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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR FEBRUARY 13, 2013

S. 378 (Word version) -- Senator Cleary: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO DECLARE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013, AS "SOUTH CAROLINA RECYCLERS DAY" AND TO COMMEND AND RECOGNIZE SOUTH CAROLINA'S RECYCLERS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR STATE'S ECONOMY, FOR THEIR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AND FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP IN PROVIDING SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL MANAGEMENT OPTIONS.
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On motion of Senator CLEARY, with unanimous consent, the Senate Resolution was introduced and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 379 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 930 OF 1970, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR KERSHAW COUNTY, SO AS TO REVISE THE SPECIFIC ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH THE MEMBERS OF THE KERSHAW COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES SHALL BE ELECTED BEGINNING WITH SCHOOL TRUSTEE ELECTIONS IN 2014, AND TO PROVIDE FOR DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION IN REGARD TO THESE NEWLY DRAWN ELECTION DISTRICTS.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar.

S. 380 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 15-78-60, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO EXCEPTIONS TO WAIVER OF IMMUNITY, SO AS TO INCLUDE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 381 (Word version) -- Senators Bryant, Bright, Sheheen, Courson and Coleman: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 29, TITLE 41 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE, BY ADDING SECTION 41-29-85 TO REQUIRE A PERCENTAGE REDUCTION IN THE SALARIES AND WAGES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE, THE DEPARTMENT'S DIVISION DIRECTORS, AND OTHER MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES EQUAL TO THE PERCENTAGE CALCULATED BY THE OVERPAYMENT RATE AND UNDERPAYMENT RATE FOR THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM.
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Senator BRYANT spoke on the Bill.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 382 (Word version) -- Senators Grooms, Alexander, L. Martin, Campbell, Davis, McGill, Nicholson, O'Dell, Reese, Shealy, Johnson, Verdin and Williams: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-15-10, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR REGULATING MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND DEALERS, TO DEFINE THE TERMS "DUE CAUSE" AND "MATERIAL BREACH"; TO AMEND SECTION 56-15-40, RELATING TO SPECIFIC ACTS DEEMED UNFAIR METHODS OF COMPETITION AND UNFAIR OR DECEPTIVE ACTS OR PRACTICES, TO PROVIDE THAT A MANUFACTURER, DISTRIBUTOR, WHOLESALER, DISTRIBUTOR BRANCH OR DIVISION, FACTORY BRANCH OR DIVISION, WHOLESALE BRANCH OR DIVISION, OR FINANCIAL ARM, OFFICER, AGENT OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE THEREOF, MAY NOT REQUIRE OR COERCE A MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER TO OFFER TO SELL OR SELL ANY EXTENDED SERVICE CONTRACT, EXTENDED MAINTENANCE PLAN, FINANCIAL PRODUCT, OR INSURANCE PRODUCT OFFERED, SOLD, OR SPONSORED BY THE MANUFACTURER OR TO SELL, ASSIGN, OR TRANSFER ANY RETAIL INSTALLMENT SALES CONTRACT OR LEASE OBTAINED BY THE MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OR LEASE OF A NEW MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO A SPECIFIED FINANCE COMPANY, CLASS OF FINANCE COMPANIES, LEASING COMPANY, CLASS OF LEASING COMPANIES, OR TO ANY OTHER SPECIFIED PERSON; TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 56, BY ADDING 56-15-47, TO PROVIDE THAT A MANUFACTURER MAY NOT PREVENT A MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER FROM DESIGNATING A SUCCESSOR TO THE DEALERSHIP IN THE EVENT OF DEATH OR INCAPACITY OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER; TO AMEND SECTION 56-15-60, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER'S CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL WARRANTY CLAIMS, SERVICE CLAIMS, OR INCENTIVE CLAIMS NOT SPECIFICALLY DISAPPROVED IN WRITING WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF RECEIPT SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS APPROVED AND PAYMENT MUST FOLLOW WITHIN THIRTY DAYS, AND A MANUFACTURER SHALL NOT UNREASONABLY DISAPPROVE A CLAIM THAT RESULTS IN A CLERICAL OR ADMINISTRATIVE ERROR AND THAT CLAIM DISAPPROVAL MUST BE BASED ON A MATERIAL DEFECT; TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 56 BY ADDING SECTION 56-15-95, TO PROVIDE THAT A MANUFACTURER MAY NOT TERMINATE OR CANCEL A FRANCHISE OR SELLING AGREEMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER WITHOUT DUE CAUSE, AND TO DETERMINE WHETHER DUE CAUSE EXISTS, THE COURT SHALL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION CERTAIN FACTORS PROVIDED IN THE SECTION; BY ADDING 56-15-96, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERFORMANCE STANDARD, SALES EFFECTIVENESS STANDARD, SALES OBJECTIVE, OR PROGRAM FOR MEASURING DEALERSHIP PERFORMANCE THAT MAY HAVE A MATERIAL EFFECT ON A MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER SHALL BE FAIR, REASONABLE, EQUITABLE, BASED ON ACCURATE INFORMATION, AND UNIFORMLY APPLIED TO OTHER SIMILARLY SITUATED MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS; AND BY ADDING 56-15-98, TO PROVIDE A MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR, OFFICER, AGENT, OR ANY REPRESENTATIVE OF A MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR MAY NOT UNREASONABLY ALTER A NEW MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER'S AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURE TO ALTER A NEW MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER'S AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 383 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE TOWN OF IRMO ON BEING NAMED A 2012 SOUTH CAROLINA OUTSTANDING TRAFFIC SAFE COMMUNITY BY THE AAA CAROLINAS FOUNDATION FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY, AND TO HONOR THE IRMO POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR ITS ESSENTIAL ROLE IN ACHIEVING THIS RECOGNITION.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 384 (Word version) -- Senators Shealy and Massey: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE BATESBURG-LEESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PANTHER BAND FOR AN OUTSTANDING PERFORMING SEASON AND TO WISH THEM SUCCESS AS THEY TRAVEL TO ENGLAND FOR THE LONDON NEW YEAR'S DAY PARADE.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

Last Updated: February 13, 2013 at 3:32 PM