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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MAY 26, 2011

S. 927 (Word version) -- Senator Ford: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO URGE THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO PROMOTE THE CREDIBILITY AND BALANCE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HEALTH PLANNING COMMITTEE BY ENSURING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE REPRESENTS THE BROAD SPECTRUM OF STATE RESIDENTS WHO WOULD BE SERVED BY THE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE CREATED BY THE COMMITTEE.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 928 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-7-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT ATTORNEYS GENERAL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF INVESTIGATORS AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY INVESTIGATOR EMPLOYED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WITH A CLASS 1 LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION SHALL HAVE FULL STATEWIDE POLICE POWER IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND IS REQUIRED TO POST BOND AND TAKE AN OATH TO FAITHFULLY PERFORM AND EXECUTE HIS DUTIES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 929 (Word version) -- Senator Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-18-170 TO ENACT "BENJI'S LAW" SO AS TO SPECIFY PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR MINIATURE TRAINS OPERATED FOR THE USE OF THE PUBLIC AS AN AMUSEMENT DEVICE IN AN AMUSEMENT PARK.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 930 (Word version) -- Senator Scott: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2011, AS GANG AWARENESS MONTH IN SOUTH CAROLINA IN ORDER TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE INCREASING PROBLEM OF CRIMINAL GANG ACTIVITY IN OUR STATE.
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On motion of Senator SCOTT, with unanimous consent, the Concurrent Resolution was adopted and ordered sent to the House.

S. 931 (Word version) -- Senator Scott: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2011, YOUTH AWARENESS MONTH IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO ENCOURAGE ALL CITIZENS OF THIS GREAT STATE TO PROMOTE STRONG FAMILIES AND PARENTING, ALONG WITH YOUTH PROGRAMS AND JOBS.
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On motion of Senator SCOTT, with unanimous consent, the Concurrent Resolution was adopted and ordered sent to the House.

S. 932 (Word version) -- Senator Hutto: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE ORANGEBURG PREPARATORY SCHOOL SPORTING CLAYS TEAM FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON, AND TO CONGRATULATE THE TEAM AND COACHES FOR CAPTURING THE 2011 SOUTH CAROLINA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ASSOCIATION STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 4198 (Word version) -- Reps. Bingham, Cooper, White, Cobb-Hunter, Ott, Whipper, Erickson and Bowers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-31-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FOR PURPOSES OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFIT CONTRIBUTIONS REQUIRED OF EMPLOYERS, IF AN EMPLOYER HAS A POSITIVE FUND BALANCE FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST ONE YEAR IN ITS ACCOUNT, IT MAY NOT BE CLASSIFIED IN RATE CLASS 13 OR HIGHER AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL NEW EMPLOYERS FOR PURPOSES OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFIT CONTRIBUTIONS REQUIRED OF EMPLOYERS MUST BE CLASSIFIED IN RATE CLASS 12; BY ADDING SECTION 41-31-36 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM CODE 5613 EMPLOYER BASE RATE MAY BE LESS THAN THE RATE APPLICABLE FOR RATE CLASS THIRTEEN UNTIL THERE HAVE BEEN TWELVE CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF COVERAGE AFTER FIRST BECOMING LIABLE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 41-31-41 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FOR CALENDAR YEARS 2011 AND 2012, RETROACTIVE TO JANUARY 2011, THE STATE SHALL REDUCE STATE UNEMPLOYMENT TAX BASE RATES FOR EMPLOYERS IN TIERS 13 THROUGH 20 BY A SPECIFIED PERCENT, TO PROVIDE THE METHOD TO BE USED TO FUND SUCH REDUCTIONS, AND TO ALSO PROVIDE FOR THE PREMIUMS TO BE PAID BY EMPLOYERS IN TIERS 1 THROUGH 12 FOR CALENDAR YEARS 2011 AND 2012; TO AMEND SECTION 41-31-45, RELATING TO ESTIMATES OF THE INCOME NECESSARY TO PAY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS DURING A CALENDAR YEAR WHEN THE STATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TRUST FUND IS IN DEBT STATUS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH SUCH ESTIMATES ARE DETERMINED FOR CALENDAR YEARS 2011 AND 2012, AND TO REVISE THE MANNER IN WHICH SUCH ESTIMATES ARE DETERMINED BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2013 AND THEREAFTER WHILE THE TRUST FUND IS IN DEBT STATUS; TO AMEND SECTION 41-31-50, RELATING TO THE MANNER IN WHICH EMPLOYER RATE COMPUTATIONS ARE DETERMINED, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE RATES NEEDED TO PAY BENEFITS FOR CALENDAR YEARS 2011 AND 2012, RETROACTIVE TO JANUARY 2011, NOT INCLUDING THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SOLVENCY TARGETS, TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE RATES NEEDED TO PAY BENEFITS AND ACHIEVE SOLVENCY TARGETS BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2013, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THE RATE FOR CLASS TWENTY MUST BE SET; BY ADDING SECTION 41-31-52 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH BENEFITS FOR SEASONAL WORKERS SHALL BE DETERMINED, CALCULATED, AND PAID; TO AMEND SECTION 41-31-55, RELATING TO ADDITIONAL SURCHARGES WHEN THE STATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TRUST FUND IS INSOLVENT, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR WHAT PROVISIONS OF LAW THE STATE SHALL FOLLOW TO SET RATES FOR CLASS TWENTY BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2013 AND TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN CREDITS FOR EMPLOYERS IN TIERS 1 THROUGH 12; AND BY ADDING SECTION 41-31-65 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALLOCATE ALL CREDITS DUE TO ANY EMPLOYER THAT HAS PAID IN EXCESS OF THEIR BALANCE DUE BY JULY 31, 2011.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

H. 4292 (Word version) -- Rep. Battle: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO COMMEND SALLEY B. DAVIDSON, DIRECTOR OF THE MARION COUNTY LIBRARY UPON HER RETIREMENT, AND TO WISH HER CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

Last Updated: May 27, 2011 at 1:01 AM