State House Daybook: Jan. 23, 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 12:00 p.m. Watch live hereCalendarJournal.


The House gavels in at 2:00 p.m. Watch live here.  Calendar.  Journal


Combined meeting schedule

8:50 a.m., Senate Finance Criminal Justice Subcommittee Budget Hearing, Gressette Room 407, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m., Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m., College and University Trustee Screening Commission, Gressette Room 307

9:00 a.m., House Health Subcommittee of the Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee, Blatt Room 403, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

​9:00 a.m., House Rules Committee, Blatt 516, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m., House Ways and Means Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Blatt Room 110, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m., House Ways and Means Higher Education Budget Subcommittee, Blatt Room 321, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m., House Ways and Means Constitutional Subcommittee, Blatt Room 511, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m., House Economic Development, Transportation and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Legislative Oversight Committee, Blatt Room 427, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

10:00 a.m., House E.P.W. Committee, Blatt Room 433, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

10:00 a.m., House Ways and Means Public Education and Special Schools Subcommittee, Blatt Room 521, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

10:00 a.m., Senate L.C.I. Regulatory and Local Government Subcommittee, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m., Senate Education Committee, Gressette Room 209, Agenda Available

10:30 a.m., House Ways and Means Economic Development and Natural Resources Subcommittee, Blatt Room 317, Agenda Available

10:45 a.m., House Environmental Affairs Subcommittee, Blatt Room 410, Agenda Available

11:00 a.m., House Judiciary Election Laws Subcommittee on H.3031 and H.3035, Blatt Room 516, Agenda Available

11:00 a.m., House Ways and Means Healthcare Subcommittee, Blatt Room 108, Agenda Available

11:00 a.m., Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on S.75S.358 and S.360, Gressette Room 308, Agenda Available

1:00 p.m., House Judiciary Criminal Laws Subcommittee on H.3046H.3072H.3362 and H.3472, Blatt Room 516, Agenda Available 

12:00 p.m., Senate, State House, House Chamber, Live Broadcast

2:00 p.m. or 30 minutes after Senate adjournment, Fish, Game and Forestry Committee, Gressette Room 308, Agenda Available​

2:00 p.m., House of Representatives, State House, House Chamber, Live Broadcast

1 hour after the House adjourns, Wildlife Subcommittee (Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs), Blatt Room 410, Agenda Available



11:45 AM:  Lt. Gov. Evette will speak at the S.C. Education Rally in honor of National School Choice Week, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, S.C.

7:00 p.m. Governor Henry McMaster delivers his 2019 State of the State Address. Live Broadcast



South Carolina Lede

Episodes of This Week In South Carolina 

Sen. Lindsey Graham to float new proposal to end shutdown in meeting with President Trump Independent Mail

TSA operations at SC airports ‘normal’ as shutdown leaves workers without paychecks The Post and Courier

In State of the State, SC gov to pitch ideas, seek alliance AP

Richland senator to give Democrats’ response to McMaster’s State of the State The State

What to know about SC Gov. McMaster’s State of the State address The Post and Courie

Confederate flag from S. Carolina Statehouse put on display AP

If $1.5B lottery winner doesn’t surface soon, SC could have less money to spend The Post and Courier 

Bill requiring SLED to investigate shootings that injure or kill officers advances S.C. Radio Network

Want tax reform? Put pressure on us, legislators tell SC business leaders The State

Will SC crack down on puppy mills? The State 

Charleston mayor turns State of the City speech into a deep dive on flooding The Post and Courier

Dwight Loftis wins SC Senate District 6 Republican primary Greenville New

Bernie Sanders courts African-American voters in first South Carolina swing The Post and Courier

Sanders reaches out to black SC voters before 2020 decision AP

Clyburn might sit out Democratic primary POLITICO


Mick Mulvaney ‘no longer interested’ in USC presidency, his office says The State 



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