State House Daybook: March 7, 2018

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The Senate gavels in at 1 p.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 General - Human Services Subcommittee on S.920S.921S.922 and H.3440, Gressette Room 307, agenda

9:00 a.m., Senate Education K-12 Subcommittee, Gressette Room 207, agenda

9:00 a.m., House Higher Education Legislative Subcommittee on H.4021 and H.4182, Blatt Room 317, agenda

9:00 a.m., House 3-M Subcommittee I, Health and Environmental Affairs on H.4600, Blatt Room 425, agenda

9:00 a.m., House Business, Commerce, and Administrative Subcommittee of the Regulations and Administrative Procedures, Blatt Room 110, agenda, watch

9:00 a.m., House Constitutional Laws Subcommittee on S.27H.3177H.3264H.4456H.4491 and H.4526, Blatt Room 516, agenda

9:00 a.m., House Legislative Ethics Subcommittee, Blatt Room 511, agenda

9:00 a.m., House L.C.I. Public Utilities Subcommittee, Blatt Room 403, agenda

9:30 a.m., House E.P.W. Motor Vehicles Subcommittee on H.4973, Blatt Room 433, agenda

9:30 a.m., Senate Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee, Gressette Room 209, agenda

10:00 a.m., Gov. Henry McMaster will join South Carolina Superintendent Molly Spearman, Representative Sylleste Davis and the South Carolina Coalition for Math & Science in recognizing South Carolina STEM Education Day, State House, first floor lobby

10:00 a.m., Senate Fish, Game and Forestry Committee, Gressette Room 308, agenda

10:00 a.m., Senate Banking and Insurance Subcommittee, Gressette Room 407, agenda

10:00 a.m., Senate L.C.I. Regulatory and Local Government Subcommittee, Gressette Room 307, agenda

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

10:30 a.m., Senate Finance K-12 Education, Gressette Room 105, agenda

11:00 a.m., Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.172S.518S.773S.802S.834S.959S.982H.4458 and H.4479
Gressette Room 207, agenda

1:00 p.m., Senate State House, Senate Chamber, watch

2:30 p.m., Gov. Henry McMaster will participate in a SC Cyber expansion announcement and ribbon cutting, North Augusta Municipal Center, 100 Georgia Avenue, fourth floor, North Augusta, S.C.

1 hour after the House adjourns Fiscal Year 18-19 Budget Briefing, Blatt Room 110, agenda

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

3:30 p.m., House E.P.W. Joint Transportation & Motor Vehicle Subcommittee Meeting on H.4480
Blatt Room 433, agenda

CANCELED 10:00 a.m., Senate Transportation Subcommittee, Gressette Room 408, agenda



Senate's Nuclear Slow Walk South Carolina Lede 

Forcing death row inmates to the electric chair if drugs are unavailable moves forward The Post and Courier

SC Senate rejects firing squads but approves requiring electric chair as backup Greenville News

SC could raise the legal age for dropping out of school The State

Rising high school dropout age once again considered by South Carolina lawmakers The Post and Courier

Women worry what SC abortion bills would mean for them The State

Civil rights leader being nominated to S.C. transportation commission The Post and Courier

$2.8 million to fix escalators? SC lawmakers weigh costly repairs to state buildings The State 

S.C. House Judiciary chairman retiring, opening influential post for Charleston legislator The Post and Courier

Though Walking Party Line, Runoff Candidates Have Their Own Plans to Fill Rick Quinn’s Shoes Free-Times

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster wants to know if Santee Cooper lobbyists are working against him The Post and Courier

Gov. McMaster suspects Santee Cooper is meddling with effort to sell the utility The State

Tourism tax fails in North Myrtle Beach referendum The Post and Courier

Former S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell won't mount a comeback for his old office this year The Post and Courier

Congressmen like Mark Sanford who sleep in their offices? 'It's almost nasty,' critics say The Post and Courier

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