Press Release 12/8/20

Members of the SC Family Caucus plan to pre-file a slate of legislation for the 2021-22 session to protect and strengthen the family.  Many of these bills will be pre-filed tomorrow.  The SC Family Caucus was organized in 2017 and has grown to a respectable 39 members.  Below is a summary of some of these bills.

  • SC Stands for Life Act (McCravy in House, Garrett in Senate)
    • This omnibus pro-life bill includes
      • the Heartbeat Bill,
      • the Dismemberment Bill,
      • Informed Consent on Chemical abortions, and a “trigger law” that bans abortion when Roe v. Wade is overturned by SCOTUS.
    • This bill is co-sponsored by every member of the Family Caucus and has a total of 63 co-sponsors.
  • Religion is Essential Act (Yow)
    • Prevents future shut downs of churches in emergencies.
  • Protect Women Sports Act (Trantham)
    • This act ensures that in women’s sports, biological females compete against biological females, not biological males
  • FORUM Act (Garry Smith)
    • Protects students’ rights at colleges and universities to exercise free speech on campus
  • Medical Ethics and Diversity Act (Willis)
    • Protects students, hospitals and health care workers from discrimination for exercising their religious right to opt out of participating in abortion related matters.
  • Fallen First Responders Survivors Advocate (McCravy)
    • Establishes a position to help the families of fallen first responders with advice and counsel concerning benefits, insurance etc.
  • Elder Abuse Act (Smith)
    • Sets up a registry for offenders and strengthens law to protect the elderly from abuse.
  • National Motto Act (Burns)
    • Requires the posting of the National Motto—“In God We Trust” in public schools.
  • AP Testing Inclusivity (McCravy)
    • Requires public school districts to allow home school students to participate in AP testing.
  • Vaccine Freedom Act (Chumley)
    • Prevents discrimination against those who choose not to take the Covid vaccine
  • Eliminate the Marriage Penalty in SC Act (McCravy, House; Garrett, Senate)
    • South Carolina is one of only 15 states that continue to penalize taxpayers with a higher tax when they get married and file jointly as opposed to filing single.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FAMILY CAUCUS CALL REP. JOHN MCCRAVY (864-396-3110).

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT A PARTICULAR BILL PLEASE CONTACT THE REPRESENTATIVE OR SENATOR INDICATED AS THE PRIMARY SPONSOR ABOVE.

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