A Senate Transportation subcommittee advanced a bill today that would restructure the Department of Transportation. The 4500 employee agency faces increasing criticism from taxpayers and lawmakers frustrated with lack of accountability and transparency.
Week in review/ Looking forward week of March 16th
The Senate gave third reading to the following bills: S.463 (Harvesting Game), S.534 (Clarendon County School Districts) and S.179 Definition of Alcoholic Liquors).
The Senate gave second reading to the following bills:...[Read More]
Columbia, SC March 12, 2015- Today, the South Carolina Senate passed a bill sponsored by Senators Larry Martin and Greg Hembree that bans the sale of powdered alcohol.
Week in review/ Looking forward week of March 9th
The Senate and House ratified S.8 (Adjutant General), S.225 (State Health Plan), S.342 (Annual Enterprise Risk Report), S.364 (S.C. Read to Succeed) and H.3519 (Raffles). S.8 and H.3519 will go into effect immediately. ...[Read More]
Senator Shane Massey took the floor of the Senate this week to talk about state agencies’ free-wheeling regulatory process and proposed a change that would give the General Assembly more oversight of the process.
The Senate gave second reading to the domestic violence bill with an amendment allowing for judges’ discretion on third degree whether to take away fire arms. S.469 (Jasper County Board of Education) was given third reading along with S.160 (Funeral Directors) and S.397 (State Income Tax Laws and Internal Revenue Code).
The Senate debated the domestic violence bill Wednesday afternoon. The bill was given second reading with an amendment giving judge’s discretion on domestic violence third degree whether to strip abusers of their gun rights.
Week in review/ Looking forward week of February 23rd
The Senate had second readings on S.469 (Jasper County Board of Education), H.3118 (Department of Natural Resources), S.160 (Funeral Directors) and S. 397 (State Income Tax Laws and Internal Revenue Code). There was al...[Read More]
The Senators were presented the Common Good Award for Education.