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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR JANUARY 31, 2018

S. 943 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE CLEMSON AREA UPON THE OCCASION OF ITS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY AND TO RECOGNIZE CURRENT AND FOUNDING MEMBERS FOR THEIR DEDICATED SERVICE AND OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR COMMUNITY.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 944 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE MARCH OF DIMES UPON THE OCCASION OF ITS EIGHTIETH ANNIVERSARY AND TO RECOGNIZE THE ORGANIZATION FOR ITS DEDICATED SERVICE AND OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 945 (Word version) -- Senators M. B. Matthews, Campbell, Campsen, Cromer and Hutto: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 6-1-530 AND 6-1-730, BOTH AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE USE OF REVENUE FROM THE LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX AND HOSPITALITY TAX, RESPECTIVELY, SO AS TO REDUCE A THRESHOLD FROM NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES COLLECTIONS TO SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 946 (Word version) -- Senator Peeler: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND RECOGNIZE DR. CLYDE P. THOMAS, SENIOR PASTOR OF CHEROKEE AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH, FOR HIS FORTY-THREE YEARS OF SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE TO THE UPSTATE COMMUNITY.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 947 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY REPEALING SECTION 24-3-965 RELATING TO EXCLUSIVE MAGISTRATES COURT JURISDICTION FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES REGARDING THE FURNISHING OF CONTRABAND TO INMATES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Corrections and Penology.

S. 948 (Word version) -- Senators M. B. Matthews, Massey, Nicholson, Johnson and Williams: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 48, TITLE 15 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE UNIFORM ARBITRATION ACT, BY ADDING SECTION 15-48-225, TO PROVIDE FOR A NOTICE OF WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS TO PATIENTS ENTERING INTO ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS WITH HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, TO PROVIDE THAT PERSONS WHO MAY MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS FOR A PATIENT WHO IS UNABLE TO CONSENT ARE PROHIBITED FROM EXECUTING ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS ON BEHALF OF A PATIENT, AND TO PROVIDE FOR A NOTICE OF WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 949 (Word version) -- Senators M. B. Matthews, Malloy, Rice, Cash and Massey: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 21, TITLE 24 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PROBATION, BY ADDING SECTION 24-21-435, TO PROVIDE THAT PROBATION OFFICERS, COURT PERSONNEL, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL PERSONNEL, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AND PRIVATE VOLUNTEERS WHO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS IN WHICH A PROBATIONER IS COMPLETING COMMUNITY SERVICE AS A CONDITION OF PROBATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 24-21-430 ARE NOT LIABLE FOR CIVIL DAMAGES UNLESS AN INJURY OR DAMAGES RESULT FROM THE GROSS NEGLIGENCE, RECKLESSNESS, OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT OF SUCH PERSON.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Corrections and Penology.

S. 950 (Word version) -- Senator M. B. Matthews: A BILL TO ENACT THE "SAVANNAH RIVER PORT ENHANCEMENT ZONE ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3360(E)(1) AND (M) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE JOB TAX CREDIT, TO PROVIDE FOR A SAVANNAH RIVER PORT ENHANCEMENT ZONE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3367(A) AND (B) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE MORATORIUM ON CERTAIN TAXES FOR CERTAIN TAXPAYERS, TO EXTEND THE MORATORIUM TO TAXPAYERS CREATING AT LEAST FIFTY NEW FULL-TIME JOBS IN A SAVANNAH RIVER PORT ENHANCEMENT ZONE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3375 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE TAX CREDIT FOR PORT CARGO VOLUME INCREASE, TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM ANNUAL CREDIT AMOUNT FROM EIGHT MILLION TO NINE MILLION DOLLARS AND TO PROVIDE THAT ONE MILLION DOLLARS MAY BE AWARDED TO A NEW WAREHOUSE OR DISTRIBUTION FACILITY THAT MEETS CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AND CREATES AT LEAST FIFTY NEW FULL-TIME JOBS IN A SAVANNAH RIVER PORT ENHANCEMENT ZONE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-10-80 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO JOB DEVELOPMENT CREDITS, TO ALLOW EIGHTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE MAXIMUM CREDIT TO BE CLAIMED BY BUSINESSES LOCATED IN A SAVANNAH RIVER PORT ENHANCEMENT ZONE; TO AMEND SECTION 12-14-60(A) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT, TO DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF THE CREDIT FOR ANY QUALIFIED MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTIVE EQUIPMENT PROPERTY LOCATED IN A SAVANNAH RIVER PORT ENHANCEMENT ZONE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120(51) AND (67) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE STATE SALES TAX, TO EXTEND THE EXEMPTION FOR MATERIALS HANDLING TO A TAXPAYER THAT INVESTS AT LEAST TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS IN A SAVANNAH RIVER PORT ENHANCEMENT ZONE AND TO EXTEND THE EXEMPTION FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TO A TAXPAYER THAT INVESTS AT LEAST FORTY MILLION DOLLARS, IN REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY, IN A SAVANNAH RIVER PORT ENHANCEMENT ZONE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 951 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A SENATE RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS TO AUTHORIZE A PILOT PROGRAM BETWEEN THE STATES OF GEORGIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND NORTH CAROLINA GRANTING COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE HOLDERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF EIGHTEEN AND TWENTY-ONE THE RIGHT TO OPERATE IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE AND TO HAUL INTERSTATE COMMODITIES WITHIN AND BETWEEN THESE STATES.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 952 (Word version) -- Senator Nicholson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR BROTHER I. V. WHITE OF ABBEVILLE COUNTY FOR HIS SELFLESS SERVICE TO HIS GOD, TO THE MEMBERS OF HAIGLER STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST, AND TO THE CITIZENS OF ABBEVILLE COUNTY DURING A DISTINGUISHED MINISTERIAL CAREER SPANNING SIXTY YEARS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 953 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman, Setzler and Massey: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT PURSUANT TO SECTION 9, ARTICLE III, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, 1895, WHEN THE RESPECTIVE HOUSES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURN ON THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018, NOT LATER THAN 5:00 P.M., OR ANYTIME EARLIER, STAND ADJOURNED TO MEET SUBJECT TO THE CALL OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE FOR THE SENATE AT TIMES THEY CONSIDER APPROPRIATE FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE BODIES TO MEET FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN SPECIFIED MATTERS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN THE RESPECTIVE HOUSES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURN NOT LATER THAN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL STAND ADJOURNED SINE DIE.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 954 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman, Setzler and Massey: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROHIBIT THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION FROM ISSUING AN ORDER FOR REQUESTS MADE PURSUANT TO THE BASE LOAD REVIEW ACT UNTIL NINETY DAYS AFTER THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURNS SINE DIE FOR THE 2018 LEGISLATIVE SESSION, BUT TO PERMIT AN EXPERIMENTAL RATE ORDER TO REVISE ELECTRIC RATES IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 34, TITLE 58.
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Senator MASSEY spoke on the Resolution.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 955 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander, Hutto, Setzler, Rankin, Massey and Leatherman: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DIRECT THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REVIEW COMMITTEE TO RESUME SCREENING CANDIDATES FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SEATS 2, 4, AND 6, AND TO ADVERTISE FOR THESE POSITIONS FOR AN ADDITIONAL TIME PERIOD BEGINNING NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 16, 2018 THROUGH MARCH 2, 2018, AND TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM FEBRUARY 22, 2018 THROUGH NOON ON MARCH 5, 2018.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 956 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE SARAH SUMTER JONES OF RICHLAND COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HER ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY AND TO WISH HER A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND MANY YEARS OF CONTINUED HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

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.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar.

H. 4458 (Word version) -- Reps. Johnson, Hixon, Kirby, Yow, Duckworth, Burns, Blackwell, Dillard, Davis, Forrest, Fry, Hewitt, Crawford, McGinnis, Ott, Bamberg, Erickson, Cobb-Hunter, Willis, Mace, Hill, Gagnon, West, Hardee, Wheeler, McEachern, Magnuson, Martin and Bowers: 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.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 4673 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith, Brawley and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 62-2-507, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REVOCATION OF CERTAIN BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS BY DIVORCE, ANNULMENT, OR AN ORDER TERMINATING MARITAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, SO AS TO EXEMPT BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS UNDER EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS ADMINISTERED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFIT AUTHORITY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Last Updated: January 31, 2018 at 2:42 PM