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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MARCH 30, 2017

S. 598 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF BISHOP COLIE LEE LORICK, SR., OF LEXINGTON COUNTY, AND TO HONOR HIS REMARKABLE COMMITMENT TO GOD, HIS FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND COUNTRY.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 599 (Word version) -- Senator Allen: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR PASTOR JACQUELINE FAIR OF GREENVILLE COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HER THREE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY AS PASTOR OF LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 600 (Word version) -- Senators Hembree, Campsen, Timmons, Goldfinch, Massey, Turner, Bennett, Gambrell, Shealy and Talley: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 12-6-510 AND 12-6-520 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO INCOME TAX RATES, TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF TAX BRACKETS TO THREE AND TO PHASE IN OVER SIX YEARS AN INCREASE OF THE INCOME SUBJECT TO TAXATION WITHIN EACH BRACKET; TO AMEND SECTION 57-11-20(A), RELATING TO THE STATE HIGHWAY FUND, TO ESTABLISH THE INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE FUND; TO AMEND SECTION 12-28-310, RELATING TO THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE, TO INCREASE THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE TWO CENTS PER YEAR OVER SIX YEARS FOR A TOTAL OF TWELVE CENTS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-11-410 AND 56-11-450(A), BOTH RELATING TO THE ROAD TAX, TO ADJUST THE AMOUNT DUE TO ACCOUNT FOR THE INCREASE IN THE MOTOR FUEL USER FEE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-620, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES, TO INCREASE THE FEES DUE UPON REGISTRATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE; TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-645, TO IMPOSE A ROAD USE FEE ON ELECTRIC AND HYBRID MOTOR VEHICLES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2110(A), RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM TAX THAT MAY BE IMPOSED ON THE SALE OR LEASE OF CERTAIN ITEMS, TO PHASE IN A THREE HUNDRED DOLLAR INCREASE IN THE MAXIMUM TAX THAT MAY BE IMPOSED AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE REVENUE GENERATED; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-140, RELATING TO FEES ASSOCIATED WITH DRIVER'S LICENSES, TO PROVIDE FOR INCREASES IN DRIVER'S LICENSE FEES; TO AMEND ARTICLE 23, CHAPTER 37, TITLE 12, RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIERS, 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; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-376, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SYSTEM OF REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES ON A MONTHLY BASIS AND THE ASSIGNMENT OF ANNUAL REGISTRATION PERIODS, TO PROVIDE A CLASSIFICATION AND STAGGERED ANNUAL REGISTRATION FOR LARGE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-120(5), RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM REGISTRATION AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE THAT TRAILERS OR SEMITRAILERS THAT ARE COMMONLY USED IN COMBINATION WITH LARGE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES AND HAVE MET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS ARE EXEMPT FROM REGISTRATION AND LICENSING UNDER CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-610, RELATING TO THE BIENNIAL PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION AND LICENSE FEES REQUIRED, TO PROVIDE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR LARGE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES OR BUSES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-660(A), 56-3-660, AND 56-3-660(E), RELATING TO FEES FOR SELF-PROPELLED PROPERTY CARRYING VEHICLES, THE DETERMINATION OF VEHICLE GROSS WEIGHT, AND REGISTRATION OF APPORTIONABLE VEHICLES FOR PAYMENT OF ONE-HALF OF THE STATE'S PORTION OF THE LICENSE FEE, TO PROVIDE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR SMALL COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES, TO PROVIDE THAT FEES MAY BE CREDITED OR PRORATED AS PRESCRIBED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF LARGE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES UPON THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN LICENSE AND ROAD FEES; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-620, RELATING TO SITUATIONS IN WHICH LOCAL FEES MAY OR MAY NOT BE IMPOSED, TO PROVIDE A MUNICIPALITY OR COUNTY FEE RATIO FOR THE MOTOR CARRIERS OF PROPERTY THAT OPERATES BOTH WITHIN AND WITHOUT THIS STATE; TO AMEND ARTICLE 21, CHAPTER 37, TITLE 12, RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES, BY ADDING SECTION 12-37-2600, TO PROVIDE THAT MOTOR CARRIERS ARE EXEMPT FROM AD VALOREM TAXES ON LARGE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES AND BUSES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2610, RELATING TO TAX YEARS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES, TO PROVIDE THAT LARGE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES AND BUSES MUST PAY ROAD USE FEES IN LIEU OF AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-2650, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF TAX NOTICES AND PAID RECEIPTS AND THE DELEGATION OF THE COLLECTION OF TAXES, TO PROVIDE THAT LARGE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES AND BUSES MUST PAY ROAD USE FEES IN LIEU OF AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10(B)(1) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT AND THEIR GOVERNING BODIES, TO DELETE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTIONS 57-1-10, 57-1-20, 57-1-40, 57-1-90(A), 57-1-410, 57-1-430, 57-1-460, 57-1-470, 57-1-490, 57-3-20, 57-3-50, 57-3-210(A), AND 57-3-700, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND ITS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, TO ELIMINATE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND ITS RESPONSIBILITIES; TO REPEAL ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 57, RELATING TO THE COMMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION; TO REPEAL ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 57, RELATING TO THE JOINT TRANSPORTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 12-36-2647, RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF TAX REVENUE DERIVED FROM THE SALE, USE, OR TITLING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AND REGISTERED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 601 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4698, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 602 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO CREDENTIAL CLASSIFICATION, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4699, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 603 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR ADDITIONAL AREAS OF CERTIFICATION, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4701, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 604 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS, DUTIES AND WORKLOADS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4695, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 605 (Word version) -- Senator Climer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1140 OF THE 1976 CODE OF LAWS, RELATING TO FILING A STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE EACH STATEWIDE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER AND MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO PROVIDE A COPY OF PERSONAL FEDERAL AND STATE INCOME TAX RETURNS FOR THE PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR BY APRIL TWENTY-FIFTH, UNLESS THE FILER REQUESTED AN EXTENSION TO FILE TAX RETURNS, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE THAT A FILER'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR INCOME TAX RETURN IF THE FILER'S INCOME TAX RETURN DOES NOT INDICATE THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER'S SOURCE OF INCOME, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE THAT TAX RETURNS SUBMITTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION ARE NOT SUBJECT TO PUBLIC DISCLOSURE AND MUST BE DESTROYED AFTER THE TIME PERIOD FOR AUDIT OR INCOME VERIFICATION, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE THAT THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION, SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEE AND HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE CONDUCT RANDOM AUDITS TO VERIFY THAT SOURCES OF INCOME ON A STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS ARE FULLY AND ACCURATELY DISCLOSED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 606 (Word version) -- Senator McLeod: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE PASTOR DONNELL PETERSON UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS INSTALLATION AS PASTOR OF CITY OF PRAISE CHURCH OF COLUMBIA AND TO WISH HIM ALL THE BEST IN LEADING HIS CONGREGATION.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 3150 (Word version) -- Rep. Funderburk: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-190, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SPECIAL ELECTIONS TO FILL VACANCIES IN OFFICES, SO AS TO REMOVE A MUNICIPALITY'S AUTHORITY NOT TO CONDUCT GENERAL ELECTIONS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3343 (Word version) -- Reps. White, Allison, Daning, B. Newton and Govan: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 158 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATION SCHOOL FACILITIES ACT" TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ORDER TO ACQUIRE SCHOOL FACILITIES BY USING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, AND OTHER FORMS OF ASSISTANCE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL DETERMINE AND SELECT ON A PRIORITY BASIS, QUALIFIED SCHOOL PROJECTS WHICH SHALL RECEIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE STATE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IN THIS REGARD, AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER RELATED PROVISIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATION OF SCHOOL FACILITIES; AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 146, TITLE 59 RELATING TO THE STATE SCHOOL FACILITIES BONDS ACT WHICH AUTHORIZED THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIFIC DOLLAR AMOUNTS OF STATE SCHOOL FACILITIES BONDS WITHIN A SPECIFIED TIME PERIOD.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 3428 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith, Gilliard, Mack, Williams and Jefferson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 25-11-65 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS SHALL RECEIVE AND RESPOND TO COMPLAINTS FROM VETERANS REGARDING COUNTY VETERANS' AFFAIRS OFFICERS.
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Read the first time and referred to the General Committee.

H. 3601 (Word version) -- Reps. Clemmons, Pitts, Hiott, Hardee, Duckworth, Crawford, Yow, Delleney, Lowe, White, Hewitt and Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-9-665, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF BEAR HUNTING TAGS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE NONRESIDENT FEE TO OBTAIN A BEAR TAG, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR THE RANDOM DRAWING OF TAGS BY BEAR TAG APPLICANTS IN GAME ZONES OTHER THAN GAME ZONE 1, AND TO ELIMINATE THE APPLICATION FEE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-430, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE HUNTING OF BEARS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH AN OPEN SEASON FOR HUNTING AND TAKING BEAR FOR STILL GUN HUNTS IN GAME ZONE 4, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALLOWS THE DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE PERMITS TO ALLOW THE HUNTING AND TAKING OF BEAR, TO ESTABLISH A SEASON FOR THE HUNTING AND TAKING OF BEAR ON PRIVATE LANDS AND ALL LANDS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT'S CONTROL IN GAME ZONES 2, 3, AND 4, AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROHIBITS THE HUNTING AND TAKING OF BEAR BY THE USE OR AID OF BAIT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

H. 3878 (Word version) -- Reps. Stavrinakis, McCoy, Gilliard, Crosby, Arrington, Whipper, Bennett, Brown, Cogswell, Daning, Davis, Mack and S. Rivers: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 171 AND CARRIAGE LANE IN CHARLESTON COUNTY "DEPUTY SHERIFF JOSEPH J. MATUSKOVIC MEMORIAL INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS LOCATION CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
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On motion of Senator GROOMS, with unanimous consent, the Concurrent Resolution was adopted and returned to the House.

H. 3965 (Word version) -- Reps. Hardee, Johnson, Clemmons, Crawford, Duckworth, Fry, Atkinson, Hayes, Ryhal and Hewitt: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THE INTERSECTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 17 AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA - NORTH CAROLINA STATE LINE, AT THE INTERSECTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 701 AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA - NORTH CAROLINA STATE LINE, AT THE INTERSECTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 701 AND THE HORRY-GEORGETOWN COUNTY LINE, ALONG UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 501 IN GALIVANTS FERRY, AT THE INTERSECTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 378 AND THE HORRY - MARION COUNTY LINE, AND AT THE INTERSECTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 905 AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA - NORTH CAROLINA LINE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "HOME OF THE 2016 NATIONAL BASEBALL CHAMPIONS COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY CHANTICLEERS".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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