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Legislative Report – March 12, 2015

The SC House of Representatives spent the week debating the state budget that takes affect July first. Budget week started a day early on Monday and we worked late into the evening most nights finally wrapping up late Thursday evening. …

Posted by on March 19th, 2015 Comments Off on Legislative Report – March 12, 2015

Legislative Report – February 26, 2015

This week’s legislative session was cut short by a day because of the blast of winter weather that swept across the Upstate. The House adjourned Wednesday but not before we pressed ahead with education reform, advanced an omnibus ethics reform …

Posted by on February 28th, 2015 Comments Off on Legislative Report – February 26, 2015

Legislative Report – February 19, 2015

First, an update on the actions taken in the House Ways and Means Full Committee. Rep. Merrill gave a long and detailed description of facts and findings regarding SC State University. He also asked for the previous Proviso to close …

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Legislative Report – January 29, 2015

The committees and subcommittees continue to meet and discuss bills. We have had a few bills to come out of committee to the House floor for debate. One that drew a great deal of attention was the new ethics bill …

Posted by on January 31st, 2015 Comments Off on Legislative Report – January 29, 2015

Legislative Report – January 22, 2015

The first few weeks of a new session are spent mostly in committee work. My subcommittee has ten pre-filed bills assigned, of which I believe several can be combined. We will get to work on those bills next week.

The …

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Legislative Report—June 6, 2014

The final week of the 2013-2014 Legislative Session ended in sine die (meaning “without days”) is always a flurry of activity with a lot of scrambling to get important legislation finished. This week was no exception. We took a big …

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Legislative Report—May 29, 2014

Time is running out to get bills passed for this Legislative Session. In the process, we have tried to vote wisely, consider compromise, and keep the citizens of South Carolina as our number one concern.

H. 3945 known as the

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Legislative Report—May 22, 2014

Just two more weeks left in the 2013-2014 Legislative Session. We have spent long hours in session debating bills and voting. The committee work is finished for the session. Anything left in committee is “dead” for this session. I have …

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Legislative Report—May 15, 2014

As the House feverously worked on bills this week, the Senate debated and passed the budget. It now comes back to the House to decide which Senate amendments are concurred on and which are rejected. The budget will then go …

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Legislative Report—May 8, 2014

Life these last few weeks has been on the fast track. For two weeks the House and the Senate have been working diligently to get their respective bills (legislation) to the other side or else the bills would die for …

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