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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR APRIL 27, 2011

S. 850 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE WHOLESALE PRICE OF GASOLINE FOR EACH OCTANE SOLD IN THIS STATE MAY NOT EXCEED THE AVERAGE WHOLESALE PRICE IT SELLS FOR ON JUNE 1, 2011, TO PROVIDE THAT PRICE SHALL REMAIN CAPPED FROM JUNE 1, 2011, UNTIL JUNE 1, 2012, AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON, COMPANY, OR WHOLESALER WHO RECEIVES REVENUE FROM THE SALE IN THIS STATE OF GASOLINE AT WHOLESALE ABOVE THE WHOLESALE PRICE PERMITTED BY THIS JOINT RESOLUTION MUST REMIT THE EXCESS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE WHICH SHALL HOLD THESE FUNDS IN A TRUST ACCOUNT TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO OR USED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

S. 851 (Word version) -- Senator Reese: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-156 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT EACH FOUR-YEAR PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING SHALL REQUIRE ALL STUDENTS TO TAKE A ONE CREDIT HOUR COURSE EACH SEMESTER FOR EIGHT CONSECUTIVE SEMESTERS WHICH TEACHES STUDY SKILLS, ALLOCATION OF TIME, GOAL SETTING, POSITIVE THINKING, MOTIVATION, LIFE SKILLS, AND RELATED SUBJECTS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THESE COURSES MUST BE TAUGHT ON A PASS/FAIL BASIS AND MUST BE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED BEFORE THE STUDENT MAY EARN HIS DEGREE FROM THE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 852 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 22-3-555 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MAGISTRATES COURT MUST DISPOSE OF CRIMINAL CASES WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF ARREST AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 14-25-45, RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF MUNICIPAL COURTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MUNICIPAL COURTS MUST DISPOSE OF CRIMINAL CASES WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF ARREST AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 853 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-23-155 SO AS TO REQUIRE A SOLICITOR TO CALL CASES FOR TRIAL WITHIN ONE YEAR OF INDICTMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE MUST PRESENT AN INDICTMENT WITHIN NINETY DAYS AFTER A WARRANT HAS BEEN ISSUED, AND TO REQUIRE EXCEPTIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 854 (Word version) -- Senator Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-600 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ASSAULT AND BATTERY OFFENSES, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "A PERSON" FOR THE TERM "AN ADULT".
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Senator MALLOY spoke on the Bill.

Read the first time and, on motion of Senator MALLOY, with unanimous consent, S. 854 was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 855 (Word version) -- Senators Pinckney, Alexander, Anderson, Bright, Bryant, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Coleman, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Elliott, Fair, Ford, Gregory, Grooms, Hayes, Hutto, Jackson, Knotts, Land, Leatherman, Leventis, Lourie, Malloy, L. Martin, S. Martin, Massey, Matthews, McConnell, McGill, Nicholson, O'Dell, Peeler, Rankin, Reese, Rose, Ryberg, Scott, Setzler, Sheheen, Shoopman, Thomas, Verdin and Williams: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CELEBRATE THE OCCASION OF THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CITY OF HARDEEVILLE, AND TO CONGRATULATE AND COMMEND MAYOR BRONCO BOSTICK, THE CITY COUNCIL, AND THE CITIZENS OF HARDEEVILLE FOR A CENTURY OF DISPLAYING THE CHARM AND DIGNITY OF THIS SOUTH CAROLINA JEWEL.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 4116 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, Clemmons and Mack: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO FIX NOON ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011, AS THE TIME TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2013, AND THE SUBSEQUENT FULL TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 3, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2016; AND TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 3, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2013, AND THE SUBSEQUENT FULL TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2019.
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On motion of Senator MCCONNELL, with unanimous consent, the Concurrent Resolution was introduced and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

H. 4123 (Word version) -- Rep. White: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE THE MONTH OF MAY 2011 AS "MENTAL HEALTH MONTH" IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND THE NEED FOR APPROPRIATE AND ACCESSIBLE SERVICES FOR ALL PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

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