South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014
Journal of the House of Representatives

NO. 11

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014
(STATEWIDE SESSION)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The House assembled at 10:00 a.m..
Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr., as follows:

Our thought for today is from Psalm 29:11: "May the Lord give strength to his people; may the Lord bless his people with peace."
Let us pray. Loving God, grace us with Your truest gift. Give us strength and peace as we weather the challenges and setbacks of our ever-changing lives. Provide for each the energy and strength to accomplish the duties set before them. Bestow Your strength, wisdom, and courage upon our President, Governor, Speaker, and staff during this time of service. Protect our defenders of freedom, at home and abroad, as they protect us. Heal the wounds, those seen and those hidden, of our brave warriors. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer. Amen.

Pursuant to Rule 6.3, the House of Representatives was led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America by the SPEAKER.

After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. ATWATER moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of former Representative William "Will" McCain, Jr., of Gilbert, which was agreed to.

REGULATIONS RECEIVED

The following was received and referred to the appropriate committee for consideration:

Document No. 4427
Agency: Attorney General
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 11-48-10 et seq.
Tobacco Enforcement
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 27, 2014
Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 27, 2014

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Rep. BARFIELD, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 4592 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Norrell, R. L. Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENACT HOUSE BILL H.R. 318, TO AUTHORIZE A WALL OF REMEMBRANCE AS PART OF THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL SO AS TO PROPERLY HONOR THOSE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES MEMBERS WHO WERE KILLED IN THE KOREAN WAR AND TO PROPERLY REMEMBER THOSE THAT WERE WOUNDED, LISTED AS MISSING IN ACTION, AND WERE PRISONERS OF WAR.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. DOUGLAS, from the Fairfield Delegation, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 4573 (Word version) -- Rep. Douglas: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 191 OF 1991, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO REVISE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SEVEN SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY ARE ELECTED.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4605 (Word version) -- Reps. Erickson, Hodges, Herbkersman, Newton, Bowers, Patrick, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Edge, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Hiott, Hixon, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Norman, Norrell, R. L. Ott, Owens, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO COMMEND BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL, ITS DRAMA STUDENTS, AND DRAMA TEACHER LARAINE FESS FOR ITS ORIGINAL PRODUCTION OF WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING, AN IMAGINATIVE PLAY WITH A POSITIVE, LIFE-CHANGING ANTIBULLYING MESSAGE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4606 (Word version) -- Reps. Stavrinakis, Harrell, Atwater, Bannister, Bernstein, Brannon, Clemmons, Cole, Delleney, Funderburk, Goldfinch, Hart, Kennedy, Lucas, McCoy, W. J. McLeod, Munnerlyn, Newton, Pope, Rutherford, Sabb, Sellers, G. M. Smith, J. E. Smith, Weeks and Whipper: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, UPON THE PASSING OF RONALD L. "RON" MOTLEY OF CHARLESTON COUNTY, AND TO EXTEND THEIR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS LOVING FAMILY AND HIS MANY FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4614 (Word version) -- Rep. Simrill: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR ITS ENDEAVORS IN ASSISTING THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN SECURING AFFORDABLE HOMES AND CREATING IN EXCESS OF TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND JOBS SINCE THE ONSET OF THE NATIONAL FINANCIAL CRISIS THAT BEGAN IN 2008.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4615 (Word version) -- Reps. Hiott, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Norrell, R. L. Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE PICKENS HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR A WINNING SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR CAPTURING THE 2013 CLASS AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4616 (Word version) -- Rep. Hiott: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE PICKENS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAM OF PICKENS COUNTY WITH THE TEAM COACHES AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND HONORED FOR GARNERING THE 2013 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the privilege of the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives be extended to the Pickens High School volleyball team of Pickens County with the team coaches and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being
recognized and honored for garnering the 2013 South Carolina Class AAA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4617 (Word version) -- Reps. Hiott, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Norrell, R. L. Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE PICKENS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2013 CLASS AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4618 (Word version) -- Rep. Hiott: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE PICKENS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF TEAM OF PICKENS COUNTY WITH THE TEAM COACHES AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR CAPTURING THE 2013 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the privilege of the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives be extended to the Pickens High School girls golf team of Pickens County with the team coaches and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being recognized and commended for capturing the 2013 South Carolina Class AAA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4625 (Word version) -- Reps. H. A. Crawford, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, R. L. Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Norrell, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE DEATH OF CAROLYN BAILEY OF CONWAY AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4626 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson, Bannister, Bedingfield, Burns, Chumley, Dillard, Hamilton, Loftis, Nanney, Putnam, Robinson-Simpson, G. R. Smith and Stringer: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO COMMEND GREENVILLE WATER FOR ITS CONTINUAL STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE IN PROVIDING QUALITY DRINKING WATER AND A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR RESIDENCES AND BUSINESSES IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO CONGRATULATE THE COMPANY ON RECEIVING THE PARTNERSHIP FOR SAFE WATER PHASE IV PRESIDENT'S AWARD.

The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the Senate.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The Senate sent to the House the following:

S. 943 (Word version) -- Senator Bryant: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO INVITE THE NATIONAL COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, THE HONORABLE DAN DELLINGER, TO ADDRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION IN THE CHAMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT 12:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bills and Joint Resolutions were introduced, read the first time, and referred to appropriate committees:

H. 4604 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer and Mack: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-280, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE LICENSURE REQUIREMENT TO PRACTICE ENGINEERING, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN ACTIVITIES PERFORMED BY FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES OR OTHER PERSONNEL OF A MANUFACTURING COMPANY, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4607 (Word version) -- Rep. Hiott: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 82 TO TITLE 15 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE "TRESPASSER RESPONSIBILITY ACT" WHICH PROVIDES A LIMITATION ON LIABILITY BY LAND POSSESSORS TO TRESPASSERS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4608 (Word version) -- Reps. Williams, Anderson, Jefferson, Gilliard, Hosey, R. L. Brown, Clyburn, Hart, Howard, Mack and Wood: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-4490, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT A MOTOR VEHICLE MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH HEAD LAMPS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MOTOR VEHICLE MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH FACTORY-INSTALLED BLUE COLORED HEAD LAMPS, AND THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR AN OWNER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE TO INSTALL BLUE COLORED HEAD LAMPS ON A MOTOR VEHICLE.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4609 (Word version) -- Reps. Williams, Alexander, Jefferson, Hosey, Anderson, Funderburk and J. E. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-375 SO AS TO PROVIDE ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS MUST BE CLOSED ON VETERANS DAY, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, TO PROVIDE THIS DAY MUST NOT BE CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAYS FOR THE YEAR OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND TO EXEMPT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FROM THIS REQUIREMENT.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4610 (Word version) -- Reps. Williams, Gilliard, Jefferson and R. L. Brown: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-1-443, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT OF SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE FOR A MINUTE OF MANDATORY SILENCE AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SCHOOL DAY, SO AS TO GIVE SCHOOLS THE DISCRETION WHETHER TO PROVIDE FOR THAT TIME AND TO ALLOW STUDENTS TO USE THAT TIME TO REFLECT ON THEIR FAITH OR OTHER MATTERS OF PERSONAL SIGNIFICANCE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4611 (Word version) -- Reps. Hosey, Sellers and Mitchell: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 28, 29, AND 30 BY THE STUDENTS OF BARNWELL COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS 19, 29, AND 45 WHEN THE SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW ARE EXEMPT FROM THE MAKE-UP REQUIREMENT THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP.
On motion of Rep. HOSEY, with unanimous consent, the Joint Resolution was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

H. 4612 (Word version) -- Rep. Bales: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY OF THE STATE'S UNIFORM TRAFFIC LAWS UPON THE STATE'S POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE THAT ENACTS AN ORDINANCE, RULE, OR REGULATION THAT IMPOSES A FINE FOR AN OFFENSE THAT EXCEEDS THE FINE IMPOSED BY A SIMILAR OFFENSE CONTAINED IN THIS CHAPTER MAY NOT COLLECT AN AMOUNT THAT EXCEEDS THE MAXIMUM FINE CONTAINED IN THE SIMILAR OFFENSE CONTAINED IN THIS CHAPTER.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4613 (Word version) -- Rep. Atwater: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-88 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A ZERO BASE BUDGET PROCESS BEGINNING WITH FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 AND TO PROVIDE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A ZERO BASE BUDGET.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4619 (Word version) -- Rep. Loftis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3378 SO AS TO PROVIDE A TAX CREDIT FOR THE IN-STATE PURCHASE OR LEASE OF A NEW QUALIFIED HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE, NEW QUALIFIED BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLE, OR NEW QUALIFIED ALTERNATIVE FUEL MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER 8,500 GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING, TO PROVIDE A TEN PERCENT CREDIT FOR THE IN-STATE PURCHASE OR LEASE OF A NEW QUALIFIED HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE, NEW QUALIFIED BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLE, OR NEW QUALIFIED ALTERNATIVE FUEL MOTOR VEHICLE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT VARIES BASED ON THE GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE CREDIT MAY BE CLAIMED; TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FLEET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROGRAM SHALL SEEK TO PROMOTE THE USE OF CLEAN, DOMESTIC, AND EFFICIENT FUELS; TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-310, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ACQUISITION OF THE STATE FLEET, SO AS TO ADD PREFERENCE FOR COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS, LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS, LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS, AND BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLES WHEN PRACTICAL; TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-315, RELATING TO THE FEASIBILITY OF USING ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR THE STATE VEHICLE FLEET, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLE MANAGEMENT TO PROVIDE A PLAN FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF STATE-OWNED VEHICLES WITH VEHICLES USING ALTERNATIVE FUELS, AND TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION TO SUBMIT THE PLAN TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND GOVERNOR; TO AMEND SECTION 59-67-585, RELATING TO THE USE OF BIODIESEL FUEL IN THE STATE SCHOOL BUS FLEET, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PREFERENCE IN PURCHASING HYBRID, PLUG-IN HYBRID, BIODIESEL, HYDROGEN, FUEL CELL, COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS, LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS, LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS, BATTERY ELECTRIC, OR FLEX-FUEL SCHOOL BUSES WHEN PERFORMANCE, QUALITY, AND LIFE CYCLE COSTS ARE COMPARABLE TO OTHER SCHOOL BUSES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 12-6-3377 RELATING TO THE TAX CREDIT FOR THE PURCHASE OF CERTAIN VEHICLES THAT ARE SIMILAR TO THE VEHICLES FOR WHICH THE CREDIT IN SECTION 12-6-3378 IS ESTABLISHED.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4620 (Word version) -- Reps. Hosey and Clyburn: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON JANUARY 28, 29, AND 30 BY THE STUDENTS OF THE ALLENDALE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT WHEN ITS SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED DUE TO SNOW ARE EXEMPT FROM THE MAKE-UP REQUIREMENT THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER, OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS BE MADE UP.
On motion of Rep. HOSEY, with unanimous consent, the Joint Resolution was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

H. 4621 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith, Owens, Finlay and Jefferson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 2, TITLE 56 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE ACT", WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE OPERATION OF AUTONOMOUS MOTOR VEHICLES ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4622 (Word version) -- Reps. Loftis and Sandifer: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, BY ADDING SECTION 4 SO AS TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR RECALLING AND REMOVING FROM PUBLIC OFFICE PERSONS HOLDING ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICES OF THE STATE OR ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS IN THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE BRANCHES OF STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4623 (Word version) -- Rep. Rivers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 9-11-90, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RETURN TO EMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIREMENT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR EARNINGS LIMITATION DOES NOT APPLY IF THE MEMBER IS HIRED BY CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES DEPENDING ON POPULATION, OR CERTAIN COUNTIES DEPENDING ON BUDGET AMOUNTS, AND RETURNS TO EMPLOYMENT COVERED BY THE POLICE OFFICERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4624 (Word version) -- Reps. Rivers, K. R. Crawford, Erickson, Bedingfield, Hamilton, Patrick, Newton, Bowen, Burns, Herbkersman, Quinn, Stringer, White and Wood: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3690 SO AS TO PROVIDE UP TO A FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR CREDIT FOR A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHO TEACHES A QUALIFYING STUDENT AT HOME FOR INSTRUCTION-RELATED EXPENSES, TO PROVIDE UP TO A FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR CREDIT FOR A PARENT FOR TUITION PAID TO AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ON BEHALF OF THEIR CHILD, AND TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CREDIT MAY BE CLAIMED.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4627 (Word version) -- Reps. Goldfinch, Barfield, Hardwick, H. A. Crawford, Burns, Clemmons, Gagnon, Hamilton, Sandifer and J. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-27-655 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN IMPLEMENTING THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT, SC WORKS ANNUALLY SHALL REVIEW THE PERFORMANCE OF EACH PAID PROVIDER OF TRAINING TO CLIENTS OF SC WORKS BASED ON CERTAIN CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT SC WORKS MAY NOT PAY A PROVIDER WHOSE PERFORMANCE IS CONSIDERED INEFFECTIVE TO TRAIN A CLIENT OF SC WORKS FOR SIX MONTHS FOLLOWING THE ISSUING OF THE GRADE, AND ONLY THEN UPON A SATISFACTORY DEMONSTRATION BY THE PROVIDER THAT IT HAS REMEDIED THE DEFICIENCIES THAT RESULTED IN ITS RECEIPT OF AN INEFFECTIVE RATING.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4628 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-510, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF THE OWNERSHIP, TRANSFER, OR POSSESSION OF FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO GOVERNING BODY OF ANY COUNTY, MUNICIPALITY, OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION IN THE STATE MAY ENFORCE ANY REGULATION OR ORDINANCE THAT REGULATES OR ATTEMPTS TO REGULATE THE TRANSFER, OWNERSHIP, POSSESSION, CARRYING, OR TRANSPORTATION OF KNIVES, FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, COMPONENTS OF FIREARMS, OR ANY COMBINATION OF THESE THINGS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4629 (Word version) -- Reps. Finlay, Ballentine, Cole, Delleney and Huggins: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 39-5-190 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS AN UNLAWFUL TRADE PRACTICE FOR A PERSON OR ENTITY TO MAKE A BAD FAITH ASSERTION OF PATENT INFRINGEMENT, TO PROVIDE EVIDENTIARY CONSIDERATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE REMEDIES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4630 (Word version) -- Rep. Funderburk: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-23-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EXPIRATION OR LAPSE OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION OF AN OFFICER UPON HIS DISCONTINUANCE OF EMPLOYMENT, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION WHEN THE EMPLOYMENT IS DISCONTINUED BECAUSE OF HIS ABSENCE FROM WORK DUE TO A DISABILITY HE SUSTAINED IN THAT EMPLOYMENT FOR WHICH HE RECEIVES WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS AND FROM WHICH HE HAS NOT BEEN AUTHORIZED TO RETURN TO WORK WITHOUT RESTRICTION TO REQUIRE HE SATISFY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PERIOD; AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS RETROACTIVE TO JANUARY 1, 2013.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4631 (Word version) -- Reps. W. J. McLeod, Skelton, Cobb-Hunter, R. L. Brown, Sottile, Pope, Finlay, R. L. Ott, Weeks, Jefferson, Bowers, Newton, Funderburk, Southard, Williams, Delleney, Kennedy and Pitts: 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 A PERSON TO USE AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE TO COMMUNICATE WHILE DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4632 (Word version) -- Reps. Stavrinakis, Merrill, McCoy, Daning, Crosby, Murphy, Sottile, Gilliard, R. L. Brown, Mack and Harrell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 120 TO TILE 59 SO AS TO CREATE CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY TO EVENTUALLY BE CONSTITUTED BY MERGING THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON AND THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INCLUDING ITS HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, INTO ONE INSTITUTION AS DETERMINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY; TO PROVIDE THIS MERGER MUST OCCUR BEFORE JULY 1, 2016; TO PROVIDE THAT THE FORMER COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON MUST BE KNOWN AS THE "CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY GEORGE STREET CAMPUS" AND THE FORMER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA MUST BE KNOWN AS THE "CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CAMPUS"; TO CREATE A BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY; TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD AND MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS CONCERNING THE BOARD; TO PROVIDE THAT UNTIL THE MERGER OCCURS THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF THE CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MUST BE THE COMPLETION OF A MERGER PLAN; TO PROVIDE THIS PLAN MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE JULY 1, 2015, AND TO PROVIDE CONTENT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REPORT; AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR APPROPRIATIONS, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS, AND REVENUE BONDS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-107-10, RELATING TO STATE SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING IN SOUTH CAROLINA, SECTION 59-123-10, RELATING TO THE NAME OF THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, SECTION 59-123-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, SECTION 59-123-60, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ALL SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO PROVIDE THAT ANY REFERENCE TO THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON, MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN A LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT, STATUTE, OR REGULATION MUST BE CONSTRUED TO MEAN CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY; TO REDESIGNATE CHAPTER 123, TITLE 59 AS "CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CAMPUS AND THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY"; TO REDESIGNATE CHAPTER 130, TITLE 59 AS "CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY GEORGE STREET CAMPUS"; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-123-50 RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SECTION 59-130-10 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, SECTION 59-130-30 RELATING TO POWERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, AND SECTION 59-130-40 RELATING TO MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4633 (Word version) -- Reps. Gambrell, Gagnon, Bowen, Putnam, Thayer and White: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 510 OF 1982, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ANDERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO REAPPORTION THE DISTRICTS FROM WHICH BOARD MEMBERS ARE ELECTED; AND TO AMEND ACT 509 OF 1982, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF TRUSTEES OF THE FIVE ANDERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SO AS TO REAPPORTION THESE DISTRICTS.

On motion of Rep. GAMBRELL, with unanimous consent, the Bill was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

ROLL CALL

The roll call of the House of Representatives was taken resulting as follows:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Barfield               Bernstein              Bowen
Bowers                 Branham                Brannon
G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown            Burns
Chumley                Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cole                   H. A. Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Edge
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrester              Funderburk             Gagnon
Gambrell               George                 Gilliard
Goldfinch              Hamilton               Hardee
Hardwick               Harrell                Hayes
Henderson              Hiott                  Hixon
Hodges                 Hosey                  Howard
Huggins                Jefferson              King
Knight                 Limehouse              Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
McCoy                  McEachern              M. S. McLeod
W. J. McLeod           Merrill                Mitchell
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn
Murphy                 Nanney                 Newton
Norman                 R. L. Ott              Owens
Parks                  Patrick                Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
Riley                  Rivers                 Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sabb
Sandifer               Sellers                Simrill
Skelton                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            J. R. Smith            Sottile
Southard               Spires                 Stavrinakis
Stringer               Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  Weeks
Wells                  Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Wood

STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE

I came in after the roll call and was present for the Session on Thursday, February 6.

David Mack                        Ralph Kennedy
Joseph Neal                       Mandy Powers Norrell
Jerry Govan                       Ted Vick
Chris Hart

Total Present--115

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. BINGHAM a leave of absence for the day.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. WILLIS a leave of absence for the day due to legislative business in his district.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. K. R. CRAWFORD a leave of absence for the day due to a business commitment.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. BEDINGFIELD a leave of absence for the day due to family medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. HORNE a leave of absence for the day due to a court appearance.

STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE

Rep. VICK signed a statement with the Clerk that he came in after the roll call of the House and was present for the Session on Thursday, January 23.

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. Thomas Gibbons was the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Rep. BRANNON presented to the House the Landrum High School Girls Varsity Cross-Country Team, coaches, and other school officials.

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

In accordance with House Rule 5.2 below:
"5.2   Every bill before presentation shall have its title endorsed; every report, its title at length; every petition, memorial, or other paper, its prayer or substance; and, in every instance, the name of the member presenting any paper shall be endorsed and the papers shall be presented by the member to the Speaker at the desk. A member may add his name to a bill or resolution or a co-sponsor of a bill or resolution may remove his name at any time prior to the bill or resolution receiving passage on second reading. The member or co-sponsor shall notify the Clerk of the House in writing of his desire to have his name added or removed from the bill or resolution. The Clerk of the House shall print the member's or co-sponsor's written notification in the House Journal. The removal or addition of a name does not apply to a bill or resolution sponsored by a committee."

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3943 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/06/14   ATWATER

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4372 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/06/14   GOLDFINCH, NEWTON and PATRICK

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4549 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/06/14   THAYER

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4223 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/06/14   HARRELL

H. 3231--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3231 (Word version) -- Reps. Atwater, Huggins, Toole, Ballentine, Taylor, Bingham, Pitts and Wood: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-1-90 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST MOTORCYCLES, MOTORCYCLE OPERATORS, OR MOTORCYCLE PASSENGERS.

Rep. DANING moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, February 19, which was agreed to.

H. 4576--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 4576 (Word version) -- Reps. Anderson, Harrell, Hosey, Hardwick, Spires, Gilliard, King, Parks, Williams, Anthony, Clyburn, Gambrell, Jefferson, Bowen, Brannon, R. L. Brown, George, Hayes, Hixon, Lowe, Mack, W. J. McLeod, D. C. Moss, Munnerlyn, Norman, Putnam, Robinson-Simpson, Tallon and Thayer: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING BODY OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY WAIVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOLS MAKE UP FULL DAYS MISSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FOR UP TO FIVE FULL SCHOOL DAYS THAT STUDENTS WHO ATTEND A SCHOOL, CHARTER SCHOOL, OR APPROVED HOME SCHOOL PROGRAM IN THE DISTRICT MISSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER DURING THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 95; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bernstein              Bowen                  Bowers
Branham                G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cole                   H. A. Crawford         Crosby
Daning                 Delleney               Douglas
Edge                   Felder                 Finlay
Forrester              Funderburk             Gagnon
Gambrell               George                 Goldfinch
Hamilton               Harrell                Hayes
Henderson              Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
King                   Knight                 Limehouse
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   McCoy
McEachern              M. S. McLeod           W. J. McLeod
Merrill                Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Munnerlyn              Murphy
Nanney                 Newton                 Norman
R. L. Ott              Owens                  Parks
Patrick                Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               Riley                  Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sabb                   Sandifer               Simrill
Skelton                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            J. R. Smith            Sottile
Southard               Spires                 Stavrinakis
Stringer               Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  Weeks
Wells                  White                  Whitmire
Williams               Wood

Total--95

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Joint Resolution was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

H. 4576--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. HAYES, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 4576 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 4603--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 4603 (Word version) -- Reps. Sottile, Harrell, Goldfinch, Crosby, McCoy, Erickson, Murphy, Stavrinakis, Bowen and Forrester: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO ISSUE OR APPROVE ORDERS ALLOWING SAND SCRAPING AND SANDBAGGING FOR THE PROTECTION OF GOLF COURSES.

Rep. SOTTILE explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 98; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anthony                Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Barfield
Bernstein              Bowen                  Bowers
G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown            Burns
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cole                   H. A. Crawford         Crosby
Daning                 Delleney               Douglas
Edge                   Felder                 Finlay
Forrester              Funderburk             Gagnon
Gambrell               Gilliard               Goldfinch
Hamilton               Harrell                Hayes
Henderson              Hiott                  Hixon
Hodges                 Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Kennedy                King
Knight                 Limehouse              Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   McCoy                  McEachern
M. S. McLeod           W. J. McLeod           Merrill
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Munnerlyn              Murphy                 Nanney
Newton                 Norman                 Norrell
R. L. Ott              Owens                  Parks
Patrick                Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               Riley
Rivers                 Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Ryhal                  Sabb                   Sandifer
Simrill                Skelton                G. M. Smith
J. E. Smith            J. R. Smith            Sottile
Southard               Spires                 Stavrinakis
Stringer               Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  Weeks
Wells                  Whipper                White
Williams               Wood

Total--98

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Joint Resolution was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

H. 4603--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. SOTTILE, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 4603 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 4505--RECALLED FROM COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

On motion of Rep. HIOTT, with unanimous consent, the following Concurrent Resolution was ordered recalled from the Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs:

H. 4505 (Word version) -- Rep. Bowen: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO JOIN THE SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA JOINT WATER CAUCUS TO ENCOURAGE STATE AGENCIES, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, TO IMPLEMENT A WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE SAVANNAH RIVER BASIN TO ENSURE CONTINUOUS OPTIMIZATION OF WATER QUALITY AND QUANTITY MANAGEMENT OF THE WATER RESOURCES SHARED BY SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA THROUGHOUT THE SAVANNAH RIVER BASIN.

H. 4482--RECALLED FROM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

On motion of Rep. RIDGEWAY, with unanimous consent, the following Bill was ordered recalled from the Committee on Education and Public Works:

H. 4482 (Word version) -- Rep. Ridgeway: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-691 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE WOOLY MAMMOTH IS DESIGNATED AS THE OFFICIAL STATE FOSSIL OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

H. 4559--ADOPTED AND SENT TO SENATE

The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

H. 4559 (Word version) -- Reps. McCoy, Merrill, Erickson, Stavrinakis, Daning, Crosby, Rivers, Patrick, Sottile, Whipper, Newton, Gilliard, Mack, Murphy, Limehouse, R. L. Brown, Harrell and Horne: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENACT SENATE BILL S.1846, THE HOMEOWNER FLOOD INSURANCE AFFORDABILITY ACT OF 2013, IN ORDER TO DELAY FLOOD INSURANCE RATE INCREASES CAUSED BY THE BIGGERT-WATERS FLOOD INSURANCE REFORM ACT OF 2012, AND TO REQUIRE THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO STUDY THE AFFORDABILITY OF THAT ACT ON PROPERTY OWNERS AND TO IMPLEMENT AN ACCURATE FLOOD MAPPING APPROACH BEFORE RAISING FLOOD INSURANCE RATES; AND TO UNDERTAKE EFFORTS TO DEVELOP A LONG-TERM SOLUTION TO ENSURING AN AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE, AND SUSTAINABLE FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted and sent to the Senate.

MOTION PERIOD

The motion period was dispensed with on motion of Rep. HODGES.

H. 3796--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3796 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-330, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FEES IMPOSED BY POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN A GOVERNING BODY OF A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION IMPOSES A SCHEDULE OF ROAD FEES ON MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED IN THE COUNTY BASED ON VEHICLE CLASS, THE LOWEST FEE IN THE SCHEDULE MUST APPLY TO ALL MOTOR VEHICLES SUBJECT TO THE STATE BIENNIAL REGISTRATION FEE FOR PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES IMPOSED PURSUANT TO SECTION 56-3-620; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-630, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES FOR PURPOSES OF MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSING AND REGISTRATION BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A TRUCK INCLUDED IN THE DEFINITION OF PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE, WHICH IS NOT USED IN A TRADE OR BUSINESS, MAY BE REGISTERED UPON PAYMENT OF THE BIENNIAL REGISTRATION FEES PROVIDED PURSUANT TO SECTION 56-3-620.

Rep. PITTS moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, February 18, which was agreed to.

H. 3833--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3833 (Word version) -- Reps. Horne, Bannister and Sellers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-738 SO AS TO ALLOW THE HOLDER OF A RETAIL WINE PERMIT FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION WHOSE RETAIL SPACE IS AT LEAST TEN THOUSAND SQUARE FEET AND WHOSE PRIMARY PRODUCT IS NOT BEER, WINE, OR DISTILLED SPIRITS TO CONDUCT UP TO TWENTY-FOUR WINE TASTINGS IN A CALENDAR QUARTER, AND TO PROVIDE RESTRICTIONS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-965 SO AS TO ALSO ALLOW THE HOLDER OF A RETAIL PERMIT AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF BEER FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION WHOSE RETAIL SPACE IS AT LEAST TEN THOUSAND SQUARE FEET AND WHOSE PRIMARY PRODUCT IS NOT BEER, WINE, OR DISTILLED SPIRITS TO CONDUCT UP TO TWENTY-FOUR BEER TASTINGS IN A CALENDAR QUARTER, AND TO PROVIDE RESTRICTIONS.

The Committee on Judiciary proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3833 (COUNCIL\NL\3833C001.NL.DG13), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words inserting:
/     SECTION   1.   Article 7, Chapter 4, Title 61 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 61-4-738.   (A)   Notwithstanding another provision of law or regulation, the holder of a retail wine permit for off-premises consumption whose retail space is at least ten thousand square feet and whose primary product is not beer, wine, or distilled spirits may obtain an annual wine tastings permit for each separate place of business in order to conduct, in accordance with department rulings or regulations, not more than twelve wine tastings at the retail location in a calendar quarter.

(B)   An annual wine tasting permit must be issued provided that:

(1)   at least ten days before the tasting, a notice detailing the specific date and hours of the tasting must be sent by first class mail or by electronic mail to the State Law Enforcement Division;

(2)   the tastings must be conducted by the retailer or an agent or independent contractor of the retailer and may not be conducted by a wholesaler or manufacturer or an employee, agent, or independent contractor of a wholesaler or manufacturer. Nothing in this item prohibits a manufacturer or employee, agent, or independent contractor of a manufacturer or a wholesaler or employee, agent, or independent contractor of a wholesaler from attending a tasting to provide information and offer educational material on the products to be sampled. For purposes of this item, a wholesaler is not considered an employee, agent, or independent contractor of a manufacturer;

(3)   the retailer may not request from a manufacturer or wholesaler, nor may a manufacturer or wholesaler provide, neither directly or indirectly, anything of value in conjunction with the tasting, including products to be sampled, personnel to conduct the tasting, or additional products to be provided during the tasting;

(4)   a sample may not be offered from more than four products at any one tasting;

(5)   no more than one container of each of the products to be sampled may be open at any time. Open containers must be visible at all times and must be removed at the conclusion of a tasting;

(6)   the tasting must be held in a designated, stationary tasting area of the retail store with a distinctive barrier clearly in place, delineating the tasting area. No one under the age of twenty-one may be allowed into the tasting area;

(7)   samples must be no more than one ounce for each product sampled as defined in Section 61-4-10(3);

(8)   a person must not be served more than one sample of each product;

(9)   a sample must not be offered to, or allowed to be consumed by, an intoxicated person or a person under the age of twenty-one years. A person tasting a sample may not be allowed to loiter on the store premises;

(10)   a sampling may not be offered for more than four hours;

(11)   a retailer may not offer more than one sampling per day;

(12)   the tasting may not be held in conjunction with a beer tasting pursuant to Section 61-4-960 or Section 61-4-965; and

(13)   the tasting may not be held in conjunction with a tasting in a retail alcoholic liquor store pursuant to Section 61-6-1035 that is adjacent to and licensed in the same name of the retail permit authorizing the sale of beer.

(C)   In addition to other applicable fines and penalties, a retailer who violates the provisions of this section must be assessed a fine of five hundred dollars for the first violation and five hundred dollars for the second violation in a twelve month period. Subsequent violations in a twelve month period are punishable by the loss of the retail off-premises consumption permit for thirty days. The revenue from the fines established in this section must be directed to SLED for supplementing funds required for regulation and enforcement of the wine tastings.

(D)   Nothing in this section affects tastings as authorized in Section 61-4-737."
SECTION   2.   Article 9, Chapter 4, Title 61 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 61-4-965.   (A)   Notwithstanding another provision of law or regulation, the holder of a retail permit authorizing the sale of beer for off-premises consumption whose retail space is at least ten thousand square feet and whose primary product is not beer, wine, or distilled spirits may obtain an annual beer tastings permit for each separate place of business in order to conduct, in accordance with department rulings or regulations, not more than twelve beer tastings at the retail location in a calendar quarter.

(B)   An annual beer tasting permit must be issued provided that:

(1)   at least ten days before the tasting, a notice detailing the specific date and hours of the tasting must be sent by first class mail or by electronic mail to the State Law Enforcement Division;

(2)   the tastings must be conducted by the retailer or an agent or independent contractor of the retailer and may not be conducted by a wholesaler or manufacturer or an employee, agent, or independent contractor of a wholesaler or manufacturer. Nothing in this item prohibits a manufacturer or employee, agent, or independent contractor of a manufacturer or a wholesaler or employee, agent, or independent contractor of a wholesaler from attending a tasting to provide information and offer educational material on the products to be sampled. For purposes of this item, a wholesaler is not considered an employee, agent, or independent contractor of a manufacturer;

(3)   the retailer may not request from a manufacturer or wholesaler, nor may a manufacturer or wholesaler provide, neither directly or indirectly, anything of value in conjunction with the tasting; including products to be sampled, personnel to conduct the tasting, or additional products to be provided during the tasting;

(4)   a sample may not be offered from more than four products at any one tasting;

(5)   no more than one container of each of the products to be sampled may be open at any time. Open containers must be visible at all times and must be removed at the conclusion of a tasting;

(6)     the tasting must be held in a designated, stationary tasting area of the retail store with a distinctive barrier clearly in place, delineating the tasting area. No one under the age of twenty-one may be allowed into the tasting area;

(7)   samples must be no more than two ounces for each product sampled as defined in Section 61-4-10(1);

(8)   samples must be no more than one ounce for each product sampled as defined in Section 61-4-10(2), provided that no more than two of the total eight samples may contain more than ten percent of alcohol by weight;

(9)   a person must not be served more than one sample of each product;

(10)   a sample must not be offered to, or allowed to be consumed by, an intoxicated person or a person under the age of twenty-one years. A person tasting a sample may not be allowed to loiter on the store premises;

(11)   a sampling may not be offered for more than four hours;

(12)   a retailer may not offer more than one sampling per day;

(13)   the tasting may not be held in conjunction with a wine tasting pursuant to Section 61-4-737 or Section 61-4-738; and

(14)   the tasting may not be held in conjunction with a tasting in a retail alcoholic liquor store pursuant to Section 61-6-1035 that is adjacent to and licensed in the same name of the retail permit authorizing the sale of beer.

(C)   In addition to other applicable fines and penalties, a retailer who violates the provisions of this section must be assessed a fine of five hundred dollars for the first violation and five hundred dollars for the second violation in a twelve month period. Subsequent violations in a twelve month period are punishable by the loss of the retail off-premises consumption permit for thirty days. The revenue from the fines established in this section must be directed to SLED for supplementing funds required for regulation and enforcement of the wine tastings.

(D)   Nothing in this section affects tastings as authorized in Section 61-4-960."
SECTION   3.   This act takes effect on January 1, 2014. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. COLE explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 53; Nays 37

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Bales                  Bernstein              Bowers
G. A. Brown            R. L. Brown            Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cole                   Crosby
Daning                 Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Edge                   Finlay
George                 Harrell                Hixon
Hosey                  Kennedy                King
Knight                 Limehouse              Long
Mack                   McCoy                  M. S. McLeod
Merrill                Mitchell               V. S. Moss
Munnerlyn              Murphy                 Newton
Norman                 R. L. Ott              Parks
Patrick                Pitts                  Pope
Rutherford             Sabb                   Sandifer
Sellers                Simrill                Skelton
G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Taylor                 Weeks
Wells                  Whipper

Total--53

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Anthony                Atwater
Ballentine             Bowen                  Burns
Chumley                Clemmons               H. A. Crawford
Felder                 Forrester              Funderburk
Gilliard               Goldfinch              Hamilton
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Hiott                  Loftis                 Lucas
McEachern              D. C. Moss             Nanney
Norrell                Owens                  Putnam
Riley                  Rivers                 G. R. Smith
Southard               Stringer               Tallon
Thayer                 Toole                  White
Wood

Total--37

So, the Bill, as amended, was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

OBJECTION TO MOTION

Rep. SELLERS asked unanimous consent that H. 3833 (Word version) be read a third time tomorrow.
Rep. HIOTT objected.

H. 4073--RECOMMITTED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 4073 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith, Bedingfield and Willis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 5-7-125 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING BODY OF A MUNICIPALITY, BY ORDINANCE, MAY PROVIDE THAT ALL MEMBERS OF A MUNICIPAL FIRE TRUCK COMPANY OR OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT MAY DIRECT AND CONTROL TRAFFIC AT THE SCENE OF ANY FIRE IN THE MUNICIPALITY AND ENFORCE THE LAWS OF THIS STATE OR ORDINANCES OF THE MUNICIPALITY RELATING TO THE FOLLOWING OF A FIRE APPARATUS, THE CROSSING OF A FIRE HOSE, AND INTERFERING WITH FIREMEN IN THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTIES IN CONNECTION WITH A FIRE IN THE SAME MANNER AS PROVIDED FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF SUCH LAWS OR ORDINANCES BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

Rep. OWENS moved to recommit the Bill to the Committee on Education and Public Works, which was agreed to.

H. 3983--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3983 (Word version) -- Reps. Sellers, G. M. Smith, White and Bowers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 29 TO CHAPTER 7, TITLE 44 SO AS TO PROVIDE RURAL COUNTIES WITH ACCESS TO FREE EMERGENCY HOSPITAL CARE AND ALLOW RELICENSURE OF CLOSED RURAL HOSPITALS AS FREESTANDING EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Thursday, February 27, which was agreed to.

S. 148--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 148 (Word version) -- Senators Shealy, Bryant, Gregory and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 20, TITLE 37 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CONSUMER IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION, BY ADDING SECTION 37-20-161, TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN MEASURES TO SAFEGUARD A CLASS OF "PROTECTED CONSUMERS" FROM BECOMING VICTIMS OF IDENTITY THEFT, TO ALLOW REPRESENTATIVES, PROVIDING SUFFICIENT PROOF OF AUTHORITY, TO PLACE A PREEMPTIVE SECURITY FREEZE ON PROTECTED CONSUMER'S CREDIT REPORTS, TO PROVIDE THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS SECTION, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS TO IMPLEMENT A SECURITY FREEZE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DURATION AND EXTENT OF A SECURITY FREEZE, AND TO PROVIDE TERMS FOR REMOVAL OF A SECURITY FREEZE ON A PROTECTED CONSUMER'S CREDIT REPORT OR RECORD.

Rep. SANDIFER moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, February 19, which was agreed to.

S. 405--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 405 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-560, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF THE CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT TO ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES AND THE ENFORCEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF THESE RULES BY THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE INSTEAD THAT THE JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT SHALL HANDLE COMPLAINTS AGAINST ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES FOR POSSIBLE VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE OF
JUDICIAL CONDUCT IN THE SAME MANNER AS COMPLAINTS AGAINST OTHER JUDGES.

Rep. ATWATER moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, February 19, which was agreed to.

S. 151--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 151 (Word version) -- Senators Grooms and Campbell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-2080 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS FOR A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, TO ESTABLISH THE INTRASTATE VISION WAIVER PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS MAY OBTAIN A WAIVER FROM THE SIGHT REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE WAIVER'S ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE WAIVER, THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A WAIVER MAY GRANTED, AND THE PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING A WAIVER.

Rep. DANING explained the Bill.

Rep. WHITE moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, February 19, which was agreed to.

H. 3765--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3765 (Word version) -- Reps. Herbkersman, Knight, Hosey, Merrill, R. L. Brown, Clyburn and Bowers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-21-4310 SO AS TO CREATE THE CHARITABLE BINGO ADVISORY COMMITTEE, PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP AND PURPOSES, AND REQUIRE A DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE DESIGNEE AS LIAISON; BY ADDING SECTION 12-21-4320 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INFORMATIONAL CHARITABLE BINGO WEBSITE BY THE DEPARTMENT AND REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT'S RESPONSE TO INQUIRIES AS PERMANENTLY ACCESSIBLE ADVISORY OPINIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 12-21-4330 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ALLOWABLE PROMOTIONAL EXPENSES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-3920, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE BINGO TAX ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE SPECIFIC NAMED GAMES IN THE DEFINITION "BINGO", AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEFINITION OF A "CARD" INCLUDES AN INSTANT BINGO TICKET; TO AMEND SECTIONS 12-21-3940 AND 12-21-3950, BOTH AS AMENDED, RELATING TO APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSING BY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND PROMOTERS, RESPECTIVELY, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN INFORMAL APPEAL OF A REJECTION AS A FIRST STEP IN AN APPEAL; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-3990, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE MANNER OF PLAYING BINGO, SO AS TO SPECIFY THE MANNER OF PLAYING BINGO WITH INSTANT BINGO TICKETS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-4000, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PROCEDURES FOR OPERATING A BINGO GAME, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICABILITY OF BINGO PROCEDURES FOR BINGO PLAYED WITH INSTANT BINGO TICKETS, TO INCREASE THE ALLOWABLE EXPENSE FOR PROMOTIONS FROM ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS FOR EACH SESSION, AND TO SPECIFY THE INTENT OF THIS SECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-4007, RELATING TO SITE SELECTION AND ELECTRONIC DABBER SPECIFICATIONS, SO AS TO INCREASE FROM ONE TO TWO UNITS FOR THE USE OF AN ELECTRONIC DABBER BY A PLAYER; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-4020, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CLASSES OF BINGO LICENSEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR OPERATIONAL HOURS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-4120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO A CLARIFICATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT AS TO PLAY OR OPERATION OF A GAME, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR A BINGO ADVISORY OPINION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-4190, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO BINGO CARD CHANGES AND DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A FIVE PERCENT PRIZE FEE FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF BINGO WHICH MUST BE COLLECTED BY THE PROMOTER AND REMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND TO PROVIDE HOW THE PRIZE FEE EFFECTS PRIZE LIMITS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-4240, RELATING TO LICENSES TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, OR USE BINGO CARDS, SO AS TO INCLUDE ITEMS OTHER THAN BINGO CARDS TO WHICH THIS SECTION APPLIES.

Rep. HIOTT moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Thursday, February 20, which was agreed to.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. KENNEDY moved that when the House adjourn today, it stand adjourned to meet in Local Session on Friday, February 7, and to next meet in Statewide Session on Tuesday, February 18 at 12:00 noon, which was agreed to.

Rep. SPIRES moved that the House do now adjourn, which was agreed to.

RETURNED WITH CONCURRENCE

The Senate returned to the House with concurrence the following:

H. 4569 (Word version) -- Rep. Hodges: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF JAMES HENRY HOLLINS, WHO ON SEPTEMBER 12, 1963, ACTED ON HIS PERSONAL COMMITMENT TO OPEN DOORS TO PUBLIC HIGHER-EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS TO ALL CITIZENS AND ENROLLED AS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT.

H. 4597 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Ballentine, Quinn, Atwater, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Bales, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Norrell, R. L. Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE TIM WHIPPLE, IRMO HIGH SCHOOL HEAD BASKETBALL COACH, ON BEING NAMED 2013 SOUTH CAROLINA COACH OF THE YEAR FOR BOYS BASKETBALL BY THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION.

H. 4166 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons and Goldfinch: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENACT LEGISLATION REVISING OR REQUIRING REVISIONS TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES FEDERAL OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS' BOUNDARIES ESTABLISHED BY THE BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR TO PROTECT SOUTH CAROLINA'S INTERESTS WITH RESPECT TO COMMERCIAL ENERGY LEASES IN THESE DISTRICTS.

ADJOURNMENT

At 11:25 a.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. ATWATER, adjourned in memory of former Representative William "Will" McCain, Jr., of Gilbert, and in accordance with the motion of Rep. KENNEDY agreed to meet at 10:00 a.m. Friday in Local Session and to next meet in Statewide Session on Tuesday, February 18.

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