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J. Thomas McElveen, III

Democratic — Senator — District 35
Available Terms:
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016
  • 2017-2018

J. Thomas McElveen, III represents Senate District 35 in the South Carolina Senate, is a member of five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 247 bills.

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  • Columbia Address:

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

    P. O. Box 57Sumter 29151
    Phone: 803-778-0597

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • S 220

    A Bill To Amend Section 63-7-920(C) Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Interviews Conducted During An Investigation Of Child Abuse Allegations, To Provide That Hearing Impaired Children Shall Be Interviewed Using A Sign Language Interpreter Not Related To The Child, To Allow For Remote Video Interpretation, And To Require The Department Of Social Services To Maintain A Database Of Qualified Interpreters; And To Amend Chapter 25, Title 16, Relating To Criminal Domestic Violence, To Provide That Interviews Conducted During An Investigation Of Criminal Domestic Violence In Which A Hearing Impaired Child May Have Been Involved Or Witnessed The Act Of Domestic Violence Must Be Conducted With The Use Of A Sign Language Interpreter Not Related To The Child.

  • S 219

    A Bill To Enact The "South Carolina Conservation Bank Reauthorization Act," By Amending Chapter 24, Title 12 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Deed Recording Fees, By Adding Section 12-24-98, To Provide For A Proportional Reduction In The Transfer Of Recording Fees In The Annual Appropriations Act Under Certain Circumstances; To Amend Act 200 Of 2002, Relating To The Establishment And Funding Sources Of The South Carolina Conservation Bank, To Extend For Ten Years, Through June 30, 2028, The Provisions Of Chapter 59, Title 48, The South Carolina Conservation Bank Act, Otherwise Scheduled For Repeal Effective July 1, 2018; And To Repeal Section 48-59-75.

  • S 62

    A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, So As To Enact The "South Carolina Giving Back To Our Veterans Act"; To Amend Section 12-6-1140, As Amended, Relating To Deductions From South Carolina Taxable Income Of Individuals, So As To Allow The Deduction Of Retirement Benefits Attributable To Service On Active Duty In The Armed Forces Of The United States; To Amend Section 12-6-1170, As Amended, Relating To The Retirement Income Deduction, So As To Conform This Deduction To The Military Retirement Deduction Allowed By This Act; And To Repeal Section 12-6-1171 Relating To The Deduction Of Military Retirement Income From The South Carolina Taxable Income Of Individuals.

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  • S 26

    A Bill To Amend Section 50-9-20(A)(5) Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Catawba Hunting And Fishing Licenses, To Broaden The Scope Of The Licensing To Allow All Native American Indians The Opportunity To Receive Free Licenses; To Amend Section 50-9-570(B), Relating To Migratory Bird Permits, To Provide That All Members Of Recognized Native American Indian Tribes In South Carolina Are Not Required To Carry Migratory Bird Permits; And To Amend Section 50-11-515, Relating To American Indian Artists, To Allow American Indian Artists From Recognized Tribes To Sell Art With Waste Parts From Legally Taken Game Animals And To Require The American Indian Artist To Submit An Affidavit Signed By The Chief Of His Tribe Certifying The Artist'S Tribal Membership.

  • S 109

    A Bill To Amend Article 7, Chapter 11, Title 16 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Trespasses And The Unlawful Use Of The Property Of Others, By Adding Section 16-11-605, To Provide That It Is Unlawful To Operate An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Within A Certain Distance Of A State Or Federal Military Installation And To Provide Penalties For The Violation.

  • S 7

    A Bill To Enact The "South Carolina Conservation Bank Reauthorization Act" By Amending Section 48-59-75 Of The 1976 Code, To Provide For A Proportional Reduction In The Transfer Of Recording Fees In The Annual Appropriations Act Under Certain Circumstances; And To Amend Act 200 Of 2002, Relating To The Establishment And Funding Sources Of The South Carolina Conservation Bank, To Extend For Ten Years, Through June 30, 2028, The Provisions Of Chapter 59, Title 48, The South Carolina Conservation Bank Act, Otherwise Scheduled For Repeal Effective July 1, 2018.

Recent Votes

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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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Sources

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