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Michael A. Pitts

  • Former South Carolina Legislator

Capitol Office

519B Blatt Bldg.Columbia 29201

Phone 803-734-3114

District Office

372 Bucks Point Rd.Laurens 29360

Phone 864-923-2925

Committee Memberships (2)

Ethics | Chairman Ways and Means

Sponsored Bills


H 3363

A Bill To Amend Section 23-31-210, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To The Issuance Of Concealed Weapon Permits, So As To Revise The Definition Of The Term "Concealable Weapon" To Allow A Permit Holder To Carry A Concealable Weapon Openly On His Person.

  • Introduced Dec 18 2018
  • Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Davis Feb 21 2019

H 3076

A Bill To Amend Section 63-3-40, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To Family Court Judges From Each Judicial Circuit, So As To Increase The Number Of Judges To Be Elected From The First And Eighth Circuits, To Designate The Assignment Of One Judge Each To The Orangeburg And Laurens Counties Family Court, And To Provide For Their Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Certain Matters.

  • Introduced Dec 18 2018
  • Referred to Committee on Judiciary Jan 08 2019

H 3438

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS; BY ADDING SECTION 1-30-130 SO AS TO ENUMERATE THE ASSETS, RIGHTS, AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE FORMER DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS TRANSFERRED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS; TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 25, RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, REDESIGNATE THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS AS THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS; TO ESTABLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS WITHIN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT; TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNOR SHALL APPOINT A SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE, AND TO ENUMERATE THE SECRETARY'S POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES; TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS; TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "VETERAN" FOR PURPOSES OF APPOINTING COUNTY VETERANS' AFFAIRS OFFICERS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY VETERANS' AFFAIRS OFFICER IS AN AT-WILL EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT WHO MAY BE REMOVED FOR CAUSE AT ANY TIME BY THE DEPARTMENT SECRETARY, A MAJORITY OF THE SENATORS REPRESENTING THE COUNTY, AND A MAJORITY OF THE HOUSE MEMBERS REPRESENTING THE COUNTY; TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES THROUGHOUT THE CHAPTER; TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA MILITARY BASE TASK FORCE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE TASK FORCE'S COMPOSITION, POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES; AND TO PROVIDE COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS RELATING TO THE REDESIGNATION OF THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS AS THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS. - ratified title

  • Introduced Dec 18 2018
  • Act No. 26 May 06 2019

H 3134

A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 16-23-510 So As To Prohibit A Person From Carrying A Handgun Into Certain Places Without Permission Of The Owner Or A Person In Control Of The Premises; To Amend Section 16-23-20, Relating To The Unlawful Carrying Of A Handgun, So As To Revise The Provisions That Provide When A Person May Lawfully Carry A Handgun; To Amend Section 16-23-420, Relating To The Possession Of A Firearm On School Property, So As To Revise The Provisions Regarding The Lawful Possession Of A Firearm On School Property; To Amend Section 16-23-430, Relating To The Carrying Of A Weapon On School Property, So As To Revise The Circumstances When It Is Lawful To Carry A Weapon On School Property; To Amend Section 16-23-460, Relating To Carrying A Deadly Concealed Weapon, So As To Require An Element Of Intent; To Amend Section 16-23-465, Relating To Penalties For Unlawfully Carrying A Weapon Onto Premises That Sell Alcoholic Beverages, So As To Revise The Elements Of The Offense; To Amend Section 23-31-215, Relating To The Issuance Of Concealable Weapon Permits, So As To Revise The Provisions Relating To The Issuance Of Permits; To Amend Section 23-31-220, Relating To The Rights Of A Property Owner To Allow Or Permit A Person Carrying A Concealed Weapon On His Property, So As To Make A Conforming Change; To Amend Section 23-31-225, Relating To A Person Carrying A Concealable Weapon Into The Residence Or Dwelling Place Of Another Person, So As To Provide Additional Circumstances When Certain Persons Who Carry A Concealable Weapon Must Leave Or Remove The Weapon From The Premises And To Make A Conforming Change; And To Provide That This Act Applies Only To Individuals Who Legally May Purchase A Firearm From A Properly Licensed And Certified Firearms Dealer.

  • Introduced Dec 18 2018
  • Referred to Committee on Judiciary Jan 08 2019
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