By Curt Olson | The Nerve
Three proponents of a state bill calling for South Carolina to resist, or “nullify,” the federal health-care law known as Obamacare say the legislation remains alive despite the Senate’s failure to pass it before the end of this year’s regular legislative session.
Rep. Bill Chumley, R-Spartanburg and the sponsor of H. 3101; grassroots activist Jesse Graston of Rock Hill; and Michael Maharrey, national communications director at the Tenth Amendment Center, a California-based organization that promotes states’ rights, said Monday that they will press ahead with H. 3101 in January 2014.
That became necessary when the Senate interrupted debate on the bill for adjournment last Wednesday before taking a vote on second reading. A bill requires three readings to pass; H. 3101 will remain on the Senate calendar when lawmakers return for the next regular session in January.