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SC Senate Committee Schedules Public Hearings on Gun Issues

In September and October, the Senate’s Gun Issues Special Committee will hold public hearings in Greenville, Charleston, Hartsville, and Columbia.  The Committee members are Senators Gerald Malloy (Ch.), George E. “Chip” Campsen, III, Chauncey K. Gregory, Greg Hembree, and Marlon E. Kimpson.  J. J. Gentry will serve as the staff attorney.  The purpose of the public hearings is to receive testimony and input from the public regarding gun issues in South Carolina.  The Committee will hold public hearings on the following dates and times, and at the following locations:

Thursday, September 15, 2016

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Greenville County Council Chambers

301 University Ridge

Greenville, SC 29601

Please use the entrance by the flagpole.  Once you enter, the Council Chambers will be on the right.

Monday, October 3, 2016

6:00 – 8:00 pm

College of Charleston

Stern Center Ballroom

71 George Street

Charleston, SC 29424

Public garage parking can be found at http://www.cofc.edu/visit/publicparking.php.   The George St. Garage (located on St. Philip St. between George St. and Liberty St.) appears to be the closest garage to the Stern Center.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Coker College

Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center

Watson Theater

104 Campus Drive

Hartsville, SC 29550

Upon entering the main entrance on East College Avenue, there is a large main parking lot to the right.  When facing campus, the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center will be ahead on the right.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

6:00 – 8:00 pm

SC Statehouse Complex

Marion Gressette Building, Room 105

1101 Pendleton Street

Columbia, SC 29201

Street and garage parking available nearby and a map of the statehouse grounds is attached.  Also, the hearing will be streamed online at http://www.scstatehouse.gov/meetings.php?chamber=S.  Simply click on Live Broadcast under the meeting notice and a blue screen will appear until the hearing begins.

Upon arrival to the hearing, there will be a sign-in sheet outside or just inside the room.  On it, you will need to include your information and indicate whether you would like to provide testimony.   Additionally, there will be a place for others attending to indicate that they would like to be added to the contact list for future hearing notices relating to this Committee.

Once the hearing begins, the Chairman will begin calling people forward to speak.  Speakers will be called in the order of the sign-in sheet.  Please do not walk up to the microphone before being called forward.  We also do not sign up speakers prior to the event.

Depending on the number of people that would like to provide testimony, there may be a limited amount of time for each speaker.  You are welcome to provide written testimony to the Committee, however, if you choose to do so, please bring at least six copies for the members and staff.

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