STATE HOUSE: Report - S.C. lawmakers should vote on all proposed regulations

Posted by ANDREW SHAIN on November 15, 2013 

State Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg

ANDREW SHAIN — The State

— South Carolina should stop its process of automatically approving state regulations if lawmakers don’t vote on them, according to a report issued Friday by a task force formed by Republican Gov. Nikki Haley.

Haley stressed that lawmakers must change the rules that currently allow regulations to be approved without a vote by the General Assembly.

“If you don’t, it just passes through and nobody ever knows what happens,” Haley said.

Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, said forcing lawmakers to vote on all regulations “is not going to happen.” He said it would make the legislature “micromanage” the regulatory process.

Read more about the report here.

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