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.
The House is off this week for spring recess.
Senate meeting schedule:
9:00 a.m., Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Gressette Room 207, agenda
9:30 a.m., Finance Subcommittee on Sales and Income Taxation, Gressette Room 408, agenda
10:00 a.m., Animal Welfare Select Subcommittee, Gressette Room 207, agenda
10:00 a.m., The Santee Cooper Screening Subcommittee of the State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee, Gressette Room 209, agenda
11:00 a.m., Senate, State House, Senate Chamber, watch
11:00 a.m., Gov. Henry McMaster is joined by Vietnam veterans, their friends and families in a special event recognizing first annual S.C. Vietnam War Veterans Day at the South Carolina State House, north steps, Columbia, S.C.
6:30 p.m., Gov. Henry McMaster will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, Broad River Electric Auditorium, 811 Hamrick Street, Gaffney, SC 29340
Case Title: In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of Kenneth Campbell, Petitioner.
Attorneys: Appellate Defender Susan Barber Hackett, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Deborah R.J. Shupe, both of Columbia, for Respondent.
Summary: The Court granted Kenneth Campbell's petition for a writ of certiorari to review the court of appeals decision in In re Kenneth Campbell, Op. No. 2016-UP-198 (S.C. Ct. App. filed May 11, 2016). In this appeal, the Court considers whether the court of appeals properly found that Petitioner's Rule 403, SCRE argument was not preserved. Additionally, the Court considers whether the court of appeals correctly affirmed the trial judge's decision to allow the State to impeach Petitioner's expert.
Case Title: Darryl Frierson, Petitioner, v. State of South Carolina, Respondent.
Attorneys: Appellate Defender Kathrine Haggard Hudgins, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Assistant Attorney General James Clayton Mitchell, III, all of Columbia, for Respondent.
Summary: Petitioner Darryl Frierson contends the court of appeals erred in affirming the PCR court's decision to deny relief when Petitioner pled guilty without knowledge that his plea counsel failed to challenge the placement of a mobile tracking devise on Petitioner's car by the police without an order pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 17-30-140, and plea counsel failed to move to suppress any evidence gained as a result of the illegal search.
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