State House Daybook: March 7, 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 Family & Veterans' Services Child Welfare Subcommittee on S.189S.498 and S.531, 207 Gressette, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m., Senate Corrections and Penology Committee, Gressette Room 209, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m., Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Regulation Subcommittee, Gressette Room 307, Agenda Available

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

9:00 a.m., House Ways and Means Committee, Blatt Room 110, Agenda Available

9:30 a.m., Senate Legislative Oversight Subcommittee, Gressette Room 408, Agenda Available

9:30 a.m., Senate Finance K-12 Education Subcommittee, Gressette Room 407, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m., Senate Medical Affairs Committee, Gressette Room 308, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

10:00 a.m., Senate Family & Veterans' Services - Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on S.552H.3180 and H.3438, 207 Gressette, Agenda Available

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

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

1:00 p.m., Senate Finance Higher Education Subcommittee Budget Hearings, Gressette Room 308, Agenda Available

30 minutes after adjournment of the House, Legislative Ethics Committee, Blatt Room 511, Agenda Available

15 minutes after the House adjourns, SC House Tax Policy Review Committee, Blatt Room 516, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast



12:00 p.m., Lt. Gov. Evette will speak at the Spartanburg Kiwanis Club meeting, The Piedmont Club, 361 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, S.C.

1:00 p.m.,  Gov. McMaster will speak at the Rotary Club of Camden meeting, 2029 West DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C.

 2:00 p.m.,  Gov. McMaster will tour an economic development site, 1291 Commerce Drive, Lugoff, S.C.

6:45 p.m., Lt. Gov. Evette will attend the Piedmont Women’s Center Banquet for Life, Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Drive, Greenville, S.C.



South Carolina Lede

Episodes of This Week In South Carolina 

Legislative Update

Democrats set convention date in early-voting South Carolina AP

Education reform bill passes South Carolina House after bitter debate about class sizes The Greenville News

South Carolina House passes massive education overhaul bill AP

SC House overwhelmingly approves education overhaul bill The Post and Courier

SC House passes education overhaul, while one senator works to tear it up and start over The State

S.C. House overwhelmingly passes education reform bill WLTX

Senators make changes to South Carolina education overhaul AP

Anonymous mailer attacking Statehouse medical marijuana bill arriving in SC mailboxes The Post and Courier

‘The devil you know.’ SC residents are selling family members into the sex trade The State

SC lawmakers kill bill to extend voter registration at urging of GOP party chairman Charlotte Observer

SC politicians, lobbyists and more owe $2.4M in ethics fines, but many will never pay The State

Could NC and SC ever become one state? And could they ever reunite? Curious SC found out The Island Packet

Lawmakers alter sentencing-reform bill after complaints AP



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