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					                    Wednesday, January 16, 2002
                       (Statewide Session)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

   The House assembled at 2:00 p.m.
   Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rep. R. BROWN as
follows:

  Our Father God, we bow in these moments of prayer in
acknowledgment of our needs of Your help. We are insufficient of
ourselves, burdened by many anxieties, tempted by many temptations,
and often disheartened in our weaknesses. Stretch out before us wide
horizons and illuminate our paths with Your truths. We pray for light
enough to walk constructively through this day, for inner strength to
carry heavy burdens, to uncompromising determination to follow Your
beckoning, forever to see Your way, and for wills to follow it
fearlessly. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer. 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 yesterday, the
SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.

                     MOTION ADOPTED
  Rep. BREELAND moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn
in memory of the Honorable Arthur W. Christopher, Jr., which was
agreed to.

                         REPORT RECEIVED
  The Adoption Procedures Study Committee Report was received and
was printed in the Senate Journal on Thursday, January 10.

                    REGULATIONS RECEIVED
  The following were received and referred to the appropriate
committees for consideration:

Document No. 2658
Agency: Department of Revenue
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 12-4-320

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Sales and Use Tax Regulations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 15, 2002
Referred to Ways and Means Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 15, 2002

Document No. 2636
Agency: Department of Revenue
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 12-4-320
Repeal Various Sales Tax, Property Tax, Administrative, Estate Tax,
Video Game and Income Tax Regulations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 15, 2002
Referred to Ways and Means Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 15, 2002

Document No. 2651
Agency: Department of Revenue
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 12-4-320
Alcoholic Liquor Advertising
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 15, 2002
Referred to Judiciary Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 15, 2002

Document No. 2662
Agency: Department of Revenue
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 12-4-320
Administrative, License Tax, Income Tax and Property Tax
Regulations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 15, 2002
Referred to Ways and Means Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 15, 2002

Document No. 2695
Agency: Department of Revenue
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 12-4-320
The Repeal of Various Alcoholic Beverage Regulations
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 15, 2002

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Referred to Judiciary Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 15, 2002

Document No. 2650
Agency: Department of Revenue
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 12-4-320
Alcoholic Beverage Commission Name and Cite Change
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 15, 2002
Referred to Judiciary Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 15, 2002

Document No. 2672
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 44-1-140(11)
Retail Food Establishment Inspection Fees
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 16, 2002
Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 16, 2002

Document No. 2697
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 48-39-10 et seq.
Chapter 30. Apply for a Permit, Decision on a Permit
Chapter 61: Environmental Protection Fees
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 16, 2002
Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 16, 2002

Document No. 2698
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Section 48-14-10 et seq.
Standards for Stormwater Management and Sediment Reduction
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 16, 2002



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Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 16, 2002

Document No. 2670
Agency: Department of Health and Environmental Control
Statutory Authority: 1976 Code Sections 44-1-140, 48-1-30
Standards of Performance for Asbestos Projects
Received by Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 16, 2002
Referred to Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
Committee
Legislative Review Expiration May 16, 2002

              REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
  Rep. FLEMING, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial
Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

  H. 4264 -- Reps. Stille, Carnell and Townsend: A CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION TO NAME STATE HIGHWAY 72 RUNNING
FROM MARKER 1-1-40 IN ABBEVILLE COUNTY TO THE
EASTERN TOWN BOUNDARY OF CALHOUN FALLS THE
"GRADY L. PATTERSON, JR. HIGHWAY" IN HONOR OF THE
DEDICATION, LOVE, AND SERVICE GRADY L. PATTERSON,
JR., HAS EXHIBITED OVER HIS LIFETIME FOR HIS STATE
AND COUNTRY, CULMINATING IN HIS WORK AS THE STATE
TREASURER OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND HIS PROMOTION TO
THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL OF THE SOUTH
CAROLINA AIR NATIONAL GUARD.
  Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

              REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
  Rep. FLEMING, from the Committee on Invitations and Memorial
Resolutions, submitted a favorable report on:

  S. 829 -- Senator McConnell: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
INVITING HIS EXCELLENCY, JAMES H. HODGES, GOVERNOR
OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO ADDRESS THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION AT 7:00 P.M. ON


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2002, IN THE CHAMBER OF THE
SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

          S. 829--ADOPTED AND SENT TO THE SENATE
   On motion of Rep. FLEMING, with unanimous consent, the
following Concurrent Resolution was taken up for immediate
consideration:

  S. 829 -- Senator McConnell: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
INVITING HIS EXCELLENCY, JAMES H. HODGES, GOVERNOR
OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO ADDRESS THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION AT 7:00 P.M. ON
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2002, IN THE CHAMBER OF THE
SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

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

   That His Excellency, James H. Hodges, Governor of the State of
South Carolina, is invited to address the General Assembly in joint
session at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2002, in the Chamber
of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

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

                   CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  The Senate sent to the House the following:

  S. 878 -- Senators Hutto and Matthews: A CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN
OF THE ORANGEBURG UNITS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL GUARD AND TO HONOR THEIR SELFLESS
SERVICE TO THEIR COMMUNITY, THE STATE, AND THE
NATION BY DECLARING SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2002, AS
"ORANGEBURG NATIONAL GUARD UNIT APPRECIATION
DAY".

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


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                   CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  The Senate sent to the House the following:

  S. 880 -- Senator Alexander: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
COMMENDING AND THANKING THE SOUTH CAROLINA
BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA
PRESS ASSOCIATION FOR DONATING THEIR ADVERTISING
TIME DURING "TRAVEL AND TOURISM MONTH" -
NOVEMBER 2001.

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

                      HOUSE RESOLUTION
  The following was introduced:

  H. 4520 -- Rep. Huggins: A HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING
CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. AND MRS. HAROLD J. "PETE"
PRICE OF LEXINGTON COUNTY ON THE JOYOUS OCCASION
OF THEIR FIFTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND
EXPRESSING BEST WISHES TO THE PRICES FOR MANY
MORE YEARS OF HAPPINESS TOGETHER.

  The Resolution was adopted.

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

  H. 4509 -- Reps. Kelley, Walker, Loftis, Chellis, Davenport, Sinclair
and Snow: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE ALL
REVENUES CREDITED TO THE EDUCATION LOTTERY
ACCOUNT FROM JANUARY 1, 2002, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2002,
TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PURCHASE
NEW SCHOOL BUSES AND TO APPROPRIATE FOR THIS SAME
PURPOSE SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF ALL REVENUES
CREDITED TO THE EDUCATION LOTTERY ACCOUNT FROM
JULY 1, 2002, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2002, WHICH ARE
DERIVED FROM UNCLAIMED LOTTERY PRIZE MONEY.
  Referred to Committee on Ways and Means


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  H. 4510 -- Reps. Stille, Simrill, Sharpe, Moody-Lawrence, Phillips,
Allison, Barfield, Barrett, Bowers, Davenport, Easterday, Emory,
Freeman, Gourdine, Hayes, Hinson, Hosey, Keegan, Littlejohn, Lloyd,
Martin, McCraw, Merrill, J. M. Neal, Neilson, Parks, Riser, Sandifer,
Sinclair, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Taylor, Thompson, Trotter, Walker,
White and Witherspoon: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 43-33-20,
AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976,
RELATING TO RIGHTS OF THE BLIND AND DISABLED
PERSONS          TO       USE      PUBLIC       FACILITIES      AND
ACCOMMODATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY
TRAINER OF A GUIDE DOG, WHILE TRAINING A GUIDE DOG,
HAS THE SAME RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES WITH RESPECT TO
ACCESS TO PUBLIC FACILITIES AND ACCOMMODATIONS AS
BLIND AND DISABLED PERSONS.
  On motion of Rep. STILLE, with unanimous consent, the Bill was
ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

  H. 4511 -- Reps. Rice, Robinson, Trotter and Webb: A JOINT
RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON
JANUARY 3 AND 4, 2002, BY THE STUDENTS OF A SCHOOL IN
THE PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT WHEN THE
SCHOOL WAS CLOSED DUE TO SNOW, ICE, OR INCLEMENT
WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE MAKE-
UP REQUIREMENT OF THE DEFINED MINIMUM PLAN THAT
FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER
OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES BE MADE UP.
  On motion of Rep. RICE, with unanimous consent, the Joint
Resolution was ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

  H. 4512 -- Rep. Kirsh: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS
OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-7-65 SO
AS TO AUTHORIZE A PATIENT ASSISTANT TO PROVIDE
FEEDING AND HYDRATION SERVICES TO PATIENTS IN
NURSING HOMES UNDER THE ONSITE SUPERVISION OF A
LICENSED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL IF THE ASSISTANT
HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A TRAINING PROGRAM
AND COMPETENCY EVALUATION CONDUCTED BY THE
NURSING HOME.
  Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal
Affairs


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  H. 4513 -- Reps. Kelley, Jennings, Askins, Barfield, Battle, Coates,
Edge, Freeman, Hayes, J. Hines, M. Hines, Keegan, Kennedy, Lucas,
McGee, Miller, Neilson, Snow and Witherspoon: A BILL TO AMEND
SECTION 12-6-3360, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH
CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TARGETED JOBS TAX
CREDIT, SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE DESIGNATION OF
"DISTRESSED COUNTY", PROVIDE THE CRITERIA FOR THE
DESIGNATION AND ALLOW A TAX CREDIT EQUAL TO EIGHT
THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH NEW FULL-TIME JOB
CREATED IN A DISTRESSED COUNTY, TO LIMIT THE
"DISTRESSED" DESIGNATION TO NO MORE THAN SIX
COUNTIES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR GROUPS OF AT LEAST
SIX, BUT NOT MORE THAN TEN, CONTIGUOUS COUNTIES TO
JOIN IN A REGIONAL ALLIANCE AREA TO PROMOTE
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TO ALLOW A COUNTY IN
THE ALLIANCE TO BE DESIGNATED AS A "LEAST
DEVELOPED         COUNTY"         IF     CERTAIN         AVERAGE
UNEMPLOYMENT CRITERIA ARE MET IN THE COUNTIES
COMPRISING THE ALLIANCE AREA COUNTIES; AND TO
AMEND SECTION 12-10-85, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE
STATE RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND, SO AS TO
CONFORM THE USE OF FUND REVENUES TO THE
"DISTRESSED COUNTY" DESIGNATION AND TO INCREASE
FROM FIVE TO TEN MILLION DOLLARS THE THRESHOLD
ABOVE WHICH TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF FUND
REVENUES MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR GRANTS IN COUNTIES
ABOVE THE BOTTOM TWO DESIGNATIONS.
  Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

  H. 4514 -- Reps. McGee, Knotts, Bingham, Coates, Koon, Lourie
and Whatley: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-6-430, AS
AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976,
RELATING TO CERTIFICATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IN ADDITION TO
EXCEPTIONS TO THE ONE-YEAR RULE PROVIDED IN THIS
SECTION, THE PERIOD OF TIME WITHIN WHICH A
CANDIDATE MUST OBTAIN THE CERTIFICATION REQUIRED
TO BECOME A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IS
AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED FOR AN ADDITIONAL PERIOD
EQUAL TO THE TIME THE CANDIDATE PERFORMED ACTIVE
DUTY OR ACTIVE DUTY FOR TRAINING AS A MEMBER OF

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THE NATIONAL GUARD, THE STATE GUARD, OR A RESERVE
COMPONENT OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED
STATES, PLUS NINETY DAYS.
  Referred to Committee on Judiciary

  H. 4515 -- Reps. Knotts, Whatley, Quinn, Loftis, M. Hines,
Rutherford, G. Brown, Meacham-Richardson, A. Young, Wilkins,
Battle, Bingham, Bowers, Dantzler, Emory, Fleming, Frye, Jennings,
Koon, Law, Leach, Limehouse, Lloyd, McGee, Miller, J. M. Neal,
Rivers, Sharpe, G. M. Smith, J. E. Smith, J. R. Smith, Taylor, Trotter,
Webb and J. Young: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF
SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-6-447 SO
AS TO PROVIDE THAT A RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICER MAY RETURN TO ACTIVE DUTY WITHOUT
COMPLETING LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING AT THE
CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING ACADEMY UNDER CERTAIN
CIRCUMSTANCES.
  Referred to Committee on Judiciary

  H. 4516 -- Reps. Sharpe, Witherspoon and Ott: A JOINT
RESOLUTION TO AMEND JOINT RESOLUTION 120 OF 2001,
RELATING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF A THREE-YEAR PILOT
PROGRAM OF ALLIGATOR FARMING FOR THE PURPOSE OF
DETERMINING THE FEASIBILITY OF ALLIGATOR FARMING
FOR POULTRY MORTALITY DISPOSAL, SO AS TO EXTEND
THE THREE-YEAR PILOT PROJECT TO SIX YEARS AND
PROVIDE THAT UNTIL JULY 1, 2007, ANY PERSON EIGHTEEN
OR OLDER MAY ESTABLISH AN ALLIGATOR FARM FOR THE
PURPOSE OF POULTRY MORTALITY DISPOSAL.
  Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and
Environmental Affairs

  H. 4517 -- Reps. Sharpe and Wilkins: A BILL TO AMEND
SECTION 12-28-2730, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF
SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION OF
GASOLINE TAX TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES, SO AS TO REVISE THE SECTION AND PROVIDE
FOR THE CREATION OF A SPECIAL WATER RECREATIONAL
RESOURCES FUND TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, TO PROVIDE FOR
THE APPORTIONMENT AND EXPENDITURE OF THE FUND

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AMONG THE COUNTIES BY THE DEPARTMENT, TO PROVIDE
THAT COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATIONS MAY MAKE
RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT RELATING TO
ACQUISITION, CREATION, OR IMPROVEMENT OF WATER
RECREATIONAL RESOURCES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE
CERTAIN USES OF THE FUND BY THE DEPARTMENT.
  On motion of Rep. SHARPE, with unanimous consent, the Bill was
ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

  H. 4518 -- Rep. Sharpe: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 4-9-30, AS
AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976,
RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF A
COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO
THE GRADUATED BUSINESS LICENSE TAX, A COUNTY MAY
IMPOSE A FLAT BUSINESS LICENSE TAX IN AN AMOUNT
NOT TO EXCEED FIFTEEN DOLLARS THROUGHOUT THE
COUNTY.
  Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

  H. 4519 -- Rep. Easterday: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-
8000, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF NONPROFIT
ORGANIZATION SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES BY THE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT
UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES THE DEPARTMENT MAY
ISSUE A SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE WHICH HAS IMPRINTED
ON IT THE EMBLEM, SEAL, OR ANOTHER SYMBOL OF AN
ORGANIZATION WHICH HAS OBTAINED CERTIFICATION
PURSUANT TO SECTION 501(C)(8) OF THE FEDERAL
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
  Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

                              ROLL CALL
   The roll call of the House of Representatives   was taken resulting as
follows:
Allen                    Altman                    Askins
Bales                    Barfield                  Barrett
Battle                   Bingham                   Bowers
Breeland                 Brown, G.                 Brown, J.
Brown, R.                Campsen                   Carnell
Cato                     Chellis                   Clyburn

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Coates                Cobb-Hunter           Coleman
Cooper                Cotty                 Dantzler
Davenport             Delleney              Easterday
Edge                  Emory                 Fleming
Freeman               Frye                  Gilham
Gourdine              Hamilton              Harrell
Harvin                Haskins               Hayes
Hines, J.             Hines, M.             Hinson
Hosey                 Howard                Huggins
Keegan                Kelley                Kennedy
Kirsh                 Klauber               Koon
Law                   Leach                 Lee
Limehouse             Littlejohn            Lloyd
Loftis                Lourie                Lucas
Mack                  Martin                McCraw
McGee                 McLeod                Meacham-Richardson
Merrill               Miller                Moody-Lawrence
Neal, J.H.            Neal, J.M.            Neilson
Ott                   Owens                 Parks
Perry                 Phillips              Quinn
Rhoad                 Rice                  Riser
Rivers                Robinson              Rodgers
Sandifer              Scarborough           Scott
Sharpe                Sheheen               Sinclair
Smith, D.C.           Smith, F.N.           Smith, G.M.
Smith, J.E.           Smith, J.R.           Smith, W.D.
Snow                  Stille                Stuart
Talley                Taylor                Thompson
Townsend              Tripp                 Trotter
Vaughn                Walker                Webb
Weeks                 Whatley               Whipper
White                 Wilder                Wilkins
Witherspoon           Young, A.             Young, J.

                STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE
 I came in after the roll call and was present for the Session on
Wednesday, January 16.
        Merita Allison                James Harrison




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           Jerry Govan                      Douglas Jennings
           Todd Rutherford                  Jake Knotts
           Gary Simrill

                            Total Present--124

                 STATEMENTS OF ATTENDANCE
  Reps. HARRISON and GOVAN signed a statement with the Clerk
that they came in after the roll call of the House and were present for
the Session on Tuesday, January 15.

                       DOCTOR OF THE DAY
  Announcement was made that Dr. Daniel W. Brake of Charleston is
the Doctor of the Day for the General Assembly.

               CO-SPONSORS ADDED AND REMOVED
   In accordance with House Rule 5.2 below:
   "5.2 Every bill before presentation shall have its title endorsed;
every report, its title at length; every petition, memorial, or other paper,
its prayer or substance; and, in every instance, the name of the member
presenting any paper shall be endorsed and the papers shall be
presented by the member to the Speaker at the desk. After a bill or
resolution has been presented and given first reading, no further names
of co-sponsors may be added. A member may add his name to a bill or
resolution or a co-sponsor of a bill or resolution may remove his name
at any time prior to the bill or resolution receiving passage on second
reading. The member or co-sponsor shall notify the Clerk of the House
in writing of his desire to have his name added or removed from the
bill or resolution. The Clerk of the House shall print the member’s or
co-sponsor’s written notification in the House Journal. The removal or
addition of a name does not apply to a bill or resolution sponsored by a
committee.”

                       CO-SPONSOR ADDED
Bill Number:     H. 4411
Date:            ADD:
01/16/02         MCLEOD




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                      CO-SPONSOR ADDED
Bill Number:    H. 4507
Date:           ADD:
01/16/02        BINGHAM

                     CO-SPONSOR REMOVED
Bill Number:    H. 4433
Date:           REMOVE:
01/16/02        MEACHAM-RICHARDSON

   H. 4464--RECONSIDERED, AMENDED AND SENT TO THE
                            SENATE
  Rep. COATES, with unanimous consent, moved to reconsider the
vote whereby the following Bill was given a third reading, which was
agreed to:

  H. 4464 -- Reps. McGee, Coates, M. Hines, J. Hines and Askins: A
BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 IN FLORENCE COUNTY TO ADJUST
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S TAX MILLAGE FOR THE 2002-2003
SCHOOL YEAR TO OFFSET THE MIDYEAR BUDGET CUTS
MANDATED BY THE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD OF THE
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
DURING THE 2001-2002 SCHOOL YEAR, AND TO PROVIDE
THAT THE COUNTY AUDITOR SHALL LEVY THE MILLAGE
UPON ALL PROPERTY WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND
THE COUNTY TREASURER SHALL COLLECT THE TAXES
LEVIED AND DISBURSE THE FUNDS.

   Reps. COATES and MCGEE proposed the following Amendment
No. 2 (Doc Name COUNCIL\GGS\AMEND\22251CM02), which was
adopted:
   Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 3, by striking Section 13 in
its entirety and inserting:
   /SECTION 13. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
board is hereby authorized to increase for Fiscal Year 2003 the number
of mills levied for operation and maintenance of the School District.
For Fiscal Year 2003 the board may increase the millage levy over the
Fiscal Year 2002 millage levy by the number of mills determined by
the board to be necessary to replace any decrease in state
appropriations to the School District from the amount of state

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appropriations anticipated in the School District’s budget for Fiscal
Year 2002 as originally adopted. For Fiscal Year 2004 the board shall
reduce the millage rate by the number of mills that were levied
pursuant to this act. In subsequent fiscal years, the board shall not
increase the number of mills levied for operations and maintenance of
the School District over that levied for Fiscal Year 2002 except as
provided by Act 239 of 1981 and the general law of the State. /
  Amend totals and title to conform.

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

  The Bill, as amended, was read the third time and ordered sent to the
Senate.

                   H. 4497--DEBATE ADJOURNED
  Rep. BINGHAM moved to adjourn debate upon the following Joint
Resolution until Thursday, January 17, which was adopted:

  H. 4497 -- Reps. Bingham, Knotts and Riser: A JOINT
RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT SCHOOL DAYS MISSED ON
JANUARY 3 AND 4, 2002, BY THE STUDENTS OF ANY SCHOOL
IN THE LEXINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT TWO WHEN
THE SCHOOL WAS CLOSED DUE TO SNOW, ICE, OR
INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXEMPTED FROM
THE MAKE-UP REQUIREMENT OF THE DEFINED MINIMUM
PLAN THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO EXTREME
WEATHER OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES BE MADE UP.

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

  H. 4502 -- Reps. Walker and Davenport: A BILL TO AMEND ACT
939 OF 1954, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF
THE     INMAN-CAMPOBELLO            WATER       DISTRICT  IN
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT ALL
COMMISSIONERS OF THE DISTRICT MUST RESIDE IN THE
DISTRICT OR IN ITS SERVICE AREA.



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           ORDERED ENROLLED FOR RATIFICATION
  The following Bill was read the third time, passed and, 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. 511 -- Senator Thomas: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 43-1-
115, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING
TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES COUNTY
OFFICE BIENNIAL PERFORMANCE AUDITS, SO AS TO
REQUIRE A SUBSTANTIVE QUALITY REVIEW IN EACH
COUNTY EVERY FIVE YEARS, TO REQUIRE, AMONG OTHER
THINGS, A COUNTY'S PERFORMANCE TO BE ASSESSED
USING SPECIFIC OUTCOME MEASURES, AND TO REVISE
PARTIES TO WHOM THE REPORT IS TO BE PROVIDED.

                 H. 3678--DEBATE ADJOURNED
  The following Bill was taken up:

  H. 3678 -- Reps. Rice and Whipper: A BILL TO AMEND
SECTION 56-3-210, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH
CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE GRACE PERIOD FOR
REGISTERING A MOTOR VEHICLE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT
A MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER MUST ISSUE A TEMPORARY
LICENSE PLATE TO CERTAIN PURCHASERS OF NEW OR
USED MOTOR VEHICLES, TO PROVIDE A DESCRIPTION OF
THE TEMPORARY LICENSE PLATE AND ITS CONTENTS, TO
PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS WHO OBTAIN MOTOR
VEHICLES FROM A PERSON OTHER THAN A DEALER MUST
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
SAFETY FOR AN INTERIM LICENSE PLATE AND
REGISTRATION CARD, TO PROVIDE A DESCRIPTION OF THE
INTERIM LICENSE PLATE AND ITS CONTENTS, TO PROVIDE
A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS PROVISION; AND TO
REPEAL SECTION 56-3-220, RELATING TO THE ATTACHMENT
AND DISPLAY OF DEALER "SOLD" CARDS.

  The Education and Public Works Committee proposed the following
Amendment       No. 1   (Doc    Name      COUNCIL\GGS\AMEND\
22129CM01):
  Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting
words and inserting:

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   / SECTION 1. Section 56-3-210 of the 1976 Code, as last
amended by Act 497 of 1994, is further amended to read:
     “Section 56-3-210. (A) Persons A person who newly acquiring
vehicles acquires a vehicle and owners of foreign vehicles or an owner
of a foreign vehicle being moved into this State and required to be
registered under this chapter, may have not more than forty-five days in
which to register and license them. before operating the vehicle on the
state’s highways during the forty-five day period contained in this
section must:
        (1) transfer a license plate from another vehicle pursuant to
subsection (D) of this section and Section 56-3-1290;
        (2) purchase a new license plate and registration;
        (3) purchase a temporary license plate from the Division of
Motor Vehicles pursuant to subsection (B) of this section;
        (4) purchase a temporary license plate from the county
auditor’s office in the county in which the person resides pursuant to
subsection (b)_of this section; or
        (5) obtain a temporary license plate from a dealer of new or
used vehicles pursuant to subsection (C) of this section.
     (B) The Division of Motor Vehicles, or the county auditor’s
office must, upon proper application, issue a temporary license plate
approved by the Division of Motor Vehicles to an applicant pursuant to
subsection (A) of this section. The Division of Motor Vehicles or the
county auditor’s office must insert clearly and indelibly on the face of
the temporary license plate the date of expiration and other information
the Division of Motor Vehicles may require. The expiration date may
not extend beyond forty-five days from the vehicle’s date of purchase.
A bill of sale must be maintained in the vehicle at all times to verify its
date of purchase to a law enforcement officer. The bill of sale must
provide a description of the vehicle, the name and address of both the
seller and purchaser of the vehicle, and its date of sale. The Division of
Motor Vehicles may charge a five dollar fee for the temporary license
plate which the Comptroller General must place into a special restricted
account to be used by the division to defray the expenses of the
division associated with the production and issuance of the temporary
license plates. The county auditor’s office also may charge a five
dollar fee for the temporary license plate to defray the expenses of the
county auditor’s office associated with the production and issuance of
the temporary license plates.
     (C) A dealer of new or used vehicles may issue to the purchaser
of a vehicle at the time of its sale a temporary license plate that may

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contain the dealer’s name and location and must contain, in characters
not less than one-quarter inch wide and one and one-half inches high,
the expiration date of the period within which the purchaser must
register the vehicle pursuant to subsection (E) of this section. The
expiration date may not extend beyond forty-five days from the date of
purchase. The temporary license plate must be made of heavy stock
paper or plastic, inscribed with contrasting indelible ink, and designed
to resist deterioration or fading from exposure to the elements during
the period for which display is required. A bill of sale must be
maintained in the vehicle at all times to verify the vehicle’s date of
purchase to a law enforcement officer. The bill of sale must contain a
description of the vehicle, the name and address of both the seller and
purchaser of the vehicle, and its date of sale. A dealer who issues a
temporary license plate or allows a temporary license plate to be issued
in violation of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon
conviction, must be fined one hundred dollars for each occurrence.
     (D) If a person intends to transfer a license plate from one vehicle
to another vehicle, he may place the license plate to be transferred on
the newly acquired vehicle on the date of its purchase. The bill of sale
and registration which corresponds to the license plate must be
maintained in the newly acquired vehicle at all times to verify its date
of purchase to a law enforcement officer. The purchaser must register
the vehicle with the Division of Motor Vehicles within forty-five days
from its purchase date.
     (E) A person must replace a temporary license plate issued
pursuant to this section with a permanent license plate and registration
card as required by Section 56-3-110 within forty-five days of
acquiring the vehicle or moving a foreign vehicle into this State. A
person who operates a vehicle in violation of this section is guilty of a
misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one
hundred dollars.”
   SECTION 2. Section 56-3-220 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
   SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
   Amend title to conform.

  Rep. STUART explained the amendment.

                SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

  Rep. STUART continued speaking.
  Rep. HOWARD spoke against the amendment.

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                        POINT OF ORDER
  Rep. TROTTER raised the Point of Order that the Bill was out of
order under Rule 4.4 in that it was a statewide Bill, which directly
appropriated money and should be referred to the Ways and Means
Committee before being considered by the House.
  SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE W.D. SMITH overruled the Point of
Order.

  Rep. HOWARD continued speaking.
  Rep. LOFTIS spoke against the amendment.

  Rep. LOFTIS moved to adjourn debate on the Bill until Thursday,
January 31.

  Rep. RICE moved to table the motion.

   Rep. TROTTER demanded the yeas and nays which were taken,
resulting as follows:
                      Yeas 30; Nays 85

Those who voted in the affirmative are:
Bingham                Campsen                Coates
Easterday              Emory                  Frye
Hamilton               Harrell                Harvin
Huggins                Knotts                 Koon
Limehouse              Littlejohn             Lourie
Martin                 McGee                  Miller
Neal, J.M.             Owens                  Quinn
Rice                   Riser                  Rodgers
Sandifer               Scarborough            Smith, D.C.
Stille                 Stuart                 Young, A.

                               Total--30

Those who voted in the negative are:
Allen                  Askins                 Bales
Barfield               Barrett                Battle
Bowers                 Breeland               Brown, G.
Brown, J.              Brown, R.              Carnell
Cato                   Chellis                Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter            Coleman                Cooper

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Cotty                   Dantzler               Davenport
Delleney                Edge                   Fleming
Freeman                 Gilham                 Gourdine
Haskins                 Hayes                  Hines, J.
Hines, M.               Hinson                 Hosey
Howard                  Keegan                 Kelley
Kennedy                 Kirsh                  Klauber
Law                     Leach                  Lee
Lloyd                   Loftis                 Lucas
Mack                    McCraw                 McLeod
Meacham-Richardson      Merrill                Moody-Lawrence
Neal, J.H.              Neilson                Ott
Parks                   Perry                  Phillips
Rhoad                   Rivers                 Robinson
Rutherford              Scott                  Sharpe
Sheheen                 Sinclair               Smith, F.N.
Smith, G.M.             Smith, J.R.            Smith, W.D.
Snow                    Talley                 Taylor
Thompson                Townsend               Tripp
Trotter                 Vaughn                 Walker
Webb                    Weeks                  Whipper
White                   Wilder                 Witherspoon
Young, J.

                               Total--85

  So, the House refused to table the motion.

  The question then recurred to the motion to adjourn debate until
Thursday, January 31, which was agreed to.

                H. 4392--INTERRUPTED DEBATE
  The following Bill was taken up:

  H. 4392 -- Reps. Harrison, Keegan, Barfield, Sharpe, Witherspoon
and Altman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-17-370, AS
AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976,
RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM STATE EMPLOYEE
GRIEVANCE RIGHTS AND PROCEDURES, SO AS TO EXEMPT
PRESIDENTS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA TECHNICAL
COLLEGE SYSTEM.

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   Rep. HARRISON proposed the following Amendment No. 1 (Doc
Name COUNCIL\GJK\AMEND\20859SD02):
   Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking items (10) and (11) of
Section 8-17-370 of the 1976 Code, as contained in SECTION 1, and
inserting:
     / (10) teaching or research faculty, professional librarians,
academic administrators, or other persons holding faculty appointments
at a four-year post-secondary educational institution, including branch
campuses of the University of South Carolina, if any, as defined in
Section 59-107-10, except the technical education colleges and centers;
     (11) athletic coaches and unclassified employees in the athletic
departments of four-year post-secondary educational institutions as
defined in Section 59-107-10 except the technical education colleges
and centers; /
   Amend further, as and if amended, by adding a new SECTION
appropriately numbered to read:
   /SECTION ____. Section 59-53-52(8) of the 1976 Code is
amended to read:
     “(8) Employ the institutional chief administrative officer
respective technical college president, who shall be employed at the
will of the area commission from a list of at least three candidates
recommended by a committee consisting of the chairman of the area
commission or designated commission member, the chairman of the
board or designated state board member and one area president
appointed by the two aforementioned persons;” /
   Renumber sections to conform.
   Amend totals and title to conform.

  Rep. CAMPSEN explained the amendment.

  Further proceedings were interrupted by expiration of time on the
uncontested Calendar, the pending question being consideration of
Amendment No. 1, Rep. CAMPSEN having the floor.

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     H. 4465--RECALLED FROM FLORENCE DELEGATION
  On motion of Rep. COATES, with unanimous consent, the following
Joint Resolution was ordered recalled from the Committee on Florence
Delegation:

  H. 4465 -- Reps. Coates and McGee: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO
PROVIDE FOR A BINDING REFERENDUM TO DETERMINE
WHETHER OR NOT THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF
FLORENCE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT ONE FAVOR
GRANTING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE DISTRICT
THE AUTHORITY BEGINNING IN 2002 TO RAISE THE
MILLAGE FOR SCHOOL OPERATIONS BY NOT MORE THAN
TEN MILLS OVER THAT LEVIED FOR THE PREVIOUS YEAR
WITHOUT THE REQUIREMENT OF A REFERENDUM, AND TO
GRANT SUCH LIMITED FISCAL AUTONOMY TO THE BOARD
BEGINNING IN 2002 IF THE RESULTS OF THE BINDING
REFERENDUM ARE IN FAVOR THEREOF.

           RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR
  Rep. COOPER moved that the House recur to the Morning Hour,
which was agreed to.

                 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  The following was introduced:

  H. 4521 -- Rep. Townsend: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
EXPRESSING SINCERE SORROW AT THE DEATH OF
STERLING LEE SMITH OF LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA,
AND EXTENDING DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND
MANY FRIENDS.

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

                 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  The following was introduced:

  H. 4522 -- Reps. Ott, Sharpe and Witherspoon: A CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION TO MEMORIALIZE THE CONGRESS TO
REQUIRE THE UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
PROVIDE THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE

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ATLANTIC FLYWAY STATES WITH THE SAME WATERFOWL
SEASON FRAMEWORK AFFORDED THE SIX STATES IN THE
LOWER MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY, AND TO COMMEND THE
SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
FOR AGGRESSIVELY PURSUING THE REGULATORY OPTIONS
NECESSARY TO PROVIDE HUNTERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA
WITH THE SAME WATERFOWL HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES
AFFORDED TO HUNTERS IN OTHER STATES.
  The Concurrent Resolution was ordered referred to the Committee
on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions.

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

  H. 4523 -- Rep. Law: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-4070,
AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976,
RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM LENGTH OF VEHICLE
COMBINATIONS THAT MAY BE OPERATED ON THE
NATIONAL SYSTEM OF INTERSTATE AND DEFENSE
HIGHWAYS, SO AS TO REVISE THE MAXIMUM LENGTH OF
TWO AND THREE UNIT COMBINATIONS ON CERTAIN
HIGHWAYS, AND TO DELETE A PROVISION THAT RESTRICTS
THE TYPES OF COMBINATION OF VEHICLES COUPLED
TOGETHER THAT CONSIST OF MORE THAN TWO UNITS.
  Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works

  H. 4524 -- Reps. Clyburn, Hosey, Fleming and Harvin: A BILL TO
AMEND SECTION 51-3-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH
CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FREE ADMISSION TO STATE
PARKS AND REDUCED RATES FOR USE OF PARK
CAMPSITES, SO AS TO EXTEND THESE PRIVILEGES TO
PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS.
  Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and
Environmental Affairs

  H. 4525 -- Rep. Harvin: A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD
OF TRUSTEES OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 3 OF CLARENDON
COUNTY TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATIONS BONDS OF THE
DISTRICT UP TO ITS CONSTITUTIONAL DEBT LIMIT TO FUND
AN OPERATING DEFICIT AND CURRENT OPERATING

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EXPENDITURES; TO PRESCRIBE THE CONDITIONS UNDER
WHICH THE BONDS MAY BE ISSUED AND THE PURPOSES
FOR WHICH THE PROCEEDS MAY BE EXPENDED; AND TO
MAKE PROVISION FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE BONDS.
  On motion of Rep. HARVIN, with unanimous consent, the Bill was
ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

  H. 4526 -- Rep. Harvin: A BILL TO AMEND ACT 593 OF 1986
RELATING TO THE ELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 IN
CLARENDON COUNTY, SO AS TO INCREASE THE APPOINTED
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD FROM TWO TO FOUR AND TO
ESTABLISH TWO-YEAR TERMS FOR ALL MEMBERS
APPOINTED AFTER 2001.
  On motion of Rep. HARVIN, with unanimous consent, the Bill was
ordered placed on the Calendar without reference.

  H. 4527 -- Rep. Rutherford: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF
LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 37-
2-417 AND 37-3-417 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN AMBIGUITY
IN A CREDIT AGREEMENT OR BILLING STATEMENT IN
CONNECTION WITH A SELLER CREDIT CARD OR LENDER
CREDIT CARD, RESPECTIVELY, BE RESOLVED IN FAVOR OF
THE CONSUMER HOLDER OF THE CARD.
  Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

    H. 4392--AMENDED AND ORDERED TO THIRD READING
  Debate was resumed on the following Bill, the pending question
being the consideration of Amendment No. 1, Rep. CAMPSEN having
the floor:

  H. 4392 -- Reps. Harrison, Keegan, Barfield, Sharpe, Witherspoon
and Altman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 8-17-370, AS
AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976,
RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM STATE EMPLOYEE
GRIEVANCE RIGHTS AND PROCEDURES, SO AS TO EXEMPT
PRESIDENTS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA TECHNICAL
COLLEGE SYSTEM.

  Rep. HARRISON proposed the following Amendment No. 1 (Doc
name COUNCIL\GJK\AMEND\20859SD02), which was adopted:

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   Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking items (10) and (11) of
Section 8-17-370 of the 1976 Code, as contained in SECTION 1, and
inserting:
     / (10) teaching or research faculty, professional librarians,
academic administrators, or other persons holding faculty appointments
at a four-year post-secondary educational institution, including its
branch campuses, if any, as defined in Section 59-107-10, except the
technical education colleges and centers;
     (11) athletic coaches and unclassified employees in the athletic
departments of four-year post-secondary educational institutions as
defined in Section 59-107-10 except the technical education colleges
and centers; /
   Amend further, as and if amended, by adding a new SECTION
appropriately numbered to read:
   /SECTION ____. Section 59-53-52(8) of the 1976 Code is
amended to read:
     “(8) Employ the institutional chief administrative officer
respective technical college president, who shall be employed at the
will of the area commission from a list of at least three candidates
recommended by a committee consisting of the chairman of the area
commission or designated commission member, the chairman of the
board or designated state board member and one area president
appointed by the two aforementioned persons;” /
   Renumber sections to conform.
   Amend totals and title to conform.

  Rep. CAMPSEN continued speaking.
  The amendment was then adopted.

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

                     H. 4404--RECOMMITTED
  The following Bill was taken up:

  H. 4404 -- Reps. Harrison, Keegan, Barfield, Sharpe, Witherspoon
and Altman: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-53-52, CODE OF
LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE
POWERS AND DUTIES OF AREA TECHNICAL EDUCATION
COMMISSIONS, SO AS TO REVISE THE MANNER OF


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EMPLOYMENT AND THE EMPLOYMENT RELATION OF AREA
TECHNICAL COLLEGE PRESIDENTS.

  Rep. CAMPSEN moved to recommit the Bill to the Committee on
Judiciary, which was agreed to.

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

  H. 4498 -- Rep. Quinn: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE
THAT BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1, 2002 THROUGH JUNE 30,
2003, NURSING HOMES MUST PAY AN ANNUAL FRANCHISE
FEE BASED UPON THE TOTAL PATIENT DAYS SERVED BY
THE NURSING HOME MULTIPLIED BY A THREE DOLLAR PER
PATIENT DAY FEE AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE
CALCULATION AND COLLECTION OF THIS FEE.

  Rep. QUINN explained the Joint Resolution.

  Rep. EASTERDAY moved that the House recede until 6:40 p.m.,
which was agreed to.

               RETURNED WITH CONCURRENCE
  The Senate returned to the House with concurrence the following:

  H. 4446 -- Reps. Wilkins, W. D. Smith, J. Brown, Cato, Carnell,
Fleming, Harrell, Harrison, Kelley, Meacham-Richardson, Sharpe,
Townsend and Vaughn: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
INVITING HIS EXCELLENCY, JAMES H. HODGES, GOVERNOR
OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO ADDRESS THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION AT 7:00 P.M. ON
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2002, IN THE CHAMBER OF THE
SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

  H. 4488 -- Reps. Knotts, Bingham, Frye, Huggins, Koon, Riser and
Stuart: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE
GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO MR. WILSON O. SHEALY OF
SWANSEA, SOUTH CAROLINA, FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF
DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVICE AS A COMMISSIONER ON THE

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LEXINGTON COUNTY REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS
COMMISSION AND TO WISH HIM MANY YEARS OF HEALTH
AND HAPPINESS.

   H. 4490 -- Reps. Wilkins, Allen, Allison, Altman, Askins, Bales,
Barfield, Barrett, Battle, Bingham, Bowers, Breeland, G. Brown,
J. Brown, R. Brown, Campsen, Carnell, Cato, Chellis, Clyburn, Coates,
Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Cooper, Cotty, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney,
Easterday, Edge, Emory, Fleming, Freeman, Frye, Gilham, Gourdine,
Govan, Hamilton, Harrell, Harrison, Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, J. Hines,
M. Hines, Hinson, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jennings, Keegan,
Kelley, Kennedy, Kirsh, Klauber, Knotts, Koon, Law, Leach, Lee,
Limehouse, Littlejohn, Lloyd, Loftis, Lourie, Lucas, Mack, Martin,
McCraw, McGee, McLeod, Meacham-Richardson, Merrill, Miller,
Moody-Lawrence, J. H. Neal, J. M. Neal, Neilson, Ott, Owens, Parks,
Perry, Phillips, Quinn, Rhoad, Rice, Riser, Rivers, Robinson, Rodgers,
Rutherford, Sandifer, Scarborough, Scott, Sharpe, Sheheen, Simrill,
Sinclair, D. C. Smith, F. N. Smith, G. M. Smith, J. E. Smith,
J. R. Smith, W. D. Smith, Snow, Stille, Stuart, Talley, Taylor,
Thompson, Townsend, Tripp, Trotter, Vaughn, Walker, Webb, Weeks,
Whatley, Whipper, White, Wilder, Witherspoon, A. Young and
J. Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE
SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
TO THE 2001 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY "TIGERS" FOOTBALL
TEAM AND HEAD COACH TOMMY BOWDEN ON THEIR
OUTSTANDING WINNING SEASON AND TO APPLAUD THE
CLEMSON "TIGERS" ON THEIR TREMENDOUS VICTORY IN
THE 2001 HUMANITARIAN BOWL.

  H. 4491 -- Reps. G. M. Smith, J. Young and Weeks: A
CONCURRENT     RESOLUTION       EXPRESSING   SORROW
REGARDING THE DEATH OF EDWIN C. CUTTINO OF SUMTER
COUNTY, AND EXTENDING SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND
MANY FRIENDS.

  H. 4504 -- Reps. J. Brown, Allen, Breeland, R. Brown, Clyburn,
Cobb-Hunter, Gourdine, Govan, J. Hines, M. Hines, Hosey, Howard,
Kennedy, Lee, Lloyd, Mack, Moody-Lawrence, J. H. Neal, Parks,
Rutherford, Scott, F. N. Smith, Weeks and Whipper: A
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE

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HONORABLE RALPH ANDERSON, SENATOR, DISTRICT
NUMBER 7, GREENVILLE COUNTY, ON BEING CHOSEN AS
ONE OF THE TOP TWENTY-FIVE LEADERS OF GREENVILLE
BY THE GREENVILLE NEWS, AND SALUTING SENATOR
ANDERSON FOR HIS OUTSTANDING, DEDICATED PUBLIC
SERVICE.

  H. 4505 -- Reps. Allison, Davenport, Lee, Littlejohn, Sinclair,
W. D. Smith, Talley, Vaughn, Walker and Wilder: A CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND THANKING F. HUGH
ATKINS OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY FOR HIS DEDICATED
AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AS SOUTH CAROLINA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER FOR
THE FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.

   H. 4506 -- Reps. Townsend, Allen, Allison, Altman, Askins, Bales,
Barfield, Barrett, Battle, Bingham, Bowers, Breeland, G. Brown,
J. Brown, R. Brown, Campsen, Carnell, Cato, Chellis, Clyburn, Coates,
Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Cooper, Cotty, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney,
Easterday, Edge, Emory, Fleming, Freeman, Frye, Gilham, Gourdine,
Govan, Hamilton, Harrell, Harrison, Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, J. Hines,
M. Hines, Hinson, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jennings, Keegan,
Kelley, Kennedy, Kirsh, Klauber, Knotts, Koon, Law, Leach, Lee,
Limehouse, Littlejohn, Lloyd, Loftis, Lourie, Lucas, Mack, Martin,
McCraw, McGee, McLeod, Meacham-Richardson, Merrill, Miller,
Moody-Lawrence, J. H. Neal, J. M. Neal, Neilson, Ott, Owens, Parks,
Perry, Phillips, Quinn, Rhoad, Rice, Riser, Rivers, Robinson, Rodgers,
Rutherford, Sandifer, Scarborough, Scott, Sharpe, Sheheen, Simrill,
Sinclair, D. C. Smith, F. N. Smith, G. M. Smith, J. E. Smith,
J. R. Smith, W. D. Smith, Snow, Stille, Stuart, Talley, Taylor,
Thompson, Tripp, Trotter, Vaughn, Walker, Webb, Weeks, Whatley,
Whipper, White, Wilder, Wilkins, Witherspoon, A. Young and
J. Young: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE
PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UPON THE
DEATH OF FORMER LEGISLATOR, LEWIS PHILLIPS OF
GREER, ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2001, AND EXTEND
DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.

                      THE HOUSE RESUMES
  At 6:40 p.m. the House resumed, the SPEAKER in the Chair.

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                       HOUSE STANDS AT EASE
   On motion of SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE W. D. SMITH the House
stood at ease subject to the call of the Chair.

                      THE HOUSE RESUMES
  At 6:55 p.m. the House resumed, the SPEAKER in the Chair.

                         JOINT ASSEMBLY
  At 7:00 p.m. the Senate appeared in the Hall of the House. The
President of the Senate called the Joint Assembly to order and
announced that it had convened under the terms of a Concurrent
Resolution adopted by both Houses.

  H. 4446 -- Reps. Wilkins, W. D. Smith, J. Brown, Cato, Carnell,
Fleming, Harrell, Harrison, Kelley, Meacham-Richardson, Sharpe,
Townsend and Vaughn: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
INVITING HIS EXCELLENCY, JAMES H. HODGES, GOVERNOR
OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TO ADDRESS THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION AT 7:00 P.M. ON
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2002, IN THE CHAMBER OF THE
SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

  Governor James H. Hodges and distinguished party were escorted to
the rostrum by Senators Courson, McGill, Richardson, Pinckney and
Verdin and Representatives NEILSON, MCCRAW, LIMEHOUSE,
LEACH and COBB-HUNTER. The President of the Senate introduced
Governor Hodges who then addressed the Joint Assembly as follows:

                       State of the State Address
                          Governor Jim Hodges
                           January 16, 2002

  Ladies and gentlemen, Members of the General Assembly, honored
guests, please join me in honoring our nation with the words of the
Pledge of Allegiance.
  I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America ... and
to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.
  Thank you.
  Four months ago, our President stood before Congress to address the
nation in the wake of the tragic events of September 11. Many

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Americans asked the simple questions: What is expected of me in this
time of crisis? What can I do to help? How can I make a difference in
America?
   President Bush said we must first continue fully living our lives.
Then, we all have a job to do -- both at home and overseas.
   My friends, we have heeded the President's words. Across South
Carolina, people have rallied around our country and touched those in
need.
   South Carolinians like James “Smitty” Smith of Lake City. On
September 11, Smitty was working at the Pentagon when the attack on
America occurred. He put his own life in danger to save the lives of
others. Yet, Master Sergeant Smith describes himself simply as one of
many who reached out to help. Master Sergeant, please stand and be
recognized.
   Who can forget the students of White Knoll Middle School in
Lexington? They heard the story of a New York fire station sending a
fire engine to Columbia after the Civil War. The students decided a
135-year-old debt should be paid off. Over the next few months, these
students led a fund drive and raised over $500,000. On Thanksgiving
Day, they delivered a check for a new fire truck to Mayor Rudy
Giuliani. I ask the student leaders of White Knoll to stand and be
recognized.
   Tonight, more than 200 South Carolina National Guardsmen are on
duty overseas as part of Operation Enduring Freedom -- our war on
terrorism. They include the Swamp Foxes, F-16 fighter pilots and their
support teams from McEntire. I ask General Spears, our National
Guard Adjutant General, to please stand and accept our thanks for the
job South Carolina's service men and women are doing to protect our
country.
   These are the faces of September 11 -- of tragedy and tears... of
courage and hope ... of character and optimism. These great South
Carolinians remind us what matters in life -- God's gift of a free
country, caring communities, and loving families.
   Members of the General Assembly, as we move forward in this
important legislative session, let us do so with that same sense of
purpose they have shown. Let us avoid the poison of partisanship. Let
us agree respect will be our watchword... cooperation our mission.
   And look what we have accomplished by working together.
   Old controversies have been resolved. The nation's nuclear waste is
headed elsewhere. Our innovative SILVERxCard program is helping


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nearly 40,000 vulnerable seniors afford prescription drugs. Palmetto
Pride has reduced trash on our roads.
  We've broken records in job creation. We've kept our taxes among
the lowest in the country. We've even added a new tax-free shopping
holiday every August to help our families.
  We've focused like a laser beam on improving public education.
Now our efforts are paying off.
  First in the nation in SAT improvement, fourth in improving teacher
quality, and third in the nation in the number of nationally certified
teachers -- an increase of more than 7,500 percent. And last week,
Education Week announced that South Carolina is one of the leading
states in educational improvement.
  Our new education lottery is a great success! It has sold almost
twenty million dollars in tickets... in the first week alone. This new
revenue will open the door of educational opportunity for scores of
South Carolinians of all ages.
  Ladies and gentlemen, we can take pride in these accomplishments.
And if these were ordinary times, we could spend this evening
reflecting on their impact. But we dare not, because we are faced with
two new factors in our lives.
  Our economy is suffering and America is at war.
  For the first time since World War Two, we must plan for homeland
security. At the request of the White House, I have ordered the
National Guard to protect our state's airports. Until the federal
government completes improvements to airport security, these brave
men and women will provide an extra measure of safety for
passengers.
  We have created a new Office of Homeland Security to better protect
our State.
  Our Director of Homeland Security, General Steve Siegfried, and our
team hit the ground running after September 11. In just two short
months, they successfully responded to the threat of anthrax. Safety
procedures at our ports and nuclear power plants were reviewed and
improved. Our National Guard was selected for special civilian
disaster training. And we signed a mutual aid agreement with our
neighbors in North Carolina.
  But the terrorist attack opened our eyes to a whole new set of
challenges.
  General Siegfried has worked with me to prepare sweeping anti-
terrorism legislation. This legislation will make the Palmetto State a
national leader. It includes antiterrorism training for our police,

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firefighters and healthcare workers.           We must also improve
information sharing between law enforcement agencies at all levels.
And we must upgrade the capabilities of our public health agencies to
deal with the threat of bio-terrorism.
   And I am asking National Homeland Security Director, Tom Ridge,
to partner with us and make South Carolina the model for homeland
security.
   While we are talking about making our State safer, I want to address
the issue of plutonium shipments to the Savannah River Site in Aiken.
The people of South Carolina have a long and proud history of
supporting the defense of our country.
   Several years ago, we agreed to convert weapons-grade plutonium at
SRS. We asked one thing of the federal government -- find another
location to dispose of it. Recently, the federal government broke its
commitment and began planning shipments of plutonium to South
Carolina without a disposition plan. This is unacceptable.
   Plutonium is one of the most hazardous materials known to man.
Even a very small amount can be lethal. As a nuclear explosive, a few
pounds of weapons-grade plutonium, fashioned into a bomb, could
decimate several square miles of our State and make a whole county
uninhabitable for years.
   Dumping this weapons-grade plutonium in our State turns us into a
terrorist target. We cannot allow the federal government to paint a
bullseye on South Carolina.
   But as we work to keep our citizens safe, we cannot afford to lose
sight of our other big priorities--those kitchen table concerns of
everyday families.
   Before the terrorist attacks, our national economy was slowing. But
September 11 made things worse. The impact was felt across the
nation and here in South Carolina as well.
   The good news is that our economy shows signs of improvement.
But we will not simply stand by and wait for a recovery. We will
respond to our State's needs with vigor.
   The first positive step is to pass a responsible budget. Last year, we
responded to the state's budget challenges by downsizing state
government by nearly $200 million while protecting our core priorities
of education and health care.
   Our State still faces a budget crunch. But we must see this as a
challenge--not an obstacle. We can manage this budget or let it
manage us. The decision is ours. I say let's keep our State moving
forward. Let's think outside the box. Let's use every ounce of

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creativity to protect our progress... in education, health care, and public
safety.
    To balance our state budget, let's agree on another important point:
no tax increases. Our fellow citizens are struggling to make ends meet
and simply cannot afford to pay more. Like every family experiencing
a financial crunch, we'll just have to tighten our belts.
    Fortunately, there's an easy way to start. Every day the legislature
operates costs the taxpayers $60,000. If Florida can do the people's
business in 60 days, and Texas can do it with a legislature that meets
only once every other year, then South Carolina can do the people's
business in two months.
    For years, Speaker Wilkins has introduced a bill to shorten the
legislative session. I am proud tonight to endorse the Speaker's bill.
    However, even before the Speaker's bill passes, it is within the
legislature's power to wrap up the people's business in 60 days.
Speaker Wilkins ... Lt. Governor Peeler ... let's agree tonight to put
some bipartisan muscle to work, to finish the people's business in two
months, and to save taxpayers millions of dollars.
    Our efforts to help those affected by the economy do not stop with
the budget alone.
    For the past decade, South Carolina has been blessed with a robust
economy. Even as our economy slowed, our Department of Commerce
has a strong record... more than $11 billion in capital investment and
50,000 new jobs during the last two years.
    We have a great business climate. And I have every confidence that
our State will continue attracting new jobs and investments as our
economy improves.
    But one industry in our State needs special attention. Textile
workers have suffered job losses due to unfair and illegal foreign
competition, and countries are routinely ignoring our trade agreements.
    We cannot control the national economy, but we can fight to protect
our jobs. Our nation must recognize the importance of a strong
manufacturing base to our American way of life.
    More than 30,000 South Carolina textile jobs have been lost in the
past decade. We'll lose more if immediate action is not taken. My
friends, this is not just a South Carolina crisis. It's a national crisis. A
great nation cannot fight a war if its clothing, guns, and planes are
made someplace else.
    Let's stand up for textile workers by sending a message to our
national leaders. We must enforce our international trade agreements
and stop sending our textile jobs overseas.

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    And while we are sending messages to Washington, let's send one
on behalf of all South Carolinians who have lost their jobs. Our state's
one-stop employment and training system is helping unemployed
workers find new jobs. But they need help making ends meet. Join me
in urging our national leaders to help families keep their health
insurance until they find new jobs. And join me in requesting an
additional fourteen weeks of unemployment compensation for those
trying to find work.
    Of course, the best response to job loss is job creation. It's not
enough to protect old jobs and respond to layoffs. We must set
ambitious goals for new jobs. In that regard, I am challenging Team
South Carolina to create at least 25,000 new jobs and additional private
investment of at least $6 billion this year.
    But our vision for the economic future of our State must also
include a role for the New Economy. For the past six months, my
Technology Transition Team has been hard at work identifying ways
for South Carolina to become a leader in high tech jobs. Several key
elements of this plan require immediate attention.
    First, we must recognize the role our universities play in fostering
new ideas that create jobs. Look no further than Atlanta, Georgia; the
Research Triangle in North Carolina; and Austin, Texas to see the
impact a research university has on economic development. Our
universities can also be engines of economic opportunity. But only if
we dramatically increase research funding to support promising new
ideas. I am calling on the legislature to create a new fund to support
research at our universities with $40 million in lottery proceeds.
    This research fund will support new centers of excellence, like an
automotive center at Clemson. At this center, the latest automotive
technologies and designs can be tested and perfected by the world's top
engineers and students. South Carolina will become a magnet for
exciting new ideas in the automotive field. And we will become a
world leader in new automotive engineering jobs as well.
    I also urge you to enact legislation that authorizes certified capital
companies. This will create a venture capital pool of $100 million for
new technology companies. This will put South Carolina in the center
of the New Economy.
    These measures will help South Carolina during this economic
slowdown, but the greatest insurance against future slumps is to have
the best-educated workforce in America. To do that, we must demand
excellence from our public schools.


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    Here's what we will do next to create the world-class schools South
Carolina deserves.
    Let us start with the school buildings themselves. We are already
making record strides in replacing portable classrooms with bricks and
mortar. Our historic billion-dollar investment has moved us toward
our goal -- without raising taxes. But there are still more than 3,000
portable classrooms in the State.
    It is simply unacceptable to send our children to school in leaky,
portable classrooms. We need our own Marshall Plan for school
buildings.
    Tonight, I am announcing a school building initiative called
Palmetto Builds! Palmetto Builds! has a simple goal--move our kids
out of portable classrooms into modern classrooms without raising
taxes.
    Palmetto Builds! will create a School Infrastructure Bank, similar to
our Highway Infrastructure Bank, that will allow districts to save on
financing, purchasing and interest costs. Ultimately, the bank can use
existing debt service and state revenues to give all of our children--in
rich and poor districts--classrooms the entire country will envy.
    Even while we improve the buildings, we must help the teachers
who work there.
    We've done a good job of meeting the Southeastern average salary
for teachers. But if we want to continue attracting the best and brightest
professionals, South Carolina must pay our teachers a salary of
national caliber.
    Tonight, I ask you to make a commitment to raise our teachers' pay
to the national average within the next five years.
    We must also support excellence among South Carolina's educators
by encouraging even more teachers to become nationally certified.
    When I took office, we had seventeen of these outstanding
professionals in our classrooms. I set the goal of 500 nationally
certified teachers by 2002. Well, we passed that goal early, and there
are now 1,300 nationally certified teachers in South Carolina.
    Some critics say we have too many nationally certified teachers.
They say we should discontinue incentives for teachers to become
nationally certified. I disagree. It's time to set the bar higher, not
lower. There is no reason we cannot have 5,000 nationally certified
teachers in our State by the year 2005. That's 5,000 by "05."
    We must also fulfill our commitment to public school
accountability. Parents recently received the first school report cards.
They provided parents with a snapshot of how their children's schools

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measure up. This honest assessment was the first step. Now the
legislature must do its part and provide under-performing schools with
the money they need to make improvements. My budget provides $41
million for this task.
    Next, let's make sure that reading truly becomes fundamental,
because I believe every child in the State deserves access to quality
books. And I believe that every elementary school in the State
deserves a quality library.
    To meet both these goals, we are kicking off the Cool Books
initiative. Cool Books has a simple goal: put a read-aloud library in
every elementary classroom in the State.
    Cool Books is a partnership between our states' communities,
businesses and schools. To participate in Cool Books, individuals or
groups can purchase coolers of books for a particular classroom or
school. By tapping the great South Carolina community spirit, Cool
Books will help every child become a book lover.
    Last week, President Bush announced his "Leave No Child Behind"
education plan. Like South Carolina, the plan has heavy doses of
accountability, an emphasis on pre-school, initiatives to close the
achievement gaps between rich and poor, and a special emphasis on
reading.
    To make progress in education, the president has put money on the
table. I intend to use this money to enhance the initiatives we've
already begun... to expand our successful Governor's Institute of
Reading. This will encourage our youngest readers to continue as they
progress through school.
    We also know students learn better when there are strong
partnerships between schools and communities. In Greenwood, for
example, the HOSTS mentoring program partners adult volunteers
with struggling readers. I want to use the president's education money
to take this mentoring project statewide.
    In addition, our new teachers need more help. Asking new teachers
to sink or swim simply doesn't work. We lose one-third of our teachers
in the first five years. Let's pair new teachers with veteran educators to
insure our brightest new teachers don't get discouraged and leave our
classrooms.
      Now, let's make sure our children can safely travel to school. Our
school bus fleet is in bad shape. Let's dedicate a portion of our bond
revenues to replacing our state's old buses. For an investment of $40
million, we can replace 750 buses and buy our parents some much-
needed piece of mind.

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    Let's talk for a minute about the students who ride on those buses...
the students who fill the classrooms of our state's schools.
    Character education is already an important part of many South
Carolina classrooms. Across the State, character education initiatives
promote the fundamental South Carolina values of service, leadership,
responsibility and discipline.
    We began tonight by reciting the pledge of allegiance. Our state's
students begin each morning the same way. In this time of national
trial, we must all recognize that patriotism is the cornerstone of the
American character. Let's also give our students a lesson in the
character and history of American heroism.
    On December 7, 1941, this nation was a sleeping giant. Then came
war, unbidden and unexpected. President Roosevelt rallied the nation,
and America arose to meet the challenge. The Second World War saw
our parents and grandparents earn the title of "greatest generation," by
meeting the threat with honor and courage.
    Even as the "greatest generation" passes, their lessons must be
taught and their values must endure. Therefore, I want every high
school student to receive a copy of Tom Brokaw's book, The Greatest
Generation. I want this book to become part of our school's American
history curriculum.
    Reading about the "greatest generation" is not enough. I want our
state's students to hear these stories directly from the source. Tonight,
I am announcing that we will select a school district for an exciting
pilot initiative that will bring World War II veterans into the
classroom. These living heroes will give South Carolina students the
chance to see courage exemplified and character personified.
    I am pleased to report that we have our first volunteer... our very
own World War II hero, Senator John Drummond.
    Finally, there is one fundamental tool for improving South
Carolina's schools that we have not discussed yet tonight.
    Education lottery tickets are on sale now. But there are crucial
pieces of business that remain unfinished. We need our lottery to reach
its full potential. First, we must work together to give South Carolina
the college scholarships and world-class educational opportunity the
people voted for. And it is time to allow South Carolinians to
participate in multi-state Powerball games. These games will generate
even more excitement and money for education.
    And it's time to pass the people's lottery plan. College scholarships
for our state's high school students...free graduate education for
classroom teachers...and lifetime learning scholarships so that any

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adult at any age can attend a technical college and get the job skills
they need.
   When the people's lottery plan has passed, lifelong learning will
become the birthright of every South Carolinian. More than 100,000
students will receive scholarship benefits. And every worker will be
able to attend technical college.
   Our lottery plan is needed now more than ever. More research at
our state's universities equals more jobs. And the lottery scholarships
make it possible for laid-off workers to learn new skills. These
scholarships will make a higher education available to every South
Carolinian who earns one.
   Eliminating portables...better teacher pay...modern classrooms...
these are not the projects of a single legislative session or a single term
of office. These are no quick fixes or easy solutions. These are goals
that cannot be completed in one year or two. But these are the works
we are called upon to do, from generation to generation.
   We have proved it possible to cut spending, while preserving
education and health care. We have balanced the budget during tough
times, without raising taxes. It is a "can do" spirit. This year, let's
bring that same spirit of progress to bear and reach our goals together.
   Ladies and gentlemen, we agree on so many ideas. South
Carolinians want better schools, lean government and safe
communities. Let's throw out the old stumbling block of partisanship
and politics. And remember the heroes we met tonight. They deserve
cooperation and progress.
   I recall the words President Bush used just 11 weeks ago, "We've
got to put aside political differences and act swiftly and strongly."
   What the president asked of the nation, I ask of you.
   Let's take these fresh approaches to old problems, together... the
best homeland security in the nation... protecting jobs while starting
new initiatives for the New Economy... advancing, not retreating on
educational progress.
   This is the work of the swift and the strong!
   Thank you. God bless you, and God bless the great State of South
Carolina.

  Upon conclusion of his address, Governor Hodges and his escort
party retired from the Chamber.




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                    JOINT ASSEMBLY RECEDES
  The purposes of the Joint Assembly having been accomplished, the
PRESIDENT announced that under the terms of the Concurrent
Resolution the Joint Assembly would recede from business.
  The Senate accordingly retired to its Chamber.

                      THE HOUSE RESUMES
  At 7:40 p.m. the House resumed, the SPEAKER in the Chair.

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

                             ADJOURNMENT
  At 7:41 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep.
BREELAND, adjourned in memory of the Honorable Arthur W.
Christopher, Jr., to meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.
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