Legislative Update for April 2015

Legislative Update for April 2015

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Here is my Legislative Update for April!  We had several important items on the calendar this month.  Most notably, we were able to pass a bill to improve our roads.  We also overwhelmingly passed the Domestic Violence Reform Act, and I was proud to be a co-sponsor of an amendment limiting gun rights to those individuals convicted of a CDV.  Please read the update below for more detailed information on these bills along with many others.

As always, I am interested in hearing …

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MARCH 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE!

MARCH 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Here is my Legislative Update for March!  The House passed a Budget this month and it is now in the Senate for review.  We also passed by 83-27 a bill that I proudly sponsored, the “Cervical Cancer Prevention Act.”  This legislation provides that DHEC may offer the HPV vaccine to students enrolling in 7th grade and may develop and provide informational brochures concerning the vaccine.  See below for more information about this bill and highlights from other bills we passed this month.

As …

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Legislative Update for February 2015

Legislative Update for February 2015

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Here is my Legislative Update for February!  We had another busy month in the General Assembly.

Last week, I was honored to speak on behalf of the SC House of Representatives in advocating for Fort Jackson at the Community Listening Session at Shandon Baptist church.  There was tremendous support to #SaveOurFort!  For more information, please click on this link: http://www.columbiabusinessreport.com/news/53838-business-community-leaders-muster-support-for-fort-jackson?rss=0

As always, I am interested in hearing your thoughts and concerns on the issues.  Thank you for electing me to serve you and our …

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JANUARY 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

JANUARY 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Here is my Legislative Update for January!  On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, the House of Representatives convened in Columbia for the commencement of the 121st South Carolina General Assembly.  We started off getting straight down to business by overwhelmingly passing certain provisions of the Ethics Reform Act.   I am proud to be a co-sponsor of this legislation and further to be elected by my colleagues to serve on the 10-member House Ethics Committee. 

Last week, Representative James Smith and I held …

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HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THE UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE SESSION!

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THE UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE SESSION!

As this year comes to an end, I look forward to the upcoming legislative session and the opportunities 2015 will bring.

At the Organizational Session held at the beginning of the month, we approved a set of new Rules of the House for the 2015 and 2016 Sessions of the General Assembly.  I was honored that Speaker Jay Lucas appointed me to the bi-partisan committee that recommended these changes.  The new Rules will, among others, limit the term of the Speaker, clarify ethics violations, and provide …

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday

and a very happy New Year.

from our family to yours

The Sanders Family

Beth Bernstein and Rip Sanders

Caroline (10 1/2) and Isabel (6 1/2)

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Campaign Sign

Campaign Sign

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

A necessary evil of campaigning is the proliferation of campaign signs, and I really appreciate those who agreed to put a yard sign in their yard.  The day after the election, my family and I worked diligently to collect as many yard signs as possible.  Although we collected around 300 signs, I am sure we still have some out there.  If you have a sign that needs to be picked up, please let me know.

The last of my billboard signs was picked …

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Veterans Day!

Veterans Day!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

On this 60th anniversary of Veterans Day, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces.  Thank you for your loyal and dedicated service to our great country!  We deeply appreciate the sacrifices you have made to keep our country free.

Warm regards,

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A Big Thank You!

A Big Thank You!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to represent my community and District 78 for two more years in the SC House of Representatives.  I could not have accomplished this without the incredible support, guidance and love from my family, friends, and supporters!

I would like to commend my opponent, Jeff Mobley, for running a positive campaign.  While we may have disagreed on several issues, we always engaged in respectful dialogue and remained considerate of each other.

Although the campaign has ended, …

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Some Thoughts and Reflections!

Some Thoughts and Reflections!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As my campaign winds down and election day is only two days away, I wanted to send you a few thoughts and reflections.

I ran for this office two years ago to make a difference in our leadership and to help better our community and State. I want to continue this fight. I am just like all of you. I am a wife, mother, and more importantly, a concerned citizen who is disturbed and embarrassed by the headlines that so often come out …

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