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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR FEBRUARY 25, 2014

S. 1047 (Word version) -- Senator S. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 18, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY REPEALING SECTION 59-18-310, RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TO MEASURE STUDENT PERFORMANCE UNDER THE EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY ACT, SECTION 59-18-320, RELATING TO FIELD TESTING OF THE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM, SECTION 59-18-360, RELATING TO DISSEMINATION OF ASSESSMENT RESULTS, AND SECTION 59-18-370, RELATING TO A TECHNICAL CHANGE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-350, RELATING TO THE CYCLICAL REVIEW OF STATE STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS, TO DELETE REVIEW OF STATE ASSESSMENTS BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND TO DELETE THE PROVISIONS RELATING TO AN ANALYSIS OF ASSESSMENT RESULTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1048 (Word version) -- Senator Hutto: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE BELIEF OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT LITERACY IS A VITAL AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE WELL-BEING OF EVERY CITIZEN OF SOUTH CAROLINA FORMING THE FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION LEADING TO IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE AND A WELL-PREPARED WORKFORCE THEREBY AIDING SOUTH CAROLINA IN ATTRACTING BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY AND ADVANCING THE ECONOMIC INTERESTS OF OUR BELOVED STATE, AND TO NAME THE WEEK OF MARCH 2, 2014, THROUGH MARCH 8, 2014, AS "READERS-2-LEADERS LITERACY AWARENESS WEEK" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1049 (Word version) -- Senator Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-39-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PERSON WHO DOES NOT HOLD A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY TO TRANSACT BUSINESS AS A PAWN SHOP MAY NOT DISPLAY CERTAIN INDICIA OF A PAWN SHOP ON THE PREMISES OF HIS BUSINESS OR HOLD HIMSELF OUT TO THE PUBLIC TO BE A PAWNBROKER; BY ADDING SECTION 40-39-55 SO AS TO PROVIDE A METHOD FOR PERIODICALLY REVISING FEES, FINES, LOAN CHARGES, AND OTHER MONETARY DESIGNATIONS IN THE CHAPTER SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITS AND EXCEPTIONS, TO REQUIRE PUBLICATION OF THESE REVISIONS IN A NOTICE IN THE STATE REGISTER, AND TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 40-39-155 SO AS TO PROVIDE REMEDIES UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT FOR A PERSON AGGRIEVED BY A FINAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER; BY ADDING SECTION 40-39-165 SO AS TO PROVIDE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MAY ENACT NO ORDINANCE MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-10, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF PAWNBROKERS, SO AS TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "PLEDGED GOODS"; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-20, RELATING TO REGULATION OF PAWNBROKERS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, SO AS TO REVISE THE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS AND FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE A PAWNBROKER MAY NOT EMPLOY A PERSON CONVICTED OF A FELONY TO DO THE WORK OF A PAWNBROKER, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-30, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT OF A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY FOR EACH LOCATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PAWNBROKER MAY NOT RETAIN PLEDGED GOODS IN A LOCATION OTHER THAN THE ONE DESIGNATED IN THE CERTIFICATE WITHOUT FIRST FILING A RATIFICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT ON FORMS PRESCRIBED BY THE DEPARTMENT, AND TO PROVIDE A PAWNBROKER SHALL CONSPICUOUSLY POST HIS HOURS OF OPERATION; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-40, RELATING TO UNAUTHORIZED FEES PROHIBITED BY PAWNBROKERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-50, RELATING TO REQUIRED EVIDENCE OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, SO AS TO REVISE THE REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-70, RELATING TO MANDATORY RECORD OF LOANS AND GOODS PAWNED AND PLEDGED, SO AS TO IMPOSE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR VERIFICATION OF PLEDGORS AND SELLERS, AND TO REQUIRE THE PAWN TRANSACTION BE CONDUCTED ONLY BY THE PAWNBROKER OR HIS AUTHORIZED AGENT, WHOSE IDENTITY MUST BE VERIFIED BY THE PAWNBROKER; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-80, RELATING TO THE MANDATORY ISSUANCE OF A MEMORANDUM OF NOTE BY A PAWNBROKER TO THE PERSON PAWNING OR PLEDGING ITEMS, SO AS TO REVISE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MEMORANDUM OR NOTE; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-100, RELATING TO CHARGES AND INTEREST ON LOANS BY A PAWNBROKER, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF INTEREST THAT MAY BE CHARGED AND THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF A LOAN THAT MAY BE MADE; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-120, RELATING TO FEES FOR A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY, SO AS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FEES FOR FAILURE TO TIMELY RENEW, AND TO REQUIRE A PAWNBROKER TO MAINTAIN CERTAIN BUSINESS HOURS FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES IN THE EVENT OF A CLOSURE; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-140, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITED ACCEPTANCE OF THE PROPERTY OF A THIRD PARTY FROM A PLEDGOR, SO AS TO APPLY THE PROHIBITION TO THIRD PARTY-OWNED PROPERTY ACCEPTED FROM A SELLER, AND TO PROVIDE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN LEASED PROPERTY SOLD OR PLEDGED TO A PAWNBROKER MUST BE RETURNED TO THE LESSOR, AND TO LIMIT THE PAWNBROKERS LIABILITY TO THE PLEDGOR OR SELLER FOR MAKING SUCH A RETURN; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-150, RELATING TO THE IMPOSITION OF FINES FOR VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY DIRECTLY ISSUE A CEASE AND DESIST ORDER RATHER THAN HAVING TO OBTAIN THE ORDER FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1050 (Word version) -- Senators Scott, Setzler, Malloy, Matthews, McElveen, Jackson, Nicholson, Kimpson, Johnson, Reese, Sheheen and Pinckney: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE UPON THE DEATH OF INEZ G. ALLEN OF COLUMBIA AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1051 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin, Cleary, McGill, Williams and Hembree: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-4-36 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE NOTIFICATION OF A MUNICIPALITY OR COUNTY BY THE TOURISM EXPENDITURE REVIEW COMMITTEE IF THE COMMITTEE FINDS AN EXPENDITURE TO BE IN NONCOMPLIANCE, TO PROVIDE FOR A PROCEDURE FOR REFUNDING THE AMOUNT FOUND IN NONCOMPLIANCE, TO PROVIDE FOR ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN AGAINST A MUNICIPALITY OR COUNTY THAT DOES NOT REFUND THE NONCOMPLIANT AMOUNT, TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR CERTIFICATION BY THE MUNICIPALITY OR COUNTY TO THE COMMITTEE THAT NONCOMPLIANT AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REFUNDED, TO PROVIDE THE FISCAL YEARS TO WHICH THE ABOVE PROVISIONS APPLY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION IS REPEALED JUNE 30, 2015.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 3231 (Word version) -- Reps. Atwater, Huggins, Toole, Ballentine, Taylor, Bingham, Pitts and Wood: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-1-90 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST MOTORCYCLES, MOTORCYCLE OPERATORS, OR MOTORCYCLE PASSENGERS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 4658 (Word version) -- Reps. Knight, Mack, Jefferson and Whipper: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO WAIVE THE MAKE UP REQUIREMENT FOR THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 29 AND 30, AND FEBRUARY 12, 13, AND 14, 2014, BY THE STUDENTS OF DORCHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS 2 AND 4 WHEN ITS SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW AND TO EXTEND THIS WAIVER TO CHARTER SCHOOLS AND HOME SCHOOLS IN THESE DISTRICTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 4671 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Ryhal, Hardwick, Edge, Hardee, Barfield and H. A. Crawford: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE HORRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MAY WAIVE TIME THAT SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT CLOSED IN 2014 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FROM WINTER STORM LEON AND WINTER STORM PAX FROM THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO TIME MISSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FROM THESE STORMS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 4672 (Word version) -- Rep. Delleney: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MAY WAIVE TIME THAT SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT CLOSED IN 2014 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FROM WINTER STORM LEON AND WINTER STORM PAX FROM THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO TIME MISSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FROM THESE STORMS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 4674 (Word version) -- Reps. Hosey, Cobb-Hunter and Clyburn: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 28, 29, AND 30, 2014, AND FEBRUARY 12 AND 13, 2014, BY THE STUDENTS OF ORANGEBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT 4 WHEN ITS SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW ARE EXEMPT FROM THE MAKE-UP REQUIREMENT THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 4675 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 28, 29, AND 30, 2014, AND FEBRUARY 12 AND 13, 2014, BY THE STUDENTS OF ORANGEBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT 3 WHEN ITS SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW ARE EXEMPT FROM THE MAKE-UP REQUIREMENT THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 4748 (Word version) -- Reps. Owens, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Norrell, R. L. Ott, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, 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, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND EXPRESS DEEP APPRECIATION TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM FOR ITS OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS IN EDUCATING AND TRAINING OUR STATE'S WORKFORCE AND TO DECLARE MARCH 25, 2014, AS SOUTH CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM DAY.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Education.

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