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To protect the well-being and dignity of elderly and infirm South Carolinians.
Jonathan Du Fault
To expand patient rights during healthcare provision, especially during end of life care.
To introduce a program for public school busses to transport students to public and public charter schools in the needy counties along I-95.
To increase the number of teachers who are certified in Special Education in the State of South Carolina.
To prevent monopolization of power by implementing term limits for the Senate and the House of Representatives.
To improve Emergency Medical Services in South Carolina.
To implement a basic income program in the State of South Carolina.
To encourage the recruitment and retention of teachers in the public school system.
To hold businesses accountable for their part in human trafficking.
To prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in indoor public places.
To more distinctly define the terms and qualifying behaviors of emotional abuse when regarding children.
To require that waitstaff in restaurants are paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, while also earning tips.
To increase the survival rate of South Carolina motorcyclists by requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets, or purchase additional insurance coverage and attend a motorcycle safety course.
To require police to inform those who are suspected of committing a crime about their constitutional rights and that it is in their best interests to exercise their rights.
To eliminate underage marriages and decrease divorce rates in South Carolina.
To facilitate the protection of children when interacting with law enforcement by providing a qualified child advocate reserve officer at the scene of a crime.
To amend Section 56-5-3890 to better reflect the dangers posed by distracted driving, specifically the usage of handheld wireless devices.
John Edward Cahill III
To create a grandfather clause in South Carolina to allow persons that were 18 or older when the federal law to purchase tobacco products changed to continue the ability to purchase tobacco products although they are not 21 years of age.
Thomas A. Kent III
To add a new chapter to the South Carolina Code of Laws Title 59.
John Mace McGrath
To make South Carolina a more competitive state regarding its tax structure and competitiveness over other neighboring states.
Angel A. Rivera
To support the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” to bear arms by all people in right sane mind and given the passing of state/federal regulations and screening.
To amend section 47-15-10’s definition of “animal waste” as part of a larger definition of “garbage” to more accurately align with other existing laws regarding raw milk and raw milk products
To prohibit and publicize no swimming around boat landings.
Need copy of amendment
To Complete the connection of I-526 in West Ashley to the James Island Connector on Folly Road, which will be called the Mark Clark Extension.
To allow automatic temporary restraining orders (ATROs) in divorce cases in South Carolina.
To prohibit any licensed medical practitioner or person from performing or supervising a hymen or virginity examinations on a person with a vagina as a means to assert whether they are a virgin.
To place the State Law Enforcement Division as lead in sexual assault cases on secondary education campuses.
To establish a Hate Crime statute against biased based crimes in South Carolina.
To provide an equivalent to Title IX in SC to take more serious actions against high schools that fail to provide sports programming equally based on gender.
To amend S.C. Code §56-5-3600 as it pertains to motorcyclist and riders wearing helmets.
To change the punishment for first degree sex offenders so that it will reflect the severity of their actions.
To assist in preventing future driving under the influence (DUI) related accidents.
To increase teacher retention in South Carolina through student debt relief.
To ensure participation in high school athletic interscholastic activities and its protection regarding student eligibility.
To ensure individuals charged with engaging in child prostitution are charged appropriately.
To relieve undue restraints on political subdivisions of South Carolina.
To improve the safety and security of religious sanctuaries.
To deter individuals from possessing child pornography.
Braxton Cranmer, Caleb Short
To better regulate the field of in vitro fertilization.
Tome Filkov II, V. Andrew Gaines
To Increase the Penalties for Animal Cruelty.
To protect school teachers, students and faculty from impending outside threats by allowing teachers and school faculty to possess and carry concealed firearms with them while on school property.
Needs Conference Committee
Emma Harrington, Joshua Mundy
To amend sections 44-53-370, 44-53-375, and 44-53-540, code of laws of South Carolina, 1976, all relating controlled substance offenses and penalties so as to decriminalize possession of twenty eight grams or one ounce or less of Marijuana or Ten grams or less of hashish and authorize law enforcement to issue a civil citation for possession of that same quantity of marijuana or hashish; to decrease penalties for first offense possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine or cocaine base and require completion of a drug treatment or rehabilitation program as part of the sentence; and to require the court to place persons on probation who are guilty of a first offense possession of certain controlled substances.
To amend the code of laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding section 59-112-45 so as to provide people who have a lawful presence in this state and are not precluded from establishing residency under federal immigration law may establish domicile in this state for the purpose of receiving in-state tuition rates and fees at public institutions of higher learning and for state-supported scholarships and grants; and by adding section 41-1-35 so as to provide people who have a lawful presence in this state and are not precluded from establishing residency under federal immigration law may establish residency and be eligible for occupational or professional licensure under the provisions of this chapter, provided other licensure requirements are met.
To improve the Comprehensive Health Education Act by removing the right of a parent to have their child exempted from comprehensive health education program classes in public schools.
To add Narcissistic Abuse as one of the grounds for a divorce to be granted in the state of South Carolina
To mandate law enforcement agencies and academics in South Carolina train their officers on the proper use of a Taser or a similar device, and mandate that it must be always carried a part of a law enforcement officer’s uniform.
To enable nursing home residents and their representatives to place video.
To evaluate current zoning and road conditions on secondary roads and highways in order to determine whether the speed limits are appropriate.
Kennedy Elise Perry
To educate, empower and uplift troubled youth of South Carolina, through fundamental, positive stimulation and relationships.
To ensure the passage of hate crime legislation within the state of South Carolina.
To expand the Granting of Registration of controlled substances to collegiate research labs.
To protect endangered sea turtles that nest in South Carolina or live in South Carolina’s waterways between the months of May and November by designating coastal areas in which sea turtles are likely to nest or use for nesting purposes and to prohibit the use of artificial lighting sources in these designated coastal areas.
To amend the Code of Law of South Carolina, 1976, by creating SectionTo amend the Code of Law of South Carolina, 1976, by creating Section 59-101-680 to provide assistance for student parking permits in South Carolina’s public universities and technical colleges.
To ensure access to necessary resources attained by means of imports and prevent an increase in local goods prices from transitory inflation by allocating funding from the American Rescue Plan to expand hours of operation for the Port of Charleston.
To amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 59-1-485 so as to provide for the integration of critical thinking and media literacy skills in public schools, to provide related requirements of the State Department of Education, the State Superintendent of Education, and local school districts.
To add Section 61-2-270 to the South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, to allow liquor and spirits to be sold on Sundays from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
To allow recipients of the Palmetto Fellows, LIFE, and HOPE Scholarships to take a maximum of two gap semesters while they are enrolled in college.
To amend Section 44-5-50 of the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws to better prepare for future pandemics and epidemics by appointing a Statewide Health Coordinating Council.
To amend Chapter 3 of Title 25 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, so as to strengthen the South Carolina State Guard.
To amend the 1976 Code of Laws by adding Section 63-5-90 so as to recognize minor emancipation.
To amend the Sections 44-53-520 and 44-53-530 of the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws to reduce the scope of Civil Asset Forfeiture in the State of South Carolina and to change where the revenue associated with those forfeitures goes.
To amend Section 31-22-30 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, to create ‘Homelessness Legal Service Fund,’ a grant program to better assist homeless shelters in providing legal aid to combat homelessness in South Carolina.
To amend Section 1-13-20 of South Carolina Code of Laws to help protect against discrimination of members of the LGBTQ+ community by explicitly including sexual orientation in the State Human Affairs Commission declaration of policy.
To amend Section 7-13-60 of the South Carolina Code of Law, 1976, so as to extend South Carolina’s voting hours to better alleviate long lines at polling stations.
To improve the justice system in South Carolina by repairing and preventing the real defunding of state attorneys.
To give all students in South Carolina a satisfactory K-12 education by amending Title 59 to provide families with funding to select the best education for their students.
To amend Section 2 of Act 183 of 2020, relating to the consolidation of Clarendon County School Districts one and three into Clarendon County School District no. 4, so as to increase the initial membership of the Clarendon County School District Board of Trustees from seven to nine members.
To amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Chapter 61 to Title 48 so to enact the “South Carolina Thirty-By-Thirty Act” to establish an interagency task force with the goal of protecting thirty percent of the state by 2030.
To add Sections 44-53-1980 and 44-53-1990 to the S.C. Code of Laws, 1976, so as to provide a safe and legal outlet for the recreational and medical use of Cannabis.
To amend the S.C. Code of Laws, 1976, by adding Article 21 to Chapter 3, Title 16 so as to enact the “Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act.”
To add Section 58-17-05 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina to instruct the Department of Transportation to create a 10-year strategic plan on the expansion of passenger rail service in the State of South Carolina.
To increase the required training for South Carolina school district trustees to include courses focused on management skills for financial and educational matters by adding Section 59-19-46 to the S.C. Code of Laws 1976.