SC Senator Scott Talley Introduces Bill to Shorten Legislative Session and Move to Two-Year Budget
SPARTANBURG, SC – Upstate Republican Senator Scott Talley today introduced a bill, S. 578, in the State Senate to shorten session and to move the state to a two-year budget.
In a statement, Talley said, “The bill I introduced today will save taxpayer dollars, force legislators to be more efficient with their time in Columbia, and it will force legislators to plan ahead. Voters have made it clear that fixing our roads is a top priority, yet, we are years into the roads debate with currently nothing to show for it. South Carolinians should demand more progress from their representatives in government and I believe that with a constricted time frame, legislators will be forced to get more done in a shorter period of time at the State House.”
“With a two year budget, legislators must plan ahead and project more conservative estimates and budgets. This is a way to further limit government and it will emphasize that we have part time, citizen legislators, who should spend more time working and engaging in their communities.”
In Talley’s bill, session would end on the Thursday before Easter in April, which condenses session by roughly two months. Additionally, the bill would create a Biennial Appropriations Act.
Scott Talley is a business owner and attorney in Spartanburg, SC. Talley represents Senate District 12, which covers portions of Spartanburg and Greenville Counties. Talley was elected to the Senate in 2016, replacing Lee Bright.