South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022
Journal of the House of Representatives

NO. 65

JOURNAL

of the

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

of the

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

REGULAR SESSION BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2022
(STATEWIDE SESSION)

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

The House assembled at 2:00 p.m.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by Rev. Charles E. Seastrunk, Jr., as follows:

Our thought for today is from Psalm 33:20: "God is our shield and helper."

Let us pray. God help us trust in You as our helper and shield. Compassioniate God, we are Yours. Give us the help we need as these Representatives and staff work through the items of today. Continue Your blessings on our defenders of freedom and first responders as they care for us. Look in favor on our World, Nation, President, State, Governor, Speaker, Staff, and all who give of their time and effort to ensure success for this Assembly. Bless our men and women who give of themselves for our society. Heal the wounds, those seen and those hidden, of our brave warriors. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayers. Amen.

Pursuant to Rule 6.3, the House of Representatives was led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America by the SPEAKER.

After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of Wednesday, August 31, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.

MOTION ADOPTED

Rep. YOW moved that when the House adjourns, it adjourn in memory of his brother Ashley Channing Yow, which was agreed to.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5487 (Word version) -- Reps. Parks, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, A. M. Morgan, T. A. Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robbins, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE EMMA WYNETTE BLACKWELL CUMMINGS MILLER OF GREENWOOD COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HER ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY AND TO WISH HER A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND MANY YEARS OF CONTINUED HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5488 (Word version) -- Reps. Parks, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, A. M. Morgan, T. A. Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robbins, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE PASTORAL STAFF AND THE CONGREGATION OF MILLWAY BAPTIST CHURCH FOR MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF MINISTRY TO THE COMMUNITY AND TO CELEBRATE WITH THEM UPON THE CHURCH'S TWO HUNDRED ELEVENTH ANNIVERSARY.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5489 (Word version) -- Rep. Jones: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE SARAH IDA BOAZMAN SEGARS OF LAURENS COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HER ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY AND TO WISH HER A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND MANY YEARS OF CONTINUED HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5490 (Word version) -- Reps. Felder, Bryant, King, Ligon, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, B. Newton, Pope and Simrill: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE THE ADMINISTRATION AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS OF PIEDMONT MEDICAL CENTER UPON THE OPENING OF THEIR FACILITY SERVING THE GREATER FORT MILL COMMUNITY.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5491 (Word version) -- Reps. Cobb-Hunter, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, A. M. Morgan, T. A. Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robbins, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE MOTHER ADELL JULIA "JULIE" GREEN THOMPSON ON THE OCCASION OF HER ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH BIRTHDAY AND TO WISH HER A JOYFUL CELEBRATION.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5492 (Word version) -- Rep. McCravy: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE CARLA OWENS, A TEACHER AT WARE SHOALS PRIMARY SCHOOL, FOR BEING NAMED THE 2022-2023 GREENWOOD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 51 TEACHER OF THE YEAR.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5493 (Word version) -- Rep. McCravy: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE BEYOND ABUSE UPON THE OCCASION OF ITS THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF SERVICE TO ABBEVILLE, GREENWOOD, AND LAURENS COUNTIES IN LEADING ITS COMMUNITY BEYOND SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE THROUGH AWARENESS, ADVOCACY, AND ACTION.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5494 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson-Myers, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, A. M. Morgan, T. A. Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robbins, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE PASSING OF COACH GLOVER L. SMILEY, JR., OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY, TO CELEBRATE HIS LIFE, AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.

The Resolution was adopted.

ROLL CALL

The roll call of the House of Representatives was taken resulting as follows:

Alexander                Allison                  Anderson
Atkinson                 Bailey                   Ballentine
Bamberg                  Bannister                Bernstein
Blackwell                Bradley                  Brawley
Brittain                 Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Cogswell                 Collins                  B. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Garvin                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Gilliard                 Govan                    Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Hosey
Howard                   Hyde                     Jefferson
J. E. Johnson            J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jones                    Jordan                   King
Kirby                    Ligon                    Long
Magnuson                 Matthews                 May
McCabe                   McCravy                  McDaniel
McGarry                  McGinnis                 J. Moore
T. Moore                 A. M. Morgan             T. A. Morgan
D. C. Moss               Murray                   B. Newton
W. Newton                Nutt                     Oremus
Ott                      Pendarvis                Pope
Rivers                   Robbins                  Rose
Rutherford               Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              G. R. Smith              M. M. Smith
Stavrinakis              Taylor                   Tedder
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  White                    Whitmire
R. Williams              S. Williams              Wooten
Yow                                               

Total Present--109

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. HUGGINS a leave of absence for the day due to business reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. BRYANT a leave of absence for the day due to a prior commitment.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. V. S. MOSS a leave of absence for the day due to medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. WILLIS a leave of absence for the day due to medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. LOWE a leave of absence for the day due to a prior commitment.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. HEWITT a leave of absence for the day due to a work conflict.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. W. COX a leave of absence for the day due to business reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. PARKS a leave of absence for the day due to medical reasons.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The SPEAKER granted Rep. MURPHY a leave of absence for the day due to medical reasons.

STATEMENT BY REP. HYDE

Rep. HYDE made a statement relative to Rep. ALLISON's service in the House.

STATEMENT BY REP. ALLISON

Rep. ALLISON made a statement relative to her service in the House.

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT

The following was received:

The Legislative Committee on House Ethics
Columbia, S.C., September 27, 2022

Statewide Appointment

The Committee respectfully reports that they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommends that the same do pass.

Commission Members, State Ethics Commission

Bryant Caldwell
State Ethics Commission
Term Commencing: 03/31/2022
Term Expiring: 04/1/2027
Seat: Senate - Minority
Vice: Donald Gist

Jay Jordan
Chairman of the House Ethics Committee

Rep. JORDAN submitted a favorable report on the Ethics Commission appointments.

Yeas 85; Nays 0

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bernstein                Blackwell                Bradley
Brawley                  Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Collins                  B. Cox                   Crawford
Daning                   Davis                    Dillard
Elliott                  Erickson                 Felder
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gilliard
Govan                    Haddon                   Hardee
Hart                     Hayes                    Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Hiott                    Hixon
Hosey                    Howard                   Hyde
Jefferson                J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     McCabe
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 T. Moore                 A. M. Morgan
T. A. Morgan             D. C. Moss               Murray
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Rivers
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. R. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Taylor
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Trantham
Weeks                    Wetmore                  White
Whitmire                 R. Williams              S. Williams
Wooten                                            

Total--85

Those who voted in the negative are:

Total--0

The appointment was confirmed and a message was ordered sent to the Senate accordingly.

ABSTENTION FROM VOTING

September 27, 2022
Charles Reid
Clerk of the House of Representatives

Dear Mr. Reid,
I would like it noted that I am notifying you in accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the SC Code, I hereby recuse myself from voting on the Senate Minority Party Appointment to the State Ethics Commission, Bryant Sparks Caldwell, because of a potential conflict of interest. Please note this in the House Journal for September 27, 2022.

Sincerely,
Rep. Marvin Pendarvis
District 113

ABSTENTION FROM VOTING

September 27, 2022
Charles Reid
Clerk of the House of Representatives

Dear Mr. Reid,
I would like it noted that I am notifying you in accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the SC Code, I hereby recuse myself from voting on the Senate Minority Party Appointment to the State Ethics Commission, Bryant Sparks Caldwell, because of a potential conflict of interest. Please note this in the House Journal for September 27, 2022.

Sincerely,
Rep. Deon Tedder
District 109

ABSTENTION FROM VOTING

September 27, 2022
Charles Reid
Clerk of the House of Representatives

Dear Mr. Reid,
I am notifying you in accordance with Sections 8-13-700(B) and 8-13-745(A) of the SC Code, I hereby recuse myself from voting on the following appointment to the State Ethics Commission:

Bryant Caldwell, Senate Minority Party Appointment

because of a potential conflict of interest due to an economic interest of myself, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected as we may represent a client before the State Ethics Commission. Please note this in the House Journal for September 27, 2022.

Sincerely,
Rep. G. Murrell Smith, Jr.
District 67

ABSTENTION FROM VOTING

September 27, 2022
Charles Reid
Clerk of the House of Representatives

Dear Mr. Reid,

I am notifying you in accordance with Sections 8-13-700(B) and 8-13-745(A) of the SC Code, I hereby recuse myself from voting on the following appointment to the State Ethics Commission:

Bryant Caldwell, Senate Minority Party Appointment

because of a potential conflict of interest due to an economic interest of myself, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected as we may represent a client before the State Ethics Commission. Please note this in the House Journal for September 27, 2022.

Sincerely,
Rep. Bruce W. Bannister
District 24

ABSTENTION FROM VOTING

September 27, 2022
Charles Reid
Clerk of the House of Representatives

Dear Mr. Reid,
I am notifying you in accordance with Sections 8-13-700(B) and 8-13-745(A) of the SC Code, I hereby recuse myself from voting on the following appointment to the State Ethics Commission:

Bryant Caldwell, Senate Minority Party Appointment

because of a potential conflict of interest due to an economic interest of myself, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected as we may represent a client before the State Ethics Commission. Please note this in the House Journal for September 27, 2022.

Sincerely,
Rep. Thomas E. "Tommy" Pope
District 47

ABSTENTION FROM VOTING

September 27, 2022
Charles Reid
Clerk of the House of Representatives

Dear Mr. Reid,
I am notifying you in accordance with Sections 8-13-700(B) and 8-13-745(A) of the SC Code, I hereby recuse myself from voting on the following appointment to the State Ethics Commission:

Bryant Caldwell, Senate Minority Party Appointment

because of a potential conflict of interest due to an economic interest of myself, or an individual or business with which I am associated may be affected as we may represent a client before the State Ethics Commission. Please note this in the House Journal for September 27, 2022.

Sincerely,
Rep. J. Todd Rutherford
District 74

ABSTENTION FROM VOTING

September 27, 2022
Charles Reid
Clerk of the House of Representatives

Dear Mr. Reid,
I am notifying you in accordance with Section 8-13-700(B) of the SC Code, I hereby recuse myself from voting on the following appointment to the State Ethics Commission:

Bryant Caldwell, Senate Minority Party Appointment

because of a potential conflict of interest due to an economic interest of myself, or an individual or business with which I am associated. Please note this in the House Journal for September 27, 2022.

Sincerely,
Rep. Robert J. "R.J." May III
District 88

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

H. 5495--ADOPTED

The following House Resolution was taken up:

H. 5495 (Word version) -- Rules Committee: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO SET BY SPECIAL ORDER H. 5399 (Word version), THE BILL RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF ABORTION, FOR CONSIDERATION OF SENATE AMENDMENTS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2022, IMMEDIATELY UPON ADOPTION OF THE SPECIAL ORDER RESOLUTION AND TO PROVIDE, FOLLOWING THE ROLL CALL ON EACH LEGISLATIVE DAY THEREAFTER, FOR CONTINUING SPECIAL ORDER CONSIDERATION UNTIL H. 5399 (Word version) IS RESOLVED.

Rep. THAYER explained the Resolution.

The Resolution was adopted.

H. 5399--NONCONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS

The Senate Amendments to the following Bill were taken up for consideration:
H. 5399 (Word version) -- Reps. Lucas, G. M. Smith, McCravy, T. Moore, White, Ligon, Long, Gilliam, Chumley, Burns, Hardee, Bailey, J. E. Johnson, B. Newton, Hewitt, Bustos, Jordan, M. M. Smith, Davis, Hyde, Hixon, West, Hiott, Jones, Caskey, Fry, Thayer, Pope, Forrest, Oremus, Trantham, Bennett, McGarry, Felder, Allison, D. C. Moss, Brittain, Nutt, Haddon, Huggins, G. R. Smith, Magnuson, May, Wooten, B. Cox, Yow, Murphy, Crawford, Bryant and Robbins: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-41-05 SO AS TO PROHIBIT ABORTIONS IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposed the following Amendment No. 1A to H. 5399 (Word version) (COUNCIL\VR\5399C046.CC.VR22), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking the bill in its entirety and inserting:
/     A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 10, ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING IN PART TO THE RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM UNREASONABLE INVASIONS OF PRIVACY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE RIGHT OF PEOPLE TO BE SECURE IN THEIR PERSONS AGAINST UNREASONABLE INVASIONS OF PRIVACY INCLUDES A LIMITED RIGHT TO ABORTION HEALTH CARE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION   1.   It is proposed that Section 10, Article I of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
"Section 10.   The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures and unreasonable invasions of privacy shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, the person or thing to be seized, and the information to be obtained. The right of the people to be secure in their persons against unreasonable invasions of privacy includes, but is not limited to, a limited right to abortion health care."
SECTION   2.   The proposed amendment must be submitted to the qualified electors at the general election for representatives in 2024. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:
"Must Section 10, Article I of the Constitution of this State, relating in part to the right to be free from unreasonable invasions of privacy, be amended so as to provide that the right of the people to be secure in their persons against unreasonable invasions of privacy includes, but is not limited to, a limited right to abortion health care?
Yes   []
No   []
Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'No'."     /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the amendment.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. MCCRAVY moved to table the amendment.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 68; Nays 40

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Blackwell                Bradley
Brittain                 Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Collins                  B. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Elliott                  Erickson
Felder                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Gatch                    Gilliam
Haddon                   Hardee                   Hayes
Hill                     Hiott                    Hixon
Hyde                     J. E. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   Ligon                    Long
Magnuson                 May                      McCabe
McCravy                  McGarry                  McGinnis
T. Moore                 A. M. Morgan             T. A. Morgan
D. C. Moss               B. Newton                W. Newton
Nutt                     Oremus                   Pope
Robbins                  Sandifer                 Simrill
G. M. Smith              G. R. Smith              M. M. Smith
Taylor                   Thayer                   Trantham
West                     White                    Whitmire
Wooten                   Yow                      

Total--68

Those who voted in the negative are:

Alexander                Anderson                 Atkinson
Bamberg                  Bernstein                Brawley
Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter              Cogswell
Dillard                  Finlay                   Garvin
Gilliard                 Hart                     Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Hosey                    Howard
Jefferson                J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
King                     Kirby                    Matthews
McDaniel                 J. Moore                 Murray
Ott                      Pendarvis                Rivers
Rose                     Rutherford               Stavrinakis
Tedder                   Thigpen                  Weeks
Wetmore                  Wheeler                  R. Williams
S. Williams                                       

Total--40

So, the amendment was tabled.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposed the following Amendment No. 2A to H. 5399 (Word version) (COUNCIL\VR\5399C047.CC.VR22), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/     SECTION   1.   Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"CHAPTER 42
Women's Health and Right to Privacy Act

Section 44-42-10.   Every woman in this State has the right to be secure in her person against unreasonable invasions of privacy, which shall include, but not be limited to, the right to make decisions about her body, health, family formation, and family life, including whether to carry a pregnancy to term."
SECTION   2.   Chapter 41, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION   3.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER explained the amendment.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER spoke in favor of the amendment.

Rep. MCCRAVY moved to table the amendment.

Rep. COBB-HUNTER demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas 70; Nays 36

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Allison                  Bailey                   Ballentine
Bannister                Blackwell                Bradley
Brittain                 Burns                    Bustos
Calhoon                  Carter                   Caskey
Chumley                  Cogswell                 Collins
B. Cox                   Crawford                 Dabney
Daning                   Davis                    Elliott
Erickson                 Felder                   Finlay
Forrest                  Fry                      Gagnon
Gatch                    Gilliam                  Haddon
Hardee                   Hayes                    Hill
Hiott                    Hixon                    Hyde
J. E. Johnson            Jones                    Jordan
Ligon                    Long                     Magnuson
May                      McCabe                   McCravy
McGarry                  McGinnis                 T. Moore
A. M. Morgan             T. A. Morgan             D. C. Moss
B. Newton                W. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Pope                     Robbins
Sandifer                 Simrill                  G. M. Smith
G. R. Smith              M. M. Smith              Taylor
Thayer                   Trantham                 West
White                    Whitmire                 Wooten
Yow                                               

Total--70

Those who voted in the negative are:

Anderson                 Bamberg                  Bernstein
Brawley                  Clyburn                  Cobb-Hunter
Dillard                  Garvin                   Gilliard
Govan                    Hart                     Henderson-Myers
Henegan                  Hosey                    Howard
Jefferson                J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson
King                     Kirby                    Matthews
McDaniel                 J. Moore                 Murray
Pendarvis                Rivers                   Rose
Rutherford               Stavrinakis              Tedder
Thigpen                  Weeks                    Wetmore
Wheeler                  R. Williams              S. Williams

Total--36

So, the amendment was tabled.
Rep. MCCRAVY spoke against the Senate Amendments.

The yeas and nays were taken resulting as follows:

Yeas 11; Nays 95

Those who voted in the affirmative are:

Blackwell                Bradley                  Cogswell
Erickson                 Felder                   Gatch
Hixon                    W. Newton                Taylor
White                    Wooten                   

Total--11

Those who voted in the negative are:

Allison                  Anderson                 Atkinson
Bailey                   Ballentine               Bamberg
Bannister                Bernstein                Brawley
Burns                    Bustos                   Carter
Caskey                   Chumley                  Clyburn
Cobb-Hunter              Collins                  B. Cox
Crawford                 Dabney                   Daning
Davis                    Dillard                  Elliott
Finlay                   Forrest                  Fry
Gagnon                   Garvin                   Gilliam
Gilliard                 Govan                    Haddon
Hardee                   Hart                     Hayes
Henderson-Myers          Henegan                  Hill
Hiott                    Hosey                    Howard
Hyde                     Jefferson                J. E. Johnson
J. L. Johnson            K. O. Johnson            Jones
Jordan                   King                     Kirby
Ligon                    Long                     Magnuson
Matthews                 May                      McCabe
McCravy                  McDaniel                 McGarry
McGinnis                 J. Moore                 T. Moore
A. M. Morgan             T. A. Morgan             D. C. Moss
Murray                   B. Newton                Nutt
Oremus                   Ott                      Pendarvis
Pope                     Rivers                   Robbins
Rose                     Rutherford               Sandifer
Simrill                  G. M. Smith              G. R. Smith
M. M. Smith              Stavrinakis              Tedder
Thayer                   Thigpen                  Trantham
Weeks                    West                     Wetmore
Wheeler                  Whitmire                 R. Williams
S. Williams              Yow                      

Total--95

The House refused to agree to the Senate Amendments and a message was ordered sent accordingly.

RECURRENCE TO THE MORNING HOUR

Rep. FORREST moved that the House recur to the morning hour, which was agreed to.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5496 (Word version) -- Reps. Henderson-Myers, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, A. M. Morgan, T. A. Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robbins, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE AND HONOR JAMES A. CHEEK OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY ON A LIFETIME OF PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AND TO EXTEND
SINCERE GOOD WISHES FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5497 (Word version) -- Reps. Hiott, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J. E. Johnson, J. L. Johnson, K. O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Magnuson, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, A. M. Morgan, T. A. Morgan, D. C. Moss, V. S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robbins, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G. M. Smith, G. R. Smith, M. M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE AND RECOGNIZE JAMES RUDY GRAY FOR HIS OUTSTANDING AND EXCEPTIONAL WORK SERVING AS EDITOR AND PRESIDENT OF THE BAPTIST COURIER IN GREENVILLE COUNTY AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS IN HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

The Resolution was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following was introduced:

H. 5498 (Word version) -- Rep. Willis: A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE DEBBIE BELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN'S THEATRE, ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT AFTER THIRTY-FOUR YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE, AND TO WISH HER CONTINUED HAPPINESS IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

The Resolution was adopted.

SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE IN CHAIR

STATEMENT BY REP. GARVIN

Rep. GARVIN made a statement relative to Rep. BRAWLEY's service in the House.

STATEMENT BY REP. BRAWLEY

Rep. BRAWLEY made a statement relative to her service in the House.

SPEAKER IN CHAIR

Rep. HIOTT moved that when the House adjourns today, that it adjourn pending receipt of messages from the Senate and appointment of conference committees, which was agreed to.

Rep. HIOTT moved that the House do now adjourn pursuant to the provisions of S. 1325 (Word version), the Sine Die Resolution, which was agreed to.

RETURNED WITH CONCURRENCE

The Senate returned to the House with concurrence the following:

H. 5481 (Word version) -- Reps. May, McCabe, Caskey, Calhoon, Huggins, Forrest, Wooten, Ott and Ballentine: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY UPON THE PASSING OF DOROTHY JEAN JONES OF LEXINGTON AND TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.

ADJOURNMENT

At 3:53 p.m. the House, in accordance with the motion of Rep. HIOTT, adjourned in memory of Representative Yow's brother Ashley Channing Yow, pursuant to the provisions of S. 1325 (Word version), the Sine Die Resolution.

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