January 18 Legislative Report
January 18, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The House Ways and Means Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Mike Pitts, met Tuesday. The Judicial Department budget was presented by Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The House Ways and Means Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Mike Pitts, met Wednesday. Budget presentations were given by the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services and Commission on Indigent Defense. Representing South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense were Patton Adams, Executive Director, and Hugh Ryan, Deputy Director and General Counsel.
The House Judiciary Criminal Laws Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. David Weeks, met Wednesday.
H. 3247 Relating to General Sessions Court
The House Judiciary Election and Ethics Laws Subcommittee met Wednesday.
H. 3298 Election Filing Reform
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Jenny Horne, met Thursday.
H. 3163 Freedom of Information Act
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.22, S. 28, chaired by Sen. Shane Massey, met Thursday.
Favorable report as amended:
S. 28 Restructuring Act of 2013
House and Senate introductions are available online. The following are a number of bills of interest that were introduced last week:
H. 3316 Bond forfeitures
H. 3322 Mortgage payments
H. 3329 Magistrate Court jurisdiction
H. 3341 Property tax reimbursements
H. 3342 Bench warrants for failure to appear
H. 3346 Murder sentencing
H. 3347 Murder offense
H. 3348 Assault and battery offenses
H. 3349 Testimony
H. 3361 Domestic abuse
H. 3366 Medical information disclosure
S. 222 Parole hearings
S. 234 Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act
S. 235 Magistrate Judge appointments
S. 241 Magistrate vacancies
Questions related to legislation can be directed to Kali Campbell Turner at (803) 799 6653, ext. 170 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be found at http://www.scstatehouse.gov/.
*bolding indicates S.C. Bar membership