State House Daybook: March 5, 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 2:00 p.m. Watch live hereCalendarJournal.


The House gavels in at 12:00 p.m. Watch live here.  Calendar.  Journal


Combined meeting schedule

9:00 a.m., Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m., House Healthcare and Regulatory Subcommittee of the Legislative Oversight Committee, Blatt Room 321, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

10:00 a.m., House Executive Subcommittee of the Legislative Oversight Committee, Blatt Room 317, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

10:00 a.m., SC Legislative Black Caucus, Blatt Room 427

11:00 a.m., Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax Subcommittee Meeting, Gressette Room 308, Agenda Available

11:00 a.m., House Minority Caucus, Blatt Room 305

12:00 p.m., Senate Transportation Subcommittee, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available

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

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

2:30 p.m. or 1.5 hours after the House adjourns, whichever is later, House Judiciary Special Laws Subcommittee on H.3273and H.3602, Blatt Room 516, Agenda Available

2:30 pm or 1.5 hours after the House adjourns, whichever is later, 3-M Committee, Blatt Room 427, Agenda Available

1.5 hours after the House adjourns, E.P.W. Committee on H.3357H.3759H.3789H.3936 and H.3952, Blatt Room 433, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

Upon adjournment of the Senate, Select Committee on Santee Cooper, Gressette Room 105, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast



9:00 a.m. Gov. McMaster will hold a meeting of the State Fiscal Accountability Authority, State House complex, room 252, Edgar Brown Building, Columbia, S.C.



Case No: 2016-001710
Hearing Time: 09:30 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 15-15-5
Case Title: Andrew P. Neumayer, Respondent, v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company, Primary Colors Child Care Center, Jocelyn Knox DeMartelare, and Asia N. Partman, Defendants, Of Whom Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company is the Appellant.
Attorneys: Phillip E. Reeves, of Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA, of Greenville, Curtis W. Dowling and Matthew G. Gerrald, both of Barnes Alford Stork & Johnson, LLP, of Columbia, for Appellant. Gerald Eugene Reardon, of Law Office of Jerry Reardon, of Columbia and Blake A. Hewitt of Bluestein Thompson Sullivan LLC, of Columbia, for Respondent.
Summary: In this insurance dispute, we address whether the circuit court erred in holding the policy's notice provision void under South Carolina law, and in doing so, finding coverage available despite the insured's failure to notify the insurer.

Case No: 2018-000621
Hearing Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 10-10-5
Case Title: Vivian B. Cromwell, et al  
Attorneys: James Atkinson Bruorton IV, and Timothy J.W. Muller, both of Rosen Rosen & Hagood, LLC, of Charleston; and Wallace K. Lightsey, of Wyche Law Firm, of Greenville, all for Petitioner. Michael A. Timbes, and Thomas J. Rode, both of Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes, PA, of Charleston, for Respondent.
Summary: The Court granted certiorari to review the Court of Appeals' decision in Cromwell v. Brisbane, Op. No. 2018-UP-062 (S.C. Ct. App. filed Feb. 7, 2018). Petitioner asserts the Court of Appeals erred in (1) finding Petitioner did not preserve the Master-in-Equity's errors for appellate review; and (2) affirming the Master's ruling that an oral bid by the bidder's attorney in a partition sale is legally insufficient unless a written contract sufficient to satisfy the statute of frauds is put in evidence at or prior to the sale.

Case No: 2018-000753
Hearing Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 15-15-5
Case Title: The State, Petitioner, v. Robert Jared Prather, Respondent.
Attorneys: Attorney General Alan Wilson, Deputy Attorney General Donald J. Zelenka, Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Melody J. Brown, Assistant Attorney General J. Anthony Mabry, Assistant Attorney General Susannah R. Cole, all of Columbia and Solicitor S. R. Hubbard, III, of Lexington, for Petitioner. Elizabeth Anne Franklin-Best, of Columbia, for Respondent.
Summary: Robert Jared Prather was convicted of murder and strong arm robbery. The court of appeals reversed and remanded for a new trial. State v. Prather, 422 S.C. 96, 810 S.E.2d 419 (Ct. App. 2017). The Court granted certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision that the trial court abused its discretion by admitting improper reply testimony and that the admission of such testimony was not harmless.



South Carolina Lede

Episodes of This Week In South Carolina 

Legislative Update

Gowdy says Congress hearings an ‘unmitigated failure,’ including his Clinton panel The State

Two Dorchester school districts a study in contrasts, debate continues on combining them The Post and Courier

Citadel yearbook photo of cadets in KKK robes creates lifetime of justifications, regret The Post and Courier

SC lawmaker accused of maneuvering himself into top state job gives up nomination The State

National database seeks to protect hundreds of black burial grounds in South Carolina The Post and Courier

State House Republicans can keep records secret from public, SC judge rules The State

Winner claims $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot after long delay, SC Lottery says The State

She’s back: How Nikki Haley is ramping up her profile after leaving UN The Post and Courier

Union has ‘serious concerns’ about ex-SC Gov. Nikki Haley joining Boeing’s board The Post and Courier

SC lawmakers, law enforcement officers seek stronger gun control for repeat offenders The State

Federal law enforcement continues to monitor SCANA and lawsuits The Post and Courier

Lawyer: Ex-SCANA officials ‘whitewashed,’ lied about defects at failed nuclear plant The State

For 15 years, SC kids have picked cotton on a school trip. Now, it’s viral. What changed? The Post and Courier 

Latest Navy ship USS Charleston commissioned as part of reinvigorated US fleet The Post and Courier

Secretive groups spent millions on SC elections last year The Post and Courier

Solar advocates now turning eye to Senate Index-Journal

Circus clown who ran for Congress dies in South Carolina AP

Cunningham asks Senate to close ‘Charleston loophole’ that allowed Dylann Roof to buy gun The Post and Courier 

Cory Booker campaigns in Greenville County: Key takeaways from the candidate's visit Greenville News

What is the ‘Jim Clyburn model?’ It’s the foundation of Cory Booker’s SC strategy The State

Reparations surfaced before in a South Carolina Democratic race. It didn’t go so well. The Post and Courier

Sherrod Brown talks jobs, healthcare and unions in SC stops The Post and Courier

2020 Democrat pitches ‘dignity’ of unions, higher minimum wage in SC campaign stop The State 

To stick out from 2020 pack, Cory Booker goes beyond SC’s big cities early The Post and Courier

Plan to remove a hazardous chemical from the Congaree River is back on track The State

Offshore seismic testing for oil and gas deadline triggers SC request for injunction The Post and Courier

SC looking for ways to cope with needs, influx of new wave of veterans The Post and Courier



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