State House

SC Senate Legislative Update Senate April 3 - April 7, 2017

By G. Jackson

The S.C. Senate.

The Senate finalized its version of the budget on Thursday after a 44-0 vote, sending it back to the House of Representatives. The bill, H. 3720, is expected to head to a joint conference committee where legislators from the House and Senate will hammer out details.

Here are some highlights of the 2017-2018 appropriations bill approved by the Senate:

- $145 million set aside to help make the state’s retirement system healthier;

- $69 million in additional money for K-12 schools through the EFA;

State House Update: Opioid Bills Progress, Roads Bill Stalls, Open Carry Bill Advances

By G. Jackson

S.C. State House update

This week in the South Carolina State House, several bills tackling the growing opioid overdose problem advanced in both the House and Senate, a bill to allow people to openly carry a handgun hit the House floor after receiving no testimony, the ongoing State House corruption investigation slowed the confirmation process for two of Gov. Henry McMaster's appointees to the S.C. Ports Authority board, and a $500 million bond bill took shape during  a House budget panel meeting.

S.C. House Legislative Update Jan. 31, 2017

By Gavin Jackson

The South Carolina House of Representatives

Legislative Update
January 31, 2017
Vol. 34, No. 4

The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3488, a bill that makes provisions for ELECTRONIC INSURANCE DOCUMENTS, including authorization for insurers to deliver, store, or present evidence of insurance coverage by electronic means and provisions that afford consumers the option of receiving and signing notices and documents electronically.

S.C. House Legislative Update Jan. 24, 2017

By G. Jackson

The South Carolina State House

Legislative Update
January 24, 2017
Vol. 34, No. 3

During the initial days of the session, committees of the House of Representatives began their work on legislation to report out for consideration by the full House.

S.C. House Legislative Update Jan. 17, 2017

By G. Jackson

The S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update
January 17, 2017
Vol. 34, No. 2

HOUSE WEEK IN REVIEW

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, lawmakers gathered in Columbia to commence the 122nd South Carolina General Assembly. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives and the Senate sat in joint assembly to receive the Governor’s annual State of the State Address. During the week, committees began their work on legislation to report out for consideration by the full House.