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Business Community Applauds Signing of Automatic Stay Legislation

March 14, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber released the below statements regarding S.105, a bill signed today by the Governor:

“The state’s business community applauds the legislature for passing the Automatic Stay bill, and we thank Senator Rankin and Representative Fry for their leadership and Governor McMaster for signing this legislation” said South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Ted Pitts. “Businesses moving into our state and creating jobs here want clear expectations and timelines. This legislation provides that clarity while preserving citizens’ rights to challenge government permitting decisions.”

“Today’s bill signing is a win for South Carolina job creators and employees” said Jack Sanders, Chairman of the South Carolina Chamber Board of Directors and President & CEO of Sonoco. “For too long, the automatic stay system placed undue burden on job creators, and this bill prevents frivolous legal challenges that hinder economic growth.”

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce will score General Assembly votes on this bill in this year’s Legislative Scorecard. To read a full list of the South Carolina Chamber’s 2018 legislative priorities, click here.

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