State House Daybook: March 20, 2018


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The Senate gavels in at 2 p.m. Watch live here.  Calendar.  Journal


The House gavels in at 12 p.m. Watch live here.  Calendar.  Journal


Combined meeting schedule:

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

9:00 a.m., Senate Finance Criminal Justice Subcommittee Budget Hearing, Gressette Room 207, agenda

9:30 a.m., Senate Finance Transportation and Regulatory Subcommittee, Gressette Room 307, agenda

9:30 a.m., Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children, Gressette Room 407, agenda

10:30 a.m., Senate Finance Higher Education Subcommittee Budget Hearing, Gressette Room 105, agenda

11:00 a.m., Senate Judiciary Committee, Gressette Room 308, agenda, watch

11:00 a.m., Senate Finance K-12 Education, Gressette Room 105, agenda, watch  

11:00 a.m., Senate Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee, Gressette Room 408, agenda

11:00 a.m., House Special Laws Subcommittee on H.3896H.4020 and H.4933, Blatt Room 511, agenda

12:00 p.m., House of Representatives, State House, House Chamber, watch

Upon adjournment of the House, L.C.I. Business and Commerce Subcommittee, Blatt Room 403, agenda

Upon adjournment of the House, Criminal Laws Subcommittee, Blatt Room 511, agenda

Upon adjournment of the House, General Laws Subcommittee on H.5064, Blatt Room 515-A, agenda

1 hour after adjournment of the House, L.C.I. Public Utilities Subcommittee, Blatt Room 403, agenda

1.5 hours after adjournment of the House E.P.W. Committee on H.4039H.4322H.4466H.4480H.4803H.4973 and H.5042
Blatt Room 433, agenda, watch

2:00 p.m. or 30 minutes upon adjournment of  the House, Wildlife Subcommittee (Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs), Blatt Room 410, agenda

2:00 p.m., Senate State House, Senate Chamber, watch

2:30 p.m. or 1.5 hours after the House adjourns, whichever is later, Judiciary Committee, Blatt Room 516, agenda

2:30 pm, or 1.5 hours upon adjournment of the House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs, Blatt Room 427, agenda

Upon adjournment of the Senate L.C.I. Professions and Occupations Subcommittee on S.810 and H.3417, Gressette Room 307, agenda

30 minutes after the Senate adjourns, Senate Finance Committee Budget Deliberations, Gressette Room 105, agenda, watch



Budget Moves, School District Consolidation, And Booze Bill Blues South Carolina Lede 

Battle brewing over South Carolina's booming solar industry The Post and Courier

Thousands of records tell story of failed nuclear plant, could lead to SCE&G refunds The State

SC Governor Henry McMaster: Tax burden 'worse than war' for progress and prosperity Greenville News

Samsung Launches 2nd Appliance Line at S. Carolina Facility Associated Press

South Carolina prosecutor spent thousands on gym memberships, special group donations The Post and Courier

'Weak' SC laws blamed for wrecked lives due to drunk driving WIS

Do you know who you're voting for in 2018? Here are your options so far The State

Back-Door Ban: States Fight Trump Drill Plan With Local Bans Associated Press

Once-taboo legislation of forcing small school districts to combine gains support in South Carolina The Post and Courier

Red districts are swinging left nationwide. What about this SC congressional contest? The State


Palmetto Politics: Democrats may feel empowered, but South Carolina is not Pennsylvania The Post and Courier

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Firing Mueller would be 'beginning of the end' of Trump's presidency The Post and Courier

With 2 options in SC Legislature, activists split on best way to stop abortion The State

Nikki Haley secretary of state snub may be vote of confidence for accomplishments at UN The Post and Courier

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