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April 29 Legislative Report

The full Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Leon Howard, met Tuesday, April 26, 2011. The following bills received a favorable report: S. 109: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Education Act, S. 232: Health Care Facilities, S. 445: Confidentiality of STD Records, S. 590: Geropsychiatric District Part Unit, and H. 3750: Autopsy. Reg. 4180: Minimum Standards for Licensing Chiropractic Facilities was passed without reference.

The House Judiciary General Laws Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Thad Viers, met Tuesday, April 26, 2011. H. 3308: Jaidon’s Law and H. 3400: Child Support Obligation received a favorable report as amended.

The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Delleney, met Thursday, April 28, 2011. The following court rule changes are effective immediately:  amendments to Rule 219 of the S.C. Appellate Court Rules; amendments to Rules 16, 26, 28, 33, 34, 37 and 45 of the S.C. Rules of Civil Procedure; amendments to Rule 3 of the S.C. Rules of Civil Procedure; and amendments to Rule 29 of the S.C. Rules of Criminal Procedure. To view the full text of the order, click here.

The Senate will continue its debate of H. 3700: General Appropriations Bill when it reconvenes on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. For additional information about the General Appropriations Bill, please click here.

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

H. 4116: Judicial Elections
H. 4127: Remedies for an Employee Charging Certain Unlawful Discharge or Discrimination
H. 4129: Theft of Nonferrous Metals
H. 4148: Residential Treatment Facilities for Children and Adolescents
H. 4151: Property Tax Exemptions
S. 852: Magistrates Court Disposal of Cases
S. 853: Require a Solicitor to Call Cases to Trial within One Year of Indictment
S. 854: Assault and Battery Offenses
S. 859: Residential Treatment Facilities for Children and Adolescents

Listed below are the Acts from the 2011 Legislative Session:

Act No. 1 (R329, H4542 of 2010) Release of information by the State Ethics Commission. Effective January 19, 2011
Act No. 2 (R4, S213) Reporter's Comments for the Probate Code. Effective March 16, 2011
Act No. 3 (R11, H3286) Unemployment benefits. Effective March 14, 2011
Act No. 4 (R14, S277) Ratification of Constitutional Amendment; Labor Elections. Effective April 6, 2011
Act No. 5 (R16, S522) Internal Revenue Code reference update. Effective April 12, 2011
Act No. 6 (R21, H3004) Spending Accountability Act. Effective April 12, 2011
Act No. 7 (R23, H3332) Automobile insurance. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 8 (R24, H3373) Automobile insurer. Effective April 12, 2011
Act No. 9 (R26, H3397) Pecan Festival. Effective April 12, 2011
Act No. 10 (R27, H3399) Federal law enforcement jurisdiction. Effective April 12, 2011
Act No. 11 (R29, H3625) Person prohibited from serving on a governing body of a state or local political subdivision board or commission. Effective April 7, 2011
Act No. 12 (R25, H3374) Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. See Act for Effective Date
Act No. 13 (R30, H3668) Driver's license suspension. Effective April 12, 2011
 

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 http://www.scstatehouse.gov/.

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