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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MARCH 14, 2013

S. 530 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes, Campbell and L. Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-1730, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CLOSED PANEL HEALTH PLANS, SO AS TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT CERTAIN EMPLOYERS THAT OFFER ONLY CLOSED PANEL HEALTH PLANS TO ITS EMPLOYEES ALSO OFFER A POINT-OF-SERVICE OPTION TO ITS EMPLOYEES, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES, AND TO INCREASE THE ALLOWABLE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COINSURANCE PERCENTAGES FOR IN-NETWORK AND OUT-OF-NETWORK COVERED SERVICES AND SUPPLIES UNDER A POINT-OF-SERVICE OPTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 531 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 41, TITLE 41 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO OFFENSES, PENALTIES, AND LIABILITIES, BY ADDING SECTION 41-41-45 TO PROVIDE FOR A MANDATORY PENALTY ON FRAUDULENT OVERPAYMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE COMPENSATION; TO AMEND CHAPTER 35, TITLE 41, RELATING TO BENEFITS AND CLAIMS, BY ADDING SECTION 41-35-135 TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT RELIEVE THE CHARGE BENEFITS TO AN EMPLOYER'S ACCOUNT WHEN IT DETERMINES THAT THE OVERPAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE TO A CLAIMANT AND THE OVERPAYMENT OCCURRED BECAUSE THE EMPLOYER WAS AT FAULT FOR FAILING TO RESPOND TIMELY OR ADEQUATELY TO A WRITTEN REQUEST OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR INFORMATION RELATING TO AN UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CLAIM, AND THE EMPLOYER EXHIBITS A PATTERN OF FAILURE TO TIMELY OR ADEQUATELY RESPOND TO REQUESTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT FOR INFORMATION RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CLAIMS ON THREE OR MORE OCCASIONS WITHIN A SINGLE CALENDAR YEAR; AND TO AMEND SECTION 43-5-598, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "NEW HIRE", TO PROVIDE THAT A NEW HIRE INCLUDES A REHIRED EMPLOYEE WHO HAS BEEN SEPARATED FROM PRIOR EMPLOYMENT FOR AT LEAST SIXTY CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 532 (Word version) -- Senator Turner: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 132 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE "MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS ALLIANCE" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 533 (Word version) -- Senator Cromer: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WRESTLING TEAM, COACHES, AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON, AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR WINNING THE CLASS AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 534 (Word version) -- Senators Setzler and Matthews: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR CLARENCE LARRYMORE OF CALHOUN COUNTY FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF DEDICATED AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE ON THE CALHOUN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS & REGISTRATION AND UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT TO WISH HIM MUCH HAPPINESS AND FULFILLMENT IN THE YEARS AHEAD.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

Last Updated: March 14, 2013 at 2:15 PM