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 LEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

LEGISLATIVE IMPACT ON IMPROVING LIVES IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Below are the Legislative bills that I have Co-sponsored to become law and will:

Protect the citizens of our state

Protect our constitutional rights

Improve and protect the quality of the life in our great state

Bills I Have Co-Sponsored / Passed by House / Ratified Into Law:

Bill

  1. Gavin's Law

  2. Administration of lifesaving medication in school

  3. Fentanyl Trafficking

  4. Bail Bond Reform

  5. Abortion Ban with Exceptions

  6. Constitutional Carry 

  7. Aerial Hunting of Feral Hogs

  8. Gender Reassignment Procedures

  9. Xylazine

  10. Child Online Safety Act

  11. Unlawful removal of electronic dog devices

Date
5/18/23
5/26/23
6/15/23
6/26/23
2/15/24
3/7/24 5/13/24
5/15/24
5/15/24
5/15/245/15/24

Bill #​
H*3583
H*4122
H*3503
H*3532
H*3774
H*3594
H*4612
H*4624
H*4617
H*3424
H*4611

Summary
House member Guffey lost son: Sentencing for people who extort
Training of how to administer epinephrine to student having a seizure  
Stronger sentencing: dealer, weight times arrested & including guns
Bond Denial if already out on bond and commit more crime

Enhanced limits on abortion
Now 29th State with Constitutional Carry
Allowing for aerial hunting of feral hogs on 500 acres or more
Prohibits procedures under 18 years old
Bans use except for Veterinarians
Prohibits access of Pornography to those under 18 years old
Penalties for removal or destruction of collars

 Co-Sponsored Bills that have Passed the House:

Bill

  1. Residential Builders

  2. Anesthesiologist Assistants

  3. Property Tax Exemption

  4. Fallen First Responders Advocate

  5. SC Social Media Regulation Act

  6. Max. potential employment Benefits

  7. Technical College Credits for Military

  8. Turkey Season

  9. Captive Wildlife

  10. Insurance Fraud

  11. Institutions of Higher Learning DEI

  12. First Responders Advisory Committee

  13. Electrical Utilities, Electricity Regs, Econ.Dev.

  14. Organized Retail Crime

Date
5/4/23
4/5/23
5/10/23
1/25/24
2/1/24
2/7/24
3/6/24
3/26/24
3/26/24
3/28/24
3/28/24
3/28/24
3/28/24
3/6/24

Bill #
H*4086 H*3877 H*3948  
H*3523  H*4700 H*4710
H*5105 
H*4820 H*4874 H*3980
H*4289 H*4681
H*5118
H*4187

Summary
Last revision 22 years ago: Updating Licenses, requirements and bonds
Increasing the number of assistants a Dr. can supervise from (2) to (4)

For renewable energy resource properties
Assisting families navigate the death of a loved one
Restricts access to Social Media for minors during certain hours
Percentages based on unemployment rates
Recognize Eligible College Credits for Veterans
Changing turkey season to start 2 weeks later & Bag only 2 w/sunset
Requires permit for the rehabilitation of wildlife
Insurance Fraud including false statements
Removal of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs from higher learning
Adding of 1 member of the SC Coroners Assoc. for a total of 10
Proving a fast track to energy production and efficiency
Enhanced penalties increased to felonies for organized retail crime

 Co-Sponsored Bills Assigned to Committee:

Bill

  1. Drugs Scheduling- Kratom

  2. Kidnapping

  3. Retail Sales

  4. Monuments and Memorials

  5. Speciality License Plates

  6. Contraband Cell Phones

  7. Divorce

  8. Medical Records

  9. Fargo & Hyco Law

  10. Insurance Premiums

  11. South Carolina Hands Free Act

  12. Income Tax Exemptions

  13. Homicide by Fentanyl Induced

  14. Property Tax Exemption

  15. Roll-Back Taxes

  16. Adoption Tax Credit

  17. Building Code Adoption Procedures

  18. Pharmacy Benefits

  19. Voter Registration Party Affiliation

  20. Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Alerts

  21. COVID-19 Sunset Provisions

  22. EMS Benefits

  23. Earnings Limitations- School Resource Officers

  24. Central Bank Currency Ban

  25. Right to Keep and Bear Arms

  26. South Carolina Student Physical Privacy Act

  27. Child Data Privacy and Protection Act

  28. Garnishment-Underinsured Motorist Damages

  29. Voter Registration, DMV Transactions

  30. Sexual Extortion Database

  31. Illegal Removal of Electric. Dog Control Dev.

  32. Kidnapping & Luring

  33. Paid Military Leave

  34. Homicide by Child Abuse

  35. Maddie's Law

  36. Credit for Time Served

  37. Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

  38. Children's Device Protection Act

  39. House Rules- Amendment Limits

  40. Young Farmer Loan Program

Date
 

Bill #H*3742
H*3026
H*3073
H*3096
H*3171
H*3189
H*3223
H*3232
H*3247
H*3273
H*3394
H*3421
H*3476
H*3502
H*3524
H*3593
H*3607
H*3618
H*3695
H*3856
H*4083
H*4102
H*4123
H*4442
H*4447
H*4538
H*4541
H*4560
H*4588
H*4607
H*4611
H*4633
H*4636
H*4662
H*4677
H*4679
H*4686
H*4689
H*4695
H*4717

Summary
To add Kratom as a Schedule IV Controlled Substance
Enhanced penalties
Removal of temporary retail license at fairs and craft shows
Protection of monuments and memorials
For Afghanistan War Veterans
Laws for detection of contrabands cell phones in prisons & jails
Grounds for a divorce include physical cruelty to children
No charge for medical medicaid records
Enhanced penalties relating to injury or deathn of police K-9
Prohibits agents from using public safety work related driving record
Law restricting use of cellphone while driving- enhanced penalties
Income tax exemption for first responders
Elevates to violent crime and enhanced penalties
Exemption for surviving spouses in armed forces connected disability
Agriculture property conversion to church property tax reduction
Tax credit for qualified adoption expenses
Increasing code adoption from 3 yr to 5 yr
Cost sharing for insurers related to medication costs
Requiring voters to be registered in a certified political party
Wireless emergency alert notifications
Elimination of COVID-19 
Death benefit for Emergency Medical Technicians
Removal of the police officer retirement system earnings limitation
Relating to definition of Central Bank digital currency
Protects the rights to carrying and weapons and weapon accessories
Public school restrooms only to used by students of the same sex
Prohibits the collection, retention, or sale of personal data for minor
Requirements for payment for under-insured damages 
Clarifying address change with DMV
State law enforcement develop & establish a sexual extortion database
Penalties for removal or destruction of collars
Increased penalties for kidnapping and luring
Paid military leave for state employees serving on reserves
Increasing age child abuse homicide to under the age of 18 
Increased penalties for reckless driving- great bodily injury or homicide
Elimination of house arrest credit
Prohibiting the discharge of chemical in SC waterways & water bodies
Require smartphones & tablets eliminate obscene materials used minors
Requires primary sponsor in seat during entire discussion and debate
Young Farmer Loan Program- Under Conservation Bank Act

I firmly believe these proposed laws will continue to
protect our citizens of South Carolina
and our Constitutional Rights!

ROAD IMPROVEMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

1. Hwy SC24 West from I85 to County Line - Completed the widening of the soft shoulder and  the repaving of 4.59 Miles in District 8.

2.
Hwy SC24 West Double Bridges - Completed the concrete repair in District 8. 

3.
Hwy SC24 West Double Bridges - Completed repaving and repair in full depth, and asphalt end and middle in District 8.

4.
Hwy SC187 South from Hwy SC24 to SC 29 - Completed the widening of the soft shoulder, and is in the process of repaving 7.74 miles in District 8 & District 11. 

5.
Hwy SC187 North from Hwy SC 24 West to Hwy SC76 West - Completed the widening of the soft shoulder and is in the process of repaving 7.13 miles in District 8.

6.
Jackson Circle - Approved the realignment and widening - ACTC will proceed with Engineering Study in District 8.

7. 
Hwy SC81 South/Murray Avenue - In the process of repaving - 2.87 Miles in District 8.

8.
Interstate 85 - Future project to widen and repave 14.67 Miles in District 8.

ROAD IMPROVEMENT NEEDS

The following chart lists roads and bridges in Anderson County demonstrating how large of a need there is that I will continue to work towards improving:

Roads
Federally owned- Interstate 85
South Carolina State owned roads
State owned bridges
Anderson County owned roads
Anderson County owned bridges
City of Anderson owned roads
Privately owned roads by dev. or citizens

Miles
30 Miles with nine (9) exits/interchanges
1,800 Miles
326 Bridges
1,550 Miles
157 Bridges
181 Miles
undetermined

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