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.
Combined meeting schedule:
9:00 a.m., House E.P.W. Transportation Vehicle Subcommittee, Blatt Room 433, agenda
9:00 a.m., House Legislative Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, Blatt Room 521, agenda
9:00 a.m., House LCI Administration and Regulations Subcommittee, Blatt Room 403, agenda
9:30 a.m., Senate Finance K-12 Education Subcommittee, Gressette Room 308, agenda
10:00 a.m., Senate L.C.I. Regulatory and Local Government Subcommittee, Gressette Room 307, agenda
10:00 a.m., Senate Environmental Subcommittee (Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee) on S.784 and S.927, Gressette Room 207, agenda
10:00 a.m., Senate Banking and Insurance Subcommittee, Gressette Room 407, agenda
10:00 a.m. , Senate Children's Affairs Subcommittee on S.805, Gressette Room 209, agenda
10:00 a.m., House of Representatives State House, House Chamber, watch
11:00 a.m., Senate Fish, Game and Forestry Subcommittee, Gressette Room 408, agenda
11:00 a.m., Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.172, S.541 and H.3865, Gressette Room 209, agenda
12:00 p.m., Senate State House, Senate Chamber, watch
30 minutes after the House adjourns, LCI Insurance Subcommittee, Blatt Room 403, agenda
1 hour after adjournment of the House, Legislative, Executive, and Local Government Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, Blatt Room 511, agenda
1 hour after adjournment of the House, Economic Development and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, Blatt Room 317, agenda
1.5 hours after adjournment of the House, or upon the Call of the Chair, Public Education and Special Schools Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, Blatt Room 521, agenda
1.5 hours after adjournment of the House, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, Blatt Room 305, agenda
3:00 p.m. or 1.5 hours after adjournment of the House, Healthcare Budget Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, Blatt Room 108, agenda
3:00 p.m., House Transportation and Motor Vehicle Joint Subcommittee on H.4480, Blatt Room 433, agenda
4:00 p.m., House EPW Motor Vehicles Subcommittee, Blatt Room 433, agenda
Canceled 1.5 hours after adjournment of the House, Transportation and Regulatory Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, Blatt Room 318, agenda
9:30 a.m., Case Title: South Carolina Department of Transportation, Respondent, v. David Franklin Powell, Petitioner.
Attorneys: Howell V. Bellamy, Jr. and Robert S. Shelton, both of Bellamy, Rutenberg, Copeland, Epps, Gravely & Bowers, PA, of Myrtle Beach, for Petitioner. John B. McCutcheon, of Thompson & Henry, PA, of Conway and Beacham O. Brooker, Jr., of South Carolina Department of Transportation, of Columbia, for Respondent.
Summary: In this eminent domain case, the Court addresses whether Petitioner David Powell is entitled to compensation for the diminution in value of his property as a result of the decision by Respondent South Carolina Department of Transportation to reconfigure the road that Petitioner used to access his property.
10:00 a.m., Case Title: Ex Parte: Mickey Ray Carter, Jr. and Nila Collean Carter, Movants, Of Whom Nila Collean Carter is Petitioner. In Re: John Roe and Mary Roe, Respondents, v. L.C. and X.C., minors under the age of seven years, Defendants.
Attorneys: Allen Mattison Bogan, of Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Emily M. Barrett, Thomas P. Lowndes, Jr., both of Lowndes & Barrett, LLC, of Charleston, and Kenneth Jay Anthony, of the Anthony Law Firm, P.A., of Spartanburg, all for Respondents.
Summary: The Court reviews the court of appeals' decision in Ex Parte Carter, Op. No. 2017-UP-043 (S.C. Ct. App. filed Jan. 13, 2017).
State House news headlines:
Tariffs, Shutdowns, and Drilling, Oh My! South Carolina Lede
SCANA, Dominion issue bold threats about cutting nuclear rates, but lawmakers' trust has frayed The Post and Courier
S.C. Republicans cheer, Democrats sneer at Trump's first State of the Union address The Post and Courier
New tax law will cost South Carolinians millions in higher state taxes The State
SCE&G customers may get reprieve from paying for failed nuke plant - at least temporarily The Post and Courier
SC Gov. McMaster wants you to take a stand on Super Bowl Sunday The State
Republican candidate for S.C. governor claims newspaper photo error 'planted on purpose' The Post and Courier
SC House plans to lower SCE&G’s power bills after nuclear fiasco, at least for now The State
Vote on bill intended to outlaw abortion in South Carolina delayed The Post and Courier
A candidate running for Rick Quinn’s old State House seat is serving a jail sentence The State