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

PREFILED BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR NOVEMBER 28, 2011

S. 999 (Word version) -- Senator Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SHORT TITLE OF ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 7, TITLE 44 PERTAINING TO CERTIFICATES OF NEED, SECTION 44-7-120, RELATING TO THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE, SECTION 44-7-130, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THIS ARTICLE, SECTION 44-7-140, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO ADMINISTER THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM AND HEALTH FACILITY LICENSURE, SECTION 44-7-150, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN OTHER DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT, AND SECTION 44-7-170, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY OF THE ARTICLE TO CERTAIN FACILITIES, ALL SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM, THEREBY ABOLISHING THE PROGRAM; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 44-7-160, 44-7-180, 44-7-190, 44-7-200, 44-7-210, 44-7-220, 44-7-230, AND 44-7-240 ALL RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM AND RELATED POWERS AND PROCEDURES OF THE DEPARTMENT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 1000 (Word version) -- Senator Peeler: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERCHANGE LOCATED AT EXIT 92 ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 85 IN CHEROKEE COUNTY "LANCE CORPORAL CHRISTOPHER S. FOWLKES INTERCHANGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERCHANGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "LANCE CORPORAL CHRISTOPHER S. FOWLKES INTERCHANGE".
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1001 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE EQUAL ACCESS TO INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES FOR MILITARY CHILDREN ACT, BY ADDING SECTION 59-17-160, TO PROVIDE THAT A CHILD OF A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES ATTENDING SCHOOL IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHO LIVES WITH A RESIDENT OF THE DISTRICT OTHER THAN THE CHILD'S PARENT IS ENTITLED TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY THE CHILD'S SCHOOL.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1002 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 31-6-40 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO TAX INCREMENT FINANCING FOR REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, BY STRIKING LANGUAGE THAT SURPLUS FUNDS MUST BE SENT TO THE TAXING DISTRICT AND THAT MUNICIPALITIES MAY PLEDGE OBLIGATION FUNDS TO ANY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT; TO ADD SECTION 31-6-45 TO DEFINE THE REQUIREMENTS OF A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 31-6-50 TO LIMIT THE USE OF FUNDS TO PROJECTS SPECIFIED BY THE AUTHORIZING REDEVELOPMENT PLAN, AND TO REQUIRE THAT SURPLUS FUNDS MAY BE USED TO PAY DOWN OUTSTANDING DEBT OBLIGATIONS OR OTHERWISE MUST BE RETURNED TO THE TAXING DISTRICT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1003 (Word version) -- Senators Malloy and Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 85 TO TITLE 15, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA FALSE CLAIMS ACT" PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS OF CERTAIN TERMS, LIABILITY FOR FALSE OR FRAUDULENT CLAIMS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, PROCEDURES FOR CIVIL ACTIONS FOR FALSE CLAIMS, THE PROCEDURE AND CONTENTS OF CIVIL INVESTIGATIVE DEMANDS, AND CREATING THE STATE FALSE CLAIMS ACT INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION FUND.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1004 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-445 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF UNSOLICITED CONSUMER TELEPHONE CALLS, TO PROVIDE THAT TELEPHONE SOLICITORS MUST INCLUDE ACCURATE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON CALLER IDENTIFICATION DISPLAYS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1005 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-190 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SCHEDULE 1 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, TO ADD SYNTHETIC CATHINONES, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS "BATH SALTS" TO THE LIST OF SCHEDULE 1 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1006 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 57 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, BY ADDING SECTION 57-3-740 TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL BE LIABLE AND REIMBURSE ANY PERSON FOR DAMAGE OR INJURIES SUSTAINED AS A RESULT OF IMPROPER ROAD CONDITIONS, DESIGN, OR MAINTENANCE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1007 (Word version) -- Senator Rose: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 57 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, BY ADDING SECTION 57-3-755 TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MUST MAINTAIN A DETAILED TRANSACTION REGISTER OF ALL FUNDS EXPENDED EACH MONTH AND POST THAT REGISTER ONLINE.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1008 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 25, TITLE 17 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURES CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCING, BY ADDING SECTION 17-25-147 TO REQUIRE THAT A PERSON CONVICTED OF A FELONY WHO HAS TWO OR MORE PRIOR FELONY CONVICTIONS MUST SERVE AN ADDITIONAL SENTENCE OF TEN YEARS BUT NOT MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS IN PRISON.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1009 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen, Coleman, McGill, Gregory and Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 57, RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM, BY ADDING SECTION 57-5-880 TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MUST BEAR THE COSTS OF RELOCATING PUBLICLY OWNED WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS THAT MUST BE MOVED TO ACCOMMODATE ROAD PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1010 (Word version) -- Senators Verdin, Cromer, McConnell, L. Martin, S. Martin, Knotts, Ryberg, Campbell, Grooms, Bryant, Davis, Shoopman, Campsen, Peeler, Bright, Fair, Rose, Thomas, Cleary, Gregory, O'Dell, Alexander, Massey and Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 71, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SCHOOL BONDS, BY ADDING SECTION 59-71-35 TO PROHIBIT SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM ISSUING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1011 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 10, ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO SEARCHES AND SEIZURES AND INVASIONS OF PRIVACY, TO GUARANTEE THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO BE SECURE IN THEIR PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION FROM INVASIONS OF PRIVACY BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, MEDICAL INSURERS, AND GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1012 (Word version) -- Senator Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-5-945 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DELEGATION OF A MILITARY PARENT'S VISITATION RIGHTS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; BY ADDING SECTION 63-5-960 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THIS STATE'S EXCLUSIVE CONTINUING JURISDICTION OVER AN ORDER OF CUSTODY DURING A MILITARY DEPLOYMENT FOR PURPOSES OF THE "UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT"; BY ADDING SECTION 63-5-970 SO AS TO RECOGNIZE A MILITARY FAMILY CARE PLAN FOR RESIDENCY PURPOSES DURING A MILITARY DEPLOYMENT FOR PURPOSES OF THE "UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 63-5-930, RELATING TO THE TEMPORARY MODIFICATION OF A SUPPORT ORDER FOR THE DURATION OF A MILITARY PARENT'S MILITARY SERVICE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PROPERLY FILED NOTICE OF ACTIVATION AND ACCOMPANYING PETITION CONSTITUTES COMPLIANCE WITH 42 U.S.C., SECTION 666(a)(9)(C); AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-5-940, RELATING TO MUTUALLY AGREEABLE ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN MILITARY AND NONMILITARY PARENTS PRIOR TO MOBILIZATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A NONDEPLOYED PARENT SHALL FACILITATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TELEPHONIC AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A DEPLOYED PARENT AND CHILD.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1013 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 13-1-55 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT STATE FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OR ANY OF ITS DIVISIONS TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR NEW BUSINESS ENTERPRISES TO LOCATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA WHICH ARE ENGAGED IN SPECIFIC COMMERCIAL ENDEAVORS WHICH THE DEPARTMENT BELIEVES WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO THIS STATE IF PERFORMED IN SOUTH CAROLINA ALSO MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE UNDER THE SAME TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND ON THE SAME PRIORITY BASIS TO EXISTING BUSINESS ENTERPRISES NOW IN THIS STATE WHICH ARE ENGAGED IN SIMILAR COMMERCIAL ENDEAVORS OR WHICH SUPPLY COMPONENT PARTS OR SERVICES TO BUSINESSES ENGAGED IN THOSE COMMERCIAL ENDEAVORS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES TO THESE IN-STATE BUSINESSES TO EXPAND OR IMPROVE THEIR OPERATIONS IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1014 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-5-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR CANDIDATES FOR CORONER, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT PERSONS WHO QUALIFY FOR THE BALLOT BY MEANS OF EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS TO HAVE ATTAINED THAT EXPERIENCE IN THE TEN YEARS BEFORE FILING AN AFFIDAVIT OF CANDIDACY, TO ELIMINATE TWO YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A LICENSED PRIVATE DETECTIVE AS A QUALIFICATION FOR THE BALLOT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CORONERS TRAINING ADVISORY COMMITTEE SHALL DETERMINE THOSE FORENSIC SCIENCE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS THAT QUALIFY AS "RECOGNIZED" FOR PURPOSES OF THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS REQUIRED FOR CANDIDATES FOR CORONER.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1015 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-66-75 SO AS TO REQUIRE A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO GIVE A PATIENT AN OPPORTUNITY TO AUTHORIZE DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION TO DESIGNATED FAMILY MEMBERS OR OTHER PEOPLE AND TO AUTHORIZE THE INVOLVEMENT OF DESIGNATED FAMILY MEMBERS OR OTHER PEOPLE IN THE TREATMENT OF THE PATIENT, AND TO SPECIFY INFORMATION THAT MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE AUTHORIZATION, AMONG OTHER THINGS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-66-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE ADULT CARE CONSENT ACT, SO AS TO ADD DEFINITIONS.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 1016 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE TASK FORCE ON PUBLIC WATER UTILITY RATES IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1017 (Word version) -- Senator Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-5-240, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FILING SCHEDULES FOR PROPOSED RATES OF PUBLIC UTILITIES SERVICES, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE ABILITY OF A PUBLIC WATER UTILITY TO IMPLEMENT A RATE INCREASE PENDING AN APPEAL.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1018 (Word version) -- Senators Knotts and Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA FALSE CLAIMS ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 85 TO TITLE 15 TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO ESTABLISH LIABILITY FOR FALSE OR FRAUDULENT CLAIMS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR CIVIL ACTIONS FOR FALSE CLAIMS AND THE PROCEDURE AND CONTENTS OF CIVIL INVESTIGATIVE DEMANDS, TO PROVIDE A METHOD TO REWARD PERSONS WHO REPORT CERTAIN FRAUD AND EMBEZZLEMENT OFFENSES, AND TO CREATE THE STATE FALSE CLAIMS ACT INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION FUND.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1019 (Word version) -- Senators Lourie, Elliott, Nicholson, O'Dell and Reese: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT "CAYLEE'S LAW" BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-1055 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE REPORTING OF A MISSING CHILD TO THE APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO REPORT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1020 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-355, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL DEER HUNTING NEAR A RESIDENCE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO HUNT DEER WITH FIREARMS NEAR A RESIDENCE WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE OWNER AND OCCUPANT.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

S. 1021 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-150, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A FOREIGN PRIVATELY OWNED AND OPERATED VEHICLE OF A NONRESIDENT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROPERTY TAXES ASSESSED AGAINST THE VEHICLE OF A NONRESIDENT MUST BE PAID BEFORE IT MAY BE OPERATED, TO PROVIDE OTHER CONDITIONS IMPOSED UPON A NONRESIDENT BEFORE HE MAY OPERATE HIS VEHICLE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE WRITTEN INQUIRY BY THE AUDITOR MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE OPERATOR'S LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, AND TO REVISE THE PENALTY PROVISION.
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Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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