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


— 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.

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service