State House Daybook: March 12, 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 11:00 a.m. Watch live hereCalendarJournal.


The House is on recess. 


Combined meeting schedule

9:00 a.m. Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee on S.990S.1077 and S.1093, Gressette Room 308, Agenda AvailableLive Broadcast

9:30 a.m. Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax Subcommittee on S.577S.997S.1152S.1155 and H.4431, Gressette Room 407, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m. Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee, Gressette Room 308, Agenda AvailableLive Broadcast

10:00 a.m. Senate Finance Natural Resources and Economic Development Subcommittee, Gressette Room 307, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.1101S.1103 and H.4940, Gressette Room 105, Agenda Available, Live Broadcast

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

1:00 p.m. Senate Finance Higher Education Subcommittee, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available



7:00 a.m. Lt. Gov. Evette will attend the Officer Allen Jacobs Memorial Prayer Breakfast, Bob Jones University, 1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, S.C. 

3:00 p.m.  Gov. McMaster will attend a ribbon cutting, TireCheck, 307 E. McBee Avenue, Unit D, Greenville, S.C. 

5:30 p.m.  Gov. McMaster will speak at the Honorary Induction Ceremony for St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Poinsett Club, Greenville, S.C.



South Carolina Lede

Episodes of This Week In South Carolina 

Legislative Update

SC lawmakers renew push for amendment ensuring women have same legal protections as men The Post and Courier 

SC officials confirm 10th presumptive coronavirus case. Patient is from Lancaster County The Post and Courier

Gov. McMaster: SC not changing coronavirus plan after WHO declares ‘pandemic’ The State

Caretakers of SC’s elderly prepare for high risk of coronavirus as disease spreads The Post and Courier

SC House OKs extra money for roads, teachers and tax relief AP

WHO declares that coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic AP

SC sexual assault kit tracking system headed to McMaster’s desk for OK The Post and Courier 

Canceled: These Charleston events have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 Charleston City Paper 

Columbia, Five Points postpone St. Patrick’s Day festival The State 

Hundreds of Charleston-area students are homeless. Schools struggle to meet their needs. The Post and Courier

State agrees to ignore law on gay relationships in sex ed AP

South Carolina district closing for teachers to attend rally AP

All South Carolina and SEC games will be played in empty venues this month The State

USC cancels classes next week, courses go online following 2 weeks to battle coronavirus The Post and Courier 

Colleges cancel classes as SC reports 10th coronavirus case AP

Army identifies soldier who died after training at Fort Jackson The State

Army Corps plan for Charleston flooding won’t include home buyouts The Post and Courier



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