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H 3945 General Bill, By G.M. Smith, Harrell, Lucas, Bannister, Toole, Stringer, Hamilton, Sottile, Barfield, Bingham, Spires, Hardwick, Owens, Hiott, Long, Erickson, Murphy, Horne, Willis, Gagnon, Simrill, Funderburk, Henderson and W.J. McLeod
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Summary: Commission on Ethics Enforcement and Disclosure
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 4 TO CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION ON ETHICS ENFORCEMENT AND DISCLOSURE, TO PROVIDE FOR ITS POWERS, DUTIES, PROCEDURES, AND JURISDICTION, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS; TO REPEAL ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8 RELATING TO THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION; TO REPEAL ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8 RELATING TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEES; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-100, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN REGARD TO ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM, SO AS TO REVISE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-700, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO USE OF AN OFFICIAL POSITION OR OFFICE FOR FINANCIAL GAIN, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DETERMINES THAT HE HAS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST, HE MUST COMPLY WITH CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS BEFORE ABSTAINING FROM ALL VOTES ON THE MATTER, AND TO PROVIDE FOR WHEN A PUBLIC OFFICIAL WHO IS REQUIRED TO RECUSE HIMSELF FROM A MATTER MUST DO SO; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-740, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REPRESENTATION OF ANOTHER PERSON BY A PUBLIC OFFICIAL BEFORE A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY, SO AS TO FURTHER DELINEATE WHAT IS CONSIDERED A CONTESTED CASE WHEN REPRESENTATION BY A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS PERMITTED; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-745, RELATING TO PAID REPRESENTATION OF CLIENTS AND CONTRACTING BY A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OR AN ASSOCIATE IN PARTICULAR SITUATIONS, SO AS TO DELETE A PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN CONTRACTS WITH AN ENTITY FUNDED WITH GENERAL FUNDS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CONTENTS OF STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTEREST, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THESE CONTENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1300, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN REGARD TO CAMPAIGN PRACTICES, SO AS TO REVISE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1318, RELATING TO ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO RETIRE CAMPAIGN DEBTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE ANY SUCH CONTRIBUTIONS TO BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE ONLY; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1338, RELATING TO PERSONS WHO MAY NOT SOLICIT CONTRIBUTIONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE HEAD OF ANY STATE AGENCY WHO IS SELECTED BY THE GOVERNOR, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OR AN APPOINTED OR ELECTED BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1340, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS BY ONE CANDIDATE TO ANOTHER OR THROUGH COMMITTEES CONTROLLED BY A CANDIDATE, SO AS TO DELETE AN EXCEPTION FOR A COMMITTEE CONTROLLED BY A CANDIDATE IF IT IS THE ONLY SUCH COMMITTEE, AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 8-13-1510 AND 8-13-1520, BOTH AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR ETHICAL AND OTHER VIOLATIONS, AND BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1530 SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS AND FOR WHERE CERTAIN WILFUL VIOLATIONS MUST BE TRIED; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 8-13-710 AND 8-13-715 RELATING TO REPORTING OF PARTICULAR GIFTS AND AUTHORIZED REIMBURSEMENTS FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS.
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04/11/13House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 70)
04/11/13House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 70)
04/18/13House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Toole, Stringer, Hamilton, Sottile, Barfield, Bingham, Spires, Hardwick, Burns, Brannon, Owens, Hiott, R.L.Brown, Branham, Allison, Forrester, Long, Erickson, Murphy, Horne, Willis, Gagnon, Simrill, Funderburk
04/18/13House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 10)
04/19/13 Scrivener's error corrected
04/23/13House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson
04/24/13House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Branham, Brannon
04/24/13House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Delleney, Lucas, Simrill, Ballentine, Norman, Felder, Atwater, Spires, HA Crawford, Robinson-Simpson, Dilliard, Hamilton, Hardwick, Clemmons, Goldfinch, GR Smith, Bedingfield, VS Moss, Loftis, Nanney, Hardee, Owens, Gilliard, Brannon, Ryhal, Burns, DC Moss, Chumly, Toole, Tallon, Allison, Wood, Forrester, Branham, Hosey, Skelton, Hiott, Neal, Douglas, Ridgeway, Newton, Cobb-Hunter, Bernstein, Mitchell, Williams, Jefferson, JE Smith, Hart, Munnerlyn, McEachern, Sandifer, Murphy (House Journal-page 69)
04/25/13House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: R.L.Brown
04/30/13House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Allison, Forrester, Burns
04/30/13House Amended (House Journal-page 107)
04/30/13House Read second time (House Journal-page 107)
04/30/13House Roll call Yeas-113 Nays-7 (House Journal-page 179)
05/01/13House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 150)
05/01/13House Roll call Yeas-101 Nays-5 (House Journal-page 151)
05/02/13Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 18)
05/02/13Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 18)
05/02/13Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Rankin (ch), Hutto, Malloy, Campsen, Massey
05/13/13Senate Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., minority unfavorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 7)
05/29/13Senate Motion For Special Order Failed (Senate Journal-page 54)
05/29/13Senate Roll call Ayes-24 Nays-20 (Senate Journal-page 54)
05/30/13Senate Special order, set for May 30, 2013 (Senate Journal-page 43)
05/30/13Senate Roll call Ayes-31 Nays-14 (Senate Journal-page 43)
06/04/13Senate Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 146)
06/05/13Senate Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 86)
01/22/14Senate Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 10)
01/23/14Senate Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 15)
02/04/14Senate Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 25)
02/05/14Senate Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 35)
02/06/14Senate Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 28)
02/20/14Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 40)
02/20/14Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 40)
02/20/14Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-3 (Senate Journal-page 40)
02/26/14Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 43)
02/26/14Senate Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 43)
02/27/14Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 42)
02/27/14Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 42)
02/27/14Senate Roll call Ayes-33 Nays-2 (Senate Journal-page 42)
03/03/14 Scrivener's error corrected
03/19/14House Debate adjourned until Thur., 3-20-14 (House Journal-page 16)
03/20/14House Debate adjourned until Tues., 3-25-14 (House Journal-page 26)
03/25/14House Debate adjourned until Wed., 3-26-14 (House Journal-page 35)
03/26/14House Committed to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 59)
05/07/14House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 3)
05/08/14House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.J.McLeod
05/14/14House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Delleney, Norman, Hixon, Cole, Tallon, Brannon, VS Moss, Robinson-Simpson, Hardee, Hosey, Anderson, Douglas, McEachern, Mitchell, King, McCoy (House Journal-page 17)
05/21/14House Amended (House Journal-page 16)
05/21/14House Read second time (House Journal-page 65)
05/21/14House Roll call Yeas-114 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 68)
05/21/14House Reconsidered (House Journal-page 95)
05/21/14House Amended (House Journal-page 97)
05/21/14House Read second time (House Journal-page 97)
05/21/14House Roll call Yeas-110 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 101)
05/22/14House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments (House Journal-page 30)
05/27/14Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment (Senate Journal-page 45)
05/27/14Senate Roll call Ayes-2 Nays-39 (Senate Journal-page 45)
05/28/14House House insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Reps. Delleney, Bannister, Weeks (House Journal-page 34)
05/28/14Senate Conference committee appointed Hayes, Rankin, Hutto (Senate Journal-page 34)
06/05/14House Conference report received and adopted (House Journal-page 33)
06/05/14House Roll call Yeas-101 Nays-12 (House Journal-page 72)



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