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Leola C. Robinson-Simpson

Democratic — Representative — District 25
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  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Leola C. Robinson-Simpson represents House District 25 in the South Carolina House, is a member of two committees, and is the primary sponsor of 797 bills.

  • Columbia Address:

    330A Blatt Bldg.Columbia 29201
    Phone: 803-212-6941

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • H 3723

    A House Resolution To Salute The South Pointe High School Girls Golf Team, Coach, And School Officials For An Outstanding Season And To Congratulate Them On Winning The 2014 Class Aaa State Championship Title.

  • H 3715

    A House Resolution To Honor South Carolina'S Cinderella Queens, To Commend The Cinderella Scholarship Pageant For Its Fine Work In Youth Development, And To Declare April 23, 2015, Cinderella Day In The Palmetto State.

  • H 3726

    A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, To Enact The "Palmetto Comprehensive Health Care Act" By Adding Chapter 18 To Title 44 So As To Create A Publicly Financed Single-Payer Health Care Program Available To All Residents Of The State Equally; To Provide Definitions For Terms Used In The Chapter; To Allow Nonresidents To Receive Program Benefits For A Certain Time Period; To Make Residents Who Move Out Of State Ineligible To Receive Program Benefits After A Certain Time Period; To Require The Department Of Health And Human Services To Promulgate Regulations To Raise Awareness Of The Program Among Residents And Health Care Professionals And To Facilitate Enrollment In The Program; To Apply For Waivers To Allow The State To Operate Medicare, Medicaid, And Other Federal Programs As Part Of The Program; To Establish Benefits Provided For By The Program Including, But Not Limited To, Primary Care, Preventive Care, Dental And Vision Care, Prescription Drug Coverage, Maternity And Newborn Care, And Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services; To Prohibit Private Insurance Companies From Selling Health Insurance That Provides Benefits Covered By The Program And To Allow These Companies To Sell Policies That Provide Coverage For Benefits Not Covered By The Program; To Prohibit The Program And Health Care Professionals From Charging Individuals Any Amounts For Receiving Health Care Services Including, But Not Limited To, Premiums, Copays, Deductibles, And Coinsurance; To Provide For The Program To Issue Individuals A Program Identification Card To Present To Health Care Providers To Receive Services Without Charge; To Require The Benefits Package To Provide Additional Benefits For Those Individuals Who Are Eligible For Medicaid, The Children'S Health Insurance Program, And Medicare; To Establish A Drug Formulary System, As Part Of Which The Department Purchases Drugs Wholesale And Promotes The Use Of Generic Medication; To Provide A Process For Individuals To Appeal Adverse Coverage Decisions; To Provide A Process For The Public To Make Recommendations Related To The Benefits Covered By The Program; To Compensate Health Care Professionals Using A Standard Fee; To Compensate Hospitals, Nursing Homes, And Community Health Centers As Part Of A Global Payment System; To Pay Pharmacists A Reasonable Dispensing Fee And The Wholesale Cost Of Prescription Drugs; To Require The Program To Be Funded By Payroll Assessments And Nonpayroll Income Assessments; To Create A Palmetto Comprehensive Health Care Program Fund In Which To Deposit All Funds Collected Through Payroll And Nonpayroll Income Assessments And Other Monies Collected By The Department For Operation Of The Program; To Require The Establishment Of A Program Advisory Committee To Perform Certain Functions; And To Provide For Certain Reporting Of The Program And The Department; To Amend Section 11-35-310, As Amended, Relating To Definitions Of Terms Used In The South Carolina Consolidated Procurement Code, So As To Exempt The Program From The Requirements Of The Consolidated Procurement Code; By Adding Section 12-6-650 So As To Provide For The Collection Of Payroll And Nonpayroll Income Assessments, To Limit The Payroll Assessments To Income Subject To The Medicare Tax, To Require The Assessments To Be Graduated To Charge Higher Rates To Individuals Earning Higher Incomes, And To Treat Residents Working Outside Of The State As Self-Employed Individuals; To Amend Section 44-6-30, As Amended, Relating To The Powers Of The Department Of Health And Human Services, So As To Require The Department Of Health And Human Services To Administer The Palmetto Comprehensive Health Care Program; And For Other Purposes.

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  • H 3722

    A Bill To Amend Section 8-13-310, As Amended, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To The State Ethics Commission And Its Membership, So As To Reconstitute The Membership Of The Commission Effective July 1, 2015, To Consist Of Four Members Appointed By The Governor, Four Members Elected By The Supreme Court, Two Members Elected By The House Of Representatives, And Two Members Elected By The Senate, Respectively, To Provide For The Qualifications Of These Members, To Provide For Officers Of The Commission, And To Provide For The Members' Terms Of Office And Manner Of Their Removal Under Certain Conditions; To Amend Section 8-13-320, As Amended, Relating To The Duties, Powers, And Procedures Of The State Ethics Commission, So As To Revise These Duties, Powers, And Procedures Including Provisions To Vest With The Commission The Additional Responsibility To Initiate Or Receive Complaints Against Members Of The General Assembly, Its Staff, And Candidates For Election To The General Assembly, To Provide For The Investigation And Processing Of Complaints Against General Assembly Members, Staff, And Candidates Pursuant To Specified Procedures And For The Referral Of Substantive Complaints To The Appropriate House Or Senate Ethics Committees For Disposition Together With The Ethics Commission'S Recommendation As To Whether Or Not There Is Probable Cause To Believe A Violation Has Occurred; To Amend Section 8-13-350, Relating To The Ethics Brochure Provided To Public Officials, Public Members, And Public Employees, So As To Direct The State Ethics Commission To Update The Brochure'S Contents And Require Documentation Of Its Receipt By Designated Individuals; To Amend Sections 8-13-530 And 8-13-540, Both As Amended, Relating To The Duties, Functions, And Procedures Of The House And Senate Ethics Committees, So As To Revise These Duties, Functions, And Procedures In Order To Be Consistent With The Above Provisions And To Make Other Changes; By Adding Section 8-13-545 So As To Authorize The House Or Senate Ethics Committees To Issue Formal Advisory Opinions And Provide For Their Effect And Applicability; And By Adding Article 6 To Chapter 13, Title 8 So As To Create A Commission On Judicial Conduct, And To Provide For Its Jurisdiction, Composition, Powers, Duties, And Responsibilities; By Adding Chapter 28 To Title 16 Entitled "Ethics, Criminal Penalties" So As To Incorporate By Reference The Definitions Contained In Sections 8-13-100 And 8-13-1300, To Move Certain Language Relating To Ethics Violations And Criminal Penalties For A Violation, And To Create Similar Offenses Contained In Chapter 28, Title 16 With Revisions; To Amend Section 8-13-780, As Amended, Relating To Remedies For Breaches Of Ethical Standards By Public Officials, Members, Or Employees, So As To Revise And Expand The Remedies For A Breach Of Certain Ethical Standards; To Amend Section 8-13-790, As Amended, Relating To Recovery Of Amounts Received By Officials Or Employees In Breach Of Ethic Standards, So As To Delete The Reference To Regulations; To Amend Section 8-13-1510, As Amended, Relating To Civil And Criminal Penalties For The Late Filing Of Or Failure To File A Required Ethics Report Or Statement, So As To Delete The Criminal Penalties After The Maximum Civil Penalty Has Been Levied; By Adding Section 8-13-1515 So As To Create The New Offense Of Wilful Failure To File A Required Statement Or Report In An Effort To Conceal A Violation Of The Ethics Chapter And To Provide A Penalty; To Amend Section 8-13-1520, As Amended, Relating To Violations Of Chapter 13, Title 8, So As To Make Provisions For Wilful Violations; By Adding Section 8-13-1525 So As To Revise And Expand The Remedies For A Violation Of Certain Ethical Standards; To Amend Section 8-13-320, As Amended, Relating To The Duties, Powers, And Procedures Of The State Ethics Commission, So As To Provide For The Assessment Of Civil Penalties; To Amend Section 2-17-140, Relating To The Penalties For Wilfully Filing A Groundless Complaint, So As To Provide That A Civil Penalty May Be Assessed In Addition To A Criminal Penalty; To Amend Section 8-13-1120, As Amended, Relating To Contents Of Statements Of Economic Interests, So As To Revise The Form And Required Contents Of Statements Of Economic Interests; To Amend Section 8-13-1300, As Amended, Relating To Definitions Pertaining To Campaign Practices, So As To Revise Certain Definitions; To Amend Section 8-13-1314, As Amended, Relating To Campaign Contribution Limits And Restrictions, So As To Prohibit Contributions From Certain Noncandidate Committees; To Amend Section 8-13-1340, As Amended, Relating To Restrictions On Contributions By One Candidate To Another And Committees Established, Financed, Maintained, Or Controlled By A Candidate, So As To Delete The Contribution Restriction Exception For Certain Types Of Committees; By Adding Section 8-13-1313 So As To Require A Person Who Is Not A Committee And Who Makes An Independent Expenditure In An Aggregate Amount Or Value In Excess Of Five Hundred Dollars During A Calendar Year Or Makes An Electioneering Communication To File A Report Of Such Expenditure Or Communication With The State Ethics Commission; To Amend Section 8-13-1300, As Amended, Relating To Definitions Pertaining To Campaign Practices, So As To Define "Electioneering Communication"; To Amend Section 8-13-1320, Relating To The Attribution Of Campaign Contributions To Specific Types Of Elections, So As To Revise The Manner In Which Campaign Contributions Are Attributed To A Primary Election And To A Primary Election Runoff; To Amend Section 8-13-100, As Amended, Relating To The Definitions Of "Candidate" For Purposes Of The Ethics, Government Accountability, And Campaign Reform Act, So As To Specify That A "Candidate" Is Also A Person That Maintains An Open Bank Account Containing Contributions; To Amend Section 8-13-1300, As Amended, Relating To The Definitions Of "Candidate" For Purposes Of The Ethics, Government Accountability, And Campaign Reform Act, So As To Specify That A "Candidate" Is Also A Person That Maintains An Open Bank Account Containing Contributions; To Amend Section 8-13-1302, As Amended, Relating To The Maintenance Of Records Of Contributions, So As To Authorize The Appropriate Supervisory Office To Request In Writing The Disclosure Of Certain Mandatory Records For The Purpose Of Verifying Campaign Disclosure Forms; To Amend Section 2-17-90, Relating To Acts Prohibited Of Lobbyists' Principals, So As To Delete The Specific Authorization For American Legislative Exchange Council Conventions And Conferences; To Amend Section 8-13-1348, As Amended, Relating To The Use Of Campaign Funds For Personal Expenses, So As To Clarify The Type Of Prohibited Expenses; To Amend Section 8-13-1308, As Amended, Relating To The Contents Of Certified Campaign Reports Of Candidates And Committees, So As To Require A Campaign Report To Be Filed Seventy-Two Hours Before An Election Showing Contributions Of More Than One Hundred Dollars And Expenditures To Or By The Candidate Or Committee For The Period Commencing At Least Twenty Days Before The Election And Ending Seventy-Two Hours Before The Election; To Amend Section 8-13-1318, Relating To The Acceptance Of Contributions To Retire Campaign Debt, So As To Require That Contributions Received Pursuant To This Section Must Be Used For The Sole Purpose Of Retiring Campaign Debt; By Adding Section 8-13-756 So As To Provide That Certain Provisions Pertaining To Use Of Official Position Or Office For Financial Gain, Reporting Of Particular Gifts, Restrictions On Future Employment And Related Provisions, Do Not Apply To A Public Employee Of An Institution Of Higher Education Who Participates In The Development Of Intellectual Property That Benefits The Institution And The State Of South Carolina, If The Institution Of Higher Education Retains Some Royalty Rights To The Intellectual Property; By Adding Section 8-27-05 So As To Entitle Chapter 27 The "South Carolina Whistleblower And Public Employee Protection Act"; To Amend Section 8-27-20, As Amended, Relating To Rewards For Reports Resulting In Savings, So As To Eliminate The Two Thousand Dollar Cap On Rewards; To Amend Section 8-27-30, As Amended, Relating To Civil Actions Against An Employing Public Body For Retaliation Against An Employee Who Reports A Violation Of State Or Federal Law Or Regulation, So As To Remove The One-Year Limitation On The Period During Which The Employee Is Protected From Adverse Employment Actions, And To Provide For Additional Remedies; And To Repeal Sections 8-13-705, 8-13-720, 8-13-725, 8-13-750, 8-13-755, And 8-13-760 All Relating To Ethics Rules Of Conduct.

  • H 3696

    A House Resolution To Recognize And Honor Carlie Edison Arnette, Jr., Principal Of Lake View High School, For His Outstanding Dedication To The Education Of Students In His Community, Giving Strength And Dignity To Our Great State.

  • H 3713

    A House Resolution To Declare Friday, March 6, 2015, As "Etiquette Day In South Carolina" And To Commend The University Of South Carolina'S Educational Talent Search Program And Its Participants For Their Outstanding Achievements And Progress In Becoming Productive Citizens.

Recent Votes

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S 342

Passage of Bill

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9173.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 3226.0
H 3264

Passage of Bill

Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 8972.0
•••No: 10.0
•••Other: 3326.0
H 3646

Passage of Bill

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9678.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 2721.0
H 3575

Passage of Bill

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9476.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 2923.0
H 3186

Passage of Bill

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 11089.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 1310.0
H 3186

Table

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 1613.0
•••No: 9073.0
•••Other: 1713.0
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