State House Daybook: Jan. 22, 2020


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The House amended and passed several education bills. H. 3257, would require students in middle school in high school complete courses on mental health and wellness. H. 3199 would add information about student loans to financial literacy classes high school students take. H. 4403 amends harassment bullying procedures to responding to intimidation and bullying. Districts must adopt a policy for victims and perpetrators.  H. 4076 to ombudsman to help understand student loans. H. 4404 addresses nursing shortage to help provide an easier pathway for veterans who wish to transition from military medics into civilian nursing to obtain a degree. H. 3695. H. 4202 certificate of foreign birth. Bill will allow south Carolina child born abroad to receive a certificate of foreign birth. H.4811 wingwalls as erosion control devices.  H. 4504 regulating waste tire facility. Would prevent waste tire facilities that are under suspension from taking on more tires while under investigation.

House Speaker Jay Lucas said members wouldn’t be in for long Wednesday since the chamber would be getting prepared for Gov. Henry McMaster’s State of the State address that evening.


The Senate gavels in at 12:00 p.m. Watch live hereCalendarJournal.


The House gavels in at 2:00 p. m. Watch live here.  Calendar.  Journal


Combined meeting schedule

8:30 a.m. House Ways and Means Transportation and Regulatory Subcommittee, Blatt Room 318, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m. House L.C.I. Business License Fees Ad Hoc Subcommittee on H.4431, Blatt Room 403, Agenda Available Live Broadcast

9:00 a.m. Senate Family & Veterans' Services Subcommittee on S.680, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.1018, Gressette Room 105, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

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

10:00 a.m. Senate Transportation Subcommittee on S.723, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m. The Conversation with the Conservationists, Gressette Room 105, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

10:00 a.m. House Ways and Means Public Education and Special Schools Subcommittee, Blatt Room 521, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m. House Ways and Means Higher Education Subcommittee, Blatt Room 321, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m. House Ways and Means Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Blatt Room 305, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m. House Ways and Means Healthcare Subcommittee, Blatt Room 108, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m. House Ways and Means Economic Development and Natural Resources Subcommittee, Blatt Room 317, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m. House Ways and Means Constitutional Subcommittee, Blatt Room 511, Agenda Available

11:00 a.m. Senate Banking and Insurance Subcommittee, Gressette Room 408, Agenda Available

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

12:30 p.m. House Wildlife Subcommittee (Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Blatt Room 410, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

1:00 p.m. House E.P.W. Full Committee on S.35 and H.4760. Blatt Room 433, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

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

Immediately upon adjournment of the House Ways and Means Transportation and Regulatory Subcommittee, Blatt Room 318, Agenda Available



7:00 p.m. Gov. Henry McMaster delivers his State of the State address. Watch live on SCETV, listen on South Carolina Public Radio or watch online at 



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Legislative Update

Santee Cooper lawsuit over failed SC nuclear project booted back to state court The Post and Courier

SC bill to make alcohol delivery and curbside pick up legal moves forward The State

Former Govs. Huckabee, Walker coming to SC to push for balanced budget amendment The Post and Courier

‘Squad’ member headed to SC to campaign for 2020 hopeful The State

Mick Mulvaney to headline ALEC event honoring SC Rep. Alan Clemmons The State

While 2020 candidates marched in Columbia, Cory Booker thanked his SC staff on MLK Day The Post and Courier 

South Carolina senators suggesting education bill changes AP

SC had the 2nd-lowest unemployment rate nationwide in November, federal agency says Greenville News 

Steyer courts black voters in South Carolina, amid surprising surge in the polls FOX News 

Vice President Mike Pence to speak at Citadel Republican Society on Feb. 13 in Charleston The Post and Courier



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