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SC Chamber Applauds House Passage of Automatic Stay Legislation

February 27, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber released the below statement regarding S.105, a bill passed today on 2nd Reading by the SC House of Representatives by a vote of 86-30:

“Our state’s law surrounding automatic stays has for too long allowed for anti-business groups to take advantage of the system and delay economic development projects without legitimate reason” said South Carolina Chamber President & CEO Ted Pitts. “S.105 is a good policy that establishes a defined number of days that an automatic stay is in place and requires interested parties to provide valid support for delays. S.105 preserves citizens’ rights to challenge government decisions while clarifying expectations and timelines, and the business community applauds the House and Senate for taking action and improving the process.”

The business community supports this legislation as it moves to the Governor for signature, and the vote on S.105 may be considered for the Chamber’s 2018 Legislative Scorecard. To read today’s letter from the Chamber’s to the SC House of Representatives, please click here.

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