(Published by the Office of Research of the House of Representatives)

January 25, 2013

The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3096 , the “STATE HEALTH CARE FREEDOM ACT”. The bill provides that the state of South Carolina must not elect to establish or operate an American Health Benefit Exchange, must not establish a governmental agency or nonprofit entity to operate an American Health Benefit Exchange, and must not participate in a regional exchange as provided for in the federal “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” of 2010 or federal regulations promulgated pursuant to that act.

The House approved and sent the Senate H.3180 . This joint resolution directs the State Budget and Control Board to transfer ownership of the CLOVER NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY to the Town of Clover.