State House Daybook: Feb. 21, 2019


State House Daybook 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 11:00 a.m. Watch live hereCalendarJournal.


The House gavels in at 10:00 a.m. Watch live here.  Calendar.  Journal


Combined meeting schedule

9:00 a.m., Senate Corrections and Penology Committee, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m., House Business, Commerce, and Administration Subcommittee of the Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee, Blatt Room 317, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

9:00 a.m., House General Laws Subcommittee, Blatt Room 516, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m., House 3-M Subcommittee I, Health and Environmental Affairs, Blatt Room 427, Agenda Available

9:30 a.m., Senate Finance Natural Resources and Economic Development Subcommittee, Gressette Room 407, Agenda Available

9:30 a.m., Senate Transportation Subcommittee, Gressette Room 209, Agenda Available

9:30 a.m., Committee to Investigate Candidates for the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, Gressette Room 307, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m., Senate Medical Affairs Committee, Gressette Room 308, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

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

11:00 a.m., Senate, State House, Senate Chamber, Live Broadcast

15 minutes after the House adjourns, SC House Tax Policy Review Committee, Blatt Room 516, Agenda Available

30 minutes after the House adjourns, Legislative Oversight - Department of Corrections Ad Hoc Subcommittee, Blatt Room 110, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast



11:30 a.m., Governor Henry McMaster will speak at the South Carolina Automotive Summit in Greenville at the Hyatt Regency Greenville, 220 N. Main Street, Greenville, S.C. 29601



Case No: 2017-001990
Hearing Time: 09:30 a.m.
Location: Patriot Hall in Sumter SC
Time Limits: 10-10-5
Case Title: The State, Respondent, v. Shane Adam Burdette, Petitioner.
Attorneys: Appellate Defender Susan Barber Hackett, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan Wilson, Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Melody J. Brown, Senior Assistant Attorney General William M. Blitch, Jr. and Assistant Attorney General Susannah R. Cole, all of Columbia; and Solicitor David R. Wagner, of Anderson, for Respondent.
Summary: Shane Adam Burdette was indicted for murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. A jury convicted Burdette of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and the lesser-included offense of voluntary manslaughter. The court of appeals affirmed. State v. Burdette, Op. No. 2017-UP-237 (S.C. Ct. App. filed June 7, 2017). This Court granted Burdette's petition for a writ of certiorari to review whether the court of appeals erred in concluding Burdette "suffered no prejudice" from an erroneous jury charge regarding the inference of malice from the use of a deadly weapon.

Case No: 2018-000354
Hearing Time: 10:15 a.m.
Location: Patriot Hall in Sumter SC
Time Limits: 15-15-5
Case Title: Paula Russell, Claimant, Petitioner, v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Employer, and Illinois National Insurance Company, Carrier, Respondents.
Attorneys: C. Daniel Vega, of Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A., of Columbia, for Petitioner. Johnnie W. Baxley, III, of Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, of Mount Pleasant, for Respondents.
Summary: The Court granted Petitioner's writ of certiorari to determine whether the court of appeals erred in dismissing Petitioner's appeal from the Workers' Compensation Commission.

Case No: 2017-002369
Hearing Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Patriot Hall in Sumter SC
Time Limits: 15-15-5-5
Case Title: Charleston County Assessor, Petitioner-Respondent, v. University Ventures, LLC, Respondent-Petitioner.
Attorneys: Morris Arthur Ellison and William Thomas Dawson, III, both of Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, of Charleston, for Respondent-Petitioner. Joseph Dawson, III, Bernard E. Ferrara, Jr., Austin Adams Bruner, Johanna Serrano Gardner all of North Charleston, for Petitioner-Respondent.
Summary: The Court granted cross-petitions for writs of certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in Charleston County Assessor v. University Ventures, L.L.C., 421 S.C. 194, 805 S.E.2d 216 (Ct. App. 2017).



South Carolina Lede

Episodes of This Week In South Carolina 

Legislative Update

SC teachers could see up to 10% raise, score victories on other pieces in reform bill The Post and Courier

After SC teachers blast proposed K-12 education overhaul, House proposes big changes The State

Betsy DeVos to visit struggling South Carolina schools AP

SC college tuition freeze seems likely as lawmakers unveil yet another proposal The State

USC apologizes after pictures of students in blackface are found in old yearbooks The State

'The 800-pound Tiger': How growth in Clemson has strained a once-model university town The Greenville News

SC state workers could get a pay raise in proposed state budget. Here’s how much The State

SC sheriffs seek training, money to transport mentally ill patients after drownings The Post and Courier

Day care costs more than a house for many SC parents, if they can even get a spot The State

SC school official convicted of stealing has ‘Other People’s Money’ addiction, judge says The State

Hate groups climb in SC for 3rd straight year even as Charleston politicians combat them The Post and Courier

SC GOP lawmaker moves to defund libraries that host events like Drag Queen Story Hour The State

Charleston police, leaders call on community to take stand against hate crimes The Post and Courier

Will dolphins die in search for oil? Marine life at risk, legal action says The State

Charleston ports agency, dismayed by federal loan roadblocks, to tap more private debt The Post and Courier 

First SC-made Volvo sedans exported from Port of Charleston The Post and Courier

2020 Democratic candidate Klobuchar heads to Columbia this week. How to meet her The State

U.S. Supreme Court strikes blow to civil forfeiture, limits states' ability to raise money from excessive fines The Greenville News



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