- Determining best method for the long-term funding of road and bridge infrastructure needs.
- Restructuring SC DOT to eliminate waste and inefficiencies while restoring confidence.
- Transforming K-12 education to address the Abbeville Supreme Court ruling while bringing 21st Century education to all students.
- Providing financial aid to flood victims, including farmers who are being driven out of business.
- Tackling tax reform in a meaningful way. Lower the state income tax rate providing tax relief for citizens while being more competitive with our neighboring states.
- Determining the costly investment failures at the SC Retirement system and fix them.
- Updating SC's antiquated eminent domain law to better protect citizens.
- Protecting the 2nd Amendment and pass concealed weapons (CWP) reciprocity with Georgia.
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Legislative Update – February 1, 2016
H.4593 DONALD TRUMP UNWELCOME Rep. King
A resolution stating that the Members of the House of Representatives disapprove of Donald Trump's comments and, further, that he is not welcome in South Carolina.
H.4628SECOND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION ACT Rep. Hicks
Prohibits the use of public funds, people, or property to enforce any form of regulation relating to firearm ownership, use, or possession.
H.4629 WOMAN'S ULTRASOUND RIGHT TO KNOW ACT Rep. Hicks
H.4634 DISMEMBERMENT ABORTIONS Rep. Hicks
Establishes requirements before entities can exercise eminent domain.
This joint resolution provides that, beginning July 1, 2017, the State Fiscal Accountability Authority shall transfer the state's public four-year institutions of higher learning to a not-for-profit organization for the purpose of operating them as private rather than public institutions.
This bill revises the General Assembly's mandatory sine die adjournment date to provide for the General Assembly to adjourn each year by the first Thursday in May instead of the first Thursday in June. The legislation makes provisions for the legislature to engage in the state government budgeting process every other year rather than annually by requiring the General Assembly to enact, beginning with its 2017 session, a biennial state general appropriations act that spans two fiscal years. Under the legislation, the General Assembly retains the authority to approve supplemental appropriations bills and capital reserve fund appropriations in both even-numbered and odd-numbered years.