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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR JANUARY 10, 2012

S. 999 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler and Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SHORT TITLE OF ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 7, TITLE 44 PERTAINING TO CERTIFICATES OF NEED, SECTION 44-7-120, RELATING TO THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE, SECTION 44-7-130, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THIS ARTICLE, SECTION 44-7-140, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO ADMINISTER THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM AND HEALTH FACILITY LICENSURE, SECTION 44-7-150, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN OTHER DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT, AND SECTION 44-7-170, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY OF THE ARTICLE TO CERTAIN FACILITIES, ALL SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM, THEREBY ABOLISHING THE PROGRAM; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 44-7-160, 44-7-180, 44-7-190, 44-7-200, 44-7-210, 44-7-220, 44-7-230, AND 44-7-240 ALL RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM AND RELATED POWERS AND PROCEDURES OF THE DEPARTMENT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

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

S. 1000 (Word version) -- Senator Peeler: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERCHANGE LOCATED AT EXIT 92 ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 85 IN CHEROKEE COUNTY "LANCE CORPORAL CHRISTOPHER S. FOWLKES INTERCHANGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERCHANGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "LANCE CORPORAL CHRISTOPHER S. FOWLKES INTERCHANGE".
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1001 (Word version) -- Senators L. Martin and Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE EQUAL ACCESS TO INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES FOR MILITARY CHILDREN ACT, BY ADDING SECTION 59-17-160, TO PROVIDE THAT A CHILD OF A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES ATTENDING SCHOOL IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHO LIVES WITH A RESIDENT OF THE DISTRICT OTHER THAN THE CHILD'S PARENT IS ENTITLED TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY THE CHILD'S SCHOOL.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1002 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 31-6-40 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO TAX INCREMENT FINANCING FOR REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, BY STRIKING LANGUAGE THAT SURPLUS FUNDS MUST BE SENT TO THE TAXING DISTRICT AND THAT MUNICIPALITIES MAY PLEDGE OBLIGATION FUNDS TO ANY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT; TO ADD SECTION 31-6-45 TO DEFINE THE REQUIREMENTS OF A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 31-6-50 TO LIMIT THE USE OF FUNDS TO PROJECTS SPECIFIED BY THE AUTHORIZING REDEVELOPMENT PLAN, AND TO REQUIRE THAT SURPLUS FUNDS MAY BE USED TO PAY DOWN OUTSTANDING DEBT OBLIGATIONS OR OTHERWISE MUST BE RETURNED TO THE TAXING DISTRICT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1003 (Word version) -- Senators Malloy, Sheheen and Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 85 TO TITLE 15, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA FALSE CLAIMS ACT" PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS OF CERTAIN TERMS, LIABILITY FOR FALSE OR FRAUDULENT CLAIMS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, PROCEDURES FOR CIVIL ACTIONS FOR FALSE CLAIMS, THE PROCEDURE AND CONTENTS OF CIVIL INVESTIGATIVE DEMANDS, AND CREATING THE STATE FALSE CLAIMS ACT INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION FUND.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1004 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-445 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF UNSOLICITED CONSUMER TELEPHONE CALLS, TO PROVIDE THAT TELEPHONE SOLICITORS MUST INCLUDE ACCURATE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON CALLER IDENTIFICATION DISPLAYS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1005 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-190 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SCHEDULE 1 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, TO ADD SYNTHETIC CATHINONES, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS "BATH SALTS" TO THE LIST OF SCHEDULE 1 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1006 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 57 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, BY ADDING SECTION 57-3-740 TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL BE LIABLE AND REIMBURSE ANY PERSON FOR DAMAGE OR INJURIES SUSTAINED AS A RESULT OF IMPROPER ROAD CONDITIONS, DESIGN, OR MAINTENANCE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1007 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 57 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, BY ADDING SECTION 57-3-755 TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MUST MAINTAIN A DETAILED TRANSACTION REGISTER OF ALL FUNDS EXPENDED EACH MONTH AND POST THAT REGISTER ONLINE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1008 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 25, TITLE 17 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURES CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCING, BY ADDING SECTION 17-25-147 TO REQUIRE THAT A PERSON CONVICTED OF A FELONY WHO HAS TWO OR MORE PRIOR FELONY CONVICTIONS MUST SERVE AN ADDITIONAL SENTENCE OF TEN YEARS BUT NOT MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS IN PRISON.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1009 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen, Coleman, McGill, Gregory, Verdin, Malloy, Massey and Williams: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 57, RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM, BY ADDING SECTION 57-5-880 TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MUST BEAR THE COSTS OF RELOCATING PUBLICLY OWNED WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS THAT MUST BE MOVED TO ACCOMMODATE ROAD PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1010 (Word version) -- Senators Verdin, Cromer, McConnell, L. Martin, S. Martin, Knotts, Ryberg, Campbell, Grooms, Bryant, Davis, Shoopman, Campsen, Peeler, Bright, Fair, Rose, Thomas, Cleary, Gregory, O'Dell, Alexander, Massey and Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 71, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SCHOOL BONDS, BY ADDING SECTION 59-71-35 TO PROHIBIT SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM ISSUING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1011 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 10, ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO SEARCHES AND SEIZURES AND INVASIONS OF PRIVACY, TO GUARANTEE THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO BE SECURE IN THEIR PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION FROM INVASIONS OF PRIVACY BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, MEDICAL INSURERS, AND GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1012 (Word version) -- Senator Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-5-945 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DELEGATION OF A MILITARY PARENT'S VISITATION RIGHTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; BY ADDING SECTION 63-5-960 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THIS STATE'S EXCLUSIVE CONTINUING JURISDICTION OVER AN ORDER OF CUSTODY DURING A MILITARY DEPLOYMENT FOR PURPOSES OF THE "UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT"; BY ADDING SECTION 63-5-970 SO AS TO RECOGNIZE A MILITARY FAMILY CARE PLAN FOR RESIDENCY PURPOSES DURING A MILITARY DEPLOYMENT FOR PURPOSES OF THE "UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 63-5-930, RELATING TO THE TEMPORARY MODIFICATION OF A SUPPORT ORDER FOR THE DURATION OF A MILITARY PARENT'S MILITARY SERVICE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PROPERLY FILED NOTICE OF ACTIVATION AND ACCOMPANYING PETITION CONSTITUTES COMPLIANCE WITH 42 U.S.C., SECTION 666(a)(9)(C); AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-5-940, RELATING TO MUTUALLY AGREEABLE ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN MILITARY AND NONMILITARY PARENTS PRIOR TO MOBILIZATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A NONDEPLOYED PARENT SHALL FACILITATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TELEPHONIC AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A DEPLOYED PARENT AND CHILD.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1013 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 13-1-55 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT STATE FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OR ANY OF ITS DIVISIONS TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR NEW BUSINESS ENTERPRISES TO LOCATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA WHICH ARE ENGAGED IN SPECIFIC COMMERCIAL ENDEAVORS WHICH THE DEPARTMENT BELIEVES WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO THIS STATE IF PERFORMED IN SOUTH CAROLINA ALSO MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE UNDER THE SAME TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND ON THE SAME PRIORITY BASIS TO EXISTING BUSINESS ENTERPRISES NOW IN THIS STATE WHICH ARE ENGAGED IN SIMILAR COMMERCIAL ENDEAVORS OR WHICH SUPPLY COMPONENT PARTS OR SERVICES TO BUSINESSES ENGAGED IN THOSE COMMERCIAL ENDEAVORS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES TO THESE IN-STATE BUSINESSES TO EXPAND OR IMPROVE THEIR OPERATIONS IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1014 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-5-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR CANDIDATES FOR CORONER, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT PERSONS WHO QUALIFY FOR THE BALLOT BY MEANS OF EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS TO HAVE ATTAINED THAT EXPERIENCE IN THE TEN YEARS BEFORE FILING AN AFFIDAVIT OF CANDIDACY, TO ELIMINATE TWO YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A LICENSED PRIVATE DETECTIVE AS A QUALIFICATION FOR THE BALLOT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CORONERS TRAINING ADVISORY COMMITTEE SHALL DETERMINE THOSE FORENSIC SCIENCE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS THAT QUALIFY AS "RECOGNIZED" FOR PURPOSES OF THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS REQUIRED FOR CANDIDATES FOR CORONER.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1015 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes, Courson, Knotts and Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-66-75 SO AS TO REQUIRE A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO GIVE A PATIENT AN OPPORTUNITY TO AUTHORIZE DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION TO DESIGNATED FAMILY MEMBERS OR OTHER PEOPLE AND TO AUTHORIZE THE INVOLVEMENT OF DESIGNATED FAMILY MEMBERS OR OTHER PEOPLE IN THE TREATMENT OF THE PATIENT, AND TO SPECIFY INFORMATION THAT MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE AUTHORIZATION, AMONG OTHER THINGS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-66-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE ADULT CARE CONSENT ACT, SO AS TO ADD DEFINITIONS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

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

S. 1016 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE TASK FORCE ON PUBLIC WATER UTILITY RATES IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1017 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-5-240, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FILING SCHEDULES FOR PROPOSED RATES OF PUBLIC UTILITIES SERVICES, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE ABILITY OF A PUBLIC WATER UTILITY TO IMPLEMENT A RATE INCREASE PENDING AN APPEAL.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1018 (Word version) -- Senators Knotts and Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA FALSE CLAIMS ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 85 TO TITLE 15 TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO ESTABLISH LIABILITY FOR FALSE OR FRAUDULENT CLAIMS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR CIVIL ACTIONS FOR FALSE CLAIMS AND THE PROCEDURE AND CONTENTS OF CIVIL INVESTIGATIVE DEMANDS, TO PROVIDE A METHOD TO REWARD PERSONS WHO REPORT CERTAIN FRAUD AND EMBEZZLEMENT OFFENSES, AND TO CREATE THE STATE FALSE CLAIMS ACT INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION FUND.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1019 (Word version) -- Senators Lourie, Elliott, Nicholson, O'Dell, Reese and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT "CAYLEE'S LAW" BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-1055 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE REPORTING OF A MISSING CHILD TO THE APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO REPORT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1020 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-355, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL DEER HUNTING NEAR A RESIDENCE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO HUNT DEER WITH FIREARMS NEAR A RESIDENCE WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE OWNER AND OCCUPANT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

S. 1021 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen and Williams: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-150, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A FOREIGN PRIVATELY OWNED AND OPERATED VEHICLE OF A NONRESIDENT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROPERTY TAXES ASSESSED AGAINST THE VEHICLE OF A NONRESIDENT MUST BE PAID BEFORE IT MAY BE OPERATED, TO PROVIDE OTHER CONDITIONS IMPOSED UPON A NONRESIDENT BEFORE HE MAY OPERATE HIS VEHICLE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE WRITTEN INQUIRY BY THE AUDITOR MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE OPERATOR'S LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, AND TO REVISE THE PENALTY PROVISION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1022 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Ryberg, Gregory, Massey, Courson and L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT AND THEIR GOVERNING BODIES, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES THAT PART OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS A SEVEN-MEMBER COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-105, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION; TO AMEND SECTION 1-3-240, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF CERTAIN OFFICERS BY THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONERS MAY BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE BY THE GOVERNOR UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 11-43-120, 11-43-130, 11-43-150, 11-43-160, 11-43-170, 11-43-180, 11-43-220, 11-43-510, 11-43-520, 11-43-540, 11-43-550, AND 11-43-560, RELATING TO THE CREATION, DUTIES, AND FUNCTIONS OF THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BANK, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE BANK IS ADMINISTERED BY THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, AND TO ELIMINATE ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 57-1-10, 57-1-40, 57-1-410, 57-1-430, 57-1-490, AND 57-3-20, ALL AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AND ITS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND ITS RESPONSIBILITIES, AND TO ALLOW THE GOVERNOR TO APPOINT THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION; TO AMEND SECTION 57-3-50, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HIGHWAY DISTRICTS, SO AS TO SUBSTITUTE THE TERM "DEPARTMENT" FOR THE TERM "COMMISSION"; TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-500, RELATING TO A DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ETHICS WORKSHOP, SO AS TO DELETE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONERS AS PARTICIPANTS IN THIS WORKSHOP; TO REPEAL SECTION 11-43-140 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BANK; AND TO REPEAL ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 57, 57-1-460, 57-1-470, 57-1-500, ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 56, AND SECTIONS 6, 7, AND 8 OF ACT 114 OF 2007 ALL RELATING TO THE CREATION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND ITS COMMISSION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1023 (Word version) -- Senators McConnell, Knotts and Nicholson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO FIX NOON ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012, AS THE TIME TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT, SEAT 4, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JULY 31, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS, SEAT 8, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 3, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2015; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2012; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2012.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1024 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-35, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NOTICE OF GENERAL, MUNICIPAL, SPECIAL, AND PRIMARY ELECTIONS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE TIME IN WHICH ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAY BE OPENED FROM 2:00 P.M. TO 9:00 A.M., AND TO PROVIDE FOR A DATE ON WHICH AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN THE EVENT THAT IT IS POSTPONED; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-40, RELATING TO THE TIME OF PARTY PRIMARY, CERTIFICATION OF NAMES, VERIFICATION OF CANDIDATES' QUALIFICATIONS, AND THE FILING FEE, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DATE FROM APRIL NINTH TO APRIL FIFTH; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-190, RELATING TO SPECIAL ELECTIONS TO FILL VACANCIES IN OFFICE, SO AS TO ADD A SUBSECTION THAT PROVIDES FOR THE DATE OF AN ELECTION WHEN THE GOVERNOR DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR A JURISDICTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-350, RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATION OF CANDIDATES AND VERIFICATION OF QUALIFICATIONS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE CERTIFICATION DATE FOR CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT FROM SEPTEMBER TENTH TO THE FIRST TUESDAY FOLLOWING THE FIRST MONDAY OF SEPTEMBER.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1025 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-17-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COUNTY BOARD OF CANVASSERS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE MEETING DATE FROM FRIDAY TO MONDAY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-17-20, RELATING TO THE CANVASS OF VOTES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEADLINE FROM SATURDAY TO TUESDAY; AND TO ADD SECTION 7-17-25, SO AS TO REQUIRE POST-ELECTION AUDITS TO BE CONDUCTED BY COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONS PURSUANT TO REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1026 (Word version) -- Senators Bryant and Elliott: A BILL TO REPEAL SECTION 41-27-525 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE AVAILABILITY OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR PERSONS SEEKING ONLY PART-TIME WORK.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1027 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR AN ADVISORY REFERENDUM TO BE HELD AT THE SAME TIME AS THE 2012 GENERAL ELECTION TO ASCERTAIN THE WISHES OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THIS STATE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THE TEACHER AND EMPLOYEE RETENTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM (TERI) SHOULD BE CLOSED TO NEW PARTICIPANTS, PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THIS REFERENDUM MUST BE CONDUCTED AND THE COSTS PAID, AND TO PROVIDE FOR A BALLOT EXPLANATION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1028 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 21 TO TITLE 37 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF PREPAID MEDICAL SERVICE AGREEMENTS THROUGH WHICH EMPLOYERS, INDIVIDUALS AND NON-EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS MAY CONTRACT DIRECTLY WITH HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS, TO PROVIDE THOSE CONTRACTS ARE NOT INSURANCE, AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 1029 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-1-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES OF CERTAIN BODIES OF WATER, SO AS TO GIVE A NUMERICAL DESIGNATION TO EACH BODY OF WATER ENUMERATED IN THE SECTION AND TO MAKE OTHER TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE SECTION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

S. 1030 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE SECOND AMENDMENT WEEKEND TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN FIREARMS, TO INCLUDE AN EXEMPTION FOR RESIDENTIAL HOME PROTECTION PRODUCTS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1031 (Word version) -- Senators Lourie, L. Martin, Elliott and Setzler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5660(E)(1) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION FOR AND ISSUANCE OF DISPOSAL AUTHORITY CERTIFICATES, TO INCREASE THE AGE OF A VEHICLE THAT MAY BE DISPOSED OF BY A DEMOLISHER WITHOUT A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE OR OTHER NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FROM EIGHT TO FIFTEEN YEARS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5670(A), RELATING TO DUTIES OF DEMOLISHERS PRIOR TO DEMOLISHING A VEHICLE ABANDONED ON A HIGHWAY, TO ESTABLISH A FIFTEEN DAY WAITING PERIOD BEFORE A DEMOLISHER MAY WRECK, DISMANTLE, OR DEMOLISH A VEHICLE UNLESS THE DEMOLISHER IS PROVIDED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, AN AUCTION SALES RECEIPT, A DISPOSAL AUTHORITY CERTIFICATE, OR AN AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF LAWFUL POSSESSION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5670(D), RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR DEMOLISHERS THAT BREACH DUTIES ESTABLISHING IN THIS SECTION, TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SECTION 56-5-5670; TO AMEND ARTICLE 39, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 56, RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLES ON HIGHWAYS, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-5680 TO PROVIDE FOR AN AFFIDAVIT OF LAWFUL POSSESSION THAT A DEMOLISHER MAY ACCEPT IN LIEU OF A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, AN AUCTION SALES RECEIPT, OR A DISPOSAL AUTHORITY CERTIFICATE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE AFFIDAVIT, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS FELONY TO KNOWINGLY PROVIDE FALSE INFORMATION IN THE AFFIDAVIT, TO REQUIRE A DEMOLISHER ACCEPTING AN AFFIDAVIT TO TRANSMIT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE AFFIDAVIT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO REPORT THE INFORMATION TRANSMITTED BY THE DEMOLISHER TO THE NATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE TITLE INFORMATION SYSTEM, AND TO PROVIDE PRESCRIBE THE APPROPRIATE USES OF THE INFORMATION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5945, RELATING TO DUTIES OF DEMOLISHERS PRIOR TO DEMOLISHING AN ABANDONED OR DERELICT MOTOR VEHICLE FOUND ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, TO ESTABLISH A FIFTEEN DAY WAITING PERIOD BEFORE A DEMOLISHER MAY WRECK, DISMANTLE, OR DEMOLISH AN ABANDONED VEHICLE UNLESS THE DEMOLISHER IS PROVIDED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, A SALES RECEIPT ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 56-5-5850, OR AN AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF LAWFUL POSSESSION, AND TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SECTION 56-5-5945; AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO ESTABLISH A MECHANISM FOR THE ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF THE INFORMATION REQUIRED UNDER THIS ACT AT NO CHARGE TO THE DEMOLISHER SUBMITTING THE INFORMATION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1032 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 57-23-800 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO VEGETATION MANAGEMENT OF MEDIANS, ROADSIDES, AND INTERCHANGES ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE INTERCHANGE OF INTERSTATE 95 AND SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 34 MAY BE MOWED BEYOND THIRTY FEET FROM THE EDGE OF THE TRAVEL LANE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1033 (Word version) -- Senators Verdin and Elliott: A BILL TO REPEAL CHAPTER 43, TITLE 46 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE MIGRANT FARM WORKERS COMMISSION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 1-31-40, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE COMMISSION FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS, TO VEST THE STATE COMMISSION FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS WITH THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE FORMER MIGRANT FARM WORKERS COMMISSION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

S. 1034 (Word version) -- Senator Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-1050 TO REQUIRE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, AGENCIES, ORGANIZATIONS, OR INDIVIDUALS THAT RECEIVE, COLLECT, OR SPEND PUBLIC FUNDS DERIVED FROM STATE OR LOCAL TAX REVENUE TO FILE PERIODIC EXPENDITURE REPORTS WITH THE STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY OR AGENCY THAT PROVIDED, COLLECTED, OR SPENT THE PUBLIC FUNDS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1035 (Word version) -- Senators Massey, L. Martin and Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-143 TO PROVIDE FOR HOME BASED FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROTECTION OF FOOD ITEMS PREPARED BY HOME BASED FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS FOR SALE, TO PROVIDE HEALTH AND SANITARY REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE FOR PACKAGING AND LABELS OF FOOD ITEMS, TO PROVIDE THAT HOME BASED FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS MAY NOT SELL ITEMS PREPARED BY THE OPERATION AT WHOLESALE, TO PROVIDE THAT HOME BASED FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS ARE NOT RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS, TO PROVIDE FOR A PROCESS THROUGH WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL MAY INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

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

S. 1036 (Word version) -- Senators L. Martin and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2946 AND 56-5-2950, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE IMPLIED CONSENT TO TESTING OF A MOTORIST'S BODILY FLUIDS TO DETERMINE THE PRESENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS IN HIS SYSTEM, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CHEMICAL TESTS OF A PERSON'S SALIVA MAY BE USED TO DETERMINE THE ALCOHOL OR DRUGS IN HIS SYSTEM.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1037 (Word version) -- Senator Anderson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 22 TO CHAPTER 13, TITLE 24 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF AND IMPRISONED FOR A CRIME MAY RECOVER THE MONETARY VALUE OF THE LOSS SUSTAINED THROUGH THE WRONGFUL CONVICTION AND IMPRISONMENT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Corrections and Penology.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Corrections and Penology.

S. 1038 (Word version) -- Senators Campsen, Massey, Elliott and Courson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 9-9-7 SO AS TO CLOSE THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA (GARS) TO NEW MEMBERS AFTER 2012, TO PROVIDE THAT NO ADDITIONAL SERVICE CREDIT MAY BE EARNED OR ESTABLISHED IN GARS NOR MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS ACCEPTED BY GARS AFTER 2012, TO PROVIDE THAT ANNUITY BENEFITS EARNED BY GARS MEMBERS BEFORE 2013 MUST BE PAID, INCLUDING APPLICABLE SURVIVOR BENEFITS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REFUND OF CONTRIBUTIONS AND APPLICABLE INTEREST TO GARS MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT EARNED AN ANNUITY BENEFIT BEFORE 2013, AND TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PARTICIPATING IN THE STATE DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS SHALL RECEIVE A STATE-PAID MATCHING CONTRIBUTION NOT TO EXCEED IN TOTAL THE MATCH THAT WOULD BE PAID IF THEY WERE PARTICIPATING IN THE STATE OPTIONAL RETIREMENT PROGRAM.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1039 (Word version) -- Senator Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES, SERVICES, AND CARRIERS, BY ADDING CHAPTER 28 TO TITLE 58 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTRICAL UTILITY DEREGULATION AND COMPETITIVE POWER ACT OF 2012".
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1040 (Word version) -- Senator Thomas: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-730, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RETIREE ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL PLANS AND THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR RETIREES ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE PLANS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A STATE EMPLOYEE OR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEE RETIRES ON DISABILITY UNDER A STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM, AND THE RETIREE IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE PLANS WHILE RETIRED, THEN THE TRUST FUND SHALL PAY ONE-HALF OF THE RETIREE'S EMPLOYEE PREMIUM.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1041 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-580 SO AS TO ALLOW A LOCAL GOVERNING BODY WHICH IMPOSES THE LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX BY ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION OF THE TAX BY MEANS OF A JEOPARDY ASSESSMENT, TO PROVIDE THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH A JEOPARDY ASSESSMENT MAY BE ISSUED, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEANS OF WHICH THE JEOPARDY ASSESSMENT MAY BE CANCELED, STAYED, AND APPEALED.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1042 (Word version) -- Senator Anderson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-65 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH SCHOOL YEAR 2012-2013, ALL MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS OF THIS STATE SHALL PROVIDE AT LEAST THREE HOURS OF INSTRUCTION EACH YEAR TO ITS STUDENTS IN EACH GRADE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR ABOUT CRIMINAL CONDUCT OR OTHER ACTIONS MOST COMMONLY COMMITTED BY OR INVOLVING SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN OR YOUNG ADULTS THAT COULD RESULT IN INCARCERATION IN A FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL PRISON OR DETENTION FACILITY WHETHER THE CONDUCT OR ACTIONS ARE COMMITTED AS A JUVENILE OR AS AN ADULT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PROCEDURES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1043 (Word version) -- Senators Lourie and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-48 SO AS TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS, TO REQUIRE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE AND GROUP HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS TO COVER HEARING AIDS AND REPLACEMENT HEARING AIDS FOR AN INSURED WITH IMPAIRED HEARING AND WHO IS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR LESS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE SCOPE OF COVERAGE, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 1044 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-59-250, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INITIATION OF OVERPAYMENT RECOVERY EFFORTS PURSUANT TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL RECOVERY AND PROTECTION ACT, SO AS TO ADD REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING AN APPEAL.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 1045 (Word version) -- Senator Thomas: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 32 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA ZERO-BASE BUDGET ACT", TO ESTABLISH THE ZERO-BASE BUDGET COMMITTEE AND PROVIDING FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, POWERS, AND DUTIES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1046 (Word version) -- Senator Anderson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3660, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE WEARING OF A HELMET BY CERTAIN PERSONS WHO OPERATE OR RIDE UPON A TWO-WHEELED MOTORIZED VEHICLE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION APPLIES TO ALL PERSONS WHO OPERATE OR RIDE UPON A TWO-WHEELED MOTORIZED VEHICLE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1047 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-55 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE THROUGH A SCHOOL ZONE WHILE USING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE OR TEXT MESSAGING DEVICE WHEN THE SCHOOL ZONE'S WARNING LIGHTS HAVE BEEN ACTIVATED, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1048 (Word version) -- Senators Verdin and Elliott: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CREATE, STRENGTHEN, AND EXPAND LOCAL FARM AND FOOD ECONOMIES THROUGHOUT SOUTH CAROLINA BY SUPPORTING STATE POLICIES THAT ENCOURAGE STATE AGENCIES, STATE-OWNED FACILITIES, AND STATE PARTNERS TO PURCHASE LOCAL SOUTH CAROLINA FARM OR FOOD PRODUCTS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

S. 1049 (Word version) -- Senators Campbell, Verdin and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 41-35-120 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO DISQUALIFICATION FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON IS DISQUALIFIED FROM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AFTER TWENTY-SIX WEEKS IF THE PERSON DOES NOT APPLY FOR OR ACCEPT SUITABLE WORK OR DOES NOT ACCEPT DEPARTMENTALLY APPROVED COMMUNITY SERVICE WORK, AND TO ESTABLISH THE LENGTH OF THE DISQUALIFICATION PERIOD.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1050 (Word version) -- Senators Bryant and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 35, TITLE 41 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO REGULAR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, BY ADDING SECTION 41-35-150, TO PROVIDE THAT EACH APPLICANT FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS MUST FIRST UNDERGO A DRUG TEST, TO PROVIDE FOR A PERIOD OF INELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE BENEFITS FOR AN APPLICANT WHO TESTS POSITIVE FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, TO PROVIDE FOR NOTICE TO THE APPLICANT PRIOR TO THE TESTING, TO PROVIDE THAT AN APPLICANT MAY DISCLOSE ANY PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THAT THE APPLICANT IS TAKING TO THE PERSON ADMINISTERING THE TEST, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RETESTING AND REAPPLICATION FOR BENEFITS IF THE APPLICANT TESTS POSITIVE FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1051 (Word version) -- Senators Verdin and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 40, TITLE 27 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT, BY ADDING SECTION 27-40-550 TO PROVIDE THAT A TENANT MAY NOT HARM THE PREMISES IN RETALIATION FOR A LANDLORD INITIATING AN EJECTMENT PROCEEDING; AND BY ADDING SECTION 27-40-810 TO PROVIDE THAT A TENANT THAT HARMS THE PREMISES IN RETALIATION FOR THE LANDLORD INITIATING AN EJECTMENT PROCEEDING MUST MAKE THE NECESSARY REPAIRS OR REIMBURSE THE LANDLORD FOR THE COSTS OF THE REPAIRS IF THE LANDLORD REPAIRS THE DAMAGES AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE LANDLORD MAY RECOVER THE COSTS OF THE REPAIRS AND ATTORNEY'S FEES IF THE TENANT DOES NOT REIMBURSE HIM.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1052 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 32(B) OF THE RULES OF THE SENATE, RELATING TO THE CONTESTED CALENDAR, TO PROVIDE THAT A BILL OR RESOLUTION MAY ONLY BE PLACED ON THE CONTESTED CALENDAR BY A MEMBER OBJECTING TO THE BILL OR BY A MEMBER OR MEMBERS DESIRING TO BE PRESENT AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND LIMITATIONS OF A MEMBER OBJECTING TO A BILL OR RESOLUTION AND A MEMBER OR MEMBERS DESIRING TO BE PRESENT ON A BILL OR RESOLUTION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Rules.

The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Rules.

S. 1053 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 32(A) OF THE RULES OF THE SENATE, RELATING TO THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND SPECIAL ORDERS, TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF BILLS ALLOWED TO BE IN SPECIAL ORDER STATUS ON SECOND AND THIRD READING FROM THREE TO SIX; AND TO AMEND RULE 33(B) TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF BILLS ALLOWED ON SPECIAL ORDER UPON MOTION OF THE RULES COMMITTEE FROM ONE TO TWO.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Rules.

The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Rules.

S. 1054 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS REQUIRED TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT, SO AS TO EXPAND THE DELINEATED LIST OF PERSONS REQUIRED TO REPORT TO INCLUDE SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, COACHES, CAMP COUNSELORS, ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, AND OTHER PERSONS WHOSE DUTIES REQUIRE DIRECT CONTACT OR SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN, TO PROVIDE ANY PERSON MUST REPORT SUSPECTED SEXUAL OR PHYSICAL ABUSE OF A CHILD, TO PROVIDE THAT BOARD MEMBERS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND OTHER HEADS OF ORGANIZATIONS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND SUPERVISORS ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT BY A STAFF MEMBER, TO PROVIDE FOR REPORTING TO THE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE, AND PUBLICIZE A TWENTY-FOUR HOUR, STATEWIDE, TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE REPORTING OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-410, RELATING TO THE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY NOT BE ADJUDICATED DELINQUENT FOR FAILURE TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1055 (Word version) -- Senator McConnell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 14-27-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR TWO ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COURT OF APPEALS, AND A PERSON RECOMMENDED BY THE CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF LAW, TO CHANGE THE PERSON SERVING FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA BAR FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA BAR TO ONE PERSON RECOMMENDED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA BAR, AND TO ADD AS A MEMBER, A MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE IN LIEU OF ONE OF THE TWO MAGISTRATE COURT JUDGES; TO AMEND SECTION 14-27-30 RELATING TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE APPOINTING A PERSON RECOMMENDED BY THE CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF LAW AND APPOINTING THE SUMMARY COURT JUDGES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 14-27-40 RELATING TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHIEF JUDGE SERVES DURING THE TERM OF HIS OFFICE, AND THE PERSON RECOMMENDED BY THE CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF LAW SERVES FOR A FOUR-YEAR TERM.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1056 (Word version) -- Senator Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-160, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MANNER IN WHICH CHANGES TO SCHEDULES OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES MAY BE MADE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE EXISTENCE OF A RECOGNIZED MEDICAL USE OF A SUBSTANCE MUST BE CONSIDERED BY THE DEPARTMENT WHEN MAKING A RECOMMENDATION TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ABOUT ADDING A SUBSTANCE TO A SCHEDULE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADDITION, DELETION OR RESCHEDULING OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BY THE DEPARTMENT WHEN A CORRESPONDING ADDITION, DELETION, OR RESCHEDULING OF THE DRUG BY FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATION OCCURS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE EMERGENCY DESIGNATION OF A SUBSTANCE AS A SCHEDULE I SUBSTANCE, AND TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FROM ORDINARY PROMULGATION REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-190, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO DEFINE AND ADD SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS, CATHINONES, AND SUBSTITUTED CATHINONES TO THAT SCHEDULE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

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

S. 1057 (Word version) -- Senator Leatherman: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 85 TO TITLE 40 SO AS TO ENACT THE "MUSIC THERAPY PRACTICE ACT" TO REGULATE THE PRACTICE OF MUSIC THERAPY, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS, TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF MUSIC THERAPY TO ASSIST THE DEPARTMENT ON ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE EDUCATION, EXAMINATION, LICENSURE, AND CONTINUING EDUCATION OF LICENSED MUSIC THERAPISTS AND THE PRACTICE OF MUSIC THERAPY, TO PROHIBIT THE PRACTICE OF MUSIC THERAPY WITHOUT A LICENSE, TO REQUIRE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION SHALL PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE, FISCAL, INVESTIGATIVE, INSPECTIONAL, CLERICAL, SECRETARIAL, AND LICENSE RENEWAL OPERATIONS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE CRITERIA FOR LICENSURE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF A PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1058 (Word version) -- Senators Cromer and Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 71, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SCHOOL BONDS, BY ADDING SECTION 59-71-35 TO PROHIBIT SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM ISSUING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1059 (Word version) -- Senators Cromer and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-4-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF BOARD MEMBERS TO REFLECT THE ADDITION OF THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, AND TO DESIGNATE THE AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER AS CHAIRMAN.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

S. 1060 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-15-30 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING CONDITIONS OF RELEASE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO IS RELEASED ON BAIL PENDING TRIAL, AND IS SUBSEQUENTLY CHARGED WITH A VIOLENT OFFENSE, SHALL BE DENIED BAIL WHEN THE PROSECUTOR PROVES BY A PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE THAT NO CONDITION OR COMBINATION OF CONDITIONS REASONABLY ASSURES THE SAFETY OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR THE SAFETY OF THE COMMUNITY IF THE PERSON IS RELEASED, AND TO REQUIRE THE COURT TO CONSIDER THE SOURCE OF FUNDS TO POST BAIL AS IT RELATES TO NONAPPEARANCE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1061 (Word version) -- Senators S. Martin and Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-25-45 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO LIFE SENTENCE FOR PERSONS COMMITTING CERTAIN CRIMES, BY ADDING CERTAIN OFFENSES TO THE DEFINITION OF "MOST SERIOUS OFFENSE."
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1062 (Word version) -- Senators Bryant, Verdin, Grooms, Bright and Shoopman: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 24 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE STATE PRISON SYSTEM, BY ADDING SECTION 24-3-83 TO PROHIBIT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FROM USING STATE FUNDS OR STATE RESOURCES TO PROVIDE A PRISONER WITH SEXUAL REASSIGNMENT SURGERY OR HORMONAL THERAPY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Corrections and Penology.

S. 1063 (Word version) -- Senator Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-160, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF PRECINCTS IN CHEROKEE COUNTY, SO AS TO REVISE AND RENAME CERTAIN PRECINCTS AND REDESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, AND TO CORRECT ARCHAIC LANGUAGE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1064 (Word version) -- Senator Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 8, CHAPTER 36, TITLE 33, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CORPORATIONS NOT-FOR-PROFIT PROVIDING WATER SERVICE FINANCED BY FEDERAL OR STATE LOANS BEING PERMITTED TO CONVERT TO A PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT, BY ADDING SECTION 33-36-1315 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL CONVERSION PROVISIONS, TERMS, AND LIMITATIONS FOR NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS OF A CERTAIN SIZE THAT PROVIDE WATER SERVICE IN TWO OR MORE COUNTIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 33-36-1330, RELATING TO THE GOVERNING BOARD AND STRUCTURE OF A CORPORATION WHICH HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO A PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE GOVERNING STRUCTURE OF A PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT OF A CERTAIN SIZE THAT PROVIDES SERVICE IN TWO OR MORE COUNTIES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1065 (Word version) -- Senators L. Martin and Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-2-180 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO BINGO, RAFFLES, AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS, TO CLARIFY THAT THIS SECTION DOES NOT AUTHORIZE THE USE OF ANY DEVICE PROHIBITED BY SECTION 12-21-2710; AND TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-580, RELATING TO GAME PROMOTIONS ALLOWED BY HOLDERS OF PERMITS AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF BEER OR WINE, TO CLARIFY THAT THIS ITEM DOES NOT AUTHORIZE THE USE OF ANY DEVICE PROHIBITED BY SECTION 12-21-2710.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1066 (Word version) -- Senator McConnell: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 35, TITLE 23, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FIREWORKS AND EXPLOSIVES, BY ADDING SECTION 23-35-180, SO AS TO PERMIT A LOCAL GOVERNING BODY TO REGULATE THE DISCHARGE OF FIREWORKS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1067 (Word version) -- Senator McConnell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 5-3-15, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MUNICIPALITY CANNOT ANNEX PROPERTY IDENTIFIED IN AN APPLICATION FOR INCORPORATION PENDING A FINAL DETERMINATION OF INCORPORATION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1068 (Word version) -- Senator Bryant: A BILL TO REPEAL SECTION 41-1-85 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF TAKING A PERSONNEL ACTION BASED ON THE USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS OUTSIDE OF THE WORKPLACE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1069 (Word version) -- Senator Bryant: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 41-35-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE PAYMENT OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXCEPTION FOR BENEFITS BASED ON SEASONAL WAGES; TO AMEND CHAPTER 35, TITLE 41, RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND CLAIMS, TO SET THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF BENEFITS PAID ON SEASONAL WAGES; TO AMEND CHAPTER 27, TITLE 41, RELATING TO GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE, TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS RELATING TO SEASONAL AND NON-SEASONAL EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES, AND INDUSTRIES; TO AMEND CHAPTER 31, TITLE 41, RELATING TO CONTRIBUTIONS AND PAYMENTS TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT TRUST FUND, BY ADDING SECTION 41-31-52, TO PROVIDE FOR AN APPLICATION PROCESS TO DETERMINE AN EMPLOYER'S STATUS AS A SEASONAL EMPLOYER, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE APPLICATION, TO PROVIDE FOR DETERMINATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE, TO PROVIDE FOR DUTIES OF A SEASONAL EMPLOYER, TO PROVIDE FOR REVOCATION OF SEASONAL EMPLOYER STATUS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN APPEALS PROCESS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 41-35-66, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DETERMINATION OF SEASONAL WORKER BENEFITS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1070 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-2905 SO AS TO MOVE THE DEFINITION OF A DIRECT CAREGIVER IN A DIRECT CARE ENTITY TO THIS SECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-2910, RELATING TO CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS FOR DIRECT CAREGIVERS, SO AS TO SPECIFY THAT A DIRECT CARE ENTITY MUST HAVE A STATE AND A FEDERAL CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS CONDUCTED ON A DIRECT CAREGIVER APPLICANT BEFORE THE APPLICANT IS EMPLOYED, TO DELETE THE DEFINITION OF A DIRECT CAREGIVER IN A DIRECT CARE ENTITY, AND TO DELETE PROVISIONS NO LONGER APPLICABLE TO THE PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING THESE RECORD CHECKS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-2915 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM APPLYING FOR, AND A DIRECT CARE ENTITY FROM, EMPLOYING A PERSON AS A DIRECT CAREGIVER WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF CERTAIN CRIMES, TO ENUMERATE THESE CRIMES, TO REQUIRE A STATEMENT ON EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS AND IN CONTRACTS RECITING THIS PROHIBITION, AND TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR SUCH A PERSON WHO APPLIES FOR EMPLOYMENT AS OR WHO CONTRACTS TO BE A DIRECT CAREGIVER; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-4920, RELATING TO CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK PROCEDURES, SO AS TO FURTHER SPECIFY AND CONFORM THESE PROCEDURES TO THIS ACT; AND BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-2925 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A DIRECT CAREGIVER FROM TRANSPORTING CLIENTS OR PATIENTS WHILE EMPLOYED AS A DIRECT CAREGIVER IF THE CAREGIVER HAS HAD AN ALCOHOL RELATED DRIVING OFFENSE WITHIN TEN YEARS OF SEEKING EMPLOYMENT OR SUBSEQUENT TO BECOMING EMPLOYED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 1071 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-55 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON WHO HOLDS A BEGINNERS PERMIT OR A RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE USING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE OR TEXT MESSAGING DEVICE, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1072 (Word version) -- Senators Ford, Reese, Leventis, Williams, Malloy, Setzler, Land, Pinckney, Lourie, Jackson, Elliott, Coleman, Nicholson, Matthews and Scott: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE REGARDING THE DECISION BY THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION TO DECLINE TO APPLY FOR RACE TO THE TOP FUNDS, AND, FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN OF THIS STATE, TO IMPLORE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO RECONSIDER HIS DECISION.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1073 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR MR. JOSEPH R. PYE OF DORCHESTER COUNTY FOR HIS OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TO CONGRATULATE HIM ON BEING NAMED 2012 SOUTH CAROLINA SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1074 (Word version) -- Senator Courson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR DR. WENDELL R. ESTEP FOR HIS TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AS PASTOR OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF COLUMBIA AND TO RECOGNIZE HIS DYNAMIC CHRISTIAN MINISTRY AND HIS DEDICATED SERVICE TO HIS FELLOW MAN.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1075 (Word version) -- Senators Courson and Lourie: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE LAW FIRM OF AUN AND MCKAY, P.A., SERVING THE MIDLANDS WITH OFFICES IN COLUMBIA, CHAPIN, AND MYRTLE BEACH, UPON THE OCCASION OF ITS GRAND REOPENING, TO COMMEND ANDREW "ANDY" AUN AND RANDY MCKAY FOR THEIR DEDICATION TO THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND TO THE MIDLANDS COMMUNITY, AND TO WISH THEM CONTINUED SUCCESS IN THE FUTURE.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1076 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE FORT DORCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GOLF TEAM FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON, AND TO CONGRATULATE THE TEAM AND COACHES FOR GARNERING THE 2011 CLASS AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1077 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE SUMMERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON, AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2011 CLASS AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1078 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR SAMUEL ROBERT CLARK, PRINCIPAL OF ALSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1079 (Word version) -- Senator Davis: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST. HELENA IN BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA UPON THE OCCASION OF THEIR THREE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY AND TO WISH THEM MANY MORE YEARS OF SPIRITUAL PROSPERITY.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 1080 (Word version) -- Senators Jackson, Scott, Lourie and Courson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERCHANGE LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 77 AND SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 555 IN RICHLAND COUNTY "HARRY 'H. B.' RUTHERFORD, SR. INTERCHANGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERCHANGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "HARRY 'H. B.' RUTHERFORD, SR. INTERCHANGE".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1081 (Word version) -- Senators Ford, Reese, Coleman, Setzler, Williams, Elliott, Leventis, Lourie, Malloy, Land, Jackson, Pinckney, Nicholson, Matthews and Scott: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGARDING THE DECISION BY THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION TO DECLINE TO APPLY FOR RACE TO THE TOP FUNDS, AND, FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN OF THIS STATE, TO IMPLORE THE SUPERINTENDENT TO RECONSIDER HIS DECISION.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1082 (Word version) -- Senator McConnell: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME STATE ROAD 165 SOUTHEAST OF TOOGOODOO ROAD IN THE TOWN OF MEGGETT AS THE "MAYOR GRANGE S. COFFIN, JR. ROAD" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS ROAD THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "MAYOR GRANGE S. COFFIN, JR. ROAD".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1083 (Word version) -- Senator Courson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE AND EXTEND BEST WISHES TO THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SOUTH CAROLINA ON THE OCCASION OF ITS SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY IN 2011 AND TO COMMEND THIS OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION AND ITS MEMBERS FOR ITS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS OVER THE YEARS TO OUR STATE'S POLITICAL DISCOURSE AND SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 1084 (Word version) -- Senators Lourie, Alexander, Anderson, Bright, Bryant, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Coleman, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Elliott, Fair, Ford, Gregory, Grooms, Hayes, Hutto, Jackson, Knotts, Land, Leatherman, Leventis, Malloy, L. Martin, S. Martin, Massey, Matthews, McConnell, McGill, Nicholson, O'Dell, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Rose, Ryberg, Scott, Setzler, Sheheen, Shoopman, Thomas, Verdin and Williams: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR JOHN HEATH CALDWELL, LEGISLATIVE LIAISON FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT, AFTER THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 3385 (Word version) -- Reps. D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Harrison, Delleney, Gambrell, Harrell, Hiott, Hixon, Lucas and Norman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-4160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS ON SUNDAYS AND ELECTION DAYS, SO AS TO INCLUDE CHRISTMAS DAY AND THANKSGIVING DAY IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 4295 (Word version) -- Reps. Bowers and Brantley: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-300, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN HAMPTON COUNTY, SO AS TO DELETE POLLING PLACE LOCATIONS IN THE VOTING PRECINCTS OF HAMPTON COUNTY, TO DESIGNATE 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, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE HAMPTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND VOTER REGISTRATION, WITH THE APPROVAL OF A MAJORITY OF THE HAMPTON COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION, TO DETERMINE THE POLLING PLACES FOR THE PRECINCTS IN HAMPTON COUNTY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 4308 (Word version) -- Rep. Daning: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 17A AND THE SANGAREE PARKWAY IN BERKELEY COUNTY "LANCE CORPORAL TODD ALVIN BENJAMIN INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "LANCE CORPORAL TODD ALVIN BENJAMIN INTERSECTION".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 4318 (Word version) -- Reps. J. H. Neal, Bales, Brady, Butler Garrick, Harrison, Howard, McEachern and Rutherford: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 48 IN RICHLAND COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 769 TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 601 "H. HEATH HILL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "H. HEATH HILL HIGHWAY".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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