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March 28 Legislative Report

March 28, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The House Judiciary Committee met Tuesday.
Favorable Report as amended:
S. 137 - Ignition Interlock
H. 3959 - Sexual exploitation of a minor
H. 4476 - DUI video recorded at breath site

The Senate Judiciary Committee met Tuesday.
Favorable Report as amended:
S. 894 - Criminal Justice Academy
S. 256 - Regulatory Reform Act
*Minority report added
S. 900 - Study Committee on Expungement of Criminal Offenses

Carried over:
S. 810 - College and University Trustee Screening Commission
S. 813 - Public library trespass
S. 356 - Notaries Public
S. 861 - Field Sobriety tests
S. 1011 - Offshore wind research & development activities

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.309, S. 869 and S. 1029 met Wednesday.
Favorable Report:
S. 869 - Dating Violence

Favorable Report as amended:
S. 1029 - Criminal Domestic Violence. Bar members Sharon Wilkinson (SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault) and Ginny Waller (Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands) testified on this bill.

Carried over:
S. 309 - Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Act

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.971 met Wednesday.
Favorable Report as amended:
S. 971 - Magistrates Court
*Amendment repeals entire statute
Bar members Jason Bobertz (S.C. Supreme Court), Robert Croom (S.C. Association of Counties), Kali Turner (S.C. Bar) and Annie Wilson (Apartment Association) testified on this bill.

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S. 868 met Wednesday.
Favorable Report as amended:
S. 868 – Clerk of Court or Register of Deeds

Thursday, March 27, 2014
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Special Laws met Thursday.
Favorable Report:
S. 1034 - Revised Code Volumes 5 and 8

Carried over:
H. 4673 - Landowners Liability
H. 4607 - Trespasser Accountability Act
Bar member John Nichols (Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson, and Delgado) testified on these two bills.

The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee met Thursday.
Favorable Report as amended:
H. 4791 - Electronic Data Privacy Protection Act
Bar members Brian Stirling (S.C. Department of Corrections) and David Ross (S.C. Commission on Prosecution Coordination) testified on this bill.

The House Judiciary Criminal Laws Subcommittee met Thursday.
Carried over:
H. 4343 - Criminal Domestic Violence
H. 4562 - Knockout Game Prevention Act
H. 4398 - Implied Consent to Submit to Chemical Tests
H. 4368 - Criminal Gang Prevention Act

The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee met Thursday.
Favorable Report:
H. 4574 - Environmental Certification Board
H. 4604 - Engineering, licensure
H. 4644 - Real Estate Appraisers License and Certification Act
S. 1099 - Unemployment benefits
S. 1100 - Unemployment benefits
H. 3941 - Political subdivision's authority to set a minimum wage
*Minority report added

Regulation # 4418 - Contractors Licensing Board - Regulations Administering Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems Act
Regulation # 4438 - Manufactured Housing Board - Financial Responsibility
Regulation # 4445 - Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Office of the State Fire Marshall
Regulation # 4446 - Office of Occupational Safety and Health - Enforcement of Violations

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S. 865 met Thursday.
Carried over:
S. 865 – CDL Diver Employment Protection Act
Bar members Tem Miles (McKay, Cauthen, Settano, and Stubley) and Fred Marcinak (Smith, Moore Leatherwood, LLP) testified on this bill.

House and Senate introductions are available online.

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