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Lawrence K. Grooms

Republican — Senator — District 37
Available Terms:
  • 119
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016
  • 2017-2018

Lawrence K. Grooms represents Senate District 37 in the South Carolina Senate, is a member of four committees, and is the primary sponsor of 502 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

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  • S 241

    A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 12-6-1145 To Authorize A Deduction From State Of South Carolina Taxable Income Up To Specified Amounts For Tuition Paid By A Parent Or Legal Guardian For Their Child Or Ward To Attend An Independent School Or A Public School Outside The Child'S Or Ward'S School District Of Residence, And To Also Authorize A Similar Income Tax Deduction Up To A Specified Amount To A Parent Or Legal Guardian For Home School Expenditures; And By Adding Section 12-6-1146 To Authorize A Credit Against A Taxpayer'S South Carolina Income Tax Liability Or Certain Other Tax Liability For Contributions Made To Nonprofit Scholarship Funding Organizations That Provide Grants For Children Who Are Eligible For The Federal Free Or Reduced School Lunch Program, Who Are "Exceptional Needs" Children, Or Whose Families Meet The Requirements For Federal Medicaid Benefits To Attend Independent Schools Of Their Choice, And To Provide The Procedures For, And Conditions And Limitations Of, These Tax Credits.

  • S 242

    A Bill To Amend Section 44-89-30 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To The Licensing Of Birthing Centers, To Change Definitional Terms; And To Amend Section 44-89-60, Relating To The Regulation Of Birth Centers, To Require Birth Centers To Be Accredited And Comply With State Statutes And Regulations, To Require Births Planned To Occur At Birth Centers To Be Evaluated By Professional Staff To Assess For Risk Status And To Document Evaluations In Client Files, To Address Professional Requirements For Staff Members Who Provide Patient Care, To Require The Development Of Guidelines, Policies, And Procedures Addressing, Among Other Practices, The Transfer Of Clients To Hospitals, To Require Birth Centers To Collect And Report Data, And To Establish A Deadline For Birth Centers In Operation To Become Accredited.

  • S 70

    A Bill To Amend Title 6 Of The 1976 Code, By Adding Chapter 14, To Enact The "Local Option Motor Fuel User Fee Act," To Provide That A County May Impose By Ordinance, Approved By Referendum, A User Fee On Retail Sales Of Motor Fuel For The Sole Purpose Of Road Improvement Projects And Road Maintenance Within The County, To Provide The Process By Which The User Fee May Be Imposed, And To Provide The Manner In Which The Department Of Revenue Shall Collect And Distribute The User Fee.

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  • S 86

    A Concurrent Resolution To Make Application By The State Of South Carolina Under Article V Of The United States Constitution For A Convention Of The States, To Be Called By Congress, Restricted To Proposing Amendments To The United States Constitution In Order To Impose Fiscal Restraints On The Federal Government, To Limit The Power And Jurisdiction Of The Federal Government, And To Limit The Terms Of Office For Its Officials.

  • S 43

    A Bill To Amend Section 59-29-120(A) Of The 1976 Code, Relating To The Study Of The United States Constitution, To Provide That Each Public High School Must Provide Instruction Concerning The United States Constitution, The Federalist Papers, And The Declaration Of Independence To Each Student For At Least One Year; To Amend Section 59-29-130, To Further Provide For The Instruction Of Our Nation'S Foundational Documents In High School; And To Repeal Section 59-29-140.

  • S 200

    A Bill To Amend Section 57-25-150(G) Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Permits For The Erection And Maintenance Of Signs, To Provide That Permits For A Nonconforming Sign That Is Removed Or Dismantled Are Void.

Recent Votes

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S 1

to adopt the Resolution

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2860.0
•••No: 1839.0
•••Other: 00.0
S 1

to lay on the table

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2860.0
•••No: 1839.0
•••Other: 00.0
S 1

to lay on the table

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2758.0
•••No: 1839.0
•••Other: 12.0
S 1

to move the previous question

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2860.0
•••No: 1839.0
•••Other: 00.0
H 5001

to override the veto 42

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3269.0
•••No: 715.0
•••Other: 715.0
H 5001

to override the veto 41

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3269.0
•••No: 715.0
•••Other: 715.0
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Sources

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