The Senate spent this week debating a bill to limit the amount of property that a foreign adversary or corporations controlled by a foreign adversary can purchase in South Carolina (S. 576). The Senate also spent time in subcommittees, moving legislation forward in advance of the April 10 crossover deadline, and hearing budget requests in preparation of the Senate Finance Committee’s budget debate which begins on April 4.
The House passed the budget bill (H. 4300) after two days of robust debate and more than 90 amendments considered. The House increased funding to the Local Government Fund (LGF) representing full funding under the statutory formula. After giving the budget third reading on Wednesday, the House adjourned and will return March 28 following next week’s furlough.
This week in the General Assembly, the House spent time on the floor debating and passing the Clementa C. Pinckney Hate Crimes Act (H. 3014). The House will begin debate on the budget bill (H. 4300) on Monday.
Thanks to the more than 200 county officials who came to Columbia this week to take part in SCAC’s Counties Connect: A Legislative Action Day. The event was very successful, and members of the General Assembly were grateful for the time spent with their county officials! You all truly demonstrated the #statewideimpact of #localleaders.
This week in the General Assembly, the Senate worked through the calendar and debated several bills of interest in subcommittees. The House spent most of the week debating and passing the "Human Life Protection Act" (H.
This week in the General Assembly, the Senate completed its debate and passed the Certificate of Need bill, S. 164, and debated and passed a fetal heartbeat bill, S. 474. The House debated and passed an education bill, H.
This week in the General Assembly, the Senate debated and passed S. 39, an educational scholarship bill that would allow public funds to be used for students to attend private and religious schools. The Senate also debated S. 164, a bill that would repeal the Certificate of Need requirement for certain health care facilities.
This week in the General Assembly, the Senate continued to debate an education scholarship bill that would allow public funds to be used for students to attend private and religious schools. The House did very little on the floor, continuing to work mostly in subcommittees taking up budget requests and other bills. Governor Henry McMaster also gave his State of the State before the General Assembly on Wednesday evening. Bills of interest are discussed below:
This is the second week of the 2023 Legislative Session of the General Assembly. The Senate spent the week debating an education scholarship bill that would allow public funds to be used for students to attend private and religious schools. The House debated a bill allocating funds distributed to South Carolina in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and continued to work in subcommittees taking budget requests. Bills of interest will be discussed below in this week’s Friday Report.