March 2 Legislative Report

March 02, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Glenn McConnell, met Tuesday.
Favorable report:
S.126 Equal rights and duties of parents
S.1054 Child abuse or neglect

Carried over:
S.10 Commission on Streamlining Government and Reduction of Waste
S.148 Home Invasion Protection Act
S.265 Firearm
S.1004 Regulation of unsolicited consumer telephone calls
H.3711 Automobile club
S.235 County government
S.731 Time allowed for filling of mayor or councilman vacancy
H.4033 Widening and dredging waterways
S. 299 Court statements
S.45 Bond reconsideration
S. 1065 Bingo and raffles
S. 300 Department of Juvenile Justice
S. 302 Department of Juvenile Justice
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
H. 4139 State Day of Prayer
S. 212 Members of General Assembly
S. 1012 Delegation of a military parent's visitation rights

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The House Criminal Law Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Bruce Bannister, met Wednesday.
Favorable report as amended:
H. 3130 Sexting
H. 4603 Pretrial intervention program

Adjourned Debate:
H. 4572 Surety bonds

The Senate Finance Subcommittee on Constitutional and Criminal Justice met on Wednesday. The Judicial Department and Retirement System Investment Commission presented their FY 2012-2013 budgets.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The House Judiciary Family and Probate Laws Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. George Hearn, met Thursday.
Adjourned Debate:
H.4717 Child Custody
H.4738 Alimony

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. Pat Forbis and David Reuwer 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. 4907 Recording of conduct and Breath Test
H. 4910 Dental Insurance Plan
H. 4915 Prohibition against testimony of defendant
H. 4916 Reconsideration of bond for General Sessions
H. 4917 Committing crime while on a bail bond
H. 4918 Attempted murder
H. 4919 Punishment and sentencing for murder
H. 4921 Health insurance for minor
H. 4931 Missing Person Information Center
H. 4944 South Carolina Telemedicine Insurance Reimbursement Act
S. 1266 Required coverage for mammograms
S. 1285 Execution of warrants

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