Tommy Preston, Jr.

Tommy Preston, Jr.

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SC Public Policy Update - May 2015 #3

What's New - The Senate and House of Representatives were in session this week and held subcommittee and committee meetings. There are 9 legislative days left in the regular session. The General Assembly needs to...more

5/19/2015 - Appropriations Bill Volvo

SC Public Policy Update - May 2015 #2

What's New - The Senate spent the week debating the State Budget. Earlier in the week, numerous bills were reported from committees and placed on the Calendar. Senators worked quickly through the uncontested...more

5/12/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees State Budgets

SC Public Policy Update - May 2015

What's New - The House of Representatives and Senate spent most of the week working long hours to pass bills before the May 1st crossover deadline....more

5/6/2015 - Legislative Agendas New Legislation State Budgets

SC Public Policy Update - April 2015 #2

HOUSE - The House of Representatives spent the last two weeks working in committees and trying to get bills passed out of the House prior to the May 1st cross-over deadline. For a bill to be considered during this...more

4/28/2015 - Auto Manufacturers Board of Trustees Cameras Gas Taxes Oil & Gas Police Private Schools Religious Freedom Restoration Act Universities Volvo

SC Public Policy Update - April 2015

What's New - The Senate had a very short week before adjourning on Wednesday for Easter Break. They will return on Tuesday, April 14th. The House of Representatives was out all week and will also return on April 14th....more

4/7/2015 - New Legislation Pending Legislation

SC Public Policy Update - March 2015: The House cleared the calendar in preparation for a two week furlough until after Easter...

What's News - The House of Representatives had a busy week, debating various bills. The House cleared the calendar in preparation for a two week furlough until after Easter. They will convene again at 10:00 on Tuesday,...more

3/31/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Proposed Legislation

SC Public Policy Update - March 2015 #3

What's New - On Tuesday, the House amended and gave final reading to the General Appropriations and Capital Reserve Fund Bills. Several House members took to the House floor to discuss their opinions of the budget....more

3/24/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees State Budgets

SC Public Policy Update - March 2015: After a long week of debate, the House adopted its version of the budget last Thursday night...

What's New - After a long week of debate, the House adopted its version of the budget last Thursday night. The Budget included $7 billion in spending. However, a proposal to borrow $500 million for building projects...more

3/18/2015 - Legislative Agendas State Budgets

SC Public Policy Update - March 2015: After weeks of delays and cancellations due to inclement weather across the state, the...

What's New - After weeks of delays and cancellations due to inclement weather across the state, the General Assembly finally had a full week debating and passing bills and working in committees....more

3/10/2015 - General Assembly Legislative Agendas Proposed Legislation

SC Public Policy Update - February 2015 #4: The Senate spent most of the week continuing their discussion of S.3, the domestic...

What's New - The House of Representatives and Senate were in session on Tuesday and Wednesday but canceled session on Thursday due to inclement weather across the State. The Senate spent most of the week continuing...more

3/3/2015 - Domestic Violence Legislative Agendas Pending Legislation

SC Public Policy Update - February 2015 #3

What's New - Even after starting late because of inclement weather in the Upstate, the House of Representatives and Senate were in session this week and also held subcommittees and committees meetings....more

2/24/2015 - Proposed Legislation State Budgets

SC Public Policy Update - February 2015 #2

What's New - The House of Representatives spent most of the week debating, H.3114, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which was ultimately passed on Thursday. The bill bans abortions at 20 weeks of...more

2/17/2015 - Legislative Agendas Pending Legislation Proposed Legislation

SC Public Policy Update - February 2015 #1

What's New - The House met this week in session, but spent most of their time holding committee meetings. Some of the bills that passed the House this week include...more

2/11/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Pending Legislation

SC Public Policy Update - January 2015 #3: The House started the week receiving a number of regulations and bill introductions...

What's New - HOUSE: The House started the week receiving a number of regulations and bill introductions. The Joint Transportation Review Committee's Final Report of Qualifications was received....more

2/2/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Pending Legislation Proposed Legislation

SC Public Policy Update - January 2015 #2: The House and Senate again spent most of their week doing committee work and only had...

What's New - The House and Senate again spent most of their week doing committee work and only had short perfunctory sessions. Speaker Jay Lucas (R-Darlington) stated that because of the committee work, there will be...more

1/27/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees

SC Public Policy Update - January 2015

What's New - The South Carolina General Assembly convened this week for the first year of the 121st Legislative Session. While the Senate and House of Representatives met for periods of time throughout the week,...more

1/21/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees

Weekly Update from the SC State House - June 2014: The House came in Tuesday to take up the Governor's vetoes while the Senate...

Details from Each Chamber: HOUSE - The House came in Tuesday to take up the Governor's vetoes and adopt several conference reports. The House overrode the Governor's veto on a $12,000 pay raise for lawmakers,...more

6/24/2014 - Election Results Ethics Legislative Agendas

Weekly Update from the SC State House - June 2014: The House confirmed a Statewide Appointment to the TEC Board and the Senate...

Details from Each Chamber: HOUSE - The House entered the final week of the legislative session with a number of things left on the Calendar. Wednesday, after confirming a Statewide Appointment to the TEC Board,...more

6/9/2014 - Banks Financial Regulatory Reform Legislative Agendas State Taxes

Weekly Update from the SC State House - May 2014: The House joined the Senate for a Joint Assembly on Wednesday to elect a number...

Details from Each Chamber: HOUSE - The House worked through the Calendar this week, joining the Senate for a Joint Assembly on Wednesday to elect a number of judges. Tuesday, the House cleared some of their...more

6/3/2014 - Affordable Care Act Education Reform Energy Hospitality Industry Judges Legislative Agendas Medicaid Non-Profits Property Tax Public Transporation Real Estate Development Renewable Energy Solar Energy Trucking Industry Wine & Alcohol

Weekly Update from the SC State House - May 2014: The House addressed the Ethics Reform bill while the Senate worked through the...

Details from Each Chamber: HOUSE - The House worked through the Calendar this week, giving third readings to many noncontroversial bills. On Wednesday, the House adjourned debate on all bills on their calendar...more

5/27/2014 - Abortion Distracted Driving Foreclosure Legislative Agendas Mortgages Solar Energy Texting

Weekly Update from the SC State House

Details from Each Chamber: HOUSE - The House worked through the Calendar this week, giving third reading to various bills on Tuesday. During the Majority Caucus meeting, the Speaker told the members that both...more

5/20/2014 - Decriminalization of Marijuana Healthcare Reform Illegal Drugs Legislative Agendas Medical Marijuana State Budgets Wine & Alcohol

Weekly Update from the SC State House - May 2014: The House focused much of their time on committee reports while the Senate spent...

Details from Each Chamber: HOUSE - The House worked through the Calendar this week, focusing much of their time on committee reports and resolutions. The House met for a short session on Tuesday, giving second...more

5/12/2014 - Legislative Agendas State Budgets

Weekly Update from the SC State House: In the House, a number of bills of interest passed this week. In the Senate, a number...

Details from Each Chamber: HOUSE - The House worked through the Calendar on Tuesday, giving second reading to a number of bills, and positioning their Calendar for a long day Wednesday in order to meet the May 1st...more

5/5/2014

Weekly Update from the State House - April 17, 2014: While the House was on furlough this week, the Senate focused on discussions...

Details from Each Chamber: - HOUSE ..The House was on furlough this week and will convene at noon on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. - SENATE ..The Senate worked through the uncontested Calendar...more

4/22/2014 - Election Laws Legislative Agendas Political Campaigns

Weekly Update from the State House - April 14, 2014 - The Senate voted 41-0 to concur with the House amendment known as "Emma's...

Details from Each Chamber - HOUSE: The House worked through the calendar this week, breaking for a Joint Assembly Wednesday to hear Chief Justice Toal give her annual State of the Judiciary Address. The bulk of the...more

4/15/2014

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