South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 20, 2018) – Yesterday, a South Carolina House committee passed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, setting the foundation to nullify unconstitutional federal cannabis prohibition in practice. A bipartisan coalition introduced House Bill 3521 (H3521) last year and it carried over to the 2018 session. The legislation…

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 3, 2018) – Last week, a South Carolina Senate committee passed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, setting the foundation to nullify unconstitutional federal cannabis prohibition in practice. A coalition of four Democrats and two Republicans introduced Senate Bill 212 (S212) on Jan 10. The legislation would…

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 16, 2018) – On Wednesday, the South Carolina House unanimously approved a measure that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. A bipartisan coalition of 12 representatives introduced House Bill 4643 (H4643) on Jan. 23. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not…

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Jan. 29, 2018) – A bill introduced in the South Carolina House would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses without penalty. Passage of this bill would enable South Carolinians to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program…

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Jan. 15, 2018)  – A bill filed in the South Carolina Senate would create a joint legislative committee to evaluate the constitutionality of federal laws, creating a foundation to take further action to nullify unconstitutional federal acts in effect. Senator Rex F. Rice (R-2) filed Senate Bill 855 (S855) January 9. The proposed…

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Dec. 21, 2017) – A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to minimize the policing for profit motive and would partially close a loophole that allows state and local police to circumvent more strict state forfeiture laws by passing cases off to the feds. Rep.…

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Dec. 19, 2017) –  A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would create a joint legislative committee to evaluate the constitutionality of federal laws, setting the stage to take further action to nullify unconstitutional federal acts in effect. Rep. Gary Smith (R-Greenville) prefiled House Bill 4453 (H.4453) for introduction in the 2018…