House Rules Change Not Transparency; Most Bills Exempt From Recorded Vote

The South Carolina House of Representatives voted 77-34 today to adopt a House rules change that expands the range of matters subject to a vote on the record, but the rules change exempts most legislation from a recorded vote.

In response to today’s rules change, Policy Council President Ashley Landess released the following statement:

“We’ve said all year the legislative process is not accountable, and today the House proved us right. They scammed the public by pretending to pass transparency — they didn’t, and no responsible elected official should go home and say otherwise…

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