Floor debate in the Senate this week continued to center on ethics reform. On Tuesday, Senator Larry Martin (R-Pickens) made a successful motion to move H.3186 to the Special Order portion of the Senate calendar. H. 3186, by Representative Kirkman Finlay (R-Richland), would require law makers to disclose private sources of income on their statements of economic interests. The bill received second reading on Wednesday and remains in Special Order status along with a companion ethics bill, H. 3184. Senator Hugh Leatherman (R-Florence) took a point of personal interest on Thursday to address the body concerning the issue of “dark money.” He informed members of the Senate that he intends to take up H. 3189, another ethics bill from the House by Representative Finlay, which deals specifically with reporting requirements for independent expenditures and electioneering communications that are made to influence the outcome of an election. An attempt to replace H. 3189 in the status of Special Order failed prior to adjournment. Debate on the various ethics bills will continue on the floor next week.
In addition to the debate on ethics, the Senate also passed S. 1075, the natural gas incentive bill by Senator Paul Campbell (R-Berkeley). This legislation encourages commercial fleets to convert to LNG or CNG through vehicle purchase or conversion incentives, infrastructure incentives, an additional weight exemption, and a property tax adjustment to compensate for the additional expense of a natural gas vehicle.
Another bill of interest that received third reading was H. 3706 by Representative Joshua Putnam (R-Anderson). This bill allows authorized entities to keep supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens) in stock in order to administer this potentially life-saving medication to those who are experiencing severe allergic reactions. The legislation also autorizes physicians or other prescribers to issues prescriptions to authorize entities for EpiPens. The EpiPens may be administered by designated individuals who have completed the required training regarding proper use and recognition of the symptoms of severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.
The Senate Judiciary Committee met Tuesday on several bills including S. 1015, by Senator Leatherman, relating to counterfeit or nonfunctional airbags. The Committee adopted the Subcommittee’s amendment to the bill that expands the definition of a “nonfunctional airbag” to include any related component that could deceive a vehicle owner or operator into believing that the airbag was functional. The amendment also tightens the standard for proving violations and the issuance of various levels of penalties. The bill was reported favorably as amended and is now pending second reading on the Senate calendar.
The Committee also held extensive debate on S. 1087 by Senator Greg Gregory (R-Lancaster). This legislation provides factors for the Family Court to consider when determining the existence of changed circumstances related to modification, confirmation, or termination of alimony. The bill received a favorable report and is now pending on the Senate Calendar.
The Senate Finance Committee met throughout the week to work on provisos recommendations in preparation for reporting a budget bill to the full Senate. These meetings will continue next week. To view the preliminary proviso handouts, please click here.
In addition to the budget bills, the Finance Committee also reported favorably on:
S. 994 – relating to the use of the State House grounds;
S. 227 – involving the remission of redevelopment fees; and
S. 1122 – to provide for the imposition of the local option tourism development fee.
A General Subcommittee held hearings this week on S. 1203, by Senator Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg), that would require that bathrooms, showers, and changing rooms at government-run parks, museums and schools to be designated and used based on an individual’s biological sex at birth, as listed on their birth certificate. Senator Joel Lourie (D-Richland), who served on the Subcommittee, made a statement that the bill would not pass this year and that he would use any procedural means possible to keep the bill from passing. The cross-over deadline for bills is May 1, 2016. S. 1203 is now eligible to be taken up by the full General Committee at a time to be determined.
Bills passed by the Senate this week include:
S. 267 – changes the date for mandatory adjournment of the General Assembly from the first Thursday in June to the first Thursday in May with exceptions;
S. 315 – repeals a section of Act 114 of 2007 that would sunset the Governor’s ability to appoint the Secretary of the Department of Transportation;
S. 689 – provides that a permittee may not operate a motorcycle, motor scooter, or light motor-driven cycle at any unpermitted time unless supervised by a licensed motorcycle, motor scooter, or light motor-driven cycle operator and to provide that the accompanying driver must be with in a safe viewing distance of the permittee when the permittee is operating a motorcycle or three-wheel vehicle;
S. 985 – establishes the election process for the Florence County School District Five Board of Trustees;
S. 1069 – allows an increase in the deed recording fee by twenty cents and requires ten cents of the increase to go to the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority and ten cents going to local and regional housing trust funds for use towards affordable housing;
S. 1073 – updates the application of the internal revenue code to state income tax laws;
S. 1075 – encourages commercial fleets to convert to LNG or CNG through various incentives to compensate for the additional expense of a natural gas vehicle;
S. 1125 – lifts the cap on the Textiles Communities Revitalization Income Tax Credit;
S. 1136 – amends the age for which the General Assembly shall provide for the separate confinement of juvenile offenders from “under the age of seventeen” to “under the age of 18;”
S. 1166 – provides for annual installment payments by South Carolina State University on outstanding loans made to the University by the State of South Carolina;
S. 1178 – governs the conduct and activities of visitors to Wildlife Management Areas, Heritage Preserves, and other lands owned or leased by the Department of Natural Resources.
S. 1179 – sets the seasons, bag limits, and methods of hunting regarding turkeys in Wildlife Management Areas;
S. 1180 – amends the fee schedule for registration and renewal for foresters;
H. 3706 – enacts the “Emergency Anaphylaxis Treatment Act’ relating to the possession and use of epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens);
H. 3768 – provides for the creation of the “South Carolina Able Savings Program” to establish savings accounts as a means of empowering individuals with a disability and their families to save private funds to support the individual with a disability;
H. 4141 – enacts the “Limited Lines Travel Insurance Act” to provide authority for travel retailers to offer and disseminate, under a limited lines travel insurance producer business entity license, travel insurance coverage for personal risks incident to planned travel;
H. 4328 – synchronizes certain filing deadlines regarding income tax withholdings;
H. 4662 – provides for the reenactment of the “Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact;” and
H. 4712 – classifies off-premises outdoor advertising signs as tangible personal property for tax purposes, and provides that the value of a lease or lease income on such billboards may not be used in the assessment of the tax value of the real property on which the advertising sign is erected.
The Senate will reconvene Tuesday at noon.
Members of the House of Representatives returned to Columbia on Tuesday after a two week furlough period. On Wednesday, the House amended H. 3579, the South Carolina Infrastructure and Finance Reform Act, by a vote of 113 to 6. Provisions in the House amendment to H. 3579 include:
Commissioners are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the General Assembly;
Commissioners appoint a Secretary of Transportation with the advice and consent of the General Assembly, who then serves at the pleasure of the Commission;
the Joint Transportation Review Committee is eliminated;
the State Infrastructure Bank language in the Senate version of the bill is included and requires the entity to follow SCDOT prioritization criteria for projects;
the $400 million general fund mandate that was required in the Senate version of the bill is removed (the House has including $415 million in their version of the budget for roads); and
the SCDOT Chief Internal Auditor will be placed under the independent State Auditor.
H. 3579 is now pending on the Senate calendar for a vote on concurrence with the House amendments.
In addition to the roads bill, the House also passed H. 4932 relating the maximum length of vehicles on State roads. This legislation, by Representative Rita Allison (R-Spartanburg), provides axle and weight limits consistent with federal law.
The House Agriculture Environmental Affairs Subcommittee II met Thursday on H. 4206 by Representative Ralph Kennedy (R-Lexington). This legislation establishes minimum distances that a mine operator must maintain while conducting blasting services. After extensive testimony, the Subcommittee continued the bill.
The House Judiciary Laws Subcommittee also met Thursday on a number of bills, including H. 5090 by Representative David Hiott (R-Pickens). H. 5090, commonly referred to as the “Automatic Stay,” would limit the automatic stay in administrative proceedings to 30 days unless the party challenging the agency action obtains injunctive relief in the ALC. The legislation also provides that the ALC must require the posting of a bond or other security to cover the costs of litigation and project delay. The Subcommittee took extensive testimony but did not take action on the bill due to time constraints
Bills passed by the House this week include:
S. 454 – requires that a person must possess the required hunting license, any other required permits, and have access and authorization to utilize Deer Quota Program tags for the property on which the person is hunting.
H. 3952 – relates to the emergency admission of a person likely to cause serious harm to himself or others, so as to add a person who may become gravely disabled if not immediately hospitalized;
H. 4165 – creates the “Homeowners Association (HOA) Regime Fee Fairness to Deployed Service Members Act,” which states that a service member who belongs to a HOA must notify the HOA of orders of deployment upon receipt of deployment notification and pay any regime fees currently due before being deployed and a HOA may not enforce a lien for HOA regime fees that accrue and are not paid during the time period that the homeowner is deployed or mobilized outside of this state;
H. 4327 – defines terms and requirements relating to hospice programs;
H. 4580 – provides that “Medical Foster Homes” that provide care exclusively to three or fewer veterans and are approved and annually reviewed by the United States Department of Veterans’ Affairs, are exempt from the provisions of Chapter 7, Title 44 of the South Carolina Code of Laws and that other facilities are required to be licensed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control;
H.4773 – enacts “Margy’s Law” so as to define the term “Do Not Resuscitate Bracelet” as well as providing for the availability of “Do Not Resuscitate Bracelets;”
H. 4932 – relates to maximum lengths and weights of vehicles that may be operated along the State’s highways;
H. 5024 – requires the Department of Education to provide all “Reading Coaches” and “Literacy Teachers” with training on dyslexia before the 2016-2017 school year;
H. 5144 – prescribes requirements for processors of crab meat and is intended to protect the health of consumers of crab meat;
H. 5145 – amends regulations involving dentistry to comport with federal infection control standards;
H. 5146 – involves the South Carolina Commissioners on Pilotage and the requirements for physical examination for pilots;
H. 5147 – outlines the requirements for educational programs serving students with disabilities, as covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA);
H. 5148 – approves a regulation established by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners in an effort to safeguard patient medical records when a physician is incapacitated, disappears, or dies;
H. 5149 – updates and clarifies the roles and responsibilities of emergency management at the state level;
H. 5151 – relates to South Carolina Trauma Care Systems and incorporates, updates, and makes clarification relating to designation criteria as published by the American College of Surgeons pertaining to reporting requirements, standards of care, enforcement provisions, staffing requirements, and facility design;
H. 5152 – approves and amendment to the regulation pertaining to the South Carolina Real Estate Appraisers Board regarding continuing education, payment of fees, appraisal experience, and appraiser apprentice requirements;
H. 5153 – approves an update to various Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) regulations relating to Air Pollution Control Regulation and Standards as well as the State Implementation Plan (SIP);
H. 5154 – relates to accreditation requirements for public and private educator preparation programs as required by the State Board of Education;
H. 5155 – provides that the State Board of Education shall govern the requirements of the districts’ strategic plans and schools’ renewal plans and that the plans must be filed every five years;
H. 5156 – approves an amendment to the State Board of Education regulation involving test security update language relating to the disciplinary action for an educator’s breach of professional ethics for violating test security;
H. 5157 – approves the repeal of Regulation 61-89 relating to family planning services;
H. 5158 – approves the repeals Regulation 61-89 relating to maternal and child health services; and
H. 5159 – provides approval to amend the language associated with DHEC Regulation 61-21 relating to sexually transmitted diseases in an effort to update disease prevention methods and terminology.
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Meetings and Events
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
5:30 – 7:00 Reception for Representative Mia McLeod
5:30 - 7:00 Reception for Representative Shannon Erickson
The Palmetto Room
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 Reception for Representatives Herbkersman, Simrill and G.M. Smith
5:30- 7:30 Reception for Senators Darrell Jackson and John Scott
McNair Law Firm
Newly Introduced Legislation
BANKING AND INSURANCE:
S. 1221 (Davis) TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA RIGHT TO SHOP FOR HEALTH INSURANCE ACT" - Referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.
H. 5192 (J. E. Smith) RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE STATE FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY AUTHORITY APPROVE INTEREST RATES ON BONDS ISSUED TO FINANCE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS UNDER THE SOUTH CAROLINA JOBS-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND ACT -Referred to Committee on Ways and Means.
S. 1224 (Sheheen) RELATING TO COUNTIES IN WHICH THE EDUCATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SALES AND USE TAX MAY BE IMPOSED - Referred to the Committee on Finance.
H. 5209 (Funderburk) RELATING TO COUNTIES IN WHICH THE EDUCATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SALES AND USE TAX MAY BE IMPOSED - Placed on calendar without reference.
S. 1233 (Sheheen) RELATING TO COUNTIES IN WHICH THE EDUCATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SALES AND USE TAX MAY BE IMPOSED - Placed on the Calendar without reference.
H. 5203 (Word version) -- Rep. Putnam) A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1140, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEDUCTIONS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX, SO AS TO PROVIDE A DEDUCTION EQUAL TO THE TAXPAYER'S INCOME FOR A TAXPAYER WHO IS THE SURVIVING SPOUSE OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO IS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS. - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means.
H. 5206 (W. J. McLeod) RELATING TO THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION ALLOWANCE INCREASE - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means.
S. 1228 (Leatherman) RELATED TO SOURCES OF REVENUE USED FOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE - Referred to the Committee on Finance.
S. 1237 (Leatherman) RELATING TO FEES COLLECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES - Referred to the Committee on Finance.
S. 1238 (Leatherman) RELATING TO THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR FLORENCE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT TWO - Placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar.
H. 5217 (White) RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means.
H. 5226 (Crosby) TO ESTABLISH A PILOT PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS ELECTROLYTIC PROCESSORS TO PURCHASE FROM THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY A PORTION OF ITS ELECTRIC REQUIREMENTS AT MARKET-BASED RATES - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.
H. 5228 (Ott) TO ALLOW A REFUNDABLE STATE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR TUTORING AN ELIGIBLE STUDENT - Committed to Committee on Ways and Means.
H. 5216 (Atwater) "SOUTH CAROLINA COURSE ACCESS ACT" - Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works
H. 5230 (Clary) RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF CHARTER SCHOOLS - Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works.
H. 5174 (Pitts) RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPUTY ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs.
H. 5190 (J. E. Smith) RELATING TO THE ADOPTION AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE ENERGY STANDARD OF THIS STATE - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs.
H. 5194 (Mitchell) TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO ESTABLISH A STUDY COMMITTEE TO DETERMINE THE LEVELS OF POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) PRESENT IN URBAN AND
RURAL INDUSTRIAL AND NONINDUSTRIAL SOILS IN REPRESENTATIVE AREAS ACROSS THE STATE - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs.
H. 5207 (Pope) "SOUTH CAROLINA BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING ACT"; - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs.
H. 5193 (Huggins) RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIONS AND STANDING ORDERS FOR OPIOID ANTIDOTES - Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs.
S. 1231 (Turner) RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION - Referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.
S. 1226 (Young) TO DESIGNATE THE THIRD FULL WEEK IN APRIL 2016 AS "SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME AWARENESS WEEK" - Referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.
H. 5227 (Clary) RELATING TO ABORTION LEGALITY - Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
H. 5232 (Henegan) RELATING IN PART TO INFORMATION PROVIDED BY HOSPITALS TO PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS OF NEWBORN BABIES ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING HOW TO PERFORM INFANT CPR - Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs.
S. 1222 (Grooms) RELATING TO EMERGENCY PROVISIONS REGARDING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT - Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
S. 1239 (Shealy) TO PROVIDE THAT A MANUFACTURER, BREWER, IMPORTER, OR RETAILER MAY OFFER OR SPONSOR CERTAIN COUPONS AND REBATES TO A CONSUMER FOR THE PURCHASE OF BEER - Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
H. 5171 (Huggins) TO REGULATE THE OPERATION OF MOTORIZED WATERCRAFT AND PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS PROVISION - Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
H. 5172 (Fry) TO ENACT THE "SAFE HARBOR FOR EXPLOITED MINORS ACT" - Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
H. 5191 (Putnam) RELATING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS OF THIS STATE - Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
H. 5196 (Bingham) RELATING TO THE ULTIMATE TIME LIMIT TO COMMENCE A PROBATE, TESTACY, OR APPOINTMENT PROCEEDING - Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
H. 5208 (Quinn) TO PROVIDE THAT PUBLIC LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CLERKS OF COURT IN THIS STATE SHALL DISCLOSE AND MAY NOT REDACT FULL NAMES AND BIRTH DATES THAT APPEAR ON ARREST WARRANTS AND INCIDENT REPORTS. - Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
H. 5229 (Duckworth) TO PROMOTE PUBLIC SAFETY BY PROVIDING FOR THE LICENSURE OF LOCKSMITH AGENCIES - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.
H. 5233 (Finlay) TO PROVIDE THAT AN ESTABLISHMENT THAT HOLDS A VALID BEER AND WINE LICENSE AND A LICENSE TO SELL ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS BY THE DRINK MAY SELL WINE - Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
H. 5234 (Goldfinch) TO ENACT THE "UNIFORM VOIDABLE TRANSACTIONS ACT" - Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
H. 5231 (Robinson-Simpson) TO ENACT THE "INDOOR MOLD REMEDIATION ACT" - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs.
S. 1223 (Shealy) "MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH" - Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
S. 1230 (Corbin) RELATING TO FREE PARKING FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS - Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
H. 5204 (Hill) TO ENACT THE "DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY ACT" - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means.
H. 5205 (Putnam) RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION BY THE GOVERNOR WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE - Referred to Committee on Judiciary.