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LRAW Research Spring 2025

Learning Objectives: SC Regulations

Upon completing this South Carolina Regulations unit, you will be able to:

  • Recall that statutes authorize agencies to write regulations at the state level;
  • Identify the SC State Register’s role in providing an opportunity for public comment when it publishes notices of drafting and proposed regulations;
  • Describe how the SC Code of Regulations is organized by agency into chapters and sections;
  • Use the history line of a SC regulation to find where it was first published as a final regulation, and any subsequent amendments, in the SC State Register;
  • Use a statutory authority line to identify the statute that authorized a SC regulation to be written;
  • Find SC regulations in the SC Code of Regulations by citation, or by subject using an index or a basic keyword search;
  • Use a table of contents to find other relevant SC regulations and to contextualize them in a regulatory scheme;
  • Analyze a SC regulation and determine its relevance to a legal issue in the context of a set of facts;
  • Identify relevant SC regulations using the annotations to a SC statute, or by using applicable SC agency websites;
  • Use the SC State Register on to update SC regulations;
  • Interpret the KeyCite flags that update SC regulations;
  • Find cases and secondary sources that have cited a SC regulation, using KeyCite;and
  • Cite SC regulations using the Bluebook and local court rules.