Current Status - House
House Joint Resolution H.3391 — filed by Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter — has support of both Republican and Democratic sponsors and currently sits in the Constitutional Laws Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.
Current members of the subcommittee and their status concerning H.3391 are:
Wm. Weston J. Newton (R), District 120, Beaufort and Jasper Counties ... sponsor
Peter M. McCoy, Jr. (R), District 115, Charleston ... sponsor
Mandy Powers Norell (D), District 44, Lancaster ... sponsor
Russel W. Fry (R), District 106, Horry ... not yet committed
William W. Wheeler III (D), District 50, Lee ... sponsor, as of 1.15.20
The fact that William Weston Newton, the committee's chair, as well as Peter McCoy, Chair of the Judiciary Committee have signed on as sponsors is a good indicator that the bill will pass through the committee. But passing unanimously would send a powerful message to other members of the Judiciary Committee.
ACTION ALERT: Contact Russel Fry and ask that he sponsor H.3391 as a member of the Constitutional Laws Subcommittee. For letter copy, address information and mailing instructions, click here.
Once passed through the subcommittee, the House Judiciary Committee will determine if the resolution will make it to the House floor for a vote.
Now is also a good time to contact your legislator. The links below provide different methods to do so.
To look up your legislator, click here.
Check the House Judiciary (SJC) link below to see if your representative is listed. If they are a sponsor, a thank you call/note would be nice. If they are not a sponsor, ask them to support H.3391 when it comes up for a vote.
If your representative is not on the Judiciary Committee, check the House Scorecard. Again, if they are a sponsor, a thank you call/note would be nice. If they are not, ask them to vote for H.3391 when it comes to the full House floor.