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S 211
Session 120 (2013-2014) 

S 0211 General Bill, By Leatherman
 A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, ENACTING THE "BUDGET
 PROVISO CODIFICATION ACT OF 2013"; BY ADDING SECTIONS 59-17-160 AND 59-17-170
 SO AS TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEDICAID PROGRAM BY
 SEEKING APPROPRIATE REIMBURSEMENTS FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES AND
 ADMINISTRATION THEY PROVIDE AND PROHIBIT THE USE OF MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENTS TO
 DISTRICTS BEING USED TO SUPPLANT OTHER SPENDING ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
 AND TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PROVIDE THE EDUCATION SERVICES REQUIRED BY
 LAW TO STUDENTS HOUSED IN LOCAL JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITIES, AND TO PROVIDE
 THAT SUCH STUDENTS MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE DISTRICT'S CALCULATION OF AVERAGE
 DAILY MEMBERSHIP FOR PURPOSES OF STATE FUNDING FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS; BY ADDING
 SECTIONS 59-69-280 AND 59-69-290 SO AS TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS, WITH THE
 APPROVAL OF THE DISTRICT'S GOVERNING BODY, TO MAINTAIN A BANK ACCOUNT TO PAY
 OBLIGATIONS OF THE DISTRICT AND PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE COUNTY
 TREASURER TRANSFERS FUNDS TO THESE ACCOUNTS AND TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS,
 IN COMPENSATING FOR FUNDING REDUCTIONS, TO GIVE PRIORITY FOR FUNDING FOR
 CLASSROOM TEACHERS AND CLASSROOM OPERATIONS; BY ADDING SECTIONS 59-5-170,
 59-5-180, AND 59-5-190 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT
 OF EDUCATION WITH RESPECT TO ENSURING THE PAYMENT OF HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS
 FOR RETIREES DUE FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE FUNDS
 PROVIDED FOR TEACHERS' SALARIES MAY BE USED TO PAY SALARIES OF TEACHERS
 HOLDING TEMPORARY CERTIFICATES, AND TO PUT A TIME LIMIT FOR STATE FUNDING FOR
 TEACHERS HOLDING TEMPORARY CERTIFICATES, AND TO ALLOW THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF
 EDUCATION TO TRANSFER FUNDS BETWEEN BUDGET ACCOUNTS AND TO IDENTIFY AND REMIT
 FUNDS REQUIRED FOR MEDICAID PROGRAM CASH MATCH TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
 HUMAN SERVICES; BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-485 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT STATE FUNDS
 MUST NOT BE APPROPRIATED TO A SCHOOL THAT PARTICIPATES WITH OR IS A MEMBER OF
 AN ASSOCIATION WITH POLICIES THAT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST OR AFFORD DIFFERENT
 TREATMENT OF STUDENTS BASED ON RACE OR NATIONAL ORIGIN; TO AMEND SECTION
 59-51-20, RELATING TO SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE WIL LOU GRAY OPPORTUNITY
 SCHOOL, SO AS TO EXTEND ITS SERVICES TO TRUANTS FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND
 OLDER; BY ADDING SECTION 59-51-60 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN SIXTEEN YEAR
 OLD STUDENTS AT THE WIL LOU GRAY OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE
 THE GED TEST AND REQUIRE SUCH STUDENTS TO TAKE THE GED PRACTICE TEST AND
 ACHIEVE A SPECIFIED SCORE; BY ADDING SECTION 59-51-25 SO AS TO ALLOW THE WIL
 LOU GRAY OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL TO CARRY FORWARD DEFERRED SALARIES AND EMPLOYER
 CONTRIBUTIONS FOR NON-TWELVE MONTH SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, TO RETAIN, EXPEND, AND
 CARRY FORWARD REVENUES OF THE SALE OF GOODS GENERATED BY SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND
 PROVIDE THE USE OF THESE FUNDS, TO RETAIN AND CARRY FORWARD LEASE REVENUE AND
 PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THESE FUNDS, TO RETAIN AND EXPEND UNITED STATES
 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GRANT FUNDS ON FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS, TO EXPEND
 FUNDS PROVIDED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR VOCATIONAL EQUIPMENT
 ON EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND, AT THE DIRECTION OF THE TRUSTEES, USE IMPROVED
 FORESTRY PRACTICES IN THE SCHOOL'S TIMBER HOLDINGS AND USE ANY REVENUES
 DERIVED FROM THESE PRACTICES AND OTHER SOURCES TO IMPROVE SCHOOL PROPERTY AND
 FOR OTHER SCHOOL PURPOSES; TO AMEND SECTION 59-47-70, RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY
 FOR ADMISSION TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND, SO AS
 TO PROVIDE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 59-47-90, RELATING
 TO MAINTENANCE FEES WHICH MAY BE CHARGED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR THE
 DEAF AND THE BLIND, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE SCHOOL TO IMPOSE A STUDENT ACTIVITY
 FEE NOT TO EXCEED FORTY DOLLARS, TO ALLOW THE AMOUNT OF THE FEE TO
 DIFFERENTIATE BASED ON FAMILY INCOME AND PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THE ACTIVITY
 FEE, TO AUTHORIZE THE SCHOOL TO CHARGE A FEE FOR THE SERVICES OF MOBILITY
 INSTRUCTION AND PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THIS FEE, AND TO ALLOW THE SCHOOL TO
 IMPOSE APPROPRIATE CHARGES AND FEES FOR THE ADULT VOCATIONAL PROGRAM AND
 PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THE REVENUES; BY ADDING SECTION 59-47-105 SO AS TO
 PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND SHALL RECEIVE EDUCATIONAL
 FINANCE ACT APPROPRIATIONS EQUAL TO THE AVERAGE STATE SHARE OF THE REQUIRED
 WEIGHTED COST FOR EACH ENROLLED STUDENT; BY ADDING SECTION 59-47-35 SO AS TO
 ALLOW THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND TO CARRY FORWARD DEFERRED SALARIES
 AND EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS FOR NON-TWELVE MONTH SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, TO RETAIN,
 EXPEND, AND CARRY FORWARD REVENUES OF THE SALE OF GOODS GENERATED BY SCHOOL
 PROGRAMS AND PROVIDE THE USE OF THESE FUNDS, AND TO RETAIN AND EXPEND
 CAFETERIA REVENUES AND UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GRANT FUNDS ON
 FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 59-47-115 SO AS TO ALLOW SCHOOL
 BUSES OPERATED BY THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND TO TRAVEL AT THE
 POSTED SPEED LIMIT; BY ADDING SECTION 59-49-135 SO AS TO ALLOW THE JOHN DE LA
 HOWE SCHOOL TO LEASE RESIDENCES ON THE SCHOOL'S GROUNDS TO EMPLOYEES AND
 RETAIN THE LEASE REVENUE AND PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THE LEASE REVENUE, RETAIN
 STATUS OFFENDER FUNDS RECEIVED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, PROVIDE FOR
 THE USE OF THE RETAINED STATUS OFFENDER FUNDS, RETAIN DEFERRED SALARIES AND
 EMPLOYERS' CONTRIBUTIONS EARNED BY NON-TWELVE MONTH EMPLOYEES AND PROVIDE FOR
 THE USE OF THESE RETAINED FUNDS; BY ADDING SECTION 59-112-117Next SO AS TO PROVIDE
 THAT MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, EITHER ACTIVE-DUTY,
 RETIRED, OR SEPARATED FROM SERVICE, WHO ARE ADMITTED TO AND ENROLLED IN THE
 SOUTH CAROLINA TROOP-TO-TEACHERS ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
 ARE ENTITLED TO PAY IN-STATE TUITION RATES AT PARTICIPATING STATE INSTITUTIONS
 FOR REQUISITE PROGRAM WORK; BY ADDING SECTION 59-150-376 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT
 FOSTER CHILDREN IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES ARE
 ELIGIBLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL HOPE SCHOLARSHIP OF UP TO TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS
 UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS, PROCEDURES, AND
 LIMITATIONS PERTAINING TO THESE ADDITIONAL HOPE SCHOLARSHIPS; TO AMEND SECTION
 59-111-20, RELATING TO FREE TUITION FOR CERTAIN VETERANS' CHILDREN, SO AS TO
 PROVIDE THAT THE AGE LIMITATION APPLICABLE TO THESE CHILDREN IS SUSPENDED FOR
 THOSE WHO SUCCESSFULLY APPEAL TO THE DIVISION OF VETERAN AFFAIRS FOR A WAIVER
 ON THE GROUNDS OF A SERIOUS EXTENUATING HEALTH CONDITION; BY ADDING SECTION
 59-103-155 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEFORE THE RENEWAL OF LIFE AND PALMETTO
 FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR AND TO CONTINUE
 ELIGIBILITY FOR LIFE AND PALMETTO FELLOWS ENHANCEMENT STIPENDS, STUDENTS SHALL
 CERTIFY AND THE INSTITUTIONS SHALL VERIFY THAT THE STUDENT IS MEETING ALL
 REQUIREMENTS AS STIPULATED BY THE POLICIES ESTABLISHED BY THE INSTITUTION AND
 THE ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT TO BE ENROLLED AS A DECLARED MAJOR IN AN ELIGIBLE
 PROGRAM AND IS MAKING ACADEMIC PROGRESS TOWARD COMPLETION OF THE STUDENT'S
 DECLARED ELIGIBLE MAJOR, AND TO PROVIDE THAT INSTITUTIONS SHALL RETURN FUNDS
 DETERMINED TO HAVE BEEN AWARDED TO INELIGIBLE STUDENTS; BY ADDING SECTION
 59-123-113 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE RURAL DENTIST PROGRAM AT THE MEDICAL
 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN COORDINATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL'S PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE FOR THE
 ADMINISTRATION AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT OF THE PROGRAM, AND TO ESTABLISH A BOARD
 TO MANAGE AND ALLOCATE PROGRAM FUNDING; BY ADDING SECTION 59-53-59 SO AS TO
 ALLOW THE STATE BOARD FOR TECHNICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION TO CARRY
 FORWARD UNEXPENDED FUNDS AT THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR WHICH MAY BE CARRIED
 FORWARD TO THE SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR AND USED FOR TRAINING FOR NEW AND
 EXPANDED INDUSTRY; BY ADDING SECTION 59-53-110 SO AS TO ALLOW THE STATE BOARD
 FOR TECHNICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE
 COMPTROLLER GENERAL, TO REIMBURSE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY FOR TRAINING COSTS
 BILLED AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE FISCAL YEAR IN WHICH THE TRAINING OCCURRED; BY
 ADDING SECTION 59-53-120 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS AT TECHNICAL COLLEGES
 DERIVED FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS, CANTEENS, AND BOOKSTORES MAY BE RETAINED
 BY THE COLLEGE AND EXPENDED AS APPROVED BY THE APPROPRIATE AREA COMMISSION
 WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE STATE BOARD FOR TECHNICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE
 EDUCATION; BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-47 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
 AND HUMAN SERVICES TO RECOVER REFUNDS AND PROGRAM OVERPAYMENTS TO BE DEPOSITED
 IN A SEPARATE ACCOUNT IN THE OFFICE OF THE STATE TREASURER TO BE EXPENDED TO
 IMPROVE ACCOUNTABILITY IN FUTURE AUDITS AND TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS COLLECTED IN
 EXCESS OF ONE PERCENT OF THE DEPARTMENT'S ANNUAL APPROPRIATION MUST BE
 REMITTED TO THE GENERAL FUND; BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-60 AND TO AMEND SECTION
 11-7-40, RELATING TO THE STATE AUDITOR BILLING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
 HUMAN SERVICES FOR REMITTANCE TO THE GENERAL FUND FIFTY PERCENT OF THE COSTS
 INCURRED BY THE STATE AUDITOR FOR CONDUCTING MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AUDITS FOR THE
 DEPARTMENT, SO AS TO, RESPECTIVELY, REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO REMIT THESE
 FUNDS TO THE STATE AUDITOR AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT THESE FUNDS MUST
 BE CREDITED TO THE GENERAL FUND; BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-42 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE
 THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO FUND THE NET COSTS OF THIRD
 PARTY LIABILITY AND DRUG REBATE COLLECTION FROM MONIES COLLECTED IN THAT
 EFFORT, TO OFFSET ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH CONTROLLING FRAUD AND
 ABUSE, AND TO RECEIVE AND EXPEND REGISTRATION FEES FOR EDUCATIONAL, TRAINING,
 AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-6-470, RELATING TO THE USE OF
 FINES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FOR NURSING HOME
 VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE USES FOR WHICH THESE FUNDS MAY BE EXPENDED AND TO
 AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO DEPOSIT THESE FUNDS IN AN ACCOUNT IN THE OFFICE OF
 THE STATE TREASURER, SEPARATE FROM THE GENERAL FUND; BY ADDING SECTION
 44-6-102 SO AS PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HAS
 THE SOLE AUTHORITY TO DETERMINE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY; TO REQUIRE COUNTY
 GOVERNING BODIES TO PROVIDE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL WITH OFFICE SPACE AND
 FACILITIES IN COUNTIES IN WHICH THE DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS MEDICAID
 DETERMINATIONS; AND TO TRANSFER DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PERSONNEL
 ENGAGING IN DETERMINING MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
 HUMAN SERVICES; BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-55 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF
 HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO EXPAND ITS PROGRAM INTEGRITY EFFORTS BY
 CONTRACTING WITH OTHER ENTITIES TO MAXIMIZE THE DEPARTMENT'S ABILITY TO DETECT
 AND ELIMINATE PROVIDER FRAUD AND BY IMPLEMENTING OTHER ACTIONS THE DEPARTMENT
 CONSIDERS APPROPRIATE; BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-107 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE
 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO CONDUCT POST PAYMENT REVIEWS TO
 ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITING THE USE OF MEDICAID FUNDS FOR
 ABORTIONS EXCEPT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-6-80,
 RELATING TO ANNUAL REPORTS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SO
 AS TO REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL REPORT COMPARING THE REIMBURSEMENT RATE FOR
 MEDICAID PROVIDERS TO THE REIMBURSEMENT RATE FOR MEDICARE AND STATE HEALTH
 PLAN PROVIDERS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-6-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DUTIES OF
 THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE
 DEPARTMENT SHALL ENROLL AND RECERTIFY CHILDREN FOR THE STATE CHILDREN'S HEALTH
 INSURANCE PROGRAM (SCHIP) AND REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT TO EXPAND ITS EFFORTS
 TO CONDUCT MEDICAID FRAUD AND REQUIRE ANNUAL REPORTING OF THESE EFFORTS; BY
 ADDING SECTION 44-6-49 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
 SERVICES TO CARRY FORWARD UNEXPENDED FUNDS AT THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR TO
 THE SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR AND REQUIRE CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR
 THESE CARRY FORWARDS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-247 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE
 CHILDREN'S REHABILITATIVE SERVICES PROGRAM OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF
 HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL MAY REQUIRE THAT PROGRAM TO USE ANY AVAILABLE
 FINANCIAL RESOURCES, INCLUDING INSURANCE PAYMENTS AND GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IN
 PROVIDING SERVICES FOR PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN ELIGIBLE FOR THE
 SERVICES; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-249 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF
 HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DHEC) MAY BUDGET AND EXPEND PRIOR YEAR
 INSURANCE REFUNDS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-250 SO AS TO ALLOW DHEC TO EXPEND
 AND CARRY FORWARD SPECIFIED SALE AND OTHER REVENUES AND REQUIRE THAT FUNDS
 CARRIED FORWARD MUST BE EXPENDED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE; TO AMEND SECTION
 44-7-270, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DHEC HEALTH LICENSE FEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE
 THAT DHEC SHALL RETAIN HEALTH LICENSE FEE INCREASES TO FUND HEALTH LICENSING
 PROGRAMS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF LATE FEES AND PUBLIC WAIVER OF
 SUCH FEES IN EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT CONTINUAL LATE
 PAYMENTS MAY RESULT IN ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-93-170,
 RELATING TO THE INFECTIOUS WASTE CONTINGENCY FUND, SO AS TO ALLOW DHEC TO USE
 NOT MORE THAN SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS OF FUND REVENUES IN EACH YEAR FOR
 EXPENSES INCURRED IN IMPLEMENTING THE SOUTH CAROLINA INFECTIOUS WASTE
 MANAGEMENT ACT; BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-95 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE TRANSFER OF
 THE MEDICAID PATIENT DAY PERMIT WHEN A MEDICAID PATIENT MUST BE TRANSFERRED TO
 A NEW NURSING HOME BECAUSE OF VIOLATIONS AT THE FORMER NURSING HOME AND
 REQUIRE THE RECEIVING FACILITY TO APPLY TO RETAIN THE MEDICAID DAY PERMIT
 PERMANENTLY WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE TRANSFERRED PATIENT; BY ADDING
 SECTION 48-20-105 SO AS TO ALLOW DHEC TO SELL MINERAL SETS, RETAIN THE
 PROCEEDS IN A REVOLVING ACCOUNT, PROVIDE FOR A MAXIMUM TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR
 CARRY FORWARD OF THESE REVENUES AND PROVIDE FOR THEIR USE; BY ADDING SECTION
 3-5-155 SO AS TO ALLOW DHEC TO COLLECT, RETAIN, AND EXPEND FUNDS RECEIVED FROM
 THE SALE OR THIRD PARTY USE OF SPOIL EASEMENT AREAS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE
 ADEQUATE SPOIL EASEMENT AREAS FOR INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY; TO AMEND SECTION
 44-1-200, RELATING TO DHEC PROVIDING HOME HEALTH SERVICES, SO AS TO FURTHER
 SPECIFY COMPENSATION OF THESE PERSONS BY A FIXED RATE PER VISIT BASIS AND THE
 USE OF EXEMPT AND NONEXEMPT EMPLOYEES TO PROVIDE THESE SERVICES; BY ADDING
 SECTION 44-1-218 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS FUNDED WITH FUNDS,
 OTHER THAN THE GENERAL FUND, USED IN THE INDIRECT COST RATE CALCULATION MUST
 BE RETAINED BY DHEC, BASED ON THEIR PERCENTAGE, TO SUPPORT REMAINING
 ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-56-160, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE
 HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTINGENCY FUND AND DISPOSITION OF FEES IN THAT FUND, SO AS
 TO PROVIDE THAT THE PORTION OF THE FEES DESIGNATED FOR DHEC TO USE FOR
 RESPONSE ACTIONS THAT ARISE FROM THE OPERATION OF A PERMITTED LAND DISPOSAL
 FACILITY MAY BE USED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR LEGAL SERVICES FOR SUCH ACTIONS IN
 ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS AND OTHER COURT ACTIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-214
 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE DHEC TO TRANSFER INCREASED FUNDS APPROPRIATED IN THE
 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT TO OFFSET SHORTFALLS IN OTHER CRITICAL PROGRAM
 AREAS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO HEALTH FACILITY
 LICENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT, RATHER THAN SUBMIT ALL FINES TO THE GENERAL
 FUND, THE DIVISION OF HEALTH LICENSING AND THE BUREAU OF HEALTH FACILITIES AND
 SERVICES DEVELOPMENT, BOTH IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
 CONTROL, SHALL RETAIN, RESPECTIVELY, THE FIRST FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THE
 FIRST ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS OF CIVIL FINES COLLECTED EACH YEAR TO
 ENFORCE REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO THEIR RESPECTIVE PROGRAMS; TO AMEND SECTION
 13-7-85, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF DHEC TO ESTABLISH AND IMPOSE
 CIVIL FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE ATOMIC ENERGY AND RADIATION CONTROL ACT, SO
 AS TO PROVIDE THAT, RATHER THAN SUBMITTING ALL FINES COLLECTED PURSUANT TO
 THAT ACT TO THE GENERAL FUND, THE FIRST THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OF FINES
 COLLECTED MUST BE RETAINED BY THE BUREAU OF RADIOLOGICAL HEALTH FOR THE
 EXCLUSIVE USE BY THE BUREAU TO CARRY OUT AND ENFORCE REGULATIONS RELATIVE TO
 THE BUREAU; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-212 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT DHEC MAY PROVIDE
 THE COST OF MEALS TO DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES WHO ARE REQUIRED TO WORK DURING
 EMERGENCIES AND SIMULATED EMERGENCIES WHEN THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE
 THEIR WORK STATIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-216 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF AN
 EMERGENCY IS DECLARED IN A COUNTY IN THIS STATE, FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT
 EXEMPT EMPLOYEES OF DHEC MAY BE PAID FOR ACTUAL HOURS WORKED RATHER THAN
 ACCRUING COMPENSATORY TIME; TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-83, RELATING TO THE
 EXEMPTION OF DHEC FROM REQUIREMENTS FOR PHARMACY PERMITS TO DISTRIBUTE OR
 DISPENSE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND FOR PHARMACIES TO HAVE A PHARMACIST-IN-CHARGE,
 SO AS TO ALSO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO HAVE A PHARMACIST-IN-CHARGE WHO
 SERVES MORE THAN ONE DEPARTMENT PHARMACY AND WHO IS NOT PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT
 THE PHARMACY; TO SPECIFY WHO MAY DISTRIBUTE OR DISPENSE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND
 DEVICES AND WHICH DRUGS AND DEVICES THEY MAY DISPENSE OR DISTRIBUTE; AND TO
 PROVIDE THAT UPON A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY OR ACTIVATION OF THE STRATEGIC
 NATIONAL STOCKPILE OF MEDICATIONS AND SUPPLIES, OTHER MEDICATIONS MAY BE
 DISPENSED AS NECESSARY; TO AMEND SECTION 44-37-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO
 NEONATAL TESTING OF CHILDREN AND STORAGE, AVAILABILITY, AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF
 BLOOD SAMPLES USED FOR SUCH TESTING, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT DHEC MAY SUSPEND
 ACTIVITY RELATED TO BLOOD SAMPLE STORAGE IF FUNDS ARE INSUFFICIENT TO COMPLY
 WITH THE STORAGE REQUIREMENTS; TO SPECIFY DESTRUCTION OF THE SAMPLES; AND TO
 REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO NOTIFY BLOOD SAMPLE PROVIDERS OF THE STORAGE
 SUSPENSION; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-175 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR STATE FUNDS FOR
 USE IN THE OPERATIONS OF COUNTY HEALTH UNITS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-310 SO AS
 TO REQUIRE PRIVATE DONATIONS FOR THE OPERATION OF CAMP BURNT GIN TO BE
 DEPOSITED IN A RESTRICTED ACCOUNT, THE BALANCE IN WHICH CARRIES FORWARD TO
 SUCCEEDING YEARS AND USED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE; TO AMEND SECTION 44-9-90, AS
 AMENDED, RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, SO
 AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY OFFSET ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH
 CONTROLLING FRAUD AND ABUSE, AND TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY TRANSFER
 CERTAIN STATE FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS
 ANNUALLY; BY ADDING SECTION 44-9-115 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EMPLOYEE OF THE
 DEPARTMENT WHO HOLDS A FACULTY APPOINTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
 SCHOOL OF MEDICINE MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE PRACTICE PLAN OF THAT SCHOOL IF HIS
 PARTICIPATION DOES NOT OCCUR DURING REGULAR WORKING HOURS OF THE DEPARTMENT,
 AND TO PROVIDE FUNDS GENERATED BY HIS PARTICIPATION MUST BE HANDLED PURSUANT
 TO UNIVERSITY POLICIES GOVERNING PRACTICE PLAN FUNDS; BY ADDING SECTION
 44-9-105 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COST OF MEALS MAY BE PROVIDED TO STATE
 EMPLOYEES WHO ARE REQUIRED TO WORK DURING EMERGENCIES; BY ADDING SECTION
 44-9-85 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE UNCOMPENSATED PATIENT CARE FUND FOR THE USE OF
 THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF FUND REVENUES AND
 FOR THE CARRY FORWARD OF FUND REVENUES TO SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEARS; TO AMEND
 SECTION 44-20-250, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT
 OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS, SO AS TO ADD ADDITIONAL POWERS RELATED TO
 THE RETENTION AND USE OF CERTAIN FUNDS AND THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN CAPITAL
 WITH APPROVAL BY THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION
 44-49-10, RELATING TO FUNCTIONS, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
 ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY
 CHARGE FEES FOR PARTICIPATION IN ITS EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 INITIATIVES, AND MUST RETAIN REVENUE DERIVED FROM THESE FEES TO INCREASE
 FUNDING OF THESE INITIATIVES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-49-40, RELATING TO THE
 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES,
 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY PROVIDE CERTAIN SERVICES TO PERSONS
 EXPERIENCING GAMBLING ADDICTIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 63-7-2395 SO AS TO PROVIDE
 THAT FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR THE BURIAL OF A FOSTER CHILD MUST NOT EXCEED FIFTEEN
 HUNDRED DOLLARS; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-725 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS
 RECOUPED FROM CLAIMS AGAINST RECIPIENT'S FOR BENEFITS ILLEGALLY OBTAINED MUST
 BE RETAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND A PORTION DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL COUNTY
 OFFICES FOR EMERGENCY AND PROGRAM OPERATIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-730 SO AS
 TO ESTABLISH A FEE SCHEDULE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES MAY CHARGE
 FOR VARIOUS SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THE DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY OF THE
 DEPARTMENT AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE REVENUE GENERATED BY THESE FEES MUST BE
 USED TO FURTHER DEVELOP AND ADMINISTER THESE PROGRAMS; BY ADDING SECTION
 43-5-260 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES SHALL REQUIRE
 TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES APPLICANTS AND RECIPIENTS TO PROVIDE
 IT WITH PROOF OF AGE-APPROPRIATE IMMUNIZATIONS FOR CHILDREN, AND IF THE
 IMMUNIZATIONS HAVE NOT BEEN ADMINISTERED, ASSIST IN REFERRING APPLICANTS TO
 APPROPRIATE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS TO OBTAIN THE IMMUNIZATIONS; BY ADDING
 SECTION 43-1-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR EMPLOYEE PAY
 INCREASES MAY BE USED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO INCREASE, WITHOUT UNIFORMITY,
 COUNTY DIRECTORS AND REGIONAL DIRECTORS IN CLASSIFIED POSITIONS IN ACCORDANCE
 WITH STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD GUIDELINES; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-730 SO
 AS TO ESTABLISH A FEE SCHEDULE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES MAY
 CHARGE FOR VARIOUS SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THE DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY OF THE
 DEPARTMENT AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE REVENUE GENERATED BY THESE FEES MUST BE
 USED TO FURTHER DEVELOP AND ADMINISTER THESE PROGRAMS; BY ADDING SECTION
 43-1-750 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT UNLESS DIRECTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, WHEN
 THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES IS DIRECTED TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO A
 NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, THAT ORGANIZATION MUST USE THE FUNDS TO SERVE
 PERSONS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SERVICES IN THE DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS; BY
 ADDING SECTION 43-1-760 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL
 SERVICES IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE GRANTS TO COMMUNITY-BASED NOT-FOR-PROFIT
 ORGANIZATIONS, SHALL ASSURE COMPLIANCE WITH STATE AND FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
 ASSOCIATED WITH THESE FUNDS, AND REQUIRE A MATCH FROM ALL GRANT RECIPIENTS; BY
 ADDING SECTION 43-1-780 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO IMPOSE MONETARY
 PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF PROGRAMS REGULATED BY THE DEPARTMENT, TO PROVIDE
 AN EXCEPTION, TO PROVIDE THAT THESE FUNDS MUST BE DEPOSITED INTO THE GENERAL
 FUND, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS FOR GUIDANCE IN
 IMPOSING THESE PENALTIES AND FOR APPEALING FINAL AGENCY DECISIONS; BY ADDING
 SECTION 43-1-195 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COST OF MEALS MAY BE PROVIDED TO
 EMPLOYEES REQUIRED TO WORK DURING EMERGENCIES; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-270 SO
 AS TO PROVIDE THAT A DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE WHOSE SALARY IS
 PAID IN FULL OR IN PART FROM FEDERAL FUNDS IS EXEMPT FROM SERVING AS A COURT
 EXAMINER; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-280 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF
 SOCIAL SERVICES TO ADVANCE FUNDS FROM THE GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS FOR
 TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) TO THE FEDERALLY FUNDED TANF
 ACCOUNT FOR THE LIMITED PURPOSE OF ASSISTING WITH CASH FLOW IN THE FEDERAL
 ACCOUNT AND TO REQUIRE THE FUNDS TO BE REFUNDED BY APRIL OF THE SAME FISCAL
 YEAR; BY ADDING SECTION 43-25-75 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND
 TO OBTAIN MATCHING FEDERAL FUNDS TO THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT AVAILABLE UNDER THE
 FEDERAL VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM IN ORDER TO PROVIDE REHABILITATION
 SERVICES; BY ADDING SECTION 31-13-100 SO AS TO ALLOW THE STATE HOUSING FINANCE
 AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO CARRY FORWARD FEDERAL RENTAL ASSISTANCE
 ADMINISTRATIVE FEES AND MONIES WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUTHORITY'S VARIOUS
 BOND-FINANCED TRUST INDENTURES AND RESOLUTIONS AND TO REQUIRE THE AUTHORITY TO
 DEPOSIT INDIRECT COST RECOVERIES FOR THE AUTHORITY'S PORTION OF EACH YEAR'S
 STATEWIDE CENTRAL SERVICES COST ALLOCATION PLAN (SWCAP) IN THE STATE GENERAL
 FUND; BY ADDING SECTIONS 48-23-92 AND 48-23-94 SO AS TO ALLOW THE SOUTH
 CAROLINA FORESTRY COMMISSION TO USE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR FEDERAL FUNDS
 AVAILABLE TO IT TO PAY FOR COMMISSION EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE PRIOR FISCAL
 YEAR AND ALLOW THE COMMISSION TO RETAIN REIMBURSEMENT FUNDS IT RECEIVES FROM
 STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES WHEN THE COMMISSION'S PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT
 RESPOND TO AN EMERGENCY, AND TO ALLOW THE COMMISSION TO PAY THE COSTS OF
 PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS REQUIRED FOR ITS PERSONNEL WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT
 COMMISSIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 39-22-150, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DISPOSITION
 OF REVENUES FROM THE OPERATION OF THE STATE WAREHOUSE SYSTEM, SO AS TO ALLOW
 THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO RETAIN FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR
 ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS; TO AMEND SECTION 39-9-65, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO
 REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION OF SERVICEPERSONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE A
 REGISTRATION FEE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE REGISTRATION FEE MUST BE RETAINED BY
 THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO DEFRAY ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS; BY ADDING
 SECTION 46-1-160 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MAY
 ASSIST AND PROVIDE CERTIFICATES OF FEE SALE FOR CERTAIN PRODUCERS, AND TO
 PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY CHARGE A FEE AND RETAIN THE REVENUES; TO AMEND
 SECTION 46-27-210, RELATING TO THE FILING OF STATEMENTS AND SAMPLES OF
 COMMERCIAL FEED, SO AS TO INCLUDE A REGISTRATION FEE AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE
 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MAY RETAIN THE FEE TO DEFRAY ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS;
 TO AMEND SECTION 46-26-810, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO INSPECTION TAX AND TONNAGE
 REPORTS, SO AS TO REVISE THE AMOUNT OF THE INSPECTION TAX; TO AMEND SECTION
 46-26-80, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO INSPECTION AND ANALYSES OF AGRICULTURAL
 LIMING MATERIALS, SO AS TO INCLUDE AN INSPECTION FEE; BY ADDING SECTION
 50-3-85 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO PRODUCE PUBLICATIONS ON STUDIES
 AND INVESTIGATIONS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR A FEE AND TO PRODUCE
 THE "SOUTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE" MAGAZINE, WHICH MUST BE SELF-SUSTAINING AND
 WHICH MAY OFFER ADVERTISING SPACE, TO ESTABLISH THE SUBSCRIPTION RATE BASED ON
 PRODUCTION COSTS, TO OFFER PRODUCTS FOR SALE PROMOTING NATURAL RESOURCES, AND
 TO PROVIDE THAT REVENUES FROM THESE PUBLICATIONS AND SALES MUST BE CREDITED TO
 THE DEPARTMENT; BY ADDING SECTION 50-23-530 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT
 TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO
 COLLECT THE CASUAL SALES TAX FOR WATERCRAFT AND OUTBOARD MOTOR REGISTRATION
 AND TITLING AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SHALL REIMBURSE THE
 DEPARTMENT FOR COLLECTING THIS TAX FROM REVENUE GENERATED BY THIS TAX; BY
 ADDING SECTION 50-3-75 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
 TO COLLECT AND EXPEND REVENUES FROM THE SALE OF GOODS AND SERVICES TO SUPPORT
 CERTAIN DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES NOT COVERED BY THE DEPARTMENT'S
 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION; BY ADDING SECTION 50-3-355 SO AS TO ALLOW NATURAL
 RESOURCE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ON SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT AN ANNUAL CLOTHING
 ALLOWANCE OF NOT MORE THAN SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PRORATION
 OF THE ALLOWANCE BASED ON THE ASSIGNMENT DURATION, TO PROVIDE THOSE
 CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN THE ALLOWANCE IS NOT ALLOWED, AND PROVIDE FOR THE ANNUAL
 ADJUSTMENT OF THE AMOUNT OF THE ALLOWANCE; BY ADDING SECTION 50-3-115 SO AS TO
 AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO PAY FOR THE COST OF A PHYSICAL FOR PERSONNEL WHO
 MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL BEFORE BEING COMMISSIONED AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER;
 TO AMEND SECTION 51-1-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE IMPOSITION AND RETENTION
 BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM OF SPECIFIC FEE AND OTHER
 REVENUES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO CARRY FORWARD INTO THE SUCCEEDING
 FISCAL YEAR UNEXPENDED FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR SPECIFIC ADVERTISING PURPOSES TO
 EXPENDED FUNDS FOR THE SAME PURPOSES AND TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO CLOSE THE
 STATE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ON WEEKENDS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-62-60, AS AMENDED,
 RELATING TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MAXIMUM FIFTEEN PERCENT REBATES
 AUTHORIZED FOR QUALIFYING PAYROLLS SUBJECT TO STATE INCOME TAX WITHHOLDING AND
 THEIR INSTATE EXPENDITURES, SO AS TO INCREASE THESE REBATES RESPECTIVELY TO
 TWENTY PERCENT AND THIRTY PERCENT AND TO REVISE THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH UP TO
 SEVEN PERCENT OF ADMISSIONS LICENSE TAX REVENUES ALLOCATED TO THE DEPARTMENT
 MAY BE USED; BY ADDING SECTION 13-1-1745 SO AS TO ALLOW A CARRY FORWARD INTO
 THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR CERTAIN FUNDS SET ASIDE FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES OF THE
 COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UNEXPENDED IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR
 AND PROVIDE THAT THESE FUNDS CARRIED FORWARD MUST BE EXPENDED FOR THE SAME
 PURPOSES; TO AMEND SECTION 13-1-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE
 SECRETARY OF COMMERCE, SO AS TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY TO APPOINT, ON A
 CONTRACTUAL BASIS, THE STAFFS OF THE FOREIGN OFFICER MAINTAINED BY THE
 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, AND TO MAKE SUCH APPOINTMENTS SUBJECT TO REVIEW BY THE
 OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD; TO AMEND
 SECTION 13-1-25, RELATING TO REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE
 TO FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO OR OTHERWISE RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE,
 SO AS TO REQUIRE APPLICATION FEES RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN CONNECTION
 WITH AN APPLICATION REQUIRING APPROVAL BY THE COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR
 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO BE DEPOSITED WITHIN FIVE BUSINESS DAYS OF COUNCIL'S
 APPROVAL; TO AMEND SECTION 13-1-380, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE RECYCLING
 MARKET DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, SO AS TO REVISE AN ANNUAL REPORTING DATE; BY
 ADDING SECTIONS 14-1-260 AND 14-1-270 BOTH SO AS TO PROHIBIT COUNTY SALARY
 SUPPLEMENTS FOR JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL AND TO REQUIRE ANY COUNTY TO
 PROVIDE AN OFFICE AND UTILITIES FOR CIRCUIT COURT AND FAMILY COURT JUDGES
 RESIDING IN THE COUNTY AND TO PROVIDE THAT EVERY COUNTY SHALL PROVIDE AN
 OFFICE AND UTILITIES FOR SUPREME COURT JUSTICES AND JUDGES OF THE COURT OF
 APPEALS AT THE REQUEST OF THE JUSTICE OR JUDGE; BY ADDING SECTION 1-7-175 SO
 AS TO ALLOW THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL TO USE UNEXPENDED FEDERAL FUNDS IN
 THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR TO PAY EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE PRIOR FISCAL YEAR, TO
 ALLOW THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL TO RETAIN FOR GENERAL OPERATION
 REIMBURSEMENTS RECEIVED FOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN A PRIOR FISCAL YEAR, AND TO
 PROVIDE THAT UNEXPENDED DONATIONS TO THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ARE
 CARRIED FORWARD AND MAY BE EXPENDED IN SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEARS BY AGREEMENT
 BETWEEN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE DONORS; TO AMEND SECTION 1-7-1000,
 RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF CIRCUIT SOLICITORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE
 GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT SHALL APPROPRIATE
 FUNDS FOR SALARIES OF CIRCUIT SOLICITORS IN AN AMOUNT THAT PROVIDES CIRCUIT
 SOLICITORS A SALARY EQUAL TO THE SALARY OF A CIRCUIT JUDGE, TO PROVIDE THAT
 THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT SHALL
 APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR A FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR MONTHLY EXPENSE ALLOWANCE FOR
 CIRCUIT SOLICITORS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPORTIONMENT OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED IN
 THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR STATE SUPPORT OF CIRCUIT SOLICITORS,
 AND PROVIDE FOR THE CARRY FORWARD OF SUCH FUNDS; BY ADDING SECTION 14-1-250 SO
 AS TO PROVIDE COUNSEL TO INDIGENT PERSONS IN TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
 CASES, ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES, REPRESENTATION OF JUVENILES, AND ANY OTHER
 APPLICABLE CIVIL COURT ACTIONS IN THIS STATE INVOLVING AN INDIGENT RESPONDENT,
 TO REQUIRE AN AFFIDAVIT LISTING THE FINANCIAL ASSETS OF PERSONS REQUESTING
 SUCH REPRESENTATION, PROVIDE A APPLICATION FEE OF FORTY DOLLARS FROM PERSONS
 REQUESTING COUNSEL AND FOR THE WAIVER OR REDUCTION OF THIS FEE, TO PROVIDE FOR
 THE USE OF THE FEE REVENUES BY THE COMMISSION ON INDIGENT DEFENSE, TO PROVIDE
 THE PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING COUNSEL IN MATTERS WHEN A JUVENILE IS BEFORE THE
 COURT, TO PROVIDE THAT COSTS OF REPRESENTATION CREATES A CLAIM AGAINST THE
 ASSETS AND ESTATE OF A PERSON PROVIDED COUNSEL OR THE PARENTS OR LEGAL
 GUARDIANS OF A JUVENILE PROVIDED COUNSEL; BY ADDING SECTIONS 23-3-22, 23-3-23,
 23-3-24, 23-3-52, 23-3-53, 23-3-54, 23-3-56, 23-3-57, 23-3-58, 23-3-59,
 23-3-60, 23-3-Previous117Next, 23-3-455, 23-3-675, 23-31-218, AND 40-18-35 SO AS TO
 PROVIDE THAT SLED MAY PROVIDE ITS AGENTS AN ANNUAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE, PAY THE
 COST OF PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS FOR ITS PERSONNEL WHO ARE REQUIRED TO RECEIVE
 PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS BEFORE RECEIVING A LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION, TO
 PROVIDE MEALS TO CERTAIN EMPLOYEES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSAL OF FUNDS
 AWARDED TO SLED BY COURT ORDER FROM DONATIONS, OR FROM CONTRIBUTIONS, TO
 PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN UNEXPENDED BALANCES FOR "SLED AGENTS OPERATIONS" FOR A
 PRIOR FISCAL YEAR MAY BE CARRIED FORWARD AND EXPENDED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE IN
 THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, TO PROVIDE THAT STATE APPROPRIATIONS TO SLED THAT ARE
 REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A MATCH FOR FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAMS IN A PRIOR FISCAL YEAR
 MAY BE CARRIED FORWARD INTO THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR AND EXPENDED FOR THE SAME
 PURPOSE AS ORIGINALLY APPROPRIATED, TO PROVIDE THAT SLED MAY CHARGE A WITNESS
 FEE FOR AN EMPLOYEE TESTIFYING IN A CIVIL MATTER WHICH DOES NOT INVOLVE THE
 STATE AS A PARTY IN INTEREST, TO PROVIDE THAT SLED MAY BE REIMBURSED FOR
 SECURITY-RELATED LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES PROVIDED TO ENTITIES THAT TRANSPORT
 SENSITIVE MATERIALS WITHIN THE STATE AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF
 THESE FEES, TO PROVIDE THAT SLED MAY COLLECT AN EXPUNGEMENT FEE FOR CERTAIN
 REQUESTS TO EXPUNGE CRIMINAL RECORDS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF
 THESE FEES, TO PROVIDE THAT SLED MAY COLLECT, EXPEND, RETAIN, AND CARRY
 FORWARD ALL FUNDS RECEIVED FROM OTHER STATE OR FEDERAL AGENCIES IN A CURRENT
 FISCAL YEAR AS REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENDITURES INCURRED IN THE CURRENT OR PRIOR
 FISCAL YEAR, TO PROVIDE THAT SLED MAY RETAIN, EXPEND, AND CARRY FORWARD ALL
 MONIES ASSOCIATED WITH ILLEGAL GAMING DEVICES SEIZED BY THE DIVISION UNDER
 CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN REVENUE GENERATED FROM THE
 OPERATION OF SLED'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMPUTER/COMMUNICATIONS CENTER MAY BE
 CARRIED FORWARD AND EXPENDED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE DURING THE CURRENT FISCAL
 YEAR, TO PROVIDE THAT SHERIFFS MAY COLLECT AN ANNUAL FEE FROM EACH SEX
 OFFENDER WHO IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF THE
 FEE, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN FUNDS COLLECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS,
 THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF
 JUVENILE JUSTICE TO PROCESS DNA SAMPLES MUST BE USED BY SLED TO OFFSET
 EXPENSES IT INCURS TO OPERATE THE STATE DNA DATABASE PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE THAT
 SLED MAY CHARGE A FEE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFIED CONCEALABLE WEAPONS
 PERMIT INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION AND USES OF
 REVENUES OF FEES IMPOSED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
 PURSUANT TO REGULATIONS ON PRIVATE SECURITY BUSINESSES AND THEIR EMPLOYEES; TO
 AMEND SECTION 23-3-50, RELATING TO CREDITING OF FEES COLLECTED BY SLED, SO AS
 TO DELETE AN OBSOLETE REFERENCE; BY ADDING SECTION 23-6-55, SO AS TO PROVIDE
 FOR THE USE OF CERTAIN FEES IMPOSED ON PRIVATE DETECTIVE AND PRIVATE SECURITY
 BUSINESSES AND BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE THEIR OWN SECURITY BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
 PUBLIC SAFETY TO PROVIDE SECURITY FOR STATE AGENCIES AND THE CAPITAL COMPLEX;
 BY ADDING SECTION 23-23-140 SO AS TO ALLOW THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING
 COUNCIL TO USE FEDERAL AND EARMARKED FUNDS AVAILABLE TO THE COUNCIL IN THE
 CURRENT FISCAL YEAR FOR EXPENSES INCURRED ON A PROJECT IN THE PRIOR FISCAL
 YEAR AND TO ALLOW THE COUNCIL TO COLLECT, EXPEND, RETAIN, AND CARRY FORWARD
 ALL FUNDS RECEIVED BY IT FROM STATE OR FEDERAL AGENCIES AS REIMBURSEMENT OF
 COUNCIL EXPENDITURES INCURRED IN THE CURRENT OR PRIOR FISCAL YEAR WHEN
 PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT ARE MOBILIZED AND EXPENSES INCURRED DUE TO AN
 EMERGENCY; TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-80, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO ACCOUNTS OF
 INMATES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR
 THE DISPOSITION OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS, NOMINAL COPAYS FOR CERTAIN MEDICAL
 EXPENSES, AND COSTS OF CREMATING AN UNCLAIMED DECEASED INMATE; BY ADDING
 SECTIONS 24-1-240, 24-1-245, AND 24-1-255 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE BY THE
 DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS OF FEDERAL FUNDS RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THE STATE
 CRIMINAL ALIEN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, AND
 FUNDS GENERATED BY WORK OF INMATES AT AN ADULT WORK ACTIVITY CENTER; TO AMEND
 SECTION 24-13-150, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO INMATES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA
 DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE SCHEDULE FOR MONTHLY RELEASE
 DATES FOR INMATES SERVING A SENTENCE OF SIX MONTHS OR MORE; TO AMEND SECTION
 17-7-10, RELATING TO CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REQUIRING AUTOPSY, SO AS TO
 EXCLUDE FROM THE AUTOPSY REQUIREMENT DEATH OF AN INMATE EXECUTED BY THE
 DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS PURSUANT TO AN ORDER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME
 COURT; BY ADDING SECTION 24-1-300 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN REVENUE
 DERIVED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS' CANTEEN OPERATIONS MAY BE RETAINED
 AND EXPENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO OPERATE THE CANTEENS AND PROVIDE FOR THE
 WELFARE OF INMATES, OR TO SUPPLEMENT THE COSTS OF OPERATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE
 THAT THE CANTEEN OPERATION IS AN ENTERPRISE FUND THAT IS NOT TO BE SUBSIDIZED
 BY STATE APPROPRIATED FUNDS; BY ADDING SECTION 24-13-180 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT
 THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MAY REQUIRE AN OFFENDER WHO FUNCTIONS AT LESS
 THAN AN EIGHTH GRADE LEVEL TO ENROLL AND ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN ACADEMIC
 PROGRAMS, AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THESE PROGRAMS; BY ADDING SECTION
 24-1-310 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
 MAY UTILIZE PRISON INDUSTRY FUNDS TO BENEFIT THE GENERAL WELFARE OF THE INMATE
 POPULATION OR SUPPLEMENT THE COSTS OF OPERATIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 24-1-320
 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MAY CHARGE AN INMATE WHO
 PARTICIPATES IN COMMUNITY PROGRAMS A FEE FOR THE COST OF SUPPLYING ELECTRONIC
 AND TELEPHONIC MONITORING; BY ADDING SECTION 24-1-330 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT
 THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MAY COLLECT AND RECORD PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
 INFORMATION FROM INMATES AND FILE AGAINST ANY PRIVATE INSURANCE POLICY
 COVERING AN INMATE TO RECOUP HEALTH CARE EXPENDITURES COVERED BY THE POLICY,
 AND TO PROVIDE THAT HEALTH CARE MUST BE PROVIDED TO AN INMATE REGARDLESS OF
 WHETHER HE IS COVERED BY INSURANCE; BY ADDING SECTION 24-13-670 SO AS TO
 PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MAY CHARGE AN INMATE A
 TRANSPORTATION FEE TO PARTICIPATE IN ITS WORK RELEASE PROGRAM AND TO PROVIDE
 FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THIS FEE; BY ADDING SECTION 24-1-340 SO AS TO PROVIDE
 THAT INMATE BARBERS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS INMATE BARBERING PROGRAM
 SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LICENSING REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION
 24-21-87, RELATING TO FEES ALLOWED TO BE IMPOSED UPON OFFENDERS UNDER THE
 JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON
 SERVICES, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO IMPOSE FEES ON OFFENDERS FOR
 DRUG TESTING, FOR TRANSFER OUT OF STATE PURSUANT TO THE INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR
 ADULT OFFENDER SUPERVISION, AND FOR OFFENDERS ORDERED TO PUBLIC SERVICE
 EMPLOYMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 63-19-350, RELATING TO COMMUNITY SERVICES
 PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, SO AS TO ALLOW UP TO A TEN-DAY
 REDUCTION OF THE PROBATIONARY OR PAROLE TERM OF PROBATIONERS AND PAROLEES
 UNDER THE DEPARTMENT'S SUPERVISION FOR EACH MONTH OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS
 AND CONDITIONS OF THE PROBATION OR PAROLE ORDER; TO AMEND SECTION 63-19-420,
 RELATING TO AUTHORIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE TO SELL
 CERTAIN NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO DIRECT THAT FUNDS DERIVED FROM THE SALE BE
 USED FOR FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES, RATHER THAN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; BY ADDING
 SECTION 63-19-500 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE TO
 CONDUCT AND PAY FOR DRUG TESTING OF POTENTIAL AND CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE
 DEPARTMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 63-19-360, RELATING TO INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES
 PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE PLACING
 OF JUVENILES IN MARINE AND WILDERNESS PROGRAMS AND OTHER COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
 OPERATED BY NONGOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND
 SECTION 1-13-70, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE STATE HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION,
 SO AS TO ALLOW THE COMMISSION TO RETAIN, CARRY FORWARD, AND EXPEND FOR THE
 PURPOSE OF GENERAL OPERATIONS CERTAIN REVENUE DERIVED FROM SPECIFICALLY
 DELINEATED SOURCES; TO AMEND SECTION 1-31-30, RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION
 AND FUNDING OF THE STATE COMMISSION FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS, SO AS TO ALLOW THE
 COMMISSION TO RETAIN, CARRY FORWARD, AND EXPEND FOR THE SAME PURPOSE CERTAIN
 REVENUE DERIVED FROM PRIVATE SOURCES FOR AGENCY RESEARCH, FORUMS, TRAINING,
 AND INSTITUTES; BY ADDING SECTION 1-31-60 SO AS TO ALLOW THE STATE COMMISSION
 FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS TO RETAIN AND CARRY FORWARD CERTAIN FUNDS; BY ADDING
 SECTION 37-6-513 SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO RETAIN
 FUNDS IT RECEIVES IN SETTLEMENTS OF CASES OF VIOLATIONS WITHIN ITS
 JURISDICTION AND TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO RETAIN SPECIFIED FEES, TO PROVIDE
 FOR THE USES OF THESE RETAINED SETTLEMENT FUNDS AND FEES, AND TO ALLOW CERTAIN
 OF THESE FUNDS AND SPECIFIC OTHER FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT
 UNEXPENDED AT THE END OF A FISCAL YEAR TO CARRY FORWARD TO THE DEPARTMENT IN
 THE SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR; BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-347 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE
 DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO CHARGE AND COLLECT PROCESSING AND OTHER FEES
 TO RECOVER THE COSTS OF PRODUCTION, PURCHASE, HANDLING, AND MAILING OF
 DOCUMENTS AND DATA, TO PROVIDE THAT THESE FEES MAY NOT EXCEED FEES CHARGED BY
 THE DEPARTMENT FOR THESE PURPOSES AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2001, TO ALLOW THE
 DEPARTMENT TO CHARGE FEES TO RECOVER THE COSTS OF AUDITING AND COMPLIANCE WITH
 FEDERAL AND STATE STATUTES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING PERSONAL INFORMATION
 ALLOWED OR REQUIRED BY LAW TO BE PROVIDED TO RECIPIENTS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE
 SUCH INFORMATION, TO PROVIDE THAT NO SUCH FEE MAY BE CHARGED A STATE AGENCY,
 AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE REVENUE OF ALL FEES IMPOSED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
 MUST BE CREDITED TO A SPECIAL RESTRICTED ACCOUNT FOR THE USE OF THE DEPARTMENT
 OF MOTOR VEHICLES; BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-7 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE
 DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY NOT SELL OR OTHERWISE PROVIDE TO PRIVATE
 PARTIES DRIVERS LICENSE OR IDENTIFICATION CARD PHOTOGRAPHS AND TO PROVIDE THAT
 SUCH IMAGES ARE NOT CONSIDERED PUBLIC RECORDS; BY ADDING SECTION 41-27-655 SO
 AS TO PROVIDE USER FEES COLLECTED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA OCCUPATIONAL
 INFORMATION COORDINATING COMMITTEE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND
 WORKFORCE MAY BE RETAINED BY THE COMMITTEE FOR ITS OPERATIONS AND CARRIED
 FORWARD AND PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN EARMARKED FUNDS COLLECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT
 MAY BE RETURNED BY IT AND CARRIED FORWARD; TO AMEND SECTION 57-11-80, RELATING
 TO THE BUDGET OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO
 PROVIDE FOR THE CARRY FORWARD INTO THE SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR OF ALL
 UNEXPENDED FEDERAL FUNDS, STATE GENERAL FUND REVENUES, AND BOND PROCEEDS AND
 PROVIDE THAT EXPENDITURES OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR A FISCAL YEAR MAY NOT EXCEED
 THE TOTAL OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO AND AUTHORIZED FOR THE USE OF THE
 DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING BOND PROCEEDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, PLUS ANY CASH
 BALANCES CARRIED FORWARD FROM THE PRIOR FISCAL YEAR; BY ADDING SECTIONS
 57-11-30, 57-11-50, AND 57-11-60 ALL SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF
 TRANSPORTATION TO ESTABLISH SPECIAL FUNDS IN THE STATE TREASURY WITH THE STATE
 TREASURER'S APPROVAL, TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO ESTABLISH A FEE SCHEDULE FOR
 PROVIDING COPIES BASED ON ESTIMATED ACTUAL COST, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE
 DEPARTMENT MUST BE CHARGED NOT MORE THAN IN-DISTRICT WATER AND SEWER RATES AT
 ITS REST AREAS; BY ADDING SECTION 57-3-787 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF
 TRANSPORTATION MAY PROVIDE MEALS TO ITS EMPLOYEES WHO MAY NOT LEAVE ASSIGNED
 DUTY STATIONS AND MUST WORK DURING DEPLOYMENT, EMERGENCY SIMULATION EXERCISES,
 AND WHEN THE GOVERNOR DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY; BY ADDING SECTIONS
 55-1-110, 55-1-120, 55-1-130, AND 55-1-140 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT REVENUE
 RECEIVED FROM THE RENTAL OF THE DIVISION'S OFFICE SPACE MAY BE RETAINED AND
 EXPENDED TO COVER THE COST OF BUILDING OPERATIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE
 DIVISION SHALL PROVIDE HANGAR AND PARKING FACILITIES FOR GOVERNMENT OWNED OR
 OPERATED AIRCRAFT ON A FIRST COME BASIS AND THAT PERSONNEL FROM THE AGENCY
 OWNING AND OPERATING THE AIRCRAFT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR GROUND MOVEMENT OF ITS
 AIRCRAFT, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORTS SHALL RECEIVE FUNDING
 PRIOR TO THE FOUR AIR CARRIER AIRPORTS, TO SPECIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH
 AVIATION GRANTS APPROPRIATED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL BE EXPENDED; TO
 AMEND SECTION 2-15-65, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL
 WITH RESPECT TO AUDITS OF FEDERAL TITLE XX PROGRAMS, SO AS TO ALLOW THE
 COUNCIL TO USE ITS APPROPRIATIONS TO MATCH FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR
 AUDITS AND REVIEWS AND ALLOW THE COUNCIL TO CHARGE AUDITED AGENCIES FOR ANY
 FEDERAL FUNDS AVAILABLE TO THE AGENCY FOR AUDITS AND REVIEWS; TO AMEND SECTION
 1-23-640, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE LOCATION IN COLUMBIA OF THE PRINCIPAL
 OFFICES OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT COUNTIES IN
 WHICH ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT JUDGES RESIDE SHOULD PROVIDE, AT THE JUDGE'S
 REQUEST, OFFICE SPACE AND UTILITIES, INCLUDING TELEPHONE FOR THE JUDGE WITHIN
 THE COUNTY'S EXISTING FACILITIES IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE AND PROVIDE THAT THE
 REQUEST MAY BE MADE ONLY BY A JUDGE WHO RESIDES MORE THAN FIFTY MILES FROM THE
 COURT'S PRINCIPAL OFFICES; BY ADDING SECTION 1-23-675 SO AS TO ALLOW THE
 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT TO RETAIN REVENUES IT RECEIVES FOR PRINTING AND
 DISTRIBUTION OF COURT DOCUMENTS AND USE THOSE REVENUES TO DEFRAY THE COSTS OF
 PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTING THOSE DOCUMENTS; BY ADDING SECTION 1-3-60 SO AS TO
 PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN FUNDS ALLOCATED TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE FOR EXECUTIVE
 POLICY AND PROGRAMS MAY BE CARRIED FORWARD AND USED FOR MATCHING COMMITTED AND
 UNANTICIPATED GRANT FUNDS; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1140, RELATING TO THE
 FUNCTIONS OF THE CHILDREN'S CASE RESOLUTION SYSTEM, SO AS TO PROVIDE UNDER
 CERTAIN CONDITIONS THAT AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED TO THE CHILDREN'S CASE RESOLUTION
 SYSTEM FOR PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF HANDICAPPED SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN MUST BE USED
 FOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE EVALUATION OF CHILDREN REFERRED TO THE SYSTEM TO
 FACILITATE APPROPRIATE PLACEMENT AND TO PAY CERTAIN PERCENTAGES OF THE EXCESS
 COST OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT OVER AND ABOVE ONE-PER-PUPIL SHARE OF STATE AND
 LOCAL FUNDS GENERATED BY THE EDUCATION FINANCE ACT AND THE ONE-PER-PUPIL SHARE
 OF APPLICABLE FEDERAL FUNDS AND TO DEFINE 'SIGNIFICANT FISCAL IMPACT'; BY
 ADDING SECTION 16-3-1430 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS THE INTENT OF THE GENERAL
 ASSEMBLY THAT AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED FOR VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS IN
 SOLICITORS' OFFICES MUST BE IN ADDITION TO AMOUNTS PROVIDED BY THE COUNTIES
 FOR THESE SERVICES, TO PROVIDE THAT EACH SOLICITOR'S OFFICE SHALL SUBMIT AN
 ANNUAL FINANCIAL AND PROGRAMMATIC REPORT FOR THE PRECEDING FISCAL YEAR BY
 OCTOBER FIRST OF EACH YEAR, TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR THE
 VICTIM/WITNESS PROGRAM MUST BE EQUALLY DIVIDED AMONG THE JUDICIAL CIRCUITS,
 LESS ADJUSTMENTS MADE FOR BUDGET REDUCTIONS, AND TO ENUMERATE THE TYPES OF
 SERVICES FOR WHICH THESE FUNDS MAY BE USED; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-700,
 RELATING TO THE DIVISION FOR REVIEW OF THE FOSTER CARE OF CHILDREN, SO AS TO
 AUTHORIZE THE DIVISION TO RESTRUCTURE CERTAIN PROGRAMS IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN
 CONTINUOUS OPERATIONS WITHIN EXISTING RESOURCES AS DICTATED BY BUDGET
 REDUCTIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT RESTRUCTURING DECISIONS MUST BE BASED ON THE
 AVAILABILITY OF EXISTING FUNDS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS AUTHORITY SUPERSEDES
 PREVIOUS STATUTORY OR REGULATORY MANDATES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-500, AS
 AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CASS ELIAS MCCARTER GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM, SO TO
 PROVIDE THAT BOTH THE PROGRAM AND THE FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE OFFICE OF THE
 GOVERNOR, DIVISION OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES, GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM MUST BE
 ADMINISTERED SEPARATELY FROM OTHER PROGRAMS WITHIN THE DIVISION OF CHILDREN'S
 SERVICES AND MUST BE EXPENDED FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM
 PROGRAM, AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO REDUCE THE RATE OF
 INTEREST PAID ON ELIGIBLE REFUNDS BY TWO PERCENTAGE POINTS WITH THE RESULTING
 REVENUE TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM'S OPERATIONS; TO
 AMEND SECTION 63-11-1330, RELATING TO THE CONTINUUM OF CARE FOR EMOTIONALLY
 DISTURBED CHILDREN DIVISION, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DIVISION TO CARRY FORWARD
 APPROPRIATED FUNDS FOR THE CONTINUATION OF SERVICES; TO AMEND SECTION 10-3-60,
 RELATING TO RENT REVENUE FROM THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION COMPLEX, SO AS TO PROVIDE
 FOR THE RETENTION AND USES FOR THE COLLECTED REVENUE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT
 UNEXPENDED FUNDS MUST BE CARRIED FORWARD FROM THE PRIOR FISCAL YEAR AND USED
 FOR THE SAME PURPOSE; TO AMEND SECTION 43-21-110, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE
 DIVISION ON AGING WITHIN THE OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SO AS TO
 CORRECT ARCHAIC LANGUAGE, TO DIRECT CERTAIN USES OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED UNDER
 DISTRIBUTION TO SUBDIVISIONS, TO AUTHORIZE THE DIVISION TO RECEIVE AND EXPEND
 REGISTRATION FEES FOR EDUCATIONAL, TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PURPOSES, AND TO
 PROVIDE THAT UNEXPENDED FUNDS FROM APPROPRIATIONS TO THE OFFICE ON AGING FOR
 HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES SHALL BE CARRIED FORWARD FROM THE PRIOR
 FISCAL YEAR AND USED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE; BY ADDING SECTION 11-3-135 SO AS TO
 ALLOW THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN EMPLOYEES TO SIGN WARRANTS
 IN HIS STEAD, TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE TREASURER TO ACCEPT THESE WARRANTS WHEN
 NOTIFIED BY THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE SIGNATURE OF
 DESIGNEES DOES NOT RELIEVE THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR
 WARRANTS SIGNED BY DESIGNEES; BY ADDING SECTION 11-5-145 SO AS TO ALLOW THE
 STATE TREASURER TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN EMPLOYEES TO SIGN PAYMENTS IN HIS STEAD;
 TO AMEND SECTION 11-9-660, RELATING TO LEGAL INVESTMENTS FOR STATE FUNDS
 INVESTED BY THE STATE TREASURER, SO AS TO ALLOW THE STATE TREASURER TO POOL
 FUNDS FROM ACCOUNTS FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSES; BY ADDING SECTION 11-35-1270 SO
 AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEFORE ANY GOVERNMENTAL BODY PROCURES ANY ARTIFACTS WITH A
 VALUE IN EXCESS OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, THE AGENCY HEAD SHALL PREPARE A
 WRITTEN DETERMINATION SPECIFYING THE NEED FOR SUCH OBJECTS AND DETERMINING
 THAT THE ITEM IS REASONABLY PRICED, EXCEPT WHERE SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORITY
 IS OTHERWISE PROVIDED, FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS
 COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 11-35-710, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS ALLOWED CERTAIN
 AGENCIES AND CERTAIN ITEMS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROCUREMENT CODE, SO AS TO
 DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION AND THE SOUTH
 CAROLINA MUSEUM COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 11-35-1510, RELATING TO THOSE
 STATE PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS EXEMPT FROM COMPETITIVE SEALED BIDDING, SO AS TO
 EXEMPT THE PROCUREMENT OF HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS, SCIENTIFIC SPECIMENS, AND ART
 WORK; TO AMEND SECTION 10-1-10, RELATING TO MAINTAINING THE STATE HOUSE AND
 ITS GROUNDS, SO AS TO REQUIRE FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE STATE BUDGET AND
 CONTROL BOARD FOR STATE HOUSE MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONS, AND RENOVATIONS TO GO
 INTO A SEPARATE FUND EXPENDITURE FROM WHICH MUST BE REPORTED TO THE STATE
 HOUSE COMMITTEE; BY ADDING SECTION 8-11-172 SO AS TO PROVIDE THOSE
 CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH STATE EMPLOYEES MAY RECEIVE SALARY SUPPLEMENTS, THE
 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPPLEMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH
 APPROPRIATED FUNDS ARE DISTRIBUTED FOR SALARY INCREASES; TO AMEND SECTION
 1-11-725, RELATING TO THE EXPERIENCE RATING OF LOCAL DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL
 NEEDS ENTITIES FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE
 PREMIUM COSTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDING INCREASES MUST BE PROVIDED TO
 THESE ENTITIES FOR THEIR EMPLOYER SHARE OF HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE
 PREMIUMS AS SUCH INCREASES ARE PROVIDED FOR STATE AGENCIES; TO AMEND SECTION
 1-11-720, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THOSE ENTITIES ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN
 THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE PLANS, SO AS TO ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE
 STATE LOTTERY COMMISSION AND BOARD MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA
 TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BANK AND THEIR ELIGIBLE DEPARTMENTS TO
 PARTICIPATE IN THE PLANS UPON PAYMENT OF THE FULL PREMIUM COST; BY ADDING
 SECTION 1-11-765 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THROUGH THE EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM
 ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD THE EMPLOYEE ADOPTION
 ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND PROVIDE FOR ITS ADMINISTRATION AND FUNDING; BY ADDING
 SECTION 8-7-100 SO AS TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL ACCRUED ANNUAL LEAVE AND UP TO
 NINETY DAYS OF ACCUMULATED SICK LEAVE TO BE USED AS ANNUAL LEAVE IN A CALENDAR
 YEAR BY PERMANENT FULL-TIME STATE EMPLOYEES ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY AS A
 RESULT OF AN EMERGENCY OR CONFLICT DECLARED BY THE PRESIDENT; BY ADDING
 SECTION 59-101-182 SO AS TO REQUIRE ANTENNA AND TOWER OPERATIONS ON CAMPUSES
 OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS TO CONFORM TO PRESENT AND FUTURE CAMPUSES MASTER PLANS
 AS DETERMINED SOLELY BY THE INSTITUTION; TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-710, AS
 AMENDED, RELATING TO THE INSURANCE PROGRAM REQUIRED TO BE OFFERED TO STATE
 EMPLOYEES UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, SO
 AS TO AUTHORIZE THAT BOARD TO DIFFERENTIATE IN THE PREMIUMS CHARGED TO SMOKERS
 AND NONSMOKERS IN THE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS AND ESTABLISH A MAXIMUM
 DIFFERENTIAL; TO AMEND SECTION 8-11-160, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE AGENCY
 HEAD SALARY COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION ON INDIGENT
 DEFENSE AND THE PROSECUTION COORDINATION COMMISSION ARE SUBJECT TO THE
 JURISDICTION OF THE AGENCY HEAD SALARY COMMISSION AND PROVIDE THE REQUIREMENTS
 FOR SALARY NEGOTIATIONS TO FILL A VACANCY FOR A STATE AGENCY HEAD OR TECHNICAL
 COLLEGE PRESIDENT, TO PROVIDE A MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM RANGE FOR SUCH SALARIES,
 TO PROVIDE THOSE REQUIREMENTS FOR NEWLY ESTABLISHED AGENCIES AND TECHNICAL
 COLLEGES; TO AMEND SECTION 8-11-165, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO, AMONG OTHER
 THINGS, A PERIODIC STUDY OF COMPENSATION FOR AGENCY HEADS AND TECHNICAL
 COLLEGE PRESIDENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COMPENSATION STUDY TO BE CONDUCTED
 EVERY FOUR YEARS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR A PERIODIC STUDY OF AGENCY HEAD AND
 TECHNICAL COLLEGE PRESIDENT COMPENSATION; BY ADDING SECTIONS 12-4-398,
 12-4-400, 12-4-402, AND 12-4-404 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR REIMBURSEMENT TO THE
 DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE FOR THE EXPENSES INCURRED BY CERTAIN SUBPOENAED
 EMPLOYEES, TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS AWARDED THAT DEPARTMENT MUST BE RETAINED AND
 CARRIED FORWARD AND PROVIDE FOR THEIR USE, BY PROVIDING FOR THAT DEPARTMENT TO
 SHARE EQUALLY WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA BUSINESS ONE STOP PROGRAM COLLECTION
 ASSISTANCE FEES, PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THESE FEES AND PROVIDE THAT UNEXPENDED
 FEES ARE CARRIED FORWARD TO SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEARS AND USED AND SHARED IN THE
 SAME MANNER; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-2420, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE
 IMPOSITION OF AND EXEMPTIONS FROM THE ADMISSIONS LICENSE TAX; BY ADDING
 SECTION 11-5-135 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE TREASURER SHALL DISTRIBUTE
 AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT AS STATE SALARY
 SUPPLEMENTS FOR COUNTY CLERKS OF COURT, PROBATE JUDGES, SHERIFFS, REGISTERS OF
 DEEDS, CORONERS, AUDITORS, AND TREASURERS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER AND
 TIMING OF THESE DISTRIBUTIONS, AND TO EXPRESS THE INTENT OF THE GENERAL
 ASSEMBLY WITH RESPECT TO THESE DISTRIBUTIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 8-1-195 SO AS
 TO ALLOW STATE AGENCIES AND OFFICES TO PAY THE MANDATORY SOUTH CAROLINA BAR
 DUES OWED BY ATTORNEYS EMPLOYED BY THESE AGENCIES AND OFFICES; BY ADDING
 ARTICLE 27 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1 SO AS TO ALLOW AGENCIES RECEIVING CASE
 SERVICES APPROPRIATIONS TO EXPEND PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR APPROPRIATIONS ON CASE
 SERVICE OBLIGATIONS INCURRED IN THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR BUT NOT BILLED UNTIL
 THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN AGENCIES MAY EXPEND
 APPROPRIATIONS TO COVER PROGRAM OPERATIONS OF PRIOR FISCAL YEARS WHERE
 ADJUSTMENT OF PRIOR YEARS ARE NECESSARY UNDER FEDERAL REGULATIONS OR AUDIT
 EXCEPTIONS, TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS THAT OPERATE A
 CHILDCARE FACILITY TO CHARGE FEES COMPARABLE TO PRIVATE CHILDCARE FACILITIES;
 TO PROHIBIT A STATE AGENCY FROM EXPENDING FUNDS FOR ANY TYPE OF MENU OPTION
 TELEPHONE ANSWERING DEVICE, AND TO SPECIFY WHEN THE PROHIBITION APPLIES, AND
 TO ALLOW A STATE AGENCY TO USE AN INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT TO OFFSET EXPENSES
 RELATED TO THE CLAIM; BY ADDING CHAPTER 136 TO TITLE 44 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE
 SOUTH CAROLINA HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DATA WAREHOUSE AND PROVIDE FOR ITS
 OPERATION; BY ADDING SECTION 8-11-125 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THAT IT IS THE POLICY
 OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO CONDUCT ALL PERSONNEL POLICIES AND ACTIONS
 IN A NONDISCRIMINATORY MANNER AND PROVIDE FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION TO REMEDY THE
 EFFECTS OF PAST DISCRIMINATION, TO PROVIDE FOR STATE AGENCY REPORTING TO THE
 STATE HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION OF EMPLOYMENT DUTIES ALLOWING THAT COMMISSION
 TO REVIEW THE SUCCESS OF THE AGENCY'S AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN, TO PROVIDE FOR
 NOTICE TO THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD OF AN AGENCY NOT MAKING
 SATISFACTORY PROGRESS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR ACTION BY THAT BOARD TO ENSURE GOOD
 FAITH EFFORTS TO COMPLY; BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-195 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR
 CONTROL OVER THE NUMBER OF STATE EMPLOYEES BY REQUIRING THE STATE BUDGET AND
 CONTROL BOARD TO SUPERVISE THOSE NUMBERS BY THE SYSTEM OF TRACKING FULL-TIME
 EQUIVALENT POSITIONS (FTE'S) AND PROVIDE FOR THE MONITORING AND REPORTING OF
 THE NUMBER OF STATE EMPLOYEES USING THE FTE MEASURE; BY ADDING SECTION
 11-11-235 SO AS TO ALLOW STATE AGENCIES TO CARRY FORWARD UP TO TEN PERCENT OF
 UNSPENT GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AT THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR TO THE
 SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR, TO PROVIDE HOW THIS CARRY FORWARD IS CALCULATED, TO
 PROVIDE FOR THE SUSPENSION OF THIS CARRY FORWARD IF THERE IS A YEAR END
 GENERAL FUND DEFICIT AND THE USE OF THESE CARRY FORWARDS TO REPLACE THE
 DEFICIT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT CARRY FORWARDS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN AN AGENCY'S
 GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS BASE; BY ADDING SECTION 2-7-131 SO AS TO REQUIRE
 EACH STATE AGENCY TO PROVIDE A REPORT DETAILING THE AMOUNT OF ITS OUTSTANDING
 DEBT AND ALL METHODS IT HAS USED TO COLLECT THAT DEBT; BY ADDING SECTION
 11-11-265 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE MEDICAID PLAN SHALL PROVIDE BENEFITS
 TO DISABLED CHILDREN, AND TO REQUIRE CERTAIN AGENCIES TO IDENTIFY FUNDS THAT
 CAN BE USED AS STATE MATCH TO SERVE DISABLED CHILDREN; BY ADDING SECTION
 34-11-140 SO AS TO ALLOW A STATE AGENCY TO COLLECT A SERVICE CHARGE TO COVER
 THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PROCESSING AND COLLECTION OF CERTAIN DISHONORED
 INSTRUMENTS OR ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS; BY ADDING SECTIONS 8-11-188 AND 8-11-189
 SO AS TO ALLOW STATE AGENCIES, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN
 RESOURCES OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO
 REALIGN RESOURCES INCLUDING SEPARATION INCENTIVE PAYMENTS AND CONTINUED
 EMPLOYER PAYMENT OF HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE PREMIUMS NOT TO EXCEED ONE
 YEAR, TO PROVIDE THAT PROGRAM PARTICIPATION IS VOLUNTARY AND PROVIDE OTHER
 APPLICABLE PROVISIONS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, TO ALLOW STATE AGENCY HEADS
 AND CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS TO TAKE UP TO THIRTY-SIX FURLOUGH DAYS IN A FISCAL
 YEAR AND PROVIDE FOR THE STATUS OF THESE OFFICERS WHILE FURLOUGHED, AND TO
 ALLOW AGENCY HEADS TO INSTITUTE A VOLUNTARY FURLOUGH PROGRAM FOR AGENCY
 EMPLOYEES OF UP TO NINETY DAYS IN A FISCAL YEAR AND PROVIDE FOR THE
 CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH SUCH A PROGRAM MAY BE INSTITUTED AND THE STATUS OF
 AFFECTED EMPLOYEES; TO AMEND SECTION 11-11-170, RELATING TO THE USE OF
 REVENUES PAYABLE PURSUANT TO THE MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, SO AS TO
 AUTHORIZE STATE AGENCIES TO RETAIN AND CARRY FORWARD ANY UNEXPENDED TOBACCO
 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT FUNDS FROM THE PRIOR FISCAL YEAR INTO THE CURRENT FISCAL
 YEAR AND TO EXPEND SUCH FUNDS FOR THE SAME PURPOSE; BY ADDING SECTION 25-11-95
 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DIRECTORS OF THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS TO APPOINT
 AN ADDITIONAL CLAIMS REPRESENTATIVE WHO, IN ADDITION TO BEING CHARGED WITH THE
 DUTY OF ASSISTING ALL EX-SERVICEMEN, ALSO SHALL SPECIALIZE IN THE SPECIFIC
 NEEDS AND DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH VETERANS OF THE VIETNAM ERA, AND TO FURTHER
 PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES OF THE ADDITIONAL CLAIMS REPRESENTATIVE; BY ADDING
 SECTION 59-1-485 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND
 HUMANITIES, SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS, WIL LOU GRAY
 OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL, AND JOHN DE LA HOWE SCHOOL TO CHARGE, EXPEND, AND CARRY
 FORWARD UNEXPENDED FEE REVENUES TO SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEARS, FEES CHARGED FOR
 FACILITY AND EQUIPMENT RENTAL AND REGISTRATION AT THESE SCHOOLS; TO AMEND
 SECTION 1-1-970, RELATING TO PERSONNEL DATA REQUIRED TO BE REPORTED TO THE
 DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, SO AS TO
 REVISE THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-225 SO AS TO
 AUTHORIZE THE STATE BUDGET DIVISION TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE IN THE PHASE-IN OF
 THE OPERATIONS OF RESTRUCTURED STATE AGENCIES; TO AMEND SECTION 11-11-15,
 RELATING TO THE GOVERNOR'S SUBMISSION OF THE RECOMMENDED STATE BUDGET FOR THE
 UPCOMING FISCAL YEAR TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT
 RECOMMENDED BUDGET TO BE CERTIFIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF STATE
 BUDGET OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, OR THE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE, IN
 THE SAME MANNER AS ARE THE VERSIONS OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL
 PASSED BY THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE AND THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE;
 BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-560 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
 TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DATA AND REPORTS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AT NO
 COST; BY ADDING SECTION 14-1-237 SO AS TO IMPOSE A FIVE DOLLAR SURCHARGE FOR
 MISDEMEANOR TRAFFIC OFFENSES OR NONTRAFFIC VIOLATIONS IN GENERAL SESSIONS
 COURT, MAGISTRATES OR MUNICIPAL COURT FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA
 CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY, TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SURCHARGE DOES NOT APPLY TO
 PARKING VIOLATIONS AND MAY NOT BE WAIVED, SUSPENDED, OR REDUCED, AND TO
 PROVIDE FOR THE REMITTING, TRANSFER, AND ACCOUNTING FOR THIS SURCHARGE
 REVENUE.

   01/10/13  Senate Introduced and read first time
   01/10/13  Senate Referred to Committee on Finance
   02/20/13  Senate Committee report: Favorable Finance
                     (Senate Journal-page 29)



VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/10/2013
2/20/2013



S. 211

Indicates Matter Stricken

Indicates New Matter

COMMITTEE REPORT

February 20, 2013

S. 211

Introduced by Senator Leatherman

S. Printed 2/20/13--S.

Read the first time January 10, 2013.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

To whom was referred a Bill (S. 211) to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, enacting the "Budget Proviso Codification Act of 2013"; by adding Sections 59-17-160 and 59-17-170, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

HUGH K. LEATHERMAN, SR. for Committee.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, ENACTING THE "BUDGET PROVISO CODIFICATION ACT OF 2013"; BY ADDING SECTIONS 59-17-160 AND 59-17-170 SO AS TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEDICAID PROGRAM BY SEEKING APPROPRIATE REIMBURSEMENTS FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION THEY PROVIDE AND PROHIBIT THE USE OF MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENTS TO DISTRICTS BEING USED TO SUPPLANT OTHER SPENDING ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES AND TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PROVIDE THE EDUCATION SERVICES REQUIRED BY LAW TO STUDENTS HOUSED IN LOCAL JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITIES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT SUCH STUDENTS MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE DISTRICT'S CALCULATION OF AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP FOR PURPOSES OF STATE FUNDING FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS; BY ADDING SECTIONS 59-69-280 AND 59-69-290 SO AS TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE DISTRICT'S GOVERNING BODY, TO MAINTAIN A BANK ACCOUNT TO PAY OBLIGATIONS OF THE DISTRICT AND PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE COUNTY TREASURER TRANSFERS FUNDS TO THESE ACCOUNTS AND TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS, IN COMPENSATING FOR FUNDING REDUCTIONS, TO GIVE PRIORITY FOR FUNDING FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS AND CLASSROOM OPERATIONS; BY ADDING SECTIONS 59-5-170, 59-5-180, AND 59-5-190 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WITH RESPECT TO ENSURING THE PAYMENT OF HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR RETIREES DUE FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE FUNDS PROVIDED FOR TEACHERS' SALARIES MAY BE USED TO PAY SALARIES OF TEACHERS HOLDING TEMPORARY CERTIFICATES, AND TO PUT A TIME LIMIT FOR STATE FUNDING FOR TEACHERS HOLDING TEMPORARY CERTIFICATES, AND TO ALLOW THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO TRANSFER FUNDS BETWEEN BUDGET ACCOUNTS AND TO IDENTIFY AND REMIT FUNDS REQUIRED FOR MEDICAID PROGRAM CASH MATCH TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES; BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-485 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT STATE FUNDS MUST NOT BE APPROPRIATED TO A SCHOOL THAT PARTICIPATES WITH OR IS A MEMBER OF AN ASSOCIATION WITH POLICIES THAT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST OR AFFORD DIFFERENT TREATMENT OF STUDENTS BASED ON RACE OR NATIONAL ORIGIN; TO AMEND SECTION 59-51-20, RELATING TO SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE WIL LOU GRAY OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL, SO AS TO EXTEND ITS SERVICES TO TRUANTS FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER; BY ADDING SECTION 59-51-60 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN SIXTEEN YEAR OLD STUDENTS AT THE WIL LOU GRAY OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THE GED TEST AND REQUIRE SUCH STUDENTS TO TAKE THE GED PRACTICE TEST AND ACHIEVE A SPECIFIED SCORE; BY ADDING SECTION 59-51-25 SO AS TO ALLOW THE WIL LOU GRAY OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL TO CARRY FORWARD DEFERRED SALARIES AND EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS FOR NON-TWELVE MONTH SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, TO RETAIN, EXPEND, AND CARRY FORWARD REVENUES OF THE SALE OF GOODS GENERATED BY SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND PROVIDE THE USE OF THESE FUNDS, TO RETAIN AND CARRY FORWARD LEASE REVENUE AND PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THESE FUNDS, TO RETAIN AND EXPEND UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GRANT FUNDS ON FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS, TO EXPEND FUNDS PROVIDED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR VOCATIONAL EQUIPMENT ON EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND, AT THE DIRECTION OF THE TRUSTEES, USE IMPROVED FORESTRY PRACTICES IN THE SCHOOL'S TIMBER HOLDINGS AND USE ANY REVENUES DERIVED FROM THESE PRACTICES AND OTHER SOURCES TO IMPROVE SCHOOL PROPERTY AND FOR OTHER SCHOOL PURPOSES; TO AMEND SECTION 59-47-70, RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 59-47-90, RELATING TO MAINTENANCE FEES WHICH MAY BE CHARGED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE SCHOOL TO IMPOSE A STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE NOT TO EXCEED FORTY DOLLARS, TO ALLOW THE AMOUNT OF THE FEE TO DIFFERENTIATE BASED ON FAMILY INCOME AND PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THE ACTIVITY FEE, TO AUTHORIZE THE SCHOOL TO CHARGE A FEE FOR THE SERVICES OF MOBILITY INSTRUCTION AND PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THIS FEE, AND TO ALLOW THE SCHOOL TO IMPOSE APPROPRIATE CHARGES AND FEES FOR THE ADULT VOCATIONAL PROGRAM AND PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THE REVENUES; BY ADDING SECTION 59-47-105 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND SHALL RECEIVE EDUCATIONAL FINANCE ACT APPROPRIATIONS EQUAL TO THE AVERAGE STATE SHARE OF THE REQUIRED WEIGHTED COST FOR EACH ENROLLED STUDENT; BY ADDING SECTION 59-47-35 SO AS TO ALLOW THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND TO CARRY FORWARD DEFERRED SALARIES AND EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS FOR NON-TWELVE MONTH SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, TO RETAIN, EXPEND, AND CARRY FORWARD REVENUES OF THE SALE OF GOODS GENERATED BY SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND PROVIDE THE USE OF THESE FUNDS, AND TO RETAIN AND EXPEND CAFETERIA REVENUES AND UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GRANT FUNDS ON FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 59-47-115 SO AS TO ALLOW SCHOOL BUSES OPERATED BY THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND TO TRAVEL AT THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT; BY ADDING SECTION 59-49-135 SO AS TO ALLOW THE JOHN DE LA HOWE SCHOOL TO LEASE RESIDENCES ON THE SCHOOL'S GROUNDS TO EMPLOYEES AND RETAIN THE LEASE REVENUE AND PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THE LEASE REVENUE, RETAIN STATUS OFFENDER FUNDS RECEIVED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THE RETAINED STATUS OFFENDER FUNDS, RETAIN DEFERRED SALARIES AND EMPLOYERS' CONTRIBUTIONS EARNED BY NON-TWELVE MONTH EMPLOYEES AND PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THESE RETAINED FUNDS; BY ADDING SECTION 59-112-Previous117Next SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, EITHER ACTIVE-DUTY, RETIRED, OR SEPARATED FROM SERVICE, WHO ARE ADMITTED TO AND ENROLLED IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA TROOP-TO-TEACHERS ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO CERTIFICATION PROGRAM ARE ENTITLED TO PAY IN-STATE TUITION RATES AT PARTICIPATING STATE INSTITUTIONS FOR REQUISITE PROGRAM WORK; BY ADDING SECTION 59-150-376 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FOSTER CHILDREN IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL HOPE SCHOLARSHIP OF UP TO TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS, PROCEDURES, AND LIMITATIONS PERTAINING TO THESE ADDITIONAL HOPE SCHOLARSHIPS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-111-20, RELATING TO FREE TUITION FOR CERTAIN VETERANS' CHILDREN, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE AGE LIMITATION APPLICABLE TO THESE CHILDREN IS SUSPENDED FOR THOSE WHO SUCCESSFULLY APPEAL TO THE DIVISION OF VETERAN AFFAIRS FOR A WAIVER ON THE GROUNDS OF A SERIOUS EXTENUATING HEALTH CONDITION; BY ADDING SECTION 59-103-155 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEFORE THE RENEWAL OF LIFE AND PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR AND TO CONTINUE ELIGIBILITY FOR LIFE AND PALMETTO FELLOWS ENHANCEMENT STIPENDS, STUDENTS SHALL CERTIFY AND THE INSTITUTIONS SHALL VERIFY THAT THE STUDENT IS MEETING ALL REQUIREMENTS AS STIPULATED BY THE POLICIES ESTABLISHED BY THE INSTITUTION AND THE ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT TO BE ENROLLED AS A DECLARED MAJOR IN AN ELIGIBLE PROGRAM AND IS MAKING ACADEMIC PROGRESS TOWARD COMPLETION OF THE STUDENT'S DECLARED ELIGIBLE MAJOR, AND TO PROVIDE THAT INSTITUTIONS SHALL RETURN FUNDS DETERMINED TO HAVE BEEN AWARDED TO INELIGIBLE STUDENTS; BY ADDING SECTION 59-123-113 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE RURAL DENTIST PROGRAM AT THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN COORDINATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL'S PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT OF THE PROGRAM, AND TO ESTABLISH A BOARD TO MANAGE AND ALLOCATE PROGRAM FUNDING; BY ADDING SECTION 59-53-59 SO AS TO ALLOW THE STATE BOARD FOR TECHNICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION TO CARRY FORWARD UNEXPENDED FUNDS AT THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR WHICH MAY BE CARRIED FORWARD TO THE SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR AND USED FOR TRAINING FOR NEW AND EXPANDED INDUSTRY; BY ADDING SECTION 59-53-110 SO AS TO ALLOW THE STATE BOARD FOR TECHNICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL, TO REIMBURSE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY FOR TRAINING COSTS BILLED AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE FISCAL YEAR IN WHICH THE TRAINING OCCURRED; BY ADDING SECTION 59-53-120 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS AT TECHNICAL COLLEGES DERIVED FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS, CANTEENS, AND BOOKSTORES MAY BE RETAINED BY THE COLLEGE AND EXPENDED AS APPROVED BY THE APPROPRIATE AREA COMMISSION WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE STATE BOARD FOR TECHNICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION; BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-47 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO RECOVER REFUNDS AND PROGRAM OVERPAYMENTS TO BE DEPOSITED IN A SEPARATE ACCOUNT IN THE OFFICE OF THE STATE TREASURER TO BE EXPENDED TO IMPROVE ACCOUNTABILITY IN FUTURE AUDITS AND TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS COLLECTED IN EXCESS OF ONE PERCENT OF THE DEPARTMENT'S ANNUAL APPROPRIATION MUST BE REMITTED TO THE GENERAL FUND; BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-60 AND TO AMEND SECTION 11-7-40, RELATING TO THE STATE AUDITOR BILLING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FOR REMITTANCE TO THE GENERAL FUND FIFTY PERCENT OF THE COSTS INCURRED BY THE STATE AUDITOR FOR CONDUCTING MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AUDITS FOR THE DEPARTMENT, SO AS TO, RESPECTIVELY, REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO REMIT THESE FUNDS TO THE STATE AUDITOR AND TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT THESE FUNDS MUST BE CREDITED TO THE GENERAL FUND; BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-42 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO FUND THE NET COSTS OF THIRD PARTY LIABILITY AND DRUG REBATE COLLECTION FROM MONIES COLLECTED IN THAT EFFORT, TO OFFSET ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH CONTROLLING FRAUD AND ABUSE, AND TO RECEIVE AND EXPEND REGISTRATION FEES FOR EDUCATIONAL, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-6-470, RELATING TO THE USE OF FINES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FOR NURSING HOME VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE USES FOR WHICH THESE FUNDS MAY BE EXPENDED AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO DEPOSIT THESE FUNDS IN AN ACCOUNT IN THE OFFICE OF THE STATE TREASURER, SEPARATE FROM THE GENERAL FUND; BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-102 SO AS PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HAS THE SOLE AUTHORITY TO DETERMINE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY; TO REQUIRE COUNTY GOVERNING BODIES TO PROVIDE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL WITH OFFICE SPACE AND FACILITIES IN COUNTIES IN WHICH THE DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS MEDICAID DETERMINATIONS; AND TO TRANSFER DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PERSONNEL ENGAGING IN DETERMINING MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES; BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-55 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO EXPAND ITS PROGRAM INTEGRITY EFFORTS BY CONTRACTING WITH OTHER ENTITIES TO MAXIMIZE THE DEPARTMENT'S ABILITY TO DETECT AND ELIMINATE PROVIDER FRAUD AND BY IMPLEMENTING OTHER ACTIONS THE DEPARTMENT CONSIDERS APPROPRIATE; BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-107 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO CONDUCT POST PAYMENT REVIEWS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITING THE USE OF MEDICAID FUNDS FOR ABORTIONS EXCEPT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-6-80, RELATING TO ANNUAL REPORTS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SO AS TO REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL REPORT COMPARING THE REIMBURSEMENT RATE FOR MEDICAID PROVIDERS TO THE REIMBURSEMENT RATE FOR MEDICARE AND STATE HEALTH PLAN PROVIDERS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-6-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ENROLL AND RECERTIFY CHILDREN FOR THE STATE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (SCHIP) AND REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT TO EXPAND ITS EFFORTS TO CONDUCT MEDICAID FRAUD AND REQUIRE ANNUAL REPORTING OF THESE EFFORTS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-6-49 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO CARRY FORWARD UNEXPENDED FUNDS AT THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR TO THE SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR AND REQUIRE CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR THESE CARRY FORWARDS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-247 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHILDREN'S REHABILITATIVE SERVICES PROGRAM OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL MAY REQUIRE THAT PROGRAM TO USE ANY AVAILABLE FINANCIAL RESOURCES, INCLUDING INSURANCE PAYMENTS AND GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IN PROVIDING SERVICES FOR PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN ELIGIBLE FOR THE SERVICES; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-249 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DHEC) MAY BUDGET AND EXPEND PRIOR YEAR INSURANCE REFUNDS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-250 SO AS TO ALLOW DHEC TO EXPEND AND CARRY FORWARD SPECIFIED SALE AND OTHER REVENUES AND REQUIRE THAT FUNDS CARRIED FORWARD MUST BE EXPENDED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-270, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DHEC HEALTH LICENSE FEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT DHEC SHALL RETAIN HEALTH LICENSE FEE INCREASES TO FUND HEALTH LICENSING PROGRAMS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF LATE FEES AND PUBLIC WAIVER OF SUCH FEES IN EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT CONTINUAL LATE PAYMENTS MAY RESULT IN ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-93-170, RELATING TO THE INFECTIOUS WASTE CONTINGENCY FUND, SO AS TO ALLOW DHEC TO USE NOT MORE THAN SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS OF FUND REVENUES IN EACH YEAR FOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN IMPLEMENTING THE SOUTH CAROLINA INFECTIOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT; BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-95 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE TRANSFER OF THE MEDICAID PATIENT DAY PERMIT WHEN A MEDICAID PATIENT MUST BE TRANSFERRED TO A NEW NURSING HOME BECAUSE OF VIOLATIONS AT THE FORMER NURSING HOME AND REQUIRE THE RECEIVING FACILITY TO APPLY TO RETAIN THE MEDICAID DAY PERMIT PERMANENTLY WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE TRANSFERRED PATIENT; BY ADDING SECTION 48-20-105 SO AS TO ALLOW DHEC TO SELL MINERAL SETS, RETAIN THE PROCEEDS IN A REVOLVING ACCOUNT, PROVIDE FOR A MAXIMUM TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR CARRY FORWARD OF THESE REVENUES AND PROVIDE FOR THEIR USE; BY ADDING SECTION 3-5-155 SO AS TO ALLOW DHEC TO COLLECT, RETAIN, AND EXPEND FUNDS RECEIVED FROM THE SALE OR THIRD PARTY USE OF SPOIL EASEMENT AREAS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE SPOIL EASEMENT AREAS FOR INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY; TO AMEND SECTION 44-1-200, RELATING TO DHEC PROVIDING HOME HEALTH SERVICES, SO AS TO FURTHER SPECIFY COMPENSATION OF THESE PERSONS BY A FIXED RATE PER VISIT BASIS AND THE USE OF EXEMPT AND NONEXEMPT EMPLOYEES TO PROVIDE THESE SERVICES; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-218 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS FUNDED WITH FUNDS, OTHER THAN THE GENERAL FUND, USED IN THE INDIRECT COST RATE CALCULATION MUST BE RETAINED BY DHEC, BASED ON THEIR PERCENTAGE, TO SUPPORT REMAINING ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-56-160, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTINGENCY FUND AND DISPOSITION OF FEES IN THAT FUND, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PORTION OF THE FEES DESIGNATED FOR DHEC TO USE FOR RESPONSE ACTIONS THAT ARISE FROM THE OPERATION OF A PERMITTED LAND DISPOSAL FACILITY MAY BE USED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR LEGAL SERVICES FOR SUCH ACTIONS IN ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS AND OTHER COURT ACTIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-214 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE DHEC TO TRANSFER INCREASED FUNDS APPROPRIATED IN THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT TO OFFSET SHORTFALLS IN OTHER CRITICAL PROGRAM AREAS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-7-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO HEALTH FACILITY LICENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT, RATHER THAN SUBMIT ALL FINES TO THE GENERAL FUND, THE DIVISION OF HEALTH LICENSING AND THE BUREAU OF HEALTH FACILITIES AND SERVICES DEVELOPMENT, BOTH IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SHALL RETAIN, RESPECTIVELY, THE FIRST FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS OF CIVIL FINES COLLECTED EACH YEAR TO ENFORCE REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO THEIR RESPECTIVE PROGRAMS; TO AMEND SECTION 13-7-85, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF DHEC TO ESTABLISH AND IMPOSE CIVIL FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE ATOMIC ENERGY AND RADIATION CONTROL ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT, RATHER THAN SUBMITTING ALL FINES COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THAT ACT TO THE GENERAL FUND, THE FIRST THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OF FINES COLLECTED MUST BE RETAINED BY THE BUREAU OF RADIOLOGICAL HEALTH FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE BY THE BUREAU TO CARRY OUT AND ENFORCE REGULATIONS RELATIVE TO THE BUREAU; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-212 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT DHEC MAY PROVIDE THE COST OF MEALS TO DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES WHO ARE REQUIRED TO WORK DURING EMERGENCIES AND SIMULATED EMERGENCIES WHEN THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE THEIR WORK STATIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-216 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF AN EMERGENCY IS DECLARED IN A COUNTY IN THIS STATE, FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT EXEMPT EMPLOYEES OF DHEC MAY BE PAID FOR ACTUAL HOURS WORKED RATHER THAN ACCRUING COMPENSATORY TIME; TO AMEND SECTION 40-43-83, RELATING TO THE EXEMPTION OF DHEC FROM REQUIREMENTS FOR PHARMACY PERMITS TO DISTRIBUTE OR DISPENSE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND FOR PHARMACIES TO HAVE A PHARMACIST-IN-CHARGE, SO AS TO ALSO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO HAVE A PHARMACIST-IN-CHARGE WHO SERVES MORE THAN ONE DEPARTMENT PHARMACY AND WHO IS NOT PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT THE PHARMACY; TO SPECIFY WHO MAY DISTRIBUTE OR DISPENSE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND DEVICES AND WHICH DRUGS AND DEVICES THEY MAY DISPENSE OR DISTRIBUTE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT UPON A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY OR ACTIVATION OF THE STRATEGIC NATIONAL STOCKPILE OF MEDICATIONS AND SUPPLIES, OTHER MEDICATIONS MAY BE DISPENSED AS NECESSARY; TO AMEND SECTION 44-37-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO NEONATAL TESTING OF CHILDREN AND STORAGE, AVAILABILITY, AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF BLOOD SAMPLES USED FOR SUCH TESTING, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT DHEC MAY SUSPEND ACTIVITY RELATED TO BLOOD SAMPLE STORAGE IF FUNDS ARE INSUFFICIENT TO COMPLY WITH THE STORAGE REQUIREMENTS; TO SPECIFY DESTRUCTION OF THE SAMPLES; AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO NOTIFY BLOOD SAMPLE PROVIDERS OF THE STORAGE SUSPENSION; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-175 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR STATE FUNDS FOR USE IN THE OPERATIONS OF COUNTY HEALTH UNITS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-1-310 SO AS TO REQUIRE PRIVATE DONATIONS FOR THE OPERATION OF CAMP BURNT GIN TO BE DEPOSITED IN A RESTRICTED ACCOUNT, THE BALANCE IN WHICH CARRIES FORWARD TO SUCCEEDING YEARS AND USED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE; TO AMEND SECTION 44-9-90, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY OFFSET ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH CONTROLLING FRAUD AND ABUSE, AND TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY TRANSFER CERTAIN STATE FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS ANNUALLY; BY ADDING SECTION 44-9-115 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT WHO HOLDS A FACULTY APPOINTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE PRACTICE PLAN OF THAT SCHOOL IF HIS PARTICIPATION DOES NOT OCCUR DURING REGULAR WORKING HOURS OF THE DEPARTMENT, AND TO PROVIDE FUNDS GENERATED BY HIS PARTICIPATION MUST BE HANDLED PURSUANT TO UNIVERSITY POLICIES GOVERNING PRACTICE PLAN FUNDS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-9-105 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COST OF MEALS MAY BE PROVIDED TO STATE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE REQUIRED TO WORK DURING EMERGENCIES; BY ADDING SECTION 44-9-85 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE UNCOMPENSATED PATIENT CARE FUND FOR THE USE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF FUND REVENUES AND FOR THE CARRY FORWARD OF FUND REVENUES TO SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEARS; TO AMEND SECTION 44-20-250, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS, SO AS TO ADD ADDITIONAL POWERS RELATED TO THE RETENTION AND USE OF CERTAIN FUNDS AND THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN CAPITAL WITH APPROVAL BY THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 44-49-10, RELATING TO FUNCTIONS, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY CHARGE FEES FOR PARTICIPATION IN ITS EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES, AND MUST RETAIN REVENUE DERIVED FROM THESE FEES TO INCREASE FUNDING OF THESE INITIATIVES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-49-40, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY PROVIDE CERTAIN SERVICES TO PERSONS EXPERIENCING GAMBLING ADDICTIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 63-7-2395 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR THE BURIAL OF A FOSTER CHILD MUST NOT EXCEED FIFTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-725 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS RECOUPED FROM CLAIMS AGAINST RECIPIENT'S FOR BENEFITS ILLEGALLY OBTAINED MUST BE RETAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND A PORTION DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL COUNTY OFFICES FOR EMERGENCY AND PROGRAM OPERATIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-730 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A FEE SCHEDULE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES MAY CHARGE FOR VARIOUS SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THE DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DEPARTMENT AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE REVENUE GENERATED BY THESE FEES MUST BE USED TO FURTHER DEVELOP AND ADMINISTER THESE PROGRAMS; BY ADDING SECTION 43-5-260 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES SHALL REQUIRE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES APPLICANTS AND RECIPIENTS TO PROVIDE IT WITH PROOF OF AGE-APPROPRIATE IMMUNIZATIONS FOR CHILDREN, AND IF THE IMMUNIZATIONS HAVE NOT BEEN ADMINISTERED, ASSIST IN REFERRING APPLICANTS TO APPROPRIATE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS TO OBTAIN THE IMMUNIZATIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR EMPLOYEE PAY INCREASES MAY BE USED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO INCREASE, WITHOUT UNIFORMITY, COUNTY DIRECTORS AND REGIONAL DIRECTORS IN CLASSIFIED POSITIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD GUIDELINES; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-730 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A FEE SCHEDULE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES MAY CHARGE FOR VARIOUS SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THE DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DEPARTMENT AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE REVENUE GENERATED BY THESE FEES MUST BE USED TO FURTHER DEVELOP AND ADMINISTER THESE PROGRAMS; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-750 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT UNLESS DIRECTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, WHEN THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES IS DIRECTED TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, THAT ORGANIZATION MUST USE THE FUNDS TO SERVE PERSONS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SERVICES IN THE DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-760 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE GRANTS TO COMMUNITY-BASED NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, SHALL ASSURE COMPLIANCE WITH STATE AND FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE FUNDS, AND REQUIRE A MATCH FROM ALL GRANT RECIPIENTS; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-780 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO IMPOSE MONETARY PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF PROGRAMS REGULATED BY THE DEPARTMENT, TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION, TO PROVIDE THAT THESE FUNDS MUST BE DEPOSITED INTO THE GENERAL FUND, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS FOR GUIDANCE IN IMPOSING THESE PENALTIES AND FOR APPEALING FINAL AGENCY DECISIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-195 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COST OF MEALS MAY BE PROVIDED TO EMPLOYEES REQUIRED TO WORK DURING EMERGENCIES; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-270 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE WHOSE SALARY IS PAID IN FULL OR IN PART FROM FEDERAL FUNDS IS EXEMPT FROM SERVING AS A COURT EXAMINER; BY ADDING SECTION 43-1-280 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO ADVANCE FUNDS FROM THE GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) TO THE FEDERALLY FUNDED TANF ACCOUNT FOR THE LIMITED PURPOSE OF ASSISTING WITH CASH FLOW IN THE FEDERAL ACCOUNT AND TO REQUIRE THE FUNDS TO BE REFUNDED BY APRIL OF THE SAME FISCAL YEAR; BY ADDING SECTION 43-25-75 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND TO OBTAIN MATCHING FEDERAL FUNDS TO THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT AVAILABLE UNDER THE FEDERAL VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM IN ORDER TO PROVIDE REHABILITATION SERVICES; BY ADDING SECTION 31-13-100 SO AS TO ALLOW THE STATE HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO CARRY FORWARD FEDERAL RENTAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATIVE FEES AND MONIES WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUTHORITY'S VARIOUS BOND-FINANCED TRUST INDENTURES AND RESOLUTIONS AND TO REQUIRE THE AUTHORITY TO DEPOSIT INDIRECT COST RECOVERIES FOR THE AUTHORITY'S PORTION OF EACH YEAR'S STATEWIDE CENTRAL SERVICES COST ALLOCATION PLAN (SWCAP) IN THE STATE GENERAL FUND; BY ADDING SECTIONS 48-23-92 AND 48-23-94 SO AS TO ALLOW THE SOUTH CAROLINA FORESTRY COMMISSION TO USE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR FEDERAL FUNDS AVAILABLE TO IT TO PAY FOR COMMISSION EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE PRIOR FISCAL YEAR AND ALLOW THE COMMISSION TO RETAIN REIMBURSEMENT FUNDS IT RECEIVES FROM STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES WHEN THE COMMISSION'S PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT RESPOND TO AN EMERGENCY, AND TO ALLOW THE COMMISSION TO PAY THE COSTS OF PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS REQUIRED FOR ITS PERSONNEL WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMISSIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 39-22-150, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF REVENUES FROM THE OPERATION OF THE STATE WAREHOUSE SYSTEM, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO RETAIN FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS; TO AMEND SECTION 39-9-65, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION OF SERVICEPERSONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE A REGISTRATION FEE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE REGISTRATION FEE MUST BE RETAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO DEFRAY ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS; BY ADDING SECTION 46-1-160 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MAY ASSIST AND PROVIDE CERTIFICATES OF FEE SALE FOR CERTAIN PRODUCERS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY CHARGE A FEE AND RETAIN THE REVENUES; TO AMEND SECTION 46-27-210, RELATING TO THE FILING OF STATEMENTS AND SAMPLES OF COMMERCIAL FEED, SO AS TO INCLUDE A REGISTRATION FEE AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MAY RETAIN THE FEE TO DEFRAY ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS; TO AMEND SECTION 46-26-810, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO INSPECTION TAX AND TONNAGE REPORTS, SO AS TO REVISE THE AMOUNT OF THE INSPECTION TAX; TO AMEND SECTION 46-26-80, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO INSPECTION AND ANALYSES OF AGRICULTURAL LIMING MATERIALS, SO AS TO INCLUDE AN INSPECTION FEE; BY ADDING SECTION 50-3-85 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO PRODUCE PUBLICATIONS ON STUDIES AND INVESTIGATIONS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR A FEE AND TO PRODUCE THE "SOUTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE" MAGAZINE, WHICH MUST BE SELF-SUSTAINING AND WHICH MAY OFFER ADVERTISING SPACE, TO ESTABLISH THE SUBSCRIPTION RATE BASED ON PRODUCTION COSTS, TO OFFER PRODUCTS FOR SALE PROMOTING NATURAL RESOURCES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT REVENUES FROM THESE PUBLICATIONS AND SALES MUST BE CREDITED TO THE DEPARTMENT; BY ADDING SECTION 50-23-530 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO COLLECT THE CASUAL SALES TAX FOR WATERCRAFT AND OUTBOARD MOTOR REGISTRATION AND TITLING AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SHALL REIMBURSE THE DEPARTMENT FOR COLLECTING THIS TAX FROM REVENUE GENERATED BY THIS TAX; BY ADDING SECTION 50-3-75 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO COLLECT AND EXPEND REVENUES FROM THE SALE OF GOODS AND SERVICES TO SUPPORT CERTAIN DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES NOT COVERED BY THE DEPARTMENT'S ANNUAL APPROPRIATION; BY ADDING SECTION 50-3-355 SO AS TO ALLOW NATURAL RESOURCE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ON SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT AN ANNUAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE OF NOT MORE THAN SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PRORATION OF THE ALLOWANCE BASED ON THE ASSIGNMENT DURATION, TO PROVIDE THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN THE ALLOWANCE IS NOT ALLOWED, AND PROVIDE FOR THE ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE AMOUNT OF THE ALLOWANCE; BY ADDING SECTION 50-3-115 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO PAY FOR THE COST OF A PHYSICAL FOR PERSONNEL WHO MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL BEFORE BEING COMMISSIONED AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER; TO AMEND SECTION 51-1-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE IMPOSITION AND RETENTION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM OF SPECIFIC FEE AND OTHER REVENUES, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO CARRY FORWARD INTO THE SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR UNEXPENDED FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR SPECIFIC ADVERTISING PURPOSES TO EXPENDED FUNDS FOR THE SAME PURPOSES AND TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO CLOSE THE STATE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ON WEEKENDS; TO AMEND SECTION 12-62-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MAXIMUM FIFTEEN PERCENT REBATES AUTHORIZED FOR QUALIFYING PAYROLLS SUBJECT TO STATE INCOME TAX WITHHOLDING AND THEIR INSTATE EXPENDITURES, SO AS TO INCREASE THESE REBATES RESPECTIVELY TO TWENTY PERCENT AND THIRTY PERCENT AND TO REVISE THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH UP TO SEVEN PERCENT OF ADMISSIONS LICENSE TAX REVENUES ALLOCATED TO THE DEPARTMENT MAY BE USED; BY ADDING SECTION 13-1-1745 SO AS TO ALLOW A CARRY FORWARD INTO THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR CERTAIN FUNDS SET ASIDE FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES OF THE COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UNEXPENDED IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR AND PROVIDE THAT THESE FUNDS CARRIED FORWARD MUST BE EXPENDED FOR THE SAME PURPOSES; TO AMEND SECTION 13-1-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE, SO AS TO ALLOW THE SECRETARY TO APPOINT, ON A CONTRACTUAL BASIS, THE STAFFS OF THE FOREIGN OFFICER MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, AND TO MAKE SUCH APPOINTMENTS SUBJECT TO REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 13-1-25, RELATING TO REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO OR OTHERWISE RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, SO AS TO REQUIRE APPLICATION FEES RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN CONNECTION WITH AN APPLICATION REQUIRING APPROVAL BY THE COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO BE DEPOSITED WITHIN FIVE BUSINESS DAYS OF COUNCIL'S APPROVAL; TO AMEND SECTION 13-1-380, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE RECYCLING MARKET DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, SO AS TO REVISE AN ANNUAL REPORTING DATE; BY ADDING SECTIONS 14-1-260 AND 14-1-270 BOTH SO AS TO PROHIBIT COUNTY SALARY SUPPLEMENTS FOR JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL AND TO REQUIRE ANY COUNTY TO PROVIDE AN OFFICE AND UTILITIES FOR CIRCUIT COURT AND FAMILY COURT JUDGES RESIDING IN THE COUNTY AND TO PROVIDE THAT EVERY COUNTY SHALL PROVIDE AN OFFICE AND UTILITIES FOR SUPREME COURT JUSTICES AND JUDGES OF THE COURT OF APPEALS AT THE REQUEST OF THE JUSTICE OR JUDGE; BY ADDING SECTION 1-7-175 SO AS TO ALLOW THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL TO USE UNEXPENDED FEDERAL FUNDS IN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR TO PAY EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE PRIOR FISCAL YEAR, TO ALLOW THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL TO RETAIN FOR GENERAL OPERATION REIMBURSEMENTS RECEIVED FOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN A PRIOR FISCAL YEAR, AND TO PROVIDE THAT UNEXPENDED DONATIONS TO THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ARE CARRIED FORWARD AND MAY BE EXPENDED IN SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEARS BY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE DONORS; TO AMEND SECTION 1-7-1000, RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF CIRCUIT SOLICITORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT SHALL APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR SALARIES OF CIRCUIT SOLICITORS IN AN AMOUNT THAT PROVIDES CIRCUIT SOLICITORS A SALARY EQUAL TO THE SALARY OF A CIRCUIT JUDGE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT SHALL APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR A FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR MONTHLY EXPENSE ALLOWANCE FOR CIRCUIT SOLICITORS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPORTIONMENT OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR STATE SUPPORT OF CIRCUIT SOLICITORS, AND PROVIDE FOR THE CARRY FORWARD OF SUCH FUNDS; BY ADDING SECTION 14-1-250 SO AS TO PROVIDE COUNSEL TO INDIGENT PERSONS IN TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS CASES, ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES, REPRESENTATION OF JUVENILES, AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE CIVIL COURT ACTIONS IN THIS STATE INVOLVING AN INDIGENT RESPONDENT, TO REQUIRE AN AFFIDAVIT LISTING THE FINANCIAL ASSETS OF PERSONS REQUESTING SUCH REPRESENTATION, PROVIDE A APPLICATION FEE OF FORTY DOLLARS FROM PERSONS REQUESTING COUNSEL AND FOR THE WAIVER OR REDUCTION OF THIS FEE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THE FEE REVENUES BY THE COMMISSION ON INDIGENT DEFENSE, TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING COUNSEL IN MATTERS WHEN A JUVENILE IS BEFORE THE COURT, TO PROVIDE THAT COSTS OF REPRESENTATION CREATES A CLAIM AGAINST THE ASSETS AND ESTATE OF A PERSON PROVIDED COUNSEL OR THE PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS OF A JUVENILE PROVIDED COUNSEL; BY ADDING SECTIONS 23-3-22, 23-3-23, 23-3-24, 23-3-52, 23-3-53, 23-3-54, 23-3-56, 23-3-57, 23-3-58, 23-3-59, 23-3-60, 23-3-Previous117Next, 23-3-455, 23-3-675, 23-31-218, AND 40-18-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SLED MAY PROVIDE ITS AGENTS AN ANNUAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE, PAY THE COST OF PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS FOR ITS PERSONNEL WHO ARE REQUIRED TO RECEIVE PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS BEFORE RECEIVING A LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE MEALS TO CERTAIN EMPLOYEES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSAL OF FUNDS AWARDED TO SLED BY COURT ORDER FROM DONATIONS, OR FROM CONTRIBUTIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN UNEXPENDED BALANCES FOR "SLED AGENTS OPERATIONS" FOR A PRIOR FISCAL YEAR MAY BE CARRIED FORWARD AND EXPENDED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE IN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, TO PROVIDE THAT STATE APPROPRIATIONS TO SLED THAT ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A MATCH FOR FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAMS IN A PRIOR FISCAL YEAR MAY BE CARRIED FORWARD INTO THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR AND EXPENDED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE AS ORIGINALLY APPROPRIATED, TO PROVIDE THAT SLED MAY CHARGE A WITNESS FEE FOR AN EMPLOYEE TESTIFYING IN A CIVIL MATTER WHICH DOES NOT INVOLVE THE STATE AS A PARTY IN INTEREST, TO PROVIDE THAT SLED MAY BE REIMBURSED FOR SECURITY-RELATED LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES PROVIDED TO ENTITIES THAT TRANSPORT SENSITIVE MATERIALS WITHIN THE STATE AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF THESE FEES, TO PROVIDE THAT SLED MAY COLLECT AN EXPUNGEMENT FEE FOR CERTAIN REQUESTS TO EXPUNGE CRIMINAL RECORDS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF THESE FEES, TO PROVIDE THAT SLED MAY COLLECT, EXPEND, RETAIN, AND CARRY FORWARD ALL FUNDS RECEIVED FROM OTHER STATE OR FEDERAL AGENCIES IN A CURRENT FISCAL YEAR AS REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENDITURES INCURRED IN THE CURRENT OR PRIOR FISCAL YEAR, TO PROVIDE THAT SLED MAY RETAIN, EXPEND, AND CARRY FORWARD ALL MONIES ASSOCIATED WITH ILLEGAL GAMING DEVICES SEIZED BY THE DIVISION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN REVENUE GENERATED FROM THE OPERATION OF SLED'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMPUTER/COMMUNICATIONS CENTER MAY BE CARRIED FORWARD AND EXPENDED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE DURING THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, TO PROVIDE THAT SHERIFFS MAY COLLECT AN ANNUAL FEE FROM EACH SEX OFFENDER WHO IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF THE FEE, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN FUNDS COLLECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE TO PROCESS DNA SAMPLES MUST BE USED BY SLED TO OFFSET EXPENSES IT INCURS TO OPERATE THE STATE DNA DATABASE PROGRAM, TO PROVIDE THAT SLED MAY CHARGE A FEE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFIED CONCEALABLE WEAPONS PERMIT INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION AND USES OF REVENUES OF FEES IMPOSED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION PURSUANT TO REGULATIONS ON PRIVATE SECURITY BUSINESSES AND THEIR EMPLOYEES; TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-50, RELATING TO CREDITING OF FEES COLLECTED BY SLED, SO AS TO DELETE AN OBSOLETE REFERENCE; BY ADDING SECTION 23-6-55, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF CERTAIN FEES IMPOSED ON PRIVATE DETECTIVE AND PRIVATE SECURITY BUSINESSES AND BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE THEIR OWN SECURITY BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO PROVIDE SECURITY FOR STATE AGENCIES AND THE CAPITAL COMPLEX; BY ADDING SECTION 23-23-140 SO AS TO ALLOW THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL TO USE FEDERAL AND EARMARKED FUNDS AVAILABLE TO THE COUNCIL IN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR FOR EXPENSES INCURRED ON A PROJECT IN THE PRIOR FISCAL YEAR AND TO ALLOW THE COUNCIL TO COLLECT, EXPEND, RETAIN, AND CARRY FORWARD ALL FUNDS RECEIVED BY IT FROM STATE OR FEDERAL AGENCIES AS REIMBURSEMENT OF COUNCIL EXPENDITURES INCURRED IN THE CURRENT OR PRIOR FISCAL YEAR WHEN PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT ARE MOBILIZED AND EXPENSES INCURRED DUE TO AN EMERGENCY; TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-80, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO ACCOUNTS OF INMATES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSITION OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS, NOMINAL COPAYS FOR CERTAIN MEDICAL EXPENSES, AND COSTS OF CREMATING AN UNCLAIMED DECEASED INMATE; BY ADDING SECTIONS 24-1-240, 24-1-245, AND 24-1-255 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS OF FEDERAL FUNDS RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THE STATE CRIMINAL ALIEN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, AND FUNDS GENERATED BY WORK OF INMATES AT AN ADULT WORK ACTIVITY CENTER; TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-150, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO INMATES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE SCHEDULE FOR MONTHLY RELEASE DATES FOR INMATES SERVING A SENTENCE OF SIX MONTHS OR MORE; TO AMEND SECTION 17-7-10, RELATING TO CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REQUIRING AUTOPSY, SO AS TO EXCLUDE FROM THE AUTOPSY REQUIREMENT DEATH OF AN INMATE EXECUTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS PURSUANT TO AN ORDER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT; BY ADDING SECTION 24-1-300 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN REVENUE DERIVED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS' CANTEEN OPERATIONS MAY BE RETAINED AND EXPENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO OPERATE THE CANTEENS AND PROVIDE FOR THE WELFARE OF INMATES, OR TO SUPPLEMENT THE COSTS OF OPERATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CANTEEN OPERATION IS AN ENTERPRISE FUND THAT IS NOT TO BE SUBSIDIZED BY STATE APPROPRIATED FUNDS; BY ADDING SECTION 24-13-180 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MAY REQUIRE AN OFFENDER WHO FUNCTIONS AT LESS THAN AN EIGHTH GRADE LEVEL TO ENROLL AND ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN ACADEMIC PROGRAMS, AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THESE PROGRAMS; BY ADDING SECTION 24-1-310 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MAY UTILIZE PRISON INDUSTRY FUNDS TO BENEFIT THE GENERAL WELFARE OF THE INMATE POPULATION OR SUPPLEMENT THE COSTS OF OPERATIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 24-1-320 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MAY CHARGE AN INMATE WHO PARTICIPATES IN COMMUNITY PROGRAMS A FEE FOR THE COST OF SUPPLYING ELECTRONIC AND TELEPHONIC MONITORING; BY ADDING SECTION 24-1-330 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MAY COLLECT AND RECORD PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION FROM INMATES AND FILE AGAINST ANY PRIVATE INSURANCE POLICY COVERING AN INMATE TO RECOUP HEALTH CARE EXPENDITURES COVERED BY THE POLICY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT HEALTH CARE MUST BE PROVIDED TO AN INMATE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER HE IS COVERED BY INSURANCE; BY ADDING SECTION 24-13-670 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MAY CHARGE AN INMATE A TRANSPORTATION FEE TO PARTICIPATE IN ITS WORK RELEASE PROGRAM AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THIS FEE; BY ADDING SECTION 24-1-340 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT INMATE BARBERS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS INMATE BARBERING PROGRAM SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LICENSING REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 24-21-87, RELATING TO FEES ALLOWED TO BE IMPOSED UPON OFFENDERS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO IMPOSE FEES ON OFFENDERS FOR DRUG TESTING, FOR TRANSFER OUT OF STATE PURSUANT TO THE INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR ADULT OFFENDER SUPERVISION, AND FOR OFFENDERS ORDERED TO PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 63-19-350, RELATING TO COMMUNITY SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, SO AS TO ALLOW UP TO A TEN-DAY REDUCTION OF THE PROBATIONARY OR PAROLE TERM OF PROBATIONERS AND PAROLEES UNDER THE DEPARTMENT'S SUPERVISION FOR EACH MONTH OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE PROBATION OR PAROLE ORDER; TO AMEND SECTION 63-19-420, RELATING TO AUTHORIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE TO SELL CERTAIN NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO DIRECT THAT FUNDS DERIVED FROM THE SALE BE USED FOR FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES, RATHER THAN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; BY ADDING SECTION 63-19-500 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE TO CONDUCT AND PAY FOR DRUG TESTING OF POTENTIAL AND CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 63-19-360, RELATING TO INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE PLACING OF JUVENILES IN MARINE AND WILDERNESS PROGRAMS AND OTHER COMMUNITY PROGRAMS OPERATED BY NONGOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 1-13-70, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE STATE HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION, SO AS TO ALLOW THE COMMISSION TO RETAIN, CARRY FORWARD, AND EXPEND FOR THE PURPOSE OF GENERAL OPERATIONS CERTAIN REVENUE DERIVED FROM SPECIFICALLY DELINEATED SOURCES; TO AMEND SECTION 1-31-30, RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION AND FUNDING OF THE STATE COMMISSION FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS, SO AS TO ALLOW THE COMMISSION TO RETAIN, CARRY FORWARD, AND EXPEND FOR THE SAME PURPOSE CERTAIN REVENUE DERIVED FROM PRIVATE SOURCES FOR AGENCY RESEARCH, FORUMS, TRAINING, AND INSTITUTES; BY ADDING SECTION 1-31-60 SO AS TO ALLOW THE STATE COMMISSION FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS TO RETAIN AND CARRY FORWARD CERTAIN FUNDS; BY ADDING SECTION 37-6-513 SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO RETAIN FUNDS IT RECEIVES IN SETTLEMENTS OF CASES OF VIOLATIONS WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION AND TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO RETAIN SPECIFIED FEES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE USES OF THESE RETAINED SETTLEMENT FUNDS AND FEES, AND TO ALLOW CERTAIN OF THESE FUNDS AND SPECIFIC OTHER FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT UNEXPENDED AT THE END OF A FISCAL YEAR TO CARRY FORWARD TO THE DEPARTMENT IN THE SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR; BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-347 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO CHARGE AND COLLECT PROCESSING AND OTHER FEES TO RECOVER THE COSTS OF PRODUCTION, PURCHASE, HANDLING, AND MAILING OF DOCUMENTS AND DATA, TO PROVIDE THAT THESE FEES MAY NOT EXCEED FEES CHARGED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR THESE PURPOSES AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2001, TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO CHARGE FEES TO RECOVER THE COSTS OF AUDITING AND COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL AND STATE STATUTES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING PERSONAL INFORMATION ALLOWED OR REQUIRED BY LAW TO BE PROVIDED TO RECIPIENTS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SUCH INFORMATION, TO PROVIDE THAT NO SUCH FEE MAY BE CHARGED A STATE AGENCY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE REVENUE OF ALL FEES IMPOSED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MUST BE CREDITED TO A SPECIAL RESTRICTED ACCOUNT FOR THE USE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES; BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-7 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES MAY NOT SELL OR OTHERWISE PROVIDE TO PRIVATE PARTIES DRIVERS LICENSE OR IDENTIFICATION CARD PHOTOGRAPHS AND TO PROVIDE THAT SUCH IMAGES ARE NOT CONSIDERED PUBLIC RECORDS; BY ADDING SECTION 41-27-655 SO AS TO PROVIDE USER FEES COLLECTED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION COORDINATING COMMITTEE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE MAY BE RETAINED BY THE COMMITTEE FOR ITS OPERATIONS AND CARRIED FORWARD AND PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN EARMARKED FUNDS COLLECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT MAY BE RETURNED BY IT AND CARRIED FORWARD; TO AMEND SECTION 57-11-80, RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE CARRY FORWARD INTO THE SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR OF ALL UNEXPENDED FEDERAL FUNDS, STATE GENERAL FUND REVENUES, AND BOND PROCEEDS AND PROVIDE THAT EXPENDITURES OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR A FISCAL YEAR MAY NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO AND AUTHORIZED FOR THE USE OF THE DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING BOND PROCEEDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, PLUS ANY CASH BALANCES CARRIED FORWARD FROM THE PRIOR FISCAL YEAR; BY ADDING SECTIONS 57-11-30, 57-11-50, AND 57-11-60 ALL SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO ESTABLISH SPECIAL FUNDS IN THE STATE TREASURY WITH THE STATE TREASURER'S APPROVAL, TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO ESTABLISH A FEE SCHEDULE FOR PROVIDING COPIES BASED ON ESTIMATED ACTUAL COST, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MUST BE CHARGED NOT MORE THAN IN-DISTRICT WATER AND SEWER RATES AT ITS REST AREAS; BY ADDING SECTION 57-3-787 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MAY PROVIDE MEALS TO ITS EMPLOYEES WHO MAY NOT LEAVE ASSIGNED DUTY STATIONS AND MUST WORK DURING DEPLOYMENT, EMERGENCY SIMULATION EXERCISES, AND WHEN THE GOVERNOR DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY; BY ADDING SECTIONS 55-1-110, 55-1-120, 55-1-130, AND 55-1-140 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT REVENUE RECEIVED FROM THE RENTAL OF THE DIVISION'S OFFICE SPACE MAY BE RETAINED AND EXPENDED TO COVER THE COST OF BUILDING OPERATIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIVISION SHALL PROVIDE HANGAR AND PARKING FACILITIES FOR GOVERNMENT OWNED OR OPERATED AIRCRAFT ON A FIRST COME BASIS AND THAT PERSONNEL FROM THE AGENCY OWNING AND OPERATING THE AIRCRAFT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR GROUND MOVEMENT OF ITS AIRCRAFT, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORTS SHALL RECEIVE FUNDING PRIOR TO THE FOUR AIR CARRIER AIRPORTS, TO SPECIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH AVIATION GRANTS APPROPRIATED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL BE EXPENDED; TO AMEND SECTION 2-15-65, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL WITH RESPECT TO AUDITS OF FEDERAL TITLE XX PROGRAMS, SO AS TO ALLOW THE COUNCIL TO USE ITS APPROPRIATIONS TO MATCH FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR AUDITS AND REVIEWS AND ALLOW THE COUNCIL TO CHARGE AUDITED AGENCIES FOR ANY FEDERAL FUNDS AVAILABLE TO THE AGENCY FOR AUDITS AND REVIEWS; TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-640, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE LOCATION IN COLUMBIA OF THE PRINCIPAL OFFICES OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT COUNTIES IN WHICH ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT JUDGES RESIDE SHOULD PROVIDE, AT THE JUDGE'S REQUEST, OFFICE SPACE AND UTILITIES, INCLUDING TELEPHONE FOR THE JUDGE WITHIN THE COUNTY'S EXISTING FACILITIES IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE AND PROVIDE THAT THE REQUEST MAY BE MADE ONLY BY A JUDGE WHO RESIDES MORE THAN FIFTY MILES FROM THE COURT'S PRINCIPAL OFFICES; BY ADDING SECTION 1-23-675 SO AS TO ALLOW THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT TO RETAIN REVENUES IT RECEIVES FOR PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF COURT DOCUMENTS AND USE THOSE REVENUES TO DEFRAY THE COSTS OF PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTING THOSE DOCUMENTS; BY ADDING SECTION 1-3-60 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN FUNDS ALLOCATED TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE FOR EXECUTIVE POLICY AND PROGRAMS MAY BE CARRIED FORWARD AND USED FOR MATCHING COMMITTED AND UNANTICIPATED GRANT FUNDS; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1140, RELATING TO THE FUNCTIONS OF THE CHILDREN'S CASE RESOLUTION SYSTEM, SO AS TO PROVIDE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS THAT AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED TO THE CHILDREN'S CASE RESOLUTION SYSTEM FOR PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF HANDICAPPED SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN MUST BE USED FOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE EVALUATION OF CHILDREN REFERRED TO THE SYSTEM TO FACILITATE APPROPRIATE PLACEMENT AND TO PAY CERTAIN PERCENTAGES OF THE EXCESS COST OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT OVER AND ABOVE ONE-PER-PUPIL SHARE OF STATE AND LOCAL FUNDS GENERATED BY THE EDUCATION FINANCE ACT AND THE ONE-PER-PUPIL SHARE OF APPLICABLE FEDERAL FUNDS AND TO DEFINE 'SIGNIFICANT FISCAL IMPACT'; BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-1430 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS THE INTENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED FOR VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS IN SOLICITORS' OFFICES MUST BE IN ADDITION TO AMOUNTS PROVIDED BY THE COUNTIES FOR THESE SERVICES, TO PROVIDE THAT EACH SOLICITOR'S OFFICE SHALL SUBMIT AN ANNUAL FINANCIAL AND PROGRAMMATIC REPORT FOR THE PRECEDING FISCAL YEAR BY OCTOBER FIRST OF EACH YEAR, TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR THE VICTIM/WITNESS PROGRAM MUST BE EQUALLY DIVIDED AMONG THE JUDICIAL CIRCUITS, LESS ADJUSTMENTS MADE FOR BUDGET REDUCTIONS, AND TO ENUMERATE THE TYPES OF SERVICES FOR WHICH THESE FUNDS MAY BE USED; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-700, RELATING TO THE DIVISION FOR REVIEW OF THE FOSTER CARE OF CHILDREN, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DIVISION TO RESTRUCTURE CERTAIN PROGRAMS IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN CONTINUOUS OPERATIONS WITHIN EXISTING RESOURCES AS DICTATED BY BUDGET REDUCTIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT RESTRUCTURING DECISIONS MUST BE BASED ON THE AVAILABILITY OF EXISTING FUNDS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS AUTHORITY SUPERSEDES PREVIOUS STATUTORY OR REGULATORY MANDATES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-500, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CASS ELIAS MCCARTER GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM, SO TO PROVIDE THAT BOTH THE PROGRAM AND THE FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, DIVISION OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES, GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM MUST BE ADMINISTERED SEPARATELY FROM OTHER PROGRAMS WITHIN THE DIVISION OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES AND MUST BE EXPENDED FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM, AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO REDUCE THE RATE OF INTEREST PAID ON ELIGIBLE REFUNDS BY TWO PERCENTAGE POINTS WITH THE RESULTING REVENUE TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM'S OPERATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 63-11-1330, RELATING TO THE CONTINUUM OF CARE FOR EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILDREN DIVISION, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DIVISION TO CARRY FORWARD APPROPRIATED FUNDS FOR THE CONTINUATION OF SERVICES; TO AMEND SECTION 10-3-60, RELATING TO RENT REVENUE FROM THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION COMPLEX, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE RETENTION AND USES FOR THE COLLECTED REVENUE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT UNEXPENDED FUNDS MUST BE CARRIED FORWARD FROM THE PRIOR FISCAL YEAR AND USED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE; TO AMEND SECTION 43-21-110, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DIVISION ON AGING WITHIN THE OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SO AS TO CORRECT ARCHAIC LANGUAGE, TO DIRECT CERTAIN USES OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED UNDER DISTRIBUTION TO SUBDIVISIONS, TO AUTHORIZE THE DIVISION TO RECEIVE AND EXPEND REGISTRATION FEES FOR EDUCATIONAL, TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PURPOSES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT UNEXPENDED FUNDS FROM APPROPRIATIONS TO THE OFFICE ON AGING FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES SHALL BE CARRIED FORWARD FROM THE PRIOR FISCAL YEAR AND USED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE; BY ADDING SECTION 11-3-135 SO AS TO ALLOW THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN EMPLOYEES TO SIGN WARRANTS IN HIS STEAD, TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE TREASURER TO ACCEPT THESE WARRANTS WHEN NOTIFIED BY THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE SIGNATURE OF DESIGNEES DOES NOT RELIEVE THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR WARRANTS SIGNED BY DESIGNEES; BY ADDING SECTION 11-5-145 SO AS TO ALLOW THE STATE TREASURER TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN EMPLOYEES TO SIGN PAYMENTS IN HIS STEAD; TO AMEND SECTION 11-9-660, RELATING TO LEGAL INVESTMENTS FOR STATE FUNDS INVESTED BY THE STATE TREASURER, SO AS TO ALLOW THE STATE TREASURER TO POOL FUNDS FROM ACCOUNTS FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSES; BY ADDING SECTION 11-35-1270 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEFORE ANY GOVERNMENTAL BODY PROCURES ANY ARTIFACTS WITH A VALUE IN EXCESS OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, THE AGENCY HEAD SHALL PREPARE A WRITTEN DETERMINATION SPECIFYING THE NEED FOR SUCH OBJECTS AND DETERMINING THAT THE ITEM IS REASONABLY PRICED, EXCEPT WHERE SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORITY IS OTHERWISE PROVIDED, FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 11-35-710, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS ALLOWED CERTAIN AGENCIES AND CERTAIN ITEMS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROCUREMENT CODE, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA MUSEUM COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 11-35-1510, RELATING TO THOSE STATE PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS EXEMPT FROM COMPETITIVE SEALED BIDDING, SO AS TO EXEMPT THE PROCUREMENT OF HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS, SCIENTIFIC SPECIMENS, AND ART WORK; TO AMEND SECTION 10-1-10, RELATING TO MAINTAINING THE STATE HOUSE AND ITS GROUNDS, SO AS TO REQUIRE FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD FOR STATE HOUSE MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONS, AND RENOVATIONS TO GO INTO A SEPARATE FUND EXPENDITURE FROM WHICH MUST BE REPORTED TO THE STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE; BY ADDING SECTION 8-11-172 SO AS TO PROVIDE THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH STATE EMPLOYEES MAY RECEIVE SALARY SUPPLEMENTS, THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPPLEMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH APPROPRIATED FUNDS ARE DISTRIBUTED FOR SALARY INCREASES; TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-725, RELATING TO THE EXPERIENCE RATING OF LOCAL DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS ENTITIES FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE PREMIUM COSTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDING INCREASES MUST BE PROVIDED TO THESE ENTITIES FOR THEIR EMPLOYER SHARE OF HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE PREMIUMS AS SUCH INCREASES ARE PROVIDED FOR STATE AGENCIES; TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-720, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THOSE ENTITIES ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE PLANS, SO AS TO ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE STATE LOTTERY COMMISSION AND BOARD MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BANK AND THEIR ELIGIBLE DEPARTMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PLANS UPON PAYMENT OF THE FULL PREMIUM COST; BY ADDING SECTION 1-11-765 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THROUGH THE EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD THE EMPLOYEE ADOPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND PROVIDE FOR ITS ADMINISTRATION AND FUNDING; BY ADDING SECTION 8-7-100 SO AS TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL ACCRUED ANNUAL LEAVE AND UP TO NINETY DAYS OF ACCUMULATED SICK LEAVE TO BE USED AS ANNUAL LEAVE IN A CALENDAR YEAR BY PERMANENT FULL-TIME STATE EMPLOYEES ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY AS A RESULT OF AN EMERGENCY OR CONFLICT DECLARED BY THE PRESIDENT; BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-182 SO AS TO REQUIRE ANTENNA AND TOWER OPERATIONS ON CAMPUSES OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS TO CONFORM TO PRESENT AND FUTURE CAMPUSES MASTER PLANS AS DETERMINED SOLELY BY THE INSTITUTION; TO AMEND SECTION 1-11-710, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE INSURANCE PROGRAM REQUIRED TO BE OFFERED TO STATE EMPLOYEES UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THAT BOARD TO DIFFERENTIATE IN THE PREMIUMS CHARGED TO SMOKERS AND NONSMOKERS IN THE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS AND ESTABLISH A MAXIMUM DIFFERENTIAL; TO AMEND SECTION 8-11-160, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE AGENCY HEAD SALARY COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION ON INDIGENT DEFENSE AND THE PROSECUTION COORDINATION COMMISSION ARE SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE AGENCY HEAD SALARY COMMISSION AND PROVIDE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SALARY NEGOTIATIONS TO FILL A VACANCY FOR A STATE AGENCY HEAD OR TECHNICAL COLLEGE PRESIDENT, TO PROVIDE A MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM RANGE FOR SUCH SALARIES, TO PROVIDE THOSE REQUIREMENTS FOR NEWLY ESTABLISHED AGENCIES AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES; TO AMEND SECTION 8-11-165, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, A PERIODIC STUDY OF COMPENSATION FOR AGENCY HEADS AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE PRESIDENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE COMPENSATION STUDY TO BE CONDUCTED EVERY FOUR YEARS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR A PERIODIC STUDY OF AGENCY HEAD AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE PRESIDENT COMPENSATION; BY ADDING SECTIONS 12-4-398, 12-4-400, 12-4-402, AND 12-4-404 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR REIMBURSEMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE FOR THE EXPENSES INCURRED BY CERTAIN SUBPOENAED EMPLOYEES, TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS AWARDED THAT DEPARTMENT MUST BE RETAINED AND CARRIED FORWARD AND PROVIDE FOR THEIR USE, BY PROVIDING FOR THAT DEPARTMENT TO SHARE EQUALLY WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA BUSINESS ONE STOP PROGRAM COLLECTION ASSISTANCE FEES, PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THESE FEES AND PROVIDE THAT UNEXPENDED FEES ARE CARRIED FORWARD TO SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEARS AND USED AND SHARED IN THE SAME MANNER; TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-2420, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE IMPOSITION OF AND EXEMPTIONS FROM THE ADMISSIONS LICENSE TAX; BY ADDING SECTION 11-5-135 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE TREASURER SHALL DISTRIBUTE AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT AS STATE SALARY SUPPLEMENTS FOR COUNTY CLERKS OF COURT, PROBATE JUDGES, SHERIFFS, REGISTERS OF DEEDS, CORONERS, AUDITORS, AND TREASURERS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER AND TIMING OF THESE DISTRIBUTIONS, AND TO EXPRESS THE INTENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WITH RESPECT TO THESE DISTRIBUTIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 8-1-195 SO AS TO ALLOW STATE AGENCIES AND OFFICES TO PAY THE MANDATORY SOUTH CAROLINA BAR DUES OWED BY ATTORNEYS EMPLOYED BY THESE AGENCIES AND OFFICES; BY ADDING ARTICLE 27 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1 SO AS TO ALLOW AGENCIES RECEIVING CASE SERVICES APPROPRIATIONS TO EXPEND PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR APPROPRIATIONS ON CASE SERVICE OBLIGATIONS INCURRED IN THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR BUT NOT BILLED UNTIL THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN AGENCIES MAY EXPEND APPROPRIATIONS TO COVER PROGRAM OPERATIONS OF PRIOR FISCAL YEARS WHERE ADJUSTMENT OF PRIOR YEARS ARE NECESSARY UNDER FEDERAL REGULATIONS OR AUDIT EXCEPTIONS, TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS THAT OPERATE A CHILDCARE FACILITY TO CHARGE FEES COMPARABLE TO PRIVATE CHILDCARE FACILITIES; TO PROHIBIT A STATE AGENCY FROM EXPENDING FUNDS FOR ANY TYPE OF MENU OPTION TELEPHONE ANSWERING DEVICE, AND TO SPECIFY WHEN THE PROHIBITION APPLIES, AND TO ALLOW A STATE AGENCY TO USE AN INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT TO OFFSET EXPENSES RELATED TO THE CLAIM; BY ADDING CHAPTER 136 TO TITLE 44 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DATA WAREHOUSE AND PROVIDE FOR ITS OPERATION; BY ADDING SECTION 8-11-125 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THAT IT IS THE POLICY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO CONDUCT ALL PERSONNEL POLICIES AND ACTIONS IN A NONDISCRIMINATORY MANNER AND PROVIDE FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION TO REMEDY THE EFFECTS OF PAST DISCRIMINATION, TO PROVIDE FOR STATE AGENCY REPORTING TO THE STATE HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION OF EMPLOYMENT DUTIES ALLOWING THAT COMMISSION TO REVIEW THE SUCCESS OF THE AGENCY'S AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN, TO PROVIDE FOR NOTICE TO THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD OF AN AGENCY NOT MAKING SATISFACTORY PROGRESS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR ACTION BY THAT BOARD TO ENSURE GOOD FAITH EFFORTS TO COMPLY; BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-195 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR CONTROL OVER THE NUMBER OF STATE EMPLOYEES BY REQUIRING THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO SUPERVISE THOSE NUMBERS BY THE SYSTEM OF TRACKING FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT POSITIONS (FTE'S) AND PROVIDE FOR THE MONITORING AND REPORTING OF THE NUMBER OF STATE EMPLOYEES USING THE FTE MEASURE; BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-235 SO AS TO ALLOW STATE AGENCIES TO CARRY FORWARD UP TO TEN PERCENT OF UNSPENT GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AT THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR TO THE SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR, TO PROVIDE HOW THIS CARRY FORWARD IS CALCULATED, TO PROVIDE FOR THE SUSPENSION OF THIS CARRY FORWARD IF THERE IS A YEAR END GENERAL FUND DEFICIT AND THE USE OF THESE CARRY FORWARDS TO REPLACE THE DEFICIT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT CARRY FORWARDS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN AN AGENCY'S GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS BASE; BY ADDING SECTION 2-7-131 SO AS TO REQUIRE EACH STATE AGENCY TO PROVIDE A REPORT DETAILING THE AMOUNT OF ITS OUTSTANDING DEBT AND ALL METHODS IT HAS USED TO COLLECT THAT DEBT; BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-265 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE MEDICAID PLAN SHALL PROVIDE BENEFITS TO DISABLED CHILDREN, AND TO REQUIRE CERTAIN AGENCIES TO IDENTIFY FUNDS THAT CAN BE USED AS STATE MATCH TO SERVE DISABLED CHILDREN; BY ADDING SECTION 34-11-140 SO AS TO ALLOW A STATE AGENCY TO COLLECT A SERVICE CHARGE TO COVER THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PROCESSING AND COLLECTION OF CERTAIN DISHONORED INSTRUMENTS OR ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS; BY ADDING SECTIONS 8-11-188 AND 8-11-189 SO AS TO ALLOW STATE AGENCIES, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO REALIGN RESOURCES INCLUDING SEPARATION INCENTIVE PAYMENTS AND CONTINUED EMPLOYER PAYMENT OF HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE PREMIUMS NOT TO EXCEED ONE YEAR, TO PROVIDE THAT PROGRAM PARTICIPATION IS VOLUNTARY AND PROVIDE OTHER APPLICABLE PROVISIONS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, TO ALLOW STATE AGENCY HEADS AND CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS TO TAKE UP TO THIRTY-SIX FURLOUGH DAYS IN A FISCAL YEAR AND PROVIDE FOR THE STATUS OF THESE OFFICERS WHILE FURLOUGHED, AND TO ALLOW AGENCY HEADS TO INSTITUTE A VOLUNTARY FURLOUGH PROGRAM FOR AGENCY EMPLOYEES OF UP TO NINETY DAYS IN A FISCAL YEAR AND PROVIDE FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH SUCH A PROGRAM MAY BE INSTITUTED AND THE STATUS OF AFFECTED EMPLOYEES; TO AMEND SECTION 11-11-170, RELATING TO THE USE OF REVENUES PAYABLE PURSUANT TO THE MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE STATE AGENCIES TO RETAIN AND CARRY FORWARD ANY UNEXPENDED TOBACCO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT FUNDS FROM THE PRIOR FISCAL YEAR INTO THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR AND TO EXPEND SUCH FUNDS FOR THE SAME PURPOSE; BY ADDING SECTION 25-11-95 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DIRECTORS OF THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS TO APPOINT AN ADDITIONAL CLAIMS REPRESENTATIVE WHO, IN ADDITION TO BEING CHARGED WITH THE DUTY OF ASSISTING ALL EX-SERVICEMEN, ALSO SHALL SPECIALIZE IN THE SPECIFIC NEEDS AND DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH VETERANS OF THE VIETNAM ERA, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES OF THE ADDITIONAL CLAIMS REPRESENTATIVE; BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-485 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES, SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS, WIL LOU GRAY OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL, AND JOHN DE LA HOWE SCHOOL TO CHARGE, EXPEND, AND CARRY FORWARD UNEXPENDED FEE REVENUES TO SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEARS, FEES CHARGED FOR FACILITY AND EQUIPMENT RENTAL AND REGISTRATION AT THESE SCHOOLS; TO AMEND SECTION 1-1-970, RELATING TO PERSONNEL DATA REQUIRED TO BE REPORTED TO THE DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, SO AS TO REVISE THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; BY ADDING SECTION 11-11-225 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BUDGET DIVISION TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE IN THE PHASE-IN OF THE OPERATIONS OF RESTRUCTURED STATE AGENCIES; TO AMEND SECTION 11-11-15, RELATING TO THE GOVERNOR'S SUBMISSION OF THE RECOMMENDED STATE BUDGET FOR THE UPCOMING FISCAL YEAR TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT RECOMMENDED BUDGET TO BE CERTIFIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF STATE BUDGET OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, OR THE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE, IN THE SAME MANNER AS ARE THE VERSIONS OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL PASSED BY THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE AND THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE; BY ADDING SECTION 56-1-560 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO PROVIDE CERTAIN DATA AND REPORTS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AT NO COST; BY ADDING SECTION 14-1-237 SO AS TO IMPOSE A FIVE DOLLAR SURCHARGE FOR MISDEMEANOR TRAFFIC OFFENSES OR NONTRAFFIC VIOLATIONS IN GENERAL SESSIONS COURT, MAGISTRATES OR MUNICIPAL COURT FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY, TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SURCHARGE DOES NOT APPLY TO PARKING VIOLATIONS AND MAY NOT BE WAIVED, SUSPENDED, OR REDUCED, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE REMITTING, TRANSFER, AND ACCOUNTING FOR THIS SURCHARGE REVENUE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    The General Assembly finds that all the provisions contained in this act relate to one subject as required by Section 17, Article III of the South Carolina Constitution in that each provision relates directly to or in conjunction with other sections to the subject of permanently codifying temporary provisos contained in prior versions of the annual general appropriations act.

The General Assembly further finds that a common purpose or relationship exists among the sections, representing a potential plurality but not disunity of topics, notwithstanding that reasonable minds might differ in identifying more than one topic contained in the act.

SECTION    2.    This act may be cited as the "Budget Proviso Codification Act of 2013".

Part 1

Education

A.    (1.2), (1.10) Chapter 17, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-17-160.    All school districts shall participate in the Medicaid program to the fullest extent possible by seeking appropriate reimbursement for services and administration of health and social services.

Reimbursements to school districts must not be used to supplant funds currently being spent on health and social services.

Section 59-17-170.    It is the responsibility of the school district where a local juvenile detention center is located to provide adequate teaching staff and to ensure compliance with the educational requirements of this State for students detained in such facilities. Students housed in local detention centers must be included in the average daily membership count of students for that district and reimbursement by the State Department of Education made accordingly."

B.    (1.12), (1.34)    Chapter 69, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-69-280.    Each school district in this State, upon the approval of the district's governing body, may maintain its own bank account for the purpose of making disbursement of school district funds as necessary to conduct school district business. Each county treasurer is authorized to transfer the amounts needed into the account, upon receipt of a written order certified by the district governing body or the governing body's designee. This order must contain a statement that the amount is for immediate disbursement for the payment of correct and legal obligations of the school district.

Section 59-69-290.    In compensating for any reduction in funding, local districts shall give priority to providing funding for classroom teachers and classroom operations. Funding reductions first should be applied to administrative and nonclassroom expenses before classroom expenses are affected."

C.    (1.6), (1.14), (1.43) Chapter 5, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-5-170.    To finalize each school district's allocations of employer contributions funds for retiree insurance from the prior fiscal year, the State Department of Education may adjust a school district's allocation in the current fiscal year accordingly to reflect actual payroll and payments to the retirement system from the prior fiscal year. If the department is notified that a school district has failed to remit proper payments to cover employee fringe benefit obligations, the department shall withhold state funds to this school district until the obligations are met.

Section 59-5-180.    State funds provided for teacher salaries may be used to pay salaries for those teachers holding temporary certificates. These temporary certificates remain valid for the current school year if the local board of education so requests. The State Department of Education shall submit to the General Assembly by March first of each year a report showing by district the number of temporary certificates by category; including an enumeration of the certificates carried forward from the previous year. A temporary certificate may not be continued more than twice.

Section 59-5-190.    The State Department of Education may transfer funds between budget lines and object codes to identify, reconcile, reimburse, and remit funds required for Medicaid cash match to the Department of Health and Human Services."

D.    (1.41) Article 5, Chapter 1, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-1-485.    State funds must not be appropriated to a school that participates with or is a member of an association with policies that discriminate against or afford different treatment of students based on race or national origin."

Part 2

Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School

A.    (5.1)    Section 59-51-20 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 59-51-20.    The school shall:

(1)    serve as an alternative school cooperating with other agencies and organizations;

(2)    provide training for persons interested in continuing their elementary or high school education or

in taking refresher courses preparatory to college, with emphasis on personal development, vocational efficiency, and effective citizenship;

(3)    disseminate information concerning practices that have proven to be effective in working with its students; and

(4)    cooperate with the vocational rehabilitation department in providing personal and social adjustment and prevocational and vocational courses for persons with disabilities; and

(5)    incorporate into its program, services for students ages fifteen and over who are considered truant and cooperate with the Department of Juvenile Justice, the family courts, and school districts to encourage the removal of truant students to the school when such students can be served appropriately by the school's program."

B.    (5.2)    Chapter 51, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-51-60.    Students attending school at the Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School who are sixteen years of age and are unable to remain enrolled due to the necessity of immediate employment or enrollment in post secondary education may be eligible to take the General Education Development (GED) Test. Before taking the GED, the student must be pretested using the official General Education Development Practice Test and score a minimum of 2200."

C.    (5.3), (5.8), (5.6), (5.7), (5.5), (5.4) Chapter 51, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-51-25.    The school may:

(1)    carry forward to succeeding fiscal years the amount of the deferred salaries and employer contributions earned in the preceding fiscal year for non-twelve month employees. These deferred funds are in addition to any other carry forwards allowed by law;

(2)    sell goods that are by-products of the school's programs and operations, charge user fees and fees for services to the general public, individuals, organizations, agencies and school districts. Any unexpended revenue from these sources may be retained and carried forward into succeeding fiscal years and expended to meet the expenses of the school's programs and operations;

(3)    retain revenues derived from the lease of school properties titled to or utilized by the school and use revenues for general school operations, including, but not limited to, maintenance of these properties. Unexpended funds from these leases may be carried forward into succeeding fiscal years and used for the same purposes;

(4)    retain and expend revenues generated from United States Department of Agriculture federal grants in accordance with federal regulations for the purpose of covering actual expenses in the school's cafeteria and food service operations;

(5)    utilize funds received from the Department of Education for vocational equipment on educational program initiatives; and

(6)    at the discretion of the trustees, carry out improved forestry practices for timber holdings on school property and apply the revenues derived from them and any other revenue source on the property for the further improvement and development of the school forest and other school purposes."

Part 3

School for the Deaf and the Blind

A.    (6.3)    Section 59-47-70 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 59-47-70.    (A)    All deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired persons of the State who are eligible, each case to be decided by the board of commissioners, must be admitted to the benefits of the school.

(B)    Deaf, blind, multidisabled and other disabled students identified by the Board of Commissioners as target groups for admission to the school may be admitted by the school either through direct application by parents or on referral from the local school district. The Board of Commissioners shall define the appropriate admissions criteria including mental capacity, degree of disability, functioning level, age, and other factors considered necessary by the board. All placement hearings for admission to the school must be organized by the school. The school shall obtain information from the local school district concerning the needs of the student and shall prepare an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)for each student admitted. All parents applying for admission of their children must sign a statement certifying that they believe the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind is the most appropriate placement which constitutes the least restrictive environment for the individual student, based upon needs identified in the placement meeting and the IEP. The decision concerning placement and least restrictive environment must be reviewed annually at the IEP conference."

B.    (6.1), (6.5), (6.4)    Section 59-47-90 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 59-47-90.    (A)    Pursuant to the authority of Section 59-47-80, the board of commissioners shall establish a maintenance fee schedule to be charged students attending the school. Such This schedule may, in the discretion of the board, may be graduated in accordance with the financial resources and income of the parent or guardian of the student concerned, or may be excused entirely in proper cases. Failure to pay maintenance fees in accordance with the schedule prescribed by the board may result in the discharge of a student from the school when the board determines that payment of fees would not be an unreasonable burden upon those persons obligated to pay such the fees. All funds collected as maintenance fees, including any such fees collected prior to July 1 1970, shall must be remitted to the State Treasurer for deposit in a special fund to be used for capital improvements at the school.

(B)    The school may charge the parents of students at the school a student activity fee, differentiated according to the income of the family. The required student activity fee may not exceed forty dollars. This revenue may be retained by the school and carried forward into succeeding fiscal years and expended for the purpose of covering expenses for student activities.

(C)    The school may charge a fee for the services of a mobility instructor to provide service on a contractual basis to various school districts in the State, and this revenue must be retained and carried forward into succeeding fiscal years and expended by the school for the purpose of covering expenses in the blind school.

(D)    The school may charge appropriate tuition room and board, and other fees to students accepted into the adult vocational program. These fees must be determined by the Board of Commissioners, and the revenue retained and carried forward into succeeding fiscal years and expended by the school for the purpose of covering expenses in the adult vocational program."

C.    (6.2)    Chapter 47, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-47-105.    The school shall receive through the Education Finance Act the average state share of the required weighted cost for each student enrolled in the school."

D.    (6.10), (6.9), (6.6), (6.8)    Chapter 47, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-47-35.    The school may:

(1)    carry forward in the current fiscal year the amount of the deferred salaries and employer contributions earned in the prior fiscal year for non-twelve month employees. These deferred funds are not to be included or part of any other authorized carry forward amount;

(2)    sell goods that are by-products of the school's programs and operations, charge user fees and fees for services to the general public: individuals, organizations, agencies and school districts, and such revenue may be retained and carried forward into the current fiscal year and expended for the purpose of covering expenses of the school's programs and operations; and

(3)    retain and expend all revenues of the institution to cover actual expenses of food service and cafeteria operations and, in accordance with federal regulations, retain and expend all United States Department of Agriculture grant funds for the same purposes."

E.    (6.7)    Chapter 47, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-47-115.    Notwithstanding Section 59-67-515 or any other provisions of law, the school buses of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind are authorized to travel at the posted speed limit."

Part 4

John De La Howe

A.    (7.1), (7.2), (7.3)    Chapter 49, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-49-135.    The school may:

(1)    retain and carry forward into succeeding fiscal years unexpended status offender funds distributed to the school by the Department of Education. These funds, when carried forward, must be used for the same purpose for which they were awarded;

(2)    lease private residences on the agency's campus to its employees. Revenue generated by such leases may be retained and used for general operating purposes including, but not limited, maintenance of these residences; and

(3)    carry forward into succeeding fiscal years the amount of deferred salaries and employer contributions earned in the preceding fiscal year for non-twelve month employees. These deferred funds are in addition to any other carry forwards allowed by law."

Part 5

Commission on Higher Education

A.    (11.9)    Chapter 112, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-112-Previous117Next.    Members of the Armed Forces of the United States, either active-duty, retired, or separated from service, who are admitted to and enrolled in the South Carolina Troop-to-Teachers Alternative Route to Certification program are entitled to pay in-state tuition rates at participating state institutions for requisite program work."

B.    (11.10)    Chapter 150, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-150-376.    Foster children in the custody of the Department of Social Services and attending a higher education institution in South Carolina are eligible for an additional HOPE scholarship of up to $2,000 above the $2,500 maximum provided in Section 59-150-370. Foster children must apply for these funds no later than May first, of the preceding year. All other grants, both state and federal, for which these foster children are eligible must be applied first to the cost of attendance prior to using the additional need-based grant funding. If the cost of attendance for a foster child is met with other grants and scholarships, then no additional need-based grant may be used. The Department of Social Services, in cooperation with the Commission on Higher Education, shall track the numbers of recipients of this additional need-based grant to determine its effectiveness in encouraging more foster children to pursue a secondary education. No more than $100,000 each year may be expended from HOPE scholarship appropriations or authorizations for this additional assistance."

C.    (11.12)    Section 59-111-20 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding a new subsection to read:

"(C)    The age limitation for those children of certain war veterans who may be admitted to any state-supported college, university, or post high school technical education institution free of tuition as contained in subsection (B) is suspended for eligible children that successfully appeal to the Division of Veterans Affairs for a waiver on the grounds of a serious extenuating health condition."

D.    (11.13)    Chapter 103, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-103-155.     Before the renewal of LIFE and Palmetto Fellows Scholarships at the beginning of each school year and to continue eligibility for LIFE and Palmetto Fellows Enhancement Stipends, as provided in Sections 59-149-15 and 59-104-25, respectively, students shall certify and the institutions shall verify that the student is meeting all requirements as stipulated by the policies established by the institution and the academic department to be enrolled as a declared major in an eligible program and is making academic progress toward completion of the student's declared eligible major. These determinations are subject to the verification and audit of the Commission on Higher Education. Institutions shall return funds determined to have been awarded to ineligible students."

Part 6

Medical University of South Carolina

A.    (23.1)    Chapter 123, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-123-113.    The Rural Dentist Program, in coordination with the Department of Health and Environmental Control's Public Health Dentistry Program, is established at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The funds appropriated to the Medical University of South Carolina for the Rural Dentist Program must be administered by the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium physician recruitment office. The costs associated with administering this program are to be paid from the funds appropriated to the Rural Dentist Program and may not exceed four percent of the appropriation. The Medical University of South Carolina is responsible for the fiscal management of funds to ensure that state policies and guidelines are adhered to. Unexpended general fund appropriations for the program carry forward to the succeeding fiscal year and must be expended for the same purposes. A board is established to manage and allocate these funds to insure the location of licensed dentists in rural areas of South Carolina and on the faculty of the College of Dental Medicine at MUSC. The board is composed as follows: the Dean, or the Dean's` designee, of the MUSC College of Dental Medicine, ex officio; three members from the South Carolina Dental Education Foundation Board who represent rural areas appointed by the MUSC Board of Trustees; and the President of the South Carolina Dental Association, ex officio. The Director of Department of Health and Environmental Control's Office of Primary Care; the Director or the director's designee of the Department of Health and Human Services; and the Executive Director of the South Carolina Dental Association also shall serve on the board ex officio, but without a vote. Members of this board shall serve without compensation."

Part 7

State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education

A.    (25.2)    Article 1, Chapter 53, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-53-59.    Funds appropriated to the board unexpended at the end of a fiscal year may be carried forward into the succeeding fiscal year and expended by the board for direct training for new and expanded industry."

B.    (25.3)    Article 1, Chapter 53, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-53-110.    With approval of the Comptroller General, the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education may reimburse business and industry for prior year training costs billed to the agency after the fiscal year closes."

C.    (117.12)    Article 1, Chapter 53, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-53-120.    Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, funds at technical education colleges derived wholly from the activities of student organizations and from the operations of canteens and bookstores may be retained by the college and expended only in accord with policies established by the respective college's area commission and approved by the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education."

Part 8

Department of Health and Human Services

A.    (33.1)    Article 1, Chapter 6, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-6-47.    The Department of Health and Human Services shall recover all refunds and identified program overpayments, which must be collected in accordance with established collection policy and deposited in the Office of the State Treasurer in an account separate and distinct from the general fund. These funds must be expended in the fiscal year following their collection to improve accountability in future audits. If the funds collected exceed one percent of the total department appropriation for the year in which they are to be expended, the excess funds must be remitted to the general fund."

B.    (33.3)     Article 1, Chapter 6, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-6-60.    The Department of Health and Human Services shall remit to the Office of the State Auditor funds in an amount equal to fifty percent of the costs of conducting medical assistance audits for the department as provided for in Section 11-7-40. These costs must include those appropriated salary adjustments and employer contributions allowable under Medicaid. The funds must be remitted monthly based on invoices provided by the Office of the State Auditor."

C.    Section 11-7-40 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 11-7-40.    The State Auditor shall bill the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services monthly for fifty percent of the costs incurred by the State Auditor in for conducting the medical assistance audit audits for the department. The amount billed costs incurred by the State Auditor must include those appropriated salary adjustments and employer contributions allowable under the Medicaid program. The Department of Health and Human Services shall remit the amount billed to the credit of the general fund of the Office of the State Auditor."

D.    (33.4, 33.9, 33.10)    Article 1, Chapter 6, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-6-42.    To carry out the duties and responsibilities required pursuant to this chapter or any other provision of law, the department may:

(1)    fund the net costs of a third party liability and drug rebate collection effort from the monies collected in that effort;

(2)    offset the administrative costs associated with controlling fraud and abuse;

(3)    receive and expend registration fees for educational, training, and certification programs.

E.    (33.8)    Section 44-6-470 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 44-6-470.    (A)    Any Use of funds collected by the department as a result of the imposition of civil monetary penalties or other enforcement actions must be for a purpose related to the protection of the health and property of residents of nursing homes that participate in the Medicaid program. These funds may be used for the:

(1)    the cost of relocating residents to other nursing homes, if necessary, and also may be used to;

(2)    reimburse the reimbursement of residents for personal funds lost as a result of nursing home violations of the requirements for participation in the Medicaid program by the nursing home. In addition, these funds may be used for other requirements;

(3)    costs directly associated with enforcement or corrective measures at facilities found to be out of compliance with the requirements for participation in the Medicaid program or for requirements;

(4)    any other purpose that enhances or improves the health and quality of life for nursing home residents. These requirements for the use of funds collected also apply to

(B)    Funds received by the department that are collected as the result of enforcement actions directed conducted by federal authorities also may be used as provided for in subsection (A).

(C)    The department may deposit funds collected and received pursuant to this section in the Office of the State Treasurer in an account separate and distinct from the general fund to be expended in accordance with subsection (A)."

F.1.    (33.12)    Article 1, Chapter 6, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-6-102.    (A)    The Department of Health and Human Services has the sole authority to determine the eligibility of applicants for the Medicaid program.

(B)    The governing body in counties in which department employees conduct Medicaid eligibility determinations shall provide these employees with office space and facility service, including janitorial, utility, and telephone services and related supplies."

2.    On this section's effective date, personnel at the Department of Social Services engaged full-time in determining Medicaid eligibility and other Department of Social Services' personnel engaged in determining Medicaid eligibility who are identified by agreement of the Department of Health And Human Services and the Department of Social Services are transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services.

G.    (33.14)    Article 1, Chapter 6, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-6-55.    The department shall expand its program integrity efforts by contracting with other entities to maximize the department's ability to detect and eliminate provider fraud and by implementing other actions the department considers appropriate to expand these efforts."

H.    (33.15)    Article 1, Chapter 6, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-6-107.    The department shall perform post payment reviews in accordance with Medicaid regulations to ensure compliance with federal requirements prohibiting the use of Medicaid funds for abortions except under certain circumstances."

I.    (33.11)    Section 44-6-80 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 44-6-80.    (A)    The department must shall submit to the Governor, the State Budget and Control Board, and the General Assembly an annual report concerning the work of the department including details on improvements in the cost effectiveness achieved since the enactment of this chapter and must shall recommend changes for further improvements.

Interim reports must be submitted as needed to advise the Governor and the General Assembly of substantive issues.

(B)    The department, in conjunction with the Research and Statistics Division of the State Budget and Control Board, shall prepare a report that compares the reimbursement rate of Medicaid providers to the reimbursement rate of the Medicare Program and the State Health Plan. This report must be completed by January thirty-first of each year, and submitted to the Governor and the members of the General Assembly."

J.    (33.21), (33.23)    Section 44-6-30 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 263 of 2004, is further amended to read:

"Section 44-6-30.    The department shall:

(1)    administer Title XIX of the Social Security Act (Medicaid), including the Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Program, and the Community Long-Term Care System;

(2)    be designated as the South Carolina Center for Health Statistics to operate the Cooperative Health Statistics Program pursuant to the Public Health Services Act;

(3)    be prohibited from engaging in the delivery of services;

(4)    shall enroll and recertify eligible children to the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and must use available state agency program data housed in the Research and Statistics Division of the State Budget and Control Board, to include the Department of Social Services' Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Department of Education's free and reduced meal eligibility data; and

(5)    expand and increase its effort to identify, report, and combat Medicaid provider fraud. The department shall report to the General Assembly annually on the results of these efforts, including funds recovered or saved, and information pertaining to prosecutions of such actions, including plea agreements entered into."

K.    (33.22)    Article 1, Chapter 6, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-6-49.    The department is authorized to carry forward cash balances at the end of a fiscal year to the succeeding fiscal year for any earmarked or restricted trust and agency, or special revenue account or subfund. The department shall submit a comprehensive report of all cash balances brought forward pursuant to this section. The report, at a minimum, for each account or subfund, must include the following: the statutory authority that allows the funds to be carried forward, the maximum authorized amount that can be carried forward, the general purpose or need for the carry forward, the specific source or sources of funding or revenue that generated the carry forward, and a detailed description of any pending obligations against the carry forward. The report must be submitted to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, within fifteen days after the Comptroller General closes the State's books for the fiscal year."

Part 9

Department of Health and Environmental Control

A.    (34.4)    Chapter 1, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-1-247.    As a prerequisite to a child receiving services from the Children's Rehabilitative Services of the department, that program shall use any available financial resources, including insurance benefits or governmental assistance programs, or both to which the child otherwise may be entitled in providing or arranging for medical care and related services to physically handicapped children eligible for these services."

B.    (34.7)    Chapter 1, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-1-249.    The Department of Health and Environmental Control may budget and expend funds derived from insurance refunds for prior year operations providing family health case services."

C.    (34.13)    Chapter 1, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-1-250.    The Department of Health and Environmental Control may collect, expend, and carry forward revenues in the following programs:

(1)    sale of goods;

(2)    sale of meals at Camp Burnt Gin;

(3)    sale of publications, brochures;

(4)    spoil easement areas revenue;

(5)    performance bond forfeiture revenue for restoring damaged critical area;

(6)    beach renourishment appropriations;

(7)    photo copies and certificate forms;

(8)    sale of listings and labels;

(9)    sale of sets of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976 and supplements thereto;

(10)    sales of films and slides;

(11)    sale of maps;

(12)    sale of recyclables;

(13)    sale or licensing, or both, of software products developed and owned by the department; and

(14)    collection of registration fees for non-DHEC employees.

Any unexpended balance carried forward pursuant to this section must be used for the same purpose."

D.    (34.15)    Section 44-7-270 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 278 of 2010, is further amended to read:

"Section 44-7-270.    (A)    Applicants for a license shall file annually, or as may be provided for in regulation, applications under oath with the department upon prescribed forms. An application must be signed by the owner, if an individual or a partnership, or in the case of a corporation by two of its officers, or in the case of a government unit by the head of the governmental department having jurisdiction over it. The application must set forth the full name and address of the facility for which the license is sought, as applicable, and the full name and address of the owner, the names of the persons in control, and additional information as the department may require, including affirmative evidence of ability to comply with standards and regulations adopted by the department. Each applicant shall pay a license fee prior to issuance of a license as established by regulation. The department may charge an inspection fee.

(B)    Funds derived from an increase in the health licensing fee schedule must be retained by the department to fund increased responsibilities of health licensing programs. Failure to submit a license renewal application or fee to the department by the license expiration date shall result in a late fee of seventy-five dollars or twenty-five percent of the licensing fee amount, whichever is greater, in addition to the licensing fee. Continual failure to submit completed and accurate renewal applications or fees, or both, by the time specified by the department shall result in enforcement actions. The department may waive all or any part of assessed late fees in extenuating circumstances, if the waiver is made public."

E.    (34.16)    Section 44-93-170 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding a new paragraph at the end to read:

"The department may use not more than seventy-five thousand dollars from the Infectious Waste Contingency Fund each year for personnel and operating expenses incurred in implementing this chapter."

F.    (34.17)    Article 2, Chapter 7, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-7-95.    When transfer of a Medicaid patient from a nursing home is necessary due to violations of state or federal law or Medicaid certification requirements, the Medicaid patient day permit must be transferred with the patient to the receiving nursing home. The receiving facility shall apply to retain permanently the Medicaid patient day permit within sixty days of receipt of the transferred patient."

G.    (34.18)    Chapter 20, Title 48 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 48-20-105.    The department may charge a reasonable fee for mineral sets. Revenues generated from the sale of mineral sets may be retained by the department in a revolving account with a maximum carry forward of two thousand dollars and must be expended for mineral set supplies and related mining and reclamation educational products."

H.    (34.19)    Article 1, Chapter 5, Title 3 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 3-5-155.    The Department of Health and Environmental Control may collect, retain, and expend funds received from the sale of or third party use, or both, of spoil easement areas, for the purpose of meeting this State's responsibility for providing adequate spoil easement areas for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in this State."

I.    (34.20)    Section 44-1-200 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 44-1-200.    (A)(1)    The Department of Health and Environmental Control may provide home health services to those persons living in areas of the State in which adequate home health services are not available and may charge fees for such services. Home health services shall include care of the ill and disabled rendered at home including, but not limited to, bedside care, treatment, and rehabilitation services. In order that it may to provide such these services, the department may employ the necessary personnel, including nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, medical social workers, home health aides, nutritionists, and supervisory personnel, and may purchase equipment and materials necessary to maintain an effective program.

(2)    The department may compensate nonpermanent, part-time employees on a fixed rate per visit basis. Compensation on a fixed rate per visit may be paid to employees for whom the department receives per visit reimbursement from other sources. The per visit rate may vary based on the discipline providing the care and the geographical location of services rendered. The department may pay exempt or nonexempt employees, as defined by the Fair labor Standards Act, only when they are needed to work. These exempt or nonexempt employees may exceed twelve months but are not eligible for state benefits except for the option of contributing to the State Retirement System.

(B)    The Department shall, wherever possible, assist and advise nonprofit agencies or associations in the development of home health services programs and may enter into agreements with such these agencies or associations specifying the type of assistance and advice it the department will provide."

J.    (34.21)        Chapter 1, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-1-218.    The department shall continue to deposit in the general fund all indirect cost recoveries derived from state general funds participating in the calculation of the approved indirect cost rate. Further administrative costs funded with other funds used in the indirect cost calculation must, based on their percentage, be retained by the department to support the remaining administrative costs of the department."

K.    (34.22)        Section 44-56-160(B)(1) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(1)    thirteen percent must be held separate and distinct within the fund in a permitted site fund for the purpose of response actions arising from the operation of the permitted land disposal facilities in this State; use of these funds includes legal services related to environmental response, regulatory, and enforcement matters in administrative proceedings and actions in state and federal courts;"

L.    (34.23)        Chapter 1, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-1-214.    The department may transfer increased funds appropriated to the department in the general appropriations act to critical program areas to offset shortfalls in those program areas."

M. (34.24, 34.25)    Section 44-7-320(F) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(F)(1)    All penalties collected pursuant to this article must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the general fund of the State, except as provided for in subsections (F)(2) and (F)(3).

(2)    The first fifty thousand dollars in penalties collected each fiscal year pursuant to this article must be retained by the department for the exclusive use of the Division of Health Facility Licensing to carry out and enforce those regulations relative to the division. These funds must be credited to a separate and distinct account within the department's fiscal records.

(3)    The first one hundred thousand dollars in penalties collected each fiscal year pursuant to this article must be retained by the department for the exclusive use of the Bureau of Health Facilities and Services Development to carry out and enforce those regulations relative to the bureau. These funds must be credited to a separate and distinct account within the department's fiscal records."

N.    (34.26)        Section 13-7-85D of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 429 of 1980, is amended to read:

"D.    The monies obtained from the levying of fines, penalties, or fees under each fiscal year pursuant to this article shall accrue must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the general fund of the State, except that the first thirty thousand dollars of monies collected must be retained by the department for the exclusive use by the Bureau of Radiological Health to carry out and enforce regulations applicable to the bureau."

O.    (34.28)        Chapter 1, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-1-212.    The department may provide the cost of meals to department employees who are required to work during actual emergencies and emergency simulation exercises when they are not permitted to leave their stations."

P.    (34.29)        Chapter 1, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-1-216.    If the President of the United States declares a state of emergency or the Governor declares a state of emergency in a county in this State, Fair Labor Standards Act exempt employees of the department may, at the discretion of the director, be paid for actual hours worked in lieu of accruing compensatory time, contingent upon available funds."

Q.    (34.33)        Section 40-43-83(K) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(K)    The Department of Health and Environmental Control is exempt from the provisions of this section that require facilities distributing or dispensing prescription drugs to be permitted by the Board of Pharmacy and from the provisions of this section that require each pharmacy to have a pharmacist-in-charge;. However, if the department designates a pharmacist as a pharmacist-in-charge, the pharmacist may serve more than one department facility pharmacy and may serve as the pharmacist-in-charge at a facility pharmacy without being physically present at the facility pharmacy, over which he is the pharmacist-in-charge. Each health district in this State must have a permit to distribute or dispense prescription drugs, and only department pharmacists, nurses, and physicians may distribute or dispense vaccines and prescription drugs and devices for conditions or diseases that the department treats, monitors, or investigates. If there is a public health emergency or upon activation of the strategic national stockpile of medications and supplies, other medications may be dispensed as necessary."

R.    (34.37)        Section 44-37-30(F) and (G) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 225 of 2002, are further amended to read:

"(F)    The department may suspend any activity related to blood sample storage, as provided for in this section, if state funds are insufficient to support the storage requirements of these samples. If the suspension of blood sample storage is necessary pursuant to this subsection, the samples may be destroyed in a scientifically appropriate manner after testing, and the department shall notify providers of this suspension at least thirty days before the suspension takes effect.

(G)    The department shall promulgate regulations necessary for the implementation of this section. All forms must include information concerning the benefits of neonatal testing and storage of a blood sample.

(G)(H)    A person who violates this section or the regulations promulgated pursuant to this section or who provides or obtains or otherwise tampers with a blood sample collected pursuant to this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, may be fined not more than fifty thousand dollars or imprisoned for not more than three years."

S.    (34.1), (34.2), (34.6)    Chapter 1, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-1-175.(A)    Out of the appropriation to the department in the annual general appropriations act for 'Access to Care', twenty-five thousand dollars must be distributed to county health departments by the director, with the approval of the board for the following purposes:

(1)    to insure the provision of a reasonably adequate public health program in each county;

(2)    to provide funds to combat special health problems that may exist in certain counties;

(3)    to establish and maintain demonstration projects in improved public health methods in one or more counties in the promotion of better public health service throughout the State;

(4)    to encourage and promote local participation in financial support of the county health departments;

(5)    to meet emergency situations which may arise in local areas; and

(6)    to fit funds available to amounts budgeted when small differences occur.

The provisions of this section do not supersede or suspend the provisions of Section 13-7-30.

(B)    General funds appropriated to the Department of Health and Environmental Control for allocation to counties for operation of county health units must be allowed on a basis approved by the board. The amount of general funds appropriated in the annual general appropriations act for 'Access to Care' must be allocated so that no county budget receives less than the amount received in the prior fiscal year, except when instructed by the State Budget and Control Board or the General Assembly to reduce funds within the department by a certain percentage. When a percentage reduction is ordered or enacted, the department may reduce 'Access to Care' funds to the county health units up to the stipulated percentage. reduction.

(C)    Counties are relieved of contribution requirements for salary, fringe benefits and travel reimbursement for local health departments. In the annual general appropriations act, the General Assembly shall appropriate $5,430,697 for county health department salaries, fringe benefits and travel. These funds and other state funds appropriated for county health units may, based upon need, be utilized in either salary or travel categories. Each county shall provide all other operating expenses of the local health department in an amount at least equal to that appropriated for operations for each county in fiscal year 1981 - 1982. If a county makes uniform reductions in appropriations to all agencies or departments for maintenance and operations, exclusive of salaries and fringe benefits, an equal reduction must be made in funds appropriated for the operating expenses of the local health department."

T.    (34.3)    Chapter 1, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-1-310.    Private donations or contributions for the operation of Camp Burnt Gin must be deposited in a restricted account. These funds may be carried forward to succeeding fiscal years and made available as needed to fund the operation of the camp. Withdrawals from this restricted account must be in accordance with approved procedures."

Part 10

Department of Mental Health

A.    (35.3) Section 44-9-90 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 266 of 2008, is further amended by adding a new item at the end to read:

"(8)    The department may retain and expend budgeted institution-generated funds."

B.    (35.4) Chapter 9, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-9-115.    An employee of the department who holds a faculty appointment with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine may participate in the Practice Plan of that school if his participation does not occur during regular working hours. The department must handle funds generated by this participant pursuant to policies of the university that govern Practice Plan funds."

C.    (35.11)    Chapter 9, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-9-105.    The cost of meals may be provided to state employees who are required to work during actual emergencies, emergency simulation exercises, and when the Governor declares a state of emergency if the employees are not permitted to leave their stations."

D.    (35.10)    Chapter 9, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-9-85.    There is created the Uncompensated Patient Care Fund (UPCF) to be used by the department for medical costs incurred for patients that must be transferred to a private hospital for services. Unexpended funds in the UPCF at the end of a state fiscal year may be carried forward to the succeeding fiscal year and used for the same purpose."

Part 11

Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

A.    (36.1, 36.2, 36.4, 36.5 and 36.6) Section 44-20-250 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 47 of 2011, is further amended to read:

"Section 44-20-250.    (A)    The department shall coordinate services and programs with other state and local agencies for persons with intellectual disability, related disabilities, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries. The department may negotiate and contract with local agencies, county boards of disabilities and special needs, private organizations, and foundations in order to implement the planning and development of a full range of services and programs for persons with intellectual disability, related disabilities, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries subject to law and the availability of fiscal resources. The department has the same right to be reimbursed for expenses in providing disabilities and special needs services through a contractual arrangement as it has to be reimbursed for expenses provided through direct departmental services. The department shall develop service standards for programs of the department and for programs for which the department may contract and shall review and evaluate these programs on a periodic basis.

(B)    The department may retain all revenue derived from production contracts earned by intellectually disabled trainees in Work Activity Programs, carry forward these funds to the immediately following fiscal year as necessary, and use these funds for operating expenses and permanent improvements of these Work Activity Programs.

(C)    The department may retain revenues associated with the sale of any excess real property that is assigned to it or that it owns or controls, and may expend these funds as grants to purchase or build community residences and day program facilities for the individuals served by the department. The department shall follow all policies and procedures of the State Budget and Control Board and the Joint Bond Review Committee.

(D)    The department may carry forward and retain settlements under Medicaid-funded contracts.

(E)    The department may continuously expend departmentally generated revenues authorized in the annual appropriations act.

(F)    The department may continuously transfer capital, including but not limited to real property and buildings, to local providers of the department if the State Budget and Control Board approves this transfer."

Part 12

Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services

A.    (37.1)    Section 44-49-10 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding a new subsection at the end to read:

"(F)    The department may charge fees for participation in education and professional development initiatives of the department provided under this chapter, and must retain revenue derived from these fees to increase funding of these initiatives."

B.    (37.2)    Section 44-49-40 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding the following appropriately lettered subsection at the end:

"( )    In that gambling is a serious problem in South Carolina, the department through its local county commissions may provide, from funds appropriated to the department, information, education, and referral services to persons experiencing gambling addictions."

Part 13

Department of Social Services

A.    (38.3)    Article 5, Chapter 7, Title 63 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 63-7-2395.    The expenditure of funds allocated by the department for burials of foster children must not exceed one thousand five hundred dollars per burial."

B.    (38.7)    Chapter 1, Title 43 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 43-1-725.    The Department of Social Services may charge fees and accept donations, grants, and bequests for services provided under the department's direct responsibility. The following fees may be collected by the department and must be utilized to further develop and administer these program efforts:

Daycare

Family Childcare Homes (up to six children)                $ 15

Group Childcare Homes (7-12 children)                        $ 30

Registered Church Childcare (13+)                                $ 50

Licensed Childcare Centers (13-49)                                $ 50

Licensed Childcare Centers (50-99)                                $ 75

Licensed Childcare Centers (100-199)                            $100

Licensed Childcare Centers (200+)                                $125

Central Registry Checks

Nonprofit Entities                                                            $ 8

For-profit Agencies                                                        $ 25

State Agencies                                                                $ 8

Schools                                                                            $ 8

Daycare                                                                            $ 8

Other - Volunteer Organizations                                    $ 8

Other Children's Services

Services Related to Adoption of Children from

Other Countries                                                                $225

Court-ordered Home Studies in

Non-DSS Custody Cases                                            $850

Licensing Residential Group Homes Fee for an

Initial License                                                                    $250

For Renewal                                                                    $ 75

Licensing Childcare Institutions Fee for an

Initial License                                                                    $500

For Renewal                                                                    $100

Licensing Child Placement Agencies Fee for an

Initial License                                                                    $500

For Renewal                                                                    $ 60

For Each Private Foster Home Under the

Supervision of a Child Placement Agency                    $ 15

Responsible Father Registry Search                                $ 50"

C.     (38.8)    Chapter 1, Title 43 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 43-1-730.    The state portion of funds recouped from claims against a recipient for TANF and Food Stamp program benefits illegally obtained must be retained by the department. A portion of these funds must be distributed to local county offices for emergency and program operations."

D.     (38.9)    Article 1, Chapter 5, Title 43 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 43-5-260.    The department shall require all Temporary Assistance for Needy Families applicants and recipients to provide proof of age-appropriate immunizations for children. If these immunizations have not been administered, the department shall assist in referring applicants to appropriate county health departments to obtain the immunizations."

E.    (38.11)    Chapter 1, Title 43 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 43-1-75.    From funds allocated in the general appropriations act to the Department of Social Services for employee pay increases, the department may allot funds for pay increases, without uniformity, to individual county directors and regional directors in classified positions. Pay increases for county directors and regional directors must be administered in accordance with the guidelines established by the State Budget and Control Board for the Executive Compensation System and other nonacademic unclassified employees. An employee subject to the provisions of this section is not eligible for any other compensation increase that may otherwise be provided for in the general appropriations act."

F.    (38.12)    Chapter 1, Title 43 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 43-1-730.    Department of Social Services investigative units are authorized to receive and expend funds awarded to these units as a result of a donation, contribution, prize, grant, or court order. These funds must be retained by the department on behalf of the investigative units and deposited in a separate, special account and must be carried forward from year to year and withdrawn and expended as needed to fulfill the purposes and conditions of the donation, contribution, prize, grant, or court order, if specified, and if not specified, as may be directed by the Director of the Department of Social Services. These accounts shall not be used to supplant operating funds in the current or future budgets. The department shall report to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee by January thirtieth of each fiscal year on the amount of funds received and expended."

G.     (38.13)    Chapter 1, Title 43 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 43-1-750.    Unless specifically directed by the General Assembly, when the Department of Social Services is directed to provide funds to a not-for-profit or 501(c)(3) organization, that organization must use the funds to serve persons who are eligible for services in one or more Department of Social Services programs."

H.    (38.14)        Chapter 1, Title 43 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 43-1-760.        The Department of Social Services is authorized to make grants to community-based not-for-profit organizations for local projects that further the objectives of the Department of Social Services programs. The department shall develop policies and procedures and may promulgate regulations to assure compliance with state and federal requirements associated with the funds used for the grants and to assure fairness and accountability in the award and administration of these grants. The department shall require a match from all grant recipients."

I.    (38.16)    Chapter 1, Title 43 of the 1976 Code amended by adding:

"Section 43-1-780.    (A)    The Department of Social Services may impose monetary penalties against a person, facility, or other entity for violation of a statute or regulation pertaining to programs, other than foster home licensing, that the department regulates. Penalties collected must be remitted to the State Treasurer for deposit into the State General Fund.

(B)    The department shall promulgate regulations for each program in which penalties may be imposed. The regulations must include guidance on the decision to assess a penalty, the effect of failure to pay a penalty in a timely manner, and a schedule of penalty ranges that takes into account severity and frequency of violations. These regulations must provide for notice of the penalty and the right to a contested case hearing before a designee of or panel appointed by the director of the department. Judicial review of the final agency decision concerning a penalty must be in accordance with statutes or regulations that apply to judicial review of final revocation and denial decisions in that particular program. The department, in accordance with regulations promulgated pursuant to this section, has sole discretion in determining the appropriateness of assessing a monetary penalty against a person or facility and the amount of the penalty.

(C)    The authority to assess monetary penalties is in addition to other statutory provisions authorizing the department to seek injunctive relief or to deny, revoke, suspend, or otherwise restrict or limit a license or other type of operating or practice registrations, approvals, or certificates."

J.    (38.21)    Chapter 1, Title 43 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 43-1-195.    The cost of meals may be provided to state employees who are required to work during actual emergencies, emergency simulation exercises, and when the Governor declares a state of emergency if the employees are not permitted to leave their stations."

K.    (38.5)    Chapter 1, Title 43 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 43-1-270.    A Department of Social Services employee whose salary is paid in full or in part from federal funds is exempt from serving as a court examiner."

L.    (38.6)    Chapter 1, Title 43 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 43-1-280.    The Department of Social Services is authorized to advance sufficient funds during each fiscal year from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families assistance payments general fund appropriations to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families assistance payments federal account only for the purpose of allowing a sufficient cash flow in the federal account. The advance must be refunded no later than April of the same fiscal year. Upon the advance of funds as provided in this section, the Comptroller General is authorized to process the July voucher for the funding of benefit checks."

Part 14

Commission for the Blind

A.    (39.1)    Chapter 25, Title 43 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 43-25-75.    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in order for the Commission for the Blind to provide rehabilitation services to clients, state funds for this service must be matched by federal funds to the maximum amount available under the federal Vocational Rehabilitation Program."

Part 15

Housing Finance and Development Authority

A.    (42.1, 42.2, 42.4)    Article 1, Chapter 13, Title 31 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 31-13-100.    (A)    All federal rental assistance administrative fees shall be carried forward each year for use by the authority in the administration of the federal programs under contract with the authority.

(B)    Monies withdrawn from the authority's various bond-financed trust indentures and resolutions, which monies are deposited with the State Treasurer to pay program expenses, may be carried forward by the authority each year.

(C)    The authority shall deposit in the state general fund indirect cost recoveries for the authority's portion of each year's Statewide Central Services Cost Allocation Plan (SWCAP). The authority shall retain recoveries in excess of the SWCAP amount to be deposited in the state general fund."

Part 16

Forestry Commission

A.    (43.1), (43.2), (43.3)     Chapter 23, Title 48 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 48-23-92.    (A)    The commission may use unexpended federal grant funds available to the commission in the current fiscal year to pay for commission expenses incurred in the prior fiscal year.

(B)    The commission may retain all funds received as reimbursement of expenditures from other state agencies or from federal agencies when commission personnel and equipment are mobilized due to an emergency.

Section 48-23-94.    The commission may pay the cost of physical examinations for agency personnel who are required to receive physical examinations before receiving a law enforcement commission."

Part 17

Department of Agriculture

A.    (44.3)    Section 39-22-150 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 375 of 1998, is further amended to read:

"Section 39-22-150.    All net revenues derived from operation of the state warehouse system must be transferred annually to a special account in the State Treasury until the sum of three million dollars accrues. When the fund reaches three million dollars, these transfers shall cease; however, all interest and investment revenue shall accrue solely to the fund and be returned annually to the fund. In order to support the increase of this fund, the funds must be invested at interest by the State Treasurer who shall credit the interest earned on the funds to the increase of the fund up to and above three million dollars. In addition to the interest, the commissioner shall assess an amount ratably against each warehouseman in this State issuing warehouse receipts a special additional fee not to exceed ten cents a bale of cotton or one cent a bushel of soybeans and one-half cent a bushel of any other stored feed grains or oil seeds for which warehouse receipts have been issued. The additional assessment may be charged not more than once for each receipt issued on a bale of cotton or bushel of grain. When the fund has reached the total sum of one million five hundred thousand dollars, the special additional assessment must be discontinued. If the fund is reduced to below one million dollars, the assessment must be resumed. The funds must be used to guarantee state warehouse receipts in excess of an amount recovered from the bonds required by this chapter, and to protect and reimburse depositors against losses as defined in Section 39-22-15. If there is an insufficient amount of money in the fund to cover all claims against the fund, payments must be made on a pro rata basis up to one hundred percent of the total loss of each claimant. If payment is not received in the amount of one hundred percent, then additional amounts must be paid as funds become available until payment of one hundred percent of the total is attained. The state's guarantee of warehouse receipts is based on monies available through the required bonds and the fund. Upon approval of a claim to the fund and before payment from the fund, the claimant shall subrogate his interest, if any, to the department in a cause of action against all parties relating to the claim. In no event may the funds be available for the reimbursement of an insurer or surety on the bonds required by this chapter, Chapter 19 of this title, or Chapter 7 of, Title 36, who has paid a loss under this chapter. All income, interest, or otherwise, derived from this guaranty fund must be reinvested in the fund. Fifty thousand dollars of the income must be paid into the general fund of the State. Another fifty thousand dollars must be retained by the department to cover the costs of administering the program. Any of the funds not appropriated for the employment of additional auditors for the warehousemen and Dealers and Handlers Division of the Department of Agriculture must be returned to the fund."

B.    (44.4)    Section 39-9-65 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 501 of 1994, is amended to read:

"Section 39-9-65.    The Uniform Regulation for the Voluntary Registration of Servicepersons and Service Agencies for Commercial Weighing and Measuring Devices adopted by the National Conference on Weights and Measures and published in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 130, 'Uniform Laws and Regulations', and its supplements and revisions, apply to the registration of servicepersons and service agencies in the State, except as modified or rejected by regulation. The department may collect a twenty-five dollar registration fee for those servicepersons registered pursuant to this section. Registration fees must be retained by the department to offset expenses in administering the program."

C.    (44.7)    Chapter 1, Title 46 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 46-1-160.    The department may assist and provide Certificates of Free Sale for producers wishing to export their South Carolina products to other states and countries. The department may charge up to two hundred fifty dollars for each export certification of agricultural products and retain the revenues to offset expenses in the program."

D.    (44.8)    Section 46-27-210 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 46-27-210.    Each manufacturer, importer, jobber, agent or seller before selling or offering or exposing for sale in this State any commercial feed shall, for each and every feed bearing a distinct name or trademark, file for registration with the Commissioner a copy of the statement required in Section 46-27-310 and accompany the statement, on request, by a sealed container of at least one pound of the commercial feed. The sample shall correspond within reasonable limits to the feed which it represents in the percentages of crude protein, crude fat and crude fiber which it contains. Registration of each label must be submitted annually along with a fifteen dollar fee, which must be retained by the department to offset expenses in the program."

Part 18

Clemson University Public Service Activities

A.    (45.6)    Section 46-25-810 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 107 of 2005, is further amended to read:

"Section 46-25-810.    For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this chapter, all registrants or guarantors who distribute or sell any commercial fertilizer in South Carolina shall pay to the division an inspection tax of one dollar and fifty cents for each ton of commercial fertilizer sold. A report of tonnage is due and the inspection tax payable quarterly for periods ending September thirtieth, December thirty-first, March thirty-first, and June thirtieth. The report is due within thirty days following the end of each quarter covering tonnage of commercial fertilizer sold during the preceding quarter by the registrant or guarantor transacting, distributing, or selling to a nonregistrant. If the tonnage report is not filed and the payment of inspection taxes is not made within fifteen days after the date due, a collection fee amounting to ten percent of the amount due must be assessed against the guarantor, and the amount of fees due constitutes a debt and becomes the basis of a judgment against the guarantor. If the tonnage report is not filed and the payment of the inspection tax and collection fee is not made within thirty days after the date due, the registration of the commercial fertilizer registered by the delinquent guarantor is automatically canceled. If the report is false, fifteen days after due written notice and opportunity for hearing have been given, the commission may cancel the registration of commercial fertilizer registered by the delinquent guarantor."

B.    (45.7)    Section 46-26-80 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 64 of 2011, is further amended to read:

"Section 46-26-80.    (A)    It is the duty of the commission who may act through its authorized agent to sample, inspect, make analyses of and test agricultural liming materials and landplaster distributed within the State as it may consider necessary to determine whether the agricultural liming materials and landplaster are in compliance with the provisions of this chapter. Any officer or agent of the commission or of a committee authorized by the commission may enter upon any public or private premises or carriers during regular business hours in order to have access to agricultural liming material and landplaster subject to the provisions of this chapter and regulations pertaining to it, and to the records relating to their distribution.

(B)    The methods of analysis and sampling shall must be those approved by the commission and shall must be guided by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists procedures.

(C)    The results of official analysis of agricultural liming materials and landplaster and portions of official samples must be distributed by the commission as provided in the regulations by regulation at least annually.

(D)    For purposes of executing the provisions of this chapter, all registrants of bulk liming materials or landplaster who sell or distribute in South Carolina shall pay to the division an inspection fee of fifty cents for each ton sold."

Part 19

Department of Natural Resources

A.    (47.1, 47.4)    Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 50-3-85.    (A)    The department is authorized to produce publications for disseminating facts and findings from studies and investigations and other information that may assist the General Assembly, the Office of the Governor, other agencies, and the public.

(B)    Publications may be made available to the public for a fee. The fee must not exceed the cost to produce and distribute the publication. All revenues from the sale of publications must be credited to the department's operating revenue fund. Revenues and funds collected but not expended must be carried forward annually.

(C)    The department may produce the 'South Carolina Wildlife' magazine. The publication must primarily promote and raise awareness of natural resources in this State. The publication must be self sustaining and the department may offer advertising space in the publication if necessary. The department may determine the subscription rate based on production costs. By-products of the publication and other items related to promoting natural resources may be offered for sale by the department to support the publication. All revenues from the sale of subscriptions and by-products must be credited to the departments' operating revenue fund. Revenues and funds collected but not expended must be carried forward annually and used for the same purpose."

B.    (47.2)    Article 3, Chapter 23, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 50-23-530.    The department may enter into a contractual agreement with the Department of Revenue to collect the casual sales tax due at the time application is made for title or registration for a watercraft or outboard motor. The Department of Revenue shall reimburse the department on a quarterly basis for the actual cost of collecting the casual sales tax and the reimbursement must be paid from revenues generated by the casual sales tax."

C.    (47.5)    Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 50-3-75.    The department may collect and expend revenues derived from the sale of goods and services in order to support segments of the aerial photography, climatology, flood mitigation, geological services, and hydrology programs not covered by the department's annual appropriation. Revenues must be credited to the department's operating revenue fund. Revenues and funds collected but not expended must be carried forward annually and used for the same purpose."

D. (47.6)    Article 3, Chapter 3, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 50-3-355.    The department may authorize natural resource enforcement officers on special assignment an annual clothing allowance not to exceed six hundred dollars. The Board of the Department of Natural Resources annually may authorize an adjustment in the allowance but that adjustment may not exceed three percent of the then applicable maximum allowance amount as most recently adjusted. The clothing allowance must be prorated based on the duration of the assignment for the fiscal year. Only that clothing used in the line of duty qualifies for the allowance. The allowance is not authorized when the enforcement officer's official uniform is appropriate for the special assignment."

E.    (47.7)    Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 50-3-115.    The department is authorized to pay for the cost of a physical examination for department personnel who are required to undergo a physical examination before receiving a law enforcement commission."

Part 20

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

A.    (49.3)    Section 51-1-40 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 356 of 2002, is further amended by adding a new subsection at the end to read:

"(D)    The department may carry forward any unexpended funds appropriated to it in the annual general appropriations act on the advertising line within Program II. A. Tourism Sales and Marketing from the prior fiscal year into the current fiscal year to be used for the same purpose. Those purposes include the Tourism Partnership Fund, destination specific marketing grants, and the agency advertising fund."

B.    (49.5)    Section 12-62-60(B) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 56 of 2005, is further amended to read:

"(B)    Up to seven percent of the amount provided to the department in subsection (A) may be used exclusively for marketing and special events the following purposes:

(1)    to allow for assistance with recruitment and infrastructure development of the film industry;

(2)    to develop a film crew base;

(3)    to develop ally support in the film industry;

(4)    marketing and special events; and

(5)    to allow for assistance with the auditing and legal service expenses associated with the Motion Picture Incentive Act."

Part 21

Department of Commerce

A.    (50.2)    Article 11, Chapter 1, Title 13 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 13-1-1745.    The council may use up to ten percent of the amount set aside pursuant to Section 12-28-2910 for actual operating expenses in support of its administrative program costs and business recruitment and retention and up to sixty thousand dollars to support the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program, as approved by the council. Any balance of these funds on June thirtieth of the prior fiscal year may be carried forward and expended for the same purposes in the current fiscal year."

B.    (50.8)    Section 13-1-30 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 270 of 2012, is further amended by adding a new subsection at the end to read:

"(D)    The Secretary of Commerce may appoint the staff of the department's foreign offices on a contractual basis on the terms the secretary considers appropriate subject to review by the Human Resources Division of the State Budget and Control Board."

C.    (50.12)    Section 13-1-25 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 86 of 2003, is amended by adding a new subsection at the end to read:

"(C)    Application fees received by the department accompanying an application requiring approval by the Coordinating Council for Economic Development must be deposited by the department within five business days of the council's approval of the application."

D.    (50.13)    Section 13-1-380(G) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 181 of 1993, is amended to read:

"(G)    Following its initial report, The council shall submit to the Governor and to the General Assembly by the end March fifteenth of each calendar year an annual report on recycling activities in this State which shall must, at a minimum, include the following:

(1)    any revisions which the council determines are necessary to its initial report;

(2)    a description and analysis of the amounts and types of solid waste materials recovered or recycled in this State during the preceding year;

(3)    recommendations regarding materials which should be added to or deleted from source separation, recovery, and recycling programs; and

(4)    any other recommendations, including tax incentives, to facilitate the development of markets for recovered materials or products in this State."

Part 22

Judicial Department

A.    (57.1), (57.2)    Chapter 1, Title 14 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 14-1-260.    County salary supplements for Judicial Department personnel are prohibited.

Section 14-1-270.    Every county shall provide for each circuit and family judge residing in the county an office with all utilities including a private telephone. Every county shall provide an office and utilities for Supreme Court justices and judges of the Court of Appeals residing in the county upon the request of the justice or judge."

Part 23

Office of Attorney General

A.    (59.1, 59.3, 59.4)    Article 1, Chapter 7, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 1-7-175.    The Office of the Attorney General may:

(1)    use unexpended federal funds in the current fiscal year to pay for expenses incurred in the prior fiscal year;

(2)    retain for general operating purposes any reimbursement of funds for expenses incurred in a prior fiscal year; and

(3)    retain donations received by the Office of the Attorney General, carry forward unexpended donations received to succeeding fiscal years, and expend donations according to an agreement between the donors and the Attorney General."

Part 24

Prosecution Coordination Commission

A.    (60.1), (60.4)    Section 1-7-1000 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 1-7-1000.    (A)    Circuit solicitors shall receive a salary equal to that of a circuit judge as provided to be appropriated by the General Assembly in the annual general appropriations act.

(B)    An unexpended balance at the end of a fiscal year may be carried forward into the succeeding year and expended for the operational expenses of the solicitor's office."

Part 25

Commission on Indigent Defense

A.    (61.8)    Chapter 1, Title 14 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 14-1-250.    (A)    A person requesting appointment of counsel in any termination of parental rights, abuse and neglect, or any other civil court action in this State shall execute an affidavit that the person is financially unable to employ counsel and that affidavit must set forth all of the person's assets. This affidavit must be completed before counsel may be appointed. If it appears that the person has some assets but they are insufficient to employ private counsel, the court, in its discretion, may order the person to pay these assets or a portion of them to the Commission on Indigent Defense.

(B)    A forty dollar application fee for appointed counsel services must be collected from every person who executes an affidavit that they are financially unable to employ counsel. The person may apply to the court, the clerk of court, or other appropriate official for a waiver or reduction in the application fee. If it is determined that the person is unable to pay the application fee, the fee may be waived or reduced, but if the fee is waived or reduced, the clerk or appropriate official shall report the amount waived or reduced to the trial judge and the trial judge shall order the remainder of the fee paid by a time payment method or such method as the trial judge considers appropriate. The clerk of court or other appropriate official shall collect the application fee imposed by this section and remit the proceeds to the Commission on Indigent Defense monthly. The monies must be deposited in an interest-bearing account separate from the general fund of the state and all other funds and used only to provide for indigent defense services. The monies must be administered by the Commission on Indigent Defense. The clerk of court or other appropriate official shall maintain a record of all persons applying for representation and the disposition of the application and shall provide this information to the Commission on Indigent Defense monthly when reporting the amount of funds collected or waived.

(C)    In matters in which a juvenile is brought before a court, the parents or legal guardian of the juvenile shall execute the required affidavit, based upon their financial status and are responsible for paying any fee. In matters concerning juveniles, the parents or legal guardians of the juvenile, must be advised in writing of this requirement at the earliest stage of the proceedings against the juvenile.

(D)    Nothing contained in this section restricts or hinders a court from appointing counsel in any emergency proceedings or where existing statutes do not provide sufficient time for an individual to complete the application process.

(E)    The appointment of counsel, as provided pursuant to this section, creates a claim against the assets and estate of the person who is provided counsel or the parents or legal guardians of a juvenile in an amount equal to the costs of representation as determined by a voucher submitted by the appointed counsel and approved by the court, less that amount that the person pays to the appointed counsel. This claim must be filed in the office of the clerk of court in the county where the person is assigned counsel, but the filing of a claim does not constitute a lien against real or personal property of the person unless, in the discretion of the court, part or all of the claim is reduced to judgment by appropriate order of the court, after serving the person with at least thirty days' notice that judgment will be entered. When a claim is reduced to judgment, it has the effect as a judgment, except as modified by this subsection."

Part 26

State Law Enforcement Division

A.    (62.1)    Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-3-52.    Funds awarded to SLED by either court order, from donations, or from contributions must be deposited in a special account with the State Treasurer, and may be carried forward from year to year, and withdrawn from the Treasurer as needed to fulfill the purposes and conditions of the order, donations, or contributions, if specified, and if not specified, as may be directed by the Chief of the State Law Enforcement Division. Funds expended from the special account annually must be reported by October first to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee."

B.    (62.2)    Article 3, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-3-Previous117.        Revenue generated from the operation of the division's criminal justice computer/communications center and not expended during the prior fiscal year may be carried forward and expended for the same purpose during the current fiscal year."

C.    (62.3)    Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-3-53.    Any unexpended balance on June thirtieth, of each prior fiscal year, for 'Agents Operations' may be carried forward by SLED and expended for the same purpose in the current fiscal year."

D.    (62.4)    Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-3-54.    State appropriations to SLED that are required to provide a match for federal grant programs in a prior fiscal year may be carried forward into the current fiscal year and expended for the same purpose as originally appropriated."

E.    (62.5)    Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-3-22.        SLED is authorized to provide its agents and criminalists with an annual clothing allowance on a pro rata basis not to exceed six hundred dollars per agent/criminalist for required clothing used in the line of duty."

F.    (62.6)    Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-3-56.    SLED is authorized to charge a witness fee of one hundred thirty dollars per hour up to one thousand dollars per day for each employee testifying in a civil matter which does not involve the State as a party in interest. This fee must be charged in addition to any court prescribed payment due as compensation or reimbursement for judicial appearances, and deposited into a designated revenue account."

G.    62.7)    Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-3-23.    SLED is authorized to pay for the cost of physical examinations for division personnel who are required to receive physical examinations before receiving a law enforcement commission."

H.    1.    (62.17, 62.11)    Chapter 18, Title 40 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 40-18-35.    (A)    The revenues of fees imposed by SLED pursuant to Regulation 73.408 must be credited, retained, or remitted as follows:

(1)    one-third must be credited to the general fund of the State;

(2)    one-third must be retained by SLED for its use in defraying expenses incurred pursuant to this chapter; and

(3)    one-third must be remitted to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety for the purposes provided pursuant to Section 23-6-60.

(B)    Unexpended revenues retained by SLED pursuant to subsection (A)(2) of this section carry forward to the succeeding fiscal year and must be used for the same purposes."

2.    Section 23-3-50 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 23-3-50.    Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, all revenue from fees and licenses received by the State Law-Enforcement Law Enforcement Division related to enforcement and regulation of private detective and security companies (Section 40-17-160 of the 1976 Code), gun dealers (Section 16-23-10), gun permits (Sections 23-31-110 and 17-5-110) and massage parlors (Section 40-29-160) shall must be remitted to the State Treasurer as collected and credited to the general fund of the State."

I.    (62.8)    Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-3-24.    SLED may provide meals to its employees who are not permitted to leave assigned duty stations and are required to work during deployment, emergency simulation exercises, and when the Governor declares a state of emergency."

J.    (62.9)    Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-3-57.    SLED is authorized to be reimbursed for security related law enforcement services provided to entities authorized to transport sensitive materials within the borders of the State. SLED shall determine all costs associated with security details and is authorized to coordinate the collection, retention, and distribution to any assisting agency. SLED and each assisting agency shall expend any funds associated with minimizing risks related to the transportation of these hazardous materials for the implementation of homeland security initiatives."

K.    (62.10)    Article 7, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-3-455.    Each sheriff is authorized to charge and collect an annual amount of one hundred fifty dollars from each sex offender required to register by law. If the sex offender has been declared indigent by the sheriff of the county in which the offender must register and provides proof of the declaration at the time of registration, the fee will be waived automatically. If an offender is not declared indigent and fails to pay the fee, he officially is declared unregistered. This fee shall be divided between the sheriffs and SLED with one hundred dollars of the fee retained by the sheriffs and the remaining fifty dollars remitted by the sheriffs to SLED on a quarterly basis. These funds must be used to support the Statewide Sex Offender Registry."

L.    (62.12)    Article 4, Chapter 31, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-31-218.    SLED is authorized to charge one hundred dollars for the issuance of a Certified Concealable Weapons Permit Instructor certificate, and one hundred dollars every three years for each renewal. These funds may be collected, retained, expended and carried forward by SLED."

M.    (62.13)    Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-3-58.    SLED is authorized to collect a twenty-five dollar expungement fee for each request to expunge a criminal record. These funds must be used to offset the operational and research expenses associated with processing these expungement requests. SLED is authorized to collect, retain, expend, and carry forward these funds. A person found to be not guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction or whose charges have been dismissed or nolle prossed is excluded from the fee requirement."

N.        (62.14)        Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-3-59.    SLED is authorized to collect, retain, expend, and carry forward all funds received from other state or federal agencies in a current fiscal year as reimbursement of expenditures incurred in the current or prior fiscal year."

O.        (62.15)        Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-3-60.    SLED is authorized to retain, expend, and carry forward all monies associated with illegal gaming devices seized by the division, once orders of destruction and awarding of these monies have been received from a court of competent jurisdiction."

P.    (117.33)    Article 9, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-3-675.        Funds collected by the Department of Corrections, the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, and the Department of Juvenile Justice to process DNA samples must be remitted to SLED to offset the expenses incurred to operate the State DNA Database Program. SLED may retain, expend, and carry forward these funds. Any carry forward funds resulting from the DNA Database Program must be used solely to operate the DNA Database Program."

Part 27

Department of Public Safety

A.    (63.2)    Article 1, Chapter 6, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-6-55.    The Department of Public Safety shall receive, expend, retain, and carry forward all revenues remitted to it by the State Law Enforcement Division pursuant to Section 40-18-35(A)(3). The funds received must be used in the Bureau of Protective Services Program to provide security for state agencies and the Capitol Complex."

Part 28

Law Enforcement Training Council

A.     (64.1), (64.2)    Chapter 23, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-23-140.    (A)    To complete projects begun in a prior fiscal year, the Law Enforcement Training Council, Criminal Justice Academy may expend federal and earmarked funds available to the council in the current fiscal year for expenses incurred in the prior fiscal year.

(B)    The Law Enforcement Training Council, Criminal Justice Academy may collect, expend, retain, and carry forward all funds received from other state or federal agencies in the current fiscal year as reimbursement of expenditures incurred in the current or prior fiscal year when personnel and equipment are mobilized and expenses incurred due to emergency."

Part 29

Department of Corrections

A.     (65.2, 65.8) 65.24)    Section 24-13-80 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 237 of 2010, is further amended by adding three new subsections at the end to read:

"(E)    Any unclaimed funds remaining in any inmate account, after appropriate and necessary steps are taken to determine and contact a rightful owner of the funds, must be deposited into the Inmate Welfare Fund.

(F)    The department may charge inmates a nominal fee for any medical treatment or consultation provided at the request of or initiated by the inmate. A nominal copay must be charged for prescribed medications. Inmates may not be charged for psychological or mental health visits.

(G)    If the department incurs expenses for cremating and disposing of an unclaimed deceased inmate, the department may recoup all associated costs of cremation, including transportation, through the deceased inmate's E. H. Cooper account, if funds are available."

B.    (65.4)    Chapter 1, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 24-1-240.    All funds received by this State from the United States Department of Justice pursuant to the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, for care and custody of illegal aliens housed in the state correctional facilities must be retained by the South Carolina Department of Corrections to offset incurred expenses."

C.    (65.7)    Chapter 1, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 24-1-245.    All funds received by the department from the Social Security Administration pursuant to Section 1611(e)(1)(I) of the Social Security Act, which provides payment for information regarding incarcerated Social Security Insurance recipients, must be retained by the department and credited to a fund entitled 'Special Social Security' for the care and custody of inmates housed in the state correctional facilities."

D.    (65.13)    Chapter 1, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 24-1-255.    Funds generated by inmates engaged in the cleaning and waxing of private vehicles, or any other adult work activity center, must be placed in a special account and utilized for the welfare of the inmate population."

E.    (65.14)    Section 24-13-150 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 237 of 2010, is further amended by adding a new subsection at the end to read:

"(C)    The Director of the Department of Corrections and other persons having charge of prisoners who are required to serve a period of six months or more, may release all such prisoners, including prisoners to whom subsection (A) applies, on the first day of the month in which their sentences expire, and if the first day of the month falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a state holiday, the prisoners may be released on the last weekday before the first of the month which is not a holiday."

F.    (65.23)    The first undesignated paragraph of Section 17-7-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"The coroner of the county in which a body is found dead or the solicitor of the judicial circuit in which the county lies shall order an autopsy or post-mortem examination to be conducted to ascertain the cause of death. If any person dies while detained, incarcerated, or under the jurisdiction of a municipal, county, or regional holdover facility, holding cell, overnight lockup or jail, a county or regional prison camp, or a state correctional facility, the coroner of the county in which the death occurs or, should that be unknown, the county in which the institution is located shall order an autopsy immediately upon notification of the death. However, if the official in charge of the institution is unable to arrange an autopsy within the State of South Carolina, he shall provide the coroner with an affidavit attesting to this inability. An autopsy is not required for an inmate of the South Carolina Department of Corrections executed pursuant to a valid order of the Supreme Court of South Carolina."

G.     (65.1)    Chapter 1, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 24-1-300.    Revenue derived wholly from the canteen operations within the Department of Corrections on behalf of the inmate population may be retained and expended by the department for the continuation of the operation of the canteens and the welfare of the inmate population or, at the discretion of the director, used to supplement the costs of operations. The canteen operation is to be treated as an enterprise fund within the department and is not to be subsidized by state appropriated funds."

H.    (65.5)    Article 1, Chapter 13, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 24-13-180.    An offender committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections, who has been evaluated to function at less than an eighth grade educational level, or less than the equivalent of an eighth grade educational level, may be required by department officials to enroll and actively participate in academic education programs. Funds appropriated to the department for educational programs must be prioritized to assure such remedial services are provided."

I.    (65.9)    Chapter 1, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 24-1-310.        The Director of the Department of Corrections, at his discretion, is authorized to utilize prison industry funds for projects or services benefiting the general welfare of the inmate population or to supplement costs of operations."

J.    (65.16)    Chapter 1, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 24-1-320.    The Department of Corrections is authorized to charge an inmate who participates in community programs a reasonable fee for the cost of supplying electronic and telephonic monitoring. The fees charged may not exceed the actual cost of the monitoring."

K.    (65.17)    Chapter 1, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 24-1-330.        The Department of Corrections may collect and record private health insurance information from inmates. The department may file against any private insurance policy covering an inmate to recoup any health care expenditures covered by the policy. Health care must be provided in accordance with law and standards regardless of whether or not an inmate is covered by insurance."

L.    (65.18)    Article 7, Chapter 13, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 24-13-670.    The Department of Corrections is authorized to charge a four dollar per-day transportation fee to participants in the work release program only when transportation is provided by the department. Monies collected must be credited to the Department of Corrections, and utilized solely to fund transportation of work release participants and vehicle replacement for the work release program."

M.    (65.22)        Chapter 1, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 24-1-340.    Inmate barbers in the Inmate Barbering Program at the Department of Corrections shall not be subject to the licensing requirement of Section 40-7-30."

Part 30

Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services

A.    (66.2, 66.5, 66.6)    Section 24-21-87 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 353 of 2008, is amended by adding at the end:

"(C)    The department may charge offenders an application fee set by the department, not to exceed one hundred dollars, to offenders applying for transfers out of or into the state pursuant to Article 12 of this chapter, the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision. The application fee must be retained by the department to offset the cost of the compact. All unexpended funds at year end may be retained and carried forward by the department to be expended for the same purpose.

(D)    The department may charge offenders a fee set by the department, not to exceed fifty dollars, for the purpose of drug testing. If it is determined that the offender is indigent, this fee must be waived. The fee must be retained by the department to offset the cost of drug testing. All unexpended funds at year end may be retained and carried forward by the department to be expended for the same purpose.

(E)    The department may charge an adult offender placed under the jurisdiction of the department, who is ordered to public service employment by the court, a twenty-five dollar public service employment set-up fee. The fee must be retained by the department and applied to the department's supervision process. The department shall submit a report to the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on the number of offenders who were assessed the set-up fee and the amount of funds collected."

Part 31

Department of Juvenile Justice

A.    (67.15)    Section 63-19-350(15) of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"(15)    juveniles must be assigned to intensive probation or aftercare services by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Juveniles assigned to these intensive supervision services must be those juveniles who require enhanced supervision, monitoring and contacts, or a higher level of treatment services. Intensive supervision must be provided by the department in all regions of the State. In conjunction with establishing these intensive supervision services, the department shall develop an array of graduated sanctions and impose these sanctions on offenders being provided intensive supervision services for technical rule violations and minor infractions, whenever feasible to do so, in lieu of reincarceration of the juvenile in a secure correctional facility. The array of graduated sanctions developed by the department may include, as a condition of probation or parole, placement of a juvenile in a staff or environmentally secure residential program. Case workers selected to monitor, supervise, and serve juveniles assigned to intensive supervision services shall have caseloads of no more than twenty juveniles;

(16)    granting up to a ten-day reduction of the probationary or parole term of probationers and parolees who are under the department's supervision for each month they are compliant with the terms and conditions of their probation or parole order."

B.    (67.8)    Section 63-19-420 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 63-19-420.    The director department is authorized to sell mature trees, other timber, and farm products and commodities suitable for commercial purposes from lands owned by the department. Before the sale of timber, the director shall consult with the State Forester to determine the economic feasibility of and obtain approval for the sales. Funds derived from the sales must be credited to the account of the department to be used for capital improvements subject to the approval of the State Budget and Control Board or family support services after setting aside a reasonable amount, as determined by the State Forester, for restoration of the lands from which the trees and other timber are sold."

C.    (67.9)    Article 3, Chapter 19, Title 63 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 63-19-500.    The department may conduct and pay for the cost of preemployment drug testing and random employee drug testing. The department is authorized to expend funds in order to provide or procure these services."

D.    (67.10)    Section 63-19-360 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding a new appropriately numbered item at the end to read:

"( )    placing juveniles in marine and wilderness programs or other community residence programs operated by nongovernmental entities. Juveniles receiving services in these community residence programs must either be referred to a program by the family court as a condition of probation, released to a program by the Board of Juvenile Parole, or voluntarily agree to be assigned and released to a program by the department."

Part 32

Human Affairs Commission

A.    (70.1, 70.2, 70.3)    Section 1-13-70 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding a new appropriately lettered subsection at the end to read:

"( )    To retain, carry forward, and expend for the purpose of general operations of the commission all revenue derived from:

(1)    donations and registration fees received from attendance at Human Affairs Forums;

(2)    fees received from training and technical assistance provided by the commission to entities other than state agencies; and

(3)    providing requested copies of commission files, final opinions, orders, and determinations."

Part 33

Commission for Minority Affairs

A.     (71.1, 71.2)    Section 1-31-30 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding a new undesignated paragraph at the end to read:

"The commission is authorized to retain, carry forward, and expend revenue derived from private sources for agency research, forums, training, and institutes, including revenue derived from registration fees, for the purpose of conducting future endeavors for the same purpose."

B.     (71.3, 71.4)        Chapter 31, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 1-31-60.    The commission may retain and carry forward funds derived from:

(1)    revenues pooled from public and private sources for the purpose of awarding grants to address problems in the minority community; and

(2)    bingo revenues received pursuant to Section 12-21-4200(3)."

Part 34

Department of Consumer Affairs

A.     (80.1), (80.2), (80.3), (80.4), (80.5)    Part 5, Chapter 6, Title 37 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 37-6-513.    (A)    Funds paid to the department in settlement of cases involving violations of the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code and other statutes enforced by the department be retained and expended within the department's budget to offset the costs of investigating, prosecuting, and the administrative costs associated with these violations, unexpended amounts of these funds at the end of a fiscal year may be carried forward and expended for the same purposes in the succeeding fiscal year.

(B)    Funds received by the department pursuant to registration fees imposed pursuant to Chapter 102, Title 59, relating to athlete agents and student athletes may be retained by the department for its enforcement duties pursuant to that chapter.

(C)    Unexpended encumbered appropriated funds at the end of a fiscal year for the Consumer Advocacy expert witness/assistance program, pursuant to Section 37-6-603, may be carried forward into the succeeding fiscal year in order to meet contractual obligations existing as of June thirtieth and not paid by July thirty-first.

(D)    The department may retain all consumer credit grantor notification filing fees collected pursuant to Section 37-6-203 and all maximum rate schedules filing fees collected pursuant to Sections 37-2-305 and 37-3-305. These fees must be used to offset the cost of administering and enforcing Chapters 2 and 3, Title 37 and may be applied to the cost of operations. Unexpended balances of the funds at the end of a fiscal year may be carried forward to the succeeding fiscal year and used for the same purposes.

(E)    The department may retain all fees collected pursuant to Sections 39-61-80, 39-61-120, 40-39-120, and 44-79-80. These retained fees must be used to implement the requirements of the programs mandated by these respective sections."

Part 35

Department of Motor Vehicles

A.     (82.1), (82.2), (82.5)    Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 56-1-347.    (A)    Revenue received from the sale of legal manuals and other publications, postal reimbursement, third party commercial driver license testing, photo copying, sale of miscellaneous refuse and recyclable materials, insurance claim receipts, and tuition from nonmandated, advanced, or specialized courses must be retained by the Department of Motor Vehicles (department) and expended in budgeted operations and other related services or programs as the director of the department considers necessary. The department shall report annually to the General Assembly the amount of miscellaneous revenue retained and carried forward.

(B)    In order to complete projects begun in a prior fiscal year, the department may expend federal and earmarked funds in the current fiscal year for expenditures incurred in the prior fiscal year.

(C)(1)    The department may charge and collect processing fees and fees to recover the costs of the production, purchase, handling, and mailing of documents, publications, records, and data sets. Fees charged by the department pursuant to this section may not exceed fees that the department charged for these purposes as of February 1, 2001. Funds derived pursuant to this item may be retained by the department.

(2)    The department may charge fees to defray the costs associated with auditing and enforcing compliance with all federal and state statutes and regulations governing personal information allowed or required by law to be disseminated by the department to eligible recipients. Fees charged pursuant to this subsection do not apply to state agencies.

(3)    The Comptroller General shall place fees collected pursuant to this subsection into a special restricted account for the use of the department."

B.     (82.4)    Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 56-1-7.    The department may not sell, provide or otherwise furnish to private parties, copies of photographs, whether digitized or not, taken for the purpose of a driver's license or personal identification card. Photographs and digitized images from a driver's license or personal identification card are not considered by public records."

Part 36

Department of Employment and Workforce

A.     (83.1, (83.2)    Article 5, Chapter 27, Title 41 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 41-27-655.    (A)    All user fees collected by the South Carolina Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (SCOICC) through the department for the operation of the South Carolina Occupational Information System (system) may be retained by the SCOICC and used for the exclusive purpose of operating the system. Unexpended user fees at the end of a fiscal year may be carried forward to the succeeding fiscal year and used for the same purposes.

(B)    Earmarked funds collected for the LMI-training-development sessions, media services, and program contracts through the department may be retained by the department to be used for the exclusive purpose of operating these programs. Unexpended earmarked funds at the end of a fiscal year may be carried forward to the succeeding fiscal year and used for the same purposes."

Part 37

Department of Transportation

A.     (84.1)    Section 57-11-80 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 57-11-80.    "(A)    The department shall adopt a budget in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 9 and 11, Title 11.

(B)    Notwithstanding the prohibition provided pursuant to Section 11-9-20(A), the department may expend all cash balances brought forward from the previous year and all income including all federal funds, unexpended general funds, and proceeds from bond sales accruing to the department. However, in no case may the expenditures of the department in a fiscal year exceed the amount of cash balances brought forward from the preceding year plus the amount of all income including federal funds, general funds, and proceeds from bond sales."

B.     (84.2)    Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 57 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 57-11-30.    The department, with the approval of the State Treasurer, may establish in the State Treasury special funds for department funds as considered advisable for proper accounting purposes."

C.     (84.5)    Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 57 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 57-11-50.    The department may establish an appropriate fee schedule to be charged for copies of records, lists, bidder's proposals, plans, maps, and related documents based on the department's estimate of the actual costs and handling costs of producing the copies."

D.     (84.7)    Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 57 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 57-11-60.    Rest areas of the department must be charged in-district water rates by providers of water and sewer services, unless the rate currently charged by the provider is less than in-district rates."

E.     (84.6) Article 7, Chapter 3, Title 57 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 57-3-787.    The department may provide meals to employees of the department who are not permitted to leave assigned duty stations and are required to work during deployment, emergency simulation exercises, and when the Governor declares a state of emergency."

Part 38

Division of Aeronautics

A.     (87.2, 87.3, 87.4, 87.7)    Chapter 1, Title 55 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 55-1-110.    Revenue received from the rental of the division's office space may be retained and expended to cover the cost of building operations.

Section 55-1-120.        (A)    The division shall provide hangar and parking facilities for government owned or operated aircraft on a first come basis. Funds shall be retained by the division for the purpose of hangar and parking facility maintenance. The hangar fee schedule must be determined by the division and shall not exceed local average market rates.

(B)    Personnel from an agency owning or operating aircraft must be responsible for ground movement of its aircraft.

Section 55-1-130.        Due to the special funding available to the four air carrier airports (Columbia, Charleston, Greenville-Spartanburg, Myrtle Beach Jetport) from United States Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) appropriations based on enplanements in South Carolina, all general aviation airports shall receive funding prior to the four air carrier airports. This policy may be waived to provide matching state funds for critical FAA safety or capacity projects at air carrier airports.

Section 55-1-140.        (A)    Any funds appropriated by the General Assembly for aviation grants must be credited to the State Aviation Fund within the Division of Aeronautics for the following purposes:

(1)    to allow the maximization of grant funds available through the Federal Aviation Administration for capital improvement projects;

(2)    for maintenance projects of general aviation airports; and

(3)    for aviation education related programs including, but not limited to, educating young people about careers in the aviation industry and the promotion of aviation in general.

(B)    Sponsors of publicly owned airports for public use are eligible to receive grants pursuant to this section, but the airport must have a current development plan that meets the planning requirements of the National Plan of Integrated Airports Systems. (C)    The Aeronautics Commission shall promulgate regulations establishing the grants program that, at a minimum, address:

(1)    priorities among improvements qualifying for grants;

(2)    an airport selection process to ensure an equitable distribution of funds among eligible airports; and

(3)    the criteria for distribution of funds among eligible airports.

(D)    In addition to subsection (C), enabling airport sponsors to meet basic Federal Aviation Administration safety guidelines for obstruction clearance must be a major factor in the priority guidelines established by the Aeronautics Commission pursuant to this provision. Also, the commission has discretion consistent with Section 55-5-170 to establish a program to grant State Aviation Fund dollars for these purposes at the ratio of eighty percent from the fund to twenty percent from the local airport sponsor, or any ratio with a smaller relative contribution from the fund.

(E)    By September first of each year, the commission shall prepare a report detailing the expenditure of these funds. The report must be submitted to the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

(F)    Unspent funds from the prior fiscal year may be carried forward to the current fiscal year and spent for the same purposes."

Part 39

Legislative Department

A.     (91.20) Section 2-15-65 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 2-15-65.    (A)    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in order to further comply with federal requirements and increase the oversight abilities of the General Assembly, the Legislative Audit Council shall ensure that an appropriate amount is budgeted for audit purposes in all Title XX federal programs and shall designate and assign audit responsibility in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations and the intent of the General Assembly.

(B)    The Legislative Audit Council may use funds appropriated in the annual general appropriations act as state matching funds for federal funds available for audits and reviews. The council also may charge state agencies for federal funds, if available, for the costs associated with audits and reviews. Agencies shall remit the federal funds to the Legislative Audit Council as reimbursement for the costs of audits and reviews."

Part 40

Administrative Law Court

A.     (58.2)    Section 1-23-640 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 334 of 2008, is further amended to read:

"Section 1-23-640.    (A)    The court shall maintain its principal offices in the City of Columbia. However, judges of the court shall hear contested cases at the court's offices or at a suitable location outside the City of Columbia when determined by the chief judge.

(B)    Every county shall provide for each administrative law judge residing in that county at the resident administrative law judge's request, an office within existing physical facilities if space is available, to include all utilities and a private telephone. The request may be made only if that judge's residence is fifty or more miles from the Columbia offices of the Administrative Law Court."

B.     (58.1)    Article 5, Chapter 23, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 1-23-675.    Revenues received by the Administrative Law Court from printing and distributing copies of agency documents may be retained by it and used to defray the cost of printing and distributing such documents."

Part 41

Office of Governor

A.     (92.1)    Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 1-3-60.    Any unexpended balance on June thirtieth, of the prior fiscal year, in Part IA, Section 72B 'Implementing Federal Programs' may be carried forward to the current fiscal year and used for matching committed or unanticipated grant funds, or both."

B.     (92.3, 92.4)        Section 63-11-1140 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding two undesignated paragraphs at the end to read:

"The amount appropriated in this section under Special Items Children's Case Resolution System for Private Placement of Handicapped School-Age Children must be used for expenses incurred in the evaluation of children referred to the CCRS to facilitate appropriate placement and to pay up to forty percent when placement is made in state and up to thirty percent when placement must be made out of state of the excess cost of private placement over and above one-per-pupil share of state and local funds generated by the Education Finance Act, and the one-per-pupil share of applicable federal funds; provided it has been established that all other possible public placements are exhausted or inappropriate. The balance of funding responsibility necessary to provide the child with services must be determined by the Children's Case Resolution System (CCRS) and apportioned among the appropriate public agencies on the basis of the reasons for the private placement. When the amount appropriated in this section is exhausted, the funding responsibility must be apportioned according to the procedures of the CCRS.

Under this section, 'significant fiscal impact' in the current fiscal year must be defined for each designated agency as the greater of: (1) funds appropriated by the General Assembly for the current fiscal year on cases referred to, decided, or placed through the Children's Case Resolution System; or (2) that agency's assigned shares in the current fiscal year of five cases decided by the Children's Case Resolution System."

C.     (60.8, 60.9)    Article 14, Chapter 3, Title 16 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 16-3-1430.    (A)    It is the intent of the General Assembly that the amounts appropriated for victim assistance programs in solicitors' offices must be in addition to any amounts presently being provided by the county for these services and may not be used to supplant funding already allocated for these services. A reduction by a county in funding for victim assistance programs in solicitors' offices shall result in a corresponding decrease of state funds provided to the solicitors' office in that county for victim assistance services. Each solicitor's office shall submit an annual financial and programmatic report that describes the use of these funds. The report must be submitted to the Governor, the Attorney General, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on October first for the preceding fiscal year.

(B)    The funds appropriated for Victim/Witness Program must be equally divided among the judicial circuits, less any adjustments made for budget reductions. The funds for each circuit must be distributed to the solicitor's office of that circuit and only used by the solicitor for the purpose of establishing a Victim/Witness Program in the circuit which shall provide, but not be limited to, the following services:

(1)    make available to victims/witnesses information concerning their cases from filing in general sessions court through disposition;

(2)    keep the victim/witness informed of his rights and support his right to protection from intimidation;

(3)    inform victims/witnesses of, and make appropriate referrals to available services such as medical, social, counseling, and victims' compensation services;

(4)    assist in the preparation of victims/witnesses for court;

(5)    provide assistance and support to the families or survivors of victims where appropriate;

(6)    provide other necessary support services to victims/witnesses such as contact with employers or creditors; and

(7)    promote public awareness of the program and services available for crime victims.

The funds may not be used for other victim-related services until the above functions are provided in an adequate manner."

D.     (92.8)    Section 63-11-700 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding subsection (H) at the end to read:

"(H)    The Division for Review of the Foster Care of Children is authorized to restructure its programs, including but not limited to, suspending reviews of children privately placed in private foster care and/or changing the location of reviews of children in public foster care, to maintain continuous operations within existing resources as dictated by budget reductions. These decisions must be based upon the availability of existing funds. This provision supersedes previous statutory or regulatory mandates."

E.     (92.10)        Section 63-11-500 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 202 of 2010, is further amended by adding two new subsections at the end to read:

"(C)    Both the program and the funds appropriated to the Office of the Governor, Division of Children's Services, Guardian ad Litem Program must be administered separately from other programs within the Division of Children's Services and must be expended for the exclusive use of the Guardian ad Litem Program.

(D)    The Department of Revenue is directed to reduce the rate of interest paid on eligible refunds by two percentage points. The revenue resulting from this reduction must be used exclusively for operations of the Guardian ad Litem program and be deposited in the State Treasury in a separate and distinct fund know as the 'South Carolina Guardian ad Litem Trust Fund'. Unexpended revenues in this fund carry forward to succeeding fiscal years, and earnings in this fund must be credited to it. The Guardian ad Litem program also may carry forward to succeeding fiscal years other funds authorized in preceding fiscal years for program operations."

F.     (92.11) Section 63-11-1330 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding a paragraph at the end to read:

"The Continuum of Care for Emotionally Disturbed Children Division may carry forward appropriated funds for the continuation of services."

G.     (92.14) Section 10-3-60 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 10-3-60.    Revenues generated from the rentals of the facilities of the Governor's Mansion Complex may be retained and expended for the budgeted operation of the complex Revenue collected from rental of the Mansion Complex facilities and grounds must be retained and expended by the Office of the Governor, Mansion and Grounds to support its operations. Unexpended funds must be carried forward from the prior fiscal year and be used for the same purposes."

Part 42

Office of Lieutenant Governor

A.     (94.2, 94.3, and 94.6) Section 43-21-110 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 353 of 2008, is further amended to read:

"Section 43-21-110.    (A)    The General Assembly shall provide an annual appropriation to carry out the work of the commission division.

(B)    Of the state funds appropriated under 'Distribution to Subdivisions', the first allocation by the Office on Aging must be for the provision of required state matching funds according to the Office on Aging formula for distributing Older Americans Act funds. The balance of this item must be distributed to the planning and service areas of the State. In the event state appropriations are reduced, reductions to the planning and service areas must be based on amounts distributed in accordance with the previous requirements.

(C)    The Office on Aging is authorized to receive and expend registration fees for educational, training and certification programs.

(D)    Unexpended funds from appropriations to the Office on Aging for Home and Community-Based Services must be carried forward from the prior fiscal year and used for the same purpose."

Part 43

Office of Comptroller General

A.     (96.1)    Chapter 3, Title 11 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 11-3-135.    The Comptroller General may designate certain employees to sign, in his stead, warrants drawn against the State Treasurer and the State Treasurer may accept these signatures when notified by the Comptroller General. This provision does not relieve the Comptroller General of responsibility with respect to the warrants signed by his designees."

Part 44

Office of State Treasurer

A.    (97.10)    Chapter 5, Title 11 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 11-5-145.    The State Treasurer may designate certain employees to sign payments in accordance with Section 11-5-140 to meet the ordinary expenses of the State. This provision does not relieve the State Treasurer of responsibility with respect to the payments signed by his designees."

B.     (97.3)    Section 11-9-660 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding a new subsection at the end to read:

"(D)    The State Treasurer may pool funds from accounts for investment purposes and may invest all monies in the same types of investments provided pursuant to this section."

Part 45

State Budget and Control Board

A.1.    (101.2)    Subarticle 9, Article 3, Chapter 35, Title 11 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 11-35-1270.    Before any governmental body procures any artifact with a value in excess of one thousand dollars, the head of the purchasing agency shall prepare a written determination specifying the need for such objects, identifying the benefits to the State, and determining that the item is reasonably priced, except where specific statutory authority is otherwise provided. Except for the South Carolina Museum Commission, the Confederate Relic Room, the State Budget and Control Board, and the South Carolina Hunley Commission, these determinations must be reviewed for concurrence and approved by the South Carolina Arts Commission before acquisition. As used in this section, 'artifact' means: (i) an art object such as a painting, antique, sculpture, or similar object, including without limitation an example of fine art, decorative art, and folk art and craft work; (ii) a historical object, including either a current, specific item or an object of future historical significance; or (iii) a scientific specimen, including without limitation study skins, skeletal mounts, taxidermy mounts, models, fossils, rocks and minerals, and other such materials representative of, or illustrative of, the natural world. In procurements for the State Museum or the Confederate Relic Room, 'artifact' also means: (iv) collection disciplines, to include cultural history, science and technology, art and natural history; and (v) exhibits, to include design and fabrication and specialty materials not commercially available that are used as components of exhibits."

2.    Section 11-35-710(10) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(10)    South Carolina Arts Commission and South Carolina Museum Commission for the purchase of one-of-a-kind items such as paintings, antiques, sculpture, and similar objects. Before a governmental body procures the objects, the head of the purchasing agency shall prepare a written determination specifying the need for the objects and the benefits to the State. The South Carolina Arts Commission shall review the determination and forward a recommendation to the board for approval Reserved;"

3.    Items (14) and (15) of Section 11-35-1510 are amended to read:

"(14)    Section 11-35-3220 (Architect Engineer, Construction Management and Land Surveying Services Procurement Procedures); and

(15)    Section 11-35-3230 (Exception for Small Architect-Engineer and Land Surveying Services Contracts); and

(16)    Section 11-35-1270 (Historical artifacts, scientific specimens, and artwork)."

4.    Section 11-35-1270 of the 1976 Code, as added by item (1) of this subsection, supersedes any exemptions for the acquisition of artifacts, as defined in Section 11-35-1270 of the 1976 Code, as added by this subsection, which has been previously granted by the State Budget and Control Board pursuant to Section 11-35-710 of the 1976 Code.

B.    (101.3)    Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 10-1-10.    (A)    The State Budget and Control Board shall keep, landscape, cultivate and beautify the State House and State House grounds with authority to expend such amounts as may be annually appropriated therefor for that purpose. The Board shall employ all help and labor in policing, protecting and caring for the State House and State House grounds and shall have full authority over them.

(B)    Funds appropriated to the State Budget and Control Board in the annual general appropriations act for State House maintenance, operations, and renovations must be set aside in a separate fund for the operations and maintenance of the State House. The State Budget and Control Board shall report annually to the State House Committee on amounts expended from this fund."

C.     (101.5), (101.6)    Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 8 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 8-11-172.    (A)    No supplement may be paid to a state agency employee unless the agency head or designated official of the employing agency has approved the conditions and amount of salary supplement. Any compensation, excluding travel reimbursement, from an affiliated public charity, foundation, clinical faculty practice plan, or other public source or any supplement from a private source to the salary appropriated for a state employee and fixed by the State must be reported by the employing agency to the Human Resources Division of the State Budget and Control Board. The report must include the amount, source, and any condition of the supplement. The employing agency shall report this information on or before August thirty-first of each year and shall include the total amount and source of the salary supplement received by the employee during the preceding fiscal year. The Human Resources Division of the State Budget and Control Board shall formulate policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the reporting provisions of this section.

(B)    Appropriated funds may be used for compensation increases for classified and unclassified state employees and state agency heads only in the same ratio that the employee's base salary is paid from appropriated funds."

D.     (101.11)    Section 1-11-725 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 278 of 2012, is further amended to read:

"Section 1-11-725.    The board's experience rating of all local disabilities and special needs providers entities pursuant to Section 1-11-720(A)(3) must be rated as a single group when rating all optional groups participating in the state employee health insurance program. These entities also must be awarded funding increases as provided for state agencies to cover the employer's share for the cost of providing health and dental insurance to those employees."

E.     (101.13)    Chapter 7, Title 8 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 8-7-100.    Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 8-11-610, a permanent full-time state employee who serves on active duty as a result of an emergency or conflict declared by the President of the United States may use up to forty-five days of accumulated annual leave and may use up to ninety days of accumulated sick leave in a calendar year as if it were annual leave."

F.     (101.14)    Article 1, Chapter 101, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-101-182.    All leases for antenna and tower operations located on campuses of public institutions of higher learning must conform to the present and any future master plans for the campus as determined solely by the institution of higher learning."

G.    1.    (101.25, 117.69)    Section 8-11-160 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 20 of 1987, is further amended to read:

"Section 8-11-160.    (A)(1)    All boards and commissions, including the Commission on Indigent Defense and the Prosecution Coordination Commission, are required to submit justification of an agency head's performance and salary recommendations to the Agency Head Salary Commission. This commission consists of four appointees of the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, four appointees of the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and three appointees of the Governor with experience in executive compensation.

(2)    Salary increases for agency heads must be based on recommendations by each agency board or commission to the Agency Head Salary Commission and their recommendations to the General Assembly.

(B)    For a state agency head or technical college president vacancy, the governing board of the agency, the Governor, or the appointing authority of a technical college president, must have the prior favorable recommendation of the Agency Head Salary Commission to set, discuss, offer, or pay a salary for the agency head or technical college president at a rate that exceeds the minimum of the range established by the Agency Head Salary Commission. An agency head or technical college president must not be paid a salary higher than that recommended by the commission. Boards and commissions, or the Governor if the Governor is the appointing authority, of newly created agencies or technical colleges may not offer or pay a salary to a prospective agency head until a salary range has been established and the salary approved by the Agency Head Salary Commission. The funding of the salaries of any agency head or technical college president should come from resources within the agency."

2.    Section 8-11-165 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 353 of 2008, is further amended to read:

"Section 8-11-165.    It is the intent of the General Assembly that a salary and fringe benefit survey for agency heads must be conducted by the Office of Human Resources of the State Budget and Control Board every three years. The staff of the office shall serve as the support staff to the Agency Head Salary Commission.

(A)    The State Budget and Control Board, every four years, shall contract for a study of agency head and technical college president compensation. The cost of the study must be shared by the participating agencies. The staff of the State Budget and Control Board shall serve as the support staff to the Agency Head Salary Commission. Limited only by the maximum of the respective salary range, the General Assembly authorizes the respective appointing authority for an agency head or technical college president to provide salary increases for an agency head or technical college president not to exceed that recommended by the Agency Head Salary Commission. An agency head or technical college president may not be paid less than the minimum of the pay range nor receive an increase that would have the effect of raising the salary above the maximum of the pay range.

(B)    No An employee of agencies reviewed by the Agency Head Salary Commission may not receive a salary in excess of ninety-five percent of the midpoint of the agency head salary range or the agency head actual salary, whichever is greater, except on approval of the State Budget and Control Board, and except for employees of higher education technical colleges, colleges, and universities.

No president of a technical college may receive a salary in excess of ninety-five percent of the midpoint of the agency head salary range or the agency head actual salary, whichever is greater, except on approval of the Agency Head Salary Commission and the State Budget and Control Board.

The Agency Head Salary Commission may recommend to the State Budget and Control Board that agency head salaries be adjusted to the minimum of their salary ranges and may recommend to the board that agency head salaries be adjusted when necessary up to the midpoints of their respective salary ranges. These increases must be based on criteria developed and approved by the Agency Head Salary Commission.

(C)    All new members appointed to a governing board of an agency where the performance of the agency head is reviewed and ranked by the Agency Head Salary Commission shall attend the training in agency head performance appraisal provided by the commission within the first year of their appointment unless specifically excused by the chairman of the Agency Head Salary Commission."

Part 46

Public Employee Benefit Authority

A.    (105.1)    Section 1-11-720 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 278 of 2012, is further amended by adding a new subsection at the end to read:

"(D)    Members of the South Carolina Lottery Commission and members of the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank board and their eligible dependents are eligible to participate in the state health and dental insurance plans upon paying the full premium costs as determined by the Public Employee Benefit Authority."

B.    (105.2)    Article 5, Chapter 11, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 1-11-765.    The Employee Adoption Assistance Program is established to provide grants to eligible employees to assist them with the direct costs of adoption. The program is an employee benefit through the Public Employee Benefit Authority Program (PEBA) and must be funded from the appropriation for the State Health Plan in the annual general appropriations act. Total funding for the Adoption Program may not exceed the amount appropriated for this purpose in the annual general appropriations act. Employees are eligible for the Adoption Program if they participate in PEBA, have adopted a child during the prior fiscal year, apply for the grant during the annual application period, and meet any other Adoption Program criteria. The application period is July first through September thirtieth of the current fiscal year for an adoption in the prior fiscal year. The maximum grant amount is ten thousand dollars in the case of the adoption of a special needs child and five thousand dollars for all other child adoptions. If the total amount needed to fund grants at the maximum level exceeds the appropriated amount, the amount of a grant to an eligible employee must be determined by dividing the appropriated amount evenly among qualified program applicants, with the adoption of a special needs child qualifying for twice the benefit of a nonspecial needs child."

C.    (105.3)    Section 1-11-710 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 278 of 2012, is further amended by adding a new subsection at the end to read:

"(E)    For health plans adopted pursuant to this section, the Public Employee Benefit Authority may differentiate between tobacco users and nonusers regarding rates charged to enrollees in the health plans by imposing a surcharge on enrollee rates based upon tobacco use. The surcharge for tobacco use may not exceed forty dollars a month for each subscriber or sixty dollars a month for each subscriber and dependents."

Part 47

Department of Revenue

A.    (106.1)    Article 3, Chapter 4, Title 12 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 12-4-398.    If an employee of the department is subpoenaed to testify in litigation not involving the department, the party subpoenaing the employee shall reimburse the department for the employee's expenses. Expenses include, but are not limited to, the cost of materials and the average daily salary of the employee."

B.    (106.2)    Article 3, Chapter 4, Title 12 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 12-4-400.    Funds awarded to the department by court order must be retained in a special account and carried forward from year to year, and expended as needed to accomplish the purposes and conditions of the order, if specified, and if not specified, as directed by the director of the department."

C.    (106.4)    Article 3, Chapter 4, Title 12 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 12-4-402.    The department shall share equally with the South Carolina Business One Stop program the collection assistance fees imposed on overdue tax debt. The funds received by the department from this fee must be used for administration of the revenue laws in a fair and impartial manner. Unexpended fees at the end of the fiscal year are carried forward to the succeeding fiscal year and also must be shared equally between the department and the South Carolina Business One Stop program."

D.    (106.5)    Article 3, Chapter 4, Title 12 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 12-4-404.    The Department of Revenue is exempt from across the board budget cuts ordered by the State Budget and Control Board pursuant to Section 1-11-495."

E.1.    (106.7)    Section 12-21-2420 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 74 of 2001, is further amended by adding a new item before the last unnumbered paragraph to read:

"(16)    On amounts that an accredited college or university requires a season ticket holder to pay to a nonprofit athletic booster organization that is exempt from federal income taxation in order to receive the right to purchase athletic event tickets."

2.    The exemption allowed pursuant to Section 12-21-2420(16) as contained in subsection 1 of this section also applies retroactively for all open tax periods as of the effective date of this section.

Part 48

Aid to Subdivisions, State Treasurer

A.    (110.3)    Chapter 5, Title 11 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 11-5-135.    (A)    The amounts appropriated in the annual general appropriations act as state salary supplements for clerks of court, probate judges, coroners, sheriffs, and registers of deeds must be distributed by the State Treasurer to each county treasurer equally on a quarterly basis, and must be used as a salary supplement for each clerk of court, probate judge, county coroner, county sheriff, and register of deeds.

(B)    The amount appropriated in the annual general appropriations act as state salary supplements for county auditors and county treasurers must be equally distributed to each county auditor and county treasurer as a salary supplement in addition to any amounts presently being provided by the county for these positions. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the amount appropriated by the county as salaries for these positions not be reduced as a result of the state supplement and that the supplement shall not disqualify each county auditor and each county treasurer for salary increases that they might otherwise receive from county funds in the future. The salary supplement for each county auditor and county treasurer must be paid in accordance with the schedule and method of payment established for state employees.

(C)    The amounts appropriated in the annual general appropriations act as state salary supplements for clerks of court, probate judges, sheriffs, registers of deeds, coroners, auditors, and treasurers are exempt from any across the board cut mandated by the State Budget and Control Board or General Assembly. However, the governing body of a county may reduce the expenditures in the operation of the offices of these officials without any required corresponding reduction in the county's state aid to subdivisions distribution. However, any reduction in these officials' budgets must be made in consultation with the affected official."

Part 49

Public Officers and Employees

A.     (117.71)    Chapter 1, Title 8 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 8-1-195.    Agencies and offices of state government that employ attorneys, at their discretion, may use other appropriated funds, including general fund carry-forward funds, to pay the costs of mandatory dues owed to the South Carolina Bar by these attorneys."

Part 50

General Provisions

A.     (117.6, 117.10, 117.30, 117.35, 117.53)    Chapter 1, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Article 27

Miscellaneous

Section 1-1-1800.    (A)    Any agency appropriated case services funds that receives case service billings from the prior fiscal year after the current fiscal year begins may use the appropriation from the previous fiscal year to pay the previous year's case service obligations in the current fiscal year. This section does not apply to billings received in the prior fiscal year through a timely agency payment approval process.

(B)    Amounts appropriated to the Department of Health and Environmental Control, Department of Social Services and Department of Health and Human Services may be expended to cover program operations of prior fiscal years where adjustment of such prior years are necessary under federal regulations or audit exceptions. All disallowances or notices of disallowances by any federal agency of any costs claimed by these agencies shall be submitted to the State Auditor, the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, within five days of receipt of such actions.

Section 1-1-1810.    Any state agency, including public institutions of higher learning as defined in Section 59-103-5, that operates an early childhood development center or childcare facility shall charge, at a minimum, fees that are comparable to those charged by private childcare facilities in the local community. The institution or agency shall not restrict enrollment to the facility or reduce the fees for the facility solely for the children of faculty, staff, and students.

Section 1-1-1820.    A state agency shall not expend appropriated funds for any type of menu option telephone answering device, unless the menu option system provides the caller with access to a nonelectronic attendant or automatically transfers the caller to a nonelectronic attendant. This section applies during the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. This section does not apply to integrated voice response systems that are specifically designed to exclude human interaction. No additional personnel may be hired to implement the requirements of this section.

Section 1-1-1830.    Any insurance reimbursement to a state agency may be used to offset expenses related to the claim. These funds may be retained, expended, and carried forward."

B.     (117.13)    Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"CHAPTER 136

South Carolina Health and Human Services Data Warehouse

Section 44-136-10.    As used in this chapter:

(1)    'Division' means the Research and Statistics Division of the State Budget and Control Board.

(2)    'Warehouse' means the South Carolina Health and Human Services Data Warehouse established pursuant to Section 44-136-20.

Section 44-136-20.    There is established within the Research and Statistics Division of the State Budget and Control Board, the South Carolina Health and Human Services Data Warehouse (warehouse). The purpose of the warehouse is to ensure that the operation of health and human services agencies may be enhanced by coordination and integration of client information. Client data is defined as person-level data that is created, received, and maintained, or any of these, by state agencies and other entities required to report client information to the Research and Statistics Division pursuant to this chapter. To integrate client information, client data from health and human services state agencies must be linked to improve client outcome measures, enabling state agencies to analyze coordination and continuity of care issues. The addition of this data must enhance existing agency systems by providing client data from other state agency programs to assist in the provision of client services. Certain client information must be delivered to the division to assist in the development and maintenance of the warehouse. The following agencies shall report client information:

(1)    Department of Health and Human Services;

(2)    Department of Health and Environmental Control;

(3)    Department of Mental Health;

(4)    Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services;

(5)    Department of Disabilities and Special Needs;

(6)    Department of Social Services;

(7)    Department of Vocational Rehabilitation;

(8)    Department of Education;

(9)    Department of Juvenile Justice;

(10)    Department of Corrections;

(11)    Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services;

(12)    Office of the Governor, Children's Foster Care Review Board;

(13)    Office of the Governor, Continuum of Care for Emotionally Disturbed Children;

(14)    Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Division on Aging;

(15)    South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind;

(16)    Commission for the Blind; and

(17)    other entities as considered necessary by the office.

Section 44-136-30.    These agencies and department specified in Section 44-136-20 shall collect and provide client data in formats and schedules to be specified by the division. The division shall enter into a memorandum of agreement with each agency, department, or division. These agreements must specify, but are not limited to, the confidentiality of client information, the conditions for the release of data that may identify agencies, departments, divisions, programs and services, or clients, any restrictions on the release of data to be compliant with state and federal statutes and regulations on confidentiality of data, conditions under which the data may be used for research purposes, and any security measures to be taken to insure the confidentiality of client information.

To ensure accountability and the coordinated, efficient delivery of health and human services, the division shall implement, in consultation with state health and human services agencies and other entities as considered necessary by the division, an integrated data system that includes client data from all participating agencies.

Section 44-136-40.    To provide for inclusion of other entities into the warehouse and other research and analytic oriented applications assisting the state in the efficient and effective provision of services, the division may enter into agreements or transactions with any federal, state, or municipal agency or other public institution or with any private individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association, or other entity to provide statistical, research, and information dissemination services including, but not limited to, program and outcomes evaluation, program monitoring/surveillance, projects to determine the feasibility of data collection or analyses, or both, information dissemination and research. The confidentiality of data collected under these initiatives must comply with applicable state and federal laws governing the privacy of data.

Section 44-136-50.    The division may promulgate regulations and prescribe policies and procedures, in consultation with the participating agencies, for the development, protection and operation of the warehouse, other research and analytic-oriented applications, and their underlying processes.

Section 44-136-60.    The division shall develop internet-accessible secure analytic query tools, such as analytic cubes, using integrated client data from the warehouse. All agencies must cooperate with the division in the development of these analytic tools. It is the intent of this chapter that the analytic tools developed under this section are made available to members of the General Assembly and their research staff members, state agencies, and researchers. To that end, the division, in consultation with the participating agencies, shall promulgate regulations addressing access to and use and release of information generated through use of the query tools.

Section 44-136-70.    All state agencies participating in the warehouse shall utilize it and its associated software applications in the day-to-day operation of their programs and for coordination, collaboration, program evaluation, and outcomes analysis. The Department of Health and Environmental Control is exempt from usage of the integrated client management system and the analytic query tools in the day-to-day operation of their Client Automated Record and Encounter System and their South Carolina Community Assessment Network, but shall provide the warehouse with client data from the system and network.

No state agency shall duplicate any of the responsibilities of this chapter.

Section 44-136-80.    Where state law, regulations, and agency policies and procedures conflict or are in any way inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of this chapter apply."

C.     (117.14)    Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 8 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 8-11-125.    (A)    It is the policy of the State of South Carolina to recruit, hire, train, and promote employees without discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion or physical disability. This policy is to apply to all levels and phases of personnel within state government, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoffs, recalls from layoffs, and educational, social, or recreational programs. It is the policy of the State to take affirmative action to remove the disparate effects of past discrimination, if any, because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion or physical disability.

(B)    Each state agency shall submit to the State Human Affairs Commission employment and filled vacancy data by race and sex by October thirty-first, of each year.

(C)    In accordance with Section 1-13-110, the State Human Affairs Commission shall submit a report on the status of state agencies' affirmative action plans and programs to the General Assembly by February first of each year. This report must contain the total number of persons employed in each job group, by race and sex, at the end of the preceding reporting period, a breakdown by race and sex of those hired or promoted from within the agency during the reporting period, and an indication of whether affirmative action goals were achieved. For each job group referenced in the report, where the hiring of personnel does not reflect the percentage goals established in the agency's affirmative action plan for the year in question, the state agency shall submit a detailed explanation to the State Human Affairs Commission by February fifteenth, explaining why goals were not achieved.

The State Human Affairs Commission shall review the explanations and notify the State Budget and Control Board of any agency not in satisfactory compliance with meeting its stated goals.

(D)    The State Budget and Control Board shall notify an agency not in compliance that the agency's request for additional appropriations for the current appropriation cycle, may not be processed until the State Budget and Control Board, after consultation with the State Human Affairs Commission, is satisfied that the agency is making a good faith effort to comply with its affirmative action plan, and that the compliance must be accomplished within a reasonable length of time to be determined by the mission and circumstances of the agency. This requirement does not affect additional appropriation requests for public assistance payments or aid to entities. This section does not apply to those agencies that have been exempted from the reporting requirements of the State Human Affairs Commission."

D.     (117.15)    Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 11 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 11-11-195.    (A)    To provide the necessary control over the number of employees, the State Budget and Control Board (board) shall maintain close supervision over the number of state employees, and require specifically the following:

(1)    that no state agency exceed the total authorized number of full-time equivalent (FTE) positions and those funded from state sources as provided in each section of the annual general appropriations act except by majority vote of the board; and

(2)    that the board shall maintain and make, as necessary, periodic adjustments, an official record of the total number of authorized full-time equivalent positions by agency for state and total funding sources.

(B)(1)    Within thirty days of the date of enactment of the annual general appropriations act or by August first, whichever comes later, each state agency shall have established on the State Budget and Control Board records all positions authorized in the annual general appropriations act. After that date, the board shall delete any nonestablished positions immediately from the official record of authorized full-time equivalent positions. No positions may be established by the board in excess of the total number of authorized full-time equivalent positions. Each agency, upon notification to the board, may change the funding source of state FTE positions established on the board records as necessary to expend federal and other sources of personal service funds to conserve or stay within the state appropriated personal service funds. An agency may not change funding sources that will cause the agency to exceed the authorized number of state or total full-time equivalent positions. Each agency may transfer FTE's between programs as needed to accomplish the agency mission.

(2)    By September thirtieth of each year, the board shall prepare a personal service analysis, by agency, which shows the number of established positions for the fiscal year and the amount of funds required, by source of funds, to support the FTE's for the applicable fiscal year at a funding level of one hundred percent. The board shall then reconcile each agency's personal service detail with the agency's personal service appropriation as contained in the annual general appropriations act adjusted for any pay increases and any other factors necessary to reflect the agency's personal service funding level. The board shall provide a copy of each agency's personal service reconciliation to the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees.

(3)    Any position which is shown by the reconciliation to be unfunded or significantly underfunded may be deleted at the direction of the board.

(C)    Full-time equivalent positions must be determined under the following guidelines:

(1)    the annual work hours for each FTE must be the agency's full-time standard annual work hours;

(2)    the state FTE must be derived by multiplying the state percentage of budgeted funds for each position by the FTE for that position; and

(3)    all institutions of higher education shall use a value of 0.75 FTE for each position determined to be full-time faculty with a duration of nine months.

The FTE method of accounting shall be utilized for all authorized positions.

(D)    The number of positions authorized in the annual general appropriations act must be reduced in the following circumstances:

(1)    upon request by an agency;

(2)    when anticipated federal funds are not made available; or

(3)    when the board, through study or analysis, becomes aware of any unjustifiable excess of positions in any state agency.

(E)    The board annually shall reconcile personal service funds with full-time employee count. Unfunded positions must be eliminated no later than January fifteenth of the current fiscal year unless specifically exempted by law or by the board. The board shall report the full-time employee count and unfunded position status to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee by February first of the current fiscal year.

(F)    New permanent positions in state government may not be funded by supplemental appropriation acts but temporary positions may be so funded.

(G)    The provisions of this section do not apply to personnel exempt from the State Classification and Compensation Plan pursuant to Section 8-11-260(i).

(H)    The Governor, in making appropriation recommendations to the House Ways and Means Committee, shall provide that the level of personal service appropriation recommended for each agency is at least ninety-seven percent of the funds required to meet one hundred percent of the funds needed for the full-time equivalent positions recommended by the Governor, exclusive of new positions."

E.     (117.24)    Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 11 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 11-11-235.    (A)    Each state agency may carry forward general fund appropriations

unspent at the end of a fiscal year to the succeeding fiscal year as provided in this section.

(B)    The carry forward allowed pursuant to subsection (A) of this section is limited to ten percent of general fund appropriations made to the agency for a fiscal year calculated after applying any midyear reductions in such appropriations.

(C)    The carry forward allowed pursuant to this section is suspended if necessary to avoid a fiscal year-end general fund deficit. For purposes of this subsection, the amount of the general fund deficit is determined after first applying the Capital Reserve Fund provisions in Section 11-11-320(D), and before any transfers from the General Reserve Fund. The amount of general funds needed to avoid a year-end deficit is obtained by an equal percentage reduction from each agency's carry-forward amount.

(D)    Agencies which have general fund carry-forward authority pursuant to a separate provision of law shall exclude the amount carried forward as allowed by that separate provision of law from their base for purposes of calculating the ten percent carry forward allowed pursuant to this section.

(E)    Funds allowed to be carried forward by an agency pursuant to this section and funds carried forward by an agency as allowed pursuant to a separate provision of law are not considered part of the agency's base appropriations for any succeeding years. Agencies may not withhold services in order to carry forward general funds."

F.     (117.38)    Article 1, Chapter 7, Title 2 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 2-7-131.        Each state agency shall provide to the Chairman of Senate Finance Committee and the Chairman of House Ways and Means Committees a report detailing the amount of its outstanding debt and all methods it has used to collect that debt. The report is due annually by the last day of February for the previous calendar year. For purposes of this section, outstanding debt means a sum remaining due and owed to a state agency by a nongovernmental entity for more than sixty calendar days."

G.     (117.25)    Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 11 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 11-11-265.    (A)    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Medicaid Plan shall provide benefits to disabled children as allowed by the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) option. By January thirty-first of each year, a state agency that provides benefits to disabled children, including but not limited to, the Department of Social Services, the Continuum of Care, the Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, and the Department of Health and Human Services shall collectively review and identify existing state appropriations within their respective budgets that can be used as state match to serve disabled children.

(B)    Effective July 1, 2012, these funds shall be used to implement TEFRA option benefits. Agencies providing services under the provisions of this section must not spend less in the current fiscal year than expended in the previous fiscal year on disabled children."

H.     (117.32)    Chapter 11, Title 34 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 34-11-140.    In lieu of any other provision of law, any state agency may collect a service charge pursuant to Section 34-11-70 to cover the costs associated with the processing and collection of dishonored instruments or electronic payments where any amount is not paid by the drawee due to insufficient funds on deposit with the bank or the person upon which it was drawn when presented, or the instrument contains an incorrect or insufficient signature. Such funds shall be retained and expended by the agency in accordance with this purpose and any unused amount shall carry forward."

I.        (117.36), (117.50), (117.75)    Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 8 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 8-11-188.    State agencies, in consultation with the Human Resources Division of the State Budget and Control Board, may implement a program to realign resources to include provisions for a separation incentive payment for employees which may include the employer portion of health and dental benefits not to exceed one year. Employees participating in this program are not eligible to participate in the Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive program. Employees participating in the program are considered to have voluntarily quit their employment without good cause and are subject to the provisions of Section 41-35-120(1) of the South Carolina Employment Security Law. Any program developed under this provision must involve voluntary participation from employees and must be funded within existing appropriations. The program must be approved by the agency head and the Director of the Human Resources Division based on ability to demonstrate recurring cost savings for realignment or permanent downsizing. State agencies shall report the prior year's results to the State Budget and Control Board by August fifteenth, of the current fiscal year. The State Budget and Control Board shall report the results to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee.

Section 8-11-189.    (A)    All constitutional officers and agency heads may take up to thirty-six days furlough in a fiscal year. The officials will retain all responsibilities and authority during the furlough. All funds saved as a result of this furlough may be retained by that agency and expended at the discretion of the constitutional officer or agency head. During this furlough, the constitutional officer or agency head is entitled to participate in the same state benefits as otherwise available to them except for receiving their salaries. As to those benefits which require employer and employee contributions, the state agency is responsible for making both employer and employee contributions if coverage would otherwise be interrupted; and as to those benefits which require only employee contributions, the constitutional officer or agency head remains solely responsible for making those contributions.

(B)    In a fiscal year in which the general funds appropriated for a state agency are less than the general funds appropriated for that agency in the prior fiscal year, or whenever the General Assembly enacts or the State Budget and Control Board implements a midyear across-the-board budget reduction, agency heads may institute a voluntary employee furlough program of not more than ninety days in a fiscal year. During this voluntary furlough, the state employees are entitled to participate in the same state benefits as otherwise available to them except for receiving their salaries. As to those benefits which require employer and employee contributions, the state agencies, institutions and departments are responsible for making both employer and employee contributions if coverage would otherwise be interrupted; and as to those benefits which require only employee contributions, the employee remains solely responsible for making those contributions. If an agency's reduction is due solely to the General Assembly transferring or deleting a program, this subsection does not apply."

J.    (117.40)    Section 11-11-170 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately lettered subsection at the end to read:

"( )    State agencies are authorized to retain and carry forward any unexpended Tobacco Settlement Agreement funds from the prior fiscal year into the current fiscal year and to expend such funds for the same purpose."

K.     (117.44)    Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 25 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 25-11-95.    (A)    The Director of the Division of Veterans' Affairs shall appoint an additional claims representative within the Division of Veterans' Affairs, who, in addition to being charged with the duty of assisting all ex-servicemen, regardless of the wars in which their service may have been rendered, in filing, presenting, and prosecuting to final determination all claims which they have for monetary compensation, hospitalization, training, and insurance benefits under the terms of federal legislation, shall also specialize in the specific needs and diseases associated with veterans of the Vietnam era. The person appointed as a claims representative under this section must be versed in federal legislation relating to these matters and the rules, regulations, and practice of the Veterans' Administration as created by Congress and his appointment must be approved by the Governor.

(B)    Subject to the direction of the director, and in addition to other duties prescribed in this section, the claims representative appointed pursuant to this section may represent the Division of Veterans' Affairs on the South Carolina Agent Orange Advisory Council and on the Hepatitis C Coalition established by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, assist the Division of Veterans' Affairs in carrying out its duties in connection with the Agent Orange Information and Assistance program, represent the director in connection with functions relating to Vietnam veterans, and perform other duties as may be assigned by the director."

L.     (117.52)    Article 5, Chapter 1, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-1-485.    The Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Special School for Science and Mathematics, Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School, and John de la Howe School may charge, collect, and expend fees charged for facility an equipment rental and registration at these schools. Unexpended fee revenues may be carried forward to succeeding fiscal years."

M.    (117.54)    Section 1-1-970 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 1-1-970.    All agencies, departments and institutions of state government shall furnish to the State Personnel Division not later than fifteen days following the close of the second quarter of each even-numbered year a current personnel organization chart in a form prescribed by the division showing all authorized positions, the personnel grade and compensation of each and indications as to whether such positions are filled or vacant.

All agencies, departments and institutions of state government shall furnish to the State Personnel Division not later than fifteen days following the close of each quarter except the second quarter of each even-numbered year any and all changes or alterations to the personnel organization chart in a form prescribed by the division.

The State Personnel Division shall ensure that all reports submitted to the division by agencies, departments and institutions of state government are accurate and up-to-date and, based on that information, shall furnish to the Legislative Audit Council organizational charts and alterations to existing charts for each such agency, department and institution in such form as the division and Audit Council shall determine.

The charts prepared by the division shall be furnished to the Audit Council not later than thirty days following the end of each quarter. All agencies, departments, and institutions of state government shall furnish to the Human Resources Division of the State Budget and Control Board:

(1)    a current personnel organizational chart annually no later than September first of the current fiscal year, or upon request of the division; and

(2)    notification of any change to the agency's organizational structure which impacts an employee's grievance rights within thirty days of the change.

The organizational chart must be in a form prescribed by the Human Resources Division of the State Budget and Control Board showing all authorized positions, class titles, class codes, class slots, and indications as to whether the positions are filled or vacant. In addition, the organizational chart must clearly identify those employees who are exempt from the State Employee Grievance Procedure Act."

N.     (117.55)    Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 11 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 11-11-225.    Upon restructuring of state agencies by the General Assembly, the State Budget and Control Board shall work with affected state agencies in order to phase-in operations of restructured organizations during the current fiscal year. Restructured organizations should be operating entirely under the revised structure no later than December thirty-first, of the current fiscal year, unless otherwise directed by law. The board also shall work with the affected agencies to identify and facilitate the transfer of any portion of their operations, including transfer of funds in the current fiscal year affected by the restructured organization enacted by the General Assembly, but which have not already been accomplished. Until sufficient changes can be made to the state's accounting system and the appointment of appropriate agency heads, the Comptroller General and the State Treasurer shall allow those agencies affected by restructuring to continue processing documents within the account structure existing as of June thirtieth, of the most recently completed fiscal year. Restructured agencies shall make all the necessary accounting adjustments to complete the transition to the new account structure as soon as possible, but no later than December thirty-first, of the current fiscal year, unless otherwise directed by law. The State Budget Division shall prepare the subsequent detail budget to conform Part IA and corresponding paragraphs in the annual general appropriations act to any restructuring changes."

O.     (117.73)    Section 11-11-15 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 11-11-15.    (A)    The functions of the State Budget and Control Board in the preparation and submission to the General Assembly of the recommended state budget are devolved upon the Governor. Wherever the phrase 'State Budget and Control Board' appears in the context of preparing and submitting budget recommendations to the General Assembly, it means the Governor. In preparing the recommended state budget, the Governor may consult with the State Treasurer, the Comptroller General, or other state officials as needed. The State Budget Division of the State Budget and Control Board shall assist the Governor in preparing the budget recommendations, but this function of the State Budget Division may not be construed as altering the overall management and administration of the State Budget Division as an entity of the State Budget and Control Board.

(B)    The annual executive budget proposed by the Governor must be certified by the Director of the State Budget Division of the State Budget and Control Board or the director's designee in the same manner as the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee versions of the annual general appropriations bill are certified."

P.     (117.48) Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 56-1-560. Notwithstanding another provision of law, the Department of Motor Vehicles shall provide access, in compliance with all state and federal privacy protection statutes, to the following data and reports without charge to the South Carolina Department of Transportation:

(1)    all collision data and collision reports;

(2)    registration information used for toll enforcement; and

(3)    driving records of employees or prospective employees."

Part 51

Statewide Revenue

A.    (118.5)    Chapter 1, Title 14 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 14-1-237.    (A)    In addition to all other assessments and surcharges required to be imposed by law, a five dollar surcharge to fund training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy is also levied on all fines, forfeitures, escheatments, or other monetary penalties imposed in the general sessions court or in magistrates or municipal court for misdemeanor traffic offenses or for nontraffic violations. No portion of this surcharge may be waived, reduced, or suspended. The additional surcharge imposed by this section does not apply to parking citations.

(B)    The revenue collected pursuant to subsection (A) must be retained by the jurisdiction which heard or processed the case and paid to the State Treasurer within thirty days after receipt. The State Treasurer shall transfer the revenue quarterly to the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

(C)    The State Treasurer may request the State Auditor to examine the financial records of any jurisdiction which he believes is not timely transmitting the funds required to be paid to the State Treasurer pursuant to subsection (B). The State Auditor is further authorized to conduct these examinations and the local jurisdiction is required to participate in and cooperate fully with the examination."

SECTION    3.    The numbers in parentheses following the individually lettered subparts in each part of Section 1 of this act are references to paragraphs in Part IB of the general appropriations act for Fiscal Year 2013-2014, and are for purposes of identification only.

SECTION    4.    The repeal or amendment by this act of any law, whether temporary or permanent or civil or criminal, does not affect pending actions, rights, duties, or liabilities founded thereon, or alter, discharge, release or extinguish any penalty, forfeiture, or liability incurred under the repealed or amended law, unless the repealed or amended provision shall so expressly provide. After the effective date of this act, all laws repealed or amended by this act must be taken and treated as remaining in full force and effect for the purpose of sustaining any pending or vested right, civil action, special proceeding, criminal prosecution, or appeal existing as of the effective date of this act, and for the enforcement of rights, duties, penalties, forfeitures, and liabilities as they stood under the repealed or amended laws.

SECTION    5.    The purpose of this, the Budget Proviso Codification Act of 2013, is to enact into permanent law temporary provisions that are reenacted annually in the annual general appropriations act. With respect to the imposition of fees and assessments, this act must not be construed in a manner that would result in a doubling of the fees and assessments by deeming them to be imposed cumulatively pursuant to both temporary and permanent law.

SECTION    6.    If any part, subpart, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this act is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such holding shall not affect the constitutionality or validity of the remaining portions of this act, the General Assembly hereby declaring that it would have passed this act, and each and every part, subpart, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, phrase, and word thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more other parts, subparts, sections, subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs, sentences, clauses, phrases, or words hereof may be declared to be unconstitutional, invalid, or otherwise ineffective.

SECTION    7.    This act takes effect July 1, 2014. However, for those provisions providing for the carry forward of an agency's unexpended funds at the end of a fiscal year to that agency's budget for the succeeding fiscal year, this act is effective for that agency's unexpended funds as of June 30, 2014.

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