State House Today covers the House of Representatives and Senate live when they are in session, and features coverage of key House and Senate committee meetings, public hearings and press conferences.
Representative Eddie Tallon of Spartanburg makes his statements urging House members to vote against House Bill #3057 that would allow an individual to participate in the Pre-Trial Intervention program more than once with the solicitor's permission.
Rep. B.R. Skelton of Pickens submitted Amendment #4 to be added, in addition, to House Bill #3412 that would charge 10 cents more to the gas tax. Rep. Walt McLeod of Newberry expresses his concerns with the amendment.
Rev. I.D. Newman was the first African American to join the Senate since the Reconstruction of 1887. He joined the Senate in October of 1983. He is the subject of our Spotlight on Black History.
Several members of the Senate had a concurrent resolution adopted and published in honor of Senator Robert Ford for his 20 years in the Senate and 50 years of continued service to help decrease the racial divide.
Senator Gerald Malloy of Darlington submitted an amendment that would allow persons who have had guns stolen from their possession, and were involved in crimes without their knowledge and with no fault of their own, to have the gun returned to the rightful owner.