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House Legislative Oversight Committee


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Committee Vision For South Carolina agencies to become, and continuously remain, the most effective state agencies in the country through processes which eliminate waste and efficiently deploy resources thereby creating greater confidence in state government.
Committee Mission Determine if agency laws and programs are being implemented and carried out in accordance with the intent of the General Assembly and whether they should be continued, curtailed or eliminated. Inform the public about state agencies.

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+ Committee Structure and Process

+ Legislative Authority

  • Statutes Relating to Legislative Oversight: S.C. Code of Laws Section 2-2-5 et seq.

  • Act which created Legislative Oversight (No. 121 of 2014)
  • Summaries of Act No. 121 of 2014 from the Legislative Update, published by the Office of Research for the House of Representatives:
  • October 6, 2014 Major Issues: Legislative Overview
  • October 6, 2014 Major Issues: State Government Restructuring


  • + Committee Studies of Agencies and Issues

  • Flow Charts

  • Click on any heading to sort the table by that column.

    Study Information
    (Click on agency name or issue to open webpage with information from the Committee's study)
    Current Status of Study Current Subcommittee
    (Click on name to see members of subcommittee)
    Executive Summary of Study Report Complete Study Report or Video/Dashboard
    (Click link for report)
    Accident Fund, State Under Study Healthcare and Regulatory
    Adjutant General Completed in 2018 Executive ^ 2018.07 - Study Report
    Administrative Law Court Not yet studied Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
    Aeronautics Commission, S.C. Completed in 2019 Executive 2019.10 - Executive Summary 2019.10 - Study Report
    Aging, Department on Under Study Executive
    Agriculture, Department of Completed in 2017 Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation ^ 2017.11 -
    Study Report
    Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, Department of Completed in 2020 Health and Regulatory 2020.03 -
    Executive Summary
    2020.03 -
    Study Report
    Archives and History, Department of Completed in 2017 Education and Cultural Affairs ^ 2017.08 -
    Study Report
    Arts Commission, S.C. Under Study Education and Cultural Affairs
    Attorney General, Office of the Under Study Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
    Blind, Commission for the Completed in 2016 Health and Regulatory ^ 2016.10 -
    Study Report
    Commerce, Department of Under Study Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation
    Comptroller General's Office Completed in 2015 Executive ^ 2015.12 -
    Study Report
    Conservation Bank, S.C. Not yet studied Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation
    Consumer Affairs, Department of Not yet studied Health and Regulatory
    Corrections, Department of Completed in 2020 Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice 2020.10 -
    Executive Summary
    2020.10 -
    Study Video/Dashboard
    Deaf and the Blind, School for the Completed in 2016 Education and Cultural Affairs ^ 2016.10 -
    Study Report
    Disabilities and Special Needs, Department of Completed in 2018 Health and Regulatory ^ 2018.11 -
    Study Report
    ETV Commission Completed in 2018 Education and Cultural Affairs ^ 2018.11 -
    Study Report
    Education, Department of Under Study Education and Cultural Affairs
    Election Commission, State
  • 2017 study of entire agency
  • 2021 study of process for maintaining the accuracy of voter rolls with regards to qualified electors, including, but not limited to, removing deceased people from the state's active voter registration list (Ad Hoc Committee)
  • Completed in 2017 Executive ^ 2017.12 -
    Study Report
    Employment and Workforce, Department of Not yet studied Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation
    Ethics Commission, State Under Study Executive
    Financial Institutions, Board of Not yet studied Executive
    First Steps to School Readiness, S.C. Completed in 2016 Education and Cultural Affairs ^ 2016.05 -
    Study Report
    Forestry Commission Not yet studied Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation
    Health and Environmental Control, Department of (DHEC) Completed in 2017 Health and Regulatory 2017.12 -
    Study Report
    Health and Human Services, Department of (DHHS) Under Study Health and Regulatory
    Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission Not yet studied Education and Cultural Affairs
    Higher Education, Commission on Not yet studied Education and Cultural Affairs ^
    Housing Finance and Development Authority, S.C. State (SC Housing) Completed in 2020 Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation 2020.10 -
    Executive Summary
    2020.10 -
    Study Report
    Human Affairs Commission, S.C. Completed in 2017 Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation ^ 2017.12 -
    Study Report
    Indigent Defense, Commission on Completed in 2018 Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice ^ 2018.11 -
    Study Report
    Insurance, Department of Not yet studied Health and Regulatory
    Jobs-Economic Development Authority, S.C. Under Study Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation
    John de la Howe School Completed in 2018 Education and Cultural Affairs ^ 2018.07 -
    Study Report
    Juvenile Justice, Department of (DJJ)
  • 2017 study of entire agency
  • 2021 study of LAC Follow up Audit of DJJ
  • Completed in 2017 Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice ^ 2017.04 -
    Study Report
    Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Department of (LLR) Completed in 2019 Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation ^ 2019.07 -
    Study Report
    Law Enforcement Division, State (SLED) Not yet studied Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
    Law Enforcement Training Council and Criminal Justice Academy Completed in 2017 Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice ^ 2017.11 -
    Study Report
    Library, State Under Study Education and Cultural Affairs
    Mental Health, Department of (DMH) Completed in 2020 Health and Regulatory 2020.03 -
    Executive Summary
    2020.03 -
    Study Report
    Minority Affairs, Commission for Completed in 2018 Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation ^ 2018.07 -
    Study Report
    Motor Vehicles, Department of (DMV) Completed in 2019 Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation 2019.10 -
    Executive Summary
    2019.10 -
    Study Report
    Museum, State Not yet studied Education and Cultural Affairs
    Natural Resources, Department of (DNR) Completed in 2018 Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice ^ 2018.07 -
    Study Report
    Parks Recreation and Tourism, Department of Completed in 2018 Executive ^ 2018.11 -
    Study Report
    Patients Compensation Fund, S.C. Not yet studied Health and Regulatory
    Patriots Point Development Authority Completed in 2018 Education and Cultural Affairs ^ 2018.07 -
    Study Report
    Probation, Parole and Pardon, Department of Under Study Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
    Prosecution Coordination, Commission on Completed in 2018 Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice ^ 2018.11 -
    Study Report
    Public Safety, Department of (DPS) Completed in 2017 Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice ^ 2017.12 -
    Study Report
    Retirement System Investment Commission Study on hold Executive
    Revenue, Department of (DOR) Completed in 2018 Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation ^ 2018.11 -
    Study Report
    Rural Infrastructure Authority Completed in 2019 Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation 2019.12 -
    Executive Summary
    2019.12 -
    Study Report
    Sea Grant Consortium, S.C. Not yet studied Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation
    Secretary of State, Office of the Completed in 2020 Executive 2020.10 -
    Executive Summary
    2020.10 -
    Study Video/Dashboard
    Social Services, Department of (DSS) Completed in 2016 Health and Regulatory ^ 2016.04 -
    Study Report
    Technical and Comprehensive Education, State Board for Not yet studied Education and Cultural Affairs
    Transportation Infrastructure Bank, S.C. Completed in 2017 Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation ^ 2017.04 -
    Study Report
    Transportation, Department of (DOT) Completed in 2016 Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Transportation ^ 2016.06 -
    Study Report
    Treasurer, S.C. Office of the Completed in 2017 Executive ^ 2017.08 -
    Study Report
    Vocational Rehabilitation Department, S.C. Not yet studied Health and Regulatory
    Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School Completed in 2019 Education and Cultural Affairs ^ 2019.10 -
    Study Report
    Workers' Compensation Commission, S.C. Not yet studied Health and Regulatory
    Issue Study: State agencies' relationship with, funding of, and other activities relating to Planned Parenthood facilities and other abortion providers in S.C. Completed in 2016 Ad hoc committee * 2016.04 -
    Issue Study: DHEC's Receipt and Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine Study Under Study Ad hoc committee

    Table Note: A carrot (^) indicates an Executive Summary is included in the full report. An asterisk (*) indicates an Executive Summary is not available.

    Summary of Committee Recommendations and Findings

    + Data Compiled from All Agencies

  • Missions and Visions (Excel Spreadsheet)
  • Goals (Excel Spreadsheet)
  • Products, Services, and Customer Segments (Excel Spreadsheet)
  • Partners (Excel Spreadsheet)
  • Required Reports (Excel Spreadsheet)


  • + List of Agencies that have Restructuring Recommendations

    Currently, an agency may note any restructuring recommendations in its Annual Accountability Report to the General Assembly and Governor. For more information about any of these restructuring recommendations, note a “yes” response links to the applicable agency report.


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    Agency Name 2015 Restructuring Report 2016 Restructuring Report 2015-16 Accountability Report (AAR) 2016-17 AAR 2017-18 AAR 2018-19 AAR 2019-20 AAR
    Accident Fund, State No No No No No No No
    Adjutant General's Office No No No No No No No
    Administrative Law Court No No No No No No No
    Administration, Department of NA* NA* Yes Yes No No Yes
    Aeronautics Commission No No No No No No No
    Agriculture, Department of No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Alcohol and Other Abuse Services, Department of No Yes Yes No No No No
    Archives and History, Department of No No No No No No No
    Arts Commission Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
    Attorney General Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
    Auditor, Office of the State NA* NA* No No No No No
    Blind, Commission for the No No No No No No No
    Children's Advocacy, Department of NA NA NA NA NA NA No
    Clemson University Public Service Activities NA* NA** No No No No No
    Clemson University NA* NA** No No No No No
    Coastal Carolina University NA* NA** No No No No Yes
    College of Charleston NA* NA** No No No No No
    The Citadel NA* NA** No No No No No
    Francis Marion University NA* NA** Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Lander University NA* NA** No No No No No
    Medical University of South Carolina NA* NA** Yes No No No No
    SC State University NA* NA** No No No No No
    S.C. State University Public Service Activities NA* NA** Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    University of South Carolina NA* NA** No No No No No
    USC - Aiken NA* NA** No No No Yes No
    USC - Beaufort NA* NA** No No No No No
    USC - Lancaster NA* NA** No No No No No
    USC - Salkehatchie NA* NA** No No No No No
    USC - Sumter NA* NA** No No No No No
    USC - Union NA* NA** No No No No No
    USC - Upstate NA* NA** No No No Yes No
    Winthrop University NA* NA** No No No No No
    Commerce, Department of No No No No No No No
    Comptroller General's Office Yes Yes Yes No No No No
    Confederate Relic Room NA* NA** Yes No Yes Yes Yes
    Conservation Bank, South Carolina No No No No No No No
    Consumer Affairs, Department of No Yes No No No No Yes
    Corrections, Department of Yes No No No No No No
    Deaf and the Blind, School for the Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Disabilities and Special Needs, Department of No No No No No No Yes
    Educational Television Commission Yes No No No No Yes Yes
    Education, Department of Yes Yes No No Yes No No
    Election Commission No No No No No No No
    Employment and Workforce, Department of No No Yes No No No No
    Ethics Commission No No No No No No No
    Financial Institutions, Board of Yes No No No No No No
    First Steps to School Readiness, S.C. No No Yes No No No No
    Fiscal Accountability Authority, State NA* NA** No No No No No
    Forestry Commission No No No No No No No
    Governor's School for Science and Mathematics NA* NA** No No No No No
    Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities NA* NA** No No TBD No No
    Health and Environmental Control, Department of No Yes Yes Yes No No No
    Health and Human Services, Department of No Yes Yes No Yes No No
    Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission No No No No No No No
    Higher Education, Commission on Yes Yes No No No No No
    Housing Finance and Development Authority Yes No No No Yes No No
    Human Affairs Commission Yes No No No No Yes No
    Indigent Defense, Commission on No No No No No No No
    Inspector General, Office of NA* NA** No No Yes No No
    Insurance, Department of No No No No No No No
    Jobs-Economic Development Authority No Yes Yes No No No No
    John de la Howe School No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
    Judicial Department NA* NA** No No No TBD TBD
    Juvenile Justice, Department of No No No No No No No
    Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Department of Yes No No No No No No
    Law Enforcement Division, State No No No No No No No
    Law Enforcement Training Council No No No No No No No
    Library, State No Yes No No No No No
    Department of Aging (formerly Lieutenant Governor's Office and the Office on Aging) No No No No No No No
    Mental Health, Department of No No No No No No No
    Minority Affairs, Commission for No No No No No No No
    Motor Vehicles, Department of No No No No Yes Yes Yes
    Museum, State Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Natural Resources, Department of No No No No No No No
    Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Department of No No No No No No No
    Patients' Compensation Fund, South Carolina No No No No No TBD TBD
    Patriots Point Development Authority No No TBD TBD No No No
    Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, Department & Board of No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Procurement Review Panel NA* NA** No No No No No
    Prosecution Coordination, Commission on No No No No Yes No No
    Public Employee Benefit Authority, South Carolina NA* NA** No No No No No
    Public Safety, Department of No No No No No No No
    Public Service Commission NA* NA** No No Yes No No
    Regulatory Staff, Office of No No No No No Yes Yes
    Retirement System Investment Commission Yes No No No No No No
    Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office NA* NA** Yes No No No No
    Revenue, Department of No No No No No No No
    Rural Infrastructure Authority, South Carolina Yes No No No No Yes No
    Sea Grant Consortium No No No No No No No
    Secretary of State No No No No No No No
    Social Services, Department of Yes Yes No No No No No
    Technical and Comprehensive Education, State Board for No No No No No No No
    Transportation Infrastructure Bank No No No No No No No
    Transportation, Department of No No Yes No No No No
    Treasurer's Office, State No No No No No No No
    Veterans, Affairs, Department of NA NA NA NA NA NA No
    Vocational Rehabilitation Department No No No No No No No
    Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School No No Yes No No No No
    Workers' Compensation Commission Yes No No No No No No

    Agency Response Totals
    No Restructuring Recommendations 48 51 75 86 80 80 82
    With Restructuring Recommendations 17 14 21 10 16 15 15
    To Be Determined 0 0 1 1 1 2 2
    NA 2 2 2 2 2 2 0
    Grand Total 67 67 99 99 99 99 99

    NA* = Agency not required to file a Restructuring and Seven-Year Plan Report
    NA** = Agency not required to file a Restructuring Report
    TBD = Agency has not yet informed the committee if it has restructuring recommendations





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