LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

End of 2021 Legislative Session Update

 

PASSED AND SIGNED INTO LAW

The Senate and the House passed this historic pro-life legislation in record time this year! From the beginning to Governor McMaster signing the bill into law, it took six weeks. This is huge! Unsurprisingly the Democrats and Planned Parenthood sued. But our strong Attorney General Alan Wilson is committed to the unborn and is handling the suit in the courts.

PASSED AND SIGNED INTO LAW

This bill passed both chambers and the Governor has pledged to sign it into law. Once that happens, this will be the most pro-Second Amendment legislation in the history of our state!

PASSED AND SIGNED INTO LAW

This bill is just one of several election reform bills that were introduced this legislative session. Speaker Jay Lucas led the charge on H. 3444. It passed both chambers and is set to be signed into law soon. It will require all the county election commissions to fall under the state election commission, meaning the rules and procedures to vote in Georgetown County will be the same in York–everyone will operate under the same rules. This is a huge improvement!

PASSED ONE CHAMBER

This bill would deem religious services as "essential" to allow their continued operation in any future state of emergency. It passed the House and is waiting for subcommittee assignment in the Senate. This bill's current status means when the legislators come back in 2022, it only has to pass the Senate–they can pick up where they left off.

LOOKING TO NEXT TIME

The House version of the Save Women's Sports Act failed to get out of committee, so it's being introduced on the Senate side. Even though legislators have wrapped up for 2021, they can hit the ground running in 2022–we just need to let them know we want this passed and signed into law.

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