Finance Committee, South Carolina State Senate

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The Finance Committee is a standing committee of the South Carolina State Senate.

Per Section 19 (d) of the Senate Rules, committees of the South Carolina State Senate are assigned through self-selection by Senate members. For committee selection, the Clerk of the Senate will make a list of all Senate members in the order of length of service and the members with the longest continuous service will select first. This process will continue until all members are assigned. Committees are assigned at the start of the new session following the election of Senate members.[1] The chairman of each standing committee will be the senior member of the majority party. If a vacancy were to occur in the chairmanship of a standing committee, then the next most senior member from the majority party would take over.[2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Rules of the Senate of South Carolina


The Standing Committees of the Senate shall be as follows and shall have jurisdiction over legislation, appointments and other matters which fall within the title or titles of the Code of Laws as are herein below enumerated for the Finance Committee: Titles 1 (State Budget and Control Board), 4 through 6 (bonding authority, taxation, finances), 8 (employment standards, retirement, deferred compensation), 9, 10, 11, and 12.[3][4]


2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Finance Committee Members, 2015
Democratic members (9)Republican members (14)
Darrell JacksonHugh K. Leatherman, Sr., Chair
Kent M. WilliamsHarvey S. Peeler, Jr.
Joel LourieJohn E. Courson
Vincent SheheenWilliam H. O'Dell
Clementa C. PinckneyRobert W. Hayes, Jr.
Glenn G. ReeseLawrence K. "Larry" Grooms
John W. Matthews, Jr.Michael L. Fair
Floyd NicholsonRonnie W. Cromer
Nikki G. SetzlerRaymond E. Cleary, III
Tom Davis
Paul G. Campbell, Jr.
Kevin L. Bryant
Daniel B. "Danny" Verdin, III
Thomas C. Alexander




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