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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR FEBRUARY 28, 2013

S. 456 (Word version) -- Senators Cleary and McGill: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND RECOGNIZE ALAN S. ALTMAN OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF OUTSTANDING WORK IN HIS BELOVED PAWLEY'S ISLAND COMMUNITY.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 457 (Word version) -- Senators Bright, Grooms, Bryant, Williams, Reese, Shealy, Turner, S. Martin, Jackson, Bennett, Hayes, Gregory, Corbin, Hembree, Young, McGill, Massey, Fair and Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1, TO ENACT THE "PERSONHOOD ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA" WHICH ESTABLISHES THAT THE RIGHT TO LIFE FOR EACH BORN AND PREBORN HUMAN BEING VESTS AT FERTILIZATION, AND THAT THE RIGHTS OF DUE PROCESS AND EQUAL PROTECTION, GUARANTEED BY ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, VEST AT FERTILIZATION FOR EACH BORN AND PREBORN HUMAN BEING.
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Senator BRIGHT spoke on the Bill.

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

S. 458 (Word version) -- Senators Bright and Bryant: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON BUDGET DEPENDENCE ON FEDERAL FUNDING TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTS OF REDUCTION IN OR ELIMINATION OF FEDERAL FUNDING ON THE STATE BUDGET DUE TO FEDERAL FISCAL POLICY.
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Senator BRIGHT spoke on the Resolution.

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

S. 459 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-55, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON WHO HOLDS A BEGINNER'S PERMIT OR A RESTRICTED DRIVER'S LICENSE TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE USING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE OR TEXT MESSAGING DEVICE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE THROUGH A SCHOOL ZONE WHILE USING A CELLULAR TELEPHONE OR TEXT MESSAGING DEVICE WHEN THE SCHOOL ZONE'S WARNING LIGHTS HAVE BEEN ACTIVATED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 460 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-45-90, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DUTY OF DUE CARE THAT A SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE BROKER MUST EXERCISE WHEN PLACING BUSINESS WITH NONADMITTED INSURERS, SO AS TO EXEMPT THOSE BROKERS FROM THIS REQUIREMENT WHEN SEEKING TO PROCURE OR PLACE NONADMITTED INSURANCE FOR AN EXEMPT COMMERCIAL PURCHASER IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 461 (Word version) -- Senator Fair: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-77-720, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COMPENSATION AND FEES CONCERNING AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE PROPERTY DAMAGE LIABILITY CLAIMS ARBITRATION, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION AND TO INCREASE CERTAIN FEES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 462 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-5-120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION OF A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY TO TRANSACT BUSINESS IN THIS STATE BY AN INSURER, SO AS TO REVISE PROVISIONS CONCERNING A REVOCATION OF THE LICENSEE OF A HAZARDOUS INSURER; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-160, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE EXEMPTION OF CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF TITLE 38, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN INDUSTRIAL INSURED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY IS SUBJECT TO CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING REPORTS FOR RISK-BASED CAPITAL, ACQUISITIONS DISCLOSURE, ASSET DISPOSITION, AND CEDED REINSURANCE AGREEMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE MAY ELECT NOT TO TAKE REGULATORY ACTION CONCERNING RISK-BASED CAPITAL IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 463 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-53-95 SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT A PERSON APPLYING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE FOR LICENSURE AS A PROFESSIONAL SURETY BONDSMAN OR RUNNER MUST PROVIDE HIS BUSINESS, MAILING, RESIDENTIAL, AND EMAIL ADDRESSES WITH THE APPLICATION, TO PROVIDE HE MUST NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF A CHANGE OF ANY OF THESE ADDRESSES OR A LEGAL NAME CHANGE WITHIN THIRTY DAYS, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION; TO AMEND SECTION 38-43-107, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT A PERSON APPLYING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE FOR LICENSURE AS AN INSURANCE PRODUCER MUST PROVIDE HIS BUSINESS, MAILING, AND RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES WITH THE APPLICATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE HE ALSO MUST PROVIDE HIS EMAIL ADDRESS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-47-15, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT A PERSON APPLYING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE FOR LICENSURE AS AN ADJUSTER MUST PROVIDE HIS BUSINESS, MAILING, AND RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES WITH THE APPLICATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE HE ALSO MUST PROVIDE HIS EMAIL ADDRESS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-48-30, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT A PERSON APPLYING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE FOR LICENSURE AS A PUBLIC ADJUSTER MUST PROVIDE HIS BUSINESS, MAILING, AND RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES WITH THE APPLICATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE HE ALSO MUST PROVIDE HIS EMAIL ADDRESS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-49-25, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT A PERSON APPLYING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE FOR LICENSURE AS A MOTOR VEHICLE PHYSICAL DAMAGE APPRAISER MUST PROVIDE HIS BUSINESS, MAILING, AND RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES WITH THE APPLICATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE HE ALSO MUST PROVIDE HIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 464 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-77-150, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MANDATORY UNINSURED MOTORIST PROVISION FOR AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE POLICIES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM COVERAGE TO TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 465 (Word version) -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-1330, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE SMALL EMPLOYER HEALTH INSURANCE AVAILABILITY ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF AN "ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEE".
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 466 (Word version) -- Senator 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. 467 (Word version) -- Senator Setzler: 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. 468 (Word version) -- Senator Fair: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 15-3-700 SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERMS "FOREIGN DEFAMATION ACTION" AND "FOREIGN DEFAMATION JUDGMENT", TO EXPAND PROTECTIONS FOR CITIZENS AGAINST FOREIGN DEFAMATION JUDGMENTS BY PROVIDING FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF, AND TO FURTHER LIMIT THE RECOGNITION AFFORDED TO THESE FOREIGN JUDGMENTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 469 (Word version) -- Senator Coleman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-17-4080, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OBSTRUCTION OF A HIGHWAY BY A RAILROAD CAR, LOCOMOTIVE, OR OTHER OBJECT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OBSTRUCTION IS A MISDEMEANOR, TO INCREASE FINES, TO REMOVE CERTAIN NOTICE REQUIREMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT EVERY TWO HOURS OF OBSTRUCTION IS DEEMED AN ADDITIONAL OFFENSE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 470 (Word version) -- Senator Peeler: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE THE GAFFNEY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM ON ITS FINE SEASON AND IMPRESSIVE WIN OF THE 2012 CLASS AAAA DIVISION I STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 471 (Word version) -- Senators L. Martin, Sheheen, Hembree, McGill, Reese, Cleary, Fair, Ford, Nicholson, Alexander, O'Dell, S. Martin, Campbell, Setzler, Bryant, Hayes, Williams, Cromer and Scott: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-13-131 SO AS TO CREATE AN OFFENSE RELATING TO STEALING GOODS OR MERCHANDISE FROM A MERCHANT BY AFFIXING A PRODUCT CODE AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY; BY ADDING SECTION 16-13-135 SO AS TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, CREATE AN OFFENSE RELATING TO RETAIL THEFT, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY; TO AMEND SECTION 16-13-440, RELATING TO THE USE OF A FALSE OR FICTITIOUS NAME OR ADDRESS TO OBTAIN A REFUND FROM A BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT FOR MERCHANDISE, SO AS TO INCLUDE USING A FALSE OR ALTERED IDENTIFICATION CARD TO COMMIT CERTAIN RETAIL THEFT OFFENSES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-13-180, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO RECEIVING STOLEN GOODS, SO AS TO INCLUDE RECEIVING OR POSSESSING STOLEN GOODS WHEN THE PERSON IS ON NOTICE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT THE GOODS ARE STOLEN; TO AMEND SECTION 17-25-323, RELATING TO DEFAULT ON COURT-ORDERED PAYMENTS INCLUDING RESTITUTION BY PERSONS ON PROBATION OR PAROLE AND CIVIL JUDGMENTS AND LIENS, SO AS TO INCLUDE DEFENDANTS WHO DEFAULT ON THE VARIOUS MAGISTRATES COURT OR MUNICIPAL COURT-ORDERED PAYMENTS INCLUDING RESTITUTION IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE AND TO PROVIDE THAT A FILING FEE OR OTHER FEE MAY NOT BE REQUIRED WHEN SEEKING A CIVIL JUDGMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 14-25-65, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PENALTIES THE MAGISTRATES COURT MAY IMPOSE, RESTITUTION, AND CONTEMPT, SO AS TO ALLOW A MAGISTRATE TO CONVERT CERTAIN UNPAID COURT-ORDERED PAYMENTS TO A CIVIL JUDGMENT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 22-3-550, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE MAGISTRATES COURT OVER MINOR OFFENSES, RESTITUTION, AND CONTEMPT, SO AS TO ALLOW A MAGISTRATE TO CONVERT CERTAIN UNPAID COURT-ORDERED PAYMENTS TO A CIVIL JUDGMENT AND TO INCLUDE VIOLATIONS OF SECTIONS 16-13-180 AND 16-13-440 IN THOSE OFFENSES FOR WHICH A MAGISTRATE HAS THE POWER TO SENTENCE A PERSON TO CONSECUTIVE TERMS OF IMPRISONMENT TOTALING MORE THAN NINETY DAYS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 472 (Word version) -- Senators Campsen, Gregory, S. Martin, Shealy, Massey, Thurmond, Bright, Bryant, Davis, Turner, Young, Alexander, Grooms, Verdin, Hayes, Corbin, Bennett, Hembree and Fair: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO EDUCATION, TO ENACT THE "STUDENT ASSOCIATION FREEDOM OF RELIGION ACT", BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-436 TO PROVIDE FOR DEFINITIONS RELATED TO THE ACT, AND THAT NO PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING SHALL TAKE ANY ACTION OR ENFORCE ANY POLICY THAT WOULD DENY A RELIGIOUS STUDENT ASSOCIATION ANY BENEFIT AVAILABLE TO ANY OTHER STUDENT ASSOCIATION BASED ON THE RELIGIOUS STUDENT ASSOCIATION'S REQUIREMENT THAT ITS LEADERS OR MEMBERS ADHERE TO ITS SINCERELY HELD RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OR STANDARDS OF CONDUCT.
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Read the first time and, on motion of Senator CAMPSEN, with unanimous consent, the Bill was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3011 (Word version) -- Reps. Whitmire, Long, Gilliard and Williams: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 53-3-120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF PURPLE HEART DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA, SO AS TO MOVE THE DAY FROM THE THIRD SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY TO THE SEVENTH DAY OF AUGUST IN ORDER TO COINCIDE WITH THE DATE GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON ORIGINALLY AUTHORIZED THE AWARD.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3161 (Word version) -- Reps. Spires and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA PHARMACY PRACTICE ACT, SO AS TO DEFINE ADDITIONAL TERMS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-86, RELATING TO COMPOUNDING PHARMACIES, SO AS TO REVISE MINIMUM GOOD COMPOUNDING PRACTICES, TO PROVIDE A PHARMACIST MUST PERFORM A FINAL CHECK ON A PRODUCT COMPOUNDED BY A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, TO MODIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR AN AREA USED FOR COMPOUNDING IN A PHARMACY, TO PROVIDE PHARMACISTS SHALL ENSURE CERTAIN EXPECTED FEATURES OF INGREDIENTS USED IN A FORMULATION, TO PROVIDE A MEANS FOR DETERMINING THE MAXIMUM BEYOND-USE DATE OF AN EXCESS AMOUNT OF A SPECIFIC COMPOUND IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO REQUIRE CERTAIN WRITTEN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO A COMPOUNDING AREA, AND TO PROVIDE THAT MATERIAL DATA SAFETY MUST BE READILY ACCESSIBLE TO PHARMACY PERSONNEL WHO WORK WITH DRUG SUBSTANCES OR BULK CHEMICALS, AND TO DELETE OBSOLETE LANGUAGE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-88, RELATING TO THE HANDLING OF STERILE PRODUCTS BY PHARMACIES, SO AS TO REVISE ASSOCIATED STANDARDS AND TO BROADEN THE APPLICATION OF THESE STANDARDS TO INCLUDE OTHER FACILITIES PERMITTED BY THE BOARD, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 3298 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas, Delleney, Ballentine, Brannon, Clemmons, Hixon, Huggins, Long, McCoy, Murphy, Nanney, Pitts, Sottile, Thayer, Harrell, Bales, Loftis and Kennedy: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-46 SO AS TO IMPOSE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF STATEMENTS OF CANDIDACY AND PUBLICATION OF FILING PERIODS; BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1115 SO AS TO REQUIRE STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS TO BE FILED ONLINE NO LATER THAN APRIL FIFTEENTH FOR ALL CANDIDATES; TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO METHODS OF NOMINATING CANDIDATES, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO POLITICAL PARTY CONVENTION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-15, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS TO RUN AS A CANDIDATE IN A GENERAL ELECTION, SO AS TO REVISE THE PROCEDURES FOR FILING STATEMENTS OF INTENTION OF CANDIDACY TO BE FILED WITH THE COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-210, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE NOTICE OF CANDIDACY AND PLEDGE, SO AS TO REVISE THE PROCEDURES FOR NOTICE SUBMISSIONS, CANDIDATE SIGNATURES, AND OFFICER ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TIME OF PARTY PRIMARY, CERTIFICATION OF NAMES, VERIFICATION OF CANDIDATES' QUALIFICATIONS, AND THE FILING FEE, SO AS TO REVISE THE PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFYING AND COMPILING THE NAMES OF CANDIDATES TO BE PLACED ON PRIMARY BALLOTS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-110, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL COUNTIES MUST HAVE A SINGLE BOARD OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-260, RELATING TO THE CHEROKEE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-290, RELATING TO THE DILLON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE DILLON COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-320, RELATING TO THE GREENVILLE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE GREENVILLE COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-325, RELATING TO THE GREENWOOD COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE GREENWOOD COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-335, RELATING TO THE HORRY COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE HORRY COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-415, RELATING TO THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 7-27-430, RELATING TO THE WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO COMBINE THE BODIES INTO A SINGLE ENTITY; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-365, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO ELECTRONIC FILING OF CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURES AND REPORTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A DISCLOSURE FORM FILED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION IS DEEMED TO SATISFY ANY OTHER FILING REQUIREMENT MANDATED BY LAW; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1110, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERSONS REQUIRED TO FILE STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION TO FURNISH A WEBSITE ON WHICH ALL STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS ARE TO BE FILED ONLINE AND TO DESIGNATE AN ANNUAL DEADLINE BY WHICH STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS ARE TO BE FILED ONLINE; TO REPEAL SECTION 7-11-30, RELATING TO CONVENTION NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 7-11-220, RELATING TO NOTICE OR PLEDGE BY CANDIDATES FOR STATE SENATOR.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3356 (Word version) -- Reps. Williams, J. E. Smith, Dillard, Robinson-Simpson, Wood, Gilliard and Anderson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 25-1-350, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE ADJUTANT GENERAL TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
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Read the first time and referred to the General Committee.

H. 3411 (Word version) -- Reps. R. L. Brown, G. A. Brown, Cobb-Hunter, Mitchell, Neal, Weeks, Whipper, Williams and Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-7-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "HAIR BRAIDING" ASSOCIATED WITH THE LICENSURE AND REGULATION OF BARBERS, SO AS TO PERMIT THE USE OF HAIR EXTENSIONS IN HAIR BRAIDING, EXCEPT IN PUBLIC PLACES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

H. 3412 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Lucas, Clemmons, Herbkersman, Loftis, Barfield, Huggins, Bowen, K. R. Crawford, Allison, Merrill, Ballentine, McCoy, Wood, Erickson, Putnam, Bannister, Branham, Taylor, Limehouse, Southard, Atwater, Bingham, Brannon, Chumley, Cole, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Gagnon, Gambrell, Goldfinch, Henderson, Hiott, Hixon, Kennedy, Lowe, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Newton, Owens, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Rivers, Ryhal, Sandifer, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, J. R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stringer, Tallon, Thayer, Toole, White, Whitmire, Willis, Hardwick, Quinn, Hamilton, Forrester and Edge: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-36-2647 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SALES, USE, AND CASUAL EXCISE TAX REVENUES IN A FISCAL YEAR FROM THE SALE, USE, OR TITLING OF A VEHICLE REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED AND LICENSED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MUST BE CREDITED TO THE STATE NON-FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUND, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THESE REVENUES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 3472 (Word version) -- Reps. Owens, Harrell, Patrick, Gambrell, Taylor, Wells, Anthony, Mitchell, Cobb-Hunter, Allison, Pitts, Daning, Wood and Southard: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-210, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CONVERSION OF A PRIVATE SCHOOL TO A CHARTER SCHOOL AND THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE CONVERTED PRIVATE SCHOOL NOT BE ALLOWED TO OPEN AS A CHARTER SCHOOL FOR A PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROHIBITION AGAINST THE CONVERTED PRIVATE SCHOOL BEING ALLOWED TO OPEN AS A CHARTER SCHOOL FOR A PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS DOES NOT APPLY UNDER SPECIFIED CONDITIONS IF THE ENROLLMENT OF THE CONVERTED PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR THE MOST RECENTLY COMPLETED SCHOOL TERM BEFORE THE DATE OF THE PROPOSED CONVERSION REFLECTS THE RACIAL COMPOSITION OF THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IN WHICH THE CONVERTED PRIVATE SCHOOL IS LOCATED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 3501 (Word version) -- Reps. White, Simrill, Merrill, Limehouse, J. R. Smith, Bingham and Pitts: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 6-27-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON AMENDING OR REPEALING PROVISIONS IN THE STATE AID TO SUBDIVISIONS ACT ARE SUSPENDED FOR FISCAL YEARS 2013-2014 AND 2014-2015, AND TO PROVIDE THAT FOR THOSE FISCAL YEARS COUNTIES MAY TRANSFER AMONG APPROPRIATED STATE REVENUES AS NEEDED TO ENSURE THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 3578 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard, Anderson, Williams, Mitchell, Dillard, Hodges, King, Govan, Robinson-Simpson, Jefferson, M. S. McLeod, Howard and Mack: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND ITS COMPONENT FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE A LEADING ROLE IN ORGANIZING AND PROVIDING REGULAR PUBLIC FERRY SERVICE TO SANDY ISLAND IN GEORGETOWN COUNTY.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3583 (Word version) -- Reps. Putnam and Gagnon: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE WILL OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA NOT TO PURSUE ANY INCENTIVES THAT MAY BE PROVIDED BY FEDERAL LAW OR THROUGH AN EXECUTIVE ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WHICH MAY INFRINGE UPON THE SECOND AMENDMENT'S RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS OF SOUTH CAROLINA CITIZENS THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN PROPOSED UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS TO FURTHER RESTRICT THE PURCHASE OR OWNERSHIP OF GUNS OR OTHER FIREARMS BEYOND THAT WHICH IS ALREADY PROVIDED BY STATE LAW.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3586 (Word version) -- Rep. George: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF THE MULLINS NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY TO THE CITY OF MULLINS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 3603 (Word version) -- Reps. Goldfinch, Anderson and H. A. Crawford: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO SUPPORT H.R. 355 AND S. 218 TO ENSURE THAT HARBOR MAINTENANCE TRUST FUND REVENUES ARE APPROPRIATED IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO REVENUE COLLECTED, AND USED FOR ITS INTENDED PURPOSE OF DREDGING AND MAINTAINING OUR NATION'S WATERWAYS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 3615 (Word version) -- Reps. Goldfinch and Hardwick: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENACT LEGISLATION THAT GIVES THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AUTHORITY TO MANAGE ITS STOCK OF BLACK SEA BASS (CENTROPRISTIS STRIATA) IN BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL WATERS.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

H. 3637 (Word version) -- Rep. Barfield: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO HONOR THE COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD TEAM ON WINNING THE 2013 BIG SOUTH TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AND TO SALUTE THE TEAM'S OUTSTANDING PLAYERS AND COACHES.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

H. 3714 (Word version) -- Rep. Delleney: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE PALMETTO BOYS STATE TO USE THE CHAMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013, FROM 11:30 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. FOR ITS ANNUAL STATE HOUSE MEETING.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Invitations.

H. 3720 (Word version) -- Reps. Gagnon and Gambrell: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE SAGE AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS SHARON PLANT IN ABBEVILLE ON RECEIVING THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION'S "MILLIONS SAFE WORKED HOURS" AWARD.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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