South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014
Legislation Prefiled in the House

PREFILE SHEET

12/18/12

H. 3154 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-11-143 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD FROM BORROWING, TRANSFERRING, PLEDGING, OR OTHER ENCUMBERING THE FUNDS OF THE INSURANCE RESERVE FUND FOR ANY PURPOSE NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY LAW FOR THE USE OF THOSE FUNDS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3155 (Word version) -- Rep. D. C. Moss: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO EXTEND THE EXEMPTION ALLOWED FARM MACHINERY, REPLACEMENT PARTS, AND ATTACHMENTS TO MACHINERY, REPLACEMENT PARTS, AND ATTACHMENTS USED IN THE COMMERCIAL BREEDING AND RAISING OF CATTLE, HORSES, AND OTHER LIVESTOCK FOR SALE.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3156 (Word version) -- Reps. Tallon, Bannister, Rutherford, Hamilton, Horne, Pope, Cole, Forrester and Allison: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-19-115 SO AS TO REQUIRE CANDIDATES FOR MAGISTRATES COURT TO BE SCREENED BY THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION BEFORE THEY MAY BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR BY AND WITH THE CONSENT OF THE SENATE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 22-1-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT AND JURISDICTION OF MAGISTRATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE MAGISTRATES MUST BE SCREENED BY THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION AND DELETE LANGUAGE ALLOWING MAGISTRATES' TERMS TO CONTINUE UNTIL SUCCESSORS ARE APPOINTED AND QUALIFIED.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3157 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT REVENUES OF THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 TO THE EXTENT NOT APPROPRIATED FOR INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS MUST BE USED TO OFFSET THE GENERAL FUND REVENUES NOT COLLECTED BECAUSE OF A ONE TIME SMALL BUSINESS TAX REDUCTION WHICH MUST BE ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN ITS 2013 REGULAR SESSION.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3158 (Word version) -- Rep. Howard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-75, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OPTION ALLOWED COUNTIES TO ALLOW PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES ON REAL PROPERTY BY INSTALLMENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE COUNTIES AFTER 2013 TO ALLOW INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS, TO REQUIRE REAL PROPERTY TAX NOTICES TO EXPLAIN THE INSTALLMENT OPTION AND REQUIRE SUCH NOTICES TO INCLUDE AN APPLICATION, AND TO MAKE OTHER TECHNICAL CHANGES.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3159 (Word version) -- Rep. W. J. McLeod: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT TESTIMONY GIVEN TO A COMMITTEE OR SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY BE UNDER OATH, TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF CONTEMPT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON SO TESTIFYING MUST BE GIVEN THE BENEFIT OF ANY PRIVILEGE WHICH THE PERSON MAY HAVE CLAIMED IN COURT AS A PARTY IN A CIVIL OR CRIMINAL ACTION, AND TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN TESTIMONY MAY BE REFERRED FOR INVESTIGATION AND POSSIBLE PROSECUTION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3160 (Word version) -- Rep. Lowe: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-490 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WHO HAS A CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT MAY POSSESS A FIREARM ON THE PREMISES OF HIS EMPLOYER SUBJECT TO CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED DEFINITIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-420, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO POSSESSING A FIREARM ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3161 (Word version) -- Rep. Spires: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA PHARMACY PRACTICE ACT, SO AS TO DEFINE ADDITIONAL TERMS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-86, RELATING TO COMPOUNDING PHARMACIES, SO AS TO REVISE MINIMUM GOOD COMPOUNDING PRACTICES, TO PROVIDE A PHARMACIST MUST PERFORM A FINAL CHECK ON A PRODUCT COMPOUNDED BY A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, TO MODIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR AN AREA USED FOR COMPOUNDING IN A PHARMACY, TO PROVIDE PHARMACISTS SHALL ENSURE CERTAIN EXPECTED FEATURES OF INGREDIENTS USED IN A FORMULATION, TO PROVIDE A MEANS FOR DETERMINING THE MAXIMUM BEYOND-USE DATE OF AN EXCESS AMOUNT OF A SPECIFIC COMPOUND IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO REQUIRE CERTAIN WRITTEN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO A COMPOUNDING AREA, AND TO PROVIDE THAT MATERIAL DATA SAFETY MUST BE READILY ACCESSIBLE TO PHARMACY PERSONNEL WHO WORK WITH DRUG SUBSTANCES OR BULK CHEMICALS, AND TO DELETE OBSOLETE LANGUAGE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-88, RELATING TO THE HANDLING OF STERILE PRODUCTS BY PHARMACIES, SO AS TO REVISE ASSOCIATED STANDARDS AND TO BROADEN THE APPLICATION OF THESE STANDARDS TO INCLUDE OTHER FACILITIES PERMITTED BY THE BOARD, AMONG OTHER THINGS.

Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 3162 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-3-115 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE REVIEW PANEL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION OF THE PANEL AND RELATED MATTERS CONCERNING ITS RULES, THE AVAILABILITY OF REIMBURSEMENT FOR CERTAIN EXPENSES, AND ITS RIGHT TO ACCESS REASONABLE FACILITIES AND RESOURCES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-3-120, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A DECISION OF THE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE MAY BE APPEALED TO THE PANEL, THAT THE PANEL MUST CONDUCT A HEARING AND RENDER A FINAL DECISION IN A CERTAIN MANNER, AND THAT NO RIGHT OF REVIEW OR APPEAL FROM THE FINAL DECISION OF THE PANEL EXISTS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3163 (Word version) -- Rep. Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FEES AND THE TIME IN WHICH A PUBLIC BODY MUST RESPOND TO A REQUEST MADE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF PUBLIC RECORDS UNDER THE ACT, TO PROVIDE A PUBLIC BODY MAY NOT CHARGE FOR STAFF TIME BUT MAY CHARGE THE PREVAILING COMMERCIAL RATE FOR COPY COSTS WHEN RESPONDING TO A REQUEST, TO PROVIDE A PUBLIC BODY MAY NOT ASSESS A COPY CHARGE WHEN PROVIDING A RECORD STORED OR TRANSMITTED IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT, TO PROVIDE A PUBLIC BODY MAY REQUIRE A DEPOSIT BEFORE FULFILLING A REQUEST, TO REVISE THE TIME LIMITS FOR RESPONDING TO A REQUEST, TO PROVIDE THAT DURING THE HOURS OF OPERATION OF A PUBLIC BODY IT MUST MAKE AVAILABLE WITHOUT WRITTEN REQUEST ALL DOCUMENTS RECEIVED OR REVIEWED BY A MEMBER OF THE BODY IN A PUBLIC MEETING DURING THE PRECEDING SIX MONTHS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PUBLIC BODY MAY SATISFY THIS REQUIREMENT BY MAKING THE RECORDS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-100, RELATING TO EQUITABLE REMEDIES AVAILABLE UNDER THE ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR SPECIFIC ENFORCEMENT AND CIVIL CONTEMPT REMEDIES WHEN A PUBLIC BODY FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE TIME LIMITS FOR RESPONDING TO A REQUEST; AND TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-110, RELATING TO FINES AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION OF THE ACT, SO AS TO INCREASE THE FINES AND PROVIDE AN OFFICER OR PUBLIC OFFICIAL WHO WILFULLY VIOLATES THE ACT MAY BE PUNISHED PURSUANT TO THE ACT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3164 (Word version) -- Rep. Jefferson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-1-310 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO IMPLEMENT TECHNOLOGY TO FURTHER AUTOMATE CLAIMS RESOLUTION AND ENHANCE COST CONTAINMENT THROUGH IMPROVED CLAIM ACCURACY AND CODE CORRECTION TO ENSURE THAT MEDICAID IS BILLED FOR ELIGIBLE CORRECTIONAL INPATIENT HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RENDERED TO INMATES AT THE DEPARTMENT; TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO CONTRACT FOR SERVICES TO PERFORM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ACT; AND TO PROVIDE THAT SAVINGS GENERATED BY THIS ACT MUST BE USED, TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, TO SECURE THE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES USED IN CARRYING OUT THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ACT.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3165 (Word version) -- Rep. Tallon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 41-35-120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DISQUALIFICATIONS FROM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, SO AS TO REVISE THE METHOD OF DETERMINING THE BENEFITS OF A PERSON DISCHARGED FROM EMPLOYMENT FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE, GROSS MISCONDUCT, AND FAILURE TO ACCEPT WORK, TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, TO SPECIFY CRITERIA FOR A LABORATORY QUALIFIED TO PERFORM A TEST FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE BY A PERSON SEEKING OR RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, TO LIMIT THE LIABILITY OF AN EMPLOYER FOR ACTS OR OMISSIONS IN THE DISCLOSURE OF A DRUG TEST PERFORMED UNDER THIS SECTION, AND TO PROVIDE THE MISUSE OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL OBTAINED IN THE COURSE OF THIS DRUG TESTING IS MISDEMEANOR SUBJECT TO CERTAIN MONETARY PENALTIES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3166 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-110 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2014, AN ADULT SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER WHOSE INCOME IS AT OR BELOW ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL IS ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, AND AMENDMENTS TO THAT ACT.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3167 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION DECLARING PARTICIPATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN MEDICAID EXPANSION PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT TO BE NECESSARY TO THE STATE'S ECONOMIC GROWTH AND WELFARE AND TO THE HEALTH, WELLBEING, AND LIVELIHOOD OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF SOUTH CAROLINIANS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3168 (Word version) -- Rep. W. J. McLeod: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-3-530, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE FAMILY COURT, INCLUDING THE AUTHORITY TO ORDER GRANDPARENT VISITATION, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS REQUIRING ONE OR BOTH OF THE PARENTS OF THE CHILD TO BE DECEASED OR REQUIRING THE PARENTS TO BE DIVORCED OR LIVING SEPARATE AND APART, PROVIDING THAT DEPRIVING GRANDPARENT VISITATION TO BE IN EXCESS OF NINETY DAYS, REQUIRING THE GRANDPARENT TO HAVE MAINTAINED A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CHILD SIMILAR TO A PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP, AND REQUIRING THE COURT TO FIND THAT THE CHILD'S PARENTS ARE UNFIT; AND TO DELETE THE CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE STANDARD TO OVERCOME THE PARENT'S DECISION TO DENY GRANDPARENT VISITATION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3169 (Word version) -- Rep. W. J. McLeod: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 20-3-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A DIVORCE MAY BE GRANTED ON THE GROUND OF CONTINUOUS SEPARATION FOR ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DAYS, RATHER THAN FOR ONE YEAR.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3170 (Word version) -- Rep. W. J. McLeod: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 3, ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A DIVORCE MAY BE GRANTED ON THE GROUND OF CONTINUOUS SEPARATION FOR A PERIOD OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DAYS RATHER THAN ONE YEAR.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3171 (Word version) -- Rep. Quinn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-19-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MANNER OF FILLING VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF UNITED STATES SENATOR, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IN THE CASE OF A VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF UNITED STATES SENATOR, A SPECIAL ELECTION MUST BE HELD PURSUANT TO SECTION 7-13-190(B).

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3172 (Word version) -- Rep. Quinn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-1-120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FILLING VACANCIES IN CERTAIN OFFICES IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IN THE CASE OF A VACANCY IN ONE OF THESE OFFICES, A SPECIAL ELECTION MUST BE HELD PURSUANT TO SECTION 7-13-190(B), AND THAT THE GOVERNOR MAY FILL THE VACANCY WITH AN INTERIM APPOINTEE UNTIL THE WINNER OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION TAKES OFFICE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3173 (Word version) -- Rep. Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-25 SO AS TO ESTABLISH EARLY VOTING PROCEDURES; TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO FURTHER DEFINE HIS DUTIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERSONS QUALIFIED TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT, SO AS TO INCLUDE VOTING DURING THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TIMES DURING WHICH AN ABSENTEE BALLOT MAY BE CAST.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3174 (Word version) -- Rep. Whitmire: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-9-12 SO AS TO ALLOW THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY TO EXEMPT CERTAIN HISTORIC PROPERTIES FROM THE APPLICATION OR ENFORCEMENT OF BUILDING CODES UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE LOCAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3175 (Word version) -- Rep. Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 5-7-195 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELECTION OF ADDITIONAL MEMBERS TO MUNICIPAL COUNCILS TO REPRESENT NONRESIDENT RESIDENTIAL MUNICIPAL WATER AND SEWER CUSTOMERS WHEN THESE CUSTOMERS ARE CHARGED HIGHER RATES FOR THESE UTILITIES THAN ARE RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY'S BOUNDARIES, TO LIMIT THE MATTERS ON WHICH THESE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED TO VOTE TO UTILITY OPERATIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE NUMBER OF SPECIAL MEMBERS, THE NOMINATION AND ELECTION PROCEDURES, AND TERMS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION COMMISSION SHALL CONDUCT THE ELECTIONS NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3176 (Word version) -- Rep. Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-25 SO AS TO ESTABLISH EARLY VOTING PROCEDURES; BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-200 SO AS TO PROVIDE UNIFORM DATES FOR ELECTION EVENTS; BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-1115 SO AS TO REQUIRE A BALLOT TO INDICATE A VOTE CAST FOR A SINGLE CANDIDATE IN ORDER TO BE CERTIFIED AS PART OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTES CAST; TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO FURTHER DEFINE HIS DUTIES; TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO METHODS OF NOMINATING CANDIDATES, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A CANDIDATE FROM FILING MORE THAN ONE STATEMENT OF INTENTION OF CANDIDACY FOR A SINGLE ELECTION, AND TO PROHIBIT A CANDIDATE FROM BEING NOMINATED BY MORE THAN ONE POLITICAL PARTY FOR A SINGLE OFFICE IN AN ELECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO BALLOTS AND SPECIFICATIONS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A CANDIDATE'S NAME FROM APPEARING ON THE BALLOT MORE THAN ONCE; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-330, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BALLOT FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING ON GENERAL ELECTION BALLOTS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-1340, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTE RECORDERS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERSONS QUALIFIED TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT, SO AS TO INCLUDE VOTING DURING THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-360, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FURNISHING OF BALLOTS AND ENVELOPES, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-365, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO BALLOTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FURNISHED BY COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-370, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FURNISHING OF BALLOTS AND ENVELOPES AND THE DUTIES OF THE COUNTY REGISTRATION BOARD, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 7-15-470 RELATING TO ABSENTEE BALLOTS OTHER THAN PAPER BALLOTS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3177 (Word version) -- Rep. Crosby: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, BY AMENDING SECTION 7, ARTICLE III, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CANDIDATE FOR THE SENATE OR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MUST BE A QUALIFIED ELECTOR OF THE DISTRICT IN WHICH HE IS A CANDIDATE FOR AT LEAST NINETY CONSECUTIVE DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY THAT CANDIDATES MAY FILE FOR THAT OFFICE; AND BY ADDING SECTION 16 TO ARTICLE XVII SO AS TO REQUIRE A CANDIDATE SEEKING ELECTIVE OFFICE TO BE A QUALIFIED ELECTOR OF THE DISTRICT IN WHICH HE IS A CANDIDATE FOR AT LEAST NINETY CONSECUTIVE DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY THAT CANDIDATES MAY FILE FOR THAT OFFICE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3178 (Word version) -- Reps. King and Cobb-Hunter: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENACT LEGISLATION GRANTING FULL DEMOCRACY AND STATEHOOD FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA THAT WILL GUARANTEE TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FULL CONGRESSIONAL VOTING REPRESENTATION, BUDGET AUTONOMY, AND ALL OF THE RIGHTS THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE FIFTY UNITED STATES ENJOY.

Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions

H. 3179 (Word version) -- Reps. White, Erickson, Tallon, Allison and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-4-520, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COUNTY TAX OFFICIALS, SO AS TO REDUCE THE OBLIGATION THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ANNUALLY SHALL EXAMINE RECORDS OF ASSESSORS, AUDITORS, TREASURERS, AND TAX COLLECTORS TO A PERMISSIVE AUTHORITY TO ANNUALLY EXAMINE THESE RECORDS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-4-530, RELATING TO INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO REDUCE THE OBLIGATION THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INITIATE COMPLAINTS, INVESTIGATIONS, AND PROSECUTIONS OF VIOLATIONS TO A PERMISSIVE AUTHORITY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-30, RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT OF MULTIPLE TAXES TO BE LEVIED ON THE SAME ASSESSMENT, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DESIGNATION OF STATE TAXES TO COUNTY TAXES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-266, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR DWELLINGS HELD IN TRUST, SO AS TO REQUIRE A COPY OF THE TRUST AGREEMENT BE PROVIDED; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-290, RELATING TO THE GENERAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, SO AS TO CHANGE THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FROM PROPERTY TAXES FROM THE FIRST TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE FIRST FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THE VALUE OF THE PRIMARY RESIDENCE OF A HOMEOWNER WHO IS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO CONFORM WITH OTHER SECTIONS OF THE CODE, AND TO TRANSFER FROM THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE THE AUTHORITY TO PROMULGATE RULES AND FORMS, AND THE OBLIGATION TO REIMBURSE THE STATE AGENCY OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION FOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN EVALUATING DISABILITY UNDER THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-450, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BUSINESS INVENTORY TAX EXEMPTION, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE AMOUNT OF REIMBURSEMENT ATTRIBUTED TO DEBT SERVICE BE REDISTRIBUTED TO OTHER SEPARATE MILLAGES ONCE THE DEBT IS PAID, TO REQUIRE THE REIMBURSEMENT BE REDISTRIBUTED PROPORTIONATELY TO THE SEPARATE MILLAGES LEVIED BY THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE REDISTRIBUTION BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE MILLAGE RATES IN THE YEAR 1987, AND TO REQUIRE THE ATTRIBUTION OF THE CURRENT TAX YEAR MILLAGE RATES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-710, RELATING TO THE RETURN AND ASSESSMENT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO DELETE "OF FULL AGE AND OF SOUND MIND" AS A QUALIFIER FOR EVERY PERSON WHO MUST LIST PERSONAL PROPERTY FOR TAXATION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-715, RELATING TO THE FREQUENCY OF AD VALOREM TAXATION ON PERSONAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO ALLOW NEWLY ACQUIRED VEHICLES TO BE TAXED MORE THAN ONCE IN A TAX YEAR; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-760, RELATING TO STATEMENTS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY FOR TAXATION WHERE A PERSON REFUSES OR NEGLECTS TO DELIVER A STATEMENT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE OBLIGATION AND TO ALLOW THE PERMISSIVE AUTHORITY FOR THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO ASCERTAIN AND RETURN A LIST OF THAT PERSON'S PERSONAL PROPERTY AND TO ALLOW THAT HE MAY DENOTE REASONS FOR THE REFUSAL; TO REPEAL SECTION 12-37-850 RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURTS TO HEAR MATTERS ORIGINATED FROM THE TAXPAYER CONCERNING ALLEGATIONS OF FALSE RETURNS, TAX EVASION, OR FRAUD; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-890, RELATING TO PERSONAL PROPERTY RETURNS FOR TAXATION PURPOSES, SO AS TO DELETE LANGUAGE LISTING ANIMALS AND VEHICLES AND REPLACE WITH DESIGNATION OF PROPERTY USED IN ANY BUSINESS TO BE RETURNED TO THE COUNTY IN WHICH IT IS SITUATED FOR TAXATION PURPOSES, AND TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT ALL BANKERS' CAPITAL OR PERSONAL ASSETS RELATED TO THE BANKING BUSINESS BE RETURNED TO THE COUNTY WHERE THE BANKING HOUSE IS LOCATED FOR TAXATION PURPOSES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-900, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RETURNS, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES AND TO DELETE THE AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION TO WAIVE THE PENALTIES OF FAILURE TO MAKE A REQUIRED STATEMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-940, RELATING TO VALUATION OF ARTICLES OF PERSONAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT MONEY AND BANK BILLS BE VALUED AT PAR VALUE AND THAT CREDITS BE VALUED AT THE FACE VALUE OF THE CONTRACT UNLESS THE PRINCIPAL BE PAYABLE AT A FUTURE TIME WITHOUT INTEREST AND CONTRACTS FOR THE DELIVERY OF SPECIFIC ARTICLES BE VALUED AT THE USUAL SELLING PRICE OF SUCH ITEMS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-970, RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT AND RETURN OF MERCHANTS' INVENTORIES, SO AS TO REMOVE MERCHANTS' INVENTORIES FROM THE REQUIRED ASSESSMENT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY FOR TAXATION PURPOSES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2420, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX RETURNS FOR AIRLINE COMPANIES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DATE OF FILING FROM APRIL FIFTEENTH TO APRIL THIRTIETH, AND TO DELETE LANGUAGE DESIGNATING THE FILING DEADLINES FOR AIRLINES IN YEAR 1976; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2610, RELATING TO TAX YEAR OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO VEHICLE LICENSE AND REPLACE WITH VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS, TO REMOVE REFERENCES AND PROCEDURES FOR TWO-YEAR VEHICLE LICENSES, TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR TRANSFER OF THE LICENSE FROM ONE VEHICLE TO ANOTHER, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NOTICES OF SALES BY DEALERS MUST BE MADE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES RATHER THAN THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2630, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT AN OWNER OF A VEHICLE SHALL MAKE A PROPERTY TAX RETURN TO THE AUDITOR WITHIN FORTY-FIVE DAYS OF THE VEHICLE BECOMING TAXABLE IN A COUNTY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2660, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE REGISTRATIONS, SO AS TO REDUCE THE TIME THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MUST PROVIDE A LIST OF LICENSE REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR FROM NINETY TO SIXTY DAYS AND TO UPDATE THE REQUIRED FORM OF THE LISTINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2725, RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF THE TITLE OF A VEHICLE TO ANOTHER STATE, SO AS TO CHANGE THE LOCATION OF THE RETURN OF THE LICENSE PLATE AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION FROM THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, AND TO DELINEATE THE PROCESS FOR OBTAINING A TAX REFUND FOR THE PORTION OF THE TAX YEAR REMAINING; TO REPEAL SECTION 12-37-2735 RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FUND; TO REPEAL SECTION 12-39-10 RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF THE COUNTY AUDITOR; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO APPOINTMENT OF A DEPUTY AUDITOR, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE APPOINTMENT TO BE FILED WITH THE STATE TREASURER INSTEAD OF THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-60, RELATING TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING TAX RETURNS FROM APRIL FIFTEENTH TO APRIL THIRTIETH AND TO REDUCE THE REQUIREMENT OF PUBLIC NOTICE FOR A LOCATION TO RECEIVE RETURNS TO A PERMISSIVE AUTHORITY FOR THE PROVIDING OF THIS NOTICE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-120, RELATING TO THE POWER OF THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO ENTER INTO BUILDINGS THAT ARE NOT DWELLINGS TO DETERMINE VALUE, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DETERMINATION FROM THE VALUE OF ANY BUILDING TO THE VALUE OF ANY TAXABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-160, RELATING TO SPECIAL LEVIES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE COUNTY AUDITOR REPORT THE AMOUNT OF PROPERTIES SUBJECT TO SPECIAL LEVIES TO THE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT, BOARDS OF EDUCATION, AND BOARDS OF TRUSTEES, TO A PERMISSIVE AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE THE INFORMATION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-190, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REPORTING OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE REPORTING BE IN A NUMBER OF COLUMNS SPECIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-200, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FORMS THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE MAY PRESCRIBE, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO DETERMINE THE TYPES OF ACCEPTABLE FORMAT REQUIRED; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-220, RELATING TO OMISSION OF NEW PROPERTY FROM THE COUNTY DUPLICATE, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO IMMEDIATELY CONTACT THE COUNTY ASSESSOR IF PROPERTY IS OMITTED FROM THE DUPLICATE, TO DELETE THE SPECIFICATION OF A TWENTY PERCENT PENALTY FOR UNPAID TAXES AND TO REPLACE THE TWENTY PERCENT PENALTY WITH ALL APPLICABLE PENALTIES, AND TO ELIMINATE DUPLICATE LANGUAGE IN THE CODE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-260, RELATING TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR'S RECORDS, SO AS TO REDUCE THE REQUIREMENT THAT AUDITORS KEEP RECORDS OF ALL SALES OR CONVEYANCES OF REAL PROPERTY TO A PERMISSIVE AUTHORITY TO KEEP THESE RECORDS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-39-270, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR'S ABATEMENT BOOK, SO AS TO REMOVE THE PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE ABATEMENT ALLOWED IN ANNUAL SETTLEMENTS BETWEEN THE AUDITOR AND THE TREASURER TO BE ACCORDING TO THE RECORD IN THE ABATEMENT BOOK; TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO COUNTY EQUALIZATION AND REASSESSMENT, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT IN ORDER TO PROVE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE FOUR PERCENT HOME ASSESSMENT RATIO, THE OWNER-OCCUPANT MUST PROVIDE PROOF THAT ALL MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED IN HIS NAME WERE REGISTERED AT THAT SAME ADDRESS; TO REPEAL SECTION 12-45-10 RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY TREASURERS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-35, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY COUNTY TREASURERS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE REQUIREMENT OF THE FILING OF THE APPOINTMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO THE FILING WITH THE STATE TREASURER; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-70, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO COLLECTION OF TAXES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE OFFICIAL CHARGED WITH COLLECTING TAXES SHALL SEND A LIST OF TAXES PAID TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES INSTEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ACCEPT THIS CERTIFICATION INSTEAD OF A TAX RECEIPT; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-90, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FORMS OF PAYMENT FOR TAXES, SO AS TO DELETE FROM THE ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT, JURY CERTIFICATES, CIRCUIT COURT WITNESS PER DIEMS, AND COUNTY CLAIMS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-120, RELATING TO DELINQUENT TAXATION, SO AS TO REPLACE THE DESIGNATION OF "CHATTEL TAX" WITH THE TERM "PERSONAL TAX"; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-180, RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT TAXES, SO AS TO ADD THE OFFICE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT DELINQUENT TAXES AS AN OFFICE AUTHORIZED TO WAIVE PENALTIES IN CASES OF IMPROPER MAILING OR ERROR; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-185, RELATING TO THE WAIVER OF PENALTIES FOR DELINQUENT TAXES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE COUNTY TREASURER TO NOTIFY THE COUNTY AUDITOR OF SUCH WAIVERS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-260, RELATING TO THE MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORTS OF COUNTY TREASURERS TO THE COUNTY SUPERVISORS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE TREASURER MUST REPORT TO THE COUNTY SUPERVISORS ON THE FIFTEENTH OF EACH MONTH AND TO ALLOW THE TREASURERS TO REPORT MONTHLY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-300, RELATING TO THE AUDITOR'S LIST OF DELINQUENT TAXES, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE AUDITOR MUST MAKE MARGINAL NOTATIONS AS TO THE REASONS THE TAXES WERE NOT COLLECTABLE, AND TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE TREASURER MUST SIGN AND SWEAR TO THE LIST BEFORE THE AUDITOR; TO AMEND SECTION 12-45-420, RELATING TO THE WAIVER OF PENALTIES DUE TO ERRORS BY THE COUNTY BY A COMMITTEE MADE UP OF THE COUNTY AUDITOR, TREASURER, AND ASSESSOR, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE WAIVER MUST BE BY MAJORITY VOTE OF THE COMMITTEE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-10, RELATING TO LIENS AND SUITS FOR THE COLLECTION OF TAXES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DESIGNATION OF DEBTS PAYABLE TO THE STATE TO DEBTS PAYABLE TO THE COUNTY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-20, RELATING TO LIENS IN THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT TAXES, SO AS TO MOVE THE AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY SHERIFF TO COLLECT DELINQUENT TAXES TO THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-85, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO UNCOLLECTABLE PROPERTY TAX FOR DERELICT MOBILE HOMES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE AUTHORITY FROM THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO THE COUNTY ASSESSOR, TO DETERMINE THE REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF A MOBILE HOME, TO INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE ASSESSOR REMOVE THE DERELICT HOME FROM HIS RECORDS AND THE AUDITOR TO REMOVE THE DERELICT HOME FROM THE DUPLICATE LIST; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-910, RELATING TO THE SEIZURE OF PROPERTY SUBJECT TO A TAX LIEN BY THE SHERIFF OR COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR, SO AS TO REMOVE THE AUTHORITY OF THE SHERIFF TO LEVY AND SEIZE PROPERTY OF A DEFAULTING TAXPAYER; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-920, RELATING TO THE SEIZURE OF PROPERTY FOR TAX DEFAULT BY THE COUNTY SHERIFF OR THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR, SO AS TO REMOVE THE AUTHORITY OF THE SHERIFF TO POSSESS THE SEIZED PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-930, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OR DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO A TAX LIEN, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REFERENCE TO THE COUNTY SHERIFF; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-940, RELATING TO THE DISPOSAL OF PERSONAL PROPERTY SEIZED DUE TO A TAX LIEN BY THE COUNTY SHERIFF OR TAX COLLECTOR, SO AS TO REMOVE THE AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY SHERIFF TO ADVERTISE FOR THE SALE OF THE PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-950, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO BIDDING ON PERSONAL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO A TAX LIEN BY THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION, SO AS TO ALLOW BIDS TO BE MADE ON BEHALF OF THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-960, RELATING TO THE SALE OF PROPERTY SUBJECT TO A TAX SALE, SO AS TO REMOVE THE AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY SHERIFF; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-1110, RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF REAL PROPERTY MORTGAGES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF "TAX TITLE" FROM "A DEED FOR REAL PROPERTY AND A BILL OF SALE FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY" TO "A DEED FOR REAL PROPERTY OR A BILL OF SALE FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY"; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-1150, RELATING TO THE NOTICE TO MORTGAGEE OF A TAX SALE, SO AS TO INCLUDE IN THE INFORMATION PROVIDED THE TAX MAP NUMBER OF THE PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-1220, RELATING TO THE PROCEDURES FOR PROVIDING NOTICE OF TAX SALE OF MOBILE OR MANUFACTURED HOMES, SO AS TO SPECIFY THE FORMS OF LIENHOLDERS PROVIDED TO TAX COLLECTORS FOR NOTICE TO BE THOSE PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF MANUFACTURED HOMES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-49-1270, RELATING TO THE RIGHTS OF THE LIENHOLDER IN A TAX SALE AND THE RIGHTS AND REMEDIES THAT ARE NOT AFFECTED BY COMPLIANCE OF THE INFORMATION PROVISIONS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE INFORMATION PROVIDED FROM THE AUDITOR TO THE ASSESSOR; TO AMEND SECTION 12-51-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAXES AND THE TREATMENT OF MOBILE HOMES AS PERSONAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT OF WRITTEN NOTICE OF THE HOMES ANNEXATION TO THE LAND BY THE HOMEOWNER TO THE AUDITOR TO REQUIRE COMPLIANCE WITH DETITLING PROVISIONS OF THE MANUFACTURED HOUSING LAW AND TO ALLOW A COUNTY TO CONTRACT IN THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT TAXES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-51-55, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BID ON PROPERTY SOLD FOR AD VALOREM TAXES, SO AS TO REMOVE THE PROVISIONS FOR THE APPLICATIONS OF THE FUNDS WHEN THE PROPERTY IS NOT REDEEMED; TO AMEND SECTION 12-51-80, RELATING TO THE SETTLEMENT BY THE TREASURER, SO AS TO INCREASE THE TIME OF SETTLEMENT TO THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS FROM THIRTY DAYS TO FORTY-FIVE DAYS AFTER THE TAX SALE; TO REPEAL SECTION 12-59-30 RELATING TO THE SUFFICIENCY OF DEEDS OF LANDS FORFEITED TO THE STATE COMMISSIONS IN YEAR 1939; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-40, RELATING TO FORFEITED LAND COMMISSIONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE LANDS FORFEITED TO COUNTY TAX COLLECTORS IN LANDS AUTHORIZED FOR SALE AND TO REMOVE THE STATE AS HOLDER OF PROPERTY HELD AND SOLD BY THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-50, RELATING TO THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REFERENCE TO DELINQUENT STATE TAXES SUBJECT TO THESE PROVISIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-70, RELATING TO FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION SALES, SO AS TO REMOVE REFERENCE TO THE SHERIFF SUBMITTING TITLE TO THE COMMISSION AND TO REFERENCE THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR SUBMITTING TITLE TO THE COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-80, RELATING TO THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION, SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE PROCEDURE FOR ACCEPTING BIDS FOR THE SALE OF FORFEITED PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-90, RELATING TO FORFEITED LANDS TAX SALES, SO AS TO REMOVE THE AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY SHERIFF TO EXECUTE DEEDS AND CONVEYANCES FOR FORFEITED LANDS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR TO EXECUTE THE DEEDS AND CONVEYANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-100, RELATING TO THE TURNING OVER OF PROCEEDS OF A DELINQUENT TAX SALE BY THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION TO THE COUNTY TREASURER AND THE TREASURER TO DEPOSITING THESE FUNDS INTO THE COUNTY GENERAL FUND, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT THE TREASURER DO SO AT THE CLOSE OF THE FISCAL YEAR AND TO DELETE REFERENCES TO THE STATE INTERESTS IN THESE PROCEEDS; TO REPEAL SECTION 12-59-110 RELATING TO FEES AND COSTS OF THE SHERIFF FOR SERVICES PROVIDED TO THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION IN REGARD TO DELINQUENT TAX SEIZURES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-59-120, RELATING TO THE FORFEITED LAND COMMISSION, SO AS TO REPLACE REFERENCE TO THE COUNTY SHERIFF WITH THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR REGARDING THE ALLOWING OF AGENTS OF THE COMMISSION ACCESS TO EXECUTIONS ISSUED FOR THE COLLECTION OF TAXES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-60-1760, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX PROTESTS, SO AS TO REPLACE THE COUNTY AUDITOR WITH THE COUNTY IN REGARD TO WHO IS OBLIGATED TO RATABLY APPORTION FEES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES, AND COSTS RESULTING IN DEFENDING A COURT ACTION, AND TO REPLACE THE COUNTY AUDITOR OR TREASURER WITH THE COUNTY AS TO WHO MAY CAUSE A MUNICIPALITY TO BE MADE A PARTY TO ANY ACTION INVOLVING A MUNICIPAL LEVY.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3180 (Word version) -- Rep. Pope: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF CLOVER NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY IN CLOVER, SOUTH CAROLINA, TO THE TOWN OF CLOVER.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3181 (Word version) -- Rep. R. L. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO DELETE THE EXEMPTION ON CERTAIN GUNS ON SECOND AMENDMENT WEEKEND.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3182 (Word version) -- Rep. Dillard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3710 SO AS TO ALLOW A TAX CREDIT, NOT TO EXCEED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS, TO ANY TAXPAYER THAT EMPLOYS A FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUAL AS A FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE, TO SPECIFY THE TAXES FOR WHICH THE CREDIT MAY BE APPLIED, TO ALLOW THE CREDIT FOR THE TWENTY-FOUR CONSECUTIVE MONTHS FOR EACH ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEE, AND SPECIFY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3183 (Word version) -- Rep. Limehouse: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-16-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COMPUTER CRIME OFFENSES, SO AS TO INCLUDE IN THE PURVIEW OF THE OFFENSE OF COMPUTER CRIME IN THE FIRST DEGREE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ACCESS A COMPUTER OR COMPUTER NETWORK WITHOUT PROPER AUTHORIZATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING AND RELEASING STATE OR FEDERAL CLASSIFIED OR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC IN AN ELECTRONIC FORMAT OR OTHER FORM OF MASS COMMUNICATION AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3184 (Word version) -- Rep. Pope: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-5-910, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNGEMENT OF A FIRST OFFENSE CRIME WHICH CARRIES A FINE OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS RATHER THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

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H. 3185 (Word version) -- Rep. Spires: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-2943 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES SHALL REQUIRE A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN RELEASED ON BOND FOR MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS OF PROVISIONS THAT MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO OPERATE A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN UNLAWFUL SUBSTANCE TO HAVE INSTALLED ON ANY VEHICLE HE DRIVES AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3186 (Word version) -- Rep. Dillard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ENACTING THE "SAVE OUR CHILDREN GUN LOCK ACT"; BY ADDING SECTION 16-23-800 SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO REQUIRE A PERSON WHO KEEPS A FIREARM ON PREMISES WHERE A REASONABLE PERSON WOULD KNOW THAT A CHILD MAY GAIN ACCESS TO THE FIREARM TO STORE THE FIREARM IN A LOCKED CONTAINER OR UTILIZE A TRIGGER-LOCKING DEVICE ON THE FIREARM, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION WHEN DEATH OR INJURY OCCURS, AND TO REQUIRE RETAIL FIREARMS DEALERS TO POST NOTICE OF THIS REQUIREMENT.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3187 (Word version) -- Rep. Howard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 2-19-10, 2-19-20, 2-19-25, 2-19-30, AS AMENDED, 2-19-35, 2-19-70, 2-19-80, 2-19-90, 2-19-100, AND 2-19-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, ALL RELATING TO THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION, ALL SO AS TO CHANGE THE COMMISSION'S PROCESS FOR NOMINATING JUDICIAL CANDIDATES FROM THE NOMINATION OF THREE CANDIDATES TO THE RELEASE OF A LIST OF ALL QUALIFIED AND FIT CANDIDATES TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT RACE, GENDER, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AND OTHER DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMISSION, TO DEFINE THE TERM "IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER", AND TO PROVIDE FURTHER CONFORMING CHANGES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3188 (Word version) -- Rep. Pope: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 14-7-1110, AS AMENDED, AND 14-7-1120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BOTH RELATING TO PEREMPTORY CHALLENGES, SO AS TO EQUALIZE THE NUMBER OF PEREMPTORY CHALLENGES FOR THE DEFENDANT AND THE STATE IN A CRIMINAL CASE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3189 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN OFFENSES INVOLVING WEAPONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE ASSAULT WEAPONS IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE AND INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION AND CREATE A TWO-TIERED PENALTY SCHEME; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-210, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE ARTICLE, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "ASSAULT WEAPON".

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3190 (Word version) -- Rep. Dillard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3710, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A MOPED, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON, WHILE OPERATING A MOPED, AND HIS PASSENGERS MUST WEAR SAFETY YELLOW REFLECTIVE VESTS.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3191 (Word version) -- Reps. Cole and Tallon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-5-130 AND 56-5-140, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERMS "MOTOR VEHICLE" AND "MOTORCYCLE", SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MOPEDS ARE MOTOR VEHICLES AND NOT MOTORCYCLES.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3192 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-235, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO USE OR EMPLOY AN AUTOMATIC NUMBER PLATE RECOGNITION SYSTEM AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3193 (Word version) -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPUTATION OF TIME SERVED BY A PRISONER, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY TIME SERVED UNDER HOUSE ARREST BY A PRISONER MUST BE USED IN COMPUTING TIME SERVED BY THE PRISONER.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3194 (Word version) -- Rep. Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-495, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MONITORING REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES TO DETERMINE YEAR-END DEFICITS AND THE PROCEDURES TO RECOGNIZE AND APPROVE AN AGENCY'S DEFICIT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD ONLY MAY RECOGNIZE AND APPROVE A PARTICULAR AGENCY'S DEFICIT IN AN AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING TWO PERCENT OF THE AGENCY'S TOTAL FUNDS EXPENDITURE AUTHORIZATION AS REFLECTED IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE BY WHICH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY RECOGNIZE AND APPROVE AN AGENCY'S DEFICIT ABOVE THIS LIMIT.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 3195 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-26-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT, BEGINNING WITH SCHOOL YEAR 2013-2014, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ANNUALLY SHALL ESTABLISH THE STANDARDS TO BE USED FOR THE EVALUATION OF TEACHERS IN THE K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THIS STATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF EMPLOYMENT OR CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT AND FOR THE DETERMINATION OF OR INCREASES IN COMPENSATION.

Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3196 (Word version) -- Rep. Funderburk: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-27-05 SO AS TO ENTITLE CHAPTER 27 THE "SOUTH CAROLINA WHISTLEBLOWER AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PROTECTION ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 8-27-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REWARDS FOR REPORTS RESULTING IN SAVINGS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR CAP ON REWARDS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-27-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CIVIL ACTIONS AGAINST AN EMPLOYING PUBLIC BODY FOR RETALIATION AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE WHO REPORTS A VIOLATION OF STATE OR FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATION, SO AS TO REMOVE THE ONE-YEAR LIMITATION ON THE PERIOD DURING WHICH THE EMPLOYEE IS PROTECTED FROM ADVERSE EMPLOYMENT ACTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL REMEDIES.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3197 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Finlay and Ballentine: A BILL TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF ELECTIONS WITHIN THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE AND DEVOLVE THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION UPON THE DIVISION OF ELECTIONS, INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO RECONSTITUTE THE BOARD OF STATE CANVASSERS TO BE UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO SERVE ON THE BOARD IN AN EX OFFICIO CAPACITY WITH FOUR ADDITIONAL MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, TWO BEING MEMBERS OF THE LARGEST MAJORITY POLITICAL PARTY REPRESENTED IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND TWO BEING MEMBERS OF THE LARGEST MINORITY POLITICAL PARTY REPRESENTED IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BY ADDING SECTION 1-30-97 AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 7-1-20, 7-3-20, 7-3-30, 7-3-40, ALL AS AMENDED, 7-3-50, 7-3-60, 7-5-10, AS AMENDED, 7-5-35, AS AMENDED, 7-5-125, 7-5-155, 7-5-170, 7-5-180, 7-5-185, 7-5-186, ALL AS AMENDED, 7-5-280, 7-5-310, 7-5-330, 7-5-340, 7-5-470, 7-5-660, 7-5-675, ARTICLE 3 OF CHAPTER 7 OF TITLE 7, 7-9-10, 7-7-990, AS AMENDED, 7-9-80, 7-9-100, AS AMENDED, 7-11-15, 7-11-20, BOTH AS AMENDED, 7-11-40, 7-11-50, AS AMENDED, 7-11-55, 7-11-70, AS AMENDED, 7-11-80, 7-11-85, 7-13-15, AS AMENDED, 7-13-40, 7-13-50, 7-13-70, ALL AS AMENDED, 7-13-72, 7-13-180, 7-13-310, 7-13-320, AS AMENDED, 7-13-325, AS AMENDED, 7-13-335, 7-13-340, 7-13-350, AS AMENDED, 7-13-351, 7-13-355, BOTH AS AMENDED, 7-13-420, 7-13-610, AS AMENDED, 7-13-611, 7-13-710, AS AMENDED, 7-13-1160, 7-13-1330, AS AMENDED, 7-13-1340, 7-13-1360, 7-13-1370, 7-13-1371, AS AMENDED, 7-13-1380, 7-13-1390, 7-13-1400, 7-13-1490, 7-13-1620, AS AMENDED, 7-13-1640, AS AMENDED, 7-13-2120, 7-15-10, AS AMENDED, 7-15-320, 7-15-340, 7-15-385, 7-15-400, 7-15-460, ALL AS AMENDED, 7-15-470, 7-17-90, 7-17-210, 7-17-220, AS AMENDED, 7-17-330, 7-17-510, AS AMENDED, 7-17-530, 7-17-550, 7-17-570, 14-7-130, ALL AS AMENDED, 14-7-150, 14-7-390, 14-25-155, AS AMENDED, 22-2-30, 22-2-50, AS AMENDED, 33-56-20, 48-11-100, 56-1-90, AND 61-6-2010, SO AS TO AMEND THEM RESPECTIVELY TO CONFORM TO THE CREATION OF THE DIVISION OF ELECTIONS IN THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE AND DEVOLUTION OF POWER, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES FROM THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO THE DIVISION OF ELECTIONS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 7-3-10 RELATING TO THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3198 (Word version) -- Rep. J. E. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-27-115 SO AS TO PLACE THE DIRECTORS OF THE COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS UNDER THE GENERAL SUPERVISION OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH BY REGULATION THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PERSON TO SERVE AS THE DIRECTOR OF A COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS, TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH MANDATORY TRAINING CERTIFICATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DIRECTORS OF THE COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS, AND TO REQUIRE COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS TO MEET AT LEAST FOUR TIMES EACH CALENDAR YEAR; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-110, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL COUNTIES MUST HAVE A SINGLE BOARD OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-260, RELATING TO THE CHEROKEE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-290, RELATING TO THE DILLON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE DILLON COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-320, RELATING TO THE GREENVILLE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE GREENVILLE COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-325, RELATING TO THE GREENWOOD COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE GREENWOOD COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-335, RELATING TO THE HORRY COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE HORRY COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-415, RELATING TO THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-430, RELATING TO THE WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3199 (Word version) -- Rep. Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 62-1-311 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A CENTRAL WILL REGISTRY WITHIN EACH PROBATE COURT IN THE STATE.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

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