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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR FEBRUARY 27, 2013

S. 433 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Leatherman, Courson, Hayes, L. Martin, Alexander, Fair, Grooms, Verdin, Cromer, O'Dell, Rankin, Bryant, Campsen, Cleary, Campbell, Massey, Bright, Davis, S. Martin, Gregory, Bennett, Corbin, Hembree, Shealy, Thurmond, Turner and Young: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR WESLEY DONEHUE FOR AGGRESSIVELY PURSUING HIS GOALS AND FOR HIS DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, AND TO CONGRATULATE HIM FOR BEING NAMED TO THE 2013 STATE NEWSPAPER'S 20 UNDER 40.
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Senators PEELER AND CAMPSEN spoke on the Resolution.

The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 434 (Word version) -- Senator Nicholson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO EXTEND HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO MR. LUTHER C. SHELTON, JR. ON THE OCCASION OF HIS NINETIETH BIRTHDAY AND TO WISH HIM MANY MORE YEARS OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 435 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR THE LIFE OF HEAVEN CAROL PHIPPS, INFANT DAUGHTER OF TONYA PHIPPS AND STEVE NELSON, TO EXPRESS PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE UPON HER UNTIMELY DEATH, AND TO EXTEND DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER LOVING FAMILY.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 436 (Word version) -- Senators Leatherman and Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-40-237 SO AS TO ALLOW A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SPONSOR A CHARTER SCHOOL LOCATED IN A CONTIGUOUS SCHOOL DISTRICT IF THE SCHOOL SERVES PREDOMINANTLY AT-RISK STUDENTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 437 (Word version) -- Senators Cleary, Reese, Rankin, Campsen, Hembree, Davis, McGill, Thurmond, Campbell and Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VALUATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY FOR PURPOSES OF THE PROPERTY TAX, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OWNER-OCCUPANT OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY QUALIFIES FOR THE FOUR PERCENT ASSESSMENT RATIO ALLOWED OWNER-OCCUPIED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY, IF THE OWNER IS OTHERWISE QUALIFIED AND THE RESIDENCE IS NOT RENTED FOR MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DAYS A YEAR, AND TO DELETE OTHER REFERENCES TO RENTAL OF THESE RESIDENCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-54-240, RELATING TO DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS, REPORTS, AND RETURNS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SO AS TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION THAT THE FEDERAL SCHEDULE E CONFORMS WITH THE SAME DOCUMENT REQUIRED BY A COUNTY ASSESSOR IS NOT PROHIBITED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 438 (Word version) -- Senators L. Martin and Campbell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-15-70 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE FAIR AND OPEN COMPETITION IN GOVERNMENTAL CONTRACTS BY STIPULATING THAT STATE OR LOCAL ENTITIES, OFFICIALS, AND EMPLOYEES, IN REGARD TO A PUBLIC BUILDING, MAY NOT REQUIRE OR PROHIBIT A BIDDER, OFFEROR, CONTRACTOR, OR SUBCONTRACTOR FROM ENTERING INTO OR ADHERING TO AN AGREEMENT WITH ONE OR MORE LABOR ORGANIZATIONS IN REGARD TO THE PROJECT AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE DISCRIMINATE AGAINST A BIDDER, OFFEROR, CONTRACTOR, OR SUBCONTRACTOR FOR BECOMING OR REFUSING TO BECOME A SIGNATORY TO AN AGREEMENT WITH ONE OR MORE LABOR ORGANIZATIONS IN REGARD TO THE PROJECT, TO PROVIDE THAT STATE AND LOCAL ENTITIES, OFFICIALS, AND EMPLOYEES SHALL NOT AWARD A GRANT, TAX ABATEMENT, OR TAX CREDIT CONDITIONED UPON THE INCLUSION OF SUCH AGREEMENTS IN THE AWARD, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS TO AND EXEMPTIONS FROM THESE PROVISIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 439 (Word version) -- Senators Fair, Hutto and Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-13-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN CHILDCARE FACILITIES, SO AS TO ALSO PROHIBIT SUCH EMPLOYMENT OF A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF UNLAWFUL CONDUCT TOWARD A CHILD, CRUELTY TO CHILDREN, OR CHILD ENDANGERMENT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 440 (Word version) -- Senators Fair, Hutto and Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-19-1435 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE USE OF RESTRAINTS ON JUVENILES APPEARING IN COURT ARE PROHIBITED UNLESS THE RESTRAINTS ARE NECESSARY TO PREVENT HARM OR IF THE JUVENILE IS A FLIGHT RISK AND THERE ARE NO LESS RESTRICTIVE ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE; TO GIVE A JUVENILE'S ATTORNEY THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD BEFORE THE COURT ORDERS THE USE OF RESTRAINTS; AND IF RESTRAINTS ARE ORDERED, TO REQUIRE THE COURT TO MAKE FINDINGS OF FACT IN SUPPORT OF THE ORDER.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 441 (Word version) -- Senators Fair, Hutto and Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-15-386 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF SEXTING FOR A PERSON LESS THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE; TO PROVIDE FOR CIVIL FINES AND COSTS FOR COMMITTING A FIRST OR SECOND OFFENSE; TO PROVIDE FOR A MISDEMEANOR AND A CRIMINAL FINE AND COSTS FOR COMMITTING THREE OR MORE OFFENSES; TO PROHIBIT THE ARREST OR PLACEMENT IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE OR OTHER CONFINEMENT FOR COMMITTING A FIRST OR SECOND OFFENSE, WITH CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS; TO PROHIBIT PROSECUTION OF A PERSON WHO HAS COMMITTED A FIRST OR SECOND SEXTING OFFENSE UNDER THIS SECTION OF COMMITTING CERTAIN OTHER CRIMES; TO PROHIBIT PLACEMENT ON THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY FOR COMMITTING AN OFFENSE UNDER THIS SECTION; TO PROVIDE FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT AND REQUIRED COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR FAILURE TO PAY FINES FOR FIRST AND SECOND OFFENSES; AND TO VEST EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION TO HEAR ALLEGED OFFENSES IN THE MUNICIPAL AND MAGISTRATES COURT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 442 (Word version) -- Senators Fair, Hutto and Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-13-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF TERMS USED IN THE REGULATION OF CHILDCARE FACILITIES, SO AS TO DEFINE "SCHOOL VACATION AND SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMPS FOR CHILDREN"; AND BY ADDING SECTION 63-13-220 SO AS TO MAKE CERTAIN EMPLOYEE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS WHO WORK AT SCHOOL VACATION AND SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMPS; TO HAVE A CAREGIVER PRESENT AT ALL TIMES AT SCHOOL VACATION AND SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMPS WHO IS CERTIFIED IN BASIC FIRST AID AND INFANT-CHILD CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION; AND TO HAVE A LIFEGUARD PRESENT AT ALL TIMES FOR SCHOOL VACATION AND SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMPS THAT ALLOW CHILDREN TO HAVE ACCESS TO A BODY OF WATER.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 443 (Word version) -- Senators Fair, Hutto and Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 19-1-180, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ADMISSIBILITY OF OUT-OF-COURT STATEMENTS MADE BY CHILDREN UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE ADMISSIBILITY OF HEARSAY STATEMENTS MADE TO FORENSIC INTERVIEWERS; TO DEFINE FORENSIC INTERVIEWER; AND TO PROVIDE FOR TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR FORENSIC INTERVIEWERS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 444 (Word version) -- Senators O'Dell and Sheheen: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE, SO AS TO DELETE THE ADJUTANT GENERAL FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 4, ARTICLE XIII, RELATING TO THE ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL, SO AS TO DELETE AN OBSOLETE REFERENCE TO INSPECTOR GENERAL, TO MAKE A CONFORMING CHANGE TO THE RANK OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL, TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THIS AMENDMENT, THE ADJUTANT GENERAL MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE FOR A FOUR-YEAR TERM COMMENCING ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING THE SECOND TUESDAY IN JANUARY FOLLOWING THE GENERAL ELECTION, WHICH MARKS THE MIDTERM OF THE GOVERNOR, EXCEPT THAT THE INITIAL TERM OF THE FIRST ADJUTANT GENERAL APPOINTED PURSUANT TO THIS AMENDMENT MUST BE FOR TWO YEARS SO AS TO ALLOW SUBSEQUENT TERMS TO BE STAGGERED WITH THAT OF THE GOVERNOR, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE DUTIES, COMPENSATION, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE OFFICE, THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE APPOINTMENT IS MADE, AND THE PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE ADJUTANT GENERAL MAY BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 445 (Word version) -- Senators O'Dell, Sheheen and Setzler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-3-240, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF OFFICERS BY THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO ADD THE ADJUTANT GENERAL TO THE LIST OF OFFICERS OR ENTITIES THE GOVERNING BOARD OF WHICH MAY BE REMOVED BY THE GOVERNOR ONLY FOR CERTAIN REASONS CONSTITUTING CAUSE; TO AMEND SECTION 25-1-320, RELATING TO THE STATE ADJUTANT GENERAL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERM OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL SERVING IN OFFICE ON THE DATE OF THE 2014 GENERAL ELECTION, THE ADJUTANT GENERAL MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE FOR A FOUR-YEAR TERM COMMENCING ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING THE SECOND TUESDAY IN JANUARY THAT FOLLOWS THE GENERAL ELECTION THAT MARKS THE MIDTERM OF THE GOVERNOR, EXCEPT THAT THE INITIAL TERM OF THE FIRST ADJUTANT GENERAL APPOINTED PURSUANT TO THIS ACT MUST BE FOR TWO YEARS SO AS TO ALLOW SUBSEQUENT TERMS TO BE STAGGERED WITH THAT OF THE GOVERNOR, AND TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF ADJUTANT GENERAL; TO AMEND SECTION 25-1-340, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF ADJUTANT GENERAL, SO AS TO DELETE A REFERENCE TO THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ABOVE PROVISIONS ARE EFFECTIVE UPON THE RATIFICATION OF AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI, AND SECTION 4, ARTICLE XIII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE DELETING THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE STATE ADJUTANT GENERAL BE ELECTED BY THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THIS STATE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 446 (Word version) -- Senator Massey: A BILL TO RATIFY AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 8, ARTICLE IV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE ELECTION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND TERM OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, TO PROVIDE THAT THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR MUST BE ELECTED JOINTLY WITH THE GOVERNOR IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY LAW; TO ADD SECTION 37 TO ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SENATE SHALL ELECT FROM AMONG ITS MEMBERS A PRESIDENT TO PRESIDE OVER THE SENATE AND TO PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS PROVIDED BY LAW; TO DELETE SECTIONS 9 AND 10 OF ARTICLE IV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, RELATING TO THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BEING PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND, WHILE PRESIDING IN THE SENATE, HAVING NO VOTE, UNLESS THE SENATE IS EQUALLY DIVIDED, TO REMOVE INCONSISTENT PROVISIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 11 OF ARTICLE IV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR FROM OFFICE BY IMPEACHMENT, DEATH, RESIGNATION, DISQUALIFICATION, DISABILITY OR REMOVAL FROM THE STATE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNOR SHALL APPOINT, WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, A SUCCESSOR TO FULFILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12 OF ARTICLE IV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, RELATING TO THE DISABILITY OF THE GOVERNOR, TO CONFORM APPROPRIATE REFERENCES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 447 (Word version) -- Senator Fair: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA STOP METHAMPHETAMINE PRODUCTION ACT"; BY ADDING SECTION 44-53-362 SO AS TO PROVIDE A PRACTITIONER WITH CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LIABILITY FOR PRESCRIBING SUCH DRUG IN THE ABSENCE OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-230, RELATING TO DRUGS DESIGNATED AS SCHEDULE III CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO INCLUDE EPHEDRINE, PSEUDOEPHEDRINE, AND PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE IN THIS DESIGNATION; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-376, RELATING TO THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF DISPOSING OF WASTE FROM THE PRODUCTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, SO AS TO REQUIRE A LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY THAT LOCATES OR SEIZES A METHAMPHETAMINE LABORATORY OR DUMPSITE TO REPORT SUCH ACTION TO THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-398, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE OVER-THE-COUNTER SALE AND PURCHASE OF EPHEDRINE, PSEUDOEPHEDRINE, AND PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE, INCLUDING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, REQUIREMENTS FOR PACKAGING, RETAIL SALE AND PURCHASE AMOUNTS, AND LOGGING AND TRANSMITTING SALES AND PURCHASE INFORMATION, SO AS TO DELETE ALL PROVISIONS REGULATING THE SALE AND PURCHASE REQUIREMENTS OF THESE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES EXCEPT THE FELONY CRIMINAL OFFENSE, PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS, AND LEGITIMATE MEDICAL EXCEPTIONS FOR POSSESSION, MANUFACTURING, DELIVERING, DISTRIBUTING, DISPENSING, ADMINISTERING, PURCHASING, OR SELLING THESE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-1640, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM FOR SCHEDULE II, III, AND IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THIS MONITORING PROGRAM MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CERTAIN NATIONAL PHARMACY AUTOMATION AND EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION STANDARDS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-1650, RELATING TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM, INCLUDING PROCEDURES FOR RELEASING THIS INFORMATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT MAY OBTAIN INFORMATION ON EPHEDRINE, PSEUDOEPHEDRINE, OR PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE SALES AND PURCHASES WITHOUT CONDUCTING A SPECIFIC DRUG RELATED INVESTIGATION ON A DESIGNATED PERSON; TO AMEND CHAPTER 32, TITLE 56, RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE DAMAGE DISCLOSURE ACT, SO AS TO REQUIRE A PERSON SELLING A MOTOR VEHICLE THAT WAS THE SITE OF A METHAMPHETAMINE LABORATORY OR DUMPSITE TO DISCLOSE THIS INFORMATION IN WRITING TO THE PURCHASER OF THE VEHICLE; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-920, RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT INVESTIGATIONS AND PLACEMENT, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES FROM PLACING A CHILD WHO HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO METHAMPHETAMINE USE, MANUFACTURE, SALE, DISTRIBUTION, OR TRAFFICKING WITH A RELATIVE OR ASSOCIATE INVOLVED IN SUCH ILLEGAL ACTIVITY; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 23-3-1200 RELATING TO THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION SERVING AS THE DEPOSITORY OF CERTAIN SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE INFORMATION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 448 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-47-938 SO AS TO PROVIDE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH A PHYSICIAN MAY ENTER A SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP WITH A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-910, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS PRACTICE ACT, SO AS TO ADD AND REVISE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-940, RELATING TO APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-945, RELATING TO CONDITIONS FOR GRANTING PERMANENT LICENSURE, SO AS TO DELETE REQUIREMENTS THAT AN APPLICANT APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD WITH HIS SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN AND HIS SCOPE OF PRACTICE GUIDELINES, AND TO DELETE THE PROHIBITION AGAINST THE APPROVAL OF A SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN OF ON-THE-JOB TRAINING OR TASKS NOT LISTED ON THE APPLICATION FOR LIMITED LICENSURE AS A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-955, RELATING TO PHYSICAL PRESENCE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN OF A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, SO AS TO DELETE EXISTING REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING ON-SITE SETTINGS AND TO PROVIDE WHERE AND HOW A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT MAY PRACTICE, TO REVISE PROVISIONS CONCERNING OFF-SITE SETTINGS, AND TO REVISE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF A SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-960, RELATING TO MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR SCOPE OF PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE IMMEDIATE CONSULTATION BETWEEN THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT AND HIS PRIMARY OR SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-965, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT TO REQUEST OR RECEIVE PROFESSIONAL SAMPLES OF DRUGS AUTHORIZED UNDER HIS SCOPE OF PRACTICE GUIDELINES, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROHIBITION AGAINST REQUESTING OR RECEIVING PROFESSIONAL SAMPLES OF SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-970, RELATING TO THE PRESCRIBING OF DRUGS BY A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, SO AS TO AS TO DELETE A PROHIBITION AGAINST PRESCRIBING SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-975, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF A SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN TO REQUEST PERMISSION FROM THE BOARD FOR A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT UNDER HIS SUPERVISION TO RECEIVE ON-THE-JOB TRAINING, SO AS TO DELETE EXISTING LANGUAGE AND PROVIDE THAT A SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN MAY DETERMINE WHETHER A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT UNDER HIS SUPERVISION NEEDS ADDITIONAL TRAINING OR EDUCATION, THAT THE PHYSICIAN AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT MAY JOINTLY DETERMINE THE MEANS OF PROVIDING THIS TRAINING OR EDUCATION, AND THAT CERTAIN RELATED INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS AND THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT COMMITTEE FOR THE APPROVAL OF EACH; TO AMEND SECTION 40-47-995, RELATING TO THE TERMINATION OF A SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A PHYSICIAN AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT UPON THIS TERMINATION THE PRACTICE OF THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT MUST CEASE UNTIL NEW SCOPE OF PRACTICE GUIDELINES, RATHER THAN A NEW APPLICATION, ARE SUBMITTED BY A NEW SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN TO THE BOARD; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 40-47-980 RELATING TO THE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS IN CHRONIC CARE AND LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 449 (Word version) -- Fish, Game and Forestry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, RELATING TO SEASONS, LIMITS, METHODS OF TAKE AND SPECIAL USE RESTRICTIONS ON WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4297, 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. 450 (Word version) -- Senators Hutto, Alexander, Allen, Bennett, Bright, Bryant, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Coleman, Corbin, Courson, Cromer, Davis, Fair, Ford, Gregory, Grooms, Hayes, Hembree, Jackson, Johnson, Leatherman, Lourie, Malloy, L. Martin, S. Martin, Massey, Matthews, McElveen, McGill, Nicholson, O'Dell, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Scott, Setzler, Shealy, Sheheen, Thurmond, Turner, Verdin, Williams and Young: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO COMMEND MAYOR RICHARD ALTON MCCOLLUM OF BAMBERG FOR HIS LIFETIME OF DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVICE, TO CONGRATULATE HIM UPON HIS RETIREMENT AS MAYOR OF BAMBERG, AND TO WISH HIM MUCH SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 451 (Word version) -- Senators Bright, Bryant, Davis, Corbin, Grooms and Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 2, TITLE 12 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO TAXATION, BY ADDING SECTION 12-2-110, TO PROVIDE THAT PRIVATE CHILDCARE FACILITIES, PRIVATE SCHOOLS, AND HOME SCHOOLS BE TAXED IN THE SAME MANNER AS A PUBLIC FACILITY PROVIDING LIKE SERVICES.
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Senator BRIGHT spoke on the Bill.

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

S. 452 (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 SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR RENOWNED NEW YORK CITY RESTAURATEUR MELBA WILSON FOR HER SUCCESSFUL CAREER, TO WELCOME HER TO THE PALMETTO STATE, AND TO EXTEND THANKS FOR HER PARTICIPATION IN THE FIRST ANNUAL SOUTH CAROLINA CORNBREAD FESTIVAL.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 453 (Word version) -- Senator Setzler: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR JOHN QUINCY "JOHNNY" HUDSON, JR., OF AIKEN COUNTY AND TO COMMEND HIM FOR FORTY YEARS OF DEVOTED SERVICE AS AN ELECTED MEMBER OF THE WAGENER TOWN COUNCIL AND FOR HIS LIFELONG DEDICATION TO SERVING OTHERS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 454 (Word version) -- Senators Bright and Bryant: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-420 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO POSSESSION OF A FIREARM ON ANY PREMISES OR PROPERTY OWNED, OPERATED, OR CONTROLLED BY A PRIVATE OR PUBLIC COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY, TECHNICAL COLLEGE, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON AUTHORIZED TO CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 4, CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23, WHO IS A REGISTERED STUDENT, EMPLOYEE, OR FACULTY MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTION, MAY POSSESS A FIREARM ON ANY PREMISES OR PROPERTY OWNED, OPERATED, OR CONTROLLED BY THE INSTITUTION, AND A PRIVATE COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY, TECHNICAL COLLEGE OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION MAY POST A SIGN STATING "NO CONCEALABLE WEAPONS ALLOWED" WHICH SHALL CONSTITUTE NOTICE TO A PERSON HOLDING A PERMIT ISSUED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 4, CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23 THAT CONCEALABLE WEAPONS NOT BE BROUGHT UPON THE PREMISES.
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Senator BRIGHT spoke on the Bill.

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

S. 455 (Word version) -- Senators Bright and Bryant: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-215 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO ISSUANCE OF A CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT, TO PROVIDE THAT A CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT IS VALID UNTIL THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION DETERMINES THE RENEWAL APPLICATION IS DENIED.
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Senator BRIGHT spoke on the Bill.

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

H. 3378 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer, Whitmire and Gambrell: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-90 SO AS TO ENACT THE "VOLUNTEER SERVICE PERSONNEL APPRECIATION ACT" AND TO ALLOW THE GOVERNING BODY OF A LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO AUTHORIZE THE DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN REWARDS TO THREE ENUMERATED CATEGORIES OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE PERSONNEL SO LONG AS ALL PERSONNEL IN A RESPECTIVE CATEGORY ARE TREATED EQUALLY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3525 (Word version) -- Reps. Hayes, Barfield, Clemmons, H. A. Crawford, George, Goldfinch, Hardee, Hardwick and Ryhal: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTURE OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAYS 9 AND 410 IN HORRY COUNTY "LIEUTENANT JOHN RONALD FLOYD INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "LIEUTENANT JOHN RONALD FLOYD INTERSECTION".
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3574 (Word version) -- Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION - PANEL FOR DIETETICS, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4237, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 3614 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford, 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, 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, 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 CONGRATULATE AUTHOR LOVELL KOBIE WILKERSON III OF RICHLAND COUNTY ON THE PUBLICATION OF HIS NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK, QUEEN INFINITY, AND TO HONOR MR. WILKERSON AS RECIPIENT OF THE MOONBEAM CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD BRONZE MEDAL FOR READING SKILLS AND LITERACY FOR QUEEN INFINITY.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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