After weeks of debate, the S.C. Senate approved H.3375, the Tort Reform bill. The bill includes improvements to the construction statute of repose and caps on punitive damages.
The bill returns to the S.C. House, which must agree to the Senate’s amendments. If the House concurs, the bill will be sent to Governor Nikki Haley for her signature. Governor Haley has been instrumental in negotiating the Tort Reform legislation.
The legislature adjourns for the year at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, although negotiations are ongoing for the legislature to return later in June for a special session to address redistricting of legislative and congressional districts.