Bob Coble

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SC Public Policy Update - February 2017

What's New - JUDICIAL ELECTIONS - Legislators officially elected Judge George “Buck” James as the next South Carolina Supreme Court justice on Wednesday during a joint session of the General Assembly on Wednesday....more

2/6/2017 - Economic Development Federal Judiciary Judicial Election Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Public Policy U.S. House

SC Public Policy Update - January 2017 #3

What's New - JUDICIAL ELECTIONS - A Joint Assembly is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 1, at noon for the election of a number of judges, including a race for a vacant seat on the South Carolina...more

1/31/2017 - Banking Sector Economic Development EPA Healthcare Judicial Election Public Policy

SC Public Policy Update - January 2017 #2

What's New - SENATE - The Senate spent the week working at the committee level in an effort to move bills to the floor for debate. Members will return to meeting in regular session on Tuesday, January 24th....more

1/23/2017 - Banking Sector DOE Economic Development EPA Healthcare Insurance Industry Legislative Agendas Natural Resources Public Policy Senate Finance Committee Senate Judiciary Committee Students Transportation Industry U.S. House

SC Public Policy Update - January 2017

What's New - Members of the South Carolina General Assembly returned to Columbia on Tuesday, January 10th, to begin the first year of the 122nd Legislative Session. The top priorities facing lawmakers entering the new...more

1/13/2017 - Economic Development Healthcare Legislative Agendas Pension Reform Proposed Legislation Public Policy

SC Public Policy Update - December 2016 #2

NOTE: Below is a revised copy of the SC Public Policy Update on the House and Senate reorganization due to an unintended omission of the House portion of the Update. We apologize for any inconvenience. ...more

12/16/2016 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Public Policy

SC Public Policy Update - December 2016

What's New - HOUSE AND SENATE ORGANIZATIONAL SESSION - Senate Rule Change - The Senate held its reorganization session on December 6, 2016. After hearing speeches from new members, the Senate took up and...more

12/12/2016 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Public Policy

SC Public Policy Update - November 2016

2016 General Elections - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONTESTED RACES: District 3 – Pickens County: ..Gary Clary – Republican (i) 83.54% ..Travis McCurry –Libertarian 15.95%...more

11/9/2016 - General Elections

SC Public Policy Update - June 2016 #3

What's New - Members of the General Assembly returned to Columbia on Wednesday to take up gubernatorial vetoes on H. 5001 (Appropriations Bill) and H. 5002 (Capital Reserve Bill) as well as conference reports on several...more

6/21/2016 - Governor Vetoes Legislative Agendas Political Parties Primary Elections

SC Public Policy Update - June 2016 #2

What's New - Pursuant to the sine die resolution, legislators will return to Columbia June 15 through 22 to take up various items including vetoes and conference reports. House and Senate conferees likely meet next week...more

6/14/2016 - Bridges Gun Laws Law Enforcement Legislative Agendas Museums Primary Elections Quotas Roads State Budgets Transparency

SC Public Policy Update - June 2016

What's New - SENATE - The Senate spent the final three days of the legislative session debating the remaining House bills on the calendar as well as bills returned from the House. Members worked late into the night...more

6/6/2016 - Airbags Automotive Industry Concealed Weapons Department of Transportation (DOT) FOIA Gun Laws Income Taxes Legislative Agendas Opioid Patent Infringement Patent Trolls Pharmacies Power of Attorney Renewable Energy Roads School Restrooms Solar Energy Tax Credits Toxic Exposure Transgender Veterans' Benefits

SC Public Policy Update - May 2016 #4

What's New - SENATE - The Senate had a busy week working through the Senate calendar and addressing bills returned from the House. The Senate concurred with the House amendments on S. 1035, the “South Carolina...more

5/31/2016 - Appropriations Bill Department of Transportation (DOT) Foster Children Infrastructure Law Enforcement Legislative Agendas Nurses Permits Roads Social Services Telemedicine Transparency US Army Corps of Engineers Whistleblowers

SC Public Policy Update - May 2016 #3

What's New - SENATE - It was another busy week in the Senate as members continued to work through various bills on the lengthy Senate Calendar. The Senate spent the day on Wednesday taking up the Governor’s veto on...more

5/23/2016 - Abortion Appropriations Bill Department of Transportation (DOT) Farm Bill Farms Legislative Agendas Opioid Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmacies School Restrooms

SC Public Policy Update - May 2016 #2

What's New - SENATE - It was a short but busy week in the Senate as members worked through numerous bills remaining on the Senate calendar. The Senate gave third reading on Thursday to H. 5009, relating to the...more

5/17/2016 - Background Checks Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Second Amendment State Budgets

SC Public Policy Update - May 2016

What's New - SENATE - The Senate approved its version of the State’s $7.5 billion budget on Wednesday by giving third reading to H. 5001 (Appropriations Bill) and H. 5002 (Capital Reserve Fund). The Senate approved...more

5/9/2016 - Appropriations Bill Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees State Budgets

SC Public Policy Update - April 2016 #5

What's New - SENATE - The Senate had a very active week of floor debate as members worked through the calendar in an attempt to send bills to the House of Representatives before the May 1st crossover deadline. The...more

5/3/2016 - Bonds Coal Mines Counterfeiting Ethics Farms Flooding Grants Legislative Agendas Permits Product Defects Roads State Funding Telemedicine US Army Corps of Engineers

SC Public Policy Update - April 2016 #3

What's New - SENATE - Floor debate in the Senate this week continued to center on ethics reform. On Tuesday, Senator Larry Martin (R-Pickens) made a successful motion to move H.3186 to the Special Order portion of...more

4/19/2016 - Legislative Agendas Public Policy State Budgets

SC Public Policy Update - April 2016 #2

What's New - SENATE - The Senate reconvened in statewide session this week following a week-long furlough. On Tuesday, Senator Harvey Peeler (R-Cherokee) resigned as the majority leader after holding the position...more

4/12/2016 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Proposed Legislation Public Policy

SC Public Policy Update - April 2016

What's New - SENATE - The Senate took furlough this week and did not meet in statewide session. The Senate will reconvene Tuesday, April 5th, at noon....more

4/4/2016 - Ethics Gun Laws Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Political Corruption Public Policy Sick Leave State Budgets State Prosecutors

SC Public Policy Update - March 2016 #2

What's New - SENATE - Senate floor debate this week was dominated by S. 997, a bill by Senator Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) that would require refugees to register with the Department of Social Services via a public...more

3/21/2016 - FOIA Legislative Agendas Life Insurance Natural Gas Senate Finance Committee Tax Reform Transparency

SC Public Policy Update - March 2016

What's New - SENATE - Extended debate on the South Carolina Infrastructure Finance Reform and Tax Relief Act (H. 3579) ended this week in the Senate when lawmakers passed the highly contested bill by a vote of...more

3/14/2016 - Abortion Colleges Gas Taxes Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Pending Legislation Proposed Legislation Public Policy Roads State Legislatures

Public Policy Alert: Freedom of Information Act Ruling

A recent ruling regarding South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act is one to note. It came on February 22 in DomainsNewMedia.com vs. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce....more

3/8/2016 - Appeals Chamber of Commerce FOIA Non-Profits Public Entities Public Funds Public Policy

SC Public Policy Update - March #1

What's New - SENATE - The three-week filibuster on the South Carolina Infrastructure Finance Reform and Tax Relief Act (H.3579) ended late Wednesday night when lawmakers agreed via a party line vote (24-16) to move...more

3/8/2016 - Board of Education Farm Bill Filibuster Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Pending Legislation Pipelines Public Transportation Renewable Energy Second Amendment State and Local Government Tax Credits

SC Public Policy Update - February #4

SENATE - The filibuster on the South Carolina Infrastructure Finance Reform and Tax Relief Act (H.3579) continued this week in the Senate. Senator Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) filibustered over eleven hours Tuesday and...more

3/1/2016 - Healthcare Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Public Policy Public Transportation State and Local Government State Budgets

SC Public Policy Update - February 2016 #3

What's New - SENATE - Extended debate on the South Carolina Infrastructure Finance Reform and Tax Relief Act (H. 3579) began this week in the Senate, but members once again found themselves in a state of gridlock on...more

2/22/2016 - Coal Ash Exports Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Minimum Wage Public Policy Roads Tax Relief Act of 2010 Telemedicine

SC Public Policy Update - February 12, 2016

What's New - SENATE - Work on H. 3579, the South Carolina Infrastructure Finance Reform and Tax Relief Act, ramped up in the Senate this week. The Senate Finance Committee met Tuesday and Wednesday to hear from the...more

2/16/2016 - Education Reform Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Proposed Legislation Public Policy

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