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The House assembled at 10:00 a.m.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr. as follows:
Our thought for today is from Psalm 63:7: "In the shadow of Your wings, I sing for joy."
Let us pray. Our times are in Your hands, Lord. Guide us in our day of working and our day of relationships with our co-workers, that Your hand will be ever on us, guiding, directing, and sustaining in all we do and say. Bless our leaders, staff, and all who assist in carrying out the duties of this body. Invoke divine care for our President and for our troops as they strive for freedom of Your people. Hear our prayer. Amen.
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of yesterday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
The following Bill and Joint Resolution were read the third time, passed and, having received three readings in both Houses, it was ordered that the title of each be changed to that of an Act, and that they be enrolled for ratification:
S. 334 (Word version) -- Senator Alexander: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT SCHOOL DAY MISSED ON AUGUST 9, 2002, BY THE STUDENTS OF TAMASSEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, TAMASSEE-SALEM MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND TAMASSEE-SALEM HIGH SCHOOL OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OCONEE COUNTY WHEN THE SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED DUE TO WATERLINE PROBLEMS IS EXEMPTED FROM THE MAKE-UP REQUIREMENT OF THE DEFINED MINIMUM PLAN THAT FULL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES BE MADE UP.
S. 425 (Word version) -- Senators Setzler and Knotts: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-380, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VOTING PRECINCTS IN LEXINGTON COUNTY, SO AS TO RENAME CERTAIN PRECINCTS AND REDESIGNATE A MAP NUMBER FOR THE MAP ON WHICH LINES OF THESE PRECINCTS ARE DELINEATED AND MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICAL SERVICES OF THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD.
The following Bills were taken up, read the third time, and ordered returned to the Senate with amendments:
S. 342 (Word version) -- Senator McConnell: A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING ARTICLE 41 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY SHALL ISSUE "SOUTH CAROLINA ELKS ASSOCIATION" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF FEES COLLECTED FOR THESE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
S. 36 (Word version) -- Senators Knotts, Moore, J. V. Smith, Elliott, Ravenel, Reese, Short, Setzler and Courson: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 15 TO TITLE 47 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROTECTION OF GUIDE DOGS AND SERVICE ANIMALS AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 43-33-20, RELATING TO RIGHTS OF BLIND AND OTHER PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONS TO USE PUBLIC FACILITIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE A CROSS REFERENCE TO ARTICLE 15 OF TITLE 47 IN SECTION 43-33-20 PERTAINING TO THE RIGHTS OF PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONS.
The following Bill was taken up, read the third time, and ordered sent to the Senate:
H. 4031 (Word version) -- Rep. Altman: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 20-7-87 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF AN INDIVIDUAL SERVING IN THE MILITARY IS CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY IN A TIME OF WAR AND IS UNDER A COURT-ORDERED OBLIGATION TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT, A REDUCTION IN THAT INDIVIDUAL'S PAY, DUE TO BEING CALLED INTO ACTIVE DUTY, CONSTITUTES A MATERIAL CHANGE IN CIRCUMSTANCES AND THE INDIVIDUAL'S CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS MUST BE REDUCED BY A PERCENTAGE COMMENSURATE WITH THE PERCENTAGE REDUCTION IN THE INDIVIDUAL'S PAY; TO PROVIDE THAT NEITHER A CHILD SUPPORT NOR SPOUSAL SUPPORT ARREARAGE MAY ACCRUE AGAINST SUCH AN INDIVIDUAL DURING ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE; AND TO REQUIRE THE INDIVIDUAL TO NOTIFY THE FAMILY COURT WHEN THE INDIVIDUAL IS DISCHARGED FROM ACTIVE DUTY.
At 10:25 a.m. the House in accordance with the ruling of the SPEAKER adjourned to meet at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, May 20.
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