2019 Legislation

Variety of issues on the docket

Evan Smith
December 13, 2018 - 3:03 pm

What do gambling, abortion, the death penalty, Confederate monuments and barbers all have in common?

They’ll all be on the docket next year for state senators, who are considering bills that will address these topics and more.

Voters could weigh in on a constitutional amendment that could lead to legal sports betting and casinos in South Carolina, or one that aims to change or eliminate the death penalty.

You’ll also see laws the propose outlawing abortion if a heartbeat is detected, and a bill that would give local school districts and public colleges the authority to remove confederate statues, authority which currently requires two thirds approval from the state senate and the state house.

As for barbers, that bill hopes to designate the third Wednesday in February as “Barbers Day,” to honor the forty one hundred barbers operating in the Palmetto state.

Stay with 106.3 WORD for the latest on these issues and more.

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