View Amendment Current Amendment: 154 to Bill 3700 Rep. LOWE proposes the following Amendment No. 154 to H.3700 as introduced by Ways & Means
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EXPLANATION: Prohibts agencies from paying lobbyists with public funds and reduces funding associated with lobbyists.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 90, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 528, after line 35, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ SR: Prohibts Public Funded Lobbyists: In order to eliminate taxpayer funded lobbying, the Office of State Budget is directed to permanently reduce the below allocations/authorization per said agency:
Administrative Law Court      $      22,000
The Citadel            $      16,881
Clemson University            $      45,480
Coastal Carolina University      $      20,230
College of Charleston      $      70,833
Department of Health
           & Environmental Control      $      37,708
State Board for Technical
     & Comprehensive Education      $      124,654
           Florence-Darlington
           Technical College      $      10,001
           Greenville Technical College      $      31,783
           Horry-Georgetown
           Technical College      $      1,183
           Tri-County Technical College      $      55,545
Francis Marion University      $      53,368
Judicial Department            $      59,164
Medical University of
           South Carolina            $      118,949
Department of Natural Resources      $      17,157
State Ports Authority      $      134,405
Prosecution Coordination
           Commission            $      19,290
Public Service Commission      $      34,654
South Carolina State University      $      20,000
University Of South Carolina      $      53,368
University of South Carolina-Upstate$      11,000
Winthrop University      $      9,300
Total            $      966,953
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Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.