Legislative report: Another busy week

Yesterday I was interviewed by Charleston journalist Quintin Washington on his Quintin’s Close-Ups show. We discussed a lot of important issues like education reform, the budget surplus, pension reform, the Port of Georgetown and roads. Please click here to watch the video.

This week was a busy one in Columbia, filled with committee meetings and teachers visiting the State House. Teachers from around the state visited the Capitol while the Senate was addressing the education bill this week and the House was debating different education initiatives.

One of those initiatives is the Teacher Bill of Rights, H.4753, which passed this week. The bill addresses many concerns heard from teachers about limitations that have been placed on them in the classroom. It addresses student discipline, reducing frivolous lawsuits, cutting out burdensome paperwork, compensation for extra days, providing ongoing professional training, and adding a daily “duty-free” planning period.

I’m proud of leading a compromise between environmentalists and property owners this week to unanimously pass H. 4945, which allows repairs to some existing seawalls. This legislation is important for the district in particular.

I was particularly pleased and honored that Democratic Rep. Mandy Norrell said this on Twitter about my compromise efforts on the bill:

“Lee is a really good person and legislator...He recently worked out an agreement on a legislative issue in which I couldn’t have imagined an agreement could be achieved! Impressive!”

My thanks to Rep. Norrell for her very kind comments.

It’s an honor to represent District 108 in the House of Representatives! Please let me know if I can be of assistance.

Rep. Lee Hewit

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