February 2015 Newsletter

AT THE STATE HOUSE

Transportation Committee Report

On February 18th, the Transportation Committee heard from the SCDOT that the true cost of meeting the transportation needs of this state exceeds $1.47 billion per year. The Governor’s proposal for an increase in the gasoline tax followed by a tax cut for the wealthy will yield less than $400 million per year. Senator Kimpson believes the Governor’s plan is a plan to fail. The critical issue that needs to be determined over the course of the next few months is as his colleague Sen. Ray Cleary (R-Georgetown) stated, whether we are “going to actually fund the current and future needs of our state or are we going to place a band-aid on the issue…”. Senator Kimpson has been appointed to the Senate Transportation Committee and is interested in your thoughts. Read more ›


Marlon Kimpson statement on South Carolina State University

SC_State_Univ_LogoLet me assure the citizens interested in the survival of South Carolina State University, we will vigorously fight any bill or proviso to take away funding from the university and/or suspend operations. In fact, we need to do the opposite —and that is, adequately fund the university so that it can compete with other state schools for the best and brightest students.

There was a 3 to 1 vote taken in the House Ways and Means Committee on the proviso today. Understand that sub-committees are appointed by the majority party. In this case, the Republican party controls the sub-committees in the House and Senate. The proviso will now go to the full committee of the House Ways and Means for consideration. Often times, ridiculous pieces of legislation are passed in sub-committee and die in full committee. While I’m not underestimating what can be passed in the House (after all, a bill to nullify the Affordable Care Act in SC passed the House last year), I can assure you that if it gets to the Senate, I will joined by a number of my colleagues in an effort to stop it (we killed the nullification of the ACA bill last year).

If you want to do something to support the University, stop talking and go make a donation. I am attaching the link below to donate:

http://www.scsu.edu/givetoscstate.aspx


January 2015 Newsletter

AT THE STATE HOUSE

SENATOR KIMPSON’S PREFILED LEGISLATION

S. 47 — Senators Malloy, Kimpson and Johnson:
A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-240, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH BODY-WORN CAMERAS.
Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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Selma showing free to CCSD students

For Immediate Release:

Charleston, SC- An admission-free showing of the movie Selma, exclusively for Charleston County School District students grades 7th-12th, is set for Saturday, February 7, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at Regal Cinemas, 2401 Mall Drive in North Charleston. The event will be sponsored by Senator Marlon Kimpson, Charleston City Councilman Keith Waring, and Walterboro dentist, Dr. Harold Rhodes. For theater admittance, students will be required to present their school ID at a 10:30 a.m. registration on-site. Read more ›


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Marlon E. Kimpson
Telephone: (803) 212-6056
Fax: (803) 212-6299
Email: marlonkimpson@scsenate.gov
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 142
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
Physical Address:
613 Gressette Bldg.
Columbia, South Carolina 29201