29 April 2019 :
The House Criminal Laws subcommittee approved H 3301, a Senate proposal (S 0176) that also changes the default execution method in the state to the electric chair. South Carolina prison officials say they currently don't have the drugs for lethal injection and don't know when they will be able to obtain them. The bill has passed the Senate (see Jan. 30) and if the House Judiciary Committee approves the proposal, it could pass the House before the Legislature adjourns May 9. South Carolina's last execution was May 2011.