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May 25 Legislative Report

May 29, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Rep. Brian White, met on Wednesday.
Favorable Report:
S. 429 Uniform Principal and Income Act
S. 1331 S.C. Research Authority Board Changes
S. 1134 Capital Improvement Bond Authorization Changes for Williamsburg Tech.
S. 1100 Capital Project Sales Act Expansion to Include Dredging
S. 1176 Assessors, Auditors, Treasurers, and Tax Collectors "Clean-Up" Bill

Favorable Report as amended:
S. 1167 Tax Increment Financing Law Changes
S. 1409 Tax Credit Changes

Thursday, May 24, 2012
The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Delleney, met Thursday.   
Favorable Report:
S. 1329 Dept. of Probation, Parole and Pardon

Favorable Report as amended:
S. 1099 Hearings fees of Juvenile parole board members

Adjourned Debate:
S. 10 Commission on Streamlining Government
S. 1037 Wrongful Conviction and Imprisonment

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, chaired by Sen. Luke Rankin, met Thursday.
Favorable Report:
H. 3209 Domestic abuse

Favorable Report as amended:
H. 3130 Sexting

Other News
The following Judicial Candidates were elected by the General Assembly on Wednesday:
Judge of the Family Court, Tenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 2 - Karen F. Ballenger
Judge of the Family Court, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Seat 3 -Robert E. Newton

H. 4813 Appropriation Bill was passed by the Senate on Thursday.

House and Senate introductions are available online.

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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