South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018
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 10, 2017
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
(STATEWIDE SESSION)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The House assembled at 12:00 noon.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr., as follows:

Our thought for today is from Psalm 126:3: "The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad indeed!"

Let us pray. Give these Representatives the spirit of perseverance as they make the decisions that will be for the good of all our people. We are grateful for the many wonderful things You have provided for us. Give these Representatives the will and desire to do for the people of this State the good things You have in mind for us. Bless our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, staff, and all who labor in these Halls of Government. Protect our defenders of freedom as they protect us. Heal the wounds, those seen and those hidden, of our men and women who suffer and sacrifice for our freedom. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayers. 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 PRO TEMPORE.

After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of Friday, the SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE ordered it confirmed.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. FELDER moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Harry John "Buzz" Krause, which was agreed to.

On motion of the SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE, with unanimous consent, Rep. FELDER's remarks were ordered printed in the Journal as follows:

Harry "Buzz" John Krause
February 20, 1940 - December 2, 2016

For many years "Buzz" Krause was an active member of the Pennsylvania National Guard and the River Hills Country Club in Lake Wylie. He was also on the Board of Directors of the York County Gas Company. He fought a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Buzz is survived by his wife of 52 years, Suzanne Stewart Krause, his son, Hans (Alyson) and five grandchildren.

SILENT PRAYER

The House stood in silent prayer for the loss of Hannah Elizabeth Furtick and Kayleigh Parker, two Bamberg-Ehrhardt students killed this past weekend.

RESIGNATION

The following was received:

January 24, 2017
The Honorable James H. Lucas
Speaker of the House of Representatives
506 Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Mr. Speaker,

Effective immediately, I resign my position in the South Carolina House of Representatives, District 84.

Sincerely,
Christopher A. "Chris" Corley

Received as information.

INVITATIONS

On motion of Rep. BALES, with unanimous consent, the following were taken up for immediate consideration and accepted:

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Foundation for the SC Commissioners for the Blind, the Members the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on February 1, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Mary Sonsken
SC Commission for the Blind

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the SC Consortium for Gifted Education, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative luncheon. This event will be held on February 1, 2017, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Linda Shaylor

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Municipal Association of South Carolina, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on February 1, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Columbia Marriott.

Sincerely,
Ken Ivey

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee

503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the SC AWWA Water Utility Council, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on February 2, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
John Westcott
Spartanburg Water

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the SC Department of Natural Resources, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on February 7, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Phillips Market Center, State Farmer's Market.

Sincerely,
Alvin A. Taylor

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on February 7, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Palmetto Club.


Sincerely,
Rion P. Rampey
SCFDA Executive Director

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of AARP South Carolina, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on February 8, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Coretta D. Bedsole

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the SC Association for Community Economic Development, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative luncheon. This event will be held on February 8, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
DeAnn Glover
Membership & Marketing Coordinator
South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the College of Charleston, the Members and staff of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on February 8, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Palmetto Club.

Sincerely,
Glenn McConnell
President
College of Charleston

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the State Farm Insurance Companies, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on February 9, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Bruce White
State Farm Insurance Companies
Public Affairs/Marketing Department

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Foundation for the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on February 15, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Kim Bowman
CEO, GSSM Foundation
EVP Strategic Direction, GSSM

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the United Way Association of South Carolina, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative lunch. This event will be held on February 15, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Nicole Mayberry
United Way Association of South Carolina

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the South Carolina Association of Counties, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on February 15, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Columbia.

Sincerely,
Michael B. Cone
Executive Director

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee

503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association , the Members of the House of Representatives their and their staff are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on February 16, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Heather Smith
South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the South Carolina Association of Conservation Districts, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on February 21, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Double Tree Hotel.

Sincerely,
Tina Blum
SCACD Executive Director

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the SC State Alumni Association, the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on February 21, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., at the Palmetto Club.
Sincerely,
Heather Smith
SC State Alumni Association

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the South Carolina Habitats, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on February 22, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Greg Thomas
South Carolina Habitats

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative luncheon. This event will be held on February 22, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Pat G. Smith
Director

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Columbia Museum of Art and the City of Columbia, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff of are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on February 22, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Sincerely,
Patricia Pierce
Lobbyist for the Columbia Museum of Art

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association of South Carolina, the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on February 22, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Palmetto Club.

Sincerely,
Whitney K. Williams
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association of South Carolina

January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the AAA Carolinas, the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on February 23, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., in Room 112 of the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Michael D. Covington
AAA Carolinas
January 24, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Foundation for the Clemson University, the Members of the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on February 28, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Hall at Senate's End.

Sincerely,
James P. Clements Ph.D.
President

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE

Rep. CLEMMONS, from the Committee on Rules, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3331 (Word version) -- Reps. Hill and Magnuson: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 6.3 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO THE ORDER OF BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SO AS TO ADD THE OFFICIAL PLEDGE TO THE FLAG OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO THE DAILY ORDER OF BUSINESS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. CLEMMONS, from the Committee on Rules, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3494 (Word version) -- Rep. Lucas: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 5.12 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO THE LIMITS ON CONSIDERATION OF STATEWIDE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND THE EXCEPTIONS TO THESE LIMITATIONS, SO AS TO REVISE THE RULE TO PROVIDE THE LIMIT ON THE CONSIDERATION OF A BILL OR JOINT RESOLUTION INTRODUCED IN THE SENATE RECEIVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPLIES TO BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS RECEIVED AFTER APRIL 10, AND PROVIDE THAT ANY BILL OR JOINT RESOLUTION FAILING TO RECEIVE THE REQUIRED TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THOSE MEMBERS PRESENT AND VOTING TO WAIVE THE RULE SHALL BE RETURNED TO THE APPROPRIATE COMMITTEE.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. CLEMMONS, from the Committee on Rules, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3497 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 4.16 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEE, SO AS TO REVISE THE DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEE REGARDING DETERMINING COMPLIANCE WITH DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS, TO REVISE COMPLAINT PROCEDURES AND TO PROVIDE MORE DETAILED PROCEDURES RELATING TO COMPLAINTS AND INVESTIGATIONS, TO ALLOW THE COMMITTEE TO LEVY AN ENFORCEMENT OR ADMINISTRATIVE FEE TO REIMBURSE THE COMMITTEE FOR ASSOCIATED COSTS OF AN INVESTIGATION AND HEARING OF A VIOLATION, AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES AFTER A FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE REGARDING WHEN CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BECOME PUBLIC RECORD.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. CLEMMONS, from the Committee on Rules, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3499 (Word version) -- Rep. White: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 5.3B. OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS BILLS AND GERMANENESS AND AMENDMENTS RELATED TO THESE BILLS, SO AS TO REDUCE FROM FIVE MILLION TO ONE MILLION DOLLARS THOSE AMENDMENTS REQUIRING CORRESPONDING APPROPRIATION REDUCTIONS OR REVENUE INCREASES, AND TO ADD A REQUIREMENT THAT THE SPEAKER MUST CONSULT WITH THE OFFICE OF REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS AND CONFIRM THE EXISTENCE OF SUFFICIENT UNSPENT REVENUE OR BALANCE BEFORE THE HOUSE MAY CONSIDER AN AMENDMENT WHICH IDENTIFIES UNSPENT PROJECTED REVENUE OR BALANCE AS THE FUNDING SOURCE.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. CLEMMONS, from the Committee on Rules, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3500 (Word version) -- Rep. White: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 5.13 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT EACH BILL EFFECTING THE EXPENDITURES OF MONEY BY THE STATE MUST HAVE ATTACHED TO IT IN WRITING SUCH COMMENT OF THE APPROPRIATE STATE OFFICE REGARDING THE BILL'S IMPACT ON THE FINANCES OF THE STATE, SO AS TO REVISE THE RULE TO PROVIDE THAT EACH BILL OR JOINT RESOLUTION EFFECTING THE EXPENDITURE OF MONEY BY THE STATE, BEFORE BEING DELIVERED TO THE HOUSE DESK FOR PLACEMENT ON THE CALENDAR, SHALL HAVE ATTACHED TO IT IN WRITING A FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OR OTHER APPROPRIATE STATE OFFICE.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. CLEMMONS, from the Committee on Rules, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3501 (Word version) -- Rep. White: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 5.14 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMITTEES ON CONFERENCE OR FREE CONFERENCE, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A REPORT OF A COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE OR FREE CONFERENCE CONCERNING THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILLS, SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS BILLS, OR LEGISLATION APPROPRIATING THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND BE PRINTED IN THE HOUSE JOURNAL.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3539 (Word version) -- Reps. Pope, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO COMMEND AND SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIZATION EFFORTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN) AND THE NATION'S MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION IN THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION, AND THE UN FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE, AS WELL AS OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, AND TO EXTEND SINCERE BEST WISHES FOR CONTINUED COOPERATION AND SUCCESS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3541 (Word version) -- Reps. Collins, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND JAMES RODDY, DRUM MAJOR OF THE EASLEY HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND, AND TO CONGRATULATE HIM FOR HIS SELECTION TO THE PRESTIGIOUS 2017 UNITED STATES ARMY ALL-AMERICAN MARCHING BAND.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3542 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Alexander, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE THE WEEK OF JANUARY 22 THROUGH JANUARY 28, 2017, AS "NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK IN SOUTH CAROLINA" AND TO CONGRATULATE STUDENTS, PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND SCHOOL LEADERS FROM K-12 EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS OF ALL VARIETIES FOR THEIR PERSISTENCE, ACHIEVEMENTS, DEDICATION, AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3543 (Word version) -- Reps. Hayes, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO COMMEND DR. DANIEL W. BLUE, JR., ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE ROLE OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DILLON COUNTY FIRST STEPS ON JANUARY 30, 2017, AND TO VOICE EARNEST GRATITUDE FOR THE SIXTEEN YEARS OF SERVICE DEDICATED TO HELPING THE CHILDREN OF THE PALMETTO STATE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3551 (Word version) -- Reps. Thayer, West, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE PALMETTO HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY COMPETITIVE CHEERLEADING TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND TO HONOR THEM FOR WINNING THE 2016 SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE CLASS AAA COMPETITIVE CHEER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3552 (Word version) -- Reps. Thayer and West: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE PALMETTO HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY COMPETITIVE CHEERLEADING 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 WINNING THE 2016 SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE CLASS AAA COMPETITIVE CHEER 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 Palmetto High School varsity competitive cheerleading 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 winning the 2016 South Carolina High School League Class AAA Competitive Cheer State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3553 (Word version) -- Reps. Thayer, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE PALMETTO HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR A STELLAR SEASON AND TO HONOR THEM FOR WINNING THE 2016 CLASS AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3554 (Word version) -- Rep. Thayer: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE PALMETTO HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY 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 WINNING THE 2016 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 Palmetto High School girls cross country 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 winning the 2016 Class AAA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3555 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND PRESIDENT ABDEL FATTAH EL SISI OF EGYPT FOR STRIDES TOWARD HARMONIOUS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS, AND HIS EFFORTS FIGHTING TERRORISM, AND TO EXPRESS GRATITUDE FOR THE AMICABLE TRADE PARTNERSHIP EXPERIENCED BETWEEN OUR BEAUTIFUL STATE AND EGYPT.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3557 (Word version) -- Reps. West, Gagnon, Hill, Putnam and White: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BELTON-HONEA PATH HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM OF ANDERSON 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 2016 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 Belton-Honea Path High School varsity baseball team of Anderson 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 2016 South Carolina Class AAA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3560 (Word version) -- Reps. Clary, V. S. Moss, Ott, Bowers, Atkinson, Elliott, McCravy, White, Tallon, Sandifer, Forrester, Whitmire, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CELEBRATE THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL TEAM AND COACHES FOR CAPTURING THE 2016 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AND TO SALUTE THEM FOR THEIR POSTSEASON RANKING AS NUMBER 1 IN THE NATION.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3561 (Word version) -- Reps. Clary, V. S. Moss, Ott, Bowers, Atkinson, Elliott, McCravy, White, Tallon, Sandifer, Forrester and Whitmire: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL 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 WINNING THE 2016 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
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 Clemson University football 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 winning the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3540 (Word version) -- Rep. Bales: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO WELCOME THE NATIONAL COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, THE HONORABLE CHARLES E. SCHMIDT, TO SOUTH CAROLINA AND INVITE HIM TO ADDRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION IN THE CHAMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT 12:30 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017.

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

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3544 (Word version) -- Rep. Hayes: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF OLD RIVER ROAD IN THE TOWN OF FORK FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH FIRST LOOP ROAD TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 41 "THOMAS NEAL ROGERS HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE SIGNS OR MARKERS CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3545 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Ballentine, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR JEFF ALLEN, IRMO FIRE MARSHAL, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AFTER TWENTY-TWO YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

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

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3556 (Word version) -- Reps. West, Gagnon, Hill, Putnam, White, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, Wheeler, Whipper, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE BELTON-HONEA PATH HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR CAPTURING THE 2016 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

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

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3567 (Word version) -- Reps. Bedingfield, G. R. Smith, Hamilton, Forrest and B. Newton: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES TO BE CALLED TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO SET A LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF TERMS THAT A PERSON MAY BE ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

H. 3546 (Word version) -- Reps. Thayer and Sandifer: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-61-80 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THAT A DIRECT PRIMARY CARE AGREEMENT IS NOT A CONTRACT OF INSURANCE AND NOT SUBJECT TO REGULATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, AND TO DEFINE THE TERM DIRECT PRIMARY CARE AGREEMENT.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 3547 (Word version) -- Rep. Hart: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-580, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROHIBITED ACTS REGARDING THE SALE OF BEER AND WINE, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE PLACEMENT OF PORTABLE CONTAINERS OR COOLERS CONTAINING BEER OR WINE NEAR DOORS USED FOR INGRESS OR EGRESS FROM A LICENSED ESTABLISHMENT.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 3548 (Word version) -- Reps. Bennett, Delleney, Yow, Stringer, Hardee, Erickson, Long, Fry, Daning, S. Rivers, Davis, Allison, Hill, Crosby, B. Newton, McCoy, West, McCravy and Tallon: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION FROM DISMEMBERMENT ABORTION ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 41, TITLE 44 SO AS TO PROHIBIT DISMEMBERMENT ABORTIONS, WITH EXCEPTIONS, AND TO DEFINE RELEVANT TERMS; TO PROVIDE FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND CIVIL REMEDIES TO ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARTICLE; TO CREATE CRIMINAL PENALTIES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3549 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A PERMIT ISSUED FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR IN PROXIMITY TO A CHURCH, SCHOOL, OR PLAYGROUND, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DECISION-MAKING BODY OF THE LOCAL SCHOOL MUST AFFIRMATIVELY STATE THAT IT DOES NOT OBJECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF A LICENSE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3550 (Word version) -- Rep. Putnam: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1630, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO NOTICE OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT HEARINGS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE TEN DAYS' NOTICE OF A HEARING TO, AMONG OTHERS, FOSTER PARENTS AND TO REQUIRE THE NOTICE TO INFORM FOSTER PARENTS OF THE RIGHT TO SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE COURT; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1700, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERMANENCY PLANNING FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF A PERMANENCY PLANNING HEARING TO FOSTER PARENTS AND OTHER PERSONS PROVIDING CARE FOR A CHILD; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-720, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FUNCTIONS OF THE FOSTER CARE REVIEW BOARD, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE FOSTER CARE REVIEW BOARD TO ADVISE FOSTER PARENTS ABOUT THE RIGHT TO SUBMIT A REPORT TO AND BE HEARD BY THE COURT AT A HEARING CONCERNING THE CHILD.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3558 (Word version) -- Rep. Bales: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-13-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PETIT AND GRAND LARCENY, SO AS TO AMEND THE PENALTIES FOR GRAND LARCENY OFFENSES TO PROVIDE MANDATORY MINIMUM TERMS OF IMPRISONMENT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3559 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts and Ott: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 55, TITLE 46, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CULTIVATION OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS OF TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS CHAPTER, TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR THE TERM "HUMAN CONSUMPTION", TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE THAT INDUSTRIAL HEMP IS AN AGRICULTURAL CROP UPON WHICH AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION MAY CONDUCT RESEARCH, TO PROVIDE THAT INDUSTRIAL HEMP OR HEMP PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED AN ADULTERANT, TO PROVIDE PROVISIONS THAT REGULATE THE GROWING, SELLING, AND IMPORTATION OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP AND HEMP SEED, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT EXCLUDES INDUSTRIAL HEMP FROM THE DEFINITION OF MARIJUANA, TO REVISE THE PROVISION THAT SPECIFIES THAT CERTAIN CONDUCT REGARDING THE MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTION, PURCHASE, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATING TO DISGUISING MARIJUANA TO MAKE IT APPEAR TO BE INDUSTRIAL HEMP, AND TO PROVIDE FOR LABORATORY TESTING OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 3562 (Word version) -- Reps. B. Newton, Martin, Elliott, Long and Magnuson: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, FOR A TERM COTERMINOUS WITH THE GOVERNOR UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE ELECTED IN THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3563 (Word version) -- Reps. B. Newton, Martin, Elliott and Long: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE STATE TREASURER FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE STATE TREASURER ELECTED IN THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION, THE STATE TREASURER SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, FOR A TERM OF FOUR YEARS COTERMINOUS WITH THAT OF THE GOVERNOR, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE DUTIES, COMPENSATION, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE STATE TREASURER AND THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE STATE TREASURER MAY BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3564 (Word version) -- Reps. B. Newton, Martin, Elliott and Long: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE FOR A TERM COTERMINOUS WITH THE GOVERNOR UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL ELECTED IN THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3565 (Word version) -- Reps. Fry, Crawford, Elliott, Burns, Clemmons, Allison, Jordan, Yow, Johnson, Atwater, Duckworth, Ryhal, Loftis, Hewitt, G. R. Smith, V. S. Moss, D. C. Moss, Daning, Hardee, Felder, Erickson, Bales, Hamilton, Huggins, Putnam, Anthony, Bedingfield, West, Atkinson, Bennett, B. Newton, Lucas, Arrington, Ballentine, Chumley, Crosby, Davis, Delleney, Forrester, Gagnon, Hixon, Long, Lowe, Murphy, Pitts, Pope, S. Rivers, Sandifer, Simrill, Stringer, Taylor, Thayer and White: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-600, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TIMELY REQUESTS FOR CONTESTED CASE HEARINGS UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT AND RELATED PROVISIONS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH AN AUTOMATIC STAY CONCERNING LICENSE ISSUANCES, RENEWALS AND THE LIKE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH THE AUTOMATIC STAY MAY BE LIFTED.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3566 (Word version) -- Reps. Lowe, Pitts, Jordan and White: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-23-150 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL SHALL DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR A ONE-WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM OFFERED BY THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY TO SCHOOL FIRST RESPONDERS THAT CERTIFIES THEM TO POSSESS FIREARMS ON SCHOOL PREMISES, AND TO PROVIDE THE CONDITIONS UPON WHICH SCHOOL FIRST RESPONDERS MAY POSSESS FIREARMS ON SCHOOL PREMISES, AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO CREATE THIS PROGRAM.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

ROLL CALL

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

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bedingfield
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Caskey                 Chumley
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Govan
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Howard                 Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 Neal
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norman
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total Present--115

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE granted Rep. THIGPEN a leave of absence for the day due to a prior commitment.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE granted Rep. GILLIARD a leave of absence for the day.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE granted Rep. M. RIVERS a leave of absence for the day due to medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE granted Rep. DOUGLAS a temporary leave of absence.

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

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

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. 3233 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/24/17   SANDIFER

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3316 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/24/17   COGSWELL

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3442 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/24/17   PUTNAM, CLARY, HAMILTON, W. NEWTON, KIRBY, ERICKSON and YOW

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3465 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/24/17   YOW, HAMILTON and CLARY

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3508 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/24/17   HENEGAN

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3516 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/24/17   HENEGAN, RIDGEWAY, WILLIAMS, JEFFERSON, GOVAN and OTT

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3565 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/24/17   W. NEWTON and KIRBY

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

H. 3537--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3537 (Word version) -- Reps. Murphy and Mack: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-1-35, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ARE ELECTED, SO AS TO REVISE DISTRICT 98 AND DISTRICT 109, TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THE LINCOLN PRECINCT IN DORCHESTER COUNTY IS REFLECTED IN BOTH DISTRICTS.

Reps. MURPHY and MACK proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3537 (COUNCIL\SD\3537C001.NL.SD17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Election District 98, SECTION 1, page 2, by striking line 32 and inserting:
/   4008, 4009, 4010, 4011, 4033     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. MURPHY 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 90; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Bales
Bannister              Bedingfield            Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Hamilton               Hart
Hayes                  Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hixon                  Hosey
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              Norman                 Norrell
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--90

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

Rep. BURNS 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. 3510 (Word version) -- Reps. Caskey, Atwater, Ballentine, Forrest, Huggins, Ott, Quinn, Spires, Toole, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Bales, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO HONOR DONALD VINSON MYERS ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RECENT RETIREMENT AS SOLICITOR OF THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND TO EXTEND DEEP APPRECIATION FOR HIS OVER FORTY YEARS OF DEDICATION TO PROVIDING JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE OF OUR GREAT STATE.

H. 3498 (Word version) -- Reps. Hewitt, Fry, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO HONOR H. WESLEY GORDON, JR., FOR HIS MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE MURRELLS INLET-GARDEN CITY FIRE DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

H. 3532 (Word version) -- Reps. Atkinson, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Neal, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norman, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE OWNERS AND EMPLOYEES OF BARRINGER'S JEWELERS, INC., IN MARION COUNTY FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THEIR COMMUNITY AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM AS THEY CELEBRATE THE SEVENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF PROVIDING PERSONALIZED CUSTOMER SERVICE IN THE SALE OF QUALITY JEWELRY.

ADJOURNMENT

At 1:07 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. FELDER, adjourned in memory of Harry John "Buzz" Krause, to meet at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow.

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