South Carolina Legislature


Legislative Oversight Committee
Message from Chairman
Jeffrey E. "Jeff" Johnson
District 58, Horry County
As Chair of the Legislative Oversight Committee and on behalf of my fellow members, I would like to welcome you to the committee’s webpage.

The Legislative Oversight Committee, created in December 2014, is a vehicle for oversight used by the House of Representatives. The Committee’s specific task is to conduct legislative oversight studies and investigations of state agencies at least once every seven years to ensure state laws and programs are being carried out in accordance with the intent of the General Assembly and to determine whether those programs should continue in their current form.

Public input is the cornerstone of the oversight process. Share your concerns with the Committee online, by email, over the phone, or in person and help the Legislative Oversight Committee improve state government for all South Carolinians.
About

Committee Vision


For South Carolina agencies to become, and continuously remain, the most effective state agencies in the country through processes which eliminate waste and efficiently deploy resources thereby creating greater confidence in state government.


Committee Mission


Determine if agency laws and programs are being implemented and carried out in accordance with the intent of the General Assembly and whether they should be continued, curtailed or eliminated. Inform the public about state agencies.
Committee Staff
  • M. Lewis Carter, II - Director
  • Riley McCullough - Research Analyst
  • Roland Franklin - Legal Counsel
  • Cathy Greer - Admin. Coord.
Contact Information
Post Office Box 11867
Columbia, South Carolina 29211
Room 228 Blatt Building
Telephone: (803) 212-6810

Scheduled Meetings as of 02/27/2024 12:18pm EST
    Thursday, February 29
  • 9:00 am -- Blatt Room 110 -- Law Enforcement, Criminal and Civil Justice Subcommittee of the Legislative Oversight Committee
    REVISIONS:
    Meeting added on 09/02/2024 at 03:33pm
    Scheduled for Live Broadcast on 15/02/2024 at 02:25pm
  • Upon adjournment of the House -- Blatt Room 110 -- Economic Development, Transportation and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Legislative Oversight Committee
    REVISIONS:
    Meeting added on 07/02/2024 at 03:35pm
    Scheduled for Live Broadcast on 15/02/2024 at 02:26pm

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Committee Information


+ How the Committee Serves You

+ Committee Structure and Process

+ Legislative Authority

  • Statutes Relating to Legislative Oversight: S.C. Code of Laws Section 2-2-5 et seq.

  • Act which created Legislative Oversight (No. 121 of 2014)
  • Summaries of Act No. 121 of 2014 from the Legislative Update, published by the Office of Research for the House of Representatives:
  • October 6, 2014 Major Issues: Legislative Overview
  • October 6, 2014 Major Issues: State Government Restructuring
  • Flow Charts



  • Board and Commissions

  • + Criminal Justice

  • Education

  • Elections

  • State Library

  • Ethics

  • Hiring

  • Workforce Development
  • Studies


    Click on any heading to sort the table by that column.

    Study Information
    (Click on agency name or issue to open webpage with information from the Committee's study)
    Current Status of Study Executive Summary of Study Report Complete Study Report or Video/Dashboard
    (Click link for report)
    Accident Fund, State Completed in 2022 2022.06 -
    Study Video/Dashboard
    Adjutant General Completed in 2018 ^ 2018.07 - Study Report
    Administrative Law Court Not yet studied
    Aeronautics Commission, S.C. Completed in 2019 2019.10 - Executive Summary 2019.10 - Study Report
    Aging, Department on Under Study
    Agriculture, Department of Completed in 2017 ^ 2017.11 -
    Study Report
    Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, Department of Completed in 2020 2020.03 -
    Executive Summary
    2020.03 -
    Study Report
    Archives and History, Department of Completed in 2017 ^ 2017.08 -
    Study Report
    Arts Commission, S.C. Completed in 2022 2022.04 -
    Executive Summary
    2021.12 -
    Study Video/Dashboard
    Attorney General, Office of the Completed in 2022 2022.10 -
    Executive Summary
    2022.10 -
    Study Report
    Blind, Commission for the Completed in 2016 ^ 2016.10 -
    Study Report
    Commerce, Department of Completed in 2022 2022.10 -
    Executive Summary
    2022.10 -
    Study Video/Dashboard
    Comptroller General's Office Completed in 2015 ^ 2015.12 -
    Study Report
    Conservation Bank, S.C. Not yet studied
    Consumer Affairs, Department of Under Study
    Corrections, Department of Completed in 2020 2020.10 -
    Executive Summary
    2020.10 -
    Study Video/Dashboard
    Deaf and the Blind, School for the Completed in 2016 ^ 2016.10 -
    Study Report
    Disabilities and Special Needs, Department of Completed in 2018 ^ 2018.11 -
    Study Report
    ETV Commission Completed in 2018 ^ 2018.11 -
    Study Report
    Education, Department of Not yet studied
    Election Commission, State
  • 2017 study of entire agency
  • 2021 study of process for maintaining the accuracy of voter rolls with regards to qualified electors, including, but not limited to, removing deceased people from the state's active voter registration list (Ad Hoc Committee)
  • Completed in 2017 ^ 2017.12 -
    Study Report
    Employment and Workforce, Department of Not yet studied
    Ethics Commission, State Completed in 2022
    Financial Institutions, Board of Not yet studied
    First Steps to School Readiness, S.C. Completed in 2016 ^ 2016.05 -
    Study Report
    Forestry Commission Under Study
    Health and Environmental Control, Department of (DHEC) Completed in 2017 2017.12 -
    Study Report
    Health and Human Services, Department of (DHHS) Completed in 2022 2022.04 -
    Executive Summary
    2021.12 -
    Study Video/Dashboard
    Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission Under Study
    Higher Education, Commission on Under Study ^
    Housing Finance and Development Authority, S.C. State (SC Housing) Completed in 2020 2020.10 -
    Executive Summary
    2020.10 -
    Study Report
    Human Affairs Commission, S.C. Completed in 2017 ^ 2017.12 -
    Study Report
    Indigent Defense, Commission on Completed in 2018 ^ 2018.11 -
    Study Report
    Insurance, Department of Not yet studied
    Jobs-Economic Development Authority, S.C. Completed in 2023 2023.12 -
    Study Report
    John de la Howe School Completed in 2018 ^ 2018.07 -
    Study Report
    Juvenile Justice, Department of (DJJ)
  • 2017 study of entire agency
  • 2021 study of LAC Follow up Audit of DJJ
  • Completed in 2017 ^ 2017.04 -
    Study Report
    Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Department of (LLR) Completed in 2019 ^ 2019.07 -
    Study Report
    Law Enforcement Division, State (SLED) Under Study
    Law Enforcement Training Council and Criminal Justice Academy Completed in 2017 ^ 2017.11 -
    Study Report
    Library, State Completed in 2022 2022.10 -
    Executive Summary
    2022.10 -
    Study Report
    Mental Health, Department of (DMH) Completed in 2020 2020.03 -
    Executive Summary
    2020.03 -
    Study Report
    Minority Affairs, Commission for Completed in 2018 ^ 2018.07 -
    Study Report
    Motor Vehicles, Department of (DMV) Completed in 2019 2019.10 -
    Executive Summary
    2019.10 -
    Study Report
    Museum, State Not yet studied
    Natural Resources, Department of (DNR) Completed in 2018 ^ 2018.07 -
    Study Report
    Parks Recreation and Tourism, Department of Completed in 2018 ^ 2018.11 -
    Study Report
    Patriots Point Development Authority Completed in 2018 ^ 2018.07 -
    Study Report
    Probation, Parole and Pardon, Department of Completeled in 2022 2022.04 -
    Executive Summary
    Prosecution Coordination, Commission on Completed in 2018 ^ 2018.11 -
    Study Report
    Public Safety, Department of (DPS) Completed in 2017 ^ 2017.12 -
    Study Report
    Retirement System Investment Commission Not yet studied
    Revenue, Department of (DOR) Completed in 2018 ^ 2018.11 -
    Study Report
    Rural Infrastructure Authority Completed in 2019 2019.12 -
    Executive Summary
    2019.12 -
    Study Report
    Sea Grant Consortium, S.C. Not yet studied
    Secretary of State, Office of the Completed in 2020 2020.10 -
    Executive Summary
    2020.10 -
    Study Video/Dashboard
    Social Services, Department of (DSS) Completed in 2016 ^ 2016.04 -
    Study Report
    Technical and Comprehensive Education, State Board for Not yet studied
    Transportation Infrastructure Bank, S.C. Completed in 2017 ^ 2017.04 -
    Study Report
    Transportation, Department of (DOT) Completed in 2016 ^ 2016.06 -
    Study Report
    Treasurer, S.C. Office of the Completed in 2017 ^ 2017.08 -
    Study Report
    Vocational Rehabilitation Department, S.C. Not yet studied
    Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School Completed in 2019 ^ 2019.10 -
    Study Report
    Workers' Compensation Commission, S.C. Under Study
    Issue Study: State agencies' relationship with, funding of, and other activities relating to Planned Parenthood facilities and other abortion providers in S.C. Completed in 2016 * 2016.04 -
    Issue Study: DHEC's Receipt and Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine Study Under Study
    Issue Study: Insurance Fraud Under Study

    Information older than two years has been moved to the House Legislative Oversight Committee Archives page.



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