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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MARCH 12, 2013

S. 507 (Word version) -- Senator L. Martin: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE PICKENS COUNTY CULTURAL COMMISSION AS THE PRESENTER OF SUPER KIDSFEST AND THE YOUTH COMPETITION SPONSORED BY PRESERVING OUR SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MUSIC (POSOM) AND THE YOUNG APPALACHIAN MUSICIANS (YAM) IN PICKENS COUNTY, AND TO WISH THEM CONTINUED SUCCESS IN ALL THEIR FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 508 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander, Malloy, Nicholson, L. Martin and Williams: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO DECLARE MAY 22, 2013, AS FREE CLINIC AWARENESS DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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The Senate Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 509 (Word version) -- Senators Thurmond and Hembree: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 24 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO OFFENSES IN CONNECTION WITH ELECTRONIC MONITORING DEVICES, BY ADDING SECTION 24-13-425 TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO KNOWINGLY AND WITHOUT AUTHORITY TO REMOVE, DESTROY, OR CIRCUMVENT THE OPERATION OF AN ELECTRONIC MONITORING DEVICE WHICH IS BEING USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF MONITORING A PERSON, OR TO SOLICIT ANOTHER PERSON TO DO SO, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Corrections and Penology.

S. 510 (Word version) -- Senator Coleman: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 34-3-120 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A FEDERALLY CHARTERED OR STATE-CHARTERED BANKING INSTITUTION DOING BUSINESS IN THIS STATE AND IN AT LEAST ONE OTHER STATE, AS A CONDITION OF ITS AUTHORIZATION TO DO BUSINESS IN SOUTH CAROLINA, SHALL FILE A WRITTEN CONSENT WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE WHEREBY THE INSTITUTION, ON BEHALF OF ITS OFFICERS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES NOT LOCATED IN SOUTH CAROLINA, CONSENTS TO THE ACCEPTANCE OF AND RESPONSE TO SUBPOENAS, INCLUDING SUBPOENAS DUCES TECUM, SERVED UPON THESE OUT-OF-STATE OFFICERS, AGENTS, OR EMPLOYEES ARISING OUT OF THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITY WITHOUT THE NECESSITY OF A COURT ORDER ISSUED IN CONJUNCTION WITH PENDING LITIGATION IN THE STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURES FOR AND CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS ON THE ISSUANCE AND COMPLIANCE WITH THESE SUBPOENAS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 511 (Word version) -- Senator Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-43-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE FOUR PERCENT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT RATIO, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN ELIGIBILITY PROVISION REQUIRING A CERTAIN OWNERSHIP PERCENTAGE DOES NOT APPLY IF THE PROPERTY IS HELD BY A TRUST, FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, OR LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY UNDER CERTAIN SITUATIONS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 512 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-9-180 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CONSTABLES AUTHORIZED TO CARRY PISTOLS, TO PROVIDE THAT MAGISTRATE'S CONSTABLES WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE REQUIRED TRAINING ARE AUTHORIZED TO CARRY PISTOLS ON ABOUT THEIR PERSON WHEN OFF DUTY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 513 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 20, TITLE 39, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA 1976, RELATING TO SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES, SO AS TO DEFINE 'ELECTRONIC MAIL', TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN RENT OR OTHER CHARGES ARE FIVE OR MORE DAYS PAST DUE THE OWNER MAY DENY THE OCCUPANT ACCESS TO THE PERSONAL PROPERTY AND THE OCCUPANT IS CONSIDERED IN DEFAULT, TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN RENT OR OTHER CHARGES ARE FOURTEEN OR MORE DAYS PAST DUE THE OCCUPANT MUST BE NOTIFIED, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROCESS BY WHICH A DEFAULTING OCCUPANT'S PERSONAL PROPERTY MAY BE DESTROYED OR SOLD.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 514 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE EXPIRED LICENSE OF ANY COSMETOLOGIST, ESTHETICIAN, NAIL TECHNICIAN, OR INSTRUCTOR WHOSE LICENSE EXPIRED ON MARCH 10, 2013, UNTIL JUNE 10, 2013, SO THAT THE APPROPRIATE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS MAY BE MET FOR LICENSURE RENEWAL.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 515 (Word version) -- Senator Grooms: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROHIBIT TREE REMOVAL IN THE MEDIAN OF A PORTION OF INTERSTATE 26 UNTIL THE TRANSPORTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE HAS REVIEWED AND COMMENTED ON THE PROJECT.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 516 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Fair, Hayes and Courson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA READ TO SUCCEED ACT"; BY ADDING CHAPTER 155 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA READ TO SUCCEED OFFICE AND A READING PROFICIENCY PANEL WITHIN THE OFFICE, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION, SCHOOL DISTRICTS, COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES THAT OFFER CERTAIN RELATED GRADUATE EDUCATION, AND EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS, AMONG OTHER THINGS.
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Senator PEELER spoke on the Bill.

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

S. 517 (Word version) -- Senators Massey and Nicholson: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 185 OF 1997, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4 OF MCCORMICK COUNTY, TO PROVIDE THAT IN THE EVENT OF A VACANCY ON THE BOARD OCCURRING FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN EXPIRATION OF A TERM, THE BOARD SHALL CALL A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar.

S. 518 (Word version) -- Senators Scott, Alexander, 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 EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE UPON THE PASSING OF MRS. MAUDIE ELIZABETH ALLEN OF GREENVILLE COUNTY, AND TO EXTEND THEIR SINCERE SYMPATHY TO HER LARGE AND LOVING FAMILY AND HER MANY FRIENDS.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 519 (Word version) -- Senators Lourie, Scott, McElveen, Courson and Jackson: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR RICHLAND COUNTY COUNCILWOMAN JOYCE DICKERSON ON HER RECENT INSTALLATION AS CHAIR OF THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN LEGISLATORS AND TO WISH HER WELL AS SHE TAKES UP HER NEW DUTIES.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 520 (Word version) -- Senators Jackson, Fair and Hutto: 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. 521 (Word version) -- Senators Campsen, Sheheen and Scott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-3-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT BY THE GOVERNOR, WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TERM, QUALIFICATIONS, AND FILLING OF A VACANCY IN THE OFFICE SUPERINTENDENT; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-3-20.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

H. 3724 (Word version) -- Rep. Ballentine: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-465, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF PRECINCTS IN RICHLAND COUNTY, SO AS TO REDESIGNATE CERTAIN PRECINCTS, TO DESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, AND TO CORRECT ARCHAIC LANGUAGE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Last Updated: March 12, 2013 at 5:30 PM