With only one week left in this year’s legislative session, a key meeting today could decide whether South Carolina gets a road plan with a higher gas tax passed before the session’s end.
The House and Senate will meet in a conference committee Thursday on H.3516, the gas tax proposal that has ping-ponged between the two chambers. The main difference between the two could be two cents per gallon, or about $300 million a year.
Both sides of the State House must agree to the same roads plan before it can be passed into law – and the Legislature is scheduled to adjourn for the year next Thursday.
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Some other House and Senate committees will also meet today:
▪ 9 a.m. Conference Committee on H.3516, Gressette Room 105
▪ 9 a.m. House Legislative Ethics Committee, Blatt Room 511
▪ 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. South Carolina Lieutenant Governor's Seniors Citizens Day, Blatt Rooms 108 and 110
▪ (Immediately upon adjournment of the House) South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus, State House, 3rd Floor Conference Room