Rob Smith, II

Rob Smith, II

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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


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

South Carolina Post-Election Newsletter

South Carolina Elections 2014 - The highlights of South Carolina’s races include Governor Nikki Haley fending off Democratic State Senator Vincent Sheheen to return to the governor’s mansion for a second term; U.S....more

11/10/2014 - Election Results

South Carolina Runoff Election Update

This issue includes information regarding results from Tuesday’s primary runoff races for Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Republican and Democrat candidates for State Superintendent of Education, and Democrat...more

6/27/2014 - Political Campaigns

South Carolina Legislative Update

The House and Senate met last week to consider gubernatorial vetoes and conference reports. The House adjourned last Tuesday and is expected to return this summer to take up the veto of S. 813 (Public Library Trespass), which...more

6/25/2014 - Ethics Legislative Agendas

South Carolina Legislative/Election Update

This issue includes information regarding Governor Haley’s budget vetoes, various news items, results from this week’s primary, and meetings scheduled for next week. The General Assembly will return on June 17, 2014, to...more

6/17/2014 - Legislative Agendas Political Campaigns State Budgets

South Carolina Legislative Update

In the final regular week of work for the 120th legislative session, the General Assembly set to work through a statewide ban on texting while driving and ethic reforms – in addition to agreeing to a $24 billion budget for...more

6/13/2014 - Distracted Driving Ethics Legislative Agendas State Budgets Texting

South Carolina Legislative Update

Rare SC Budget deal in the works H. 4701 - While S.C. lawmakers are working on a budget compromise that includes little new money for the state’s crumbling roads next year, state senators are debating a plan to spend...more

6/10/2014 - Distracted Driving Legislative Agendas Solar Energy State Budgets Texting

South Carolina Legislative Update

House votes to OK solar; energy supporters call vote historic, S. 1189 - South Carolina took what is considered a historic step this week to change the state’s longtime resistance to solar power. The state House of...more

5/26/2014 - Ethics Maritime Transport Ports Renewable Energy Solar Energy State Budgets Veterans

South Carolina Legislative Update

Senate Approves Annual Appropriation Bill - The South Carolina Senate approved the annual state budget last week and returned the bill (H. 4701) to the House for their consideration. A conference committee will likely...more

5/20/2014 - Appropriations Bill Environmental Policies Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Legislative Process Solar Energy

South Carolina Legislative Update

Narrow medical marijuana approval possible in SC, H. 4803/S. 1035 - While a broad medical marijuana bill withered and died in the state legislature this session, bills allowing a more specific use of a medical...more

5/14/2014 - Campaign Contributions Distracted Driving Education Budget Legislative Agendas Marijuana Medical Marijuana Roads Sales & Use Tax Texting

South Carolina Legislative Update - May 2014

“Crossover” Complete - The General Assembly’s May 1 “crossover” deadline requires bills to move from one legislative body to the other or require a two-thirds vote for consideration in the receiving chamber for bills...more

5/7/2014 - Abortion Education Budget Electronic Data Transmissions Ethics Legislative Agendas Privacy Concerns Privacy Laws Solar Energy University of Charleston

South Carolina Legislative Update - April 2014 (#3)

South Carolina General Assembly - The House and Senate were on furlough last week. The only meeting scheduled was a special House panel weighing ethics reform changes wherein nothing advanced and no votes were taken. ...more

4/30/2014 - Criminal Records Ethics Legislative Agendas Offshore Drilling Veterans

South Carolina Legislative Update - April 2014

South Carolina General Assembly - The S.C. House and Senate are on furlough for the remainder of this week and will return on April 29. The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee on Ethics Reform will meet...more

4/23/2014 - Abortion Energy Hiring & Firing Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Renewable Fuel Veterans

South Carolina Legislative Update

South Carolina General Assembly - The South Carolina House of Representatives will be on furlough for two weeks and the Senate is only meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15-16, and then off the following week....more

4/18/2014 - Emma's Law Legislative Agendas Trade Policy

South Carolina Legislative Update - March 24, 2014

A House panel advanced a bill that would require some DUI offenders to drive with an interlock device that will not allow the engine to start if they have been drinking....more

3/26/2014 - Abortion DUI Legislative Agendas

South Carolina Legislative Update - March 17, 2014

The S.C. House gave final passage to next year's $24 billion budget, H. 4701, last week and sent it to the Senate. The House spending proposal includes a 1.5 percent pay raise for state employees, 31 new State Law...more

3/18/2014 - Legislative Agendas State Budgets State Taxes

South Carolina Legislative Update - March 10, 2014

The House Ways and Means Committee introduced the annual appropriations bill, H.4701, and the capital reserve fund bill, H.4702, last week for the members’ review. The full House will begin debate on the annual...more

3/11/2014 - Legislative Agendas

South Carolina Legislative Update - March 3, 2014

The Senate gave third reading to H. 3945 late Thursday. The latest version of the ethics reform legislation provides for public officials to disclose sources of income, defines “consultants” and requires reporting and...more

3/6/2014 - Disclosure Requirements Ethics Legislative Agendas Lobbying Political Contributions Public Officials

South Carolina Legislative Update - February 21, 2014

Ethics Legislation - The Senate advanced an ethics reform bill, H. 3945, late Thursday, agreeing that lawmakers should not have political action committees, anonymous political groups must reveal their donors and...more

2/25/2014 - Legislative Agendas New Legislation Proposed Legislation

South Carolina Legislative Update - February 14, 2014

The South Carolina Senate cancelled session this week due to winter weather and the South Carolina House of Representatives did not meet due to a previously scheduled furlough week. ...more

2/18/2014 - Legislative Agendas

South Carolina Legislative Update - February 7, 2014

This Wednesday the General Assembly met in joint session to elect the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, Chief Judge of the Administrative Law Court, several circuit court and family court judges, other boards...more

2/10/2014 - Clean Energy Education Reform Energy Policy Legislative Agendas Minimum Wage Sales & Use Tax

South Carolina Legislative Update - January 27, 2014

S. 22 – The South Carolina Government Restructuring Act of 2013 was approved by the conference committee and will be taken up by both chambers as soon as possible. The bill will eliminate the Budget and Control Board and...more

1/31/2014 - Ethics Restructuring Stem cells

South Carolina Legislative Update - December 30, 2013

Below is a brief update regarding the membership of the South Carolina General Assembly, major issues for 2014 and highlights from the December prefiles for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to review our...more

12/30/2013 - Education Budget Infrastructure Legislative Agendas

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