South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020
Journal of the House of Representatives

NO. 10

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2019
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2020
(STATEWIDE SESSION)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The House assembled at 2:00 p.m.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr., as follows:

Our thought for today is from Romans 12:1: "I appeal to You therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship."

Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we give You thanks that good men and women of talent and ability offer themselves in service to this great State and her people. Even though the task is great, You support these people in their work. Bless our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, staff, and all who contribute to this great cause. We pray for our defenders of freedom and first responders who protect and care for us. Heal the wounds, those seen and those hidden, of our brave warriors who suffer and sacrifice for our freedom. Lord, hear our prayers. Amen.

Pursuant to Rule 6.3, the House of Representatives was led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America by the SPEAKER.

After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. W. NEWTON moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Jeffery Robinowich, which was agreed to.

SILENT PRAYER

The House stood in silent prayer for Judy Scott, mother of Walter Scott.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., January 29, 2020
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:

The Senate respectfully invites your Honorable Body to attend in the Senate Chamber on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at a mutually convenient time for the purpose of ratifying Acts.

Very respectfully,
President

On motion of Rep. GILLIAM the invitation was accepted.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C. Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:

The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has appointed Senators Alexander, Scott and Cromer to the Committee of Conference on the part of the Senate on S. 16 (Word version):

S. 16 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin and Cash: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-86(P) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO EMERGENCY REFILLS OF PRESCRIPTIONS BY PHARMACISTS, TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF A PRESCRIPTION THAT MAY BE REFILLED WHEN AUTHORIZATION FROM THE PRESCRIBER IS NOT OBTAINABLE FROM A TEN-DAY SUPPLY TO A THIRTY-DAY SUPPLY, AND TO PROVIDE CONDITIONS.

Very Respectfully,
President

Received as information.

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 4753 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas, Allison, Chellis, Taylor, Oremus, McCravy, Robinson, Trantham, Kimmons, Calhoon, Yow, Thigpen and Henegan: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO CHAPTER 25, TITLE 59 SO AS TO ENACT THE "TEACHER BILL OF RIGHTS", AND TO ENUMERATE THE BASIC RIGHTS TO WHICH ALL CERTIFIED PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THIS STATE ARE ENTITLED; BY ADDING SECTION 59-25-60 SO AS TO PROVIDE PUBLIC SCHOOL CLASSROOM TEACHERS AND FULL-TIME LIBRARIANS ARE ENTITLED TO AT LEAST A THIRTY-MINUTE DAILY PLANNING PERIOD FREE FROM THE INSTRUCTION AND SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS, TO PROVIDE EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY SET FLEXIBLE OR ROTATING SCHEDULES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE DUTY-FREE PLANNING PERIODS, TO PROVIDE IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE PROVISIONS MAY NOT RESULT IN A LENGTHENED SCHOOL DAY, AND TO PROVIDE TEACHERS OR LIBRARIANS MAY REPORT ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLATIONS TO THE OMBUDSMAN OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; AND BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3810 SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS WITH INCOME TAX CREDITS FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TAXES PAID.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5041 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Alexander, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2020, AS NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO CONGRATULATE STUDENTS, PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND SCHOOL LEADERS FROM K-12 EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS OF ALL VARIETIES FOR THEIR PERSISTENCE, ACHIEVEMENTS, DEDICATION, AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5042 (Word version) -- Reps. Felder, Bryant, King, Ligon, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, B. Newton, Pope and Simrill: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE NATION FORD HIGH SCHOOL "LADY FALCONS" VOLLEYBALL TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED ON WINNING THE 2019 CLASS AAAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5043 (Word version) -- Reps. Felder, Bryant, King, Ligon, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, B. Newton, Pope, Simrill, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, Kirby, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, Murphy, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO APPLAUD THE NATION FORD HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAM ON NETTING THE 2019 CLASS AAAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AND TO CONGRATULATE THESE ATHLETES AND THEIR COACHES ON A FINE SEASON.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5044 (Word version) -- Rep. Ott: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS WHO LIVE AND WORK IN THE GREAT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO ENCOURAGE ALL SOUTH CAROLINIANS TO HONOR OUR ENGINEERS FOR THEIR MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PALMETTO STATE'S QUALITY OF LIFE, AND TO DECLARE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020, AS PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The Senate sent to the House the following:

S. 105 (Word version)0 -- Senator McElveen: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE FEBRUARY 12, 2020 AS "WORLD CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered returned to the Senate with concurrence.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The Senate sent to the House the following:

S. 105 (Word version)3 -- Senators Williams, Alexander, Allen, Bennett, Campbell, Campsen, Cash, Climer, Corbin, Cromer, Davis, Fanning, Gambrell, Goldfinch, Gregory, Grooms, Harpootlian, Hembree, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Kimpson, Leatherman, Loftis, Malloy, Martin, Massey, J. Matthews, M. B. Matthews, McElveen, McLeod, Nicholson, Peeler, Rankin, Reese, Rice, Sabb, Scott, Senn, Setzler, Shealy, Sheheen, Talley, Turner, Verdin and Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO COMMEND DR. KRISHNAN FOR HIS FORTY-FIVE YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CITY OF MULLINS, MARION COUNTY, AND THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered returned to the Senate with concurrence.

INTRODUCTION OF BILL

The following Bill was introduced, read the first time, and referred to appropriate committee:

H. 5045 (Word version) -- Rep. Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-420, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO OFFENSES INVOLVING DISTURBING SCHOOLS, SO AS TO RESTRUCTURE THE OFFENSES TO ADD TO THE DELINEATED LIST OF THOSE ACTIONS WHICH CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION; TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-530, RELATING TO PUBLIC DISORDERLY CONDUCT, SO AS TO RESTRUCTURE THE OFFENSE TO INCLUDE DISRUPTING OR DISTURBING A RELIGIOUS SERVICE OR FUNERAL IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE AND TO PROVIDE GRADUATED PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION OF A DISORDERLY CONDUCT OFFENSE; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 16-17-520 AND 16-17-525 RELATING TO DISTURBANCES OF RELIGIOUS SERVICES AND FUNERALS, RESPECTIVELY.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

ROLL CALL

The roll call of the House of Representatives was taken resulting as follows:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Bales
Ballentine               Bamberg                  Bannister
Bennett                  Bernstein                Blackwell
Bradley                  Brawley                  Brown
Bryant                   Burns                    Calhoon
Caskey                   Chellis                  Chumley
Clary                    Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell                 Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Forrester                Fry
Funderburk               Gagnon                   Garvin
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hill                     Hiott
Hixon                    Hosey                    Howard
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
Johnson                  Jones                    Jordan
Kimmons                  King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Mace                     Magnuson
Martin                   Matthews                 McCoy
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGinnis
McKnight                 Moore                    Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
B. Newton                W. Newton                Norrell
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Ridgeway
Rivers                   Robinson                 Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              G. R. Smith              Sottile
Spires                   Stavrinakis              Stringer
Tallon                   Taylor                   Thayer
Thigpen                  Toole                    Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wheeler
Whitmire                 R. Williams              S. Williams
Willis                   Wooten                   Yow

Total Present--120

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. WHITE a leave of absence for the day due to a prior work commitment.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. CLEMMONS a leave of absence for the day due to business reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. MACK a leave of absence for the day due to a death in the family.

CO-SPONSORS ADDED AND REMOVED

In accordance with House Rule 5.2 below:

"5.2 Every bill before presentation shall have its title endorsed; every report, its title at length; every petition, memorial, or other paper, its prayer or substance; and, in every instance, the name of the member presenting any paper shall be endorsed and the papers shall be presented by the member to the Speaker at the desk. A member may add his name to a bill or resolution or a co-sponsor of a bill or resolution may remove his name at any time prior to the bill or resolution receiving passage on second reading. The member or co-sponsor shall notify the Clerk of the House in writing of his desire to have his name added or removed from the bill or resolution. The Clerk of the House shall print the member's or co-sponsor's written notification in the House Journal. The removal or addition of a name does not apply to a bill or resolution sponsored by a committee."

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3125 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   JOHNSON

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3197 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   JEFFERSON and R. WILLIAMS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3332 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   MCDANIEL and KING

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3355 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   WOOTEN and OREMUS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3391 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   MOORE

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3455 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   JEFFERSON and R. WILLIAMS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3708 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   DAVIS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3758 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   GILLIAM

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3920 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   HADDON

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4147 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   JOHNSON and HEWITT

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4205 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   WOOTEN, JEFFERSON and R. WILLIAMS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4209 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   KIRBY, ATKINSON, R. WILLIAMS and JEFFERSON

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4278 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   MCDANIEL and OTT

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4336 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   HENEGAN

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4660 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   HENEGAN

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4664 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   HENEGAN

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4675 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   COBB-HUNTER

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4737 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   R. WILLIAMS and JEFFERSON

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4753 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   HENEGAN, KIMMONS, CALHOON, THIGPEN and YOW

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4760 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   BALES

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4779 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   HENEGAN

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4784 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   R. WILLIAMS, JEFFERSON, MCDANIEL, BRAWLEY and HENDERSON-MYERS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4789 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   CLARY

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4831 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   R. WILLIAMS and JEFFERSON

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4936 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   R. WILLIAMS and JEFFERSON

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4940 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   OTT and WEST

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4990 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   B. NEWTON, FORREST, CRAWFORD, YOW, JEFFERSON and R. WILLIAMS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4993 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   HENEGAN and KING

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 5018 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   R. WILLIAMS and JEFFERSON

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 5019 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   CLARY

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 5034 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/29/20   HEWITT

CO-SPONSOR REMOVED

Bill Number:   H. 5013 (Word version)
Date:   REMOVE:
01/29/20   DAVIS

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. JORDAN a leave of absence for the remainder of the day due to a court hearing.

H. 4760--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN

Reps. HIOTT, MAGNUSON, BURNS, ELLIOTT, FORREST, BRYANT, ROSE, MCCRAVY, BROWN, WHITMIRE, JEFFERSON, HOSEY, GILLIARD, CLYBURN, JONES, S. WILLIAMS, NORRELL, CHUMLEY, TOOLE and TRANTHAM withdrew their requests for debate on H. 4760 (Word version); however, other requests for debate remained on the Bill.

H. 5008--ADOPTED AND SENT TO SENATE

The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

H. 5008 (Word version) -- Rep. Oremus: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF BELVEDERE CLEARWATER ROAD (SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 126) IN AIKEN COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 25 TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH AUGUSTA ROAD (SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 421) THE "HONORABLE RONALD 'RONNIE' YOUNG MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE SIGNS OR MARKERS ALONG THIS HIGHWAY CONTAINING THESE WORDS.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted and sent to the Senate.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. HIOTT moved that the House recur to the morning hour, which was agreed to.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5046 (Word version) -- Reps. McCravy, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE PASSING OF GARY HUDSON "BUCK" SMITH, JR., OF GREENWOOD AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5047 (Word version) -- Reps. McCravy, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE PASSING OF A. C. "BUBBA" FENNELL III OF GREENWOOD COUNTY AND TO EXTEND THEIR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS LOVING FAMILY AND HIS MANY FRIENDS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5048 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR THE REVEREND ZANIEL T. YOUNG FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS IN GOSPEL MINISTRY, TO THANK HIM FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY, TO CONGRATULATE HIM ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS PASTOR OF WESLEY AME ZION CHURCH, AND TO WISH HIM GOD'S RICHEST BLESSINGS AS HE CONTINUES TO SERVE THE LORD.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5049 (Word version) -- Reps. Forrest, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS PROFOUND SORROW UPON THE PASSING OF BOBBIE J. PADGETT, TO CELEBRATE HER LIFE, AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5050 (Word version) -- Rep. R. Williams: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR REVEREND M. DEWAYNE MACK, THE NEW PASTOR OF CHERRY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, TO EXTEND A HEARTFELT WELCOME TO HIM FROM THE PALMETTO STATE, AND TO WISH HIM MANY YEARS OF VIBRANT CHRISTIAN MINISTRY AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5051 (Word version) -- Reps. McCravy, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE GREATER GREENWOOD UNITED MINISTRY ON THE OCCASION OF ITS TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AND TO WISH THIS FINE ORGANIZATION ALL THE BEST AS IT SEEKS TO EMPOWER THE CITIZENS OF GREENWOOD COUNTY TO MOVE BEYOND LIFE CRISES AND MAKE BETTER LIFE CHOICES.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5053 (Word version) -- Reps. Garvin, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS PROFOUND SORROW UPON THE PASSING OF MOSES BENJAMIN KELLY OF BLYTHEWOOD, TO CELEBRATE HIS LIFE, AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5055 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR DAMON LAMAR FORDHAM FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF DEDICATED COMMUNITY SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF CHARLESTON AND TO EXTEND BEST WISHES AS HE CONTINUES TO SERVE IN THE YEARS AHEAD.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5063 (Word version) -- Reps. Long, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO DECLARE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020, AS "CITIES MEAN BUSINESS DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECOGNIZING THE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS CITIES AND TOWNS MAKE TO OUR STATE'S
ECONOMIC PROSPERITY THROUGH THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5052 (Word version) -- Reps. Funderburk, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXTEND GRATEFUL THANKS TO ROBERT LEWIS SHAW OF KERSHAW COUNTY FOR HIS THIRTY-SIX YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AS A VOLUNTEER CONSTABLE AND TO WISH HIM ALL THE BEST ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5054 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR GORDON OWENS SHUFORD, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT, TO EXTEND DEEP APPRECIATION FOR HIS THIRTY YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO HIS NATIVE STATE, AND TO OFFER WISHES FOR A RETIREMENT AS SATISFYING AND REWARDING TO HIM AS HIS SERVICE HAS BEEN TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bills were introduced, read the first time, and referred to appropriate committees:

H. 5056 (Word version) -- Rep. R. Williams: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-375 SO AS TO PROVIDE ALL K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS MUST BE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY, AND TO PROVIDE THIS DAY MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE REQUIRED ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS IN THE SCHOOL YEAR.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 5057 (Word version) -- Rep. R. Williams: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-1-70 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PUBLIC UTILITY THAT SUPPLIES ELECTRICITY OR NATURAL GAS PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 58 MAY NOT TRANSFER OR APPLY A DELINQUENT, LATE, OVERDUE, OR UNPAID BALANCE FROM ONE ACCOUNT TO ANOTHER ACCOUNT HELD INDIVIDUALLY OR JOINTLY IN THE SAME CUSTOMER'S NAME.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 5058 (Word version) -- Rep. R. Williams: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-160, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROCESSES FOR CHANGING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE SCHEDULES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY TO PERFORM FUNCTIONS TO QUICKLY IDENTIFY NEW SYNTHETIC CHEMICAL FORMULAS FOR SCHEDULING AND TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD TO ISSUE EMERGENCY RULES TO SCHEDULE SYNTHETIC CHEMICAL FORMULAS AS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 5059 (Word version) -- Rep. R. Williams: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "HEALTHY STUDENTS ACT OF 2020"; TO AMEND SECTION 59-10-10, RELATING TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STANDARDS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND RELATED REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE NINETY MINUTES OF WEEKLY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, TO INCLUDE SECOND GRADE STUDENTS AMONG THOSE WHOSE FITNESS STATUS MUST BE REPORTED, TO REQUIRE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE A SUMMARY REPORT OF THE FITNESS STATUS OF STUDENTS IN CERTAIN GRADES IN EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND TO DELETE OBSOLETE LANGUAGE; TO AMEND SECTION 59-10-330, RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL WELLNESS INITIATIVES, SO AS TO REMOVE LANGUAGE CONCERNING LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICIES FOR SNACKS IN SCHOOL VENDING MACHINES AND THE SALE OF FOODS AND BEVERAGES OF MINIMAL NUTRITIONAL VALUE; TO REPEAL SECTION 59-10-340 RELATING TO SNACKS IN SCHOOL VENDING MACHINES; AND TO REDESIGNATE CHAPTER 10, TITLE 59 AS "PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES, AND NUTRIONAL STANDARDS", AND TO REDESIGNATE ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 10, TITLE 59 AS "PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STANDARDS."
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 5060 (Word version) -- Rep. R. Williams: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-190, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO ADD CERTAIN SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID AND CATHINONE COMPOUNDS AS SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 5061 (Word version) -- Rep. R. Williams: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-3-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976 RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF THE WAGES OF AN INMATE WHO IS ALLOWED TO WORK, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN INMATE WHO PARTICIPATES IN THE PRISON INDUSTRIES PROGRAM, IS PAID LESS THAN THE FEDERALLY ESTABLISHED MINIMUM WAGE, AND DOES NOT HAVE CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS, SHALL NOT HAVE A PORTION OF HIS WAGES USED TO COVER THE COST FOR ROOM AND BOARD, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSITION OF THIS PORTION OF HIS WAGES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 5062 (Word version) -- Rep. Ott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-9-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO OFFER A LICENSE, PERMIT, OR TAG MADE OF A DURABLE MATERIAL AND TO ESTABLISH A FEE.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 5064 (Word version) -- Reps. Finlay and Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT RATIOS, SO AS TO DELETE THE OWNER OCCUPANT'S SPOUSE FROM THE DEFINITION OF "A MEMBER OF MY HOUSEHOLD", AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE OWNER OCCUPANT MUST PROVIDE A SOUTH CAROLINA DRIVER'S LICENSE AND A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD OR PASSPORT TO QUALIFY FOR THE SPECIAL FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4760--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN AND INTERRUPTED DEBATE

Upon the withdrawal of requests for debate by Reps. HENEGAN and GARVIN, the following Bill was taken up:

H. 4760 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas, Allison, Clyburn, Felder, Yow, Calhoon, McGinnis and Bales: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TO PROMOTE STUDENT LEARNING AND STUDENT PERFORMANCE, SO AS TO REMOVE SOCIAL STUDIES FROM AMONG THE SUBJECTS ASSESSED IN THIRD GRADE THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE, TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION THAT THE ASSESSMENTS MUST INCLUDE, AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN RELATED INFORMATION THAT DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS SHALL PROVIDE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF STUDENTS BEING ASSESSED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-325, RELATING TO THE PROCUREMENT OF STANDARDS-BASED ASSESSMENTS BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR THE DEPARTMENT MUST EMBED ITEMS TO ADDRESS CERTAIN SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS ON THE SC READY READING AND WRITING ASSESSMENTS.

Reps. BRAWLEY and COBB-HUNTER proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to H. 4760 (Word version) (COUNCIL\WAB\4760C007.SM. WAB20), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, page 2, by deleting Section 59-18-310(C)(1) and inserting:

/   (1)   The statewide assessment program must include the subjects of English/language arts, mathematics, and science, and social studies in grades three through eight, as delineated in Section 59-18-320, and end-of-course tests for courses selected by the State Board of Education and approved by the Education Oversight Committee for federal accountability, which award units of credit in English/language arts, mathematics, and science, and social studies. A student's score on an end-of-year assessment may not be the sole criterion for placing the student on academic probation, retaining the student in his current grade, or requiring the student to attend summer school. Beginning with the graduating class of 2010, students are required to pass a high school credit course in science and a course in United States history in which end-of-course examinations are administered to receive the state high school diploma. Beginning with the graduating class of 2015, students are no longer required to meet the exit examination requirements set forth in this section and State Regulation to earn a South Carolina high school diploma.   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. BRAWLEY moved to table the amendment, which was agreed to.

Rep. MAGNUSON proposed the following Amendment No. 7 to H. 4760 (Word version) (COUNCIL\WAB\4760C010.SM.WAB20), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, page 2, by deleting Section 59-18-310(C)(1) and inserting:
/   (1)   The statewide assessment program must include the subjects of English/language arts, mathematics, and science, and social studies in grades three through eight, as delineated in Section 59-18-320, and end-of-course tests for courses selected by the State Board of Education and approved by the Education Oversight Committee for federal accountability, which award units of credit in English/language arts, mathematics, and science, and social studies. A student's score on an end-of-year assessment may not be the sole criterion for placing the student on academic probation, retaining the student in his current grade, or requiring the student to attend summer school. Beginning with the graduating class of 2010, students are required to pass a high school credit course in science and a course in United States history in which an end-of-course examinations are examination is administered to receive the state high school diploma. Beginning with the graduating class of 2015, students are no longer required to meet the exit examination requirements set forth in this section and State Regulation to earn a South Carolina high school diploma. Local school district boards of trustees shall ensure that elementary and middle schools continue to teach dedicated social studies classes, and high schools shall continue to teach coursework in U.S. History and the U.S. Constitution. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.
Rep. MAGNUSON explained the amendment.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. R. WILLIAMS raised the Point of Order that under 9.3 that Amendment No. 7 was not germane to H. 4760 (Word version).
The SPEAKER overruled the Point of Order.

Rep. COLLINS spoke against the amendment.
Rep. HILL spoke in favor of the amendment.
Rep. KING spoke upon the amendment.
Rep. NORRELL spoke upon the amendment.
Rep. ALLISON spoke against the amendment.

Rep. FELDER moved to table the amendment, which was agreed to by a division vote of 71-22.

Rep. HILL proposed the following Amendment No. 8 to H. 4760 (Word version) (COUNCIL\WAB\4760C013.SM.WAB20):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/   SECTION __   .   Section 59-29-240(B) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(B)   As part of the high school curriculum regarding the United States government required credit, students are required to take the civics test, as defined in subsection (A), provided there is no cost to a school or school district for obtaining and giving the test, but are not required to obtain a minimum score. However, a student who receives a passing grade, as determined by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, or better, may be recognized by the school district. Beginning with the graduating class of 2024, students are required to take the civics test provided in subsection (A) and receive a passing grade, as determined by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, to receive a South Carolina high school diploma. This requirement applies to each student enrolled in a public or charter school in this State. This requirement does not apply to a student who is exempted in accordance with the student's individualized education program plan." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. HILL explained the amendment.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. FELDER raised the Point of Order that under 9.3 that Amendment No. 8 was not germane to H. 4760 (Word version)
The SPEAKER overruled the Point of Order and stated that Amendment No. 9 is germane to the Bill H. 4760 (Word version).

Rep. HILL continued speaking.

Further proceedings were interrupted by expiration of time on the uncontested Calendar, the pending question being consideration of the Amendment No. 8.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. B. NEWTON moved that the House recur to the morning hour, which was agreed to.

H. 4760--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

Debate was resumed on the following Bill, the pending question being the consideration of Amendment No. 8:

H. 4760 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas, Allison, Clyburn, Felder, Yow, Calhoon, McGinnis and Bales: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TO PROMOTE STUDENT LEARNING AND STUDENT PERFORMANCE, SO AS TO REMOVE SOCIAL STUDIES FROM AMONG THE SUBJECTS ASSESSED IN THIRD GRADE THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE, TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION THAT THE ASSESSMENTS MUST INCLUDE, AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN RELATED INFORMATION THAT DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS SHALL PROVIDE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF STUDENTS BEING ASSESSED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-18-325, RELATING TO THE PROCUREMENT OF STANDARDS-BASED ASSESSMENTS BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR THE DEPARTMENT MUST EMBED ITEMS TO ADDRESS CERTAIN SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS ON THE SC READY READING AND WRITING ASSESSMENTS.

Rep. HILL proposed the following Amendment No. 8 to H. 4760 (Word version) (COUNCIL\WAB\4760C013.SM.WAB20), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/   SECTION __   .   Section 59-29-240(B) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(B)   As part of the high school curriculum regarding the United States government required credit, students are required to take the civics test, as defined in subsection (A), provided there is no cost to a school or school district for obtaining and giving the test, but are not required to obtain a minimum score. However, a student who receives a passing grade, as determined by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, or better, may be recognized by the school district. Beginning with the graduating class of 2024, students are required to take the civics test provided in subsection (A) and receive a passing grade, as determined by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, to receive a South Carolina high school diploma. This requirement applies to each student enrolled in a public or charter school in this State. This requirement does not apply to a student who is exempted in accordance with the student's individualized education program plan." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. HILL spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. FELDER moved to table the amendment, which was agreed to, by a division vote of 84 to 12.

Rep. FELDER explained the Bill.

Rep. HILL spoke against the Bill.
Rep. MAGNUSON spoke against the Bill.

The question recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 111; Nays 4

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Bales                    Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bennett
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brown
Bryant                   Burns                    Calhoon
Caskey                   Chellis                  Chumley
Clary                    Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell                 Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Forrester                Fry
Funderburk               Gagnon                   Garvin
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Howard                   Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                Johnson
Kimmons                  King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Mace                     Martin
Matthews                 McCoy                    McCravy
McDaniel                 McGinnis                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
B. Newton                W. Newton                Norrell
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Ridgeway
Rivers                   Robinson                 Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              G. R. Smith              Sottile
Spires                   Stavrinakis              Stringer
Tallon                   Taylor                   Thayer
Thigpen                  Toole                    Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wheeler
Whitmire                 R. Williams              S. Williams
Willis                   Wooten                   Yow

Total--111

Those who voted in the negative are:

Brawley                  Hill                     Jones
Magnuson                                          

Total--4

So, the Bill, as amended, was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

RECORD FOR VOTING

Amendments to clarify that the passage of H. 4760 (Word version) would not eliminate U.S. History as a course requirement for high school graduation were tabled by the House. I deemed that clarification essential to the Bill, given the ambiguity of the wording in H. 4760 (Word version). Thus, without the clarifying language, I voted against H. 4760 (Word version).

Rep. Wendy C. Brawley

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. ALLISON moved that the House recur to the morning hour, which was agreed to.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Rep. HIOTT, from the Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 4936 (Word version) -- Reps. Ott, Forrest, Hixon, R. Williams and Jefferson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-670, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POSSESSION OF NONGAME DEVICES, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROHIBITION ON THE POSSESSION OF A GAME FISH DEVICE WHILE POSSESSING OR USING A NONGAME DEVICE.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. HIOTT, from the Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 4945 (Word version) -- Reps. Hewitt, Erickson, Bradley, Hiott, R. Williams, Jefferson and Rivers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-39-290, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION SEAWARD OF THE BASELINE, SO AS TO ALLOW FOR CERTAIN EROSION CONTROL STRUCTURES TO HAVE THE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT BASED ON A SINGLE DISTINCT CONTINUOUS SEAWALL OR BULKHEAD RATHER THAN ON A LOT BY LOT BASIS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. STAVRINAKIS, from the Charleston Delegation, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 5034 (Word version) -- Reps. Stavrinakis, McCoy, Sottile, Brown, Cogswell, Mace, Bennett, Moore, Matthews, Pendarvis and Hewitt: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 340 OF 1967, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CHARLESTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE GOVERNING BODY THEREOF, AND THE MANNER IN WHICH ITS MEMBERS ARE ELECTED, SO AS TO REVISE THE AREAS FROM WHICH BOARD MEMBERS ARE ELECTED.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5065 (Word version) -- Reps. Bannister, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE J. L. MANN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2019 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AAAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5066 (Word version) -- Rep. Bannister: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE J. L. MANN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM, ITS COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR CAPTURING THE 2019 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AAAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5067 (Word version) -- Reps. Blackwell, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE CRISTIE CHANEY CALDWELL UPON BEING NAMED 2020-2021 AIKEN ELEMENTARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR, TO EXPRESS APPRECIATION FOR HER DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CHILDREN OF THIS GREAT STATE, AND TO WISH HER CONTINUED SUCCESS IN THE FUTURE.
The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5069 (Word version) -- Reps. Blackwell, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR SHARON ROGERS, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED WAY OF AIKEN COUNTY, FOR HER EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP AND TO CONGRATULATE HER UPON BEING NAMED THE 2019 WOMAN OF THE YEAR BY THE GREATER AIKEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

The Resolution was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bills were introduced, read the first time, and referred to appropriate committees:

H. 5068 (Word version) -- Reps. Elliott, Burns, Haddon, B. Cox, Bannister, Willis and Stringer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE STATE SALES TAX, SO AS TO EXEMPT ITEMS SOLD TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SCHOOLS, AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING SCHOOL SAFETY.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 5070 (Word version) -- Reps. Garvin, S. Williams, Henegan, King, Jefferson, Anderson, Moore, Clyburn, R. Williams, Hosey, Rivers, Robinson, Brown, McDaniel and Norrell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-295 SO AS TO PROHIBIT PREEXISTING CONDITION EXCLUSIONS IN INDIVIDUAL, GROUP, AND SMALL EMPLOYER HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-143, RELATING TO HEALTH PLAN COVERAGE FOR CHILDREN PLACED FOR ADOPTION, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-340, RELATING TO REQUIRED PROVISIONS IN INSURANCE POLICIES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-530, RELATING TO SPECIFIC STANDARDS REQUIRED FOR THE SALE OF INSURANCE POLICIES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-650, RELATING TO THE RIGHT TO TRANSFER A POLICY OF EQUAL OR LESSER BENEFITS WITH THE SAME INSURER, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-730, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR GROUP ACCIDENT AND GROUP HEALTH POLICIES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-760, RELATING TO STANDARDS FOR GROUP ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-1360, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT FOR INSURERS TO OFFER ALL PLANS ACTIVELY MARKETED TO SMALL EMPLOYERS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO REPEAL SECTION 38-71-560 RELATING TO THE USE OF SIMPLIFIED APPLICATION FORMS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 38-71-850 RELATING TO PREEXISTING CONDITIONS.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 5071 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-34-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON LOCATIONS OF TATTOO FACILITIES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE ISSUANCE OF A LICENSE FOR SUCH A FACILITY IF ALL CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, AND PLAYGROUNDS WITHIN THE PARAMETERS AFFIRMATIVELY STATE THAT THEY DO NOT OBJECT TO THE ISSUANCE, WITH EXCEPTIONS.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 5072 (Word version) -- Reps. Funderburk, Norrell, W. Newton and Collins: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION ON HUMAN AFFAIRS, SO AS TO DELETE A DUPLICITOUS REPORTING REQUIREMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-70, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION MAY REQUIRE REPORTS FROM ALL EMPLOYERS; TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-90, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR A FINDING OF AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE AND TO EXTEND THE TIME BY WHICH A COMPLAINANT MAY BRING AN ACTION IN CIRCUIT COURT; TO AMEND SECTION 31-21-120, RELATING TO COMPLAINTS INVOLVING DISCRIMINATORY HOUSING PRACTICES, SO AS TO DELETE A REQUIREMENT THAT THE COMPLAINT AND ANSWER BE VERIFIED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 31-21-140, RELATING TO CIVIL ACTIONS FOR DISCRIMINATORY HOUSING PRACTICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUALS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 5073 (Word version) -- Reps. Jefferson, Gilliard, S. Williams, McDaniel, Henegan, Brawley, Henderson-Myers, Rivers, Hosey and Anderson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-5200 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN TRUCKS, TRAILERS, SEMITRAILERS, AND BUSES MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH SPLASH GUARDS, AND PROVIDE A PENALTY.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

Rep. POPE moved that the House do now adjourn, which was agreed to.

RATIFICATION OF ACTS

Pursuant to an invitation the Honorable Speaker and House of Representatives appeared in the Senate Chamber on January 29, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. and the following Acts were ratified:

(R. 114, S. 11 (Word version)) -- Senators Peeler, Bennett, McElveen and Young: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-30 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY INTENDS FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME TO BE THE YEAR-ROUND STANDARD TIME OF THE ENTIRE STATE SHOULD THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AMEND CERTAIN RELATED FEDERAL LAW TO ALLOW STATES TO OBSERVE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME YEAR ROUND.

(R. 115, S. 975 (Word version)) -- Senator Johnson: AN ACT TO CONSOLIDATE CLARENDON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 AND EAST CLARENDON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 3 (CLARENDON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 3) INTO ONE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS CLARENDON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4; TO ABOLISH CLARENDON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 AND CLARENDON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 3 ON JULY 1, 2021; TO PROVIDE THAT CLARENDON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4 MUST BE GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF TRUSTEES CONSISTING OF SEVEN MEMBERS, WHICH INITIALLY MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE CLARENDON COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION, AND BEGINNING IN 2022, SIX MEMBERS MUST BE ELECTED FROM A DEFINED SINGLE-MEMBER ELECTION DISTRICT AND ONE MEMBER MUST BE ELECTED FROM THE COMBINED GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF THE FORMER CLARENDON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 AND CLARENDON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 3; TO PROVIDE THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE CLARENDON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4 BOARD OF TRUSTEES MUST BE ELECTED IN NONPARTISAN ELECTIONS CONDUCTED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE 2022 GENERAL ELECTION AND EVERY FOUR YEARS THEREAFTER, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS ACT TO STAGGER THE MEMBERS' TERMS; TO ESTABLISH THE BOARD'S POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES; TO PROVIDE THAT THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT IS THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF THE DISTRICT AND IS RESPONSIBLE TO THE BOARD FOR THE PROPER ADMINISTRATION OF ALL AFFAIRS OF THE DISTRICT AND SUBJECT TO ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW RELATING TO HIS DUTIES; TO INCLUDE INTERIM MILLAGE PROVISIONS FOR YEARS 2021 AND 2022, AND TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING IN 2023, CLARENDON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4 SHALL HAVE TOTAL FISCAL AUTONOMY.

(R. 116, H. 3174 (Word version)) -- Reps. Elliott, Tallon, G.R. Smith, Taylor, Cogswell, Dillard, Norrell, Felder, Daning and Hixon: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS FOR THE TERMS "ELECTRIC-ASSIST BICYCLES" AND "BICYCLES WITH HELPER MOTORS"; AND BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-3520 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BICYCLISTS OPERATING BICYCLES WITH HELPER MOTORS ARE SUBJECT TO ALL STATUTORY PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO BICYCLISTS.

(R. 117, H. 4244 (Word version)) -- Rep. Sandifer: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 38-78-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO SERVICE CONTRACTS, SO AS TO EXPAND THE DEFINITION OF "SERVICE CONTRACT" AND "WARRANTY" AND TO DEFINE THE TERMS "ROAD HAZARD", "THEFT PROTECTION PROGRAM", AND "THEFT PROTECTION PROGRAM WARRANTY"; TO AMEND SECTION 38-78-30, RELATING TO SERVICE CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO EXCLUDE A SERVICE CONTRACT PROVIDER THAT INSURES THEIR OBLIGATIONS UNDER A REIMBURSEMENT INSURANCE POLICY FROM THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENT FOR REGISTRATION WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-78-50, RELATING TO REQUIRED PROVISIONS IN SERVICE CONTRACTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE A CERTAIN DISCLOSURE.

RETURNED WITH CONCURRENCE

The Senate returned to the House with concurrence the following:

H. 5039 (Word version) -- Rep. V. S. Moss: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE ZACHARY CONKLIN OF CHEROKEE COUNTY FOR HIS REMARKABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA AND TO SALUTE HIM UPON ACHIEVING THE CELEBRATED RANK OF EAGLE SCOUT, THE HIGHEST AWARD IN SCOUTING.

H. 5031 (Word version) -- Reps. Funderburk, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE CAMDEN-KERSHAW COUNTY BRANCH, NAACP, ON THE OCCASION OF ITS SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AND TO COMMEND THE BRANCH ON ITS MANY YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF CAMDEN AND KERSHAW COUNTY.

H. 5025 (Word version) -- Reps. Gagnon, West, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, McCoy, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO APPLAUD THE SPARTANS OF TOAST ROBOTICS TEAM FOR WINNING THE SOUTH CAROLINA FIRST(r) LEGO(r) LEAGUE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE 2019-2020 FIRST(r) ROBOTICS SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THE TEAM ON ADVANCING TO THE FIRST(r) WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

ADJOURNMENT

At 4:13 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. W. NEWTON, adjourned in memory of Jeffery Robinowich, to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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