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Thomas E. Pope

Republican — Representative — District 47
Available Terms:
  • 119
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016
  • 2017-2018

Thomas E. Pope represents House District 47 in the South Carolina House, is a member of one committee, and is the primary sponsor of 2318 bills.

2010 62899.1
2012 13674.12

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Columbia Address:

    505 Blatt Bldg.Columbia 29201
    Phone: 803-734-2701
  • Home Address:

    P.O. Box 471York 29745
    Phone: 803-324-7574

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • H 3530

    A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, To Enact The "Personhood Act Of South Carolina" By Adding Article 5 To Chapter 1, Title 1 So As To Establish That The Right To Life For Each Born And Preborn Human Being Vests At Fertilization, And That The Rights Of Due Process And Equal Protection, Guaranteed By Section 3, Article I Of The Constitution Of This State, Vest At Fertilization For Each Born And Preborn Human Being.

  • H 3535

    A House Resolution To Recognize And Commend The Professional Engineers Who Live And Work In The Great State Of South Carolina, To Encourage All South Carolinians To Honor Our Engineers For Their Many Contributions To The Palmetto State'S Quality Of Life, And To Declare Wednesday, February 22, 2017, As South Carolina Professional Engineers Day.

  • H 3533

    A House Resolution To Recognize And Honor Susan Gordon Welch, A Teacher At Johnsonville High School, Upon The Occasion Of Her Retirement After Forty-Two Years Of Distinguished Service As An Educator, And To Wish Her Continued Success And Happiness In All Her Future Endeavors.

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  • H 3532

    A Concurrent Resolution To Recognize And Commend The Owners And Employees Of Barringer'S Jewelers, Inc., In Marion County For Outstanding Service To Their Community And To Congratulate Them As They Celebrate The Seventieth Anniversary Of Providing Personalized Customer Service In The Sale Of Quality Jewelry.

  • H 3534

    A House Resolution To Honor Mr. James Moultrie On His Retirement From Dillon Middle School And To Extend Deep Appreciation For His Fifty-One Years Of Service Imparting Knowledge To The Children Of Our Great State.

  • H 3516

    A Bill To Amend Section 12-28-310, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, Relating To The Motor Fuel User Fee, So As To Phase In An Increase Of Ten Cents On The Fee Over Five Years; To Amend Sections 56-11-410 And 56-11-450, Both Relating To The Road Tax, So As To Increase The Road Tax In The Same Manner As The Motor Fuel User Fee; To Amend Section 56-3-620, As Amended, Relating To The Biennial Registration Of A Motor Vehicle, So As To Increase The Fee For The Registration; By Adding Section 56-3-627 So As To Require Each Resident To Pay An Infrastructure Maintenance Fee Upon First Registering Any Vehicle And Certain Other Items In This State And To Specify The Manner In Which The Fee Is Calculated, Credited, And Administered; By Adding Section 56-3-645 So As To Impose A Road Use Fee On Certain Motor Vehicles That Operate On Fuel That Is Not Subject To The Motor Fuel User Fee; To Amend Section 12-36-2110, Relating To The Maximum Sales Tax, So As To Increase The Maximum Tax On Certain Items; To Amend Section 12-36-2120, As Amended, Relating To Exemptions From The State Sales Tax, So As To Exempt Any Item Subject To The Infrastructure Maintenance Fee; To Amend Section 12-36-1710, Relating To The Casual Excise Tax, So As To Provide That Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles Are Not Subject To The Tax; And To Amend Article 23, Chapter 37, Title 12, Relating To Motor Carriers, So As To Define Terms, To Provide That The Article Does Not Apply To A Small Commercial Vehicle, To Provide That Certain Vehicles Are Assessed And Apportioned Based On A Road Use Fee Instead Of Property Taxes, To Provide That The Road Use Fee Is Due At The Same Time As Registration Fees, To Provide For The Distribution Of The Road Use Fee, And To Exempt Certain Semitrailers, Trailers, Large Commercial Motor Vehicles, And Buses From Ad Valorem Taxation.

Recent Votes

H 3464

Passage of Joint Resolution

Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 7863.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 4436.0
S 42

Passage of Joint Resolution

Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 7460.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 4839.0
H 3462

Passage of Bill

Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 7561.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 4738.0
H 3462

Passage of Bill

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 8872.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 3427.0
H 5270

Override VETO

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10585.0
•••No: 32.0
•••Other: 1512.0
H 5140

Granting Free Conference Powers

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10383.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 2016.0
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