State House Daybook: Jan. 29, 2020


State House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. 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 2:00 p.m. Watch live here.  Calendar.  Journal


Combined meeting schedule

8:30 a.m. Senate Finance Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Gressette Room 307, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m. Joint Bond Review Committee, Gressette Room 105, Agenda AvailableLive Broadcast

9:00 a.m. House Ways and Means Transportation and Regulatory Subcommittee, Blatt Room 318, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m. House Public Utilities Subcommittee of the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, Blatt Room 403, Agenda Available

9:30 a.m. House Agricultural Subcommittee on H.4209, Blatt Room 410, Live Broadcast

9:30 a.m. Senate Family & Veterans' Services Subcommittee on S.1017 and S.1027, Gressette Room 209, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m. Senate Finance K-12 Budget Subcommittee, Gressette Room 407, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m. Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Environmental Subcommittee on S.868 and H.4811, Gressette Room 408, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m. Senate Rules Committee, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available

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 Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Blatt Room 305, Agenda Available

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

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

10:30 a.m. House Ways and Means Economic Development and Natural Resources Subcommittee, Blatt Room 317, Agenda Available

10:30 a.m. House Ways and Means Higher Education Subcommittee, Blatt Room 321, Agenda Available

11:00 a.m. House Environmental Affairs I Subcommittee (Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs) on H.4945, Blatt Room 410, Live Broadcast​

11:00 a.m. Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, Gressette Room 308, Agenda Available

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

11:00 a.m. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.983 and S.1002, Gressette Room 105, Agenda AvailableLive Broadcast

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

12:30 p.m. House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee on H.4209H.4737H.4831H.4936H.4945 and H.5018, Blatt Room 410, Live Broadcast

1:00 p.m. House E.P.W. Full Committee on H.4753, Blatt Room 433, Agenda AvailableLive Broadcast

1:00 p.m. House 3-M Subcommittee I, Health and Environmental Affairs, Blatt Room 427, Agenda Available

1:00 p.m. House Judiciary Criminal Laws Subcommittee on S.18 and H.3708, Blatt Room 516, Agenda Available

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




12:30 p.m. Lt. Gov. Evette will speak to the Summerville Rotary Club, Sticky Fingers, 1200 N Main Street, Summerville, S.C.



South Carolina Lede

Episodes of This Week In South Carolina 

Legislative Update

White supremacist appeals death penalty in church massacre AP

Democrat Joe Cunningham punches back at GOP attacks in first 2020 campaign ad The Post and Courier 

Mayor Terence Roberts endorses Pete Buttigieg for president Independent Mail

SC absentee ballots could get early count to prevent late election night cliffhangers The Post and Courier 

Iowa’s 2020 polls are all over the map. But in SC, one candidate has a strong lead The State 

Bill allowing beer sales with curbside groceries moves on AP

National Action Network protests hiring of Elliott Summey as new Charleston airport CEO The Post and Courier 

Ratepayers fight back against utility’s proposed rate hike AP

Carolina Panthers 'expected to return' to Wofford for training camp, report says WYFF

'A common-sense step': Pickens school district shifts start times for middle, high schools Greenville News

SC investigating several people over coronavirus concerns, although no confirmed cases Greenville News

Greenville passes hate crime law, including potential restitution Greenville News

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg’s ‘State of the City’ looks at the next four years The Post and Courier 

Charleston police disproportionately pull over black drivers. Here’s the plan to fix it. The Post and Courier 



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