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February 8 Legislative Report

February 08, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The House Ways and Means Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Mike Pitts, met Tuesday to discuss provisos.

The House Full Judiciary, chaired by Rep. Greg Delleney, met Tuesday.
Favorable Report:
S. 3 Bingo, raffles, and other special events
H. 3057 Pretrial Intervention Program
H. 3184 Expungement of criminal record

Recommitted to Subcommittee:
H. 3197 Division of Elections

Adjourned Debate:
H. 3176 Voting

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, chaired by Sen. Gerald Malloy, met Tuesday.
Favorable Report as amended:
S. 4 Early voting procedures
S. 142 Omnibus Crime Reduction and Sentencing Reform Act

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, chaired by Sen. Gregory, met Wednesday.
Favorable Report:
Regulation 4283 (Oral Argument)
Regulation 4286 (Mediation)

Thursday, February 7, 2013
The House Judiciary Special Laws Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Jenny Horne, met Thursday.
Favorable Report as amended:
H. 3163 Freedom of Information Act

Carried Over:
H. 3147 Workers' Compensation
H. 3145 Expedited ejectment by landlord

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S. 137, chaired by Sen. Brad Hutto, met Thursday.
Favorable Report as amended:
S. 137 Ignition Interlocks

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, chaired by Sen. Gregory, met Thursday.
Favorable Report:
S. 221 Commercial Codes - Funds Transfer. Professor Lacy, from USC School of Law, and Neil Rashley, of the SC Bankers Association, testified in support of this bill.
S. 323 Uniform Commercial Code - Secured Transaction. Melissa Dunlap, of the Secretary of State’s Office, testified in support of this bill. Professor Lacy from USC School of Law helped in clarifying the purpose of the bill.

The Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children met on Thursday afternoon to discuss legislation to be endorsed by the Committee.

House and Senate introductions are available online. The following are a number of bills of interest that were introduced last week:
H. 3477 Surcharge for use of credit card
H. 3478 Standards for home schooling programs
H. 3492 Dogs and domestic pets
H. 3499 Clerks of Court
H. 3500 Probate Judges
H. 3503 Jury areas of Magistrates Court
H. 3520 Childs right to counsel
H. 3532 Childcare facilities
S. 345 Jurisdiction of Family Court

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

*bolding indicates S.C. Bar membership