State House Daybook: March 28, 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 L.C. I. Committee on S.481S.649 and S.689, Gressette Room 308, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

9:00 a.m., House General Laws Subcommittee on H.3080H.3231 and H.3729, Blatt Room 516, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m., House Wildlife Subcommittee (Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs), Blatt Room 410, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

9:30 a.m., Senate Commission on Higher Education Appointment Meeting, Gressette Room 507

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

10:00 a.m., South Carolina Palliative Care and Quality of Life Study Committee, Blatt Room 433, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m., Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.164S.165 and S.166, Gressette Room 407, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m., Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on S.281S.369S.370S.371H.3698H.3699 and H.3700, Gressette Room 209, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m., Senate Finance Transportation and Regulatory Subcommittee, Gressette Room 307, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m., Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee, Gressette Room 408, Agenda Available

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

Upon adjournment of the Senate, Finance Education K-12 Provisos hearing, Gressette Room 105, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

Upon adjournment of the Senate, Judiciary Subcommittee on S.110S.332 and H.3659, Gressette Room 308, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast



10:30 a.m., Gov. McMaster will attend an economic development groundbreaking, Nutramax Laboratories, 946 Quality Drive, Lancaster, S.C.



Case No: 2017-001992
Hearing Time: 09:30 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 10-10-5
Case Title: The State, Respondent, v. Demario Monte Thompson, Petitioner.
Attorneys: Appellate Defender Joanna K. Delany, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan Wilson and Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Deborah R.J. Shupe, both of Columbia, and Solicitor Douglas A. Barfield, Jr., of Kershaw, for Respondent.
Summary: Thompson appeals his convictions for first degree burglary and third degree assault and battery, arguing the trial court erred by admitting a trespass notice into evidence and admitting the entire recording of a 911 call into evidence. The Court of Appeals affirmed. State v. Thompson, 420 S.C. 386, 803 S.E.2d 44 (Ct. App. 2017). This Court granted Thompson's petition for a writ of certiorari to review the decision of the Court of Appeals.

Case No: 2018-000784
Hearing Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 15-15-5
Case Title: Angela Cartmel, Respondent, v. Edward Brice Taylor, Petitioner.
Attorneys: Robert Bratton Varnado and Alexis Mills Wimberly, both of Brown & Varnado, LLC, of Mt. Pleasant, for Petitioner. Bradford M. Owensby, of Brad Owensby Law Firm, LLC, of Aiken, for Respondent.
Summary: The Court granted certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in Cartmel v. Taylor, Op. No. 2018-UP-046 (S.C. Ct. App. filed Jan. 31, 2018).

Case No: 2017-002043
Hearing Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 10-10-5
Case Title: Robert Lester, Jr., Respondent, v. Marco and Timea Sanchez and Eva Sanchez, Defendants, Of whom Marco and Timea Sanchez are the Petitioners. In the interest of a minor under the age of eighteen.
Attorneys: Thomas F. McDow and Erin K. Urquhart, both of McDow & Urquhart, LLC, of Rock Hill, for Petitioners. Joshua B. Mitchell, of Rock Hill, for Respondent. James W. Tucker, Jr., of Rock Hill, Guardian ad Litem.
Summary: We granted certiorari to determine whether the court of appeals erred in affirming the family court's award of guardian ad litem fees.



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New leader for SC’s troubled child-welfare agency pledges ‘urgency’ The Post and Courier

5 things to know about Vice President Mike Pence, who's visiting South Carolina this Saturday The Greenville News

Five Democratic presidential contenders supported this SC candidate. It wasn’t enough The State

Joe Biden’s South Carolina allies lay groundwork for 2020 campaign The State

In CNN town hall, Cory Booker fields questions from South Carolina Democrats The Post and Courier

It’s ‘Boot-Edge-Edge.’ And He’s Making Waves in Democratic Presidential Race. The New York Times

Bill to create forfeiture database in SC passes House AP

Community seeks answers after SC fifth-grader dies following a fight at school The Post and Courier



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