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State House Daybook: Feb. 7, 2018

February 7, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson

This Week in South Carolina: In Session provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place.

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The Senate gavels in at 11:45 a.m. Watch live here.  Calendar.  Journal



The House gavels in at 10 a.m. Watch live here.  Calendar.  Journal


Combined meeting schedule:

9:00 a.m., House 3-M Subcommittee I, Health and Environmental Affairs, Blatt Room 427, agenda

9:00 a.m., House General Laws Subcommittee on H.3126 and H.4705, Blatt Room 516, agenda

9:00 a.m., House South Carolina Energy Caucus, Blatt Room 110, agenda

9:00 a.m., House L.C.I. Public Utilities Subcommittee, Blatt Room 403, agenda

9:00 a.m., House E.P.W. Transportation and Motor Vehicle Joint Subcommittee on H.4480, Blatt 433, agenda, watch

9:00 a.m., Senate Education K-12 Subcommittee on S.41, S.857, S.888 and H.3427, Gressette Room 207, agenda

9:00 a.m., Senate Resolutions and Observances Subcommittee, Gressette Room 408, agenda

9:15 a.m. House Wildlife Subcommittee (Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs), Blatt Room 410, agenda

10:00 a.m. Gov. Henry McMaster will participate in a press conference with members of the General Assembly and members of the Coalition for Access to Healthcare, State House, first floor lobby, Columbia, S.C. 

10:00 a.m. House of Representatives State House, House Chamber, watch

10:00 a.m., Senate Fish, Game and Forestry Committee, Gressette Room 308, agenda

10:00 a.m., Senate Banking and Insurance Subcommittee, Gressette Room 407, agenda

10:00 a.m., Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.754, S.954, H.4378 and H.4379, State House, 3rd Floor Conference Room, agenda

10:30 a.m., Senate Higher Education Subcommittee, Gressette Room 307, agenda

10:30 a.m., Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee, Gressette Room 105, agenda

11:00 a.m., Senate Transportation Committee, Gressette Room 209, agenda

11:00 a.m., Senate Finance Sales & Income Tax Subcommittee Meeting on S.889 and S.934, Gressette Room 408, agenda

11:45 a.m., Senate State House, Senate Chamber, watch

12:00 p.m. Joint assembly to elect judges

Upon adjournment of the Senate, Finance Property Tax Subcommittee, Gressette Room 207, agenda

Immediately upon adjournment of the House, Ways and Means Committee, Blatt Room 521, agenda

1 hour after the House adjourns L.C.I. Insurance Subcommittee, Blatt Room 403, agenda

3:00 pm or 1.5 hours after the House adjourns, whichever is earlier, E.P.W. Motor Vehicles Subcommittee on H.4672
Blatt Room 433, agenda



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Dominion’s buyout of SC’s SCANA increasingly in doubt The State

Tensions rising as S.C. senators start addressing $9 billion nuclear plant debacle The Post and Courier

South Carolina program offering up to $5,000 for new roofs stops taking applications The Post and Courier 

Sen. Courson, indicted in State House corruption probe, to be tried in March The State 

S.C. governor candidate claims McMaster signed 'tax increase' with pension fix that didn't raise taxes The Post and Courier

S.C. House Ethics Committee warns legislators don't use campaign cash to defend misconduct allegations The Post and Courier

Can industrial hemp revamp South Carolina's farming economy Charleston City Paper

Opioid crisis spurs South Carolina counties to file suit against drug companies The Post and Courier

Prison Chiefs Head to Washington to Talk Cellphones With FCC Associated Press

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