State House Daybook: March 27, 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 10:00 a.m. Watch live here.  Calendar.  Journal


Combined meeting schedule

9:00 a.m., Senate Education Subcommittee on S.419, Gressette Room 308, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

9:00 a.m., Joint Bond Review Committee Special Subcommittee, Gressette Room 105, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

​9:00 a.m., Senate L.C.I. Professions and Occupations Subcommittee on S.481S.649 and S.689, Gressette Room 407, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m., Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.697, Gressette Room 209, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m., Senate Family & Veterans Services Committee on S.595S.601S.664 and S.668, 207 Gressette

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

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

9:00 a.m., House Judiciary Special Laws Subcommittee on H.3090 and H.4075, Blatt Room 511, Agenda Available

​9:45 a.m., Senate Finance Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Gressette Room 408, Agenda Available

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

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

10:00 a.m., Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on H.3973, Gressette Room 307, Agenda Available

10:30 a.m., Senate Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee, Gressette Room 407, Agenda Available

11:00 a.m., Senate Banking and Insurance Subcommittee, Gressette 307, Agenda Available

11:00 a.m., Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.636, Gressette Room 209, Agenda Available

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

Upon adjournment of the Senate, Finance Committee on S.678, Gressette Room 105, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

2:00 p.m., House Legislative Ethics Committee, Blatt Room 511, Agenda Available

1 hour after adjournment of the House, Economic Development, Transportation and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Legislative Oversight Committee, Blatt Room 321, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast



Wednesday, March 27 thru Friday, March 29:  Lt. Gov. Evette will attend the National Lieutenant Governors Association Federal‐State Relations Meeting, The Madison, Washington, D.C. 

11:00 a.m. Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by members of the General Assembly to make a cabinet announcement at a State House press conference



Case No: 2018-000981
Hearing Time: 09:30 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 15-15-5
Case Title: The State, Respondent, v. Denzel Marquise Heyward, Petitioner.
Attorneys: Donald Michael Mathison and Chief Appellate Defender Robert Michael Dudek, both of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson, Assistant Attorney General James Clayton Mitchell III, and Assistant Attorney General Scott Matthews, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Scarlett Anne Wilson, of Charleston, all for Respondent.
Summary: Petitioner was found guilty of attempted murder, armed robbery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. He was sentenced to a total of 65 years' imprisonment. The court of appeals affirmed his convictions. This Court granted certiorari to review whether the court of appeals erred in affirming 1.) the admission of photo lineup identification evidence; and 2.) that Petitioner's counsel opened the door to the introduction of testimony regarding domestic violence between Petitioner and his co-defendant.

Case No: 2017-002133
Hearing Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 15-15-5
Case Title: Rivergate Homeowners' Association, Petitioner, v. WW & LB Development Company, LLC, RWG, Inc., Aiello Associates, Daniels Engineering, Inc., Rivergate Homeowners' Association, Rivergate Homeowners' Association Board of Directors, Wayne Winderman, individually, Salvatrice Foran, individually, Gerald Foran, individually, Marcos Soares Construction, William C. DeSouza, individually, James Eason individually and d/b/a James Eason & Company, D&D Cleaning and Construction, Inc., Joel's Framing, Joe Freza, Aroldo Garcia, Joaquin Geraldo Zeferino, individually and d/b/a Zeferino Framing, Leo Trombley, Judy Schultz, J&D Interior Design, Jose Dasmerces d/b/a J.P. Construction, Scott Chandler d/b/a Coastal Custom Windows & Doors, R&D Construction, Nicasio Ramirez Zunigo, Walchir Morais, Marco Trebbi, Blankenship Roofing, Inc., DLJ Construction, LLC, Dewayne Bates, The Bates Group, LLC, Bridges Construction Co., Brewer Construction, Inc., Speedy Concrete, REB-FEL, Inc., Mark Mychajluk, Eric Jazwinski, Southern Framing Corporation, AB Consulting Engineers, Inc., WWI Development Company, LLC, Michael Dawson Construction, Inc., Asphalt Paving & Maintenance Co., Inc., Chuck's Construction Co., Inc., Right Way Group, Inc., Stevens Construction Co., Inc., Geometrics, Inc., Eric Yazwinski, Law Engineering, Inc., D & M Builders, Inc., Hill Construction Company, Bonnie Stone a/k/a Bonny Stone, DJL Construction Company, L.L.P., Adrian Mondragon, individually and d/b/a Mondragon Construction, Inc., and Glen Causey, Defendants, Of Whom Speedy Concrete, Inc., AB Consulting Engineers, Inc. and Chuck's Construction, Inc. are the Respondents. and Chuck's Construction Co., Inc., Third-Party Plaintiff, v. Vereen Concrete Co., Inc. and Asphalt Pavement Maintenance of Myrtle Beach, Inc., Third-Party Defendants.
Attorneys: Blake A. Hewitt, of Bluestein Thompson Sullivan, LLC, of Columbia, Stacy L. Stanley and V. Denise Hamilton, both of Stanley Law Firm, of Little River, for Petitioner. Stephanie H. Burton, of Gibbes Burton, LLC, of Spartanburg, Christina A. Bisset and J. Christopher Clark, both of McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC, of Myrtle Beach and G. Michael Smith, Sr., of Thompson & Henry, PA, of Conway, for Respondents.
Summary: The Court granted certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in Rivergate Homeowners' Ass'n v. WW & LB Dev. Co., LLC, Op. No. 2017-UP-296 (S.C. Ct. App. filed July 19, 2017). In this construction case, Rivergate Homeowners' Association appeals the circuit court's order granting summary judgment to Speedee Concrete, Inc., Chuck's Construction, Inc., and AB Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Case No: 2017-000280
Hearing Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 15-15-5
Case Title: Vladimir W. Pantovich, Respondent, v. State of South Carolina, Petitioner.
Attorneys: Attorney General Alan M. Wilson and Assistant Attorney General Johnny Ellis James, Jr., both of Columbia, for Petitioner. Appellate Defender David Alexander, of Columbia, for Respondent.
Summary: This case comes before the Court for a second time. The first time around we reversed the PCR court's finding of no relief. We stated, "The PCR judge erred in finding there was a rebuttable presumption that the Court of Appeals reviewed every potential appellate issue and determined them to be without merit when conducting an Anders review and that there is a requirement that a PCR applicant show there was an irregularity in the Court of Appeals' Anders review." Pantovich v. State, Op. No. 2015-MO-052 (S.C. filed Aug. 26, 2015). On remand, the PCR court granted the Defendant a new trial. We granted the State's petition for a writ of certiorari to determine whether the PCR court's finding of relief is proper.



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