by Sam Spence
The S.C. state Constitution requires that bills and resolutions passed by the state legislature to have the state seal "affixed" to it. But apparently some 10 years worth of legislation are missing the seal, which is the responsibility of Secretary of State Mark Hammond, who's been in office for 15 years. Source: AP
FULL STORY: It’s possible a decade’s worth of South Carolina laws haven’t technically been in effect because they're missing a seal required by the state constitution. https://t.co/TbhLgmsK1V pic.twitter.com/pC51YpMNLy— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) November 17, 2017
Gov. Henry McMaster has requested a fast decision from the State Supreme Court, clarifying a July ruling that could weaken state domestic violence rules. Source: P&C
Yesterday, SCE&G pitched its idea to marginally cut customers' bills in the aftermath of the failure of the company's plans to expand a nuclear plant, but lawmakers weren't having any of it, with House lawmakers announcing a hearing during the week of Thanksgiving to begin hashing out a way to completely stop payments to the utility. Source: P&C
P&C editorial: "No deal for SCANA leaders"
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican, and Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut are among the senators spearheading a background check reform law that would require state and federal agencies to make sure they report relevant records to the national background check database. Source: P&C