South Carolina Legislative Update - February 14, 2014

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On the Floor

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. 

In Committee

The House Ways and Means Proviso Subcommittee met this week to review recommendations from the budget subcommittees.  To review the suggestions and amendments, please click here.

The full House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to start their deliberations on the budget next Tuesday after session.

In the News

South Carolina receives federal emergency declaration

Governor Haley issues state of emergency on Tuesday and requests federal emergency declaration on Wednesday due to the winter storms.  Read more here.

MUSC board passes resolution opposing a merger with College of Charleston

A bill to merge the Medical University of South Carolina with the College of Charleston hasn't come up for a vote yet in the General Assembly, but MUSC leaders say the mere idea is already damaging their ability to hire a new president.  Read more here.

Meeting Schedule

Monday, February 17

No Meetings Scheduled

Tuesday, February 18

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 108 -- Ways and Means Healthcare Subcommittee

  • I. Department of Social Services
  • II. Budget Request
  • III. Provisos

10:00 am -- Gressette Room 407 -- Banking and Insurance Subcommittee on S.908, S.909 and S.1007

  • I. S.908 -- Risk-based capital
  • II. S.909 – Captive Insurance Companies
  • III. S.1007 -- Mortgage foreclosures

11:00 am -- Blatt Room 112 -- Majority Caucus

11:00 am -- Blatt Room 433 -- EPW K-12 Subcommittee

I. H.4419 - Selection of teachers by school principal

11:00 am -- Blatt Room 305 -- Minority Caucus

2:00 pm or 1½ hours after the House adjourns -- Blatt Room 516 -- Judiciary General Laws Subcommittee on H.4223

  • I. H.4223 -- Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Upon adjournment of the House -- Blatt Room 112 -- Minority Caucus

4:30 pm -- Blatt Room 427 -- Legislative Black Caucus

5:30 pm -- SC Senate Democratic Caucus - Palmetto Club

6:00-8:00 pm -- Reception, Clarion Hotel Downtown, by the Clarion Hotel Downtown

Wednesday, February 19

8:00 am -- Blatt Room 112 -- Legislative Breakfast, SC Association of Probate Judges (Members Only)

9:00 am -- Gressette Room 308 -- Education K-12 Subcommittee

  • I. Document 4391 - School Superintendent Compensation and Benefits/Expenses
  • II. Document 4392 - Interscholastic Activities
  • III. Document 4396 - Utilization of General Teacher Certification
  • IV. Document 4405 - Operation and Funding of Teacher Training Courses in Mathematics, Science, Reading and Computer Education)
  • V. Document 4409 - Teacher Grants (Repeal 201.1)
  • VI. S.300 - General provisions concerning education
  • VII. S.888  - Academic Standards Accountability Act
  • VIII. H.3919 - Exit exam requirement to graduate high school

9:00 am -- Gressette Room 408 -- General Committee on S.764 and S.842

  • I. S.764 -- Vulnerable Adult Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • II. S.842 -- Veteran's unclaimed cremated remains

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 516 -- Judiciary Election and Ethics Laws Subcommittee on H.3177, H.3198, H.3803 and H.4364

  • I. H.3177 -- Candidate seeking elective office
  • II. H.3198 -- Election Commission and Board of Registration
  • III. H.3803 – Emergency Responders
  • IV. H.4364 -- Election Commission

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 321 -- Legislative Group (Rep. Don Bowen)

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 305 -- Legislative Group (Rep. Ralph Kennedy)

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 427 -- 3-M Subcommittee VI, Other Occupational Regulation and Licensing Boards

  • I. R.4389 -- Requirements of Licensure in the Field of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • II. H.4550 -- Long Term Health Care Administrators
  • III. R.4439 - Licensure in Practice of Psychology

9:30 am -- Blatt Room 110 -- Leadership Charleston

10:00 am -- Blatt Room 108 -- SC Association of Probate Judges

11:00 am -- Gressette Room 209 -- Transportation Committee

  • I. Kevin Shwedo, Director of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, regarding the state of the DMV

11:00 am -- Gressette Room 207 -- Medical Affairs Subcommittee

  • I.H. 4202 -- Nurse Licensure Compact
  • II. Regulation # 4342 -- Nurse Licensure Compact
  • III.Regulation # 4388 -- Air Pollution Control Regulations and Standards
  • IV. Regulation # 4389 -- Requirements of Licensure in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • V. Regulation # 4431 -- Public Swimming Pools
  • VI. Regulation # 4432 -- Yard Trash and Land-clearing Debris: and Compost
  • VII. Regulation # 4434 -- Screening and Immunization Regarding Contagious Diseases

12:00 noon -- Gressette Room 209 -- Corrections and Penology Committee

  • I. Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau on Juvenile Sex Offender Registration

12:00 pm -- Blatt Room 112 -- Legislative Luncheon, Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School (Members Only)

1½ hours after the House adjourns -- Blatt Room 433 -- Education and Public Works Committee on H.3428, H.3994 and H.4419

  • I. H.3428 -- First Steps to School Readiness Initiative
  • II. H.3994 -- Read To Succeed Act
  • III. H.4419 -- Selection of teachers by school principal

1:00 pm -- Blatt Room 108 -- Legislative Group (Rep. Alan Clemmons)

6:00-8:00 p.m. -- Reception, Embassy Suites Hotel, by the South Carolina Association of Counties.

7:00-9:00 p.m. -- Reception, Hilton Columbia Center, by the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolina

Thursday, February 20

8:00 am -- Blatt Room 112 -- Legislative Breakfast, SC Academy of Physician Assistants

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 511 -- Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee on S.657

  • I. S.657 – Magistrate Jury Areas

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 515-A -- Judiciary Special Laws Subcommittee on S.408, H.3134, H.3400 and H.3948

  • I. S.408 – Dilapidated Buildings Act
  • II. H.3134 – Department of Social Services
  • III. Methods of earning a satisfaction of mortgage
  • IV. Stopping, Standing, or Parking of motor vehicle in the Roadway

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 516 -- Judiciary Criminal Laws Subcommittee

  • I. S. 19 -- Relating to Bonds         
  • II. H. 4560 -- Expungement of Criminal Records

10:00 am -- Blatt Room 110 -- Legislative Group (Rep. Raye Felder)

Friday, February 21

8:30 am -- Blatt Room 112 -- Attorney General's Office

9:00 am -- Gressette Room 207 -- Agricultural Subcommittee on S.839

S.839 -- Industrial Hemp

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