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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MARCH 6, 2018

S. 1080 (Word version) -- Senator J. Matthews: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND EXPRESS DEEP APPRECIATION TO THE INDEPENDENT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA DURING "INDEPENDENT COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY WEEK," APRIL 9 THROUGH 13, 2018, AND "INDEPENDENT COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY DAY," APRIL 6, 2018, AND TO HONOR THEM FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS IN EDUCATING FUTURE LEADERS FOR OUR STATE AND NATION.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

S. 1081 (Word version) -- Senator Massey: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE STROM THURMOND HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND, DIRECTORS, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR A SPECTACULAR PERFORMING SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM ON WINNING THE SOUTH CAROLINA BAND DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION 2A MARCHING BAND STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1082 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220(B) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM PROPERTY TAX, TO PROVIDE THAT, NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 12-37-950, A LEASEHOLD INTEREST CONVEYED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY FOR RESIDENTIAL USE IS EXEMPT FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1083 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-210 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE TIME PERIOD FOR PROCURING REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, TEMPORARY LICENSE PLATES, AND THE TRANSFER OF LICENSE PLATES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED TO ADMINISTER A PROGRAM FOR AND REGULATE THE ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY LICENSE PLATES FOR NEWLY ACQUIRED VEHICLES; TO PROVIDE FOR DESIGN AND OTHER SPECIFICATIONS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED TO ADMINISTER AN ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICES, LICENSED MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS, LEASING COMPANIES, AND OTHER ENTITIES AUTHORIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO USE IN ISSUING TEMPORARY LICENSE PLATES; TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON OR ENTITY AUTHORIZED BY THIS SECTION TO ISSUE A TEMPORARY LICENSE PLATE SHALL MAINTAIN RECORDS AS REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT; TO PROVIDE FOR EXEMPTIONS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1084 (Word version) -- Senator McLeod: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO POSTHUMOUSLY RECOGNIZE SKIPP PEARSON AS THE AMBASSADOR OF JAZZ FOR SOUTH CAROLINA IN HONOR OF HIS EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD OF JAZZ MUSIC.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1085 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 101, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO COLLEGES AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, GENERALLY, BY ADDING ARTICLE 4, TO ENACT THE CAMPUS FREE EXPRESSION ACT, TO PROVIDE THAT OUTDOOR AREAS OF CAMPUSES OF PUBLIC COLLEGES AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING IN THIS STATE SHALL BE DEEMED TRADITIONAL PUBLIC FORUMS, TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON WISHING TO ENGAGE IN NONCOMMERCIAL EXPRESSIVE ACTIVITY ON CAMPUS SHALL BE PERMITTED TO DO SO FREELY UNLESS THE PERSON'S CONDUCT IS UNLAWFUL OR MATERIALLY AND SUBSTANTIALLY DISRUPTS THE FUNCTIONING OF THE INSTITUTION, TO PROVIDE FOR PERMISSIBLE RESTRICTIONS THAT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING MAY PLACE IN CERTAIN AREAS, TO PROVIDE THAT A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING SHALL INCLUDE A RANGE OF DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS FOR ANYONE WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION WHO MATERIALLY AND SUBSTANTIALLY INTERFERES WITH THE FREE EXPRESSION OF OTHERS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING BOARD OF EACH STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING SHALL DEVELOP AND ADOPT A POLICY ON FREE EXPRESSION BY JANUARY 1, 2019, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF SUCH POLICY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND PERSONS WHOSE EXPRESSIVE RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED BY A VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE MAY BRING AN ACTION IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION TO ENJOIN ANY VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE OR TO RECOVER COMPENSATORY DAMAGES, REASONABLE COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS' FEES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING BOARD OF EACH PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING SHALL ISSUE AN ANNUAL REPORT ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE HANDLING OF FREE SPEECH ISSUES WITHIN ITS RESPECTIVE INSTITUTION, TO PROVIDE FOR EXCLUSIONS TO THIS ARTICLE, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 1086 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A BILL A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 17 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CORONERS, BY ADDING SECTION 17-5-80, TO PROVIDE THAT A CORONER SHALL, IN THE ABSENCE OF THE NEXT OF KIN OF THE DECEASED PERSON, TAKE POSSESSION OR CUSTODY OF ALL PROPERTY OF VALUE FOUND ON OR ABOUT SUCH PERSON, MAKE AN EXACT INVENTORY THEREOF ON HIS REPORT, AND SURRENDER THE SAME TO THE PERSON ENTITLED TO ITS CUSTODY OR POSSESSION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 1087 (Word version) -- Senator Reese: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-7-325 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE DISPLAY OF A BARBER POLE FOR THE PURPOSE OF OFFERING OR IMPLYING TO OFFER BARBER SERVICES TO THE CONSUMING PUBLIC WITHOUT A BARBER LICENSE OR BARBER SHOP LICENSE ISSUED BY THE BOARD OF BARBER EXAMINERS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1088 (Word version) -- Senator Reese: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-3-220 SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE THIRD WEDNESDAY IN FEBRUARY OF EACH YEAR AS "BARBERS' DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 1089 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE MARCH 13, 2018 AS "4-H DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO COMMEND MS. LINDSEY SCOTT, DR. PAM ARDERN, AND THE 2018 4-H LEADERSHIP TEAM FOR THEIR NUMEROUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

S. 1090 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018 AS "UNCLAIMED PROPERTY DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO URGE ALL CITIZENS TO UTILIZE THE OFFICE OF THE STATE TREASURER'S DATABASE TO SEARCH FOR UNCLAIMED PROPERTY FOR THEMSELVES, THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND THEIR BUSINESSES.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Invitations.

S. 1091 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 AS "FUTURE SCHOLAR 529 DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO ENCOURAGE FAMILIES TO SAVE FOR COLLEGE WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA FUTURE SCHOLAR 529 COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Invitations.

S. 1092 (Word version) -- Senator Williams: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 AS "SOUTH CAROLINA PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS DAY" IN HONOR OF THE IMPORTANT SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIS GROUP OF PROFESSIONALS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1093 (Word version) -- Senator Reese: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-910(B)(3)(a), RELATING TO SALES TAX ON COMMUNICATION SERVICES, TO EXCLUDE FROM THE IMPOSITION OF THE SALES TAX IMPOSED BY SECTION 12-36-910 VIDEO STREAMING SERVICES RECEIVED BY THE CUSTOMER OVER THE INTERNET.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1094 (Word version) -- Senator Allen: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR PASTOR JERRY BLASSINGAME, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SOTERIA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND SENIOR PASTOR OF SOTERIA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, FOR HIS VITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO HIS COMMUNITY.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 3565 (Word version) -- Reps. Fry, Crawford, Elliott, Burns, Clemmons, Allison, Jordan, Yow, Johnson, Atwater, Duckworth, Ryhal, Loftis, Hewitt, G. R. Smith, V. S. Moss, D. C. Moss, Daning, Hardee, Felder, Erickson, Bales, Hamilton, Huggins, Putnam, Anthony, Bedingfield, West, Atkinson, Bennett, B. Newton, Lucas, Arrington, Ballentine, Chumley, Crosby, Davis, Delleney, Forrester, Gagnon, Hixon, Long, Lowe, Murphy, Pitts, Pope, S. Rivers, Sandifer, Simrill, Stringer, Taylor, Thayer, White, Bannister, Tallon, McCravy, Quinn, McEachern and McGinnis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-600, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TIMELY REQUESTS FOR CONTESTED CASE HEARINGS UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT AND RELATED PROVISIONS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH AN AUTOMATIC STAY CONCERNING LICENSE ISSUANCES, RENEWALS AND THE LIKE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH THE AUTOMATIC STAY MAY BE LIFTED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 4596 (Word version) -- Reps. Collins, Allison, Felder, Govan, Taylor, Bradley, Knight, West, Erickson, Funderburk and Stringer: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-19-360 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PROCESS FOR THE EXEMPTION OF COMPETENCY-BASED SCHOOLS FROM CERTAIN APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS, AND PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPETENCY-BASED SCHOOLS, THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 5035 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, 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, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Knight, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McEachern, McGinnis, McKnight, D. C. Moss, V. S. 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, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis, Young and Yow: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO HONOR THE CHAPIN GARDEN CLUB ON THE OCCASION OF ITS EIGHTIETH ANNIVERSARY AND TO WISH THE ORGANIZATION CONTINUED ENVIRONMENTAL SUCCESS FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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