State House Daybook: Jan. 11, 2018

The State House Daybook 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 all in one place.

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



The House gavels in Thursday at 11 a.m. Watch live here.  Calendar.  Journal


Combined meeting schedule:

9:30 a.m., Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Gressette Room 209, agenda

9:30 a.m., House Judiciary Criminal Laws Subcommittee on H.3243, Blatt Room 516, agenda

11:00 a.m., Senate, watch

30 Minutes after the House adjourns or 12:00 p.m., whichever is later, Education and Cultural Subcommittee of the Legislative Oversight Committee, Blatt Room 321, agenda, watch

1:00 pm Senate/House, Sentencing Reform Oversight Committee, Gressette Room 308, agenda, watch

1:30 or 30 minutes after adjournment of the House or Senate (whichever adjourns later), Savannah River Maritime Commission, Gressette Room 105, agenda

Upon adjournment of the House, Transportation and Regulatory Subcommittee, Blatt Room 318, agenda

3:00 p.m. Public Service Commission meeting, 101 Executive Center Dr.,  Suite 100, agenda,  watch


Supreme Court

Watch hearings live here

9:30 am

2016-000876    Frankie Lee Bryant, III, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.

In this post-conviction relief matter, Petitioner Frankie Bryant challenges the court of appeals' decision to reverse the PCR court's conclusion to grant a new trial based on the failure to object to jury charges on self-defense.


10:00 a.m.

2016-000428    James Jefferson Jowers, Sr., Andrew J. Anastos, Ben Williamson, Melanie Ruhlman and Anthony Ruhlman, Appellants, v. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Respondent.

The Court heard this case in December 2016 and issued an opinion in July 2017. See Jowers v. S.C. Dep't of Health and Envtl. Control, Op. No. 27725 (S.C. Sup. Ct. filed July 19, 2017). The Court then granted rehearing on the public trust issue.


10:30 a.m.

2016-001456    Onrae Williams, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent

This is a post-conviction relief (PCR) matter. The Court granted certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in Williams v. State, Op. No. 2016-UP-015 (S.C. Ct. App. filed Jan. 13, 2016). The Court is asked to determine whether there is any evidence to support the PCR court's finding that Petitioner understood the consequences of rejecting a plea bargain and proceeding to trial when the State was seeking mandatory life in prison without parole.



Dominion running all-out media, lobbying push to win over South Carolina The Post and Courier 

Regulators: S.C. utilities need to pass savings from tax cuts to customers The Post and Courier

Trump creates political trouble for GOP coastal state governors The State

South Carolina launching public education campaign on opioid crisis with new website and TV ads The Post and Courier

Senate to decide next week whether to override McMaster's $20M vetoes on school buses The Post and Courier

SC Army soldier dies in Iraq The State

The electric chair could make a comeback in South Carolina The State 

S.C. governor's fundraising race: Democrat Smith tops Noble, GOP Gov. McMaster ahead of Templeton The Post and Courier

She said yes! Former SC first lady Jenny Sanford is engaged The State

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