Greg Hembree, State Senator for District 28 (Horry and Dillon), of Little River has been named Chairman of the Senate Education Committee. This was announced on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, by President of the Senate, Harvey Peeler.
The Senate Education Committee is responsible for all state legislation impacting preschool, kindergarten through grade 12 and institutions of higher education in South Carolina.
Asked about his new assignment Senator Hembree said, “Providing the opportunity for a world class education to every South Carolinian is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of government. We have a very strong group of senators serving on our committee and look forward to improving those opportunities; we can do better in South Carolina and we are eager to get to work.”
The Senate Education Committee is already considering a number of reform proposals and expects to have a full calendar this year, which Gov. Henry McMaster has proclaimed “The Year of Education”.