South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018
Journal of the House of Representatives

NO. 13

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
(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 97:11: "Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the honest of heart."

Let us pray. Holy God, let Your light shine on us that others may see Your good work, that they may follow You in action for the welfare of Your people. Bless these Representatives as they end the work for this week and return home to their families. Bless our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, staff, and all contribute to the success of this great cause. Protect our defenders of freedom as they protect us. Heal the wounds, those seen and those hidden, of our men and women as they 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.

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

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. ANDERSON moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Wesley Kind of Sumter, which was agreed to.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Rep. HIOTT, from the Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3517 (Word version) -- Reps. Hiott, Kirby, Duckworth, Forrest, Hixon, Hewitt and Davis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-9-750 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES MAY ISSUE SPECIAL AUTHORIZATION FOR HUNTING AND FISHING TO ANY PERSON WHO IS NOT MORE THAN TWENTY-ONE YEARS OLD WHO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A TERMINAL OR LIFE THREATENING ILLNESS OR INJURY WHO IS SPONSORED BY CERTAIN NONPROFIT CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT LICENSE, TAG, AND FEE REQUIREMENTS FOR HUNTING AND FISHING ARE WAIVED, AND TO ALLOW THE DIRECTOR TO DETERMINE THE PERIOD OF TIME IN WHICH THE SPECIAL AUTHORIZATION IS VALID.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. HIOTT, from the Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3218 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas, Hiott, V. S. Moss, West, Pitts and Crosby: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 49-11-120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS UNDER THE DAMS AND RESERVOIRS SAFETY ACT, SO AS TO REVISE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT FURTHER APPLICABLE TO CERTAIN DAMS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 49-11-150, RELATING TO DAM OR RESERVOIR OWNERS BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFE MAINTENANCE OF THEIR DAMS OR RESERVOIRS, NOTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OF DAM OR RESERVOIR OWNERSHIP CHANGES, AND EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIED DAM OWNERS, SO AS TO REQUIRE ANNUAL REPORTING TO THE DEPARTMENT BY DAM OR RESERVOIR OWNERS OF CERTAIN OWNER CONTACT AND OTHER INFORMATION, TOGETHER WITH A COMPLETED OWNER CHECKLIST, AND TO REQUIRE THE OWNERS OF DAMS OR RESERVOIRS CLASSIFIED AS A HIGH OR SIGNIFICANT HAZARD ANNUALLY TO PROVIDE A CURRENT EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN INCLUDING CONTACT INFORMATION OF SPECIFIED OFFICIALS, DOWNSTREAM RESIDENTS, AND BUSINESS OWNERS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. HIOTT, from the Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3340 (Word version) -- Reps. Ott and Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 49-11-235 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OWNER OF A DAM WHICH FAILS OR FAILED ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2015, WHICH HAS A PUBLIC ROAD OR HIGHWAY IN THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM RUNNING ACROSS THE TOP OF IT, MUST PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTIFICATION TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL INDICATING WHETHER OR NOT THE OWNER INTENDS TO REPAIR THE DAM AND THE DATE BY WHICH THE REPAIRS ARE ANTICIPATED TO BE COMPLETED, TO PROVIDE THE TIMELINES IN WHICH THIS NOTIFICATION MUST BE PROVIDED, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROCEED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND IN A SPECIFIED MANNER WITH THE PROCESS OF REPAIRING THE PUBLIC ROAD OR HIGHWAY, IF THE DAM OWNER INDICATES THE OWNER DOES NOT INTEND TO REPAIR THE DAM.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. HIOTT, from the Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3531 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford, Clemmons, Fry, Duckworth, Hixon, Hardee, V. S. Moss and Forrest: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 TO TITLE 47 SO AS TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN PERSONS FROM OWNING, POSSESSING, IMPORTING, PURCHASING, OR SELLING A LARGE WILD CAT, NON-NATIVE BEAR, OR GREAT APE, TO AUTHORIZE CONFISCATION OF THESE ANIMALS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BODIES MAY ADOPT ORDINANCES THAT REGULATE THE POSSESSION OF THESE ANIMALS, TO REGULATE THE TREATMENT OF THESE ANIMALS, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 47-5-50, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF THE SALE OF WILD CARNIVORES AS PETS AND THE SALE OF DOMESTICATED FERRETS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALLOWS THE PUBLIC DISPLAY, SHOWING, OR EXHIBITION OF CERTAIN WILD CARNIVORES, PRIMATES, OR OTHER ANIMALS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. HIOTT, from the Committee on Pickens Delegation, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 3346 (Word version) -- Reps. Collins, Clary and Hiott: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 260 OF 1981, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF BOARD MEMBERS FROM SIX TO SEVEN, TO PROVIDE THE SEVENTH MEMBER INITIALLY MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON RECOMMENDATION OF A MAJORITY OF THE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION OF PICKENS COUNTY TO SERVE AT LARGE UNTIL A MEMBER REPRESENTING A NEWLY CREATED SEVENTH SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICT IS ELECTED AND QUALIFIED IN THE 2022 GENERAL ELECTION, AT WHICH TIME THE AT-LARGE SEAT TERMINATES, AND TO PROVIDE ALL PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS MUST BE ELECTED BY MAJORITY VOTE BEGINNING WITH THE GENERAL ELECTION IN 2022.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3296 (Word version) -- Reps. Willis, Hamilton and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 140 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE VIRGINIA TECH SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. ALLISON, from the Committee on Education and Public Works, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3289 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1930, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DISTANCE THAT MUST BE MAINTAINED BETWEEN VEHICLES TRAVELING ALONG A HIGHWAY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO THE OPERATOR OF ANY NON-LEADING VEHICLE TRAVELING IN A PROCESSION OF VEHICLES IF THE SPEED OF EACH VEHICLE IS AUTOMATICALLY COORDINATED.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3596 (Word version) -- Reps. Martin, 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, 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 HONOR MID-CAROLINA MIDDLE SCHOOL OF NEWBERRY COUNTY AND TO CONGRATULATE THE ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS, AND PARENTS FOR BEING CHOSEN AS A 2017 NATIONAL SCHOOL TO WATCH.

The Resolution was adopted.

ROLL CALL

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

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
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
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
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total Present--113

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. GOVAN a temporary leave of absence.

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. Helen Stockinger of Spartanburg was the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Rep. DANING presented to the House the Stratford High School Varsity Softball Team, coaches and other school officials.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Rep. FORRESTER presented to the House the Dorman High School Volleyball Team, coaches and other school officials.

CO-SPONSORS ADDED AND REMOVED

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. 3130 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   V. S. MOSS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3061 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   GILLIARD

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3176 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   PITTS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3240 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   V. S. MOSS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3311 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   V. S. MOSS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3305 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   MCCRAVY, MARTIN, DELLENEY, B. NEWTON and PUTNAM

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3442 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   BEDINGFIELD and V. S. MOSS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3465 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   KIRBY, BEDINGFIELD and V. S. MOSS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3508 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   BROWN and WHIPPER

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3483 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   V. S. MOSS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3516 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   V. S. MOSS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3517 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   DAVIS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3548 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   V. S. MOSS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3559 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   DILLARD and ATKINSON

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3571 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   DILLARD

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3570 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   BRADLEY

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3594 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/26/17   DILLARD

CO-SPONSOR REMOVED

Bill Number:   H. 3565 (Word version)
Date:   REMOVE:
01/26/17   KIRBY

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

H. 3488--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3488 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer and Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 55, TITLE 38 SO AS TO ALLOW AN INSURER TO DELIVER, STORE, OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF INSURANCE COVERAGE BY ELECTRONIC MEANS, TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN CONDITIONS THAT MUST BE MET BEFORE A NOTICE OR DOCUMENT MAY BE DELIVERED BY ELECTRONIC MEANS, TO REQUIRE THE PARTY TO VERIFY OR ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF THE ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERED NOTICE OR DOCUMENT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE THAT A WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT DOES NOT AFFECT THE LEGAL EFFECTIVENESS, VALIDITY, OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THE NOTICE OR DOCUMENT, TO REQUIRE AN INSURER TO NOTIFY THE PARTY OF CERTAIN PRIVILEGES BEFORE SENDING ADDITIONAL NOTICES OR DOCUMENTS SUBJECT TO CONSENT TO RECEIVE CERTAIN NOTICES OR DOCUMENTS, TO ALLOW FOR A PARTY TO ELECTRONICALLY SIGN ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERED DOCUMENTS, TO PROTECT A PRODUCER FROM CIVIL LIABILITY FOR ANY HARM OR INJURY THAT OCCURS AS A RESULT OF A PARTY'S ELECTION TO RECEIVE A NOTICE OR DOCUMENT BY ELECTRONIC MEANS, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.

The Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3488 (COUNCIL\WAB\3488C001. AGM.WAB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 38-55-720(N), as contained in SECTION 1, page 5, by deleting the subsection in its entirety and inserting:
/   (N)   An insurer delivering a notice or document by electronic means shall take appropriate and necessary measures reasonably calculated to ensure that the system for furnishing the notices of documents is secure and protects the confidentiality of information as defined by applicable law. An insurer who is in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, 45 C.F.R. 164.512(b) or the Gramm Leach Bliley Act, 16 C.F.R. 314.1, must be considered to be in compliance with this section. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. RYHAL 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 99; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Bales
Ballentine             Bamberg                Bannister
Bedingfield            Bennett                Blackwell
Bowers                 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              Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norman                 Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--99


Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on H. 3488. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Chip Huggins

H. 3488--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. SANDIFER, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3488 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

H. 3441--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3441 (Word version) -- Rep. Gagnon: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 42-9-450 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PAYMENTS OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION BY EMPLOYERS' REPRESENTATIVES MUST BE MADE BY CHECK OR DIRECT DEPOSIT.

The Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3441 (COUNCIL\WAB\3441C001. AGM.WAB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   Chapter 9, Title 42 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 42-9-450. An employer's representative shall make payment of compensation by means of check or electronic payment system including, but not limited to, an electronic funds transfer, a direct deposit, debit card, or similar payment system if such payments are made in accordance with the policies, procedures, or regulations as provided by the Commission."
SECTION   2.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. RYHAL 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:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Atkinson               Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bedingfield
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Burns                  Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hosey
Huggins                Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
Mitchell               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
B. Newton              Norman                 Norrell
Ott                    Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 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.

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on H. 3441. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Gary E. Clary

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on committee business during the vote on H. 3441. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Wm. Weston Newton

H. 3441--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. SANDIFER, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3441 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

H. 3220--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3220 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, West, Collins, Felder, B. Newton, Govan, Brown and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-59-175 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATING COUNCIL AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, DUTIES, AND FUNCTIONS.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. HILL made the Point of Order that the Bill was improperly before the House for consideration since its number and title have not been printed in the House Calendar at least one statewide legislative day prior to second reading.
The SPEAKER sustained the Point of Order.

H. 3221--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3221 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Collins, Felder, Daning, Govan, Taylor and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-20-90 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP AND ADOPT A STATEWIDE PROGRAM FOR IDENTIFYING FISCAL PRACTICES AND BUDGETARY CONDITIONS THAT, IF UNCORRECTED, COULD COMPROMISE THE FISCAL INTEGRITY OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT AND FOR ADVISING THE DISTRICT ON HOW TO TAKE APPROPRIATE CORRECTIVE ACTIONS, TO ESTABLISH THREE LEVELS OF FISCAL AND BUDGETARY CONCERNS WITH CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH EACH, AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-20-95 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE AUDITOR TO ADOPT THE STATEWIDE PROGRAM CREATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IN SECTION 59-20-90 AND USE IT TO IDENTIFY FISCAL PRACTICES AND BUDGETARY CONDITIONS THAT, IF UNCORRECTED, COULD COMPROMISE THE FISCAL INTEGRITY OF A STATE AGENCY THAT IS ALSO A LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY AND TO ADVISE THE STATE AGENCY THAT IS ALSO A LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY ON HOW TO TAKE APPROPRIATE CORRECTIVE ACTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS TO ENABLE THE STATE AUDITOR TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO IMMEDIATELY ASSUME EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF THE STATE AGENCY THAT IS ALSO A LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY FOR WHICH IT HAS MADE A DECLARATION OF FISCAL CAUTION OR FISCAL EMERGENCY, TO CONTINUE THIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF THE LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY UNTIL THE STATE AUDITOR RELEASES THE STATE AGENCY THAT IS ALSO A LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY FROM THE DECLARATION OF FISCAL CAUTION OR FISCAL EMERGENCY, AS APPLICABLE, AND TO DIRECT THE STATE AUDITOR TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.

Rep. FELDER explained the Bill.

Rep. WEEKS moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Tuesday, January 31, which was agreed to.

H. 3035--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3035 (Word version) -- Reps. Daning, Long, Simrill, Bales, Bradley, G. M. Smith, Weeks, W. Newton, Herbkersman, Jefferson, Mitchell, McKnight, Murphy, Johnson, Yow, Fry, McCoy, Stavrinakis, Loftis, Chumley, Arrington, Bennett, Alexander, Anderson, Gagnon, Kirby, Clyburn, S. Rivers, Davis, Crosby, Cogswell, Sottile, Spires, Atwater, Brown, Gilliard, Mack, Whipper, Martin, B. Newton, Felder, Pope, Taylor, Hixon, Elliott, V. S. Moss, G. R. Smith, Hamilton, Dillard, Robinson-Simpson, Forrester, Allison, Hosey, Hayes, Atkinson, Douglas, Ridgeway, Norrell, Norman, Funderburk, Neal, J. E. Smith, Erickson, Bernstein, Crawford, Henegan, West and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-112-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO IN-STATE TUITION RATES AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR CERTAIN PERSONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ARMED SERVICES OF THE UNITED STATES, SO AS TO REVISE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS AND PROVIDE VETERANS WHO EVIDENCE THEIR INTENT TO ESTABLISH DOMICILE IN THIS STATE AND THEIR DEPENDENTS MAY RECEIVE IN-STATE TUITION RATES WITHOUT HAVING ESTABLISHED A PHYSICAL PRESENCE IN THIS STATE, AND TO DEFINE RELATED TERMINOLOGY.

The Committee on Education and Public Works proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3035 (COUNCIL\WAB\3035C002. AGM.WAB17):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   Section 59-112-50 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 11 of 2015, is further amended to read:

"Section 59-112-50.   (A)   Notwithstanding another provision of law, during the period of their assignment to duty in South Carolina, members of the Armed Services of the United States stationed in South Carolina and their dependents are eligible for in-state tuition rates. When these armed service personnel are ordered away from the State, their dependents are eligible for in-state tuition rates as long as they remain continuously enrolled at the state institution in which they are enrolled at the time the assignment ends or transfer to an eligible institution during the term or semester, excluding summer terms, immediately following their enrollment at the previous institution. In the event of a transfer, the receiving institution shall verify the decision made by the student's previous institution in order to certify the student's eligibility for in-state tuition rates. It is the responsibility of the transferring student to ensure that all documents required to verify both the previous and present residency decisions are provided to the institution. These persons and their dependents are eligible for in-state tuition rates after their discharge from the armed services even though they were not enrolled at a state institution at the time of their discharge, if they have evidenced an intent to establish domicile in South Carolina and if they have resided in South Carolina for a period of at least twelve months immediately preceding their discharge. Active duty military personnel may be charged less than the undergraduate tuition rate for South Carolina residents for courses that are presented on a distance basis, regardless of residency.

(B)(1)   Active duty military personnel may be charged less than the undergraduate tuition rate for South Carolina residents for courses that are presented on a distance basis, regardless of residency.

(2)   For purposes of this section, 'active duty military personnel' includes, but is not limited to, active duty guardsmen and active duty reservists.

(C)(1)   Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a covered individual enrolled in a public institution of higher education and receiving educational assistance under Chapter 30 and Chapter 33, Title 38 of the United States Code are entitled to pay in-state tuition and fees without regard to the length of time the covered individual has resided in this State.

(2)   For purposes of this subsection, a covered individual is defined as:

(a)   a veteran who served ninety days or longer on active duty in the Uniformed Service of the United States, their respective Reserve forces, and the National Guard and who enrolls within three years of discharge; or

(b)   a person who is entitled to and receiving assistance under Section 3311(b)(9) or 3319, Title 38 of the United States Code by virtue of the person's relationship to the veteran described in subitem (a).

(3)   A covered individual must live in this State while enrolled at the in-state institution.

(4)   At the conclusion of the applicable three year period in subsection (C)(2)(a), a covered individual shall remain eligible for in-state rates as long as he remains continuously enrolled in an in-state institution or transfers to another in-state institution during the term or semester, excluding summer terms, immediately following his enrollment at the previous in-state institution. In the event of a transfer, the in-state institution receiving the covered individual shall verify the covered individual's eligibility for in-state rates with the covered individual's prior in-state institution. It is the responsibility of the transferring covered individual to ensure all documents required to verify both the previous and present residency decisions are provided to the in-state institution.

(D)   Notwithstanding another provision of law, a veteran of the Armed Services of the United States who has evidenced intent to establish domicile in South Carolina and his dependents are entitled to receive in-state tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education in this State without the requirement of one year of physical presence in this State. For purposes of this subsection, a 'veteran' means an individual who has served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces and who has been honorably discharged from such service."
SECTION   2.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. TAYLOR explained the amendment.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. COBB-HUNTER made the Point of Order that the Bill was improperly before the House for consideration since its number and title have not been printed in the House Calendar at least one statewide legislative day prior to second reading.
The SPEAKER sustained the Point of Order.

H. 3237--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3237 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Felder and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY REPEALING SECTIONS 57-1-460 AND 57-1-470 RELATING TO THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION'S DUTY TO EVALUATE AND APPROVE ROUTING OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE REQUESTS OR EMERGENCY REPAIRS FOR HIGHWAY FACILITIES THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION'S DUTY TO REVIEW THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION'S REPORT THAT CONTAINS ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND EMERGENCY REPAIR REQUESTS.

Rep. DANING explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 106; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
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                 Forrest
Forrester              Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
Norman                 Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Weeks                  West
Wheeler                Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--106

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on H. 3237. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Wm. Weston Newton

H. 3237--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. DANING, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3237 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 3406--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3406 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 95 OF 2013, RELATING TO THE MAINTENANCE TAX IMPOSED BY THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION ON SELF INSURERS, SO AS TO DELETE AN UNCODIFIED PROVISION THAT TERMINATES THE ACT FIVE YEARS AFTER ITS EFFECTIVE DATE.

Rep. DELLENEY explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 105; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Bales                  Ballentine             Bannister
Bedingfield            Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brown                  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
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  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             B. Newton              W. Newton
Norman                 Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Weeks                  West
Whipper                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--105

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3406--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. DELLENEY, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3406 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 3036--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3036 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, G. R. Smith, Long, Elliott, Collins, Magnuson, G. M. Smith, B. Newton, Pitts, Fry and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-3-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT BY THE GOVERNOR, BY AND WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TERM, QUALIFICATIONS, AND FILLING OF A VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-3-20 RELATING TO VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. MCCOY made the Point of Order that the Bill was improperly before the House for consideration since its number and title have not been printed in the House Calendar at least one statewide legislative day prior to second reading.
The SPEAKER sustained the Point of Order.

H. 3146--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3146 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, G. R. Smith, B. Newton, Pitts, G. M. Smith, Daning and Taylor: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE TO SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE GOVERNOR BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2023, OR UPON A VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION AFTER THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS AMENDMENT, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE DUTIES, COMPENSATION, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE OFFICE.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. MCCOY made the Point of Order that the Bill was improperly before the House for consideration since its number and title have not been printed in the House Calendar at least one statewide legislative day prior to second reading.
The SPEAKER sustained the Point of Order.

H. 3442--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3442 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, Felder, Pope, Martin, Norrell, B. Newton, Simrill, Norman, Thayer, Putnam, Clary, Hamilton, Yow, W. Newton, Kirby, Erickson, Knight, Hixon, Elliott, Henderson, Bedingfield and V. S. Moss: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-9-60, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY ADOPT A CHILD, SO AS TO ADD CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A NONRESIDENT MAY ADOPT AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE RIGHT TO FILE A PETITION FOR ADOPTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-9-750, RELATING TO ADOPTION HEARINGS, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. MCCOY made the Point of Order that the Bill was improperly before the House for consideration since its number and title have not been printed in the House Calendar at least one statewide legislative day prior to second reading.
The SPEAKER sustained the Point of Order.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. FORREST moved that the House recur to the morning hour, which was agreed to.

H. 3465--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3465 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, Felder, Martin, B. Newton, Knight, Douglas, Putnam, Simrill, Pope, Norman, Thayer, Clary, Hamilton, Yow, Hixon, Elliott, Henderson, Bedingfield, V. S. Moss and Kirby: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONAL TERMS USED IN THE CHILDREN'S CODE, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF A "PARTY IN INTEREST"; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1630, RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTION HEARING NOTICE REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE NOTICE IN ADDITIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1700, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERMANENCY PLANNING, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF PERMANENCY PLANNING HEARINGS TO CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS, TO ALLOW CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS TO FILE A MOTION FOR REVIEW OF A CASE AT ANY TIME, AND TO GRANT CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS THE RIGHT TO INTERVENE IN A CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT ACTION; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1710, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO STANDARDS FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN EVIDENCE BEFORE SELECTING A PERMANENT PLAN OTHER THAN TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-2530, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PETITIONS TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS TO A CHILD, SO AS TO ALLOW A PARTY TO SEEK ADOPTION OF THE CHILD; TO AMEND SECTION 63-9-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY ADOPT A CHILD, SO AS TO ADD CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A NONRESIDENT MAY ADOPT AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE RIGHT TO FILE A PETITION FOR ADOPTION; TO AMEND SECTION 63-9-330, RELATING TO CONSENT AND RELINQUISHMENT, SO AS TO ALLOW A PERSON OR AGENCY TO SPECIFY A PERSON TO WHOM CONSENT AND RELINQUISHMENT IS DIRECTED; BY ADDING SECTION 63-9-370 SO AS TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO THE ADOPTION OF A CHILD WHO IS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-9-750, RELATING TO ADOPTION HEARINGS, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-720, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA FOSTER CARE REVIEW BOARD, SO AS TO CLARIFY CERTAIN RIGHTS OF FOSTER PARENTS.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. BEDINGFIELD made the Point of Order that the Bill was improperly before the House for consideration since its number and title have not been printed in the House Calendar at least one statewide legislative day prior to second reading.
The SPEAKER sustained the Point of Order.

H. 3204--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3204 (Word version) -- Reps. Pope, Long, Magnuson, Elliott, Daning, Pitts, Hixon, Crosby and Taylor: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 2-19-10, 2-19-20, 2-19-35, 2-19-70, 2-19-80, AND 2-19-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, ALL RELATING TO THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO CHANGE THE COMMISSION'S PROCESS FOR NOMINATING JUDICIAL CANDIDATES FROM THE NOMINATION OF THREE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO THE RELEASE OF A LIST OF ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. MCCOY made the Point of Order that the Bill was improperly before the House for consideration since its number and title have not been printed in the House Calendar at least one statewide legislative day prior to second reading.
The SPEAKER sustained the Point of Order.

H. 3582--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3582 (Word version) -- Reps. Anderson and Hewitt: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-270, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SO AS TO RENAME FOUR PRECINCTS, AND REDESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 97; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--97

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3582--ORDERED TO BE READ THIRD TIME TOMORROW

On motion of Rep. ANDERSON, with unanimous consent, it was ordered that H. 3582 (Word version) be read the third time tomorrow.

H. 3427--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3427 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas, Loftis, Allison, Stringer, Erickson, Simrill, G. R. Smith, McKnight, Robinson-Simpson, Martin, West, Long, Burns, Atwater, McCoy, Hardee, Hewitt, Fry, Jordan, Murphy, Spires, G. M. Smith, McCravy, Clemmons, McEachern, Taylor, Arrington, Johnson, Huggins, Hamilton, Elliott, Funderburk, Bales, Bannister, Blackwell, Bradley, Chumley, Clary, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, Crawford, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Forrest, Forrester, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Lowe, D. C. Moss, B. Newton, W. Newton, Pope, Quinn, Ridgeway, S. Rivers, Ryhal, Sandifer, Tallon, Thayer, Whitmire, Hixon, Anderson, Anthony, Gagnon, Parks, Pitts, Ott, King, Henegan, Willis, Yow, Williams, Jefferson, Duckworth, White, Finlay, Bernstein, J. E. Smith, Bedingfield, Felder, Bennett, Davis, Mitchell, Rutherford, Neal, Stavrinakis, Govan, Putnam, Collins, Brown, Weeks, Hosey, Bowers, V. S. Moss, Howard, Kirby, Sottile, Whipper, Norrell, Ballentine, Toole, Thigpen, Cogswell, Daning, Crosby and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION INITIATIVE" BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-250 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PURPOSE OF THE SECTION, TO PROVIDE THAT, BEGINNING WITH THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR, PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC CHARTER HIGH SCHOOLS SHALL OFFER CERTAIN COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSEWORK, TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT AND ENSURE IMPLEMENTATION OF GRADE-APPROPRIATE STANDARDS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE, TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA AND PROCESSES FOR DESIGNATING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH COMMUNITIES AND REGIONS, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS OF SUCH COMMUNITIES AND REGIONS.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. LOFTIS made the Point of Order that the Bill was improperly before the House for consideration since its number and title have not been printed in the House Calendar at least one statewide legislative day prior to second reading.
The SPEAKER sustained the Point of Order.

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

ADJOURNMENT

At 11:26 a.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. ANDERSON, adjourned in memory of Wesley Kind of Sumter, to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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