State House Daybook: March 5, 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 gavels in at 10:00 a.m. Watch live here.  Calendar.  Journal


Combined meeting schedule

9:00 a.m. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.922 and H.4262, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m. Senate Education Subcommittee on S.556, Gressette Room 408, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m. Senate Finance Committee, Gressette Room 105, Agenda AvailableLive Broadcast

9:00 a.m. House 3-M Subcommittee IV, Social Services, Mental Health and Children's Affairs, Blatt Room 427, Agenda Available

9:00 a.m. House Business, Commerce, and Administration Subcommittee of the Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee, Blatt Room 321, Agenda Available

9:30 a.m. House General Laws Subcommittee on H.4799, Blatt Room 516, Agenda Available

9:30 a.m. House Invitations and Memorial Resolutions Committee, Blatt Room 505

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

10:00 a.m. Senate Education Subcommittee on H.3351, Gressette Room 407, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m. Senate Fish, Game and Forestry Subcommittee on S.869 and H.5062, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available

10:00 a.m. Senate Transportation Subcommittee on S.906 and S.1140, Gressette Room 307, 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. House Ways and Means Committee on H.5136, Blatt Room 521, Agenda AvailableLive Broadcast



11:15 a.m.  Gov. Henry McMaster will join S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ) Director Freddie Pough to visit and tour SCDJJ facilities and speak with members of the media about recent reforms made at the agency. SCDJJ headquarters, 4900 Broad River Road, Columbia, S.C.




South Carolina Lede

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Legislative Update

SC governor, lawmakers push 12 weeks of paid family leave for state employees The State

After 8 weeks of debate, SC Senate OKs huge education bill AP

After eight weeks of gridlock, SC Senate to send House its education bill The State

After 8 weeks of debate, SC senators pass bill that aims to start fixing K-12 education The Post and Courier 

Trump campaign launching TV ad in South Carolina after North Charleston rally The Post and Courier 

Black voters, ‘Whole Foods moms’ and an anti-Trump base: Biden builds coalition that could boost Democrats in November The Washington Post

Taxpayers likely on hook for $4.5 million Jasper Co. cleanup. Could it happen again? The Island Packet

SC health agency asks 49 people to monitor for coronavirus symptoms as COVID-19 spreads The Post and Courier

Fentanyl trafficking isn’t a crime under SC law. But it soon might be. The Post and Courier 

York County region schools, college prepare for potential SC coronavirus cases The Herald

Coronavirus Containment Is ‘Unlikely Outcome’ as Spread Grows World-Wide 


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