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Business Community Applauds SC Senate Passage of H.3653

January 31, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Senate today voted 29-14 to pass H.3653, legislation which limits nuisance actions by new neighbors against the normal operations of existing manufacturing facilities by codifying the “coming to the nuisance” defense. The bill now returns to the SC House for approval of amendments.

“We applaud the Senate for its work on and passage of H.3653, which protects our state’s job creators by guarding existing industrial and manufacturing facilities from frivolous nuisance-related lawsuits” said Ted Pitts, President & CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. “Manufacturing is vital to the continued prosperity of South Carolina’s business climate. When existing manufacturing operations become the subject of nuisance litigation, they may be forced to abandon production, resulting in job loss, or be discouraged from investing in and adopting new technologies.”

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce supports the passage of H.3653 and will score both House and Senate votes on its annual Legislative Scorecard. To read the letter of support sent to the Senate on January 23rd, click here.

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