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May 11 Legislative Report

May 11, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S. 1512 met on Tuesday.
Favorable Report with Minority Report:
S. 1512 June 2012 primary ballot; Filing of statement of economic interest

The Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Sen. Hugh Leatherman, continues to meet on H. 4813 and H. 4814.  

The Full Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Larry Martin, met on Tuesday. The Committee heard testimony from Henry Gene McCaskill on his appointment as a S.C. Workers' Compensation Commissioner.  

Favorable report as amended:
H. 3543 Bench warrants
H. 4763 Preneed funeral contract licenses
H. 4939 Alcoholic liquors
H. 3665 License to sell or transfer pistols
S. 390 Fees for criminal records
H. 4675 Bingo, raffles and other special events
H. 5181 Town Creek precinct

Carried over:
S. 934 Special purpose districts

Recommitted to subcommittee:
H. 4821 Filing of court documents by electronic means created

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Senate General Subcommittee met on Wednesday.
Favorable Report:
H. 4516 Abuse on vulnerable adults

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on H. 4821, H. 4088 and H. 4758, chaired by Sen. Luke Rankin, met Wednesday.  Chief Justice Jean H. Toal testified on all three bills.  
Favorable report:
H. 4821 Filing of court documents by electronic means created 
H.4758 Jury Commissioners 

Carried Over:
H.4088 Magistrate Court

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.1243, chaired by Sen. Gerald Malloy, met Wednesday.   
Carried Over:
S.1243 S.C. Probate Code.  

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

H. 5216 June 2012 Primary Ballot
H. 5246 Neighborhood watch
H. 5249 Police dogs and horses
H. 5250 June 2012 Primary Ballot
S. 1516 Candidate nomination

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

*bolding indicates S.C. Bar membership