler Garrick, Cobb-Hunter, Dillard, Gilliard, Govan, Hart, Hodges, Hosey, Howard, Jefferson, King, Mack, McEachern, J. H. Neal, Parks, Rutherford, Sabb, Sellers, Weeks, Whipper and Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO WELCOME BACK TO SOUTH CAROLINA RICK C. WADE, SENIOR ADVISOR AND DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, AS HE BRINGS THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS ON THE OCCASION OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS CORPORATE ROUNDTABLE BUSINESS LUNCHEON ON APRIL 15, 2011.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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