COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Legislators will likely return to Columbia in mid-June for a special legislative session.
Under a resolution approved Tuesday by the Senate, the special session would start at noon June 15. That’s the day after many legislators face challengers in party primaries.
The measure sent to the House allows the limited session to continue through June 22.
Legislators hope to reach agreement on a roughly $7.5 billion state spending plan in the next two weeks.
State law requires that the regular session end at 5 p.m. June 2. But legislators routinely create a special session to wrap up their work on the state budget and other bills that have already passed both chambers with differences.
The state’s 2016-17 fiscal year starts July 1.