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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR FEBRUARY 7, 2013

S. 356 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander and Reese: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 26, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO NOTARIES PUBLIC, SO AS TO DEFINE TERMS, TO MAKE GRAMMATICAL CORRECTIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT TO BE QUALIFIED FOR A NOTARIAL COMMISSION, A PERSON MUST BE REGISTERED TO VOTE AND READ AND WRITE IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, TO AUTHORIZE AND PROHIBIT CERTAIN ACTS OF A NOTARY PUBLIC, TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM FEE A NOTARY MAY CHARGE, TO PROVIDE THE PROCESS FOR GIVING A NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE, TO SPECIFY CHANGES FOR WHICH A NOTARY MUST NOTIFY THE SECRETARY OF STATE, TO PROVIDE THE ELEMENTS AND PENALTIES OF CERTAIN CRIMES RELATING TO NOTARIAL ACTS, AND TO PROVIDE THE FORM FOR A NOTARIZED DOCUMENT SENT TO ANOTHER STATE, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 357 (Word version) -- Senator Pinckney: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 30-5-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THE DUTIES OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS BY THE CLERK OF COURT IN CERTAIN COUNTIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF JASPER COUNTY BE ELECTED RATHER THAN APPOINTED BEGINNING IN 2014, AND TO PROVIDE THE REGISTER OF DEEDS IN JASPER COUNTY MUST SERVE A FOUR-YEAR TERM; AND TO AMEND SECTION 30-3-12, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF REGISTER OF DEEDS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES, SO AS TO REMOVE JASPER COUNTY FROM THOSE COUNTIES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 358 (Word version) -- Senator Pinckney: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 601 OF 1971, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE JASPER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AS THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE JASPER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE YEAR 2013, THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION RATHER THAN THE COUNTY COUNCIL SHALL IMPOSE THE TAX LEVY NECESSARY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PROCEDURES FOR AND LIMITATIONS ON THIS SCHOOL TAX LEVY.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar.

S. 359 (Word version) -- Senators Bryant, Cromer and Bright: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-55-65 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE ISSUANCE OF A PERMIT TO HAVE A WELL DRILLED ON A PARCEL OF LAND THAT HAS UNENCUMBERED ACCESS TO A WATER LINE; AND BY ADDING SECTION 44-55-855 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE ISSUANCE OF A SEPTIC TANK PERMIT FOR A PARCEL OF LAND THAT HAS UNENCUMBERED ACCESS TO A SEWER LINE.
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Senator BRYANT spoke on the Bill.

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

H. 3087 (Word version) -- Reps. Merrill and Daning: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VARIOUS CHARTER SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS, POWERS, AND DUTIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CHARTER SCHOOL LOCATED ON A FEDERAL MILITARY INSTALLATION OR BASE WHERE THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES HAVE MADE BUILDINGS, FACILITIES, AND GROUNDS ON THE INSTALLATION OR BASE AVAILABLE FOR USE BY THE CHARTER SCHOOL, AS ITS PRINCIPAL LOCATION, ALSO MAY GIVE ENROLLMENT PRIORITY TO OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE STUDENTS WHO ARE DEPENDENTS OF MILITARY PERSONNEL LIVING IN MILITARY HOUSING ON THE BASE OR INSTALLATION OR WHO ARE CURRENTLY STATIONED AT THE BASE OR INSTALLATION NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY PERCENT OF THE TOTAL ENROLLMENT OF THE CHARTER SCHOOL.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 3225 (Word version) -- Reps. J. E. Smith and Jefferson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 132 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF "SC RIVERKEEPERS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3247 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Lucas, Delleney, Bannister, Ott, Rutherford, Weeks, G. M. Smith, Pope, Merrill, McCoy, Atwater, Erickson, Henderson, Kennedy, Loftis, Tallon, Bedingfield, Daning, Forrester, Hixon, Lowe, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Sottile, Stringer, Gagnon, Herbkersman, Newton, Wells, J. R. Smith, Taylor, Riley, Pitts, White, Vick, Clemmons, Barfield, Goldfinch, Spires and Hart: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-7-330, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DOCKET BY THE CIRCUIT SOLICITOR IN GENERAL SESSIONS COURT, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE ROLE OF THE CIRCUIT SOLICITOR IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE GENERAL SESSIONS COURT DOCKET AND PROVIDE THAT THIS ABILITY TO ADMINISTER THE DOCKET SHALL NOT INTERFERE WITH THE COURT'S ABILITY TO PROTECT A LITIGANT'S RIGHTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3340 (Word version) -- Reps. Bannister, Herbkersman, Newton, Ballentine, Harrell, Clemmons, Goldfinch, H. A. Crawford, Kennedy, Murphy and George: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 9, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ANNUAL SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMENCING ON THE SECOND TUESDAY IN FEBRUARY RATHER THAN THE SECOND TUESDAY IN JANUARY OF EACH YEAR, REQUIRE EACH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ADJOURN SINE DIE NOT LATER THAN THE FIRST THURSDAY IN MAY EACH YEAR, AND ALLOW THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO CONVENE IN LOCAL SESSION AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEGINNING COMMITTEE MEETINGS OR HEARINGS ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF JANUARY EACH YEAR.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Last Updated: February 7, 2013 at 11:43 AM