State House Daybook: Jan. 31, 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.

Schedule is current as of 8 a.m.

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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., House General Laws Subcommittee on H.3082 and H.3131, Blatt Room 516, 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 Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, Blatt Room 403, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m., House Constitutional Laws Subcommittee, Blatt Room 515-A, Agenda Available

9:30 a.m., Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee on S.132, Gressette Room 308, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

9:30 a.m., Senate Legislative Oversight Committee, Gressette Room 105, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

​9:30 a.m., Senate Finance K-12 Education Subcommittee, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available

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

10:15 a.m., Senate Finance Natural Resources Subcommittee, Gressette Room 407, Agenda Available

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

15 minutes after the House adjourns, Invitations and Memorial Resolutions Committee, Blatt Room 505, Agenda Available

30 minutes after the House adjourns, Education and Cultural Subcommittee of the Legislative Oversight Committee, Blatt Room 321, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast



Case No: 2017-001910
Hearing Time: 09:30 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 15-15-5
Case Title: The State, Respondent, v. Dennis Elvin Cervantes-Pavon, Petitioner.
Attorneys: Appellate Defender Susan Barber Hackett, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson, Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Melody Jane Brown and Assistant Attorney General Susannah Rawl Cole, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Scarlett A. Wilson, of Charleston, for Respondent.
Summary: Petitioner was found guilty of murder. This Court reviews whether the Court of Appeals erred in affirming the trial court's denial of Petitioner's request for immunity from prosecution under the Protection of Persons and Property Act.

Case No: 2017-001920
Hearing Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 15-15-5
Case Title: The State, Respondent, v. Wayland Purnell, Petitioner.
Attorneys: Appellate Defender Lara M. Caudy, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan Wilson and Assistant Attorney General Vann Henry Gunter, Jr. and Interim Solicitor Heather S. Weiss, all of Columbia, for Respondent.
Summary: This Court reviews the court of appeals' unpublished opinion. State v. Purnell, No. 2017-UP-272 (S.C. Ct. App. July 5, 2017).



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