South Carolina Legislature


House Ethics Committee


Scheduled Meetings as of 05/28/2024 09:05am 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 - Updated: January 12, 2023

1997 - 1992 Advisory Opinions - Updated: May 4, 2023

2016 - 1998 Advisory Opinions - Updated: May 4, 2023

2023 - 2017 Advisory Opinions - Updated: September 26, 2023

House Ethics Advisory Opinions by Topic with a Table of Contents - Updated September 27, 2023

House Ethics Committee Fines - Updated: March 21, 2023

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 - December 12, 2022

Advisory Opinion 2016-2, Laundry List Opinion

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

HEC Public Employee Brochure

HEC Advisory Opinion 2023-1, whether permissible to use campaign funds for childcare services while campaigning or in the performance of duties related to the office held.

HEC Advisory Opinion 2023-2, whether a Member may provide consulting services to a local Housing Authority.

HEC Advisory Opinion 2023-3, regarding a former Legislative Special Interest Caucus should follow the provisions of South Carolina laws as they apply to legislative caucuses as addressed in the Advisory Opinion.



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