A new legislative year

Happy New Year! I hope you’re doing well.

Our House of Representatives session began Tuesday and I wanted to give you an update.

I’m honored to again serve on the Ways and Means Committee and as a Majority Whip.

Every decade, our state leaders work together to redraw our state’s legislative districts to accommodate for population shifts and ensure that everyone in our state is being fairly represented. This week we approved a Congressional redistricting plan, which has been sent to the Senate.

Beyond redistricting, the House Republicans will focus on the following for 2022:

This year, South Carolina will receive several billion Federal dollars. Our job is to figure out how to use it wisely through prioritized conservative budgeting and spending.

I believe in basic Republican principles, and that means keeping taxes low. This year, as we prepare and finalize our state budget, I will vote to cut income taxes.

I am dedicated to passing legislation that creates uniformity and consistency in the way elections are run in the state. Through this, we can be sure to uphold the integrity of every single vote cast in South Carolina.

I am committed to giving parents more choices in how to best educate their children through measures like Education Savings Accounts or Tuition Tax Credits.

Next week will be busy with committee hearings. I have two bills I sponsored up for hearings. H. 4504 would cap the sales tax on outboard motors and boat trailers at $500. Currently, you can buy just a boat or a boat, outboard motor and trailer together and the sales tax is capped at $500. It just makes good sense that the cap should apply individually to outboards and trailers.

H. 3892 would prohibit mining or solid waste management facilities within a certain proximity to a public park or public natural area.

Over the next two weeks the House Ways and Means Economic Development Subcommittee I serve on will be conducting budget hearings.

Here’s the link to my official House webpage, where you can find the bills that I have either sponsored or cosponsored, view my voting record, search for bills and access video feeds of the House sessions and committee meetings.

I’m thankful for the opportunity to represent District 108 in the House. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.

Rep. Lee Hewitt

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