LEGISLATIVE UPDATE : January 22-26, 2018
On The Floor:
PROTECTION FOR MANUFACTURING FACILITIES — This week under the dome, the Senate set H.3653 for priority special order status. This bill limits the reach of nuisance lawsuits against existing manufacturing, transportation and warehouse facilities. With more than 5,000 facilities in the state, approximately 11% of the state’s workforce is linked to the manufacturing industry. This bill provides protection for these facilities that operate in compliance with federal, state and local laws; and meet compliance with environmental permits.
A STRONG STATE — The tradition of the Governor’s Address to the South Carolina General Assembly dates back more than a century. This week, Governor Henry McMaster offered his first State of the State Address to the General Assembly laying out his agenda on issues of education, ethics reform, taxes, the opioid epidemic and more. You can watch the full address HERE or read the full text HERE.
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW SESSION — Republican Senator Greg Hembree joined Charles Bierbauer and Senator Thomas McElveen to discuss the upcoming topics of this year’s legislative session. The full interview is available to watch HERE.