Honored to be in the House leadership

The legislative session started this week and I was appointed a majority whip by the House Speaker.

I’m honored to be in this House leadership position.

I was reappointed to the Agricultural, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs and Opioid Abuse Prevention Study committees and appointed to the Legislative Oversight Committee.

On Wednesday, I attended the inauguration of Gov. McMaster. His inauguration address focused heavily on tax reform, education reform, infrastructure and making sure South Carolina has a bright future. I appreciate the Governor’s leadership and his service to our state.

I wanted to make sure you had this 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.

A bill I filed last session, that I refiled this session, would make it illegal to lure a child into a vehicle using things like candy or puppies. Click here for the bill.

Surprisingly, this is not already a crime in South Carolina. Last year, I was made aware of concerns by Mt. Pleasant town officials about attempted efforts by adults to lure children into cars or vans and the inability to charge the person with a crime.

Next week committees start working on bills. I have Legislative Oversight and Agricultural, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee meetings on Monday and Tuesday respectively.

Tomorrow, I’m privileged to speak at the annual meeting of the Litchfield Country Club POA. I look forward to this opportunity to meet and hear from constituents.

It’s an honor and privilege to serve in the state House. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.

Rep. Lee Hewitt