Legislative Report: December 16

House Reapportionment and Vaccine Mandates

Redistricting Overview

Representative Chip Huggins District 85 Serving Chapin and Irmo Chairman, Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee

Over the past few months, we have been working to redraw the lines of the South Carolina House districts. Once a decade, the House is tasked with redrawing the lines to accommodate for population shifts as South Carolina continues to grow and change. Last week, we passed a new plan for our House districts. I look forward to connecting with the people of District 85, both new and old. You can see the proposed House district lines here: https://redistricting.schouse.gov/housepassedmaps.html

Vaccine Mandate

I was extremely proud to outlaw the unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandates imposed on South Carolina by the federal government and Biden administration. This is a huge win in safeguarding our personal liberties and medical freedom.

 We worked long into the evening Thursday to pass a bill that protects both businesses and the hard-working people of South Carolina. Under this, public entities can not mandate a COVID-19 vaccine, and private employers must honor religious and medical exemptions.

I fought for this legislation because it honors and protects the rights of all South Carolinians, including private business owners, first responders, local governments, school districts, and employees. I am proud of what we accomplished this week, and I will continue to fight any and all federal overreach in South Carolina. The bill now resides in the Senate.

Other Important Links

• For updates from the Governor, visit: https://governor.sc.gov 

• To track a bill, live stream session or meetings, and other information, visit the State Legislature website: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/index.php

• To download the SC Legislature Mobile app for iOS and Android devices, search “SC Legislature” on the App Store/Google Play.

If I can be of service or assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me. Via email at [email protected] or my 24-hour phone line at 803-331-8468.