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.
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The Senate gavels in at 11:45 a.m. Watch live here. Calendar. Journal.
The House gavels in at 10:00 a.m. Watch live here. Calendar. Journal.
Combined meeting schedule:
9:00 a.m., Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.723, Gressette Room 308, agenda, watch
9:00 a.m., State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee, Gressette Room 209, agenda
9:00 a.m., Senate Education Committee K-12 Subcommittee on S.622, Gressette Room 207, agenda
9:00 a.m., House Full Judiciary Committee, Blatt Room 516, agenda
9:00 a.m., House Full Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee, Blatt Room 410, agenda
9:15 a.m., Joint Other Funds Oversight Committee, Gressette Room 105, agenda
10:00 a.m., Senate Fish, Game and Forestry Committee, Gressette Room 308, agenda
10:00 a.m., House of Representatives, State House, House Chamber, watch
10:30 a.m., Senate Transportation Committee, Gressette Room 207, agenda
11:45 a.m., Senate, State House, Senate Chamber, watch
12:00 p.m., Joint Assembly, watch
3:00 p.m., Conference Committee on S.954, State House, 3rd Floor Conference Room, agenda
9:45 a.m., Gov. Henry McMaster will join Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon for business tour at Forest Lake Fabrics, 4865 Forest Lake Place, Columbia, S.C.
4:00 p.m., Gov. Henry McMaster will be joined by Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp and NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace for a press event recognizing Darlington Raceway’s contributions to South Carolina, Governor’s Mansion, Columbia, S.C.
Case Title: Overland, Inc., d/b/a Land Rover Greenville, Petitioner, v. Lara Marie Nance, Charlie Andrew Nance, Roger Fields, Synovus Financial Corporation d/b/a NBSC, Branch Banking and Trust Company, Bank of America Corporation, and SunTrust Banks, Inc., Defendants, Of which Bank of America Corporation and SunTrust Banks, Inc. are the Respondents.
Attorneys: Carl F. Muller, of Carl F. Muller, Attorney at Law, PA and T. Hunt Reid, of Howard Howard Francis & Reid, both of Greenville, for Petitioner. W. Howard Boyd, Jr., of Gallivan White & Boyd, PA, of Greenville and James W. Sheedy, of Driscoll Sheedy, PA, of Charlotte, NC, and Jan T. Chilton, of Severson & Werson, of San Francisco, CA, all for Respondents.
Summary: The Court reviews the court of appeals' dismissal of Petitioner's appeal. Overland, Inc. v. Nance, Op. No. 2016-UP-368 (S.C. Ct. App. filed July 20, 2016).
Case Title: William Lee Turner, Employee, Petitioner, v. SAIIA Construction, Employer, and Old Republic General Insurance Corporation c/o Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., Carrier, Respondents.
Attorneys: Preston F. McDaniel, of McDaniel Law Firm, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Helen F. Hiser, of Mt. Pleasant and Jason Wendell Lockhart, of Columbia, both of McAngus, Goudelock & Courie, for Respondents.
Summary: We review the court of appeals' decision in Turner v. SAIIA Construction, 419 S.C. 98, 796 S.E.2d 150 (Ct. App. 2016), a worker's compensation case where the court held the unexplained death presumption did not apply because the claimant survived and that substantial evidence supported the Workers' Compensation Commission's denial of benefits.
Case Title: The State, Petitioner, v. Jennifer Lynn Alexander, Respondent.
Attorneys: General Counsel Marcus Keith Gore, of the Department of Public Safety, of Blythewood, for Petitioner. Norbert E. Cummings, Jr. and Henry Richard Schlein, both of Summerville, for Respondent.
Summary: The Court reviews the court of appeals' decision in State v. Alexander, Op. No. 2016-UP-377 (S.C. Ct. App. filed July 27, 2017).
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Personal glimpses of GOP candidates for South Carolina governor revealed in Greenville Anderson Independent Mail
Republican candidates for South Carolina attorney general accuse each other of lying Anderson Independent Mail
Senate defeats proposal to ban almost all South Carolina abortions Greenville News
S.C. prison chief volunteers riot site as testing ground for cellphone jamming The Post and Courier
1,000+ bars, thousands of jobs at risk if Five Points liquor ruling stands, study says The State
Senate Democrats want probe into whether former S.C. Rep. Mick Mulvaney violated Hatch Act The Post and Courier
Tougher utility regulations advance, as attorneys argue over failed S.C. nuclear project The Post and Courier
For first time since 2004, SC could hire advocate to fight utility rate hikes The State
SC House looks to lift $10,000 salary cap so retired police can help protect schools The State
The number of hemp farmers in SC is growing fast. How high will it get? The State
Here's who makes more money than SC Gov. Henry McMaster (hint: the list is long) The State
SC tax code out of sync with Trump's law. Gov. McMaster urges lawmakers to fix it The State
Michelin named No. 1 for 'America's Best Employers' by Forbes WYFF
Soaring impact fees pump money into Mount Pleasant, but are they killing development deals? The Post and Courier
USC to Consider Revoking Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree Free Times
Groups say South Carolina county needs hundreds of officers Associated Press
FBI issues alert after young girls in SC, other states, receive creepy packages, report says WYFF
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