COLUMBIA,SC (WSPA) — The clock is ticking for some legislation at the South Carolina State House.
The legislative session ends Thursday. Both the House and Senate will be busy working to pass bills before the end of session.
Some bills coming down to the wire include a University of South Carolina Board of Trustees reform bill, early voting and elections reform bill, and a bill that creates a program that allows public funds to be used to cover tuition at private schools.
Any bill that doesn’t become law, will need to go through the legislative process again next year.
The Senate voted to pass a Sine Die resolution. It lays out the reasons the Senate could come back to Columbia during the summer. It is now headed to the House. If it isn’t approved by Thursday, the Governor can call back lawmakers for a special session.
Senators voted to include the budget, the Governor’s vetoes, and abortion related bills in the resolution.
Tuesday, the Senate voted to approve a bill that would expand medical right of conscience laws in the state. Late Tuesday, the House voted to return a bill that creates a limited pilot program that allows the use of public funds for private school education or to cover the costs of a student attending another school district.