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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR APRIL 18, 2012

S. 1453 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ASSESSMENT RATIOS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN AN OWNER RECEIVING THE FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO DIES, THE PROPERTY SHALL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT RATE UNTIL THE DECEASED'S ESTATE IS CLOSED, BUT FOR NO LONGER THAN THE END OF THE SECOND PROPERTY TAX YEAR FOLLOWING THE YEAR OF THE DECEDENT'S DEATH; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-3150, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DETERMINATION OF WHEN TO APPRAISE REAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CONVEYANCE BY DISTRIBUTION UNDER A WILL OR INTESTATE SUCCESSION IS NOT AN ASSESSABLE TRANSFER OF INTEREST.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1454 (Word version) -- Senator Leventis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "TRAC RECOMMENDATION ACT OF 2012"; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-110, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "RETAIL SALE", SO AS TO EXCLUDE CERTAIN PROVISIONS REGARDING ITEMS INCIDENT TO SALE AND DELIVERY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-140, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "STORAGE" AND "USE", SO AS TO EXCLUDE CERTAIN PROVISIONS REGARDING COOPERATIVE DIRECT MAIL PROMOTIONAL ADVERTISING MATERIALS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-1110, RELATING TO THE ADDITIONAL ONE PERCENT SALES TAX, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE ADDITIONAL TAX APPLIES TO ADDITIONAL ITEMS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2110, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM SALES TAX ON CERTAIN ITEMS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM TAX OVER THREE YEARS AND TO AMEND THE ITEMS TO WHICH IT APPLIES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO DELETE VARIOUS EXEMPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2610, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DISCOUNT FOR TIMELY PAYMENT OF TAX, SO AS TO REDUCE THE DISCOUNT; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2620, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE COMPONENTS OF THE SALES TAX, SO AS TO DELETE THE ONE PERCENT EXEMPTION TO INDIVIDUALS OVER EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2630, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE COMPONENTS OF THE ACCOMMODATIONS TAX, SO AS TO DELETE THE ONE PERCENT EXEMPTION TO INDIVIDUALS OVER EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2640, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE COMPONENTS OF THE CASUAL EXCISE TAX, SO AS TO DELETE THE ONE PERCENT EXEMPTION TO INDIVIDUALS OVER EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE; BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3790 SO AS TO ALLOW A REFUNDABLE CREDIT AGAINST THE INCOME TAX FOR SALES TAX PAID ON CERTAIN MEDICINES AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES IN EXCESS OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN THE TAX YEAR; BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-290 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE EXCESS SALES TAX REVENUE COLLECTED DUE TO THIS ACT BE APPROPRIATED FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 12-36-2646 RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT RETAILERS POST NOTICE OF THE ONE PERCENT EXEMPTION FOR INDIVIDUALS OVER EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1455 (Word version) -- Senator O'Dell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3377, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TAX CREDITS FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES, SO AS TO DISALLOW THE CREDIT TO CERTAIN VEHICLES AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CREDIT EXPIRES WHEN THE SIMILAR FEDERAL CREDIT EXPIRES; AND BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3378 SO AS TO PROVIDE A ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR TAX CREDIT FOR THE IN-STATE PURCHASE OR LEASE OF A NEW QUALIFIED HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE OR NEW QUALIFIED ALTERNATIVE FUEL MOTOR VEHICLE, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE CREDIT MAY BE CLAIMED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1456 (Word version) -- Senator Ryberg: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-1-180 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE ANNUAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO REQUIRE THE SESSION TO END ON THE SECOND THURSDAY IN MARCH IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS AND ON THE SECOND THURSDAY IN APRIL IN ODD-NUMBERED YEARS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 2-7-60, RELATING TO THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT, TO REQUIRE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO PASS BIENNIAL APPROPRIATIONS IN EACH ODD NUMBERED YEAR.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1457 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4261, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 1458 (Word version) -- Senator Fair: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT DONATE LIFE SOUTH CAROLINA AND LIFEPOINT'S LIFE-SAVING MISSION TO PROMOTING AWARENESS ABOUT THE NEED FOR ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1459 (Word version) -- Transportation Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS OF LICENSURE FOR PILOTS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4249, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 1460 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes and Gregory: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 270 OF 1981, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FORT MILL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4 IN YORK COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPIRATION DATE OF THE TERMS OF CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE BOARD IN ORDER TO HAVE ALL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD ELECTED IN NOVEMBER OF EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar.

S. 1461 (Word version) -- Senator McGill: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-520, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF PRECINCTS IN WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SO AS TO REDESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE DIVISION 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, on motion of Senator L.MARTIN, with unanimous consent, S. 1461 was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

H. 4043 (Word version) -- Reps. Tallon, Patrick, Pinson, Allison, V. S. Moss, Atwater, Brannon, Chumley, Bingham, Ballentine, Cole, Horne, Young, Hixon, Clemmons, Toole, Erickson, D. C. Moss and Frye: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-35-122 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN EMPLOYER MAY CONFIDENTIALLY NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE WHEN A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE FAILS A DRUG TEST REQUIRED BY THE EMPLOYER AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT IF THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE IS RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT SHALL SUSPEND THE BENEFITS OF A PERSON WHO, WHILE RECEIVING BENEFITS, FAILS A DRUG TEST TAKEN AS A CONDITION OF AN APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT, TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY NOT RESTORE THESE SUSPENDED BENEFITS UNTIL THE PERSON HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A CERTAIN DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAM AND PASSED A DRUG TEST, TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY NOT PROVIDE OR RESTORE RETROACTIVELY A BENEFIT TO A PERSON FOR A PERIOD IN WHICH HIS BENEFITS ARE SUSPENDED UNDER THIS SECTION, TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP A CONSENT FORM THAT AN EMPLOYER MAY USE TO OBTAIN THE CONSENT OF A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE TO GIVE THE DEPARTMENT THE RESULTS OF A DRUG TEST REQUIRED BY THE EMPLOYER AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE USE OF THIS CONSENT FORM LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF THE EMPLOYER FOR BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY, INVASION OF PRIVACY, INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND DEFAMATION CLAIMS RESULTING FROM THE PROVISION OF THE DRUG TEST RESULTS TO THE DEPARTMENT, AND TO DEFINE A "DRUG TEST".
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

H. 4092 (Word version) -- Reps. Limehouse, Sottile, Gilliard, Stavrinakis, McCoy, Whipper and R. L. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-95-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PLACES WHERE SMOKING IS PROHIBITED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED IN BUILDINGS ON CAMPUSES OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING WHEN IT IS PROHIBITED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE INSTITUTION AND TO PROVIDE THAT A GOVERNING BODY IS NOT PRECLUDED FROM ESTABLISHING A SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 5128 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Ballentine, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, 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, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, Corbin, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Edge, Erickson, Forrester, Frye, Funderburk, Gambrell, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrell, Harrison, Hart, Hayes, Hearn, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, 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, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Rutherford, Ryan, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Tribble, Vick, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE MARIA KENNEDY MUNGO OF COLUMBIA ON THE OCCASION OF HER FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY AND TO WISH HER A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND MANY MORE YEARS OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 5131 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Bowen, Taylor, J. R. Smith, Sandifer and Vick: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE UNITED STATES JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO REVISE ITS REGULATIONS FOR THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 PERTAINING TO PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION PROVIDING INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ACCESS TO AMENITIES, INCLUDING ACCESS TO POOLS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THIS ACCESS MAY BE PROVIDED BY USE OF A PORTABLE CHAIRLIFT, RATHER THAN A PERMANENT CHAIRLIFT.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

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