State House Daybook: March 6, 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 AvailableLive Broadcast

9:00 a.m., Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.276S.396S.413S.534and H.3420, Gressette Room 105, Agenda AvailableLive Broadcast

9:00 a.m., House Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee, Blatt Room 318, Agenda AvailableLive Broadcast

9:00 a.m., House L.C.I. Public Utilities Subcommittee, Blatt Room 403, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m., House Ways and Means General Government Legislative Subcommittee, Blatt Room 523, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m., House Ways and Means Sales and Use Tax and Income Tax Legislative Subcommittee on H.3778, Blatt Room 521, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m., House Judiciary Criminal Laws Subcommittee on H.3322, Blatt Room 516, Agenda Available

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

10:00 a.m., Senate L.C.I. Professions and Occupations Subcommittee on S.278 and H.3732, Gressette Room 307, Agenda Available

11:00 a.m., Senate Transportation Committee on S.509, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available

11:00 a.m., Senate Banking and Insurance Subcommittee on S.133S.493S.573S.579 and S.580, Gressette Room 407, Agenda Available

11:00 a.m., Senate Education Subcommittee, Gressette Room 408, Agenda Available

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

1.5 hours after adjournment of the House, Ways and Means Committee, Blatt Room 110, Agenda Available



12:30 p.m.  Lt. Gov. Evette will speak at the National Hemophilia Foundation State Advocacy Day and Press Conference, State House lobby, Columbia, S.C.

3:00 p.m. Gov. McMaster will hold a Cabinet meeting, State House complex, room 252, Edgar Brown Building, Columbia, S.C.



Case No: 2017-001965
Hearing Time: 09:30 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 15-15-5
Case Title: The State, Respondent, v. Wallace Steve Perry, Petitioner.
Attorneys: Kerri A. Rupert, of Murphy & Grantland, PA and Chief Appellate Defender Robert M. Dudek, both of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan M. Wilson, Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General J. Benjamin Aplin and Assistant Attorney General Vann Henry Gunter, Jr., all of Columbia and Solicitor William W. Wilkins, III, of Greenville, for Respondent.
Summary: Wallace Steve Perry was convicted of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) and two counts of second-degree CSC. The court of appeals affirmed his convictions and sentences. State v. Perry, 420 S.C. 643, 803 S.E.2d 899 (2017). We granted Perry's petition for a writ of certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision. On appeal, Perry argues the trial court erred in (1) finding his stepdaughter's testimony was admissible as evidence of a common scheme or plan, and (2) allowing a doctor to improperly comment on the veracity of his daughter's testimony.

Case No: 2018-001153
Hearing Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 10-10-5
Case Title: The State, Petitioner, v. Frederick Scott Pfeiffer, Respondent.
Attorneys: Attorney General Alan Wilson, Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General S. Creighton Waters and Senior Assistant Attorney General Brian T. Petrano, all of Columbia, for Petitioner. Ralph Gleaton, of Gleaton Law Firm, PC and William G. Yarborough, III, both of Greenville, for Respondent.
Summary: The Court granted certiorari to review the court of appeals' decision in State v. Pfeiffer, Op. No. 2018-UP-130 (S.C. Ct. App. filed March 28, 2018).

Case No: 2018-000029
Hearing Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Supreme Court Courtroom
Time Limits: 10-10-5
Case Title: The State, Respondent, v. Sean Robert Kelly, Petitioner.
Attorneys: Heath P. Taylor, of Taylor Law Firm LLC, of West Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan Wilson and Assistant Attorney General William M. Blitch, Jr., both of Columbia and Solicitor Kevin S. Brackett, of York, for Respondent.
Summary: Petitioner was arrested for driving under the influence. Following the presentation of the State's case and a motion for a directed verdict by petitioner, the magistrate dismissed the case for failure to comply with S.C. Code Ann. § 56-5-2953 (2018). The circuit court affirmed the magistrate's dismissal, but the court of appeals reversed and remanded the case to the magistrate for a new trial. This Court granted certiorari to review whether the court of appeals erred by failing to hold that the decisions of the lower courts were not appealable on Double Jeopardy grounds.



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