State Session Information for South Carolina

Session
2019-2020 (123rd General Assembly)

House/Assembly Pre-filing Deadline

House/Assembly Bill Introduction Deadline
NONE

House/Assembly Committee Reporting Deadline
NONE

House/Assembly Crossover Deadline
04/10/20

Begin Date
1/8/2019

Adjournment Date
5/14/2020

Senate Pre-filing Deadline

Senate Bill Introduction Deadline
NONE

Senate Committee Reporting Deadline
NONE

Senate Crossover Deadline
04/10/20

Effective Date
A law becomes effective 20 days after approval by the Governor, unless a date is specified in the text.

Comments
Generally, the South Carolina Legislature convenes each year of its biennium in January and adjourns in June.

Leadership

Governor
Henry McMaster (R)

House/Assembly Control
80R/44D

Highest Ranking House/Assembly Majority Legislator
Speaker Jay Lucas (R); Speaker Pro Tem Thomas Pope (R); Majority Leader J. Gary Simrill (R)

Highest Ranking Senate Majority Legislator
President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman (R); Senate Majority Leader A. Shane Massey (R)

Lieutenant Governor
Pamela Evette

Presides Over Senate?
Yes

Senate Control
27R/19D

Highest Ranking House/Assembly Minority Legislator
Minority Leader J. Todd Rutherford (D)

Highest Ranking Senate Minority Legislator
Minority Leader Nikki Setzler (D)