His father was a sheriff, his mother was a school teacher and Tommy Pope was destined to continue their careers in public service. After graduating from Rock Hill High School, Tommy pursued a degree in Business Management at the University of South Carolina. As a freshman, Tommy began working at the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) as a “phone boy” — literally, the boy who answered the phones. Throughout his undergraduate years, in addition to his phone boy duties, Tommy ran the blood hounds, cut down marijuana fields and apprehended criminals. By the time he graduated from Carolina in 1984, he had “blue lights in his blood" and soon became a full time agent at SLED.
Some big legislation made its way into Full Committee last week! Will still be tracking the important bill regarding the increase in penalties for trafficking fentanyl and the bill working on bond reform as we head into session this week. Stay tuned!
This bill (H.3774) has been carefully drafted based on debates in both the House and the Senate and addresses the constitutionality concerns of the Supreme Court. We look forward to moving this critical piece of legislation to protect the unborn.
The SC House Republican Caucus is proud to support The Human Life Protection Act that passed out of the House Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee this week and will go before the full Judiciary Committee next week.