Third Reading and Sent to the House S.7 -- Tort Claims: A bill to increase the limits from a loss, under the Tort Claims Act, from a single occurrence for persons to five hundred thousand dollars and total sum arising out of a single occurrence to one million dollars. Additionally, a party who files an offer of judgement shall be allowed to recover administrative, filing or other court costs, and eight percent interest on the amount of the verdict from the date of the offer.
Third Reading and Sent to the House S.530 -- Consolidated Procurement Code A bill to update the Consolidated Procurement Code. The update clarifies that the notification shall occur to the Director of the Division of Procurement Services; further define terms such as “information technology,” “information resources,” “database,” “software,” and more; provide that a business day does not mean Saturday, Sunday nor state or federal holiday; provide use of ‘public funds;’ and oth
Third Reading and Sent to the House S.105 – Cruelty to Animals: A bill to provide every four years magistrates and municipal court judges must receive at least two hours of instruction on issues concerning animal cruelty. The legal education must be determined by the South Carolina Court Administration at the direction of the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court. To provide that it is unlawful to tether a dog in a manner in which the dog is unattended for more th