South Carolina General Assembly
119th Session, 2011-2012
Legislation Prefiled in the Senate

PREFILED BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR DECEMBER 8, 2010

S. 211 (Word version) -- Senators Matthews, Land, Leatherman, Leventis, Hutto and Williams: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 54 TO TITLE 11 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE "I-95 CORRIDOR AUTHORITY ACT" AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION, DUTIES, AND POWERS OF THE AUTHORITY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 212 (Word version) -- Senators McConnell and Shoopman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-700, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE USE OF OFFICIAL POSITION OR OFFICE FOR FINANCIAL GAIN AND DISCLOSURE OF POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE MEMBER BE EXCUSED FROM ALL VOTES INVOLVING A POTENTIAL CONFLICT ON THE FLOOR OF THE RESPECTIVE HOUSE, DURING COMMITTEE PROCEEDINGS OR SUBCOMMITTEE PROCEEDINGS, AND TO PROHIBIT THE MEMBER FROM LISTING HIS RECUSAL ON THE VOTE IN THE JOURNAL IF THE MEMBER PARTICIPATED IN ANY MANNER ON THE MATTER.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 213 (Word version) -- Senator McConnell: A BILL TO DIRECT THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE COMMISSIONER TO INCLUDE BEGINNING WITH THE 2011 CUMULATIVE SUPPLEMENT TO THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, CERTAIN REPORTER'S COMMENTS IN REGARD TO VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROBATE CODE IN TITLE 62, AMENDED BY ACT 244 OF 2010.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 214 (Word version) -- Senator Thomas: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-73-492 SO AS TO PROVIDE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION EXPERIENCE RATING PLAN USED IN THIS STATE MUST CALCULATE THE RATE OF AN INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYER BASED ON ALL PAYROLL HISTORY DATA AND LOSS HISTORY DATA PROVIDED BY THE INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYER AND MAY NOT EXCLUDE THIS DATA BECAUSE IT FAILS TO FALL WITHIN A SPECIFIED TIME PERIOD.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 215 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 47, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "THIS ARTICLE" AND REPLACE IT WITH "SECTION 56-5-6410", AND TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A DRIVER OR OCCUPANT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE TO SMOKE A TOBACCO PRODUCT WHILE A CHILD WHO IS LESS THAN TEN YEARS OLD IS ALSO AN OCCUPANT OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 216 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-720 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO ENTITIES WHOSE EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES ARE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE PLANS, TO UPDATE REFERENCES RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS AND TO ALLOW EMPLOYEES OF BERKELEY CITIZENS, BABCOCK CENTER, CHARLES LEA CENTER, AND TRI DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF AIKEN COUNTY TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE PLANS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 9-1-10, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEM, TO UPDATE REFERENCES RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES IN THE DEFINITIONS OF "EMPLOYEE" AND "EMPLOYER" AND TO INCLUDE WITHIN THOSE DEFINITIONS BERKELEY CITIZENS, BABCOCK CENTER, CHARLES LEA CENTER, AND TRI DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF AIKEN COUNTY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 217 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-65-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO MANDATORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, TO PROVIDE THAT A CHILD MUST ATTEND SCHOOL UNTIL HE ATTAINS THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN, GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL, OR RECEIVES A HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA; TO AMEND SECTION 63-19-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS, TO DEFINE "CHILD" FOR THE PURPOSES OF TRUANCY; TO AMEND SECTION 63-19-1030, RELATING TO PREHEARING INQUIRY, TO INCLUDE TITLES FOR TRUANCY PETITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 63-19-1420, RELATING TO DRIVERS LICENSE SUSPENSION AND RESTRICTION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COURT SUSPENSION OR RESTRICTION OF A CHILD'S DRIVERS LICENSE UPON THE FINDING OF VIOLATION OF COURT TRUANCY ORDER; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-19-1440, RELATING TO COMMITMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMMITMENT OF A CHILD WHO VIOLATES A COURT ORDER TO ATTEND SCHOOL.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 218 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 27 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING CHAPTER 52, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION ACT."
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 219 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-95-20 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT, INCLUDING EXCEPTIONS TO PLACES WHERE SMOKING IS PROHIBITED, TO DELETE PROVISIONS ALLOWING SMOKING IN CERTAIN PRIVATE OFFICES AND TEACHER LOUNGES AT SCHOOLS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-485 TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO SMOKE OR POSSESS LIGHTED SMOKING MATERIAL IN OUTDOOR AREAS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PRESCHOOLS AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 220 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-149 TO PROHIBIT THE RESALE OF FOOD THAT HAS BEEN SERVED OR SOLD TO AND POSSESSED BY A CONSUMER.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 221 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3720 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO REQUIRED EQUIPMENT FOR MOPED USE UPON STATE ROADS, TO REQUIRE THAT MOPEDS BE EQUIPPED WITH A STROBE LIGHT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3730, RELATING TO MOPED DRIVERS' USE OF OPERATING LIGHTS, TO REQUIRE THE USE OF A STROBE LIGHT FOR INCREASED VISIBILITY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 222 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 53-3-120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF PURPLE HEART DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA, SO AS TO MOVE THE DAY FROM THE THIRD SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY TO THE SEVENTH DAY OF AUGUST IN ORDER TO COINCIDE WITH THE DATE GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON ORIGINALLY AUTHORIZED THE AWARD.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 223 (Word version) -- Senators Knotts and Davis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 47-1-45 SO AS TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO KNOWINGLY OR INTENTIONALLY CONFINE OR RESTRAIN CERTAIN ANIMALS IN A CRUEL MANNER OR KNOWINGLY OR INTENTIONALLY CAUSE CRUEL CONFINEMENT OR RESTRAINING OF AN ANIMAL, TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS IN REGARD TO THE ABOVE, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL LOCAL ORDINANCES AND LAWS GOVERNING THE CONFINEMENT OR RESTRAINING OF ANIMALS ARE PREEMPTED BY STATE LAW.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

S. 224 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-111-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FREE TUITION FOR CERTAIN VETERANS' CHILDREN, SO AS TO ALSO PROVIDE FREE TUITION TO CHILDREN OF CERTAIN ACTIVE DUTY SERVICEMEMBERS WITH HONORABLE WARTIME SERVICE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 225 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-3890 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR CERTAIN PERSONS WHO ARE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE TO USE A WIRELESS ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO COMPOSE, SEND, OR READ A TEXT-BASED COMMUNICATION AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING THIS PROVISION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-720, RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT OF POINTS AGAINST A PERSON'S DRIVING RECORD FOR CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ONE POINT MUST BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE DRIVING RECORD OF A PERSON CONVICTED OF USING A WIRELESS ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO COMPOSE, SEND, OR READ A TEXT-BASED COMMUNICATION WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 226 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 12 TO TITLE 23 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION OF ANIMAL ABUSERS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 227 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-10-340, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SNACKS SOLD FOR STUDENT CONSUMPTION IN SCHOOLS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR FAT, CALORIE, AND SUGAR CONTENT STANDARDS THAT SNACK FOOD AND BEVERAGES MUST MEET IN ORDER TO BE SOLD IN SCHOOLS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-10-380, RELATING TO FOOD OR BEVERAGE ITEMS SOLD AS A FUNDRAISER, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STANDARDS DO NOT APPLY TO ITEMS SOLD AS FUNDRAISERS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-10-345 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR FAT, CALORIE, AND SUGAR CONTENT STANDARDS AND PORTION SIZE STANDARDS THAT FOODS AND BEVERAGES MUST MEET IN ORDER TO BE SOLD IN SCHOOLS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 228 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO ENACT THE SOUTH CAROLINA VALUE BASED BUDGETING ACT; TO AMEND TITLE 2 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BY ADDING CHAPTER 9 TO PROVIDE FOR THE JOINT VALUE BASED BUDGET AGENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE, AND ITS FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 11-11-15, RELATING THE BUDGET FUNCTIONS OF THE GOVERNOR, TO PROVIDE FOR THE TIME WITHIN WHICH THE RECOMMENDED BUDGET MUST BE SUBMITTED, TO PROVIDE THAT THE RECOMMENDED STATE BUDGET MUST BE PREPARED UTILIZING VALUE BASED BUDGETING PRINCIPALS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE RECOMMENDED BUDGET, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE STATEMENTS, BALANCE SHEETS, AND GENERAL SURVEYS THAT MUST ACCOMPANY THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDED BUDGETS; TO AMEND SECTION 11-11-30, RELATING TO ANNUAL AGENCY FUNDING ESTIMATES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ESTIMATES MUST BE PREPARED UTILIZING VALUE BASED BUDGETING PRINCIPALS AND MUST CONTAIN THE SAME INFORMATION THAT IS REQUIRED TO BE IN THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED BUDGET; TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 2, RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL, BY DIVIDING THE CHAPTER INTO SEPARATE ARTICLES, AND BY ADDING AGENCY REVIEW EXAMINATIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL'S DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH AND THE PROCEDURE BY WHICH THE AGENCY REVIEWS MUST BE CONDUCTED, TO PROVIDE THAT THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL MUST MAKE A REPORT OF ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATION AND WHAT MUST BE CONTAINED IN THE REPORT; TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 2, RELATING TO THE GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-260 TO PROVIDE THAT FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF AGENCY REVIEW EXAMINATION REPORTS BY THE RELEVANT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES OF JURISDICTION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR LEGISLATION CONCERNING THE REPORTS; TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 11, RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET SYSTEM, BY ADDING AN ARTICLE 7, TO ESTABLISH A INNOVATIONS AND COST SAVINGS RESERVE FUND FOR EACH STATE AGENCY, TO PROVIDE FOR THE FUNDING METHOD FOR EACH TRUST FUND, AND TO PROVIDE THE APPROPRIATE USE OF THE REVENUE IN THE FUNDS; TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 11, RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET SYSTEM, BY ADDING AN ARTICLE 9 TO PROVIDE THE PARAMETERS WITHIN WHICH STATE AGENCIES MAY EXERCISE FLEXIBILITY IN SPENDING AGENCY EARMARKED AND RESTRICTED ACCOUNTS TO ABSORB GENERAL FUND REDUCTIONS MANDATED IN AN ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 11-11-70, SECTION 11-11-80, AND TO DEFINE TERMS AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 229 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO ENACT THE PROPERTY OWNER PROTECTION ACT OF 2011, BY AMENDING ARTICLE 25, CHAPTER 37, TITLE 12, BY ADDING SECTION 12-37-3135, TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN A PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY UNDERGOES AN ASSESSABLE TRANSFER OF INTEREST AFTER PROPERTY TAX YEAR 2010, THE PROPERTY TAX VALUE SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN PERCENT OF THE PROPERTY TAX VALUE AS PREVIOUSLY CARRIED ON THE BOOKS OF THE ASSESSOR; TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-320, RELATING TO THE LIMITATION ON MILLAGE RATE INCREASES, TO PROVIDE THAT ANY MILLAGE INCREASE ALLOWED BUT NOT LEVIED FOR THE THREE PRECEDING PROPERTY TAX YEARS MAY BE LEVIED IN THE YEAR IN WHICH THE LIMIT APPLIES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-251, RELATING TO ROLLBACK MILLAGE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE FORMULA SHALL BE BASED ON PROPERTY TAXES LEVIED INSTEAD OF PROPERTY TAX REVENUES AND TO PROVIDE THAT ASSESSMENTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO ASSESSABLE TRANSFERS OF INTEREST MAY BE DEDUCTED; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-3130, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF 'ADDITIONS' AND 'IMPROVEMENTS', TO PROVIDE THAT THE ISSUANCE OF A PERMIT IS NOT DE FACTO PROOF OF AN ADDITION OR IMPROVEMENT; AND BY ADDING SECTION 12-60-2570, TO PROVIDE THAT IF AN APPRAISAL RESULTING FROM AN ASSESSABLE TRANSFER OF INTEREST DETERMINES THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF A PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY IS HIGHER THAN THE CONSIDERATION GIVEN FOR THE INTEREST IN THE PARCEL, THE COUNTY ASSESSOR SHALL HAVE THE BURDEN OF PROOF OF SHOWING THAT THE HIGHER FAIR MARKET VALUE IS APPROPRIATE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 230 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-3-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SUBSISTENCE EXPENSES FOR MEMBERS AND THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY ONLY RECEIVE REIMBURSEMENT FOR ACTUAL EXPENSES INCURRED FOR MEALS AND LODGING FOR EACH LEGISLATIVE DAY, TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF STANDING COMMITTEES AND JOINT STUDY COMMITTEES TRAVELLING ON OFFICIAL STATE BUSINESS OR OFFICIAL BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OR THE SENATE MAY BE REIMBURSED ONLY FOR ACTUAL EXPENSES INCURRED FOR LODGING AND MEALS AND FOR MILEAGE AT THE RATE PROVIDED FOR BY LAW FOR THE ACTUAL DISTANCE TRAVELED IN THE MOST DIRECT ROUTE GOING TO AND RETURNING FROM THEIR HOMES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR LIMITATIONS ON THE ACTUAL AMOUNT REIMBURSED.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 231 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-550, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SPECIAL PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF BEER AND WINE, SO AS TO REMOVE SPECIFIC REFERENCES TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 232 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS OF THE STATE CERTIFICATION OF NEED AND HEALTH CARE FACILITY ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF HEALTH CARE FACILITY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 233 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-340 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO REQUIRED PROVISIONS IN INDIVIDUAL ACCIDENT AND HEALTH POLICY FORMS, TO PROVIDE THAT POLICY FORMS SHALL CONTAIN A PROVISION STATING THE INSURER MAY PAY ALL OR A PORTION OF INDEMNITIES TO THE CARE PROVIDER UNLESS THE INSURED DIRECTS OTHERWISE IN WRITING.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 234 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 6, TITLE 62 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING SECTION 62-6-301, TO PROVIDE THAT INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY MAY BE TRANSFERRED UPON DEATH BY A BENEFICIARY DEED DESIGNATING A GRANTEE-BENEFICIARY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 235 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 4-9-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO POWERS OF A COUNTY GOVERNMENT, TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY TO ADOPT BY ORDINANCE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A PROPERTY OWNER SHALL KEEP A LOT OR OTHER PROPERTY CLEAN AND FREE OF RUBBISH AND TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR ENFORCEMENT OF THE ORDINANCE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 236 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 2 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-190 TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTION TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IF THAT PERSON HAS SERVED SIX TERMS IN THE SAME BODY, AND THAT NO PERSON SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTION TO THE SENATE IF THAT PERSON HAS SERVED FOUR TERMS IN THE SAME BODY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY TERM SERVED FOR WHICH THE ELECTION WAS HELD PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2011, SHALL NOT BE COUNTED AS A TERM SERVED.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 237 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REFUSE ALL FUNDS AUTHORIZED FOR OUR STATE BY THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 238 (Word version) -- Senators L. Martin and Peeler: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA RESTRUCTURING ACT" INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AGENCIES OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT BY ADDING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION; BY ADDING SECTION 1-30-125 TO ESTABLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AS AN AGENCY OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT TO BE HEADED BY A DIRECTOR APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, AND TO TRANSFER TO THIS NEWLY CREATED DEPARTMENT CERTAIN OFFICES AND DIVISIONS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, AND OTHER AGENCIES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR TRANSITIONAL AND OTHER PROVISIONS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE ABOVE; BY ADDING CHAPTER 6 TO TITLE 1 TO CREATE THE OFFICE OF STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL AS A SEPARATE DIVISION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURPOSE, DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND AUTHORITY OF THE STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL, TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION OF "EXECUTIVE AGENCIES" FOR PURPOSES OF THIS CHAPTER, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECEIPT AND INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS RELATING TO IMPROPER OR UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY WITHIN EXECUTIVE AGENCIES OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT; TO AMEND SECTIONS 1-11-20, AS AMENDED, 1-11-22, 1-11-55, 1-11-56, 1-11-58, 1-11-65, 1-11-67, 1-11-70, 1-11-80, 1-11-90, 1-11-100, 1-11-110, 1-11-180, 1-11-220, 1-11-225, 1-11-250, 1-11-260, 1-11-270, 1-11-280, 1-11-290, 1-11-300, 1-11-310, 1-11-315, 1-11-320, 1-11-335, 1-11-340, 1-11-435, 2-13-240, AS AMENDED, CHAPTER 9 OF TITLE 3; 10-1-10, 10-1-30, AS AMENDED, 10-1-40, 10-1-130, 10-1-190, AS AMENDED, CHAPTER 9 OF TITLE 10, 10-11-50, AS AMENDED, 10-11-90, 10-11-110, 10-11-140, 10-11-330; 11-9-610, 11-9-620, 11-9-630, 11-35-3810, 11-35-3820, 11-35-3830, 11-35-3840, 13-7-30, 13-7-830, ALL AS AMENDED, 48-46-30, AS AMENDED, 48-46-40, AS AMENDED, 48-46-50, 48-46-60, 48-46-90, 48-52-410, 48-52-440, 44-52-460, 44-53-530, AS AMENDED, AND 44-96-140; AND TO ADD SECTION 1-11-185 ALL RELATING TO VARIOUS AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT PROVISIONS SO AS TO CONFORM THEM TO THE ABOVE PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO THE NEW DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION OR TO SUPPLEMENT SUCH PROVISIONS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 239 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-130 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "MOTOR VEHICLE", TO EXCLUDE "MOPEDS" FROM VEHICLES INCLUDED IN THE TERM'S DEFINITION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 240 (Word version) -- Senator Bryant: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING ARTICLE 109, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE GADSDEN FLAG SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 241 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA DYSLEXIA TASKFORCE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION OF THE TASKFORCE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE TASKFORCE SHALL REPORT ITS FINDINGS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 242 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A BILL TO DESIGNATE SECTIONS 2-15-10 THROUGH 2-15-120 OF CHAPTER 15, TITLE 2 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL, AS ARTICLE 1; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 2, BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO ESTABLISH THE OFFICE OF PROGRAM POLICY ANALYSIS AND GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES AND FUNCTION OF THIS OFFICE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 243 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-1-40 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO APPEARANCE AS AN ATTORNEY IN A CASE BEFORE A MAGISTRATE, TO PROHIBIT SENATORS, THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, AND LEGAL ASSOCIATES FROM REPRESENTING ANOTHER PERSON AS AN ATTORNEY AT LAW BEFORE A MAGISTRATE THE SENATOR RECOMMENDED TO THE GOVERNOR FOR APPOINTMENT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 244 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, BY ADDING SECTION 25 TO PREEMPT ANY FEDERAL LAW OR RULE THAT RESTRICTS A PERSON'S CHOICE OF PRIVATE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS OR THE RIGHT TO PAY FOR MEDICAL SERVICES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 245 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO ENACT THE "LIFE BEGINNING AT CONCEPTION ACT" WHICH ESTABLISHES THAT THE RIGHT TO LIFE FOR EACH BORN AND PREBORN HUMAN BEING VESTS AT FERTILIZATION, AND THAT THE RIGHTS OF DUE PROCESS AND EQUAL PROTECTION, GUARANTEED BY ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, VEST AT FERTILIZATION FOR EACH BORN AND PREBORN HUMAN PERSON.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 246 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-53-15 SO AS TO TRANSFER THE POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES, OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF POISONS, DRUGS, AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, OTHER THAN LEAD POISONING, TO THE STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 44-53-10, 44-53-50, 44-53-110, AS AMENDED, 44-53-160, 44-53-180, 4-53-200, 44-53-220, 44-53-240, 44-53-260, 44-53-280, SECTIONS 44-53-290 THROUGH 44-53-350, 44-53-360 AND 44-53-375, BOTH AS AMENDED, 44-53-395, 44-53-430, 44-53-450, AS AMENDED, 44-53-480, 44-53-490, 44-53-500, 44-53-520, AS AMENDED, ARTICLES 4 AND 5, CHAPTER 53, TITLE 44, AND SECTION 44-53-930, ALL RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF POISONS, DRUGS, AND OTHER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO CONFORM THESE SECTIONS TO THIS TRANSFER.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 247 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XI OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION, 1895, RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION, TO ADD SECTION 5 TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL DEVELOP A SYSTEM FOR FUNDING THE PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS OF THIS STATE ON A UNIFORM AND NONDISCRIMINATORY PER PUPIL BASIS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 248 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 101, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-605, TO PROVIDE FOR A HIGHER EDUCATION BASE STUDENT COST AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING MUST BE FUNDED BY USING THE BASE STUDENT COST.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 249 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO FIREARMS, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9, THE "SOUTH CAROLINA FIREARMS FREEDOM ACT", TO PROVIDE THAT A FIREARM, FIREARM ACCESSORY, OR AMMUNITION MANUFACTURED AND RETAINED IN SOUTH CAROLINA IS EXEMPT FROM FEDERAL REGULATION UNDER THE COMMERCE CLAUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 250 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-19-70 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO PROVIDE THAT A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY NOT BE ELECTED TO JUDICIAL OFFICE FOR A PERIOD OF TWENTY YEARS AFTER HE CEASES TO BE A MEMBER OR FAILS TO FILE FOR ELECTION TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 251 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-2960 TO PROVIDE THAT AN ARRESTING OFFICER MUST DIRECT AND A DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT THAT CAUSES THE DEATH OF ANOTHER PERSON TO SUBMIT TO CHEMICAL TESTS OF THE DRIVER'S BREATH, BLOOD, OR URINE TO DETERMINE THE PRESENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS, OR THE COMBINATION OF BOTH, FOR AN OFFENSE ARISING OUT OF ACTS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN COMMITTED WHILE THE PERSON WAS DRIVING THE MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS, OR BOTH.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 252 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 46 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, BY ADDING SECTION 46-3-250 TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL PUBLIC SERVICES ACTIVITIES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-119-165, RELATING TO TRANSFER OF CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL FUNDS TO CLEMSON UNIVERSITY PUBLIC SERVICE ACTIVITIES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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