South Carolina Legislature


House Ethics Committee



Information older than two years has been moved to the House Ethics Committee Archives page.

Rules of the House Ethics Committee

1997 - 1992 Advisory Opinions

2017 - 1998 Advisory Opinions - Updated: August 15, 2017

House Ethics Committee Fines - Updated: September 20, 2017

House Ethics Committee Public Reprimands - Updated: August 30, 2017

House Ethics Committee Public Reprimands - January 2017 to Present

Advisory Opinion Regarding Chumley Matter

Final Order In The Matter of Representative Harold Mitchell, Jr.

Electronic Filing for Candidate Campaign Disclosure Form and Statement of Economic Interests Form

Fine Appeal Form

Protocol for Audits of Candidates/House Members' Campaign Accounts - January 18, 2017

Addendum Information for Candidates and Members 2015 Statement of Economic Interests

  • 2015 Statement of Economic Interests Addendum from Representative G. Murrell Smith, Jr.
  • 2015 Statement of Economic Interests Addendum from Representative Kenneth A. Bingham
  • 2015 Statement of Economic Interests Addendum from Representative Kirkman Finlay III

  • Consent Order In the Matter of the South Carolina House of Representatives Legislative Ethics Committee Complaint against Former Representative Eric Bikas

    Waiver of Right to Appeal In the Matter of Former Speaker of the House Robert W. Harrell, Jr.
    Order In the Matter of Former Speaker of the House Robert W. Harrell, Jr.

    Addendum Information for Candidates and Members 2016 Statement of Economic Interests

  • 2016 Statement of Economic Interests Addendum from Representative Kirkman Finlay, III

  • Consent Order In the Matter of the South Carolina House of Representatives Legislative Ethics Committee Complaint against Representative Cezar E. McKnight, District Number 101

    In the Matter of Former House Representatives Edward L. Southard, Agreement by Consent - June 15, 2016

    Consent Order In the Matter of the South Carolina House of Representatives Legislative Ethics Committee Receipt of Complaint Against Representative Donna C. Hicks, District Number 37

    Advisory Opinion 2016-2, Laundry List Opinion

    Order in the Matter of Kyle Boyd, Former Candidate of the House of Representatives, Dist. #48

    Instructions for Uploading Excel Spreadsheet of Contributions and Expenditures for the Quarterly Campaign Disclosure Reports
  • A. Recorded Instructions You must use Google Chrome as your browser for this link.
  • B. User Guide Instructions - Updated: October 5, 2017

  • Advisory Opinion 2017-10 - Member Serving on the Judicial Merit Selection Commission When his Spouse Plans to Run for a State Court Judgeship

    Advisory Opinion 2017-11 - Donation to a War Memorial in Washington, DC with Campaign Funds

    Advisory Opinion 2017-12 - Disclosure of Material Assets on the Campaign Disclosure Report

    Advisory Opinion 2017-13 - Legislative Special Interest Caucus

    Advisory Opinion 2017-14 - Use of Campaign Funds for Door Prizes at Town Hall Meetings

    Brochure regarding the treatment of interest earned on a Campaign Bank Account




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