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Lawrence K. Grooms

Republican — Senator — District 37
Available Terms:
  • 119
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Lawrence K. Grooms represents Senate District 37 in the South Carolina Senate, is a member of four committees, and is the primary sponsor of 414 bills.

2000 196987.93
2002 3061.83
2004 94186.04
2006 -7085.81
2008 63824.37
2010 43650.0
2012 69949.12

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Columbia Address:

    203 Gressette Bldg.Columbia 29201
    Phone: 803-212-6400

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • S 598

    A Concurrent Resolution To Designate The Third Full Week In April 2015 As "Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week" To Raise Awareness Regarding Shaken Baby Syndrome And To Commend The Hospitals, Child Care Councils, Schools, And Other Organizations That Educate Parents And Caregivers On How To Protect Children From Abuse.

  • S 587

    A Bill To Amend Chapter 5, Title 59 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To The State Board Of Education, By Adding Section 59-5-170, To Establish The Division Of Interscholastic Athletics Within The State Department Of Education And To Provide For The Powers, Duties, And Authority Of The Division; To Amend Section 59-39-160, To Remove A Reference To The South Carolina High School League; And To Allow The Department To Enact Emergency Regulations To Ensure That High School Interscholastic Athletic Activities Continue Without Interruption.

  • S 581

    A Senate Resolution To Recognize Jennifer Bellamy Of Columbia'S Wltx-Tv For Her Outstanding Service As A Multimedia Journalist And Weekend Anchor And To Wish Her Much Success And Fulfillment In All Her Future Endeavors.

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  • S 580

    A Senate Resolution To Recognize And Honor The Keenan High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team, Coaches, And School Officials For An Outstanding Season And To Congratulate Them For Winning The 2015 Class Aa State Championship Title.

  • S 561

    A Bill To Amend Article 3, Chapter 1, Title 57 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To The Commission Of The Department Of Transportation, To Increase The Membership Of The Commission To Nine Members, To Provide That Commissioners Shall Be Appointed By The Governor From The State At Large Subject To Screening By The Joint Transportation Review Committee And The Advice And Consent Of The Senate, To Provide That Commissioners Shall Be Appointed To Six-Year Terms, And To Clarify The Commission'S Duties And Responsibilities; To Amend Section 57-1-410, Relating To The Appointment Of The Secretary Of Transportation, To Provide That The Commission, With The Approval Of The Governor, Shall Appoint A Secretary Of Transportation Subject To The Advice And Consent Of The Senate; To Amend Section 57-1-720(C) And 57-1-720 To Make Technical And Conforming Amendments Reflecting The Appointment Of Commissioners Rather Than Election Of Commissioners; To Amend Chapter 6, Title 1 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To The Office Of Inspector General, To Establish A Division Within The Office Of Inspector General That Is Responsible For The Internal Audit Function Of The Department Of Transportation; And To Repeal Section 57-1-460 And 57-1-740.

  • S 541

    A Senate Resolution To Recognize And Honor Reverend Michael H. Baker For His Significant Contributions To His Community And To Congratulate Him Upon The Occasion Of His Eighteenth Anniversary As Pastor Of The Greater Saint Luke Baptist Church In Columbia.

Recent Votes

S 523

to set for Special Order

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 2350.0
•••No: 2247.0
•••Other: 12.0
S 358

2nd Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4086.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 613.0
H 3035

2nd Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3882.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 817.0
S 426

2nd Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4189.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 510.0
S 437

2nd Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4495.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 24.0
H 3118

to adopt the free conference report

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4393.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 24.0
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