After gaining widespread support from both the state House and state Senate, H3601, a bill authored by Rep. Seth Rose (D-Richland), was approved by both chambers when Representatives and Senators overrode Gov. Henry McMaster's veto of the bill.
With this override of McMaster's veto, Rose sees his third bill where he was the primary author be enacted into law. H3601 was a measure to reform the state's penal code and allow judges the option to issue conditional discharges for individuals charged with their first offenses of disorderly conduct.
Measures like this one had been passed before in the state Legislature, and former Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed the last attempt to reform the law but the veto was not overridden previously like it was this year.