Recent News

The second week of the 2022 Session was abbreviated due to the inclement weather. House Ways and Means subcommittees continued to conduct budget hearings for state agencies and a Senate Finance subcommittee held a hearing to appropriate funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Savannah River Settlement. These items along with several bills of interest will be discussed below in this week’s Friday Report.
SCAC will host its Mid-Year Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the Embassy Suites Hotel
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On Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, SCAC and clerks to council from many counties had a virtual meeting discussing the partnership between the association and clerks. The purpose of the meeting was to welcome new clerks, introduce SCAC staff and programs, and provide updates on the annual conference and registration changes. Below are links to the slides and the recording of the meeting.


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Emails sent by SCAC staff in regard to ARPA are now also available online at more


The General Assembly began the 2022 session this week. Because this is the second year of a two-year session, any bills that do not become law this year will have to be filed again in 2023. The House debated a reapportionment bill (S. 865), and the Ways and Means Committee began budget hearings with state and local government entities. The Senate immediately took up a Certificate of Need bill (... Read more


The United States Supreme Court this afternoon issued an order concerning the federal government’s enforcement of the large-employer COVID vaccine or testing mandate. SCAC previously notified counties that on September 9, 2021, the Biden Administration issued an executive order requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to require either that their employees receive a COVID vaccine or were tested weekly. Government entities, including counties, were not exempted from that order. A separate part of the order also required health care facilities receiving federal funds to implement... Read more