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May 4 Legislative Report

May 04, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The Senate Finance Constitutional and Criminal Justice Subcommittee, chaired by Sens. Michael Fair and David Thomas, met on Tuesday to review agency provisos.  

The Full Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Larry Martin, met on Tuesday.
Favorable report:
H. 3400 Child support
H. 5026 Administrative Law Court

Favorable report as amended:
H. 4699 Increase in number of at-large circuit court judges
H. 3757 Human Trafficking
H. 3676 Community Land Trust Act

Carried over:
S. 934 Special purpose districts
H. 3543 Bench warrants

Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee heard testimony from Henry Gene McCaskill on his appointment as a S.C. Workers' Compensation Commissioner.  

The Sentencing Reform Oversight Committee, chaired by Sen. Gerald Malloy, met Thursday.

Other News
House and Senate introductions are available online. The following are a number of bills of interest that were introduced last week:

H. 5208 Property Tax exemptions
S. 1495 Structures

Questions related to legislation can be directed to Kali Campbell Turner at (803) 799 6653, ext. 170 or Additional information can be found at

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