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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MARCH 20, 2014

S. 1143 (Word version) -- Senator Davis: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE GREENVILLE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION TO USE THE SENATE CHAMBER AND ANY AVAILABLE COMMITTEE HEARING ROOMS IN THE GRESSETTE SENATE OFFICE BUILDING ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014, AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, TO CONDUCT THE YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAM.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1144 (Word version) -- Senator Thurmond: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, TITLE 59, CHAPTER 25 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT AND DISMISSAL OF TEACHERS, BY ADDING SECTION 59-25-425, TO PROVIDE THAT EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL ADOPT A WRITTEN REDUCTION IN FORCE POLICY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE FACTORS THAT MUST BE CONSIDERED WHEN CREATING THE REDUCTION IN FORCE POLICY.
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Senator THURMOND spoke on the Bill.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1145 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes and Fair: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-490 SO AS TO PROHIBIT SPECIFIED AGENCIES AND ENTITIES FROM PROVIDING ANY INDIVIDUAL STUDENT DATA OR ANY DATA THAT MAY BE USED TO IDENTIFY INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, ANY OTHER AGENCY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, OR ANY THIRD PARTY WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY A JOINT RESOLUTION; BY ADDING SECTION 59-18-355 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR REQUIRED CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES TO REVISE CERTAIN STATE CONTENT STANDARDS OR FOR A NEW STANDARD OR A CHANGE IN A CURRENT STANDARD; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-310, RELATING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OR ADOPTION OF A STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TO PROMOTE STUDENT LEARNING AND MEASURE STUDENT PERFORMANCE, SO AS TO DELETE EXIT EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS BEGINNING WITH THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2015, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH A STUDENT WHO DID NOT RECEIVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA BECAUSE OF A FAILURE TO MEET THE EXIT EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT MAY RECEIVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; BY ADDING SECTION 59-18-325 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL ADMINISTER CERTAIN NEW ASSESSMENTS TO STUDENTS IN SPECIFIED GRADES IN THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR AND IN FUTURE SCHOOL YEARS FOR PARTICULAR ASSESSMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-350, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CYCLICAL REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF STATE STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE TIMELINE FOR A REVIEW OF STATE STANDARDS FOR SPECIFIED SUBJECTS, AND TO REVISE THE DURATION OF PREVIOUS CONTENT STANDARDS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-950, RELATING TO CRITERIA FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT AND HIGH SCHOOL RATINGS, SO AS TO REVISE THIS CRITERIA; TO AMEND SECTION 59-48-35, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR A DIPLOMA FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE SPECIAL SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS, SO AS TO DELETE THE EXIT EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT; TO REPEAL SECTION 59-139-60 RELATING TO VARIOUS ASSESSMENTS OF STUDENTS, SCHOOLS, AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT SOUTH CAROLINA SHALL NO LONGER BE A GOVERNING OR ADVISORY STATE IN THE SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT CONSORTIUM, AND FURTHER THAT SOUTH CAROLINA MAY NOT ADOPT OR ADMINISTER THE SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1146 (Word version) -- Senator Reese: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-687 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PYGMY SHREW IS DESIGNATED AS THE OFFICIAL STATE LAND MAMMAL OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1147 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin and Hembree: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 62-5-401, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS IN RELATION TO THE ESTATE AND AFFAIRS OF CERTAIN PERSONS INCLUDING MINORS, PERSONS WITH MENTAL OR PHYSICAL ILLNESS OR DISABILITY, AND MISSING PERSONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR EXPEDITED HEARINGS IN THE CASE OF MISSING PERSONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1148 (Word version) -- Senators Malloy, Alexander, Allen, Bennett, Bright, Bryant, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Coleman, Corbin, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Fair, Gregory, Grooms, Hayes, Hembree, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Kimpson, Leatherman, Lourie, L. Martin, S. Martin, Massey, Matthews, McElveen, McGill, Nicholson, O'Dell, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Scott, Setzler, Shealy, Sheheen, Thurmond, Turner, Verdin, Williams and Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE BELIEF OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT NASCAR RACING IS AN INTEGRAL AND VITAL PART OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND ITS ECONOMY AND TO RECOGNIZE THE DARLINGTON RACEWAY AS ONE OF OUR STATE'S MOST TREASURED ATTRACTIONS, AS WELL AS IDENTIFY SOUTH CAROLINA'S RICH NASCAR HISTORY IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO NAME THE WEEK OF APRIL 6, 2014 THROUGH APRIL 13, 2014 AS DARLINGTON RACEWAY WEEK, A WEEK TOO TOUGH TO TAME.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 1149 (Word version) -- Senator Fair: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE SOUTH CAROLINA STUDENT LEGISLATURE TO USE THE CHAMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN 2014 AT A DATE AND TIME DETERMINED BY THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF SUBSEQUENT TO A DETERMINATION EITHER BODY IS IN SESSION, THE CHAMBERS MAY NOT BE USED AND ALTERNATE DATES AND TIMES MAY BE SELECTED BY THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Invitations.

S. 1150 (Word version) -- Senators Jackson and Scott: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR A'JA RIYADH WILSON FOR HER OUTSTANDING ATHLETIC AND ACADEMIC CAREERS AT HEATHWOOD HALL EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, TO CONGRATULATE HER ON HER MANY AWARDS AND ACCOLADES, AND TO WISH HER WELL IN THE FUTURE ON AND OFF THE BASKETBALL COURT.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 1151 (Word version) -- Senator Lourie: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE UPON THE PASSING OF DIANNA KELLY JENNINGS OF RICHLAND COUNTY, AND TO EXTEND THEIR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER LARGE AND LOVING FAMILY AND HER MANY FRIENDS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 4223 (Word version) -- Reps. Nanney, Delleney, Lucas, Simrill, G. M. Smith, Stringer, Bedingfield, Wood, Clemmons, H. A. Crawford, Gagnon, Atwater, Huggins, Owens, Limehouse, Norman, Erickson, Willis, Rivers, Allison, Ballentine, Bannister, Burns, Chumley, Henderson, Long, Merrill, D. C. Moss, Pitts, Pope, G. R. Smith, Tallon, Thayer, Hamilton, Harrell, Toole, Forrester, Felder, Hiott, Taylor, Bowen, Loftis, Hixon, J. R. Smith, Putnam, Daning, Crosby, Barfield and Goldfinch: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 41, TITLE 44 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT", TO PROVIDE FINDINGS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO PROVIDE NECESSARY TERMS, TO PROVIDE A PHYSICIAN OR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SHALL CALCULATE THE PROBABLE POST-FERTILIZATION AGE OF AN EMBRYO OR FETUS BEFORE PERFORMING OR INDUCING AN ABORTION, TO PROVIDE THAT AN ABORTION MAY NOT BE PERFORMED IF THE PROBABLE POST-FERTILIZATION AGE OF THE EMBRYO OR FETUS IS TWENTY OR MORE WEEKS, TO PROVIDE FOR EXCEPTIONS, TO REQUIRE CERTAIN EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS BE PRODUCED AND DISTRIBUTED, AND TO PROVIDE THE ACT DOES NOT IMPLICITLY OR OTHERWISE REPEAL ANOTHER PROVISION OF LAW.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 4949 (Word version) -- Reps. Hardwick, 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, 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, Owens, 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 CONGRATULATE MARY C. HOLMES OF HORRY COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HER ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY AND TO WISH HER MUCH HAPPINESS IN THE DAYS AHEAD.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 4951 (Word version) -- Reps. Ryhal, Barfield, Clemmons, Anderson, Goldfinch, Edge, H. A. Crawford, Hardee and Hardwick: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND FOR CAPTURING THE 2014 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 4955 (Word version) -- Reps. Barfield, Clemmons, Hardwick, Goldfinch, Hardee, Edge, Ryhal, Anderson, H. A. Crawford, George and Hayes: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR COACH ALAN CONNIE AND THE COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY CHANTICLEER WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD TEAM FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING SEASON AND FOR CAPTURING THE 2014 BIG SOUTH INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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