South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022
Journal of the House of Representatives

NO. 59

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2022
(STATEWIDE SESSION)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The House assembled at 10:00 a.m.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr., as follows:

Our thought for today is from Isaiah 25:9: "It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us."

Let us pray. Gracious God, send Your Spirit to give us the strength and desire to remain faithful. Fill our soul, refresh our spirit, and strengthen us for the work of Your kingdom, O God. We give thanks for those first responders and defenders of freedom. We ask for Your care on our World, Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, Staff, and all who contribute to great cause. Guard and keep us safe. Bless our men and women who suffer and sacrifice for our freedom. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayers. Amen.

Pursuant to Rule 6.3, the House of Representatives was led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America by the SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE.

After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE ordered it confirmed.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. ANDERSON moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of Jimmy Young, which was agreed to.

Mr. Jimmy Young

When we adjourn today, May 11, 2022, I ask that it be in memory of Mr. Jimmy Young of the St. Luke Community of Georgetown, SC. Mr. Young was a community activitist and worked hard to get a senior citizen center and many other things for the area. He will be missed by family and a host of friends.

Rep. Carl Anderson

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT

The following was received:

May 11, 2022
The Honorable Charles F. Reid
Clerk South Carolina House of Representatives
P.0. Box 11867
Columbia, SC 29211

Dear Mr. Reid:
Please allow this letter to serve as notice of the officers that were elected during a meeting of the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee this morning. These changes are to take effect on May 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Chairman - Representative William M. "Bill" Hixon
Second Vice-Chairman - Representative William "Bill" Chumley

If you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Ellie Hayes
Executive Assistant

Received as information.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Rep. D. C. MOSS, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

S. 1038 (Word version) -- Senator Jackson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION OF CHALK STREET AND POULTRY LANE IN RICHLAND COUNTY "DEACON DAVID SHIVER MEMORIAL INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. D. C. MOSS, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

S. 1243 (Word version) -- Senator Allen: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF HAYNIE STREET IN THE CITY OF GREENVILLE IN GREENVILLE COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 29 TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 20 "REVEREND JESSE L. JACKSON, SR. STREET" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS STREET CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. D. C. MOSS, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

S. 1257 (Word version) -- Senator McElveen: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF GEORGE ROGERS BOULEVARD AND ANDREWS ROAD IN RICHLAND COUNTY "JOSEPH LEE JACKSON MEMORIAL INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERSECTION CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. D. C. MOSS, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 5308 (Word version) -- Reps. Daning, M. M. Smith, Davis, J. Moore and Jefferson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF SANGAREE PARKWAY IN BERKELEY COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 17A/NORTH MAIN STREET TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH EASEMENT LANE "WADE ARNETTE HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. D. C. MOSS, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 5344 (Word version) -- Rep. White: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST CLEMSON UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT DR. JAMES P. CLEMENTS AND THE MEMBERS OF THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES NAME THE CATTLE FACILITY LOCATED AT THE T. ED GARRISON ARENA "DR. POAG REID CATTLE FACILITY".
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. D. C. MOSS, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 5348 (Word version) -- Reps. Govan, Tedder, Cobb-Hunter, Hosey and Ott: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS IN ORANGEBURG COUNTY ALONG UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 301 AT ITS INTERSECTION WITH INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 26 AND ALONG UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 601 AT ITS INTERSECTION WITH INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 26 CONTAINING THE WORDS "SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS 2021 HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES NATIONAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS".
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

ROLL CALL

The roll call of the House of Representatives was taken resulting as follows:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brawley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Gilliard
Govan                    Haddon                   Hardee
Hart                     Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hill                     Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Howard                   Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 Matthews
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 J. Moore                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Ott                      Parks                    Pendarvis
Pope                     Rivers                   Robinson
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total Present--118

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE granted Rep. COGSWELL a leave of absence for the day due to business reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE granted Rep. S. WILLIAMS a leave of absence for the day due to family reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE granted Rep. G. R. SMITH a leave of absence for the day due to family medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE granted Rep. HOSEY a temporary leave of absence.

DOCTORS OF THE DAY

Announcement was made that Dr. Amanda Sloan Davis of Anderson and Dr. Christian Mabry of Grreenville were the Doctors of the Day for the General Assembly.

S. 1270--RETURNED TO THE SENATE WITH AMENDMENTS

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 1270 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Fanning, Climer and M. Johnson: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 473 OF 2002, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ELECTION DISTRICTS OF MEMBERS OF CLOVER SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 IN YORK COUNTY, SO AS TO REAPPORTION THESE ELECTION DISTRICTS, TO UPDATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THESE SINGLE-MEMBER ELECTION DISTRICTS ARE DELINEATED, TO PROVIDE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION REGARDING THESE REVISED ELECTION DISTRICTS, AND TO REMOVE ARCHAIC LANGUAGE.

The Bill was read the third time and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments.

RETURNED TO THE SENATE WITH AMENDMENTS

The following Bills and Joint Resolution were taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments:

S. 1025 (Word version) -- Senators Shealy, Hutto and Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-63-80 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CERTIFIED COPIES OF BIRTH CERTIFICATES, TO EXPAND THE DEFINITION OF LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE AND TO ALTER THE PROCESS FOR OBTAINING BIRTH CERTIFICATES.

S. 243 (Word version) -- Senator Young: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-940(A) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO AUTHORIZED USES OF UNFOUNDED CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORTS, TO AUTHORIZE THE RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT CHILD FATALITIES OR NEAR FATALITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 63-7-1990(H) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY AND RELEASE OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT RECORDS, TO AUTHORIZE THE RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT CHILD FATALITIES OR NEAR FATALITIES; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.

S. 560 (Word version) -- Senator Scott: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE HEIRS' PROPERTY STUDY COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE METHODS TO ADDRESS HEIR'S PROPERTY ISSUES IN SOUTH CAROLINA, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE, TO REQUIRE THE COMMITTEE TO PREPARE A REPORT FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO DISSOLVE THE STUDY COMMITTEE.

S. 1092 (Word version) -- Senator Martin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-23-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE AND QUALIFICATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND PERSONS TRAINED BY THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY, AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL'S AUTHORITY TO OVERSEE THE OPERATION OF THE TRAINING OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND RECEIPT OF CERTAIN INFORMATION FROM GOVERNING BODIES ABOUT CANDIDATES SEEKING CERTIFICATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE DETENTION AND CORRECTIONAL OFFICER CANDIDATES MUST BE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE.

S. 1237 (Word version) -- Senators McLeod, Matthews, Shealy, Senn, Gustafson and Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 142, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF "UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 2017 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, SO AS TO ALSO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF "UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 2022 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES BY THE DEPARTMENT.

S. 1077 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander, Rankin, Massey, K. Johnson, Sabb, Garrett, Gambrell, McElveen, Kimbrell, Stephens, McLeod, M. Johnson, Kimpson, Hutto, Grooms, Climer, Davis, Gustafson, Williams, Loftis, Fanning, Adams and Scott: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 27, TITLE 58 OF THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING ARTICLE 8, TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS FOR THE PURPOSES OF OFFSETTING AND REDUCING PRUDENTLY INCURRED COSTS FOR STORM RECOVERY ACTIVITY AND TO ESTABLISH THE REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESSES FOR THE AUTHORIZATION OF THESE BONDS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 36-9-109 TO MAKE FURTHER CONFORMING CHANGES.

S. 1045 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander and M. Johnson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-20 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO REGULATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION BY MOTOR VEHICLE, TO PROVIDE REGULATIONS FOR THE OPERATION OF TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-25 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION'S MOTOR CARRIER REGULATORY AUTHORITY, TO PROVIDE FOR THE STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION OF THE CHAPTER RELATED TO THE LIMITATION OF CERTAIN AUTHORITY VESTED WITH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION'S MOTOR CARRIER REGULATORY AUTHORITY; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF COMPENSATION, TO DEFINE TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES ACCORDINGLY; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-60(5) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO AREAS IN WHICH THIS CHAPTER IS NOT APPLICABLE TO BUSINESSES, TO INCLUDE VEHICLES OPERATED BY A MUNICIPALITY; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-210 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CLASSES OF CERTIFICATES, TO PROVIDE A TIMELINE FOR THE APPLICATION OF A COMMISSION'S DIRECTIVES; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-220 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CLASS A CERTIFICATES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION SHALL ISSUE DIRECTIVES TO ISSUE CLASS A CERTIFICATES; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-230 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CLASS B CERTIFICATES, TO REGULATE THE POWERS OF THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-240 THROUGH SECTION 58-23-290 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CERTIFICATES, TO ALTER LANGUAGE; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-330 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO GROUNDS FOR ISSUANCE OR DENIAL OF CERTIFICATE, TO PROVIDE REGULATIONS FOR ISSUING OR DENYING A CERTIFICATE UPON RECEIPT OF AN APPLICATION; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-560 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO LICENSE FEES FOR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS, TO PROVIDE ELIGIBILITY REGULATIONS FOR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-590 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CARRIERS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND HAZARDOUS WASTE FOR DISPOSAL, TO PROVIDE THE POWERS OF THE COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-600 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO TIME FOR PAYMENT OF FEES, TO PROVIDE REGULATIONS FOR FEES REQUIRED OF CERTIFICATE HOLDERS; TO AMEND SECTION 58-23-910 AND SECTION 58-23-930 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO INSURANCE OR BOND, TO PROVIDE INSURANCE, BOND, OR CERTIFICATE OF SELF-INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 58-23-1010, 58-23-1020, 58-23-1080, AND 58-23-1090 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO RIGHTS AND DUTIES GENERALLY, TO PROVIDE REGULATIONS FOR FEES, LICENSES, AND OTHER MARKERS; TO AMEND SECTION 58-4-60(B)(1) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO EXPENSES BORNE BY REGULATED UTILITIES, TO REFERENCE THE PROVISIONS IN THE CODE GENERATING FEES THAT ARE TO BE USED TO PAY FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 23, TITLE 58 OF THE 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE CARRIERS, TO REPEAL SECTIONS 58-23-300, 58-23-530, 58-23-540, 58-23-550, AND 58-23-1060.

S. 969 (Word version) -- Senators Garrett, Kimbrell, Rice, Adams, Talley, Cash, M. Johnson, Gustafson, Hembree, Loftis, Shealy, Peeler, Climer, Gambrell, Turner and Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-1-325 TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MAKE RULES AND REGULATIONS REQUIRING THE DISPLAY OF THE OFFICIAL MOTTOS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND SOUTH CAROLINA.

S. 1024 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin, Goldfinch, Hembree, Sabb and Williams: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-320, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN HORRY COUNTY, SO AS TO DELETE SIX PRECINCTS, TO ADD SEVEN PRECINCTS, AND TO REDESIGNATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THE NAMES OF THESE PRECINCTS MAY BE FOUND AND MAINTAINED BY THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE.

H. 5278--SENT TO THE SENATE

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 5278 (Word version) -- Rep. G. M. Smith: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTINUING AUTHORITY TO PAY THE EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERNMENT IF THE 2022-2023 FISCAL YEAR BEGINS WITHOUT A GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR THAT YEAR IN EFFECT, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.

The Joint Resolution was read the third time and ordered sent to the Senate.

H.S. 1087--MOTION TO RECONSIDER TABLED

Rep. G. M. SMITH moved to table the motion to reconsider the vote whereby the following Bill was given second reading, which was agreed to:

S. 1087 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Alexander, Kimbrell, Shealy, Turner, Climer, M. Johnson, Martin, Corbin, Davis, Massey, Rice, Adams, Garrett, Cash, Young, Malloy, Williams, Loftis, Gambrell, Talley, Cromer, Scott, Jackson, Stephens, Campsen, Verdin, Grooms and McElveen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "COMPREHENSIVE TAX CUT ACT OF 2022"; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-510, RELATING TO THE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX, SO AS TO REDUCE THE TOP MARGINAL RATE TO 5.7 PERCENT; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1171, RELATING TO THE MILITARY RETIREMENT DEDUCTION, SO AS TO EXEMPT ALL MILITARY RETIREMENT INCOME; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO INCREASE A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN MANUFACTURING PROPERTY; TO APPROPRIATE ONE BILLION DOLLARS FROM THE CONTINGENCY RESERVE FUND TO THE TAXPAYER REBATE FUND TO PROVIDE REBATES TO TAXPAYERS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 12-6-515 RELATING TO AN ARCHAIC INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX PROVISION.

S. 1087--RETURNED TO THE SENATE WITH AMENDMENTS

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 1087 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Alexander, Kimbrell, Shealy, Turner, Climer, M. Johnson, Martin, Corbin, Davis, Massey, Rice, Adams, Garrett, Cash, Young, Malloy, Williams, Loftis, Gambrell, Talley, Cromer, Scott, Jackson, Stephens, Campsen, Verdin, Grooms and McElveen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "COMPREHENSIVE TAX CUT ACT OF 2022"; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-510, RELATING TO THE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX, SO AS TO REDUCE THE TOP MARGINAL RATE TO 5.7 PERCENT; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1171, RELATING TO THE MILITARY RETIREMENT DEDUCTION, SO AS TO EXEMPT ALL MILITARY RETIREMENT INCOME; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO INCREASE A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN MANUFACTURING PROPERTY; TO APPROPRIATE ONE BILLION DOLLARS FROM THE CONTINGENCY RESERVE FUND TO THE TAXPAYER REBATE FUND TO PROVIDE REBATES TO TAXPAYERS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 12-6-515 RELATING TO AN ARCHAIC INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX PROVISION.

The Bill was read the third time and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments.

S. 236--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 236 (Word version) -- Senator Young: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-1000, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POOLING PRECINCTS IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PRECINCT CONTAINING THREE THOUSAND OR MORE VOTERS, AN INCREASE FROM FIVE HUNDRED OR MORE VOTERS, HAVE ITS OWN POLLING PLACE; THAT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE MUNICIPAL POOLED PRECINCTS CANNOT EXCEED THREE THOUSAND, AN INCREASE FROM ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED; AND THAT POOLED MUNICIPAL POLLING PLACES CANNOT BE MORE THAN FIVE MILES, AN INCREASE FROM THREE MILES, FROM THE NEAREST PART OF ANY POOLED PRECINCT.

Rep. HIXON moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

S. 906--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 906 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 43-35-10(3) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "EXPLOITATION" IN THE "OMNIBUS ADULT PROTECTION ACT", TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "EXPLOITATION" TO INCLUDE THE EXERCISE OF EXTREME UNDUE INFLUENCE OVER, COERCIVE PERSUASION OF, OR PSYCHOLOGICALLY DAMAGING MANIPULATION OF A VULNERABLE ADULT; AND TO FURTHER AMEND SECTION 43-35-10 BY ADDING A DEFINITION FOR "UNDUE INFLUENCE".

Rep. JORDAN moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Reps. MATTHEWS, BENNETT and JONES a temporary leave of absence to attend a conference committee meeting.

S. 1032--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 1032 (Word version) -- Senators Martin, Verdin, Kimbrell, Garrett, Senn and Climer: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-3-80 SO AS TO CREATE THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT UNIT WITHIN THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION, TO PROVIDE FOR ITS ADMINISTRATION AND DUTIES, AND TO REQUIRE A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 23-6-60 RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT UNIT WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

S. 2--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 2 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Malloy, McElveen, Hembree, Senn, Kimbrell and Turner: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SO AS TO RENAME THE CHAPTER THE "DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH" AND TO REORGANIZE THE CHAPTER TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, TO DELEGATE TO THE DIVISION THE PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT, TO ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT AND BOARD OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT BY THE GOVERNOR, AND TO TRANSFER ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT TO THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, AS APPROPRIATE; TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 44, RELATING, IN PART, TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, SO AS TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REFLECTING THE TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE DIVISION, WITH EXCEPTIONS, AND TO ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION; TO AMEND CHAPTER 49, TITLE 44, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, SO AS TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REFLECTING THE TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE DIVISION, AND TO ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES; BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 11, TITLE 25 SO AS TO TRANSFER FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH TO THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS THE AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH AND OPERATE VETERANS HOMES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 44-11-10, 44-11-60, 44-11-70, 44-13-20, 44-13-30, 44-13-40, 44-13-60, 44-15-10, 44-15-20, 44-15-30, 44-15-60, 44-15-70, 44-15-80, 44-15-90, 44-17-450, 44-17-460, 44-17-580, 44-17-860, 44-17-865, 44-17-870, 44-22-10, 44-22-110, 44-24-10, 44-25-30, 44-27-10, 44-27-30, 44-28-20, 44-28-40, 44-28-60, 44-28-80, 44-28-360, AND 44-28-370, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; BY ADDING CHAPTER 57 TO TITLE 46 SO AS TO CREATE A DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND TRANSFER TO THE DIVISION THE DIVISIONS, OFFICES, AND PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL THAT PERFORM ENVIRONMENTAL FUNCTIONS, WITH EXCEPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 46-3-10, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, SO AS TO ADD THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; TO AMEND SECTIONS 48-2-20, 48-2-70, 48-2-320, 48-2-330, 48-2-340, 48-14-20, 48-18-20, 48-18-50, 48-20-30, 48-20-40, 48-20-70, 48-21-20, 48-43-10, 48-46-30, 48-46-40, 48-46-50, 48-46-80, 48-46-90, 48-52-810, 48-52-865, 48-55-10, 48-56-20, 48-57-20, 48-60-20, 49-5-30, AND 49-5-60, RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUNDS, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND SEDIMENT REDUCTION, EROSION AND SEDIMENT REDUCTION, MINING, OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION AND PRODUCTION, RADIOACTIVE WASTE, ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND INNOVATION, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT RECOVERY, AND GROUNDWATER, ALL SO AS TO TRANSFER REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 48-1-10, 48-1-20, 48-1-55, 48-1-85, 48-1-95, 48-1-100, 48-1-280, 48-3-10, AND 48-3-140, RELATING TO THE POLLUTION CONTROL ACT OR POLLUTION CONTROL FACILITIES, ALL SO AS TO TRANSFER REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES; TO AMEND SECTION 48-4-10, RELATING TO THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO TRANSFER THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL'S COASTAL DIVISION AND OFFICE OF OCEAN AND COASTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 48-39-10, 48-39-35, 48-39-50, 48-39-270, 48-40-20, 48-40-40, 49-1-15, 49-1-16, 49-1-18, 49-3-30, 49-4-20, 49-4-80, 49-4-170, 49-6-30, 49-11-120, RELATING TO COASTAL TIDELANDS AND WETLANDS, THE BEACH RESTORATION AND IMPROVEMENT TRUST ACT, NAVIGABLE WATERS, WATER RESOURCES PLANNING, SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL REGULATION AND REPORTING, THE AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT COUNCIL, DAM AND RESERVOIR SAFETY, ALL SO AS TO TRANSFER REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO DELETE THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, AND TO ADD THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-20, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE REFERENCE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-75, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 1-30-45 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SECTION 1-30-70 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, AND SECTIONS 44-11-30 AND 44-11-40 RELATING TO VETERANS HOMES.

Rep. SIMRILL moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

S. 152--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 152 (Word version) -- Senators Davis, Campsen, Goldfinch, Senn, M. Johnson, Hutto, Malloy, Harpootlian, Cromer, Matthews, K. Johnson, Rice, Hembree, Scott, Climer and Kimpson: A BILL TO ENACT THE "COUNTY GREEN SPACE SALES TAX ACT"; TO AMEND CHAPTER 10, TITLE 4 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO COUNTY LOCAL SALES AND USE TAXES, BY ADDING ARTICLE 10, TO CREATE THE COUNTY GREEN SPACE SALES TAX, TO IMPOSE THE TAX, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE BALLOT AND THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH TAX PROCEEDS MAY BE USED, TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPOSITION AND TERMINATION OF THE TAX, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SHALL ADMINISTER AND COLLECT THE TAX, TO PROVIDE FOR DISTRIBUTIONS TO COUNTIES AND CONFIDENTIALITY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR UNIDENTIFIED FUNDS, TRANSFERS, AND SUPPLEMENTAL DISTRIBUTIONS.

The Committee on Ways and Means proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 152 (Word version) (COUNCIL\SA\152C001.JN.SA22), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by striking Section 4-10-1020(A) and inserting:
/   Section 4-10-1020.   (A)   A county governing body may impose a sales and use tax up to one percent authorized by this article, by ordinance, subject to a referendum. An enacting ordinance must specify:

(1)   the purpose for which the proceeds of the tax are to be used, which may include preservation procurements located within or without, or both within and without, the boundaries of the local governmental entities, including the county, municipalities, and special purpose districts located in the county area;

(2)   if the county proposes to issue bonds to provide for the payment of any costs of the preservation procurements, the maximum amount of bonds to be issued, whether the sales tax proceeds are to be pledged to the payment of the bonds and, if other sources of funds are to be used for the preservation procurements, a list of the other sources;

(3)   the maximum cost of the preservation procurements, to be funded from the proceeds of the tax or bonds issued as provided in this article and the maximum amount of net proceeds expected to be used to pay the cost or debt service on the bonds, as the case may be; and

(4)   the fact that preservation procurements may pertain to real property situated outside of the boundaries of the taxing jurisdiction.   /
Amend the bill further, SECTION 1, by striking Section 4-10-1020(C) and inserting:
/   (C)   The referendum question to be on the ballot must read substantially as follows:

'Must a special [percent] sales and use tax be imposed in [county] for not more than [time] to raise the amounts specified for preservation procurements for the purpose of procuring open lands and green space by and through the acquisition of interests in real property, such interests to include:

(a)   the acquisition of fee simple titles;

(b)   conservation easements;

(c)   development rights;

(d)   rights of first refusal;

(e)   options;

(f)   leases with options to purchase; or

(g)   any other interests in real property?
Yes []
No []'

If the referendum includes the issuance of bonds, then the question must be revised to include the principal amount of bonds proposed to be authorized by the referendum and the sources of payment of the bonds if the sales tax approved in the referendum is inadequate for the payment of the bonds.     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. CRAWFORD explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

The question recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 67; Nays 28

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bennett                  Bernstein                Blackwell
Bradley                  Brawley                  Brittain
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Garvin                   Gilliard
Hardee                   Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hixon                    Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jordan                   King
Kirby                    Ligon                    Lowe
Lucas                    McDaniel                 McGinnis
McKnight                 Murray                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Ott                      Pope
Rivers                   Robinson                 Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Wetmore
Wheeler                  Whitmire                 R. Williams
Willis                                            

Total--67

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                  Bryant                   Burns
Chumley                  Collins                  Dabney
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Gilliam                  Haddon                   Hill
Hiott                    Long                     Magnuson
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Nutt                     Oremus
Thayer                   Trantham                 Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--28

So, the Bill was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

S. 1314--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

S. 1314 (Word version) -- Transportation Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, RELATING TO DRIVER TRAINING SCHOOLS, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 5105, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.

Rep. HUGGINS explained the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 100; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Atkinson                 Bailey
Ballentine               Bamberg                  Bannister
Bennett                  Bernstein                Blackwell
Brawley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gilliam                  Gilliard
Govan                    Haddon                   Hardee
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jordan
Kirby                    Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
McDaniel                 McGinnis                 McKnight
T. Moore                 D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Ott                      Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Robinson                 Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Trantham                 West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--100

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Joint Resolution was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. COLLINS moved that the House recur to the morning hour, which was agreed to.

S. 236--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 236 (Word version) -- Senator Young: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-1000, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POOLING PRECINCTS IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PRECINCT CONTAINING THREE THOUSAND OR MORE VOTERS, AN INCREASE FROM FIVE HUNDRED OR MORE VOTERS, HAVE ITS OWN POLLING PLACE; THAT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE MUNICIPAL POOLED PRECINCTS CANNOT EXCEED THREE THOUSAND, AN INCREASE FROM ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED; AND THAT POOLED MUNICIPAL POLLING PLACES CANNOT BE MORE THAN FIVE MILES, AN INCREASE FROM THREE MILES, FROM THE NEAREST PART OF ANY POOLED PRECINCT.

Rep. HIXON moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

S. 906--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 906 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 43-35-10(3) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "EXPLOITATION" IN THE "OMNIBUS ADULT PROTECTION ACT", TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "EXPLOITATION" TO INCLUDE THE EXERCISE OF EXTREME UNDUE INFLUENCE OVER, COERCIVE PERSUASION OF, OR PSYCHOLOGICALLY DAMAGING MANIPULATION OF A VULNERABLE ADULT; AND TO FURTHER AMEND SECTION 43-35-10 BY ADDING A DEFINITION FOR "UNDUE INFLUENCE".

Rep. MURPHY moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

S. 1032--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 1032 (Word version) -- Senators Martin, Verdin, Kimbrell, Garrett, Senn and Climer: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-3-80 SO AS TO CREATE THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT UNIT WITHIN THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION, TO PROVIDE FOR ITS ADMINISTRATION AND DUTIES, AND TO REQUIRE A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 23-6-60 RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT UNIT WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY.

Rep. COLLINS proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 1032 (Word version) (COUNCIL\DG\1032C001.NBD.DG22), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/   SECTION   ___.   Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 40 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 40-1-35.   A person who:

(1)   has a current and valid employment authorization approved by federal immigration authorities;

(2)   came to the United States before reaching his eighteenth birthday;

(3)   has continuously and presently resided in the United States since initially arriving in the country;

(4)   was physically present within the United States at the time a request was made for consideration of deferred action with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;

(5)   has not been convicted of a felony or three or more misdemeanors; and

(6)   does not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety;
shall be eligible for occupational or professional licensure under the provisions of this title provided all other applicable occupational or professional requirements are met."     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. COLLINS explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. JORDAN explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 82; Nays 18

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Gilliam                  Haddon
Hardee                   Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Huggins
Hyde                     J. E. Johnson            Jordan
Kirby                    Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
McGinnis                 McKnight                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Pope
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Taylor                   Thayer                   Trantham
West                     Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--82

Those who voted in the negative are:

Atkinson                 Brawley                  Cobb-Hunter
Gilliard                 Govan                    Hart
Henegan                  Jefferson                J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            King                     McDaniel
Murray                   Ott                      Pendarvis
Rivers                   Robinson                 Tedder

Total--18

So, the Bill, as amended, was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

S. 2--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 2 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Malloy, McElveen, Hembree, Senn, Kimbrell and Turner: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SO AS TO RENAME THE CHAPTER THE "DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH" AND TO REORGANIZE THE CHAPTER TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, TO DELEGATE TO THE DIVISION THE PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT, TO ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT AND BOARD OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT BY THE GOVERNOR, AND TO TRANSFER ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT TO THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, AS APPROPRIATE; TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 44, RELATING, IN PART, TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, SO AS TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REFLECTING THE TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE DIVISION, WITH EXCEPTIONS, AND TO ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION; TO AMEND CHAPTER 49, TITLE 44, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, SO AS TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REFLECTING THE TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE DIVISION, AND TO ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES; BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 11, TITLE 25 SO AS TO TRANSFER FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH TO THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS THE AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH AND OPERATE VETERANS HOMES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 44-11-10, 44-11-60, 44-11-70, 44-13-20, 44-13-30, 44-13-40, 44-13-60, 44-15-10, 44-15-20, 44-15-30, 44-15-60, 44-15-70, 44-15-80, 44-15-90, 44-17-450, 44-17-460, 44-17-580, 44-17-860, 44-17-865, 44-17-870, 44-22-10, 44-22-110, 44-24-10, 44-25-30, 44-27-10, 44-27-30, 44-28-20, 44-28-40, 44-28-60, 44-28-80, 44-28-360, AND 44-28-370, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; BY ADDING CHAPTER 57 TO TITLE 46 SO AS TO CREATE A DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND TRANSFER TO THE DIVISION THE DIVISIONS, OFFICES, AND PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL THAT PERFORM ENVIRONMENTAL FUNCTIONS, WITH EXCEPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 46-3-10, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, SO AS TO ADD THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; TO AMEND SECTIONS 48-2-20, 48-2-70, 48-2-320, 48-2-330, 48-2-340, 48-14-20, 48-18-20, 48-18-50, 48-20-30, 48-20-40, 48-20-70, 48-21-20, 48-43-10, 48-46-30, 48-46-40, 48-46-50, 48-46-80, 48-46-90, 48-52-810, 48-52-865, 48-55-10, 48-56-20, 48-57-20, 48-60-20, 49-5-30, AND 49-5-60, RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUNDS, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND SEDIMENT REDUCTION, EROSION AND SEDIMENT REDUCTION, MINING, OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION AND PRODUCTION, RADIOACTIVE WASTE, ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND INNOVATION, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT RECOVERY, AND GROUNDWATER, ALL SO AS TO TRANSFER REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 48-1-10, 48-1-20, 48-1-55, 48-1-85, 48-1-95, 48-1-100, 48-1-280, 48-3-10, AND 48-3-140, RELATING TO THE POLLUTION CONTROL ACT OR POLLUTION CONTROL FACILITIES, ALL SO AS TO TRANSFER REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES; TO AMEND SECTION 48-4-10, RELATING TO THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO TRANSFER THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL'S COASTAL DIVISION AND OFFICE OF OCEAN AND COASTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 48-39-10, 48-39-35, 48-39-50, 48-39-270, 48-40-20, 48-40-40, 49-1-15, 49-1-16, 49-1-18, 49-3-30, 49-4-20, 49-4-80, 49-4-170, 49-6-30, 49-11-120, RELATING TO COASTAL TIDELANDS AND WETLANDS, THE BEACH RESTORATION AND IMPROVEMENT TRUST ACT, NAVIGABLE WATERS, WATER RESOURCES PLANNING, SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL REGULATION AND REPORTING, THE AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT COUNCIL, DAM AND RESERVOIR SAFETY, ALL SO AS TO TRANSFER REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO DELETE THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, AND TO ADD THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-20, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE REFERENCE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-75, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 1-30-45 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SECTION 1-30-70 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, AND SECTIONS 44-11-30 AND 44-11-40 RELATING TO VETERANS HOMES.

Rep. SIMRILL moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

S. 1011--REQUEST FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN

Reps. DABNEY withdrew his request for debate on S. 1011 (Word version); however, other requests for debate remained on the Bill.

S. 901--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN

Reps. DABNEY, HENEGAN, HILL, CLYBURN, JEFFERSON, RIVERS, BRAWLEY, MURRAY, HART and R. WILLIAMS withdrew their requests for debate on S. 901 (Word version); however, other requests for debate remained on the Bill.

S. 133--REQUEST FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN

Reps. KIRBY , with unanimous consent, withdrew his request for debate on S. 133 (Word version); however, other requests for debate remained on the Joint Resolution.

S. 1011--REQUEST FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN

Rep. MAGNUSON , with unanimous consent, withdrew his request for debate on S. 1011 (Word version); however, other requests for debate remained on the Bill.

S. 133--OBJECTION TO REMOVAL OF REQUEST FOR DEBATE

Rep. BURNS requested that, with unanimous consent, he remove his request for debate on S. 133 (Word version)
Rep. HILL objected.

S. 1011--REQUEST FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN

Rep. LONG , with unanimous consent, withdrew his request for debate on S. 1011 (Word version); however, other requests for debate remained on the Bill.

S. 1011--REQUEST FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN

Reps. ALLISON , with unanimous consent, withdrew her request for debate on S. 1011 (Word version); however, other requests for debate remained on the Bill.

S. 133--OBJECTION TO REMOVAL OF REQUEST FOR DEBATE

Rep. BAMBERG requested that, with unanimous consent, he remove his request for debate on S. 133 (Word version)
Rep. HILL objected.

S. 133--OBJECTION TO REMOVAL OF REQUEST FOR DEBATE

Rep. CHUMLEY requested that, with unanimous consent, he remove his request for debate on S. 133 (Word version)
Rep. HILL objected.

S. 1011--REQUEST FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN

Reps. NUTT , with unanimous consent, withdrew his request for debate on S. 1011 (Word version); however, other requests for debate remained on the Bill.

S. 901--REQUEST FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN

Reps. HOWARD , with unanimous consent, withdrew his request for debate on S. 901 (Word version); however, other requests for debate remained on the Bill.

S. 1101--REQUEST FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN

Reps. MCGARRY , with unanimous consent, withdrew her request for debate on S. 1101 (Word version); however, other requests for debate remained on the Bill.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. GILLIAM moved that the House recur to the morning hour, which was agreed to.

COMMUNICATION

The following was received:

SOUTH CAROLINA
4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT APOINTMENT

May 11, 2022

We, the undersigned members of the South Carolina House of Representatives form the 4th Congressional District, approve the appointment of Maxson K. Metcalf to the:

South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission

STATEWIDE APPOINTMENT
Department of Transportation Commission
Term Commencing: 2/15/2022
Term Expiring: 2/15/2026
Seat: 4th Congressional District
Vice: Woodrow Wilson Willard, Jr.


Mr. Maxson "Max" K. Metcalf
1128 Edwards Road
Greenville, South Carolina 29615-1638

/s/Rep. Westley P. Cox       /s/Rep. Patrick B. Haddon
/s/Rep. Mark N. Willis       /s/Rep. Adam Morgan
/s/Rep. James Mikell Burns   /s/Rep. Bobby Cox
/s/Rep. Jason Elliott         /s/Rep. Chandra E. Dillard
/s/Rep. Travis A. Moore       /s/Rep. Bruce Bannister
/s/Rep. Roger A. Nutt         /s/Rep. Leola Robinson
/s/Rep. Willima M. Chumley   Rep. Garry R. Smith
/s/Rep. Merita A. Allison     /s/Rep. Ashley Trantham
/s/Rep. Steven Wayne Long   /s/Rep. Rosalyn D. Henderson-Myers
/s/Rep. Josiah Magnuson     /s/Rep. Max T. Hyde, Jr.

The appointment was confirmed and a message was sent to the Senate.

CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT

The following was received:

State of South Carolina
Office of the Governor

Columbia, S.C., May 2, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting herewith an appointment for confirmation. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is, therefore, submitted for your consideration.

LOCAL REAPPOINTMENT
Sumter County Master-in-Equity
Term Commencing: 12/31/2022
Term Expiring: 12/31/2028

The Honorable Michael M. Jordan
10 Law Range
Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Yours very truly,
Henry McMaster
President
The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 103; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Atkinson                 Bailey
Ballentine               Bamberg                  Bannister
Bennett                  Blackwell                Bradley
Brawley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Felder
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Gilliard                 Govan                    Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hiott                    Hixon
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jones                    Jordan                   King
Kirby                    Ligon                    Lowe
Lucas                    Matthews                 May
McCabe                   McCravy                  McDaniel
McGarry                  McGinnis                 McKnight
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Pendarvis
Pope                     Rivers                   Robinson
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Trantham                 Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--103

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The appointment was confirmed and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT

The following was received:

State of South Carolina
Office of the Governor

Columbia, S.C., May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting herewith an appointment for confirmation. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is, therefore, submitted for your consideration.

LOCAL REAPPOINTMENT
Charleston County Master-in-Equity
Term Commencing: 12/24/2022
Term Expiring: 12/24/2028

The Honorable Mikell R. Scarborough
100 Broad Street, Suite 266
Charleston, South Carolina 296401

Yours very truly,
Henry McMaster
President

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 100; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Atkinson                 Bailey
Ballentine               Bamberg                  Bannister
Bennett                  Bernstein                Blackwell
Bradley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gilliam
Gilliard                 Govan                    Haddon
Hardee                   Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Hewitt                   Hiott
Hixon                    Howard                   Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Matthews                 May                      McCabe
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McKnight                 T. Moore                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Trantham                 Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--100

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The appointment was confirmed and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. GOVAN a temporary leave of absence.

CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT

The following was received:

State of South Carolina
Office of the Governor

Columbia, S.C., May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

I am transmitting herewith an appointment for confirmation. This appointment is made with advice and consent of the General Assembly and is, therefore, submitted for your consideration.

LOCAL REAPPOINTMENT
Clarendon County Master-in-Equity
Term Commencing: 06/30/2022
Term Expiring: 06/30/2028

The Honorable Joseph K. Coffey
PO Box 1292
Manning, South Carolina 29102

Yours very truly,
Henry McMaster
President

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 93; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Atkinson                 Bailey
Bamberg                  Bannister                Blackwell
Bradley                  Brawley                  Brittain
Bryant                   Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Chumley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Haddon                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hiott
Hixon                    Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Matthews                 May
McCabe                   McCravy                  McDaniel
McKnight                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Pendarvis
Pope                     Rivers                   Robinson
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Trantham                 Wetmore                  Wheeler
White                    Whitmire                 R. Williams
Willis                   Wooten                   Yow

Total--93

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The appointment was confirmed and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

Rep. BAMBERG, from the Colleton Delegation, submitted a favorable report on:

S. 1235 (Word version) -- Senator Matthews: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 190 OF 1991, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF COLLETON COUNTY, SO AS TO REAPPORTION THE SINGLE-MEMBER ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MUST BE ELECTED BEGINNING WITH THE 2022 GENERAL ELECTION, TO PROVIDE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION REGARDING THE REVISED ELECTION DISTRICTS, TO UPDATE THE MAP NUMBER ON WHICH THESE SINGLE-MEMBER ELECTION DISTRICTS ARE DELINEATED, AND TO REMOVE ARCHAIC LANGUAGE.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

INTRODUCTION OF BILL

The following Bill was introduced, read the first time, and referred to appropriate committee:

S. 614 (Word version) -- Senators Corbin, Loftis, Kimbrell, Garrett, Rice, Adams, Gustafson, Verdin, Cromer and Martin: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 25 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE MILITARY CODE, BY ADDING SECTION 25-1-80, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNORGANIZED MILITIA.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary

S. 236--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 236 (Word version) -- Senator Young: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-1000, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POOLING PRECINCTS IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PRECINCT CONTAINING THREE THOUSAND OR MORE VOTERS, AN INCREASE FROM FIVE HUNDRED OR MORE VOTERS, HAVE ITS OWN POLLING PLACE; THAT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE MUNICIPAL POOLED PRECINCTS CANNOT EXCEED THREE THOUSAND, AN INCREASE FROM ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED; AND THAT POOLED MUNICIPAL POLLING PLACES CANNOT BE MORE THAN FIVE MILES, AN INCREASE FROM THREE MILES, FROM THE NEAREST PART OF ANY POOLED PRECINCT.

Rep. TAYLOR moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

S. 906--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 906 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 43-35-10(3) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "EXPLOITATION" IN THE "OMNIBUS ADULT PROTECTION ACT", TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "EXPLOITATION" TO INCLUDE THE EXERCISE OF EXTREME UNDUE INFLUENCE OVER, COERCIVE PERSUASION OF, OR PSYCHOLOGICALLY DAMAGING MANIPULATION OF A VULNERABLE ADULT; AND TO FURTHER AMEND SECTION 43-35-10 BY ADDING A DEFINITION FOR "UNDUE INFLUENCE".

Rep. MURPHY moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

S. 2--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 2 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Malloy, McElveen, Hembree, Senn, Kimbrell and Turner: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SO AS TO RENAME THE CHAPTER THE "DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH" AND TO REORGANIZE THE CHAPTER TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, TO DELEGATE TO THE DIVISION THE PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT, TO ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT AND BOARD OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT BY THE GOVERNOR, AND TO TRANSFER ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT TO THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, AS APPROPRIATE; TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 44, RELATING, IN PART, TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, SO AS TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REFLECTING THE TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE DIVISION, WITH EXCEPTIONS, AND TO ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION; TO AMEND CHAPTER 49, TITLE 44, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, SO AS TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REFLECTING THE TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE DIVISION, AND TO ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES; BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 11, TITLE 25 SO AS TO TRANSFER FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH TO THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS THE AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH AND OPERATE VETERANS HOMES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 44-11-10, 44-11-60, 44-11-70, 44-13-20, 44-13-30, 44-13-40, 44-13-60, 44-15-10, 44-15-20, 44-15-30, 44-15-60, 44-15-70, 44-15-80, 44-15-90, 44-17-450, 44-17-460, 44-17-580, 44-17-860, 44-17-865, 44-17-870, 44-22-10, 44-22-110, 44-24-10, 44-25-30, 44-27-10, 44-27-30, 44-28-20, 44-28-40, 44-28-60, 44-28-80, 44-28-360, AND 44-28-370, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; BY ADDING CHAPTER 57 TO TITLE 46 SO AS TO CREATE A DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND TRANSFER TO THE DIVISION THE DIVISIONS, OFFICES, AND PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL THAT PERFORM ENVIRONMENTAL FUNCTIONS, WITH EXCEPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 46-3-10, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, SO AS TO ADD THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; TO AMEND SECTIONS 48-2-20, 48-2-70, 48-2-320, 48-2-330, 48-2-340, 48-14-20, 48-18-20, 48-18-50, 48-20-30, 48-20-40, 48-20-70, 48-21-20, 48-43-10, 48-46-30, 48-46-40, 48-46-50, 48-46-80, 48-46-90, 48-52-810, 48-52-865, 48-55-10, 48-56-20, 48-57-20, 48-60-20, 49-5-30, AND 49-5-60, RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUNDS, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND SEDIMENT REDUCTION, EROSION AND SEDIMENT REDUCTION, MINING, OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION AND PRODUCTION, RADIOACTIVE WASTE, ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND INNOVATION, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT RECOVERY, AND GROUNDWATER, ALL SO AS TO TRANSFER REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 48-1-10, 48-1-20, 48-1-55, 48-1-85, 48-1-95, 48-1-100, 48-1-280, 48-3-10, AND 48-3-140, RELATING TO THE POLLUTION CONTROL ACT OR POLLUTION CONTROL FACILITIES, ALL SO AS TO TRANSFER REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES; TO AMEND SECTION 48-4-10, RELATING TO THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO TRANSFER THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL'S COASTAL DIVISION AND OFFICE OF OCEAN AND COASTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 48-39-10, 48-39-35, 48-39-50, 48-39-270, 48-40-20, 48-40-40, 49-1-15, 49-1-16, 49-1-18, 49-3-30, 49-4-20, 49-4-80, 49-4-170, 49-6-30, 49-11-120, RELATING TO COASTAL TIDELANDS AND WETLANDS, THE BEACH RESTORATION AND IMPROVEMENT TRUST ACT, NAVIGABLE WATERS, WATER RESOURCES PLANNING, SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL REGULATION AND REPORTING, THE AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT COUNCIL, DAM AND RESERVOIR SAFETY, ALL SO AS TO TRANSFER REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO DELETE THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, AND TO ADD THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-20, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE REFERENCE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-75, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 1-30-45 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SECTION 1-30-70 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, AND SECTIONS 44-11-30 AND 44-11-40 RELATING TO VETERANS HOMES.

Rep. SIMRILL moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

S. 133--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE REMOVED AND OBJECTION

Reps. WETMORE, R. WILLIAMS, BRAWLEY, LONG, MCDANIEL and BURNS withdrew their requests for debate on the following Joint Resolution, whereupon an objection was raised by Rep. COBB-HUNTER:

S. 133 (Word version) -- Senators Massey, Gustafson, Rice, Hembree, Kimbrell, Turner, Bennett, Climer, Garrett, Cash, Adams, Verdin, Peeler, Grooms, Young, Campsen, M. Johnson, Talley, Goldfinch, Shealy, Cromer, Senn and Fanning: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO MAKE APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN RESERVATIONS, UNDERSTANDINGS, AND DECLARATIONS LIMITING THE APPLICATION; AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN SELECTION CRITERIA FOR DELEGATES TO A CONVENTION OF THE STATES AS WELL AS LIMITATIONS UPON THEIR AUTHORITY.

S. 133--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN AND REQUEST FOR DEBATE AND OBJECTION

Rep. BAMBERG withdrew his request for debate on the Joint Resolution.
Rep. KING requested debate on the Joint Resolution.
Rep. HART objected to the Joint Resolution.
Rep. KING removed his request for debate on the Joint Resolution.

S. 901--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN

Reps. PENDARVIS, MAY and GILLIARD withdrew their requests for debate on the following Bill:

S. 901 (Word version) -- Senators Verdin, Cromer, McElveen and Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3775, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDITS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN INCOME TAX CREDIT TO AN INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS THAT CONSTRUCTS, PURCHASES, OR LEASES CERTAIN SOLAR ENERGY PROPERTY AND THAT PLACES IT IN SERVICE IN THIS STATE, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 4 B. OF ACT 77 OF 2019 RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF SECTION 12-6-3775.

S. 901--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 901 (Word version) -- Senators Verdin, Cromer, McElveen and Peeler: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-3775, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDITS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN INCOME TAX CREDIT TO AN INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS THAT CONSTRUCTS, PURCHASES, OR LEASES CERTAIN SOLAR ENERGY PROPERTY AND THAT PLACES IT IN SERVICE IN THIS STATE, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 4 B. OF ACT 77 OF 2019 RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF SECTION 12-6-3775.

The Committee on Ways and Means proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 901 (Word version) (COUNCIL\SA\901C003.JN.SA22), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding appropriately numbered SECTIONS at the end to read:
/   SECTION   __.   Section 12-36-2630(2) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(2)   a one percent tax, which must be credited as provided in Section 59-21-1010(B). The one percent tax specified in this item (2) does not apply to sales to an individual eighty-five seventy-eight years of age or older purchasing tangible personal property for his own personal use, if at the time of sale, the individual requests the one percent exclusion from tax and provides the retailer with proof of age; and"
SECTION   __.   Article 9, Chapter 36, Title 12 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 12-36-922.   For each accommodations tax return filed with multiple locations, the filer also must provide electronically the location information by address and the amount of net taxable sales for each location."  
SECTION   __.A.   Section 12-36-2110(A)(1)(d) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(d)   boat and watercraft motor;"
B.   This SECTION takes effect upon approval by the Governor and first applies on July 1, 2022.  
SECTION   __.   Article 25, Chapter 6, Title 12 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 12-6-3710.   (A)   For tax years beginning after 2021, there is allowed a tax credit for any taxpayer that hires a formerly incarcerated individual, after 2021 but before 2027, as a new employee in a registered apprenticeship program that has been validated by the United States Department of Labor. An employer who has one or more eligible employees is eligible to apply for and receive a credit against the taxes set forth in subsection (B). In the first year in which the credit is earned pursuant to subsection (D), the amount of the credit is three thousand dollars for each eligible employee. If the eligible employee remains employed and otherwise meets the requirements of this section thereafter, the credit is two thousand five hundred dollars in the second year, and one thousand dollars in the third year. The credit may not be claimed beyond the third year.

(B)   The credit allowed pursuant to this section may be taken against the income taxes imposed pursuant to this chapter, the bank tax imposed pursuant to Chapter 11 of this title, the savings and loan association tax imposed pursuant to Chapter 13 of this title, the corporate license tax imposed pursuant to Chapter 20 of this title, and insurance premium taxes imposed pursuant to Chapter 7, Title 38.

(C)   The total amount of the tax credit for a taxable year may not exceed the taxpayer's tax liability. Any unused credit may not be carried over to apply to the taxpayer's succeeding year's liability.

(D)(1)   The tax credit is earned in the year in which the formerly incarcerated individual first completes the twelfth consecutive month of employment with the taxpayer. The credit is earned in the same manner and on the same schedule in the second and third year of employment.

(2)   The tax credit allowed by this section only may be claimed for an eligible individual once, regardless of the employer. The department shall consult with the Department of Commerce, Apprenticeship Carolina of the South Carolina Technical College System, and any other agency or entity necessary to establish a process by which employers are aware of an individual's eligibility for the credit allowed by this section.

(E)   Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the credit allowed by this section only may be claimed if the formerly incarcerated individual is hired by the employer, after 2021 but before 2027, as a new employee in the registered apprenticeship program. If the individual is hired before 2027, then the employer may claim the credit for each year the individual is eligible and on the same schedule as provided in this section.

(F)   The department may prescribe forms and promulgate regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this section, including requiring the necessary documentation to prove eligibility.

(G)   Nothing in this section may be construed to allow an employer to claim this credit for a formerly incarcerated individual if the individual was hired before 2022.

(H)   For purposes of this section:

(1)   'Full-time' has the same meaning as provided in Section 12-6-3360.

(2)   'Incarcerated individual' means an individual that, within three years of being hired in a qualifying apprenticeship program, was held in a state or county prison, jail, or detention center for at least ninety consecutive days, but does not include an individual incarcerated for a violent crime set forth in Section 16-1-60, unless such individual received a pardon for the offense or unless the only disqualifying violent crime resulted in a sentence of ten years or less under Section 44-53-370(E) or Section 44-53-375(C).

Section 12-6-3720.   (A)   For tax years beginning after 2021, there is allowed a tax credit for any taxpayer that hires a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States, after 2021 but before 2027, as a new employee in a registered apprenticeship program that has been validated by the United States Department of Labor. An employer who has one or more eligible employees is eligible to apply for and receive a credit against the taxes set forth in subsection (B). In the first year in which the credit is earned pursuant to subsection (D), the amount of the credit is three thousand dollars for each eligible employee. If the eligible employee remains employed and otherwise meets the requirements of this section thereafter, the credit is two thousand five hundred dollars in the second year, and one thousand dollars in the third year. The credit may not be claimed beyond the third year.

(B)   The credit allowed pursuant to this section may be taken against the income taxes imposed pursuant to this chapter, the bank tax imposed pursuant to Chapter 11 of this title, the savings and loan association tax imposed pursuant to Chapter 13 of this title, the corporate license tax imposed pursuant to Chapter 20 of this title, and insurance premium taxes imposed pursuant to Chapter 7, Title 38.

(C)   The total amount of the tax credit for a taxable year may not exceed the taxpayer's tax liability. Any unused credit may not be carried over to apply to the taxpayer's succeeding year's liability.

(D)(1)   The tax credit is earned in the year in which the veteran first completes the twelfth consecutive month of employment with the taxpayer. The credit is earned in the same manner and on the same schedule in the second and third year of employment.

(2)   The tax credit allowed by this section only may be claimed for an eligible individual once, regardless of the employer. The department shall consult with the Department of Commerce, Apprenticeship Carolina of the South Carolina Technical College System, and any other agency or department necessary to establish a process by which employers are aware of an individual's eligibility for the credit allowed by this section.

(E)   Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the credit allowed by this section only may be claimed if the veteran is hired, after 2021 but before 2027, by the employer as a new employee in the registered apprenticeship program. If the individual is employed before 2027, then the employer may claim the credit for each year the individual is eligible and on the same schedule as provided in this section.

(F)   The department may prescribe forms and promulgate regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this section, including requiring the necessary documentation to prove eligibility.

(G)   Nothing in this section may be construed to allow an employer to claim this credit for a veteran if the veteran was hired before the effective date of this section.

(H)   For purposes of this section:

(1)   'Full-time' has the same meaning as provided in Section 12-6-3360.

(2)   'Veteran' means a person who served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States and who, within three years of being hired in a qualifying apprenticeship program, was honorably discharged or released from such service due to a service-connected disability."   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. CRAWFORD explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. BALLENTINE proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to S. 901 (Word version) (COUNCIL\DG\901C002.NBD.DG22), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/   SECTION   ___.   A.   Section 12-10-30 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:

"( )   'Related person' includes any entity or person that bears a relationship to a business as provided in Internal Revenue Code Section 267 or 707(b). The related person must be a 'qualifying business' as defined in item 1, except that the related person does not have to meet the requirements of Section 12-10-50(A)(1) or, in case the qualifying business qualifies for the credit against withholding for retraining pursuant to Section 12-10-95 of this Chapter, the related person does not have to meet the requirements of Section 12-10-50(B)(1)."
B.   Section 12-10-80 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:

"( )(a)   For purposes of this chapter, a qualifying business may designate up to two related persons whose jobs and investments located at the project may be included to determine whether the qualifying business has met and maintained the minimum job requirement and minimum capital investment requirement. Qualified expenditures described in subsection (C) incurred by a related person may be treated as though such qualifying expenditures were incurred by the qualifying business for purposes of claiming the job development credit and each related person may claim the job development credit for the jobs created by such related person and include any qualifying expenditures of the qualifying business or another related person for purposes of claiming the job development credit as if created and made by the related person.

(b)   A single-member limited-liability company that is not regarded as an entity separate from its owner and a qualified subchapter 'S' subsidiary as defined in Section 1361(b)(3)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code that is not regarded as a separate entity from the 'S' corporation that owns its stock, is treated as the qualifying business for all purposes under this chapter, including for purposes of claiming the job development credit against withholding but it counts as a related person for purposes of the limit described in subitem (a)."     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. BALLENTINE explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

The question recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 91; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brittain
Bryant                   Burns                    Bustos
Carter                   Chumley                  Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Erickson                 Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gilliam                  Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Hewitt
Hill                     Hiott                    Hixon
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jones                    Jordan                   King
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 Matthews
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 T. Moore                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Robinson                 Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 Simrill
M. M. Smith              Tedder                   Thayer
Trantham                 West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--91

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Bill, as amended, was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

H. 3255--CONFERENCE REPORT ADOPTED

H. 3255 (Word version) -- Conference Report
The General Assembly, Columbia, S.C., May 5, 2022

The COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE, to whom was referred:

H. 3255 (Word version) -- Reps. West, Kirby, Erickson and Bradley: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXCEPTIONS FROM LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS, SO AS TO MODIFY EXEMPTIONS FOR LICENSEES OF THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-31, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE BY THE BOARD OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS, SO AS TO REVISE AND PROVIDE COLLEGE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND ACCEPTABLE EQUIVALENCIES FOR APPRENTICE APPRAISERS, RESIDENTIAL APPRAISERS, AND GENERAL APPRAISERS, AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN MASS APPRAISERS FROM COLLEGE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-33, RELATING TO ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL AND APPLICABLE EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE BY THE BOARD, SO AS TO REVISE VARIOUS REQUIREMENTS AND REVISE QUALIFICATIONS FOR CERTAIN LICENSED MASS APPRAISERS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-34, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING APPRENTICE APPRAISERS AND APPRAISER SUPERVISING APPRENTICES, SO AS TO REVISE VARIOUS REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-35, RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO IMPOSE CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS ON LICENSEES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-36, RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDERS, SO AS TO IMPOSE CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS ON PROVIDERS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-37, RELATING TO QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT WAIVERS FOR RECIPROCAL APPLICATIONS FOR APPRAISERS FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS, SO AS TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-40, RELATING TO APPRAISER CONTACT INFORMATION THAT MUST BE MAINTAINED ON FILE WITH THE BOARD, SO AS TO INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESSES OF LICENSEES; TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-320, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE REAL ESTATE APPRAISER LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF AN APPRAISAL PANEL; TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-330, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO REVISE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING CERTAIN FINANCIAL INFORMATION; TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-360, RELATING TO THE PROMULGATION OF REGULATIONS, SO AS TO SPECIFY CERTAIN REQUIRED REGULATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-420, RELATING TO RECORD-KEEPING REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION RENEWAL, SO AS TO REVISE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING RECORDS THAT APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES MUST PROVIDE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-60-450, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING COMPENSATION OF APPRAISERS BY APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE APPLICABLE GOVERNING FEDERAL REGULATIONS.

Beg leave to report that they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend:

That the same do pass with the following amendments:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

/   SECTION   1.   Section 40-60-30(1) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(1)   A real estate licensee licensed in accordance with Chapter 57, Title 40 who performs a market analysis or gives an opinion as to the price of real estate on the condition that the market analysis or price opinion is not referred to as an appraisal. Before performing a market analysis or price opinion, the real estate licensee must disclose to the requesting party: 'This market analysis or price opinion may not be used for the purposes of obtaining financing in a federally related transaction."

SECTION   2.   Section 40-60-31 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 40-60-31.   To qualify as an appraiser, an applicant shall:

(1)   have attained the age of eighteen years;

(2)   satisfy educational requirements of having:

(a) graduated from high school or hold a certificate of equivalency to become an apprentice appraiser;

(b) an associate degree or its equivalent as promulgated by the board through regulation to become a licensed appraiser; or

(c) a bachelor's degree or its equivalent as promulgated by the board through regulation to become a state-certified residential appraiser or state-certified general appraiser  

(a)   as an apprentice or state-licensed appraiser:

(i)     high school diploma; or

(ii)   hold a certificate of equivalency;

(b)   as a state-certified residential appraiser:

(i)     a bachelor's degree; or

(ii)   an associate's degree in a business field of study as provided by the Appraisers Qualification Board of the Appraisal Foundation or the board through regulation; or

(iii)   in lieu of a degree, have thirty semester hours of specific college-level courses as provided by the Appraisers Qualification Board of the Appraisal Foundation or the board through regulation; or

(iv)   be a state-licensed appraiser for five years as provided by the Appraisers Qualification Board of the Appraisal Foundation or the board through regulation;

(c)   as a state-certified general appraiser, a bachelor's degree;

(3)   submit proof of completion of qualifying education and, if applicable, experience requirements as specified in this chapter;

(4)   submit certificates of licensure from all jurisdictions where presently or previously certified;

(5)   undergo a criminal background check in compliance with AQB requirements to be submitted by the applicant with his application; and

(6)   pass an examination, if applicable. Effective July 1, 2014, an applicant who does not become licensed or certified within two years after passing the examination must retake the examination; and

(7)   requirements for a college degree do not apply to licensed mass, certified residential mass, or certified general mass appraisers."

SECTION   3.   Section 40-60-33 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 40-60-33.   In addition to the requirements of Section 40-60-31, an applicant for a permit, license, or certification shall provide proof of having met the following educational and applicable experience requirements:

(1)   To qualify as an apprentice appraiser, an applicant shall:

(a)   furnish evidence that the applicant will be supervised by an appraiser who is state certified by the board;

(b)   furnish evidence that the applicant has successfully completed within the past five years at least seventy-five hours of courses approved by the board; and

(c)   attend a trainee/supervisor orientation conducted in compliance with AQB requirements.

(2)   To qualify as a state-licensed appraiser or licensed mass appraiser, an applicant shall:

(a)   furnish evidence that the applicant has successfully completed within the past five years one hundred fifty an additional seventy-five hours of education above the apprenticeship requirements required for licensure by the board in approved appraisal courses;

(b)   demonstrate two one thousand hours of appraisal experience since January 1, 1992, but in not less than twenty-four six months. Experience may include, but is not limited to, fee and staff appraisal, ad valorem tax appraisal not to exceed forty fifty percent of the total hours claimed, review appraisal, appraisal analysis, highest and best use analysis, and feasibility analysis/study. Mass appraiser experience may be one hundred percent ad valorem tax appraisal. The verification for experience credit claimed by an applicant must be by affidavit on forms prescribed by the board; and

(c)   pass an examination approved by the board. The prerequisites to sit for the examination are completion of the educational requirements and appraisal experience.

(3)   To qualify as a state-certified residential appraiser or certified residential mass appraiser, an applicant shall:

(a)   furnish evidence that the applicant has successfully completed within the past five years two hundred an additional fifty hours of education above the licensed appraiser requirements required for residential certification by the board in approved appraisal courses;

(b)   demonstrate two one thousand five hundred hours of appraisal experience since January 1, 1992, but in not less than twenty-four twelve months. Experience may include, but is not limited to, fee and staff appraisal, ad valorem tax appraisal not to exceed forty fifty percent of the total hours claimed, review appraisal, appraisal analysis, highest and best use analysis, and feasibility analysis/study. Mass appraiser experience may be one hundred percent ad valorem tax appraisal. The verification for experience credit claimed by an applicant must be by affidavit on forms prescribed by the board; and

(c)   pass an examination approved by the board. The prerequisites to sit for the examination are completion of the educational requirements and appraisal experience.

(4)   To qualify as a state-certified general appraiser an applicant shall:

(a)   furnish evidence that the applicant has successfully completed within the past five years three two hundred and twenty-five hours of education above the apprenticeship required for general certification by the board in approved appraisal courses;

(b)   demonstrate three thousand hours of appraisal experience since January 1, 1992, but in not less than thirty eighteen months and of which at least fifty percent must be in nonresidential appraisal work. Experience may include, but is not limited to, fee and staff appraisal, ad valorem tax appraisal not to exceed forty fifty percent of the total hours claimed, review appraisal, appraisal analysis, highest and best use analysis, and feasibility analysis/study. Mass appraiser experience may be one hundred percent ad valorem tax appraisal. The verification for experience credit claimed by an applicant must be by affidavit on forms prescribed by the board; and

(c)   pass an examination approved by the board. The prerequisites to sit for the examination are completion of the educational requirements and appraisal experience.

(5) To qualify as a licensed mass appraiser, state-certified residential mass appraiser, or state-certified general mass appraiser, the applicant shall satisfy the requirements enumerated in this section, and any other applicable provisions of this chapter to qualify, respectively, as a licensed appraiser, state-certified residential appraiser, and state-certified general appraiser, with the exception that one hundred percent of the required experience hours for the mass appraiser designations may be in the area of mass appraisals."

SECTION   4.   Section 40-60-34 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 40-60-34.   (A)   The board shall prescribe the form of a permit, license, and certificate containing an identification number that the appraiser shall use when signing appraisal reports. When an appraiser advertises or executes contracts or other instruments, the appraiser's name, appraiser classification, and number assigned by the board must be printed or typed adjacent to the appraiser's signature.

(B)   The apprentice appraiser performing fee appraisal work or seeking to establish experience for a state-licensed or state-certified designation shall:

(1)   perform appraisal assignments only under the direct supervision of a state-certified appraiser;

(2)   maintain, jointly with the supervising appraiser, a log containing the following for each assignment:

(a)   type of property;

(b)   date of report;

(c)   address of appraised property;

(d)   description of work performed by the trainee apprentice and scope of review and supervision of the supervising appraiser;

(e)   number of actual work hours by the trainee apprentice on the assignment; and

(f)   signature and state certification number of the supervising appraiser with a separate appraisal log maintained for each supervising appraiser, if applicable;

(3)   sign or be given credit in all appraisal reports for which the apprentice acts as an appraiser;

(4)   maintain or have access to complete copies of all appraisals.

(C)   The apprentice appraiser performing mass appraisal work seeking to establish credit for a licensed or certified mass appraiser designation shall:

(1)   perform appraisal assignments only under the direct supervision of a state-certified residential or state-certified general real estate appraiser, mass or otherwise;

(2)   maintain a log on a form provided by the board.

(D)   The appraiser supervising an apprentice fee appraiser shall:

(1)   personally review appraisal reports prepared by the apprentice and sign and certify the report as being independently and impartially prepared in compliance with the National USPAP and applicable statutory requirements;

(2)   provide a copy or access to final appraisal documents to any participating apprentice;

(3)   directly supervise no more than three apprentice appraisers at any one given time;

(4)   be certified for a minimum of three years and not subject to any disciplinary action within the immediately preceding three years that affects the supervisory appraisers legal eligibility to engage in appraisal practice; and

(5)   attend a trainee/supervisor orientation conducted in compliance with AQB requirements.

(E)   The appraiser supervising an apprentice appraiser performing mass appraisal work shall personally review and approve all work performed by the apprentice to ensure that the work is prepared in compliance with the National USPAP and applicable statutory requirements.

(F)   The board may issue to an appraiser who is licensed or certified in another state a temporary permit, which is only effective for one specific appraisal assignment. If the appraisal is not completed within six months from the date of the permit, the board may grant an extension upon request from the appraiser prior to the expiration of the current temporary permit. The appraiser shall place the following notation on all statements of qualification, contracts, or other instruments: 'Practicing in the State of South Carolina under Temporary Permit No.'.

(G)   Licenses, certifications, and apprentice permits expire biennially on June thirtieth. As a condition of renewal, an appraiser shall provide evidence satisfactory to the board of having met the continuing education requirements established by this chapter. An apprentice appraiser may maintain the permit for five years provided continuing education requirements are satisfied.

(H)   Permits, licenses, or certifications not renewed by date of expiration are no longer valid but may be reinstated within twelve months after expiration upon proper application, payment of renewal fee, a late penalty, as established in the fee schedule, and proof of having met continuing education requirements as prescribed.

(I)   A permit, license, or certification that has expired and has not been reinstated by the last day of the twelfth month following expiration must be canceled. Such a canceled permit, license, or certification may be considered for reinstatement as provided by the board in regulation.

(J)   A license or certification may be placed on inactive status by informing the board in writing and must be renewed in the same manner as provided for active renewal.

(K)   A fee An appraiser must retain for five years the original or exact copy of each appraisal report prepared or signed by the appraiser and all supporting data assembled and formulated by the appraiser in preparing each appraisal report. The five-year period for retention of records is applicable to each engagement of the services of the appraiser and commences on the date of delivery of each appraisal report to the client. The appraiser must retain the work file for a period of at least two years after final disposition of appeals of all judicial proceedings in which the appraiser provided testimony related to the assignment, whichever period expires last.

(L)   An appraiser who has had a permit, license, or certification revoked by the board may not be issued a new permit, license, or certification within two years after the date of the revocation or at any time thereafter except upon an affirmative vote of a majority of the board."

SECTION   5.   Section 40-60-35(A)(1) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(1)   For renewal of an active permit, license, or certification, an appraiser shall present evidence biennially of satisfactory completion by the applicant of twenty-eight hours of instruction in courses or seminars that have been approved by the board, of which seven hours must be the National USPAP update course current at the time of renewal. Licensees shall report completed continuing education of licensees as required by the board."

SECTION   6.   Section 40-60-36 of the 1976 Code is amended by
adding a subsection at the end to read:

"( )   Providers shall report completed continuing education of licensees within fourteen days of course completion as required by the board."

SECTION   7.   Section 40-60-37(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(A)   The board may accept reciprocal applications from appraisers from other jurisdictions. These applicants may be given waivers of education, examination, and experience requirements if the board considers the education and, examination, and experience requirements of another jurisdiction to be substantially equivalent to the requirements of this chapter."

SECTION   8.   Section 40-60-40(B) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(B)   Each licensee and apprentice must notify the board in writing within fifteen days of any change in residential address, office address, or office telephone number, or email address."

SECTION   9.   Section 40-60-320(3) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(3)   'Appraiser panel' means a group of certified or licensed appraisers, who are independent contractors, selected by an appraisal management company to perform real estate appraisal services in connection with a covered transaction for the appraisal management company."

SECTION   10.   Section 40-60-330(B)(11) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 197 of 2018, is further amended to read:

"(11)   a detailed statement of current financial condition of the entity on a form approved by the board or a surety bond in an amount not to exceed fifty thousand dollars, whichever the registering appraisal management company selects a surety bond in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars on a surety bond form approved by the board, provided:

(a)   the registration requirement provided in this item does not apply to an individual appraiser or an individual appraiser serving on an appraisal panel of an appraisal management company, and appraisal management companies are responsible for any cost of a surety bond as required by this item;

(b)   surety bond claims may be filed by the claimant in accordance with the terms of the surety bond on a bond claim form approved by the board, provided claims are limited to actual damages and do not include attorney's fees or punitive damages incurred by the claimant; and

(c)   all liability on a surety bond is applicable to the surety bond in effect as of the date of occurrence which gave rise to the liability;"

SECTION   11.   Section 40-60-360(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(A)   The board shall promulgate regulations to establish fees for registration, renewal, and reinstatement and additional fees as are reasonably necessary for the administration of this chapter and as required in subsections (B) and (C). The fees must be established in consideration of the costs of administering this chapter and the actual cost of the specific service to be provided or performed. The board periodically shall review and adjust the schedule of fees as needed to cover expenses."

SECTION   12.   Section 40-60-420 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 40-60-420.   An appraisal management company seeking to be registered shall certify to the board, at each renewal, that it shall:

(1)   maintains maintain a detailed record of each service request that it receives for at least the latter of:

(a)   five years after the date of service request; or

(b)   two years after final disposition of a judicial proceeding in which the appraisal management company provided testimony related to an assignment; and

(2)   has have a policy that requires a certified or licensed appraiser who is an independent contractor and who performs a real estate appraisal service for the appraisal management company to maintain those records, including, but not limited to, the work file, for at least the later latter of:

(a) five years after preparation; or

(b) two years after the final disposition of a judicial proceeding in which the appraiser or the appraisal management company provided testimony related to the assignment."

SECTION   13.   Section 40-60-450(B) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(B)   An appraisal management company shall compensate appraisers at a rate that is customary and reasonable for appraisals being performed in the market area of the property being appraised, consistent with the requirements of 15 U.S.C. Section 1639e and regulations adopted pursuant to it including, but not limited to, 12 C.F.R. 1026.42."

SECTION   14.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.     /

Amend title to conform.

/s/Sen. John L. Scott Jr.            /s/Rep. John Taliaferro "Jay" West IV
/s/Sen. Mike Gambrell                /s/Rep. Jeffrey Alan "Jeff" Bradley
/s/Sen. Wes Climer                   /s/Rep. Roger Keith Kirby
   On Part of the Senate.                  On Part of the House.

Rep. WEST explained the Conference Report.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 103; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Hewitt                   Hill                     Hiott
Hixon                    Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 Matthews
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 T. Moore                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Pope
Rivers                   Robinson                 Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Trantham                 West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--103

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Conference Report was adopted and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. MCCABE a temporary leave of absence.

S. 1011--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN AND DEBATE ADJOURNED

Upon the withdrawal of requests for debate by Reps. HIOTT, FORREST, HIXON and V. S. MOSS, the following Bill was taken up:

S. 1011 (Word version) -- Senators Senn, Shealy, Stephens and Setzler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA PARKINSON'S DISEASE RESEARCH COLLECTION ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-3240 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION OF DATA ON THE INCIDENCE OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE BY THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO ALLOW FOR DIAGNOSED PATIENTS TO PARTICIPATE VOLUNTARILY IN DATA COLLECTION; TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF A PARKINSON'S DISEASE ADVISORY BOARD AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE BOARD'S ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES; TO DEFINE TERMS; TO ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO CONFIDENTIALITY AND DISSEMINATION OF COLLECTED INFORMATION AND RECORD KEEPING; TO REQUIRE REPORTING OF DATA BY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES AND PROVIDERS; TO ALLOW THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS TO FURTHER THE PROGRAM; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

The Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 1011 (Word version) (COUNCIL\VR\1011C001.CC.VR22):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, by striking Section 44-7-3240(C)-(E) and inserting:
/     (C)   MUSC shall establish a system for the collection and dissemination of information determining the incidence and prevalence of Parkinson's disease and related parkinsonism, as advised by the advisory committee. MUSC shall designate Parkinson's disease and related parkinsonism as advised by the advisory committee as diseases required to be reported in the State or any part of the State. All cases of Parkinson's disease diagnosed or treated in South Carolina must be reported to MUSC. However, the mere incidence of a patient with Parkinson's is the sole required information for this database for any patient who chooses not to participate. For the subset of patients who choose not to participate, no further data may be reported to the database. MUSC may create, review, and revise a list of data points required as part of mandated Parkinson's disease reporting pursuant to this section. This list must include, but not be limited to, necessary triggering diagnostic conditions, consistent with the latest International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, and resulting case data including, but not limited to, diagnosis, medical treatment, treatment, and survival. MUSC may implement and administer this subsection through a bulletin or similar instruction.

(D)   MUSC shall provide notification of the mandatory reporting of Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism on its website and also shall provide that information to associations representing physicians and hospitals and directly to the Board of Medical Examiners at least one hundred eighty days prior to requiring information be reported.

(E)   A hospital, facility, physician, surgeon, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or other health care provider deemed necessary by MUSC diagnosing Parkinson's disease or parkinsonism patients shall report each case of Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism to MUSC in a format prescribed by MUSC. MUSC is authorized to enter into data sharing contracts with data reporting entities and their associated electronic medical record systems vendors to securely and confidentially receive information related to Parkinson's disease testing, diagnosis, and treatment.   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. HART explained the amendment.

Rep. G. M. SMITH moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

S. 984--REQUEST FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN

Reps. MCGARRY withdrew her request for debate on S. 984 (Word version); however, other requests for debate remained on the Bill.

S. 133--OBJECTION WITHDRAWN AND DEBATE INTERRUPTED

Upon the withdrawal of objection by Rep. COBB-HUNTER, the following Joint Resolution was taken up:

S. 133 (Word version) -- Senators Massey, Gustafson, Rice, Hembree, Kimbrell, Turner, Bennett, Climer, Garrett, Cash, Adams, Verdin, Peeler, Grooms, Young, Campsen, M. Johnson, Talley, Goldfinch, Shealy, Cromer, Senn and Fanning: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO MAKE APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN RESERVATIONS, UNDERSTANDINGS, AND DECLARATIONS LIMITING THE APPLICATION; AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN SELECTION CRITERIA FOR DELEGATES TO A CONVENTION OF THE STATES AS WELL AS LIMITATIONS UPON THEIR AUTHORITY.

Rep. W. NEWTON spoke in favor of the Joint Resolution.
Rep. BAMBERG spoke against the Joint Resolution.
Rep. TAYLOR spoke in favor of the Joint Resolution.
Rep. HART spoke against the Joint Resolution.

Further proceedings were interrupted by the expiration of time on the uncontested calendar, the pending question being consideration of the Joint Resolution.

S. 133--OBJECTION WITHDRAWN

Reps. HART withdrew his objection to the following Bill:

S. 133 (Word version) -- Senators Massey, Gustafson, Rice, Hembree, Kimbrell, Turner, Bennett, Climer, Garrett, Cash, Adams, Verdin, Peeler, Grooms, Young, Campsen, M. Johnson, Talley, Goldfinch, Shealy, Cromer, Senn and Fanning: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO MAKE APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN RESERVATIONS, UNDERSTANDINGS, AND DECLARATIONS LIMITING THE APPLICATION; AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN SELECTION CRITERIA FOR DELEGATES TO A CONVENTION OF THE STATES AS WELL AS LIMITATIONS UPON THEIR AUTHORITY.

S. 984--REQUEST FOR DEBATE WITHDRAWN

Reps. KIRBY , with unanimous consent, withdrew his request for debate on S. 984 (Word version); however, other requests for debate remained on the Bill.

OBJECTION TO RECALL

Rep. MAGNUSON asked unanimous consent to recall H. 4038 (Word version) from the Committee on Judiciary.
Rep. COBB-HUNTER objected.

OBJECTION TO RECALL

Rep. MCKNIGHT asked unanimous consent to recall H. 4848 (Word version) from the Committee on Judiciary.
Rep. HILL objected.

H. 5150--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 5150 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A BILL TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS AND TO PROVIDE REVENUES TO MEET THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2022, TO REGULATE THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT DURING THIS FISCAL YEAR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Rep. SIMRILL moved to adjourn debate on the Senate Amendments, which was agreed to.

H. 4075--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 4075 (Word version) -- Reps. Wetmore, Stavrinakis and Weeks: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-430, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY, SO AS TO CONFORM THE REGISTRATION PROVISIONS FOR SECOND DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A MINOR TO THIRD DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH A MINOR.

Rep. J. E. JOHNSON moved to adjourn debate on the Senate Amendments, which was agreed to.

H. 4519--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:
H. 4519 (Word version) -- Reps. Huggins, Dabney, Forrest, Bustos, Wooten and McGarry: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-13-40 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A REGISTERED BARBER MAY PRACTICE BARBERING IN A BEAUTY SALON; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-13-20, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "BEAUTY SALON", SO AS INCLUDE BARBERING WITHIN THE SCOPE OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES THAT MAY BE PERFORMED IN A BEAUTY SALON IN ADDITION TO COSMETOLOGY.

Rep. BRAWLEY explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 113; Nays 0


Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hill                     Hiott
Hixon                    Hosey                    Howard
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jones                    Jordan                   King
Kirby                    Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
Matthews                 May                      McCravy
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 T. Moore                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Robinson                 Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Trantham                 Weeks                    West
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Willis
Wooten                   Yow                      

Total--113

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

H. 4597--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 4597 (Word version) -- Reps. Bustos, M. M. Smith, Huggins, Bennett, Hill, Matthews and Brawley: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 15 TO CHAPTER 43, TITLE 44 SO AS TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES IN ACCESSING ANATOMICAL GIFTS AND ORGAN TRANSPLANTS; TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS; TO ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS AND PROHIBITED CONDUCT FOR COVERED ENTITIES, INCLUDING HOSPITALS AND ORGAN PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATIONS, WITH REGARD TO THE ORGAN TRANSPLANT PROCESS; TO CREATE CIVIL REMEDIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARTICLE; TO ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO HEALTH INSURERS THAT PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ANATOMICAL GIFTS AND ORGAN TRANSPLANTS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Rep. HART explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 110; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Brawley                  Brittain
Bryant                   Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Felder                   Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Gilliard
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Hosey
Howard                   Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
Matthews                 May                      McCravy
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 T. Moore                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Robinson                 Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Trantham                 Weeks                    West
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Willis
Wooten                   Yow                      

Total--110

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

H. 3271--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 3271 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson-Myers, Govan, Hyde, T. Moore, Weeks, G. M. Smith, King, McDaniel, Collins, Morgan and Caskey: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 15-49-10 AND 15-49-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PETITIONS FOR A CHANGE OF NAME, SO AS TO REQUIRE A PETITIONER TO HAVE RESIDED IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A NAME CHANGE.

Rep. BERNSTEIN explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 106; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Atkinson                 Bailey
Ballentine               Bamberg                  Bannister
Bennett                  Bernstein                Blackwell
Brawley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Gilliard                 Haddon                   Hardee
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Hosey
Howard                   Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jones                    Jordan                   King
Kirby                    Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
Matthews                 May                      McCravy
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 T. Moore                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Robinson                 Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thayer                   Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--106

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

H. 4161--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 4161 (Word version) -- Rep. Bannister: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-2710, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TYPES OF GAMING MACHINES PROHIBITED BY LAW, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROHIBITION DOES NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN ITEMS THAT ARE DESIGNATED FOR USE IN OUT-OF-STATE JURISDICTIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-19-50, RELATING TO THE KEEPING OF UNLAWFUL GAMING TABLES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROHIBITION DOES NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN ITEMS THAT ARE DESIGNATED FOR USE IN OUT OF STATE JURISDICTIONS.
Rep. BANNISTER explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 78; Nays 21

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brittain                 Bustos                   Carter
Caskey                   Clyburn                  Collins
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Finlay                   Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliard                 Hardee                   Hart
Henegan                  Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hill                     Hosey                    Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jones
King                     Kirby                    Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 Matthews
May                      McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Robinson
Rose                     Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Trantham
Weeks                    Wetmore                  R. Williams

Total--78

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                  Bryant                   Burns
Chumley                  Dabney                   Gilliam
Haddon                   Hayes                    Hiott
Hixon                    Jordan                   Ligon
Long                     McCravy                  V. S. Moss
Thayer                   West                     White
Whitmire                 Wooten                   Yow

Total--21

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

H. 3591--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 3591 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Lucas, Erickson, Bradley and Kirby: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-26-35 SO AS TO IMPROVE THE MEANS FOR EVALUATING EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAMS BY PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLICATION OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA TEACHER PREPARATION REPORT CARD; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-26-120 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHALL PROVIDE CERTAIN EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAMS WITH CERTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING GRADUATES OF THOSE PROGRAMS, TO PROVIDE EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAMS MAY NOT SHARE IDENTIFIABLE EDUCATOR DATA WITH THIRD PARTIES WITHOUT WRITTEN CONSENT, AND TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.

Rep. FELDER explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 103; Nays 2

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Bryant                   Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Collins                  W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Finlay                   Forrest
Garvin                   Gilliam                  Gilliard
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hiott
Hixon                    Hosey                    Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Matthews                 May
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 T. Moore
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Robinson                 Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thayer                   Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--103

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                     Morgan                   

Total--2

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

H. 4766--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 4766 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Lucas, Felder and Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 13-1-2030, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO DESIGNEES ON THE COORDINATING COUNCIL.

Rep. FELDER explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 99; Nays 3

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Bailey
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brawley                  Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Gilliard
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hart
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Matthews                 McCravy
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 T. Moore                 D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Trantham                 Weeks
West                     Wetmore                  Wheeler
White                    Whitmire                 R. Williams
Willis                   Wooten                   Yow

Total--99

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                     Magnuson                 May

Total--3

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

H. 3144--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 3144 (Word version) -- Reps. White, Robinson, Thigpen, V. S. Moss, Dillard, Weeks, Wheeler, Fry, B. Newton, Forrest, Rivers and S. Williams: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-150-365 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE "SOUTH CAROLINA WORKFORCE INDUSTRY NEEDS SCHOLARSHIP (SC WINS)", TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN STUDENTS ATTENDING A TWO-YEAR TECHNICAL COLLEGE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP, AND TO PROVIDE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

Rep. WHITE explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 99; Nays 2

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Atkinson                 Bailey
Ballentine               Bamberg                  Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brawley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gilliam                  Gilliard
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hiott
Hixon                    Hosey                    Howard
Hyde                     J. E. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jones                    Jordan                   Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 Matthews
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thayer                   Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Yow

Total--99

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                     May                      

Total--2

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

S. 968--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

S. 968 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander, Climer and Kimbrell: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 11, TITLE 25 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS, BY ADDING SECTION 25-11-85 TO ESTABLISH THE "VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATION BURIAL HONOR GUARD SUPPORT FUND" TO HELP OFFSET THE COSTS INCURRED BY SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTERS OF CONGRESSIONALLY CHARTERED VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS IN PROVIDING HONOR GUARD BURIAL DETAILS AT THE FUNERALS OF QUALIFYING SOUTH CAROLINA MILITARY VETERANS, AND TO DEFINE RELEVANT TERMS.

Rep. MATTHEWS explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 102; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Atkinson                 Bailey
Ballentine               Bamberg                  Bannister
Bennett                  Bernstein                Blackwell
Bradley                  Brawley                  Brittain
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gilliam
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Hosey
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   Kirby                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 Matthews                 May
McDaniel                 McGinnis                 McKnight
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Robinson                 Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thayer                   Trantham
Weeks                    Wetmore                  Wheeler
White                    Whitmire                 R. Williams
Willis                   Wooten                   Yow

Total--102

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

H. 3050--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 3050 (Word version) -- Reps. D. C. Moss, McGarry, Wooten, Hixon, Erickson and Bradley: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-23-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATION OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER EMPLOYED OR APPOINTED BY A PUBLIC LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, SO AS TO PROVIDE A NONCERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ONLY SHALL PERFORM HIS DUTIES AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHILE ACCOMPANIED BY A CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CHANGE.

Rep. D. C. MOSS moved to adjourn debate on the Senate Amendments, which was agreed to.

H. 3055--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 3055 (Word version) -- Reps. Hixon, Forrest, W. Newton and Ligon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 48-4-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO UPDATE THE NAMES OF THE DIVISIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 48-4-30, RELATING TO THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO REMOVE THE AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER FROM THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 48-4-70, RELATING TO THE GENERAL DUTIES OF THE BOARD, SO AS TO REMOVE THE BOND REQUIREMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 50-1-220, RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 50-1-180 TO 50-1-230 TO CERTAIN LANDS, SO AS TO REMOVE A REFERENCE TO A REPEALED STATUTE; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-90, RELATING TO GAME AND FISH CULTURE OPERATIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS, SO AS TO REMOVE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS BEFORE AN INVESTIGATION MAY BE CONDUCTED; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-110, RELATING TO THE SUPERVISION OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SO AS TO UPDATE THE AGENCY NAME AND DELETE A REFERENCE TO A DISCONTINUED PRACTICE; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-130, RELATING TO UNIFORMS AND EMBLEMS OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SO AS TO GRANT AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO PRESCRIBE THE OFFICIAL UNIFORM; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-315, RELATING TO DEPUTY ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SO AS TO DELETE AN EXPIRED DIRECTIVE TO ESTABLISH A TRAINING PROGRAM; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-320, RELATING TO THE TRANSMITTAL AND DELIVERY OF COMMISSIONS OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO MAINTAIN THE COMMISSIONS OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND TO DELETE A BOND REQUIREMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-350, RELATING TO THE OFFICIAL BADGE OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SO AS TO UPDATE THE AGENCY NAME FOR AN ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S OFFICIAL BADGE; TO AMEND SECTION 50-3-395, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO ISSUE WARNING TICKETS, SO AS TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN PROCEDURES WITHOUT PROMULGATING REGULATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 50-11-980, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATED WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IN CERTAIN AREAS OF CHARLESTON HARBOR, SO AS TO UPDATE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY; TO AMEND SECTION 50-15-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO PROVISIONS PROTECTING NONGAME AND ENDANGERED WILDLIFE SPECIES, SO AS TO UPDATE THE CITATION OF THE FEDERAL LIST OF ENDANGERED SPECIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 50-15-30, RELATING TO THE LIST OF ENDANGERED SPECIES, SO AS TO UPDATE THE CITATION TO THE FEDERAL REGULATION AND TO MOVE CERTAIN DUTIES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES.

Rep. HIXON moved to adjourn debate on the Senate Amendments, which was agreed to.

H. 3588--NONCONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 3588 (Word version) -- Reps. Allison, Felder and Carter: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-149-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CRITERIA FOR LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS, SO AS TO STRENGTHEN ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, AND COMPUTER SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS OF HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS SEEKING LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS BY REQUIRING SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF CERTAIN ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS OR COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSEWORK DURING THEIR SENIOR YEARS, AND TO EXCLUDE MEMBERS OF THE 2022-2023 SENIOR CLASS FROM THESE REQUIREMENTS.

Rep. FELDER explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 0; Nays 102

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Total--0

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Bailey
Ballentine               Bannister                Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Garvin
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Hewitt
Hill                     Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
Kirby                    Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
May                      McDaniel                 McGinnis
McKnight                 T. Moore                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Robinson                 Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Thigpen                  Trantham                 Weeks
West                     Wetmore                  Wheeler
White                    Whitmire                 R. Williams
Willis                   Wooten                   Yow

Total--102

The House refused to agree to the Senate Amendments and a message was ordered sent accordingly.

H. 3795--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 3795 (Word version) -- Rep. Allison: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 84 TO TITLE 40 SO AS TO REQUIRE A SPECIFIED LEVEL OF COMPETENCE FOR SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS USED BY CERTAIN ENTITIES OF STATE GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND HOSPITAL SYSTEMS, TO PROVIDE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION SERVICES TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING AND HAVE CERTAIN SPEECH IMPAIRMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 59-33-120 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROMULGATION OF REGULATIONS FOR THE APPROPRIATE CREDENTIALING OF SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS IN PUBLIC AND SPECIAL SCHOOLS, AND TO REQUIRE INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF WORKING IN SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THIS STATE TO SUBMIT THE SAME BACKGROUND CHECKS AS EDUCATORS; TO AMEND SECTION 15-27-15, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS BY THE JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT FOR PARTIES OR WITNESSES WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES AND TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS; AND TO MAKE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022.

Rep. FELDER explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 104; Nays 2

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bernstein                Blackwell
Bradley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gilliam
Gilliard                 Haddon                   Hardee
Hart                     Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Herbkersman              Hiott
Hixon                    Hosey                    Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
Kirby                    Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
Matthews                 McCravy                  McDaniel
McGarry                  McGinnis                 McKnight
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Robinson                 Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thayer                   Thigpen
Trantham                 Weeks                    West
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Willis
Wooten                   Yow                      

Total--104

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                     May                      

Total--2

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

H. 4837--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND BILL ENROLLED

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 4837 (Word version) -- Reps. Elliott, B. Cox, Felder, B. Newton, Pope, Wooten, Caskey, Collins, Haddon, Gilliam, W. Cox, Atkinson, Jefferson, Forrest, R. Williams, Bryant, T. Moore, Hardee, McGinnis, Anderson, Thigpen, Hayes, Rutherford, Hyde, Daning, Bennett, Huggins, M. M. Smith, White, V. S. Moss, Blackwell, Taylor, Ballentine, Henegan and Matthews: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-37-320, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO OPTOMETRY MOBILE UNITS, SO AS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPERATION OF SUCH UNITS.

Rep. THAYER explained the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 101; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Bailey
Ballentine               Bamberg                  Bannister
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Bryant                   Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Garvin
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Hewitt
Hill                     Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
Kirby                    Ligon                    Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 Matthews
May                      McCravy                  McDaniel
McGarry                  McGinnis                 McKnight
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Robinson                 Sandifer                 Simrill
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thayer                   Thigpen
Trantham                 Weeks                    West
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Willis
Wooten                   Yow                      

Total--101

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Senate Amendments were agreed to, and the Bill having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

H. 5144--SENATE AMENDMENTS AMENDED AND RETURNED TO THE SENATE

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 5144 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith, Wheeler, Lowe, Kirby, Weeks, R. Williams, Jefferson and Yow: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO FURTHER SPECIFY THE APPLICATION OF THE EXEMPTION OF PROPERTY OF TELEPHONE COMPANIES AND RURAL TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES.

Rep. G.M. SMITH proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 5144 (Word version) (COUNCIL\DG\5144C002.NBD.DG22), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, after the enacting words but before SECTION 1, by adding a SECTION to read:
/   SECTION   1.   The General Assembly finds:

(1)   the rural telephone exemption found in Section 12-37-220(B)(10) of the 1976 Code provides an exemption from property taxation for property "used in providing rural telephone service."

(2)   the General Assembly intends to clarify existing law by passage of this act to provide that the exemption for property "used in providing telephone service" applies to all property used for such purposes, regardless of technology or whether it also may be used for other purposes;

(3)   there are various other existing exemptions in the 1976 Code where the General Assembly qualifies the term "use" or "used" by including "exclusively," "primarily," "solely," or "substantially," or where the General Assembly limits the exemption for "dual purpose" property by requiring an allocation; and

(4)   the exemption found in Section 12-37-220(B)(10) has never been and is not qualified or limited in any manner.   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. G. M. SMITH explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 106; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bernstein                Blackwell
Bradley                  Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gilliam                  Gilliard
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Hewitt                   Hill                     Hiott
Hixon                    Hosey                    Howard
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jones                    Jordan                   Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 May
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Ott                      Parks                    Pendarvis
Pope                     Rivers                   Robinson
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--106

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The Senate Amendments were amended, and the Bill was ordered returned to the Senate.

RETURNED TO THE SENATE WITH AMENDMENTS

The following Bill was taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments:

S. 935 (Word version) -- Senators Grooms, Loftis, Goldfinch, Verdin, Rice, Cash, Adams, Climer, Peeler, Garrett, Kimbrell, Davis, Campsen, Hembree, Turner, Corbin, Bennett, Massey, Gambrell, Rankin, Senn and Gustafson: A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO EDUCATION, BY ADDING CHAPTER 8, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNTS, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACCOUNTS, TO CREATE AN EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNT FUND TO FUND THE SCHOLARSHIPS, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS OF THE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, AMONG OTHER THINGS.

S. 1304--ADOPTED AND RETURNED TO SENATE WITH CONCURRENCE

The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

S. 1304 (Word version) -- Senator Rice: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE PICKENS COUNTY BOARD OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS UPON THE OCCASION OF ITS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY AND TO COMMEND THE ORGANIZATION FOR ITS MANY YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE PICKENS COMMUNITY AND THE PEOPLE AND THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted and returned to the Senate with concurrence.

S. 1325--ADOPTED AND RETURNED TO SENATE WITH CONCURRENCE

The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

S. 1325 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander and Malloy: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT, PURSUANT TO SECTION 9, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, 1895, WHEN THE RESPECTIVE HOUSES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURN ON THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022, NOT LATER THAN 5:00 P.M., EACH HOUSE SHALL STAND ADJOURNED TO MEET IN STATEWIDE SESSION AT 12:00 NOON ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022, AND CONTINUE IN STATEWIDE SESSION, IF NECESSARY, UNTIL NOT LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022, FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN SPECIFIED MATTERS; EACH HOUSE SHALL STAND ADJOURNED TO MEET IN STATEWIDE SESSION AT 12:00 NOON ON TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2022, AND CONTINUE IN STATEWIDE SESSION, IF NECESSARY, UNTIL NOT LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022, FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN SPECIFIED MATTERS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN THE RESPECTIVE HOUSES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY RECEDE ON THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022, NOT LATER THAN 5:00 P.M., EACH HOUSE SHALL STAND IN RECESS SUBJECT TO THE CALL OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE FOR THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT TIMES THEY CONSIDER APPROPRIATE FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE BODIES TO MEET FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN SPECIFIED MATTERS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN THE RESPECTIVE HOUSES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURN NOT LATER THAN SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2022, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL STAND ADJOURNED SINE DIE.

Rep. LUCAS explained the Concurrent Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 107; Nays 5

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Haddon                   Hardee
Hart                     Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hill                     Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Howard                   Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
Kirby                    Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
May                      McCravy                  McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Ott                      Parks                    Pendarvis
Pope                     Rivers                   Robinson
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Thigpen                  Trantham                 Weeks
West                     Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Willis
Wooten                   Yow                      

Total--107

Those who voted in the negative are:

Gilliard                 J. L. Johnson            King
Matthews                 McDaniel                 

Total--5

The Concurrent Resolution was adopted and returned to the Senate with concurrence.

Rep. G. M. SMITH moved that the House recede until 2:15 p.m., which was agreed to.

THE HOUSE RESUMES

At 2:15 p.m. the House resumed, Acting SPEAKER WEST in the Chair.

POINT OF QUORUM

The question of a quorum was raised.
A quorum was later present.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

MOTION PERIOD

The motion period was dispensed with on motion of Rep. POPE.

H.S. 968--RECONSIDERED

Rep. YOW moved to reconsider the vote whereby the House Concurred and Enrolled the following Bill, which was agreed to:

S. 968 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander, Climer and Kimbrell: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 11, TITLE 25 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS, BY ADDING SECTION 25-11-85 TO ESTABLISH THE "VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATION BURIAL HONOR GUARD SUPPORT FUND" TO HELP OFFSET THE COSTS INCURRED BY SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTERS OF CONGRESSIONALLY CHARTERED VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS IN PROVIDING HONOR GUARD BURIAL DETAILS AT THE FUNERALS OF QUALIFYING SOUTH CAROLINA MILITARY VETERANS, AND TO DEFINE RELEVANT TERMS.

S. 968--NONCONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

S. 968 (Word version) -- Senators Alexander, Climer and Kimbrell: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 11, TITLE 25 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS, BY ADDING SECTION 25-11-85 TO ESTABLISH THE "VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATION BURIAL HONOR GUARD SUPPORT FUND" TO HELP OFFSET THE COSTS INCURRED BY SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTERS OF CONGRESSIONALLY CHARTERED VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS IN PROVIDING HONOR GUARD BURIAL DETAILS AT THE FUNERALS OF QUALIFYING SOUTH CAROLINA MILITARY VETERANS, AND TO DEFINE RELEVANT TERMS.

Rep.MATTHEWS spoke against the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 1; Nays 100


Those who voted in the affirmative are:

McDaniel                                          

Total--1

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brawley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Cobb-Hunter              B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Elliott                  Erickson
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Gilliard                 Haddon                   Hardee
Hart                     Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Hewitt                   Hill                     Hiott
Hixon                    Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 Matthews                 May
McCravy                  McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 T. Moore                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Pendarvis
Pope                     Rivers                   Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Thigpen                  Trantham                 West
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--100

The House refused to agree to the Senate Amendments and a message was ordered sent accordingly.

STATEMENT FOR THE JOURNAL

I inadvertently voted to concur with the Senate Amendments to S. 968 (Word version). I intended to nonconcur in the Senate Amendments. I always support veterans.

Rep. Annie McDaniel

STATEMENT BY REP. POPE

REP. POPE made a statement relative to Rep. SIMRILL'S service in the House.

STATEMENT BY REP. SIMRILL

Rep. SIMRILL made a statement relative to his service in the House.

H. 4879--CONTINUED

The following Joint Resolution was taken up:

H. 4879 (Word version) -- Reps. G. M. Smith, Lucas, Simrill, Erickson, Elliott, W. Cox, White, B. Newton, McGarry, Bradley, Taylor, Calhoon, Daning and W. Newton: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE "STUDENT FLEXIBILITY IN EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND", TO PROVIDE FOR FUNDING, TO PROVIDE FOR QUALIFICATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM.

Rep. ERICKSON moved to continue the Joint Resolution, which was agreed to.

H. 4997--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

H. 4997 (Word version) -- Reps. Herbkersman, West, B. Cox, Rutherford, W. Newton, Wooten, Caskey, Huggins, Ballentine, Weeks, R. Williams, Bradley and Erickson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO TRANSFER FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION THE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR ESTABLISHING VETERANS NURSING HOMES AND TO DEVOLVE THOSE SAME DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS UPON THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS; BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 11, TITLE 25 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS TO ESTABLISH AND OPERATE VETERANS NURSING HOMES; TO AMEND SECTION 43-35-520, RELATING TO VULNERABLE ADULT FATALITY INVESTIGATIONS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 44-11-30 AND 44-11-40 RELATING TO VETERANS NURSING HOMES ESTABLISHED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION.

Rep. ERICKSON moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

S. 1136--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 1136 (Word version) -- Senators Loftis, Talley, Turner and Climer: A BILL TO ENACT THE "AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE INTERSTATE COMPACT ACT", TO AMEND CHAPTER 67, TITLE 40 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5, TO OUTLINE STATE PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPACT, TO OUTLINE PRIVILEGES FOR AUDIOLOGISTS AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS RESULTING FROM THE COMPACT, TO ALLOW FOR THE PRACTICE OF TELEHEALTH, TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR SPOUSES, TO PROVIDE A MECHANISM FOR TAKING ADVERSE ACTIONS AGAINST LICENSEES, TO ESTABLISH THE AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY COMPACT COMMISSION, TO ESTABLISH A DATA SYSTEM, TO OUTLINE THE RULEMAKING PROCESS, TO ADDRESS OVERSIGHT, DISPUTE RESOLUTION, AND ENFORCEMENT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, TO ESTABLISH THE DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMISSION, RULES, WITHDRAWAL, AND AMENDMENTS, TO ADDRESS STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION, SEVERABILITY, AND THE BINDING EFFECT OF THE COMPACT; TO DESIGNATE THE EXISTING SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 67, TITLE 40 AS ARTICLE 1, ENTITLED "GENERAL PROVISIONS"; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.

Rep. HART explained the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 103; Nays 4

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bernstein                Blackwell
Bradley                  Brawley                  Brittain
Bryant                   Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 Matthews                 McCravy
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 T. Moore                 D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thayer                   Thigpen
Trantham                 Weeks                    West
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--103

Those who voted in the negative are:

Gilliard                 Hill                     May
Morgan                                            

Total--4

So, the Bill was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

S. 888--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 888 (Word version) -- Senators M. Johnson, Kimbrell, Garrett, Adams, Climer and Young: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 40 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CONTRACTORS, TO PROVIDE FOR A VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION TO BE MADE UPON APPLICATION FOR A CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE TO BE APPLIED TO ACCREDITED PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING OFFERING COURSES IN BUILDING SCIENCE OR CIVIL ENGINEERING; TO PROVIDE FOR DISTRIBUTION; AND TO IMPOSE A REPORTING REQUIREMENT.

Rep. FELDER spoke in favor of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 106; Nays 2

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Gilliard                 Haddon                   Hardee
Hart                     Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hiott                    Hixon                    Hosey
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 Matthews
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 T. Moore                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--106

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                     May                      

Total--2

So, the Bill was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

S. 984--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 984 (Word version) -- Senators Hembree, Massey, Gustafson and Rankin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-300, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS PERTAINING TO THE AUTHORITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO ASSESS TAXES AND FEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SERVICE OR USER FEE MUST BE USED TO THE NONEXCLUSIVE BENEFIT OF THE PAYERS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-330, RELATING TO A SERVICE OR USER FEE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PROVISION APPLIES TO AN ENTIRE ARTICLE.

The Committee on Ways and Means proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 984 (Word version) (COUNCIL\DG\984C001.NBD.DG22):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 4 and inserting:
/   SECTION   4.   Notwithstanding Section 8-21-30, et seq., no public officer shall be personally liable for any amount charged pursuant to SECTION 1.
SECTION   5.   This Act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies retroactively to any service or fee imposed after December 31, 1996.     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. GAGNON explained the amendment.

Rep. HIOTT moved to table the Bill.

Rep. HIOTT demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 45; Nays 65

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Ballentine               Bennett
Bernstein                Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Collins
Dabney                   Davis                    Elliott
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Haddon                   Hill                     Hiott
Huggins                  Long                     Lucas
Magnuson                 May                      McCravy
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   Nutt
Pope                     Rose                     Rutherford
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Thayer
Trantham                 West                     Wetmore
White                    Whitmire                 Wooten

Total--45

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Bamberg                  Bannister
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Daning                   Dillard                  Erickson
Felder                   Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Gilliard
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hosey                    Howard
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Lowe
Matthews                 McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 J. Moore
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Rivers                   Sandifer
Simrill                  Taylor                   Tedder
Thigpen                  Weeks                    Wheeler
R. Williams              Willis                   

Total--65

So, the House refused to table the Bill.

Rep. BURNS spoke in favor of the amendment.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. MCKNIGHT raised the Point of Order under Rule 5.3 and Article III, Section 15, of the South Carolina Constitution that S. 984 (Word version) levied a tax that raised revenue and was out of order in that it was a Senate bill and had originated in the Senate.

Rep. OTT argued against the Point of Order.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER argued against the Point of Order.

Rep. RUTHERFORD argued in favor of the Point of Order.

Rep. STAVRINAKIS argued in favor of the Point of Order.

Rep. OTT argued against the Point of Order.

Rep. FINLAY argued that the retroactive effect of the bill required the Point of Order to be sustained.

The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE stated that he was very familiar with the jurisprudence and precedents concerning Rule 5.3 and the reference to Article III, Section 15, and that he had reviewed the Bill. He stated that the Bill defined and clarified the definition of a service fee and did not levy a tax, in the strict sense of the word, as mandated by the jurisprudence concerning Article III, Section 15. He stated further that during the prior week SPEAKER LUCAS had ruled upon a similar Point of Order raised by Rep. G. R. SMITH out of order. The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE stated that he was overruling the Point of Order based upon his review of the Bill and SPEAKER LUCAS similar ruling on the same issue.

Rep. BURNS spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. COLLINS asked unanimous consent to increase Rep. BURN'S time on the amendment.

Rep. CASKEY objected

Rep. KIRBY spoke in favor of the amendment.
Rep. FINLAY spoke against the amendment.

ACTING SPEAKER HIOTT IN CHAIR

Rep. FINLAY continued speaking.

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

Rep. RUTHERFORD spoke against the amendment.
Rep. RUTHERFORD spoke against the amendment.
Rep. HIOTT moved to adjourn debate on the Bill.

Rep. BAMBERG moved to table the motion.

Rep. HIOTT demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 53; Nays 58

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Bamberg                  Blackwell
Brawley                  Brittain                 Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Crawford                 Dillard
Erickson                 Gagnon                   Garvin
Gilliard                 Govan                    Hardee
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hosey
Howard                   Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Lowe                     Matthews                 McCravy
McDaniel                 McGinnis                 McKnight
J. Moore                 Murray                   W. Newton
Ott                      Pendarvis                Rivers
Rose                     Taylor                   Tedder
Thigpen                  Weeks                    Wetmore
Wheeler                  R. Williams              

Total--53

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                  Ballentine               Bannister
Bennett                  Bernstein                Bradley
Bryant                   Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Elliott                  Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Gatch
Gilliam                  Haddon                   Hart
Hill                     Hiott                    Hixon
Huggins                  Jones                    Ligon
Long                     Lucas                    Magnuson
May                      McGarry                  T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   B. Newton                Nutt
Pope                     Rutherford               Sandifer
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Thayer
Trantham                 West                     White
Whitmire                 Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--58

So, the House refused to table the motion.

The question then recurred to the motion to adjourn debate.

Rep. OTT spoke against the motion to adjourn debate.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. CASKEY raised the Point of Order that the motion to adjourn debate was not debatable and that Rep. OTT was out of order in taking the podium and speaking against the motion to adjourn debate. He cited House Rule 8.11.a and stated that the motion to adjourn debate was clearly listed as a non-debatable motion.

The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE sustained the Point of Order and ruled that the motion to adjourn debate was not debatable.

The question then recurred to the motion to adjourn debate.

Rep. BAMBERG demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 57; Nays 54

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Ballentine               Bannister
Bradley                  Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Elliott
Felder                   Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gatch                    Haddon
Hart                     Hill                     Hiott
Hixon                    Huggins                  Ligon
Long                     Lucas                    Magnuson
May                      McCravy                  McGarry
McKnight                 T. Moore                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
B. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Pope                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Thayer                   Trantham                 West
White                    Whitmire                 Willis

Total--57

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Bamberg                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Brawley                  Brittain
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Crawford
Dillard                  Erickson                 Gagnon
Garvin                   Gilliam                  Gilliard
Govan                    Hardee                   Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hosey                    Howard
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Lowe
Matthews                 McDaniel                 McGinnis
J. Moore                 Murray                   W. Newton
Ott                      Parks                    Pendarvis
Rivers                   Rose                     Taylor
Tedder                   Weeks                    Wetmore
Wheeler                  R. Williams              Wooten

Total--54

So, the motion to adjourn debate was agreed to.

S. 615--CONTINUED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 615 (Word version) -- Senators Young and Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-100 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO NONPUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO PROVIDE LIMITED SITUATIONS IN WHICH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ATTEND PRIVATE SCHOOLS MAY PARTICIPATE IN HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE SPORTS OFFERED AT PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.

Rep. FELDER moved to continue the Bill, which was agreed to.

S. 1031--ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 1031 (Word version) -- Senators Campsen, Grooms, Senn, Loftis and Verdin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 30-5-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF REGISTER OF DEEDS, SO AS TO PROVIDE QUALIFICATIONS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO HOLD THE OFFICE OF REGISTER OF DEEDS.
Rep. W. NEWTON spoke in favor of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 108; Nays 1

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bannister
Bennett                  Bernstein                Blackwell
Bradley                  Brawley                  Brittain
Bryant                   Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Clyburn                  Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Govan
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Hosey
Howard                   Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 Matthews                 May
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Thigpen                  Trantham                 Weeks
West                     Wetmore                  Wheeler
White                    Whitmire                 R. Williams
Willis                   Wooten                   Yow

Total--108

Those who voted in the negative are:

J. Moore                                          

Total--1

So, the Bill, as amended, was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

S. 202--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 202 (Word version) -- Senators Hembree and Bennett: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-6-10(1) AND (5) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF THE STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL, TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.

Rep. W. NEWTON spoke in favor of the Bill.

Rep. RUTHERFORD proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to S. 202 (Word version) (COUNCIL\DG\202C001.NBD.DG22), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, Section 1-6-35, by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:
/   ( )   Any information relating to the investigation initiated by the Inspector General shall remain confidential for a period not to exceed ten days after the report is finalized and published.   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. W. NEWTON explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

The question recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 114; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Govan
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Hosey
Howard                   Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 Matthews                 May
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 J. Moore
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Thigpen                  Trantham                 Weeks
West                     Wetmore                  Wheeler
White                    Whitmire                 R. Williams
Willis                   Wooten                   Yow

Total--114

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Bill, as amended, was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

H. 5150--RECONSIDERED

Rep. SIMRILL moved to reconsider the vote whereby debate was adjourned on the Senate Amendments to the following Bill, which was agreed to:

H. 5150 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A BILL TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS AND TO PROVIDE REVENUES TO MEET THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2022, TO REGULATE THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT DURING THIS FISCAL YEAR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

H. 5150--SENATE AMENDMENTS AMENDED AND RETURNED TO THE SENATE

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:

H. 5150 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A BILL TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS AND TO PROVIDE REVENUES TO MEET THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2022, TO REGULATE THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT DURING THIS FISCAL YEAR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Reps. G. M. SMITH, SIMRILL, HERBKERSMAN, WHITMIRE, STAVRINAKIS, ERICKSON, LOWE, FINLAY, and BANNISTER proposed the following Amendment No. 1A Passed By The House
(Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-amend back.docx):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting the bill as passed by the House of Representatives on March 15, 2022, which is hereby incorporated into this amendment.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 1, line 7, by increasing the amount(s) in Column 5 by:

Column 5   Column 6

(2.00)  
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 8, immediately after line 3, by inserting a new line to read:

Column 5   Column 6
Carolina Collaborative For Alternative Preparation

1  
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 8, line 4, opposite /WORKING CONDITIONS SURVEY (CERRA) (H470)/ by decreasing the amount(s) in Column 5 by:

Column 5   Column 6

500,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 8, immediately after line 8, by inserting a new line to read:

Column 5   Column 6
WORKING CONDITIONS SURVEY (H270)

500,000  
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 8, line 28, opposite /STATE AID TO CLASSROOMS/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

50,000,000   50,000,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 9, immediately after line 20, by inserting a new line to read:

Column 5   Column 6
POWER SCHOOLS/DATA COLLECTION

3,190,000   3,190,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 10, immediately AFTER line 8, by inserting a new line to read:

Column 5   Column 6
READY   1   1
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 13, THE CITADEL, page 27, line 7, opposite /UNCLASSIFIED POSITIONS/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

491,353   491,353
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 23, MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, page 60, line 2, opposite /OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

2,000,000   2,000,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 33, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, page 78, line 5, opposite /COORDINATED CARE/ by decreasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

50,778,185   50,778,185
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 34, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, page 88, line 9, opposite /ALLOC OTHER ENTITIES/ by decreasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

1,400,000   1,400,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 38, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, page 106, line 18, opposite /OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES/ by decreasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

80,000   80,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 41, DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY, page 119, line 8, opposite /OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

80,000   80,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 47, DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, page 138, line 27, opposite /CLASSIFIED POSITIONS/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

324,315   324,315
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 47, DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, page 142, line 2, opposite /EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

455,163   455,163
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 57, JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, page 158, line 24, opposite /UNCLASSIFIED POSITIONS/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

500,000   500,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 57, JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, page 159, immediately after line 16, by inserting a new line to read:

Column 5   Column 6
NEW POSITIONS - ATTORNEY I

178,125   178,125

(3.00)   (3.00)
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 57, JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, page 159, immediately after line 16, by inserting a new line to read:

Column 5   Column 6
NEW POSITIONS - ATTORNEY II

132,798   132,798

(2.00)   (2.00)
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 57, JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, page 159, line 18, opposite /OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

25,000   25,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 57, JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, page 160, lines 18-19, opposite /NEW POSITIONS - PROGRAM COORDINATOR I/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

180,000   180,000

(8.00)   (8.00)
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 57, JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, page 160, line 20, opposite /OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

210,000   210,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 57, JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, page 160, line 26, opposite /UNCLASSIFIED POSITIONS/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

500,000   500,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 57, JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, page 160, line 32, opposite /OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

250,000   250,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 57, JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, page 163, line 33, opposite /EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

487,502   487,502
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 104, STATE FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AUTHORITY, page 251, line 19, opposite /OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES/ by increasing the amount(s) in Column 5 by:

Column 5   Column 6

4,000,000
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 113, AID TO SUBDIVISIONS - STATE TREASURER, page 263, lines 14-15, opposite /AID TO COUNTIES - PROBATE JUDGES/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

617,550   617,550
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 113, AID TO SUBDIVISIONS - STATE TREASURER, page 263, line 16, opposite /AID TO COUNTIES - SHERIFFS/ by increasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

617,550   617,550
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IA, Section 114, AID TO SUBDIVISIONS - DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, page 264, line 2-3, opposite /AID TO COUNTIES - HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FUND/ by decreasing the amount(s) in Columns 5 and 6 by:

Column 5   Column 6

9,981,172   9,981,172
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 278, proviso 1.3, lines 24-28, by striking / The State Aid to Classrooms amount allocated to each district will be determined by subtracting the district's local share from the district's total Aid to Classrooms. Each district will receive either the amount determined by this new methodology or the actual state funding received in Fiscal Year 2021-22 from State Aid to Classrooms, EIA - Aid to Districts, EIA - Students at Risk of School Failure, Allocations EIA - Teacher Salaries, Allocations EIA - Employer Contributions, and EIA - South Carolina Public Charter Schools. / and inserting / For Fiscal Year 2022-23, one dollar will be allocated to districts of the funding received in the previous fiscal year from State Aid to Classrooms, EIA - Aid to Districts, EIA - Students at Risk of School Failure, Allocations EIA - Teacher Salaries, Allocations EIA - Employer Contributions, and EIA - South Carolina Public Charter Schools as its base. The remaining funding received in the previous fiscal year from State Aid to Classrooms and any additional money in State Aid to Classrooms with be distributed utilizing the new funding methodology in this provision. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 279, proviso 1.3, line 15, by inserting at the end to read:
/District-sponsored charter schools are still required to receive allocations per Section 59-40-140 of the Code of Laws./
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 308, proviso 1.99, line 18, by inserting at the end to read:
/An educator whose South Carolina educator certificate has been suspended or revoked, other than for Breach of Contract, shall not be employed as a noncertified teacher. If a noncertified teacher commits an offense covered by the Code of Conduct as promulgated by the State Board of Education, then the State Board of Education is authorized to revoke the educator's registration./
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1A, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EIA, page 334, proviso 1A.70, line 11, by striking /$12,150,000/ and inserting /$12,148,240/.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1A, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EIA, page 334, proviso 1A.70, line 12, by striking /$100,000,000/ and inserting /$95,965,999/.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1A, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EIA, page 334, proviso 1A.70, line 16, by striking /(H470)/ and inserting /(H270)/.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1A, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EIA, page 334, proviso 1A.70, line 17, by striking /$173,667/ and inserting /$307,667/.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1A, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - EIA, page 334, proviso 1A.70, after line 18, by adding appropriately numbered items to read:
/   ( )     Carolina Collaborative for Alternative Preparation (H270)                                   $1;

( )     Project Read                 $100,000;

( )     RIZE Prevention             $150,000;   ( )     Communities in Schools   $1,000,000;

( )     First South Carolina (SC First Lego League)   $150,000;

( )     Annabelle                       $1,000,000;

( )     Plasma Games               $1,500,000/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 3, LOTTERY EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT, page 341, proviso 3.5, line 16, by striking /$232,953,938/ and inserting /$232,953,927/.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 3, LOTTERY EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT, page 341, proviso 3.5, after line 34, by adding appropriately numbered items to read:
/   ( )     Commission on Higher Education - Nursing Initiative   $1;

( )     Commission on Higher Education - Higher Education Excellence Program               $1;

( )     Commission on Higher Education - Technology - Public Four-Year, Two-Year, and State Technical Colleges   $1;

( )     Department of Education - School Buses   $1;

( )     Department of Education - Dyslexia Screener   $1;

( )     Department of Education - Teacher Transformation Pilot                                                 $1;

( )     State Library - Increase State Aid   $1;

( )     Clemson University - College of Veterinary Medicine   $1;

( )     Commission on Higher Education - University Center Greenville                             $1;

( )     Commission on Higher Education - Career Cluster   $1;

( )     Commission on Higher Education - Institutes of Innovation and Information                     $1;/
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 3, LOTTERY EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT, page 344, proviso 3.5, line 29, after /purpose/ by inserting:
/, except that up to $250,000 may be used by the CTP consortium (known as The South Carolina Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Consortium) to be used collaboratively by the consortium to promote better awareness of CTP programs statewide as an option for youth with intellectual disabilities after high school through dedicated support for activities such as, but not necessarily limited to, student recruitment, development and maintenance of a consortium website and associated materials, and the provision of strategic informational events for prospective students and families across the State.

Of the funds appropriated to the Commission on Higher Education for Need-Based Grants, public colleges and universities must submit requests to carry forward Need-Based Grants to the Commission on Higher Education by June 30, 2023, and final invoices for Need-based Grants by a date determined by the commission. For Fiscal Year 2022-23, all eligible students must be awarded up to the maximum allowable amount prior to any Need-Based Grant funds being carried forward. Funds only shall be carried forward if all eligible Need-based Grant students at the public colleges and universities are fully funded with financial aid that does not require student repayment. Funds allocated for Fiscal Year 2022-23 must be distributed in the same academic year /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 23, MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, page 354, after line 29, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/(MUSC: Campus Renovation Funds) Funds remaining of the $6,500,000 appropriated in Act 95 of 2021, Section 1, Item (23) to the Medical University of South Carolina for Statewide Teaching Partnerships shall be redirected to be used for campus renovations and improvements. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 33, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, pages 364-365, proviso 33.22, by amending subsection (b) to read:
/   (B)   The department shall continue to investigate the potential use of DSH and/or any other allowable and appropriate source of funds in order to improve access to emergency medical services in one or more rural communities identified by the department in which such access has been degraded due to a hospital's closure during the past five years determined to be unstable or at-risk.

(1)   In the current fiscal year, the department is authorized to establish a DSH pool, or carry forward DSH capacity from a previous period as federally permissible support pool from other available funds, for this purpose and/or if deemed necessary to implement transformation plans for which conforming applications were filed with the department pursuant to this or a previous hospital transformation or rural health initiative proviso, but for which additional negotiations or development were required. The department, at its discretion, may cap or limit the amount of available funds at any time. An emergency department or facility that is established within 35 miles of its sponsoring hospital pursuant to this or a previous hospital transformation or rural health initiative proviso and which receives dedicated funding pursuant to this proviso shall be exempt from any Department of Health and Environmental Control Certificate of Need requirements or regulations. Any such facility shall participate in the South Carolina Telemedicine Network.

(2)   The department may solicit receive proposals from and provide financial support for capital expenditures associated with the replacement/renovation of two or more rural hospitals, not to exceed one-quarter of the total project capital budget or addition of critical health services. Such a plan proposals must be submitted by a hospital system approved to advise a rural transformation project, and the project must be subject to ongoing advisement by the submitting facility, or subject to acquisition by the advising facility. The advised facility must be designated as a critical access hospital in a county experiencing not less than four percent decrease in population between the most recent decennial censuses and have been deemed eligible to participate in the rural transformation pool in a prior fiscal year. Proposals must demonstrate that the rural hospital has been properly sized to meet the needs of its service area and support a sustainable model of care in a rural setting. Priority shall be given to active health service districts and proposals that replace significantly aged physical plants; that preserve access to inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services; or that improve access to behavioral health services. The department shall require such written agreements which may require project milestone, last-dollar funding, and other stipulations deemed necessary and prudent by the department to ensure proper use of the funds are used to improve health outcomes and ensure rural health access. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 35, DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, page 382, proviso 35.11, lines 24 - 31, by striking the proviso in its entirety.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 49, DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM, page 399, proviso 49.1, line 13, by striking /$50,000/ and inserting /$100,000/.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 61, COMMISSION ON INDIGENT DEFENSE, page 417, after line 26, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/(INDEF: Indigent Sex Offender Registry Removal Cases) The funding appropriated under SC Appellate Court Rule 608 Appointments shall be used for Sex Offender Registry Removal actions to include court ordered investigative, expert, or other services necessary for representation by public defenders or other private appointed counsel.

Any private attorney appointed shall be compensated at a rate not to exceed forty dollars per hour for time expended out of court and sixty dollars per hour for time expended in court, or on the basis of a set (flat) fee. The method of payment and amount of set (flat) fee will be determined by the Commission on Indigent Defense. Attorney fees shall not exceed three thousand five hundred dollars.

Reimbursement in excess of the hourly rate and limit set forth herein is authorized only if the court certifies, in a written order with specific findings of fact, prior to the fees being incurred, that reimbursement in excess of the rates or limit is necessary to provide reimbursement adequate to ensure effective assistance of counsel and reimbursement in excess of the limit is appropriate because the services to be provided are reasonable and necessary. If prior approval by written order of the court is not obtained, no additional fees shall be paid under any circumstances.

Upon a finding in ex parte proceedings that investigative, expert, or other services are reasonable and necessary for the representation of the defendant, the court shall authorize the defendant's attorney to obtain such services on behalf of the defendant and shall authorize the payment, from funds available to the Commission on Indigent Defense, of fees and expenses not to exceed five hundred dollars as the court considers appropriate. Payment in excess of the five-hundred-dollar limit is authorized only if the court certifies, in a written order with specific findings of fact, prior to the expense being incurred, that payment in excess of the limit is appropriate because the services to be provided are reasonable and necessary to provide adequate defense. Payments shall be made from funds appropriated for this purpose from the Commission of Indigent Defense. If prior approval by written order of the court is not obtained, no additional expenses shall be paid under any circumstances.

The Commission on Indigent Defense may retain, on a contractual basis, the services of attorneys and other professionals to assist court appointed attorneys to provide quality and effective representation in these cases./
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 73, OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF, page 434, proviso 73.10, line 15, by inserting at the end to read:
/Santee Cooper may reduce their remittance of revenues to the State by the amount paid to the Office of Regulatory Staff for oversight costs under this provision. This reduction shall be made in Santee Cooper's second semiannual remittance to the State. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 87, DIVISION OF AERONAUTICS, page 446, proviso 87.6, line 22, by inserting at the end to read:
/Aeronautics may participate in the Federal Asset Transfer program to secure aircraft for use in official state business by utilizing appropriated general funds, not to exceed $50,000, and after the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission has provided the approval. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 524, proviso 117.124, lines 16 - 33, by striking the proviso in its entirety and inserting:
/117.124.   (GP: Mobile Device Protection Plan) With funds appropriated and authorized in the current fiscal year, the Department of Administration in the current fiscal year, shall implement updated policies for protecting mobile devices including, but not limited to, cellular phones, tablets and laptops. The department must also consider the potential consolidation of existing protection plans as established by other state agencies, to ensure an effective and efficient statewide approach to a protection plan that covers all state owned devices.

(A)   The following factors shall be considered by the department as it reviews options for providing this protection, and to the extent possible, the following components must be included in the updated plan:

(1)   protective cases and screens available for all devices;

(2)   multi-year underwritten insurance coverage for both the device and the protective case;

(3)   zero deductible if possible to ensure cost savings to the department;

(4)   multiple claims per device should be allowable;

(5)   replacement policy if devices cannot be repaired;

(6)   local pickup and delivery service for efficient repair and replacement where possible; and

(7)   chain of custody notifications with real time progress and repair status updates.

(B)   Upon development of these policies and to follow the new mobile device purchasing policy for state agencies, the State Fiscal Accountability Authority must establish a statewide contract for protecting all state-owned, mobile devices that can be included in one combined contract.

(C)   The State Fiscal Accountability Authority must ensure that any contract developed for this purpose is awarded utilizing a competitive approach in accordance with the South Carolina Procurement Code./
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, pages 530-531, proviso 117.144, by striking the proviso in its entirety.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 532, proviso 117.149, line 11, by striking /2021-22/ and inserting /2022-23/.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 542, proviso 117.164, lines 1-7, by striking the proviso in its entirety.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 542, proviso 117.165, lines 8-13, by deleting the proviso in its entirety and inserting:
/(GP: Disinfection and Cleaning) Of the funds appropriated or authorized herein, agencies and political subdivisions, including public school districts, may implement or procure cleaning, sanitization, and disinfection services and products that, at a minimum, meet the most current requirements and guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Environmental Control to mitigate the impact of any COVID-19 strains, as well as other communicable diseases. All cleaning, disinfection, and sanitization products should be able to be safely used on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis and meet the following qualifications, as aligned with current DHEC guidelines:

(1)   be on the EPA approved disinfectant list;

(2)   be a broad-spectrum disinfectant that kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19, norovirus, influenza, e-coli, mold, fungi, and odor causing bacteria;

(3)   be safe for use on multiple solid surfaces without leaving a residue; and

(4)   be recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture as safe for use around food, including for use in cafeterias, kitchens, and other areas where food is prepared or consumed.

The preferred method for widespread disinfection and sanitization of public spaces, after all necessary and recommended cleaning, may include the use of a residual antimicrobial, electrostatic spraying application on surfaces and utilize ultraviolet (UV-C) technology for indoor air quality (IAQ) pursuant to CDC guidelines. All related products and services require independent lab testing for verification of claims, and an Underwriters Lab (UL) listing for any electrical products. When vendors are procured to provide such services the vendor must have evidence of industry experience and expertise. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 542, proviso 117.167, by striking lines 21-27, and inserting:
/117.167.   (GP: Job Order Contracting Pilot Program) For the current fiscal year, the Division of Procurement Services of the State Fiscal Accountability Authority may pilot test a job order contracting method at the request and on behalf of up to six governmental bodies or public procurement units consisting of two state agencies and four school districts by entering into job order contracts to acquire construction services when the exact time or exact quantities of future jobs are not known at the time of contract award. The State Engineer must approve, in his sole discretion, which governmental bodies and public procurement units may participate in the pilot project. Procurement Services may enter into job order contracts with up to four businesses for each governmental body or public procurement unit for each licensing classification and sub-classification for construction. The job order contracts must terminate twenty-four months after award. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 544, after line 16, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/(GP: Statewide Mobile Health Units) For Fiscal Year 2022-23, the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare may provide coordination and requested technical assistance to mobile health units in South Carolina, in order to coordinate statewide delivery of services to increase access to preventative and diagnostic health care, and reduce health inequities for rural, vulnerable, underserved, and displaced populations in South Carolina. To support this goal, the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare shall: 1) be authorized to identify and maintain a directory of currently operating mobile health units, the areas of the state in which they serve, and the scope of services they provide, and the populations served by the mobile health unit; 2) offer technical assistance to these units, and any established in the future, in the form of operational, technical, or logistical guidance and consultation as requested; 3) provide collaborative learning and development opportunities for mobile health units to engage in best practices and increase access to underserved populations or communities; 4) partner with the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie and Denmark Technical College, other public institutions of higher education, state serving healthcare organization and other state serving agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Health and Environmental Control to develop coordinating systems, support, training and health education services to meet the workforce needs of mobile health units and the communities that they serve; and also to develop competencies related to providing high impact mobile health services; and 5) initiate analyses and evaluation on the impact of services delivered through mobile health units. The center shall be available to assist and support implementation strategies driven by local, regional, and state data and research and aligned efforts, and may provide organization and collaboration among mobile health units and any units that may begin operating in the future./
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 562-571, proviso 118.19, by striking the proviso in its entirety and inserting:
/   118.19.   (SR: Nonrecurring Revenue) (A) The source of revenue appropriated in subsection (B) is nonrecurring revenue generated from the following sources:

(1)   $1,023,777,259 from Fiscal Year 2020-21 Contingency Reserve Fund;

(2)   $1,901,589,014 from Fiscal Year 2021-22 Projected Surplus;

(3)   $16,832,497 from Fiscal Year 2021-22 Debt Service in Excess Obligation;

(4)   $53,898,508 from Litigation Recovery Account;

(5)   $525,000,000 from Savannah River Site Litigation; and

(6)   $100,000,000 from Estimated Excess Debt Service above Projected Expenditures.

Any restrictions concerning specific utilization of these funds are lifted for the specified fiscal year. The above agency transfers shall occur no later than thirty days after the close of the books on Fiscal Year 2021-22 and shall be available for use in Fiscal Year 2022-23.

This revenue is deemed to have occurred and is available for use in Fiscal Year 2022-23 after September 1, 2022, following the Comptroller General's close of the state's books on Fiscal Year 2021-22.

(B)   The appropriations in this provision are listed in priority order. Item (1) must be funded first and each remaining item must be fully funded before any funds are allocated to the next item. Provided, however, that any individual item may be partially funded in the order in which it appears to the extent that revenues are available.

The State Treasurer shall disburse the following appropriations by September 30, 2022, for the purposes stated:

(1)   Comprehensive Tax Cut of 2022 (S. 1087 (Word version))   $1;

(2)   F310 -   General Reserve Fund

(a)   General Reserve Fund Contribution   $64,024,852;

(b)   General Reserve Fund Additional Contribution   $209,194,431;

(c)   Capital Reserve Fund   $104,597,215;

(3)   F300 - Employee Benefits

(a)   SCRS and PORS Contributions - Act 13 of 2017   $   115,000,000;

(b)   Employee Bonus   $45,793,437;

(3.1)     From the funds appropriated to Statewide Employee Benefits for Bonus Pay, effective on the first pay date that occurs on or after October 17, 2022, the Department of Administration shall allocate to state agencies $45,793,437 to provide for a one-time lump sum bonus. Each permanent state employee, in a full-time equivalent position, who has been in continuous state service for at least six months prior to July 1, 2022, shall receive an $1,500 one-time lump sum payment. This payment is not a part of the state employee's base salary and is not earnable compensation for purposes of employer or employee contributions to respective retirement systems. This appropriation may be used for payments to employees only in the same ratio as the employee's base salary is paid from appropriated sources and the employing agency shall pay the bonus for federal and other funded full-time equivalent positions employees from federal or other funds available to the agency in the proportion that such funds are the source of the employee's salary. The earnings limitation on bonuses in Proviso 117.52 of this act does not apply to this bonus. For institutions of higher education, the funds received for this bonus may be used without uniformity. Unexpended funds appropriated pursuant to this provision may be carried forward to succeeding fiscal years and expended for the same purposes.

(4)   H630 - State Department of Education

(a)   Capital Funding for Disadvantaged Schools   $110,000,000;

(b)   Bus Lease/Purchase   $12,000,000;

(c)   State Aid to Classrooms-Maintenance of Effort

and Equity   $10,000,000;

(d)   ESA Pilot   $1,000,000;

(e)   State Department of Education Relocation Additional Cost   $12,000,000;

(f)   Anderson 3 Consolidation Relocation   $500,000;

(g)   Battery Creek Elementary Roof Repair   $1,310,000;

(h)   Gallman Elementary School and Community Center

- Renovations and Repair   $1;

(i)   Renovations of St. James Learning Center in Marion   $1;

(j)   Artificial Intelligence Pilot - Autoengineering Pathway   $1;

(5)   H710 - Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School

Renovations and Maintenance   $200,000;

(6)   H750 - School for the Deaf and Blind

Renovation of Educational Buildings   $4,000,000;

(7)   L120 - Governor's School for Agriculture at John de la Howe

Cafeteria Upgrade   $50,000;

(8)   H670 - Educational Television Commission

Regional Studio Construction Enhancements   $35,000,000;

(9)   H640 - Governor's School for Arts and Humanities

Dining Hall Expansion and Furniture Replacement - Phase I   $512,950;

(10)   H950 - State Museum (State Museum Commission)

(a)   Permanent Galley Renovation - Reimagine the

Experience (RTE), which was adopted: Phase 3   $3,375,000;

(b)   Museum's IT Network Upgrade   $110,000;

(c)   Museum Security System Upgrades - Phase 2   $1;

(11)   H960 - Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Commission

(a)   Collections Storage Infrastructure   $95,000;

(b)   SC Vietnam Veterans Program   $30,000;

(12)   H030 - Commission on Higher Education

AmeriCorps Grant (Four years of match)   $240,000;

(13)   H090 - Citadel

Engineering Building   $15,915,510;

(14)   H120 - Clemson University

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $7,500,000;

(15)   H150 - University of Charleston

Maintenance, Renovation, Replacement, and Expansion   $12,500,000;

(16)   H170 - Coastal Carolina

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $1;

(17)   H180 - Francis Marion

Environmental Science and Forestry Building   $8,000,000;

(18)   H210 - Lander

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $6,000,000;

(19)   H240 - SC State

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $25,000,000;

(20)   H270 - USC - Columbia

(a)   Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $1;

(b)   Tucker Center   $9,000,000;

(21)   H290 - USC - Aiken

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $1;

(22)   H340 - USC - Upstate

(a)   Library   $5,000,000;

(b)   Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $3,000,000;

(23)   H370 - USC - Lancaster

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $1;

(24)   H390 - USC - Sumter

Health, Wellness, and Athletic Facilities   $9,000,000;

(25)   H400 - USC - Union

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $1;

(26)   H470 - Winthrop

(a)   Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $6,000,000;

(b)   Wofford Hall and Richardson Hall   $6,000,000;

(c)   Dinkins and Dacus Library Renovation   $5,000,000;

(27)   H510 - Medical University of South Carolina - MUSC

(a)   Purchase of Old Roper St. Francis Hospital   $15,000,000;

(b)   Hospital Authority - SC Children's Hospital

Collaborative Infrastructure   $10,000,000;

(c)   Traumatic Brain Injury Research   $750,000;

(28)   H590 - Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education

(a)   Aiken Technical College

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $1,594,882;

(b)   Central Carolina Technical College

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $10,000,000;

(c)   Denmark Technical College

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $10,000,000;

(d)   Florence-Darlington Technical College

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $2,517,863;

(e)   Greenville Technical College

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $6,611,981;

(f)   Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $4,490,718;

(g)   Midlands Technical College

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $1,572,254;

(h)   Northeastern Technical College

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $1,107,253;

(i)   Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $1,760,379;

(j)   Piedmont Technical College

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $3,385,072;

(k)   Spartanburg Community College

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $3,051,605;

(l)   Technical College of the Lowcountry

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $1,551,771;

(m)   Tri-County Technical College

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $4,234,139;

(n)   Trident Technical College

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $7,080,626;

(o)   Williamsburg Technical College

Maintenance, Renovation, and Replacement   $1,000,000;

(p)   York Technical College   $1;

(q)   Central Carolina Technical College -

Academic Building   $19,000,000;

(r)   Florence-Darlington Technical College -

(i)   Darlington County Campus   $20,000,000;

(ii)   EMT & Paramedic Program Equipment   $500,000;

(s)   Horry-Georgetown Technical College - Grand

Strand Campus Renovation   $5,000,000;

(t)   Midlands Technical College -

Dual Credit and QuickJobs   $4,500,000;

(u)   Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College -

Advanced Manufacturing Building   $8,000,000;

(v)   Tri-County Technical College - Transportation, Logistics,

and Utility Center   $6,000,000;

(w)   Trident Technical College - Berkeley Campus   $6,000,000;

(x)   York Technical College - Baxter Hood Center   $28,000,000;

(y)   Trident Technical College - Logistics Apprenticeship

Program with the SC Ports Authority   $1;

(z)   Spartanburg Community College - Cherokee Campus   $1;

(29)   H730 - Vocational Rehabilitation

(a)   Technology Infrastructure   $269,250;

(b)   ADA Compliant Vehicle Replacement   $520,000;

(c)   Berkeley-Dorchester VR Center Re-roofing   $494,000;

(d)   Conway VR Center Re-roofing   $540,000;

(e)   Rock Hill VR Center Re-roofing   $604,000;

(30)   J020 - Department of Health & Human Services

(a)   Behavioral Health Capacity   $61,500,000;

(b)   Rural Health Network Revitalization   $6,000,000;

(c)   Healthcare Compliance Programs   $5,000,000;

(d)   Youth Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility   $5,000,000;

(e)   Medical Contracts   $2,000,000;

(f)   Pregnancy Crisis Centers   $2,400,000;

(g)   Camp Happy Days   $150,000;

(h)   Beyond BASIC Lifeskills - Intellectual

Disability Assistance   $1;

(i)   Palmetto Foundation for Prevention and

Recovery - Youth Intervention Program   $1;

(j)   Seahaven Home for Youth   $1;

(k)   James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Foundation   $1;

(l)   SC Cervical Cancer Awareness Initiative   $1;

(m)   Marion County Long Term Recovery Group

Home Repairs   $1;

(n)   Fresh Start Transitional Project   $1;

(o)   Pleasant Valley Connection   $1;

(p)   Reedy Fork Center   $1;

(q)   Emma Wright Fuller Foundation

(Fuller Normal Institute)   $1;

(r)   Digital Literacy Project   $500,000;

(s)   FoodShare SC   $200,000;

(t)   Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network   $250,000;

(u)   Sight Savers Child Vision Screening   $250,000;

(v)   SC Cancer Alliance   $500,000;

(w)   Forrester Behavioral Health   $2,000,000;

(x)   Genesis Health Care, Inc.   $1,500,000;

(31)   J040 - Department of Health & Environmental Control

(a)   EMS Association Recruitment and Retention   $1,600,000;

(b)   PFAS Remediation   $25,000,000;

(c)   ePermitting Project Completion   $5,039,612;

(d)   New Morning Foundation   $1,875,000;

(e)   Hazardous Waste Contingency Fund   $1;

(f)   Conestee Dam Emergency Mitigation   $1;

(g)   Town of Honea Path - Chiquola Mills Site Remediation   $1;

(h)   Clarendon County Abandonment of Wells   $1;

(i)   SCBio   $200,000;

(32)   J120 - Department of Mental Health

(a)   State Veterans Nursing Homes   $30,600,000;

(b)   9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Hotline Secondary Call

Center Infrastructure   $1;

(c)   Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI)   $500,000;

(d)   Pickens County Behavioral Health Services   $2,000,000;

(33)   J160 - Department of Disabilities & Special Needs

(a)   Community Based Services   $140,000;

(b)   South Carolina Genomic Medicine Initiative at

Greenwood Genetic Center   $2,000,000;

(c)   Best Buddies   $300,000;

(d)   Unite Us IT Implementation   $1,500,000;

(e)   Youth Intensive Residential Habilitation Homes   $1,500,000;

(34)   L040 - Department of Social Services

(a)   Title IV-E Annualization   $9,000,000;

(b)   Real Champions Pilot Project   $1;

(35)   L060 - Department on Aging

(a)   American Rescue Plan (State Match)   $3,553,000;

(b)   HUD Home Modification   $150,000;

(c)   Oconee County Matching Funds for Senior Center   $7,000,000;

(d)   Murdaugh Center Project - Federal Match   $1;

(e)   Senior Digital Literacy   $350,000;

(36)   L080 - Department of Children's Advocacy

(a)   Foster Care Review Board Advocacy Upgrade   $150,000;

(b)   Children's Advocacy Centers   $1,000,000;

(c)   Administration and Investigations Unit Development   $25,000;

(37)   H790 - Department of Archives & History

(a)   SC American Revolution Sestercentennial Commission   $4,399,000;

(b)   Historic Preservation State Grant Fund   $500,000;

(c)   Agency Digital Conversion to Cloud Storage   $250,000;

(d)   African American History Curriculum   $100,000;

(e)   City of Gaffney Revolutionary War Discovery Center -

Federal Match   $1;

(f)   Laurens County Historic Courthouse Renovation   $1;

(g)   Cherokee Historical Preservation Society   $1;

(38)   H910 - Arts Commission

(a)   Resources to Support Community Arts Organizations   $3,000,000;

(b)   Creative Place Making Pilot in Rural Communities   $500,000;

(c)   Hartsville Center Theater   $1;

(e)   Theatre of the Republic   $1;

(39)   P120 - Forestry Commission

(a)   Fire Support Aircraft   $425,000;

(b)   Wee Tee State Forest Bridge Replacement   $4,500,000;

(40)   P160 - Department of Agriculture

Local Farmers Markets Enhancements   $3,000,000;

(41)   P200 - Clemson - PSA

(a)   Critical PSA Infrastructure   $3,626,000;

(b)   Edisto Research and Education Center Research

Infrastructure Upgrades and Expansion   $7,000,000;

(c)   Poultry Science Research Facility   $1;

(42)   P210 - SC State - PSA

(a)   Expansion of Emerging Agribusiness Programs   $1,500,000;

(b)   Small Business Digital Technologies Transformation   $585,000;

(c)   Youth Residential Cabin at Historic Camp

Harry E. Daniels   $2,000,000;

(d)   The South Carolina Limnology Research Center   $2,000,000;

(e)   Nutrition and Mental Health Amid the

COVID-19 Pandemic   $1;

(f)   Impact of COVID-19 on Small Farm Sustainability

and Capacity   $1;

(43)   P280 - Department Parks, Recreation & Tourism

(a)   Regional Promotions - SCATR   $1,100,000;

(b)   Murrells Inlet Dredging   $25,000,000;

(c)   State Park Enhancements   $19,000,000;

(d)   Destination Specific Grants   $15,000,000;

(e)   Edisto Beach Renourishment   $7,500,000;

(f)   Cabin Construction and Renovations   $4,000,000;

(g)   Santee Cabin Renovation   $1;

(h)   Cheraw State Park Cabins   $1;

(i)   Regional Tourism Advertising   $4,000,000;

(j)   Statewide Exhibits   $500,000;

(k)   Charles Towne Landing Animal Forest Enclosure

Repairs and Upgrades   $500,000;

(l)   Asbestos, Mold, Mildew, and Lead Abatement - Phase 6   $500,000;

(m)   State Parks Road Paving - Statewide   $1;

(n)   Campground Utility Replacement   $1;

(o)   Statewide Campground Comfort Stations   $1;

(p)   Palmetto Trail   $1;

(q)   Foothills Trail Maintenance   $1;

(r)   African American Tourism Institute   $1;

(s)   Summerville Miracle League - ADA Compliant Field   $1;

(t)   Town of Summerville - Maple Street

Extension Pedestrian Safety Improvements   $1;

(u)   Historic Penn Center Restoration   $1;

(v)   Dolly Cooper Park Improvements   $1;

(w)   City of York City Park - Phase II   $1;

(x)   City of Campobello - Community Center Project   $1;

(y)   Slater Hall   $1;

(z)   City of Newberry - Downtown Beautification   $1;

(aa)   Historic Mitchelville - Site Preservation

and Development   $1;

(bb)   Fairfield County Recreation Center   $1;

(cc)   Abbeville County Small Town Historical and Recreation   $1;

(dd)   Anderson County Small Town Historical and Recreation   $1;

(ee)   City of Calhoun Falls - Recreational Facility   $1;

(ff)   City of Calhoun Falls - Baseball Field Update   $1;

(gg)   McCormick County - Nuisance Buildings/Properties   $1;

(hh)   Town of Lowndesville   $1;

(ii)   Greenwood Recreation   $1;

(jj)   City of Saluda   $1;

(kk)   City of Ninety-Six   $1;

(ll)   Town of Hodges   $1;

(mm)   Town of Ware Shoals   $1;

(nn)   Town of Troy   $1;

(oo)   Town of McCormick   $1;

(pp)   Carolina Cup Equipment and Repairs   $1;

(qq)   Cherry Grove FFA Camp   $1;

(rr)   Tourism Congestion Improvements - Hwy 90   $1;

(ss)   City of Orangeburg - Civil Rights Museum   $1;

(tt)   Orangeburg County - Lake Edisto Park Boardwalk   $1;

(uu)   Orangeburg County - Homeless Shelter Renovations   $1;

(vv)   Lower Richland Diamond Festival   $1;

(ww)   Statewide African American History

Tourism and Marketing   $1;

(xx)   Westend Neighborhood Park Construction   $1;

(yy)   Anson Burial Memorial Fund   $1;

(zz)   Butler Heritage Foundation - Economic Development/

Community Investment   $1;

(aaa)   City of Bishopville Recreation Facilities   $1;

(bbb)   Lake Paul Wallace Maintenance and Revitalization   $1;

(ccc)     Enoree Community Revitalization   $1;

(ddd)   Hunters for the Hungry   $1;

(eee)     Colleton County Green Pond Community Center   $1;

(fff)     Swan Lake Iris Gardens/Shotpouch Greenway   $1;

(ggg)   Town of Arcadia Lakes Beautification   $1;

(hhh)   City of Conway - Wetland Park Boardwalk

Trails and Gardens   $1;

(iii)   City of Conway - Riverwalk Connection to

Kingston Lake   $1;

(jjj)   Greeleyville Pavilion   $1;

(kkk)   West Columbia - Riverfront Repair and Expansion   $1;

(lll)   Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens   $1;

(mmm) Rosenwald School   $1;

(nnn)   Morris Island Lighthouse Interior Repairs   $1;

(ooo)   American Landmark Middleton Place Foundation -

Infrastructure Repairs   $1;

(ppp)   Dorchester heritage Museum - Capital Fund Drive   $1;

(qqq)   American Legion Post 170   $1;

(rrr)     PGA Championship   $5,000,000;

(sss)     Film Incentives   $7,000,000;

(44)   P320 - Department of Commerce

(a)   Strategic Economic Development Infrastructure   $100,000,000;

(b)   Closing Fund   $150,000,000;

(c)   Spartanburg Downtown Development Infrastructure   $10,500,000;

(d)   LocateSC   $10,000,000;

(e)   SC Technology and Aviation Center   $9,000,000;

(f)   South Carolina Association for Community

Economic Development   $2,000,000;

(g)   Graduation Alliance   $1;

(h)   Charleston Digital Corridor   $1;

(i)   Stoney Neighborhood Community Development

Corporation   $5,000,000;

(j)   Graduation Alliance   $500,000;

(k)   Palmetto Goodwill   $500,000;

(44.1)   There is established a pilot program within the Department of Commerce named the Public/Private Partnerships - Emergency Services Fund for the purpose of funding projects that increase a local government's emergency services capacity and capability. Every project must involve investment and participation by both private companies and local governments in order to be eligible for funding. The Department of Commerce will provide an annual update by January 15 of each year to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee and Ways and Means Committee until all funds are expended. Any unexpended funds at the end of the fiscal year shall be carried forward and expended in the current fiscal year for the same purposes.

(44.2)   From the funds appropriated to the Department of Commerce (Department) for Strategic Economic Development Infrastructure, one dollar shall be transferred to the South Carolina Quantum Association (Association) for the purposes of procuring and operating a quantum computing system for the benefit of the State of South Carolina. Prior to the transfer of funds, the Department must enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Association which, at a minimum, will include the following:

(a)   the makeup of the Association board of directors (board), which, at a minimum, must include a private sector appointed representative of the state's three research universities;

(b)   the size and appointing authorities of the board cannot be changed without prior written consent from the department;

(c)   a stipulation as to where the Association and the quantum computer will be housed;
            (d)   how the Association will utilize the quantum computer to benefit South Carolina both in economic development and academic research; and

(e)   how ownership of the quantum computer will be handled and under what circumstances the department may take possession of the computer.

Prior to signing of the MOU and transfer of the funds, the department must submit the MOU and the Association must submit their bylaws to the Joint Bond Review Committee for review and comment.

(45)   Y140 - State Ports Authority

Naval Base Intermodal Facility and Container

Barge Infrastructure   $126,900,000;

(46)   P240 - Department of Natural Resources

(a)   Law Enforcement - New Class and Operating   $676,500;

(b)   Water Planning, Mapping, and Monitoring   $2,300,000;

(c)   Land Conservation   $68,250,000;

(d)   Infrastructure Needs   $15,100,000;

(e)   Waterfowl Impoundments Infrastructure Maintenance   $2,727,000;

(f)   Vehicle Rotation   $1,000,000;

(g)   Field/Regional Office and Building Maintenance   $1,000,000;

(h)   Marine Infrastructure   $1;

(i)   Fish Hatcheries and State Lakes Maintenance & Repair   $1;

(j)   Shooting Ranges and Dove Fields   $1;

(k)   Internal Roads and Farm Bridges and

Boat Ramp Maintenance   $1;

(l)   Lake Santee Boat Landing   $4,000,000;

(47)   P400 - Conservation Bank

Conservation Grant Funding   $30,000,000;

(48)   E200 - Attorney General

(a)   Crime Victim Assistance Funding   $25,367,000;

(b)   Dennis Building Infrastructure Upgrades   $15,000,000;

(c)   SC Child ID Program   $3,000,000;

(d)   Savannah River Litigation   $1;

(49)   E210 - Prosecution Coordination Commission

(a)   Agency Technology Equipment and Software   $406,000;

(b)   Solicitor Technology Equipment and Software   $9,600,000;

(c)   General Tort Liability Increase   $1;

(d)   Intake and Analysis Program   $1;

(50)   E230 - Commission on Indigent Defense

Fee and Fines Expenditure Offset   $1;

(51)   D100 - State Law Enforcement Division - SLED

(a)   Agency Personnel and Equipment   $2,357,200;

(b)   Insurance Reserve Fund Increase   $1;

(c)   Animal Fighting Enforcement   $72,600;

(d)   Bell Helicopter   $15,000,000;

(e)   Forensic Breath Testing Units   $2,562,500;

(f)   Pee Dee Regional Office   $4,000,000;

(g)   Vehicle Rotation   $1,000,000;

(52)   K050 - Department of Public Safety

(a)   Insurance Reserve Fund Rate Increases   $1;

(b)   Local Body Camera and Vests Grants Programs   $20,000,000;

(c)   Vehicle Rotation   $3,000,000;

(d)   Governor's Law Enforcement Award   $30,000;

(e)   DPS Agent Body Worn Camera Rotation   $1;

(f)   Radio Rotation   $1;

(g)   Statewide Body Camera Program   $1;

(53)   N200 - Law Enforcement Training Council (Criminal Justice Academy)

(a)   Center for Excellence in Policing and Public Safety   $10,000,000;

(b)   Dormitory Restrooms Renovation   $1,240,553;

(54)   N040 - Department of Corrections

(a)   Critical Deferred Maintenance Projects   $10,000,000;

(b)   Agency Critical Equipment Replacement   $37,013,067;

(c)   Goodman Classroom & Mental Health Services

Modular Buildings   $1,350,000;

(d)   Expansion of K-9 Unit at Level III Lee

Correctional Institution   $352,500;

(e)   Command Center Security Operations & Weapons

Upgrade/Replacement   $263,710;

(f)   CDL Training School Modification   $192,000;

(g)   Security and Maintenance Reserve Fund   $1;

(h)   Insurance Reserve Fund   $1;

(i)   Electronic Monitoring Program   $500,000;

(55)   N080 - Department of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services

(a)   Insurance Reserve Fund Rate Increases   $1;

(b)   Agency Fleet Replacement Plan   $1;

(c)   Agency Equipment   $3,910,683;

(d)   Information Technology Computer Network Refresh   $1,236,051;

(e)   Live Scan   $998,921;

(f)   Electronic Monitoring Program   $500,000;

(56)   N120 - Department of Juvenile Justice

(a)   Severely Mentally Ill (SMI) Youth Facility   $20,000,000;

(b)   Facilities Management - Maintenance and

Security Upgrades   $8,000,000;

(c)   Virtual Visitation Kiosk and Implementation   $1,500,000;

(d)   PACE Center for Girls   $500,000;

(e)   Electronic Monitoring Program   $500,000;

(57)   R520 - State Ethics Commission

Investigator IV   $28,150;

(58)   L360 - Human Affairs Commission

(a)   Security Cameras   $60,000;

(b)   Public Information IT   $70,000;

(c)   Cisco Switches Replacement   $9,000;

(59)   L460 - Commission for Minority Affairs

Technology Infrastructure Upgrades   $250,000;

(60)   R080 - Workers Compensation Commission

IT Legacy System Modernization Project   $5,000,000;

(61)   R360 - Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

(a)   Emergency Response Task Force - USAR - SC Task

Force 1 Equipment   $12,000,000;

(b)   State Fire Marshal - USAR Funding   $5,000,000;

(c)   Emergency Response Task Force - Regional

Team Equipment   $5,000,000;

(d)   Agency Technology Upgrades   $2,000,000;

(e)   EMT Training   $850,000;

(f)   USAR Building Renovation   $1;

(g)   USAR Headquarters and Emergency Operations Centers   $1;

(h)   Slater Marietta Fire Department   $1;

(i)   Fairfield County Fire Service Firefighter Air Packs   $1;

(j)   Town of Patrick Fire Department Equipment   $1;

(62)   R400 - Department of Motor Vehicles

(a)   CDL Testing Site Expansion   $3,201,370;

(b)   Established Motor Carrier Service State Program   $1,092,000;

(63)   R600 - Department of Employment & Workforce

Be Pro Be Proud - Final Phase   $642,500;

(64)   U120 - Department of Transportation

(a)   Rural Interstate Funding   $176,500,242;

(b)   Surface Transportation Resiliency Studies   $5,000,000;

(c)   City of York Lincoln Road Sidewalk Installation   $1;

(d)   Hampton County - Exit 38 Public Safety Upgrades   $1;

(e)   City of Easley - Congestion Mitigation   $1;

(65)   U200 - County Transportation Funds

CTC Acceleration   $250,000,000;

(66)   U300 - Division of Aeronautics

Statewide Airport Growth Response   $65,000,000;

(67)   B040 - Judicial Department

Court of Appeals New Courtroom and Office Space   $1,641,410;

(68)   C050 - Administrative Law Court

(a)   Computer Equipment Maintenance   $423,385;

(b)   Renovations and Furniture   $923,028;

(69)   A170 - Legislative Services

Enterprise Software Systems   $8,500,000;

(70)   D300 - Office of Resilience

Disaster Relief and Resilience Reserve Fund   $10,660,006;

(71)   D500 - Department of Administration

(a)   Facilities Management - Maintenance Projects   $10,000,000;

(b)   Digital Government Transformation   $6,500,000;

(c)   Palmetto Statewide Radio System   $1;

(d)   Leadership South Carolina   $1;

(e)   Marion County Animal Shelter Infrastructure costs   $1;

(f)   Barnwell County Consolidated High School &

CATE Center (SRS)   $105,000,000;

(g)   Aiken County Public School District (SRS)   $22,975,000;

(h)   Allendale School District Capital Improvements (SRS)   $15,000,000;

(i)   Edgefield County School District Workforce

Equipment and Training (SRS)   $1,600,000;

(j)   Bettis Academy Preparatory School Renovation

and Construction (SRS)   $1,200,000;

(k)   Fox Creek Athletic Complex (SRS)   $1,000,000;

(l)   Bamberg County Consolidated Schools -

Schools Facilities Bond Reduction (SRS)   $5,000,000;

(m)   Aiken Technical College - Welding Lab (SRS)   $1,500,000;

(n)   Aiken Technical College - Nursing School Facility (SRS)   $1;

(o)   Piedmont Technical College Advanced

Manufacturing Center (SRS)   $10,000,000;

(p)   North Augusta/Aiken County New Savannah

Bluff Lock and Dam (SRS)   $15,000,000;

(q)   Aiken County Storage Tanks and Pump Stations (SRS)   $4,000,000;

(r)   North Augusta Regional Solid Waste

Transfer Station (SRS)   $2,000,000;

(s)   Aiken Generational Park (SRS)   $1,200,000;

(t)   Aiken Railroad Facilities Renovation

and Completion (SRS)   $900,000;

(u)   Industrial Park Project in Eastern

Aiken County (SRS)   $10,000,000;

(v)   Edgefield Law Enforcement Center (SRS)   $18,000,000;

(w)   National Lab (SRS)   $20,000,000;

(x)   Dreamport National Guard (SRS)   $10,000,000;

(y)   Cyber Initiative - Fort Gordon Army Cyber

Command Center (SRS)   $15,000,000;

(z)   Redevelopment and Economic Development

in Downtown Aiken (SRS)   $20,000,000;

(aa)   Allendale CV Bing Community Center (SRS)   $4,500,000;

(bb)   Allendale County - Law Enforcement Agency

Consolidation and Upgrades (SRS)   $1;

(cc)   Barnwell Multipurpose Building (SRS)   $2,000,000;

(dd)   Blackville Multipurpose Space (SRS)   $2,000,000;

(ee)   Williston City Park Multipurpose Building (SRS)   $1,000,000;

(ff)   Aiken Horse Creek Water Treatment

Plant Upgrades (SRS)   $1;

(gg)   Aiken Highway 19 Corridor Business/

Economic Development (SRS)   $1;

(hh)   Aiken Public Safety Infrastructure County

Fire Suppression (SRS)   $1;

(ii)   Aiken Sage Mill Industrial Park Improvements (SRS)   $1;

(jj)   Aiken Waterline from Beech Island to Jackson

w/ Elevated Water Tanks (SRS)   $1;

(kk)   Allendale Purchase - Permitting and Development

of Industrial Site (SRS)   $1;

(ll)   Bamberg County - Airport Improvements (SRS)   $1;

(mm)   Bamberg County - Cross Rhodes Industrial

Park Spec Building (SRS)   $1;

(nn)   Colleton County - New Spec Industrial

Shell Building (SRS)   $1;

(oo)   Hampton County - Purchase of property adjacent

to Industrial Park (SRS)   $1;

(pp)   Lexington Batesburg-Leesville Industrial Park - Construction

of Speculative Building on Parcel #1 (SRS)   $1;

(qq)   Lexington Batesburg-Leesville Industrial Park -

Parcel #1 Site Preparation (SRS)   $1;

(rr)   Lexington Chapin Business and Technology Park

at Brighton (SRS)   $1;

(ss)   Lexington Saxe Gotha Industrial Park -

Parcel #9 Site Preparation (SRS)   $1;

(tt)   Lexington Saxe Gotha Industrial Park Phase

III Roadway and Waterline Expansion (SRS)   $1;

(uu)   Orangeburg County - Hidden Valley Road/

Essex Road Sewer (SRS)   $1;

(ww)   Orangeburg County - Holy Hill Services Center

Renovation (SRS)   $1;

(xx)   Orangeburg County - Property Acquisition (SRS)   $1;

(yy)   Orangeburg County - Western End Industrial

Spec Building (SRS)   $1;

(zz)   Piedmont Technical College - Workforce Development

and Career Training in Saluda County (SRS)   $1;

(aaa)   County Transportation Committees

(excluding primary counties) (SRS)   $1;

(bbb)   Aiken County Rural Health Services

Building (SRS)   $6,000,000;

(ccc)     Aiken County Law Enforcement Complex (SRS)   $1;

(ddd)   Aiken County United Way Building/

Infrastructure (SRS)   $1;

(eee)     Children's Place Incorporated/Multi-County

Therapeutic Child Care Infrastructure (SRS)   $1;

(fff)     Naval Base Intermodal Facility and Container

Barge Infrastructure (SRS)   $223,100,000;

(72)   E160 - State Treasurer

(a)   Disaster Trust Fund   $13,849,927;

(b)   Digital Currency Literacy   $500,000;

(73)   E240 - Adjutant General

(a)   IT Network Migration License Fees   $195,000;

(b)   Olympia Armory Renovation   $3,040,450;

(c)   Armory Revitalization Funding   $2,500,000;

(d)   SCEMD - Building Repairs   $221,000;

(e)   SCEMD - Replacement of HVAC Units (Phase 3 of 3)   $172,000;

(f)   AmeriCorps - State Match   $338,000;

(74)   E260 - Department of Veterans' Affairs

(a)   Military Affairs Expansion   $8,000;

(b)   Mobile Service Capability   $1,283,380;

(c)   Veteran Transition Homes   $10,000,000;

(d)   Military Enhancement Fund   $10,000,000;

(75)   X220 -   Aid to Subdivisions - State Treasurer

Council of Governments Supplement Increase   $1,000,000;

(76)   Funds shall be appropriated for Law Enforcement purposes as follows: K050 - Department of Public Safety: Marion County Sheriff's Office $300,000; Bamberg County Law Enforcement $250,000; Mental Health for Incarcerated Individuals Pilot Program $373,000; Abbeville County Detention Center $225,000; Abbeville Sheriff's Office $279,657; Turn 90 $667,000; City of Sumter Emergency Services $1,700,000; Spartanburg Police Department $490,000; Bluffton Police Department $100,000; Beaufort County Crime Lab $400,000; SC Feral Hog Eradication Partnership $750,000; Florence County Sheriff's Office $598,000; Lancaster County Sheriff's Office $350,000; Estill Community Center/Police Facility $350,000; Tri-County Biological Lab $1,000,000; Youth Empowerment Services, Inc. $200,000; Lee Law Enforcement & Coroners $250,000; and Georgetown County Sheriff's Office $1,000,000;

(77)   Funds shall be appropriated for Local Government purposes as follows: X220 - Aid to Subdivisions - State Treasurer: City of Florence Economic Development $2,750,000; West Main Street Strategic Growth Corridor $4,500,000; City of Marion $90,000; City of Mullins $75,000; Town of Arcadia Lakes Beautification $500,000; Saluda County $364,000; Goose Creek Crosswalks $35,000; City of Goose Creek $2,500,000; Greater Waverly Foundation $200,000; Town of Blythewood $500,000; Aynor Town Park Improvements $350,000; St. Stephen Town Hall $40,000; Tri-City Community Center $50,000; Town Resource Center - Phase II $50,000; Charleston Animal Society $500,000; Project Street Outreach $50,000; Wadmalaw Island Community Center $500,000; Calhoun County Beautification - Calhoun County $35,000; John Ford Community Center - Calhoun County $76,295; St. Matthews Railroad Beautification - Calhoun County $95,000; Town of Timmonsville $300,000; City of Darlington $300,000; CORESC $1,000,000; Lee County Community Wellness Center $750,000; Community Vision of Hope $100,000; Tri-City Visionaries $150,000; Juveniles Upholding Morals and Principles of Society $50,000; Town of Winnsboro - Main Street Revitalization $500,000; North Charleston SC Youth $50,000; Positive Vibes Mentorship Program $100,000; Tiny is Powerful $75,000; Digital Access $250,000; City of Georgetown $500,000; and E260 - Department of Veterans' Affairs: Military Museum $8,000,000;

(78)   Funds shall be appropriated for Sports, Recreation, Tourism, and Agriculture purposes as follows: P280 - Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism: Rembert Black Cowboy Festival $25,000; Saluda Grade Rail Trail $5,000,000; Lancaster County Recreational Facility $750,000; Friends of Harbison State Forest $250,000; Finlay Park $1,000,000; Holocaust Council $1,000,000; Anne Frank Center $2,000,000; Fort Howell Park Renovations $45,000; Outside Hilton Head Foundation $125,000; Swamp Rabbit Trail $500,000; Isle of Palms Harbor Dredging $1,500,000; Medal of Honor Leadership and Education Foundation $4,000,000; Green Crescent Trail Phase II of II $800,000; Socastee Park $5,000,000; Manchester Trailways $25,000; Kings Mountain State Park $250,000; Carolina Cup $500,000; Greenville Zoo $1,000,000; Spanish Moss Trail Pedestrian Crossing $200,000; Hunting Island Lighthouse Stair Repair $1,000,000; Lexington Greenway Extension $8,000,000; Surfside Pier $1,000,000; Magnolia Building Renovation $800,000; Bobby Richardson Park $1,750,000; Sumter County Trailhead and Pedestrian Access $3,000,000; Patriot Hall Renovation $4,600,000; Patriot Park Expansion/Miracle Park $5,000,000; Giving Hope Gardens $200,000; Criterion Club of Dillon $125,000; Town of Lake View - Hilltop Park $145,000; City of Dillon Golf Course - Maintenance Needs $1,100,000; Main Street Dillion - SC Streetscape $1,250,000; Coulter Academy $500,000; Old Marlboro Community Center - King Street $750,000; Marlboro County Recreation Facilities $2,000,000; Heyward House $500,000; MI Bike Path $325,000; Revolutionary Park $30,000; City of Liberty Rec Center $50,000; Pickens County YMCA $1,000,000; SC Athletic Coaches Association - North vs. South All Star Game $100,000; North Augusta Miracle Field $500,000; Springfield Multipurpose Community & Recreation Center $1,800,000; West Orangeburg Community Center $2,000,000; CR Neal Center $300,000; Trinity Education Community and Conference Center $300,000; St. Michael's Historic Slave Cemetery $40,000; Wassamassaw Recreational Park $20,000; Pineville/Eadytown Community Park $30,000; Cross Community Center $30,000; YMCA Cane Bay $50,000; Antioch Multi-Purpose Building $200,000; Dorchester Heritage Center $1,000,000; Manning Church Street Park Development $699,500; St. Luke Community Basketball Court Reno - Florence County $25,000; Youth Center Renovations $250,000; Ridgeway Splashpad $50,000; Sandy Run Walking Trail - Calhoun County $100,000; Orangeburg - Whitaker Park Upgrades $350,000; Calhoun County Recreational Facility Upgrades and Marketing $500,000; Penn Center - St. Helena Island $1,027,800; Township Auditorium $100,000; Elmwood Park Cemetery $100,000; YMCA of Columbia $150,000; State Museum $350,000; Columbia Urban League $500,000; City of Columbia Greenway $1,500,000; Williams Street Gateway Infrastructure Project $9,000,000; International African American Museum $1,000,000; Seneca Event Center $10,000,000; Lake Warren State Park $1,000,000; Darlington Raceway $500,000; Arts Center at Fountain Park $1,000,000; Southeastern Wildlife Expo $300,000; Charleston Wine & Food Festival $300,000; Spoleto Festival $500,000; Explore Black Charleston/Columbia $100,000; Riverbanks Zoo $1,000,000; SC Aquarium $8,000,000; Office of Tourism Analysis $1,000,000; Angel Oak Park & Preserve $3,000,000; Dolly Cooper Park $500,000; Festival on the Avenue $100,000; West End Neighborhood Park $1,050,000; City of Sumter N. Main Corridor Improvement $1,100,000; South Sumter Park $2,500,000; Lee State Park $75,000; Goodale State Park $175,000; Pearl Flynn Garden Project $500,000; Anderson YMCA $300,000; Fountain Inn Main Street Enhancements $1,000,000; Jones Mill Historic Site and Park $1,600,000; Sanctified Hill Park $2,500,000; and Lexington County Conference Center $5,000,000; P160 - Department of Agriculture: South Carolina Ag in the Classroom $750,000; Foothills Agriculture Center Projects $650,000; York County 4H Arena $500,000; and Statewide Agriculture Museum $100,000; R360 - Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation: City of Marion Fire Department $95,000; Lexington County Fire Service $1,000,000; Western York County Fire Department $250,000; Fort Lawn Fire Dept - Gallo Winery $2,000,000; Boiling Springs Fire District $1,600,000; Piedmont Fire Department $200,000; V-Safe $3,000,000; and Anderson County Fire Service $150,000; U300 - Division of Aeronautics: Hilton Head Island Airport Expansion $12,000,000; U120 - Department of Transportation: Left Lane Drivers Signage $50,000; H790 - Department of Archives & History: Barber House - Historical Tourism $50,000; Revolutionary War Discovery Center $1,000,000; Ninety Six Historical Society $12,000; Pickens County Historical Society $50,000; SC Historical Society $1,500,000; and Lincoln Preservation Society $450,000; H910 - Arts Commission: Gibbes Museum of Art $1,300,000; Southside Cultural Monument $300,000; Camden Colonial Arts $300,000; P200 - Clemson PSA: Economic Development - Cultural Welcome Center $7,000,000; and Y140 - State Ports Authority: Port Royal Sound $100,000;

(79)   Funds shall be appropriated for Economic Development purposes as follows: P320 - Department of Commerce: Town of Lamar Economic Development $150,000; Scranton Industrial Park $1,100,000; Florence County Industrial Park East $3,400,000; City of Columbia Railroad Project $20,000,000; Greater South Farrow Road Community Development Foundation $100,000; SC Business Advancement Center $600,000; Florence County Industrial Park West $4,275,000; Greenbrier Resources Community Development Center $50,000; and SC Rural Community and Workforce Development $211,000;

(80)   Funds shall be appropriated for Educational purposes as follows: H030 - Commission on Higher Education: University Center $885,000; H590 - Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education: Technical College of the Lowcountry - Workforce Collaborative $2,500,000; and H360 - USC - Beaufort: USC Beaufort Convocation Center $5,000,000; and H630 - State Department of Education: Christian Learning Center of Greenville County $1,500,000; Palmetto Palace $250,000; The Center for Education Equity $600,000; Palmetto Project $250,000; Turbeville Library $750,000; Berkley County Library - Goose Creek $300,000; John McKissick Field Upgrades $500,000; Boys State $25,000; Girls State $25,000; and Regional Education Centers $3,000,000; and

(81)   Funds shall be appropriated for Healthcare purposes as follows: J020 - Department of Health & Human Services: Palmetto Foundation for Prevention and Recovery - Youth Intervention Program $150,000; Project NOLA $250,000; Hope Center $50,000; Palmetto Mens Center - Hope Health $1,000,000; Women in Unity $300,000; The Hive Community Organization $150,000; Helping Hands $250,000; Nicholtown Child and Family Collaborative $25,000; Med Ex Academy $100,000; Barksdale Foundation Sickle Cell Unit $500,000; St. Clare Maternity Home $200,000; Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country $50,000; Shoreline Behavioral Health $1,000,000; Abbeville Co. DSS/DHHS $100,000; Mobile Medical Units $190,000; Community Health Workers Association $1,000,000; Dianne's Call $150,000; Antioch Senior Center $300,000; Brain Injury Association $374,500; Community Medicine Foundation $500,000; Upstate Family Resource Center $900,000; Connie Maxwell Children's Ministries Healing Center $250,000; Moncks Corner Mental Health Gym $250,000; The Medi $50,000; Pathways Community Center Fire Suppression $500,000; J120 - Department of Mental Health: Pickens County Behavioral Health Services $2,000,000; J040 - Department of Health & Environmental Control: Wachesaw Outfall Project $1,200,000; Aynor Stormwater Project $650,000; Harleyville Sewer Projects $350,000; Ridgeway Water Tower Maintenance $100,000; Impact fees for water/sewer construction $500,000; Ocean Outfalls - Myrtle Beach $31,000,000; Ocean Outfalls - North Myrtle Beach $10,000,000; Orangeburg - DPU Water Study $10,000; York County York Upper and Lower Reservoir Dam Remediation $200,000; York County Elevated Storage Tank $400,000; York Water Filtration Plant Environmental Remediation $700,000; York County Fishing Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrades $1,500,000; York County Water Line Replacement $1,500,000; Catawba Wateree water Supply Master Plan $500,000; Chester Wastewater Connection to Rock Hill $10,000,000; Windemere Basin Study and outfall Maintenance $1,500,000; Sumter County Utility System Upgrades $3,700,000; James Island Watershed Restoration - Pollution Mitigation $1,000,000; Nursing Program Expansion and Retention $2,000,000; J160 - Department of Disabilities & Special Needs: Unumb Center - Disabled Residential and Occupational Center $5,000,000; Special Olympics $250,000; L040 Department of Social Services: Richland County DSS $300,000; Florence Crittenton Homes $500,000; The Courage Center $301,461; L080 - Department of Children's Advocacy: Lowcountry Orphan Relief Midlands Expansion $75,000; Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center $200,000; J200 - Department of Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Services: Trinity Health Behavioral Care Dillon County Facility $500,000; Trinity Behavioral Care Marlboro County Facility. $1,500,000; Clarendon Behavioral Health Services $1,444,980; Alpha Center (Chesterfield 301) $1,750,000; and L060 - Department on Aging: Lee County Council on Aging $50,000; Orangeburg Senior Center $1,000,000; and Darlington Council on Aging $250,000.

(C)   Unexpended funds appropriated pursuant to this provision may be carried forward to succeeding fiscal years and expended for the same purposes. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 571-573, proviso 118.20 by striking the proviso in its entirety.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 573, after line 14, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/(SR: Excess Funds for State Health Plan) In Fiscal Year 2022-23, from unallocated American Rescue Plan Act funds, there is hereby appropriated to the State Health Plan a sufficient amount, not to exceed $200 million, as necessary to ensure the uninterrupted payment of claims, if there are not sufficient funds available from its own reserves to pay such claims./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.

Rep. SIMRILL explained the amendment.

Rep. SIMRILL spoke in favor of the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 108; Nays 7

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Govan
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hiott
Hixon                    Hosey                    Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Matthews                 McCravy                  McDaniel
McGarry                  McGinnis                 McKnight
J. Moore                 T. Moore                 D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Weeks
West                     Wetmore                  Wheeler
White                    Whitmire                 R. Williams
Willis                   Wooten                   Yow

Total--108

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                     Jones                    Magnuson
May                      McCabe                   Morgan
Trantham                                          

Total--7

The amendment was then adopted.

RECORD FOR VOTING

I inadvertently voted in favor of Amendment 1A of H. 5150 (Word version). I intended to vote against the amendment.

Rep. Patrick Haddon

Rep. HERBKERSMAN proposed the following Amendment No. 2A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-palmetto autism study committee.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 544, after line 16, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/   (GP: Palmetto Autism Study Committee) (A) For Fiscal Year 2022-23, there shall be established the Palmetto Autism Study Committee to be housed in the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The study committee shall address, but is not limited to, the following issues:

(1)   the best ways to ensure the timely evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of autism for individuals aged eighteen and under and their families;

(2)   the need for and viability of development of statewide autism centers of excellence that engage in the training of practitioners and advanced treatment practices and research related to autism;

(3)   reviewing and evaluating the accessibility to initial autism evaluations and Medicaid eligibility to identify any barriers to diagnosis and enrollment; and

(4)   methods by which financial assistance can be provided to families in order to obtain needed autism services.

(B)   The study committee shall be composed of members appointed as follows:

(1)   two appointees by the Governor, one of which may be a parent of an autistic child;

(2)   three appointees by the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, one of which may be a House member, one of which may be a practitioner, and one of which may be a parent of an autistic child;

(3)   three appointees by the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, one of which may be a Senate member, one of which may be a practitioner, and one of which may be a parent of an autistic child;

(4)   the director of the Department of Health and Human Services or his designee; and

(5)   the director of the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs or his designee.

No member of the study committee shall be entitled to any compensation or reimbursement, and no three members of the study committee shall reside in the same public health region of the state.

(C)   Any administrative services or support for the study committee shall be provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.

(D)   No later than January 15, 2023, the study committee shall provide the Governor, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee with a report on its findings and recommendations on the issues contained in this provision. /
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Rep. HERBKERSMAN explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 106; Nays 4

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Govan
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Howard                   Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Long
Lucas                    Matthews                 McCravy
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 J. Moore                 T. Moore
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thayer                   Thigpen
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--106

Those who voted in the negative are:

Haddon                   Hill                     May
McCabe                                            

Total--4

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. HERBKERSMAN proposed the following Amendment No. 3A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-covid-19 research.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 544, after line 16, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/   (GP: COVID-19 Research) From the funds held in the COVID-19 Response Reserve Account established pursuant to Act 135 of 2020, an amount not to exceed $27,650,000 may be transferred to the Medical University of South Carolina to conduct a clinical trial for an investigational drug to be used in the treatment of COVID-19. Funding is to be made in two phases, Phase I of which must be limited to an amount not to exceed $13,063,639, and Phase II of which must be limited to an amount not to exceed $14,586,361. These transfers are subject to direction by the Governor, and review and comment by the Joint Bond Review Committee, for each phase of the clinical trial. Without limitation, funding for Phase I of the clinical trial is contingent upon establishment of outcome measures against which efficacy of the treatment will be assessed, and which must be included in the University's request to the Governor for consideration of the proposed expenditure. Without limitation, funding for Phase II of the clinical trial is contingent upon outcomes clearly demonstrating success of Phase I of the clinical trial. The University may collaborate with other public and private entities in conducting the clinical trial; provided, however, that the University must reserve its sole accountability and responsibility for conduct of the clinical trial and management of the funding to ensure that funds are expended only for the public purpose of promoting the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of this State. The University must establish a schedule of expenditure projections for each phase of the clinical trial, and must provide periodic reports to the Governor and the Joint Bond Review Committee in such form and at such times as each may prescribe. In addition to the foregoing, the University must provide to the Governor and the Joint Bond Review Committee an accounting of the expenditures for each phase of the clinical trial as soon as practicable following the earlier of conclusion of each phase of the clinical trial or exhaustion of the funding applicable thereto. In the event that any funds remain unexpended at the conclusion of either phase of the clinical trial, this authorization must lapse to the extent of the unexpended funds, and such unexpended funds must revert to their original funding source, with availability for expenditure in accordance with their original statutory purpose.   /
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Rep. HERBKERSMAN explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 98; Nays 15

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Gilliard                 Govan                    Hardee
Hart                     Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hixon                    Hosey                    Howard
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Lowe                     Lucas                    Matthews
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 J. Moore
T. Moore                 D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thigpen                  Weeks
West                     Wetmore                  Wheeler
White                    Whitmire                 R. Williams
Willis                   Yow                      

Total--98

Those who voted in the negative are:

Burns                    Chumley                  Dabney
Forrest                  Haddon                   Hill
Hiott                    Jones                    Long
Magnuson                 May                      McCabe
Morgan                   Oremus                   Trantham

Total--15

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. SIMRILL proposed the following Amendment No. 4A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-residential treatment facilities.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 544, after line 16, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/(GP: Licensure of Residential Treatment Facilities) From the funds appropriated in this act, the Department of Health and Environmental Control shall collaborate with the Department of Health and Human Services to determine the number of Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) beds needed to ensure availability of in-state services for South Carolina residents. In accordance with this determination, DHEC shall use RTF license application and renewal fees to issue and renew licenses only in a manner that specifies the percentage of beds each RTF must staff and reserve for South Carolina residents./
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Rep. SIMRILL explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 98; Nays 15

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bannister
Bennett                  Bernstein                Blackwell
Bradley                  Brawley                  Brittain
Bryant                   Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Forrest
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Govan
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Howard                   Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Lowe                     Lucas                    Matthews
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 J. Moore                 T. Moore
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                Oremus
Ott                      Parks                    Pendarvis
Pope                     Rivers                   Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Thigpen                  Weeks                    West
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Willis
Wooten                   Yow                      

Total--98

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                  Burns                    Chumley
Dabney                   Haddon                   Hill
Jones                    Long                     Magnuson
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
Morgan                   Nutt                     Trantham

Total--15

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. SIMRILL proposed the following Amendment No. 5A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-airport sale and consumption of alcohol.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 544, after line 16, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/   (GP: Alcohol Consumption in Airport) During the hours of airport operation, approved airport concessionaires holding a valid South Carolina alcoholic liquor license for on premises consumption at the following airports: Charleston International, Columbia Metropolitan, Florence Regional, Greenville-Spartanburg International; Myrtle Beach International, and Hilton Head Island Airport, may, upon the written approval of the respective airport authority, sell alcoholic liquor by the drink, to a person twenty-one years of age or older, for consumption throughout the interior of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened portion of the respective airport terminals.

A person, twenty-one years of age or older, may, from an approved concessionaire holding a valid South Carolina alcoholic liquor license for on premises consumption, purchase and consume alcoholic liquor by the drink throughout the interior of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened portion of the respective airport terminals.   /
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Rep. SIMRILL explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 101; Nays 9

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliard                 Govan
Hardee                   Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Hewitt                   Hill                     Hixon
Hosey                    Howard                   Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 Matthews                 May
McCabe                   McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 J. Moore
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Wooten                   

Total--101

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bryant                   Burns                    Chumley
Gilliam                  Haddon                   Hiott
Long                     McCravy                  Yow

Total--9

The amendment was then adopted.

STATEMENT FOR JOURNAL

May 11, 2022
The Honorable James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House of Representatives
506 Blatt Bldg.
Columbia, SC 29201

Dear Speaker Lucas,

I am notifying you that I will not participate in the debate or vote on Amendment 5A to H. 5150 (Word version). In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) and 8-13-740 of the SC Code, I recuse myself from voting on the amendment to the bill due to a potential conflict of interest because of an economic interest of myself and the business with which I am associated may be affected. I wish to have my recusal noted for the House Journal.

Sincerely,
Rep. West Cox

Rep. G. M. SMITH proposed the following Amendment No. 6A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-surplus property.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 308, after line 18, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/(SDE: Surplus Property) A school district must transfer, or offer for sale or lease, any surplus real property or property which has been vacant, unused, or unused for direct student instruction for the previous four school years and is not currently included in any district capital improvement plan for future use on or before July 1, 2022. All school districts must publish on their website by September 15, 2022, a list of properties that qualify under this provision.

A school district shall comply with the requirements of this provision by transferring such property to another governmental subdivision or state agency that has provided written confirmation of an intent to accept the property for public use by December 31, 2022. Any governmental subdivision or state agency providing such written confirmation must comply with all requirements related to the acquisition of real property or surplus property, and/or requirements related to the establishment of permanent improvement projects prior to accepting property transferred pursuant to this provision.

If no governmental subdivision or state agency confirms an intent to accept the property, the district shall offer the property for sale or lease at fair market value as determined by a neutral appraiser and in compliance with existing law providing for sale or lease of such property by a school district. If a school district fails to comply with this provision, the Department of Education must withhold five percent of all state payments to the district until the district complies./
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Rep. G. M. SMITH explained the amendment.


The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 110; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brawley                  Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Govan
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hill                     Hiott
Hixon                    Hosey                    Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 Matthews
May                      McCabe                   McDaniel
McGarry                  McGinnis                 McKnight
J. Moore                 T. Moore                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Thigpen                  Trantham                 Weeks
West                     Wetmore                  Wheeler
White                    Whitmire                 Willis
Wooten                   Yow                      

Total--110

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The amendment was then adopted.

Reps. WHITMIRE and ALLISON proposed the following Amendment No. 7A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-teacher taskforce.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 308, after line 18, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/(SDE: Teacher Recruitment and Retention)   (A) The Department of Education shall convene a task force to examine and propose necessary revisions for improving teacher recruitment, retention, and advancement.

(B)   The task force shall be comprised of the following individuals who each should have background and expertise in education:

(1)   one member appointed by the Governor; who shall serve as Chair of the task force;

(2)   the State Superintendent of Education or his designee,

(3)   one member of the South Carolina House of Representatives appointed by the Chair of the House of Representatives Education and Public Works Committee;

(4)   one member of the South Carolina Senate appointed by the Chair of the Senate Education Committee;

(5)   one member appointed by the Chair of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee;

(6)   one member appointed by the Chair of the Senate Finance Committee;

(7)   one member appointed by the Chair of the Board of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office;

(8)   one member appointed by the Governor upon recommendation of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators;

(9)   one member appointed by the Governor upon recommendation of the South Carolina School Boards Association;

(10)   two members appointed by the Commission of Higher Education.   Both appointments shall be employed as a Dean or Interim Dean of a College of Education at an institution of higher learning. One appointee shall be from a public institution, and one shall be from a private institution;

(11)   the current South Carolina State Teacher of the Year;

(12)   three current classroom teachers, with at least one representative from each of the groups listed below, with direct instructional responsibilities, and at least one of which is employed at a Title I school, to be appointed by the Superintendent of Education upon the recommendation of the:

(a)   Palmetto State Teachers Association;

(b)   South Carolina Education Association; and

(c)   South Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators;

(13)   a current participant in the Teaching Fellows program appointed by the Center for Educator Recruitment and Retention; and

(14)   a representative from SC TEACHER appointed by the Dean of the College of Education of the University of South Carolina.

(C)   Members of the task force shall receive no compensation but may receive per diem and mileage from the South Carolina Department of Education as provided for boards and commissions.

(D)   In examining necessary revisions and improvements to the education profession, the task force must consider factors including:

(1)   public input gathered through meaningful consultation with teachers, principals, district officials, education preparation programs including both alternative and traditional higher education providers, and members of the public, including conducting hearings to gather public input;

(2)   research on how teacher salary structures can:

(a)   improve teacher recruitment and retention;

(b)   incentivize methods used within the teaching profession which have an evidence-based impact on student achievement; and

(c)   address staffing shortages in critical needs geographic and content areas;

(3)   assistance from the Southern Region Education Board, Education Commission of the States, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the National Center on Education and the Economy regarding educator recruitment, retention, and advancement from high performing jurisdictions; and

(4)   information provided from the Working Conditions Survey administered by SC TEACHER.

(E)   The task force must submit recommendations for potential reforms to the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President of the Senate by no later than May 31, 2023. Recommendations shall include, but not be limited to, the following areas:

(1)   increasing recruitment to the teaching profession;

(2)   improving teacher preparation;

(3)   transforming compensation for teachers;

(4)   enhancing the effectiveness of teacher evaluation;

(5)   improving working conditions for all teachers; and

(6)   identifying best practices from other jurisdictions and designing them for South Carolina. /
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Rep. WHITMIRE explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 99; Nays 12

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Finlay
Fry                      Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Gilliard
Govan                    Hardee                   Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Howard                   Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
Matthews                 McCravy                  McDaniel
McGinnis                 McKnight                 J. Moore
T. Moore                 D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Weeks
West                     Wetmore                  Wheeler
White                    Whitmire                 R. Williams
Willis                   Wooten                   Yow

Total--99

Those who voted in the negative are:

Burns                    Dabney                   Haddon
Hill                     Jones                    Long
May                      McCabe                   McGarry
Morgan                   Oremus                   Trantham

Total--12

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. WHITE proposed the following Amendment No. 8A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-teacher breach of contract.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 308, after line 18, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/(SDE: Teacher Breach of Contract) For the current fiscal year, the period for educator certificate suspension due to breach of contract must begin on the date such contract is breached with the district and run for the period of time deemed appropriate by the State Board of Education, not to exceed one year from the date of breach. Any teacher whose certificate was suspended as a result of breaching their contract during the COVID-19 pandemic, and have not availed themselves of an appeal with the state board of education may appeal their suspension to the state board of education./
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Rep. WHITE explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 112; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hill                     Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Howard                   Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 Matthews
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 J. Moore                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--112

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. COLLINS proposed the following Amendment No. 9A passed by The House of Representatives (Doc Name COUNCIL\SA\5150C012.JN.SA22.DOCX), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 308, after line 18, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(SDE: Competency-Based Education)   (A)   In the current fiscal year, districts seeking to implement competency-based education may submit a waiver application to the State Board of Education in a format developed by the State Department of Education. For purposes of this proviso, competency-based education refers to a comprehensive learning approach for a student to master competencies and related standards along a personalized, self-paced, and flexible pathway. As part of the waiver application, districts may include in-person instruction, virtual instruction, self-guided learning, and experiential learning through approved off-campus educational opportunities in calculating instructional hours and may offer the required instructional days at any time during the school year, consistent with the law.
(B)   Of the funds appropriated to the Department, the State Department of Education shall create evaluation criteria and guidelines for schools that are operating under a waiver pursuant to this proviso. A participating school shall submit required data for a biennial cyclical review on a form developed by the department. A report summarizing the reviews including the waivers requested and how they hindered implementation must be distributed to the Governor and members of the General Assembly no later than June 30, 2023.   /
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Rep. COLLINS explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 105; Nays 3

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Bailey
Ballentine               Bamberg                  Bannister
Bennett                  Bernstein                Blackwell
Bradley                  Brawley                  Brittain
Bryant                   Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Howard                   Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   Kirby                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Matthews                 McCravy                  McDaniel
McGarry                  McGinnis                 McKnight
J. Moore                 T. Moore                 D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Thigpen                  Trantham                 Weeks
West                     Wetmore                  Wheeler
White                    Whitmire                 R. Williams
Willis                   Wooten                   Yow

Total--105

Those who voted in the negative are:

Dabney                   Hill                     May

Total--3

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. HERBKERSMAN proposed the following Amendment No. 10A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-hospital relocation.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 544, after line 16, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/(GP: Hospital Relocation) For the current fiscal year, the relocation of a licensed hospital in the same county in which the hospital is currently located shall be permitted. Such relocation only qualifies if:

(1)   state funds have been directly appropriated for the purchase of the old building;

(2)   any certificate of need issued to the hospital for a project to be located at the hospital's existing location has been fulfilled, withdrawn, or has expired in accordance with Section 44-7-230 of the 1976 Code of Laws and the department's implementing regulations; and

(3)   the current location is utilized in a manner that furthers healthcare delivery and innovation for the citizens of the State of South Carolina./
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Rep. HERBKERSMAN explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 113; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hill                     Hiott
Hixon                    Hosey                    Howard
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jones                    Jordan                   King
Kirby                    Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
Matthews                 May                      McCabe
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 J. Moore
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Parks
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Thayer                   Thigpen
Trantham                 Weeks                    West
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Willis
Wooten                   Yow                      

Total--113

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. HERBKERSMAN proposed the following Amendment No. 11A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-broadband and telehealth digital literacy.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 33, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, page 366, after line 21, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/   (DHHS: Broadband and Telehealth Digital Literacy) With funds available to the Department of Health and Human Services, the department shall partner with a member of the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance that has relevant expertise for no less than $500,000 to establish a pilot program that leverages telehealth capabilities to improve the health status and condition of other social determinants for rural or other underserved segments of the Medicaid beneficiary population to be identified by the department. Implemented through grant or contract at the department's discretion, the pilot program shall:

(1)   offer digital devices and digital inclusion training for specific categories of Medicaid beneficiaries in one or more communities to be identified by the department;

(2)   make Medicaid beneficiaries aware of the eligibility criteria for the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline program and of the benefits available to them through this program, and if appropriate, support outreach and enrollment; and

(3)   result in the development of a report, which shall be provided to the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, that uses survey and/or other comparable data to explain why many eligible Medicaid members have not previously enrolled for Lifeline, along with findings or recommendations as to how these obstacles may be overcome in the future./
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Rep. HERBKERSMAN explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 108; Nays 6

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brawley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Gilliard
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hiott
Hixon                    Hosey                    Howard
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Matthews                 McCravy
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 J. Moore                 T. Moore
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Thayer
Thigpen                  Trantham                 Weeks
West                     Wetmore                  Wheeler
White                    Whitmire                 R. Williams
Willis                   Wooten                   Yow

Total--108

Those who voted in the negative are:

Hill                     Jones                    Magnuson
May                      McCabe                   Morgan

Total--6

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. HERBKERSMAN proposed the following Amendment No. 12A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-digital literacy.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 40, DEPARTMENT ON AGING, page 392, after line 34, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/   (AGING: Digital Literacy) The Department on Aging shall contract with Palmetto Care Connections for no less than $350,000 to train seniors to use technology, furnish technological devices, and provide one year of cellular service to at least 1,000 senior citizens identified by the Department on Aging in rural and/or underserved counties in South Carolina.

The Department shall submit a report detailing the results of this initiative no later than June 30, 2023, to the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, specifically addressing recommendations for seniors and access to internet connectivity, digital awareness and telehealth proficiency./
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Rep. HERBKERSMAN explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 88; Nays 23


Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Calhoon
Carter                   Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Finlay                   Gagnon
Garvin                   Gatch                    Gilliard
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Howard                   Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Lowe                     Lucas                    Matthews
McDaniel                 McGinnis                 McKnight
J. Moore                 T. Moore                 D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Ott                      Parks                    Pendarvis
Pope                     Rivers                   Rose
Sandifer                 G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Weeks                    West
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Willis
Yow                                               

Total--88

Those who voted in the negative are:

Bennett                  Burns                    Bustos
Caskey                   Chumley                  Dabney
Forrest                  Fry                      Gilliam
Haddon                   Hill                     Jones
Long                     Magnuson                 May
McCabe                   McCravy                  McGarry
Morgan                   Oremus                   Taylor
Trantham                 Wooten                   

Total--23

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. ALEXANDER proposed the following Amendment No. 13A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-poultry manure application.docx), which was rejected:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 34, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, page 381, after line 6, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/ (DHEC: Poultry Manure Application) For the current fiscal year, a facility that utilizes poultry manure and other animal by-products must incorporate the manure within seventy-two hours after land application./
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Rep. ALEXANDER explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 42; Nays 67

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Bamberg                  Bernstein
Brawley                  Calhoon                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Daning                   Dillard
Garvin                   Gilliard                 Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Hosey                    Jefferson                J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            King                     Kirby
Lowe                     McDaniel                 McKnight
J. Moore                 Murray                   Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               M. M. Smith
Tedder                   Thigpen                  Weeks
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  R. Williams

Total--42

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                  Ballentine               Bannister
Bennett                  Blackwell                Bradley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Davis                    Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Haddon                   Hardee
Hewitt                   Hiott                    Hixon
Hyde                     J. E. Johnson            Jones
Ligon                    Long                     Lucas
Magnuson                 May                      McCabe
McCravy                  McGarry                  McGinnis
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Pope                     Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              Taylor                   Thayer
Trantham                 West                     White
Whitmire                 Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--67

So, the amendment was rejected.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposed the following Amendment No. 14A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-asset transfer.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 1, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, page 308, after line 18, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/ (SDE: Asset Transfer) A charter school which transfers its charter to a new authorizer is entitled to retain any federal ESSER funds or equipment purchased with ESSER funds that would otherwise have been allocated to the school by the current authorizer or district and as indicated in the LEA's approved ESSER plan. Any such funds shall be transferred to the new authorizer in accordance with the current district or authorizers ESSER plan and the new authorizer shall maintain all records as required to meet the State Department of Education auditing requirements and any transfer of said funds must be compliant under federal law. /
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Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the amendment.

Rep. MAGNUSON moved to adjourn debate on the Bill.

Rep. MAGNUSON demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 6; Nays 106

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Hill                     Jones                    Magnuson
May                      McCabe                   Morgan

Total--6

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brawley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Gilliard                 Govan                    Hardee
Hart                     Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hiott                    Hixon                    Hosey
Howard                   Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jordan                   King
Kirby                    Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Matthews
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 J. Moore                 T. Moore
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thayer                   Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--106

So, the House refused to adjourn debate.

The question then recurred to the adoption of Amendment 14A.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 106; Nays 6

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Carter                   Caskey
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Gilliard                 Govan                    Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hill                     Hiott
Hixon                    Hosey                    Howard
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Matthews                 May
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 J. Moore                 T. Moore
Morgan                   V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--106

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                  Calhoon                  Dabney
Felder                   McCravy                  D. C. Moss

Total--6

The amendment was then adopted.

AMENDMENT NO. 13A--RECONSIDERED AND RULED OUT OF ORDER

Rep. MCCABE moved to reconsider the vote wherebythe following Amendment was rejected, which was agreed to:

Rep. ALEXANDER proposed the following Amendment No. 13A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-poultry manure application.docx), which was ruled out of order:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 34, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, page 381, after line 6, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/ (DHEC: Poultry Manure Application) For the current fiscal year, a facility that utilizes poultry manure and other animal by-products must incorporate the manure within seventy-two hours after land application./
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Rep. ALEXANDER spoke in favor of the amendment.

POINT OF ORDER

Rep. HILL raised the Point of Order that Amendment No. 13A was not germane to H. 5150 (Word version).

Rep. HIOTT argued against the Point of Order.

Rep. HILL argued in favor of the Point of Order.

Rep. OTT argued against the Point of Order.

The SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE stated that Rule 5.3.B required that temporary provisos have the principal effect of raising revenue or appropriating funds. He stated that the Amendment did not have any effect upon raising revenue or appropriating funds - much less the principal effect of doing so. He sustained the Point of Order and ruled Amendment No. 13A out of order.

Rep. OTT proposed the following Amendment No. 15A to Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-landline funding.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 544, after line 16, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/ (GP: Landline funding) In the current fiscal year, funds generated by the monthly 911 landline charge may be used for communications, or other equipment used by first responders or other public safety agents, such as radios, radio towers, and computers. /
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Rep. OTT explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 110; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Chumley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Gilliard                 Govan                    Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hixon                    Hosey
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jones                    Jordan                   King
Kirby                    Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
Matthews                 May                      McCabe
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Ott                      Parks                    Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thayer                   Thigpen
Trantham                 Weeks                    West
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Willis
Wooten                   Yow                      

Total--110

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. RUTHERFORD proposed the following Amendment No. 16A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-columbia convention center.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 49, DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM, page 401, after line 28, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/(PRT: Columbia Convention Center) Funds remaining of the $9,000,000 appropriated in Act 94 of 2021, Section 118.18 (B)(77) to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism for the Columbia Convention Center Renovation shall be transferred to Aid to Subdivisions - State Treasurer to be allocated by the City of Columbia as follows: $3,000,000 for the Belvedere Neighborhood Flood Mitigation, $4,000,000 for Bluff Road and Atlas Road Area Improvements, and $2,000,000 for Beltline Boulevard Community Enhancements./
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Rep. RUTHERFORD explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 83; Nays 25

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bernstein                Blackwell
Bradley                  Brawley                  Brittain
Bustos                   Carter                   Caskey
Clyburn                  Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Erickson                 Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Gilliard
Govan                    Hardee                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hosey
Howard                   Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jordan                   King
Kirby                    Ligon                    Lowe
Lucas                    Matthews                 McDaniel
McGarry                  McGinnis                 McKnight
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Parks                    Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Tedder
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Weeks
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Willis
Wooten                   Yow                      

Total--83

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                  Bennett                  Bryant
Burns                    Calhoon                  Chumley
Dabney                   Felder                   Forrest
Fry                      Haddon                   Hiott
Jones                    Long                     Magnuson
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Nutt                     Oremus                   Taylor
Trantham                                          

Total--25

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. SIMRILL proposed the following Amendment No. 17A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-nola program.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 33, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, page 366, after line 21, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/(DHHS: NOLA Program) Of the funds appropriated to the department for the current fiscal year, $250,000 shall be utilized for No One Left Alone (NOLA) which is a community-based program designed to address the health equity challenges faced by individuals experiencing poverty in select South Carolina counties related to access to cancer care and support. The program shall include several sub-components including, but not limited to:

(1)   access to precision medicine or comprehensive genomic profiling testing;

(2)   hereditary cancer or GC testing;

(3)   cancer screening services;

(4)   cancer treatment;

(5)   clinical trials; and;

(6)   cancer care resources.

The program shall also identify issues that restrict patients access to care including, but not limited to:

(1)   insurance status;

(2)   mean family income;

(3)   distance to travel to care and transportation options;

(4)   food insecurity

(5)   language barriers, and;

(6)   literacy levels and cultural barriers in adoption of care.

Additionally, the program shall mobilize appropriate resources to support cancer patients, such as financial assistance for out-of-pocket costs for food, transportation to care, and household needs provided by CancerCare. In collaboration with North Central Family Medicine and Plexus Health, direct linkages between clinics and Carolina Blood and CancerCare Associates (CBCCA) may be utilized when the clinics identify cancer patients, cancer caregivers, and the bereaved. CBCCA shall be charged with:

(1)   studying local resources the clinics use to assist their clients that might also prove helpful for cancer patients;

(2)   collecting information through the NOLA intake form administered at CBCCA to identify barriers to care;

(3)   utilizing the above data to carry out support services to CBCCA cancer patients via CBCCA and/or CancerCare;

(4)   identifying the correlation of social determinants of health (SDOH) to gaps in uptake in cancer screening services, biomarker testing, genetic testing, cancer care, and clinical trials; and;

(5)   providing a report of these findings to the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee no later than the June 30, 2023./
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Rep. SIMRILL explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 100; Nays 5

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Chumley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Gilliard
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Matthews                 McCravy                  McDaniel
McGarry                  McGinnis                 McKnight
T. Moore                 D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Parks
Pope                     Rivers                   Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thayer                   Thigpen
Trantham                 Weeks                    West
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Willis
Yow                                               

Total--100

Those who voted in the negative are:

Dabney                   Magnuson                 May
McCabe                   Morgan                   

Total--5

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposed the following Amendment No. 18A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-regional medical center partnership.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 23, MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA., page 354, after line 29, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/(MUSC: Regional Medical Center Partnership) Of the funds appropriated in this act, the Medical University of South Carolina and the Medical University Hospital Authority shall partner with the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg for research and improved access to care in rural and underserved communities experiencing chronic disease. This partnership shall provide for teaching opportunities through resident and medical intern slots, as available, and cooperatively agreed upon by the two institutions, specifically focusing on, but not limited to, telehealth and victims services./
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Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 106; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brawley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Fry                      Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Gilliard
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 Matthews                 May
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Ott                      Parks                    Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thayer                   Thigpen
Trantham                 Weeks                    West
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Willis
Yow                                               

Total--106

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The amendment was then adopted.

Reps. BANNISTER and RUTHERFORD proposed the following Amendment No. 20A passed by the House (Doc Name COUNCIL\DG\5150C016.NBD.DG22.DOCX), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, as and if amended, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 542, after line 31, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/   (GP: Alcohol Modernization)   There is created the Alcohol Modernization Study Committee. The committee shall review laws related to alcoholic beverages and determine whether any amendments to such laws are necessary. The committee shall issue a report with its findings by December 31, 2022. The committee shall consist of the Director of the Department of Revenue or his designee, and two members each appointed by the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Governor. The staffs of the Department of Revenue and the appointing authorities shall aid the committee in its work.   /
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Rep. BANNISTER explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 67; Nays 38


Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Bradley                  Brawley                  Brittain
Bustos                   Carter                   Caskey
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dillard                  Elliott                  Erickson
Finlay                   Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliard                 Hardee
Hart                     Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hosey
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            King
Kirby                    Ligon                    Lucas
Matthews                 McDaniel                 McGinnis
McKnight                 Murphy                   Murray
W. Newton                Parks                    Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Weeks
West                     Wetmore                  Wheeler
R. Williams                                       

Total--67

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                  Blackwell                Bryant
Burns                    Calhoon                  Chumley
Dabney                   Davis                    Felder
Forrest                  Fry                      Gilliam
Haddon                   Hayes                    Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    J. E. Johnson
Jones                    Jordan                   Long
Lowe                     Magnuson                 May
McCabe                   McCravy                  McGarry
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
B. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Thayer                   Trantham                 White
Whitmire                 Yow                      

Total--38

The amendment was then adopted.

Reps. GOVAN, ROBINSON, J. L. JOHNSON and GARVIN proposed the following Amendment No. 21A passed by the House
(Doc Name COUNCIL\DG\5150C018.NBD.DG22.DOCX), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 544, after line 16, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (GP: Youth Violence and Delinquency) (A)   There is created a study committee to investigate the causes of youth violence and delinquency in this State and to make recommendations for proposed changes to state laws and other remedies to address systemic issues including, but not limited to, gang violence and the school house to jail pipeline.

(B)   The study committee shall be composed as follows:

(1)   three members appointed by the Governor;

(2)   one member appointed by the President of the Senate;

(3)   one member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(4)   two members appointed by the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives;

(5)   two members appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives;

(6)   one member appointed by the Department of Mental Health;

(7)   one member appointed by the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus;

(8)   one member appointed by the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice;

(9)   one member appointed by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services;

(10)   one member appointed by the South Carolina Department of Education;

(11)   one member appointed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division;

(12)   one member appointed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Association;

(13)   one member appointed by the South Carolina Sheriffs' Association;

(14)   one member appointed by the South Carolina Department of Social Services;

(15)   one member appointed by the National Urban League;

(16)   one member appointed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People;

(17)   three members appointed by the Governor who must be clergy members in this State;

(18)   one member appointed by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce;

(19)   one member appointed by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance; and

(20)   one member appointed by the South Carolina Technical College System.

(C)   Members of the study committee shall serve without compensation, but are allowed the mileage, subsistence, and per diem allowed by law for members of state boards, committees, and commissions, to be paid equally from approved accounts of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

(D)   The study committee shall choose its officers and must be provided with clerical, administrative, and research services by the House of Representatives and the Senate.

(E)   The study committee shall make a report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly by January 1, 2023, at which time the study committee terminates.   /
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Rep. J. L. JOHNSON explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 71; Nays 34

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Atkinson                 Bailey
Ballentine               Bamberg                  Bannister
Bennett                  Bernstein                Bradley
Brawley                  Brittain                 Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  W. Cox
Crawford                 Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Erickson
Finlay                   Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliard                 Hardee
Hart                     Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hosey                    Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Lowe                     Lucas
McDaniel                 McGinnis                 McKnight
Murphy                   Murray                   W. Newton
Ott                      Parks                    Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Tedder
Thigpen                  Weeks                    Wetmore
Wheeler                  R. Williams              

Total--71

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                  Blackwell                Bryant
Burns                    Chumley                  B. Cox
Dabney                   Felder                   Fry
Gilliam                  Haddon                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Jones
Long                     Magnuson                 May
McCabe                   McCravy                  McGarry
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               B. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Taylor                   Thayer
Trantham                 White                    Whitmire
Yow                                               

Total--34

The amendment was then adopted.


Rep. BENNETT proposed the following Amendment No. 22A (Doc Name COUNCIL\DG\5150C017.NBD.DG22.DOCX), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 113, AID TO SUBDIVISIONS - STATE TREASURER, page 482, after line 9, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (AS-TREAS: Monitoring Pilot Program) From the funds received from the Local Government Fund, the City of Charleston may implement a pilot program of electronic monitoring of repeat offenders who are court ordered as a condition of bond on criminal charges. The city shall determine participants based on criminal history and the likelihood to reoffend while out on bond. Under the program, the city itself shall monitor the participants of the program. The Department of Probation, Pardon and Parole shall coordinate with the City of Charleston Police Department to collect data for the purpose of considering a statewide program. The program may not adopt any policy or practice that is inconsistent with the manner in which bond is issued or revoked. /
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Rep. BENNETT explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 90; Nays 10

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Bradley                  Brawley                  Brittain
Burns                    Bustos                   Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Daning                   Davis
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hosey                    Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jordan                   Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 May
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 T. Moore
Morgan                   V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Pope                     Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Thigpen                  Trantham                 Weeks
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Yow

Total--90

Those who voted in the negative are:

Blackwell                Bryant                   Calhoon
Cobb-Hunter              Dabney                   King
Matthews                 D. C. Moss               Oremus
Rivers                                            

Total--10

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. JEFFERSON proposed the following Amendment No. 23A Passed By The House (Doc Name h:\legwork\house\amend\h-wm\001\h2-medicial ministries.docx), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended,Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, proviso 118.19, by amending amendment h:\legwork\house\amend\
h-wm\001\h2-amend back.docx, page 33, Item (78), by deleting / Dorchester Heritage Center $1,000,000; / and inserting / Dorchester Heritage Center $500,000 / .
Amend the bill further, as and if amended,Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, proviso 118.19, by amending amendment h:\legwork\house\amend\
h-wm\001\h2-amend back.docx, page 35, Item (81), Under Department of Health & Human Services after / Pathways Community Center Fire Suppression $500,000; / by inserting/ Medical Ministries $500,000; /.
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Rep. JEFFERSON explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 80; Nays 25

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bernstein                Bradley
Brawley                  Brittain                 Bustos
Carter                   Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Erickson
Finlay                   Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliard                 Hardee
Hart                     Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hosey                    Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jordan                   King
Kirby                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Matthews                 McDaniel
McGarry                  McGinnis                 McKnight
T. Moore                 Murphy                   Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Ott                      Parks                    Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Thayer
Thigpen                  Weeks                    West
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  R. Williams
Willis                   Yow                      

Total--80

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                  Bennett                  Blackwell
Bryant                   Burns                    Chumley
Dabney                   Felder                   Forrest
Fry                      Gilliam                  Haddon
Hiott                    Jones                    Ligon
Magnuson                 May                      McCabe
McCravy                  Morgan                   D. C. Moss
Oremus                   Trantham                 White
Whitmire                                          

Total--25

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. BANNISTER proposed the following Amendment No. 24A passed by the House (Doc Name COUNCIL\DG\5150C019.NBD. DG22.DOCX), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 104, STATE FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AUTHORITY, by striking paragraph 104.8 and inserting:
/   (SFAA: Attorneys) For the current fiscal year, during the transition of the Insurance Reserve Fund from the Budget and Control Board to the State Fiscal Accountability Authority, the Insurance Reserve Fund shall continue to approve the attorneys-at-law retained to defend those it insures. In addition, the authority of the former Budget and Control Board under Section 1-7-160 and 1-7-170(A) is devolved upon the State Fiscal Accountability Authority.   /
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Rep. BANNISTER explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 100; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brawley                  Brittain                 Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Gilliard                 Haddon                   Hardee
Hart                     Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Hewitt                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Hosey
Huggins                  Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jones                    Jordan                   King
Kirby                    Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Matthews
May                      McCravy                  McDaniel
McGarry                  McGinnis                 McKnight
T. Moore                 D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Sandifer                 G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Thayer
Thigpen                  Trantham                 Weeks
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Willis
Yow                                               

Total--100

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The amendment was then adopted.


Reps. ALEXANDER and M.M. SMITH proposed the following Amendment No. 25A (Doc Name COUNCIL\SA\5150C016.JN. SA22.DOCX), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 34, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, page 381, after line 6, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(DHEC: Poultry Manure Application)   DHEC may not expend any funds in the current fiscal year to enforce any portion of a regulation that limits a facility that utilizes poultry manure and other animal by-products and does not allow up to at least seventy-two hours to incorporate the byproduct after land application. /
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Rep. ALEXANDER explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 111; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brawley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Gilliard
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Hosey
Howard                   Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 Matthews                 May
McCabe                   McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Yow

Total--111

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. J.L. JOHNSON proposed the following Amendment No. 26A (Doc Name COUNCIL\DG\5150C020.NBD.DG22.DOCX), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 34, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (DHEC: Community Violence Intervention and Prevention) (A)   In the current fiscal year and from the funds appropriated DHEC, the department shall expend up to $200,000 to established the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention program.

(B)   The program shall:

(1)   establish, solicit, advertise, and administer the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program to support, expand, and replicate evidence-informed violence intervention and prevention initiatives;

(2)   conduct program evaluations, in partnership with internal program staff, external stakeholders, and contractors with evaluation expertise, to determine the effectiveness of funded programs;

(3)   develop data collection policies for funded programs and procedures for distributing that data to relevant state and academic researchers to aid research and analysis of community violence, health, economic development, and other metrics over time;

(4)   provide technical assistance to funded violence intervention programs to implement national best practices and state data collection requirements; and

(5)   collaborate and coordinate with other state agencies, including the South Carolina Attorney General's Crime Victim Services Division, to identify and apply for federal grants and other funding.

(C)   The Community Violence Intervention and Prevention program shall award funds on a competitive basis to nonprofit organizations and community-based partnerships that serve communities that are disproportionately impacted by violence to support, expand, and replicate effective, evidence-informed violence reduction initiatives. The grants must be used to:

(1)   implement, expand, or enhance coordination between evidence-informed violence reduction initiatives including, but not limited to, hospital-based violence intervention, street outreach, and group violence intervention strategies that have demonstrated effectiveness at reducing homicides, gun violence, and group violence without contributing to mass incarceration;

(2)   support the development and delivery of intervention-based strategies by entities that provide targeted services to individuals at risk of being victimized or engaging in violence to interrupt cycles of violence, reinjury, and retaliation; and

(3)   support initiatives that primarily target a reduction of violence among individuals who have been identified as having the highest risk of perpetrating or being victimized by violence in the near future based on the best available medical and public health research.

(D)   In awarding grants, the program shall prioritize applicants operating in areas disproportionately affected by firearm violence and whose proposals demonstrate the greatest likelihood of reducing homicides, gun violence, and group violence without contributing to mass incarceration. The division shall not require grant recipients to participate in the policing, enforcement, or prosecution of any crime as a condition of receiving a grant.     /
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Rep. J. L. JOHNSON explained the amendment.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 84; Nays 23

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bannister
Bennett                  Bernstein                Bradley
Brawley                  Brittain                 Burns
Bustos                   Carter                   Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Erickson                 Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Garvin
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Gilliard
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hixon                    Hosey
Howard                   Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jordan                   King
Kirby                    Ligon                    Lowe
Lucas                    Matthews                 McDaniel
McGarry                  McGinnis                 McKnight
T. Moore                 V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                Ott
Parks                    Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thayer                   Thigpen
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  R. Williams              Yow

Total--84

Those who voted in the negative are:

Blackwell                Bryant                   Caskey
Chumley                  Dabney                   Felder
Haddon                   Hill                     Hiott
Jones                    Long                     Magnuson
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               Nutt
Oremus                   Trantham                 White
Whitmire                 Willis                   

Total--23

The amendment was then adopted.

The Senate Amendments were amended, and the Bill was ordered returned to the Senate.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

H.S. 984--RECONSIDERED, AMENDED, AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

Rep. HART moved to reconsider the vote whereby debate was adjourned on the following Bill, which was agreed to:

S. 984 (Word version) -- Senators Hembree, Massey, Gustafson and Rankin: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-300, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS PERTAINING TO THE AUTHORITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO ASSESS TAXES AND FEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SERVICE OR USER FEE MUST BE USED TO THE NONEXCLUSIVE BENEFIT OF THE PAYERS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-330, RELATING TO A SERVICE OR USER FEE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PROVISION APPLIES TO AN ENTIRE ARTICLE.

The Committee on Ways and Means proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 984 (Word version) (COUNCIL\DG\984C001.NBD.DG22), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 4 and inserting:
/   SECTION   4.   Notwithstanding Section 8-21-30, et seq., no public officer shall be personally liable for any amount charged pursuant to SECTION 1.
SECTION   5.   This Act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies retroactively to any service or fee imposed after December 31, 1996.       /
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Rep. HIOTT moved to table the amendment, which was agreed to.

Rep. FELDER proposed the following Amendment No. 5 to S. 984 (Word version) (COUNCIL\DG\984C004.NBD.DG22), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/   SECTION   ___.   A.   Section 6-1-1060 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately lettered subsection to read:

"( )   Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, any governmental entity or school district that had an existing law to which this section applied, may use the revenues from any impact fee imposed pursuant to this article to pay down indebtedness associated with system improvements made under any such imposition. A governmental entity may not prevent any such school district from using the revenues to pay down such indebtedness."
B.   This SECTION takes effect upon approval by the Governor.     /
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Rep. FELDER explained the amendment.

Rep. HIOTT moved to table the amendment.

Rep. MCKNIGHT demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 66; Nays 38

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bernstein                Blackwell
Bradley                  Brittain                 Burns
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Erickson                 Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Gilliam
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hart
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Huggins
J. E. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
McGarry                  McGinnis                 T. Moore
Morgan                   V. S. Moss               Murphy
Nutt                     Oremus                   Rutherford
Sandifer                 G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Thayer                   Trantham
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 Willis                   Yow

Total--66

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                  Anderson                 Bamberg
Brawley                  Bryant                   Bustos
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Felder
Garvin                   Gatch                    Gilliard
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Hosey
Howard                   Hyde                     Jefferson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            King
Kirby                    Ligon                    Long
Matthews                 McDaniel                 McKnight
D. C. Moss               Murray                   B. Newton
Ott                      Parks                    Pendarvis
Pope                     Simrill                  Tedder
Weeks                    R. Williams              

Total--38

So, the amendment was tabled.

Reps. McCRAVY and STAVRINAKIS proposed the following Amendment No. 7 to S. 984 (Word version) (COUNCIL\DG\984C008.NBD.DG22), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/   SECTION   ___.   Article 3, Chapter 1, Title 6 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 6-1-340.   Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a local governing body may not impose an additional or new service or user fee unless the service or user fee was imposed by the local governing body on or before July 30, 2021. Notwithstanding the above, this restriction shall not apply to fees imposed by a county wide or municipal wide general election referendum."     /
Amend the bill further, by striking SECTION 4 and inserting:
/   SECTION   4.   Notwithstanding Section 8-21-30, et seq., no public officer shall be personally liable for any amount charged pursuant to SECTION 1. This SECTION applies retroactively to any service or fee imposed after December 31, 1996.
SECTION   5.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
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Rep. MCCRAVY explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. RUTHERFORD proposed the following Amendment No. 8 to S. 984 (Word version) (COUNCIL\SA\984C001.JN.SA22), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/   SECTION   __.   Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 6 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 6-1-190.   (A)   Notwithstanding another provision of law, a governing body of a municipality, county, or other political subdivision of the State may not enact or enforce an ordinance, resolution, or regulation that prohibits the rental of a residential dwelling to a short-term guest.

(B)   A municipality, county, or other political subdivision of the State that enacts or enforces an ordinance, resolution, or regulation that violates the provisions of subsection (A) may not:

(1)   assess or collect the six percent property assessment ratio for qualifying real property pursuant to Section 12-43-220(e); and

(2)(a)   receive any distributions from the Local Government Fund pursuant to Chapter 27, Title 6; and

(b)   the Office of the State Treasurer shall withhold the municipality's, county's, or political subdivision's State Aid to Subdivisions Act distribution until the ordinance, resolution, or regulation in violation of subsection (A) is repealed.

(C)   This section supersedes and preempts any ordinance, resolution, or regulation enacted by a municipality, county, or other political subdivision of the State that purports to prohibit the rental of a residential dwelling to a short-term guest.

(D)   For purposes of this section:

(1)   'Residential dwelling' means any building, structure, or part of the building or structure, that is used or intended to be used as a home, residence, or sleeping place by one or more persons to the exclusion of all others.

(2)   'Short-term rental' means a residential dwelling that is offered for rent for a fee and for fewer than twenty-nine consecutive days.

(3)   'Short-term guest' means a person who rents a short-term rental."   /
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Rep. RUTHERFORD explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. HIOTT moved to reconsider the vote whereby the Amendment No. 5 was tabled, which was agreed to.

Rep. FELDER proposed the following Amendment No. 5 to S. 984 (Word version) (COUNCIL\DG\984C004.NBD.DG22), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/   SECTION   ___.   A.   Section 6-1-1060 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately lettered subsection to read:

"( )   Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, any governmental entity or school district that had an existing law to which this section applied, may use the revenues from any impact fee imposed pursuant to this article to pay down indebtedness associated with system improvements made under any such imposition. A governmental entity may not prevent any such school district from using the revenues to pay down such indebtedness."
B.   This SECTION takes effect upon approval by the Governor.     /
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Rep. FELDER spoke in favor of the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

The question recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 112; Nays 1

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brawley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Gilliard                 Govan
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hart
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Hosey
Howard                   Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 Matthews                 May
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Ott                      Parks                    Pendarvis
Pope                     Rivers                   Robinson
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis
Taylor                   Tedder                   Thayer
Thigpen                  Trantham                 Weeks
West                     Wheeler                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              Willis
Yow                                               

Total--112

Those who voted in the negative are:

Wetmore                                           

Total--1

So, the Bill, as amended, was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

STATEMENT FOR JOURNAL

May 11, 2022
The Honorable James H. "Jay" Lucas
Speaker of the House of Representatives

Dear Speaker Lucas,

I am notifying you that I will not participate in the debate or vote on S. 984 (Word version), which is a bill relating to definitions pertaining to the authority of local governements to assess taxes and fees. In accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) and 8-13-740 of the SC Code, I recuse myself from voting on the bill because of a potential conflict of interest due to an economic interest of myself and the business with which I am associated may be affected. I wish to have my recusal noted for the House Journal.

Sincerely,
Rep. G. Murrell Smith, Jr.

S. 945--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 945 (Word version) -- Senators Hembree and Loftis: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-19-85 SO AS TO PROMOTE PUBLIC ACCESS TO SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS BY REQUIRING SCHOOL BOARDS TO ADOPT AND IMPLEMENT POLICIES THAT PROVIDE LIVE ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF SUCH MEETINGS, TO EXTEND APPLICABILITY OF THESE PROVISIONS TO THE GOVERNING BODIES OF CHARTER SCHOOLS AND SPECIAL SCHOOLS, TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION; AND TO PROVIDE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT MUST BE IMPLEMENTED BEFORE JULY 1, 2023.

Rep. ALLISON moved cloture on the entire matter, which was agreed to.

The Committee on Education and Public Works proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 945 (Word version) (COUNCIL\WAB\945C001. RT.WAB22), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/     SECTION   1.   Article 1, Chapter 19, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-19-85.   (A)   For the purpose of increasing public engagement in district business and making the decision-making process more visible and accessible to the community it serves, each public school governing body, including the governing bodies of charter schools and special schools, must make reasonable and necessary efforts to ensure the entirety of meetings of its regularly scheduled or special called meetings of its full governing body are open and accessible to the public and also available by means of live electronic access, such as livestream transmission, except during a lawful executive session.

(B)   Even if a governing body cannot provide such live electronic public access despite making reasonable and necessary efforts to restore livestream transmission during the meeting, it must make a clear audio and video recording of the meeting in its entirety available on its website as soon as practicable and in no event more than two business days after the meeting.

(C)   The State Board of Education shall adopt, and revise as necessary, a model livestream meeting policy suitable for governing bodies of public schools, including charter and special schools, to comply with provisions in this section. The policy must include, at a minimum:

(1)   resources, recommendations, and best practices facilitating requirements for all portions of streamed meetings to be visible and audible in real-time and subsequently posted on applicable websites within two business days of the meeting;

(2)   suggested approaches for developing and implementing livestreaming and expanding or improving existing livestream capacity;

(3)   publicizing availability of livestream meetings;

(4)   allowances for executive sessions;

(5)   penalties for policy violations or noncompliance not to exceed one percent of state funds to the district, charter school, or special school, with escalating tiers based on frequency, duration, and severity that the State Board of Education determines are reasonable and necessary to ensure the integrity of meeting governance; and

(6)   the process for allowing a governing body with evidence of limited or no broadband access to request approval from the State Board of Education for up to an additional twelve months to comply with provisions in this section.

(D)(1)   Each public school governing body, including the governing bodies of charter schools and special schools, shall adopt a local policy applicable to its meetings within three months after adoption of the model policy by the State Board of Education. A local policy must include, at a minimum, the State Board of Education model policy. In the event a governing body is unable to provide live electronic public access despite reasonable and necessary efforts, the board may waive the requirements of item (D); however, the board shall establish a date by which the governing body must have such access in place and operating.

(2)   If the State Board of Education adopts a revision to the model policy, then the governing body shall adopt and incorporate the revision into its local policy within three months after the adoption of the revision by the State Board of Education.

(3)   A governing body only may adopt or revise its local policy at a regularly scheduled meeting, which must be successfully livestreamed.

(4)   A governing body may not adopt or follow a livestream policy that prevents or impedes in-person participation by the public except as may be reasonable and necessary for the orderly transaction of its business.

(5)   Within thirty days after adoption of a local policy or revision to the policy, a governing body shall submit a copy of the policy or revision to the State Superintendent of Education for State Board of Education approval."
SECTION   2.   Article 1, Chapter 19, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-19-87.     (A)   Each public school governing body, including the governing bodies of charter schools and special schools, shall adopt a local policy that must include, at a minimum, the State Board of Education's 'Best Practices Model Policy for SBE Library Materials' and the 'Reconsideration of Library Media Center Materials Form' that is in place as of March 30, 2022.

(B)   If the State Board of Education adopts a revision to the documents listed in (A), the governing body shall adopt and incorporate the revision into its local policy within three months after the adoption of the revision by the State Board of Education.

(C)   Within thirty days after adoption of a local policy or revision to the policy, a governing body shall submit a copy of the policy or revision to the State Superintendent of Education for State Board of Education approval.
SECTION   3.   Chapter 29, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Article 5
Instructional Materials

Section 59-29-600.   (A)   It is the intent of the General Assembly that:

(1)   all students learn in a positive learning environment where they are made to feel welcomed, supported, and respected;

(2)   high school students graduate having learned critical thinking skills and being college ready and career ready;

(3)   teachers, faculty, and staff strive to provide the best educational opportunity possible to their students;

(4)   the State Department of Education, State Board of Education, and Education Oversight Committee regularly review, revise, and publish statewide academic standards that are fair, thorough, and respectful of teachers and students;

(5)   statewide academic standards, especially in social studies, remain well written to help ensure that complete histories of South Carolina and the United States are offered to students;

(6)   administrators, teachers, parents, students, and the local community share the responsibility for helping students obtain the best education possible;

(7)   ideological and viewpoint biases should not be presented as fact to students who receive instruction in public school;

(8)   parents and students are able to raise awareness and have their concerns about objectionable material heard and addressed whenever a topic is presented in a way that is biased toward one ideology;

(9)   administrators, teachers, and parents work to remove ideological biases from the pre-Kindergarten to grade twelve school setting; and

(10)   this State ultimately is seen as a model for comprehensive, fair, and factual instruction.

(B)   The General Assembly further states its intent that:

(1)   students:

(a)   treat teachers, aides, faculty, staff, volunteers, and their fellow students with respect, dignity, and kindness; and

(b)   strive to do their best as they grow and learn;

(2)   parents:

(a)   engage with their children's school to ensure that teachers and staff are supported; and

(b)   strive to make certain that students come to school prepared to learn and act in a way that leads to a positive school environment;

(3)   teachers:

(a)   strive to educate all students in a way that makes them feel welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated;

(b)   work closely with parents to ensure that students are given opportunities to grow and learn;

(4)   principals and other administrators provide support and guidance to teachers and students, and the observation, mentoring, and training of teachers is a constant and ongoing activity;

(5)   superintendents and district-level staff ensure that schools are given the assistance and resources needed to assist in teaching and learning for both students and teachers;

(6)   local school boards of trustees:

(a)   be vested in, and aware of, district and school operations;

(b)   function in an open and transparent manner to ensure that schools operate efficiently and effectively;

(c)   seek and value input from teachers; and

(d)   encourage greater parental engagement; and

(7)   communities:

(a)   support local schools; and

(b)   foster environments that support students, parents, teachers, faculty, and staff.

Section 59-29-610.   For purposes of this article:

(1)   'LEA' means a local educational agency, to include the sponsor of a public charter school pursuant to Section 59-40-40, and the:

(1)   Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities;

(2)   Governor's School for Agriculture at John de la Howe;

(3)   Special School of Science and Mathematics, also referred to as the Governor's School for Science and Mathematics;

(4)   Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School; and

(5)   South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind.

(2)   'Parent' means the biological parent, stepparent, legal custodian, or other person responsible for the welfare of a child in a parental capacity, excluding an individual whose parental relationship to the child has been legally terminated.

Section 59-29-620.   (A)   The following prohibited concepts may not be included or promoted in a course of instruction, curriculum, assignment, instructional program, instructional material (including primary or supplemental materials, whether in print, digital, or online), surveys or questionnaires, or professional educator development or training, nor may a student, employee, or volunteer be compelled to affirm, accept, adopt, or adhere to such prohibited concepts:

(1)   one race, sex, ethnicity, color, or national origin is inherently superior to another race, sex, ethnicity, color, or national origin;

(2)   an individual, by virtue of the race, sex, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin of the individual, inherently is privileged, racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or subconsciously;

(3)   an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment because of the race, sex, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin of the individual;

(4)   the moral character of an individual is determined by the race, sex, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin of the individual;

(5)   an individual, by virtue of the race or sex of the individual, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race, sex, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin;

(6)   meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic:

(a)   are racist, sexist, belong to the principles of one religion; or

(b)   were created by members of a particular race, sex, or religion to oppress members of another race, sex, ethnicity, color, national origin, or religion; and

(7)   fault, blame, or bias should be assigned to race, sex, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin, or to members of a race, sex, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin because of their race, sex, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin.

(B)   Library and media center material, both printed and electronically accessible, must be age appropriate and grade appropriate.

(C)   A student, administrator, teacher, staff member, other school or district employee, or volunteer may not be required to engage in any form of mandatory gender or sexual diversity training or counseling unless it is prescribed as part of a corrective action plan pursuant to Section 59-29-630(J).

(D)   Instruction or instructional materials which create a narrative that the United States was founded for the purpose of oppression, that the American Revolution was fought for the purpose of protecting oppression or that United States history is a story defined by oppression is hereby prohibited. Notwithstanding subsection (A), LEAs are not prohibited from including concepts as part of a course of instruction, in a curriculum or instructional program, or through the use of supplemental instructional materials if those concepts involve:

(1)   the history of an ethnic group, as described in the South Carolina State Standards and instructional materials adopted pursuant to the South Carolina Code of Regulations 43-70 (Textbook Adoption);

(2)   the impartial discussion of controversial aspects of history; or

(3)   the impartial instruction on the historical oppression of a particular group of people based on race, ethnicity, class, nationality, religion, or geographic region.

(E)   The department shall create and make accessible model lesson plans for LEAs to utilize in all grades and subject areas.

Section 59-29-630.   The department shall create a complaint form, which LEAs shall prominently post on their website, for use when an individual files a complaint alleging violations of Section 59-29-620. At a minimum, the department must ensure the complaint form includes:

(1)   the name and contact information of the complainant;

(2)   the name of the school in which the alleged violation took place;

(3)   a brief description of the prohibited concept at issue;

(4)   a brief statement on why the concept at issue is a prohibited concept;

(5)   the name of the individual alleged to have included or promoted the prohibited concept;

(6)   the name of the individual who may have knowledge of the allegations;

(7)   a list of documentation or materials supporting the complainant's allegations, including copies of such documentation where possible;

(8)   the approximate date on which the prohibited concept was included or promoted; and

(9)   the location, either physical or virtual, of the printed or electronically available material.

Section 59-29-640.   (A)(1)   Each LEA shall:

(a)   provide a statement on its website announcing the rights of parents to review curriculum and other material under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment as contained in 20 U.S.C. Section 1232h;

(b)   provide annual notice of Section 59-29-620 to staff, students, and parents;

(c)   ensure compliance with Section 59-29-620 by investigating suspected violations and complaints alleging violations as provided in this article;

(d)   post the complaint form provided by the department pursuant to Section 59-29-630 for filing a complaint to allege a violation of Section 59-29-620 on the website of the LEA;

(e)   prohibit retaliation for filing a complaint or participating in an investigation;

(f)   obtain written consent from a parent prior to the participation of a minor student in the investigative process, including consent for the minor to be interviewed;

(g)   provide instructions for filing an appeal of the LEA determination with the department in a written determination to an eligible complainant; and

(h)   before July 1, 2022, and each year thereafter, provide a report to the department containing a summary of the:

(i)     number of complaints filed with a description of the nature of each complaint;

(ii)   number of complaints closed;

(iii)   number of complaints pending;

(iv)   number of resolution agreements successfully executed;

(v)   number of complaints substantiated; and

(vi)   number of complaints not substantiated.

(2)   Before the 2027-2028 School Year, an LEA shall compile and provide records of item (1)(a) through (f) that encompass the previous five school years in the annual report required in item (1)(h). The department shall provide a report summarizing the information of each district to the General Assembly before July 1, 2022, and each year thereafter.

(B)   Before the 2022-2023 School Year, the department shall create, and each LEA shall adopt, a policy for procedures used to report and investigate an alleged violation of Section 59-29-620 with the LEA, which must include:

(1)   instructions detailing how to file a complaint alleging a violation of Section 59-29-620 with the LEA;

(2)   a requirement that the complainant be:

(a)   a current student of the LEA in which the allegation arose;

(b)   the parent of a current student of the LEA in which the allegation arose; or

(c)   an employee of the LEA in which the allegation arose.

(3)   A timeline for the investigation of an LEA by the department, including when a:

(a)   complaint must be received;

(b)   response must be provided; and

(c)   decision must be rendered.

(C)   An LEA shall work collaboratively with parents, teachers, and other employees to resolve concerns and complaints. At any point after a complaint is filed but before the LEA has issued a final written determination, the parties may reach an early resolution of an allegation through a resolution agreement, which shall include any agreed upon terms of the early resolution. An LEA is not required to complete its investigation or issue a final written determination once it has entered a resolution agreement with the complainant.

(D)   The complainant or individual alleged to have violated Section 59-29-620 may file an appeal of the final written determination of an LEA with the State Board within fifteen calendar days after receiving the final written determination.

(E)   Within ten calendar days after the appeal is filed with the State Board, it shall send written notification acknowledging receipt to all parties involved.

(F)   The LEA may not take disciplinary or licensure action against an educator for a violation of Section 59-29-620 before the State Board sends a final written determination letter to all parties involved.

(G)   As part of an investigation, the State Board may:

(1)   request an investigative file from the LEA;

(2)   interview a complainant, the individual alleged to have included or promoted the prohibited concept, or another individual considered necessary by the State Board; and

(3)   request any new or additional relevant physical or electronic evidence from the LEA or any witness.

(H)   Within forty calendar days after receiving an appeal, the State Board shall determine whether:

(1)   allegations in the original complaint are substantiated; and

(2)   the LEA knowingly violated Section 59-29-620. An LEA must be deemed to have knowingly violated Section 59-29-620 if the LEA:

(a)   received a complaint alleging and became aware that a prohibited concept was included or promoted in a course of instruction, curriculum, instructional program, or supplemental instructional materials but failed to initiate an investigation or remedy a violation;

(b)   initiated an investigation but failed to make a timely determination about whether an allegation was substantiated; or

(c)   determined that the allegation was substantiated but failed to remedy the violation.

(I)   The State Board shall issue a written determination letter to the complainant, the individual alleged to have included or promoted the prohibited concept, and the LEA from which the allegation arose. This determination letter is subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. Section 1232g and any law of this State that relates to the privacy of student information.

(J)   Pending the issuance of a final order by the State Board in a proceeding pursuant to this section, no preliminary information gathered by the department concerning misconduct reasonably believed to constitute grounds for disciplinary action, including the name and certificate number of the certified educator, may be disclosed to any third party.

(K)   If the State Board determines that the LEA knowingly violated Section 59-29-620, the:

(1)   LEA shall enter into a corrective action plan that:

(a)   identifies specific acts or steps the LEA will take to resolve the noncompliance;

(b)   specifies deadlines for the completion of the required acts or steps; and

(c)   specifies dates for submission of reports and documentation to the State Board verifying implementation; and

(2)   State Board shall:

(a)   monitor the corrective action plan to ensure the LEA complies with the terms of the plan;

(b)   provide written notice to the LEA of any deficiencies in implementation and request immediate and appropriate action to address those deficiencies;

(c)   require additions to the corrective action plan to address the failure of the LEA to fully implement commitments in the original plan when necessary; and

(d)   conclude the monitoring of the corrective action plan when the State Board determines that the LEA fully has implemented the terms of the plan by providing written notification to the LEA.

(L)   If the State Board determines the LEA knowingly violated Section 59-29-620 or the LEA fails to adhere to the corrective action plans, the department may withhold up to five percent of a LEA's funds appropriated as part of the State Aid Classrooms.

Section 59-29-650.   (A)   Beginning with the 2022-2023 School Year and each school year thereafter, each LEA prominently shall post information regarding curriculum and instructional materials on the school district website. The information must indicate the materials used by school, grade or course, and subject matter, and must include:

(1)   a listing of the approved textbook for every course offered in the district;

(2)   a link to statewide academic standards;

(3)   relevant district policies concerning curriculum development and academic transparency; and

(4)   a process for which parents may review and contest instructional materials and library and media center materials being used.

(B)   At the start of each school year, an LEA shall communicate to parents how they may access the information and materials required in subsection (A).

(C)   A school shall ensure that every course offered provides students and parents with a course syllabus that includes:

(1)   an overview of instructional topics;

(2)   classroom expectations;

(3)   grading procedures;

(4)   primary textbooks and instructional materials;

(5)   teacher contact information;

(6)   information on accessing the course Learning Management System; and

(7)   the link to state standards, if available.

(D)   Course syllabi must be distributed to students and families within the first five days of class and should remain accessible to families online throughout the school year.

Section 59-29-660.   (A)   The State Superintendent of Education shall make arrangements for a thirty day public review of materials recommended by the instructional materials review panels before taking those recommendations to the State Board of Education. The public review sites must be geographically distributed around the State at as many state-supported colleges and universities or, if necessary, other designated sites that agree to host the reviews. Public review sites must be advertised in each congressional district in the newspaper with the largest circulation figures for that district, on the website of the department, and on social media sites used by the department.

(B)   The State Board shall hold a public hearing before adopting any textbook or instructional material for use in the schools of this State."

Section 59-29-670.   A school may not accept teaching materials or technology which contains an application, link, or other access to pornographic or other prohibited materials. A school district that receives such materials must receive disciplinary action as stated in the complaint process."
SECTION   4.   Section 59-28-180 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 59-28-180.   (A)   Parent involvement influences student learning and academic performance; therefore, parents are expected to:

(1)   uphold high expectations for academic achievement;

(2)   expect and communicate expectations for success;

(3)   recognize that parental involvement in middle and high school is equally as critical as in elementary school;

(4)   ensure attendance and punctuality;

(5)   attend parent-teacher conferences;

(6)   monitor and check homework;

(7)   communicate with the school and teachers;

(8)   build partnerships with teachers to promote successful school experiences;

(9)   attend, when possible, school events;

(10)   model desirable behaviors;

(11)   use encouraging words;

(12)   stimulate thought and curiosity; and

(13)   show support for school expectations and efforts to increase student learning; and

(14)   be the primary source of their student's education in regard to learning morals, ethics, and civic responsibility.

(B)   During the annual school registration process or whenever a student is registered in a school, the school shall provide each parent who enrolls a child in the school a printed 'Pledge of Parental Expectations' that the State Department of Education shall develop, in which a parent may affirmatively commit to meeting the expectations outlined in subsection (A). The school shall encourage parents to sign the pledge and emphasize its importance during any orientation or open house events."
SECTION   5.   This act takes effect upon approval of the Governor and is applicable beginning with the 2022-2023 School Year.     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. FELDER spoke in favor of the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. GARVIN proposed the following Amendment No. 6S. 945 (Word version) (COUNCIL\CM\945C003.GT.CM22), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 3, by striking Section 59-29-600(D) and inserting:
/(D)   Instruction or instructional materials which create a narrative that the United States was founded for the purpose of oppression, that the American Revolution was fought for the purpose of protecting oppression or that United States history is a story defined by oppression is hereby prohibited. Notwithstanding subsection (A), LEAs are not prohibited from including concepts as part of a course of instruction, in a curriculum or instructional program, or through the use of supplemental instructional materials if those concepts involve:

(1)     the history of an ethnic group, as described in the South Carolina State Standards and instructional materials adopted pursuant to the South Carolina Code of Regulations 43-70 (Textbook Adoption); or

(2)     the impartial discussion of controversial aspects of history.   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. GARVIN spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. ALLISON moved to table the amendment.

Rep. MCKNIGHT demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 70; Nays 35

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Blackwell
Bradley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Gilliam                  Haddon
Hardee                   Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hill                     Hiott                    Hixon
Hyde                     J. E. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
McCabe                   McCravy                  McGarry
McGinnis                 T. Moore                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
B. Newton                Nutt                     Pope
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Thayer                   Trantham                 West
White                    Whitmire                 Willis
Yow                                               

Total--70

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bernstein                Brawley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Dillard                  Garvin
Gilliard                 Govan                    Hart
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Hosey
Howard                   Jefferson                J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            King                     Kirby
Matthews                 McDaniel                 McKnight
Murray                   Ott                      Pendarvis
Rivers                   Robinson                 Rose
Rutherford               Tedder                   Wetmore
Wheeler                  R. Williams              

Total--35

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. GARVIN proposed the following Amendment No. 7 to S. 945 (Word version) (COUNCIL\CM\945C002.GT.CM22), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 3, by deleting Section 59-29-600(D) and inserting:
/(D)   Instruction or instructional materials which create a narrative that the United States was founded for the purpose of oppression, that the American Revolution was fought for the purpose of protecting oppression or that United States history is a story defined by oppression is hereby prohibited. Notwithstanding subsection (A), LEAs are not prohibited from including concepts as part of a course of instruction, in a curriculum or instructional program, or through the use of supplemental instructional materials if those concepts involve:

(1)   the history of an ethnic group, as described in the South Carolina State Standards and instructional materials adopted pursuant to the South Carolina Code of Regulations 43-70 (Textbook Adoption); or

(2)   the impartial instruction on the historical oppression of a particular group of people based on race, ethnicity, class, nationality, religion, or geographic region.     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. GARVIN spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. FELDER moved to table the amendment.

Rep. GARVIN demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 72; Nays 33

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Blackwell
Bradley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Gilliam                  Haddon
Hardee                   Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hill                     Hiott                    Hixon
Hyde                     J. E. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
McGarry                  McGinnis                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Pope
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Taylor                   Thayer
Trantham                 West                     White
Whitmire                 Willis                   Yow

Total--72


Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bernstein                Brawley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Dillard                  Garvin
Gilliard                 Govan                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Hosey                    Howard
Jefferson                J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
King                     Kirby                    Matthews
McDaniel                 McKnight                 Murray
Ott                      Pendarvis                Rivers
Robinson                 Rose                     Tedder
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  R. Williams

Total--33

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. GARVIN proposed the following Amendment No. 8 to S. 945 (Word version) (COUNCIL\CM\945C002.GT.CM22), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 3, by deleting Section 59-29-600(D) and inserting:
/(D)   Instruction or instructional materials which create a narrative that the United States was founded for the purpose of oppression, that the American Revolution was fought for the purpose of protecting oppression or that United States history is a story defined by oppression is hereby prohibited. Notwithstanding subsection (A), LEAs are not prohibited from including concepts as part of a course of instruction, in a curriculum or instructional program, or through the use of supplemental instructional materials if those concepts involve:

(1)   the history of an ethnic group, as described in the South Carolina State Standards and instructional materials adopted pursuant to the South Carolina Code of Regulations 43-70 (Textbook Adoption); or

(2)   the impartial instruction on the historical oppression of a particular group of people based on race, ethnicity, class, nationality, religion, or geographic region.     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. GARVIN spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. FELDER moved to table the amendment.
Rep. GARVIN demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 72; Nays 33

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Blackwell
Bradley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Collins
B. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Gilliam                  Haddon                   Hardee
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Huggins
Hyde                     J. E. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
McGarry                  McGinnis                 McKnight
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Pope
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Taylor                   Thayer
Trantham                 West                     White
Whitmire                 Willis                   Yow

Total--72

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bernstein                Brawley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Dillard                  Garvin
Gilliard                 Govan                    Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Hosey
Howard                   Jefferson                J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            King                     Matthews
McDaniel                 Murray                   Ott
Pendarvis                Rivers                   Rose
Rutherford               Tedder                   Thigpen
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  R. Williams

Total--33

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. HENDERSON-MYERS proposed the following Amendment No. 10 to S. 945 (Word version) (COUNCIL\SA\945C005.JN.SA22), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 3, by striking Section 59-29-600(A)(8) and inserting:
/   (8)   parents and students are able to raise awareness and have their concerns heard;   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. HENDERSON-MYERS spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. FELDER moved to table the amendment.

Rep. GOVAN demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 74; Nays 35

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Blackwell
Bradley                  Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Haddon                   Hardee                   Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hill                     Hiott
Hixon                    Huggins                  Hyde
J. E. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 May
McCabe                   McCravy                  McGarry
McGinnis                 T. Moore                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Pope                     Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Taylor                   Thayer                   Trantham
West                     White                    Whitmire
Willis                   Yow                      

Total--74

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Bernstein
Brawley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Dillard                  Garvin                   Gilliard
Govan                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Hosey                    Howard                   Jefferson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            King
Kirby                    Matthews                 McDaniel
McKnight                 Murray                   Ott
Pendarvis                Rivers                   Robinson
Rose                     Rutherford               Stavrinakis
Tedder                   Thigpen                  Wetmore
Wheeler                  R. Williams              

Total--35

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. HENDERSON-MYERS proposed the following Amendment No. 11 to S. 945 (Word version) (COUNCIL\SA\945C004.JN.SA22), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 3, by striking Section 59-29-600(A)(4) and inserting:
/   (4)   the State Department of Education, State Board of Education, and Education Oversight Committee regularly review, revise, and publish statewide academic standards;   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. HENDERSON-MYERS spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. FELDER moved to table the amendment.

Rep. HENDERSON-MYERS demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 72; Nays 33

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Blackwell
Bradley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Davis
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Haddon                   Hardee                   Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hill                     Hiott
Hixon                    Huggins                  Hyde
J. E. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 May
McCabe                   McGarry                  McGinnis
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Pope                     Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Taylor
Thayer                   Trantham                 White
Whitmire                 Willis                   Yow

Total--72

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Bernstein
Brawley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Dillard                  Garvin                   Gilliard
Govan                    Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Hosey                    Howard
Jefferson                J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
King                     Kirby                    McDaniel
McKnight                 Murray                   Ott
Pendarvis                Rivers                   Robinson
Rose                     Rutherford               Tedder
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  R. Williams

Total--33

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. HENDERSON-MYERS proposed the following Amendment No. 12 to S. 945 (Word version) (COUNCIL\SA\945C006.JN.SA22), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 3, by striking Section 59-29-640(A)(1)(e) and inserting:
/   (e)   prohibit retaliation for filing a complaint or participating in an investigation. If a complaint is found to be entirely baseless, a parent is barred from making another complaint for a month. If the same parent makes more than two meritless claims in a school year, he may not make complaints for the remainder of the school year;   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. HENDERSON-MYERS spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. FELDER moved to table the amendment.

Rep. HENDERSON-MYERS demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 75; Nays 32

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Blackwell
Bradley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Gatch
Gilliam                  Haddon                   Hardee
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Huggins
Hyde                     J. E. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    Magnuson
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
McGarry                  McGinnis                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Pope
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Taylor                   Thayer
Trantham                 West                     White
Whitmire                 Willis                   Yow

Total--75

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Bernstein
Brawley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Dillard                  Garvin                   Gilliard
Govan                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Hosey                    Howard                   Jefferson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            King
Kirby                    Matthews                 McDaniel
McKnight                 Murray                   Ott
Pendarvis                Rivers                   Robinson
Rose                     Rutherford               Tedder
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  

Total--32

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. GOVAN proposed the following Amendment No. 13 to S. 945 (Word version) (COUNCIL\CM\945C007.GT.CM22), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 3, Article 5, by adding:
/Section 59-29-629.   Before the following complaint form can be filled out, a student's parent/guardian must call the school so that parents, teachers, and administrators can have a conversation. If there are any facts that speak to the parent's allegation, they can proceed to fill out the form and begin the more formal investigation. If the complaint is found to be entirely baseless, the administrator will alert the parent. They will then not have an opportunity to initiate the formal process. Each parent will have one opportunity per year to appeal a finding of a meritless claim to the LEA.     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. GOVAN spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. FELDER moved to table the amendment.

Rep. GOVAN demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 72; Nays 32

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Blackwell                Bradley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Elliott                  Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Haddon
Hardee                   Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hill                     Hiott                    Hixon
Huggins                  Hyde                     J. E. Johnson
Jones                    Jordan                   Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 May                      McCabe
McCravy                  McGarry                  McGinnis
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Pope                     Sandifer                 G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Taylor                   Thayer
Trantham                 West                     White
Whitmire                 Willis                   Yow

Total--72

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Bernstein
Brawley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Garvin                   Gilliard                 Govan
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Hosey                    Howard                   Jefferson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            King
Kirby                    Matthews                 McDaniel
McKnight                 Murray                   Ott
Pendarvis                Rivers                   Robinson
Rose                     Rutherford               Tedder
Wheeler                  R. Williams              

Total--32

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. GOVAN proposed the following Amendment No. 14 to S. 945 (Word version) (COUNCIL\CM\945C006.GT.CM22), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 3, by deleting Section 59-29-600(B) and inserting:
/(B)   The General Assembly further states its intent that:

(1)   students:

(a)   treat teachers, aides, faculty, staff, volunteers, and their fellow students with respect, dignity, and kindness; and

(b)   strive to do their best as they grow and learn;

(2)   parents:

(a)   engage with their children's school to ensure that teachers and staff are supported; and

(b)   strive to make certain that students come to school prepared to learn and act in a way that leads to a positive school environment;

(3)   principals and other administrators provide support and guidance to teachers and students, and the observation, mentoring, and training of teachers is a constant and ongoing activity;

(4)   superintendents and district-level staff ensure that schools are given the assistance and resources needed to assist in teaching and learning for both students and teachers;

(5)   local school boards of trustees:

(a)   be vested in, and aware of, district and school operations;

(b)   function in an open and transparent manner to ensure that schools operate efficiently and effectively;

(c)   seek and value input from teachers; and

(d)   encourage greater parental engagement; and

(7)   communities:

(a)   support local schools; and

(b)   foster environments that support students, parents, teachers, faculty, and staff.     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. GOVAN spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. FELDER moved to table the amendment.

Rep. GOVAN demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 73; Nays 32

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Blackwell                Bradley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Elliott                  Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Haddon
Hardee                   Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hill                     Hiott                    Hixon
Huggins                  Hyde                     J. E. Johnson
Jones                    Jordan                   Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 May                      McCabe
McCravy                  McGarry                  McGinnis
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Pope                     Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Taylor
Thayer                   Trantham                 West
White                    Whitmire                 Willis
Yow                                               

Total--73

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Bernstein
Brawley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Dillard                  Garvin                   Gilliard
Govan                    Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Hosey                    Howard
Jefferson                K. O. Johnson            King
Kirby                    McDaniel                 McKnight
Murray                   Ott                      Pendarvis
Rivers                   Robinson                 Rose
Rutherford               Tedder                   Wetmore
Wheeler                  R. Williams              

Total--32

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. McDANIEL proposed the following Amendment No. 9 to S. 945 (Word version) (COUNCIL\CM\945C004.GT.CM22), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 3, by striking Section 59-29-600(A) and inserting:
/Section 59-29-600.   (A)   It is the intent of the General Assembly that:

(1)   high school students graduate having learned critical thinking skills and being college ready and career ready;

(2)   teachers, faculty, and staff strive to provide the best educational opportunity possible to their students;

(3)   the State Department of Education, State Board of Education, and Education Oversight Committee regularly review, revise, and publish statewide academic standards that are fair, thorough, and respectful of teachers and students;

(4)   statewide academic standards, especially in social studies, remain well written to help ensure that complete histories of South Carolina and the United States are offered to students;

(5)   administrators, teachers, parents, students, and the local community share the responsibility for helping students obtain the best education possible;

(6)   ideological and viewpoint biases should not be presented as fact to students who receive instruction in public school;

(7)   parents and students are able to raise awareness and have their concerns about objectionable material heard and addressed whenever a topic is presented in a way that is biased toward one ideology;

(8)   administrators, teachers, and parents work to remove ideological biases from the pre-Kindergarten to grade twelve school setting; and

(9)   this State ultimately is seen as a model for comprehensive, fair, and factual instruction.     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. MCDANIEL spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. FELDER moved to table the amendment.

Rep. BRAWLEY demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 71; Nays 32

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Blackwell                Bradley
Bryant                   Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Haddon                   Hardee                   Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hill                     Hiott
Hixon                    Huggins                  Hyde
J. E. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 May
McCabe                   McCravy                  McGarry
McGinnis                 J. Moore                 T. Moore
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Pope                     Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Taylor                   Thayer                   Trantham
West                     White                    Whitmire
Willis                   Yow                      

Total--71

Those who voted in the negative are:

Anderson                 Bernstein                Brawley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Dillard
Garvin                   Gilliard                 Govan
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Hosey                    Howard                   Jefferson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            King
Kirby                    McDaniel                 McKnight
Murray                   Ott                      Pendarvis
Rivers                   Robinson                 Rose
Rutherford               Tedder                   Wetmore
Wheeler                  R. Williams              

Total--32

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. BAMBERG spoke against the Bill.

ACTING SPEAKER HIXON IN CHAIR

Rep. BAMBERG continued speaking.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

Rep. THIGPEN spoke against the Bill.
Rep. MCDANIEL spoke against the Bill.
Rep. GILLIARD spoke against the Bill.
Rep. KING spoke against the Bill.

Rep. THIGPEN moved that the House do now adjourn.

Rep. MAGNUSON demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 37; Nays 68

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Bamberg
Bernstein                Brawley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Dillard                  Garvin
Gilliard                 Govan                    Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hosey                    Howard                   Jefferson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            King
Kirby                    Matthews                 McDaniel
McKnight                 Murray                   Ott
Pendarvis                Rivers                   Robinson
Rose                     Rutherford               Tedder
Thigpen                  Wetmore                  Wheeler
R. Williams                                       

Total--37

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Blackwell
Bradley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Chumley                  Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Haddon
Hardee                   Hewitt                   Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Huggins
Hyde                     Jones                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 May                      McCravy
McGarry                  McGinnis                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Pope                     Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Taylor                   Thayer                   Trantham
West                     White                    Whitmire
Willis                   Yow                      

Total--68

So, the House refused to adjourn.

Rep. RIVERS spoke against the Bill.

The question recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 72; Nays 36

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Blackwell
Bradley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Gilliam                  Haddon
Hardee                   Hayes                    Herbkersman
Hill                     Hiott                    Hixon
Huggins                  Hyde                     J. E. Johnson
Jones                    Jordan                   Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 May                      McCabe
McCravy                  McGarry                  McGinnis
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Pope
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Taylor                   Thayer
Trantham                 West                     White
Whitmire                 Willis                   Yow

Total--72

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Bamberg
Bernstein                Brawley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Dillard                  Garvin
Gilliard                 Govan                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Hosey                    Howard
Jefferson                J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
King                     Kirby                    Matthews
McDaniel                 McKnight                 Murray
Ott                      Pendarvis                Rivers
Robinson                 Rose                     Rutherford
Stavrinakis              Tedder                   Thigpen
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  R. Williams

Total--36

So, the Bill, as amended, was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. SIMRILL moved that the House recur to the morning hour, which was agreed to.

S. 133--INTERRUPTED DEBATE

Debate was resumed on the following Joint Resolution, the pending question being the consideration of the Joint Resolution:

S. 133 (Word version) -- Senators Massey, Gustafson, Rice, Hembree, Kimbrell, Turner, Bennett, Climer, Garrett, Cash, Adams, Verdin, Peeler, Grooms, Young, Campsen, M. Johnson, Talley, Goldfinch, Shealy, Cromer, Senn and Fanning: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO MAKE APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN RESERVATIONS, UNDERSTANDINGS, AND DECLARATIONS LIMITING THE APPLICATION; AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN SELECTION CRITERIA FOR DELEGATES TO A CONVENTION OF THE STATES AS WELL AS LIMITATIONS UPON THEIR AUTHORITY.

Rep. KING proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to S. 133 (Word version) (COUNCIL\CM\133C001.GT.CM22), which was tabled:
Amend the Joint Resolution, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 1 in its entirety and inserting:
/SECTION   1.   (A)   The General Assembly of the State of South Carolina hereby applies to Congress, under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States requiring that, in the absence of a national emergency, the total of all federal appropriations made by Congress for any fiscal year may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues for that fiscal year, together with any related and appropriate fiscal restraints.

(B)   During a convention of the states, making changes to the thirteenth, fourteenth, or fifteenth amendments to the United States Constitution is prohibited.     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. KING explained the amendment.

Rep. TAYLOR moved to table the amendment.

Rep. GOVAN demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 68; Nays 41

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Bannister
Bennett                  Blackwell                Bradley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Gilliam                  Haddon
Hardee                   Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hiott                    Hixon                    Huggins
Hyde                     J. E. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   Ligon                    Long
Lowe                     Lucas                    May
McCravy                  McGarry                  McGinnis
T. Moore                 Morgan                   D. C. Moss
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Pope                     Sandifer                 Simrill
M. M. Smith              Taylor                   Thayer
West                     White                    Whitmire
Willis                   Yow                      

Total--68

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bernstein                Brawley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Dillard
Garvin                   Gilliard                 Govan
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Hill                     Hosey                    Howard
Jefferson                J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
King                     Kirby                    Magnuson
Matthews                 McCabe                   McDaniel
McKnight                 Murray                   Ott
Pendarvis                Rivers                   Robinson
Rose                     Rutherford               Stavrinakis
Tedder                   Thigpen                  Trantham
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  

Total--41

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. BRAWLEY spoke against the Joint Resolution.
Rep. J. L. JOHNSON spoke against the Joint Resolution.
Rep. GOVAN spoke against the Joint Resolution.
Rep. KING spoke against the Joint Resolution.

Further proceedings were interrupted by the expiration of time on the uncontested calendar, the pending question being consideration of the Joint Resolution.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. HIOTT moved that the House recur to the morning hour, which was agreed to.

S. 133--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

Debate was resumed on the following Joint Resolution, the pending question being the consideration of the Joint Resolution:

S. 133 (Word version) -- Senators Massey, Gustafson, Rice, Hembree, Kimbrell, Turner, Bennett, Climer, Garrett, Cash, Adams, Verdin, Peeler, Grooms, Young, Campsen, M. Johnson, Talley, Goldfinch, Shealy, Cromer, Senn and Fanning: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO MAKE APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN RESERVATIONS, UNDERSTANDINGS, AND DECLARATIONS LIMITING THE APPLICATION; AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN SELECTION CRITERIA FOR DELEGATES TO A CONVENTION OF THE STATES AS WELL AS LIMITATIONS UPON THEIR AUTHORITY.

Rep. KING spoke against the Joint Resolution.

Rep. B. NEWTON moved to reconsider the vote whereby Amendment No. 2 was tabled, which was agreed to:

Rep. KING proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to S. 133 (Word version) (COUNCIL\CM\133C001.GT.CM22), which was adopted:
Amend the Joint Resolution, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 1 in its entirety and inserting:
/   SECTION   1.   (A)   The General Assembly of the State of South Carolina hereby applies to Congress, under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States requiring that, in the absence of a national emergency, the total of all federal appropriations made by Congress for any fiscal year may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues for that fiscal year, together with any related and appropriate fiscal restraints.

(B)   During a convention of the states, making changes to the thirteenth, fourteenth, or fifteenth amendments to the United States Constitution is prohibited.     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. B. NEWTON spoke in favor of the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

The question recurred to the passage of the Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 67; Nays 41

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Ballentine               Bannister
Bennett                  Blackwell                Bradley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Collins                  B. Cox                   W. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Finlay                   Forrest
Fry                      Gagnon                   Gilliam
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hayes
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hiott
Hixon                    Huggins                  Hyde
J. E. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
Ligon                    Lowe                     Lucas
May                      McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 T. Moore                 Morgan
V. S. Moss               Murphy                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Oremus                   Ott
Pope                     Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith              Taylor
Thayer                   Trantham                 West
White                    Whitmire                 Willis
Yow                                               

Total--67

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Bailey
Bamberg                  Bernstein                Brawley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Dillard
Garvin                   Gilliard                 Govan
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Hill
Hosey                    Howard                   Jefferson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Kirby
Long                     Magnuson                 Matthews
McCabe                   McCravy                  McKnight
D. C. Moss               Murray                   Nutt
Pendarvis                Rivers                   Robinson
Rose                     Rutherford               Stavrinakis
Tedder                   Thigpen                  Wetmore
Wheeler                  R. Williams              

Total--41

So, the Joint Resolution, as amended, was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

S. 236--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 236 (Word version) -- Senator Young: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-1000, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POOLING PRECINCTS IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PRECINCT CONTAINING THREE THOUSAND OR MORE VOTERS, AN INCREASE FROM FIVE HUNDRED OR MORE VOTERS, HAVE ITS OWN POLLING PLACE; THAT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE MUNICIPAL POOLED PRECINCTS CANNOT EXCEED THREE THOUSAND, AN INCREASE FROM ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED; AND THAT POOLED MUNICIPAL POLLING PLACES CANNOT BE MORE THAN FIVE MILES, AN INCREASE FROM THREE MILES, FROM THE NEAREST PART OF ANY POOLED PRECINCT.

Reps. LUCAS and G.M. SMITH proposed the following Amendment No. 3 to S. 236 (Word version) (COUNCIL\HB\236C009.BH.HB22), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/   SECTION     1.   Section 7-7-1000 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-7-1000.   (A)   For purposes of municipal general elections only, a municipality may pool one or more precincts with other precincts and have one voting place for all of these pooled precincts upon the following conditions:

(1)   Any precinct which contains five hundred or more registered voters within the municipality must have its own voting place.

(2)   The total number of registered voters within the municipality in each group of pooled precincts cannot exceed one thousand five hundred.

(3)   The voting place of any precinct pooled with others cannot be more than three miles from the nearest part of any pooled precinct.

(4)   The notice requirements of Section 7-7-15 must be complied with and in addition to this requirement, the location of voting places for all precincts including those pooled must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality on the day of the election. If the newspaper is not published daily, then on the date of publication nearest and prior to the date of election.

(5)   Whenever precincts are pooled in a municipal general election, the voter registration lists, poll lists, and ballots for each precinct represented must be used by the managers of election. Results of the election must also be reported and certified by individual precinct.

(B)   For purposes of municipal primary elections only, a municipality may pool one or more precincts with other precincts and have one voting place for all of these pooled precincts upon the following conditions:

(1)   Any precinct which contains three thousand or more registered voters within the municipality must have its own voting place.

(2)   The total number of registered voters within the municipality in each group of pooled precincts cannot exceed three thousand.

(3)   The voting place of any precinct pooled with others cannot be more than three miles from the nearest part of any pooled precinct.

(4)   The notice requirements of Section 7-7-15 must be complied with and in addition to this requirement, the location of voting places for all precincts including those pooled must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality on the day of the election. If the newspaper is not published daily, then on the date of publication nearest and prior to the date of election.

(5)   Whenever precincts are pooled in a municipal primary election, the voter registration lists, poll lists, and ballots for each precinct represented must be used by the managers of election. Results of the election must also be reported and certified by individual precinct."
SECTION   2.   Article 1, Chapter 13, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 7-13-25.   (A)   Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter or Chapter 5 of this title, the authority charged by law with conducting an election shall establish a procedure by which a qualified elector may cast his ballot, without excuse, during an early voting period for all elections. The qualified elector may cast a ballot during an early voting period pursuant to this section.

(B)   Early voting centers must be established and maintained to ensure that voters may cast only one ballot.

(C)   A qualified elector may cast his ballot at an early voting center in the county in which he resides.

(D)   Each county board of voter registration and elections must establish at least one early voting center and may establish up to seven early voting centers. Each early voting center must be supervised by employees of the county board of voter registration and elections or the State Election Commission.

(E)   The early voting period shall be from Monday through Saturday for the two-week period immediately preceding an election.

(F)   The county board of voter registration and elections shall provide the hours of operation for the early voting center or centers in accordance with the following:

(1)   for statewide general elections, the early voting centers must be open from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on each day of the early voting period;

(2)   for any election that is not a statewide general election or runoff election, the early voting centers must be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. during the early voting period;

(3)   for any runoff election, the early voting centers must be open on the Wednesday through Friday immediately preceding the election and must be open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; and

(4)   for any election, the early voting centers must not be open on Sundays or on legal holidays.

(G)(1)   Each county board of voter registration and elections must determine locations for its early voting centers. In selecting locations for early voting centers, the county board of voter registration and elections must consider geography, population, and ADA compliant accessibility. The county board of voter registration and elections must distribute the locations throughout the county to maximize accessibility for all voters in the county to the greatest extent possible.

(2)   Each county board of voter registration and elections must identify locations it intends to utilize as early voting centers for a statewide primary and a statewide general election by March 10 before that primary election.

(3)   The Executive Director of the State Election Commission must approve the addition or relocation of early voting centers after March 10, and may, at his discretion, direct the move of early voting centers to ensure proper distribution throughout each county.

(H)   The county board of voter registration and elections must publish the location and hours of each early voting center at least fourteen days before the early voting period begins. Publication of the schedule must be made, at a minimum, to a website or webpage managed by, or on behalf of, each respective county board of voter registration and elections.

(I)   Each early voting center must have available every ballot style in use in the particular county for that election.

(J)   Upon the daily closure of each early voting center, all ballots must be transported to the county board of voter registration and elections and stored in a secure location.

(K)   A sign must be posted prominently in each early voting center and shall have printed on it: 'VOTING MORE THAN ONCE IS A FELONY AND, UPON CONVICTION, A PERSON MUST BE FINED NOT LESS THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS NOR MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND IMPRISONED NOT MORE THAN FIVE YEARS'.

(L)   The provisions of this section do not apply to presidential preference primaries held pursuant to Section 7-11-20."
SECTION   3.   A.     Section 7-11-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-11-10.   (A)   Nominations for candidates for the offices to be voted on in a general or special election may be by political party primary, by political party convention, or by petition; however, a person who was defeated as a candidate for nomination to an office in a party primary or party convention shall must not have his name placed on the ballot for the ensuing general or special election, except that this section does not prevent a defeated candidate from later becoming his party's nominee for that office in that election if the candidate first selected as the party's nominee dies, resigns, is disqualified, or otherwise ceases to become the party's nominee for that office before the election is held.

(B)   A candidate must not file more than one statement of intention of candidacy for a single office for the same election.

(C)   A candidate must not be nominated by more than one political party for a single office for the same election."
B.   Section 7-13-320(D) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(D)   The names of candidates offering for any other another office shall must be placed in the proper place on the appropriate ballot, stating whether it is a state, congressional, legislative, county, or other office. A candidate's name must not appear on the ballot more than once for any single office for the same election."
SECTION   4.   Section 7-15-220(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(A)   The oath, a copy of which is required by Section 7-15-200(2) to be sent each absentee ballot applicant and which is required by Section 7-15-230 to be returned with the absentee ballot applicant's ballot, shall be signed by the absentee ballot applicant and witnessed by a person who is at least eighteen years of age. The oath shall be in the following form:

'I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am duly qualified to vote at this election according to the Constitution of the State of South Carolina, that I have not voted during this election, that the ballot or ballots with which this oath is enclosed is my ballot and that I have received no assistance in voting my ballot that I would not have been entitled to receive had I voted in person at my voting precinct.'

____________________________________

Signature of Voter

Dated on this ______ day of ____________ 20 __

_________________       ___________________

Signature of Witness       Printed Name of Witness

____________________

Address of Witness"
SECTION   5.   Section 7-15-320 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-15-320.   (A)   Qualified electors in any of the following categories who are unable to vote during early voting hours for the duration of the early voting period, and during the hours the polls are open on election day, must be permitted to vote by absentee ballot in all elections an election when they are absent from their county of residence on election day during the hours the polls are open , to an extent that it prevents them from voting in person:

(1)   persons with employment obligations who present written certification of the obligations to the county board of voter registration and elections students, their spouses, and dependents residing with them;

(2)   persons who will be attending sick or physically disabled persons serving with the American Red Cross or with the United Service Organizations (USO) who are attached to and serving with the Armed Forces of the United States, their spouses, and dependents residing with them;

(3)   persons confined to a jail or pretrial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial governmental employees, their spouses, and dependents residing with them; or

(4)   persons who are going to be absent from their county of residence on vacation (who by virtue of vacation plans will be absent from their county of residence on election day); or

(5)   overseas citizens.

(B)   Qualified electors in the following categories must be permitted to vote by absentee ballot in an election, regardless of whether the elector is able to vote during early voting hours for the duration of the early voting period, and during the hours the polls are open all elections, whether or not they are absent from their county of residence on election day:

(1)   physically disabled persons;

(2)   persons sixty-five years of age or older persons whose employment obligations require that they be at their place of employment during the hours that the polls are open and present written certification of that obligation to the county board of voter registration and elections;

(3)   members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines of the United States, their spouses, and dependents residing with them certified poll watchers, poll managers, county board of voter registration and elections members and staff, county and state election commission members and staff working on election day; or

(4)   attending sick or physically disabled persons
(5)   persons admitted to hospitals as emergency patients on the day of an election or within a four-day period before the election, as provided in Section 7-15-330;

(6)   persons with a death or funeral in the family within a three-day period before the election;

(7)   persons who will be serving as jurors in a state or federal court on election day;

(8)   persons sixty-five years of age or older;

(9)   persons confined to a jail or pretrial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial; or

(10)   members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines of the United States, their spouses, and dependents residing with them.
SECTION   6.   Section 7-15-330 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 133 of 2020, is amended to read:

"Section 7-15-330.   (A)   To vote by absentee ballot,:

(1)   a qualified elector or a member of his immediate family, as defined in Section 7-15-310(8), must request an application to vote by absentee ballot in person, by telephone, or by mail from the county board of voter registration and elections, or at an extension office of the county board of voter registration and elections as established by the county governing body, for the county of the voter's residence. ;or

(2)   A person requesting an application for a qualified elector as the qualified elector's authorized representative must request an application to vote by absentee ballot in person or by mail only and must himself be a registered voter and must sign an oath to the effect that he fits the statutory definition of an authorized representative. This The signed oath must be kept on file with the county board of voter registration and elections until the end of the calendar year or until all contests concerning a particular election have been finally determined, whichever is later. A candidate, or a member of a candidate's paid campaign staff, or a including campaign volunteer volunteers reimbursed for time expended on campaign activity, is not allowed to request applications for absentee voting for any person designated in this section unless the person is a member of the immediate family.

(B)(1)   A request for an application to vote by absentee ballot may be made anytime during the calendar year in which the election in which the qualified elector desires to be permitted to vote by absentee ballot is being held.

(2)   A person who makes a request for an application to vote by absentee ballot, either for himself or on behalf of another elector as permitted by this section, must provide the following:

(a)   for the elector for whom the request is being made, the elector's:

(i)   name;

(ii)   date of birth; and

(iii)   last four digits of his social security number; and

(b)   if someone is making a request on behalf of an elector, the requestor's:

(i)   name;

(ii)   address;

(iii)   date of birth; and

(iv)   relation to the elector, as required by subsection (A).

(3)   The county board of voter registration and elections must verify the information required in this section for the elector for whom the absentee ballot is being requested, and must record the information provided for the individual who makes a request on behalf of an elector before providing an absentee ballot application.

(4)   A person must not request absentee applications for more than five qualified electors per election, in addition to himself.

(C)   However, completed Completed applications must be returned to the county board of voter registration and elections:
in person, by either the elector, a member of the elector's immediate family, or the elector's authorized representative, or by mail, by the elector, to the county board of voter registration and elections no later than before 5:00 p.m. on the fourth eleventh day before the day of the election to vote by absentee ballot. Applications must be accepted by the county board of voter registration and elections until 5:00 p.m. on the day immediately preceding the election for those who appear in person and are qualified to vote absentee pursuant to Section 7-15-320.

(D)   A member of the immediate family of Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (C), if an elector is a person who is admitted to a hospital as an emergency patient on the day of an election or within a four-day period before the election, then a member of the elector's immediate family may obtain an application from the board on the day of an election, complete it, receive the ballot, deliver it personally to the patient who shall vote, and personally carry the ballot back to the county board of voter registration and elections.

(E)   The county board of voter registration and elections shall serially number each absentee ballot application form and keep a record book in which must be recorded the number of the form, the name, home address, and absentee mailing address of the person for whom the absentee ballot application form is requested; the name, address, voter registration number, and relationship of the person requesting the form, if other than the applicant; the date upon which the form is requested; the date upon which the form is issued; and the date and method upon which the absentee ballot is returned. This information becomes a public record at 9:00 a.m. on the day immediately preceding the election, except that forms issued for emergency hospital patients must be made public by 9:00 a.m. on the day following an election.

(F)   A person who violates the provisions of this section is subject to the penalties provided in Section 7-25-170."
SECTION   7.   Section 7-15-380(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(A)   The oath, which is required by Section 7-15-370 to be imprinted on the return-addressed envelope, furnished each absentee ballot applicant, must be signed by the absentee ballot applicant and witnessed by a person who is at least eighteen years of age. The address, printed name, and signature of the witness shall appear on the oath. In the event the voter cannot write because of a physical handicap or illiteracy, the voter must make his mark and have the mark witnessed by someone designated by the voter. The oath must be in the following form:

'I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am duly qualified to vote at this election according to the Constitution of the State of South Carolina, that I have not voted during this election, that the ballot or ballots contained in this envelope is my ballot and that I have received no assistance in voting my ballot that I would not have been entitled to receive had I voted in person at my voting precinct.'

____________________________________

Signature of Voter

Dated on this ______ day of ____________ 20 ___

_________________       ___________________

Signature of Witness       Printed Name of Witness

_________________

Address of Witness"
SECTION   8.   Section 7-15-385 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-15-385.   (A)   Upon receipt of the ballot or ballots, the absentee ballot applicant must mark each ballot on which he wishes to vote and place each ballot in the single envelope marked 'Ballot Herein' which in turn must be placed in the return-addressed envelope. The applicant must then return the return-addressed envelope to the board of voter registration and elections only by:

(1)   mail, to the main office of the county board of voter registration and elections;

(2)   by personal delivery, to an election official during office hours at the main office of the county board of voter registration and elections or to an election official during office hours at an early voting center; or

(3)   by authorizing another person a member of the applicant's immediate family, as defined in Section 7-15-310(8), or an authorized representative, to return the return-addressed envelope for him to an election official during office hours at the main office of the county board of voter registration and elections or to an election official during office hours at an early voting center.

(B)   An applicant who authorizes a member of his immediate family or an authorized representative to return the return-addressed envelope for him pursuant to this section must complete an The authorization must be given in writing on a form prescribed by the State Election Commission and that must be turned in to the board of voter registration and elections by the immediate family member or authorized representative at the time the return-addressed envelope is returned. The voter applicant must sign the form, or in the event the voter applicant cannot write because of a physical handicap or illiteracy, then the voter applicant must make his mark and have the mark witnessed by someone designated by the voter applicant.

(C)   The authorization form prescribed by the State Election Commission must include a designated space in which an election official must record the specific form of government-issued photo identification presented by the immediate family member or authorized representative who is authorized by the applicant to deliver the return-addressed envelope. The authorization form must be preserved as part of the record of the election, and the county board of voter registration and elections must note the time and date of receipt of the authorization form, and the name of the authorized returnee, immediate family member or authorized representative, his relationship to the applicant, and the immediate family member's or authorized representative's form of government-issued photo identification in the record book required by Section 7-15-330.

(D)(1)   When an applicant, or an applicant's authorized immediate family member or authorized representative, presents himself to deliver a return-addressed envelope pursuant to this section, he must produce a valid and current:

(a)   driver's license issued by a state within the United States;

(b)   another form of identification containing a photograph issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles or its equivalent by a state within the United States;

(c)   passport;

(d)   military identification containing a photograph issued by the federal government; or

(e)   South Carolina voter registration card containing a photograph of the voter.

(2)   An election official must verify that the name and photograph on the identification is the applicant, or the applicant's authorized immediate family member or authorized representative, as applicable.

(E)   An election official must not accept a return-addressed envelope until the provisions of this section have been met.

(F)   A candidate or a member of a candidate's paid campaign staff including volunteers reimbursed for time expended on campaign activity is not permitted to serve as an authorized returnee for any person unless the person is a member of the voter's immediate family as defined in Section 7-15-310. The oath set forth in Section 7-15-380 must be signed and witnessed on each returned envelope. The board of voter registration and elections must record in the record book required by Section 7-15-330 the date the return-addressed envelope with witnessed oath and enclosed ballot or ballots is received by the board. The county board of voter registration and elections must securely store the return-addressed envelopes in a locked box boxes within the main office of the county board of voter registration and elections as prescribed by the State Election Commission.

(G)   It is unlawful for a person to return more than five return-addressed envelopes in an election, in addition to his own. A person who violates this subsection, upon conviction, must be punished as provided in Section 7-25-190."
SECTION   9.   Section 7-15-420 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 133 of 2020, is amended to read:

"Section 7-15-420.   (A)   The county board of voter registration and elections, municipal election commission, or executive committee of each municipal party in the case of municipal primary elections is responsible for the tabulation and reporting of absentee ballots.

(B)   At 9:00 a.m. Beginning no earlier than 7:00 a.m. on the second day immediately preceding election day, the managers appointed pursuant to Section 7-13-72 7-5-10, and in the presence of any watchers who have been appointed pursuant to Section 7-13-860, may begin the process of examining the return-addressed envelopes that have been received by the county board of voter registration and elections making certain that each oath has been properly signed and witnessed and includes the printed name, signature, and address of the witness. All return-addressed envelopes received by the county board of voter registration and elections before the time for closing the polls must be examined in this manner. A ballot may not be counted unless the oath is properly signed and witnessed nor may any ballot be counted which is received by the county board of voter registration and elections after time for closing of the polls. The printed instructions required by Section 7-15-370(2) to be sent each absentee ballot applicant must notify him that his vote will not be counted in either of these events. If a ballot is not challenged, the sealed return-addressed envelope must be opened by the managers, and the enclosed envelope marked 'Ballot Herein' removed, and placed in a locked box or boxes, and kept secure.

(C)   After all return-addressed envelopes have been emptied in this manner, but no earlier than 7:00 a.m. on election day, the managers shall remove the ballots contained in the envelopes marked 'Ballot Herein', placing each one in the ballot box provided for the applicable contest.

(D)   Beginning no earlier than at 9:00 7:00 a.m. on election day, the absentee ballots may be tabulated, including any absentee ballots received on election day before the polls are closed. If any ballot is challenged, the return-addressed envelope must not be opened, but must be put aside and the procedure set forth in Section 7-13-830 must be utilized; but the absentee voter must be given reasonable notice of the challenged ballot.

(E)   Results of the absentee ballot tabulation must not be publicly reported until after the polls are closed. An election official, election worker, candidate, or watcher who intentionally violates the prohibition contained in this subsection is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years.

(F)   The processes of examining the return-addressed envelopes, opening the sealed return-addressed envelopes to remove the 'Ballot Herein' envelopes, and removing the ballots from the 'Ballot Herein' envelopes for tabulation must be conducted in the presence of any candidate who elects to be present, and of any watchers who have been appointed pursuant to Section 7-13-860. Provided, any candidates or watchers present must be located a reasonable distance in order to maintain both the right to observe and the secrecy of the ballots."
SECTION   10.   Section 7-15-430 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-15-430.   (A)   Prior to the distribution of voter registration lists to the various precincts, the county board of voter registration and elections shall note, opposite the name of each registered voter, who is provided an absentee ballot and who has returned an absentee ballot has voted by absentee ballot the fact of such voting or that an absentee ballot has been issued to a voter, as the case may be.

(B)   No voter whose name is so marked on the registration list as having returned an absentee ballot voted shall be permitted to vote in person in his resident precinct or at an early voting center in his county. and no A voter who is provided an absentee ballot, but who has not returned an been issued an absentee ballot, may cast a provisional ballot at his resident precinct or at an early voting center in his county. The provisional ballot must only be counted if the absentee ballot is not received by the time for the closing of the polls on election day vote whether such ballot has been cast or not, unless he shall furnish to the officials of his resident precinct a certificate from the county board of voter registration and elections that his absentee ballot has been returned to the board unmarked.

(C)   Should any voter be issued an absentee ballot, or should any voter return an absentee ballot, after the board has released the registration books to be used in the election to the county board of voter registration and elections, municipal election commission, county committee, executive committee of any municipal party, or poll managers, the board of voter registration and elections shall immediately notify in writing the county board of voter registration and elections, municipal election commission, county committee, executive committee of any municipal party, or poll manager, as the case may be, of the name, address, and certificate number of each voter who has since been issued an absentee ballot, or who has since returned an absentee ballot, and the registration books must be appropriately marked that the voter has been issued an absentee ballot, or has returned an absentee ballot."
SECTION   11.   Section 7-5-170 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-5-170.   (1)   Written application required.--A person may not be registered to vote except upon written application or electronic application pursuant to Section 7-5-185, which shall become a part of the permanent records of the board to which it is presented and which must be open to public inspection. However, the social security number contained in the application must not be open to public inspection.

(2)   Form of application. -- The application must be on a form prescribed and provided by the executive director and shall contain the following information: name, sex, race, social security number, date of birth, residence address, mailing address, telephone number of the applicant, and location of prior voter registration. The applicant must affirm that he is not under a court order declaring him mentally incompetent, confined in any public prison, has never been convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws, or if previously convicted that he has served his entire sentence, including probation and parole time, or has received a pardon for the conviction. Additionally, the applicant must take the following oath: 'I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States and that on the date of the next ensuing election, I will have attained the age of eighteen years and am a resident of South Carolina, this county, and of my precinct. I further swear (or affirm) that the present residence address listed herein is my sole legal place of residence, and that I claim no other place as my legal residence, and that, to my knowledge, I am neither registered nor intend to register to vote in another state or county.' Any applicant convicted of fraudulently applying for registration is guilty of perjury and is subject to the penalty for that offense.

(3)   Date stamp voter registration applications. -- The county board of voter registration and elections shall date stamp all voter registration applications delivered in person, electronically, or by mail as of the date received.

(3)(4)   Administration of oaths. -- Any member of the county board of voter registration and elections, deputy registrar, or any registration clerk must be qualified to administer oaths in connection with the application.

(4)(5)   Decisions on applications. -- Any member of the county board of voter registration and elections, deputy registrar, or registration clerk may pass on the qualifications of the prospective voter. In case of a question of an applicant being refused registration, at least one member of the board shall pass on the qualifications of the voter. A concise statement of the reasons for the refusal must be written on the application."
SECTION   12.   Section 7-13-320(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(A)   Other than ballots delivered electronically to qualified electors who are entitled to vote by absentee ballot under the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 52 U.S.C. Section 20301, et seq., the ballots shall incorporate features which can be used to authenticate the ballot as an official ballot but which do not make the ballot identifiable to a particular elector. The ballot shall be printed on paper of such thickness that the printing cannot be distinguished from the back and shall be of such size and color as directed by the State Election Commission. If more than one ballot is to be used in any election, each such ballot shall be printed upon different colored paper;"
SECTION   13.   Section 7-13-610(C) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(C)   Other than ballots delivered electronically to qualified electors who are entitled to vote by absentee ballot under the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 52 U.S.C. Section 20301, et seq., the ballots shall incorporate features which can be used to authenticate the ballot as an official ballot but which do not make the ballot identifiable to a particular elector. The ballot must be printed on paper of a thickness so that the printing cannot be distinguished from the back and must be of a size and color as directed by the State Election Commission. If more than one ballot is to be used in a primary, each ballot must be printed on different colored paper. The ballot must contain a voting square opposite the name of each candidate, and the voter shall vote by putting a mark in the voting square opposite the name of the candidate of his choice. The State Election Commission may establish, under Chapter 23 of Title 1, such rules and regulations as are necessary for the proper administration of this section."
SECTION   14.   Section 7-13-1330 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-13-1330.   (A)   Before a decision is made to procure a statewide voting system, the State Election Commission must provide a public comment period of not less than thirty days. The input must be considered in the procurement of a statewide voting system.

(B)   Before any kind of optical scan voting system is used at any election, it must be approved by the State Election Commission, which shall examine the optical scan voting system and make and file in the commission's office a report, attested by the signature of the commission's executive director, stating whether, in the commission's opinion, the kind of optical scan voting system examined may be accurately and efficiently used by electors at elections, as provided by law. An optical scan voting system may not be approved for use in the State unless certified by a testing laboratory accredited by the Federal Election Assistance Commission as meeting or exceeding the minimum requirements of the latest federal voting system standards and guidelines. If the federal voting system standards and guidelines have been amended less than thirty-six months prior to an election, then the State Election Commission may approve and certify a voting system that meets the prior standards after determining:

(1)   the effect that such approval would have on the integrity and security of elections; and

(2)   the procedure and cost involved to bring the voting system into compliance with the amended standards.

(B)(C)   No kind of vote recorder not approved pursuant to this section shall be used at any election and if, upon the reexamination of any type vote recorder previously approved, it appears that the vote recorder so reexamined can no longer be accurately and efficiently used by electors at elections as provided by law, the approval of the vote recorder must immediately be revoked by the State Election Commission, and no such type vote recorder shall thereafter be purchased for use or used in this State.

(C)(D)   If a vote recorder, including an optical scan voting system, which was approved for use before July 1, 1999, is improved or otherwise changed in a way since its approval that does not impair its accuracy, efficiency, or capacity, the vote recorder may be used in elections. However, if the software, hardware, or firmware of the system is improved or otherwise changed, the system must comply with the requirements of subsection (A) (B).

(D)(E)   Any person or company who requests an examination of any type of vote recorder or optical scan voting system shall pay a nonrefundable examination fee of one thousand dollars for a new voting system and a nonrefundable examination fee of five hundred dollars for an upgrade to any existing system to the State Election Commission. The State Election Commission may at any time, in its discretion, reexamine any vote recorder or optical scan voting system when evidence is presented to the commission that the accuracy or the ability of the system to be used satisfactorily in the conduct of elections is in question.

(E)(F)   Any person or company who seeks approval for any vote recorder or optical scan voting system in this State must file with the State Election Commission a list of all states or jurisdictions in which the system has been approved for use. This list must state how long the system has been used in the state; contain the name, address, and telephone number of that state or jurisdiction's chief election official; and must disclose any reports compiled by state or local government concerning the performance of the system. The vendor is responsible for filing this information on an ongoing basis.

(F)(G)   Any person or company who seeks approval for any vote recorder or optical scan voting system must file with the State Election Commission copies of all contracts and maintenance agreements used in connection with the sale of the voting system. All changes to standard contracts and maintenance agreements must be filed with the State Election Commission.

(G)(H)   Any person or company who seeks approval for any vote recorder or optical scan voting system must conduct, under the supervision of the State Election Commission and any county board of voter registration and elections, a field test for any new voting system, as part of the certification process. The field test shall involve South Carolina voters and election officials and must be conducted as part of a scheduled primary, general, or special election. This test must be held in two or more precincts, and all costs relating to the voting system must be borne by the vendor. The test must be designed to gauge voter reaction to the system, problems that voters have with the system, and the number of voting units required for the efficient operation of an election. The test must also demonstrate the accuracy of votes cast and reported on the system.

(H)(I)   Before an optical scan voting system may be used in elections in the State, all source codes for the system must be placed in escrow by the manufacturer, at the manufacturer's expense, with the authority approved by the Federal Election Assistance Commission. These source codes must be available to the State Election Commission in case the company goes out of business, pursuant to court order, or if the State Election Commission determines that an examination of these source codes is necessary. The manufacturer shall place all updates of these source codes in escrow, and notify the State Election Commission that this requirement has been met.

(I)(J)   After a vote recorder or optical scan voting system is approved, an improvement or change in the system must be submitted to the State Election Commission for approval pursuant to this section; however, this requirement does not apply to the technical capability of a general purpose computer or reader to electronically count and record votes or to a printer to accurately reproduce vote totals.

(J)(K)   If the State Election Commission determines that a vote recorder or optical scan voting system that was approved no longer meets the requirements set forth in subsections (A) (B) and (C) (D) or Section 7-13-1340, the commission may decertify that system. A decertified system shall not be used in elections unless the system is reapproved by the commission under subsections (A) (B) and (C) (D).

(K)(L)   Neither a member of the State Election Commission, any county board of voter registration and elections or custodian, nor a member of a county governing body shall have any pecuniary interest in any vote recorder, or in the manufacture or sale of the vote recorder.

(M)   An optical scan voting system must maintain an image of each ballot that is cast in a manner that protects the integrity of the data and the anonymity of each voter.

(N)   All electronic records for a statewide election must be preserved for not less than twenty-four months following the election."
SECTION   15. Section 7-13-1340(k) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(k)   if approved after July 1, 1999, or if an upgrade in software, hardware, or firmware is submitted for approval as required by Section 7-13-1330 (C), is able to electronically transmit vote totals for all elections to the State Election Commission in a format and timeframe specified by the commission disables, at all times while utilized in a current election, the following:

(1)   a connection to the Internet or an external network;

(2)   the capability to establish a wireless connection to an external network;

(3)   the establishment of a connection to an external network through a cable, a wireless modem or any other mechanism or process; and

(4)   automatic resolution functionality for ballots flagged for further review."
SECTION   16.   Sections 7-13-1620(A) and (G) of the 1976 Code are amended to read:

"(A)   Before any kind of voting system, including an electronic voting system, is used at an election, it must be approved by the State Election Commission, which shall examine the voting system and make and file in the commission's office a report, attested to by the signature of the commission's executive director, stating whether, in the commission's opinion, the kind of voting system examined may be accurately and efficiently used by electors at elections, as provided by law. A voting system may not be approved for use in the State unless certified by a testing laboratory accredited by the Federal Election Assistance Commission as meeting or exceeding the minimum requirements of the latest federal voting system standards and guidelines. If the federal voting system standards and guidelines have been amended less than thirty-six months prior to an election, then the State Election Commission may approve and certify a voting system that meets the prior standards after determining:

(1)   the effect that such approval would have on the integrity and security of elections; and

(2)   the procedure and cost involved to bring the voting system into compliance with the amended standards."

"(G)   After a voting system is approved, an improvement or change in the system must be submitted to the State Election Commission for approval pursuant to this section. This requirement does not apply to the technical capability of a general purpose computer, reader, or printer used for election preparation or ballot tallying tally reporting."
SECTION   17.   Section 7-13-1640(C) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(C)   If approved after July 1, 1999, or if an upgrade in software, hardware, or firmware is submitted for approval as required by Section 7-13-1620(B), the voting system must be able to electronically transmit vote totals for all elections from the county board of voter registration and elections to the State Election Commission in a format and time frame specified by the commission.

(D)   Anytime a voter is eligible to cast a ballot, the voting machine and any counting device must have disabled:

(1)   a connection to the Internet or an external network;

(2)   the capability of establishing a wireless connection;

(3)   the establishment of a connection to an external network through a cable, a wireless modem, or any other mechanism or process; and

(4)   automatic resolution functionality for ballots flagged for further review."

(E)   All electronic records for a statewide election must be preserved for not less than twenty-four months following the election."
SECTION   18.   Section 7-13-440 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION   19.   Section 7-3-40 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-3-40.   The Bureau of Vital Statistics must furnish the executive director a monthly report of all persons eighteen years of age or older who have died in the State and all individuals eighteen years of age or older who have died out-of-state since making the previous report. All reports must contain the name of the deceased, county of residence, his social security or other identification number, and his date and place of birth. The bureau must provide this information at no charge."
SECTION   20.   Section 7-5-186 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-5-186.   (A)(1)   The State Election Commission shall establish and maintain a statewide voter registration database that must be administered by the commission and made continuously available to each county board of voter registration and elections and to other agencies as authorized by law. The executive director must conduct an annual general registration list maintenance program to maintain accurate voter registration records in the statewide voter registration system.

(2)(a)(B)   State agencies, including, but not limited to, the Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Vital Statistics, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Employment and Workforce, and the Department of Corrections, shall provide information and data to the State Election Commission that the commission considers necessary in order to maintain the statewide voter registration database established pursuant to this section, except where prohibited by federal law or regulation. The State Election Commission shall ensure that any information or data provided to the State Election Commission, which is confidential in the possession of the entity providing the data, remains confidential while in the possession of the State Election Commission.

(b)   Information provided under this division for maintenance of the statewide voter registration database must not be used to update the name or address of a registered elector. The name or address of a registered elector only must be updated as a result of the elector's actions in filing a notice of change of name, change of address, or both.

(c)   A county board of voter registration and elections shall contact a registered elector by mail at the address on file with the board to verify the accuracy of the information in the statewide voter registration database regarding that elector if information provided under subsection (A)(2)(a) of this section identifies a discrepancy between the information regarding that elector that is maintained in the statewide voter registration database and maintained by a state agency.

(3)(C)   The State Election Commission may enter into agreements to share information or data with other states or groups of states, as the commission considers necessary, in order to maintain the statewide voter registration database established pursuant to this section. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the commission shall ensure that any information or data provided to the commission that is confidential in the possession of the state providing the data remains confidential while in the possession of the commission. The commission may provide such otherwise confidential information or data to persons or organizations that are engaging in legitimate governmental purposes related to the maintenance of the statewide voter registration database.

(D)   A county board of voter registration and elections shall send a notice, as described in Section 7-5-330(F)(2), to a registered elector by mail at the address on file with the board to verify the accuracy of the information in the statewide voter registration database regarding that elector if a discrepancy exists between information provided under this section and information that is maintained in the statewide voter registration database.

(E)   Information provided under this section for maintenance of the statewide voter registration database must not be used to update the name or address of a registered elector. The name or address of a registered elector must only be updated as a result of the elector's actions in filing a notice of change of name, change of address, or both."
SECTION   21.   Section 7-5-330 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-5-330.   (A)   In the case of registration with a motor vehicle application under Section 7-5-320, the valid voter registration form of the applicant must be completed at the Department of Motor Vehicles no later than thirty days before the date of the election.

(B)   In the case of registration by mail under Section 7-5-155, the valid voter registration form of the applicant must be postmarked no later than thirty days before the date of the election.

(C)   In the case of registration at a voter registration agency, the valid voter registration form of the applicant must be completed at the voter registration agency no later than thirty days before the date of the election.

(D)   In any other case, the valid voter registration form of the applicant must be received by the county board of voter registration and elections no later than thirty days before the date of the election.

(E)(1)   The county board of voter registration and elections shall:

(a)   send notice to each applicant of the disposition of the application; and

(b)   ensure that the identity of the voter registration agency through which a particular voter is registered is not disclosed to the public.

(2)   If the notice sent pursuant to the provisions of subitem (a) of this item item (1) is returned to the county board of voter registration and elections as undeliverable, the elector to whom it was sent must be reported by the board to the State Election Commission. The State Election Commission must place the elector in an inactive status on the master file within seven days after receipt of the report from the county board of voter registration and elections and may shall remove this elector upon compliance with the provisions of Section 7-5-330(F).

(F)(1)   The State Election Commission may not remove the name of a qualified elector from the official list of eligible voters on the ground that the qualified elector has changed residence unless the qualified elector:

(a)   confirms in writing that the qualified elector has changed residence to a place outside the county in which the qualified elector is registered; or

(b)(i)   has failed to respond to a notice described in item (2); and

(ii)   has not voted or appeared to vote and, if necessary, correct the county board of voter registration and elections record of the qualified elector's address, in an election during the period beginning on the date of the notice and ending on the day after the date of the second general election that occurs after the date of the notice.

(2)   'Notice', as used in this item, means a postage prepaid and preaddressed return card, sent by forwardable mail, on which the qualified elector may state his current address, together with a statement to the following effect:

(a)   if the qualified elector did not change his residence, or changed residence but remained in the same county, the qualified elector shall return the card no later than thirty days before the date of the election. If the card is not returned, affirmation or confirmation of the qualified elector's address may be required before the qualified elector is permitted to vote during the period beginning on the date of the notice and ending on the day after the date of the second general election that occurs after the date of the notice, and if the qualified elector does not vote in an election during that period, the qualified elector's name must be removed from the official list of eligible voters;

(b)   if the qualified elector has changed residence to a place outside the county in which the qualified elector is registered, information as to how the qualified elector can re-register to vote.

(3)   The county board of voter registration and elections shall correct an the official list of eligible voters in accordance with change of residence information obtained pursuant to the provisions of this subsection.

(4)   The program required pursuant to the provisions of subsection (F) of this section must be completed no later than ninety days before the date of a statewide primary or general election."
SECTION   22.   Section 7-5-340 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

Section 7-5-340.   (A)   The State Election Commission shall:

(1)   ensure that the name of a qualified elector may not be is removed from the official list of eligible voters except within seven days of receipt of information confirming:

(a)   at the request of the qualified elector to be removed;

(b)   if the elector is adjudicated mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction; or

(c)   as provided under item (2);

(2)   conduct a general program that makes a reasonable effort to remove the names of ineligible voters from the official lists of eligible voters by reason of:

(a)   the death of the qualified elector; or

(d)   the elector is not a citizen of the United States; or  

(b)(e)   a change in the residence of the qualified elector to a place outside the county in which the qualified elector is registered when such confirmation is received from the qualified elector in writing;

(3)(2)   inform applicants under Sections 7-5-155, 7-5-310, and 7-5-320 of:

(a)   voter eligibility requirements; and

(b)   penalties provided by law for submission of a false voter registration application;

(4)(3)   complete, no later than ninety days before the date of a statewide primary or general election, a program to systematically remove the names of ineligible voters from the official lists list of eligible voters in compliance with the provisions of Section 7-5-330(F); this subitem item may not be construed to preclude:

(a)   the removal of names from the official lists list of eligible voters on a basis described in items item (1) and (2); or

(b)   correction of registration records pursuant to this article."
SECTION   23.   Chapter 25, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 7-25-30.   The State Law Enforcement Division shall establish a public reporting hotline telephone number and email address for receiving reports of possible election fraud or other violations of the election laws of this State. It shall promptly review all reported violations and take action as it determines appropriate."
SECTION   24.   Chapter 5, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 7-5-350.   The State Election Commission shall report to the General Assembly annually regarding the commission's actions taken to maintain the accuracy of the statewide voter registration database and voter registration list maintenance. This report shall include, but is not limited to, the number of: (1) voters removed from the voter registration list and the reason for the removal; (2) voters placed on inactive status; (3) voters placed on archive status; (4) new voter registrations; and (5) voter registration updates, including elector address changes. This annual report must be delivered to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by January fifteenth of each year."
SECTION   25.   Chapter 1, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 7-1-110.   (A)   The President of the Senate, on behalf of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on behalf of the House of Representatives, have an unconditional right to intervene on behalf of their respective bodies in a state court action that challenges the validity of an election law, an election policy, or the manner in which an election is conducted.

(B)   In a federal court action that challenges the validity of an election law, an election policy, or the manner in which an election is conducted, the President of the Senate, on behalf of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on behalf of the House of Representatives, have standing to intervene as a party on behalf of their respective bodies, to file an amicus brief, or to provide evidence or argument, written or oral, in accordance with the federal rules of procedure, irrespective of whether any other officer of the State has appeared in the action.

(C)   A federal court presiding over an action that challenges the validity of an election law, an election policy, or the manner in which an election is conducted is requested to allow the President of the Senate, on behalf of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on behalf of the House of Representatives, to intervene in any such action as a party.

(D)   A request to intervene or the participation of the President of the Senate, on behalf of the Senate, or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on behalf of the House of Representatives, as a party or otherwise, in an action that challenges the validity of an election law, an election policy, or the manner in which an election is conducted does not constitute a waiver of:

(1)   legislative immunity or legislative privilege for any individual legislator, legislative officer, or legislative staff member; or

(2)   sovereign immunity or any other rights, privileges, or immunities of the State that arise under the United States Constitution or the South Carolina Constitution.

(E)   The State Election Commission and the Attorney General must notify the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives within twenty-four hours of the receipt of service of a complaint that challenges the validity of an election law, an election policy, or the manner in which an election is conducted.

(F)   In an action in which the Senate or the House of Representatives intervenes or participates pursuant to this section, the Senate and the House of Representatives must function independently from each other in the representation of their respective bodies, unless otherwise agreed to by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(G)   The Senate and the House of Representatives may employ attorneys other than the Attorney General to defend any action that challenges the validity of an election law, an election policy, or the manner in which an election is conducted.

(H)   The President of the Senate, on behalf of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on behalf of the House of Representatives, have standing to bring an action in mandamus in the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to compel an election official to faithfully apply, enforce, and defend the election laws of the State."
SECTION   26.   Section 7-3-20(C) of the 1976 Code is amended by adding appropriately numbered items to read:

"( )   establish methods of auditing election results, which may include risk-limiting audits, hand-count audits, results verification through independent third-party vendors that specialize in election auditing, ballot reconciliation, or any other method deemed appropriate by the executive director. Election result audits must be conducted in all statewide elections after the election concludes, but prior to certification by the State Board of Canvassers, and may be performed following any other election held in the State at the discretion of the executive director. Once completed, audit reports must be published on the commission's website;"
SECTION   27.   A.     Section 7-25-20 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-25-20.   It is unlawful for a person to fraudulently:

(1)   procure the registration of a name on the books of registration;

(2)   offer or attempt to vote that name;

(3)   offer or attempt to vote in violation of this title or under any false pretense as to circumstances affecting his qualifications to vote; or

(4)   aid, counsel, or abet another in fraudulent registration or fraudulent offer or attempt to vote.

A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than one hundred thousand dollars nor more than five hundred thousand dollars or and imprisoned not more than one year, or both five years."
B.   Section 7-25-110 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-25-110.   It is unlawful for a person qualified to vote at any general, special, or primary election for an office whether local, state, or federal to vote more than once at such election, for the same office. A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor felony and, upon conviction, must be fined in the discretion of the court or not less than one thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars and imprisoned not more than three five years."
C.   Section 7-25-120 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-25-120.   It is unlawful for a person to impersonate or attempt to impersonate another person for the purpose of voting in a general, special, or primary election, whether municipal or State. A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than three five years or and fined not less than three hundred one thousand dollars nor more than twelve hundred five thousand dollars, or both. When a person who violates the provisions of this section is placed under bond, the bond may not be less than six hundred dollars nor more than twelve hundred dollars."
D.     Section 7-25-160 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-25-160.   A manager at any general, special, or primary election in this State who wilfully violates any of the duties devolved by law upon such position is guilty of a misdemeanor felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more less than five hundred one thousand dollars or nor more than five thousand dollars and imprisoned not more than three five years. A manager who commits fraud or corruption in the management of such election is guilty of a misdemeanor felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more less than five hundred one thousand dollars or nor more than five thousand dollars and imprisoned not more than three five years, or both."
E.   Section 7-25-170 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-25-170.   An officer, other than a manager at any election, on whom a duty is imposed by this title, except under Section 7-13-1170, Articles 1 and 3 of Chapter 17 and Chapters 19 and 23 of this title, who wilfully neglects such duty or engages in corrupt conduct in executing it is guilty of a misdemeanor felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more less than five hundred one thousand dollars or nor more than five thousand dollars and imprisoned not more than three five years."
SECTION   28.   A.     Section 7-3-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-3-10.   (a)(A)   There is hereby created the State Election Commission composed of five members, at least one of whom shall be a member of the majority political party represented in the General Assembly and at least one of whom shall be a member of the largest minority political party represented in the General Assembly, to be appointed by the Governor to serve terms of four years and until their successors have been elected appointed and qualify, except of those first appointed three shall serve for terms of two years. Any vacancy on the Commission commission shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term in the same manner as the original appointment.

(b)(B)   The Governor shall appoint one of the members to serve as chairman and one of the members to serve as vice chairman. The terms of chairman and vice chairman shall be for a term of two years and until his successor has been appointed and qualifies their successors are appointed and qualify. The Commission commission shall select such other officers from among its members as it may deem necessary.

(c)(C)   The commission shall meet at its offices in Columbia at least once each month or at such times as considered necessary by the commission. However, the commission may change the location of the meeting if the change is more convenient for the commission or any parties scheduled to appear before the commission.

(d)(D)   The Commission commission shall have the powers and duties as enumerated in this title.

(e)(E)(1)   No person shall be eligible to be appointed to the commission who:

(a)   has not been a registered voter in this State for the five years immediately preceding the term of appointment;

(b)   is a member of a candidate's paid campaign staff, or a campaign volunteer;

(c)   held an elective public office, was a candidate for an elective public office, or was a lobbyist within the year preceding the start of the term of appointment; or

(d)   was an officer of a local or national committee of a political party or an officer in a partisan political club or organization within the year preceding the start of the term of appointment.

(2)   No person shall be eligible to continue to serve on the commission who, during the person's term of appointment:

(a)   is a candidate for an elective public office, a member of a candidate's paid campaign staff, or a campaign volunteer;

(b)   is an officer of a local or national committee of a political party or an officer in a partisan political club or organization;

(c)   is a lobbyist;

(d)   makes a contribution to a candidate or knowingly attends a fundraiser held for the benefit of a candidate;

(e)   takes an official action that contravenes a state election law;

(f)   makes a written or oral statement intended for general distribution or dissemination to the public at large discrediting the merit of a state election law; or

(g)   fails to supervise and instruct the executive director regarding the execution of the executive director's duties.

(3)   A person serving on the commission who was not eligible to be appointed pursuant to item (1), or a person serving on the commission who is no longer eligible to continue to serve pursuant to item (2), is subject to removal:

(a)   by the Governor; or

(b)   through an action filed in the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court by the President of the Senate, on behalf of the Senate, or by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on behalf of the House of Representatives, for a determination of the right of the person to continue to serve on the commission.
No member of the commission may participate in political management or in a political campaign during the member's term of office. No member of the commission may make a contribution to a candidate or knowingly attend a fundraiser held for the benefit of a candidate. Violation of this subsection subjects the commissioner to removal by the Governor.

(F)   The commission shall promulgate regulations to establish standardized processes for the administration of elections and voter registration that must be followed by the county boards of voter registration and elections. The regulations must take into account unique circumstances around the State, including, but not limited to, population and geographic disparities among the various counties. The commission is prohibited from promulgating emergency regulations pursuant to Section 1-23-130.

(G)   The commission shall provide for the supervision of the executive director to ensure that the State Election Commission and the county boards of voter registration and elections comply with applicable state and federal election law."
B.   Notwithstanding Section 7-3-10(A), as amended by this act, the expiration dates for the terms of the current members of the commission shall be staggered as follows:

(1)   for members with terms expiring on September 15, 2022, the terms will now expire on June 30, 2023; and

(2)   for members with terms expiring on September 15, 2024, the terms will now expire on June 30, 2025.
C.   Notwithstanding Section 7-3-10(B), as amended by this act, the initial term of the vice chairman must run concurrently with the existing term of the chairman.
D.     The provisions of Section 7-3-10(E)(1), as added by the act, applies to a candidate for appointment to the State Election Commission on and after the effective date of this act.
SECTION   29.   A.     Section 7-3-20 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-3-20.   (A)   The State Election Commission shall elect appoint an executive director, upon the advice and consent of the Senate, who shall be directly responsible to the commission and who shall serve at the pleasure of the commission. The executive director shall be the chief administrative officer for the State Election Commission. The term of the executive director is for four years, and he may be reappointed, upon the advice and consent of the Senate, for succeeding terms. In the event of a vacancy in the position of executive director, an interim director must be appointed by the State Election Commission and an appointment for a permanent executive director must be submitted to the Senate as soon as practicable. If a person is appointed by the State Election Commission to be executive director and he is not confirmed by the Senate by the date for the sine die adjournment of the General Assembly following the submission of the appointment, then the person must not serve as an interim or permanent executive director.

(B)   The executive director shall receive such compensation and employ such staff, subject to the approval of the State Election Commission, as may be provided by law.

(C)(1)   No person shall be eligible to be appointed as the executive director who:

(a)   does not possess at least three years' experience in election administration;

(b)   is a member of a candidate's paid campaign staff, or a campaign volunteer;

(c)   held an elective public office, was a candidate for an elective public office, or was a lobbyist within the year preceding the start of the term of appointment; or

(d)   was an officer of a local or national committee of a political party or an officer in a partisan political club or organization within the year preceding the start of the term of appointment.

(2)   No person shall be eligible to continue to serve as the executive director who, during the person's term of appointment:

(a)   is a candidate for an elective public office, a member of a candidate's paid campaign staff, or a campaign volunteer;

(b)   is an officer of a local or national committee of a political party or an officer in a partisan political club or organization;

(c)   is a lobbyist;

(d)   makes a contribution to a candidate or knowingly attends a fundraiser held for the benefit of a candidate;

(e)   takes an official action that contravenes a state election law;

(f)   makes a written or oral statement intended for general distribution or dissemination to the public at large discrediting the merit of a state election law; or

(g)   fails to supervise and instruct the county boards of voter registration and elections regarding compliance with state and federal election laws.

(3)   A person serving as the executive director who was not eligible to be appointed pursuant to item (1), or a person serving as the executive director who is no longer eligible to continue to serve pursuant to item (2), is subject to removal through an action filed in the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court by the President of the Senate, on behalf of the Senate, or by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on behalf of the House of Representatives, for a determination of the right of the person to continue to serve as the executive director.

(D)   The executive director shall:

(1)   direct and supervise the implementation of the standardized processes established by the commission pursuant to Section 7-3-10(F);

(2)   supervise the conduct of the county board boards of elections and voter registration and elections, as established pursuant to Article 1, Chapter 5, which administers elections and voter registration in the State, and ensure those boards' compliance with the requirements with applicable state or federal law or State Election Commission policies and procedures with regard to the conduct of elections or the voter registration process by all persons involved in the elections process;

(2)(3)   conduct reviews, audits, or other postelection analysis of the county board boards of elections and voter registration and elections, as established pursuant to Article 1, Chapter 5, to ensure those boards' compliance with the requirements with applicable state or federal law or State Election Commission policies, and procedures, or standardized processes with regard to the conduct of elections or the voter registration process by all persons involved in the elections process;

(3)(4)   maintain a complete master file of all qualified electors by county and by precincts;

(4)(5)   delete the name of any elector:

(a)   who is deceased;

(b)   who is no longer qualified to vote in the precinct where currently registered;

(c)   who has been convicted of a disqualifying crime;

(d)   who is otherwise no longer qualified to vote as may be provided by law; or

(e)   who requests in writing that his name be removed;

(5)(6)   enter names on the master file as they are reported by the county boards of voter registration and elections;

(6)(7)   furnish each county board of voter registration and elections with a master list of all registered voters in the county, together with a copy of all registered voters in each precinct of the county, at least ten days prior to each election. The precinct copies shall be used as the official list of voters;

(7)(8)   maintain all information furnished to his office relating to the inclusion or deletion of names from the master file for four years;

(8)(9)   purchase, lease, or contract for the use of such equipment as may be necessary to properly execute the duties of his office, subject to the approval of the State Election Commission;

(9)(10)   secure from the United States courts and federal and state agencies available information as to persons convicted of disqualifying crimes;

(10)(11)   obtain information from any other source which may assist him in carrying out the purposes of this section;

(11)(12)   perform such other duties relating to elections as may be assigned him by the State Election Commission;

(12)(13)   furnish at reasonable price any precinct lists to a qualified elector requesting them;

(13)(14)   serve as the chief state election official responsible for implementing and coordinating the state's responsibilities under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993;

(14)(15)   serve as the chief state election official responsible for implementing and enforcing the state's responsibilities under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), as set forth in the U.S.C., Title 42, Section 1973ff, et seq.; and

(15)(16)   establish and maintain a statewide voter registration database that shall be administered by the commission and made continuously available to each county board of voter registration and elections and to other agencies as authorized by law.;

(17)   promulgate regulations for voter registrations performed by private entities; and

(18)   enter into the master file a separate designation for each voter casting an absentee ballot or an early ballot in an election.

(D)(E)   The State Election Commission shall publish on the commission's website each change to voting procedures enacted by state or local governments. State and local governments shall file notice of all changes in voting procedures, including, but not limited to, changes to precincts with the State Election Commission within five days after adoption of the change or thirty-five days prior to the implementation, whichever is earlier. All voting procedure changes must remain on the commission's website at least through the date of the next general election. However, if changes are made within three months prior to the next general election, then the changes shall remain on the commission's website through the date of the following general election."
B.   The provisions of Section 7-3-20(C)(1), as added by this act, do not apply to a person who holds the position of executive director on the effective date of this act.
C.   Notwithstanding Section 7-3-20(A), as amended by this act, the commission must provide an initial appointment for executive director to the Senate for advice and consent no later than January 10, 2023. The appointment must be made even if there is not a vacancy in the position at that time and the commission desires that the executive director continue to serve as the agency's executive director. The term of the initial appointment expires June 30, 2027.
SECTION   30.   Section 7-3-25 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-3-25.   (A)   In the event that the State Election Commission, acting through its executive director, determines that a county board of elections and voter registration and elections has failed to comply with applicable state or federal law or State Election Commission policies, and procedures, or standardized processes with regard to the conduct of the election or voter registration process, the State Election Commission, acting through its executive director or other designee, must supervise, pursuant to Section 7-3-20(C)(D)(1) and (2), the county board to the extent necessary to:

(1)   identify the failure to comply with state or federal law or State Election Commission policies, and procedures, or standardized processes;

(2)   establish a plan to correct the failure; and

(3)   implement the plan to correct the failure. The officials and employees of the State Election Commission and the county board must work together, in good faith, to remedy the failure of the county board to adhere to state or federal law or State Election Commission policies, procedures, or standardized processes. In the event of a difference of policy or opinion between a county election official or employee and the State Election Commission or its designee, pertaining to the manner in which particular functions must be performed, the policy or opinion of the State Election Commission shall control.

(B)   If a county board of voter registration and elections does not or cannot determine and certify the results of an election or referendum for which it is responsible by the time set for certification by applicable law, the responsibility to determine and certify the results is devolved upon the State Election Commission.

(C)   If the State Election Commission determines that an official or an employee of a county board of voter registration and elections has negligently failed to comply with applicable state or federal law or State Election Commission policies, and procedures, or standardized processes with regard to the election or voter registration process or fails to comply with or cooperate with the corrective plan established by the State Election Commission or its designee under the provisions of subsection (A), the commission may order the decertification of that official or employee and if decertified the commission shall require that official to participate in a retraining program approved by the commission prior to recertification. If the commission finds that the failure to comply with state or federal law or State Election Commission policies, and procedures, or standardized processes by an official is wilful, it shall recommend the termination of that official to the Governor or it shall recommend termination of a staff member to the director of the appropriate county board of voter registration and elections."
SECTION   31.   Article 1, Chapter 5, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 7-5-50.   Notwithstanding another provision of law, the State Election Commission and the county boards of voter registration and elections may not receive, accept, or expend gifts, donations, or funding from private individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, or any third party not provided through ordinary state or county appropriations."
SECTION   32.   Chapter 5, Title 7 of the 1976 Code of Laws is amended by adding:

"Section 7-5-190.   The State Election Commission shall ensure that voter registration information, the voting system, and electronic poll books are protected by security measures that meet or exceed current best practices for protecting data integrity. To do so, the State Election Commission shall consider security standards and best practices issued by federal security and intelligence services, including, but not limited to, the Department of Homeland Security and the Election Assistance Commission. The State Election Commission shall certify on an annual basis to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives that the agency has substantially complied with the requirements of this section."
SECTION   33.   A.     Section 7-3-70 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"(c)   The Department of Motor Vehicles must furnish the executive director a monthly report of all non-United States citizens who are issued a driver's license or identification card. All reports must contain the name of the driver or identification cardholder, social security number, if any, and date of birth. The department must provide this information at no charge."
B.   The first monthly report provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to this SECTION must include every non-United States citizen in this State with a driver's license or identification card.
SECTION   34.   Section 7-13-35 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-13-35.   The authority charged by law with conducting an election must publish two notices of general, municipal, special, and primary elections held in the county in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or municipality, as appropriate. Included in each notice must be a reminder of the last day persons may register to be eligible to vote in the election for which notice is given, notification of the date, time, and location of the hearing on ballots challenged in the election, a list of the precincts involved in the election, the location of the polling places in each of the precincts, and notification that the process of examining the return-addressed envelopes containing absentee ballots may begin at 2:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. on the second day immediately preceding election day at a place designated in the notice by the authority charged with conducting the election. The first notice must appear not later than sixty days before the election and the second notice must appear not later than two weeks after the first notice."
SECTION   35.   Chapter 3, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 7-3-45.   Each county probate court must furnish to the Executive Director of the State Election Commission a monthly report of all persons eighteen years of age or older who have been declared mentally incapacitated by the county probate court. All reports must include the name, county of residence, social security number or other identification number, and date and place of birth of any incapacitated persons. The county probate court must provide the information to the Executive Director of the State Election Commission free of charge."
SECTION   36.   The State Election Commission must establish a voter education program concerning the provisions contained in this legislation. The State Elections Commission must educate the public as follows:

(1)   Post information concerning changes contained in this legislation in a conspicuous location at each county board of registration and elections, each satellite office, the State Elections Commission office, and their respective websites.

(2)   Train poll managers and poll workers at their mandatory training sessions to answer questions by electors concerning the changes in this legislation.

(3)   Require documentation describing the changes in this legislation to be disseminated by poll managers and poll workers at every election held from the effective date of this act until October 21, 2022.

(4)   Coordinate with each county board of voter registration and elections so that at least one seminar is conducted with each county's election officials prior to September 16, 2022.

(5)   Coordinate with local and service organizations to provide for additional informational seminars at a local or statewide level.

(6)   Send a media release describing the changes in this legislation in South Carolina newspapers of general circulation by no later than June 20, 2022.

(7)   Coordinate with local media outlets to disseminate information concerning the changes in this legislation.

In addition to the items above, the State Election Commission may implement additional educational programs in its discretion.
SECTION   37.   Section 7-15-310 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-15-310.   (7)   'Authorized representative' means a registered elector who, with the voter's permission, acts on behalf of a voter unable to go to the polls because of illness or disability resulting in his confinement in a hospital, sanatorium, nursing home, or place of residence, or a voter unable because of a physical handicap to go to his polling place or because of a handicap is unable to vote at his polling place due to existing architectural barriers that deny him physical access to the polling place, voting booth, or voting apparatus or machinery. Under no circumstance shall a candidate, or a member of a candidate's paid campaign staff, or a campaign volunteer volunteers reimbursed for the time they expend on campaign activity be considered an 'authorized representative' of an elector desiring to vote by absentee ballot."
SECTION   38.   Article 5, Chapter 15, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 7-15-400.   No absentee ballot application or absentee ballot may be provided by an election official to a qualified elector unless pursuant to a provision of this article or Article 9 of this chapter."
SECTION   39.   Chapter 25, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 7-25-65.   (A)   It is unlawful for a person to provide, offer to provide, or accept anything of value in exchange for requesting, collecting, or delivering an absentee ballot. A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than one thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars and imprisoned not more than five years.

(B)   This section does not apply to an election official in the course and scope of the election official's duties or a public or private mail service provider acting in the course and scope of the mail service provider's duties to carry and deliver mail."
SECTION   40.   Section 7-25-180 of the 1976 Code of Laws is amended to read:

"Section 7-25-180.   (A)   It is unlawful on an election day within two hundred feet of any entrance used by the voters to enter the polling place for a person to distribute any type of campaign literature or place any political posters. It is unlawful for a person to distribute any type of campaign literature or place any political posters within five hundred feet of any entrance used by the voters to enter the polling place, during polling hours on an election day and during the early voting period. The poll manager shall use every reasonable means to keep the area within two five hundred feet of any such entrance clear of political literature and displays, and the county and municipal law enforcement officers, upon request of a poll manager, shall remove or cause to be removed any material within two five hundred feet of any such entrance distributed or displayed in violation of this section.

(B)   A candidate may wear within two five hundred feet of the polling place a label no larger than four and one-fourth inches by four and one-fourth inches that contains the candidate's name and the office he is seeking. If the candidate enters the polling place, he may not display any of this identification including, but not limited to, campaign stickers or buttons."
SECTION   41.   A.     Any changes to forms required by this act must be implemented as soon as possible, but not later than May 31, 2022.
B.   Notwithstanding the provisions of this act, a county board of voter registration and elections must honor any request made for an absentee ballot for an election during the 2022 calendar year, provided that the request was: (1) received by the county board of voter registration and elections before 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2022; and (2) made in accordance with the law as of April 21, 2022.
C.   An absentee ballot requested prior to the Governor's approval of this act must not be counted towards the limit on absentee ballot requests as prescribed in Section 7-15-330(B)(4), as added by this act.
D.     For the 2022 statewide elections, each county board of voter registration and elections must identify each early voting center it intends to utilize and provide the locations to the State Election Commission Executive Director as follows: (1) for the primary election, no later than May 24, 2022; and (2) for the general election, no later than July 1, 2022. The Executive Director must approve any additions or changes to these early voting centers, and may direct the move of early voting centers to ensure proper distribution throughout each county.
SECTION   42.   Section 7-15-470 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION   43.   The General Assembly finds that the sections presented in this act constitute one subject as required by Section 17, Article III of the South Carolina Constitution, 1895, in particular finding that each change and each topic relates directly to or in conjunction with other sections to the subject of election reform as clearly enumerated in the title.

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   44.   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   45.   If any 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 section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, phrase, and word thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more other sections, subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs, sentences, clauses, phrases, or words hereof may be declared to be unconstitutional, invalid, or otherwise ineffective.
SECTION   46.   A.     Except as provided in B., C., and D. below, all SECTIONS shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.
B.     SECTION 3 shall take effect on January 1, 2023.
C.     SECTIONS 4 and 7 shall take effect on July 1, 2022.  
D.     The requirement that the printed name of the witness be examined on return-addressed envelopes, pursuant to Section 7-15-420(B), as amended by this act, takes effect on July 1, 2022.   /
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Amend title to conform.

Rep. B. NEWTON explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

The question recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 108; Nays 1

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bennett
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brawley                  Brittain                 Bryant
Burns                    Bustos                   Calhoon
Carter                   Caskey                   Chumley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Collins
B. Cox                   W. Cox                   Crawford
Dabney                   Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gilliam
Gilliard                 Govan                    Haddon
Hardee                   Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Herbkersman              Hewitt
Hiott                    Hixon                    Hosey
Howard                   Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
King                     Kirby                    Ligon
Long                     Lowe                     Lucas
Magnuson                 Matthews                 May
McCabe                   McCravy                  McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 T. Moore
Morgan                   D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Ott                      Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Rose                     Rutherford
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Tedder                   Thayer                   Thigpen
Trantham                 West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              Willis                   Yow

Total--108

Those who voted in the negative are:

McDaniel                                          

Total--1

So, the Bill, as amended, was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

S. 906--DEBATE ADJOURNED

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 906 (Word version) -- Senator Shealy: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 43-35-10(3) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "EXPLOITATION" IN THE "OMNIBUS ADULT PROTECTION ACT", TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "EXPLOITATION" TO INCLUDE THE EXERCISE OF EXTREME UNDUE INFLUENCE OVER, COERCIVE PERSUASION OF, OR PSYCHOLOGICALLY DAMAGING MANIPULATION OF A VULNERABLE ADULT; AND TO FURTHER AMEND SECTION 43-35-10 BY ADDING A DEFINITION FOR "UNDUE INFLUENCE".

Rep. MURPHY moved to adjourn debate on the Bill, which was agreed to.

S. 2--REQUESTS FOR DEBATE

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 2 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Malloy, McElveen, Hembree, Senn, Kimbrell and Turner: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 44, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SO AS TO RENAME THE CHAPTER THE "DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH" AND TO REORGANIZE THE CHAPTER TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, TO DELEGATE TO THE DIVISION THE PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT, TO ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT AND BOARD OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT BY THE GOVERNOR, AND TO TRANSFER ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT TO THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, AS APPROPRIATE; TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 44, RELATING, IN PART, TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, SO AS TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REFLECTING THE TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE DIVISION, WITH EXCEPTIONS, AND TO ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION; TO AMEND CHAPTER 49, TITLE 44, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, SO AS TO CREATE THE DIVISION OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REFLECTING THE TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE DIVISION, AND TO ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES; BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 11, TITLE 25 SO AS TO TRANSFER FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH TO THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS THE AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH AND OPERATE VETERANS HOMES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 44-11-10, 44-11-60, 44-11-70, 44-13-20, 44-13-30, 44-13-40, 44-13-60, 44-15-10, 44-15-20, 44-15-30, 44-15-60, 44-15-70, 44-15-80, 44-15-90, 44-17-450, 44-17-460, 44-17-580, 44-17-860, 44-17-865, 44-17-870, 44-22-10, 44-22-110, 44-24-10, 44-25-30, 44-27-10, 44-27-30, 44-28-20, 44-28-40, 44-28-60, 44-28-80, 44-28-360, AND 44-28-370, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; BY ADDING CHAPTER 57 TO TITLE 46 SO AS TO CREATE A DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND TRANSFER TO THE DIVISION THE DIVISIONS, OFFICES, AND PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL THAT PERFORM ENVIRONMENTAL FUNCTIONS, WITH EXCEPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 46-3-10, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, SO AS TO ADD THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; TO AMEND SECTIONS 48-2-20, 48-2-70, 48-2-320, 48-2-330, 48-2-340, 48-14-20, 48-18-20, 48-18-50, 48-20-30, 48-20-40, 48-20-70, 48-21-20, 48-43-10, 48-46-30, 48-46-40, 48-46-50, 48-46-80, 48-46-90, 48-52-810, 48-52-865, 48-55-10, 48-56-20, 48-57-20, 48-60-20, 49-5-30, AND 49-5-60, RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUNDS, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND SEDIMENT REDUCTION, EROSION AND SEDIMENT REDUCTION, MINING, OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION AND PRODUCTION, RADIOACTIVE WASTE, ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND INNOVATION, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT RECOVERY, AND GROUNDWATER, ALL SO AS TO TRANSFER REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; TO AMEND SECTIONS 48-1-10, 48-1-20, 48-1-55, 48-1-85, 48-1-95, 48-1-100, 48-1-280, 48-3-10, AND 48-3-140, RELATING TO THE POLLUTION CONTROL ACT OR POLLUTION CONTROL FACILITIES, ALL SO AS TO TRANSFER REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES; TO AMEND SECTION 48-4-10, RELATING TO THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO TRANSFER THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL'S COASTAL DIVISION AND OFFICE OF OCEAN AND COASTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 48-39-10, 48-39-35, 48-39-50, 48-39-270, 48-40-20, 48-40-40, 49-1-15, 49-1-16, 49-1-18, 49-3-30, 49-4-20, 49-4-80, 49-4-170, 49-6-30, 49-11-120, RELATING TO COASTAL TIDELANDS AND WETLANDS, THE BEACH RESTORATION AND IMPROVEMENT TRUST ACT, NAVIGABLE WATERS, WATER RESOURCES PLANNING, SURFACE WATER WITHDRAWAL REGULATION AND REPORTING, THE AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT COUNCIL, DAM AND RESERVOIR SAFETY, ALL SO AS TO TRANSFER REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO DELETE THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, AND TO ADD THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-20, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, SO AS TO CHANGE THE REFERENCE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH; TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-75, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 1-30-45 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SECTION 1-30-70 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, AND SECTIONS 44-11-30 AND 44-11-40 RELATING TO VETERANS HOMES.

Reps. STAVRINAKIS, COBB-HUNTER, OTT, BRAWLEY, GOVAN, KIRBY, TEDDER, GARVIN, R. WILLIAMS, WHEELER, WETMORE, KING, MURRAY, GILLIARD, MCDANIEL, MAGNUSON, MORGAN, POPE, T. MOORE, ELLIOTT, B. COX, HENDERSON-MYERS, MAY, ANDERSON, MCKNIGHT, RIVERS, HOSEY, BERNSTEIN, DANING, HIOTT, J. L. JOHNSON, CRAWFORD and BANNISTER requested debate on the Bill.

S. 1011--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING

The following Bill was taken up:

S. 1011 (Word version) -- Senators Senn, Shealy, Stephens and Setzler: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA PARKINSON'S DISEASE RESEARCH COLLECTION ACT" BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-3240 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION OF DATA ON THE INCIDENCE OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE BY THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO ALLOW FOR DIAGNOSED PATIENTS TO PARTICIPATE VOLUNTARILY IN DATA COLLECTION; TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF A PARKINSON'S DISEASE ADVISORY BOARD AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE BOARD'S ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES; TO DEFINE TERMS; TO ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO CONFIDENTIALITY AND DISSEMINATION OF COLLECTED INFORMATION AND RECORD KEEPING; TO REQUIRE REPORTING OF DATA BY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES AND PROVIDERS; TO ALLOW THE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS TO FURTHER THE PROGRAM; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

The Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs proposed the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 1011 (Word version) (COUNCIL\VR\1011C001.CC.VR22), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, by striking Section 44-7-3240(C)-(E) and inserting:
/     (C)   MUSC shall establish a system for the collection and dissemination of information determining the incidence and prevalence of Parkinson's disease and related parkinsonism, as advised by the advisory committee. MUSC shall designate Parkinson's disease and related parkinsonism as advised by the advisory committee as diseases required to be reported in the State or any part of the State. All cases of Parkinson's disease diagnosed or treated in South Carolina must be reported to MUSC. However, the mere incidence of a patient with Parkinson's is the sole required information for this database for any patient who chooses not to participate. For the subset of patients who choose not to participate, no further data may be reported to the database. MUSC may create, review, and revise a list of data points required as part of mandated Parkinson's disease reporting pursuant to this section. This list must include, but not be limited to, necessary triggering diagnostic conditions, consistent with the latest International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, and resulting case data including, but not limited to, diagnosis, medical treatment, treatment, and survival. MUSC may implement and administer this subsection through a bulletin or similar instruction.

(D)   MUSC shall provide notification of the mandatory reporting of Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism on its website and also shall provide that information to associations representing physicians and hospitals and directly to the Board of Medical Examiners at least one hundred eighty days prior to requiring information be reported.

(E)   A hospital, facility, physician, surgeon, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or other health care provider deemed necessary by MUSC diagnosing Parkinson's disease or parkinsonism patients shall report each case of Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism to MUSC in a format prescribed by MUSC. MUSC is authorized to enter into data sharing contracts with data reporting entities and their associated electronic medical record systems vendors to securely and confidentially receive information related to Parkinson's disease testing, diagnosis, and treatment.     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. G. M. SMITH explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. WOOTEN proposed the following Amendment No. 2 to S. 1011 (Word version) (COUNCIL\DG\1011C001.NBD.DG22), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/   SECTION   __.   A.   Chapter 130, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-130-75.   (A)   A hospital, by and through a healthcare provider employed by the hospital, may distribute an opioid antidote to:

(1)   a person at risk of experiencing an opiate-related overdose; or

(2)   a caregiver of a person at risk of experiencing an opiate-related overdose.

(B)   A hospital that distributes an opioid antidote in accordance with the provisions of this section is not, as a result of an act or omission, subject to civil or criminal liability. A healthcare provider employed by a hospital that distributes an opioid antidote for the hospital in accordance with the provisions of this section is not, as a result of an act or omission, subject to civil or criminal liability or subject to disciplinary action by the healthcare provider's licensing board."
B.   This SECTION takes effect upon approval by the Governor.     /
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Amend title to conform.

Rep. HUGGINS explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. G. M. SMITH proposed the following Amendment No. 3 to S. 1011 (Word version) (COUNCIL\SA\1011C001.JN.SA22), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, Section 44-7-3240, by adding an appropriately lettered subsection to read:
/   ( )   MUSC is responsible for any costs incurred in implementing the provisions of this section.   /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. G. M. SMITH explained the amendment.
The amendment was then adopted.

Rep. HART proposed the following Amendment No. 4 to S. 1011 (Word version) (COUNCIL\DG\1011C003.NBD.DG22), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/   SECTION   __.   A.   Chapter 130, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-130-75.   (A)   A hospital, by and through a healthcare provider employed by the hospital, may distribute medical marijuana or medical cannabis to:

(1)   a person at risk of experiencing a debilitating medical condition; or

(2)   a caregiver of a person at risk of experiencing a debilitating medical condition.

(B)   A hospital that distributes medical marijuana or medical cannabis in accordance with the provisions of this section is not, as a result of an act or omission, subject to civil or criminal liability. A healthcare provider employed by a hospital that distributes medical marijuana or medical cannabis for the hospital in accordance with the provisions of this section is not, as a result of an act or omission, subject to civil or criminal liability or subject to disciplinary action by the healthcare provider's licensing board.

(C)   For purposes of this section, 'debilitating medical condition' means:

(1)   a diagnosis of one or more of the following that also results in a debilitating condition to the individual patient:

(a)   cancer;

(b)   multiple sclerosis;

(c)   a neurological disease or disorder, including epilepsy;

(d)   post-traumatic stress disorder, subject, however, to evidentiary requirements that confirm the applicant has experienced one or more traumatic events;

(e)   Crohn's disease;

(f)   sickle cell anemia;

(g)   ulcerative colitis;

(h)   cachexia or wasting syndrome;

(i)   autism;

(j)   severe or persistent nausea in a person who is not pregnant that is related to end-of-life or hospice care, or who is bedridden or homebound because of a condition;

(k)   a chronic medical condition causing severe and persistent muscle spasms; or

(l)   any chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition for which an opioid is currently or could be prescribed by a physician based on generally accepted standards of care, subject, however, to a physician's attestation regarding objective proof of the etiology of the patient's pain or regarding the patient having been diagnosed with a specific medical condition or disease that causes the patient severe pain; or

(2)   a terminal illness with a life expectancy of less than one year in the opinion of the person's treating physician.
B.   This SECTION takes effect upon approval by the Governor.     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. G. M. SMITH moved to table the amendment, which was agreed to.

The question recurred to the passage of the Bill.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 107; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Bryant                   Burns
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
W. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gilliam
Gilliard                 Govan                    Haddon
Hayes                    Henderson-Myers          Henegan
Herbkersman              Hewitt                   Hiott
Hixon                    Hosey                    Huggins
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Lowe
Lucas                    Magnuson                 Matthews
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
McDaniel                 McGarry                  McGinnis
McKnight                 T. Moore                 Morgan
D. C. Moss               V. S. Moss               Murphy
Murray                   B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Ott
Pendarvis                Pope                     Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Trantham
West                     Wetmore                  Wheeler
White                    Whitmire                 R. Williams
Willis                   Yow                      

Total--107

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

So, the Bill, as amended, was read the second time and ordered to third reading.

Further proceedings were interrupted by expiration of time on the uncontested Calendar.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. G. M. SMITH moved that the House recur to the morning hour, which was agreed to.

S. 1025--COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED

The following was received from the Senate:

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it nonconcurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 1025 (Word version):

S. 1025 (Word version) -- Senators Shealy, Hutto and Jackson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 44-63-80 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CERTIFIED COPIES OF BIRTH CERTIFICATES, TO EXPAND THE DEFINITION OF LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE AND TO ALTER THE PROCESS FOR OBTAINING BIRTH CERTIFICATES.

Very respectfully,
President

On motion of Rep. MURPHY, the House insisted upon its amendments.

Whereupon, the Chair appointed Reps. B. NEWTON, JORDAN and BERNSTEIN to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

S. 560--COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED

The following was received from the Senate:

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it nonconcurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 560 (Word version):

S. 560 (Word version) -- Senator Scott: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE HEIRS' PROPERTY STUDY COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE METHODS TO ADDRESS HEIR'S PROPERTY ISSUES IN SOUTH CAROLINA, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE, TO REQUIRE THE COMMITTEE TO PREPARE A REPORT FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO DISSOLVE THE STUDY COMMITTEE.

Very respectfully,
President

On motion of Rep. MURPHY, the House insisted upon its amendments.

Whereupon, the Chair appointed Reps. B. NEWTON, JORDAN and BERNSTEIN to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

S. 1106--COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED

The following was received from the Senate:

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it nonconcurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 1106 (Word version):

S. 1106 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Alexander, Scott and Campsen: A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 36, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE GENERAL RESERVE FUND AND THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND, SO AS TO INCREASE FROM FIVE TO SEVEN PERCENT IN INCREMENTS OF ONE-HALF OF ONE PERCENT OVER FOUR FISCAL YEARS THE AMOUNT OF STATE GENERAL FUND REVENUE IN THE LATEST COMPLETED FISCAL YEAR REQUIRED TO BE HELD IN THE GENERAL RESERVE FUND AND THE MANNER THE SEVEN PERCENT REQUIREMENT MUST BE MAINTAINED; AND PROPOSING ANOTHER AMENDMENT TO SECTION 36, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, RELATING TO THE GENERAL RESERVE FUND AND THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND, SO AS TO INCREASE FROM TWO TO THREE PERCENT THE AMOUNT OF STATE GENERAL FUND REVENUE IN THE LATEST COMPLETED FISCAL YEAR REQUIRED TO BE HELD IN THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE FIRST USE OF THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND MUST BE TO OFFSET MIDYEAR BUDGET REDUCTIONS.

Very respectfully,
President

On motion of Rep. G. M. SMITH, the House insisted upon its amendments.

Whereupon, the Chair appointed Reps. G. M. SMITH, SIMRILL and RUTHERFORD to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it concurs in the amendments proposed by the House to H. 4986 (Word version):

H. 4986 (Word version) -- Rep. Ott: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-555, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TRAP PLACEMENT, SO AS TO PROHIBIT TRAPS IN THE WATERS OF THE GENERAL TRAWL ZONE WHEN THESE WATERS ARE OPEN TO TRAWLING FOR SHRIMP.

and has ordered the Bill enrolled for ratification.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

S. 908--COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED

The following was received from the Senate:

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it nonconcurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 908 (Word version):

S. 908 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin and Grooms: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-4445 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE RESTRICTION OF ELEVATING OR LOWERING A MOTOR VEHICLE, TO PROHIBIT MOTOR VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS THAT RESULT IN THE MOTOR VEHICLE'S FRONT FENDER BEING RAISED FOUR OR MORE INCHES ABOVE THE HEIGHT OF THE REAR FENDER.

Very respectfully,
President

On motion of Rep. SANDIFER, the House insisted upon its amendments.

Whereupon, the Chair appointed Reps. WOOTEN, HARDEE and RUTHERFORD to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it concurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 1178 (Word version):

S. 1178 (Word version) -- Senator Climer: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 39-20-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES WRITTEN RENTAL AGREEMENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITY OCCUPANT MAY CHOOSE WHERE TO PUBLISH AN ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE INCLUDING CERTAIN PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE WEBSITES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 39-20-45, RELATING TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF LIENS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLISHING AN ADVERTISEMENT OF A PUBLIC SALE.

and has ordered the Bill enrolled for ratification.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it concurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 946 (Word version):

S. 946 (Word version) -- Senator Goldfinch: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-5-63, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DUTY-FREE LUNCH PERIODS FOR PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS, SO AS TO INSTEAD PROVIDE UNENCUMBERED TIME FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND TEACHERS WHO INSTRUCT CERTAIN STUDENTS REMOVED FROM THE GENERAL EDUCATION SETTING, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS OF STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICIES AND LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS; AND TO PROVIDE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT MUST BE COMPLETELY IMPLEMENTED BEFORE JULY 1, 2023.

and has ordered the Bill enrolled for ratification.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

S. 1087--COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED

The following was received from the Senate:

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it nonconcurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 1087 (Word version):

S. 1087 (Word version) -- Senators Peeler, Alexander, Kimbrell, Shealy, Turner, Climer, M. Johnson, Martin, Corbin, Davis, Massey, Rice, Adams, Garrett, Cash, Young, Malloy, Williams, Loftis, Gambrell, Talley, Cromer, Scott, Jackson, Stephens, Campsen, Verdin, Grooms and McElveen: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "COMPREHENSIVE TAX CUT ACT OF 2022"; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-510, RELATING TO THE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX, SO AS TO REDUCE THE TOP MARGINAL RATE TO 5.7 PERCENT; TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1171, RELATING TO THE MILITARY RETIREMENT DEDUCTION, SO AS TO EXEMPT ALL MILITARY RETIREMENT INCOME; TO AMEND SECTION 12-37-220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO INCREASE A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN MANUFACTURING PROPERTY; TO APPROPRIATE ONE BILLION DOLLARS FROM THE CONTINGENCY RESERVE FUND TO THE TAXPAYER REBATE FUND TO PROVIDE REBATES TO TAXPAYERS; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 12-6-515 RELATING TO AN ARCHAIC INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX PROVISION.

Very respectfully,
President
On motion of Rep. G. M. SMITH, the House insisted upon its amendments.

Whereupon, the Chair appointed Reps. SIMRILL, G. M. SMITH and RUTHERFORD to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it concurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 1103 (Word version):

S. 1103 (Word version) -- Senators Shealy, Jackson, Talley, Davis, Gustafson, M. Johnson, Young, Kimbrell, McElveen, Williams, Cromer, Grooms, Alexander, Gambrell, Setzler and Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION, BY ADDING SECTION 59-3-35 TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD IDENTIFICATION KITS.

and has ordered the Bill enrolled for ratification.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it concurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 449 (Word version):

S. 449 (Word version) -- Senator Young: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2 OF ACT 926 OF 1962, RELATING TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE AIKEN COUNTY COMMISSION FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION, TO ADD TWO NONVOTING MEMBERS.

and has ordered the Bill enrolled for ratification.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The following was received:

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it concurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 460 (Word version):

S. 460 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-9-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF THE OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION AND THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL'S DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, TO DELETE CERTAIN OBSOLETE LANGUAGE, TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, AND TO PROVIDE THE DIVISION OF FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY'S PROGRAM AREAS; TO AMEND SECTION 23-9-20 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL, TO REVISE HIS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 23-9-25(F)(2) AND (5) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE VOLUNTEER STRATEGIC ASSISTANCE AND FIRE EQUIPMENT PROGRAM, TO REVISE GRANT APPLICATION AND FUNDING PROCEDURES; TO AMEND SECTION 23-9-30 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO RESIDENT FIRE MARSHALS, TO REVISE THEIR DUTIES AND WHO MAY EXERCISE THESE DUTIES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL MAY PROMULGATE REGULATIONS REGARDING A FIRE MARSHAL'S TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION; TO AMEND SECTION 23-9-45 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A CLASS D FIRE EQUIPMENT DEALER LICENSE OR A FIRE EQUIPMENT PERMIT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF ADDITIONAL CLASSES OF LICENSES AND QUALIFICATIONS TO OBTAIN THESE LICENSES; TO AMEND SECTION 23-9-50 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL'S AUTHORITY TO INSPECT CERTAIN BUILDINGS OR PREMISES, TO REVISE THE CIRCUMSTANCES UPON WHICH HE MAY ENTER A BUILDING OR PREMISES; TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 9, TITLE 23 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL, BY ADDING SECTION 23-9-125, TO PROVIDE THAT THESE PROVISIONS MAY NOT BE CONSTRUED TO LIMIT THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE BOARD OF PYROTECHNIC SAFETY OR THE REGULATION OF FIREWORKS; TO AMEND CHAPTER 10, TITLE 23 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA FIRE ACADEMY, TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 23-49-120(B) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA FORESTRY COMMISSION'S ACCEPTANCE OF DONATIONS OF FIRE EQUIPMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION, DIVISION OF FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY, MAY ALSO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF FIRE EQUIPMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 40-80-30(D) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO A FIREFIGHTER REGISTERING WITH THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL, TO REVISE THE COST AND PROCESS OF OBTAINING CERTAIN INDIVIDUAL FIGHTER RECORDS; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 23-9-35, 23-9-40, 23-9-60, 23-9-110, AND 23-9-130 OF THE 1976 CODE, ALL RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL.

and has ordered the Bill enrolled for ratification.

Very respectfully,
President
Received as information.

H. 3346--COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED

The following was received from the Senate:

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it nonconcurs in the amendments proposed by the House to H. 3346 (Word version):

H. 3346 (Word version) -- Reps. W. Cox, White, Fry, Haddon, Long, Forrest, G. M. Smith, Caskey, Gagnon, Hyde, West, Thayer, Ligon, Daning, Erickson, Bradley, Weeks, B. Newton, McGarry, Carter, Calhoon and Hixon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 11-11-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATUTORY GENERAL RESERVE FUND, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL RESERVE FUND OF FIVE PERCENT OF GENERAL FUND REVENUE OF THE LATEST COMPLETED FISCAL YEAR MUST BE INCREASED EACH YEAR BY ONE-HALF OF ONE PERCENT OF GENERAL FUND REVENUE OF THE LATEST COMPLETED FISCAL YEAR UNTIL IT EQUALS SEVEN PERCENT OF SUCH REVENUES; TO AMEND SECTION 11-11-320, RELATING TO THE STATUTORY CAPITAL RESERVE FUND OF TWO PERCENT OF GENERAL FUND REVENUE OF THE LATEST COMPLETED FISCAL YEAR, SO AS TO INCREASE IT TO THREE PERCENT OF GENERAL FUND REVENUE OF THE LATEST COMPLETED FISCAL YEAR; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ABOVE PROVISIONS TAKE EFFECT UPON RATIFICATION OF AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 36, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE PROVIDING FOR THE ABOVE.

Very respectfully,
President

On motion of Rep. G. M. SMITH, the House insisted upon its amendments.

Whereupon, the Chair appointed Reps. G. M. SMITH, SIMRILL and RUTHERFORD to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

H. 5150--COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED

The following was received from the Senate:

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it nonconcurs in the amendments proposed by the House to H. 5150 (Word version):

H. 5150 (Word version) -- Ways and Means Committee: A BILL TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS AND TO PROVIDE REVENUES TO MEET THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2022, TO REGULATE THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT DURING THIS FISCAL YEAR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Very respectfully,
President

On motion of Rep. MURRAY, the House insisted upon its amendments.

Whereupon, the Chair appointed Reps. SIMRILL, G. M. SMITH and RUTHERFORD to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

S. 17--COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED

The following was received from the Senate:

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it nonconcurs in the amendments proposed by the House to S. 17 (Word version):

S. 17 (Word version) -- Senators Rankin and Loftis: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO EXTEND CERTAIN GOVERNMENT APPROVALS AFFECTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE STATE.

Very respectfully,
President

On motion of Rep. FORREST, the House insisted upon its amendments.

Whereupon, the Chair appointed Reps. WILLIS, JORDAN and WHEELER to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

Rep. D. C. MOSS, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 5332 (Word version) -- Reps. Murray, McKnight and Anderson: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME STEAMBOAT LANDING ROAD IN CHARLESTON COUNTY "JAMES LEE JAMERSON MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS ROAD CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. D. C. MOSS, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

H. 5373 (Word version) -- Rep. Dillard: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES NAME ITS FACILITY LOCATED AT 122 EDGEWORTH STREET IN THE CITY OF GREENVILLE IN GREENVILLE COUNTY IN HONOR OF CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT LIEUTENANT MICHAEL EDWARD THORNTON, UNITED STATES NAVY.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. D. C. MOSS, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

S. 918 (Word version) -- Senators Goldfinch, Rankin, Hembree, Sabb and Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 501 AND BROADWAY STREET IN HORRY COUNTY "PATROL OFFICER HENRY SCARBOROUGH INTERSECTION" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS LOCATION CONTAINING THE DESIGNATION.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Rep. D. C. MOSS, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

S. 919 (Word version) -- Senators Goldfinch, Rankin, Hembree, Sabb and Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE OVERPASS OF HARRELSON BOULEVARD IN HORRY COUNTY "PATROLMAN JACOB HANCHER OVERPASS" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS LOCATION CONTAINING THE DESIGNATION.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5382 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR GENO JONES, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "GENO ON YOUR RADIO," FOR HIS MANY YEARS SERVING THE LOWCOUNTRY WITH HIS POPULAR RADIO SHOW AND TO WISH HIM MUCH CONTINUED SUCCESS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5383 (Word version) -- Reps. Jones, Willis, Gilliam, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO COMMEND WHITEFORD'S DRIVE-IN FOR SIX AND A HALF DECADES OF OUTSTANDING FOOD AND SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF LAURENS COUNTY AND TO EXTEND WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS ON THE OCCASION OF THIS BELOVED RESTAURANT'S SIXTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5384 (Word version) -- Reps. Jones, Willis, Gilliam, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jordan, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO COMMEND WHITEFORD'S DRIVE-IN FOR SIX AND A HALF DECADES OF OUTSTANDING FOOD AND SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF LAURENS COUNTY AND TO EXTEND WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS ON THE OCCASION OF THIS BELOVED RESTAURANT'S SIXTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5385 (Word version) -- Reps. Gilliard, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR INELL RAMSEY GREENE FOR HER FIFTY-NINE YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE AS AN EDUCATOR.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5386 (Word version) -- Reps. Gatch, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE PASSING OF THE HONORABLE JAMES "JIM" HERBERT MESSERVY, SR., OF SUMMERVILLE, TO CELEBRATE HIS LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS, AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5387 (Word version) -- Reps. Ott, Cobb-Hunter, Govan and Hosey: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR CATHY CULLER HUGHES OF NORTH FOR A HALF CENTURY OF DEDICATED SERVICE IN THE FIELD OF NEWSPAPER JOURNALISM, FOR TWENTY-THREE YEARS OF OUTSTANDING WORK AS PUBLISHER OF THE TIMES AND DEMOCRAT, AND FOR HER COMMITMENT TO THE ORANGEBURG COMMUNITY.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5388 (Word version) -- Reps. B. Newton and McGarry: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE THE HONORABLE LARRY F. HONEYCUTT AT THE COMPLETION OF SIXTEEN YEARS AS A DEDICATED LANCASTER COUNTY COUNCILMAN, TO THANK HIM FOR HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE, AND TO EXTEND BEST WISHES IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5389 (Word version) -- Reps. Gatch, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE THE SUMMERVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ON THE OCCASION OF ITS ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY AND TO HONOR THE ORGANIZATION FOR ITS CENTURY OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5390 (Word version) -- Reps. Rutherford, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR BENEDICT COLLEGE FOR ITS MANY AND SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE EDUCATION AND CULTURE OF OUR CITIZENS AND TO DECLARE MAY 12, 2022, AS "BENEDICT COLLEGE 2021-2022 SIAC CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5391 (Word version) -- Reps. Hyde, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO SALUTE THE SPARTANBURG DAY SCHOOL VARSITY BOYS TENNIS TEAM ON A SUPERLATIVE SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM ON NETTING THE 2022 SOUTH CAROLINA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ASSOCIATION CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

The Resolution was adopted.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER moved that when the House adjourn, it adjourn to meet at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow, which was agreed to.

Rep. OTT moved that the House do now adjourn.

Rep. MAY demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 68; Nays 36

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bennett                  Bernstein
Bradley                  Brawley                  Brittain
Bustos                   Calhoon                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  W. Cox
Crawford                 Daning                   Davis
Dillard                  Erickson                 Finlay
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gilliam
Gilliard                 Govan                    Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Herbkersman
Hewitt                   Hiott                    Hosey
Howard                   Huggins                  Hyde
Jefferson                J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson
K. O. Johnson            King                     Kirby
Lowe                     Matthews                 McGarry
McGinnis                 McKnight                 D. C. Moss
Murphy                   Murray                   B. Newton
Ott                      Pendarvis                Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               G. M. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Tedder
Thigpen                  West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  R. Williams              

Total--68

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                  Blackwell                Bryant
Burns                    Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  B. Cox                   Dabney
Elliott                  Forrest                  Fry
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hixon
Jones                    Ligon                    Long
Magnuson                 May                      McCabe
McCravy                  T. Moore                 Morgan
V. S. Moss               Nutt                     Oremus
Pope                     Sandifer                 Simrill
Taylor                   Thayer                   Trantham
White                    Whitmire                 Willis

Total--36

So, the motion to adjourn was agreed to.

RETURNED WITH CONCURRENCE

The Senate returned to the House with concurrence the following:

H. 4384 (Word version) -- Reps. Hosey, Rivers, S. Williams, Clyburn and J. Moore: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 321 IN THE TOWN OF FAIRFAX IN ALLENDALE COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 278 TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH SEVENTEENTH STREET "M.F. 'SONNY' RILEY, JR. HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THESE WORDS.

H. 5212 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas and R. Williams: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF CASHUA FERRY ROAD IN DARLINGTON COUNTY FROM WILSON CLINIC TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH COGGESHALL ROAD "JAMES 'JIMMY' MCKELVEY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.

ADJOURNMENT

At 10:10 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. ANDERSON, adjourned in memory of Jimmy Young, to meet at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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