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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR FEBRUARY 18, 2014

S. 1019 (Word version) -- Senators Cleary, Campbell and Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO COMMEND AND SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIZATION EFFORTS OF TAIWAN AND THE NATION'S MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION, THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE, AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, AND TO EXTEND MOST SINCERE BEST WISHES FOR CONTINUED COOPERATION AND SUCCESS.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the General Committee.

S. 1020 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND GRATITUDE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE TO DEBORAH FRANCIS ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT AND TO WISH HER GREAT SUCCESS ON ALL OF HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1021 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 120 TO TILE 59 SO AS TO CREATE CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY TO EVENTUALLY BE CONSTITUTED BY MERGING THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON AND THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INCLUDING ITS HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, INTO ONE INSTITUTION AS DETERMINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY; TO PROVIDE THIS MERGER MUST OCCUR BEFORE JULY 1, 2016; TO PROVIDE THAT THE FORMER COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON MUST BE KNOWN AS THE "CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS" AND THE FORMER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA MUST BE KNOWN AS THE "CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CAMPUS"; TO CREATE A BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY; TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD AND MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS CONCERNING THE BOARD; TO PROVIDE THAT UNTIL THE MERGER OCCURS THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF THE CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MUST BE THE COMPLETION OF A MERGER PLAN; TO PROVIDE THIS PLAN MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE JULY 1, 2015, AND TO PROVIDE CONTENT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REPORT; AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR APPROPRIATIONS, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS, AND REVENUE BONDS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-107-10, RELATING TO STATE SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING IN SOUTH CAROLINA, SECTION 59-123-10, RELATING TO THE NAME OF THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, SECTION 59-123-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, SECTION 59-123-60, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ALL SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO PROVIDE THAT ANY REFERENCE TO THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON, MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN A LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT, STATUTE, OR REGULATION MUST BE CONSTRUED TO MEAN CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY; TO REDESIGNATE CHAPTER 123, TITLE 59 AS "CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CAMPUS AND THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY"; TO REDESIGNATE CHAPTER 130, TITLE 59 AS "CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS"; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-123-50, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SECTION 59-130-10 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, SECTION 59-130-30 RELATING TO POWERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, AND SECTION 59-130-40 RELATING TO MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1022 (Word version) -- Senator Hembree: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND COMMEND FRANK V. BOULINEAU, III OF NORTH MYRTLE BEACH FOR THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS HE HAS MADE TO HIS COMMUNITY AND TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1023 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY'S BROOKS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ON THE OCCASION OF ITS TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1024 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR VETS WITH A MISSION (VWAM) FOR ITS OUTSTANDING WORK IN PROVIDING HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND SPIRITUAL MINISTRY TO VIETNAM'S POOR AND TO CONGRATULATE THIS FINE ORGANIZATION ON THE OCCASION OF ITS TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1025 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO DECLARE FEBRUARY 2014 AS TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH THROUGHOUT SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO URGE THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO WORK TOWARD ENDING TEEN DATING VIOLENCE BY EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE TO DEVELOP HEALTHIER RELATIONSHIPS, ASSISTING VICTIMS IN ACCESSING THE INFORMATION AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES THEY NEED, CREATING BETTER AND MORE RESOURCES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN NEED, INSTITUTING EFFECTIVE INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION POLICIES IN SCHOOLS AND ENGAGING IN DISCUSSIONS WITH FAMILY MEMBERS AND PEERS TO PROMOTE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION OF THE QUIET EPIDEMIC OF TEEN DATING VIOLENCE.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the General Committee.

S. 1026 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 29-5-440, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SUITS ON CONTRACTOR PAYMENT BONDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN WRITTEN NOTICE REQUIRED OF A REMOTE CLAIMANT MUST BE SENT BY CERTIFIED OR REGISTERED MAIL, AND MUST GENERALLY CONFORM WITH STATUTORY LIMITS ON THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF LIENS FILED BY A SUB-SUBCONTRACTOR OR SUPPLIER; TO PROVIDE ANY PAYMENT BOND SURETY FOR THE BONDED CONTRACTOR SHALL HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AND DEFENSES OF THE BONDED CONTRACTOR; TO MAKE THE LANGUAGE APPLICABLE TO ANY PAYMENT BOND WHETHER PRIVATE, COMMON LAW, PUBLIC, OR STATUTORY IN NATURE, WHEN THE BONDS ARE NOT OTHERWISE REQUIRED OR GOVERNED BY STATUTE; AND TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 1027 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-54-250 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT OF PAYMENT IN IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FUNDS, TO CHANGE THE REQUIREMENT FROM FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND TO REQUIRE THE SETTLEMENT OF THOSE FUNDS IN THE STATE'S ACCOUNT ON OR BEFORE TWO BANKING DAYS FOLLOWING THE DUE DATE OF THE TAX AS PROVIDED BY LAW.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1028 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-25-1010, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO WATERCRAFT ON TUGALO LAKE, SO AS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF HORSEPOWER A WATERCRAFT MOTOR MAY USE ON TUGALO LAKE FROM TWENTY TO TWENTY-FIVE HORSEPOWER.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

S. 1029 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-25-20 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSES AND PENALTIES, TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR SECOND OFFENSE CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TO NINETY DAYS NOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MUST ORDER PARTICIPATION IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM FOR A PERSON CONVICTED OF A CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSE, AND A JUDGE MAY ALLOW A RESTRICTION ON FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION AS A CONDITION OF BOND; TO AMEND SECTION 16-25-30, RELATING TO THE ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A PERSON CONVICTED OF A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSE, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON CONVICTED OF A CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSE OR A PERSON SUBJECT TO AN ORDER OF PROTECTION FOR DOMESTIC OR FAMILY VIOLENCE TO SHIP, TRANSPORT, OR RECEIVE A FIREARM OR AMMUNITION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE SURRENDER OF FIREARMS TO THE APPROPRIATE COUNTY SHERIFF, AND TO PROVIDE NOTICE TO A PERSON TO WHOM THE STATUTE APPLIES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-25-65, RELATING TO CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OF A HIGH AND AGGRAVATED NATURE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MUST ORDER PARTICIPATION IN A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM AND ALLOW A RESTRICTION ON FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION AS A CONDITION OF BOND; TO AMEND SECTION 20-4-60, RELATING TO AN ORDER FOR PROTECTION FROM DOMESTIC ABUSE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MAY PROHIBIT HARM OR HARASSMENT TO A PET OWNED, POSSESSED, KEPT, OR HELD BY THE PETITIONER AND TO PROVIDE THAT IN ORDERING TEMPORARY POSSESSION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY, THE COURT MAY ORDER THE TEMPORARY POSSESSION OF A PET, AND TO FURTHER SPECIFY CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH MUTUAL ORDERS MAY BE GRANTED; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16, RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON, BY ADDING ARTICLE 18, TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS AND TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PERMANENT AND EMERGENCY CIVIL NO-CONTACT ORDERS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DURATION OF CIVIL NO-CONTACT ORDERS, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION OF CIVIL NO-CONTACT ORDERS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3833 (Word version) -- Reps. Horne, Bannister and Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-738 SO AS TO ALLOW THE HOLDER OF A RETAIL WINE PERMIT FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION WHOSE RETAIL SPACE IS AT LEAST TEN THOUSAND SQUARE FEET AND WHOSE PRIMARY PRODUCT IS NOT BEER, WINE, OR DISTILLED SPIRITS TO CONDUCT UP TO TWENTY-FOUR WINE TASTINGS IN A CALENDAR QUARTER, AND TO PROVIDE RESTRICTIONS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-965 SO AS TO ALSO ALLOW THE HOLDER OF A RETAIL PERMIT AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF BEER FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION WHOSE RETAIL SPACE IS AT LEAST TEN THOUSAND SQUARE FEET AND WHOSE PRIMARY PRODUCT IS NOT BEER, WINE, OR DISTILLED SPIRITS TO CONDUCT UP TO TWENTY-FOUR BEER TASTINGS IN A CALENDAR QUARTER, AND TO PROVIDE RESTRICTIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 4505 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO JOIN THE SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA JOINT WATER CAUCUS TO ENCOURAGE STATE AGENCIES, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, TO IMPLEMENT A WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE SAVANNAH RIVER BASIN TO ENSURE CONTINUOUS OPTIMIZATION OF WATER QUALITY AND QUANTITY MANAGEMENT OF THE WATER RESOURCES SHARED BY SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA THROUGHOUT THE SAVANNAH RIVER BASIN.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

H. 4576 (Word version) -- Reps. Anderson, Harrell, Hosey, Hardwick, Spires, Gilliard, King, Parks, Williams, Anthony, Clyburn, Gambrell, Jefferson, Bowen, Brannon, R. L. Brown, George, Hayes, Hixon, Lowe, Mack, W. J. McLeod, D. C. Moss, Munnerlyn, Norman, Putnam, Robinson-Simpson, Tallon and Thayer: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING BODY OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY WAIVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOLS MAKE UP FULL DAYS MISSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FOR UP TO FIVE FULL SCHOOL DAYS THAT STUDENTS WHO ATTEND A SCHOOL, CHARTER SCHOOL, OR APPROVED HOME SCHOOL PROGRAM IN THE DISTRICT MISSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER DURING THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 4603 (Word version) -- Reps. Sottile, Harrell, Goldfinch, Crosby, McCoy, Erickson, Murphy, Stavrinakis, Bowen and Forrester: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO ISSUE OR APPROVE ORDERS ALLOWING SAND SCRAPING AND SANDBAGGING FOR THE PROTECTION OF GOLF COURSES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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