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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

FOR APRIL 16, 2013

S. 613 (Word version) -- Senator Malloy: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE MEMBERS OF NEW ZION AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM UPON THE COMPLETION OF THEIR NEWLY CONSTRUCTED WORSHIP CENTER.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 614 (Word version) -- Senators L. Martin, Nicholson, Campsen, Peeler, McGill, Alexander and Hayes: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO FIX NOON ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013, AS THE TIME TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO A CERTAIN JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SEAT 1, TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM THAT EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2016; AND AS THE DATE TO MEET IN JOINT SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SEAT, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2017, AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, MEDICAL SEAT, WHOSE TERM EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2016.
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The Concurrent Resolution was introduced and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 615 (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. 616 (Word version) -- Senator Leatherman: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 10, TITLE 4 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO LOCAL SALES AND USE TAXES, TO ENACT THE "TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE SALES TAX ACT", TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY GOVERNING BODY MAY IMPOSE A ONE PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX BY ORDINANCE, SUBJECT TO A REFERENDUM, WITHIN THE COUNTY AREA FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE PROJECTS, FOR A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME, TO PROVIDE FOR THE SELECTION OF THE PROJECTS TO BE UNDERTAKEN, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REFERENDUM, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE TAX, AND TO PROVIDE FOR MEANS TESTED MATCHING BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION; TO AMEND SECTION 12-28-2740, RELATING TO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEES, TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL GOVERNING BODIES MAY NOT BE APPOINTED TO SERVE ON COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEES; TO AMEND SECTION 57-3-615, RELATING TO HIGHWAY TOLLS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MUST CONDUCT COMPREHENSIVE CONGESTION ANALYSES ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS AND TO PERMIT TOLLS TO BE UTILIZED TO FUND INCREASED CAPACITY ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS, OR SEGMENTS OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS, THAT EXCEED CAPACITY LIMITS OF THAT HIGHWAY, OR SEGMENT OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-620, RELATING TO REGISTRATION FEES FOR PRIVATE PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES, TO INCREASE REGISTRATION FEES, TO PROVIDE THAT TWELVE DOLLARS FROM EACH FEE SHALL BE REMITTED TO THE STATE HIGHWAY FUND, AND TO ESTABLISH THE PURPOSE FOR THE FEE; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-640, RELATING TO VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES FOR COMMON CARRIER PASSENGERS, TO INCREASE REGISTRATION FEES, TO PROVIDE THAT TWELVE DOLLARS FROM EACH FEE SHALL BE REMITTED TO THE STATE HIGHWAY FUND, AND TO ESTABLISH THE PURPOSE FOR THE FEE; TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-645 TO PROVIDE THAT AFTER CERTAIN VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES DEDICATED TO THE STATE HIGHWAY FUND HAVE FULLY MATCHED FUNDS AS PROVIDED BY LAW, THE REMAINDER OF THOSE FUNDS MAY BE USED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AT ITS DISCRETION SUBJECT TO FEDERAL AND STATE LAW; TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-660, RELATING TO REGISTRATION FEES FOR SELF-PROPELLED PROPERTY CARRYING VEHICLES, TO INCREASE REGISTRATION FEES AND TO PROVIDE THAT ONE-FOURTH OF THE REGISTRATION FEE MUST BE REMITTED TO THE STATE HIGHWAY FUND FOR INTERSTATE IMPROVEMENTS; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING SECTION 56-3-645 TO REQUIRE A BIENNIAL ROAD USER FEE FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES THAT ARE PROPELLED IN PART, OR COMPLETELY, BY FUEL OTHER THAN MOTOR FUEL, AND TO ESTABLISH THE AMOUNT OF THE FEE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 617 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-54-240, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS AND RETURNS FILED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE ABOUT A TAXPAYER WHO FILED AN INITIAL OR FINAL CORPORATE RETURN; AND BY ADDING SECTION 12-58-165 SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO EXPUNGE THE RECORDING OF A LIEN ONCE THE LIEN IS FULLY PAID AND SATISFIED.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 618 (Word version) -- Senators Bright, Hutto, Bryant, Verdin, Fair, L. Martin, Grooms, Massey, S. Martin, Davis and Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 11, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO STATE EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES INSURANCE, TO PROHIBIT EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN FROM BEING USED TO PAY FOR ABORTIONS AND ANCILLARY SERVICES, TO PROVIDE THAT EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE USED TO REIMBURSE EXPENSES AND ANCILLARY SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH ABORTIONS PERFORMED IN CASES OF RAPE, INCEST, OR WHERE THE HEALTH OF THE MOTHER IS ENDANGERED, TO PROVIDE THAT REIMBURSEMENT MUST COME FROM A FUND CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT PURPOSE, TO ALLOW FOR SUBSCRIBERS TO OPT OUT OF PERMITTING A PORTION OF THEIR EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BEING TRANSFERRED TO THE FUND, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEANS TO OPT OUT, AND TO ESTABLISH THE FUND AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS PURPOSES.
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Senator BRIGHT spoke on the Bill.

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

S. 619 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 41-31-45, RELATING TO DEBT STATUS ESTIMATES, TO PROVIDE THAT PAYMENTS TO ELIMINATE THE STATE'S UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TRUST FUND DEBT TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST BE CALCULATED SO THAT THE DEBT IS ELIMINATED NO SOONER THAN JUNE 1, 2018, TO PROVIDE THAT TRUST FUND SOLVENCY MUST BE DETERMINED BY THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL, AND TO PROVIDE THAT EXCESS PAYMENTS TO THE FUND MUST BE CARRIED FORWARD TO THE NEXT SUCCESSIVE FISCAL YEAR AND USED TO CALCULATE THE AMOUNT NEEDED TO PAY BENEFITS FOR THAT YEAR; TO AMEND SECTION 41-31-150 AND SECTION 41-31-360 TO STRIKE REFERENCES TO THE DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE CONTINGENCY ASSESSMENT; TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 27, TITLE 41 BY ADDING SECTION 41-27-660 TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE TO COMPILE AND DISTRIBUTE AN ANNUAL REPORT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT'S ACCOUNTS, AND BY ADDING SECTION 41-27-670 TO ESTABLISH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, AND ESTABLISH ITS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 41-27-410, 41-31-55, 41-31-910, 41-31-920, AND 41-31-930 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

S. 620 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-2335 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LICENSE PLATES, TO INCLUDE THE MANUFACTURE AND RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSMISSIONS IN THIS STATE IN THE DEFINITION OF "RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS", TO DEFINE THE TERM "TRANSMISSIONS", TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY ISSUE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LICENSE PLATES FOR THE PURPOSE OF TESTING AND EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS' TRANSMISSIONS ON THE MOTOR VEHICLE, AND THE DEPARTMENT MAY ENTER INTO RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER STATES CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION AND OPERATION OF VEHICLES OWNED BY A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF TESTING AND EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS' TRANSMISSIONS, TO PROVIDE IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS OR CONTRACTED FLEET OWNER TO TAKE ANY OTHER ACTIONS REQUIRED BY ANOTHER STATE THAT ARE NECESSARY FOR THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS OR CONTRACTED FLEET OWNER, AND TO LEGALLY TEST AND EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS' TRANSMISSIONS IN THAT STATE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 621 (Word version) -- Education Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, RELATING TO ASSISTING, DEVELOPING, AND EVALUATING PROFESSIONAL TEACHING (ADEPT), DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 4325, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
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Read the first time and ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

S. 622 (Word version) -- Senator Matthews: A SENATE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE LAKE MARION HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR CAPTURING THE 2013 CLASS AA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE AND TO HONOR THE TEAM'S EXCEPTIONAL PLAYERS, COACHES, AND STAFF.
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The Senate Resolution was adopted.

S. 623 (Word version) -- Senators Bright, Bryant, Verdin, Fair, Grooms, Cromer, S. Martin and Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 41, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO ABORTIONS, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA HUMAN HEARTBEAT PROTECTION ACT", BY ADDING SECTION 44-41-25 TO PROVIDE THAT PHYSICIANS OR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS MUST CONDUCT A FETAL HEARTBEAT ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND TEST PRIOR TO PERFORMING OR INDUCING AN ABORTION, TO PROHIBIT ABORTIONS WHEN A FETAL HEARTBEAT IS DETECTED, TO PROVIDE FOR INFORMATION TO BE GIVEN TO THE WOMAN, TO PROVIDE FOR REGULATIONS OF THE ULTRASOUND PROCEDURE AND STATISTICAL PROBABILITIES OF BRINGING A FETUS TO TERM, TO PROVIDE FOR EXEMPTIONS, TO DEFINE MEDICAL EMERGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE SECTION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES.
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Senator BRIGHT spoke on the Bill.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 624 (Word version) -- Senator Sheheen: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR CANDICE GLOVER OF BEAUFORT COUNTY FOR HER SUCCESS ON AMERICAN IDOL AND TO WISH HER GODSPEED AS SHE CONTINUES HER QUEST TO BECOME THE SEASON TWELVE AMERICAN IDOL.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

S. 625 (Word version) -- Senators Bright, S. Martin, Bryant, Verdin, Fair, L. Martin, Grooms, Davis and Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 38-79-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, TO PROVIDE THAT A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER WHO RENDERS MEDICAL SERVICES VOLUNTARILY AND WITHOUT COMPENSATION OR THE EXPECTATION OR PROMISE OF COMPENSATION AND SEEKS NO REIMBURSEMENT FROM CHARITABLE AND GOVERNMENTAL SOURCES TO AT LEAST TEN PERCENT OF HIS PATIENTS IN A CALENDAR YEAR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY ACTION FOR NONECONOMIC DAMAGES ALLEGING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IN AN AMOUNT THAT EXCEEDS TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.
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Senator BRIGHT spoke on the Bill.

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

S. 626 (Word version) -- Senator Bright: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 41, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO ABORTIONS, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT", TO PROVIDE FOR FINDINGS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO PROVIDE THAT A PHYSICIAN OR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL MUST CALCULATE THE PROBABLE POST CONCEPTION AGE OF THE EMBRYO OR FETUS PRIOR TO PERFORMING OR INDUCING AN ABORTION, TO PROVIDE THAT AN ABORTION MAY NOT BE PERFORMED AFTER THE PROBABLE POST CONCEPTION AGE OF THE EMBRYO OR FETUS IS TWENTY OR MORE WEEKS, TO PROVIDE FOR EXCEPTIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS TO BE PRODUCED AND DISTRIBUTED, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SECTION DOES NOT IMPLICITLY OR OTHERWISE REPEAL ANOTHER SECTION OF LAW, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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Senator BRIGHT spoke on the Bill.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 627 (Word version) -- Senator Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 57 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, BY ADDING SECTION 57-3-165, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ISSUE PERMITS FOR THE TRANSPORT OF "UNPROCESSED FOREST PRODUCTS", TO DEFINE THE TERM, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE PERMIT AND ITS RESTRICTIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE FEE ASSESSED FOR THE ISSUANCE OF THE PERMIT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT COLLECTED FEES SHALL BE PLACED IN THE STATE HIGHWAY FUND.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

S. 628 (Word version) -- Senator Ford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-5-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PARENT'S RIGHT TO DIRECT THE UPBRINGING, EDUCATION, AND CARE OF THE PARENT'S CHILD IS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT, TO PROHIBIT THE STATE FROM INFRINGING ON THIS RIGHT, AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 629 (Word version) -- Senator McGill: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO COMMEND THE MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS OF SOUTH CAROLINA FOR THEIR CONDUCT AND SPONSORSHIP OF THE 2013 MOTORCYCLE BENEFIT RIDE TO BE HELD ON APRIL 20 AND APRIL 21, 2013, WHICH EACH YEAR RAISES SUBSTANTIAL FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE HAD A PARENT KILLED ON ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE SINCE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered sent to the House.

H. 3372 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer, Owens, Pitts, Branham, Toole, Sottile, Horne, Willis and Wood: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1960, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF PARKING PLACARDS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO SUBMITS AN APPLICATION FOR A PLACARD TO THE DEPARTMENT MAY SUBMIT A CERTIFICATE FROM A LICENSED ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE OR A LICENSED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT THAT CERTIFIES HE IS HANDICAPPED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A CERTIFICATE FROM A LICENSED ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE OR A LICENSED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED ALONG WITH AN APPLICATION FOR PLACARDS ISSUED TO AN AGENCY, ORGANIZATION, OR FACILITY.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3437 (Word version) -- Reps. Toole, Harrell, Ballentine, Atwater, Hayes, Gambrell, K. R. Crawford, Govan, Alexander, Huggins, Anderson, Kennedy, Skelton, Patrick, Hardee, Erickson, W. J. McLeod, R. L. Brown, Dillard, Edge, George, Hamilton, Hosey, Jefferson, Long, Mitchell, D. C. Moss, Pitts, Powers Norrell, Ridgeway, Spires, Weeks, Whipper, Whitmire, Williams, V. S. Moss, Southard, Henderson, Wood, Cole, Stringer, Loftis, Quinn, Allison, Horne and Forrester: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 24 TO TITLE 2 SO AS TO CREATE A JOINT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TO CONDUCT A CONTINUING STUDY OF THE LAWS OF THIS STATE AFFECTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TO PROVIDE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE, AND TO PROVIDE THE STAFFING OF THE COMMITTEE.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3444 (Word version) -- Reps. Sandifer and Spires: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-83, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO IN-STATE FACILITIES DEALING WITH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN A CERTAIN CAPACITY, SO AS TO APPLY NOTICE PROVISIONS TO OUT-OF-STATE FACILITIES THAT SIMILARLY DEAL WITH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, TO PROVIDE ALL SUCH FACILITIES PERMITTED IN THIS STATE MUST PROVIDE NOTICE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION TO THE PHARMACY BOARD, TO PROVIDE AN OUT-OF-STATE FACILITY MUST PAY SPECIFIC EXPENSES CONCERNING AN INSPECTION OF ITS FACILITIES BY THE BOARD, AND TO PROVIDE THE BOARD MAY CONTRACT WITH A THIRD-PARTY TO INSPECT FACILITIES OF A LICENSEE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-89, RELATING TO WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR PERMITS, SO AS TO REQUIRE A SURETY BOND OR LETTER OF CREDIT, TO REQUIRE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK OF THE APPLICANT, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATION AND CONDUCT OF A DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE OF A WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

H. 3504 (Word version) -- Reps. Delleney, Bedingfield, Toole, Loftis, Hamilton, Norman, Pitts and G. R. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 18 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT GOLD AND SILVER COINS MINTED FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC SHALL BE LEGAL TENDER IN THIS STATE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON MAY COMPEL ANOTHER PERSON TO TENDER OR ACCEPT GOLD OR SILVER COIN UNLESS AGREED UPON BY THE PARTIES.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H. 3538 (Word version) -- Reps. Bannister, Tallon, Sandifer, Hamilton, Erickson, Gambrell, Brannon, Allison, Felder and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-500, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SALE OR PURCHASE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS FOR MINORS, SO AS TO INCLUDE ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE; TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-501, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF RELEVANT TOBACCO PRODUCT FOR MINORS OFFENSES, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERMS "ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCT" AND "ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE"; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 16-17-502, 16-17-503, AND 16-17-504, RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCT SAMPLES, ENFORCEMENT AND REPORTING, AND IMPLEMENTATION, RESPECTIVELY, ALL SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES TO INCLUDE ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE PRODUCTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3580 (Word version) -- Reps. D. C. Moss, Pitts, Pope, Patrick, McEachern, Bannister, Delleney, Tallon and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-23-140 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF CANINE TEAMS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

H. 3623 (Word version) -- Reps. Atwater and Toole: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-77-127 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN AUTOMOBILE INSURER MUST VERIFY THE COVERAGE OF AN INSURED BY ELECTRONIC FORMAT TO A MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE UPON REQUEST OF THE INSURED, AND TO PROVIDE A NECESSARY DEFINITION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-10-225, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR MAINTAINING PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN AN AUTOMOBILE, SO AS TO PERMIT THE USE OF A MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE TO SATISFY THESE REQUIREMENTS.
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Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

H. 3937 (Word version) -- Rep. Funderburk: 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.

H. 3957 (Word version) -- Rep. Henderson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO FIX WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE ELECTION OF CERTAIN MEMBERS TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, AS THE DATE AND TIME FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE TO MEET IN JOINT SESSION IN THE HALL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING MEMBERS OF THE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES FOR THE CITADEL, COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY, LANDER UNIVERSITY, MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY, AND WIL LOU GRAY OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL TO SUCCEED THOSE MEMBERS WHOSE TERMS EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2013, OR WHOSE POSITIONS OTHERWISE MUST BE FILLED; AND TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE REGARDING NOMINATIONS AND SECONDING SPEECHES FOR THE CANDIDATES FOR THESE OFFICES DURING THE JOINT SESSION.
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The Concurrent Resolution was adopted, ordered returned to the House.

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