South Carolina Legislative Report - June 28, 2013
June 28, 2013
On the Floor
This week the General Assembly convened in accordance with the Sine Die resolution to consider Governor Haley’s budget vetoes. The Governor made 81 line-item vetoes to the state budget and capital reserve fund totaling approximately $94 million in cuts to the $22.8 billion budget that takes effect on July 1, 2013.
The House of Representatives and the Senate overrode 46 vetoes and sustained 35 - cutting approximately $5 million from the budget. Included in the vetoes sustained was funding for DHECs Certificate of Need Program which governs expansion of certain healthcare facilities. DHEC Director Catherine Templeton has said that the program will be suspended for the year. To view Director Templeton’s letter please click here.
Governor’s Veto Message - Appropriations
Governor’s Veto Message – Capital Reserve Fund
Vetoes of Interest: Sustained
#20: Certification of Need Program
#49: DHHS – Non Disabled, Childless Adults Waiver
Vetoes of Interest: Overridden
#22: DHHS - Nursing Homes – Rate Increase
#44: DHEC – Nurse-Family Partnership
#55: Office of Lieutenant Governor, Funding for Caregivers
In The News
DHEC to suspend health-care facilities approval program
S.C. hospitals, nursing homes and physicians can go ahead with plans for expansion or adding services without state approval after the certificate of need program was not funded next year.
Legislature overrides 46 Haley budget vetoes
The SC legislative year is now over with a new state budget set to go into effect July 1. After Thursday’s vetting by the Senate, 35 of Gov. Haley’s budget vetoes were allowed to stand. Read more here.
Senior Democrat resigns from SC House to take federal job
One of the South Carolina Statehouse’s most prominent Democrats says he will resign his seat to take a new federal job. Read more here.