Monday afternoon, parents and loved ones gathered at the Statehouse to celebrate the children they’ve lost to one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer.
By Meg Kinnard
South Carolina’s Legislature ends its regular session Thursday, ceremonially wrapping up duties. But lawmakers expect several returns later in the year to handle more work.
Legislation adding a firing squad to South Carolina’s execution methods amid a lack of lethal-injection drugs is headed to the desk of Gov. Henry McMaster.
A South Carolina bill letting people with concealed weapons permits carry their guns in the open is heading to Gov. Henry McMaster’s desk. The House approved the bill 83-34 Wednesday and signed off changes made by the Senate to the bill.
The South Carolina General Assembly will start its final week of the 2021 session with several consequential bills on their agendas. The House has on its calendar a bill to throw South Carolina’s name on a list of states calling for a convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
South Carolina’s governor has signed into law a bill that would allow college athletes in the state to make money or other benefits from their names and images. The law signed Thursday allows athletes to be paid from outside organizations for autograph sessions, guest appearances, sponsorships or other events that use their name, image or likeness.
By Jeffrey Collins
South Carolina senators have approved a bill allowing people with concealed weapons permits to carry their guns in the open. The Senate voted 28-16 on Thursday on so-called open carry bill after about a dozen hours of debate over three days.
People gathered at the State House today to lift their hands up for the National Day of Prayer. It’s observed each year on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray or meditate for the nation.
The South Carolina House has voted to add the firing squad to the state’s execution methods amid a lack of lethal-injection drugs. The chamber’s 66-43 vote Wednesday is one of the last steps needed to finalize the bill.
By Jeffrey Collins
South Carolina senators debating a bill that would allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry their guns on Wednesday rejected an attempt to get rid of the requirement for the permits. Senators voted 25-21 against the so-called constitutional carry amendment after several hours of debate.