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April 27 Legislative Report

April 30, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Senate Finance Constitutional and Criminal Justice Subcommittee, chaired by Sens. Michael Fair and David Thomas, met on Tuesday to review agency provisos.  

The Full Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Larry Martin, met on Tuesday.
Favorable report:
S. 1467 Issuance of a license by LLR
H. 3604 Retrofitting of shopping malls and shopping centers

Favorable report as amended:
S. 429 Uniform Principal and Income Act
S. 10 Commission on Streamlining Government and Reduction of Waste
H. 4473 Legal custody or placement of a child prohibited to a person on sex offender registry
H. 3417 Special purpose districts
H. 4451 Use of cell phone while driving

Carried over:
S. 934 Special purpose districts
H. 3543 Bench warrants

Recommitted to subcommittee:
S. 1243 SC Probate Code
S. 128 The Boards and Commissions Election Reform Act
S. 1353 Disclosure of economic interest by public officers

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The House Judiciary Criminal Laws Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Bruce Bannister, met Wednesday.  
Adjourned Debate:
H. 5072 Use of Deadly Force

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on H. 4699 and H. 5026, chaired by Sen. Luke Rankin, met Wednesday.
Favorable report:
H.4699 At-large Circuit Court Judges. Chief Justice Jean H. Toal testified on this bill.  
H.5026 Administrative Law Court. Nancy Riley of the Administrative Law Court testified on the bill.

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on H. 3111, chaired by Sen. David Thomas, met Wednesday.
Favorable report as amended:
H. 3111 Workers' compensation policies

Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S. 1135 and H. 3543, chaired by Sen. Brad Hutto, met Thursday.
Favorable report as amended:
S.1135 Human Trafficking. Bryan Stirling of the S.C. Attorney General’s Office testified on the bill.

Carried over:
H.3543 Bench Warrant Notices. Josh Rhodes of the S.C. Association of Counties, David Ross of the S.C. Commission on Prosecution Coordination, Chris Scalzo of the 13th Circuit Public Defender’s Office, and Rep. Chris Hart testified on the bill.  

Other News
House and Senate introductions are available online. The following are a number of bills of interest that were introduced last week:

H. 5164 Long-term care facility residents

Questions related to legislation can be directed to Kali Campbell Turner at (803) 799 6653, ext. 170 or Additional information can be found at

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