Among the other business at the S.C. State House today, a Senate panel will decide if the country needs to change its constitution.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will discuss a proposal that will have South Carolina formally call for a “convention of states” to amend the U.S. Constitution.
The convention – which will meet if called for by two-thirds of the states, or 34 out of 50 – would “impose fiscal restraints on the federal government” through a balanced budget amendment, according to S.547.
Resolutions with similar language have already been passed by 29 other state legislatures. Under the bill, South Carolina could join the march to the first constitutional convention since 1787.
Elsewhere at the S.C. State House:
▪ 8:30 a.m. State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee, Gressette Room 209
▪ 9 a.m. Joint Bond Review Committee Special Subcommittee, Gressette Room 408
▪ 9 a.m. Senate Education K-12 Subcommittee, Gressette Room 307
▪ 9 a.m. House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Subcommittee of the Legislative Oversight Committee, Blatt Room 108
▪ 9 a.m. House Ethics Committee, Blatt Room 511
▪ 9 a.m. House Judiciary Special Laws Subcommittee, Blatt Room 516
▪ 9:30 a.m. Jasper County Legislative Delegation, Blatt Room 201
▪ 10:30 a.m. Senate Corrections and Penology Subcommittee on H.3742, Gressette Room 207
▪ 11 a.m. Senate General Committee, Gressette Room 308
▪ 11 a.m. Senate Transportation Committee, Gressette Room 207
▪ (1½ hours after the House adjourns) House Education and Public Works Higher Education Subcommittee on H.3068, Blatt Room 427
Who’s Schmoozing Who:
▪ 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Legislative Breakfast: American Legislative Exchange Council, Blatt Room 112
▪ 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Legislative Luncheon: Jasper County Chamber of Commerce “Shrimp Boil,” State House Grounds