Friday, August 22, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina House members are returning to Columbia next week to take up two of Gov. Nikki Haley's vetoes.
A spokesman for House Speaker Bobby Harrell said Friday the House will hold a special, one-day session next Wednesday. The chamber will decide whether to override vetoes left over from the session that ended in June.
One bill is intended to help South Carolina's public libraries keep out disrupters. The other is a local bill allowing a tax hike for firefighting in coastal Murrell's Inlet and Garden City.
Both are Senate bills. The Senate voted overwhelmingly to override Haley's opposition. But those votes occurred in the last days of an extended legislative session, after the House already had gone home. An override requires a two-thirds vote in both chambers.