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March 16 Legislative Report

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Larry Martin, met Tuesday.
Favorable report:
S. 302 Department of Juvenile Justice
H. 4139 State Day of Prayer
S. 1012
Delegation of a military parent's visitation rights

Favorable report as amended:
S. 1066 Regulating the discharge of fireworks
S. 1149 Born Alive Infant Protection Act

Carried over:
S.10 Commission on Streamlining Government and Reduction of Waste
S.148 Home Invasion Protection Act
S.265 Firearm
S. 1065 Bingo and raffles
S. 744 Unlawful to impede normal breathing or blood circulation of another person
S. 746 Revisions to DUI penalties
S. 865 State symbols and emblems
S. 212 Members of General Assembly
H. 3508 Government owned communications service providers

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Senate Judiciary, chaired by Sen. Gerald Malloy, met on Wednesday.
Favorable report:
S.1321 Omnibus Crime Reduction and Sentencing Reform Act of 2010

Carried over:
S.1317 Drug Court Program Act.  The Honorable William Keesley, David Ross and Christopher Scalzo testified on the bill.  

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on H.4614, chaired by Sen. Vincent Sheheen, met Thursday.
Carried over:
H. 4614 Procedures and requirements of court-ordered child custody.  Robert Rosen testified on the bill.

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.1243, chaired by Sen. Gerald Malloy, met Thursday.
Carried over:
S. 1243: Probate Code.  Cathy Kennedy, Alan Medlin and Tom Reddick testified on the bill.


Other News
On Tuesday Sen. Glenn McConnell was sworn in as South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor and Sen. John Courson was elected Senate President Pro Tempore.  

House and Senate introductions are available online. The following are a number of bills of interest that were introduced last week:
H. 4993 Tax exemptions
H. 4994 Income taxes
H. 4998 Classification of property
H. 5026 Hearings and proceedings before the Administrative Law Court
S. 1330 SC Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act
S. 1333 Alimony
S. 1346 Suspected child abuse or neglect

Questions related to legislation can be directed to Kali Campbell Turner at (803) 799 6653, ext. 170 or kturner@scbar.org. Additional information can be found at www.scstatehouse.gov.
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