2020-2021

Friday Report - April 9, 2021

Both chambers spent the majority of the week on the floor in order to give bills third reading to meet the crossover date of April 10th. Any bill that did not receive third reading in one chamber by yesterday is likely done for this session and will have to be taken up next year. There are several bills of interest that will be discussed below.

Friday Report - April 1, 2021

In observance of Good Friday, the Friday Report is being sent out today. The House was on furlough this week, while the Senate met on Tuesday and Wednesday. Next week is crossover,  which means bills that do not pass from one chamber to the other by April 10th  will likely not pass this session. The Senate moved several bills of interest that will be discussed below.

Friday Report - March 26, 2021

The House passed the budget bill and the capital reserve fund bill and sent them over to the Senate. The House will be on furlough next week. The following week, both the House and Senate will be racing to move bills to meet the crossover date of April 9th. The Senate will meet in-person Tuesday and Wednesday of next week and then meet in perfunctory session on Thursday in observance of Easter. The budget bills along with several other bills of interest will be discussed below.

Friday Report - March 19, 2021

There was a flurry of committee meetings this week as both the Senate and House raced to advance bills. The budget legislation will be debated on the House floor beginning next week. There are several bills of interest this week that will be discussed below.

Friday Report - March 12, 2021

The General Assembly spent most of their time this week in committee meetings but did move several bills on the floor. The Ways and Means version of the budget will be debated on the House floor beginning the week of March 22nd. There are several bills of interest this week that will be discussed below.

Friday Report - March 5, 2021

The House Ways and Means Committee completed its work on a proposed budget along with provisos. The budget legislation will be debated on the House floor beginning the week of March 22nd. The Senate spent most of the week debating a bill dealing with the execution of inmates on death row and a school choice bill. The budget and other bills of interest this week will be discussed below.

Revenue, Finance, and Economic Development

State Budget and the Local Government Fund (LGF) – H. 4100

Friday Report - February 26, 2021

The General Assembly focused primarily on two issues this week. The House spent most of the week debating a bill regarding the emergency powers of the Governor, while the Senate debated a bond bill involving the Charleston Port. Several bills of interest moved through committees as well as on the House and Senate floors that will be discussed.

Revenue, Finance, and Economic Development

 

Budget Provisos

Friday Report - February 19, 2021

The General Assembly heard testimony on various bills dealing with COVID-19 vaccinations and reopening schools to five-day in-class instruction, but took no action on the bills. They are likely to be taken up again next week. The Senate spent most of the week debating a bond bill dealing with the Port of Charleston, while the House debated an abortion bill that was signed into law by the Governor on Thursday. The General Assembly did take action on several bills of interest that will be discussed.

Friday Report - February 12, 2021

Daina Riley testifies virtually before a House Medical, Military,
Public and Municipal Affairs subcommittee.

Friday Report - February 5, 2021

This week much of the General Assembly’s attention focused on judicial elections, selection of a new DHEC Director, and COVID-19 vaccinations. They did take action on several bills of interest that will be discussed.

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