Key Vote Tracker


The Chamber will KEYVOTE and score bills that are part of our 2016 Competiveness Agenda. You may find those here along with other bills that are on our radar as we work on behalf of the South Carolina business community.

Here are a the bills on our radar:

H.3430 – Addressing Unsafe Used Tires
This legislation prohibits the sale of unsafe used tires, and defines “unsafe,” whereas currently, no regulations exist in South Carolina to help ensure that used tires are indeed safe. This is a safety issue for vehicle drivers, occupants and others on the road. In keeping with our commitment to sustaining a competitive environment for businesses to grow and prosper, while ensuring the safety of our citizens, the Chamber supports the passage of H.3430 and is actively urging the Senate to do so with no further amendments...

Sponsors: Sen. Larry Grooms (R-Berkeley)
Summary: Seeks to repeal the termination of the Governor's authority to appoint the secretary of transportation found in Act. 114 and to extend the Governor's authority until further action by the General Assembly
Currently residing in the Senate Transportation Committee and set to be addressed next Wednesday

Sponsors: Sen. Larry Grooms (R-Berkeley), Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort), Sen. Chauncey Gregory (R-Lancaster), Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Cherokee), Sen. Gerald Malloy (D-Darlington), Sen. Paul Campbell (R-Cherokee), Sen. Ray Cleary (R-Georgetown), Sen. Sean Bennett (R-Dorchester)
Summary: Seeks to delegate the responsibility of picking DOT Commissioners (including the Secretary) to the Governor, and to establish a division within the Office of Inspector General that is responsible for the internal audit function of the DOT.
Currently residing in the Senate Transportation Committee and set to be addressed next Wednesday

H. 4145
Sponsors: Reps. White, Clemmons, Goldfinch, Yow, W.J. McLeod, Horne, Murphy, Erickson, Duckworth, Gagnon, Gambrell, Hardwick, Jordan, Long, Lowe, Pitts, Sandifer, Thayer, Willis, Loftis, Alexander, Johnson and Whipper
Summary: Seeks to create a Coordinating Council for workforce development and to develop a comprehensive plan for workforce training.
Currently residing on the House floor and set to be given 2nd reading

H. 4640
Sponsor: Speaker Lucas
Summary: Seeks to amend the Pollution Control Act  relating to prohibiting the discharge of pollutants into the environment and to clarify who may file a petition with the department do not include certain agencies and departments of the state
Currently residing in the House Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs