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

NO. 1

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
(STATEWIDE SESSION)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

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

Our thought for today is from Psalm 67:1: The Psalmist begins "The Nations called to praise God. - May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us."

Let us pray. Almighty God, You have blessed us with good gifts of life. Bless these Representatives and staff as they discern what is the measure in getting the agenda accomplished for the year. Lead them to make the lost cause of action. Look in favor upon our Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, staff, and those who advise them. Bless and protect our defenders of freedom at home and abroad as they protect us. Protect our first responders as they protect us. Heal the wounds, those seen and those hidden of our brave warriors who suffer and sacrifice for our freedom. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayers. Amen.

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

After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of Tuesday, June 6, 2017, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. COBB-HUNTER moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Dr. Oscar P. Buttler, Jr. of Orangeburg, which was agreed to.

COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

June 26, 2017
The Honorable Charles F. Reid
Clerk of the House
P.O. Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:

The State Election Commission has certified to this office that the Honorable Wendy Brawley is the winner of the State House of Representatives District 70 Special Election held on May 30, 2017 in Richland and Sumter counties.

The attached hereby certifies Wendy Brawley as a duly and properly elected member of the State House of Representatives.

Sincerely,
Mark Hammond
Secretary of State

Received as information.

COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

South Carolina Election Commission

June 23, 2017
Honorable Mark Hammond
Secretary of State
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Mr. Secretary,

The State Election Commission, hereby certifies Wendy Brawley as the winner of the State House of Representatives District 70 Special Election held on June 20, 2017 in Richland and Sumter Counties.   The official results are as follows:

Candidate       Votes     Percent
Wendy Brawley, Democrat   2,522     78.08%
Bill Strickland       705     21.83%
Write-in       3     .09%

Sincerely,
Marci Andino
Executive Director

MEMBER-ELECT SWORN IN

The Honorable Wendy Brawley, Member-elect from District No. 70, presented her credentials and the oath of office was administered to her by the SPEAKER.

COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

June 26, 2017
The Honorable Charles F. Reid
Clerk of the House
P.O. Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:

The State Election Commission has certified to this office that the Honorable Bruce M. Bryant is the winner of the State House of Representatives District 48 Special Election held on June 20, 2017 in York County.

The attached hereby certifies Bruce M. Bryant as a duly and properly elected member of the State House of Representatives.

Sincerely,
Mark Hammond
Secretary of State

Received as information.

COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

South Carolina Election Commission

June 23, 2017
Honorable Mark Hammond
Secretary of State
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Mr. Secretary,

The State Election Commission, hereby certifies Bruce Bryant as the winner of the State House of Representatives District 48 Special Election held on June 20, 2017 in York County.   The official results are as follows:

Candidate       Votes     Percent
Bebs Barron Chorak     2,881     39.23%
Bruce M. Bryant, Republican   4,452     60.62%
Write-in       11     .15%

Sincerely,
Marci Andino
Executive Director

MEMBER-ELECT SWORN IN

The Honorable Bruce M. Bryant, Member-elect from District No. 48, presented his credentials and the oath of office was administered to him by the SPEAKER.

COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

November 14, 2017
The Honorable Charles F. Reid
Clerk of the House
P.O. Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:

The State Election Commission has certified to this office that the Honorable Marvin R. Pendarvis is the winner of the State House of Representatives District 113 Special Election held on November 14, 2017 in Charleston and Dorchester Counties.

The attached hereby certifies Marvin R. Pendarvis as a duly and properly elected member of the State House of Representatives.

Sincerely,
Mark Hammond
Secretary of State

Received as information.

COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

South Carolina Election Commission

November 10, 2017
Honorable Mark Hammond
Secretary of State
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Mr. Secretary,

The State Election Commission, hereby certifies Marvin R. Pendarvis is the winner of the State House of Representatives District 113 Special Election held on November 14, 2017 in Charleston and Dorchester Counties. The official results are as follows:

Candidate       Votes     Percent
Marvin R. Pendarvis, Democrat   1,463     80.9%
Theron Sandy II     343     19.0%
Tom Nichols       2     0.1%

Sincerely,
Marci Andino
Executive Director

MEMBER-ELECT SWORN IN

The Honorable Marvin Pendarvis, Member-elect from District No. 113, presented his credentials and the oath of office was administered to him by the SPEAKER.

COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

November 14, 2017
The Honorable Charles F. Reid
Clerk of the House
P.O. Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:

The State Election Commission has certified to this office that the Honorable Rosalyn Henderson Myers is the winner of the State House of Representatives District 31 Special Election held on November 14, 2017 in Spartanburg County.

The attached hereby certifies Rosalyn Henderson Myers as a duly and properly elected member of the State House of Representatives.

Sincerely,
Mark Hammond
Secretary of State

Received as information.

COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

South Carolina Election Commission

November 10, 2017
Honorable Mark Hammond
Secretary of State
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Mr. Secretary,

The State Election Commission, hereby certifies Rosalyn Henderson-Myers is the winner of the State House of Representatives District 31 Special Election held on November 14, 2017 in Charleston and Dorchester Counties. The official results are as follows:

Candidate               Votes       Percent
Rosalyn Henderson Myers     1,099     90.8%
Michael A. Fowler         109     9.0%
Write-in                 2     0.2%

Sincerely,
Marci Andino
Executive Director

MEMBER-ELECT SWORN IN

The Honorable Rosalyn Henderson Myers, Member-elect from District No. 31, presented her credentials and the oath of office was administered to her by the SPEAKER.

COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

January 8, 2018
The Honorable Charles F. Reid
Clerk of the House
P.O. Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:

The State Election Commission has certified to this office that the Honorable Tim McGinnis is the winner of the State House of Representatives District 56 Special Election held on January 2, 2018 in Horry County.

The attached hereby certifies Tim McGinnis as a duly and properly elected member of the State House of Representatives.

Sincerely,
Mark Hammond
Secretary of State

Received as information.

COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

South Carolina Election Commission

January 5, 2018
Honorable Mark Hammond
Secretary of State
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Mr. Secretary,

The State Election Commission, hereby certifies Tim McGinnis as the winner of the State House of Representatives District 56 Special Election held on January 2, 2018 in Horry County.   The official results are as follows:

Candidate                   Votes     Percent
Tim McGinnis, Republican       299     97.7%
Write-in                     7     2.3%

Sincerely,
Marci Andino
Executive Director

MEMBER-ELECT SWORN IN

The Honorable Tim McGinnis, Member-elect from District No. 56, presented his credentials and the oath of office was administered to him by the SPEAKER.

REPORT RECEIVED

The following was received:

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Charles F. Reid
Clerk, South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:

The Legislative Oversight Committee met on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. At this meeting, the committee adopted recommendations for state agencies to schedule for study in 2018 (i.e., a suggested House of Representatives' Legislative Oversight Seven Year Review Cycle). Enclosed please find a copy of the recommendations adopted by the committee; also, a copy is being provided to the Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives for his review and consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions or desire further information.

Sincerely,

Wm. Weston J. Newton
Chairman, Legislative Oversight Committee

AGENCY   YEAR
Completed Studies
Comptroller General's Office                       2015
Transportation, Department of                       2016
First Steps to School Readiness                       2016
Social Services, Department of                       2016
Commission for the Blind                           2016
School for the Deaf and the Blind                     2016
Juvenile Justice, Department of                     2017
State Transportation Infrastructure Bank               2017
Department of Public Safety                         2017
Treasurer's Office                                 2017
Agriculture, Department of                         2017
Archives & History, Department of                   2017
Health and Environmental Control, Department of       2017
Law Enforcement Training Council

and SC Criminal Justice Academy                   2017
SC Election Commission                     2017
Human Affairs Commission     2017

Ongoing Studies
Retirement System Investment Commission               2016
(on hold - pending completion of the work of the Joint Committee on Pension Systems Review)
Disabilities and Special Needs, Department of       2017
Adjutant General       2017
John de La Howe School             2017
Minority Affairs, Commission for       2017
Natural Resources, Department of     2017
Patriots Point Development Authority   2017

Recommendations for 2018
Indigent Defense, Commission on
Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Prosecution Coordination, Commission on
Revenue, Department of
SC ETV Commission

Other entities that will be reviewed as part of the Seven Year Review Cycle include the following:
(*Agencies in this section are listed in alphabetical order.)
State Accident Fund Administrative Law Court
Aeronautics Commission Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Services, Department of
Arts Commission
Attorney General's Office Commerce, Department of
State Conservation Bank
Consumer Affairs, Department of
Corrections, Department of
Education, Department of
Employment & Workforce, Department of
SC Ethics Commission
Forestry Commission
Health & Human Services, Department of
Higher Education, Commission
Housing Finance & Development Authority
Insurance, Department of
Jobs Economic Development Authority
State Law Enforcement Division
State Library
Lt. Governor's Office on Aging
Mental Health, Department of
Motor Vehicles, Department of
State Museum Commission/Confederate Relic Room
Patients' Compensation Fund
Probation, Pardon, & Parole, Department of
Prosecution Coordination Commission
Revenue, Department of
Rural Infrastructure Authority
Sea Grants Consortium
Secretary of State's Office
State Board for Technical & Comprehensive Education
Board of Financial Institutions
Tuition Grants Commission
Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of
Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School
Workers' Compensation Commission

Part of the Legislative Oversight Committee's ongoing work includes determining its interpretation of the definition of the term agency as set forth in S.C. Code of Laws Section 2-2-10(1). Depending upon how the Legislative Oversight Committee interprets this definition of the term agency, additional entities may at a later date be determined to be an agency subject to legislative oversight provisions. Additional entities that may be considered for possible inclusion in the legislative oversight review process include, but are not limited to, the following:
Administration, Department of
Agency Head Salary Commission
Colleges and Universities
SC Lightrail Consortium
College of Charleston
The Citadel
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
Francis Marion University
Lander University
Medical University of South Carolina
South Carolina State University
University of South Carolina
USC - Aiken
USC - Beaufort
USC - Lancaster
USC - Salkehatchie
USC - Sumter
USC - Upstate
Winthrop University
Higher Education Foundations
Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Commission
State Fiscal Accountability Authority
Governor's Office
Governor's Council on Physical Fitness
Governor's Mansion and Lace House Commission
Governor's Committee on Criminal Justice, Crime   and Delinquency
Governor's Committee on Employment of   Physically Handicapped
Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Council
Governor's Savannah River Committee
State Employee Code of Conduct Task Force
Information Resources Council for SC
SC Commission on National and Community   Service
SC Military Base Task Force
SC Governor's School of Science & Mathematics
SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities
Inspector General's Office
Judicial Department Entities
Regional Housing Authorities

SC Regional Housing Authority #1
SC Regional Housing Authority #3
Circuit Public Defender Offices and Selection Panels
SC Lottery Commission
Procurement Review Panel
Circuit Solicitor Offices
SC Public Benefit Authority
SC Public Safety Coordinating Council
Public Service Commission
Office of Regulatory Staff
Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office
Second Injury Fund
Technical Colleges
Aiken Technical College
Central Carolina Technical College
Denmark Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Northeastern Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College
Williamsburg Technical College
York Technical College
Lowcountry, Resources, Conservation and Development Authority
Crossroads of History Resource, Conservation and Development   Authority
Catawba-Wateree Fish and Game Commission
Energy Independence and Sustainable Construction Advisory   Committee
SC Education Council
Commission on Interstate Cooperation
SC Boundary Commission
State Advisory Committee on Educational Requirements for Local Government or Planning Officials
Local Government Study Committee
Regional Councils of Government
Appalachian Council of Governments
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of   Governments
Central Midlands Council of Governments
Lowcountry Council of Governments
Pee Dee Council of Governments
Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments
Redevelopment Authorities to oversee the disposition of real and personal federal property that has been or will be turned over to the state or the redevelopment authority
Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment   Authority
Public Health Emergency Plan Committee
Safe Drinking Water Advisory Committee
Pee Dee Regional Health Services District
Dillon-Marion Human Resources Commission
GLEAMS Human Resources Commission
Midlands Human Resources Development Commission
Newberry-Saluda Economic Opportunity Commission
Berkeley-Dorchester Economic Opportunity Commission
Board of Commissioners for the Promotion of Uniformity of Legislation in the US
Constitutional Ballot Commission
Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children
Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation
Joint Transportation Review Committee
Department of Employment and Workforce Review Committee
Sentencing Reform Oversight Committee
Prisoners of War Commission
The War Between the States Heritage Trust Commission
SC Protection & Advocacy System for the Handicapped, Inc.
Joint Underwriting Association for Writing Professional Liability   Insurance
Marketing Cooperative Associations Board of Directors
SC Health Insurance Pool
SC Life & Accident & Health Insurance Guaranty Association
SC Radiation Quality Standards Association and Board
SC Small Employer Reinsurance Program and Board
Day Care Joint Underwriting Association and Board
South Carolina Financial Literacy Board of Trustees and   Governing Board
SC Wind and Hail Underwriting Association
Statewide Independent Living Council
Palmetto Pride
SC Children's Trust Fund
Donate Life of South Carolina
Operators Association Center and Board (Underground Facility   Damage Prevention Act)
SC Medical Malpractice Liability Joint Underwriting Association
Vulnerable Adults Fatalities Review Committee
Long Term Care Council
Lowcountry and Resort Islands Tourism Commission
Old Abbeville District Historical Commission
Old Exchange Commission
Old Jacksonborough Historic District
Old Ninety Six Tourism Commission
Olde English District Tourism Commission
Pee Dee Tourism Commission
Pendleton District Historical, Recreational and Tourism   Commission
Enoree River Greenway Commission
Santee-Cooper Promotion Commission
Tourism Expenditure Review Board
Regional Transportation Authorities
Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority
Santee Regional Transportation Authority
Central Midlands Transportation Authority
Charleston Area Transportation Authority
Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority
Lake Wylie Marine Commission
Lake Wateree Marine Advisory Commission
Lake Robinson Recreation Authority
Maritime Security Commission
Savannah River Maritime Commission
SC State Ports Authority
Dry Cleaning Advisory Council
Francis Marion Trail Commission
SC 911 Advisory Committee
SC Public Service Authority
SC Research Authority
Tobacco Settlement Revenue Management Authority
Tri-County Coliseum Commission
Midlands Authority
Edisto Development Authority

Received as information.

REPORT RECEIVED

The following was received:

SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF HEALTH
AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Healthy People. Healthy Communities

August 14, 2017
The Honorable Charles F. Reid, Clerk
South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:

Enclosed, please find the S.C. Board of Health and Environmental Control's (Department) designation of acryl fentanyl, or acryloylfentanyl, N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenylacrylamide, into Schedule I of the South Carolina Controlled Substances Act. The Board has taken this action at its meeting on August 10, 2017, pursuant to S.C. Code Section 44-53-160(C), which authorizes the Department to designate a substance as a controlled substance by scheduling it in accordance with an order effecting federal scheduling as a controlled substance.

On July 14, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), published its notice of intent to temporarily schedule the synthetic opioid, N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenylacrylamide (acryl fentanyl or acryloylfentanyl), into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), effective upon publication of the Final Order. Federal Register, Volume 82, Number 134, pp. 32453-32457; https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-14/pdf/2017-14880.pdf.

The substances listed in Schedule I are those that have a high potential for abuse, no currently acceptable medical use in treatment in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. Acryl fentanyl (N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenylacrylamide), is an opioid analgesic that has been found powder form, in solution, and packaged similar to that of heroin. The DEA noted that acryl fentanyl has an abuse potential similar to heroin and prescription opioid analgesics.

The Department makes this notification in accordance with S.C. Code Section 44-53-160(C), requiring that the Department notify the General Assembly in writing of the change in federal law or regulation and of the corresponding change in South Carolina law. Schedule I controlled substances are found in S.C. Code Section 44-53-190.

As required by law, the enclosed Board Order has been posted on the agency website.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
Rick Caldwell
Legislative Affairs

SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

Placement of Acryl Fentanyl into Schedule I of Controlled Substances

Whereas, pursuant to S.C. Code Section 44-53-160(C), the South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control (Board) is authorized to add a substance as a controlled substance if the Federal government has so designated; and

Whereas, the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), published on July 14, 2017, its notice of intent to temporarily schedule the synthetic opioid, N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)- N-phenylacrylamide (acryl fentanyl or acryloylfentanyl), into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), effective upon publication of the Final Order. Federal Register, Volume 82, Number 134, pp. 32453-32457; https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-14/pdf/2017-14880.pdf; and

Whereas, substances listed in Schedule I are those that have a high potential for abuse, no currently acceptable medical use in treatment in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. Acryl fentanyl (N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenylacrylamide), is an opioid analgesic that has been found powder form, in solution, and packaged similar to that of heroin. The DEA noted that acryl fentanyl has an abuse potential similar to heroin and prescription opioid analgesics.

Whereas, since 2016, acryl fentanyl has been associated with 83 deaths in several states. The National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS) and STARLiMS (a web-based, commercial laboratory information management system) have compiled a total of 110 drug reports in which acryl fentanyl was identified in submissions to forensic laboratories in 2016 and 2017 from law enforcement encounters in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. It is likely that the prevalence of acryl fentanyl in opioid analgesic-related emergency room admissions and deaths is underreported, as standard immunoassay testing may not differentiate this substance from fentanyl; and

Whereas, available information for acryl fentanyl indicates this substance has a high potential for abuse, no currently acceptable medical use in treatment in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. Therefore, the DEA has determined that placing acryl fentanyl into Schedule I is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety; and

Therefore, the Board of Health and Environmental Control adopts the federal scheduling of acryl fentanyl and amends Section 44-53-190 by adding and designating N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N- phenylacrylamide (acryl fentanyl or acryloylfentanyl), its optical, positional, and geometric isomers, salts and salts of isomers into Schedule I of the South Carolina Controlled Substances Act.

August 10, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
Allen Amsler, Chairman
S.C. Board of Health and Environmental Control

Received as information.

REPORT RECEIVED

The following was received:

SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF HEALTH
AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Healthy People. Healthy Communities

November 9, 2017
The Honorable Charles F. Reid, Clerk
South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:

Enclosed, please find the S.C. Board of Health and Environmental Control's (Department) designation of the synthetic cannabinoid methyl 2-(1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamido)-3-methylbutanoate (FUB-AMB, MMB-FUBINACA, AMB-FUBINACA), Schedule I of the South Carolina Controlled Substances Act. The Board has taken this action at its meeting on November 9, 2017, pursuant to S.C. Code Section 44-53-160(C), which authorizes the Department to designate a substance as a controlled substance by scheduling it in accordance with an order effecting federal scheduling as a controlled substance.

On November 3, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), published its notice of intent to temporarily schedule the synthetic cannabinoid methyl 2-(1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamido)-3-methylbutanoate (FUB-AMB, MMB-FUBINACA, AMB-FUBINACA), into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), effective upon publication of the Final Order. Federal Register, Volume 82, Number 134, pp. 32453-32457; https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-03/pdf/2017-24010.pdf.

The substances listed in Schedule I are those that have a high potential for abuse, no currently acceptable medical use in treatment in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. FUB-AMB is a synthetic cannabinoid that has pharmacological effects similar to the Schedule I hallucinogen THC and other temporarily and permanently controlled Schedule I synthetic cannabinoid substances. In addition, the misuse of FUB-AMB has been associated with multiple overdoses requiring emergency medical intervention. With no approved medical use and limited safety or toxicological information, FUB-AMB has emerged on the designer drug market, and the abuse of this substance for its psychoactive properties is concerning.

The Department makes this notification in accordance with S.C. Code Section 44-53-160(C), requiring that the Department notify the General Assembly in writing of the change in federal law or regulation and of the corresponding change in South Carolina law. Schedule I controlled substances are found in S.C. Code Section 44-53-190.

As required by law, the enclosed Board Order has been posted on the agency website.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
Rick Caldwell
Legislative Affairs

SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

Placement of FUB--AMB into Schedule I of Controlled Substances

Whereas, pursuant to S.C. Code Section 44-53-160(C), the South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control (Board) is authorized to add a substance as a controlled substance if the Federal government has so designated; and

Whereas, the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), published on November 3, 2017, its notice of intent to temporarily schedule the synthetic cannabinoid methyl 2-(1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamido)-3-methylbutanoate (FUB-AMB, MMB-FUBINACA, AMB-FUBINACA), into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), effective upon publication of the Final Order. Federal Register, Volume 82, Number 134, pp. 32453-32457; https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-03/pdf/2017-24010.pdf; and

Whereas, the Board has scheduled a similar compound on February 27, 2014, but, in order to assure there is no question as to the placement of synthetic cannabinoid methyl 2-(1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1 H-indazole-3-carboxamido)-3-methylbutanoate [FUB-AMB, MMB-FUBINACA, AMB-FUBINACA], and its optical, positional, and geometric isomers, salts, and salts of isomers into schedule I, the Board renders this Order; and

Whereas, substances listed in Schedule I are those that have a high potential for abuse, no currently acceptable medical use in treatment in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. FUB-AMB is a synthetic cannabinoid that has pharmacological effects similar to the Schedule I hallucinogen THC and other temporarily and permanently controlled Schedule I synthetic cannabinoid substances. In addition, the misuse of FUB-AMB has been associated with multiple overdoses requiring emergency medical intervention. With no approved medical use and limited safety or toxicological information, FUB-AMB has emerged on the designer drug market, and the abuse of this substance for its psychoactive properties is concerning; and

Whereas, FUB-AMB was first encountered in June 2014, in locations including: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. FUB-AMB has been identified in overdose cases attributed to its abuse. Adverse health effects reported from these incidents involving FUB-AMB have included: Nausea, persistent vomiting, agitation, altered mental status, seizures, convulsions, loss of consciousness, and cardiotoxicity; and

Whereas, available information for FUB-AMB indicates high potential for abuse, no currently acceptable medical use in treatment in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. Therefore, the DEA has determined that placing FUB-AMB into Schedule I is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety; and

Therefore, the Board of Health and Environmental Control adopts the federal scheduling of FUB-AMB and amends Section 44-53-190 by adding and designating into Schedule I of the South Carolina Controlled Substances Act: methyl 2-(1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamido)-3-methylbutanoate, its isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters and ethers (Other names: FUB-AMB, MMB-FUBINACA, AMB-FUBINACA).

November 09, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
Allen Amsler, Chairman
S.C. Board of Health and Environmental Control

Received as information.

REPORT RECEIVED

The following was received:

SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF HEALTH
AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Healthy People. Healthy Communities

November 9, 2017
The Honorable Charles F. Reid, Clerk
South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:

Enclosed, please find the S.C. Board of Health and Environmental Control's (Department) designation of N-(2-fluorophenyl)-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)propionamide(ortho-fluorofentanyl or 2-fluorofentanyl), N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)Nphenyltetrahydrofuran-2-carboxamide (tetrahydrofuranyl fentanyl), and 2-methoxy-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenylacetamide (methoxyacetyl fentanyl), into Schedule I of the South Carolina Controlled Substances Act. The Board has taken this action at its meeting on November 9, 2017, pursuant to S.C. Code Section 44-53-160(C), which authorizes the Department to designate a substance as a controlled substance by scheduling it in accordance with an order effecting federal scheduling as a controlled substance.

On October 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), published its notice of intent to temporarily schedule the synthetic opioids, N-(2- fluorophenyl)-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin- 4-yl)propionamide (ortho-fluorofentanyl or 2-fluorofentanyl), N-(1- phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-Nphenyltetrahydrofuran-2-carboxamide (tetrahydrofuranyl fentanyl), and 2- methoxy-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)- N-phenylacetamide (methoxyacetyl fentanyl), into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), effective upon publication of the Final Order. Federal Register, Volume 82, Number 134, pp. 32453-32457; https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-14/pdf/2017-14880.pdf.

The substances listed in Schedule I are those that have a high potential for abuse, no currently acceptable medical use in treatment in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. The population likely to abuse orthofluorofentanyl, tetrahydrofuranyl fentanyl, and methoxyacetyl fentanyl overlaps with the population abusing prescription opioid analgesics, heroin, fentanyl, and other fentanyl-related substances. Because abusers of these substances are likely to obtain them through unregulated sources, the identity, purity, and quantity are uncertain and inconsistent, thus posing significant adverse health risks to the end user. Individuals who initiate (i.e. use a drug for the first time) the substance abuse are likely to be at risk of developing substance use disorder, overdose, and death similar to that of other opioid analgesics (e.g., fentanyl, morphine, etc.).

The Department makes this notification in accordance with S.C. Code Section 44-53-160(C), requiring that the Department notify the General Assembly in writing of the change in federal law or regulation and of the corresponding change in South Carolina law. Schedule I controlled substances are found in S.C. Code Section 44-53-190.

As required by law, the enclosed Board Order has been posted on the agency website.
  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
Rick Caldwell
Legislative Affairs

SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

Placement of Orthofluorofentanyl, Tetrahydrofuranyl Fentanyl, and Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl into Schedule I of the
S.C. Controlled Substances Act

Whereas, pursuant to S.C. Code Section 44-53-160(C), the South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control (Board) is authorized to add a substance as a controlled substance if the Federal government has so designated; and

Whereas, the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), published on October 27, 2017, its notice of intent to temporarily schedule the synthetic opioids, N-(2- fluorophenyl)-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin- 4-yl)propionamide (ortho-fluorofentanyl or 2-fluorofentanyl), N-(1- phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-Nphenyltetrahydrofuran-2-carboxamide (tetrahydrofuranyl fentanyl), and 2- methoxy-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)- N-phenylacetamide (methoxyacetyl fentanyl), into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), effective upon publication of the Final Order. Federal Register, Volume 82, Number 134, pp. 32453-32457; https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-26/pdf/2017-23206.pdf; and

Whereas, substances listed in Schedule I are those that have a high potential for abuse, no currently acceptable medical use in treatment in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. The population likely to abuse orthofluorofentanyl, tetrahydrofuranyl fentanyl, and methoxyacetyl fentanyl overlaps with the population abusing prescription opioid analgesics, heroin, fentanyl, and other fentanyl-related substances. Because abusers of these substances are likely to obtain them through unregulated sources, the identity, purity, and quantity are uncertain and inconsistent, thus posing significant adverse health risks to the end user. Individuals who initiate (i.e. use a drug for the first time) the substance abuse are likely to be at risk of developing substance use disorder, overdose, and death similar to that of other opioid analgesics (e.g., fentanyl, morphine, etc.).

Whereas, use of ortho-Fluorofentanyl, tetrahydrofuranyl fentanyl, and methoxyacetyl fentanyl have been associated with numerous fatalities. At least 13 confirmed overdose deaths involving ortho-fluorofentanyl abuse have been reported from Georgia (1), North Carolina (11), and Texas (1). At least two confirmed overdose deaths involving tetrahydrofuranyl fentanyl have been reported from New Jersey (1) and Wisconsin (1). At least two confirmed overdose deaths involving methoxyacetyl fentanyl have been reported from Pennsylvania. As the data demonstrate, the potential for fatal and non-fatal overdoses exists for orthofluorofentanyl, tetrahydrofuranyl fentanyl, and methoxyacetyl fentanyl and these substances pose an imminent hazard to the public safety; and

Whereas, available information for ortho-Fluorofentanyl, tetrahydrofuranyl fentanyl, and methoxyacetyl fentanyl indicates high potential for abuse, no currently acceptable medical use in treatment in the United States, and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. Therefore, the DEA has determined that placing ortho-Fluorofentanyl, tetrahydrofuranyl fentanyl, and methoxyacetyl fentanyl into Schedule I is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety; and

Therefore, the Board of Health and Environmental Control adopts the federal scheduling of ortho-Fluorofentanyl, tetrahydrofuranyl fentanyl, and methoxyacetyl fentanyl and amends Section 44-53-190 by adding and designating into Schedule I of the South Carolina Controlled Substances Act: N-(2-fluorophenyl)-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl) propionamide, its isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters and ethers (Other names: ortho-fluorofentanyl, 2-fluorofentanyl); N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenyltetrahydrofuran-2-carboxamide, its isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters and ethers (Other name: tetrahydrofuranyl fentanyl); and 2-methoxy-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenylacetamide, its isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters and ethers (Other name: methoxyacetyl fentanyl).

November 09, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
Allen Amsler, Chairman
S.C. Board of Health and Environmental Control

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COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

State of South Carolina
Office of the Governor

November 8, 2017
The Honorable James H. Lucas
Speaker of the House of Representatives
506 Blatt Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Mr. Speaker,

I respectfully request the opportunity to address the General Assembly in joint session on Wednesday, January 17, for the purpose of delivering the 2018 State of the State Address.

Thank you for your consideration.

Yours very truly,
Henry McMaster
Governor

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COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

June 26, 2017
The Honorable Charles F. Reid
Clerk of the House
P.O. Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:

The State Election Commission has certified to this office that the Honorable Ralph Norman is the winner of the U.S. House of Representatives District 5 Special Election held on June 20, 2017.

The attached hereby certifies Ralph Norman as a duly and properly elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sincerely,
Mark Hammond
Secretary of State

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COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

South Carolina Election Commission

June 23, 2017
Honorable Mark Hammond
Secretary of State
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Mr. Secretary,

The State Election Commission, hereby certifies Ralph Norman is the winner of the U.S. House of Representatives District 5 Special Election held on June 20, 2017.   The official results are as follows:

Candidate                 Votes     Percent
Archie Parnell                 42,341     47.94%
David Kulma                 242     0.27%
Ralph Norman, Republican     45,076     51.04%
Josh Thornton                   319     0.36%
Victor Kocher                   273     0.31%
Write-in                       65     0.07%
Sincerely,
Marci Andino
Executive Director

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RESIGNATION

The following was received:

June 22, 2017
The Honorable James H. Lucas
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Speaker Lucas,

This letter comes to inform you that I am officially resigning from service in the South Carolina House of Representatives, effective October 1, 2017.

I have been honored to serve in this body and thank the fine people of South Carolina House District 113 and the Statehouse for the privilege.

Please call on me if I can be of any service.

Sincerely,
J. Seth Whipper, Esq.

Received as information.

RESIGNATION

The following was received:

July 16, 2017
The Honorable James H. Lucas
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Speaker Lucas,

This letter comes to inform you that I am officially resigning from service in the South Carolina House of Representatives, effective July 17, 2017, the revised date.

Again, I have been honored to serve in this body and thank the fine people of South Carolina House District 113 and the Statehouse for the privilege.

I apologize for this short notice, and I will be happy to assist with any inconvenience caused by this change. Thank you so very much.

Sincerely,
J. Seth Whipper, Esq.

Received as information.

RESIGNATION

The following was received:

August 7, 2017
The Honorable James H. Lucas
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Speaker Lucas,

I am writing to inform you of my resignation from the South Carolina House of Representatives effective August 14, 2017. I have reached this decision after careful and prayerful consideration.

It has been one of the greatest privileges of my life to serve the people of South Carolina and House District 56 for the past five years. Not only have I been honored to engage in such meaningful public service, I have been blessed to do it alongside some of the finest men and women I have ever known who comprise the South Carolina General Assembly.

My choice was not an easy one, but the appropriate one for my family and me. I wish you and the Members of the South Carolina House the absolute best as you continue to work, everyday, to improve the lives of the people of this great State. I will miss you all.

Respectfully,
Mike Ryhal
House District 56

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RESIGNATION

The following was received:

August 29, 2017
The Honorable James H. Lucas
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Speaker Lucas,

I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to serve the great people of South Carolina House District 28 and this great State, but today I must submit my resignation effective January 18, 2018. Working in service to others has long been a part of my DNA. From the age of seventeen, I have served my country, my state, and my county. My service will not end with this letter. Where God closes one door, He always opens another.

My commitment to finishing the important work of the House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee is my top priority. I know that the follow up work that will come from our findings and discoveries will be in the very capable, dedicated hands of my fellow committee members and the House as a whole. My individual advocacy and desire to save every human being from the dire impact of opioid substance abuse disorder will not wane because of the lack of a "title". It has been a pleasure to be part of the South Carolina House and its leadership team. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to grow as a person and a leader.

Respectfully yours,
Eric M. Bedingfield

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COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 6, 2017
The Honorable Bruce Bannister
South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 10007
Greenville, South Carolina 29603

Dear Bruce:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Legislative Oversight Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

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COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 6, 2017
The Honorable Chandra E. Dillard
South Carolina House of Representatives
5 Alleta Avenue
Greenville, South Carolina 29607

Dear Chandra:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Legislative Oversight Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 20, 2017
The Honorable Heather Ammons Crawford
South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 31385
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29588

Dear Heather:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Ways and Means Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 20, 2017
The Honorable Sylleste H. Davis
South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 1617
Moncks Corner, South Carolina 29461
Dear Sylleste:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Judicial Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

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COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 20, 2017
The Honorable J. Todd Rutherford
South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 1452
Columbia, South Carolina 29202

Dear Todd:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Ways and Means Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

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COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:
November 21, 2017
The Honorable Joseph S. Daning
South Carolina House of Representatives
118 Queensbury Circle
Goose Creek, South Carolina 29445

Dear Joe:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

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COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 21, 2017
The Honorable Kevin Hardee
South Carolina House of Representatives
2082 Cane Branch Road
Loris, South Carolina 29569

Dear Kevin:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

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COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 21, 2017
The Honorable Mark N. Willis
South Carolina House of Representatives
201 Quillen Avenue
Fountain Inn, South Carolina 29644

Dear Mark:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

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COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 28, 2017
The Honorable Bruce Bryant
South Carolina House of Representatives
4015 Kingfisher Drive
York, South Carolina 29745

Dear Bruce:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

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COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 28, 2017
The Honorable Bart T Blackwell
South Carolina House of Representatives
6 Roundhill Court
Aiken, South Carolina 29803

Dear Bart:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:
November 28, 2017
The Honorable Russell W. Fry
South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 1444
Surfside Beach, South Carolina 29587

Dear Russell:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the House Rules Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 28, 2017
The Honorable Jeffrey E. "Jeff" Johnson
South Carolina House of Representatives
7223 Pee Dee Highway
Conway, South Carolina 29527

Dear Jeff:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Legislative Oversight Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 28, 2017
The Honorable Steven Wayne Long
South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 161944
Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316

Dear Steven:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Education and Public Works Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 28, 2017
The Honorable Brandon Michael Newton
South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 2501
Lancaster, South Carolina 29721

Dear Brandon:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Education and Public Works Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.
Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 28, 2017
The Honorable Cezar E. McKnight
South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 688
Lake City, South Carolina 29560

Dear Cezar:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Judiciary Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 28, 2017
The Honorable Josiah Magnuson
South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 206
Campobello, South Carolina 29322

Dear Josiah:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 28, 2017
The Honorable Rick Quinn
South Carolina House of Representatives
1620 Gervais Street, Suite C
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Rick:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 28, 2017
The Honorable John Taliaferro "Jay" West IV
South Carolina House of Representatives
402 Brown Avenue
Belton, South Carolina 29627

Dear Jay:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the House Rules Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 28, 2017
The Honorable William W. "Will" Wheeler III
South Carolina House of Representatives
1930 Camden Highway
Bishopville, South Carolina 29010

Dear Will:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Judiciary Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 28, 2017
The Honorable Ronald "Ronnie" Young
South Carolina House of Representatives
220 Deerwood Drive
North Augusta, South Carolina 29841

Dear Ronnie:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Education and Public Works Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:
December 19, 2017
The Honorable Wendy C. Brawley
South Carolina House of Representatives
217 Sagemont Drive
Hopkins, South Carolina 29061

Dear Wendy:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

November 28, 2017
The Honorable Richard L. "Richie" Yow
South Carolina House of Representatives
178 Mill Street
Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709

Dear Richie:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Agricultural, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

December 19, 2017
The Honorable Gregory D. "Greg" Duckworth
South Carolina House of Representatives
2412 Watson Drive
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582

Dear Greg:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the House Rules Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

Received as information.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

December 19, 2017
The Honorable John Taliaferro "Jay" West IV
South Carolina House of Representatives
402 Brown Avenue
Belton, South Carolina 29627

Dear Jay:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Legislative Oversight Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

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COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

December 21, 2017
The Honorable Neal A. Collins
South Carolina House of Representatives
Post Office Box 906
Easley, South Carolina 29641

Dear Neal:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

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COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

The following was received:

December 21, 2017
The Honorable MaryGail Douglas
South Carolina House of Representatives
56 Kabbad Road
Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180

Dear MaryGail:

It is with pleasure that I appoint you to serve on the Education and Public Works Committee, effective immediately. I know that you will serve on this committee with honor and distinction.

I appreciate your willingness to serve in this capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance to you in any way.

Sincerely,
James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House

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RESIGNATION

The following was received:

December 13, 2017
The Honorable James H. Lucas
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Speaker Lucas,

My service in the State Legislature has been one of the greatest honors of my life.

Regretfully, I must hereby resign as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives effective at 3:00 p.m. this day, December 13, 2017.

It has also been an honor t work with all my colleagues and the dedicated staff in the House. We should all be proud of our many accomplishments.

Please convey my many thanks and respect to all members and staff.

Most respectfully,
Rick Quinn

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INVITATIONS

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

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of South Carolina Bankers' Association the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018,, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Sincerely,
E. Anne Gillespie
Senior Vice President
South Carolina Bankers' Association

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:
On behalf of the Wilkins Legislative and Civic Awards hosted by Riley Institute at Furman the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Columbia Convention Center.

Sincerely,
Kerry Glenn
Smoak Public Relations/
Riley Institute at Furman

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Forestry Association of South Carolina the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Breakfast. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. in Room 112 Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Cam Crawford, President
Forestry Association of South Carolina

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the AMIKids the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Luncheon. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. in Room 112 Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Douglas Jennings, Jr.
Jennings Law Firm/ AMIKids

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the South Carolina Economic Developers' Association the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Capital City Club.

Sincerely,
Andrea Rawl
Association Executive, SCEDA

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association of South Carolina the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Palmetto Club.

Sincerely,
Nicki Priester
Operations Manager& Legislative Liaison
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association of South Carolina

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the South Carolina High School League the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Breakfast. This event will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in Room 112 Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Jerome Singleton, Commissioner
South Carolina High School League

January 9, 2018

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

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of Lexington County the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Columbia Convention Center.

Sincerely,
Annie Wilson
Capconsc/ Lexington County

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of South Carolina Recyclers' Association the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Breakfast. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in Room 112 Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Blake Stanley, President
South Carolina Recyclers' Association

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of South Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Luncheon. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. in Room 112 Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Brian Smith, Chairman
SCATA Government Affairs Committee

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of South Carolina Bar Association the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 6;00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Capitol Center, 1201 Main Street.

Sincerely,
Lindsey Maxwell Pitts
Government Affairs Coordinator
South Carolina Bar Association

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of South Carolina Aviators' Association the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Breakfast. This event will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in Room 112 Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Hannah Lorrance
Executive Director
South Carolina Aviators' Association

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of South Carolina Association of Realtors the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Hilton Palmetto Ball Room.

Sincerely,
Sara Brown, Political Director
South Carolina Association of Realtors

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of Conservation Voters of South Carolina the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Blue Marlin, Vista Room.

Sincerely,
Rebecca Haynes
Governmental Relations Director
Conservation Voters of South Carolina

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics Foundation the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Breakfast. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in 112 Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Anna C. Clapper
Alumni Relations Coordinator, GSSM

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Luncheon. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. in 112 Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Pat G. Smith
Director, Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of South Carolina Telecommunications and Broadband Association the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Sincerely,
Nola Armstrong
Executive Director, SCTBA

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of The Design/ Construction Partnership the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Palmetto Club.

Sincerely,
Elaine Mikell
Account Executive, ACEC-SC

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of South Carolina Broadcasters Association the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Breakfast. This event will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in 112 Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Margaret Fort Wallace
Executive Director, SCBA

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:
On behalf of South Carolina Free Clinic Association the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Hilton Columbia Center.

Sincerely,
Virginia A. Mulligan
South Carolina Free Clinic Association

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of South Carolina Association of Technical College Commissioners the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at Palmetto Club.

Sincerely,
Ashley Jaillette
Executive Director, SCATCC

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of Palmetto Association of Licensed Midwives the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Breakfast. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in 112 Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Adrienne Leeds, Vice President
Palmetto Association of Licensed Midwives

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of South Carolina Consortium for Gifted Education the Members of the House of Representatives are invited to a Legislative Luncheon. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. in 112 Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Linda Shaylor, SCCEGE
Advocacy Committee Chairman

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the University of South Carolina the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Reception. This event will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the USC Alumni Center.

Sincerely,
Amber Barnes
University of South Carolina

January 9, 2018
The Honorable Jimmy Bales Chairman, House Invitations Committee 503-A Blatt Building Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Chairman Bales:

On behalf of the Foundation for the South Carolina Commission for the Blind the Members of the House of Representatives and staff are invited to a Legislative Breakfast. This event will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 8;00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in 112 Blatt Building.

Sincerely,
Mary Sonksen
Foundation for the South Carolina Commission for the Blind

REGULATIONS RECEIVED

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

Document No. 4740
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 44-7-110 through 44-7-394 and
44-41-10(d)
Minimum Standards for Licensing Hospitals and Institutional General Infirmaries
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4732
Agency: Department of Consumer Affairs
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 37-2-305, 37-3-305, 37-6-104, 37-6-402, 37-6-403, and 37-6-506
Method of Operations; Application of Federal Truth in Lending Act; Other Cases - Summary Procedure; Delinquent Notification Filing and Fee Payment; and Filing and Posting Maximum Rate Schedules
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4771
Agency: Department of Social Services
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 43-1-80 and 63-11-30
Wilderness Therapeutic Camps for Children
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4757
Agency: South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 1-13-70
Complaint
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4758
Agency: South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 1-13-70
Investigation and Production of Evidence
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4759
Agency: South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 31-21-30 and 31-21-100
Investigation Procedures
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4754
Agency: State Board of Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 59-5-60, 59-24-30, and 59-24-40
Program for Assisting, Developing, and Evaluating Principal Performance (PADEPP)
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4760
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 44-61-610 et seq.
South Carolina Stroke Care System
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4775
Agency: Office of the Attorney General
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 35-11-100 et seq.
South Carolina Anti-Money Laundering Act
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4755
Agency: State Board of Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 56-5-180, 56-5-190, 56-5-195, 56-5-196, 59-5-60, 59-67-10, 59-67-20, 59-67-30, 59-67-40, 59-67-160, 59-67-240,
59-67-410, 59-67-470, 59-67-520, 59-67-535, and 59-67-570
Operation of Public Pupil Transportation Services
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4752
Agency: State Board of Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 59-39-100
Employability Credential for Students with Disabilities
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4783
Agency: State Board of Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 59-5-60, 59-29-10 et seq., 59-29-200,
59-33-30, 59-53-1810, and Pub. L. No. 114-95
Defined Program 6-8
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4785
Agency: State Board of Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 59-5-60 and 59-5-65
Disposition of Instructional Materials Samples after State Adoption Process
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4786
Agency: State Board of Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 59-5-60(7), 59-31-210, and 59-31-360
Free Textbooks
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4787
Agency: State Board of Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 59-5-60(7), 59-5-90, 59-31-30, 59-31-40, 59-31-50, 59-31-210, and 59-31-510 et seq.
Textbook Adoption Regulation
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4788
Agency: State Board of Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 59-5-60, 59-5-65, 59-25-115, 59-26-40 and 59-26-85
Credential Classification
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4789
Agency: State Board of Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 59-5-60, 59-25-110, and 59-25-115
Application for Teaching Credential
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4790
Agency: State Board of Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 59-5-60 and 59-25-110
Certification Requirements; approval of alternative certification; authorization for the SBE to approve additional alternative certification programs
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4761
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-50(D), 40-1-70, and 40-22-50(B)
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4763
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-50, 40-1-70, 40-60-10(I)(3) and
40-60-360
Real Estate Appraisers Board
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4764
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-50, 40-1-70, 40-6-50 and 40-6-60
Auctioneers' Commission (Late Fees)
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4765
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-50, 40-1-70, 40-6-50 and 40-6-60
Auctioneers' Commission (Exam Fee)
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4766
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Real Estate Appraisers Board
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-60-10(I)(3) and 40-60-360
Real Estate Appraisers Board
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4767
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Board of Barber Examiners
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-7-50, 40-7-60, 40-7-230 and 40-7-290
Barber Students, Applications, Permits, Training, Progress Reports, and Examinations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4768
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Perpetual Care Cemetery Board
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 40-8-70
Definitions
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4769
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Board of Registration for Foresters
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-50, 40-1-70, 48-27-140 and
48-27-190
Licensure Fees
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4770
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Office of Immigrant Worker Compliance
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 40-83-30
Audit Program
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4776
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-50, 40-1-70, 40-57-60, and 40-57-70
Real Estate Commission
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4777
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Residential Builders Commission
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 40-59-70
Residential Specialty Contractors License
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4778
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Residential Builders Commission
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-70 and 40-59-70
Classification of Residential Specialty Contractors
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4779
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Board of Nursing
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 40-33-10
Nurse Licensure Compact
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4781
Agency: State Board of Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 59-19-90, 59-63-30 et seq., 59-63-420, 59-63-470, 59-63-480, 59-63-490, 59-63-500, 59-63-510, 59-63-520, 59-63-530, 59-65-30, 59-65-90, and 20 U.S.C. 7165
Transfers and Withdrawals
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4782
Agency: State Board of Education
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 59-1-425(C), 59-5-60, 59-18-110, 59-18-310(B), 59-29-10 et seq., 59-33-30, 59-53-1810, 20 U.S.C. 1232(g), and Pub. L. No. 114-95
Defined Program, Grades 9-12 and Graduation Requirements
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4792
Agency: Department of Insurance
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 1-23-110 et seq., 38-3-110, and 38-9-200 et seq.
Credit for Reinsurance
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4793
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Office of Elevators and Amusement Rides
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 41-16-140
Fee Schedules
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4794
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Office of Elevators and Amusement Rides
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 41-18-120
Fee Schedule
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4795
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 40-75-60
Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4796
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Contractor's Licensing Board
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 40-11-60
Mechanical Contractors-Air conditioning, Heating and Packaged Equipment
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4798
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Manufactured Housing Board
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-75 and 40-29-95(8)
License Renewal
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4799
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 50-1-200, 50-1-220, 50-3-100, 50-9-650, 50-11-10, 50-11-65, 50-11-96, 50-11-105, 50-11-310, 50-11-315, 50-11-320,
50-11-350, 50-11-365, 50-11-390, 50-11-410, 50-11-430, 50-11-500, 50-11-520, 50-11-525, 50-11-530, 50-11-580, 50-11-854, 50-11-2200 and 50-11-2210
Season, Limits, Methods of Take and Special Use Restrictions on Wildlife Management Areas
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4801
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 40-1-50, 40-1-70 and 40-67-70
Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

Document No. 4802
Agency: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Office of Occupational Safety and Health
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 41-15-220 and 29 U.S.C. 667(C)(7)
Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018
Document No. 4803
Agency: Department of Insurance
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 1-23-110 et seq., 38-3-110 et seq., and
38-49-20 et seq.
Adjustment of Claims Under Unusual Circumstances
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 9, 2018
Referred to Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., June 06, 2017
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting the below appointments for the State Ethics Commission on behalf of the Senate in accordance with Section 8-13-310. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is therefore submitted for your consideration.

State Ethics Commission
Term Commencing: April 1, 2017
Term Expiring: April 1, 2020
Seat: At-large, Governor
Vice: None, Commission has been reconstituted

Ms. Ashleigh R. Wilson
4709 Faulkland Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29210

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Senate,
Henry K. Leatherman, Sr.
President Pro Tempore

Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:
Columbia, S.C., June 06, 2017
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting the below appointments for the State Ethics Commission on behalf of the Senate in accordance with Section 8-13-310. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is therefore submitted for your consideration.

State Ethics Commission
Term Commencing: April 1, 2017
Term Expiring: April 1, 2022
Seat: At-large, Governor's Political Party
Vice: None, Commission has been reconstituted

Ms. Childs C. Thrasher
2726 Blossom Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29205

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Senate,
Henry K. Leatherman, Sr.
President Pro Tempore

Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., June 06, 2017
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting the below appointments for the State Ethics Commission on behalf of the Senate in accordance with Section 8-13-310. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is therefore submitted for your consideration.

State Ethics Commission
Term Commencing: April 1, 2017
Term Expiring: April 1, 2020
Seat: At-large, Governor
Vice: None, Commission has been reconstituted

Mrs. Brandolyn T. Pinkston
5 Woodlands Ridge Court
Columbia, South Carolina 29229

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Senate,
Henry K. Leatherman, Sr.
President Pro Tempore

Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., June 06, 2017
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting the below appointments for the State Ethics Commission on behalf of the Senate in accordance with Section 8-13-310. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is therefore submitted for your consideration.

State Ethics Commission
Term Commencing: April 1, 2017
Term Expiring: April 1, 2022
Seat: At-large, Governor's Political Party
Vice: None, Commission has been reconstituted

Mr. Brian M. Barnwell
1992 Congaree Road
Eastover, South Carolina 29044
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Senate,
Henry K. Leatherman, Sr.
President Pro Tempore

Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., June 06, 2017
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting the below appointments for the State Ethics Commission on behalf of the Senate in accordance with Section 8-13-310. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is therefore submitted for your consideration.

State Ethics Commission
Term Commencing: April 1, 2017
Term Expiring: April 1, 2022 (amended)
Seat: House - Majority

Mr. Donald H. Jackson
13186 Indian Mound Road
Ware Shoals, South Carolina 29692

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Senate,
Henry K. Leatherman, Sr.
President Pro Tempore

Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., June 06, 2017
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting the below appointments for the State Ethics Commission on behalf of the Senate in accordance with Section 8-13-310. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is therefore submitted for your consideration.
State Ethics Commission
Term Commencing: April 1, 2017
Term Expiring: March 31, 2020
Seat: Senate - Majority

Mr. James F. "Rick" Reames III
1230 Main Street, Suite 700
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Senate,
Henry K. Leatherman, Sr.
President Pro Tempore

Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., June 06, 2017
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting the below appointments for the State Ethics Commission on behalf of the Senate in accordance with Section 8-13-310. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is therefore submitted for your consideration.

State Ethics Commission
Term Commencing: April 1, 2017
Term Expiring: March 31, 2022
Seat: Senate - Minority

Mr. Donald Gist
511 Overbrook Drive
Columbia, South Carolina 29223

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Senate,
Henry K. Leatherman, Sr.
President Pro Tempore

Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., June 06, 2017
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting the below appointments for the State Ethics Commission on behalf of the Senate in accordance with Section 8-13-310. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is therefore submitted for your consideration.
State Ethics Commission
Term Commencing: April 1, 2017
Term Expiring: April 1, 2020
Seat: House - Minority

Mr. Victor K. Li
11 Lord Nelson Court
Columbia, South Carolina 29209

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Senate,
Henry K. Leatherman, Sr.
President Pro Tempore

Received as information.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4383 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard and McEachern: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO URGE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST EQUIFAX FOR THE DATA BREACH THAT AFFECTED OVER TWO MILLION SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS.
The Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4399 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard and Henderson-Myers: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE DEVASTATING IMPACT OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE AND THE BENEFITS OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION TRAINING, TO ENCOURAGE EACH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO PROVIDE SUCH TRAINING TO THE EMPLOYERS OF THIS STATE, AND TO COMMEND THE CHARLESTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR THEIR EFFORTS ON COMBATTING WORKPLACE VIOLENCE.
The Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4454 (Word version) -- Rep. Blackwell: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULES 1.7 AND 1.8 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO THE SPEAKER AND THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE, RESPECTIVELY, SO AS TO LIMIT THE TERMS THEY MAY SERVE TO FOUR CONSECUTIVE TERMS RATHER THAN FIVE.
The Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Rules.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4455 (Word version) -- Rep. Blackwell: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 1.9 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND ELECTION OF CHAIRMEN BY THE RESPECTIVE COMMITTEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN MAY NOT SERVE MORE THAN TWO CONSECUTIVE TERMS ON THE COMMITTEE.
The Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Rules.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4459 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO AMEND RULE 4.2 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS MAY NOT SERVE MORE THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE TERMS ON THE COMMITTEE AND TO PROVIDE COMPLEMENTARY PROCEDURES.
The Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Rules.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4531 (Word version) -- Rep. Delleney: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE LEWISVILLE HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM OF CHESTER 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 2017 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the privilege of the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives be extended to the Lewisville High School varsity baseball team of Chester 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 2017 South Carolina Class A State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4532 (Word version) -- Rep. B. Newton: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE INDIAN LAND HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECOGNIZING AND COMMENDING THEM ON THEIR OUTSTANDING SEASON AND FOR CAPTURING THE 2017 CLASS AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the privilege of the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives be extended to the Indian Land High School girls soccer team, coaches, and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of recognizing and commending them on their outstanding season and for capturing the 2017 Class AAA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4533 (Word version) -- Rep. Delleney: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE LEWISVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM OF CHESTER 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 2017 SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the privilege of the floor of the South Carolina House of Representatives be extended to the Lewisville High School girls varsity volleyball team of Chester 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 2017 South Carolina Class A State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4535 (Word version) -- Rep. Allison: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE JAMES F. BYRNES HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR WINNING THE 2017 CLASS AAAAA 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 James F. Byrnes High School softball team, coaches, and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being recognized and commended for winning the 2017 Class AAAAA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4536 (Word version) -- Rep. Clary: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE D. W. DANIEL HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM OF PICKENS COUNTY WITH THE TEAM COACHES AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR CAPTURING THE 2017 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 D. W. Daniel High School girls cross country team of Pickens County with the team coaches and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being recognized and commended for capturing the 2017 South Carolina Class AAAA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4537 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins and Ballentine: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE CHAPIN HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY COMPETITIVE CHEER TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR WINNING THE 2017 SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE 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 Chapin High School varsity competitive cheer team, coaches, and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being recognized and commended for winning the 2017 South Carolina High School League Class AAAA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4538 (Word version) -- Reps. Ballentine and Huggins: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE DUTCH FORK HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR WINNING THE 2017 CLASS AAAAA 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 Dutch Fork High School football team, coaches, and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being recognized and commended for winning the 2017 Class AAAAA State Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4539 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins and Ballentine: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE CHAPIN HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND, BAND DIRECTORS, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AT A DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED BY THE SPEAKER, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING RECOGNIZED AND COMMENDED FOR WINNING THE 2017 AAA STATE MARCHING BAND 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 Chapin High School marching band, band directors, and school officials, at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker, for the purpose of being recognized and commended for winning the 2017 AAA State Marching Band Championship title.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4540 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND APPLAUD PASTOR PHILLIP J. BUCKSON FOR TWELVE YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO SPREADING THE LORD'S WORD AND TOUCHING THE LIVES OF THOSE AROUND HIM.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4541 (Word version) -- Rep. J. E. Smith: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND KATRINA SPROTT RILEY OF SUMMERVILLE FOR HER OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4542 (Word version) -- Rep. J. E. Smith: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR JACOB ROBERT BRADDOCK FOR HIS NOTEWORTHY ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA AND TO CONGRATULATE HIM UPON ACHIEVING THE PRESTIGIOUS RANK OF EAGLE SCOUT, THE HIGHEST AWARD IN SCOUTING.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4543 (Word version) -- Rep. Norrell: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO SALUTE ANN S. TAYLOR, MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF HEATH SPRINGS, AS SHE STEPS DOWN FROM THE OFFICE SHE HAS FILLED WITH SUCH DISTINCTION, TO EXTEND DEEP APPRECIATION FOR HER MANY YEARS OF COMMITTED SERVICE, AND TO OFFER BEST WISHES FOR A SATISFYING AND REWARDING RETIREMENT.

The Resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4390 (Word version) -- Reps. King, Pendarvis and Henderson-Myers: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION, AND THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION AND URGE THEM TO PROVIDE CERTAIN ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4408 (Word version) -- Rep. J. E. Smith: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF BLUFF ROAD AND ROSEWOOD DRIVE IN THE CITY OF COLUMBIA "JACO'S CORNER" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4436 (Word version) -- Reps. Davis, Jefferson, Elliott, Cogswell and Henderson-Myers: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) EDUCATION ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO DECLARE MARCH 7, 2018, AS "STEM EDUCATION DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4448 (Word version) -- Reps. Williams and Henderson-Myers: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENACT WITHOUT DELAY AN "AMERICAN ECONOMIC RECOVERY PROGRAM" WITH SUGGESTED PARAMETERS AND SPECIFICS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE MECHANISMS, INCLUDING SOLAR AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, TO RESTORE THE ECONOMIC HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF AMERICA AND ITS CITIZENS.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4460 (Word version) -- Reps. Ott, Duckworth and Wheeler: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND URGE THE MEMBERS NOT TO ALLOW SEISMIC SURVEYS OR ACQUISITIONS OFF THE COAST OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO JOIN THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN PROTECTING THE BEAUTIFUL BEACHES AND COASTLINE OF THE STATE FROM THE INEVITABLE POLLUTION OF THE AIR AND SEA IF SEISMIC SURVEYS OR ACQUISITIONS AND FURTHER METHODS ARE USED RESULTING IN A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE ALONG OUR COAST AND A DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON THE TOURISM INDUSTRY OF THE STATE.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4462 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith, Rutherford and Murphy: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO FIX NOON ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018, AS THE TIME TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT, SEAT 3, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JULY 31, 2018; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS, SEAT 8, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, UPON HIS ELECTION TO THE SUPREME COURT, SEAT 1, AND THE SUCCESSOR WILL SERVE THE REMAINDER OF THE UNEXPIRED TERM, WHICH EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2018, AND THE SUBSEQUENT FULL TERM WHICH WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2024; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, UPON HIS RETIREMENT ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 2018, AND THE SUCCESSOR WILL SERVE A NEW TERM OF THAT OFFICE, WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2024; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 4, UPON HIS ELECTION TO THE COURT OF APPEALS, SEAT 9, AND THE SUCCESSOR WILL SERVE THE REMAINDER OF THE UNEXPIRED TERM, WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2022; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, UPON HIS RETIREMENT ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2017, AND THE SUCCESSOR WILL SERVE THE REMAINDER OF THE UNEXPIRED TERM, WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2022; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, AT-LARGE, SEAT 9, AND THE SUCCESSOR WILL SERVE THE REMAINDER OF THE UNEXPIRED TERM, WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2021; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, UPON HER RETIREMENT ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2018, AND THE SUCCESSOR WILL FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM OF THAT OFFICE, WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, UPON HIS ELECTION TO THE CIRCUIT COURT, AT-LARGE, SEAT 1, AND THE SUCCESSOR WILL FILL THE REMAINDER OF THE UNEXPIRED TERM, WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2022; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, UPON HIS RETIREMENT ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2017, AND THE SUCCESSOR WILL SERVE THE REMAINDER OF THE UNEXPIRED TERM, WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2020; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, UPON HIS RETIREMENT ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 2017, AND THE SUCCESSOR WILL SERVE THE REMAINDER OF THE UNEXPIRED TERM, WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, UPON HER RETIREMENT ON OR BEFORE JULY 8, 2017, AND THE SUCCESSOR WILL SERVE THE REMAINDER OF THE UNEXPIRED TERM, WHICH EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE FAMILY COURT, TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 2, UPON HIS RETIREMENT ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2018, AND THE SUCCESSOR WILL SERVE THE REMAINDER OF THE UNEXPIRED TERM, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2019; TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SEAT 5, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018; AND AS THE DATE TO MEET IN JOINT SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY, FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 5, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2018; TO ELECT A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, MEDICAL SEAT, FOR A TERM WHICH WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2020; TO ELECT A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FOR A TERM WHICH WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2020; AND TO ELECT A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WINTHROP UNIVERSITY, FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 4, FOR A TERM WHICH WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4467 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard and Wheeler: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 17 IN CHARLESTON COUNTY FROM A POINT 1.25 MILES EAST OF OLD JACKSONBORO ROAD TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 7 "CURTIS B. INABINETT, SR. HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4468 (Word version) -- Rep. Jefferson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF CAINHOY ROAD IN BERKELEY COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 41 TO CAINHOY MIDDLE SCHOOL "SERGEANT EARL SINGLETON MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4527 (Word version) -- Rep. Lucas: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION INVITING HIS EXCELLENCY, HENRY MCMASTER, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO ADDRESS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION AT 7:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018, IN THE CHAMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That his Excellency, Henry McMaster, Governor of the State of South Carolina, is invited to address the General Assembly in joint session at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, in the chamber of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

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

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4544 (Word version) -- Rep. Allison: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE JUNE 2018 AS "SOUTH CAROLINA WHOLE CHILD MONTH" IN RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANT ROLE THAT THE WHOLE CHILD INITIATIVE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF CURRICULUM AND SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT (ASCD) HAS IN ADVANCING THE WELL-BEING OF SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.

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

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 4545 (Word version) -- Reps. Hewitt, Anderson, Crawford, Clemmons, , Fry and Hardee: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE AND HONOR GERALD E. HARMON, M.D., OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY UPON BEING NAMED CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

H. 4375 (Word version) -- Reps. McCoy, Ott, Lucas, Anderson, Ballentine, Blackwell, Caskey, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Finlay, Forrester, Gilliard, Hardee, Henegan, Hixon, Mack, Pope, Rutherford, J. E. Smith, Sandifer, Stavrinakis, Erickson, Huggins, W. Newton, Bales, Young, McEachern, Clary, Tallon, Brown, Fry, Robinson-Simpson, V. S. Moss and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 34 TO TITLE 58 SO AS TO ESTABLISH PROVISIONS FOR SPECIFIC UTILITY PLANTS OR PROJECTS IN REGARD TO RATE DETERMINATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS WHICH WILL SUPPLEMENT THE GENERAL RATE PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 27, TITLE 58; TO AMEND ARTICLES 4 AND 5, CHAPTER 33, TITLE 58, RELATING TO THE BASE LOAD REVIEW ACT OF 2007, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR PROCEDURAL AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THE ACT, INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT RATE INCREASES FOR THESE BASE LOAD PLANTS PROSPECTIVELY SHALL BE DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 27, TITLE 58, AS WELL AS CERTAIN REVISED PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE; TO AMEND SECTION 58-27-850 RELATING TO CHANGES OF RATES BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AFTER INVESTIGATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND THE ARTICLE WHEREIN IT IS CONTAINED SHALL BE SUPPLEMENTED BY THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 34; AND TO DELETE ARTICLES 1, 3, AND 7 OF CHAPTER 33, TITLE 58, RELATING TO UTILITY FACILITY SITING, PROTECTIONS, AND CERTIFICATION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4376 (Word version) -- Reps. McCoy, Ott, Lucas, Anderson, Ballentine, Blackwell, Caskey, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Finlay, Forrester, Gilliard, Hardee, Henegan, Hixon, Mack, Pope, Rutherford, J. E. Smith, Sandifer, Stavrinakis, Erickson, Huggins, W. Newton, Bales, Young, McEachern, Clary, Tallon, Brown, Robinson-Simpson and V. S. Moss: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE TERMS OF ALL PRESENT MEMBERS OF THE BOARD SHALL EXPIRE ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION AT WHICH TIME NEW MEMBERS OF THE BOARD WITH SPECIFIED QUALIFICATIONS SHALL BE APPOINTED IN THE MANNER PROVIDED IN THE SECTION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE RECONSTITUTED BOARD; BY ADDING SECTION 58-31-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NEW OR REVISED ELECTRIC RATES AND CHARGES OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY AS PROPOSED BY THE AUTHORITY MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION FOR APPROVAL AND DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION IN THE MANNER PROVIDED BY ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 27, TITLE 58 AS SUPPLEMENTED BY ANY OTHER APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF LAW; TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-30, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY AND ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SO AS TO REVISE THE POWER OF THE AUTHORITY TO FIX RATES AND CHARGES SO THAT NEW AND REVISED RATES AND CHARGES SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION AND APPROVAL OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AND THAT NO NEW RATES OR REVISED CHARGES MAY BE IMPOSED OR APPROVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING ANY OF THE ABANDONMENT COSTS OF THE TWO NEW NUCLEAR REACTORS CONSTRUCTED PURSUANT TO THE BASE LOAD REVIEW ACT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-360, RELATING TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S COVENANTS WITH HOLDERS OF BONDED OR OTHER INDEBTEDNESS OF THE AUTHORITY, SO AS TO CLARIFY AND FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THESE COVENANTS AS A RESULT OF THE ABANDONMENT OF THE TWO NUCLEAR REACTORS REFERRED TO ABOVE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4377 (Word version) -- Reps. McCoy, Ott, Lucas, Anderson, Ballentine, Blackwell, Caskey, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Finlay, Forrester, Gilliard, Hardee, Hixon, Mack, Pope, Rutherford, J. E. Smith, Sandifer, Stavrinakis, Erickson, Huggins, W. Newton, Bales, Young, McEachern, Clary, Tallon, Brown, Fry, V. S. Moss and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SO AS TO REVISE THE MEMBERSHIP; TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-30, RELATING TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSIONERS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES TO ATTEND AT LEAST SIX HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION CURRICULUM; TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-225, RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF MEETINGS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSIONERS TO QUESTION THE PARTIES THOROUGHLY DURING HEARINGS OF CONTESTED CASES WHEN APPROPRIATE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-260, RELATING TO COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SO AS TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REVIEW COMMITTEE AND CERTAIN OTHER LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4378 (Word version) -- Reps. McCoy, Ott, Lucas, Anderson, Ballentine, Blackwell, Caskey, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Finlay, Forrester, Gilliard, Hardee, Henegan, Hixon, Mack, Pope, Rutherford, J. E. Smith, Sandifer, Stavrinakis, Erickson, Huggins, W. Newton, Bales, Young, McEachern, Clary, Tallon, Brown, Fry, Robinson-Simpson, V. S. Moss and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 58 SO AS TO CREATE THE UTILITY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION, DUTIES, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE COMMITTEE; TO REPEAL ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 58 RELATING TO THE STATE REGULATION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES REVIEW COMMITTEE; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 8-13-935, 58-3-5, 58-9-280, 58-9-285, 58-9-2689, 58-27-2630, 58-31-20, AND 58-39-140, ALL RELATING TO UTILITIES AND THE REGULATION AND OVERSIGHT OF UTILITIES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4379 (Word version) -- Reps. McCoy, Ott, Lucas, Anderson, Ballentine, Blackwell, Caskey, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Finlay, Forrester, Gilliard, Hardee, Henegan, Hixon, Mack, Pope, Rutherford, J. E. Smith, Sandifer, Stavrinakis, Erickson, Huggins, W. Newton, Bales, Young, McEachern, Clary, Tallon, Brown, Fry, Robinson-Simpson, V. S. Moss and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO CHAPTER 7, TITLE 1 SO AS TO CREATE THE UTILITIES CONSUMER ADVOCATE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE UTILITIES CONSUMER ADVOCATE, AMONG OTHER THINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 58-4-10, RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF AND ITS MISSION, SO AS TO REMOVE THE PRESERVATION OF THE FINANCIAL INTEGRITY OF THE STATE'S PUBLIC UTILITIES, CONTINUED INVESTMENT, AND MAINTENANCE OF FACILITIES FROM THE MISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 58-4-50, RELATING TO REGULATORY STAFF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, SO AS TO ADD THAT THE OFFICE SHALL PROVIDE RESEARCH, EXPERTISE, AND OTHER ASSISTANCE TO THE UTILITIES CONSUMER ADVOCATE AND MAKE OTHER CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 58-4-55, RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF'S ABILITY TO REQUEST CERTAIN INFORMATION, SO AS TO ADD THAT THE OFFICE SHALL HAVE SUBPOENA POWERS AND THAT THE UTILITIES CONSUMER ADVOCATE MAY REQUEST THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO ISSUE SUBPOENAS ON HIS BEHALF, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE REQUESTED INFORMATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 58-4-80, RELATING TO INTERVENTION IN CIVIL PROCEEDINGS BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ON APPEAL THE OFFICE DOES NOT REPRESENT THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4380 (Word version) -- Reps. McCoy, Ott, Lucas, Anderson, Ballentine, Blackwell, Caskey, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Finlay, Forrester, Gilliard, Hardee, Henegan, Hixon, Mack, Pope, Rutherford, J. E. Smith, Sandifer, Stavrinakis, Erickson, Huggins, W. Newton, Bales, Young, McEachern, Clary, Tallon, Brown, Robinson-Simpson, V. S. Moss and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-27-875 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION SHALL ORDER REFUNDS TO RATEPAYERS OF AMOUNTS COLLECTED FOR COSTS ATTRIBUTED TO PROJECTS CONSTRUCTED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE BASE LOAD REVIEW ACT IN SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES; TO PROVIDE UTILITIES BEAR THE BURDEN OF PROVING THAT COLLECTED COSTS MAY BE RECOVERABLE UNDER STATE LAW; AND TO PROVIDE THE COMMISSION SHALL ORDER SUCH REFUNDS ON JUST AND REASONABLE BASES AND MAY MAKE SUCH REFUNDS BY ESTABLISHING CREDITS TO RATEPAYERS OVER PERIODS OF TIME AND UNDER CONDITIONS THAT ARE JUST AND REASONABLE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4381 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts, Weeks, Dillard, Bernstein, Crawford, Delleney, King, D. C. Moss, G. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Brown, Robinson-Simpson and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-17-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING LOBBYISTS AND LOBBYING, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE OR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS THE REGISTRATION AUTHORITY AND RECORDS CUSTODIAN FOR LEGISLATIVE SPECIAL INTEREST CAUCUSES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-530, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEES, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE DUTY OF ASCERTAINING WHETHER A LEGISLATIVE SPECIAL INTEREST CAUCUS HAS COMPLIED FULLY AND ACCURATELY WITH THE APPLICABLE STATUTORY DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEES TO IMPOSE A FINE FOR NONCOMPLIANCE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4382 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Brown and Fry: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT A STATEWIDE ADVISORY REFERENDUM MUST BE CONDUCTED BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION AT THE SAME TIME AS THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION ON THE QUESTION OF WHETHER SOUTH CAROLINA SHOULD NO LONGER OBSERVE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BY REMAINING IN STANDARD TIME YEAR ROUND.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4384 (Word version) -- Reps. Burns and V. S. Moss: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-1-435, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE "RELIGIOUS VIEWPOINTS ANTIDISCRIMINATION ACT", SO AS TO REVISE AND EXPAND PROTECTIONS AFFORDED BY THE ACT, TO EXTEND SUCH PROTECTIONS TO SCHOOL PERSONNEL, TO REQUIRE SCHOOL BOARDS TO ADOPT RELATED POLICIES, TO REQUIRE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP RELATED MODEL POLICES, AND TO REVISE THE CITATION TO THE ACT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4385 (Word version) -- Reps. Burns and V. S. Moss: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-325 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DISPLAY OF THE NATIONAL MOTTO OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE MOTTO OF THIS STATE IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL CLASSROOMS, AND PROVIDE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A STANDARD, DURABLE POSTER FOR USE IN DISPLAYING THESE MOTTOS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4386 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "METAL DETECTORS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 59-66-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR, WALK-THROUGH METAL DETECTORS MUST BE INSTALLED AND OPERATED AT ALL PUBLIC ENTRANCES OF EACH PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND HIGH SCHOOL IN THE STATE; TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMINOLOGY; TO PROVIDE RELATED TRAINING IN THE USE OF THESE METAL DETECTORS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROMULGATION OF RELATED REGULATIONS; AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS CONTINGENT UPON APPROPRIATIONS BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4387 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-26-120 SO AS TO REQUIRE ADULT AND PEDIATRIC CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION TRAINING FOR ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS ASSIGNED TO SCHOOLS ON CAMPUSES WITH RETAINING PONDS BEFORE THE END OF THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR, TO REQUIRE SUCH TRAINING FOR NEW TEACHERS, TO PROVIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS MUST OFFER THIS TRAINING AT NO COST TO THEIR TEACHERS, TO PROVIDE CERTIFICATION RESULTING FROM THIS TRAINING IS NOT REQUIRED, TO PROVIDE CRITERIA FOR TRAINING PROGRAMS, TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FOR TEACHERS WHO HOLD VALID CERTIFICATION IN ADULT AND PEDIATRIC CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION FROM PROGRAMS THAT MEET CERTAIN CRITERIA, AND TO PROVIDE WAIVERS FROM A CERTAIN COMPONENT OF THE TRAINING FOR TEACHERS WITH PROHIBITIVE PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4388 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard and Pendarvis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTRUCTION ACT OF 2018" BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-250 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR, EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL PROVIDE ELECTIVE INSTRUCTION IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES FIVE THROUGH TWELVE, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMINOLOGY.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4389 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 68 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL BUS PRIVATIZATION ACT OF 2018", INCLUDING PROVISIONS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA SHALL NOT OWN, PURCHASE, OR ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL SCHOOL BUSES ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2022, AND ITS PRESENT FLEET OF SCHOOL BUSES SOLD OR DISPOSED OF ON A PHASED-IN BASIS BEGINNING IN 2019, TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR, SCHOOL DISTRICTS ON A PHASED-IN BASIS INDIVIDUALLY OR TOGETHER WITH OTHER DISTRICTS SHALL PROVIDE SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES OR BY CONTRACT MAY ENGAGE A PRIVATE ENTITY TO PROVIDE SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WITH THE PRIVATE ENTITY PROVIDING ALL SCHOOL BUSES, PERSONNEL TO OPERATE, AND AUXILIARY SERVICES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR TERMS, CONDITIONS, PROCEDURES, AND REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO THE PROVISION OF THESE SERVICES, TO PROVIDE THAT STATE SCHOOL BUS MAINTENANCE FACILITIES, ON A PHASED-IN BASIS BEGINNING IN 2019, SHALL BE LEASED OR SOLD TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS OR PRIVATE SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS OR IN THE ABSENCE OF A SALE OR LEASE CLOSED, TO ESTABLISH A "SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION REIMBURSEMENT FUND" CONSISTING OF SPECIFIED FUNDS WHICH MUST BE USED TO REIMBURSE SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR THE COST OF SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ON A FORMULA BASIS AND TO INCREASE TEACHER SALARIES FROM SAVINGS RESULTING FROM PRIVATIZATION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE LIABILITY INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO PRIVATE ENTITIES PROVIDING SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AND FOR SCHOOL BUS, DRIVER, PASSENGER, AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS IN REGARD TO THESE SERVICES; TO AMEND SECTION 59-67-460, RELATING TO CONTRACTS BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WITH PRIVATE CONTRACTORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR A GROUP OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE AUTHORIZED BY CONTRACT TO HAVE THEIR SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY A PRIVATE ENTITY WHICH FURNISHES ITS OWN BUSES, PERSONNEL, AND AUXILIARY SERVICES PRIOR TO THE REQUIRED IMPLEMENTATION DATE OF THE DISTRICT'S ASSUMPTION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT AS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 68, TITLE 59; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-67-460, EFFECTIVE ON JULY 1, 2022, WHEN THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IS TRANSFERRED FULLY TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF THIS STATE.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4391 (Word version) -- Rep. B. Newton: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-101-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF STUDENT GOVERNMENT PRESIDENTS OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING TO SERVE AS EX OFFICIO TRUSTEES OF THEIR INSTITUTIONS IF THEY ARE QUALIFIED ELECTORS IN THIS STATE OR IN AN ADVISORY CAPACITY IF THEY ARE NOT, TO PROVIDE SUCH BOARD MEMBERS ARE NOT ENTITLED TO RECEIVE SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCES AND THE LIKE, AND TO EXEMPT TECHNICAL COLLEGES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 59-117-10, 59-117-20, 59-119-40, 59-121-10, 59-121-20, 59-123-40, AS AMENDED, 59-123-50, AS AMENDED, 59-125-20, AS AMENDED, 59-125-30, AS AMENDED, 59-127-20, AS AMENDED, 59-130-10, AS AMENDED, 59-133-10, AS AMENDED, 59-135-10, AS AMENDED, AND 59-136-110, AS AMENDED, ALL RELATING TO THE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF CERTAIN FOUR-YEAR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, ALL SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS OF AN ELECTOR, SO AS TO PROVIDE A STUDENT WHO RESIDES FOR ONE SEMESTER IN THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH HE ATTENDS COLLEGE MUST BE CONSIDERED QUALIFIED TO BE AN ELECTOR AND MAY REGISTER TO VOTE IF HE MEETS CERTAIN EXISTING REQUIREMENTS; AND TO MAKE THE PROVISIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4392 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith, Clyburn and Davis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "MULTIFAMILY DWELLING SAFETY ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 21 TO TITLE 40 SO AS TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION TO ADOPT A MULTIFAMILY DWELLING BALCONY CODE ESTABLISHING MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR BALCONY RAILINGS THAT ARE PRIMARILY CONSTRUCTED OF WOOD AND ARE LOCATED IN MULTIFAMILY DWELLINGS, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT PERIODICALLY TO CONDUCT INSPECTIONS OF SUCH BALCONIES TO ASCERTAIN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CODE, AND TO PROVIDE REMEDIES FOR VIOLATIONS, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4393 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-150-330, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEBT COLLECTION LIENS AGAINST SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATION LOTTERY PRIZE WINNINGS, SO AS TO REVISE EXEMPTIONS.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4394 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PARTICIPATION IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS BY HOME SCHOOL, CHARTER SCHOOL, AND GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL STUDENTS, SO AS TO INCLUDE PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS IF THE PRIVATE SCHOOL THEY ATTEND DOES NOT OFFER THE SAME ACTIVITY, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMINOLOGY.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4395 (Word version) -- Rep. J. E. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-104-50 SO AS TO DEFINE "MILITARY MOBILIZATION" FOR PURPOSES OF THE PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIPS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-150-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS, SO AS TO DEFINE "MILITARY MOBILIZATIONS"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-150-370, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO HOPE SCHOLARSHIPS, SO AS TO DEFINE "MILITARY MOBILIZATIONS".
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4396 (Word version) -- Rep. Taylor: 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, TO PROVIDE RELATED GENERAL FUNCTIONS, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF THE OFFICE AND THE COURT, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TO PROVIDE APPLICABLE PROCEDURES, AND TO EXEMPT DATA FROM VIDEO OR AUDIO RECORDINGS MADE BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE MOUNTED RECORDING DEVICES OR DASHBOARD CAMERAS; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-100, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO EQUITABLE REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO ENFORCE PROVISIONS OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO MAKE SUCH REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICE OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REVIEW, TO PROVIDE FOR APPEALS TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES CONCERNING THE AWARD OF ATTORNEYS' FEES TO PREVAILING PARTIES, TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS EFFECTIVE UPON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RELATED COURT RULES, AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS ONLY APPLICABLE TO ACTIONS FILED AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-110, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO EQUITABLE REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC BODIES TO ENFORCE PROVISIONS OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REVIEW, SO AS TO MAKE SUCH REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICE OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REVIEW, TO PROVIDE FOR APPEALS TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES CONCERNING THE AWARD OF ATTORNEYS' FEES TO PREVAILING PARTIES, TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS EFFECTIVE UPON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RELATED COURT RULES, AND TO MAKE THESE PROVISIONS ONLY APPLICABLE TO ACTIONS FILED AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4397 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND AN ACT OF 2017, BEARING RATIFICATION NUMBER 127, RELATING TO THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE THREE SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF ORANGEBURG COUNTY INTO ONE SCHOOL DISTRICT EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019, SO AS TO REVISE PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO THE PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF THE BUDGET OF THE ORANGEBURG CONSOLIDATION TRANSITION COMMITTEE, AND TO REVISE CERTAIN OTHER PROVISIONS CONTAINING OBSOLETE 2017 LANGUAGE.
Referred to Committee on Orangeburg Delegation

H. 4398 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY REPEALING SECTION 10-1-165 RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON THE RELOCATION, REMOVAL, OR RENAMING OF CERTAIN MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS ERECTED ON PUBLIC PROPERTY.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4400 (Word version) -- Reps. Jefferson and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 10-1-177 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION TO ERECT A MEMORIAL ON THE STATE HOUSE GROUNDS TO HONOR REVEREND JOSEPH ARMSTRONG DE LAINE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4401 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford and Clyburn: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO REQUIRE THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO MUTUALLY RETAIN A PRIVATE BUSINESS OR PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE EXPERTS IN THE FIELD OF NUCLEAR ENERGY AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF NUCLEAR ENERGY FACILITIES TO AID THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN DETERMINING THE BEST MANNER IN WHICH THE STATE SHOULD SELL ITS MINORITY OWNERSHIP POSITION, HELD BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY, IN THE V.C. SUMMER NUCLEAR STATION IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4402 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 31 TO TITLE 17 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE "WITNESS PROTECTION ACT", TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES TO IDENTIFY WITNESSES WHO MAY BE IN NEED OF PROTECTION, AND TO TASK THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN COORDINATION WITH THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION (SLED) WITH THE PROTECTION OF APPROPRIATE WITNESSES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4403 (Word version) -- Reps. Pope, Clyburn and Bryant: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-11-600, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TRESPASSING AND THE POSTING OF NOTICE OF TRESPASSING, SO AS TO ALLOW FOR A DIFFERENT METHOD OF THE POSTING OF NOTICE OF TRESPASSING INVOLVING CLEARLY VISIBLE PURPLE-PAINTED BOUNDARIES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4404 (Word version) -- Reps. Bryant and Pope: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-600, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF IDENTIFICATION CARDS TO QUALIFIED RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH A QUALIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER MAY CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON, AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRAINING TO QUALIFY TO CARRY A FIREARM THAT MUST BE OFFERED TO A QUALIFIED RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT RESTRICTS THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED WEAPON ONTO CERTAIN PREMISES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4405 (Word version) -- Rep. Duckworth: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-5-2360 AND 56-5-4700, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A VEHICLE APPROACHING AN AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE AND AUDIBLE SIGNAL DEVICES AND SIGNAL LAMPS THAT MUST BE ATTACHED TO AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLES, SCHOOL BUSES, AND POLICE VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF A VEHICLE APPROACHING A PHYSICIAN RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY CALL WHILE DRIVING A PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE DISPLAYING AN OSCILLATING, ROTATING, OR FLASHING GREEN LIGHT.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4406 (Word version) -- Rep. B. Newton: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-2-105, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF DECALS AND REGISTRATION CARDS FOR GOLF CARTS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, AND THE OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS ALONG THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH A PENALTY FOR THE UNLAWFUL OPERATION OF A GOLF CART DURING NIGHTTIME HOURS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4407 (Word version) -- Reps. Ridgeway, Brown, Clyburn and Henegan: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1030, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE WITH TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICES, AND RAILROAD SIGNS AND SIGNALS, AND PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THESE VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THESE PENALTIES ALSO APPLY TO THE UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE WITH A ROAD OR STREET IDENTIFICATION SIGN.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4409 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons and Fry: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-215, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CHURCH OR RELIGIOUS SANCTUARY THAT ALLOWS A PERMIT HOLDER TO CARRY A WEAPON UPON ITS PREMISES IS NOT CIVILLY OR CRIMINALLY LIABLE FOR THE ACT OF GRANTING SUCH PERMISSION IN THE EVENT OF AN INCIDENT INVOLVING A HOLDER OF A PERMIT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4410 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson and Henegan: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-34-80, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LICENSING OF TATTOO FACILITIES, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO ASSESS MONETARY PENALTIES AGAINST PERSONS OPERATING UNLICENSED TATTOO FACILITIES.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4411 (Word version) -- Rep. Henderson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY REPEALING SECTION 48-39-40 RELATING TO THE COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT APPELLATE PANEL.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4412 (Word version) -- Rep. Henderson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 13-7-45, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING IN PART TO THE REGULATION OF TANNING ESTABLISHMENTS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO INSPECT SOURCES OF NONIONIZING RADIATION AND TO RETAIN FEES TO ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4413 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith, Henegan, Henderson-Myers and Funderburk: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 35, TITLE 43 SO AS TO CREATE A CENTRAL REGISTRY OF VULNERABLE ADULT ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND EXPLOITATION, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A CENTRAL REGISTRY OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE ABUSED, NEGLECTED, OR EXPLOITED A VULNERABLE ADULT; TO REQUIRE CERTAIN STATE AGENCIES AND AUTHORITIES TO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT WHEN THERE IS A DETERMINATION THAT AN INDIVIDUAL HAS ABUSED, NEGLECTED, OR EXPLOITED A VULNERABLE ADULT; TO ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS FOR UTILIZING THE REGISTRY; AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL OR CRIMINAL LIABILITY.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4414 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith and Clyburn: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CONTINUATION OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AFTER RECONSTITUTION, SO AS TO CHANGE THE APPLICABLE DATE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 58-3-20 AND 58-3-24, BOTH RELATING TO MEMBERSHIP ON THE COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS BY THE GOVERNOR WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE AND TO CHANGE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR QUALIFICATION; TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-140, RELATING TO THE POWER OF THE COMMISSION TO REGULATE PUBLIC UTILITIES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSION TO ACT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST; TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-260, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN COMMUNICATIONS IN MATTERS BEFORE THE COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE VIOLATIONS TO BE REPORTED TO THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 58-3-520 AND 58-3-530, BOTH RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REVIEW COMMITTEE, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE COMMITTEE'S ROLE IN SELECTION OF COMMISSION MEMBERS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 58-3-560 RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF COMMISSION MEMBERS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4415 (Word version) -- Rep. Putnam: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CONTINUATION OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION, AS PREVIOUSLY CONSTITUTED, IS RECONSTITUTED TO CONTINUE IN EXISTENCE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-20, RELATING TO THE MEMBERSHIP, ELECTION, AND QUALIFICATIONS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION, SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION MUST BE PUBLICLY ELECTED BY THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE RESPECTIVE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS IN WHICH THE MEMBERS RESIDE, TO PROVIDE FOR FOUR-YEAR TERMS, TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM AGE AND RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNOR, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE EACH SHALL APPOINT ONE COMMISSIONER TO SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE RESPECTIVE APPOINTING AUTHORITY.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4416 (Word version) -- Reps. B. Newton and Bales: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-180 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THOSE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE THAT ARE NOT OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY LAW TO UNDERGO PERIODIC REAPPORTIONMENT AND WHOSE GOVERNING BOARD, COMMISSION, OR COUNCIL IS POPULARLY ELECTED FROM SINGLE-MEMBER ELECTION DISTRICTS, RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS, OR A COMBINATION OF AT-LARGE AND SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS, MUST BE REAPPORTIONED TO A POPULATION VARIANCE OF LESS THAN TEN PERCENT WITHIN THREE YEARS OF THE DATE ON WHICH THE LATEST OFFICIAL UNITED STATES DECENNIAL CENSUS IS ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR CONTINUITY OF REPRESENTATION WHEN REAPPORTIONMENT LOCATES TWO OR MORE ELECTED MEMBERS IN THE SAME ELECTION DISTRICT, AND TO CLARIFY CERTAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE REGARDING REAPPORTIONMENT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4417 (Word version) -- Reps. Stavrinakis, McCoy, Bales and Clary: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-17-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LOBBYIST'S REPORT OF LOBBYING ACTIVITIES, SO AS TO REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC REPORT WHEN A LOBBYIST HAS PERFORMED LOBBYING ACTIVITIES OR HAD OTHER WORK-RELATED CONTACTS WITH A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, OR WITH AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, OR THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF; TO AMEND SECTION 2-17-35, RELATING TO THE LOBBYIST'S PRINCIPAL'S REPORT OF LOBBYING ACTIVITIES, SO AS TO REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC REPORT WHEN A LOBBYIST ACTING ON BEHALF OF A LOBBYIST'S PRINCIPAL HAS PERFORMED LOBBYING ACTIVITIES OR HAD OTHER WORK-RELATED CONTACTS WITH A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, OR WITH AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, OR THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-700, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO USE OF OFFICIAL POSITION FOR FINANCIAL GAIN, SO AS TO PROHIBIT MEMBERS OR EMPLOYEES OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OR THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF FROM RECEIVING ANYTHING OF VALUE FROM A UTILITY, COMPANY, CORPORATION, ENTITY, JOINT VENTURE, OR PERSON WHOSE BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE, OPERATIONS, OR ACTIVITIES ARE REGULATED, WHETHER WHOLLY OR IN PART, BY A GOVERNMENTAL REGULATORY AGENCY PURSUANT TO TITLE 58 OF THE 1976 CODE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1332, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES, SO AS TO PROHIBIT MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OR CANDIDATES FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OR STATEWIDE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OR CANDIDATES FOR A STATEWIDE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICE FROM SOLICITING OR ACCEPTING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM A UTILITY, COMPANY, CORPORATION, ENTITY, JOINT VENTURE, OR PERSON, WHOSE BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE, OPERATIONS, OR ACTIVITIES ARE REGULATED, WHETHER WHOLLY OR IN PART, BY A GOVERNMENTAL REGULATORY AGENCY PURSUANT TO TITLE 58 OF THE 1976 CODE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4418 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, G. R. Smith, B. Newton, G. M. Smith and Fry: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-170, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NECESSITY OF WRITTEN VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM BY ADDING APPROPRIATELY SIZED CHECK BOXES IN WHICH REGISTRANTS VOLUNTARILY MAY DISCLOSE THEIR POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION; TO REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO MAINTAIN A RECORD OF THE VOLUNTARY, SELF-IDENTIFIED POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATIONS DISCLOSED PURSUANT TO THIS ACT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS RECORD IS SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE VOLUNTARY, SELF-IDENTIFICATION OF ONE'S POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION PURSUANT TO THIS ACT MAY NOT BE USED TO RESTRICT PRIMARY VOTING.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4419 (Word version) -- Rep. Finlay: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018, THE TERMS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ARE FOR FOUR YEARS, AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION SERVING IN OFFICE ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2018, MAY NOT SERVE IN A HOLDOVER CAPACITY FOLLOWING THE EXPIRATION OF THEIR TERMS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4420 (Word version) -- Reps. Finlay, Huggins, W. Newton and Fry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-33-282 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A UTILITY THAT EMPLOYS THE BASE LOAD REVIEW ACT'S ABANDONMENT PROCEDURES FROM GIVING OR AWARDING TO AN OFFICER OR A "C-SUITE" OR "C-LEVEL" EXECUTIVE A SEVERANCE PACKAGE WITH A VALUE OR WORTH THAT EXCEEDS THE LARGEST SEVERANCE PACKAGE GIVEN OR AWARDED TO AN EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TERMINATED AS A RESULT OF THE UTILITY'S ABANDONMENT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4421 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith, McCoy, Ott, G. M. Smith, Ballentine, Huggins, W. Newton, Bales, McEachern, Brown and Henegan: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 25 TO CHAPTER 27, TITLE 58 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTRIC CONSUMER BILL OF RIGHTS ACT" TO DEFINE CATEGORIES OF COSTS TO BE COLLECTED THROUGH RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER CHARGES, TO LIMIT RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER CHARGES TO CAPTURE ONLY CUSTOMER-RELATED COSTS, AND TO REQUIRE EACH ELECTRICAL UTILITY TO INCLUDE A LINE ITEM ON CUSTOMER BILL STATEMENTS TO SHOW THE PERCENTAGE OF RETAIL RATES ATTRIBUTABLE TO DEFERRED RECOVERY OF THE COST OF THE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION ABANDONED DURING CONSTRUCTION PURSUANT TO SECTION 58-33-225; BY ADDING CHAPTER 42 TO TITLE 58 SO AS TO ESTABLISH STATEWIDE STANDARDS PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH THE ABILITY TO INSTALL AND UTILIZE ONSITE DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SOURCES, TO DEFINE RELEVANT TERMS, TO ESTABLISH STATEWIDE INTERCONNECTION STANDARDS, TO PROHIBIT UTILITIES FROM PREVENTING CONSTRUCTION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, TO PROVIDE THE STATEWIDE NET METERING STANDARDS, TO ALLOW SETTLEMENT-BASED COST RECOVERY FOR INVESTOR-OWNED UTILITIES FOR CUSTOMER-GENERATORS BUT TO PROHIBIT COST RECOVERY OF LOST REVENUES WITHIN THE STATEWIDE NET METERING PROGRAM, TO EXEMPT INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS WHO ADOPT ONSITE DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES FROM INCREMENTAL DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCE PROGRAM COSTS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE OWNER OF AN ONSITE DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCE WHO HAS REGISTERED WITH THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF AS A LESSOR OF THESE FACILITIES MAY NOT BE REGULATED AS A PUBLIC UTILITY FOR OFFERING A SERVICE THAT PROVIDES ONSITE GENERATION TO CUSTOMER-GENERATORS THROUGH A POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT, TO REQUIRE EACH ELECTRICAL UTILITY TO PROVIDE A DISASTER READINESS INCENTIVE TO ENCOURAGE THE INSTALLATION OF SOLAR AND STORAGE COMBINATION ONSITE DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES FACILITIES ON THE RESIDENCES OF FIRST RESPONDERS AND DESIGNATED PUBLIC SHELTERS; BY ADDING SECTION 27-1-80 SO AS TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST USE OF ONSITE DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES THROUGH RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS, DEED RESTRICTIONS, OR HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION DOCUMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 58-40-10, RELATING TO TERMS APPLICABLE TO NET ENERGY METERING, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "CUSTOMER-GENERATOR"; TO AMEND SECTION 58-40-20, RELATING TO NET ENERGY METERING RATES, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, REMOVE LANGUAGE PROVIDING THAT NET METERING RATES APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 40, TITLE 58 ARE THE EXCLUSIVE NET METERING RATES AVAILABLE TO CUSTOMER-GENERATORS; TO AMEND SECTION 58-27-2600, RELATING TO TERMS APPLICABLE TO THE LEASE OF RENEWABLE ELECTRIC GENERATION FACILITIES PROGRAMS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "RETAIL ELECTRIC PROVIDER"; TO AMEND SECTION 58-27-2610, RELATING TO THE LEASE OF A RENEWABLE ELECTRIC GENERATION FACILITY, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, PROVIDE THAT LESSORS OF RENEWABLE ELECTRIC GENERATION FACILITIES MAY OFFER WARRANTY SERVICES, AND TO REMOVE THE CURRENT TWO PERCENT CAP ON LEASED RENEWABLE ELECTRIC GENERATION FACILITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 58-27-2630, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF A RENEWABLE ELECTRIC GENERATION FACILITY LEASED TO A CUSTOMER-GENERATOR LESSEE, SO AS TO REPLACE THE CURRENT CUSTOMER-GENERATOR NOTARIZED AFFIDAVIT WITH A SIGNED DECLARATION FROM THE CUSTOMER-GENERATOR THAT IT WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO RESELL OR SELL ELECTRIC OUTPUT TO A THIRD-PARTY THAT IS NOT THE ELECTRIC RETAIL SUPPLIER; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM PROPERTY TAX, SO AS TO EXEMPT RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCE PROPERTY HAVING A NAMEPLATE CAPACITY OF NO GREATER THAN TWENTY KILOWATTS, AS MEASURED IN ALTERNATING CURRENT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4422 (Word version) -- Reps. Douglas and Brown: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 27-40-120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXCLUSIONS FROM THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN REMEDIES FOR A SELLER OF A DWELLING UNIT OR PROPERTY CONTAINING A DWELLING UNIT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 27-40-710, RELATING TO NONCOMPLIANCE WITH A RENTAL AGREEMENT, SO AS TO ALLOW A SELLER TO RECOVER ACTUAL DAMAGES AND OBTAIN OTHER FORMS OF RELIEF FROM A PURCHASING PARTY WHO OCCUPIES A DWELLING UNIT PRIOR TO THE COMPLETION OF THE SALE AND FAILS TO MAKE PAYMENTS TO THE SELLER.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4423 (Word version) -- Rep. King: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-78-55 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PREEXISTING CONDITION ON PROPERTY COVERED UNDER A SERVICE CONTRACT MAY NOT BE CLASSIFIED AS A PREEXISTING CONDITION THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE PROVIDER PROVIDES NOTICE OF THE PREEXISTING CONDITION.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4424 (Word version) -- Reps. Stavrinakis, Sottile, Clary and Brown: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-23-540 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE POSSESSION, DISTRIBUTION, OR MANUFACTURE OF A DEVICE, PART, COMPONENT, ATTACHMENT, OR ACCESSORY INTENDED TO ACCELERATE THE RATE OF FIRE OF A SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARM, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION AND TO ALLOW EXCEPTIONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4425 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith and Bales: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "PUBLIC UTILITY CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 58-33-299 SO AS TO PROHIBIT FUTURE BASE LOAD REVIEW APPLICATIONS OR PETITIONS FOR MODIFICATION; BY ADDING SECTION 58-33-300 SO AS TO REQUIRE A UTILITY TO MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS BEFORE IT MAY RECOVER COSTS OF AN ABANDONED BASE LOAD PLANT; BY ADDING SECTION 58-33-305 SO AS TO REQUIRE A UTILITY TO BEAR THE DUTY OF CANDOR TO THE COMMISSION; BY ADDING CHAPTER 41 TO TITLE 58 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC UTILITY CONSUMER ADVOCATE OFFICE, TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO ESTABLISH THE TERM AND POWERS OF THE DIRECTOR, TO PROVIDE THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE IN REPRESENTING CONSUMERS IN PROCEEDINGS AND TO ESTABLISH A SOURCE OF FUNDING; TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF OFFICES, SO AS TO TRANSFER THE STATE ENERGY OFFICE TO THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF THIS STATE, TO AMEND SECTIONS 48-52-410, 48-52-440, AND 48-52-460, AS AMENDED, ALL RELATING TO THE STATE ENERGY OFFICE, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 58-33-110, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MAJOR UTILITY FACILITY, SO AS TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS BEFORE THE APPROVAL OF A PLAN TO RECOVER THE CONSTRUCTION COSTS IN THE RATES FOR THE UTILITY; TO AMEND SECTION 58-33-220, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR THE BASE LOAD REVIEW ACT, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "PRUDENCE"; TO AMEND SECTION 58-33-270, RELATING TO BASE LOAD REVIEW ORDERS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE FOR A PARTY TO CHALLENGE A BREACH OF A UTILITY'S DUTY OF CANDOR AND TRANSPARENCY; TO AMEND SECTION 58-37-10, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO PUBLIC UTILITIES, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "ENERGY EFFICIENCY"; TO AMEND SECTION 58-37-20, RELATING TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ADOPTING PROCEDURES ENCOURAGING ENERGY EFFICIENCY, SO AS TO ESTABLISH ENERGY SAVINGS GOALS, TO AUTHORIZE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO PROMULGATE RULES, TO REQUIRE A UTILITY TO SUBMIT ENERGY EFFICIENCY PLANS AND TO ENUMERATE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PLANS, TO REQUIRE A UTILITY TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT, TO REQUIRE THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF TO PRODUCE A REPORT EVERY THREE YEARS, TO AUTHORIZE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO ADOPT REGULATIONS TO ENCOURAGE PUBLIC UTILITIES PROVIDING GAS SERVICES TO INVEST IN COST-EFFECTIVE ENERGY EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES, TO AUTHORIZE THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY TO ADOPT GUIDELINES REFLECTING THE DEDICATION TO INVEST IN ENERGY EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 58-37-40, RELATING TO INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLANS, SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO REQUIRE ELECTRICAL UTILITIES TO PREPARE INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLANS AND ENUMERATE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLANS AND TO REQUIRE THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY TO PREPARE INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLANS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4426 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson and Henegan: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-32-80, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LICENSING OF BODY PIERCING FACILITIES, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO IMPOSE MONETARY PENALTIES.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4427 (Word version) -- Reps. Davis, Fry, Elliott, Cogswell and Thigpen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-1050 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS AND REDUCING COSTS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4428 (Word version) -- Reps. Davis, Fry, Elliott, Cogswell and Thigpen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 11-11-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ANNUAL BUDGET ESTIMATES SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT COST SAVINGS AND EFFICIENCY RECOMMENDATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4429 (Word version) -- Reps. Davis, Fry, Elliott and Cogswell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-7-72, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE AUTHOR OF A BILL SHALL INCLUDE ANY ESTIMATED COST SAVINGS OR OFFSETS AVAILABLE.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4430 (Word version) -- Rep. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-60-450, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPEAL OF PROPOSED TAX ASSESSMENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A TAXPAYER MAY APPEAL THE APPRAISED VALUE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE BY SUBMITTING AN APPRAISAL OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE BY AN AUTHORIZED DEALER TO THE DEPARTMENT.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4431 (Word version) -- Reps. Williams, Thigpen and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3587, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF A SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM FOR HEATING WATER, SPACE HEATING, AIR COOLING, OR GENERATING ELECTRICITY, SO AS TO ALLOW A STATE INCOME TAX CREDIT EQUAL TO THIRTY PERCENT OF THE COST TO THE TAXPAYER FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF A SOLAR OR WIND ENERGY SYSTEM ON PROPERTY IN THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE CREDIT IN ANY YEAR MAY NOT EXCEED FIVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR EACH FACILITY OR SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE TAXPAYER'S TAX LIABILITY FOR THAT TAXABLE YEAR, WHICHEVER IS LESS, TO PROVIDE IF THE CREDIT EXCEEDS FIVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, THE TAXPAYER MAY CARRY FORWARD THE EXCESS, AND TO DEFINE "WIND ENERGY SYSTEM".
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4432 (Word version) -- Reps. Arrington, Bennett, Fry, Elliott and Cogswell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-59-95 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING IN THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR, PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS, INCLUDING CHARTER SCHOOLS, SHALL OFFER A HALF-UNIT CREDIT COURSE DEVOTED TO TOPICS RELATED TO EXPLORING VARIOUS CAREER AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND CAREER READINESS, AMONG OTHER THINGS; TO PROVIDE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, SUBJECT TO AN EXCEPTION; AND TO PROVIDE THIS HALF-UNIT OF CREDIT IS INCLUDED AMONG THE TWENTY-FOUR UNITS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND MAY NOT BE REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO THOSE TWENTY-FOUR UNITS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4433 (Word version) -- Reps. Bernstein, Clary, J. E. Smith, Felder, Thayer, Norrell, Wheeler, Thigpen and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "ENDING FORCED ARBITRATION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT ACT OF 2018" BY ADDING SECTION 15-48-15 SO AS TO PROVIDE NO PREDISPUTE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT IS VALID OR ENFORCEABLE IF IT REQUIRES ARBITRATION OF A SEX DISCRIMINATION DISPUTE, TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT QUESTIONS OF APPLICABILITY MUST BE DETERMINED BY FEDERAL LAW, AND TO PROVIDE QUESTIONS OF APPLICABILITY AND VALIDITY MUST BE DETERMINED BY A COURT INSTEAD OF AN ARBITRATOR.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4434 (Word version) -- Reps. Clary, Elliott, Cogswell, Collins and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 33, TITLE 59 SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO REQUIRE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE A UNIVERSAL SCREENING TOOL FOR USE BY LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO SCREEN STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SECOND GRADE FOR CHARACTERISTICS OF DYSLEXIA BEGINNING WITH THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR; TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC ABILITIES THAT THE SCREENING TOOL MUST MEASURE; TO PROVIDE THAT PARENTS AND OTHER CERTAIN PARTIES MAY REQUEST THIS DYSLEXIA SCREENING FOR A STUDENT; TO REQUIRE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO CONVENE SCHOOL-BASED PROBLEM SOLVING TEAMS TO ANALYZE SCREENING DATA AND PROGRESS MONITORING DATA TO ASSIST TEACHERS IN PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTION AND EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS; TO REQUIRE DYSLEXIA-SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS INDICATED BY SCREENINGS TO HAVE CHARACTERISTICS OF DYSLEXIA; TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE RELATED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS; TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO PROMULGATE CERTAIN RELATED REGULATIONS; AND TO CREATE A DYSLEXIA ADVISORY COUNCIL TO ADVISE THE DEPARTMENT IN MATTERS RELATING TO DYSLEXIA.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4435 (Word version) -- Reps. Collins, Wheeler, Robinson-Simpson and Thigpen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA DREAMERS ACT OF 2018" BY ADDING SECTION 59-112-45 SO AS TO PROVIDE PEOPLE WHO HAVE A LAWFUL PRESENCE IN THIS STATE AND ARE NOT PRECLUDED FROM ESTABLISHING RESIDENCY UNDER FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAW MAY ESTABLISH DOMICILE IN THIS STATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING IN-STATE TUITION RATES AND FEES AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND FOR STATE-SUPPORTED SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE PEOPLE WHO HAVE A LAWFUL PRESENCE IN THIS STATE AND ARE NOT PRECLUDED FROM ESTABLISHING RESIDENCY UNDER FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAW MAY ESTABLISH RESIDENCY AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR OCCUPATIONAL OR PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER, PROVIDED OTHER LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4437 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard, Jefferson, Wheeler, Robinson-Simpson, Thigpen and Henderson-Myers: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE TEACHER RETENTION STUDY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW TEACHER COMPENSATION IN THIS STATE, PARTICULARLY THE IMPACT OF LOW TEACHER PAY AND OTHER COMPENSATION INCENTIVES ON TEACHER RETENTION, AND TO EXAMINE THE PROSPECT OF INCREASING TEACHER PAY BY FIFTEEN PERCENT TO PROVIDE TEACHERS WITH A MORE ATTRACTIVE SALARY AND BE MORE COMPETITIVE WITH OTHER STATES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION OF THE COMMITTEE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE STAFFING OF THE COMMITTEE; AND TO REQUIRE THE COMMITTEE TO REPORT ITS FINDINGS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE APRIL 1, 2018.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4438 (Word version) -- Rep. Henderson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-25-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL CONCERNING THE LICENSURE OF HEARING AID SPECIALISTS, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO FACILITATE THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATION OF QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS OF APPLICANTS FOR LICENSURE, AND TO IMPOSE MONETARY PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE CHAPTER; TO AMEND SECTION 40-25-50, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION FOR HEARING AID SPECIALISTS, SO AS TO REMOVE THE PREPARATION OF QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS BY THE COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 40-25-110, RELATING TO APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSURE, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO CHARGE CERTAIN RELATED FEES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE AND ADMINISTRATION OF THESE FEES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-25-150, RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, SO AS IMPOSE RELATED DUTIES ON THE DEPARTMENT INSTEAD OF THE COMMISSION.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4439 (Word version) -- Reps. Pendarvis, Robinson-Simpson and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 11 TO CHAPTER 111, TITLE 59 SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL ADMINISTER THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE RELATED POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION, AND TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-130-350, RELATING TO THE EDUCATION LOTTERY FUNDING RECIPIENTS, SO AS TO INCLUDE SOUTH CAROLINA PROMISE SCHOLARSHIPS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4440 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith, Magnuson and Lucas: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "FORMING OPEN AND ROBUST UNIVERSITY MINDS (FORUM) ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 148 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO PROVIDE MEASURES TO PROTECT EXPRESSIONS BY STUDENTS AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS IN CERTAIN PLACES ON THE CAMPUSES OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING IN THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS FOR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, AND TO PROVIDE MEANS OF REDRESS FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ACT.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4441 (Word version) -- Reps. Williams and King: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-15-915 SO AS TO LIMIT THE TIME A TRAIN MAY BLOCK FOUR-LANE STREET INTERSECTIONS IN MUNICIPALITIES DURING CERTAIN PERIODS OF TIME.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4442 (Word version) -- Rep. Williams: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-456 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN EMPLOYEE MAY BE GRANTED BY HIS EMPLOYER A SPECIFIED AMOUNT OF ADDITIONAL PAID LEAVE EACH YEAR FOR THE PURPOSE OF ATTENDING CERTAIN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL CONFERENCES OR ACTIVITIES DURING THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK HOURS OR TO ENGAGE IN CERTAIN VOLUNTEER TEACHING ACTIVITIES IN THE SCHOOLS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE EMPLOYERS OF THESE EMPLOYEES ARE ENTITLED TO A SPECIFIED STATE INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR THESE ACTIVITIES, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4443 (Word version) -- Reps. Clary, Elliott and Cogswell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-100, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "CANDIDATE" FOR PURPOSES OF THE ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT, SO AS TO SPECIFY THAT A "CANDIDATE" IS ALSO A PERSON THAT MAINTAINS AN OPEN BANK ACCOUNT CONTAINING CONTRIBUTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CONTENTS OF STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE DISCLOSURE OF THE SOURCE, TYPE, AND AMOUNT OF ANY INCOME RECEIVED IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR BY THE FILER OR A MEMBER OF HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY FROM A DIRECT CONTRACTUAL OR EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP TO INCLUDE CONSULTING, ACTING AS AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, SALARY, OR ANY OTHER ARRANGEMENT FROM WHICH PAYMENT IN RETURN FOR SERVICES OR GOODS IS MADE BY A LOBBYIST PRINCIPAL TO THE FILER OR A MEMBER OF HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1300, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "CANDIDATE" FOR PURPOSES OF THE ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT, SO AS TO SPECIFY THAT A "CANDIDATE" IS ALSO A PERSON THAT MAINTAINS AN OPEN BANK ACCOUNT CONTAINING CONTRIBUTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1302, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS OF CONTRIBUTIONS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE APPROPRIATE SUPERVISORY OFFICE TO REQUEST IN WRITING THE DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN MANDATORY RECORDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF VERIFYING CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE FORMS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1308, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CONTENTS OF CERTIFIED CAMPAIGN REPORTS OF CANDIDATES AND COMMITTEES, SO AS TO REQUIRE A CAMPAIGN REPORT TO BE FILED SEVENTY-TWO HOURS BEFORE AN ELECTION SHOWING CONTRIBUTIONS OF MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS AND EXPENDITURES TO OR BY THE CANDIDATE OR COMMITTEE FOR THE PERIOD COMMENCING AT LEAST TWENTY DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION AND ENDING SEVENTY-TWO HOURS BEFORE THE ELECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1314, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS AND RESTRICTIONS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CERTAIN NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEES; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1340, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS BY ONE CANDIDATE TO ANOTHER AND COMMITTEES ESTABLISHED, FINANCED, MAINTAINED, OR CONTROLLED BY A CANDIDATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE CONTRIBUTION RESTRICTION EXCEPTION FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF COMMITTEES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1348, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE USE OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS FOR PERSONAL EXPENSES, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE TYPE OF PROHIBITED EXPENSES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4444 (Word version) -- Reps. Clary, Cogswell and Thigpen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1345 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A PERSON WHO HAS MADE A CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION TO A POPULARLY ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL WITHIN THE PREVIOUS FOUR YEARS FROM BEING APPOINTED TO A PUBLIC OFFICE BY THAT PUBLIC OFFICIAL WHO IS THE APPOINTING OR SELECTING AUTHORITY FOR THE POSITION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED APPLICATIONS OF THE SECTION AND FOR EXCEPTIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4445 (Word version) -- Rep. Funderburk: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 37-20-175 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT EACH CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCY DOING BUSINESS IN THIS STATE, UPON REQUEST OF A CONSUMER, SHALL PROVIDE THE CONSUMER WITH ONE COPY OF THE CONSUMER'S CREDIT REPORT PER MONTH AT NO CHARGE, TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE CONSUMER REQUESTS MORE THAN ONE COPY PER MONTH, THE CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCY MAY CHARGE THE CONSUMER A REASONABLE FEE FOR EACH ADDITIONAL COPY, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4446 (Word version) -- Rep. Funderburk: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 37-20-195 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CONSUMER CREDIT-REPORTING AGENCIES DOING BUSINESS IN THIS STATE WHEN GENERATING OR REVISING PIN NUMBERS FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS IN THIS STATE MUST GENERATE RANDOMLY SELECTED PIN NUMBERS WHICH DIFFER IN AT LEAST A MAJORITY OF THEIR CHARACTERS FROM THE CHARACTERS IN THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING PIN NUMBER THEY GENERATED OR REVISED FOR ANY OTHER CUSTOMER, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4447 (Word version) -- Rep. Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-53-1990 SO AS TO REQUIRE EVERY PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL OF THIS STATE EACH TO OFFER AT LEAST FIVE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING COURSES TO THEIR RESPECTIVE STUDENTS FOR ELECTIVE CREDIT BEGINNING WITH THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4449 (Word version) -- Rep. Pendarvis: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 340 OF 1967, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE GOVERNANCE OF THE CHARLESTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THOSE PROCEDURES WHICH THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MUST FOLLOW TO CLOSE A RURAL SCHOOL, TO DEFINE "RURAL SCHOOL", TO REQUIRE THE BOARD TO DOCUMENT THAT ANY SUCH CLOSING MUST RESULT IN A REDUCTION IN THE OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE DISTRICT TRANSLATED INTO AN ESTIMATED PROPERTY TAX MILLAGE REDUCTION THAT MUST BE REFLECTED BEGINNING FOR THE FIRST PROPERTY TAX YEAR AFTER THE CLOSING DATE, TO REQUIRE THE BOARD TO CONDUCT THREE PUBLIC HEARINGS IN THE AFFECTED COMMUNITY TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS, TO SPECIFY OTHER CONSIDERATIONS RELATING TO TRAVEL TIME AND ADDITIONAL TRAVEL EXPENSES AND THE OVERALL BENEFIT TO STUDENTS AND THE DISTRICT FROM CLOSING THE SCHOOL, TO REQUIRE THE BOARD TO PREPARE A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ON THESE ISSUES BEFORE MAKING A DECISION ON THE CLOSING AND REQUIRE THIS REPORT, UPON COMPLETION, TO BE FORWARDED TO EACH MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE CHARLESTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE PROVISIONS, A SCHOOL MAY BE CLOSED IMMEDIATELY IF IT IS DETERMINED BY THE BOARD OR APPROPRIATE HEALTH OFFICIALS THAT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER.
Referred to Committee on Charleston Delegation

H. 4450 (Word version) -- Reps. Clary and Cogswell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-5-290 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE TREASURER TO PROVIDE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AN ANNUAL REPORT DETAILING THE TREASURER'S INVESTMENTS AND INVESTMENT STRATEGIES.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4451 (Word version) -- Reps. Erickson, Herbkersman, Bowers, Bradley, W. Newton, M. Rivers and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-250 AND SECTION 12-37-290, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BOTH RELATING TO THE HOMESTEAD TAX EXEMPTION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT A QUALIFYING DWELLING PLACE ALSO MEETS ALL THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT RATIO, INCLUDING CERTAIN RENTAL PROVISIONS, AND RECEIVES THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT RATIO.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4452 (Word version) -- Reps. McCravy and Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO EXCLUDE FROM THE DEFINITION THE RENTAL OR LEASE OF PROPERTY IF THE PROPERTY MUST BE SERVICED TO REMAIN SANITARY FOR THE INTENDED USE OF THE PROPERTY, AND THE LESSOR WOULD NOT RENT OR LEASE THE PROPERTY UNLESS THE LESSEE AGREES TO THE LESSOR SERVICING THE PROPERTY.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4453 (Word version) -- Rep. G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 81 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO CREATE THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON FEDERALISM TO EVALUATE CERTAIN FEDERAL LAWS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE, TO SPECIFY THE PROCESS OF EVALUATION, AND TO SET FORTH OTHER DUTIES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4456 (Word version) -- Reps. Clary, Funderburk, Bernstein, Elliott, Wheeler, Cogswell, Collins and Thigpen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 80 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO ENTITLE THE CHAPTER "SOUTH CAROLINA REDISTRICTING COMMISSION", TO CREATE AN INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION WILL BE APPOINTED EVERY TEN YEARS AFTER THE FOLLOWING YEAR OF THE DECENNIAL UNITED STATES CENSUS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP AND PROCEDURES FOR THE COMMISSION TO FOLLOW IN REAPPORTIONING THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE, AND THE STATE'S CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4457 (Word version) -- Reps. Clary, Tallon, Collins, Elliott, Cogswell and B. Newton: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE SECRETARY OF STATE FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT THE SECRETARY OF STATE MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE FOR A TERM COTERMINOUS WITH THE GOVERNOR UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS PROVISION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4458 (Word version) -- Rep. Johnson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-11-700, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DUMPING OF LITTER ON PRIVATE OR PUBLIC PROPERTY AND ITS PENALTIES, SO AS TO RESTRUCTURE THE OFFENSES TO ENSURE CIGARETTE BUTTS AND CIGARETTE COMPONENT LITTER AND DECEASED ANIMALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE, AND TO RESTRUCTURE THE PENALTIES.
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

H. 4461 (Word version) -- Reps. Simrill, Fry, Wheeler and B. Newton: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 26-1-15, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT AND TERM OF NOTARIES PUBLIC, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NOTARIES PUBLIC APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND THE APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN THE FORMAT PROVIDED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 26-1-20 AND 26-1-25 BOTH RELATING TO ENDORSEMENT OF APPLICATIONS FOR NOTARIES PUBLIC BY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4463 (Word version) -- Reps. Spires and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-23-540 SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF UNLAWFUL DISCHARGING OF A FIREARM IN UNINCORPORATED AREAS WITHOUT APPROPRIATE SAFETY MEASURES, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4464 (Word version) -- Reps. Williams, Jefferson and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT "LIZZY'S LAW" BY ADDING SECTION 16-23-540 SO AS TO REQUIRE AN OWNER OR OTHER PERSON LAWFULLY IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, RIFLE, OR SHOTGUN TO REPORT THE LOSS OR THEFT OF EACH SUCH WEAPON, TO REQUIRE THE APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO COLLECT CERTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING A LOST OR STOLEN WEAPON, AND TO PROVIDE GRADUATED PENALTIES FOR THE FAILURE TO REPORT A LOST OR STOLEN WEAPON.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4465 (Word version) -- Reps. Brawley, Robinson-Simpson, Thigpen and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 57-9-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE FILING OF A PETITION TO ABANDON OR CLOSE A STREET, ROAD, OR HIGHWAY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MUST NOTIFY IN WRITING ALL RESIDENTIAL HOUSEHOLDS WITHIN A TEN-MILE RADIUS OF A PROPOSED ROAD CLOSURE AND THE MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION WHO REPRESENT THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE PROPOSED ROAD CLOSURE IS LOCATED, PRIOR TO FILING A PETITION FOR THE CLOSURE OF A RURAL STATE-MAINTAINED ROAD.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4466 (Word version) -- Rep. Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-2-3110 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY MAY ADOPT AN ORDINANCE THAT REGULATES THE OPERATION OF CERTAIN UNLICENSED VEHICLES UPON THE PUBLIC STREETS AND HIGHWAYS WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION WHEN THE VEHICLES ARE OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC FOR RENTAL ON A DAILY, WEEKLY, OR MONTHLY BASIS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT MUNICIPALITIES MAY ADOPT A SIMILAR ORDINANCE IN THE ABSENCE OF COUNTY ORDINANCES.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4469 (Word version) -- Rep. McCravy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1971, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF UNIFORM PARKING VIOLATION TICKETS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT EMPLOYEES OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHO REGULARLY ISSUE PARKING VIOLATION TICKETS ALSO MAY ISSUE HANDICAPPED PARKING VIOLATION TICKETS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4470 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-7-17 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF A "YOUR RIGHTS UNDER SOUTH CAROLINA LAW" DOCUMENT TO BE DESIGNED AND APPROVED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMISSION ON INDIGENT DEFENSE, TO REQUIRE THE DOCUMENT TO BE ISSUED CONTEMPORANEOUSLY WITH A UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET, AND TO REQUIRE THAT A CHARGE BE DISMISSED IF AN ACCUSED CONTESTS THE UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET CHARGE IN COURT AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IS UNABLE TO PRODUCE A "YOUR RIGHTS UNDER SOUTH CAROLINA LAW" DOCUMENT SIGNED BY THE ACCUSED OR SHOW THAT THE DEFENDANT REFUSED TO SIGN THE PROFFERED DOCUMENT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4471 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts and Thigpen: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS STUDY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW STATE LAW AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHICH TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS SHOULD BE CIVIL VIOLATIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE, TO REQUIRE THE STUDY COMMITTEE TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGARDING WHICH TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS SHOULD BE CIVIL VIOLATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4472 (Word version) -- Rep. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-850 SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "FUNERAL PROCESSION", TO PROVIDE DUTIES OF OPERATORS OF MOTOR VEHICLES IN AND OUTSIDE A FUNERAL PROCESSION, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO IS DIRECTING OR ESCORTING A FUNERAL PROCESSION IS IMMUNE FROM LIABILITY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4473 (Word version) -- Reps. Pitts and Thigpen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-7-100 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, OR REPAIR PROJECT ADVERSELY IMPACTS A LANDOWNER'S PROPERTY, THEN THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MITIGATE OR RECTIFY THE ADVERSE IMPACT OF THE PROJECT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF A DEPARTMENT CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, OR REPAIR PROJECT INTERFERES WITH ACCESS TO A LANDOWNER'S PROPERTY, THEN THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONSTRUCT A DRIVEWAY THAT ALLOWS THE LANDOWNER TO GAIN ACCESS TO HIS PROPERTY.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4474 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5015, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE SUNSCREEN DEVICES, SO AS TO REVISE THE PERMITTED LEVEL OF LIGHT TRANSMISSION FOR SUNSCREENING DEVICES INSTALLED ON THE WINDSHIELD, SIDE WINDOWS, AND REAR WINDOW OF A MOTOR VEHICLE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4475 (Word version) -- Reps. Tallon and Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-6-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND ITS DIVISIONS, SO AS TO DELETE THE DIVISIONS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT TRANSFERRED THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF CERTAIN AGENCIES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT IS COMPRISED OF THE DIVISIONS OUTLINED IN THIS CHAPTER, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAINTAIN A LIST OF ITS DIVISIONS ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4476 (Word version) -- Reps. Tallon and Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-6-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY'S ANNUAL AUDIT AND THE EXPENDITURE OF CERTAIN REVENUE GENERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT AUTHORIZES THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO CARRY FORWARD AND EXPEND CERTAIN MOTOR CARRIER REGISTRATION FEES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN REVENUE RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT MAY BE EXPENDED FOR DRUG TESTING.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4477 (Word version) -- Reps. Tallon, Hixon and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-6-187, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY WITNESS FEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE WITNESS FEE MAY BE ADJUSTED ANNUALLY FOR INFLATION AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4478 (Word version) -- Reps. Tallon and Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-23-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE ITS DIRECTOR TO DETERMINE THE LOCATION OF A TRAINING FACILITY.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4479 (Word version) -- Reps. Tallon and Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-23-80, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL IS AUTHORIZED TO APPOINT ATTORNEYS EMPLOYED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY TO SIT AS HEARING OFFICERS FOR CONTESTED CASE HEARINGS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 23-23-150, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON WHO HAS A PENDING ALLEGATION OF MISCONDUCT MAY BE EMPLOYED AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR AS A TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR, MAY HAVE THE AUTHORITY OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, PERFORM ANY DUTIES OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, OR EXERCISE THE POWER OF ARREST UNTIL THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL OR AN APPELLATE COURT HAS ISSUED A DECISION AUTHORIZING THE PERSON TO BE EMPLOYED IN THOSE AREAS, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON AGAINST WHOM AN ALLEGATION OF MISCONDUCT HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY SHALL BE NOTIFIED BY CERTIFIED MAIL OF THE ALLEGATION OF MISCONDUCT AND HIS RIGHT TO A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON AGAINST WHOM AN ALLEGATION OF MISCONDUCT HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY MUST REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING WITHIN SIXTY DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF THE ALLEGATION OF MISCONDUCT AND RIGHT TO A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROCEDURES OF A CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4480 (Word version) -- Reps. Taylor, Allison, Jefferson, Cogswell, McCravy, Henderson-Myers, Clary and Tallon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-3890, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL USE OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF CERTAIN TERMS, TO REVISE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN IT IS UNLAWFUL TO USE A WIRELESS DEVICE, TO REVISE THE PENALTIES, TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROHIBITS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FROM STOPPING A PERSON FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES SHALL MAINTAIN STATISTICAL INFORMATION REGARDING CITATIONS ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-720, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE POINT SYSTEM ESTABLISHED FOR THE EVALUATION OF THE DRIVING RECORD OF PERSONS OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE IS A TWO POINT VIOLATION.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4481 (Word version) -- Reps. Williams and Robinson-Simpson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-3-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976 RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF THE WAGES OF AN INMATE WHO IS ALLOWED TO WORK, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN INMATE WHO IS PAID LESS THAN THE FEDERALLY ESTABLISHED MINIMUM WAGE SHALL NOT HAVE THE COST FOR ROOM AND BOARD DEDUCTED FROM HIS WAGES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSITION OF THIS PORTION OF HIS WAGES.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4482 (Word version) -- Reps. Williams, Jefferson, Robinson-Simpson and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-1-290, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF INMATES THROUGH THE PRISON INDUSTRIES PROGRAM, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MAY NOT NEGOTIATE OR EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH A PRIVATE SECTOR BUSINESS THAT PAYS AN INMATE A WAGE THAT IS LESS THAN THE FEDERALLY ESTABLISHED MINIMUM WAGE.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4483 (Word version) -- Rep. Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 43-21-200, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PHYSICIANS SELECTED AS PARTICIPANTS IN THE STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM OF THE DIVISION ON AGING, SO AS TO CHANGE CERTAIN PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4484 (Word version) -- Rep. Collins: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 20-3-15 SO AS TO ALLOW FOR THE CORROBORATION OF EVIDENCE IN CERTAIN DIVORCE ACTIONS THROUGH AFFIDAVITS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4485 (Word version) -- Rep. Henderson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-1-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POWERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-1-60, RELATING TO APPEALS FROM ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT NOTICE MAY BE PROVIDED ELECTRONICALLY UPON REQUEST; TO AMEND SECTION 44-1-130, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT'S AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH HEALTH DISTRICTS AND DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARDS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE HEALTH ADVISORY BOARDS AND CHANGE CERTAIN TERMINOLOGY; AND TO REPEAL ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 44 RELATING TO THE CATAWBA HEALTH DISTRICT.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4486 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "RECOGNITION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL LICENSURE INTERSTATE COMPACT ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 61, TITLE 44 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO JOIN THE RECOGNITION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL LICENSURE INTERSTATE COMPACT IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE DAY-TO-DAY MOVEMENT OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) PERSONNEL ACROSS STATE BOUNDARIES IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR ASSIGNED EMS DUTIES AND TO AFFORD IMMEDIATE LEGAL RECOGNITION TO EMS PERSONNEL IN A MEMBER STATE; TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN EMS LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE COMPACT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF EMS PERSONNEL TO PRACTICE IN ANOTHER MEMBER STATE AND IN REMOTE STATES, WITH EXCEPTIONS, AND TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON THE APPLICATION OF THE COMPACT DURING A STATE OF EMERGENCY; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON THE PRIVILEGE TO PRACTICE UNDER THE COMPACT WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL'S LICENSE IS SUSPENDED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED AND TO ENABLE A MEMBER STATE TO TAKE ADVERSE ACTIONS AGAINST AN INDIVIDUAL'S LICENSE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO GRANT CERTAIN POWERS TO THE STATE'S EMS AUTHORITY; TO ESTABLISH THE INTERSTATE COMMISSION FOR EMS PERSONNEL PRACTICE AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, DUTIES, AND AUTHORITY; TO PROVIDE FOR ENFORCEMENT OF THE COMPACT BY MEMBER STATES AND FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-61-20, RELATING TO TERMS DEFINED IN THE "EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA", SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF "INVESTIGATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE".
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4487 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson, Hewitt and Robinson-Simpson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SCHEDULING OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROCESS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DHEC) TO SCHEDULE CERTAIN SUBSTANCES ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-280, RELATING TO REGISTRATIONS TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, OR DISPENSE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO ELIMINATE REGISTRATION RENEWAL GRACE PERIODS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-290, RELATING IN PART TO REGISTRATIONS ISSUED TO PRACTITIONERS TO DISPENSE NARCOTICS FOR MAINTENANCE OR DETOXIFICATION TREATMENTS AND TO NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS TO PRESCRIBE SCHEDULE V DRUGS, SO AS TO CHANGE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-310, RELATING TO APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATIONS TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, OR DISPENSE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO ALLOW DHEC TO DENY AN APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION FOR ANY CRIMINAL CONVICTION; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-480, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUGS WITHIN THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION (SLED), SO AS TO ELIMINATE ENFORCEMENT OF DRUG LAWS AS A FUNCTION OF DHEC; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 44-53-560 RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF AGENTS FROM DHEC TO SLED.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4488 (Word version) -- Rep. Henderson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-1650, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING IN PART TO PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO HAVE ACCESS TO DATA MAINTAINED IN THE PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE CORONERS, DEPUTY CORONERS, MEDICAL EXAMINERS, AND DEPUTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4489 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson, Jefferson and Robinson-Simpson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-170, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT KIDNEY DISEASE TREATMENT CENTERS ARE EXEMPT FROM CERTIFICATE OF NEED REVIEW REQUIREMENTS BUT ARE SUBJECT TO LICENSING REQUIREMENTS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 44-7-310 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS TO HEALTH FACILITY LICENSING INFORMATION.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4490 (Word version) -- Reps. McKnight, Robinson-Simpson and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 39, TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DIABETES INITIATIVE OF SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD, SO AS TO REQUIRE MANUFACTURERS OF DIABETES PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN COST INFORMATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, TO REQUIRE CERTAIN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT RECEIVE FUNDING FROM THESE MANUFACTURERS TO COMPILE REPORTS ADDRESSING THE FUNDING RECEIVED AND MAKE THE INFORMATION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO POST REPORTED INFORMATION ON ITS PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE WEBSITE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-46, RELATING TO MANDATED INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES, SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES TO PROVIDE NOTICE IN CERTIFICATES OF COVERAGE AND DURING OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIODS OF AVAILABLE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO TREAT DIABETES AND OF THE USE OF FORMULARIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 39-8-20, RELATING IN PART TO THE DEFINITION OF A TRADE SECRET, SO AS NOT TO INCLUDE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY MANUFACTURERS OF DIABETES PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 39, TITLE 44 AS A TRADE SECRET.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4491 (Word version) -- Reps. G. R. Smith and Burns: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-6-70, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PREPARATION OF A STATE PLAN BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE DEPARTMENT FROM CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT PERFORM OR PROMOTE ABORTIONS WITH EXCEPTIONS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4492 (Word version) -- Reps. Spires and Jefferson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-360, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIONS, SO AS TO CHANGE DOSAGE LIMITATIONS FOR CERTAIN PRESCRIBED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4493 (Word version) -- Reps. Toole and Burns: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 15-1-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE GOOD SAMARITAN STATUTE, SO AS TO REQUIRE VICTIMS TO WHOM GRATUITOUS EMERGENCY CARE IS RENDERED TO BE TESTED FOR BLOODBORNE DISEASES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO ESTABLISH CRIMINAL PENALTIES, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS, TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4494 (Word version) -- Reps. Williams, Wheeler, Robinson-Simpson and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "HEALTH ENTERPRISE ZONE ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 140 TO TITLE 44 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HEALTH ENTERPRISE ZONES IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE STATE BASED ON DOCUMENTED HEALTH DISPARITIES AND POOR HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL; TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION AND AWARD OF THE DESIGNATION; TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN TAX CREDITS AND LOAN REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE FOR HEALTH ENTERPRISE ZONE PRACTITIONERS WHO PRACTICE IN HEALTH ENTERPRISE ZONES AND WHO HIRE CERTAIN STAFF; TO ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS ADDRESSING SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE CONCERNING APPLICATIONS FOR TAX CREDITS; TO LIMIT THE TOTAL TAX CREDITS AVAILABLE TO FOUR MILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY DIVIDED EQUALLY BETWEEN AVAILABLE TAX CREDITS; TO PROVIDE FOR GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVING THE DESIGNATION AS A HEALTH ENTERPRISE ZONE AND TO HEALTH ENTERPRISE ZONE PRACTITIONERS; TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS; AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO SUBMIT REPORTS TO THE GOVERNOR AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY; AND BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3775 SO AS TO REFERENCE THE AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN TAX CREDITS AVAILABLE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 140, TITLE 44.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4495 (Word version) -- Reps. Williams, Wheeler, Robinson-Simpson and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-55 SO AS TO PROHIBIT HOSPITALS FROM CHARGING UNINSURED PATIENTS FEES IN EXCESS OF THE MAXIMUM FEES CHARGED TO INSURED PATIENTS FOR THE SAME SERVICES.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4496 (Word version) -- Reps. Bannister and Burns: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-180 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION (SLED) TO CREATE, PREPARE, MAINTAIN, AND CERTIFY A REPORT LISTING BY NAME EACH SOUTH CAROLINA POLITICAL SUBDIVISION IT HAS DETERMINED TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTIONS 17-13-170 AND 23-3-1100; TO DESIGNATE THIS REPORT THE "IMMIGRATION COMPLIANCE REPORT" (ICR); TO DELINEATE SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES RELATING TO THE SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTATION NECESSARY TO PREPARE THE ICR; TO REQUIRE SLED ANNUALLY TO PROVIDE COPIES TO THE GOVERNOR, GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND STATE TREASURER, TO PROHIBIT THE STATE TREASURER FROM DISBURSING CERTAIN FUNDS TO POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN CERTIFIED AS COMPLIANT IN THE ICR, TO AUTHORIZE SLED TO CONDUCT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS RELATING TO ICR CERTIFICATIONS; TO PROVIDE SANCTIONS FOR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS THAT HAVE BEEN FOUND TO HAVE SUBMITTED FALSIFIED COMPLIANCE DOCUMENTATION TO SLED; TO DEFINE "POLITICAL SUBDIVISION", AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE SANCTIONS AND REMEDIES DELINEATED IN THIS ACT ARE IN ADDITION TO OTHER SANCTIONS AND REMEDIES PROVIDED BY LAW.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4497 (Word version) -- Rep. Blackwell: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THOSE HOUSE MEMBERS ELECTED AT THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION OR WHO TAKE OFFICE AFTER THAT DATE, ONCE THESE PERSONS HAVE THEREAFTER SERVED FIVE CONSECUTIVE TERMS, THEY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A TERM OF OFFICE IN WHICH A HOUSE MEMBER EITHER IS ELECTED SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OR APPOINTED TO SERVE AS CHAIRMAN OF A HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A TERM FOR PURPOSES OF CALCULATING THE MEMBER'S TERM LIMITATION; AND TO PROVIDE BEGINNING WITH THOSE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE ELECTED AT THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION OR WHO TAKE OFFICE AFTER THAT DATE, ONCE THESE PERSONS HAVE THEREAFTER SERVED THREE CONSECUTIVE TERMS, THEY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE SENATE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A TERM OF OFFICE IN WHICH A MEMBER OF THE SENATE EITHER IS ELECTED PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE OR APPOINTED TO SERVE AS CHAIRMAN OF A SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A TERM FOR PURPOSES OF CALCULATING THE MEMBER'S TERM LIMITATION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4498 (Word version) -- Reps. Cobb-Hunter and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 16 TO TITLE 8 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE ACT", TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE BY WHICH CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WHO AGREE TO LIMITATIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS TO RECEIVE A PREDETERMINED AMOUNT OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR CAMPAIGNS AND TO REQUIRE ELECTRONIC DISCLOSURES OF ALL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS TO CANDIDATES FOR STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4499 (Word version) -- Reps. Cobb-Hunter and Henderson-Myers: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE RIGHT OF SUFFRAGE, BY ADDING SECTION 13 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A PROCEDURE BY WHICH A CANDIDATE FOR THE OFFICE OF SOUTH CAROLINA ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY FINANCE HIS CAMPAIGN WITH PUBLIC FUNDS AS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY DETERMINE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4500 (Word version) -- Reps. Cobb-Hunter and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-365, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO AN ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM FOR DISCLOSURES AND REPORTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH A NEW ONLINE CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT MONITORING AND AUDITING DEPARTMENT, TO DELINEATE THE DEPARTMENT'S DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, AND TO REQUIRE THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION TO ENSURE THE DEPARTMENT IS STAFFED SUFFICIENTLY WITH ADEQUATELY TRAINED LEGAL AND ACCOUNTING PERSONNEL; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1312, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CAMPAIGN BANK ACCOUNTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE ALL CANDIDATES AND ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS SPECIFIED IN THIS ACT WHO ARE REQUIRED TO FILE CERTIFIED CAMPAIGN REPORTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 13, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8 TO LOCATE, HOST, OR MAINTAIN THEIR CAMPAIGN ACCOUNTS IN A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION THAT SATISFIES THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ACT AND OFFERS REAL-TIME ONLINE BANKING OR ACCESS TO A CUSTOMER'S ACCOUNT INFORMATION THROUGH THE INSTITUTION'S INTERNET WEBSITE, TO REQUIRE ALL CANDIDATES AND ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS SPECIFIED IN THIS ACT TO PROVIDE THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION ACCESS TO THEIR CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT ONLINE BANKING INFORMATION, AND TO REQUIRE ALL CANDIDATES AND ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS SPECIFIED IN THIS ACT TO PAY, TRANSFER, OR REMIT TO THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CANDIDATE OR ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4501 (Word version) -- Rep. Cobb-Hunter: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1332, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES, TO PROHIBIT MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, CANDIDATES FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OR STATEWIDE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OR CANDIDATES FOR STATEWIDE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICES FROM SOLICITING OR ACCEPTING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM A UTILITY, AS DEFINED IN SECTIONS 58-5-10, 58-9-10, AND 58-27-10.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4502 (Word version) -- Reps. Cobb-Hunter and Wheeler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-1-200 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN ELECTED LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIAL WHOSE OFFICE IS DECLARED VACANT DUE TO A CRIMINAL CONVICTION DURING THE OFFICIAL'S TERM OF OFFICE SHALL REIMBURSE THE APPROPRIATE STATE OR LOCAL ELECTIONS AUTHORITY FOR THE ACTUAL COSTS OF HOLDING THE ENSUING PRIMARY, RUNOFF PRIMARY, OR SPECIAL ELECTION NECESSITATED BY THE OFFICIAL'S REMOVAL FROM OFFICE PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF HIS TERM; TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESIDING JUDGE BEFORE WHOM AN INCUMBENT ELECTED LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIAL WAS CONVICTED TO ORDER THE OFFICIAL TO PAY, COMPENSATE, OR REIMBURSE THE APPROPRIATE STATE OR LOCAL ELECTIONS AUTHORITY FOR THE ACTUAL COSTS OF HOLDING THE ENSUING PRIMARY, RUNOFF PRIMARY, OR SPECIAL ELECTION; AND TO REQUIRE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OR THE CIRCUIT SOLICITOR TO ASK THE PRESIDING JUDGE TO INCLUDE AN ORDER REQUIRING THE ELECTED LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL PUBLIC OFFICIAL TO PAY, COMPENSATE, OR REIMBURSE THE APPROPRIATE STATE OR LOCAL ELECTIONS AUTHORITY FOR THE ACTUAL COSTS OF HOLDING THE ENSUING PRIMARY, RUNOFF PRIMARY, OR SPECIAL ELECTION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4503 (Word version) -- Reps. Fry and B. Newton: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-180 SO AS TO PROHIBIT COUNTIES, MUNICIPALITIES, OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THEM FROM USING THE AT-LARGE OR THE PLURALITY AT-LARGE VOTING METHOD TO CHOOSE MORE THAN FIFTY PERCENT OF ITS MEMBERS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT MUST NOT BE CONSTRUED TO SHORTEN THE TERM OF A DULY ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL WHOSE CURRENT TERM OF OFFICE COMMENCED BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2019.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4504 (Word version) -- Reps. Funderburk, Cogswell and Robinson-Simpson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-150, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CLOSING OF THE VOTER REGISTRATION BOOKS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DATE ON WHICH THE REGISTRATION BOOKS MUST BE CLOSED FROM THIRTY DAYS BEFORE EACH ELECTION TO TWENTY-FOUR DAYS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-155, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS BY MAIL, SO AS TO REDUCE FROM THIRTY DAYS TO TWENTY-FIVE DAYS THE TIME REQUIRED BEFORE AN ELECTION TO FILE THE APPROPRIATE STATE OR FEDERAL REGISTRATION BY MAIL APPLICATION FORM; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-185, RELATING TO ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS FOR VOTER REGISTRATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN APPLICATION IS EFFECTIVE UPON RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION IF THE APPLICATION IS RECEIVED TWENTY-FIVE DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION TO BE HELD IN THE PRECINCT OF THE PERSON SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT REGISTRATION MADE THIRTY DAYS OR LESS BEFORE AN ELECTION IS NOT VALID FOR THAT ELECTION, SO AS TO SHORTEN THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FROM THIRTY DAYS OR LESS TO TWENTY-FOUR DAYS OR LESS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-330, RELATING TO THE COMPLETION, RECEIPT, OR DISPOSITION OF A VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION, SO AS TO SHORTEN APPLICABLE DEADLINES REGARDING THE COMPLETION, RECEIPT, OR DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES FROM THIRTY DAYS TO TWENTY-FIVE DAYS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-440, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FAILURES TO NOTIFY COUNTY BOARDS OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS OF CHANGES IN ADDRESS, SO AS TO CHANGE THE TIME PERIOD IN WHICH NOTIFICATION DOES NOT OCCUR FROM THIRTY DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION TO TWENTY-FIVE DAYS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-990, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ACCESSIBILITY OF POLLING PLACES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE PERIOD FROM THIRTY DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION TO TWENTY-FIVE DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION IN WHICH AN ELECTOR MAY APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE A TRANSFER AUTHORIZATION ALLOWING THE ELECTOR TO VOTE AT A COUNTY BARRIER-FREE POLLING PLACE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO ABSENTEE VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS, SO AS TO REDUCE FROM THIRTY DAYS TO TWENTY-FIVE DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION THE DEADLINE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4505 (Word version) -- Rep. Funderburk: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 5-15-70, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A MUNICIPAL GOVERNING BODY'S DUTY TO ENACT ORDINANCES REGARDING TIME REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATIONS, PRIMARIES, AND SIMILAR PROCEEDINGS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH STANDARDIZED PROVISIONS FOR MUNICIPAL CANDIDATE FILING.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4506 (Word version) -- Rep. Funderburk: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POLL MANAGERS AND THEIR ASSISTANTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT POLL WORKERS MUST BE RESIDENTS AND REGISTERED ELECTORS OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4507 (Word version) -- Rep. Henderson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-180 SO AS TO PROHIBIT MUNICIPALITIES, COUNTIES, OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS FROM ENACTING OR ADOPTING ORDINANCES, MOTIONS, AMENDMENTS, RESOLUTIONS, POLICIES, REGULATIONS, OR OTHER LEGISLATION THAT ESTABLISH OR PROVIDE TERMS OR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT THAT EXCEED OR CONFLICT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL OR STATE LAW RELATING TO SCHEDULING PRACTICES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4508 (Word version) -- Rep. McEachern: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE COUNTY BOARDS OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION OF A COUNTY TO REMOVE FOR CAUSE A MEMBER OF A COUNTY BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS WHOSE APPOINTMENT THE DELEGATION RECOMMENDED PURSUANT TO LAW AFTER THE MEMBER IS GIVEN A WRITTEN STATEMENT OF REASONS AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4509 (Word version) -- Reps. McKnight, Jefferson and Thigpen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-320, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA TAX RETURNS UNIFORMLY MADE PUBLIC ACT"; TO REQUIRE A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO FILE COPIES OF THE CANDIDATE'S FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURN FOR THE TEN YEARS PRECEDING THE YEAR OF THE GENERAL ELECTION AND PROVIDE WRITTEN CONSENT, IN A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, FOR THE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF THE CANDIDATE'S FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURNS.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4510 (Word version) -- Reps. Pendarvis and Jefferson: A BILL TO CHANGE THE METHOD OF ELECTING THE SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE SUMMERVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 BOARD OF TRUSTEES FROM AT-LARGE TO SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS; TO DESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THESE SINGLE-MEMBER ELECTION DISTRICTS ARE DELINEATED; AND TO PROVIDE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION REGARDING THESE NEWLY DRAWN ELECTION DISTRICTS.
Referred to Committee on Dorchester Delegation

H. 4511 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford, Williams, Gagnon and King: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-17-4080, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OBSTRUCTION OF A HIGHWAY BY A RAILROAD CAR, LOCOMOTIVE, OR OTHER OBJECT, SO AS TO INCREASE FINES, TO REMOVE CERTAIN NOTICE REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE THAT EVERY TWO HOURS OF OBSTRUCTION CONSTITUTES AN ADDITIONAL OFFENSE AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

H. 4512 (Word version) -- Rep. Bradley: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 27-31-130, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE WAIVER OF A HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME, SO AS TO ALTER CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS REGARDING THE MERGER OF INDIVIDUAL APARTMENTS WITH THE PRINCIPAL PROPERTY.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4513 (Word version) -- Rep. Bradley: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 27-31-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO AN APARTMENT OWNER'S RIGHTS UNDER A HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE VALUE OF AN INDIVIDUAL APARTMENT IN RELATION TO THE VALUE OF THE WHOLE PROPERTY BASED ON COUNTY TAX RECORDS; TO AMEND SECTION 27-31-100, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASTER DEED FOR A HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE MASTER DEED TO SPECIFY THAT THE VALUE OF EACH APARTMENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON AN ANNUAL REVIEW OF COUNTY TAX RECORDS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 27-31-190, RELATING TO A HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME'S SHARED EXPENSES, SO AS TO ALLOW FOR THE EQUAL DIVISION OF EXPENSES.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4514 (Word version) -- Reps. Burns and Chumley: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-15-305, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON THE DISSEMINATION, PROCUREMENT, OR PROMOTION OF OBSCENITY, SO AS TO EXPAND THE PROHIBITION ON THE EXHIBITION OF OBSCENE CONTENT AND TO DEFINE THE TERM "DIGITAL ELECTRONIC FILE".
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4515 (Word version) -- Reps. Chumley and Burns: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 10-1-181 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CONFEDERATE VETERANS MONUMENT; AND BY ADDING SECTION 10-1-182 SO AS TO ESTABLISH AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CONFEDERATE VETERANS MONUMENT COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE THE COMPOSITION OF THE COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION, TO ESTABLISH A DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF A PROPOSED DESIGN AND LOCATION OF THE MONUMENT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF THE COMMISSION.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4516 (Word version) -- Reps. Chumley and Burns: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 17, TITLE 60 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA AFRICAN-AMERICAN CONFEDERATE VETERANS MONUMENT COMMISSION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURPOSE, COMPOSITION, FUNCTIONS, AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION; AND TO DESIGNATE THE EXISTING PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 17, TITLE 60, AS ARTICLE 1, "GENERAL PROVISIONS".
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4517 (Word version) -- Rep. Hiott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-7-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INSURANCE PREMIUM TAXES SO AS TO INCREASE THE CONTRIBUTION TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA FORESTRY COMMISSION FROM ONE PERCENT TO TWO PERCENT.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4518 (Word version) -- Rep. McKnight: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-520, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE FORFEITURE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE TRANSFER OF SEIZED ASSETS FROM STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO FEDERAL AGENCIES WITHOUT A COURT ORDER AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL PROCEEDS FROM DRUG SEIZURES TO BE TRANSFERRED TO THE GENERAL FUND TO BE DISPERSED TO CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4519 (Word version) -- Rep. McKnight: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 15-48-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE VALIDITY OF AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE NOTICE MUST BE TYPED IN BOLD LETTERS AND ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE WRITTEN SIGNATURE OF BOTH PARTIES.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4520 (Word version) -- Reps. W. Newton and Elliott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 30-5-35, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DERIVATION CLAUSE REQUIREMENT ON DEEDS AND MORTGAGES, SO AS TO REQUIRE ALL MORTGAGES EXECUTED AFTER JUNE 1, 2018, TO INCLUDE A CLAUSE SETTING FORTH THE NAME OF THE PARTY WHO PREPARED THE MORTGAGE.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4521 (Word version) -- Reps. Pope, Bryant and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-13-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN A PERSON IS NOT TO BE ARRESTED SO AS TO ALLOW THE EXERCISE OF A COURT'S INHERENT CONTEMPT POWERS AND AUTHORITY WHEN A PERSON IS GOING TO OR RETURNING FROM ANY COURT.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4522 (Word version) -- Rep. Williams: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-11-85 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A RADIO COMMON CARRIER FROM AIRING A FRAUDULENT ADVERTISEMENT AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES; AND BY ADDING SECTION 58-12-410 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A CABLE SERVICE PROVIDER FROM AIRING A FRAUDULENT ADVERTISEMENT AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4523 (Word version) -- Rep. Stavrinakis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-43-106, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INSURANCE PRODUCERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE ONLY MAY APPROVE ETHICS COURSES ADMINISTERED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL ADVISORS, AND TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY NOT PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO THE CONTRARY.
Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

H. 4524 (Word version) -- Reps. McKnight and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-3795 SO AS TO ALLOW A TAXPAYER A TAX CREDIT FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A DIAPER CHANGING STATION AT A BUSINESS LOCATION.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4525 (Word version) -- Rep. Tallon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-23-80, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL IS AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE APTITUDE TESTING AND MINIMUM TEST SCORES WHICH SHALL SERVE AS A PREREQUISITE FOR ADMISSION INTO A BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM AT THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4526 (Word version) -- Reps. Cobb-Hunter and Henderson-Myers: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-23-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL BY DEFENDANTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE SUMMARY COURTS OF THIS STATE FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPRISONMENT MUST BE INFORMED OF THEIR RIGHT TO COUNSEL, AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR ENSURING DEFENDANTS ARE INFORMED OF THEIR RIGHT TO COUNSEL.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

H. 4528 (Word version) -- Reps. Bannister, Bedingfield, Hamilton, Putnam, Dillard, Elliott and Henderson: A BILL TO AFFIRM AND RATIFY THAT THE GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES HAS THE POWER AND AUTHORITY TO CREATE A HEALTH CARE SYSTEM THAT MEETS ITS OBLIGATIONS TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE QUALITY HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITIES IT SERVES, TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH LEGAL ENTITIES FOR STRATEGIC AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT, AND TO AMEND ACT 432 OF 1947, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM, SO AS TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM TO THE GREENVILLE HEALTH AUTHORITY.
Referred to Greenville Delegation

H. 4529 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-33-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE NURSE PRACTICE ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN BOARD OF NURSING LICENSEES MAY PERFORM DELEGATED MEDICAL ACTS BY MEANS OF TELEMEDICINE AND TO DEFINE "TELEMEDICINE"; TO AMEND SECTION 40-33-34, RELATING TO THE PERFORMANCE OF DELEGATED MEDICAL ACTS BY CERTAIN BOARD OF NURSING LICENSEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE PRACTICE OF TELEMEDICINE BY ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE PRACTICE ACT FOR PHYSICIANS AND CERTAIN OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, SO AS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DELEGATED MEDICAL ACTS MAY BE PERFORMED BY MEANS OF TELEMEDICINE; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-935, RELATING TO ACTS PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS MAY PERFORM, SO AS TO INCLUDE TELEMEDICINE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-955, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS, SO AS TO INCLUDE TELEMEDICINE.
Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

H. 4530 (Word version) -- Rep. Bradley: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM PROPERTY TAXES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A QUALIFYING CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION ACQUIRES PROPERTY THAT WILL BE EXEMPT, THEN THE EXEMPTION TAKES EFFECT UPON THE QUALIFYING CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION ACQUIRING THE PROPERTY.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

H. 4534 (Word version) -- Reps. Duckworth, Johnson, Crawford, Hardee, Hewitt and Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-39-165 SO AS TO PROVIDE COUNTIES OR MUNICIPALITIES MAY ENACT ORDINANCES REQUIRING THE PAYMENT OF FEES OR TAXES RELATED TO PAWN TRANSACTIONS OR PURCHASES, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 39, TITLE 40 DO NOT AFFECT THE AUTHORITY OF A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY TO ESTABLISH LAND USE CONTROLS OR REQUIRE A PAWNBROKER TO OBTAIN A LOCAL OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON AUTHORIZED PAWNBROKER FEES, SO AS TO REMOVE THE PROHIBITION; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-70, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RECORDKEEPING AND MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS OF PAWNBROKERS, SO AS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN DIGITAL RECORDS AND TO PROVIDE ALL PLEDGED ITEMS MUST BE HELD FOR TWENTY-ONE DAYS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-90, RELATING TO RECORDS PAWNBROKERS SHALL MAINTAIN FOR INSPECTION BY CERTAIN PUBLIC OFFICIALS, SO AS TO PROVIDE MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTY GOVERNMENTS MAY ENACT LOCAL REGULATIONS REQUIRING THE PAWNSHOPS TO PROVIDE OR TRANSFER THE PAWN RECORDS BY ELECTRONIC DATA TRANSFER TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT DATABASE; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-145, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO HOLD ORDERS, SO AS TO REMOVE THE EXISTING PROVISIONS AND PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT SHALL SEIZE SUSPECTED STOLEN OR MISAPPROPRIATED PROPERTY IN THE POSSESSION OF A PAWN SHOP, TO PROVIDE A PAWNBROKER'S RELEASE OF SUCH PROPERTY TO LAW ENFORCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE WAIVER OF THE PAWNBROKER'S INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY, AND TO PROVIDE PLEDGORS SHALL PAY RESTITUTION FOR STOLEN GOODS PLEDGED TO PAWNBROKERS UPON THE COMPLETION OF RELATED CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING THE STOLEN PLEDGED PROPERTY; TO AMEND SECTION 40-39-160, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS CONCERNING PAWN TICKETS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 15 OF ACT 262 OF 2016 RELATING TO CERTAIN AUTHORITY OF COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES REGARDING PAWNBROKERS.
Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

ROLL CALL

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

                       Alexander              Allison
Anderson               Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bamberg                Bannister
Bedingfield            Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brawley                Brown                  Bryant
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   Henderson-Myers
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   D. C. Moss
Murphy   B. Newton   W. Newton
Norrell   Ott   Parks
Pendarvis   Pitts   Pope
Putnam   Ridgeway   M. Rivers
S. Rivers   Robinson-Simpson   Rutherford
Sandifer   Simrill   G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Stringer
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Young

Total Present--119

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. V. S. MOSS a leave of absence for the day due to medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

DOCTOR OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. March E. Seabrook of West Columbia was the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

CO-SPONSORS ADDED

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

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3076 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/09/18   DAVIS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3141 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/09/18   DAVIS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3521 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/09/18   DAVIS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3523 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/09/18   DAVIS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3577 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/09/18   MCCRAVY

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 3920 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/09/18   DAVIS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4014 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/09/18   DAVIS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4066 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/09/18   DAVIS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4118 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/09/18   DAVIS

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4307 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/09/18   CLARY

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4413 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/09/18   FUNDERBURK

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4441 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/09/18   KING

CO-SPONSOR ADDED

Bill Number:   H. 4511 (Word version)
Date:   ADD:
01/09/18   KING

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 of each be changed to that of an Act, and that they be enrolled for ratification:

S. 680 (Word version) -- Senator Leatherman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-260, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN FLORENCE COUNTY, SO AS TO REDESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE AND TO CORRECT OUTDATED REFERENCES TO THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.

Rep. NORRELL moved that the House recede until 2:00 p.m., which was agreed to.

THE HOUSE RESUMES

At 2:00 p.m. the House resumed, SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE in the Chair.

POINT OF QUORUM

The question of a quorum was raised.
A quorum was later present.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

R. 128, H. 3720--ORDERED PRINTED IN THE JOURNAL

The SPEAKER ordered the following Veto printed in the Journal:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

June 12, 2017
The Honorable James H. Lucas
South Carolina House of Representatives Statehouse, Second Floor
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Mr. Speaker and Members of the General Assembly,

l am vetoing and returning without my approval certain line items in R 128, H.3720 (Word version), the FY 2017-18 General Appropriations Act.

Since January, we have announced nearly 5,000 jobs and over $1 billion in capital investment. More South Carolinians are working than ever before, and every month that passes drives us to new heights of job creation and economic growth. We are on the edge of unprecedented prosperity. The future is bright, and there is much in this budget that will help keep it that way.

This budget directs $297 million or 80% of the $371 million in new recurring funds available this year, to just four core areas: K-12 education, health service annualizations, outstanding pension liabilities and child protective services. Much of the rest is directed to mandatory reserves, economic development and criminal justice.

But in the same year that this General Assembly passed the largest tax increase in state history, there are items I simply cannot support. Those lines vetoed within this message are inconsistent with principles of accountability, transparency and competitiveness or are simply unfunded mandates, unidentifiable "pork" projects or short-sighted impediments to economic growth.

If the government is going to ask the taxpayers to contribute more of their hard-earned dollars, we must have greater oversight and discipline in government spending - not less. Ultimately, the best way to control the growth of government is to reduce the amount of revenue available for the government to spend by lowering taxes, demonstrating fiscal responsibility, establishing priorities and embracing transparency. The Executive Budget I send you in January will contain proposals consistent with this position, and I look forward to working with the General Assembly on each of them.

I urge you to thoughtfully consider each of these vetoes, and promptly sustain them on behalf of the people of this state.

Housekeeping

Veto 1     Part 1B, Page 311, Section 1A, Department of   Education - EIA - Proviso lA.64, SDE-EIA: Teacher     Supply Study

This proviso was originally included in Act 91 of 2015. With the study now complete, this proviso is no longer necessary.

Veto 2     Pa rt 1B, Page 286, Section I, Department of Education   - Proviso 1.75, SDE: Data Maintenance and Collection

On June 10, 2017, I signed H.3969, which codifies these provisions, making them unnecessary.

Promoting Sustainable Health Services

Veto 3     Part 1B, Page 344, Section 33, Department of Health   and Human Services - Proviso 33.25, DHHS: Personal     Emergency Response System

This proviso is an unfunded coverage mandate that was not requested by the Department of Health and Human Services. It forces the Department to obtain federal approval for the addition of these systems and will require the Department to request state funds in future years to maintain them. Allowing this proviso to become law sets a poor precedent for health service earmarks and is a dangerous precursor to dozens more that will certainly follow behind it.

Veto 4     Part IB, Page 441, Section 108, Public Employee   Benefit Authority - Proviso 108.12, PEBA   Contraceptives for Dependents

This proviso was not requested by the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), which manages the State Health Plan, and constitutes an $8 million annual unfunded mandate. I urge you to sustain this veto because any coverage or benefit additions to the state health plan should be fully funded.

Responsible Use of Taxpayer Dollars

Veto 5     Part lB, Page 409, Section 84, Department of Transportation - Proviso 84.12, DOT: CTC Project     Expansion

Last month, over my veto, South Carolinians were subjected to the largest tax increase in state history. This proviso allows tens of millions of gas tax dollars to be diverted away from road paving and maintenance to beautification of sidewalks, landscaping, and other lower priority activities. South Carolinians deserve to have every cent of the gas tax spent on road improvements. A vote to sustain this proviso is a vote for better roads.

Protecting Natural Capital

Veto 6     Part IB, Page 501, Section 118, Statewide Revenue -Proviso 118.14(A), SR: Nonrecurring Revenue, Item 6,     Fiscal Year 2016-17 S.C. Conservation Bank, Subfund   45D7 Carry Forward: $6,640,817

South Carolina's natural resources are a central driver of our economic prosperity. Twenty-eight million people visit our state each year, contributing to a $20 billion tourism industry.

This proviso shutters the Conservation Bank by diverting its funding into the State's General Fund and raiding the balance of the Bank's Trust Fund. The item I have vetoed today will allow it to retain $6,640,817 currently in the Trust and, combined with the $10 million appropriated in the budget and Capital Reserve, maintain the Bank's operations at roughly current levels.

While I agree with many of the criticisms regarding the Conservation Bank, I believe it is a useful tool for protecting our environment and maintaining our competitiveness. South Carolina deserves a reasoned debate about the Bank's future and mission through normal legislative processes - not the budget. I urge you to sustain this veto and work with me to properly address the issue next year.

Higher Education Accountability

Veto 7     Part lB, Page 330, Section 11, Commission on Higher Education - Proviso 11.23, CHE: Auxiliary Project     Approval

Veto 8     Part lB, Page 497, Section 117, General Provisions - Proviso 117.150, GP: Governance Summit

The Commission on Higher Education (CHE) plays an important part in overseeing our colleges and universities. The first proviso strips CHE of its role in the permanent improvement project process.

CHE currently reviews proposed college and university construction and deferred maintenance projects prior to consideration by the Joint Bond Review Committee (JBRC) and the State Fiscal Affairs Authority (SFAA). SC Code 2-470-40(b).

However CHE cannot unilaterally veto an athletic or auxiliary project. Colleges and universities are able to proceed through the normal regulatory approval process (JBRC, SFAA) should CHE express any concerns over a proposal.

Every building, brick, fixture and square foot of our public institutions belongs to the people of South Carolina. The CI IE must be allowed to exercise its oversight authority. As governor, I look forward to appointing commission members who exercise prudent and fair judgement.

The second CHE proviso directs each college and university board of trustees chairman to participate in a summit to facilitate an exchange of ideas regarding best practices for the future of higher education governance. South Carolina taxpayers have borne the cost for too many study committees, summits and reports on higher education.

Good Government

Veto 9     Part lB, Page 374, Section 49, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Proviso 49.17, PRT: Welcome Center Complex Mowing

I have instructed the Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to ensure that the state's welcome centers are mowed and in good appearance at all times, as they should be as South Carolina's front porch. This proviso is unnecessary.

Veto 10     Part lB, Page 356, Section 34, Department of Health and Environ mental Control - Proviso 34.61, DHEC:     Hazardous Waste Fund County Account

Under current law, the South Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Act allows legislative delegations in Orangeburg and Dorchester Counties to direct funds for infrastructure improvements from the Hazardous Waste Contingency Fund to county councils. This proviso would bypass local government control over these funds and allow individual legislators to use them for pet projects in parts of the county they represent. Further, this proviso broadens the definition of infrastructure to include almost any activity, including services, relevant to a project with any economic impact. This end-run around accountability invites abuse of the Fund and should not be allowed to become law.

Veto 11     Part lA, Page 85, Section 34, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Item I. Administration, New   Position Info Resource Consultant I:$0 General Funds;     $0 Total Funds

Of all the urgent needs at the Department of Health and Environmental Control - including the need to rebuild its public dam regulation program and replace failing information technology infrastructure - directing resources to create three full-time positions for an even larger communications staff should be a low priority.

Veto 12     Part lB, Page 409, Section 84, Department of Transportation - Proviso 84.16, DOT: Rest Area Contractual Payments

This proviso places government in the middle of relationships between private employers and employees. It requires the Department of Transportation to insert itself into its vendors' payroll practices and impose arbitrary payment schedules on private businesses. While well intentioned, this proviso is a clear example of government overreach that should not become law.

Veto 13     Part lB, Page 405, Section 81, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Proviso 81.13, LLR: Amusement Park Rides

This proviso suspends safety regulations for the benefit of a single go-kart track in South Carolina which uses a kart that does not meet established standards for use as an amusement ride. This places children - whose parents reasonably assume a public amusement ride is appropriately regulated - at risk and should not become law.

Veto 14     Part lB, Page 277, Section 1, Department of Education - Proviso 1.52, SDE: Lee County Bus Shop

This proviso is a solution to a problem that does not currently exist, as the Superintendent of Education has expressed no plans to close either facility mentioned in this proviso.

Lottery Scholarships

Veto 15     Part lB, Page 319; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery   Funding; Net lottery proceeds and investment earnings   above the Fiscal Year 2016-17 certified surplus - Item 1 Department of Education -School Bus Lease/Purchase:     $17,500,000

Veto 16     Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery     Funding; Net lottery proceeds and investment earnings     above the Fiscal Year 2016-17 certified surplus - Item 2     Commission on Higher Education - Research     University STEM Equipment: $1,000,000

Veto 17     Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure     Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery     Funding; Net lottery proceeds and investment earnings     above the Fiscal Year 2016-17 certified surplus - Item 3     State Library -Aid to County Libraries: $800,000

Veto 18     Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure     Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery     Funding; Net lottery proceeds and investment earnings     above the Fiscal Year 2016-17 certified surplus - Item 4     Commission on Higher Education -Carolina Career     Clusters Grant (1:1 Match): $300,000

Veto 19     Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure     Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery     Funding; Net lottery proceeds and investment earnings     above the Fiscal Year 2016-17 certified surplus - Item 5     Commission on Higher Education - Memorial     Professorship: $50,000

Veto 20     Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure     Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery     Funding; Net lottery proceeds and investment earnings     above the Fiscal Year 2016-17 certified surplus - Item 6     State Board for Technical and Comprehensive     Education - SPICE Program:$250,000

Veto 21     Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure     Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery     Funding; Unclaimed prize funds in excess of the Board     of Economic Advisors estimate - Item 1 Department of     Education - School Bus Lease/Purchase: $3,000,000

Veto 22     Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure     Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery     Funding; Unclaimed prize funds in excess of the Board     of Economic Advisors estimate - Item 2 Commission on     Higher Education - PASCAL: $1,500,000

Veto 23     Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure     Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery     Funding; Unclaimed prize funds in excess of the Board     of Economic Advisors estimate - Item 3 Department of     Education - School Bus Lease/Purchase: remaining     balance

I am vetoing these items because allocating funds before they are certified and available for use is not a responsible budgeting practice. If additional lottery proceeds become available in the next year, they should be carried forward for use as scholarships for South Carolinians.

Earmarks and Pork

Veto 24     Part IA, Page 76, Section 28, Arts Commission,     II. Statewide Arts Services, Aid to Private Sector,     $350,000 Total Funds; $350,000 General Funds

This new line in the budget gives private artists a permanent toehold in the state budget. A better use of these funds would be on classroom education for children.

Veto 25     Part lB, Page 503 Section 118: Statewide Revenue     - Proviso 118.14(8), SR: Nonrecurring Revenue, Item     31(b), Department of Archives and History, Charleston     Library Society Beaux Arts Building: $100,000

Veto 26     Part lB, Page 503 Section 118: Statewide Revenue -     Proviso 118.14(8), SR: Nonrecurring Revenue, Item 32,     Department of Commerce, IT­ology/Coursepower:     $300,000

Both of these vetoes would remove earmarks for private organizations that are both well-funded through private foundations. Further, each employs registered lobbyists before the General Assembly to further their causes. These programs may have some merit, but the State has well-identified needs that should take precedence.

Veto 27     Part lB, Page 355, Section 34, Department of Health and     Environmental Control - Proviso 34.56, DHEC:     Greenwood Sewer Extension Line

Veto 28     Part lB, Page 356, Section 34, Department of Health and     Environmental Control -Proviso 34.59, DHEC: Alida     Street Project

Veto 29     Part lB, Page 374, Section 49, Department of Parks,     Recreation and Tourism - Proviso 49.18, PRT: Horry     County Museum

Each of these provisos revises of the terms of earmarked money appropriated in past budgets from several years ago - or, in the case of Eagles Harbor, a decade ago. These three projects keep coming up year after year because local governments could not raise enough private funds to meet match requirements, or because the original projects are now defunct. These unused funds should be returned to the State and used for its critical needs.

Transparency in Budgeting

Veto 30     Part lB, Page 502, Section 118, Statewide Revenue -     Proviso 118.14(8), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 7(a),     Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Parks,     Recreation and Tourism Revitalizations: $6,175,000

Veto 31     Part 1B, Page 502, Section 118, Statewide Revenue -     Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Non recurring, Item 7(b),     Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Parks     Infrastrucute Needs: $4,000,000

Veto 32     Part IA, Page 140, Section 49, Parks, Recreation and     Tourism, Item II. Programs and Services, A. Tourism     Sales & Marketing, Sports Marketing Grant Program:     $3,250,000 Total Funds; $3,250,000 General Funds

Veto 33     Part lB, Page 502, Section 118, Statewide Revenue -     Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 14(b),     Division of Aeronautics, Airline Recruitment and     Retention: $150,000

Veto 34     Part lB, Page 502, Section 118, Statewide Revenue -     Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Non recurring, Item 4,     Department of Health and Huma n Services, Medical     Contracts: $4,900,000

Veto 35     Part lB, Page 502, Section 118, Statewide Revenue -     Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 5(a),     Department of Health and Environmental Control,     Water Quality: $3,100,000

Veto 36     Part lB, Page 502, Section 118, Statewide Revenue -     Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 8,     Department of Public Safety, Local Law Enforcement     Grants: $1,450,000

Veto 37     Part lB, Page 503, Section 118, Statewide Revenue -     Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 16,     Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness Development:     $250,000

Veto 38     Part lB, Page 503, Section 118, Statewide Revenue -     Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 28(a),     Office of Adjutant General, EMD - Hazard Mitigation     Planning Grant and Enhanced Emergency Services:     $580,000

Veto 39     Part lB, Page 502, Section 118, Statewide Revenue -     Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 10,     Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Grants     to Local Fire Districts: $200,000

Veto 40     Part lB, Page 503, Section 118, Statewide Revenue -     Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 20,     Department of Social Services, Group Home Transition     - Wrap around Services: $500,000

Veto 41     Part 1B, Page 503, Section 118, Statewide Revenue -     Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 22,     Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services,     Offender Education and Reentry Initiative: $50,000

Each of these lines in the budget represents a collection of earmarks, many unidentifiable, included with legislative projects of differing merit, purpose, and relevance to agency missions. Many of these items were not requested by the agencies receiving the funds, and members of my Cabinet cannot tell me how the money will be spent. Unfortunately, the many projects contained in these items were not put before the public to stand on their own merits. In the future, I would recommend that each one of these be listed as individual items in the budget. I urge you to sustain these vetoes in the interest of a transparent and accountable budget process.

For the foregoing reasons, I am vetoing and returning without my approval the above provisions in R128, H.3720, the FY 2017-18 General Appropriations Act.

Yours very truly,
Henry McMaster
Governor

R. 128, H. 3720--THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL

The Vetoes on the following Act was taken up:

R. 128, H. 3720 -- The General Appropriation Bill

(R128) H. 3720 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: AN ACT 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. - ratified title

VETO NO. 1-- SUSTAINED

Veto 1   Part 1B, Page 311, Section lA, Department of Education-EIA - Proviso lA.64, SDE-EIA: Teacher Supply Study

Rep. WHITMIRE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 2; Nays 111

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Hosey                  Kirby

Total--2

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brawley                Brown
Bryant                 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              Henderson-Myers
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
King                   Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pendarvis              Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Young

Total--111

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 2-- SUSTAINED

Veto 2   Part 1B, Page 286, Section I, Department of Education - Proviso 1.75, SDE: Data Maintenance and Collection

Rep. WHITMIRE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 0; Nays 113

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Total--0

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Alexander              Allison
Anderson               Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bamberg                Bannister
Bedingfield            Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Brawley                Brown
Bryant                 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               Hart                   Hayes
Henderson              Henderson-Myers        Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pendarvis              Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  Weeks                  West
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Young

Total--113

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 3-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 3   Part 1B, Page 344, Section 33, Department of Health and Human Services - Proviso 33.25, DHHS: Personal Emergency Response System

Rep. G. M. SMITH explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 113; Nays 2

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Alexander              Allison
Anderson               Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bamberg                Bannister
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brawley
Brown                  Bryant                 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                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Hardee                 Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henderson-Myers
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               D. C. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pendarvis              Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Young

Total--113

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                   Magnuson

Total--2

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 4-- SUSTAINED

Veto 4   Part IB, Page 441, Section 108, Public Employee Benefit Authority - Proviso 108.12, PEBA: Contraceptives for Dependents

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 58; Nays 54

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Atkinson               Bales                  Bamberg
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Brawley                Brown                  Bryant
Caskey                 Clary                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Collins
Dillard                Douglas                Felder
Finlay                 Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Hart                   Hayes
Henderson-Myers        Henegan                Hewitt
Hixon                  Howard                 Jefferson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Lowe                   Mack
McEachern              McKnight               Murphy
B. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pendarvis              Ridgeway
M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
J. E. Smith            Stavrinakis            Taylor
Weeks                  Wheeler                Williams
Young

Total--58

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Arrington
Atwater                Ballentine             Bannister
Bennett                Bradley                Burns
Chumley                Clemmons               Cole
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Gagnon
Hamilton               Hardee                 Henderson
Hill                   Hiott                  Huggins
Johnson                Loftis                 Long
Lucas                  Magnuson               Martin
McCravy                D. C. Moss             W. Newton
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
S. Rivers              Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Tallon
Thayer                 Toole                  West
White                  Whitmire               Willis

Total--54

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

RECORD FOR VOTING

I inadvertently voted no on H.3720, Veto No. 4. I intended to vote yes to override the Governor's Veto.
Rep. Katie Arrington

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

VETO NO. 5-- SUSTAINED

Veto 5   Part lB, Page 409, Section 84, Department of Transportation - Proviso 84.12, DOT: CTC Project Expansion

Rep. LOFTIS explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 25; Nays 85

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anthony                Atkinson
Bales                  Bowers                 Brown
Dillard                Douglas                Gilliard
Hart                   Hayes                  Henegan
Jefferson              King                   Mack
McEachern              McKnight               Parks
M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Stavrinakis            Weeks                  Wheeler
Williams

Total--25

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Anderson
Arrington              Atwater                Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bradley
Brawley                Bryant                 Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Govan                  Hamilton
Hardee                 Henderson              Henderson-Myers
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Johnson                Jordan
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
D. C. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Pendarvis              Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 S. Rivers
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  West
White                  Whitmire               Willis
Young

Total--85

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

STATEMENT FOR THE HOUSE JOURNAL

ABSTENTION FROM VOTING
BASED ON POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST

In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the S.C. Code, I abstained from voting on Veto 5 of H. 3720 because of a potential conflict of interest and wish to have my recusal noted for the record in the House Journal of this date:

The reason for abstaining on the above referenced legislation is that a potential conflict of interest may exist in that an economic interest of myself, an immediate family member, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected in violation of S.C. Code Section 8-13-700(B).

A potential conflict may exist under S.C. Code Section 8-13-745(B) and (C) because a contract for goods or services may be entered into within the next year with an agency, commission, board, department, or other entity funded through the general appropriation bill by myself, an individual with whom I am associated in partnership with or a business or partnership in which I have a greater than 5% interest.

Rep. Roger Kirby

RECORD FOR VOTING

I abstained from voting on H.3720, Veto No. 5 due to a potential conflict of interest.
Rep. Ridgeway

VETO NO. 7-- SUSTAINED

Veto 7   Part lB, Page 330, Section 11, Commission on Higher Education - Proviso 11.23, CHE: Auxiliary Project Approval

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 25; Nays 86

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Bowers                 Brawley                Brown
Clary                  Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Crosby                 Dillard                Gilliard
Howard                 Jefferson              King
Mack                   McEachern              McKnight
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pendarvis              Ridgeway               Robinson-Simpson
J. E. Smith            Weeks                  Wheeler
Williams

Total--25

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Blackwell              Bradley                Bryant
Burns                  Caskey                 Chumley
Clemmons               Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Govan                  Hamilton
Hardee                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Johnson
Jordan                 Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                D. C. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
M. Rivers              Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Young

Total--86

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on H. 3720, Veto 7. If I had been present, I would have voted to override the Veto of the Governor.

Rep. Rosalyn Henderson-Myers

VETO NO. 8-- SUSTAINED

Veto 8   Part lB, Page 497, Section 117, General Provisions - Proviso 117.150, GP: Governance Summit

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.
The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 0; Nays 115

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Total--0

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brawley                Brown
Bryant                 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              Henderson-Myers
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               D. C. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pendarvis
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Young

Total--115

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 9-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 9   Part lB, Page 374, Section 49, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Proviso 49.17, PRT: Welcome Center Complex Mowing

Rep. HIXON explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 111; Nays 3

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Alexander              Allison
Anderson               Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bamberg                Bannister
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bradley                Brawley                Brown
Bryant                 Burns                  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                 Hayes                  Henderson
Henderson-Myers        Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               D. C. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pendarvis              Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               S. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Young

Total--111

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bowers                 Caskey                 Hill

Total--3

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 10-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 10   Part lB, Page 356, Section 34, Department of Health and Environmental Control - Proviso 34.61, DHEC: Hazardous Waste Fund County Account

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 79; Nays 33

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Alexander              Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Bales                  Bamberg                Bannister
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brawley
Brown                  Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Erickson
Forrest                Forrester              Funderburk
Gilliard               Govan                  Hardee
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson-Myers
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Howard                 Jefferson              King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Lucas                  Mack                   McCoy
McEachern              Murphy                 W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pendarvis              Pitts                  Pope
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Simrill                G. M. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Weeks                  White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Young

Total--79

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Atwater                Ballentine
Bryant                 Burns                  Chumley
Davis                  Delleney               Elliott
Felder                 Fry                    Gagnon
Hamilton               Henderson              Hill
Huggins                Johnson                Jordan
Long                   Lowe                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCravy                D. C. Moss
B. Newton              Putnam                 S. Rivers
G. R. Smith            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  West

Total--33

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 11-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 11   Part lA, Page 85, Section 34, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Item I. Administration, New Position Info Resource Consultant I: $0 General Funds; $0 Total Funds

Rep. G. M. SMITH explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 109; Nays 2

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Alexander              Allison
Anderson               Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brawley                Brown
Bryant                 Burns                  Caskey
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               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
Henderson-Myers        Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               D. C. Moss             B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pendarvis              Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Weeks                  West                   White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Young

Total--109

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                   Magnuson

Total--2

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 12-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 12   Part lB, Page 409, Section 84, Department of Transportation - Proviso 84.16, DOT: Rest Area Contractual Payments
Rep. LOFTIS explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 76; Nays 35

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Alexander              Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Bales
Bannister              Bernstein              Bowers
Brawley                Brown                  Burns
Caskey                 Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Finlay                 Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Hardee                 Hart
Hayes                  Henderson-Myers        Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hixon
Hosey                  Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   McCoy
McEachern              McKnight               Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pendarvis
Pitts                  Pope                   Ridgeway
M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Simrill                G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Weeks
West                   White                  Whitmire
Williams

Total--76

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Atwater                Ballentine
Bennett                Blackwell              Bradley
Bryant                 Chumley                Crosby
Daning                 Erickson               Felder
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Gagnon                 Hamilton               Hill
Hiott                  Huggins                Long
Magnuson               Martin                 McCravy
D. C. Moss             Putnam                 S. Rivers
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Willis                 Young

Total--35

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

RECORD FOR VOTING

I inadvertently voted on H.3720, Veto No. 12. I intended not to vote due to a potential conflict of interest.
Rep. Ridgeway

VETO NO. 13-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 13   Part lB, Page 405, Section 81, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Proviso 81.13, LLR: Amusement Park Rides

Rep. FUNDERBURK explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 81; Nays 22

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Alexander              Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Bales                  Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Bowers                 Bradley
Brawley                Brown                  Bryant
Burns                  Clary                  Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Delleney
Dillard                Douglas                Elliott
Erickson               Finlay                 Forrest
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hardee                 Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henderson-Myers
Henegan                Hewitt                 Hixon
Hosey                  Jefferson              Jordan
King                   Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   McCoy                  Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pendarvis
Pitts                  Pope                   Ridgeway
M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Taylor                 Weeks                  West
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Young

Total--81

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Atwater                Ballentine
Blackwell              Caskey                 Davis
Duckworth              Forrester              Hill
Hiott                  Howard                 Huggins
Johnson                Magnuson               Martin
McCravy                D. C. Moss             Putnam
S. Rivers              Tallon                 Thayer
Toole

Total--22

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

VETO NO. 14-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 14   Part lB, Page 277, Section 1, Department of Education - Proviso 1.52, SDE: Lee County Bus Shop

Rep. WHEELER explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 85; Nays 26

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Alexander              Anderson
Anthony                Atkinson               Bales
Bannister              Bernstein              Blackwell
Bowers                 Bradley                Brawley
Brown                  Bryant                 Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Finlay                 Forrest                Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hardee                 Hart
Hayes                  Henderson-Myers        Henegan
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pendarvis              Pitts
Pope                   Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Taylor
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Young

Total--85

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Arrington              Atwater
Ballentine             Bennett                Burns
Chumley                Crosby                 Erickson
Felder                 Forrester              Hamilton
Henderson              Hill                   Huggins
Loftis                 Long                   Magnuson
D. C. Moss             Putnam                 Simrill
G. R. Smith            Tallon                 Thayer
Toole                  Willis

Total--26

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 16-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 16   Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery Funding; Net lottery proceeds and investment earnings above the Fiscal Year 2016-17 certified surplus - Item 2 Commission on Higher Education - Research University STEM Equipment: $1,000,000

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 107; Nays 3

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--107

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bennett                Hill                   McCravy

Total--3

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 17-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 17   Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery Funding; Net lottery proceeds and investment earnings above the Fiscal Year 2016-17 certified surplus - Item 3 State Library - Aid to County Libraries: $800,000

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 108; Nays 2

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brawley                Brown                  Bryant
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
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hart
Hayes                  Henderson              Henderson-Myers
Henegan                Hewitt                 Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Howard
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Parks
Pendarvis              Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  Weeks                  West
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Young

Total--108

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bennett                Hill

Total--2

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 18-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 18   Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery Funding; Net lottery proceeds and investment earnings above the Fiscal Year 2016-17 certified surplus - Item 4 Commission on Higher Education - Carolina Career Clusters Grant (1:1 Match): $300,000

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 110; Nays 2

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Alexander              Allison
Anderson               Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brawley                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
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hardee
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Henderson-Myers        Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Howard                 Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pendarvis              Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Young

Total--110

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                   Magnuson

Total--2

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 19-- SUSTAINED

Veto 19   Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery Funding; Net lottery proceeds and investment earnings above the Fiscal Year 2016-17 certified surplus - Item 5 Commission on Higher Education - Memorial Professorship: $50,000

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 19; Nays 89

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Brown                  Clyburn                Dillard
Douglas                Gilliard               Henderson-Myers
Jefferson              Mack                   McKnight
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pendarvis              Ridgeway               M. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Weeks
Williams

Total--19

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Bryant                 Burns                  Chumley
Clary                  Clemmons               Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Hamilton
Hardee                 Hart                   Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Huggins
Johnson                Jordan                 King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              D. C. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              W. Newton              Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 S. Rivers
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Young

Total--89

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 20-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 20   Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery Funding; Net lottery proceeds and investment earnings above the Fiscal Year 2016-17 certified surplus - Item 6 State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education - SPICE Program: $250,000

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 107; Nays 1

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--107

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill

Total--1

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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

VETO NO. 22-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 22   Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery Funding; Unclaimed prize funds in excess of the Board of Economic Advisors estimate - Item 2 Commission on Higher Education - PASCAL: $1,500,000

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 106; Nays 1

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--106

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill

Total--1

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 23-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 23   Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery Funding; Unclaimed prize funds in excess of the Board of Economic Advisors estimate - Item 3 Department of Education - School Bus Lease/Purchase: remaining balance

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 111; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--111

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 24-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 24   Part IA, Page 76, Section 28, Arts Commission, II. Statewide Arts Services, Aid to Private Sector, $350,000 Total Funds; $350,000 General Funds

Rep. SIMRILL explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 101; Nays 9

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Atkinson               Bales
Ballentine             Bamberg                Bannister
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brawley                Brown
Bryant                 Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Henderson-Myers        Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Martin                 McCoy
McEachern              McKnight               D. C. Moss
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pendarvis
Pitts                  Pope                   Ridgeway
M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Young

Total--101

Those who voted in the negative are:

Arrington              Bennett                Daning
Hamilton               Hill                   Magnuson
McCravy                Putnam                 S. Rivers

Total--9

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 25-- CONTINUED

Veto 25   Part lB, Page 503 Section 118: Statewide Revenue - Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring Revenue, Item 31(b), Department of Archives and History, Charleston Library Society Beaux Arts Building: $100,000

Rep. WHITE moved to continue the Veto, which was agreed to.

VETO NO. 26-- CONTINUED

Veto 25   Part lB, Page 503 Section 118: Statewide Revenue - Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring Revenue, Item 31(b), Department of Archives and History, Charleston Library Society Beaux Arts Building: $100,000

Rep. WHITE moved to continue the Veto, which was agreed to.

VETO NO. 27-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 27   Part lB, Page 355, Section 34, Department of Health and Environmental Control - Proviso 34.56, DHEC: Greenwood Sewer Extension Line

Rep. PITTS explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 104; Nays 3

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Alexander              Allison
Anderson               Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Atwater                Bales
Bamberg                Bannister              Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brawley                Brown                  Bryant
Burns                  Caskey                 Chumley
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Collins
Crawford               Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hamilton
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson
Henderson-Myers        Henegan                Hewitt
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              McKnight
D. C. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pendarvis              Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Young

Total--104

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                   Long                   Magnuson

Total--3

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 28-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 28   Part lB, Page 356, Section 34, Department of Health and Environmental Control - Proviso 34.59, DHEC: Alida Street Project

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 86; Nays 24

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Alexander              Allison
Anderson               Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brawley                Brown                  Caskey
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Finlay
Forrest                Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson-Myers
Henegan                Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hixon                  Hosey                  Jefferson
Johnson                King                   Kirby
Knight                 Lucas                  Mack
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pendarvis              Pitts
Pope                   Ridgeway               M. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Taylor                 Weeks                  West
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Young

Total--86

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atwater                Bryant                 Burns
Chumley                Daning                 Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Hamilton
Hill                   Hiott                  Huggins
Jordan                 Long                   Lowe
Magnuson               D. C. Moss             Putnam
S. Rivers              G. R. Smith            Tallon
Thayer                 Toole                  Willis

Total--24

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

RECORD FOR VOTING

I inadvertently voted to override Veto No. 28 of H.3720. I intended to vote to sustain the Governor's Veto.
Rep. Russell Fry

VETO NO. 29-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 29   Part lB, Page 374, Section 49, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism - Proviso 49.18, PRT: Horry County Museum

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 86; Nays 22

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Alexander              Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Bales                  Bamberg                Bannister
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brawley                Brown
Caskey                 Clemmons               Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Finlay                 Forrest
Fry                    Funderburk             Gagnon
Gilliard               Govan                  Hardee
Hart                   Henderson-Myers        Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hixon
Hosey                  Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Kirby
Knight                 Lowe                   Lucas
Mack                   McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               B. Newton
W. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pendarvis              Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 Ridgeway
M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
J. E. Smith            Spires                 Stavrinakis
Taylor                 Weeks                  West
Wheeler                White                  Whitmire
Williams               Young

Total--86

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                Atwater                Ballentine
Bryant                 Burns                  Chumley
Clary                  Daning                 Felder
Hill                   Hiott                  Huggins
Long                   Magnuson               Martin
D. C. Moss             S. Rivers              G. R. Smith
Tallon                 Thayer                 Toole
Willis

Total--22

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 32-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 32   Part IA, Page 140, Section 49, Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Item II. Programs and Services, A. Tourism Sales & Marketing, Sports Marketing Grant Program: $3,250,000 Total Funds; $3,250,000 General Funds

Rep. HERBKERSMAN explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 90; Nays 10

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Alexander              Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bradley
Brawley                Brown                  Bryant
Burns                  Caskey                 Clemmons
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Delleney               Dillard                Douglas
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Forrest                Fry
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Gilliard
Govan                  Hamilton               Hayes
Henderson              Henderson-Myers        Henegan
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Lowe                   Mack                   Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
D. C. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pendarvis              Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               M. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Stavrinakis            Tallon
Thayer                 Weeks                  West
White                  Williams               Young

Total--90

Those who voted in the negative are:

Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Hill                   Long                   Magnuson
S. Rivers              Taylor                 Toole
Willis

Total--10

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 32-- MOTION TO RECONSIDER TABLED

Veto 32   Part IA, Page 140, Section 49, Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Item II. Programs and Services, A. Tourism Sales & Marketing, Sports Marketing Grant Program: $3,250,000 Total Funds; $3,250,000 General Funds

Rep. G. M. SMITH moved to reconsider the vote whereby Veto No. 32 was overridden.

Rep. WHITE moved to table the motion to reconsider, which was agreed to.

VETO NO. 34-- SUSTAINED

Veto 34   Part lB, Page 502, Section 118, Statewide Revenue - Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Non recurring, Item 4, Department of Health and Human Services, Medical Contracts: $4,900,000

Rep. BRAWLEY explained the Veto.

Rep. RIDGEWAY spoke against the Veto.
Rep. RUTHERFORD spoke against the Veto.
Rep. J. E. SMITH spoke against the Veto.
Rep. HOWARD spoke against the Veto.

Rep. WHITE spoke in favor of the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 51; Nays 63

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Atkinson               Bales                  Bamberg
Bennett                Bernstein              Bowers
Brawley                Brown                  Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Daning
Dillard                Douglas                Finlay
Funderburk             Gilliard               Govan
Hardee                 Hart                   Hayes
Henderson-Myers        Henegan                Hosey
Howard                 Jefferson              King
Kirby                  Knight                 Mack
McEachern              McKnight               Murphy
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pendarvis              Ridgeway               M. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             G. M. Smith
J. E. Smith            Stavrinakis            Taylor
Weeks                  Wheeler                Williams

Total--51

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Arrington
Atwater                Ballentine             Bannister
Blackwell              Bradley                Bryant
Burns                  Caskey                 Chumley
Clemmons               Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Davis                  Delleney               Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Forrest                Fry                    Gagnon
Hamilton               Henderson              Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Huggins                Johnson                Jordan
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                D. C. Moss             B. Newton
W. Newton              Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 S. Rivers              Sandifer
Simrill                G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Tallon                 Thayer
Toole                  West                   White
Whitmire               Willis                 Young

Total--63

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 35-- SUSTAINED

Veto 35   Part lB, Page 502, Section 118, Statewide Revenue - Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 5(a), Department of Health and Environmental Control, Water Quality: $3,100,000

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 39; Nays 71

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Atkinson               Bales                  Bamberg
Bernstein              Bowers                 Brawley
Brown                  Caskey                 Cobb-Hunter
Dillard                Douglas                Funderburk
Gilliard               Govan                  Hart
Hayes                  Henderson-Myers        Henegan
Hosey                  Howard                 Jefferson
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Mack                   McEachern              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       J. E. Smith
Weeks                  Wheeler                Williams

Total--39

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Arrington
Atwater                Ballentine             Bannister
Bennett                Blackwell              Bradley
Burns                  Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Delleney
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Fry                    Gagnon                 Hamilton
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Huggins                Johnson                Jordan
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McKnight               D. C. Moss
B. Newton              W. Newton              Pendarvis
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
S. Rivers              Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Young

Total--71

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 36-- SUSTAINED

Veto 36   Part lB, Page 502, Section 118, Statewide Revenue - Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 8, Department of Public Safety, Local Law Enforcement Grants: $1,450,000

Rep. PITTS explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 47; Nays 65

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Arrington              Atkinson               Bales
Bamberg                Bernstein              Bowers
Brawley                Brown                  Bryant
Clary                  Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell               Davis                  Dillard
Douglas                Funderburk             Gilliard
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson-Myers
Henegan                Jefferson              King
Kirby                  Knight                 Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
Murphy                 Norrell                Ott
Parks                  Pendarvis              Ridgeway
M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford
J. E. Smith            Stavrinakis            Weeks
Wheeler                Williams

Total--47

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Atwater
Ballentine             Bannister              Bennett
Blackwell              Bradley                Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clemmons
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Delleney
Duckworth              Elliott                Erickson
Felder                 Finlay                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Gagnon
Govan                  Hamilton               Henderson
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Johnson                Jordan                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
McCravy                McEachern              D. C. Moss
B. Newton              W. Newton              Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 S. Rivers
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Willis                 Young

Total--65

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 37-- SUSTAINED

Veto 37   Part lB, Page 503, Section 118, Statewide Revenue - Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 16, Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness Development: $250,000

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 40; Nays 69

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Atkinson               Bamberg                Bernstein
Bowers                 Brown                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Dillard                Douglas
Funderburk             Gilliard               Govan
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson-Myers
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Jefferson              Johnson                King
Kirby                  Knight                 McKnight
Norrell                Ott                    Pendarvis
Pope                   Ridgeway               M. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             J. E. Smith
Taylor                 Weeks                  Wheeler
Williams

Total--40

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Arrington
Bales                  Ballentine             Bannister
Bennett                Blackwell              Bradley
Brawley                Bryant                 Burns
Caskey                 Clary                  Clemmons
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Gagnon                 Hamilton
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Howard                 Jordan
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
D. C. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
W. Newton              Pitts                  Putnam
S. Rivers              Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Thayer                 Toole                  White
Whitmire               Willis                 Young

Total--69

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 38-- SUSTAINED

Veto 38   Part lB, Page 503, Section 118, Statewide Revenue - Proviso l18.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 28(a), Office of Adjutant General, EMD-Hazard Mitigation Planning Grant and Enhanced Emergency Services: $580,000

Rep. HERBKERSMAN explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 20; Nays 87

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Atkinson               Brawley                Douglas
Funderburk             Hayes                  Henderson-Myers
Henegan                King                   Kirby
Mack                   Norrell                Parks
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Weeks                  Wheeler

Total--20

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Arrington
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brown                  Bryant
Burns                  Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Henderson              Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Huggins                Jefferson
Johnson                Jordan                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                McEachern              D. C. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Pendarvis              Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 S. Rivers              Rutherford
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Stavrinakis            Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 Toole
West                   White                  Whitmire
Williams               Willis                 Young

Total--87

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 39-- SUSTAINED

Veto 39   Part lB, Page 502, Section 118, Statewide Revenue - Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 10, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Grants to Local Fire Districts: $200,000

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 45; Nays 68

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Anderson               Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Bamberg                Bernstein
Bowers                 Brawley                Brown
Clyburn                Cogswell               Crosby
Daning                 Davis                  Douglas
Funderburk             Gagnon                 Govan
Hart                   Hayes                  Henderson-Myers
Henegan                Hosey                  King
Kirby                  Knight                 Mack
Magnuson               Martin                 McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               Murphy
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Ridgeway               S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             J. E. Smith            Stavrinakis
Toole                  Weeks                  Wheeler

Total--45

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Atwater
Bales                  Ballentine             Bannister
Bennett                Blackwell              Bradley
Bryant                 Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Cobb-Hunter            Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Delleney               Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Gilliard               Hamilton
Henderson              Herbkersman            Hewitt
Hill                   Hiott                  Hixon
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  McCoy
D. C. Moss             B. Newton              W. Newton
Pendarvis              Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 M. Rivers              Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Tallon
Taylor                 Thayer                 West
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Young

Total--68

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 40-- SUSTAINED

Veto 40   Part lB, Page 503, Section 118, Statewide Revenue - Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 20, Department of Social Services, Group Home Transition - Wraparound Services: $500,000

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 38; Nays 73

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                Anderson               Atkinson
Bamberg                Bernstein              Brawley
Brown                  Bryant                 Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Dillard                Douglas
Felder                 Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Hayes                  Henderson-Myers
Henegan                Hosey                  King
Kirby                  Knight                 Mack
McEachern              McKnight               Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pendarvis
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             G. M. Smith            J. E. Smith
Weeks                  Wheeler

Total--38

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Anthony                Arrington
Bales                  Ballentine             Bannister
Bennett                Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Finlay
Forrest                Forrester              Fry
Gagnon                 Hamilton               Henderson
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Magnuson               Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                D. C. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
S. Rivers              Sandifer               Simrill
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  West                   White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Young

Total--73

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

RECORD FOR VOTING

I inadvertently voted to override Veto No. 40, H.3720. I did not mean to vote on Veto 40.
Rep. Rosalyn Henderson-Myers

VETO NO. 41-- SUSTAINED

Veto 41   Part 1B, Page 503, Section 118, Statewide Revenue - Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 22, Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, Offender Education and Reentry Initiative: $50,000

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 35; Nays 72

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Anderson               Atkinson               Bamberg
Bowers                 Brawley                Brown
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Dillard
Douglas                Funderburk             Gilliard
Govan                  Hart                   Hayes
Henderson-Myers        Henegan                Jefferson
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Mack                   McEachern              Norrell
Ott                    Parks                  Pendarvis
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson
Rutherford             J. E. Smith            Weeks
Wheeler                Williams

Total--35

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Anthony
Arrington              Atwater                Bales
Ballentine             Bannister              Bennett
Blackwell              Bryant                 Burns
Caskey                 Chumley                Clary
Clemmons               Cogswell               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Davis                  Delleney               Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Hamilton               Henderson
Herbkersman            Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Johnson                Jordan                 Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                D. C. Moss             B. Newton
W. Newton              Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 S. Rivers              Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  West                   White
Whitmire               Willis                 Young

Total--72

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

RECORD FOR VOTING

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on H.3720, Veto No. 41. If I had been present, I would have voted to sustain the Governor's Veto.

Rep. Craig Gagnon

VETO NO. 6-- SUSTAINED

Veto 6   Part IB, Page 501, Section 118, Statewide Revenue - Proviso 118.14(A), SR: Nonrecurring Revenue, Item 6, Fiscal Year 2016-17 S.C. Conservation Bank, Subfund 45D7 Carry Forward: $6,640,817

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

Rep. OTT spoke against the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 43; Nays 69

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Bales                  Bamberg                Bowers
Brawley                Brown                  Clary
Clyburn                Cobb-Hunter            Cogswell
Davis                  Dillard                Douglas
Funderburk             Gilliard               Govan
Hart                   Henderson-Myers        Henegan
Hill                   Hosey                  Howard
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Mack                   McCoy                  McEachern
McKnight               Ott                    Parks
Pendarvis              Ridgeway               M. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Rutherford             Sottile
Stavrinakis            Taylor                 Weeks
Williams

Total--43

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Arrington
Atwater                Ballentine             Bannister
Bennett                Bernstein              Blackwell
Bradley                Bryant                 Burns
Caskey                 Clemmons               Cole
Collins                Crawford               Crosby
Daning                 Delleney               Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Gagnon                 Hamilton
Hayes                  Henderson              Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Magnuson
Martin                 McCravy                D. C. Moss
B. Newton              W. Newton              Norrell
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
S. Rivers              Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Spires                 Tallon                 Thayer
Toole                  West                   White
Whitmire               Willis                 Young

Total--69

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 15-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 15   Part lB, Page 319; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery Funding; Net lottery proceeds and investment earnings above the Fiscal Year 2016-17 certified surplus - Item 1 Department of Education - School Bus Lease/Purchase: $17,500,000

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

Rep. RUTHERFORD spoke in favor of the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 107; Nays 8

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

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

Total--107

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bamberg                Clyburn                Gilliard
Hart                   Hill                   Mack
M. Rivers              Rutherford

Total--8

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 21-- OVERRIDDEN

Veto 21   Part lB, Page 320; Section 3, Lottery Expenditure Account - Proviso 3.4, LEA: FY 2017-18 Lottery Funding; Unclaimed prize funds in excess of the Board of Economic Advisors estimate - Item 1 Department of Education - School Bus Lease/Purchase: $3,000,000

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

Rep. KING spoke upon the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 112; Nays 1

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Allison                Anderson
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Bernstein              Blackwell              Bowers
Bradley                Brawley                Brown
Bryant                 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               Hart                   Hayes
Henderson              Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hiott                  Hixon
Hosey                  Howard                 Huggins
Jefferson              Johnson                Jordan
King                   Kirby                  Knight
Loftis                 Long                   Lowe
Lucas                  Mack                   Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
McEachern              McKnight               D. C. Moss
Murphy                 B. Newton              W. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Parks
Pendarvis              Pitts                  Pope
Putnam                 Ridgeway               M. Rivers
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Sandifer
Simrill                G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 Toole                  Weeks
West                   Wheeler                White
Whitmire               Williams               Willis
Young

Total--112

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill

Total--1

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 30-- SUSTAINED

Veto 30   Part lB, Page 502, Section 118, Statewide Revenue - Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 7(a), Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Revitalizations: $6,175,000

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 31; Nays 81

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Atkinson               Bamberg                Brown
Cobb-Hunter            Dillard                Douglas
Funderburk             Gilliard               Govan
Hart                   Hayes                  Henegan
Kirby                  Knight                 Mack
McEachern              McKnight               Norrell
Ott                    Pendarvis              Ridgeway
M. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       Stavrinakis
Toole                  Weeks                  Wheeler
Williams

Total--31

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Arrington
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brawley                Bryant                 Caskey
Clary                  Clemmons               Clyburn
Cogswell               Cole                   Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Gagnon                 Hamilton
Henderson              Henderson-Myers        Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hill                   Hiott
Hixon                  Hosey                  Howard
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 King                   Loftis
Long                   Lowe                   Lucas
Magnuson               Martin                 McCoy
McCravy                D. C. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              Parks                  Pitts
Pope                   Putnam                 S. Rivers
Sandifer               Simrill                G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith            Sottile
Spires                 Tallon                 Taylor
Thayer                 West                   White
Whitmire               Willis                 Young

Total--81

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 31-- SUSTAINED

Veto 31   Part 18, Page 502, Section 118, Statewide Revenue - Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 7(b), Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Parks Infrastrucute Needs: $4,000,000

Rep. WHITE explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 25; Nays 78

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anderson               Anthony
Atkinson               Bamberg                Brown
Funderburk             Gilliard               Hayes
Henderson-Myers        Henegan                King
Kirby                  Knight                 McEachern
McKnight               Norrell                Parks
Pendarvis              Ridgeway               M. Rivers
Robinson-Simpson       Weeks                  Wheeler
Williams

Total--25

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Arrington
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bannister              Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brawley                Burns                  Caskey
Chumley                Clary                  Clemmons
Cole                   Collins                Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Dillard                Duckworth
Elliott                Erickson               Felder
Finlay                 Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Gagnon                 Hamilton
Henderson              Hewitt                 Hill
Hiott                  Hixon                  Hosey
Huggins                Jefferson              Johnson
Jordan                 Loftis                 Long
Lowe                   Lucas                  Magnuson
Martin                 McCoy                  McCravy
D. C. Moss             Murphy                 B. Newton
Pitts                  Pope                   Putnam
S. Rivers              Sandifer               Simrill
G. M. Smith            G. R. Smith            J. E. Smith
Sottile                Spires                 Stavrinakis
Tallon                 Taylor                 Thayer
Toole                  West                   White
Whitmire               Willis                 Young

Total--78

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

VETO NO. 33-- CONTINUED

Veto 33   Part lB, Page 502, Section 118, Statewide Revenue - Proviso 118.14(B), SR: Nonrecurring, Item 14(b), Division of Aeronautics, Airline Recruitment and Retention: $150,000

Rep. WHITE moved to continue the Veto, which was agreed to.

VETO NO. 4-- RECONSIDERED AND SUSTAINED

Veto 4   Part IB, Page 441, Section 108, Public Employee Benefit Authority - Proviso 108.12, PEBA: Contraceptives for Dependents
Rep. ARRINGTON moved to reconsider the vote whereby Veto No. 4 was sustained, which was agreed to..

Rep. BERNSTEIN spoke against the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Item become a part of the law, the veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 56; Nays 44

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander              Anthony                Arrington
Atkinson               Bales                  Bamberg
Bannister              Bennett                Bernstein
Blackwell              Bowers                 Brawley
Brown                  Caskey                 Clary
Cobb-Hunter            Collins                Dillard
Douglas                Felder                 Finlay
Funderburk             Gilliard               Govan
Hayes                  Henderson-Myers        Henegan
Hewitt                 Hixon                  Hosey
Howard                 Jefferson              King
Kirby                  Knight                 Lowe
Mack                   McCoy                  McEachern
McKnight               Murphy                 B. Newton
Norrell                Ott                    Pendarvis
Ridgeway               M. Rivers              Rutherford
Sandifer               J. E. Smith            Stavrinakis
Taylor                 Weeks                  Wheeler
Williams               Young

Total--56

Those who voted in the negative are:

                       Allison                Atwater
Ballentine             Bradley                Burns
Chumley                Clemmons               Crawford
Crosby                 Daning                 Davis
Delleney               Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Forrest                Forrester
Fry                    Gagnon                 Hamilton
Henderson              Hill                   Hiott
Johnson                Loftis                 Long
Lucas                  Magnuson               Martin
McCravy                D. C. Moss             Pitts
S. Rivers              Robinson-Simpson       G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith            Sottile                Tallon
Thayer                 West                   White
Whitmire               Willis

Total--44

So, the Veto of the Governor was sustained and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., Tuesday, January 9
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has overridden the Veto by the Governor on R. 127, S. 662 by a vote of 35 to 2

(R127) S. 662 (Word version) -- Senators J. Matthews and Hutto: AN ACT TO CONSOLIDATE THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ORANGEBURG COUNTY INTO ONE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS THE ORANGEBURG COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE ORDERLY TRANSITION TO A SINGLE SCHOOL DISTRICT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, ITS ELECTION, POWERS, AND DUTIES; TO PROVIDE THAT A DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT IS THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF THE DISTRICT AND IS RESPONSIBLE TO THE BOARD FOR THE PROPER ADMINISTRATION OF ALL AFFAIRS OF THE DISTRICT AND SUBJECT TO ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW RELATING TO HIS DUTIES. - ratified title

Very respectfully,
President

R. 127, S. 662--ORDERED PRINTED IN THE JOURNAL

The SPEAKER ordered the following Veto printed in the Journal:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

June 9, 2017
The Honorable Kevin L. Bryant
President of the Senate
State House, First Floor, East Wing
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Dear Mr. President and Members of the Senate:

I am hereby vetoing and returning without my approval R-127, S. 662 (Word version), which seeks to consolidate public school districts in Orangeburg County. While I commend the Orangeburg County Legislative Delegation ("Legislative Delegation") for endeavoring to address their local school issues, I must veto this bill because it is unconstitutional as written. The out-of-control administrative costs exposed by the Abbeville case require urgent consideration, but as explained to the bill 's sponsor, I cannot sign a bill with such clear-cut constitutional violations. Passing faulty law is not an acceptable remedy for years of inaction in our school districts.

At present, Orangeburg County is divided into three distinct public school districts. This fractured arrangement has led to precisely the sort of wastefulness alluded to by the Supreme Court of South Carolina in the Abbeville litigation-namely, "administrative costs which are disproportionate to the number of students served by [each] district, and which divert precious funding and resources from the classroom." Abbeville Cty. School Dist. v. State (Abbeville JI), 410 S.C. 619, 649, 767 S.E.2d 157, 172-73 (2014). Unfortunately, as mentioned above, one aspect of the approach outlined in S. 662 is problematic and compels a veto.

In order to coordinate and facilitate the consolidation of the three existing school districts, S. 662 creates the Orangeburg Consolidation Transition Committee ("Transition Committee"). To this end, the Transition Committee is charged with preparing a budget for submission to and approval by the Legislative Delegation. Simply put, our constitutional separation of powers prohibits local legislative delegations from retaining budgetary control. See Gould v. Bar/on, 256 S.C. 175, 201- 02, 181 S.E.2d 662, 674 ( l 971)("The power to approve the budget of the commission carries with it the power to disapprove until the budget conforms to the legislative wish, and thereby places in the Legislative Delegation control of the administration of the funds of the commission."); see also Charleston Cly. Parents for Public Schools, Inc. v. Moseley, 343 S.C. 509, 519, 541 S.E.2d 533, 539 (2001) (collecting cases). S. 662, like other bills I have vetoed this session, attempts to vest the Legislative Delegation with the authority to both initiate and execute special legislation, in violation of Article I, Section 8 of the South Carolina Constitution.

I am committed to the education of South Carolina's children. If we are to remain competitive, we must find new and innovative solutions to address struggling schools. A South Carolina Department of Education study contemplates savings of $89 million over five years through consolidation efforts. However, we must accomplish these changes lawfully.

For the foregoing reasons, I am respectfully vetoing R-127, S. 662 and returning the same without my signature. I encourage S. 662's sponsors to send me revised legislation correcting this issue.

Yours very truly,
Henry McMaster
Governor

R. 127, S. 662--GOVERNOR'S VETO OVERRIDDEN

The Veto on the following Act was taken up:

(R127) S. 662 (Word version) -- Senators J. Matthews and Hutto: AN ACT TO CONSOLIDATE THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ORANGEBURG COUNTY INTO ONE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS THE ORANGEBURG COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE ORDERLY TRANSITION TO A SINGLE SCHOOL DISTRICT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, ITS ELECTION, POWERS, AND DUTIES; TO PROVIDE THAT A DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT IS THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF THE DISTRICT AND IS RESPONSIBLE TO THE BOARD FOR THE PROPER ADMINISTRATION OF ALL AFFAIRS OF THE DISTRICT AND SUBJECT TO ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW RELATING TO HIS DUTIES. - ratified title

Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the Veto.

The question was put, shall the Act become a part of the law, the Veto of his Excellency, the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding, the yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 86; Nays 3

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

                       Alexander              Allison
Anthony                Arrington              Atkinson
Atwater                Bales                  Ballentine
Bamberg                Bannister              Bennett
Blackwell              Bowers                 Bradley
Brawley                Brown                  Clary
Clemmons               Cobb-Hunter            Collins
Crawford               Crosby                 Daning
Davis                  Delleney               Dillard
Douglas                Duckworth              Elliott
Erickson               Felder                 Forrest
Forrester              Fry                    Funderburk
Gagnon                 Gilliard               Govan
Hamilton               Hayes                  Henderson
Henderson-Myers        Henegan                Herbkersman
Hewitt                 Hixon                  Hosey
Jefferson              Johnson                King
Kirby                  Knight                 Loftis
Lucas                  Mack                   Martin
McCoy                  McCravy                McEachern
McKnight               D. C. Moss             Murphy
B. Newton              Norrell                Ott
Pendarvis              Pitts                  Ridgeway
M. Rivers              S. Rivers              Sandifer
J. E. Smith            Sottile                Spires
Stavrinakis            Tallon                 Taylor
Weeks                  West                   Wheeler
White                  Whitmire               Williams
Willis                 Young

Total--86

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                   Magnuson               G. R. Smith

Total--3

So, the Veto of the Governor was overridden and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

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

RETURNED WITH CONCURRENCE

The Senate returned to the House with concurrence the following:

H. 4108 (Word version) -- Reps. Hardee, 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, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McKnight, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pitts, Pope, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, M. Rivers, S. Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Weeks, West, Wheeler, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE PASSING OF REVEREND CARL N. HARRIS OF HORRY COUNTY AND TO EXTEND THEIR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS LARGE AND LOVING FAMILY AND HIS MANY FRIENDS.

ADJOURNMENT

At 5:46 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. COBB-HUNTER, adjourned in memory of Dr. Oscar P. Buttler, Jr. of Orangeburg, to meet at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow.

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