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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MAY 12, 2011

S. 881 (Word version) -- Senator Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-5-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ENTITIES IN WHICH LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS ARE ALLOWED TO INVEST, SO AS TO ALLOW LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO INVEST IN OBLIGATIONS OF A CORPORATION, STATE, OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION DENOMINATED IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS, IF THE OBLIGATIONS BEAR AN INVESTMENT GRADE RATING OF AT LEAST TWO NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED RATING SERVICES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 882 (Word version) -- Senators Leventis and Scott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-14-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT PUBLIC EMPLOYERS VERIFY THE EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION OF EMPLOYEES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE EMPLOYMENT OF WORKERS WHO POSSESS A VALID UNITED STATES PASSPORT, MILITARY IDENTIFICATION CARD, OR A UNITED STATES MILITARY DEPENDENT IDENTIFICATION CARD; AND TO AMEND SECTION 41-8-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SOUTH CAROLINA EMPLOYMENT LICENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A UNITED STATES PASSPORT, MILITARY IDENTIFICATION CARD, OR A UNITED STATES MILITARY DEPENDENT IDENTIFICATION CARD MAY BE USED FOR EMPLOYER VERIFICATION PURPOSES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 883 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 43-31-180 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TO PROVIDE CERTAIN MONTHLY CLIENT CONTACT AND SERVICE INFORMATION TO THE GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE MEMBERS.
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Senator ELLIOTT spoke on the Bill.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 884 (Word version) -- Senator Pinckney: A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF JASPER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WITHIN ITS CONSTITUTIONAL DEBT LIMIT, IN ONE OR MORE SERIES, TO DEFRAY THE LOSS OF AMERICAN REINVESTMENT AND RECOVERY ACT FUNDS AND EDUCATION FINANCE ACT FUNDS TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, TO PRESCRIBE THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE BONDS MAY BE ISSUED AND THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE PROCEEDS MAY BE EXPENDED, AND TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE BONDS.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar.

S. 885 (Word version) -- Senators Nicholson and O'Dell: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THAT JOHN THOMAS NAVE SET AN EXAMPLE OF LEADERSHIP, INTEGRITY, HONOR, DISCIPLINE, AND SPORTSMANSHIP FOR THE CITIZENS OF GREENWOOD COUNTY, ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG BASEBALL PLAYERS WHOSE LIVES HE TOUCHED.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 886 (Word version) -- Senator Nicholson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR W. J. CHRISTOPHER, SR., OF GREENWOOD COUNTY, AND TO WISH HIM SUCCESS AS HE RIDES IN THE 2011 TOUR DE CURE.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 887 (Word version) -- Senator Setzler: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE UPON THE DEATH OF THE HONORABLE OLIN THOMAS "TOM" CORBETT, FORMER MAGISTRATE JUDGE FOR THE WAGENER-SALLEY-AIKEN DISTRICT, AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 3226 (Word version) -- Reps. Bedingfield, Stringer, G. R. Smith, Simrill, Harrison, Allison, G. M. Smith, Bingham, Viers, Ballentine, Harrell, Young, Herbkersman, Hixon, Taylor, Barfield, Loftis, Corbin, Clemmons, Hearn, Owens, Bowen, Norman, Erickson, Pinson and Patrick: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA REGULATORY REFORM ACT"; TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-23-122 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OR A COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY NOT AMEND OR OTHERWISE CHANGE AN AMENDMENT UNDER GENERAL ASSEMBLY REVIEW, AND ONLY THE AGENCY THAT SUBMITTED THE REGULATION FOR REVIEW MAY AMEND OR OTHERWISE CHANGE THE LANGUAGE OF A REGULATION IT SUBMITS FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY REVIEW; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION OF AN AUTOMATIC APPROVAL AND TO INSTEAD PROVIDE AN AUTOMATIC VOTE IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-125, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN NOTICE REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3488 (Word version) -- Reps. Bingham, Harrell and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 99 OF 2007, RELATING TO THE ADDITION OF A SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND THE PHASE IN OF THAT EXEMPTION, SO AS TO DELETE THE PHASE IN REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 12-36-90, 12-36-910, 12-36-1310, AND 12-36-2120, ALL AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE IMPOSITION OF AND EXEMPTIONS FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX, SO AS TO PROVIDE FURTHER FOR THOSE INSTANCES WHERE SALES AND USE TAX APPLIES IN CONNECTION WITH WARRANTIES AND SERVICE MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS SOLD IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 3750 (Word version) -- Reps. Viers and Vick: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-5-530, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A CORONER'S DUTIES WHEN A PERSON DIES, INCLUDING WHERE AN AUTOPSY MUST BE PERFORMED IF A PERSON DIES IN A HEALTH CARE FACILITY WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF ENTERING THE FACILITY OR WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF UNDERGOING AN INVASIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT UNLESS THE CORONER CERTIFIES THAT THERE IS NO REASONABLE ALTERNATIVE, THE AUTOPSY MUST NOT BE PERFORMED AT THE HEALTH CARE FACILITY WHERE THE DEATH OCCURRED OR BY A PHYSICIAN WHO TREATED THE PATIENT OR WHO WAS EMPLOYED BY THE HEALTH CARE FACILITY WHERE THE DEATH OCCURRED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 4146 (Word version) -- Reps. Pinson, Parks and Pitts: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE ON WEST CAMBRIDGE STREET IN THE CITY OF GREENWOOD "CARL JULIEN BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "CARL JULIEN BRIDGE".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 4149 (Word version) -- Reps. Hodges and R. L. Brown: A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF COLLETON COUNTY TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WITHIN ITS CONSTITUTIONAL DEBT LIMIT NOT TO EXCEED TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN ONE OR MORE SERIES, TO DEFRAY THE LOSS OF AMERICAN REINVESTMENT AND RECOVERY ACT FUNDS AND EDUCATION FINANCE ACT FUNDS TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, TO PRESCRIBE THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE BONDS MAY BE ISSUED AND THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE PROCEEDS MAY BE EXPENDED, AND TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE BONDS.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar.

H. 4207 (Word version) -- Rep. G. A. Brown: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE PASSING OF JAMES E. DAVIS, SR., AND HIS BELOVED WIFE, BESSIE MAE PETERSON DAVIS, BOTH OF SUMTER COUNTY, AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THEIR FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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