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

NO. 36

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
________

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 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 2 Peter 1:21: "Because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God."

Let us pray. Holy God, speak to these women and men that they may act and live according to Your instructions. Give them courage, strength, integrity, wisdom, and the will to accomplish those items on the agenda that will be for the benefit of all people. Bless them in their going out and their coming in. Look in favor upon our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, staff, and all who serve in this Assembly. Protect our first responders and those who defend us at home and abroad. 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 prayer. Amen.

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

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

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. DOUGLAS moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of James Morris Lyles, Jr., of Winnsboro, which was agreed to.

SILENT PRAYER

The House stood in silent prayer for our Reading Clerk, Bubba Cromer.

SILENT PRAYER

The House stood in silent prayer for George Wingate, his family and friends on the loss of his daughter.

ROLL CALL

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

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  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              Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total Present--113

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. QUINN a temporary leave of absence due to family medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. M. RIVERS a temporary leave of absence.

STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE

Rep. BANNISTER signed a statement with the Clerk that he came in after the roll call of the House and was present for the Session on Tuesday, March 7.

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. Victoria Ridgeway of Columbia, daughter of Rep. Robert L. Ridgeway III, was the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Reps. THAYER and WEST presented to the House the Palmetto High School Varsity Competitive Cheerleading Team, coaches and other school officials.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Rep. THAYER presented to the House the Palmetto High School Girls Cross Country 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. 3297 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   THAYER

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3643 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   DANING and RYHAL

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3725 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   STAVRINAKIS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3793 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   YOW and WHIPPER

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3817 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   PUTNAM, COGSWELL and COLLINS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3818 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   PUTNAM and COGSWELL

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3819 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   PUTNAM and COGSWELL

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3820 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   PUTNAM and COGSWELL

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3821 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   PUTNAM and COGSWELL

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3825 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   PUTNAM and COGSWELL

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3826 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   PUTNAM and COGSWELL

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3860 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   PUTNAM and COGSWELL

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3861 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   HEWITT

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3882 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   PUTNAM and COGSWELL

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3890 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   TAYLOR

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3896 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   MURPHY, STAVRINAKIS and MCCOY

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3898 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   ELLIOTT

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3927 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   G. M. SMITH and WEEKS

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3930 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   BENNETT and FORREST

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3822 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   PUTNAM and COGSWELL

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3823 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   PUTNAM and COGSWELL

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3824 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
03/08/17   PUTNAM, COGSWELL and COLLINS

CO-SPONSOR REMOVED

Bill Number:   H. 3643 (Word version)
Date:   REMOVE:
03/08/17   HILL

SENT TO THE SENATE

The following Bill and Joint Resolution were taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate:

H. 3513 (Word version) -- Reps. Anthony and Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-26-45 SO AS TO PROVIDE RETIRED EDUCATOR TEACHING CERTIFICATES FOR PEOPLE WHO MEET CERTAIN CRITERIA, TO PROVIDE INITIAL RETIRED EDUCATOR CERTIFICATES ARE VALID FOR THIRTY YEARS AND MAY BE RENEWED, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS.

H. 3587 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson, Knight and Felder: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE "SEIZURE SAFETY IN SCHOOLS STUDY COMMITTEE" TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELATED TO EPILEPSY AND SEIZURE SAFETY AWARENESS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY COMMITTEE'S TERMINATION.

ORDERED ENROLLED FOR RATIFICATION

The following Bill was read the third time, passed and, having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

S. 365 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin, Hembree, Goldfinch, Sabb and Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING ARTICLE 141, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES SHALL ISSUE "COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY 2016 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.

H. 3352--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3352 (Word version) -- Reps. W. Newton, Taylor, Norrell and Erickson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-23-665 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFICE OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REVIEW WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE OFFICE; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-500, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE COURT, INCLUDING THE OFFICE OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, IS CONSIDERED PART OF THE UNIFIED JUDICIAL SYSTEM FOR THE PURPOSES OF CERTAIN ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM STATUTES; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-30, RELATING TO RIGHTS TO INSPECT PUBLIC RECORDS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSIONS AMONG THE RECORD FORMATS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS APPLICABLE TO PRISONERS, TO PROVIDE PUBLIC BODIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO CREATE ELECTRONIC VERSIONS OF PUBLIC RECORDS TO FULFILL RECORDS REQUESTS, TO REVISE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING FEES TO FULFILL RECORDS REQUESTS, AND TO REVISE THE MANNER FOR RESPONDING TO RECORDS REQUESTS; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MATTERS EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE IN THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE CERTAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT RECORDINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-50, RELATING TO CATEGORIES OF MATTERS DECLARED TO BE PUBLIC INFORMATION IN THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE MOUNTED VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDINGS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT MAY APPLY FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT IF THERE IS CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE OF SPECIFIC HARM FROM THE RELEASE OF THE RECORDING; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-100, RELATING TO EQUITABLE REMEDIES AVAILABLE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE AVAILABLE REMEDIES; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-110, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO REMOVE CRIMINAL PENALTIES, TO VEST EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER CASES ARISING FROM REQUESTS FOR RECORDS AND EXEMPTIONS FROM DISCLOSURE, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS TO THIS JURISDICTION, TO PROVIDE RELATED PROCEDURES FOR PERSONS ALLEGING VIOLATIONS, TO PROVIDE REVISED REMEDIES AND RELIEF AVAILABLE FOR VIOLATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE A PROCESS FOR APPEALS; TO AMEND SECTION 30-2-50, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON OBTAINING PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM A STATE AGENCY FOR COMMERCIAL SOLICITATION, SO AS TO EXTEND THE PROHIBITION TO INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THESE MEASURES TAKE EFFECT OCTOBER 1, 2017.

Rep. W. NEWTON moved to adjourn debate upon the following Bill until Wednesday, March 22, which was adopted.

H. 3793--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3793 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford, Clemmons, Jordan, Johnson, Fry, Hardee, Bennett, Anderson, Alexander, Atkinson, Kirby, Crosby, Arrington, Sottile, McCoy, Daning, Duckworth, Hayes, Lowe, S. Rivers, Stavrinakis, Knight, Ryhal, Hewitt, Davis, Yow and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-103-15, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MISSION AND GOALS OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS SO LONG AS STATE GENERAL FUNDS ARE NOT APPROPRIATED FOR THE OPERATIONS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM.

Rep. TAYLOR moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was adopted.

H. 3256--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3256 (Word version) -- Reps. Jefferson and Daning: 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 PALMETTO CROSS SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.

Rep. JEFFERSON spoke in favor of the Bill.

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 95; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Anthony
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Bedingfield            Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Collins                Crawford               Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Howard
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
S. Rivers              Ryhal                  Simrill
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                Whipper
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--95

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. 3256. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Gary Clary

S. 198--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 198 (Word version) -- Senators Shealy, Alexander, McElveen and Bryant: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-100 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO DRIVERS' LICENSES, TO PROVIDE THAT A MINOR MAY APPLY FOR A BEGINNER'S PERMIT, INSTRUCTION PERMIT, OR DRIVER'S LICENSE UNDER THE AUTHORIZATION OF A RESPONSIBLE ADULT WILLING TO ASSUME THE OBLIGATION IMPOSED.

Rep. WILLIS explained the Bill.

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 103; Nays 1

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--103

Those who voted in the negative are:

White

Total--1

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

H. 3792--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3792 (Word version) -- Reps. Thayer, Funderburk and Sandifer: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-23-245 SO AS TO PROVIDE MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR THE NUMBERS OF TOILETS AND LAVATORIES AVAILABLE FOR MEN AND WOMEN AT MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL STADIUMS AND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STADIUMS, AND TO PROVIDE THESE STANDARDS APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING OTHERWISE APPLICABLE BUILDING CODES AND PLUMBING CODES, AMONG OTHER THINGS.

Rep. THAYER proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3792 (COUNCIL\WAB\3792C001.AGM.WAB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ Article 2, Chapter 23, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-23-245.   (A)   Notwithstanding applicable national, state, or local building codes, plumbing codes, school building regulations, or other provisions of law relating to the minimum numbers of required plumbing fixtures for football stadiums in middle schools and high schools based on occupancy and use, the minimum number of:

(1)   toilets for male restrooms required for a football stadium are:

(a)   one per two hundred for the first fifteen hundred occupancy;

(b)   one per two hundred fifty for the next fifteen hundred occupancy; and

(c)   one per five hundred for the remainder occupancy;

(2)   toilets for female restrooms required for a football stadium are:

(a)   one per one hundred for the first one thousand five hundred twenty occupancy;

(b)   one per one hundred fifty for the next one thousand five hundred twenty occupancy; and

(c)   one per three hundred for the remainder occupancy;

(3)   lavatories for male restrooms required for a football stadium are one per three hundred; and

(4)   lavatories for female restrooms required for a football stadium are one per three hundred.

(B)   The provisions of this section apply to all middle school football stadiums and high school football stadiums built or renovated after the effective date of this act and all middle school football stadiums and high school football stadiums in existence or in the process of being planned, constructed, or renovated on the effective date of this act. However, a stadium that is being renovated but is not replacing existing seating or adding new seating may not be required to add water closets or lavatories to conform to the provisions of this section or any other applicable building code, plumbing code, school building regulations, or another provision of law. For a stadium that is being renovated to replace existing or add new seating, the plumbing fixtures requirements apply only to the number of new seats being added or replaced.

(C)   To determine the occupant load of each sex, the total occupant load must be divided in half. To determine the required number of fixtures, the fixture ratio or ratios for each fixture type must be applied to the occupant load of each sex in accordance with subsection (A). Fractional numbers resulting from applying the fixture ratios must be rounded up to the next whole number. For calculations involving multiple occupancies, such fractional numbers for each occupancy first must be summed and then rounded up to the next whole number. However, the total occupant load must not be required to be divided in half where approved statistical data indicate a distribution of the sexes of other than fifty percent of each sex." /
SECTION   2.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and is applicable to any existing facilities and future facilities. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. ATWATER 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 101; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--101

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. 3234--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3234 (Word version) -- Reps. McEachern and Sandifer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 27-40-120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT, SO AS TO DELETE OCCUPANCY UNDER A RENTAL AGREEMENT COVERING THE PREMISES USED BY THE OCCUPANT PRIMARILY FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES AS AN EXEMPTION UNDER THE ACT.

The Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3234 (COUNCIL\SD\3234C001. NL.SD17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking Section 27-40-120(5), as contained in SECTION 1, and inserting:
/   (5)   occupancy by an employee including independent contractors of a landlord whose right to occupancy is conditional upon employment in and about the premises;     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.


Rep. CRAWFORD 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                  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              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Howard                 Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Knight                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              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                 Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                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. 3649--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3649 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford and Sandifer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-3-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RULES AND OFFICERS OF THE BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BOARD MAY PROVIDE ADVICE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF STATUTORY REVISIONS AND OTHER MATTERS AS THE DEPARTMENT REQUESTS CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF CHAPTER 3, TITLE 40; TO AMEND SECTION 40-3-115, RELATING TO JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD, SO AS TO REVISE THIS JURISDICTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-3-290, RELATING TO EXCEPTIONS FROM CHAPTER 3, TITLE 40, SO AS TO REVISE CRITERIA FOR CERTAIN EXEMPT BUILDINGS AND DETACHED SINGLE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS.

Rep. SANDIFER moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

H. 3653--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3653 (Word version) -- Reps. Forrester, Yow, Loftis, Henegan, Spires, Anderson, Burns, V. S. Moss, Crawford, Hamilton, Felder, Norman, Anthony, Chumley, Erickson, Gagnon, Hayes, Henderson, Hosey, Jefferson, S. Rivers, Ryhal, Sandifer, Thayer, Willis, Atkinson, Alexander and West: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 24 TO TITLE 31 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE OPERATIONS OR EXPANSIONS OF MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED PUBLIC OR PRIVATE NUISANCES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE RELATED FINDINGS, TO EXPLICITLY PROHIBIT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM ENACTING ORDINANCES TO THE CONTRARY, TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMINOLOGY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT MAY NOT BE CONSTRUED TO MODIFY STATUTORY EMINENT DOMAIN LAWS OR ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT DO NOT APPLY TO NUISANCE ACTIONS COMMENCED WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS CHAPTER.

Reps. SANDIFER, HIOTT, CLARY, ALLISON, HIXON, BEDINGFIELD, MARTIN, HENDERSON, BLACKWELL, TOOLE, BROWN, ANDERSON, COGSWELL, CROSBY, DANING, CHUMLEY, LONG, V. S. MOSS, ELLIOTT, COLE, HOSEY, YOW, ERICKSON, WHEELER, HEWITT, JORDAN, WILLIAMS, DOUGLAS, W. NEWTON, HART, HILL, TALLON and KNIGHT requested debate on the Bill.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. ANTHONY a leave of absence for the remainder of the day to attend a funeral.

H. 3861--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3861 (Word version) -- Reps. Hixon, Hamilton, Crawford, Sandifer and Hewitt: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-57-120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION TO RECOGNIZE NONRESIDENT REAL ESTATE LICENSES ON ACTIVE STATUS FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS WHICH RECIPROCATE, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT SUCH NONRESIDENT APPLICANTS SEEKING LICENSURE IN THIS STATE FIRST MUST COMPLETE SUCCESSFULLY THE STATE PORTIONS OF THE APPLICABLE EXAMINATIONS.

Rep. CRAWFORD explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 102; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--102

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

S. 218--POINT OF ORDER

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 218 (Word version) -- Senators Massey, Bennett, Alexander, Bryant, Rice, Gregory, Corbin, Martin, Campsen, Turner and Young: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 41 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT GENERALLY, BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-25, TO PROVIDE THAT A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE MAY NOT ESTABLISH, MANDATE, OR OTHERWISE REQUIRE AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.

Rep. TOOLE explained the Bill.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. MACK 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. 3720--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3720 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A BILL TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS AND TO PROVIDE REVENUES TO MEET THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2017, TO REGULATE THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT DURING THIS FISCAL YEAR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Rep. WHITE moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Thursday, March 9, which was agreed to.

H. 3721--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3721 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE MONIES FROM THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017, AND TO ALLOW UNEXPENDED FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO BE CARRIED FORWARD TO SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEARS AND EXPENDED FOR THE SAME PURPOSES.

Rep. WHITE moved to adjourn debate on the Joint Resolution until Thursday, March 9, which was agreed to.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

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

H. 3793--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3793 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford, Clemmons, Jordan, Johnson, Fry, Hardee, Bennett, Anderson, Alexander, Atkinson, Kirby, Crosby, Arrington, Sottile, McCoy, Daning, Duckworth, Hayes, Lowe, S. Rivers, Stavrinakis, Knight, Ryhal, Hewitt, Davis, Yow and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-103-15, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MISSION AND GOALS OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS SO LONG AS STATE GENERAL FUNDS ARE NOT APPROPRIATED FOR THE OPERATIONS OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM.

The Committee on Education and Public Works proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3793 (COUNCIL\WAB\3793C001. AGM.WAB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 59-103-15(B)(2), as contained in SECTION 1, page 2, lines 11-31, by deleting the item in its entirety and inserting:
/   (2)   Four-year colleges and universities

(a)   college-level baccalaureate education and selected master's degrees which lead to employment or continued education, or both, except for doctoral degrees currently being offered;

(b)   doctoral degree in Marine Science approved by the Commission on Higher Education;

(c)   subject to subsection (C), doctoral degree in Nursing Practice approved by the Commission on Higher Education at Francis Marion University;

(d)   subject to subsection (C), doctor of philosophy degree in Education Administration approved by the Commission on Higher Education at Coastal Carolina University;

(e)   subject to subsection (C), doctor of philosophy degree in Computer and Information Science approved by the Commission on Higher Education at the College of Charleston;

(f)     limited and specialized research;

(dg)   public service to the State and the local community; /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. TAYLOR spoke in favor of the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. HILL proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to H. 3793 (COUNCIL\DG\3793C001.BBM.DG17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, page 3, by striking Section 59-103-15(C) and inserting:
/   (C)   Notwithstanding subsection (B), the doctoral degrees set forth in subsection (B)(2)(c), (d), and (e) are only allowed so long as new state general funds are not appropriated for the operations of the degree program."   /
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 97; Nays 9

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Arrington              Atkinson               Bales
Bannister              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                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McEachern              McKnight
V. S. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Taylor                 Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  West                   Whipper
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--97

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atwater                Bedingfield            Chumley
McCravy                D. C. Moss             G. R. Smith
Tallon                 Thayer                 White

Total--9

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

H. 3649--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3649 (Word version) -- Reps. Crawford and Sandifer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-3-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RULES AND OFFICERS OF THE BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BOARD MAY PROVIDE ADVICE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF STATUTORY REVISIONS AND OTHER MATTERS AS THE DEPARTMENT REQUESTS CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF CHAPTER 3, TITLE 40; TO AMEND SECTION 40-3-115, RELATING TO JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD, SO AS TO REVISE THIS JURISDICTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-3-290, RELATING TO EXCEPTIONS FROM CHAPTER 3, TITLE 40, SO AS TO REVISE CRITERIA FOR CERTAIN EXEMPT BUILDINGS AND DETACHED SINGLE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS.

The Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3649 (COUNCIL\WAB\3649C001. AGM.WAB17):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   Section 40-22-280(B)(2) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 259 of 2016, is further amended to read:

"buildings and structures not requiring a permit by the authority having jurisdiction less than three stories high and less than five thousand square feet in area, except that buildings and structures classified as assembly, business, educational, factory and industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, storage, and utility occupancies or uses in the International Code Series, as adopted by the State of South Carolina, regardless of size or area, are not exempt from the provisions of this chapter;"
SECTION   2.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. ATWATER moved to adjourn debate on the amendment, which was agreed to.

Rep. ATWATER proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to H. 3649 (COUNCIL\WAB\3649C002.AGM.WAB17), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   Section 40-22-280(B)(2) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 259 of 2016, is further amended to read:

"(2)   buildings and structures not requiring a permit by the authority having jurisdiction less than three stories high and less than five thousand square feet in area, except that buildings and structures classified as assembly, business, educational, factory and industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, storage, and utility occupancies or uses in as defined by the International Code Series, as adopted by the State of South Carolina, regardless of size or area, are not exempt from the provisions of this chapter;"
SECTION   2.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

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

The Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3649 (COUNCIL\WAB\3649C001. AGM.WAB17), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION   1.   Section 40-22-280(B)(2) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 259 of 2016, is further amended to read:

"buildings and structures not requiring a permit by the authority having jurisdiction less than three stories high and less than five thousand square feet in area, except that buildings and structures classified as assembly, business, educational, factory and industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, storage, and utility occupancies or uses in the International Code Series, as adopted by the State of South Carolina, regardless of size or area, are not exempt from the provisions of this chapter;"
SECTION   2.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. ATWATER moved to table the amendment, which was agreed to.

The question then recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 101; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Bannister              Bedingfield            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
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hamilton
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             B. Newton
W. Newton              Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Rutherford             Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
Whipper                White                  Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--101

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. 3649. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Bill.

Rep. Alexander

H. 3899--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3899 (Word version) -- Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, RELATING TO HOTELS, MOTELS, AND SIMILAR FACILITIES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4664, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. BEDINGFIELD explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 100; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Bannister              Bedingfield            Bernstein
Blackwell              Bradley                Brown
Burns                  Caskey                 Chumley
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               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             B. Newton              W. Newton
Ott                    Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              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--100

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3900--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3900 (Word version) -- Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, RELATING TO CIGARETTE TAXES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4702, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. BEDINGFIELD explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 91; Nays 6

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Arrington              Bales                  Bannister
Bedingfield            Bernstein              Blackwell
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Henderson
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hixon                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                King
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Martin                 McCoy                  McEachern
McKnight               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
B. Newton              W. Newton              Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              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

Total--91

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atkinson               Henegan                Jordan
Kirby                  Ott                    Yow

Total--6

So, the Joint Resolution 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. 3900. If I had been present, I would have voted in favor of the Joint Resolution.

Rep. Gagnon

H. 3901--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3901 (Word version) -- Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, RELATING TO EXEMPTION MEALS SOLD TO SCHOOL CHILDREN, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4731, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. BEDINGFIELD explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 99; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Bannister              Bedingfield
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bradley                Brown                  Burns
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cogswell               Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Hart                   Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 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             B. Newton
W. Newton              Ott                    Parks
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--99

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3902--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3902 (Word version) -- Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION, RELATING TO INVESTIGATION AND PRODUCTION OF EVIDENCE, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4677, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. BEDINGFIELD explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 102; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Bannister              Bedingfield
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Hamilton               Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hixon                  Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              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            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--102

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3903--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3903 (Word version) -- Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION, RELATING TO ISSUANCE OF COMPLAINT, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4679, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. BEDINGFIELD explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 99; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--99

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3904--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3904 (Word version) -- Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION, RELATING TO PLEADINGS, MOTIONS AND DISCOVERIES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4680, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. BEDINGFIELD explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 93; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Bannister              Bedingfield            Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bradley
Brown                  Caskey                 Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cogswell
Cole                   Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Hamilton               Hart                   Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hixon
Huggins                Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
Ott                    Parks                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               M. Rivers
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--93

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3905--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3905 (Word version) -- Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION, RELATING TO PRESERVATION OF RECORDS IN EVENT OF CHARGE OF DISCRIMINATION, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4681, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. BEDINGFIELD explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 96; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--96

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3906--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3906 (Word version) -- Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION, RELATING TO PROCEDURE FOR THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ACTIONS AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 1-13-90(d) OF THE ACT, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4682, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. BEDINGFIELD explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 100; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Bannister              Bedingfield
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
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
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hamilton
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss
B. Newton              Ott                    Parks
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Ryhal                  Sandifer
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Thigpen                Toole                  Weeks
West                   Whipper                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Yow

Total--100

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3907--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3907 (Word version) -- Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION - OFFICE OF AMUSEMENT RIDES, RELATING TO PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4712, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. BEDINGFIELD explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 93; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Bannister              Bedingfield
Bennett                Blackwell              Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Hamilton               Hart                   Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hixon
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
W. Newton              Ott                    Parks
Putnam                 Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Thigpen                Toole
Weeks                  West                   Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Yow

Total--93

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3908--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3908 (Word version) -- Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, RELATING TO STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STANDARDS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4703, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. BEDINGFIELD explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 101; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Arrington              Atkinson               Atwater
Bales                  Bannister              Bedingfield
Bennett                Bernstein              Bradley
Brown                  Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henegan
Hewitt                 Hill                   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              W. Newton              Ott
Parks                  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            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Thigpen
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Whipper                Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Yow

Total--101

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

Further proceedings were interrupted by the Joint Assembly.

JOINT ASSEMBLY

At 12:30 p.m. the Senate appeared in the Hall of the House. The President of the Senate called the Joint Assembly to order and announced that it had convened under the terms of a Concurrent Resolution adopted by both Houses.

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

The Honorable Charles E. Schmidt and distinguished party were escorted to the rostrum by Senators Courson, Shealy, Bennett, Nicholson, and Matthews and Representatives HENDERSON, MCKNIGHT, WHITMIRE and YOW. The Lieutenant Governor recognized our special guests and then the National American Legion Commander addressed the General Assembly as follows:

Lt. Governor Bryant, Mr. Speaker, Senators and Representative, it's truly an honor to speak to such a distinguished body in this historic State House. Before I begin, please allow me to take a moment to introduce members of the American Legion family who are with me today.

We have with us the Commander of the South Carolina American Legion, Richard D. Scherer of Spartanburg. It is also my pleasure to introduce the National Executive Committeeman for the Department of South Carolina, Bud Hennis, of Murrells Inlet; the Department Adjutant Nick Diener, of Columbia; the American Legion Auxiliary Department of South Carolina President Brenda Holland of Aiken; Department Auxiliary Secretary Tuajuana Boyd, of Columbia; Auxiliary NEC Teresa Hayes of Lugoff; the Commander of the South Carolina Detachment of the Sons of The American Legion, Jason Yodice of Little River; Sons of The American Legion Detachment Adjutant Robert Thompson, also of Little River; Sons of The American Legion NECman Jim Moore, from Longs; and the Director of The South Carolina American Legion Riders, Grady Richardson of Hemmingway. I'd also like to thank Howard Metcalf, the Director of the South Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs.

On behalf of the 2.2 million Legionnaires around the world and the nearly 200 Legion posts throughout the State of South Carolina, I want to express my appreciation to each of you for what you do for our men and women who serve in our military and our veterans from past wars. In times of natural disaster or a community crisis, it is not unusual for The American Legion Family to step up. From ham radio communications to emergency shelters and assistance, The American Legion believes in serving our communities -- just as we served our country when we proudly wore our military uniforms.

Yet, during Hurricane Matthew, South Carolinians offered their assistance to a Legion post in need. American Legion Post 40, which was along the lntracoastal Waterway near Myrtle Beach, was hit hard. The area was compared to a combat zone by Post Adjutant Bill Shoe. The Flag floating in flood waters, trees upended and ruined floors, walls and cabinets were just some of the obvious costly repairs that the Post was facing in order to have a place to meet.

But just like when we served in the military, we know that we do not have to fight obstacles alone. Chapin American Legion Post 193 donated money. Post 40 received a grant from our National Emergency Fund. And Home Depot provided free labor and materials for flooring, cabinets and appliances. It really was a community effort, as the local library offered up a temporary meeting space for the Legion, and the Socastee Station restaurant did the same for our Auxiliary. Service-Pro treated the damaged post home for bacteria and mold at just a fraction of what the service would normally cost.

This is what families do for each other, and South Carolina has always been a welcoming place for active-duty service members, veterans and military retirees. A prime example of this occurred last Friday. Post 193, along with our friends in the Patriot Guard, Vietnam Veterans of American and Veterans of Foreign Wars, took the lead in ensuring that six "unclaimed" U.S. Army veterans received the dignified burials that they deserved at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The media mistakenly reported that these heroes were "unclaimed by family" - not realizing that all of their brothers and sisters-in arms are "Family" and we are very proud to claim them!

Additionally, there are many veterans in this distinguished body. And even if you are not a veteran, I know that many of your support us. It says a lot that in a brand new legislative session, you already have 10 veterans and military-related bills up for consideration.

You are one of the few states that offers tax deductions for military pensions and "in-state" tuition rates for veterans. You honor veterans by allowing them to designate their military service on their drivers licenses. Most veterans do not carry around copies of their discharges or DD-214s, so this designation is a major convenience for those wishing to obtain a retail discount or other benefits that they have earned through their military service.

I also want to thank your local U.S. Congressman - Representative Joe Wilson, for his plans to host a Veterans Fair in Aiken on April 11. The top priority for most men and women leaving the military is finding a job. Many of today's service members have families, and their spouses are often searching for employment due to frequent address changes incurred by military service.   Hiring veterans and their spouses is not just the right thing to do, but it's often great for the employer. Veterans are highly trained and disciplined, and their spouses have shown great adaptability and patriotism. Events such as hiring and benefits fairs are not only informative, but they allow communities to showcase their appreciation to those who have served.

But there are some other issues of concern. An 88- year-old veteran was recently turned away from a home in Columbia. This was particularly painful to us because it is the "E. Roy Stone Veterans Pavilion." Mr. Stone was a much beloved Past National Commander of The American Legion. He was so dedicated to our organization that he was often called "Mr. Legionnaire." A proud World War II veteran and native of Greenville, E. Roy Stone is the last person on earth who would turn away a fellow veteran.

But this story has a happy ending, as a closed wing at the home was re-opened and the veteran was finally given a space. But the high cost of private long term care too often wipes out the entire savings and assets of the families that love them. The American Legion wants to thank this legislature for funding three new state veterans homes which will provide desperately needed space to those who have served and sacrificed for this great nation.

In October, The American Legion sent a team to your Columbia VA Regional Office as part of our Regional Office Action Review program. The team commended Columbia on the quality of the Decision Review Officers, however, we did find an inconsistency among some of the decisions by the R.O. (regional office) and DROs. We were pleased that the director of the R.O. showed a willingness to provide necessary training to employees and further communication with the VA Medical Center to ensure deliver of quality care and fairly-decided claims.

And these two things are what The American Legion is asking of the VA everywhere. Quality and fairness.

In addition to influencing policy in Washington, The American Legion is pleased to be here in your communities. Sponsoring Boy Scout troops, conducting blood drives, teaching about our flag and, volunteering at VA hospitals are just a few examples of how we improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.

And, by virtue of your membership in this great legislature, I know that you share that same dedication to improving life for everybody living in the Palmetto State. The American Legion salutes you all for your service to your communities, state and nation.

Now, if you would allow me for one moment to call to the dais two members of this distinguished body who have been designated by The American Legion Department of South Carolina as the Outstanding Members of the Legislature for 2017. This is in recognition for their dedicated service. They are true friends of veterans and The American Legion.

Senator Katrina Shealy and Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter would you please join me? We appreciate all that you do on behalf of veterans.

Thank you so much, South Carolina Legislature. God Bless you and God Bless America.

Upon conclusion of his address, the Honorable Charles E. Schmidt and his escort party left the Chamber.

JOINT ASSEMBLY RECEDES

The purposes of the Joint Assembly having been accomplished, the PRESIDENT announced that under the terms of the Concurrent Resolution the Joint Assembly would recede from business.
The Senate accordingly retired to its Chamber.

THE HOUSE RESUMES

At 12:50 p.m. the House resumed, the SPEAKER in the Chair.

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

H. 3643--RECALLED FROM COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

On motion of Rep. CLEMMONS, with unanimous consent, the following Bill was ordered recalled from the Committee on Judiciary:

H. 3643 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Bernstein, Rutherford, Loftis, Quinn, Clyburn, Henegan, Sottile, Yow, Neal, Felder, Gilliard, Parks, Anderson, Govan, Thigpen, Wheeler, G. R. Smith, Burns, Chumley, Martin, B. Newton, Mack, Fry, Hardee, Lucas, Bedingfield, McCoy, W. Newton, Gagnon, Finlay, Putnam, Alexander, Allison, Ballentine, Bannister, Clary, Cogswell, Crawford, Delleney, Douglas, Duckworth, Erickson, Forrester, Funderburk, Hamilton, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Jordan, King, Lowe, Mitchell, Murphy, Norrell, Pitts, Pope, Ridgeway, S. Rivers, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Whipper, Whitmire, Willis, Atwater, Huggins, Long, Toole, D. C. Moss, Arrington, Bennett, Davis, West, Hewitt, Bradley, V. S. Moss, Atkinson, Anthony, Weeks, Collins, J. E. Smith, Hayes, Blackwell, Kirby, Johnson, Hixon, Williams, Jefferson, Knight, White, Bamberg, McEachern, McCravy, Thayer, Elliott, Cole, Magnuson, Forrest, Cobb-Hunter, Brown, Bowers, Hosey, Crosby, Spires, McKnight, Ott, Bales, M. Rivers, Howard, Daning and Ryhal: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-220 SO AS TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS CONCERNING ANTI-SEMITISM, TO PROVIDE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING IN THIS STATE SHALL CONSIDER THIS DEFINITION WHEN REVIEWING, INVESTIGATING, OR DECIDING WHETHER THERE HAS BEEN A VIOLATION OF AN INSTITUTIONAL POLICY PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES ON THE BASIS OF RELIGION, AND TO PROVIDE NOTHING IN THIS ACT MAY BE CONSTRUED TO DIMINISH OR INFRINGE UPON ANY RIGHTS AFFORDED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION OR SECTION 2, ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE.

S. 79--RECALLED AND REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL, MILITARY, PUBLIC AND MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS

On motion of Rep. ALLISON, with unanimous consent, the following Bill was ordered recalled from the Committee on Education and Public Works and was referred to the Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs:

S. 79 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-3-220 SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE MONTH OF JULY OF EACH YEAR AS "FIBROID TUMOR AWARENESS MONTH" AND RAISE AWARENESS OF THE IMPACT UTERINE FIBROID TUMORS HAVE ON WOMEN'S HEALTH.

H. 3247--SENT TO THE SENATE

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 3247 (Word version) -- Reps. Crosby, Collins, Daning, Knight and Clemmons: 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.

The Bill was read the third time and ordered sent to the Senate.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

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

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3949 (Word version) -- Reps. Hiott, 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, 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 RECOGNIZE TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, AS "4-H DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO COMMEND MS. CAREY HERNDON, STATE 4-H TEEN COUNCIL PRESIDENT, DR. PAM ARDERN, STATE 4-H PROGRAM LEADER, AND THE 2016-2017 4-H LEADERSHIP TEAM FOR THEIR NUMEROUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND FOR THE LEADERSHIP THAT THEY HAVE DEMONSTRATED.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3950 (Word version) -- Reps. Simrill, Pope, Felder, V. S. Moss, B. Newton, Dillard, D. C. Moss, King, Delleney, 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, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, 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, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, Murphy, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, 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 THE WINTHROP UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2017 BIG SOUTH TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3951 (Word version) -- Reps. Simrill, Pope, Felder, V. S. Moss, B. Newton, Dillard, D. C. Moss, King and Delleney: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE WINTHROP UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM WITH THE TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR CAPTURING THE 2017 BIG SOUTH 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 Winthrop University men's basketball team with the team, coaches, and school officials, at a date

and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being recognized and commended for capturing the 2017 Big South title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3952 (Word version) -- Reps. Kirby, 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, 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 CONGRATULATE JOAN KELLY MULVIHILL OF CHARLESTON ON RUNNING EIGHTY-ONE MARATHONS DURING HER ATHLETIC CAREER AND TO COMMEND THE COMMITMENT THAT SPURRED HER ON TOWARD THIS ACHIEVEMENT.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3953 (Word version) -- Reps. Fry, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Arrington, Atkinson, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bowers, Bradley, Brown, Burns, Caskey, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Cole, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Davis, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Duckworth, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, 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 HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE ST. JAMES HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY GOLF TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE 2016 CLASS AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 3954 (Word version) -- Rep. Fry: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE ST. JAMES HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY GOLF TEAM OF HORRY COUNTY WITH THE TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR CAPTURING THE 2016 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS AAAA 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 St. James High School girls varsity golf team of Horry County with the team coaches and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of

being recognized and commended for capturing the 2016 South Carolina Class AAAA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

H. 3955 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard, Cobb-Hunter, Whipper, Mack and Williams: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 20 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16 SO AS TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR A PERSON CONVICTED OF A CRIME CONTAINED IN THIS CHAPTER WITH THE INTENT TO ASSAULT, INTIMIDATE, OR THREATEN A PERSON BECAUSE OF HIS RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, SEX, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR HOMELESSNESS; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 16-11-510 AND 16-11-520, RELATING TO MALICIOUS INJURY TO PERSONAL AND REAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES FOR MALICIOUS INJURY TO REAL PROPERTY OFFENSES AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR PERSONS WHO MALICIOUSLY INJURE PERSONAL OR REAL PROPERTY OF ANOTHER PERSON WITH THE INTENT TO ASSAULT, INTIMIDATE, OR THREATEN THAT PERSON.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 3956 (Word version) -- Reps. Ott and Brown: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-3-620 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MUST MAINTAIN ANY OUTFALL OR DRAINAGE DITCH THAT WAS CONSTRUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT AS PART OF A STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 3909--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3909 (Word version) -- Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION, RELATING TO COMPLAINT, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4675, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. BEDINGFIELD explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 73; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Arrington
Atkinson               Bales                  Bannister
Bedingfield            Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bradley                Brown
Caskey                 Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Elliott
Felder                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Hewitt
Hill                   Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Kirby
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
Ott                    Pope                   Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Ryhal                  Sandifer               Simrill
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Taylor                 Thigpen                Weeks
Whipper                Whitmire               Williams
Yow

Total--73


Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

H. 3910--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 3910 (Word version) -- Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION, RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT RECORDS TO BE RETAINED FOR SIX MONTHS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4676, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. BEDINGFIELD explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 58; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Arrington
Atkinson               Bales                  Bedingfield
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bradley                Caskey                 Clary
Clemmons               Clyburn                Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Davis                  Delleney
Douglas                Elliott                Felder
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Govan                  Henegan                Hewitt
Hill                   Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Lucas
Magnuson               Martin                 McEachern
D. C. Moss             V. S. Moss             B. Newton
Ott                    Pope                   Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Ryhal
Sandifer               Simrill                G. R. Smith
Spires                 Taylor                 Thigpen
Weeks                  Whipper                Whitmire
Yow

Total--58

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

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

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

ADJOURNMENT

At 1:08 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. DOUGLAS, adjourned in memory of James Morris Lyles, Jr., of Winnsboro, to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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