This week, lawmakers will again consider decriminalizing "sexting" in order to keep teens who exchange nude photos from being branded as sex offenders.
Here is the status of bills before the South Carolina General Assembly since the April 5-9 sessions: BLACK MONUMENT: A black Denver artist will design the Statehouse's first monument to blacks, which will be paid for with private funds. Ed Dwight's idea includes an obelisk called the Tower of Freedom and bronze murals describing events in black history. At the front of the monument, an etching of the interior of a slave ship would be flanked by two granite tablets with the names of famous black leaders. The Legislature still must approve the final design.
Aiken area lawmakers say they're not among the 12 South Carolina House members that have missed at least one year of income-tax filings from 1999-2007.
COLUMBIA --- A leader in the payday lending industry says legislation that advanced Thursday will doom the business in South Carolina as it ties borrowing to income and forces waiting periods between loans.
COLUMBIA - The Senate talked about limiting lawsuits in South Carolina for more than two hours Wednesday but delayed taking any substantial action on the bill.
...building owners whose structures don't meet the fire code. Several fire officials Tuesday urged the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee to support an overhaul of the state's fire codes, saying it's even more important in the wake of...
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A Senate subcommittee approved a bill Thursday that targets high interest rate loans and the practice of repeatedly refinancing them.
COLUMBIA -- A 24-year veteran of the Statehouse, Sen. John W. Matthews Jr. of Bowman, is the leading choice to head the agency that governs insurance rates in South Carolina, an aide to Gov. Jim Hodges said Thursday. Mr. Hodges also is close to naming directors for the Juvenile Justice and Corrections departments next week, said the aide, who spoke only on condition of anonymity. Mr. Matthews, a retired elementary school principal, refused to say whether he knew he was the top choice to head the Insurance Department.