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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR MARCH 19, 2013

S. 535 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Alexander, L. Martin, McGill, Coleman, Jackson, Campbell, Setzler, Cromer, O'Dell, Sheheen, Turner, Fair, Ford, Nicholson, McElveen and Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 11 TO CHAPTER 119, TITLE 59, ENACTING "THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISE ACT", SO AS TO ALLOW THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY BY RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH AN ENTERPRISE DIVISION AS PART OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN ASSETS, PROGRAMS, AND OPERATIONS OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION IS EXEMPT FROM VARIOUS STATE LAWS GOVERNING PROCUREMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES, PERSONNEL, AND DISPOSITION OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY WITH SOME SUCH EXEMPTIONS APPLYING AUTOMATICALLY AND OTHERS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL ACTIONS BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TO PROVIDE THAT BONDS, NOTES, OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF INDEBTEDNESS MAY BE ISSUED FOR THE ENTERPRISE DIVISION AND PROVIDE AUDIT AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 8-11-260, 8-17-370, AND 11-35-710, ALL AS AMENDED, AND RELATING RESPECTIVELY TO EXEMPTIONS FROM STATE PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATIONS, THE STATE EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE ACT, AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSOLIDATED PROCUREMENT CODE, SO AS TO ADD EXEMPTIONS CONFORMING TO THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISE ACT.
L:\council\bills\bbm\10823htc13.docx

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

S. 536 (Word version) -- Senators Gregory, Reese, McElveen, Hembree, Hutto, Lourie, Campsen, Cleary, Allen, Shealy, O'Dell, Campbell, Cromer and Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "ENERGY SYSTEM FREEDOM OF OWNERSHIP ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 14 TO CHAPTER 52, TITLE 48 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A THIRD PARTY MAY SELL ELECTRICITY PRODUCED BY A RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITY AS DEFINED IN THIS ACT, TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SALE OF ELECTRICITY FROM A RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITY BY THIRD PARTIES DOES NOT SUBJECT THE SELLER TO REGULATION AS A PUBLIC UTILITY, TO PROVIDE RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STATE ENERGY OFFICE, TO IMPOSE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS ON FEES CHARGED BY A UTILITY TO A RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITY; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE ENERGY OFFICE MAY PROMULGATE NECESSARY REGULATIONS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 58-27-25 SO AS TO EXEMPT RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES FROM PROVISIONS GOVERNING ELECTRIC UTILITIES AND ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES.
L:\council\bills\agm\19944ab13.docx

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

S. 537 (Word version) -- Senators Verdin, Sheheen, Cleary, Grooms, Matthews, McGill, Peeler, Shealy, O'Dell, Cromer, Alexander, Fair, Davis, Bright, Bryant and Corbin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-110(A)(3) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PUBLIC HEARINGS CONCERNING PROPOSED REGULATIONS, TO REQUIRE PUBLIC MEETINGS PRIOR TO AN AGENCY PROMULGATING, AMENDING, OR REPEALING A REGULATION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-110(C) TO PROVIDE THAT ALL WRITTEN AND ORAL SUBMISSIONS FROM THE PUBLIC CONCERNING A REGULATION MUST BE TRANSMITTED TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY REVIEW COMMITTEE.
L:\s-res\dbv\018publ.kmm.dbv.docx

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

S. 538 (Word version) -- Senators Malloy, Hayes and L. Martin: A BILL TO ADD SECTION 62-7-816A, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF A TRUSTEE, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A TRUSTEE TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF AN IRREVOCABLE TRUST WHEN DOING SO IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE BENEFICIARIES AND IN FURTHERANCE OF THE PURPOSE OF THE TRUST; TO AMEND SECTION 62-7-903, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNIFORM PRINCIPAL AND INCOME ACT, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE TERMS OF THE PROVISION; TO AMEND SECTION 62-7-904, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF A TRUSTEE TO ADJUST, SO AS TO INCLUDE IN THESE POWERS FOR THE CONVERSION OF A TRUST TO A UNITRUST; AND TO ADD SECTIONS 62-7-904A THROUGH 62-7-904P, RELATING TO UNITRUSTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS TO ESTABLISH A UNITRUST AND ITS ADMINISTRATION.
L:\s-jud\bills\malloy\jud0055.kw.docx

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

S. 539 (Word version) -- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY BOARD, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS OF LICENSURE FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4328, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
L:\council\bills\dbs\31120ac13.docx

Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 540 (Word version) -- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE PERPETUAL CARE CEMETERY BOARD, RELATING TO PERPETUAL CARE CEMETERY BOARD, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4168, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
L:\council\bills\dbs\31117ac13.docx

Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 541 (Word version) -- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION - PANEL FOR DIETETICS, RELATING TO CODE OF ETHICS, INTERPRETATION OF STANDARDS, AND REPORTING OF DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4327, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
L:\council\bills\dbs\31119ac13.docx

Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 542 (Word version) -- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION - BUILDING CODES COUNCIL, RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, AND NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4320, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
L:\council\bills\dbs\31118ac13.docx

Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 543 (Word version) -- Senators Courson, L. Martin, Grooms, Shealy, Hayes and Bennett: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO DECLARE APRIL 2013 AS "HOMESCHOOL RECOGNITION MONTH" IN SOUTH CAROLINA, TO RECOGNIZE THE DILIGENT EFFORTS OF HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS AND THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF THEIR STUDENTS, AND TO EXPRESS SINCERE APPRECIATION FOR THEIR FOCUS ON THE WELL-BEING AND OVERALL ACHIEVEMENTS OF THEIR CHILDREN.
L:\council\bills\rm\1165ac13.docx

The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 544 (Word version) -- Senators Hayes, Coleman, Gregory and Peeler: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 72 IN YORK COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH RAWLSVILLE ROAD TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH CRAIG ROAD "EZRA DEWITT MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "EZRA DEWITT MEMORIAL HIGHWAY".
L:\council\bills\swb\5159cm13.docx

The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 545 (Word version) -- Senator Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTURE OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAYS 76 AND 576 AT WAHEE ROAD IN MARION COUNTY "ROBERT J. MCINTYRE, SR. INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "ROBERT J. MCINTYRE, SR. INTERSECTION".
L:\s-res\kmw\001mcin.mrh.kmw.docx

The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 546 (Word version) -- Senator Thurmond: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR LAWRENCE MCGOWAN "LARRY" TODD, ASSISTANT SOLICITOR OF THE 9TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF CHARLESTON COUNTY, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AFTER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE, AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
L:\council\bills\gm\29648ahb13.docx

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 547 (Word version) -- Senators Sheheen, Coleman and Hayes: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE THE REVEREND HERBERT C. CRUMP, JR., OF ROCK HILL, FOUNDER AND SENIOR PASTOR OF FREEDOM TEMPLE MINISTRIES, INC., UPON HIS ELEVATION TO BISHOP IN THE MT. CALVARY HOLY CHURCH OF AMERICA ON APRIL 6, 2013, AND TO WISH HIM GOD'S RICHEST BLESSINGS AS HE CONTINUES TO SERVE THE LORD.
L:\council\bills\nbd\11186ac13.docx

The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 548 (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 EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE UPON THE PASSING OF HARRY GENE BERRY OF BLYTHEWOOD AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
L:\council\bills\rm\1189ahb13.docx

The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 549 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND RECOGNIZE JAMES HILL UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AND TO WISH HIM WELL IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
L:\s-res\dbv\023hill.mrh.dbv.docx

The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 550 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO HONOR AND RECOGNIZE MR. DICK CODA FOR HIS MANY TALES OF ADVENTURE TRAPPING IN LAURENS COUNTY AND TO WISH HIM HEALTH AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
L:\s-res\dbv\024coda.mrh.dbv.docx

The Senate Resolution was adopted.

Last Updated: March 19, 2013 at 2:50 PM