I wanted you to know that the filing period for office ended at noon last Wednesday and I’m unopposed going into the November election. I’m so thankful for all of the supporters who made this possible!
The campaign is far from over. Work still needs to be done to ensure a good turnout in November and there is always the possibility of petition or write-in candidates.
I ask for your continued support and prayers as the reelection campaign moves forward.
We returned to Columbia last week after a week off and began aggressively dealing with a number of bills before the April 10th “crossover” deadline, the deadline we have to send bills to the Senate.
My colleagues and I worked on some ‘big-ticket item’ bills in committee, including a bill that excludes biological males, who are now transgender females, from participating in K-12 female sports and a bill that excludes ‘Critical Race Theory’ from being taught in K-12 schools. It’s likely that both of these bills will be debated on the House floor next week.
The House passes its annual tax conformity bill, which ensures that the State and Federal tax codes align to ensure that when you go to file your taxes, our state rules match those of the federal government.
The Ways and Means Committee I sit on approved a bill that expands the earnings limitation on retired South Carolina police officers who desire to return to work in an effort to help provide a solution to the officer shortage.
Last month, the Post & Courier/Georgetown published an opinion piece I wrote about the importance of flood resilience and mitigation to our area. Please click here to read the piece.
I hope you have a good week. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.
Rep. Lee Hewitt