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

NO. 27

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 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 Micah 6:6: "With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high?"

Let us pray. Holy God, gracious and merciful, You bring forth good things to nourish Your whole creation. May we give You our thanks for the many blessings You send to us as these people represent the people of their districts. Fill them with the knowledge that all they have and all they do comes from Your hand. Bless them this day to fulfill their pledge. Look in favor upon our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, staff, and all who contribute to the welfare of this State. Bless and protect our first responders and those who defend 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.

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

RESIGNATION

The following was received:

February 16, 2017
The Honorable James H. Lucas
Speaker of the House of Representatives
506 Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Mr. Speaker,

Effective today, February 16, 2017, I submit my resignation from the South Carolina House of Representatives. It has been my pleasure serving the people of House District 48.

Respectfully submitted,
Ralph W. Norman

Received as information.

INVITATIONS

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

February 21, 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 Probate Judges, the Members the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on March 1, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Room 112 in the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Kenneth E. Fulp, Jr.
Probate Judge

February 21, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Carolina Recycling Association, the Members the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative luncheon. This event will be held on March 1, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room 112 in the Blatt Building.


Sincerely,
Diane B. Davis
Executive Director, Carolina Recycling Association

February 21, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Governor's School for the Arts Foundation, the Members the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on March 1, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Palmetto Club.

Sincerely,
Tim McClain
Executive Director, Governor's School for the Arts Foundation

February 21, 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 Summary Court Judges' Association, the Members the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on March 1, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Capital City Club.

Sincerely,
Judge Donna Williamson

February 21, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of The Heartland Institute, the Members the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on March 2, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Room 112 in the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Nathan Makla

February 21, 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 Beer Wholesalers Association, the Members the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on March 7, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the SCBWA office, 1114 College Street.

Sincerely,
Schipp Johnson, Chairman
SCBWA Board of Directors

February 21, 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 Land Trust Network, the Members the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on March 8, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Room 112 in the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Andrew Waters
Director, South Carolina Land Trust Network
February 21, 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 State Firefighters' Association, the Members the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative luncheon. This event will be held on March 8, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the State House Grounds.

Sincerely,
Ashley Boltin
Training & Events Coordinator, South Carolina State Firefighters' Association

February 21, 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 Insurance Association, the Members the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on March 8, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Capital City Club.

Sincerely,
Russ Dubisky
Executive Director, SC Insurance Association
February 21, 2017

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

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce, the Members the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on March 8, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the USC Alumni Center.

Sincerely,
Chris Hardy
President &CEO

February 21, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

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

Sincerely,
Helen Munnerlyn
Executive Director

February 21, 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 Conservation Coalition, the Members the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on March 21, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 701 Whaley Street.

Sincerely,
Rebecca Haynes
Director of Government Relations


February 21, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the National Guard Association of South Carolina, the Members the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on March 21, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 1221 Main Street, Suite 1800.

Sincerely,
Jason Mohn

February 21, 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 School Administrators (SCASA), the Members the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on March 22, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Room 112 in the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth (Beth) A. Phibbs
Executive Director, SCASA

February 21, 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 Hospital Association, the Members the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative luncheon. This event will be held on March 22, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the State House Grounds.

Sincerely,
Thornton Kirby, FACHE
President & CEO

February 21, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Richland County Council and Administration, the Members the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on March 22, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Sincerely,
Torrey Rush, Chairman
Richland County Council

February 21, 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 Free Clinic Association, the Members the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on March 23, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Room 112 in the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Virginia Ann Mullikin

February 21, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, the Members the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on March 28, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Seawell's, 1125 Rosewood Dr.

Sincerely,
Mark Nix
Executive Director, Home Builders Association of South Carolina

February 21, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Florence County, the Members the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative reception. This event will be held on March 28, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Sincerely,
Mary K. Kelley
Membership & Industry Relations Manager
Florence County Economic Development Partnership

February 21, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (PMPA) and the South Carolina Association of Municipal Power Systems (SCAMPS), the Members the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on March 29, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Room 112 in the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Coleman F. Smoak, Jr.
General Manager

February 21, 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 Chapter of Landscape Architects, the Members the House of Representatives are invited to a legislative luncheon. This event will be held on March 29, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room 112 in the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Holley Bloss

February 21, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the Members the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to the 24th Annual Legislative Softball Game and Picnic. This event will be held on March 29, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Spirit Communications Ballpark.

Sincerely,
James A. D'Alessio
Vice President, Governmental Affairs

February 21, 2017
The Honorable Jimmy Bales
Chairman, House Invitations Committee
503-A Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Coalition for Access to Health Care, the Members the House of Representatives and their staff are invited to a legislative breakfast. This event will be held on March 30, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Room 112 in the Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Wendy Holmquist
Executive Director

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. G. M. SMITH moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Marion Kriegner Young, mother of former Representative Jeff Young, which was agreed to.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3798 (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, 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 H. NEYLE WILSON, PRESIDENT OF HORRY-GEORGETOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT ON APRIL 1, 2017, AFTER FORTY-SIX YEARS OF EXEMPLARY SERVICE TO THE COLLEGE AS TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3799 (Word version) -- Reps. McCravy, 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, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, 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 THE NINETY SIX HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND, DIRECTORS, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR LAUDABLE WORK AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2016 SOUTH CAROLINA BAND DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION CLASS A STATE FINALS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3800 (Word version) -- Rep. McCravy: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE NINETY SIX HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND OF GREENWOOD COUNTY WITH THE DIRECTORS 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 BAND DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION CLASS A 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 Ninety Six High School marching band of Greenwood County with the directors 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 Band Directors Association Class A State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3801 (Word version) -- Reps. 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, 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, B. Newton, W. Newton, 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, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR CHARLES WADE WILLIAMS, THE DIRECTOR OF THE T. ED GARRISON ARENA, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AFTER THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

The Resolution was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

H. 3802 (Word version) -- Reps. Hayes and Henegan: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-410, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN MARLBORO COUNTY, SO AS TO REDESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.
On motion of Rep. HAYES, with unanimous consent, the Bill was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

H. 3803 (Word version) -- Rep. Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN DILLON COUNTY, SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.
On motion of Rep. HAYES, with unanimous consent, the Bill was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

H. 3804 (Word version) -- Rep. D. C. Moss: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-4072 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PICK-UP TRUCK WITH A FIFTH WHEEL ASSEMBLY MAY NOT TOW MORE THAN ONE SEPARATE TRAILING VEHICLE, AND TO PROVIDE A MAXIMUM LENGTH FOR THIS COMBINATION OF VEHICLES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

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                 Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
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                 B. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Quinn
Ridgeway               S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total Present--113

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

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. CHUMLEY a leave of absence for the day due to a death in the family.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE

Rep. NORRELL signed a statement with the Clerk that she came in after the roll call of the House and was present for the Session on Thursday, February 16.

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. Michael T. Finch of Columbia 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. 3329 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/21/17   HENEGAN

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3438 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/21/17   LOFTIS and ROBINSON-SIMPSON

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3516 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/21/17   DAVIS, B. NEWTON, ANTHONY, CROSBY, S. RIVERS, THIGPEN, HOSEY and MURPHY

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3591 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/21/17   GILLIARD and BROWN

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3646 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/21/17   ALEXANDER

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3700 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/21/17   ATWATER

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3703 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
02/21/17   ALLISON

H. 3278--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3278 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-3-980 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A STATE, COUNTY, OR MUNICIPAL DETENTION FACILITY SHALL NOT PROHIBIT AN IN-PERSON MEETING BETWEEN AN INMATE AND HIS ATTORNEY.

Rep. WEEKS moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, February 22, which was agreed to.

H. 3508--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3508 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Henegan, Brown and Whipper: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE OPENING DATE FOR STUDENTS TO ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOLS DURING THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR MAY BE AS EARLY AS THURSDAY, AUGUST SEVENTEENTH, AT THE ELECTION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

Rep. ALLISON moved to adjourn debate on the Joint Resolution until Wednesday, February 22, which was agreed to.

H. 3591--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3591 (Word version) -- Reps. Govan, J. E. Smith, Allison, Erickson, G. R. Smith, Felder, Douglas, Martin, Ridgeway, Robinson-Simpson, Yow, Williams, Wheeler, Loftis, D. C. Moss, Henegan, Ryhal, Jordan, Fry, Ballentine, Henderson, Crawford, S. Rivers, Herbkersman, W. Newton, Anthony, Lowe, Arrington, Thayer, Duckworth, Putnam, Gagnon, White, Simrill, McCoy, Stavrinakis, Elliott, Daning, Crosby, Sottile, Cogswell, Neal, McKnight, Hart, McEachern, West, Bamberg, Anderson, Hayes, Norrell, Cobb-Hunter, Davis, B. Newton, Ott, Hosey, Knight, Jefferson, Brown and Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-32, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO BENCHMARKS AND OBJECTIVES REQUIRED AS PART OF THE FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS COMPREHENSIVE LONG-RANGE INITIATIVE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BENCHMARKS AND OBJECTIVES MUST BE APPROVED BY THE FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND POSTED ON THE INTERNET WEBSITE OF THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-33, RELATING TO THE FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS ASSESSMENT, SO AS TO IMPOSE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR REPORTING AND USE OF THE RESULTS OF THE ASSESSMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-50, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO REVISE THE REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-70, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FIRST STEP PARTNERSHIP BOARDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS ANNUALLY SHALL PUBLISH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLANS OF THESE BOARDS ON THE INTERNET WEBSITE OF THE OFFICE, TO LIMIT THE PERIOD OF TIME IN WHICH LOCAL OFFICES MAY INCREASE THEIR ESTABLISHED OVERHEAD COST RATES, AND TO PROVIDE LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS THAT ARE NOT PART OF MULTICOUNTY PARTNERSHIPS AND EXCEED THEIR OVERHEAD COST RATES ARE INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE STATE FUNDS; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1710, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE BOARD ANNUALLY TO PROVIDE ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTS REQUIRED OF STATE AGENCIES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1720, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS STUDY COMMITTEE, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE COMMITTEE AND TO PROVIDE FOR LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS IF THE OFFICE IS NOT REVIEWED BY THE HOUSE AND SENATE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES WITHIN A PROSCRIBED TIME PERIOD; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1740, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE BOARD TO SUBMIT JUSTIFICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE SALARY OF ITS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO THE AGENCY HEAD SALARY COMMISSION; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 63-11-1735 RELATING TO THE BABYNET INTERAGENCY EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM.

Rep. ALLISON explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 101; Nays 5

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--101

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atwater                Hill                   Pitts
G. M. Smith            White

Total--5

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

H. 3247--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3247 (Word version) -- Reps. Crosby, Collins, Daning and Knight: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE ISSUANCE OF DRIVER'S LICENSES, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF CERTAIN TERMS AND TO ADD THE TERMS "MOPED", "DAYLIGHT HOURS", AND "VEHICLE" AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-30, RELATING TO PERSONS EXEMPT FROM OBTAINING A DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "ARTICLE" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "CHAPTER"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-175, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A CONDITIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALLOWS A LICENSEE TO OPERATE A MOTOR SCOOTER OR LIGHT MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE, THE PROVISION THAT DEFINES THE TERM "DAYLIGHT HOURS", AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE HOLDER OF A CONDITIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE MAY OPERATE A MOPED DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-180, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALLOWS A LICENSEE TO OPERATE A MOTOR SCOOTER OR LIGHT MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT DEFINES THE TERM "DAYLIGHT HOURS", AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE HOLDER OF A SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE MAY OPERATE A MOPED DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-185, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF THE RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON A CONDITIONAL OR SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON YOUNGER THAN SEVENTEEN YEARS OF AGE WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER A MOPED OPERATOR'S LICENSE WHO OBTAINS SIX POINTS AGAINST HIS DRIVING RECORD SHALL HAVE HIS LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR SIX MONTHS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A BEGINNER'S PERMIT, CONDITIONAL LICENSE, OR SPECIAL RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE MAY NOT BE ISSUED TO A PERSON CONVICTED OF CERTAIN VIOLATIONS OF OPERATING A MOPED WHILE UNDER AGE OR WITHOUT A LICENSE FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1710, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM MOPED, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1720, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A MOPED, SO AS TO REVISE THE FORM OF LICENSURE A PERSON MUST POSSESS TO OPERATE A MOPED, AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROHIBITS THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM ISSUING A BEGINNER'S PERMIT OR A SPECIAL RESTRICTED LICENSE TO CERTAIN PERSONS CONVICTED OF A MOPED VIOLATION FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1730, RELATING TO THE ELIGIBILITY TO OBTAIN, SUSPENSION OF, AND REVOCATION OF A MOPED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE A MAXIMUM SPEED FOR THE OPERATION OF A MOPED AND FINES AND PENALTIES FOR THE UNLAWFUL OPERATION OF A MOPED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1740, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A MOPED OPERATOR'S LICENSE, SO AS TO REVISE THE FEE CHARGED FOR ADMINISTERING THE MOPED OPERATOR'S LICENSE EXAMINATION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-2-2740, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND PROPERTY TAXES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT VALIDATION DECALS MUST NOT BE ISSUED TO VEHICLES THAT DO NOT REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES; BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 2, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION, TITLING, AND LICENSING OF MOPEDS, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE, TO REGULATE THE OPERATION OF A MOPED, AND TO REGULATE THE SALE OF A MOPED; BY ADDING ARTICLE 4 TO CHAPTER 2, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF CHAPTER 2, TITLE 56; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-20, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-200, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF A VEHICLE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE IS NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER A MOPED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-250, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE ONCE ALL LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES ARE PAID, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO A MOPED, AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-3-630, AS AMENDED, AND 56-3-760, BOTH RELATING TO VEHICLES, CLASSIFIED AS PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES AND THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "MOPED", AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-5-120 AND 56-5-130, RELATING TO THE TERMS "VEHICLE" AND "MOTOR VEHICLE" AND THEIR DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO DELETE BOTH PROVISIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-140, RELATING TO THE TERM "MOTORCYCLE" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-150, RELATING TO THE TERM "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-155, RELATING TO THE TERM "MOTORCYCLE THREE-WHEEL VEHICLE" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-165, RELATING TO THE TERM "MOPED" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-361, RELATING TO THE TERM "PASSENGER CAR" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERM "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLES" AND ADD THE TERM "MOPEDS"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-410, RELATING TO THE TERM "OWNER" AND ITS DEFINITION, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1550, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1555, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A MOPED, SO AS TO RAISE THE MAXIMUM SPEED AT WHICH A MOPED MAY BE OPERATED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-4450, RELATING TO DISPLAY OF LIGHTS BY A VEHICLE DURING CERTAIN TIMES OF DAY, SO AS TO DELETE AN OBSOLETE PROVISION AND MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-9-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS CONTAINED IN THE MOTOR VEHICLE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT, SO AS TO DELETE AND REVISE CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-9-110, RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT TO CERTAIN ACCIDENTS OR JUDGMENTS, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 56-10-520, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF OPERATING AN UNINSURED MOTOR VEHICLE, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE AND PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION APPLIES TO AN OPERATOR OF AN UNINSURED MOPED WHO IS NOT THE REGISTERED OWNER OF THE MOPED, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-10-535, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES REQUIRING A PERSON TO PROVIDE PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AFTER A CONVICTION OF CERTAIN TRAFFIC OFFENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION APPLIES TO A REGISTERED OWNER OF A MOPED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-15-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE REGULATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND DEALERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "MOTOR VEHICLE" TO EXCLUDE MOPEDS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-16-10, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE REGULATION OF MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS, AND WHOLESALERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "MOTORCYCLE" AND REVISE THE TYPE OF VEHICLES REGULATED BY THIS CHAPTER; TO AMEND SECTION 56-19-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE PROTECTION OF TITLES TO AND INTERESTS IN MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-19-220, RELATING TO VEHICLES THAT ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE AND TO ADD MOPEDS TO THE LIST OF EXEMPTED VEHICLES; TO AMEND SECTION 38-77-30, RELATING TO TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE, SO AS TO DELETE THE TERMS "MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLES", "MOTOR SCOOTERS", AND "MOPEDS"; AND TO REPEAL ARTICLE 30, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 56 RELATING TO MOPED REGULATIONS.

Reps. J. E. SMITH, WHITE, JEFFERSON, WHEELER, WILLIAMS, OTT, HENEGAN, GAGNON, RIDGEWAY, DOUGLAS, MCEACHERN, WEEKS, WEST, KING, THIGPEN, BERNSTEIN, DAVIS, CLARY, ANDERSON, S. RIVERS, KIRBY, CROSBY, BENNETT, COGSWELL, HOSEY, DANING, SOTTILE, MACK, GILLIARD, FORRESTER, TAYLOR, ALLISON, GOVAN and POPE requested debate on the Bill.

H. 3652--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3652 (Word version) -- Reps. Forrester, Sottile, V. S. Moss, Clemmons, Allison, Loftis, Burns, Chumley, Jefferson, Mack, Willis, Anderson, Anthony, Ballentine, Duckworth, Henderson, D. C. Moss, Norman, Pitts, S. Rivers, Rutherford, Tallon, Elliott and Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-35-3265 SO AS TO REQUIRE GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES TO CONSIDER ALL PIPING MATERIALS FOR DETERMINING REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN PROJECTS, TO PROVIDE PIPING MATERIALS THAT MEET SUCH REQUIREMENTS AND COMPLY WITH SOUND ENGINEERING PRACTICES MUST BE ALLOWED TO BE CONSIDERED IN RELATED PROCUREMENT BIDDING PROCESSES, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION DO NOT LIMIT THE DISCRETION OF GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES FROM SELECTING PIPING MATERIALS FOR PROJECTS SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.

Reps. J. E. SMITH, OTT, HENEGAN, HILL, WHEELER, RIDGEWAY, DOUGLAS, THIGPEN, KNIGHT, BERNSTEIN, KING, BAMBERG, QUINN, WEEKS, JEFFERSON, ANDERSON, HIOTT, HOSEY, CROSBY, ARRINGTON, GOVAN, BROWN, GILLIARD, SOTTILE, FORRESTER, ALLISON, MAGNUSON, ROBINSON-SIMPSON and MCEACHERN requested debate on the Bill.

H. 3349--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3349 (Word version) -- Reps. Erickson and B. Newton: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 15, CHAPTER 33, TITLE 40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE PROVISIONS OF THE COMPACT TO REFLECT CHANGES MANDATED FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE COMPACT.
Rep. RIDGEWAY moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

H. 3438--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3438 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson, G. M. Smith, Sandifer, Hiott, Loftis and Robinson-Simpson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 39-24-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE DRUG PRODUCT SELECTION ACT, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF "SUBSTITUTE" TO INCLUDE INTERCHANGEABLE BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS; TO AMEND SECTION 39-24-30, RELATING TO THE SUBSTITUTION OF EQUIVALENT DRUGS, SO AS TO ALLOW A PHARMACIST TO SUBSTITUTE AN INTERCHANGEABLE BIOLOGICAL PRODUCT FOR A SPECIFIC BIOLOGICAL PRODUCT; TO AMEND SECTION 39-24-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SUBSTITUTION OF PRESCRIPTIONS BY PHARMACISTS, SO AS TO ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO SUBSTITUTE INTERCHANGEABLE BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS WHEN APPROPRIATE; TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-30, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE PHARMACY PRACTICE ACT, SO AS TO ADD DEFINITIONS FOR "BIOLOGICAL PRODUCT" AND "INTERCHANGEABLE"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-86, RELATING IN PART TO LABEL REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESCRIPTIONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE INTERCHANGEABLE BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS AND LIMIT USE OF INTERCHANGEABLE BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS NOT APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, TO REQUIRE PHARMACIES TO KEEP RECORDS OF DISPENSED BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, TO REQUIRE THE BOARD OF PHARMACY TO HAVE A DATABASE OF ALL APPROVED BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.

The Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3438 (COUNCIL\VR\3438C001.CC.VR17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 40-43-30(28), as contained in SECTION 4, page 7, is amended by striking the item in its entirety and inserting:
/   (28)   'Interchangeable biological product' means a biological product that the federal Food and Drug Administration has:

(a)   licensed and determined to meet the standards of 'interchangeability' pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sec. 262(k)(4); or

(b)   determined to be therapeutically equivalent by the federal Food and Drug Administration. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

Rep. SPIRES proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to H. 3438 (COUNCIL\VR\3438C002.CC.VR17), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 40-43-86(H)(7) and (8), as contained in SECTION 5, page 14, by striking the items in their entirety and inserting:
/   (7)     Within seven business days following the dispensing of a biological product, the dispensing pharmacist or the pharmacist's designee shall make an entry of the specific biological product provided to the patient, including the name of the biological product and the manufacturer. The communication must be conveyed by making an entry that is electronically accessible to the prescriber through: (i) an interoperable electronic medical records system; (ii) an electronic prescribing technology; (iii) a pharmacy benefit management system; or (iv) a pharmacy record. Entry into an electronic records system as described in this section is presumed to provide notice to the prescriber. Otherwise, the pharmacist shall communicate the biological product dispensed to the prescriber using facsimile, telephone, electronic transmission, or other prevailing means, provided that communication is not required when:

(a)   there is no federal Food and Drug Administration approved interchangeable biological product for the product prescribed; or

(b)   a refill prescription is not changed from the product dispensed on the prior filling of the prescription; or

(c) a biological product is dispensed for inpatient hospital services or is a hospital-administered biological product for outpatients.

The communication by the dispensing pharmacist or the pharmacist's designee must be monitored by the pharmacist in charge."   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. SPIRES explained the amendment.
Rep. HENDERSON spoke against the amendment.

Rep. G. M. SMITH moved to table the amendment, which was agreed to.

Rep. RIDGEWAY explained the Bill.

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 104; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--104

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. 3438. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Michael A. "Mike" Anthony

Further proceedings were interrupted by expiration of time on the uncontested Calendar.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

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

H. 3349--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3349 (Word version) -- Reps. Erickson and B. Newton: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 15, CHAPTER 33, TITLE 40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE PROVISIONS OF THE COMPACT TO REFLECT CHANGES MANDATED FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE COMPACT.

The Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3349 (COUNCIL\WAB\3349C001.AGM.WAB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 40-33-1310(16) and (17), as contained in SECTION 1, Page 11, lines 35-41, by deleting the items in their entirety and inserting:
/   (16)   'State practice laws' means a party state's laws, rules, and regulations that govern the practice of nursing, define the scope of nursing practice, and create the methods and grounds for imposing discipline. 'State practice laws' do not include requirements necessary to obtain and retain a license, except for qualifications or requirements of the home state. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. MCKNIGHT explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.
Rep. HILL spoke against the Bill.

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 106; Nays 2

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--106

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                   Magnuson

Total--2

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

H. 3240--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3240 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Lucas, Pope, Bannister, Rutherford, Delleney, White, Sandifer, Hiott, Allison, G. R. Smith, Bedingfield, W. Newton, Taylor, Yow, Murphy, Thayer, Finlay, D. C. Moss, Hayes, Crawford, Ryhal, Duckworth, Johnson, Fry, Hewitt, S. Rivers, Huggins, Chumley, Gagnon, Burns, Hill, Stringer, Loftis, Atwater, Clyburn, Elliott, Long, Magnuson, B. Newton, G. M. Smith, West, Whitmire, Hixon, Daning, Hamilton, Hardee, Crosby, Martin, V. S. Moss and Blackwell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-215, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS, SO AS TO ENACT THE "NATIONAL CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT RECIPROCITY ACT" BY REVISING THE CONDITIONS THAT ALLOW A HOLDER OF AN OUT-OF-STATE WEAPONS PERMIT TO CARRY A WEAPON IN THIS STATE.

Reps. CLEMMONS, J. E. SMITH, WHITE, WHEELER, HEWITT, FRY, CRAWFORD, YOW, HARDEE, JEFFERSON, WILLIAMS, KING, KNIGHT, THIGPEN, WEEKS, MCEACHERN, DOUGLAS, RIDGEWAY, CLARY, ANDERSON, POPE, HIOTT, HOSEY, GILLIARD, MCCOY, HIXON, B. NEWTON, MARTIN, BROWN, CLYBURN, MACK, V. S. MOSS, BEDINGFIELD, G. R. SMITH, ROBINSON-SIMPSON, DILLARD and NORRELL requested debate on the Bill.

H. 3565--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

The following Bill was taken up:

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, White, Bannister, Tallon, McCravy, Quinn and McEachern: 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.

Reps. J. E. SMITH, KING, HILL, WILLIAMS, PITTS, WILLIS, OTT, KNIGHT, HENEGAN, WHEELER, CRAWFORD, JOHNSON, FRY, HARDEE, BERNSTEIN, RIDGEWAY, MCEACHERN, DOUGLAS, FORREST, ANDERSON, MURPHY, MCCOY, BROWN, TAYLOR, HIXON, NORRELL, ROBINSON-SIMPSON, CLARY and DILLARD requested debate on the Bill.

H. 3651--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3651 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer and Finlay: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-180 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA OR ANY OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION FROM COLLECTING CERTAIN BUSINESS LICENSE TAXES AND INSURANCE TAXES; TO AMEND SECTION 38-45-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS OF THE INSURANCE BROKERS AND SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE, SO AS TO DELETE THE DEFINITION OF "MUNICIPAL AGENT"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-45-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ACCOUNTING OF THE STATE PORTION OF BROKER'S PREMIUM TAX RATE PAYMENT COLLECTED AND THE DISTRIBUTION FROM EARMARKED FUNDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE AMOUNT MUST BE PAID TO THE MUNICIPALITY INSTEAD OF THE MUNICIPAL AGENT.

Rep. SANDIFER moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, March 1, which was agreed to.

H. 3650--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3650 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer, Simrill, Anderson, Atwater, Forrester, Erickson, Hamilton, Jordan, McEachern, Bedingfield, Ryhal, Taylor, White and Tallon: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-340 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA BUSINESS LICENSE TAX STANDARDIZATION ACT", TO PROVIDE THE SOLE MANNER IN WHICH A COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL BUSINESS LICENSE TAX MAY BE IMPOSED, INCLUDING DURATION, CALCULATION, AND PAYMENT, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR ISSUING A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY, TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN REFUNDS, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN SPECIAL ORDINANCES OR FORMAL OR INFORMAL AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT ARE CONSIDERED VALID, TO PROVIDE THAT A SINGLE ISOLATED ACT DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY CONSTITUTE DOING BUSINESS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY MAY NOT IMPOSE A HIGHER BUSINESS LICENSE TAX ON CERTAIN BUSINESSES; BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-350 SO AS TO CREATE THE BUSINESS LICENSE CLASS SCHEDULE BOARD, TO RESTRICT COLLECTIONS IN THE 2019 LICENSE YEAR; BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-360 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN APPEALS PROCESS; TO AMEND SECTION 4-9-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A WHOLESALER DELIVERING GOODS TO RETAILERS IN A COUNTY IS NOT SUBJECTED TO THE BUSINESS LICENSE TAX UNLESS HE MAINTAINS A CERTAIN WAREHOUSE OR MERCANTILE ESTABLISHMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 5-7-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE POWERS CONFERRED UPON MUNICIPALITIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A WHOLESALER DELIVERING GOODS TO RETAILERS IN A COUNTY IS NOT SUBJECTED TO THE BUSINESS LICENSE TAX UNLESS HE MAINTAINS A CERTAIN WAREHOUSE OR MERCANTILE ESTABLISHMENT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF CERTAIN INFORMATION, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE SHARING OF BUSINESS LICENSE INFORMATION AMONG LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-4-310, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO POWERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO SHARE MUNICIPAL BUSINESS LICENSE INFORMATION AMONG OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-7-160, RELATING TO MUNICIPAL LICENSE FEES AND TAXES IN INSURANCE LAW, SO AS TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN LICENSE FEES AND TAXES MUNICIPALITIES MAY LEVY AND COLLECT FOR RISKS LOCATED WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE MUNICIPALITY.

Rep. SANDIFER moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Wednesday, March 1, which was agreed to.

H. 3583--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3583 (Word version) -- Rep. Norrell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-104-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, SO AS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR THE AWARD MAY ELECT TO DEFER ENROLLMENT IN AN ELIGIBLE FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION FOR TWO ACADEMIC YEARS AFTER GRADUATION, WITHOUT DECLINING THE AWARD; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT, REGARDLESS OF ITS EFFECTIVE DATE, MUST BE CONSTRUED TO APPLY TO STUDENTS WHO GRADUATE IN THE SPRING OF 2017.

The Committee on Education and Public Works proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3583 (COUNCIL\WAB\3583C001.AGM.WAB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   Section 59-104-20(H) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 162 of 2005, is amended to read:

"(H)   Notwithstanding another provision of law, a student who met the initial eligibility requirements to receive a Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Award as a senior in high school and has met the continuing eligibility requirements shall receive the award. A student selected as a Palmetto Fellow may elect to defer post-secondary enrollment for one year, until the fall term of the year immediately following the year of graduation, without declining the award. A student who received a Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Award as a senior in high school but declined the award is eligible to reapply for the annual scholarship, providing he meets all of the initial and continuing academic eligibility requirements of the Palmetto Fellows program, if he transfers to a qualifying an eligible South Carolina institution of higher learning. The number of semesters or academic years a student attended an out-of-state institution are to be deducted from the number of semesters or academic years a student is eligible for the scholarship. All funding provided for Palmetto Fellows Scholarships regardless of its source or allocation must be used to implement the provisions of this subsection."
SECTION   .   This act takes effect upon approval of the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. TAYLOR 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 100; Nays 5

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--100

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atwater                Gagnon                 Loftis
Pitts                  White

Total--5

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

H. 3665--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3665 (Word version) -- Reps. Hixon, Kirby, Hewitt, Atkinson, Sottile, Cogswell, Yow, Wheeler and Forrest: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-1710, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SIZE LIMITS FOR CERTAIN FISH THAT MAY BE LAWFULLY TAKEN, POSSESSED, LANDED, SOLD, OR PURCHASED, SO AS TO INCREASE THE SIZE LIMIT FOR FLOUNDER THAT MAY BE LAWFULLY TAKEN, POSSESSED, LANDED, SOLD, OR PURCHASED.

The Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3665 (COUNCIL\CM\3665C001.GT.CM17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding the following appropriately numbered SECTION:
\   SECTION   ___.   Section 50-5-1705(G) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 50 of 2013, is further amended to read:

"(G)   It is unlawful for a person to take or possess more than fifteen ten flounder (Paralichthys species) taken by means of gig, spear, hook and line, or similar device in any one day, not to exceed thirty twenty flounder in any one day on any boat." \
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. HIXON 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 108; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Bamberg
Bannister              Bedingfield            Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  Caskey
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hart                   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               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Quinn                  Ridgeway
S. Rivers              Rutherford             Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--108

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3698--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3698 (Word version) -- Reps. V. S. Moss, Duckworth, Forrest, Hiott and Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-1-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES FOR CERTAIN BODIES OF WATER, SO AS TO PROVIDE GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES FOR THE PORTION OF THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY LOCATED IN HORRY COUNTY AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-1556, RELATING TO LOCATIONS WHERE STRIPED BASS MAY BE TAKEN, SO AS TO REVISE THE PERIODS OF TIME WHEN STRIPED BASS MAY BE TAKEN IN VARIOUS BODIES OF WATER; AND TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-230, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS WITHIN VARIOUS BODIES OF WATER, SO AS TO REVISE THE PERIOD OF TIME WHEN STRIPED BASS MAY BE TAKEN WITHIN VARIOUS BODIES OF WATER, TO PROVIDE FOR LIMITS FOR THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS WITHIN VARIOUS BODIES OF WATER, TO PROVIDE FOR THE TAKING OF STRIPED BASS IN THE SANTEE RIVER, AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE STRIPED BASS FISHERY ON THE SANTEE AND COOPER RIVER SYSTEMS.

Rep. V. S. MOSS explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 107; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Bamberg
Bannister              Bedingfield            Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  Caskey
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hart                   Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
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
B. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Quinn                  Ridgeway               S. Rivers
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--107

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3619--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3619 (Word version) -- Reps. Atwater and Erickson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 47-1-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN REGARD TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "COMPANION ANIMAL"; AND BY ADDING SECTION 47-1-45 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE TATTOOING OR PIERCING OF A COMPANION ANIMAL EXCEPT FOR SPECIFIED REASONS AND, WHEN AUTHORIZED, PERFORMED BY SPECIFIED PERSONS, AND TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION WHICH IS A MISDEMEANOR.

Rep. V. S. MOSS explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 98; Nays 12

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Bamberg
Bannister              Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Caskey                 Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hamilton
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Lucas
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Mitchell               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Pope
Quinn                  Ridgeway               S. Rivers
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thigpen
Toole                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--98

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bedingfield            Clemmons               Hart
Hill                   Long                   Lowe
Pitts                  Putnam                 G. R. Smith
Thayer                 Weeks                  White

Total--12

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

Further proceedings were interrupted by expiration of time on the uncontested Calendar.

S. 338--RECALLED FROM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

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

S. 338 (Word version) -- Senators Hembree, Courson, J. Matthews, Setzler and Fanning: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE OPENING DATE FOR STUDENTS TO ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOLS DURING THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR MAY BE AS EARLY AS THURSDAY, AUGUST SEVENTEENTH, IN THE DISCRETION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

S. 263--RECALLED FROM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

On motion of Rep. ALLISON, with unanimous consent, the following Bill was ordered recalled from the Committee on Education and Public Works:
S. 263 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Malloy, Alexander, Grooms, Campbell, Turner, Corbin, Gambrell, Martin and Rice: 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 SHALL ISSUE "CLEMSON UNIVERSITY 2016 FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.

H. 3231--RECALLED AND REFERRED TO THE SPARTANBURG DELEGATION

On motion of Rep. TALLON, with unanimous consent, the following Bill was ordered recalled from the Committee on Judiciary and was referred to the Committee on Spartanburg Delegation:

H. 3231 (Word version) -- Reps. Tallon and Cole: A BILL TO PROVIDE THAT CONSISTENT WITH CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF SECTION 34, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1865, CREATING A CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SPARTANBURG FOR ITS POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS UNDER SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF SPARTANBURG BY ORDINANCE SHALL ESTABLISH THE TERMS, CONDITIONS, MEMBERSHIP, AND PROCEDURES OF THE CITY OF SPARTANBURG'S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS, AND TO REPEAL ACT 612 OF 1936 RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSIONS FOR MUNICIPALITIES OF A CERTAIN POPULATION THE SIZE OF THE CITY OF SPARTANBURG, AND ACT 345 OF 1965, ACT 991 OF 1966, AND ACT 618 OF 1992 RELATING TO A CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SPARTANBURG FOR THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

OBJECTION TO RECALL

Rep. HART asked unanimous consent to recall H. 3486 (Word version) from the Committee on Ways and Means.
Rep. WHITE objected.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Rep. WHITE, from the Committee on Ways and Means, submitted a favorable report with amendments on:

H. 3726 (Word version) -- Reps. Herbkersman, Cobb-Hunter, Anthony, Whitmire, Stringer, Bradley, Lucas and White: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 9-1-1085, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEM EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION RATES, SO AS TO CHANGE FUTURE EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION RATES AND TO REQUIRE THAT THE UNFUNDED LIABILITIES OF THE SYSTEM MUST BE ON A CERTAIN AMORTIZATION SCHEDULE; TO AMEND SECTION 9-11-225, RELATING TO THE POLICE OFFICERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION RATES, SO AS TO CHANGE FUTURE EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION RATES AND TO REQUIRE THAT THE UNFUNDED LIABILITIES OF THE SYSTEM MUST BE ON A CERTAIN AMORTIZATION SCHEDULE; TO AMEND SECTION 9-16-335, RELATING TO THE ASSUMED RATE OF RETURN, SO AS TO CHANGE THE ASSUMED RATE OF RETURN TO SEVEN AND ONE QUARTER PERCENT AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ASSUMED RATE OF RETURN EXPIRES EVERY FOUR YEARS; TO AMEND SECTION 9-4-10, RELATING TO THE TERM OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFIT AUTHORITY (PEBA), SO AS TO CHANGE THE TERM FROM TWO TO FIVE YEARS AND TO REQUIRE THE BOARD TO EMPLOY AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; TO AMEND SECTION 9-4-40, RELATING TO THE AUDIT OF PEBA, SO AS TO REQUIRE PEBA TO BE AUDITED EVERY FOUR YEARS; TO AMEND SECTION 9-16-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RETIREMENT SYSTEM FUNDS "FIDUCIARY" DEFINITION, SO AS TO ADD THE COMMISSION'S "CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER" TO THE DEFINITION; TO AMEND SECTION 9-16-90, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN INVESTMENT REPORTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN REPORTS MUST CONTAIN A SCHEDULE OF NET MANAGER FEES AND EXPENSES; TO AMEND SECTION 9-16-315, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT COMMISSION, SO AS TO CHANGE CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, TO ADD QUALIFICATIONS, AND TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSION TO EMPLOY AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; TO AMEND SECTION 9-16-330, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTAIN STATEMENTS OF ACTUARIAL ASSUMPTIONS AND INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES, SO AS TO ALLOW FOR CERTAIN DELEGATIONS TO THE CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, AND TO REQUIRE THE INVESTMENT PLAN TO INCLUDE THE FINAL AUTHORITY TO INVEST MADE BY THE COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 9-16-380, RELATING TO THE AUDIT OF THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT COMMISSION BE AUDITED EVERY FOUR YEARS; BY ADDING SECTION 9-16-100 SO AS TO PLACE CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON LOBBYISTS AND TO PROHIBIT THE COMMISSION FROM MAKING CERTAIN INVESTMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 9-1-1310, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TRUSTEE OF THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SO AS TO CHANGE A TRUSTEE FROM THE STATE FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AUTHORITY TO THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 9-1-1320, RELATING TO THE CUSTODY OF THE ASSETS OF THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SO AS TO CHANGE THE CUSTODIAN OF THE ASSETS FROM THE STATE TREASURER TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF PEBA; TO AMEND SECTION 1-3-240, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF OFFICERS BY THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO ADD THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT INVESTMENT COMMISSION MEMBERS AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC BENEFIT AUTHORITY MEMBERS; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 9-4-45, 9-8-170, 9-9-160, 9-10-80, AND 9-11-250 RELATING TO POLICY DETERMINATIONS AND THE CUSTODY OF FUNDS FOR THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR JUDGES AND SOLICITORS, THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THE NATIONAL GUARD RETIREMENT SYSTEM, AND THE POLICE OFFICERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

H. 3696 (Word version) -- Reps. V. S. Moss, Yow, Hiott, Kirby, Ott, Atkinson, Hewitt, Burns, Chumley, Long, Duckworth and Hixon: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO TAKE CERTAIN MEASURES TO ENSURE THAT SCIENCE-BASED DATA IS USED TO ASSESS IMPACTS ON AND THE REGULATION OF MODERN AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES TO INCLUDE, BUT TO NOT BE LIMITED TO, CROP PROTECTION CHEMISTRIES, GENETICALLY ENGINEERED OR ENHANCED TRAITS, AND NUTRIENTS, AND OPPOSE LEGISLATION OR REGULATORY ACTION THAT MAY RESULT IN UNNECESSARY RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF CERTAIN MODERN AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

H. 3401 (Word version) -- Rep. Clemmons: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND URGE THEM TO PROPOSE THE REGULATION FREEDOM AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

H. 3621 (Word version) -- Rep. Gagnon: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 187 AND SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 29 IN ANDERSON COUNTY "PAUL ROBISON EARLE MEMORIAL INTERSECTION", AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3805 (Word version) -- Reps. Clary, Collins, Hiott, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, 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, 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, B. Newton, W. Newton, 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 CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF KEITH A. FRAZIER OF GREENVILLE AND TO HONOR HIM ON BEING RECOGNIZED BY THE FRIENDS OF PICKENS COUNTY GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR HIS TIRELESS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROTECTION OF ABUSED CHILDREN THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3806 (Word version) -- Reps. Johnson, Hewitt, Hardee, Fry, Duckworth, Crawford, Clemmons and Ryhal: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF ANNE SKINNER FLOYD OF HORRY COUNTY AND TO EXTEND DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER LARGE AND LOVING FAMILY AND HER MANY FRIENDS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3807 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Ballentine, Quinn, Atwater, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, 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, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, 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, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO DECLARE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, AS "UNCLAIMED PROPERTY DAY" AND, IN SO DOING, URGE ALL CITIZENS TO UTILIZE THE OFFICE OF THE STATE TREASURER'S DATABASE TO SEARCH FOR UNCLAIMED PROPERTY FOR THEMSELVES, THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND THEIR BUSINESSES.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3810 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, 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, 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, B. Newton, W. Newton, 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 DECLARE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017, AS "RESPITE AWARENESS DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO ENCOURAGE ALL SOUTH CAROLINIANS TO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF RESPITE TO FAMILIES CARING FOR A LOVED ONE OF ANY AGE WITH SPECIAL PHYSICAL AND/OR MENTAL NEEDS.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3808 (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, B. Newton, W. Newton, 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 CANCER PATIENTS, SURVIVORS AND THEIR FAMILIES, TO REMEMBER THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN LOST TO CANCER, AND TO DECLARE TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, AS "SUITS AND SNEAKERS DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

The following Bill was introduced, read the first time, and referred to appropriate committees:

H. 3809 (Word version) -- Reps. Finlay, Bernstein, Collins, Spires, J. E. Smith and Ridgeway: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-120 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THAT AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY PROVIDING COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVE DRUGS MUST PROVIDE REIMBURSEMENT FOR A TWELVE-MONTH REFILL OF CONTRACEPTIVE DRUGS OBTAINED AT ONE TIME; AND BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-120 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR ALL MEDICAID PROGRAMS OFFERED THROUGH MANAGED CARE PLANS OR FEE-FOR-SERVICE PROGRAMS TO REQUIRE THE DISPENSING OF CONTRACEPTIVE DRUGS WITH A TWELVE-MONTH SUPPLY PROVIDED AT ONE TIME.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

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

ADJOURNMENT

At 2:04 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. G. M. SMITH, adjourned in memory of Marion Kriegner Young, mother of former Representative Jeff Young, to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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