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					                        Tuesday, May 13, 2008
                         (Statewide Session)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

  The House assembled at 12:00 noon.
  Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E.
Seastrunk, Jr., as follows:

   Our thought for today is from Psalm 69:13: “But as for me, my
prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the
abundance of your steadfast love, answer me.”
   Let us pray. God of all faithfulness, thank You for being with us in
difficult times. Hold these Representatives and staff in Your protective
care and give them the tools to accomplish the work they have been
called to do. Grant them wisdom, courage, and integrity as they work
together for the good of this State. Bless our Nation, President, State,
Governor, Speaker, this Honorable Assembly, and all who labor in
these Halls of Government. Protect our defenders of freedom at home
and abroad as they protect us. Hear us as we pray. 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.

  After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of Friday, the
SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.

                 MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
  The following was received:

   Columbia, S.C., May 8, 2008
   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. 4548:

  H. 4548 -- Reps. Umphlett, Cobb-Hunter, G. M. Smith, Lowe,
Hutson, Jefferson, Toole, Vick, J. H. Neal, Huggins, Haley,
Witherspoon, Anderson, Dantzler, Duncan, Knight, Ott, E. H. Pitts,
Spires, Williams and Funderburk: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE
OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION
50-13-5 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES

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OF CHAPTER 13 OF TITLE 50, RELATING TO THE
PROTECTION OF FISH; BY ADDING SECTION 50-13-221 SO AS
TO PROVIDE FOR CATCH LIMITS, LENGTH LIMITS, AND
OTHER REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO STRIPED BASS
TAKEN IN THE LOWER SANTEE RIVER AND COOPER RIVER
SYSTEMS DURING SPECIFIED PERIODS; TO AMEND SECTION
50-9-1120, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE POINT SYSTEM
FOR HUNTING AND FISHING VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO ADD
ADDITIONAL POINTS FOR OTHER FISHING VIOLATIONS; TO
AMEND SECTION 50-13-285, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO
PENALTIES FOR EXCEEDING CERTAIN LIMITS, SO AS TO
FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THESE
PENALTIES APPLY; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 50-13-220, 50-
13-230, AND 50-13-235 RELATING TO STRIPED BASS CATCH
AND TAKING REQUIREMENTS.
  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., May 8, 2008
   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. 880:

  S. 880 -- Senators Campsen, Knotts, Fair and Scott: A BILL TO
AMEND SECTION 56-1-2110 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO
DISQUALIFICATION FROM DRIVING A COMMERCIAL
MOTOR VEHICLE, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WITH A
VERIFIED      POSITIVE     DRUG       TEST     OR     ALCOHOL
CONFIRMATION TEST IS DISQUALIFIED FROM DRIVING A
COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE UNTIL THE PERSON
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES AN ALCOHOL OR DRUG
PROGRAM; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 56 OF THE
1976 CODE, RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSES, TO PROVIDE
THAT A MEDICAL REPORTING OFFICER CONDUCTING DRUG
OR ALCOHOL CONFIRMATION TESTS PURSUANT TO 49

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C.F.R. 40 MUST REPORT POSITIVE VERIFIED TEST RESULTS
TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
  and has ordered the Bill enrolled for ratification.

  Very respectfully,
  President
  Received as information.

    H. 4800--COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED
  The following was received from the Senate:

                  MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
  Columbia, S.C., May 8, 2008
  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. 4800:

  H. 4800 -- 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, 2008, TO REGULATE
THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS, AND TO FURTHER
PROVIDE FOR THIS OPERATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT
DURING THIS FISCAL YEAR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

  Very respectfully,
  President

  On motion of Rep. COOPER, the House insisted upon its
amendments.

   Whereupon, the Chair appointed Reps. COOPER, MERRILL and
J. H. NEAL to the Committee of Conference on the part of the House
and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

    H. 4801--COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE APPOINTED
  The following was received from the Senate:




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                  MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
  Columbia, S.C., May 8, 2008
  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. 4801:

  H. 4801 -- Ways and Means Committee: A JOINT RESOLUTION
TO APPROPRIATE MONIES FROM THE CAPITAL RESERVE
FUND FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008.

  Very respectfully,
  President

  On motion of Rep. COOPER, the House insisted upon its
amendments.

   Whereupon, the Chair appointed Reps. COOPER, MERRILL and
J. H. NEAL 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., May 13, 2008
   Mr. Speaker and Members of the House:
   The Senate respectfully informs your Honorable Body that it has
overridden the Veto by the Governor on R. 206, S. 990 by a vote of 46
to 0:

  (R206) S. 990 -- Senators Martin, Ford, Ritchie, Knotts, Cleary and
Malloy: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2-19-30, CODE OF LAWS
OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PUBLIC
HEARINGS BEFORE THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION
COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT WRITTEN
STATEMENTS OF PROPOSED TESTIMONY OF ANYONE
WISHING TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE JUDICIAL MERIT
SELECTION COMMISSION HEARING BE FURNISHED BY THE
PERSON WISHING TO TESTIFY NO LESS THAN TWO WEEKS
INSTEAD OF FORTY-EIGHT HOURS PRIOR TO THE DATE AND



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TIME SET FOR THE HEARING UNLESS SUFFICIENT CAUSE IS
SHOWN BY THE SUBMITTING INDIVIDUAL.

  Very respectfully,
  President

     R. 206, S. 990--ORDERED PRINTED IN THE JOURNAL
  The SPEAKER ordered the following Veto printed in the Journal:

                   STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
                   OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

April 2, 2008
The Honorable André Bauer
President of the Senate
State House, 1st Floor East Wing
Columbia, South Carolina 29202

Dear Mr. President and Members of the Senate:
   I am vetoing and returning without my approval S. 990, R. 206. This
bill mandates that any person who wants to testify before the Judicial
Merit Selection Commission must submit a written statement of their
proposed testimony to the Commission at least two weeks prior to the
hearing date.
   While I appreciate the desire to allow for more time to investigate
claims before a witness testifies, we believe this legislation is
problematic on two fronts.
   First, it has the potential to deny citizens their ability to testify about
problems they have with judicial candidates, and a citizen’s right to
speak out against their elected officials is the most fundamental right of
any democracy. Arguably, a citizen’s right to testify against judicial
candidates is, in some ways, even more important because judges make
decisions that have significant personal impacts on our lives. Whether
it is a criminal sentencing, a divorce hearing, or a civil action, judges
routinely make decisions that have a direct impact on citizens. Given
the long term nature of a judge’s tenure, it seems to me that erring on
the side of more information, rather than less, is important in the
screening process.
   Second, we believe that there are less restrictive actions that can be
taken by the Commission if they do not think they have enough
information to go forward with testimony on the scheduled hearing

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date. For example, in the event that the Commission does not believe
they have enough information to fully discuss an allegation raised by a
witness, the Commission has the capacity to postpone the hearing for
two weeks – or however long it takes – to further investigate the claim.
This action can be taken by the Commission without jeopardizing
future generations’ ability to speak at judicial hearings.
   For these reasons, I am vetoing and returning without my approval S.
990, R. 206.

Sincerely,
Mark Sanford
Governor

             REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
  Rep. LEACH, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial
Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

  H. 5130 -- Rep. Delleney: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO
REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NAME THE INTERCHANGE LOCATED AT EXIT 65 ALONG
INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 77 IN CHESTER COUNTY "SENATOR
LINDA SHORT INTERCHANGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE
MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERCHANGE THAT CONTAIN
THE WORDS "SENATOR LINDA SHORT INTERCHANGE".
  Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

  H. 5135 -- Rep. Mahaffey: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO
RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE GRADUATES OF THE JAMES F.
BYRNES HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 UPON THE
CELEBRATION OF THEIR GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR, TO
CONGRATULATE THEM ON THEIR MANY SUCCESSES AND
ACHIEVEMENTS, AND TO DECLARE THE WEEK OF MAY 24-
30, 2008, AS JAMES F. BYRNES CLASS OF 1958 WEEK IN
HONOR OF THESE GRADUATES.
  Ordered for consideration tomorrow.




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  Rep. HARRISON, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a
favorable report with amendments on:

  S. 111 -- Senators Leventis, Knotts and Scott: A BILL TO AMEND
SECTION 56-5-970, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
1976, RELATING TO TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS, SO AS TO
PROVIDE THAT A DRIVER OF A MOTORCYCLE OR MOPED
MAY PROCEED THROUGH A HIGHWAY INTERSECTION
CONTROLLED BY A TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE UNDER
CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN A VEHICLE SENSOR
FAILS TO DETECT THE VEHICLE BECAUSE OF ITS WEIGHT
OR SIZE.
  Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

  Rep. HARRISON, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a
favorable report with amendments on:

  H. 4309 -- Reps. Harrison, Harrell, G. M. Smith, Delleney, Leach,
Haley, Young, Duncan, Haskins, Talley, G. R. Smith, Taylor, Cotty
and Walker: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-100, CODE OF
LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE
DEFINITION OF THE TERM "NO PAROLE OFFENSE", SO AS TO
REVISE ITS DEFINITION TO INCLUDE CLASS D, E, AND F
FELONIES, OFFENSES CLASSIFIED AS EXEMPT WHICH ARE
PUNISHABLE BY A MAXIMUM TERM OF IMPRISONMENT
FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR, AND CLASS A AND B
MISDEMEANORS, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO IS
FOUND GUILTY OF, PLEADS GUILTY TO, OR PLEADS NOLO
CONTENDRE TO A "NO PAROLE OFFENSE" IS ELIGIBLE FOR
EARLY RELEASE FROM INCARCERATION UNDER CERTAIN
CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS
CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION DO NOT AFFECT THE
PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THE YOUTHFUL OFFENDER
ACT.
  Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

  Rep. HARRISON, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a
favorable report with amendments on:

 S. 96 -- Senators Sheheen and Fair: A BILL TO AMEND
CHAPTER 6, TITLE 61 OF THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING

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SECTION 61-6-4155, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR
A PERSON TO USE, OFFER FOR USE, PURCHASE, OFFER TO
PURCHASE, SELL, OFFER TO SELL, OR POSSESS AN
ALCOHOL WITHOUT LIQUID DEVICE, AND TO PROVIDE
PENALTIES AND EXCEPTIONS.
  Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

  Rep. HARRISON, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a
favorable report with amendments on:

  S. 472 -- Senators Lourie, Courson, Vaughn, Alexander, Sheheen,
Ryberg, Williams, Leventis, Cleary, Drummond, Mescher, Cromer,
Hayes, Verdin, Grooms and Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION
56-5-2941 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE
INSTALLATION OF IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES, TO
PROVIDE THAT IN ADDITION TO OTHER PENALTIES
IMPOSED ON A PERSON VIOLATING IMPAIRED DRIVING
LAWS, THE COURT MUST REQUIRE THE PERSON TO HAVE
AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE INSTALLED ON ANY
VEHICLE REGISTERED AND LICENSED IN HIS NAME OR IN
THE NAME OF A MEMBER OF HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY, TO
PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MAY WAIVE THE
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENT FOR AN OFFENDER WHO
HAS A MEDICAL CONDITION THAT MAKES HIM INCAPABLE
OF PROPERLY OPERATING THE DEVICE, TO PROVIDE FOR
THE LENGTH OF TIME THAT AN IGNITION INTERLOCK
DEVICE MUST BE INSTALLED, TO PROVIDE THAT THE
OFFENDER MUST HAVE HIS IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE
INSPECTED EVERY SIXTY DAYS TO VERIFY THAT IT IS
AFFIXED TO THE VEHICLE AND OPERATING PROPERLY, TO
PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MUST GIVE THE DEPARTMENT
OF MOTOR VEHICLES NOTICE OF AN ORDER IMPOSING THE
REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ACT, TO PROVIDE A PROCESS BY
WHICH A FOURTH OFFENDER MAY HAVE THE DEVICE
REMOVED, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A
PERSON REQUIRED TO HAVE AN IGNITION INTERLOCK
DEVICE ENDORSEMENT ON HIS LICENSE TO OPERATE A
VEHICLE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AN IGNITION INTERLOCK
DEVICE, TO PROVIDE THAT AN OFFENDER WHOSE JOB
REQUIRES HIM TO DRIVE A VEHICLE OWNED BY HIS
EMPLOYER MAY OPERATE THE EMPLOYER'S VEHICLE

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WITHOUT AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE INSTALLED, TO
PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO TAMPER
WITH OR DISABLE AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE, OR TO
ATTEMPT TO TAMPER WITH OR DISABLE AN IGNITION
INTERLOCK DEVICE, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL
FOR AN OFFENDER OR ANOTHER PERSON TO SOLICIT OR
REQUEST SOMEONE TO ENGAGE AN IGNITION INTERLOCK
DEVICE TO START A MOTOR VEHICLE, TO PROVIDE THAT IT
IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO ENGAGE AN IGNITION
INTERLOCK DEVICE TO START A MOTOR VEHICLE FOR AN
OFFENDER, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF
MOTOR       VEHICLES         IS   REQUIRED    TO   DEVELOP
REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE CERTIFICATION, USE,
MAINTENANCE, AND OPERATIONS OF INTERLOCK IGNITION
DEVICES, TO PROVIDE THAT ONLY CERTIFIED DEVICES
MAY BE USED, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MUST
CERTIFY ALL BREATH TESTING IGNITION INTERLOCK
DEVICES THAT MEET FEDERAL STANDARDS, TO PROVIDE
THAT THE DEPARTMENT MUST MAINTAIN A LIST OF
CERTIFIED DEVICES AND MANUFACTURERS, TO REQUIRE
THAT DECERTIFIED DEVICES MUST BE REPLACED, TO
PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT MUST MAKE AVAILABLE
ON ITS INTERNET WEB SITE ITS POLICIES, PROCEDURES
AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING IGNITION INTERLOCK
DEVICES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-400, TO PROVIDE THAT
WHEN THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES RETURNS
OR ISSUES A NEW LICENSE TO AN OFFENDER WHOSE
LICENSE WAS SUSPENDED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS, THE LICENSE MUST CONTAIN
A CONSPICUOUS ENDORSEMENT IDENTIFYING THE
LICENSEE AS A PERSON WHO MAY ONLY DRIVE A VEHICLE
WITH AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE INSTALLED; AND
TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2959, TO PROVIDE THAT SLED NO
LONGER       HAS     TO      POST     CERTAIN  INFORMATION
CONCERNING IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEMS ON ITS
INTERNET WEB SITE.
  Ordered for consideration tomorrow.




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                     TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008

                      HOUSE RESOLUTION
  The following was introduced:

  H. 5137 -- Rep. Harrison: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS
THE BELIEF OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES THAT PERSONS OFFERING FOR OR
HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE SHOULD ADHERE TO A
VOLUNTARY CODE OF ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL
CONDUCT WHICH THEY SHOULD FOLLOW DURING THEIR
TERM OF PUBLIC SERVICE.
  The Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee on Invitations
and Memorial Resolutions.

                      HOUSE RESOLUTION
  The following was introduced:

 H. 5138 -- Reps. Huggins and Haley: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO
CONGRATULATE TERRY PADALINO OF LEXINGTON
COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY,
AND TO WISH HIM A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
AND MANY MORE YEARS OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.

  The Resolution was adopted.

                  CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
   On motion of Rep. NEILSON, with unanimous consent, the
following was taken up for immediate consideration:

  H. 5139 -- Reps. Neilson, Lucas and Williams: A CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE WORK OF
THE SOUTH CAROLINA SPORTS CLASSIC WHICH FOR
TWENTY-ONE         YEARS       HAS     PROVIDED       PREMIER
RECREATIONAL EXPERIENCES FOR ADULTS OVER FIFTY
YEARS OF AGE, AND TO CONGRATULATE THE SENIOR
SPORTS CLASSIC FOR ESTABLISHING A SENIOR SPORTS
HALL OF FAME INTO WHICH THE 2008 MEMBERS WILL BE
INDUCTED AT A CEREMONY HELD AT FRANCIS MARION
UNIVERSITY ON MAY 15, 2008.

  Whereas, the South Carolina General Assembly is pleased to learn
that the induction ceremony for the 2008 members of the South

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Carolina Senior Sports Classic Hall of Fame will be held at Francis
Marion College on May 15, 2008; and

   Whereas, the South Carolina Senior Sports Classic held its first event
in 1981 on the campus of Francis Marion University with some eighty
senior athletes and has continued annually in May, National Senior
Citizens Month, with an average of six hundred athletes competing;
and

  Whereas, conducted statewide at twenty sites, local games average
two hundred fifty participants, making a total of four thousand
participants annually, and local champions advance to the state
competition. Those winners advance to the National Senior Olympics
held every other year; and

   Whereas, participants can choose from an array of events, ranging
from basketball to horseshoes to track and field events; and

  Whereas, the goals of the South Carolina Senior Sports Classic
include maintaining and improving the health and wellness of South
Carolina’s older adults by providing more quality competitive athletic
and recreational experiences that focus on the need for regular and
daily exercise; and

  Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly are
grateful for the broad athletic programs offered to senior citizens of our
State under the auspices of the South Carolina Senior Sports Classic
and commend the Sports Classic for its wonderful work that benefits so
many senior participants in South Carolina. Now, therefore,

  Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate
concurring:

   That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this
resolution, recognize and honor the work of the South Carolina Sports
Classic which for twenty-one years has provided premier recreational
experiences for adults over fifty years of age, and congratulate the
Senior Sports Classic for establishing a Senior Sports Hall of Fame into
which the 2008 members will be inducted at a ceremony held at
Francis Marion University on May 15, 2008.


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                      TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008

  Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to
Phebe Holcombe, president of the South Carolina Senior Sports
Classic, Incorporated.

  The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the
Senate.

                 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  The following was introduced:

  H. 5140 -- Reps. Neilson, Lucas and Williams: A CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR LEON JOHNSON
FOR HIS YEARS OF ACTIVE VOLUNTEER SERVICE ON THE
DARLINGTON COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE,
UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE
COMMITTEE, AND TO WISH HIM SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS
IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

  The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the
Senate.

                 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  The following was introduced:

  H. 5141 -- Reps. Neilson, Lucas and Williams: A CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND COKER
COLLEGE IN DARLINGTON COUNTY UPON THE OCCASION
OF ITS ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY, AND TO
CONGRATULATE THE PRESIDENT, BOARD MEMBERS,
STAFF, AND FACULTY FOR PROVIDING A CENTURY OF
QUALITY EDUCATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

  The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to and ordered sent to the
Senate.

                       INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
   The following Bills and Joint Resolution were introduced, read the
first time, and referred to appropriate committees:

  H. 5142 -- Rep. F. N. Smith: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF
LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-

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5-5160 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL NEW MOTOR VEHICLES
SOLD IN THIS STATE MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH AN IGNITION
INTERLOCK DEVICE.
  Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

  H. 5144 -- Rep. Clemmons: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF
LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 11
TO CHAPTER 11 OF TITLE 55 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE
GRAND STRAND AIRPORT DISTRICT, DEFINE ITS AREA,
ESTABLISH ITS GOVERNING COMMISSION, DESCRIBE THE
FUNCTIONS, AND POWERS OF THE DISTRICT AND ITS
COMMISSION, MAKE PROVISIONS FOR BORROWING BY THE
DISTRICT INCLUDING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL
OBLIGATION BONDS, AND PROVIDE FOR THE CONTINUING
OPERATION OF THE FACILITIES OF THE DISTRICT.
  Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

  S. 1322 -- Senators O'Dell and Drummond: A BILL TO AMEND
ACT 780 OF 1928, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE
ABBEVILLE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, SO AS TO
CHANGE THE NAME OF THE HOSPITAL TO THE "ABBEVILLE
AREA MEDICAL CENTER" AND TO REVISE THE MANNER OF
SELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE HOSPITAL'S BOARD OF
TRUSTEES.
  Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal
Affairs

  S. 1339 -- Senators Leatherman and McGill: A BILL TO AMEND
ACT 1095 OF 1962, RELATING TO THE LOWER FLORENCE
COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE
DISTRICT SHALL BE COMPRISED OF THAT PORTION OF
FLORENCE COUNTY THAT IS SOUTH OF THE LYNCHES
RIVER.
  Referred to Florence Delegation

  S. 1357 -- Fish, Game and Forestry Committee: A JOINT
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
CONTROL, RELATING TO SHELLFISH, DESIGNATED AS
REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 3160, PURSUANT TO THE


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PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE
1976 CODE.
  Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and
Environmental Affairs

                      HOUSE RESOLUTION
  The following was introduced:

   H. 5143 -- Reps. G. R. Smith, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Anderson,
Anthony, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Battle, Bedingfield,
Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brantley, Breeland,
G. Brown, R. Brown, Cato, Chalk, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter,
Coleman, Cooper, Cotty, Crawford, Daning, Dantzler, Davenport,
Delleney, Duncan, Edge, Erickson, Frye, Funderburk, Gambrell,
Govan, Gullick, Hagood, Haley, Hardwick, Harrell, Harrison, Hart,
Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hodges, Hosey, Howard,
Huggins, Hutson, Jefferson, Jennings, Kelly, Kennedy, Kirsh, Knight,
Leach, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Loftis, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Mahaffey,
McLeod, Merrill, Miller, Mitchell, Moody-Lawrence, Moss,
Mulvaney, J. H. Neal, J. M. Neal, Neilson, Ott, Owens, Parks, Perry,
Phillips, Pinson, E. H. Pitts, M. A. Pitts, Rice, Rutherford, Sandifer,
Scarborough, Scott, Sellers, Shoopman, Simrill, Skelton, D. C. Smith,
F. N. Smith, G. M. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, W. D. Smith,
Spires, Stavrinakis, Stewart, Talley, Taylor, Thompson, Toole,
Umphlett, Vick, Viers, Walker, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire,
Williams, Witherspoon and Young: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO
COMMEND THE HONORABLE GLENN L. HAMILTON FOR HIS
TWELVE YEARS OF FAITHFUL SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF
DISTRICT 20 IN GREENVILLE COUNTY AND TO WISH HIM
HAPPINESS AND FULFILLMENT IN ALL HIS FUTURE
ENDEAVORS.

  Whereas, for twelve years, the Honorable Glenn L. Hamilton has
represented the citizens of House District 20 in Greenville County with
care and commitment in the House of Representatives of this great
State; and

  Whereas, a retired pilot, Glenn Hamilton in his early days attended
Bob Jones University and then served in the United States Navy for
seven years, during which time he flew antisub warfare and taught
other pilots how to land on carriers. Following his military service, he

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was with Delta Airlines for thirty-three years, flying internationally;
and

  Whereas, in his legislative capacity, Representative Hamilton most
recently has given leadership to the House Interstate Cooperation
Committee, which he serves as chairman. In addition, he adds a strong
voice to the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee; and

   Whereas, away from the State House, he gives generously of his
discretionary time to various faith-based boards, including Wilds
Christian Camp, Christianson’s Ministries, Inc., Hope for the Home,
and Carolina Hope Christian Adoption Agency; and

   Whereas, for fifty years, as of December 20, 2008, married to the
former Joan Dorothy Conser, Glenn Hamilton is the proud father of
their four children, Cynthia, Paul, Julie, and Daniel, who have blessed
their parents with fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The
firm support of his family and his faith, strengthened through the
Hamiltons’ membership at Heritage Bible Church, where he serves as
an elder and has taught adult Sunday School classes for fifty years, has
equipped him to meet successfully the many challenges of a full life;
and

   Whereas, Glenn L. Hamilton’s colleagues in the House of
Representatives, understanding that he will not seek re-election, wish
to express their deepest gratitude for his dedicated service to the people
of District 20, as well as their best wishes for even greater contentment
as he takes on new projects in the years ahead. Now, therefore,

  Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

   That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives,
by this resolution, commend the Honorable Glenn L. Hamilton for his
twelve years of faithful service to the citizens of District 20 in
Greenville County and wish him happiness and fulfillment in all his
future endeavors.

  Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to
our distinguished colleague, the Honorable Glenn L. Hamilton.

  The Resolution was adopted.

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                      TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008

                               ROLL CALL
   The roll call of the House of Representatives   was taken resulting as
follows:
Alexander                Allen                     Anderson
Anthony                  Bales                     Ballentine
Bannister                Barfield                  Battle
Bedingfield              Bingham                   Bowen
Bowers                   Brady                     Branham
Brantley                 Breeland                  G. Brown
R. Brown                 Cato                      Chalk
Clemmons                 Clyburn                   Cobb-Hunter
Coleman                  Cooper                    Crawford
Daning                   Dantzler                  Delleney
Duncan                   Erickson                  Frye
Funderburk               Gambrell                  Gullick
Hagood                   Haley                     Hamilton
Hardwick                 Harrell                   Harrison
Hart                     Harvin                    Haskins
Hayes                    Hiott                     Hodges
Hosey                    Howard                    Huggins
Hutson                   Jefferson                 Kelly
Kennedy                  Kirsh                     Knight
Leach                    Limehouse                 Littlejohn
Loftis                   Lowe                      Lucas
McLeod                   Merrill                   Miller
Mitchell                 Moody-Lawrence            Moss
Mulvaney                 J. H. Neal                J. M. Neal
Neilson                  Ott                       Owens
Parks                    Perry                     Phillips
Pinson                   E. H. Pitts               M. A. Pitts
Rice                     Rutherford                Sandifer
Scarborough              Scott                     Sellers
Shoopman                 Simrill                   Skelton
D. C. Smith              G. R. Smith               J. R. Smith
W. D. Smith              Spires                    Stavrinakis
Stewart                  Talley                    Taylor
Thompson                 Toole                     Umphlett
Walker                   Weeks                     White
Whitmire                 Williams                  Witherspoon
Young


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                 STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE
  I came in after the roll call and was present for the Session on
Tuesday, May 13.
         Paul Agnew                    Bill Cotty
         Jerry Govan                   Douglas Jennings
         David Mack                    Joseph G. Mahaffey
         Jackson "Seth" Whipper        Tracy Edge
         G. Murrell Smith              Fletcher Smith
         Ted Vick

                          Total Present--120

                   LEAVE OF ABSENCE
  The SPEAKER granted Rep. HERBKERSMAN a leave of absence
for the day.

                   LEAVE OF ABSENCE
  The SPEAKER granted Rep. DAVENPORT a leave of absence for
the day.

                    STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE
  Rep. VICK signed a statement with the Clerk that he came in after
the roll call of the House and was present for the Session on Thursday,
May 8.

                       DOCTOR OF THE DAY
  Announcement was made that Dr. Fatimah O. Ndiaye of Columbia
was the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

                H. 4867--DEBATE ADJOURNED
 Rep. HALEY moved to adjourn debate upon the following Bill until
Wednesday, May 14, which was adopted:

  H. 4867 -- Reps. Cato, Harrell, Haley and Viers: A BILL TO
AMEND SECTION 40-2-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF
SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF
TERMS USED IN THE LICENSURE AND REGULATION OF
ACCOUNTANTS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF
"ATTEST" AND "SUBSTANTIAL EQUIVALENCY" AND TO
DEFINE "HOME OFFICE" AND "PRINCIPAL PLACE OF
BUSINESS"; TO AMEND SECTION 40-2-30, AS AMENDED,

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RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT TO BE LICENSED TO
RENDER CERTAIN SERVICES AND TO USE CERTAIN TITLES,
SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT INDIVIDUALS AND FIRMS MAY
ALSO RENDER THESE SERVICES AND USE CERTAIN TITLES
IF CERTAIN QUALIFICATIONS ARE MET;      TO AMEND
SECTION   40-2-40,   AS   AMENDED,   RELATING  TO
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCOUNTING FIRMS,
SO AS TO PROVIDE THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH AN
OUT-OF-STATE FIRM MAY RENDER CERTAIN SERVICES
WITHOUT HAVING A REGISTRATION; AND TO AMEND
SECTION 40-2-245, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR AN
INDIVIDUAL IN AN OUT-OF-STATE FIRM TO OBTAIN
PRACTICE PRIVILEGES IN THIS STATE, SO AS TO REVISE
AND FURTHER SPECIFY THESE REQUIREMENTS.

                    ORDERED TO THIRD READING
   The following Bills were taken up, read the second time, and ordered
to a third reading:

  S. 401 -- Senators Setzler and Leatherman: A BILL TO AMEND
SECTION 11-35-310, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH
CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES
OF THE CONSOLIDATED PROCUREMENT CODE, SO AS TO
DELETE THE DEFINITION FOR "OFFICE"; AND TO AMEND
SECTION 11-35-1524, RELATING TO VENDOR PREFERENCES,
SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR PREFERENCES FOR END PRODUCTS
FROM SOUTH CAROLINA AND FROM THE UNITED STATES
AND FOR CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS WHO
EMPLOY INDIVIDUALS DOMICILED IN SOUTH CAROLINA,
TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, PROVIDE FOR ELIGIBILITY
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PREFERENCES, PROVIDE FOR
APPLICATION FOR THE PREFERENCES AND PENALTIES FOR
FALSE APPLICATION, AND TO MAKE EXCEPTIONS TO THE
PREFERENCES.

  Rep. TOOLE explained the Bill.

 S. 1085 -- Senators McConnell and Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND
CHAPTER 13, TITLE 8 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO



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                      TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008

ETHICS, TO PLACE LEGISLATIVE STAFF UNDER THE
JURISDICTION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEES.

  Rep. DELLENEY explained the Bill.

                  S. 104--DEBATE ADJOURNED
  Rep. WEEKS moved to adjourn debate upon the following Bill until
Thursday, May 15, which was adopted:

  S. 104 -- Senators McConnell, Courson, Vaughn, Knotts and
Campsen: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 60, CODE OF
LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE
ARCHIVES ACT, SO AS TO ADD ARTICLE 3 CREATING THE
SOUTH CAROLINA CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL
ADVISORY BOARD.

               SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

   S. 1058--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING
  The following Bill was taken up:

  S. 1058 -- Senators Hayes, Courson, Lourie, Short, Sheheen and
Ceips: A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 17, CHAPTER 7, TITLE 20,
AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976,
RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOUTH
CAROLINA CHILDREN'S TRUST FUND, SO AS TO ELIMINATE
DUPLICATIVE DUTIES OF THE ORGANIZATION AND REVISE
ITS GOVERNANCE BY RECONSTITUTING THE BOARD OF
TRUSTEES AS A BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONSISTING OF
SEVENTEEN MEMBERS, INCLUDING ELEVEN AT-LARGE
MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR FROM
NOMINEES MADE BY THE CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS PLUS
ONE     MEMBER        FROM     EACH     OF     THE      STATE'S
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS, AND TO DELETE VARIOUS
QUALIFICATIONS FOR SERVICE ON THE BOARD OF
DIRECTORS AND TERM LIMITS ON SERVICE.

  The Judiciary Committee proposed the following Amendment No. 1
(Doc Name COUNCIL\BBM\10599HTC08), which was adopted:
  Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking Section 20-7-5020, as
contained in SECTION 1, and inserting:

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                      TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008

     / Section 20-7-5020. There is created the Board of Trustees
Directors for the Children’s Trust Fund of South Carolina composed of
nine seventeen members appointed by the Governor with the advice
and consent of the Senate, eleven at large from the State from
nominees of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Trust Fund, plus
one from each of the state’s congressional districts. The Governor
shall give consideration to recommendations for appointment made by
the Joint Legislative Committee on Children. One member must be
appointed from each congressional district of the State, and three
members Members must be appointed at large shall serve for terms of
four years and until successors are appointed and qualify, except
members appointed from even-numbered congressional districts and
one at-large member must be initially appointed for terms of two years
only. Vacancies for any reason must be filled in the manner of the
original appointment for the unexpired term. No member shall serve
more than two terms or eight years, whichever is longer.
     Three members must be knowledgeable in banking, finance,
investments, tax laws, or business.         Three members must be
knowledgeable in the organization and administration of volunteer
community services and grant administration. Three members must be
knowledgeable in child development, child health, child psychology,
education, juvenile delinquency, or other related field.
     Members may be paid per diem, mileage, and subsistence as
established by the board not to exceed standards the amounts provided
by law for state boards, committees, and commissions. A complete
report of the activities of the trust fund must be made annually to the
General Assembly. /
   Renumber sections to conform.
   Amend title to conform.

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

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




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                    TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008

          S. 1339--RECALLED FROM THE FLORENCE
                           DELEGATION
   On motion of Rep. BRANHAM, with unanimous consent, the
following Bill was ordered recalled from the Florence Delegation:

  S. 1339 -- Senators Leatherman and McGill: A BILL TO AMEND
ACT 1095 OF 1962, RELATING TO THE LOWER FLORENCE
COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT, TO PROVIDE THAT THE
DISTRICT SHALL BE COMPRISED OF THAT PORTION OF
FLORENCE COUNTY THAT IS SOUTH OF THE LYNCHES
RIVER.

                    OBJECTION TO RECALL
  Rep. KENNEDY asked unanimous consent to recall H. 3262 from
the Committee on Education and Public Works.
  Rep. TALLEY objected.

                      SPEAKER IN CHAIR

                    OBJECTION TO RECALL
  Rep. MOSS asked unanimous consent to recall H. 4369 from the
Committee on Judiciary.
  Rep. SELLERS objected.

                    OBJECTION TO RECALL
  Rep. SCOTT asked unanimous consent to recall S. 398 from the
Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.
  Rep. CATO objected.

                   OBJECTION TO RECALL
  Rep. HART asked unanimous consent to recall H. 3163 from the
Committee on Ways and Means.
  Rep. WHITE objected.

                    OBJECTION TO RECALL
   Rep. FUNDERBURK asked unanimous consent to recall H. 4757
from the Committee on Judiciary.
   Rep. HARRISON objected.




                               3706
                    TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008

                    OBJECTION TO RECALL
  Rep. HART asked unanimous consent to recall H. 4616 from the
Committee on Judiciary.
  Rep. MULVANEY objected.

                    OBJECTION TO RECALL
  Rep. HART asked unanimous consent to recall H. 3588 from the
Committee on Judiciary.
  Rep. SIMRILL objected.

    H. 4876--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND
                    BILL ENROLLED
  The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for
consideration:

  H. 4876 -- Reps. Cooper and Cotty: A BILL TO AMEND
SECTIONS 9-1-1020, 9-1-1620, 9-1-1680, AND 9-1-1970, ALL AS
AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976,
RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT
SYSTEM; BY ADDING SECTIONS 9-1-1625, 9-1-1665, 9-1-1975,
AND 9-1-1980 SO AS TO COMPLY WITH THE QUALIFICATION
REQUIREMENTS OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE FOR
THIS RETIREMENT SYSTEM WITH REGARD TO EMPLOYEE
BENEFITS, EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS, AND OTHER
RELATED MATTERS PERTAINING TO PARTICIPATION IN
AND PROCEDURES FOR THIS SYSTEM; TO AMEND SECTIONS
9-8-130, 9-8-190, BOTH AS AMENDED, AND 9-8-240, RELATING
TO THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR JUDGES AND
SOLICITORS; BY ADDING SECTIONS 9-8-245, 9-8-250, 9-8-260,
AND 9-8-270 SO AS TO COMPLY WITH THE QUALIFICATION
REQUIREMENTS OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE FOR
THIS SYSTEM WITH REGARD TO EMPLOYEE BENEFITS,
EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS, AND OTHER RELATED
MATTERS PERTAINING TO PARTICIPATION IN AND
PROCEDURES FOR THIS SYSTEM; TO AMEND SECTIONS 9-9-
70, AS AMENDED, 9-9-120, 9-9-180, AS AMENDED, AND 9-9-240,
RELATING TO THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR MEMBERS OF
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; BY ADDING SECTIONS 9-9-245, 9-
9-250, 9-9-255, AND 9-9-260 SO AS TO COMPLY WITH THE
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE INTERNAL
REVENUE CODE FOR THIS RETIREMENT SYSTEM WITH

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                  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008

REGARD       TO  EMPLOYEE      BENEFITS,       EMPLOYER
CONTRIBUTIONS, AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS
PERTAINING TO PARTICIPATION IN AND PROCEDURES FOR
THIS SYSTEM; TO AMEND SECTIONS 9-11-150, 9-11-210, 9-11-
270, ALL AS AMENDED, AND 9-11-350, RELATING TO THE
SOUTH CAROLINA POLICE OFFICERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM;
BY ADDING SECTIONS 9-11-155, 9-11-175, 9-11-355, AND 9-11-
360 SO AS TO COMPLY WITH THE QUALIFICATION
REQUIREMENTS OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE FOR
THIS RETIREMENT SYSTEM WITH REGARD TO EMPLOYEE
BENEFITS, EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS, AND OTHER
RELATED MATTERS PERTAINING TO PARTICIPATION IN
AND PROCEDURES FOR THIS SYSTEM; TO AMEND SECTION
9-16-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE INVESTMENT OF
ASSETS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA RETIREMENT SYSTEMS,
SO AS TO COMPLY WITH THE QUALIFICATION
REQUIREMENTS OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; TO
AMEND TITLE 9 BY ADDING CHAPTER 12 SO AS TO PROVIDE
FOR QUALIFIED EXCESS BENEFIT ARRANGEMENTS; TO
AMEND SECTIONS 9-1-10, 9-1-1140, AND 9-1-1620, ALL AS
AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; BY ADDING SECTIONS 9-1-320, 9-1-
1135, AND 9-1-1775 SO AS TO CODIFY CERTAIN
REGULATIONS TO FURTHER IDENTIFY THE PLAN
DOCUMENT FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE QUALIFICATION
REQUIREMENTS OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE FOR
THIS RETIREMENT SYSTEM; TO AMEND SECTION 9-8-70, AS
AMENDED, RELATING TO THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR
JUDGES AND SOLICITORS; BY ADDING SECTIONS 9-8-35 AND
9-8-185 SO AS TO CODIFY CERTAIN REGULATIONS TO
FURTHER IDENTIFY THE PLAN DOCUMENT FOR
COMPLIANCE WITH THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE FOR THIS RETIREMENT
SYSTEM; TO AMEND SECTION 9-9-70, AS AMENDED,
RELATING TO THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR MEMBERS OF
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; BY ADDING SECTIONS 9-9-31
AND 9-9-175 TO FURTHER IDENTIFY THE PLAN DOCUMENT
FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE FOR THIS SYSTEM; TO AMEND
SECTIONS 9-11-50 AND 9-11-150, BOTH AS AMENDED,
RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA POLICE OFFICERS

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                       TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008

RETIREMENT SYSTEM; BY ADDING SECTIONS 9-11-35, 9-11-
125, AND 9-11-265 SO AS TO CODIFY CERTAIN REGULATIONS
TO FURTHER IDENTIFY THE PLAN DOCUMENT FOR
COMPLIANCE WITH THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE FOR THIS RETIREMENT
SYSTEM; AND TO PROVIDE THAT UPON THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS ACT, REGULATIONS 19-900 THROUGH 19-997
OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF REGULATIONS SHALL
HAVE NO APPLICATION TO THE OPERATION OF TITLE 9 OF
THE 1976 CODE.

  Rep. NEILSON explained the Senate Amendments.

  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.

                STATEMENTS FOR THE JOURNAL
     We voted against H. 4876. We think it is fiscally irresponsible to
automatically guarantee a 2% COLA, without regard to the investment
returns in the retirement system, or the overall conditions of the
retirement system. While there may still be constitutional protections
against weakening the retirement system, it seems that the strong
message from the legislature is in favor of 2% COLA’s regardless of
the financial condition of the system.
     There is no question that the annual COLA’s are of the utmost
importance to retirees. By the same token, the long-term health of the
system must be our highest priority.
     Our fear is that this Bill could, especially in lean years, sacrifice
the longer-term issue for immediate benefits.
     Rep. Mick Mulvaney             Rep. Eric Bedingfield

    H. 4952--SENATE AMENDMENTS CONCURRED IN AND
                    BILL ENROLLED
  The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for
consideration:

  H. 4952 -- Rep. M. A. Pitts: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF
LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-
11-96 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE INTRODUCTION OF A
FERTILITY CONTROL AGENT OR CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE

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                      TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008

INTO WILDLIFE, TO AUTHORIZE EXCEPTIONS INCLUDING
THOSE MADE FOR SPECIFIED PURPOSES UPON PERMIT OF
THE DEPARTMENT, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR
VIOLATIONS.

  Rep. WITHERSPOON explained the Senate Amendments.

  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. 1334--ADOPTED AND SENT TO SENATE
  The following Concurrent Resolution was taken up:

 S. 1334 -- Senators Vaughn, Fair, Verdin, Anderson and Thomas: A
CONCURRENT          RESOLUTION         TO      REQUEST      THE
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE NEW
BRIDGE ON HAMMETT BRIDGE ROAD IN GREENVILLE
COUNTY AS THE "HAROLD HAMMETT MEMORIAL BRIDGE"
AND ERECT APPROPRIATE SIGNS OR MARKERS ALONG
BOTH HIGHWAY APPROACHES TO THIS BRIDGE THAT
CONTAIN THE WORDS "HAROLD HAMMETT MEMORIAL
BRIDGE".

   Whereas, the late Harold Hammett was a much loved and widely
respected Greenville County farmer, historian, church, and civic leader
who did much to enrich his community; and

  Whereas, Mr. Hammett was a veteran of World War II, a graduate of
North Greenville Baptist Academy and Furman University, a trustee of
North Greenville College, and a lifelong member of Brushy Creek
Baptist Church; and

   Whereas, his family has owned the Hammett Farm which is adjacent
to this new bridge since 1791, and his daughters still own and operate
this farm today; and

   Whereas, he is a descendant of the Hammett family who built the
first bridge at approximately this location sometime after 1791, and the
members of the General Assembly believe it would be a fitting tribute


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                      TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008

to this distinguished South Carolinian if this bridge were named in his
honor. Now, therefore,

  Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives
concurring:

  That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution,
request the Department of Transportation name the new bridge on
Hammett Bridge Road in Greenville County as the “Harold Hammett
Memorial Bridge” and erect appropriate signs or markers along both
highway approaches to this bridge that contain the words “Harold
Hammett Memorial Bridge”.

  Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to
the Department of Transportation.

  The Concurrent Resolution was adopted and sent to the Senate.

                    MOTION PERIOD
 The motion period was dispensed with on motion of Rep.
DELLENEY.

                  S. 951--DEBATE ADJOURNED
  Rep. DELLENEY moved to adjourn debate upon the following Bill
until Thursday, May 15, which was adopted:

  S. 951 -- Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-33-
245, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
1976, RELATING TO THE FIVE PERCENT EXCISE TAX ON THE
SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS FOR ON PREMISES
CONSUMPTION AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE REVENUES
OF THE TAX, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE MINIMUM
DISTRIBUTION TO STATE AGENCIES, COUNTIES, AND
LOCAL ENTITIES MUST BE BASED ON REVENUES RECEIVED
IN FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005, RATHER THAN REVENUES
ALLOCATED.




                                  3711
                    TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008

                  S. 918--DEBATE ADJOURNED
  Rep. CRAWFORD moved to adjourn debate upon the following Bill
until Thursday, May 15, which was adopted:

  S. 918 -- Senator Cromer: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF
LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-
43-190 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE CENTRAL FILL PHARMACIES
TO BE ESTABLISHED IN THIS STATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF
FILLING PRESCRIPTIONS FOR, AND AT THE REQUEST OF,
ANOTHER PHARMACY; TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN OPERATING
PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR CENTRAL FILL
PHARMACIES, INCLUDING, AMONG OTHER THINGS,
OBTAINING A CENTRAL FILL PHARMACY PERMIT AND A
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES REGISTRATION, NOTIFYING
PATIENTS OF CENTRAL FILL PROCESSING PROCEDURES,
REQUIRING WRITTEN PRESCRIPTION DRUG INFORMATION
AND A TOLL-FREE NUMBER, PROVIDING PRESCRIPTION
LABELING AND RECORD KEEPING REQUIREMENTS, AND
REQUIRING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUALS.

  Rep. LUCAS moved that the House do now adjourn, which was
agreed to.

                        ADJOURNMENT
  At 1:13 p.m. the House in accordance with the motion of Rep.
LUCAS adjourned to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.
                                ***




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