COLUMBIA, S.C. — Some South Carolina senators are listening to a pair of proposals that would strictly limit refugees in South Carolina.
One bill would require a public database of refuges resettled in the state and hold their sponsors liable for damages if they committed an act of terrorism.
A second resolution calls for a ban on state agencies taking in new refugees until the federal government can establish new procedures to alleviate security concerns.
The Senate subcommittee hearing on the proposals is Tuesday afternoon.
Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler tried Thursday to get the proposals heard without hearings, but Democrats blocked him, saying they wanted to hear testimony about refugees in the state.
In December, state officials said two refugees had been relocated to South Carolina, against Gov. Nikki Haley's wishes