State House Daybook: March 4, 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 12:15 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 Judiciary Subcommittee on S.871S.976S.987 and H.3730, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m. House Ethics Committee, Blatt Room 511, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m. House 3-M Subcommittee III, Military, Local Government and Public Affairs, Blatt Room 427, Agenda Available

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

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

10:00 a.m. Senate Fish, Game and Forestry Committee on S.1068 and H.4831, Gressette Room 308, Agenda Available

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

11:00 a.m. Senate Transportation Committee, Gressette Room 209, Agenda Available

12:15 p.m. Senate, State House, Senate Chamber, Live Broadcast

2 p.m. or 1 hour after adjournment of the House, whichever is later 3-M Subcommittee I, Health and Environmental Affairs, Blatt Room 427, Agenda Available

1.5 hours after adjournment of the House Fiscal Year 20-21 Budget Briefing, Blatt Room 110, Agenda Available Live Broadcast

1.5 hours after adjournment of the House, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee, Blatt Room 410, Agenda AvailableLive Broadcast

1.5 hours after adjournment of the House, E.P.W. Motor Vehicles Subcommittee on S.656H.5150 and H.5261, Blatt Room 433, Agenda Available



10:40 a.m. Lt. Gov. Evette and First Lady Peggy McMaster will participate in the Alzheimer's State House Advocacy Day Press Conference, SC State House Rotunda, Columbia, S.C.

2:30 p.m. Governor Henry McMaster will join Senator Darrell Jackson and Representative Beth Bernstein for a press conference to discuss parental leave today, Tuesday, March 4 at 2:30 PM. State House, first floor lobby, Columbia, S.C. 



South Carolina Lede

Episodes of This Week In South Carolina 

Legislative Update

SC Democrats prepare to pitch earlier primary spot after 2020 success, Iowa failure The Post and Courier 

Clyburn: People were not feeling Biden before South Carolina MSNBC

SC Speaker’s renegotiation idea roils public utility sale AP

If House members opt to sell Santee Cooper, they want a better deal from NextEra The State

Here's what we know about coronavirus and its potential impact in South Carolina The Greenville News

Experts brace for coronavirus impact on Upstate manufacturing The Anderson Indepedent Mail

As coronavirus reaches Southeast, SC braces for first case of dangerous strain The Post and Courier 



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