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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR FEBRUARY 6, 2013

S. 330 (Word version) -- Senators Courson, Jackson, Hutto and Rankin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-1-180 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DATE FOR SINE DIE ADJOURNMENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO PROVIDE THAT THAT THE REGULAR ANNUAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURNS THE FIRST THURSDAY IN MAY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DATE FOR SINE DIE ADJOURNMENT IS EXTENDED ONE DAY FOR EACH DAY AFTER MARCH FIRST THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FAILS TO GIVE THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL THIRD READING.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 331 (Word version) -- Senator Nicholson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND REMEMBER THE LIFE OF MRS. MACIE L. GRIFFIN WATSON AND TO EXTEND SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS UPON HER DEATH.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 332 (Word version) -- Senators Scott, 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, Massey, Matthews, McElveen, McGill, Nicholson, O'Dell, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Setzler, Shealy, Sheheen, Thurmond, Turner, Verdin, Williams and Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY UPON THE DEATH OF JONATHAN MCCRAY OF COLUMBIA AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 333 (Word version) -- Senator Massey: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE STROM THURMOND HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND FOR A SPECTACULAR PERFORMING SEASON, AND TO CONGRATULATE THE BAND AND ITS DIRECTORS FOR CAPTURING THE 2012 SOUTH CAROLINA BAND DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (SCBDA) CLASS AA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 334 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman, O'Dell, Bryant, Matthews, Jackson, Malloy, McGill, Fair, Coleman, Ford, Johnson, McElveen, Pinckney, Scott, Setzler, Williams, Nicholson, Allen, Lourie and Reese: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-4-352 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE GOVERNOR TO DEVELOP A PROTECTION PLAN TO MINIMIZE THE ACTUAL AND POTENTIAL COSTS AND EFFECTS OF IDENTITY THEFT DUE TO THE CYBER SECURITY BREACH AT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE BY PROVIDING IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION AND IDENTITY THEFT RESOLUTION SERVICES, TO REQUIRE THE GOVERNOR TO DEVELOP A POLICY THAT ENSURES THE SAFETY OF ALL PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IN THE POSSESSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, INCLUDING THE ENCRYPTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, TO SET FORTH THE PROCESS BY WHICH IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION AND RESOLUTION SERVICES ARE PROCURED, TO REQUIRE THE GOVERNOR AND THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO ATTEMPT TO MAKE ENROLLMENT IN THESE PROGRAMS AS EASY AS POSSIBLE, TO PROVIDE THAT THESE PROGRAMS MUST BE FREE OF CHARGE TO THE ELIGIBLE PERSONS, AND TO DEFINE TERMS; BY ADDING SECTION 12-6-1141, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR THE ACTUAL COSTS, BUT NOT EXCEEDING TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER, AND NOT EXCEEDING THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A JOINT RETURN OR A RETURN CLAIMING DEPENDENTS, INCURRED BY A TAXPAYER IN THE TAXABLE YEAR TO PURCHASE IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION AND IDENTITY THEFT RESOLUTION SERVICES; BY ADDING PART 7 TO CHAPTER 6, TITLE 37 SO AS TO ESTABLISH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS THE IDENTITY THEFT UNIT AND TO PROVIDE ITS DUTIES; BY ADDING CHAPTER 36 TO TITLE 1 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY IS TO PROTECT THE STATE'S INFORMATION AND CYBER SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY IS THE CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER OF THE STATE AND TO PROVIDE THE CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER IS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, AND TO DEFINE TERMS, TO ESTABLISH THE TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT COUNCIL TO ADOPT AND ANNUALLY REVIEW A STATEWIDE TECHNOLOGY PLAN, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COUNCIL, AND TO REQUIRE REPORTS; TO AMEND SECTION 1-3-240, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO OFFICERS THAT ONLY MAY BE REMOVED BY THE GOVERNOR FOR CAUSE, SO AS TO ADD THE CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEPARTMENTS WITHIN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO ADD THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY; AND BY ADDING CHAPTER 79 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO CREATE THE JOINT INFORMATION SECURITY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT A CONTINUING STUDY OF THE LAWS OF THIS STATE AFFECTING CYBER SECURITY, INCLUDING THE RECEIPT OF IMPEDIMENTS TO IMPROVED CYBER SECURITY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE.
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Senator BRYANT spoke on the Bill.

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

S. 335 (Word version) -- Senator Massey: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-10, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO THE LOCATION OF VOTING PLACES, TO ALLOW THAT IF A COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION DETERMINES THAT A SUITABLE POLLING PLACE IS UNAVAILABLE WITHIN A VOTING PRECINCT, THAT THE COMMISSION MAY CHOOSE A LOCATION OUTSIDE THE PRECINCT IF THAT LOCATION IS WITHIN THREE MILES OF THE PRECINCT'S BOUNDARIES AND IS WITHIN THE COUNTY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 336 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR BRIGADIER GENERAL CALVIN H. ELAM FOR HIS OUTSTANDING MILITARY SERVICE IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA AIR NATIONAL GUARD AND TO CONGRATULATE HIM UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS PROMOTION TO THE RANK OF BRIGADIER GENERAL.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 337 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR DR. HIRAM SPAIN, JR., PASTOR OF ST. MARK BAPTIST CHURCH IN COLUMBIA, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS OF OUTSTANDING AND CARING MINISTRY, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 338 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes, L. Martin, Cromer, Fair, Alexander, O'Dell, Peeler, Gregory, Courson, Malloy, Lourie and Rankin: A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE "2013 ETHICS REFORM ACT", BY AMENDING CHAPTER 17, TITLE 2, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO LOBBYISTS AND LOBBYING, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT A LOBBYIST AND LOBBYIST PRINCIPAL PAY A TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR REGISTRATION FEE, AND THAT LOBBYISTS AND LOBBYIST PRINCIPALS' REPORTS ARE DUE BY JANUARY TENTH AND JULY TENTH; TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8, RELATING TO GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM, BY AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF "ECONOMIC INTEREST", ADDING A DEFINITION FOR "ELECTED OFFICIAL"; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-130, RELATING TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE FOR PERSONS VIOLATING THE ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPROPRIATE ETHICS COMMITTEE TO LEVY AN ENFORCEMENT OR ADMINISTRATIVE FEE; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-320, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE WHICH DOCUMENTS MUST BE RELEASED FOLLOWING A FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-360, RELATING TO PUBLIC INSPECTION OF REPORTS FILED WITH THE COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION MUST MAKE FILED STATEMENTS AND REPORTS ELECTRONICALLY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-365, RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESSIBILITY TO THE ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-510, RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE RESPECTIVE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEES WILL BE GOVERNED ACCORDING TO THE APPROPRIATE LEGISLATIVE BODY'S RULES AND STATUTES; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-530, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEES, TO PROVIDE THAT IF A PERSON ALLEGES MISCONDUCT OF CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8, RULE OR CHAPTER 27, TITLE 2, BY A CANDIDATE FOR THE HOUSE OR SENATE WITHIN FIFTY DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION, THE PERSON MAY PETITION THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS; TO ADD SECTION 8-13-535, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEES MAY COMPEL BY SUBPOENA; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-540, RELATING TO CONDUCT OF ETHICS COMMITTEE INVESTIGATIONS AND HEARINGS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT INVESTIGATIONS ARE CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL A FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-550, RELATING TO CONSIDERATION OF A LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEE REPORT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE SPEAKER OR PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE SHALL CALL OPEN SESSION UPON RECOMMENDATION OF EXPULSION OR AN APPEAL; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-560, RELATING TO SUSPENSION, REMOVAL, OR REINSTATEMENT OF A MEMBER, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SPEAKER OR PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE SHALL CONTINUE THE SUSPENSION OF A LEGISLATOR WHO WAS REELECTED WHILE SUSPENDED; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-710, RELATING TO REPORTING OF PARTICULAR GIFTS RECEIVED BY PUBLIC EMPLOYEE, OFFICIAL, OR MEMBER ON STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-750, RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT, PROMOTION, ADVANCEMENT, OR DISCIPLINE OF FAMILY MEMBER OF PUBLIC OFFICIAL, MEMBER, OR EMPLOYEE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO PUBLIC OFFICIAL, PUBLIC MEMBER, OR PUBLIC EMPLOYEE MAY CAUSE THE EMPLOYMENT, APPOINTMENT, PROMOTION, TRANSFER, OR ADVANCEMENT OF A FAMILY MEMBER TO A STATE OR LOCAL OFFICE OR POSITION WITHIN THE PUBLIC OFFICIAL'S, PUBLIC MEMBER'S OR PUBLIC EMPLOYEE'S OFFICIAL RESPONSIBILITY; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-760, RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT BY A GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR OF FORMER PUBLIC OFFICIAL, MEMBER, OR EMPLOYEE WHO WAS ENGAGED IN PROCUREMENT, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PUBLIC OFFICIAL, MEMBER, OR EMPLOYEE DIRECTLY PARTICIPATING IN PROCUREMENT MAY NOT ACCEPT EMPLOYMENT WITH A PERSON AWARDED THE CONTRACT FOR THE DURATION OF THE CONTRACT; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-775, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS IN CONTRACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PUBLIC OFFICIAL, PUBLIC MEMBER OR PUBLIC EMPLOYEE MAY NOT AWARD A CONTRACT NOR PARTICIPATE IN ANY DISCUSSION CONCERNING A BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL WITH WHICH HE OR A MEMBER OF HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY IS ASSOCIATED; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-780, RELATING TO REMEDIES FOR BREACHES OF ETHICAL STANDARDS BY PUBLIC OFFICIALS, MEMBERS, OR EMPLOYEES, SO AS TO PERMIT ETHICS COMMITTEES TO ISSUE WRITTEN WARNINGS AND DELETE THE OPTION OF ISSUING AN ORAL WARNING; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-790, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE RECOVERY OF THE VALUE OF ANYTHING TRANSFERRED IN VIOLATION OF ETHICAL STANDARDS; TO AMEND ARTICLE 11, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8, RELATING TO DISCLOSURE OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1110, RELATING TO PERSONS REQUIRED TO FILE STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT A FILING CONFORM WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 8-13-365; BY AMENDING SECTION 8-13-1120, SO AS TO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL INCOME DISCLOSURE; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1130, RELATING TO REPORT ON NAMES OF, AND PURCHASES BY, LOBBYISTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE REPORTING ON EMPLOYMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1140, RELATING TO FILING OF AN UPDATED STATEMENT, SO AS TO REQUIRE A STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS TO BE FILED BY MARCH THIRTIETH; BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1145, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE APPROPRIATE SUPERVISORY OFFICE TO SEND ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF OBLIGATION TO REPORT; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1150, REGARDING A CONSULTANT FILING A STATEMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1170, RELATING TO TECHNICAL VIOLATIONS OF DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS AND EXTENSIONS OF TIME FOR FILING STATEMENTS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF TECHNICAL VIOLATIONS; TO AMEND ARTICLE 13, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8, RELATING TO CAMPAIGN PRACTICES DEFINITIONS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES IN THE DEFINITIONS OF "BUSINESS", "COMMITTEE", "CONTRIBUTION", "INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE", "NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEE", "INFLUENCE THE OUTCOME OF AN ELECTIVE OFFICE", "BALLOT MEASURE COMMITTEE", AND TO ADD "PUBLIC MEMBER", "ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATION", AND "INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE-ONLY COMMITTEE"; TO AMEND SECTIONS 8-13-1308 AND 8-13-1309, RELATING TO FILING OF CERTIFIED CAMPAIGN REPORTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT FILING CONFORM WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 8-13-365; TO ADD SECTION 8-13-1311 REGARDING FILINGS BY AN INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE-ONLY COMMITTEE; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1312, RELATING TO CAMPAIGN BANK ACCOUNTS, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO ADD SECTION 8-13-1313 REGARDING A FILING FOR A PERSON WHO IS NOT A COMMITTEE AND MAKES AN INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN A YEAR OR AN ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATION; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1318, RELATING TO ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO RETIRE CAMPAIGN DEBT, LIMITS, REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE A CONTRIBUTION TO RETIRE CAMPAIGN DEBT TO BE UTILIZED FOR THAT PURPOSE; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1320, RELATING TO CONTRIBUTIONS WITHIN SPECIFIED PERIOD AFTER PRIMARY, SPECIAL, OR GENERAL ELECTION ATTRIBUTED TO THAT PRIMARY OR ELECTION, SO AS TO ATTRIBUTE CONTRIBUTIONS AFTER A PRIMARY; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1322 RELATING TO CONTRIBUTION LIMITS, TO EXCLUDE INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE-ONLY COMMITTEES REGISTERED WITH THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION; TO AMEND 8-13-1328, RELATING TO LIMITS ON REPAYMENT OF LOANS FROM CANDIDATE OR FAMILY MEMBERS TO CAMPAIGN, SO AS TO DELETE THE REFERENCE TO A CANDIDATE'S FAMILY MEMBER; TO ADD SECTION 8-13-1337, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN ELECTIVE OFFICIAL OR THE ELECTIVE OFFICIAL'S AGENT MAY NOT KNOWINGLY SOLICIT A CONTRIBUTION FROM AN EMPLOYEE IN THE ELECTIVE OFFICIAL'S AREA OF OFFICIAL RESPONSIBILITY; TO ADD SECTION 8-13-1339 TO PROHIBIT A POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE ORGANIZED ON OR BEHALF OF THE GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, ANY STATEWIDE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER, A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, PUBLIC OFFICIAL OF A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY, OR A DIRECTOR OR DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF A STATE DEPARTMENT APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1340, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS BY ONE CANDIDATE TO ANOTHER, SO AS TO INCLUDE FEDERAL CANDIDATES AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1344, RELATING TO CONTRIBUTIONS BY PUBLIC UTILITIES, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A CANDIDATE, COMMITTEE OR POLITICAL PARTY FROM OFFERING CONSIDERATION FOR AN ENDORSEMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1352, RELATING TO CONTRIBUTIONS, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1356 RELATING TO THE FILING OF STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS BY CANDIDATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ELECTRONIC FILING AND THE TIME IN WHICH CANDIDATES MUST FILE; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1360, RELATING TO CONTRIBUTION AND EXPENDITURE REPORTING, SO AS TO CONFORM WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 8-13-365; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1364, RELATING TO NOTIFICATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF OBLIGATION TO REPORT NO LESS THAN THIRTY DAYS BEFORE THE FILING DATE FOR EACH REPORTING PERIOD TO THE E-MAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED BY THE CANDIDATE OR COMMITTEE; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1372, RELATING TO ERRORS AND OMISSIONS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT TECHNICAL VIOLATIONS MUST REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL UNLESS REQUESTED TO BE MADE PUBLIC BY THE CANDIDATE FILING THE REPORT; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 8-13-520, 8-13-1160, 8-13-1180, 8-13-1310, 8-13-1350, 8-13-1358, 8-13-1362, AND 8-13-1366.
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Senator HAYES spoke on the Bill.

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

S. 339 (Word version) -- Senators McElveen and Johnson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 85 TO TITLE 40 SO AS TO ENACT THE "REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNER PRACTICE ACT", TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICABILITY AND PURPOSE OF THE CHAPTER, TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNERS BOARD, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION, TERMS, DUTIES, AND POWERS OF THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION OF A REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNER, TO PROVIDE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE EXCLUSIONS, AND TO REQUIRE THE OBTAINING AND USE OF A SEAL.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 340 (Word version) -- Senator Setzler: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE FOURTH ANNUAL SOUTH CAROLINA EMS MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE FOR HONORING THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN OF THEMSELVES WHILE RENDERING AID TO THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 341 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander, Reese and Fair: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "EMERSON ROSE ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 44-37-70 SO AS TO REQUIRE EACH BIRTHING FACILITY LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO PERFORM A PULSE OXIMETRY SCREENING ON EVERY NEWBORN IN ITS CARE, WHEN THE BABY IS TWENTY-FOUR TO FORTY-EIGHT HOURS OF AGE, OR AS LATE AS POSSIBLE IF THE BABY IS DISCHARGED FROM THE HOSPITAL BEFORE REACHING TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF AGE.
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SenatorS ALEXANDER, LOURIE, CROMER, L.MARTIN, CAMPBELL AND SHEALY spoke on the Bill.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 342 (Word version) -- Senator Allen: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR ISRAEL METROPOLITAN CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY OF MINISTRY, AND TO WELCOME THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE CAROLINA REGION CONFERENCE OF THE SEVENTH EPISCOPAL DISTRICT OF THE CHRISTIAN METHODIST CHURCH.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 343 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 7, TITLE 36, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ARTICLE 7 OF THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, SO AS TO REVISE THE CHAPTER IN ITS ENTIRETY IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS OF TITLE AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 344 (Word version) -- Senator Ford: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2013, THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION SHALL INITIATE A JOINT FEASIBILITY STUDY INTO THE ADVANTAGES OF CONVEYING THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY TO DUKE ENERGY OR TO ANOTHER SUITABLE ELECTRICAL UTILITY, TO STIPULATE MANDATORY CRITERIA OF A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO BE CONSIDERED IN THE STUDY; AND TO REQUIRE THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO CONDUCT AND PUBLISH A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY THAT EXAMINES AND FORECASTS SOUTH CAROLINA'S RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND HOW IT WILL RELATE TO THE STATE'S ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION CAPACITIES FOR THE NEXT TEN, TWENTY-FIVE, AND FIFTY YEARS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 345 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-3-530, AS AMENDED, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE FAMILY COURT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE FAMILY COURT CAN ESTABLISH A RECOVERY COURT PROGRAM IN EACH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1690, AS AMENDED, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO PLACEMENT PLANS IN CASES IN WHICH THERE ARE SUBSTANCE ABUSE ISSUES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE FAMILY COURT IS ALLOWED TO PERMIT A PARENT TO PARTICIPATE IN A RECOVERY COURT PROGRAM OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 346 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes, L. Martin, Cromer, Fair, Alexander, Peeler, Gregory, Courson and Lourie: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 12, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO PUNISHMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SUPERVISION OF ETHICAL CONDUCT BY MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, INCLUDING THE AUTHORITY TO DISCIPLINE OR PUNISH MEMBERS, EXCEPT FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF EXPULSION, IS VESTED IN THE STATE AGENCY CHARGED BY LAW WITH INVESTIGATING, ENFORCING, AND ADJUDICATING ALLEGATIONS OF ETHICAL MISCONDUCT FOR ALL OTHER PUBLIC OFFICIALS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 347 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes, L. Martin, Cromer, Fair, Alexander, Peeler, Gregory, Courson and Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-100, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE GENERAL PROVISIONS OF THE ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE DEFINITION OF "APPROPRIATE SUPERVISORY OFFICE"; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE MEMBERS, STAFF, AND CANDIDATES FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1300, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE CAMPAIGN PRACTICES PROVISIONS OF THE ETHICS, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE DEFINITION OF "APPROPRIATE SUPERVISORY OFFICE"; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 8-13-530, 8-13-540, AND 8-13-550 ALL RELATING TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 348 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-10-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR REQUIREMENTS FOR FIREPLACES IN LIEU OF REQUIREMENTS OF THE 2009 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 349 (Word version) -- Senator O'Dell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 60, TITLE 40 SO AS TO ENACT THE "APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY REGISTRATION ACT", TO PROVIDE A CITATION, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS, TO REQUIRE REGISTRATION FOR AN ENTITY ACTING AS AN APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY, TO SPECIFY REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS FROM REGISTRATION, TO SPECIFY THE TERM FOR WHICH REGISTRATION IS VALID AND FOR RENEWAL AND CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR REGISTRATION FEES, TO LIMIT OWNERSHIP OF AN APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY, TO REQUIRE AN APPLICANT FOR REGISTRATION TO DESIGNATE ONE CONTROLLING PERSON AS THE MAIN CONTACT BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR A CONTROLLING PERSON ACTING AS A MAIN CONTACT BETWEEN A COMPANY AND THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO THE USE AND PAYMENT OF INDEPENDENT APPRAISERS, TO SPECIFY CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF AN APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY, TO MAKE ATTEMPTS BY CERTAIN APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY PERSONNEL TO INFLUENCE OR ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE AN APPRAISAL IN A CERTAIN MANNER, TO PROHIBIT AN APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY FROM CHANGING A COMPLETED APPRAISAL OR USING AN APPRAISAL REPORT OR ITS CONTENT PROVIDED BY AN INDEPENDENT APPRAISER IN ANOTHER TRANSACTION, TO PROVIDE RESTRICTIONS ON THE REMOVAL OF AN INDEPENDENT APPRAISER FROM THE APPRAISER PANEL BY AN APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN PENALTIES AND REMEDIES THE BOARD MAY IMPOSE FOR A VIOLATION OF THE ARTICLE, TO PROVIDE SURETY BOND REQUIREMENTS FOR AN APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY, AND TO PROVIDE THE BOARD MAY PROVIDE ADJUDICATORY PROCEEDINGS PURSUANT TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT; TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-10, RELATING TO THE REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS BOARD, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD BY TWO MEMBERS; AND TO DESIGNATE SECTIONS 40-60-5 THROUGH 40-60-230 AS ARTICLE 1 OF CHAPTER 60, TITLE 40, ENTITLED "REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS", AND TO RETITLE CHAPTER 60, TITLE 40 AS THE "REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL PROFESSIONALS ACT".
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 350 (Word version) -- Senator Rankin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-3-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE MUST BE SCREENED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE DIRECTOR JOINT SCREENING COMMITTEE BEFORE BEING CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 38, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5, TO ESTABLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE DIRECTOR JOINT SCREENING COMMITTEE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE SCREENING COMMITTEE'S MEMBERSHIP, POWERS, DUTIES, AND AUTHORITY, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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Senator RANKIN spoke on the Bill.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 351 (Word version) -- Senator O'Dell: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF THE BELTON NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY TO THE CITY OF BELTON.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 352 (Word version) -- Senators Massey and Nicholson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-390, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN MCCORMICK COUNTY, SO AS TO ADD THE "MONTICELLO" PRECINCT, TO DESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, AND TO CORRECT ARCHAIC LANGUAGE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 353 (Word version) -- Senator Massey: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-710, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION SHALL REPORT THE NAMES OF ALL POLLING PRECINCTS BY COUNTY THAT HAVE MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED REGISTERED ELECTORS AND FOR THE COUNTY REGISTRATION BOARDS TO MAKE ALTERATIONS IF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FAILED TO ALTER THE PRECINCTS, SO THAT NO PRECINCT HAS MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED REGISTERED ELECTORS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-1000 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MUNICIPALITY POOLED PRECINCTS CANNOT EXCEED A TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED REGISTERED ELECTORS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 354 (Word version) -- Transportation Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, RELATING TO SIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR PETITIONS TO CLOSE ROAD, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4311, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 355 (Word version) -- Senator Hutto: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1930, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE CHILD FATALITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, SO AS TO ADD TWO MEMBERS TO THE COMMITTEE; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1940, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION'S DEPARTMENT OF CHILD FATALITIES, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN PROVISIONS REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT TO PROCEED WITH AN INVESTIGATION OR TO CLOSE A CASE; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3033 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 132 TO CHAPTER 3 OF TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES TO RECIPIENTS OF THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3191 (Word version) -- Reps. Cole and Tallon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-5-130 AND 56-5-140, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERMS "MOTOR VEHICLE" AND "MOTORCYCLE", SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MOPEDS ARE MOTOR VEHICLES AND NOT MOTORCYCLES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3453 (Word version) -- Reps. Bingham, Allison, Anthony, Hayes and Atwater: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO REQUIRE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO DECIDE AND NOTIFY TEACHERS OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR BY MAY 15, 2013; TO PROVIDE THAT A CONTINUING-CONTRACT TEACHER WHO IS BEING RECOMMENDED FOR FORMAL EVALUATION THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL YEAR MUST BE NOTIFIED IN WRITING ON OR BEFORE THE DATE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ISSUES THE WRITTEN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT OR REEMPLOYMENT; TO REQUIRE TEACHERS WHO ARE REEMPLOYED BY WRITTEN NOTIFICATION TO NOTIFY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF THEIR ACCEPTANCE WITHIN TEN DAYS OF RECEIPT OF WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF EMPLOYMENT; AND TO ALLOW DISTRICTS TO UNIFORMLY NEGOTIATE SALARIES OF CERTAIN RETIRED TEACHERS BELOW THE DISTRICT SALARY SCHEDULE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 3458 (Word version) -- Reps. Hosey, Clyburn and Sellers: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 278 IN ALLENDALE COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 301 TO FEED LOT ROAD "LIEUTENANT WINSTON ROBINSON, JR. HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "LIEUTENANT WINSTON ROBINSON, JR. HIGHWAY".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3483 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Alexander, 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, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, 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 EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY UPON THE DEATH OF DR. TRUMAN MICHAEL RALEY OF COLUMBIA AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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