South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014
Legislation Introduced into the Senate

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR FEBRUARY 12, 2013

S. 360 (Word version) -- Senator Hembree: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE UPON THE DEATH OF MR. VAN J. "PEE WEE" ARNETTE OF LORIS, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 361 (Word version) -- Senator O'Dell: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE THE STARR-IVA DIXIE YOUTH SOFTBALL TEAM FOR ITS IMPRESSIVE WIN OF THE 2012 DIXIE PONYTAILS WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP, AND TO HONOR THE PLAYERS, COACHES, AND STAFF ON AN OUTSTANDING SEASON.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 362 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes and Rankin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-20-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE EDUCATION FINANCE ACT OF 1977, SO AS TO DEFINE "INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-31-210, RELATING TO A REQUIREMENT THAT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION PROVIDE TEXTBOOKS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS BY MEANS OF A RENTAL SYSTEM, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY OPT OUT OF THE STATE TEXTBOOK RENTAL SYSTEM AND INSTEAD PURCHASE THE DIGITAL EQUIVALENT OF A TEXTBOOK AND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY FROM VENDOR CONTRACTS APPROVED BY THE STATE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 363 (Word version) -- Senator Nicholson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE MR. GEORGE W. BALLENTINE, JR. UPON BEING NAMED THE SOUTH CAROLINA 2013 TIME DEALER OF THE YEAR BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 364 (Word version) -- Senator Setzler: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE WILLIAM E. "BILL" BROOME OF LEXINGTON COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HIS NINETIETH BIRTHDAY AND TO WISH HIM A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND MUCH HAPPINESS IN THE DAYS AHEAD.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 365 (Word version) -- Senators Courson, Setzler, Cromer and Massey: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR JAMES R. METTS, SHERIFF OF LEXINGTON COUNTY, FOR HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF LEXINGTON COUNTY AS THE CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FOR FOUR DECADES.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 366 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND RECOGNIZE MR. ANDY COONEY, AN IRISH-AMERICAN MUSIC ENTERTAINER, AND TO WELCOME HIM TO SOUTH CAROLINA IN MARCH 2013.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 367 (Word version) -- Senators McElveen and Verdin: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013, AS "CITIES MEAN BUSINESS DAY" TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS SOUTH CAROLINA CITIES AND TOWNS MAKE TO THE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA THROUGH THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES.
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On motion of Senator MCELVEEN, with unanimous consent, the Concurrent Resolution was adopted and ordered sent to the House.

S. 368 (Word version) -- Senator Coleman: A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY BOARD OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, TO DEFINE THE BOARD'S TERMS, POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES, AND TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF APPOINTING AND REMOVING THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICER.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar.

S. 369 (Word version) -- Senators Lourie and Setzler: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO DECLARE TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013, AS "AUTISM AWARENESS DAY" IN THE PALMETTO STATE AND TO ENCOURAGE ALL SOUTH CAROLINA CITIZENS TO SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES AFFECTED BY AUTISM.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 370 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-11-260, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF A BUDGET FOR A SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE BUDGET DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ESTIMATED AND SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL TO THE COUNTY SUPERVISOR IF THE DISTRICT'S BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS IS ELECTED AND NOT APPOINTED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 6-11-270, RELATING TO LEVY, COLLECTION, AND DISBURSEMENT OF TAXES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN ELECTED BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DOES NOT HAVE TO SEEK APPROVAL FROM THE COUNTY SUPERVISOR PRIOR TO LEVYING TAXES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 371 (Word version) -- Senators Shealy, Bright, Turner, L. Martin, Peeler, Bennett, Fair, Hembree and Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-730, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXPEDITED RELATIVE PLACEMENTS OF CHILDREN AT THE PROBABLE CAUSE HEARING, SO AS TO ENCOURAGE PLACEMENT OF THE CHILD WITH A GRANDPARENT OR OTHER RELATIVE OF THE FIRST OR SECOND DEGREE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO SET FORTH CRITERIA FOR THE COURT TO CONSIDER WHEN DECIDING WHETHER TO PLACE A CHILD WITH A GRANDPARENT OR OTHER RELATIVE OF THE FIRST OR SECOND DEGREE AT THE PROBABLE CAUSE HEARING; AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE COURT PLACES A CHILD WITH A GRANDPARENT OR OTHER RELATIVE OF THE FIRST OR SECOND DEGREE AT THE PROBABLE CAUSE HEARING, THE INDIVIDUAL MUST BE ADDED AS A PARTY TO THE ACTION FOR THE DURATION OF THE CASE OR UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 372 (Word version) -- Senator Coleman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-660, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLE HEARINGS WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL HEARING OFFICERS MUST BE COMPENSATED AT THE SAME RATE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 373 (Word version) -- Senator Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-11-105 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON WHO HAS ATTAINED THE AGE OF SEVENTY-TWO YEARS MAY SERVE OR CONTINUE TO SERVE ON A STATE BOARD, COMMITTEE, OR COMMISSION, TO DEFINE "STATE BOARD, COMMITTEE, OR COMMISSION" AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 374 (Word version) -- Senator Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 30-5-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THE DUTIES OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS, SO AS TO ADD CHEROKEE COUNTY TO THOSE COUNTIES EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENT THAT THOSE DUTIES BE PERFORMED BY THE CLERK OF COURT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 30-5-12, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR CERTAIN COUNTIES, SO AS TO ADD CHEROKEE COUNTY TO THOSE COUNTIES WHERE THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY SHALL APPOINT THE REGISTER OF DEEDS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 375 (Word version) -- Senators Hutto and L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 38 TO TITLE 6 SO AS TO ENACT THE "DILAPIDATED BUILDINGS ACT", TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT A MUNICIPALITY MAY BRING A CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST THE OWNER OF PROPERTY NOT IN SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE WITH CERTAIN MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES, TO IDENTIFY WHO MAY SERVE AS A COURT-APPOINTED RECEIVER FOR PROPERTY SUBJECT TO THIS CAUSE OF ACTION, TO DESIGNATE THE POWERS OF A COURT-APPOINTED RECEIVER, TO ESTABLISH REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF THE MUNICIPALITY CONCERNING A VIOLATION AGAINST WHICH THE MUNICIPALITY MAY BRING A CAUSE OF ACTION UNDER THIS ACT, AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN REMEDIES AND PROCEDURES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 376 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 36, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO GENERAL PROVISIONS OF THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING AND TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS IN ORDER FOR CHAPTER 1 TO REMAIN CONSISTENT WITH OTHER REVISED CHAPTERS; TO MAKE CERTAIN CHANGES TO CLARIFY AMBIGUITIES THAT HAVE ARISEN OVER THE YEARS; TO MAKE CERTAIN SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES, INCLUDING CHANGES RELATED TO THE EXPANSION OF THE DEFINITION OF GOOD FAITH AND THE RELEVANCE OF COURSE OF PERFORMANCE IN CONTRACT INTERPRETATION; TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES IN OTHER CHAPTERS OF THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 36-2-208 AND 36-2A-207.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 377 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 33 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 43 SO AS TO ENACT THE "REVISED UNIFORM LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ACT OF 2013", TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH AND REQUIREMENTS UNDER WHICH LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES ARE ORGANIZED, OPERATED, REGULATED, DISSOLVED, TRANSFERRED, AND CONVERTED, AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 44, TITLE 33 RELATING TO THE "UNIFORM LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ACT OF 1996".
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3488 (Word version) -- Rep. Gambrell: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF THE BELTON NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY TO THE CITY OF BELTON.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 3524 (Word version) -- Rep. Daning: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013, AS "CITIES MEAN BUSINESS DAY" TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS SOUTH CAROLINA CITIES AND TOWNS MAKE TO THE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA THROUGH THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Invitations.

H. 3529 (Word version) -- Rep. Barfield: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO COMMEND DIRECTOR GENERAL ANNA A. KAO FOR HER SERVICE WITH THE TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, AND TO RECOGNIZE HER ON THE OCCASION OF HER DEPARTURE TO ASSUME THE POSITION OF SPOKESPERSON FOR THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE PUBLIC DIPLOMACY COORDINATION COUNCIL OF FOREIGN MINISTRY IN TAIWAN.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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