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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR JANUARY 24, 2012

S. 1125 (Word version) -- Senators Bright, Bryant, S. Martin, Thomas, Gregory, Knotts, Campbell, Rose, Cromer, Fair, Campsen and Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 41-35-120 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO DISQUALIFICATION FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON DISCHARGED FROM EMPLOYMENT FOR CAUSE IS INELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS FOR TWENTY WEEKS BEGINNING WITH THE DATE THE PERSON FILED A BENEFITS REQUEST.
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Senators BRIGHT and BRYANT spoke on the Bill.

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

S. 1126 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, McConnell, Bryant, Verdin, Grooms, O'Dell, L. Martin, Shoopman, Ryberg, Campbell, Ford, Leatherman and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-1-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROHIBITING THE DISCHARGE OF POLLUTANTS INTO THE ENVIRONMENT AND REMEDIES FOR VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS ON THESE EXEMPTIONS AND TO SPECIFY THAT NO PRIVATE CAUSE OF ACTION IS CREATED BY OR EXISTS UNDER THE POLLUTION CONTROL ACT; TO AMEND SECTION 48-1-130, RELATING TO FINAL ORDERS OF THE DEPARTMENT DISCONTINUING DISCHARGE OF POLLUTANTS, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO REQUIRED PROCEDURES PRECEDING THE ISSUANCE OF A FINAL ORDER AND TO PROVIDE THAT AN ORDER IS SUBJECT TO REVIEW PURSUANT TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT; TO AMEND SECTION 48-1-250, RELATING TO WHOM BENEFITS FROM CAUSES OF ACTION RESULTING FROM POLLUTION VIOLATIONS INURE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO PRIVATE CAUSE OF ACTION IS CREATED BY OR EXISTS UNDER THE POLLUTION CONTROL ACT; AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS RETROACTIVE AND EXTINGUISH ANY RIGHT, CLAIM, OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING UNDER OR RELATED TO THE POLLUTION CONTROL ACT, SUBJECT TO EXCEPTIONS FOR THE STATE AND ITS SUBDIVISIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 1127 (Word version) -- Senator Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TO THE CREATION OF THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT AND THEIR GOVERNING AUTHORITY, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE SPECIFIC NUMBER OF BOARD MEMBERS THAT MUST BE APPOINTED TO GOVERN A DEPARTMENT; TO AMEND SECTIONS 40-9-30 AND 40-9-37, BOTH RELATING TO MEMBERSHIP ON THE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS, SO AS TO INCREASE BOARD MEMBERSHIP BY ADDING A MEMBER TO BE APPOINTED FROM THE NEWLY CREATED SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT; TO AMEND SECTION 40-15-20, RELATING TO MEMBERSHIP ON THE STATE BOARD OF DENTISTRY, SO AS TO INCREASE BOARD MEMBERSHIP BY ADDING A MEMBER TO BE APPOINTED FROM THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND BY ADDING AN ADDITIONAL LAY MEMBER; TO AMEND SECTION 40-33-10, RELATING TO MEMBERSHIP ON AND DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD OF NURSING, SO AS TO INCREASE BOARD MEMBERSHIP BY ADDING A MEMBER TO BE APPOINTED FROM THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION AUTHORIZING THE BOARD TO ESTABLISH A FEE SCHEDULE IN REGULATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-40, RELATING TO MEMBERSHIP ON THE STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY, SO AS TO INCREASE BOARD MEMBERSHIP BY ADDING A MEMBER TO BE APPOINTED FROM THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT; TO AMEND SECTION 40-45-10, RELATING TO MEMBERSHIP ON THE STATE BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS, SO AS TO INCREASE BOARD MEMBERSHIP BY ADDING A MEMBER TO BE APPOINTED FROM THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND BY ADDING AN ADDITIONAL MEMBER FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-10, RELATING TO MEMBERSHIP ON AND DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS, SO AS TO INCREASE BOARD MEMBERSHIP BY ADDING A MEMBER TO BE APPOINTED FROM THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION AUTHORIZING THE BOARD TO ESTABLISH AN INITIAL FEE SCHEDULE IN REGULATIONS; TO AMEND 40-47-11, RELATING TO MEMBERSHIP ON THE MEDICAL DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION, SO AS TO DECREASE COMMISSION PHYSICIAN MEMBERSHIP FROM THIRTY-SIX TO THIRTY-FIVE BY CONTINUING TO APPOINT FIVE PHYSICIAN COMMISSIONERS FROM EACH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, BY ELIMINATING THE SIX AT-LARGE PHYSICIAN COMMISSIONERS, AND BY DECREASING LAY COMMISSION MEMBERSHIP FROM TWELVE TO SEVEN BY APPOINTING ONE, RATHER THAN TWO, LAY COMMISSIONERS FROM EACH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT; TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-10, RELATING TO MEMBERSHIP ON THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR THE LICENSURE OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST, SO AS TO INCREASE BOARD MEMBERSHIP BY ADDING A MEMBER TO BE APPOINTED FROM THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT; TO AMEND SECTION 44-1-20, RELATING TO MEMBERSHIP ON THE BOARD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SO AS TO INCREASE BOARD MEMBERSHIP BY ADDING A MEMBER TO BE APPOINTED FROM THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT; TO AMEND SECTION 44-9-30 AND SECTIONS 44-20-210 AND 44-20-225, BOTH AS AMENDED, RELATING, RESPECTIVELY, TO MEMBERSHIP ON THE SOUTH CAROLINA MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION, MEMBERSHIP ON THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS, AND MEMBERSHIP ON CONSUMER ADVISORY BOARDS TO THE COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS, SO AS TO MAINTAIN THE SEVEN MEMBER MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION, THE SEVEN MEMBER COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS, AND THE SEVEN MEMBER CONSUMER ADVISORY BOARDS BY PROVIDING THAT ONE MEMBER MUST BE APPOINTED FROM EACH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND BY ELIMINATING THE ONE STATE-AT-LARGE MEMBER FROM EACH COMMISSION AND FROM EACH BOARD; BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-1320 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE TERM OF A PERSON WHO REPRESENTS A CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ON A BOARD, COMMISSION, OR COMMITTEE WHOSE RESIDENCY IS TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT BY A CHANGE IN THE COMPOSITION OF THE DISTRICT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF AN ADDITIONAL MEMBER TO REPRESENT THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT FOR WHICH THE TRANSFERRED MEMBER WOULD HAVE SERVED IF THAT DISTRICT IS UNSERVED BY A RESIDENT MEMBER; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPIRATION OF TERMS AND VACANCIES OCCURRING IN THE AFFECTED DISTRICTS; AND TO DELETE OBSOLETE LANGUAGE AND MAKE CHANGES NECESSARY TO CONFORM TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 1128 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO COMMEND THE SPONSORS OF THE NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUESFEST FOR THEIR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE THE PALMETTO STATE'S RICH MUSICAL HERITAGE, TO ENCOURAGE THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO ATTEND THE CELEBRATION, SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 19-22, 2012, IN THE CLEMSON AREA, AND TO DECLARE APRIL 2012 AS BLUES MONTH IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the General Committee.

S. 1129 (Word version) -- Senator Ford: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO INVITE THE HONORABLE BARACK H. OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TO ADDRESS THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT ASSEMBLY IN THE CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE.
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Read the first time and, on motion of Senator FORD, with unanimous consent, S. 1129 was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 1130 (Word version) -- Senators Cleary, Ford, McGill, L. Martin, Nicholson, Rose, Scott, Williams, Leventis, Campbell and Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-440, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ACTIONS PROHIBITED OF HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS AND BENEFIT PLANS OFFERING MEDICAL EYE CARE OR VISION CARE BENEFITS, SO AS TO PROVIDE A HEALTH MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION AND BENEFIT PLAN MAY NOT CONDITION THE PARTICIPATION IN ITS MEDICAL EYE CARE NETWORK BY AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST OR OPTOMETRIST ON THE PARTICIPATION OF THE OPHTHALMOLOGIST OR OPTOMETRIST IN A VISION CARE PLAN OFFERED BY OR ADMINISTERED THROUGH THE HEALTH MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION OR BENEFIT PLAN.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 1131 (Word version) -- Senator Fair: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 29-3-330, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO METHODS OF ENTERING A SATISFACTION OF MORTGAGE IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE MORTGAGEE OF RECORD, THE OWNER OR HOLDER OF THE DEBT INSTRUMENT SECURED BY THE MORTGAGE, THE TRUSTEE OR BENEFICIARY OF A DEED OF TRUST, OR THE LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE OR ATTORNEY-IN-FACT OF ANY OF THOSE PARTIES MAY EXECUTE A MORTGAGE SATISFACTION OR DEED OF TRUST RELEASE, AND TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE AND FORM FOR USE IN THIS EXECUTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 1132 (Word version) -- Senators Cleary, Grooms, Ford, Reese, Campbell, McGill, Cromer, Peeler, Rose, Alexander, Setzler, Massey, Anderson, Ryberg, Land, L. Martin and Thomas: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-67-37 SO AS TO ALLOW A SCHOOL BUS TO DISPLAY AN IMAGE OF THE UNITED STATES FLAG ON THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL BUS, AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1133 (Word version) -- Senators Cleary, Ford, Grooms, Reese, Campbell, Cromer, Fair, Alexander, Nicholson, Anderson, Hayes, Ryberg and McGill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR MEDICINE SOLD TO A FREE HEALTH CARE CLINIC, SO AS TO EXTEND THE EXEMPTION TO MEDICINE SOLD TO A 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATION FOR USE IN A FREE HEALTH CARE CLINIC.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1134 (Word version) -- Senator McGill: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 1377 OF 1968, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BOND AUTHORIZATIONS, SO AS TO REVISE THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BOND AUTHORIZATIONS MAY BE USED AT WILLIAMSBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1135 (Word version) -- Senators Hutto, L. Martin and Rose: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 19 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16 SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN HUMAN TRAFFICKING OFFENSES AND PROVIDE PENALTIES, TO PROVIDE FOR CRIMINAL LIABILITY OF BUSINESS ENTITIES, TO PROVIDE RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING OFFENSES, TO ESTABLISH AN INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PLAN FOR THE PREVENTION OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, TO ALLOW CIVIL ACTIONS BY VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING PURSUANT TO THE VICTIMS' BILL OF RIGHTS AND OTHER RELEVANT STATUTORY PROVISIONS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 16-3-930 RELATING TO TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS FOR FORCED LABOR OR SERVICES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1136 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-7-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORIZATION AND GEOGRAPHIC GROUPINGS FOR REGIONAL COUNCILS OF GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO DELETE THE REFERENCE TO THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR GEORGETOWN COUNTY; TO AMEND ACT 515 OF 1996, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEVOLUTION ON THE GOVERNING BODY OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY OF APPOINTMENT AND RECOMMENDATION FOR APPOINTMENT AUTHORITY OF VARIOUS GEORGETOWN COUNTY OFFICES FORMERLY HELD BY THE GEORGETOWN COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION, SO AS TO RESTORE THE WACCAMAW REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL WHICH IS SUBJECT TO THE ABOVE PROVISIONS; AND TO AMEND ACT 197 OF 1999, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT AUTHORITY FOR THE WACCAMAW REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL, SO AS TO CONFORM IT TO THE REVISED PROVISIONS OF ACT 515 OF 1996.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1137 (Word version) -- Senator Shoopman: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 40-3-325 AND 40-22-295 SO AS TO ENACT THE "ARCHITECTS' AND ENGINEERS' VOLUNTEER ACT" WHICH PROVIDES IMMUNITY FOR A REGISTERED ARCHITECT OR ENGINEER WHO PROVIDES CERTAIN ARCHITECTURAL OR ENGINEERING SERVICES AT THE SCENE OF A DECLARED EMERGENCY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1138 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes, Lourie and Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-53-399 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF CERTAIN DRUGS TO A PERSON FOR WHOM A PURCHASE OF THOSE DRUGS HAS GENERATED A STOP-SALE ALERT ON TWO OCCASIONS DURING A THIRTY-DAY PERIOD, TO SPECIFY THAT THIS PROHIBITION RUNS FOR A SIX-MONTH PERIOD FROM THE DATE OF THE SECOND STOP-SALE OCCURRENCE, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-375, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, AND TRAFFICKING OF METHAMPHETAMINES, SO AS TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF THOSE SUBSTANCES THAT CONSTITUTES A VIOLATION; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-376, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL DISPOSAL OF METHAMPHETAMINE WASTE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION INCLUDES THE COST OF A RELATED CLEAN UP; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-398, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SALE OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING EPHEDRINE AND PSEUDOEPHEDRINE, SO AS TO PROVIDE A RETAILER MAY NOT SELL CERTAIN QUANTITIES OF THESE DRUGS TO AN INDIVIDUAL WITHIN A CERTAIN PERIOD OR IF THE PERSON HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF CERTAIN CRIMES RELATED TO METHAMPHETAMINE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-1200, RELATING TO THE SLED STATEWIDE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR MONITORING THE SALES AND PURCHASES OF NONPRESCRIPTION EPHEDRINE, PSEUDOEPHEDRINE, OR PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE, SO AS TO EXPAND THE DEFINITION OF A RETAILER.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 4447 (Word version) -- Reps. Forrester, Allison, Chumley, Tallon and Parker: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE THAT CROSSES THE NORTH TYGER RIVER ALONG SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 296 IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY "CAPTAIN JOHN DAVID HORTMAN BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "CAPTAIN JOHN DAVID HORTMAN BRIDGE".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 4552 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard, Anderson, King, Cobb-Hunter, Howard, McEachern and J. E. Smith: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO INVITE THE HONORABLE BARACK H. OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TO ADDRESS THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT ASSEMBLY IN THE CHAMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT A TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Invitations.

H. 4591 (Word version) -- Rep. Hayes: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 917 IN DILLON COUNTY FROM 1131 SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 917 EAST TO 608 SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 917 EAST "BRIGADIER GENERAL CARROLL G. ALLEN, SR. HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "BRIGADIER GENERAL CARROLL G. ALLEN, SR. HIGHWAY".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 4606 (Word version) -- Reps. Hayes, Anthony and McEachern: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF WEST CALHOUN STREET FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 57 TO UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 301 AND THE PORTION OF EAST CALHOUN STREET FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 34 TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 301 "PAUL J. GLENN HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "PAUL J. GLENN HIGHWAY".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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