South Carolina Senate Votes Down Ethics Bill - State and Federal Communications

February 12, 2015  •  

South Carolina Senate Votes Down Ethics Bill

Seal_of_the_Senate_of_South_CarolinaThe Senate has voted down a bill to overhaul ethics laws. Senate Bill 1 failed by a 19 to 24 vote on Wednesday, February 11.

The main issue Senators could not agree on was whether lawmakers should be involved in the process of investigating themselves. The majority of senators believed an independent panel to investigate senators’ conduct solves a problem that does not exist.

The Senate still has a chance to consider a similar version of the bill passed unanimously by the House.

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