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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR JANUARY 26, 2012

S. 1147 (Word version) -- Senator O'Dell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-1520, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE ACT, SO AS TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE" AND "EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROVIDER" AND TO PROVIDE THAT THEY INCLUDE THE TRANSPORTATION OF A PATIENT WITH AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL CONDITION TO A HOSPITAL EMERGENCY FACILITY BY AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PROVIDER.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 1148 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "JASON FLATT ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 59-26-110 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL REQUIRE TWO HOURS OF TRAINING IN YOUTH SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION AS A REQUIREMENT FOR THE RENEWAL OF CREDENTIALS FOR INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND HIGH SCHOOLS; TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR TRAINING AND MATERIALS THAT MAY BE USED BY SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND TO PROVIDE THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS MAY APPROVE TRAINING MATERIALS FOR TRAINING THEIR EMPLOYEES; TO PROVIDE THAT THIS TRAINING REQUIREMENT MAY BE SATISFIED THROUGH SELF REVIEW OF SUICIDE PREVENTION MATERIALS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT NO CAUSE OF ACTION RESULTS FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS ACT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1149 (Word version) -- Senators Campsen, Campbell, Massey, Shoopman, Bright, Gregory, Alexander, Peeler, Grooms, Bryant, S. Martin, Davis, Knotts, L. Martin, Rose, Hayes and Thomas: A BILL TO ENACT THE "BORN ALIVE INFANT PROTECTION ACT" BY AMENDING SECTION 2-7-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORDS "PERSON" AND "PARTY" AS THOSE WORDS APPEAR IN THE LAWS OF THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE FURTHER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF "PERSON", "HUMAN BEING", "CHILD", AND "INDIVIDUAL", SO THAT THEY INCLUDE EVERY INFANT MEMBER OF SPECIES HOMO SAPIENS WHO IS BORN ALIVE AND TO DEFINE "BORN ALIVE", TO PROHIBIT THE DEPRIVATION OF MEDICALLY APPROPRIATE AND REASONABLE MEDICAL CARE FOR AN INFANT, TO CLARIFY THE RIGHT OF A PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO REFUSE TREATMENT THAT IS NOT MEDICALLY APPROPRIATE OR REASONABLE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE SEVERABILITY AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THE PORTIONS OF THIS SECTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1150 (Word version) -- Senator Ryberg: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 39-5-325 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES, TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF BELOW COST TO REDUCE THE ALLOWABLE PROMOTIONAL SALES EXCEPTION FROM FOURTEEN DAYS TO SEVEN DAYS FOR EACH CALENDAR YEAR; TO AMEND 39-5-350 TO REMOVE THE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO OBTAIN RECORDS IN ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE; AND TO AMEND 39-5-360 TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE IS TO RECEIVE FIFTY PERCENT OF ALL FINES FOR VIOLATIONS TO OFFSET THE COST OF PROSECUTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1151 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO DECLARE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012, AS "SOUTH CAROLINA RECYCLERS DAY" AND TO COMMEND AND RECOGNIZE SOUTH CAROLINA'S RECYCLERS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR STATE'S ECONOMY, FOR THEIR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AND FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP IN PROVIDING SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL-MANAGEMENT OPTIONS.
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On motion of Senator CLEARY, with unanimous consent, the Senate Resolution was introduced and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 1152 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE FEBRUARY 2012 AS NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH, AND TO THANK SOUTH CAROLINA DENTAL-HEALTH-CARE PROVIDERS FOR MAKING FEBRUARY 3, 2012, "GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY" THAT PROMOTES ORAL HEALTH AND JOINS IN THE EFFORTS THROUGHOUT THE NATION TO ADVOCATE FOR ORAL-HEALTH AWARENESS AND OPTIMAL ORAL HEALTH IN CHILDREN.
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On motion of Senator CLEARY, with unanimous consent, the Concurrent Resolution was introduced and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 1153 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE CHAPIN HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY CHEERLEADING SQUAD, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON, AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2011 CLASS AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 4627 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill, Stavrinakis, Harrison, King, Knight, Williams, Jefferson, Johnson, Sabb, Munnerlyn, Anderson, G. A. Brown, Allison, Horne, Agnew, Gambrell, McCoy, Ryan, Mack, Gilliard, Sottile, Hardwick, Hearn, Weeks, Simrill, Pope, Delleney, Dillard, Sandifer, Erickson, Herbkersman, Brantley, Crosby, Daning, Brady, Quinn, Spires, Frye, Pitts, Southard, Butler Garrick, Pinson, Tallon, Long, Parker, Hodges, Whitmire, Anthony, Bannister, Putnam, Edge, Allen, Thayer, Funderburk, Lucas, Cobb-Hunter, Howard, Harrell, Bowers, Patrick, Whipper, Bowen, White, Murphy and R. L. Brown: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO SUSPEND THE AUTHORITY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FOR ALL DECISIONS SUBSEQUENT TO 2007 PERTAINING TO THE NAVIGABILITY, DEPTH, DREDGING, WASTEWATER AND SLUDGE DISPOSAL, AND RELATED COLLATERAL ISSUES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PORTION OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER BECAUSE THE AUTHORITY OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER MARITIME COMMISSION SUPERSEDES AND REPLACES THE AUTHORITY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL WITH REGARD TO ALL ACTIONS CONCERNING THE SOUTH CAROLINA PORTION OF THE SAVANNAH RIVER BY ENACTMENT OF ACT 56 OF 2007, EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2007.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 4635 (Word version) -- Reps. Funderburk, Erickson, Brady, Stavrinakis, Agnew, Ott, McLeod, McCoy, Sottile, Allison, Delleney, Gambrell, Hamilton, Harrell, Herbkersman, Horne, Limehouse, Long, Murphy, Pitts, Pope, Simrill, G. R. Smith, Thayer, Weeks, Willis, Bowers and V. S. Moss: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO DESIGNATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA THE SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN OF THE REVOLUTION NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA, WHICH IS AN AREA UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR THIS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA DESIGNATION DUE TO ITS HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE AND SOUTH CAROLINA'S VITAL ROLE IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
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On motion of Senator HAYES, with unanimous consent, the Concurrent Resolution was adopted and returned to the House.

H. 4636 (Word version) -- Reps. Tallon, J. R. Smith, Hixon, Pope, Delleney, Corbin, Bedingfield, G. R. Smith, Lucas, Hamilton, Stringer, Ryan, Owens, Horne, Pinson, Thayer, Putnam, Murphy, Pitts, Spires, Brannon, Chumley, Lowe, Allison, Anthony, Quinn, Bingham, Ballentine, Bannister, Hearn, D. C. Moss, Hardwick, Parker, Cole, Forrester, Limehouse, Gilliard, Sottile, McEachern and Frye: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 16 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 23 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE BLUE ALERT PROGRAM THAT IS DESIGNED TO APPREHEND A SUSPECT THAT ALLEGEDLY KILLS, SERIOUSLY INJURES, OR ABDUCTS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER BY RAPIDLY DISSEMINATING INFORMATION REGARDING THE SUSPECT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 4685 (Word version) -- Reps. Spires, Atwater and Toole: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE WHITE KNOLL HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND OF LEXINGTON COUNTY FOR A SPECTACULAR PERFORMING SEASON, AND TO CONGRATULATE SCHOOL OFFICIALS, THE DIRECTORS, AND THE BAND FOR CAPTURING THE 2011 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 4686 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, R. L. Brown, Crosby, Gilliard, Horne, Limehouse, Mack, McCoy, Merrill, Ryan, Sottile, Stavrinakis and Whipper: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE WORK OF THE CANNON STREET YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION (YMCA) IN CHARLESTON COUNTY, AND TO CONGRATULATE THE STAFF AND MEMBERS FOR ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THEIR COMMUNITY.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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