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Sponsors: Rep. Clemmons
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Introduced in the House on January 11, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on May 8, 2017
Last Amended on February 22, 2017
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/11/2017 House Introduced (House Journal-page 31) 1/11/2017 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 31) 2/21/2017 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 47) 2/22/2017 House Amended (House Journal-page 22) 2/22/2017 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 2-23-17 (House Journal-page 26) 2/23/2017 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 3-2-17 (House Journal-page 7) 3/2/2017 House Debate adjourned until Tues., 3-7-17 (House Journal-page 23) 3/7/2017 House Debate adjourned until Wed., 3-8-17 (House Journal-page 82) 3/9/2017 House Debate adjourned until Mon., 3-13-17 (House Journal-page 16) 3/22/2017 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 3-23-17 (House Journal-page 60) 3/29/2017 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 3-30-17 (House Journal-page 76) 3/30/2017 House Debate adjourned until Tues., 4-4-17 (House Journal-page 59) 4/4/2017 House Debate adjourned until Wed., 4-5-17 (House Journal-page 36) 4/5/2017 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 4-6-17 (House Journal-page 80) 4/18/2017 House Debate adjourned until Wed., 4-19-17 (House Journal-page 23) 4/19/2017 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 4-20-17 (House Journal-page 35) 4/25/2017 House Debate adjourned until Wed., 4-26-17 (House Journal-page 19) 4/26/2017 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 4-27-17 (House Journal-page 73) 5/3/2017 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 5-4-17 (House Journal-page 32) 5/4/2017 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 61) 5/8/2017 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 8) 5/8/2017 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 8)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 22, 2017
S. Printed 2/22/17--H.
Read the first time January 11, 2017.
TO MEMORIALIZE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND URGE THEM TO PROPOSE THE REGULATION FREEDOM AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
Whereas, the growth and abuse of federal regulatory authority threatens our Constitutional liberties, including those guaranteed by the Bill of Rights in the First, Second, Fourth and Fifth Amendments of our Constitution; and
Whereas, federal regulators must be held accountable to elected representatives of the people, and not immune from such accountability; and
Whereas, the United States House of Representatives has passed the REINS Act with bipartisan support to require Congressional approval on all major new federal regulations before they can take effect; and
Whereas, even if the REINS act passes the United States Senate, a law may be repealed or waived by a future Congress and President; and
Whereas, an amendment to the United States Constitution does not require Presidential approval and cannot be waived by a future Congress and President; and
Whereas, Congress could increase regulatory transparency by adopting an amendment that reads: "Whenever one quarter of the members of the United States House of Representatives or the United States Senate transmits to the President their written declaration of opposition to a proposed federal regulation, it shall require a majority vote of the House of Representatives and the Senate to adopt that regulation." Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, memorialize the United States Congress and urge them to propose the Regulation Freedom amendment to the United States Constitution.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President of the United States Senate, and each member of the South Carolina Congressional delegation.
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