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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR JANUARY 30, 2013

S. 312 (Word version) -- Senator Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-155 SO AS TO REQUIRE EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE AT LEAST ONE COURSE OF INSTRUCTION THAT ENCOMPASSES CIVICS AND GEOGRAPHY TO STUDENTS IN THE FIFTH GRADE, EIGHTH GRADE, AND ELEVENTH GRADE, TO PROVIDE THE COURSE MUST BE AT LEAST ONE SEMESTER IN LENGTH, AND TO REQUIRE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ASSIST THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH LOCATING AND DEVELOPING APPROPRIATE CURRICULA FOR THIS INSTRUCTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 313 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes, Courson, Setzler, Matthews, Lourie, Hutto, Jackson, Rankin, L. Martin and O'Dell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 62 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A SCHOOL DISTRICT CHOICE PROGRAM AND OPEN ENROLLMENT PROGRAM WITHIN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM OF THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE FOR A VOLUNTARY PILOT TESTING OF THE PROGRAM BEFORE FULL IMPLEMENTATION, TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, TO PROVIDE FOR AN APPLICATION PROCESS FOR STUDENTS WISHING TO TRANSFER, TO PROVIDE RESPONSIBILITIES, STANDARDS, AND CRITERIA CONCERNING SENDING AND RECEIVING SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TO PROVIDE STANDARDS OF APPROVAL, PRIORITIES FOR ACCEPTING STUDENTS AND CRITERIA FOR DENYING STUDENTS, TO PROVIDE THAT WITH CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS THE PARENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSPORTING THE STUDENT TO SCHOOL, TO PROVIDE THAT DISTRICTS SHALL RECEIVE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE BASE STUDENT COST FROM THE STATE FOR NONRESIDENT STUDENTS ENROLLED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, TO PROVIDE THAT A STUDENT GENERALLY MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS FOR ONE YEAR AFTER HIS DATE OF ENROLLMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT A RECEIVING DISTRICT SHALL ACCEPT CERTAIN CREDITS TOWARD A STUDENT'S REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION AND SHALL AWARD A DIPLOMA TO A NONRESIDENT STUDENT WHO MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION, TO PROVIDE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY CONTRACT WITH CERTAIN ENTITIES FOR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNUALLY SHALL SURVEY SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO DETERMINE PARTICIPATION IN THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PROGRAM AND PROVIDE CERTAIN DELETED REPORTS ON THE PROGRAM TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO PROVIDE A DISTRICT MAY RECEIVE CERTAIN WAIVERS CONCERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS ACT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PROGRAM EACH FISCAL YEAR IS CONTINGENT UPON THE APPROPRIATION OF ADEQUATE FUNDING BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 314 (Word version) -- Senator Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO DESIGNATE SECTIONS 54-1-10 THROUGH 54-1-40 AS ARTICLE 1, ENTITLED "GENERAL PROVISIONS"; AND BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 54 SO AS TO ENACT THE "WATERCRAFT GAMBLING ACT" SO AS TO MAKE IT LAWFUL TO USE GAMBLING DEVICES ON WATERCRAFT AND TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 315 (Word version) -- Senator Ford: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS, BY ADDING SECTION 7C SO AS TO ESTABLISH RIVERBOAT GAMBLING AND A GAMBLING COMMISSION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 316 (Word version) -- Senators Bright and Bryant: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO FIREARMS, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO ENACT THE "SECOND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION ACT" TO NULLIFY UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN REGARD TO THE INFRINGEMENT OF THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, AND TO PROHIBIT ENFORCEMENT OF UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTS AND CONVICTIONS FOR FAILING TO FOLLOW UNCONSTITUTIONAL FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 317 (Word version) -- Senator Ford: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 34, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM ENACTING LOCAL OR SPECIAL LAWS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE OPERATION OR POSSESSION OF ANY TYPE OF COIN-OPERATED AMUSEMENT OR GAMING MACHINE OR DEVICE IN A COUNTY UPON THE ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE OPERATION OR POSSESSION, UPON THE FAVORABLE VOTE OF A MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNTY'S LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION, OR BY A PETITION SIGNED BY FIVE PERCENT OF THE COUNTY'S REGISTERED ELECTORS SUBJECT TO A FAVORABLE REFERENDUM.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 318 (Word version) -- Senator Ford: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO LOTTERIES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT A REFERENDUM ON THE ISSUE OF AUTHORIZING CASINO BOAT GAMBLING MUST BE HELD IN EACH COUNTY OF THE STATE UPON PETITION OF ONE PERCENT OF THE REGISTERED VOTERS OF THE COUNTY OR UPON APPROVAL BY TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION OF THE COUNTY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 319 (Word version) -- Senator Gregory: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-10410, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES ISSUANCE OF "VETERAN" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF THE LICENSE PLATES THAT MAY BE ISSUED TO A PERSON.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 320 (Word version) -- Senator Davis: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE DEPARTMENT'S REPLACEMENT BRIDGE LOCATED ALONG SPANISH WELLS ROAD ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND "CHARLIE SIMMONS, SR. MEMORIAL BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "CHARLIE SIMMONS, SR. MEMORIAL BRIDGE".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3395 (Word version) -- Reps. V. S. Moss, D. C. Moss, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bedingfield, Bernstein, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Branham, Brannon, G. A. Brown, R. L. Brown, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, H. A. Crawford, K. R. Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Douglas, Edge, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, George, Gilliard, Goldfinch, Govan, Hamilton, Hardee, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, Kennedy, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, M. S. McLeod, W. J. McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, Neal, Newton, Norman, Ott, Owens, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Powers Norrell, Putnam, Quinn, Ridgeway, Riley, Rivers, Robinson-Simpson, Rutherford, Ryhal, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Southard, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Vick, Weeks, Wells, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis and Wood: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE IN CHEROKEE COUNTY THAT CROSSES THE NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY TRACKS ALONG UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 29 THE "EDNA H. HAMRICK MEMORIAL BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "EDNA H. HAMRICK MEMORIAL BRIDGE".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3405 (Word version) -- Reps. Hardee, Anderson, Barfield, Clemmons, H. A. Crawford, Edge, George, Hardwick, Hayes and Ryhal: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME STATE ROAD S-26-668 IN HORRY COUNTY "BRANDON OLIVER STEVENS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS ROAD THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "BRANDON OLIVER STEVENS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3434 (Word version) -- Rep. Howard: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR KAREN ALEXANDER, FOUNDER AND CEO OF THE AUNTIE KAREN FOUNDATION, FOR HER SUCCESSFUL USE OF THE ARTS TO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER CHILDREN ACROSS THE GLOBE.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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