The South Carolina is making plans to extend its work into the summer. The House agreed to the Senate’s Sine Die resolution to allow both chambers to adjourn this Thursday by 5:00 p.m. and get back together on Tuesday June 18.
The General Assembly would then would have three days to complete its remaining work on the budget, specified matters like ethics or any other bills in conference committee.
Though the South Carolina General Assembly meets for six months, its most impactful decisions often come down to the last few days of the year.
Wednesday, senators talked about carrying over a list of smaller measures so that they could take up an ethics law overhaul before the week ends.
State lawmakers have relied on Sine Die to finish specific work, without being hindered by other bills constantly being added to the calendar.
The question remains, however, which of two controversial bills might survive in the extra days of this legislative year, a bill to nullify Obamacare or the ethics reform measure. Both face determined opposition.