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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR JANUARY 19, 2012

S. 1119 (Word version) -- Senator Setzler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 47-5-220 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN ANIMAL CONTROL WORKER WHO REMOVES AN ANIMAL FROM A RESIDENCE MUST CONSULT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE ANIMAL IS A POTENTIAL CARRIER OF RABIES, HAVE THE ANIMAL TESTED FOR RABIES IF THE DEPARTMENT BELIEVES THE ANIMAL IS A CARRIER OF RABIES, NOTIFY THE OWNER OF THE RESIDENCE THAT THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN CONSULTED, AND WHETHER THE ANIMAL WAS TESTED FOR RABIES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

S. 1120 (Word version) -- Senator Ford: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE STATE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION STUDY COMMITTEE FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPARING COMPENSATION RATES PAID TO VARIOUS CATEGORIES OF STATE EMPLOYEES WITH THE COMPENSATION PAID SIMILAR EMPLOYEES OF OTHER SOUTHEASTERN STATES, TO IDENTIFY THOSE CATEGORIES OF EMPLOYEES WHOSE COMPENSATION IS BELOW SOUTHEASTERN COMPARABLES AND THE FEASIBILITY OF ADJUSTING THE COMPENSATION FOR THOSE STATE EMPLOYEES BELOW THE APPLICABLE SOUTHEASTERN AVERAGE AND IF FOUND FEASIBLE, THE PREPARATION OF A PLAN TO MAKE THOSE ADJUSTMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE AND ITS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1121 (Word version) -- Senators McConnell, Knotts, Shoopman, Massey and Davis: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 9, TITLE 11, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO STATE FINANCES GENERALLY, BY ADDING SECTION 11-9-60, SO AS TO DEFINE "TRUST FUND" AND "UNRESTRICTED FUND"; AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL FUNDS MUST BE DESIGNATED BY JULY 1, 2012, AS A TRUST FUND OR UNRESTRICTED FUND; AND TO REQUIRE THAT TRUST FUNDS MUST BE USED AS SET FORTH IN STATUTE UNLESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVES BY A TWO-THIRDS VOTE IN EACH HOUSE TO USE THE FUNDS FOR A DIFFERENT PURPOSE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1122 (Word version) -- Senator Gregory: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-350, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF PRECINCTS IN LANCASTER 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. 1123 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen, Jackson, Scott, Courson, Lourie, Matthews, Williams, Anderson, Setzler, Leventis, Malloy, Nicholson and Coleman: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSIONING OF A PORTRAIT TO BE PLACED IN AN APPROPRIATE PLACE IN THE STATE HOUSE AS DETERMINED BY THE STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE OF THE LATE HONORABLE MATTHEW J. PERRY, JR., DISTINGUISHED SOUTH CAROLINA LAWYER, CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER, AND FEDERAL JUDGE.
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SenatorS SHEHEEN AND JACKSON spoke on the Resolution.

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

S. 1124 (Word version) -- Senator Rankin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE SHALL BE THE "COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE" ELECTED TO OFFICE UNDER THE LAWS OF THIS STATE; TO AMEND SECTION 38-1-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS UNDER THE INSURANCE LAWS OF THIS STATE, TO DELETE THE DEFINITION OF "DIRECTOR" OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE AND SUBSTITUTE "COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE"; TO AMEND SECTION 38-1-30, TO PROVIDE THAT EVERY REFERENCE TO "DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE" IN THE 1976 CODE SHALL BE DEEMED TO MEAN "COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE" ; TO AMEND SECTION 38-3-10, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, TO DELETE CERTAIN PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT'S DIRECTOR, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE SHALL BE ELECTED RATHER THAN APPOINTED, AND TO MAKE CHANGES IN THE PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE REMOVAL OF THE COMMISSIONER; TO AMEND SECTION 38-3-100, RELATING TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, TO, AMONG OTHER CHANGES, SUBSTITUTE "COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE" FOR "DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE" AND DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT, IF THE COMMISSIONER BECOMES A CANDIDATE FOR PUBLIC OFFICE OR BECOMES A MEMBER OF A POLITICAL COMMITTEE DURING TENURE, HIS OFFICE MUST BE IMMEDIATELY VACATED; TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 38-3-102 TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE MUST BE ELECTED TO OFFICE BY THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE STATE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION AND PROVIDE FOR THE COMMISSIONER'S TERM OF OFFICE, QUALIFICATIONS, VACANCIES, AND RELATED MATTERS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE ELECTION OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE BEGINS WITH THE 2014 STATEWIDE ELECTION PROCESS AND THAT THE DIRECTOR SERVING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT SHALL CONTINUE TO SERVE UNTIL HIS SUCCESSOR IS ELECTED AND QUALIFIES FOR OFFICE AS COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE; TO PROVIDE THAT EVERY REFERENCE TO "DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE" IN THE 1976 CODE SHALL BE DEEMED TO MEAN "COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE"; AND TO AUTHORIZE AND DIRECT THE CODE COMMISSIONER TO CHANGE CERTAIN REFERENCES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 4594 (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, 2012, TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2012.
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Senator MATTHEWS spoke on the Resolution.

Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

H. 4623 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins and H. B. Brown: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THOMAS WINGARD OF RICHLAND COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SIXTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY AND TO WISH HIM A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND MANY MORE YEARS OF HAPPINESS AND FULFILLMENT.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 4624 (Word version) -- Reps. Clyburn, Young, Hixon, J. R. Smith, Spires, Taylor, Agnew, Gambrell, Pitts, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Battle, Bedingfield, Bikas, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brannon, Brantley, G. A. Brown, H. B. Brown, R. L. Brown, Butler Garrick, Chumley, Clemmons, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, Corbin, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Edge, Erickson, Forrester, Frye, Funderburk, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrell, Harrison, Hart, Hayes, Hearn, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, McLeod, Merrill, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, J. H. Neal, J. M. Neal, Neilson, Norman, Ott, Owens, Parker, Parks, Patrick, Pinson, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Rutherford, Ryan, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Thayer, Toole, Tribble, Vick, Viers, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams and Willis: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE SINCERE SORROW OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY UPON THE PASSING OF THEODORE CLIFTON WEEKS OF AIKEN COUNTY, AND TO EXTEND DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS LOVING FAMILY AND TO HIS MANY FRIENDS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 4630 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Lucas, Hardwick, Harrison, Howard, Owens, Sandifer, White, Bingham and Ott: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO INVITE THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT, THE HONORABLE JEAN HOEFER TOAL, TO ADDRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION ON THE STATE OF THE JUDICIARY AT 12:00 NOON ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 4638 (Word version) -- Rep. Clyburn: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND MR. LEON LOVE, CHAIR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION, FOR HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE PALMETTO STATE.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

Last Updated: January 19, 2012 at 1:26 PM