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South Carolina Legislative Update

Infrastructure, workforce development, Sharia Law, and automobile dealer closing fees seemed to dominate last week’s activities of the South Carolina General Assembly. Below are a few highlights...more

2/8/2016 - Car Dealerships Closing Documents Critical Infrastructure Sectors Federal Funding Gas Taxes Legislative Agendas Offshore Drilling Refugees Roads Sharia Law Surplus Lines Insurance

South Carolina Legislative Update

The South Carolina General Assembly had a very active second week of session, although much of the deliberation occurred primarily in the various subcommittees and committees. A few highlights are as follows...more

1/28/2016 - Educational Institutions Journalists Legislative Agendas Public Schools Refugees Roads

South Carolina Legislative Update

The South Carolina General Assembly reconvened for the second regular session of the 121st General Assembly last Tuesday. The Senate mourned the loss of Senator Billy O’Dell (R-Abbeville) who passed away unexpectedly the...more

1/22/2016 - Gas Taxes General Assembly Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Public Schools Roads State Budgets

South Carolina Legislative Update

Today’s legislative update will be the last of 2015. We will begin our 2016 weekly updates on the Monday following the convening of the second regular session of the 121st South Carolina General Assembly on January 12, 2016....more

12/15/2015 - Immigration Reform Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Medical Marijuana Race Discrimination State and Local Government

South Carolina Legislative Update

The South Carolina General Assembly is preparing for their second regular session and will officially convene on January 12, 2016. The House and Senate’s various committees have diligently debated the following during the...more

12/9/2015 - Flooding Hate Crimes Immigrants Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Primary Elections State Taxes

South Carolina Legislative Update

The General Assembly finished the 1st Regular session of the 121st Session last Thursday, but will return the week of June 16 to take up gubernatorial vetoes, conference reports, and any of the appropriations bills related to...more

6/11/2015 - Appropriations Bill Arson Budget Surplus General Assembly Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees New Legislation Political Candidates State Budgets Uber Unborn Babies

South Carolina Legislative Update

The South Carolina General Assembly will wrap-up session this Thursday, but will return the week of June 16th for the limited purpose of deliberating gubernatorial vetoes, appointments, local legislation, conference committee...more

6/3/2015 - Abortion Business Taxes Domestic Violence Ethics Legislative Agendas Roads State Budgets

South Carolina Legislative Update

The Senate last week approved an amendment to the South Carolina Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and gave the bill second reading. The Senate also returned the proposed body camera legislation to the House with...more

5/28/2015 - Filibuster Gas Taxes Legislative Agendas Medical Marijuana Oil & Gas Roads Tax Rates Tax Reform Unborn Babies

South Carolina Legislative Update

The Senate met last week and was able to set the infrastructure funding bill for special order and continued their debate on the 20-week abortion bill. The House adopted revisions to the Uniform Partition of Heir’s Property...more

5/25/2015 - Abortion Colleges Roads State Budgets

South Carolina Legislative Update

The South Carolina Senate finished their budget deliberations and adopted the over $7 billion budget last week. Highlights include: an $800 bonus to state employees; an 11% raise for members of the judiciary, circuit...more

5/18/2015 - Automotive Industry Infrastructure State Budgets Volvo

South Carolina Legislative Update

The House and Senate worked diligently last week on several pieces of legislation in order to beat the May 1 crossover date. Legislation passing the originating chamber after May 1 will require the approval of two-thirds of...more

5/7/2015 - Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Pending Legislation State Budgets

South Carolina Legislative Update

The House and Senate were extremely busy this week – The Senate Finance Committee approved their version of the over $6 billion appropriation bill, which includes a $236 million bond provision for higher education, technical...more

5/4/2015 - Appropriations Bill Bond Financing Gas Taxes Law Enforcement Roads Surface Transportation

South Carolina Legislative Update

The House and Senate returned last week from Easter recess with vigor. The House considered and adopted, among other pieces of legislation, a comprehensive infrastructure/road plan and revisions to domestic violence...more

4/23/2015 - Appropriations Bill Domestic Violence Drunk Driving Infrastructure Legislative Agendas

South Carolina Legislative Update

The House of Representatives was on recess this week and the South Carolina Senate had an abbreviated week and met on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Senate approved and sent to the House several measures, including...more

4/7/2015 - General Assembly Infrastructure Legislative Agendas

South Carolina Legislative Update

Both the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee were busy last week discussing various infrastructure plans. The House of Representatives met and adopted several pieces of legislation, including, but...more

4/2/2015 - Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Public Schools Roads Severe Weather Uber

South Carolina Legislative Update

Several of the South Carolina Senate Finance Committee’s budget subcommittees met last week to hear from various agencies on appropriations. The Senate sent the House several bills, including one bill extending the time in...more

3/25/2015 - Appropriation Legislative Agendas Pending Legislation

South Carolina Legislative Update

The House of Representatives convened on Monday of last week to begin their deliberations of the annual appropriation bill. The over $6.9 billion budget received second reading on Thursday, without a proposed bond measure,...more

3/19/2015 - Appropriations Bill Legislative Agendas State Budgets

South Carolina Legislative Update

The General Assembly was extremely busy this week. The House adopted a comprehensive ethics reform bill similar to the individual bills already sent to the Senate, legislation authorizing a veterans’ services study committee...more

3/11/2015 - Affordable Care Act Auto Manufacturers Automotive Industry Barack Obama Hackers Infrastructure King v Burwell Legislative Agendas Minimum Wage Subsidies Tax Exemptions Tax Fraud U.S. Commerce Department

South Carolina Legislative Update

Due to last week’s extreme weather, the South Carolina General Assembly met only on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Senate gave second reading to the criminal domestic violence bill and the House passed legislation regarding...more

3/3/2015 - Department of Insurance Domestic Violence Ethics Gun Laws Legislative Agendas Offshore Drilling

South Carolina Legislative Update

The House of Representatives adopted several ethics reform measures (public meeting notice, Freedom of Information Act/public records, and public official reporting requirements) this week. In addition, the House Ways and...more

2/26/2015 - Appropriations Bill Bonds Ethics Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees

South Carolina Legislative Update

The South Carolina House of Representatives last week adopted the South Carolina Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, several ethics reform measures, and revisions to the South Carolina Whistleblower and Public Employee...more

2/20/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Pending Legislation State Budgets

South Carolina Legislative Update

The House and Senate were busy this week with numerous subcommittee and committee meetings – ethics reform, surface water withdrawal, Pollution Control Act/DHEC Board review, and budget deliberations were a few of the items...more

1/29/2015 - Ethics Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees State Budgets

South Carolina Legislative Update

The 1st Regular Session of the 121st South Carolina General Assembly convened on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, and Governor Haley and the state constitutional officers were all inaugurated on Wednesday. In addition, Governor...more

1/19/2015

South Carolina Legislative Update

We appreciate you following our updates and hope they have proved of value throughout the year. The update below is the last one for 2014 and we look forward to providing you with updates on the extensive deliberations and...more

12/23/2014 - Legislative Agendas Pending Legislation

South Carolina Legislative Update

Prefiled Legislation - The Senate finished their prefiling this week on December 10 and the House prefiled over 180 bills on December 11. Highlights from this week’s prefiles include measures related to: ethics...more

12/18/2014 - Beneficiaries Corporate Taxes Ethics Human Trafficking Offshore Wind Pending Legislation Regulatory Reform Tax Reform

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