South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014
Legislation Introduced into the Senate

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR JANUARY 16, 2013

S. 237 (Word version) -- Senators Shealy, Setzler, Courson, Turner, Cromer and Massey: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 10-1-161 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO STATE CAPITOL BUILDING FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF, TO PROVIDE THAT FLAGS ATOP THE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING MUST BE LOWERED TO HALF-STAFF FOR MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY SERVICES, WHO WERE RESIDENTS OF THIS STATE AND WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY, ON THE DAY WHEN THEIR NAMES ARE RELEASED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, AND THE FLAGS SHALL REMAIN AT HALF-STAFF UNTIL AT LEAST DAWN THE SECOND DAY AFTER FUNERAL SERVICES ARE CONDUCTED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 238 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander and L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-11-83, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PAYROLL DEDUCTION FOR CERTAIN MEMBERSHIP DUES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT DUES FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION MAY BE DEDUCTED AND PAID OVER TO THE ASSOCIATION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 239 (Word version) -- Senators Cleary, Davis, L. Martin, Campbell and Cromer: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON LOTTERIES AND THE EXCEPTIONS TO THIS PROHIBITION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY AUTHORIZE RAFFLES TO BE OPERATED AND CONDUCTED BY RELIGIOUS, CHARITABLE, OR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FOR RELIGIOUS, CHARITABLE, OR ELEEMOSYNARY PURPOSES, AND BY GENERAL LAW MUST DEFINE THE TYPE OF ORGANIZATION AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT RAFFLES, PROVIDE THE STANDARDS FOR THEIR CONDUCT AND MANAGEMENT, PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS, AND PROVIDE FOR ANY OTHER LAW NECESSARY TO ENSURE THE PROPER FUNCTIONING, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, AND CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE RAFFLES ARE CONDUCTED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 240 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-1-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT, TERM, AND TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF MAGISTRATES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SUPREME COURT MUST PROVIDE THE GOVERNOR WITH NOMINEES TO FILL MAGISTRATE VACANCIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 22-2-10, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SUPREME COURT MAY APPOINT A SCREENING COMMITTEE TO ASSIST IN THEIR SELECTION OF NOMINEES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 241 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-1-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MAGISTRATES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SUPREME COURT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR APPOINTING MAGISTRATES IN EACH COUNTY OF THE STATE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 22-2-20, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SUPREME COURT MAY APPOINT A SCREENING COMMITTEE TO ASSIST IN THEIR SELECTION OF MAGISTRATES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 242 (Word version) -- Senators Shealy, Bryant, Davis, Bright and Corbin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 16-23-420 AND 16-23-430 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO POSSESSING OR CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, TO REMOVE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS REQUIRING A PERSON WITH A CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT TO LEAVE THE CONCEALED WEAPON INSIDE AN ATTENDED OR LOCKED MOTOR VEHICLE THAT IS SECURED IN A CLOSED GLOVE COMPARTMENT, CLOSED CONSOLE, CLOSED TRUNK, OR IN A CLOSED CONTAINER SECURED BY AN INTEGRAL FASTENER AND TRANSPORTED IN THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT OF THE VEHICLE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 243 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL STUDY COMMISSION TO PRODUCE REFERENCE MATERIAL FOR DELEGATES TO A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AND THE ELECTION, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DELEGATES TO THE CONVENTION.
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Senator SHEHEEN spoke on the Resolution.

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

S. 244 (Word version) -- Senators McGill and Cleary: A BILL TO REPEAL SECTION 50-11-940 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY OF THE BELLE W. BARUCH FOUNDATION IN GEORGETOWN COUNTY AS A BIRD AND GAME REFUGE, AND TO REPEAL SECTION 50-11-941, REQUIRING SECTION 50-11-940 TO NOT BE CONSTRUED IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF BELLE W. BARUCH.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

S. 245 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen and Davis: A JOINT RESOLUTION PURSUANT TO SECTION 3, ARTICLE XVI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO CALLING FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, TO PRESENT TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THIS STATE THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO CONVENE A CONVENTION TO REVISE AND MODERNIZE THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 246 (Word version) -- Senator Bryant: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME A PORTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 29 IN PENDLETON, SOUTH CAROLINA AS "VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 247 (Word version) -- Senators Corbin, Davis, Bryant and Bright: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 25-1-80 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNORGANIZED MILITIA.
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Read the first time and referred to the General Committee.

S. 248 (Word version) -- Senator Malloy: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR MAJOR GENERAL CORNELL WILSON AS AN OUTSTANDING SOLDIER AND CITIZEN AND TO WELCOME HIM AS HE ADDRESSES THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IN HARTSVILLE ON JANUARY 21, 2013.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 249 (Word version) -- Senators Setzler, Courson, Malloy, Fair, Lourie, Matthews, Jackson, Johnson, McGill, Rankin, Campsen, Williams, Nicholson and McElveen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-250 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE 2013-2014 ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, AND EACH FISCAL YEAR THEREAFTER, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO EMPLOY AT LEAST ONE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER IN EVERY SCHOOL OF EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THIS STATE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 5-7-12, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS, SO AS TO REQUIRE A MUNICIPALITY OR COUNTY TO ASSIGN A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER TO A SCHOOL DISTRICT IF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT REQUESTS AN OFFICER PURSUANT TO AN APPROPRIATION MADE IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 11-11-250.
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SenatorS SETZLER, CAMPSEN, COURSON AND MALLOY spoke on the Bill.

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

S. 250 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 33-56-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO REGISTRATION STATEMENTS FOR THE SOLICITATION OF CHARITABLE FUNDS, TO EXEMPT PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 251 (Word version) -- Senators Scott, Massey, Alexander, Allen, Bennett, Bright, Bryant, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Coleman, Corbin, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Fair, Ford, Gregory, Grooms, Hayes, Hembree, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Leatherman, Lourie, Malloy, L. Martin, S. Martin, Matthews, McElveen, McGill, Nicholson, O'Dell, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Setzler, Shealy, Sheheen, Thurmond, Turner, Verdin, Williams and Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF PLEASANT LANE ROAD IN EDGEFIELD COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 25 TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 378 "MAMIE J. REARDEN HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "MAMIE J. REARDEN HIGHWAY".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3311 (Word version) -- Rep. Barfield: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR DR. CHARLES JOYNER, COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY BURROUGHS DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF SOUTHERN HISTORY AND CULTURE, ON RECEIVING COASTAL CAROLINA'S UNIVERSITY MEDALLION AWARD.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 3312 (Word version) -- Rep. Barfield: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR JOHN VROOMAN, FORMER COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY HEAD BASEBALL COACH, ON RECEIVING COASTAL CAROLINA'S UNIVERSITY MEDALLION AWARD.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 3313 (Word version) -- Rep. Barfield: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR SCOTT BROWN, GENERAL MANAGER OF THE MYRTLE BEACH PELICAN BASEBALL TEAM, AND TO CONGRATULATE HIM FOR HIS SELECTION AS THE 2012 CALVIN FALLWELL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR BY THE CAROLINA LEAGUE.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 3314 (Word version) -- Rep. Barfield: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR MASTER GUNNERY SERGEANT JULIUS SPAIN, SR., OF THE UNITED STATES MARINES ON EARNING AN HONORABLE MENTION FOR THE 2012 MILITARY TIMES MARINE OF THE YEAR AWARD.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 3315 (Word version) -- Rep. Barfield: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH OF AYNOR ON THE OCCASION OF ITS HISTORIC TWO HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY, AND TO COMMEND THE CHURCH FOR TWO CENTURIES OF SERVICE TO GOD AND THE COMMUNITY.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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