From the Dome to Your Home

The House of Representatives met this week in regular session but concentrated work in committee and subcommittee meetings on the state budget. The Senate did not meet in statewide session, but also concentrated its work in subcommittee and committee meetings. Both the House and Senate will reconvene next week.

Criminal Justice Academy testifies at subcommittee hearing
Chief Jackie Swindler, director of the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy, testified in front of the House Ways and Means Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice budget subcommittee this week. Chief Swindler requested recurring, line item funding for the academy in the state general fund. The Municipal Association included this budget request in its 2017 Advocacy Initiatives to support the academy in its education and training of law enforcement officers. For questions about this budget item, contact Tiger Wells ( at 803.933.1270.

Hometown Legislative Action Day 2017
Hometown Legislative Action Day is Wednesday, February 1, at the Marriott in Columbia. Registration and hotel information are available now. The preregistration deadline was Wednesday, but onsite registration will be available. Read the City Connect blog post and listen to the City Quick Connect podcast to get details on sessions and speakers.

Weekly Bill Introductions
Access bills that were introduced this week and bills that received action from a subcommittee or committee through our legislative tracking system complete with short summaries. Visit the legislative tracking system to see and comment on all bills pending in the House and Senate.


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Weekly legislative action