SC senators cancel meeting to discuss open records bills

The South Carolina Statehouse

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A Senate subcommittee has cancelled a meeting to discuss changes to South Carolina’s open records law after a pair of state Supreme Court rulings last year restricted information that had commonly been public.

The meeting set for Wednesday has not been rescheduled

The senators were supposed to discuss a bill to make public any reports used or prepared by a coroner about the cause of death for someone. The second bill would require an agenda before a public board meets and would require a two-thirds vote to add anything to that agenda.

The Supreme Court ruled last year that autopsy reports were not public records and that county and city councils and other local boards were not required to release a list of items to be discussed at their meetings.