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H*3267
Session 105 (1983-1984) 

H*3267(Rat #0625, Act #0512 of 1984)  General Bill, By  House Ways and Means
 General Appropriations Bill.-st

   01/10/84  House  Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar
                     without reference HJ-321
   01/11/84  House  Special order, set for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1984
                     at 3:00 p.m. HJ-354
   01/18/84  House  Amended HJ-555
   01/18/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-561
   01/19/84  House  Amended HJ-578
   01/19/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-603
   01/24/84  House  Amended HJ-621
   01/24/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-635
   01/25/84  House  Amended HJ-689
   01/25/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-691
   01/26/84  House  Amended HJ-717
   01/26/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-734
   01/31/84  House  Amended HJ-750
   01/31/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-768
   02/01/84  House  Amended HJ-781
   02/01/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-803
   02/02/84  House  Amended HJ-811
   02/02/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-811
   02/07/84  House  Amended HJ-843
   02/07/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-850
   02/09/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-881
   02/16/84  House  Amended HJ-937
   02/16/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-939
   02/21/84  House  Amended HJ-967
   02/21/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-977
   02/22/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1016
   02/23/84  House  Amended HJ-1049
   02/23/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1058
   02/24/84  House  Amended HJ-1076
   02/24/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1095
   02/28/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1121
   02/29/84  House  Amended HJ-1142
   02/29/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1158
   03/01/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1227
   03/06/84  House  Amended HJ-1253
   03/06/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1265
   03/07/84  House  Amended HJ-1296
   03/07/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1313
   03/08/84  House  Amended HJ-1337
   03/08/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1378
   03/09/84  House  Amended HJ-1408
   03/09/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1432
   03/13/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1453
   03/14/84  House  Amended HJ-1501
   03/14/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1511
   03/15/84  House  Amended HJ-1524
   03/15/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1588
   03/16/84  House  Amended HJ-1622
   03/16/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1654
   03/20/84  House  Amended HJ-1663
   03/20/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1697
   03/21/84  House  Amended HJ-1713
   03/21/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1790
   03/22/84  House  Amended HJ-1797
   03/22/84  House  Debate interrupted HJ-1833
   03/23/84  House  Amended HJ-1846
   03/23/84  House  Read second time HJ-1987
   03/24/84  House  Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-1989
   03/27/84  Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-1183
   03/27/84  Senate Referred to Committee on Finance SJ-1183
   05/15/84  Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment
                     Finance SJ-1799
   05/16/84  Senate Amended SJ-1829
   05/16/84  Senate Debate interrupted SJ-1841
   05/17/84  Senate Amended SJ-1858
   05/17/84  Senate Debate interrupted SJ-1861
   05/22/84  Senate Amended SJ-1876
   05/22/84  Senate Debate interrupted SJ-1886
   05/23/84  Senate Amended SJ-1903
   05/23/84  Senate Debate interrupted SJ-1913
   05/24/84  Senate Amended SJ-1947
   05/24/84  Senate Debate interrupted SJ-1963
   05/25/84  Senate Amended SJ-2002
   05/25/84  Senate Debate interrupted SJ-2008
   05/28/84  Senate Amended SJ-2013
   05/28/84  Senate Debate interrupted SJ-2033
   05/29/84  Senate Amended SJ-2044
   05/29/84  Senate Debate interrupted SJ-2116
   05/30/84  Senate Amended SJ-2123
   05/30/84  Senate Debate interrupted SJ-2143
   05/31/84  Senate Debate interrupted SJ-2167
   06/01/84  Senate Read second time SJ-2204
   06/01/84  Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of
                     amendments SJ-2204
   06/05/84  Senate Amended SJ-2221
   06/05/84  Senate Debate interrupted SJ-2245
   06/06/84  Senate Amended SJ-2255
   06/06/84  Senate Debate interrupted SJ-2297
   06/07/84  Senate Amended SJ-2308
   06/07/84  Senate  Read third time SJ-82392
   06/07/84  Senate Returned SJ-2392
   06/13/84  House  Senate amendment amended HJ-3647
   06/13/84  House  Returned HJ-3677
   06/13/84  Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment SJ-2506
   06/14/84  House  House insists upon amendment and conference
                     committee appointed Reps. Mangum, Lewis &
                     Patterson HJ-3683
   06/14/84  Senate Conference committee appointed Sens. Dennis,
                     Lindsay, and Horace Smith SJ-2508
   06/22/84  House  Free conference powers granted HJ-3984
   06/22/84  House  Free conference committee appointed Mangum, Lewis
                     & Patterson HJ-3984
   06/22/84  Senate Free conference powers granted SJ-2798
   06/22/84  Senate Free conference committee appointed Senators
                     Dennis, Lindsay, H.C. Smith SJ-2798
   06/22/84  House  Free conference report received HJ-3989
   06/22/84  House  Free conference report adopted HJ-4020
   06/22/84  House   Reconsider vote whereby free conference report
                     adopted HJ-4020
   06/22/84  House  Free conference report adopted HJ-4021
   06/22/84  Senate Free conference report received SJ-2798
   06/22/84  Senate Free conference report adopted SJ-2798
   06/22/84  Senate Ordered enrolled for ratification SJ-2828
   06/22/84         Ratified R 625
   06/28/84         Certain items vetoed by Governor
   08/03/84  House  Veto sustained on certain items: Nos. 1,2,3 & 5
   08/03/84  House  Debate adjourned
   08/07/84  House  Veto sustained on certain items: No. 4
   08/07/84         Act No. 512



No. 512

(R625, H3267)

AN ACT TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS TO MEET THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 1984, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO REGULATE THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS; TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT DURING THE FISCAL YEAR; TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS ALLOTTED TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT UNDER THE PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYMENT ACT OF 1976 (FEDERAL); TO PROVIDE THAT FOR THE TAX YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 1984, AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1984, THE ANNUAL INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS TO STATE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RATES AND TO CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS AND DEDUCTIONS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 23, PART II. OF ACT 517 OF 1980 ARE DECREASED BY AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE REQUIRED ADJUSTMENT; TO AMEND CHAPTER 11 OF TITLE 1, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, BY ADDING SECTION 1-11-135 SO AS TO PERMIT THE BOARD TO CHARGE FEES FOR THE REVIEW OF PROPOSALS BY COUNTIES OR MUNICIPALITIES FOR THE ISSUANCE OR REFUNDING OF INDUSTRIAL, HOSPITAL, OR POLLUTION CONTROL BONDS; TO AMEND SECTION 60-1-30, RELATING TO OFFICER AND COMPENSATION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROHIBITION OF BOARD MEMBERS RECEIVING COMPENSATION FOR SERVICES AND AUTHORIZE THE MEMBERS TO RECEIVE THE USUAL MILEAGE, PER DIEM, AND SUBSISTENCE AS PROVIDED BY LAW FOR MEMBERS OF STATE BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS; TO AMEND SECTION, PART II OF ACT 178 OF 1981, RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF REVENUES OF STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR PROFESSIONAL SOIL CLASSIFIERS AND THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS TO REMIT REVENUE TO THE STATE TREASURER AT LEAST WEEKLY TO BE CREDITED TO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE STATE; TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 12-21-1725 SO AS TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS FOR PURPOSES OF THE SOFT DRINKS TAX; TO AMEND SECTIONS 12-21-1740, AS AMENDED, 12-21-1790, 12-21-1840, AS AMENDED, 12-21-1860, 12-21-2100, AND 12-21-2120, AS AMENDED, ALL RELATING TO THE SOFT DRINKS TAX, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CROWNS AND LIDS BEING PLACED ON SOFT DRINKS AND TO ALLOW THE USE OF THE REPORTING METHOD ON SOFT DRINKS, SYRUPS, POWDERS, AND POWDERED BASES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 12-21-2870, AS AMENDED, AND 12-21-2980, RELATING TO CONTRABAND BEER, WINE, CIGARETTES, SHELLS, CARTRIDGES, AND PLAYING CARDS AND PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT SUCH ARTICLES ARE FOR SALE, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO ALL ITEMS EXCEPT CIGARETTES AND ELIMINATE PROVISIONS FOR AUCTIONS OF CONTRABAND GOODS, AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 12-21-1770, 12-21-1780, 12-21-1960, 12-21-1970, 12-21-1980, 12-21-1990, 12-21-2000, 12-21-2010, 12-21-2020, 12-21-2030, 12-21-2050, 12-21-2060, 12-21-2070, AND 12-21-2130, ALL RELATING TO THE SOFT DRINK TAX; TO AMEND SECTIONS 12-21-330, 12-21-340, 12-21-360, AS AMENDED, AND 12-21-370, RELATING TO THE DOCUMENTARY STAMP TAX, SO, AS TO PHASE OUT THE TAX ON BONDS, CAPITAL STOCK, NOTES, MORTGAGES, ASSIGNMENTS OF WAGES, AND CERTAIN OTHER INSTRUMENTS AND LEASES OVER THREE FISCAL YEARS COMMENCING JULY 1, 1984, AND ENDING JUNE 30, 1987, TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-360, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TAX ON NOTES, MORTGAGES, ASSIGNMENTS OF WAGES AND CERTAIN OTHER INSTRUMENTS, SO AS TO EXCLUDE COMMERCIAL PAPER FROM THE TAX AND TO DEFINE "COMMERCIAL PAPER"TO REPEAL EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 1987, SECTIONS 12-21-330,12-21-340, 12-21-360, AND 12-21-370, RELATING TO VARIOUS DOCUMENTARY STAMP TAXES FOLLOWING THE PHASE-OUT OF THE TAXES, AND TO REPEAL SECTION 12-21-390, RELATING TO THE TAX ON POWERS OF ATTORNEY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-35-550, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SALES AND USE TAXES, SO AS TO EXEMPT THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALE OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NOT INCLUDING GROSS PROCEEDS OF ELECTRICITY AND THE TRANSMISSION OF THE VOICE OR OF MESSAGES; TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT ACTNext OF 1984"; TO AMEND THE 1970 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 12-35-515 AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 12-35-580, AS AMENDED, 12-35-610, AND 12-35-1550, RELATING TO THE SALE AND USE TAX, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX ON CERTAIN SEGMENTS OF THE POPULATION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROCEEDS OF THIS ADDITIONAL TAX SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN A SEPARATE AND DISTINCT FUND FROM THE STATE GENERAL FUND, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THE PROCEEDS OF THIS ADDITIONAL TAX SHALL BE COLLECTED AND EXPENDED; TO AMEND ARTICLE 21, CHAPTER 7 OF TITLE 12 OF THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 12-7-2418 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SPECIFIED RESIDENT INDIVIDUALS FILING STATE INCOME TAX RETURNS ARE ENTITLED TO CERTAIN INCOME TAX CREDITS ON THEIR RETURNS, OR A REFUND FROM THE STATE GENERAL FUND TO THE EXTENT THE CREDIT IS NOT USED AS AN OFFSET AGAINST INCOME TAXES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THIS CREDIT OR REFUND SHALL BE APPLIED FOR AND RECEIVED AND THE MANNER IN WHICH THE AMOUNT OF THIS CREDIT MAY BE ADJUSTED; TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTIONS 59-1-430, 59-1-440, 59-5-65, 59-19-340, 59-21-150, 59-21-600, ARTICLE 8 TO CHAPTER 21 OF TITLE 59, CHAPTER 24 TO TITLE 59, SECTIONS 59-29-55, 59-29-170, 59-33-100, 59-39-160, 59-39-170, 59-53-1950, 59-53-1960, 59-101-280, 59-103-130, AND 59-103-140, SO AS TO PROHIBIT MAKE-UP DAYS ON SATURDAY, TO PROVIDE AN INSTRUCTIONAL DAY OF NOT LESS THAN SIX HOURS FOR SECONDARY AND ELEMENTARY STUDENTS AND LIMIT CLASS INTERRUPTIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ESTABLISH CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WHO WILL ATTAIN THE AGE OF FOUR ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER FIRST OF THE APPLICABLE SCHOOL YEAR, TO REIMBURSE TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS, AND INSTRUCTIONAL SUPERVISORS FOR TUITION AT THE PUBLIC COLLEGE RATE FOR A THREE-HOUR COURSE EVERY TWO YEARS IN THEIR SPECIALTIES, TO PROVIDE FOR ADEQUATE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR TRAINABLE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED PUPILS AND PROFOUNDLY MENTALLY HANDICAPPED PUPILS, TO ESTABLISH A TEACHER INCENTIVE PROGRAM STATEWIDE DURING SCHOOL YEAR 1986-87, TO PROVIDE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS BE ASSESSED FOR INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES AND TO DEVELOP A SCHOOL PRINCIPAL INCENTIVE PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE TEACHING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORY TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR THE ADOPTION OF TEXTBOOKS WHICH INCORPORATE BLACK HISTORY AND TO DEVELOP AND LOCATE MATERIALS FOR BLACK HISTORY INSTRUCTION, TO REQUIRE EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL TO INSTRUCT STUDENTS IN BLACK HISTORY BY THE 1989-90 SCHOOL YEAR AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXAMINATION OF MATERIAL FOR GRADES 1-6 ON THE RELATIONSHIP OF AGRICULTURE AND OTHER INDUSTRIES TO THE STATE'S ECONOMY, TO REQUIRE, BY AUGUST 15, 1987, GIFTED AND TALENTED ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY STUDENTS BE PROVIDED PROGRAMS TO DEVELOP THEIR UNIQUE TALENTS, TO PROVIDE FOR EMOTIONALLY HANDICAPPED PUPILS, TO PROVIDE THAT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES STUDENTS IN GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE MUST HAVE PASSED AT LEAST FOUR COURSES WITH AN OVERALL PASSING AVERAGE IN THE PRECEDING SEMESTER, TO PROVIDE FOR THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO EMPHASIZE TEACHING AS A CAREER OPPORTUNITY, TO PROVIDE FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, TO REQUIRE THAT JOB PREPARATORY PROGRAMS TO CONTINUE AFTER 1987-88 MUST HAVE PLACED AT LEAST FIFTY PERCENT OF GRADUATES FOR THE PREVIOUS THREE YEARS IN THEIR TRAINING AREA AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PUBLICLY-SUPPORTED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO EMPHASIZE TEACHING AS A CAREER OPPORTUNITY AND TO DEVELOP TUTORING PROGRAMS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION TO ADOPT GUIDELINES FOR PUBLICLY-SUPPORTED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO USE TO EMPHASIZE TEACHING AS A CAREER OPPORTUNITY AND TO PROVIDE TUTORING PROGRAMS, TO PROVIDE FOR CENTERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS AT SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 59-21-20, RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS FOR STATE AID FOR SALARIES FOR THE SCHOOL TERM, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR STATE AID FOR A ONE HUNDRED NINETY-DAY TERM; TO AMEND SECTION 59-21-320, RELATING TO STATE AID FOR SCHOOLS, SCHOOL FACILITIES, AND ANNUAL GRANT FOR FINANCING NEEDED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN LANGUAGE, TO PROVIDE THAT AFTER 1988-89 THE SCHOOL BUILDING FUNDS APPROVED IN THE PreviousEDUCATION IMPROVEMENT ACTNext SHALL BE USED TO SUPPLEMENT THE BUILDING FUNDS PROVIDED FROM THE GENERAL FUND, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE SUPPLEMENT FROM THE PreviousEDUCATION IMPROVEMENT ACTNext SHALL BE ADJUSTED ANNUALLY AND DISTRIBUTED ON A PER PUPIL BASIS SO THAT THE PERCENTAGE OF THE PreviousEDUCATION IMPROVEMENT ACTNext FUND ALLOCATED UNDER THE PreviousEDUCATION IMPROVEMENT ACT SHALL BE THE SAME AS THE PERCENTAGE ALLOCATED FOR SUCH PURPOSES FOR FISCAL YEAR 1988-89; TO AMEND SECTION 59-35-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO KINDERGARTENS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL CHILDREN IN THE FIVE-YEAR-OLD KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM MUST BE COUNTED IN THE AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP OF ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT WHEN PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDS ARE TO BE APPORTIONED TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND STATE AID FOR THE PROGRAM MUST BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE FORMULA PROVIDED IN THE EDUCATION FINANCE ACT; TO AMEND SECTION 59-39-100, RELATING TO HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT TWENTY UNITS ARE REQUIRED FOR A STUDENT TO RECEIVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA; TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO AGE REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FOUR AND FIVE YEAR OLDS MAY ENTER PUBLIC SCHOOL IF THEY HAVE SUBSTANTIALLY INITIATED A SCHOOL PROGRAM IN ANOTHER STATE THAT HAS A DIFFERENT ATTENDANCE AGE REQUIREMENT FROM SOUTH CAROLINA; AND TO PROVIDE THAT FOUR YEAR OLDS MAY ATTEND OPTIONAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-50, RELATING TO FINGERPRINTING OF PUPILS, SO AS TO REQUIRE EACH COUNTY TO PROVIDE EVERY SCHOOL IN THE COUNTY THE FORMS AND INK PADS NECESSARY TO RECORD EACH PUPIL'S FINGERPRINTS IN KINDERGARTEN AND GRADES ONE THROUGH TWELVE; TO AMEND SECTION 59-65-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PARENTS OR GUARDIANS TO CAUSE THEIR CHILDREN OR WARDS WHO ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF SIX AND SIXTEEN TO REGULARLY ATTEND PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL OR KINDERGARTEN, SO AS TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM AGE TO FIVE YEARS OF AGE; TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHOSE CHILD OR WARD IS NOT SIX YEARS OF AGE TO MAKE A WRITTEN ELECTION FOR THAT CHILD OR WARD NOT TO ATTEND KINDERGARTEN; AND TO PROVIDE THAT EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT MUST PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM A PUBLIC SCHOOL FOR ALL PUPILS ENROLLED IN PUBLIC KINDERGARTEN CLASSES WHO REQUEST THE TRANSPORTATION; TO AMEND SECTION 59-65-90, RELATING TO PUPIL ATTENDANCE, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT PUPIL ABSENCES IN EXCESS OF TEN DAYS MUST BE ACTED ON BY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES; TO AMEND ACT 163 OF 1977, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATION FINANCE ACT OF 1977, 90 AS TO INCLUDE IN THE COST FACTORS OR WEIGHTINGS ADD-ON WEIGHTS FOR COMPENSATORY AND REMEDIATION IN GRADES ONE THROUGH TWELVE; TO PROVIDE FOR STUDENTS NEEDING COMPENSATORY INSTRUCTION AND REMEDIATION TO BE COUNTED ADDITIONALLY UNDER THE TWELFTH THROUGH FOURTEENTH CLASSIFICATION; TO PROVIDE FOR A PUPIL TO BE COUNTED ONCE FOR EACH AREA IN CALCULATING THE DISTRICT'S REMEDIAL WEIGHTED PUPIL UNITS IF THE PUPIL DOES NOT MEET MINIMUM STANDARDS IN READING, MATHEMATICS, OR WRITING OR IS NOT READY FOR FIRST GRADE AND IS QUALIFIED UNDER STATE DEPARTMENT REGULATIONS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO DETERMINE AN APPROPRIATION LEVEL AND NUMBER OF WEIGHTED PUPIL UNITS TO BE FUNDED THROUGH COMPENSATORY AND REMEDIAL WEIGHTS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT A SYSTEM TO MATCH THE WEIGHTED PUPIL UNITS TO CERTAIN PUPILS; TO ALLOW THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR BLOCK GRANTS FOR BASIC SKILLS REMEDIATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO PROVIDE THE LOCAL REQUIRED SUPPORT OF THE FOUNDATION PROGRAM ON THE BASIS OF THE DISTRICT'S TAXPAYING ABILITY; TO ADJUST THE STATE MINIMUM SALARY SCHEDULE TO STAY AT THE SOUTHEASTERN AVERAGE AND TO SET OUT MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AFTER 1986 FOR TEACHERS TO RECEIVE THE PAY ADJUSTMENTS AND TO REQUIRE EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO PREPARE AN ANNUAL SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT REPORT, ESTABLISH AN IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL AT EACH SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT TO, AMONG OTHER DUTIES, PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY OF FUNDS EXPENDED UNDER THE EDUCATION FINANCE ACT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN APPRAISAL OF THE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT REPORT; TO AMEND ACT 631 OF 1978, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BASIC SKILLS ASSESSMENT PROGRAM, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTERING OF THE ELEVENTH GRADE TEST TO COLLECT DATA TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE 1984-85 SCHOOL YEAR INSTEAD OF THROUGH THE 1986-87 SCHOOL YEAR; TO PROVIDE FOR TENTH GRADE STUDENTS TO BE ADMINISTERED AN EXIT EXAMINATION BEGINNING WITH SCHOOL YEAR 1985-86, WITH ITS PASSAGE BEING A CONDITION FOR THE RECEIPT OF A DIPLOMA DURING SCHOOL YEAR 1989-90 AND THEREAFTER; TO PROVIDE FOR FOUR OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE THE EXIT EXAMINATION BEFORE EXITING THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AT THE END OF THE TWELFTH GRADE; TO PROVIDE FOR A CERTIFICATE INDICATING CREDITS EARNED AND GRADES COMPLETED TO BE AWARDED IF THE EXAMINATION HAS NOT BEEN PASSED; TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF STATEWIDE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES IN SCIENCE FOR GRADES ONE THROUGH EIGHT AND MINIMUM STANDARDS OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT FOR GRADES THREE, SIX, AND EIGHT; AND TO PROVIDE FOR TESTS TO MEASURE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE IN GRADES THREE, SIX, AND EIGHT; TO AMEND ACT 187 OF 1979, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO TEACHER CERTIFICATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOAN PROGRAM TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION FOR TALENTED AND QUALIFIED STATE RESIDENTS TO BE PROVIDED LOANS TO ATTEND PUBLIC OR PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO BECOME TEACHERS EMPLOYED IN AREAS OF CRITICAL NEED; TO PROVIDE FOR CONDITIONAL TEACHING CERTIFICATES TO BE AWARDED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS TO ANY PERSON ELIGIBLE TO HOLD A TEACHING CERTIFICATE WHO DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR FULL CERTIFICATION; TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION TO PROMULGATE UPGRADED APPROVAL STANDARDS FOR TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND TO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PRACTICE TEACHING; TO AMEND SECTION 25, PART II, OF ACT 199 OF 1979, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS AND INFORM PARENTS AND GUARDIANS WHO HAVE CHILDREN OF KINDERGARTEN AGE OF THE EXPANDED AVAILABILITY OF KINDERGARTEN CLASSES, SO AS TO DELETE THESE PROVISIONS; TO AMEND ACT 436 OF 1982, RELATING TO THE LENGTH OF THE SCHOOL TERM, AS TO INCREASE THE SCHOOL YEAR TO ONE HUNDRED NINETY DAYS WITH AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS FOR STUDENT INSTRUCTION; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 69-1-380 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO SUSPEND MAKE-UP DAYS, UPON REQUEST OF ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT, WHEN THE SCHOOLS IN THAT DISTRICT HAVE BEEN CLOSED BECAUSE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS OR EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES; TO ALLOW STATE EMPLOYEES TO USE SICK OR ANNUAL LEAVE ON A PRO-RATA BASIS IN CONJUNCTION WITH WORKERS' COMPENSATION; TO ALLOCATE DURING FISCAL YEAR 1984-85 SEVEN AND ONE-QUARTER PERCENT OF THE STATE INCOME TAX REVENUE TO COUNTIES AND ONE-QUARTER OF ONE PERCENT OF THE STATE INCOME TAX REVENUE TO MUNICIPALITIES AND TO ALLOCATE DURING FISCAL YEAR 1985-86 SEVEN PERCENT OF INCOME TAX REVENUES TO COUNTIES AND ONE-HALF OF ONE PERCENT TO MUNICIPALITIES; TO PROVIDE THAT A STATE OR SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEE WHO TERMINATES EMPLOYMENT WITH AT LEAST TWENTY YEARS SERVICE CREDIT IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN, AN EMPLOYEE WHO RETIRES WITH LESS THAN TEN YEARS SERVICE CREDIT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR STATE PAID PREMIUMS UNDER THE PLAN, AND AN EMPLOYEE WITH FIVE YEARS SERVICE CREDIT MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE PLAN UPON PAYMENT OF THE PREMIUM COSTS; TO AMEND ACT 187 OF 1979, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON WHO TEACHES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR THREE YEARS IS EXEMPT FROM PRACTICE TEACHING REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 13-9-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF CLARKS HILL-RUSSELL AUTHORITY, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF PROCEEDS DERIVED FROM REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY OF THE AUTHORITY; TO AMEND SECTION 59-67-420, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE EXTENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO BE PROVIDED FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS, AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, DELETE THE REFERENCE TO "STATE EDUCATIONAL FINANCE COMMISSION" AND REPLACE IT WITH "STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION", CHANGE THE EXTENT OF THE RADIUS OF THE RESIDENCE OF ANY CHILD FOR WHICH NO TRANSPORTATION SERVICES MUST BE PROVIDED, PROVIDE THAT THE STATE MAY ASSUME THE OBLIGATION OF TRANSPORTING STUDENTS LIVING WITHIN ONE AND ONE-HALF MILES OF THEIR SCHOOLS AND WITHIN A ONE-HALF MILE RADIUS OF THEIR RESIDENCES WHEN IT IS FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN, PROVIDE THAT IN THESE CASES THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY APPLY IN WRITING TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT TO ASSUME THE TRANSPORTATION FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN INVOLVED, DELETE CERTAIN LANGUAGE, AND PROVIDE THAT THE STATE SHALL TRANSPORT AND BEAR THE COST OF TRANSPORTING FIVE-YEAR OLD CHILDREN ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS TO THEIR RESIDENCES AT THE CONCLUSION OF A MORNING KINDERGARTEN SESSION AND FROM THEIR RESIDENCES TO AN AFTERNOON KINDERGARTEN SESSION; TO AMEND SECTION 9 OF PART II OF ACT 519 OF 1980, RELATING TO STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS RECEIVING TRANSPORTATION ON STATE-OWNED BUSES, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, INSERT A REFERENCE TO KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS, DELETE CERTAIN LANGUAGE, AND PROVIDE THAT THE MANDATE ALLOWING CERTAIN STUDENTS TO RIDE STATE-OWNED BUSES IS CONTINGENT ON CERTAIN THINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-35-1230 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DISCOUNT ALLOWED FOR TIMELY PAYMENT OF SALES AND USE TAX, SO AS TO RAISE THE DISCOUNT; TO AMEND SECTION 12-35-320, AS AMENDED, AND SECTIONS 12-35-330 THROUGH 12-35-390, RELATING TO RETAIL LICENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A TAX OF FIFTY DOLLARS, TO REQUIRE TRANSIENT PEDDLERS TO PROCURE A LICENSE, AND TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR COLLECTING AND HANDLING SUCH TAX; TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 12-36-395, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF A RETAIL LICENSE FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SUCH LICENSE TAX PROVISION AND TO PHASE IN AN EXTENSION OF INVENTORY FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION AND PROVIDE FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OF COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES FOR LOST REVENUE, TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 12-35-516 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED SALES AND USE TAX IN CERTAIN CASES; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-550, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS OF SALE OF TIMBER ON LANDS HELD BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND MARINE RESOURCES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROCEEDS MUST BE RETAINED AND EXPENDED IN BUDGETED OPERATIONS; TO AMEND CHAPTER 7 OF TITLE 44, RELATING TO HOSPITALS, TUBERCULOSIS CAMPS, AND HEALTH SERVICES DISTRICTS, BY ADDING ARTICLE 4 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE LICENSING, REGULATION, AND INSPECTION OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES AND BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE LICENSING, REGULATION, AND INSPECTION OF OUTPATIENT FACILITIES FOR CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT OR ADDICTED PERSONS; TO REPEAL CHAPTER 28 OF TITLE 43, RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES, AND CHAPTER 17 OF TITLE 44, RELATING TO CARE AND COMMITMENT OF MENTALLY ILL PERSONS; TO REAUTHORIZE THE EXISTENCE OF THE STATE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORKER REGISTRATION FOR SIX YEARS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-9-310, AS AMENDED, OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO WITH-HOLDING OF INCOME TAX, SO AS TO EXEMPT PRIZE WINNINGS OF SPECTATOR SPORTING EVENTS TO WHICH AN ADMISSION IS CHARGED FROM INCOME TAX WITHHOLDING; TO AMEND SECTION 60-13-210, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA INSTITUTE OF ARCHEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE QUALIFICATION, METHOD OF SELECTION, AND DUTIES OF THE STATE ARCHEOLOGIST; TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 12-3-142 SO AS TO PROVIDE AUTHORITY TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA TAX COMMISSION TO CONTRACT WITH A COLLECTION AGENCY FOR THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT TAXES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONSIDERATION THEREOF AND TO FURTHER DEFINE DELINQUENT TAXES; TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 61-5-55 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE AND PERSON OR ORGANIZATION LICENSED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL COMMISSION TO HOLD AND ADVERTISE SPECIAL EVENTS SUCH AS BINGO, GAMES, AND OTHER SIMILAR ACTIVITIES INTENDED TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-49-10, RELATING TO THE MEMBERSHIP AND THE GENERAL FUNCTIONS, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE, SO AS TO ESTABLISH AND PROVIDE FOR A BLOCK GRANT MECHANISM FOR FINANCIAL AID FOR AGENCIES DESIGNATED UNDER SECTION 61-6-320(A); TO AMEND ACT 1377 OF 1978, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE VARSITY BUILDING PROJECT AT THE CITADEL MAY ALSO BE FINANCED FROM ATHLETIC FUNDS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 9-1-10 AND 9-11-10, BOTH AS AMENDED, OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA POLICE OFFICERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SO AS TO INCLUDE IN THE DEFINITION OF AVERAGE FINAL COMPENSATION A PROVISION STATING THAT AVERAGE FINAL COMPENSATION FOR AN ELECTED OFFICIAL MAY BE CALCULATED AS THE AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNABLE COMPENSATION FOR THE THIRTY-SIX CONSECUTIVE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF HIS TERM OF OFFICE, AND TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE; TO AMEND ARTICLE 13 OF CHAPTER 1 TITLE 9, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND RETIREMENT AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS, BY ADDING SECTION 9-1-1840 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ANY FORMER UNITED STATES EMPLOYEE CURRENTLY A CONTRIBUTING MEMBER AND EMPLOYED BY AN EMPLOYER COVERED BY THE SYSTEM TO ELECT TO RECEIVE PRIOR SERVICE CREDIT FOR SERVICE RENDERED AS AN UNITED STATES EMPLOYEE AFTER PAYING THE ACTUARIAL COST INTO THE SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE FOR THE AMOUNT OF PAYMENT BY THE MEMBER, TO PROVIDE, THAT A MEMBER ELECTING TO RECEIVE CREDITABLE SERVICE SHALL ESTABLISH CREDIT FOR ALL SERVICES FOR WHICH ELIGIBLE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE AMOUNT OF SERVICE WHICH MUST BE ESTABLISHED, AND TO PROHIBIT DUPLICATION OF BENEFITS UNDER ANY OTHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR THE SAME PERIOD OF SERVICE; TO AUTHORIZE THE SOUTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF GENERAL SERVICES AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION TO ERECT A MEMORIAL ON THE STATE HOUSE GROUNDS IN HONOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA WAR DEAD A WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II, KOREA, AND VIETNAM AND IN HONOR OF AND APPRECIATION FOR CERTAIN OTHER PERSONS, TO AUTHORIZE THE SOUTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF GENERAL SERVICES TO ACCEPT CERTAIN GIFTS OR GRANTS IN ORDER TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, TO REQUIRE THE SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF GENERAL SERVICES TO COOPERATE WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA VETERANS MONUMENT ASSOCIATION REGARDING CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE MONUMENT TO BE ERECTED, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF NECESSARY FUNDS FROM THE STATE SINKING FUND NOT TO EXCEED THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS; TO AMEND CHAPTER 53 OF TITLE 12 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO TAX COLLECTION BY THE STATE TAX COMMISSION, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 SO AS TO ALLOW THE COMMISSION TO REQUIRE THE POSTING OF A CASH OR SURETY BOND IF A TIMELY RETURN IS NOT FILED OR IF ANY TAX IS NOT PAID FOR AS MANY AS TWO TAX FILING PERIODS IN A TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD, TO PROVIDE FOR THE AMOUNT, HOLDING, AND RETURN OF THE BOND, TO PROVIDE FOR NOTICE OF THE POSTING REQUIREMENT, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS IF ANY TAXPAYER LIABLE FOR ANY TAX FAILS TO KEEP BOOKS, PAPERS, MEMORANDA, RECORDS, RENDER STATEMENTS, MAKE RETURNS, AND COMPLY WITH REGULATIONS PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSION; TO ESTABLISH A CONTINUING ACCOUNT UNDER THE STATE TREASURER FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING STATE MATCHING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FUNDS WHEN REQUIRED BY THE FEDERAL ENTITY PROVIDING THE FUNDS AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE FUNDS MAY BE DISBURSED ONLY UPON THE GOVERNOR'S AUTHORIZATION; TO PROVIDE FOR THE TRANSFER OF LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES OF HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS UPON PAYMENT OF FEES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE; TO EMPOWER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL COMMISSION AS THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY TO REGULATE ALL RETAIL LOCATIONS SELLING BEER, WINE, OR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR JUDICIAL APPEALS FROM COMMISSION DECISIONS AND NO LIMITATION OF THE COURT'S AUTHORITY IN APPLYING LAWS RELATING TO COMMISSION MATTERS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-35-650 OF THE 1976 CODE, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES TAX FOR FOODSTUFFS TO BE USED IN FURNISHING MEALS TO SCHOOL CHILDREN; TO AMEND ACT 490 OF 1976, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES DISTRICTS, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THESE DISTRICTS MAY BE ESTABLISHED AND FOR THE PROVISIONS WHICH GOVERN THE OPERATION OF THESE DISTRICTS; TO AMEND CHAPTER 7 OF TITLE 44, RELATING TO HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SERVICES DISTRICTS, BY ADDING ARTICLE 16 SO AS TO PERMIT HEALTH SERVICES DISTRICTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ACT 490 OF 1976 TO INCORPORATE UNDER THE PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF ARTICLE 16 AND TO PERMIT CERTAIN OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOSPITAL CORPORATIONS TO REINCORPORATE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE: TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-1430, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL REVENUE BOND ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "HOSPITAL FACILITIES"; TO AMEND SECTION 49-3-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE WATER RESOURCES COMMISSION, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE AND REQUIRE THE COMMISSION TO REVIEW AND APPROVE THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS DERIVED FROM THE UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FOR WATER RESOURCES RELATED PROJECTS OR PURPOSES AND TO EXCEPT FROM REVIEW AND APPROVAL CORPS OF ENGINEERS FUNDS WHICH MUST BE EXPENDED IN A DIFFERENT MANNER PURSUANT TO EXPRESS STATUTORY DIRECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 57-3-30, RELATING TO THE DIVISIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO CREATE THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION DIVISION, TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO PROCESS ALL PAYMENTS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES FOR THE INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, AND TO DEVELOP A GENERAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PLAN AND POLICY WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF STATE AGENCIES, POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITIES, AND OTHER LOCAL PUBLIC ENTITIES, TO AMEND SECTION 9-9-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS PERTAINING TO THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO REDEFINE "EARNABLE COMPENSATION"; TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD AND JOINT BOND REVIEW COMMITTEE SHALL DETERMINE THE INCLUSION OF CERTAIN BONDS WITHIN ANY LIMITATION IMPOSED BY FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATION AND TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD, AFTER COMMITTEE REVIEW, TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE DETERMINATION; TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE TREASURER SHALL FURNISH CREDIT DATA AND RECORDS TO RATING SERVICES; TO AMEND SECTION 22 OF PART II OF ACT 151 OF 1983, RELATING TO CERTAIN TAXES ON ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS, SO AS TO REVISE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE SECTION AND PROVIDE FOR THE REFUND OF MONIES COLLECTED PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-3-145, AS AMENDED, OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT FOR ANNUAL REAPPLICATION FOR TAX EXEMPT STATUS FOR THE PROPERTY OF CERTAIN CHARITABLE OR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND ENTITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 2 OF PART II OF ACT 519 OF 1980, RELATING TO THE INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION EXPENDITURES AND QUALIFIED RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE EXPENDITURES, SO AS TO DELETE ALL REFERENCES TO A DEDUCTION AND TO QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION EXPENDITURES AND RELATED MATTERS, PROVIDE FOR AN INCOME TAX CREDIT EQUAL TO TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE UP TO A MAXIMUM CREDIT OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS OF ALL QUALIFIED RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE EXPENDITURES MADE ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 1984, CHANGE THE REFERENCE OF "GOVERNOR'S DIVISION OF ENERGY RESOURCES" TO "JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY", AND PROVIDE FOR CARRYING OVER THE TAX CREDIT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-35-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES", SO AS TO EXEMPT THE USE OF NEW MOTOR VEHICLES USED BY A DEALER AS A DEMONSTRATOR FROM THE DEFINITION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-730, RELATING TO THE ACCOUNT CREATED TO ADMINISTER THE ADDITIONAL TWO PERCENT SALES TAX OF THE GROSS PROCEEDS FROM THE RENTAL OF TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE PROVISIONS WHICH PROVIDE FOR A FORMULA FOR THE INCREASE OF THE FUNDS FROM WHICH COUNTY AREAS ARE DISTRIBUTED MONIES; TO AMEND ACT 688 OF 1976, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CABLE TELEVISION COMPANIES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF A FEE FOR THE USE OF HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY; TO AMEND ACT 628 OF 1976, RELATING TO THE SICK LEAVE POLICY FOR FULL-TIME PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, SO AS TO INCREASE FROM SIXTY TO NINETY DAYS THE AMOUNT OF SICK LEAVE WHICH MAY BE ACCUMULATED, TO ALLOW THE ACCRUED SICK LEAVE TO TRANSFER TO ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYING THE EMPLOYEE, AND TO REQUIRE THE COSTS INCURRED IN IMPLEMENTING THE AMENDMENT TO BE REPORTED TO THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD; TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO DEFEND DISTRICT EMPLOYEES WHEN REQUESTED AND WHEN THE ACTION ARISES OUT OF EMPLOYMENT AND SUCH ACT OR OMISSION WAS DONE IN GOOD FAITH; TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 23 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL, BY DESIGNATING EXISTING PROVISIONS OF THE CHAPTER AS "ARTICLE 1" TO BE ENTITLED "STATE FIRE MARSHAL", AND BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE 2 TO BE ENTITLED "STATE ARSON CONTROL PROGRAM", SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, CREATE THE STATE ARSON CONTROL PROGRAM UNDER THE OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL, PROVIDE THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS PROGRAM, GRANT THE INVESTIGATORS OF THIS PROGRAM CERTAIN POWERS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES, INCLUDING THE POWER OF ARREST, AND PROVIDE THAT ALL POWERS VESTED IN THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL'S OFFICE ARE ALSO VESTED IN THE STATE ARSON CONTROL PROGRAM, AND TO PROVIDE FOR FUNDING FOR THE STATE ARSON CONTROL PROGRAM; TO AMEND SECTIONS 9-1-1790 AND 9-11-90, BOTH AS AMENDED, OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA POLICE OFFICERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SO AS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT A RETIRED MEMBER WHO RETURNS TO COVERED EMPLOYMENT MAY EARN WITHOUT AFFECTING HIS BENEFITS FROM SIX THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TO SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY DELIVERED PRIOR TO JULY 1, 1986, UNDER CERTAIN TERMS ARE EXEMPT FROM THE ONE CENT INCREASE OF THE SALES AND USE TAX CONTAINED IN SECTION 12-35-515 OF THE 1976 CODE IF A VERIFIED COPY OF THE CONTRACT IS FILED WITH THE TAX COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE WRITTEN BID MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A BID GUARANTEE BOND ASSURING COMPLIANCE WITH THE WRITTEN BID; TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 12-35-517 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED SALES AND USE TAX FOR CERTAIN LIGHT SELF-PROPELLED CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT; TO REQUIRE NONRECURRING OR ONE-TIME EXPENDITURES TO BE DESIGNATED AS SUCH SEPARATELY IN BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS AND GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILLS; TO AMEND SECTION 50-21-380, AS AMENDED, OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION OF MOTORBOATS, SO AS TO EXEMPT MOTORBOATS OWNED BY VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUADS FROM THE FEE REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 60-23-70, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FEE REQUIRED TO ACCOMPANY AN APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE FOR A WATERCRAFT OR OUTBOARD MOTOR, SO AS TO EXEMPT THE WATERCRAFT OWNED BY VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUADS FROM THE FEE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 6-19-50, RELATING TO MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF STATE GRANTS FOR WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITIES, DISTRICTS, OR SYSTEMS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT; TO PERMIT THE USE OF A STATE-OWNED AIRCRAFT ON A MEDICAL-EMERGENCY BASIS BY AN INDIVIDUAL OTHER THAN A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, TO REQUIRE THE INDIVIDUAL, OR OTHER PERSON, TO FILE AN INSURANCE CLAIM IN THE EVENT HE HAS INSURANCE COVERING THIS TRANSPORTATION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT MUST BE PAID TO THE STATE TREASURER FOR DEPOSIT IN THE GENERAL FUND; TO AMEND SECTION 59-26-40, AS AMENDED, OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO TRAINING, CERTIFICATION, AND EVALUATION OF PUBLIC EDUCATORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PRIOR TO A TEACHER'S INITIAL EMPLOYMENT THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY REQUEST A CRIMINAL RECORD HISTORY FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION FOR PAST CONVICTIONS OF CERTAIN CRIMES; TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-130, RELATING TO THE CRIMINAL INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION TO DISSEMINATE CRIMINAL HISTORY CONVICTION RECORDS AT NO CHARGE TO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS AND TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES FOR PERSONNEL OF CHILD DAY CARE FACILITIES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 20-7-2730 AND 20-7-2740, RELATING TO LICENSING OF CHILD DAY CARE FACILITIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO LICENSE MAY BE ISSUED TO OR RENEWED FOR OPERATORS CONVICTED OF CERTAIN CRIMES, TO PROVIDE THAT NO FACILITY MAY EMPLOY OR ENGAGE THE SERVICES OF A CARE GIVER WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF ONE OF THE CRIMES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES MAY CHARGE THE LICENSEE A FEE FOR THE COST OF ATTAINING CRIMINAL HISTORY CONVICTION RECORDS; TO AMEND CHAPTER 61, TITLE 40, RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF SANITARIANS, SO AS TO REGULATE ENVIRONMENTAL SANITARIANS AND PROVIDE PENALTIES AND TO REAUTHORIZE FOR SIX YEARS THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR REGISTERED ENVIRONMENTAL SANITARIANS; TO ESTABLISH AN OFFICE OF PRECINCT DEMOGRAPHICS WITHIN THE DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICAL SERVICES OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD AND DEFINE ITS POWERS AND DUTIES; TO AMEND TO 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 50-21-145 SO AS TO ESTABLISH NO WAKE ZONES WITHIN TWO HUNDRED FEET OF PUBLIC BOAT LANDINGS OR RAMPS ON LAKES KEOWEE AND JOCASSEE IN PICKENS AND OCONEE COUNTIES AND TO PROHIBIT SWIMMING WITHIN FIFTY FEET OF THE RAMPS OR LANDINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-7-1170, RELATING TO THE APPORTIONMENT OF INCOME FOR PURPOSES OF STATE INCOME TAX OF BUSINESSES WITH INCOME DERIVED INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE STATE, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELIMINATION OF THE TAX OVER A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD ON SALES OF PROPERTY SHIPPED FROM WITHIN THIS STATE IF THE PURCHASER IS THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT OR THE PURCHASER IS NOT TAXABLE IN THE STATE OF THE PURCHASER, AND TO PROVIDE THAT SALES OF PROPERTY SHIPPED FROM THIS STATE TO A PURCHASER IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY ARE NOT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THIS STATE FOR PURPOSES OF THE TAX; TO AMEND SECTION 12-7-617, RELATING TO CREDITS AGAINST STATE INCOME TAXES DUE FOR EXPENSES OF CONSTRUCTING, INSTALLING, OR RESTORING PONDS, LAKES, OR OTHER WATER CONTROL STRUCTURES DESIGNED FOR IRRIGATION, EROSION CONTROL, AND AQUACULTURE AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROHIBITION AGAINST THE CREDIT APPLYING TO PONDS AND OTHER WATER CONTROL STRUCTURES LOCATED IN, ADJACENT TO AND FILLED WITH COASTAL WATERS OF THE STATE; TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-180, RELATING TO THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL COMMISSION TO ISSUE TWENTY-FOUR HOUR TEMPORARY PERMITS TO POSSESS, SELL, AND CONSUME ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS IN SEALED CONTAINERS OF TWO OUNCES OR LESS, SO AS TO LIMIT THE ISSUANCE OF THE PERMITS IN COUNTIES OR MUNICIPALITIES APPROVING OF THE PERMITS BY REFERENDUM AND TO PROVIDE THAT NOT MORE THAN ONE REFERENDUM MAY BE HELD IN A FORTY-EIGHT MONTHS' PERIOD; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-250, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, SO AS TO INCREASE THE EXEMPTION FROM THE FIRST FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE DWELLING PLACE TO THE FIRST TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS BEGINNING WITH THE 1984 TAX YEAR; TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 12-33-485 SO AS TO ALLOW A PERSON WHO MAKES A RETURN AND PAYS THE TAX REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 33 OF TITLE 12 OF THE 1976 CODE A DISCOUNT EQUAL TO ONE PERCENT OF THE TAXES SHOWN TO BE DUE BY THE RETURN AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DISCOUNT PERMITTED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL NOT EXCEED FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS DURING ANY ONE FISCAL YEAR; TO AMEND SECTION 12-35-110, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SALES TAX, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A VENDOR OF PERSONAL PROPERTY THROUGH VENDING MACHINES IS CONSIDERED A USER OR CONSUMER OF THE PROPERTY, EXCLUDING VENDING MACHINE SALES OF CIGARETTES AND SOFT DRINKS IN CLOSED CONTAINERS; TO AMEND CHAPTER 3 OF TITLE 56, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING ARTICLE 31 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR VOLUNTEER FIREMEN AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES; TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 12-35-518 SO AS TO LIMIT THE SALES AND USE TAX ON THE SALE OF MOBILE HOMES AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL, TAKE EFFECT JULY 1, 1984, OR THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, WHICHEVER OCCURS LATER TO AMEND SECTION 41-35-120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DISQUALIFYING CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY BENEFITS, SO AS TO SUSPEND THROUGH JUNE 30, 1985, PROVISIONS WHICH PROVIDE FOR BENEFIT INELIGIBILITY IN CERTAIN CASES WHERE REMUNERATION IS RECEIVED BY AN EMPLOYEE ON SEPARATION; TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 4-11-265 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE BY WHICH THE REGISTERED ELECTORS RESIDING IN A SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT MAY DECIDE WHETHER THEY WISH THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE DISTRICT TO BE ELECTED WITH BUDGET AUTONOMY OR APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE DISTRICT IS LOCATED AND THE COUNCIL HAVING APPROVAL OF THE DISTRICT'S ANNUAL BUDGET, TO PROVIDE, IF THE DISTRICT IS ELECTED, THE PROCEDURE BY WHICH THE MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE DISTRICT MUST BE ELECTED, AND TO MAKE THE SECTION APPLICABLE ONLY TO DISTRICTS EXISTING PRIOR TO MARCH 7, 1973, WHICH DO NOT HAVE ELECTED GOVERNING BODIES WITH AUTHORITY TO LEVY TAXES TO AMEND ACT 150 OF 1979, AS AMENDED,RELATING TO A RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR JUDGES AND SOLICITORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR MONTHLY BENEFITS BEGINNING AT THE AGE OF SEVENTY WITH AT LEAST FIVE YEARS' SERVICE IN THE POSITION AND AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS' OTHER SERVICE WITH THE STATE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-630 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO TAXES ON CARTRIDGES, SHELLS, AND PLAYING CARDS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE TAX ON CARTRIDGES AND SHELLS; TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-1290, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO VICTIM'S FUND, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT INTEREST EARNED FROM THE FUND MUST BE REMITTED TO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE STATE INSTEAD OF BEING PLACED IN THE FUND; TO AMEND ACT 436 OF 1978, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT, SO AS TO DELETE IN THE DEFINITION OF "HAZARDOUS WASTE" REFERENCES TO MATERIALS COVERED UNDER ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 7 OF TITLE 13 OF THE 1976 CODE AND INSERT REFERENCES TO SOURCE, SPECIAL NUCLEAR, OR BY PRODUCT MATERIAL AS DEFINED BY THE ATOMIC ENERGY ACT OF 1954; TO REQUIRE THAT EVIDENCE OF THE PAYMENT OF THE USE TAX IMPOSED BY SECTION 4481, THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1954, BE PROVIDED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS AND LICENSE PLATES; TO APPROPRIATE SURPLUS FUNDS TO THE GENERAL RESERVE FUND; TO TRANSFER GENERATED EARNED FUNDS TO THE GENERAL FUND; TO AUTHORIZE A PORTION OF THE ADDITIONAL CAPITAL FINANCING BY PROVIDING FUNDS THROUGH PART IV OF THIS ACT (SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FROM SURPLUS) TO PROVIDE IN PART FOR THE CONSTRUCTION NECESSARY TO MEET THE MOST IMMEDIATE FUTURE NEEDS WHICH WILL ARISE UNDER THE STANDARDS SET FORTH IN THE PROPOSED CONSENT AGREEMENT AGREED TO IN PRINCIPLE BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO ENTER INTO THE AGREEMENT, TO RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE SUBSTANTIAL ADDITIONAL FUNDING IN THE NEAR FUTURE OR PROVIDE OTHER REMEDIES FOR ESCALATING PRISON POPULATIONS, AND TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS IN ADDITION TO THOSE NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH THE NELSON, ET AL., V LEEKE, ET AL., CASE SETTLEMENT; TO REQUIRE THE SOUTH CAROLINA TAX COMMISSION TO REFUND UP TO FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN SALES OR USE TAXES PAID ON RELIEF SUPPLIES PURCHASED BY THE AMERICAN RED CROSS BETWEEN MARCH 28, 1984, AND JUNE 30 FOR SOUTH CAROLINA TORNADO VICTIMS; TO MAKE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FROM SURPLUS; AND TO AMEND ACT 1377 OF 1968, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE BONDS FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TO BE USED FOR THE ELLOREE HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL WING, TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF ADDITIONAL BONDS FOR THE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO BE USED FOR RENOVATIONS TO THE BOYLESTON HOUSE, AND TO AUTHORIZE BONDS FOR THE CITADEL TO BE USED FOR AN ADDITION AND RENOVATION TO LETELLIER HALL.

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

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