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South Carolina Legislative Report - April 5, 2013

April 5, 2013 

 

On the Floor

General Assembly Returns

After a two week furlough, the Senate and the House of Representatives will reconvene on Tuesday, April 9 at noon.  The Senate Finance Committee will continue to take testimony and formulate the annual appropriations bill.  In addition, Senate Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee will hear from Health and Human Services Director Tony Keck and a Medical Affairs Subcommittee will take up S. 568 regarding revisions to the Certificate of Need program. In the House, government restructuring, ethics reform and utility theft protection legislation are up for consideration on the floor and in committee

In The News

Why Sanford vs. Colbert Busch Could Be Competitive

Former Gov. Mark Sanford won a runoff election this week, securing the Republican nomination for South Carolina’s First Congressional District. He will face the Democratic nominee, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, in a May 7 general election. 

Colbert Busch hits campaign trail, responds to comments from Sanford

The race for Congress is heating up. Thursday afternoon the Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch stopped by the Harvest Health and Rehab Center on Johns Island to share her views with seniors.

From the time she was named winner of the Democratic primary for Senator Tim Scott's former congressional seat, Elizabeth Colbert Busch has hit the ground running. 

SC Treasurer, state retirement commission battle over $50M

The commission that manages the state’s $26 billion retirement fund voted to invest $50 million on Thursday, but state Treasurer Curtis Loftis is refusing to sign the check. 

Meetings

Monday, April 8th  

  • 10:00 am -- Blatt Room 112 -- Education Oversight Committee Cyclical Review of the Accountability System
  • 1:00 pm -- Blatt Room 433 -- Full Education Oversight Committee

Tuesday, April 9th

  • 2:00 pm -- Gressette Room 209 -- Joint Legislative Committee to Screen Candidates for College and University Boards of Trustees
  • 1½ hours after the House adjourns -- Blatt Room 521 -- Ways and Means General Government, Personnel and Benefits Subcommittee
  • 1½ hours after the House adjourns -- Blatt Room 108 -- Ways and Means Licenses, Fees, Insurance Tax and Other Charges Subcommittee
  • 2:30 pm or 1½ hours after the House adjourns -- Blatt Room 403 -- L.C.I. Insurance Subcommittee
  • 2:30 pm -- Blatt Room 427 -- 3-M Subcommittee I, Health and Environmental Affairs
  • 2:30 pm or 1½ hours after the House adjourns -- Blatt Room 516 -- Full Judiciary Committee
  • Upon adjournment of the Insurance Subcommittee -- Blatt Room 403 -- L.C.I. Health Insurance Subcommittee
  • Upon adjournment of the Health Insurance Subcommittee -- Blatt Room 403 -- L.C.I. Real Estate Subcommittee
  • 3:00 pm -- Gressette Rooms 308 and 207 -- Judiciary Committee
  • 3:00 pm -- Gressette Room 105 -- Finance Committee

Wednesday, April 10th

  • 8:30 am -- Blatt Room 433 -- E.P.W. K-12 Subcommittee
  • 9:00 am -- Blatt Room 427 -- 3-M Subcommittee VI, Other Occupational Regulation and Licensing Boards
  • 9:00 am -- Blatt Room 403 -- L.C.I. Business and Commerce Subcommittee
  • 9:00 am -- Blatt Room 516 -- Judiciary General Laws Subcommittee
  • 9:00 am -- Gressette Room 406 -- Judiciary Subcommittee
  • 9:00 am -- Gressette Room 209 -- K-12 Education Subcommittee
  • 9:00 am -- Gressette Room 207 -- Finance Criminal Justice Subcommittee Budget Hearing
  • 9:00 am -- Gressette Room 307 -- Fish, Game and Forestry Subcommittee
  • 9:30 am -- Gressette Room 408 -- Banking and Insurance Subcommittee
  • 9:30 am -- Gressette Room 105 -- Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee Budget Hearings
  • 10:00 am -- Gressette Room 209 -- L.C.I. Labor and Employment Subcommittee
  • 11:00 am -- Gressette Room 408 -- Judiciary Subcommittee
  • 11:00 am -- Gressette Room 308 -- Banking and Insurance Committee
  • 30 minutes after the House adjourns -- Blatt Room 433 -- E.P.W. Transportation Subcommittee
  • 1½ hours after the House adjourns -- Blatt Room 523 -- Ways and Means Sales and Income Tax Subcommittee
  • 1½ hours after the House adjourns -- Blatt Room 321 -- Ways and Means Economic Development, Capital Improvement and Other Taxes Subcommittee
  • 2:30 pm or 1½ hours after the House adjourns -- Blatt Room 403 -- L.C.I. Public Utilities Subcommittee
  • Upon adjournment of the Public Utilities Subcommittee -- Blatt Room 403 -- L.C.I. Banking and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee

Thursday, April 11th

  • 9:00 am -- Blatt Room 403 -- Full Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee
  • 9:00 am -- Blatt Room 516 -- Judiciary Criminal Laws Subcommittee
  • 9:00 am -- Blatt Room 427 -- 3-M Subcommittee IV, Military and Public Affairs
  • 9:00 am -- Gressette Room 105 -- Finance Special Subcommittee
  • 9:00 am -- Gressette Room 308 -- Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee
  • 9:30 am -- Gressette Room 207 -- Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  • 9:30 am -- Gressette Room 407 -- Medical Affairs Subcommittee
  • 9:30 am -- Gressette Room 209 -- Judiciary Subcommittee
  • 2:00 pm -- Gressette Room 207 -- Hunley Commission 
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