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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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2018

Message From the President

The SC Chamber has published the annual Legislative Scorecard since 2010 to provide the state’s business community and public with the information on how legislators cast their vote on business-friendly issues. We believe you will find the 2018 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Legislative Scorecard informative. The 2018 session was a legislative year like no other with the General Assembly’s focus on the failure of the VC Summer nuclear project. In 2018 the General Assembly gave the business community some key wins. We made progress on our efforts to roll back burdensome regulations with reform to: • The automatic stay, a provision that previously allowed any party to hold up a permit indefinitely without cause • Nuisance laws to ensure protection for manufacturers from frivolous law suits • South Carolina’s agribusiness atmosphere to make us more competitive with Georgia and North Carolina The legislature also focused on workforce pipeline issues by passing ex-offender workforce reintegration laws to get offenders back to work and lower recidivism rates. Finally, we saw success when the legislature overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment that, if adopted by the voters, will help public education by allowing the Governor to nominate the State Superintendent of Education which will provide for more focus and accountability in public education. The State Chamber will continue to advocate for pro-jobs policies to strengthen the business climate in our state. Our Legislative Scorecard serves as a tool to provide transparency and accountability. I hope you will take the time to look at our 2018 business advocates and thank them for their efforts to keep South Carolina the best place to live, work, and do business.

Ted Pitts, President & CEO South Carolina Chamber of Commerce


2018

Bill Descriptions SENATE BILL DESCRIPTIONS

POSITIVE/ NEGATIVE

PASS/FAIL

H.3653: Nuisance Suits (Sponsors: Forrester and others) This bill will protect rights of manufacturers and industrial facilities from unwarranted nuisance related lawsuits. The House concurred with Senate amendments and the bill was signed into law on 02/15/18. Chamber Vote: Aye, Vote #S-503, 01/31/18.

Positive

PASSED

H.3929: Agricultural Animal Facilities (Sponsors: Hiott and others) This bill clarifies and sets standard rules for poultry farmers across the state. The Senate set this bill for Special Order and voted to pass the bill 41-1. The bill was signed into law on 03/12/18. Special Order of Bill: Chamber Vote, Aye, Vote #S-542, 02/20/18.

Positive

PASSED

H.4727: Conservation Bank (Sponsors: White and others) This bill permanently reauthorizes the Conservation Bank, an important tool in protecting South Carolina’s natural resources, tourist attractions and agricultural land. The bill was signed into law on 5/18/18. Chamber Vote: Aye, Vote #S-652, 03/22/18.

Positive

PASSED

H.4931 Applied Manufacturing Baccalaureate (Sponsors: Elliott and others) This bill authorizes certain Technical Colleges to offer an Applied Manufacturing Baccalaureate, a program needed to help grow and address the growing shortage of managers in the manufacturing industry. The Senate passed the bill 38-5. The bill was signed into law on 07/02/18. Chamber Vote, Aye, Vote #S-922, 05/09/18.

Positive

PASSED

H.3146: Superintendent of Education (Delleney and others) This joint resolution amends the constitution to allow the Governor to appoint the Superintendent of Education. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 36-6. The bill was ratified on 05/14/18. Chamber Vote, Aye, Vote #S-999, 05/10/18.

Positive

PASSED

H.3209: Ex-Offender Workforce Re-integration (Sponsors: Pope and others) This bill allows for the expungement of some minor, non-violent offenses and provides a safe harbor for employers who hire ex-offenders. Veto Override: After passing the bill overwhelmingly on May 10th the Governor vetoed the legislation. On 6/27/18 the Senate voted to overturn the Governor’s veto by a vote of 35-5. The veto was also overridden by the House and was ratified as Act 237. Chamber Vote: Aye, Vote #S-1009, 06/27/18.

Positive

PASSED

H.4375: Legislative Ratemaking (Sponsors: McCoy and others) This bill inserts the General Assembly into the ratemaking process which was publicly identified as a concern of the rating agencies view of South Carolina’s business climate. Ratemaking should reside with the Public Service Commission. Chamber Vote: Nay, Vote #S-1019, 06/28/18.

Negative

PASSED

H.3529: Auxiliary Containers (Sponsors: Bedingfield and others) The bill would set one standard across the state regarding auxiliary containers and limit piece meal legislation that is confusing for consumers and make it difficult to do business across the state. Despite ample opportunity to do so, the Senate never took up this bill.

Positive

FAILED

H.5341: Tax Conformity (Sponsors: Lucas and others) This bill provides a revenue neutral option for tax conformity in light of the federal tax reform, keeping state tax filers from having the burden of keeping two sets of books and preparing two different returns. As of this publication the Senate has not taken up Tax Conformity. A study committee has been announced and we expect that some agreement will be met before the beginning of the year.

Positive

TBD

Senate Votes


HOUSE BILL DESCRIPTIONS

POSITIVE/ NEGATIVE

PASS/FAIL

H.3529: Auxiliary Containers (Sponsors: Bedingfield and others) The bill would set one standard across the state regarding auxiliary containers and limit piece meal legislation that is confusing for consumers and make it difficult to do business across the state. The House voted to approve this bill 73-41. Chamber Vote: Aye, Vote#H-809, 02/07/18.

Positive

PASSED

H.3653: Nuisance Suits (Sponsors: Forrester and others) This bill will protect rights of manufacturers and industrial facilities from unwarranted nuisance related lawsuits. The House concurred with Senate amendments and the bill was signed into law on 02/15/18. Chamber Vote: Aye, Vote found in House Journal on 02/07/18.

Positive

PASSED

H.4727: Conservation Bank Reauthorization (Sponsors: White and others) This bill permanently reauthorizes the Conservation Bank, an important tool in protecting South Carolina’s natural resources, tourist attractions and agricultural land. The House voted to approve this bill 107-3. The bill was signed into law on 5/18/18. Chamber Vote: Aye, Vote #H-826, 02/14/18.

Positive

PASSED

S.105: Automatic Stay (Sponsors: Rankin, Goldfinch, and Verdin) This bill limits the amount of time an economic development project can be stalled by third parties without cause. The House passed by the bill 86-30. The bill was signed into law on 03/12/18. Chamber Vote: Aye, Vote #H-866, 02/27/18.

Positive

PASSED

H.4931 Applied Manufacturing Baccalaureate (Sponsors: Elliott and others) This bill authorizes certain Technical Colleges to offer an Applied Manufacturing Baccalaureate, a program needed to help grow and address the growing shortage of managers in the manufacturing industry. The House passed the bill 103-0. The bill was signed into law on 07/02/18. Chamber Vote, Aye, Vote #H-891, 03/08/18.

Positive

PASSED

H.4421: Solar Subsidies (Sponsors: J.E. Smith and others) This bill would have expanded solar subsidies paid by non-solar consumers to those that install solar panels on their roof set up in Act 236 that were intended to get the solar industry started. The bill failed to get a required 2/3 majority with a vote of 61-44. Chamber Vote: Nay, Vote #H-1245, 04/10/18.

Negative

FAILED

S.27: Superintendent of Education Qualifications (Sponsors: Campsen and others) This bill provides enabling legislation for H.3146, an effort to amend the constitution to allow the Governor to appoint the Superintendent of Education. The House passed the bill by a vote of 83-26. The bill was signed into law on 05/15/18. Chamber Vote: Aye, Vote #H-1321, 05/01/18.

Positive

PASSED

H.5341: Tax Conformity (Sponsors: Lucas and others) This bill provides a revenue neutral option for tax conformity in light of the federal tax reform, keeping state tax filers from having the burden of keeping two sets of books and preparing two different returns. The House passed the bill by a vote of 100-0. Chamber Vote: Aye, Vote #H-1412, 05/03/18.

Positive

PASSED

H.3209: Ex-Offender Workforce Re-integration (Sponsors: Pope and others) This bill allows for the expungement of some minor, non-violent offenses and provides a safe harbor for employers who hire ex-offenders. Veto Override: After passing the bill overwhelmingly on May 10th the Governor vetoed the legislation. On 6/27/18 the House voted to overturn the Governor’s veto by a vote of 108-1. The veto was also overridden by the Senate and was ratified as Act 237. Chamber Vote: Aye, Vote #H-1516, 06/27/18.

Positive

PASSED

H.4375: Legislative Ratemaking (Sponsors: McCoy and others) This bill inserts the General Assembly into the ratemaking process which was publicly identified as a concern of the rating agencies view of South Carolina’s business climate. Ratemaking should reside with the Public Service Commission. Chamber Vote: Nay, Vote #H-1520, 06/27/18.

Negative

PASSED

House Votes


H.3653 (#S-503)

H.3929 (#S-542)

H.4727 (#S-652)

H.4931 (#S-922)

H.3146 (#S-999)

1/31/18

2/20/18

3/22/18

5/9/18

5/10/18

10%

10%

5%

5%

10%

Thomas Alexander

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Karl Allen

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Sean Bennett

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Paul Campbell

ü

ü

NP

ü

ü

SENATE VOTES

SC Senate Date

Senate & House

VOTING KEY ü Business Positive û Business Negative NP Excused Absence NV Not Voting é Champions & Advocates

%

Chip Campsen

û

û

NP

û

ü

Richard J. Cash

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Wes Climer

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Tom Corbin

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Ronnie Cromer

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Tom Davis

û

û

ü

ü

ü

Mike Fanning

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

Mike Gambrell

ü

ü

NP

ü

NP

Stephen Goldfinch

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Greg Gregory

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

Larry Grooms

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Greg Hembree

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Bradley Hutto

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

Darrell Jackson

NV

ü

ü

NV

û

Kevin Johnson

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Marlon E. Kimpson

û

û

NP

ü

û

Hugh Leatherman

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Gerald Malloy

û

ü

ü

û

ü

Shane Martin

û

ü

NP

ü

ü

Shane Massey

ü

ü

ü

û

ü

John Matthews

û

ü

ü

û

ü

Margie Bright Matthews

û

û

NP

û

ü

Thomas McElveen

4-Year Average Scores for the Senators were calculated by averaging the 2014, 2015/16 (combined), and 2017 scores. Members sworn in after the close of the 2014 session did not receive a 4-Year Average Score. Legislators do not earn points for votes on which they abstained or were absent.

NP

ü

ü

ü

ü

Mia McLeod

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

Floyd Nicholson

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Harvey Peeler

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Luke Rankin

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Glenn Reese

ü

ü

NV

ü

û

Rex Rice

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Ronnie Sabb

û

ü

ü

ü

û

John Scott

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

Sandy Senn

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Nikki Setzler

ü

ü

ü

NV

ü

Katrina Shealy

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Vincent Sheheen

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

Scott Talley

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

William Timmons

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Ross Turner

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Danny Verdin

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Kent Williams

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Tom Young

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü


H.4375 (#S-1019)

6/27/18

6/27/18

%

5%

5%

5%

5%

Base Score of 40

Thomas Alexander

ü

û

û

?

85

92

Karl Allen

ü

û

û

?

75

80

Sean Bennett

ü

û

û

?

85

93

Paul Campbell

ü

û

û

?

80

87

Chip Campsen

ü

û

û

?

55

65

Richard J. Cash

ü

û

û

?

85

Wes Climer

ü

û

û

?

85 80

75

H.5341

Conformity

H.3209 (#S-1009)

Date

H.3529

SENATOR

2018 SCORE

4–YEAR AVG

(Including 2018)

Tom Corbin

û

û

û

?

Ronnie Cromer

ü

û

û

?

85

83

Tom Davis

NV

û

û

?

60

62

Mike Fanning

ü

û

û

?

75

Mike Gambrell

ü

û

û

?

70

Stephen Goldfinch

ü

û

û

?

85

Greg Gregory

ü

û

û

?

75

82

Larry Grooms

ü

û

û

?

85

90

Greg Hembree

ü

û

û

?

85

82

Bradley Hutto

ü

ü

û

?

80

77

Darrell Jackson

ü

û

û

?

60

68

75

80

90

Kevin Johnson

ü

û

û

?

Marlon E. Kimpson

ü

NV

û

?

50

68

Hugh Leatherman

ü

û

û

?

85

95

Gerald Malloy

ü

û

û

?

70

80

Shane Martin

NP

NP

û

?

65

65

Shane Massey

ü

û

û

?

80

83

John Matthews

ü

û

û

?

70

82

Margie Bright Matthews

ü

ü

û

?

60

78 80

Thomas McElveen

ü

û

û

?

75

Mia McLeod

NP

NP

û

?

70

Floyd Nicholson

ü

û

û

?

85

95

Harvey Peeler

û

û

û

?

80

75

Luke Rankin

ü

û

û

?

85

92

Glenn Reese

ü

û

û

?

70

75

Rex Rice

û

û

û

?

80

Ronnie Sabb

ü

û

û

?

65

80

John Scott

ü

û

û

?

75

73

Sandy Senn

û

û

û

?

80

Nikki Setzler

ü

û

û

?

80

87

Katrina Shealy

ü

û

û

?

85

92

Vincent Sheheen

NP

NP

û

?

70

65

Scott Talley

ü

NV

û

?

85

William Timmons

ü

û

û

?

85

Ross Turner

ü

û

û

?

85

93

80

67

Danny Verdin

û

û

û

?

Kent Williams

NP

NP

û

?

80

87

Tom Young

ü

û

û

?

85

75


4-Year Average Scores for the Representatives were calculated by averaging the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 scores. Members sworn in after the close of the 2014 session did not receive a 4-Year Average Score. Legislators do not earn points for votes on which they abstained or were absent.

S.105 (#H-866)

H.4931 (# H-891)

H.4421 (#H-1245)

Terry Alexander

H.4727 (#H-826)

%

H.3653

Date

H.3529 (#H-809)

HOUSE VOTES

SC House

2/7/18

2/7/18

2/14/18

2/27/18

3/8/18

4/10/18

10%

5%

5%

10%

5%

10%

ü

NV

ü

NV

ü

NV

Rita Allison é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Carl Anderson

NP

NV

NP

ü

ü

û

Mike Anthony

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Katie Arrington

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Lucas Atkinson é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Todd Atwater

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

NP

Jimmy Bales

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Nathan Ballentine

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Justin Bamberg

û

NV

NV

û

NV

NV

Bruce Bannister é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Lin Bennett

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Beth Bernstein

û

ü

ü

û

ü

û

Bart Blackwell

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Bill Bowers

NV

NV

ü

û

NP

û

Jeff Bradley

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Wendy Brawley

û

û

ü

û

NV

û

Robert Brown

û

ü

NV

û

NV

û

Bruce Bryant

ü

NV

ü

ü

NV

ü

Mike Burns é

ü

NV

ü

ü

ü

ü

Micah Caskey

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Bill Chumley

ü

NV

NV

ü

NV

ü

Gary Clary

û

ü

ü

NP

ü

û

Alan Clemmons

ü

NV

NP

ü

ü

NP

Bill Clyburn

û

NV

ü

ü

ü

û

Gilda Cobb-Hunter

û

û

ü

û

NV

û

William Cogswell

û

NV

ü

û

NV

NV

Derham Cole

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

NV ü

Neal Collins é

ü

ü

ü

ü

NP

Heather Ammons Crawford é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Bill Crosby

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

NV

Joe Daning

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

NP

Sylleste Davis

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Greg Delleney

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Chandra Dillard

û

ü

ü

û

ü

û

MaryGail Douglas

û

ü

NP

ü

ü

û

Greg Duckworth é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Jason Elliott é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Shannon Erickson

û

NV

ü

ü

ü

û

Raye Felder é

ü

ü

NP

ü

ü

ü

Kirkman Finlay

NV

ü

ü

NV

ü

NV

Cal Forrest

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Mike Forrester é

ü

ü

ü

ü

NV

ü

Russell Fry é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Laurie Slade Funderburk

û

ü

ü

û

ü

û


S.27 (#H-1321)

H.5341 (#H-1412)

H.3209 (#H-1516)

H.4375 (#H-1520)

5/1/18

5/13/18

6/27/18

6/27/18

%

5%

5%

5%

5%

Base Score of 35

Terry Alexander

ü

ü

NV

û

65

68

Rita Allison é

NP

ü

ü

û

90

94

Carl Anderson

û

ü

NV

NV

60

79

Mike Anthony

ü

ü

ü

û

85

85

Katie Arrington

ü

ü

NP

NP

80

Lucas Atkinson é

ü

ü

ü

NV

95

Todd Atwater

û

NP

ü

û

75

69

Jimmy Bales

ü

ü

ü

û

85

94

Nathan Ballentine

ü

ü

ü

û

85

88

Justin Bamberg

ü

NV

NV

NV

40

61

Bruce Bannister é

ü

ü

ü

NV

95

91

Lin Bennett

ü

ü

ü

û

85

Beth Bernstein

ü

NP

ü

û

60

Bart Blackwell

ü

ü

ü

û

85

Bill Bowers

ü

ü

ü

NV

55

Jeff Bradley

ü

ü

ü

û

75

Wendy Brawley

û

ü

ü

û

50

Robert Brown

û

ü

ü

û

50

Bruce Bryant

ü

ü

û

û

80

Mike Burns é

ü

ü

ü

û

90

Micah Caskey

ü

ü

ü

û

75

Bill Chumley

ü

ü

ü

û

80

55

Gary Clary

ü

ü

ü

û

65

83

Alan Clemmons

ü

ü

ü

û

75

80

Bill Clyburn

NV

ü

ü

û

65

73

Gilda Cobb-Hunter

ü

NV

ü

NV

50

64

William Cogswell

NV

ü

ü

û

50

Derham Cole

NV

ü

ü

û

80

94 68

REPRESENTATIVE

2018 SCORE

4–YEAR AVG

(Including 2018)

83 73

73 73

Neal Collins é

ü

ü

ü

û

90

Heather Ammons Crawford é

ü

NV

ü

û

90

89

Bill Crosby

ü

ü

ü

û

75

80

Joe Daning

ü

NV

ü

û

70

89

Sylleste Davis

ü

ü

ü

û

85

Greg Delleney

ü

ü

ü

û

85

93

Chandra Dillard

NV

ü

ü

û

60

74

MaryGail Douglas

û

ü

ü

û

65

80

Greg Duckworth é

ü

ü

ü

û

95

98

Jason Elliott é

ü

ü

ü

û

95

Shannon Erickson

ü

ü

ü

û

70

73

Raye Felder é

ü

ü

ü

û

90

93

Kirkman Finlay

ü

ü

ü

û

65

78

Cal Forrest

ü

ü

ü

û

85

Mike Forrester é

ü

ü

ü

û

90

Russell Fry é

ü

ü

ü

û

95

Laurie Slade Funderburk

ü

ü

ü

û

65

90 85


H.3529 (#H-809)

H.3653

H.4727 (#H-826)

S.105 (#H-866)

H.4931 (# H-891)

H.4421 (#H-1245)

2/7/18

2/7/18

2/14/18

2/27/18

3/8/18

4/10/18

%

10%

5%

5%

10%

5%

10%

Craig Gagnon

NV

NV

ü

ü

ü

ü

HOUSE VOTES

SC House Date

4-Year Average Scores for the Representatives were calculated by averaging the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 scores. Members sworn in after the close of the 2014 session did not receive a 4-Year Average Score. Legislators do not earn points for votes on which they abstained or were absent.

Wendell Gilliard

û

ü

ü

û

ü

û

Jerry Govan

ü

NV

ü

ü

NP

û

Dan Hamilton

ü

ü

ü

NV

ü

ü

Kevin Hardee

NV

NV

ü

ü

ü

ü

Christopher Hart

NV

ü

ü

û

NV

û

Jackie Hayes é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Phyllis Henderson é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Henderson-Myers

û

NV

ü

û

ü

û

Pat Moore Henegan

ü

ü

ü

û

ü

û

Bill Herbkersman

û

ü

ü

û

NP

û

Lee Hewitt

û

NV

ü

ü

ü

NV

Jonathon Hill

ü

û

û

ü

ü

û

David Hiott

ü

NV

ü

ü

NV

ü

Bill Hixon é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Lonnie Hosey

ü

ü

ü

û

ü

û

Leon Howard

û

NV

NV

û

NV

û

Chip Huggins

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Joseph Jefferson

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Jeff Johnson é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Jay Jordan é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

John King

û

ü

ü

û

ü

û

Roger Kirby

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Patsy Knight

ü

ü

ü

NV

ü

û

Dwight Loftis

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Steven Long

ü

û

û

ü

ü

ü

Phil Lowe é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Jay Lucas é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Nancy Mace

û

NV

ü

ü

ü

û

David Mack

û

ü

ü

û

ü

û

Roy Magnuson

û

û

û

ü

ü

NP

Rick Martin é

ü

NV

ü

ü

ü

ü

Peter McCoy

û

ü

ü

û

NV

û

John McCravy é

ü

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

Joseph McEachern

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Timothy McGinnis é

ü

ü

ü

ü

NP

ü

Cezar McKnight

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Dennis Moss é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Steve Moss

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Chris Murphy

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

NP

Brandon Newton é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Weston Newton

û

ü

ü

û

ü

û

Mandy Powers Norrell

û

NV

ü

û

ü

û

Russell Ott

û

NV

ü

ü

ü

û

Anne Parks

û

NV

NV

û

ü

û


S.27 (#H-1321)

H.5341 (#H-1412)

H.3209 (#H-1516)

H.4375 (#H-1520)

5/1/18

5/13/18

6/27/18

6/27/18

%

5%

5%

5%

5%

Base Score of 35

Craig Gagnon

û

NP

ü

û

70

88

Wendell Gilliard

û

ü

ü

û

60

68

Jerry Govan

û

ü

ü

û

70

75

Dan Hamilton

NV

NP

ü

û

75

54

Kevin Hardee

û

ü

ü

û

75

71

Christopher Hart

û

NV

ü

û

50

51

Jackie Hayes é

ü

ü

ü

û

95

94

Phyllis Henderson é

ü

ü

NV

û

90

96

Henderson-Myers

û

ü

ü

û

55

Pat Moore Henegan

û

NV

ü

û

65

63

Bill Herbkersman

ü

ü

ü

û

60

83

Lee Hewitt

ü

ü

ü

û

70

Jonathon Hill

NP

NV

ü

ü

65

40

David Hiott

ü

ü

ü

û

85

76

Bill Hixon é

ü

ü

ü

û

95

94 66

REPRESENTATIVE

2018 SCORE

4–YEAR AVG

(Including 2018)

Lonnie Hosey

û

ü

ü

û

70

Leon Howard

NV

NV

NV

û

35

68

Chip Huggins

ü

ü

ü

û

85

81

Joseph Jefferson

û

ü

NP

NP

75

83

Jeff Johnson é

ü

ü

ü

û

95

91

Jay Jordan é

ü

ü

ü

û

95

John King

û

ü

ü

û

60

66

Roger Kirby

ü

ü

NV

û

80

69

Patsy Knight

û

ü

ü

û

70

61

Dwight Loftis

ü

ü

ü

û

85

89

Steven Long

ü

ü

ü

û

85

64

Phil Lowe é

ü

ü

ü

û

95

88

Jay Lucas é

ü

ü

ü

û

95

98

Nancy Mace

ü

ü

ü

û

70

David Mack

NV

NV

ü

û

55

Roy Magnuson

ü

ü

ü

û

65

Rick Martin é

ü

ü

ü

û

90

Peter McCoy

ü

ü

ü

û

60

John McCravy é

ü

ü

ü

û

90

Joseph McEachern

û

ü

NP

NP

75

Timothy McGinnis é

ü

ü

ü

û

90

Cezar McKnight

NV

ü

ü

û

70

74

Dennis Moss é

ü

ü

ü

û

95

86

Steve Moss

NP

NP

ü

û

85

89 58

80

71 85

Chris Murphy

ü

ü

ü

û

85

Brandon Newton é

ü

ü

ü

û

95

Weston Newton

ü

ü

ü

û

65

80

Mandy Powers Norrell

û

ü

NV

ü

50

68

Russell Ott

û

NV

ü

û

60

78

Anne Parks

ü

NP

ü

û

50

69


H.3529 (#H-809)

H.3653

H.4727 (#H-826)

S.105 (#H-866)

H.4931 (# H-891)

H.4421 (#H-1245)

2/7/18

2/7/18

2/14/18

2/27/18

3/8/18

4/10/18

10%

5%

5%

10%

5%

10%

Marvin Pendarvis

û

ü

ü

û

ü

û

Mike Pitts

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Tommy Pope

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Joshua Putnam é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Bobby Ridgeway

û

ü

ü

û

ü

NP

Michael Rivers

ü

ü

ü

û

ü

û

Samuel Rivers

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

NV

Leola Robinson-Simpson

ü

ü

ü

û

ü

û

Todd Rutherford

ü

NV

ü

ü

ü

û

Bill Sandifer

ü

NV

NV

ü

ü

ü

Gary Simrill

ü

ü

ü

ü

NP

û

Murrell Smith

ü

NV

NP

ü

ü

û

Garry Smith é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

James Smith

û

NV

ü

û

ü

û

Mike Sottile

û

ü

ü

NP

ü

NV

Kit Spires

ü

ü

ü

NV

ü

NV

Leon Stavrinakis

û

ü

ü

û

NP

û

Tommy Stringer

NP

ü

NP

ü

ü

ü

Eddie Tallon é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Bill Taylor

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

NP

Anne Thayer

NV

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Ivory Thigpen

û

ü

ü

û

ü

û

Mac Toole

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Ashley Trantham

û

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

HOUSE VOTES

SC House Date %

4-Year Average Scores for the Representatives were calculated by averaging the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 scores. Members sworn in after the close of the 2014 session did not receive a 4-Year Average Score. Legislators do not earn points for votes on which they abstained or were absent.

David Weeks

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Jay West

NV

NV

ü

ü

ü

ü

Will Wheeler

ü

ü

ü

û

ü

û

Brian White é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Bill Whitmire é

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Robert Williams

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Mark Willis

ü

NV

ü

ü

ü

ü

Ronald Young

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

û

Richie Yow

ü

NV

ü

ü

ü

NV

Chris Wooten

Senate & House

Chris Wooten took office in June 2018

2018 SCORECARD


H.5341 (#H-1412)

H.3209 (#H-1516)

H.4375 (#H-1520)

%

S.27 (#H-1321)

REPRESENTATIVE

5/1/18

5/13/18

6/27/18

6/27/18

5%

5%

5%

5%

2018 SCORE

4–YEAR AVG

(Including 2018)

Base Score of 35

Marvin Pendarvis

û

ü

ü

û

60

Mike Pitts

ü

ü

ü

û

85

79

Tommy Pope

ü

ü

ü

û

85

88

Joshua Putnam é

NP

ü

ü

û

90

65

Bobby Ridgeway

û

ü

ü

û

60

80

Michael Rivers

ü

NV

ü

û

70

Samuel Rivers

ü

ü

NV

û

80

88

Leola Robinson-Simpson

ü

ü

ü

û

75

66

Todd Rutherford

û

NV

ü

û

70

51

Bill Sandifer

û

ü

ü

û

80

86

Gary Simrill

ü

ü

ü

û

80

90

Murrell Smith

ü

ü

ü

û

75

84

Garry Smith é

ü

ü

ü

û

95

74

James Smith

û

NV

ü

ü

50

74

Mike Sottile

ü

ü

ü

û

65

88

Kit Spires

ü

ü

ü

û

75

90

Leon Stavrinakis

ü

ü

ü

û

60

64

Tommy Stringer

ü

ü

ü

û

75

58

Eddie Tallon é

ü

ü

ü

û

95

99

Bill Taylor

NV

ü

ü

û

80

70

Anne Thayer

ü

ü

ü

û

85

68

Ivory Thigpen

û

NV

ü

û

55

Mac Toole

ü

NV

ü

û

70

Ashley Trantham

NV

NV

ü

ü

65

David Weeks

û

ü

ü

û

80

Jay West

ü

ü

ü

û

80

Will Wheeler

ü

ü

ü

û

75

û

90

94

55 83

Brian White é

ü

ü

NV

Bill Whitmire é

ü

ü

ü

û

95

95

Robert Williams

ü

NV

ü

û

80

89

Mark Willis

ü

ü

NV

û

80

63

Chris Wooten

Chris Wooten took office in June 2018

ü

û

Ronald Young

ü

ü

ü

û

85

Richie Yow

ü

ü

NP

NP

75

88

The 2018 Legislative Scorecard  

This publication is an annual publication from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and provides a review of the 2018 Legislative Session.

The 2018 Legislative Scorecard  

This publication is an annual publication from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and provides a review of the 2018 Legislative Session.