May 18 Legislative Report

May 18, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on H. 4798, chaired by Sen. Cleary, met on Tuesday.
Favorable Report as amended:
H. 4798 Municipal Court trials. Josh Rhodes of the S.C. Association of Counties testified on the bill.    

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on H. 3274, chaired by Sen. Shoopman, met on Wednesday.
Favorable Report as amended:
H. 3274 Ejectment of tenant

The House Judiciary Criminal Laws Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Bruce Bannister, met on Wednesday.
Favorable Report:
S. 1246 Cruelty to animals. Britton Hawk testified on the bill.

Favorable Report as amended:
S. 45 Bond reconsideration. David Ross of the S.C. Commission on Prosecution Coordination testified on this bill.

Other News
The Senate continues to debate the 2012-2013 budget.  

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

H. 5285 June 2012 Primary Ballot
S. 1534 Filing of a Statement of Economic Interest
S. 1539 South Carolina Electronic Notary Public Act

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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