HOUSE TO MEET AT 12:00 NOON

NO. 7

CALENDAR

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OF THE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017

INDEX

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018

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INVITATIONS

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Members of the House and staff, reception, Hilton Palmetto Ball Room, by the South Carolina Association of Realtors.

(Accepted--January 9, 2018)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Members of the House and staff, reception, Blue Marlin, Vista Room, by the Conservation Voters of South Carolina.

(Accepted--January 9, 2018)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Members of the House, breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by the SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics Foundation.

(Accepted--January 9, 2018)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Members of the House, luncheon, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School.

(Accepted--January 9, 2018)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Members of the House and staff, reception, Capitol Center, by the South Carolina Bar Association.

(Accepted--January 9, 2018)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Members of the House, reception, The Palmetto Club, by the Design/Construction Partnership.

(Accepted--January 9, 2018)

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Members of the House and staff, breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association.

(Accepted--January 9, 2018)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Members of the House and staff, reception, Hilton Columbia Center Hotel, by the South Carolina Free Clinic Association.

(Accepted--January 9, 2018)

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Members of the House, reception, The Palmetto Club, by the South Carolina Association of Technical College Commissioners.

(Accepted--January 9, 2018)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Members of the House and staff, breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by the Palmetto Association of Licensed Midwives.

(Accepted--January 9, 2018)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Members of the House, luncheon, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by the South Carolina Consortium for Gifted Education.

(Accepted--January 9, 2018)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Members of the House and staff, reception, USC Alumni Center, by the University of South Carolina.

(Accepted--January 9, 2018)

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Members of the House and staff, breakfast, Room 112, Blatt Bldg., by the SC Commission for the Blind.

(Accepted--January 9, 2018)

HOUSE ASSEMBLIES

Thursday, January 25, 2018

To recognize the James F. Byrnes High School Softball Team, coaches and other school officials.

(Under H.4535--Adopted--January 9, 2018)

Thursday, January 25, 2018

To recognize the St. James High School Girls Golf Team, coaches and other school officials.

(Under H.4568--Adopted--January 10, 2018)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

To recognize the River Bluff High School Girls Tennis Team, coaches and other school officials.

(Under H.4576--Adopted--January 10, 2018)

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

To recognize Palmetto High School Competitive Cheerleading Squad, coaches and other school officials.

(Under H.4586--Adopted--January 10, 2018)

SPECIAL INTRODUCTIONS/ RECOGNITIONS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

SECOND READING STATEWIDE UNCONTESTED BILLS

H. 4378 (Word version)--Reps. McCoy, Ott, Lucas, Anderson, Ballentine, Blackwell, Caskey, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Finlay, Forrester, Gilliard, Hardee, Henegan, Hixon, Mack, Pope, Rutherford, J. E. Smith, Sandifer, Stavrinakis, Erickson, Huggins, W. Newton, Bales, Young, McEachern, Clary, Tallon, Brown, Fry, Robinson-Simpson, V. S. Moss, Clyburn, Bennett, Arrington, Jefferson, King and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 58 SO AS TO CREATE THE UTILITY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION, DUTIES, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE COMMITTEE; TO REPEAL ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 58 RELATING TO THE STATE REGULATION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES REVIEW COMMITTEE; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 8-13-935, 58-3-5, 58-9-280, 58-9-285, 58-9-2689, 58-27-2630, 58-31-20, AND 58-39-140, ALL RELATING TO UTILITIES AND THE REGULATION AND OVERSIGHT OF UTILITIES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.
(Prefiled--Thursday, November 09, 2017)
(Judiciary Com.--January 09, 2018)
(Fav. With Amdt.--January 10, 2018)
(Debate adjourned until Wed., Jan. 17, 2018--January 16, 2018)

H. 4377 (Word version)--Reps. McCoy, Ott, Lucas, Anderson, Ballentine, Blackwell, Caskey, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Finlay, Forrester, Gilliard, Hardee, Hixon, Mack, Pope, Rutherford, J. E. Smith, Sandifer, Stavrinakis, Erickson, Huggins, W. Newton, Bales, Young, McEachern, Clary, Tallon, Brown, Fry, V. S. Moss, Clyburn, Bennett, Arrington and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SO AS TO REVISE THE MEMBERSHIP; TO AMEND

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SECTION 58-3-30, RELATING TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSIONERS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES TO ATTEND AT LEAST SIX HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION CURRICULUM; TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-225, RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF MEETINGS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSIONERS TO QUESTION THE PARTIES THOROUGHLY DURING HEARINGS OF CONTESTED CASES WHEN APPROPRIATE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-260, RELATING TO COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SO AS TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REVIEW COMMITTEE AND CERTAIN OTHER LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
(Prefiled--Thursday, November 09, 2017)
(Judiciary Com.--January 09, 2018)
(Favorable--January 10, 2018)
(Debate adjourned until Wed., Jan. 17, 2018--January 16, 2018)

H. 4379 (Word version)--Reps. McCoy, Ott, Lucas, Anderson, Ballentine, Blackwell, Caskey, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Finlay, Forrester, Gilliard, Hardee, Henegan, Hixon, Mack, Pope, Rutherford, J. E. Smith, Sandifer, Stavrinakis, Erickson, Huggins, W. Newton, Bales, Young, McEachern, Clary, Tallon, Brown, Fry, Robinson-Simpson, V. S. Moss, Clyburn, Bennett, Arrington and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO CHAPTER 7, TITLE 1 SO AS TO CREATE THE UTILITIES CONSUMER ADVOCATE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE UTILITIES CONSUMER ADVOCATE, AMONG OTHER THINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 58-4-10, RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF AND ITS MISSION, SO AS TO REMOVE THE PRESERVATION OF THE FINANCIAL INTEGRITY OF THE STATE'S PUBLIC UTILITIES, CONTINUED INVESTMENT, AND MAINTENANCE OF FACILITIES FROM THE MISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 58-4-50, RELATING TO REGULATORY STAFF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, SO AS TO ADD

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THAT THE OFFICE SHALL PROVIDE RESEARCH, EXPERTISE, AND OTHER ASSISTANCE TO THE UTILITIES CONSUMER ADVOCATE AND MAKE OTHER CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 58-4-55, RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF'S ABILITY TO REQUEST CERTAIN INFORMATION, SO AS TO ADD THAT THE OFFICE SHALL HAVE SUBPOENA POWERS AND THAT THE UTILITIES CONSUMER ADVOCATE MAY REQUEST THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO ISSUE SUBPOENAS ON HIS BEHALF, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE REQUESTED INFORMATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 58-4-80, RELATING TO INTERVENTION IN CIVIL PROCEEDINGS BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ON APPEAL THE OFFICE DOES NOT REPRESENT THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
(Prefiled--Thursday, November 09, 2017)
(Judiciary Com.--January 09, 2018)
(Favorable--January 10, 2018)
(Debate adjourned until Wed., Jan. 17, 2018--January 16, 2018)

H. 4376 (Word version)--Reps. McCoy, Ott, Lucas, Anderson, Ballentine, Blackwell, Caskey, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Finlay, Forrester, Gilliard, Hardee, Henegan, Hixon, Mack, Pope, Rutherford, J. E. Smith, Sandifer, Stavrinakis, Erickson, Huggins, W. Newton, Bales, Young, McEachern, Clary, Tallon, Brown, Robinson-Simpson, V. S. Moss, Bennett, Arrington and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE TERMS OF ALL PRESENT MEMBERS OF THE BOARD SHALL EXPIRE ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION AT WHICH TIME NEW MEMBERS OF THE BOARD WITH SPECIFIED QUALIFICATIONS SHALL BE APPOINTED IN THE MANNER PROVIDED IN THE SECTION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE RECONSTITUTED BOARD; BY ADDING SECTION 58-31-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NEW OR REVISED ELECTRIC RATES AND CHARGES OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE

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AUTHORITY AS PROPOSED BY THE AUTHORITY MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION FOR APPROVAL AND DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION IN THE MANNER PROVIDED BY ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 27, TITLE 58 AS SUPPLEMENTED BY ANY OTHER APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF LAW; TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-30, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY AND ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SO AS TO REVISE THE POWER OF THE AUTHORITY TO FIX RATES AND CHARGES SO THAT NEW AND REVISED RATES AND CHARGES SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION AND APPROVAL OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AND THAT NO NEW RATES OR REVISED CHARGES MAY BE IMPOSED OR APPROVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING ANY OF THE ABANDONMENT COSTS OF THE TWO NEW NUCLEAR REACTORS CONSTRUCTED PURSUANT TO THE BASE LOAD REVIEW ACT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-360, RELATING TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S COVENANTS WITH HOLDERS OF BONDED OR OTHER INDEBTEDNESS OF THE AUTHORITY, SO AS TO CLARIFY AND FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THESE COVENANTS AS A RESULT OF THE ABANDONMENT OF THE TWO NUCLEAR REACTORS REFERRED TO ABOVE.
(Prefiled--Thursday, November 09, 2017)
(Judiciary Com.--January 09, 2018)
(Favorable--January 10, 2018)
(Debate adjourned until Wed., Jan. 17, 2018--January 16, 2018)

H. 4375 (Word version)--Reps. McCoy, Ott, Lucas, Anderson, Ballentine, Blackwell, Caskey, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Finlay, Forrester, Gilliard, Hardee, Henegan, Hixon, Mack, Pope, Rutherford, J. E. Smith, Sandifer, Stavrinakis, Erickson, Huggins, W. Newton, Bales, Young, McEachern, Clary, Tallon, Brown, Fry, Robinson-Simpson, V. S. Moss, Clyburn, Martin, Magnuson, Bennett, Arrington and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 34 TO TITLE 58 SO AS TO ESTABLISH PROVISIONS FOR SPECIFIC UTILITY PLANTS OR PROJECTS IN REGARD TO RATE DETERMINATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS WHICH WILL SUPPLEMENT THE GENERAL RATE PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 27, TITLE

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58; TO AMEND ARTICLES 4 AND 5, CHAPTER 33, TITLE 58, RELATING TO THE BASE LOAD REVIEW ACT OF 2007, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR PROCEDURAL AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THE ACT, INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT RATE INCREASES FOR THESE BASE LOAD PLANTS PROSPECTIVELY SHALL BE DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 27, TITLE 58, AS WELL AS CERTAIN REVISED PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE; TO AMEND SECTION 58-27-850, RELATING TO CHANGES OF RATES BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AFTER INVESTIGATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND THE ARTICLE WHEREIN IT IS CONTAINED SHALL BE SUPPLEMENTED BY THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 34; AND TO DELETE ARTICLES 1, 3, AND 7 OF CHAPTER 33, TITLE 58, RELATING TO UTILITY FACILITY SITING, PROTECTIONS, AND CERTIFICATION.
(Prefiled--Thursday, November 09, 2017)
(Judiciary Com.--January 09, 2018)
(Fav. With Amdt.--January 10, 2018)
(Debate adjourned until Wed., Jan. 17, 2018--January 16, 2018)

H. 4380 (Word version)--Reps. McCoy, Ott, Lucas, Anderson, Ballentine, Blackwell, Caskey, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Finlay, Forrester, Gilliard, Hardee, Henegan, Hixon, Mack, Pope, Rutherford, J. E. Smith, Sandifer, Stavrinakis, Erickson, Huggins, W. Newton, Bales, Young, McEachern, Clary, Tallon, Brown, Robinson-Simpson, V. S. Moss, Clyburn, Bennett and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-27-875 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION SHALL ORDER REFUNDS TO RATEPAYERS OF AMOUNTS COLLECTED FOR COSTS ATTRIBUTED TO PROJECTS CONSTRUCTED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE BASE LOAD REVIEW ACT IN SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES; TO PROVIDE UTILITIES BEAR THE BURDEN OF PROVING THAT COLLECTED COSTS MAY BE RECOVERABLE UNDER STATE LAW; AND TO PROVIDE THE COMMISSION SHALL ORDER SUCH REFUNDS ON JUST AND REASONABLE BASES AND MAY MAKE SUCH REFUNDS BY ESTABLISHING CREDITS

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TO RATEPAYERS OVER PERIODS OF TIME AND UNDER CONDITIONS THAT ARE JUST AND REASONABLE.
(Prefiled--Thursday, November 09, 2017)
(Judiciary Com.--January 09, 2018)
(Favorable--January 10, 2018)
(Debate adjourned until Wed., Jan. 17, 2018--January 16, 2018)

WITHDRAWAL OF OBJECTIONS/REQUEST FOR DEBATE

UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUESTS

VETO ON:

H. 3462 (Word version)--(Debate adjourned until Tue., Jan. 8, 2019--March 22, 2017)

MOTION PERIOD

SECOND READING STATEWIDE CONTESTED BILLS

H. 3529 (Word version)--(Debate adjourned until Wed., Jan. 24, 2018--January 11, 2018)

H. 3565 (Word version)--Reps. Fry, Crawford, Elliott, Burns, Clemmons, Allison, Jordan, Yow, Johnson, Atwater, Duckworth, Ryhal, Loftis, Hewitt, V. S. Moss, D. C. Moss, Daning, Hardee, Felder, Erickson, Bales, Hamilton, Huggins, Putnam, Anthony, Bedingfield, West, Atkinson, Bennett, B. Newton, Lucas, Arrington, Ballentine, Chumley, Crosby, Davis, Delleney, Forrester, Gagnon, Hixon, Long, Lowe, Murphy, Pitts, Pope, S. Rivers, Sandifer, Simrill, Stringer, Taylor, Thayer, White, Bannister, Tallon, McCravy, Quinn and McEachern: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-600, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TIMELY REQUESTS FOR CONTESTED CASE HEARINGS UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT AND RELATED PROVISIONS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH AN AUTOMATIC STAY CONCERNING LICENSE ISSUANCES, RENEWALS AND THE LIKE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE

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CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH THE AUTOMATIC STAY MAY BE LIFTED.
(Judiciary Com.--January 24, 2017)
(Fav. With Amdt.--February 15, 2017)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Anderson, Bernstein, Brown, Clary, Crawford, Dillard, Douglas, Forrest, Fry, Hardee, Henegan, Hill, Hixon, Johnson, King, Knight, McCoy, McEachern, Murphy, Norrell, Ott, Pitts, Ridgeway, Robinson-Simpson, J.E. Smith, Taylor, Wheeler, Williams and Willis--February 21, 2017)
(Debate adjourned until Tue., Jan. 16, 2018--January 10, 2018)

H. 3064 (Word version)--(Debate adjourned until Wed., Jan. 24, 2018--January 10, 2018)

H. 3722 (Word version)--Ways and Means Committee: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 1377 OF 1968, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL PROJECTS AND CONFORM THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL INDEBTEDNESS AMOUNT TO THE ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS AUTHORIZED HEREBY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 2-7-105, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, DO NOT APPLY TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.
(Without Reference--March 29, 2017)
(Requests for debate by Reps. Anderson, Anthony, Bales, Bedingfield, Cobb-Hunter, Crosby, Davis, Dillard, Douglas, Gilliard, Govan, Hill, Hiott, Hosey, Jefferson, King, Loftis, Mack, Robinson-Simpson, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, Toole, Weeks, West, White and Williams--April 19, 2017)
(Debate adjourned until Thu., Jan. 11, 2018--January 10, 2018)

S. 367 (Word version)--(Debate adjourned until Thu., Feb. 22, 2018--January 10, 2018)


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