South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022
Journal of the House of Representatives

NO. 1

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2022
(STATEWIDE SESSION)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

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

Our thought for today is from Psalm 129:8: "The blessing of the Lord be upon you! We bless you in the name of the Lord."

Let us pray. God has called us to this place to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Lord give them the strength, courage, wisdom, and understanding as we go through this year. Keep them always in Your loving care and keep our families safe. Bless our defenders of freedom and first responders as they care for and protect us. Bless our World, Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, staff, and all who give of their talents for the good of all. We can rest in Your presence and promise to supply whatever we need. Bless and keep our brave men and women who serve and protect us. Lord, in Your Mercy, 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 Friday, December 10, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. CALHOON moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of former Representative Larry Koon, which was agreed to.

REPORT RECEIVED

The following was received:

January 11, 2022
The Honorable Charles F. Reid
Clerk, South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:

Enclosed please find recommendations for state agencies to schedule for study in 2022 (i.e., a suggested House of Representatives' Legislative Oversight Seven Year Review Cycle). Also, a copy is being provided to the Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives for his review and consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions or desire further information.

Sincerely,
Wm. Weston J. Newton
Chairman, Legislative Oversight Committee

Suggested House of Representatives' Legislative Oversight Seven Year Review Cycle Recommendation for Speaker of the House of Representatives

AGENCY   YEAR
Completed Studies
Comptroller General's Office     2015
Social Services, Department of     2016
First Steps to School Readiness     2016
Transportation, Department of     2016
Commission for the Blind     2016
School for the Deaf and the Blind     2016
State Transportation Infrastructure Bank         2017
Juvenile Justice, Department of     2017
Archives and History, Department of     2017
Treasurer's Office     2017
Law Enforcement Training Council and SC Criminal Justice Academy     2017
Agriculture, Department of     2017
Human Affairs Commission     2017
Department of Public Safety     2017
SC Election Commission     2017
Health and Environmental Control, Department of     2017
Patriots Point Development Authority     2018
Adjutant General's Office     2018
Commission for Minority Affairs     2018
Natural Resources, Department of     2018
John de La Howe School     2018
Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Department of     2018
SCETV Commission     2018
Revenue Department of     2018
Commission on Indigent Defense     2018
Disabilities and Special Needs, Department     2018
Prosecution Coordination Commission     2018
Labor, Licensing & Regulation, Department of     2019
Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School     2019
Motor Vehicles, Department of     2019
Aeronautics Commission     2019
Rural Infrastructure Authority     2019
Mental Health, Department of     2020
Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Services,

Department of   2020
Corrections, Department of     2020
Housing Finance & Development Authority     2020
Secretary of State's Office     2020

Ongoing Studies, which will continue in 2022
State Accident Fund      
Aging, Department on  
Arts Commission    
Attorney General's Office      
Commerce, Department of      
SC Ethics Commission    
Health & Human Services, Department of      
Jobs Economic Development Authority    
State Library      
Probation, Pardon, & Parole, Department of  
Education, Department of     (on hold)
Retirement System Investment Commission     (on hold)

Other entities that will be reviewed as part of the Seven Year Review Cycle include the following:
(*Agencies in this section are listed in alphabetical order.)
Administrative Law Court      
State Conservation Bank      
Consumer Affairs, Department of      
Employment & Workforce, Department of
Forestry Commission        
Higher Education, Commission      
Insurance, Department of      
State Law Enforcement Division    
State Museum Commission and Confederate Relic Room  
Sea Grants Consortium
State Board for Technical & Comprehensive Education  
Board of Financial Institutions  
Tuition Grants Commission      
Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of  
Workers' Compensation Commission    

Part of the Legislative Oversight Committee's ongoing work includes determining its interpretation of the definition of the term agency as set forth in S.C. Code of Laws Section 2-2-10(1). Depending upon how the Legislative Oversight Committee interprets this definition of the term agency, additional entities may at a later date be determined to be an agency subject to legislative oversight provisions. Additional entities that may be considered for possible inclusion in the legislative oversight review process include, but are not limited to, the following:
Administration, Department of  
Agency Head Salary Commission  
Colleges and Universities
SC LightRail Consortium  
College of Charleston  
The Citadel      
Clemson University    
Coastal Carolina University  
Francis Marion University  
Lander University    
Medical University of South Carolina    
South Carolina State University    
University of South Carolina  
USC - Aiken    
USC - Beaufort
USC - Lancaster
USC - Salkehatchie
USC - Sumter
USC - Upstate
Winthrop University    
Higher Education Foundations
Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Commission  
State Fiscal Accountability Authority    
Governor's Office      
Governor's Council on Physical Fitness  
Governor's Mansion and Lace House Commission
Governor's Committee on Criminal Justice, Crime and Delinquency  
Governor's Committee on Employment of Physically Handicapped  
Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Council  
Governor's Savannah River Committee  
State Employee Code of Conduct Task Force  
Information Resources Council for SC    
SC Commission on National and Community Service    
SC Military Base Task Force      
SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics    
SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities    
Inspector General's Office        
Judicial Department Entities
Regional Housing Authorities      

SC Regional Housing Authority #1
SC Regional Housing Authority #3
Circuit Public Defender Offices and Selection Panels
SC Lottery Commission        
Procurement Review Panel        
Circuit Solicitor Offices
SC Public Benefit Authority        
SC Public Safety Coordinating Council    
Public Service Commission        
Office of Regulatory Staff        
Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office      
Second Injury Fund      
Technical Colleges
Aiken Technical College    
Central Carolina Technical College    
Denmark Technical College    
Florence-Darlington Technical College  
Greenville Technical College    
Horry-Georgetown Technical College    
Midlands Technical College    
Northeastern Technical College    
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College  
Piedmont Technical College    
Spartanburg Community College    
Technical College of the Lowcountry    
Tri-County Technical College    
Trident Technical College    
Williamsburg Technical College    
York Technical College    
Lowcountry, Resources, Conservation and Development Authority
Crossroads of History Resource, Conservation and Development   Authority    
Catawba-Wateree Fish and Game Commission    
Energy Independence and Sustainable Construction Advisory   Committee    
SC Education Council        
Commission on Interstate Cooperation    
SC Boundary Commission        
State Advisory Committee on Educational Requirements for Local Government or Planning Officials  
Local Government Study Committee    
Regional Councils of Government    
Appalachian Council of Governments
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of   Governments
Central Midlands Council of Governments
Lowcountry Council of Governments
Pee Dee Council of Governments
Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments
Redevelopment Authorities to oversee the disposition of real and personal federal property that has been or will be turned over to the state or the redevelopment authority    
Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment   Authority    
Public Health Emergency Plan Committee    
Safe Drinking Water Advisory Committee    
Pee Dee Regional Health Services District    
Dillon-Marion Human Resources Commission    
GLEAMS Human Resources Commission    
Midlands Human Resources Development Commission  
Newberry-Saluda Economic Opportunity Commission  
Berkeley-Dorchester Economic Opportunity Commission  
Board of Commissioners for the Promotion of Uniformity of Legislation in the US  
Constitutional Ballot Commission      
Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children  
Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation  
Joint Transportation Review Committee    
Department of Employment and Workforce Review Committee
Sentencing Reform Oversight Committee    
Prisoners of War Commission      
The War Between the States Heritage Trust Commission  
SC Protection & Advocacy System for the Handicapped, Inc.
Joint Underwriting Association for Writing Professional Liability Insurance    
Marketing Cooperative Associations Board of Directors  
SC Health Insurance Pool        
SC Life & Accident & Health Insurance Guaranty Association
SC Radiation Quality Standards Association and Board  
SC Small Employer Reinsurance Program and Board  
Day Care Joint Underwriting Association and Board    
South Carolina Financial Literacy Board of Trustees and Governing Board  
SC Wind and Hail Underwriting Association    
Statewide Independent Living Council    
Palmetto Pride      
SC Children's Trust Fund        
Donate Life of South Carolina      
Operators Association Center and Board (Underground Facility Damage Prevention Act)
SC Medical Malpractice Liability Joint Underwriting Association
Vulnerable Adults Fatalities Review Committee    
Long Term Care Council        
Lowcountry and Resort Islands Tourism Commission  
Old Abbeville District Historical Commission    
Old Exchange Commission        
Old Jacksonborough Historic District      
Old Ninety Six Tourism Commission      
Olde English District Tourism Commission    
Pee Dee Tourism Commission      
Pendleton District Historical, Recreational and Tourism   Commission  
Enoree River Greenway Commission    
Santee-Cooper Promotion Commission    
Tourism Expenditure Review Board      
Regional Transportation Authorities      
Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority
Santee Regional Transportation Authority
Central Midlands Transportation Authority
Charleston Area Transportation Authority
Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority
Lake Wylie Marine Commission      
Lake Wateree Marine Advisory Commission    
Lake Robinson Recreation Authority      
Maritime Security Commission      
Savannah River Maritime Commission    
SC State Ports Authority        
Dry Cleaning Advisory Council      
Francis Marion Trail Commission      
SC 911 Advisory Committee        
SC Public Service Authority        
SC Research Authority        
Tobacco Settlement Revenue Management Authority  
Tri-County Coliseum Commission      
Midlands Authority      
Edisto Development Authority      

Received as information.

INVITATIONS

On motion of Rep. GOVAN, with unanimous consent, the following were taken up for immediate consideration and accepted:

January 11, 2022
The Honorable Dennis Moss
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Moss:
On behalf of the South Carolina Historical Society, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Breakfast. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in Room 112, Blatt Building.
Sincerely,
Scott Stephens
VP of Development
South Carolina Historical

January 11, 2022
The Honorable Dennis Moss
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Moss:
On behalf of the SCMA- Tire Council, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a Legislative Luncheon. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the State House Grounds.

Sincerely,
Rebecca Leach, SCMA

January 11, 2022
The Honorable Dennis Moss
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Moss:
On behalf of the Design Construction Partnership, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at The Palmetto Club.

Sincerely,
Allison Jones King
Design Construction Partnership

January 11, 2022
The Honorable Dennis Moss
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Dear Chairman Moss:
On behalf of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Capital City Club.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Brogdon
Executive Director WSWA

January 11, 2022
The Honorable Dennis Moss
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Moss:
On behalf of the Foundation for the South Carolina Commission for the Blind, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a Legislative Breakfast. This event will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in Room 112, Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Randy Herald, Chairman
Foundation for the South Carolina Commission for the Blind

January 11, 2022
The Honorable Dennis Moss
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Moss:
On behalf of the South Carolina Economic Developers' Association, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Capital City Club.

Sincerely,
Andrea Rawl
Association Executive SCEDA
January 11, 2022
The Honorable Dennis Moss
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Moss:
On behalf of the South Carolina EMS Association, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a Legislative Breakfast. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 8;00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in Room 112, Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
William Tatum
President Elect, South Carolina EMS Association

January 11, 2022
The Honorable Dennis Moss
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Moss:
On behalf of the United Way Association of South Carolina, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a Legislative Luncheon. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Room 112, Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Mary Kate Mackie
United Way Association of South Carolina

January 11, 2022
The Honorable Dennis Moss
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Dear Chairman Moss:

On behalf of the South Carolina Association of Special Purpose Districts, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Breakfast. This event will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in Room 112, Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Robin Parsons
South Carolina Association of Special Purpose Districts

January 11, 2022
The Honorable Dennis Moss
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Moss:
On behalf of the South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Luncheon. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Room 112, Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Charlotte Grant
South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development

January 11, 2022
The Honorable Dennis Moss
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Moss:
On behalf of the My Carolina Alumni Association, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Pastides Alumni Center.

Sincerely,
Amber Barnes
My Carolina Alumni Association

January 11, 2022
The Honorable Dennis Moss
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Moss:
On behalf of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a Legislative Breakfast. This event will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in Room 112, Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
William Bowers
Manager, SCASLA

Received as information.

REGULATIONS RECEIVED

The following were received and referred to the appropriate committee for consideration:

Document No. 5058
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 44-56-10 et seq.
Hazardous Waste Management Regulations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5057
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 44-69-10 et seq.
Standards for Licensing Home Health Agencies
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5041
Agency: Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 44-20-220
Recreational Camps for Persons with Intellectual Disability
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5040
Agency: Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 44-20-220
Eligibility Determination
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5039
Agency: Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 44-20-220
Research Involving Persons Eligible for Services
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5043
Agency: Commission of Forestry
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 48-23-200
Price Changes for Forest Tree Seedlings
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5044
Agency: Commission of Forestry
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 48-23-200
General Regulations on South Carolina Forestry Commission Lands
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5045
Agency: Commission of Forestry
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 48-23-200
Hunting and Fishing Regulations on State Forest Lands Established as Wildlife Management Areas
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5071
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 50-11-2100, 50-11-2200, and 50-11-2210
Field Trial Regulations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5046
Agency: Commission of Forestry
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 48-23-200
Allocation of Forest Tree Seedlings in Short Supply
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5072
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 50-1-60, 50-1-200, 50-1-220, 50-9-650, 50-11-10, 50-11-105, 50-11-310, 50-11-315, 50-11-320, 50-11-365, 50-11-390, 50-11-410, 50-11-430, 50-11-500, 50-11-520, 50-11-525, 50-11-530, 50-11-580, 50-11-2200, and 50-11-2210
Wildlife Management Area Regulations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5038
Agency: Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 44-20-220
Appeal Procedures
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5047
Agency: State Board of Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 59-5-60(1), 59-18-110, 59-18-710,
59-18-1110, 59-20-60, 59-25-110, and 59-26-10 et seq.
Accreditation Criteria
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5070
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 50-11-2200 and 50-11-2210
Additional Regulations Applicable to Specific Properties
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5065
Agency: Department of Insurance
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 1-23-110, 38-3-110, and 38-69-330
Suitability in Annuity Transactions
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5051
Agency: Commission on Higher Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 59-112-100
Determination of Rates of Tuition and Fees
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5052
Agency: Commission on Higher Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 59-149-10 et seq.
LIFE Scholarship Program and LIFE Scholarship Enhancement
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5053
Agency: Commission on Higher Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 59-104-20
Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5054
Agency: Commission on Higher Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 59-142-20
South Carolina Need-based Grants Program
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5060
Agency: South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 23-23-10 et seq.
Contested Case Hearing
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5061
Agency: South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 23-23-10 et seq.
Denial of Certification for Misconduct
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5062
Agency: South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 23-23-10 et seq.
Final Decision by Law Enforcement Training Council
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5063
Agency: South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 23-23-10 et seq.
Request for Contested Case Hearing
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5064
Agency: South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 23-23-10 et seq.
Withdrawal of Certification of Law Enforcement Officers
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5066
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 50-11-2200
Term and Conditions for the Public's Use of State Lakes and Ponds Owned or Leased by the Department of Natural Resources
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5077
Agency: Department of Public Safety
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 23-6-30(6)
Vehicles Required to Stop at Railroad Crossings
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5078
Agency: Department of Public Safety
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 23-6-30(6)
Safety Rules and Regulations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5049
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Board of Medical Examiners
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-70, 40-47-10, and 40-47-110
Criteria for Physician Supervision of Nurses in Extended Role
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022
Document No. 5067
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 50-3-395
Use of Warning Tickets
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5050
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Office of Occupational Safety and Health
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 41-15-210
Occupational Safety and Health Review Board
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5073
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Board of Barber Examiners
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-7-50, 40-7-60, and 40-7-355
Barber Examiners; Mobile Barbers; and Sanitary Rules Governing Barbers, Barbershops and Barber Colleges
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5074
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Building Codes Council
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 6-9-40, 6-9-50, and 6-9-55
International Residential Code
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5075
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-70 and 40-75-60
Counselors, Therapists, and Specialists
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5076
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-70, 40-22-60, and 40-22-130
Engineers and Land Surveyors
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5079
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 50-21-710
Rule and Regulation Adopting Certain Federal Rules and Regulations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5080
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 50-23-230
Display of Decals Bearing Title Number
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5083
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-State Athletic Commission
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-70(4) and 40-81-70(A)(3), (6)
Code of Ethics
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5081
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-50, 40-1-70, 40-7-50, 40-7-60, and 40-7-355
Fee Schedule for Board of Barber Examiners
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5082
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Board of Architectural Examiners
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-50, 40-1-70, 40-3-50, and 40-3-60
Architectural Examiners
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5084
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Building Codes Council
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 6-9-40 and 40-1-70
International Building Code
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022
Document No. 5085
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Building Codes Council
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 6-9-40 and 40-1-70
International Fire Code
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5086
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Building Codes Council
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 6-9-40 and 40-1-70
International Fuel Gas Code
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5087
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Building Codes Council
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 6-9-40, 6-9-50, and 6-9-55
International Mechanical Code
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5088
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Building Codes Council
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 6-9-40 and 40-1-70
National Electrical Code
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5089
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Manufactured Housing Board
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 40-29-10(D)(3)-(7)
License Renewal; Retail Dealer Sales Transactions; Installers; Repairers; and Contractors
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5090
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Board of Medical Examiners
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-70, 40-47-10, and 40-47-110
Emergency Licensure
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5055
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 44-61-10 et seq., 44-78-10 et seq., and
44-80-10 et seq.
Emergency Medical Services
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5093
Agency: Department of Employment and Workforce
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 41-29-110
Separation Notices
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022
Document No. 5095
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 50-5-30 and 50-5-515
Channel Nets
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5096
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 50-5-30 and 50-5-900
Commercial Permit Duration
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5097
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 50-5-30 and 50-5-500
Gill Nets
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5099
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Board of Examiners in Optometry
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-70, 40-37-40(A)(7), and 40-37-320
Optometrists' Offices
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5098
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Building Codes Council
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 6-9-40, 6-9-50, and 6-9-55
International Plumbing Code
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5100
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Real Estate Appraisers Board
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-70, 40-60-10(I), and 40-60-38
Real Estate Appraisers Board
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

Document No. 5101
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-70 and 40-67-70
Licensing Provisions
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 11, 2022
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 11, 2022

ROLL CALL

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

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Bamberg
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Cogswell                 Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Gilliard
Govan                    Hardee                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hill                     Hiott
Hixon                    Hosey                    Howard
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 Matthews
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 J. Moore                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Rose                     Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              G. R. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Weeks
West                     Wetmore                  Wheeler
White                    Whitmire                 R. Williams
S. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total Present--112

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. ROBINSON a leave of absence for the day due to family medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. MURPHY a leave of absence for the day.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. HADDON a leave of absence for the day due to medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. J. L. JOHNSON a leave of absence for the day due to family medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. HENEGAN a leave of absence for the day.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. V. S. MOSS a leave of absence for the day due to medical reasons.

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. Christopher Yeakel of Columbia was the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

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. 3002 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/11/22   B. COX

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3470 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/11/22   JONES

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3600 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/11/22   CASKEY

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4245 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/11/22   CASKEY

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4341 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/11/22   G. R. SMITH

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4389 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/11/22   W. NEWTON, ERICKSON and BRADLEY

CO-SPONSOR REMOVED

Bill Number:   H. 3161 (Word version)
Date:   REMOVE:
01/11/22   FELDER

ORDERED ENROLLED FOR RATIFICATION

The following Bill was read the third time, passed and, having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification:

S. 836 (Word version) -- Senators Martin, Peeler and Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 124 OF 1969, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF UNION COUNTY, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF UNION COUNTY TO RECOGNIZE MEMORIAL DAY AS A HOLIDAY AND ALL DISTRICT SCHOOLS AND OFFICES MUST BE CLOSED ON THAT DATE.

H. 4495--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 4495 (Word version) -- Reps. B. Newton, McGarry and Yow: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-350, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN LANCASTER COUNTY, SO AS TO REVISE THE NAMES OF FIVE PRECINCTS, AND TO UPDATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.

Rep. W. NEWTON moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, January 12, which was agreed to.

S. 635--RECALLED AND REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

On motion of Rep. ELLIOTT, with unanimous consent, the following Bill was ordered recalled from the Committee on Education and Public Works and was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means:

S. 635 (Word version) -- Senators Setzler and Scott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 13-17-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA RESEARCH AUTHORITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD CONSISTS OF CERTAIN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS OR THEIR DESIGNEES, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGNEES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SHALL ELECT TWO ADDITIONAL MEMBERS WHO ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE TRUSTEES AT THE TIME OF THEIR ELECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 13-17-70, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD MAY INVEST IN CERTAIN OBLIGATIONS OF PRIVATE ENTITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 13-17-87, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF RESEARCH INNOVATION CENTERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA RESEARCH AUTHORITY MAY ALLOW A COMPANY TO REMAIN IN AN INNOVATION CENTER FOR UP TO FIVE YEARS OR UNTIL EXCEEDING FIVE MILLION DOLLARS BUT DOES NOT APPLY WITH RESPECT TO THIRTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE SQUARE FEET IN AN INNOVATION CENTER; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3585, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP FUND TAX CREDIT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE AGGREGATE CREDIT AMOUNT IS NOT MET IN A CERTAIN TIMEFRAME THEN THE SINGLE TAXPAYER MAXIMUM CREDIT IS INCREASED TO ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

OBJECTION TO RECALL

Rep. ELLIOTT asked unanimous consent to recall H. 3799 (Word version) from the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.
Rep. KING objected.

S. 525--NONCONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

S. 525 (Word version) -- Senators Gambrell, Verdin, Massey, Loftis, Garrett and Gustafson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-96-40 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA SOLID WASTE POLICY AND MANAGEMENT ACT, TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS RELATED TO ADVANCED RECYCLING AND ADVANCED RECYCLING FACILITIES.

Rep. HIOTT explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 0; Nays 107

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Total--0

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Bannister
Bennett                  Bernstein                Blackwell
Bradley                  Brawley                  Brittain
Bryant                   Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell                 Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Govan
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hill                     Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Howard                   Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 Matthews                 May
McCabe                   McCravy                  McDaniel
McGarry                  McKnight                 J. Moore
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  G. R. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Weeks                    West
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
R. Williams              S. Williams              Willis
Wooten                   Yow                      

Total--107

The House refused to agree to the Senate Amendments and a message was ordered sent accordingly.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

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

RESIGNATION

The following was received:

The Honorable James H. Lucas
Speaker, South Carolina House of Representatives
506 Blatt Building
Columbia, SC 29201

Dear Mr. Speaker:

After prayerful consideration, I hereby resign from the South Carolina House of Representatives effective immediately. Serving South Carolina and the citizens of District 97 has been the honor of a lifetime. I am forever grateful to my fellow citizens that entrusted me with and elected me to this office. The first morning I stepped into the Chamber, I was in awe that I was standing and serving in a position that so many held before me. I have never lost sight of that feeling or the respect I have for this office.

I believe it is now time for me to focus on the practice of law and service to my local community. I have met some of the most wonderful people and made some lifelong friends while serving in the South Carolina House. I will forever be indebted to their friendship and guidance. I am most appreciative of the trust that you placed in me with my appointment to the House Judiciary Committee and your kindness and grace.

This has been a difficult decision to make, but I believe this to be the right decision for my family and me. I appreciate the opportunity to serve, and I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of South Carolina in other ways.

Sincerely yours,
Mandy Kimmons
House District 97

Received as information.

RESIGNATION

The following was received:

January 5, 2022
The Honorable James H. Lucas
Speaker, South Carolina House of Representatives
506 Blatt Building
Columbia, SC 29201

Re: SC House District 18

Dear Mr. Speaker:

After careful consideration of my health and family circumstances, I find it necessary to resign from the South Carolina House of Representatives effective January 7, 2022. Many thanks to the citizens of Blue Ridge, Greer, and Taylors who have graciously allowed me to represent them for these past years. The opportunity to serve them has been the honor of a lifetime.

Thank you for your strong leadership of the House during some very difficult years for our State and for the leadership opportunities that you provided to me. Serving with you has been my privilege.

I leave you with a portion of a poem to reflect upon by John Gould Fletcher. He was a Southerner who attended Harvard, wrote poetty with Ezra Pound, won a Pulitzer, lived long in England and finally returned home to reconnect with his roots.

From Irradiations XXII

The morning is clean and blue and the wind blows up
the clouds.
Now my thoughts gathered from afar
Once again in the patched armour, with rusty plumes
and blunted swords,
Move out to war.

Smoking our morning pipes we shall ride two and two
Through the woods.
For our old cause keeps us together,
And our hatred is so precious not death or defeat
can break it.

God willing, we shall this day meet that old enemy
Who has given us so many a good beating.
Thank God we have a cause worth fighting for,
And a cause worth losing and a good song to sing.

I ask what cause then are we elected to defend - tyranny disguised as Social Justice or other fleeting notions of Progressivism? No. It is the eternal cause of individual liberty for all South Carolinians - a cause born in our old Commons House of Assembly long before we were a state and a cause that continnes to this day.

I will miss that certainty of purpose, of fighting for liberty, and my compatriots who are here no more. I will miss each of my constituents, colleagues and House staff members who deserve more thanks than they receive.

In the service of South Carolina,
Tommy Stringer

Received as information.

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE

Rep. MURPHY, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

S. 865 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin, Campsen, Young, Sabb, Matthews, Talley and Harpootlian: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-1-715, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ADOPTION OF THE UNITED STATES CENSUS, SO AS TO ADOPT THE UNITED STATES CENSUS OF 2020 AS THE TRUE AND CORRECT ENUMERATION OF INHABITANTS OF THIS STATE AND TO IDENTIFY THE DATA USED IN THE CODE SECTIONS CONTAINING GEOGRAPHIC ASSIGNMENTS FOR ELECTION DISTRICTS; BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-75 SO AS TO ESTABLISH ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE ARE ELECTED COMMENCING WITH THE 2024 GENERAL ELECTION; BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-45 SO AS TO ESTABLISH ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ARE ELECTED BEGINNING WITH THE 2022 GENERAL ELECTION; TO REPEAL SECTION 2-1-70 RELATING TO ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE SENATE WERE FORMERLY ELECTED; TO REPEAL SECTION 2-1-35 RELATING TO ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WERE FORMERLY ELECTED; TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE TO INTERVENE IN ANY STATE OR FEDERAL ACTION CONCERNING THIS LEGISLATION; TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE TO INITIATE OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATE IN LITIGATION ON BEHALF OF THE SENATE REGARDING REDISTRICTING; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO INITIATE OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATE IN LITIGATION ON BEHALF OF THE HOUSE REGARDING REDISTRICTING.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. MURPHY, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 4492 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas and Murphy: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-19-45 SO AS TO ESTABLISH ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS ARE ELECTED BEGINNING WITH THE 2022 GENERAL ELECTION; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 7-19-35 RELATING TO ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS WERE FORMERLY ELECTED.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4571 (Word version) -- Rep. Hayes: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF WEST CLEVELAND STREET WEST OF THE CSX RAILROAD TRACK IN THE CITY OF DILLON "CASEY MANNING DRIVE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT ITS INTERSECTION WITH NORTH ELEVENTH AVENUE CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4572 (Word version) -- Rep. Hayes: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RECOGNIZE THE HONORABLE DOLPHUS "D.C." CARTER, JR., RETIRED EDUCATOR AND MUNICIPAL JUDGE, FOR A LIFETIME OF OUTSTANDING AND MEANINGFUL ACHIEVEMENTS, AND VALUABLE SERVICE AND COMMITMENT TO THE PEOPLE OF DILLON COUNTY, BY NAMING THE PORTION OF EAST DARGAN STREET IN THE CITY OF DILLON, FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 301 TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 57 "JUDGE DOLPHUS 'D.C.' CARTER, JR. WAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4596 (Word version) -- Rep. Rivers: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION AT THE JUNCTION OF DUKE STREET AND HAMAR STREET IN THE CITY OF BEAUFORT IN BEAUFORT COUNTY "REVEREND IKE INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS LOCATION CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4617 (Word version) -- Reps. Jones, Willis, Gilliam and McCravy: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME LAKE STREET (S-30-145) IN LAURENS COUNTY "BILL RAMEY WAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE SIGNS OR MARKERS ALONG THIS HIGHWAY CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

H. 4501 (Word version) -- Reps. Brawley, King, McKnight, Rivers, S. Williams and Matthews: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-28-2740, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF CERTAIN GASOLINE USER FEE FUNDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FIFTEEN PERCENT OF A COUNTY'S APPORTIONMENT OF "C" FUNDS MUST BE EXPENDED ON CERTAIN RURAL ROADS.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4502 (Word version) -- Reps. Burns, Huggins, Oremus, Forrest, McKnight, Bustos, Bennett, Ballentine and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 34-3-120 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A BANK MAY NOT ALLOW A GOVERNMENTAL TAX COLLECTION AGENCY TO COLLECT CERTAIN CUSTOMER DATA.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4503 (Word version) -- Reps. Burns, Haddon, Forrest, Bustos, B. Cox, Bennett and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-500 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A QUALIFIED FAMILY IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A SCHOOL TUITION REBATE.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4504 (Word version) -- Reps. Hewitt, Huggins, Forrest, McKnight, Wooten, M. M. Smith, Bennett, Lowe and Bailey: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM SALES TAX, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A WATERCRAFT TRAILER AND A WATERCRAFT MOTOR MAY NOT BE TAXED MORE THAN THE MAXIMUM TAX.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4505 (Word version) -- Reps. Jones, Dabney, Oremus, Forrest, McKnight, M. M. Smith, Bennett and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-103-163 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING MAY NOT REQUIRE THAT ITS STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES WEAR A FACE MASK.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4506 (Word version) -- Reps. Jones, Oremus and Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR ONE THIRD OF THE VALUE OF ANY MOTORCYCLE.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4507 (Word version) -- Reps. Jones, Dabney, Forrest, Bustos, M. M. Smith, Bennett and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-11-498 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, INSTITUTION, COMMISSION, BOARD, OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION, INCLUDING A SCHOOL DISTRICT, MAY REQUIRE THAT INDIVIDUALS WEAR A FACE MASK.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4508 (Word version) -- Reps. Jones, Dabney, McCravy, Oremus, Forrest, Bustos, M. M. Smith, Bennett and McGarry: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT NO STATE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, INSTITUTION, COMMISSION, BOARD, OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION, INCLUDING A SCHOOL DISTRICT, MAY REQUIRE THAT INDIVIDUALS RECEIVE A COVID-19 VACCINATION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4509 (Word version) -- Reps. Jones, Dabney, McCravy, Forrest, Bustos, M. M. Smith, Bennett and McGarry: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL MAY NOT EXPEND FUNDS ON ANY MANDATORY ENFORCEMENT, COERCION, REQUIREMENT, OR GUIDANCE OF FACE MASKS, COVID-19 TESTING, OR COVID-19 VACCINES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4510 (Word version) -- Reps. May, Bennett and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-620, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SITUATIONS IN WHICH LOCAL LICENSING FEES MAY OR MAY NOT BE IMPOSED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MUNICIPALITY OR COUNTY THAT IS THE LOCATION OF A CARRIER'S PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS MAY NOT IMPOSE A LICENSE FEE OR LICENSE TAX ON CERTAIN CERTIFICATE HOLDERS.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4511 (Word version) -- Reps. Pendarvis, Bustos, Brawley, Wooten and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR TWO PRIVATE PASSENGER VEHICLES OWNED OR LEASED BY ANY PERMANENTLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED FORMER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR FORMER FIREFIGHTER.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4512 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-22-520, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY; SECTION 61-4-50, RELATING TO ALCOHOL SALES TO UNDERAGE PERSONS; SECTION 61-4-70, RELATING TO POSTING CERTAIN SIGNS; SECTION 61-4-90, RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF BEER OR WINE FOR AN UNDERAGE PERSON'S CONSUMPTION; SECTION 61-4-100, RELATING TO CERTAIN CRIMINAL CHARGES; SECTION 61-4-360, RELATING TO SAMPLES OF WINE; SECTION 61-4-520, RELATING TO RETAIL PERMITS; SECTION 61-4-580, RELATING TO CERTAIN PROHIBITED ACTS; SECTION 61-4-745, RELATING TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF CERTAIN ALCOHOL; SECTION 61-4-747, RELATING TO CERTAIN SHIPMENTS OF ALCOHOL; SECTION 61-4-748, RELATING TO CERTAIN SATELLITE LOCATION CERTIFICATES; SECTION 61-4-960, RELATING TO BEER TASTINGS; SECTION 61-4-1515, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO BREWERIES; SECTION 61-4-1920, RELATING TO KEGS; AND SECTION 63-19-2440, RELATING TO THE PURCHASE OF BEER AND WINE, ALL SO AS TO CHANGE THE APPLICABLE AGE FROM TWENTY-ONE TO EIGHTEEN.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4513 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith, Forrest, McKnight, Bustos and Brawley: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 33-56-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CHARITABLE FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT THAT MAY BE RECEIVED IN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC FROM TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THIRTY-SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 33-57-120, RELATING TO A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION'S QUALIFICATION TO CONDUCT RAFFLES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF A TOTAL PRIZE OFFERED IN A RAFFLE EVENT FROM NINE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS TO TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4514 (Word version) -- Reps. West, Forrest, Bustos and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-150-230, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LOTTERY PRIZES, SO AS TO REMOVE CERTAIN PROVISIONS RELATING TO CONTRACTING WITH CERTAIN AGENCIES.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4515 (Word version) -- Reps. Burns, Dabney, McCravy, Huggins, Bustos and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 10-1-169 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DISPLAY OF CERTAIN POSTERS REPRESENTING THE STATE FLAG, THE UNITED STATES FLAG, AND THE NATIONAL MOTTO OF THE UNITED STATES IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS THROUGHOUT THE STATE INCLUDING PUBLIC SCHOOL CLASSROOMS AND LIBRARIES, AND TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE ACQUISITION OF THESE POSTERS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4516 (Word version) -- Reps. Bustos, Dabney, Oremus, Forrest, McGarry and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EMPLOYER MAY NOT TERMINATE AN EMPLOYEE FOR DECLINING TO RECEIVE A COVID-19 VACCINATION IF THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED MONOCLONAL THERAPY OR PREVIOUSLY HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19, AND TO PROVIDE REMEDIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4517 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard, Burns, Cobb-Hunter and Bustos: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "RACIALLY RESTRICTIVE COVENANT REMOVAL ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 31-21-160 SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS MAY RECORD NEW INSTRUMENTS TO REMOVE RACIALLY RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS AND CERTAIN OTHER RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS FROM DEEDS TO REAL PROPERTY, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED PROCEDURES.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4518 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard and Brawley: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE "COASTAL STRUCTURAL STABILITY STUDY COMMITTEE" TO EXAMINE CURRENT MEASURES FOR INSPECTING COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS THAT ARE SIX FLOORS OR MORE IN HEIGHT CONSTRUCTED ALONG THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST AND ON THE CHARLESTON PENINSULA TO EVALUATE THEIR STRUCTURAL SOUNDNESS, TO REQUIRE THE STUDY COMMITTEE TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING SUCH MEASURES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE, TO REQUIRE THE STUDY COMMITTEE TO PREPARE A REPORT WITH FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4519 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Dabney, Forrest, Bustos, Wooten and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-13-40 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A REGISTERED BARBER MAY PRACTICE BARBERING IN A BEAUTY SALON; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-13-20, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "BEAUTY SALON", SO AS INCLUDE BARBERING WITHIN THE SCOPE OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES THAT MAY BE PERFORMED IN A BEAUTY SALON IN ADDITION TO COSMETOLOGY.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4520 (Word version) -- Reps. J. Moore and Wooten: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 60-11-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION, SO AS TO REPLACE THE CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION WITH MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, TO REVISE THE COMPOSITION AND MANNER OF THE APPOINTMENT OF THE COMMISSION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE STAGGERING OF BOARD MEMBERS' TERMS, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4521 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford, Wooten and McKnight: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-150-65 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE LOTTERY COMMISSION LAWFULLY MAY OWN, MARKET, AND REGULATE CERTAIN CASH DEPOSIT-ACTIVATED GAMES OF SKILL MACHINES THAT SKILLED PLAYERS MAY PLAY TO EARN PRIZES; TO PROVIDE THE COMMISSION SHALL MAINTAIN OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL OF THESE GAMES OF SKILL MACHINES; AND TO PROVIDE PERSONS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER LAWFULLY MAY PLAY THESE MACHINES AND ESTABLISHMENTS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION LAWFULLY MAY POSSESS THE MACHINES.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4522 (Word version) -- Reps. Taylor, G. M. Smith, Fry, Erickson, Huggins, Bradley, Trantham, Kimmons, Thayer, Haddon, Hixon, Forrest, B. Cox, McCabe, Dabney, Morgan, May, Bailey, Long, West, McCravy, Oremus, Wooten, Bustos and Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-15 SO AS TO PROHIBIT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING FROM AWARDING TENURE OR ENTERING EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS OF MORE THAN FIVE YEARS DURATION WITH EMPLOYEES HIRED AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2022; TO TERMINATE EXISTING TENURE PROGRAMS WHEN NO COVERED EMPLOYEES REMAIN EMPLOYED BY THE INSTITUTION; TO PROVIDE BEGINNING WITH THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR ALL FULL-TIME FACULTY AND TENURED FACULTY AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING SHALL TEACH AT LEAST TWO UNDERGRADUATE CLASSES IN THE FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS EACH YEAR, AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR FACULTY EMPLOYED IN DEPARTMENTS OR SCHOOLS ONLY OFFERING GRADUATE DEGREES; AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN RELATED REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING AND THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4523 (Word version) -- Reps. Burns, Dabney, McCravy, Bustos and B. Cox: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-1625 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY VOTING SYSTEM PURCHASED FOR USE IN SOUTH CAROLINA SHALL UTILIZE HAND-MARKED PAPER BALLOTS TABULATED BY OPTICAL SCANNERS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4524 (Word version) -- Reps. Collins and Bustos: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-5-190, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO WARRANTS ISSUED IN OTHER COUNTIES OR BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER TO SERVE WARRANTS ISSUED BY MUNICIPAL JURISDICTIONS WITHIN THE SAME COUNTY ON A PERSON INCARCERATED IN THAT COUNTY'S JAIL OR DETENTION CENTER WITHOUT THE NECESSITY OF A MAGISTRATE ENDORSING THE WARRANT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4525 (Word version) -- Reps. Haddon, Hiott, Burns, Hixon, Oremus, Cobb-Hunter and Forrest: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-11-60 SO AS TO GRANT THE GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR AGRICULTURE AT JOHN DE LA HOWE USE AND POSSESSION RIGHTS OF AGRICULTURE-RELATED STATE-OWNED SURPLUS PROPERTY.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4526 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-11-450, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO IMMUNITY UNDER THE PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY ACT, SO AS TO GRANT A PERSON THE RIGHT TO APPEAL A COURT FINDING THAT THE PERSON IS NOT ENTITLED TO IMMUNITY NOTWITHSTANDING A SUBSEQUENT GUILTY PLEA TO THE SAME UNDERLYING OFFENSE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4527 (Word version) -- Reps. Bustos, M. M. Smith, McGarry and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1171 CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MILITARY RETIREMENT INCOME DEDUCTION, SO AS TO REMOVE CERTAIN LIMITS.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4528 (Word version) -- Reps. Burns, Chumley, McCravy, Forrest, Bustos, McGarry and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 5, TITLE 39 SO AS TO STOP CERTAIN SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4529 (Word version) -- Reps. King, McDaniel, Brawley and Bustos: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-11-160, AS AMENDED. CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AGENCY HEAD SALARY COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SALARY INCREASE SHALL NOT BECOME EFFECTIVE UNTIL APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF EACH HOUSE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN SEPARATE VOTES HELD ONLY ON THE QUESTION OF EACH INDIVIDUAL INCREASE.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4530 (Word version) -- Reps. May, Dabney, Oremus, Forrest and Bustos: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 10-1-220 SO AS TO PROHIBIT FLAGS AND BANNERS THAT INTEND TO PROMOTE A SOCIAL OR POLITICAL CAUSE FROM BEING FLOWN FROM PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4531 (Word version) -- Rep. Burns: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 6, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL HAZING, SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS AND RESTRUCTURE THE OFFENSES AND PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH UNLAWFUL HAZING.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4532 (Word version) -- Reps. Garvin, Burns and Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-651, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF CERTAIN CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT OFFENSES, SO AS TO INCLUDE A DEFINITION FOR "OFFENSIVE CONTACT"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-654, RELATING TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT IN THE THIRD DEGREE, SO AS TO REVISE THE ELEMENTS OF THE OFFENSE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4533 (Word version) -- Reps. Jefferson and McKnight: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-840, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EXEMPTION FROM JURY SERVICE FOR PERSONS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, SO AS TO INCREASE THE AGE FOR WHICH THE EXEMPTION IS ALLOWED TO SEVENTY-SIX YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4534 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-680, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERMITS TO PURCHASE NONFERROUS METALS, TRANSPORTATION AND SALE OF NONFERROUS METALS, AND VARIOUS OFFENSES ASSOCIATED WITH NONFERROUS METALS, SO AS TO RESTRUCTURE THE VARIOUS OFFENSES TO INCLUDE INTENT AND CLARIFY CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE VIOLATIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4535 (Word version) -- Reps. Bennett and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 63 SO AS TO PROVIDE PROTECTIONS FOR CHILDREN AGAINST UNFILTERED DEVICES; TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS; TO REQUIRE MANUFACTURERS TO PROVIDE AUTOMATIC FILTERING CAPABILITIES ON DEVICES ACTIVATED IN THIS STATE; TO SUBJECT MANUFACTURERS TO CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LIABILITY FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ARTICLE; AND TO SUBJECT INDIVIDUALS TO CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LIABILITY FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ARTICLE; TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-490, RELATING TO CONTRIBUTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF A MINOR, SO AS TO PROHIBIT PROVIDING A PASSCODE TO REMOVE THE PORNOGRAPHY FILTER FOR AN INTERNET ACCESSIBLE DEVICE BY SOMEONE OTHER THAN A MINOR'S PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN; AND TO DESIGNATE SECTIONS 63-1-10 THROUGH 63-1-50 AS ARTICLE 1, ENTITLED "GENERAL PROVISIONS".
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4536 (Word version) -- Reps. Daning and Bustos: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-48 SO AS TO PROHIBIT HEALTH INSURERS OFFERING VISION INSURANCE FROM CONTROLLING OR ATTEMPTING TO CONTROL THE PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT, MANNER OF PRACTICE, OR PRACTICE OF AN OPTOMETRIST, THERAPEUTIC CERTIFIED OPTOMETRIST, OR OPTICIAN.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4537 (Word version) -- Reps. Jefferson and R. Williams: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-63-110 SO AS TO PROHIBIT ISSUERS OF INDIVIDUAL LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES FROM DISCRIMINATING AGAINST LIVING KIDNEY DONORS; BY ADDING SECTION 38-65-130 SO AS TO PROHIBIT ISSUERS OF GROUP LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES FROM DISCRIMINATING AGAINST LIVING KIDNEY DONORS; BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-105 SO AS TO PROHIBIT ISSUERS OF DISABILITY INCOME INSURANCE POLICIES FROM DISCRIMINATING AGAINST LIVING KIDNEY DONORS; BY ADDING SECTION 38-72-110 SO AS TO PROHIBIT ISSUERS OF LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE POLICIES FROM DISCRIMINATING AGAINST LIVING KIDNEY DONORS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-140 SO AS TO REQUIRE EMPLOYERS TO EXTEND BENEFITS OF THE FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OF 2003 TO INDIVIDUALS UNDERGOING SURGERY RELATED TO KIDNEY DONATION.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4538 (Word version) -- Reps. Whitmire and Bustos: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-1-320 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE UNLAWFUL REMOVAL OR DESTRUCTION OF AN ELECTRONIC COLLAR OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICE PLACED ON A DOG BY ITS OWNER TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE DOG.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4539 (Word version) -- Reps. Burns, Forrest, Bustos and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-4445, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL ELEVATING OR LOWERING OF CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES AND THE PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION, SO AS TO LOWER THE LAWFUL HEIGHT A VEHICLE MAY BE ELEVATED AND LOWERED, TO INCREASE THE PENALTY, AND TO PROVIDE THIS SECTION APPLIES TO PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4540 (Word version) -- Reps. Bustos and McKnight: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 7 TO TITLE 55 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSAL OF ABANDONED OR DERELICT AIRCRAFT BY AN AIRPORT MANAGER.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4541 (Word version) -- Reps. Haddon, Erickson, Cobb-Hunter, Bennett and Bustos: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-13-37 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE TREATMENT OF PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM INMATES.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4542 (Word version) -- Reps. J. Moore, Burns and Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-250 SO AS TO PROVIDE A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY MAY NOT ACQUIRE OR PURCHASE CERTAIN MILITARY ITEMS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4543 (Word version) -- Reps. Taylor and Bustos: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-19-480, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TRANSFER, SURRENDER, AND ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN CERTIFICATES OF TITLE, LICENSE PLATES, REGISTRATION CARDS, AND MANUFACTURER'S SERIAL PLATES OF VEHICLES SOLD AS SALVAGE, ABANDONED, SCRAPPED, OR DESTROYED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IN ADDITION TO OTHER REQUIREMENTS, THE OWNER OF A REBUILT, SALVAGE, SALVAGE FLOOD, OR SALVAGE FIRE VEHICLE MAY NOT BE ISSUED A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE UNLESS THE VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH CERTAIN SAFETY FEATURES.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4544 (Word version) -- Reps. Bennett and Bustos: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 20-3-75 AND 63-15-215 SO AS TO REQUIRE JURY TRIALS IN DIVORCE AND PRIVATE CHILD CUSTODY ACTIONS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 63-3-530 AND 63-3-590, RELATING TO THE FAMILY COURT, AND SECTION 63-15-210, RELATING TO COURT-ORDERED CHILD CUSTODY, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 63-3-820 AND 63-3-850, RELATING TO GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN DIVORCE AND PRIVATE CUSTODY ACTIONS, SO AS TO REQUIRE SUCH GUARDIANS AD LITEM TO BE LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4545 (Word version) -- Reps. Burns, Chumley, Oremus, Bustos and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-29-55 SO AS TO ESTABLISH CIVIL LIABILITY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES FOR AN ENTITY THAT REQUIRES PERSONS SEEKING ADMISSION ON THEIR PREMISES TO BE VACCINATED FOR COVID-19.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4546 (Word version) -- Reps. Davis, M. M. Smith, Bustos, Bennett and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-170, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CERTIFICATE OF NEED EXEMPTIONS, SO AS MAKE CERTIFICATE OF NEED REQUIREMENTS INAPPLICABLE TO HOME HEALTH AGENCIES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-69-30, RELATING TO THE LICENSING OF HOME HEALTH AGENCIES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 44-69-75 RELATING TO CERTIFICATE OF NEED REQUIREMENTS FOR HOME HEALTH AGENCIES.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4547 (Word version) -- Reps. Hewitt, Oremus and Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-190 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A GOVERNING BODY OF A MUNICIPALITY, COUNTY, OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE MAY NOT ENACT OR ENFORCE AN ORDINANCE, RESOLUTION, OR REGULATION THAT PROHIBITS THE RENTAL OF A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING TO A SHORT-TERM GUEST; TO PROVIDE PENALTIES; AND TO DEFINE RELEVANT TERMS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4548 (Word version) -- Reps. Bustos and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 25-1-2360 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS GRANTED TO MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD AND SOUTH CAROLINA STATE GUARD WHO SERVE STATE DUTY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE GOVERNOR ALSO SHALL APPLY TO MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA WING OF THE CIVIL AIR PATROL WHO ARE ORDERED INTO SERVICE TO PERFORM A CIVIL AIR PATROL MISSION AT THE REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, THE SOUTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION, OR THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4549 (Word version) -- Reps. M. M. Smith and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-130, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO HEALTH CARE FACILITY LICENSURE DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR "ACUTE HOSPITAL CARE AT HOME" AND CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF "HOSPITAL"; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-170, RELATING TO CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO EXEMPT ACUTE HOSPITAL CARE AT HOME PROGRAMS AND SERVICES; AND BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-267 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS FOR LICENSING ACUTE HOSPITAL CARE AT HOME PROGRAMS AND SERVICES.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4550 (Word version) -- Reps. Jones, Haddon, Long, B. Cox, Thayer, Burns, May, Willis, Huggins, G. R. Smith, Chumley, Magnuson, McCravy, Bustos, Nutt, V. S. Moss, Forrest, Oremus, M. M. Smith, Dabney and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-1-110 SO AS TO CREATE A JOINT COMMITTEE TO BE KNOWN AS THE "RESTORE ELECTION INTEGRITY NOW" (REIN) COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE SUCH ISSUES RELATED TO ELECTION INTEGRITY AS THE SECURITY OF THE VOTE BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER ELECTION DAY; THE ACCURACY AND SECURITY OF THE ELECTION PROCESS; THE UNIFORMITY OF THE ELECTION PROCESSES ACROSS THE STATE; THE IMPACT AND ROLE OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION IN ISSUING INTERPRETATIONS, GUIDANCE, AND INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING THE ELECTION PROCESS; THE IMPACT AND ROLE OF THE JUDICIARY ON THE ELECTION PROCESS; AND OTHER ELECTION-RELATED ISSUES THE COMMITTEE CONSIDERS APPROPRIATE FOR REVIEW AND EXAMINATION, INCLUDING THE AUDIT OF CERTAIN 2020 PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION AND STAFFING OF THE COMMITTEE; AND TO REQUIRE THE COMMITTEE TO MAKE ANNUAL FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE JANUARY FIRST OF EACH YEAR.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4551 (Word version) -- Reps. Long, McCravy, Oremus and Bustos: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION STUDY COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE AND REVIEW THE CONDUCT AND RESULTS OF THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION IN SOUTH CAROLINA, TO PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY COMMITTEE'S MEMBERSHIP, TO REQUIRE THE STUDY COMMITTEE TO ISSUE A REPORT WITH FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4552 (Word version) -- Reps. Bustos and McGarry: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROHIBIT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING FROM REQUIRING STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS OR DEMONSTRATE PROOF OF HAVING RECEIVED COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AS A CONDITION TO BEING PRESENT WITHOUT WEARING A FACE MASK AT ANY FACILITY OF THE INSTITUTION; TO PROHIBIT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING FROM REQUIRING STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS OR DEMONSTRATE PROOF OF HAVING RECEIVED COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT OR ENROLLMENT, AMONG OTHER THINGS, SUBJECT TO LIMITED EXCEPTIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN CERTAIN OFF-CAMPUS LEARNING EXPERIENCES; TO PROHIBIT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING FROM ANNOUNCING OR ENFORCING ANY POLICIES PROHIBITED BY THIS JOINT RESOLUTION, TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMINOLOGY, AND TO MAKE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS JOINT RESOLUTION EXPIRE JULY 1, 2023.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4553 (Word version) -- Reps. May, Burns, Cobb-Hunter, Bustos, Huggins, Bennett and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 157 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM TEAMS SHALL MAKE CERTAIN CONSIDERATIONS FOR CHILDREN WHO IDENTIFY AS DEAF OR HARD-OF-HEARING.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4554 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliam and McCravy: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-26-42 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PERSON WHO HOLDS A PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR TWENTY OR MORE YEARS AND WHO TEACHES IN THIS STATE FOR TWENTY OR MORE YEARS MAY RENEW ANNUALLY THE CERTIFICATE BY PARTICIPATING IN REQUIRED DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT HAVING TO SATISFY ANY ADDITIONAL RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE THESE PROVISIONS APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF THE CERTIFICATE RENEWAL PLAN DEVELOPED BY THE OFFICE OF TEACHER CERTIFICATION OR ANOTHER PROVISION OF LAW.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4555 (Word version) -- Reps. May, Burns, Thayer, Dabney, Huggins, Bustos, M. M. Smith, McGarry and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "PARENTAL BILL OF RIGHTS" BY ADDING CHAPTER 23 TO TITLE 63 SO AS TO PROVIDE NECESSARY FINDINGS AND DEFINITIONS, TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN GOVERNMENT INFRINGEMENT ON THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF PARENTS TO DIRECT THE UPBRINGING, EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN EXCEPT IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES, TO RESERVE ALL PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN THIS STATE AND TO PROVIDE A NONEXHAUSTIVE LIST OF SUCH RIGHTS, TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS, AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS APPLICABLE NOTWITHSTANDING CONTRARY PROVISIONS IN DECLARED STATES OF EMERGENCY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-5-340, RELATING TO THE AGE OF CONSENT FOR MINORS TO CERTAIN HEALTH CARE SERVICES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE AGE OF CONSENT TO EIGHTEEN.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4556 (Word version) -- Reps. White, W. Cox, Elliott, Dabney, Oremus, Forrest, Bustos, McGarry and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS FOR ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SO AS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS ARE ENTITLED TO ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOLS REGARDLESS OF THEIR COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-29-180, RELATING TO VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS IMPOSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE DEPARTMENT AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM REQUIRING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS OF STUDENTS IN K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4557 (Word version) -- Reps. White and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 13-1-1710, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SO AS ADD THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COUNCIL.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4558 (Word version) -- Reps. D. C. Moss, Bustos and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-600, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ASSAULT AND BATTERY OFFENSES, SO AS TO ADD THAT ASSAULT AND BATTERY OF A HIGH AND AGGRAVATED NATURE OCCURS WHEN A PERSON INJURES A HEALTH CARE WORKER OR EMERGENCY RESPONSE EMPLOYEE IN THE DISCHARGE OF OR BECAUSE OF THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4559 (Word version) -- Reps. D. C. Moss, Burns, Cobb-Hunter, Forrest and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-11-705 SO AS ESTABLISH A CIVIL OFFENSE FOR LITTERING; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-11-700, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DUMPING OF LITTER ON PRIVATE OR PUBLIC PROPERTY, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES FOR LITTERING OFFENSES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4560 (Word version) -- Reps. Hiott, Haddon, Burns, Chumley, Jones, Magnuson, Forrest, Long, Dabney, Gilliam, Oremus, May, Nutt, McCravy, B. Cox, McGarry, Hixon, Morgan, McCabe, Jordan, Fry, Crawford, Thayer, Lowe, Calhoon, Bennett, Trantham, Allison, Wooten, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Huggins, Davis, Willis, Taylor, Martin, Bustos, V. S. Moss, Ligon, Yow, Hill, D. C. Moss, T. Moore, Pope, Whitmire, Hewitt and Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA VACCINATION RIGHTS ACT OF 2022" BY ADDING SECTION 1-13-120, SO AS TO SET FORTH CERTAIN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS INVOLVING A PERSON'S VACCINATION STATUS OR THE POSSESSION OF AN IMMUNITY PASSPORT, AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE STATE HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION, SO AS TO DEFINE "VACCINATION STATUS" AND "IMMUNITY PASSPORT"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-20, RELATING TO THE POLICY AGAINST DISCRIMINATION, SO AS TO MAKE ADDITIONAL DECLARATIONS REGARDING THE PRIVACY OF MEDICAL RECORDS AND DISCRIMINATION BY VACCINATION STATUS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4561 (Word version) -- Reps. Wooten, Huggins, Caskey, B. Cox, Fry, Ballentine, Oremus, Crawford, Bradley, Taylor, Haddon, Kimmons, Trantham, Morgan, Willis, Thayer, Gilliam, Bailey, D. C. Moss, Dabney, McCravy, Forrest, Bustos, M. M. Smith, Hewitt, Bennett and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-15-80 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE STATE AND ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS FROM REQUIRING A COVID-19 VACCINATION FOR FIRST RESPONDERS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4562 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford and McKnight: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-11-450, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO IMMUNITY FROM CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AND CIVIL ACTIONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES FOR THE USE OF DEADLY FORCE AGAINST ANOTHER PERSON (STAND YOUR GROUND), SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BURDEN OF PROOF IS ON THE STATE TO PROVE THAT IMMUNITY IS INAPPLICABLE WHEN A DEFENDANT ASSERTS ENTITLEMENT TO IMMUNITY IN A PRETRIAL HEARING PURSUANT TO STAND YOUR GROUND PROVISIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4563 (Word version) -- Reps. Wooten, Bustos, Bennett, McGarry and B. Cox: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-760 SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, CREATE THE OFFENSE OF CYBER SEXUAL HARASSMENT, PROVIDE PENALTIES, AND DELINEATE EXCEPTIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4564 (Word version) -- Reps. Davis, M. M. Smith and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-170, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INSTITUTIONS TO WHICH THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM DOES NOT APPLY, SO AS TO ADD OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAMS.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4565 (Word version) -- Reps. Hill, Jones, Burns, Long, McCabe, Thayer, Taylor, Dabney, McCravy, Forrest, Bustos, M. M. Smith and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA MEDICAL PRIVACY ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 44-29-220 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE REQUIRED DISCLOSURE OF A PERSONAL MEDICAL RECORD OR RECEIPT OF MEDICAL CARE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT OR TO SECURE, RECEIVE, OR ACCESS ANY PUBLIC FACILITY, BENEFIT, OR SERVICE; TO PROHIBIT SCHOOLS FROM PROMOTING AND ADMINISTERING VACCINATIONS TO STUDENTS; TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4566 (Word version) -- Reps. May, McKnight and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-63-140, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING IN PART TO THE RIGHT OF ADULT ADOPTED PERSONS TO ACCESS THEIR ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, SO AS TO APPLY RETROACTIVELY.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4567 (Word version) -- Reps. Oremus, Trantham, Burns, Chumley, Jones, McCravy, Haddon, Magnuson, Long, May, Gagnon, B. Cox, Morgan, Taylor, Dabney, Willis, Forrest, Bustos and Hardee: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-137-25 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS OR TREATMENTS FOR CERTAIN PATIENTS WHO CONTRACT AN INFECTION, ILLNESS, OR OTHER HEALTH CONDITION CAUSED BY A DECLARED EPIDEMIC OR PANDEMIC DISEASE.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4568 (Word version) -- Reps. Oremus, McCravy, Allison, Bailey, Bennett, Bryant, Burns, Chumley, B. Cox, Dabney, Erickson, Gagnon, Gilliam, Haddon, Hayes, Hiott, Hixon, Huggins, Hyde, J. E. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Long, Lucas, Magnuson, Martin, May, McCabe, McGarry, T. Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Nutt, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stringer, Thayer, Trantham, West, Willis, Wooten, Yow, Forrest and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-41-90 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DISCLOSURE OF MEDICAL INFORMATION TO PERSONS WHO MAY RECEIVE A CHEMICALLY INDUCED ABORTION, WITH EXCEPTIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4569 (Word version) -- Reps. May and Bustos: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-13-205 SO AS TO REQUIRE OWNERS OR TENANTS OF PROPERTY ADJACENT TO A LICENSED CHILDCARE FACILITY TO MAINTAIN OUTDOOR SPACE FREE OF CERTAIN HAZARDS DANGEROUS TO CHILDREN AND TO CREATE A CIVIL PENALTY.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4570 (Word version) -- Reps. Calhoon, Bustos and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-14970, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES TO SERVICE MEMBERS ASSOCIATED WITH VARIOUS MILITARY COMPONENTS OR DESIGNATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF "UNITED STATES SPACE FORCE" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4573 (Word version) -- Rep. Willis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1810, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT A VEHICLE MUST BE DRIVEN ON THE RIGHT HALF OF A ROADWAY, SO AS TO PROVIDE WHEN PASSING A PEDESTRIAN, BICYCLE, TRACTOR, GOLF CART, OR ANOTHER SLOW-MOVING VEHICLE, THE OPERATOR OF A VEHICLE MAY DRIVE TO THE LEFT OF THE CENTER OF A ROADWAY, TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL CIRCUMSTANCE WHEN A PERSON SHALL YIELD THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO OTHER VEHICLES, AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4574 (Word version) -- Reps. Wooten, May, Forrest, McKnight, Bustos, McGarry and Bailey: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-4445, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL ELEVATING OR LOWERING OF CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES AND THE PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES DRIVEN ON THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS SHALL NOT BE MODIFIED, ALTERED, OR CHANGED TO HAVE A DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN THE BACK AND FRONT OF MORE THAN FIVE INCHES WHEN NOT TOWING ANOTHER VEHICLE, AND TO PROVIDE THIS SECTION APPLIES TO PICKUP TRUCKS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4575 (Word version) -- Reps. Elliott, Burns, B. Cox, W. Cox, Erickson, Fry, Morgan, T. Moore, G. R. Smith, Stringer, Wooten, Forrest, Bustos, M. M. Smith, Bennett and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3690 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHO TEACHES A QUALIFYING STUDENT AT HOME FOR INSTRUCTION-RELATED EXPENSES AND TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CREDIT MAY BE CLAIMED.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4576 (Word version) -- Reps. Tedder and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-3-260 SO AS TO DECLARE THE THIRD TUESDAY IN FEBRUARY OF EACH YEAR AS "HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES DAY".
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4577 (Word version) -- Reps. White, G. R. Smith, Bennett and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ABOLISH THE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION ON JULY 1, 2022, AND DEVOLVE THEIR DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS UPON THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION FOR COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION HEREAFTER CREATED; BY ADDING CHAPTER 75 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION FOR COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION AND PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, ORGANIZATION, AND FUNCTIONS INCLUDING BEING THE LEAD AGENCY TO COORDINATE AND IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 76, TITLE 59 RELATING TO THE INITIATIVES FOR LIFELONG LEARNING; AND BY ADDING CHAPTER 76 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A SEAMLESS SYSTEM OF EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES DESIGNED TO INCLUDE EVERY LEVEL OF EDUCATION FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION THROUGH GRADUATE STUDIES KNOWN AS THE "P-20 EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM FOR PRESCHOOL THROUGH AGE TWENTY".
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4578 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard and Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-250 SO AS TO REQUIRE ONE UNIT OF INSTRUCTION IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING BE OFFERED IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND HIGH SCHOOLS; BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-260 SO AS TO REQUIRE ONE UNIT OF INSTRUCTION IN HARBOR PILOTAGE BE OFFERED IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND HIGH SCHOOLS; AND TO PROVIDE THE INSTRUCTION PROVIDED IN THIS ACT MUST BE OFFERED BEGINNING WITH THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4579 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard, Bustos and Brawley: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 45-1-15 SO AS TO REQUIRE NOTICE OF BEDBUG INFESTATION TO A TRANSIENT GUEST OF A HOTEL OR SIMILAR LODGING; BY ADDING SECTION 27-40-445 SO AS TO REQUIRE NOTICE OF BEDBUG INFESTATION TO A TENANT UNDER THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT; AND BY ADDING SECTION 15-75-70 SO AS TO REQUIRE NOTICE OF BEDBUG INFESTATION TO A PERSON SEEKING TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN A CHARITABLE OR EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE SHELTER, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4580 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard and Brawley: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-23-260 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE INSTALLATION AND USE OF WALK-THROUGH METAL DETECTORS AND OTHER METAL DETECTORS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND HIGH SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND ATHLETIC VENUES IN THIS STATE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL PROMULGATE RELATED REGULATIONS; AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS APPLICABLE JULY 1, 2023.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4581 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-115 SO AS TO PROHIBIT AN INDIVIDUAL'S CREDIT SCORE FROM BEING THE BASIS OF ANY PERSONNEL ACTION, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4582 (Word version) -- Reps. White, Wooten, Forrest, Oremus, Bennett, Ballentine and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-29-410, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INSTRUCTIONAL TOPICS REQUIRED IN HIGH SCHOOL FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMS, SO AS TO ALSO REQUIRE INSTRUCTION IN CERTAIN ADDITIONAL LIFE SKILLS TOPICS, TO MAKE THE PROVISIONS APPLICABLE UPON THE NEXT ADOPTION OF REVISIONS TO THE SOCIAL STUDIES ACADEMIC STANDARDS BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND TO PROVIDE THE BOARD SHALL INTEGRATE THESE TOPICS IN SUCH REVISIONS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4583 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-1-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF A VIOLENT CRIME, SO AS TO REMOVE CERTAIN OFFENSES INVOLVING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-100, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF A NO PAROLE OFFENSE, SO AS TO EXCLUDE CERTAIN OFFENSES INVOLVING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4584 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-3-21 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL IN-DISTRICT COMPENSATION OF ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS EACH MONTH.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
H. 4585 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-29, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ATTEMPTED MURDER, SO AS TO PROVIDE A MANDATORY MINIMUM PENALTY AND TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM PENALTY.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4586 (Word version) -- Reps. S. Williams, Burns and Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-22-935 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN NONVIOLENT OFFENSES MAY BE EXPUNGED AND TO ESTABLISH THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH THE EXPUNGEMENT MAY OCCUR.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4587 (Word version) -- Reps. Rivers, Burns and Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-9-560 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE OF ANNUAL SUBSISTENCE SALTWATER FISHING LICENSES AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE FEES; BY ADDING SECTION 50-9-925 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUE COLLECTED FROM THE SALE OF STAMPS, SUBSISTENCE SALTWATER LICENSES, PRINTS, AND RELATED ARTICLES; TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-15, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS PERTAINING TO SALTWATER FISHING, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "SUBSISTENCE"; TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-955, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION AND MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC SHELLFISH GROUNDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES MUST IDENTIFY FISH STOCKS THAT SUPPORT SUBSISTENCE FISHERIES AND ADOPT REGULATIONS THAT PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUBSISTENCE USES; TO AMEND SECTION 50-9-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF LICENSES, PERMITS, AND TAGS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION APPLY TO SUBSISTENCE FISHING; TO AMEND SECTION 50-9-540, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF VARIOUS FISHING LICENSES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF LIFETIME SUBSISTENCE SALTWATER FISHING LICENSES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 50-9-715, RELATING TO PERSONS EXEMPTED FROM OBTAINING A RECREATIONAL SALTWATER FISHING LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON LESS THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE ACCOMPANIED BY A LICENSED SUBSISTENCE FISHERMAN IS EXEMPT FROM PURCHASING A SUBSISTENCE SALTWATER FISHING LICENSE.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4588 (Word version) -- Rep. Tedder: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-235 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE INCLUSION OF ALTERNATIVE BENEFIT CLAUSES IN DENTAL POLICIES ISSUED IN THIS STATE.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4589 (Word version) -- Reps. Tedder and Brawley: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-236 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OF PREEXISTING CONDITIONS IN DENTAL POLICIES ISSUED IN THIS STATE.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4590 (Word version) -- Reps. S. Williams and Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-21-870, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONAL WATERCRAFT AND BOATING SAFETY, SO AS TO REQUIRE ANYONE ON A BOAT TO WEAR A PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE DURING NIGHTTIME HOURS.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4591 (Word version) -- Rep. S. Williams: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-710, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFIT AUTHORITY'S DUTY TO MAKE CERTAIN INSURANCE PLANS AVAILABLE, SO AS TO ALLOW SPOUSES COVERED BY A STATE PLAN TO REMAIN COVERED UNDER THE SAME STATE PLAN WHEN THEY BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR COVERAGE UNDER THE STATE PLAN DUE TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4592 (Word version) -- Reps. W. Cox and Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-2320, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY NOT RESTRICT
THE NUMBER OF DEALER LICENSE PLATES ISSUED TO A DEALER.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4593 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard, Burns, Cobb-Hunter and Bustos: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-23-45 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY MUST REQUIRE TRAINING ON THE PROPER USE OF TASERS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES ON THE PROPER USE OF TASERS TO CERTIFY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4594 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard, Burns and Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-95 SO AS TO PROVIDE A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER MAY INITIATE A MOTOR VEHICLE STOP FOR A VIOLATION OF CERTAIN OFFENSES ONLY WHERE THERE IS A SIMULTANEOUSLY OBSERVED VIOLATION FOR ANOTHER MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4595 (Word version) -- Rep. J. L. Johnson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-250 SO AS TO PROVIDE ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MUST EMPLOY OR MAINTAIN A CONTRACT WITH A LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4597 (Word version) -- Reps. Bustos, M. M. Smith, Huggins and Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 15 TO CHAPTER 43, TITLE 44 SO AS TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES IN ACCESSING ANATOMICAL GIFTS AND ORGAN TRANSPLANTS; TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS; TO ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS AND PROHIBITED CONDUCT FOR COVERED ENTITIES, INCLUDING HOSPITALS AND ORGAN PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATIONS, WITH REGARD TO THE ORGAN TRANSPLANT PROCESS; TO CREATE CIVIL REMEDIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARTICLE; TO ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO HEALTH INSURERS THAT PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ANATOMICAL GIFTS AND ORGAN TRANSPLANTS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4598 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-396 SO AS TO REQUIRE HOSPITALS TO DOCUMENT AND MAINTAIN A RECORD OF INCIDENTS OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE AND TO REPORT SUCH INCIDENTS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4599 (Word version) -- Rep. K. O. Johnson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-37-35, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REQUIRED NEWBORN HEALTH SCREENINGS, SO AS TO ADD THE CONDITION OF SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4600 (Word version) -- Reps. West and Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 44-22-40 AND 44-22-140, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS WHO MAY CONSENT ON BEHALF OF CERTAIN PATIENTS TO ELECTRO-CONVULSIVE THERAPY OR MAJOR MEDICAL TREATMENT, SO AS TO CONFORM THE ORDER OF PRIORITY OF SUCH PERSONS TO THE ORDER OF PRIORITY IN THE ADULT HEALTH CARE CONSENT ACT.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4601 (Word version) -- Reps. W. Cox, G. R. Smith, Bustos, Gagnon, Bennett and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-2020 SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, DESIGNATE AMBULANCE SERVICE AS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE IN SOUTH CAROLINA; TO REQUIRE THAT EACH COUNTY GOVERNING BODY ENSURES THAT AT LEAST ONE LICENSED AMBULANCE SERVICE IS OPERATING WITHIN THE COUNTY; AND TO DEFINE RELEVANT TERMS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4602 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNLAWFUL CARRYING, SALE, POSSESSION, DELIVERY, LEASE, RENT, BARTER, EXCHANGE, OR TRANSPORT OF HANDGUNS BY CERTAIN PERSONS, AND THE DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN WEAPONS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR THE UNLAWFUL SALE, DELIVERY, LEASE, RENT, BARTER, LOAN, EXCHANGE, OR TRANSPORT OF CERTAIN HANDGUNS AND PROVIDE THAT RECORDS OF ALL HANDGUNS CONFISCATED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AND MUST TRACE THE ORIGINS OF THE HANDGUNS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4603 (Word version) -- Reps. Erickson, G. M. Smith, Cobb-Hunter, Thayer, Forrest, Bennett and Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 37-29-110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF PALMETTOPRIDE, SO AS TO ADD THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 37-29-130, RELATING TO FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO PALMETTOPRIDE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS ALLOCATED TO PALMETTOPRIDE SHALL FLOW THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM SHALL TRANSFER CERTAIN FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4604 (Word version) -- Reps. McKnight, Burns and Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-11-498 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE "GEORGE STINNEY FUND" FROM WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION SHALL OPERATE A GRANT PROGRAM TO COMPENSATE THE FAMILY OF A PERSON WHO WAS WRONGFULLY EXECUTED; AND TO APPROPRIATE TEN MILLION DOLLARS TO THE FUND.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4605 (Word version) -- Reps. Bennett, Burns, Forrest, Bustos, Taylor and Jones: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-12 SO AS TO PROTECT THE DIGNITY AND RIGHTS OF ALL INDIVIDUALS TO BE FREE FROM IDEOLOGICAL COERCION AND INDOCTRINATION IN PLACES OF LEARNING, CHILDCARE, AND EMPLOYMENT THAT RECEIVE, OR BENEFIT FROM, STATE FUNDS OR ACCOMMODATIONS, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4606 (Word version) -- Reps. Rivers, Cobb-Hunter, Brawley and Burns: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE A STUDY COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE THE IMPACT OF THE JIM CROW LAWS AND SLAVERY ON PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE, TO REQUIRE THE STUDY COMMITTEE TO PREPARE A REPORT WITH FINDINGS FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4607 (Word version) -- Reps. Tedder, Burns and Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "KEEP STUDENTS IN SCHOOL ACT" BY CREATING THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE STUDY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE JUVENILE JUSTICE LAWS OF THE STATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING PROPOSED CHANGES TO FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE DIVERSION OF JUVENILES FROM THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRACTICES FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES AND IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE THE STUDY COMMITTEE SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING A RELATED PILOT PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PILOT PROGRAM, AND TO DEFINE A NECESSARY TERM; BY ADDING SECTION 59-63-212 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL ADOPT ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICIES THAT MAY NOT BE RIGOROUSLY APPLIED TO PETTY ACTS OF MISCONDUCT AND MISDEMEANORS, MUST APPLY EQUALLY TO ALL STUDENTS REGARDLESS OF THEIR ECONOMIC STATUS, RACE, OR DISABILITY, AND THAT ARE INTENDED TO PROMOTE SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN SCHOOLS, PROTECT STUDENTS AND STAFF FROM CONDUCT THAT POSES A SERIOUS THREAT TO SCHOOL SAFETY, ENCOURAGES SCHOOLS TO USE ALTERNATIVES TO EXPULSION OR REFERRAL, AMONG OTHER THINGS; BY ADDING SECTION 23-23-117 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY SHALL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A CULTURAL COMPETENCY MODEL TRAINING PROGRAM CURRICULUM FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS, TO PROVIDE CONTENT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CURRICULUM, AND TO REQUIRE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS TO COMPLETE TRAINING BASED ON THE CURRICULUM; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 59-63-235 AND 59-63-240 BOTH RELATING TO STUDENT EXPULSIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4608 (Word version) -- Reps. Trantham, Oremus, Burns, McCravy, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, B. Cox, Bennett, McGarry, Taylor and Jones: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SAVE WOMEN'S SPORTS ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-500 SO AS TO EXPRESS LEGISLATIVE INTENT AND MAKE CERTAIN FINDINGS; TO REQUIRE GENDER-BASED OR COEDUCATIONAL DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN PUBLIC SECONDARY AND POSTSECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS TEAMS; TO PROVIDE SUCH SPORTS TEAMS DESIGNATED FOR MALES MAY BE OPEN TO FEMALE STUDENT PARTICIPANTS; TO PROVIDE SUCH SPORTS TEAMS DESIGNATED FOR FEMALES MAY NOT BE OPEN TO MALE PARTICIPANTS; TO PROVIDE ASSUMPTIONS CONCERNING THE CORRECTNESS OF BIOLOGICAL GENDER STATEMENTS ON OFFICIAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES OF STUDENTS; AND TO PROVIDE REMEDIES TO STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4609 (Word version) -- Reps. Murray, Burns and Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-11-63 SO AS TO GRANT THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY 1890 RESEARCH AND EXTENSION USE AND POSSESSION RIGHTS OF AGRICULTURE-RELATED STATE-OWNED SURPLUS PROPERTY.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4610 (Word version) -- Rep. Tedder: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-13-180 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCENT OF MARIJUANA ALONE DOES NOT PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH REASONABLE SUSPICION OR PROBABLE CAUSE TO SUPPORT A STOP, SEARCH, SEIZURE, OR ARREST.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4611 (Word version) -- Reps. White, Forrest, G. R. Smith and Bustos: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3810 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR TAXPAYERS THAT UTILIZE A HOME OFFICE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1120, RELATING TO THE COMPUTATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA GROSS INCOME, SO AS TO EXCLUDE ANY GAIN RESULTING FROM THE SALE OF A TAXPAYER'S HOME THAT WAS NOT EXCLUDED FROM FEDERAL GROSS INCOME SOLELY BECAUSE THE TAXPAYER CLAIMED THE FEDERAL DEDUCTION FOR UTILIZING A HOME OFFICE.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4612 (Word version) -- Reps. Hixon, Burns, Forrest, Bustos, Bennett and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-530, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, 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

H. 4613 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith and Bustos: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-1110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE ARTICLE ON COMPENSATION OF VICTIMS OF CRIME, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "CRIME" TO INCLUDE THE AMENDED DEFINITION OF TERRORISM; TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-710, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE ARTICLE ON BOMBS, DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES, AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, SO AS TO REDEFINE THE DEFINITION OF "TERRORISM" TO ADD A REQUIREMENT THAT IT INCLUDE CONSULTATION, COORDINATION, OR COLLUSION WITH A FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATION AS DEFINED PURSUANT TO FEDERAL LAW; AND BY ADDING SECTION 16-23-790 SO AS TO PROHIBIT PARTICIPATION IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY PERSON FOR TERRORISM IF HIS ALLEGED ACTIONS DO NOT CONFORM TO THE REVISED STATE DEFINITION OF TERRORISM.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4614 (Word version) -- Reps. B. Cox, White, Wooten, Caskey, Elliott, T. Moore, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Bennett, Ballentine and Jones: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-2250 SO AS TO PERMIT A PERSON AUTHORIZED TO HUNT ON A WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA TO HUNT ON A SUNDAY.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4615 (Word version) -- Rep. J. E. Johnson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 14-1-250 SO AS TO REQUIRE JUDGES AND OTHER JUDICIAL OFFICIALS OF THE UNIFIED JUDICIAL SYSTEM TO REPORT ALL CASES OF SUSPECTED FALSE STATEMENTS OR MISREPRESENTATIONS TO THE INSURANCE FRAUD DIVISION OF THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-55-570, RELATING TO NOTIFICATION TO THE INSURANCE FRAUD DIVISION OF THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL OF KNOWLEDGE OR BELIEF OF FALSE STATEMENTS OR MISREPRESENTATIONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE A REFERENCE TO THE OBLIGATION OF JUDGES AND OTHER OFFICIALS OF THE UNIFIED JUDICIAL SYSTEM TO REPORT SUSPECTED FALSE STATEMENTS OR MISREPRESENTATIONS TO THE INSURANCE FRAUD DIVISION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4616 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23 SO AS TO PROVIDE ALL GUNS MANUFACTURED IN THIS STATE MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH AN ELECTRONIC CHIP THAT IDENTIFIES ITS OWNER.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4618 (Word version) -- Rep. Morgan: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2720, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REQUIRING CERTAIN VEHICLES TO STOP BEFORE CROSSING ANY RAILROAD TRACKS, SO AS TO REVISE THE TYPES OF VEHICLES SUBJECT TO THIS SECTION, AND TO DEFINE THE TERM "BUS".
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4619 (Word version) -- Reps. Murray and Bustos: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 150 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE "EMANUEL 9" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4620 (Word version) -- Reps. W. Newton, Erickson, Bradley, Herbkersman, Wooten, Forrest, G. R. Smith, Bustos, M. M. Smith and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-1-25, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "DOMICILE", SO AS TO CLARIFY CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A PERSON IS DEEMED TO HAVE CHANGED HIS DOMICILE FOR VOTING PURPOSES, AND TO REVISE THE FACTORS USED TO DETERMINE A PERSON'S INTENTION REGARDING HIS DOMICILE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4621 (Word version) -- Reps. W. Newton, Erickson, Bradley, Herbkersman, Wooten, Forrest, Oremus, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith and Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO ESTABLISH RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR VOTER REGISTRATIONS PERFORMED BY PRIVATE ENTITIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-170, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTER REGISTRATION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COUNTY BOARDS OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS TO DATE STAMP ALL VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS DELIVERED BY HAND OR BY MAIL.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4622 (Word version) -- Reps. W. Newton, Erickson, Bradley, Herbkersman, Wooten, Forrest, Oremus, G. R. Smith, Bustos, M. M. Smith, Bennett and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-210, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ABSENTEE BALLOT RETURN-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE RETURN-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE TO BE MARKED "RETURN TO SENDER" IN THE EVENT THE ENVELOPE IS UNDELIVERABLE; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-220, RELATING TO SIGNING AND WITNESSING THE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICANT'S OATH, SO AS TO DEFINE "PROOF OF IDENTITY", TO REQUIRE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICANTS TO INCLUDE PROOF OF IDENTITY TOGETHER WITH THEIR SIGNED OATHS, TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM SERVING AS A WITNESS FOR MORE THAN FIVE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICANTS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF AN ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICANT FAILS TO INCLUDE THE REQUIRED PROOF OF IDENTITY, THEN HIS BALLOT MUST BE TREATED AS A PROVISIONAL BALLOT; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-330, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS, SO AS TO REVISE THE APPLICABLE PROCEDURES; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-340, RELATING TO THE FORM OF AN ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, SPECIFY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT MUST BE INCLUDED ON THE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-370, RELATING TO THE FURNISHING OF BALLOTS AND ENVELOPES AND THE DUTIES OF THE COUNTY REGISTRATION BOARD, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COUNTY BOARDS OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS TO FURNISH, AMONG OTHER THINGS, PRINTED INSTRUCTIONS RELATING TO ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICANTS PROVIDING PROOF OF IDENTITY TOGETHER WITH THEIR SIGNED OATHS, AND RETURN-ADDRESSED ENVELOPES MARKED "RETURN TO SENDER" IN THE EVENT THE ENVELOPE IS UNDELIVERABLE; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-380, RELATING TO THE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICANT'S OATH, SO AS TO REQUIRE, AMONG OTHER THINGS, ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICANTS TO INCLUDE PROOF OF IDENTITY TOGETHER WITH THEIR SIGNED OATHS, TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM SERVING AS A WITNESS FOR MORE THAN FIVE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICANTS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF AN ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICANT FAILS TO INCLUDE THE REQUIRED PROOF OF IDENTITY, THEN HIS BALLOT MUST BE TREATED AS A PROVISIONAL BALLOT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-385, RELATING TO THE MARKING AND RETURN OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CANDIDATE OR A MEMBER OF A CANDIDATE'S PAID CAMPAIGN STAFF INCLUDING CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEERS IS NOT PERMITTED TO SERVE AS AN AUTHORIZED RETURNEE FOR ANY PERSON UNLESS THE PERSON IS A MEMBER OF THE VOTER'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE OATH SET FORTH IN SECTION 7-15-380 MUST BE SIGNED, INCLUDE PROOF OF IDENTITY, AND WITNESSED ON EACH RETURNED ENVELOPE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF AN ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICANT FAILS TO INCLUDE THE REQUIRED PROOF OF IDENTITY, THEN HIS BALLOT MUST BE TREATED AS A PROVISIONAL BALLOT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

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

RETURNED WITH CONCURRENCE

The Senate returned to the House with concurrence the following:

H. 4725 (Word version) -- Reps. Atkinson, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE RALPH ALLEN ATKINSON ON HIS HARD-EARNED RETIREMENT AND TO WISH HIM MUCH HAPPINESS IN HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

H. 4724 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS DEEP APPRECIATION FOR THE DEDICATED SERVICE OF GLORIA L. FREEMAN OF CHAPIN, TO CONGRATULATE HER ON THE OCCASION OF HER RECENT RETIREMENT FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA MANUFACTURERS ALLIANCE AFTER AN EXEMPLARY CAREER OF FORTY-THREE YEARS, AND TO WISH HER A FUTURE BLESSED WITH GOOD HEALTH AND MUCH JOY.

H. 4723 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE AND HONOR FORMER POLICE CHIEF SETH ZEIGLER UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE CHAPIN POLICE DEPARTMENT, TO THANK HIM FOR HIS TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

H. 4722 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO SALUTE FORMER IRMO CHIEF OF POLICE COURTNEY DENNIS ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RECENT DEPARTURE FROM THE IRMO POLICE DEPARTMENT, TO CONGRATULATE HIM ON TWENTY YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT AS HE TAKES UP NEW CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DAYS AHEAD.

ADJOURNMENT

At 1:00 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. CALHOON, adjourned in memory of former Representative Larry Koon, to meet at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow.

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