The South Carolina Senate will return to session briefly in December to reorganize, select officers, approve its rules and provide new committee assignments.
“We will have several new members and we voted last year to shorten the session by one month,” Senate President pro tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, said in a release. “I see this organizational session as a way for us to hit the ground running more effectively and efficiently at the start of the upcoming year,” Senator Leatherman said. “With the changes that have occurred, I want to reiterate my commitment to using our time wisely and having the most productive and effective legislative session possible.”
Leatherman wants the session to convene at noon Tuesday, December 6.
Last year, legislators voted to shorten the session, meaning it will now run from January to May, instead of June as in the past.
The state House of Representatives also plans to have its organizational session between Election Day and the start of next year’s session in January.