March 15 Legislative Report

March 15, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Senate meetings cancelled.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Senate Finance Criminal Justice Subcommittee, chaired by Sen. Michael Fair, met Wednesday. Budget presentations were given by the Administrative Law Court (Judge Ralph K. "Tripp" Anderson III, Chief Administrative Law Judge), S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense (Patton Adams, Executive Director, and Hugh Ryan, Deputy Director and General Counsel) and the S.C.Commission on Prosecution Coordination (David Ross, Executive Director).

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, chaired by Sen. Brad Hutto, met Wednesday.
Favorable Report:
S.296 Vandalism of Places of Worship

Favorable report as amended:
S.8 Patrol Canine Team. Britton All of the Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office testified on the bill.
S.284 Human Trafficking Resource Hotline
H.3248 Financial Transaction Card Crime

Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.176, chaired by Sen. Shane Martin, met Thursday.
Favorable Report:
S. 176 Magistrates Court

House and Senate introductions are available online. The following are a number of bills of interest that were introduced last week:
H. 3802
H. 3804
S. 509
S. 520
S. 528

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*bolding indicates S.C. Bar membership