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 Legislative Affairs

This member service is provided by Kali Campbell Turner (kturner@scbar.org; 803-576-3776) and Lindsey Pitts (lpitts@scbar.org; 803-576-3782). 


Legislative services include:

  • Monitoring bill introduced in the Legislature and forwarding proposed bills to Bar committee and section contacts
  • Liaison with legislative commissions, committees and agencies
  • Direct assistance to Bar sections, committees and other entities which are evaluating and recommending legislative positions
  • Prompt communications with interested attorneys, sections and committees and county bar associations when proposals of special interest are scheduled for consideration in the General Assembly
  • Weekly “Legislative Updates” in EBlast
  • An annual end of session electronic report on adopted legislation and regulations for distribution to members
  • Liaison with the ABA’s Governmental Affairs Office and consideration of federal measures
  • Liaison with the Bar’s Lawyer Legislator Committee


Requests for Legislation

When requesting legislation, please refer to the designated Act number. Please direct requests for legislation to Lindsey Pitts, South Carolina Bar, P.O. Box 608, Columbia, SC 29202. (803) 576-3782. Fax: (803) 799-4118. Bar members can also request legislation by e-mailing lpitts@scbar.org. There will be a charge for any print requests exceeding 30 pages ($.10 per page).

General Assembly & South Carolina Code of Laws
Online legislation and regulations are available at http://www.scstatehouse.gov. The South Carolina Code of Laws is also available at this site.

Legislative Update
The annual Legislative Update is a comprehensive review of all legislation passed by the General Assembly during the legislative session. It is a report intended to provide a brief synopsis of newly enacted legislation and is generally categorized for ease of review. Please refer to the actual and full text of any legislation of interest for detailed provisions and enactment dates.

2014 Legislative update

2013 Legislative update

2012 Legislative Update

2011 Legislative Update

2010 Legislative Update
2010 Legislative Update: Prefiled Legislation

2009 Legislative Update: Legislation recently signed into Acts
2009 Legislative Update Supplement: Legislation still pending
2009 Legislative Update: Prefiled Legislation

2008 Legislative Update

2007 Legislative Update:
2007 Legislative Update Supplement

2006 Legislative Update

2005 Legislative Update

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