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South Carolina Senate

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

South Carolina State Senate
South Carolina General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 8, 2019
Leadership
President of the Senate
Harvey S. Peeler Jr. (R)
since January 8, 2019
Majority Leader
A. Shane Massey (R)
since April 6, 2016[1]
Minority Leader
Nikki G. Setzler (D)
since November 12, 2012
Structure
Seats46
Composition of the South Carolina Senate
Political groups
Majority

Minority

Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle III, South Carolina Constitution
Salary$10,400/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2016
(46 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(46 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
South Carolina State Senate chamber IMG 4757.JPG
State Senate Chamber
South Carolina State House
Columbia, South Carolina
Website
South Carolina State Senate

The South Carolina Senate is the upper house of the South Carolina General Assembly, the lower house being the South Carolina House of Representatives. It consists of 46 senators elected from single member districts for four-year terms at the same time as United States Presidential elections.

The South Carolina Constitution of 1895 provided for each county to elect one senator for a four-year term. The election of senators was staggered so that half of the state Senate was elected every two years. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1964 for the case Reynolds v. Sims, the state Senate was reapportioned in 1966 as a temporary measure into 27 districts with 50 members for two-year terms. In 1967, the state Senate was again reapportioned, this time into 20 districts with 46 members for four-year terms. The number of districts was reduced to 16 in 1972 and in 1984, they were eliminated with the creation of single member districts.

The annual session of the General Assembly convenes at the State Capitol Building in Columbia on the second Tuesday of January of each year. However, after convening, either the House or the Senate may call for itself a 30-day recess by a majority vote, or a longer recess by a two-thirds vote.[2]

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>>The Speaker: SERGEANT. MEMBERS AND GUESTS PLEASE RISE AS THE HONORABLE SENATE ENTERS THE HOUSE CHAMBER. SERGEANT. [POUNDING OF GAVEL] The Clerk: JOINT ASSEMBLY WILL PLEASE COME TO ORDER. SERGEANT. MEMBERS OF THE JOINT ASSEMBLY WILL PLEASE RISE TO RECEIVE THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY TIGERS AND THEIR DISTINGUISHED ESCORT COMMITTEE. [APPLAUSE][TALKING BETWEEN ONE ANOTHER] >>The Speaker: PLEASE BE SEATED. PLEASE BE SEATED. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE JOINT ASSEMBLY AND HONORED GUESTS, I'M PROUD TO PRESENT DABO SWINNEY, HEAD COACH OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY'S 2018 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL TEAM! [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> MR. SPEAKER, MR. PRESIDENT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HERE AND SOME OF MY FELLOW SOUTH CAROLINIANS AND CLEMSONONIANS, IT IS AN HONOR TO BE WITH YOU HERE TODAY. IT IS TRULY AN HONOR TO BE IN YOUR PRESENCE ONCE AGAIN. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THIS DAY AND THE OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAVE TO COME BACK TOGETHER. I WANT TO THE SAY THANK YOU FOR THE RECOGNITION. IT IS STILL KIND OF SURREAL TO ME THAT I'M HERE. FIRST OF ALL, THAT I'VE HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THIS ONCE BUT TO HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN FRONT OF YOU AGAIN IS REALLY A PRIVILEGE. JUST A GREAT HONOR AND SOMETHING I DO DEEPLY APPRECIATE. I KNOW Y'ALL'S TIME IS INCREDIBLY VALUABLE. BUT I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVESTMENT INTO CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, AND TO ALL OF THE UNIVERSITIES IN THIS GREAT STATE THAT WE LIVE IN AND THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT Y'ALL PROVIDE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ALL THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THAT, DEEPLY. IT'S AN HONOR AGAIN TO ONCE AGAIN BE HERE REPRESENTING CLEMSON, AND OUR FOOTBALL TEAM AND FROM OUR FOOTBALL TEAM TODAY ALONGSIDE WITH ME -- GARRETT WILLIAMS IS GONNA BE HERE A LITTLE BIT LATER BUT FROM SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA. THE THREE-TIME 100 METER , 200 METER STATE CHAMP AND TWO-TIME NATIONAL CHAMP AND THREE-TIME ACC CHAMP IS ONE OF THE BEST THIS STATE HAS EVER PRODUCED AND THAT IS FROM SPARTANBURG HIGH, TAVIAN FEASTER. RIGHT HERE. [APPLAUSE] JUST AN INCREDIBLE YOUNG MAN. GOING TO GRADUATE IN DECEMBER. HE'S POISED TO HAVE ANOTHER GREAT YEAR. WE'LL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY SOME FOOTBALL AFTER CLEMSON, WITHOUT A DOUBT, IF THE GOOD LORD KEEPS HIM HEALTHY. HE WILL BE A GRADUATE. I ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE THESE ARE STUDENT ATHLETES. THE STUDENT PART IS IS THE FINANCIAL SECURITY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. THE ATHLETE PART IS JUST THOSE EXTRA SKILLS THAT KINDA HELP YOU COMPETE A LITTLE BIT BETTER AND SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM THE PACK. IF YOU WILL. SO TAVIEN IS A GREAT REPRESENTATIVE OF THAT. AND ALSO A SPECIAL GUEST AND REALLY COOL FOR ME IS MY OLDEST SON. AND WILL BE A JUNIOR ON OUR THE TEAM. AND IS A RECEIVER, AND A STARTING HOLDER. AND MADE A 4.0 THIS SPRING. HE IS -- [APPLAUSE] DEFINITELY TOOK AFTER HIS MOMMA. HE IS SOUTH CAROLINA-EDUCATED. HE'S GONE TO PRESCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN, ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL, AND NOW'S HE'S GONNA BE A JUNIOR AT CLEMSON NEXT YEAR. SO REALLY COOL FOR ME TO HAVE MY SON, WILL SWEENEY, HERE WITH US TODAY AS WELL. [APPLAUSE] I'M GOING TO TRY TO BE BRIEF, BUT YOU KNOW IT IS VERY OFTEN, VERY SELDOM YOU GET AN OPPORTUNITY LIKE THIS AND I HOPE I GET MANY, MANY MORE, TO BE QUITE HONEST WITH YOU. [APPLAUSE] >> 78 00:10:53,619 FOR ME IT IS A PRIVILEGE TO GET UP AND REPRESENT CLEMSON, OUR TEAM, OUR BOARD, PRESIDENT CLEMENTS, IT IS AN HONOR. I ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE IT IS -- WE ARE NOT THE HOUSE. I TELL MY PLAYERS THAT ALL THE TIME TOO. WE ARE NOT THE HOUSE, ALL RIGHT. CLEMSON UNIVERSITY IS THE HOUSE BUT WE'RE KIND OF THE FRONT PORCH. WE'RE THAT FRONT YARD AND CURB APPEAL MATTERS. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT REAL ESTATE. MAN IF IT DON'T LOOK GOOD ON THE FRONT PORCH AND THE CURB APPEAL, MAN, A LOT OF TIMES THEY AIN'T GOING TO STOP. SO, I DO REALIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEMSON FOOTBALL TO CLEMSON UNIVERSITY. WE TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN TRYING TO PERFORM OUR ROLE. AND HOPEFULLY BUILD OUR BRAND, WHERE PEOPLE WANT TO COME TO THIS STATE AND PEOPLE WANT TO COME TO CHECK OUT CLEMSON. AND SO, IT IS JUST AN HONOR TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REPRESENT ALL THE GREAT PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS WONDERFUL UNIVERSITY. WHAT A SPECIAL YEAR. THAT'S REALLY KIND OF AN UNDERSTATEMENT. AND Y'ALL HAVE HEARD ME SAY MANY TIMES THE FUN IS IN THE WINNING I TELL THAT TO OUR PLAYERS ALL THE TIME CAUSE THE FUN IS IN THE WINNING. BUT TO ME THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS HOW YOU WIN. I THINK THAT IS REALLY THE LEGACY THAT MATTERS MORE THAN ANYTHING. YES, IT'S FUN TO WIN. BUT I THINK HOW YOU WIN IS WHAT MATTERS. YOU KNOW, THIS TEAM -- YES, ON THE FIELD, 15-0, THE FIRST TEAM IN THE HISTORY OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL IN MODERN DAY FOOTBALL TO DO THAT AND NOT ONLY DID THEY DO IT, MAN, THEY DID IT IN AN UNBELIEVABLY DOMINANT FASHION. WON 13 OF 15 BY 20-PLUS,20-PLUS, INCLUDING BEATING ALABAMA BY FOUR TOUCHDOWNS. THAT'S JUST I DON'T KNOW WHEN THAT'S HAPPENED. [APPLAUSE] >> Y'ALL GOING TO GET ME IN TROUBLE. Y'ALL BETTER SIT DOWN! [APPLAUSE] >> YOU KNOW AND THIS TEAM WON THEIR FOURTH ACC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN A ROW. ALL THAT'S GREAT. ALL THE WINNING AND ON THE FIELD. BUT LET ME TELL YOU HOW THEY DID IT. FIRST OF ALL WE STARTED IN THE SUMMER, RIGHT. I THINK THE SUNDAY BEFORE WE KICKED IT OFF WE HAVE OUR SOLID ORANGE EVENT, AND IT'S THE WHOLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT. THEY GIVE THIS THING CALLED THE PRESIDENT'S CUP AWAY. ARE WE THE FIRST ONE'S TO WIN IT BACK-TO-BACK? THEY HAD NEVER WON IT IN FOOTBALL. WE WON IT AND THEN WE COME BACK THIS YEAR AND WON IT AGAIN. THIS GOES TO THE ATHLETIC PROGRAM. IT IS A COMPETITION BETWEEN ALL THE ATHLETIC TEAMS AT CLEMSON UNIVERSITY. WE KICKED OUR SEASON OFF BY WINNING THE PRESIDENT'S CUP. THEN WE COME BACK. YES, WE'RE 15 AND 0 BUT WE HAD THE MOST 3.0s. WE HAD 66 GUYS MAKE A 3.0 OR BETTER. LAST YEAR WHEN I WAS ...TWO YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS HERE WE ALSO HAD SET THE RECORD. WE HAD 48 GUYS MAKE A 3.0 OR BETTER. NOW HERE I AM TWO YEARS LATER. WE HAD 66 GUYS. IN THE MIDST OF THE BEST SEASON IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL HISTORY, WE ALSO HAD THE BEST WE'VE EVER HAD OFF THE FIELD ACADEMICALLY. 66 GUYS MAKE A 3.0 OR BETTER. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] AND WITH THAT WE HAD THE HIGHEST TEAM GPA. THEN YOU GET TO THE BOWL SEASON. THERE'S 80 TEAMS AND BOWLS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. WE HAD THE MOST GRADUATES OF ANY TEAM OF THE 80. WE WON THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACH'S ASSOCIATION TOP ACADEMIC AWARD, NUMBER ONE IN THE COUNTRY FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND THEN CHRISTIAN WILKINS. EVERYBODY KNOWS CHRISTIAN WILKINS FOR WHO HE IS ON THE FIELD BUT HOW BOUT WHO HE IS OFF THE FIELD. WHO LEFT CLEMSON IN THREE AND A HALF YEARS WITH AN UNDERGRADUATE, MASTERS DEGREE AND NEVER MADE BELOW A 3. 0 IN HIS ENTIRE CLEMSON CAREER. SO AS A RESULT OF THAT, UP IN NEW YORK AT THE HALL OF FAME IN DECEMBER, THE HALL OF FAME RECOGNIZES THE TOP STUDENT ATHLETE FOOTBALL PLAYER, ALL LEVELS, EVERY LEVEL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL. SO IT'S BASICALLY THE ACADEMIC HEISMAN AND CHRISTIAN WILKINS WON THE CAMPBELL TROPHY. AND THEN JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO THE BOWDEN AWARD WAS GIVEN OUT AND THE BOWDEN AWARD IS BASICALLY THE CHARACTER. HEISMAN OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THAT WENT TO HUNTER RENFRO. YES, IT WAS A SPECIAL YEAR, AND IT WAS AMAZING AND WE WON. BUT THE LEGACY OF THAT TEAM IS HOW WE WON. THE STANDARD THEY SET, THE EXAMPLE THEY SET TO ALL THESE GUYS THAT ARE STILL ON THE TEAM AND THE GUYS THAT ARE COMING BACK, TO ME, THAT'S WHAT MADE IT SO ENJOYABLE TO BE A PART OF CAUSE I WAS SURROUNDED BY A GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE COMPLETELY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE IN ALL AREAS OF THEIR LIFE. YOU KNOW, I SAID IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ESPN'S TOM RENALDI IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE GAME. I SAID THE FOLLOWING: WHEN YOU GET A GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE THAT BELIEVE, THAT ARE PASSIONATE, THAT LOVE EACH OTHER, THAT SACRIFICE, THAT ARE COMMITTED TO A SINGLENESS OF PURPOSE, YOU BETTER LOOK OUT. BECAUSE GREAT THINGS CAN HAPPEN. AND HERE AT THIS STATE HOUSE TWO YEARS AGO, I SAID FOOTBALL UNIFIES. I STILL BELIEVE THAT MORE THAN EVER. I LOOK AT THE GROUP OF YOUNG MEN THAT REPRESENTED CLEMSON AND THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN FRONT OF A NATIONAL TELEVISION AUDIENCE OF NEARLY 28 MILLION PEOPLE. I SEE A GROUP THAT COULD HAVE HAD EVERY EXCUSE TO BE DIVIDED. THEY REPRESENTED 87 DIFFERENT CITIES AND 18 DIFFERENT STATES. THEY HELD DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, POLITICAL BELIEFS. THEY CAME FROM DIFFERENT FAMILIES, DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS, DIFFERENT SOCIOECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS. THEY LOST TEAMMATES BY TRANSFER AND EVEN ONE BY AN UNTIMELY PASSING IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR SEASON. WE HAD HIGH PROFILE FIRST-ROUND TYPE GUYS THAT COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN DISTRACTED OR LOOKING AHEAD. INSTEAD, THIS GROUP OF YOUNG MEN WAS A TEAM IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD. THEY LOVED EACH OTHER. AND EVERY DAY THEY WERE COMMITTED TO THE SINGLENESS OF PURPOSE OF MAKING THE THE 2018 CLEMSON TIGERS THE BEST THEY COULD POSSIBLY BE. SO YES, FOOTBALL UNIFIES. YES, FOOTBALL IS A GAME, BUT IT IS ONE THAT PROVIDES US A ROAD MAP OF THE THINGS THAT WE CAN ALL ACCOMPLISH WHEN WE BELIEVE, WHEN WE LOVE AND WHEN WHEN WE SACRIFICE IN THE PURSUIT OF COMMON GOALS. FOOTBALL UNIFIES. WE HOPE WE SHOWED THAT TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO THE WORLD ON THAT JANUARY NIGHT IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. AND SPECIFICALLY, I HOPE WE SHOWED THAT TO THIS GROUP IN THIS ROOM. THE SAME THINGS THAT WON BIG FOR US WERE WON BIG FOR THIS STATE AND THE PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM. IT'S CALLED TEAM AND IT'S THE INGREDIENTS OF TEAM. IT IS SACRIFICE. GOT TO BE WILLING TO SACRIFICE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE TEAM. TOGETHER EVERYONE ACCOMPLISHES MORE. IT IS COMMON PURPOSE. IT IS HAVING A COMMON PURPOSE. OUR FOOTBALL TEAM HAD A COMMON PURPOSE. A BUNCH OF INDIVIDUALS COMING TOGETHER FOR A COMMON PURPOSE. LOVE, TRUST, RESPECT, PASSION. PASSION. NOTHING GREAT HAPPENS WITHOUT SOME PASSION AND ENTHUSIASM. PASSION. YOU KNOW, TO ME, TO BE A GREAT COACH, TO ME, A LOT OF PEOPLE CHOOSE CAREERS BUT I THINK TO BE GREAT AT SOMETHING YOU SHOULD BE CALLED TO DO IT. I KNOW I WAS CALLED TO COACH. I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT THAT. YOU SHOULD BE CALLED. NOT JUST ELECTED. YOU SHOULD BE CALLED AND PASSIONATE ABOUT THE COMMON PURPOSE. THROUGH THAT COMMON PURPOSE YOU FIND COMMON GROUND. OUR TEAM HAD A BELIEF IN A POSITIVE OUTCOME. EVEN WHEN A GUY WAS RUNNING TO WIN THE GAME AND KAVON WALLACE PUNCHES THE BALL OUT. THE GOAL LINE. OUR TEAM BELIEVED IN A POSITIVE OUTCOME. WE WERE DOWN TO SYRACUSE AND A LOT OF DRAMA THAT WEEK AND A QUARTERBACK IS GONE AND THE OTHER GUY IS OUT, AND A QUARTER AND A HALF YOU GOT YOUR THIRD FOURTH TEAM GUY DOESN'T HAVE A COMPLETION. AND IT IS FOURTH AND SIXTH. BELIEF IN A POSITIVE OUTCOME. AND UNDERSTANDING THAT IT'S OKAY TO DISAGREE BUT NOT BE 230 00:21:14,906 DISAGREEABLE. OUR TEAM DISAGREES ALL THE TIME. US COACHES DISAGREE ALL THE TIME. BUT WE ARE NOT DISAGREEABLE. EVEN IN THE BIBLE IT SAYS, IRON SHARPENS IRON. ONE MAN SHARPENS ANOTHER. AND LISTEN YOU HAVE EVER SEEN IRON SHARPEN IRON, THERE ARE SOME SPARKS THAT FLY FROM TIME TO TIME. [ LAUGHTER] THAT IS OKAY. IT'S OKAY. SO JUST LIKE IN MY TEAM ROOM, BEING HERE IN THIS ROOM, THERE'S MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM. THERE'S DIFFERENT RACES, DIFFERENT RELIGIONS, DIFFERENT POLITICAL BELIEFS, DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES, BUT I WOULD JUST SAY TO YOU TODAY, WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME TEAM. WE ARE ALL SOUTH CAROLINIANS. 247 00:22:13,932 YOU ARE ALL ON THE SAME TEAM. YOU ARE NOT COMPETING -- WHEN TEAMS COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER, IT IS HARD TO BE SUCCESS. YOU ALL ARE ON THE SAME TEAM. MY TEAM CAME TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY LOVE FOOTBALL. THEY LOVE THEIR SCHOOL. BECAUSE THEY WORK TOGETHER, THEY ACHIEVED THEIR COMMON GOALS. BUNCH OF UNCOMMON PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER WITH A COMMON PURPOSE TO ACHIEVE THEIR COMMON GOALS. Y'ALL MAY HAVE DIFFERENCES, JUST LIKE MY TEAM, BUT I KNOW Y'ALL ALL LOVE SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE. AND THAT COMMON BOND SHOULD CREATE THE SINGLENESS OF PURPOSE THAT IT TAKES TO WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE SOUTH CAROLINA THE BEST IT CAN BE. AND THAT IS WHAT WE TRY TO DO EVERY YEAR AT CLEMSON. THERE IS NOTHING IN OUR BUILDING THAT SAYS WIN THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. WE WANT TO BE THE BEST WE CAN BE. AND WHEN I GOT THE JOB AT CLEMSON, I WENT TO MY FIRST BOARD MEETING -- AND Y'ALL HAVE PROBABLY HEARD ME SAY THIS BEFORE. SOMEBODY SAY WELL WE WANT BE LIKE GEORGIA, WE WANT TO BE LIKE FLORIDA, WE WANT TO BE LIKE THIS, WE WANT TO BE GREAT ACADEMICALLY. I SAID I COULD'NT-- Y'ALL MAY BE SHOCKED AT THIS. I COULDN'T HOLD MY TONGUE. [ LAUGHTER] >> I KNOW THAT I MIGHT GET FIRED ON THE SPOT. I MEAN, I HAVE A JOB A DAY. I'M LIKE, THAT IS NOT MY VISION FOR CLEMSON AT ALL. I WANT FOR CLEMSON TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF CLEMSON. IN FACT, I WANT OTHER PEOPLE TO ONE DAY SAY YOU KNOW WHAT, I WANT TO BE LIKE CLEMSON. THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WOULD SAY, BECAUSE I KNOW THE COMMON BOND OF EVERYBODY IN THIS ROOM IS, YOU LOVE THIS STATE. YOU LOVE THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE. TO ME, THAT CREATES THAT SINGLENESS OF PURPOSE TO MAKE SOUTH CAROLINA THE BEST IT CAN BE. NOT ONLY MAKE IT THE BEST IT CAN BE, MAKE SOUTH CAROLINA THE EXAMPLE FOR OTHER STATES TO WANT TO COME HERE TO FIGURE OUT, MAN, HOW DOES THAT STATE DO IT? BECAUSE THEY GOT GREAT PEOPLE WHO, YES, HAVE DIFFERENCES BUT THEY FIND COMMON GROUND TO WORK TOGETHER WITH LOVE, TRUST, RESPECT AND SACRIFICE AND COMMITMENT. AND IT IS A BEAUTIFUL THING, BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY, THIS IS TEAM. YOU DON'T ALWAYS HAVE TO LIKE EACH OTHER. I TELL MY PLAYERS, I DON'T ALWAYS LIKE YOU BUT I ALWAYS LOVE YOU. JUST LIKE RAISING OUR CHILDREN. ALWAYS LOVE 'EM, SOMETIME WE DON'T LIKE THEM. I KNOW THAT IS THE CASE IN THIS ROOM FROM TIME TO TIME. MY MESSAGE TO YOU ALL TODAY IS, BE A TEAM, BECAUSE TOGETHER EVERYONE ACCOMPLISHES MORE. ECCLESIASTES FOUR VERSUS NINE THROUGH TWELVE SAYS TWO CAN ACCOMPLISH MORE THAN THAN TWICE AS MUCH AS ONE. TWO CAN ACCOMPLISH MORE THAN TWICE AS MUCH AS ONE. FOR A TRIPLE-BRAIDED CHORD IS NOT EASILY BROKEN. 307 00:25:40,939 I TELL OUR TEAM THAT ALL THE TIME. WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER. WHEN YOU HAVE AN OFFENSE, AND A DEFENSE, AND A KICKING GAME THAT WORKS TOGETHER, MAN. BUT WHEN YOU GOT OFFENSE TURNING THE BALL OVER HERE AND MAYBE THE DEFENSE IS PLAYING GOOD AND THE KICKING GAME, IT'S IS A MESS. YOU JUST KIND OF RUNNING IN MUD. BUT WHEN YOU WORK TOGETHER, GREAT THINGS CAN HAPPEN. WE'VE GOT -- I TESTED MY OLD CIVICS KNOWLEDGE, U.S. GOVERNMENT. I BELIEVE WE STILL HAVE A JUDICIAL BRANCH, EXECUTIVE BRANCH, AND A LEGISLATIVE BRANCH, I BELIEVE. [ LAUGHTER] >> THAT'S AN OFFENSE, A DEFENSE AND THE KICKING GAME, ALL RIGHT. SOMETIMES YOU GUYS -- Y'ALL GO ON THE OFFENSE AND YOU MAKE A GREAT THING. AND THEN YOU GOT SOMEBODY PLAYING DEFENSE FROM YOU. 325 00:26:40,031 MAYBE Y'ALL COME TOGETHER. THEN THEY DECIDE TO PUNT. BUT MAN, IT IS BEAUTIFUL THING WHEN YOU CAN GET IT ALL ON THE SAME PAGE. SO I WOULD JUST LEAVE YOU WITH THAT. JUST KNOW THAT THIS GROUP RIGHT HERE, YOU ARE NOT JUST ELECTED. YOU ARE CALLED. NEVER FORGET THAT YOUR TEAM AND THE OPPORTUNITY THAT YOU HAVE TO BE THE EXAMPLE. NOT BE AN EXAMPLE. BE THE EXAMPLE OF HOW A GROUP OF PEOPLE CAN COME TOGETHER WHO, YES, HAVE ALL KIND OF DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS BUT CAN BE A TEAM. THROUGH TEAM EVERYONE ACCOMPLISHES MORE. 339 00:27:24,876 GOD BLESS YOU. GO TIGERS 341 00:27:27,545 AND THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TODAY. [APPLAUSE] >>The Speaker: TWO LEGISLATORS FROM THE CLEMSON AREA WANTED TO BE HEARD. COACH, IF YOU WOULD TAKE A SEAT OF HONOR. THAT'S MY SEAT [LAUGHTER] REPRESENTATIVE CLARY IS RECOGNIZED. >>Representative: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT. MR. PRESIDENT, MR. SPEAKER, DISTINGUISHED COLLEAGUES OF THIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, PRESIDENT CLEMENTS, OUR LEGISLATIVE ELECTED MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES THAT I SEE UP IN THE GALLERY AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES PRESIDENT CLEMENTS. WE GOT A LARGE GROUP. 357 00:28:45,890 THE BOARD OF VISITORS AND ALUMNI FROM ALL OVER. ALL I CAN SAY TODAY IS THAT IT IS TRULY A GREAT DAY TO BE A TIGER. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] COACH SWINNEY AND THE MEMBERS OF THE TEAM THAT ARE HERE, WELCOME TO THE STATE HOUSE FOR CLEMSON DAY 2019. COACH SWINNEY, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE NOTICED IT OR NOT BUT I WAS ELECTED IN NOVEMBER 2014. AND WE HAVE BEEN TO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS EVERY YEAR. I'M JUST SAYING, YOU KNOW, WE GOT TO KEEP THIS THING GOING. SO WE'RE ALL COUNTING ON ANOTHER APPEARANCE BY LITTLE OLD CLEMSON NEXT YEAR. COACH SWINNEY, YOU KNOW YOU ARE TRULY AN EXTRAORDINARY LEADER. YOUR ABILITY TO MOTIVATE AND STRATEGIZE AND INSPIRE IT'S INCREDIBLE. EVERYWHERE I GO PEOPLE TALK ABOUT YOUR LEADERSHIP ABILITIES. WE ARE TRULY THANKFUL TO HAVE A MAN LIKE YOU THAT'S LEADING THIS PROGRAM AT THIS TIME. WE LOOK FORWARD TO MANY MORE OF YOUR ADDRESSES HERE TO THIS JOINT ASSEMBLY. YOU KNOW TWO YEARS AGO WE CELEBRATED CLEMSON'S SECOND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. THE BIG PROBLEM WITH THAT COACH IS IT HAD BEEN 35 YEARS SINCE WE 382 00:30:20,985 HAD CELEBRATED THE FIRST ONE. YOU KNOW, ALL OF US WERE REALLY EXCITED. REALLY EXCITED. SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES SAID THAT I HAD PROBABLY RUBBED 386 00:30:35,066 SOME FEATHERS THE WRONG WAY. OUR DISTINGUISH MAJORITY LEADER, MY FRIEND FROM YORK EVEN REMARKED TO THE SPEAKER THAT I SOUNDED LIKE A SORE WINNER. [ LAUGHTER] >> LEAVE THAT TENDER MOMENT ALONE, SIR. MOST RECENTLY IT WAS REPORTED TO ME THAT MY COLLEAGUE, SENATOR ALEXANDER, WHEN HE WAS PLANNING FOR THIS JOINT ASSEMBLY OVER IN THE SENATE THAT ONE OF THE SENATORS FROM OVER ON THE COAST HAD QUESTIONED HIM ABOUT 396 00:31:18,276 WHETHER OR NOT I WOULD BE ABLE TO SPEAK. HE WAS HOPING I WOULD BE NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK. FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU I FOR THE ATTENTION THAT YOU BRING TO ME AS THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM HOUSE DISTRICT THREE, CONSISTING OF THE GREAT METROPOLISES OF SIX 401 00:31:43,701 MILE, CENTRAL AND NORRIS AND LITTLE OLD CLEMSON. YOU KNOW, WE'RE RIGHT THERE IN WESTERN PICKENS COUNTY ON THE SHORES OF BEAUTIFUL LAKE HARTWELL, AND LAKE KIAWIAH. RIGHT THERE AT THE FOOTHILLS OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS. AND THANKFULLY, THE SENATOR FROM OVER THERE ON THE COAST DIDN'T REALIZE THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE IS MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND, MY CLASSMATE FROM CLEMSON AND FELLOW CLEMSON GRADUATE, SO HERE I AM. [ LAUGHTER] >>Representative: IN THE SPIRIT OF SMOOTHING SOME FEATHERS DURING THIS CELEBRATION, I WOULD BE REMISSED IF I DIDN'T RECOGNIZE OUR RIVALS FROM THE MIDLANDS OF SOUTH CAROLINA ON THEIR SEASON. [ LAUGHTER] YES, U OF SC AS I NOW UNDERSTAND THEY LIKE TO BE BRANDED, PLAYED MIGHTILY AGAINST OUR TEAM, 418 00:32:46,197 COACH SWINNEY. I MEAN THEY SCORED 35 POINTS ON US. UNFORTUNATELY FOR THEM WE SCORED 56 AND WE CLAIMED ANOTHER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. BUT I DO WANT TO CONGRATULATE USC. REPRESENTATIVE RUTHERFORD. I DON'T KNOW IF HE'S HERE. I SEE HIM OVER THERE I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON BEING RUNNERUP IN THE BELT BOWL. [ LAUGHTER] COMING IN A STRONG SECOND TO THE FOOTBALL POWERHOUSE, THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, WHO COACH FRANK HOWARD AFFECTIONATELY REFERRED TO AS WHITE MEAT. >> PRESIDENT: WHERE IS REPRESENTATIVE HILL WHEN YOU NEED HIM? [ LAUGHTER] [APPLAUSE] >>Representative: WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO REALLY SAY IS, YOU KNOW, THIS BEING CLEMSON DAY COACH SWINNEY, WHILE WE CELEBRATE THIS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP, WE ALSO WANT TO REMIND THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HOW IMPORTANT 436 00:34:10,681 THEIR SUPPORT IS TO CLEMSON UNIVERSITY. YOU KNOW, THE TIGER PAW IS TRULY A STRONG SYMBOL, BUT IT IS KNOWN FAR AND WIDE, BUT I WANT ALL OF US TO REALIZE THOSE OF US WHO ARE CLEMSON GRADUATES THAT WHILE THE TIGER PAW IS IMPORTANT, THE MOST 441 00:34:32,236 IMPORTANT THING TO US IS THE RING WE WEAR AND THE DIPLOMA THAT WE HAVE. BECAUSE BEING A CLEMSON GRADUATE SETS US APART AND ALLOWS US TO GO ON TO DO MANY, MANY DIFFERENT THINGS. SO WHILE WE CELEBRATE ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP, LET'S ALWAYS REMEMBER A GREAT UNIVERSITY IS NOT MERELY MEASURED BY ITS ATHLETIC PROGRAM. YOU KNOW, WHEN THOMAS GREEN CLEMSON BEQUEATHED HIS PROPERTY TO THIS STATE AND SET UP THIS UNIQUE ARRANGEMENT THAT WE HAVE WITH CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, HE ENVISIONED A HIGH SEMINARY OF LEARNING. THAT'S WHAT GOES ON AT CLEMSON UNIVERSITY. WE'RE PRODUCING GREAT EDUCATORS, ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, COMPUTER SCIENTISTS, DOCTORS, LAWYERS, NURSES, AGRICULTURE SPECIALISTS, RESEARCH SCIENTISTS AND COUNTLESS OTHER DISCIPLINES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS STATE, 457 00:35:34,599 IN THIS REGION, IN THIS NATION AND AROUND THE WORLD. SO MR. PRESIDENT, MR. SPEAKER AND MY ESTEEMED COLLEAGUES,THANK YOU FOR ONCE AGAIN ALLOWING ME TO BE PART OF THIS CELEBRATION IN THE LIFE AND HISTORY OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY. WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOU BEING BACK HERE NEXT YEAR, COACH SWINNEY AND ... LET'S GO TIGERS! [APPLAUSE] 466 00:36:11,302 PRESIDENT: SENATOR FROM OCONEE SENATOR ALEXANDER IS RECOGNIZED. >> SENATOR: THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THIS JOINT ASSEMBLY, AND CERTAINLY OUR DISTINGUISHED GUESTS. COACH SWINNEY, WE ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOUR BACK IN THIS JOINT ASSEMBLY TODAY. IN TYPICAL SENATE FASHION I WILL BE BRIEF IN MY REMARKS TODAY. 472 00:36:30,521 [ LAUGHTER] >> TWO OR THREE THINGS, I THINK THE COACH AS WE LISTENED TO HIM HE TALKED ABOUT ACADEMIC SUCCESS OFF THE FIELD AS WELL AS ON THE FIELD IF MY MEMORY SERVES ME CORRECT, THE WORD FOR THIS YEAR WAS JOY. JESUS, OTHERS AND YOURSELF. THAT SPEAKS TO THE CULTURAL AND LEADERSHIP THAT THIS GREAT MAN THAT WE HAVE AS THE COACH AT CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, WITH THE EYE OF THE TIGER BEING FOCUSED ON THE SUCCESS ON THE FIELD AS WELL AS OFF OF THE FIELD. FROM THE ACADEMICS STANDPOINT AND AGAIN CLEMSON CONTINUES TO BE IN THE TOP 25 FOR THE 11th STRAIGHT YEAR IN A ROW. ITS RECOGNIZED AS NUMBER 11 IN THE MOST INNOVATIVE UNIVERSITIES. IT IS NUMBER NINE IN THE COUNTRY FOR BEST FOR OUR VETERANS. ANOTHER GREAT, GREAT GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS. COACH, GOING BACK IT'S BEEN TEN YEARS NOW, JUST OVER YOUR TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THAT DAY THAT YOU WAS THAT YOU WAS THE INTERIM. THEN ON DECEMBER 1st YOU WERE APPOINTED -- I BELIEVE THAT WAS THE DAY OF THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIP THIS YEAR. 491 00:37:42,560 WHAT A GREAT BIRTHDAY RECOGNITION THAT WAS FOR THAT 10TH ANNIVERSARY. YOU GO BACK IN 2008, CLEMSON WAS HAVING SOME 15,000 APPLICANTS FOR ADMISSION ON A YEARLY BASIS. FAST FORWARD TO 2018, TEN YEARS LATER, OVER 28,000 APPLICATIONS WERE ACCEPTED FOR CONSIDERATION TO CLEMSON UNIVERSITY. 86% INCREASE IN THOSE SEEKING -- TALKING ABOUT THE CLEMSON BRAND AND BEING THE FRONT PORCH, THANK YOU FOR BEING THAT FRONT PORCH TO THE HOUSE WE HAVE THERE AT CLEMSON. IT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT ACADEMICS AND 501 00:38:27,872 ATHLETICS CAN BOTH BE WINNERS. CLEMSON IS MODELING THAT. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP. A GREAT MAN WHO HAPPENS TO BE A GREAT FOOTBALL COACH. I'LL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS QUOTE. FROM THE GUIDEPOST MAGAZINE IN AUGUST OF 2018. EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS HOW WE RESPOND TO IT. IF YOU NEVER LOST A GAME, GOT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP EVERY TIME, ALWAYS WON, YOU WOULDN'T TRULY APPRECIATE ALL THAT GOES INTO IT. COACH DABO SWINNEY, HEAD COACH OF THE CLEMSON TIGERS. COACH, WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR HOW YOU HAVE RESPONDED TO THE CHALLENGES IN YOUR LIFE. THE GOOD ONES AND THE BAD ONES. YOU ARE AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL OF US HERE IN THIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO THE PALMETTO STATE, TO OUR COUNTRY. GOD BLESS YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE THE 517 00:39:32,470 LIVES OF THOSE YOU TOUCH BETTER ON AND OFF THE FIELD. IT IS A PRIVILEGE AS A SENATOR FROM THE CLEMSON AREA TO STAND BEFORE YOU TODAY. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS. >> PRESIDENT: ONE MOUR ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR OUR COACH, DABO SWINNEY. [APPLAUSE] >> PRESIDENT: MEMBERS OF THE JOINT ASSEMBLY REMAIN STANDING AS THE MEMBER OF THE CLEMSON TIGERS AND THEIR PARTY DEPART THE JOINT ASSEMBLY. [CLEMSON CHANT] 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 C-L-E-M-S-O-N T-I-G-E-R-S Fight Tigers, Fight Tigers Fight, Fight, Fight [APPLAUSE] >> THE PURPOSE OF THE JOINT ASSEMBLY HAVING BEEN COMPLETED, I HEREBY DECLARE IT ADJOURNED. [POUNDING OF GAVEL] >>The Speaker: MEMBERS AND GUESTS WILL PLEASE RISE AS THE HONORABLE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE EXITS THIS HOUSE CHAMBER. HOUSE MEMBERS, MEMBERS IN THE HOUSE, WE ARE IN THE ROLL CALL. ALL MEMBERS PLEASE RECORD YOUR PRESENCE. WE'RE IN 536 00:44:21,492 THE ROLL CALL.

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Composition

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
Current Session 27 19 46 0
Latest voting share 58.7% 41.3% 100%


Leadership

South Carolina Senate Officers
Position Name Party
President of the Senate Harvey S. Peeler Jr. Republican
Majority Leader A. Shane Massey Republican
Minority Leader Nikki G. Setzler Democratic

Members of the South Carolina Senate

Except as noted, all Senators were elected in November 2016. All terms expire in November 2020.

District Representative Party Residence
1 Thomas C. Alexander Republican Walhalla
2 Rex Rice Republican Easley
3 Richard Cash Republican Powdersville
4 Michael Gambrell Republican Honea Path
5 Thomas D. Corbin Republican Travelers Rest
6 Dwight A. Loftis Republican Greenville
7 Karl B. Allen Democratic Greenville
8 Ross Turner Republican Greenville
9 Daniel B. Verdin III Republican Laurens
10 Floyd Nicholson Democratic Greenwood
11 Glenn G. Reese Democratic Inman
12 Scott Talley Republican Spartanburg
13 Shane Martin Republican Spartanburg
14 Harvey S. Peeler Jr. Republican Gaffney
15 Wes Climer Republican Rock Hill
16 Greg Gregory Republican Lancaster
17 Mike Fanning Democratic Great Falls
18 Ronnie W. Cromer Republican Prosperity
19 John L. Scott Jr. Democratic Columbia
20 Dick Harpootlian Democratic Columbia
21 Darrell Jackson Democratic Hopkins
22 Mia McLeod Democratic Columbia
23 Katrina Frye Shealy Republican Lexington
24 Tom Young Jr. Republican Aiken
25 A. Shane Massey Republican Edgefield
26 Nikki G. Setzler Democratic West Columbia
27 Vincent A. Sheheen Democratic Camden
28 Greg Hembree Republican North Myrtle Beach
29 Gerald Malloy Democratic Hartsville
30 Kent M. Williams Democratic Marion
31 Hugh Leatherman Republican Florence
32 Ronnie A. Sabb Democratic Greeleyville
33 Luke A. Rankin Republican Myrtle Beach
34 Stephen Goldfinch Republican Murrells Inlet
35 Thomas McElveen Democratic Sumter
36 Kevin L. Johnson Democratic Manning
37 Lawrence K. Grooms Republican Bonneau
38 Sean Bennett Republican Summerville
39 John W. Matthews Jr. Democratic Bowman
40 Brad Hutto Democratic Orangeburg
41 Sandy Senn Republican Charleston
42 Marlon Kimpson Democratic Charleston
43 George E. Campsen III Republican Isle of Palms
44 Paul G. Campbell Jr. Republican Goose Creek
45 Margie B. Matthews Democratic Charleston
46 Tom Davis Republican Beaufort

Past composition of the Senate

Year Democratic
Party
Republican
Party
Independent
/ Other

Majority
1865 0 0 31 31
1868 6(a) 25 0 19
1870 5 26 1 21
1872 8 25 0 17
1874 0 26 7(b) 19
1876 15 18 0 3
1878 28 5 0 23
1880 33 2 0 31
1882 33 2 0 31
1884 32 3 0 29
1886 33 2 0 31
1888 35 0 0 35
1890 32 3 0 29
1892 36 0 0 36
1894 29 0 7(c) 22
1896 36 0 0 36
1898–
1908
41 0 0 41
1910–
1916
44 0 0 44
1918–
1964
46 0 0 46
1966 43 6 1 37
1968 47 3 0 44
1970 44 2 0 42
1972 43 3 0 40
1976 42 4 0 38
1980 39 7 0 32
1984 36 10 0 26
1988 35 11 0 24
1992 30 16 0 14
1996 25 21 0 4
2000 22(d) 24(d) 0 2
2004 20 26(e) 0 6
2008 19 27 0 8
2012 18 28 0 10
2016 18 28 0 10
Current 19 27 0 8

(a) The election of a Democrat from Abbeville was declared void and the seat remained vacant.
(b) All 7 were members of the Conservative Party of South Carolina.
(c) All 7 were Independent Democrats.
(d) After the 2000 elections, the Senate was evenly split between 23 Democrats and 23 Republicans. A Democrat, J. Verne Smith of Greer, switched to the Republicans to break the tie.
(e) Republicans gained an additional seat in a 2007 special election.

References

  1. ^ "Massey Named New SC Senate Majority Leader". wltx.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  2. ^ "ARTICLE 3. Legislative Department., SECTION 9. Sessions of General Assembly". 2010 South Carolina Constitution - Unannotated. Archived from the original on March 4, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
  • Dubin, Michael J. (2007) Party affiliations in the state legislatures : a year by year summary, 1796-2006.

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