State House Daybook: March 1, 2018

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The Senate gavels in at 11 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., Senate Medical Affairs Committee, Gressette Room 308, agendawatch

9:00 a.m., Senate Finance Constitutional Subcommittee, Gressette Room 408, agenda

9:00 a.m., House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee, Blatt Room 410, agenda

9:00 a.m., House Constitutional Laws Subcommittee, Blatt Room 516, agenda

9:00 a.m., House Criminal Laws Subcommittee on H.3847 and H.4829, Blatt Room 511, agenda

9:00 a.m., House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, Blatt Room 403, agenda

9:30 a.m., House 3-M Subcommittee IV, Social Services, Mental Health and Children's Affairs, Blatt Room 427, agenda

9:30 a.m., Senate Finance K-12 Education, Gressette Room 105, agenda

9:30 a.m., Senate L.C.I. Professions and Occupations Subcommittee on S.912 and S.962, Gressette Room 207, agenda

9:30 a.m., Agency Head Salary Commission, Gressette Room 307

9:30 a.m., Senate Finance Natural Resources Subcommittee Budget Hearing, Gressette Room 407, agenda

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

11:00 a.m., Senate State House, Senate Chamber, watch

1:00 p.m., or 30 minutes after adjournment, whichever is later House Legislative Oversight Committee - Public Input Meeting, Blatt Room 110, agenda, watch

Upon adjournment of the House, SC House Tax Policy Review Committee, Blatt Room 516, agendawatch

2:00 p.m., Gov. Henry McMaster, Superintendent Molly Spearman, SLED Chief Mark Keel, DMH Director John Magill, Dr. Michelle Reeves, “Pathways to Protection: A Roadmap for Student Safety in South Carolina,” University of South Carolina My Carolina Alumni Center, 900 Senate Street, Columbia, S.C.


Gun Reform Gridlock South Carolina Lede podcast

South Carolina begins issuing Real ID-compliant cards Associated Press

Frustrated by gridlock, dozens of South Carolina lawmakers call for new state constitution The Post and Courier 

Prosecutor wants judge to step aside in resentencing request Associated Press

In angry hearing, special prosecutor asks SC judge in Rick Quinn case to quit The State 

Judge dismisses DUI charge against Sen. Paul Campbell one day before trial was to begin The Post and Courier

ANALYSIS: New poll shows drilling, climate shift greener Statehouse Report

SC student smelled like weed, so officials searched him. They found something worse. Charlotte Observer

For many Republicans, Trump’s offshore drilling plan and beaches don’t mix The Washington Post


16 more die from flu in South Carolina Associated Press

Some SC school districts could be forced to consolidate The State 

New details revealed from fatal SC Amtrak crash in NTSB report The State 

Conservative activist challenges Ballentine for SC House seat The State 

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