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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 199 bills.

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  • Columbia Address:

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

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • S 1077

    A Concurrent Resolution To Thank The United States Army Corps Of Engineers Of The South Atlantic Division For Reconsidering Their Decision Regarding Private Use Of The Savannah River Basin For Lawn And Garden Irrigation And To Recognize The Lake Hartwell Association On Their Efforts To Monitor And Communicate On Behalf Of The Citizens Affected By These Decisions.

  • S 1063

    A Senate Resolution To Recognize And Congratulate Ms. Connie Shade Upon The Occasion Of Her Retirement After Forty-Five Years Of Dedicated Service To The Lower Savannah Council Of Governments And To Offer Best Wishes For A Satisfying And Rewarding Retirement.

  • S 1051

    A Senate Resolution To Congratulate South Carolina State Forester Henry E. “Gene” Kodama For Winning The Society Of American Foresters’ Gifford Pinchot Medal And To Recognize Him For His Work As State Forester.

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  • S 1038

    A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 59-152-15 So As To Provide The South Carolina First Steps To School Readiness Is Reauthorized Until July 1, 2021, And Will Automatically Be Reauthorized For Five-Year Periods At Five-Year Intervals Thereafter.

  • S 1033

    A Senate Resolution To Recognize And Congratulate Pastor Rock E. Sims And First Lady Minister Norma J. Sims Of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church In Columbia Upon The Occasion Of Their Tenth Pastoral Anniversary, And To Wish Them Continued Happiness In Their Service To The People Of Their Community.

  • S 1032

    A Senate Resolution To Recognize And Congratulate Mrs. Annette D. Mccollum Upon The Occasion Of Her Retirement, To Extend Deep Appreciation For Her Many Years Of Service To The Richland County Legislative Delegation, And To Offer Best Wishes For A Satisfying And Rewarding Retirement.

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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