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Republican-Majority SC Senate approves State-Funding of Planned Parenthood by 31 – 8 vote – Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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Columbia Christians for Life (CCL)
Columbia, South Carolina
May 8, 2016

Republican-Majority SC Senate approves State-Funding of Planned Parenthood by 31 – 8 vote – Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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Republican-Majority (27R, 18D, 1 vacancy) SC Senate votes to approve Section 33 of State Budget (2016-2017) with Planned Parenthood Funding (SC Dept of HHS – Medicaid) by 31 – 8 vote ( 3 abstentions )

– Only these eight Senators voted Nay to Section 33 with Planned Parenthood Funding:  Bright, Bryant, Corbin, Shane Martin, Massey, Shealy, Verdin, Young.
(all Republicans – 8)

– These 31 Senators voted Aye to Section 33 with Planned Parenthood Funding:

Republicans (15): Alexander, Bennett, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Courson, Fair, Gregory, Grooms, Hayes, Hembree, Leatherman, Larry Martin, Peeler, Turner

Democrats (16):  Allen, Coleman, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Kimpson, Lourie, John Matthews, McElveen, Nicholson, Reese, Sabb, Scott, Setzler, Sheheen, Williams

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Senator Kevin Bryant ( R-Anderson ) publicly states votes No to Section 33 of State Budget because  “that’s where Planned Parenthood funding is.”

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/videofeed.php

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016  10:00 am
Senate — Senate (Session)
Video – 1:41:09

Begin watching video at 54:30

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Senate vote on Section 33 of State Budget, May 4, H .5001, THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL:

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/sj16/20160504.htm#p38

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 33, Part 1A and Part 1B, Health and Human Services.

The “ayes” and “nays” were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 31; Nays 8; Abstain 3

AYES

 

Alexander                
Allen                    
Bennett
Campbell                 
Campsen                  
Cleary
Coleman                  
Courson                  
Fair
Gregory                  
Grooms                   
Hayes
Hembree                  
Hutto                    
Jackson
Johnson                  
Kimpson                  
Leatherman
Lourie                   
Martin,
Larry            
Matthews, John
McElveen                 
Nicholson                
Peeler
Reese                    
Sabb                     
Scott
Setzler                  
Sheheen                  
Turner
Williams

Total–31

NAYS

 

Bright                   
Bryant                   
Corbin
Martin,
Shane            
Massey                   
Shealy
Verdin                   
Young

Total–8

ABSTAIN

 

Davis                    
Malloy                   
Matthews, Margie

Total–3

Section 33, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

Statement by Senators BRYANT and SHANE MARTIN

 

We voted no on Section 33 because of our opposition to funding Planned Parenthood.

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After voting by Senators completed on Section 1 through Section 118 of the FY 2016-2017 State Budget ( Appropriations Bill ), then came the final vote on Third Reading, Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

WITH THE APPROVED SECTION 33 INCLUDING STATE-FUNDING OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD, the final  Third Reading vote in the Republican-Majority SC Senate for H.5001 FY 2016-2017 State Budget, was 36 Ayes5 Nays.

– Only these five Senators voted Nay to the FY 2015-2016 SC State Budget with State-Funding of Planned Parenthood in Section 33Bright, Bryant, Corbin, Shane Martin, Massey.
( all Republicans – 5 )

– These 36 Senators voted Aye to the FY 2015-2016 SC State Budget with State-Funding of Planned Parenthood in Section 33:

Republicans (19): Alexander, Bennett, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Courson, Davis, Fair, Gregory, Grooms, Hayes, Hembree, Leatherman, Larry Martin, Peeler, Shealy, Turner, Verdin, Young

Democrats (17):  Allen, Coleman, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Kimpson, Lourie, Malloy, John Matthews, Margie Matthews, McElveen, Reese, Sabb, Scott, Setzler, Sheheen, Williams

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THE SENATE PROCEEDED TO A CONSIDERATION OF H. 5001, THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL.

Pursuant to the unanimous consent motion adopted Thursday, April 28, 2016, the Senate proceeded directly to H. 5001, the General Appropriations Bill.

H. 5001–GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL
AMENDED, READ THE THIRD TIME
RETURNED TO THE HOUSE

H. 5001 ( Word version) — Ways and Means Committee: A BILL TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS AND TO PROVIDE REVENUES TO MEET THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2016, TO REGULATE THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT DURING THIS FISCAL YEAR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

The Senate proceeded to a consideration of the Bill, the question being the third reading of the Bill.

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/sj16/20160504.htm#p12

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Final vote on Third Reading in Senate, May 4, H. 5001, THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL.
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/sj16/20160504.htm#p100

The question then was third reading of the Bill.

Senator SHANE MARTIN spoke on the Bill.

The “ayes” and “nays” were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 36; Nays 5

AYES

Alexander                
Allen                    
Bennett
Campbell                 
Campsen                  
Cleary
Coleman                  
Courson                  
Davis
Fair                     
Gregory                  
Grooms
Hayes                    
Hembree                  
Hutto
Jackson                  
Johnson                  
Kimpson
Leatherman               
Lourie                   
Malloy
Martin,
Larry            
Matthews,
John           
Matthews, Margie
McElveen                 
Peeler                   
Reese
Sabb                     
Scott                    
Setzler
Shealy                   
Sheheen                  
Turner
Verdin                   
Williams                 
Young

Total–36

NAYS

Bright                   
Bryant                   
Corbin
Martin,
Shane            
Massey

Total–5

 

The Bill was read the third time, passed and ordered returned to the House of Representatives with amendments.

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Shortly after voting to approve the final Third Reading vote for H.5001 FY 2016-2017 State Budget by a 36 5 vote, WITH THE APPROVED SECTION 33 INCLUDING STATE-FUNDING OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD, the Republican-Majority SC Senate proceeded to Adjournment at 11:49 A.M., upon the motion of Senate President Pro Tempore Senator Hugh Leatherman (R-Florence):

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/sj16/20160504.htm#p100

ADJOURNMENT

 

At 11:49 A.M., on motion of Senator LEATHERMAN, the Senate adjourned to meet tomorrow at 11:00 A.M., under the provisions of Rule 1B.

[Note: A Rule 1B Session is a perfunctory Session, not a regular Session; the next regular Session had already been agreed to be a week later, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  See  below.]

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Note: Earlier in Session ( which began at 10:00 A.M. ), Senate President Pro Tempore Senator Hugh Leatherman (R-Florence) made this motion (Note also – it was approved “with unanimous consent):

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/sj16/20160504.htm#p16

Motion Adopted

 

On motion of Senator LEATHERMAN, with unanimous consent, the Senate agreed that, when the Senate adjourns Wednesday, May 4, 2016 it stand adjourned to meet under the provisions of Rule 1B on Thursday, May 5, 2016, Friday, May 6, 2016, and Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  The Senate would meet in regular session on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.

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Note: So, The next time the Senate would meet in regular session would be one week later, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016
at 2:00 P.M.