The South Carolina House on Tuesday convened to fix the state’s unemployment benefits so that thousands of out-of-work South Carolinians will be able to take advantage of extended federal benefits.
The bill passed 113 to 0.
The legislation is retroactive so both those who have recently been denied federal funds and those in danger of being cut off will be able to receive checks.
House members are in town for one more day on Wednesday, for the third reading of the bill. The Senate is in session Wednesday as well, to give the measure final approval.
House Majority Leader Kenny Bingham assured House members that they would not have to return to Columbia for any more Employment Security Issues this year, and he thanked the lawmakers for sticking to the main purpose.