Thu, May 12, 2022 6:52 PM
By JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Time ran out for South Carolina senators as they tried to pass a bill that would restructure the University of South Carolina’s board during a frenetic final day of the 2022 General Assembly session. Bills sent to the governor's desk Thursday included overhauling South Carolina’s sex offender registry and setting up two weeks of early voting. Conference committees will be needed to work out House and Senate differences on allowing taxpayer money for private school tuition. Medical marijuana and hate crimes are now dead that the two-year General Assembly's regular session ended. And when the gavel fell in the House at 5 p.m. Thursday, Murrell Smith took over as Speaker from Jay Lucas.