May 23, 2017 •
South Carolina Special Legislative Session to Begin Today
South Carolina lawmakers scheduled a three-day special legislative session before adjourning the regular session on May 11. The special session is expected to begin today.
Because state law requires it, House Speaker Jay Lucas will gavel it in but then likely adjourn an empty chamber.
He encouraged House members not to return for the session because there is no budget compromise to consider. He plans to call House members back when the budget panel, consisting of members from both chambers of the Legislature, has taken the time to complete its work and reach an agreement.
The 46 members of the Senate are expected to be present for the special session, as Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman has not indicated anything to the contrary.
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