Last week was a very busy one in the Senate. Here are a few things you may have missed:

We gave second reading to S.53, the Constitutional Amendment to Appoint the Superintendent of Education by the Governor. The bill will allow South Carolina voters to decide during the 2014 General Election if they want to ensure the Governor and Superintendent of Education have a similar vision for education policy in South Carolina or if we continue our disjointed system.

S.446 was also given second reading this week. The bill will ratify the constitutional change of allowing the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to run jointly during an election.

The Senate passed S.294 this week. If two thirds of a city council approves, the bill will allow a coastal municipality the ability to pay for beach renourishment projects on their beaches by way of a 1% local accommodations tax.

In the coming weeks, we look forward to making continued progress for South Carolina and working our hardest to improve the state.

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