Week in Review February 17-21, 2020

February 27, 2020

 

South Carolina Senate Majority  

Weekly Legislative Summary 

 

This Week In Committee

 

Third Reading, Sent to House

 

S.867 – Absentee Ballots: A bill to provide the authority charged by law with conducting an election may examine the return-addressed envelopes containing absentee ballots beginning at 9:00 a.m. the calendar day preceding election day. The examination must be done in the presence of any watchers and election managers. The provision additionally provides update language to reflect the new voting systems with paper trails.  

 

This Week In Committee

 

Finance Committee

Santee Cooper Report:  The Senate Finance Committee, this week, heard presentations from interested parties related to the report of the Department of Administration pursuant to Act 95 of 2019 regarding the South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper), including the Department of Administration, NextEra Energy, and Dominion Energy. 

 

 

Looking Ahead to Next Week

 

Finance Committee

Santee Cooper Report:  The report of the Department of Administration pursuant to Act 95 of 2019 regarding the South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper). The Committee intends to hear from Central Electric Cooperative and Santee Cooper. 

 

Family and Veterans’ Services Committee: 

Secretary of Veterans Affairs – The Committee will hold the confirmation hearing of Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Major General (Ret) William F. Grimsley.

 

Education Committee: 

S.954 –Midlands Technical College Enterprise Campus Authority:  A bill to amend Act 189 of 2018, relating to the disposal of surplus property by Midlands Technical College Enterprise Campus Authority to permanently repeal the sunset provision.

 

As always, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help, and thank you for allowing me to serve you in Columbia.

 

 

 

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