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South Carolina Legislative Update - March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

South Carolina General Assembly

Emma’s Law  S. 137

Emma’s Law passed out of the House Judiciary Committee last week and heads to the House floor this week for debate. Read more here.

Solar Energy S. 536

A solar energy bill was adopted by a Senate subcommittee last week and will be before the full Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.  Read more here

Public Library Trespass S. 183

Library directors are asking S.C. Legislators to ban visitors who are disruptive or engage in behavior that makes others feel unsafe or uncomfortable. The officials are backing a state Senate bill that would make it a misdemeanor for someone to refuse to leave a library when asked by a library staff member or security, or to return to the library after being banned.  Read more here.

Transportation Funding

The chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee thinks the only chance for substantial transportation funding this year is to get creative with time running out on the Senate calendar, The Greenville News reports.  Read more here.

Cannabidiol Oil Bill S. 1035

A bill that would allow children with severe epilepsy to obtain an oil extracted from marijuana to help control their seizures passed the state Senate on Wednesday, after an amendment allowing doctors to prescribe the oil was approved earlier in the day.  Read more here

Introductions

H. 4961– 5 Year Sunset for Labor, Licensing and Regulation Department Regulations Promulgated After July, 2014

H. 4962– 5 Year Sunset for State Agency or Department Regulations Promulgated After July, 2014

S. 1164/H. 4979 – Affordable Care Act Anti-Commandeering Act Allowing for States to Refuse to Use State Resources to Enforce Federal Laws

S. 1171– Small Employer Health Insurance Availability Act Revisions to Eliminate the South Carolina Small Employer Insurance Program

S. 1175/H. 4997 – Nonfranchise Automobile Dealer License Requirements

H. 4996– Insurance Coverage for Amino Acid  Based Formulas

H. 5002– Birth Center Licensure Enhancement

In the News 

SC Elections:  Filing Closed Yesterday

See the full list of candidates and their races here

BMW Expanding

BMW has put $6.3 billion into manufacturing luxury cars in South Carolina's Upstate, and it has put close to 8,000 people to work in the state in the past two decades.  Read more here

SC Unemployment Rate Drops

South Carolina’s unemployment rate plummeted to 5.7 percent in February, its lowest level in six years and a full percentage point below the national rate, according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.  Read more here.

Meeting Schedule

Monday, March 31

No Meetings Scheduled

Tuesday, April 1

8:00 am -- Rooms 108 and 110 -- Teen Pact South Carolina

10:00 am -- Gressette Room 207 -- Medical Affairs Subcommittee on S.919, S.1084, S.1137 and H.3968

I.  S. 919 -- Medicaid

II.  S. 1084 -- Daycare Centers, Nursery Schools and Kindergartens

III.  S. 1137 -- Sexually Violent Predator

IV.  H. 3968 -- Senior Hunger Awareness Day

11:00 am -- Blatt Room 112 -- Majority Caucus

11:00 am -- Blatt Room 305 -- Minority Caucus

Upon adjournment of the House -- Blatt Room 112 -- Minority Caucus

1½ hours after the House adjourns -- Blatt Room 521 -- Ways and Means Retirement Ad Hoc Study Committee

I.  Retirement System Investment Commission-PIC Plan Approval per Proviso 89.124 FY12-13

2:30 pm or 1½ hours after the House adjourns -- Blatt Room 403 -- LCI Health Insurance Subcommittee on S.290, H.3779, H.4901, H.4911 and H.4916

I.  S. 290 -- Telemedicine Insurance Reimbursement Act

II.  H. 3779 -- Telemedicine Insurance Reimbursement Act

III.  H. 4901 -- Insurance Reimbursement Telemedicine Act

IV.  H. 4911 -- Small Employer Health Insurance Availability Act

V.  H. 4916 -- Notice Requirements of an Insurer

2:30 pm -- Blatt Room 427 -- 3-M Subcommittee I, Health and Environmental Affairs

I.  S. 980 -- Endometriosis Awareness Month

2:30 pm -- Blatt Room 410 -- Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Regulations Subcommittee

I.  Reg. 4388 -- Department of Health and Environmental Control, Air Pollution Control Regulations and Standards

II.  Reg. 4410 -- Environmental Certification Board, Amend Regulations in Conformance with its Practice Act

III.  Reg. 4411 -- Department of Natural Resources, Seasons, Limits, Methods of Take and Special Use Restrictions on Wildlife Management Areas

IV.  Reg. 4414 -- Department of Natural Resources, Additional Regulations Applicable to Specific Properties

V.  Reg. 4423 -- Board of Registration for Geologists, Amend Regulations to Conform to the Current Practice of Biennial Renewal

VI.  Reg. 4424 -- Department of Health and Environmental Control, Retail Food Establishments

VII.  Reg. 4425 -- Department of Health and Environmental Control, Water Classifications and Standards

VIII.  Reg. 4427 -- Attorney General, Tobacco Enforcement

IX.  Reg. 4428 -- Department of Natural Resources, Homemade Watercraft

X.  Reg. 4431 -- Department of Health and Environmental Control, Public Swimming Pools

XI.  Reg. 4432, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Solid Waste Management: Yard Trash and Land-clearing Debris; and Compost

XII.  Reg. 4436 -- Board of Registration for Foresters

XIII.  Reg. 4443 --Department of Natural Resources

XIV.  Seasons, Limits, Methods of Take and Special Use Restrictions on Wildlife Management Areas

XV.  Reg. 4444 -- Department of Health and Environmental Control, Water Pollution Control Permits

1 ½ hours after House Adjourns -- Blatt Room 433 -- Education and Public Works Committee on H.3435, H.3905, H.3995, H.4383, H.4499, H.4650 and H.4900

I.  H. 3435 -- Comprehensive Health Education Act

II.  H. 3905 -- Back to Basics in Education Act of 2013

III.  H. 3995 -- Department of Transportation

IV.  H. 4383 -- Special License Plates

V.  H. 4499 -- Department of Motor Vehicles Fees

VI.  H. 4650 -- State Board of Education

VII.  H. 4900 -- Department of Transportation

2:30 pm or 1 ½ hours after House Adjourns -- Blatt Room 516 -- Judiciary Committee

I.  H. 4805 -- Election Commission and Board of Registration

II.  H. 4812 -- Election Commission

III.  H. 4348 -- Child Visitation

IV.  H. 4453 -- Campaign Funds

V.  H. 4791 -- Electronic Data Privacy Protection Act

VI.  S. 1034 -- Revised Code Volumes 5 and 8

VII.  H. 4354 -- Right of Patients Regarding Medical Records

VIII.  H. 3722 -- Notaries Public

IX.  H. 4673 -- Landowners Liability

2:30 pm or 1 ½ hours after House Adjourns -- Blatt Room 403 -- LCI Health Insurance Subcommittee on S.290, H.3779, H.4901, H.4911 and H.4916

I.  S. 290 -- Telemedicine Insurance Reimbursement Act

II.  H. 3779 -- Telemedicine Insurance Reimbursement Act

III.  H. 4901 -- Insurance Reimbursement Telemedicine Act

IV.  H. 4911 -- Small Employer Health Insurance Availability Act

V.  H. 4916 -- Notice Requirements of an Insurer

3:00  pm -- Gressette Room 105 -- Finance Committee

3:00 pm -- Gressette Room 308 -- Judiciary Committee

I.  S. 810 -- College and University Trustee Screening Commission

II.  S. 813 -- Public Library Trespass

III.  S. 356 -- Public Notaries

IV.  S. 861 -- Field Sobriety Tests

V.  S. 1011 -- Offshore Wind Research & Development Activities

VI.  S. 915 -- Admissibility of Out-of-Court Statements

VII.  S. 779 -- Lotteries

VIII.  S. 916 -- Judge Elections

IX.  S. 868 -- Clerk of Court or Register of Deeds

X.  S. 723 -- Special Purpose Districts

XI.  S. 869 -- Dating Violence

XII.  S. 1029 -- Criminal Domestic Violence

XIII.  S. 971 -- Magistrates Court

XIV.  S. 1086 -- Breach of Security of State Agency Data

XV.  S. 536 -- Energy System Freedom of Ownership Act

XVI.  H. 3024 -- Child Abuse

XVII.  H. 3833 -- Retail Wine/Beer Permits

XVIII.  H. 3512 -- Alcoholic Liquors

XIX.  H. 3369 -- Workers' Compensation

4:30 pm -- Blatt Room 327 -- SC Legislative Black Caucus

Wednesday, April 2

 

8:00 am -- Rooms 108 and 110 -- Teen Pact South Carolina

8:00 am - 10:00 am -- Blatt Room 112 -- Legislative Breakfast--South Carolina Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Members Only)

8:30 am -- Blatt Room 433 -- E.P.W. K-12 Subcommittee on H.3532 and H.3893

I.  H. 3532 -- Childcare Providers

II.  H. 3893 -- Statewide Education Standards and Assessments

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 516 -- Judiciary Election Laws Subcommittee

I.  S. 4 -- Early Voting Procedures

 9:00 am -- Blatt Room 515-A -- Judiciary General Laws Subcommittee

9:00 am -- Gressette Room 105 -- Finance Health and Human Services Budget Hearings

I.  Provisos

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 521 -- Ways and Means Economic Development, Capital Improvement and Other Taxes Subcommittee

I.  H. 4779 -- USS Clagamore Disposal Prevention

II.  H. 4602 -- School District Debt Obligations

III.  H. 4513 -- Special Farm Vehicle License

 9:00 am -- Blatt Room 427 -- 3-M Subcommittee VI, Other Occupational Regulation and Licensing Boards

I.  S. 997 -- Speech Pathologist and Audiologist

II.  H. 4899 -- Speech Pathologist and Audiologist

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 511 -- Ways and Means General Government, Personnel and Benefits Subcommittee

I.  H. 4126 -- Unencumered Address Data

II.  H. 4828 -- Retirement Systems for Judges - Administrative Law Judges

10:00 am -- Gressette Room 209 -- Fish, Game and Forestry Committee

I.  S. 1096 -- Limit for Spot, Whiting, and Croaker

II.  Reg. 4443 -- WMA Restrictions.

III.   H. 4561 -- Interstate Boating Violator Compact

IV.  Reg. 4414 -- Access and Monitoring of DNR property

V.  H. 4596 -- Resolution Objecting to SAFMC's Amendment 17

VI.  H. 4543 -- Limits on Blue Catfish

10:00 am -- Gressette Room 406 -- Finance Transportation and Regulatory Subcommittee Budget Hearing

I.  Provisos

10:00 am -- Gressette Room 308 -- Judiciary Subcommittee on S.1163

I.  S. 1163 -- Child Abuse and Neglect Registry

10:00 am -- Gressette Room 207 -- Transportation Committee

I.  S. 139 -- Speeding in Work Zones

II.  H. 4053 -- Harrison Crossroads

10:30 am -- Gressette Room 407 -- Finance K-12 Education Subcommittee Budget Hearing

I.  Provisos

11:00 am -- Gressette Room 308 -- Judiciary Subcommittee on SC Workers' Compensation Commission Reappointments

11:00 am -- Gressette Room 408 -- Banking and Insurance Subcommittee on S.422 and H.3134

I.  S. 422 -- Mammograms

II.  H. 3134 -- Methods of Entering a Satisfaction of Mortgage

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm -- State House Grounds -- Legislative Luncheon--Palmetto Conservation Foundation

2:30 pm -- State House, 3rd Floor Conference Room -- Finance Sales and Income Taxation Subcommittee on S.870

I.  S. 870 -- Sales Tax

1½ hours after the House adjourns -- Blatt Room 521 -- Ways and Means Property Tax Subcommittee

I.  H. 3733 -- Roll Back Millage Calculation on Green Space

II.  H. 4944 -- Multi Lot Property Tax Discount

1½ hours after the House adjourns -- Blatt Room 516 -- Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee (Ethics Reform)

I.  H. 3945 -- Ethics Reform

COMMENTS: If the House remains in session after receding for lunch, this meeting will be held 30 minutes after adjournment of the daily session.

Thursday, April 3

 

8:00 am -- Rooms 108 and 110 -- Teen Pact South Carolina

8:00 am - 10:00 am -- Blatt Room 112 -- Legislative Breakfast--Coalition for Access to Health Care (Members Only)

8:30 am -- Gressette Room 209 -- Education K-12 Subcommittee

I.  S. 1057 -- Employment and Dismissal of Teachers

II.  S. 1058 -- Teachers

III.  S. 1059 -- Teachers

IV.  S. 1144 -- Employment and Dismissal of Teachers

V.  H. 4646 -- Governors School for Science and Mathematics

9:00 am -- -- Blatt Room 516 -- Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee

I.  H. 4372 -- Art. V Convention   

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 511 -- Judiciary Criminal Laws Subcommittee

I.  H. 4612 -- Uniform Traffic Laws          

II.  H. 3958 -- Law Enforcement Training Council          

III.  H. 4818 -- Public Libraries        

IV.  H. 4465 -- Dating Violence       

V.  H. 3921 -- Reckless Driving

9:00 am -- Gressette Room 207 -- L.C.I. Professions and Occupations Subcommittee

I.  H. 3411 -- Hair Braiding

II.  H. 3423 -- Manufactured Housing Board

9:00 am -- Gressette Room 307 -- General Subcommittee on H.3400

I.  H. 3400 -- Department of Social Services

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 427 -- 3-M Subcommittee III, Local Government and Corrections Affairs

I.  H. 4733 -- Inspection of Exterior Balcony

II.  S. 275 -- Multijurisdictional Task Force

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 403 -- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee on S.908 and H.4927

I.  S. 908 -- Risk-based Capital

II.  H. 4927 -- Life Insurance Companies

9:30 am -- Gressette Room 308 -- Medical Affairs Committee on Regulations and on S.919, S.1056, S.1084, S.1137 and H.3968

II.  S. 919 -- Medicaid

III.  S. 1056 -- Hearing Aids

IV.  S. 1084 -- Daycare Centers, Nursery Schools and Kindergartens

V.  S. 1137 -- Sexually Violent Predator

VI.  H. 3968 -- Senior Hunger Awareness Day

9:30 am -- Gressette Room 408 -- Finance Constitutional Subcommittee Budget Hearing

I.  Provisos

10:00 am -- Gressette Room 207 -- Judiciary Subcommittee on S.773 and S.788

I.  S. 773 -- Transparency in Private Attorney Contracts Act

II.  S. 788 -- Noneconomic Damages Limit

Upon Adjournment of the Senate -- Gressette Room 209 -- Judiciary Subcommittee on S.700, S.1076 and H.4560

I.  S. 700 -- Destruction of Criminal Records

II.  S. 1076 -- Law Enforcement Personnel

III.  H. 4560 -- Expungement of Criminal Records

Friday, April 4 

8:00 am -- Rooms 108 and 110 -- Teen Pact South Carolina


 

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