State House update

I hope everyone stayed safe during the storms that spanned across our entire state yesterday.

The bad weather did not stop the legislature from taking up some important legislation this week. On Tuesday I was proud to join my colleagues from the House and Senate to elect 34 judges and 10 new board members to state universities.

Yesterday the House unanimously passed legislation ratifying the overwhelming annexation vote taken this past November by property owners affected by the Horry-Georgetown County border error. The bill now goes to the Senate.

The Senate continued their debate on their education reform bill, S. 419, marking one month since they started debate. They are expected to finish debate by the end of next week, and will send the bill back to the House for our consideration.

We passed two Senate bills affecting fishermen aimed at conserving fish stocks. S. 474 establishes catch and size limits for spadefish (Daily limit: 10 per person, 30 per boat; Minimum size: 14” total length) and S. 475 establishes catch and size limits for tripletail (Daily limit: 3 per person, 9 per boat; Minimum size: 18” total length).

This week I was privileged to meet with a number of area officials visiting the State House: Georgetown County Treasurer Allison Peteet, Awendaw Mayor Miriam Green and Councilman Robert Causey, Georgetown Mayor Brenden Barber, Mt. Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie and members of town council, and Horry-Georgetown Technical College President Dr. Marilyn “Murph” Fore.

I’m always glad to meet with groups and constituents, particularly at the State House.

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 Hewitt

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