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Session 120 (2013-2014) 

H 3437Next General Bill, By Toole, Harrell, Ballentine, Atwater, Hayes, Gambrell, 
K.R. Crawford, Govan, Alexander, Huggins, Anderson, Kennedy, Skelton, Patrick, 
Hardee, Erickson, W.J. McLeod, R.L. Brown, Dillard, Edge, George, Hamilton, 
Hosey, Jefferson, Long, Mitchell, D.C. Moss, Pitts, Powers Norrell, Ridgeway, 
Spires, Weeks, Whipper, Whitmire, Williams, V.S. Moss, Southard, Henderson, 
Wood, Cole, Stringer, Loftis, Quinn, Allison, Horne and Forrester
 A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 24
 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO CREATE A JOINT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TO
 CONDUCT A CONTINUING STUDY OF THE LAWS OF THIS STATE AFFECTING ECONOMIC
 DEVELOPMENT, TO PROVIDE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE, AND TO PROVIDE THE
 STAFFING OF THE COMMITTEE.

   01/29/13  House  Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 13)
   01/29/13  House  Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and
                     Industry (House Journal-page 13)
   02/06/13  House  Member(s) request name added as sponsor:
                     V.S.Moss, Southard, Henderson, Wood, Cole,
                     Stringer, Loftis, Quinn, Allison, Horne
   03/21/13  House  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor,
                     Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 4)
   04/10/13  House  Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Forrester
   04/10/13  House  Amended (House Journal-page 27)
   04/10/13  House  Read second time (House Journal-page 27)
   04/10/13  House  Roll call Yeas-99  Nays-7 (House Journal-page 29)
   04/11/13  House  Read third time and sent to Senate
                     (House Journal-page 50)
   04/16/13  Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 15)
   04/16/13  Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
                     (Senate Journal-page 15)
   04/17/13  Senate Recalled from Committee on Judiciary
   04/17/13  Senate Committed to Committee on Finance



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1/29/2013
3/21/2013
4/10/2013



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AMENDED

April 10, 2013

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Introduced by Reps. Toole, Harrell, Ballentine, Atwater, Hayes, Gambrell, K.R. Crawford, Govan, Alexander, Huggins, Anderson, Kennedy, Skelton, Patrick, Hardee, Erickson, W.J. McLeod, R.L. Brown, Dillard, Edge, George, Hamilton, Hosey, Jefferson, Long, Mitchell, D.C. Moss, Pitts, Powers Norrell, Ridgeway, Spires, Weeks, Whipper, Whitmire, Williams, V.S. Moss, Southard, Henderson, Wood, Cole, Stringer, Loftis, Quinn, Allison, Horne and Forrester

S. Printed 4/10/13--H.

Read the first time January 29, 2013.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 24 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO CREATE A JOINT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TO CONDUCT A CONTINUING STUDY OF THE LAWS OF THIS STATE AFFECTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TO PROVIDE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE, AND TO PROVIDE THE STAFFING OF THE COMMITTEE.

Amend Title To Conform

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Title 2 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"CHAPTER 24

Joint Committee on Economic Development

Section 2-24-10.    (A)    There is created a permanent joint legislative committee to conduct a continuing study of the laws, policies, and procedures of this State affecting economic development. The committee is composed of seven members appointed as follows:

(1)    the Chairman of the Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, or his designee;

(2)    the Chairman of the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, or his designee;

(3)    two members from the Senate appointed by the President Pro Tempore, at least one of whom is a member of the minority party;

(4)    two members from the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker, at least one of whom is a member of the minority party; and

(5)    one member from the Department of Commerce appointed by the Governor.

(B)    At its first meeting the committee shall organize by selecting from its membership a chairman, vice chairman, secretary, and other officers the committee may determine. The committee shall meet on the call of the chairman or a majority of the members. A quorum consists of five members. Terms of committee members who are members of the General Assembly are coterminous with their terms of office. The committee may recommend legislation to the General Assembly relating to economic development in this State.

Section 2-24-20.    The committee shall make a continuous study and investigation of all facets of the laws, policies, and procedures relating to economic development, including, but not limited to, the imposition of unreasonable penalties and interest charges, and any legal requirements that make it difficult to do business in this State, so as to recommend appropriate modifications. The committee and its subcommittees may hold hearings and act at the times and places within the State the chairman designates and require the appearance of witnesses and the production of documents as provided for in Chapter 69, Title 2.

Section 2-24-30.    (A)    The members of the committee shall receive the usual mileage, per diem, and subsistence as is provided by law for members of state boards, commissions, and committees. The allowed mileage, per diem, and subsistence must be paid from approved accounts of the Senate for the Senate appointees, from approved accounts of the House for the House appointees, and from funds appropriated to the Office of the Governor for gubernatorial appointees.

(B)    The staff of the Senate and the House of Representatives must be available to assist the committee in its work. Any other expenses incurred by the committee must be paid equally from each respective house's approved account subject to the approval of the Senate Operations and Management Committee and the Speaker of the House."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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