THIS WEEK AT THE STATEHOUSE

April 27-29, 2021

 

LEGISLATION

Bills update 2021: what passed and what to watch

April 9, 2021

H.3096 would allow lawful gun owners to carry their handgun – either concealed or openly – without the need for a concealed weapons permit (CWP).

April 9, 2021

This joint resolution would authorize the issuance of $550 million in general obligation bonds – to be paid back by taxpayers with interest – for a number of “infrastructure” improvements at the Port of Charleston.

April 9, 2021

This bill would repeal the law requiring the House and Senate budget-writing committees (House Ways and Means, Senate Finance committees) to hold joint, public hearings on the governor’s proposed state spending plan.

April 9, 2021

This bill would pay each member of the Lee County Transportation Committee (CTC) $100 for each meeting attended, for up to fifteen meetings. This bill would also make the legislative delegation chairman an ex-officio, non-voting member of the CTC, although it does not prohibit that lawmaker from receiving payments for attending meetings.

April 9, 2021

This bill would direct the Agency Head Salary Commission to come up with new salary recommendations for the following state officials: the Secretary of State, the State Treasurer, the Attorney General, the Comptroller General, the Superintendent of Education, the Adjutant General, and the Commissioner of Agriculture.

April 9, 2021

This joint resolution would provide immunity to businesses, nonprofits, state agencies and healthcare facilities from covid-related lawsuits if they adhere to public health guidance, defined roughly as any applicable guidance from state or federal public health agencies.

April 9, 2021

This bill (S.499) would establish that the House speaker and Senate president, on behalf of their respective bodies, have an “unconditional right” to intervene in a court action that challenges: the validity of an election law, an election policy the manner in which an election is conducted

April 9, 2021

This bill would clarify that execution by electrocution is the default method for death row inmates, and that another option may only be chosen if it is available.

April 9, 2021

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act

 

LEGISLATIVE NEWS