This week, I voted in favor of legislation, H. 3444, regarding our state's election laws. This legislation has two goals: one, to maintain the integrity of each and every vote cast, and two, to ensure elections are run consistently across the state. After the elections of 2020, it became clear that there were discrepancies in the way each county handled votes. Simply put, we learned that counties were employing inconsistent processes, which is unacceptable.
I voted for the Religious Freedom Act, legislation that reinforces our First Amendment Right to worship, even during a State of Emergency. It deems religious services essential and protects our ability to worship in times of crisis when we need it most.
On Thursday, the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee approved the bill, H. 3957, I cosponsored to address the sustainability of our important flounder fishery. The bill should hit the House floor for a vote very soon.
This week, our state began the transition into Phase 1B, which makes a new group of individuals eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination: people 55 and older, teachers, law enforcement personnel, store clerks, and other at-risk individuals. Click here to locate a vaccine provider.
As of March 11th, 1,244,565 doses of the vaccine have been administered in the state.
In response to concerns about the poor surface condition of the Sampit River bridge in Georgetown, I contacted SCDOT Director Christy Hall to get the bridge assessed and repaired. SCDOT engineers found no structural issues. Surface repairs will take place as soon as possible.
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