South Carolina General Assembly
122st Session, 2017-2018
Legislation Introduced into the Senate

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR FEBRUARY 8, 2017

S. 380 (Word version) -- Senator Davis: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE COURAGEOUS AND SELFLESS ACTIONS OF FIRST RESPONDERS, UTILITY WORKERS, LOCAL OFFICIALS, RESIDENTS AND OTHERS IN BEAUFORT COUNTY WHO RISKED THEIR OWN SAFETY BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW IN ORDER TO KEEP THEIR NEIGHBORS SAFE
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 381 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-2870, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CIGARETTES FOUND NOT HAVING AFFIXED TO THE PACKAGE CERTAIN STAMPS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CIGARETTES FOUND AT ANY POINT NOT HAVING AFFIXED TO THE PACKAGE CERTAIN STAMPS ARE CONSIDERED CONTRABAND.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 382 (Word version) -- Senator Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 30-9-37 SO AS TO PROHIBIT RECORDS OF CERTAIN MINOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS FROM APPEARING IN PUBLIC INDEXES, AND TO DIRECT ALL COUNTY CLERKS OF COURT TO REMOVE SUCH RECORDS WITHIN SIX MONTHS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 383 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE FEBRUARY 26 THROUGH MARCH 4, 2017 AS EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK IN SOUTH CAROLINA, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 384 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen, Sabb, Reese, Allen, McElveen, Jackson, Hutto, Williams, McLeod, Scott, Johnson, M. B. Matthews, Setzler, J. Matthews, Nicholson, Fanning and Kimpson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 57-11-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE FUNDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO CREATE THE RURAL ROADS FUND FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR IN THE RURAL COUNTIES OF THIS STATE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-28-310, RELATING TO THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE, SO AS TO PHASE IN AN INCREASE OF EIGHT CENTS ON THE FEE OVER FOUR YEARS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-11-410 AND 56-11-450, BOTH RELATING TO THE ROAD TAX, SO AS TO INCREASE THE ROAD TAX IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-620, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BIENNIAL REGISTRATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, SO AS TO INCREASE THE FEE FOR THE REGISTRATION; BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-645 SO AS TO IMPOSE A ROAD USE FEE ON CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES THAT OPERATE ON FUEL THAT IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE AND CERTAIN OTHER FUELS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2110, RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM SALES TAX, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM TAX ON MOTOR VEHICLES WITH A VALUE OF GREATER THAN THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS; AND TO AMEND ARTICLE 23, CHAPTER 37, TITLE 12, RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIERS, SO AS TO DEFINE TERMS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ARTICLE DOES NOT APPLY TO A SMALL COMMERCIAL VEHICLE, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN VEHICLES ARE ASSESSED AND APPORTIONED BASED ON A ROAD USE FEE INSTEAD OF PROPERTY TAXES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ROAD USE FEE IS DUE AT THE SAME TIME AS REGISTRATION FEES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE ROAD USE FEE, AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN SEMITRAILERS, TRAILERS, LARGE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES, AND BUSES FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 385 (Word version) -- Senator Corbin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-19-10(A) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION, BY DELETING PROCEDURES TO REVIEW THE QUALIFICATIONS OF RETIRED JUDGES FOR CONTINUED JUDICIAL SERVICE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 2-19-100, RELATING TO THE ELIGIBILITY OF RETIRED JUDGES FOR APPOINTMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT A RETIRED JUSTICE OR JUDGE IS PROHIBITED FROM ENGAGING IN CONTINUED JUDICIAL SERVICE FOLLOWING HIS RETIREMENT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 386 (Word version) -- Senator Corbin: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AMEND ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, JUDGES ON THE COURT OF APPEALS, AND CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE RATHER THAN BEING ELECTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO REPEAL PROVISIONS REQUIRING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ESTABLISH A JUDICIAL MERIT SCREENING COMMISSION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 387 (Word version) -- Senator Corbin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-19-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION SHALL CONSIST OF TWO MEMBERS FROM EACH OF THE SEVEN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DISTRICTS AND ONE MEMBER FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC, APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, WHO SHALL SERVE AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE THAT NO MEMBER MAY SERVE FOR MORE THAN TWO TERMS; TO PROVIDE THAT NO CURRENT MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY SERVE ON THE COMMISSION; AND TO PROVIDE THAT A FORMER MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY NOT SERVE ON THE COMMISSION UNTIL FIVE YEARS AFTER LEAVING OFFICE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 388 (Word version) -- Senator Corbin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1965 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO FREE PARKING FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO IS HANDICAPPED MUST BE ALLOWED TO PARK IN METERED OR TIMED PARKING PLACES, INCLUDING THOSE METERED OR TIMED PARKING PLACES AT AN AIRPORT, WITHOUT BEING SUBJECT TO FEES OR FINES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 389 (Word version) -- Senators J. Matthews, Rankin, Setzler and Hutto: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "TEACHERS OF TOMORROW CERTIFICATION ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 25, TITLE 59 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE TO TEACHER CERTIFICATION FOR PERSONS CERTIFIED BY TEACHERS OF TOMORROW.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 390 (Word version) -- Senator Kimpson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 37-3-414 SO AS TO REQUIRE A CONSUMER LITIGATION FUNDING COMPANY TO MAKE CERTAIN DISCLOSURES ON A LITIGATION FINANCING CONTRACT, TO PROHIBIT A CONSUMER LITIGATION FUNDING COMPANY FROM TAKING CERTAIN ACTIONS, TO REQUIRE A CONSUMER LITIGATION FUNDING COMPANY TO PROVIDE NOTICE AND DOCUMENTS TO A CONSUMER'S ATTORNEY IF THE CONSUMER IS REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL, AND TO REQUIRE A CONSUMER LITIGATION FUNDING COMPANY TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT CONTAINING CERTAIN INFORMATION RELATED TO THE COMPANY'S BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 391 (Word version) -- Senators Turner, Shealy, Peeler, Grooms and Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 101, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO COLLEGES AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, GENERALLY, BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-440, TO PROVIDE THAT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THIS STATE ARE PROHIBITED FROM SCHEDULING A HOME INTERCOLLEGIATE FOOTBALL GAME ON A FRIDAY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 3458 (Word version) -- Reps. Herbkersman, W. Newton and Bowers: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DIRECT THE SOUTH CAROLINA MEMBERS OF THE JASPER OCEAN TERMINAL JOINT PROJECT OFFICE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO NAME THE PROPOSED JASPER OCEAN TERMINAL TO BE LOCATED IN JASPER COUNTY THE "HENRY PARKS MOSS, JR. MEMORIAL PORT".
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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

H. 3661 (Word version) -- Rep. Ott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN CALHOUN COUNTY, SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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