South Carolina House committee votes to amend, not repeal, CON laws

(The Center Square) — A South Carolina House committee recommended on Tuesday that the state should revise its certificate of need laws instead of removing those laws entirely.

The House Certificate of Need Ad Hoc Committee voted to amend S. 290, formerly a bill that would repeal CON laws that passed the Senate in January. The bill is expect to come before the full House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.


Majority Leader Gary Simrill, R-York, said that the committee would hear more amendments to the plan but his goal would be to reach a point where a conference committee would be setup with the Senate on the differences before the legislative session ends on May 12.


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