South Carolina Legislature

House Ethics Committee

Scheduled Meetings as of 10/03/2022 07:43pm EDT   Follow on Twitter

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

SC State Ethics Commission Individual Reports

Rules of the House Ethics Committee

1997 - 1992 Advisory Opinions - Updated: April 29, 2021

2016 - 1998 Advisory Opinions - Updated: July 2, 2019

2021 - 2017 Advisory Opinions - Updated: April 29, 2021

House Ethics Committee Fines - Updated: September 12, 2022

House Ethics Committee Public Reprimands - January 2017 to Present - Updated: May 11, 2021

Fine Appeal Form

House Ethics Committee Memo re: Fine Appeals due to a filing error by the third party filer for the Candidate or Member

Protocol for Audits of Candidates/House Members' Campaign Accounts - April 29, 2021

Advisory Opinion 2016-2, Laundry List Opinion

Advisory Opinion 2021-1 - Whether a Member has a conflict of interest when the Member receives no economic interest in the funding the municipality receives for capital improvements located in the Member's district.

Advisory Opinion 2021-2 - Whether it is permissible under the Ethics Act for a public employee to staff an Ad Hoc Committee tasked with studying a governmental agency and reporting the Committee's findings regarding the agency if the employee has a family member who works at the agency.

Advisory Opinion 2021-3 - Whether it is a conflict of interest for a Member to sponsor a particular bill.

Advisory Opinion 2021-4 - Whether a University may hire a Member, individually as an attorney but the Member is not required to abstain from voting on that Section in the budget for the University unless the Member's salary would be directly funded or it involves a vote on funding legal fees.

HEC Advisory Opinion August 29, 2022, in Complaint C2022-022, In The Matter of Kathryn Roberts, with Exhibits A-D; SEC Recommendation of Probable Cause July 22, 2022

HEC Advisory Opinion August 31, 2022, in Complaint C2022-021, In The Matter of Patricia Cannon Fisher, with Exhibits A-D; SEC Recommendation of Probable Cause July 22, 2022

Public Hearing Process

Brochure for New House Candidates

Protocol Regarding the House Ethics Committee's Handling of Judicial Candidates' Statement of Economic Interests

SC Ethics Filings FAQ - Information to assist House Members and Candidates as you migrate your ethics account and file in the new ethics filing system to be launched on Monday, September 23, 2021 at 7 am.

Complaint by the House Ethics Committee with Exhibits A-F; State Ethics Commission's Recommendation of Probable Cause; and the House Ethics Committee's April 5, 2022 Concurrence with 133 ethics violations and nonconcurrence with 6 ethics violations In The Matter of Rep. Jonathan D. Hill, Complaint No. C. 2021-084

Consent Order and Public Reprimand In the Matter of Jonathon D. Hill, Complaint C2021-084

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