South Carolina Legislative Update - March 10, 2014

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Annual Appropriations Bills

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 appropriations bills today at 1:00 pm.

Nullification Bill

Debate began last week on H.3101, a bill that would curb the federal Affordable Care Act in South Carolina. Read more here.

Bill allowing electronic proof-of-insurance on Haley's desk

A bill sponsored by state Rep. Todd Atwater, R-Lexington, authorizing drivers to show proof of insurance on their smartphone is before Governor Haley for her review. Read more here.

Electronic Waste Recycling

Governor Haley approved H.3847 last week.  The act clarifies definitions, establishes a short-term solution to address the CRT situation facing local governments, and creates a long-term solution for implementing a shared responsibility recycling program under industry leadership and in partnership with South Carolina local governments and DHEC. 

Introductions

S.1069 – Public Safety Sales Tax Act

S.1077 – Resolution Memorializing Congress to Enact S. 1711 (State Healthcare Choice Act)

H.4817 – Surface Water Withdrawal Act Revisions

H.4829/S.1089 – Port Royal Property Dissolution

S.1085 – Use of Local Sales and Use Tax – County Transportation Infrastructure

H.4850 – Rights of the Regulated Act

H.4859 – Military Family Quality of Life Enhancement Act

H.4866 – Underground Facility Damage Control Prevention Act Revisions

H.4872/H.4879 – SC Medical Marijuana Act

In the News

SC Marine vet set to get Medal of Honor

William Kyle Carpenter, a Marine Corps veteran from Gilbert who was severely wounded in 2010 while fighting in Afghanistan, will receive the Medal of Honor, the nation's top award for valor, according to a report in Marine Corps Times. He would be the third Marine to receive the Medal of Honor from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the first South Carolinian to receive the decoration since the Vietnam War. Read more here

Haley: Employment growing faster than population

Gov. Nikki Haley's administration touted Monday that South Carolina's employment reached an all-time high in December, but its release didn't take into account the state's growing population.  Read more here.

Bill Clinton to visit Greenville next month

Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled tentatively to come to Greenville next month to speak at an event for the Furman University's Riley Institute, former Gov. Dick Riley said Monday. Riley said he does not expect Clinton to make any other stops in South Carolina. Clinton is slated to appear at 7 p.m. April 8 at The Peace Center, Riley said. Read more here.

Meeting Schedule

Monday, March 10

 
 

12:30 pm -- Blatt Room 516 -- Judiciary Election and Ethics Laws Subcommittee

I.  H.4732 – Party Conventions

Tuesday, March 11

 
 

8:00 am - 9:30 am -- Blatt Room 112 -- Sportsmen's Caucus Breakfast

9:00 am -- Blatt Room 403 -- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee

3:00 pm -- Gressette Room 105 -- Judiciary Committee

I.  S.505 -  Public Integrity Unit Established

II.  S.857 – Felonies and Misdemeanors

III.  S.887 – Alteration, Modification or Rescission of a Court Order

IV.  S.864 – Children’s Advocacy Medical Response System Act

V.  S.375 – Dilapidated Buildings Act

VI.  S.841 – Childcare Facilities

VII.  H.3024 – Child Abuse

VIII.  H.3124 – Child Abuse

IX.  S.343 – Uniform Commercial Code

X.  S.810 – College and University Trustee Screening Commission

XI.  H.4529 – Military Service Integrity and Preservation Act

XII.  S.1034 – Revised Code Volumes 5 & 8

XIII.  S.817 - Commission on National and Community Service

XIV.  S.813 – Public Library Trespass Act

Wednesday, March 12

 
 

9:00 am -- Gressette Room 307 -- Fish, Game and Forestry Subcommittee

I.  S.1070 - Uniform Turkey Limits

II.  S.1071 - Amend the Number of Game Zones in South Carolina

9:00 am -- Gressette Room 408 -- Transportation Subcommittee on H.3631

I.  H.3631 – Golf Cart Permits

9:00 am -- Gressette Room 407 -- Finance Criminal Justice Subcommittee Budget Hearing

9:00 am -- Gressette Room 207 -- Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee Budget Hearings

I.  Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging

II.  Department of Disabilities & Special Needs

9:00 am -- Gressette Room 209 -- Judiciary Subcommittee on S.894

I.  S.894 – Criminal Justice Academy

9:30 am -- Gressette Room 406 -- Joint Legislative Committee to Screen Candidates for College and University Boards of Trustees

10:00 am -- Gressette Room 105 -- Education Committee

I.  H.4748 – Technical College System Day

II.  H.3784 – National Guard College Assistance Program

III.  H.3086 – Tuition Rates for Military Personnel and Dependents

IV.  S.93 - Tuition Rates

V.  S.300 -- General Provisions Concerning Education

VI.  S.910 -- Home School Students

10:00 am -- Gressette Room 307 -- Judiciary Subcommittee on S.356

I.  S.356 -- Notaries Public

10:00 am -- Gressette Room 209 -- Judiciary Subcommittee on S.552

I.  S.552 -- Revised Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act

11:00 am -- Gressette Room 209 -- Judiciary Subcommittee on H.3247

I.  H.3247 -- Circuit Solicitors

11:00 am -- Gressette Room 307 -- Judiciary Subcommittee on S.256

I.  S.256 -- Regulatory Reform Act

11:30 am -- Gressette Room 308 -- Banking and Insurance Committee on S.1026 and S.1065

I.  S.1026 - Contractor Payment Bonds

II.  S.1065 - Self-Storage Facilities

Thursday, March 13

 
 

8:30 am -- Gressette Room 105 -- Medical Affairs Subcommittee on S.1036, S.662, S.997, S.1035 and S.204

I.  S.1036 - Dental Sedation Act

II.  S.662 - Long-term Care Facilities

III.  S.997 - Speech Pathologist and Audiologist

IV.  S.1035 - Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Treatment Research Act

V.  S.204 - Abortion

9:00 am -- Gressette Room 407 -- Finance Transportation and Regulatory Subcommittee Budget Hearing

I.  Workers' Compensation Commission

II.  State Accident Fund

III.  Aeronautics

IV.  Department of Motor Vehicles

V.  Infrastructure Bank Board

VI.  Department of Transportation/County Transportation Fund

9:00 am -- Gressette Room 308 -- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee

I.  S.882 - Definition of Employment

9:00 am -- Gressette Room 207 -- Transportation Subcommittee on Local Ordinances Regulating Speeding

9:30 am -- Gressette Room 209 -- Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

I.  H.3592 - Energy Independence and Sustainable Construction Act of 2007

9:30 am -- Gressette Room 408 -- Finance Special Subcommittee on S. 279 on S.867

I.  S.279 – Income Tax Deduction for Tuition

II.  S.867 -- General Appropriation Act

10:00 am -- Gressette Room 209 -- Judiciary Subcommittee on S.83, S.457 and S.527

I.  S.83 -- Personhood Act of South Carolina

II.  S.457 -- Personhood Act of South Carolina

III.  S.527 -- Pregnant Women's Protection Act

10:00 am -- Gressette Room 307 -- Judiciary Subcommittee on S.854 and H.4482

I.  S.854 – Official State Fossil

II.   H.4482 -- Official State Fossil

Friday, March 14

 
 

No meetings scheduled

 

Topics:  Legislative Agendas

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