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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MARCH 7, 2013

S. 492 (Word version) -- Senator Campbell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-10-88 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE REMISSION OF REDEVELOPMENT FEES TO A REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, TO EXTEND THE END DATE FOR REMISSIONS FROM JANUARY 1, 2017, TO JANUARY 1, 2037.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 493 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013, AS "CITY OF CAMDEN DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Invitations.

S. 494 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-2010, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TEMPORARY PERMITS FOR THE POSSESSION, SALE, AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS BY THE DRINK, SO AS TO REDUCE THE APPLICATION FEE FOR THE FIFTY-TWO WEEK TEMPORARY PERMIT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 495 (Word version) -- Senator Lourie: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-115, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FEES FOR CRIMINAL RECORD SEARCHES, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS WHICH PAY A REDUCED FEE TO INCLUDE LOCAL PARK AND RECREATION VOLUNTEERS THROUGH A COMMISSION, MUNICIPALITY, COUNTY, OR THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 496 (Word version) -- Senator Campbell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-20 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITIONS CONCERNING DEFINITIONS IN THE ABC ACT, TO PROVIDE THAT A BUSINESS THAT MEETS THE DEFINITION OF "FURNISHING LODGING" MUST OFFER AT LEAST EIGHTEEN ROOMS FOR ACCOMMODATION ON A REGULAR BASIS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 497 (Word version) -- Senator Campbell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-2 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF ENGINEERS AND SURVEYORS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE PRACTICE OF THE PROFESSION OF ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING IN THIS STATE IS SUBJECT TO REGULATION; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-10, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND LAND SURVEYORS, TO PROVIDE FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPOSITION FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF ENGINEERING AND LAND SURVEYING, TO ADD THE TERMS "ENGAGED IN PRACTICE", "PERSON", AND "ETHICS" AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-30, RELATING TO PRACTICING WITHOUT A LICENSE AND PENALTIES, TO PROVIDE THAT BROKERING OR COORDINATING OF ENGINEERING OR SURVEYING SERVICES FOR A FEE IS PROHIBITED; TO ADD SECTION 40-22-35, TO PROVIDE THAT A REGISTERED ENGINEER OR SURVEYOR MAY NOT ENTER INTO A CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ON PUBLIC WORK ON ANY BASIS OTHER THAN DIRECT NEGOTIATION, THEREBY PRECLUDING PARTICIPATION IN ANY SYSTEM REQUIRING A COMPARISON OF COMPENSATION, AND A REGISTERED ENGINEER OR SURVEYOR MAY STATE COMPENSATION TO A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT AS PART OF DIRECT NEGOTIATION AFTER THEIR SELECTION AS THE MOST QUALIFIED PROVIDER AND WHERE ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING SERVICES NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE HAVE BEEN DEFINED; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-50, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD SHALL MAINTAIN AN UPDATED ROSTER OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THE ROSTER CONTAINING THE CURRENT NAMES AND PLACES OF BUSINESS OF ALL PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND ALL PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS, AS WELL AS A LISTING OF BUSINESS ENTITIES HOLDING A VALID CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION TO PRACTICE ENGINEERING OR SURVEYING, OR BOTH, IN THIS STATE; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-60 TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-75, RELATING TO THE WAIVER OF LICENSING REQUIREMENTS DURING EMERGENCIES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD MAY WAIVE ALL LICENSING AND CREDENTIALING REQUIREMENTS UNDER STATE LAW FOR THE PERIOD OF A DECLARED NATIONAL OR STATE PUBLIC EMERGENCY, NOT TO EXCEED NINETY DAYS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-110, RELATING TO PENALTIES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE LICENSE OF A PERSON ADJUDGED MENTALLY INCOMPETENT IS DEEMED AUTOMATICALLY SUSPENDED UNTIL THE PERSON IS ADJUDGED AS BEING RESTORED TO MENTAL COMPETENCY BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION OR IN ANY OTHER MANNER PROVIDED BY LAW; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-220, RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AS AN ENGINEER, TO PROVIDE FOR THE EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR ENGINEERS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-222, RELATING TO LICENSING OF EXISTING ENGINEERS, TO ADD THE ETAC/ABET ACCREDITED CURRICULUM; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-225, RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AS A SURVEYOR, TO REMOVE A SPECIFIC RECORD OF ONE OR MORE YEARS OF PROGRESSIVE PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE OF A CHARACTER SATISFACTORY TO THE BOARD AND PERFORMED UNDER A PRACTICING REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL SURVEYOR AS MINIMUM EVIDENCE AS QUALIFICATION OF A SURVEYOR-IN-TRAINING, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE APPLICANT IS REQUIRED TO TAKE SUCH STATE SPECIFIC EXAMINATIONS AS THE BOARD CONSIDERS NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH THAT HIS QUALIFICATIONS MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS CHAPTER AND THE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-230, RELATING TO REFERENCES AND EXAMINATIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE APPLICATION FOR ENGINEERING LICENSURE AND FOR SURVEYING LICENSURE MAY INCLUDE OTHER REFERENCES APPROVED BY THE BOARD, AND A CANDIDATE WHO HAS FAILED AN EXAMINATION MAY APPLY FOR RE-EXAMINATION AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME DETERMINED BY THE BOARD, BUT NOT EARLIER THAN THREE MONTHS FOLLOWING THE DATE OF THE FAILED EXAMINATION, AND NOT MORE THAN THREE TIMES IN ONE CALENDAR YEAR, AND MUST PAY ALL APPLICABLE EXAMINATION FEES, AND A CANDIDATE FOR LICENSURE WHO HAS FAILED THE SAME TOPICAL EXAMINATION TWO TIMES SHALL PROVIDE EVIDENCE SATISFACTORY TO THE BOARD THAT THE CANDIDATE HAS TAKEN ADDITIONAL STEPS, AND THE BOARD MAY REFUSE FURTHER EXAMINATION UNTIL THE CANDIDATE PROVIDES ACCEPTABLE EVIDENCE, AND A CANDIDATE WHO HAS FAILED AN EXAMINATION THREE TIMES MUST SUBMIT A NEW APPLICATION, AND A CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION MUST STATE THE FULL NAME OF THE LICENSEE AND LICENSE NUMBER; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-250, RELATING TO CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION TO PRACTICE AS A FIRM, TO PROVIDE THAT ONE OR MORE OF THE CORPORATE OFFICERS, OR ONE OR MORE OF THE PRINCIPAL OWNERS, OR A FULL-TIME LICENSED EMPLOYEE, ARE DESIGNATED AS BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REGULATED BY THIS BOARD AND ARE LICENSED UNDER THIS CHAPTER, AND PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS ENGAGED IN THE PRACTICE THROUGH FIRMS MAY MAINTAIN BRANCH OFFICES IN ADDITION TO THE PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS, AND EACH PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS, AS WELL AS EACH BRANCH OFFICE PROVIDING SERVICES IN THIS STATE, MUST HAVE A RESIDENT PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER IN RESPONSIBLE CHARGE OF ENGINEERING WORK OR A RESIDENT PROFESSIONAL SURVEYOR IN RESPONSIBLE CHARGE OF THE FIELD AND OFFICE SURVEYING WORK PROVIDED, AND A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER MUST SUPERVISE THE ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES OF EACH BRANCH OFFICE AND A PROFESSIONAL SURVEYOR MUST SUPERVISE THE SURVEYING ACTIVITIES OF EACH BRANCH OFFICE, AND THE RESIDENT PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER OR RESIDENT PROFESSIONAL SURVEYOR IS CONSIDERED IN RESIDENCE IN ONLY ONE PLACE OF BUSINESS AT A GIVEN TIME; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-260, RELATING TO TEMPORARY LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES OF AUTHORIZATION, TO PROVIDE THAT UPON APPLICATION TO AND APPROVAL BY THE BOARD AND PAYMENT OF THE FEE PROVIDED IN REGULATION, THE BOARD SHALL GRANT A TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION TO A FIRM SUBJECT TO CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS AND TO STRIKE PROVISIONS RELATING TO BRANCH OFFICES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-270, RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL SEALS, BY ADDING THAT THE SEAL AND SIGNATURE OF A LICENSEE CERTIFIES THAT THE DOCUMENT WAS PREPARED BY THE LICENSEE OR HIS AGENT, AND FOR PROTOTYPICAL DOCUMENTS, THE SEAL AND SIGNATURE OF A LICENSEE INDICATES HE HAS SUFFICIENTLY REVIEWED THE DOCUMENT AND IS ABLE TO FULLY COORDINATE AND ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR APPLICATION OF THE PLANS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-280, RELATING TO CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT THIS CHAPTER MAY NOT BE CONSTRUED TO PREVENT OR TO AFFECT FULL-TIME, NON-TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-290, RELATING TO TIER A SURVEYING, TO PROVIDE THAT THE PRACTICE OF TIER A SURVEYING DOES NOT INCLUDE THE CREATION OF NON-TECHNICAL MAPS, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 498 (Word version) -- Senators Bennett and Hutto: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO DECLARE MAY 2013 AS "BLADDER CANCER AWARENESS MONTH" IN SOUTH CAROLINA, TO PROMOTE UNDERSTANDING OF THE GROWING RISK OF BLADDER CANCER IN THE UNITED STATES, TO ENCOURAGE RESEARCH IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY TO IDENTIFY THE CAUSES AND DEVELOP A CURE FOR THE DISEASE, AND TO COMMEND BOY SCOUT TROOP 2 FROM SUMMERVILLE FOR ITS EFFORTS IN THIS ENDEAVOR.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 499 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S AND THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S SUPPORT FOR ORGAN, EYE, AND TISSUE DONATION AND TO DESIGNATE THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013, AS "ORGAN DONOR REGISTRATION DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 500 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 55-1-80, RELATING TO THE GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING AERONAUTICS, TO RESTORE THE PREVIOUS PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE INCREASE OF MEMBERSHIP ON AN AVIATION AUTHORITY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR WHOM THOSE PEOPLE MAY BE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 501 (Word version) -- Senator Young: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF NORTH AUGUSTA TO RELOCATE THE WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL MONUMENT IN CALHOUN PARK TO THE VETERANS MEMORIAL AT WADE HAMPTON VETERANS PARK.
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Read the first time and, on motion of Senator YOUNG, S. 501 was ordered placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar.

S. 502 (Word version) -- Senator O'Dell: A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE STARR-IVA WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT IN ANDERSON COUNTY TO PROVIDE WATER SERVICE TO A SPECIFIED AREA OF ABBEVILLE COUNTY, UPON THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF ABBEVILLE COUNTY, TO SOLVE A CRITICAL WATER SERVICE PROBLEM.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 503 (Word version) -- Senators Thurmond, Hembree, Campsen, Cleary, Davis and Rankin: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 6 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO ENACT THE "BEACH PRESERVATION ACT", TO ALLOW A QUALIFIED COASTAL MUNICIPALITY TO IMPOSE A FEE NOT TO EXCEED ONE PERCENT ON THE GROSS PROCEEDS DERIVED FROM THE RENTAL OR CHARGES FOR ACCOMMODATIONS FURNISHED TO TRANSIENTS SUBJECT TO THE MUNICIPALITY'S LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX, TO PROVIDE THAT THE MUNICIPALITY MAY IMPOSE THE FEE ONLY AFTER ITS APPROVAL IN A REFERENDUM HELD IN THE MUNICIPALITY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE FEE IS IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES IMPOSED AND MUST NOT BE DEEMED CUMULATIVE TO OTHER LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES IMPOSED BY THE MUNICIPALITY, TO PROVIDE USES FOR WHICH THE FEE REVENUE MUST BE APPLIED, TO PROVIDE FOR REPORTING AND FOR REMITTANCE OF THESE FEES, AND TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 504 (Word version) -- Senators Fair, Hutto and Jackson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THAT ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF CHILDREN IS A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM AND TO DECLARE TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013, AS "CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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On motion of Senator FAIR, with unanimous consent, the Concurrent Resolution was adopted and ordered sent to the House.

S. 505 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes, L. Martin, Rankin and Thurmond: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 TO TITLE 23 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC INTEGRITY UNIT AND PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, POWERS, DUTIES, AND FUNCTIONS, TO ESTABLISH A PROTOCOL FOR INFORMATION SHARING AMONG THE PARTNER ENTITIES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE UNIT SHALL COORDINATE INVESTIGATIONS OF SPECIFIED ACTIVITIES AFFECTING ETHICS AND PUBLIC INTEGRITY; TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-540, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE MANNER IN WHICH ETHICS COMMITTEES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE FURTHER INVESTIGATION BY THE PUBLIC INTEGRITY UNIT WHEN THE COMMITTEE DEEMS IT APPROPRIATE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-54-240, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS AND REPORTS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SO AS TO PERMIT THE DEPARTMENT TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION FOR PURPOSES OF PUBLIC INTEGRITY UNIT INVESTIGATIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 506 (Word version) -- Senators Coleman and Scott: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE UPON THE DEATH OF BEAUDELL STEVENSON HENDRIX OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

H. 3057 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford, Bales, Jefferson, Williams, Mitchell and King: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 17-22-50, AS AMENDED, AND SECTION 17-22-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS WHO MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR PARTICIPATION IN A PRETRIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM AND PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY, RESPECTIVELY, BOTH SO AS TO ALLOW A PERSON TO PARTICIPATE IN A PROGRAM MORE THAN ONCE WITH THE SOLICITOR'S CONSENT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3074 (Word version) -- Rep. Stavrinakis: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-7-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKETS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND OTHER PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO PROSECUTE THOSE OFFENSES TO REISSUE A UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET FOR ANOTHER OFFENSE INCIDENT TO A PLEA NEGOTIATION OR AGREEMENT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3097 (Word version) -- Rep. Bales: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 56, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DRYCLEANING FACILITY RESTORATION TRUST FUND, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, SPECIFY THE USE AND PURPOSE OF THE FUND, AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO EXPEND MONIES FROM THE FUND FOR ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL SITES PRIOR TO OBTAINING EVIDENCE OF CONTAMINATION AT THE SITE, AND CLARIFY WHAT FACILITIES ARE EXCLUDED FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE FUND AND THE EFFECT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE FUND IF A FACILITY IS SEEKING EXEMPTION FROM THE FUND; AND TO DELETE OBSOLETE PROVISIONS, REORGANIZE PROVISIONS, AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 3193 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford and King: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPUTATION OF TIME SERVED BY A PRISONER, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY TIME SERVED UNDER HOUSE ARREST BY A PRISONER MUST BE USED IN COMPUTING TIME SERVED BY THE PRISONER.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Corrections and Penology.

H. 3342 (Word version) -- Reps. Hart and King: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-15-175 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A JUDGE MAY NOT ISSUE A BENCH WARRANT FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR UNLESS THE SOLICITOR OR CLERK OF COURT HAS PROVIDED NOTICE TO THE ATTORNEY OF RECORD BEFORE ISSUING THE BENCH WARRANT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3409 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer and Bales: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-59-25 SO AS TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN ACTS BY RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS OR CONTRACTORS RELATING TO ROOFING SYSTEMS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-59-110, RELATING TO REVOCATION, SUSPENSION, OR RESTRICTION OF THE LICENSE BY THE RESIDENTIAL HOME BUILDERS COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE A CONFORMING CHANGE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

H. 3451 (Word version) -- Reps. Tallon, Cole, Forrester, Kennedy, Murphy, Pope, Rutherford and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-7-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OFFENSES THAT A PERSON MAY BE CHARGED ON A UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFENSES OF SHOPLIFTING AND CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MUST BE CHARGED ON A UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3484 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer, Clemmons, Erickson, Ballentine and Bedingfield: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-140, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWER OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO REGULATE PUBLIC UTILITIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF A REGULATION BY THE COMMISSION FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY REVIEW, THE COMMISSION SHALL OBTAIN A FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENT FROM THE STATE BUDGET OFFICE AND FILE THE STATEMENT WITH THE PROPOSED REGULATION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3571 (Word version) -- Reps. Barfield and Hardee: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-665, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO BAIT THAT MAY BE USED WITH TROTLINES, SET HOOKS, AND JUGS, SO AS TO REVISE THE SIZE OF HOOKS THAT MAY BE USED TO FISH ALONG CERTAIN RIVERS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

H. 3579 (Word version) -- Rep. Barfield: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-325, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TAKING OF NONGAME FISH IN GILL NETS, SO AS TO REDUCE THE MINIMUM DISTANCE REQUIRED BETWEEN NETS PLACED ON THE LITTLE PEE DEE RIVER UPSTREAM OF PUNCH BOWL LANDING.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry.

H. 3620 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer and Gambrell: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-90-160, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, 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, AND 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 SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

H. 3621 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer and Gambrell: 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.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

H. 3624 (Word version) -- Reps. Herbkersman, Bingham, Merrill, Harrell, Newton and White: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 9-4-15 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE SHALL DEFEND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFIT AUTHORITY (PEBA) AGAINST CLAIMS AND SUITS ARISING OUT OF THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES, AND REQUIRE THAT THE STATE INDEMNIFY THESE DIRECTORS FOR ANY LOSS OR JUDGMENT INCURRED BY THEM WITH RESPECT TO SUCH A CLAIM OR SUIT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE SHALL DEFEND PEBA OFFICERS AND MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES AGAINST CLAIMS AND SUITS ARISING OUT OF THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES UNLESS THE OFFICER OR MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE WAS ACTING IN BAD FAITH, AND REQUIRE THAT THE STATE INDEMNIFY PEBA OFFICERS AND MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES FOR ANY LOSS OR JUDGMENT INCURRED BY THEM WITH RESPECT TO SUCH A CLAIM OR SUIT, AND TO EXTEND THE REQUIREMENT TO DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AND MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES OF PEBA TO SUCH PERSONS AFTER LEAVING OFFICE OR EMPLOYMENT WITH PEBA FOR OFFICIAL DUTIES UNDERTAKEN BY THEM WHILE SERVING AS A DIRECTOR, OFFICER, OR MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE OF PEBA.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 3638 (Word version) -- Reps. Harrell, Stavrinakis, Limehouse and Gilliard: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 55-1-80 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL MEMBERS TO COUNTY AVIATION COMMISSIONS AND TO PROVIDE THAT IN COUNTIES WITH TWO MUNICIPALITIES WITH A POPULATION IN EXCESS OF FIFTY THOUSAND, THE MAYORS OF THESE MUNICIPALITIES SHALL SERVE, EX OFFICIO, AS MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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