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

                                                  NO. 56

JOURNAL

OF THE

SENATE

OF THE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018

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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018
(Statewide Session)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The Senate assembled at 10:00 A.M., the hour to which it stood adjourned, and was called to order by the PRESIDENT.

A quorum being present, the proceedings were opened with a devotion by the Chaplain as follows:

Exodus 3:11

"In Exodus we read that Moses asked God: "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt? "

Let us pray. Almighty and eternal God, it is apparent that Moses, who was slow in speech, felt woefully inadequate to take on Your directive to lead his people out of Egypt. Even today many Senators in this Chamber have felt this same inadequacy when they consider the expectations placed upon them by the people of South Carolina.

As Your word empowered Moses, so may Your word empower our Senators with the promise of scripture that -- with You all things are possible. Therefore may each and every one of us cast out our fear and put on the armor of faith as we seek to serve You and the people of our beloved State. Through Your holy and almighty name we pray, Amen.

The PRESIDENT called for Petitions, Memorials, Presentments of Grand Juries and such like papers.

Call of the Senate

Senator LEATHERMAN moved that a Call of the Senate be made. The following Senators answered the Call:

Alexander                 Allen                     Bennett
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Goldfinch                 Grooms
Hutto                     Jackson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Martin                    Massey
McElveen                  Peeler                    Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Senn
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Williams                  Young
A quorum being present, the Senate resumed.

CORRECTION TO THE JOURNAL

The following Bill was inadvertently assigned to the committee on Medical Affairs from the Journal of Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and is corrected as follows:

H. 4601 (Word version) -- Reps. Fry, Bedingfield, Alexander, Dillard, Douglas, Erickson, Henderson, Hewitt, Huggins, Ridgeway, Spires, West, Norrell, Weeks, Rutherford and Atwater: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-75-225 SO AS TO PROVIDE CRITERIA FOR LICENSURE AS AN ADDICTION COUNSELOR; TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-5, RELATING TO CERTAIN PROVISIONS GENERALLY APPLICABLE TO BOARD REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE ADDICTION COUNSELORS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR LICENSURE OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL SPECIALISTS, SO AS TO INCLUDE ADDICTION COUNSELORS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO MAKE REVISIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-30, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT OF LICENSURE BY THE BOARD TO PRACTICE CERTAIN PROFESSIONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE ADDICTION COUNSELORS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-50, RELATING TO THE BOARD, SO AS TO REMOVE DUTIES CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTION OF STANDARDS COMMITTEES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-110, RELATING TO DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS CONCERNING BOARD LICENSEES, SO AS TO INCLUDE ADDICTION COUNSELORS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-190, RELATING TO CONFIDENTIALITY OF CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS BY LICENSEES, SO AS TO INCLUDE ADDICTION COUNSELORS AND TO REVISE EXCEPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-220, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR LICENSURE AND FAMILY AND MARRIAGE THERAPIST LICENSURE, SO AS TO REVISE THOSE REQUIREMENTS AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ADDICTION COUNSELOR LICENSURE; TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-230, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR SUPERVISOR LICENSURE AND FAMILY AND MARRIAGE THERAPIST SUPERVISOR LICENSURE, SO AS TO MAKE THOSE REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ADDICTION COUNSELOR SUPERVISOR LICENSURE; TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-240, RELATING TO INTERN LICENSES, SO AS TO REPLACE THE TERM "INTERN" WITH "ASSOCIATE" AND TO INCLUDE ADDICTION COUNSELOR INTERNS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-250, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF DISPLAY OF LICENSES ISSUED BY THE BOARD, SO AS TO INCLUDE ADDICTION COUNSELOR LICENSES AND ADDICTION COUNSELOR ASSOCIATE LICENSES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-260, RELATING TO RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER STATES, SO AS TO INCLUDE ADDICTION COUNSELOR CREDENTIALS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-285, RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 75, TITLE 40, SO AS TO INCLUDE ADDICTION COUNSELORS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-75-290, RELATING TO PERSONS NOT APPLICABLE TO ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 75, TITLE 40, SO AS TO REMOVE PROVISIONS CONCERNING CERTAIN ADDICTION COUNSELORS; TO REDESIGNATE CHAPTER 75, TITLE 40 AS "PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, ADDICTION COUNSELORS, AND PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL SPECIALISTS", AND TO REDESIGNATE ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 75, TITLE 40 AS "PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND ADDICTION COUNSELORS".

Referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR

The following appointments were transmitted by the Honorable Henry Dargan McMaster:

Statewide Appointment

Initial Appointment, Board of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, with the term to commence June 30, 2017, and to expire June 30, 2021
Chairman:
Mark Elam, 317 Bennett Street, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 VICE Allan Amsler

Referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

Local Appointments

Reappointment, Clarendon County Part-Time Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2018, and to expire April 30, 2022
Patrick Goodwin, 16939 Hwy. 301 South, Turbeville, SC 29162

Reappointment, Clarendon County Part-Time Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2018, and to expire April 30, 2022
P. Shayne Stephens, 4133 Bloomville Rd., Manning, SC 29102

Reappointment, Dillon County Part-Time Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2018, and to expire April 30, 2022
Charles Spivey, P. O. Box 1204, Dillon, SC 29536-1204

Reappointment, Clarendon County Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2018, and to expire April 30, 2022
Janice Coney, 103 Gregory Street, Manning, SC 29102

Reappointment, Clarendon County Part-Time Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2018, and to expire April 30, 2022
Monica Reed, 503 Sykes Street, Manning, SC 29102

Doctor of the Day

Senator TURNER introduced Dr. Robert Morgan of Greenville, S.C., Doctor of the Day.

Leave of Absence

At 12:12 P.M., Senator DAVIS requested a leave of absence until 2:00 P.M.

Leave of Absence

At 3:32 P.M., Senator SABB requested a leave of absence for Senator ALLEN for the balance of the day.

Leave of Absence

At 3:34 P.M., Senator FANNING requested a leave of absence for Senator McLEOD for the balance of the day.

Leave of Absence

At 4:15 P.M., Senator JOHNSON requested a leave of absence for Senator KIMPSON for the balance of the day.

RECALLED

H. 4929 (Word version) -- Rep. Alexander: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF EAST CHEVES STREET IN THE CITY OF FLORENCE FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH EAST PALMETTO STREET TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH DARGAN STREET "JERRY M. KEITH BOULEVARD" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.

Senator WILLIAMS asked unanimous consent to make a motion to recall the Concurrent Resolution from the Committee on Transportation.

The Concurrent Resolution was recalled from the Committee on Transportation and ordered placed on the Calendar for consideration tomorrow.

RECALLED

H. 4832 (Word version) -- Reps. Funderburk and J.E. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-710, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LOCAL FOSTER CARE REVIEW BOARDS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT THE MEMBERS OF AT LEAST ONE LOCAL REVIEW BOARD IN THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BE APPOINTED BY THE KERSHAW COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION.

Senator SHEHEEN asked unanimous consent to make a motion to recall the Bill from the General Committee.

The Bill was recalled from the General Committee and ordered placed on the Calendar for consideration tomorrow.

RECALLED

S. 1161 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Scott, Alexander and Verdin: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO FIX NOON ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018, AS THE TIME TO ELECT A MEMBER TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF LANDER UNIVERSITY TO FILL THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT 8, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT 9, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT 10, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT 11, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT 12, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT 13, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT 14, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT 15, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MEMBER TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO FILL THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, MEDICAL SEAT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FOR THE SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, MEDICAL SEAT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FOR THE THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, MEDICAL SEAT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FOR THE FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, LAY SEAT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FOR THE FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, LAY SEAT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FOR THE SIXTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, MEDICAL SEAT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; AND THE MEMBER FOR THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, LAY SEAT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MEMBER TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO FILL THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FOR THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FOR THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; AND THE MEMBER FOR THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MEMBER TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY TO FILL THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 1, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FOR THE SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 2, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2020; THE MEMBER FOR THE THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 3, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FOR THE FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 4, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2020; THE MEMBER FOR THE FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 5, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FOR THE SIXTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 6, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2020; THE MEMBER FOR THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 7, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT 8, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2020; THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT 9, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT 10, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2020; THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT 11, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; AND THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT 12, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2020; AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MEMBER TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON TO FILL THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FROM THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 1, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FROM THE SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 3, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FROM THE THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 5, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FROM THE FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 7, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FROM THE FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 9, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FROM THE SIXTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 11, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE MEMBER FROM THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, SEAT 13, FOR A TERM TO EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE, SEAT 15, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022; AND THE TERM OF THE MEMBER FOR THE AT-LARGE, SEAT 17, WHOSE TERM WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2022.

Senator PEELER asked unanimous consent to make a motion to recall the Concurrent Resolution from the Committee on Education.

The Concurrent Resolution was recalled from the Committee on Education and ordered placed on the Calendar for consideration tomorrow.

OBJECTION

S. 516 (Word version) -- Senators Gregory and Kimpson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 14-17-325 OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATED TO CLERKS OF COURT, TO REQUIRE THAT EVERY CLERK OF COURT SHALL REPORT TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION WITHIN TEN DAYS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS EXCLUDED, THE DISPOSITION OF EACH CASE IN GENERAL SESSIONS, AND TO REPORT WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS THE ISSUANCE OF A RESTRAINING ORDER, ORDER OF PROTECTION, ORDER FOR THE PREVENTION OF POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, CONVICTIONS OR ORDERS RELATED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND CONVICTIONS OR ORDERS RELATED TO STALKING, INTIMIDATION, OR HARASSMENT; TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 22, BY ADDING SECTION 22-1-200 TO REQUIRE MAGISTRATES TO REPORT TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION WITHIN TEN DAYS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS EXCLUDED, THE DISPOSITION OF EACH CRIMINAL CASE, AND TO REPORT WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS THE ISSUANCE OF A RESTRAINING ORDER, ORDER OF PROTECTION, ORDER FOR THE PREVENTION OF POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, CONVICTIONS OR ORDERS RELATED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND CONVICTIONS OR ORDERS RELATED TO STALKING, INTIMIDATION, OR HARASSMENT; TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 25, TITLE 14 BY ADDING SECTION 14-25-250 TO REQUIRE MAGISTRATES TO REPORT TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION WITHIN TEN DAYS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS EXCLUDED, THE DISPOSITION OF EACH CRIMINAL CASE, AND TO REPORT WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS THE ISSUANCE OF A RESTRAINING ORDER, ORDER OF PROTECTION, ORDER FOR THE PREVENTION OF POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, CONVICTIONS OR ORDERS RELATED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND CONVICTIONS OR ORDERS RELATED TO STALKING, INTIMIDATION, OR HARASSMENT; TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 23 BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-250 TO REQUIRE EACH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO REPORT TO SLED WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS, THE FILING OF EACH INCIDENT REPORT, ORDER OF PROTECTION, RESTRAINING ORDER, ANY ORDER OR REPORT RELATING TO AN INCIDENT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, OR ANY INCIDENT IN WHICH A PERSON MAY BE PROHIBITED FROM OBTAINING OR POSSESSING A FIREARM BY STATE OR FEDERAL LAW; TO AMEND TITLE 14 BY ADDING CHAPTER 32 TO CREATE THE JUDICIAL CRIMINAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE, TO ESTABLISH MEMBERSHIP, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMMITTEE TO INCLUDE THE STUDY OF, AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR, THE IMPROVEMENT OF JUDICIAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND REPORTING; TO AMEND CHAPTER 23, TITLE 16, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9, TO REQUIRE THAT NO GUN TRANSFER PRECEDED BY A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK MAY PROCEED, UNLESS THE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK HAS CONCLUDED THAT THE SALE MAY PROCEED, OR UNTIL AT LEAST FIVE DAYS HAVE PASSED FROM THE INITIATION OF THE BACKGROUND CHECK AND THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM HAS NOT REPORTED THAT THE SALE WOULD VIOLATE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ARTICLE; AND TO PROVIDE A SUNSET FOR THE FIVE-DAY BACKGROUND CHECK PROVISIONS UPON THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ACT BUT NOT LATER THAN TWO YEARS FROM THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ACT.

Senator KIMPSON asked unanimous consent to make a motion to recall the Bill from the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator MARTIN objected.

OBJECTION

S. 449 (Word version) -- Senators Martin, Corbin, Rice, Shealy and Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ENACTING THE "SOUTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY ACT OF 2017", TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-20 RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF A FIREARM, TO AFFIRMATIVELY ASSERT THAT IT IS LEGAL TO CARRY A HANDGUN IN THIS STATE, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED, WITH LOCATION EXCEPTIONS WHERE FIREARMS ARE PROHIBITED; TO AMEND 16-23-50(A)(2) TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO ENTERS A PREMISES WITH A SIGN PROHIBITING FIREARMS WHILE POSSESSING A FIREARM MUST BE CHARGED WITH TRESPASS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 16-23-420 AND 16-23-430, BOTH RELATING TO THE POSSESSION OF A FIREARM ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS, TO DELETE THE TERM "WEAPON" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "FIREARM", AND TO PROVIDE THAT BOTH SECTIONS DO NOT APPLY TO A PERSON WHO LAWFULLY IS CARRYING A WEAPON SECURED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE; TO DELETE SECTION 16-23-460 RELATED TO THE UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF A CONCEALED WEAPON; TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-465, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFULLY CARRYING A FIREARM ONTO THE PREMISES OF A BUSINESS SELLING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR, BEER, OR WINE FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES, TO DELETE A REFERENCE TO A PERSON CARRYING A CONCEALABLE WEAPON PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 4, CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23, TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO A PERSON LAWFULLY CARRYING A WEAPON WHO DOES NOT CONSUME ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR, BEER, OR WINE WHILE CARRYING A WEAPON ON THE BUSINESS PREMISES AND TO REMOVE REFERENCE TO "CONCEALABLE WEAPON" AND REPLACE WITH "WEAPON"; TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-215, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT REQUIRES A PERMIT HOLDER TO POSSESS HIS PERMIT IDENTIFICATION WHEN CARRYING A CONCEALABLE WEAPON, THE PROVISION THAT REQUIRES A PERMIT HOLDER TO INFORM A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER THAT HE IS A PERMIT HOLDER AND PRESENT THE PERMIT TO THE OFFICER UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 23-31-220, RELATING TO A PROPERTY OWNER'S RIGHT TO ALLOW A HOLDER OF A CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT TO CARRY A WEAPON ONTO HIS PROPERTY, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION REGULATES BOTH PERSONS WHO POSSESS AND DO NOT POSSESS A CONCEALABLE WEAPONS PERMIT; TO DELETE SECTIONS 23-31-225 AND 23-31-230 RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF A CONCEALED WEAPON INTO A RESIDENCE AND THE CARRYING OF A WEAPON BETWEEN AN AUTOMOBILE AND AN ACCOMMODATION; TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-235 RELATING TO THE POSTING OF SIGNS PROHIBITING "CONCEALED WEAPONS" AND REPLACE WITH CONFORMING LANGUAGE OF "WEAPONS"; AND BY AMENDING SECTION 10-11-320 RELATED TO THE TRESPASSES AND OFFENSES OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS ON CAPITOL GROUNDS, TO DELETE THE TERM "CONCEALABLE WEAPONS' PERMIT" AND REPLACE WITH THE TERM "FIREARM";

Senator MARTIN asked unanimous consent to make a motion to recall the Bill from the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator KIMPSON objected.

REGULATION WITHDRAWN AND RESUBMITTED

The following was received:
Document No. 4732
Agency: Department of Consumer Affairs
Chapter: 28
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 37-2-305, 37-3-305, 37-6-104, 37-6-402, 37-6-403, and 37-6-506
SUBJECT: 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 Lieutenant Governor January 9, 2018
Referred to Committee on Banking and Insurance
Legislative Review Expiration May 9, 2018
Withdrawn and Resubmitted April 12, 2018

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

The following were introduced:

S. 1164 (Word version) -- Senator Allen: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF NORTH ACADEMY STREET IN THE CITY OF GREENVILLE FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH EAST NORTH STREET TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH NORTH MAIN STREET "ROBERT PEABO BRYSON BOULEVARD" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 1165 (Word version) -- Senator Gambrell: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR RENEE AND BOB MCCORMICK FOR THEIR TIRELESS WORK IN ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING THE HONEA PATH FREE CLINIC AND FOR THE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT THAT THE CLINIC HAS HAD ON THE HONEA PATH COMMUNITY.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 1166 (Word version) -- Senator Allen: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR PASTOR CURTIS L. JOHNSON OF VALLEY BROOK OUTREACH BAPTIST CHURCH IN PELZER ON THE OCCASION OF HIS TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF GOSPEL MINISTRY AT VALLEY BROOK AND TO WISH HIM GOD'S RICHEST BLESSINGS AS HE CONTINUES TO SERVE THE LORD.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1167 (Word version) -- Senators Scott, Allen, McElveen, Hutto, Sabb, Williams, Malloy, Setzler, Johnson, McLeod, Jackson, Kimpson, Sheheen, M. B. Matthews, Fanning and Nicholson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR REVEREND RICKY RAY EZELL, SR., PASTOR OF CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH IN COLUMBIA, AND TO CONGRATULATE HIM FOR TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF FAITHFUL AND MEANINGFUL PASTORAL MINISTRY.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 1168 (Word version) -- Senators Malloy, Massey, McElveen, Young, Jackson, Senn, J. Matthews, Sabb, McLeod, Kimpson, Fanning, Rice, Nicholson, Campsen, M. B. Matthews, Shealy, Setzler, Gregory, Reese, Bennett, Davis and Turner: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018, AS "A'JA WILSON DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO RECOGNIZE HER AS THE GREATEST GAMECOCK ATHLETE OF ALL TIME.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 4182 (Word version) -- Reps. White, Clary and Johnson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "STATE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION ENTERPRISE ACT", BY ADDING CHAPTER 157 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH BY RESOLUTION AN ENTERPRISE DIVISION AS PART OF THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN ASSETS, PROGRAMS, AND OPERATIONS OF THE INSTITUTION MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION IS EXEMPT FROM VARIOUS STATE LAWS GOVERNING PROCUREMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES, PERSONNEL, AND THE DISPOSITION OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT BONDS, NOTES, OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF INDEBTEDNESS MAY BE ISSUED FOR THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION, AND TO PROVIDE AUDIT AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 11-35-710, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROCUREMENT CODE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AUTHORITY MAY EXEMPT AN ENTERPRISE DIVISION IF A DIVISION IS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 157, TITLE 59 IF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ADOPTS A PROCUREMENT POLICY FOR THE DIVISION THAT IS APPROVED BY THE AUTHORITY.

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

H. 4834 (Word version) -- Reps. M. Rivers, Williams, Jefferson, Cobb-Hunter, Kirby, Alexander, Hosey, Hart and Thigpen: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION AT THE JUNCTION OF DUKE STREET AND HAMAR STREET IN THE CITY OF BEAUFORT "REVEREND IKE INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS LOCATION CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.

The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 5145 (Word version) -- Reps. Johnson, Duckworth, Fry, Yow, McGinnis, Hewitt, Hardee, Clemmons and Crawford: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-15, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DRIVER'S LICENSE EXAMINATION BY PERSONS, CORPORATIONS, OR GOVERNMENTAL SUBDIVISIONS UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MUST ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO OFFER THIS SERVICE TO CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS.

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

RATIFICATION OF ACTS

Pursuant to an invitation the Honorable Speaker and House of Representatives appeared in the Senate Chamber on April 12, 2018, at 10:57 A.M. and the following Act was ratified:

(R161, H. 3591 (Word version)) -- Reps. Govan, J.E. Smith, Allison, Erickson, G.R. Smith, Felder, Douglas, Martin, Ridgeway, Robinson-Simpson, Yow, Williams, Wheeler, Loftis, D.C. Moss, Henegan, Ryhal, Jordan, Fry, Ballentine, Henderson, Crawford, S. Rivers, Herbkersman, W. Newton, Anthony, Lowe, Arrington, Thayer, Duckworth, Putnam, Gagnon, White, Simrill, McCoy, Stavrinakis, Elliott, Daning, Crosby, Sottile, Cogswell, Neal, McKnight, Hart, McEachern, West, Bamberg, Anderson, Hayes, Norrell, Cobb-Hunter, Davis, B. Newton, Ott, Hosey, Knight, Jefferson, Brown and Gilliard: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-32, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO BENCHMARKS AND OBJECTIVES REQUIRED AS PART OF THE FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS COMPREHENSIVE LONG-RANGE INITIATIVE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BENCHMARKS AND OBJECTIVES MUST BE APPROVED BY THE FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND POSTED ON THE INTERNET WEBSITE OF THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-33, RELATING TO THE FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS ASSESSMENT, SO AS TO IMPOSE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR REPORTING AND USES OF THE RESULTS OF THE ASSESSMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-50, RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS, SO AS TO REVISE THE REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-152-70, RELATING TO FIRST STEPS PARTNERSHIP BOARDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS ANNUALLY SHALL PUBLISH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLANS OF THESE BOARDS ON THE INTERNET WEBSITE OF THE OFFICE, TO LIMIT THE PERIOD OF TIME IN WHICH LOCAL OFFICES MAY INCREASE THEIR ESTABLISHED OVERHEAD COST RATES, AND TO PROVIDE LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS THAT ARE NOT PART OF MULTICOUNTY PARTNERSHIPS AND EXCEED THEIR OVERHEAD COST RATES ARE INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE STATE FUNDS; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1710, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE BOARD ANNUALLY TO PROVIDE ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTS REQUIRED OF STATE AGENCIES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1720, RELATING TO THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS STUDY COMMITTEE, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE COMMITTEE AND TO PROVIDE FOR LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS IF THE OFFICE IS NOT REVIEWED BY THE HOUSE AND SENATE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES WITHIN A PRESCRIBED TIME PERIOD; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1740, RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE OFFICE OF FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE BOARD TO SUBMIT JUSTIFICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE SALARY OF ITS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO THE AGENCY HEAD SALARY COMMISSION; TO AMEND ACT 287 OF 2014, RELATING TO THE FIRST STEPS TO SCHOOL READINESS INITIATIVE, SO AS TO REPEAL A SUNSET PROVISION AND TO REAUTHORIZE THE INITIATIVE TO JUNE 30, 2025; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 63-11-1735 RELATING TO THE BABYNET INTERAGENCY EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM.
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THE SENATE PROCEEDED TO A CONSIDERATION OF H. 4950, THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL.

AMENDED, READ THE THIRD TIME
RETURNED TO THE HOUSE

H. 4950 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A BILL TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS AND TO PROVIDE REVENUES TO MEET THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2018, 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.

The Senate proceeded to a consideration of the Bill, the question being third reading of the Bill.

Point of Order

Senator SENN raised a Point of Order under Rule 24A that Amendment No. 57, which was adopted on April 11, 2018, was out of order inasmuch as it was not germane to the Bill.

The PRESIDENT overruled the Point of Order.

Amendment No. 67

Senator CASH proposed the following amendment (4950R038.SP.RJC.DOCX), which was tabled:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 33, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, page 361, after line 23, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/33.__.   (DHHS: Defunding Planned Parenthood)   The Department of Health and Human Services shall not accept federal funds for family planning. None of the state funds appropriated for family planning may be expended to directly or indirectly subsidize abortion services or procedures or administrative functions and none of the funds appropriated herein may be paid or granted to an organization that provides abortion services. An otherwise qualified organization shall not be disqualified from receipt of these funds because of its affiliation with an organization that provides abortion services, provided that the affiliated organization that provides abortion services is independent of the qualified organization. An independent affiliate that provides abortion services must be separately incorporated from any organization that receives these funds. An organization that provides abortion services where the life of the mother is at risk and the termination of the pregnancy is incidental to the lifesaving intervention is excepted from the above restriction on state family planning funds and may receive state family planning funds, provided that the physician shall act in accordance with the standard of care to preserve both the life of the mother and the life of the pre-born child.   /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator CASH spoke on the amendment.

Senator HUTTO spoke on the amendment.

Senator HUTTO moved to lay the amendment on the table.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 16; Nays 24

AYES

Fanning                   Hutto                     Jackson
Johnson                   Kimpson                   Malloy
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
Nicholson                 Rankin                    Reese
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Sheheen

Total--16

NAYS

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Goldfinch                 Gregory                   Grooms
Hembree                   Martin                    Peeler
Rice                      Senn                      Shealy
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--24

Having failed to receive the necessary votes, the Senate refused to table the amendment.

Senator M.B. MATTHEWS spoke on the amendment.

ACTING PRESIDENT PRESIDES

Senator BENNETT assumed the Chair.

PRESIDENT PRESIDES

At 11:37 A.M., the PRESIDENT assumed the Chair.

Senator M.B. MATTHEWS moved to lay the amendment on the table.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 22; Nays 20

AYES

Allen                     Campbell                  Fanning
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  McLeod                    Nicholson
Rankin                    Reese                     Sabb
Scott                     Setzler                   Sheheen
Williams

Total--22

NAYS

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campsen
Cash                      Climer                    Corbin
Davis                     Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Martin                    Peeler                    Rice
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Young

Total--20

The amendment was laid on the table.

RATIFICATION OF ACTS

Pursuant to an invitation the Honorable Speaker and House of Representatives appeared in the Senate Chamber on April 12, 2018, at 12:25 P.M. and the following Acts and Joint Resolution were ratified:

(R162, S. 340 (Word version)) -- Senator Sheheen: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1-3-230, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S POET LAUREATE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE THE GOVERNOR WITH RECOMMENDATIONS OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES AND TO ESTABLISH TERMS OF OFFICE AND DUTIES.
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(R163, S. 796 (Word version)) -- Senator Sheheen: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA AMERICAN REVOLUTION SESTERCENTENNIAL COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURPOSE, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY; TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION OF THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN OFFICERS OF THE COMMISSION; AND TO PROVIDE FOR COMPENSATION OF EXPENSES TO COMMISSION MEMBERS.
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(R164, S. 1014 (Word version)) -- Senators Reese, Peeler, Talley and Martin: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-2060, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF A REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES DISTRICT'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE INTEREST SHALL PREVAIL IF A CONFLICT EXISTS BETWEEN THE ANTITRUST LAWS OF THE STATE OR THE UNITED STATES AND THE EXERCISE OF POWER BY A REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES DISTRICT WITH RESPECT TO THE OWNERSHIP, OPERATION, MANAGEMENT, OR LEASE OF A HOSPITAL, HEALTH CARE FACILITY, OR OTHER EXERCISE OF POWER.
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(R165, S. 1038 (Word version)) -- Senators Hutto and J. Matthews: AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 4-10-390 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FOR ANY COUNTY WHICH BEGAN THE REIMPOSITION OF A CAPITAL PROJECTS SALES TAX ON APRIL 1, 2013, AND REIMPOSED THE TAX AT THE 2016 GENERAL ELECTION, THE REIMPOSED TAX THAT COMMENCED ON APRIL 1, 2013, IS EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 30, 2020, AND THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE TAX THAT WAS REIMPOSED AT THE 2016 GENERAL ELECTION IS DELAYED UNTIL MAY 1, 2020, AND EXPIRES ON APRIL 30, 2027.
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(R166, S. 1101 (Word version)) -- Senators Young, Hutto and Massey: AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 205 OF 2016, RELATING TO AN EXEMPTION OF PRIVATE, FOR-PROFIT PIPELINE COMPANIES FROM CERTAIN RIGHTS, POWERS, AND PRIVILEGES OF TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE COMPANIES THAT OTHERWISE ARE EXTENDED TO PIPELINE COMPANIES, SO AS TO EXTEND THE SUNSET PROVISION TO NOVEMBER 30, 2020.
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(R167, S. 1126 (Word version)) -- Senator Sheheen: AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 930 OF 1970, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SCHOOL TRUSTEES FOR KERSHAW COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ELECTIONS FOR THE KERSHAW COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES MUST BE HELD AT THE TIME OF THE GENERAL ELECTION IN THE APPROPRIATE YEARS.
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(R168, S. 1144 (Word version)) -- Senator Cromer: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-420, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN NEWBERRY COUNTY, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE MIDWAY PRECINCT, AND TO REDESIGNATE 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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(R169, H. 4654 (Word version)) -- Reps. Sandifer and Spires: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 38-43-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL AND AGENCY INSURANCE PRODUCERS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS AND REQUIRE AN APPLICANT TO PROVIDE A COMPLETE SET OF FINGERPRINTS WITH THE APPLICATION, TO PROVIDE THAT FAILURE TO PROVIDE A COMPLETE SET OF FINGERPRINTS CONSTITUTES GROUNDS FOR DENIAL OF AN APPLICATION, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS TO THE FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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Amendment No. 80

Senator MARTIN proposed the following amendment (4950R002.KMM.SRM.DOCX), which was tabled:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 33, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, page 361, after line 23, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/33.__.   (DHHS: Defunding Planned Parenthood)   The Department of Health and Human Services shall not accept federal funds for family planning. None of the state funds appropriated for family planning may be expended to directly or indirectly subsidize abortion services or procedures or administrative functions and none of the funds appropriated herein may be paid or granted to an organization that provides abortion services. An otherwise qualified organization shall not be disqualified from receipt of these funds because of its affiliation with an organization that provides abortion services, provided that the affiliated organization that provides abortion services is independent of the qualified organization. An independent affiliate that provides abortion services must be separately incorporated from any organization that receives these funds. An organization that provides abortion services where the mother's pregnancy is the result of rape or incest or the result of a medical condition is one which, on the basis of the physician's good faith judgment, so complicates the pregnancy as to necessitate an immediate abortion to avert the risk of her death or for which a delay will create serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of major bodily function are excepted from the above restriction on state family planning funds and may receive state family planning funds.   /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator MARTIN spoke on the amendment.

Point of Order

Senator M.B. MATTHEWS raised a Point of Order under Rule 24A that the amendment was out of order inasmuch as it was not germane to the Bill.

Senator MARTIN spoke on the Point of Order.

The PRESIDENT overruled the Point of Order.

Senator MARTIN resumed speaking on the amendment.

Senator HUTTO spoke on the amendment.

Senator HUTTO moved to lay the amendment on the table.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 23; Nays 18

AYES

Allen                     Campbell                  Fanning
Gregory                   Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  McLeod
Nicholson                 Rankin                    Reese
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Sheheen                   Williams

Total--23

NAYS

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campsen
Cash                      Climer                    Corbin
Davis                     Grooms                    Martin
Massey                    Peeler                    Rice
Shealy                    Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Young

Total--18

The amendment was laid on the table.

Amendment No. 28

Senators TURNER, BENNETT, SHEALY, YOUNG, CORBIN, TALLEY, CLIMER and TIMMONS proposed the following amendment (4950R019.SP.RT.DOCX), which was adopted (#43):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 38, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, page 384, line 23, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/   38.__.   (DSS: SNAP Eligibility)   The Department of Social Services shall not seek, apply for, accept, or renew any waiver of the requirements established pursuant to 7 U.S.C. Section 2015(o), relating to the mandatory work requirements of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.     /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator TURNER spoke on the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

ACTING PRESIDENT PRESIDES

Senator MASSEY assumed the Chair.

Amendment No. 72

Senator CORBIN proposed the following amendment (ETK 72.1 POWER PURCHASE TC),, which was tabled:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 72, PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, page 419, proviso 72.1 (Power Purchase Agreement), lines 18-26, by striking the proviso in its entirety.

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.

Senator CORBIN spoke on the amendment.

Senator DAVIS spoke on the amendment.

Senator DAVIS moved to lay the amendment on the table.

The amendment was laid on the table.

Amendment No. 75

Senators JACKSON and DAVIS proposed the following amendment (\4950C015.BBM.SA18.DOCX), which was withdrawn:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 72, PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, page 419, after line 26, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/   (PSC: Electric Consumers)   (A)   From the funds appropriated, in the current fiscal year, in order to address the challenges identified within current utility cost of service ratemaking methodologies, cost allocations, and rate designs in the report published pursuant to Section 58-27-1050, the Office of Regulatory Staff, with guidance and feedback from electrical utilities and other interested parties, shall investigate and recommend to the commission revised ratemaking methodologies, cost allocations, and rate designs for all retail customers by the end of the fiscal year. The recommendations should include a proposed timeline for implementation, including a pilot period to study the impact of new rate designs on customer behaviors and on customer satisfaction. The commission shall issue an order adopting, modifying, or rejecting the Office of Regulatory Staff recommendations on revised ratemaking methodologies, cost allocations, and rate designs, in whole or in part, by the end of the fiscal year. The proposed revisions should seek to ensure a fair allocation of system costs and benefits between consumers, including customers who utilize distributed energy resources and consumers who do not utilize distributed energy resources, with a focus on achieving the following rate design goals:

(1)   provide accurate pricing for electricity consumed and electricity generated by utility customers;

(2)   use cost-causation principles with the need to encourage customers to utilize privately-funded distributed energy resources in a manner that furthers the long-term goal of lowering overall utility costs;

(3)   provide a structure that can accommodate a variety of utility customer choices while ensuring that utilities are adequately compensated for the services they provide;

(4)   provide a meaningful opportunity for customers to achieve bill savings by altering behavior or making investments in technologies or products that reduce electricity consumption from the grid;

(5)   provide that utility customers retain flexibility to use differing technologies as they become available;

(6)   provide that the structure is durable enough to apply to all utility customers of a given class, including those customers within the class utilizing distributed energy resources to reduce their consumption of electricity from the grid;

(7)   provide that the structure is sufficiently understandable by the utility customers to whom it will apply;

(8)   provide that, using a long-term view of quantifiable costs and benefits associated with customer-utilized distributed energy resources, cost-shifting between utility customers with distributed energy resources and utility customers without distributed energy resources is minimized to the extent possible;

(9)   account for the impacts of distributed energy resources in utility load forecasting for purposes of distribution system and generation resource planning to ensure that allocated costs reflect the costs and benefits of customer-sited distributed energy resources on the grid; and

(10)   manage the introduction of new customer loads that are capable of automation, including electric vehicle charging, battery storage, and smart appliances, in a manner that helps reduce customer contribution to system peaks and improve customer load factors.

(B)   A party in interest may seek judicial review through Section 58-27-2310 of a commission order establishing mandatory ratemaking or rate design requirements for electrical utilities pursuant to Section 58-27-1060.

(C)(1)   It is the intent of the General Assembly to build upon the successful deployment of solar generating capacity through the South Carolina Distributed Resource Act to continue enabling market-driven, private investment in distributed energy resources across the State by reducing regulatory and administrative burdens to customer installation and utilization of onsite distributed energy resources. It is the further intent of the General Assembly to avoid disruption to the growing market for customer-scale distributed energy resources.

(2)   The General Assembly finds that:

(a)   the South Carolina Distributed Energy Resource Act has resulted in the rapid deployment of solar generating capacity in the service territories of investor-owned utilities and has proven the ability of these programs to support significant job creation and private investment in the State; and

(b)   electrical utilities that are not subject to the South Carolina Distributed Energy Resource Act have not experienced the same rapid deployment of solar generating capacity since enactment of the South Carolina Distributed Energy Resource Act.

(3)   This subsection applies to all electrical utilities providing retail service to electric customers in the State.

(D)(1)   Each electrical utility shall adopt the interconnection standards approved by the commission for interconnection of electric generation facilities and onsite distributed energy resources to the distribution grid.

(2)   An electrical utility may set cost-based interconnection application fees, but may not establish a charge of more than two hundred fifty dollars per interconnection request for electric generation facilities with a nameplate capacity of twenty kilowatts (20 kW AC) or less.

(3)   By January 1, 2019, the commission shall modify the interconnection standards for generator interconnections to the distribution system to provide an expedited procedure for interconnection of onsite distributed energy resources, including configurations that utilize battery storage as a component of the distributed energy resource facility.

(4)   If an electrical utility fails to deny or approve an application for interconnection of an onsite distributed energy resource within thirty calendar days of receipt of a completed application, the application is deemed approved and the electrical utility will provide notice of permission to operate to the applicant within five calendar days.

(5)   An electrical utility shall not require a customer-generator to purchase additional liability insurance as a condition of interconnection for an inverter-based onsite distributed energy resource facility.

(6)   Each electrical utility shall maintain a list of distribution circuits where the nameplate capacity of interconnected aggregate electric generation exceeds fifteen percent of circuit peak demand. Each electrical utility with over one-hundred thousand customers shall publish a map or maps reflecting available circuit capacity under the fifteen percent threshold on the electrical utility's website and shall update these maps at least on a quarterly basis.

(7)   The owner or user of an onsite distributed energy resource may proceed with construction and installation of the facility after receiving approval from the local or county authority with appropriate permitting jurisdiction. An electrical utility shall not delay or prohibit commencement of construction or installation beyond the date of permitting approval.

(E)(1)   By August 1, 2018, each electrical utility shall file with the commission a net metering tariff consistent with this section and begin offering net metering service to customers with onsite distributed energy resources.

(2)   For net metering service, the net electrical energy measurement must be calculated in the following manner:

(a)   For a customer-generator, an electrical utility shall measure the net electrical energy produced or consumed during the billing period in accordance with normal metering practices for customers in the same rate class, either by employing a single, bidirectional meter that measures the amount of electrical energy produced and consumed, or by employing multiple meters that separately measure the customer-generator's consumption and export of electricity.

(b)   If the electricity supplied by the electrical utility exceeds the electricity generated and exported to the electrical utility by the customer-generator during a billing period, the customer-generator must be billed for the net electricity supplied by the electrical utility in accordance with normal practices for customers in the same rate class.

(c)   Any energy generated by the customer-generator and exported to the electrical utility's grid that exceeds the energy supplied by the electrical utility during a monthly billing period must be recorded as a net excess generation credit.

(d)   Net excess generation credits may not be used to offset the nonvolumetric electricity charges.

(e)   The utility shall maintain an account of any net excess generation credits accruing from the customer-generator's excess generation and allow those credits to be used to offset the customer-generator's volumetric energy charges during future billing periods.

(3)   Customer-generators utilizing an energy storage device as part of the onsite distributed energy resource may participate in net metering so long as the storage device is configured to charge solely from a renewable energy resource, as that term is defined in Section 58-40-10(F).

(4)   Any renewable or environmental attributes associated with a customer-generator's onsite distributed energy resource are the sole property of the customer-generator or the customer-generator's assignee and may not be claimed by the interconnected electrical utility except through a written agreement with the customer-generator or the customer-generator's assignee that is supported by appropriate consideration for the transfer of those attributes.

(5)   Each electrical utility shall develop a standardized net metering agreement, substantially similar to the agreement approved by the commission pursuant to this subsection. The standardized net metering agreement shall:

(a)   guarantee the right of the customer-generator to continue to receive net metering service for the associated onsite distributed energy resource facility under the terms of this subsection in effect on the date of execution for the current fiscal year;

(b)   allow for the assignment of the net metering agreement by the customer-generator to subsequent owners or users of the onsite distributed energy resource facility at the premises where it was originally installed;

(c)   allow for reasonable capacity increases or modifications to the distributed energy resource, including the addition of an energy storage device, routine component complacent, and addition of generation capacity that does not exceed one-quarter of one percent of the original capacity;

(d)   provide that the customer-generator will have access to the same electrical rate options that the customer would have had if they had not installed and utilized onsite distributed energy resources; and

(e)   allow the electrical utility to terminate the agreement if the onsite distributed energy resource is inactive for a consecutive period of twelve months or if the customer-generator is operating the facility in violation of laws or regulations related to safety and reliability of the grid.

(6)   By August 1, 2018, the commission shall issue a notice to request comments and proposals for a standardized net metering agreement from all interested persons. By January 1, 2019, the commission shall issue an order approving a standardized net metering agreement.

(7)   Customers engaged in a prior net metering program may opt out and apply for net metering service as soon as the net metering tariff and standardized net metering agreement is available. Customers enrolling in net metering under this chapter prior to the availability of the net metering agreement may begin receiving net metering service under the terms of this section and may subsequently execute the commission-approved net metering agreement. For customer-generators opting out of a legacy net metering service that is included in a commission-approved distributed energy resource program, nothing in this subsection prohibits an electrical utility from continuing to recover distributed energy resource program costs for the duration and in the manner approved by the commission prior to the enactment of this act.

(8)   Electrical utilities may charge a one-time, cost-based interconnection application fee for a net metering facility. The one-time interconnection application fee shall not exceed two hundred fifty dollars for customers applying to interconnect a distributed energy resource with a total nameplate generating capacity of twenty kilowatts or less.

(9)   An electrical utility that has customer-generators taking net metering service under a legacy net metering program pursuant to Section 58-40-10, et seq. shall provide these customer-generators the opportunity to transition to new net metering service under this proviso and shall automatically transition these customer-generators to new net metering service upon the termination of the customer-generator's rights to receive net metering service pursuant to a commission-approved distributed energy resource program.

(10)   Electrical utilities shall provide service to customers that install and utilize onsite distributed energy resources at nondiscriminatory rates that are identical, with respect to rate structure, retail rate components, and any monthly charges to the rates that the customer would be charged for electricity supplied by the electrical utility if they did not utilize onsite distributed energy resources and shall not require a separately allocated class of service for these customers.

(11)   Nothing in this subsection prohibits a customer utilizing onsite distributed energy resources from taking optional service under an alternate structure that is specifically developed for and available to customers using onsite distributed energy resources.

(12)   An industrial account utilizing an onsite distributed energy resource facility with a nameplate capacity of at least one-hundred kilowatts is exempt from paying the incremental distributed energy resource program costs that are subject to the cost cap in Section 58-39-150.

(13)   Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection, no electrical utility shall seek to recover through a general rate case or another proceeding the lost revenues associated with customer energy-saving measures. For purposes of this subsection, 'consumer energy-saving measure' means any equipment, technology, or practice employed by a customer to reduce the customer's consumption of grid-delivered electricity. Nothing in this subsection prevents an electrical utility from recovering the reasonable and prudent costs, as determined by the commission or the electrical utility's governing board or authority, of any direct incentive or rebate program that encourages customers of the electrical utility to invest in or employ customer energy-saving measures.

(F)(1)   The owner of an onsite distributed energy resource facility contracting with the customer-generator using that facility through a power purchase agreement or other agreement providing for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the facility is not considered an electrical utility pursuant to Section 58-27-10(7).

(2)   Prior to offering a power purchase or other agreement for the operation and maintenance of an onsite distributed energy resource facility to a prospective customer-generator, the owner of the facility must obtain and maintain a certificate pursuant to Section 58-27-2620 that permits the owner to market and lease renewable electric generation facilities to customer-generator lessees.

(G)   Notwithstanding another provision of law, customers of the utility who are not customer-generators are not required to subsidize the costs of customer-generators.

(H)   In the tax year ending in the current fiscal year, a taxpayer who constructs, purchases, or leases solar energy property located on property owned by the Pinewood Site Custodial Trust, located in the State of South Carolina, and places it in service in this State, is allowed an income tax credit equal to five percent of the cost, including the cost of installation of the property. A lessor shall give a taxpayer who leases solar energy property from him a statement that describes the solar energy property and states the cost of the property upon request. A credit is not allowed pursuant to this subsection to the extent the cost of the solar energy property is provided by public funds. For purposes of this subsection, 'public funds' does not include federal grants or tax credits.

(I)   As used in this proviso:

(1)   'Customer-generator' means the user of an onsite distributed energy resource that is enrolled in net energy metering service.

(2)   'Electrical utility' means an electrical utility as defined in Section 58-27-10.

(3)   'Net electrical energy measurement' means the measurement occurring at the end of the monthly billing period where the electrical utility determines the volume of electricity to be charged or credited based on the net of the total imports from the grid to the customer-generator and total exports to the grid from the customer-generator during that billing period.

(4)   'Net metering' means using metering equipment sufficient to measure the difference between the electrical energy supplied to a customer-generator by an electrical utility and the electrical energy exported by the customer-generator to the electricity provider over the applicable billing period.

(5)   'Net excess generation credit' means a bill credit representing the value of net excess generation determined in the net electrical energy measurement according to the valuation methodology approved by the commission in Docket No. 2014-246-E.

(6)   'Onsite distributed energy resource' means a facility that is a 'distributed energy resource', as defined in Section 58-39-120(C), that:

(a)   generates electricity from a renewable energy resource, as defined in Section 58-40-10(F);

(b)   has an electric generating system with a capacity of:

(i)   not more than the lesser of one thousand kilowatts (1,000 kW AC) or one hundred percent of contract demand if a nonresidential customer, provided the electric generating capacity of an onsite distributed energy resource that includes an energy storage device paired with a renewable energy resource will be determined as the lesser of the total inverter capacity or the sum of the direct current power components that comprise the onsite distributed energy resource facility; or

(ii)   not more than twenty kilowatts (20 kW AC) if a residential customer, provided the electric generating capacity of an onsite distributed energy resource that includes an energy storage device paired with a renewable energy resource will be determined as the lesser of the total inverter capacity or the sum of the direct current power components that comprise the onsite distributed energy resource facility;

(c)   is located on a single premises owned, operated, leased, or otherwise controlled by the customer;

(d)   is configured to serve load on the customer's side of the electrical utility's revenue meter;

(e)   is interconnected and operates in parallel phase and synchronization with an electrical utility and complies with the applicable interconnection standards;

(f)   is intended primarily to offset part or all of the customer-generator's own electrical energy requirements; and

(g)   meets all applicable safety, performance, interconnection, and reliability standards established by the commission, the National Electrical Code, the National Electrical Safety Code, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Underwriters Laboratories, the federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and any local governing authorities.

(1)   'First responder' means a law enforcement officer, a fire department worker, or a paramedic with a primary place of residence in this State who is employed by or volunteers for a state, county, or municipal agency that ordinarily provides emergency services to citizens of this State during a natural disaster or state of emergency as declared by state or federal authorities.

(2)   'Designated emergency shelter' means a building owned by a state, county, or municipal government agency which has been designated by appropriate authorities as a place of community refuge made available to provide temporary shelter and housing to citizens during a natural disaster or state of emergency as declared by the governor or other authorized official.

(3)   'Onsite solar-storage facility' means an onsite distributed energy resource facility paired with a battery storage device which:

(a)   utilizes solar energy to generate electricity sufficient to meet at least fifty percent of the host customer's annual electrical requirements;

(b)   is capable of isolating from the electric grid and operating independently during periods of electrical outages; and

(c)   has sufficient battery storage capacity to supply a minimum of twenty-four hours of back-up power to the customer's critical loads or a minimum of five hours of the customer's average daily usage.   /

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On motion of Senator JACKSON, with unanimous consent, Amendment 75 was withdrawn.

Amendment No. 81A

Senator YOUNG proposed the following amendment (4950R047.SP.TRY.DOCX), which was adopted (#44):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 73, OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF, page 420, after line 24, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/73.__   (ORS:   Natural Gas Rate Stabilization Act Study)   From the funds appropriated and authorized in the current fiscal year, the Office of Regulatory Staff shall study the Natural Gas Rate Stabilization Act of 2005 and make recommendations to the General Assembly by February 5, 2019. The study shall include, but is not limited to, determining if the provisions of the Act are in the best interests of the ratepayers. The study will include a comparison of states that use innovative rates and tracking mechanisms to bill natural gas customers. Such comparison shall include, but is not limited to, the application and process, the usage of the Weather Normalization Adjustment, the benefits to the customer, and the approved rate of return.     /

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Senator YOUNG spoke on the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 82

Senators YOUNG, SETZLER, MASSEY, SABB, WILLIAMS, MATTHEWS, M.B. MATTHEWS, GROOMS, BENNETT, CAMPBELL, HUTTO, McELVEEN, HEMBREE, CROMER, GOLDFINCH, RANKIN, and SHEALY proposed the following amendment (DAD 100.21 TY V2), which was adopted (#45):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 100, ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, page 450, proviso 100.21, line 33, by striking /(ADJ: Hurricane Irma FEMA Match)/ and inserting /(ADJ: 2017 Hurricane Irma and 2014 Ice Storm FEMA Match)/

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 100, ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, page 451, proviso 100.21, line 2, by inserting at the end:

/The Office of Adjutant General, Emergency Management Division is directed to use existing fund balances for the 2015 Flood disaster (Presidential Disaster Declaration DR-4241) to reimburse counties and municipalities with unreimbursed non-federal cost share from the 2014 Ice Storm disaster for storm cleanup expenses incurred during and after states of emergency declared by Executive Orders 2014-06 and 2014-11 and Presidential Disaster Declaration DR-4166. Counties and municipalities must submit an application for such funds by July 31, 2018. /

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Senator YOUNG spoke on the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 53

Senator DAVIS proposed the following amendment (DG TD EXNEEDS), which was tabled:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 109, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, page 463, by striking proviso 109.10 in its entirety.

Amend the bill further, PART 1B, Section 109, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, page 469, after line 8, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:

/   (DOR: Exceptional Needs Credit)   (A)   As used in this proviso:

(1)   'Eligible school' means an independent school including those religious in nature, other than a public school, at which the compulsory attendance requirements of Section 59-65-10 may be met, that:

(a)   offers a general education to primary or secondary school students;

(b)   does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin;

(c)   is located in this State;

(d)   has an educational curriculum that includes courses set forth in the State's diploma requirements and where the students attending are administered national achievement or state standardized tests, or both, at progressive grade levels to determine student progress;

(e)   has school facilities that are subject to applicable federal, state, and local laws; and

(f)   is a member in good standing of the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools, the South Carolina Independent Schools Association, the Palmetto Association of Independent Schools, the American Montessori Society, the International Montessori Council, or the National Association of Private Schools or alternatively accredited by AdvancED or the National Council for Private School Accreditation.

(2)   'Exceptional needs child' means a child:

(a)(i)   who has been evaluated in accordance with this state's evaluation criteria, as set forth in S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 43-243.1, and determined eligible as a child with a disability who needs special education and related services, in accordance with the requirements of Section 300.8 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; or

(ii)   who has been diagnosed within the last three years by a licensed speech-language pathologist, psychiatrist, or medical, mental health, psychoeducational, or other comparable licensed health care provider as having a neurodevelopmental disorder, a substantial sensory or physical impairment such as deaf, blind, or orthopedic disability, or some other disability or acute or chronic condition that significantly impedes the student's ability to learn and succeed in school without specialized instructional and associated supports and services tailored to the child's unique needs; and

(b)   the child's parents or legal guardian believes that the services provided by the school district of legal residence do not sufficiently meet the needs of the child.

(3)   'Disadvantaged child' means a child who is eligible for the federal free or reduced lunch program and whose family meets the qualifications for federal Medicaid benefits.

(4)   'Independent school' means a school, other than a public school, at which the compulsory attendance requirements of Section 59-65-10 may be met and that does not discriminate based on the grounds of race, color, religion, or national origin.

(5)   'Nonprofit scholarship funding organization' means a charitable organization that:

(a)   is exempt from federal tax pursuant to Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code by being listed as an exempt organization in Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code;

(b)   allocates at least ninety-five percent of the fiscal year's contributions to provide grants for tuition to children enrolled in an eligible school meeting the criteria of this proviso, and incurs administrative expenses in the fiscal year of not more than five percent of its contributions for the fiscal year to cover operational costs;

(c)   allocates all of its funds used for grants on an annual basis to children who are exceptional needs or disadvantaged students;

(d)   does not provide grants only for the benefit of one school, and if the department determines that the nonprofit scholarship funding organization is providing grants to one particular school, the tax credit allowed by this proviso may be disallowed;

(e)   does not have as a volunteer, contractor, consultant, fundraiser, or member of its governing board any parent, legal guardian, or member of their immediate family who has a child or ward who is currently receiving or has received a scholarship grant authorized by this proviso from the organization within one year of the date the parent, legal guardian, or member of their immediate family became a board member;

(f)   does not have as a member of its governing board or an employee, volunteer, contractor, consultant, or fundraiser who has been convicted of a felony;

(g)   does not release personally identifiable information pertaining to students or donors or use information collected about donors, students, or schools for financial gain; and

(h)   does not place conditions on schools enrolling students receiving scholarships to limit the ability of the schools to enroll students accepting grants from other nonprofit scholarship funding organizations.

(6)   'Parent' means the natural or adoptive parent or legal guardian of a child.

(7)   'Person' means an individual, partnership, corporation, or other similar entity.

(8)   'Qualifying student' means a student who is an exceptional needs child or a disadvantaged child, a South Carolina resident, and who is eligible to be enrolled in a South Carolina secondary or elementary public school at the kindergarten or later-year level for the school year which begins in the fiscal year.

(9)   'Resident public school district' means the public school district in which a student resides.

(10)   'Transportation' means transportation to and from school only.

(11)   'Tuition' means the total amount of money charged for the cost of a qualifying student to attend an independent school including, but not limited to, fees for attending the school, textbook fees, and school-related transportation.

(12)   'Department' means the Department of Revenue.

(13)   'School year' has the same meaning as the current fiscal year.

(B)(1)   A person is entitled to a tax credit against income taxes imposed pursuant to Chapter 6, Title 12, or bank taxes imposed pursuant to Chapter 11, Title 12, for the amount of cash and the monetary value of any publicly traded securities the person contributes to a nonprofit scholarship funding organization in the current fiscal year up to the limits of this proviso if:

(a)   the contribution is used to provide grants for tuition to exceptional needs children enrolled in eligible schools who qualify for these grants under the provisions of this proviso; and

(b)   the person does not designate a specific child or school as the beneficiary of the contribution.

(2)   A person is entitled to a tax credit against income taxes imposed pursuant to Chapter 6, Title 12, or bank taxes imposed pursuant to Chapter 11, Title 12, for the amount of cash and the monetary value of any publicly traded securities the taxpayer contributes to a nonprofit scholarship funding organization in the current fiscal year up to the limits of this proviso if:

(a)   the contribution is used to provide grants for tuition to disadvantaged children enrolled in eligible schools who qualify for these grants under the provisions of this proviso; and

(b)   the taxpayer does not designate a specific child or school as the beneficiary of the contribution.

(C)   Grants may be awarded by a scholarship funding organization for a school year in an amount not exceeding eleven thousand dollars or the total cost of tuition, whichever is less, for qualifying students at an eligible school. Before awarding any grant, a scholarship funding organization must receive written documentation from the parent documenting that the qualifying student is an exceptional needs or disadvantaged child. Upon approving the application, the scholarship funding organization shall issue a paper check payable to the parent or guardian of the qualifying student and delivered to the eligible school. If the qualifying student leaves or withdraws from the school for any reason before the end of the semester or school year and does not reenroll within thirty days, then the eligible school shall return a prorated amount of the grant to the scholarship funding organization based on the number of days the qualifying student was enrolled in the school during the semester or school year within sixty days of the qualifying student's departure.

(D)(1)(a)   The tax credits authorized by subsection (B)(1) may not exceed cumulatively a total of fifteen million dollars in the fiscal year for contributions made on behalf of exceptional needs students. If the department determines that the total of these credits claimed by all taxpayers exceeds the limit amount, it shall allow credits only up to those amounts on a first-come, first-served basis.

(b)   The tax credits authorized pursuant to subsection (B)(2) may not exceed cumulatively a total of five million dollars in the fiscal year for contributions on behalf of disadvantaged children. If the department determines that the total of these credits claimed by all taxpayers exceeds the limit amount, it shall allow credits only up to those amounts on a first-come, first-served basis.

(c)   The department shall establish an application process to determine the amount of credit available to be claimed. The receipt of the application by the department shall determine priority for the credit. The credit must be claimed on the return for the tax year that ends in the current fiscal year. If the taxpayer makes a contribution in the fiscal year but after the end of the tax year, the taxpayer may file an amended return to claim the credit.

(2)   A taxpayer may not claim more than one hundred percent of his total tax liability for the year in contribution toward the tax credits authorized by subsection (B)(1) and (2). This credit is not refundable.

(3)   If a taxpayer deducts the amount of the contribution on the taxpayer's federal return and claims the credit allowed by this proviso, then the taxpayer shall add back the amount of the deduction for purposes of South Carolina income or bank taxes.

(4)   The department shall prescribe the form and manner of proof required to obtain the credits authorized by subsection (B). Also, the department shall develop a method of informing taxpayers if the credit limit is met at any time during the year.

(E)   A corporation or entity entitled to a credit under subsection (B) may not convey, assign, or transfer the credit authorized by this proviso to another entity unless all of the assets of the entity are conveyed, assigned, or transferred in the same transaction.

(F)   Except as otherwise provided, neither the Department of Education, the Department of Revenue, nor any other state agency may regulate the educational program of an independent school that accepts students receiving scholarship grants pursuant to this proviso.

(G)(1)   A public nonprofit organization to oversee the scholarship funding organizations must be organized by the department as a public charity as defined by the Internal Revenue Code under section 509(a)(1) through (4).

(2)   The public nonprofit organization must be governed by five directors, two appointed by the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, one of which is based upon the recommendation of the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools and one which is based upon the recommendation of the Diocese of Charleston, two appointed by the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee based upon the recommendations of the South Carolina Independent Schools Association, and one appointed by the Governor based upon the recommendation of the Palmetto Association of Independent Schools. The directors of the public nonprofit organization, along with the director of the department, shall designate an executive director of the public nonprofit.

(3)   In concert with the public nonprofit directors, the department shall administer the public nonprofit organization, which will provide oversight of the scholarship funding organizations and address any citizen concerns about the programs' administration at eligible schools or with the scholarship funding organizations.

(4)   By June 30, 2019, the department shall report to the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Governor:

(a)   the number and total amount of grants issued to eligible schools by each scholarship funding organization in the current fiscal year;

(b)   the identity of the school and the amount of the grant for each grant issued to an eligible school in the current fiscal year by each scholarship funding organization;

(c)   an itemization and detailed explanation of fees or other revenues obtained from or on behalf of an eligible school by any scholarship funding organization;

(d)   a copy of a compilation, review, or audit of each scholarship funding organization conducted by a certified public accounting firm as provided to the department by each scholarship funding organization in their application to participate in the program; and

(e)   the criteria and eligibility requirements for scholarship awards of each scholarship funding organization as provided to the department by each scholarship funding organization in their application to participate in the program.

(5)   The directors may request an audit by the department if they believe a scholarship funding organization is in violation of the provisions of this proviso.

(H)(1)   By August 1, 2018, each nonprofit scholarship funding organization shall apply to the department to be considered an eligible organization for which its contributors are allowed the tax credit allowed by this proviso. If a nonprofit scholarship funding organization does not apply, the organization may not be published as an approved organization, and contributions to that organization must not be allowed for purposes of the credit allowed by this proviso. A nonprofit scholarship funding organization's application must contain:

(a)   the number and total amount of grants issued to eligible schools in the preceding fiscal year;

(b)   for each grant issued to an eligible school in the preceding fiscal year, the identity of the school and the amount of the grant;

(c)   an itemization and detailed explanation of any fees or other revenues obtained from or on behalf of any eligible schools;

(d)   a copy of the organization's Form 990 or other comparable federal submission that indicates the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code under which the organization has been granted exempt status for purposes of federal taxation;

(e)   a copy of a compilation, review, or audit of the organization's financial statements, conducted by a certified public accounting firm;

(f)   the criteria and eligibility requirements for scholarship awards; and

(g)   a certification by the organization that it meets the definition of a nonprofit scholarship funding organization as that term is defined in subsection (A)(5) and that the report is true, accurate, and complete under penalty of perjury in accordance with Section 16-9-10.

(2)   By receiving the application materials and approving the organization as an eligible organization pursuant to item (1), the department is not determining that the organization meets all of the requirements of a qualified nonprofit scholarship funding organization and the organization remains subject to examination as provided for pursuant to subsection (I).

(3)   The department has authority to disclose the names of qualifying nonprofit scholarship funding organizations to the Education Oversight Committee. The department also may disclose to the Education Oversight Committee the names of organizations that applied but were not qualified by the department and those organizations whose eligibility has been revoked in accordance with subsection (I)(2), as well as the reason the application of the organization was not accepted or the reason its qualification was revoked.

(4)   By September 1, 2018, the department shall publish on its website a list of all qualifying nonprofit scholarship funding organizations, to include their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and, if available, website addresses. Also, the results of the audit required by item (1)(e) must be published with the list.

(I)(1)   Nothing in this proviso restricts the department's authority to supervise and audit any of the parties. The department has authority to oversee, examine, and audit the nonprofit scholarship funding organizations, including determining whether the nonprofit scholarship funding organization is being operated in a manner consistent with the requirements for an IRC Section 501(c)(3) organization or is in compliance with any other provision of this proviso.

(2)(a)   If at any time during the fiscal year, the department has evidence, through audit or otherwise, that a nonprofit scholarship funding organization is not being operated in a manner consistent with the requirements for operating an IRC Section 501(c)(3) organization or is not in compliance with any other provision of this proviso, the department immediately may revoke the organization's participation in the program and shall notify the organization and the Education Oversight Committee in writing of the revocation.

(b)   Notice of revocation may be provided to the organization by personal delivery to the organization, by first class mail to the last known address of the organization, or by other means reasonably designed to provide notice to the organization.

(c)   Any donations made following the date the notice of revocation is received by the organization or in the case of delivery by mail ten days after the notice of revocation was mailed, do not qualify for the credit and the donated funds must be returned to the donor by the organization. This proviso may not limit the department's authority to deny any tax credit or other benefit provided by this proviso if the circumstances warrant.

(d)(i)   Within thirty days after the day on which the organization is notified of the revocation, the organization may request a contested hearing before the Administrative Law Court. Within thirty days after a request for a contested case hearing is received by the Administrative Law Court, an administrative law judge shall hold the contested case hearing and determine whether the revocation was reasonable under the circumstances. The department has the burden of proof of showing that the revocation was reasonable under the circumstances. The revocation is 'reasonable' if the department has some credible evidence to believe that the organization is not being operated in a manner consistent with the requirements for operating an IRC Section 501(c)(3) organization or is not in compliance with any other provision of this proviso. The decision made by the administrative law judge is final and conclusive and may not be reviewed by any court. If the organization does not request a contested case hearing within thirty days of the immediate revocation, the revocation is permanent.

(ii)   If the administrative law judge determines that the revocation was reasonable, the administrative law judge shall remand the case to the department to issue a department determination for permanent revocation within the time period determined by the judge. The organization may appeal this department determination in accordance with Section 12-60-460. At the contested case hearing on the department determination, the parties may raise new issues and arguments in addition to those issues and arguments previously presented at the revocation hearing.

(iii)   If the administrative law judge determines that immediate revocation is not reasonable, the revocation must be lifted and the organization may resume accepting donations and award scholarships hereunder. The department may still issue a department determination in accordance with Section 12-60-450(E)(2).

(iv)   If at any time during the process, the department believes the organization is in compliance, the department, in its sole discretion, may reinstate the organization and notify the Education Oversight Committee.

(v)   Following the permanent revocation of a nonprofit scholarship funding organization, the department has the authority to oversee the transfer of donated funds of the revoked organization to other nonprofit scholarship funding organizations.

(J)   A nonprofit scholarship funding organization may transfer funds to another nonprofit scholarship funding organization, especially if the organization cannot distribute the funds in a timely manner or if the organization ceases to exist. The funds that are transferred by one nonprofit scholarship funding organization to another only may be considered by one organization when calculating its administrative expenses.

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Senator DAVIS spoke on the amendment.

Senator SHEHEEN moved to lay the amendment on the table.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 20; Nays 21

AYES

Allen                     Campbell                  Fanning
Grooms                    Hutto                     Jackson
Johnson                   Kimpson                   Malloy
Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie          McElveen
McLeod                    Nicholson                 Reese
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Sheheen                   Williams

Total--20

NAYS

Bennett                   Campsen                   Cash
Climer                    Corbin                    Cromer
Davis                     Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Hembree                   Martin                    Massey
Peeler                    Rice                      Senn
Shealy                    Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Young

Total--21

Having failed to receive the necessary votes, the Senate refused to table the amendment.

PRESIDENT PRESIDES

At 2:03 P.M., the PRESIDENT assumed the Chair.

Senator SHEHEEN spoke on the amendment.

Senator GROOMS spoke on the amendment.

Senator DAVIS spoke on the amendment.

Senator SHEHEEN spoke on the amendment.

Senator GROOMS spoke on the amendment.

Senator GROOMS moved to lay the amendment on the table.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 29; Nays 16

AYES

Alexander                 Allen                     Bennett
Campbell                  Campsen                   Cromer
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  McLeod
Nicholson                 Rankin                    Reese
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Sheheen                   Williams

Total--29
NAYS

Cash                      Climer                    Corbin
Davis                     Gregory                   Martin
Massey                    Peeler                    Rice
Senn                      Shealy                    Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Young

Total--16

The amendment was laid on the table.

ACTING PRESIDENT PRESIDES

Senator SETZLER assumed the Chair.

Amendment No. 71

Senator MALLOY proposed the following amendment (4950R004.KMM.GM.DOCX), which was withdrawn:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 109, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, page 469, after line 8, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/109.__.   (DOR:   Gun Safety Surcharge)   There shall be charged, and the Department of Revenue shall collect, a surcharge equal to fifty percent of the gross proceeds derived from the sale of firearms other than assault rifles and equal to seventy-five percent of the gross proceeds derived from the sale of assault rifles, imposed upon every person selling firearms within this State. The funds collected pursuant to this proviso shall be deposited in a fund separate and distinct from the general fund to be known as the School Safety Fund. The Department of Education shall award grants from the fund to school districts to enhance school safety measures within the district. School safety measures may include, but are not limited to, metal detectors, checkpoints, school resource officers, and the like. For the purposes of this proviso, "firearm" means a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, submachine gun, or assault rifle that is designed to fire or is capable of firing fixed cartridge ammunition or from which a shot or projectile is discharged by an explosive but does not include an antique firearm as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(16).For the purposes of this proviso, "assault rifle" means a rapid-fire, magazine-fed semiautomatic rifle designed for military use./

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Senator MALLOY spoke on the amendment.

On motion of Senator MALLOY, with unanimous consent, Amendment 71 was withdrawn.

Amendment No. 79

On motion of Senator MARTIN, with unanimous consent, Amendment 79 was withdrawn.

Amendment No. 70

Senators TIMMONS, RICE, HEMBREE, CORBIN, TURNER, CASH and MARTIN proposed the following amendment (\ 4950C009.BBM.SA18.DOCX)which was adopted, (#46):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 523, after line 19, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/ (GP: Immigration Compliance Report)   From the funds appropriated to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), the agency shall publish the Immigration Compliance Report (ICR). SLED may conduct investigations necessary to ensure the accuracy of information provided by counties and municipal governments within the ICR. Every agency of this State, and political subdivisions thereof, shall provide documentation that SLED considers necessary for the publication of the ICR. The ICR shall contain a list of county and municipal governments that SLED has certified to be compliant with sections 17-13-170(E) and 23-3-1100 of the 1976 Code as well as compliance with any federal laws related to the presence of an unlawful person in the United States in the previous fiscal year. The ICR must be provided to the General Assembly, the Governor, and the State Treasurer by December thirty-first of the current fiscal year.

The State Treasurer shall withhold any remaining disbursement from the Local Government Fund to any county or municipality that is not certified as "compliant" in the ICR; however, this requirement may not be imposed until the first publication of the ICR. /

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Senator TIMMONS spoke on the amendment.

  Decision of the PRESIDENT

The Acting PRESIDENT took up the Point of Order raised by Senator HUTTO on April 11, 2018, that Amendment No. 70 of Part 1B was out of order inasmuch as it was violative of Rule 24A.

The PRESIDENT overruled the Point of Order.

The question then was the adoption of the amendment.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 31; Nays 13

AYES

Alexander                 Allen                     Bennett
Campbell                  Campsen                   Cash
Climer                    Corbin                    Cromer
Davis                     Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Johnson                   Leatherman                Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            McElveen
Peeler                    Rankin                    Rice
Senn                      Shealy                    Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Young

Total--31

NAYS

Fanning                   Jackson                   Kimpson
Malloy                    Matthews, Margie          McLeod
Nicholson                 Reese                     Sabb
Scott                     Setzler                   Sheheen
Williams

Total--13

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 78

Senators GREGORY and KIMPSON proposed the following amendment (\4950C020.BBM.SA18.DOCX), which was ruled out of order:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 523, after line 19, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/   (GP: Clerks of Court )   (A)   Every clerk of court shall report the disposition of each case in the Court of General Sessions to the State Law Enforcement Division within ten days of disposition, weekends and holidays excluded.

(B)   The clerk of court shall report to the State Law Enforcement Division, within 48 hours, the issuance of any:

(1)   restraining orders,

(2)   orders of protection;

(3)   orders preventing a person from possessing a firearm;

(4)   convictions related to or orders issued to prevent acts of domestic violence against another person;

(5)   orders issued related to the stalking, intimidation, or harassment of another person, or

(6)   orders for bond with any limitations listed in this proviso.

(C)   The reports required by this proviso must be in a format approved by representatives of the State Law Enforcement Division and the office of court administration. With the approval of the State Law Enforcement Division and the office of court administration, this reporting requirement may be satisfied by use of General Sessions docket information transmitted to the office of the court administration.

(D)   Magistrates shall report the disposition of each criminal case to the State Law Enforcement Division within ten days, weekends and holidays excluded.

(E)   Magistrates shall report to the State Law Enforcement Division, within 48 hours, the issuance of any:

(1)   restraining orders,

(2)   orders of protection,

(3)   orders preventing a person from possessing a firearm,

(4)   convictions related to or orders issued to prevent acts of domestic violence against another person,

(5)   orders issued or convictions related to, or to prevent, the stalking, intimidation, or harassment of another person, or

(6)   orders for bond with any limitations listed in this proviso.

(F)   The report must be made in a format approved by representatives of the State Law Enforcement Division and the office of court administration. With the approval of the State Law Enforcement Division and the office of court administration, this reporting requirement may be satisfied by use of docket information transmitted to the office of the court administration.

(G)   Each municipal judge shall report the disposition of each criminal case to the State Law Enforcement Division within ten days, weekends and holidays excluded.

(H)   A municipal judge shall report to the State Law Enforcement Division, within 48 hours, the issuance of any:

(1)   restraining orders,

(2)   orders of protection,

(3)   orders preventing a person from possessing a firearm,

(4)   convictions related to or orders issued to prevent acts of domestic violence against another person,

(5)   convictions related to or orders issued to prevent, the stalking, intimidation, or harassment of another person, or

(6)   orders for bond with any limitations listed in this proviso.

(I)   The report must be made in a format approved by representatives of the State Law Enforcement Division and the office of court administration. With the approval of the State Law Enforcement Division and the office of court administration, this reporting requirement may be satisfied by use of docket information transmitted to the office of the court administration.

(J)   Each law enforcement agency must report to the State Law Enforcement Division within twenty-four hours:

(1)   the filing of an incident report for each criminal case,

(2)   the filing of an order of protection, restraining order, or any order or report relating to an incident of domestic violence,

(3)   any incident in which a person may be prohibited from obtaining or possessing a firearm by state or federal law.

(K)   The report must be made in a format approved by representatives of the State Law Enforcement Division."

(L)   There is hereby established a committee to be known as the Judicial Criminal Information Technology Committee, which must exercise the powers and fulfill the duties described in this proviso.

(M)   The committee shall be composed of the following:

(1)   a member of the Senate, appointed by the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee;

(2)   a member of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee;

(3)   the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who shall serve ex officio;

(4)   one member who is a judge of the state, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;

(5)   one member who is a clerk of court appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;

(6)   one member who is a circuit solicitor, appointed by the Attorney General,

(7)   one member who is a circuit public defender, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; and

(8)   one member who is a sheriff or municipal chief of police, appointed by the Governor;

(N)   The members who are appointed shall serve for the fiscal year.

(O)   The committee must meet as soon as practicable after appointment and organize itself by electing one of its members as chair and such other officers as the oversight committee may consider necessary. Thereafter, the oversight committee must meet at least annually and at the call of the chair or by a majority of the members. A quorum consists of five members.

(P)   to review the current state of law enforcement information technology and reporting, including, but not limited to, the timeframe and accuracy of the filing of reports, fingerprints and related offender information, and evidence discovery to prosecutors, courts, and to the State Law Enforcement Division criminal information database,

(Q)   to review the current state of judicial information technology including, but not limited to, the technology and funding needs of state and local court systems, the technology and funding needs of state and local law enforcement agencies, and the current efficiency, timeliness, and accuracy of filings;

(R)   to recommend the implementation of an accurate and secure centralized court reporting system for all courts in the State and to explore funding options, and recommend legislation, rules, or regulations to enhance the overall efficiency of the judicial system and criminal reporting by law enforcement. An initial report shall be given to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees no later than December 15th of 2017 detailing the current status of agency needs, funding requirements, and recommendations and findings of the committee.

(S)   to recommend to the Supreme Court, changes to the court rules to effectuate the adoption of a centralized court reporting system and the implementation with, and the full compliance of, reporting deadlines."

(T)   The committee members are entitled to such mileage, subsistence, and per diem as authorized by law for members of boards, committees, and commissions while in the performance of the duties for which appointed. These expenses shall be paid from the general fund of the State on warrants duly signed by the chair of the oversight committee and payable by the authorities from which a member is appointed.

(U)   The committee is encouraged to apply for and may expend grants, gifts, or federal funds it receives from other sources to carry out its duties and responsibilities.

(V)   The committee may employ or retain other professional staff, upon the determination of the necessity for other staff by the committee.

(W)   The committee may employ consultants to assist in the evaluations and, when necessary, the implementation of the recommendations report."

(X)   As used in this provision:

(1)   'Firearm' means a weapon, including a starter gun, that will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive, the frame or receiver of such weapon, a firearm muffler or firearm silencer, or a destructive device. The term does not include an antique firearm.

(2)   'Licensed dealer' means the holder of any federal firearms license under 18 U.S.C. Section 923(a).

(3)   'Transfer' means to sell, furnish, give, lend, deliver, or otherwise provide, with or without consideration.

(4)   'Transferee' means a person who receives or intends to receive a firearm in a sale or transfer.

(Y)   For any sale or transfer of a firearm for which a licensed dealer contacts the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to conduct a background check, a licensed gun dealer may not deliver a firearm to any transferee unless the NICS provides the licensed dealer with a unique identification number or five days have elapsed from the date the licensed dealer contacted the NICS and the NICS has not notified the licensed dealer that a sale or transfer to such person would violate state or federal law.

(Z)   A person who violates the provisions of this proviso is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than one thousand dollars, or both.   /

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Senator KIMPSON spoke on the amendment.

Decision of the PRESIDENT

The Acting PRESIDENT took up the Point of Order raised by Senator CORBIN on April 11, 2018, that Amendment No. 78 of Part 1B was out of order inasmuch as it was violative of Rule 24A.

Senator MARTIN spoke on the Point of Order.

The PRESIDENT sustained the Point of Order.

The amendment was ruled out of order.

Amendment No. 73A

On motion of Senator CLIMER, with unanimous consent, Amendment 73A was withdrawn.

ACTING PRESIDENT PRESIDES

Senator SHEHEEN assumed the Chair.

Amendment No. 55

Senator McLEOD proposed the following amendment (DAD 118 CONTINGENCY RESERVE FUND#1), which was adopted (#47):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 533, after line 4, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/   (SR: Contingency Reserve Fund) (A) The source of revenue appropriated in subsection (B) is from the funds earned in Fiscal Year 2017-18 and deposited into the Contingency Reserve Fund in Fiscal Year 2018-19.

This revenue is deemed to have occurred and is available for use in Fiscal Year 2018-19 after September 1, 2018, following the Comptroller General's close of the state's books on Fiscal Year 2017-18.

(B)   The appropriations in this provision are listed in priority order. Item (1) must be funded first and each remaining item must be fully funded before any funds are allocated to the next item. Provided, however, that any individual item may be partially funded in the order in which it appears to the extent that revenues are available.

The State Treasurer shall disburse the following appropriations by September 30, 2018, for the purposes stated:

(1)   P320 - Department of Commerce

Minority Business Development   $   100,000;

(C)   Unexpended funds appropriated pursuant to this provision may be carried forward to succeeding fiscal years and expended for the same purposes. /

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Senator McLEOD spoke on the amendment.

Senator MASSEY moved to lay the amendment on the table.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 23; Nays 19

AYES

Alexander                 Cromer                    Fanning
Gambrell                  Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie          McElveen
McLeod                    Nicholson                 Rankin
Reese                     Sabb                      Scott
Senn                      Setzler                   Sheheen
Talley                    Williams

Total--23

NAYS

Bennett                   Campbell                  Campsen
Cash                      Climer                    Corbin
Davis                     Goldfinch                 Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Martin
Massey                    Peeler                    Rice
Shealy                    Timmons                   Verdin
Young

Total--19

Having failed to receive the necessary vote, the Senate refused to table the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 61

Senator KIMPSON proposed the following amendment (DAD 118 CR DMH MEK), which was adopted (#48):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 533, after line 4, by amending proviso 118.___ as added by amendment No. 55, by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:

/( )   J120 - Department of Mental Health

Crisis Stabilization       $   500,000;   /

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Senator KIMPSON spoke on the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 62

Senator MARGIE B. MATTHEWS proposed the following amendment (DAD 118 CR LLR ARCHIVES MBM), which was adopted (#49):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 533, after line 4, by amending proviso 118.___ as added by amendment No. 55, by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:

/   ( )   R360 - Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
(a)   Marsh Dover Rescue Substation   $   150,000;
(b)   Jasper EMS Building Repair   $   200,000;

( )   H790 - Department of Archives and History   Springtown Historical School   $   50,000; /

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Senator M.B. MATTHEWS spoke on the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 63

Senator CAMPBELL proposed the following amendment (DAD 118 CR AERO PGC), which was adopted (#50):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 533, after line 4, by amending proviso 118.___ as added by amendment No. 55, by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:

/( )   U300 - Division of Aeronautics

General Aviation Airports Match Funds   $   2,500,000;   /

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Senator CAMPBELL spoke on the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 41A

Senator GREGORY proposed the following amendment (ETK ORS DETAILED REPORT V2), which was adopted (#53):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 73, OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF, page 420, after line 24, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/   (ORS: Electric Generation Facilities Report ) With funds appropriated or authorized in the current fiscal year, the Office of Regulatory Staff shall provide a detailed written report to the members of the General Assembly by no later than March 31, 2019, identifying (1) all electric generation facilities owned by each electrical utility as defined by Section 58-27-10(7) of the 1976 Code, with the exception of electrical utilities serving less than one hundred thousand customer accounts, (2) the total length of time over which the electrical utility has received and is expected to receive cost recovery from ratepayers for the electric generation facility, (3) the itemized cost incurred and to be incurred by ratepayers for each electric generation facility, including but not limited to, the cost for initial construction, fuel and other operation and maintenance and decommissioning, and (4) the total amount of profit earned and expected to be earned by the utility on its investment in the construction and operation of the electric generation facility over its useful life./

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Senator GREGORY spoke on the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 64

Senator SCOTT proposed the following amendment (DAD 118 CR TRUTH JLS), which was adopted (#51):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, pge 533, after line 4, by amending proviso 118.___ as added by amendment No. 55, by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:

/( )   H24 - South Carolina State University

Truth Hall Repairs and Renovations   $   2,000,000;   /

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Senator SCOTT spoke on the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 65

Senator JACKSON proposed the following amendment (DAD 118 CR BONUS DJ), which was adopted (#52):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 533, after line 4, by amending proviso 118.___ as added by amendment No. 55, by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:

/     ( )   F300-Statewide Employee Benefits

Employee Bonus     $   10,659,725;

( .1)   From the funds appropriated to Statewide Employee Benefits for Employee Bonus, effective on the first pay date that occurs on or after October 16, 2018, the Department of Administration shall allocate to state agencies $10,659,725 to provide for a one-time lump sum bonus. Each permanent state employee, in a full-time equivalent position, who has been in continuous state service for at least six months prior to July 1, 2018, and who earns $50,000 or less, shall receive a $500 one-time lump sum payment. This payment is not a part of the state employee's base salary and is not earnable compensation for purposes of employer or employee contributions to respective retirement systems. This appropriation may be used for payments to employees only in the same ratio as the employee's base salary is paid from appropriated sources and the employing agency shall pay the bonus for federal and other funded full-time equivalent position employees from federal or other funds available to the agency in the proportion that such funds are the source of the employee's salary. The earnings limitation in Proviso 117.55 of this act do not apply to this bonus.

( .2)     Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, if the Contingency Reserve Fund revenues are not sufficient to provide a $500 bonus, the amount for each qualifying employee shall be reduced equally. However, if the revenues are not sufficient to provide at least a $100 bonus, then the provisions of this item do not apply. /

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Senator JACKSON spoke on the amendment.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 31; Nays 10; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Campbell                  Campsen
Cash                      Corbin                    Cromer
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Matthews, John
McElveen                  McLeod                    Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Sabb                      Scott                     Senn
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--31
NAYS

Bennett                   Climer                    Davis
Goldfinch                 Grooms                    Hembree
Martin                    Massey                    Rice
Timmons

Total--10
ABSTAIN

Matthews, Margie

Total--1

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 30

On motion of Senator JACKSON, with unanimous consent, Amendment 30 was withdrawn.

Amendment No. 31A

On motion of Senator BENNETT, with unanimous consent, Amendment 31A was withdrawn.

Amendment No. 13

Senator FANNING proposed the following amendment (SA\ 4950C003.BBM.SA18.DOCX), which was adopted (#54):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 109, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, page 469, after line 8, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/ (DOR: Tax Credit)   For the tax year ending in the current fiscal year, for any county where utility property comprised at least fifty percent of the entire county's tax base, as calculated using the imputed index of taxpaying ability for the entire county pursuant to Proviso 1.48, for purposes of the jobs tax credit, the county is deemed to be a tier four county and such designation applies for all jobs created during the same tax year. /

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Senator FANNING spoke on the amendment.

The amendment was adopted.

Amendment No. 49

Senator GROOMS proposed the following amendment (4950R009.DR.LKG.DOCX), which was ruled out of order:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 519, proviso 149, line 36, by striking /   117.149.   (GP: Prohibition of Discriminatory Practices) DELETED/ and inserting /117.149.   (GP: Prohibition of Discriminatory Practices)   (A)   In the current fiscal year and from the funds appropriated to public colleges and universities, when reviewing, investigating, or deciding whether there has been a violation of a college or university policy prohibiting discriminatory practices on the basis of religion, South Carolina public colleges and universities shall take into consideration the definition of anti-Semitism for purposes of determining whether the alleged practice was motivated by anti-Semitic intent.

(B)   Nothing in this proviso may be construed to diminish or infringe upon any right protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States or Section 2, Article I of the South Carolina Constitution, 1895.

(C)   For purposes of this proviso, the term "definition of anti-Semitism" includes:

(1)   the definition of anti-Semitism set forth by the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism of the Department of State in the fact sheet issued on June 8, 2010; and

(2)   the examples set forth under the headings "Contemporary Examples of Anti-Semitism" and "What is Anti-Semitism Relative to Israel?" in the fact sheet./

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Point of Order

Senator HUTTO raised a Point of Order under Rule 24A that the amendment was out of order inasmuch as it was not germane to the Bill.

The PRESIDENT sustained the Point of Order.

The amendment was ruled out of order.

Amendment No. 74

Senator GROOMS proposed the following amendment (4950R036.SP.LKG.DOCX), which was adopted (#55):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 11, COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, page 347, line 30, by inserting /11.__.   (CHE: Prohibition of Discriminatory Practices)   (A)   In the current fiscal year and from the funds appropriated to the Commission on Higher Education, the commission shall print and distribute to all South Carolina public colleges and universities the definition of anti-Semitism.

(B)   For purposes of this proviso, the term "definition of anti-Semitism" includes:

(1)   a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities;

(2)   calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews;

(3)   making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as a collective;

(4)   accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, the state of Israel, or even for acts committed by non-Jews;

(5)   accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust;

(6)   accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interest of their own nations;

(7)   using the symbols and images associated with classic anti-Semitism to characterize Israel or Israelis;

(8)   drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis;

(9)   blaming Israel for all inter-religious or political tensions;

(10)   applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation;

(11)   multilateral organizations focusing on Israel only for peace or human rights investigations; and

(12)   denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, and denying Israel the right to exist, provided, however, that criticism of Israel similar to that leveled against any other country cannot be regarded as anti-Semitic.

(C)   South Carolina public colleges and universities shall take into consideration the definition of anti-Semitism for purposes of determining whether the alleged practice was motivated by anti-Semitic intent when reviewing, investigating, or deciding whether there has been a violation of a college or university policy prohibiting discriminatory practices on the basis of religion.

(D)   Nothing in this proviso may be construed to diminish or infringe upon any right protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States or Section 2, Article I of the South Carolina Constitution, 1895.   /

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Point of Order

Senator HUTTO raised a Point of Order under Rule 24A that the amendment was out of order inasmuch as it was not germane to the Bill.

Senator GROOMS spoke on the Point of Order.

Senator SENN spoke on the Point of Order.

The PRESIDENT overruled the Point of Order.

The amendment was adopted.

Reconsidered and Withdrawn
Amendment No. 42B

Senators GROOMS, RANKIN, and HUTTO proposed the following amendment (4950R031.SP.LKG.DOCX), which was reconsidered and withdrawn:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 523, line 20, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:

/   117.__.   (GP:   Public Service Authority Strategic Committee)   (A)   From the funds that the Public Service Authority contributes to the General Fund as recognized in the Statement of Revenues, there shall be formed a thirteen-person Public Service Authority Strategic Committee to evaluate the Public Service Authority's financial and operating performance, management structure, and corporate culture; to develop an itemized valuation of the authority's assets; and to develop and execute a strategic plan for the future of the Public Service Authority. The Public Service Authority Strategic Committee may engage consultants as necessary for these purposes.

(B)   The Public Service Authority Strategic Committee shall be composed of the following members:

(1)   Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee or his designee;

(2)   Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee or his designee;

(3)   Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee or his designee;

(4)   Chairman of the Senate Fish, Game and Forestry Committee or his designee;

(5)   one member appointed by the President Pro Tempore from the Public Service Authority's industrial customers;

(6)   one member appointed by the President Pro Tempore who is a member of the Senate from a direct-serve Public Service Authority territory;

(7)   Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee or his designee;

(8)   Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee or his designee;

(9)   one member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives upon the recommendation of Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.;

(10)   three members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, of which at least one must represent Public Service Authority territory; and

(11)   Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Service Authority or his designee.

(C)   The Public Service Authority Strategic Committee shall make recommendations to the General Assembly by the end of the fiscal year./

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On motion of   Senator GROOMS, Amendment No. 41, which was adopted April 11, 2018, was reconsidered.

On motion of Senator GROOMS, with unanimous consent, the amendment was withdrawn.

Amendment No. 86
Technical and Balancing Amendment

Senator LEATHERMAN proposed the following amendment (DAD BAL), which was adopted (#56):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 49, DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND TOURISM, page 143, lines 11-12, opposite "SPORTS MARKETING GRANT PROGRAM" by amending amendment No. 54 by:

COLUMN 7   COLUMN 8

/   STRIKING:   4,000,000   4,000,000

and

INSERTING:   4,500,000   4,500,000/

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 50, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, page 148, line 20, opposite "CLOSING FUND" by:

COLUMN 7   COLUMN 8

/   STRIKING:   19,800,000   19,800,000

and

INSERTING:   21,300,000   21,300,000/

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 112, DEBT SERVICE, page 257, line 4, opposite "STATE SCH FACILITIES BONDS" by:

COLUMN 7   COLUMN 8

/   STRIKING:   41,579,203   41,579,203

and

INSERTING:   42,904,203   42,904,203/

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 114, AID TO SUBDIVISIONS - DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, page 259, lines 2-3, opposite "AID TO COUNTIES - HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FUND" by:

COLUMN 7   COLUMN 8

/   STRIKING:   25,735,247   25,735,247

and

INSERTING:   20,430,000   20,430,000/

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 529, proviso 118.15, line 36, item (4) by striking /$59,803,017/ and inserting /$61,128,017/

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 530, proviso 118.15, after line 13, by inserting an appropriately numbered subitem to item (1) to read:

/ ( ) Low Achieving Schools, Proviso 1A.51   $125,000 /

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 530, proviso 118.15, line 19, opposite item (2)(e), by striking /$800,000/ and inserting /$1,300,000/

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 530, proviso 118.15, after line 36, by inserting an appropriately numbered item to read:

/ ( ) H590 - State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Nursing Cooperative Program with Claflin University $200,000 /

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 532, proviso 118.15, line 12, by striking /$2,100,000/ and inserting /$2,600,000/

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The amendment was adopted.

There being no further amendments, in accordance with Rule 16, the Senate proceeded to vote on each section of the Bill.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 1, Part 1A and Part 1B, Dept. of Education.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 39; Nays 1; Abstain 3

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            McElveen
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Rankin
Reese                     Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--39

NAYS

Rice

Total--1

ABSTAIN

Hembree                   Matthews, Margie          Senn

Total--3

Section 1, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 1A, Part 1B, Dept. of Education.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 40; Nays 0; Abstain 3

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            McElveen
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Rankin
Reese                     Rice                      Sabb
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--40

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Hembree                   Matthews, Margie          Senn

Total--3

Section 1A, Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 3, Part 1A and Part 1B, Lottery Expenditure Account.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 37; Nays 3; Abstain 3
AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Hutto                     Jackson
Johnson                   Kimpson                   Leatherman
Malloy                    Martin                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--37

NAYS

Massey                    Rice                      Timmons

Total--3

ABSTAIN

Grooms                    Hembree                   Senn

Total--3

Section 3, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 4, Part 1A and Part 1B, Education Oversight Committee.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 39; Nays 1; Abstain 3

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Cromer                    Davis                     Fanning
Gambrell                  Goldfinch                 Gregory
Grooms                    Hutto                     Jackson
Johnson                   Kimpson                   Leatherman
Malloy                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--39

NAYS

Martin

Total--1

ABSTAIN

Corbin                    Hembree                   Senn

Total--3

Section 4, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 5, Part 1A and Part 1B, Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 5, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 6, Part 1A and Part 1B, School for the Deaf and Blind.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 6 , Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 7, Part 1A and Part 1B, John de la Howe School.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 39; Nays 3; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Cromer                    Davis                     Fanning
Gambrell                  Goldfinch                 Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Massey
Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie          McElveen
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Rankin
Reese                     Rice                      Sabb
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--39

NAYS

Corbin                    Martin                    Talley

Total--3

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 7, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 8 Part 1A and Part 1B, Education Television Commission.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 8, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 11, Part 1A and Part 1B, Commission on Higher Education.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Cash                      Climer                    Corbin
Cromer                    Davis                     Fanning
Gambrell                  Goldfinch                 Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Campsen                   Senn

Total--2

Section 11, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 12, Part 1A, Higher Ed. Tuition Grants

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 12, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 13 Part 1A, The Citadel.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 13, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 14, Part 1A and Part 1B, Clemson University.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42
NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 14 , Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 15 Part 1A and Part 1B, College of Charleston.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 15, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 16, Part 1A, Coastal Carolina University.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 16, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 17, Part 1A, Francis Marion University.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 17, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 18, Part 1A, Lander University.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Nicholson                 Senn

Total--2

Section 18, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 19, Part 1A and Part 1B, S. C. State University.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 19, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 20A-H, Part 1A and Part 1B, University of South Carolina.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn                      Sheheen

Total--2

Section 20A-H, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 21, Part 1A, Winthrop University.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 21, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 23, Part 1A and Part 1B, Medical Univ. of South Carolina.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 23, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 24, Part 1A, Area Health Education Consortium.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 24, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 25, Part 1A and Part 1B, Technical and Comprehensive   Education Bd.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 25, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 26, Part 1A and Part 1B, Archives and History.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS
Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 26, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 27, Part 1A and Part 1B, State Library.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 27, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 28, Part 1A and Part 1B, Arts Commission.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 28, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 29, Part 1A and Part 1B, State Museum Commission.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 29, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 30, Part 1A and Part 1B, Confederate Relic Room and   Military Museum.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 30, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 32, Part 1A and Part 1B, Vocational Rehabilitation.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 32, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 33, Part 1A and Part 1B, Health and Human Services.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 23; Nays 14; Abstain 6

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Cromer                    Fanning                   Gambrell
Gregory                   Hutto                     Jackson
Johnson                   Kimpson                   Leatherman
Matthews, John            McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Sheheen                   Williams

Total--23

NAYS

Cash                      Climer                    Corbin
Grooms                    Hembree                   Martin
Massey                    Rice                      Shealy
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Young

Total--14

ABSTAIN

Campsen                   Davis                     Goldfinch
Malloy                    Matthews, Margie          Senn

Total--6

Section 33, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

Statement by Senators MARTIN and CASH

We voted against Section 33 today because some funds in this section allow Planned Parenthood to use taxpayer dollars to kill unborn children. We were unsuccessful this year in stopping the carnage, but will be back next year to fight again for the unborn.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 34, Part 1A and Part 1B, Health and Environmental   Control (DHEC).

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 34; Nays 2; Abstain 7

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Cash                      Climer                    Corbin
Cromer                    Fanning                   Gambrell
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Sabb
Scott                     Shealy                    Sheheen
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--34

NAYS

Rice                      Talley

Total--2

ABSTAIN

Campsen                   Davis                     Goldfinch
Hutto                     Senn                      Setzler
Timmons

Total--7

Section 34, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 35, Part 1A and Part 1B, Mental Health.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 43; Nays 0

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Senn                      Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--43

NAYS

Total--0

Section 35, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 36, Part 1A and Part 1B, Disabilities and Special Needs   (DDSN).

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 43; Nays 0

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Senn                      Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--43
NAYS

Total--0

Section 36, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 37, Part 1A and Part 1B, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse   Services.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 37, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 38, Part 1A and Part 1B, Social Services.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 37; Nays 0; Abstain 6

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Jackson
Johnson                   Kimpson                   Leatherman
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--37

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Hutto                     Malloy
Senn                      Talley                    Timmons

Total--6

Section 38, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 39, Part 1A and Part 1B, Commission for the Blind.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42
NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 39, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 42, Part 1A and Part 1B, Housing, Finance and   Development.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 42, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 43, Part 1A and Part 1B, Forestry Commission.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 43, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 44, Part 1A and Part 1B, Dept. of Agriculture.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Goldfinch                 Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Gambrell                  Senn

Total--2

Section 44, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 45, Part 1A and Part 1B, Clemson University - PSA.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 45, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 46, Part 1A, S. C. State University - PSA.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 46, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 47, Part 1A and Part 1B, Dept. of Natural Resources.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42
NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 47, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 48, Part 1A and Part 1B, Sea Grants Consortium.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 48, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 49, Part 1A and Part 1B, Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 49, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 50, Part 1A and Part 1B, Department of Commerce.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 39; Nays 0; Abstain 4

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Cash                      Climer                    Corbin
Cromer                    Davis                     Fanning
Gambrell                  Goldfinch                 Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--39

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Campsen                   Senn                      Setzler
Timmons

Total--4

Section 50, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 51, Part 1A and Part 1B, Jobs-Economic Development   Authority (JEDA).

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Corbin
Cromer                    Davis                     Fanning
Gambrell                  Goldfinch                 Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0
ABSTAIN

Climer                    Senn

Total--2

Section 51, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 52, Part 1A and Part 1B, Patriots Point Development   Authority.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 40; Nays 1; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Cash                      Climer                    Corbin
Cromer                    Davis                     Fanning
Gambrell                  Goldfinch                 Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie          McElveen
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Rankin
Reese                     Rice                      Sabb
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--40

NAYS

Massey

Total--1

ABSTAIN

Campsen                   Senn

Total--2

Section 52, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 53, Part 1A and Part 1B, S. C. Conservation Bank.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 43; Nays 0

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Senn                      Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--43

NAYS

Total--0

Section 53, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 54, Part 1A and Part 1B, Rural Infrastructure Authority.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Fanning
Gambrell                  Goldfinch                 Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Davis                     Senn

Total--2

Section 54, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 57, Part 1A and Part 1B, Judicial Department.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 38; Nays 0; Abstain 5

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Cash                      Climer                    Corbin
Cromer                    Fanning                   Gambrell
Goldfinch                 Gregory                   Grooms
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--38

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Campsen                   Davis                     Hembree
Senn                      Talley

Total--5

Section 57, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 58, Part 1A and Part 1B, Administrative Law Court.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 30; Nays 0; Abstain 13

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Grooms                    Jackson                   Johnson
Leatherman                Martin                    Massey
Matthews, John            Nicholson                 Peeler
Reese                     Rice                      Scott
Senn                      Shealy                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams

Total--30

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Hembree                   Hutto
Kimpson                   Malloy                    Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Rankin                    Sabb
Setzler                   Sheheen                   Talley
Young

Total--13

Section 58, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 59, Part 1A and Part 1B, Attorney General's Office.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 40; Nays 0; Abstain 3

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--40

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Kimpson                   Sabb                      Senn

Total--3

Section 59, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 60, Part 1A and Part 1B, Prosecution Coordination.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 39; Nays 0; Abstain 4

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Rankin
Reese                     Rice                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--39

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Hembree                   McElveen                  Sabb
Senn

Total--4

Section 60, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 61, Part 1A and Part 1B, Indigent Defense.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 34; Nays 0; Abstain 9

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Grooms                    Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Rankin
Reese                     Rice                      Sabb
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--34

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Hembree                   Hutto
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Senn
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons

Total--9

Section 61, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 62, Part 1A and Part 1B, State Law Enforcement Division   (SLED).

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn                      Setzler

Total--2

Section 62, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 63, Part 1A and Part 1B, Department of Public Safety.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 39; Nays 0; Abstain 4

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams

Total--39

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Sabb                      Senn
Young

Total--4

Section 63, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 64, Part 1A and Part 1B, Law Enforcement Training   Council.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 64, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 65, Part 1A and Part 1B, Department of Corrections.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 38; Nays 0; Abstain 5

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Martin                    Massey
Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie          McElveen
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Rankin
Reese                     Rice                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--38
NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Malloy                    Sabb
Senn                      Timmons

Total--5

Section 65, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 66, Part 1A and Part 1B, Probation, Parole and Pardon   Services.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 31; Nays 0; Abstain 12

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Fanning
Gambrell                  Gregory                   Grooms
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Martin                    Massey
Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie          Nicholson
Peeler                    Reese                     Rice
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Talley                    Turner                    Verdin
Williams

Total--31

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Davis                     Goldfinch                 Hembree
Hutto                     Malloy                    McElveen
Rankin                    Sabb                      Senn
Sheheen                   Timmons                   Young

Total--12

Section 66, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 67, Part 1A and Part 1B, Department of Juvenile Justice.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 37; Nays 0; Abstain 6

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Grooms                    Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Rankin
Reese                     Rice                      Sabb
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--37

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Hembree                   Hutto
Malloy                    McElveen                  Senn

Total--6

Section 67, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 70, Part 1A and Part 1B, Human Affairs Commission.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 40; Nays 0; Abstain 3

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--40

NAYS
Total--0

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Senn                      Sheheen

Total--3

Section 70, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 71, Part 1A and Part 1B, Minority Affairs Commission.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 71, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 72, Part 1A, Public Service Commission.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 35; Nays 2; Abstain 6

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Jackson
Johnson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          Nicholson                 Peeler
Reese                     Rice                      Sabb
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Talley                    Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--35

NAYS

McElveen                  Senn

Total--2

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Hutto                     Kimpson
Rankin                    Sheheen                   Timmons

Total--6

Section 72, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 73, Part 1A and Part 1B, Office of Regulatory Staff.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 39; Nays 0; Abstain 4

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Jackson                   Johnson                   Leatherman
Malloy                    Martin                    Massey
Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie          McElveen
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--39

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Hutto                     Kimpson                   Rankin
Senn

Total--4

Section 73, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 74, Part 1A and Part 1B, Workers' Compensation   Commission.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 26; Nays 0; Abstain 17

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Fanning
Gambrell                  Gregory                   Grooms
Jackson                   Johnson                   Leatherman
Martin                    Matthews, John            Nicholson
Peeler                    Reese                     Rice
Scott                     Shealy                    Turner
Verdin                    Williams

Total--26

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Davis                     Goldfinch                 Hembree
Hutto                     Kimpson                   Malloy
Massey                    Matthews, Margie          McElveen
Rankin                    Sabb                      Senn
Setzler                   Sheheen                   Talley
Timmons                   Young

Total--17

Section 74, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 75, Part 1A and Part 1B, State Accident Fund.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 30; Nays 0; Abstain 13

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Fanning
Gambrell                  Gregory                   Grooms
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Nicholson
Peeler                    Reese                     Rice
Scott                     Shealy                    Talley
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams

Total--30

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Davis                     Goldfinch                 Hembree
Hutto                     Matthews, Margie          McElveen
Rankin                    Sabb                      Senn
Setzler                   Sheheen                   Timmons
Young

Total--13

Section 75, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 76, Part 1A, Patients' Compensation Fund.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 37; Nays 0; Abstain 6

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Fanning
Gambrell                  Gregory                   Grooms
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--37

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Davis                     Goldfinch                 Hembree
Sabb                      Senn                      Timmons

Total--6

Section 76, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 78, Part 1A and Part 1B, Department of Insurance.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 36; Nays 0; Abstain 7

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Cash                      Corbin                    Cromer
Davis                     Fanning                   Gambrell
Goldfinch                 Gregory                   Grooms
Hembree                   Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--36

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Campsen                   Climer                    Hutto
Matthews, Margie          Senn                      Setzler
Timmons

Total--7

Section 78, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 79, Part 1A and Part 1B, Board of Financial Institutions.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Corbin
Cromer                    Davis                     Fanning
Gambrell                  Goldfinch                 Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Climer                    Senn

Total--2

Section 79, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 80, Part 1A and Part 1B, Department of Consumer Affairs.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 40; Nays 0; Abstain 3

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Reese                     Rice                      Sabb
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--40

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Rankin                    Senn

Total--3

Section 80, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 81, Part 1A and Part 1B, Labor, Licensing and Regulation   (LLR).

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 31; Nays 0; Abstain 12

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Fanning
Gambrell                  Gregory                   Grooms
Hembree                   Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Scott                     Shealy
Talley                    Turner                    Verdin
Williams

Total--31

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Davis                     Goldfinch                 Hutto
Malloy                    Matthews, Margie          McElveen
Sabb                      Senn                      Setzler
Sheheen                   Timmons                   Young

Total--12

Section 81, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 82, Part 1A and Part 1B, Department of Motor Vehicles.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 32; Nays 0; Abstain 11

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Fanning
Gambrell                  Gregory                   Grooms
Hembree                   Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Scott                     Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Turner
Verdin                    Williams

Total--32

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Davis                     Goldfinch                 Hutto
Malloy                    Matthews, Margie          McElveen
Sabb                      Senn                      Setzler
Timmons                   Young

Total--11

Section 82, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 83, Part 1A and Part 1B, Department of Employment and   Workforce (DEW).

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 32; Nays 0; Abstain 11

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Fanning
Gambrell                  Gregory                   Grooms
Hembree                   Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Nicholson
Peeler                    Reese                     Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Talley                    Turner
Verdin                    Williams

Total--32

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Davis                     Goldfinch                 Hutto
Malloy                    Matthews, Margie          McElveen
Rankin                    Senn                      Sheheen
Timmons                   Young

Total--11

Section 83, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 84, Part 1A and Part 1B, Department of Transportation.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 36; Nays 0; Abstain 7

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Fanning
Gambrell                  Gregory                   Grooms
Hembree                   Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--36

NAYS

Total--0
ABSTAIN

Davis                     Goldfinch                 Hutto
Matthews, Margie          Sabb                      Senn
Timmons

Total--7

Section 84, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 85, Part 1A, Infrastructure Bank Board.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 1; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Timmons

Total--1

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 85, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 86, Part 1A, County Transportation Funds.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 86, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 87, Part 1A and Part 1B, Division of Aeronautics.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 87, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 88, Part 1B, Ports Authority.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 88, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 91A-E, Part 1A and Part 1B, Legislative Department.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 91A-E, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 92A-C, Part 1A and Part 1B, Governor's Office.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Malloy                    Senn

Total--2

Section 92A-C, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 93 Part 1A and Part 1B, Dept. of Administration.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn                      Sheheen

Total--2

Section 93, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 94 Part 1A and Part 1B, Office of Inspector General.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 94, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 95 Part 1A and Part 1B, Lieutenant Governor.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 95, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 96 Part 1A and Part 1B, Secretary of State.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 96, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 97 Part 1A and Part 1B, Comptroller General.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 97, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 98 Part 1A and Part 1B, State Treasurer.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Kimpson                   Senn

Total--2

Section 98, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 99 Part 1A and Part 1B, Retirement System Investment   Commission.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 40; Nays 0; Abstain 3

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Leatherman                Martin                    Massey
Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie          McElveen
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Rankin
Reese                     Rice                      Sabb
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--40

NAYS
Total--0

ABSTAIN

Kimpson                   Malloy                    Senn

Total--3

Section 99, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 100, Part 1A and Part 1B, Adjutant General.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn                      Timmons

Total--2

Section 100, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 101, Part 1A and Part 1B, Election Commission.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 36; Nays 0; Abstain 7

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Jackson
Johnson                   Kimpson                   Leatherman
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--36

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Hutto                     Malloy
McElveen                  Sabb                      Senn
Timmons

Total--7

Section 101, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 102, Part 1A and Part 1B, Revenue and Fiscal Affairs.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Senn

Total--2

Section 102, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 104, Part 1A and Part 1B, State Fiscal Accounting Authority.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 40; Nays 1; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie          McElveen
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Rankin
Reese                     Rice                      Sabb
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--40

NAYS

Massey

Total--1

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Senn

Total--2

Section 104, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 105, Part 1A and Part 1B, State Auditor's Office.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Rice
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0
ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Senn

Total--2

Section 105, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 106, Part 1A and Part 1B, Statewide Employee Benefits.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 40; Nays 0; Abstain 3

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            McElveen
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Rankin
Reese                     Rice                      Sabb
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--40
NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Matthews, Margie          Senn

Total--3

Section 106, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 107, Part 1A, Capital and General Reserve Fund.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 107, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 108, Part 1A and Part 1B, Public Employee Benefit   Authority.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 36; Nays 5; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Corbin                    Cromer
Davis                     Fanning                   Gambrell
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Sabb                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--36

NAYS

Cash                      Climer                    Rice
Talley                    Timmons

Total--5

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Senn

Total--2

Section 108, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 109, Part 1A and Part 1B, Department of Revenue.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 36; Nays 0; Abstain 7

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Fanning
Gambrell                  Gregory                   Grooms
Hembree                   Hutto                     Jackson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Scott                     Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams

Total--36

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Davis                     Goldfinch                 Johnson
Sabb                      Senn                      Setzler
Young

Total--7

Section 109, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 110, Part 1A and Part 1B, State Ethics Commission.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 33; Nays 0; Abstain 9

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Gregory
Jackson                   Johnson                   Kimpson
Leatherman                Martin                    Massey
Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie          McElveen
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Reese
Rice                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams

Total--33

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Goldfinch                 Hembree                   Hutto
Malloy                    Rankin                    Sabb
Senn                      Timmons                   Young

Total--9

Section 110, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 111, Part 1A and Part 1B, Procurement Review Panel.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Scott                     Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Sabb                      Senn

Total--2

Section 111, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 112, Part 1A and Part 1B, Debt Service.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42
NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 112, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 113, Part 1A and Part 1B, Aid to Subdivisions - State   Treasurer.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 40; Nays 1; Abstain 2

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Sabb
Scott                     Setzler                   Shealy
Sheheen                   Talley                    Timmons
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--40

NAYS

Rice

Total--1

ABSTAIN

Kimpson                   Senn

Total--2

Section 113, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 114, Part 1A and Part 1B, Aid to Subdivisions - Department of Revenue.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 114, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 115, Part 1A, Tax Relief Trust Fund

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 42; Nays 0; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Talley                    Timmons                   Turner
Verdin                    Williams                  Young

Total--42

NAYS

Total--0

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Section 115, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 117, Part 1B, General Provisions.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:   Ayes 40; Nays 2; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Cromer                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Kimpson                   Leatherman                Malloy
Martin                    Massey                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--40

NAYS

Talley                    Timmons

Total--2

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Sect. 117, Part 1B was adopted.

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 118, Part 1B, Statewide Revenue.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

    Ayes 36; Nays 6; Abstain 1

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Corbin
Cromer                    Davis                     Fanning
Gambrell                  Goldfinch                 Gregory
Hembree                   Hutto                     Jackson
Johnson                   Kimpson                   Leatherman
Malloy                    Martin                    Matthews, John
Matthews, Margie          McElveen                  Nicholson
Peeler                    Rankin                    Reese
Rice                      Sabb                      Scott
Setzler                   Shealy                    Sheheen
Turner                    Williams                  Young

Total--36

NAYS

Climer                    Grooms                    Massey
Talley                    Timmons                   Verdin

Total--6

ABSTAIN

Senn

Total--1

Sect. 118, Part 1B, was adopted.

The question then was third reading of the Bill.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 37; Nays 4

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Corbin                    Davis
Fanning                   Gambrell                  Goldfinch
Gregory                   Grooms                    Hembree
Hutto                     Jackson                   Johnson
Leatherman                Malloy                    Martin
Massey                    Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie
McElveen                  Nicholson                 Peeler
Rankin                    Reese                     Sabb
Scott                     Senn                      Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Turner                    Verdin                    Williams
Young

Total--37

NAYS

Cash                      Climer                    Rice
Timmons

Total--4

The Bill was read the third time, passed and ordered returned to the House of Representatives with amendments.

Statement by Senator ALLEN

Due to presiding over a program as part of my legislative duties in Greenville, S.C., I requested leave. If present, I would have voted in favor of the budget with the same abstentions as I made in last year's budget.

Statement by Senator CASH

I am voting against the budget because it funds abortions with state money in the State Health Plan and because it funds Planned Parenthood.

THE SENATE PROCEEDED TO A CALL OF THE UNCONTESTED LOCAL AND STATEWIDE CALENDAR.

READ THE SECOND TIME

H. 4951 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE MONIES FROM THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018, AND TO ALLOW UNEXPENDED FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO BE CARRIED FORWARD TO SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEARS AND EXPENDED FOR THE SAME PURPOSES.

On motion of Senator PEELER, with unanimous consent, the Senate proceeded to a consideration of the Bill.

Senator PEELER explained the Bill.

The question being the second reading of the Bill.

The "ayes" and "nays" were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 41; Nays 0

AYES

Alexander                 Bennett                   Campbell
Campsen                   Cash                      Climer
Corbin                    Davis                     Fanning
Gambrell                  Goldfinch                 Gregory
Grooms                    Hembree                   Hutto
Jackson                   Johnson                   Leatherman
Malloy                    Martin                    Massey
Matthews, John            Matthews, Margie          McElveen
Nicholson                 Peeler                    Rankin
Reese                     Rice                      Sabb
Scott                     Senn                      Setzler
Shealy                    Sheheen                   Talley
Timmons                   Turner                    Verdin
Williams                  Young

Total--41
NAYS

Total--0

The Bill was read the second time, passed and ordered to a third reading.

H. 4951--Ordered to a Third Reading

On motion of Senator PEELER, with unanimous consent, H. 4951 was ordered to receive a third reading on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Expression of Personal Interest

Senator LEATHERMAN rose for an Expression of Personal Interest.

LOCAL APPOINTMENTS
Confirmations

Having received a favorable report from the Senate, the following appointments were confirmed in open session:

Reappointment, Clarendon County Part-Time Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2018, and to expire April 30, 2022
Patrick Goodwin, 16939 Hwy. 301 South, Turbeville, SC 29162

Reappointment, Clarendon County Part-Time Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2018, and to expire April 30, 2022
P. Shayne Stephens, 4133 Bloomville Rd., Manning, SC 29102

Reappointment, Dillon County Part-Time Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2018, and to expire April 30, 2022
Charles Spivey, P. O. Box 1204, Dillon, SC 29536-1204

Reappointment, Clarendon County Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2018, and to expire April 30, 2022
Janice Coney, 103 Gregory Street, Manning, SC 29102

Reappointment, Clarendon County Part-Time Magistrate, with the term to commence April 30, 2018, and to expire April 30, 2022
Monica Reed, 503 Sykes Street, Manning, SC 29102

Motion Adopted

On motion of Senator LEATHERMAN, the Senate agreed to stand adjourned.

MOTION ADOPTED

On motion of Senator PEELER, with unanimous consent, the Senate stood adjourned out of respect to the memory of Ms. Dorothy Lee Dozier McIntyre of Marion, S.C. Ms. McIntyre was the mother of our beloved Robin Moseley, longtime Senate staffer. Ms. McIntyre worked with the State Office of Agriculture Adjustment Administration before her marriage to Robert and was later employed over the years at the S.C. Highway Department, Finger Clinic, S.C. Industries, Inc. and Gasque-Clemmons Insurance Company. Dorothy was an active member of Marion Presbyterian Church where she was the first female Deacon, Sunday School teacher and church historian. She enjoyed volunteering at the Marion Clothing Closet, the public library and school district. Ms. McIntyre was a loving mother and devoted grandmother who will be dearly missed.

ADJOURNMENT

At 4:28 P.M., on motion of Senator LEATHERMAN, the Senate adjourned to meet tomorrow at 11:00 A.M. under the provisions of Rule 1 for the purpose of taking up local matters and uncontested matters which have previously received unanimous consent to be taken up.

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