House to start budget floor debate Monday

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00_icon_agendaMembers of the S.C. House of Representatives will start debate on the 2015-16 budget at 1 p.m. Monday. Officials say debate is expected to last through Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Senate has a plethora of hearings, including some budget hearings. On the agenda next week:

Monday, March 9

  • 10:30 a.m. — Education Oversight Committee, Blatt 433.  Agenda. NOTE: There also is a meeting at 10:30 a.m. on the same day, but it will not be broadcast live online.
  • 1 p.m. — The House will go into session to start floor debate on the 2015-16 budget. The debate will be aired online at

Tuesday, March 10

  • 3 p.m. — Senate Judiciary Committee, Gressette 105. Agenda.
  • Upon adjournment of the Finance Committee — Finance Property Taxation Subcommittee, Gressette 207. Agenda.
  • Upon adjournment of the Finance Committee — Finance Transportation Funding Special Subcommittee, Gressette 308. Agenda.

Wednesday, March 11

  • 9 a.m. — Senate Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee Budget Hearings, Gressette 207. Agenda.
  • 9 a.m. — Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.29, S.30, S.31 and S.198, Gressette 308. The bills to be discussed relate to proposed constitutional amendments and a constitutional convention of the states. Agenda.
  • 9 am. — Senate Transportation Subcommittee on S.409 (Uber bill), Gressette 209. Agenda.
  • 10 a.m. — Senate Finance Constitutional Subcommittee Budget Hearing, Gressette 408. Agenda.
  • 10 a.m. — Senate Education Committee, Gressette 105. On the agenda: Military tuition, health education, civics education, more.
  • 11 a.m. — Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on S.165, Gressette 307. Agenda.
  • 11 a.m. — Senate L.C.I. Professions and Occupations Subcommittee, Gressette 209. Agenda.
  • 11 a.m. — Senate Banking and Insurance Subcommittee Public Hearing on S.217, S.219 and S.287 (deferred presentment transactions, vehicle loans, consumer protection), Gressette 308. Agenda.

Thursday, March 12

  • 9:30 a.m. — Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Gressette 209. Agenda.
  • 9:30 a.m. — Senate K-12 Education Subcommittee, Gressette Room 307. .Agenda.
  • Upon adjournment of the Senate — Senate Finance Special Subcommittee to Review the Investment of State Retirement Funds, Gressette 105. Agenda.

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