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November 19, 2021  •  

South Carolina Special Session Announced

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The South Carolina Legislature is set to convene a special session in early December to address redistricting. The House will convene on December 1, while the Senate is set to convene on December 6.

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November 16, 2021  •  

South Carolina Special Election Announced

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The president of the South Carolina Senate announced a special election to replace the late Sen. Hugh Leatherman. The primary election will occur on January 25, 2022, with runoffs, if necessary, on February 8, 2022, and the special general election […]

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September 27, 2021  •  

Senate Special Session Cancelled

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The special session of the South Carolina Senate scheduled for October 12 has been cancelled. In a letter to senators, Senate President Harvey Peeler stated the session would be unnecessary citing delays in redistricting plans and House leaders’ refusal to […]

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September 17, 2021  •  

State Senate to Convene Special Session

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The South Carolina Senate will convene for a special session on October 12. Senate President Harvey Peeler hopes to limit the session’s scope to federal COVID-19 funding and redistricting, as provided in the adjournment resolution passed in May. Leaders in […]

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The South Carolina General Assembly is set to reconvene for up to two days on June 8 to discuss appropriations bills including how to spend remaining COVID-19 relief funds as well as funds received from a Savannah River Site settlement. […]

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The South Carolina General Assembly has recessed the 2021 session on May 13, after adopting an adjournment resolution extending the 2021 session. The General Assembly has scheduled several dates throughout the month of June to reconvene for a couple of […]

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The South Carolina Ethics Commission issued an opinion finding candidates for public office may not accept campaign contributions in the form of digital cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin. Advisory Opinion 2021-001 references and adopts the reasoning of a similar opinion issued in […]

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Senate President Harvey Peeler announced he will call the Senate back to session early on September 2 to consider the impact of COVID-19 on upcoming elections. The Legislature recessed in May and was set to reconvene on September 15. Peeler […]

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On May 12, the South Carolina Legislature met to approve a resolution allowing the state to continue to spend money until the budget can be addressed later this year. In addition to the budget and any potential legislation regarding the […]

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South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas and Senate President Harvey Peeler announced the General Assembly will reconvene on May 12. The leaders made the announcement in a joint letter. The General Assembly is expected to pass bills allowing them to […]

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On April 8, the Legislature met for a single day to approve funding legislation to ensure the state can continue operating for the next fiscal year. Despite unanimous passage in the House, debate in the Senate led to an amendment […]

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The South Carolina Legislature is set to return on April 8 for a single day. The session is being called to consider a continuing resolution concerning state funding. Additionally, lawmakers will consider a resolution allowing the Legislature to adjourn sine […]

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On Sunday March 15, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has announced all county elections will be postponed until after May 1. Additionally, this announcement comes will a list of measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19. These guidelines include […]

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Gov. Henry McMaster released a budget proposal with a provision to expand state lobbying laws to cover local lobbying of county, city, and town councils. The proposal would also double the current lobbyist registration fee from $100 to $200. The […]

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