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J. Thomas McElveen, III

Democratic — Senator — District 35
Available Terms:
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

J. Thomas McElveen, III represents Senate District 35 in the South Carolina Senate, is a member of six committees, and is the primary sponsor of 162 bills.

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  • Columbia Address:

    508 Gressette Bldg.Columbia 29201
    Phone: 803-212-6132

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • S 729

    A Senate Resolution To Commend Suzanne Koty, English Teacher At Sumter High School, For Her Commitment To Providing Quality Education For The Children Of South Carolina And To Congratulate Her Upon Being Named The 2015-2016 South Carolina Teacher Of The Year.

  • S 722

    A Concurrent Resolution To Welcome Highly Acclaimed Actor And Activist Danny Glover To The Palmetto State And To Express Profound Appreciation For His Address At The 2015 Commencement Of Voorhees College.

  • S 723

    A Concurrent Resolution To Convey The Deepest Sorrow Of The Members Of The South Carolina General Assembly Upon The Death Of William L. Bonner Of Detroit, Michigan, Chief Apostle Of The Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ Of The Apostolic Faith, And To Offer Their Sincere Condolences To His Loving Family And His Many Friends.

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  • S 707

    A Bill To Amend Chapter 1, Title 27 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Property And Conveyances, To Provide That A Member Of The Armed Forces Who Is Deployed Or Mobilized Outside Of This State, Or Receives Orders For A Permanent Change Of Station Outside Of This State, Or A Civilian Employee Of The Department Of Defense Performing Temporary Duty Outside Of The State In Support Of The Armed Forces, Shall Be Eligible To Waive Any Unpaid Homeowners' Association Regime Fees That Accrue During The Time Period That The Person Is Deployed, To Provide That The Association Must Grant The Waiver If The Person Provides Copies Of The Orders That Require Service Outside Of This State And A Valid Military Identification Card, And To Extend The Provisions Of This Section To Dependents Residing With The Service Member.

  • S 706

    A Senate Resolution To Congratulate The Post And Courier Newspaper Of Charleston On Winning The 2015 Pulitzer Prize For Public Service And To Honor Them For Their Work To Bring Awareness To The Issue Of Domestic Violence.

  • S 699

    A Senate Resolution To Recognize And Honor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Mayor Of Charleston, For His Significant Contributions To The City And To Congratulate Him For Forty Years Of Outstanding And Dedicated Service.

Recent Votes

S 940

motion under Rule 15A

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 920.0
•••No: 3271.0
•••Other: 48.0
H 3945

Motion under 15A

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 1635.0
•••No: 2351.0
•••Other: 613.0
S 940

to adopt the Conference Report

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3577.0
•••No: 511.0
•••Other: 511.0
S 940

Motion under Rule15A

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2351.0
•••No: 1533.0
•••Other: 715.0
H 3149

to adopt the Conference Report

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3271.0
•••No: 715.0
•••Other: 613.0
S 940

to table the motion under Rule 14 to Carry Over with Senator retaining the floor

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2555.0
•••No: 1431.0
•••Other: 613.0
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